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One Step From Eden features many references to other video games and pop culture. This table lists out some of the recorded references people have found.

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Chocolate Rain by Tay Zonday Acid Rain The flavor text "Some stay dry and others feel the pain" is a reference to the Tay Zonday's song Chocolate Rain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwTZ2xpQwpA
Make Money Money by John Reuben Shop "Make money money make money!" is similar to the lyrics from Make Money Money by John Reuben. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9aXaeheYFw
/r/hearthstone Blood Shield Blood Shield's flavor text is a reference to Blood Manos, a nonsensical, procedurally generated Hearthstone card which was posted, alongside many others, on the Hearthstone subreddit. The card in question has 0 health and a description stating "ALL minions". https://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/3cyi15/hearthstone_cards_as_created_by_a_neural_network/
Anime Pocket Watch The flavor text is a reference to the engraved pocket watch belonging to the Elric brothers in the Japanese manga series Fullmetal Alchemist. https://fma.fandom.com/wiki/Edward_Elric
Anime Pocket Watch The artifact is also a reference to Sakuya Izayoi from the game series The Touhou Project. She can stop time and has a pocket watch. https://touhou.fandom.com/wiki/Sakuya_Izayoi
Arrested Development Shop "Banana... Buck" is a quote from the Arrested Development episode Top Banana. https://arresteddevelopment.fandom.com/wiki/Math#Occurrences
Australia Boomerang The flavor text "Made in Australia." is a reference to the real life Boomerang, a tool commonly associated with Australia and historically used by some Aboriginal Australians as hunting tools, toys, fire-starters, etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boomerang
Avatar: The last airbender Combust The flavor text "Sparky Sparky Boom" is a reference to Combustion Man in the animated series Avatar: The last airbender, who was initially called the "Sparky Sparky Boom Man" by Sokka and Aang. https://avatar.fandom.com/wiki/Combustion_Man
Basketball Fadeaway The spell's name references a trickshot in Basketball. It is extremely hard to hit, since the shot requires the Basketball player to jump backwards while shooting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fadeaway
Basketball Fadeaway The flavor text, "KOBE!" references the Basketball player Kobe Bryant. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_Bryant
Beyblade Blade Bay The spell name and flavor text "Let it rip!" are references to the Japanese toy franchise Beyblade. https://beyblade.fandom.com/wiki/Main_Page
British Folklore Excalibur The spell itself references the legendary sword wielded by King Arthur; it is said to posses magical powers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excalibur
Chernobyl Uranium The flavor text "Not great, not terrible." references a line spoken by Dyatlov in the TV show Chernobyl. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_(miniseries)
Counter-Strike Preload The Spell's name is a reference to the words said before the start of a match in the game "Counter-Strike".
Counter-Strike Counter Strike The Spell's name directly references the game "Counter-Strike". https://store.steampowered.com/app/10/CounterStrike/
Crypt of the Necrodancer Fissure The flavor text "Watch your step" could be a reference to the soundtrack from the game "Crypt of the Necrodancer", where a track is called "Watch your step"
Dark Souls Rest The flavor text "For when you're feeling Hollow" references the Dark Souls series, in which the undead player character undergoes a process called Hollowing as they lose their humanity. Hollowing can be reversed by resting at a bonfire.
Dark Souls Giant Armor The artifact's name and icon are a reference to the Giant Armor from Dark Souls. https://darksouls.wiki.fextralife.com/Giant+Armor
Dragonball Spirit Sword The spell references Spirit Sword, a move Vegito uses in the Dragonball franchise. https://dragonball.fandom.com/wiki/Spirit_Sword
Dreamscaper Blackout The spell is referencing one of the attacks of Isolation, a boss from the game Dreamscaper. http://dreamscapergame.com/
Dreamscaper Cassidy's Scarf This artifact is a reference to the main character of the video game Dreamscaper. http://dreamscapergame.com/
Egyptian Mythology Anubis The Spell is based on the Egyptian God Anubis, the God of death, mummification, embalming, the afterlife, cemeteries, tombs, and the Underworld. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anubis
Emojis Earth Prayer The artifact's icon references the clap Emoji.
