- Ascended Fanon:
- Clem the Grineer◊ has been acknowledged by the devs, first as the canonical name of the Steel Meridian medallion trader before he became an Ascended Extra and was featured in the "A Man of Few Words" quest. What's more, his weapon of choice, the "Two Grakata", were released as an actual weapon with Update 17 as the Twin Grakata.
- John Prodman, who originated from a thread about a Prod Crewman taking on Phorid by himself would later become an opponent in The Index who drops an autographed poster of himself.
- Fortuna 69 is now a permanent instance, meaning it won't be purged for lack of population
- Colbert Bump: Two:
- The devs credit youtubers such as Totalbiscuit for helping to bring them publicity in the early days of Warframe.
- An odd example; while it was a rather popular game beforehand, the massive ongoing controversy kicked up by the blunders of Destiny 2 (see Dueling Works below) ended up bringing a lot of extra attention to Warframe as people began mentioning it in discussions as "like Destiny 2 if it wasn't crap". Particular attention was paid to how its monetisation methods are less exploitative, despite Warframe being an actual F2P game, unlike Destiny 2 which goes the whole hog with lootboxes and restricted content despite being a full-priced AAA game. As a result, Destiny 2's losses have proved to be Warframe's gains. Extra Credits even did an episode about how Activision had ended up investing $500 million in marketing... for Warframe.
- Dueling Works: With Destiny, thanks to both being post-apocalyptic sci-fi games set in the distant future with a focus on loot collecting. Considering Plains of Eidolon was released around the same time as Destiny 2 and the expansion's extensive advertising campaign, many believe it's official.
- Also with Anthem, which is stylistically even closer to Warframe than Destiny is (with a 3rd-person perspective, a range of different powered armour suits to choose from, and an emphasis on high mobility).
- Fan Community Nicknames: A semi-example; Digital Extreme constantly refers to the players as ''Tenno".
- Funny Character, Boring Actor: Inverted with The Lotus / Rebecca Ford. While The Lotus is a stoic, calculating Voice with an Internet Connection who only really emotes when things are about to go truly pear-shaped, like when the Grustrag Three are sent after you in a mission, Rebecca Ford is more along the lines of a fun-loving and energetic lady with a charming sense of humor.
- Genius Bonus: The name of the Perrin Sequence syndicate originates from the mathematical number sequence named after mathematician Raoul Perinn.
- Meaningful Release Date: Amongst updates, Update 26: The Old Blood, which introduced Grendel and the Kuva Liches to the game, was released on October 31st, 2019 for PC - that is to say, Halloween Day.
- Schedule Slip: DE understably delayed the release of Operation Scarlet Spear from early March to the last full week of the month due to the coronavirus outbreak, which forced all of their staff to work from home for safety reasons.
- What Could Have Been: Inverted — Warframe is this to darkSector, or to be more precise, to this trailer. The lore might be different, but the looks are nearly identical. As for straight examples:
- Concept art indicates that Ash was intended to be female.
- Protea's original name was to be Obalisque.
- The Kuva Liches were originally supposed to have a more eldritch theme toward their immortality.
- The Wiki Rule: The WARFRAME Wiki.
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