Characters: Kingdom Hearts: Organization XIII

This is a listing of the Members of Organization XIII that appear in the Kingdom Hearts series. Visit the main characters index here for other characters who appear in the series.

A group of thirteen (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 here, with the exception of Xemnas's and Xigbar's human forms which are here, and Roxas' human form which is here.

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Organization XIII


While the Organization is a pretty varied group, the following tropes are universal throughout the Organization:
  • Co-Dragons: 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.
  • Cursed with Awesome: 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.
  • Death In All Directions: Most of them have some very powerful abilities which wreck mass havoc and kill nearly anything in range wWhich is some cases is larger than a football field).
  • Elemental Powers: 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 The Power of the Void. 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 Elemental Powers causes occasional confusion.
    • Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: 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.
  • Evil Versus Evil: They got into a hard competition with Maleficent and her allies for the claim of Kingdom Hearts. Since they had more knowledge about the powers of darkness, they were for a time one step ahead, but when Maleficent and Pete allied with Sora, King Mickey, and the rest of the group in the endgame, they eventually lost the game to them.
  • Grand Theft Me: 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.
  • Humanoid Abomination: 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 Bishonen Line.
  • Immortality Begins at 20: 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 Not Allowed To Grow Old.
  • In the Hood: All of their coats have hoods attached to them and all of them at one point or another are seen wearing it up.
  • It Was with You All Along: In Dream Drop Distance, Sora learns that Xemnas and Xigbar purposefully concealed from the Organization the fact that Nobodies can naturally develop a new heart over time. The promise of hearts was to string them all along, while he convinced them all that any emotions they had were fake which isolated them and kept them from maturing a new heart leaving them as potential empty vessels. Sora is suitably outraged by this revelation.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The second Organization XIII formed in Dream Drop Distance is considerably more terrifying than the original, having done away with any quirky or anti-villainous members.
  • Lack of Empathy: As Nobodies, they cannot truly feel anything and thus have no qualms about putting others in danger to achieve their goals. 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.
  • Let X Be the Unknown: The "X" theme is a mark of Xehanort's ownership, otherwise known as the "Recusant's Sigil".
  • Lightning Bruiser: While normal boss fights against them vary, as Bonus Boss fights in the Final Mix+ just about all of them are this in at least one phase of the fight.
  • Me's a Crowd: 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.
  • Only One Name: 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.
  • Personality Powers: All of the members have a personality that fits their "Attribute," though a few fit in non-typical ways.
  • Red Baron: Each one has a title that reflects their abilities.
  • Significant Anagram: Their names are actually scrambled versions of their past names with an X added. However, not all of their past names are known, and Xemnas technically used someone else's name.
  • The Sociopath: Almost every member except for Roxas, Xion, and 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.
  • The Soulless: 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 The Heartless. However, their emotionless state renders most of the trope valid.
  • Uncanny Valley: Alluded to in-universe, although it's rarely apparent to the player.
  • Unwitting Pawn: The entire Organization was formed not to regain the members' hearts, but out of a combination of Xemnas wanting to attain the reality-warping potential of Kingdom Hearts and to facilitate a plot that would allow Master Xehanort to clone his heart among thirteen separate bodies, which will give him a true shot at forging the χ-Blade.
  • Villain Teleportation: Several members get in on the action. The undisputed champion of this trope would be Fragile Speedster Larxene, who even possesses a sleight in Chain of Memories named Teleport Rush.
  • Weapon of Choice: Each of them has a weapon that they use exclusively. Though most are original, some are based on Final Fantasy classes.
  • You Are Number Six: All members are given a number to denote the order in which they joined, Xemnas being I and the original five apprentices being II through VI. Otherwise the numbers are inconsequential concerning rank, aside from Xigbar, Number II, being The Dragon.
  • Younger Than They Look: Courtesy of being born physically and mentally the same age as their original selves whenever they perished. Unless you consider their existences to just be a continuation of their first lives, none of them are older than 11 by the end of Kingdom Hearts II.

