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Throughout the lands of Tibia, NPCs, locations, literature, and lore refer and pay homage to other works, literary and otherwise. Some of these allusions are simple references to famous pieces, while others are based more extensively on external sources. Tibia contains many references to bones, and the game's very name is one of them. While these relations are not necessarily allusions because they do not refer to literary or similar works, these somewhat self-referential mentions of bones and other body parts are often found throughout the Tibian lands. The islands of Fibula and Calcanea, the landforms of Mount Sternum and Femor HillsVilla Scapula and even the city of Thais reference these body structures along with the event creature Bones.

Bones represent just a small portion of references. Elsewhere in the world, allusions to literary works and life are found in many contexts. Some allusions may simply serve as inspirations or passing references, while others are nearly direct derivations of these famous works.


Brands

Many Shopkeeper NPCs take their names and goods from worldwide retailers. This trend is most noticeable on the island of Rookgaard, where nearly every shopkeeper's name bears a startling similarity to a real-life store. In the city of Venore, the famous Venorean Fashion Warehouse is home to many clothing designers whose names are similar to real-life fashion designers. While other cities have their own inspirations regarding NPCs, these two have clear and strong allusions to their respective themes.

Allusion Tibian Tie Information
Aldi Al Dee On Rookgaard, the equipment shopkeeper Al Dee is a reference to the international retailer, Aldi.
Aldo Aldo Aldo sells leather boots and other clothing. This is an allusion to the worldwide shoe seller, ALDO.
Amazon.com Book (Black) In the Venore Amazon Camp, there is a small room under one of the buildings. In this room is a mailbox and a large number of books. This seems to be a reference to the large mail-order book distributor, Amazon.com.
Armani Irmana Irmana, the tailor assistant to Hugo in the Venore fashion warehouse, is an allusion to Armani, a fashion company.
Calvin Klein Kalvin

Kalvin, Hugo's apprentice, is an allusion to Calvin Klein, a well-known American fashion designer.

Commodore Golden Servant

The phrase Error. LOAD 'PROGRAM',8,1 said by the servants seen during the Their Master's Voice World Change are an allusion to the LOAD command from the Commodore 64 and Commodore 128 computer systems which was used to load a program into memory for execution.

Corona Maria Maria, the owner of the Hard Rock Tavern, most likely owes her last name to the beer brand Corona.
Edeka Black Skull (Item) A grave at Rookgaard's largest graveyard refers to former shopkeeper Edee K. having been stabbed by Al Dee, who now runs the only tool shop in town. This is an allusion to the everlasting competition between German discounters Edeka and Aldi.
Falck Falk Outside Edron's north gate stands Falk, a guard. He is a reference to Group 4 Falck, a worldwide leader in security solutions, now under the name Falck.
Greyhound Captain Greyhound Captain Greyhound is an allusion to Greyhound Lines, the famous US bus line.
Hugo Boss Hugo Hugo, whose full name is Hugo Chief, is the owner of the Venorean Fashion Warehouse, and is an allusion to Hugo Boss, a major fashion house based in Germany.
Iglo Letter Captain Iglues Treasure Quest on Rookgaard is a reference to "Käpt'n Iglo", a German advertising icon for the brand Iglo, selling frozen food and fish. Iglue's treasure is salmon.
Ikea Ukea The furniture seller in Ab'Dendriel is called Ukea, a reference to the international furniture seller Ikea.
Jim Beam Jimbin The bartender in Kazordoon is Jimbin, whose proximity to alcohol and name makes him a reference to Jim Beam, the bourbon brand.
Lidl Lee'Delle Rookgaard's Lee'Delle seems to be a reference to the international discount supermarket Lidl.
McDonald's Donald McRonald The farmer Donald McRonald is partly an allusion to Ronald McDonald, the mascot of McDonald's, an international fast-food restaurant chain.

He is also an allusion to Old MacDonald Had a Farm.

