So… I’ve been thinking about pop culture references in BB ever since I heard Kelvin use a line I’d never heard from him before.
I had successfully chomped-off an opposing Beatrix during a Meltdown match, only moments after she had taken out our Alani with a bad case of space AIDS.
I was moseying back towards our side of the lane, when I heard Kelvin sadly mumble; “They look like big, good strong hands. Don’t they?”
…at which point, I was like WHAT!? Kelvin has a NeverEnding Story reference??
This got me thinking about other references in BB.
“You’re gonna need a bigger… I… IMA SHARK!”
Benedick’s Arrested Development chicken dances
So, I searched and I searched.
But I just can’t seem to find a compilation of all references, or attempts thereof.
So, can we get one started? So they’re, more or less, all in one place as opposed to four or five different places.
You post, I’ll add to OP.
**Pop Culture Reference List for Battleborn** [details=Kelvin] * _"They look like big, good strong hands. Don't they?"_ ~ Rockbiter | NeverEnding Story * _"In an interstellar burst, I am back to save the universe"_ ~ Airbag | Radiohead * _"In the depths of space, something... has survived"_ ~ Jurassic Park + Alien crossover? (need confirmation) [/details] [details=Alani] * _"You're gonna need a bigger... I.. IMA SHARK"_ ~ Police Chief Officer Martin Brody | Jaws * _"Liquid Snake!"_ ~ Solid Snake's brother | Metal Gear Solid * Dab (Taunt) ~ Hip Hop Dance Move [/details] [details=Galilea] * Blight Town (Helix) ~ Area | Dark Souls * Mirror Knight (Helix) ~ Boss | Dark Souls II * It's Dangerous To Go Alone (Helix) ~ Dialog | The Legend of Zelda (NES) * Dark Age (Helix) ~ Lore | Dark Souls [/details] [details=Ambra] * Soothing Sunlight (Helix) ~ Miracle (spell) | Dark Souls franchise * _"The power of the sun, in the palm of my hand!"_ (dialog) Dr. Octopus | Spider Man (movie) [/details] [details=Thorn] * Vaulting Hunter (Helix) ~ Series protagonists | Borderlands franchise [/details] [details=Benedict] * The Dance I, The Dance II, The Dance III (Taunt) ~ The Bluth Family | Arrested Development [/details] [details=Ghalt] * _"I'm some sorta berserker, but with guns... oh, I got it! Begunzer!"_ ~ Salvador | Borderlands 2 * _humming Hall of the Mountain King_ (Dialog) ~ Edvard Grieg | Peer Gynt (play) * _"Aah... Accuracy's overrated anyway"_ ~ Gaige | Borderlands 2 [/details] [details=Beatrix] * _"Ring around the rosie"_ (Dialog) ~ The Black Plague | according to urban legend * _"Circle Circle, Dot Dot"_ (Dialog) ~ Blowin' Up | Jamie Kennedy & Stu Stone * _"I'm not quarantined in here with you, you're all quarantined in here with me!"_ (Dialog) ~ Rorschach | Watchmen (movie) * _Need name of lore challenge: also, need confirmation_ (Lore) ~ Claudia | Interview with a Vampire (movie) * Patient Zero (Skill) ~ Terminology | Medical Science * White Pawn (Skin) ~ Alice | Through the Looking-Glass [/details] [details=Rath] * Spin 2 Win (Helix) ~ Moveset | League of Legends or Diablo 2 (need confirmation) * Crimson Fastness (Helix) ~ Area | Borderlands * _"It's after 9:30!!"_ (Dialog) ~ Vegeta | Dragonball Z [/details] [details=ISIC] * Domo Arigato (Taunt) ~ Mr Roboto | Styx * _"More skulls for the Skull Throne"_ (Dialog) ~ Khorne followers | Warhammer 40K franchise * _"Oh no, I died. Oh well, activating 'Spirit of Vengeance' protocol!"