    I: Xemnas 

The Superior of the In-Between (Original Name: Xehanort (anagram formed from "Ansem"))

"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: Norio Wakamoto (Japanese), Paul St Peter (English)

The leader of Organization XIII, the Nobody of Xehanort, Ansem the Wise's first apprentice, and the Big Bad 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. He returns in Dream Drop Distance to torment Sora about his ties to the Organization.
  • A God Am I: 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.
  • All Your Powers Combined: 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). Word of God states that he may even have a Keyblade, as he is the Nobody of Master 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.
  • Anti-Villain: 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 Xion, nor does it account for the fact that 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.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the leader of the Organization, and far and away the most powerful member.
  • Bad Boss: 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.
  • Back from the Dead: 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.
    • Not to mention that Braig makes it clear in Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix that he's also back as a complete being and has seperated Xehanort's heart from his and Terra's body leaving his heart in control of it.
  • Badass: Xehanort incarnation, natch. Information from within Kingdom Hearts II and Word of God put him as the most powerful thing in the Kingdom Hearts-verse. He casually rips apart a city for ammo (read: skyscrapers) to telekinetically hurl at you and he holds his own against both Riku and Sora during the final battle with him in KHII.
  • Barrier Warrior: 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.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: 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.
  • Big Bad: Of Kingdom Hearts II.
  • Bigger Bad: Of Chain of Memories and 358/2 Days.
  • Bishōnen: He's undoubtedly very manly, but is quite a bit more handsome than your typical Evil Overlord.
  • Bonus Boss: In the first Final Mix.
  • Boring but Practical: His ultimate weapon in 358/2 Days, Interdiction, is also his most simplistic in design, as it's just a red bar of light compared to the intricate blade-like shapes of his previous weapons.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: See Bonus Boss.
  • The Chessmaster: Especially in 358/2 Days.
  • Co-Dragons: He and Ansem occupy this position in Master Xehanort's true organization, being his left and right hand men. Also counts as Demoted to Dragon.
  • Cold Ham: A Trope Codifier. Xemnas manages to both be stoic and hammy in equal measure. Being that he's voiced by Norio Wakamoto in Japanese, the hammy part is pretty unavoidable. The reason is two-folded; on the one hand, 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. On the other hand, his human counterpart Xehanort was a Large Ham, so Xemnas inherited his personality traits in that manner without a heart to actually put any emotion into it.
  • Companion Cube: Aqua's discarded armor, and not in a cute way either.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Usually, in order to effectively play Xehanort Speed Chess.
  • Dance Battler: His combo strings with his ethereal blades are long sequences involving a pirouetting flurry of slashes, kicks, and even gravity-defying airborne breakdancing. 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.
  • Darth Vader Clone: He's got the all-black wardrobe, red energy weapons, discarded identity and a few vaguely sympathetic moments, but not the redemption. It gets really weird if 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 the third Star Wars movie. When he fights with dual red sabers in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix in particular, his graceful, lighting-fast fighting style and nigh-indomitability remind one of Palpatine himself during his fight with Darth Maul and Savage Opress in The Clone Wars.
  • Deceptive Disciple: His betrayal of Ansem the Wise was what caused him and the rest of the apprentices to turn into Nobodies in the first place.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: 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.
  • Evil All Along: 3D reveals that, rather than being the Tragic Villain 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 heartless monsters, when in reality they could have easily grown a new heart.
  • Evil Laugh: 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 throws buildings at you in 3D.
    • 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.
