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Easter eggs in Heroes of the Storm

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This page contains a list of known real-world pop culture references found in Heroes of the Storm.

Video games[edit | edit source]

Skins and tints[edit | edit source]

  • E.T.C. E.T.C.
    • Epic Doombringer L800 E.T.C. is a reference to the Marine, the protagonist from the Doom franchise.[1] E1M letters that appear on his shoulder are a reference to the code names of levels from the first episode of Doom I, namely Knee-Deep in the Dead: E1M1, E1M2 and so on.[2]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Diablo Diablo
    • "That's a nice soul you've got there. It'd be a shame if something happened to it!" is a reference to the popular setup "That's a very nice [blank] you have there. It'd be a shamed if anything happened to it," originally contributed to a joke surrounding creepers from Minecraft.
  • Falstad Falstad
    • "Do a barrel roll! Eh?" is a reference to the Star Fox franchise.
  • Gazlowe Gazlowe
    • "Hey, check it out, I added a new feature... [to self] Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, [louder as if demonstrating] annnnd start! [ROBOT: "Goblin extermination mode activated."] Oh, gee- yeah, that seems bad," is a reference to the Konami Code.
  • Kael'thas Kael'thas
    • "Blood for the blood elves! Sun for the Sun King!" is a reference to the Khornate warcry "Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!" from Warhammer 40,000.[7]
  • Kharazim Kharazim
    • "You must defeat Shenlong to have a chance. And he's been dead for a millennia. Good luck to you," is a reference to Street Fighter joke character Sheng Long.
  • Lúcio Lúcio
  • Malfurion Malfurion
    • "I'm an archdruid, not a prophet. Get your lore straight," is a reference to Dota 2's character Nature's Prophet.[8]

Misc.[edit | edit source]

  • On the Braxis Holdout map, an arcade machine can be found with the title "Samuro Shodown," and when clicked, two holographic orc blademasters start to duel. This is a reference to Samurai Shodown.

Film[edit | edit source]

