Seeking help with finding references and easter eggs within the Minions write-ups and names.
I am only a Farrow player for now, but lets try to get in Blindwater too if you know any.
Farrow - to give birth to a litter of pigs
Overall there are some definite similarities between farrow and the orcs from the Mary Gentle's novel Grunts.
I'm going to go and re-read this book and get back to the thread.
Name - Field Marshal The Lord Carver of Britain
Hand of God - Reference to Black Sabbath - War Pigs lyrics "No more war pigs of the power, hand of god has struck the hour."
Quagmire - "A tactical defense made when defending a territory close to a river. Defenders would dig channels for the river to run in & turn the land into a quagmire" - wiki
Batten down the Hatches - old nautical term to secure the wooden battens, prepare for disaster
Hand of God = H.O.G. (TheLoki)
Golden Horde = Mongolian Empire
Name can mean paradise or pastoral...hardly seems to fit
Any similarities between him and Fabius Bile are of course a complete coincidence (nudge nudge wink wink) as they both build off the classics and greats Dr. Frankenstein and Dr. Moreau, Dr. Arcane (c-mac), Howard West (Marth)
Sturm und Drang
German - Storm and Drive/Urge/Stress, artistic movement and style
Named after one of the gangs of New York, 1850's
Rorsh and Brine
Pigpen - possible reference to Charlie Brown character (makes a mess)
Souie - a Cheer, Woo Pig Souie!" for the University Razorback football team, pig call (satrywyld)
Name - common term for american/austrailian boars
- 1984 Australian horror film
- the football team
Full Boar - phrase from full cylinder (engine) or full barrel (guns) for max power
Hog Wild - name of a 1980s motorcycle gang movie and a song by Hank Williams, not sure if either are the references or just the straight pun
Pig Iron = also a type of crude iron (gaminguy)
Star Trek - Klingons kept domesticated Targs as pets, Boar-like, Worf had one, Molly O'Brien had a stuffed toy one
Name - likely a reference to the apostle Barnabas
Black Tide - American heavy metal band (?) and refers to a massive oil spill
Name - A Jamaican word for a trap for birds and animals
Bad Religion - 1980s Punk Rock band, Godsmack song (Draxos)
Death Harvest - possible reference to a book by Christopher Doty about two riverboats crashing and mass drowning
Name = a WWF pronunciation (gaminguy)
I suspect there are many more I am missing