Chrono Trigger

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NameChrono Trigger, クロノ・トリガー
Release dateMarch 11, 1995
External link(s)Chrono Trigger official website
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Chrono Trigger is an RPG developed and published by Square for the SNES in 1995.


Living in the seemingly peaceful kingdom of Guardia in 1000 A.D., the child CRONO was chosen by guardian spirits to save the world from ultimate devastation. Though Doomsday will not happen until the year 1999, the ancient seeds of destruction were planted long ago by the evil LAVOS. Your mission in the world of CHRONO TRIGGER is to travel back and forth through time to change the course of history, and stop Lavos from succeeding in his dark plan. On your journey, you will battle monsters and meet many helpful people in both the past and the future. Some will become your faithful and powerful companions, while others will give you clues by telling you stories. Pay attention to what they say, and good luck in your adventure.


Fanon and Tropes

  • The Zeal royal family dyeing their hair blue is very well engrained into the fanbase, despite a total lack of canon support. The theory mainly exists to explain why Schala has blonde hair in Chrono Cross, as the game never explains why Kid, who is explicitly Schala's clone, is blonde, as well as Schala herself in the closing scenes of the game.
  • Lucca as the unlucky childhood friend of Crono's who was just unable to admit her feelings and then stood aside for Marle is such a common fan assumption that it's actually rarer to find portrayals of her that take her at her word that they're Like brother and sister.

Notable Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


There have been two notable attempts by Chrono Trigger fans to unofficially remake parts of the game for PC with a 3D graphics engine. Chrono Resurrection, an attempt at remaking ten small interactive cut scenes from Chrono Trigger, and Chrono Trigger Remake Project, which sought to remake the entire game, were forcibly terminated by Square Enix by way of a cease and desist order.

Another group of fans created a sequel via a ROM hack of Chrono Trigger called Chrono Trigger: Crimson Echoes; developed from 2004 to 2009; although feature-length and virtually finished, it also was terminated through a cease & desist letter days before its May 2009 release. The letter also banned the dissemination of existing Chrono Trigger ROM hacks and documentation. After the cease and desist was issued, an incomplete version of the game was leaked in May 2009, though due to the early state of the game, playability was limited. This was followed by a more complete ROM leak in January 2011, which allowed the game to be played from beginning to end.[1]


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