  • Evil Sorcerer: He commands the "Sorcerer Nobodies", if you needed a hint.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: 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 Bishōnen face.
  • Feels No Pain: Subverted. He is heartbroken about the failure of Kingdom Hearts but does not show any sign of sadness.
  • Final Boss: In Kingdom Hearts II.
    • Climax Boss: He serves as Sora's Final Boss 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.
  • Final Boss Preview: Two entire games in advance. How punctual of him.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Despite being the most powerful member of the Organization (and even having, on paper, a straight up unfair stat distributionnote ) 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.* 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 a very good flying attacker.
  • Jerkass: 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.
  • Laser Blade: 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.
  • Leitmotif: 358/2 Days gives him one named "Xemnus."
  • Nerves of Steel: 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. 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 Xigbar turns tail and runs.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: An Evil Overlord Nobody with pseudo-lightsabers and Norio Wakamoto's voice (in Japanese) who pilots a gigantic Humongous Mecha-dragon-ship while wearing a massive suit of Keyblade armor.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Hinted several times that his objective in absorbing Kingdom Hearts' power was to reduce the universe to nothingness and then remake it completely in his image. It is later retconned that he was actually intending to do this in a roundabout way rather than a literal way by helping complete Master Xehanort's master plan to restart the Keyblade War.
  • Personality Powers: A Straw Nihilist that has power over Nothingness.
  • Physical God: 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.
  • The Power of Hate: 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 The Stoic. Likely another carryover from Terra, who took this trope to the point of Unstoppable Rage against his enemies, including Master Xehanort.
    Xemnas (after his second defeat): "I need... more rage... I need more... hearts..."
    Xemnas (before the Final Battle): "Anger and hate are supreme."
  • Rated M for Manly: He's a very manly, imposing and powerful Nobody overlord, complete with Norio Wakamoto's voice in Japanese.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: With his red ethereal blades.
  • Red Baron: The Superior of the In-Between.
  • Scary Black Man: In certain production art.
  • Sequential Boss: Turned Up to Eleven. 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.
  • Signature Move: His iconic moves—throwing skyscrapers and and making lasers come out of nowhere.
  • The Slow Walk: Seems to have taken a page out of Vergil's book; unless he's graciously abusing his teleportation or flight abilities, Xemnas will approach with a coolly unfazed (if not eerie) 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.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Misspelled "Xemnus" on the BBS/Days soundtrack.
  • Stationary Boss: 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 Weapons do his work for him.
  • The Stoic: Most of his lines are spoken in an unemotional drone.
    • Not So Stoic: During one of the final battles with him, he has growls of rage. 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.
  • Straw Nihilist: Though it's sort of justified, since he's a Nobody and therefore every natural force in the universe wants him to not exist.
  • Tin Tyrant: One of his multiple forms involves donning a suit of armor and attacking from his throne. It's Master Xehanort's Keyblade Armor.
  • Tragic Villain: 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. 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.
    • However, 3D then revealed 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 Boss Banter, and he outright asks the heroes to do his bidding while playing the Victim-card, and then acknowledging that he was telling Blatant Lies. 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.
  • Verbal Tic: "Indeeed..."
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Comes with the territory of a Xehanort
  • Wistful Amnesia: 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." Final Mix reveals that he regularly visits Aqua's lost armor and talks to it, calling it "friend."
    • 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.
  • Xehanort Speed Chess: Much like his somebody, he's fantastic at this. Sa´x lampshades it in one of his reports in 358/2 Days, about how Xemnas' plans are clearly falling apart and yet he remains so frustratingly calm and confident, as if he's still somehow in control of the situation (which he is, of course.)

