In AQ, isn t the Devourer bearing a slight similarity with an old Sumeran myth about Nibiru/Marduk? <-Sumeran god of war.
(According to the myth, Nibiru is a large planet on colliding course with Earth (colliding, but not crashing), which cycles around the Sun periodically, aproximately every 3600 years. When it collides with Earth, it starts catastrophes and cataclysms, since the Nibiru/Marduk has 5 times more mass and has massive gravitation. Well, now it is suspected that Nibiru could be a large commet - like object with a long period. Also the myth says, that the Annunaki originates from Nibiru.)
I see this similarity - The myth has been splitted into two parts: The Devourer (active destruction force - similar to Marduk)
Void Moon (a sign/messenger of Devourer s coming and a planet I think)
Also the Devourer is a deity (like Marduk) and has some special abilities. Thus, travelling between universes, he uses them to sowe destruction and wreak havoc. And he also keeps returning to every universe (periodically I believe -> as Nibiru does to our Earth) and repeat destruction.
Also in AQ - Frey (from Futurama, character Fry) is a name for old nordic Asgardian deity. God of war, I think.
- Loco (AQ god of pranks/pranksters I dont t know -> a reference to Asgardian deity Loki, god of pranks too)
Loco: You ! Where is my mask ?
Hero: What mask ?
Loco: My mask of Locomotion!
Oh well, I apologize for being off - topic, I just cannot help myself !
OK, so back to topic. I think that the blacksmith Adder from Isle d Oriens is a slightly reference to a British TV serie "Blackadder". At least some names in AQ are similar to some of the main characters in that serie:
Adder - Lord Edmund Blackadder
Galrick - Blackadder s servant Baldrick
Protean from AQ - When it attacks, it sometimes looks like a Goauld from Stargate.
Umazen from AQ -> Amazon
Kabak -> Well, Kabak is obivously a reference to Grinch movie (Green, fuzzy, long fingers (I don t know if they can cut glass), talking in poems, desire to ruin Frostval/(Christmas), also that Santa Claus clothes...Kabak is a Moglinch/Mogrinch.)
Oh yeah, I ve almost forgot. That Khandie Khain AQ character sounds to me like Jackie Chan, but it can be a mere coincidence. More likely it has something with the Star Trek: The wrath of Khan episode.
Hmm, well that s all, correct me if I am wrong.
< Message edited by Void Archmage -- 10/27/2010 15:58:19 >