• Them's Fightin' Herds is now out on Early Access!
    You can buy it from these links.
    Humble Bundle // Steam

  • Them's Fightin' Herds

    Current Version: Early Access 17.2: 7.8.2019

Palette Reference Guide

J. Renfield

Backers' Beta Tester
Backers' Beta Tester
Nov 19, 2017
11
18
Dunno if this is the place to post this, but, um....guess, intro first since this is my first post.

Well, I've been watching the development of this game since it was originally the Lawyer Friendly Equines:fim one. Was saddened by the C&D, surprised and amazed at Lauren helping and feeling glad at the game's progress from its kickstarter to just now. Incidentally, I am a backer as well (hope I can get to hear the wonderful soundtrack soon to add to my library!)

Ok, enough about me. See, I'm making a list of what special palette swaps each character has. I have a few so far, but if anyone can help make the list grow, I'd be grateful. Here's what I got so far.


:arizona:
- Milkpool (Deadpool obviously)
- Milk Delivery Service (the Lawyer Friendly Equines NSFW fan character, Milky Way)

:Velvet:
Nothing...

:oleander:

- Biznis (Princess Unikitty)
- Dusk Royalty (LoZ's Midna)
- Demon Child (TT's Raven)
- The Last (Lady Amalthea)
- Fifth Gen (Zebstrika Pokemon)

:Paprika:
- Emperor (Kuzco)
- Crossing (Animal Crossing's Reese)
- Merchant (Animal Crossing's Cyrus)
- Smash! ((Hulk)

:Pom:
- Woah Mama (Johnny Bravo)
- In League (LoL's Kindred)

:Tianhuo:
- Clever Girl (Jurassic Park Raptor)
- Welcome To Die (Magneto)
- Mega X (Mega Charizard-X Pokemon)
- Guardian Spirit (Mushu)
- In Another Castle (SMB's Bowser)
- Fire Type (Rapidash Pokemon)
- Wicked (Maleficent)
- Blue Eyes (Yugioh)

That's all I have for now. I'd be grateful if anyone can help me identify more of the palette references. Thanks again.
 

Daisyhead

Backers' Beta Tester
Backers' Beta Tester
Oct 17, 2016
8
16
tian:
Origin goddess is amatarasu from okami
athletic footwear i think is an inside joke from years ago during production. need confirmation because i don't remember
spyral and spyraler looks to be spyro
game of deaths is bruce lee

Oleander:
captain is captain kirk
mab is queen chrsyalis
Dj is Dj pon-3
ark-ham is joker
hallowed is the wicked witch i think

Arizona
Lactose free is the lactaid cow
cheerful is the laughing cow
how now is in reference to how now brown cow
moo moo farm is miltank

Pom
Catch em all is flaaffy (shout out to pokemon)
 

Rikers

Stampeding Adventurer~
Backers' Beta Tester
Jun 24, 2016
8
8
Pom: Catch 'Em All = Mareep from Pokemon
Mutton Chops = Dawn Bellwether from Zootopia and Nick Wilde as her dogs

Tianhuo has two Spyro colors.. for some reason?

Oleander: Ark Ham is obviously Joker from Batman
Powerful is Trixie from Lawyer Friendly Equines
Mab looks a lot like Queen Chrysalis also from Lawyer Friendly Equines
DJ is Vinyl Scratch also also from Lawyer Friendly Equines
Flora also makes me think of another Lawyer Friendly Equines character lmao

Arizona's Blue Cow makes me think of Paul Bunyan's Ox buddy, Babe. I've never really seen another cow-like character who was blue haha.

There's a million palettes that look very familiar but I can't tell what they areee
I'm dying at all these tennis shoe palettes tho
Edit: Dang it, I was in the middle of researching stuff that I didn't notice a new post was submitted D:
Pom
Catch em all is flaaffy (shout out to pokemon)
Flaaffy is the pink one, yo
 

Gadget

(Clockworking)
Crowdfund Backer
Feb 5, 2016
4
14
Redmond, WA
Velvet's Ice & Fire = Braxien (Pokemon)


Oleander's Hero = Izuku Midoriya / Deku (My Hero Academia)


Tianhuo's Not Pepared = Illidan Stormrage (World of Warcraft)


Arizona's Blue Cow = Babe the Blue Ox


Arizona's Cheerful = The Laughing Cow

Arizona's Lactose Free = Lactaid cow


Arizona's Milk Delivery Service = Milky Way


I'll update this post if I find more.
 
Last edited:

ty4brawl

Feed b ack
Backers' Beta Tester
Feb 4, 2016
480
1,858
FL
discord.gg
This video shows off the various pallets, and will probably help this thread.

