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The theme of nines
- One of the stacks in the kitchen has nine plates.
- Ice-9, a fictional polymorph of water said to freeze at 96 degrees Fahrenheit, is mentioned.
- The second set of doors have the numbers 3, 7 and 8. Added together, they have a digital root of 9.
- What was Ace's original plan for the Soporil?
- Snake disappeared at some point when the group was searching for the missing RED components. Where did he go?
- Who took the components from the REDs, and who put them back?
Real-life references (and myths)
- Junpei's line "Well excuuuuuse me, Princess" is a reference to the Legend of Zelda cartoon series.
- Futility is a real novella. There are many similarities between the events of the story and the actual sinking of the Titanic despite it being written fourteen years prior. Futility also underwent some revisions after the Titanic's sinking, though not to the degree Junpei suggests.
- Futility's author, Morgan Robertson, was suspected of being a clairvoyant due to the many similarities between the Titanic's sinking and his story. However, Robertson denied this claim, insisting the story was based on his knowledge of shipbuilding and maritime trends.
- William Thomas Stead was a famous newspaper editor who took an interest in spiritualism, and published two short stories that show some similarities to the Titanic disaster. Stead died in the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
- Automatic writing is much as Akane describes - an alleged psychic ability causing people to write unconsciously.
- Ice-9 is a fictional material which appears in Cat's Cradle, a novel by Kurt Vonnegut. In the book it melts at 114.4 degrees Fahrenheit, not 96 degrees.
- Glycerin crystallization is the subject of a famous legend.
- The sister ship of the Titanic was actually called the Britannic. It also did not run aground as the game claims - it sunk after being damaged by a naval mine.
- "Lord Gordain" is a fictional person with no actual basis in reality.