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Azala is a character in Chrono Trigger, first encountered in Prehistory in the Reptite Lair. She is the Queen of the Reptites, residing in the Tyranno Lair and possessing unique telekinetic abilities no other Reptites are shown to be able to use. While unclear in the original SNES version of the game, Azala's gender is confirmed to be female in Chrono Trigger (DS). She commands Nizbel, Nizbel II, and Black Tyranno.

"Soon, stones of fire will rain down. Flames shall scorch the land. The burned out plains will slowly freeze, ushering in a long, cruel ice age."
— Azala

Appearance[]

Azala appears much like other Reptites, with a squat physique, sharp talons, a vaulted cranium, and a tail. Rather than the standard tan or blue tunics worn by her subjects, Azala instead sports reptile-skull pauldrons, a metal breastplate, and a large pink cape, the color of which being the only conventionally-feminine element of her design. Her eyes are yellow with vertical pupils that encroach both the upper and lower lids, and she has markings resembling dark green liver spots at the peak of her skull.

Biography[]

Searching for a sample of Dreamstone to repair the Masamune, Crono travels far into the past. Upon entering that time period, his group is swarmed by Reptite soldiers. Ayla, chieftess of Ioka, rescues him and invites him to a feast in the village Meeting Grounds. That night, after beating Ayla in an alcohol-chugging contest and winning her piece of Dreamstone, Reptites sack the village and steal the ruby rock. Seizing the opportunity to avenge his jealousy for the affection Ayla shows Crono, Kino steals Lucca's Gate Key, preventing them from returning to their own time period. Hiding in the Forest Maze with the object, the Reptite invaders steal the key from Kino and bring it to their Queen. Once Crono locates the device and its new holder, she sends her trusted henchmen Nizbel on him, believing she will gain an immeasurable advantage against the "hairless apes" of Ioka from the device.

Ending up in Prehistory after Magus feels the Black Wind and opens a Gate for Lavos to enter the Middle Ages, Crono learns that Laruba is in ruins and agrees to assist Ayla with avenging the tribe, out of sheer philanthropy if nothing else. Traveling through the Tyranno Lair, Crono and friends run into Nizbel II, who mentions Azala's in the back, letting them pass, but then attacks them last second. After Nizbel II is defeated, Chrono finds Azala in Tyranno Lair, sitting on a throne of dinosaur bone, gloating. Crono then follows her out the back of the throne room, until he finds her with the Black Tyranno, who she sics on the party. Defeated and near death, she states that the red star was seen in the sky (Lavos) will fall down and wipe the dinosaurs out. Following the cataclysm, the Earth will grow cold. Ayla offers to rescue her, but she declines and tells them to look after the planet. She is later killed when Lavos lands on the Tyranno Lair.

Boss Battle Strategy[]

Azala casts powerful Magic Techs in this battle and her mere presence on the field increases the Defense of Black Tyranno to a near-invulnerable height. After charming the Magic Capsule she carries, destroys her immediately with physical strikes, or dual-techs involving Ayla. In addition to this, Ayla's single techs, Cat Attack and Boulder Toss are incredibly useful in slaying her. Once she is defeated, spend several turns healing any wounds the party members have using Robo's Heal Beam, Marle's Cure, or the dual tech Slurp Kiss, which includes Ayla and Frog. The latter is most advisable, as it heals all party members for large portions. During this time, Black Tyranno bides his energy, preparing for a lethal attack. Strike it with Light-element Techs such as Lightning, then use strong physical techs thereafter. Black Tyranno will inevitably breathe columns of fire on the party, causing massive damage. Do not stop attacking. Designate one character to heal, while keeping the heaviest hitters engaged in strong physical techs or dual techs. Ayla's Boulder Toss cannot harm Black Tyranno - due to its massive weight, she cannot lift it, rendering the attack pointless. If a dual tech including Boulder Toss is performed and the other caster is knocked out before the tech is performed, she will be forced to use Boulder Toss, which does not affect the creature, and thus wastes a valuable turn.

