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In the game's opening scene, Barbarosa gives Teo his sword "Pluck" (mistranslated as "Prakk" in the English version). "Pluck" is a reference to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, when Bruford gives his "Luck & Pluck" sword to Jonathan Joestar.
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During the introduction, several clips of the game are shown. One of these clips is of Flik, Odessa and Humphrey in a battle without the player, a situation that cannot be reproduced in the game.
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Towards the start of the game is a scene in which the player must rescue Varkas and Sydonia while they are tied to posts, originally, in the Japanese release, the two are instead tied up to 2 crosses, resembling a process called crucifixion.
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By reading Pahn's diary in the hero's home, it's possible to see his food diary. This is updated on the second day spent in Gregminster.
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The name of Millia's dragon, Thrash, was originally Slash in the Japanese release.
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"Barbarossa" was translated as "Red Beard" in the Italian localization, even though the character doesn't even have a beard.
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Crowley is named after the real-life British mystic, Aleister Crowley.
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Kamandol's final weapon upgrade, "Rod of Hermes", is a reference to the real-life symbol of medicine, the "Staff of Hermes".
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The hero was originally designed to wield a sword, but this was changed into a staff to give the game a more Chinese flair to it.
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In Kurdish, Yuber's name means "shade", while his nemesis' name, Pesmerga, means "those who confront death".
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Both Krin and Stallion will have an Escape Talisman with them when they first join your party, befitting their abilities and reputations. However, unlike the normal, single-use escape talisman items, these two specific talismans can be used an infinite number of times, as long as they are never stored in the storehouse. They have a special flag set that grants them this property, which is normally used for the Blinking Mirror. Because that flag is not normally used for escape talismans, it will be lost if they are stored in the storehouse. They can be transferred between characters without losing the infinite flag, however.
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There are a number of interesting things about the bath. If you remain in the bath for a few minutes, your characters will turn red as though they're boiling hot. Milich, the very feminine general (though he is male), will sit in the women's side of the baths if you take an all male party. Fuma will be submerged in the water, with what appears to be a reed to breathe.
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In the instruction manual, there is a character listed as Black Ears. This appears to be Kuromimi, based on the list of characters and their stars later in the manual, where Black Ears is listed as the Chitan Star.
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An image in the instruction manual reveals that Georg Prime was in fact a member of the original Six Great Generals.
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When browsing books in the library, an unused sketch of the game's iconic artwork is loaded into the ram.
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There are 3 unused rune Crystals in the game's code:
Shrike crystal: Permanently attached to Kasumi and cannot be removed or obtained otherwise.
Falcon crystal: Same as the Shrike crystal but attached to Valeria.
Flame crystal: Its description reads "Bell's rune". This rune cannot be attached to any characters, and Ronnie Bell already has her own unique rune, the "Hate Rune".
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As weapon levels increase, they are also sometimes renamed. Many characters are recruited with weapons already upgraded beyond early level names for their weapons, but these names are still coded into the game.

Viewing these names, we see that Clive's weapons all have a wind theme (Wind, Storm, Tornado) and Warren's weapons are all references to the Norse God Odin, though badly mistranslated. (Slavenil, Gunnigle, Odin)
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