!!'''This is a listing of the OriginalGeneration characters in the supporting cast that appear in the ''Main/KingdomHearts'' series. Visit [[Characters/KingdomHearts here]] for the main characters index.'''

[[caption-width-right:177:"I was lonely for so long... I just couldn't bear it anymore. So I called out to your heart and had you come all the way out to this place. You came for me and I'm so... So happy, but... But to your heart I had to..."]]
->''"Roxas! We will meet again. And then we can talk about everything. I may not know it's you, and you may not know it's me. But we will meet again. Someday soon. I promise!"''
-->Voiced by: Iku Nakahara (Japanese), Creator/BrittanySnow[=/=]Meaghan Jette Martin (English)

A witch with the power to alter memories, which was exploited by Organization XIII to manipulate Sora. [[spoiler:She is also Kairi's Nobody, born when Kairi's heart was freed from Sora's after he turned into a Heartless.]]
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:After screwing up Sora's memories under the orders of Organization XIII, she spends an entire year setting them back together.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: When the Riku Replica is about to kill Sora she [[MindRape shatters his memories completely]] leaving him comatose. Her reaction afterward showed it may have been accidental, though.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The Blonde to Xion's Brunette and Kairi's Redhead.
* TheCameo: Appears for a moment in ''Dream Drop Distance'' in [[spoiler:Sora's dream version of The World That Never Was]]. Before Sora has a chance to thank her, as instructed to by Jiminy's Journal, her form changes into that of [[spoiler:Xion]], and she runs off.
* CuteWitch
* DamselInDistress: Twice; born into the role as a prisoner of Marluxia in ''Chain of Memories'', and then becomes a prisoner of [=DiZ=] once she stops obeying his orders in ''Kingdom Hearts II'''s prologue. She finally stops this behavior when she reaches The World That Never Was.
* DemotedToExtra: From ''Chain of Memories'' to ''Kingdom Hearts II'', along with Axel. However, considering how the entire plot of ''Chain of Memories'' revolved around her, this was unavoidable.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: In ''Chain of Memories''. She's a teenager who is being held as hostage by a bunch of adults, mostly male, [[FromBadToWorse but then we see]] that the SmurfettePrinciple Larxene is actually even dirtier than the males, as she has no sense of personal space at the poor little girl.
* {{Expy}}: A quiet, mysterious girl with incredible powers over memory and designed by Tetsuya Nomura... huh? You aren't talking about ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Ellone]]''?
* ExtremeDoormat: Through most of ''Chain of Memories'' and [[AesopAmnesia for some reason]], ''358/2 Days''. But definitely not in ''Kingdom Hearts II''.
* FakeMemories: What her powers revolve around.
* GirlInTheTower: In Chain of Memories.
* GirlyRun: Bonus points for HoldingHands with Kairi at the same time.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* HighHeelFaceTurn: Not that she was ever evil, though.
* TheIngenue
* InnocentBlueEyes
* JapanesePronouns: "Watashi"
* {{Leitmotif}}: "NaminÚ".
* [[ManipulativeBitch Manipulative Witch]]: What Larxene calls her. Although this is [[RewritingReality technically true]], Larxene's position in the plot toward NaminÚ makes the call a case of HypocriticalHumor.
* MissExposition: Her main role post ''Chain of Memories'' and ''Kingdom Hearts II'', particularly in ''coded''.
* MsFanservice: Thanks to her dress.
* MysteriousWaif: In ''Chain of Memories''.
* NiceGirl: She's even meek and soft-spoken to someone like [[{{Jerkass}} Larxene]]!
* OriginalGeneration
* TheOtherDarrin: [[CelebrityVoiceActor Brittany Snow]] was replaced by Meaghan Jette Martin in ''Re:Chain of Memories'', ''Birth by Sleep'', ''358/2 Days'' and ''Re:coded''.
* [[RememberTheNewGuy Remember The New Girl]]: InUniverse, invoked by the Organization XIII in order to attempt to manipulate Sora in Castle Oblivion.
** RelationshipSue: InUniverse, [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] to hell and back.
* RewritingReality: Uses drawing to manipulate memories.
* ShesGotLegs
* ShesAllGrownUp: In Kingdom Hearts II, she looks notably taller and more well-endowed. Her dress' skirt is [[DangerouslyShortSkirt shorter]], too.
* ShrinkingViolet: For the most part in ''Chain of Memories'', until she gains some confidence at the end.
** Inexplicably back to this in ''358/2 Days'', but grows out of it by ''Kingdom Hearts II''.
* SplitPersonalityMerge: With Kairi at the end of ''Kingdom Hearts II'', although she still seems to be able to communicate with Sora, considering Riku's comment in the ''Final Mix +'' that Sora can thank her after they beat Xemnas (which, at that point, was after said merge).
* [[StayInTheKitchen Stay In The Drawing Room]]: Most of her role, whether enforced by those around her or not. However, like Kairi, she still manages to get out and help during the final world of ''Kingdom Hearts II''.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Kairi in ''all'' senses in ''Chain of Memories'', but Sora doesn't catch on until she sets him straight about it.
* ThemeNaming: Her part in the "girls related to Kairi" group is ''nami'' for wave.
* ThinkingUpPortals: Can manifest Corridors of Darkness. Notably, she can do so even after she has merged with Kairi.
* TookALevelInBadass: She gains a ''lot'' more confidence in ''Kingdom Hearts II'', evaded capture from the Organization, and [[spoiler:helped rescue Kairi. She and Kairi together even stood up to Sa´x physically, and that's gotta count for something.]]
** Near the end of Chain of Memories, she [[spoiler:stands up the Larxene and Marluxia, and manages to almost pull a one hit kill on RepliRiku ''accidentally''. For some reason, this power is never mentioned again.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting[=/=]MasterOfIllusion: It is unclear which one it is, but NaminÚ, like [=DiZ=], can change her appearance with the power of darkness. She only uses this in order to change into the form of Kairi, however, so the extent of changes she can make is unknown, and she cannot hide her "light vs. darkness" scent.
* WomanInWhite

