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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 Saix]], [[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 group of thirteen ([[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 temporarily fourteen (sort of)]]) villains introduced in ''Chain of Memories'' and ''358/2 Days''. 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 [[spoiler:and Xigbar's]] human forms which are [[Characters/KingdomHeartsXehanort here]], and Roxas' human form which is [[Characters/KingdomHeartsDestinyIslandsTrio 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.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Several members of the Organization return in ''Dream Drop Distance'', revived as humans. Some have taken HeelFaceTurn opportunities or are implied to have, but others are even worse than they used to be.]]
** DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler: Literally, in a somewhat bizarre sense, for those who underwent {{Heel Face Turn}}s as a result.]]
* 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.
* BetaTestBaddie
* BlackCloak
* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: ... and [[TheSmurfettePrinciple Larxene]].
** MrFanservice: Except Larxene, as mentioned above.
* BossBattle: Every last one, at least once.
** BonusBoss: Every last one, in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII [[UpdatedRerelease Final]] [[NoExportForYou Mix+]]'', by way of the Cavern of Remembrance.
* {{The Chessmaster}}s: Though Xemnas [[spoiler:and Xigbar]] above all.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* CoDragons: Sa´x 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.
* 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 [[spoiler: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.
* FiveBadBand: Due to about half of them being central antagonists in ''Chain of Memories'' and the other half in ''II'', they form two:
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'':
*** BigBad: Marluxia
*** TheDragon: Larxene
*** EvilGenius: Vexen
*** TheBrute: Lexaeus
*** DarkChick: Zexion
*** SixthRangerTraitor: Axel
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'':
*** BigBad: Xemnas
*** CoDragons: Saix and Xigbar
*** TheBrute: Xaldin
*** EvilGenius: Luxord
*** DarkChick: Demyx
*** SixthRangerTraitor[=/=]DefectorFromDecadence: Axel
* {{Flanderization}}: A few of them canonically get it in ''358/2 Days''.
** May also count as FridgeBrilliance, since Nobodies fake a personality based on strong memories and habits.
* FlatCharacter: Roughly half of them, since it's kind of hard to make thirteen well-rounded individuals when they're [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters sharing spotlight in a cast of hundreds.]]
* FlipFlopOfGod: Nomura stated in an interview that Nobodies do not age (with the exceptions of Roxas and NaminÚ). However, ''Birth by Sleep'' and ''Dream Drop Distance'' appear to contradict this with the ages of Braig and Ienzo, though [[spoiler:it is revealed that Xigbar was not going grey because of his age]], leaving it as a possible case of ImmortalityBeginsAtTwenty.
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Xehanort's entire reason for forming the Organization was to gather together 12 new hosts. He's already begun the process of taking over Braig/Xigbar and Isa/Sa´x, explaining why their eyes turned gold and their hair is of a lighter color than in ''Birth by Sleep''.]]
* 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.
* 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, Sa´x) 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 ''Dream Drop Distance'', Sora learns that [[spoiler: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.
* JokeWeapon: All fourteen have one in ''358/2'''s Mission Mode if they've equipped the Casual Gear; everyone but Roxas, Axel and Xion with the Mystery Gear.
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler: The second 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: [[spoiler:Or so Xemnas leads them to believe.]] Many of them display it, eagerly embracing the idea that they have no hearts.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Another Side", various remixes of which appear as battle themes and other themes relating to the group.
* LetXBeTheUnknown: The "X" theme is [[spoiler: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.
* MadeOfEvil: They are made of Nothingness, a neutral malleable form of flesh that is separate from Light and Darkness and therefore harmful to things made up of either of those.
* MesACrowd: [[spoiler: They're an integral part of one orchestrated by 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
* 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.
* TheOtherDarrin: With the interesting exception of Creator/KeijiFujiwara as Axel, every member introduced in ''Chain of Memories'' was voiced by a staff member who was replaced by a professional voice actor once ''Kingdom Hearts II'' and ''Re:Chain of Memories'' came around.
* PersonalityPowers: All of the members have a personality that fits their "Attribute," though a few fit in non-typical ways.
* RedBaron: All of the members except Xion have nicknames to this effect.
* SignificantAnagram: Their names are actually scrambled versions of their past names with an X added. However, not all of their past names are known, [[spoiler:and Xemnas technically used someone else's name.]]
** [[spoiler:Xion's name is the letter X added to the phrase "No. ''i''", with the number ''i'' being an imaginary number.]] It [[CloningBlues sheds a lot of light on her.]]
* 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
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Xemnas, Xigbar, and Sa´x have them. [[spoiler:As ''Dream Drop Distance'' shows, [[GrandTheftMe there's a reason for this]].]]
* TestedOnHumans: Most of the apprentices' MadScientist ventures involved human experimentation like [[WasOnceAMan turning people into Heartless]].
* TragicMonster[=/=]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]], Sa´x'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 [[RedBaron title]].
* ThirteenIsUnlucky
* UncannyValley: Alluded to in-universe, although it's rarely apparent to the player.
* UnwittingPawn: The entire Organization was formed not to regain the members' hearts, but out of a combination of [[spoiler:Xemnas wanting to attain the [[RealityWarper reality-warping]] potential of Kingdom Hearts]] and to facilitate a plot that would [[spoiler: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, aside from Xigbar, Number II, being TheDragon.
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[[folder:I: Xemnas]]
!The Superior of the In-Between (Original Name: [[spoiler:Xehanort]] [-(anagram formed from "[[spoiler:Ansem]]")-])
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[[caption-width-right:300:"I'm creating a brand new world, one heart at a time."]]

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

-->Voiced by: Creator/NorioWakamoto (Japanese), Creator/PaulStPeter (English)

