Easter eggs in Heroes of the Storm/Literature

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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.[1]
  • 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.[2]
  • 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Paradise Lost. Wikiquote.
  2. F. Nietzsche Quotes. Goodreads.