Hi KI! Could you maybe put some Disney Descendants references in, also maybe some more Harry Potter references in also. Oh! I think a lot of people would also like you to put more disney references in, I so far have found none. If you don't mind taking these ideas into account. I would really appreciate it.
Hannah Roseheart Please charm if you agree with me on any of these ideas.
Let's face it - Wizard101 contains a LOAD of references to books, other games and whoknowswhat. And then there's just these little utterly brilliant gems that crop up here and there. So, let's collect those!
However, let's keep it to the little details that most people pass by without a second glance, and which you usually only pick up on the third or fourth run past. Dorothy wanting to visit Toto and Tin Man and gives out Red Slippers for a reward, for instance, is a very obvious reference and thus isn't exactly a hidden gem.
A gem would be Montgomery in the Science Center - who has a scottish accent if you listen to his voice file. His character design is based on an Aberdeen Terrier. The Aberdeen Terrier is generally known as the Scottish Terrier.
So, what gems have you located that you often had to explain to your friends before they understood your sudden amusement?
and here I was thinking Montgomery was a poke at Star Trek's chief engineer, Montgomery Scott.
Here are some of my favorites. In Barkingham palace you can get some wands that resemble the 'Holy Hand Grenade" from the movie Monty Python and the holy grail. They also add on to this with the mount called "The Noble Steed" which is really just you holding 2 halves of coconuts and clapping them together to make the sound of a running horse, another reference to the same movie.
In Mirage there are quite a few as well. Istar the djini is a reference to the hit tv show "I dream of Genie". Dumoozid is a reference to Mr.Clean, the mascot for "Mr.Clean cleaning detergents" Snake Plizkin is a reference to Solid Snake from the "Metal Gear Solid" franchise. As far as I am aware Kobra Kommander is a reference to "GI Joes" most famous evil enemy "Cobra" and his team "Cobra Command" Also Raqi Balboa is an obvious reference to Sylvester Stalone and his hit character "Rocky Balboa" There is also a reference to Pac-Man with some ghosts. Then you have the Thieves Den which in itself is a reference to Star Wars and Jabba the Hut's den of criminals. If thats not enough then you have The Rain Core which is a reference to "The Rancor" which is the beast that lives in Jabba's palace that he feeds people to.
There are even more in mirage so apparently they packed them full to the brim in mirage. Those are just some of my favorites. Thanks for reading.
Snake Plizkin is from the movie "Escape from New York". He was the main character played by Kurt Russel.
Movie directed by John Carpenter. Release date:1981
1.The Smiths- Popular British Indie rock band from the 80's 2.The Yardbirds- 1960's British Blues/R&B band with psychedelic leanings, featured three of rock's greatest guitarists: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Paige. 3.The Stray Cats- American 80's band from New York that led the rockabilly rivival of the time. 4.The Lounge Lizards- Another (fairly unknown) 80's band from New York that created "fake jazz with pop and avant-garde rock tendencies." 5.The Stone Roses- short lived British 80's/90's band that merged classic 60's psychedelic rock with an 80's dance beat. (These guys are great!) 6.Blue Oyster Cult- The very first band I personally fell in love with. Though still around today, this New York based thinking man's heavy metal band flourished during the 70's and 80's, having hits like "Don't Fear the Reaper" and "Godzilla" 7.The Troggs- 1960's Bristish Proto-punk band that was best known for it's song, "Wild Thing"
The programmers and content designers at KI are well versed in pop-culture. I have enjoyed every reference that I have encountered on my journey through the spiral; from meeting the deziens from Oz on Unicorn Way to the one I encountered yesterday as I was questing to get my Forest Lord pet.
Logunn the Wolverine. He's the best at what he does, but what he does isn't very nice. Priceless
I realize that this is NOT a P101 board. But the references to Firefly in Cool Ranch were perfect.
You fight Bellosh in Zafaria who obviously parodies Belloq from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.The extra easter egg is the Golden idol which is sitting on a crate in the background as you battle him.Wish it was a item you could actually pick up and keep though :(
I found one! In Khrysalis me and my friends were fighting a boss and three minions that were scorpions and the boss said something like "I am gonna rock you like a hurricane." The song rocky like a hurricane was written by a band called the scorpions. This might be a coincidence but I think it was purpose.
I'd have to say one of my favorite "hidden references and easter eggs" is in Khrysalis, when you enter the prison block in moon cliffs, a royal guard asks: "WHO ARE YOU? WHATS YOUR OPERATING NUMBER?" Then dyvim says: "boring conversation anyway" Its a reference to when Han Solo is talking to an imperial on the death star while freeing leia
Wizard City=Possibly America, but could also be 18th century Europe. Krokotopia=Egypt Grizzleheim/Wintertusk=Scandinavia Marleybone=England Wysteria=It's part of Wizard City territory, so I'm guessing the same as Wizard City Mooshu=Ancient Japan Dragonspyre=Rome Celestia=Atlantis Zafaria=Africa Avalon=Most likely Scotland
Azteca=The home of the Aztecs was once known as Tenochtitlan, now known as Mexico City, so basically ancient Mexico. Aquila=Greece
I'm not totally sure what Khrysalis is based on, so I've got nothing there. Polaris=Russia Mirage=Arabia/Arabic land Empyrea I'm honestly not sure.