Hello wizard101 and this is a list of some of the easter eggs i picked up on the way through empyrea.
OK lets start with the very obvious ones.
Pork, Beans and Sparck, They kinda remind me of star trek, like seriously the ship thing we flew to empyrea looked like the space ship from star trek ( i am no star trek expert please keep that in mind)
The Bat is based off of Batman, evidence?
He has a car like engine like the one batman uses
He has a "bat cave" in zanadu which batman has
Bat did have a " Robin" in zanadu known as grey'sin
After you accept the quest " the deadliest catch" and you talk to Bat again, he mentions that he had a belt that attracts sky squids, so it sounds like Bat does have a utility belt.
Ziggi stardust was pretty much self explain, she is based off of ziggy stardust
Now with the not obvious ones
The Qhatlady is kinda cool because it is a pun, she is a crazy cat lady
The quizzler was based off of the riddler
The Le pingouin is based off of Penguin, yet another batman villian
Killer krok is based off the villian killer croc (batman Villain)
Baane is based off bane (batman villian)
Poison Oak Sounds a lot like poison ivy (batman villain)
So that is all of the ones I could pick up while i was adventuring through empyrea part 1, i hope in the furture they give us more! it will be a fun time finding all of them! if i miss any please comment it or what one is your favorite? tell me i am curious
Prospero, Miranda and Ariel are references to Shakespeare's The Tempest. Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, were banished to a deserted island because of a betrayal, and Ariel was a spirit. Ariel agreed to serve Prospero when he freed him from a tree, where he'd been imprisoned by the witch, Sycorax.
By coincidence, the Sycorax are also a race in Dr. Who's The Christmas Invasion.
Crusher and Wesley are characters in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Crusher was the ship's doctor and Wesley was her teen son who grew up to become an ensign.
Zanadu is based off an old movie musical called Xanadu. The NPC Alyvia you meet in the Leisure Dome is actually Olivia Newton John who was in the film. I actually haven't seen the film so I can't point out to rest of the references to it, but I think there may be more.