History Characters / ChronoTrigger

29th Jul '16 2:00:38 PM KingLyger
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* SkippableBoss: Only the second time around. When he asks if you want to fight him, just say "No" and... he won't fight.

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* SkippableBoss: Only the second time around. When he asks if you want to fight him, just say "No" and... he won't fight."No." The party leader will conclude that [[NotWorthKilling fighting Magus will accomplish nothing]].



* {{Starfish Alien|s}}: Looks like a giant tick from Hell on the outside, with some more humanoid-looking components on the inside. [[spoiler: And the actual piece that must be destroyed in order to defeat it is one of the Lavos Pods, rather than the humanoid thing in the middle that's dealing most of the damage.]]

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* {{Starfish Alien|s}}: Looks like a giant tick from Hell on the outside, with some more humanoid-looking components on the inside. [[spoiler: And the actual piece that must be destroyed in order to defeat it is one of the Lavos Pods, rather than the humanoid thing in the middle that's dealing most of the damage.]]



* AlasPoorVillain: Invoked when Ayla promises not to forget her/him.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Invoked when Ayla promises not to forget her/him.her, since the entire Reptite species is going to die out.



* FantasticRacism / ANaziByAnyOtherName

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* FantasticRacism / ANaziByAnyOtherNameFantasticRacism: She really can't stand humans, viewing them as inferior to the Reptites. Considering the primitive nature of the humans, she might be right about their intelligence, but it doesn't justify a mass extinction.



* MasterRace: She absolutely hates humans, calls them apes, and so on.
** To be fair, they were probably worthy of being called apes, like, as recently as her birth.

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* MasterRace: She absolutely hates humans, calls calling them apes, and so on.
** To be fair, they were probably worthy of being called apes, like, as recently as her birth.
"apes."



* RightHandAttackDog: Black Tyranno.

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* RightHandAttackDog: Black Tyranno.Tyranno, which is several times larger than she is.



* VaguenessIsComing: In the Japanese version, her last words are "the future......" [[DuelingDubs So naturally this was translated in polar-opposite ways depending if you go by the SNES or DS translation]]. In the SNES version, she hauntingly echoes that "We... have no future...", but in the DS version, she instead requests Ayla to "take" something, and then finishes her thought with "take care... of this world". The latter may fuel the idea that the Reptites opposed humans because they thought that the humans' primitive mannerisms made them unsuitable as the dominant species. Ironically, Lavos, who may be the most primitive-minded character of all, compensates for this by placing humanity on the evolutionary fast-track.

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* VaguenessIsComing: In the Japanese version, her last words are "the future......future..." [[DuelingDubs So naturally this was translated in polar-opposite ways depending if you go by the SNES or DS translation]]. In the SNES version, she hauntingly echoes that "We... have no future...", but in the DS version, she instead requests Ayla to "take" something, and then finishes her thought with "take care... of this world". The latter may fuel the idea that the Reptites opposed humans because they thought that the humans' primitive mannerisms made them unsuitable as the dominant species. Ironically, Lavos, who may be the most primitive-minded character of all, compensates for this by placing humanity on the evolutionary fast-track.



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskickingAuthorityEqualsAsskicking: She's the queen, and the strongest magic user in a kingdom full of them.



* ImmortalityImmorality: She manages to achieve her desire for eternal life, at the cost of her sanity... and the lives of her children and most of her subjects... and the magic powers of the ones who survived... basically, everything but her body and her powers.

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* ImmortalityImmorality: She manages to achieve her desire for eternal life, at the cost of her sanity... own sanity, and the lives of her children and most of her subjects... and subjects. And the magic powers of the ones who survived... basically, survived. Basically, everything but her body and her powers.powers are worth losing to the queen.



* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: She is the same strength regardless of what time period you fight her in. Further, despite Lavos's access to Time Gates and other means of traveling through time, she never bothers using them to acquire more power. This is explained, though, because of her arrogant and '''zeal'''ous faith in Lavos's undefeatable power.

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* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: She is the same strength regardless of what time period you fight her in. Further, despite Lavos's access to Time Gates and other means of traveling through time, she never bothers using them to acquire more power. This is explained, though, because of her arrogant and '''zeal'''ous zealous faith in Lavos's undefeatable power.



* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler: As a DragonAscendant]], he is fairly easily disposed of by the heroes. [[spoiler: In this timeline, at least, he is simply not BigBad material.]]
* CoolAirship: The Blackbird.

