History CharacterS / KingdomHeartsOrganizationXIII

9th May '17 4:48:42 AM creader
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[[center: [- [[Characters/KingdomHearts Main Character Index]] | [[Characters/KingdomHeartsSora Sora]] | [[Characters/KingdomHeartsDestinyIslandsTrio Riku, Kairi, and Data-Sora]] | [[Characters/KingdomHeartsDisneyCastleTrio Mickey, Donald, and Goofy]] | [[Characters/KingdomHeartsRoxasAxelAndXion Roxas, Axel, and Xion]] | [[Characters/KingdomHeartsTerraAquaAndVentus Terra, Aqua, and Ventus]] | [[Characters/KingdomHeartsAnsemAndApprentices Ansem and his Apprentices]] | [[Characters/KingdomHeartsXCharacters Kingdom Hearts X(chi) Characters]] | [[Characters/KingdomHeartsSupportingOriginals Supporting Original Characters]] | [[Characters/KingdomHeartsSupportingSquareEnix Supporting Square Enix Characters]] | [[Characters/KingdomHeartsSupportingDisney Supporting Disney Characters]] | [[Characters/KingdomHeartsXehanortsIncarnations Xehanort's Incarnations]] | [[Characters/KingdomHeartsIndependentVillains Independent Villains]] | [[Characters/KingdomHeartsEnemyCreatures Enemy Creatures]] | '''Organization XIII''' | [[Characters/KingdomHeartsDisneyVillains Disney Villains]]]]-]



1st May '17 11:42:31 PM mhj0808
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: And HOW! Upon meeting Sora and his friends the second time he stops being pleasant and gains new, surprisingly deadly fighting skills.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: And HOW! Upon meeting Sora and his friends the second time he stops being pleasant and gains new, surprisingly deadly fighting skills. It makes more sense when you remember that he ''is'' a humanoid Nobody, and after all, by default that he means he must've had a powerful will when he was human.
22nd Apr '17 10:34:04 AM Lorealie
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Or at least, when he was Ienzo. Look at [[http://kingdomhearts.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ienzo.png him;]] he's ''shorter'' than ''Ven''.

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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Or at least, when he was Ienzo. Look at [[http://kingdomhearts.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ienzo.png him;]] he's ''shorter'' than ''Ven''.''Ven'' and still considered to be one of Ansem the Wise's more noteworthy apprentices.



* CreepyChild: Ienzo's role in ''Birth by Sleep'' seems to be staring... and staring... and staring some more. Now stop and think about it the fact he was still a child when he became a Nobody.
* DeadpanSnarker: Very heavy on the deadpan.
* DeceptiveDisciple: During his time in Organization XIII.

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* CreepyChild: Ienzo's role in ''Birth by Sleep'' seems to be staring... and staring... and staring some more. Now stop and think about it the fact he was still a child when he became a Nobody.
* DeadpanSnarker: Very heavy on the deadpan.
deadpan and also quick to start needling other members like Vexen over perceived slights even if they are as minor as not giving him a proper greeting.
* DeceptiveDisciple: During his time in Organization XIII.XIII, fitting as he [[AmbiguousSituation may have been the same way as Ienzo]].



* EarlyBirdCameo: He's one of the only Organization members who is foreshadowed in the very first game, as Ienzo's influence on the experiments on darkness and people's hearts come up in the notes you collect, which also made him one of the first to have his original name revealed.



** HeelFaceTurn: He has undergone this since reforming as Ienzo.

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** * HeelFaceTurn: He has undergone this since reforming as Ienzo.



** It seems to have stuck, as he's still hanging with Aeleus when returning to life as Ienzo.



* LifeDrain

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* LifeDrainLifeDrain: One of his abilities in his boss fight in addition to stealing your attacks. Possibly a victim of it too based on the energy the Riku Replica seemed to have had around him when he killed him.



* OccultBlueEyes
* OneHitKill

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* OccultBlueEyes
OccultBlueEyes: Despite his position in the Organization his eyes are still just as blue as they were when he was Ienzo, not gold like Xigbar or Saix's changed to.
* OneHitKillOneHitKill: Again a move he can pull on you during his boss fight, which makes sense considering he trapped you in his pocket dimension first.



* ParentalAbandonment: Ienzo became Ansem's ward after the death of his parents.



* ShorterMeansSmarter: Not ''the'' shortest, but definitely among their ranks. Then he again, he ''is'' one of the younger members...

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* ShorterMeansSmarter: Not ''the'' shortest, but definitely among their ranks. Then he again, he ''is'' one of the younger members...youngest members despite also being one of the original seven to found the organization.



