Taban Ashtear
Home Time Present
Home Area Truce
Family Lara (wife)
Lucca (daughter)
Banta (ancestor)
Kid (adopted daughter)
Gender Male

Taban Ashtear is an inventor and the father of Lucca in Chrono Trigger.


Taban resides in Truce with his wife Lara at Lucca's House. He helped Lucca create the Telepod that sent Marle to Middle Ages.

When Lucca was a child, Lara wanted to dust one of Taban's inventions despite him telling her to stay away from it. However, her skirt gets stuck in the machine's conveyor belt and can't pull it out. The machine then activates and the conveyor belt starts pulling Lara into the machine. Lara tells Lucca to input the password to stop the machine, but Lucca does not know it. As a result, Lara loses her legs due to Taban's invention.

Taban also creates four pieces of equipment for Lucca – Taban's Vest, Taban's Suit, Taban's Helm, and Sunglasses.

In the many endings of Chrono Trigger, Taban makes a guest appearance. During the Moonlight Parade, he can be seen sipping "Soda" on the ledge of a fountain in Leene Square. If Lara's Legs are restored, she begs him to dance with her. If not, she sits on the ledge of the fountain while he stands. Additionally, in another scene, Taban strikes the Sun Stone with a mallet to produce fireworks, while King Guardia XXXIII hangs Nadia's Bell.

Because Taban's name is an anagram of "Banta", and the two are both handymen, it is suggested that they are distant relatives.


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