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Cyrus (サイラス Sairasu?) is a character from Chrono Trigger, while he was only mentioned and shown several times throughout the chapters of The Queen Returns, Tata And The Frog, The Masamune, The Fiendlord's Keep, The Time Egg, Spirit of a Proud Night, and Ozzie's Fort.

Physical Appearance[]

When Cyrus became a Knight-Captain of Guardia, he held a similar appearance to the Commander from the Middle Ages bearing gold trimmed, black armor, and a purple cape.


Early history[]

Cyrus was a knight from the Middle Ages who befriended Glenn during their childhood. As a child, Glenn was bullied by other children of Guardia. Rescued by the appearance of his older friend Cyrus, the other children fled in fear. Cyrus explained to a sniffling Glenn that "there are times when a man must stand and face the things that trouble him", though Glenn responds saying that he cannot hurt another person. From then on, Cyrus becomes Glenn's mentor and a courageous role model.

As young adults, Cyrus attempts to persuade Glenn to join the Knights of Guardia with him, as he proclaims that Glenn is superior to him in swordsmanship. while Glenn refuses, however, claiming that he doesn't have "the nerve it takes to be a knight" and that in a real battle, his own fear would take over him.

Years later, Cyrus becomes first Knight Captain, commanding the soldiers of Guardia Castle and ensuring the King and Queen's safety. In his position, he was greatly respected by the soldiers, from whom he held complete loyalty.

Hero's Badge and the Masamune[]

Sometime later, Cyrus told the Queen and King he plans on taking back the Hero's Badge from the Frog King and that he wants to see the Masamune with his very own eyes. while he and Glenn then leave the castle on their quest. They eventually confront the Frog King in Guardia Forest and Cyrus attacks the Frog King with his special attack, "Nirvana Strike". Cyrus defeats the Frog King, earning the Hero's Badge as a reward.

Afterward, the pair climbs up the Denadoro Mountains while obtaining the Masamune. before they could leave, they are confronted by Magus and Ozzie. During the fight, Cyrus loses the Masamune. Glenn is injured in the progress and told Cyrus he cannot continue. Cyrus urges him to flee while he attempts to single-handedly hold off the two villains. while Magus told Cyrus he should worry about himself rather than the well-being of others. Cyrus then told Glenn to flee again but one more time and attacks Magus, only to be knocked back and fall to the ground defeated. When Glenn rushes up to him to check on him with his last words, Cyrus tells Glenn to take care of the Queen. The fire then consumes him while he dies.

As Magus asks Glenn if he wants to try his luck, Ozzie asks Magus if he can give Glenn a more fitting form. Magus then shoots a bolt of lightning at him, which causes Glenn to lose control of himself and then fall over the cliff, unconscious.

When he awakens, Glenn is now in the form of a Frog. The Hero's Badge floats down a river near him, and as he takes it with him. He later finds the broken hilt of the Masamune, after which he leaves the mountains.


Main article: Cyrus (Boss)

In the Hero's Grave sidequest for Frog, Cyrus' ghost haunts the Northern Ruins in the present as an invincible


Frog meets the ghost of Cyrus in the Northern Ruins.

boss. Crono and his party are unable to harm the ghost with either techs or normal attacks. Eventually, Frog recognizes the ghost as Cyrus and tries to placate him. Cyrus, however, is enraged and the party is forced to flee. Traveling back to the year 600 AD, the team clears the ruins of its resident monsters and supplies the local carpenters with tools to repair the damaged structure. With the repair work being completed, they re-enter the facility and discover Cyrus' grave. Cyrus' spirit rises out of his grave and talks briefly with Glenn, who successfully, yet emotionally, comforts his former mentor and friend with the knowledge of Magus' defeat. As Cyrus transcends into the afterlife, the Masamune experiences a massive power gain, reinstating it as Frog's ultimate weapon in the game.


  • Cyrus and his fellow knights refer to themselves as "The Knights of the Square Table," an allusion to King Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table. indeed, the tables in the mess halls of Guardia Castle, where the knights were well fed, in both Present and the Middle Ages eras, and are square. The pun only appeared in SNES versions of the game. This could also be a reference to Squaresoft, as in Final Fantasy VI, a similar substitution is also made.

Name Etymology[]

The name Cyrus means "far-sighted" or "young" in Greek and is sometimes associated with the Greek word κυριος (Kyrios), which means "lord". Several kings of Persia have this name, including Cyrus the Great who conquered Babylon. In the Old Testament of the Bible, Cyrus the Great is famous for freeing the captive Jews and allowing them to return to Israel. He was and still is largely considered as a hero.


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