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  • "I will battle you as many times as it is necessary" is a reference to Metal Sonic in Sonic Generations where he says the same quote when challenged by Sonic.
  • "…Deleting first law..." is a reference to Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics.
  • "You are nothing but a script kitty to me." references the term Script Kiddy, a derogatory term used against amateur hackers.
  • "I fight for my friends…" references the memetic “I fight for my friends”, one of Ike's victory quotes in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl and its sequels.
  • "WARNING: A huge villain is approaching early" is a reference to the Darius's famous quote "WARNING: A huge battleship is approaching fast", which appears whenever the player reaches the stage boss.
  • "Max Headrone" is a reference to Max Headroom, a fictional AI TV host.
  • "Pathetic creatures of meat and bone" is a reference to the SHODAN's famous quote from System Shock.
  • "Bite my shiny metal tail" is a reference to Bender's famous quote “Bite my shiny metal ass!” from the science fiction sitcom Futurama.
  • "Feline, after all." is a reference to the album and its title tune Human After All by Daft Punk.
  • "WHAT IS LOOOOOOOOOOOVE..." is a reference to the song What is Love performed by Haddaway.
  • "This was a triumph" is a reference to the Portal ending theme, 'Still Alive', in which the character singing is a robot.
  • "What am I fighting for?!" is a reference to an infamous line said by Zero in the English version of Mega Man X4.
  • "Both your face are belong to us" is inspired by the memetic line 'All your base are belong to us', originating from the opening dialogue of the poorly translated 1991 game Zero Wing.
  • "Do not send a cyborg to do a robot's job" alludes to the 2011 article headline Don't Send an Astronaut to Do a Space-Robot's Job used by the Discovery Magazine to report on machines that had been - or was in the process of being - built to perform the most difficult jobs in space.
  • "Lab 8 in-fur-ior. Lab 0 su-purr-ior." could be a reference to Soundwave's recurring quote from the Transformers series (specifically, how it is said in Transformers Animated), “Autobots inferior, Soundwave superior”.
  • "Your function has come to terms." is a reference to the ending title card for the anime The Big O.
  • "Do you dream of flesh sheep, and why?" is an allusion to the science fiction novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. (which served as the primary basis for the film Blade Runner).
  • "I AM ERROR." is a reference to the character Error from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
  • "Blast Processor" is a reference to one of the buzzwords Sega used when advertising the Sega Genesis to advertise it's high processing power.
  • "Blue screen" is a reference to the Blue Screen of Death.
  • "Cancelling robot parade " is a reference to the They Might Be Giants song "Robot Parade".
  • "Therapy session complete" is a reference to ELIZA, a computer program simulating a psychotherapy session.
  • "Hopes deleted" is a reference to the line said by the character Wine Bucket in an episode of Futurama. 
  • "Sufferin' Succotash!" is quoted from Sylvester the Cat, a character who appears in several Warner Bros. cartoons.
  • "A puddy-tat!" is taken from the full line "I tawt I taw a puddy tat!" quoted by the character Tweety Bird, who appears in several Warner Bros. cartoons.
  • "Of course you know, this means war." is a quote spoken by the character Bugs Bunny in numerous Loony Tunes episodes; which in turn quotes the original phrase spoken by American comedian Groucho Marx.
  • "What a maroon!" originated from the cartoon series Looney Tunes as a quote used by Bugs Bunny, with "maroon" being a mispronunciation of "moron."
  • "Helloooo, nurse!" is a reference to the character of the same name/reoccurring gag from the cartoon Animaniacs.
  • "Good grief!" is a reference to Charlie Brown from the American comic strip Peanuts. The move that triggers this line also has Peacock failing to kick a football, something Charlie Brown also infamously misses as a reoccurring gag.
  • "You're not bad, you're just drawn badly" is a reference to a scene from Who Framed Roger Rabbit where the character Jessica Rabbit states "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way".
  • "LIKE THIIIIS!" is also a quote from the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It is spoken by the movie's antagonist, who states "When I killed your brother, I talked JUST LIKE THIIIIS!" During that line, the character's eyes transform into daggers. Peacock's attack, which triggers the line, also has her eyes turn into daggers.
  • "My "leetle" friend!" is a reference to the 1983 film Scarface.
  • "Maybe she's born with it." is a reference to the slogan of the American cosmetic company Maybelline, with the full line being "Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's Maybelline." It's usage when fighting against Filia originates from the fact that the slogan is used heavily in order to promote the company's hair-care related products.
  • "Garbage day" is a reference to a scene in Silent Night Deadly Night 2.
  • "Yeah, see?" is a reference to the actor James Cagney, who featured in several mafia/mob films and was known for saying "Yeah, see?" a lot.
  • Avery's battle cry of "WRYYY!" and "MUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAMUDA" are a reference to JoJo's Bizzare Adventure.
  • "Nuh-uh!" is a reference to The Emperor's New Groove.
  • "Ha-Ha!" is a reference to Nelson Muntz from The Simpsons.
  • "This ain't Albuquerque!" is a reference Bugs Bunny who often says the phrase "I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque!".
  • "Say your pwayers!" is a reference to the Looney Tunes character Elmer Fudd.
  • "Here-a we go!" is a reference to the Mario series. While the line uttered by Mario is often simply "Here we go!" the '-a' suffix refers to Mario's notorious Italian accent. The move that triggers the line has Avery kick the opponent with a Goomba's Shoe, an item that first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3.
  • When Peacock calls Ms. Fortune "Furrball", it is a reference to Furrball from Tiny Toon Adventures, who is a cat known for having extreme bad luck and misfortune.
  • "Nobody puts Patty in a corner!" is a reference to a quote from the movie "Dirty dancing", "Nobody puts Baby in a corner!"
Ms. Fortune