_ (Teleport Dialog) ~ Ghost Rider | Marvel Comics [/details] [details=El Dragon] * Blazer Azul (Skin) ~ Wrestler | The Blue Blazer * Cheap Pop (Skin) ~ Terminology | Wrestling * Crimson Mask (Skin) ~ Terminology | Wrestling * Kayfabe (Skin) ~ Terminology | Wrestling * El Rudo (Skin) ~ Terminology | Wrestling * Parts Unknown (Skin) ~ Bubbles | Trailer Park Boys * Attitude Adjustment (Helix) ~ Finishing Move | John Cena [/details] [details=Pendles] * _"Oh boy, here I go killin' again"_ (Dialog) ~ Alien Bounty Hunter | Rick & Morty * _"Boring conversation anyway"_ (Dialog) ~ Han Solo | Star Wars: A New Hope * _"Chick-a-plao!"_ (Dialog) ~ Hamilton | Musical * Ninjineering (Helix) ~ Ninja Smoke Bombs | TMNT [/details] [details=Mellka] * _"Ding!"_ (Dialog) ~ Level Up sound effect | Common in MMOs [/details] [details=Miko] * Fungus Among Us (Skill) ~ Album | Incubus * Character design ~ Pokémon | [Foonugus](http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Foongus_(Pok%C3%A9mon)) or possibly [Shiinotic](http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Shiinotic_(Pok%C3%A9mon))? [/details] [details=Deande] * _"Now watch closely, everyone"_ (Dialog) ~ Lady Eboshi | Princess Mononoke * Blink Storm (skill) ~ Storm Blink | World of Warcraft * Tessurim War Fans (weapon) ~ Tessen War Fans | traditional Japanese weaponry [/details] [details=Ernest] * _"What's the matter boys and girls, you wanna live forever? No way, that'd be weird!"_ (Dialog) ~ Famous Quote | Daniel "Dan" Daly * _"Watch out! It's Evil Ernest!"_ (Dialog) ~ Evil Ernest | Earnest goes to Jail (movie) * The 'Ol Razzle Dazzle (Taunt) ~ Song Title | Razzle Dazzle (Chicago musical) [/details] [details=Toby] * _"Now, I am become death. The destroyer of worlds."_ (Dialog) ~ J. Robert Oppenheimer | Bhagavad Gita (Hindu scripture) [/details] [details=Caldarius] * Visions of Solitude (Lore) ~ Patricia Tannis | Borderlands 2 [/details] [details=Kleese] * My Imaginary Companion (Taunt) ~ Ernst Stavro Blofeld | 007 * Don't Tase Me, Bro (Helix) ~ Andrew Meyer | Florida University Incident [/details] [details=Orendi] * The Last Laugh (Skin) ~ Harley Quinn | Ep. 05 - The Joker's Last Laugh [/details] [details=Marquis] * WALLHAX.EXE (Helix) ~ Well-known cheat script | CS:GO [/details] [details=Whiskey Foxtrot] * Cavalier (Taunt) ~ Tracer | Overwatch (from a controversial pose) [/details] [details=Oscar Mike] where do I even start with this guy... * Character Design ~ Cylon | Spartan | CoD model | Star Wars clones | probably others... good lord [/details] [details=Shayne & Aurox] * Teleport Animation ~ Jeannie's blink | I Dream of Jeannie * Hulk Out With Your Djinn Out (Helix) ~ Hulk out with your bulk out | meme [/details] [details=Boldur] * Salt the Wound (helix) ~ Krieg | Borderlands 2 * _"Boldur summons.... ANCIENT POWER!"_ (dialog) ~ Summoning the Ancient Power of the Runes | Adalruna (metal band) [/details] [details=NPC] * Huntsman/Heikigan ~ Mastermind | Doom (boss) * ISIC (boss form) ~ Quadraxis | Metroid Prime 2 * H3NCHM4N ~ Henchman 21 | The Venture Bros * Geoff ~ Jeff the Spider | The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy [/details] [details=Misc/Other] * The Right to Arm Bears (Title) ~ US Constitution | 2nd Amendment * The Last Bear Ender (Title) ~ The Last Air Bender | Avatar [/details]