The Enlightened Ones (光の民?) are characters in Chrono Trigger. They are the portion of humanity during Antiquity who are able to use magic. This made them a higher class than the Earthbound Ones, and they lived in the magical Kingdom of Zeal, which floated above the clouds that shrouded the planet in an Ice Age. They were soon brought down to Last Village Commons, where the Earthbound Ones lived, after Lavos destroyed Zeal.
Physical Characteristics[edit | edit source]
A running trend in the Enlightened Ones is the color of their hair and/or clothing: purple. Especially documented in Schala, Janus, Queen Zeal, and even Alfador, many other Enlightened Ones sport the rare hair color. In human color psychology, purple is also associated with royalty and nobility (stemming from classical antiquity when Tyrian purple was only affordable to the elites), which lends explanation to this trend. Additionally, Enlightened Ones wear fur of an array of colors. Likely, this can be attributed to the Ice Age present in their era, as well as the altitude at which their kingdom resides.