The leader of Organization XIII, [[spoiler:the Nobody of Xehanort, Ansem the Wise's first apprentice,]] and the BigBad of ''Kingdom Hearts II''. He does not appear in ''Chain of Memories'', but he is referred to by others as "the Superior", and showed up in the first game's ''Final Mix'' as a taste of things to come. [[spoiler:He comes BackFromTheDead in ''Dream Drop Distance'' as one of the thirteen vessels of Xehanort's heart in his XIII Seekers of Darkness.]]
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* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:Creator materials state his public mission to use Kingdom Hearts to bestow hearts on himself and the other members was a lie; his true intent is to absorb its power to reshape the universe.]]
* AllYourPowersCombined: In the first stage of his final boss sequence, he can use the weapons of various other Organization members (namely, everyone who died in ''KHII'').
** WordOfGod states that [[spoiler:he may even have a Keyblade, as he is the Nobody of Xehanort's heart from Terra's body, but may have chosen simply to not use it. It was likely to keep up the appearances of the false goal of the Organization.]]
* AntiVillain: Played with. He certainly tries to present himself as a person who simply wants to be able to experience emotions again. However, behind that sorrowful mask is a sociopath that wants control over Kingdom Hearts and the worlds beneath it. That's not even getting into what he does to [[spoiler:Xion]], nor does it account for the fact that [[spoiler:he was preventing his underlings from attaining hearts in the first place so his alternate selves could have more potential Seekers Of Darkness at their disposal]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's the leader of the Organization, and far and away the most powerful member.
* BadBoss: [[spoiler:''Dream Drop Distance'' reveals just how far he went in manipulating the Organization. Not only was he directly responsible for several of them becoming Nobodies, but he purposefully concealed from them the fact that Nobodies naturally develop a new heart over time.]]
** Even before ''Dream Drop Distance'', there was plenty of evidence to disqualify him for boss of the year. He's apathetic toward an unconscious Axel, he twice tried to get two of his subordinates to kill the other, threatens to punish Organization members who might fail him by transforming them into Dusks, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and he's only known to have authorized one day off a year for the Organization members.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:As with Ansem, he's back in ''Dream Drop Distance'' via the time travel powers of Young Xehanort. They fade back to their original times when Master Xehanort's scheme fails, but MX claims they're still on track for the "seven vs thirteen" showdown.]]
* {{Badass}}: Xehanort incarnation, natch. Information from within ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' and WordOfGod put him as the most powerful thing in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''-verse. He casually rips apart a ''city'' for ammo (read: skyscrapers) to [[MindOverMatter telekinetically hurl at you]] and he holds his own against both Riku and Sora during the final battle with him in ''KHII''.
** BadassBaritone: The deepest of all of Xehanort's incarnations.
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: In his truly final fight, his attacks are structured like Sora's Limit Attacks: a series of various quick alternating close- and long-range attacks while moving around quickly, leaving very few gaps between those attacks, followed by a longer finishing move.
* BigBad: Of ''Kingdom Hearts II''.
* BonusBoss: In the first ''Final Mix''.
* ChekhovsGunman: See BonusBoss.
* TheChessmaster: Especially in ''358/2 Days''.
* CoDragons: [[spoiler:He and Ansem occupy this position in Master Xehanort's true organization, being his left and right hand men.]]
** DemotedToDragon: In later installments.
* CombatTropes
** AgonyBeam: A recurring attack of his is to snag Sora in a beam of energy that drains his HP.
** BarrierWarrior: One of the few recurring bosses in the series to regularly block your attacks, throwing up a barrier of energy and then attacking while you're staggered. In ''3D'' he extends this into trapping Sora in a cube of energy barriers and firing laser shots at him while he's trapped.
** {{BFS}}: In his TinTyrant form.
** BladeBelowTheShoulder: His ethereal blades manifest from his [[PowerPalms palms]].
** DanceBattler: His combo strings with his ethereal blades are long sequences involving [[SpinAttack a pirouetting flurry of slashes]], kicks, and even gravity-defying [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning airborne breakdancing]]. [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcsemo4Z231rjol30o1_250.gif And he does it all with the utmost grace.]] Essentially, Xemnas' attacks are just as much a beauty to behold as they are a symphony of pain the player had best avoid.
** DoppelgangerAttack: In his final form.
** DualWielding: ''Always'' wields two ethereal blades.
** FrickinLaserBeams: He can fire his ethereal blades like laser blasts.
*** BeamSpam: His final attack is a ''dome'' of them.
** JokeWeapon: Causal Gear gives him [[PaperFanOfDoom fans]]. Mystery Gear gives him heart-shaped lightsabers.
** LaserBlade: His ethereal blades. In ''358/2 Days'' he has an assortment of them with several different shapes and colors, but his usual ones are Interdiction, which are straight blades of red energy.
** LightningBruiser: He's pretty acrobatic and painful with his blade combos. [[spoiler:''Birth by Sleep'' shows where he gets it from.]]
** MagicKnight: Uses void-based magic and laser shots in addition to battering you with his blades.
** MightyGlacier: As a player character in ''Days''.
** MindOverMatter: Throws entire buildings at you this way.
** PowerFloats: In ''Days'', he's apparently above walking.
** PowerOfTheVoid: His elemental power is Nothingness, though mostly it's treated as PureEnergy.
** SheFu: RareMaleExample. As covered under DanceBattler, Xemnas's attack patterns include a lot of spinning and flipping, sometimes at the same time.
** SphereOfPower: He surrounds himself with one for his ultimate attack in ''Final Mix'' and ''Days''.
** TeleportSpam: To the point he's able to teleport away in the middle of Sora's combos to escape.
* CompanionCube: [[spoiler:Aqua's discarded armor, and not in a cute way either.]]
* CrazyPrepared: Usually, in order to effectively play [[XanatosSpeedChess Xehanort Speed Chess]].
* DarthVaderClone: He's got the all-black wardrobe, red energy weapons, discarded identity and a few vaguely sympathetic moments, but not the redemption. [[MayTheFarceBeWithYou It gets really weird]] if [[spoiler: you think of Terra as Anakin and Master Xehanort as Palpatine, and all of Terra's story in ''Birth by Sleep'' to be exactly like [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith the third]] ''Star Wars'' movie.]]
* DeceptiveDisciple: His betrayal of Ansem the Wise was what caused him and the rest of the apprentices to turn into Nobodies in the first place.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Appears as a boss in the ''Final Mix'' version of the first game, though he remains hooded for the entire encounter, and at the time no one had any idea who it was meant to be. It wasn't until ''KHII'' was released that it was made apparent that it was him.
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:''3D'' reveals that, rather than being the TragicVillain as ''Kingdom Hearts II'' (and ''Birth by Sleep'') suggested, he was manipulating the Organization, and by extension all of the Nobodies, into believing that they were nothing more than [[JustForPun heartless]] monsters, when in reality they could have easily grown a new heart. He also intended to use Kingdom Hearts to obtain the χ-blade and more or less become a god.]]
* EvilLaugh: When he throws the mother-of-all-beam-spams at Sora and Riku, although the sound of the blasts actually makes it harder to hear. Easier to catch when he [[spoiler:throws buildings at you in ''3D'']].
** [[spoiler:His usual monotonous drone of a laugh is replaced with a rather bombastic one, which would be OOC for him except that this is justified, as ''3D'' finally shows his real colours.]]
* EvilSorcerer: He commands the "Sorcerer Nobodies", if you needed a hint.
* EvilSoundsDeep: His voice, both in the Japanese and North American versions, is ''very'' deep, to the point where some think it simply doesn't match his {{Bishonen}} face.
* FinalBoss: In ''Kingdom Hearts II''.
** ClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: He serves as Sora's FinalBoss in ''3D'', coming after some major revelations about the heart, the Heartless, and the Nobodies, and beating him signals the end of Sora's story, but not the end of the game.]]
* FinalBossPreview: Two entire games in advance. How punctual of him.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Despite being the most powerful member of the Organization (and even having, on paper, a straight up unfair stat distribution[[note]]Each member has 35-40ish points in their pool. In theory all stats are weighted fairly but Attack, Magic, and Speed are more requisite than the others. Specialist characters have less points but can rely on their single high stat. Only Saix, Axel, and Lexaeus have more points to distribute, but Lexaeus' combination of slowness AND no magic act as the most severe nerf possible, and Saix and Axel are slightly evenly distributed but neglect Str, Mag, and Speed too much for general use. Xemnas, on the other is not only a DOUBLE specialist in Attack and Magic, but does not neglect his other stats, making him a powerhouse with no weaknesses. Tellingly, Marluxia has the same distribution but is a single point lower in most categories. Since he's the other BigBad for whom AuthorityEqualsAsskicking, this is a nice bit of GameplayAndStoryIntegration.[[/note]]) in ''358/2 Days'', his average attack speed combines with the only reduced movement speed to make him the biggest nuisance to control at a basic level.
** OverratedAndUnderleveled
** With glide he has full movement speed in the air, however, and his airborne attacks are often much quicker and more aggressive. Practice can turn him into [[LightningBruiser a very good flying attacker]].
* JapanesePronouns: "Watashi."
* {{Jerkass}}: [[spoiler:Being Master Xehanort's Nobody formed from Terra's body, it comes with the territory but it also makes him the most cruel out of all of Xehanort's incarnations.]]
* LargeHam: While still being TheStoic. It's Creator/NorioWakamoto in Japanese, so this status is pretty unavoidable. Also justified when you realize it's an InvokedTrope--unlike the other Organization members he has few memories of his human life to tell him how to emote, so he overacts to try and hide that he feels the least of all of them.
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''358/2 Days'' gives him one named "[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Xemnus]]."
* NervesOfSteel: He's hard to faze, due to over-emoting all the time anyway. He drops the act in ''Dream Drop Distance'', but comes off as even more stoic as a result. [[spoiler:Even when he's surprised that Sora is momentarily able to control the deep-dream he's trapped in, he merely smiles and gets ready to fight while [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Xigbar turns tail and runs]].]]
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: An EvilOverlord Nobody with [[LaserBlade pseudo]]-[[Franchise/StarWars lightsabers]] and Creator/NorioWakamoto's voice (in Japanese) who pilots a gigantic HumongousMecha-[[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]-ship while wearing [[TinTyrant a massive suit of Keyblade armor]].
* PersonalityPowers: A StrawNihilist that has power over Nothingness.
* PhysicalGod: The scale of his powers can only be described as this. He's able to warp The World That Never Was to fit his wishes and can destroy the entire city at will.
* ThePowerOfHate: Rage and hatred are the only emotions of the heart Xemnas appears to value, believing them to be the true source of a heart's power, and they're also the only emotions he seems able to express himself when he isn't being TheStoic. [[spoiler:Likely another carryover from Terra, who took this trope to the point of UnstoppableRage against his enemies, including Master Xehanort.]]
-->'''Xemnas''' (''after his second defeat''): "I need... more rage... I need more... hearts..."
-->'''Xemnas''' (''before the FinalBattle''): "Anger and hate are supreme."
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: With his red ethereal blades.
* RedBaron: The Superior of the In-Between.
* ScaryBlackMan: In certain production art.
* SequentialBoss: Turned UpToEleven. First you fight Xemnas, then you have to work through several layers of defenses on his battleship, then fight Xemnas himself again, then fight his battleship again, then fight Xemnas again, then finally fight Xemnas in his final form.
* SignatureMove: His iconic moves--[[MindOverMatter throwing]] [[UpToEleven skyscrapers]] and and [[FrickingLaserBeams making lasers]] come out of nowhere.
* TheSlowWalk: Seems to have taken a page out of [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Vergil's]] book; unless he's graciously abusing his [[TeleportSpam teleportation]] or flight abilities, Xemnas will approach with [[MenacingStroll a coolly unfazed]] ([[OminousWalk if not eerie]]) [[MenacingStroll gait]] at the speed of molasses, but when he ''finally'' makes it to his intended destination, he ''will'' do all in his power to end you.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Misspelled "Xemnus" on the ''BBS''/''Days'' soundtrack.
* StationaryBoss: During his boss battle in ''II'', Xemnas's armored form never stands from his throne, instead creating barriers and swinging his sword to knock you back and otherwise letting his {{Flying Weapon}}s do his work for him.
* TheStoic: Most of his lines are spoken in an unemotional drone.
** NotSoStoic: During one of the final battles with him, he has growls of rage. [[spoiler:When he's finally defeated, he angrily reaches toward Sora and Riku as he fades out of existence. In ''Dream Drop Distance'', he looks slightly unnerved (though not to the degree Xigbar is) when a vision of the protagonists appears behind Sora when he's giving his speech about his connection with the true Keyblade wielders.]]
* StrawNihilist: Though it's sort of justified, since he's a Nobody and therefore every natural force in the universe wants him to not exist.
* TinTyrant: One of [[SequentialBoss his multiple forms]] involves donning a suit of armor and attacking from his throne. [[spoiler:It's Master Xehanort's Keyblade Armor.]]
* TragicVillain: Zig-zagged.
** ''II'' implied he's incapable of seeing hearts as anything but burdens filled with negative emotions to be removed and fed into his god-maker-machine, due to not having one of his own and not having any memories from Xehanort to tell him otherwise. [[spoiler:Connecting ''Final Mix+'' with ''Birth by Sleep'' also implies he has some of Terra's memories and is trying to reunite with Ven and Aqua.]]
-->'''Sora:''' [[SympathyForTheDevil "Xemnas. There's more to a heart than just anger or hate. It's full of all kinds of feelings. Don't you remember?"]] \\
'''Xemnas:''' "Unfortunately... I don't."
** However, ''3D'' then revealed [[spoiler:that Terra-Xehanort regained his memories before he became a Heartless and Nobody, and that Xemnas was going along with Master Xehanort's plans, thus implying Xemnas knew what he was doing and was not misguided at all.]]
* {{Troll}}: He's as bad as Xigbar in that regard, if not ''worse''. He pretends to die a couple times, question's Riku's loyalty to Sora during his BossBanter, and he outright asks the heroes to do his bidding while playing the Victim-card, and then acknowledging that he was telling BlatantLies. The biggest example would probably be his multiple impassioned entreaties for a Heart to his artificial Kingdom Hearts and to the heroes, when he does not in fact give two shits about gaining a heart.
* VerbalTic: "In''deeed''..."
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[http://yourbrainisacreativecomputer.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/830px-king.jpeg?w=820 These]] could've been his final boss forms.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Comes with the territory of a Xehanort incarnation.
* WistfulAmnesia: The only part of his human life he remembers is the time he spent in Radiant Garden, and he wants his memories back about as much as he wants to become a "higher existence." [[spoiler:''Final Mix'' reveals that he regularly visits Aqua's lost armor and talks to it, calling it "friend."]]
** [[spoiler:Braig calls his amnesia into question in the opening of ''Dream Drop Distance''. It's unclear how many memories he retains and to what extent he could have been feigning amnesia but Young Xehanort and Xemnas imply that his memories returned in full quite quickly or never left at all.]]
* [[XanatosSpeedChess Xehanort Speed Chess]]: He's fantastic at this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:II: Xigbar]]
!The Freeshooter (Original Name: Braig)
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[[caption-width-right:211:"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."]]
[[caption-width-right:211:[[labelnote:Click here to see Braig.]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-Braig_5039.png[[/labelnote]]]]

->"Have you been a good boy? Oh, it sounds like you haven't!"