Skins and tints[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Alexstrasza Alexstrasza
    • "Wait, what do you mean I'm not allowed to do the "Life, uh finds a way" joke? I'm a dragon! <scoff> Thanks, Dehaka," is a reference to Ian Malcolm's "I'm simply saying that life, uh...finds a way," from Jurassic Park.[13]
    • "I'll let you in on a secret. Ruby dragons don't actually use hearthstones. We just click our talons together a few times and we're home," is a reference to The Wizard of Oz.
  • Arthas Arthas
    • "No man can defeat me. Although, 10 to 25 might do the trick," is a reference to The Witch King of Angmar's "You fool. No man can kill me. Die now," from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.[14]
    • "Hail to the King, baby!" is a reference to Ash's "Hail to the king, baby," from Army of Darkness.[15]
    • "I'm afraid my condition has left me cold to your pleas of mercy," is a reference to Mr. Freeze's "Mercy? I'm afraid my condition has left me cold to your pleas of mercy," from Batman & Robin (1997).[16]
  • Azmodan Azmodan
    • "[snoring] Neffalumps and woozles... Here! There! Everywhere! [wakes up an growls] These damned nephalem torment me even in my sleep!" is a reference to the song "Heffalumps and Woozles" from Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day.
    • "Minions, remember there is nothing more toxic or deadly than a nephalem child. A single touch can kill you," is a reference to Henry J. Waternoose's "There's nothing more toxic or deadly than a human child. A single touch could kill you!" from Monsters, Inc.[18]
  • Dehaka Dehaka
    • "A rival pack leader once tried to test me. I consumed his essence with terran fava beans and a nice chianti," is a reference to Hannibal Lecter's "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chi-an-ti," from The Silence of the Lambs.[19]
    • "Overmind tried to control the zerg. To direct and harness evolution. Life will not be contained. No. Life finds a way," is a reference to Ian Malcolm's "I'm simply saying that life, uh...finds a way," from Jurassic Park.[13]
  • Garrosh Garrosh
    • "My plan was to team up with a time traveler, meet my father thirty years in the past, and erase his mistakes. But in the end, I just couldn't get back to the future," is a reference to the film Back to the Future.
  • Gazlowe Gazlowe
    • "You ever dance with the devil in the pale moon's light...well have ya?" is a reference to the Joker's "You ever dance with the devil in the pale moon's light?" from Batman (1989).[20]
  • Falstad Falstad
    • "Thank you for flying Wildhammer Aerie-lines. Your inflight entertainment today will be The Perfect Stormhammer," is a reference to The Perfect Storm.
  • Jaina Jaina
    • "The cold never bothered me anyway," after killing an enemy Jaina is a reference to the song "Let It Go" from Frozen.
    • "By the way, If you're holding on for a "Frozen" reference, just let it go. [realizing] Oh, no... What have I done?" is a reference to Frozen.
    • "I'm a sorceress, and a thumping good one too," is a reference to Hagrid's "A wizard! And a thumpin' good 'un, I'll wager, once you've been trained up a bit," from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.[21]
  • Johanna Johanna
    • "Oh Akarat, bless this, thy holy flail, that with it, thou mayest smite thine enemies into tiny, tiny, unfathomably tiny bits, in thy mercy. Let it be so," is a reference to "O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy," from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.[22]
  • Kerrigan Kerrigan
    • "I like you. That's why I'm going to kill you last," is a reference to John Matrix's "You're a funny guy, Sully. I like you. That's why I'm going to kill you last," from Commando.[24]
    • "Phenominal psionic powers... Icky sticky living space," is a reference from Aladdin.
  • Leoric Leoric
    • "So, we have a deal. No, wait, I'm altering it! Ah, much better. Hmm, this part could be altered further... Yes, YES! This deal is getting better all the time.," (available with the Space Lord skin) is a reference to Darth Vader's "I am altering the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further," and Lando Calrissian's "This deal is getting worse all the time!" from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.[25]
    • "If you ever build an impractical phenomenally large super weapon don't skimp on quality control. The smallest oversight often leads to disaster," (available with the Space Lord skin) is a reference to the Death Star.
    • "There are always two space lords. One, the master, the other an apprentice. Our meetings are lonely... and one-sided," (available with the Space Lord skin) is a reference to the Rule of Two in Sith philosophy.
  • Li-Ming Li-Ming
    • "I'm a whiz of a wiz. I mean, if ever a whiz there was, that is. [laugh] Get it?" is a reference to the Munchkins' "You'll find he is a whiz of a Wiz, If ever a Wiz there was, If ever, oh ever, a Wiz there was," from The Wizard of Oz.[26]
    • "I love this glove's power. It's so bad," is a reference to The Wizard.
  • Nova Nova
    • "Is that a nuclear launch I detect? Or are you just glad to see me?" is a reference to Mae West's "Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?" from Sextette.[28]
  • Rehgar Rehgar
    • "We mortals are but shadows and dust..." is a reference to Proximo's "Marcus Aurelius is dead, Maximus. We mortals are but shadows and dust. Shadows and dust, Maximus!" from Gladiator.[29]
  • Rexxar Rexxar
    • "You kids these days... The mask isn't supposed to be a bat. It's a wolf. and a dark one at that" is a reference to the character Darkwolf from Fire and Ice (1983).
  • Sgt. Hammer Sgt. Hammer
    • "'Tank you sir, may I have another?" is a reference to the film Animal House.[30]
    • "I love the smell of napalm in the... well pretty much anytime," is a reference to Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore's "I love the smell of napalm in the morning," from Full Metal Jacket.[31]
  • Sonya Sonya
    • "Let's see... Crush enemies... done. Drive them before me... of course. Hear the lamentations of their women... Eh, let's skip that one," is a reference to Conan's "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!" from Conan the Barbarian.[32]
  • Stukov Stukov
    • "For my enemy, the day Stukov infested their team was the most horrifying experience of their lives. For me, it was Tuesday." is a reference to Bison's "For you, the day Bison graced your village was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday," from the film Street Fighter.[35]
  • Sylvanas Sylvanas
    • "Fast is fine, but accurate is final," is a reference to Wyatt Earp's "Fast is fine but accuracy is final. You must learn to be slow in a hurry," from Wyatt Earp.[36]
  • Tassadar Tassadar
    • "I come from a world where monsters destroy entire cities, and the only things that can defend against them are giant sentient robots. It's less fun than it sounds, trust me," (available with his Mecha skin) is a reference to Kaijo Diablo, and both are a reference to "Kaiju" films or giant monster films.
  • Tyrael Tyrael
    • "Every time a bell rings, a suit of armor manifests as the physical representation of an angel's wings," is a reference to Zuzu's "Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings," from It's a Wonderful Life.[37]
    • "In heaven, everything is fine," is a reference to the repeated line "In Heaven, everything is fine," from Eraserhead.
  • Varian Varian
    • "Are you still clicking? Was that not enough jokes? Were you not entertained!? Sorry, uh... sometimes my gladiator past gets the best of me," is a reference to Gladiator.
  • Zul'Jin Zul'jin
    • When locking in for a match with Zul'Jin, he will say "Make way for the bad guy", and has a voice line "Say hello to my little friend!" which is possibly a reference to the 1983 film Scarface.

