History VideoGame / KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance

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--->'''[[spoiler:Xigbar:''' Translation--they were gonna turn all the members into Xehanort.\\
'''Sora:''' Make more Xehanorts? You tricked your friends to... But you - aren't you scared of just turning into someone else?\\
'''Xigbar:''' Me? I'm already half Xehanort.]]

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--->'''[[spoiler:Xigbar:''' --->'''[[spoiler:Xigbar]]:''' Translation--they were gonna turn all the members into Xehanort.[[spoiler:Xehanort]].\\
'''Sora:''' Make more Xehanorts? [[spoiler:Xehanorts]]? You tricked your friends to... But you - aren't you scared of just turning into someone else?\\
'''Xigbar:''' '''[[spoiler:Xigbar]]:''' Me? I'm already half Xehanort.]][[spoiler:half Xehanort]].
24th May '18 6:18:17 PM immblueversion
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*** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', while Terra's midair action appears to boil down to a simple dodge, Ventus' is Sora's iconic Glide (upgradeable to Superglide), while Aqua gets a DoubleJump ability called Doubleflight. Bear in mind that Ventus is just an almost self-taught, rookie keyblade wielder, whereas Aqua is a full-fledged Keyblade Master. ''[=KH3D=]'', [[spoiler: Sora gets Glide in Symphony of Sorcery while Riku gets Doubleflight in The World That Never Was]].

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*** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', while Terra's midair action appears to boil down to a simple dodge, Ventus' is Sora's iconic Glide (upgradeable to Superglide), while Aqua gets a DoubleJump ability called Doubleflight. Bear in mind that Ventus is just an almost self-taught, rookie keyblade Keyblade wielder, whereas Aqua is a full-fledged Keyblade Master. ''[=KH3D=]'', [[spoiler: Sora gets Glide in Symphony of Sorcery while Riku gets Doubleflight in The World That Never Was]].



* HappyEndingOverride: The ending of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' was [[BittersweetEnding far from happy]], but at least with the downfall of its heroes the villain was defeated as well. [[spoiler: Except not. [[FateWorseThanDeath The heroes are still trapped in their horrible fates]], but the BigBad [[KarmaHoudini is back and more dangerous than ever before]], [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt and is in fact even closer to achieving his plan than last time.]]]]
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:Young]] Xehanort.

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* HappyEndingOverride: The ending of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' was [[BittersweetEnding far from happy]], but at least with the downfall of its heroes the villain was defeated as well. [[spoiler: Except not. [[FateWorseThanDeath The heroes are still trapped in their horrible fates]], fates, but the BigBad [[KarmaHoudini is back and more dangerous than ever before]], [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt before, and is in fact even closer to achieving his plan than last time.]]]]
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* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:Young]] Xehanort.The silver-haired youth, [[spoiler:Young Xehanort]].



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:The villains main plot is to cause Sora's heart to fall into darkness, which completely succeeds. Sora is left an empty husk fit to be taken over by Master Xehanort, but Riku interferes and rescues Sora's body from the Dream world. Riku then dives into Sora's heart to revive him from the darkness.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:[[ThePollyanna Sora]] gets a few in this game thanks to the same questions [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 Xion]]]] was asked. To sum the questions: [[spoiler:"Am I the real thing, or a copy? Am I really myself, or just a puppet with a role to play?" Thankfully, [[DownerEnding they don't end up the same way.]]]]
--> [[spoiler:"Sora...the bits and bytes that have made up your life so far...can you say for sure they're not just copies of someone else's?"]]

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* TheHeroDies: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. [[spoiler:The villains villains' main plot is to cause Sora's heart to fall into be smothered in darkness, which completely succeeds. Sora is left an empty husk fit to be taken over by Master Xehanort, but Riku interferes and rescues Sora's body from the Dream world. Riku then dives into Sora's heart to revive him from the darkness.]]
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:[[ThePollyanna [[ThePollyanna Sora]] gets a few in this game thanks to the same questions [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 Xion]]]] Xion]] was asked. To sum the questions: [[spoiler:"Am "Am I the real thing, or a copy? Am I really myself, or just a puppet with a role to play?" Thankfully, [[DownerEnding they don't end up the same way.]]]]
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--> [[spoiler:"Sora..."Sora...the bits and bytes that have made up your life so far...can you say for sure they're not just copies of someone else's?"]]else's?"



* HowDoIShotWeb: [[spoiler: When Lea [[BigDamnHeroes helps rescue Sora]], he uses his chakram. He later admits he wanted to reveal his keyblade at the time but he hadn't yet figured out how to summon it.]]

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* HowDoIShotWeb: [[spoiler: When Lea [[BigDamnHeroes helps rescue Sora]], he uses his chakram. chakrams. He later admits he wanted to reveal his keyblade Keyblade at the time but he hadn't yet figured out how to summon it.]]



* RRatedOpening: while the games aren't strangers to darker stuff, this is the first title in the series that begins on a very bleak note - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKOYPjoEus8 namely,]] [[spoiler: Terra-Xehanort stabbing Braig (in a first-person perspective) with Master Xehanort's keyblade after having done the very same thing with Ansem The Wise's other apprentices]].

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* RRatedOpening: while the games aren't strangers to darker stuff, this is the first title in the series that begins on a very bleak note - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKOYPjoEus8 namely,]] [[spoiler: Terra-Xehanort stabbing Braig (in a first-person perspective) with Master Xehanort's keyblade Keyblade after having done the very same thing with Ansem The Wise's other apprentices]].



** [[BifurcatedWeapon Nightmare's End/Mirage Split]]: The Reality Shift in [[spoiler:[[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon The World That Never Was]]]] has Sora and Riku combining [[YinYangBomb light and dark]] themed keyblades into one [[{{BFS}} huge one]] then [[BashBrothers swinging it]] [[CombinationAttack together]].

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** [[BifurcatedWeapon Nightmare's End/Mirage Split]]: The Reality Shift in [[spoiler:[[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon The World That Never Was]]]] has Sora and Riku combining [[YinYangBomb light and dark]] themed keyblades Keyblades into one [[{{BFS}} huge one]] then [[BashBrothers swinging it]] [[CombinationAttack together]].



** [[spoiler:The World That Never Was]] is the ruined version. It also [[spoiler:traps Sora in a dream within a dream, while Riku gets to explore its dream version because he dove into Sora's dreams after Destiny Islands. Riku manages to break free and wake up in the real World That Never Was, but Sora's lack of resistance against the Darkness serves to immediately shatter his heart after fighting Xemnas.]]

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** [[spoiler:The World That Never Was]] is the ruined version. It also [[spoiler:traps Sora in a dream within a dream, while Riku gets to explore its dream version because he dove into Sora's dreams after Destiny Islands. Riku manages to break free and wake up in the real World That Never Was, but Sora's lack of resistance against the Darkness darkness serves to immediately shatter his heart after fighting Xemnas.]]



* SayMyName: Sora calls out for Riku near the beginning of the game upon entering Traverse Town. And near the end, [[spoiler: Sora [[{{FamousLastWords}} speaks his best friend's name again]] as he dies from a broken heart; this time, Riku was able to hear him, which would soon lead to Sora being [[{{BackFromTheDead}} revived]] and Riku becoming a Keyblade Master]].

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* SayMyName: Sora calls out for Riku near the beginning of the game upon entering Traverse Town. And near the end, [[spoiler: Sora [[{{FamousLastWords}} speaks his best friend's name again]] as he dies from a broken heart; his heart is smothered in darkness; this time, Riku was able to hear him, which would soon lead to Sora being [[{{BackFromTheDead}} revived]] revived and Riku becoming a Keyblade Master]].



* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler:Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, went to the distant past and met Young Xehanort. Young Xehanort then travels to the future, making his appearance as a BonusBoss in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth By Sleep]]'' before participating in the events of this game. Young Xehanort later says that when he returns to his own time he'll [[LaserGuidedAmnesia forget his memories of the future]], but [[WistfulAmnesia his heart will drive him on his appointed path.]]]]

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* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler:Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, [[spoiler:Ansem went to the distant past and met Young Xehanort. Young Xehanort then travels to the future, making his appearance as a BonusBoss in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth By Sleep]]'' before participating in the events of this game. Young Xehanort later says that when he returns to his own time time, he'll [[LaserGuidedAmnesia forget his memories of the future]], but [[WistfulAmnesia his heart will drive him on his appointed path.]]]]



* TimeTravel: [[spoiler:Introduced in this entry, with different mechanics than the door method for Timeless River, this has essentially been responsible for the entirety of Xehanort's [[XanatosGambit Xehanort Gambit]] for the entirety of the series so far. The rules of time travel are rather unusual: They require a version of the time traveler to exist at the planned exit point, and one must leave their body in order to do it. Ansem, the Seeker of Darkness, gained this ability when he gave up his physical body to become a Heartless. He was also able to transfer the power over to his younger self without requiring him to give up his body.]]

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* TimeTravel: [[spoiler:Introduced in this entry, with different mechanics than the door method for Timeless River, this has essentially been responsible for the entirety of Xehanort's [[XanatosGambit Xehanort Gambit]] for the entirety of the series so far. The rules of time travel are rather unusual: They require a version of the time traveler to exist at the planned exit point, and one must leave their body in order to do it. Ansem, the Seeker of Darkness, Ansem gained this ability when he gave up his physical body to become a Heartless. He was also able to transfer the power over to his younger self without requiring him to give up his body.]]



** The Sweetest Dreams keyblade takes the cake in this regard, emitting all the manner of cartoony sound effects with each hit.

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** The Sweetest Sweet Dreams keyblade Keyblade takes the cake in this regard, emitting all the manner of cartoony sound effects with each hit.
24th May '18 6:10:53 PM immblueversion
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* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: Similar to ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'', the Level Cap is 99, but you can easily beat the game before you hit Level 40. The Trophies for the ''Final Chapter Prologue'' version acknowledge this by having the level-based Trophy simply be a combined total of 100 for both Sora and Riku. Any combination is fine.
* AccidentalMisnaming: When Lea returns, none of the other characters know his real name so they refer to him as Axel, his Nobody name. After a while, he begrudgingly accepts it since that's what the other heroes are used to.
* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: Averted by allowing one to view "flashbacks" from the point of view of certain characters (as well as flashbacks to when Yen Sid explains the nature of the sleeping worlds to Sora and Riku). Otherwise, the only way to know certain stuff that the characters are talking about or know what happened off-screen is to know the source material.
* AdaptedOut: Daisy Duck doesn't make appearance as Minnie's lady-in-waiting in Country of the Musketeers, a world based on ''WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers''. Quite ironic, considering she's also already established as Minnie's lady-in-waiting in the ''Kingdom Hearts'' universe. Clarabelle, who is also a major character character in the movie, doesn't make appearance, either, and her absence makes the scene when Goofy runs off from the palace rather stupid.[[note]]Instead of being tricked by her like in the movie, it looks like he just runs off for thinking he saw something that Sora (and the player) never even saw what the hell it was.[[/note]] Also, the scene where Donald is almost [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]] is understandably omitted because there's no way it could be included in a ''Kingdom Hearts'' game due to rating reason. But, unfortunately, it makes him more of a coward than he was in the movie, because rather than running away after he almost losing his life, instead he's just running away out of fear of ''[[GoldfishPoopGang Pete]]'' of all people.

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* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: Similar to ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'', the Level Cap is 99, but you can easily beat the game before you hit Level 40. The Trophies for the ''Final Chapter Prologue'' version acknowledge this by having the level-based Trophy simply be a combined total of 100 for both Sora and Riku. Any Riku; any combination is fine.
* AccidentalMisnaming: When Lea returns, none of the other characters know his real name name, so they refer to him as Axel, his Nobody name. After a while, he begrudgingly accepts it since that's what the other heroes are used to.
* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: Averted by allowing one players to view "flashbacks" from the point of view of certain characters (as well as flashbacks to when Yen Sid explains the nature of the sleeping worlds to Sora and Riku). Otherwise, the only way to know certain stuff that the characters are talking about or know what happened off-screen is to know the source material.
* AdaptedOut: Daisy Duck doesn't make appearance as Minnie's lady-in-waiting in Country of the Musketeers, a world based on ''WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers''. Quite ironic, considering she's also already established as Minnie's lady-in-waiting in the ''Kingdom Hearts'' universe. Clarabelle, who is also a major character character in the movie, doesn't make appearance, either, and her absence makes the scene when Goofy runs off from the palace rather stupid.[[note]]Instead of being tricked by her like in the movie, it looks like he just runs off for thinking he saw something that Sora (and the player) never even saw what the hell it was.[[/note]] Also, the scene where Donald is almost [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]] is understandably omitted because there's no way it could be included in a ''Kingdom Hearts'' game due to rating reason. But, unfortunately, it Unfortunately, this makes him seem like more of a coward than he was in the movie, because rather than running away after he almost losing his life, instead he's just running away out of fear of ''[[GoldfishPoopGang Pete]]'' of all people.



* AffablyEvil: Young Xehanort, who is really more of a PunchClockVillain considering that [[spoiler: he's only traveled through time to really just do as he's told by his older self, and he'll lose his memories of what happens in this game when he returns to his own time anyway.]] He's actually pretty polite to Sora and Riku until he's [[spoiler: controlled by his elder self during his battle with Riku.]]
* AGlitchInTheMatrix: [[spoiler: Joshua is clued to the fact that the two separate versions of Traverse Town aren't parallel worlds by the sheer fact that Neku and Rhyme have less time on their "clock" than their respective partners, something only possible if time flows differently between two worlds, which, in turn, is not possible if the two worlds are supposed to be running parallel to each other. He informs Riku about this and warns him about a possible trap related to his and Sora's dreams.]]

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* AffablyEvil: Young Xehanort, who is really more of a PunchClockVillain considering that [[spoiler: he's only traveled through time to really just do as he's told by his older self, and he'll lose his memories of what happens in this game when he returns to his own time anyway.]] He's actually pretty polite to Sora and Riku until he's [[spoiler: controlled by his elder self during his battle with Riku.]]
* AGlitchInTheMatrix: [[spoiler: Joshua is clued to the fact that the two separate versions of Traverse Town aren't parallel worlds by the sheer fact that Neku and Rhyme have less time on their "clock" than their respective partners, something only possible if time flows differently between two worlds, which, in turn, is not possible if the two worlds are supposed to be running parallel to each other. He informs Riku about this and warns him about a possible trap related to his and Sora's dreams.
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* TheBattleDidntCount: Sora and Riku fight and defeat [[spoiler:Ansem, Xemnas, and Young Xehanort in The World That Never Was]]. However, these villains are soon after shown to be just fine in the cutscene "Seven Lights, Thirteen Darknesses", [[spoiler:with both Ansem and Xemnas kicking the asses of the heroes]].