* TeenGenius

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* TeenGeniusTeenGenius: He's a grown up child prodigy after all.
17th Apr '17 10:07:19 PM Wingnut
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: His strategy of using the Beast's anger to control him makes him ''very'' similar to [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas Forte]].
11th Apr '17 1:04:26 PM urutapu
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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/HochuOtsuka (Japanese), James Patrick Stuart (English), Paco Vaquero (Spanish, ''II'')

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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/HochuOtsuka (Japanese), James Patrick Stuart (English), Paco Vaquero (Spanish, ''II'')(English)



-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/YosukeAkimoto (Japanese), David Dayan Fisher (English), Luis Fernando Ríos (Spanish, ''II'')

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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/YosukeAkimoto (Japanese), David Dayan Fisher (English), Luis Fernando Ríos (Spanish, ''II'')(English)



-->'''Voiced by''': Ginpei Sato (Japanese), Creator/KirkThornton (English), Rafa Romero (Spanish, ''II'')

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-->'''Voiced by''': Ginpei Sato (Japanese), Creator/KirkThornton (English), Rafa Romero (Spanish, ''II'')(English)



-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KenichiSuzumura (Japanese), Ryan O'Donohue (English), Ricardo Escobar (Spanish, ''II'')

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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KenichiSuzumura (Japanese), Ryan O'Donohue (English), Ricardo Escobar (Spanish, ''II'')(English)



-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/JojiNakata (Japanese), Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (English), Juan Antonio García Sainz de la Maza (Spanish, ''II'')\\

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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/JojiNakata (Japanese), Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (English), Juan Antonio García Sainz de la Maza (Spanish, ''II'')\\(English)\\
11th Apr '17 10:59:30 AM urutapu
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* SequentialBoss: Marluxia has two stages to the fight with him at the end of Sora's side in ''Chain of Memories''. First you fight him on foot, then he jumps into a machine and the player fights him in that.

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* SequentialBoss: Marluxia has two stages to the fight with him at the end of Sora's side in ''Chain of Memories''. First you fight him on foot, then he jumps into a machine and the player fights him in that. A third battle against a new form is added in ''Re:COM''.
11th Apr '17 10:11:19 AM jameygamer
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* SequentialBoss: Marluxia has two stages to the fight with him at the end of Sora's side in ''Chain of Memories''. First you fight him on foot, then he jumps into a machine and the player fights him in that.
29th Mar '17 5:00:13 PM GottamsReckoning
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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/HochuOtsuka (Japanese), James Patrick Stuart (English)

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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/HochuOtsuka (Japanese), James Patrick Stuart (English)(English), Paco Vaquero (Spanish, ''II'')



-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/YosukeAkimoto (Japanese), David Dayan Fisher (English)

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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/YosukeAkimoto (Japanese), David Dayan Fisher (English)(English), Luis Fernando Ríos (Spanish, ''II'')



-->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese), Vincent Corazza (English)

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-->Voiced by: -->'''Voiced by''': Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese), Vincent Corazza (English)



-->'''Voiced by''': Ginpei Sato (Japanese), Creator/KirkThornton (English)

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-->'''Voiced by''': Ginpei Sato (Japanese), Creator/KirkThornton (English)(English), Rafa Romero (Spanish, ''II'')



-->Voiced by: Creator/KenichiSuzumura (Japanese), Ryan O'Donohue (English)

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-->Voiced by: -->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KenichiSuzumura (Japanese), Ryan O'Donohue (English)(English), Ricardo Escobar (Spanish, ''II'')



-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/JojiNakata (Japanese), Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (English)\\

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-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/JojiNakata (Japanese), Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (English)\\(English), Juan Antonio García Sainz de la Maza (Spanish, ''II'')\\
28th Mar '17 6:04:26 PM LordXamwethOudeis
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* BottomlessMagazines: Averted. "R for reload!"

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* BottomlessMagazines: Averted. "R for reload!"reload!" Played straight with his [[Main/BonusBoss Data Replica]], though.
27th Mar '17 9:29:57 PM Husk
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!The Superior of the In-Between (Original Name: Xehanort [-(anagram formed from "Ansem")-])
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cutin_31226.png]]
[[caption-width-right:300:"I'm creating a brand new world, one heart at a time."]]

->"Very good. You don't miss a thing. I cannot feel... sorrow... No matter what misery befalls the worlds. No matter what you think, what you feel, or how you exist."

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/NorioWakamoto (Japanese), Creator/PaulStPeter (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI I Final Mix]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded Re:coded]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]''

