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What are the odds that this is a reference to ''How to Train Your Dragon''? Then again, there's also a quest in DA2 called "How to Frame a Templar", so I suppose it could just be a coincidence. [[User:StillAlive|StillAlive]] ([[User talk:StillAlive|talk]]) 01:55, December 21, 2014 (UTC)
What are the odds that this is a reference to ''How to Train Your Dragon''? Then again, there's also a quest in DA2 called "How to Frame a Templar", so I suppose it could just be a coincidence. [[User:StillAlive|StillAlive]] ([[User talk:StillAlive|talk]]) 01:55, December 21, 2014 (UTC)
:Same question applies to the quest "How to Track a Dragon".
:[[User:StillAlive|StillAlive]] ([[User talk:StillAlive|talk]]) 19:44, December 23, 2014 (UTC)

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Potions as an Origins reference

Is there really anything to back this up? StillAlive (talk) 00:40, December 2, 2014 (UTC)


I think the Pac-Man reference is a bit of a stretch. If the cheeses weren't stacked on each other, and the tomatoes were all in a row then maybe I'd agree that it's a reference, but that's not the case here. StillAlive (talk) 19:01, November 29, 2014 (UTC)

It's a big stretch. Cheese wheels have always been around in the games since Origins, as a sort of joke. I doubt it's got any more relation to pac man than the one in the party camp in Origins. --Kelcat Talk 21:27, November 29, 2014 (UTC)

Mass Effect Lines

The Inquisitor frequently says "I should go" a common saying by Commander Shepard (to the point it has become a meme) while Blackwall will sometimes say "One less to worry about," something Garrus says in ME2. Do you think these are worth noting? TheUnknown285 (talk) 19:28, November 29, 2014 (UTC)

"One less to worry about," maybe, but "I should go," is way too general, in my opinion.
StillAlive (talk) 22:04, December 1, 2014 (UTC)
It should be noted that "One less to worry about" is also said by Miranda in Mass Effect 2, and by Hawke in Dragon Age 2. So it's not really special at this point, maybe more of a generic BioWare battlecry. --Kelcat Talk 22:20, December 1, 2014 (UTC)
Like I said, "I should go" has become a meme among Mass Effect fans. And Bioware is aware of it, as well and [referenced it in the last ME3 DLC. TheUnknown285 (talk) 15:45, December 2, 2014 (UTC)

I agree they even went as far as saying "I should go" is practicly Shepard cach phrase, so I think it's pretty likely that it is a ME reference. Could be wrong though. Maby we should vote on whether it should be added or not.(Darion Cousland (talk) 16:17, December 2, 2014 (UTC))

I think "I should go" is really vague.
ForcesOfNature (talk) 17:33, December 8, 2014 (UTC)


I guess it's fine having a section on Cole instead of including it in the film, video game, etc. sections, but some of the references added should be removed. In the cited thread, the users discussing it have only agreed that some are definite references, and that others may not be. Much of what is written there is still under debate in the thread. I think that the thread should be reviewed, and the section on Cole edited accordingly. StillAlive (talk) 22:03, December 1, 2014 (UTC)

Several of those are really reaching, and I don't agree with them. The Matrix and the Mass Effect 3 ones especially don't even seem to be referencing what they're supposed to be. The Shutter Island/Memento one: if we don't even know which one it is then it's not really a reference. I also think these should be moved to the appropriate sections instead of having a section for Cole, especially since I think a few of these should be removed altogether. If they're not very clear references, such as quotes or referencing a very specific event, then they're not noteworthy easter eggs. --Kelcat Talk 22:14, December 1, 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. StillAlive (talk) 23:30, December 1, 2014 (UTC)

I agree, the Matrix and Mass Effect ones are vague. But the Shutter Island and Fight Club ones, those are rather obvious to anyone who's seen those movies. About as subtle as the Star Wars one. DRAEVAN13 14:28, December 2, 2014 (UTC)

The problem with Shutter Island is that also fits Memento as well. TheUnknown285 (talk) 15:46, December 2, 2014 (UTC)

Having never seen Memento, I can't comment... though we can always put both, or whichever came first, which is Memento. DRAEVAN13 15:49, December 2, 2014 (UTC)

It doesn't matter which came first. It could be either, so it should be removed.
It should also be noted that some of Cole's ambiguous dialogue refers to characters in the game, so that needs to be kept in mind when attempting to analyze what he says.
StillAlive (talk) 16:24, December 2, 2014 (UTC)

I also think that we should consider moving the Fight Club reference inti a literature section since it was a book first, IIRC. StillAlive (talk) 16:29, December 2, 2014 (UTC)

Inquisitor Dialoge

I was waching my friend play DAI yesterday, and he walked in to his Inquisitors bedroom, and the Inquisitor said "They Certainly Spared no expense." Which I think might be a reference to "Jurassic Park", because in "Jurassic Park" that one guy that owns the park always says "We spared no expense". I don't know if should be added that's why I'm posting it on here, for admins and other users to decide. (Darion Cousland (talk) 14:32, December 3, 2014 (UTC))

I've heard that expression used a lot, and I've never seen Jurassic Park. StillAlive (talk) 15:39, December 3, 2014 (UTC)

Reach and flexibility

Varric used Garrus's line in a convo with Sera. It was awesome. Ref, relevant bit's at 3:09 ShiftyApparition (talk) 23:44, December 3, 2014 (UTC)

Hmm, I say that could be put down, but we should wait for other users' opinions.
StillAlive (talk) 01:08, December 4, 2014 (UTC)
Absolutely deserves to be under the mass effect easter eggs section.

