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The following is list of allusions in Tales of Xillia.

Tales Series

Game Allusions
Recurring
Tales of Phantasia
  • As part of the game's DLC, Milla Maxwell can acquire Dhaos's costume, while Elize Lutus can acquire Mint Adenade's costume.
  • In the introductory animated scene, Maxwell says: "In this world, no known evil exists that could threaten this harmonious cycle. But if one did, perhaps it might lurk in the hearts of men..." This is a reference to the opening line from Tales of Phantasia: "If there is evil in this world, it lurks in the heart of man", a quote by Edward D. Morrison.
Tales of Destiny
Tales of Eternia
Tales of Destiny 2
Tales of Symphonia

Real-World History and Mythology

Source Allusions
History
  • Fennmont's Japanese name, "Il Fan", is derived from Ilkhanate, a former khanate that formed the southwestern sector of the Mongol Empire.
  • Sharilton's Japanese name, "Karah Shal", is derived from Karah, a village in Iran.
  • Sapstrach Deepwood's Japanese name, "Samangan Deepwood", is derived from Samangan, a town in Afghanistan.
  • Bermia Gorge's Japanese name, "Bamya Gorge", is derived from Bamyan, a city in Afghanistan.
  • Fort Gandala's Japanese name, "Fort Ghandara", is derived from Ghandara, the ancient term for the city and old kingdom of Peshawar, which encompassed the Peshawar valley and later extended to both the Jalalabad district of modern-day Afghanistan, as well as Taxila in Pakistan.
  • Fengala Mines's Japanese name, "Fergana Mines", is derived from Fergana, a city in Uzbekistan.
  • Hamil's Japanese name, "Ha Mir", is derived from Khabrak Hamir, a city in Iraq.
  • Nia Khera's Japanese name, "Ni Akeria", is derived from Akerianwala, a city in Pakistan.
  • Xian Du's Japanese name, "Shang Du", is derived from Shangdu, a former capital of Kublai Khan's Yuan dynasty in China, before he decided to move his throne to the Jin dynasty capital of Zhōngdū.
  • Kanbalar's Japanese name, "Khan Balique", is derived from Khanbaliq, a former capital of the Yuan dynasty, the main center of the Mongol Empire founded by Kublai Khan and in what is now Beijing, also the capital of China today.
  • Aladhi Seahaven's Japanese name, "Ilat Seahaven", is derived from Eilat, a city in Israel. Both locations are ports.
  • Lakutam Seahaven's Japanese name, "Rakorum Seahaven", is derived from Karakorum, a former capital of the Mongol Empire between 1235 and 1260, and of the Northern Yuan dynasty in the 14-15th centuries.
  • Kijara Seafalls's Japanese name, "Kyzyl Seafalls", is derived from Kyzylkum Desert, a desert divided between Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.
  • Labari Hollow's Japanese name, "Liberi Hollow", is derived from Liberi, a municipality in Italy.
  • Fezebel Marsh's Japanese name, "Fayzabad Marsh", is derived from Fayzabad, a city in Afghanistan.
  • Talys Highroad's Japanese name, "Talas Highroad", is derived from Taraz, a city in Kazakhstan.
  • Voltea Woods's Japanese name, "Bhortea Forest", is derived from Bhorti Band Mari Reserved Forest, a forest reserve in Pakistan.
  • Old Vicalle Mine's Japanese name, "Baikaal Ghost Mine", is derived from Lake Baikal, a lake in Russia.
  • Xagut Floodmeadow's Japanese name, "Sogd Floodmeadow", is derived from Sogdia, an ancient Indo-European civilization of an Iranian people that at different times included territory located in present-day Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
  • Barnauer Highroad's Japanese name, "Barnaul Highroad", is derived from Barnaul, a city in Russia.
  • Sillea Tundra's Japanese name, "Serai Snowplains", is derived from Sarai, a name of several inhabited localities in Russia.
  • One of Milla Maxwell's titles related to her partner skill Bind is called "Binding Queen", a reference to ABBA's 1976 single "Dancing Queen".