A Gate is a passage to another time period. The Entity, after being plagued by Lavos, created several Gates throughout the eras of time in order to facilitate its salvation by a hero named Crono. The Gates seemed to be small energy localizations able to expand to allow passage by Human-sized objects; a Gate Key was needed to enlarge it in this manner. On the inside, Gates appeared blue and wavy; once entered, the plane of time became a sea of energies. Gates allowed spatial as well as temporal travel, sometimes exiting halfway around the world from the correspondent entrance in the past or future. Most Gates also connected with one another, the exception being the one in the Proto Dome, which appeared to simply lead to the End of Time. Lucca once observed a special Red Gate while sleeping in Fiona's Forest after it had been revived; it took her to her house in the past, where she was able to save her mother's legs. Lastly, the Chrono Trigger itself was probably a self-contained Gate. The Gates created by the Entity closed after Lavos was defeated.
In the Chrono Trigger Prerelease, Lucca was to reach 990 A.D. through a special gate at the End of Time.
Researchers at Chronopolis elaborate on the science of Gates.
In the 11th Century, a scientist by the name of Lucca indicated the possibility of time travel through the use of a '"Time Egg,"' which utilizes miniature black holes. Whether this could actually be possible or not is still the subject of intense debate and no conclusions have been made. According to her theory, by rotating a single point of supergravity, space-time continua can be drawn in... thus making it possible to transform that singular point which pulls in everything else, into a ring formation. Using this ring as a Gate between dimensions, it should be possible to travel back and forth between various space-time.
Theory and Analysis
- Gates (Why do they initially lead to era exits then later to the End of Time?)
- Gates (What is their useful life and length?)
- Red Gate (Who created the Red Gate in Fiona's Forest?)
- Temporal Distortions (Who caused them in Chrono Trigger?)
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