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Masamune (グランドリオン "Grandleon"?) is a weapon used in Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross.

Chrono Trigger[]

In Chrono Trigger, the Masamune acts as one of Frog’s weapons, gained as an equipable item once the party travels to the Magic Cave after Frog joins the party permanently. In a flashback, Cyrus wields it to stop Magus, but fails. Masa & Mune make a reference to Cyrus being the last person to successfully scale the mountain and arrive at the resting place of the legendary blade. When used upon Magus, it can lower his defense massively to standard physical attacks. One half of the blade resides with Frog's Burrow and the other half is guarded by Masa & Mune atop Denadoro Mountains. After recovering both parts, the sword is taken to Melchior in Medina for repairs, since he was the blade's original creator. The swordsmith informs the party that Dreamstone is needed to resurrect the sword and bring it to its former glory. Traveling to Prehistory, a specimen of the precious stone is received from the chief of a small village. Once the sword is repaired, it is presented to Frog.

During the events of the activation of the Mammon Machine, it was revealed that the Ruby Knife is indeed the Masamune in the past. During a battle with the Mammon Machine, the Masamune is the only weapon that does not increase its attack nor defense once struck, but instead absorbs it for healing purposes. Equipping the Masamune along with the Hero's Badge greatly increases the blade's critical hit ratio.

After Dalton modifies the Epoch, the sword can be upgraded in the Hero's Grave, as part of a sidequest. If Magus is present, he will shield himself with his cape as the newly upgraded Masamune shines powerfully in mid-air.

See also: Masamune (Upgraded)

The Fall of Guardia[]

In the year 1005 AD., Porre attacked Guardia under the command of Dalton. The Masamune was corrupted by unknown means during the fighting and vanished.

Chrono Cross[]

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Chrono Cross Masamune

In Chrono Cross, the Masamune is a blade of pure evil. It drives those who wield it insane for as long as they hold it. Radius came into contact with the sword when he and Garai went to the Divine Dragon Falls. There, inside the cave atop the falls, they found the Masamune. As they were leaving, the madness inside the sword got to Radius and caused him to kill Garai. Dario also has a significant connection to the blade. One day Dario and Karsh went to the Isle Of The Damned in search of the Masamune. When they found it, an overjoyed Dario grabbed the sword without considering the consequences and is driven to attack Karsh. Karsh is forced to kill Dario in self-defense. Lynx shows up not too long afterward and convinces Karsh to tell everyone demons killed Dario. This lie later comes back to haunt Karsh. By going to the Forbidden Island in the Home World, you can find a version of Dario who survived Karsh's attack, but in return has lost his memories. Putting Riddel in your party and talking to him will initiate the Masamune to appear and convince him to slay the team. Karsh and Glenn are the only other characters to have phrases unique to the situation.

Defeating Dario grants the player ownership of the most powerful weapon in Chrono Cross: the Mastermune.

The sword also acts as a plot device in Chrono Cross, blocking the team's way into the Dead Sea and forcing them to fight a former ally in the Isle Of The Damned.

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Chrono Trigger Weapons
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Bows (Marle) Bronze Bowgun · Iron Bowgun · Silver Bow · Bandit's Bow · Shaman's Bow · Dreamstone Bow · Comet Bow · Sonic Bow · Siren's Kiss · Stardust Bow · Valkyrie Bow · Venus Bow
Guns (Lucca) Airgun · Pea Shooter · Pocket Blaster · Plasma Gun · Ruby Gun · Dreamstone Gun · Megablaster · Shockwave · Turboshot · Wondershot · Spellslinger
Mechanical Arms (Robo) Tin Arm · Hammer Arm · Mirage Hand · Stone Arm · Death Claw · Magma Hand · Megaton Arm · Heavy Hand · Kaiser Arm · Gigaton Arm · Teraton Arm · Dragon Arm · Crisis Arm · Apocalypse Arm
Swords (Frog) Bronze Sword · Iron Sword · Masamune · Radiant Blade · Smiter's Blade · Rune Blade · Demonslayer · Brave Sword · Dinoblade · Masamune (Upgraded)
Fists (Ayla) Fist (Level 1) · Fist (Level 24) · Fist (Level 48) · Iron Fist · Bronze Fist
Scythes (Magus) Moonfall Scythe · Headman's Scythe · Hadean Scythe · Judgment Scythe · Doom Scythe · Dreamreaper
Unequippable Broken Blade · Broken Hilt · Masamune (Unequippable)
Chrono Cross Weapons
Swallows Sea Swallow · Copper Swallow · Steel Swallow · Silver Swallow · Stone Swallow · Mastermune · Spectra Swallow
Swords Bone Sword · Bronze Sword · Hero's Blade · Steel Sword · Silver Sword · Stone Sword · Einlanzer · Viper's Venom · Slasher · Spectral Sword · Einlanzer (Upgraded)
Daggers Ivory Dagger · Bronze Dagger · Iron Dagger · Mythril Dagger · Denadorite Dagger · Prism Dagger
Gloves Bone Glove · Bronze Glove · Iron Glove · Mythril Glove · Granite Glove · Spectral Glove
Axes Bone Axe · Bronze Axe · Iron Axe · Silver Axe · Great Hammer · Stone Axe · Master Hammer · Rainbow Axe
Staves Silver Staff · Stone Staff · Spectral Staff
Shots Bronze Shot · Steel Shot · Silver Shot · Stone Shot · Private Deck · Pack of Lies · Prism Pellets
Utensils Spatula Ca20 · Besom Cu29 · Ladle Fe26 · Frypan Ag47 · Saucepan Si02 · Crystalpan C6
Guns Ferrous Gun · Argent Gun · Denadorite Gun · Shockwave Gun · Plasma Gun · Spectral Gun
Lures Iron Lure · Mythril Lure · Stone Lure · Prism Lure
Boomerangs Steelerang · Silverang · Rockerang · Prismarang
Rods Porcelain Rod · Brass Rod · Iron Rod · Mythril Rod · Denadorite Rod · Floral Rod · Rainbow Rod
Picks Porcelain Pick · Brass Pick · Iron Pick · Mythril Pick · Pebble Pick · Prism Pick
Carrots Carrot (Weapon) · Beta Carotene
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