History NightmareFuel / ChronoTrigger

17th Jan '16 10:32:18 AM kraas
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* The end of the sidequest for Fiona's forest. Lucca gets the chance to relive or alter the point in her past in which her mother's legs become crippled. She wakes up as the rest of the party sleeps, and the ambient soundtrack of the gate/time warp plays in the background. She wanders into a clearing to find a red time gate. Reliving the worst moment of her life can be disturbing enough, but if you fail to free her from Tabar's machine, Lucca's mother cries out for one last time before the screen goes black. Two seconds later, you hear Lucca's mother scream. The rest of the sidequest (success or failure) is in complete silence, aside from sound effects.

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* The end of the sidequest for Fiona's forest. Lucca gets the chance to relive or alter the point in her past in which her mother's legs become crippled. She wakes up as the rest of the party sleeps, and the ambient soundtrack of the gate/time warp plays in the background. She wanders into a clearing to find a red time gate. Reliving the worst moment of her life can be disturbing enough, but if you fail to free her from Tabar's Taban's machine, Lucca's mother cries out for one last time before the screen goes black. Two seconds later, you hear Lucca's mother scream. The rest of the sidequest (success or failure) is in complete silence, aside from sound effects.
17th Jan '16 10:31:55 AM kraas
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* How about the events at the end of the Ocean Palace where [[spoiler: [[TheHeroDies Lavos disintegrates Crono]]]]! Sure, [[spoiler: [[BackFromTheDead you can save him later]]]], but still. It comes off as completely unexpected and even with [[spoiler: Crono's and [[UrbanLegendofZelda Schala's]] HeroicSacrifice, Zeal still is destroyed by Lavos, and not only that but it also causes the Black Omen to be created]].

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* How about the events at the end of the Ocean Palace where [[spoiler: [[TheHeroDies Lavos disintegrates Crono]]]]! Sure, [[spoiler: [[BackFromTheDead you can save him later]]]], but still. It comes off as completely unexpected and even with [[spoiler: Crono's and [[UrbanLegendofZelda Schala's]] HeroicSacrifice, Zeal still is destroyed by Lavos, and not only that but it also causes the Black Omen to be created]].created, on top of flooding most of the planet]].
17th Jan '16 10:30:33 AM kraas
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** A new player exiting Bangor Dome onto the 2300 AD world map for the first time is in for a shock in general. A barren wasteland, ruins and craters everywhere... but the cherry on top is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbdcW-rPsi8 the freaking world map music]]. It socks you in the gut immediately with a low piano note, and while the winds are playing a hopeless melody, the percussion lags behind the song's tempo considerably, sounding like the pulley of a lonely flagpole beating against the metal.

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** A new player exiting Bangor Dome onto the 2300 AD world map for the first time is in for a shock in general. A barren wasteland, ruins and craters everywhere... but the cherry on top is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbdcW-rPsi8 the freaking world map music]]. It socks you in the gut immediately with a low piano note, and while the winds are playing a hopeless melody, the percussion lags behind the song's tempo considerably, sounding like broken chimes or the pulley of a lonely flagpole beating against the metal.
7th Jan '16 1:40:09 PM bannermanner
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** It gets better. If one listens closely, they can hear ''laughter'' in the background. It's not out of the realm of possibility to consider that Lavos is ''sentient and enjoys the destruction it's causing.'' Sleep well!



** It gets better. If one listens closely, they can hear ''laughter'' in the background. It's not out of the realm of possibility to consider that Lavos is ''sentient and enjoys the destruction it's causing.'' Sleep well!
7th Jan '16 1:38:27 PM bannermanner
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** If you take the time gate to 1999 A.D., you don't hear the normal time gate ambient track. Instead, you get a heartbeat that starts slow and gets quicker every few seconds.



* The end of the sidequest for Fiona's forest. Lucca gets the chance to relive or alter the point in her past in which her mother's legs become crippled. The sound of the Gate/time warp constantly playing in the background can be disturbing enough, but if you fail, Lucca's mother cries out for one last time before the screen goes black. Two seconds later, you hear Lucca's mother scream. The rest of the sidequest (success or failure) is in complete silence, aside from sound effects.

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* The end of the sidequest for Fiona's forest. Lucca gets the chance to relive or alter the point in her past in which her mother's legs become crippled. The sound She wakes up as the rest of the Gate/time party sleeps, and the ambient soundtrack of the gate/time warp constantly playing plays in the background background. She wanders into a clearing to find a red time gate. Reliving the worst moment of her life can be disturbing enough, but if you fail, fail to free her from Tabar's machine, Lucca's mother cries out for one last time before the screen goes black. Two seconds later, you hear Lucca's mother scream. The rest of the sidequest (success or failure) is in complete silence, aside from sound effects.
1st Sep '15 8:17:52 AM madius
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** If you go for the Programmer's Ending in a New Game + (using the right telepad immediately when seeing Lucca's device), the inner section of Lavos not only features the heartbeat but ''an even more disturbing scream'' that just gets louder and louder until everything else is muffled by it.
26th Jul '15 5:35:59 PM Vilui
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* FridgeHorror: In 2300 AD and the Black Omen, you encounter Lavos ''Spawn'', which would have eventually been cast out into space to find more worlds to consume, just like Earth was. The game never addresses where Lavos (or rather, ''this'' Lavos) came from, so how many other planets in the universe have been ravaged by it and/or its kind? There could be dozens, hundreds, or ''thousands'' of Lavos' (Lavoses? Lavosi?) hurling around the galaxy ''right now'', each one with enough power to not only destroy whole worlds, but potentially ''[[VideoGame/ChronoCross break reality itself.]]''