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* TheBattleDidntCount: Sora [[spoiler:Sora and Riku fight and defeat [[spoiler:Ansem, Ansem, Xemnas, and Young Xehanort in The World That Never Was]]. Was. However, these villains are soon after shown to be just fine in the cutscene "Seven Lights, Thirteen Darknesses", [[spoiler:with with both Ansem and Xemnas kicking the asses of the heroes]].



** This also further displays his LackOfEmpathy; when Mickey angrily recalls that he ruined Terra, Ven, and Aqua's lives with his plans, Master Xehanort brushes it off by stating that it was their destiny to fall and that he merely helped them reach said destinies that much quicker.

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** This also further displays his LackOfEmpathy; when [[spoiler:when Mickey angrily recalls that he ruined Terra, Ven, and Aqua's lives with his plans, Master Xehanort brushes it off by stating that it was their destiny to fall fall, and that he merely helped them reach said destinies that much quicker.]]



** [[spoiler: Lea saves Minnie when she's being held hostage by Maleficent and Pete.]]
** ''Three times'' in the same scene where Riku appears to have been cornered by the new Organization: [[spoiler:Mickey appears and freezes them with Stopza. Then Lea appears to prevent Sora from becoming Master Xehanort's thirteenth vessel. ''Then'' Donald and Goofy appear to save Riku and Mickey from "Ansem"'s Guardian]].
* BittersweetEnding: As per usual. [[spoiler:Riku is a Keyblade Master, Axel and Kairi are training to help the gang with their own Keyblades, Sora keeps his Spirit friends, Master Xehanort's plans to revive an army of his incarnations is delayed, and it's implied Riku now has the power to save the ''Birth By Sleep'' trio. However, Master Xehanort is still back with enough of his incarnations to keep working, he's going after the Princesses of Heart next, and another Keyblade War is on the horizon and averting it is seemingly impossible. Xehanort still plans on finding the one person who will become the thirteenth Xenhanort clone, and he'll stop at nothing to make sure that happens]].

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** [[spoiler: Lea saves Minnie when she's being held hostage by Maleficent and Pete.]]
Pete.
** ''Three times'' in the same scene where Riku appears to have been cornered by the new Organization: [[spoiler:Mickey appears and freezes them with Stopza. Then Lea appears to prevent Sora from becoming Master Xehanort's thirteenth vessel. ''Then'' Donald and Goofy appear to save Riku and Mickey from "Ansem"'s Ansem's Guardian]].
* BittersweetEnding: As per usual. [[spoiler:Riku is a Keyblade Master, Axel Lea and Kairi are training to help the gang with their own Keyblades, Sora keeps his Spirit friends, Master Xehanort's plans to revive an army of his incarnations is delayed, and it's implied Riku now has the power to save the ''Birth By by Sleep'' trio. However, Master Xehanort is still back with enough of his incarnations to keep working, he's going after the Princesses of Heart next, and another Keyblade War is on the horizon and averting it is seemingly impossible. Xehanort still plans on finding the one person who will become the thirteenth Xenhanort clone, and he'll stop at nothing to make sure that happens]]. happens.]]



** Riku repeats his [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories "road to the dawn"]] line to Ansem SOD and [[spoiler:Young Xehanort.]]

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** Riku repeats his [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories "road to the dawn"]] line to Ansem SOD and [[spoiler:Young Xehanort.]]



*** And later: "Promises to keep! I'll always be there to bring my friends back! [[SpannerInTheWorks What, bad timing?"]]

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*** And later: "Promises to keep! I'll always be there to bring my friends back! [[SpannerInTheWorks What, bad timing?"]]timing?]]"



* CartoonConductor: Sora spends an entire level searching for a magical power that specifically allows him to conjure music from thin air just by waving his weapon like a baton.

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* CartoonConductor: Sora spends and Riku spend an entire level searching for a magical power that specifically allows him to conjure music from thin air just by waving his weapon their weapons like a baton.



** [[AccidentalMisnaming Axel]], so very much Axel when facing down the Big Bad

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** [[AccidentalMisnaming Axel]], so very much Axel when facing down the Big BadBigBad



* CelestialDeadline: [[spoiler:All but stated to be the reason why the real Organization XIII leaves in the climax rather than simply attempt the ritual again after Lea foils it; the Xehanorts cannot physically exist there simultaneously for long, and are forced to return to their respective timelines. The exact nature is unclear.]]

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* CelestialDeadline: [[spoiler:All but stated to be the reason why the real Organization XIII leaves in the climax rather than simply attempt the ritual again after Lea foils it; the Xehanorts cannot physically exist there simultaneously for long, and are forced to return to their respective timelines. The exact nature of this is unclear.]]



* TheChessmaster: Apparently, [[spoiler: just about everything that has happened in the series up to this point was planned by the original Xehanort in advance, though having engineered a StableTimeLoop probably helped with that.]] Yen Sid even remarks that Xehanort is a "devious tactician" and he will, on some level, be able to predict their every move before they make them.

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* TheChessmaster: Apparently, [[spoiler: Yen Sid remarks that Xehanort is a "devious tactician" and he will, on some level, be able to predict their every move before they make them. [[spoiler:Indeed, just about everything that has happened in the series up to this point was planned by the original Xehanort in advance, though having engineered a StableTimeLoop probably helped with that.]] Yen Sid even remarks that Xehanort is a "devious tactician" and he will, on some level, be able to predict their every move before they make them.]]



* ClimaxBoss: Xemnas, Ansem [=SoD=], and [[spoiler:Young Xehanort. The last one feels more like a FinalBoss than Sora in Nightmare Armor is.]]
* CloneByConversion: [[spoiler: Organization XIII turns out to be a plan to turn its members into copies of Xehanort]].

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* ClimaxBoss: Xemnas, Ansem [=SoD=], Ansem, and [[spoiler:Young Xehanort. The last one feels more like a FinalBoss than Sora in the Armored Ventus Nightmare Armor is.]]
* CloneByConversion: [[spoiler: Organization XIII turns out to be a plan to turn its members into copies of Xehanort]].Xehanort.]]



* DarkIsNotEvil: The "Spirit" Dream Eaters eat bad dreams just as there are "Nightmare" ones that eat good dreams. Spirits can also be synthesized by Sora, Riku, and others. [[spoiler:This trope, along with DarkIsEvil, is also the reason why Xehanort ultimately chooses Sora as a vessel, because Riku's CharacterDevelopment and revelations about the darkness led him to develop a natural resistance to its more corrupting effects, so even if Riku himself continues to use it, Xehanort can't use Riku as a dark vessel. [[note]]However, this may or may not be subverted as technically just another LightIsGood example: Basically, Riku is explicitly half-Light, and since he ends up temporarily becoming a Spirit himself to save Sora from "sleep" near the end, the implication is that Spirits in general are only good because they're actually {{Yin Yang Bomb}}s.[[/note]]]]
* DeathGlare: [[spoiler: Riku gives one when he first meets [[BigBad Master Xehanort]].]]

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* DarkIsNotEvil: The "Spirit" Dream Eaters eat bad dreams just as there are "Nightmare" ones that eat good dreams. Spirits can also be synthesized by Sora, Riku, and others. [[spoiler:This trope, along with DarkIsEvil, is also the reason why Xehanort ultimately chooses Sora as a vessel, because Riku's CharacterDevelopment and revelations about the darkness led him to develop a natural resistance to its more corrupting effects, so even if Riku himself continues to use it, Xehanort can't use Riku as a dark vessel. [[note]]However, this may or may not be subverted as technically just another LightIsGood example: Basically, Riku is explicitly half-Light, and since he ends up temporarily becoming a Spirit himself to save Sora from "sleep" near the end, the implication is that Spirits in general are only good because they're actually {{Yin Yang Bomb}}s.[[/note]]]]\n* DeathGlare: [[spoiler: Riku gives one when he first meets [[BigBad Master Xehanort]].]]