Mercedes-Benz Black Skull (Item) A pair of gravestones in the Thais Graveyard mention the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, a moose, and electronic stability control, a reference to the A-Class's performance on the automobile moose test.
Microsoft Black Skull (Item) A grave refers to Mr. Bill G. and a window. Bill Gates was the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, the software company that wrote and maintains the operating system Windows.
Microsoft and Linux Black Skull (Item) A grave refers to a penguin killing a window, a reference to the competition between Microsoft and Linux, the latter often associated with a penguin.
Norma Norma Shopkeeper Norma is a reference to the German discounter, Norma. She wants to change her name to Marylin, so she's also a reference to Norma Jeane Baker (Marilyn Monroe).
Obi Obi Shopkeeper Obi appears to be an allusion to the German home-improvement store of the same name, OBI.
Richardson Allen Allen Allen Richardson, owner of furniture shop in Venore seems to be an allusion to Richardson Allen, an American furniture producer and seller.
Rolex Norbert Norbert wears a stylish xelor watch. "Xelor" read backwards is Rolex.
Rosetta Stone Commander Stone Commander Stone talks about his daughter, Rosetta, who is a linguist. Her name and occupation is a reference to the language learning software Rosetta Stone.

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Famous and Historical People

As many RPGs do, Tibia makes references to historical and contemporary people in a variety of ways. Some Guard NPCs, for example, share their names with fitting celebrities, while some more historical and famous scientists and explorers were alive under similar names and shared their knowledge in some of Tibia's many books. Some other allusions are only mentioned briefly in quotes, but the strength of these connections makes these references clear to those who know to look for them - connections like the desert city of Ankrahmun, to Tutankhamun, the most famous of Egyptian pharaohs.

Allusion Tibian Tie Information
Abbott and Costello Costello Costello, the abbot of the White Raven Monastery is probably an allusion to the comedy duo Abbott and Costello.
Aleister Crowley Book (Brown) Alistair Cropwell was an explorer who discovered a city full of black magic. He is a reference to the occultist Aleister Crowley.
Alfred Nobel Ned Nobel Ned Nobel sells fireworks and is the son of scientist and dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Like the other guards in Venore, Arnold is a reference to a famous action movie star: Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Bozo the Clown Bozo Bozo, the royal jester in Thais, is an allusion to Bozo the Clown.
Charles Darwin Book (Brown) Author and scientist, Dave Charlwin is a reference to Charles Darwin. The Unnatural Selection Quest is a further reference to Darwin's work.
Christo Erayo Erayo has a task to shroud Thais castle in cloth. The artist Christo is famous for his artwork along a similar line.
Danielle Steel Daniel Steelsoul Governor of Edron Daniel Steelsoul was most likely named after American novelist Danielle Steel.
David Copperfield A Strange Fellow The name of this magician is David Brassacres, an allusion to famous show magician David Copperfield.
Isaac Newton Book (Brown) Isaac Brewton claimed that Satanic forces were responsible for gravity. He is a reference to famous scientist Isaac Newton.
Jack the Ripper Ron the Ripper The pirate boss Ron the Ripper is an allusion to the serial killer Jack the Ripper.
Jean-Claude Van Damme Jean Claude Like the other guards in Venore, Jean Claude is a reference to a famous action movie star:Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Gaius Marius General Murius

The minotaur boss General Murius is an allusion to Roman general and politician Gaius Marius.

Henricus Institoris Henricus Lord Inquisitioner Henricus refers to Henricus Institoris, one of the highest-ranked inquisitioners of the 15th century.
Klaus Klaus Pirate Klaus is an allusion to Klaus Badelt, a famous film scorer who composed the even more famous score for the film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Mary I of England Maryza According to Jimbin, his wife Maryza was given the sobriquet Bloody Mary by humans as she likes to cook with bloody meat. This is a reference to Mary I of England, who was nicknamed Bloody Mary after executing many Protestants.
Mata Hari Rata'Mari Rata'Mari, the undercover spy, is a reference to World War I spy Mata Hari.
Neil Armstrong Angus A quote by Angus, And remember: it's a small teleport for you, but a big teleport for all Tibians, is a take on a quote by astronaut Neil Armstrong.
Nietzche Black Skull (Item) A pair of gravestones refer to Nietzsche's famous "God is Dead" statement.
Nikola Tesla Telas Scientist and inventor Telas is a reference to and anagram of famous scientist Nikola Tesla.
Richard Garriott Black Skull (Item) A gravestone pays homage to Lord B (Lord British), a name taken on by Richard Garriott, whose Ultima series greatly influenced Tibia.
Robin Hood Robin Robin, the huntsman and paladin in Thais, is a strong reference to the famous English outlaw Robin Hood.
Rottin Wood Rottin Wood, a hunter and leader of a band of Married Men is also a strong allusion to Robin Hood, who was said to be the leader of a band of Merry Men.
Saint Boniface Bonifacius Bonifacius, the food seller in Edron, may be named after Saint Boniface, a missionary who is sometimes credited for starting the tradition of the Christmas tree.
Sarah Emma Edmonds Emma Emma, the head of the CGB, is a reference to Sarah Emma Edmonds, a US Civial War spy for the Union.
Siegfried and Roy Humgolf The rotworm trainer Humgolf claims to have sold a rare white worm to Frietsiek and Yor whose names can be rearranged to relate to the show duo Siegfried and Roy.
Spartacus Hairycles Hairycles says that Spartaky helped the apes fight for their freedom. This is a reference to Spartacus, the leader of a slave revolt in Rome.
Sun Tzu Battlemaster Zunzu Both the lizard boss Battlemaster Zunzu and the treatises found in Demona by Zun Su on combat refer to Sun Tzu and his famous Art of War.
Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Like the other Venore guards, Sylvester is an allusion to a famous action movie star: Sylvester Stallone.
William Kidd Pirate Corsair Captain Kid, the former captain without a reputation of the pirates residing in The Cave, is an allusion to Captain William Kidd, one of the world's most notorious pirates.
William Tell Willem Willem, a paladin on the Island of Destiny, loves to shoot apples off other people's heads. This makes him a reference to Swiss folk hero William Tell, who once shot an apple off his son's head.
Wyatt Earp Wyat Wyat, the sheriff of Thais, is an allusion to the famous American sheriff Wyatt Earp.
Zarathustra Zarabustor The warlock boss Zarabustor has a name similar to Iranian prophet and inventor of magic Zarathustra.

