The Following are Easter eggs and Pop Culture references found in World of Warcraft, comprehending: NPC names, Quest names, locations, quotes, objects, or else which are references from movies, characters, actors, songs, singers and other popular sources.
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|Hin Denburg—Zeppelin Master Goblin in Tirisfal Glades
Frezza—Zeppelin Master Goblin in Durotar
|Hindenburg Airship – Launched in 1936 in Germany, it started the first commercial air service across the North Atlantic and made 10 successful round trips. On May 6, 1937, as it was landing in Lakehurst, N.J., U.S., its hydrogen gas burst into flames, destroying the airship and killing 36 of the 97 persons aboard. The disaster, recorded on film and phonograph disk, effectively ended the use of rigid airships in commercial transportation.
Frezza seems a homage to a bad guy Emperor Freeza in Dragon Ball Z
|In Undercity at the Warrior Quarter, there are two undead called Tyler and Edward fighting an Abomination. There is another NPC nearby named Marla Fowler and Chloe Curthas
Fight Club – a blue item Mace from Scarlet Monastery Instance
|Fight Club (1999)—performances from both Edward Norton as narrator in the movie and Brad Pitt plays as Tyler Durden. Marla Singer and Chloe are characters from the movie.
Thanks, Thors and extracheez
|Clarice Foster in the Pool of Visions in Thunderbluff(Mulgore)||The Silence of the Lambs (1991) with Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Jodie Foster plays as Clarice Starling. Curiously, the NPC.s lips are sewn shut.|
|Klannoc Macleod the Islander is on an island off the coast between Ratchet and Northwatch Keep in the Barrens||The Highlander (1986)—Christopher Lambert plays as Connor MacLeod from the Clan MacLeod—He fought his first battle on the Scottish Highlands in 1536. He will fight his greatest battle on the streets of New York City in 1986. His name is Connor MacLeod. He is immortal|
|Scooty(Chief Engineer) is a Goblin in Booty Bay teleporting you to Gnomeregan.
Sprok(away team) is a Goblin in Gnomeregan in the receiving end.
Jhordy Lapforge (Engineer) operating the teleporter at Gadgetzan.
Lenny “Fingers” McCoy in Stormwind
|Star Trek: The Original Series (1966?1969)—homage to Scotty the Engineer, Mr. Spock the Vulcan, and Doctor Leonard McCoy serving USS Enterprise NCC-1701
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1991) – Geordi La Forge the engineer of Starfleet Federation USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D
Thanks, MareWinds, and nancy
|Cannoneers Smythe and Whessan are in a quest named The Guns of Northwatch, south of Ratchet in the Northwatch Keep||There are two references here. Smith and Wesson 1869 Army break Top Revolver. The other reference is Gunfighters of the Northwest (1954)—although, some fans say it is in reference to the plot of The Guns of Navarone—a 1957 novel of World War II by British thriller writer Alistair MacLean that was made into a film in 1961. The book and the film share the same basic plot: the efforts of an Allied commando team to destroy a seemingly impregnable German fortress that threatens Allied naval operations in the Aegean Sea.—thanks to Kurz|
|Linken is a Gnome in Un’Goro Crater that forgot his past and wears a green hooded robe||Link from Adventures of Zelda|
|Benny Blaanco in Westfall||Carlito’s Way (1993) by Al Pacino. John Leguizamo plays as Benny Blanco|
|Lenny “Fingers” McCoy Lockpicking Trainer in Stormwind||Star Trek (1966) Doctor Leonard McCoy|
|Old Man Heming sells a 225 Fishigh book n Booty bay||Old Man and the Sea (1958) written by Ernest Hemingway—the movie about the Old Cuban who fishes a giant fish
|Return of the Ring is a quest in Gnomeregan by the Sparklematic 5200||Lord of the Rings|
|Dupe Bugs are little critters walking around in Gnomeregan||Diablo II Dupes/hacks|
|Bishop DeLavey in the Cathedral of Stormwind for the Missing Diplomat quest||Reference to Anton Szandor LaVey who founded the church of satan in 1966.|
|Witchdoctor Bom’bay in Sen’Jin Village, southern side of Durotar will practice voodoo with you and make you do odd things. You gotta try it, its funny||Bewitched (1964): Calling Dr. Bombay, calling Dr. Bombay. Emergency! Come right away!—played by Bernard Fox, Doctor Bombay was the witch doctor of Samantha’s family (Elizabeth Montgomery)|
|Samophlange is a quest in Ratchet||Thundercats (1985) cartoons—on the first chapter Panthro yells at Snarf “And keep your foot off that blasted Samophlange”—recorded MP3 here|
|Linken’s Boomerang and Linken’s Sword of Mastery items||Legend of Zelda‘s Link character uses a Boomerang and The Master Sword
|Hellslayer Battle Axe and Cow King’s Hide items||Diablo II Cow King’s Hide|
|Grimlok from Uldaman says “Me Grimlok King”||The Transformers: The Movie (1986)—Grimlock quote is “Me Grimlock no bozo, me king!”|
|Dal’Rend’s Sacred Charge and Dal’Rend’s Tribal Guardian dropped by Warchief Rend in Upper Blackrock Spire||Diablo II—remember the Bul-Kathos’ Sacred Charge and the Bul-Kathos’ Tribal Guardian—check it out here|
|Quest: A Little Help From My Friends is given in Un’Goro Crater by goblin Spraggle Frock. She wants you to find Ringo||The Beatles band—the UK Band from the 70’s had a member named Ringo Starr and one of their songs is named With a Little Help of my Friends. Song Lyrics here.
Spranggle Frock refers to kids show named FRAGGLE ROCK which aired on HBO in USA; and a UK version.
