- Banned in China: Obviously banned in the occupied Philippines, but now the book and its prequel are required reading for high school students, and a course about the author's life and works is a prerequisite in college.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: See the main page for a gist of it. It is implied that this speech was directed towards Marcelo H. del Pilar and the other Ilustrados in Europe by Rizal after he gives up on their plans for assimilation, seeing it as futile.
- What Could Have Been: It has been stated that Rizal regretted killing off Elias from Noli Me Tangere. Elias would have been the protagonist of this novel instead of Ibarra/Simoun.
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