Heckran is a boss in Chrono Trigger. First appearing in Heckran Cave during the Present, Heckran are giant, blue-skinned creatures with large claws and teeth. Only Magic-based Techs harm it. A Heckran can be seen on the US cover box art fighting Crono, Marle, and Frog. In Radical Dreamers: Nusumenai Hōseki, the Goblin guards in Viper Manor mention a Heckran infestation in the Kitchenette to lure Kid out of a pile of gold coins, in which she had been hiding.
Heckran possess strong magical techs. While battling the Heckran in Heckran Cave, it says, "Go ahead! Try and attack!" and refrains from attacking the party members. During this period, if the player attacks the Heckran, it counters with Water II, which deals large amounts of damage. Alternative turns between attacking and healing ensure that the powerful counter does not knock-out them out. After a brief period, a caption saying, "brief counterattack break" appears, signaling the end of this counter-attack phase of the battle. At this time, it is advised to unleash the party's most powerful techs.
When the player fights Lavos, it mimics that stats and techs of bosses they previously fought. One of them is Heckran.
|Chrono Trigger Bosses|
|Prehistory||Nizbel | Nizbel II | Azala | Black Tyranno|
|Antiquity||Golem | Mud Imp | Red Mudbeast | Blue Mudbeast | Giga Gaia | Dalton | Lavos | Golem Overlord | King Dalton|
|Middle Ages||Yakra | Ozzie | Zombor | Masa & Mune | Flea? | Flea | Slash (Unarmed, Sword) | Magus | Melphyx (Core, Upper Body, Lower Body) | Diva Flea | Super Slash | Ozzie the Great | Rust Tyranno|
|Present||Dragon Tank | Heckran | Yakra XIII|
|Future||Guardian (Pod) | Krawlie | R-Series | Lavos Spawn | Mother Brain | Son of the Sun|
|Black Omen||Mega Mutant (Upper Body, Lower Body) | Giga Mutant (Upper Body, Lower Body) | Tera Mutant (Upper Body, Lower Body) | Elder Lavos Spawn | Queen Zeal | Mammon Machine|
|Bosses in the DS||Goldhammer | Nu Guardian | Nu Master | Archaeofang (Elder) | Archaeofang (Younger) | Master-at-Arms | Bladesman | Once-King Dalton | Steel Shade | Alabaster Shade | Crimson Shade | Eggsterminator | Dream Devourer|