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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right, [[MusicalAssassin Demyx]], [[DeathDealer Luxord]], [[BladeOnAStick Xaldin]], [[GunsAkimbo Xigbar]], [[RingsOfDeath Axel]], [[SkeletonKey Roxas]], [[LaserBlade Xemnas]], [[SkeletonKey Xion]], [[OneHandedZweihander Saïx]], [[SinisterScythe Marluxia]], [[AnAxeToGrind Lexaeus]], [[ThrowTheBookAtThem Zexion]], [[KnifeNut Larxene]] and [[ShieldBash Vexen]]]]

This is a listing of the Members of Organization XIII that appear in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. Visit the main characters index [[Characters/KingdomHearts here]] for other characters who appear in the series.

A [[SpecificallyNumberedGroup group of thirteen]] (temporarily fourteen (sort of)) villains introduced in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'', though it was not formally named until ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. When someone with a strong heart is turned into a Heartless, the discarded body gets up with a life and will of its own as a Nobody. This group of particularly powerful Nobodies, who were able to retain human form on top of "existing" in the first place, seeks to regain their hearts at whatever cost.

For most of their human forms go [[Characters/KingdomHeartsSupportingOriginals here]], with the exception of Xemnas's and Xigbar's human forms which are [[Characters/KingdomHeartsXehanortsIncarnations here]], Axel's human form which is [[Characters/KingdomHeartsRoxasAxelAndXion here]] and Roxas' human form which is [[Characters/KingdomHeartsSora here]].
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!Organization XIII
[[folder:General]]

While the Organization is a pretty varied group, the following tropes are universal throughout the Organization:
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Lexaeus, Axel, Vexen, Luxord, and Roxas. Xemnas' name is really cool, too, for [[PerfectlyCromulentWord slithering off the tongue]]. As a result, it certainly ''sounds'' imposing.
* AntiVillain: They're incomplete beings that are trying to regain their hearts and become whole again, though they go about this by antagonizing Sora and co. In a conversation with Roxas, Naminé even admits that she's not sure if the Organization is truly good or bad.
* BackFromTheDead: Several members of the Organization return in ''3D'' revived as their Somebodies. Some have taken HeelFaceTurn opportunities or are implied to have, but others are even worse than they used to be.
* BadassBookworm: Half of the gang were {{Mad Scientist}}s before they got their EvilMakeover. Or rather Xehanort, Even, and Ienzo were, while others appeared to be apprenticed to [[EmperorScientist Ansem]] for other ventures than his scientific ability.
* BadassLongcoat: All of them wear those awesome black coats.
* BlackCloak: Their outfit provides the current page image.
* BonusBoss: Every last one, in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII [[UpdatedRerelease Final]] [[NoExportForYou Mix+]]'', by way of the Cavern of Remembrance.
* BossBattle: Every last one, at least once.
* {{The Chessmaster}}s: Xemnas and Xigbar above all.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* CoDragons: Saïx and Xigbar. The former is more of an administrator/enforcer, handing out missions and punishing dissenters, while the latter keeps to the background.
* CursedWithAwesome: Congrats on being turned into a Nobody! Even if you lose your heart, you now have access to either one of several unique abilities (energy projectile, polymorphism, super strength) or if you were of strong will before losing your heart you can retain physical and magical ability you had in life. However, judging from Braig's appearance in ''Birth by Sleep'', it's possible that they already has some form of their powers before becoming Nobody.
* DeathInAllDirections: Most of them have some very powerful abilities which wreck mass havoc and kill nearly anything in range (which in some cases is larger than a football field).
* ElementalPowers: Each member has some sort of affinity. Some of these are a bit unintuitive: for instance, time is an attribute, but represented in-game only as putting timers on things. Xemnas' Nothingness manifests as tentacles and red energy beams (Ethereal Blades), which at first glance doesn't seem to have much to do with ThePowerOfTheVoid. Nothingness is actually a material (essentially flesh; it's what Nobodies are made of) that can be hardened into energy, or manipulated as appendages and is inimical to everything in the Light and Dark Realms (hence the "void" part). This counter-intuitive approach to ElementalPowers causes occasional confusion.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: They will also absorb the element they possess and will receive very heavy damage from the one they are weak to. Due to the element system in ''II'' not accounting for "water" element spells, however, this leads to the odd situation where Demyx is counted as an "ice" element enemy, and weakened more heavily by ''fire'' spells.
* EvilVersusEvil: They got into a hard competition with Maleficent and her allies for the claim of Kingdom Hearts. Since they had more knowledge about the powers of darkness, they were for a time one step ahead, but when Maleficent and Pete [[EnemyMine allied with Sora, King Mickey, and the rest of the group in the endgame]], they eventually lost the game to them.
* FlawedPrototype: What the first incarnation of the Organization was, thanks to the efforts of Sora, Riku, King Mickey and the rest, which is lead to the [[SuperiorSuccessor True Organization XIII: made of 13 more suitable hosts for Xehanort]].
* GrandTheftMe: Xemnas's entire reason for forming the Organization was to gather together 12 new hosts for Master Xehanort's plans. MX has already begun the process of taking over Braig/Xigbar and Isa/Saïx, explaining why their eyes turned gold and their hair is of a lighter color than in their respective games.
* HumanoidAbomination: They are described as living rifts in the way things work: their existence defy the natural laws of the universe in a way that the Heartless do not. Since the very basis of their lives breaks physics (or whatever passes for it), they gain tremendous power over the arcane and the elemental. Doubles as a BishonenLine.
* IconicSequelCharacter: Aside from Xemnas in ''Final Mix'', there's no mention of them at all in the first game.
* ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty: Based on those we've seen pre-transformation. Aeleus, for instance, looks the same as Lexaeus, but the Nobodies who lost their heart at a young age (Zexion, Axel, Saïx) all continued to age normally. This could also be a case of NotAllowedToGrowOld.
* InTheHood: All of their coats have hoods attached to them and all of them at one point or another are seen wearing it up.
* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: In ''3D'', Sora learns that Xemnas and Xigbar purposefully concealed from the Organization the fact that Nobodies can naturally develop a new heart over time. The promise of hearts was to string them all along, while he convinced them all that any emotions they had were fake which isolated them and kept them from maturing a new heart leaving them as potential empty vessels. Sora is suitably outraged by this revelation.
* [[KnightOfCerebus Knights of Cerebus]]: The True Organization XIII formed in ''Dream Drop Distance'' is [[ApocalypseCult considerably more terrifying than the original]], having done away with any [[QuirkyMinibossSquad quirky]] or [[PunchClockVillain anti-villainous]] members.
* LackOfEmpathy: As Nobodies, they cannot truly feel anything and thus have no qualms about putting others in danger to achieve their goals... or so Xemnas lead them to believe. Many of them display it, eagerly embracing the idea that they have no hearts.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn8MMetAsfs "Another Side"]], various remixes of which appear as battle themes and other themes relating to the group.
* LetXBeTheUnknown: The "X" theme is a mark of Xehanort's ownership, otherwise known as the "Recusant's Sigil".
* LightningBruiser: While normal boss fights against them vary, as BonusBoss fights in the ''[[UpdatedRerelease Final Mix+]]'' just about all of them are this in at least one phase of the fight.
* MesACrowd: They're an integral part of one orchestrated by Master Xehanort to recreate the thirteen incarnations of darkness needed to forge the χ-blade. Xehanort intends to use his own dark heart split across all the members to achieve this.
* NamedWeapons: ''358/2 Days'' reveals that all of their weapons have official names.
* OnlyOneName: When renamed by Xemnas, they all only retained one name. Whether or not this is always true of their times as being humans is unknown, but also seems to be the case by the looks of those we've seen.
* PersonalityPowers: All of the members have a personality that fits their "Attribute," though a few fit in non-typical ways.
%%* PersonOfMassDestruction
* SignificantAnagram: Their names are actually scrambled versions of their past names with an X added. However, not all of their past names are known, while Xemnas technically used someone else's name.
* TheSociopath: Almost every member except for [[AntiVillain Roxas]], [[TragicMonster Xion]], and [[DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent Axel]] (and in Axel's case, it's only after befriending the other two; before that, he was ''quite'' sociopathic). Literally being heartless doesn't leave much room for empathy.
* TheSoulless: Not literally, however. A Nobody is composed of the body and soul of a being with a sufficiently strong heart whose heart has been taken by TheHeartless. However, their emotionless state renders most of the trope valid.
* StandardEvilOrganizationSquad: They currently provide the page image.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Xemnas, Xigbar, and Saïx have them. As ''3D'' shows [[GrandTheftMe there's a reason for this]].
* TestedOnHumans: Most of the apprentices' MadScientist ventures involved human experimentation like [[WasOnceAMan turning people into Heartless]].
* TragicVillain: A lot of them seemed to be decent people before they became Nobodies.
* ThemeNaming: In ''Days'' most character's weapons all follow some sort of named theme Xemnas's are [[BadBoss named after terms of authority and negativity]], Xaldin's are ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming, Vexen's are [[AnIcePerson cold]] [[MadScientist and thinking terminology]], Lexaeus's are [[DishingOutDirt minerals]] and [[LostInTranslation Japanese idioms and literature references]], Zexion's are synonyms for [[BadassBookworm books and magic]], Saïx's are [[{{Lunacy}} moon-related]], Axel's all refer to [[PlayingWithFire fire, heat, and explosions]], Demyx has MusicalThemeNaming, Luxord's are [[TarotMotifs tarot cards]], Marluxia's are all [[FloralThemeNaming flowers]], Larxene's are all in [[GratuitousFrench French]], and Roxas's are [[LightEmUp light phenomenon]] and [[TheWoobie references to the pain of loneliness]].
** As well every member has the letter X in their name.
* ThemeTable: Each member has their own unique [[ElementalPowers element]], [[WeaponOfChoice weapon]] and title.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: They're called Organization XIII and their ambitions have brought a lot of misfortune to the worlds.
* UncannyValley: Alluded to in-universe, although it's rarely apparent to the player.
* TheUnfettered: They wish to regain their hearts, and whether it's either plunging a world or two into darkness or outright attempting to KILL someone, they don't care what they have to do to make that wish come true.
* UnwittingPawn: The entire Organization was formed not to regain the members' hearts, but out of a combination of Xemnas wanting to attain the [[RealityWarper reality-warping]] potential of Kingdom Hearts and to facilitate a plot that would allow Master Xehanort to clone his heart among thirteen separate bodies, which will give him a true shot at forging the χ-Blade.
* VillainTeleportation: Several members get in on the action. The undisputed champion of this trope would be FragileSpeedster Larxene, who even possesses a sleight in ''Chain of Memories'' named Teleport Rush.
* WeaponOfChoice: Each of them has a weapon that they use exclusively. Though most are original, some are based on ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' classes.
* YouAreNumberSix: All members are given a number to denote the order in which they joined, Xemnas being I and the original five apprentices being II through VI. Otherwise the numbers are inconsequential concerning rank, aside from Xigbar, Number II, being TheDragon.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Courtesy of being born physically and mentally the same age as their original selves whenever they perished. Unless you consider their existences to just be a continuation of their first lives, none of them are older than 11 by the end of ''Kingdom Hearts II''.
* WouldHitAGirl: Both Axel and Marluxia were willing to get Namine killed if it means getting what they want. Saïx also had his Berserker Nobodies corner Kairi and Namine when they try to escape.
* WouldHurtAChild: None of them have any compunction towards physically or emotionally attacking children, as seen with Marluxia and Larxene's actions towards Namine, Sora, Riku (Replica), and even their own members, Roxas and Xion.
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[[folder:I: Xemnas]]
->''See Characters/KingdomHeartsXehanortsIncarnations''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:II: Xigbar]]
!The Freeshooter (Original Name: Braig)
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[[caption-width-right:300:"See, that would work... if I were just any old dude. 'Cept I'm not. I'm with the Organization. Nothing 'any old' about me."]]
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->"Have you been a good boy? Oh, it sounds like you haven't!"