Thanks Thoraga, and Todd
|Egan’s Blaster from the Restless Souls quest in Eastern Plaguelands has a script saying: “Who you gonna call?”||Ghostbusters (1984) had 4 members. One is named Dr. Egon Spengler played by Harold Ramis. They use blasters to imprison ghosts inside a gadget container.|
|One of the guards in Brill tells you where the lake is, but be careful because some masked guy killed a bunch of people there last summer. There is also a Crystal Lake in Elwynn Forest.||Friday the 13th (1980)|
|Winstone Wolfe (the wolf) in the Ravenholdt Keep in Hillsbrad Foothills, just northwest of Durnholde Keep||Pulp Fiction (1994)—Winston ‘The Wolf’ Wolfe is played by Harvey Keitel|
|Gahz’rilla from Zul’Farrak is a quest given by a gnome named Wizzle Brassbolts in Shimmering Flats, also Gammerita the turtle at the coast of Hinterlands for the quest The Super Snapper FX. Additionally, Ghamoo-ra is also a turtle in Blackfathom Deeps||Gojira known as Godzilla (1965) and Daikaij? Gamera (1965)—from out of the arctic comes a gigantic flying, fire-breathing turtle that sets its sights on destroying Tokyo|
|Plucky Johnson—the chicken in the Miracle Raceway of the Shimmering Flats||Saving Private Ryan (1998)—There is a character named plunky, but there is another reference, and I’m blowing my cards here, Plucky small-town girl, always a bit of a tomboy, enlists in the military to help pay for her education, and gets sent to the Middle East where, as fate would have it, she becomes an early victim of Saddam’s storm troops … She is plucky(tomboy) Lynch and another female rescued with less Press and Government attention was Shoshana Johnson. [read story]|
|Olaf, Baelog, and Eric the Swift are the lost dwarves in Uldaman||The Lost Vikings was a popular SNES Game made by Blizzard. The MMO versions even have the same abilities from the SNES game.|
|Go to menu and choose Sounds. Turn off music and set ambience sounds to max. Go to Undercity by the fallen bell and you will hear the bells playing. The next hallway you listen to people cheering. Enter the Throne room.||Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos—you will listen to the faint ghostly sounds of when Arthas enters the Throne room and kills his father King Terenas. In the throne you can listen King Terenas talking to Arthas. It seems there are also voices of when Medivh came to warn King Terenas.|
|The Hidden Chamber quest in Uldaman starts when you open a box on the table near Olaf, Baelog and Eric the swift dwarves. You have to unite two pieces to form a rod. One piece (The Shaft of Tsol) drops from the trogg Grimlok near them—outside by the hallway. Grimlok has White fur. The rod starts an event that opens a huge door releasing a giant female elemental||Indiana Jones—it is funny to watch how the rod placed on the ground lighs up an horizontal beam toward the door and it opens and flashes same as an event in Indiana Jones the movie|
|Tauren Males do the Peanut Butter Jelly Time! dance|
|Orcs dance the MC Hammer dance||MC Hammer—Rap singer of “Can’t Touch This”|
|Male Night Elves dance the Michael Jackson dance
|Humans dance the John Travolta Dance||Saturday Night Fever (1977)—this link shows a movie cover screenshot that shows the dance position the humans dance|
|Shiny Dinglehopper item drops from Naga||The little Mermaid (1989)—Scuttle the Seagull told Ariel in this Disney movie that the item she found is a dinglehopper. She uses it to brush her hair|
|An NPC in Stormwind named Morris Lawry says:”I will pay you on Tuesday . . . for a hamburger Today”||Popeye cartoon—J. Wellington Wimpy is a coward and lazy character from popeye that eats hamburgers and repeats that catchy phrase often.|
|Servo the miniature harvest golem in Badlands by the Gnome camp repeats many phrases||“One day I will be a real boy”—Pinoccio (1940)
“We can make it better, stronger, faster. We have the technology. We have the magic”—Six Million Dollar Man (1973)
Tom Servo is the name of a robot from Mystery Science Theater 3000
Thanks, Aaron, Dan and Crangbor
|Un’Goro Crater quest titled: Larion & Muigin—remove the N at the end, and swap M and L. You get Mario and Luigi.||Mario Bros.—popular SNES game from Nintendo
|Dwarven Mortar Team south of Dun Morogh following the road from Coldridge Valley(where dwarves level 1 start). When you help them on the quest they provide, they start shooting their mortars on a Dummy and start quoting references from Warcraft III Mortar teams: Mortar Combat(Mortal Kombat). “THIS…. IS MY BOOMSTICK!”, “I’m DYNOMITE!”, etc.||Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos – Dwarves do the same quotes on the RTS game.
Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness (1992) – Bruce Campbell says: “This … IS MY BOOMSTICK!”
Mortal Kombat – popular series of fighting games created by Midway
AC/DC (band) – T.N.T. I’m Dynomite song
|Bankers in Stormwind are named Olivia Burnside, Newton Burnside, and John Burnside||Olivia Newton-John—actress of Grease (1978)|
|The Innkeeper of Undercity is named Innkeeper Norman and at Sepulcher is Innkeeper Bates||Psycho (1960) by Anthony Perkins played as Norman Bates at the Bates Motel(Inn)|
|Gubber Blump—Dwarf fisher by Auberdine who says “Crabs are the food of the sea. You can boil ‘em, fry ‘em, mash ‘em, roast ‘em, etc.”—which is a quote from the movie||There could be a couple references. One is the Glubber fish from the A Fish Story written by Robert A. Harris or a reference to Forrest Gump where there is a Bubba-Gump Shrimp Corporation.
Bubba quote: “Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.
Bubba: Have you ever been on a shrimp boat?