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Literature and Mythology

Like many roleplaying games, Tibia has strong ties to fantasy literature and classic mythology. The beginners' island, Rookgaard, has strong ties to Norse lore and mythology. The island's name is similar to the realms of Midgard and Asgard, a claim further supported by the presence of a bridge guard and the the Norse-named Cipfried.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and associated anthologies, the quintessential sources of modern fantasy inspiration, are featured prominently three of Tibia's earliest and largest cities. The names of the NPCs in Ab'Dendriel and Thais might look familiar to players with a knowledge of Tolkien's lore. The dwarven city of Kazordoon similarly bears a remarkable resemblance to the famous Khazad-dûm, the city ruled by Durin, the king of the Dwarfs.

Allusion Tibian Tie Information
Alice in Wonderland Hat of the Mad The Hat of the Mad appears to be quite similar to the hat the Mad Hatter is often depicted wearing in Alice in Wonderland.
Baba Yaga Yaga the Crone Yaga the Crone and quotes by her appear to show a strong relationship between her and Baba Yaga, a witch in Polish and Russian folklore.
The Bible The Holy Tible The Holy Tible owes its name to the Bible, though its praise of the god Banor could have it refer to any set of scriptures.
The Big Bad Wolf The Big Bad One The Big Bad One is probably an allusion to the Big Bad Wolf from many fairy tales.
The Old Man and the Sea Santiago The fisherman Santiago and his pursuit of a giant fish mark him as an allusion to the protagonist of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, Gregorio Fuentes.
The Call of Cthulhu Thul Thul's name and the general appearance of Quara Constrictors may be inspired by the fictional Cthulhu.
Cerberus Zerbrus Zerbrus, a Rookgaardian bridge guard, owes his name to the mythological figure of Cerberus, a multi-headed dog that guarded the path to the underworld.
A Christmas Carol Ebenizer The banker Ebenizer is thought to have been named after the greedy Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol.
Die 13½ Leben des Käpt'n Blaubär Captain Bluebear Captain Bluebear may owe his name to the fictional explorer and captain in the humorous fantasy, novel Die 13½ Leben des Käpt'n Blaubär.
Dorian Gray Dorian Dorian is an allusion to the protagonist of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. Wilde's Dorian committed his crimes for beauty, this one for money.
Dracula Vladruc Vladruc is an anagram of the name "Dracula". Also, a quote by this vampire, Oh yes, the children of the night ... you dwellers in the city cannot enter into the feelings of the hunter is taken from the novel Dracula.
Armenius Armenius may be a reference to Arminius Vambery, thought to have been a reference Bram Stoker used when writing his Dracula novel.
Dune Muhad Muhad, whose full name is Muhad ib Lisan al-Gaib, is an allusion to the science fiction franchise Dune, where the Fremen term for off-world prophet is Lisan al Gaib.
Glooth Injection Tube Glooth is an allusion to the melange ("spice") playing an important role in the Dune universe. Both are produced by worms and can be used in order to produce a wide variety of products, and are even known to extend life span.

