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From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

The term Easter egg referred to two distinct concepts related to a part of the celebration of the holiday of Easter on Earth.


Traditional meaning

The Tenth Doctor enjoys a chocolate Easter egg

As a part of Easter, many humans exchanged brightly-coloured chicken eggs or egg-shaped candy, typically by hiding them and then encouraging the recipients to find them.

A popular form of confectioneries Easter egg was one created of chocolate and wrapped in coloured tin foil. The Doctor partially ate one of these before giving the remainder to Christina de Souza out of concern for its sugary content damaging his teeth. (DW: Planet of the Dead)

DVD feature

The Doctor's easter egg for Sally Sparrow. (DW: Blink)

With the advent of digital entertainment, it became possible to hide some portions of a recording. Principally employed on DVDs, Easter eggs were not obvious on initial inspection of the recording's menu. On more careful examination, or through the use of sequences entered into the playback device's remote control, these "bonus features" could be found be accessed. Often, the content (or even existence) of the Easter egg would be further obscured when the manufacturer deliberately failed to mention the content on the packaging or in the list of contents.

In 2007, an Easter egg featuring the Doctor was discovered on 17 different DVD releases in Great Britain, leading to some interest among Internet users, including Larry Nightingale, due to the one-sided message's cryptic nature. It was later discovered that the message was recorded in 1969 and addressed to Sally Sparrow, as part of a time travel-related paradox caused by the interference of the Weeping Angels (the 17 DVDs represented Sally's complete collection of discs at that time). Billy Shipton, a former policeman who was transported back to 1969, was responsible for getting the message on the DVDs in such a way that not even the makers of the discs were aware of it. One of the Doctor's statements in the message, "The angels have the phone box", was made into a T-shirt design.

Unknown to anyone except the Doctor, the Easter egg message was encoded in such a way that if any of the DVDs containing it (or possibly a specific DVD, if Sparrow later indicated to the Doctor which film it was) were brought into the TARDIS it activated a prerecorded message identifying it as a control disc, good for a single TARDIS journey. Upon inserting the disc into a DVD drive mounted to the TARDIS' control console, the TARDIS dematerialized and returned to 1969. (DW: Blink)

Behind the scenes


Traditional meaning

In episode 13 of the fourth series of Doctor Who Confidential, actor Billie Piper revealed that chocolate Easter eggs plagued the filming of the finale of Series 4. According to her, the cast of the interior TARDIS scene — during which Earth gets towed home — had consumed copious quantities of eggs during filming. As a result, many of the actors were on a sugar rush, and therefore prone to bouts hyperactivity and giggling.

DVD feature

A "hidden" Doctor Who logo which gives access to the Easter egg contained on the region 2 release of The Mind Robber

Many classic-series Doctor Who DVD releases contain Easter Egg content, usually accessible by highlighting hidden areas on menu screens or, in a couple of cases, by letting an episode play to the very end. Examples of this content have included outtakes, interview clips, and continuity announcements. Some of the more unique Easter eggs have included a sample of a scene remastered via the VidFIRE technique included with The Tomb of the Cybermen, a hidden commentary track with David Tennant included with the Special Edition release of The Five Doctors, and a short tribute to Anthony Ainley (consisting of an outtake from the Destiny of the Doctors computer game) which was appended the end of episode 4 of The Keeper of Traken.

When the 2007 season of Doctor Who was released to DVD, the Blink Easter egg message was, appropriately, included in the set as an Easter egg.

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This page documents Secrets, Easter Eggs and Myths in the GTA III Era. For information on GTA IV, see Secrets and Easter Eggs in GTA IV.




A secret is a part of the game that is usually not intended to be accessed. For example, the buildings where cutscenes are animated often aren't normally accessible in-game, but they can be accessed through 3rd party trainers. The Andromada plane in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a real vehicle used in a cutscene, but is never made available to the player but there is a secret way to obtain it.


GTA San Andreas

Easter Eggs

Category:Easter Eggs

An easter egg is an intentional surprise or present placed into the game. For example, there is a sign on top of the Gant Bridge saying "There are no Easter Eggs up here, Go away".


GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas



A myth is a secret or Easter egg that does not actually exist, usually made up by the fans due to the complexity of the game. For example, many people believe that Bigfoot roams around the Back o' Beyond of San Andreas.

See Also

GTA games also contain a large number of references to popular culture, usually in their advertising, such as billboards showing "True Grime: Street Cleaners" as a reference to the popular "True Crime: Streets of LA". Usually they are categorized as Easter eggs.

