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Gender Male
Occupations Spirit
Affiliations Henry Stickmin

Dr. Vinschpinsilstien (Potentially)

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Status Presumed Deceased (Revenged)

Likely Non-Existent (Other pathways)

Cause of Death Erased after Henry Stickmin’s life sustaining cybernetics gave out. (R)
Voiced by Marcus Bromander

I have punched you into an alternate timeline. In this timeline you were never defeated by Henry, Henry never took control of the Toppats. You never even met. Now you're just a feeble man.
― Reference to Right Hand Man[src]

Reference is a close-range type Spirit that appears in Completing the Mission. His spirit user is Henry Stickmin, and has a purple appearance with long, dark pink eyes.


Reference has the ability to swap positions with its user instantaneously, or swap appearances with each other in order to deceive the enemy. Reference can also punch an enemy into an alternative timeline they see fit.


Reference and his spirit user, Henry Stickmin, can become very cocky when fighting their enemy which often leads them both into tough situations. However, they are both also incredibly resourceful and powerful which contributes to their cocky nature.


Reference appears during the "Revenged" pathway, during the Spirit Forme fail. He is completely purple in color, and has red eyes.


  • "AAAAAH"
  • "Failure! Failure! Failure! Failure! Failure! Failure! Failure! Failure! Failure! Failure! Failure! Failure!"
  • "I have punched you into an alternate timeline."
  • "In this timeline you were never defeated by Henry. Henry never took control of the Toppats. You never even met."
  • "Now you’re just a feeble man."


  • Visually, Reference resembles some Stands in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, such as Gold Experience and Echoes.
  • Reference's repeated cries of "Failure!" are reminiscent of Stand cries, the repeated battle cry that some Stands in the JoJo series have, usually shouted while delivering a barrage of punches (eg. "ORA ORA ORA ORA!").
  • Reference's spirit cry of "Failure! Failure! Failure!" references Dio Brando from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Specifically, it references the scenes where Dio yells "MUDA MUDA MUDA!". "Muda" is a Japanese word, meaning "futility; uselessness; wastefulness" when translated to English.
  • The difference between the Spirit's name in the subtitles ("Reference") and the dub ("Tribute") is a reference to how most Stand names in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure are changed slightly in localizations to avoid copyright infringement, since most of those names derive from titles of songs, albums, and names of musical artists and groups.
  • The ability of "Reference" could actually be a reference to a specific stand in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's franchise, Funny Valentine's "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheep" (D4C) Which allowed its user to hop between timeline, similarly to how Reference can punch someone into an alternate time, as seen with his punch to The Right-Hand man.


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