Duos a little new to the whole time travel thing, but the others are all aware of the possibility of the entity. Part of the reason that Magus is able to open gates now, may simply be due to the fact that the entity allowed him too. As far as hes concerned, this the entity wants this all to happen, and he has no problem following fate as long as it coincides with his goals.
So there's a god of gates or somesuch thing? Cool.
Or maybe it is schala herself
Why would it be Schala?
I always thought that the gates were the result of Lavos, which is why they stopped working after he was defeated.
Well chrono trigger never really revealed the source of the gates merely the speculation that somebody was behind them, However Ryans comment at the top is making me think that maybe F.A.T.E. is somehow involved with this.
I never played Chrono Cross, so I don't really know what it was. All I know is that it was a super computer. I'm pretty sure there was a guide on GameFAQs all about the storyline, though.
Why do some people say Chrono Trigger and some say Chrono Cross? Is it different games or different translations from Japanese or what?
I think the periods were an accedent, a failed attempt to emphazise "FATE".
As for the names, there are TWO games.
Chrono Trigger on SNes (then remade on PSX)
Chrono Cross, the sequal on PSX
One deals with Time the other with Space.
F.A.T.E. was a super computer from Chrono Cross. Long story short, it tried to manipulate the flow of time in order to ensure its creation in the future. Though there is little to no evidence to support the fact that it has anything to do with the gates.