Cheats are manual codes entered to alter gameplay, such as. These are created intentionally by Rockstar to allow gamers to have occasional fun without having to spend hours searching for the right vehicle or escaping a wanted level. However, many gamers use cheats throughout gameplay.

Modifications are alterations to the games such as vehicles, buildings, maps, player skin, textures, missions etc created by third-party sources (not Rockstar). Also, many tools exist to alter the gameplay experience, called Trainers, which can modify any number of things in real-time whilst you're playing a game, from spawning cars to enabling flight.

External Links

All GTA San Andreas Easter Eggs:

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From Halopedia, the Halo Wiki

Mythic Easter Egg on Sandbox
A virtual Easter egg is an intentional hidden message or feature in an object such as a movie, book, CD, DVD, computer program, or video game. The term draws a parallel with the custom of the Easter egg hunt observed in many western nations.

This practice is analogous to hidden signature motifs such as Diego Rivera including himself in his murals or Alfred Hitchcock's legendary cameo appearances.

Bungie has a long history of easter eggs, starting in Marathon, going on through to Myth, and finally its more recent games in the Halo series.


This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.


Pages in category "Easter Eggs"

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Media in category "Easter Eggs"

The following 12 files are in this category, out of 12 total.

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An Easter egg is hidden content intentionally inserted by the creators. With respect to Lost, such content may be:

  • hidden inside either the episodes themselves, where they range from personal jokes, to foreshadowing or development of a plotline or;
  • integrated within the retail DVD interfaces as hidden functions, interface behaviors, and full videos, where Easter eggs have become an expected part of this product industry.

The solutions to the code puzzles on the back of the Lost jigsaw puzzles may also be considered a form of Easter egg. Also, other media content such as comics and other television programs occasionally make allusions to Lost, which may also be considered Easter eggs.

The actual term Easter egg derives from the traditional Easter egg hunt, a Western holiday tradition where children search for Easter eggs which have been hidden outdoors. An Easter egg in the figurative sense is hidden content that creators of certain media, have decided to place within their creations, for reasons that may be personal, novelty, or in the case of DVDs, marketing reasons.


Season 1 Easter eggs

1x15: "Homecoming"

  • Charlie asks Lucy Heatherton where her father is and she replies "I think he's off buying some paper company up in Slough". This is a reference to the UK version of The Office, of which JJ Abrams is a fan.

1x17: "...In Translation"

  • When Jin arrives at Byung Han's house to deliver the "message", Hurley can be seen on the television in the background.

1x18: "Numbers"

1x22: "Born to Run"

  • When the screen shows Kate changing her license plate from Nebraska to Ohio, the county on the plate is listed as Shelby, its only city being Sidney, a reference to Sydney, Australia.


Season 2 Easter eggs

2x02: "Adrift"

  • As Sawyer and Michael cling onto the broken raft, a shark with a DHARMA logo visible on its fin swims past. This was confirmed as an Easter Egg rather than a plot clue (although it was later referenced jokingly when Jack was in the aquarium).

2x04: "Everybody Hates Hugo"

  • In Hurley's dream in the pantry, he takes a drink from a milk carton. On that carton is Walt and he is labeled as a missing child.

2x09: "What Kate Did"

  • When Kate visits Sam Austen there is a TV screen in the lower left hand corner. On TV, Sayid is getting arrested.

2x14: "One of Them"

2x15: "Maternity Leave"

  • The paintings hanging in the Staff OR for Claire's OB/GYN procedures are Georgia O'Keeffe's 1923 "Grey Line with Black, Blue and Yellow" and 1919 "Music: Pink and Blue II". O'Keeffe is known for paintings of flowers rendered to resemble female genitalia. These paintings were also visible in 3x16 "One of Us"

2x16: "The Whole Truth"



Season 3 Easter eggs

3x01: "A Tale of Two Cities"

3x03: "Further Instructions"

3x04: "Every Man for Himself"

3x07: "Not in Portland"

3x08: "Flashes Before Your Eyes"

3x13: "The Man from Tallahassee"

  • In a flashback, Locke can be seen watching an episode of Exposé while eating his dinner.

3x14: "Exposé"

  • During the scene of the filming of the Exposé TV show, the clapper board and directors chair show the name Stephen Williams, who was the actual director for Exposé.
  • Dr. Kincaid, the man who tended to Locke when he first became paralysed, is also mentioned in the episode "Exposé" when Paulo reads the description of the director he and Nikki had just killed. One of the shows it was said the director had been the mastermind of was "Dr. Kincaid Esquire".