Misc.[edit | edit source]

  • Greymane Greymane's dance with his Ringmaster skins is a reference to the character Alex the Lion from Madagascar.


Television[edit | edit source]

Skins and tints[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Cho'gall Cho'gall
    • "Prepare for trouble!" (Cho) and "And make it double!" (Gall) are a reference to characters Jesse and James from the Pokémon anime.
    • "What shall we do today?" (Gall) and "The same thing we do every day, brother... Try and destroy the world!" (Cho) are a reference to Pinky and the Brain.
  • Chromie Chromie
    • "Look, a butterfly! Wait... Uh oh. Nobody step on it! I mean, unless you REALLY like dinosaurs that is," is a reference to The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror V."[50]
    • "Just to be clear, time is not a flat circle... That is way too simplistic. It's a little more wibbly-wobbly than that," is a reference to the 10th Doctor's "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but, actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly...timey-wimey... stuff," from Doctor Who.[51]
  • Dehaka Dehaka
    • "We are the zerg. Your essence will be assimilated. Resistance is futile," is a reference to the Borg from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
    • "Change. Change. Spare some change," is a reference to the South Park episode "Night of the Living Homeless."
    • "You think I change too much? No such thing. This is not even my final form," is a reference to "This isn't even my final form," a phrase usually incorrectly attributed to Frieza from Dragon Ball Z.
    • "So many different kinds of essence. Hundreds, and more arise every year. Gotta collect them all," is a reference to the Pokémon franchise's slogan.
  • E.T.C. E.T.C.
    • "We need more cowbell...Aw, come on! That's all you got for me?! How old is that joke, man? We need more cowbell...What we need is better writers. Forget this, baby! [microphone feedback] I'll be in the tour bus [door closing]," is a reference to Saturday Night Live's sketch "More Cowbell."
  • Garrosh Garrosh
    • "I am the warchief of the Horde! Respect my authority!" is a reference to one of South Park character Eric Cartman's catch phrases, "Respect my authori-tah!"
    • "Hey baby, wanna kill all humans? No? Then I'll make my own Horde! Without trolls and tauren! In fact, forget the Horde!" is a reference to Bender's "Yeah, well, I'm gonna go build my own theme park with blackjack and hookers. In fact, forget the park!" from Futurama.
  • Gul'dan Gul'dan
    • "Don't let others fool you. It is much easier being green. In fact, why don't we talk about it... [Demonic Blood bubbles menacingly] over a drink... [evil laugh]," is a reference to Kermit the Frog's song "Bein' Green."
  • Jaina Jaina
    • "I wonder if my teleport spells will work here. Now where'd that spell go? Ah here it is! Azeroth metrion zinthos. Wait, that's not right..." is a reference to the character Raven from the Teen Titans animated series.
    • "Let's just be clear... These aren't magic tricks... They're illusions. Tricks are something you do during in Hallows End for candy," is a reference to Gob Bluth's "Illusion, Michael. A trick is something a whore does for money...Or candy!" from Arrested Development.[52]
  • Kerrigan Kerrigan
    • "It's not easy being queen," is a reference to Kermit the Frog's song "Bein' Green"
    • "You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile," is a reference to the Borg from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
    • "The goggles? Yeah...they do nothing," (available with the Queen of Ghosts skin) is a reference to The Simpsons episode "Radioactive Man."
  • The Lost Vikings The Lost Vikings
    • "You are bad, and you should feel bad," is a reference to Zoidberg's "Your music's bad and you should feel bad," from Futurama's episode "The Devil’s Hands Are Idle Playthings."
  • Lt. Morales Lt. Morales
    • "Listen, you can only be asked "What's up doc?" so many times before you start contemplating malpractice," is a reference to one of Looney Tunes character Bugs Bunny's many catchphrases.
  • Muradin Muradin
  • Sonya Sonya
    • "You! Death by snu snu!" is a reference to Futurama episode "Amazon Women in the Mood."
  • Tassadar Tassadar
    • "Bah weep gra na weep ninny bang. It's a-- what? What do you mean Illidan did this joke? The elf? That does not compute! I'm the robot!" (available with his Mecha skin) is a reference to the universal greeting in The Transformers: The Movie.[54]
    • "Interlock: activated. Dynotherms: connected. Megathrusters are go," (available with his Mecha skin) is a reference to Voltron's repeated line "Activate interlock! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Mega thrusters are go! Let's go Voltron force!"[55]
    • "Transforming into a jet? Awesome. Transforming into a gun? Dumb" (available with his Mecha skin) is a reference to both Starscream and Megatron from Transformers.
  • Tracer Tracer
    • "Being lost in time was really scary! Sometimes I'd have these strange dreams about the olden days, like I was a kitchen maid in this grand house in the country!" is a reference to the character Ivy Stuart from Downton Abbey[56]
  • Tyrande Tyrande
    • "I am High Priestess Tyrande, champion of justice. In the name of Elune, I will punish you!" is a reference to Sailor Moon's line "I am Sailor Moon! I stand for love and I also stand for justice. And in the name of the Moon, I will punish you!" from Sailor Moon.
  • Valla Valla
    • "Be vewy, vewy quiet. I'm hunting demons. [laughs]," is a reference to Looney Tunes character Elmer Fudd.

