A list of characters from SquareEnix's mid-1990s time-traveling yarn, ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''.

'''WARNING! [[ItWasHisSled This page assumes you have played through the game.]] UNMARKED SPOILERS AHEAD!!!'''

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[[folder:Main Characters]]

!!The whole team
* BadassCrew: Every playable character is some sort of {{badass}}.
* BigDamnHeroes: To the people in every time period.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Each of them have their own.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits

!!Crono
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->Our hero. A young boy from the village of Truce in 1000 A.D. who lives with his mother and cat. [[HeroicMime Doesn't say much]], but becomes quite the hero after being sucked back in time.

* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Jumping through a wormhole to save a girl [[TheDulcineaEffect he just met ten minutes ago]]?
* BackFromTheDead: Although it's more of a SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong ploy to prevent his death from happening in the first place.
* ButThouMust: If not for this, Crono ''could'' have chosen not to wander around the festival with a pendant-wearing girl who bumped into him, thus avoiding a quest across time to battle unspeakable evils, his own death, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a few days in jail]]. He's also not allowed to bow out of Marle and Lucca's plan to ScrewDestiny.
* CantDropTheHero: spoiler:Until Lavos kills him, anyway.
* CloningGambit: To prevent spoiler:his death by Lavos, Balthazar hatches a scheme to [[ActuallyADoombot replace Crono with an inanimate double]] won in the sideshow tent at the fair.
* CrashIntoHello: This is how he meets Marle. No matter how careful you are tip-toeing around the Square, this will always happen.
* DecoyProtagonist: spoiler:If you don't revive him, Marle and Lucca take the lead roles for the remainder of the game. Even once he rejoins your party, his role in the plot is pretty much done. In a subversion of CantDropTheHero, he becomes a selectable character in the End of Time just like everyone else.
* DisappearedDad: No mention is made of Crono's father or what happened to him.
* 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 ''attempting to subvert the throne''. Crono escapes the guillotine by a hair. The charges are never formally dropped, either, which is how he gets yanked back into custody in the game's epilogue.
* TheDulcineaEffect: In fairness, nobody else at the fair was willing to step onto the telepod. As we later learn in 600 AD, time is of the essence in locating Marle, or rather, her ancestor Queen Leene.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Including area attacks and group heals.
* {{Expy}}: Looks like a certain other [[Manga/DragonBall spiky-haired protagonist]].
* FistPump: Crono does this after every battle. And once in the ending when [[AndTheAdventureContinues he's called to action one last time.]]
* TheHeroDies: In a break from [=RPG=] tradition, Crono actually ''dies'' fighting Lavos before the end of the game, and you don't even need to retrieve him to win.
* HeroicMime: Subverted in one of the endings, where Lucca and Marle's slideshow actually cause him to get two lines.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Averted in the the PlayStation version, which includes a cutscene of Crono training in his backyard.
* JackOfAllStats: Typical among many other silent [=JRPG=] heroes, Crono is a well-balanced character. His physical damage is respectable, along with his speed, health, and defense. Because he can equip some very hefty weapons (including the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Dreamseeker]]), he is one of the main tanks. Crono can also cast Raise on allies to revive them, and is the second-strongest offensive magic user.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Crono's weapon of choice, which includes some of the most powerful weapons in the game.
** WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter: His StarterEquipment. Really an aversion because it's the weakest weapon he can wield, besides the [[JokeItem Mop]].
* [[NiceHat Nice Bandanna]]
* NoBodyLeftBehind: Gets turned to ash by Lavos' wave motion gun.
* PrimaryColorChampion: Fiery red hair, a blue tunic, and a yellow kerchief ensures you won't lose sight of him.
* PropheticName: Crono is a condensed form of ''Chrono'', a Greek prefix for time. Since Crono is the lead protagonist in a time-traveling game, this name is very appropriate.
* RedHeadedHero
* SacrificialLion: TheHeroDies.
* ScarfOfAsskicking
* ShockAndAwe[=/=]LightEmUp: Crono eventually learns lightning-based magic (changed to "light"-elemental, even if the ''spell'' is still called Lightning, in the DS UpdatedRerelease). It's supposed to be "Sky" or "Heaven", which is why he also gets revival magic and Luminaire, the ber Holy spell. Light was likely the closest fit without actually using "Heaven".
* ShonenHair: It's surprising that he hasn't cut himself on that nest of hair.
* SpellBlade: When teaming up with Lucca or Marle.
** FlamingSword: Lucca casts magic on his sword and sets on fire. This in itself is pretty sick, but the blade completely immolates any enemy it touches.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Officially "Chrono" in Japan. Blame the character limit on the SNES for the missing "h".

!!Lucca
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->One of Crono's friends from 1000 A.D. Lucca is very good with gadgets, a trait she inherited from her father, Taban. She discovered small pockets of distortions in time ([[{{Namedar}} which she dubbed "Gates"]]) after an accident at Leene Square hurled Marle back in time to 600 A.D.