  • "Sufferin' Succotash!" is quoted from Sylvester the Cat who appears in several Warner Bros. cartoons.
  • "You're tearing us apart!" (said after winning a match) is a reference to a quote from Tommy Wiseau's The Room, which was originally "You're tearing me apart, Lisa!".
  • "Claws encounter of the furred kind!" is a reference to the 1993 video game Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind (which in turn is a reference to the 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind).
  • "Remember, remember... the 5th of Dismember!" (said during Fifth of Dismember) is a pun on the commonly spoken phrase said on Guy Fawkes Night, which is an annual commemoration held on 5th of November in Great Britain. The original line was "Remember, remember, the 5th of November".
  • "Fiber Uppercut" is a reference to Sagat of Street Fighter's special move Tiger Uppercut.
  • "I'm a rescue" is a self-reference to the fact that she was raised by the Fishbone Gang.
  • "Can I have a cheeseburger?" is referencing the famous meme I can has Cheezburger?, which compromises of various cat images captioned with deliberate broken English. Ms. Fortune replying "That's racist!" when against Cerebella (if she says "You can has cheeseburger!") pokes fun at the fact that a cat could be stereotyped in speaking poor English due to the meme.
  • "I want chicken" and "I want liver" are both references to the Meow Mix jingle.
  • "Not a-mew-sing" is a reference to Gravity Cat.
  • "Wreck-a yo' shins!" and "Wreck-a yo' face!" are a reference to the term "rekka," the slang name for a special move in certain fighting games that can be executed three times in sequence. In this case, Ms. Fortune's Cat Scratch special move is a rekka, and "wreck-a" is a play on "rekka."
  • "Total eclipse of the Heart!" is a reference to the song of the same name by Bonnie Tyler.
  • "Fur-serker Purr-age!" is a reference to Wolverine's special move Berserker Barrage from Capcom's Marvel fighting games.
  • "Wheel of Fortune!" is a reference to the U.S game show of the same name.
  • "Spinning out of control?" is a reference to the song "Out Of Control" by Hoobastank.
  • "Who let the dog out?" is a reference to Baha Men's song with the same title


