- 1 How Crono joined the Tourney
- 2 Character Select Screen Animation
- 3 Special Moves
- 4 Victory Animations
- 5 On-Screen Appearance
- 6 Trivia
How Crono joined the Tourney
Crono (クロノ, Kurono) is the red spiky-haired silent protagonist of the game. He is never shown speaking, using facial expressions to communicate. His name is spelled Chrono (クロノ, Kurono) in Japanese materials. He lives in the village of Truce with his mother. A chance encounter with Marle at the fair begins a series of adventures and uncovers a pre-millennial evil. In 12,000 BC, when the party is confronted with Lavos in the Ocean Palace of the Kingdom of Zeal, Crono sacrifices himself to save his friends, resulting in his death. With time travel, the player can manage to replace Crono at the moment before he dies with a clone received from the Millennial Fair in 1000 A.D, saving his life. The PlayStation and Nintendo DS versions of Chrono Trigger include an FMV scene at the end that shows Crono and Marle getting married. A second FMV depicts the fall of Guardia Kingdom in the year AD 1005, though it is unknown what happened to him during this event.
Crono uses a katana as a weapon and learns to use "Light" magic ("Heaven" in the original Japanese version). Most of the game's triple techs require his presence in the battle party if they are to be performed. Though there are triple techs that do not need him, certain accessories are required to use triple techs where he is not involved. In the initial design sketches, Crono was a "bad kid" wearing goggles and a cape. He is called Chrono in the Japanese version, and Crono in the North American version.
Concerning his death in the game, Kato noted that his policy has always been "to try and create games that run counter to users' expectations, surprise them". Kato and Yuji Horii initially proposed Crono's death, though they intended he stay dead; the party would have retrieved an earlier, living version of him to complete the quest. Square deemed the scenario too depressing and asked that Crono be brought back to life later in the story.
Character Select Screen Animation
Crono holds his katana sideways.
After the announcer calls his name
Crono does two dashing slashes towards the camera and says "What ARE you two doing?! I thought you said something about a nice little slide show?"
Wind Slash (Neutral)
Crono brandishes his sword, and swings it along the ground, sending an air shockwave along a line of enemies.
Crono raises his arms, the wind ruffling his clothes, small golden sparks floating up from him into the sky. The screen goes suddenly dark as a bolt of lightning shoots out of the sky and strikes the target.
Crono leaps high into the air, leaving a shadowy after-image. He then brings his sword hard down upon the enemy.
Crono spins around using his sword to cut opponents.
Frenzy (Hyper Smash)
Crono yells "Now I'm getting angry!" and dashes to the opponent. If he hits, he moves around the target slashing him/her at fast speeds. After six slashing cycles, the opponent is knocked away.
Luminaire (Final Smash)
Levitating into the air, Crono spreads his arms. A green dome swells from the center of the screen and rises. At its optimal size, the screen flashes white and the dome dissipates, causing damage to all foes on-screen. This must be dodged by dodging or escaped through teleportation.
- Crono sheathes his sword and swings his right elbow down saying "That takes care of that!"
- Crono looks around and rubs his hair saying "What a strange era this is."
- Crono poses with his sword above his head and says "I won't let the mistakes of the past be repeated in the present!"
Crono jumps out of the Epoch time machine and says "It's about to get rough!"
- Crono's rival is Skully, a bat working with the Cyclone Crushers.