* ActionGirl
* AdjustingYourGlasses
* 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 or do anything]] until you accept her offer.
* AwesomeMcCoolName: Her name is Lucca ''Ashtear'' for crying outloud!
* BadassAdorable
* {{Big Damn Hero|es}}ine: At Crono's scheduled "execution." Of course, you could just escape on your own, but this scene is [[RuleOfCool cooler]].
* BerserkButton:
** When the other R-Series robots trash Robo, Lucca (if she's in the party) completely loses it.
** Upon finding out that Lavos is an {{Abusive Precursor|s}} that nurtured and manipulated humankind and its achievements for the ''sole purpose'' of feeding itself from them millions of years afterward, Lucca refuses to allow of her species' art and science to feed some alien parasite.
* BlackMagicianGirl: Although she really doesn't look the part.
* DaddysGirl: They work as a team quite a few times, and Taben even makes her a vest and refers to her as "[his] favorite daughter" (granted, she ''is'' an only child).
* DropTheHammer: Resorts to this when an enemy is too close to shoot.
* TheEngineer: Some of her techs utilize her inventions.
* {{Expy}}: Looks like a cross between [[Manga/DoctorSlump Arale]] and [[Manga/DragonBall Bulma]].
* GadgeteerGenius: With occasional hints of MadScientist.
* TheGunslinger: Her standard weapon.
* HomemadeInventions: And built a couple of them herself.
* InSpiteOfANail: Even if her mother is never maimed in the accident, Lucca becomes a GadgeteerGenius anyway.
* 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]] (warning, contains the scripts of the endings), [[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.]]
* MadScientist: A heroic one.
* {{Meganekko}}
* MistakenForGay: RunningGag throughout the game, causing her to repeatedly deny being into girls.
* [[MrFixIt Ms. Fix-It]]: "It appears to be a humaoid robot... incredible. I think I can fix it." (!)
** Later, when the party recovers Dreamstone to repair the Masamune, Lucca aids Melchior in fixing the blade. Likely, she lends assistance because of her savviness with technology, but also, in the smelting of swords, fire is needed and Lucca's element is Fire.
* MsExposition: It is Lucca who realizes Marle is a Princess and, when the team interfered with the search for Marle's ancestor, the paradox caused Marle to vanish.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: In a manner of speaking. If you do the sidequest to revive the forest, afterward, Lucca will go back to her childhood and have the chance to save her mother from being crippled by her father's invention. Of course, you ''can'' still fail.
* {{Nice H|at}}elmet
* PersonalityPowers: Averted. She lacks the extreme, impulsive hotheadedness one might associate with fire.
* PlayingWithFire: She uses a flamethrower, fire magic, and ''grenades'', for crying out loud.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue Oni to Marle.
* {{Science Hero}}ine: "Nothing can beat science!"
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Goes back in time to prevent her mother's accident.
* ShipperOnDeck: Interpretations differ on her own feelings toward Crono, but there's a little moment of note in 2300 A.D. When the party conceives their plan to stop Lavos and save the world, Crono can choose to be a wimp about it; Lucca takes him aside and eggs him into looking cool in front of Marle.
* SmartPeopleBuildRobots: Right after returning from 600 AD for the first time, Lucca goes home and begins theorizing about how possible bipedal robots may or may not be. Later on, she manages to repair such a robot from more than ''one thousand years'' in her future. And in the ending of the UpdatedRerelease, we find out that she was the person who invented the precursors for those robots, [[StableTimeLoop possibly because of her meeting with Robo.]]
* SquishyWizard: Slower than most, and her physical defensive qualities are somewhat lacking.
* TeenGenius: This 19 year old genius can fix a robot from a time period long after hers. That should tell you something.
* TestedOnHumans: Lucca seizes on the Millenial Fair to test out her telepod, marketing it as an "attraction" of sorts. Unfortunately, Lucca's reputation precedes her; no one's going to be caught dead near that device.
* WrenchWench
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!!Marle/Princess Nadia
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->The princess of Guardia Castle in 1000 A.D., and daughter of King Guardia XXXIII. Fed up with the trappings of royal life (i.e. not being able to go anywhere without her father's approval), she runs off and bumps into Crono at the Millennial Fair. Her real name is Nadia, but [[DontCallMeSir she prefers to be called Marle]].

* ActionGirl
* AllLovingHero: Marle is, more or less, the person responsible for saving the world, and it's pretty obvious that she will be a kind and benevolent ruler when she does take the throne.
* BadassAdorable
* BadassPrincess:
** She's the first one to say "ScrewDestiny!" when the heroes discover the BadFuture.
** In her personal sidequest, she [[SuperWindowJump jumps through a stained glass window]] to save her father.
** Also, after Crono dies, she becomes hellbent to bring him back, along with Lucca. When the whole world is telling her "you have to let go", she says "screw destiny" one more time.
* CrashIntoHello: She first bumps into Crono at the Millennial Fair, dropping her pendant.
* CrutchCharacter: While she's the main healer for the most part, all her healing techs are single target only unless they're combined with somebody else; for this reason, she tends to get ditched as a healer (and thus just plain ditched) once Frog and/or Robo's magic stats get high enough for their wide-angle heal beams to be worthwhile. Her Ice spells also become redundant when Magus joins, and earlier with Frog's Water magic to a lesser degree, given that the two are listed as the same element. Her Double Tech abilities are still quite useful. In particular, Antipode, which is combined with Lucca's fire to create Shadow magic.
* {{Determinator}}: She ''refuses'' to accept defeat, loss, or sacrifice.
* DubNameChange: Her real name was Marledia in the Japanese version, making her chosen nickname a bit more realistically "on-the-spot".
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
* {{Expy}}: Shares an iconic outfit with early ''Manga/DragonBall'' Bulma.
* GenkiGirl
* HalfHumanHybrid: One of the endings has Frog marrying Leene while still in frog form, leading to the entire present day royal family (Marle included) becoming half-human, half-frogs, to her dismay.
* HealingHands: The most notable healer among the party.
* HotBlooded
* AnIcePerson
* {{Identical Grand|son}}daughter: Bears an uncanny resemblance to the queen in the middle ages. Naturally, this becomes a plot point.
* TheMedic: Has some firepower, but not really enough to be a CombatMedic.
* MissingMom
* OffModel: Looks as though she has six fingers on each hand in the cover art.
* OrphansPlotTrinket: Marle's pendant.
* PersonalityPowers: A notable aversion: Marle is hot-headed, impulsive, and passionate, yet her elemental focus is all ice.
* PimpedOutDress: The royal dress she wears in the past, a similar dress she flings off in the present, and a FairytaleWeddingDress in the good ending cutscenes in the re-releases of the game.
* PistolWhipping: Does this with her bows when enemies are too close to shoot.
* RebelliousPrincess
* RedOniBlueOni: Red Oni to Lucca.
* RetGone: Comes dangerously close at the start of the game when Leene's resue in 600 A.D. is interfered with.
* RippleEffectIndicator: Marle serves as this at the start of the game in 600 A.D.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SamaritanSyndrome: She's one of the friendliest people you'll ever meet, puts on no airs whatsoever regarding her rank, and her idealism is what leads her to declare that they should screw destiny and [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong change history]] by opposing Lavos.
* ScrewDestiny: Might as well be her catchphrase.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Officially "Marl" in Japan.
* SpoiledSweet: Marle has a few aspects of this. She could hardly be called shallow, but her [[GildedCage sheltered]] upbringing ''has'' left her a trifle [[WideEyedIdealist nave]], she nurses a definite sweet tooth, and she knows how to give orders to get her own way. And, if that doesn't work, how to throw proper tantrums.
* SquishyWizard: She can't take as many punches as the others. A funny sort of subversion is that she has the highest natural magic defense of anyone in the party, which makes her one of the easiest characters to keep alive in the final battle against Lavos.
* StrongFamilyResemblance
* TomboyishPonytail
* TomboyPrincess
* WhiteMage
* WideEyedIdealist: She believes there's hope, no matter how bleak things seem.