The leader of Organization XIII, the Nobody of Xehanort, Ansem the Wise's first apprentice, and the BigBad of ''Kingdom Hearts II''. He does not appear in ''Chain of Memories'', but he is referred to by others as "the Superior", and showed up in the first game's ''Final Mix'' as a taste of things to come. Despite being destroyed in ''Kingdom Hearts II'', he returns in ''Dream Drop Distance'' to torment Sora about his ties to the Organization. As of ''Dream Drop Distance'', he's now a member of Master Xehanort's "True Organization XIII."
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* AGodAmI: Creator materials state his public mission to use Kingdom Hearts to bestow hearts on himself and the other members was a lie; his true intent is to absorb its power to reshape the universe.
* AllYourPowersCombined: In the first stage of his final boss sequence, he can use the weapons of various other Organization members (namely, everyone who died in ''II''). WordOfGod states that he may even have a Keyblade, as he is the Nobody of Master Xehanort's heart from Terra's body, but may have chosen simply to not use it. It was likely to keep up the appearances of the false goal of the Organization, though it also may have been due to his -- and, by extension, Terra-Xehanort's -- memory issues.
* AntiVillain: Subverted. He certainly tries to present himself as a person who simply wants to be able to experience emotions again. However, behind that sorrowful mask is a sociopath that wants control over Kingdom Hearts and the worlds beneath it. That's not even getting into what he does to Xion, nor does it account for the fact that he was preventing his underlings from attaining hearts in the first place so his alternate selves could have more potential Seekers Of Darkness at their disposal.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's the leader of the Organization, and far and away the most powerful member.
* BadBoss: ''3D'' reveals just how far he went in manipulating the Organization. Not only was he directly responsible for several of them becoming Nobodies, but he purposefully concealed from them the fact that Nobodies naturally develop a new heart over time.
** Even before ''Dream Drop Distance'', there was plenty of evidence to disqualify him for boss of the year. He's apathetic toward an unconscious Axel, he twice tried to get two of his subordinates to kill the other, threatens to punish Organization members who might fail him by transforming them into Dusks, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and he's only known to have authorized one day off a year for the Organization members.]]
* BackFromTheDead: As with Ansem, he's back in ''3D'' via the time travel powers of Young Xehanort. They fade back to their original times when Master Xehanort's scheme fails, though Xehanort claims they're still on track for the "seven vs. thirteen" showdown.
* BarrierWarrior: One of the few recurring bosses in the series to regularly block your attacks, throwing up a barrier of energy and then attacking while you're staggered. In ''3D'' he extends this into trapping Sora in a cube of energy barriers and firing laser shots at him while he's trapped.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: In his truly final fight, his attacks are structured like Sora's Limit Attacks: a series of various quick alternating close- and long-range attacks while moving around quickly, leaving very few gaps between those attacks, followed by a longer finishing move.
* BigBad: Of ''Kingdom Hearts II''.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's undoubtedly ''very'' manly, but is quite a bit more handsome than your typical EvilOverlord.
* BonusBoss: In the first ''Final Mix''.
* BoringButPractical: His ultimate weapon in ''358/2 Days'', Interdiction, is also his most simplistic in design, as it's just a red bar of light compared to the intricate blade-like shapes of his previous weapons.
* ChekhovsGunman
* TheChessmaster: Especially in ''358/2 Days''.
* ClimaxBoss: He serves as Sora's FinalBoss in ''3D'', coming after some major revelations about the heart, the Heartless and the Nobodies, while beating him signals the end of Sora's story but not the end of the game.
* CoDragons: He and Ansem occupy this position in Master Xehanort's true organization, being his left and right hand men. Also counts as DemotedToDragon.
* ColdHam: A TropeCodifier. Xemnas manages to both be stoic and hammy in equal measure. Being that he's voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto in Japanese, the hammy part is pretty unavoidable. The reason is two-folded; on the one hand, unlike the other Organization members he has few memories of his human life to tell him how to emote, so he overacts to try and hide that he feels the least of all of them. On the other hand, his human counterpart Xehanort was a LargeHam, so Xemnas inherited his personality traits in that manner without a heart to actually put any emotion into it.
** Goes full on LargeHam in his boss battle in ''Dream Drop Distance'', particularly during the phase when he's throwing buildings at you, having dropped all pretense of being emotionless now that it's revealed that he HAS had a heart all along, though not necessarily his original's. Sticks to a lesser degree post-battle, when his reaction to Lea's BigDamnHeroes elicits a subtle but clearly shocked "You!?".
* CompanionCube: Towards Aqua's discarded armor, though it was due to Master Xehanort's plans to find Ventus, as it was revealed in ''0.2''.
* CrazyPrepared: Usually, in order to effectively play [[XanatosSpeedChess Xehanort Speed Chess]].
* DanceBattler: His combo strings with his ethereal blades are long sequences involving [[SpinAttack a pirouetting flurry of slashes]], kicks, and even gravity-defying [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning airborne breakdancing]]. [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcsemo4Z231rjol30o1_250.gif And he does it all with the utmost grace.]] Essentially, Xemnas' attacks are just as much a beauty to behold as they are a symphony of pain the player had best avoid.
* DarthVaderClone:
