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'''Understand that this page contains [mostly] user-submitted, non-verified content. Hence it barely contains all references that exist, but only a mere fraction. If you've spotted a reference, feel free to add it down below with a compatible description. Add links if needed.'''
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:''Important: Understand that this page contains (mostly) user-submitted, non-verified content. Hence it barely contains all references that exist, but only a mere fraction. If you've spotted a reference, feel free to add it down below with a compatible description. Add links if needed.''
   
 
== World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria ==
 
== World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria ==
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*'''{{wplink|Street Fighter}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Street Fighter}}'''
**There's an NPC by the name of [http://www.wowhead.com/npc=60994 Lun-Chi] located in [[Kun-Lai Summit]], near the [[Temple of the White Tiger]]. Under his name appears the title, ''<The Streetfighter>''. This would appear to be a reference to the character ''Chun-Li'', from the Street Fighter game series.
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**There's an NPC by the name of {{NPC|id=60994||Lun-Chi}} located in [[Kun-Lai Summit]], near the [[Temple of the White Tiger]]. Under her name appears the title, ''<The Streetfighter>''. This would appear to be a reference to the character ''Chun-Li'', from the Street Fighter game series.
   
 
*'''{{wplink|The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim}}'''
**A quest called [http://www.wowhead.com/quest=30269 Unsafe Passage] given by [http://www.wowhead.com/npc=58547 Koro Mistweaver] in [[Krasarang Wilds]] results in a part of dialog from the game Skyrim, where the guards would repeatedly say ''"I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee"'', which also became an internet meme later on. In the quest, while escorting Koro Mistweaver, you are attacked by a group of ''Riverblades'', after which Koro would say: ''"Help me up, <name>. I... I took an arrow in the knee..."''.
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**A quest called {{quest|id=30269|Unsafe Passage}} given by {{NPC|id=58547||Koro Mistweaver}} in [[Krasarang Wilds]] results in a part of dialog from the game Skyrim, where the guards would repeatedly say ''"I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee"'', which also became an internet meme later on. In the quest, while escorting Koro Mistweaver, you are attacked by a group of ''Riverblades'', after which Koro would say: ''"Help me up, <name>. I... I took an arrow in the knee..."''.
   
 
*'''{{wplink|Duke Nukem}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Duke Nukem}}'''
**An NPC located in [[The Jade Forest]] by the name of [http://www.wowhead.com/npc=55622 Dook Ookem] is an obvious reference to the main character of the video game series, Duke Nukem. His quotes are also said to be based on the character.
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**An NPC located in [[The Jade Forest]] by the name of {{NPC|id=55622||Dook Ookem}} is an obvious reference to the main character of the video game series, Duke Nukem. His quotes are also said to be based on the character.
   
 
*'''{{wplink|Pokémon}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Pokémon}}'''
 
**The [[Pet Battle System]] that was introduced with the launch of {{Mists-inline}} [[World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria]], is an obvious reference to the Pokémon media franchise.
 
**The [[Pet Battle System]] that was introduced with the launch of {{Mists-inline}} [[World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria]], is an obvious reference to the Pokémon media franchise.
**Additionally, the achievement [http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=7908 I choose you] is a clear reference to the series.
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**Additionally, the achievement {{achievement|id=7908|I choose you}} is a clear reference to the series.
   
 
*'''{{wplink|Starfox 64}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Starfox 64}}'''
**The quest [http://www.wowhead.com/quest=30991 Do a Barrel Roll!] is Peppy's Popular line from Starfox.
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**The quest {{quest|id=30991|Do a Barrel Roll!}} is Peppy's Popular line from Starfox.
 
 
*'''{{wplink|Bomberman}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Bomberman}}'''
**The achievement [http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6479 Bomberman] is a reference to the game with the same name.
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**The achievement {{achievement|id=6479|Bomberman}} is a reference to the game with the same name.
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*'''{{wplink|Battletoads}}'''
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**The quest {{quest|id=29757|Bottletoads}} is a clear reference to the name of the game.
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*'''{{wplink|Diablo3}}'''
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** The Numbers on {{item|id=87798|Stack of Papers}} are a date and time stamp for when Diablo3 went online, May 15th, 2012 at 12:01AM PDT.
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* '''{{wplink|Final Fantasy}}'''
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** There is a NPC named {{NPC|id=54998|| Apprentice Yufi}} at [[Dawn's Blossom]] in [[Jade Forest|The Jade Forest]]. This is a possible reference to the optional character [http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Yuffie_Kisaragi Yuffie Kisaragi] in Final Fantasy VII.
   
