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The Skaarj are heavily inspired by Predator, including such homages as dreadlocks and wrist-mounted blades. The Vortex Rikers prison ship is named after Rikers Island. Appropriate, since they're both prisons. The multiplayer map DmAriza has the shape. Quake The name of the Glathriel Village from Return to Na Pali comes from the human hex in in Jack Chalker's "Well of Souls" books. Na Pali is named after a state park on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The Temple of Chizra is inspired by the Indiana Jones movies. The filenames of the Rrajigar Mine and Depths of Rrajigar levels are named "Dig" and "Dug" respectively. The UT2003 intro, where Malcolm, Brock and Lauren are presented as a team, has a lot of influence from . WWE AS-Junkyard, from its description to the objectives of the map itself, references . Scrapheap Challenge/Junkyard Wars The LBX-7683 asteroid, where the Assault map AS-RobotFactory takes place, is a reference to the LBX networking protocol. DM-Leviathan features this reference: DM-Inferno explicitly references . The Divine Comedy A taunt from robot characters goes " Faster. Stronger. Better." Two maps, one for Deathmatch and another for Capture The Flag, are given the name " Grendelkeep". If you finish a match without allowing the opposing team to score a single point, the announcer will yell " Flawless Victory!" The Nightmare voicepacks have varying shoutouts to horror films: Two of the Thunder Crash members are called Picard and Riker. Gorge's team, their suit, and their name (Juggernauts), are shout-outs to The Juggernaut from X-Men. The Bridge of Fate maps (one for Bombing Run, one for Capture The Flag) are modelled after an environment from (more precisely, from the movies). The Lord of the Rings One of the taunts found in the Dummied Out voicepacks have the characters saying "I'm sorry! Did I break up your concentration?" Continuing with the Shout Outs to Mortal Kombat, the announcer will yell " Finish Him!!" before you do a Coup De Grace. Some of the Liandri bots taunts are references to internet lingo. "You are teh suck!" "Llama." "RTFM." There's also these two references to Microsoft Windows: "Logging crash dump." "I see the blue screen." The Juggernauts are also keen on references: One of the challenges have three slow but tough males going against three fast but weak females. It's called " Tortoise vs. Hare" Another of the Challenges has Malcolm going against 4 undead characters. It's called " Day of the Dead". Anubis's Ladder mentions that he was offered an offer he couldn't refuse. It's exactly what happens at the end of the Ascension Rites. One of Apophis's taunts is " Damn, I'm good!" One of Devastation's adrenaline combos, "Head Turret", has her activating mounted turret defenses, not unlike those of Fulgore's No Mercy. Many of her Ladder challenges have references to programming concepts. One of her matches is labeled "GOTO: Next Match", and the description of another match has a C++ fragment.
"if (Target.Color == Self.Color) ProtectTarget(); else DestroyTarget()" One of Raiden's ladder challenges has a reference to the Netherrealm, stating that he hates to use their powers, but in order to advance in the Tournament, he must do so. His Coup De Grace is one of his Fatalities from . Trilogy The challenge where he's unlocked is called "Unreal Kombat 2". A previous challenge where Anubis faces both Malcolm and Raiden is called "Unreal Kombat". A challenge where the player has to defeat two Raidens mentions the Elder Gods. Outside of MK references, one of his Ladder challenges pits him against the Skaarj Torgr and the human female Sappire. The match is called " Beauty and the Beast". One of Raptor's challenges is named "Carnage++", a reference to the C++ programming language. One of Sobek's taunts is " It's better to burn out, than to fade away." One of Szalor's Ladder challenges is called " Armed and Dangerous". One of the in-game awards, given to the achiever after reflecting an opponent's charged adrenaline fueled melee attack, is called Smackdown!. The achievement for beating Chapter 4 is called " Not In Kansas Anymore". The achievement for defeating the Final Boss in Insane is called " Fear The Reaper". Get the "Combo King" award 15 times, and you get the " Don't taze me bro!" achievement. It turns out that the Nanoblack referenced across the series exists in Real Life. Jester is designed around Epic Games' president Mike Capps' sister. The Ronin team has "Damn, I'm Good!" as a taunt. The Greed gametype is inspired in the Greed mod for which in turn is based on Unreal Tournament 2004 's Harvester gametype. Given that the UT2004 mod replaces the skulls of Harvester with coins and the Quake III: Team Arena UT3 gametype brings the skulls back, it's possible that UT3!Greed is a mix of both.