History Videogame / ChronoTrigger

18th Apr '18 11:06:11 AM PF
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** In 65,000,000 BC, Crono has to win back the Dreamstone from Ayla in a drinking contest with prehistoric alcohol.[[note]]Which was {{Bowdlerize}}d in the SNES version to be [[FrothyMugsOfWater an eating contest with "soup"]].[[/note]] To win, the player has to rapidly press a button to drink faster than Ayla. Failing enough times will make Ayla say that she can't drink anymore, so Crono wins by default.

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** In 65,000,000 BC, Crono has to win back the Dreamstone from Ayla by beating her in a drinking contest with prehistoric alcohol.[[note]]Which was {{Bowdlerize}}d in the SNES version to be [[FrothyMugsOfWater an eating contest with "soup"]].[[/note]] To win, do this, the player has to rapidly press a button to drink faster than Ayla. button. Failing enough times will make cause Ayla to say that she can't drink anymore, so Crono wins by default.
18th Apr '18 10:54:44 AM PF
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** In Prehistoric times, Crono has to win back the Dreamstone from Ayla in a drinking contest with prehistoric alcohol.[[note]]Which was {{Bowdlerize}}d in the SNES version to be [[FrothyMugsOfWater an eating contest with "soup"]].[[/note]] To win, the player has to rapidly press a button to drink faster than Ayla. Failing enough times will make Ayla say that she can't drink anymore, so Crono wins by default.

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** In Prehistoric times, 65,000,000 BC, Crono has to win back the Dreamstone from Ayla in a drinking contest with prehistoric alcohol.[[note]]Which was {{Bowdlerize}}d in the SNES version to be [[FrothyMugsOfWater an eating contest with "soup"]].[[/note]] To win, the player has to rapidly press a button to drink faster than Ayla. Failing enough times will make Ayla say that she can't drink anymore, so Crono wins by default.
17th Apr '18 5:27:09 AM PF
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* BaitAndSwitch: Lara, Lucca's mother, sits in a chair all day because her legs were crushed many years ago. You can choose to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong and save her in the past. If you do, and return to the present to see her, she'll remain seated in the same chair, implying that YouCantFightFate until she stands up and starts walking around.

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* BaitAndSwitch: Lara, Lucca's mother, sits in a chair all day because her legs were crushed many years ago. You [[spoiler:You can choose to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong and save her in the past. past]]. If you do, and return to the present to see her, she'll [[spoiler:she'll remain seated in the same chair, implying that YouCantFightFate until she stands up and starts walking around.around]].



** The Successor of Guardia ending. Thanks to Frog marrying Leene while still in his frog form, ''everyone'' in the present day royal family is now a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human, half-frog hybrid]]. This includes Marle, much to her chagrin.
** The Legendary Hero ending flashes back to the showdown at the Fiendlord's Keep, except this time, Frog is replaced with the diminutive Tata. In addition, Crono is now standing in for Magus, complete with Marle and Lucca as his [[BodyguardBabes molls]].
** In the Dino Age ending, life goes on for the subjects of Guardia except they're all Reptiles, ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''-style.

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** The Successor of Guardia ending. Thanks to Frog [[spoiler:Frog marrying Leene while still in his frog form, ''everyone'' in the present day royal family is now a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human, half-frog hybrid]]. This includes Marle, much to her chagrin.
chagrin]].
** The Legendary Hero ending flashes back to the showdown at the Fiendlord's Keep, except this time, Frog is replaced with the diminutive Tata. [[spoiler:Tata. In addition, Crono is now standing in for Magus, complete with Marle and Lucca as his [[BodyguardBabes molls]].
molls]]]].
** In the Dino Age ending, life goes on for the subjects of Guardia except [[spoiler:except they're all Reptiles, ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''-style.''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''-style]].



* CampfireCharacterExploration: During the Fiona's Forest sidequest, leaving Robo in the past to plant a forest ends with the party around a campfire. There's little they talk about, but it ends up with Lucca discovering a gate to the past to the day her mother lost her legs. If the player is quick enough, Lucca can save her mother, restoring her legs in the present. Robo then comes up to her and comforts her whether or not she succeeded, and gives her an item he made.

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* CampfireCharacterExploration: During the Fiona's Forest sidequest, leaving Robo in the past to plant a forest ends with the party around a campfire. There's little they talk about, but it ends up with Lucca [[spoiler:Lucca discovering a gate to the past to the day her mother lost her legs. legs]]. If the player is quick enough, Lucca [[spoiler:Lucca can save her mother, restoring her legs in the present. Robo then comes up to her and comforts her whether or not she succeeded, and gives her an item he made.made]].



