General Information[edit]

Chrono Cross[edit]

Full Name: Zappa
Occupation: Obstinate Blacksmith
Origin: Zenan Mainland
Age: 52
Species: Human
Home Time: 1020 A.D.
Home Area: Viper Manor
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 181 lbs.
Build: Solid
Hand: Right-Handed
Weapon Type: Axe, Hammer
Innate Element: Red

Tech Learning:

  • HammerBlow - 3 Stars
  • HammerThrow - 19 Stars
  • BallsOfIron - 40 Stars

Character Stats:

Star HP STR DEF HIT(1/2/3) EVD MAG MDEF Status
0 60 8 6 80 50 10 3 3 3 9 8
99 820 89 75 95 15 40 37

Zappa, the rough and tough father of Karsh, is the chief blacksmith for the Acacia Dragoons. Born on the Zenan Mainland, he somehow made his way to El Nido and came into the service of the Dragoons. He probably was a Deva with Radius and Garai; the three tore up the battlefield together. Zappa also cultivated an interesting in smithing at this time; he soon met Zippa, his wife, and the three looked far and wide for the Rainbow Shell. They did not succeed in finding it, and after retiring from the Dragoons, Zappa opened his own smithy in Termina and raised his son Karsh there. He fashioned all kinds of weapons for use with the Acacia Dragoons; his son eventually became a Deva in the same tradition of his father. However, tragedy struck after Lynx led an expedition to the Dead Sea. Karsh was frozen and phased out of time, and never returned; this adversely affected Zappa, whose work was disrupted by bouts of sorrow and loss of motivation. Regardless, Zappa pressed on in his craft until 1020 A.D., when he finally shut down the smithy and dismissed his Apprentice. He noted that he would seek the Rainbow Shell once more. He met Serge before his journey began, and decided to accompany the boy; along the way, he found his deceased son among the dead in the Dead Sea. He came to grips with his son's death, and also found the Rainbow Shell, which he learned to forge by working with his dimensional counterpart. He planned to open a new smithy after the journey's end.

Chrono Cross HD Remaster Twitter bio: Zappa - "Gung-ho craftsman who is dedicated to his work" The owner of a blacksmith shop in Termina. Father of Karsh. He is a stubborn craftsman who never compromises his work. At first glance, he appears brusque and unapproachable, but he is kind at heart and well-liked by those around him. He used to be one of the Four Devas of the Acacia Dragoons, active together with Radius and Garai. His dream is to forge a weapon that surpasses Garai's sword, Einlanzer, and he is searching for a rainbow-colored shell, which is said to be a universal material, in order to realize his dream.

Another World[edit]

Zappa was not plagued with the death of his son in Another World, and continued to actively create new weapons for the Dragoons. He stubbornly continued the craft despite the objection of the new Porre occupation force in Termina.

   You shall encounter the
   two things you seek...
   But be careful, for one of
   them is what you seek only
   in appearance.
   Aye... These auld bones have
   seen countless faces of the
   flame in mah lifetime...
   But with this un, ah cannae
   say ah've ever seen more
   pure and genuine hatred...
   So this be the final gate,
   leadin' to the darkness
   of time?
   Ah ken this battle of
   hate and sorrow will
   come to an end here...
   Take care, laddie.
   Ah plan to open up
   another smithy.
   Donnae feel shy
   'bout stoppin' by.





Zappa Zappa portrait (left) Zappa portrait (right)

From: Characters (Chrono Cross)