-->Voiced by: HochuOtsuka (Japanese), James Patrick Stuart (English)

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. [[spoiler:In ''Dream Drop Distance'' he is BackFromTheDead and one of the thirteen vessels of Xehanort's heart in his XIII Seekers of Darkness.]]
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* AccentAdaptation: His surfer-dude accent in the English version of ''KHII'' is the Japanese version of a similar accent to reflect his laid-back attitude. It gets downplayed in later appearances, though.
* AffablyEvil
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: In ''3D'', as Xigbar, despite the destruction of his Heartless and Nobody meaning that it should've been Braig who came back. It is possible that he's simply being ''called'' Xigbar, or just prefers that identity.]]
* BastardUnderstudy: [[spoiler: 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 weapons to form a sniper rifle. This got cut in the English version of ''II'' in order to keep things kid friendly. [[NightmareFuel/KingdomHearts Haha... kid friendly...]]
* BreakoutVillain: Similar to Axel, Xigbar's role in the series has greatly expanded with each release.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CatchPhrase: "As if!"
* ChekhovsGunman: Xigbar first appears in Kingdom Hearts 2, where his role in the Organization is secondary to Xemnas, Saix, and Axel. [[spoiler: By Birth By Sleep it turns out every major event that transpires over the course of the series happens because he planted the ideas in Xehanort's head.]]
* ColdSniper[=/=]FriendlySniper: Maybe. Depends on whether you believe he's truly emotionless. Though he was definitely an AffablyEvil Sniper as Braig.
* CombatTropes
** CoolGun: He has two Arrowguns, Sharpshooter.
*** GunsAkimbo: He even did this as Braig, when they were crossbow-type weapons.
** BifurcatedWeapon: He can combine his arrowguns to make a SniperRifle.
** GravityMaster: Uses this to move along walls and ceilings.
** TheGunslinger
** {{Joke Weapon}}s: Casual Gear gives him hair dryers. Mystery Gear gives him [[InstrumentOfMurder trumpets]].
** 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.
** TeleportersAndTransporters: Thanks to his space attribute.
*** TeleportSpam
* ConsummateLiar: A trait he carries as far back as his original self, Braig.
* DarkChick: [[spoiler: He is this in the true Organization, being Xehanort's most chatty and least serious vessel.]]
* DeceptiveDisciple
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: As of ''BBS'', where he was a secondary dragon, and revelations there mean he was a secret Dragon in ''II''.
** CoDragons: With Saix to Xemnas in ''Days''.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: Depending on how much Xemnas remembered about the Plans and his past(s), 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. [[spoiler:He, as Braig, probably served as TheCorrupter for Terra-Xehanort, given that he's been at least partially possessed by Xehanort since the events of ''Birth by Sleep'', to make sure that Xehanort's plan 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.
* EvilMakeover: [[spoiler: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.]]
* EyepatchOfPower
* 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: Though less so in ''Dream Drop Distance''.
* GenreSavvy[=/=]LampshadeHanging: As Braig in ''Birth by Sleep'', notes about Terra's Keyblade "seems like these days everybody's got one of those", and remarks on Xehanort's amnesia "boy, this is some clichÚ."
* GrandTheftMe: In ''Dream Drop Distance'', he reveals that [[spoiler:he's been influenced/partially possessed by 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.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: It's implied that Xigbar/Braig is envious of the Keyblade wielders and joined Xehanort in the first place in hopes of becoming one himself.
** BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler: Of course, being turned into a copy of Xehanort himself isn't necessarily the best way to go about getting your own Keyblade... Possibly subverted in that Braig willingly went along with the Nortification process aware of the trade-off.]]
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore."
* {{Jerkass}}
* LaughablyEvil
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In ''3D''. "Hold on there Sora, let's hit these plot points in order."
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''3D'' gives him "Xigbar", a slightly faster variation of "Organization XIII" with a waltz rhythm and a sinister string part added.
* TheNicknamer
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He's probably one of the Organization's smarter members, particularly in regards to Xemnas's plans and the Keyblade.
* MeaningfulName: ''The Freeshooter'' anybody? [[spoiler:The name comes from an opera called Der FreischŘtz, where the eponymous freeshooter makes a deal with the devil to gain seven magical bullets. Six of these strikes whoever he wants to, but the seventh is controlled by the devil. Considering what he [[DealWithTheDevil had been up to]] as Braig, this is an appropriate title for Xigbar and serves as a foreshadowing of his greater villainy in the series.]]
* MetaGuy: He was already snarky, but by ''3D'' his jokes have gotten rather self-aware.
* MoreThanMeetsTheEye
* ParanoiaFuel: At the end of ''Birth by Sleep'', [[spoiler:Xehanort]] acts as an in-universe example of this for him. [[spoiler: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.]] [[spoiler: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]] 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... [[spoiler: Though considering that he was in on Xehanort's plan on using all other Organization members as vessels for his heart, this very well was an act.]]
* PointyEars: [[spoiler: Courtesy of partial Xehanort possession.]]
* RecurringBoss: In ''Birth by Sleep''.
* RedBaron: The Freeshooter.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In 3D, he quickly decides Xemnas can handle Sora alone after [[spoiler: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: For Roxas/Xion. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Though given Roxas's and Xion's true natures]], it's very likely this was just a sick joke, especially given that the two [[ScrewYourself look identical]] to Xigbar anyway.]]
* {{Skunk Stripe}}s: [[spoiler:Again, courtesy of partial Xehanort possession.]]
* SlasherSmile: He gave one of those when he was about to snipe Sora's head.
* SmugSnake
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The North American release of ''KHII'' misinterpreted his real name as Bleig; the PAL release and all subsequent games rectified this.
* {{Supernatural Gold Eye|s}}: [[spoiler: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.
* {{Troll}}: See ShipperOnDeck. He also trolls Sa´x over Xemnas's true identity and Sora on his connection to Roxas.
* VillainousBreakdown: Experiences two brief ones [[spoiler:in ''Dream Drop Distance'' 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: [[spoiler:"I'm already half Xehanort!"]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:III: Xaldin]]
!The Whirlwind Lancer (Original Name: Dilan)
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[[caption-width-right:219:"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."]]
[[caption-width-right:219:[[labelnote:Click here to see Dilan]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-Dilan_1558.png[[/labelnote]]]]

->"Feed your anger! Only anger will keep you strong."

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

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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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:As Dilan in ''Dream Drop Distance''. 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.]]
* BigOlEyebrows
* TheBrute: But like Lexaeus, not stupid.
* CombatTropes
** BattleAura: Once Xaldin starts to get low on health, he enters a berserker-like state, similar to Sa´x, where he's shrouded in green energy and the screen darkens. Unlike Sa´x 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.
** BladeOnAStick: His lances, Lindworm.
** BlowYouAway
** 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.
** FlyingWeapon
** JokeWeapon: Casual Gear gives him broomsticks. Mystery Gear gives him dragon-themed lances.
** [[DualWielding Multi-Wielding]]: Six lances, always with at least four being held up by wind currents.
** PowerFloats: Because he rides wind currents.
** ShapingYourAttacks: Into a dragon.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Surprisingly enough, in ''Birth by Sleep'' 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 Ven's well being.
** ''Dream Drop Distance'' implies that none of the apprentices ([[spoiler:save Xehanort and probably Braig]]) willingly gave themselves over to the darkness.
* CynicalMentor[=/=]SternTeacher: [[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, [[spoiler: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.
* EvilBrit: In the English adaptation.
* HotBloodedSideburns
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore."
* {{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.
* KickTheDog: Everything he does to the Beast. His diary entry in ''358/2 Days'' shows he's bitterly envious of the Beast, so obviously he wants to do his damnedest to make him miserable.
* 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.
* 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.
* RedBaron: The Whirlwind Lancer.
* ReverseArmFold: One of his common "non-combat" poses - which makes sense, given his power and martial nature.
* 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).
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The North American release of ''KHII'' misinterpreted his real name as Dilin; the PAL release and all subsequent games rectified this.
* 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:249:"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)

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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* ActorAllusion: Who would've guessed that [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Uryuu Ishida]], of all people, would become a mad scientist? Captain Kurotsuchi must've rubbed off on him.
** Let's see, a nice person who became an [[SmugSnake Smug]] {{Jerkass}} and an [[InsufferableGenius Insufferable]] [[EvilGenius Genius]] after being corrupted by the powers of darkness. Sounds like [[Anime/DigimonAdventure02 Ken Ichijouji]] after he became the Digimon Emperor.
* 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: [[spoiler:As Even in ''Dream Drop Distance''. 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.
* ClimaxBoss: 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.
* CombatTropes
** AnIcePerson
** DeadlyDisc: Giant Snowflakes actually.
** EvilKnockoff: In addition to making the Riku Replica he can make an Anti-Sora replica mid combat in his Data battle.
** HarmlessFreezing: His Freeze spell.
** JokeWeapon: Casual Gear gives him a pot lid. Mystery Gear gives him a snowman shield.
** LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: His shield, Frozen Pride.
*** ShieldBash: And considering that Frozen Pride is covered with spikes...
** MindOverMatter: His Absent Silhouette controls his shield as such when standing still.
** ReverseShrapnel: With chunks of ice.
** SpellBlade: Can enchant his shield to make a {{BFS}} made from ice with his Slide Break sleight.
** StoneWall: Vexen's primary offense is magic but offsets his true [[SquishyWizard squishy nature]] by hiding behind his shield.
* DeadpanSnarker
* EvilutionaryBiologist: This seems to be his specialty, with his creation of [[spoiler:Riku Replica and Xion.]]
* EvilGenius
* EvilIsDeathlyCold
* {{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: Either stabbed in the back or immolated.
* FourIsDeath: He's the first of the Organization to be destroyed.
* GreenEyes: Of the crazy, way-too-bright variety.
* HisNameIs: He ends up being executed by Axel for trying to tell Sora about Roxas.
* InsufferableGenius
* JapanesePronouns: "Watashi."
* {{Jerkass}}: He ''loves'' to insult everyone else's intelligence.
** May also be a bit of a JerkassWoobie, being TheChewToy and dying a particular horrible death while begging for his life.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Well, a [[DownplayedTrope void of bronze]]. While Vexen acts like quite the {{Jerkass}} around Roxas, almost as soon as Roxas begins making progress, despite it being mostly insignificant, he's quick to praise him, and even mildly respectful at the end. Mildly... This could be due to his memory of Even, who seemed proud and relatively friendly and a rather decent guy overall. [[spoiler:It could also be due to the fact that he's developing a heart of his own, as revealed in ''3D''.]]
* MadScientist
* 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]].
* TheOtherDarrin: Staff member Tatsuya Kando in ''Chain of Memories'' on the GBA; professional voice actor Nachi Nozawa from then on. Who will voice him now that Nozawa has passed remains to be seen.
* ParentalSubstitute: His previous self, Even, was one of those responsible for raising Ienzo (Zexion).
* PersonalityPowers: Wields ice and is fairly cold.
* RandomPowerRanking: Vexen thinks that just because he's number IV, he thinks he's superior than the majority of the members, despite the numbers meaning nothing beyond order of joining the Organization.
* RedBaron: The Chilly Academic.
* SmugSnake
[[/folder]]

[[folder:V: Lexaeus]]
!The Taciturn Stalwart (Original Name: Aeleus)
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[[caption-width-right:161:"You've done well thus far. But to possess your powers, and yet fear the darkness... What a waste."]]
[[caption-width-right:161:[[labelnote:Click here to see Aeleus:]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-Aeleus_5594.png[[/labelnote]]]]

->"I, Lexaeus, will not yield to the frail heart of an infantile coward!"