[[folder:Hayner, Pence, and Olette]]
-->Hayner Voiced By: Kazunori Sasaki (Japanese), Justin Cowden (English)\\
Pence Voiced By: Hayato Taya (Japanese), Sean Marquette (English)\\
Olette Voiced By: Yuka Hirasawa (Japanese), Jessica [=DiCicco=] (English)

A trio of kids from Twilight Town. They are all close friends and like to hang out, put off homework, and eat sea-salt ice cream together. [[spoiler:A virtual Hayner, Pence, and Olette serve as Roxas's friends in [=DiZ=]'s simulation of Twilight Town during the opening of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' to keep Roxas occupied while [=DiZ=] manipulates him.]]
* AgentScully: Pence is always looking for a logical explanation to whatever he finds around town. Of course, after he meets Kairi, his ideals become more illogical.
* BigFun: Pence
* {{Expy}}:
** Hayner's [[HotBlooded personality]], antagonism with Seifer, and dress style are all quite similar to a Zell from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. Many a gamer thought he ''was'' Zell until his true identity was revealed.
** Olette seems to be a physical expy of Selphie (who is herself a native to Destiny Islands) in terms of hair color, eye color, and hairstyle.
** Some have even stated the boys to be the [[MauveShirt Biggs and Wedge]] of Franchise/KingdomHearts (meaning Olette would be [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Jessie]]).
* GreenEyes: Olette
* HotBlooded: Hayner. He even attempted to take on Axel in a fist fight alongside Pence as backup. Luckily for him Axel was busy.
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore" for Hayner, "Boku" for Pence, and "Watashi" for Olette.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Sadly, they don't know it, but they are this for Roxas.
* MythologyGag[=/=]ShoutOut: "Dog Street", the brand on Pence's clothes, is a reference to both VideoGame/TheBouncer (Square's debut PS2 game) and the [[FunWithAcronyms Disk Original Group]] software team within Square in the mid-80's.
* NeutralFemale: Olette.
* NonActionGuy: Pence, not to say he doesn't try to help save Kairi when Axel kidnaps her.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Pence and Olette.
* ShipperOnDeck: Olette seems to be quite entranced with Kairi's story about her and Sora. She even calls it "romantic".
* TheSmartGuy: As shown toward the end of ''Kingdom Hearts II'', Pence is good with computers, being able to help Sora, Donald, and Goofy hack into [=DiZ=]'s computer at the Old Mansion to get the simulation beam up and running.
* ThoseTwoGuys: A bit, even to Sora in the middle stages of ''Kingdom Hearts II''.
* ThreeAmigos
* TwoGuysAndAGirl