    II: Xigbar 

The Freeshooter (Original Name: Braig)

"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."
Click here to see Braig. 

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

Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka (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. In Dream Drop Distance he is Back from the Dead and one of the thirteen vessels of Xehanort's heart in his XIII Seekers of Darkness.
  • Accent Adaptation: He was given a surfer-dude accent in the English version of II as the equivalent of the Japanese version of a similar accent to reflect his laid-back attitude. It gets downplayed in later appearances, though.
  • Affably Evil: He's very laid back about his position in the Organization.
  • Back from the Dead: 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.
    • 2.5's secret ending Destiny reveals he did come back as Braig, so he either prefers Xigbar or others call him Xigbar out of habit.
  • Bastard Understudy: 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.
  • Bifurcated Weapon: He can combine his two arrowguns to form a sniper rifle. This got cut in the English version of II in order to keep things kid friendly.
  • Breakout Villain: Similar to Axel, Xigbar's role in the series has greatly expanded with each release.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's extremely lax and joking, but this is all just a facade to lure people into a false sense of security to hide how dangerous he really is and what he really knows.
  • Catch Phrase: "As if!"
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Xigbar first appears in Kingdom Hearts II, where his role in the Organization is secondary to Xemnas, Saix, and Axel. 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.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Lampshaded.
    Braig (to Terra): "You think I'm gonna fight fair? As if!"
  • Combat Tropes
  • Consummate Liar: A trait he carries as far back as his original self, Braig.
  • Dark Chick: He is this in the true Organization, being Xehanort's most chatty and least serious vessel.
  • The Dragon: As of BBS, where he was a secondary dragon, and revelations there mean he was a secret Dragon in II. Revelations in Dream Drop Distance and a select few scenes in Days make it quite clear, however, that he is the true Dragon to Xehanort/Xemnas, by virtue of being the only one besides Xehanort to know what the hell is going on.
    • Co-Dragons: With Saix to Xemnas in Days.
    • Dragon with an Agenda: 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 Magnificent Bastard puppetry is as unknown as Xemnas's amnesia's extent, though it's probably in the middle. He, as Braig, probably served as The Corrupter 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.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: 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.
  • Evil Makeover: 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.
  • Eye Scream: 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.
  • Family-Friendly Firearms: His arrowguns shoot laser bullets and don't look like traditional firearms.
  • Grand Theft Me: In Dream Drop Distance, he reveals that he's been influenced/partially possessed by Xehanort since Birth by Sleep.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: 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.
  • Gravity Master: He has control over gravity. He mostly uses it to hang upside-down above the battlefield and walk in the air.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: It's implied that Xigbar/Braig is envious of the Keyblade wielders and joined Xehanort in hopes of becoming one himself.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: In Birth By Sleep he approaches Aqua and Ventus and states his intention to kill them both, despite the latter being encased in ice.
  • King Mook: To the Sniper Nobodies, who apply similar, but far less deadly, tactics to Xigbar. They even have eye-patches in the same place as Xigbar's.
  • Laughably Evil: You wouldn't think he's evil even if he stared at you in the face.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In 3D. "Let's hit these plot points in order, Sora."
  • Leitmotif: 3D gives him "Xigbar", a slightly faster variation of "Organization XIII" with a waltz rhythm and a sinister string part added.
  • The Nicknamer: In 358/2 Days he calls Roxas "tiger" and "kiddo" several times, refers to Axel as "Flamsilocks" once, and continually calls Xion "Poppet".
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He's probably one of the Organization's smarter members and is one of the only people in the franchise to actually know what Xehanort's up to. He also rarely takes anything seriously and likes to Troll his fellow Organization members.
  • Mage Marksman: He was skilled with gravity and space magic even while human.
  • Meaningful Name: His Organization title, "The Freeshooter". It 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. While Xigbar's alliance with Xehanort isn't implied to have given him his abilities, Xehanort still has some control over him since part of his heart resides in Xigbar.
  • Number Two: Scenes from Birth by Sleep and 3D: Dream Drop Distance show that he's been Xehanort's right-hand-man from the very beginning, helping him in various ways and Implied to be one of Xemnas' confidants in Organization XIII.
  • Paranoia Fuel: At the end of Birth by Sleep, Xehanort acts as an in-universe example of this for him. Braig isn't 100% sure that it's not really Terra under there, and given that Terra was the one who scarred Braig's face, his uneasiness is almost palpable. Given that he's at least partially Xehanort at the time, he's probably fearing that Terra's memories would resurface and their plans getting laid to waste.
  • Personality Powers: He plays with people and with gravity, it fits.
  • Pet the Dog: Compared to Larxene or Vexen, Xigbar's attitude towards Roxas is rather playful, serving as a Trickster Mentor to him. He once told Roxas that he cared for his future and he often called him "kiddo" or "tiger". He was also hurt by Roxas's eventual desertion of the Organization, showing there was genuine attachment... Though considering that he was in on Master Xehanort's plan on using all other Organization members as vessels for his heart, this very well was an act.
  • Pointy Ears: Courtesy of partial Xehanort possession.
  • Recurring Boss: In Birth by Sleep.
  • Red Baron: His title is "The Freeshooter".
  • Rugged Scar: He has one over his left eye.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In 3D, he quickly decides Xemnas can handle Sora alone after Sora's friendship speech makes images of ALL his allies appear around him.
    "Those are just words!" (backing away) "You - you've lost. Fine, see where your power gets you here. Xemnas, he's all yours!" (books it out of there)
  • Shipper on Deck: He teases Roxas about Xion, going so far as to give advice on how to impress her. It's heavily implied to have been a sick joke, as he knew about Xion's true nature as a Replica designed to absorb Roxas.
  • Skunk Stripes: Again, courtesy of partial Xehanort possession.
  • Slasher Smile: He gave one of those when he was about to snipe Sora's head.
  • Space Master: With some overlap with Gravity Master. 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.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The North American release of II misinterpreted his real name as Bleig; the PAL release and all subsequent games rectified this.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Braig's remaining eye becomes yellow after he accepts Xehanort's gradual possession of him.
  • Surfer Dude: But not just ANY old dude...
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky: As Braig before he gets his scars from Terra.
  • Troll: See Shipper on Deck. He also trolls Zexion on Xemnas's connection to the Chamber of Repose, Sa´x over Xemnas's true identity and Sora on his connection to Roxas.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Experiences two brief ones 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?!"
  • Wham Line: "I'm already half Xehanort!"
  • Wild Card: It seems he has his own plans, as revealed in the Re:coded secret ending while he was talking with Young Xehanort.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In Birth By Sleep he tries to kill Ven at the Keyblade Graveyard (along with Aqua)...and with Ven encased in solid ice, no less. However, after Aqua beats him in combat, he stated that he was really there to buy time, presumably so that Vanitas could arrive and fuse with Ven.