 
=== Movies ===
 
=== Movies ===
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*'''{{wplink|Up (2009 film)|Up}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Up (2009 film)|Up}}'''
**There's a house on top of a mountain in [[The Jade Forest]], which has a reasonable amount of balloons connected to it. Inside the house, is a pandaren named Kar ''(which would be a reference to the old man in the movie, named Carl)''. Outside the house is a single grummle by the name of Rusty Nail, carrying a backpack, accompanied by a fox named Dig - these would be referring to the young boy by the name of Russell, and the dog, named Dog.
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**There's a house on top of a mountain in [[The Jade Forest]], which has a reasonable amount of balloons connected to it. Inside the house, is a pandaren named {{NPC|id=64371|| Kar}} ''(which would be a reference to the old man in the movie, named Carl)''. Outside the house is a single grummle by the name of {{NPC|id=64376|| Rusty Nail}} , carrying a backpack, accompanied by a fox named {{NPC|id=64377|| Dig}} - these would be referring to the young boy by the name of Russell, and the dog, named Dug.
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*''{{wplink|Monty Python and the Holy Grail}}<nowiki>'</nowiki>''
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**The {{NPC|id=58336||Darkmoon Rabbit}} is a Bunny Boss with a bloody face, just like the Bunny in the Movie.
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*'''{{wplink|Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom}}'''
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**In the new {{mists-inline}} Mist of Pandaria battleground [[Silvershard Mines]] you can see the known NPC {{NPC|id=49151||Harrison Jones}} cruising around in a minecart, like in the movie.
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*'''{{wplink|Batman}}'''
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**The Engineering Auctionmaster in both Shrines are called {{NPC|id=65599||H.A.R.V.E.Y.}} and {{NPC|id=67130||D.E.N.T.}} which is the real name of Two-Face.
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*'''{{wplink|Superman}} '''''<nowiki/>''
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**During the Cutscene of the Quest {{quest|id=29733|SI:7 Report: Lost in the Woods}} The NPC's are quoting the famous Superman Dialog. "What's that over There?" "Some kind of Bird?" "No, that's a Plane!".
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*'''{{wplink|The Goonies}}'''
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**The daylie {{quest|id=30330|The Truffle Shuffle}} is a reference to the dance, which Chunk has to perform to get in the house.
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*'''{{wplink|Finding Nemo}}'''
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**The Quest {{quest|id=30080|Finding Yi-Mo}} a reference to the movie title.
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*'''{{wplink|Labyrinth_(film)|Labyrinth}}'''
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**The hidden Worm NPC {{NPC|id=69493||Wall Worm}} is a reference to the Worm in the Labyrinth Movie.
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*'''{{wplink|The_Story_of_Ferdinand|Ferdinand the Bull}}'''
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**The Yaungol NPC {{NPC|id=51078|| Ferdinand}} is referring to the Disney movie Ferdinand the Bull, because his name is Ferdinand and he is a Bull.
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*'''{{wplink|The Land Before Time}}'''
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**The Triceratops Girl {{NPC|id=69396||Cera}} made it ingame, where she is a summonable Boss on the Isle of Thunder.
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* [[wikipedia:The_last_dragonThe Last Dragon|'''The Last Dragon''']]
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** The NPC Shonuf <The Fireweaver>, located in Kun-LaiSummit is a quest objective boss in reference to the character Sho'nuff / The Shogun of Harlem in said movie. He also uses referenced movie quotes such as "Who's the Master!" and "I've got the glow!"
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*'''{{wplink|Pirates of the Caribbean}}'''
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**{{NPC|id=63809||Jack Arrow}} is a in-game NPC and also has the title {{title|Alliance Captain}}, the didn't forget that.
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*'''{{wplink|Hero_(movie)|Hero}}'''
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**The NPC {{NPC|id=56473||Flying Snow}} is a Karate Mini-Boss in [[Shado-Pan Monastery]] and also name of a enemy in Bruce Lee's movie "Hero".
   