!!Frog/Glenn
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->A renowned warrior of the kingdom of Guardia, hailing from 600 A.D. He was placed under a {{curse|dWithAwesome}} by Magus, and has sworn to defeat him to avenge his best friend Cyrus.

* AlmightyJanitor: Cyrus admitted to him before he came a knight that Frog was always better with a sword then he was. However, he didn't become a knight then because he was afraid he'd "lose it" if he ever hurt someone.
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: In one of the most famous examples of an {{exaggerated|Trope}} version of this, he slices ''an entire mountain'' in half with the Masamune.]
* {{Badass}}: And how! Probably the most badass out of the heroic characters, despite his unassuming form or ''[[CursedWithAwesome because]]'' of said form.
* BalefulPolymorph: Utterly averted. Magus seemed to have been ''aiming'' for this, but he [[CursedWithAwesome missed]] by a wide margin.
-->'''Frog:'''This form has been a blessing in disguise. Without it... (hops and poses with the Masamune) There are things I'd never had obtained!
* BewitchedAmphibians: Frog is basically a full-sized version of this. Unlike other cases of baleful polymorph, it doesn't make him any less dangerous. Quite the opposite, in fact.
* {{BFS}}: Frog wields large Western-style swords, as opposed to Crono's katanas. The Masamune is particularly huge.
* TheChosenOne: To fight Magus, that is, though he initially refuses the call due to his FailureKnight angst.
* CombatMedic: Frog has physical, elemental, and healing techs available.
* CursedWithAwesome: Side effects of being [[BalefulPolymorph turned into a frog]] may include increased strength, agility, use of a sticky tongue to draw enemies to your range, and the ability to [[IntimateHealing lick people's wounds]]. Frog even realizes it [[InsultBackfire himself]] (see BalefulPolymorph).
* DesperationAttack: His Frog Squash tech.
* DynamicEntry: Part of his EstablishingCharacterMoment.
** BigDamnHeroes
* EekAMouse: On the receiving end from both Lucca and briefly Marle. Nobody else gives him much comment aside from Crono's mother, who assumes he's a new pet.
* {{Expy}}: His human form is [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta]] with green hair. In the good ending cutscenes, anyway. In the ending after you kill Magus, his hair is long and green.
* FailureKnight: Was unable to prevent Cyrus' death at the hands of Magus. The quest chain prior to his recruitment is the party's effort to get his confidence back.
* [[SheCleansUpNicely He Cleans Up Nicely]]: In one of the endings, Lucca sees Glenn in his human form. She then starts drooling, wondering why he never told anyone he was "such a dish."
* InsultBackfire: Magus tries to taunt Frog by bringing up his curse, but Frog [[CursedWithAwesome quite rightly]] ''thanks'' him for it.
* MakingASplash: Being a frog, he's naturally good with water magic.
* MasterSwordsman
* OverlyLongTongue
* {{Pun}}: His Slurp special allows him to, quite literally, lick his allies' wounds.
* StabTheSky: Frog with the Masamune in the cutscene where he slices apart a [[BrokenBridge wall blocking your path]]. Triggers a PillarOfLight.
* SummonMagic: Frog Squash.
* TakeUpMySword: The recipient of this, from his dead mentor Cyrus.
* TookALevelInBadass:
-->'''Glenn:''' "[[DramaticIrony I cannot hurt another]]."
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: SNES version only.

!!Robo/R66-Y/Prometheus
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->An R-Series robot from 2300 A.D. (serial number R-66Y, real designated name (Prometheus) that Crono and friends find in the Proto Dome, abandoned by his creators. He joins the party after Lucca repairs him in order to help them kill Lavos.

* ArmCannon: He uses it in several techs. And in one case, "uses it" means "fires Frog out of it."
* {{Badass}}
* BeamSpam / EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Nothing decimates enemies faster than the power of laser disco. Comparatively, the attack power is pretty muted, but it ignores radius and can hit everything at once.
* BrokenHero: Robo, in a physical and metaphorical sense... or does a {{robot|Buddy}} having a [[HeroicBSOD blue screen of death]] (as well as a ''[[HeroicRROD red ring of death]]'' at least once) count as a metaphor?
* CastingAShadow: his laser attacks are equivalent to Shadow magic.
* CombatMedic: Later on gets some really useful party-wide healing abilities.
* DefectorFromDecadence
* DistaffCounterpart: Atropos. She has a [[HairDecorations ribbon]].
* DuelBoss: Not Robo himself, mind you, but his poor friend Atropos.
* EvilTwin: Six of 'em. They're {{palette swap}}s, but the principle's the same.
* FastballSpecial: He can throw Frog with the Blade Toss attack and Ayla with the Spin Kick attack. Frog can also throw him with a Bubble Hit attack, trapping Robo in a bubble, moving him over the enemy, and then popping it so Robo's heavy metal body lands on the monster.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Robo's other type of attack, fired from his body. Strangely, they're shadow-elemental.
* HealingShiv: His lasers can be tuned to Shadow-element implements of destruction, or healing rays.
* [[IOweYouMyLife I Owe Lucca My Life]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: No pun intended. Does not initially remember much about his setting.
* MightyGlacier: Has the highest HP of any character, yet moves quite slowly (although he has rollers in his feet, used in his Tackle attack). One of the sidequests he can undertake upgrades his speed, however.
* PickYourHumanHalf: Looks very mechanical. Is a very humanlike entity in personality.
* PinocchioSyndrome
* PlotRelevantAgeUp: During the Fiona sidequest, Robo spends 400 years re-cultivating the forest. His remains are stored in a chapel built in his honor. Once Lucca powers him up, Robo reveals that he has gained a new perspective on life.
* PowerFist
* TheRedMage: A particularly weird variation given that he is incapable of learning true magic and is rather slow and heavily-armored. However, he gets techs capable of causing fire, light and shadow elements that can hit multiple enemies instead, and very decent healing spells along with powerful physical attacks. The only hole in his abilities an offensive water technique. Everyone else, except for Magus, is restricted to a single element of magic.
* RoboSpeak: His text boxes include an electronic noise to indicate this. The Japanese version also has him speak in katakana, a common way to show mechanical speech.
* RobotBuddy
* RobotNames
* RocketPunch: Robo's first special attack, and the wired variant.
* SituationalSword: His ultimate weapon, the Crisis Arm, deals damage dependent on the last digit of his HP. If it is 0, it does no damage. If it is 9, it deals a lot of damage.
* TheSlowPath: Takes it on purpose to [[GreenThumb help Fiona grow a forest]]. This renders him centuries older than the other characters (assuming he wasn't already centuries old to begin with).
* YouAreNumberSix: His original name is his serial number. Marle promptly urges the party to change it to something else. Note that you can name him that exact serial number, and [[HilarityEnsues Marle suddenly finds it a great and appealing name.]]