Fallout Stimpack The artifact's icon is a reference to the Stimpak from the Fallout franchise. https://fallout.fandom.com/wiki/Stimpak
Fist of the North Star Warpath "You are already dead" is a quote from Fist of the North Star. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/you-are-already-dead-omae-wa-mou-shindeiru
Flash Flash Revolution Step Drone The icon and flavor text "Ever play FFR?" both reference Flash Flash Revolution, a browser based version of Dance Dance Revolution. https://ffr.fandom.com/wiki/Flash_Flash_Revolution_Wiki
Fullmetal Alchemist Blade Rain The flavor text "Ah, it looks like it's beginning to rain." is a quote from the anime Fullmetal Alchemist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kQukPQDSag
Futurama Payback The flavor text "Shut up and take my money!" is a quote by Fry from the animated television series Futurama. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/shut-up-and-take-my-money
German Language Ghost The higher Tiers "Gheist" and "Zeitgeist" are both german words. "Gheist" without the h means Ghost and "Zeitgeist" simply means "Timeghost".
Hearthstone Shield Throw The spell is inspired by the Shield Slam spell from Hearthstone. https://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Shield_Slam
Hearthstone Pyroblast Pyroblast is a spell card in Hearthstone, the Warcraft digital card game. It has a high cost and deals high direct damage, often used as a finisher lethally. https://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Pyroblast
Henny Penny Bladeskrieg The flavor text, "The sky is falling" refers to the phrase uttered by the protagonist of the folk tale Henny Penny (or Chicken Little as it is known in the United States), who mistakenly believes that the sky is beginning to fall after having an acorn drop on his head. The phrase then became an idiom for the incorrect assumption that a catastrophe is about to occur https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henny_Penny
Hollow Knight Rest The flavor text could also reference the game Hollow Knight, where the main Character can save the game at benches. This prompt is called "Rest". This is also reinforced by the spell's icon. https://hollowknight.fandom.com/wiki/Bench_(Hollow_Knight)
Hollow Knight Ice Needle The flavor text "SHAA!" is a reference to the needle-wielding character Hornet from the video game Hollow Knight. https://hollowknight.fandom.com/wiki/Hornet
Hunter x hunter Card Thrower The artifact's icon loosely references the hand of Hisoka from Hunter x Hunter, a character who is able to fight by throwing razor-sharp playing cards. https://hunterxhunter.fandom.com/wiki/Hisoka_Morow
IGN Amalgam The flavor text "It has a little something for everyone." is a reference to a generic IGN review line, popularized by videogamedunkey's Youtube video "Game Critics (Part 2)". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBqk7I5-0I0
Internet Memes Shield Beam The flavor text "It attac but it also protec" is a reference to the internet meme "he protec, but he also attac" https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/he-protec-but-he-also-attac
Internet Memes Counter Strike The flavor text "It protec but it also attac" is a reference to the internet meme "he protec, but he also attac" https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/he-protec-but-he-also-attac
Internet Memes Bulwark The flavor text "It's free shield estate" mirrors that of HeartOfTheCards.pngHeart of the Cards. They both reference the meme "It's free real estate", a line from Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/its-free-real-estate
Internet Memes Duct Tape The flavor text "That's a lotta damage" references a meme from an advertisement for Flex Seal, a rubber spray used to seal holes like duct tape. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/thats-a-lotta-damage meme
Internet Memes Credit Card The flavor text "Your mom's" references all the young kids who use their mom's credit card to buy stuff.