* DemotedToDragon: Ansem [=SoD=] and Xemnas appear to have suffered this fate with [[spoiler: Master Xehanort being both of their bosses.]]

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* DemotedToDragon: Ansem [=SoD=] and Xemnas appear to have suffered this fate with [[spoiler: Master Xehanort being both of their bosses.]]



* DevelopersForesight: Under normal circumstances, it is entirely possible to Flowmotion up the side of Notre Dame [[note]]You may need a sharp aim, however, due to the invisible wall between the bars halfway up that cannot be Flowed off of[[/note]]. Try this while the city is on fire, and you'll only make it halfway up - Sora's fight with the Wargoyle is condemned to the square in front of the cathedral, and Riku needs to go through in order to end up behind Frollo for the cutscene.

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* DevelopersForesight: Under normal circumstances, it is entirely possible to Flowmotion up the side of Notre Dame [[note]]You Dame[[note]]You may need a sharp aim, however, due to the invisible wall between the bars halfway up that cannot be Flowed off of[[/note]]. Try this while the city is on fire, and you'll only make it halfway up - Sora's fight with the Wargoyle is condemned to the square in front of the cathedral, and Riku needs to go through in order to end up behind Frollo for the cutscene.



* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Sora]]



* DreamLand: The majority of the game takes place in the Realm of Dreams, which is inhabited the worlds that failed to waked up after being freed by the Heartless. While the Heartless can't enter the realm, it's still harassed by their counterparts, the Dream Eaters (specifically Nightmares).

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* DreamLand: The majority of the game takes place in the Realm of Dreams, Sleeping Worlds, which is inhabited the worlds that failed to waked wake up after being freed by the Heartless. While the Heartless can't enter the realm, it's still harassed by their counterparts, the Dream Eaters (specifically Nightmares).



* DullSurprise:
** [[spoiler:Young Xehanort. Quite jarring, considering how [[LargeHam hammy]] his other selves are. Frighteningly, it doesn't feel out of character for this particular Xehanort though, serving to make him seem creepier, kind of like Billy Zane's Ansem in the original game. Xemnas is very similar in this regard, since he doesn't bother to yell or shout like he did in Kingdom Hearts II and just remains solemn.]]
** Lea has this reaction at the end of the game after [[spoiler:accidentally materializing a Keyblade for the first time]], which is in stark contrast to everyone else's BigWhat.
** Also, Bret Iwan as Mickey. Rarely does he ever emote convincingly, though he's ''slightly'' better than he was in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded Re:coded]]''.

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* DullSurprise:
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DullSurprise: [[spoiler:Young Xehanort. Quite jarring, considering how [[LargeHam hammy]] his other selves are. Frighteningly, it doesn't feel out of character for this particular Xehanort though, serving to make him seem creepier, kind of like Billy Zane's Ansem in the original game. Xemnas is very similar in this regard, since he doesn't bother to yell or shout like he did in Kingdom Hearts II and just remains solemn.]]
** Lea has this reaction at the end of the game after [[spoiler:accidentally materializing a Keyblade for the first time]], which is in stark contrast to everyone else's BigWhat.
** Also, Bret Iwan as Mickey. Rarely does he ever emote convincingly, though he's ''slightly'' better than he was in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded Re:coded]]''.
]]



* EasyAmnesia: Dreams are easily forgotten, and [[spoiler:Young Xehanort]] attempts to manipulate Riku through this fear.



* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Xehanort's plan to use Sora was set into action from the moment Ansem [=SoD=] met him on Destiny Islands in ''Kingdom Hearts'']].

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* EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Xehanort's [[spoiler:Xehanort's plan to use Sora was set into action from the moment Ansem [=SoD=] met him his Heartless appeared on Destiny Islands in ''Kingdom Hearts'']].Hearts''.]]



* FauxAffablyEvil: Ansem, Seeker of Darkness is quite soft-spoken to Riku for the majority of his screen time, but there's still no mistaking his malice. Right before the boss fight with him, he has a mutually civil and polite conversation with Riku.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Ansem, Seeker of Darkness Darkness, is quite soft-spoken to Riku for the majority of his screen time, but there's still no mistaking his malice. Right before the boss fight with him, he has a mutually civil and polite conversation with Riku.



** [[spoiler:Sora in the Nightmare Armor]]
** [[spoiler:Xemnas]] in Sora's story. Also a ClimaxBoss as well, due to the revelations and the aftermath of the battle.

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** [[spoiler:Sora in the Nightmare Armor]]
** [[spoiler:Xemnas]] in Sora's story. Also
For Sora, it's [[spoiler:Xemnas, who also serves as a ClimaxBoss as well, due to the revelations and the aftermath of the battle.battle]].
** For Riku, it's [[spoiler:a SequentialBoss against Young Xehanort, followed by Sora trapped in Ventus's Nightmare-possessed armor]].



** When Sora meets [[spoiler: Xemnas]] in Prankster's Paradise, the latter outright states the endgame revelation that [[spoiler: Nobodies can grow hearts]] in [[CueTheFlyingPigs a mocking manner]].
** The game's tagline counts as well. [[spoiler: "Darkness becomes light" (Riku becomes a Keyblade Master), "light falls into darkness" (Sora gets drowned in darkness and, despite coming back safe and sound, fails the Mark of Mastery exam).]]
** The game's cover is this too. Riku is soaring up towards the top, [[spoiler: Representing his sucess at passing the Mark of Mastery, and his ascension to a Keyblade master,]] while Sora is falling to the bottom of the cover while asleep[[spoiler: Representing him falling into Darkness and failing his Mark of Mastery exam]].

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** When Sora meets [[spoiler: Xemnas]] Xemnas in Prankster's Paradise, the latter outright states the endgame revelation that [[spoiler: Nobodies [[spoiler:Nobodies can grow hearts]] hearts in [[CueTheFlyingPigs a mocking manner]].
manner]].]]
** The game's tagline counts as well. [[spoiler: "Darkness [[spoiler:"Darkness becomes light" (Riku becomes a Keyblade Master), "light falls into darkness" (Sora gets drowned in darkness and, despite coming back safe and sound, fails the Mark of Mastery exam).]]
** The game's cover is this too. Riku is soaring up towards the top, [[spoiler: Representing his sucess while Sora is falling to the bottom. [[spoiler:This represents Riku's success at passing the Mark of Mastery, and his ascension to a Keyblade master,]] master, while Sora is falling to the bottom of the cover while asleep[[spoiler: Representing him falling falls into Darkness darkness and failing his Mark of Mastery exam]].



** Additionally, there are two - perhaps unintentional - examples in two games in the post-VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII "spinoff trio":
*** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', in Mission Mode, [[spoiler: Sora and Riku]] are unlockable characters. The former's WeaponOfChoice is described as "Keyblade" in the character select screen, while the latter's appears to be a "Sword". With [[InfinityPlusOneSword "Zero Gear"]] equipped, though, [[{{Irony}} the former's weapon becomes the Dream Sword, while the latter's becomes the Way to The Dawn keyblade]]. In ''[=KH3D=]'', [[spoiler: Sora fails the Mark of Mastery exam while Riku gets to become a Keyblade Master]].

