||Late Zelbess's Sister
Irenes (イレーネス Irēnesu?) is a mermaid Demi-human in Chrono Cross whose sister is Zelbess, the mermaid who married Fargo.
"It ist instinct tö despise ötter species. And ä necessity to preserve öne's öwn kind. Yoü säy it ist ä fäct öf life... Büt I t'ink nöt!"
A staunch supporter of the establishment of Marbule, she lamented the exodus of the Demi-humans to the S.S. Zelbess, and long tried to convince Fargo to allow the Song of Marbule to be played. She often criticized Fargo and reprimanded him in person; she accused him of only remembering what he pleased, choosing to forget Zelbess's dream of humans and Demi-humans living together. The plight of Marbule took a toll on her personally as well; she often cried at night in the empty settlement. Nonetheless, she never relented in her effort to have the town restored. Her dream came true after meeting Serge, who was able to convince the Sage of Marbule to teach Nikki the song. Irenes then struggled to find someone who could snap Fargo into taking the S.S Zelbess to Marbule, where the song would be played. She accompanied Serge on his journeys, feeling obligated for involving him in the restoration of Marbule. Eventually, her dream was realized when Fargo from Another World personally drove the ship to Marbule. Irenes excitedly watched the town rebuild and forgave Fargo as he came to grips with reality.
How to Join
Speak to Toma in Marbule (Home World) and then spend the night. After defeating the sage on the S.S. Zelbess, Irenes will join the party in Nikki's dressing room.
- High Magic Power
- Large Element Grid
- Low HP & Physical Defense
- Irenes' name is likely a variation on the common female name "Irene", which comes from the Greek word eirēnē (peace). This is fitting with her goal of restoring peace between humans and Demi-humans.
- Irenes is also an anagram of "sirene", which is French for "mermaid" and can also refer to sirens. Sirens are mythological creatures known for their singing and are associated with mermaids.