[[folder:[=DiZ=][=/=][[spoiler:Ansem the Wise]]]]
[[caption-width-right:236:"It appears we've come to a standstill. This has gone on long enough. Riku... I think you know what needs to be done."]]
->''"I'm afraid that any world you try to create... Any world of yours... would be an empire of ignorance. That is why you and your creation are destined to fall!"''
-->Voiced by: Genzo Wakayama (Japanese), Creator/ChristopherLee[=/=]Creator/CoreyBurton (English)

An enigmatic figure who aids Riku and NaminÚ. Working against the Organization, he is willing to use rather questionable means to meet his goals. [[spoiler:It turns out he's actually Ansem the Wise, the teacher of Xehanort, trying to atone for the atrocities done by Xehanort and Xemnas in his name, and for the aforementioned questionable actions he committed in the process.]]
* AntiHero: Everything he does is to aid the cause of good, but his obsessive desire for revenge causes him to take several less than heroic actions in doing so, which many others suffer for.
** UnscrupulousHero: If it weren't for his ostensibly heroic goals, he'd be another antagonist, given his rather cruel methods and FantasticRacism. This shifts into a ClassicalAntiHero once he realizes his mistakes.
* TheAtoner: Once he realizes the above.
* BadassBookworm: [[spoiler:Remember the library from Kingdom Hearts? That's this guy's.]]
* BandagedFace: As [=DiZ=].
* [[spoiler:BlackCloak: As of ''Birth By Sleep'''s secret ending, he is wearing an Organization black coat to protect himself from the darkness.]]
** [[spoiler:InTheHood: A standard feature, and he has not taken it off.]]
* [[spoiler:BrainUploading: ''Dream Drop Distance'' reveals that he uploaded a complete version of his mind to Sora's own mind along with his research data. The Data-Ansem is actually very personable and intelligent, and even jokes around with Riku, having not lost its memory like the real Ansem.]]
* CastingAShadow: Obtained dark powers through his festering hatred when he was [[spoiler: banished to the Realm of Nothingness, Unfortunately, like Riku, he lost them when his Kingdom Hearts Encoder exploded, leaving him trapped in the Realm of Darkness without the ability to open a dark portal.]]
* CelebrityVoiceActor: In ''Kingdom Hearts II'' and ''Days'', he is voiced by ChristopherLee, also known for his roles as [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Saruman]] and [[Film/AttackOfTheClones Count]] [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Dooku]].
* TheChessmaster: A good guy example ([[AntiHero for a certain level of "good"]]) in ''Chain of Memories'' and ''II'', mostly, though at least one of his schemes has lasted to after ''Dream Drop Distance'', and has yet to be fully revealed.
* ClearMyName: His motivation since the fall of Radiant Garden.
** {{Revenge}}: Another implied motivation, especially with what he [[LotusEaterMachine does to]] [[DefectorFromDecadence Roxas]], who had nothing to do with the above.
* CrazyPrepared: [[spoiler:Knowing that he needed to make sure that his data would be safe, he stored it within the one place he knew for a fact would be available and able to defend itself to the point where people wouldn't even know it would be there at all: Sora's heart. This extended to the point of him storing an entire data-copy of himself within said heart, along with his research data, so that when it was necessary, someone could retrieve it, even if he himself might not have survived to see that day.]]
* CoolOldGuy: Once he takes off the bandages. [[spoiler:He's even cooler in ''Dream Drop Distance'', where he takes up joking with Riku about Sora, and reminds him of how much he's changed from his "Riku-Ansem" phase.]]
* CulturedBadass: A remarkably polite individual, especially [[spoiler:once he realizes how much his actions have hurt people]], but if you endanger the worlds he will do everything in his power to make sure you don't succeed.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He's a [[{{Jerkass}} real jerk]] and a ManipulativeBastard, but, regardless of his use of Corridors of Darkness, he's still technically heroic.
* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath]]: [[spoiler:The ending of ''Birth by Sleep'' shows that he survived his sacrifice and now waits for Sora to free him and Aqua from the Realm of Darkness]].
* DramaticUnmask: Near the end of ''Kingdom Hearts II''. That said, it's only dramatic to the viewers. The only other person present (King Mickey) already knew who he was.
* EasyAmnesia: [[spoiler:He teetered on the edge of it for his entire exile to the realm of darkness by his disciples, but kept focus thanks to hatred. When he ends up there again after KHII, he quickly forgets almost everything but Sora, presumably because he doesn't have such hatred anymore. All he's holding on to is his memory of Sora, since he put his research data, all he has left to help him with, inside of him.]]
* EccentricMentor: Not nearly as much since the end of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', but he still has a couple of quirks.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Subverted. He has the world's greatest villain's voice, but he's actually an AntiHero.
* EmperorScientist: As [[spoiler:Ansem the Wise]].
