- "If the world's gonna be destroyed, then let it be destroyed! If history is gonna be changed, then let it bloody well be changed! I'll show you what Radical Dreamers really dream about!"
- — Kid
Kid (キッド , Kiddo?) is a swashbuckling, gritty thief with a penchant for radical action and serves as Chrono Cross's leading heroine. In the English version of the game, she speaks with an Australian or British Cockney accent that includes many colloquialisms, such as "bugger" and "mate", from those dialects in her speech. Kid is one of three characters able to steal items from opponents via her Pilfer Element, alongside Mel and Fargo.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Kid has blue eyes and messy blond hair that she wears in a sectioned ponytail. She wears a white top with an extreme midriff, a red micro-mini skirt fitted with a belt, and a tiny red overcoat. Brown boots and brown gloves are often included in her outfits. Attached to her belt is a blue or violet scabbard for her dagger, printed with the symbol of Venus (♀). Around her neck sits a chain of purple pearls. Many speculate that this item is either a Zeal Pendant or the Astral Amulet, but this is unconfirmed. On her cheeks and forearms are white markings that could be warpaint or tattoos.
Story[edit | edit source]
Kid is Schala's daughter-clone sent into the modern world. Kid was born in 1004 A.D., when Schala, bound to the Time Devourer, feared her mind would become increasingly consumed by hatred and created a clone of herself. She gave the baby her Pendant and sent her to the modern world; there, she was found by Lucca and subsequently adopted. Lucca soon established an orphanage and brought in other children; she also continued her scientific research, attempting to perfect the construction of Time Eggs. She gave a Time Egg prototype to Kid, and also provided her with an Astral Amulet, a wooden, magical pendant inside a purple pouch bearing the crest of Zeal. Lucca somehow discovered Kid's heritage as Schala's daughter-clone, and composed a letter for her to read in the future when she would possibly know about her heritage as well. Kid developed a playful pirate accent while in Lucca's care; Lucca sought to make her a proper lady, but Kid had her own fun way of speaking. Tragedy befell the girl when, around 1015 A.D., Lynx and Harle sacked the orphanage and burned it to the ground. Kid managed to survive by escaping; she was scarred by the event and swore to get revenge on Lynx. She also took up thievery, developing a nasty reputation and inspiring the urban legend of the Radical Dreamers, a fierce group of raiders.
Kid's story here becomes complicated; sometime after 1015 A.D., she was probably contacted by Belthasar. Given instructions to go back in time to 1010 A.D. and save a young boy from drowning, she somehow accomplished the feat of going to Opassa Beach and traveling back through history. Her act of time traveling caused the Home World dimension to emerge and split off from the real history of the world, Another World. As a result, history was rewritten; to understand this complex turn of events further, see Mid-Dimension Timelines. Kid's history was slightly altered so that she met Serge after he crossed the dimensions days before she was given the instructions to time travel. She caught wind of the order given to the Acacia Dragoons by Lynx to apprehend a "Ghost-Boy" at Cape Howl; she came upon Karsh and Serge and proceeded to help Serge whip Karsh back to the manor. Her personality was revealed to Serge; she was rough, adventurous, and willful. Kid then accompanied Serge to Termina, where the two decided their best course of action would be to infiltrate Viper Manor. This plan went awry during a confrontation on the overlook; Kid took Riddel hostage with a knife to her neck to avoid capture. However, Lynx was able to poison Kid with Hydra poison in the ensuing chaos; Kid fell over the balcony with the others, landing safely below beyond the Viper Manor Bluffs. The party retreated to Guldove, where the full effect of the poison activated in Kid's body. Kid was bedridden with the poison; she gave Serge her Astral Amulet for safekeeping.
Depending on events, Serge found the Hydra Humour and gave it to her, or Norris administered some while passing through. Whatever the case, the party sojourned to Fort Dragonia to confront the Dragoons. Lynx initiated the ceremony to switch bodies with Serge; after the transformation was complete, Lynx, now with Serge's body, stabbed Kid with her own dagger, mortally wounding her though it would be revealed later he saved her in order to keep up the guise of being Serge. Lynx did not kill her, instead opting to use mind control to pit Kid against her former friends. The two attacked Hermit's Hideaway after Riddel's rescue from Porre; Fargo was able to thwart the offensive by rescuing Serge with the S.S. Invincible. Afterwords, Lynx and Kid entered Chronopolis and waited for Serge to arrive. While Serge made his way through the time fortress, Lynx put Kid to sleep in preparation for the battle with Serge; after it concluded, Kid came to and was stupefied to find the Frozen Flame hovering above her. Harle cautioned her not to touch it, as she could potentially cause great destruction. Kid did experience a moment of startling lucidity at this point, relating a brief history of Chronopolis. She then collapsed, while the Frozen Flame was stolen by the Dragon God. Her mind regressed to the painful memories incurred by the orphanage fire. She was taken to Hermit's Hideaway in Another World; while Serge examined her, Masa & Mune and Doreen recognized her as being a derivative of Schala, and used their power (probably in conjunction with Kid's incomplete Time Egg) to send Serge back in time. There, Serge saved many children and comforted Kid. Back in 1020 A.D., she came around.