** He's got the all-black wardrobe, red energy weapons, discarded identity and a few vaguely sympathetic moments, but not the redemption. [[MayTheFarceBeWithYou It gets really weird]] if you think of Terra as Anakin and Master Xehanort as Palpatine, and all of Terra's story in ''Birth by Sleep'' to be exactly like [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith the third]] ''Star Wars'' movie.
** When he fights with dual red sabers in ''Kingdom Hearts Final Mix'' in particular, his graceful, lighting-fast fighting style and nigh-indomitability remind one of Palpatine himself during his fight with Darth Maul and Savage Opress in ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars The Clone Wars]]''.
* DeceptiveDisciple: His betrayal of Ansem the Wise was what caused him and the rest of the apprentices to turn into Nobodies in the first place.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Appears as a boss in the ''Final Mix'' version of the first game, though he remains hooded for the entire encounter, and at the time no one had any idea who it was meant to be. It wasn't until ''KHII'' was released that it was made apparent that it was him.
* EvilAllAlong: ''3D'' reveals that and confirms it, rather than being the TragicVillain as ''Kingdom Hearts II'' (and ''Birth by Sleep'') suggested. He was manipulating the Organization and by extension all of the Nobodies into believing that they were nothing more than [[JustForPun heartless]] monsters, when in reality they could have easily grown a new heart.
* EvilCounterpart: Just as Master Xehanort is one to Sora, Xemnas is one to Roxas. Both are Nobodies of shocking power, born from Keyblade Wielders. Both are dual wielders of their signature weapons. Both tend to have anger issues: Roxas was bent on revenge towards Xemnas at the end of ''Days'' and threw several tantrums in ''II'', while Xemnas is a firm believer in ThePowerOfHate. However, Roxas is also kind to his friends and loyal to them, and his anger is genuine. Xemnas is a sociopathic tyrant who sees the other Organization members as mere pawns and cares about no one save for himself.
* EvilLaugh: When he throws the mother-of-all-beam-spams at Sora and Riku, although the sound of the blasts actually makes it harder to hear. Easier to catch when he throws buildings at you in ''3D''.
** His usual monotonous drone of a laugh is replaced with a rather bombastic one, which would be OOC for him except that this is justified, as ''3D'' finally shows some of his real colors.
* EvilSorcerer: He commands the "Sorcerer Nobodies", if you needed a hint.
* EvilSoundsDeep: His voice, both in the Japanese and North American versions, is ''very'' deep, to the point where some think it simply doesn't match his {{Bishonen}} face.
* FeelsNoPain: Subverted. He is heartbroken about the failure of Kingdom Hearts but does not show any sign of sadness.
* FinalBoss: In ''Kingdom Hearts II''.
* FinalBossPreview: Two entire games in advance. How punctual of him.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Despite being the most powerful member of the Organization (and even having, on paper, a straight up unfair stat distribution[[note]]Each member has 35-40ish points in their pool. In theory all stats are weighted fairly but Attack, Magic, and Speed are more requisite than the others. Specialist characters have less points but can rely on their single high stat. Only Saïx, Axel, and Lexaeus have more points to distribute, but Lexaeus' combination of slowness AND no magic act as the most severe nerf possible, and Saïx and Axel are slightly evenly distributed but neglect Str, Mag, and Speed too much for general use. Xemnas, on the other is not only a DOUBLE specialist in Attack and Magic, but does not neglect his other stats, making him a powerhouse with no weaknesses. Tellingly, Marluxia has the same distribution but is a single point lower in most categories. Since he's the other BigBad for whom AuthorityEqualsAsskicking, this is a nice bit of GameplayAndStoryIntegration.[[/note]]) in ''358/2 Days'', his average attack speed combines with the only reduced movement speed to make him the biggest nuisance to control at a basic level.* With glide he has full movement speed in the air, however, and his airborne attacks are often much quicker and more aggressive. Practice can turn him into [[LightningBruiser a very good flying attacker]].
* GreaterScopeVillain: Of ''Chain of Memories'' and ''358/2 Days''.
* {{Jerkass}}: To a lesser degree than Xigbar, but not so much above his somebody due to being TheStoic.
** It shows in ''II'' during his encounter with Ansem the Wise when he clearly enjoys tormenting his former master, mocking him by changing his own tone to sound like his old apprentice self. It's also on cruel display in ''3D'' when Sora is suitably outraged by him withholding the fact that Nobodies could grow new hearts.
* KingMook: To the equally fearsome Sorcerer Nobodies.
* LaserBlade: His ethereal blades. In ''358/2 Days'' he has an assortment of them with several different shapes and colors, but his usual ones are Interdiction, which are straight blades of red energy.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''358/2 Days'' gives him one named "[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Xemnus]]." Besides [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rwoKm3CVik that]] theme he usually has the theme of the organization play during his scenes.
* NervesOfSteel: He's hard to faze, due to over-emoting all the time anyway. He drops the act in ''Dream Drop Distance'', but comes off as even more stoic as a result. Even when he's surprised that Sora is momentarily able to control the deep-dream he's trapped in, he merely smiles and gets ready to fight while [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Xigbar turns tail and runs]].
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: An EvilOverlord Nobody with [[LaserBlade pseudo]]-[[Franchise/StarWars lightsabers]] and Creator/NorioWakamoto's voice (in Japanese) who pilots a gigantic HumongousMecha-[[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]-ship while wearing [[TinTyrant a massive suit of Keyblade armor]].
* NotSoStoic:
