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  • Actor Allusion: Elise's profile on SSX Tricky lists her favourite movie as Charlie's Angels, which starred her voice actress, Lucy Liu.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: Much of the cast in Tricky is voiced by celebrities, and most of them are exclusive in that particular game — David Arquette (Eddie), Lucy Liu (Elise), Billy Zane (Brodi), Bif Naked (Zoe, whom she reprises in SSX 3), Macy Gray (Seeiah), and Oliver Platt (Luther).
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  • Killer App: Was one of the first games released for the PS2, and was a console exclusive unlike Tricky onwards.
  • Older Than They Think:
    • While Tricky is famed for changing the part of the song playing based on where you were on the track, the first SSX altered the waveform for things like big air before Tricky did.
    • Rahzel the trick announcer debuted in the first SSX with many of the same quotes he's known for in Tricky.
  • The Other Darrin: Pretty much all of the characters have gone through this as the series progressed.
  • Real Song Theme Tune:
    • A remixed version of Run-DMC's "It's Tricky" for SSX Tricky. See also Awesome Music.
    • Pretty Lights did another remix of "It's Tricky" as the theme song to SSX 2012.
    • In Tricky, several characters get full songs for their Rank Up videos, such as Bonecracker for Eddie.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • In pre-release and beta footage of Tricky (a lot of which can be seen in the game's "DVD Content" section), several characters were going to have different affinities for board types than what they ended up having in the final release. For instance, Elise was originally going to be a Freestyle rider, but switched back to BX by the time of the final release. Her freestyle moveset survived in the final game with her "Angel" board.
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    • The 2012 game was originally titled SSX: Deadly Descents and had a much Darker and Edgier tone than anything in the series up to that point, as seen in this preview trailer. Fans did not like it one bit, often referring to it as "SSX meets Modern Warfare", with game critic Dan Ryckert saying that "[i]t looked like you were gonna snowboard into the White House to stop an assassination." The backlash caused EA to go back to the drawing board, and while the finished game was still fairly grounded compared to previous entries, it dropped most of the militarized edge of the original trailer.
  • Working Title:
    • The original game went through a couple of variations, including Snowboard Supercross, Snowboard SuperX (still pronounced "Supercross," because "X" Makes Anything Cool), and Big SSX Snowboarding. Tricky, meanwhile, was initially reported as SSX: DVD and SSX: Special Edition before the game's new content added up to enough to give the game its own identity beyond just an update of the original.
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    • And then, of course, there's the 2012 reboot, which was originally subtitled Deadly Descents before fan outcry at the original trailer prompted EA to drop the subtitle by the time they started to do gameplay previews and character reveals and such.


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