- Actor Allusion: The fic gives the first-nameless support staff first names. David Bradford is played by David Hoffman. Moira Vahlen is played by Moira Quirk. And Charles Shen is played by...um, François Chau.
- Discord offers Celestia a cup of Earl Grey during his interrogation in Chapter 31, saying that "it comes highly recommended from a friend, though hed deny up and down that we were so close."
- Ascended Fanon:
- The XCOM2 database mentions Dr Moira Vahlen.
- Possibly. Arad was the first person to attribute the name "Moira" to Vahlen in-universe. With the release of XCOM 2, Firaxis has officially stated that Vahlen's first name is Moira.
- What Could Have Been: Arad originally wanted to use the Cult of Sirius as the pro-alien Black Shirts before Enemy Within gave him the option of EXALT instead.
- Write What You Know: Broken is at least partly driven by Arad's personal experiences with mental illness.
Trivia / Arad's Stardust