    III: Xaldin 

The Whirlwind Lancer (Original Name: Dilan)

"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."
Click here to see Dilan 

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

Voiced by: Yosuke Akimoto (Japanese), David Dayan Fisher (English)
Appearances: II | 358/2 Days

Number III of the Organization and one of its founding members. He spends most of his time trying to corrupt 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.
  • Badass: Along with Lexaeus and Marluxia, he is one of the deadliest battlers within the Organization. His absolutely brutal methods of fighting even shows during his battle with Sora.
  • Back from the Dead: 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 Heel-Face Turn.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • The Brute: But like Lexaeus, not stupid.
  • Combat Tropes
    • Battle Aura: 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 Jump Reaction Commands to help expedite the process.
    • Blade on a Stick: His lances, Lindworm.
    • Blow You Away
    • Death from Above: He has the signature Jump attack of a Dragoon from Final Fantasy. He also commands the Dragoon Nobodies directly based off of the class.
    • Death In All Directions
    • Flash Step: He can literally outrun the winds.
    • Flying Weapon
    • Joke Weapon: Casual Gear gives him broomsticks. Mystery Gear gives him dragon-themed lances.
    • Multi-Wielding: Six lances, always with at least four being held up by wind currents.
    • One-Hit Kill
    • Power Floats: Because he rides wind currents.
    • Shaping Your Attacks: Into a dragon.
  • A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: Surprisingly enough, in Birth by Sleep Dilan shows no signs of his eventual betrayal of his master and general douchebaggery. Instead, he is presented as both extremely loyal to his master and genuinely concerned for Ventus's well being.
    • Dream Drop Distance implies that none of the apprentices (save Xehanort and Braig) willingly gave themselves over to the darkness.
  • Cynical Mentor/Stern Teacher: Zig-zagged. Xaldin is never emotionally supportive of Roxas and often snarks at his more naive comments on missions, but most of the advice that he gives Roxas is actually quite accurate and useful, especially his comment about where a giant Heartless would attack from at Beast's Castle. He also generously rewards Roxas if his sidequests are completed.
  • Evil Brit: In the English adaptation.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns
  • 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 attitude toward the Beast...
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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.
  • Kick the Dog: 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.
  • King Mook: To the Dragoon Nobodies, who use similar weapons to him.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Spends most of his time playing with Beast's head to try and turn him into a Heartless AND a Nobody for the Organization.
  • Personality Powers: 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 That One Boss, has in spades, too.
  • Red Baron: The Whirlwind Lancer.
  • Reverse Arm-Fold: One of his common "non-combat" poses - which makes sense, given his power and martial nature.
  • Sadistic Choice: "What shall I leave behind? Belle... or the rose?"
    • For the record, Belle chooses the rose (and to be fair to Beast, he had already chosen Belle just before that).
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The North American release of KHII misinterpreted his real name as Dilin; the PAL release and all subsequent games rectified this.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice in the English dub gradually grew more gravelly with each game.
  • Wicked Cultured: His wild looks aside, Xaldin seems to have a good eye for art and architecture in 358/2 Days.

    IV: Vexen 

The Chilly Academic (Original Name: Even)

"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), Nachi Nozawa (Japanese), Derek Stephen Prince (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.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: This seems to be his specialty, with his creation of Riku Replica and Xion.
  • Evil Genius: So much that, despite his pathetic nature, Nomura said in the Japanese character report books that he and many of the development staff considered Vexen to be the most evil Organization member in Chain of Memories, being to it "what Xemnas is to KH2" in terms of malevolence.
  • Evil Is Deathly Cold: He's the member of the Organization with deadly ice powers.
  • Expy: Of Professor Hojo. Mad Scientists whose work goes on to have horrible effects on the universe. Plus the 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... extreme than Hojo, and Nozawa's performance is significantly less frightening.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: In Re:Chain of Memories he's brutally immolated by Axel.
  • Four Is Death: He's the first of the Organization to be destroyed.
  • Green Eyes: Of the crazy, way-too-bright variety.
  • His Name Is...: He ends up being executed by Axel for trying to tell Sora about Roxas.
  • An Ice Person: His element is ice, which lets him summon snow and frost to barrage enemies.
  • Insufferable Genius: He's easily one of the smartest minds of the Organization, and he tends to brag about it to his allies.
  • Jerkass: He loves to insult everyone else's intelligence.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Vexen is quite rude to 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.
  • Joke Weapon: In 358/2 Days he can be given a pot lid by equipping the Casual Gear and a snowman shield by equipping the Mystery Gear. Both have poor stats.
  • Luckily My Shield Will Protect Me: His shield will block any attacks in Chain of Memories and II Final Mix. Sora can get around this by attacking from a different angle in Chain of Memories or destroying it outright in II Final Mix.
  • Mind over Matter:
    • During his Bonus Boss fight in II Final Mix, he holds his shield in front of him using his mind instead of having it in his hand like in Chain of Memories.
    • Some of his attacks in 358/2 Days have him send out the shield with his mind to hit far off enemies.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Tatsuya Kando, his original seiyuu from Chain of Memories, gave him one. Since it was the only voice clip of his left in, fans immediately thought that Vexen was as effeminate as one could get.
  • Parental Substitute: His previous self, Even, was one of those responsible for raising Ienzo (Zexion).
  • Personality Powers: Wields ice and is fairly cold.
  • Random Power Ranking: 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. note 
  • Red Baron: His title is "The Chilly Academic".
  • Shield Bash: His Combos in 358/2 Days involve him smacking his shield at his foes.
  • A Sinister Clue: He wields his shield in his left hand.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: While it initially seems his presence in the series is confined to Chain of Memories, Days expands on his efforts and schemes and makes it very clear that he was a huge asset to the Organization. Xemnas himself admits that his plans were severely derailed by his unexpected death.
  • Squishy Wizard: In 358/2 Days his Strength and Defense are both below average, but he has one of the higher Magic stats.