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** Additionally, there are two - perhaps unintentional - examples two--perhaps unintentional--examples in two games in the post-VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII "spinoff trio":
*** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', in Mission Mode, [[spoiler: Sora and Riku]] Riku are unlockable characters. The former's WeaponOfChoice is described as "Keyblade" in the character select screen, while the latter's appears to be a "Sword". With [[InfinityPlusOneSword "Zero Gear"]] equipped, though, [[{{Irony}} the former's weapon becomes the Dream Sword, while the latter's becomes the Way to The the Dawn keyblade]].Keyblade]]. In ''[=KH3D=]'', [[spoiler: Sora fails the Mark of Mastery exam while Riku gets to become a Keyblade Master]].



** There's a small chance that [[spoiler:Young Xehanort]] will just fail to summon the clock that the player needs to Reality Shift to do the second phase of the fight, forcing a restart.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Sora's special attacks consist of teaming up with his Dream Eaters to utilize a powerful attack. Riku merges with his to enhance his attacks for devastating combos. [[spoiler: This is because Riku is effectively a Dream Eater himself within Sora's dreams.]]
** Similarly, the Drop mechanic itself overall. [[spoiler: Riku is effectively a Dream Eater within Sora's dreams]], so ''of course'' he can't be awake/asleep at the same time as Sora.

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** There's a small chance during the FinalBoss that [[spoiler:Young Xehanort]] Xehanort will just fail to summon the clock that the player needs to Reality Shift to do the second phase of the fight, forcing a restart.
restart.]]
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Sora's special attacks consist of teaming up with his Dream Eaters to utilize a powerful attack. Riku merges with his to enhance his attacks for devastating combos. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is because Riku is effectively a Dream Eater himself within Sora's dreams.]]
** Similarly, the Drop mechanic itself overall. [[spoiler: Riku [[spoiler:Riku is effectively a Dream Eater within Sora's dreams]], dreams, so ''of course'' he can't be awake/asleep at the same time as Sora.]]



* AGlitchInTheMatrix: Joshua is clued to the fact that the two separate versions of Traverse Town aren't parallel worlds by the sheer fact that Neku and Rhyme have less time on their "clock" than their respective partners, something only possible if time flows differently between two worlds, which, in turn, is not possible if the two worlds are supposed to be running parallel to each other. He informs Riku about this and warns him about a possible trap related to his and Sora's dreams.



* GreenEyedMonster: After Rinzler is defeated [[spoiler:and restored]] in battle, [[spoiler:Clu attacks Sora out of jealousy, which leads to Rinzler's HeroicSacrifice]].
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Some of the stuff that happens to Sora is pretty grim. [[spoiler:He nearly loses his heart forever, gets [[MindScrew mind-screwed]] on more than one occasion, has some pretty jarring nightmares [[IThoughtItMeant (no, not the monsters)]], and sees far more of Xehanort's evil than Riku]].

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Some of the stuff that happens to Sora is pretty grim. [[spoiler:He nearly loses his heart forever, gets [[MindScrew mind-screwed]] on more than one occasion, has some pretty jarring nightmares [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant (no, not the monsters)]], and sees far more of Xehanort's evil than Riku]].
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** "You made us a promise... that [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 you'd always be there to bring]] [[spoiler:us]] back. Got it memorized?"

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** "You made us a promise... that [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 you'd always be there to bring]] [[spoiler:us]] bring us]] back. Got it memorized?"



** The fight with [[spoiler:Young Xehanort sees him do a number of things that he did in Birth By Sleep. He summons the No Name keyblade, with the exact same motion as he used to summon his blades before the battle in Birth By Sleep, and can turn it into energy whips to attack Riku. When he stops time, he starts using the same energy blades as in that fight, and defends the clock with many of his old moves, including his clones, his basic LaserBlade combo, the χ-shaped energy waves, and a combination of Raging Storm and Whirlwind To The Void]].
*** Also, [[spoiler: the battle borrows elements from the boss fights with both Master Xehanort and Terra-Xehanort, including his initial fighting stance and his penchant for using [[EnergyBall Dark Volley/Zero Shot.]]]]

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** The fight with [[spoiler:Young Xehanort sees him do a number of things that he did in Birth By Sleep. ''Birth by Sleep''. He summons the No Name keyblade, "No Name" Keyblade with the exact same motion as he used to summon his blades before the battle in Birth By Sleep, ''Birth by Sleep'', and can turn it into energy whips to attack Riku. When he stops time, he starts using the same energy blades as in that fight, and defends the clock with many of his old moves, including his clones, his basic LaserBlade combo, the χ-shaped X-shaped energy waves, and a combination of Raging Storm and Whirlwind To The to the Void]].
*** Also, [[spoiler: the battle borrows elements from the boss fights with both Master Xehanort and Terra-Xehanort, including his initial fighting stance and his penchant for using [[EnergyBall Dark Volley/Zero Shot.]]]]Shot]].]]



** Before Sora falls asleep in [[spoiler:The World That Never Was]], [[spoiler:Young Xehanort]] repeats the ArcWords "Issho ni ikou."[[note]]"We'll go together."[[/note]] However, since this was translated as "Come with me" in the English version, it was LostInTranslation.

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** Before Sora falls asleep in [[spoiler:The World That Never Was]], the final world, [[spoiler:Young Xehanort]] repeats the ArcWords "Issho ni ikou."[[note]]"We'll go together."[[/note]] However, since this was translated as "Come with me" in the English version, it was LostInTranslation.



* CelestialDeadline: [[spoiler: Implied to be the reason why the real Organization XIII leaves in the climax rather than simply attempt the ritual again after Lea foils it; the Xehanorts cannot physically exist there simultaneously for long, and are forced to return to their respective timelines. The exact nature is unclear.]]

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* CelestialDeadline: [[spoiler: Implied [[spoiler:All but stated to be the reason why the real Organization XIII leaves in the climax rather than simply attempt the ritual again after Lea foils it; the Xehanorts cannot physically exist there simultaneously for long, and are forced to return to their respective timelines. The exact nature is unclear.]]



* ChekhovsSkill: The first world you go to after Traverse Town is likely La Cite De Cloches. The Reality Shift is Faithline, letting you create grindrails of light between enemy dream eaters to quickly zip between and attack all of them. Since these are world exclusive, you don't use it again unless you return to this world. [[spoiler:In the final world, Riku is looking for Sora and finds the first Dream Eater Sora made, a Meow Wow, across a giant abyss. Riku wonders how to get across, when the first Dream Eater he made, a Komory Bat, appears to Riku and gives him the idea to use Dreamline, which is Faithline between two ally Dream Eaters to get across.]]

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* ChekhovsSkill: The first world you go to after Traverse Town is likely La Cite De Cité des Cloches. The Reality Shift is Faithline, letting you create grindrails of light between enemy dream eaters to quickly zip between and attack all of them. Since these are world exclusive, you don't use it again unless you return to this world. [[spoiler:In the final world, Riku is looking for Sora and finds the first Dream Eater Sora made, a Meow Wow, across a giant abyss. Riku wonders how to get across, when the first Dream Eater he made, a Komory Bat, appears to Riku and gives him the idea to use Dreamline, which is Faithline between two ally Dream Eaters to get across.]]



* InvincibleVillain: [[spoiler:Master Xehanort becomes a rather egregious example near the end. He's now BackFromTheDead as if ''Birth by Sleep'' never even happened; gets to KickThemWhileTheyAreDown on Terra, Aqua, and Ven for their seeming now-{{Senseless Sacrifice}}s; invokes HijackedByGanon over pretty much everyone via his new StableTimeLoop; and, despite ultimately failing to get Sora, still manages to escape largely successful with his near-complete Seekers of Darkness in the end. Not to mention how he already has a XanatosGambit set up for ''Kingdom Hearts III'': The Guardians of Light have no choice but to fight in his upcoming Keyblade War, or else he'll just target the Princesses of Heart to use them for the X-Blade instead. Before the game's even out, no less.]]

