3 November 2023

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Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix - 8 Ubisoft Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

This article contains spoilers for the Netflix show Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix.

Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix is Ubisoft Film & Television's first adult animated show, created by Adi Shankar (Castlevania) and inspired by Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. The show features remixed versions of characters from the Ubisoft universe, like Marcus Holloway from Watch Dogs 2; Jade and Pey'j from Beyond Good and Evil; Pagan Min from Far Cry 4; Alex Taylor from The Crew; and Rayman from, well, the Rayman franchise. But the Ubisoft references don't stop with character inspirations; they extend to broader references as well. Some are fairly obvious, like Bullfrog, the amphibious white-cloaked assassin inspired by the Assassin's Creed franchise, or the Universal Basic Income (UBI...soft) credits. Others, however, might be a little easier to miss. Here are some Ubisoft Easter eggs in Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix to keep an eye out for in your first (or second) viewing of the Netflix original.

Niji Six - Rainbow Six Siege

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The colorful Niji Six are an unmissable element in Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix; the squad frequently shows up at the worst possible moment to stop Dolph Laserhawk. The easter egg is in the name: "Niji" means "rainbow" in Japanese, a direct reference to Rainbow Six Siege. Plus, if you pay attention to their fight sequences, you'll notice they slip into very familiar tactical formations, like Blue shielding his team from damage.

OG Rayman - Rayman

Rayman is a major character in Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix, serving as the face and voice of Eden - whether he likes it or not. As a public figure, this remixed version of the beloved character sports a flashy but formal purple suit and red bowtie, a far cry from his signature look in the Glade of Dreams. However, during a flashback for Rayman in Episode 5, viewers can see Rayman in his red hoodie from the original game. As an added reference to the games, there's a Globox suit option for Pey'j in Episode 2.

T-Bone - Watch Dogs

Marcus Holloway isn't the only DedSec member in Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix. T-Bone, who Watch Dogs fans will remember as a legendary hacker and Blume whistleblower that helps Aiden in Chicago and, later, Marcus in San Francisco, makes an appearance during a flashback in Episode 4. If you watch closely, Wrench, Horatio, and Sitara also appear on screen. T-Bone's story continues in the final episode of the show as well, in a showdown you won't want to miss.

Kaiju - Rayman Raving Rabbids

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In episode 3, Alex Taylor opens a portal to another dimension, allowing Gojira-like Rabbids to enter Eden and wreak havoc on MegaCity 2. It's a unique (if gruesome) take on the otherwise cute (if chaotic) creatures that usually stick to antics involving plungers and washing machines. During the Kaiju rampage, Rayman also makes a comment that they're from Dimension X, the same dimension he came from, alluding to the fact that the rabbids got their start in the Rayman game Rayman Raving Rabbids.

DedSec - Watch Dogs 2

The DedSec logo is pretty hard to miss in the show's first episode, calling citizens of Eden to join the hacktivist group after the apparent death of Marcus Holloway. Later, in episode four, during Sarah Fisher's flashback, you get to see the DedSec team in action, complete with the logo spray-painted on the wall. What's easier to miss is when Sam Fisher, while trying to find DedSec, calls Marcus Zer0. It's a remixed version of his moniker Retr0 in Watch Dogs 2 (and perhaps a nod to Sam Fisher's own Operator nickname in Rainbow Six Siege).

Night-Vision Goggles - Splinter Cell

Sam Fisher is an older, remixed version of himself from the Splinter Cell games - a former special-ops agent trying to smuggle his daughter into a better life. However, that doesn't stop his iconic night-vision goggles from making an appearance in episode four (albeit in Sarah's trash can). Later in the episode, Sam dons them once again to break Marcus out of prison. The goggles also make a final appearance in the last episode of Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix, flashing in the corner of the screen just before the credits roll.

Must Dance - Just Dance

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Must Dance is a live show with 500 UBI credits for competitors to win. That's all the information we get from the quick commercials and flashes of billboards for Eden's game show. The neon lights illuminating its billboards and exuberant avatar outlines seen in Episode 1 suggest the content of the show is inspired by its real-life counterpart, Just Dance.

Vaas Diner - Far Cry 3

In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it reference, the Vaas Diner appears briefly in episode two before being squashed into oblivion by a raging Kaiju. It's a reference to another Far Cry villain: Vaas Montenegro, who makes your escape from the Rook Islands very dangerous indeed early in Far Cry 3.

You can watch Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix today exclusively on Netflix, and all of the games it references are available for purchase on the Ubisoft Store and are included with a Ubisoft+ subscription. For an interactive experience with the show, be sure to check out Eden Online and follow Eden on X (formerly Twitter). To learn more about the show, check out an interview with creator and executive producer Adi Shankar about the show's remixed characters, and stay tuned to Ubisoft News for more updates.