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* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler: As a DragonAscendant]], DragonAscendant, he is fairly easily disposed of by the heroes. [[spoiler: In this timeline, at least, he is simply not BigBad material.]]
material.
* CoolAirship: The Blackbird.Blackbird, a gigantic flying fortress that the heroes have to sneak through to find him.



* DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:Briefly, as King Dalton.]]
* DragonTheirFeet: Abandons the Ocean Palace and Zeal itself aboard the Blackbird when the power of Lavos proves more than he expected. [[spoiler:Turns out doing this was a very good call on his part.]]
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Attempts to become king after the Fall of Zeal, then vows to raise an army in vengance. [[spoiler:As ''Chrono Cross'' shows, he succeeded.]]

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* DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:Briefly, Briefly, as King Dalton.]]
Dalton. It doesn't last; the party kicks his butt soon afterwards.
* DragonTheirFeet: Abandons the Ocean Palace and Zeal itself aboard the Blackbird when the power of Lavos proves more than he expected. [[spoiler:Turns Turns out doing this was a very good call on his part.]]
part.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Attempts to become king after the Fall of Zeal, then vows to raise an army in vengance. [[spoiler:As vengeance. As ''Chrono Cross'' shows, he succeeded.]]



* EyepatchOfPower: Somewhat - he has an eyepatch, but he's not particularly difficult in boss fights. [[spoiler:Though he does end up ruling an army that conquers Guardia]].

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* EyepatchOfPower: Somewhat - he has an eyepatch, but he's not particularly difficult in boss fights. [[spoiler:Though Though he does end up ruling an army that conquers Guardia]].Guardia.



* LaughablyEvil: He's the sole human villain without any redeeming characteristics, but we love him all the same.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: "No, no, '''no, and no! ''Stop the music!!'''''"
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The Epoch wouldn't have its wings if [[spoiler:he hadn't put them on. Thanks, Dalton!]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: He himself isn't too dangerous, but he does have his unique SummonMagic.
** And he also [[spoiler: utterly destroys Guardia and possibly kills the protagonists between ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' and ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', according to the DS remake]].

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* LaughablyEvil: He's the sole human villain without any redeeming characteristics, but we love him all the same.
characteristics. Still, he's an EnsembleDarkhorse because of just how humorous he is while doing it.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: When he first pilots the Epoch with its wing attachments, the game's main theme starts playing. Dalton calls out "No, no, '''no, no, and no! ''Stop Stop the music!!'''''"
music!!" at which time the game switches to a "danger" theme.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The Epoch wouldn't have its wings if [[spoiler:he he hadn't put them on. Thanks, Dalton!]]
Dalton!
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: He himself isn't too dangerous, but he does have his unique SummonMagic.
** And he
SummonMagic. He also [[spoiler: utterly destroys Guardia and possibly kills the protagonists between ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' and ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', according to the DS remake]].remake.



* TheStarscream: When [[spoiler:the Queen is believed to be dead after the FloatingContinent crashes and floods the world]], Dalton quickly establishes himself as "King Dalton". It doesn't last very long.
** However, [[spoiler:he does end up being TheStarscream to Crono and Marle in the present day by instigating Porre to rebel and become an imperialistic nation, ending The Kingdom of Guardia]].

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* TheStarscream: When [[spoiler:the the Queen is believed to be dead after the FloatingContinent crashes and floods the world]], world, Dalton quickly establishes himself as "King Dalton". It doesn't last very long.
** However, [[spoiler:he he does end up being TheStarscream to Crono and Marle in the present day by instigating Porre to rebel and become an imperialistic nation, ending The Kingdom of Guardia]].
Guardia.



* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler:His descendent that appears in 1000 A.D. is a mere PaletteSwap.]]
* UnknownRival: [[spoiler:His family apparently spent thirteen generations preparing for a second encounter with the party. Crono and friends, however, consider him an afterthought. Ending his revenge scheme is even completely optional.]]

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* GenerationXerox: [[spoiler:His His descendent that appears in 1000 A.D. is a mere PaletteSwap.]]
PaletteSwap.
* UnknownRival: [[spoiler:His His family apparently spent thirteen generations preparing for a second encounter with the party. Crono and friends, however, consider him an afterthought. Ending his revenge scheme is even completely optional.]]
optional.
11th Jul '16 10:00:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: His bright red head makes little room for error as to who the protagonist is. [[DecoyProtagonist At first.]]
10th Jul '16 7:50:48 PM Gamermaster
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* RagsToRoyalty: He gets married to Marle in the animated PSX ending.
4th Jul '16 6:34:32 AM N8han11
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* MeaningfulName: His real name, Janus, was the roman deity of [[PortalNetwork gates and doorways]]; and Magus is a powerful [[SummonMagic summoner]]. Janus' idols also had two faces, which hints at his dual nature; Janus the [[CreepyGood]] prince of Zeal and Magus the EvilSorceror. His title Magus means "sorcerer".