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* InvincibleVillain: [[spoiler:Master Xehanort becomes a rather egregious example near the end. He's now BackFromTheDead as if ''Birth by Sleep'' never even happened; gets to KickThemWhileTheyAreDown on mocks Terra, Aqua, and Ven for their seeming seemingly now-{{Senseless Sacrifice}}s; invokes HijackedByGanon over pretty much everyone via his new StableTimeLoop; and, despite ultimately failing to get Sora, still manages to escape largely successful with his near-complete Seekers of Darkness in the end. Not to mention how he already has a XanatosGambit set up for ''Kingdom Hearts III'': The Guardians of Light have no choice but to fight in his upcoming Keyblade War, or else he'll just target the Princesses of Heart to use them for the X-Blade χ-blade instead. Before the game's even out, no less.]]



* TimeTravel: [[spoiler:Introduced in this entry, with different mechanics than the door method for Timeless River, this has essentially been responsible for the entirety of Xehanort's [[XanatosGambit Xehanort Gambit]] for the entirety of the series so far. The rules of time travel are rather unusual: They require a version of the time traveler to exist at the planned exit point. Ansem, the Seeker of Darkness, somehow gained the power to time travel when he gave up his physical body to become a Heartless [[note]]Or possibly, anyone who gives up their physical form in that manner can inherently travel through time. It's not very clear.[[/note]]. He was also able to transfer the power over to his younger self without requiring him to give up his body.]]

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* TimeTravel: [[spoiler:Introduced in this entry, with different mechanics than the door method for Timeless River, this has essentially been responsible for the entirety of Xehanort's [[XanatosGambit Xehanort Gambit]] for the entirety of the series so far. The rules of time travel are rather unusual: They require a version of the time traveler to exist at the planned exit point. point, and one must leave their body in order to do it. Ansem, the Seeker of Darkness, somehow gained the power to time travel this ability when he gave up his physical body to become a Heartless [[note]]Or possibly, anyone who gives up their physical form in that manner can inherently travel through time. It's not very clear.[[/note]].Heartless. He was also able to transfer the power over to his younger self without requiring him to give up his body.]]



** You know those five seconds of [[spoiler: Vanitas?]] Yeah, that's all the screen time [[spoiler: he]] gets in the game.
** Look at the box art for a while. Notice how Sora is falling while Riku is in a rising position ? Yup. [[spoiler:It serves as a {{Foreshadowing}} to the fact that Riku IS the real hero of this game, and what will happen to Sora late in the game.]]

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** You know those five seconds of [[spoiler: Vanitas?]] Yeah, that's all the screen time [[spoiler: he]] gets in the game.
** Look at the box art for a while. Notice how Sora is falling while Riku is in a rising position ? Yup. [[spoiler:It serves as a {{Foreshadowing}} to the fact that Riku IS is the real hero of this game, and what will happen to Sora late in the game.]]



* TwoLinesNoWaiting: Storylinewise, there's no waiting. However, it averts this in a highly [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality acceptable way]] - whenever you drop, the other campaign is essentially paused. Although bosses and dream eaters respawn and are reset.

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* TwoLinesNoWaiting: Storylinewise, Storyline-wise, there's no waiting. However, it averts this in a highly [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality acceptable way]] - whenever way]]--whenever you drop, the other campaign is essentially paused. Although paused, although bosses and dream eaters Dream Eaters respawn and are reset.



** The district [[spoiler: Julius from ''WesternAnimation/RunawayBrain'', who bears a strong resemblance to {{WesternAnimation/Pete}} the cat,]] is [[BonusBoss fought in]] is the same one featuring the CAT graffiti from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''.

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** The [[spoiler:The district [[spoiler: Julius from ''WesternAnimation/RunawayBrain'', who bears a strong resemblance to {{WesternAnimation/Pete}} the cat,]] cat, is [[BonusBoss fought in]] is the same one featuring the CAT graffiti from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''.]]



* WhamEpisode: About all of [[spoiler:The World That Never Was]]! Particular mention goes to the [[spoiler:scenes before Sora fights Xemnas, which delivers wham upon wham [[UpToEleven upon wham]], topping themselves the whole time]]!
* WhamLine: A conversation in [[spoiler:The World That Never Was]] changes (or [[TheUntwist confirms]]) everything we thought we knew about [[spoiler:Nobodies]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Xigbar/Braig]]:''' Aren't hearts great? Steer us wrong every time.\\

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* WhamEpisode: About all of [[spoiler:The World That Never Was]]! Particular mention goes to the [[spoiler:scenes before Sora fights Xemnas, which delivers wham upon wham [[UpToEleven upon wham]], topping themselves the whole time]]!
time!]]
* WhamLine: A conversation in [[spoiler:The World That Never Was]] the final world changes (or [[TheUntwist confirms]]) everything we thought we knew about [[spoiler:Nobodies]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Xigbar/Braig]]:''' -->'''[[spoiler:Xigbar]]:''' Aren't hearts great? Steer us wrong every time.\\



-->'''[[spoiler:Xigbar/Braig]]:''' Translation - they were gonna [[spoiler:turn all the members into Xehanort]].\\
'''Sora:''' [[spoiler:Make more Xehanorts]]? You tricked your friends to... But you - aren't you scared of just turning into someone else?\\
'''[[spoiler:Xigbar/Braig]]:''' Me? I'm already [[spoiler:half Xehanort]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Riku encounters a doppelganger of himself in Prankster's Paradise, which is implied to have been his Replica from ''Chain of Memories''. It's never explained how the Replica got there, if it's even real or part of the dream, or what happens to it after the encounter.]]

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-->'''[[spoiler:Xigbar/Braig]]:''' Translation - they --->'''[[spoiler:Xigbar:''' Translation--they were gonna [[spoiler:turn turn all the members into Xehanort]].Xehanort.\\
'''Sora:''' [[spoiler:Make Make more Xehanorts]]? Xehanorts? You tricked your friends to... But you - aren't you scared of just turning into someone else?\\
'''[[spoiler:Xigbar/Braig]]:''' '''Xigbar:''' Me? I'm already [[spoiler:half Xehanort]].
half Xehanort.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Riku Riku encounters a doppelganger of himself in Prankster's Paradise, which is implied to have been his Replica from ''Chain of Memories''. It's never explained how the Replica got there, if it's even real or part of the dream, or what happens to it after the encounter.]]



** [[spoiler:First to gather his 13 Seekers of Darkness, his memories were used by Xemnas to corrupt the members of Organization 13. If Xemnas succeeded, then he would have his Seekers. If he failed, not a problem, Xehanort's plan involved time travel so most of his Seekers were primed and ready across the time stream anyway.]]

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** [[spoiler:First to gather his 13 Seekers of Darkness, his memories were used by Xemnas to corrupt transform the members of Organization 13.XIII into Xehanort clones. If Xemnas succeeded, then he would have his Seekers. If he failed, not a problem, problem; Xehanort's plan involved time travel travel, so most of his Seekers were primed and ready across the time stream anyway.]]



** [[spoiler:And finally, in the slim chance the Keyblade Warriors don't play ball as the seven Guardians, Xehenort can still recreate the X-Blade by using the Seven Princess of Heart, which the Keyblade Warriors for obvious reasons can't allow and thus forcing their hand anyway.]]

