When talking about the background of Hardison's counterpart, Chaos, he states that the CIA refers to Chaos as the "Kobayashi Maru".
The "Kobayashi Maru" is a reference to a test in the fictional Star Trek universe. First seen in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, it provided context for how the main character James T. Kirk deals with the possibility of unwinnable situations in general and death in particular. The test's name is occasionally used among Star Trek fans or those familiar with the series to describe a no-win scenario. The name is Japanese: Kobayashi (¬-Ñ?) means "small grove" and is a common family name; Maru (ŠÛ?)means "circle" and is a common suffix for Japanese ship names.