 
*'''{{wplink|How to Train Your Dragon (film)|How to Train Your Dragon}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|How to Train Your Dragon (film)|How to Train Your Dragon}}'''
**The achievement [http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=7290 How To Strain Your Dragon] would appear to be a word play of the said movie, ''How To Train Your Dragon'', in which there's a dragon race at the end of the film.
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**The achievement {{achievement|id=7290|How To Strain Your Dragon}} would appear to be a word play of the said movie, ''How To Train Your Dragon'', in which there's a dragon race at the end of the film.
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*'''{{wplink|Fightclub}}'''
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**The achievement {{achievement|id=7322|Roll Club}} is itself a reference, but also the questgiver {{NPC|id=58704||Kelari Featherfoot}} tells you the first two rules about the roll club
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**The achievements {{achievement|id=7947|The First Rule of Brawler's Guild}} and {{achievement|id=7940|The Second Rule of Brawler's Guild}} are references to the Fightclub Rules
   
 
*'''{{wplink|Star Wars}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Star Wars}}'''
**The achievement [http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=7275 It's a Trap!] is a reference from Star Wars, or more specifically, ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_VI:_Return_of_the_Jedi Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi]'', where a character by the name of Ackbar yells "it's a trap!".
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**The achievement {{achievement|id=7275|It's a Trap!}} is a reference from Star Wars, or more specifically, {{wplink|Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi}}, where a character by the name of Ackbar yells "it's a trap!".
**The achievement [http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6471 Hate Leads to Suffering] is a quote from Yoda in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_V:_The_Empire_Strikes_Back Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back].
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**The achievement {{achievement|id=6471|Hate Leads to Suffering}} is a quote from Yoda in {{wplink|Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back}}.
**The achievement [http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=5252 Don't Get Cocky Kid] is a reference to a quote Han Solo says in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Episode_IV:_A_New_Hope Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope].
 
   
 
*'''{{wplink|The Dark Knight}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|The Dark Knight}}'''
**The quest [http://www.wowhead.com/quest=30088 Why So Serious?] is a popular catch-phrase by Joker, in the movie, ''The Dark Knight''.
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**The quest {{quest|id=30088|Why So Serious?}} is a popular catch-phrase by Joker, in the movie, ''The Dark Knight''.
   
 
*'''{{wplink|Short Circuit}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Short Circuit}}'''
**The achievement [http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=8011 Number Five Is Alive] is a reference to Number 5, a designation given to 1 of 6 robots in the movie "Short Circuit". After being struck by lightning, "Number Five" becomes convinced that he is alive, and not just a machine. The achievement itself is the declaration made by the robot: "'''Number 5, not a machine. Number 5..... Is alive!'''"
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**The achievement {{achievement|id=8011|Number Five Is Alive}} is a reference to Number 5, a designation given to 1 of 6 robots in the movie "Short Circuit". After being struck by lightning, "Number Five" becomes convinced that he is alive, and not just a machine. The achievement itself is the declaration made by the robot: "'''Number 5, not a machine. Number 5..... Is alive!'''"
   
 
*'''{{wplink|Mulan}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Mulan}}'''
** Lorewalker Cho's small crimson cloud serpent, [http://www.wowhead.com/npc=60887 Mishi], is a reference to Mushu, Mulan's red dragon guardian.'''
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** Lorewalker Cho's small crimson cloud serpent, {{NPC|id=60887|| Mishi}}, is a reference to Mushu, Mulan's red dragon guardian.
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** The quest "Make a Fighter out of Me" is a reference to the popular song "I'll Make a Man Out of You".
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*'''{{wplink|Ghostbusters}}'''
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**The achievement {{achievement|id=8098|You Said Crossing the Streams Was Bad}} is a reference to the famous line from the Ghostbusters (1984) movie.
   
 
*'''{{wplink|Alien (film)}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Alien (film)}}'''
**The achievement [http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6824 Face Clutchers] is a reference to the Facehuggers from the ''Alien'' franchise.
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**The achievement {{achievement|id=6824|Face Clutchers}} is a reference to the Facehuggers from the ''Alien'' franchise.
   
 
=== Music ===
 
=== Music ===
 
*'''{{wplink|Adele (singer)|Adele}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Adele (singer)|Adele}}'''
**There's an NPC named Adele located in [[Townlong Steppes]], more specifically in an area named The Widening Deep. The NPC moves by rolling on the ground, and with the name of the location, this is an obvious reference to the singer Adele and her song "Rolling in the Deep".
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**There's an NPC named {{NPC|id=65178||Adele}} located in [[Townlong Steppes]], more specifically in an area named The Widening Deep. The NPC moves by rolling on the ground, and with the name of the location, this is an obvious reference to the singer Adele and her song "Rolling in the Deep".
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*'''{{wplink|The Coasters}}'''
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**The Quest {{quest|id=30587|Yakity Yak}} is named after the Song Yakety Yak from the coasters.
   
