Chrono Trigger the Musical is a musical adaptation of Chrono Trigger created by Man on the Internet (Alex Beckham, also the creator of Undertale the Musical). With a planned total 60 songs and a diverse cast, it follows the main events of the game.
All of the musical's currently-available songs can be found here. As of early February 2019, the project is on break due to scheduling conflicts, but Man on the Internet has assured everyone that it is not cancelled.
These tropes have left their names in history:
- Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole: The musical skips the encounter with Marle as Queen Leene being erased from history and Lucca realizing she's Princess Nadia entirely. As one of the first major plot points in the game, it's a big one. As other songs hint at this connection, it remains to be seen if this scene will be in the full script.
- Adapted Out: Several bosses do not appear at all: The Dragon Tank, the Guardian, and Heckran for the first half.
- Bilingual Bonus: Ozzie's mention of Zombor "dragging you through the junk" is a reference to the latter's Japanese name, Junk Dragger.
- Brawn Hilda: Ayla in the accompanying artwork within her songs is drawn as much larger and more muscular than her original art/sprite.
- The Cameo: All over the place in the background in "The Millennial Fair" with easily spotted ones being Mario and Luigi and Ephraim and Eirika.
- Drinking Contest: Played straight with the original game in how Crono must win the Dreamstone from Ayla.
- Frothy Mugs of Water: Played for Laughs during Crono and Toma's conversation in "Yearnings of the Wind" as any text referring to drink/alcohol/beer is crossed out and replaced with soda pop/sugar in the dialogue.
- Fun Personified: Ayla is depicted as this, especially in "Ayla's Theme" and "Burn! Bobonga!"
- Good Morning, Crono: The story begins with the original Trope Namer, just like in the game.
- Graceful Loser: Ayla happily laughs away her loss and gives the Dreamstone to Crono without any qualms.
- "I Want" Song: The running theme especially in "Peaceful Days" and "Chrono Trigger" is Crono wanting history to know his name and not be just another nobody.
- It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": Marle's name is initially pronounced "Meryl" but only in her introduction.
- Mythology Gag:
- The opening lines of "The End of Time" paraphrase the same lyrics from Metallica's "Sanitarium" that were previously recited in Man on the Internet's earlier project Undertale the Musical.
- Certain songs feature dialogue lifted wholesale from the source material. For example, "Corridors of Time" feature signature lines from the corresponding arc, like Doreen's "am I a butterfly" speech and Janus' line when he first meets the party.
- Oh, Crap!: Crono's reaction to Ayla wanting to face off in a Drinking Contest for the Dreamstone.
- Quarreling Song:
- "Battle with Magus" qualifies, with Magus' constant badass boasts towards the party met with Frog repeating his code of honor in defiance.
- Potentially also "Battle with Ozzie", where Ozzie spends his part boasting about how his skeleton army is unstoppable and Cronos party spending their part proving him wrong.
- Running Gag: Every time the party is asked a question, the humans will hesitate to answer while Robo jumps in to answer for them.
- Skyward Scream: One of the survivors in "Lavos" during the apocalypse as she cradles a dead child's corpse in her arms- one that looks surprisingly like a certain human child...
- This Cannot Be!: The combined Masa & Mune's reaction when Crono dissipates their stored wind energy and defeats them.
- Villain Song: "Remains of the Factory," "Azala," "The Battle Against Magus," and "Queen Zeal's Theme" are all one for the villains of their respective time periods. And of course "Lavos" for the Big Bad himself.
- Voice of the Legion: How does one voice Lavos? With three different voices singing together, with the primary male voice being deep as the bowels of hell itself.
- With Lyrics: A key component of the musical, applying lyrics that explain the game's plot set to its soundtrack.