!!Ayla
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->A strong, burly, female tribal chief from 65,000,000 B.C. As one of the first humans, she is on-hand to discover Lavos' terrible destructive power. Among her achievements is notably the naming of the damned thing, as Lavos stands for huge (Vos) fire (La) in her language.

* ActionGirl
* AllAmazonsWantHercules: Zig-zagged. Ayla's love interest is Kino, who is most certainly ''not'' a Hercules, although by Ayla's own standards, he seems to be the second-strongest person in the village. In any event, she's also very hot for Crono, due to ''his'' strength...[[BiTheWay and rather into Lucca and Marle, for the same reason]].
* BadassNormal: Ayla can't use magic since she was born before it existed, so while the rest of the party is casting their nuke spells, she's tearing apart {{Eldritch Abomination}}s ''[[CharlesAtlasSuperpower with her bare hands]]''.
** Also the only character to not equip weapons. Her "weapons" slots are her fists, which are periodically upgraded at level milestones. Needless to say, she's the party's strongest tank.
** PregnantBadass: Some of her comments, and her throwing up after Nizbel is defeated, implies that she is in the very early stages of pregnancy during the game. There is a debate, however, if the throwing up was because of morning sickness or if she was just hung over from the party the previous night.
* BareFistedMonk: Ayla doesn't use any weapons, but still has incredible attack power.
* BiTheWay: The DS translation seems to imply this for Ayla:
-->(to Lucca) Ayla: You strong, too. Ayla like strong person. Man, woman... both like!
-->Marle: Oh dear.
** Seen by some in this line: "Me like strong person. Man, woman, both like!", and her [[IntimateHealing Kiss]] and Charm abilities work on allies and enemies (respectively) regardless of gender (or lack thereof, in Robo's case).
* BoisterousBruiser
* BoobsOfSteel: The bustiest and strongest character.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: At a sufficiently high level, her fists deal [[{{Cap}} 9999]] damage on every critical hit, no matter the enemy's defence.
* DesperationAttack: Her Dino Tail tech.
* DumbMuscle
* Expy: Of [[DragonBall Bad Launch]].
* ExtremeOmnivore: A good chunk of her lines.
-->'''Ayla:''' "Big frog present? For Ayla eat?"
-->'''Frog:''' "P-perish the thought!"
* FastballSpecial: She throws Crono in the Falcon Hit attack, while Robo and Crono throw her in the Spin Kick and Drill Kick attacks. Frog is a borderline example with the Bubble Hit attack, as he traps her in a bubble, directs her over the enemy, and pops it so she can land on the monster.
* FurBikini: Ayla's outfit. Official artwork shows her with a fur scarf as well, but in-game, it looks [[CatGirl more like a tail]]...
* {{Gainaxing}}: In her walking animation (but done subtly).
* [[GoodOldFisticuffs Good Old Fistcuffs of Iron]]: Despite wielding a club in cutscenes and official art, she fights using her fists in-game.
* HulkSpeak and/or YouNoTakeCandle
* IntimateHealing: Her "Kiss" ability can heal party members. Including herself, somehow.
* JustForPun: Ayla's healing tech is called "Kiss". In addition to the implications to fuel the hints of her bisexuality, it's clearly based on the whole "kiss it and make it better" phenomena. This is something little kids used to ask their moms to do for them -- which makes the name FridgeBrilliance when you realise the implications that Ayla's pregnant throughout the quest.
* TheLadette: Her primary interests include fighting and drinking. She challenges Crono to a drinking contest to decide whether or not to give Crono some [[MacGuffin Dreamstone]], although she ends up losing.
* LightningBruiser: Ties for fastest player character with Magus, and has the highest strength of any character.
* MagicallyIneptFighter: Never learns magic as she was born before it existed. She can rip through enemies with her [[BareFistedMonk bare hands]] though.
* MsFanservice: Aside from her [[FurBikini outfit]], several of her abilities openly trade on her sex appeal. An early pre-release version of the game even gave her "Kiss" ability the name "Arousal"!
* {{Nature Hero}}ine
* NubileSavage
* RunningOnAllFours
* ShoutOut[=/=]NamesTheSame: Shares her name with the protagonist of Jean Auel's ''EarthsChildren'' series, who was also a prehistoric woman. She lived less than a million years ago, however (you know, because there were no humans around in 65,000,000 B.C. in the real world).
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Officially "Eira" in Japan.
* SummonMagic: Dino Tail.
* ThanksForTheMammary: Does it unabashedly to Marle during Marle's sidequest. Ayla claims that Marle isn't "ready" to have her own kids yet (of course, Ayla was comparing Marle's chest to [[BoobsOfSteel her own]], so the bar is a little high).
* VideoGameStealing: Accomplished via Ayla's "Charm" technique. Ultimately, this makes her an indispensable character for boss fights, unless you can live without the unique gear. Her counterparts in ''Chrono Cross'' are Kid and Fargo.
* WifeHusbandry: An unusual [[GenderInvertedTrope gender-inverted]] variant with Ayla and Kino. A random NPC says that Ayla found Kino crying in the mountains and raised him. He is also apparently sort of her boyfriend. Even more disturbing considering she seems to still have authority over him, and also seems to believe in corporal punishment. When she finds out that he stole Crono and his friends' stuff, she ''hits him in the face'' and admonishes him "No do bad thing! Bad thing not good!" in the same tone of voice one would use when scolding a child or a puppy. [[FridgeHorror It's really rather disturbing if you think about it too much.]]
* [[WildMan Wild Woman]]

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[[folder: Antagonists]]

!!Magus/Janus/The Prophet
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->An evil wizard from 600 A.D. but actually from 12,000 B.C., worshiped by the monsters of Medina Town, and wielder of many forms of dark magic. He plans to summon Lavos, the being destined to destroy the world.