    V: Lexaeus 

The Taciturn Stalwart (Original Name: Aeleus)

"You've done well thus far. But to possess your powers, and yet fear the darkness... What a waste."
Click here to see Aeleus: 

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

Voiced by: Tatsuya Kando (COM), Fumihiko Tachiki (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.
  • Lantern Jaw of Injustice: That chin of his could cut through diamonds.
  • Meteor Move: You expect a Reaction Command when he grabs Sora and the game shifts to a cinematic mode. He doesn't give you one and simply hurls you into the closest post or the ground.
  • Noble Demon: The most honorable man within the Organization, next to Luxord.
  • The Only One I Trust: His journal entry in 358/2 Days reveals that he considers Zexion this.
  • Personality Powers: Wields earth and is stalwart and quiet.
  • Pet the Dog: His initial introduction to Roxas in the manga is by giving him a metal puzzle and hanging out to discuss the importance of patience and thinking as his training regimen.
  • Power Levels: Actually a mechanic of his optional boss fight in II Final Mix.
  • Punch Clock Villain: He doesn't go out of his way to really antagonize anyone and is much less of a Jerkass than most of the other members. Despite some questionable methods he did teach Roxas a critical skill to use when on his last legs.
  • The Quiet One
  • Red Baron: The Taciturn Stalwart. It used to be the Silent Hero, but 1.5 HD silently retconned it. One might wonder if a certain other series had something to do with it...
  • Retcon: His axe sword was called a tomahawk in Chain of Memories, but it was changed to, well, an axe sword in 362/2 Days.
  • Satellite Character: He is mainly characterized through his interactions with Zexion and Roxas.
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: "Forgive me, Zexion. This was a fight I should not have started."
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The North American release of KHII misinterpreted his real name as Eleus; the PAL release and all subsequent games rectified this.

    VI: Zexion 

The Cloaked Schemer (Original Name: Ienzo)

"It's such a shame. The Organization used to be the rope that bound us together."
Click here to see Ienzo: 

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

Voiced by: Akira Ishida (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.

    VII: Sa´x 

The Luna Diviner (Original Name: Isa)

"Which would you rather suffer the loss of: Some make-believe friendship, or a real one?"
Click here to see Isa: 

"True, we don't have hearts, but we remember what it was like. That's what makes us special."

Voiced by: Ginpei Sato (Japanese), Kirk Thornton (English)
Appearances: II | 358/2 Days

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

It's revealed later that his original self, Isa, was once best friends with Lea. The two even planned to overthrow the Organization together, with 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 Back from the Dead and one of the thirteen vessels of Xehanort's heart in his XIII Seekers of Darkness.

    VIII: Axel 

The Flurry of Dancing Flames (Original Name: Lea)

    IX: Demyx 

The Melodious Nocturne (Original Name Unknown)

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

Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Ryan O'Donohue (English)
Appearances: II | 358/2 Days

