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*SPOILERS INSIDE* CCRD New Secret Scene Transcription
« on: April 12, 2022, 02:55:20 pm »
LAST WARNING, if you don't want to get spoiled, leave the thread at once or don't read past the first paragraph:

So, for anyone not yet aware, the new Radical Dreamers edition actually has a small bit of new content. It can only be accessed by clearing both Radical Dreamers and Chrono Cross, which unlocks a new Credits option (for the Remaster staff) in the main menu, and the "scene" (it's just text on a black background, as it were) in question will play after the credits themselves.

Someone has already made an upload here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWtcFmr1T9U

A transcription itself is here:

The time was near - the final battle awaited.
There, alone in the shadows, the man lingered.
His partners, a young man and a young woman,
had already made their preparations, and were
waiting for him at the place they had agreed upon.

Their foe was a fearsome opponent indeed.
Would the three of them be able to defeat him?
There was only one way to find out.
All the better - what fun is a battle
whose outcome is all but certain.

The man reached a hand to his mask-
silver and unembellished,
save for a few subtle details.

It had been many long years
since he last revealed his face.

Did he wear the mask to hide himself from others?
Or did he wear it to hide from himself?

Enough time had passed that
not even he was sure anymore.

But it didn't matter now.
The end was coming - an end to everything.
Soon, his long days of wandering would be over.
So too would the girl's ill-fated, fleeting existence.

How many years had passed?
How many centuries?
How much love and prayer,
how much hatred and rancor,
how much despair and resignation,
had slowly and silently fallen over him,
piling up like snow?

On that fated day, long, long ago...
everything that he was had vanished...
Faded away into nothingness...
without so much as a whimper...

There was nothing he could have done to stop it...

But one memory stayed with him,
even after everything else fell away.
One unforgettable image...

That kingdom of winds, forever lost...

Those blessed days in a paradise above the clouds...

And that face... Her gentle, bitter-sweet smile...

Perhaps his time behind the mask
was coming to an end...

His icy gaze seemed to thaw for a moment-
and then he sprang to action.

The moonlight flashed across the mask's surface.
His silvery hair flowed behind him,
reaching out like the tail of a coment.

"The time has come, o fated star-
the king has returned."

And with that... he vanished into the darkness.

Though a life may end, a story lives on.
Not forever, perhaps, but...

What's eternity...

... compared to this moment in time?

fin.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2022, 01:00:31 pm by Acacia Sgt »

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Re: *SPOILERS INSIDE* CCRD New Secret Scene Transcription
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2022, 04:46:06 pm »
Good God…

Thank you for this… I just had a feeling something was added…

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Re: *SPOILERS INSIDE* CCRD New Secret Scene Transcription
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2022, 12:33:36 pm »
I'm glad someone finally posted this. I saw a cryptic tweet from someone at Square Enix about a week before release, and it specifically said to check the RD credits after beating both.

This obviously further speaks to Guile = Magus, but I keep re-reading and I'm curious...

Is this from the vantage point of Magil, the version seen in Radical Dreamers? Or is this from Guile and thoughts from the journey of Chrono Cross? Definitely sounds like he's going up against Lynx, though.

I do wish it was hinting at something new, though. *alas*

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Re: *SPOILERS INSIDE* CCRD New Secret Scene Transcription
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2022, 10:40:59 am »
I read this referring to Radical Dreamers but reading it through again, this can fit within Chrono Cross, baring certain choices during the playthrough. First, Guile needs to be chosen to take the party to Viper Manor (obviously lol). Assuming Guile is kept in the party the entire time up until the Lynx switch, then immediately placed back in the party when you get your body back, he would be exposed to all of the conversations and plot points in the story, leading up to meeting the ghost children at the end.

This would be Guile's first interaction with the ghost children because it's impossible to have him at the party during the dead sea section when Serge meets the children. Seeing and hearing Crono, Marle, and Lucca, it's reasonable to think that this snaps his memory back, and then remembering who he is and that this is now his chance to take on the dream (time) devourer again. But this time he has Serge, Kid (his sister technically?), and the Chrono Cross.

The extra dialog is his thoughts when descending into the darkness beyond time.


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Re: *SPOILERS INSIDE* CCRD New Secret Scene Transcription
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2022, 08:20:59 am »
I read this referring to Radical Dreamers but reading it through again, this can fit within Chrono Cross, baring certain choices during the playthrough. First, Guile needs to be chosen to take the party to Viper Manor (obviously lol). Assuming Guile is kept in the party the entire time up until the Lynx switch, then immediately placed back in the party when you get your body back, he would be exposed to all of the conversations and plot points in the story, leading up to meeting the ghost children at the end.

This would be Guile's first interaction with the ghost children because it's impossible to have him at the party during the dead sea section when Serge meets the children. Seeing and hearing Crono, Marle, and Lucca, it's reasonable to think that this snaps his memory back, and then remembering who he is and that this is now his chance to take on the dream (time) devourer again. But this time he has Serge, Kid (his sister technically?), and the Chrono Cross.

The extra dialog is his thoughts when descending into the darkness beyond time.

This is my thought as well.  I am going to make a more in depth theory thread later on this and how it could tie to the DS ending as well later today.