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* MeaningfulName: His real name, Janus, was the roman deity of [[PortalNetwork gates and doorways]]; and Magus is a powerful [[SummonMagic summoner]]. Janus' idols also had two faces, which hints at his dual nature; Janus the [[CreepyGood]] CreepyGood prince of Zeal and Magus the EvilSorceror. His title Magus means "sorcerer".
3rd Jul '16 4:36:47 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: A giant world-destroying parasite monster with magical powers falls from the sky in a massive fireball that causes an ice age. Not something that anyone on the planet was expecting.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: A giant world-destroying parasite monster with magical powers falls from the sky in a massive fireball that causes an ice age. Not something that anyone on the planet was expecting.
20th Jun '16 5:46:43 PM kraas
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* AchillesInHisTent: After he rescues Queen Leene with Chrono and Lucca's help, he still feels like he has failed as he allowed her to get kidnapped in the first place, and retreats to his hideout in the Cursed Woods to essentially sulk and brood upon his past shortcomings. The rest of the part helps him regain his self-confidence.

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* AchillesInHisTent: After he rescues Queen Leene with Chrono and Lucca's help, he still feels like he has failed as he allowed her to get kidnapped in the first place, and retreats to his hideout in the Cursed Woods to essentially sulk and brood upon his past shortcomings. The rest of the part party helps him regain his self-confidence.
8th Jun '16 8:48:10 AM annette12
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* DudeWheresMyRespect / DudeWheresMyReward: Following their adventure in 600 AD, Crono returns Marle to the present and it appears the story is over. Cut to Crono being tried for kidnapping and treason. Crono escapes the guillotine by a hair. The charges are never formally dropped, either, which is [[ChekhovsGun how he gets yanked back into custody in the game's epilogue]].

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* DudeWheresMyRespect / DudeWheresMyReward: DudeWheresMyRespect: Following their adventure in 600 AD, Crono returns Marle to the present and it appears the story is over. Cut to Crono being tried for kidnapping and treason. Crono escapes the guillotine by a hair. The charges are never formally dropped, either, which is [[ChekhovsGun how he gets yanked back into custody in the game's epilogue]].



* ShockAndAwe[=/=]LightEmUp: Crono eventually learns Light-based magic (the original kanji has closer connotations to "Sky" or "Heaven", which is why he also gets wind and revival magic, along with Luminaire being über Holy spell); this element was renamed "Lightning" in the SNES [[{{Woolseyism}} Woolsey]] translation likely as a combination of censorship and to better match his thunder spells.

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* ShockAndAwe[=/=]LightEmUp: ShockAndAwe: Crono eventually learns Light-based magic (the original kanji has closer connotations to "Sky" or "Heaven", which is why he also gets wind and revival magic, along with Luminaire being über Holy spell); this element was renamed "Lightning" in the SNES [[{{Woolseyism}} Woolsey]] translation likely as a combination of censorship and to better match his thunder spells.



* AlcoholHic / CantHoldHerLiquor : During the prehistoric party in the DS remake, she gets smashed pretty fast. She then pushes Crono to try some of the stuff, and [[ButThouMust you can't say no]].

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* AlcoholHic / CantHoldHerLiquor : AlcoholHic: During the prehistoric party in the DS remake, she gets smashed pretty fast. She then pushes Crono to try some of the stuff, and [[ButThouMust you can't say no]].



* BadassBookwom: She built a robot and a teleporter while living in a quasi-medieval time period, and the Time Key you use through most of the game. Her techo-geekness is established by her house, strewn as it is with books and cabling. She later repairs a robot 1,500 years ahead of her time. She also wields pistols and [[KillItWithFire fire magic]].
* {{Big Damn Hero|es}}ine: At Crono's scheduled "execution." Of course, you could just escape on your own, but she gets points for trying.

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* BadassBookwom: BadassBookworm: She built a robot and a teleporter while living in a quasi-medieval time period, and the Time Key you use through most of the game. Her techo-geekness is established by her house, strewn as it is with books and cabling. She later repairs a robot 1,500 years ahead of her time. She also wields pistols and [[KillItWithFire fire magic]].
* {{Big Damn Hero|es}}ine: BigDamnHeroes: At Crono's scheduled "execution." Of course, you could just escape on your own, but she gets points for trying.



