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what's up with that snot bubble?
« on: February 13, 2009, 04:59:06 pm »
every time i've ever played ct, i've seen gaspar and that little bubble, which i had alway thought was a speech bubble that was silent, indicating he was sleeping. and correct me if i'm wrong, but i thought it popped when you talked to him, which i thought was him waking up.

as he's an old man stuck by himself with limitless time and seeming immortality, he's gonna take a lot of naps i guess. since third grade this explanation has made sense to me.

now i'm seeing that it's widely believed to be a snot bubble? gaspar was old, i didn't think he was that old.

so what's up with the bubble?

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Re: what's up with that snot bubble?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 05:49:28 pm »
As Sigmund Freud once alluded to: some things simply ARE what they appear.

meaning, very simply, that perhaps it IS just a snot bubble.

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Re: what's up with that snot bubble?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 05:56:10 pm »
According to current GameFAQs theory, Taban is the true antagonist of Chrono Trigger. Little do they know, it's actually Gaspar's snot bubble. Whatever you do, don't let them in on it.

Actually, there may be something culturally significant about snot bubbles in Japan. They seem to appear in many a manga, and may take the place of the American "zzz".

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Re: what's up with that snot bubble?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 06:17:48 pm »
According to current GameFAQs theory, Taban is the true antagonist of Chrono Trigger. Little do they know, it's actually Gaspar's snot bubble.

Question, then. What roles do Lavos and Queen Zeal fill? ;)

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Re: what's up with that snot bubble?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 06:25:36 pm »
According to current GameFAQs theory, Taban is the true antagonist of Chrono Trigger. Little do they know, it's actually Gaspar's snot bubble.

Question, then. What roles do Lavos and Queen Zeal fill? ;)

the other nostril, obviously!

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Re: what's up with that snot bubble?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 06:34:48 pm »
What roles do Lavos and Queen Zeal fill? ;)

the other nostril, obviously!

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Re: what's up with that snot bubble?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009, 11:36:32 pm »
Yeah, much like the tear/sweat drop, it's just a commonly used symbol in Japanese manga & anime.

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Re: what's up with that snot bubble?
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2009, 05:12:40 am »
Crono has a snot bubble too.

...Gaspar is Crono's father?? :shock:

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Re: what's up with that snot bubble?
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2009, 05:15:26 am »
lol. The king is Crono's father. seems he got drunk at a get-together one night and ran into Crono's mother and well... one thing lead to another. 9 months downt he road, out comes little Crono!  Makes the whole thing between him and Princess Nadia really strange, though...

btw, this is a joke. I don't actually believe this.

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Re: what's up with that snot bubble?
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2009, 05:22:16 am »
It's a Japanese representation of snoring heavily.

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Re: what's up with that snot bubble?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2009, 11:45:26 pm »
ah hah! i knew it! and i'm not into japanese animation. just ct.

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Re: what's up with that snot bubble?
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2009, 03:11:47 am »
well, Shee-it. I could have told him that.

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Re: what's up with that snot bubble?
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2009, 12:13:07 am »
In Super Mario 64 if you leave him alone Mario will form a bubble while he sleeps.   Unfortuantly it does not pop.

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Re: what's up with that snot bubble?
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2009, 12:45:49 pm »
i'm just saying i don't know where they got that symbol from. that doesn't happen to my nose.

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Re: what's up with that snot bubble?
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2009, 12:50:30 pm »
Crono has a snot bubble too.

...Gaspar is Crono's father?? :shock:

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