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/HochuOtsuka (Japanese), James Patrick Stuart (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded Re:coded]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]''

Number II, one of the founding members of the Organization. Although he acts like a surfer dude most of the time, he's actually one of the deadliest members of the group.

As a human, he was Braig, one of Ansem the Wise's six apprentices. He also returns in ''Birth by Sleep'' as a recurring foe, and turns out to be a lot more important than anyone suspected. In ''Dream Drop Distance'' he is BackFromTheDead and one of the thirteen vessels of Xehanort's heart in his True Organization XIII.
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* AccentAdaptation: He was given a surfer-dude accent in the English version of ''II'' as the equivalent of the Japanese version of a similar accent to reflect his laid-back attitude. It gets downplayed in later appearances.
* AffablyEvil: He's very laid back about his position in the Organization.
* AlphaStrike: His desperation attack in ''II'' involves creating and firing projectiles from several directions down on Sora's current location.
* BackFromTheDead: In ''3D'' he comes back despite the destruction of his Heartless and Nobody.
** In the ''2.5'' secret ending "Destiny" reveals he did come back as Braig, so he either prefers Xigbar or others call him Xigbar out of habit.
* BastardUnderstudy: As Braig to Master Xehanort. The secret ending of ''Birth by Sleep'' even shows that every event that transpires in the first ''Kingdom Hearts'' onwards is attributed to him carrying out Master Xehanort's plans.
* BifurcatedWeapon: He can combine his two arrowguns to form a sniper rifle. This got cut in the English version of ''II'' in order to keep things kid friendly.
* BottomlessMagazines: Averted. "R for reload!" Played straight with his [[Main/BonusBoss Data Replica]], though.
* BreakoutVillain: Similar to Axel, Xigbar's role in the series has greatly expanded with each release.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's extremely lax and joking, but this is all just a facade to lure people into a false sense of security to hide how dangerous he really is and what he really knows.
* CatchPhrase: "As if!"
* ChekhovsGunman: Xigbar first appears in ''Kingdom Hearts II'', where his role in the Organization is secondary to Xemnas, Saïx, and Axel. By the time of ''Birth By Sleep'' it turns out every major event that transpires over the course of the series happens because he planted the ideas in Terra-Xehanort's head.
* CombatPragmatist: Lampshaded.
-->'''Braig (to Terra)''': ''"You think I'm gonna fight fair? As if!"''
* ConsummateLiar: A trait he carries as far back as his Somebody, Braig.
* CoDragons: With Saïx to Xemnas in ''Days''.
* CoolGun: He has two Arrowguns, Sharpshooter.
* DeceptiveDisciple: While he played the role of an apprentice to Ansem the Wise, he was anything but one, cementing this.
* DeadpanSnarker: Xigbar is a very sarcastic individual, almost never taking anything seriously.
* TheDragon: As of ''Birth by Sleep'', where he was a secondary dragon, and revelations there mean he was a secret Dragon in ''II''. Revelations in ''Dream Drop Distance'' and a select few scenes in '''' make it quite clear, however, that he is the ''true'' Dragon to Xehanort/Xemnas, by virtue of being the only one besides Xehanort to know ''what the hell is going on''.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: Depending on how much Xemnas remembered about the plans and his own past, Xigbar, as the only one to remember everything, would therefore be secretly guiding him. Xigbar was almost certainly manipulating and/or providing planning for Xemnas, but whether it was a little helpful advice and a reminder, or MagnificentBastard puppetry is as unknown as Xemnas's amnesia's extent, though it's probably in the middle. He, as Braig, probably served as TheCorrupter for Terra-Xehanort, given that he's been at least partially possessed by Master Xehanort since the events of ''Birth by Sleep'', to make sure that their plans weren't laid to waste.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: In ''Dream Drop Distance'', he tries to break Sora's spirit by pointing out to him that, since his power comes from his friends, he has no power on his own. He's utterly baffled when his words have the exact opposite effect on Sora and he doesn't understand the latter's altruism.
* EvilMakeover: Braig started out with brown eyes and normal ears. By the end of the game, his remaining eye is yellow and his ears are pointed, a sign of Xehanort's possession over him.
* EvilSoundsRaspy: His voice is more gravely compared to other characters.
* EyepatchOfPower: Xigbar is missing his right eye, but that doesn't impede his sharpshooting at all.
* EyeScream: ''Birth by Sleep'' shows that Braig lost his right eye by being hit in the face with a ball of darkness fired by Terra's Keyblade.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: His arrowguns shoot laser bullets and don't look like traditional firearms.
* GrandTheftMe: In ''Dream Drop Distance'', he reveals that he's been partially possessed by Master Xehanort since ''Birth by Sleep''.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Take a wild guess which. Like with his eye, Xigbar received this as Braig by having a ball of dark energy from Terra's Keyblade graze his face when it was launched to free Master Xehanort from the chains that bound him to a pillar.
* GravityMaster: He has control over gravity. He mostly uses it to hang upside-down above the battlefield and walk in the air.
* GunsAkimbo: He even did this as Braig, when they were crossbow-type weapons.
* TheGunslinger
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: It's implied that Xigbar/Braig is envious of the Keyblade wielders and joined Xehanort in hopes of becoming one himself.
* ItsAllAboutMe: See EvilCannotComprehendGood and VillainousBreakdown. His baffled reaction to Sora's words suggest he mostly wants the Keyblade to feel special, and not for any greater goals, unlike the latter who is fine with being "less special" as long as he can serve the greater good and help his friends.
* {{Jerkass}}: It's on the same level as Master Xehanort, if not more so than his own Somebody.
* {{Joke Weapon}}s: Casual Gear gives him hair dryers. Mystery Gear gives him [[InstrumentOfMurder trumpets]].
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: In ''Birth By Sleep'' he approaches Aqua and Ventus and states his intention to kill them both, despite the latter ''being encased in ice''.
* KingMook: To the Sniper Nobodies, who apply similar, but far less deadly, tactics to Xigbar. They even have eye-patches in the same place as Xigbar's.
* LaughablyEvil: Easily one of the snarkiest and most irreverent villains in the franchise. By ''3D'', his jokes have gotten downright meta.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In ''3D''. "Let's hit these plot points in order, Sora."
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''3D'' gives him [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1G3pqNJh2U "Xigbar"]], a slightly faster variation of "Organization XIII" with a waltz rhythm and a sinister string part added.
* TheNicknamer: In ''358/2 Days'' he calls Roxas "tiger" and "kiddo" several times, refers to Axel as "Flamsilocks" once and continually calls Xion "Poppet", though the last one is a critical clue on the nature of what Xion really is.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He's probably one of the Organization's smarter members and is one of the only people in the franchise to actually know what Xehanort's up to. He also rarely takes anything seriously and likes to {{Troll}} his fellow Organization members.
* MageMarksman: He was skilled with gravity and space magic even while human.
* MeaningfulName: His Organization title, "The Freeshooter". It comes from an opera called Der Freischütz, where the eponymous freeshooter makes a DealWithTheDevil to gain seven magical bullets. Six of these strikes whoever he wants to, but the seventh is controlled by the devil. While Xigbar's alliance with Master Xehanort isn't implied to have given him his abilities, he still has some control over him since part of his heart resides in Xigbar.
* MetaGuy: He was already snarky, but by ''3D'' his jokes have gotten rather self-aware.
* MoreThanMeetsTheEye: Invoked all throughout the series through both his Somebody and himself.
* MulticoloredHair: Black and grey. At first glance, you might think it's a sign of him aging. It's actually a sign of his partial possession by Xehanort.
* NumberTwo: Scenes from ''Birth by Sleep'' and ''3D'' show that he's been Master Xehanort's right-hand-man from the very beginning, helping him in various ways and {{Implied|Trope}} to be one of Xemnas' confidants in Organization XIII.
* ParanoiaFuel: At the end of ''Birth by Sleep'', Terra-Xehanort acts as an in-universe example of this for him. Braig isn't 100% sure that it's not really Terra under there, and given that Terra was the one who scarred Braig's face, his uneasiness is almost palpable. Given that he's at least partially Xehanort at the time, he's probably fearing that Terra's memories would resurface and their plans getting laid to waste.
* PersonalityPowers: He plays with people and with gravity, it fits.
* PetTheDog: Compared to [[{{Jerkass}} Larxene]], [[CynicalMentor Xaldin]], or [[InsufferableGenius Vexen]], Xigbar's attitude towards Roxas is rather playful, serving as a TricksterMentor to him. He once told Roxas that he cared for his future and he often called him "kiddo" or "tiger". He was also hurt by Roxas's eventual desertion of the Organization, showing there was genuine attachment, though considering that he was in on Master Xehanort's plan on using all other Organization members as vessels for his heart, this very well was an act.
* PointyEars: Courtesy of partial Xehanort possession.
* RecurringBoss: In ''Birth by Sleep''.
* RuggedScar: He has one over his left cheek.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In ''3D'', he quickly decides Xemnas can handle Sora alone after Sora's friendship speech makes images of ALL his allies appear around him.
-->"Those are just words!" (''backing away'') "You - you've lost. Fine, see where your power gets you here. Xemnas, he's all yours!" (''books it out of there'')
* ShipperOnDeck: He teases Roxas about Xion, going so far as to give advice on how to impress her. It's heavily implied to have been a sick joke, as he knew about Xion's true purpose as a Replica designed to absorb Roxas.
* {{Skunk Stripe}}s: Courtesy of partial Xehanort possession.
* SlasherSmile: He gave one of those when he was about to snipe Sora's head.
* SmugSnake
* SpaceMaster: With some overlap with GravityMaster. He is able to completely change the makeup of his boss arena at will when fought in ''Kingdom Hearts II'', as well as having more control over Corridors of Darkness to attack from multiple angles at once.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The North American release of ''II'' misinterpreted his real name as Bleig; the PAL release and all subsequent games rectified this.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Braig's remaining eye becomes yellow after he accepts Xehanort's gradual possession of him.
* SurferDude: But not just ANY old dude...
* TallDarkAndSnarky: As Braig before he gets his scars from Terra.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Thanks to his space attribute.
* TeleportSpam: Uses corridors of darkness to rapidly attack from different angles during his boss fight in ''II''.
* ThisCannotBe: When you defeat him in ''II'' he says "I lost...? Me...?"
* {{Troll}}: See ShipperOnDeck. He also trolls Zexion on Xemnas's connection to the Chamber of Repose, Saïx over Xemnas's true identity and Sora on his connection to Roxas.
* VillainousBreakdown: Experiences two brief ones in ''3D'' when Sora states that even though he's not one of the Keyblade's chosen ones, he's proud to be connected to the people that are and also when Lea shows up to save Sora from becoming one of Master Xehanort's vessels. In the former, he drops his affable demeanor and reasserts in a stunned tone that those are just words and Sora has lost. For the latter, he finally starts showing real anger and tells Master Xehanort "What now?!"
* WhamLine: "I'm already half Xehanort!"
* WildCard: It seems he has his own plans, as revealed in the ''Re:coded'' secret ending while he was talking with [[AmbiguouslyEvil Young Xehanort]].
* WouldHurtAChild: In ''Birth By Sleep'' he tries to kill Ven at the Keyblade Graveyard (along with Aqua)...[[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown and with Ven encased in solid ice, no less.]] However, after Aqua beats him in combat, he stated that he was really there to buy time, presumably so that Vanitas could arrive and fuse with Ven.
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[[folder:III: Xaldin]]
!The Whirlwind Lancer (Original Name: Dilan)
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[[caption-width-right:300:"When Kingdom Hearts is ours, we can exist fully and completely. So you see, Beast -- that's why we need your Heartless AND your Nobody."]]
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->"Feed your anger! Only anger will keep you strong."