The Gigantic Arm Blockbuster is a reference to Spencer's Bionic Lancer Hyper Combo in Marvel VS Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.
Also, the quote "Gigantic... ARM!" is a reference to the quote "Bionic... ARM!" that Spencer yells while executing Bionic Lancer.
The Burst quote, "It doesn't matter!" is a reference to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's famous and identical quote.
The switching out quote "CAAAN YOOOU DIG IT?!" is a reference to professional wrestler and five time, five time, five time, five time, FIVE TIME WCW Champion, Booker T
The Time Out Loss quote "Minus Five Stars!" is a direct quote of Wrestling Observer Newsletter's Bryan Alvarez
The Loss quote "Heel... turn" is a pro wrestling term for when the good guy, known as
a "face", turns "heel", or becomes a bad guy.
The Loss quote "Screwjob..." is a reference to the Montreal Screwjob, which was a match between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart in 1997, where due to backstage politics, Michaels was going to win, and Hart wasn't okay with this. The owner of the company called for the referee to ring the bell after Michaels put Hart in the Sharpshooter, Bret Hart's own finishing move, despite Hart not tapping out.
The loss quote "Corsping..." is a theater term often used on pro wrestling for unintentionally breaking character by laughing.
The Loss quote "The Hard Way" is a pro wrestling term for legitimately bleeding during a match without "blading", or using a razor to cut yourself. Bleeding the "hard way"
The victory quote "I am the legend killer!" is a reference to pro wrestler Randy Orton's original gimmick, the Legend Killer.
The victory quote "SUUPER DRAAGON!" is a reference to independent pro wrestler Super Dragon
The victory quote "Howl back if you hear me!" is a reference to pro wrestler Scott Steiner's catchphrase "Hollar if ya hear me!"
The victory quote "Have a nice day" is a direct quote of pro wrestler Mick Foley, also known as Mankind, Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mrs. Foley's Baby Boy
The victory quote "You need to work on those promos if you wanna wear the strap." is a reference to pro wrestlers with good in-ring ability, but not a lot of charisma, being told they need to work on their promos, or interviews, if they want to wear the "strap", or belt.


"Double" and "Dragon" when used together are a reference to the fighting series "Double Dragon."
"Would you kindly?" is a reference to the video game BioShock.
Leviathan's quote "For I beheld Satan as he fell from Heaven like lightning!" is a scripture taken from Luke chapter 10, verse 18 in the Holy Bible.
Leviathan's quote "A forest of thorns shall be their tomb" is paraphrased from the Disney animated movie "Sleeping Beauty", as part of a spell cast by the antagonist, Maleficent.
Leviathan's quote "I said good day!" is a possible reference to the Dota 2 hero, Mogul Kahn the Axe.
It could also be a reference to Ebenezer Scrooge, who shouts the particular line multiple times in the 1938 film A Christmas Carol.
It could also be a reference to the line spoken by Willy Wonka in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, where he yells the line at Grandpa Joe.

Big Band

"One truth prevails" is the catchphrase of the main character in the manga Case Closed.
"You will be prosecuted to the full extent of the jam" is a reference to a badly translated legal disclaimer that appeared at the beginning of several older games by the Japanese game company CAVE. The disclaimer read "VIOLATOR AND SUBJECT TO SEVERE PENALTIES AND WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE JAM".
"When the word of law falls, pick it up and hold it higher!" is similar to a line spoken by the character Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express (specifically the 2010 film adaptation).
"I got ties older than you, Princess. Shoes too!" is similar to a line spoken by Lennie Briscoe in the Law and Order episode "Bitter Fruit".
"Dead men are heavier than broken hearts" is from Raymond Chandler's novel The Big Sleep, which features much double-crossing.
"Dead or alive, you're coming with me" is from the 1987 flim RoboCop.
"AAAHHAAY!" is a reference to the song "I Feel Good" by James Brown.
Big Band uses a rapid-fisticuffs move where he shouts "TUBATUBATUBATUBATUBATUBA... TUUBBAAAAA!", which is a shout out to Dio Brando's Stand, The World, and his famous battle cry of "MUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAMUDA...MUUDAAAA!"
"Deed I do." is a reference to the song of the same name by Ray Charles.
"You can't strong-arm this Armstrong" is a double-entendre, referencing both Louis Armstrong, the famous African-American jazz trumpeter, and Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the Moon (this line plays specifically when Big Band exits the stage as a jet).
"We have come to terms" is the ending title card for the anime The Big O, while "see you, space cowboy" is from Cowboy Bebop.
"The world is full of obvious things" is a reference to Sherlock Holmes. "The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes."
"I have to go now. My planet needs me" is a reference to an episode of The Simpsons titled 'The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show' where Poochie says the line and then flys off screen.
"Fare thee well, my honey. Fare thee well" is a reference to Dink's Song.
One of Big Band's losing quotes is "Salt...peanuts". This is a reference to the bebop tune "Salt Peanuts" composed by Dizzy Gillespie
"I gotta go see a man about a dog!" is very similar to a line spoken by Geoffry Chaucer in A Knight's Tale
"Saved by the bell!" is probably a reference to 1989 sitcom of the same name.