* FantasticRacism: [=DiZ=] justifies his actions against the Organization XIII, no matter how cruel, by noting that they have no right to exist in the first place. Although numerous other characters (up to and including Sora himself) have this point of view in ''II'', his seems far worse, and he learns how wrong he is to use this as a general rule by the end of the game, when he removes his bandages.
* FunWithAcronyms: ''D''arkness ''i''n ''Z''ero. An in-universe example that he never explains personally to anyone else in universe, and is only mentioned in his Secret Reports.
* GentlemanAndAScholar
* GadgeteerGenius
* GoodIsNotNice: After being trapped in the Realm of Nothingness. He grows out of it as he enters his status as TheAtoner.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: In his quest to bring down the schemes of the Organization XIII, he became racist and as immoral, if not more so in some extents, than some of the members of the group itself, making him into a Type IV AntiHero. He seems to have figured this out by the time he [[spoiler:storms the Castle That Never Was]].
** HeelRealization: A rare non-villainous version. He finally realizes how horrid he has become by the time he [[spoiler:storms the Castle That Never Was with his Kingdom Hearts encoder]].
* ImpersonationParadox: [[spoiler:After getting his identity stolen by Xehanort, he uses the disguise of Ansem, Seeker of Darkness in Chain of Memories as a disguise while he is in Castle Oblvion. Afterwards, Riku joins up with him in a Black Coat and Ansem, under the guise of [=DiZ=], ask who he is; when he pulls down the hood and introduces himself as Ansem, The Real Ansem can only laugh about it and greets him with evident sarcasm which Riku fails to see.]]
* JapanesePronouns: "Watashi"
* {{Jerkass}}: Regarding Roxas, though he does apologize for it in the end, [[spoiler:shortly before his HeroicSacrifice.]]
** JerkassWoobie: The guy's [[spoiler:been betrayed by the people who cared for most, trapped in the realm of nothingness for years, and in order to atone for the dark actions he took for revenge, seals himself into the realm of darkness for ANOTHER lonely banishment period.]] He's had it rough.
* KickTheDog: His manipulation of Roxas, ordering the execution of NaminÚ, seeing Riku (and pretty much everyone else) as nothing but a tool for his own vengeance, and actively sabotaging King Mickey's attempts to contact Riku.
* LegacyCharacter: His real name is taken by so many people that he actually comes across an ImpersonationParadox by accident.
* ManInTheIronMask: Played with. [[spoiler:Xehanort]] stole his original name and banished him to the Realm of Nothingness. When he escaped, he decided to fulfill the "disguised face" part of the trope himself, and occasionally used magic to impersonate the guy impersonating him.
* MaskPower
* MeaningfulName: [=DiZ=] is a corruption of the first three letters of Disney.
** Also InUniverse. It stands for "Darkness in Zero".
* NonActionGuy
* ThePowerOfHate: His rage towards [[spoiler:his treacherous apprentices]] is what kept him sane in the Realm of Darkness and gave him the darkness based powers to escape it. This is what makes his CharacterDevelopment backfire on him [[spoiler:when he's thrown back into the Realm of Darkness. With no anger left he is not only stuck there but loses his memories as well.]]
* ScienceHero: What he does to help the heroes is typically through the use of his inventions, and not in up front combat.
* TheOtherDarrin: Creator/CoreyBurton plays him whenever ChristopherLee is unavailable. Lee was in ''II'' and ''Days'', while Burton was in ''Re: Chain of Memories'', ''Sleep'', and ''3D''.
* [[spoiler:RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething]]
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEarnsLife: As of ''Birth By Sleep'''s secret ending, he's revealed to have survived the explosion of the Kingdom Hearts encoder.]]
* ShutUpHannibal: The above quote is a response to Xemnas's motive rant.
* StealthMentor: To Riku.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: Due to his use of darkness.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: He is capable of using Corridors of Darkness (despite the corruptive influence on his heart, seeing as he has no known protection) and teleporting himself around his data simulations at will.
** ThinkingUpPortals: The mechanics of Corridors of Darkness revolve around this.
* TooManyBelts
* TookALevelInKindness: [[spoiler:He's actually a lot nicer after he takes off the bandages on his head, and even acknowledges that anything can grow a heart in ''3D'', apologizing to Roxas some time before.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sea-salt ice cream.
* [[spoiler:TrappedInAnotherWorld: The Organization XIII thrust him into the Realm of Nothingness early in their scheming. He managed to escape due to finding out how to make Corridors of Darkness, and kept his memory due to his pure hatred. Later, as of the end of ''Kingdom Hearts II'', he was trapped in the Realm of Darkness, and lost most of his memory in the process of staying there due to not having the rage he once did to keep it together. He is currently on the Dark Meridian, presumably still with Aqua, who is also trapped.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He can change his appearance with the power of [[CastingAShadow darkness]].