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/YosukeAkimoto (Japanese), David Dayan Fisher (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]''

Number III of the Organization and one of its founding members. He spends most of his time trying to corrupt [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast the Beast]] for the Organization's purposes.

In his past life as Dilan, he was one of Ansem's six apprentices who betrayed him by researching the Heartless.
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* AdaptationalWimp: He's one of the strongest members of the Organization in the games, but is a total joke who gets easily beat up by Beast and then killed by a replica of ''Vexen'' in the manga.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Surprisingly enough in ''Birth by Sleep'' as Dilan shows no signs of his eventual [[FaceHeelTurn betrayal of his master]] and general douchebaggery. Instead, he is presented as both extremely loyal to his master and genuinely concerned for Ventus's well being.
** ''Dream Drop Distance'' implies that none of the apprentices (save Terra-Xehanort and Braig) willingly gave themselves over to the darkness.
* BackFromTheDead: As Dilan in ''3D''. Aeleus mentions that he and Even are back but that they aren't stable yet, so they are currently resting. Given Aeleus and Ienzo's attitudes after their resurrections, it's possible that Dilan will undergo a HeelFaceTurn.
* BattleAura: Once Xaldin starts to get low on health, he enters a berserker-like state, similar to Saïx, where he's shrouded in green energy and the screen darkens. Unlike Saïx and Lexeaus' Absent Silhouette, he can't be knocked out of it by Sora's efforts, only exiting this trance after a period of time. Expect to see it used more and more as the fight wears on, so stock up some [[DeathFromAbove Jump]] Reaction Commands to help expedite the process.
* BigOlEyebrows: His eyebrows are far more prominent than your standard fair in this organization.
* BladeOnAStick: His six lances, Lindworm.
* BlowYouAway: Xaldin controls the wind, granting him {{Flight}}, the ability to manipulate his weapons without touching them, and powerful blasts of air.
* TheBrute: But like Lexaeus, not stupid.
* CynicalMentor: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]]. Xaldin is never emotionally supportive of Roxas and often snarks at his more naive comments on missions, but most of the advice that he gives Roxas is actually quite accurate and useful, especially his comment [[ChekhovsClassroom about where a giant Heartless would attack from at Beast's Castle]]. He also generously rewards Roxas if his sidequests are completed.
* DeathFromAbove: He has the signature Jump attack of a Dragoon from ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. He also commands the Dragoon Nobodies directly based off of the class.
* DeathInAllDirections
* DualWielding: Six lances, always with at least four being held up by wind currents.
* DreadlockWarrior: He has several long and thin dreadlocks tied together into a ponytail and is a very competent fighter.
* EvilBrit: In the English adaptation.
* FlashStep: He can literally outrun the winds.
* FlyingWeapon: Since he can't easily hold six lances at once he has several of them float around on drafts of wind.
* HotBloodedSideburns
* {{Jerkass}}: In ''358/2 Days''. Just try to find a scrap of his dialogue that isn't insulting you or ordering you around. Let's not forget his [[KickTheDog attitude toward the Beast]]...
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As Dilan in ''Birth by Sleep''. He's initially dismissive of Ventus, but worries for his safety once the latter runs off to chase after an Unversed.
* JokeWeapon: Casual Gear gives him broomsticks. Mystery Gear gives him dragon-themed lances.
* KickTheDog: In nearly everything he does to the Beast. His diary entry in ''358/2 Days'' shows he's bitterly envious of the Beast (hating how he has such a powerful heart, which Xaldin lacks, and yet squanders that power by giving in to the "weakness" that is love), so obviously he wants to do his damnedest to make him miserable.
* KingMook: To the Dragoon Nobodies, who use similar weapons to him.
* ManipulativeBastard: Spends most of his time playing with Beast's head to try and turn him into a Heartless AND a Nobody for the Organization.
* OneHitKill
* PersonalityPowers: He's nothing like the typical wind user. However, wind is considered the element of "Knowledge," something Xaldin had in spades. Wind can also be extremely brutal and destructive, such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Something we ALL know Xaldin, as his position of ThatOneBoss, has in spades, too.
* PowerFloats: Because he rides wind currents.
* ReverseArmFold: One of his common "non-combat" poses - which makes sense, given his power and martial nature.
* {{Sadist}}: Once Xaldin unhoods himself, he is [[SlasherSmile smiling in wicked pleasure]] in almost every scene he's in, showing just how much he is enjoying his psychological torment of poor Beast. A secret report in ''Days'' shows that this is because of his total personal disdain for Beast and all those who suffer from the "weakness" of love.
* SadisticChoice: "What shall I leave behind? Belle... or the rose?"
** For the record, ''Belle'' [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome chooses the rose]] (and to be fair to Beast, he had already chosen Belle just before that).
* ShapingYourAttacks: Into a dragon.
* SmugSnake: Shown quite clearly in the Final Mix version of ''KHII'' when he lectures Luxord about how being too careless will cause him to "suffer Demyx's fate". Guess who ''actually'' ends up being the next member of the group to die?
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The North American release of ''KHII'' misinterpreted his real name as Dilin; the PAL release and all subsequent games rectified this.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: His strategy of using the Beast's anger to control him makes him ''very'' similar to [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas Forte]].
* VocalEvolution: His voice in the English dub gradually grew more gravelly with each game.
* WickedCultured: His wild looks aside, Xaldin seems to have a good eye for art and architecture in ''358/2 Days''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:IV: Vexen]]
!The Chilly Academic (Original Name: Even)
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[[caption-width-right:300:"I'm a scientist. Experiments are what I do, yes."]]

->"Pity to be so ignorant. As you're only able to see the surface of things, I should not expect you to appreciate my true might."

-->'''Voiced by''': Tatsuya Kando (''COM''), Creator/NachiNozawa (Japanese), Creator/DerekStephenPrince (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II: Final Mix]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]''

Number IV of the Organization and one of its founders. The group's resident scientist, he's always interested in new test subjects for his experiments.

Before he became a Nobody, he was Even, one of the six apprentices of Ansem the Wise who betrayed him by researching the Heartless and destroying Radiant Garden.
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* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: In ''Birth by Sleep'', Even seems to be genuinely kind and helpful instead of the InsufferableGenius he later becomes after [[FaceHeelTurn betraying his master]].
* AnnoyingLaugh: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHy99AllPMk Here.]]
* BackFromTheDead: As Even in ''3D''. Aeleus mentions that he and Dilan are back but that they aren't stable yet, so they are currently resting. Given Aeleus and Ienzo's attitudes after their resurrections, it's possible that Even will undergo a HeelFaceTurn.
* TheChewToy: A villainous example. [[WordOfGod Nomura even said]] he has an "undeniable loser feel" to him.
* ClimaxBoss: The first one of Sora's story in ''Chain of Memories'', being the first member to be rematched and killed off. The second battle also takes place during a WhamEpisode, just as important revelations are about to be made.
* DeadlyDisc: Giant Snowflakes actually.
* DeadpanSnarker: During his calm moments.
* DeathInAllDirections
* EvilKnockoff: In addition to making the Riku Replica he can make an Anti-Sora replica mid combat in his Data battle.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: This seems to be his specialty, with his creation of the Riku Replica and Xion.
* EvilGenius: So much that despite his pathetic nature, [[WordOfGod Nomura]] said in the Japanese character report books that he and many of the development staff considered Vexen to be the most evil Organization member in ''Chain of Memories'', being to it "what Xemnas is to [=KH2=]" in terms of malevolence.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: He's the member of the Organization with deadly ice powers.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Professor Hojo]]. {{Mad Scientist}}s whose work goes on to have horrible effects on the universe. Plus the [[EvilLaugh loopy cackles]]. Oh, and they even have the same Japanese seiyuu: Nachi Nozawa. Though, this being an E-rated game, Vexen's a lot less... ''[[EvilutionaryBiologist extreme]]'' than Hojo, and Nozawa's performance is significantly less frightening.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: In ''Re:Chain of Memories'' he's brutally immolated by Axel.
* FourIsDeath: He's the first of the Organization to be destroyed.
* GreenEyes: Of the crazy, way-too-bright variety.
* HarmlessFreezing: His Freeze spell.
* HisNameIs: He ends up being executed by Axel for trying to tell Sora about Roxas.
* AnIcePerson: His element is ice, which lets him summon snow and frost to barrage enemies.
* InsufferableGenius: He's easily one of the smartest minds of the Organization, and he tends to brag about it to his allies.
* {{Jerkass}}: He ''loves'' to insult everyone else's intelligence.
* JokeWeapon: In ''358/2 Days'' he can be given a pot lid by equipping the Casual Gear and a snowman shield by equipping the Mystery Gear. Both have poor stats.
* LargeHam: Just listen to that laugh!
* LeanAndMean: One of the thinnest villains around, with particularly prominent [[VillainousCheekbones cheekbones]].
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His shield will block any attacks in ''Chain of Memories'' and ''II Final Mix''. Sora can get around this by attacking from a different angle in ''Chain of Memories'' or destroying it outright in ''II Final Mix''.
* MadScientist: "I'm a scientist. Experiments are what I do, yes."
* MindOverMatter:
** During his BonusBoss fight in ''II Final Mix'', he holds his shield in front of him using his mind instead of having it in his hand like in ''Chain of Memories''.
** Some of his attacks in ''358/2 Days'' have him send out the shield with his mind to hit far off enemies.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Tatsuya Kando, [[TheOtherDarrin his original seiyuu]] from ''Chain of Memories'', gave him one. Since it was [[NonDubbedGrunts the only voice clip of his left in]], fans immediately thought that Vexen [[SissyVillain was as effeminate as one could get]].
* ParentalSubstitute: His previous self, Even, was one of those responsible for raising Ienzo (Zexion).
* PersonalityPowers: Wields ice and is fairly cold.
* PetTheDog: While Vexen is quite rude to Roxas, it's obviously just because he considers himself SurroundedByIdiots. Almost as soon as Roxas begins making progress, despite it being mostly insignificant, Vexen is quick to praise him, and is even mildly respectful before he leaves for Castle Oblivion.
* RandomPowerRanking: Vexen thinks that just because he's number IV, he's superior than the majority of the members, despite the numbers meaning nothing beyond order of joining the Organization. [[note]] Though Xigbar's status ''does'' indicate his being TheDragon to the original Xehanort and thus being the only member of the Organization who knows what their true goals are. [[/note]]
* ReverseShrapnel: With chunks of ice.
* ShieldBash: His {{Combo}}s in ''358/2 Days'' involve him smacking his shield at his foes.
* ASinisterClue: He wields his shield in his left hand.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: While it initially seems his presence in the series is confined to ''Chain of Memories'', ''Days'' expands on his efforts and schemes and makes it very clear that he was a huge asset to the Organization. Xemnas himself admits that his plans were severely derailed by his unexpected death.
* SmugSnake: One of the biggest in the Organization, his ego and ruthless desires far outweigh his actual capabilities.
* SpellBlade: Can enchant his shield to make a {{BFS}} made from ice with his Slide Break sleight.
* SquishyWizard: In ''358/2 Days'' his Strength and Defense are both below average, but he has one of the higher Magic stats.
* ThemeNaming: In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', the names of his shields come from terms related to the cold or science.
* TheUnfavorite: To most of Organization XIII as a whole.
* VerbalTic: In the English dub, he'll sometimes end his sentences with a short "yes."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:V: Lexaeus]]
!The Taciturn Stalwart (Original Name: Aeleus)
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[[caption-width-right:300:"You've done well thus far. But to possess your powers, and yet fear the darkness... What a waste."]]
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->"I, Lexaeus, will not yield to the frail heart of an infantile coward!"