Number IX of the Organization. While he is more capable than Sora is willing to give him credit for, he's pretty bad at being a villain. His fighting style, however, is deadly, and for many players he's That One Boss.
  • '80s Hair
  • Accidental Truth: "Oh, we do too have hearts! Don't be mad..."
  • Affably Evil: Along with Luxord he's one of the more nicer Organization members.
  • A Man Is Not a Virgin: 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 misunderstanding. When told that it's alright if he hasn't, Demyx forcefully insists that he's done it plenty of times.
  • Beware the Silly Ones
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He hates to work but is a reconnaissance specialist and also a highly capable fighter and mage as it eventually turned out.
  • Catch Phrase: "Dance, water, dance!"
  • Combat Tropes
    • Death In All Directions
    • Instrument of Murder: His Sitar, Arpeggio.
    • Joke Weapons: Casual Gear gives him a tennis racket, and Mystery Gear gives him a broom.
      • Shout-Out: The tennis racket is called the "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.
    • Making a Splash
    • Musical Assassin: Is armed with a deadly sitar. Scared? You will be.
    • Quirky Bard: Most of the time, which acts as a reference to Final Fantasy and its "Bard" class. Of course, as you can tell, he can become a Lethal Joke Character when prompted to.
    • Squishy Wizard
    • Summon Backup Dancers: 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. Said Dancers are Demonic Spiders as much as Demyx is That One Boss.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Again, see quote.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: And HOW! Upon meeting Sora and his friends the second time he stops being pleasant and gains new, surprisingly deadly fighting skills.
  • Dark Chick: He is by far the goofiest Organization member overall.
  • Dismotivation: His reaction to 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 underachieve twice as hard from now on."
  • Get Back Here Boss
  • The Hedonist: 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 The Reveal about Xion is to go "Intense!" and then teleport away without a second thought.
  • Jerkass Ball: His reaction to Larxene's death in Days where he's cheerfully callous to Roxas over it. It serves to show that even Demyx himself really isn't above it all.
    • Also, his missions with Roxas in which he lets him do all the work.
  • King Mook: To the Dancer Nobodies.
  • Laughably Evil: Demyx has no qualms about committing evil deeds... but he's usually really bad at carrying them out.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: "Silence, traitor." Coupled with the first time you ever hear The Thirteenth Dilemma.
  • The Load: The difference between him and Xion is that at least Xion actually tries fighting instead of looking for excuses.
  • Lovable Coward: 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.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: He's introduced yelling "Run, run away!" and carries cue cards to remind him of mission objectives.
  • Non-Action Guy: Gameplay and Story Segregation aside, he's meant to be this.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He becomes this after Sora and his friends don't believe his Accidental Truth and wonder just how much of a kook he really is.
  • Personality Powers: 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 Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass persona.
  • Punch Clock Villain: He's generally more interested in writing songs than being evil.
  • Red Baron: The Melodious Nocturne.
  • Satellite Character: He's really only here to be an enemy and fill the Number IX position, although he's less of a Satellite Character than the similar Luxord thanks to...
    • Throw It In: Pretty much his entire personality was created by his seiyuu ad libbing, making him stand out as a character.
  • Scissors Cuts Rock: Because of how the series handles elemental affinities, Demyx is classified as an ice-type enemy despite his element in the Organization being Water. Thus, he's weak to Fire. Yes, the boss that attacks with water is weak to fire.
  • Undying Loyalty: Like Luxord after him, Demyx stays in the Organization to the bitter end.
  • Unevil Laugh: During Sora's first encounter with the Organization in II, they have a joint Evil Laugh... with Demyx's nervous sigh standing out kind of painfully.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Aside from the somewhat literal Warmup Boss Axel, he is the first Organization XIII member to be fought in II.

    X: Luxord 

The Gambler of Fate (Original Name Unknown)

"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: Joji Nakata (Japanese), Robin Atkin Downes (English)
Appearances: II | 358/2 Days

