Artwork of Crono.
|First appearance||CHRONO TRIGGER (1995)|
|MG appearance(s)||Super Smash Flash|
|Created by||Akira Toriyama|
Crono (クロノ) is the silent spiky-haired protagonist of the game CHRONO TRIGGER from the CHRONO series. His personality matches that of the conventional hero archetype and he is willing to place his life on the line for mere strangers. In the McLeodGaming media, he is one of the playable characters in Super Smash Flash.
Crono has spiky red hair. He has green eyes and wears a short sleeved green shirt underneath a light blue tunic. He also wears a black belt, along with yellow pants, a pair of dark brown boots and gauntlets, a white headband around his forehead, and an orange ascot around his neck. He always keeps a katana close at hand. He wields his katana with his right hand, but in the FMV, he is seen using his left.
Typical among role-playing game protagonists, Crono is a well balanced character with no major weakness. His physical damage is respectable, along with his speed, health, and defense. Because he can equip some very strong weapons (including the Dreamseeker, the strongest weapon in the game overall), he's one of the main damage dealers. Crono possesses a variety of techs, which include offensive and support techs. He can cast Raise on allies to revive them, and for offensive techs, he can inflict both physical damage and magical damage, and his higher level magic techs hit all enemies. In the original Japanese version of the game, Crono's element was Ten (天, Ten), which means "heaven". In the DS version of CHRONO TRIGGER, Crono's element is translated to Light, which is more in line with the original Japanese translation.
Crono was born in 983 A.D. to Gina and an unnamed father in the city of Truce, Crono quickly befriends a girl named Lucca. After meeting the princess Marle, Crono sets with her a time-traveling adventure, alongside his old friend Lucca, the helping-robot Robo and Frog, (and among many other characters) to prevent a global catastrophe from happening.
Aside a brief appearance in CHRONO CROSS, Crono has not made an appearance in any other game outside the CHRONO series but is considered a well-known video game character thanks to the critical and commercial success of CHRONO TRIGGER.
In the Super Smash Flash series
In Super Smash Flash
- Main article: Crono (Super Smash Flash)
In Super Smash Flash 2
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Crono was previously confirmed to return in Super Smash Flash 2 as part of the initial roster for the game. However, following the release of v0.7 of the SSF2 Demo, the developers revamped the whole roster in order to accommodate some new, unexpected characters. Currently, Crono's fate as a playable character is unknown.
- The creator, Akira Toriyama, who also works on Dragon Ball media by the setting characters.