-->'''Voiced by''': Tatsuya Kando (''Chain of Memories''), Creator/FumihikoTachiki (Japanese), Dave Boat (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II: Final Mix]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]''

Number V of the Organization and one of its founders. While he's content with standing aside and letting Zexion do the talking, he's a lot more intelligent and powerful than he seems.

In his past life as Aeleus, he was one of Ansem's treacherous apprentices.
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* AntiVillain: [[WordOfGod Nomura himself]] describes him along these lines in the Japanese Character Report books.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: ''Birth by Sleep'' shows Aeleus to have been a loyal and honorable man, before his [[FaceHeelTurn betrayal of Ansem the Wise]]. However, as said above, he actually keeps his honor even under his new leadership.
* BackFromTheDead: Revived in ''Dream Drop Distance'' as Aeleus and has undergone a HeelFaceTurn.
* TheBrute: But not stupid.
* BattleAura: In his fight in ''II Final Mix'' it starts out similar to that of a DBZ character and gets bigger and bigger every time he powers up until it practically fills the screen.
* DishingOutDirt: Lexaeus can summon large rocks with a wave of his hand or, more commonly, by striking the ground with his weapon.
* TheDragon: To Zexion.
* ElementalHair: An earthy auburn brown.
* EvilLaugh: In his Absent Silhouette fight, he'll laugh as he flies out of the ring before coming back in to strike like a meteorite.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Lexaeus has a voice that is [[JustForPun grittier]] and deeper in pitch than his voice as Aeleus.
* GeniusBruiser: He was counted as one of Ansem the Wise's apprentices, which speaks levels of his intelligence. In the manga, his hobby was playing with puzzles. The "bruiser" should be apparent with his build and strength.
* HeelFaceTurn: Has undergone this since reforming as Aeleus.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Zexion in Castle Oblivion. It still sticks when he becomes Aeleus again.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The higher his power level during his boss battle in ''II Final Mix'', the longer he'll stay stunned after you temporarily steal it with Mega Impact.
* LanternJawOfJustice: That chin of his could cut through ''diamonds''.
* MeteorMove: You expect a Reaction Command when he grabs Sora and the game shifts to a cinematic mode. He doesn't give you one and simply hurls you into the closest post or the ground.
* NobleDemon: The most honorable man within the Organization, next to [[DeathDealer Luxord]].
* TheOnlyOneITrust: His journal entry in ''358/2'' Days reveals that he considers Zexion this.
* PersonalityPowers: Wields earth and is stalwart and quiet.
* PetTheDog: His initial introduction to Roxas in the manga is by giving him a metal puzzle and hanging out to discuss the importance of patience and thinking as his training regimen. Inverted in the games, as he strikes Roxas hard enough to leave his HP in the critical to teach him how to use a Limit Break.
* PowerLevels: Actually a mechanic of his optional boss fight in ''II Final Mix''.
* PunchClockVillain: He doesn't go out of his way to really antagonize anyone and is much less of a {{Jerkass}} than most of the other members. Despite some questionable methods he did teach Roxas a critical skill to use when on his last legs.
** Subverted in the original ''Chain of Memories'' when he uses the last of his strength to try and drag Riku down into the darkness.
* TheQuietOne: He speaks the least among the entire organization.
* {{Retcon}}: His weapon was called a tomahawk in ''Chain of Memories'', but it was changed to an axe sword in ''358/2 Days''.
** His original title, "Silent Hero", was changed to "Taciturn Stalwart" in ''2.5''.
* SatelliteCharacter: He is mainly characterized through his interactions with Zexion and Roxas.
* SorryThatImDying: "Forgive me, Zexion. This was a fight I should not have started."
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The North American release of ''II'' misinterpreted his real name as Eleus; the PAL release and all subsequent games rectified this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:VI: Zexion]]
!The Cloaked Schemer (Original Name: Ienzo)
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[[caption-width-right:300:"It's such a shame. The Organization used to be the rope that bound us together."]]
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->"Then I shall make you see... That your hopes are nothing. Nothing but a mere illusion!"

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese), Vincent Corazza (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II: Final Mix]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]''

Number VI in the Organization, and one of its founding members. In his previous life as Ienzo, he was an orphan adopted by Ansem the Wise, and the youngest of his apprentices.

During ''Chain of Memories'', he tried to corrupt Riku so he could use him to counter Marluxia's coup.
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* AdaptationDyeJob: His hair is much darker in the manga.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Or at least, when he was Ienzo. Look at [[http://kingdomhearts.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ienzo.png him;]] he's ''shorter'' than ''Ven'' and still considered to be one of Ansem the Wise's more noteworthy apprentices.
* AttackDrone: His books act as these when fighting his Absent Silhouette.
* BackFromTheDead: Revived in ''Dream Drop Distance'' as Ienzo and has undergone a HeelFaceTurn.
* BadassBoast: Look at his quote.
* BadassBookworm: Literally! His weapon is the "Book of Retribution," and despite his status as a SmugSnake he came the closest to killing Riku out of all the Organization members, fought a Riku who was willingly using [[SuperMode Dark Mode]] on surprisingly-even ground, and was at one point considered for the position of 2nd-in-command of the Organization.
* BigBadWannabe: He wants to be the villain of ''Chain of Memories'' and its ''Reverse/Rebirth'' mode, but he is neither (Marluxia and Ansem, Seeker of Darkness taking those roles instead.)
* BlackMage: More or less combines the attributes of almost every single offensive magical class in ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', along with the Scholar from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII''.
* CastingAShadow: Although his attribute is classified as Illusion, he has a notable motif of Darkness in his attacks, like [[FrickinLaserBeams Catastrophe]] and [[DeathFromAbove Meteor Mirage]].
* TheChessmaster: Basically the brains of the operation when it comes to the basement-dwelling loyalists in opposition to Marluxia's rebellion. For all of his {{smug|Snake}}ness, he's a pretty good tactical thinker; his plans for Riku may have very well succeeded... [[SpannerInTheWorks if it wasn't for Axel, that is.]]
* ClimaxBoss: Of ''Reverse/Rebirth'' in ''Chain of Memories'', as he [[NiceJobFixingItVillain unwittingly]] helps Riku resolve the central conflict of his story: [[IAmWhatIAm overcoming the fear of his inner darkness]]. He is also the last member of the game (but not the series) to be killed off.
* CorruptionByAMinor: Ienzo is the one that convinced Ansem the Wise to build the secret lab where they could experiment on people's hearts.
* DeadpanSnarker: Very heavy on the deadpan and also quick to start needling other members like Vexen over perceived slights even if they are as minor as not giving him a proper greeting.
* DeceptiveDisciple: During his time in Organization XIII, fitting as he [[AmbiguousSituation may have been the same way as Ienzo]].
* DomainHolder: His books can trap you in a NintendoHard PocketDimension under his complete control.
* DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud: His Cyclone Snatch which will steal your cards away with suction but only the tornado will damage you.
* DopplegangerAttack: Summons three of them during the battle with Riku, each with their own copy of Soul Eater. Luckily, destroying the three lexicon copies destroys the clones in-turn.
* EarlyBirdCameo: He's one of the only Organization members who is foreshadowed in the very first game, as Ienzo's influence on the experiments on darkness and people's hearts come up in the notes you collect, which also made him one of the first to have his original name revealed.
* EnfantTerrible: He was the one who convinced Ansem to start experimentation with the powers of darkness which escalated into forcing people to turn into Heartless.
* EvilLaugh: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6MgIWGXRww See here for an example.]] Pretty damn impressive.
* EvilSoundsDeep: While his voice was not particularly deep as Zexion, but once he's revived as Ienzo, his voice is noticeably lighter in pitch.
* FaceHeelTurn: In his backstory, he was the one responsible for giving Ansem the Wise the idea for the experimentation on the heart.
* HeelFaceTurn: He has undergone this since reforming as Ienzo.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Lexaeus, at least in Castle Oblivion.
* JokeWeapon: The Casual Gear gives him a sandwich. Mystery Gear will give him a laptop computer which is said to be his diary.
* LifeDrain: One of his abilities in his boss fight in addition to stealing your attacks. Possibly a victim of it too based on the energy the Riku Replica seemed to have had around him when he killed him.
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Zexion was actually in a position to become the 2nd in command. Saïx, being a DragonWithAnAgenda, takes advantage of the traitor situation in Castle Oblivion and sends Axel to kill Zexion.
* MasterOfIllusion: His primary power, apparently using [[CastingAShadow darkness based magic]] to use it.
* MindOverMatter: Zexion controls his lexion telekinetically, able to strike people with it from afar.
* NervesOfSteel: Despite showing some apprehension at the sight of a [[SuperMode DarkMode!]]Riku, he quickly buries it under rapidly growing anger and makes it clear he won't be holding back in trying to kill him the old-fashioned way.
* NonActionGuy: Spends more of his time plotting than fighting, and when he does, his fighting methods are rather unconventional. That said, players will quickly realize that to underestimate [[BadassBookworm him]] because of that means to suffer a painful defeat, especially in ''Re:COM'', where the joy of having an [[TookALevelInBadass unlimited]] [[SuperMode DarkMode!]]Riku for the entirety of the fight is mitigated by the fact that he can [[MegaManning steal your cards and use them for his own, extremely damaging sleights]].
* TheNoseKnows: He can track people by scent from long range.
* OccultBlueEyes: Despite his position in the Organization his eyes are still just as blue as they were when he was Ienzo, not gold like Xigbar or Saix's changed to.
* OneHitKill: Again a move he can pull on you during his boss fight, which makes sense considering he trapped you in his pocket dimension first.
* OutGambitted: Plays against Marluxia and fails, then has his last plans for Riku utterly demolished by Axel.
* PeekABangs: Without being emo, especially after he returns to being Ienzo once more.
* PersonalityPowers: Without a doubt one of the more cunning and enigmatic members of the Organization, befitting his illusion-based powers.
* PocketDimension: His books can trap you in one.
* PowerCopying: In his [=Reverse/Rebirth=] boss battle, if Zexion steals enough of Riku's cards, he'll create his own copy of the Soul Eater and fight with Riku's abilities.
* PuzzleBoss: During the battle with Riku, the only way to get the cards he stole back is to destroy the three lexicon copies scattered around the area. This is also the only way to destroy the [[DopplegangerAttack dopplegangers he summons to aid him]]. It's nearly impossible to beat him otherwise due to having a reduced deck and Zexion and his clones refusing to let up the attack.
* RealityWarper: His illusionary power is great enough to change reality.
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: Subjects Riku to one by turning into Sora.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Not ''the'' shortest, but definitely among their ranks. Then he again, he ''is'' one of the youngest members despite also being one of the original seven to found the organization.
* SmugSnake: His youthful arrogance concerning his own intelligence proves to be his downfall.
* SquishyWizard: He relies largely on his magic and illusions as opposed to physical combat when in battle.
* TeenGenius: He's a grown up child prodigy after all.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: His lexicon, the Book of Retribution.
* TomeOfEldritchLore: All of his lexicons except his {{Joke Weapon}}s, judging from their names.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Experimenting on the darkness in people's hearts? Check. Creating Heartless? Check. Helping destroy his home by accident? CHECK.
* UndyingLoyalty: Completely and utterly loyal to the Organization, which is ironic considering he's also a SmugSnake and DeceptiveDisciple.
* TheUnfought: In the original ''Chain of Memories''. Averted in the remake, as well as in ''KHII Final Mix +''.
* TheUnreveal: Zexion's weapon in ''Chain of Memories'' due to being TheUnfought. In ''Kingdom Hearts II'', there is a room which displays the weapons of every member of the Organization... except Zexion's, which is destroyed. It took the UpdatedRerelease to learn what it was (a lexicon).
* UsedToBeASweetKid: He only gets a couple of scenes in ''Birth by Sleep'', but this is the general impression.
* VillainousBreakdown: He loses it when Riku embraces the darkness and stands against him.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Hard to believe he's only a few years older than the protagonists.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is somewhere between silver and lavender.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:VII: Saïx]]
!The Luna Diviner (Original Name: Isa)
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[[caption-width-right:300:"Which would you rather suffer the loss of: Some make-believe friendship, or a real one?"]]
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->"True, we don't have hearts, but we remember what it was like. That's what makes us special."

