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There are a ton of sets and legendary items in Diablo III. Several of them are inspired from other game/story universes or some event in them. I found out about a few through the forums or Game Guide comments, examples:

  • Guardian's Regalia: reference to Magneto from X-Men
  • Wondrous Deflectors: Wonder Woman reference
  • The Burning Axe of Sankis: refers to a specific incident in a game of Dwarf Fortress

What are the various references in such items? I am interested in a full list, with more details on the lesser known ones (e.g. Axe of Sankis)

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closed as too broad by StrixVaria, Frank, Sterno, Wipqozn, Ash Jan 24 '14 at 21:19

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

I'm voting to close this as too broad, Alok, because as you said there are a ton of sets and legendary items, and a good answer would essentially be a wiki page describing all of them, which is not something the Q&A format is good at. I think questions about specific items would probably be okay, though. – Sterno Jan 24 '14 at 21:18
@Sterno Sounds good, I think its a smaller list than I expected - but it seems to be still too broad, and hasn't even got a single quality answer (I also didn't follow up and research it myself :/ ) – Alok Jan 25 '14 at 5:46

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