** During one of the final battles with him, he has growls of rage.
** When he's finally defeated in ''II'' he angrily reaches toward Sora and Riku as he fades out of existence. In ''3D'' he looks slightly unnerved (though not to the degree Xigbar is) when a vision of the protagonists (including Terra) appears behind Sora when he's giving his speech about his connection with the true Keyblade wielders.
* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: He acts like he only wants to help his fellow Nobodies [[ExactWords gain hearts]] but ''3D'' makes it ''very'' clear that he only wants them as extra bodies for Master Xehanort's GrandTheftMe plan.
* OmnicidalManiac: Hinted several times that his objective in absorbing Kingdom Hearts' power was to reduce the universe to nothingness and then remake it completely in his image. It is later retconned that he was actually intending to do this in a roundabout way rather than a literal way by subconsciously helping complete Master Xehanort's master plan to restart the Keyblade War.
* PerpetualSmiler: It's difficult to notice beyond his usual DeathGlare, but he often is making a small smirk.
* PersonalityPowers: A StrawNihilist that has power over Nothingness.
* PhysicalGod: The scale of his powers can only be described as this. He's able to warp The World That Never Was to fit his wishes and can destroy the entire city at will.
* ThePowerOfHate: Rage and hatred are the only emotions of the heart Xemnas appears to value, believing them to be the true source of a heart's power and they're also the only emotions he seems able to express himself when he isn't being TheStoic. It's likely another carryover from the Terra side of the fusion, who took this trope to the point of UnstoppableRage against his enemies, including the other half of the fusion, Master Xehanort.
-->'''Xemnas''' (''after his second defeat''): "I need... more rage... I need more... hearts..."
-->'''Xemnas''' (''before the FinalBattle''): "Anger and hate are supreme."
* RatedMForManly: He's a very manly, imposing and powerful Nobody overlord, complete with Creator/NorioWakamoto's voice in Japanese.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: With his red ethereal blades.
* ScaryBlackMan: In certain production art.
* SequentialBoss: Turned UpToEleven. First you fight Xemnas, then you have to work through several layers of defenses on his battleship, then fight Xemnas himself again, then fight his battleship again, then fight Xemnas again, then finally fight Xemnas in his final form.
* SignatureMove: His iconic moves--[[MindOverMatter throwing]] [[UpToEleven skyscrapers]] and and [[FrickingLaserBeams making lasers]] come out of nowhere.
* TheSlowWalk: Seems to have taken a page out of [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Vergil's]] book; unless he's graciously abusing his [[TeleportSpam teleportation]] or flight abilities, Xemnas will approach with [[MenacingStroll a coolly unfazed]] ([[OminousWalk if not eerie]]) [[MenacingStroll gait]] at the speed of molasses, but when he ''finally'' makes it to his intended destination, he ''will'' do all in his power to end you.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Misspelled "Xemnus" on the ''BBS''/''Days'' soundtrack.
* StationaryBoss: During his boss battle in ''II'', Xemnas's armored form never stands from his throne, instead creating barriers and swinging his sword to knock you back and otherwise letting his {{Flying Weapon}}s do his work for him.
* TheStoic: Most of his lines are spoken in an unemotional drone.
* StrawNihilist: Though it's sort of justified, since he's a Nobody and therefore every natural force in the universe wants him to not exist.
* TinTyrant: One of [[SequentialBoss his multiple forms]] involves donning a suit of armor and attacking from his throne. It's actually Master Xehanort's Keyblade Armor, No Heart.
* ThemeNaming: His weapons in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' have names in the theme of dictatorship.
* TragicVillain: Zig-zagged and cruelly subverted as of ''0.2''.
** ''II'' implied he's incapable of seeing hearts as anything but burdens filled with negative emotions to be removed and fed into his god-maker-machine, due to not having one of his own and not having any memories from Xehanort to tell him otherwise. Connecting ''Final Mix+'' with ''Birth by Sleep'' also implies he has some of Terra's memories and is trying to reunite with Ven and Aqua.
-->'''Sora:''' [[SympathyForTheDevil "Xemnas. There's more to a heart than just anger or hate. It's full of all kinds of feelings. Don't you remember?"]] \\
'''Xemnas:''' "Unfortunately... I ''don't''."
** However, ''3D'' revealed that Terra-Xehanort regained his memories before he became a Heartless and Nobody and that Xemnas was going along with Master Xehanort's plans, implying Xemnas knew what he was supposed to do and was never misguided at all.
* {{Troll}}: He's as bad as Xigbar in that regard, if not ''worse''. He pretends to die a couple times, question's Riku's loyalty to Sora during his BossBanter, and he outright asks the heroes to do his bidding while playing the Victim-card, and then acknowledging that he was telling BlatantLies. The biggest example would probably be his multiple impassioned entreaties for a Heart to his artificial Kingdom Hearts and to the heroes, when he does not in fact give two shits about gaining a heart.
* VerbalTic: "In''deeed''..."
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Comes with the territory of a Xehanort
* WistfulAmnesia: The only part of his human life he remembers is the time he spent in Ansem the Wise's care and he wants his memories back about as much as he wants to become a "higher existence." ''Final Mix'' points that he regularly visited Aqua's lost armor in the Chamber of Repose and talked to it, calling it "friend." The truth comes out in ''0.2'' though, when it's revealed that Xehanort knew of Terra's link to Aqua and capitalized on it within Xemnas, but thankfully Terra severs the link before he's able to find anything further due to heavy FightingFromTheInside.
** Braig called his amnesia into question in the opening of ''Dream Drop Distance''.
* [[XanatosSpeedChess Xehanort Speed Chess]]: Much like his somebody, he's fantastic at this. Saïx lampshades it in one of his reports in ''358/2 Days'', about how Xemnas' plans are clearly falling apart and yet he remains so frustratingly calm and confident, as if he's still somehow in control of the situation (which he is, of course.)