 
*'''{{wplink|Limp Bizkit}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Limp Bizkit}}'''
**The achievement [http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6089/keep-rollin-rollin-rollin Keep Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'] is an obvious reference to Limp Bizkit's song "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)".
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**The achievement {{achievement|id=6089|Keep Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'}} is an obvious reference to Limp Bizkit's song "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)".
   
 
*'''{{wplink|LMFAO}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|LMFAO}}'''
**The achievement [http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=7285/every-day-im-pand-a-ren Every Day I'm Pand-a-ren] is an obvious reference to the song "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO, in which the phrase "every day I'm shuffling" is presented with a similar syllabication.
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**The achievement {{achievement|id=7285|Every Day I'm Pand-a-ren}} is an obvious reference to the song "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO, in which the phrase "every day I'm shuffling" is presented with a similar syllabication.
 
**The male pandaren /dance animation is based off of the choreography from LMFAO's music video, "Party Rock Anthem".
 
**The male pandaren /dance animation is based off of the choreography from LMFAO's music video, "Party Rock Anthem".
   
 
*'''{{wplink|Queen}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Queen}}'''
**The daily quest [http://www.wowhead.com/quest=31673 Red Blossom Leeks, You Make the Croc-in' World Go Down] is a play off the lyrics from the song "Fat Bottomed Girls", where the actual phrase would be; ''"fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go round"''.
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**The daily quest {{quest|id=31673|Red Blossom Leeks, You Make the Croc-in' World Go Down}} is a play off the lyrics from the song "Fat Bottomed Girls", where the actual phrase would be; ''"fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go round"''. 
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**There are also various quests for Lion's Landing that reference songs such as "We Will Rock You" "Hammer to Fall" "Under Pressure" "A Kind Of Magic" and "Don't Lose Your Head."
   
 
*'''{{wplink|Caramelldansen}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Caramelldansen}}'''
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*'''{{wplink|Paula Abdul}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Paula Abdul}}'''
**The achievement {{achievement|One Steppe Forward, Two Steppes Back}} is likely a reference to Paula Abdul's 1989 single {{wplink|Opposites Attract}}.
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**The achievement {{achievement|id=6539|One Steppe Forward, Two Steppes Back}} is likely a reference to Paula Abdul's 1989 single {{wplink|Opposites Attract}}.
   
 
*'''{{wplink|311 (band|311}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|311 (band|311}}'''
**The achievement {{achievement|Amber is the Color of My Energy}} is a line from 311's 2002 single "{{wplink|Amber (song)|Amber}}."
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**The achievement {{achievement|id=7312|Amber is the Color of My Energy}} is a line from 311's 2002 single "{{wplink|Amber (song)|Amber}}."
   
 
*'''{{wplink|The Protomen|The Protomen}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|The Protomen|The Protomen}}'''
**The scenario Assault the Shipyard for the Isle of Thunder achievement has a sub-quest named after the Mega Man rock-opera bands songs, notably Light up the Night, and Breaking Out
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**The scenario {{quest|id=32655|Assault the Shipyard}} on the Isle of Thunder, has Stages named after Songs of the Band. Stage 5 = Keep Quiet | Stage 6 = Light up the Night | Stage 7 / Final Stage = Breaking out
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*There are several metal/rock songs used for the buffs given in The Dread Wastes by the [[Paragons_of_the_Klaxxi|Klaxxi Paragons]].
   
 
=== People ===
 
=== People ===
 
 
*'''{{wplink|The Yogscast|The Yogscast}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|The Yogscast|The Yogscast}}'''
 
**There's an area named Honeydew Village located in [[The Jade Forest]]. This could be referring to Simon ''(better known as Honeydew)'', a member of the YouTube Let's Play group, [http://www.youtube.com/BlueXephos Yogscast]. Yogscast is an internet sensation that has promoted World of Warcraft in many ways, and therefore it would only make sense for this to be a dedication to Simon and the entire Yogscast team.
 
