* FanNickname: There are some who refer to TheHero as Eight, seeing as though that's how he's apparently referred to in the manual. Others dub him Guv, after Yangus's nickname for him.
* MarketBasedTitle: This was the first ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' game released in Europe so they took a page out of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Square's old playbook]] and ditched the VIII, making the game's title ''Dragon Quest: Journey of the Cursed King.''
* PropRecycling: One of Jessica's outfits happens to have [[http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/238/966941-jessica_1.jpg appeared in]] ''VideoGame/DarkChronicle'', albeit its ''Dragon Quest VIII'' appearance is HotterAndSexier.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The Axes of Evil weapon is a reference to former US president George W. Bush's 2002 speech declaring Iran, Iraq, and North Korea as the Axis of Evil.
* TheWikiRule: The [[https://dragon-quest.org/wiki/Main_Page Dragon Quest Wiki]] and Wikia [[http://dragonquest.wikia.com/wiki/Dragon_Quest_Wiki Dragon Quest Wiki]].