Internet Memes Pekay Fire The flavor text is a reference to Supa Hot Fire, a rapper character from YouTube. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/people/supa-hot-fire
Internet Memes Explosive Tendons The artifact's icon references Exploding Knees, a photoshopped advertisment depicting a young boy playing with a wireless joystick and explosions erupting from his knee caps. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/exploding-knees
Internet Memes Shop "I have over 300 confirmed lines." is a reference to the line "...I have over 300 confirmed kills." in the Navy Seal Copypasta meme. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/navy-seal-copypasta
Internet Memes Sunglasses The artifact's icon is a reference to the pixelated shades in the "Deal with it" Internet meme. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/deal-with-it
Japanese Mythology Blessing of Susano'o The name "Blessing of Susano'o" is a reference to Susanoo-no-Mikoto, a Kami in Japanese mythology. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susanoo-no-Mikoto
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Flurry The flavor text "ORA ORA ORA!" is a reference to Star Platinum's Stand cry, from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzHE5q1NGa4&feature=youtu.be&t=22
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Time Stop The spell's flavor text "Za warudo!" references a quote and popular meme from JoJo's Bizzare Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, where it is shouted by a time-stopping antagonist; the spell's icon references the scene after the technique is used in the anime adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ePWNmLP0Z0
King of the Hill Pocket Sand The artifact's name references Dale Gribble from King of the Hill throwing sand from his pockets in self-defense. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/pocket-sand
Kingdom Hearts Power Shard The artifact's name and icon reference a Power Shard from Kingdom Hearts.
League of Legends Bouncing Blade The spell name, "Bouncing Blade", flavor text, "League of Saffron", and the spell itself are a reference to League of Legends, where a champion, Katarina, has an ability called Bouncing Blade, and another Champion, Draven, says "Welcome to the League of Draven". https://leagueoflegends.fandom.com/wiki/Katarina/Abilities
League of Legends Doublelift "Doublelift" could be a reference to a well-known League of Legends player. https://lol.gamepedia.com/Doublelift
League of Legends Thornmail The artifact is a reference to the League of Legends item of the same name. https://leagueoflegends.fandom.com/wiki/Thornmail
League of Legends Power Saws The spell's icon based on Draven's ultimate from League of Legends, Whirling Death; they also function similiarly. https://leagueoflegends.fandom.com/wiki/Draven#Whirling_Death
League of Legends Chalice The artifact's name, icon, and flavor text "Harmony" all reference the Chalice of Harmony from League of Legends https://leagueoflegends.fandom.com/wiki/Chalice_of_Harmony
Legend of Zelda Tri Force Much like the Trinity.pngTrinity mechanic, the Tri Force is a reference to the Triforce in Legend of Zelda https://zelda.gamepedia.com/Triforce
LEGO Caltrops The spell's flavor text, "What are plastic bricks gonna do?" references the meme of stepping on LEGO bricks. It's referenced further by the Spell itself, which deals damage when enemies step on it.
Marvel Cinematic Universe Panther Habit The artifact's name, effect and icon all reference Black Phanter from the Marvel Universe, where his suit can absorb energy and stores it for redistribution. He also has a ability called Phanter Habit that enchances his senses and physical capabilities. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Panther_(film)
Marvel Comics Bow Snipe The flavor text, "If I miss, it means I'm just another dude with a bow" was spoken by Hawkeye, the bow-wielding member of the Avengers, in the Marvel comics. https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Avenging_Spider-Man_Vol_1_4
Master Cleanse Detox The flavor text "Maple syrup, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and water" is a list of ingredients of a drink used in the master cleanse detox diet. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/master-cleanse-lemonade-diet
Mega Man Battle Network Soul Link The spell is based off of the Game Mega Man Battle Network. The Link status is inspired by Copy Dmg from MMBN.
Mega Man Battle Network Lifesword The spell's icon is based on the Life Sword Program Advances from Mega Man Battle Network. https://megaman.fandom.com/wiki/Program_Advance#Life_Sword_3
Memes Shield Battery "It just works." is a memetic phrase associated with either Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (regarding how difficult it is to explain how King Crimson's power works and explanations being hand waved as it "just working") or Todd Howard, lead game designer of Bethesda Games (their games infamously riddled with bugs and how the games "just works" regardless).
