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"What an awfully sad light... As long as we are alive, it is impossible to avoid partings. If that is so, then perhaps it would be better if one did not meet others at all... Excuse me? No! It cannot be... Is it you...? It is you! Oh, I am so relieved. You were always by my side, and yet I never noticed..."
— Riddel

Riddel (リデル Rideru?) is the soft spoken and elegant daughter of General Viper in Chrono Cross. Riddel resides in Viper Manor, in Radical Dreamers: Nusumenai Hōseki, and is still the daughter of the Acacia Dragoons' leader.



Riddel is a very slender woman with long, wavy, deep-purple hair, she has large, strikingly dark red eyes and wears purple lipstick. She wears a white snake headpiece that ribbons around the back of her hair, it features a jagged red, blue and gold design. Around her neck she has a red beaded necklace. On her body she wears a tight, shoulder-less, mint-green gown with rounded, golden hems that feature various colourful designs along the neck, cuffs, and base of the dress.



Chrono Cross[]

Raised by General Viper since birth, and attended by a maid, Riddel grew up to be very meek and reserved. Above all else, she valued her friends and family of which were close to her. During her youth she often played with Dario and the other sons of the four Devas, including Glenn and Karsh. She was not to be left unattended, though this did not stop her from seeking out Bellflowers in Fossil Valley with Dario. As she grew older, her friendship with Dario matured into true affection, and the two entered a romantic relationship and in 1017 A.D., they were slated to marry, despite Karsh's secret admiration of her. To solidify the relationship, Dario gave Riddel his Memento Pendant, an heirloom passed down to him by his mother. These plans were tragically disrupted when Dario was killed at the Isle of the Damned. The event devastated Riddel who, after that day, made regular trips to place Bellflowers at his grave. The event also caused much public pity and mourning on her behalf by the people of Termina, who gave their condolences in respect of General Viper's magnanimous lordship. She never got over him, thinking of him each day for years after the event. The Memento Pendant was locked away by General Viper in order for it not to remind Riddel of the tragedy.

In the year 1020 A.D, while out on a trip to his grave in Termina, Riddel met Serge for the first time. Later that night, she met him again under worse circumstances; Kid took her hostage in exchange for the escape of the party. Riddel was soon released, and stayed behind as the Acacia Dragoons went to Fort Dragonia to prepare for the defence of El Nido. After Lynx switched bodies with Serge, she was seized by the invading Porre force and held prisoner for information concerning the Frozen Flame and the whereabouts of the other Dragoons. She was almost tortured and killed by Orcha before Serge broke in and saved her where she thereafter returned to the S.S. Invincible and was reunited with the rest of her family and friends. After Dario was discovered to be alive on Forbidden Island, her presence in front of him and the displaying of the Memento Pendant awoke his memories but also the evil within the Masamune, which claimed that it thirsted for Riddel's blood. Dario had to be defeated, and Riddel immediately went to his side afterwards, noting that even though they were from different dimensions, they were still the same people and loved one another. She eventually suggested to him that they rebuild Viper Manor as an orphanage and that she would watch over it with Dario.

After defeating the Time Devourer, Riddel thanked Serge for giving her more memories of Dario.

Radical Dreamers: Nusumenai Hōseki[]

The tender, frail daughter of General Viper inhabits Viper Manor in Radical Dreamers. Usually confined to her room, she generally does not receive visitors and stays in the company of her maid, Noelle. She keeps a Music Box that plays one of Lucca's favorite songs.

Radical Dreamers - Riddel

Riddel in Radical Dreamers: Nusumenai Hōseki.

When Lynx usurped her father's estate, she stayed. It is likely she chooses to remain because she was unmarried and unemployed. Before her father's death, she planned to marry Grismeld, who at that time, was still human. Lynx transforms him into a Goblin to spite him for his romantic ties to Viper's beautiful daughter. Often, she visits Radius, a Dragoon imprisoned in the Catacombs of the Manor, through a secret passageway that links to her bedroom. However, when she learns that he assisted Lynx in murdering her father, she holds a grudge against him and refuses his company, even to the point of explicitly wishing him a speedy death. When Kid, Serge, and Gil are searching for the Einlanzer to destroy the trapped ceiling in the Torture Room, they encounter Riddel, whom Kid threatens. She merely laughs and hints at the location of the mythic sword, hoping they will reap vengeance on the Demi-human that murdered her father. After this, she bids the party farewell and confesses that she wishes she could be more physically adept, like Kid, so she could assist them in their quest for the Frozen Flame.

Oddly enough, the Riddel in Radical Dreamers has major physical differences from the Riddel in Chrono Cross. Most notably, her hair is blond instead of violet and her dress is pink, with green trim, instead of blue with rainbow trim. Also, she appears more curvaceous than in Chrono Cross and posses little to no magical ability.



Riddel will automatically join the party after rescuing her from Viper Manor midway in the game.


  • Strong defensive Techs
  • Large Element Grid
  • Highest Magic Power
  • Ability to attack all enemies at once with her 3-unit Stamina attack


  • Weak physically with low HP, vulnerable to enemies that deal high physical damage
  • No offensive techs

Tech Skills[]



Riddel is an anagram of Riddle.


Chrono Cross
Chrono Cross Playable Characters
Innate White
Doc - Pip - Riddel - Serge - Starky - Steena
Innate Black
Grobyc - Guile - Harle - Luccia - Lynx - Mojo - Skelly
Innate Red
Draggy - Greco - Janice - Kid - Macha - Miki - Orcha - Zappa
Innate Blue
Fargo - Irenes - Korcha - Leena - Marcy - Nikki - Orlha - Pierre
Innate Yellow
Funguy - Leah - Mel - Norris - Poshul - Sneff - Viper - Zoah
Innate Green
Glenn - Karsh - NeoFio - Radius - Razzly - Sprigg - Turnip - Van
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