Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves overflows with many things: adventure, magic, and several Easter eggs. One of our favorite Easter eggs—in addition to the adventuring group dressed like the classic D&D cartoon characters—is a subtle Critical Role reference. When Edgin (Chris Pine) and Holga (Michelle Rodriguez) locate the sorcerer Simon (Justice Smith), Simon is performing his magic tricks for an audience. His tricks don’t exactly impress, but he performs as a distraction so he can steal from the audience. That’s where the Critical Role Easter egg comes in.
Simon throws out some sensory effects in an effort to keep the crowd’s attention. One of them is making the air smell like fresh cut grass. And yes, that Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves moment is a nod (and quite the clever Easter egg) to the character Fresh Cut Grass in Critical Role. Sam Riegel voices Fresh Cut Grass, a.k.a. FCG, in Critical Role‘s currently airing third campaign. Fresh Cut Grass is an aeormaton (robot) cleric. His one-time associate bestowed the name Fresh Cut Grass upon him because she named all her creations after her favorite smells.
Riegel himself confirmed the connection to his character on TikTok. I love that the Dungeons & Dragons movie included a Critical Role Easter egg. I love it even more for not being super obvious. And for it to be a nod to FCG, maybe my favorite member of Bells Hells? Perfection.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is playing in theaters now.