Mindustry Molten Core The artifact's icon looks similiar to the Impact reactor from Mindustry, though this is coincidental. https://mindustrygame.github.io/wiki/blocks/power/impact-reactor/
Minecraft Ghost At second Tier, it's name is a refenrence to the Minecraft Mob "Ghast". https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Ghast
Mortal Kombat Pull The flavor text, "Get over here." is a reference to Skorpion, a character from the Mortal Kombat series. https://mortalkombat.fandom.com/wiki/Scorpion
Mother/Earthbound Mother The artifact's name and icon reference the Mother/Earthbound game franchise; the ball in the center of the icon is based on the "O" in Mother 3's logo, while the texture on the blades is based on the Earth image used in Mother 1&2.
Mother/Earthbound Pekay Fire This spell's name is a reference to PK Fire, a special move used by characters in the video game series Mother and later popularized by the characters Ness and Lucas in their appearances in Super Smash Bros. https://earthbound.fandom.com/wiki/PK_Fire
Move or Die Carpet Bomb The flavor text, "Move or die." directly references the game "Move or Die". https://store.steampowered.com/app/323850/Move_or_Die/
My Hero Academia Ambient Burst The artifact's icon is loosely based on a visual used for One for All from My Hero Academia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YmJj0onPkI&feature=youtu.be&t=25
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Saffron (Boss) Many of Saffron's lines reference friendship, magic, or the relationship between these two, such as "Friendship might be magic, but so is this!" when defeating the player, or "Friendship!", "Magic!" when assisting the player. They are references to the TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic https://mlp.fandom.com/wiki/My_Little_Pony_Friendship_is_Magic_Wiki
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Selicy (Boss) The quote "You need to be about 20% cooler." is a reference to the quote "It Needs to be About 20% Cooler" by Rainbow Dash in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which later became a meme in the fandom. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/20-cooler
Naruto Pocket Sand The artifact's icon references Gaara's Sand Gourd from Naruto. https://naruto.fandom.com/wiki/Sand_Gourd
Navy Seals Copy Pasta Gunner (Boss) The line "I have 300 confirmed kills" may be a reference to an old copypasta, where someone brags about being a former Navy Seals while throwing insults. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/navy-seal-copypasta
Navy Seals Copy Pasta Gunner (Boss) The line "Let me introduce you to my little friend." may be a reference to the movie "Scarface", where the character Tony Montana says the line before shooting a granade launcher. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/navy-seal-copypasta
Nintendo GameCube Reflector Gem The weapon's icon is a reference to the Nintendo GameCube. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameCube
Norse Mythology Mjolnir The artifact references the hammer Mjölnir, wielded by Thor in the Norse Mythology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mj%C3%B6lnir
Norse Mythology Fimbulveter In Norse mythology, Fimbulvetr is the immediate prelude to the events of Ragnarök. When translated into English, it means "great winter." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fimbulwinter
Norse Mythology Trifrost The Artifact's flavor text "Connects Midgard, Asgard, and Eden." references Yggdrasil, a mythical tree from Norse mythology. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yggdrasil
One Step From Eden's Demo Step Slash The flavor text "Some say you can dodge lasers." is a reference to the Demo, where you could use Step Slash to dodge Shopkeeper's One-hit-kill lasers instead of using Second Soul to tank the hit. https://gamejolt.com/games/OSFE/366092
OnlyAfro Giant Armor The flavor text "The legend never dies." is a reference to a Dark Souls video created by YouTuber OnlyAfro, in which he created a PVP build known as Giant Dad, or the Legend.
Other Align The flavor text "King of the jungle." refers to Lions, which makes the spell name "Align" a pun as it sounds like "A lion". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion#Cultural_significance
Other Entrench The flavor text references to the term used in a lot of games, meaning the player is stuck and unable to move.
