Official artwork of Cyrus by Akira Toriyama.
Home Time Middle Ages
Home Area Unknown
Age Late 20s to early 30s (Deceased)
Weapon Type Sword
Magic Element None
Gender Male
Friends / Colleagues Glenn
(Best friend)

Cyrus (サイラス Sairasu?) is a character from Chrono Trigger, 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.

Cyrus was an ally and friend to Glenn. A skilled swordsman, he becomes 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. During their confrontation with Magus, Cyrus is slain and Glenn is transformed into Frog. His ghost eventually comes to haunt the Northern Ruins.


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 claims that Glenn

Glenn, and Cyrus at Zenan Bridge.

is superior to him in swordsmanship. Glenn refuses, however, claiming that he doesn't have "the nerve it takes to be a knight" and that in a real battle, his fear would take over him.

Years later, Cyrus becomes the 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 tells 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 own eyes. Glenn and Cyrus then leave the castle on their quest.

They eventually confront the Frog King in a forest similar to 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 the Denadoro Mountains, defeating Masa & Mune, and 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 tells Cyrus he cannot continue. Cyrus urges him to flee while he attempts to singlehandedly hold off the two villains. Magus tells Cyrus he should worry about himself rather than the well-being of others. Cyrus then tells Glenn to flee one more time and attacks Magus, only to be knocked back and fall to the ground Defeated, as Glenn rushes up to him, and with his last words, Cyrus tells Glenn to take care of the Queen. The fire then consumes him and he dies.

as Magus asks Glenn if he wants to try his luck, and 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 falls 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. 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 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 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.

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.


  • 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. And indeed, the tables in the mess halls of Guardia Castle, where the knights are fed, in both Present and the Middle Ages, 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.
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