History Franchise / KingdomHearts

26th Feb '17 11:40:36 PM urutapu
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* Dramedy: Likely owing to it's Disney roots, the series is as genuinely silly as it is dark.

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* Dramedy: {{Dramedy}}: Likely owing to it's its Disney roots, the series is as genuinely silly as it is dark.
24th Feb '17 8:39:55 PM HarpieSiren
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* Dramedy: Likely owing to it's Disney roots, the series is as genuinely silly as it is dark.
24th Feb '17 6:22:02 AM DrakeClawfang
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*** In ''Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories'', Sora and co. walk into [[ForebodingArchitecture Castle Oblivion]] of all places, [[spoiler:and lose their memories so that they must learn their skills back]].
*** In ''Kingdom Hearts II'', they get "restored", meaning [[spoiler:restored back to zero, erasing their memories from the previous game and with that, most of the skills they learned throughout. Also, Sora, Donald, and Goofy spent a year in a coma, making it impressive that they could even walk at the start of the game. They weren't in stasis, either, as Sora actually hit a growth spurt during that time]].

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*** In ''Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories'', Sora and co. walk into [[ForebodingArchitecture Castle Oblivion]] of all places, [[spoiler:and and lose their memories so that they must learn their skills back]].
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*** In ''Kingdom Hearts II'', they get "restored", meaning [[spoiler:restored restored back to zero, erasing their memories from the previous game and with that, most of the skills they learned throughout. Also, Sora, Donald, and Goofy spent a year in a coma, making it impressive that they could even walk at the start of the game. They weren't in stasis, either, as Sora actually hit a growth spurt during that time]].time.



*** In ''Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days'' you play as Roxas, [[spoiler:Sora's Nobody]], thus starting from scratch with a different character. The fact that Roxas [[spoiler:gets his memory erased by the game finale]] also justifies the beginning of ''Kingdom Hearts II''.
*** In ''Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep'', which takes place ten years before the original game, you play as three completely new characters, Aqua, Ventus and Terra, all fresh rookies considerably DoomedByCanon.
*** ''3D'' has Yen Sid HandWave that the self-taught Keyblade skills of Sora and Riku are impressive, but for the purposes of the Mark of Mastery exam, they'll start fresh and prove themselves anew within the rules of the exam. This example does lead into GameplayAndStorySegregation though, since a good portion of the attacks they learn during the game are ones they had before. The fact that they are in the Realm of Sleep (i.e. a dream) may play a factor as well.

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*** In ''Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days'' you play as Roxas, [[spoiler:Sora's Nobody]], Sora's Nobody, thus starting from scratch with a different character. The fact that Roxas [[spoiler:gets gets his memory erased by the game finale]] finale also justifies the beginning of ''Kingdom Hearts II''.
*** In ''Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep'', which takes place ten years before the original game, you play as three completely new characters, Aqua, Ventus and Terra, all fresh rookies considerably DoomedByCanon.
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*** ''3D'' has Yen Sid HandWave that the self-taught Keyblade skills of Sora and Riku are impressive, but for the purposes of the Mark of Mastery exam, they'll start fresh and prove themselves anew within the rules of the exam. This example does lead into GameplayAndStorySegregation though, since a good portion of the attacks they learn during the game are ones they had before. The fact that they are in
*** ''II.8 HD'' includes TheStinger where Yen Sid sends Sora to train at Olympus Coliseum, as his heart is still damaged following
the Realm end of Sleep (i.e. a dream) may play a factor as well.''3D'' and he hasn't fully recovered all his abilities yet.
24th Feb '17 6:13:56 AM DrakeClawfang
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** As far as an actual installment goes, a sequel to ''Birth By Sleep'' was planned, (most likely revolving around Aqua, King Mickey, and Riku's journey through the Realm Of Darkness) and a trailer was even included in the ''Final Mix'' version of the game. However, the executives at Square and Disney decided that having another portable game would detract from resources going towards ''Kingdom Hearts III'' and cancelled the project. Thankfully, pieces of the planned story were implemented into ''Dream Drop Distance'', and additional elements will likely be used in ''III''. Nomura has stated in an interview that Volume 2 is still a possibility in the future, but as of right now, ''Kingdom Hearts III'' is his and the company's primary focus.
*** According to the new trailer for HD II.8, an abbreviated version of Birth By Sleep Volume 2 appears to finally be in production under the title "Birth By Sleep 0.2: A Fragmentary Passage."
22nd Feb '17 11:46:07 AM dasuberkaiser
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%%* ManaMeter: In some games.
%%* ManaPotion: Ethers and some enemy item drops.
%%* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Between Disney and Square Enix.

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%%* * ManaMeter: In some games.
%%* * ManaPotion: Ethers and some enemy item drops.
%%* * MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: Between Disney and Square Enix.



** Nomura really went all out with Vanitas. Not only does it mean "emptiness" in Latin and looks like Ventus, but [[spoiler:the kanji for emptiness is the same one as the one for sky.]] His name is connected to a Biblical quote, as well -- "all is vanity" [[spoiler:and a ''striving after wind'']]. Now consider what he spent most of the game doing...

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** Nomura really went all out with Vanitas. Not only does it mean "emptiness" in Latin and looks like Ventus, but [[spoiler:the kanji for emptiness is the same one as the one for sky.]] His name is connected to a Biblical quote, as well -- "all is vanity" vanity [[spoiler:and a ''striving after wind'']].wind'']]". Now consider what he spent most of the game doing...
20th Feb '17 7:04:47 AM Polokun
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* TitleDrop: In every game so far (except within ''358/2 Days''), the Kingdom Hearts, of which the series is named after, is referred to by at least one character.