Other Deck Slam The spell's artwork and Name could be a reference to the Yu-gi-oh Card "Card of Demise" featuring a Deck being slammed by a Guillotine.(This is very vague, suggestions are always welcome) https://yugioh.fandom.com/wiki/Card_of_Demise
Other Blink The flavor text "Now you see me, now you don't" could be a reference to the Disney movie "Now you see him, now you don't". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Now_You_See_Him%2C_Now_You_Don't
Other Booster Shot The flavor text "It's a matter of life and death" is a reference to the movie "A Matter of Life and Death" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Matter_of_Life_and_Death_(film)
Other Ninjutsu The artifact's name references Ninjutsu, the strategy and tactics used by the Ninja. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninjutsu
Other Ghost The name of the standart Tier is describing what it is, a ghost.
Other Super Minnie Gun The flavor text "Spray and pray." directly references the term "Spray and pray" commonly used in shooters. The term describes a player shooting a lot of shots, while having a big radius the bullets can land. The players hopes("Pray") that the bullets hit and the enemy dies. This fits well with the theme of the Super Minnie Gun, being a spell shooting a lot of shots in rapid succesion.
Other Link Cable The icon is a picture of a link cable used to attach a Gameboy Advance to a GameCube.
Other Doublelift A "double lift" is a sleight of hand technique used in card tricks to make a performer appear to pick up a single card, but it is actually two. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_lift
Other Manticore The names of the upper Tiers all rhyme on Manticore. "Manti4" also has "4" in it's name while also being the 4th Tier of Manticore.
Other Knife The flavor text "Don't bring this to a gunfight" references the saying "Don't bring a Knife to a Gunfight"
Other Cover Fire The artifact's flavor text, "I'm going in, cover me!" references the line "Cover me I'm reloading!", said in many shooter games.
Overwatch Diag Beam The flavor text "Simple Geometry" is a line said by Hanzo in the team-based shooter Overwatch. https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Hanzo/Quotes#Voice_Lines
Overwatch Blink The name of the spell itself is a reference to the Overwatch Hero "Tracer", refrencing her ability, "Blink" which lets her teleport a short distance forward. https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Tracer
Overwatch Micro Missiles The artifact's icon's color palette is based off D.Va, a character from Overwatch who has an ability of the same name. https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/D.Va
Overwatch Molten Core The artifact's name references Torbjörn from Overwatch's Ultimate ability, called Molten Core. https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Torbj%C3%B6rn
Pepe REEEEE ArtileREEE The name may be a reference to the REEEEEEE meme, where a green, drawn frog is depicted raging at something. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/reeeeeee
Persian myths Manticore The name of the base version comes from the Persian mythical creature "Manticore" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manticore
Pharah's Voice Line Selicy (Boss) The line "Just-ice rains from above!" is a reference to Pharah, a character from the game Overwatch, she says the line while using her ultimate ability to fly up and "rain" missiles on an area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFfHtPjF_gE
Playing Cards Gambit The flavor text "52 pickup." is a reference to 52 Pickup, a practical joke where a prankster, pretending to want to play a game of cards, throws an entire deck in the air so the cards land on the floor; they then have to be picked up by the victim. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/52_pickup
Pokemon Air Slash The spell's name could be a reference to the Pokemon move Air Slash. https://pokemon.fandom.com/wiki/Air_Slash
Pokémon Venoshock The spell is based on Venoshock, a Poison-type Pokémon move. https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Venoshock_(move)
Rainbow Six Siege Bomb Toss The spell's flavor text refers to a character gadget in Rainbow Six: Siege which fires a cluster of exploding pellets through a soft surface. https://rainbowsix.fandom.com/wiki/Fuze
Real Life Flash Loader The artifact's icon is based on a GIAC Flashloader Handheld Switcher. https://www.eurosportacc.com/products/giac-flashloader-handheld-switcher
Real Life Speed Loader The artifact references a speedloader, a device used to store bullets in order to rapidly reload a revolver. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedloader
Real Life Luck Box The artifact's name and icon are a reference to the Good Luck Box, a gift box filled with items and advice useful for a race or endurance event. https://boxes.hellosubscription.com/subscription-box/good-luck-box/
Real Life Saigon Armor The name, icon, and flavor text "Saigon Restaurant, South Plainfield NJ" are a reference to a Vietnamese restaurant chain called Saigon; the "S" on the shield and the icon's color palette reference the signs that some of the restaurants use.