* AdaptiveAbility: First battle only.
* AntiHero: Though he could also be an AntiVillain, and 100% bona fide {{Byronic|Hero}}.
* ArchEnemy: To Frog.
* {{Badass}}: He seems specifically designed to be as awesome as possible.
** BadassBoast: "If history is to change, let it change! If the world is to be destroyed, so be it! If my fate is to be destroyed, I must simply laugh!!"
** BadassCape
* BarrierChangeBoss: The {{trope namer|s}}.
* TheBattleDidntCount: The party manages to drain his HP; however, Lavos separates everyone before Frog can land a finishing blow. The second time you beat him on the Cape, it takes.
* BlackMage
* BlackMagic
* CastingAShadow: He's the only magic-user in the game explicitly stated to be shadow-elemental. His ultimate spell, Dark Matter, is a particularly notable example of this, and his ''second'' strongest spell is a ''black hole''.
* ClimaxBoss: Complete with theme music.
* ConquerorFromTheFuture / FutureBadass: {{Inverted|Trope}} in that Magus doesn't hail from the future, but the ancient past; He's a magically-enhanced {{Precursor|s}}.
** After Lavos dumps him back in 12,000 BC, he assumes the mantle of the "Prophet". Averted in that while he is in fact manipulating the queen, he's just doing it to kill Lavos.
* DarkMessiah: The fiends treat him as this, but personally, [[SubvertedTrope he couldn't]] [[NotInThisForYourRevolution care less about the role]], only using it to gather power to use against Lavos.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Although not immediately.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In the DS rerelease, changing Magus' name affects his Beastiary entries.
* DisappearsIntoLight: This happens if you choose not to spare Magus' life.
* DiscOneFinalBoss
* DuelBoss: The second time around, if you choose to confront him with Frog in your active party.
* EarlyBirdBoss: The first fight with him, it's an elemental magic reliant brawl, at which point few if any of your party members has their level 2 spells. Frog and Crono are forced for this fight, so Lightning and Water are covered, but you can't possibly cover all of the elements, since only Lucca can use Fire magic and only Robo can hit with Shadow element (and it's a rather weak spell against a boss to boot). Taking either could leave your healing a bit weak, and Magus can be a very hectic boss requiring constant healing, but taking Marle to better cover your healing will leave you only able to cast Lightning and Water magic. [[OhCrap And God help you if you forgot to take Frog to meet Spekkio.]] At least Frog asks you how you learned said magic, so you really should remember and make the connection.
* EnfantTerrible: The moment Janus was deposited in the middle ages, he was immediately seized upon by Ozzie and his cronies.... and still came out on top.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the SNES translation and Japanese version, "Magus" and "Maoh" (literally "demon king") are his names, respectively. Averted in the DS translation: "Magus" is [[ThatManIsDead a name he gave himself]], while his title is "[[RedBaron Fiendlord]]."
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Anime/DragonBallZ Piccolo and Kibito Kai. Also has some Vegeta in him]].
* FangsAreEvil
* FatalFamilyPhoto: Opt to kill Magus. Pick up the item he dropped: an amulet. An amulet that, you'll recall, Schala gave to his younger self, which apparently he's kept all this time as the only [[TragicKeepsake memento]] of her that he has left. The amulet she promised would always keep him safe. Ouch.
* FireIceLightning: He uses these as his barriers, along with a shadow one he very rarely uses and you probably won't be able to damage. When he joins you, his three starting techs are the level 2 spells of these elements.
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** Right from the beginning, Magus' name keeps being dropped.
** When he kills Cyrus and turns Glenn into Frog during Frog's flashback, the theme of Zeal Palace plays for the first time in the game. Later, it's revealed that Magus actually lived in Zeal Palace, as the child prince of Zeal.
* FourIsDeath: Guess how many bosses you fight in his castle. Come on, guess. Four.
* HairColorSpoiler: His Zeal heritage.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: As a child, he blocked out his magical power because he hated what it was doing to his mother and sister. After he was sent to 600 A.D., he embraced that same power in order to destroy Lavos, becoming much like his mother in the process.
* HeelFaceTurn: You get to choose whether [[HeelFaceDoorSlam or not]] to let him join your party after Crono's death.
* HiddenVillain: Doesn't rear his head until roughly halfway into the story, and then only in {{flashback}}s.
** HiddenAgendaVillain
* InTheBlood: Power-lust definitely runs in the Zeal family line.
* InTheHood: As the "Prophet".
* {{Jerkass}}: It's a matter of much debate whether he's truly one or simply adopting a JerkassFacade.
** On the one hand, he was just a little kid when his mother went insane and caused him to be sucked into a time gate, which does not seem necessarily like jerkass-spawning experiences. On the other, he was raised by fiends since then, and they might have had some negative effect on him.
* LightningBruiser: Strong with Magic, definitely not a SquishyWizard, and no slouch with a scythe either.
* MagicKnight: Somewhat; while all of his techs are magic, unlike Lucca and Marle, his basic attacks are worth using.
* MagikarpPower: A storyline example. He initially starts off as [[MuggleBornOfMages the only person in the Kingdom of Zeal who cannot use magic]], but after winding up in 600 A.D. and being raised by fiends he gradually becomes the most powerful sorcerer of that era, and among the most powerful of all ages.
* TheManBehindTheMonsters
* MasterOfNone: In terms of his non-Shadow magic anyway. He starts with the level 2 versions of lightning, fire, and ice magic, making him very versatile for some of the endgame bosses. However, Crono, Frog, and Lucca will eventually learn stronger spells of their own elements. He's still the party's the master of Shadow magic, mind you.
* NumberOfTheBeast: His HP (as a boss) is 6666.
* OneHitKill: Black Hole. Like most spells of this type, it only works on regular enemies.
* OptionalPartyMember
* [[PetTheDog Pet the Cat]]: After he joins your party, Alfador recognizes him, indicating that he hasn't changed so much that he'd seem like a different person to his cat.
* PointyEars: Never explained.
* PowerFloats: He does this instead of running.
* PropheticName: [[spoiler:"Janus" is named for the two-faced Roman god,]] implying dual identities.
* PurpleIsPowerful
* RedemptionDemotion: Magus is still very powerful all around, especially compared to Lucca and Marle, your other two dedicated mages, but he's weaker when compared to his boss fight. Justified in that Lavos drains his power when he tries fighting it at the Ocean Palace.
* ReformedButNotTamed: Still a bit of a dick even after joining your side.
* RetroactivePrecognition: Magus is able to disguise himself as a [[spoiler:great prophet]] after some accidental time travel knocks him over twelve thousand years into the past. It also helps that he landed in his home time period.
* RightHandCat: Alfador.
* SinisterScythe
* SixthRanger
* SkippableBoss: Only the second time around.
* StupidSexyFlanders: Toriyama's design notwithstanding, sequels establish him as having good looks to match his royal heritage. [[spoiler:When his disguise is accidentally removed in VisualNovel/RadicalDreamers, even male lead Serge comments that he is quite handsome.]]
* TheUnfettered
* VillainousWidowsPeak
* WalkingSpoiler: Almost everything about Magus, from his origins, to his role in the plot, to his lineage, are spoileriffic.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Even though [[spoiler:Janus was kind of a RoyalBrat]], it's hard not to feel sorry for a child [[spoiler:thrown tens of thousands of years into the future]] and adopted by literal monsters.
* TheWorfEffect: Gets rather thoroughly defeated when he takes on Lavos solo.
** This happens every time: implied in the original timeline in the middle ages, [[spoiler:on-screen in the Ocean Palace]], and on-screen in the DS version's bonus ending against the "Dream Devourer."

