History Videogame / ChronoTrigger

7th Aug '17 8:44:01 PM HeroicJay
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* SanDimasTime: Your adventures in the past seem to have a checkpoint system -- you can go back to 65million BC/12000 BC/600 AD, yes, but you won't have to do anything more than once.

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* SanDimasTime: Your adventures in the past seem to have a checkpoint system -- you can go back to 65million BC/12000 BC/600 AD, yes, but you won't have to do anything more than once. Also, there are a few instances where one can tell that time took place while you weren't a specific time period; for instance, the BrokenBridge in 600 AD gets fixed "while" you're having adventures in 1000 AD and 2300 AD.
7th Aug '17 6:53:41 PM HeroicJay
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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The entire game takes place over roughly one week. If you weren't asked to stop and rest a night so often in order to advance the plot, it's possible that the entire game could have taken place over two days.
15th Jul '17 9:06:00 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: The game is basically ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' meets ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy''; in that it combines the light-hearted charm and art style of ''Dragon Quest'' with the cosmic scope and [[CombatantCooldownSystem Active Time Battle system]] of ''Final Fantasy''.
6th Jul '17 6:27:53 PM Raikoh
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* MarathonBoss: If the player doesn't opt to [[spoiler:[[RammingAlwaysWorks ram the Epoch through the outer shell]]]], facing Lavos head-on via traveling to the Day of Lavos results in him [[AllYourPowersCombined fighting with the patterns and stats of a large number of bosses from across the game,]] to the point that the player's allowed to switch party members between each fight just because of its sheer length. The actual FinalBoss battles with Lavos don't last anywhere near as long usually.
2nd Jul '17 5:09:43 PM KingLyger
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* SixthRanger: [[spoiler:Magus]].

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* SixthRanger: [[spoiler:Magus]].SkippableBoss: The BossRush that begins the FinalBoss battle against Lavos can be skipped by crashing into its outer shell with the Epoch. However, doing this destroys the Epoch and prevents you from going back, making it a PointOfNoReturn.
2nd Jul '17 10:42:05 AM mouschilight
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24th Jun '17 2:29:17 PM nombretomado
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* DreamTeam: A Meta one. This game has character designs by Creator/AkiraToriyama, music by Creator/NobuoUematsu, was written by the creator of the DragonQuest series and designed by the creator of the FinalFantasy series. [[BeyondTheImpossible And this happened nearly a decade BEFORE]] Creator/SquareEnix...

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* DreamTeam: A Meta one. This game has character designs by Creator/AkiraToriyama, music by Creator/NobuoUematsu, was written by the creator of the DragonQuest ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series and designed by the creator of the FinalFantasy series. [[BeyondTheImpossible And this happened nearly a decade BEFORE]] Creator/SquareEnix...
18th Jun '17 4:53:13 PM Kinitawowi
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** The DS remake also gives Marle an Infinity +1 Bow. The Venus Bow, when it hits, always does 777 points of damage. Against some Mooks with high defense, she can end up doing far more damage than anyone else (except Ayla's Infinity +1 Bronze Fists which she gets at Level 96...)

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** The DS remake also gives Marle an Infinity +1 Bow. The Venus Bow, when it hits, always does 777 points of damage. Against some Mooks with high defense, defense [[note]]like those in Heckran Cave, which you reach pretty early in the game - i.e. the time you're most likely to use her[[/note]]] , she can end up doing far more damage than anyone else (except Ayla's Infinity +1 Bronze Fists which she gets at Level 96...)
17th Jun '17 8:58:35 AM intastiel
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* CandlelitRitual: Magus's rite to summon [[EldritchAbomination Lavos]] involves a series of braziers burning blue flame surrounding his circle and the path leading to it. The flames light automatically as the heroic party approaches.
23rd May '17 4:11:41 AM Aipom-pom
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* CosmicHorrorStory: The series as a whole became this once ''ChronoCross'' came along.



* DubNameChange: Frog's signature weapon, the Masamune sword. Should come as no surprise that a western ''knightsword'' is wrongly named after a famous eastern ''katana''. In the japanese version, it's named Grandleon, which makes more sense.

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* DubNameChange: Frog's signature weapon, the Masamune sword. Should come as no surprise that a western ''knightsword'' is wrongly named after a famous eastern ''katana''. In the japanese Japanese version, it's named Grandleon, which makes more sense.



* AnEconomyIsYou: Highlighted by the fact that no matter what time zone you are in people will sell roboting arm attachments, guns, and crossbows.

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* AnEconomyIsYou: Highlighted by the fact that no matter what time zone you are in people will sell roboting robotic arm attachments, guns, and crossbows.



* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: A mini-game involves collecting cat food for Chrono's cat(s). Regardless of how much you actually collect, it/they will still run away in one ending.

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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: A mini-game involves collecting cat food for Chrono's Crono's cat(s). Regardless of how much you actually collect, it/they will still run away in one ending.



* GiantWallOfWateryDoom: [[spoiler:Zeal's destructon]] in 12,000 BC causes a tsunami to flood most of the world. Only a few survivors remain, bridging the divide between the 'Earthbound Ones' and the 'Enlightened Ones.'

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* GiantWallOfWateryDoom: [[spoiler:Zeal's destructon]] destruction]] in 12,000 BC causes a tsunami to flood most of the world. Only a few survivors remain, bridging the divide between the 'Earthbound Ones' and the 'Enlightened Ones.'



* MadeOfIndestructium: Probably an unintentional example. Since Gato must survive to give out silver points afterwards, he can't die no matter what the party hits him with. A Luminare to the face? Still standing. Warp the fabric of space and time with a Dark Matter blast? Shrugs it right off. Blow up the entire screen with a triple tech? What else you got? Lucca built him REALLY sturdy.