* CaptureAndReplicate: [[spoiler:Yakra VIII]] captures [[spoiler:the Chancellor]] and poses as him mainly to serve as an ObstructiveBureaucrat in his aim to destabilize the kingdom. You can expose and kill him and free [[spoiler:the real Chancellor]] during the Rainbow Shell subquest.

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* CaptureAndReplicate: [[spoiler:Yakra VIII]] captures [[spoiler:the Chancellor]] Chancellor and poses as him mainly to serve as an ObstructiveBureaucrat in his aim to destabilize the kingdom.kingdom]]. You can expose and kill him and free [[spoiler:the real Chancellor]] during the Rainbow Shell subquest.



* CharacterWitness: During Crono's trial, how you acted during the Millennial Fair will determine your verdict. Later, during the King's trial, the Chancellor learns his lesson and instead calls forward his own cronies, who have been paid to testify ''falsely''.

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* CharacterWitness: During Crono's trial, how you acted during the Millennial Fair will determine your verdict. Later, during the [[spoiler:the King's trial, the Chancellor learns his lesson and instead calls forward his own cronies, who have been paid to testify ''falsely''.''falsely'']].



** Melchior manages to pull it off ''[[ChekhovsBoomerang twice]]''. At first, he ''[[NominalImportance seems]]'' like a mere merchant, but then it's revealed that he's the only swordsmith with the skills to repair the Masamune. Then, still later, it's revealed that [[spoiler:he's one of the time-displaced Gurus]].

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** Melchior manages to pull it off ''[[ChekhovsBoomerang twice]]''. At first, he ''[[NominalImportance seems]]'' like a mere merchant, but then it's revealed that he's [[spoiler:he's the only swordsmith with the skills to repair the Masamune.Masamune]]. Then, still later, it's revealed that [[spoiler:he's one of the time-displaced Gurus]].



** Frog versus Magus at the North Cape, if you bring him to the confrontation and [[spoiler:Robo and Atropos at the Geno Dome]]. Both are optional.

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** Frog versus [[spoiler:versus Magus at the North Cape, Cape]], if you bring him to the confrontation confrontation, and [[spoiler:Robo and Atropos at the Geno Dome]]. Both are optional.



* EveryoneIsRelated: Would you believe that the Guardia Royal Family has basically controlled the same continent for ''over sixty million years?'' And that most of your party is related to them in some fashion?[[note]]Given that there are thousands of generations between each change in "royal family", [[SingleLineOfDescent everyone should be related to the previous one.]][[/note]]

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* EveryoneIsRelated: Would you believe that the Guardia Royal Family has basically [[spoiler:basically controlled the same continent for ''over sixty million years?'' And that most of your party is related to them in some fashion?[[note]]Given fashion?]][[note]]Given that there are thousands of generations between each change in "royal family", [[SingleLineOfDescent everyone should be related to the previous one.]][[/note]]



* EvolutionaryStasis: Humans haven't changed one iota in 65 million years aside from the development of magic, and there's a number of other species that haven't changed at all either except for [[PaletteSwap color]]. This is justified when you fight the final boss - turns out Lavos has personally controlled humanity's evolution since its crash landing in 65,000,000 BC. Apparently, the original form of man serves it best for [[PlanetEater its meal]].

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* EvolutionaryStasis: Humans haven't changed one iota in 65 million years aside from the development of magic, and there's a number of other species that haven't changed at all either except for [[PaletteSwap color]]. This is justified when you fight the final boss - turns [[spoiler:turns out Lavos has personally controlled humanity's evolution since its crash landing in 65,000,000 BC. Apparently, the original form of man serves it best for [[PlanetEater its meal]].meal]]]].



* FinalBossPreview: On top of the fight with Lavos at the Ocean Palace, the DS version has [[spoiler: a potential FinalBossPreview for ''Chrono Cross'' with the Dream Devourer, the precursor to the Time Devourer.]]

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* FinalBossPreview: On top of the fight with Lavos at the Ocean Palace, the DS version remake has [[spoiler: a potential FinalBossPreview for ''Chrono Cross'' with the Dream Devourer, the precursor to the Time Devourer.]]Devourer]].



* FrothyMugsOfWater: In the North American SNES version, there's "soda" and "soup". In addition, Lucca's father, Taban, is shown to have a worrisome fondness of ''lemonade'' in one ending. This is all discarded in the remake.

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* FrothyMugsOfWater: In the North American SNES version, original English script, there's "soda" and "soup". In addition, Lucca's father, Taban, is shown to have a worrisome fondness of ''lemonade'' in one ending. This is all discarded in the remake.



** Yakra, the monster that haunts Manolia Cathedral in Guardia. Almost every generation after him has the same M.O.: disguise himself as the Chancellor, and attempt to kill the queen or king to put an end to the Guardia royal bloodline. In the 400 years between 1000 and 600 AD, they fail to pose a threat at ''all''.

