History Fridge / KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories

31st Jan '16 1:34:46 PM ANewMan
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** However, it does seem to be a case of {{Flanderization}}...which, of course, also makes total sense given that Naminé was made to re-arrange his memories so that this would be the case. It's the same with Sora...Kairi is deemed the most important person to him, but Naminé starts to exceed that as the ''only'' important person to him the more fake memories based on his feelings for Kairi that are planted in his head. Both Sora and the Riku Replica are flanderized so that they are total puppets to Naminé...and thus, to the Organization.


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* It's been noted that Larxene seems more like just an AlphaBitch to the point of being LaughablyEvil when around her fellow Organization members, but suddenly becomes [[KickTheDog extra-evil]] up against Sora, Donald and Goofy. Then you realize that Larxene is a sadist who gets off on inflicting pain on others' ''feelings''...and the rest of the Organization don't have true feelings, just like her, so she has no reason to go as far in being cruel toward them. Even in [=RE:CoM=], a moment is added when after taunting Vexen and causing him to shout at her, Larxene looks disappointed and says "Predictable response. Forget it. Men with hearts are so boring".
31st Jan '16 1:29:17 PM ANewMan
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* Sora starts exibiting some OOC behavior towards his friends later in the game. This could easily be chalked up to Namine's manipulations. Once Roxas enters the picture, it sheds a new light on things. Sora's been a heartless since he fought Ansem in Hollow Bastion. There was only so much Kairi's light could do to protect him.
12th Oct '15 4:04:50 AM OmegaNemesis13
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*** These are all great theories, except there's one problem here. Mickey is unavailable during this time due to having to use up a good amount of his power to save Riku from Ansem; which left him cut off from Riku for awhile since Mickey was still in the Realm of Darkness at the time and not physically there to begin with. He couldn't have helped Riku out during this time even if he wanted to.
30th Sep '15 11:04:18 PM MrUnderhill
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* There are a lot of subtleties to the way cards are used by the various characters in this game.
** Notice how only humanoid bosses use red and blue cards instead of the black cards used by the Heartless and (most) Disney bosses.
** In addition, the only characters who use cards that ''don't just represent themselves'' is Sora (and Riku, but only with enemy cards). What's Sora's special power, again? Linking his heart with others.
** Riku's fixed decks make him fight more like a boss would in Sora's story. He also does not have magic cards because he [[HoldingBackThePhlebotinum hasn't fully accepted the darkness enough]] to use it outside of Dark Mode. Riku Replica, who is in permanent Dark Mode, doesn't have this problem and can use darkness-as-magic freely, which also [[ThatOneAttack (in)]]conveniently [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard lets him use Dark Aura with lower-level cards]].
15th Aug '15 6:55:13 PM FullmetalHeart20
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* Sora starts exibiting some OOC behavior towards his friends later in the game. This could easily be chalked up to Namine's manipulations. Once Roxas enters the picture, it sheds a new light on things. Sora's been a heartless since he fought Ansem in Hollow Bastion. There was only so much Kairi's light could do to protect him.
3rd Apr '15 1:01:33 PM DrakeClawfang
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* In the ''Re:chain'' remake, several of Sora's Sleights were changed, giving him attacks like Magnet Spiral, Firaga Burst, and Freeze. Not to mention his numerous "Raid" variants, Holy, and Tornado. Now go play ''Birth By Sleep''. [[spoiler:Those are ''Ven's'' attacks -- Sora's heart is reacting to Ven's sleeping body inside Castle Oblivion, and the deeper he goes, the more of Ven's abilities he gains access to]]. This is also why Sora loses those attacks come ''Kingdom Hearts II''.
17th Feb '15 11:34:40 PM MisterVacan
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* In ''Kingdom Hearts I'', the Powerwild and Bouncywild Heartless were found in the Deep Jungle world. Because the rights to Tarzan were lost before Chain of Memories, those Heartless are now found in Olympus Coliseum; the only world not to have any world-exclusive Heartless in KHI.
12th Jan '15 1:33:47 PM CouchAlmark
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* The Riku Replica's bizarre {{Jerkass}} behavior and desire to fight Sora for what appears to be no good reason should send up red flags that he's a fake, but doesn't because ''this is exactly how Riku acts throughout the entire first game''. The subject of his anger at Sora has simply been changed from Kairi to Naminé.
12th Dec '14 11:16:24 AM Seraphine
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* In Reverse/Rebirth, Riku gets pre-arranged decks for each world (and each boss fight outside of the worlds). In Wonderland, Riku gets an extraordinarily sucky deck with less cards than normal and no cards above 5, wheras in Halloween Town for example, Riku gets an awesome deck with plenty of 9's, 7's and 0's. The fridge brilliance here is that Riku gets his power from Darkness. In a saccharine world like Wonderland, Riku is significantly weakened, while in dark aand spooky Halloween Town he is significantly stronger. It goes even deeper, too: The mechanics directly support this, and so in Halloween town it is a piece of cake to break enemy cards and activate Dark Mode, whereas in Wonderland it becomes nigh impossible unless you carefully manage your deck.

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* In Reverse/Rebirth, Riku gets pre-arranged decks for each world (and each boss fight outside of the worlds). In Wonderland, Riku gets an extraordinarily sucky deck with less cards than normal and no cards above 5, wheras whereas in Halloween Town for example, Riku gets an awesome deck with plenty of 9's, 7's and 0's. The fridge brilliance here is that Riku gets his power from Darkness. In a saccharine world like Wonderland, Riku is significantly weakened, while in dark aand and spooky Halloween Town he is significantly stronger. It goes even deeper, too: The mechanics directly support this, and so in Halloween town it is a piece of cake to break enemy cards and activate Dark Mode, whereas in Wonderland it becomes nigh impossible unless you carefully manage your deck.



* During ''KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' in Reverse/Rebirth when Riku was being {{Mind Rape}}d by [[MasterOfIllusion Zexion]] and was thrown into an illusion that made him think he drowning in light, which is implied to have the ability to actually kill him off if Riku gave into it. Now Riku's in a position that if no one snaps him out of it, he will die. Of course Namine saves him and all, ''but'' where was the one who told him "You're not alone" in Riku's hour of greatest need? It might not be horrific to some, but the idea that everybody's childhood companion Mickey Mouse left someone to die is rather unnerving.

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* During ''KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' in In Reverse/Rebirth when Riku was being {{Mind Rape}}d by [[MasterOfIllusion Zexion]] and was thrown into an illusion that made him think he drowning in light, which is implied to have the ability to actually kill him off if Riku gave into it. Now Riku's in a position that if no one snaps him out of it, he will die. Of course Namine saves him and all, ''but'' where was the one who told him "You're not alone" in Riku's hour of greatest need? It might not be horrific to some, but the idea that everybody's childhood companion Mickey Mouse left someone to die is rather unnerving.
3rd Dec '14 7:18:53 PM Syrahl696
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* In Reverse/Rebirth, Riku gets pre-arranged decks for each world (and each boss fight outside of the worlds). In Wonderland, Riku gets an extraordinarily sucky deck with less cards than normal and no cards above 5, wheras in Halloween Town for example, Riku gets an awesome deck with plenty of 9's, 7's and 0's. The fridge brilliance here is that Riku gets his power from Darkness. In a saccharine world like Wonderland, Riku is significantly weakened, while in dark aand spooky Halloween Town he is significantly stronger. It goes even deeper, too: The mechanics directly support this, and so in Halloween town it is a piece of cake to break enemy cards and activate Dark Mode, whereas in Wonderland it becomes nigh impossible unless you carefully manage your deck.
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