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It bears mentioning Derek Landy is a self-professed comic reader, gamer, movie geek, etc. Which is probably why there are so many of these.
- To Watchmen in the second book.
- Possibly to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy with the tagline of book three- 'Do Panic' on the cover.
- The Cthulhu Mythos are discussed several times.
- To The Blair Witch Project in book four.
- To Hamlet on the Book Four cover.
- Part of a chapter towards the end of the fifth book seems to be lifted straight out of a certain swordfight scene from The Princess Bride.
- There is a moment in the fifth book which references the "spanish inquisition" sketch from Monty Python.
- It was... an ex- rabbit.
- One of the words used to open the Crucible was "Mellon".
- Look out for the Empire Strikes Back reference in Book Five: "Not a scratch, Ghastly"
- There's a Posthumous Character named Trope in the third book. Coincidence? I think not.
- Valkyrie is worried about "hulking out" in book six.
- "Help, Sigourney Weaver! Help!"
- "Like Jules, in Pulp Fiction?"
- "We're not Buffy and Angel, OK? We're not Romeo and Juliet. We're not those guys in West Side Story. We're not even Edward and Bella."
- In book 6, when Carol and Crystal ask Valkyrie to teach them some "tricks", she tells them they're not called tricks, and the twins correct themselves to saying "illusions" instead.
- Darquesse mentions flying like Superman.
- There's an earlier Superman reference in Playing With Fire, where Valkyrie comments that Dusk ripping off his human skin is similar to how Clark Kent rips off his shirt.
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