-->Voiced by: Tatsuya Kando (''COM''), Creator/FumihikoTachiki (Japanese), Dave Boat (English)

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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* CombatTropes
** AnAxeToGrind: His "axe sword" Skysplitter, though in ''Chain of Memories'' it was classified as a tomahawk.
** BattleAura
** DishingOutDirt
** GroundShatteringLanding: Half of his brutish fighting style is smashing the earth with FullContactMagic.
** GroundPound
** ImplacableMan
** {{Joke Weapon}}s: Casual Gear gives him a squeaky toy hammer. Mystery Gear gives him a moai.
** MightyGlacier
** PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: His tomahawk attack.
*** ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks
** SpellBlade: He can coat his axe with earth for extra power.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: ''Birth by Sleep'' shows Aeleus to have been a loyal and honorable man, before his [[FaceHeelTurn betrayal of Ansem the Wise]].
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Revived in ''Dream Drop Distance'' as Aeleus and has undergone a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* TheBrute: But not stupid.
* TheDragon: To Zexion.
* ElementalHair
* EvilSoundsDeep: Lexaeus has a voice that is [[JustForPun grittier]] and deeper in pitch than his voice as Aeleus.
* GeniusBruiser
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Zexion.
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore."
* [[LanternJawOfJustice Lantern Jaw of Injustice]]: That chin of his could cut through ''diamonds''.
* [[TheOnlyOneITrust The Only One I Can Trust]]: His journal entry in ''358/2'' Days reveals that he considers Zexion this.
* TheOtherDarrin: Staff member Tatsuya Kando in ''Chain of Memories'' on the GBA; professional voice actor Creator/FumihikoTachiki from then on.
* PersonalityPowers: Wields earth and is stalwart and quiet.
* 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.
* TheQuietOne
* RedBaron: The Taciturn Stalwart. It used to be the Silent Hero, but ''1.5 HD'' silently retconned it. One might wonder if a [[DissidiaFinalFantasy certain other series]] had something to do with it...
* SatelliteCharacter
* SorryThatImDying: "Forgive me, Zexion. This was a fight I should not have started."
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The North American release of ''KHII'' 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:157:"It's such a shame. The Organization used to be the rope that bound us together."]]
[[caption-width-right:157:[[labelnote:Click here to see Ienzo:]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/149px-Ienzo_8004.png[[/labelnote]]]]

->"Then I shall make you see... That your hopes are nothing. Nothing but a mere illusion!"

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

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''.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Revived in ''Dream Drop Distance'' as Ienzo and has undergone a HeelFaceTurn]].
* BadassBookworm: Literally! His weapon is the "Book of Retribution."
* 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.
* CombatTropes
** AttackDrone: His books act as these when fighting his Absent Silhouette.
** 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]].
** DoNotTouchTheFunnelCloud: His Cyclone Snatch which will steal your cards away with suction but only the tornado will damage you.
** DopplegangerAttack
** LifeDrain
** JokeWeapon: The Casual Gear gives him a sandwich. Mystery Gear will give him a laptop computer which is said to be his diary.
** MasterOfIllusion
** MegaManning: He steals attacks from Riku when you fight him.
** PocketDimension: His books can trap you in one.
** SquishyWizard
** ThrowTheBookAtThem: His lexicon, the Book of Retribution.
* CorruptionByAMinor: Ienzo is the one that convinced Ansem the Wise to build the secret lab where they could experiment on people's hearts.
* CreepyChild: Ienzo's role in ''Birth by Sleep'' seems to be staring... and staring... and staring some more. Now stop and think about it the fact he was still a child when he became a Nobody.
** 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.
* DeadpanSnarker: Heavy on the deadpan.
* DeceptiveDisciple
** Either that or APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil, as it is not clear as to whether or not Ienzo was evil to begin with, or corrupted over time.
* 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, [[spoiler:once revived as Ienzo, his voice is noticeably lighter in pitch.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: In his backstory, giving Ansem the Wise the idea for the experimentation on the heart.
** HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Has undergone this since reforming as Ienzo.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Lexaeus, at least in Castle Oblivion.
* JapanesePronouns: "Boku."
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Zexion was actually in a position to become the 2nd in command. Sa´x, being a DragonWithAnAgenda, takes advantage of the traitor situation in Castle Oblivion and sends Axel to kill Zexion.
* NonActionGuy: Spends more of his time plotting than fighting, and when he does, his fighting methods are rather unconventional.
* TheNoseKnows: He can track people by scent from long range.
* OccultBlueEyes
* ParentalAbandonment: Ienzo became Ansem's ward after the death of his parents.
* PeekABangs: But he's ''[[MisaimedFandom not bloody]] {{emo}}'', damn it! [[spoiler:Not even as Ienzo!]]
* PersonalityPowers: He has illusion-based powers.
* RedBaron: The Cloaked Schemer.
* {{Shapeshifting}}
** 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 younger members...
* SmugSnake
* TeenGenius
* 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
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Hard to believe he's only a few years older than the protagonists.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Steel-Blue Hair]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:VII: Sa´x]]
!The Luna Diviner (Original Name: Isa)
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[[caption-width-right:198:"Which would you rather suffer the loss of: Some make-believe friendship, or a real one?"]]
[[caption-width-right:198:[[labelnote:Click here to see Isa:]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/143px-Isa_bbs_3333.png[[/labelnote]]]]

->"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)

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.

[[spoiler: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 Sa´x 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 XIII Seekers of Darkness.]]
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* AchillesHeel: While in his [[TheBerserker Berserk mode]], your attacks do practically ''[[ImplacableMan nothing]]''. Grab one of the several claymores that Sa´x flings around during his rampage, and you can blast him ForMassiveDamage (and knock him out of his trance). His Berserker Nobodies suffer from the same weakness.
* AxCrazy: In his berserk mode.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Revealed near the end of ''Dream Drop Distance'' to be a member of the new Organization.]]
* BecomingTheMask: [[spoiler: Judging from his rather vacant expression in ''Dream Drop Distance'', 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 simply for ''existing''.
** The duo become a huge one for him when Axel develops a close friendship with the pair.
* BetaTestBaddie: He exemplifies this more than any other member of the Organization. [[spoiler:It becomes very tragic in ''Dream Drop Distance'' when you realize that he would have grown a heart regardless of what happened.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: It's unknown when it happened, or how ''aware'' of it he was, 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]].]]
* CombatTropes
** 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.
** {{BFS}}: His claymore, Lunatic.
*** OneHandedZweihander
** CriticalHit: His specialty in ''358/2 Days'': his Critical % and Crit Bonus stats are maxed, but his other stats are slightly above mediocre.
** 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.
** ReverseGrip
** SpinAttack: Has a lot of these.
** SwordBeam: Ones that resembles a FauxFlame.
** ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: He does this a lot, but he keeps a lot of spare swords.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mainly in ''Birth by Sleep'' as Isa when he's interacting with Lea. He also has quite the occasional quip after he becomes a Nobody.
* TheDragon
** CoDragons: With Xigbar to Xemnas in ''Days''.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: In ''358/2 Days'', until he gave up on it [[spoiler: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. [[spoiler:This change is very important.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The thin X on his face. When Sa´x is in his berserker state, it becomes wider and jagged.
* HairFlip: Yes, really. He flicks his hair into place when he first meets Sora in Twilight Town.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Most Beloved]]: In ''Kingdom Hearts II'' he kidnaps Kairi in order to lure Sora out and fuel his rage.
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore."
* {{Jerkass}}: He really isn't a nice person, to say the least.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As Isa before losing his heart. He enjoys making sarcastic quips at Lea, but it's clear that Isa was a relatively sweet person before he became Sa´x.
* KickTheDog: Both 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. [[spoiler:Since his heart had been possessed by Xehanort for a while now according to TheReveal in ''3D'', these moments potentially belong to Xehanort.]]
* KneelBeforeZod: To Roxas in their boss fight in ''Days'' (but not Sora, that part was ''his'' idea). "GROVEL BEFORE ME!"
* LargeHam: He gives Ansem quite a run for his money in this department, funnily enough.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Might have picked it up from Xehanort.]]
--> "I may not have a heart, but I know very well how to injure one."
* NeverSayDie: Nope. He wants to see Sora die fighting.
* PointyEars: [[spoiler:Courtesy of his possession by Xehanort.]]
* PoisonousFriend: [[spoiler:To Axel after becoming possessed by Xehanort.]]
* PerpetualFrowner: Outside of his berserk state, he rarely changes his expression.
* 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.
* RedBaron: The Luna Diviner.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Axel's red.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The umlaut doesn't appear in any Japanese media.
* TheStoic
** 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.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Like [[spoiler:Braig]], this indicates that he [[spoiler:[[GrandTheftMe is being taken over by Xehanort]].]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: "Used to" being the operative words. [[spoiler:In ''Dream Drop Distance'', we learn why.]]
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Isa and Lea slowly grew apart after they lost their hearts.
* [[XMarksTheHero X Marks the]] [[InvertedTrope Villain]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair
[[/folder]]

[[folder:VIII: Axel]]
!The Flurry of Dancing Flames (Original Name: Lea)
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[[caption-width-right:238:"My show now, Keyblade master! Who am I? Oh, my name's Axel. Got it memorized?"]]
[[caption-width-right:238:[[labelnote:Click here to see Lea:]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/209px-Lea_bbs_4925.png[[/labelnote]]]]

->"What's your problem!? You both... think you can do whatever you want. Well, I'm sick of it. Go on, you just keep running! [[CallForward But I'll always be there to bring you back!]]"