[[folder:Master Eraqus]]
[[caption-width-right:197:"Why do all my attempts to reach you fail? If you don't have it in your heart to obey... then you'll [[spoiler:have to share Ventus' fate]]."]]
->''"Fear leads to obsession with power, and obsession beckons the darkness."''
-->Voiced by: Creator/MakioInoue (Japanese), Creator/MarkHamill (English)

One of the few remaining Keyblade Masters in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', he lives in the Land of Departure as the teacher and father figure of Terra, Aqua, and Ventus. [[spoiler:He is killed by Xehanort as part of the latter's plan to shroud the world in darkness]].
* ActorAllusion: Eraqus's KnightTemplar behavior and attitude towards darkness and light are very similar to how the Jedi in the ''Star Wars'' prequels are portrayed, particularly in how Terra desires greater power to protect his friends, and Eraqus warns that type of obsession and fear leads to darkness.
* AllYourPowersCombined: His armor makes use of his students' elements, and changes combat styles depending on who you're fighting it with. Considering the armor's data is based on his fighting style, it's easy to infer that Eraqus himself has the same abilities.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: To Yen Sid. [[MeaningfulName Look at his name]].
* BlackAndWhiteMorality[=/=]BlackAndWhiteInsanity: As said by [[UnreliableNarrator Master Xehanort]], he only thinks in absolutes: in his mind, LightIsGood and DarkIsEvil. Granted, Xehanort in any incarnation isn't the best in terms of reliability on that subject, but his behavior, such as failing Terra in the Mark of Mastery Exam for having any darkness in his fighting style, even by accident, seems to indicate this is true.
* BossRemix: The Armor of the Master battle is backed by a more dramatic version of the Land of Departure battle theme.
* BonusBoss: His armor makes a nasty one in the Final Mix.
* CainAndAbel: Master Xehanort was like a brother to him growing up. [[spoiler: Guess which one Eraqus ends up being.]]
* CelebrityVoiceActor: TetsuyaNomura states that he picked Creator/MarkHamill to voice him in English because of his role as [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]].
* CombatTropes:
** CoolKey[[CoolSword blade]]: Master Keeper, which looks like an "E" toward the teeth.
*** [[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS Brought To You By The Letter E]]: Look at the teeth of Master Keeper.
*** [[spoiler:TakeUpMySword: To Aqua. He gives the order before she leaves, but she follows it and turns the Land of Departure into Castle Oblivion posthumously.]]
** ElementalPowers:
*** BlowYouAway: One of his attacks as a BonusBoss is a massive tornado.
*** LightEmUp[=/=]HolyHandGrenade: Almost of his attacks [[spoiler:in his boss battle]] are of the light element.
*** PlayingWithFire: Notably his only magical attack not to be light elemental in [[spoiler:his boss battle]] is fire.
** MasterSwordsman: He ''is'' a Keyblade Master, and not a retired one at that.
** MagicKnight: Seems to focus more on the "Magic" half.
** PowerGlows
*** [[FlashStep Flash Float]]: Can do this as a Bonus Boss.
** ReverseShrapnel[=/=]FrickinLaserBeams: One of his most powerful attacks is surrounding himself with magical light keyblades which spin around him and shoot lasers.
** ShieldBash: As his Armor Data, he's fond of using the light shield on his back to trap his target.
** StormOfBlades: One of his more brutal desperation attacks is to shoot out a bunch of [[LightEmUp light]] magic Keyblades.
* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath]]: [[spoiler:Possibly. Blank Points hints that he may have escaped death by seeking refuge in Terra's heart. [[SequelHook Terra only smirks.]]]]
* [[spoiler:DontMakeMeDestroyYou]]
* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: Way moreso than Terra. His armor, which appears in ''BBS Final Mix'', has a very prominent samurai motif.
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]]: [[spoiler:Not quite, though you do have to fight him as Terra. Instead, it's implied that he's become so absorbed in his Light-based philosophy and so torn between his emotional connections to Xehanort, Ventus and Terra and the situation at hand that he falls into Darkness by the time Terra battles him.]]
* GoodOldWays
* GoodScarsEvilScars
* GrayEyes
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization]]: [[spoiler:He has a serious "MyGodWhatHaveIDone" moment after Terra stops him from fighting further, understanding that his dogmatic belief in pure light is what has brought so much pain to his pupils.]]