Real Life Cold Pressed Juice The artifact is based on real life Cold-pressed juice, a type of juice that is extracted from fruit and vegetables using a hydraulic press. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold-pressed_juice
Real Life Sugar Glass The artifact is based on real life Sugar Glass, a brittle transparent form of sugar that looks like glass. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_glass
Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale Shop "Yayifications!" is a quote from Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale. https://recettear.fandom.com/wiki/Quotes
Reptiles Cold Blooded The artifact's name and flavor text "Reptilia" reference Reptiles, cold blooded animals of the Reptilia class https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reptile
Revita Soul Gun The artifact is a reference to the gun used by the main character in the video game Revita. https://twitter.com/BenstarDEV/status/1249107795548479490
Risk of Rain Hit Seeker The flavor text "Risk of pain." references the indie game Risk of Rain, in which a disposable missile launcher is an artifact that has a similar effect. https://riskofrain.fandom.com/wiki/AtG_Missile_Mk._1
Risk of Rain 2 Transcendence The artifact's name, icon, and flavor text "Become 1 with everything." are a reference to an item in the Video Game Risk of Rain 2. https://riskofrain2.fandom.com/wiki/Transcendence
Roblox Hit Seeker The artifact's icon is based on a Heat Seeking Missile Launcher from Roblox. https://www.roblox.com/catalog/67747912/Heat-Seeking-Missile-Launcher
Roleplaying Games/Final Fantasy VII Limit Break The spell references Limit Breaks, a last resort technique used in RPGs at the expense of a lot of resources, Most iconically from Final Fantasy VII https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Limit_(Final_Fantasy_VII)
RWBY Rose The artifact's name, icon, and flavor text "RWBY" are a reference to the main character the show RWBY, named Ruby Rose. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RWBY
Saffron VGun The artifact's icon is a reference to Saffron's weapon, the Field Bracer.
Shovel Knight Baz's Whip The artifact is a reference to Baz from Shovel Knight; his whip and attacks generate electricity. https://shovelknight.fandom.com/wiki/Baz
Simpsons Ghost Costume "Boo! urns." is a reference to the Simpsons episode A Star Is Burns, where the crowd is booing Mr. Burns. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0701045/characters/nm0144657
Sonic Adventure Phase Plates The artifact's icon references E-101 Mark II from Sonic Adventure, and its ability to phase out of the way of projectiles. https://sonic.fandom.com/wiki/E-101_Mark_II
Space Jam Jam Slam The spell's name and flavor text "C'mon and slam" are a reference to Space Jam.
Spongebob Squarepants Medkit The flavor text, "I don't need it..." is a reference to the Spongebob Squarepants episode "Tea at the Treedome". https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-dont-need-it
Star Wars Blessing of Susano'o The flavor text "There's no better way to take out a hive of scum and villainy than a giant laser." is a reference to Star Wars: Episode IV, where Obi-Wan Kenobi says "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." when talking about the Mos Eisley spaceport. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoRPVsN2SVM
Star Wars Virtue The flavor text "Patience young padawan." references a quote from Yoda from the Star Wars movies. http://www.yodaquotes.net/patience-you-must-have-my-young-padawan/
StarCraft Stimpack The artifact's name and flavor text "Ahh, that's the stuff." are references to the Stimpack ability used by Terran Marines in the video game franchise StarCraft. https://starcraft.fandom.com/wiki/Stimpack
StarCraft: Brood war Cross Turret The spell's effect and the turret's design are loosely referencing the game StarCraft: Brood war; the turret design is similar to the design of the Gun Trap. https://starcraft.fandom.com/wiki/Traps
Steven Universe Mirror The artifact's icon is a reference to the mirror Lapis Lazuli was trapped in in Steven Universe. https://steven-universe.fandom.com/wiki/The_Mirror
Steven Universe Ruby The artifact's name and icon are based on Ruby from Steven Universe. https://steven-universe.fandom.com/wiki/Ruby
Strawberry Bon-Bons Candy Wrapper The artifact's icon references Strawberry Bon-Bons, a particular old-time type of candy. https://www.oldtimecandy.com/products/strawberry-bon-bons-bulk
Television Knifetrick "Don't try this at home." is a common warning shown on many reality TV shows to warn viewers not to attempt to recreate the stunts performed. https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DontTryThisAtHome
Terminator Voice Line Gunner (Boss) The line "I'll... be back." may be a reference to the "Terminator" franchise, where the the line is consistently used in many ocassions. https://terminator.fandom.com/wiki/I%27ll_be_back.
