Calamity Mod Wiki
Calamity Mod Wiki

The Calamity Mod, like the base game, adds a number of references and allusions to other media and pop culture.

Other Videogames[]

Borderlands Series[]

The Binding of Isaac[]

  • Lead WizardLead Wizard, a reference to The Wiz from The Binding of Isaac, which also makes your shots fire at a 30-degree angle away from wherever you are aiming.
  • Old DieOld Die, a reference to the Craked Dice item from The Binding of Isaac. The tooltip also shares similarities.
  • Void of CalamityVoid of Calamity, tooltip likely references many items with the same description from The Binding of Isaac, such as Guppy's Tail.



Starcraft Series[]

  • Zerg PotionZerg Potion, a reference to the Zerg, a race from the game Starcraft which are known for overwhelming the enemy with large numbers.

Fallout Series[]

  • The Devourer of Gods' quote "You can butcher...ME!?" is a reference to a line spoken by the Master in Fallout 1.

Warhammer 40000[]

  • Blood PactBlood Pact and Core of the Blood GodCore of the Blood God names are likely references of cults and phrases respectively from said game.
  • Drunk Princess NPC has a special quote on blood moon that reads "More blood for the blood gods!", another reference to the popular phrase in the game.

Touhou Series[]

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door[]

  • KeelhaulKeelhaul, The tooltip, name and means of getting it are a reference to Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door.

Street Fighter[]

  • Trinket of ChiTrinket of Chi, a reference to the prayer beads worn by Akuma in the Street Fighter game series, and the kanji he draws energy from.


  • Increased breath loss in the Snow biome is a reference to the icy water hazard from Banjo-Kazooie.

Axiom Verge[]

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil[]

Cave Story[]

  • Polaris ParrotfishPolaris Parrotfish, a reference to the "Polar Star" gun from the game Cave Story. The first line of the tooltip is directly quoted from its tooltip in Cave Story.

Armored Core[]

World of Warcraft[]


Donkey Kong Series[]

  • Blast BarrelBlast Barrel, a reference to the Donkey Kong game series, which frequently features explosive barrels that launch the player in certain directions. It can also be a reference to the Wii game of similar name.


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim[]

Bloons Tower Defense Series[]

Halo Series[]

FromSoftware Games[]

Epic Battle Fantasy Series[]

The Legend of Zelda Series[]

  • BarinadeBarinade, a reference to a boss in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time of the same name. In the game, Barinade is a large anemone which attacks via electric shocks.
  • In the mod's source files, the Bandit is referred to as 'THIEF', a reference to the game The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, in which the player's name is permanently changed to 'THIEF' if they ever steal from a shop.

Enter The Gungeon[]

Chiken Invaders Series[]

Portal 2[]

  • One of the quotes of the Cyborg NPC after Moon lord has been defeated will read "Always shoot for the moon! It has clearly worked before.", reference to the ending of the game Portal 2.

Metroid Series[]

  • Astrum Aureus design was inspired by the Security Robot B.O.X from Metroid Fusion, as both their appearance and movements are similar, and are also both cyborgs that have been infected by a space infection.
  • Also both Astrum Aureus and Astral enemies have hit sounds taken from Super Metroid.


Hollow Knight[]

  • Iron HeartIron Heart,a reference to the game Hollow Knight mode, "Steel Soul".
  • On Boss rush, there are five curses that can be enabled through the configuration options. Curses were inspired by the Pantheon Bindings from the game Hollow Knight. These Bindings would limit the stats of the player character and their abilities decently.



Resident Evil Series[]

Metal Gear Series[]

  • ExcelsusExcelsus, a reference to the second to last boss fight in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which is a massive robot known as MG Excelsus.
  • MurasamaMurasama, both appearance and description are a reference to the sword being carried by one of the game's main antagonists, Jetstream Sam.
  • Red SunRed Sun, both name and tooltip are a reference to the antagonist "Sundowner" from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Sundowner's boss song is named 'Red Sun' and the lyrics contain the line 'Red Sun over Paradise'.
  • RevengeanceRevengeance, a reference to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Revengeance being the highest difficulty of the game.
  • Draedon's HeartDraedon's Heart, effects and former tooltip (Nanomachines, son) are a reference to the final boss of the game, Armstrong Senator.
  • The mod also includes a health bar that shares appearance with the health bar of Metal Gear Raising: Revengeance.
  • One of the quotes of the Drunk Princess NPC after the devourer of gods has been defeated will read "I hear it's amazing when the famous purple-stuffed worm out in flap-jaw space with the tuning fork does a raw blink on Hara-kiri rock. I need scissors! 61!", reference to the lines spoken by the Colonel in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.

