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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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== World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria ==
 
== World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria ==
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**The quest {{quest|id=29757|Bottletoads}} is a clear reference to the name of the game.
 
**The quest {{quest|id=29757|Bottletoads}} is a clear reference to the name of the game.
 
*'''{{wplink|Diablo3}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Diablo3}}'''
** 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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** 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.
 
* '''{{wplink|Final Fantasy}}'''
 
* '''{{wplink|Final Fantasy}}'''
 
** 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.
 
** 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.
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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 {{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.
 
**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.
*''{{wplink|Monty Python and the Holy Grail}}'''
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*''{{wplink|Monty Python and the Holy Grail}}<nowiki>'</nowiki>''
 
**The {{NPC|id=58336||Darkmoon Rabbit}} is a Bunny Boss with a bloody face, just like the Bunny in the Movie.
 
**The {{NPC|id=58336||Darkmoon Rabbit}} is a Bunny Boss with a bloody face, just like the Bunny in the Movie.
 
*'''{{wplink|Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom}}'''
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*'''{{wplink|Batman}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Batman}}'''
 
**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.
 
**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.
*'''{{wplink|Superman}} '''''
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*'''{{wplink|Superman}} '''''<nowiki/>''
 
**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!".
 
**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!".
 
*'''{{wplink|The Goonies}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|The Goonies}}'''
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*'''{{wplink|The Land Before Time}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|The Land Before Time}}'''
 
**The Triceratops Girl {{NPC|id=69396||Cera}} made it ingame, where she is a summonable Boss on the Isle of Thunder.
 
**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}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Pirates of the Caribbean}}'''
 
**{{NPC|id=63809||Jack Arrow}} is a in-game NPC and also has the title {{title|Alliance Captain}}, the didn't forget that.
 
**{{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|The Dark Knight}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|The Dark Knight}}'''
**The quest {{quest|id=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}}'''
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*'''{{wplink|Mulan}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Mulan}}'''
 
** Lorewalker Cho's small crimson cloud serpent, {{NPC|id=60887|| Mishi}}, is a reference to Mushu, Mulan's red dragon guardian.
 
** 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".
   
 
*'''{{wplink|Ghostbusters}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Ghostbusters}}'''
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*'''{{wplink|Adele (singer)|Adele}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Adele (singer)|Adele}}'''
 
**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".
 
**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}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|The Coasters}}'''
**The Quest {{quest|id=30587 Yakity Yak}} is named after the Song Yakety Yak from 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}}'''
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*'''{{wplink|Queen}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Queen}}'''
**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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**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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*There are several metal/rock songs used for the buffs given in The Dread Wastes by the [[Paragons_of_the_Klaxxi|Klaxxi Paragons]].
 
*There are several metal/rock songs used for the buffs given in The Dread Wastes by the [[Paragons_of_the_Klaxxi|Klaxxi Paragons]].
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* Gza
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** In the Heart of Fear raid the boss '''Blade Lord Ta'yak '''says upon death ``I'd always hoped to cut someone like that someday, to hear that sound. But to have it happen to my own prothorax is ridiculous.`` a reference to an identical quote from Wu-Tang rapper Gza`s Liquid Swords album, which itself was taken from the film `Shogun Assassin``
   
 
=== 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.
 
 
*'''{{wplink|Dave_Grohl#Drums|Dave Grohl}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Dave_Grohl#Drums|Dave Grohl}}'''
 
**The NPC {{NPC|id=64434||Grohl Grohl}} is playing drums in a hidden cave as reference to Dave Grohls time as Nirvanas Drummer.
 
**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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** 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.
 
** 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.
 
*'''{{wplink|Charlie Sheen}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Charlie Sheen}}'''
**He has Tiger Blood, which he drops, because he's a tiger. His NPC is called {{NPC|id=63767||Chasheen].
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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.
 
**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 {{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.
 
**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|Lost}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Lost}}'''
**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).
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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).
   
 
*'''{{wplink|Dexter's Laboratory}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|Dexter's Laboratory}}'''
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*'''{{wplink|Ranma ½}}'''
 
*'''{{wplink|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.
 
**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 ===

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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 Edit

Mists-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.

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.
  • Gza
    • In the Heart of Fear raid the boss Blade Lord Ta'yak says upon death ``I'd always hoped to cut someone like that someday, to hear that sound. But to have it happen to my own prothorax is ridiculous.`` a reference to an identical quote from Wu-Tang rapper Gza`s Liquid Swords album, which itself was taken from the film `Shogun Assassin``

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

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