Full Name: Norris
Occupation: 'Black Wind' Leader
Origin: Porre, Zenan
Home Time: 1020 A.D.
Home Area: Viper Manor
Weight: 137 lbs.
Weapon Type: Gun
Innate Element: Yellow
- SpiralRay - 3 Stars
- SunShower - 15 Stars
- TopShot - Take Norris to see his equivalent in Another World in Viper Manor.
- PitchBlack - TopShot, StrongArm (Grobyc)
Commander Norris is chief of the feared Black Wind unit and a fair and impartial leader. Born in the heart of the militaristic empire of Porre, Norris was known for being stolid and idealistic, performing to high expectations and maintaining a high standard of excellence. He additionally studied electrical engineering. He was promoted several times at a young age, eventually becoming leader of the Black Wind unit. Norris brought a unique style of leadership to his men, though some soldiers disliked Norris's tendency to be honest and unflattering. He also abided by his own moral code, acting in 1017 A.D. to destroy Grobyc at a Porre laboratory rather than let the killing machine be unleashed upon the outside world with the ancient superweapon StrongArm. The resulting explosion killed Luccia's brother, though Grobyc escaped unscathed. Around the same time, Norris was dispatched to spy on the Acacia Dragoons after reports came in from Lynx that the Frozen Flame existed in El Nido. Norris found that General Viper was in search of it as well, and was soon called back to Porre, where he heard that Viper and the others had disappeared. He continued to tirelessly perform his duties until 1020 A.D., at which point Porre high command learned that Viper had gone to the Dead Sea three years ago.
Norris was dispatched to El Nido once more, where he came into contact with Serge (who had the body of Lynx) and Radius. Norris quickly joined their party, eager to see the Dead Sea for himself. Norris eventually found an operational computer in the Dead Sea, and used his knowledge of electrical engineering to activate it, giving the party Lithosphere Investigation Report #27. During their trip, Porre invaded Another World and subjugated Viper Manor. When Serge's party returned, they found the Norris of Another World, who provided Norris with his ultimate technique, TopShot. Norris viewed the Porre military's actions as abhorrent, and was also shocked to find Grobyc fully operational. He helped Serge thwart the Porre army and the killing machine. Later, he joined Serge in the final effort against the Time Devourer, though he was briefly tempted to take the Frozen Flame for Porre's use. His exposure to it made him question what he truly desired and why he fulfilled his role in the Porre army.
Chrono Cross HD Remaster Twitter bio: Norris - "Captain of the Black Wind" He is a young captain of the "Black Wind", a special forces unit of the Porre army. He is a polite and serious elite soldier who has no interest in drinking or entertainment. He is highly idealistic, and when he disagrees with someone, he will not yield, even to his superiors, which often leads to antagonism. In ANOTHER WORLD, he is loyal to the military, but in HOME WORLD, as he investigates, he begins to question the military's policies.
It's mentioned in this interview that he came from an elite military family, and applied to the Black Wind.
Norris of Another World proved to be a person of the same stock as his dimensional equivalent. Brought to El Nido with the Porre invasion of Viper Manor, he strongly protested the torture of Riddel and the use of Grobyc. Unfortunately, he was reprimanded and confined to quarters by the Porre Superior in charge of the operation. In the parlor, he eventually met up with the Norris from Home World and Serge, and gave them the Prison Key necessary to free Viper's daughter. He also provided Norris with the TopShot, the ultimate shooting technique.
[Norris] You work to be more honest more straight... This world is distorted and crooked. Trying to force your honesty on this crooked world may break you. Beware of that.
Norris: If I take this with me back to Porre, there will be even more bloodshed. And yet, it will give us enough power to withstand the other major countries. Is that all I have really desired this whole time...?
Norris: Could this be the final gate, which leads to the darkness of time? I guess this is finally it. I have no regrets... I am responsible for my own actions.
Norris: You have broadened my horizons, Serge! I sincerely hope to see you again!
'Northerner' in old French. Could denote Porre as being north of El Nido. May also reffer to Chuck Norris, an US movie actor.