"I'm on a boat!" is a reference to the song of the same name by The Lonely Island.
"Staff of Ra!" is a reference to Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.
"Look on ye mighty, and despair!" is a reference to Ozymandias, specifically the line, "Look on my works ye mighty, and despair!".
"Rip and tear" is a reference to the "Doom comic book".
"Falcon Dive!" is a reference to Captain Falcon's Falcon Dive move from the Super Smash Bros. series.
"Let's duat!" is a play on the phrase "Let's do it." A duat is a realm of the dead in Egyptian mythology.
"What's wrong?" "Too spooky?" is a reference to the popular Internet meme, "2spooky4me".
In the pre-round introduction for Valentine, Eliza references Taweret, the ancient Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility.

Anime Peacock

"This is my hole!" is a line from The Enigma of Amigara Fault by Junji Ito, a short manga about mysterious holes appearing at Amigara mountain.
"I choose you!" references the Pokémon anime.
"Kiwami AAAHHH!", "Composure!", "Secret Sword!" and "Zero Style!" are references to a Japanese Internet meme "Futae No Kiwami".
"Pekipekipekidesuka?" is taken from the lyrics of Wrestler Kaiken(レスラー会見) in Japanese version of Rhythm Heaven Fever.
"You're already dead," is the signature phrase of Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star.
"Tiro" is an italian word which means "shoot", and it may be taken from "Tiro Finale", a finishing move of Mami Tomoe in {W|Puella Magi Madoka Magica}}.
"Sax-Deka”(サックス刑事) is Big Band's nickname which has been used among Japanese Skullgirls fans since before he became playable.
"Pipiru-pi" is taken from the chant "Pipiru-piru-piru-pipiru-pi" recited by Dokuro-chan in Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan.
"All according to keikaku" is a reference to a meme from Death Note, where a subtitled version says, "Just according to keikaku", while at the top reads, "(Translator's note: "keikaku" means "plan")" to add hilarity.
"Is that a zombie?" is a paraphrased reference to the title of the anime, Is This A Zombie?.


"What is a man?" and "A miserable little pile of secrets" are references to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.
"Have at you" is also a common phrase used in the Castlevania series.
"Second impact!" is a reference to an event of the same name in the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
"Run, coward!" is a reference to a quote from Sinistar.
"Back in the habit!" references the fact that she disguises herself as a nun and dons the religious habit.


"Spin-to-win" is a direct reference to a famous meme in the free-to-play MOBA League of Legends.
"EXCELLENT" is a reference to the movie Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
"You can has cheeseburger!" is referencing the famous meme I can has Cheezburger?, which compromises of various cat images captioned with deliberate broken English (hence its use when against Ms. Fortune).
"Gonna take ya for a ride!" is a reference to the Character Select theme from Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes.


"Just a flesh wound" is a reference to the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.


"Winners don't use drugs!" (said after defeating Valentine) references a 1989 anti-drug campaign promoted through arcade machines.
The Egret line "Well, excuuuuse me, princess!" spoken during the Egret Call move references The Legend of Zelda 1989 TV series. The memetic phrase is spoken by Link in every episode, usually in response to Princess Zelda’s complaining.

Saxploitation Big Band references

You a baaaaad mamma jama!" is a reference to the song She's a Bad Mamma Jama by Carl Carlton.
"Dyn-o-mite!" is the prominent catch phrase used by James "J.J" Evans Jr. in the 70's sitcom Good Times.
"Crank that artichoke" is the name of rapper Sgt. Gutter's hit song from the animated series The Boondocks.


