Chrono Cross/Trivia

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • Doing It for the Art: The reason the game took the controversial route of being so different from Trigger is that the developers felt there was no point in making the same game twice.
    • Also, the decision to hire Yasunori Mitsuda (who had just left Square) to compose the game and relatively-unknown singer Noriko Mitose (as opposed to a more popular singer) to write and sing the ending song were made against the wishes of Squaresoft PR, simply because their sound was deemed "right" for the game.
  • Jossed: The new ending and storyline in the DS version of Trigger jossed some fan theories very, very hard.
  • No Export for You: Chrono Cross was never released outside of Japan and North America, which makes the continuity nods in the DS remake of Chrono Trigger just plain annoying for everyone living outside those two particular regions. The more general references to Radical Dreamers are also beguiling for everyone outside of Japan, and probably even many people in it.
  • Trope Namer: For Time Crash.
  • Urban Legend of Zelda:
    • This game was created because of one: Schala Lives!.
    • Thanks to some erroneous text from a Brady Games guide, players were led to believe that the Wraith monster would sometimes drop the Ghetz' Shirt, an armor that increased several stats in exchange for giving the wearer several status ailments.
  • What Could Have Been: Magus was supposed to appear in the game but was Dummied Out. His character slot was filled by Guile.
    • According to the developer's room, Zoah's helmet hides his secret identity as a prince of a certain country to the north who's watching over the party. Unfortunately, the scene that's supposed to hint at his true origins was never implemented.