- His name possibly references the title (美猴王, Měi Hóu Wáng, Handsome Monkey King) given to Sūn Wùkōng when he became the king of the monkeys.
- The Monkey Wand skills are possibly named after Sūn Wùkōng's staff is called the Ruyi Jingu Bang (如意金箍棒, Rúyì Jīngū Bàng, lit. "similar desire golden-hooped cudgel"). It has the ability to comply with the wielder's desire for it to become long or short, thick or thin, etc.
- The Gold Headband passive possibly refers to the magical headband given to Sūn Wùkōng by Táng Sānzàng and which the former was tricked into wearing.