**There's an area named Honeydew Village located in [[The Jade Forest]]. This could be referring to Simon ''(better known as Honeydew)'', a member of the YouTube Let's Play group, [http://www.youtube.com/BlueXephos Yogscast]. Yogscast is an internet sensation that has promoted World of Warcraft in many ways, and therefore it would only make sense for this to be a dedication to Simon and the entire Yogscast team.
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*'''{{wplink|Dave_Grohl#Drums|Dave Grohl}}'''
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**The NPC {{NPC|id=64434||Grohl Grohl}} is playing drums in a hidden cave as reference to Dave Grohls time as Nirvanas Drummer.
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*'''{{wplink|Audrey Hepburn}}'''
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**The Battle Pet Trainer in Stormwind is called {{NPC|id=63596||Audrey Burnhep}}.
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*'''{{wplink|Michael Bay}}'''
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** On the Wandering Isle there is a NPC named after him called {{NPC|id=60894||Makael Bay}}. This NPC is a goblin with a love for dynamite.
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*'''{{wplink|Charlie Sheen}}'''
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**He has Tiger Blood, which he drops, because he's a tiger. His NPC is called {{NPC|id=63767||Chasheen}}.
 
*'''{{wplink|Tiger Woods}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Tiger Woods}}'''
**An area named Tigers' Wood located in [[The Jade Forest]] is an obvious reference to the famous golfer.
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**An area named Tigers' Wood located in The [[Jade Forest]] is an obvious reference to the famous golfer.
   
 
=== Television ===
 
=== Television ===
 
 
*'''{{wplink|Party of Five}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Party of Five}}'''
**The achievement [http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=7258 Party of Six] is likely a reference to the TV show, Party of Five, which had it's run from 1994 to the year 2000.
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**The achievement {{achievement|id=7258|Party of Six}} is likely a reference to the TV show, Party of Five, which had it's run from 1994 to the year 2000.
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*'''{{wplink|Mighty Morphin Power Rangers}}'''
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**The achievement {{achievement|id=6535|Mighty Roamin' Krasaranger}} is a reference to the title of the series.
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*'''{{wplink|How I met your Mother}}'''
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**The quest {{quest|id=30605|Bros before Hozen}} is a reference to one of the rules from Barneys Brocode.
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*'''{{wplink|Pinky and the Brain}}'''
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**In the Valley of the four Winds is a Quest called {{quest|id=30048|Li Li and the Grain] which is basically the name of the show.
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*'''{{wplink|Game of Thrones}}'''
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**All Guards of the [[Shado-Pan]] are randomly quoting the Night's Watch from the series.
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*'''{{wplink|The Simpsons}}'''
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**While putting out fire for the quest {{quest|id=29585|Spitfire}} the Mogu that you hit with the Cider will Quote Radioactive Man: "My eyes! The goggles do nothing!".
   
*'''{{wplink|Dexter's Laboratory}}'''
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*'''{{wplink|Lost}}'''
**The achievement [http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6736 What Does This Button Do?] is a likely reference to Dexter's sister Dee Dee who would often say, "oooooooooooo, what does this button do?" before pressing buttons at random on various machines in his lab.
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**There is a Isle in the Krasarang wilds on which a bunker is with 7 skeletons around and a {{item|id=87798|Stack of Papers}} which is a reference to the [[w:c:lostpedia:Log_printout|Log printout]] from Lost (but the note on the papers is a reference to Diablo 3 as stated above).
 
=== Comics ===
 
   
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*'''{{wplink|Dexter's Laboratory}}'''
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**The achievement {{achievement|id=6736|What Does This Button Do?}} is a likely reference to Dexter's sister Dee Dee who would often say, "oooooooooooo, what does this button do?" before pressing buttons at random on various machines in his lab.
 
*'''{{wplink|Ranma ½}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Ranma ½}}'''
**The Singing Pools, an area which is located in the pandaren starting area, [http://www.wowhead.com/zone=5736#. The Wandering Isle], could be a vague reference to the Japanese manga series, Ranma ½, as if you fall into any of the pools, you're transformed into an animal.
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**The Singing Pools, an area which is located in the pandaren starting area, The [[Wandering Isle]], could be a vague reference to the Japanese manga series, Ranma ½, as if you fall into any of the pools, you're transformed into an animal.
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*'''{{wplink|K-On!}}'''
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**On the Wandering Isle, just up the stairs from Mandoli Village is an NPC named {{NPC|id=65146||Zach Chow}} and his pet tiger {{NPC|id=65147||Azunyan}}. The tiger's name could be a reference to the K-On character Azusa Nakano, who has the nickname of Azunyan.
   
