Trivia / Chrono Trigger

  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: The iconic "Good Morning, Crono" 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.
  • Fan Sequel: The team behind Crimson Echoes, a fan-made interquel that connects this game with the events of Cross, received a cease-and-desist from Square-Enix just as development of the game neared completion. Square-Enix's motives for doing so remain under speculation, but the game's ROM leaked despite the C&D, so you can still play it.
  • I Knew It: Even before the Nintendo DS remake, there was the occasional theory that Dalton was responsible for Guardia's destruction between Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross.
  • Name's the Same:
    • Mother Brain. No relation to Mother Brain of Metroid fame, although the pair would probably get along great.
    • There's yet another Mother Brain that's a major villain in Phantasy Star II, also a supercomputer.
  • No Export for You: Up until the DS version, the game was never released in Europe. There's also the prototype version of Chrono Cross called Radical Dreamers.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: The numerous fan sequels that received a cease and desist from Square Enix, such as Crimson Echoes.
  • Trope Namers: This game is the trope namer for:
  • Urban Legend of Zelda: Many rumours were spoken of about non-existant content, most often about ways to allegedly save Schala from her unknown fate (not helped by a line which originally meant "talk to your allies for help with sidequests" being translated as "someone close to you needs help... find this person, fast"). Why, you could be tempted to call the trope "Schala Lives!" (and indeed, we did for a while), except for the detail she is still alive, you just can't do anything about it until the sequel.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • It was actually confirmed that Gaspar, the Guru of Time, was going to be a party member, not Schala as was commonly theorized. May also have an (intentional?) Orphaned Reference in the SNES translation: "If you really want to thank me, make me a member of your team!"
    • Masato Kato stated in his CT Ultimania interview that he and Yuji Horii intended for Crono 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, bittersweetly knowing he would go on to die at the Ocean Palace. Square deemed this too depressing and had them write the clone plot device to save him.

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