!!Lavos
->An EldritchAbomination that has destroyed the world several times over. It was first spotted (and named) in 65,000,000 B.C.

* BigBad
** BiggerBad: Doesn't have any spoken lines or interactions, and doesn't really advance the plot, with other antagonists like Magus and Queen Zeal doing that.
* BishonenLine: Lavos gets smaller and more humanoid as you cut through its various layers. There are some hints that it models itself after the dominant life on its chosen planet.
* CameFromTheSky: Its method of arrival.
* ColonyDrop: The X factor which wipes out the Reptites, ushering in an ice age. Thus the reign of man begins. It's like a cooler version of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs in RealLife.
* TheCorruption: Lavos doesn't interact with individuals or take any notice of them, it just makes its power available to be drawn upon, and its power warps those who use it (both humans and entire civilizations) into wickedness (and in one case, physically as well as mentally).
* CranialProcessingUnit: [[spoiler: Subverted with Lavos' final form: a humanoid figure with two pods. Turns out Lavos' core is actually located in one of the pods, and the humanoid figure is just a decoy.]]
* CraterPower: Left an impressive-looking crater in the spot where Azala's castle used to be. The impact completely leveled the surrounding plateau. The crater itself is roughly 20x bigger than Lavos itself; it made quite an entrance. And by the time the party reaches it, within minutes of impact, it's already burrowed underground. Damn thing moves fast.
* DiabolusExNihilo: It fell from the sky in ancient times and no one knows its true origins.
* [[spoiler:DuelBoss: Optional. You can fight it with Crono alone, but you can get the GoldenEnding, regardless if you have Marle in your party or not when you go to the hidden portal to 1999 AD in the present time in the first available chance. If you go ''just'' after rescuing Marle in 600 AD, you get a different ending altogether.]]
* EldritchAbomination
** HumanoidAbomination: Its final form appears to be a humanoid {{Ancient Astronaut|s}} capable of warping time and space. [[spoiler:Actually, the core seems to be one of the two Lavos Pods, so... averted?]]
* EvilIsNotAToy: Trying to harness its power is always a bad idea. ([[PlotArmor Except for the Pendant, using that is fine, prob'ly because it's made of dreamstone]].)
* EvilutionaryBiologist: Bring the proper characters to the final battle, and they'll reveal that Lavos contains the DNA of all living things on the planet. Lucca in particular figures out why: Lavos has guided and directed the evolution of life on the planet. Why? Sentient, intelligent life makes for a better meal.
* {{Expy}}: The first form of its core bears more than a passing resemblance to [[Anime/DragonBallZ Imperfect Cell]].
* FinalBossPreview: Getting pummeled by Lavos in the Ocean Palace. In the first playthrough, you will likely have no chance to attack before it kills you instantly. Or, alternatively, [[SelfImposedChallenge skipping ahead to the Day of Lavos]].
** Somewhat [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]] in that Lavos' shell is not, in fact, the True Final Boss. Additionally, Lavos ''is'' beatable the first time, during a NewGamePlus.
* FinalExamBoss: Its outer shell uses tactics from the previous bosses. [[spoiler: It's possible to skip this phase if you use the Epoch to travel to the Day of Lavos and fight it there, as [[RammingAlwaysWorks you deliberately crash into it and wind up inside it, just before the second phase.]]]]
* FlatCharacter[=/=]GenericDoomsdayVillain: There really isn't much to it. Kinda like how there's not much to a slug, only slugs probably have a fear response.
* [[spoiler:HeroKiller: It kills Crono at the Ocean Palace. Actually, it kills your whole party, and then kills Crono [[KilledOffForReal For Real]]]].
* GodGuise: The creature is revered as a sort of god by civilizations spanning eons, including the Reptites, Heckran and his brood, and the Queen of Mean herself. In the Middle Ages, the lore surrounding Lavos survives in Magus, a man out of time.
* HopelessBossFight: Played with. [[spoiler:While it will almost certainly be this way during your first run, it can be beaten at the Ocean Palace. NewGamePlus helps a lot.]]
* MonsterIsAMommy: The party encounters several "Lavos Spawn" on Death Mountain. The characters don't talk about it (though Belthasar mentions that it is replicating, in his sparkly-light-diary-thingy), but it is definitely played more for horror than for sympathy: Lavos is planning to hurl its children into space so they can destroy ''more'' worlds.
* 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.
* PlanetaryParasite / PlanetEater
* RealityWarper: Capable of warping time and space by its very existence.
* SequentialBoss: Battling Lavos consists of three phases: the outer shell, inside the shell, and the core. [[spoiler: The outer shell can be skipped if you go to the Day of Lavos using the Epoch.]]
* SpikesOfVillainy: Covered with them; it can also [[FlechetteStorm launch torrents of spines at your party.]]
* {{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.]]
* TimeAbyss: Lavos spent an unknown amount of time on the planet of its birth as a Lavos Spawn, followed by another unknown amount of time floating through space before crashing into the planet, ''then'' it spent ''65 million years'' buried beneath the crust before being defeated by the party.
* TrulySingleParent: To the Lavos Spawn.

!!Azala
->Leader of the Reptites of 65,000,000 B.C., a race of [[LizardFolk lizard creatures]] that consider themselves the natural enemies of the earliest humans.