-->'''Voiced by''': Ginpei Sato (Japanese), Creator/KirkThornton (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]''

Number VII in the Organization. Second-in-command to Xemnas and responsible for overseeing every other members' missions. Underneath his stoic exterior is a raging berserker just waiting to be released.

It's revealed later that his original self, Isa, was once best friends with Lea. The two even planned to overthrow the Organization together, with Saïx becoming Xemnas's right hand to facilitate this plan. When Axel started to have doubts about using some of the other members to further their goals, the friendship turned sour. In ''Dream Drop Distance'' he is BackFromTheDead and one of the thirteen vessels of Xehanort's heart in his True Organization XIII.
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* AchillesHeel: While in his [[TheBerserker Berserk mode]], your attacks do practically ''[[ImplacableMan nothing]]''. Grab one of the several claymores that Saïx flings around during his rampage, and you can blast him (and knock him out of his trance). His Berserker Nobodies suffer from the same weakness.
* ArchEnemy: Causticly serves as this to Roxas, even after he merges with Sora.
* AxCrazy: In his berserk mode.
* BackFromTheDead: Revealed near the end of ''Dream Drop Distance'' to be a member of the True Organization XIII.
* BattleAura: When berserk his body glows with white light, similar to moonlight.
* BecomingTheMask: He originally planned to overthrow Xemnas and became TheDragon to get in close enough, but ultimately became his most loyal follower, and abandoned these plans. Judging from his rather vacant expression in ''3D'', Isa did not become the mask out of his own free will.
* BerserkButton: He believes that Roxas and Xion are [[KickTheDog nothing more than ''tools'' in his presence]]. Sora, by extension, is one by proxy due to Roxas and quite simply for ''existing''.
** When the duo develop a close friendship with Axel, his hot button towards them becomes an all-out case of GreenEyedMonster.
* TheBerserker: Under [[{{Lunacy}} the light of the moon]]. It's also one of the more effective ways to play him in ''Days''.
** And of course, it's a reference to the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' class ''called'' "Berserker", except with a {{BFS}} instead of AnAxeToGrind.
* BetaTestBaddie: He exemplifies this more than any other member of the Organization. It becomes very tragic in ''3D'' when you realize that he would have grown a heart regardless of what happened, and exactly WHY he was so dead-set on getting HIS heart.
* {{BFS}}: His claymore, Lunatic.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: It's unknown when it happened, but he became a vessel for Xehanort with his SupernaturalGoldEyes being a sign of possession. It sadly explains his inability to understand good, his [[{{Jerkass}} cruelty towards others]], and [[UsedToBeASweetKid why he seemed so ''different'' as a kid]]. It also explains why he wanted to betray Xemnas, as he wanted his own heart back, not Xehanort's.
* ClimaxBoss: In ''Days'', during the chapter where Roxas leaves the Organization.
* CoDragons: With Xigbar to Xemnas in ''Days''.
* CriticalHit: His specialty in ''358/2 Days'': his Critical % and Crit Bonus stats are maxed, but his other stats are slightly above mediocre.
* DeadpanSnarker: Although to not the extent that Isa was, he's still prone to some pretty bitter quips.
* TheDragon: The main one to Xemnas in the first incarnation of the Organization.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: In ''358/2 Days'', he planned on [[TheStarscream betraying Xemnas]] in order to reclaim a heart of his own until he gives up on it as he slowly becomes a vessel for Xehanort.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He doesn't understand why Axel and Roxas are concerned when Xion starts passing out - it won't affect ''their'' records, after all.
* GenderBlenderName: His human name was Isa.
* GreenEyes: When he was human.
* GreenEyedMonster: His jealousy towards Roxas and Xion, due to the close and budding friendship they develop with Axel. It's [[KickTheDog how he treats them afterwards]] that ultimately [[WeUsedToBeFriends drives him away from his former friend]].
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The thin X on his face. When Saïx is in his berserker state, it becomes wider and jagged.
* HairFlip: [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Yes, really]]. He flicks his hair into place when he first meets Sora in Twilight Town.
** If you pay attention, his hair is actually so long that, in order to have his hood up, he needs to tuck his hair into the collar of his cloak; the hair flip is him ''drawing it out of his collar''.
* HateSink: In ''358/2 Days'', where he is the closest thing the story has to a BigBad. Also in ''Kingdom Hearts II'' to a lesser extent.
* HiddenDepths: Was known throughout the fandom as Xemnas' "lapdog"... until later games revealed he was plotting to backstab Xemnas all along. Unlike Marluxia, he's actually good at hiding his intentions.
* IHaveYourWife: In ''Kingdom Hearts II'' he kidnaps Kairi in order to lure Sora out and fuel his rage.
* ItIsDehumanizing: Throughout ''Days'', he has no qualms against repeatedly referring to Xion as "it" or "thing" to her face. This is partially because Xion's appearance [[AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder varies according to who is looking at her]]. While Axel and Roxas see her as a beautiful girl, Saïx sees her as a faceless puppet.
* {{Jerkass}}: He really isn't a nice person, to say the least.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As Isa, he was a relatively sweet person before he became a Nobody.
* JokeWeapon: A banana... which even splits apart when you go into Berserker Mode.
** And then there's the cutesy [[MoonRabbit Bunny Moon]]... which somehow "[[SugarAndIcePersonality draws forth his personality]]"?
* {{Lunacy}}: Powers his [[SuperpoweredEvilSide even MORE Superpowered Evil Side]] with moonlight.
* KickTheDog: Along with generally treating Roxas like a tool, his absolutely horrendous treatment of Xion (to the point of a MoralEventHorizon when he enforces a LetsYouAndHimFight between her and Roxas to see who is more useful for the Organization's plans by killing the other) and how he forces Sora to "show" how important Kairi is to him (making him show he AintTooProudToBeg) and then still not giving in solely to make him angry enough to fight more Heartless.
** However, ironically, this may be a subversion. Since his heart had been possessed by Xehanort for a while now according to TheReveal in ''3D'', these moments potentially belong to Xehanort.
** He does have a PetTheDog moment in the manga adaptation, when he looks the other way over Xion's CutenessProximity towards Pluto, because he himself loves dogs.
* KingMook: To the Berserker Nobodies.
* KneelBeforeZod: To Roxas in their boss fight in ''Days'' (but not Sora, that part was ''his'' idea). "GROVEL BEFORE ME!"
* LargeHam: In Berserk Mode, he may be the third largest in the series, next to both Master Xehanort and Ansem.
* ManipulativeBastard: Might have picked it up from Master Xehanort.
--> "I may not have a heart, but I know very well how to injure one."
* MaskOfSanity: He puts up a very convincing one throughout ''II'', but the mask starts to slip near the end of the game once Xemnas confirms that with Kingdom Hearts nearly complete, he can "end the charade" and kill Sora; Saïx gives a SlasherSmile and outright states he's longed for him to say that. The mask falls off completely during his fight with Sora.
* NeverSayDie: Nope. He wants to see Sora and Roxas die fighting.
* NotSoStoic: "'''ALL SHALL BE LOST TO YOU!'''"
** The redone HD cutscenes for ''358/2 Days'' also show subtle changes of expression in his cold disposition, hinting that he really isn't as stoic as he'd like to believe he is.
* OneHandedZweihander: During his fight in ''II'' he can hold his claymores with one hand rather easily.
* OneHitKill
* PointyEars: Courtesy of his possession by Xehanort.
* PoisonousFriend: To Lea/Axel after becoming possessed by Xehanort.
* PerpetualFrowner: Outside of his berserk state, he rarely changes his dour expression. The only exceptions are scowls and some [[PsychoticSmirk rather unnerving grins]] that he gives off once on twice.
* PersonalityPowers: A two for one deal, arguably; he's usually calm and stoic, but he's also a berserker, which can both fit the moon.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Axel's red.
* ReverseGrip: Whenever he's standing, Saïx holds his claymore with a reverse grip. He flips it to face forward when taking a swing.
* RuggedScar: When berserk, his scar becomes wider and jagged.
* ScreamingWarrior: Upon going berserk, Saïx roars and shouts constantly.
* SoreLoser: The manga implies he took his defeat at Roxas's hands very personally and that he wants to kill Sora to take revenge on Roxas by proxy.
* SpinAttack: Has a lot of these.
* SwordBeam: Ones that resembles a FauxFlame.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The umlaut doesn't appear in any Japanese media.
* TheStoic: Under normal circumstances he is a very cold individual.
* SuperMode: His fight gimmick. Gathering enough moonlight allows Saïx to enter a berserker mode wherein he's essentially invulnerable and has far more powerful attacks, with Sora needing to either wait it out or use the Berserk Reaction Command to knock him out of it.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Like Braig, this indicates that he [[GrandTheftMe is being taken over by Xehanort]].
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: He does this a lot, but he keeps a lot of spare swords.
* UndyingLoyalty: Is clearly the most fanatically loyal of Xemnas' followers, which is mocked a few times by other members. It becomes less funny when it turns out this only came about because he became a host for Xehanort.
* UnstoppableRage: Once he enters his berserk state.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: "Used to" being the operative words. In ''Dream Drop Distance'', we learn why.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Isa and Lea grew apart after they lost their hearts.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: His hair is pale blue.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:VIII: Axel]]
!The Flurry of Dancing Flames (Original Name: Lea)

