Full Name: Turnip
Occupation: A Total Vegetable
Origin: Hermit's Hideaway
Species: Turnip (Dream Species)
Home Time: 1020 A.D.
Home Area: Hermit's Hideaway
Weight: 62 lbs.
Weapon Type: Sword
Innate Element: Green
- VegeChopper - 3 Stars
- VegeMight - 19 Stars
- VegOut - Take NeoFio and Turnip to NeoFio's pond in Viper Manor (Another) and get in it.
- TossedSalad - VegOut, BamBamBam (NeoFio)
Turnip is an enigmatic dream being that found life in the soil of Hermit's Hideaway. Grown in a dimensional weak spot, his growth in Home World was disrupted when Lynx set fire to the Hermit's Hideaway of Another World. Later on, Serge cooled the ground there, giving Turnip suitable conditions for growth once more. He was then dug up by Poshul in Home World, and immediately sprang to the party's aid as thanks for being taken out of the soil. While accompanying Serge, he pondered his existence. While in Viper Manor, he came upon a sleeping member of the Acacia Dragoons. He immediately exclaimed that in his dreams, he lived the life of this man. This led him to wonder whether he would disappear once the man woke up; he later concluded while facing the Frozen Flame that as long as he thought, he existed. He later ruminated that perhaps he lived in a dream world when not in the flesh.
Turnip's nature and words bring to mind two philosophies on life. That he dreams of the soldier and the soldier dreams of him is a take on Zhuangzi's famous chapter in his book that described an experience in which he dreamt of being a butterfly and afterwards wondered if his life were simply the butterfly dreaming of him. Doreen makes a similar analogy in Chrono Trigger. Secondly, Turnip evokes the famous statement of Rene Descartes by noting that as long as he thinks, he exists. Descartes similarly used the phrase Cogito ergo sum in his work, though he was not the first to identify the phrase in the history of philosophy.
Turnip simply does not exist in Another World; he may have been burned up when Lynx set fire to the area.
[Turnip] As mysterious as your birth, there is an equally fascinating fate that awaits you.
Turnip: I don't exist-eth? But what difference is there between reality and a dream if thou cannot tell-eth it is a dream? I think-eth, therefore I am-eth! I might be-eth part of some person's dream, but so long as I can think-eth, I exist-eth!
Turnip: This must be-eth the final gate to the darkness of time! I shall fight-eth for the warm sun, clean water, and fertile soil!
Turnip: Thanks, Serge. I will always be-eth everywhere. See-eth thee in dreamland!