* AmbiguousGender: In the original SNES version, Azala's gender is never brought up (mostly since all Reptites [[YouALLLookFamiliar look the same]]). Nizbel II identifies Azala as female in the DS remake.
* LizardFolk
* 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.
* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: In the SNES version, Azala declares that the coming ice age will make the "apes" ''wish'' they had perished along with the Reptites.
* ParrotPetPosition: Inverted with the Black Tyranno fight. Azala leaps up on her pet's shoulder and commands its attacks.
* PinkMeansFeminine
* PsychicPowers: Specifically because Magic doesn't exist during her time.
* RightHandAttackDog: Black Tyranno.
* SaveTheVillain: As Azala dies, it is clear she was only trying to do what was best for her people. Ayla takes pity on her and even offers a means of escape, but Azala is resigned to her (and the Reptites') fate.
* SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset
* TheSocialDarwinist: She ultimately decides that if Reptites are doomed to die, so be it.
** Her asking Ayla to "take care of this world" may indicate that the Reptites opposed humans because they thought that the humans' primitive mannerisms made them unsuitable as the dominant species. Ironically, [[spoiler:Lavos, the most primitive-minded character of all]], compensates for this by placing humanity on the evolutionary fast-track.

!!Queen Zeal
->Leader of the magical civilization that thrived (and was eventually destroyed) in 12,000 B.C. She used the Mammon Machine to draw upon Lavos' power to keep the floating city alive. Has two children, Janus and Schala.

* {{Abusive Parent|s}}: Extremely abusive and neglectful to Janus and Schala. [[spoiler:Thanks entirely to Lavos' influence. As Janus says, "She's not our mother," indicating that she may have been less of a bitch before]].
* ClimaxBoss
* DarkActionGirl
* TheDragon: After the [[spoiler:defeat and possible HeelFaceTurn of Magus]], she becomes the primary human enemy and Lavos' main servant. Interestingly, Lavos does not seem to even acknowledge her, because Lavos is a force of nature, not a human enemy.
** [[spoiler: DragonTheirFeet: After being beaten the second time she teleports away laughing while Lavos awakens for the Final Boss Fight.]]
* EvilMatriarch: To [[spoiler:Magus]]/Janus.
* GiantHandsOfDoom: Queen Zeal, phase two. One of her 'hands' is particularly nasty and whittles a character's HP to 1, regardless of defenses.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* HPToOne: Queen Zeal is fond of casting her Halation spell on your party, which makes this happen to everyone. Less commonly used when [[spoiler:she transforms]].
* 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.
* LaughingMad: Half the time you see the Queen, she's got a NoblewomansLaugh going.
* [[spoiler:[[NotHimself Not Herself]]]]
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: After you destroy the Mammon Machine, she transforms into a disembodied head with CognizantLimbs.]]
* SequentialBoss: Your first fight with her is inside the Black Omen. [[spoiler:Then she goes OneWingedAngel, and you teleport up to the roof for the final confrontation.]]
* SomethingWeForgot: Following her defeat and the destruction of the Black Omen, the Guru of Time mentions that she's been freed of Lavos' influence. We never see her again after that point, and it's anyone's guess where (or when) she ended up.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Naturally, given the power source.
* YouAreTooLate: If you try to enter the Black Omen in 2300 A.D., Queen Zeal appears and mocks you, saying that Lavos has already won.

!!Dalton
->Queen Zeal's right-hand general. Capable of summoning Golems.

* AdaptiveAbility
* BadBoss: After his defeat, two of his soldiers can be found along with the survivors, and when talked to they will mention that Dalton was a "terrible master" and "stingy with the coin too."
* 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.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: He is quite possibly the easiest boss in the game in regards to gameplay. In cutscenes? He's able to effortlessly stomp your party.
* [[spoiler:DragonAscendant: 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
* {{Egopolis}}: His first action as king? Renaming Zeal to the Kingdom of Dalton. He also modified the Epoch and turn it into the Aero-Dalton Imperial.
* EnigmaticMinion
* EyepatchOfPower
* {{Fartillery}}: Belching, actually, though it's farting in the Japanese script.
* LargeHam
* 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 it he hadn't put them on. Thanks, Dalton!
* NotSoHarmlessVillain
* SmugSnake
* SignatureMove: Iron Sphere, a move which halves the HP of a party member. The Golems he summon share this attack, which suggests that he [[EvilMentor taught them a thing or two.]]
* 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.

!!Yakra
->One of a long line of monsters that has opposed the Guardia royal family since 600 A.D.

* [[spoiler:ChekhovsGunman]]
* EvilChancellor
* GenerationXerox
* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: The Chancellor of Guardia, for whatever era Yakra appears in.
* UnknownRival

!!Ozzie, Slash, and Flea
->A trio of fiends who serve directly under Magus.

* AmbiguousGender: Flea.
** Actually, it's made clear he's a dude.
** Flea outright says it when first introduced, but the fact is that he/she behaves and dresses like a woman everytime.
* TheDragon: Ozzie, to Magus.
** DragonAscendant: After defeating Magus, Ozzie becomes the new leader of the fiends. He sets up his own fortress similar to Magus's, and if you travel to Medina Village in 1000 A.D., you'll find them warshipping his statue instead of Magus's.
* CoolSword: Slash.
* DirtyCoward: Ozzie. Always runs away when approached, and encases himself in an unbreakable armor when finally cornered. If it weren't for those [[BossArenaIdiocy chains of his]], he'd be unbeatable.
* GoldfishPoopGang: Mostly Ozzie.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Ozzie's always a joke, but Slash and Flea ''are'' respectable enemies when you first meet them in Magus' Castle. It doesn't last, however.
* MusicalThemeNaming / ShoutOut: Ozzie, Slash, and Flea are named respectively after the Music/BlackSabbath vocalist ([[Music/OzzyOsbourne you know, the one that]] [[NeverLiveItDown eats bat heads]]), the Music/GunsNRoses[=/=]VelvetRevolver lead guitarist (now gone solo), and the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers bassist.
** Now if only they had a drummer...
** The ThemeNaming in Japan is of food instead (Vinegar, Soysau, and Mayonnai).
* NoblewomansLaugh: Flea quite enjoys this.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Flea at least ''acts'' and ''dresses'' like one.
* PowerFloats: Ozzie and Slash. Probably Flea, but it's not clear if he's touching the ground when his dress spins.
* PuzzleBoss: Surprisingly, Ozzie will ''kill you'' [[spoiler:if you don't realise he's not the only target on the room]].
* QuirkyMinibossSquad
* SlasherSmile: Slash, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin rather appropiately.]]
* TakeThat: An NPC in 600 A.D. mentions them, espousing their fearsome nature as Magus' top minions, and insulting their musical abilities.
* VillainousCrossdresser[=/=]DudeLooksLikeALady: Flea.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Flea can turn into a bat.
** It's implied that the female form we see is just an illusion as well.
--->'''Flea:''' Man or woman, it's all the same. Power is beauty, and I'm deliciously strong!