->''See Characters/KingdomHeartsRoxasAxelAndXion''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:IX: Demyx]]
!The Melodious Nocturne (Original Name Unknown)
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[[caption-width-right:300:"Oh, we do too have hearts! Don't be mad..."]]

->"Do you ever get the urge to do something stupid... and AWESOME!? Wait, wait, I'm getting something... nope, it's gone."

-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/KenichiSuzumura (Japanese), Ryan O'Donohue (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]''

Number IX of the Organization. Demyx is a bit of a goof and a slacker that would rather play music over work, but is capable of turning in good results when pressed. Has the ability to control water and uses a sitar in battle.
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* EightiesHair: Proudly sports a mullet.
* AccidentalTruth: "Oh, we do too have hearts! Don't be mad..."
* AffablyEvil: Along with [[DeathDealer Luxord]] he's one of the more nicer Organization members.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Despite being lazy, air-headed, and running away from fights, when he finally does confront Sora he proves that's he's a very competent fighter.
* BrilliantButLazy: He hates to work but is a reconnaissance specialist and also a highly capable fighter and mage as it eventually turned out.
* ButtMonkey: When not in battle, Demyx usually has a more comedic role in both game and manga and is more likely to end up in a misfortune than the rest.
* ComedicSociopathy: In ''Days''. He's not malicious at all, but he's apathetic to an unhealthy degree, which is played entirely for laughs.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: And HOW! Upon meeting Sora and his friends the second time he stops being pleasant and gains new, surprisingly deadly fighting skills.
* DeathInAllDirections: Surprisingly, given his CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass status.
* {{Dismotivation}}: His reaction to [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories the result of the operation at Castle Oblivion]] is relief that he wasn't sent there. When Xigbar tells him he has to work double duty to cover for it, Demyx's response is: "Roger that. Remind me to [[JustForPun underachieve twice as hard]] from now on."
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When Sora first encounters him in ''II'', he's running away from Hades.
* GetBackHereBoss: One of the reasons the water clone fights take long as they do without the Fire spell in your possession.
* TheHedonist: ''358/2 Days'' shows that, while not necessarily a malicious person, Demyx isn't one to really care about other people's problems so long as he has a good time. His reaction to TheReveal about Xion is to go "Intense!" and then teleport away without a second thought.
* InstrumentOfMurder: His Sitar, Arpeggio.
* JerkassBall: For as much as he's one of the more affable within the Organization, he has a few obliviously cruel moments.
** His own reaction to learning about the deaths of the Organization members sent to Castle Oblivion is cheerfully callous.
*** He winds up ditching Roxas during several missions under the pretense of splitting up the work.
* JokeWeapon: Equipping him with the Casual Gear in ''358/2 Days'' gives him a tennis racket, and Mystery Gear gives him a broom. Neither have very good stats.
* KingMook: To the Dancer Nobodies.
* KillItWithFire: Because it was before Water was classified as a Blizzard spell, Demyx is weak to Fire-type spells. This, plus the fact that Fire forms a ring of magic, makes both fighting him and his Water Clones ''much easier''.
* LaughablyEvil: Demyx has no qualms about committing evil deeds... but he's usually ''really'' bad at carrying them out.
* LetsGetDangerous: [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass "Silence, traitor."]] Coupled with the first time you ever hear [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome The Thirteenth Dilemma.]]
* TheLoad: The difference between him and Xion is that at least Xion actually tries fighting instead of looking for excuses.
* LovableCoward: Especially in ''358/2 Days'', in which he's a lazy coward who bribes Roxas to do missions for him... but he's just so ''funny'' while being this.
* MagicMusic: Manipulates water by playing his sitar.
* MakingASplash: Channels water with his sitar to create torrential pillars and liquid clones for Sora to fight.
* MusicalAssassin: Is armed with a deadly sitar. Scared? [[ThatOneBoss You will be.]]
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: He's introduced yelling "Run, run away!" and carries cue cards to remind him of mission objectives.
* MookMaker: Demyx can create water duplicates or music notes by playing his sitar. A regular challenge in fighting him is to kill the clones he creates within a time limit.
* NonActionGuy: GameplayAndStorySegregation aside, he's meant to be this.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[LetsGetDangerous He becomes this]] after Sora and his friends don't believe his AccidentalTruth and wonder just how much of a kook he really is.
* PersonalityPowers: Demyx doesn't generally fit the definition of a water user at first. However, water is the element of change and mutability. Calm and placid in one moment, harsh and brutal the next. Fits quite nicely for his CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass persona.
* PunchClockVillain: He's generally more interested in writing songs than being evil.
* QuirkyBard: Most of the time, which acts as a reference to Franchise/FinalFantasy and its "Bard" class. Of course, as you can tell, he can become a LethalJokeCharacter when prompted to.
* SatelliteCharacter: He's really only here to be an enemy and fill the Number IX position, although he's less of a SatelliteCharacter than the similar Luxord thanks to the voice actor's memorable ad-libs.
* ScissorsCutsRock: Because of how the series handles elemental affinities, Demyx is classified as an ice-type enemy despite his element in the Organization being Water. Thus, he's weak to Fire. Yes, the boss that attacks with water is weak to fire.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Upon encountering Hades, Demyx abandons his mission and runs away much to Sora's confusion. The manga shows the results of him bailing from the mission, with Xigbar scolding him.
* ShoutOut: The tennis racket is called the "[[Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis Prince of Awesome]]" and the description says that it "looks awfully familiar..." While all Casual Gear weapons have that description, the name and shape of the weapon make the reference too hard to ignore.
* SquishyWizard: Not the strongest one out of the bunch, but he does have a surprising amount of magic to spare.
* UndyingLoyalty: Like [[DeathDealer Luxord]] after him, Demyx stays in the Organization to the bitter end.
* UnevilLaugh: During Sora's first encounter with the Organization in ''II'', they have a joint EvilLaugh... with Demyx's nervous sigh standing out kind of painfully.
* WackyGuy: He is by far the goofiest Organization member overall.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Aside from the somewhat literal WarmupBoss Axel, he is the first Organization XIII member to be fought in ''II''.
* WeakToFire: Because Kingdom Hearts II classifies water under Blizzard magic, Demyx is actually weak to Fire spells. Tired of hearing his "Dance water, dance!"? Burn him!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:X: Luxord]]
!The Gambler of Fate (Original Name Unknown)
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[[caption-width-right:300:"I'd rather we just skip the formalities."]]

->"If only the whispers at the top of the ladder carried to the bottom rung..."
-->'''Voiced by''': Creator/JojiNakata (Japanese), Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (English)\\
'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]]'' | ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]''