3x16: "One of Us"

  • The waiting area of Herarat Aviation is seen. Herarat is an anagram of Earhart, which has led people to believe this references Amelia Earhart.
  • The paintings hanging in the Staff OR for Sabine's failed OB/GYN operation are Georgia O'Keefe's 1923 "Grey Line with Black, Blue and Yellow" and 1919 "Music: Pink and Blue II". O'Keefe is known for paintings of flowers rendered to resemble female genitalia. These paintings were also visible in 2x15 "Maternity Leave"

3x18: "D.O.C."

  • In flashback, when Sun went to visit her father at his offices, the company contained Korean script translating to Paik Heavy Industries. Moments later, Sun entered Mr. Paik's office, interrupting a conversation. This was the only Korean in the episode not subtitled. It was found that the individuals in the room were discussing forged shipping documents, and explicitly mentioned The Hanso Foundation (providing a hidden link to the Lost Experience).

3x19: The Brig

  • When Locke's father bites Locke in the hand and Locke withdraws and looks at the wound, you can briefly see the name "Alex" appear on Locke's arm. Probably a reference to the role Alex, Ben's daughter, will play later on.

3x20: "The Man Behind the Curtain"

3x21: "Greatest Hits"

  • During Charlie's flashback at the pool, someone in the background says "come on Desmond" Desmond is one of the main characters in season 3. This flashback is from when charlie was a young boy.

3x22: "Through the Looking Glass"

  • The name of the funeral parlor Jack goes to, "Hoffs/Drawlar," is an anagram for "Flash Forward".


Season 4 Easter eggs

4x01: "The Beginning of the End"

  • The letters H and O show up several times in this episode. "H" is the 8th letter of the alphabet and "O" is the 15th, together this makes 815.
  • When Hurley is talking to Abaddon the chalkboard behind them shows a drawing of a ship, an island, and a shark.

4x02:"Confirmed Dead"

  • The helicopter's marking is N842M.
  • Charlotte was said to be born on July 2, 1979. Amelia Earhart was pronounced missing on July 2, 1937; exactly 42 years earlier.
    • This is almost certainly a coincidence as Charlotte is clearly a small child in 1974 when the Survivors enter the DHARMA camp. The producers have stated that this was a production error; because the actress playing Charlotte was so much younger than they had originally intended, they used her real birthdate for that of the character, forgetting that this would contradict the rest of the story to come. Or, Ben was just lying.
  • While Miles kneels over Naomi's dead body, whispers can be heard. When the audio on the scene has been reversed, slowed down slightly, and cleaned up, the phrase "You gotta see it through" can be heard.


  • As Kate is entering the courtroom, a bearded man yells at her. When the audio is reversed, it is clear he is saying "We hate you!"

4x06:"The Other Woman"

4x07:"Ji Yeon"

  • Sun is watching a dubbed Korean version of the season 4 finale of Exposé before she switches off the TV and calls an ambulance as she is about to have her baby. Nikki and Mr. LaShade are briefly visible for a split second.

4x08: "Meet Kevin Johnson"

  • Kevin Johnson's passport number: HNSO12153 references Hanso (HNSO) and two of the Numbers 4 and 8 (1+2+1=4 and 5+3=8).

4x09: "The Shape of Things to Come"

  • Hurley and Sawyer played Risk. Sawyer twice rolled the dice, which read 16.
  • At the Sonar Fence, Alex pushes the Numbers 1623.

4x11: "Cabin Fever"

  • A Geronimo Jackson poster and photograph of Sir Richard Burton, explorer are visible in teenage Locke's locker.
  • The second protocol Keamy grabs from the safe has the same DHARMA symbol that Ben's parka had in "The Shape of Things to Come".

4x12:"There's No Place Like Home, Part 1" This was later revealed to be a significant part of the plot.

  • Membata, the name of the Island Oceanic claimed the Six lived on, is Indonesian for "doubt" or "uncertainty", linking to the lie.
  • A Geronimo Jackson record jacket can be seen near the DJ at Hurley's party.
    • As we see the Geronimo Jackson record, a kid, with the number 42 on his jersey comes in and out of frame. Another child has a jersey with the number 23.
  • What can be seen of Ben's mirror message, interpreted in Morse code, translates to "seise" [1]. The reply was "sii" [2] (although there may have been another letter after the "s" while Locke was raising his binoculars).
  • On the enhanced version, Jack revealed that Boone, Libby, and Charlie are the other 3 (in the cover up story) that died on the Island. These three characters are the only characters that have appeared in prominent visions of other characters after their demise: (Boone appearing to Locke, Libby appearing to Michael and Charlie appearing to Hurley).