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* FridgeHorror: In 2300 AD and the Black Omen, you encounter Lavos ''Spawn'', which would have eventually been cast out into space to find more worlds to consume, just like Earth was. The game never addresses where Lavos (or rather, ''this'' Lavos) came from, so how many other planets in the universe have been ravaged by it and/or its kind? There could be dozens, hundreds, or ''thousands'' of Lavos' Lavos (Lavoses? Lavosi?) hurling around the galaxy ''right now'', each one with enough power to not only destroy whole worlds, but potentially ''[[VideoGame/ChronoCross break reality itself.]]''
21st Jul '15 5:00:25 PM DarkStorm
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* Magus's Lair in 600 AD. Let's start with the background music, a creepy chord that never lets up, and the laughter every couple of seconds. Add some [[spoiler:monsters who look like]] people you know, whom you know shouldn't be there. They say some relatively innocuous things the first time you see them... then again later after you encounter Ozzie, [[spoiler:they add a sinister second phrase before revealing their true forms]]. Then you find out that the bat that's been following you and flies away just before they change is actually...
** This troper isn't even sure that that was laughing...it might have been someone screaming...
** Or a mixture of laughing and sobbing/screaming... it's kind of ambiguous, as if the person making the sound is in so much misery and for so long that he's gone insane and, as a result, doesn't even know how to react to it anymore.
* Those skeleton [[{{Mook}} Mooks]] you've fought at various points in this era? At one point in Magus's castle a group of them attacks you while ''begging you to kill them'' to free them from the spell controlling them. Worse still, in that castle you meet a bunch of kids and teenagers who also turn into skeletons. Magus wasn't above using child corpses.

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* Magus's Lair in 600 AD. Let's start with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDP5aNfX_HA the background music, music]], called "Strains of Insanity" a creepy chord that never lets up, and the laughter with a sound that could be laughter, crying, or screaming repeating every couple of seconds. seconds.
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Add some [[spoiler:monsters who look like]] people you know, whom you know shouldn't be there. They say some relatively innocuous things the first time you see them... then again later after you encounter Ozzie, [[spoiler:they add a sinister second phrase before revealing their true forms]]. Then Instead of the normal battle music, "Strains of Insanity" continues to play while you find out that the bat that's been following you and flies away just before they change is actually...
** This troper isn't even sure that that was laughing...it might have been someone screaming...
** Or a mixture of laughing and sobbing/screaming... it's kind of ambiguous, as if the person making the sound is in so much misery and for so long that he's gone insane and, as a result, doesn't even know how to react to it anymore.
fight them.
* Those skeleton [[{{Mook}} Mooks]] you've fought at various points in this era? At one point in Magus's castle a group of them attacks you while ''begging you to kill them'' to free them from the spell controlling them. Worse still, in that castle you meet a bunch of kids and teenagers who also turn into skeletons. Magus wasn't above using child corpses. (And, yes, Stains of Insanity is ''still playing''. Getting to the bosses is worth it just to hear a different song)
18th Jun '15 12:56:58 PM DarkStorm
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** A new player exiting Bangor Dome onto the 2300 AD world map for the first time is in for a shock in general. A barren wasteland, ruins and craters everywhere... but the cherry on top is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybv2EUb08Qg the freaking world map music]]. It socks you in the gut immediately with a low piano note, and while the winds are playing a hopeless melody, the percussion lags behind the song's tempo considerably, sounding like the pulley of a lonely flagpole beating against the metal.

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** A new player exiting Bangor Dome onto the 2300 AD world map for the first time is in for a shock in general. A barren wasteland, ruins and craters everywhere... but the cherry on top is [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybv2EUb08Qg com/watch?v=TbdcW-rPsi8 the freaking world map music]]. It socks you in the gut immediately with a low piano note, and while the winds are playing a hopeless melody, the percussion lags behind the song's tempo considerably, sounding like the pulley of a lonely flagpole beating against the metal.
28th Feb '15 10:28:26 PM Deathhacker
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* Further into the Fridge Horror: Lucca said that Lavos specifically cultivated the human race to uplift them to the point that it would be worth to absorb their genetic material, like some sort of perverse evolutionary trait. This means that everything humans are and will be are due to this creature, otherwise they would have been stuck as language-challenged apes like in the past. And there are more of Lavos out there. The entire Universe is basically one gigantic petri dish for the Lavos species, who seems to have no greater drive than " consume, evolve", and can actually ''get pissed at you'' for interrupting this cycle.
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