-->Voiced by: Creator/KeijiFujiwara (Japanese), Creator/QuintonFlynn (English)

Org XIII's 8th member and the only one to survive ''Chain of Memories''. ''Days'' reveals his Other's name to have been Lea, and then ''Birth by Sleep'' reveals that he was best friends with Isa, Sa´x's Other. He appears regularly in ''Kingdom Hearts II'', striving to bring Roxas out of the fake Twilight Town, and later pulling a HeelFaceTurn and helping Sora on his quest. However, [[spoiler:he ends up pulling a HeroicSacrifice to save Sora at the end of the game.]] In ''Dream Drop Distance'', [[spoiler:Axel is [[BackFromTheDead revived]] as Lea, his original self and helps Riku and Sora throughout the story. Towards the end of the game, it is revealed that Lea has gained the ability to wield his own Keyblade.]]
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* {{Adorkable}}: As Lea; Axel had his moments while interacting with Roxas and Xion, but Lea is pure marshmallow fluff. [[spoiler:Even after coming back to life in ''Dream Drop Distance''.]]
* AntiVillain: He's a straight up villain at first, but changes due to his friendships with Roxas and Xion.
** [[spoiler:Completes the change to full-blown hero as of ''Dream Drop Distance'', rescuing Minnie from Maleficent and later showing up just in time to foil Master Xehanort's plan to possess Sora. He has also gained the ability to wield a Keyblade, and seems intent on keeping his promise to Roxas by joining Team Sora.]]
* AscendedExtra: Got an extended role in ''Kingdom Hearts II'' after his role in ''Chain of Memories'' was popularly received, though [[spoiler:he still ended up dying]] in that game. [[spoiler:This doesn't stop him from becoming a major protagonist in ''Dream Drop Distance''.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:He reappears in ''3D'' in his human form, calling himself by his true name, Lea. This is because his Heartless was killed, thus returning him to life as a human, [[CompositeCharacter albeit with the clothes, weapons, powers, and memories of Axel as well as the original Lea]].]]
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:Was able to defeat Xion, who at the time had taken more than half of Roxas's strength.]] This arguably makes him the third strongest member of the Organization.
* BecomingTheMask: Reading the secret reports in ''Days'' reveal that Axel's initial promise of friendship to Roxas was a lie and that he didn't really feel anything toward him. After coming back from the events at Castle Oblivion, he gradually became Roxas's friend for real.
* BigBrotherInstinct: With regards to Roxas. His driving motivation from the middle of ''358/2'' through ''KHII'', after he started essentially raising Roxas and acting as a surrogate parent. Of course, a lot of this has more to do with [[PoisonousFriend himself than with Roxas]] until toward the end.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Several times in ''Dream Drop Distance''. He even lampshades it.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Lea''': "'Dark Rescue's my middle name."]]
* BoundAndGagged: In the manga adaptation, Axel is mistaken as a pirate by the Lost Boys and tied to a tree along with Roxas. They are both cleared by Tinker Bell, since they were with her.
* BreakoutCharacter: He was supposed to die in the introductory sequence of ''II''. He didn't, [[spoiler:and has gone on to become a central hero]].
* TheCaretaker: Of Roxas and Xion in ''358/2 Days.''
* CatchPhrase: ''Kioku shita ka?'' In ''Chain of Memories'' it was "Commit it to memory." ''KHII'' retranslated it as the more natural-sounding "Got it memorized?", which is used from then on.
* TheChessmaster
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Don't even ''try'' to deny it.
* CombatTropes
** CoolSword: [[spoiler: He gains his own Keyblade in ''3D''.]]
** FlashStep: Will warp just in time to catch the chakrams he throws.
** JokeWeapon: Pizzas with the Casual Gear.
** PlayingWithFire
*** {{Fireballs}}: His Firetooth sleight turns his chakrams into some.
*** RingOfFire: In both his ''[=CoM=]'' and ''KHII'' boss fights.
** PrecisionGuidedBoomerang
*** BoomerangComeback
** RingsOfDeath: His chakrams, the Eternal Flames.
*** FuumaShuriken: Some of his weapon sets in ''Days'', particularly the Conformers (named after Yuffie's best weapon from ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII FFVII]]'') and like Yuffie's, the JPN version has them actually named FuumaShuriken.
* CompressedHair: How does ''that'' fit under his hood?
* DeadpanSnarker: Heavy on both deadpan and full-on snark.
* DemotedToExtra: From ''COM'' to ''KHII'', which is ironic considering [[BreakoutCharacter what happened to him afterwards.]] According to WordOfGod, he was originally supposed to die at the end of Roxas' section of the game, so he would've been in even ''less'' if he hadn't turned out to be so popular with both fans ''and'' the development staff of the games. Thankfully, he was promoted back up to supporting character in 358/2 Days.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: [[spoiler:Gives an ''epic'' one to [[TheChessmaster Master]] [[BigBad Xehanort]] during his BigDamnHeroes moment:]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Lea''': "You had [[YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive your perfect, little script]], but you kinda forgot to write the sequel. Now, let's find out what happens!"]]
** DoNotTauntCthulhu: [[spoiler:Soon afterwards, Master Xehanort sends Sa´x to attack Lea. Lea is shocked by the revelation.]]
* DoubleAgent: Played straight, then subverted, then zigzagged, then does a loop-the-loop into an aversion. In the end the only side Axel is clearly on is his own.
** DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: Especially in ''Chain of Memories'', though he has elements of it in ''II'' before his HeelFaceTurn.
* DragonWithAnAgenda
* ElementalHair: Was anyone really surprised he turned out to use fire-elemental attacks?
* EnemyMine: When he helped Sora against the Nobodies at the Realm of Nothingness by blowing himself up and later used his last power to open a portal to the World That Never Was.
* EvilRedhead: At least in the beginning. See AntiVillain above.
* EvilVersusEvil: In ''Chain of Memories''.
* {{Expy}}: Of Reno from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. They share voice actors in [[Creator/QuintonFlynn English]] and in [[Creator/KeijiFujiwara Japanese]]. (And French and Spanish and German...)
** InvokedTrope: Nomura was asked about their similarities and said outright he made Axel in the image of Reno to try out a familiar character in a new universe and see how he developed.
* FacialMarkings: As Axel. [[spoiler:They disappear once he's Lea again.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: He acts like a FriendlyEnemy to Sora in ''Chain of Memories'' and it looks like he's [[PetTheDog doing good by releasing NaminÚ]], but as the D-Report in Riku's story mode notes on his character bio, it's all a means of manipulating them.
* FieryRedhead: Literally!
* {{Foreshadowing}}: After freeing NaminÚ to go and save Sora he quickly notices how he was enjoying it, [[spoiler:foreshadowing that his heart was beginning to manifest]].
* {{Flanderization}}: The use of his CatchPhrase has gone up with each passing game. In his first appearance, ''Chain of Memories'', he only said it ''once''.
* GenderBlenderName: His human name is Lea. It's supposed to be pronounced "Leah" according to the katakana, but the English version pronounces it "Lee," presumably in an attempt to make it sound masculine.
* GreenEyes: The untrustworthy and spitfire take.
** SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeroicSacrifice: In ''Kingdom Hearts II'', [[spoiler:he pulls one when he puts all of his being into an attack (not that Nobodies have a being) to save Sora and company.]]
* HotBlooded
* YearInsideHourOutside: [[spoiler: Merlin, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather all pitch in to warp time and space to reduce the amount of time it takes to make Lea worthy of a Keyblade.]]
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Most Beloved]]: Kidnaps Kairi in ''II'' to lure Sora out [[spoiler:so he can turn Sora into a Heartless and get Roxas back in the process. Kairi gets away from him, and shortly afterwards Axel abandons this plan]].
* InsistentTerminology: [[spoiler:Asserts for people to call him Lea after returning to life as a RunningGag in ''3D'', in the end he sighs defeated saying Axel works too.]]
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore."
* KickTheDog: Most of his malicious actions in ''Chain of Memories'' fall under KickTheSonOfABitch... except when he threatened to kill NaminÚ when Marluxia uses her as a shield, or when he pushed the [[CloningBlues Riku Replica]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope off the slippery slope]] for a few shits and giggles.
* LetsGetDangerous: "You really ''do'' remember me this time? I'M SO ''FLATTERED''."
* LovableTraitor: He and Sa´x were planning on betraying Xemnas, which meant he also needed to get in good with Marluxia and Larxene and then betray them so that they wouldn't betray Xemnas first. Then he betrays Zexion. And he's just so ''cool'' in doing all this.
* TheOtherDarrin: If only due to NonDubbedGrunts, but he's played by Creator/KeijiFujiwara in the English ''Chain of Memories'', who's replaced by Creator/QuintonFlynn from ''II'' onward.
* OutOfFocus: A major character in ''Chain of Memories'' and ''358/2 Days''; [[DemotedToExtra surprisingly inconsequential]] in ''Kingdom Hearts II'', though [[spoiler:''3D'' [[AscendedExtra changes]] [[BreakoutCharacter that]]]].
* ParentalSubstitute: Acts as a mix of this and BigBrotherMentor to Roxas and Xion, although being a Nobody, it's [[PoisonousFriend flawed.]] Realizing he is the closest thing Roxas had to a father casts his desperation to protect him in ''II'' in [[PapaWolf a previously unconsidered light.]]
* PersonalityPowers: He's rather hot headed, as fire users are wont to be.
* PoisonousFriend: His obsession with "helping" or "protecting" Roxas and Xion rarely corresponds with what both of them actually want.
* RebelRelaxation
* RedBaron: The Flurry of Dancing Flames.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:His death scene in ''Kingdom Hearts II'' cemented his status as a protagonist.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Sa´x's and Roxas's blue.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: A rare male example.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:He is pretty much the only reason [[TheChessmaster Xehanort's]] GrandTheftMe plot on Sora fails. [[DynamicEntry He acted quickly before the Xehanorts could even acknowledge his presence.]]]]
* VillainousWidowsPeak: Grows out of the villainous part.
* WildCard
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:He knocks Xion out to bring her back to Organization XIII... twice.]]
** [[spoiler:He's also willing to attack and destroy NaminÚ in Castle Oblivion if that means getting at Marluxia.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:IX: Demyx]]
!The Melodious Nocturne (Original Name Unknown)
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[[caption-width-right:237:"[[HarsherInHindsight Oh, we do too have hearts! Don't be mad...]]"]]