When saying "glooth" to NPC Terrence he responds with The glooth must flow. This was derived from the similar phrase in Dune, The spice must flow.

Excalibur Magic Longsword The famous lost sword Excalibug is named after Excalibur, the sword from Arthurian legend.
The Flying Dutchman Model Ship The literary Flying Venorean is an allusion to the famous ghost ship The Flying Dutchman.
The Frog Prince The Frog Prince The boss monster The Frog Prince is a famous character in folklore, originating in the brothers Grimm fairytale The Frog Prince.
The Grinch Grynch Clan Goblin The Grynch Clan Goblins and their present stealing are references to The Grinch from Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Hannibal Lecter Lector Lector, a butcher whose father was named Hannibal, seems to be inspired by the fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter.
Harry Potter Fluffy Fluffy, a three-headed dog, shares his name with a similar creature from the fantasy book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
Heart of Darkness Harlow Harlow, a ferryman, is an obvious reference to Marlow, the ship captain and main narrator of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.
Heimdall Dallheim Dallheim's name is a take on that of Heimdall, a Norse god and guard of the bridge between Midgard and Asgard.
Hercules Hairycles The ape leader, Hairycles, is a strong reference to the Hercules of Greco-Roman mythology.
Hermes Trismegistus Trimegis The magician and astrologer Trimegis may be an allusion to Hermes Trismegistus.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book (Brown) A pair of books titled Important Facts From Galactic History volumes I and II contain direct quotes from Life, the Universe, and Everything, a novel in Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.
Babel Swimmer The mysterious Babel Swimmer could be a reference to the Babel Fish that appears throughout the series.
Knecht Ruprecht Ruprecht Ruprecht, Santa Claus's assistant, is based on Knecht Ruprecht who accompanies Saint Nicholas in German folklore.
Koschei Lich Koschei is a figure from Slavic mythology who, like his Tibian counterpart Koshei the Deathless, cannot be directly killed.
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Grizzly Adams Grizzly Adams and his pet bear Ben are characters from the novel The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams.
Mephistopheles Mephiles Mephiles, the Isle of Evil boss is a reference to Mephistopheles, a demon that originally appeared in literature in the Faust legend, and he has since appeared in other works as a stock character version of the Devil.
Moby-Dick Captain Haba Captain Haba and his search for a sea serpent are analogs of Captain Ahab and his hunt for the whale Moby-Dick.
Needful Things Leeland Leeland, the owner of the Useful Things Warehouse, is an allusion to Leland Gaunt, the owner of Needful Things, a fictional store and the title of a Stephen King novel.
Odyssey Cyclops Smith Cyclops Smiths sometimes say "Outis emoi g' onoma" ("No one is my name"), which is a quotation in ancient Greek from Homer's Odyssey (book 9, verse 366). These words were originally uttered by Odysseus after he had blinded cyclops Polyphemus.
Redwall Corym Vanguard The Corym are an allusion to Redwall. They are a reference to the core of resistance in the Mossflower woods, a group of mice and other small creatures known as the Corim.
Richelieu Poet's Fencing Quill The flavor text of the Poet's Fencing Quill reads: This feather is mightier than a sword., an allusion to the famous line "the pen is mightier than the sword", present in the play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy written by popular 19th century playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
Robinson Crusoe Robson Robson and his assistant Lunch are an allusion to Robinson Crusoe. Not only are the names similar, Robinson also lived in a hut constructed on the island he got stranded on and also named his only friend there after the time they met.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Bed (Dark-Haired Beauty) A room in a Kazordoon mine shows a witch, seven dwarfs, an apple, and a sleeping figure, an allusion to the fairy tale of Snow White.
Treasure Island Treasure Map Treasure Island might be an allusion to the novel Treasure Island and the treasure buried there.
Tristan und Isolde Tristan Tristan and his love Isolde are the primary characters in the famous opera Tristan und Isolde.
Twelfth Night Vashresamun One of pharaoh Vashresamun's quotes, If music is the food of death, drop dead, is a play off of the first words from the play Twelfth Night, If music be the food of love, play on.
Where's Waldo? Waldo's Post Horn Missing postman Waldo and a mission to find him may be related to the Where's Waldo? puzzle book series.
Wyrd Sisters Book (Brown) The in-game book Wyrd Sisters by Terry P. is inspired by the novel Wyrd Sisters by author Terry Pratchett.
Xena Xenia The amazon boss Xenia might be an allusion to the fictional warrior princess Xena.