* LightIsGood: A vehement believer in this.
** [[spoiler:LightIsNotGood]]: [[spoiler:His belief that straying from the light in any capacity is evil is what causes him to attack Ventus and Terra.]]
* KnightTemplar: He hates any use of darkness whatsoever, and counts the use of it as [[DarkIsEvil a clear sign]] that whoever is using it [[YouAreNotReady is not ready]] to be a [[MasterSwordsman Keyblade Master]]. He is also willing to do whatever it takes to keep darkness from spreading [[spoiler:such as the attempted murder of Ventus to prevent Master Xehanort from taking the X-Blade and destroying the World again]]. According to [[BigBad Master Xehanort]], he is "blinded by light", which, despite [[DarkIsEvil who he is]], isn't necessarily wrong. Contrast him with other Keyblade Masters, who each accept some degree of darkness in Keyblade wielders, whether [[IncorruptiblePurePureness for]] [[DarkIsNotEvil good]] [[TheCorruption or]] [[DarkIsEvil ill]], and he seems extremely fanatical, regardless of whether he's right or not.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: It's implied that the one that truly has the distorted view is Master Xehanort, but that Eraqus himself also has an equally distorted view for trusting him; even after Xehanort attacked and scarred him when Eraqus pointed out the severe moral issues in his plans, Eraqus still forgave and trusted him after several years of avoiding each other. Then, during the Mark of Mastery exam, when Xehanort sabotages the balls of light, he dosen't for a second suspect that it was him, despite the fact [[WhatAnIdiot he was sitting right next to him]].
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Which was try to [[spoiler:kill Ven to save the universe.]]
** [[spoiler:MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: [[spoiler:After he fights Terra]].
* [[spoiler:ItsAllMyFault]]: [[spoiler:He blames himself for not seeing Terra's fall into the darkness.]]
* JapanesePronouns: "Watashi"
* [[spoiler:ManlyTears: Before his death.]]
* [[spoiler:MentorOccupationalHazard: And, for the most part, it's pretty much his fault, since he pushed Terra's BerserkButton without explaining himself.]]
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His appearance is quite likely based on ''FinalFantasy'' creator Hironobu Sakaguchi.
* OldMaster[=/=]TheObiWan: Ironic, considering that he is [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]], and filled the same role in the ''Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy''.
** [[spoiler:ObiWanMoment]]
* OlderThanHeLooks: He is assumed to be around the same age as both Yen Sid and Xehanort.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Terra especially who has referred to Eraqus as his father and he too says Terra is...
* ProperlyParanoid: Xehanort certainly reinforces his negative views about Darkness.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: [[spoiler:Subverted; he turns out to be more of a KnightTemplar.]]
* RetiredBadass
* ShootTheDog: He tries to do this when he learns that Xehanort needs [[spoiler:Ven to create the χ-blade.]] Terra catches him in the act and is ''not'' happy.
* SiblingRivalry: It is mentioned in the Xehanort reports that Master Xehanort and Eraqus viewed each other as brothers, which goes a long way towards explaining why it takes so long for anyone to suspect Xehanort is up to no good. Still, it's also mentioned that Xehanort began turning his intellect down darker paths once their master chose Eraqus as his successor instead of Xehanort...
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His [[BlackAndWhiteMorality extremist]] [[KnightTemplar views]] of LightIsGood and DarkIsEvil caused him to reject Terra as a master, ask Aqua to spy on him out of concern that Terra might become evil from the darkness, which in turn caused Terra to lose trust in him and trust Master Xehanort more, which made it all the easier for Xehanort to manipulate all the events and suceed with his GrandTheftMe of Terra. Very probably a part of Xehanort's schemes since the beginning, as he's the one who convinced Eraqus that Terra wasn't ready to be a master in a letter adressed to him.
* [[spoiler:WellIntentionedExtremist]]
* WhatIsOneMansLifeInComparison: [[spoiler:Kill Ven to prevent the χ-blade from being forged, or risk the destruction of the universe? It's not a pleasant choice.]]
* [[spoiler:WouldHurtAChild: He'll hate it, though.]]
* YouAreNotReady: What he says to [[AntiHero Terra]], due to his use of [[CastingAShadow darkness]].


