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Lavos (ラヴォス Ravosu?) is the final boss of Chrono Trigger, an alien parasite which crash-landed in the year 65,000,000 BC, in which it was named "Lavos" by Ayla, a word she made up from the root words "La" meaning "fire" and "Vos" "big" in the Iokan language. Lavos serves as the main antagonist of Chrono Trigger.


Lavos came to Earth with the intention of draining its energy so that it could produce genetically enhanced spawn, which would then continue the cycle on other planets. In the North American version of the game, it is claimed once in the series that Lavos directly influenced all technology and life on the planet, evolving the planet's life forms to cultivate it, and make itself stronger.[1] However, the line is absent in the Japanese version.[2] Despite it originally just being in translation, in Chrono Cross it appears this actually is the case as a large portion of the game involves many layers of timeline events being controlled which all end at Lavos. In the original timeline, Lavos slept for tens of millions of years, gaining power until 1999 AD. He was summoned in 12000 BC by Queen Zeal and the Mammon Machine. He emerged from the Earth in 1999 AD and put the world into an apocalyptic state. However, because of the interference of many of the characters, he was summoned at two other points in time of 12000 BC and 600 AD. While traveling in the year of 2300 AD, Crono, Marle, and Lucca see a video of the Day of Lavos which occurred in 1999 AD and decide to prevent it somehow. Magus is also after Lavos for destroying his home era in the year 12000 BC.

Lavos has three different forms. The first form is the outer shell, which resembles the Peluda, a mythical beast in French mythology. The second form consists of a large humanoid form with two arms. The third and final form is Lavos Core, consisting of three parts: a humanoid center, and two floating 'bits'. Apparently, the absolute core of Lavos is one of these bits, since it can revive its other parts and destroying it defeats Lavos.

While the natural dreamstone is a substance responsible for the first evolution of human beings from animal apes to sentient creatures, it is revealed in Chrono Cross that Lavos is responsible for the creation and advancement of the actual modern human species. Upon impact, a splinter of Lavos's shell broke off. This becomes the focal point of Chrono Cross, the Frozen Flame. Lavos is also the final boss in Chrono Cross, except in the form of the Time Devourer, the result of the defeated Lavos assimilating Schala in the darkness beyond time. Using the eponymous Chrono Cross, Serge successfully separated Schala from Lavos and destroyed the parasite once and for all.

Boss Battles

See: Lavos/Boss Battles


Animated In-Game Sprites



Musical Themes

Music Title Music Track
Lavos's Theme (loop)
Lavos's Theme
World Revolution
The Final Battle

Sound Effect

Music Title Music Track
Lavos' Scream

See also


  1. ^ As Magus puts it, "We were created only to be harvested. All people... and all living things..."
  2. ^ Chrono Compendium

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