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  • The first chapter is titled "New Doom, Same as the Old Doom", which is an obvious parody of the famous lyrics from "Meet The New Boss".
  • Nyx's ability to dislocate her shoulder at will is based on Riggs' skill in the Lethal Weapon movies.
  • Viera refers to Ying's Battle Mode as The Iron Giant.
  • The way the Miz followers wear copies of his costume as disguises to carry out their acts of rebellion is similar to V for Vendetta.
  • The cover story Zim sets up for Nyx is that she's returning from an exchange program in Tibecuador.
  • Ma'lack, one of the bounty hunters that comes after Dib in Episode 3, is stated to be a Garatron, a minor alien species from one of the later Animorphs books.
  • At one point while discussing his grand conspiracy theory, Bill slightly paraphrases one of The Question's most famous lines, regarding how the plastic tips at the end of shoelaces are "called aglets. Their true purpose is sinister."
  • The exchange between Tenn and Slab Rankle about the enslavement of the rat people is paraphrased from an episode of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron regarding the legality of one of Jimmy's experiments.
    Tenn: Is that legal?
    Slab: In some states. Depends on how you define 'legal'.
  • While freeing the enslaved rat people, Nyx yells "Freedom!" while half her face is covered in blue paint.
  • At one point in Episode 5, Zim's Monster Clown breaks open a door with an axe and shouts "Here's Johnny!".
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  • The first story involves Gaz and Viera being caught up in a misfired magic spell which teleports them to the woods naked and tied to each other, like the "Sans-A-Pelt" episode of The Angry Beavers.
    • At another point in that story, a ghost causes the house it haunts to collapse in on itself, like the climax of Poltergeist.
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