ByKen McDonnell, writer at Creators.co
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The titans have landed, crashing onto the first-person shooter scene and annihilating the opposition with breathtaking speed. #Titanfall2 has been lavished with praise, with certain reviewers calling it the pinnacle of the FPS genre. It's not exactly competing on the same epic scale as Battlefield 1's take on WW1, but Respawn Entertainment has demonstrated that they can surpass anything Call of Duty throws their way—even in the realm of easter eggs.

But the easter eggs relating to the eject lines pilot's shout as they launch out of their erupting titans are perhaps the game's best.

Titanfall 2: All The Movies, Songs & TV Shows The Titan Eject Lines Reference

When you eject from your titan in this bombastic shooter, your pilot is thrown into the air and he generally shouts a pretty standard line as he rockets towards the sky—stuff like, "PILOT EJECTING", "EJECT NOW EJECT" and "DESTRUCT SEQUENCE ENGAGED". But there are 27 rare easter egg lines that you could be lucky enough to hear during the pilot's final moments inside his titan. Can you get all the references?

"It was fun."

Alright, you got me. They're not all pertaining to movies and TV shows... unless of course someone knows what this is from? Essentially, in my mind, the pilot is all like, "It was fun while it lasted," before blowing up his awe-inspiring titan with this line.

"Ain't over till it's over."

I like to think the developers are referencing the Lenny Kravitz song with this one. Just imagine sitting in your titan and this starts playing as all of the hulk's features start failing.

You stare at your enemy with tears in your eyes as you slowly push the eject button, singing to yourself, "So many tears I've cri-ied, so much pain inside, but, baby, it ain't over till it's over."

Either that, or a reference to the immortal Rocky Balboa.

"Until next time, then."

I think this is just another example of the developers wanting the pilot to say something "cool" before kicking it. I guess it's pretty cool.

"Second star to the right."

And straight on till morning. This is a little reference to Peter Pan right here, and I feel like we all need to listen to the song featured in the Disney classic right now.

The nostalgia hurts. Those vocals, man. Nice one, Titanfall 2.

"Go get 'em, tiger."

There are plenty of movies and shows that use this line. However, I like to think that the developers where referencing the line uttered by Kirsten Dunst in Sam Raimi's classic, Spider-Man 2. It's said right at the end of the movie, so be careful if you don't want it spoiled.

Spoiler: He goes and gets 'em.

"Make it so."

A reference to the catchphrase of Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, this line will make you want to burst out into song. What, you haven't heard this "Make It So" Christmas special?!

"See you on the other side."

There are so many things that this could be referencing. Which one do you think it is?

  • The Ozzy Osbourne song, "See You on The Other Side".
  • The line uttered by Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters when he's talking to Ray.
  • The line said by Jason Bourne before embarking on a mission.
  • Every science fiction film ever.

"Wait for the wheel."

I'm not entirely sure, but this could actually be a reference to a line in Farscape. Check out the scene:

"Do not throw your shot."

Yet again, I'm not completely certain, but could this be a reference to the Hamilton musical? It's said during this particular tune:

"Drop and burn 'em."

Another Hamilton line?! Could it be so?! You'll find the line tucked away in here:

"Exhibit no restraint."

I got nothing. Just another cool line? Or perhaps something that I didn't catch. What do you think?

"Rip and Saw."

This, my friends, is a rip saw. I bet you one of the developers has a fetish for these things.

"Code zero zero zero. Destruct. Zero."

Another wonderful Star Trek reference, this time coming from the original TV series. Here's the exchange:

Mr. Spock: Negative, Captain. We are still headed directly for Cheron.

Computer voice: Destruct sequence engaged. Awaiting final code for 30 second countdown.

Captain James T. Kirk: Computer, this is Captain James Kirk of the USS Enterprise. Begin 30 second countdown. Code zero-zero-zero-destruct-zero.

Computer voice: 30 seconds... 29... 28... 27...

"Authorization Alpha-Alpha 3-0-5."

This one comes from Star Trek: Nemesis (a lot of ST, huh?).

"Picard, authorization Alpha-Alpha-3-0-5"

"Have just the greatest day."

What do I look like, some kind of quotation God? I have no idea where this is from! There's a Smashing Pumpkins song that says "today is the greatest day I've ever know," but that's all I got for ya. Do you know more?!

"Avenge me."

Guys, I'm not even kidding! It's legitimately another line from Spider-Man 2, possibly the most poorly delivered exchange in the film—I love it!

Nice acting, boys.

"Stay Safe."

I say this all the time. One of my friends leaves a party drunk: "Stay safe!" One of my friends decides to stick a knife in a toaster: "Stay safe!" One of my friends embarks upon a journey to rekindle their relationship with their long lost parent when in fact I know they've been dead for years and the realization will crush them but the trip to Venezuela will do them good: "Stay safe!"

Anyone else know what this from...?

"Situation normal."

No Stark Trek this time, no no. This time it's STAR WARS!

"PROTOCOL <3"

I wanna hear how the game says this. Does the pilot actually say "heart"? Or do they scream out, "PROTOCOL LESS THAN 3!" That's what I really wanna know.

"Fly, you fool."

No, Gandalf. Please don't go.

NOOOOOOO!

"Never give up. Never surrender."

Galaxy Quest is one of the greatest comedies ever made. This particular line is Tim Allen's cocky character's catchphrase (dat awkward alliteration). Here are a few instances of it being said in the film:

Respawn has a pretty good taste in movies.

"In case of doubt, attack."

This is actually one of the more famous quotes from the infamous war general, George S. Patton. I urge you to watch the film if you've yet to see it, but here's one of the most impressive sections from his bleak biopic, starring the wondrous George C. Scott.

Now that's how you act. Take note, Spider-Man 2 cast.

"You’re never beaten until you admit it."

Also a George S. Patton quote. I wonder if the developers are fans of the film or the man...

"Wrong us, shall we not revenge?"

A Shakespeare quote in a video game?! What is this madness?! This here is a quote from The Merchant of Venice, uttered by Shylock in one of the most famous quotes in history.

“If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?"

"Till all are one."

"Till All Are One" is a soundtrack that contains musical compositions from The Transformers: The Movie. I really hope this is not what the developers were referencing...

"Nothing but the rain."

Battlestar Galactica has been absent from the list up until this point. We knew it was coming, and here it is. What do hear, Starbuck?

"Sometimes, you have to roll a hard six."

This is a combat term, meaning that sometimes you gotta take risks, and is most famously used in Battlestar Galactica.

Did we miss any references? Comment below!