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** [[spoiler:And finally, in the slim chance the Keyblade Warriors wielders don't play ball as the seven Guardians, Guardians of Light, Xehenort can still recreate the X-Blade χ-blade by using the Seven Princess seven Princesses of Heart, which the Keyblade Warriors for obvious reasons wielders can't allow and for obvious reasons, thus forcing their hand anyway.]]
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* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: Similar to [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth By Sleep]], the Level Cap is 99, but you can easily beat the game before you hit Level 40. The Trophies for the ''Final Chapter Prologue'' version acknowledge this by having the level-based Trophy simply be a combined total of 100 for both Sora and Riku. Any combination is fine.
* AccidentalMisnaming: When Lea returns, none of the other characters know his real name so they refer to him as Axel, his Nobody name. After a while he begrudgingly accepts it since that's what the other heroes are used to.

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* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: Similar to [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth By Sleep]], by Sleep]]'', the Level Cap is 99, but you can easily beat the game before you hit Level 40. The Trophies for the ''Final Chapter Prologue'' version acknowledge this by having the level-based Trophy simply be a combined total of 100 for both Sora and Riku. Any combination is fine.
* AccidentalMisnaming: When Lea returns, none of the other characters know his real name so they refer to him as Axel, his Nobody name. After a while while, he begrudgingly accepts it since that's what the other heroes are used to.



* AdaptedOut: Daisy Duck doesn't make appearance as Minnie's lady-in-waiting in Country of the Musketeers, a world based on ''WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers''. Quite ironic, considering she's also already established as Minnie's lady-in-waiting in ''Kingdom Hearts'' universe. Clarabelle, who is also a major character character in the movie, doesn't make appearance, either, and her absense makes the scene when Goofy runs off from the palace rather stupid. Instead of being tricked by her like in the movie, it looks like he just runs off for thinking he saw something that Sora (and the player) never even saw what the hell it was. Also, understandably, the scene where Donald was almost [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]] is also omitted because there's no way it could be included in a ''Kingdom Hearts'' game due to rating reason. But, unfortunately, it makes him more of a coward than he was in the movie, because rather than running away after he almost lost his life, instead he's just running away out of fear of ''[[GoldfishPoopGang Pete]]'' of all people.

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* AdaptedOut: Daisy Duck doesn't make appearance as Minnie's lady-in-waiting in Country of the Musketeers, a world based on ''WesternAnimation/MickeyDonaldGoofyTheThreeMusketeers''. Quite ironic, considering she's also already established as Minnie's lady-in-waiting in the ''Kingdom Hearts'' universe. Clarabelle, who is also a major character character in the movie, doesn't make appearance, either, and her absense absence makes the scene when Goofy runs off from the palace rather stupid. Instead stupid.[[note]]Instead of being tricked by her like in the movie, it looks like he just runs off for thinking he saw something that Sora (and the player) never even saw what the hell it was. was.[[/note]] Also, understandably, the scene where Donald was is almost [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]] is also understandably omitted because there's no way it could be included in a ''Kingdom Hearts'' game due to rating reason. But, unfortunately, it makes him more of a coward than he was in the movie, because rather than running away after he almost lost losing his life, instead he's just running away out of fear of ''[[GoldfishPoopGang Pete]]'' of all people.



** The Anti Black Coat appeared in a couple of trailers in montages alongside past characters like Xion, Terra, and Aqua. In the game its only role is a brief appearance in one short cutscene and a boss fight near the end.

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** The Anti Black Coat appeared in a couple of trailers in montages alongside past characters like Xion, Terra, and Aqua. In the game its Its only role in the game is a brief appearance in one short cutscene and a single boss fight near the end.



* AGlitchInTheMatrix: [[spoiler: Joshua is clued to the fact that the two separate versions of Traverse Town aren't parallel worlds by the sheer fact that Neku and Beat have less time on their "clock" than their respective partners, something only possible if time flows differently between two worlds, which, in turn, is not possible if the two worlds are supposed to be running parallel to each other. He informs Riku about this and warns him about a possible trap related to his and Sora's dreams.]]
* AmbidextrousSprite: An odd 3D example - Musketeer Mickey's hat will sometimes swap sides during cutscenes depending on what angle the camera starts relative to him.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: For the first time since ''Chain of Memories'', Riku features as a playable character with a role equal to Sora's. The Drop mechanic makes sure that you can switch at ''any'' time. Whether you want to or not, really. You can be in the middle of a swing and then drop to the other character. However, any fights (including boss fights) will restart from the beginning when you return.

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* AGlitchInTheMatrix: [[spoiler: Joshua is clued to the fact that the two separate versions of Traverse Town aren't parallel worlds by the sheer fact that Neku and Beat Rhyme have less time on their "clock" than their respective partners, something only possible if time flows differently between two worlds, which, in turn, is not possible if the two worlds are supposed to be running parallel to each other. He informs Riku about this and warns him about a possible trap related to his and Sora's dreams.]]
* AmbidextrousSprite: An odd 3D example - Musketeer example--Musketeer Mickey's hat will sometimes swap sides during cutscenes depending on what angle the camera starts relative to him.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: For the first time since ''Chain of Memories'', Riku features as a playable character with a role equal to Sora's. The Drop mechanic makes sure that you can switch at ''any'' time. Whether time, whether you want to or not, really.not. You can be in the middle of a swing and then drop to the other character. However, any fights (including boss fights) will restart from the beginning when you return.



* AntiFrustrationFeatures: ''HD'' remedies the issue with the limited-edition Dream Eaters by adding new Recipes for them that can be purchased at Shops, as well as additional manual recipes that make higher-ranked versions.

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: ''HD'' remedies the issue with the limited-edition Dream Eaters by adding new Recipes for them that can be purchased at Shops, shops, as well as additional manual recipes that make higher-ranked versions.



* ArcNumber: Both 7 and 13. While both numbers have been present in the series up until this point, their full InUniverse significance is finally revealed. This is also the seventh game in the series.

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* ArcNumber: Both 7 and 13. While both numbers have been present in the series up until this point, their full InUniverse significance is finally revealed.revealed as [[spoiler:they are the number of light and dark fragments, respectively, that are necessary to forge the χ-blade]]. This is also the seventh game in the series.



* ArchEnemies: Ansem, SOD is this to Riku, a fact Riku reflects on. Xemnas, despite being the incarnation of Xehanort who harasses Sora the most, averts this, as neither feel any particular, personal malice towards each other. [[spoiler: Until the end of Sora's story, when Xemnas reveals just how bad he is, disgusting Sora with his callous treatment of hearts and the Organization. It's this sudden rage at Xemnas that plays a key factor in the damaging of Sora's heart, as Xehanort intended all along]].

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* ArchEnemies: Ansem, SOD Ansem is this to Riku, a fact Riku reflects on. Xemnas, despite being the incarnation of Xehanort who harasses Sora the most, averts this, as neither feel any particular, personal malice towards each other. [[spoiler: Until other [[spoiler:until the end of Sora's story, when Xemnas reveals just how bad he is, disgusting Sora with his callous treatment of hearts and the Organization. It's this sudden rage at Xemnas that plays a key factor in the damaging of Sora's heart, as Xehanort intended all along]].



* AsYouKnow: At the beginning of Sora's half of the Prankster's Paradise chapter, Jiminy sits by himself and monologues about Pinocchio's origins and motivations as part of a lament on how he's run off on his own.

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* AsYouKnow: At the beginning of Sora's half of the Prankster's Paradise chapter, Jiminy sits by himself and monologues about Pinocchio's origins and motivations as part of a lament on while lamenting how he's run off on his own.