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!The Superior of the In-Between (Original Name: Xehanort [-(anagram formed from "Ansem")-])
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cutin_31226.png]]
[[caption-width-right:300:"I'm creating a brand new world, one heart at a time."]]

->"Very good. You don't miss a thing. I cannot feel... sorrow... No matter what misery befalls the worlds. No matter what you think, what you feel, or how you exist."

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/NorioWakamoto (Japanese), Creator/PaulStPeter (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI I Final Mix]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded Re:coded]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]''

The leader of Organization XIII, the Nobody of Xehanort, Ansem the Wise's first apprentice, and the BigBad of ''Kingdom Hearts II''. He does not appear in ''Chain of Memories'', but he is referred to by others as "the Superior", and showed up in the first game's ''Final Mix'' as a taste of things to come. Despite being destroyed in ''Kingdom Hearts II'', he returns in ''Dream Drop Distance'' to torment Sora about his ties to the Organization. As of ''Dream Drop Distance'', he's now a member of Master Xehanort's "True Organization XIII."
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* AGodAmI: Creator materials state his public mission to use Kingdom Hearts to bestow hearts on himself and the other members was a lie; his true intent is to absorb its power to reshape the universe.
* AllYourPowersCombined: In the first stage of his final boss sequence, he can use the weapons of various other Organization members (namely, everyone who died in ''II''). WordOfGod states that he may even have a Keyblade, as he is the Nobody of Master Xehanort's heart from Terra's body, but may have chosen simply to not use it. It was likely to keep up the appearances of the false goal of the Organization, though it also may have been due to his -- and, by extension, Terra-Xehanort's -- memory issues.
* AntiVillain: Subverted. He certainly tries to present himself as a person who simply wants to be able to experience emotions again. However, behind that sorrowful mask is a sociopath that wants control over Kingdom Hearts and the worlds beneath it. That's not even getting into what he does to Xion, nor does it account for the fact that he was preventing his underlings from attaining hearts in the first place so his alternate selves could have more potential Seekers Of Darkness at their disposal.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's the leader of the Organization, and far and away the most powerful member.
* BadBoss: ''3D'' reveals just how far he went in manipulating the Organization. Not only was he directly responsible for several of them becoming Nobodies, but he purposefully concealed from them the fact that Nobodies naturally develop a new heart over time.
** Even before ''Dream Drop Distance'', there was plenty of evidence to disqualify him for boss of the year. He's apathetic toward an unconscious Axel, he twice tried to get two of his subordinates to kill the other, threatens to punish Organization members who might fail him by transforming them into Dusks, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and he's only known to have authorized one day off a year for the Organization members.]]
* BackFromTheDead: As with Ansem, he's back in ''3D'' via the time travel powers of Young Xehanort. They fade back to their original times when Master Xehanort's scheme fails, though Xehanort claims they're still on track for the "seven vs. thirteen" showdown.
* BarrierWarrior: One of the few recurring bosses in the series to regularly block your attacks, throwing up a barrier of energy and then attacking while you're staggered. In ''3D'' he extends this into trapping Sora in a cube of energy barriers and firing laser shots at him while he's trapped.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: In his truly final fight, his attacks are structured like Sora's Limit Attacks: a series of various quick alternating close- and long-range attacks while moving around quickly, leaving very few gaps between those attacks, followed by a longer finishing move.
* BigBad: Of ''Kingdom Hearts II''.
* {{Bishonen}}: He's undoubtedly ''very'' manly, but is quite a bit more handsome than your typical EvilOverlord.
* BonusBoss: In the first ''Final Mix''.
* BoringButPractical: His ultimate weapon in ''358/2 Days'', Interdiction, is also his most simplistic in design, as it's just a red bar of light compared to the intricate blade-like shapes of his previous weapons.
* ChekhovsGunman
* TheChessmaster: Especially in ''358/2 Days''.
* ClimaxBoss: He serves as Sora's FinalBoss in ''3D'', coming after some major revelations about the heart, the Heartless and the Nobodies, while beating him signals the end of Sora's story but not the end of the game.
* CoDragons: He and Ansem occupy this position in Master Xehanort's true organization, being his left and right hand men. Also counts as DemotedToDragon.
* ColdHam: A TropeCodifier. Xemnas manages to both be stoic and hammy in equal measure. Being that he's voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto in Japanese, the hammy part is pretty unavoidable. The reason is two-folded; on the one hand, unlike the other Organization members he has few memories of his human life to tell him how to emote, so he overacts to try and hide that he feels the least of all of them. On the other hand, his human counterpart Xehanort was a LargeHam, so Xemnas inherited his personality traits in that manner without a heart to actually put any emotion into it.
** Goes full on LargeHam in his boss battle in ''Dream Drop Distance'', particularly during the phase when he's throwing buildings at you, having dropped all pretense of being emotionless now that it's revealed that he HAS had a heart all along, though not necessarily his original's. Sticks to a lesser degree post-battle, when his reaction to Lea's BigDamnHeroes elicits a subtle but clearly shocked "You!?".
* CompanionCube: Towards Aqua's discarded armor, though it was due to Master Xehanort's plans to find Ventus, as it was revealed in ''0.2''.
* CrazyPrepared: Usually, in order to effectively play [[XanatosSpeedChess Xehanort Speed Chess]].