-->"Radiant Garden shall not fall under the likes of you."

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

Dilan is the complete being of Xaldin. Dilan was one of Ansem's six apprentices who betrayed him by researching the Heartless.
* 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
* BladeOnAStick: His lance.
* 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.
* HotBloodedSideburns
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore."
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: 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.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The North American release of ''KHII'' misinterpreted his real name as Dilin; the PAL release and all subsequent games rectified this.


-->"Well, let's say I have a feeling we are destined to cross paths again."

-->Voiced by: Creator/NachiNozawa (Japanese), Creator/DerekStephenPrince (English)

Even is the complete being of Vexen. He is one of the six apprentices of Ansem the Wise who betrayed him by researching the Heartless and destroying Radiant Garden.
* 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]].
* BackFromTheDead: 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.
* DeadpanSnarker
* GreenEyes: Of the crazy, way-too-bright variety.
* InsufferableGenius
* JapanesePronouns: "Watashi."
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He is proud and relatively friendly and a rather decent guy overall.
* MadScientist
* ParentalSubstitute: Even, was one of those responsible for raising Ienzo.
* SmugSnake

-->"The castle is presently closed."

-->Voiced by: Creator/FumihikoTachiki (Japanese), Dave Boat (English)

Aeleus is the complete being of Lexaeus. He was one of Ansem's treacherous apprentices.
* 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.]]
* ElementalHair
* GeniusBruiser
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Ienzo.
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore."
* [[LanternJawOfJustice Lantern Jaw of Injustice]]: That chin of his could cut through ''diamonds''.
* PersonalityPowers: Wields earth and is stalwart and quiet.
* TheQuietOne
* SatelliteCharacter
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The North American release of ''KHII'' misinterpreted his real name as Eleus; the PAL release and all subsequent games rectified this.

[[caption-width-right:238:[[labelnote:Click here to see Young Ienzo:]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/149px-Ienzo_8004.png[[/labelnote]]]]

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

Ienzo is the complete being of Zexion. Ienzo was an orphan adopted by Ansem the Wise, and the youngest of his apprentices.

