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  1. Magus SQUARE-ENIX 1995 If history is to change, let it change! If the world is to be destroyed, so be it! If my fate is to be destroyed... I must simply laugh!! I'm coming, Lavos! Magus is a fictional character (EDIT by Dafydd: before I start editing this bio, I'd like to point out that this is really self-evident within this project. ), who is a playable character in Squaresoft's Chrono Trigger. In Japan, Magus is known as Maō (魔王), which translates literally to "king of demons" or "king of wizardry." It is interesting to note that he has a total of 6666 hit points as a boss, similar to the Number of the Beast. Magus, is one of, if not the most popular character in the Chrono series. He mysteriously appeared in Medina close to the Mystics (non humans). He achieved great fame among the Mystics, and later supposedly began a war against the Kingdom of Guardia(Humans). His prior history is largerly unknown to many people at that time. Some of the things that are unknown about Magus have to do with his basic identity. He has blue hair and pointy ears, and is perhaps the most powerful and adept magic user in the history of the world. However, as a child, his ears were not pointy and he showed no signs of any magical power whatsoever. While his hair was indeed blue, this is simply derived from his genetics. The pointy ears require some explanation, however. Magus' childhood was scarred and resulted to a life of darkness which did not leave Magus without a little cynicism. Magus's character as a child, Janus, is largely surly and hostile to the party, and remains fairly withdrawn even as an adult. His lines in Chrono Trigger are some of the most quoted and parodied in the RPG community. His most famous lines are revealed in an ending as being uttered shortly before the Ocean Palace Incident, in which he masqueraded as the Prophet. Some believe that Magus, Magil from Radical Dreamers, and Guile from Chrono Cross are the same character, and that they are from differing dimensions. They all have blue hair, hover along the ground rather than touching it, and use dark magic. Guile was intended to be Magus but the idea was scrapped due to plot complexities. In Radical Dreamers Serge described his face as stunningly handsome, and often wrote of his seriousness and immense power. Magil retained a quiet and collected personality that, coupled with his uncanny ability to move in and out of shadows, made him an enigma. When he spoke, his words were direct, focused, and cultured, though he was known to joke on extremely rare occasions. "Apparently a pious being such as this may roll its eyes from time to time." Sources Chrono Compendium Magus' Wiki SNES Chrono Trigger (1995) Radical Dreamers (1996)
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