Lavos Form[]

When the players fight Lavos, it will have the same strength as the bosses you have faced in the past. One of them is Azala (and Black Tyranno).

Chrono Cross[]

In the Lavos-less Reptite Dimension, Azala probably leads the Reptites to victory over the humans, ultimately resulting in the Dragonian race evolving into existence.

Name Etymology[]

Azala may be a portmanteau of "A" and "Zilla". Reminiscent phonetically of Azriel, the Reptite Queen could be named after the Angel of Death who bears that name.

Gallery[]

Chrono Trigger Bosses
Prehistory Nizbel · Nizbel II · Azala · Black Tyranno
Antiquity Golem · Mud Imp · Red Mudbeast · Blue Mudbeast · Giga Gaia · Dalton · Lavos · Golem Overlord · King Dalton
Middle Ages Yakra · Ozzie · Zombor · Masa & Mune · Flea? · Flea · Slash (Unarmed, Sword) · Magus · Melphyx (Core, Upper Body, Lower Body) · Diva Flea · Super Slash · Ozzie the Great · Rust Tyranno
Present Dragon Tank · Heckran · Yakra XIII
Future Guardian (Pod) · Krawlie · R-Series · Lavos Spawn · Mother Brain · Son of the Sun
Apocalypse Lavos
Black Omen Mega Mutant · Giga Mutant · Tera Mutant · Elder Lavos Spawn · Queen Zeal · Mammon Machine
Bosses in the DS Goldhammer · Nu Guardian · Nu Master · Archaeofang (Elder) · Archaeofang (Younger) · Master-at-Arms · Bladesman · Once-King Dalton · Steel Shade · Alabaster Shade · Crimson Shade · Eggsterminator · Dream Devourer
Characters
Playable characters
Crono · Marle · Lucca · Frog · Robo · Ayla · Magus
Non-playable characters
Lavos · Doan · Old Man · Spekkio · Cyrus · Masa & Mune · Doreen · Melchior · Alfador · Belthasar · Queen Zeal · Schala ·

Queen Leene |King Guardia XXI · King Guardia XXXIII · Chancellor · Master of Kitchens · Commander · Fiona · Ozzie · Flea · Slash · Ozzie VIII · Toma Levine · Azala · Marco · Fritz · Elaine · Dalton · Queen Aliza · Toma XIII · Johnny

Time Eras and locations
65 000 000 B.C.
Mystic Mountains · Forest Maze · Ioka Village (Trading Hut) · Laruba Ruins · Dactyl Nest · Reptite Lair · Hunting Grounds · Tyranno Lair · Sun Temple
12000 B.C.
Zeal · Enhasa · Kajar · Blackbird · Zeal Palace · Algetty · Mountain of Woe · Ocean Palace · Black Omen · Sun Shrine · Sun Temple · Last Village · Last Village Commons · North Cape · North Palace · Land Bridge · Skyway
600 A.D.
Truce Canyon · Truce · Guardia Forest · Guardia Castle · Zenan Bridge · Manolia Cathedral · Dorino · Cursed Woods · Fiona's Villa · Denadoro Mountains · Porre · Choras · Elder's House · Sun Temple
1000 A.D.
Leene Square · Lucca's House · Guardia Forest · Guardia Castle · Zenan Bridge · Porre · Truce · Medina Village · Forest Ruins · Heckran Cave · Melchior's Cabin · Choras · Crono's House · Mayor's Manor · Sun Temple · Fiona's Forest · Fiona's Shrine
1999 A.D.
Arris Dome
2300 A.D.
Arris Dome · Proto Dome · Site 16 · Site 32 · Keeper's Dome ·

Trann Dome · Bangor Dome · Geno Dome · Derelict Factory · Sun Shrine · Sun Temple · Death Peak

End of Time
Arena of the Ages
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