* 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]].
* 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.
* 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.
* FaceHeelTurn: In his backstory, giving Ansem the Wise the idea for the experimentation on the heart.
** HeelFaceTurn: Has undergone this since his return.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Aeleus.
* JapanesePronouns: "Boku."
* OccultBlueEyes
* ParentalAbandonment: Ienzo became Ansem's ward after the death of his parents.
* PeekABangs: But he's ''[[MisaimedFandom not bloody]] {{emo}}''.
* TheQuiteOne: As a child he didn't say a word.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Not ''the'' shortest, but definitely among their ranks. Then he again, he ''is'' one of the younger members...
* TeenGenius
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Experimenting on the darkness in people's hearts? Check. Creating Heartless? Check. Helping destroy his home by accident? CHECK.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: He only gets a couple of scenes in ''Birth by Sleep'', but this is the general impression.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Hard to believe he's only a few years older than the protagonists.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Steel-Blue Hair]]

-->"I know I won't forget you. Believe me, I try all the time."

--->Voiced by: Ginpei Sato (Japanese), Creator/KirkThornton (English)

Isa is the complete being of Sa´x. Isa, is best friends with Lea.
* 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]].]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Mainly in ''Birth by Sleep'' as Isa when he's interacting with Lea.
* GenderBlenderName: His name is Isa.
* GreenEyes: When he was human. [[spoiler:This change is very important.]]
* JapanesePronouns: "Ore."
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: 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.
* PerpetualFrowner: He rarely changes his expression.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Lea's red.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The umlaut doesn't appear in any Japanese media.
* TheStoic
* VitriolicBestBuds: The general impression that we get from his appearance in ''Birth By Sleep'' is that he and Lea were this before they became nobodies. The two enjoy [[DeadpanSnarker making quips]] at one another's expense, but it's clear that they were close.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: "Used to" being the operative words. [[spoiler:In ''Dream Drop Distance'', we learn why.]]
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Isa and Lea are close friends but slowly grew apart after they lost their hearts.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[caption-width-right:238:[[labelnote:Click here to see Young Lea:]] http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/209px-Lea_bbs_4925.png[[/labelnote]]]]

-->"Axel please. The name's Lea. Got it memorized?".

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

Lea is the complete being of Axel. ''Birth by Sleep'' reveals that Lea was best friends with Isa, Sa´x's Other. In ''Dream Drop Distance'', Axel is back as Lea, his true self. [[spoiler:Towards the end, it is revealed that Lea has gained the ability to wield his own Keyblade.]]
* AccidentalMisnaming: It's easier to count the times someone ''doesn't'' call him Axel. Eventually he gives in and just lets people call him that. In fairness, the only people that ever met him as Lea were Isa and Ventus.
* {{Adorkable}}: Lea is pure marshmallow fluff. [[spoiler:Even after coming back to life.]]
** [[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 small role in Birth By Sleep [[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. This is because his Heartless and Nobody were killed, thus returning him to life as a human, [[CompositeCharacter albeit with the appearance and powers of his Nobody self as well as his original self, Lea]].]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Several times in ''Dream Drop Distance''. He even lampshades it.
-->'''[[spoiler:Lea]]''': "'Dark Rescue's my middle name."
* BlackCloak: Lea is the only human form of a Nobody that still wears the Organization XIII coat.
* 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]].
* CatchPhrase: "Got it memorized?".
* CombatTropes
** CoolSword: [[spoiler: He gains his own Keyblade in ''3D''.]]
** FlashStep: Will warp just in time to catch the chakrams he throws.
** PlayingWithFire
*** {{Fireballs}}:
** PrecisionGuidedBoomerang
*** BoomerangComeback
** RingsOfDeath: His chakrams, the Eternal Flames.
* CompressedHair: How does ''that'' fit under his hood?
** It's been theorized by fans that the black cloaks they all wear can magically fit over their whole body without a hassle, AnimeHair included.
* DeadpanSnarker: Heavy on both deadpan and full-on snark.
* 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.]]
* ElementalHair: Was anyone really surprised he turned out to use fire-elemental attacks?
* {{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.
* FieryRedhead: Literally!
* {{Flanderization}}: The use of his CatchPhrase has gone up with each passing game. In his Nobody's first appearance, ''Chain of Memories'', he only said it ''once''.
* GenderBlenderName: His 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
* 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.]]
* 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."
* PersonalityPowers: He's rather hot headed, as fire users are wont to be.
* RebelRelaxation
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Isa 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

[[folder:Dream Eaters (Spirits)]]
->''See Characters/KingdomHeartsEnemyCreatures''