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** Yakra, [[spoiler:Yakra, the monster that haunts Manolia Cathedral in Guardia. Guardia.]] Almost every generation after him has the same M.O.: disguise himself as the [[spoiler:the Chancellor, and attempt to kill the queen or king to put an end to the Guardia royal bloodline.bloodline]]. In the 400 years between 1000 and 600 AD, they fail to pose a threat at ''all''.
17th Apr '18 5:10:25 AM PF
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* ArsonMurderAndLifesaving: After you save the world, Crono wakes up in his bed and is awakened by a royal guardsman, who tells him that his stay of execution has expired and now his sentence will be carried out. Crono is brought before King Guardia XXXIII, with Marle begging for her boyfriend's life...only for the King to reveal he knows all about what's happened. Various {{Character Witness}}es from across time appear to vouch for your story, and Lucca then presents herself brandishing the Gate Key. The King tells you that instead of being executed, he's going to throw you a grand parade on the last night of the Millennial Fair.

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* ArsonMurderAndLifesaving: After you save the world, Crono [[spoiler:Crono wakes up in his bed and is awakened by a royal guardsman, who tells him that his stay of execution has expired and now his sentence will be carried out. Crono is brought before King Guardia XXXIII, with Marle begging for her boyfriend's life...only for the King to reveal he knows all about what's happened. Various {{Character Witness}}es from across time appear to vouch for your story, and Lucca then presents herself brandishing the Gate Key. The King tells you that instead of being executed, he's going to throw you a grand parade on the last night of the Millennial Fair.Fair]].



* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: In Prehistory 65,000,000 BC, there are both cavemen and reptites. The latter are a race of technologically advanced reptiles that resemble many StockDinosaurs.

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: In Prehistory 65,000,000 BC, there are both cavemen and reptites. The latter are a race of technologically advanced reptiles that resemble many StockDinosaurs.



* AttackOfTheTownFestival: The Millennia Fair in 1000 AD is never attacked, but the festival in 65,000,000 B.C. gets ransacked by Reptites while everybody slept.

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* AttackOfTheTownFestival: The Millennia Millennial Fair in 1000 AD is never attacked, but the festival in 65,000,000 B.C. gets ransacked by Reptites while everybody slept.



* CaptureAndReplicate: Yakra VIII captures the Chancellor and poses as him mainly to serve as an ObstructiveBureaucrat in his aim to destabilize the kingdom. You can expose and kill him and free the real Chancellor during the Rainbow Shell subquest.

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* CaptureAndReplicate: Yakra VIII [[spoiler:Yakra VIII]] captures the Chancellor [[spoiler:the Chancellor]] and poses as him mainly to serve as an ObstructiveBureaucrat in his aim to destabilize the kingdom. You can expose and kill him and free the [[spoiler:the real Chancellor Chancellor]] during the Rainbow Shell subquest.



** Items formerly unavailable until the endgame can be earned the DS exclusive Arena of the Ages if you're patient enough.

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** Items formerly unavailable until the endgame can be earned in the DS exclusive Arena of the Ages if you're patient enough.



** Since Toriyama did the character designs, Crono looks like [[Franchise/DragonBall Goku]],[[note]]He wears a crown straight out of ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' in the one of the animated cutscenes in the Beyone Time ending,[[/note]] Marle wears one of Bulma's early outfits, Ayla looks like Bad Launch, and Lucca looks like Arale from ''Manga/DoctorSlump''.

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** Since Akira Toriyama did the character designs, Crono looks like [[Franchise/DragonBall Goku]],[[note]]He wears a crown straight out of ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' in the one of the animated cutscenes in the Beyone Time ending,[[/note]] Marle wears one of Bulma's early outfits, Ayla looks like Bad Launch, and Lucca looks like Arale from ''Manga/DoctorSlump''.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ9zOg_uFKQ Robo's theme]] sounds ''a lot'' like a [[RickRoll certain song]] re-popularized on the internet.[note]]According to Yasunori Mitsuda, though, this one is [[http://kotaku.com/5102689/chrono-trigger-composer-never-heard-of-rick-astley-robos-theme-completely-original just a coincidence]].[[/note]]

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ9zOg_uFKQ Robo's theme]] sounds ''a lot'' like a [[RickRoll certain song]] re-popularized on the internet.[note]]According [[note]]According to Yasunori Mitsuda, though, this one is [[http://kotaku.com/5102689/chrono-trigger-composer-never-heard-of-rick-astley-robos-theme-completely-original just a coincidence]].[[/note]]
16th Apr '18 4:21:00 PM PF
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* CampfireCharacterExploration: During the Fiona Shrine sidequest, leaving Robo in the past to plant a forest ends with the party around a campfire. There's little they talk about, but it ends up with Lucca discovering a gate to the past to the day her mother lost her legs. If the player is quick enough, Lucca can save her mother, restoring her legs in the present. Robo then comes up to her and comforts her whether or not she succeeded, and gives her an item he made.

