* BeamMeUpScotty: The iconic "GoodMorningCrono" appears on a bunch of wallpapers used to promote the DS remake, despite it being one of the lines that was altered in the new translation.
* IKnewIt: Even before the NintendoDS remake, there was the occasional theory that Dalton was responsible for [[spoiler:Guardia's destruction between ''''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger and ''VideoGame/ChronoCross''.]]
* NamesTheSame: Mother Brain. No relation to Mother Brain of ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' fame, although the pair would probably get along great.
* NoExportForYou: Up until the DS version, the game was never released in Europe. There's also the prototype version of ''Chrono Cross'' called ''Radical Dreamers''.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The numerous fan sequels that received a cease and desist from Creator/SquareEnix, such as ''VideoGame/CrimsonEchoes''.
* TropeNamers: This game is the trope namer for:
** BarrierChangeBoss.
** GoodMorningCrono.
** NewGamePlus.
** TechPoints.
* UrbanLegendOfZelda: Why you could be tempted to call the trope "Schala Lives!" except for the detail [[spoiler:she ''is'' still alive, you just can't do anything about it until [[VideoGame/ChronoCross the sequel]].]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** It was actually confirmed that Gaspar, the Guru of Time, was going to be the final party member, not Schala as everyone believed.
** Massato Kato stated in his [[http://www.chronocompendium.com/Term/Crono.html CT Ultimania interview]] that he and Yuji Horii intended for Crono [[spoiler:to stay dead after the Ocean Palace scenario]]. The party would retrieve a version of him predating the Millennial Fair to complete the quest, and then return him to his home time, [[spoiler:bittersweetly knowing he would go on to die at the Ocean Palace]]. Square deemed this too depressing and had them [[spoiler:write the clone plot device to save him]].
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