- If you are looking for the episode of the same name, see The Mikado (episode).
The Mikado is a musical work by Gilbert and Sullivan and the operetta most favoured by the enigmatic serial killer Avatar. At least one song from The Mikado includes the lyrics, "Defer, defer, to the Lord High Executioner". (MM: "The Mikado")
- In reality, the murderous "Zodiac Killer" (on which the fictional "Avatar" was based), often quoted The Mikado in letters sent to police and the media.