* FridgeHorror: The heroine is [[LastOfHisKind the sole surviving member of the Mana Tribe]] and the ''only one left'' eligible to become the Mana Tree. [[spoiler:She actually ''has'' to become the tree after the final battle, despite her falling in love with the hero]]. Keep in mind that the Mana Tree is the source of all peace and life in that world, and did I mention she's the last of her race?
** Also, if you consider ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'' the direct sequel to this game, guess what happens to the Mana Tree? [[spoiler: Gets blown to bits by a LostSuperweapon dug up by the Empire, that's what.]]
** And potentially becomes AscendedFridgeHorror in ''VideoGame/LegendOfMana'', which opens with "Nine centuries ago, the Mana Tree burned to ashes."