4x13:"There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3"

  • As the Oceanic Six arrive on Sumba, the blocking and set dressing of Sumba's shore is similar to Elliott's second flashback from Lost: Via Domus.
  • The people in the Searcher speaking Portuguese are the same people seen in Live Together, Die Alone. The bizarre accent is the same heard in that episode, still neither European nor Brazilian, although closer to the latter. A list of countries speaking Portuguese may be found at [3]. The transcript goes:

(The castaways see the Searcher, Jack realizes they will have to lie)

- Aponta, lá adiante! Lá! (Point it there! Right there!)

- Uma jangada cheia de gente. São oito deles. (A raft filled with people. There are eight of them)

- De onde eles vieram(?)? De onde eles vieram? (Where did they come from(?)? Where did they come from?)

- Ei, aqui! Dá uma olhada aqui! (Hey, here! Take a look here!)

- Depressa! (Hurry!)

- Pega uns cobertores. E a caixa de primeiros socorros. Traga para aqui agora! (Get some blankets. And the first-aid kit. Bring them here now!)

- Uma jangada com pessoas, Ms. Widmore! Ms. Widmore, venha à proa! (A raft with people, Ms. Widmore! Ms. Widmore, come to the front of the boat!)

(Penny speaks)


DVD Easter eggs

Main article: Lost: The Complete First Season (DVD)#Easter eggs
Main article: Lost: The Complete Second Season (DVD)#Easter eggs
Main article: Lost: The Complete Third Season (DVD)#Easter eggs
Main article: Lost: The Complete Fourth Season (DVD)#Easter eggs
Main article: Lost: The Complete Fifth Season (DVD)#Easter eggs

All five Complete DVD box sets contain Easter eggs. These are viewed either by watching certain menu backgrounds for long enough or finding hidden menu options with your DVD controller. The majority of eggs are bloopers, behind the scenes footage or novelty items.

Lost: Via Domus Easter eggs


Jigsaw puzzles

Main article: Jigsaw puzzles

Between July 2006 and August 2007 a series of Lost themed jigsaw puzzles were released. Although seemingly each one a 1000 piece puzzle based on a particular theme, each puzzle when completed holds several secret messages when viewed in the dark. Gregg Nations, part of the Lost production and writing team, has cited information gained from the Easter eggs in this series of puzzles as canon[4].

See also

The following articles describe other content that might be considered to be easter eggs.

External links

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An Easter egg is a special treat hidden in something, (a comic book, a web site, a DVD) as a reward for the person who finds it. Since an Easter egg presumably requires extra effort to find or recognize, it represents a reward for the more 'hardcore' fan.

Example Easter egg: Some of the trashed bodies in the Quintesson jail cell in Transformers: The Movie are recolored robots from the Gundam series, a long-running Japanese robot franchise.

Easter eggs: threat or menace?

So is it actually Devcon, or is he...?

Easter eggs are generally enjoyed by most fans... when used with restraint. Dreamwave was notable for its frequent unrestrained use of Easter Eggs; often Japanese logos on Cybertron or obscure toys and background characters.

Unfortunately, the frequent use of such Easter Eggs resulted in some confusion. Is the Empty near the Old Slave Trails (at right) actually Devcon... or did the writer/artist simply throw him in as a fanwank to cause 20-something fans to go OMG! I rcgniz taht 1! and experience near-orgasmic nostalgic delight quite independent of what's actually going on in the story? This could be compared to a "walk-on cameo" by an actor previously associated with the franchise, like if William Shatner appeared in a crowd shot in Star Trek: Enterprise... except in this case Shatner would be dressed like Captain Kirk, but not intended to be him, which is really more weird than pleasing.

First Encounter, the pilot for the Armada cartoon series, has a scene wherein multiple "lookalikes" of Generation One characters appear... but are not supposed to actually be those characters. It is considered by some to be the highlight of an otherwise plain episode.

The problem of intentionality

Aero Raid is the spiky set of wings right below Shouki's armpit.

