Kid (キッド Kiddo?) is a swashbuckling, gritty thief with a penchant for radical action and serves as Chrono Cross's leading heroine. In the English version, she speaks with an Australian or British Cockney accent and includes many colloquialisms, such as "bugger" and "mate", from those dialects in her speech.
She has blue eyes and messy blond hair that she wears in a sectioned ponytail. She wears a white top that reveals an extreme portion of her midriff, a red micro miniskirt fitted with a belt, and a tiny red overcoat. Brown boots and brown gloves are often included in her outfits along with bandages riding up her calves. Attached to her belt is a blue or violet scabbard for her dagger, printed with the symbol of Venus. Around her neck sits a chain of purple beads. Many speculate that this item is either a Zeal Pendant or the Astral Amulet, but this has not been unconfirmed. On her cheeks and forearms had white markings that could be warpaint.
When she is poisoned by Lynx with the Hydra venom, she is bedridden and wears a long-sleeve patient gown and is barefoot. Her main clothes can be seen hanging at Doc's patient's room behind her bed. Later on in the storyline, if you chose not to find the Hydra Humour for her, she will still be wearing the patient's gown before she rejoins the party. It is revealed that Norris was the one who gave her the cure.
She is Schala's daughter-clone sent into modern time. She was born in the year 1004 A.D. when Schala, bound to the Time Devourer, feared her mind would become increasingly consumed by hatred. She gave the baby her Pendant and sent her to the modern world; there, she was found by Lucca and subsequently adopted. Lucca soon established an orphanage and brought in other children; she also continued her scientific research, attempting to perfect the construction of Time Eggs. She gave a Time Egg prototype to Kid, and also provided her with an Astral Amulet, a wooden, magical pendant inside a purple pouch bearing the crest of Zeal. Lucca somehow discovered Kid's heritage as Schala's daughter-clone and composed a letter for her to read in the future when she would possibly know about her heritage as well. Kid developed a playful pirate accent while in Lucca's care; Lucca sought to make her a proper lady, but Kid had her own fun way of speaking. Tragedy befell the girl when, around the year of 1015 A.D., Lynx and Harle sacked the orphanage and burned it to the ground. Kid managed to survive by escaping; she was scarred by the event and swore to get revenge on Lynx. She also took up thievery, developing a nasty reputation and inspiring the urban legend of the Radical Dreamers, a fierce group of raiders.
Kid's story here becomes complicated; sometime after the year of 1015 A.D., she was probably contacted by Belthasar. Given instructions to go back in time to 1010 A.D. and save a young boy from drowning, she somehow accomplished the feat of going to Opassa Beach and traveling back through history. Her act of time traveling caused the Home World dimension to emerge and split off from the real history of the world, Another World. As a result, history was rewritten. Kid's history was slightly altered so that she met Serge after he crossed the dimensions days before she was given the instructions to time travel. She caught wind of the order given to the Acacia Dragoons by Lynx to apprehend a "Ghost-Boy" at Cape Howl; she came upon Karsh and Serge and proceeded to help Serge whip Karsh back to the manor. Her personality was revealed to Serge; she was rough, adventurous, and willful. Kid then accompanied Serge to Termina, where the two decided their best course of action would be to infiltrate Viper Manor. This plan went awry during a confrontation on the overlook; Kid took Riddel hostage with a knife to her neck to avoid capture. However, Lynx was able to poison Kid with Hydra poison in the ensuing chaos; Kid fell over the balcony with the others, landing safely below beyond the Viper Manor Bluffs. The party retreated to Guldove, where the full effect of the poison activated in Kid's body. Kid was bedridden with the poison; she gave Serge her Astral Amulet for safekeeping.
Depending on events, Serge found the Hydra Humour and gave it to her, or Norris administered some while passing through. Whatever the case, the party sojourned to Fort Dragonia to confront the Dragoons. Lynx initiated the ceremony to switch bodies with Serge; after the transformation was complete, Lynx, now with Serge's body, stabbed Kid with her own dagger, mortally wounding her though it would be revealed later he saved her in order to keep up the guise of being Serge. Lynx did not kill her, instead opting to use mind control to pit Kid against her former friends. The two attacked Hermit's Hideaway after Riddel's rescue from Porre; Fargo was able to thwart the offensive by rescuing Serge with the S.S. Invincible. Afterward, Lynx and Kid entered Chronopolis and waited for Serge to arrive. While Serge made his way through the time fortress, Lynx put Kid to sleep in preparation for the battle with Serge; after it concluded, Kid came to and was stupefied to find the Frozen Flame hovering above her. Harle cautioned her not to touch it, as she could potentially cause great destruction. Kid did experience a moment of startling lucidity at this point, relating a brief history of Chronopolis. She then collapsed, while the Frozen Flame was stolen by the Dragon God. Her mind regressed to the painful memories incurred by the orphanage fire. She was taken to Hermit's Hideaway in Another World; while Serge examined her, Masa & Mune and Doreen recognized her as being a derivative of Schala, and used their power (probably in conjunction with Kid's incomplete Time Egg) to send Serge back in time. There, Serge saved many children and comforted Kid. Back in 1020 A.D., she finally emerged from her coma.
Kid noted that she was physically fine due to the effects of Schala's pendant, which "rewinds" her personal time when she is in danger. Luccia then told Kid that she had a letter from Lucca waiting for her at her lab in Viper Manor. Kid read it, nearly tearing up; she asked the others to leave the room while she contemplated Lucca's fate. She then rejoined the party, taking a brief time out to talk to Nikki about the Magical Dreamers, whose name had been given to him by Lucca. Serge and his crew launched an assault on Terra Tower; after it fell, she spoke with the Ghost Children of Opassa Beach. There, her full history was revealed by the ghost Lucca; Kid rejected her status of being Schala's simple daughter-clone, declaring that she was her own person. She then championed Serge to go to the Darkness Beyond Time and free Schala.
Although not directly stated, it is heavily implied that with Schala finally being free, she and Kid are able to merge back into a single person once again. This first becomes apparent when Schala suddenly starts alternating between Kid's and her own manner of speaking, where she promises Serge that she will find him again no matter what. The signature at the end of an entry in her diary recalling her adventure reads Schala "Kid" Zeal, indicating that both of them have embraced the other's identity. Her appearance remains the same after they merge although she takes on a more traditionally feminine appearance. During the end credits sequence, she is shown wandering around the modern world searching for "Serge", followed by an image of her standing on a beach with a red bow in her hair. On her desk, she keeps what appears to be a wedding photo where she is seen with a man whose face is hidden.
How to Join
The first opportunity to recruit her is after the battle with Karsh, Solt and Peppor. If you agree to let her join your party, then Leena will not join. If you disagree, the next time you see her is when you first visit Termina. When you recruit Leena and bring her to Termina, Kid will get jealous and leave. Once you talk to the statue polisher, Kid will want to go to Viper Manor with you and she will join your party. Without Leena, Kid will automatically join your party once you meet her.
she then leaves your party when she is poisoned by Lynx but then joins your party after she is cured (in both scenarios).
she is permanently out of your party once Serge turns into Lynx. Once Serge is himself again, he enters Kid's past to save her from Lynx and Harle's destruction of the Radical Dreamers Headquarters. When Kid wakes up from her coma, she gladly joins your party one final time.