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J.R.R. Tolkien Lore

Allusion Tibian Tie Information
Alatar Book (Brown) The mage and author Alatar might be a reference to Alatar, one of the two blue wizards in Tolkien lore.
Aragorn Gorn The equipment shopkeeper Gorn might be named after Aragorn, one of the protagonists of the Lord of the Rings.
Ferumbras Ferumbras The powerful Ferumbras shares his name with at least two members of the Took clan.
Finarfin Finarfin Finarfin, the banker of Ab'Dendriel, is named after Finarfin, the king of the Nordor elves in Valinor and father of Galadriel.
Fires of Mordor Lava When asked about Excalibug, Pydar says that it has to be returned to the fire which gave birth to it, just as the One Ring needs to be returned to the fires of Mount Doom.
Frodo Frodo Frodo, the owner of Frodo's Tavern, owes his name to Frodo Baggins, one of the protagonists of the Lord of the Rings.
Gandalf Gundralph Gundralph, the spell instructor at the Noodles Academy of Modern Magic might be named after Gandalf, the famous wizard.
The Hobbit Mysterious Voodoo Skull One of the fortunes of the Mysterious Voodoo Skull, Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup, parodies a quote from The Hobbit, Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
Legolas Legola Legola, leader of the Carlin Paladin Guild, owes her name to Legolas, one of the protagonists of the Lord of the Rings.
Melian Melian Altough in Tibia Melian is a male NPC, Melian is the Queen of Doriath, possibly the most important "woman" of the Maia race.
Morgoth Morgaroth Morgaroth, an archdemon in the Triangle of Terror, might be named after Morgoth, the outcast Vala and antagonist of The Silmarillion.
Samwise Gamgee Sam The weapon shopkeepker Sam might be named after Samwise Gamgee, one of the protagonists of the Lord of the Rings.

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Comic Books

Allusion Tibian Tie Information
Batman Bruise Payne The fearsome bat, Bruise Payne, owes its name to Bruce Wayne, the real identity of Batman.
The Hulk Monstor Monstor, an Isle of Evil boss, is a strong reference to The Hulk.
Bruce Wayne or Bruce Banner Bruce Like other Yalahar guards, Bruce is likely an allusion to a comic book character. In this case, he possibly shares a name with Bruce Wayne, the real name of Batman. Alternatively, he could be a reference to another Bruce: Bruce Banner, the real name of The Hulk.
The Flash Barry Like other Yalahar guards, Barry is likely an allusion to a comic book character. In this case, he possibly shares a name with Barry Allen, the real name of The Flash.
The Green Arrow Oliver Like other Yalahar guards, Oliver is likely an allusion to a comic book character. In this case, he possibly shares a name with Oliver Queen, the real name of The Green Arrow.
The Green Lantern Hal Like other Yalahar guards, Hal is likely an allusion to a comic book character. In this case, he possibly shares a name with Hal Jordan, the real name of The Green Lantern.
Iron Man Tony Like other Yalahar guards, Tony is likely an allusion to a comic book character. In this case, he possibly shares a name with Tony Stark, the real name of Iron Man.
Mister Fantastic Reed Like other Yalahar guards, Reed is likely an allusion to a comic book character. In this case, he possibly shares a name with Reed Richards, the real name of Mister Fantastic.
Spiderman Peter Like other Yalahar guards, Peter is likely an allusion to a comic book character. In this case, he possibly shares a name with Peter Parker, the real name of Spider-Man.

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Film and Television

Many creatures and NPCs seem to be fans of the silver screen. Dwarfs, in particular, are movie buffs, with different creatures quoting famous lines and the Kazordoon Library being home to many parodies of James Bond films. While many references to film and television are in the form of quotes, some are manifested in creatures and NPCs as embodiments of their respective allusions.