** As flat out stated in the secret ending of ''Re:coded'', Master Xehanort has returned now that his Heartless (Ansem) and Nobody (Xemnas) have been destroyed. However, his Heartless and Nobody end up being [[SubvertedTrope subversions]]. [[spoiler: They were pulled from a time before their defeat at the hands of Sora by Young Xehanort, and the latter makes it clear that they have to return eventually, and that [[YouCannotFightFate their destruction cannot be averted in any way. Master Xehanort reforming is proof of that.]] However, them being pulled into the Future to fight you still temporarily nulls the fact that you killed them off in order to stop them messing with the worlds in any way, shape or form to begin with, despite the fact that they're technically dead now, basically making the Final Bosses of the two numbered titles [[TheBattleDidntCount Battles that didn't count in the Grand Scheme of things.]] ]]

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** As flat out stated in the secret ending of ''Re:coded'', Master Xehanort has returned now that his Heartless (Ansem) and Nobody (Xemnas) have been destroyed. However, his Heartless and Nobody end up being [[SubvertedTrope subversions]]. [[spoiler: They were pulled from a time before their defeat at the hands of Sora by Young Xehanort, and the latter makes it clear that they have to return eventually, and that [[YouCannotFightFate their destruction cannot be averted in any way. Master Xehanort reforming is proof of that.]] However, them being pulled into the Future to fight you still temporarily nulls the fact that you killed them off in order to stop them messing with the worlds in any way, shape or form to begin with, despite the fact that they're technically dead now, basically making the Final Bosses of the two numbered titles [[TheBattleDidntCount Battles that didn't count in the Grand Scheme of things.]] ]]



* TheBattleDidntCount: Sora and Riku fight and defeat [[spoiler:Ansem, Xemnas, and Young Xehanort in The World That Never Was]]. However, these villains are soon after shown to be just fine in the cutscene "Seven Lights, Thirteen Darknesses", [[spoiler:[[CutscenePowerToTheMax with both Ansem and Xemnas kicking the asses of the heroes]]]].
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: [[spoiler:Riku has a battle in the center of ''Sora's heart'' against Sora himself, trapped in Ventus' Nightmare-possessed armor, in order to save him from his deep sleep in the depths of darkness.]]
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Provides a convenient HandWave near the end of the game for just how Master Xehanort was able to know so much about what was and is going to happen years ahead of time.
** Also because [[spoiler: he engineered a StableTimeLoop.]]

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* TheBattleDidntCount: Sora and Riku fight and defeat [[spoiler:Ansem, Xemnas, and Young Xehanort in The World That Never Was]]. However, these villains are soon after shown to be just fine in the cutscene "Seven Lights, Thirteen Darknesses", [[spoiler:[[CutscenePowerToTheMax with [[spoiler:with both Ansem and Xemnas kicking the asses of the heroes]]]].
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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: [[spoiler:Riku has a battle in the center of ''Sora's heart'' Sora's heart against Sora himself, trapped in Ventus' Nightmare-possessed armor, in order to save him from his deep sleep in the depths of darkness.]]
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Provides a convenient HandWave near the end of the game for just how Master Xehanort was able to know so much about what was and is going to happen years ahead of time. \n** Also because [[spoiler: he engineered a StableTimeLoop.]]



* {{BFS}}: The [[spoiler:World That Never Was']] Reality Shift, Nightmare's End/Mirage Split, creates an enormous [[YinYangBomb light/dark]] Keyblade twice as tall as Sora or Riku.

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* {{BFS}}: The [[spoiler:World That Never Was']] final world's Reality Shift, Nightmare's End/Mirage Split, creates an enormous [[YinYangBomb light/dark]] Keyblade twice as tall as Sora or Riku.



* BookEnds: One of the earliest things you can do in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' 1 is spar against Riku on the islands, and Sora fights him again to save him from the Darkness later in that game. [[spoiler: At the end of this game, Riku fights an Armor Possessed Sora to save him from the darkness.]]
** Also, the first game starts off with Sora waking up in the Dive to the Heart. [[spoiler: The Final Boss fight between Sora and Riku takes place in the Dive to the Heart.]]

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* BookEnds: One of the earliest things you can do in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' 1 ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'' is spar against Riku on the islands, and Sora fights him again to save him from the Darkness darkness later in that game. [[spoiler: At the end of this game, Riku fights an Armor Possessed the Armored Ventus Nightmare that's possessing Sora to save him from the darkness.]]
** Also, the The first game starts off with Sora waking up in the Dive to the Heart. [[spoiler: The Final Boss final boss fight between Sora and Riku takes place in the Dive to the Heart.]]



* BossBonanza: The game doesn't disappoint in this department, pitting you against a total of six bosses in the final world. [[spoiler: You only fight 1 as Sora, you fight the last 5 in two boss rushes as Riku.]]
** And when you revisit Traverse Town you fight three powered down bosses.

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* BossBonanza: The game doesn't disappoint in this department, pitting you against a total of six bosses in the final world. [[spoiler: You only fight 1 one as Sora, and you fight the last 5 five in two boss rushes as Riku.]]
** And when When you revisit Traverse Town Town, you fight three powered down bosses.



* ButtMonkey: [[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou Shiki]] seems to have a number of funny moments happen at her expense.
18th Mar '18 1:30:31 PM Irthe1981
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* SeahorseSteed: Sora can ride the Tatsu Steed and Tatsu Blaze dream eaters if he performs a [[CombinationAttack link attack]] with them. Notable in that they're [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial the flying sort of seahorse]], and they also move extremely slowly like actual sea horses. The purpose of the move is to use them as a turret of sorts rather then transportation, though.
25th Feb '18 2:12:47 PM nombretomado
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* ArtifactTitle: Part of the reason the subtitle is the way it is was so it could abbreviate to 3D (being, originally, a 3DS title and all). That said, the PS4 UpdatedRerelease doesn't have the 3DS's 3D functionality.

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* ArtifactTitle: Part of the reason the subtitle is the way it is was so it could abbreviate to 3D (being, originally, a 3DS title and all). That said, the PS4 [=PS4=] UpdatedRerelease doesn't have the 3DS's 3D functionality.
12th Feb '18 8:59:29 PM omegafire17
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* LeParkour: ''3D'' uses a new gameplay mechanic called "Flowmotion" in the Sleeping Worlds (accessible to at least the Traverse Town residents as well). By holding Y, the player can make Riku or Sora perform over-the-top acrobatics such as infinite wall-jumping, rail-grinding or spinning around poles, which also allows opportunities for special high-damage attacks.

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* LeParkour: ''3D'' uses a new gameplay mechanic called "Flowmotion" in the Sleeping Worlds (accessible to at least the Traverse Town residents as well). By holding or tapping Y, the player can make Riku or Sora perform over-the-top acrobatics such as infinite wall-jumping, rail-grinding or spinning around poles, which also allows opportunities for special high-damage attacks.
12th Feb '18 4:52:55 PM nombretomado
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** The district [[spoiler: Julius from ''WesternAnimation/RunawayBrain'', who bears a strong resemblance to {{Pete}} the cat,]] is [[BonusBoss fought in]] is the same one featuring the CAT graffiti from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''.

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** The district [[spoiler: Julius from ''WesternAnimation/RunawayBrain'', who bears a strong resemblance to {{Pete}} {{WesternAnimation/Pete}} the cat,]] is [[BonusBoss fought in]] is the same one featuring the CAT graffiti from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''.
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