- Ascended Fanon: Whenever fans point out a Continuity Snarl, the Story Team will, most of the time, go with the first plausible explanation that the fans provide.
- Fountain of Expies: In general, the major characters from the first editions, especially the Thunders, get suspiciously close substitutes in many later sets. There's a lot of Bayushi Kachikos slinking around in the Scorpion Clan.
Trivia / Legend of the Five Rings
The game is named after The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy and martial arts written by 17th-century ronin Miyamoto Musashi. Referred to some as the Japanese answer to The Art of War.