Misc.[edit | edit source]

  • Alarak Alarak's Q ability, Discord Strike, is a nod to his voice actor, John de Lancie. He played a character named "Q" in the Star Trek franchise, and he voices another character named Discord in My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic.
  • Nazeebo Nazeebo's HeroStorm spray "Friendship is Voodoo" is a reference to the animated series My Little Pony - Friendship is Magic.

Literature[edit | edit source]

Skins and tints[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Auriel Auriel
    • "The wages of sin is death, and your debt is now paid," is a reference to the Bible verse Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
  • Diablo Diablo
    • "Only fools rush in where angels fear to tread," is a reference to E. M. Forster's novel Where Angels Fear to Tread.
    • "Better to reign in the Burning Hells, than serve in the High Heavens," is a reference to "Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven," from John Milton's Paradise Lost.[57]
  • Gul'dan Gul'dan
    • "Poke not the darkness, lest the darkness poke you," is a reference to "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee," from Friedrich Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil.[58]
  • Kerrigan Kerrigan
    • "Hell hath no fury like a woman swarmed," is a reference to William Congreve's "Heaven has no rage, like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury, like a woman scorned," from his play The Mourning Bride.
  • Malfurion Malfurion
    • "I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues," is a reference to "I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues," from The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.
  • Muradin Muradin
    • "Mischief managed! Oh whoops! Sorry! Wrong kind of marauder," (available with the Maraudin' Muradin skin) is a reference to the Marauder's Map from the Harry Potter novels.
  • Ragnaros Ragnaros
  • Tyrande Tyrande
    • "Goodnight forest. Goodnight tortoise. Goodnight caves, and goodnight glaves. Goodnight Feathermoon, and good night Elune," is a reference to children's book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.

