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Random Chrono Trigger observation of the day
« on: September 18, 2020, 09:28:31 am »
You'd think eventually the Guardia knights might arrive at the conclusion that confronting a mage known to hurl lightning bolts while wearing 80 or so pounds of confining metal armor might not be a winning strategy or the best option for survival, something Glenn realized to his utter horror and dismay with how easily Magus took Cyrus out.

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Re: Random Chrono Trigger observation of the day
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 02:27:29 pm »
Never even thought of that -- no wonder Cyrus was TKO in one hit! Ha!

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Re: Random Chrono Trigger observation of the day
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2020, 12:38:06 am »
Lucca could have made them some power armor that gets charged by Magus's attacks.

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Re: Random Chrono Trigger observation of the day
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2020, 01:03:04 am »
That would have been cool!

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Re: Random Chrono Trigger observation of the day
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020, 02:59:42 am »
Well, at least the Crono gang had the best kind of armor to protect them from it all.

Plot Armor.

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Re: Random Chrono Trigger observation of the day
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2020, 05:30:27 am »
perhaps they weren't familiar with Magus' powers, and didn't realize that he (and Ozzie) can cast Lightning.

I suppose if you were insulated well enough from the metal armor, it might work, but that would be tricky.

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Re: Random Chrono Trigger observation of the day
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2021, 06:55:06 pm »
Time Traveller's Immunity applies to items. If you take the fully charged Zeal box in 1000 AD, you can take its past version and your fully charged item won't disappear.

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Re: Random Chrono Trigger observation of the day
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2021, 02:25:26 am »
A Chrono Trigger Point to Ponder Gurus' Gambit

Norstein Bekkler is rather amazing, if you consider it.  Not only is he is able to make perfect clones of the characters, but also deliver them to the particular character's home, no matter which time period they live in.  That seems to combine Melchior's abilities as the Guru of Life with Gaspar's abilities as the Guru of Time.

So, consider if you will

Gaspar, viewing the various possible time streams, realizes that the only one that isn't completely ruinous to humanity and the entire planet is one where Crono is improbably drawn into his role as a time-spanning hero by running into Marle and following her through that first inadvertent trip through time.  He confers with the other gurus through mystical means to explain what he discovered.  So, Melchior is alerted to the ultimate need to reforge the Masamune in Present Time, Belthasar knows to create the Wings of Time in the Future and set his plan for Death Peak in place, and Gaspar himself does what he can to make the End of Time somewhat more functional and hospitable.

Gaspar manipulated time just enough that he could whisk Marle's Pendant off during her collision with Crono.

Melchior snuck in, under another subtle time manipulation, to align Lucca's Telepod to interact with Marle's Pendant in such a way as to 'lean' on a temporal weakness Gaspar discovered between the Present and the Middle Ages.  They knew that they were tinkering with Time and Life in that Marle would likely be mistaken for Leene, and then erased from the time stream after Leene was not returned.  If Crono did not figure it out, Marle, Leene, and the entire unfolding of the best possibility for the 'best' future would be irretrievably lost, but they reasoned the need was great enough to warrant the risk.

So, Norstein Beckler could be an advanced construct of Melchior's (or Belthasar's), with Belthasar's help imprinting the construct's mind with limited versions of their abilities (Melchior's maker abilities to create perfect Clones and Gaspar's temporal ones to deliver them in various time periods) in a far-reaching bid to help Crono and his friends save the world from Lavos.

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Re: Random Chrono Trigger observation of the day
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2021, 11:08:01 am »
This is a really fun theory and one I haven't heard before!

I love the idea of Bekkler being a Melchoir construct!