I'm going to assume this is a backer palette... because it's really awkward to imagine the developers' internal discussion about it. lol
Anything not credited to mane6 itself is a backer palette.
It looks like it's a mane6 pallet.
 

J. Renfield

Backers' Beta Tester
Backers' Beta Tester
Nov 19, 2017
11
18
Thank you everyone. This has been real helpful. Though I wonder which pokemon Pom's Catch Em All refers to. It's definitely not Flaafy, and the wool isn't yellow to be Mareep. Hmmm...

Still thanks everyone. Keep 'em coming!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Delusional Dreamer

Rikers

Stampeding Adventurer~
Backers' Beta Tester
Jun 24, 2016
8
8
Velvet's Ice & Fire = Fennekin (Pokemon)



Tianhuo's Not Pepared = Illidan Stormrage (World of Warcraft)
I didn't even realize but that's actually Braixen. Note the white forelegs/black hindlegs, the white underbelly fur and the brown spot on her tail is supposed to be the stick it wields. Good eye though, I'm bad at figuring out references lmao

 

J. Renfield

Backers' Beta Tester
Backers' Beta Tester
Nov 19, 2017
11
18
Hmmmm indeed.
View attachment 2528

I mean, it makes sense since mareep is a sheep
My bad then. Thanks for clearing the misunderstanding.

Now then, according to my stats, the one with more identifiable references is Tian with 11, with Olly a close second with 10 and Ari has third with 6. Pom and Pap both have 4 and smugdeer only has 2. Hope there's more references identified.

On the subject of palette changes, if I had a choice I'd give Paprika one consisting of a red head area, blue body, white blanket and black hooves. I'd call it "Cuddly Wuddly". A cookie to anyone who gets my ref and why it makes sense.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Delusional Dreamer

Rikers

Stampeding Adventurer~
Backers' Beta Tester
Jun 24, 2016
8
8
It's cool, I should've put images to point out the references, to be honest haha

Those color choices make me think of beanie babies lol
 

QuoteMarks

This is a bug.
Nov 23, 2017
52
216
I'm not sure cause I haven't seen the show, but I think its a Gundam Reference.


What you can find with an image search.
 
Last edited:

SmokeRulz

Where there is smoke, there is fire!
Backers' Beta Tester
Feb 3, 2016
338
505
I guess I can try and compile everything here into one post. Some of these I don't know the answer to, or if they're even references to anything at all. Some of them SEEM like it, or at least have a kind of "codename" that suggests they're a reference to something.

Some of these are obvious, some of them I figured out myself, and others I got from this very thread! Thanks, helpful people who watch more shows and play more games than I do!


VELVET :Velvet:
Most of her colors seem to not actually be specific references, they're just really pretty colors for her, most of which being very winter-based. Some of them seem like they have codenames, though, so I included them here just in case they're references? The rest I left out.

Just Fabulous - That dang tennis shoe
640 - Virizion (Pokemon)
Oh Deer - IRL reindeer
Aura - ?
Ice & Fire - Braixen (Pokemon)
Chilling - ?
Niflheim - ?
Valentino - ?
VIP - ?
Bird of Prey - ?


TIANHUO :Tianhuo:
She seems to be loaded with references, though I'm not 100% sure, of course. If it sounds like a codename or looks like a reference to something, I've included it, though some of these could actually just be wicked cool colors and not actually references.

Baine - ?
Clever Girl - Blue the raptor (Jurassic World)
Under the Mountain - Smaug (LotR Animated Series)
Ember - Cynder (Spyro series) (nice codename there lol)
Origin Goddess - Amaterasu (Okami)
Welcome to Die - Magneto (X-Men)
Mega X - Mega Charizard X (Pokemon)
Enforced Monarch - ? (I feel like I should know this one)
Athletic Footwear - That dang tennis shoe
Guardian Spirit - Mushu (Mulan)
In Another's Castle - Bowser (Mario series)
Princess Guardian - ?
Fire Type - Rapidash (Pokemon)
Wicked - Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
Snek - ?
Violet - Lilac (Freedom Planet)
Orange - ?
Blue Eyes - Blue-Eyes White Dragon (Yu-Gi-Oh)
Spyral - Classic Spyro (Spyro series)
Not Prepared - Illidan Stormrage (World of Warcraft)
Dark Fire - ?
Spirited - Haku (Spirited Away)
Pyre - ?
Chestnut Jade - ?
Phlogiston - ?
Combustion - ?
Spyraler - Modern Spyro (Legend of Spyro/Skylanders series)
Spark - ?
Boom! - ?
Charring - ?
Game of Deaths - Bruce Lee's outfit from Game of Death (also seen in Kill Bill if you're more familiar)
Fidgety - Fidget (Dust: An Elysian Tail)
Water Dragon - ?


