* HilariousInHindsight: When one of the surviving 2000s French sailors goes on a rampage to attempt to stop the Hawai'i bombings, his internal monologue says he found it cooler than "Halo 7". Flash forward nearly a decade later, and Halo 4, initially part of a trilogy, is going to become massively expanded to another series of games.
* MagnificentBastard: Lieutenant Ali Moertopo manages to talk his way out of execution and torture while in Japanese custody, and ends up [[spoiler: becoming the governor of Indonesia, first under the Japanese, then under the Americans. While under the former's thumb, he secretly builds up an anti-Japanese guerrilla army to support the American invasion/liberation of the islands]].