The Gorilla fate is yearning! Action!" is similar to the BlazBlue narrator's opening "The wheel of fate is turning! Rebel 1, action!".
"Let's rock!" comes from the Guilty Gear series.
"It's super effective!" is a reference to the Pokémon video game series.
"Now you're playing with power!" is a reference to the 1985 marketing campaign done by Nintendo of America to advertise the NES.
"Hold it!" is a reference to the Ace Attorney video game series.
"It all depends on your skill" and "Nobody blink..." are both references to the narrator from Street Fighter Alpha 3.
"This is true love we're making" as well as the similar sounding "This is tuna with bacon" are both references to a stage theme "This is True Love Were Makin" from Capcom VS SNK 2.
"That's all folks!" is a reference to Porky Pig's ending quote in Loony Toons.
You missed Beowulf's "24 FOOT PYTHONS", which is a reference to Hulk Hogan, who would commonly refer to his biceps as "24 inch pythons".

couldn't find actual footage of him saying it, but IMDB has it listed at Wrestlemania V.

120 in. python actually. Thanks, I'll include that.

I'm going to go have to through Valentine, Parasoul, alt Big Band, painwheel and valley girl painwheel and the other announcers sometime. I know there's more than that for the ones listed and there's gotta be a few for the ones I didn't.
Fukua might not have any direct references because a lot of her lines come directly from Filia.
If "We're gonna get you" is a reference to something, then there's that.
Might not be much worth mentioning for Painwheel either since a lot of her lines are guttural yelling and pain.
Some of her attacks comes from the term Buer, which is apparently some kind of teacher and healer demon. Not sure if that's really worth mentioning in this post.
Only reference that the wiki has for Valley Girl Painwheel is

"Oh... my... God. Look at her butt." is a reference to the intro of "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot.

'Captain Pronin' is the titular character of the 4-episode cartoon series of the same name. The cartoon was made in post-Soviet Russia in the early nineties as a parody of American action movies.
'Comrade wolf' is a reference to the Russian idiom "Тамбовский волк тебе товарищ" (Tambovsky volk tebe tovarisch), meaning "A Tambov wolf is your comrade". The phrase was used as a sarcastic reply in Soviet times to show that they didn't want to be associated with the person offering comradery with them.
The lines "Toki yo tomare" when pausing and "Soshite, toki wa ugoki dasu" when unpausing the game is a reference to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure antagonist Dio Brando/DIO and his ability to temporarily stop time with his stand The World, with him voicing the 'commands' to stop or start time. These lines are also in Japanese instead of Russian.
'Bol'shoy pobeda!' is also a victory line used by Zangief in Street Fighter IV.
"You're winner!" is a reference to winning screen in "Big rigs."
I don't know if Salty Parasoul has any references since she was meant to be a joke on angry players so a lot of her quotes are directly referring to within the game itself.
Gurren Lagann reference outta the female announcer. Not really befitting this format. Maybe I'll group the alt voices together for characters that don't say much, though Parasoul and Painwheel don't mention much at all.
What about Politician Double?
I can see a few references here(and I found a few more on TVTropes), amusingly a couple are from Colbert Report.
We'll do it live!
Great President or Greatest President?
Fair and balanced. (A reference to a Fox News slogan, which was apparently first uttered by Bill O'Riley, another source can be found on a section of this page:


The "fool me twice" bit is a reference to Bush Jr.
The spay or neutered bit is surprisingly a Price is Right reference and NOT a PETA reference.

Edit: Here's the TVTropes page because some of these aren't on the wikia page:
Edit: (All of the voice lines are in this video)
Alright, feel free to submit Politician Double since you did all that searching.
Oh I thought this was for a single trivia.
Nah, I just do this a lot when I'm tired and not thinking. I have them spaced out per voice.
Well feel free to use the TVTropes page I linked if you want, because you seem to have missed a few.

Filla has far more references in her design than quotes from the looks of things. Valley Girl Painwheel also has a couple of references to "Valley Girl" by Frank Zappa. There might be some more obscure music references in there too.

You should probably at least lump all the announcer ones together, they only have a couple on their own (and most of them are from the female one and I'm entirely certain "Hold it!" is an ace attorney one because it matches her personality and fits with the style of most of her other references on account of how hot-blooded she is and they are). There's a few mondegreen references with the announcers ( ) and the russian one has a few references where he speaks japanese instead of russian.