* LikeBrotherAndSister[=/=]ChildhoodFriendRomance: Towards Crono. She claims it's the former, but [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial the way she says it]], the version of the Crono resurrection scene when she's present and Marle isn't, and according to [[http://chronofan.com/Black/Publications/Retranslation/CT%20Retranslation%20-%20Endings%20and%20Lost%20Lines.htm this script]], [[DummiedOut one unused line found in the Japanese version]] seems to indicate otherwise...

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* LikeBrotherAndSister[=/=]ChildhoodFriendRomance: LikeBrotherAndSister: Towards Crono. She claims it's the former, this, but [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial the way she says it]], the version of the Crono resurrection scene when she's present and Marle isn't, and according to [[http://chronofan.com/Black/Publications/Retranslation/CT%20Retranslation%20-%20Endings%20and%20Lost%20Lines.htm this script]], [[DummiedOut one unused line found in the Japanese version]] seems to indicate otherwise...



* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Father, Like Daughter]]: Double subverted; during the brief trip back in time to relive and possibly avert the freak accident that crippled her mother, you find a diary entry made by her younger self stating how she hates science. Then, she [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble will have developed a fascination for science for preventing accidents from happening ever again if you didn't save her, or because of sheer interest on the machine if you did save her.]]

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* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Father, Like Daughter]]: LikeParentLikeChild: Double subverted; during the brief trip back in time to relive and possibly avert the freak accident that crippled her mother, you find a diary entry made by her younger self stating how she hates science. Then, she [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble will have developed a fascination for science for preventing accidents from happening ever again if you didn't save her, or because of sheer interest on the machine if you did save her.]]



* [[MrFixit Ms. Fixit]]:

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* [[MrFixit Ms. Fixit]]: MrFixit:



* {{Nice H|at}}elmet: Aside from her glasses, this is her most distinctive feature.

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* {{Nice H|at}}elmet: NiceHat: Aside from her glasses, this her helmet is her most distinctive feature.



* ShrinkingViolet: In reputation, at least. You wouldn't know it from the way she boisterously interacts with the party members, but the [=NPCs=] around her hometown remark that she's something of a recluse (her MadScientist reputation not helping matters) and suggest that Crono is her only real friend. Borne out by some of her character development arcs, which suggest that her bravado may at least in part be a cover for a streak of insecurity.
** Curiously, most fan fiction has her and Magus frequently butt heads, suggesting a case of arrogance vs. arrogance.

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* ShrinkingViolet: In reputation, at least. You wouldn't know it from the way she boisterously interacts with the party members, but the [=NPCs=] around her hometown remark that she's something of a recluse (her MadScientist reputation not helping matters) and suggest that Crono is her only real friend. Borne out by some of her character development arcs, which suggest that her bravado may at least in part be a cover for a streak of insecurity. \n** Curiously, most fan fiction has her and Magus frequently butt heads, suggesting a case of arrogance vs. arrogance.
8th Jun '16 8:43:40 AM annette12
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* BadassBookwom: She built a robot and a teleporter while living in a quasi-medieval time period, and the Time Key you use through most of the game. Her techo-geekness is established by her house, strewn as it is with books and cabling. She later repairs a robot 1,500 years ahead of her time. She also wields pistols and [[KillItWithFire fire magic]].
4th Jun '16 7:04:08 AM rixion
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* NatureHeroine: As a primitive human, this trope is rather inevitable.

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* NatureHeroine: [[NatureHero Nature Heroine]]: As a primitive human, this trope is rather inevitable.



* WildWoman: Even wild for the standards of primitive humans. Ayla values strength and AsskickingEqualsAuthority, which several people don't agree with (they'd rather hide and live in peace).

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* WildWoman: [[WildMan Wild Woman]]: Even wild for the standards of primitive humans. Ayla values strength and AsskickingEqualsAuthority, which several people don't agree with (they'd rather hide and live in peace).
31st May '16 2:29:48 AM annette12
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* ReusedCharacterDesign: He looks like a red-headed version of [[Manga/DragonBall Goku]].: In appearance, she resembles a blonde [[Manga/DragonBall Bulma]] (more so teen Bulma).

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* ReusedCharacterDesign: He looks like a red-headed version of [[Manga/DragonBall Goku]].: In appearance, she resembles a blonde [[Manga/DragonBall Bulma]] (more so teen Bulma).
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