Allusion Tibian Tie Information
Apocalypse Now Mad Technomancer A statement by the Mad Technomancer, I love the smell of firebombs in the morning, is similar to a famous line from the movie Apocalypse Now.
Back to the Future Jack The name of the Jack to the Future quest has a strikingly similarity to the film Back to the Future. The movie, like the quest, involves time traveling.
Casablanca Bonelord A statement by Bonelords, Here's looking at you, is a portion of a famous quote from the movie Casablanca.
Ursagrodon This same line is part of the description of the Icy Glare achievement.
The Day the Earth Stood Still War Golem A statement by War Golems, Azerus Barada Nikto, is a reference to the famous line Klaatu barada nikto from the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Dr. Strangelove Mad Technomancer The Mad Technomancer sometimes says Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!, a direct quote from the movie Dr. Strangelove.
The Fast and the Furious Lightfoot Lighfoot is, along with his fellow racing dog Dustrunner, labeled as The Fast and The Furious, a film about racing.
Forrest Gump Hoggle When asked the keyword stupid, Hoggle responds My mom always said, stupid is who stupid does, a quote from the movie Forrest Gump.
The Godfather Mad Technomancer The Mad Technomancer sometimes says I'm going to make them an offer they can't refuse, a direct quote from the movie The Godfather.
Mr. West A take on this same quote can sometimes be heard out of the mouth of trade baron Mr. West, viz. I'll make them an offer they can't refuse.
King Kong Kongra A giant footprint of a holy ape in the Forbidden Lands may be a reference to the famous fictional monkey King Kong.
Labyrinth Hoggle The maze of tall grass, the NPC Hoggle, the nearby grave of Didimus, and the nearby shopkeeper Lubo, may be references to the film Labyrinth and respective characters of Hoggle, Didymus, and Ludo.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Uncle Uncle, the head of AVIN, Venore's secret agency, is an allusion to The Man from U.N.C.L.E. from the 1960's spy television show.
Married... With Children Aldo The world-weary shoe salesman Aldo may be a reference to a similarly disgruntled salesman Al Bundy from the show Married... With Children.
Masters of the Universe Teleskor The Rookgaard skeleton boss, Teleskor is a spin on the name Skeletor, the antagonist of He-Man in the Masters of the Universe franchise.
Forest Fury Forest Furies will sometimes say "By the power of Greenskull!", a reference to He-Man's battle-cry "By the power of Grayskull...".
Monty Python Book (Grey) A book in the desert dungeon refers to the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, a weapon from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Rabbit The fearsome, but harmless-looking rabbit, Hugo, may refer to the similarly innocuous, yet lethal rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, as do Killer Rabbits on the Isle of Evil.
Riddler The Riddler asks inane questions such as What is your favorite color? just like the Bridgekeeper in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Being sent to Hellgate for answering incorrectly is also similar to being cast into the Gorge of Eternal Peril.
Undead Jester Undead Jesters sometimes say And now for something completely different!, which was a catchphrase from Monty Python's Flying Circus and the name of a Monty Python film.
Mothra Anmothra Anmothra, the moth-like incarnation of Devovorga, could be an allusion to the fictional Japanese character Mothra.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Horse The name of the 15th mission of The Gravedigger of Drefia Quest is a reference to the tagline of a cartoon by the My Little Pony franchise: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
A Nightmare on Elm Street Street Sign The intersecting roads Dream Street and Elm Street in Venore may be an allusion to the Nightmare on Elm Street series of horror films.
The Postman Kevin Kevin Postner, the Postmaster General of the Tibian Postal Service, is an allusion to Kevin Costner and his role in the movie The Postman.
Sesame Street The Weakened Count The Count and his weakened form are allusions to Count von Count from the show Sesame Street as illustrated by his statement 1... 2... 2... Uh, can't concentrate when weakened.
The Simpsons Seymour Librarian and master of the Rookgaard Academy, Seymour may be an allusion to the principal Seymour Skinner from the show The Simpsons.
Willie The foulmouthed farmer Willie might be a reference to the groundskeeper with the same name and a foul temper in this same show.
Starsky and Hutch Harsky Harsky and his partner Stutch, guards of King Tibianus, are an allusion to the police drama Starsky and Hutch.
Star Trek Demon A phrase spoken by Demons, Your resistance is futile!' owes its origins to the famous phrase Resistance is futile, spoken by the Borg in Star Trek.
Vladruc Vladruc claims that Necromancers boldly go, where no one has gone before, as the crew of the Enterprise boldly goes into space, the final frontier.
Star Wars Mysterious Voodoo Skull A fortune by the Mysterious Voodoo Skull is Do or do not. There is no try. Yoda gives Luke Skywalker this advice in the second Star Wars film.
Tales from the Crypt Book (Brown) This book, written in-game by an unknown necromancer, shares its name with the famous fantasy/horror show, Tales from the Crypt.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tortoise The weapons, tortoises, and rat in a locked room in the Liberty Bay sewer make up an allusion to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Woody Woodpecker Iwar The furniture shopkeeper Iwar Woodpecker, may be an allusion to the cartoon character and show Woody Woodpecker.