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

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

Number IX of the Organization. While he is more capable than Sora is willing to give him credit for, he's pretty [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain bad at being a villain]]. His fighting style, however, is ''deadly'', and for many players he's ThatOneBoss.
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* EightiesHair
* AccidentalTruth: [[spoiler: "Oh, we do too have hearts! Don't be mad..."]]
* AffablyEvil: Along with [[DeathDealer Luxord]] he's one of the more nicer Organization members.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: In the ''358/2'' Days manga, Roxas attempts to ask Demyx about girls and the things that set them off (switches), resulting in a hilarious [[AccidentalInnuendo misunderstanding]]. When told that it's alright if he hasn't, Demyx forcefully insists that he's done it plenty of times.
* BewareTheSillyOnes
* BrilliantButLazy: Seemingly.
* CatchPhrase: "[[TimedMission Dance]], [[KillItWithWater water]], [[ThatOneBoss dance]]!"
* CombatTropes
** InstrumentOfMurder: His Sitar, Arpeggio.
** {{Joke Weapon}}s: Casual Gear gives him a tennis racket, and Mystery Gear gives him a broom.
*** 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.
** MakingASplash
** MusicalAssassin
*** MagicMusic
** 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.
** SquishyWizard
** SummonBackupDancers: The ''single'' biggest cause for hair-pulling in his boss fight. He's invincible until you wipe out his water clones, for which you have a time limit. 60 clones in 60 seconds? Not that hard. 60 clones in 30 seconds? Again, doable if they don't scatter around too much and you can track them down quickly. ''10 clones in 10 seconds?'' Good luck, because luck is all that it comes down to at that point. Unfortunately, he can force this on you at any point in the fight, and on higher difficulty levels you have to do it three times in a row once he hits critical health. Also, the water clones can only be killed with a finisher, and if you land three or more hits on one without killing it, it does an instant 20-hit attack that can leave ''you'' at critical health.
*** Also, the Nobodies under his command are Dancers, which means that that rush through the construction site is him doing this ''literally''.
* ComedicSociopathy: Again, see quote.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: And HOW! Upon meeting Sora and his friends the second time he stops being pleasant and gains new, surprisingly deadly fighting skills.
* DarkChick: He is by far the goofiest Organization member overall.
* {{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."
* GetBackHereBoss
* 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.
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore."
* JerkassBall: His reaction to Larxene's death in ''Days'' where he's cheerful over it. It serves to show that even Demyx himself [[NotSoAboveItAll isn't above it all]].
* 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.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: He's introduced yelling "Run, run away!" and carries cue cards to remind him of mission objectives.
* NonActionGuy: GameplayAndStorySegregation aside, he's meant to be this.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: [[LetsGetDangerous He becomes this]] after Sora and his friends don't believe his [[spoiler: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.
* RedBaron: The Melodious Nocturne.
* SatelliteCharacter: He's really only here to be an enemy and fill the Number IX position, although he's less of a SatelliteCharacter than Luxord thanks to...
** ThrowItIn: Pretty much his entire personality was created by his seiyuu ad libbing, making him stand out as a character.
* 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.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Aside from the somewhat literal WarmupBoss Axel, he is the first Organization XIII member to be fought in the game.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:X: Luxord]]
!The Gambler of Fate (Original Name Unknown)
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[[caption-width-right:237:"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)

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''.
** NiceGuy: Luxord is the only Organization member that's sympathetic towards Roxas, open to his comments and is never hostile towards him. He also generously rewards Roxas for doing well on minigames. He's not at all like this towards Sora in ''Kingdom Hearts II'' though because he sees Roxas resting within him, who had gone rogue.
* AlmightyJanitor: Heavily implied in ''Re:Chain of Memories'', which has enemy cards corresponding to the Organization members. While most of them have cards based on their own abilities and drawbacks, Luxord's card has the straightforward Omni-Break ability (you get ''fifteen'' free hits that can't be cancelled by the enemy), making it one of the most powerful ''and'' practical enemy cards. This is probably a reference to Luxord's control over cards and games, and Castle Oblivion being completely centered on cards and games. Ironically, Luxord never sets foot in Castle Oblivion.
** [[spoiler:Of course, since the mission at Castle Oblivion wasn't so much of a mission as it was Sa´x's method for killing [[TheStarscream Marluxia]], [[TheBaroness Larxene]] and [[DeceptiveDisciple Zexion]] with as little fuss as possible, it's justified.]]
* AuthorAppeal: Subverted. Luxord is Nomura's favorite member of Organization XIII, but as covered under SatelliteCharacter, he has the smallest role of its members in the series.
* BeardOfEvil
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* CharacterDevelopment: Unexpected of the SatelliteCharacter, but it's there in ''358/2 Days'' through the random conversations you can have between levels. 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.
* CombatTropes
** BalefulPolymorph: He and his Gamblers can turn Sora into a card or a die, severely cutting his offensive power.
** DeathDealer: His deck of cards, Fair Game.
** DuelBoss: He teleports Sora's friends elsewhere to even the odds. Guess how well it works out for him.
** TheGambler: Again, based off of the Gambler class from ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. Most of his battle tactics in ''II'' are based on pure luck and entirely dependent on what the player ends up doing.
** {{Joke Weapon}}s: Video game discs from the Casual Gear and four-leaf clovers from the Mystery Gear.
*** ShoutOut: The aforementioned video game discs are called "Finest Fantasy 13," and bear the description "This looks awfully familiar...", and bears the roman numeral for 13 on it. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Guess what game came out a few months later]].
** TimeLimitBoss: [[InterfaceScrew Played]] [[UnexpectedGameplayChange with]] - rather than HP bars, he has a time bar that depletes throughout the battle. Sora can speed it up by hitting him, but he has his own time bar ''and'' HP to keep an eye on.
** TimeMaster: Although we only see him use it to give his battles a [[TimedMission time limit.]] It'd be more proper to say that he's a master of ''games'', of which time is the main mystical element.
** TrapMaster
* ADayInTheLimelight: In the manga adaptation, Luxord plays a major role during the events of 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''.
* 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
* EvilGenius
* EvilLaugh: Does this when he blows up the Interceptor.
* FairPlayVillain
* GracefulLoser: ''"You play the game quite well..."''
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore."
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* MindOverManners: Despite having control over time, as stated above and below, the most Luxord does in his fight is set a strange form of time limit and teleport Sora's allies away. Apparently the only reason he didn't do so to Sora as well was just so he could play, and give him a fair game. Given his manners with Sora otherwise, this could be justified. Though it could just be HonorBeforeReason.
* NobleDemon
* OhCrap: His face says it all as Sora prepares to strike the final blow. With no aces up his sleeves anymore, he raises a barrier hoping that will save him. It doesn't. Which makes it even more heartbreaking when we discover in ''Dream Drop Distance'' what was foreshadowed all along: [[spoiler: that Nobodies can grow their own hearts and that everyone in the Organization showed signs of a burgeoning replacement.]]
* PersonalityPowers: It's a bit hard to pin down a stereotype for Luxord's time manipulation powers, but given that he uses them to set time limits for the gameplay portions he's involved with, it ties into his character as a gambler and game master.
* PunchClockVillain: Luxord is generally more interested in his games than to ever really wreak havoc.
* RedBaron: The Gambler of Fate.
* SatelliteCharacter: His main purpose is to be Number X in the organization's ranks, and otherwise has little importance to anything. He has a very small role in ''358/2 Days'', accompanying Roxas on a handful of missions in Wonderland, and in ''Kingdom Hearts II'' he's the focus of the second visit to Port Royal but leaves once he sets the crisis in motion, and the fight with him before Sa´x is pretty much squeezed in just to make sure all the Organization members are dead.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: He describes the Heartless boss he summons within Port Royal in ''Kingdom Hearts II'' as a "veritable maelstrom of avarice", whereas in ''358/2 Days'' he combines this with gambling-related puns.
* 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:261:"I've been entrusted this castle and NaminÚ 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)

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]].
* AffablyEvil: Always soft-spoken and polite, even when sending you to your death. He was also one of the more respectful members when Roxas first joined.
* AgentPeacock: Plenty of "girly" traits, but deadly competent.
* {{Badass}}: [[WordOfGod The Ultimania]] pits him as the third most powerful member of the Organization, after Xemnas and Roxas. He's also the only member other than Xemnas capable of multiple combat forms.
* BigBad: Of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]]''.
* 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]].
* CombatTropes
** AttackDrone: Flowerbuds that fire FrickinLaserBeams.
** BeamSpam: Omni Laser.
** BlowYouAway: Lots of wind based attacks to go with his PetalPower, like Gale of Severance and Whirlwind to the Void.
** DeathFromAbove: His Drop Shot sleight.
** GreenThumb
** GuardianEntity: The Specter Nobody in his final form.
** HumongousMecha: Pilots a mecha-like nobody with scythe arms in his second form.
** {{Joke Weapon}}s: Casual Gear gives him an enormous soup ladle, Mystery Gear transforms it into a gigantic flower stem.
** MagicKnight: In ''358/2 Days''.
** OneHitKill: Has many instant kill techniques fitting with his GrimReaper motifs.
** PetalPower
** SinisterScythe: His scythe, Graceful Dahlia.
** SwordBeam: Or rather a Scythe Beam.
** 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''.
* CherryBlossoms: They look more like [[SomethingAboutARose rose petals]] in ''[=Re:COM=]'', however.
* DeathIsDramatic: Yep.
* DragonInChief
* ElementalHair
* EvilVersusEvil: Neither Marluxia nor the rest of the Organization that he and [[PsychoElectro Larxene]] are rebelling against are good by any stretch of the word.
* TheExtremistWasRight: Both he and Larxene tried to overthrow the Organization because they believe that Xemnas doesn't truly have their best interests at heart. [[spoiler:''3D'' reveals that they was absolutely right: Organization XIII was created to be vessels in Xehanort's GrandTheftMe plan.]]
* FinalBoss: Of ''Chain of Memories''.
* TheGrimReaper: Motif-wise, he fits. 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=]''.
* InterfaceScrew: During his final form he gains the ability to steal your cards (including the reload card) and scatter them around the battlefield.
* JapanesePronouns: "Watashi."
* LargeHam: In the Japanese version. Not as large a ham as Xemnas or Sa´x, though.
* ManipulativeBastard: Not as [[MagnificentBastard magnificent]] as Xemnas, Axel, or [[spoiler:Sa´x]] and not as [[SmugSnake smug]] as Vexen, but evenly in the middle.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: DEAR GOD! Just ask the poor Namine how he interacted with her in ''Chain of Memories''.
* TheOtherDarrin: Staff member Tatsuya Kando in ''Chain of Memories'' on the GBA; professional voice actor Creator/ShuichiIkeda from then on.
* OminousPipeOrgan: A recurring element throughout his various {{Leitmotif}}s.
* 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.
* 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]].
* RedBaron: The Graceful Assassin.
* SpinToDeflectStuff
* TheStarscream
* TheStoic: In the English version.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Marluxia was supposed to be another female member of the Organization, but the idea of the only two women in the Organization trying to overthrow it and failing [[UnfortunateImplications didn't work out so well]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:XII: Larxene]]
!The Savage Nymph (Original Name Unknown)
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[[caption-width-right:141:"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)