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No one expects the Thedosian Inquisition!

Just after entering Redcliffe for the first time you encounter an Inquisition scout who mentions that the rebel mages "were not expecting us". Does anyone else think this line is a nod to Monty Python's Spanish Inquisition sketches ("No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!")? A little thin, I know, but I can't be the only person who LOL'd during the dialogue for this reason, can I? (talk) 04:38, December 6, 2014 (UTC)

Unless they actually said, "No one expects the Thedosian Inquisition!", I would say no.
StillAlive (talk) 18:29, December 7, 2014 (UTC)

Snow White reference

"* The quest Bring Me the Heart of Snow White is a fairly obvious reference to the fairy tale Snow White, in which the Evil Queen demands the hunter bring her Snow White's heart."

This has been added and removed, so I figured a discussion would be a good idea rather than just going back and forth. Personally, I see nothing wrong with having this note on the article. We have a reference to the "Call Me Imshael" which is just as obvious, as is the Plants vs Corspes. --Kelcat Talk 01:02, December 8, 2014 (UTC)

And I've already asked to talk to you in chat about it. Yet you declined me. Are you sure you want the back and forth to end? JuliaIsSad2 (talk) 01:03, December 8, 2014 (UTC)

Other people can contribute to the discussion. I'm perfectly willing to leave the info out if the consensus is that it's not relevent. As of right now, I'm not adding it back in until I hear others' opinions. --Kelcat Talk 01:10, December 8, 2014 (UTC)

If we're including references in quest names, I see no reason not to keep it, no matter how obvious it is. Saba0th (talk) 01:47, December 8, 2014 (UTC)

Seconded. I see no reason not to include it.

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Okay, I'll add it back in. --Kelcat Talk 01:53, December 9, 2014 (UTC)

Towers of Hanoi?

I noticed it says Towers of Hanoi was in KotOR and in Mass Effect 3: Citadel, but it ALSO was in Mass Effect 1. It's the puzzle you have to do in order to reboot the main reactor on Noveria. AbsolutGrndZer0 (talk) 08:43, December 8, 2014 (UTC)

i dont see why its there in the first place, honestly. it's been around for over a hundred years. its not like bioware made it up. there is no way at all to say that its a reference to either of those games ForcesOfNature (talk) 02:06, December 9, 2014 (UTC)
Except that the developers have explicitly said it was a reference to their previous use of Towers of Hanoi. Hell the presence of Towers of Hanoi in some capacity in every bioware game they do is in of itself an easter egg and a running gag.

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So should it be put under both KOTOR and ME sections then?
ForcesOfNature (talk) 02:20, December 9, 2014 (UTC)
There's really only one easter egg in Inquisition on the topic though. I think its fine as is.

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'other' section

should we have an 'other' section like with the other easter egg pages? so that only media that has multiple references have their own sections, and the rest just go into whatever category they fit into under an 'other' subcategory. ForcesOfNature (talk) 02:02, December 9, 2014 (UTC)

Dawn of Seeker reference

Could Varric's comment on Cassandra being a dragon expert be added? She essentially kills a dragon by herself in Dawn of the Seeker. Could it potentially be a reference? StillAlive (talk) 18:03, December 10, 2014 (UTC)

Perhaps so, but this could also be a reference to the fact that the Pentaghasts are a family of Dragon Hunters. Saba0th (talk) 18:46, December 10, 2014 (UTC)


I've found cheese wheels in almost every region of the game; beyond the weapon, I don't see that Crestwood is any more notable in cheese availability than other areas. --Kelcat Talk 02:01, December 15, 2014 (UTC)

Ducktales Reference

Skyhold's coin vault has a top hat resting on a pile of gold, pretty clear reference to Scrooge McDuck diving into his money bin.--OvaltinePatrol (talk) 05:27, December 18, 2014 (UTC)

How to Lure a Dragon

What are the odds that this is a reference to How to Train Your Dragon? Then again, there's also a quest in DA2 called "How to Frame a Templar", so I suppose it could just be a coincidence. StillAlive (talk) 01:55, December 21, 2014 (UTC)

Same question applies to the quest "How to Track a Dragon".
StillAlive (talk) 19:44, December 23, 2014 (UTC)