* DanceBattler: His combo strings with his ethereal blades are long sequences involving [[SpinAttack a pirouetting flurry of slashes]], kicks, and even gravity-defying [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning airborne breakdancing]]. [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcsemo4Z231rjol30o1_250.gif And he does it all with the utmost grace.]] Essentially, Xemnas' attacks are just as much a beauty to behold as they are a symphony of pain the player had best avoid.
* DarthVaderClone:
** He's got the all-black wardrobe, red energy weapons, discarded identity and a few vaguely sympathetic moments, but not the redemption. [[MayTheFarceBeWithYou It gets really weird]] if you think of Terra as Anakin and Master Xehanort as Palpatine, and all of Terra's story in ''Birth by Sleep'' to be exactly like [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith the third]] ''Star Wars'' movie.
** When he fights with dual red sabers in ''Kingdom Hearts Final Mix'' in particular, his graceful, lighting-fast fighting style and nigh-indomitability remind one of Palpatine himself during his fight with Darth Maul and Savage Opress in ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars The Clone Wars]]''.
* DeceptiveDisciple: His betrayal of Ansem the Wise was what caused him and the rest of the apprentices to turn into Nobodies in the first place.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Appears as a boss in the ''Final Mix'' version of the first game, though he remains hooded for the entire encounter, and at the time no one had any idea who it was meant to be. It wasn't until ''KHII'' was released that it was made apparent that it was him.
* EvilAllAlong: ''3D'' reveals that and confirms it, rather than being the TragicVillain as ''Kingdom Hearts II'' (and ''Birth by Sleep'') suggested. He was manipulating the Organization and by extension all of the Nobodies into believing that they were nothing more than [[JustForPun heartless]] monsters, when in reality they could have easily grown a new heart.
* EvilCounterpart: Just as Master Xehanort is one to Sora, Xemnas is one to Roxas. Both are Nobodies of shocking power, born from Keyblade Wielders. Both are dual wielders of their signature weapons. Both tend to have anger issues: Roxas was bent on revenge towards Xemnas at the end of ''Days'' and threw several tantrums in ''II'', while Xemnas is a firm believer in ThePowerOfHate. However, Roxas is also kind to his friends and loyal to them, and his anger is genuine. Xemnas is a sociopathic tyrant who sees the other Organization members as mere pawns and cares about no one save for himself.
* EvilLaugh: When he throws the mother-of-all-beam-spams at Sora and Riku, although the sound of the blasts actually makes it harder to hear. Easier to catch when he throws buildings at you in ''3D''.
** His usual monotonous drone of a laugh is replaced with a rather bombastic one, which would be OOC for him except that this is justified, as ''3D'' finally shows some of his real colors.
* EvilSorcerer: He commands the "Sorcerer Nobodies", if you needed a hint.
* EvilSoundsDeep: His voice, both in the Japanese and North American versions, is ''very'' deep, to the point where some think it simply doesn't match his {{Bishonen}} face.
* FeelsNoPain: Subverted. He is heartbroken about the failure of Kingdom Hearts but does not show any sign of sadness.
* FinalBoss: In ''Kingdom Hearts II''.
* FinalBossPreview: Two entire games in advance. How punctual of him.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Despite being the most powerful member of the Organization (and even having, on paper, a straight up unfair stat distribution[[note]]Each member has 35-40ish points in their pool. In theory all stats are weighted fairly but Attack, Magic, and Speed are more requisite than the others. Specialist characters have less points but can rely on their single high stat. Only Saïx, Axel, and Lexaeus have more points to distribute, but Lexaeus' combination of slowness AND no magic act as the most severe nerf possible, and Saïx and Axel are slightly evenly distributed but neglect Str, Mag, and Speed too much for general use. Xemnas, on the other is not only a DOUBLE specialist in Attack and Magic, but does not neglect his other stats, making him a powerhouse with no weaknesses. Tellingly, Marluxia has the same distribution but is a single point lower in most categories. Since he's the other BigBad for whom AuthorityEqualsAsskicking, this is a nice bit of GameplayAndStoryIntegration.[[/note]]) in ''358/2 Days'', his average attack speed combines with the only reduced movement speed to make him the biggest nuisance to control at a basic level.* With glide he has full movement speed in the air, however, and his airborne attacks are often much quicker and more aggressive. Practice can turn him into [[LightningBruiser a very good flying attacker]].
* GreaterScopeVillain: Of ''Chain of Memories'' and ''358/2 Days''.
* {{Jerkass}}: To a lesser degree than Xigbar, but not so much above his somebody due to being TheStoic.
** It shows in ''II'' during his encounter with Ansem the Wise when he clearly enjoys tormenting his former master, mocking him by changing his own tone to sound like his old apprentice self. It's also on cruel display in ''3D'' when Sora is suitably outraged by him withholding the fact that Nobodies could grow new hearts.
* KingMook: To the equally fearsome Sorcerer Nobodies.
* LaserBlade: His ethereal blades. In ''358/2 Days'' he has an assortment of them with several different shapes and colors, but his usual ones are Interdiction, which are straight blades of red energy.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''358/2 Days'' gives him one named "[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Xemnus]]." Besides [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rwoKm3CVik that]] theme he usually has the theme of the organization play during his scenes.
* NervesOfSteel: He's hard to faze, due to over-emoting all the time anyway. He drops the act in ''Dream Drop Distance'', but comes off as even more stoic as a result. Even when he's surprised that Sora is momentarily able to control the deep-dream he's trapped in, he merely smiles and gets ready to fight while [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Xigbar turns tail and runs]].
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: An EvilOverlord Nobody with [[LaserBlade pseudo]]-[[Franchise/StarWars lightsabers]] and Creator/NorioWakamoto's voice (in Japanese) who pilots a gigantic HumongousMecha-[[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]-ship while wearing [[TinTyrant a massive suit of Keyblade armor]].
* NotSoStoic:
