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Chrono Trigger the Musical is a musical adaptation of Chrono Trigger created by Man on the Internet (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.


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  • 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.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Unlike in the game, "History, Our Story" shows the protagonists are highly distrust after defeating Magus, and learning he only summoned Lavos, rather than creating him, so they have no have no idea how to go about stopping Lavos.
  • Adaptational Expansion: A number of characters get more fleshed out due to the musical numbers giving them more dialogue in a scene. Chrono most notably gets a personality instead of being a Heroic Mime.
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  • Adaptational Villainy: Lavos, instead of being an indescribable Eldritch Abomination, is sapient and actively malicious.
  • Adapted Out: Several bosses do not appear at all: The Dragon Tank, the Guardian, and Heckran for the first half.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: The Reptites, who on top of their desire to Kill All Humans, flat out call their war on humans a Final Solution.
  • Badass Boast: Many show up in the battle soundtracks..
  • 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.
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  • Cassandra Truth: Azala, when he examining the Gate Key, asks the main characters what it is. Robo explains it opens portals through time, and Azala assumes he's lying, believing nobody would ever willing give up information like that.
  • Cold Ham: Magus starts off this. When he starts his Villain Song, he goes full Large Ham.
    • Lavos is mostly this, speaking softly, but his lyrics are the most elaborate. but breaks into Large Ham towards the end of his songs.
  • Comically Serious: Robo. As a Running Gag when the human characters hesitate to give an answer, he gives one for them with a dose of Brutal Honesty.
  • Darker and Edgier: Not exceptionally dark, but it is darker compared to the game it was based on. Musical numbers often put more focus on the danger humanity is in, the main characters are horrible distraught after they learn Magus didn't create Lavos, so their efforts to stop him didn't save the future.
  • Drinking Contest: Played straight with the original game in how Crono must win the Dreamstone from Ayla.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Lavos is one of the Cold Ham variety. He's mostly restrained with his volume, but all of his lyrics are littered with Purple Prose. At the end of both of his songs however he descends into full Large Ham as he repeats the words "We remain" with increasing volume.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Lavos speaks with three voices, the main one sounding deep to the point of being inhuman.
    • Magus, to a lesser extent.
  • 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.
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: Most of the battle soundtracks, "Battle With Magus" standing out.
  • Ironic Echo: "Broken Machine" has the R-Series robots belittling Robo as one. By the end, as Chrono and Lucca destroy the last of them they boast that they will save the future and they see are "broken machines."
  • "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.
  • Jumped at the Call: Chrono in the "Chrono Trigger" theme. After seeing how Lavos caused the Bad Future, he eagerly jumps at the chance to start the real adventure.
  • Kick the Dog: "Lavos Reprise". After Magus' ritual is disrupted, Lavos sends everyone through time. He also makes a point of doing a reprise of his Villain Song, mocking the heroes for how all their efforts to stop him has thus far been for nothing and he will still destroy the world.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Lavos, much like in the game. Its appearance comes with a Villain Song where it is causing the apocalypse, gloating about the devastation its wrecking on the world.
  • Large Ham: Almost everyone, but Frog stands out even among them. "That's the hero's way!"
  • 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.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Most songs during a fight have the heroes talking about how they are going to win. "Broken Machine" has Chrono and Lucca delivering badass boasts about how they will destroy the R series robots for assaulting Robo, their voices dripping with anger.
  • 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 Crono’s party spending their part proving him wrong.
  • Royal "We": Lavos refers to itself as "we," while also speaking with the Voice of the Legion.
  • Running Gag: Every time the party is asked a question, the humans will hesitate to answer while Robo jumps in to answer for them.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: The R series robots in "Broken Machine" open up by singing about how Robo was defective and needed to be reset. Chrono and Lucca's opening lyrics in response No more games, go down in flames, showing they don't care what the robots have to say, they are going to kill 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.
  • World of Ham: It's a musical where characters break into song, with very grandiose lyrics.


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