Easter eggs in Heroes of the Storm/Games

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Skins and tints
 
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]
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Rare Master Dragon Genji is a reference to the character Master Chief from the Halo franchise.[3]
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Rare Hunter First Lt. Morales is a reference to the character Samus Aran from the Metroid franchise.[4]
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Epic Mega Love Doctor Lt. Morales is a reference to the character Mega Man from the Mega Man franchise.[5]
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Rare Enchanted Sentinel Lunara is a reference to the Enchantress from Dota 2.[6]
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Quotes
 
That's a nice soul you've got there. It'd be a shame if something happened to it!
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.
Do a barrel roll! Eh?
It is a reference to the Star Fox franchise.
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.
It is a reference to the Konami Code.
Blood for the blood elves! Sun for the Sun King!
It is a reference to the Khornate warcry "Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!" from Warhammer 40,000.[7]
You must defeat Shenlong to have a chance. And he's been dead for a millennia. Good luck to you.
It is a reference to Street Fighter joke character Sheng Long.
Sometimes, you just gotta go fast!
It is a reference to Sonic the Hedgehog.
I'm an archdruid, not a prophet. Get your lore straight.
It is a reference to Dota 2's character Nature's Prophet.[8]
Misc.
 
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.
Probius Probius' level 7 talent, "Tower Defense", which allows him summon several Photon Cannons at the same time, is a reference to the video game genre of the same name, where players construct static defenses to hold off hordes of enemies.
Probius Probius' level 20 talent, "Shoot 'Em Up", is also a reference to the video game genre of the same name. It makes his Warp Rifts fire Disruption Pulses in random directions in similar manner to that which presents in some Shoot 'Em Up video games.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Doom's protagonist. Doom Wiki.
  2. Doom levels. Doom Wiki.
  3. Master Chief. Wikipedia.
  4. Samus Aran. Wikitroid.
  5. Mega Man. Wikipedia.
  6. Enchantress. Dota 2 Wiki.
  7. Khorne. Warhammer 40,000 Wiki.
  8. Nature's Prophet. DOTA 2 Wiki.