Number X. He's suave, has a delicious British accent, and he likes card games. He views life as a game and has all the time in the world to win it.
  • Affably Evil: He's just so damn polite.
  • Baleful Polymorph: He starts of his Boss Battle in II by temporarily turning Sora into a die. Later on in the fight if the player fails any of the Reaction Commands, he'll turn Sora into a die again or possible a giant playing card.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: Has blonde short hair.
  • Character Development: Talking to him in the Gray Room over the course of 358/2 Days will have him reveal his thoughts on the various events of the game. To wit, in reaction to the Castle Oblivion debacle and Xion's misadventures, all of which he only has an outsider's perspective on, Luxord goes from being mildly confused at the machinations going on between members to going with the flow and enjoying his games, then frustrated with how little control he has over his own fate and later finally nosedives into depressed acceptance of his place in the Organization as the lackey and lowest ranking member. All of this contrasts Roxas' character development, which has the opposite conclusion of rebellion, but otherwise has the same rise and fall of confusion and frustration. Luxord sympathizes with Roxas at many points.
  • A Day in the Limelight: 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He gets a few quips in 358/2 Days.
  • Death Dealer: He can make his giant cards explode or use them as slashing weapons.
  • Duel Boss: In II he teleports Sora's friends away so they can fight 1v1.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: 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?"
  • Evil Genius: He knows a lot about card games, and even gambles his fight on time.
  • Evil Laugh: Does this when he blows up the Interceptor.
  • Fair Play Villain: He teleports Sora's allies away to fight him as a Duel Boss, making the battle a Timed Mission where they have to attack each other to deplete a time gauge.
  • The Gambler: Likes to play games that involve gambling, uses lots of gambling metaphors, and uses giant playing cards as weapons.
  • Graceful Loser: When he loses to Sora in II, Luxord compliments him on his victory.
    You play the game quite well...
  • Joke Weapon: In 358/2 Days, he can wield video game discs from the Casual Gear and four-leaf clovers from the Mystery Gear.
  • King Mook: To the Gambler Nobodies.
  • Magic Knight: In 358/2 Days, he has above-average Strength and Magic stats.
  • Mind Over Manners: He removes Sora's allies from the field to give both of them a fair fight, which in his case is justified. It's also Honor Before Reason due to his past with Roxas.
  • Motor Mouth: He doesn't talk a lot compared to the other members (being actually rather to the point), but when he does, he speaks the fastest of any of his comrades.
    Luxord: "The darkness of men's hearts, drawn to these cursed medallions, and this Heartless- a veritable maelstrom of avarice. I wonder; are they worthy to serve Organisation XIII?"
  • Nice Guy: In 358/2 Days he's the only Organization member outside of Axel and Xion that's consistently nice towards Roxas. Luxord is open to Roxas' comments, is never hostile towards him, and generously rewards him for doing well on minigames.
  • Noble Demon: One of the more honorable members of Organization XIII, next to Lexaeus. It even shows in his speech.
  • Personality Powers: He's a gambler and a game master, so it's fitting that he uses them to set time limits in the gameplay portions that he and Sora are involved in, which fits his mindset and his intentions.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Luxord is generally more interested in his games than to ever really wreak havoc.
  • Red Baron: The title on his stone in the Proof of Existence is "The Gambler of Fate".
  • Satellite Character: 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.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: He describes the Grim Reaper Heartless 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.
  • Shout-Out: One of his Joke Weapons in 358/2 Days is a pair of game discs are called "Finest Fantasy 13" that bear the description "This looks awfully familiar..." This is a reference to Final Fantasy XIII, which came out a few months after 358/2 Days.
  • Time-Limit Boss: Played with. During his Boss Battle he and Sora both have Time Bar that slowly deplete on their own over time. The bar can be depleted faster by dealing damage, and Sora can get some of his Time Bar back by successfully doing one of Luxord's minigames.
  • Time Master: Downplayed. Even though his element is time, he never uses it outside of making his boss fight "timed".
  • Undying Loyalty: Despite his own frustrations towards it for being left out of the loop, Luxord stays with the Organization to the bitter end.

    XI: Marluxia 

The Graceful Assassin (Original Name Unknown)

"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), Shuichi Ikeda (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.

    XII: Larxene 

The Savage Nymph (Original Name Unknown)

"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), Yuko Miyamura (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.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: When you freely admit that you hurt people pretty much because you can and frequently indulge in tormenting people For the Evulz of it all, you're definitely this.
  • Child Hater: 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.
  • Hidden Depths: 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 had been a painful experience.
    • She also comes off as somewhat less evil in 358/2 Days, having a few Pet the Dog moments with Roxas and along with Marluxia, being given a more sympathetic motive for her treachery.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Her second hobby next to Kick the Dog.
  • Jerkass: Every bit as vicious in both words and bite as the rest of the Organization, it even shows in Chain Of Memories as her attitude towards her enemies and friends alike rub everyone the wrong way.
  • Joke Weapons: Casual Gear, dragonflies. Mystery Gear, lightbulbs.
  • Kick the Dog: 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 is her main hobby, next to being very abrasive.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Chain of Memories takes a dark turn when Larxene shows up on the 6th Floor to hurt Sora physically and psychologically.
  • Laughably Evil: Her sass can be quite humorous when she's around her fellow Organization members, especially Vexen. This is especially true for 358/2 Days, in which her scenes are all played for laughs.
  • Laughing Mad: Engages in this in her Absent Silhouette battle, particularly when using her desperation move.
  • Meaningful Name: la reine means "the queen" in French. Sora even says 'queen' to her at one point in the manga. Considering both Marluxia's plans and her own for the Organization had their rebellion succeeded, her reign of terror as Marluxia's second-in-command would be played straight.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: You really should have hurried up and killed Sora instead of providing all that groundbreaking exposition, Larxene....
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Occurs a lot in Re:COM with both Axel and NaminÚ, leading fans in fan fiction to either paint her as a Depraved Bisexual, or pair her up with Axel and create something resembling a Romantic Two-Girl Friendship with NaminÚ.
  • Personality Powers: She can wield lightning and kunai. It doesn't help when she's also an utterly demented sadist.
  • Pet the Dog: 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. Though earlier she also helped him learn magic and gave him a potion, which were also nice despite coming along with plenty of verbal abuse.

    XIII: Roxas 

The Key of Destiny (Original Name: Sora)

    XIV: Xion 

Original Name: No. i

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Organization XIII