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  • Fake American: Much, though not all, of the English voice cast for many of the American accented characters in the game, as comes with using a large pool of voice talent based in Britain.
    • One such actress is Skye Bennett, the English voice of Pyra and Mythra, despite being born from an American family, she normally has a British accent that she hides while voicing her characters. Her natural accent can be heard on other characters she voices such as Misimisi and Astelle.
    • Freddie Fox, the English voice of the expansion pass blade Corvin, is also another actor who hides his British accent while voicing him.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • "Train-chan" or "British Train Lady" for Mòrag, because her outfit somewhat resembles a train conductor and her Commissar Cap looks like the front bumper of a train. As the game's fourth permanent party member, she also carries the name "Four".
    • BaeBlade is used to refer to someone's favorite Blades, because of the pun off the name of a certain franchise that couldn't be passed up. Consequently, a sequel video coined a sister term, NayBlade for Blades someone doesn't like for some reason or another.
    • "Zaveid's sister" is used to refer to Zenobia due to their resemblance, same powers, and having the same character designer.
    • Much like Seven/Fiora from the original Xenoblade Chronicles, 'Catalyst' is sometimes used as a name for Nia in her blade form (as said blade has the Catalyst Scimitar for a weapon) to avoid spoilers.
      • Likewise, Nia and Roc are sometimes referred to as "Rex's Story Blades," since receiving Roc coincides with Vandham's death, and Nia being usable as one of his Blades coincides with her Character Arc's conclusion.
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    • "Coffee with milk" for Pneuma, as this is what Rex calls her once, and it's a name to avoid spoilers.
      • The name Pneuma itself could count for this as well. While it technically refers to the Aegis as a whole, it's most commonly used to refer to the ascended form specifically, as she has no official name other than "Pyra/Mythra's ascended form".
    • "God-awful" for Godfrey and "Knuckles the Echwidna" for the wind-type knuckle claws blade that Gramps forces on Rex in Chapter 2.
  • I Knew It!:
    • Many fans have correctly guessed that the Architect is someone from the original Xenoblade Chronicles, and that he would be voiced by Adam Howden.
    • After it was stated that players would understand why it's called Xenoblade 2 during the course of the game, the game being a Stealth Sequel was an easy assumption.
    • A common guess before release was that Mòrag and Vandham would join the party due to their prominent placement on the special edition's boxart, which proved true.
  • Name's the Same:
    • The name "Rex" is bound to remind people of at least one of many other characters with the name, whether it be a toy dinosaur, a captain in the Clone Army, or a teenage boy that can turn his body parts into machines among others.
    • For Japanese players, Pyra (Homura in this case) shares her name with another girl with crazy powers. In fact, both of them have an object that is bound to their lives, and that both beings eventually become something else with no apparent memory of their former life. Though unlike this game, it's played a lot more tragically.
    • Pyra also shares her Japanese name with a renegade shinobi girl, and both of them are associated with Playing with Fire. This gets lampshaded in fanart where Senran Kagura's Asuka is paired with Xenoblade 2's Homura rather than the Homura from her own series.
  • The Other Darrin: While KOS-MOS retains her Japanese voice actress, Mariko Suzuki, neither Bridget Hoffman (I, III), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (II), or Luci Christian (anime) return to voice her in English. She is instead voiced by Caitlin Thorburn.
  • Refitted for Sequel: More like refitted for DLC expansion, but a lot more backstory involving the Aegis War five centuries ago was originally conceived early on in development, only to be put aside due to budget and time constraints. When Nintendo signed off on some DLC content, this cut backstory was expanded upon and made into a new playable story campaign, big enough to warrant a separate physical release.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Six of the voices in the game (Jules de Jongh, Teresa Gallagher, Kerry Shale, Christopher Ragland, Rasmus Hardiker, and David Menkin) have all been involved with Thomas the Tank Engine. By extension, Sean Barrett was one of the voice actors on TUGS, Thomas' sister series.
  • Role Reprisal: Mariko Suzuki returns to voice KOS-MOS. Shintaro Asanuma (Japanese) and Adam Howden (English) returns to voice Klaus and Shulk. In the Expansion Pack, Fiora returns with Carina Reeves (English) and Eri Nakao (Japanese) voicing her. Lastly, Elma returns with Caitlin Glass (English), surprisingly enough, and Houko Kuwashima (Japanese).
  • Talking to Himself: Saori Hayami voices both Haze & Lora. Taken Up to Eleven in Torna - The Golden Country where the two of them have a number of lengthy conversations with each other.
  • Troubled Production: According to Tetsuya Takahashi in an interview the developers had struggles and some of their team moved on to other projects explaining the bugs and memory leaks the game previously had before they managed to fix it later on through patches.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: There have been many theories as to how common certain rare blades can be, with various possible factors other than the outright stated luck stat and not-mentioned-but-still-obvious booster items, as well as how many rare blades have already been pulled so far. Some people suggested that releasing unwanted rare blades would increase the likelihood of getting a different rare one. Once the game was datamined, it seems that a number of theories were indeed true and false. Note 
  • What Could Have Been:
    • According to an interview, the original ending would've been an "Inception-style" where, rather than see Pyra and Mythra return, the player would see Rex's core crystal glow and then the game would end. However, they decided to give a clearer sense of closure and a happier note.
    • Torna ~ The Golden Country was intended to be a chapter in the main game between chapters 7 and 8. However, after realizing how expansive the story of Torna was, they decided to use the DLC to tell the story instead.


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