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  • Fake American: The British Robin Atkin Downes as American protagonist Travis Touchdown.
  • Fake Irish: The American Quinton Flynn as the Irish Henry.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Mister Sir Henry Motherfucker.
    • The nameless assassin that goes after Travis at the end of the game was nicknamed "Ermen Palmer" as a reference to a certain spoiler in killer7.
  • God Never Said That: The Fan Nickname for Ermen Palmer is frequently reported as official as evidence for him being Garcian or Emir from killer7, but in reality that character has never been named.
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  • Newbie Boom: The ports of the first two games to the Nintendo Switch, as well as the announcement of a third title in the series, increased interest in the franchise to the point where the first two games were in the Top 5 on the Nintendo eShop.
  • No Dub for You: This game and the sequel retained the English voice acting across all regions, including its home market Japan. A Japanese voice track was made when Heroes' Paradise was released in Japan.
  • No Export for You: Heroes Paradise was released on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, though only the PS3 version released outside Japan (and the 360 version is region-locked as well).
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  • Screwed by the Lawyers: The song "Heavenly Star" (the one that plays in the shops and Naomi's lab) is not present in Heroes Paradise and the Switch rerelease due to licensing issues.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Matt McMuscles of Two Best Friends Play, who worked on the game as a tester, confirmed during his own LP of the game that Grasshopper once put in the ability to send pedestrians flying and then explode into a fountain of blood for the North American version. Matt, concerned that this would cause the ESRB to up the age rating to a possible AO (due to violence against pedestrians in any non-Grand Theft Auto game being more heavily scrutinized by the ESRB, and AO games are not permitted to be sold on any consoles), asked Grasshopper to remove this detail, to which they did comply.
    • Early reports from Electronic Gaming Monthly stated that Travis would need to investigate the identities of the UAA's assassins by himself (through missions) before challenging them to a fight, instead of just paying a fee, which would explain the empty sandbox that is Santa Destroy. This idea was somewhat reused in Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes for Travis and Bad Man doing investigations to find the Death Balls.
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    • There would also be common Mooks around the city outside of ranking fights and side-missions. The fridge in Travis' apartment, which uselessly refills your HP, is an artifact of that.
    • The game (originally just titled Heroes) was going to be developed for the Xbox 360, until Yasuhiro Wada, of Marvelous Entertainment, convinced Suda51 to make it for the Wii. The similar shapes of the Wii Remote and Beam Katana also helped convince him.
  • Word of God: Travis' appearance was largely based on Johnny Knoxville.

    Lyrics to "The Virgin Child Makes Her Wish Without Feeling Anything" (Dr. Peace's song): 
Despair, the end of the world
I hear the rising phoenix in my dreams
And the virgin child made her wish upon a star
That night her mother talks no more
Cape of Hope, the end of the dream
A shiny fish splashes in a stream
And the virgin child loses her heart and soul
That night her mother's eyes see no more
When the wind blows
The virgin child's corpse sings a song
Such a pretty melody, never heard before
No more lullabies
The virgin child, smiles from Hell


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