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* MadeOfIndestructium: Probably an unintentional example. Since Gato must survive to give out silver points afterwards, he can't die no matter what the party hits him with. A Luminare Luminaire to the face? Still standing. Warp the fabric of space and time with a Dark Matter blast? Shrugs it right off. Blow up the entire screen with a triple tech? What else you got? Lucca built him REALLY sturdy.



* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler:''[[JokeCharacter Dalton]]'']] is the one who brings down the Kingdom of Guardia between ''Trigger'' and ''[[VideoGame/ChronoCross Cross]]?!''

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* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[spoiler:''[[JokeCharacter Dalton]]'']] is the one who brings [[spoiler:brings down the Kingdom of Guardia between ''Trigger'' and ''[[VideoGame/ChronoCross Cross]]?!''Cross]]?!'']]



* RecurringLocation: Crono visits the future site of Leene Square at the beginning of the game. In one of the optional endings, Robo is seen walking around a futuristic Leene Square; He and Atropos reenact Crono and Marle's CrashIntoHello. In ''Chrono Cross'', an apocalyptic Leene Square greets those who make it to the end of the Dead Sea.

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* RecurringLocation: Crono visits the future site of Leene Square at the beginning of the game. In one of the optional endings, Robo is seen walking around a futuristic Leene Square; He and Atropos reenact Crono and Marle's CrashIntoHello. In ''Chrono Cross'', an apocalyptic Leene Square greets those who make it to the end of the Dead Sea.



* SaveTheWorldClimax: Crono wants nothing more than to go to the Millenial Fair, but ends up roped into a {{time travel}}ing quest to save his planet from annihilation at the hands of an EldritchAbomination.

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* SaveTheWorldClimax: Crono wants nothing more than to go to the Millenial Millennial Fair, but ends up roped into a {{time travel}}ing quest to save his planet from annihilation at the hands of an EldritchAbomination.



* TheSoCalledCoward: Frog. This is made clearer in the DS retanslation, when he tells Cyrus he doesn't fight back against his childhood tormentors because he's reluctant to hurt ''them.''

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* TheSoCalledCoward: Frog. This is made clearer in the DS retanslation, retranslation, when he tells Cyrus he doesn't fight back against his childhood tormentors because he's reluctant to hurt ''them.''



** The first time you arrive at Medina, the shopkeepers sell weapons three tiers above what you'll currently be using, for 10 times the gold you'd expect. This is becaues the fiends of the village hate humans after losing a war 400 years ago. [[spoiler: After you've changed history to make fiends no longer hate humans, the prices become more reasonable, but by then, the gear is outclassed.]]

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** The first time you arrive at Medina, the shopkeepers sell weapons three tiers above what you'll currently be using, for 10 times the gold you'd expect. This is becaues because the fiends of the village hate humans after losing a war 400 years ago. [[spoiler: After you've changed history to make fiends no longer hate humans, the prices become more reasonable, but by then, the gear is outclassed.]]



** Hey, whatever happened to Schala? Oh well, it's not important! [[spoiler: ''VisualNovel/RadicalDreamers'' was concieved just to rectify this, and due to Kato not being satisfied with it and the short amount of time it took to develop it, the MindScrew that was ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' was created, with her playing and even larger role in it than in ''Radical Dreamers''.]]

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** Hey, whatever happened to Schala? Oh well, it's not important! [[spoiler: ''VisualNovel/RadicalDreamers'' was concieved conceived just to rectify this, and due to Kato not being satisfied with it and the short amount of time it took to develop it, the MindScrew that was ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' was created, with her playing and even larger role in it than in ''Radical Dreamers''.]]



** Queen Zeal and Schala have blue hair. [[spoiler:It's implied to be dyed, given Schala's blonde apperance in ''Chrono Cross''.]]
* YourSizeMayVary: When you fight Lavos, he takes up about half the screen and seems to be about as large as a big house, certainly small enough to [[spoiler:fit inside the Mammon Machine room at the Ocean Palace]]. However, his appearance in the Day Of Lavos recording and the cutscene prior to his fight display a city-sized Lavos splitting the earth. He left a small-continent sized crater after crashing on earth in Prehistory. The [[spoiler:[[GlobalAirship upgraded Epoch]]]], which is almost as large as Lavos's battle sprite. may be crash landed through its shell inside of him. Its [[BiggerOnTheInside insides]] sprawl at least over four screen heights, certainly larger than Lenne's Square. And [[spoiler:his [[OneWingedAngel first of two final forms]]]] is also about as large as he is on the outside.

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** Queen Zeal Zeal, Schala, and Schala Janus have blue hair. [[spoiler:It's implied to be dyed, given Schala's blonde apperance in ''Chrono Cross''.]]
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* YourSizeMayVary: When you fight Lavos, he takes up about half the screen and seems to be about as large as a big house, certainly small enough to [[spoiler:fit inside the Mammon Machine room at the Ocean Palace]]. However, his appearance in the Day Of Lavos recording and the cutscene prior to his fight display a city-sized Lavos splitting the earth. He left a small-continent sized crater after crashing on earth in Prehistory. The [[spoiler:[[GlobalAirship upgraded Epoch]]]], which is almost as large as Lavos's battle sprite. may be crash landed through its shell inside of him. Its [[BiggerOnTheInside insides]] sprawl at least over four screen heights, certainly larger than Lenne's Leene's Square. And [[spoiler:his [[OneWingedAngel first of two final forms]]]] is also about as large as he is on the outside.
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