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* TitleDrop: In every game so far (except within ''358/2 Days''), the Kingdom Hearts, of which the series is named after, is referred to by at least one character. It is put simply, the heart of ''all'' worlds.
4th Feb '17 11:32:49 AM DrakeClawfang
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** A lot of Christian symbolism ties together Sora, Xehanort, and Kingdom Hearts. Sora acts as a stand-in for Jesus Christ, TheChosenOne who travels worlds fighting darkness and helping those in need; Xehanort acts as {{Satan}}, a FallenHero who corrupts others to darkness and can possess them to act through them; Kingdom Hearts stands in as Heaven, the realm from which all hearts and life comes that Xehanort is trying to take control of and Sora fights to stop him. As a tie to the Bible story of Genesis, the "capital city of light" that people were forced to flee when Xehanort conquered it and cast it into darkness, is Radiant ''Garden''.

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** A lot of Christian symbolism ties together Sora, Xehanort, and Kingdom Hearts.
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Sora acts as a stand-in for Jesus Christ, TheChosenOne who travels worlds fighting darkness and helping those in need; need of serving the higher good. Xehanort acts as {{Satan}}, a FallenHero who corrupts others to darkness and can possess them to act through them; them. His Keyblade Armor and Glider even brings to mind FallenAngel symbolism, a silver suit of winged armor that Xehanort discarded when he began using the powers of darkness.
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Kingdom Hearts stands in serves as Heaven, the realm from which all hearts and life comes that Xehanort is trying to take control of and Sora fights to stop him. The χ-Blade that can open the door to Kingdom Hearts is depicted as two Kingdom Keys crossed over each other, and at the end of the first game, Mickey and Sora seal the Door to Darkness to Kingdom Hearts using two Kingdom Keys, Sora's being silver with a gold handle and Mickey's gold with a silver handle. In Papal heraldry, the Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven are often depicted as a silver key and a gold key crossed over each other. Note also that "χ" is an ancient abbreviation for the name of Christ.
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As a tie to the Bible story of Genesis, the "capital city of light" that people were forced to flee when Xehanort conquered it and cast it into darkness, is Radiant ''Garden''.
3rd Feb '17 7:36:01 PM DrakeClawfang
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** A lot of Christian symbolism ties together Sora, Xehanort, and Kingdom Hearts. Sora acts as a stand-in for Jesus Christ, TheChosenOne who travels worlds fighting darkness and helping those in need; Xehanort acts as {{Satan}}, a FallenHero who corrupts others to darkness and can possess them to act through them; Kingdom Hearts stands in as Heaven, the realm from which all hearts and life comes that Xehanort is trying to take control of and Sora fights to stop him.

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** A lot of Christian symbolism ties together Sora, Xehanort, and Kingdom Hearts. Sora acts as a stand-in for Jesus Christ, TheChosenOne who travels worlds fighting darkness and helping those in need; Xehanort acts as {{Satan}}, a FallenHero who corrupts others to darkness and can possess them to act through them; Kingdom Hearts stands in as Heaven, the realm from which all hearts and life comes that Xehanort is trying to take control of and Sora fights to stop him. As a tie to the Bible story of Genesis, the "capital city of light" that people were forced to flee when Xehanort conquered it and cast it into darkness, is Radiant ''Garden''.
1st Feb '17 9:06:56 PM Karxrida
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* TranslationConvention: The canon language being spoken, for the most part, is English--signage is generally in English, and KHII hammers the point home with the initialism "D.T.D." ("Door To Darkness") and a pun based on [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]]'s name[[note]]"It's like trying to chase a cloud", with the character actually pronouncing "cloud" in English in an otherwise Japanese line[[/note]] being present in the original Japanese version. It's never actually stated what's going on in, say, [[Disney/{{Mulan}} China]] or [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Agrabah]], but Donald is able to use his magic to help the party blend in terms of their appearances, so presumably some magic-based TranslatorMicrobes are involved.

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* TranslationConvention: The canon language being spoken, for the most part, is English--signage is generally in English, and KHII hammers the point home with the initialism "D.T.D." ("Door To Darkness") and a pun based on [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]]'s name[[note]]"It's like trying to chase a cloud", with the character actually pronouncing "cloud" in English in an otherwise Japanese line[[/note]] being present in the original Japanese version. It's never actually stated what's going on in, say, [[Disney/{{Mulan}} China]] or [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Agrabah]], but Donald is able to use his magic to help the party blend in terms of their appearances, so presumably the implication is that some magic-based TranslatorMicrobes are involved.
1st Feb '17 9:03:48 PM urutapu
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* TranslationConvention: The canon language being spoken, for the most part, is English--signage is generally in English, and KHII hammers the point home with the initialism "D.T.D." ("Door To Darkness") and a pun based on [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]]'s name being present in the original Japanese version. It's never actually stated what's going on in, say, [[Disney/{{Mulan}} China]] or [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Agrabah]], but Donald is able to use his magic to help the party blend in terms of their appearances, so presumably some magic-based TranslatorMicrobes are involved.

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* TranslationConvention: The canon language being spoken, for the most part, is English--signage is generally in English, and KHII hammers the point home with the initialism "D.T.D." ("Door To Darkness") and a pun based on [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]]'s name name[[note]]"It's like trying to chase a cloud", with the character actually pronouncing "cloud" in English in an otherwise Japanese line[[/note]] being present in the original Japanese version. It's never actually stated what's going on in, say, [[Disney/{{Mulan}} China]] or [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Agrabah]], but Donald is able to use his magic to help the party blend in terms of their appearances, so presumably some magic-based TranslatorMicrobes are involved.
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