For boss information, see Fargo (Monsters).
Full Name: Fargo
Occupation: Pirate Captain
Home Time: 1020 A.D.
Home Area: S.S. Invincible
Weapon Type: Sword
Innate Element: Blue
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Fargo is a reputable seaman who sailed around El Nido and developed a reputation for fierceness. His origins are unknown; he eventually came to the seas of El Nido, where he mingled with the Demi-humans of Marbule and eventually took a wife, Zelbess. The two stood together for the rights of Demi-humans; he had erstwhile developed his ultimate ship, the S.S. Invincible. Zelbess and Fargo parented two children -- Nikki, the future rock star, and Marcy, the future Deva. He also developed his ultimate attack, the Invincible, which Zelbess made him promise never to use again. He soon fell in with the Acacia Dragoons, whose leader, General Viper, struck a negative chord with him. Unfortunately, this led to a major falling out around 1011 A.D.; an incident occurred at Viper Manor, causing Fargo and Zelbess to flee for their lives and leave Marcy and Nikki in the care of Luccia (though Fargo believed they had both been killed). Zelbess perished in the aftermath, angering Fargo to breaking point and causing him to become a full-fledged pirate. He subsequently gathered his crew and used the S.S. Invincible to raid ships belonging to the Acacia Dragoons. The crew revered him as a stoic, unabashed fighter. Lynx befriended General Viper, causing problems for Fargo and his crew; they later engendered the legend of the Ghost Ship to avoid detection, and used it to terrorize the high seas.
In 1020 A.D., he noted the movement of the Acacia Dragoons to Fort Dragonia, though took no action against them, preferring to stay afrift in fog off the shore of Mount Pyre. He encountered Serge at this time, whose party boarded the ship thinking it was the Ghost Ship. Fargo tested their strength, and later threw them in the hold for safekeeping. The real Ghost Ship attacked at this point; Fargo relentessly fought at the stern of the ship to thwart the phantoms until Serge made his way up to the deck from below. Serge subsequently took the helm, as Fargo had sustained an injury to his arm. The ensuing battle drove away the ship and left Serge in Fargo's sincerest gratitude; Fargo thanked him and gave him a tip about the Water Dragon's Ice Breath. Fargo then continued to sail around the sea of El Nido until Porre invaded in Another World; somehow, the S.S. Invincible was subjugated without a battle and Fargo was thrown into the jail of Viper Manor. Serge once again rescued him, though Fargo was initially alarmed by his resemblance to Lynx. Fargo repaid the former favors in full after securing command of his ship; he steered it to Hermit's Hideaway and saved Serge and the Dragoons from Lynx. He met Viper face to face once more, though the two set aside their differences for the time being.
Fargo then joined Serge's party, eventually visiting his counterpart in Home World. Disgusted with the S.S. Zelbess, he commandeered the ship and steered it to Marbule. To assist Serge's cleansing of the island, he reluctantly broke the seal of Invincible, his most formidable attack. Along the way, he also met Marcy and Nikki, learning the status of his son and daughter for the first time. He then waited on the S.S. Invincible for the final battle, noting that after his business was done in El Nido, he planned to set sail to other parts of the world.
Chrono Cross HD Remaster Twitter bio: Fargo - "A man of the sea with feelings for his late wife in his heart" He is a bit rough around the edges, but a good-natured man of the sea. He once fell in love with Zelbess, a mermaid girl living in Marbule, and vowed to build a world where humans and demi-humans could live together in peace. In HOME WORLD, he locks himself away in his ship, which he has turned into an entertainment district, and turns a blind eye to reality; in ANOTHER WORLD, he believes that his wife's death was caused by General Viper, and is bent on revenge, attacking ships under the General's command with a pirate ship disguised as a ghost ship.
In Home World, after the incident that resulted in the death of Zelbess, Fargo found himself unable to accept the events that had befallen him. He could not come to term with his actions, and subsequently retreated to his ship, which he transformed into the S.S. Zelbess -- a luxury liner complete with games, tournaments, concerts, a casino, and an inn. He relegated his life to that of swindling affluent tourists out of their money, and treating his own staff harshly. His methodology in accomplishing this including rigging the casino, a ploy used to keep the magician Sneff in abject debt and servitude. After the Black Dragon's nightmares began to manifest on Marbule in the form of Lagoonates, the Demi-humans sought Fargo's assistance for living and work; he exploited them for cheap labor, even in the face of criticism from Irenes, Zelbess's sister. The Sage of Marbule was forced to work as a mopper on the ship as well. The Demi-humans sought the release of their special song to Marbule to clear the nightmares while on the ship, but Fargo never budged on the matter, openly preferring to see Marbule rot away and die. Serge visited the ship in 1020 A.D., asking for permission to see the sage; Fargo quickly swindled his party out of their boat. Sneff transformed them into cats thereafter, allowing Serge to produce the handle that fixed the roulette wheel.
Fargo then relented and let them enter the Grand Slam, but still claimed that he would not allow the song of Marbule to be played. During this period, he was prone to moody bouts of depression, which were only intensified by the presence of mementos reminding him of Zelbess in his quarters. Even his son Nikki confronted him about the concert, but he merely muttered that he was too weak. Days later, his counterpart from Another World burst in his quarters and reprimanded him, declaring that the Zelbess would thereafter be named the Invincible and that the ship would sail to Marbule. While Fargo believed it couldn't be done, the Demi-humans soon powered the mighty oars that took them to their home; the Magical Dreamers then played the song of Marbule, giving corporeal form to the nightmares plaguing the island. Fargo continued to sulk as his counterpart and Serge cleaned up the island, but he soon emerged from the ship and sought out the Sage of Marbule. The two reconciled and enjoyed stories of their past histories.
[Fargo] Take away the mirror of falsity and reflect your image on the mirror of truth. You will then regain your true self.
Fargo: Ha ha ha!! Arrgh, what are you trying to tell me, Flame? You say that we are all born in sin and all die in sin? Well, I say that is why we should continue to sin, then.... Ha ha ha ha ha! Yet, is not the very reason we go on living so that we can make ammends for our sins!?
Fargo: Arg! This looks to be the final gate, leadin' to the darkness of time. Let's finish this off. We've wasted enough bloomin' time as it is!
Fargo: Aye, Matey! It sure was a swash- bucklin' voyage! If ya ever wanna become a pirate, be sure to come see me... Aboard the S.S. Invincible!