** During one of the final battles with him, he has growls of rage.
** When he's finally defeated in ''II'' he angrily reaches toward Sora and Riku as he fades out of existence. In ''3D'' he looks slightly unnerved (though not to the degree Xigbar is) when a vision of the protagonists (including Terra) appears behind Sora when he's giving his speech about his connection with the true Keyblade wielders.
* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: He acts like he only wants to help his fellow Nobodies [[ExactWords gain hearts]] but ''3D'' makes it ''very'' clear that he only wants them as extra bodies for Master Xehanort's GrandTheftMe plan.
* OmnicidalManiac: Hinted several times that his objective in absorbing Kingdom Hearts' power was to reduce the universe to nothingness and then remake it completely in his image. It is later retconned that he was actually intending to do this in a roundabout way rather than a literal way by subconsciously helping complete Master Xehanort's master plan to restart the Keyblade War.
* PerpetualSmiler: It's difficult to notice beyond his usual DeathGlare, but he often is making a small smirk.
* PersonalityPowers: A StrawNihilist that has power over Nothingness.
* PhysicalGod: The scale of his powers can only be described as this. He's able to warp The World That Never Was to fit his wishes and can destroy the entire city at will.
* ThePowerOfHate: Rage and hatred are the only emotions of the heart Xemnas appears to value, believing them to be the true source of a heart's power and they're also the only emotions he seems able to express himself when he isn't being TheStoic. It's likely another carryover from the Terra side of the fusion, who took this trope to the point of UnstoppableRage against his enemies, including the other half of the fusion, Master Xehanort.
-->'''Xemnas''' (''after his second defeat''): "I need... more rage... I need more... hearts..."
-->'''Xemnas''' (''before the FinalBattle''): "Anger and hate are supreme."
* RatedMForManly: He's a very manly, imposing and powerful Nobody overlord, complete with Creator/NorioWakamoto's voice in Japanese.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: With his red ethereal blades.
* ScaryBlackMan: In certain production art.
* SequentialBoss: Turned UpToEleven. First you fight Xemnas, then you have to work through several layers of defenses on his battleship, then fight Xemnas himself again, then fight his battleship again, then fight Xemnas again, then finally fight Xemnas in his final form.
* SignatureMove: His iconic moves--[[MindOverMatter throwing]] [[UpToEleven skyscrapers]] and and [[FrickingLaserBeams making lasers]] come out of nowhere.
* TheSlowWalk: Seems to have taken a page out of [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Vergil's]] book; unless he's graciously abusing his [[TeleportSpam teleportation]] or flight abilities, Xemnas will approach with [[MenacingStroll a coolly unfazed]] ([[OminousWalk if not eerie]]) [[MenacingStroll gait]] at the speed of molasses, but when he ''finally'' makes it to his intended destination, he ''will'' do all in his power to end you.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Misspelled "Xemnus" on the ''BBS''/''Days'' soundtrack.
* StationaryBoss: During his boss battle in ''II'', Xemnas's armored form never stands from his throne, instead creating barriers and swinging his sword to knock you back and otherwise letting his {{Flying Weapon}}s do his work for him.
* TheStoic: Most of his lines are spoken in an unemotional drone.
* StrawNihilist: Though it's sort of justified, since he's a Nobody and therefore every natural force in the universe wants him to not exist.
* TinTyrant: One of [[SequentialBoss his multiple forms]] involves donning a suit of armor and attacking from his throne. It's actually Master Xehanort's Keyblade Armor, No Heart.
* ThemeNaming: His weapons in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' have names in the theme of dictatorship.
* TragicVillain: Zig-zagged and cruelly subverted as of ''0.2''.
** ''II'' implied he's incapable of seeing hearts as anything but burdens filled with negative emotions to be removed and fed into his god-maker-machine, due to not having one of his own and not having any memories from Xehanort to tell him otherwise. Connecting ''Final Mix+'' with ''Birth by Sleep'' also implies he has some of Terra's memories and is trying to reunite with Ven and Aqua.
-->'''Sora:''' [[SympathyForTheDevil "Xemnas. There's more to a heart than just anger or hate. It's full of all kinds of feelings. Don't you remember?"]] \\
'''Xemnas:''' "Unfortunately... I ''don't''."
** However, ''3D'' revealed that Terra-Xehanort regained his memories before he became a Heartless and Nobody and that Xemnas was going along with Master Xehanort's plans, implying Xemnas knew what he was supposed to do and was never misguided at all.
* {{Troll}}: He's as bad as Xigbar in that regard, if not ''worse''. He pretends to die a couple times, question's Riku's loyalty to Sora during his BossBanter, and he outright asks the heroes to do his bidding while playing the Victim-card, and then acknowledging that he was telling BlatantLies. The biggest example would probably be his multiple impassioned entreaties for a Heart to his artificial Kingdom Hearts and to the heroes, when he does not in fact give two shits about gaining a heart.
* VerbalTic: "In''deeed''..."
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Comes with the territory of a Xehanort
* WistfulAmnesia: The only part of his human life he remembers is the time he spent in Ansem the Wise's care and he wants his memories back about as much as he wants to become a "higher existence." ''Final Mix'' points that he regularly visited Aqua's lost armor in the Chamber of Repose and talked to it, calling it "friend." The truth comes out in ''0.2'' though, when it's revealed that Xehanort knew of Terra's link to Aqua and capitalized on it within Xemnas, but thankfully Terra severs the link before he's able to find anything further due to heavy FightingFromTheInside.
** Braig called his amnesia into question in the opening of ''Dream Drop Distance''.
* [[XanatosSpeedChess Xehanort Speed Chess]]: Much like his somebody, he's fantastic at this. Saïx lampshades it in one of his reports in ''358/2 Days'', about how Xemnas' plans are clearly falling apart and yet he remains so frustratingly calm and confident, as if he's still somehow in control of the situation (which he is, of course.)
->''See Characters/KingdomHeartsXehanortsIncarnations''
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