Misc.[edit | edit source]

  • Jaina Jaina
    • Wintermute, her level 20 talent, is a reference to to the AI Wintermute in William Gibson's novel Neuromancer.

Music[edit | edit source]

Skins and tints[edit | edit source]

  • Rare Glam Metal E.T.C. is a reference to Glam metal, also referred to as Hair metal, popular in the 1980s. Azure Glam Metal E.T.C. has a color scheme and guitar reminiscent of Prince and his symbol-shaped guitar[60].

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Abathur Abathur
    • "Work harder, better. Make faster, stronger... Evolution never over," is a reference to Daft Punk's song "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger."
  • Alexstrasza Alexstrasza
    • "Life is good, life is beautiful, life is even strange. What it certainly is not, however, is a highway," is a reference to Tom Cochrane's song "Life is a Highway."
    • "Before battle, I always assure my forces that through the fire and the flames we'll carry on," is a reference to DragonForce's song "Through The Fire and Flames."
  • Artanis Artanis
    • "I've lived a life that's full. I've traveled each and every star array... And more, much more than this, I did it my way," is a reference to Frank Sinatra's song "My Way."
  • Azmodan Azmodan
    • "Forget the boomshakalaka, I bring the DOOMshakalaka," (available with the AzmoDunk skin) is a reference to popular phrase "boom shakalaka," which has its origin in Sly and the Family Stone's song "I Want to Take You Higher."
  • Chen Chen
  • Diablo Diablo
    • "In the afterlife you're headed for some SERIOUS strife," is a reference to the Squirrel Nut Zippers' song "Hell."
  • E.T.C. E.T.C.
    • "They can't stop me, let 'em try!," is a reference to Manowar's song "Die for Metal."
    • "I bring the mega-death!," is a reference to the band Megadeth.
    • "Sorry, I don't play stairway.," is a reference to Led Zeppelin's song "Stairway to Heaven."
    • "Hell yes, I'm a fan of Moo-tallica!" is a reference to the band Metallica.
    • "Kill 'em all" is a reference to Metallica's album Kill 'Em All.
    • "And justice for all!," is a reference to Metallica's album ...And Justice for All.
    • "Welcome to the Jungle, bro!," is a reference to Guns N' Roses' song "Welcome to the Jungle."
    • "E-T-C... easy as 1-2-3," is a reference to The Jackson 5's song "ABC."
    • "I wanna rock and roll all day, and party every night. We can say that right? I mean, I changed up the words and everything... [a phone rings] Oh no! Don't pick that up... Okay, tell them I'm not here.," is a reference to KISS's song "Rock and Roll All Nite."
    • "Man, I've seen a million faces... and I've rocked them all!" is a reference to Bon Jovi's song "Wanted Dead or Alive."
  • Garrosh Garrosh
  • Gazlowe Gazlowe
    • "My mind's on my money, and my money's on my mind," is a reference to Snoop Dogg's song "Gin and Juice."
  • Jaina Jaina
    • "Do you believe in magic in a young girl's heart? [ice block magical sound] Because you're encased in ice... so you probably should start," is a reference to The Lovin' Spoonful's song "Do You Believe in Magic."
    • "I put a spell on you. Because you are mine," is a reference to Screamin' Jay Hawkins's song "I Put a Spell on You."
  • Kerrigan Kerrigan
    • "I'm a killer queen. Guaranteed to blow your mind," is a reference to Queen's song "Killer Queen."
  • Kharazim Kharazim
    • "My strikes are fast, like lightning... It is a little bit frightening," is a reference to Carl Douglas's song "Kung Fu Fighting."
  • Leoric Leoric
    • "The leg bone's connected to the thigh bone. The thigh bone's connected to the rib bone. The rib bone's connected to the shoulder bone... I'm starting to regret taking these apart," is a reference to "Dem Bones."
    • "I'm a Space Lord, mother mother," (available with the Space Lord skin) is a reference to Monster Magnet's song "Space Lord."
  • The Lost Vikings The Lost Vikings
    • "Mmm. I am sexy, and I know it!" is a reference to LMFAO's song "Sexy and I Know It."
  • Ragnaros Ragnaros
  • Rehgar Rehgar
    • "Thunder! Lightning! [loud crash] Whoa, that's kinda frightening," is a reference to Queen's song "Bohemian Rhapsody."
  • Rexxar Rexxar
    • "I'm on the hunt, I'm after you," is a reference to Duran Duran's song "Hungry Like the Wolf."
  • Tassadar Tassadar
    • "Here's my number... Khala me maybe," is a reference to Carly Rae Jepsen's song "Call Me Maybe."
    • "Domo arigato, Mr... Me!" (available with his Mecha skin) is a reference to Styx's song "Mr. Roboto."
  • Thrall Thrall
    • "Earth, wind, and fire, let's groove tonight," is a reference to 1970s band Earth, Wind, & Fire.
  • Varian Varian
    • "Is anyone else hungry? Like a wolf? No? Well, what about Greymane? He HAS to be!" is a reference to Duran Duran's song "Hungry Like the Wolf."
  • Zagara Zagara
    • "I'm a killer queen," is a reference to Queen's song "Killer Queen."
    • "God save the Queen! Everyone else can die..." is a reference to the United Kingdom's national anthem.

