Easter Eggs (Chrono Cross)

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Janus & Schala?

If you cast Black Hole on one of the Chronopolis islands, an image briefly flashes in the sky appearing to depict a young woman, a boy (or girl), and a wooden art figure. There's no real reason for this image to be here, leading some to speculate it's an easter egg depicting Janus and Schala. The purpose of the art figure is totally unknown.

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Thanks to Molotov for the image

Magus Shadow

Magus was originally planned to be in Chrono Cross as Guile, but this was scrapped after the designers realized his story would be too difficult to integrate; within the game, he is only referenced as Janus in a letter from Lucca to Kid. Magus is rumored to appear in the form of a shadow during the reading of this letter. This appearance is consistent with his abilities in Radical Dreamers; in that game, he was described several times as a shadow walker and demonstrated the ability to recede into the shadows at will.

Ultimately, the shadow is supposed to be generated by Luccia's letter to Kid:

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Radical Dreamers

Radical Dreamers is mentioned sort of as a separate dimension in Chronopolis. Specifically, a terminal in one of the upper labs plays the opening dialogue of the game.

 [Computer]
   ~~~Read the report
   ~~~Quit

   It all began with a
   notebook my mother
   handed me...
   She told me she found
   it while cleaning out
   the closet.
   This old notebook, covered
   with mold, was a diary that
   belonged to my grandfather,
   who passed away years ago.
   It contained my grandfather's
   distant memories...
 
Member:
   Does this device
   playback archives?

Member:
   Looks like
   someone's
   memoirs.
 
 [Computer]
   ......
   I wonder if you still
   remember...
   How we first met...
   and our many adventures...
   It all seemed like a dream...
   We ran like the wind during those
   warm, summer days...long ago...
   You were a piece of a star,
   that fell from the sky...
   I can still relive the memories
   of those days long past...
   Just by closing my eyes like
   such, and whispering your name
   into the desolate night...
   Kid...
   ~~~~~Kid...
   Radical Dreamers
   - Le Trésor Interdit -
   
Kid:
   Radical Dreamers...!?
   And me name's on here, too!
   What the bloody hell is goin' on?

Kid:
   And here's a passage with
   me and me old mates.

Member:
   What's this...!?

Member:
   Radical
   Dreamers...!?
   What does
   this mean?

Member:
   There's
   a conversation
   with a comrade.
 
 [Computer]
   Are you ready, Kid?
   I know you're anxious,
   but stay on your toes.
   Yeah, likewise, mate!
   You mess up, and I'm
   leavin' you behind!
   Got that, Serge?
   C'mon, Magil, let's go.
   That bastard Lynx is gonna
   get what he deserves!
   Say your prayers!
   ...Not that it'll
   do ya any good!!!
   Heh-heh-heh......
   HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAA!
   
Kid:
   ......
   This seems to be an
   archive from a different
   time than our own.

Kid:
   Aside from the two worlds
   we already know about...
   there may be other worlds
   and times which exist...

Member:
   ......
   This seems to be an archive
   from a different time than
   our own.

Member:
   Aside from the two worlds
   we already know about,
   other worlds and times
   may also exist...

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