Number X. He's suave, has a delicious British accent, and he likes card games. He views life as a game and has all the [[IncrediblyLamePun time]] in the world to win it.
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* AffablyEvil: He's just so damn ''polite''.
* BalefulPolymorph: He starts of his BossBattle in ''II'' by temporarily turning Sora into a large die. If the player fails any of Luxord's Reaction Commands, he'll turn Sora into a die again or possibly a giant playing card. Technically, he also does this to himself when hiding in one of his cards.
* BeardOfEvil: Luxord has a thin goatee.
* BerserkButton: As shown in the six-on-one battle with Riku in the manga adaption for ''Days'', Luxord doesn't like it when his cards are cut.
* CharacterDevelopment: Talking to him in the Gray Room over the course of ''358/2 Days'' will have him reveal his thoughts on the various events of the game. To wit, in reaction to the Castle Oblivion debacle and Xion's misadventures, all of which he only has an outsider's perspective on, Luxord goes from being mildly confused at the machinations going on between members to going with the flow and enjoying his games, then frustrated with how little control he has over his own fate and later finally nosedives into depressed acceptance of his place in the Organization as the lackey and lowest ranking member. All of this contrasts Roxas' character development, which has the opposite conclusion of rebellion, but otherwise has the same rise and fall of confusion and frustration. Luxord sympathizes with Roxas at many points.
* ADayInTheLimelight: In the manga adaptation of ''Manga/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', he plays a major role during the trip to Wonderland. After meeting with the Caterpillar, the main focus of the events is to find a way to restore Luxord to his normal size.
* DeadpanSnarker: He gets a few quips in ''358/2 Days''.
* DeathDealer: He can make his giant cards explode or use them as slashing weapons.
* DuelBoss: In ''II'' he teleports Sora's friends away so they can fight 1v1.
* EtTuBrute: Demonstrates this as Sora lands the killing blow on him. Luxord and Roxas were friends, as his last words to Sora were meant to stir Roxas. ''"How could you... Roxas?"''
* EvilBrit: Luxord has a British accent in the English dub.
* EvilGenius: He knows a lot about card games, and even gambles his fight on time.
* EvilLaugh: Does this when he blows up the Interceptor.
* FairPlayVillain: He teleports Sora's allies away to fight him as a DuelBoss, making the battle a TimedMission where they have to attack each other to deplete a time gauge.
* TheGambler: Likes to play games that involve gambling, uses lots of gambling metaphors, and his WeaponOfChoice is a deck of magic playing cards. It also factors into his personality, especially come ''II'', and if one takes into account his character in ''358/2 Days'', always trying to find some fun in the situation. All of the Final Mix-exclusive Organization meeting scenes have him express a sense of excitement of the "game" that is unfolding, but is often shut down by Saïx or Xaldin, particularly when he expresses YouGotSpunk for Axel's "[[HeroicSacrifice wager]]".
* GracefulLoser: When he loses to Sora in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Luxord compliments him on his victory.
-->'''Luxord''': "You play the game quite well..."
* JokeWeapon: In ''358/2 Days'', he can wield video game discs from the Casual Gear and four-leaf clovers from the Mystery Gear.
* KingMook: To the Gambler Nobodies.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: While not quite a SatanicArchetype, Luxord fits the tee with his refined air of superiority while not actually being superior.
* MagicKnight: In ''358/2 Days'', he has above-average Strength and Magic stats.
* MindOverManners: He removes Sora's allies from the field to give both of them a fair fight, which in his case is justified. It's also HonorBeforeReason due to his past with Roxas.
* MindOverMatter: Luxord controls his cards telekinetically, making them fly about on a whim.
* MotorMouth: He doesn't talk a lot compared to the other members (being actually rather to the point), but when he does, he speaks the fastest of any of his comrades.
-->'''Luxord''': "The darkness of men's hearts, drawn to these cursed medallions, and this ''Heartless''- a veritable maelstrom of avarice. I wonder; are they worthy to serve Organisation XIII?"
* MyRulesAreNotYourRules: Luxord takes four coins from the cursed chest in Port Royal, yet doesn't suffer the curse unlike the Heartless created from those that were cursed. Sora and the gang conclude he and they are immune due to not being native to the world.
* NiceGuy: In ''358/2 Days'' he's the only Organization member outside of Axel and Xion that's consistently nice towards Roxas. Luxord is open to Roxas' comments, is never hostile towards him, and generously rewards him for doing well on minigames.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: In the manga, he turns Sora's friends into cards and promises to restore them if the latter can figure out which facedown cards they're in. Saïx [[KickTheDog destroys all the cards]] out of impatience and seemingly kills Sora's friends, only for Jiminy to discover that Luxord cheated by hiding his friends in a deck and that all of the destroyed facedown cards were enemy cards.
* NobleDemon: One of the more honorable members of Organization XIII, next to [[AntiVillain Lexaeus]]. It even shows [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness in his speech]].
* PersonalityPowers: He's a gambler and a game master, so it's fitting that he uses them to set time limits in the gameplay portions that he and Sora are involved in, which fits his [[MindOverManners mindset]] and his [[NobleDemon intentions]].
* PunchClockVillain: Luxord is generally more interested in his games than to ever really wreak havoc.
* PungeonMaster: Luxord's dialogue is heavy with gambling and game related puns in ''Days''.
* SatelliteCharacter: His main purpose is to fill out the Organization's ranks by being its Number X. He gets very little characterization and screen time in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', and the fight with him before Saïx is squeezed in just to make sure all the Organization members are dead.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: He describes the Grim Reaper Heartless he summons within Port Royal in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' as a "veritable maelstrom of avarice", whereas in ''358/2 Days'' he combines this with gambling-related puns.
* ShoutOut: One of his {{Joke Weapon}}s in ''358/2 Days'' is a pair of game discs are called "Finest Fantasy 13" that bear the description "This looks awfully familiar..." This is a reference to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', which came out a few months after ''358/2 Days''.
* TimeLimitBoss: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. During his BossBattle he and Sora both have Time Bar that slowly deplete on their own over time. The bar can be depleted faster by dealing damage, and Sora can get some of his Time Bar back by successfully doing one of Luxord's minigames.
* TimeMaster: {{Downplayed|Trope}}. Even though his element is time, he never uses it outside of [[TimeLimitBoss making his boss fight "timed"]].
* UndyingLoyalty: Despite his own frustrations towards it for being left out of the loop, Luxord stays with the Organization to the bitter end.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:XI: Marluxia]]
!The Graceful Assassin (Original Name Unknown)
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[[caption-width-right:300:"I've been entrusted this castle and Naminé by our leader. Defying me will be seen as treason against the Organization."]]

->"As lightless oblivion devours you, drown in the ever-blooming darkness!"

-->'''Voiced by''': Tatsuya Kando (''COM''), Creator/ShuichiIkeda (Japanese), Keith Ferguson (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II: Final Mix]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]''

Number XI, recruited by Xigbar and Xaldin. He is given charge of Castle Oblivion and attempts to engineer a coup against Xemnas with the help of Larxene and the presumed help of Axel.
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* AdaptationDyeJob: His original sprites in the gameboy games have brown hair of an odd rose-ish hue, they become a pink hue in the console games. His CherryBlossoms also turn into the thematically similar [[TheTragicRose rose]].
* AgentPeacock: Plenty of "girly" traits, but deadly competent.
* AlmightyJanitor: His Organization ranking: Third-lowest in authority, third-highest in power.
* ArcNumber: His third form's sleights in ''Re: Chain of Memories'' tend to use three of the same number. A couple of them are significant, like four, six, and seven (see below for details.)
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: PlayedWith. He's been put in charge of Castle Oblivion, but he doesn't hold any ''true'' authority within the Organization. That said...the man is a straight-up badass. The Ultimania places him as the third-strongest member of the Organization, after Xemnas and Roxas.
* AttackDrone: Flowerbuds that fire FrickinLaserBeams.
* BeamSpam: Omni Laser.
* BigBad: Of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories''. He tries to turn Sora into his puppet via Naminé's memory manipulation so he and Larxene can take over the Organization.
* BigBadWannabe: ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' reveals that Xemnas, Xigbar and Saïx were ''very'' aware of his treachery and sent him to Castle Oblivion to die in the first place.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He's able to appear soft-spoken, polite and respectful. It doesn't help that his [[DeceptiveDisciple deceiving nature]] obscures [[TheExtremistWasRight his true motives]].
* BlowYouAway: Lots of wind based attacks to go with his PetalPower, like Gale of Severance and Whirlwind to the Void.
* TheCaretaker: He's an emotionally abusive one for Namine. Poor thing.
* TheChessmaster: Can play it far better than [[DeceptiveDisciple Zexion]] but isn't [[CrazyPrepared wicked fast]] at it as [[XanatosSpeedChess Xemnas]].
* CherryBlossoms: He is often accompanied by cherry blossoms due to their association with death in Japan, going along with his GrimReaper motif.
* DeathIsDramatic: In the Playstation 2 remake of the game.
* DeathInAllDirections: Literally being death, this power is hardly a surprise.
* DeathFromAbove: His Drop Shot sleight.
* DeathsHourglass: In ''Re:Chain of Memories'' Marluxia will cast a sleight that starts a countdown, and if Sora doesn't break his cards in time it will instantly kill him. In his Absent Silhouette fight he starts by instantly casting Doom on Sora, creating a counter equal to his current level that will reduce every time Sora takes a physical hit from Marluxia's scythe.
* DeceptiveDisciple: To Xemnas, although he likely wasn't as deceived as Marluxia would have hoped.
* DirtyCoward: He's extremely powerful in battle, yet he still uses Namine as a shield in his fight with Axel. Though in his defense, Axel ''does'' have a reputation (and title!) as an assassin who largely lives up to that reputation...
* DiscOneFinalBoss: For Organization XIII as a whole.
* ElementalHair: Pink hair with spikes that resemble flower petals.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He's utterly perplexed, and even slightly annoyed, that Sora consciously chooses to protect Naminé even after finding out that [[FakeMemories his memories of her and the friendship they shared were all lies]].
* EvilVersusEvil: Neither he nor Larxene are good in any sense of the word against the rest of the Organization that they intended to rebel against.
* TheExtremistWasRight: Along with Larxene, Marluxia tried to overthrow the Organization because they believe that Xemnas doesn't truly have their best interests at heart. ''3D'' reveals that they were absolutely right: Organization XIII was created to be vessels in Xehanort's GrandTheftMe plan. Who'd've thought it?
* FlashStep: Combined with TeleportSpam.
* FinalBoss: Of Sora's side of ''Chain of Memories''.
* FourIsDeath: Omni Laser uses three fours.
* GeniusBonus / MeaningfulName: One of the possible candidates for Marluxia's human name is "Ulmaria", as in "Filipendula Ulmaria", the scientific name for meadowsweet, which is a type of flower. Alternatively, the only other candidate is "Lumaria", referring to the "Crataegus lumaria" or the round leaf hawthorn.
* GreenThumb: Marluxia can summon flowerbuds to act as attack drones and thorns to ensnare his victims.
* TheGrimReaper: Thematically, as he blends Western and Eastern death motifs. He uses a [[SinisterScythe scythe]], has several sleights referring to death (i.e. Death Scythe, [[DeathsHourglass Doom]], etc.), originally appeared as a [[TheFaceless hooded figure]], and his Nobody {{familiar}} even uses the same weapon (including DualWielding it in its first form) and appears in a form similar to Death during the FinalBattle in ''[=Re:COM=]''. His flowers are actually Sakura i.e. cherry blossoms that are used in funerals and signify death.
* GuardianEntity: The Specter Nobody in his final form.
* HumongousMecha: Pilots a mecha-like nobody with scythe arms in his second form.
* InterfaceScrew: During his final form he gains the ability to steal your cards (including the reload card) and scatter them around the battlefield.
* {{Joke Weapon}}s: Casual Gear gives him an enormous soup ladle, Mystery Gear transforms it into a gigantic flower stem.
* KnightOfCerebus: Marluxia is probably second only to Xemnas in terms of being the most sinister member of Organization XIII. With his plan for altering Sora's memories, he came dangerously close to subverting Sora as his slave, breaking up Donald and Goofy's friendship in the process, and his horrible abuse of Namine, makes him a very personal enemy of Sora. Marluxia trying to force Namine into erasing Sora's memories and ordering Vexen's death outright reaffirms just how frighteningly cruel he can be. His presence is one of the reasons why Chain of Memories is among the darkest Kingdom Hearts titles.
* LargeHam: In the Japanese version... though he's not as large a ham as Xemnas or Saïx, though.
* LuckySeven: Or unlucky, as the case may be, [[ThatOneAttack because this sleight casts]] [[ManaBurn Whirlwind to the Void]].
* MagicKnight: In ''358/2 Days''.
* ManipulativeBastard: Not as [[MagnificentBastard magnificent]] as Xemnas, Axel or Saïx and not as [[SmugSnake smug]] as Xaldin, Vexen or Zexion, but firmly and evenly in the middle.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: DEAR GOD! Just ask the poor Naminé how he interacted with her in ''Chain of Memories''. It also shows in the start of his Absent Silhouette battle in the Final Mix where he warps over to Sora's shoulder and ''whispers in his ear''.
* NumberOfTheBeast: [[TimeDelayedDeath Doom]] takes three sixes. In addition, getting hit with it requires you to break ''six'' of his cards in ''six'' seconds to [[OneHitKill avoid getting]] [[IncrediblyLamePun deep-sixed]].
* OminousPipeOrgan: A recurring element throughout his various {{Leitmotif}}s.
* OneHitKill: Has many instant kill techniques fitting with his GrimReaper motifs.
* OneWingedAngel: The only member of the Organization who has one, besides Xemnas. ''Re: Chain of Memories'' even gives him a third form.
* PersonalityPowers: He's brimming with Death elements from both eastern and western ends, as evidenced by both the cherry blossoms and the scythe that he carries. It makes more sense considering that his brand of GreenThumb magic is somewhat portrayed at the opposite end of the flower-themed Cure magic.
* PetalPower: Literally, as many of his attacks revolve around flower petals.
* RealMenWearPink: Marluxia's main attribute is Death but his element in general is mostly ''flowers''. It is less weird due to the significance of cherry blossoms in Japan and the fact that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen he was supposed to be a woman]].
* RollingAttack: One of his Absent Silhouette attacks involves merging into the ground and spinning with his scythe as a giant bladed wheel.
* SequentialBoss: Marluxia has two stages to the fight with him at the end of Sora's side in ''Chain of Memories''. First you fight him on foot, then he jumps into a machine and the player fights him in that. A third battle against a new form is added in ''Re:COM''.
* SinisterScythe: His scythe, Graceful Dahlia.
* SpinToDeflectStuff: Practically his way of deflecting things.
* TheStarscream: His entire plan revolves around betraying Xemnas and taking over the Organization for himself.
* SwordBeam: Or rather a Scythe Beam.
* TheStoic: In the English version. Becomes NotSoStoic when the battles at the end of the game come around, though.
* TeleportSpam: Becomes incredibly fond of this in his BonusBoss incarnation, to the point that he will use his scythe to play Sora ping-pong ''with himself''. He also combines [[FlashStep flash step]] with it.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Pink hair, pink scythe, flower for his element...yes, the designers initially intended to make Marluxia a woman. But they thought better of it because of the potential implications of both of the Organization's conspirators being female.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In his case, pink hair.
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[[folder:XII: Larxene]]
!The Savage Nymph (Original Name Unknown)
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cutin_32196.png]]
[[caption-width-right:300:"I'M a bad guy so you'll have to go through me!"]]

