Endings for Chrono Trigger
by Bill Pringle
Here are the endings that I have found so far to Chrono Trigger.
The times are the soonest (I think) that you can get each ending.
If you find anything else out and/or get an ending sooner, or get
a different ending, please let me know. Contrary to what the Dream
Team tell you, I found more than 10 endings (not counting minor
Please send corrections and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Often, it really doesn't matter how you get to Lavos.
If you use Epoch, there is a flight scene where you crash into Lavos.
If you use the bucket, you first fight the Lavos Spawn shaped monster.
Once you beat this monster, it stays beaten. If you leave at this point
and come back later, it will just be a shell.
The endings can be slightly different, depending on if you crash into
Lavos with Epoch, or if you get to him via the Black Omen or the bucket
at the End of Time. Sometimes, the endings are radically different
(see Frog & Glenn).
1. "Dream Team" ending
There are two ways to get this ending. Jump on the right Telepod at the
beginning of the game. Don't talk to anyone and Marle will go with you.
You better try this after a Game+. Make sure you equip them well, and
set the controller the way you want it before you enter the telepod.
You end up at the End of Time. Each of the characters you see represent
actual members of the Chrono Trigger development team. They say a
variety of things: from saying hello to their family, jokes about how
long and hard they worked, boasting about what they did, etc.
One of them says: "Legendary Programming waiting for that Special Someone.
Keep those cards and letters coming."
2. "Frog & Leene" ending
Use the telepod as soon as you get back from 400 AD. You end up at the
Fair. Some people tell Marle she is dressing normally, while others say
she is in a costume. When at the Castle, the King says they have just
found a 400 year old wedding movie. Frog and Queen Leene (or a
descendent) are married, and Marle's father is a frog.
3. "Nu & Ribbit" ending
Use the bucket at the End of Time as soon as you get there. During the
credits a Nu and a Ribbit are chasing each other and doing various antics.
The Nu keeps falling asleep while the Ribbit is harassing it. "THE END"
has two 'Z's above it.
4. "Tata the Hero" ending
Beat Lavos after Tata is mistaken for the hero but before you get the
Hero Medal from him. The first scene shows Robo and his wife (or
girlfriend) in front of the Leene Bell in the Future. The next scene
shows Tata sitting on the throne with King Guardia & Leene standing
around. Tata jumps off the throne, runs after Magus, only to find
Chrono, Marle, and Lucca laughing at him.
Thanks to James Wenzel (email@example.com) for finding this ending.
5. "Closing Scenes" ending
Beat Lavos as soon you have the Masamune. During the credits, there
are a number of clips of scenes with the various characters. Most are
about scenes that you wouldn't see and characters you haven't met:
Chrono, Marle, and Lucca coming out of the closet in the monster village;
Kino & Ayla chasing reptites; Magus at the cove with his three henchmen;
King Guuardia & Queen Leene; Frog in the Cursed Woods; and at the end
Robo running across the screen.
6. "Still Scenes" ending
Beat Lavos after you get the Gate Key back in 65,000,000 BC. While the
credits are rolling, various still characters are displayed singular or
in groups around the credits.
7. "Frog and Magus" ending
Beat Lavos after the Masamune is repaired and Frog joins you. During the
credits you see scenes of Frog. He defeats each of Magus' fiends, and
then goes after Magus himself. After the battle with Magus, you see Frog
standing on top of the statue above the gate to Magus' castle.
8. "Reptite" ending
Beat Lavos after you defeat Magus (Ayla will wake you up in 65M BC).
The opening scene is repeated, except that Chrono and his Mother are
Reptites! When you go to the Millennial Fair, everyone there are
reptites as well, except for the Green Jogger, who is human.
After the credits, Azala is alone on the screen, and "THE END" drops
9. "Magus" ending
Beat Lavos after you defeat Azala at the Tyrano castle. During the
credits, you see a scene of Frog approaching a statue with two chests
(does anyone know where this is from?) It is the same statue in
the Dream Team ending.) You also see a number of scenes with Magus,
Schala, and Janus.
1a. "Dream Team" ending (reprise)
Beat Lavos at the Undersea Palace and see this ending. (See first ending).
10. "No Chrono" ending
If you beat Lavos before you restore Chrono, you end up at the End of
Time. Everyone is lying on the ground. You can control the characters,
and when you talk the Guru, and he tells everyone that the gate is closing
and they have to leave. All the other characters except Lucca and Marle
leave to their respective times. Marle arrives at the Fair, walks in the
Moonlight Parade by her self. She then sees the team members throughout
the fair crowd.
When she goes back to the north part of the fair, they are all there.
The other characters go back for Chrono, and Marle sees her father, who
asks her to install the new bell he has made in her honor. She is
carried off by the balloons while the credits roll. She lands near
a tree like the one on Death Peak, and in the distance you can see Chrono
coming. Marle runs towards him and the screen fades to black.
11. "Frog and Glenn (w/o Chrono)" ending
If you defeat Magus, he tells you that you have released the curse on
the Frog. However, during the rest of the game, Frog looks the same.
If you use the bucket to beat Lavos right after killing Magus, but
without restoring Chrono, you end up at the Millennial Fair similar to
the ending if you don't fight Magus. However, the only character you
see in the middle part of the square is Lucca. When you go into the
north part of the fair, the other characters (except for Chrono and
Magus, of course) come out of the time gate. Except that Frog is now
human, and Lucca thinks he is quite a hunk! The other characters go
back for Chrono, and Lucca & Marle go to see the king hand the bell.
Then they leave on Epoch while the king is stuck trying to hang the
bell (similar to the "Family Reunion" ending Chrono.)
If you crashed into Lavos with Epoch, the ending you get is almost the
same as the regular "No Chrono" ending, except that Magus doesn't appear.
12. "Family Reunion" ending
If you defeat Lavos after restoring Chrono, the opening scene of the game
is shown, except that it is a soldier waking Chrono up, saying he will
be executed. The king pretends to be upset, but then praises him for
saving the past, present, and future. If you let the Chancellor out of
the chest after the "Rainbow Shell" incident, he will be there; otherwise,
it will be Pierre, the lawyer. Several characters appear (Doan, King
Guardia from 400 AD, & Kino) saying what the team members had done.
Marle realizes that these characters are her ancestors and descendants.
After the Moonlight Parade at the fair, the characters assemble at the
north side of the fair grounds and leave.
If you didn't crash Epoch into Lavos, then Chrono's cat jumps into the
time gate, followed by Chrono's mother. If you got extra cats, they all
jump in together. Chrono, Lucca, and Marle take the Epoch to find them. (Can you avoid this by buying enough cat food?)
Meanwhile, the king is stuck trying to hang the Nadia Bell.
If you crashed Epoch into Lavos, then the gate closes after the team
members leave, and Marle, Lucca, and Chrono talk to the King, who shows
the Nadia Bell. Marle ends up holding some balloons and starts to float
away. Chrono jumps on, and the two of them float away while the credits
(Note: if you killed Magus, he doesn't appear in this ending, but the
rest is pretty much the same. Also, if you didn't get a clone before
Chrono is killed, talk to the Keeper and he will tell you to go to the
13. "Losing ending"
I don't really call this an ending, but someone included it on a previous
list. If you lose the fight agains Lavos, you see Lavos coming out of
the earth, the command center in the future collapses.
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