Misc.[edit | edit source]

  • D.Va D.Va's dance animation is a reference to dance moves seen in the choreography for K-pop girl group Twice's song "Cheer Up." D.Va's taunt is also derived from Twice's choreography for their song "TT."
  • E.T.C. E.T.C.
  • Tyrande Tyrande's dance animation is a reference to dance moves seen in Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" music video.
  • Hallow's End brawl has a special objective called "Smashing Pumpkins" which is a reference to the Grunge band of the same name.

Comics[edit | edit source]

Skins and tints[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Greymane Greymane
    • "You're making me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry," is a reference to the Hulk.
  • Ragnaros Ragnaros
    • "FLAME ON!" is a reference to Johnny Storm, or the Human Torch's catchphrase.
  • Stukov Stukov
    • "Kaneda? Who is that? And why do I want to crush him?" is a reference to the main character in Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira.
  • Varian Varian
    • "People wonder how I learned how to quell my rage... But the secret is, I'm always angry," is a reference to the Hulk.

Sports[edit | edit source]

Skins and tints[edit | edit source]

  • Li-Ming Li-Ming
    • Epic Striker Li-ming is a reference to the Chinese women's national volleyball team uniforms[61], while Scarlet Striker Li-Ming and Canary Striker Li-Ming are a reference to the United States[62] and Brazilian[63] women's national volleyball team uniforms, respectively. Sapphire Striker Li-Ming is a reference to the Russian women's national volleyball team uniform[64].