Kid noted that she was physically fine due to the effects of Schala's pendant, which "rewinds" her personal time when she is in danger. Luccia then told Kid that she had a letter from Lucca waiting for her at her lab in Viper Manor. Kid read it, nearly tearing up; she asked the others to leave the room while she contemplated Lucca's fate. She then rejoined the party, taking a brief time out to talk to Nikki about the Magical Dreamers, whose name had been given to him by Lucca. Serge and his crew launched an assault on Terra Tower; after it fell, she spoke with the Ghost Children of Opassa Beach. There, her full history was revealed by the ghost Lucca; Kid rejected her status of being Schala's simple daughter-clone, declaring that she was her own person. She then championed Serge to go to the Darkness Beyond Time and free Schala. What happened to Kid after this event is unclear. The game slightly hints that Kid and Schala merged, though no real evidence exists to confirm this besides Schala's alternating between Kid's and her own manner of speaking. Additionally, this would be contradictory to Kid's declaration that she was her own person made moments earlier on Opassa Beach. To worsen the confusion, Schala states that she will look for Serge, yet she appears like Kid in the ending. Additionally, a picture of Serge sits on Schala's desk where she composes her journal.
How to Recruit[edit | edit source]
The first opportunity to recruit her is after the battle with Karsh, Solt and Peppor. If you agree to let her join your party, then Leena will not join. If you disagree, the next time you see her is when you first visit Termina. When you recruit Leena and bring her to Termina, Kid will get jealous and leave. Once you talk to the statue polisher, Kid will want to go to Viper Manor with you and she will join your party. Without Leena, Kid will automatically join your party once you meet her.
Kid then leaves your party when she is poisoned by Lynx but then joins your party after she is cured (in both scenarios).
Kid is permanently out of your party once Serge turns into Lynx. Once Serge is himself again, he enters Kid's past to save her from Lynx and Harle's destruction of Lucca's orphanage. When Kid wakes up from her coma, she gladly joins your party one final time.
Strengths[edit | edit source]
- Learns Pilfer
- Learns Double & Triple Techs
- Strong early game character
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
- Unavailable for a large portion of the game
Tech Skills[edit | edit source]
- Pilfer - 3 Stars
- RedPin - 15 Stars
- HotShot - To obtain the 'HotShot' tech, finish the events at Chronopolis. Kid will be at Hermit's Hideaway Another World at this point, but is unconscious. Use the Chrono Cross or Mastermune to enter her past. In the first room of this place will be a large machine by a burning clock. Pressing buttons near its front gives off a 'ding' sound. Press L2, Triangle, R2, and Triangle to get it.
- DoubleTake (Dual Tech) - Pilfer & Snatch (Mel)
- Z-Slash (Triple Tech) - RedPin & FlyingArrow (Serge) & DashSlash (Sprigg transformed into Slash).
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Kid as she appears in the Menu.
Alternate portrait of Kid (frowning).
Young Kid's portrait.
Kid's portrait in Japanese demos.
Kid at Cape Howl.
Kid and Lucca, drawn by one of the orphans.
Kid's battle pose.
Chibi version from Parallel Navigator.
Artwork of Kid
Kid and Harle, by Nobuteru Yuuki after Chrono Cross 's completion.
Kid, by Nobuteru Yuuki after Chrono Cross 's completion.
|Doc - Pip - Riddel - Serge - Starky - Steena
|Grobyc - Guile - Harle - Luccia - Lynx - Mojo - Skelly
|Draggy - Greco - Janice - Kid - Macha - Miki - Orcha - Zappa
|Fargo - Irenes - Korcha - Leena - Marcy - Nikki - Orlha - Pierre
|Funguy - Leah - Mel - Norris - Poshul - Sneff - Viper - Zoah
|Glenn - Karsh - NeoFio - Radius - Razzly - Sprigg - Turnip - Van