OLEANDER :oleander:
Same boat as Tianhuo; most of these seem to be references to something or other. I'm terrible at these.

Feli - ?
Prince of Darkness - ?
_N_C_RN CH_MP_ _N - ?
Hero - Deku (My Hero Academia)
Demon - ?
T.S. Unicorn - That dang tennis shoe
Biznis - Princess Unikitty (Unikitty!)
Jungler - ?
Dusk Royalty - Midna (Legend of Zelda: TP)
Tam Lin - ?
Spark - ?
Dabbler - ?
White Mint - ?
Mecha - White Unicorn (Gundam Evolve)
Powerful - Trixie (Lawyer Friendly Equines)
Demon Child - Raven (Teen Titans)
Paladin - ?
Captain - Captain Kirk (Star Trek)
Mab - Queen Chrysalis (Lawyer Friendly Equines)
DJ - Vinyl Scratch (Lawyer Friendly Equines)
The Last - Lady Amalthea (The Last Unicorn)
Eternal Lie - ?
Nocturnal - ?
Flora - Fleur dis Lee (Lawyer Friendly Equines)
Eastern - ?
Titan - ?
Ark Ham - The Joker (DC Comics)
Hallowed - ?
Fifth Gen - Zebstrika (Pokemon)


ARIZONA :arizona:
Like Velvet, some of these colors seem to exist just to look really nice on her (so I left them out), while the rest seem to reference other TFH cowfolk we haven't seen (like say the "Minnesota" palette), or they're just codenamed after states for the fun of it.

Lactose Free - Lactaid mascot
Cheerful - Laughing Cow mascot
Mauve - ?
Leather Shoes - That dang tennis shoe
Dunk Funk Bunk - ?
Dangerously Cheesy - ?
Moomoo Farm - Miltank (Pokemon)
Blue Cow - Babe the blue ox
Milk Delivery Service - Milky Way (Lawyer Friendly Equines fandom)
Police Chief - Chief Bogo (Zootopia)
Koi Kow - IRL koi fish
Milkpool - Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
Cowgirl - ? (might not actually be a reference to anything)
Moonlit Ace - ?
Macho Cow - ?
Sky Cow - ?


PAPRIKA :Paprika:
Left out a few that seem like they're not references to anything, but who knows at this poooooint. The ones named after seasonings likely don't reference anything (much like Arizona's palettes named after states)

Emperor - Emperor Kuzco (The Emperor's New Groove)
Pirate - ?
Plush - ?
Crossing - Reese (Animal Crossing)
Merchant - Cyrus (Animal Crossing)
Mikey Paint - That dang tennis shoe
Who? - ?
Spicy - ?
Seasoned - ?
Zesty - ?
Smash! - Hulk (Marvel Comics)


POM :Pom:
What a cutie. Again, some of these don't seem to reference anything. Also I haven't checked what any of her doggos look like in these palettes, but they might also reference something to go with whatever reference Pom has (like in Catch Em All, they're colored like Growlithe & Arcanine). also good lord she has like no palettes

Catch Em All - Mareep (Pokemon)
Woah Mama - Johnny Bravo
Shepherdess - ?
Blown Dry - That dang tennis shoe
Mutton Chops - Bellwether (Zootopia)
In League - Kindred (League of Legends)


If anyone figures any more of these out, then I can come back and edit this post to put them in, I suppose! (assuming you can come back and edit old posts whenever)
 
Last edited:

QuoteMarks

This is a bug.
Nov 23, 2017
52
216
For the Under the Mountain Tianhuo skin the first thing that comes to mind is Smaug from the Hobbit. It's a reference by title at the very least.
Smaug's_Treasure.jpg



Most people have seen this version though

smaug.jpg

Edit: after doing a little research it's his color-scheme from the old animated movies
smaug-animated2.jpg
 
Last edited:

QuoteMarks

This is a bug.
Nov 23, 2017
52
216
Princess Guardian is Dragon from Shrek
Snek is either based off of a real snake, There are a few with similar color schemes, or is
wp_diamondbacks_header.jpg
Spirited = Spirited Away
spirited away river spirit.jpg
Phlogiston, I was going to suggest a nerdy answer about the since proven false theories about fire in which a non existent substance called Phlogiston was hypothetically created but then I found this
Phlogiston.png

Combustion = Avatar, either of these people
combustion-man-foto.jpg
tumblr_inline_nbaozrUa1v1skj0fl.png

Most of the unknown ones stump me completely. These two are the only ones I could come up with, both are a bit unlikely.

