As previously noted in an earlier article, Chrono Trigger is littered with religious subtext and in my research for Magi I was reminded about another series of games that referred to Magi or The Three Wise Men, Chrono Trigger. However, in the game instead of referring to them as The Three Wise Men they are referred to as the Guru’s of Zeal, a fallen kingdom you were able to visit in the game in the Antiquity Era. You meet them in various parts of the game but the names are a total giveaway to who they are supposed to be. Belthasar, Gaspar, and Melchior, although not named in the bible are referred to as the three wise men from afar that gave the gift to a baby Jesus and were first to acknowledge him as a King.
2 Peter 3:7 – By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. (NIV)
Chrono Trigger is a masterpiece among games created in the 16/32 bit era of video games for, originally, the Super Nintendo . It was a game produced by Square Enix and art by the legendary Akira Toriyama of Dragonball fame. The game followed the protagonists Crono, Lucca, Marle, Robo, Frog and Ayla as they have to save the day in their respective times but also in other times. In all of the adventures you have there is the one villain that you must defeat above all and it’s name is Lavos, the being that destroyed the world in 1999 AD. The game oddly enough came out in 1995.
Lavos is this frightening parasitic being that came to the planet in 65,000,000 BC to siphon off the energy of the planet. When he became strong enough he burst from out of the surface of the earth and destroyed everything in his wake. When our time travelling heroes found what Lavos has done they decided to stop it before it gains the strength to destroy the world as they know it. Seeing all the fire and brimstone reminds me of scripture. Continue reading “The Day of Lavos – 2 Peter 3:7”→