Nikki (スラッシュ , Surasshu?) is the rocking bard lead man of the Magical Dreamers music group in Chrono Cross. He is also the son of Fargo and Zelbess, the nephew of Irenes, and the older brother of Marcy, one of the Four Devas.
Nikki is shown to be ambitious because of his ambition to become a rock star and eventually created a musical group called Magical Dreamers along with Miki after being complimented by Lucca about their rock music.
In battles, Nikki's uses his signature electric guitar known as the Pick as his main weapon of choice and he can strike the opponent's head with his electric guitar using the GrandFinale skill. He can use magic abilities by playing his electric guitar is similar to the Bard job but with offensive capabilities. Unlike Marcy who inherits both Fargo's temperament and his fierceness in battles, Nikki inherits both magical and musical prowess from his mermaid mother Zelbess and his mermaid aunt Irenes.
Upon his family after years of separation, Nikki continued his search for his father Fargo and his younger sister Marcy who now became one of the four Devas as he remembered them both. Despite joining into Serge's party, Nikki eventually found them as his sister Marcy does not acknowledge him as her older brother upon meeting each other at the Viper Manor and Nikki easily noticed his sister's resemblance to their mother Zelbess and recognizes her as his younger sister and had a special conversation moment with his father Fargo who mistook his two children were dead much to Nikki's shock, not knowing that he and Marcy were alive at this time. He is also unaware that he has a mermaid aunt named Irenes which she was seen at Home World in S.S. Zelbess.
After Serge regained his old body, Nikki happily befriends his dimensional counterpart to learn his ultimate attack LimeLight during their jam sessions in playing the songs of Marbule.
Nikki is the son of Fargo and Zelbess. Born to the happy couple, he enjoyed relatively peaceful infancy at their home. However, disaster struck around 1011 A.D., when the falling out between Viper and Fargo occurred and caused the death of his mother and his own separation from the family. While out on his own, Nikki developed the ambition to become a rock star to express his ideas and dreams. His former suffering and current situation as a boy forced to find his own way in life contributed to his credibility and skill in crafting emotive, meaningful music. He eventually met Miki, and together they created their colorful act. At first, no one accepted their look or music, as Nikki wore radical makeup and clothes and tried to convey deep messages in his music. The group could not break the top 100 and nearly quit; however, Lucca stopped by their trailer one day and told Nikki that she admired their music, for it sang the song of the "Magical Dreams." Nikki retitled the group after this compliment, renaming it the Magical Dreamers, and unabashedly pressed on in establishing himself in the music world. He soon became popular and renowned and achieved sex symbol status. However, he continued to stress deep messages in his music. He also continued to look for his father and little sister, whom he always remembered. A particularly ardent Nikki Fan would hang around outside his dressing room on the Magical Dreamers ship.
Nikki was slated to play at the Viper Festival in 1020 A.D., but the break-in at Viper Manor canceled the proceedings. Nikki took part in the infiltration, going off on his own the day of the raid in Shadow Forest. There, he met Serge and his party, who were also traveling through the area; they forged ahead through Viper Manor's plumbing system, eventually arriving at the bottom of a well, where they stayed the night. While in the Manor, Nikki saw Marcy, but she would not accept that he was her big brother. Nikki eventually met his father Fargo as well while traveling with Serge; the two did not share any teary moments, but rather fought together proudly. Nikki ultimately lent his stinging tones to the battle against the Time Devourer.
How to Join
After going through Fossil Valley (Another World), watch the scene in Termina regarding the statue polisher. After this, you'll need a guide to infiltrate Viper Manor. Go down to the docks and onto the large green ship. Talk to Nikki's manager and his co-star Miki will want you to help find him in Shadow Forest. Go there and head inside; three screens in, save him from some Cassowaries and he'll join in a cave there. Guile and Pierre CANNOT join if Nikki does, however in new game+ Nikki can join the party with both Guile and Pierre.
As a rock star, Nikki wears flamboyant clothing and scarves, as does Nikki Sixx, and his name in English no doubt stems from this. Additionally, his Japanese name, Surasshu or Slash, may be a reference to Slash from Chrono Trigger, or the guitarist, Slash, from Guns N' Roses. The latter is more likely since the Japanese name for the character Slash, is Soysau (Soysauce).