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"I don't exist-eth? But what difference is there between reality and a dream if thou cannot tell-eth it is a dream? I think-eth, therefore I am-eth! I might be-eth part of some person's dream, but so long as I can think-eth, I exist-eth!"
— Turnip

Turnip (カブ夫 Kabuo?) is a character in Chrono Cross. He is the sword-bearing, living turnip that is dug up by Poshul in Home World after cooling the ground in Another World with the Water Dragon's Ice Breath or the Ice Gun item at Hermit's Hideaway.





Turnip is an enigmatic dream being that found life in the soil of Hermit's Hideaway. Grown in a dimensional weak spot, his growth was disrupted when Lynx set fire to the Hermit's Hideaway of Another World. Later on, Serge cooled the ground there, giving Turnip suitable conditions for growth once more. He was then dug up by Poshul and immediately sprang to the party's aid as thanks for being taken out of the soil. While accompanying Serge, he pondered his existence. While in Viper Manor, he came upon a sleeping member of the Acacia Dragoons. He immediately exclaimed that in his dreams, he lived the life of this man. This led him to wonder whether he would disappear once the man woke up; he later concluded while facing the Frozen Flame that as long as he thought, he existed. He later ruminated that perhaps he lived in a dream world when not in the flesh.

Turnip's nature and words bring to mind two philosophies on life. That he dreams of the soldier and the soldier dreams of him is a take on Zhuangzi's famous chapter in his book that described an experience in which he dreamt of being a butterfly and afterward wondered if his life were simply the butterfly dreaming of him. Doreen makes a similar analogy in Chrono Trigger. Secondly, Turnip evokes the famous statement of Rene Descartes by noting that as long as he thinks, he exists. Descartes similarly used the phrase Cogito ergo sum in his work, though he was not the first to identify the phrase in the history of philosophy.



Use either the Ice Gun or Ice Breath on the dark patch of ground in Hermit's Hideaway (Another World). With Poshul in your party, go to that same patch of ground in Hermit's Hideaway (Home World) and she'll dig up Turnip.

Tech Skills[]



  • Good Strength
  • Learns Double Tech


  • Small Element Grid
  • Generally Low Stats


Turnip is a white vegetable with a leafy sprout. while this character strongly resembles such vegetables.


  • Turnip carries a sword and even speaks in a similar manner to Frog. He is also similar in size and is even a soldier. (he is the dream of a soldier and a shared element of his personality)
  • His philosophies and analogies about dreams reflect the mindset of Doreen in Enhasa.



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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