The 1000 damage that this card's effect inflicts is possibly based on its usage in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, where the anime version of this card instead inflicted damage equal to the attack target's ATK. Since this card was specifically activated in response to "Elemental HERO Avian" being attacked, it inflicted 1000 damage.
This card is likely a deliberate reference to "Magic Cylinder" because of the following facts:
This card's Japanese name translates to "Mirage Cylinder".
In the anime, both cards can only be activated in response to an opponent's monster's attack, whose attack ends up being negated, before the opponent takes effect damage equal to the ATK of a certain monster involved in the battle.