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The Onimaru (鬼丸 Onimaru?, Ogre Rounder) (also known as Kali Blade in the SNES/PS version) is a weapon in Chrono Trigger and is Crono's fifteenth-level katana. It has an attack power of 150 and a base critical hit rate of 20%.

In-battle, the sword's sprite color (blue-silver-white) is shared the Silver Sword, Thunder Blade, Primeval Blade, Slasher, Slasher II and Rainbow. However, its slashing trail is a unique pale-gray jagged line formation that expands like a ripple (akin to a water splash).


It can be found at the Northern Ruins in a sealed chest in the Middle Ages. If the chest is opened in the Present, the item has upgraded into the Suzaku. After the Suzaku has been acquired, one can still travel back in time and collect the Onimaru.


Historically, Onimaru is the name of a famous Japanese katana. Regarded as a great treasure, it is also one of the "Five Swords under Heaven". Onimaru literally translates to "Ogre Rounder", with "maru" being a common suffix for Japanese male names.

Kali (short for Kalika) on the other hand, is the Hindu goddess of time, creation, power and destruction. The theme naming matches with the original SNES/PSX port name of its upgraded version, the Shiva Edge (Shiva being another Hindu deity).

Chrono Trigger Weapons
Katanas (Crono) Mop · Wooden Sword · Bronze Blade · Steel Saber · Silver Sword · Thunder Blade · Crimson Blade · Mammoth Tusk · Slasher · Primeval Blade · Zanmato · Vajra Sword · Empyrean Blade · Yaksha Blade · Swallow · Onimaru · Slasher II · Icewyrm · Suzaku · Rainbow · Dreamseeker
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)