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References to other media

From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem information. By fans, for fans.

Occasionally, some text or imagery in a Fire Emblem game will be a purposeful reference to something outside of the Fire Emblem universe often done for dramatic or humorous purposes. This page lists references found within the English localizations of the games.

Fire Emblem Awakening

Content Explanation
If you are looking for ransom, I can assure you I don't have any money. But what I do have are a very particular set of honey cakes...
— Gaius, in his and male Robin's C-support conversation
Parody of the infamous threatening speech in Taken.
I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.
— Bryan Mills
If we put our heads together, we could come up with some killer team attacks! Like the Dual Grim Fandango! Or the Twin Butt-Kick of Doom!
— Cynthia, in hers and Lucina's C-support conversation
"Dual Grim Fandango" is a reference to the title of the 1998 PC game Grim Fandango.
Ho ho! Of course, and knowing is half the battle! You are needing those things, yes? But also you are needing to learn how to handle sword.
— Gregor, in his Lon'qu's A-support conversation
"And knowing is half the battle" is the phrase used in the public safety lessons presented to the audience at the end of most episodes of the 1985 TV series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.
Oy! What a horrible night to have curse, yes?
— Gregor, in his and Noire's C-support conversation
Reference to the phrase "What a horrible night to have a curse." that is written on-screen whenever nighttime starts in Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.
I don't think "earnest" means what you think it means. ...Especially between us.
— Female Robin, in hers and Inigo's C-support conversation
Reference to the popular phrase "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.", used in the 1987 film The Princess Bride. The character that uses this sentence is called Inigo.
My body is ready, Robin! The next sample, if you please!
— Frederick, in his and Robin's A-support conversation
Reference to the popular phrase "My body is ready." said by Reggie Fils-Aimé during Nintendo's reveal of Wii Fit at E3 2007.
Morgan (male): Ha ha! My turn! Flamingo...PUUUUUUUUUUUNCH!
Owain: I don't even need to dodge such a pathetic fireball. I deflect it back at you! KA-PWING!

— Male Morgan and Owain in their C-support conversation.
References Captain Falcon's Falcon Punch, which has achieved memetic status, primarily because of Captain Falcon announcing said attack before executing it. Morgan's attack is even described as a fiery attack, which Falcon Punch also employs.
Miriel: You were plainly trying to determine the angle from which you looked most pitiable. Now, come! Confess all! The role of the bumbling clod is naught but pretense. A ruse subtly and deliberately enacted to attract the attentions of men!
Sumia: Miriel... Why, you... Tee hee hee hee hee... BWAH HA HA HA HA HAH! Very well! I confess! Every word you say is true! And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for your meddling experiments! My clumsiness, the silly flower fortunes...all of them carefully calculated lies. Every bumbling pratfall, every empty-headed utterance...meant only to attract men. But don't think I'm sorry. No, not one bit! All's fair in love and war, sister. A girl has the right to use every weapon in her arsenal. EVERY ONE!

— Miriel and Sumia in their Summer Scramble conversation
Parodies a common line in Scooby-Doo, wherein the culprit usually states "And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!" after being caught by the Mystery Inc. gang.
Yeah. And it gets even better. With the dark arts, everything's painted black.
— Henry to Ricken in their Summer Scramble conversation
References the title and lyrics of the song "Paint it Black" by The Rolling Stones.
*Sigh* A brain the size of a planet, and even you can't help acting like a simpleton... Well, at least we have some evidence that you may be human after all...
— Maribelle to Miriel in their Summer Scramble conversation.
References Marvin the Paranoid Android, a character from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He suffers from depression because of his self-proclaimed intellect.
I AM CYNTHIA! I FLOAT LIKE A LEAF AND STING LIKE A NETTLE! ... Eh. Too vegetarian. Although it might lull the foe into a false sense of security...
— Cynthia in her B support with Robin.
References Muhammad Ali's fighting style, "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee".
When it comes to hexing folks, I'm the master. Why, this one time at mage camp, I killed 100 people with one curse!
— Henry in his B support with Miriel.
References a line said by Michelle Flaherty in American Pie, "This one time at band camp..."
But wait! There's more! Ta-daaah! Check it out! Bear gizzards! Put the stuff of bears in you! It's gotta be strong because, hey, BEARS! ...Am I right?!
— Female Morgan in her A support with Brady.
References the advertiser, Billy Mays, who is famous for his memetic line, "But wait, there's more!"
That's not true at all! After all, "a manakete cannot live on bread alone!"
—  Nah to Cynthia in Harvest Scramble
Reference to a phrase from the Bible, "man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord," used in Deuteronomy 8:3 and later quoted by Jesus in Matthew 4:4.

Fire Emblem Fates

Content Explanation
What am I "up to"? Who are you, the Nohrian Inquisition?
— Selena's idle quote at My Castle.
Reference to The Spanish Inquisition, a comedy sketch of the British comedy group, Monty Python.
Nobody better mess with me today! I'm really feeling it!
— Selena, gaining a surge at My Castle.
Reference to Shulk's memetic quote in Xenoblade Chronicles, which is one of his taunts in the Super Smash Bros. series.
Forrest: *pant pant* Well, this has certainly been an interesting morning... I almost drowned in the river trying to catch those fish... Then I fell out of three different trees, each taller than the last... THEN I tore my favorite pair of stockings on those blasted thornbushes... And to top it all off, I was attacked by a horde of insane, blood-hungry chickens! Where did they even come from?! There aren't any farms around here! And NOW you want me to climb this cliff? I'm beginning to doubt whether I should have ever even agreed to come with you.
Kiragi: Well, to be fair, you did hit one of those chickens first. A few times. And as for coming with me, well... *snicker*

— Forrest and Kiragi in their B-support conversation.
References the Cucco, a recurring chicken-like enemy in The Legend of Zelda series. If one is repeatedly attacked, it will summon others of its kind to assault the offender.
(Oh, Subaki—why hast thou forsaken me?)
— Corrin in his C support with Caeldori.
Reference to a phrase from the Bible, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?", used in Psalm 22:1 and later cried out by Jesus in Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Content Explanation
For all Agarthans... Let there be light!
— Thales, activating his missiles
"Let there be light" is a quotation from Genesis 1:3.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

Content Explanation
TERADETH The name of Barry Goodman's band, TERADETH, is a reference to the real life band Megadeth, with the prefix mega- (one million) being replaced with the prefix tera- (one trillion).

See also

Fire Emblem series
Main series Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemGenealogy of the Holy WarThracia 776The Binding BladeThe Blazing BladeThe Sacred StonesPath of RadianceRadiant DawnShadow DragonNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakeningFatesEchoes: Shadows of ValentiaThree HousesEngage
Spin-offs Archanea SagaTokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FEHeroesWarriorsWarriors: Three Hopes
Crossover games Super Smash Bros. (MeleeBrawlfor Nintendo 3DS and Wii UUltimate) • Club Nintendo Picross+Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.Project X Zone 2WarioWareDragalia Lost
Unreleased games and prototypes Fire Emblem 64The Blazing Blade pre-release build 0206The Blazing Blade pre-release build 0219The Sacred Stones prototypeFire Emblem Wii
TearRing Saga series Yutona Heroes War ChroniclesBerwick Saga
Vestaria Saga series War of the ScionsThe Sacred Sword of SilvanisterLucca GaidenChronicles of the Norden Civil War
Related titles Mario Kart: Double Dash!! bonus discLINENintendo Badge Arcade
Versions and releases List of version differencesLocalization of the Fire Emblem seriesVirtual Console
Other References in other mediaReferences to other media