 
=== Books ===
 
=== Books ===
   
 
*'''{{wplink|The Jungle Book}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|The Jungle Book}}'''
**There's an NPC located in [[The Jade Forest]], by the name of [http://www.wowhead.com/npc=56329/kher-shan Kher Shan], which is a reference to a character by the name of Shere Khan from The Jungle Book stories.
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**There's an NPC located in [[The Jade Forest]], by the name of {{NPC|id=56329||Kher Shan}}, which is a reference to a character by the name of Shere Khan from The Jungle Book stories.
 
*'''{{wplink|The Hobbit}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|The Hobbit}}'''
**There's an NPC located in [[Valley of the Four Winds]], by the name of [[Guard Captain Oakenshield]], which is a reference to the character Thorin Oakenshield.
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*'''The quest "I have no jade and I must Scream" is a reference to the short story "I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream" (Harlan Ellison, 1968)'''
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**There's a NPC located in [[Valley of the Four Winds]], by the name of {{NPC|id=57198#starts||Guard Captain Oakenshield}}, which is a reference to the character Thorin Oakenshield.
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**There's a NPC located in The Jadeforest, by the name of {{NPC|id=68128||Sam the Wise}}, which is combined with his location "Shrine of Fellowship" a clear reference.
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*'''{{wplink|Alice in Wonderland}}'''
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**At Coordinate 43. 16 in [[Kun-Lai Summit]] there a tuskarr name {{NPC|id=64438||Wally}} and a hozen name {{NPC|id=64441||Tic Tak}} the carpenter, Obviously a reference to the walrus and the carpenter from the famed story.
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*'''{{wplink|Harry Potter}}'''
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**In the instance [[Scholomance]] there is a boss called {{NPC|id=59613||Professor Slate}} with the title <potions master>, an obvious reference to Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series.
   
 
=== Other ===
 
=== Other ===
   
 
*'''{{wplink|Lonesome George}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Lonesome George}}'''
**There's an NPC by the name of [http://www.wowhead.com/npc=66658 Lon'li Guju] in [[Kun-Lai Summit]]. This NPC is referring to the last Pinta Island tortoise, who became world-famous but passed away on June 24, 2012. If a player emotes something such as /wave or /love at the tortoise, he'd start to follow the player for a while.
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**There's an NPC by the name of {{NPC|id=66658||Lon'li Guju}} in [[Kun-Lai Summit]]. This NPC is referring to the last Pinta Island tortoise, who became world-famous but passed away on June 24, 2012. If a player emotes something such as /wave or /love at the tortoise, he'd start to follow the player for a while.
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*'''{{wplink|Rocky Horror Picture Show}}'''
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**There is a rare Boss in the Throne of Thunder which is called {{NPC|id=70430||Rocky Horror}}.
   
 
*'''{{wplink|Conan the Barbarian}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Conan the Barbarian}}'''
**[http://www.wowhead.com/npc=57213 Cornan <The Barley Barbarian>], an NPC in [[Valley of the Four Winds]] appears to be a reference of Conan the Barbarian, a fictional sword and sorcery hero that has been included in many different sorts of media ''(games, movies, comic books etc.)''
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**{{NPC|id=57213||Cornan|The Barley Barbarian}}, an NPC in [[Valley of the Four Winds]] appears to be a reference of Conan the Barbarian, a fictional sword and sorcery hero that has been included in many different sorts of media ''(games, movies, comic books etc.)''
   
 
*'''{{wplink|Annie Get Your Gun (musical)}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Annie Get Your Gun (musical)}}'''
** The achievement [http://www.wowhead.com/achievement=6674 Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better...] is a reference to the famous song from ''Annie Get Your Gun''.
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** The achievement {{achievement|id=6674|Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better...}} is a reference to the famous song from ''Annie Get Your Gun''.
 
== References ==
 
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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Edit

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Games Edit

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    • A quest called Unsafe Passageω τ ϖ given by Koro Mistweaverω τ ϖ in Krasarang Wilds results in a part of dialog from the game Skyrim, where the guards would repeatedly say "I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee", which also became an internet meme later on. In the quest, while escorting Koro Mistweaver, you are attacked by a group of Riverblades, after which Koro would say: "Help me up, <name>. I... I took an arrow in the knee...".
  • Duke Nukem
    • An NPC located in The Jade Forest by the name of Dook Ookemω τ ϖ is an obvious reference to the main character of the video game series, Duke Nukem. His quotes are also said to be based on the character.