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: And how! It definitely shows in ''Chain of Memories'' when she thinks nothing of sadism and meanness towards her enemies and Organization allies alike.
* AmbiguouslyBi: She has no concept of personal space for both sexes, especially towards Axel and Namine, as shown in ''Chain of Memories''.
* AxCrazy
* TheBaroness
* BerserkButton: In the manga version of ''Chain of Memories'', she only began to harass the Riku Replica and forced Namine to rewrite his heart and memory after the Replica calls her an "old hag".
* BetaTestBaddie[=/=][[BecomeARealBoy Become A Real Girl]]: Averted, since Larxene [[HiddenDepths doesn't actually seem to]] ''[[HiddenDepths want]]'' [[HiddenDepths having her heart back]].
* BlondesAreEvil
* 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.
* CombatStilettos
* CombatTropes
** DoppelgangerAttack
** FragileSpeedster: Larxene is pretty vulnerable to attacks, provided you can catch up to her.
*** In ''358/2 Days'', she is a mix between this and a SquishyWizard.
** FlashStep
*** TeleportSpam
** FlechetteStorm
** {{Joke Weapon}}s: Casual Gear, dragonflies. Mystery Gear, lightbulbs.
** KungFuWizard
** KnifeNut: Her kunai, Foudre.
** SheFu: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxaKqGL7PKA Woo]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZSrtk_kRYc boy]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khK1xgkkA_I howdy.]] Shown a lot in her gameplay. In ''Days'', it becomes more prominent depending on the type of weapon chosen for her.
** ShockAndAwe
** WolverineClaws: Unless she is throwing them, she wields her knives in this manner.
*** Seems to reference ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''[='s=] Claw weapons, which are usually classified as knives.
* CuteAndPsycho
* DarkActionGirl
* ElementalHair
* EvilLaugh: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d81QJDIyTDc Just. Listen.]]
* TheExtremistWasRight: See Marluxia's entry.
* FauxAffablyEvil
* GenreBlind: Larxene, if you didn't want to go out the way you did, you should NOT have tried to destroy Sora, Donald and Goofy after they've reunited with ThePowerOfFriendship.
* 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
* HartmanHips
* HiddenDepths: Though the dialogue only appears in the 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 remniscated that having had a heart [[BrokenBird had been a painful experience]].
* IShallTauntYou: Her second hobby next to KickTheDog.
* JapanesePronouns: "Watashi."
* {{Jerkass}}
* KickTheDog: Literally kicks Sora to the ground twice, hits the Riku Replica when he charges at her and later throws him aside while he's unconscious and bitchslaps NaminÚ. This trope, along with {{Jerkass}}, are her hobbies.
* LaughablyEvil: Her sass can be quite humorous when she's around her fellow Organization members, especially [[TheChewToy Vexen]].
* MeaningfulName: ''la reine'' means "the queen" in French. Sora even says 'queen' to her at one point in the manga. Considering both Marluxia and Larxene's plans for the Organization had it succeeded, her reign of terror as Marluxia's queen [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen would be played straight]].
* 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 NaminÚ, 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 NaminÚ.
* TheOtherDarrin: Square staff member Rieko Katayama in ''Chain of Memories'' on the GBA; professional voice actress Creator/YukoMiyamura from then on.
* PersonalityPowers: She can wield lightning and kunai. It doesn't help when she's also [[PsychoElectro an utterly demented sadist]].
* PetTheDog: 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
* PsychoForHire
* RedBaron: The Savage Nymph.
* [[{{Sadist}} Sadist]]: A surprisingly effective one at it, too. She's even able to scare [[MusicalAssassin Demyx]], though to be fair [[JerkassBall both of them don't get along either way]].
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only girl in the Organization before Xion came along. [[spoiler:She may still be, depending on your interpretation of Xion.]]
* TheStarscream
* TermsOfEndangerment: She calls the Riku Replica "kiddo" and NaminÚ "little one".
* WomanInBlack: A fitting foil to NaminÚ's WomanInWhite, more present in ''Chain of Memories''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:XIII: Roxas]]
!The Key of Destiny (Original Name: Sora)
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[[caption-width-right:236:"What are you talking about? I am me! Nobody else!"]]

->"Sora... You're lucky. Looks like my summer vacation is... over."
-->Voiced by: Creator/KoukiUchiyama (Japanese), Music/{{Jesse McCartney}} (English)

Number 13 in the above. A mysterious Nobody able to wield the Keyblade, he defected when he realized that the Organization (sans Axel, though at the time Roxas doubted even that) cared nothing for him. He's revealed to be Sora's Nobody, born when Sora took his own heart in ''Kingdom Hearts''.
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* AntiVillain: Type IV.
* {{Badass}}: To the point of being able to beat a full-powered [[TheBerserker Saix]] when at less than half strength. He's only been defeated twice, by Riku and Sora, and Riku was forced to enact a DangerousForbiddenTechnique to surprise and overwhelm him, while Sora's was only due to misunderstanding the SummonToHand element of a Keyblade.
* BoundAndGagged: Twice in the manga adaptation. First, when about to be executed by guillotine after being framed by the Cheshire Cat for throwing a hedgehog ball at the Queen of Hearts. Second, when captured by the Lost Boys after being mistaken as a pirate.
* CharacterDevelopment: A central component of ''Days'' is that Roxas has to learn to emote on his own since he has no memories of his life to tell him how to, and he begins the game as a lifeless dullard. By the end, things are... [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge different]]. In ''Kingdom Hearts II''[='s=] prologue, he emotes more or less normally, but the residual memories from ''Days'' have traumatized him, and once again the circumstances drive him to give in to rage before he finally resigns himself to merge back into Sora. [[spoiler:In ''3D'', he maintains that his name isn't Roxas and that Sora is him, though Sora insists that Roxas has as much of a right to be his own person as anyone else. A far cry from how he reacted to the reveal of his true identity in ''Kingdom Hearts II''.]]
* CelebrityVoiceActor: Jesse [=McCartney=].
* CombatTropes
** CoolKey[[CoolSword blade]]
** DualWielding: He uses two Keyblades as his WeaponOfChoice.
** HolyHandGrenade[=/=]LightEmUp: With skills like [[PillarOfLight Event Horizon and Magic Hour]], as well as in his BossBattle in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
** JokeWeapon: An [[ParasolOfPain umbrella]] with the Casual Gear.
** JackOfAllStats: In ''358/2 Days''.
*** LightningBruiser: Any other time he's featured.
** YinYangBomb: Thematically with the Oathkeeper and Oblivion, symbolizing Light and Darkness as well as Kairi and Riku.
* CosmicPlaything: Absolutely, especially in ''Days'', but with elements in ''Kingdom Hearts II''. You can't help but feel sorry for him.
* DecoyProtagonist: In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
* DefectorFromDecadence: The reason why is explained at the end of ''358/2 Days''.
* DuelBoss: In ''[[NoExportForYou Final Mix +]]'' for the second numbered game versus Sora in Sora's [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind Dive to the Heart]].
* FinalBoss: Of ''coded''.
** BonusBoss: The bugged version of him in the final system sector.
* HeelFaceTurn: He was sort of strong-armed into it, though. He doesn't even come to grasping the Organization's malicious intentions, either. He leaves because they never tell him anything, they hurt Xion, and she tells him to fight them [[spoiler:as she's dying]].
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: A variation. By the standards of the series, he should be a seething ball of darkness (and Nobodies already have an affinity for darkness by default). Despite this, he shows a strong alignment with the light element and only uses powerful light magic like Holy in battle, and otherwise has no evidence of dark powers aside from the Corridors of Darkness that just about everyone in interspace can utilize ''somehow''.
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore."
* LightIsNotGood: Though [[LightIsGood he gets better.]]
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: [[HotBlooded Hayner]], [[TheSmartGuy Pence]], and [[{{Tomboy}} Olette]] are this for Roxas.
* LonelyPianoPiece: His leitmotif.
** BossRemix: "The Other Promise."
* ManipulativeBastard: Data-Roxas seemed to have picked up a few tricks from Marluxia in ''coded''.
* MoralityPet: To just about everyone in the Organization before his HeelFaceTurn, and Axel in particular.
* PersonalityPowers: Zigzagged, though he can be cheerful, happy and heroic, he also spends a lot of time being moody, and wrestles with CloningBlues due to being Sora's Nobody. It's less of a subversion if you associate him with the light ''of sunset'', as the names of his attacks imply.
* PunchClockVillain: He doesn't have any idea what he's working towards for most of his life, and he doesn't really take any pleasure in his work.
* RedBaron: The Key of Destiny.
* RedemptionDemotion: Though more because he has amnesia than because he left the Organization.
* TheSixthRanger
* SplitPersonalityMerge: With Sora [[spoiler:(twice as of ''Dream Drop Distance''), Xion, and possibly Ven]]. ... It's complicated.
* TeensAreShort: He's the size Sora was when he lost his heart, same as Xion. Axel jokes about adding two half-pints together to get a whole.
* TomatoInTheMirror: Both in the end of ''Days'' about his connection to Xion, and in the prologue to ''Kingdom Hearts II'', when he is regaining his memory.
* TokenGoodTeammate
* TookALevelInBadass: For most of his existence, he wasn't all that impressive, mostly used as nothing more than a tool. However, when he quits the Organization, he's able to defeat [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Sa´x]], possibly the second most powerful member of the Organization]], when he's only at '''less than half''' his peak strength. He's not even tired afterwards, while [[spoiler:Sa´x]] is keeled over in pain. This level appears to stick for his later battles with [[spoiler:Xion, Riku, Axel, and Sora, even though he loses two of those]].
* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:Data-Roxas in ''coded'' is ''extremely'' resentful of everyone. He spends the entirety of the Castle Oblivion level urging Data-Sora to break people's hearts because it'll be quicker to get his trials over with, and they're just hunks of data that no one else knows about and that Data-Sora will forget about immediately after, so who cares? This is because Data-Roxas is dealing with two different layers of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman He's a Nobody, and a data copy at that.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sea-salt ice cream.
* UndyingLoyalty: Seems to have instilled this in his Samurai Nobodies, as they still serve him even after his defection (and possibly killing several of them on the way out of the Castle That Never Was). To say nothing of the first, lone Dusk who still called Roxas "my liege" weeks after that same leave.
* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: In ''Days'', he gets access to Sora's Dodge Roll, which he can upgrade to different effects. Like Sora, his gives him a short period of invincibility.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Roxas is kidnapped and forced by several heroic characters to merge with Sora, so that Sora could wake up and fight the dual threat of the Heartless and the Organization. The people trying to broker this merger refuse to acknowledge Roxas as an individual on the basis that he's technically Sora's zombified body. ''Dream Drop Distance'' shows that the merge was by no means perfect, and that Roxas still exists as a personality within Sora. At this point though, Roxas himself has come to peace with his situation; ''Sora'' is the one who objects.
* WorthyOpponent: Sees Sora as this after their confrontation.
--> '''Roxas''': "You make a good Other."
** DefeatMeansFriendship: The next time we see Roxas in ''II'', he's much more willing to (fully) merge with Sora and become whole.
* VisualPun[=/=]StealthPun: Perhaps not intentional, but the "X" charm he wears as a zip-pull. In music, an X next to a note denotes a [[DualWielding Double Sharp]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:XIV: Xion]]
!!Original Name: [[spoiler: No. ''i'']]
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[[caption-width-right:236:"Who am I? What am I... here for?"]]