->"More pain for you means more fun for me!"

-->'''Voiced by''': Rieko Katayama (''COM''), Creator/YukoMiyamura (Japanese), Shanelle Gray (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II: Final Mix]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]]''

Number XII of the Organization and close ally of Marluxia. Gleefully sadistic, she enjoys tormenting others for the fun of it.
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* AlphaBitch: Well, the [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only bitch]], but she more than makes up for it with surprising snark.
* AxCrazy: Just look at her ''eyes'' whenever she has those knives out! ''Yikes!''
* BadassBookworm: In the ''Chain of Memories'' manga, she is seen reading a book by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marquis_de_Sade the Marquis de Sade]].
* TheBaroness: In Castle Oblivion, but is otherwise Marluxia's [[TheDragon dragon]].
* BerserkButton: In the manga version of ''Chain of Memories'', she only began to harass the Riku Replica and forced Naminé to rewrite his heart and memory after the replica calls her an "old hag".
* BetaTestBaddie: Cruelly averted, since Larxene [[HiddenDepths doesn't really]] ''[[HiddenDepths want]]'' [[HiddenDepths her heart back]].
* CardCarryingVillain: When you ''freely admit'' that you hurt people pretty much because you can ''and'' frequently indulge in tormenting people ForTheEvulz of it all, you're definitely this.
* ChildHater: She definitely has shades of this, if her journal entry is anything to go by. To her credit, she does come to somewhat respect Roxas before she leaves for Castle Oblivion.
** In the manga, she outright says, "I hate kids" three times.
* ClimaxBoss: The second battle with her is also the second Climax Boss fight of Sora's story, occurring right after the biggest revelations in the plot.
* CombatStilettos: The only member of the group who has them, prior to Xion joining.
* CuteAndPsycho: Fond of smiling and giggling...and hurting people very badly.
* DarkActionGirl: Villainous and a lightning quick combatant.
* DarkChick: The TokenGirl, with a flirtatious but manipulative and sadistic personality.
* DoppelgangerAttack: In her Absent Silhouette fight Larxene is able to create up to four copies of herself who can freely rush and attack anywhere. One of her copies can even fight entirely independently of Larxene. One of the Reaction Commands involves throwing Larxene and her copy against each other to force them to re-fuse and stun Larxene.
* ElementalHair: Golden yellow, the color of her lightning powers.
* EvilLaugh: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d81QJDIyTDc Just. Listen.]]
* TheExtremistWasRight: See Marluxia's entry.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Like Marluxia, she's utterly perplexed and even slightly annoyed that Sora consciously chooses to protect Naminé even after finding out that [[FakeMemories his memories of her and the friendship they shared were all lies]]. She even flat-out calls him a delusional idiot.
* FauxAffablyEvil: She can put on as much charm and flirting as she wants, but there's no way of not seeing the sadistic monster she really is. Given that her charm and flirting usually ''accompanies'' a sadistic act, she doesn't even seem to be trying to hide it.
* FlashStep: ''Very'' present, what with her quick attacks and [[SuperSpeed lightning speed]].
* FragileSpeedster: Larxene is pretty vulnerable provided you can catch up to her.
* GigglingVillain: In the Japanese version her laughing is adorable, yet no less creepy.
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: A nice subversion of the standard large eyes equal good and innocent, as her eyes are about as large as Sora and Kairi's.
* GreenEyes: Hard to tell with her. Official images by way of Nomura's drawings have her with blue (which is a nice oxymoron), but in the game it looks a somewhat blue, a green, and sometimes an odd mixture of both.
* HairAntennae: Two long bangs swept back over her head.
* HartmanHips: They're subtle, but present.
* HiddenDepths: Though the dialogue only appears in the non-canon novels, so its validity is in question, Larxene stated there that her existence as a Nobody was preferable to regaining her heart and reminisced that having had a heart [[BrokenBird had been a painful experience]].
** She also comes off as somewhat less evil in ''358/2 Days'', having a few PetTheDog moments with Roxas and along with Marluxia, being given a more sympathetic motive for her treachery.
* IShallTauntYou: Her '''main''' hobby. And man, does she do an absolute amazing job of it. Any of the people she targets with it get easily riled up.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Every bit as vicious in both words and bite as the rest of the Organization, it even shows in ''Chain Of Memories'' as her attitude towards her enemies and friends alike rub everyone the wrong way.
* {{Joke Weapon}}s: Casual Gear, dragonflies. Mystery Gear, lightbulbs.
* KickTheDog: Literally kicks Sora to the ground twice and hits the Riku Replica when he charges at her and later throws him aside while he's unconscious (though to be somewhat fair, he ''did'' go ahead to attack her on the first example). Now, she surprisingly refrained from using any sort of violence towards Naminé for the entire game, but ends up doing so in frustration once she [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry ruined everything and proceeded to block her way from getting to Sora]].
* KnightOfCerebus: ''Chain of Memories'' takes a '''dark''' turn when Larxene shows up on the 6th Floor to hurt Sora physically and psychologically.
* LaughablyEvil: Her sass can be quite humorous when she's around her fellow Organization members, especially [[TheChewToy Vexen]]. This is especially true for ''358/2 Days'', in which her scenes are all played for laughs.
* MeaningfulName: ''la reine'' means "the queen" in French. Sora even says 'queen' to her at one point in the manga. Considering both Marluxia's plans and her own for the Organization had their rebellion succeeded, her reign of terror as Marluxia's [[DragonInChief second-in-command]] [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen would be played straight]].
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Marluxia is the one who brought her into his conspiracy and she just follows his plan.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: You really should have hurried up and killed Sora instead of providing all that groundbreaking exposition, Larxene....
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Occurs ''a lot'' in ''Re:COM'' with both Axel and Naminé, leading fans in [[FanFic fan fiction]] to either paint her as a DepravedBisexual, or [[{{Shipping}} pair her up with Axel]] and create something resembling a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with Naminé.
* PersonalityPowers: She can wield lightning and kunai. It doesn't help when she's also [[PsychoElectro sadistic]].
* PetTheDog: She helped Roxas learn magic and gave him a potion, despite coming along with ''plenty'' of [[ChildHater verbal abuse.]] Her last interaction with Roxas in ''Days'' is her saying that he's "almost half-competent now" and that maybe he'd make a good addition to her and Marluxia's rebellion plan. And that, friends, is just about the nicest Larxene has ''ever'' been.
* PsychoElectro: A particularly chilling example of it.
* RageBreakingPoint: While tending to have childish, temperamental fits generally, she seemed relatively chill until everything fell apart.
-->'''Larxene''': "I should tell you...that I'm in an EXTREMELY foul mood."
* {{Sadist}}: A surprisingly effective one at it, too. She's even able to scare [[MusicalAssassin Demyx]], though to be fair [[{{Jerkass}} both of them don't get along either way]].
* SheFu: '''THE''' prime example of the series, even over Aqua. It's her designated battle style and her game play is chock full of it. Flips, cartwheels, ''aerial'' cartwheels, spins, somersaults, mid- air drills, rolls, etc. All in top speed.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only girl in the Organization before Xion came along.
* TheStarscream: Plotted to overthrow Xemnas with Marluxia.
* TermsOfEndangerment: She calls the Riku Replica "kiddo" and Naminé "little one".
* {{Tsundere}}: In a non-romantic, budding...''bond'' sort of way. Her behavior towards Roxas began leaning this way before she got sent to Castle Oblivion. There's a scene where literally, she throws a verbal jab while giving him a potion (potions are to heal/replenish). ''Willingly''. Then ''considered'' the idea of him joining her and Marluxia in their betrayal plan. The only other one who had a similar honor was Axel. She's certainly a lot more partial to Roxas than she ever was of Sora.
* {{Troll}}: In a particularly sadistic way. She gets off on people's pain, misery and anger in response to her words and actions. Unless the reaction is overdone to the point of being "predictable", that is, then she just gets bored.
* VillainousBreakdown: Once she realized her and Marluxia's plan crumble thanks to Axel, she exposes everything to Sora, [[RageBreakingPoint and goes ahead to eliminate him with "no other choice" left]], leaving her vulnerable to the VillainBall, and in turn, meeting her demise.
* VillainTeleportation: As per course with her abilities.
* WitchWithACapitalB: Humorously lampshaded by Demyx in ''Days''. It gets much worse when she leaves for Castle Oblivion.
-->'''Demyx''': "Man, why's Larxene gotta be such a witch all the time?"
* WolverineClaws: Unless she is throwing them, she wields her kunai in this manner. Seems to reference ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''[='s=] Claw weapons, which are usually classified as knives.
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[[folder:XIII: Roxas]]
!The Key of Destiny (Original Name: Sora)

->''See Characters/KingdomHeartsRoxasAxelAndXion''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:XIV: Xion]]
!!Original Name: No. ''i''

->''See Characters/KingdomHeartsRoxasAxelAndXion''
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