Movies Edit

  • Short Circuit
    • The achievement Money achievement Number Five Is Aliveω τ ϖ is a reference to Number 5, a designation given to 1 of 6 robots in the movie "Short Circuit". After being struck by lightning, "Number Five" becomes convinced that he is alive, and not just a machine. The achievement itself is the declaration made by the robot: "Number 5, not a machine. Number 5..... Is alive!"
  • Mulan
    • Lorewalker Cho's small crimson cloud serpent, Mishiω τ ϖ, is a reference to Mushu, Mulan's red dragon guardian.
    • The quest "Make a Fighter out of Me" is a reference to the popular song "I'll Make a Man Out of You".

Music Edit

  • Adele
    • There's an NPC named Adeleω τ ϖ located in Townlong Steppes, more specifically in an area named The Widening Deep. The NPC moves by rolling on the ground, and with the name of the location, this is an obvious reference to the singer Adele and her song "Rolling in the Deep".
  • LMFAO
    • The achievement Money achievement Every Day I'm Pand-a-renω τ ϖ is an obvious reference to the song "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO, in which the phrase "every day I'm shuffling" is presented with a similar syllabication.
    • The male pandaren /dance animation is based off of the choreography from LMFAO's music video, "Party Rock Anthem".
  • Queen
    • The daily quest Red Blossom Leeks, You Make the Croc-in' World Go Downω τ ϖ is a play off the lyrics from the song "Fat Bottomed Girls", where the actual phrase would be; "fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go round"
    • There are also various quests for Lion's Landing that reference songs such as "We Will Rock You" "Hammer to Fall" "Under Pressure" "A Kind Of Magic" and "Don't Lose Your Head."
  • Caramelldansen
    • The female pandaren /dance animation is based off of the ever-so-popular Caramelldansen (The Caramell Dance).
  • The Protomen
    • The scenario Assault the Shipyardω τ ϖ on the Isle of Thunder, has Stages named after Songs of the Band. Stage 5 = Keep Quiet | Stage 6 = Light up the Night | Stage 7 / Final Stage = Breaking out
  • There are several metal/rock songs used for the buffs given in The Dread Wastes by the Klaxxi Paragons.

People Edit

  • The Yogscast
    • There's an area named Honeydew Village located in The Jade Forest. This could be referring to Simon (better known as Honeydew), a member of the YouTube Let's Play group, Yogscast. Yogscast is an internet sensation that has promoted World of Warcraft in many ways, and therefore it would only make sense for this to be a dedication to Simon and the entire Yogscast team.
  • Dave Grohl
    • The NPC Grohl Grohlω τ ϖ is playing drums in a hidden cave as reference to Dave Grohls time as Nirvanas Drummer.
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Michael Bay
    • On the Wandering Isle there is a NPC named after him called Makael Bayω τ ϖ. This NPC is a goblin with a love for dynamite.
  • Charlie Sheen
    • He has Tiger Blood, which he drops, because he's a tiger. His NPC is called Chasheenω τ ϖ.
  • Tiger Woods
    • An area named Tigers' Wood located in The Jade Forest is an obvious reference to the famous golfer.

Television Edit

  • Lost
    • There is a Isle in the Krasarang wilds on which a bunker is with 7 skeletons around and a Stack of Papersω τ ϖ which is a reference to the Log printout from Lost (but the note on the papers is a reference to Diablo 3 as stated above).
  • Dexter's Laboratory
    • The achievement Money achievement What Does This Button Do?ω τ ϖ is a likely reference to Dexter's sister Dee Dee who would often say, "oooooooooooo, what does this button do?" before pressing buttons at random on various machines in his lab.
  • Ranma ½
    • The Singing Pools, an area which is located in the pandaren starting area, The Wandering Isle, could be a vague reference to the Japanese manga series, Ranma ½, as if you fall into any of the pools, you're transformed into an animal.
  • K-On!
    • On the Wandering Isle, just up the stairs from Mandoli Village is an NPC named Zach Chowω τ ϖ and his pet tiger Azunyanω τ ϖ. The tiger's name could be a reference to the K-On character Azusa Nakano, who has the nickname of Azunyan.

Books Edit

Other Edit

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