Kirby Series[]

Castlevania Series[]

A Hat in Time[]



Dragon Ball Z[]

  • Titan ArmTitan Arm, The base knockback statistic of 9001 is a reference to the famous quote "It's over 9000!" from the television series Dragon Ball Z.

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure[]

  • Stellar KnifeStellar Knife, The tooltip is a reference to The World ("Za Warudo"), a Stand capable of stopping time and is commonly used in conjunction with throwing knives.

Spongebob Squarepants[]

  • One of the quotes of the Drunk Princess NPC during the night will read "That's west, [Name of Player]. You're fired again.", a reference to Spongebob Squarepants.

Films and Music[]




  • One of the quotes of the Clothier NPC after Moon Lord has been defeated will read "Who you gonna call?.", a reference to the theme of the show Ghostbusters.

Blade Runner[]

  • One of the quotes of the Cyborg NPC during rain will read "All these moments will be lost in time. Like the rain", a reference to a famous monologue from the 1982 film Blade Runner.


  • ScryllarScryllar, its sprite is based on Gigan from the Godzilla franchise.

Star Wars[]

  • One of the quotes of the Guide NPC will read "I have this sudden shiver up my spine, like a meteor just fell and thousands of innocent creatures turned into monsters from the stars.", a reference to Obi-Wan Kenobi's "Disturbance in the Force" quote from Star Wars.

Indiana Jones[]

  • The Bandit’s name Indiana, and her quote regarding snakes is a reference to the character Indiana Jones from the Indiana Jones franchise.


  • One of the quotes of the Painter NPC if Archmage is present will read "Do you think [Name of Archmage] knows how to 'let it go?" ,a reference to the popular song Let It Go.

The Cab[]

  • Angelic ShotgunAngelic Shotgun, tooltip and name are a reference to the song "Angel with a Shotgun" by The Cab.

Pink Floyd[]

  • Dark SparkDark Spark, The tooltip is a quote from the song Eclipse from the Pink Floyd album, The Dark Side of the Moon.

Literature and Comics[]

The Iceman Cometh[]


  • Galactus BladeGalactus Blade, likely a reference to Galactus, the fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
  • Omega Blue armorOmega Blue armor, name for this armor is based on the Marvel character Omega Red, who also possesses tentacles.

H.P Lovecraft[]

  • AzathothAzathoth, a reference to a H.P. Lovecraft deity, Azathoth is said to be the king of the Outer Gods, whose dream constitutes all of reality.

Other Media[]


  • Conference CallConference Call, the tooltip is a reference to the @everyone and @here pings that the Discord software has.


  • LazinatorLazinator, a reference to the Zapinator, which in turn is a reference to a light gun peripheral for the NES.


  • lullul, a reference to the commonly used Twitch emote of the same name.

Popular Culture[]


  • Grand DadGrand Dad, the name and the weapon damage and knockback is a reference to a meme known as "7 GRAND DAD," a Chinese bootleg copy of The Flintstones, popularized by Vargskelethor a.k.a Joel from Vinesauce.
  • Burden BreakerBurden Breaker, the tooltip is a reference to the popular "Gotta go fast" meme catchphrase, popularised by Sega character Sonic.
  • Trash Can (pet)Trash Can (pet), is based on a famous episode from the show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, in which Danny DeVito, playing as Frank Reynolds, becomes a wrestler known as The Trash Man.
  • One of the quotes of the Drunk Princess NPC if Moon Lord has been defeated will read "There's chemicals in the water...and it's turning the frogs gay!", a reference to American radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
  • One of the quotes of the Merchant NPC during a solar eclipse will read "Are you daft?! Turn off those lamps!.", a reference to the "moth lamp" meme, mothron being a giant moth.
  • The Devourer of Gods' quote "Nothing personal, kid." is likely a reference to the "*Teleports Behind You* Nothing Personal, Kid" meme.

Other Mods[]

Tremor Mod[]

Omnir's Mod[]

  • OmnibladeOmniblade, Said 'Omnir' in the tooltip is a reference to Omnir's mod, one of the first highly popular Terraria mods.

Thorium Mod[]

Avalon and Exxo Avalon[]

Elemental Unleash Mod[]

  • Staff of BlushieStaff of Blushie, tooltip refers to "blue magic", which is a reference to the Bluemagic mod, now known as Elemental Unleash, developed by Blushiemagic. This weapon's effect may also be a reference to the Charm of Blushie, a weapon from said mod.

See Also[]