|Career||Fisherman & Ferryman|
- "I getCHA... I understand it now! All living things are really connected in their hearts! There's nothing to worry about."
- — Korcha
Korcha (コルチャ , Korcha?) is a character in Chrono Cross. He is a ferryman from Guldove and is the son of Macha. As with the other citizens of Guldove, Korcha adds "CHA" to the ends of certain words. Interestingly, when he joins the party, the caption says "Korch join-CHA party!"
Story[edit | edit source]
Raised without a father, he developed a knack for making his own waves in life, and started his own ferry company while causing trouble around Termina. He was shunned by the residents there for his roughness and crude behavior. His intentions were noble, however; he wanted to see Demi-humans and Humans living in peace, and also brought medicinal grass to an ailing girl. In 1020 A.D., while sailing near the Viper Manor Bluffs, he found Kid and the others, who had jumped from Viper Manor after the confrontation with Lynx (if Guile was used to accompany Serge and Kid in their infiltration, then Korcha actually piloted them there in the first place). He took the wounded adventurers back to Guldove, where Kid was diagnosed with Hydra poison. When Serge vowed to look for the Hydra Humour, Korcha accompanied him to Termina and later formally joined the party on the condition that he be given the recovered Dragon Tear and Kid marry him after the quest ended. Kid gave him a little false hope to convince him to join. Shortly after Kid's recovery, his adopted sister, Mel, looted Kid's Elements. Korcha explains that he will take care of her and return the stolen items. Afterward, he stayed with Serge throughout his travels; eventually, he was able to help the encaged Termina mermaid free herself by giving her words of encouragement. As thanks, she gave him his level seven technique, BigCatch.
Alternatively, if Serge decided to leave Kid alone and continue on without searching for the Humour, Korcha became indignant and refused to lend his boat to Serge. Macha intervened and loaned them the boat on her own accord and eventually joined the party. Korcha remained fuming angry in his house ever after.
How to Recruit[edit | edit source]
Korcha will join the party if Serge agrees to save Kid after she is poisoned.
Strengths[edit | edit source]
- Balanced Stats
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
- Small Element Grid
- Low Magic Power
- Requires unique weapon that must be forged
- Level 7 Tech does random damage
Tech Skills[edit | edit source]
- HeadButt - 3 Stars
- Hook&Sinker - 15 Stars
- BigCatch - After Terra Tower surfaces, talk to the mermaid in the tank in Termina (Another World), and then the Mermaid in Greco's house.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The "ko" in his name might come from the Japanese word for child, 子 ko. This is further reinforced by the fact the Ma/Mama in his mother's name "Macha" ("Mamacha" in Japanese) comes from the colloquial terms for mother, "Ma/Mama".
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- It is stated in the Chrono Cross Ultimania (on the page concerning Orcha) that Macha (Korcha's mother) is the younger sister of Orcha, meaning that Orcha (as well as Belcha, by extension) would be the uncle of Korcha.
- It is also stated in the Japan-only artbook "Missing Piece" that the name of Korcha's father was "Papacha" (パパチャ?), and proceeds to speculate that he might have cut a slim figure based on the fact that Korcha is not as large framed as his mother or two uncles.
- In Missing Piece, it is said that Korcha, despite being a Guldovian, is actually terrible at fishing, which is why he makes his livelihood by being a ferryman using his boat.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Korcha as he appears in game, holding one of his Lure weapons.
|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|