-> [[spoiler:"It's too late... for me to undo my mistakes. But you can't let Xemnas... have Kingdom Hearts. You can't. Goodbye, Roxas... See you again. I'm glad... I got to meet you. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Oh... and of course Axel, too.]] You're both my best friends. Never forget. That's the truth."]]

-->Voiced by: Risa Uchida (Japanese), Alyson Stoner (''358/2 Days'' and ''1.5 HD'', English), Creator/HaydenPanettiere (''Birth by Sleep'' and ''3D'', English)

The fourteenth member of the Organization, introduced in ''358/2 Days''. [[spoiler:Though not really a ''member''.]]
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* ActingForTwo: Shares her Japanese voice actress with Kairi, and in ''Days'' Stoner also plays TheOtherDarrin for Kairi. However, Kairi's original voice actress, Hayden Panettiere, returned for ''Birth by Sleep''... as Kairi and as Xion, interestingly enough.
* ActionGirl[=/=]FauxActionGirl: Zigzagged, at first she's useless in battle but becomes more effective as the game progresses, and is just as competent (or not) as any other character in Mission Mode. However she never shows herself as particularly stand-out except for [[CutscenePowerToTheMax in cutscenes]], where she finishes off a Darkside and can hold her own against Axel.
** FridgeBrilliance: She unknowingly saps power from Roxas to be effective. The cutscenes are examples of that happening.
* AllTheWorldsAreAStage: Zant Stage Rush. For her fight, the stages are done randomly, and the final stage is in front of the Clock Tower.
* AntiVillain: Type IV.
* ArtificialHuman: [[spoiler: Xion is artificial even by Nobody standards]].
* BetaTestBaddie
* TheBlank: [[spoiler:She appears to some people as this...]]
** ShapeshifterDefaultForm: [[spoiler: The games explain her true form is her appearance as a black-haired Kairi while all of her other appearances are merely illusions caused by memory.]]
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Brunette to NaminÚ's Blonde and Kairi's Redhead.
* BreakTheCutie: Xemnas, you bastard....
* ClimaxBoss
* CloningBlues
* CombatStilettos
* CombatTropes
** AirJousting: Her version of [[spoiler:Sora's [[BladeSpam Sonic Blade]]]].
** {{BFS}}: [[spoiler: Gets multiple kinds as a boss.]]
** CastingAShadow: For a single attack [[spoiler:in her final form.]]
** CoolKey[[CoolSword blade]]
** DualWielding: [[spoiler:MultiWielding {{BFS}} while MultiArmedAndDangerous in her third form and more traditional DualWielding in her final form although it is ambiguous whether her weapons in that form are keyblades or not.]]
** DuelBoss
** JokeWeapon: Like Roxas, the Casual Gear gives her an [[ParasolOfPain umbrella]].
** LightEmUp: Uses the same limit ([[PillarOfLight Event Horizon]]) as Roxas, and [[spoiler:when fighting her, she uses a lot more light spells including Sora's attacks: [[FrickinLaserBeams Ragnarok]], [[SpellBlade Ars Arcanum]], and of course [[LimitBreak Trinity Limit]].]]
** JackOfAllStats: Her ''only'' difference from Roxas is that she can't dual-wield. [[spoiler:And this is only because she's using one of Roxas' Keyblades.]]
** OneWingedAngel: For which she transforms or wears something that looks like a combination of Sora's clothes and Keyblade Armor.
*** AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Her final form.
*** MultiArmedAndDangerous: Her third form.
*** PowerGivesYouWings: Her first form.
** SequentialBoss
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: Xion transforms into some kind of creature when you battle her, but returns to normal as she dies.]]
** GoOutWithASmile
** ShapeshifterSwanSong: [[spoiler:For a certain degree of "true form".]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Twice-subverted. She [[spoiler:initially resists such a proposition despite the pain she feels, until Xemnas interferes in an attempt to force her to absorb Roxas. Not that he actually succeeded - she's only [[ObfuscatingInsanity feigning insanity]] because she needed Roxas to destroy her artificial body so she could return to Sora, where she (quite lucidly) decided that she belonged.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: Ultimately she decides to sacrifice herself for what's right and to stop Xemnas.
* HeroicSacrifice
* ItIsDehumanizing: Referred to such by Sa´x.
* JapanesePronouns: "Atashi."
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Widely considered the series' best, too]].
** BossRemix
* LightIsNotGood: As an Organization member.
** LightIsGood: [[spoiler:She sacrifices herself for what's right.]]
* MagikarpPower: [[InvokedTrope Invoked.]] She's a fairly weak fighter at first and has to be supported a lot on missions. However, [[spoiler:it turns out this is intentional, as Xion is designed to grow stronger through absorbing memories of Sora from Roxas, which in turn makes Roxas weaker. This is why in later missions she's more useful, but Roxas in turn is weaker.]]
* MeaningfulName: [[WordOfGod Nomura himself stated]] [[http://kingdomhearts.wikia.com/wiki/Xion#Trivia he liked the name instantly because of its many meanings.]] This means it has a ''shitload'' of meanings:
** She's named after a flower (''shion'') that symbolizes [[{{Irony}} remembrance]].
** The anagram of [[spoiler:No. ''i'', an imaginary number]];
*** This could also be seen as No. I, demonstrating that [[spoiler:she's Vexen's first (and faulty) experimental clone]];
** "Shio," Japanese for "tide," that is, a nod to the likes of [[ThemeNaming Kairi, NaminÚ, and Aqua]].
** "Shi" is the normal Japanese pronunciation for "[[FourIsDeath Four]]", and she's the ''fourteenth'' member, [[spoiler: essentially making her ''name'' {{Foreshadowing}} for her eventual outcome.]]
** As an unofficial name still said in the canon, Xigbar frequently refers to Xion as "Poppet," [[spoiler:cluing in to the fact that she is not so much a Nobody as she is a [[ArtificialHuman puppet.]]]]
** Also, the anagram of her name could be viewed as [[spoiler: "No I," referring to her lack of true identity]].
* MindScrew: The true nature of Xion is rather confusing, especially the validity of the aforementioned [[spoiler:GenderBender]].
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: She's a rare, non-comedic example of this trope. [[spoiler:As the story goes on, it's shown she's nothing more than a puppet for Xemnas, not even a real Nobody, and Saix reveals that she was never even part of the Organization.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Saix, to Roxas]]''': [[spoiler:"Count the seats. When were we ever more than thirteen?"]]
* ObfuscatingInsanity: [[spoiler: She appears to go berserk and tries to kill Roxas in the end, but it turns out this was an act so that Roxas would fight for his life and kill her instead.]]
* OppositeSexClone: [[spoiler: She's a Replica of Roxas. Open to interpretation, somewhat, as she typically manifests as Sora's strongest memories, i.e. as Kairi, though she also manifests as Sora at times.]]
* TheOtherDarrin: An unusual example. In the English version of ''358/2 Days'' she is initially voiced by Alyson Stoner, who was TheOtherDarrin to Hayden Panettiere's Kairi. Panettiere would later return to voice both Kairi and Xion in ''Birth by Sleep'' and ''Dream Drop Distance'', essentially making her TheOtherDarrin to Stoner's Xion. Stoner then returned in the CompilationRerelease ''1.5 HD Remix''. See ActingForTwo above.
* TheParagon: For Roxas and Axel, though the latter wasn't very receptive. She's ultimately the most heroic of the trio.
* PersonalityPowers: [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]]; much like Roxas, she's a bit too moody for a Light user, but she does have brighter aspects of her personality. Also, she (like Roxas) does seem to be one of the nicer members.
* RetGone: [[spoiler:When she's absorbed into Roxas, everyone forgets she ever existed.]]
** [[spoiler:Numerous events in ''Dream Drop Distance'' seem to show this is being subverted, with Riku and Sora at least being introduced to her in some fashion. Sora even seems to gain Roxas' memories of ''Days'' in full, including Xion.]]
* SignificantAnagram: [[spoiler:"No. ''i''."]]
* SomeoneHasToDie: [[spoiler: For Roxas (and in conjunction, Sora). Both of them are unable to coexist stably.]]
* SplitPersonalityMerge: [[spoiler: With Roxas, and later Sora by extension.]]
* SuicideByCop: [[spoiler: Her FinalBoss amounts to this, with the "Cop" being [[DefectorFromDecadence Roxas]].]]
* TeensAreShort: She's about the same size as Roxas. Axel jokes about adding two half-pints together to get a whole.
* [[TalkingToHimself Talking To Herself]]: Alyson Stoner also voices Kairi in a [[FlashbackWithTheOtherDarrin quick flashback sequence]] in ''Days''.
* ThemeNaming: Her part in the "girls related to Kairi" group is ''shio'' for tide.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: Although as of ''3D'' and the secret ending for ''Birth by Sleep'', this appears to be possibly subverted, with at least Sora and Riku beginning to be introduced to or remember her.]]
* TransferableMemory: [[spoiler:She's made of them.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Everything about her is just one big spoiler.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Becomes this by the end of the game.
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