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Azmodan Azmodan
    • "Check yourself, Diablo. This year, the Most Valuable Prime title is mine! [evil laugh]," (available with the Azmodunk skin) is a reference to the MVP award in sports leagues.
  • "First, I shatter the backboard. Then, I shatter your world," (available with the Azmodunk skin) is a reference to an occurrence in basketball when the tempered safety glass of the backboard behind the hoop is shattered either on accident or as a stunt.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Skins and tints[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • Abathur Abathur
    • "If evolution product of design, is evolution... evolution? Mmm... Line of thought, not productive," is a reference to the concept of intelligent design.
  • Anub'arak Anub'arak
    • "Raiiid-s!?!" is a reference to Raid, an insecticide.
  • Azmodan Azmodan
    • "Those who believe there are only seven deadly sins lack imagination," is a reference to the Christian concept of the seven deadly sins.
  • Chen Chen
  • Cho'gall Cho'gall
    • "Cho'mama!" (Gall) is a reference to popular yo mama jokes.
  • Diablo Diablo
    • "The Prime Evils can never be divided... except by 1 and evil," is a reference to how in mathematics, a prime number cannot have a positive divisor other than 1 and itself.
    • "Fear... tastes of chicken. [grumbling] Everything tastes of chicken," is a reference to the clichéd phrase "tastes like chicken."
    • "Let's make a deal," is a reference to the popular creative trope of making a deal with the Devil.
  • Falstad Falstad
    • "Uhm, y-you didn't happen to see a little guy in a red shirt around here, did ya? He's always watching me..." is a reference to Ian Bates.
  • Greymane Greymane
    • "By the way, did you know that the Greymane Wall is one of the few objects that can be seen from the Twisting Nether? It's true!" is a reference to the popular myth that the Great Wall of China is visible from space.
    • "A full moon? Tonight? No! I will turn into a monster! Hah, I jest. I can turn and tear out your throat at any time I want!" is a reference to how in most creative works werewolves only transform during a full moon.
  • Johanna Johanna
    • "A crusader, a paladin and a templar walk into a tavern. And then they all have a drink. [laugh] ...no?" is a reference to typical "A priest, a rabbi, and a minister..." jokes.
  • Kael'thas Kael'thas
    • "This your brain. Say hello brain. [second slightly dumber voice: Hello!] And this is your brain on fel magic. [fire effect and second voice screams] Any questions?" is a reference to This Is Your Brain on Drugs, an American anti-drug campaign.
  • Kerrigan Kerrigan
    • "Looks like those energy drinks actually do give you wings," is a reference to Red Bull.
    • "It's not hair, by the way. It's a series of tubes," (available with the Queen of Ghosts skin) is a reference to Ted Stevens on Net Neutrality.[65]
  • Leoric Leoric
  • The Lost Vikings The Lost Vikings
  • Lt. Morales Lt. Morales
    • "Wait, isn't shooting a medic a war crime? Do the Geneva conventions apply in the Nexus?" is a reference to real-world international laws in the Geneva Conventions.
  • Muradin Muradin
    • "You're the dwarf now dawg!," is a reference to YTMND.
  • Nova Nova
    • "Blondes have more fun. [gunshot] See? So fun!" is a reference to a phrase popularized by a Clairol advertising campaign.[66]
  • Rehgar Rehgar
    • "Think of it, an all Shaman Expansion to World of Warcraft... We'll call it: Sham-WoW. The thing... it sells itself," is a reference to popular infomercial product ShamWow.
  • Sonya Sonya
  • Stitches Stitches
    • "Abercrombie and Stitch my favorite clothes," is a reference to popular clothes retailer Abercrombie & Fitch.
  • Sylvanas Sylvanas
    • "A tisket, a tasket, I'll put you in a casket..." is a reference to the American nursery rhyme "A-Tisket, A-Tasket."
  • Tassadar Tassadar
  • Tychus Tychus
    • "Here's how this is gonna work. I spray, you pray," is a reference to the phrase "spray and pray".
  • Tyrande Tyrande
    • "Here, hold this apple for a moment... Alright, now put it on your head. Perfect. It's been quite a while since I've used this bow. [arrow sound]" is a reference to a tale about Swiss folk hero William Tell.
    • "[Doorbell sound] Greetings, my name is Tyrande and this is Sister Shandris. Do you have some spare time to talk about Elune? Here, take this pamphlet. [doors slam] Oh! Hello?" is a reference to Jehovah's Witnesses.
  • Uther Uther
    • "You know, you sound awfully familiar," (when interacting with Xul) is a reference to both heroes being voiced by Michael McConnohie.
    • "Yes, it's precisely the kind of comment I'd expect from a troll," (when interacting with Zul'jin) is a reference to the term troll, someone (often on the Internet) who seeks to incite discord for amusement.
  • Zarya Zarya
    • "In mother Russia, this joke is tired of you!" is a reference to Russian reversal jokes.
  • Zul'jin Zul'jin
    • "If ya keep feeding to DIS troll, I'm just gonna keep comin' back," is a reference to the term troll, someone (often on the Internet) who seeks to incite discord for amusement.
    • "Hey! No touching da hair! I dun' grant no stinkin' wishes," is a reference to troll dolls.
    • "Sometime it can be hard to see da forest for da trolls," is a reference to the phrase "can't see the forest for the trees".

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