Beat Lavos after you see Schala use her pendant to open up the door,
but before you power up Marle's pendant. This will be a slide show,
with comments from Lucca and Marle about all the men in the game.
At the end, Crono actually talks!
Bad Ending (If Lavos beats you)
It is not a true ending, but..
If you lose the fight agains Lavos, you see Lavos coming out of the
earth, the command center in the future collapses.
The best way to see all the endings is to complete the entire game and get
the first ending. Take your time so that you can build your levels up for
all the characters. It's not about how quick you can beat the game, it's the
enjoyment of playing it all the way through.
Once you get Ayla, try doing Charm on all the enemies. There are a number
that have magic, speed, or power tabs. Many of these will reappear if you
leave and come back. That is an easy way to increase your stats.
Once you have beaten the game, you can start a "New Game Plus", which will
start the game over with whatever levels, equipment, and items you ended up
with. This means you will be able to breeze through the game the next time
around. The first ending you should be able to get during this second time
through is Ending 3, the Dream Team ending. Save just before you go into
the back of the Millenial Fair, then hop on the right transport. After you
beat Lavos, restart the game, starting from where you last saved. Then
continue through the game until the next ending. You should be able to get
all the remaining endings during this second time through the game. If you
feel lucky, beat Lavos at the Ocean Palace and get Ending 3 the second way.
Once Crono is gone, and you get out of the Blackbird and Epoch, and meet
with Magus, you can then beat Lavos again to get Ending 2.
Often, it really doesn't matter how you get to Lavos. If you use Epoch,
there is a flight scene where you crash into Lavos. If you use the bucket,
you first fight the Lavos Spawn shaped monster. Once you beat this monster,
it stays beaten. If you leave at this point and come back later, it will
just be a shell.
The endings can be slightly different, depending on if you crash into Lavos
with Epoch, or if you get to him via the Black Omen or the bucket at the
End of Time. Sometimes, the endings are radically different (e.g., you will
see Frog or Glenn, depending on whether you killed Magus or not).
If you want to be able to see any of the endings whenever you want, you
will have to set aside an entire memory block. There are 12 endings, each
one would require one block. You also need one for the System File. There
is room for 15 blocks on a memory card, which means you only have two
blocks to work with for saving during the game. One of those you probably
want to use just before you meet Magus at the Northern Cape.
The endings are slightly different if you fight Magus or if you let him
join you, so you probably want to save just before you meet him so see all
the variations. Another variation depends on whether you save Lucca's
mother, so you might want to save Fiona's side quest until the end, so you
can see the two endings without having to redo too much of the game. So,
that's endings 1 through 12 in slots 1 through 12, the save before meeting
Magus in slot 13, and a save before Fiona's quest in 14. Finally, the
system file goes into slot 15. Now you can see any ending you want within a
half hour after you beat Lavos.
Tips on How to Beat Lavos:
There are plenty of ways to beat Lavos. You should experiment with the
characters you have and how hard they hit with their double combos. Much
depends on the magic level of your characters. Everytime I get a Magic Tab,
I usually feed it to Lucca. She is the best offensive magic user: her Flare
is very powerful. Marle, on the other hand, is pretty useless, IMHO. Her
cure spells don't really do that well, and they are mostly single spells.
Frog and Robo, on the other hand, have better multiple character cures. I
have found that the best team is Lucca and Frog, who can do Frog Flare, and
Robo, who can either do Uzzi Punch or Heal Beam, depending on everybody's
Start by doing your strongest spells that attach all the enemies. Your
goal, of course, it to finish off the right bit. However, as long as the
center character is alive, the right bit has high defense. As soon as the
center character is killed off, concentrate on the right bit with your
hardest attacks. Usually, those are single enemy attacks, but can be
multiple instead. For me, Frog Flare was stronger than any single spell, so
I tended to use that all the time. The third character healed when
necessary, and attacked otherwise.
When the center character is gone, concentrate all your efforts in doing as
much damage as possible to the right bit. After the center character is
resurrected, you still have a couple of turns to beat up the right bit
before the defense gets restored. Take adavantage of every chance you get.
Even if one of your characters are somewhat low, keep hitting the right
bit. If needed, use a MegaElixer to restore everybody's HP and MP at the
same time. Remember, you have saved your game before you started, and you
will restart the game using that save. That means no matter how many items
you use to beat Lavos, they will all be there when you restart the game.