Possibly the best example of the problem of unrestrained Easter-egging is in Dreamwave's G1 ongoing #3. In a large meeting-hall scene, several Japanese and Generation 2 Transformers are used as crowdfiller. Most of the Transformers in attendance can be assumed to "be" themselves -- but there is a problem with one of the Generation 2 Cyberjets. Specifically, the character this toy represents (Air Raid) is both on Earth and dead at this point in the ongoing story. As it can not be Air Raid, we are left with three choices;

  1. It is actually Aero Raid, a Japanese character that, despite having one toy (this one) identical to Air Raid's, is a separate character.
  2. It is a previously unknown robot identical to both Air Raid and Aero Raid.
  3. None of these robots actually represent any particular character -- they're just throwing in the likeness of obscure characters to thrill readers, they're not actually supposed to be those characters.

Option #2 means that we cannot trust anything we read/watch to tell us anything meaningful about the Universe. The non-speaking robot we assume is Gears in the episode Day of the Machines may in fact be an unrelated identical twin.

Option #3 means that Devcon was not Devcon -- and Gears may not be Gears (after all, the script probably didn't name him by name, he was just added to fill in the background of Autobot Headquarters!) A character is only "there" if they are intended to be there by the writers.

Option #1 means that it was Aero Raid in the crowd, even though the writer/artist almost certainly intended it to be Air Raid. This is an argument against author intention, essentially saying "the story says what it says, and if Bush didn't know what he was saying... well he still said it."

By default, a limited version of Option #1 is used on this Wiki. Easter eggs are treated at face value unless it makes no sense to do so.

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City of Heroes

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"Easter Egg" is the slang term used to describe a hidden message or feature in an object such as a movie, CD, DVD, computer program, video game, or other computer related product. The "City of" franchise has many easter eggs hidden within it.

Many of what at first seem to be Easter Eggs are infact Ingame References and can be found there.

Visual References

  • A photo of the beta city of heroes design team can be found behind the nurse's counter in most hospitals.
  • In Mercy Island prior to the launch of the Black Market, a suspiciously familiar 1980's Freightliner cabover semi could be seen parked, at location 2078.5 239.1 990.5; it has since been replaced by the standard Black Market truck, which is colored blue (like Powered Convoy), has a changed license plate that no longer begins with "OP," and lacks the stripe on the closed side of its trailer. Note that the trucks parked at Wentworths in hero zones have the same new cab as the Black Market trucks, but retain the striped trailers of the original.
  • In Grandville, deep in the tunnels under the zone, can be found a Developer's Dungeon, with cubes for most of the design team.
  • In the Northwest part of St. Martial there is a skeleton that appears as if it is being hanged from the large tree. If the camera view gets too close, the skeleton disappears.
  • In Wentworths' back storage room, there are pinball machines with the City of Heroes splash page on the back.


See Ingame References.


Sometime before April 2005, a couple of powers were added to the pigg files. Based upon Positron's post regarding the 2006 Jester badge image, they were probably just added as an April Fool's joke on the people who went looking into the pigg data files.

Toy Bat Minor Smash damage (Special)
This bat is covered with a soft foam-like material cushioning its impact. The toy bat does Trivial damage to villains, but can also be used against allies for no damage. And lets face it, some of your 'friends' deserve it. Damage (Villains Only): Trivial, Recharge: Very Fast.


The Jester badge image was added to the pigg data files around the beginning of March, 2006. The image led to much talk about the possiblility of an April Fool's event. After April had come and gone, Positron revealed the joke by saying:
April's Fool never being gettable IS the joke. It was put into the files as a joke badge that was never going to be given out. There is no honest way to get this badge, and there was never anything planned, either. The only way to get the badge is to be a dev and use a special command, and even then, it doesn't last upon zoning.
The Egg Hunter Badge can be found inside the Cryptic Lounge, a small room hidden in Faultline.


The dice7 emote is unlocked by earning the Burkholder's Bane Badge for Heroes.

The ListenStolenPoliceBand emote is unlocked with the Outlaw Badge[1]

Mercedes Lackey Books

There is a shelf of Mercedes Lackey books downstairs at the back of the university library in Croatoa. Lackey is a regular player in the game and this object acknowledges that as well as the good relationship between Lackey and the game development team. Lackey has contributed to COH mythos by writing a short story for an online COH publication. The "Secret Worlds" stories apparently grew out of a group of friends that played with Lackey. Lackey reports that she tends to play almost exclusively hero side; disliking the idea of being a villain.



External Links

Wikipedia on Easter Eggs


  1. BackAlleyBrawler confirms ListenStolenPoliceBand

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