I'm sure most of you noticed interesting trivia behind some of the hero ability names, for instance X-23's L6 ability, which references well-know song by Nancy Sinatra, "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'". Well, since there are probably more of those, I'm gonna list the ones I've noticed so far, and you can throw your ideas in comments. It's not of any real importance in game, but I'm bored, so let's dance. :D

P.S. Lots of people on chat have joined in on collecting references and trivia behind hero ability names, so you're free to join as well. :)

B - C


The Jungle - Named after the book; "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
War and Peace - Named after the book; "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
The Grapes of Wrath - Named after the book; "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck
A Farewell to Arms - Named after the book; "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway
Catch-22 (passive) - Named after the book; "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller
Bleak House (passive) - Named after the book; "Bleak House" by Charles Dickens

Black Cat

Cat Scratch
Unlucky Strike - There is also "Unlucky Strike" manga
Stroke of Luck - an idiom; piece of good luck
Nerve Chop
Catty (passive) - refers to someone who's spiteful or someone who displays catlike behaviour

Black Knight

Ebony Blade - BK's sword in comics
Shield of Night - BK's shield in comics
Valinor - Possible reference to J. R. R. Tolkien's works, Valinor ; also, name of Black Night's horse in comics

Black Panther

Anti-Metal Claws
Wakandan Arts
Panther Stance
Vibranium Daggers
Eye of the Panther (buff) - Possible reference to a song; "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor

Black Widow

Martial Arts Combo
Widow's Bite a high frequency electrostatic charge that also act as percussive energy blasts
Flying Kick - a type of kick in certain martial arts; special case of jump kick.
Widowmaker - a medical term 


Plasma Rifle
Askani Arts - Askani is an organization in one of the future/aletrnative timelines, known as Earth-4935
Temporal Shift - an event in which a person or thing is transported out of their timeline into another point within space-time continuum; also present in Star Trek

Psionic Spikes
Telekinetic Slam
Techno-Organic Rampage
Force of Will

Captain America

Shield Bash
Leading Strike
Shield Throw
Shield Guard

Captain Britain

The Lion of Avalon (passive) - Avalon is a legendary island from King Arthur myths, place where Excalibur was forged 
Heir to the Otherworld (passive) - Otherworld is a fictional dimension in Marvel universe, with Avalon being only a small part of it
Roar of Valor (passive) - "roar" as a reference to lions, "valor" as courage and/or virtue ethics

Right is Might - possible reference on Captain Britain's hero origin; he chose Amulet of Right instead of Sword of Might
Save the Queen - "God Save the Queen" UK national anthem; also a song by Sex Pistols
Smashing - reference to Nigel Thornberry
Britannic - famous ship; also a former nickname of Captain Britain


Steel Fists
Steel Curtain - reference to defensive line of american football team, Pittsburgh Steelers
Colossal Smash
Steel Fortress (passive)


Optic Blast
Exploit Weakness
Evasive Maneuvers
Mega Optic Blast

D - G


Billy Club - another term for baton
Radar Sense
Snap Kick - martial arts technique
Manrikigusari - "manrikigusari" means "ten thousand power chain"


Sharp Pointy Things
Bang Bang Bang!
No Holds Barred
Happy to See You
Level 16 Ranger (buff)

Dr. Strange

Bolts of Balthakk
Teresing Boost
Vapors of Valtorr
Shield of the Seraphim

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