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James Bond Films

Allusion Tibian Tie Information
007 Book (Brown) A book in Dark Cathedral mentions spying and 007, James Bond 's agent number.
Die Another Day Dwarf Henchman Like his other quotes, the Dwarf Henchman references the Bond film Die Another Day.
Dr. No Doctor Perhaps The Isle of Evil boss Doctor Perhaps is named after the Bond film and villain Dr. No.
For Your Eyes Only Dwarf Henchman Like his other quotes, the Dwarf Henchman references the Bond film For Your Eyes Only.
From Russia with Love Book (Brown) The From Thais with Love mission in the Secret Service Quest is named after From Russia with Love.
GoldenEye Book (Brown) The dwarven book Golden Mine is named after GoldenEye.
Goldfinger Book (Brown) The dwarven book Goldfinger is named after Goldfinger as is one of the missions in the Secret Service Quest.
James Bond Black Skull (Item) One James B. lost the license to live and is buried in the Thais Graveyard, a reference to James Bond and his license to kill.
License to Kill Humgolf Humgolf claims one needs a 007 drilling license to purchase a worm. Dwarf Henchmen also reference the film License to Kill as does a mission in the Secret Service Quest.
Live and Let Die Dwarf Henchman Like his other quotes, the Dwarf Henchman references the Bond film Live and Let Die.
Miss Moneypenny Penny Penny, the secretary of the Isle of Solitude, may be an allusion to Miss Moneypenny, M's secretary in the Bond films.
The World is not Enough Book (Brown) The dwarven book The Mine Is Not Enough is named after The World Is Not Enough.
Tomorrow Never Dies Book (Brown) The dwarven book The Mine Never Dies is named after Tomorrow Never Dies.
You Only Live Twice Book (Brown) The dwarven book You Only Mine Twice is named after You Only Live Twice.

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Music and Art

Tibia isn't all that dull! While there may not be sound, certain elements of the game try to capture the essence of their favorite real-life songs and artwork. From famous singers disguised as simple shopkeepers to famous bands performing at the local tavern, the music scene on Tibia isn't as empty as it is silent.

Allusion Tibian Tie Information
Britney Spears Dark Apprentice A saying by Dark Apprentices, Oops, I did it again!, is the name of a famous song by Britney Spears.
Elvis Presley Elvith The name and profession of Elvith the music shopkeeper are an allusion to the famous singer Elvis Presley.
Gnomelvis Gnomelvis, a musical gnome, is also an allusion to "The King".
Guns N' Roses Lute A blackboard at the Hard Rock Tavern states that Crossbows N' Tulips is performing, an allusion to the band Guns N' Roses.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Lou Toose The name and profession of painter Lou Toose are an allusion to the French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
Killing in the Name Grizzly Adams The quest Killing in the Name of... is an allusion to a song by Rage Against the Machine.
Leonardo da Vinci Vad Inchi The name and profession of painter Vad Inchi are an allusion to the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci.
Mona Lisa The Famous Mina Losa Painting The Mina Losa painting acquired in The Thieves Guild Quest is an allusion to the famous Mona Lisa painting.
Old MacDonald Had a Farm Donald McRonald The farmer Donald McRonald is partly an allusion to the farmer in the famous nursery rhyme Old MacDonald Had a Farm.

He is also an allusion to McDonald's.

Prince Bozo Oswald claims that Bozo is The artist formerly known as the prince. The musician Prince once went by the artist formerly known as prince.
Queen Morguthis The pharaoh Morguthis sometimes says, Another one to bite the dust, an allusion to the song Another One Bites the Dust by Queen.
Salbra Combat instructor Salbra on the Island of Destiny sometimes says "It's a kind of magic!", a direct quote from the song A Kind of Magic by the very same band. In addition, the pharaoh Rahemos has this quote at his disposal as well.
Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple Parrot The name of ship captain Stone Temple Parrot is an obvious reference to the band Stone Temple Pilots.
This is not a lever Lever2 There's an art piece at the Museum of Tibian Arts that shows a This is not a lever! message when used, a clear reference to The Treachery of Images painting by René Magritte, in which a Pipe is painted above the saying This is not a pipe.

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Other Games

Although Tibia was originally greatly inspired by the Ultima series, it has managed to reference a few other popular games, mainly in passing references, but sometimes with dedications of whole areas of the game.