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* CampfireCharacterExploration: During the Fiona Shrine Fiona's Forest sidequest, leaving Robo in the past to plant a forest ends with the party around a campfire. There's little they talk about, but it ends up with Lucca discovering a gate to the past to the day her mother lost her legs. If the player is quick enough, Lucca can save her mother, restoring her legs in the present. Robo then comes up to her and comforts her whether or not she succeeded, and gives her an item he made.
16th Apr '18 4:17:28 PM PF
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* {{Balloonacy}}: In the Beyond Time ending, [[spoiler:Chrono and Marle]] will get carried away by party balloons if you wrecked the Epoch.

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* {{Balloonacy}}: In This happens in the Reunion and Beyond Time ending, [[spoiler:Chrono and Marle]] will get carried away by party balloons endings if you wrecked the Epoch.Epoch. In the former, [[spoiler:Marle]] gets carried away, while in the latter, [[spoiler:it's Crono and Marle]].
16th Apr '18 4:09:32 PM PF
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* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: Toppling sorcerers, evil empresses, dinosaur hordes, robotic armies? We're on it! Marle standing up to her {{overprotective dad}}? Go hire somebody else. In fact, the problems of the present day are seemingly insurmountable for the main trio. Crono is a fugitive for the entire story until [[spoiler:the canonical ending]], Lucca cannot reconcile hers and Taban's role in causing her mother's paralysis until [[spoiler: Fiona's forest is restored]], and Marle's home life is hopelessly dysfunctional, with the Chancellor egging the King on from behind the scenes, until [[spoiler:the end of the Rainbow Shell subquest]].

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* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: Toppling sorcerers, evil empresses, dinosaur hordes, robotic armies? We're on it! Marle standing up to her {{overprotective dad}}? Go hire somebody else. In fact, the problems of the present day are seemingly insurmountable for the main trio. Crono is a fugitive for the entire story until [[spoiler:the canonical Beyond Time ending]], Lucca cannot reconcile hers and Taban's role in causing her mother's paralysis until [[spoiler: Fiona's [[spoiler:Fiona's forest is restored]], and Marle's home life is hopelessly dysfunctional, with the Chancellor egging the King on from behind the scenes, until [[spoiler:the end of the Rainbow Shell subquest]].
16th Apr '18 4:05:42 PM PF
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* YouALLLookFamiliar: Besides the hardware limitations in terms of character sprites, some of the main characters' official artwork strongly resemble ''Dragon Ball'' characters. This makes sense due to Akira Toriyama providing the character designs for both works.

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* YouALLLookFamiliar: Besides the hardware limitations in terms of character sprites, some of the main characters' official artwork strongly resemble ''Dragon Ball'' characters. This makes sense due to considering Akira Toriyama providing provided the character designs for both works.
16th Apr '18 4:04:21 PM PF
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* YouALLLookFamiliar: Besides the hardware limitations in terms of character models, some of the main characters' official artwork strongly resemble ''Dragon Ball'' characters. This makes sense due to Akira Toriyama providing the character designs for both works.

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* YouALLLookFamiliar: Besides the hardware limitations in terms of character models, sprites, some of the main characters' official artwork strongly resemble ''Dragon Ball'' characters. This makes sense due to Akira Toriyama providing the character designs for both works.
16th Apr '18 3:59:06 PM PF
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** When you last leave the Tyranno Lair, it's reduced to a smoldering crater that is visible from space. Lavos' impact buries the castle underground, where it eventually becomes accessible again in 600 AD. It's actually more of a merging of the Reptite Lair (trap-filled caves) and the prison/throne room associated with Azala; the outdoor areas of Tyranno Lair were obliterated.
** The Ocean Palace is seemingly nuked by Lavos, but is quickly transmogrified into the Black Omen. As to why it rises out of the sea... [[RuleOfCool do you really need a reason?]]

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** When you last leave the Tyranno Lair, it's reduced to a smoldering crater that is visible from space. Lavos' impact buries the castle underground, where it eventually becomes accessible again in 600 AD. It's actually more of a merging of the trap-filled caves of the Reptite Lair (trap-filled caves) and the prison/throne room associated with Azala; the outdoor areas of Tyranno Lair were obliterated.
** The Ocean Palace is seemingly nuked by Lavos, but is quickly transmogrified into the Black Omen. As to why it rises out of the sea... [[RuleOfCool do you really need a reason?]]
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