!!Mother Brain
-> Mother Brain was the central computer that linked the domes and factories together. After the planet is ruined by Lavos, Mother Brain becomes responsible for the uprising of robots over humans.

* ArcVillain: Of Robo's character development and sidequest.
* KillAllHumans
* NamesTheSame: No, not ''that'' [[{{Metroid}} Mother Brain]].
* OneBadMother
* SkippableBoss

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[[folder:[=NPC=]s]]
!!Princess Schala
->The princess of Zeal, Janus' [[spoiler: (Later known as Magus)]] older sister, and [[spoiler: original owner of Marle's pendant]]. A kind and gentle young princess who played a major unwilling part in the Ocean Palace incident.
* AndIMustScream: What happens to her in ''Chrono Cross''. To be precise, [[spoiler: she is absorbed and possessed by Lavos, creating the Dream Devourer (And later, the Time Devourer). She tried her hardest to fight off Lavos' influence, but to no avail, and remained like this until Serge defeated the Time Devourer and used the Chrono Cross to free her]].
* BlessedWithSuck
* CrystalPrison: Trapped inside the [[spoiler:Time Devourer]].
* DistressedDamsel
* [[spoiler: FightingFromTheInside: After she was absorbed by Lavos, she tried her darnedest to fight his influence, to little avail. She did manage to create a clone of herself and send her to Lucca's timeline, though.]]
* [[spoiler: FountainOfYouth / {{Reincarnation}}: In ''Radical Dreamers'', she is instead transformed into a baby by the power of the Frozen Flame, and sent to another timeline where Lucca found and raised her as Kid.]]
* FragileFlower
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Then again, so does everyone else in Zeal.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness
* TheIngenue
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJtwEpQe6w0&feature=related Schala's Theme]]
* NiceToTheWaiter: She treats everyone she meets kindly and as equals.
* PrincessClassic
* ProperLady
* SaveThePrincess: [[spoiler:She's doomed anyway.]]
* :SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum: As the [[spoiler:Dream Devourer]], and later [[spoiler:Time Devourer]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:It's never really explained what happened to her in this game. This very trope is the reason why ''VisualNovel/RadicalDreamers'', and later ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' (because Kato wasn't satisfied with the former), were created.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Spekkio
->The master of war. He gives Crono, Lucca, Marle, and Frog their magic abilities.

* BonusBoss: His last form (a pink Nu) can only be fought if at least one member of the party is level 99, and is the hardest enemy in the game (at least in the SNES version).
* InexplicablyAwesome
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj9TJ5pCB4U This]].
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: His appearance and power changes as your party levels up.

!!The Zealian Gurus
->The Guru of Life ([[spoiler:Melchior]]), The Guru of Time ([[spoiler:Gaspar]]), and the Guru of Reason ([[spoiler:Belthasar]]) who originally lived in 12000 BC. [[spoiler:They try to stop Queen Zeal from harnessing the energy of Lavos. When Lavos is summoned, it sends the three of them along with Janus to different periods in time.]]

!!!The Gurus in general

* BadassMustache
* BadassGrandpa: [[spoiler:Melchior]] in particular, since when you meet him at his home in [[spoiler:1000 A.D.]], it's sandwiched between a town full of hostile monsters and a cave full of hostile monsters. ''And this guy makes frequent trips to the mainland''.
* [[ChekhovsGunman Chekhov's Gunmen]]: [[spoiler:All three of them, if you traversed the Abandoned Sewers and entered Keeper Dome before you needed to. Twice for Melchior, though the second time it's already become clear that he's not ordinary]].
* FishOutOfTemporalWater
* HiddenInPlainSight
* MrExposition
* NiceHat
* RuleOfThree
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming

!!!Guru of Life/[[spoiler:Melchior]]
* CoolShades
* CrystalPrison
* DistressedDude
* IntrepidMerchant
* UltimateBlacksmith

!!!Guru of Reason/[[spoiler:Belthasar]]
* AllPowerfulBystander: In ''Chrono Cross'', thanks to ClarkesThirdLaw. He can summon up holograms, breeze in and out of the Arcadia Dragoon's HQ, and even appear at a whim.
* BigGood: Ultimately, his overall goal is good, and he managed to keep the peace in El Nido and save time itself.
* BrainUploading: To a Nu-like construct, in the bad future.
* TheChessmaster: As the mastermind of "Project Kid."
* ClothesMakeTheLegend: Between stories, his outfit remains unchanged.
* ForScience
* GambitRoulette: His grand plan to save the world comprises roughly half of ''Chrono Cross'''s labyrinthine plot!
* GoMadFromTheIsolation: In the original future.
* GoneHorriblyRight: The Time Crash, for starters. "You might think I really blew it, but perhaps it was really my finest hour!"
* ICannotSelfTerminate: "This creature has executed its program. Please let him sleep. The switch is on his stomach."
* MadScientist: Quite literally mad, at least in the original future.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In his pursuit of stopping the [[spoiler:Time Devourer]], he set loose the [[spoiler:Dragonians]] and [[spoiler:FATE]], too.
* OmniscientMoralityLicense
* SoleSurvivingScientist: Who built the Epoch which would allow anyone to travel back in time and avoid the Earth's destruction by Lavos.
* SueDonym: Dubs himself the "Prophet of Time" in ''Chrono Cross''.
* TalkativeLoon: If the party meets him the first time they travel to 2300 A.D.
-->"Wouldn't make it very far, anyway... It has to be the right time, and... and it has to be them, or... or the way is shut! Yes, yes..."
** In what only amounts to Tear Jerker, the very first time the party visits him, he may mention Schala and confess to how sorry he is for what happened.
* TimeMachine: He built the Epoch.
* WizardBeard
* YouDidntAsk

!!!Guru of Time/[[spoiler:Gaspar/Old Man]]
* ConspicuousTrenchcoat
* MissionControl
* SnotBubble
* TheWatcher

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