Allusion Tibian Tie Information
Avatar Avar Tar Avar Tar, the Edron hero always on a quest for King Tibianus, is a reference to The Avatar, the protagonist of the Ultima Series.
The Bard's Tale Note Pinned on the Wall The strange text, IRKM DESMET DAEM, found on a note on a wall in a Rookgaard cellar is also found in a dungeon in the original The Bard's Tale video game.
Castle of the Winds Map (Colour) The Ab'Dendriel guildhall Castle of the Winds might be an allusion to the rogue-like computer game Castle of the Winds.
Castlevania Julius Vampire hunter Julius may be an allusion to the vampire hunter of the same name from the Castlevania series. Vengoth Castle bears some resemblance to the video games' castles and the related Castlemania achievement lends some additional strength to the allusion.
Chrono Trigger Lavos Armor The Lavos Armor is a direct reference to Lavos, the arch enemy from the SNES game Chrono Trigger, who dwells in the depths of the Earth.
Kollos The insectoid Kollos has a clear resamblance with Lavos and its spawns.
Command and Conquer Black Skull (Item) A gravestone in the Thais Graveyard refers to the programmer of C&C, the computer game series Command and Conquer.
Dance Dance Revolution Tribal Crest A mission during the Unnatural Selection Quest is called Dance Dance Evolution, an allusion to the video game series Dance Dance Revolution.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Commander Stone Commander Stone asked for his job replies After I accidentally shot a fellow adventurer an arrow in his knee I had to leave for some safe place far away in a hurry. This is an allusion to a line spoken by every guard in Skyrim: I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.
Adventurer When you hit an Adventurer by using a bow he will exclaim Arrrgh! Not my knee!. This is also an allusion to the line above.
Shanoya Combat instructor Shanoya on the Island of Destiny sometimes says "Master the bow to shoot an arrow in the knee!". Again, this is an allusion to the line above.
Half-Life Old Piece of Paper A piece of paper relates a message from Dr. Kleiner to Gordon about teleporters. Dr. Kleiner and Gordon are characters from the popular Half-Life series and both are scientists who work with teleporter technology.
Mario Statue (Guard) In the Realm of Dreams, "someone" is sleeping in the room. A statue by the Gate of Expertise reads: Another Castle. This references Mario's well-known phrase the princess is in another castle.
Mortal Kombat Fatality Fatality and Flawless Victory!, a quote by the demon Ghazbaran, are phrases from the video game series Mortal Kombat. Additionally, the mission in The New Frontier Quest Fatality appears in is called Mortal Combat.
Pac-Man Ghost

A secret room in one of Ankrahmun's tombs has the same layout as a level from the arcade game Pac-Man, complete with teleporters, fruits, and ghosts.

The Secret of Monkey Island Annihilation Bear

I braved the Annihilator and all I got is this lousy teddy bear is an allusion to The Secret of Monkey Island's legendary treasure: a T-Shirt. When you look at it, you can read: "I found the Legendary Lost Treasure of Mêlée Island and All I Got Was this Stupid T-Shirt."

Book (Brown) A book in the Royal Archives of Thais writes about an inhabitant named Threpwood Guybrush, a refference to Guybrush Threepwood, the main character of the Monkey Island Series.

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Places, Organizations, and Constructs

It is often said that art imitates life. As such, several areas and organizations in Tibia show strong resemblances to real-life counterparts.

Allusion Tibian Tie Information
ABIN Assassin The Agency of Venorean Interest Negotiators (AVIN) is an allusion to the Brazilian intelligence agency, ABIN.
Alcatraz Dwarf Guard The dwarven prison island of Dwacatra is named after the famous prison island of Alcatraz.
Big Ben A Sweaty Cyclops A Sweaty Cyclops's nickname is Big Ben, a reference to the famous London bell and its clock tower, Big Ben.
FBI Assassin The Tibian Bureau of Investigation is an allusion to the American intelligence agency, the FBI.
Fortress of Solitude Gamemaster The Isle of Solitude, an island that acts as the Gamemaster headquarters, is an allusion to the Fortress of Solitude, Superman's headquarters in the Superman series of DC comics.
Hard Rock Cafe Lute The Venorean Hard Rock Tavern is an allusion to the rock and roll themed Hard Rock Cafe.
KGB Assassin The Carlin Girls Brigade is an allusion the the Soviet Union's intelligence agency, the KGB.
Norwegian Islands Map (Colour) The ice islands of Senja, Folda, and Vega share their names with the real-life Norwegian Islands Senja, Folda, and Vega.
Titanic Model Ship The Greenshore guildhall, the Tibianic is named after the famous ship the Titanic.

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