For the TV series:
- Name's the Same:
- Gossamer is not a giant red-furred tooth in tennis shoes. And it's Balkar, not Belkar.
- The Overlord's half of the Power Star is called the "PowerSword".note
- Overlord is no relation to the identically-named Spiral Zone villain.
- Or to the identically-named Savage Dragon villain.
- Kadray is a "Time Lord" but the term's usage in this show predates by a few years, the widespread international introduction of the franchise with which the term would be exclusively connected worldwide.
- What Could Have Been: John Blackstar was originally meant to be African American but was changed due to a tanned Caucasian.
For The Novel
- Real Song Theme Tune: Completely justified, as the novel is based on the album Wish Upon A Blackstar.