_n_c_rn Ch_mp_n = Unicorn Champion, only thing I can find for that is a Dartboard/Darts thing
images.duckduckgo.com.jpg

The Eastern as someone else mentioned somewhere seems to refer to the Kirin
Most the pictures I can find vary drastically in color and number of horns, but most tend to have a blue-green body with a yellow-red mane and tail. The rest of the pictures just show it being blue in general so this ones up in the air.

mauve (mōv)
n.
moderate grayish violet to moderate reddish purple

I don't actually know if there's a reference.

Moonlit Ace
Had no Idea, spent a good 15 minutes looking up night-bombers from WWII then I decided to type the name into google images. It's a Lawyer Friendly Equines OC
post-27192-0-13687300-1424874421_thumb.png

Macho Cow
Randy Savage
macho-man-randy-savage_crop_north.jpg

Aura just makes me think of Lucario

I got nothing on Paprika or Pom
 
Last edited:

Lurk

Well-Known Member
Feb 17, 2018
186
259
I was kinda hoping for “Miss Bianca” Rescuers reference skin for Velvet. Prior to the voiceover clips, I thought an “Eva Gabor”-like acccent would really fit her.
 

Pom d'or

Gave himself a fake award
Backers' Beta Tester
Feb 6, 2016
122
190
Bird of Prey - IRL falcon/hawk/whatever
I wonder who will be the first to figure out what my palette really is...
Yeah I had a feeling that one was actually a reference to something, especially since IRL hawks etc. aren't black and purple.
I don't know what though. Is there some comics character with that name/color scheme?

EDIT: accidentally nested the quotes; fixed it.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Delusional Dreamer

SmokeRulz

Where there is smoke, there is fire!
Backers' Beta Tester
Feb 3, 2016
338
505
She just likes the beach a lot. So she chose colors based on the beach. Sand, ocean, the sun, etc. No real reference there, so not really spoiling anything.
This is actually what I was thinking when I saw the palette myself, that it wasn't referencing anything, but I included it just in case. Thanks!
 

Tindalos

Backers' Beta Tester
Backers' Beta Tester
Feb 3, 2016
6
26
I believe Oleander's "Eternal Lie" palette is a Call of Cthulhu reference.
Both in the colours, and the name itself references a particularly famous quotation: "That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.
"
 

Tox

Ms. Fortune is best pone
Backers' Beta Tester
Feb 6, 2016
370
1,427
25
NSW, Australia
steamcommunity.com
I have insight on this one because that's the palette my mom made. She was nice enough to back the game.

She just likes the beach a lot. So she chose colors based on the beach. Sand, ocean, the sun, etc. No real reference there, so not really spoiling anything.
That is adorable :3
Bless her ^.^
 

Haribokid

Specialist for Tile Tables
Backers' Beta Tester
Oct 17, 2016
17
21
25
ze great Germany!
steamcommunity.com
Combustion = Avatar, either of these people
First of, i really like that the first thing you think about my skin, is Avatar. Because i adore this series.

But to be honest. The pallet is a combination of my favorite colors orange and pink. Yellow and brown are in, because they look good with orange and pink.
 

Svierrod

Backers' Beta Tester
Backers' Beta Tester
Feb 4, 2016
102
58
"White Mint" was mine. I was thinking of Pearl (Steven Universe) at the time, but I didn't want to try to awkwardly recreate another character's likeness on top of Oleander's palette. I just picked a couple crayons from the same box, didn't worry about replicating all the details or using every color from her palette, and arranged something simple.

Less "make Oleander look just like this other character" and more "this other character has a cool palette, I want a couple of those colors too".
 

_L1pE_

Backers' Beta Tester
Backers' Beta Tester
Feb 3, 2016
29
12
So, way back, last time I played there used to be a palette for Tianhuo in the beta, which had magenta fire, light blue body and no/white irises, seemed like an obvious reference to Sylvia from Wander Over Yonder, which made it my favorite palette, but now after looking through the palettes it's not there anymore, can any dev shed light on why it was removed?
 

Lurk

Well-Known Member
Feb 17, 2018
186
259
So, way back, last time I played there used to be a palette for Tianhuo in the beta, which had magenta fire, light blue body and no/white irises, seemed like an obvious reference to Sylvia from Wander Over Yonder, which made it my favorite palette, but now after looking through the palettes it's not there anymore, can any dev shed light on why it was removed?
The only palettes I know of that have been removed are the tennis shoe palettes, but that's a temporary removal.
 
Top