Texas Hold'em Saffron (Boss) Saffron's line "You're drawing dead." is a saying in Texas Hold'em Poker, where a player has absolutely no chance of winning a hand, no matter what card is dealt next. https://www.texasholdem-king.com/poker-terms/drawing-dead/
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Entrench The artwork of the spell is a reference to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, showing the Deku shield. https://zelda.fandom.com/wiki/Deku_Shield
The Rising of the Shield Hero Meat Shield The artifact's icon could be a reference to the Souleater shield from The Rising of the Shield Hero. https://shield-hero.fandom.com/wiki/Legendary_Shield#cite_note-:16-23
Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Heart of the Cards The flavor text "It's free heal estate" mirrors that of Bulwark Fix.pngBulwark. They both reference the meme "It's free real estate", a line from Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/its-free-real-estate
Tinder Tinder The artifact's name, icon, and flavor text "Swipe right." all reference Tinder, a dating website. https://tinder.com/
Tropes Glass Cannon The artifact's name references the Glass Cannon trope, where something is very powerful damage-wise but is also very vulnerable to damage. https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GlassCannon
Unbreakable Glassify The name and flavor text may be a reference to M. Night's Shyamalan's Unbreakable movie and, to a less degree, the 2019 movie Glass, the third movie in the trilogy. In the movie, one of the character is named Mr. Glass, and a phrase similiar to the tooltip is said in the movie. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unbreakable_(film)
Undertale Serif Serif's character line, "Again? Your LoV is too high." is in reference to Undertale's "LOVE" stat. https://undertale.fandom.com/wiki/Stats#LOVE
Video Games Gunner Gunner's alternate kit name "Bullethell" is a direct reference to the video game genre of the same name. Bullet hell games tend to have the player die in one hit while also having a limited "bomb" resource. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoot_%27em_up
videogamedunkey Achievements The achievement "Not Even Close Baby" is a reference to some of videogamedunkey's videos where he would have his character barely survive an encounter.
Witch-Hunting Rage The flavor text, "Release that Witch!" references the events from the year 1450 to 1750; during that time Witch-hunts were common. Caught "Witches" were burned, similar to the effect of the spell. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch-hunt
Yu-Gi-Oh! Swords of Light The spell's icon and name reference the Yu-Gi-Oh card "Swords of Revealing Light". https://yugioh.fandom.com/wiki/Swords_of_Revealing_Light
Yu-Gi-Oh! Cynet The spell is a reference to the Cynet archetype in the Yu-gi-oh Card game; the debut of the cards was in the Link era, further referencing the spell's effect. https://yugioh.fandom.com/wiki/Cynet
Yu-Gi-Oh! Heart of the Cards Believing in the "Heart of the Cards" is a recurring theme in the Yu-Gi-Oh! television series, representing total faith in drawing the right card at the right moment. https://yugioh.fandom.com/wiki/Heart_of_the_Cards
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series Castle The flavor text "Did you just summon a bunch of turrets in one turn?" is a reference to the first episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series, a parody of Yu-Gi-Oh, in which Yami Yugi says "Wait a minute, did you just summon a bunch of monsters in one turn?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJzg959KYGo
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