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Characters: Kingdom Hearts Disney Castle Trio
Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are the iconic Disney trio. In the Kingdom Hearts series, Mickey is a king, and Donald and Goofy are high ranking officials, although they're still best friends. In the original game, Mickey traveled to the Realm of Darkness to find the Kingdom Key D, sending Donald and Goofy off to travel with Sora. In subsequent games, Mickey featured more frequently, eventually reuniting with his friends. Donald and Goofy are sidelined after Kingdom Hearts II, but look to reclaim their importance in Kingdom Hearts III.

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    King Mickey 
"Helping others should always come before asking others for help."
"Keyblades are not something you use just to bully somebody around!"

Voiced by: Takashi Aoyagi (Japanese), Wayne Allwine/Bret Iwan (English)

The King of Disney Castle, and a Keyblade Master, Mickey Mouse is one of the first to notice how much danger the worlds are in, and one of the first to take action. When he leaves on a journey and doesn't come back, Donald and Goofy set out to find him. Although they meet a few times, Mickey is usually one step ahead of them and has a better idea of what's going on. He becomes a close friend of Riku in particular as he helps him learn to control his inner darkness.

  • The Ace: He's introduced taking out two Darksides in a matter of seconds, and the other heroes regard him with awe...except in Birth By Sleep and the Sleeping Worlds he still inhabits.
  • Alliterative Name: Mickey Mouse.
  • The Apprentice: To Yen Sid, who trained him as a Keyblade Master.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the king of Disney Castle. He's also one of the biggest badasses in the series.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Ven, Aqua, and Riku.
  • Badass
  • Berserk Button: Hurt his friends... and you will pay for it with your life. Right, heartless?
  • Big Damn Heroes: Becomes a gameplay mechanic in KH II, where he'll randomly take over some boss battles if Sora is knocked out.
  • Big Good: Although he defers to Bigger Good Yen Sid.
  • Combat Tropes
    • Cool Keyblade: Two. Mickey has the Star Seeker originally, and finds the Kingdom Key D in the Realm of Darkness.
      • Bling Bling Bang: Kingdom Key D's blade is golden.
      • Dark Is Not Evil: Although he found the Kingdom Key D in the Realm of Darkness, Mickey does not have any problems with using it. In fact, he specifically sought it out in order to be able to close Kingdom Hearts if the need came (since it needs a Keyblade of Light and one of Darkness to close in some instances). The fact that, being a Keyblade of Darkness, it protected him from the corruptive effects of the Realm of Darkness also helps.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Mickey unleashes one very large, very powerful and very angry can of proverbial and literal shit covered whoop ass onto the Heartless after Goofy is assumed to be dead.
  • Cute Mute: In his monochrome days in Timeless River.
  • Cutscene Power to the Max: He is a perpetrator of this; his first appearance has him striking down a pair of Darkside Heartless in one blow. In 3D he is able to freeze all thirteen Seekers of Darkness with a Stopza spell. That particular instance may be justified however, since Stopza is a fourth-tier spell.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: He's a King. Formality demands the characters address him as such. Subverted in three occasions: Birth by Sleep, where none of them know he's a king; coded, where Sora has the same reasons; and Dream Drop Distance, where he may not be King of Disney Castle yet. Lampshaded by Sora:
    Sora: Your Maj- I gotta stop that. Mickey!
    • He also insists that Riku just calls him Mickey, which 358/2 Days shows Riku has some trouble getting used to. Still, by the time of 3D he doesn't seem to have a problem with it even while everyone else still calls him "the King."
  • Failure Knight: For all of his effort in Birth By Sleep, he couldn't save Ven, Aqua, or Terra from their fates. This retroactively explains the distance he keeps between himself and the main cast, and his reluctance to allow Sora to get involved in the Heartless war on Hollow Bastion.
  • Funny Animal: But a helluva lot more serious in this game than in almost anything else he's ever appeared in, at least until Epic Mickey.
  • The Good King: No matter what he thinks.
  • Happily Married: To Minnie. Just like Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor.
  • Heroic BSOD: Suffers from one due to the Downer Ending of Birth by Sleep. Yen Sid manages to rouse him out of it fairly quickly.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Riku, for a while, although Days inserted a disruption. Mickey was essentially Riku's sole support throughout Chain of Memories, and gives him an epic glomp at the end of Kingdom Hearts II when they reunite.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Like Aqua, he's no Princess of Heart in terms of purity, but is able to spend extended time the Realm of Darkness without a Black Cloak to protect himself, and only uses his to prevent the Organization from detecting him.
    • Supposedly, it was the dark-aligned Kingdom Key D that protected him during that time, although Nomura also said that Mickey, like Riku, is not affected by darkness at all. Something about "similarities" between them that have yet to be revealed in-game...
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Boku".
  • Le Parkour: Shows this while trying to reach Sora before Master Xehanort can inject his heart into him by wall jumping the throne bottoms before Xemnas uses his hand to slam him into the throne pedestals.
  • The Leader
  • Let's Get Dangerous: Coupled with The Coats Are Off and Beware the Nice Ones.
    Mickey: "They'll pay for this."note 
  • Mysterious Past: Not as mysterious as most examples of the trope, but mysterious enough to qualify given that we only have small segments to go off of. Even so it's actually rather easy to pinpoint the general course of what went on. Through Sora's going back in time, Mickey was introduced to the Keyblades back in his steamboat days, creating a stable time loop. By Country of the Musketeers, he's practicing his swordsmanship to be worthy of wielding it and serving royalty, where he meets Minnie. Eventually he takes up apprenticeship under Yen Sid, to learn how to wield a Keyblade, and gets into his Fantasia shenanigans before going off to help the BBS trio. And then in between BBS and KH he meets Ansem the Wise and "Xehanort", culminating in his quest to find Kingdom Key D. More then likely there's more to his past then that, given the sheer amount of Disney material out there, but that's what we have thus far.
    • When he married Minnie and when she moved to the Disney Castle area is unclear however, though it's said a castle was under construction back in Timeless River's days and Goofy and Donald seemed to be natives of that area given their familiarity with it in KHII.
  • Older Than He Looks: Though Mickey has generally been timeless (and Kingdom Hearts has odd implications in that direction as well), he was already a King and Keyblade Master ten years previous to the main story, making him on the way to middle age. Despite that, he still displays the characteristic youthful Mickey Mouse exuberance and looks no different than any other portrayal (excepting the clothes, of course). That said, see Vague Age.
  • Personality Powers: The Good King with Incorruptible Pure Pureness that he is, Mickey is quite adept at using White Magic, both offensively and defensively.
  • Rodent of Unusual Size
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Keyblade Master and King of Disney Castle.
  • Side Kick: To Riku in Chain of Memories, and is hinted to returning to this role in Kingdom Hearts III.
  • Sixth Ranger: To Terra, Aqua, and Ven as well as Sora's group.
  • Spanner in the Works: In Birth By Sleep. The plan was for Vanitas to take over Ventus's body and form the χ-blade while Master Xehanort committed Grand Theft Me on Terra, and sometime while he dealt with Ventus Vanitas would kill Aqua. Unfortunately for them Mickey happened upon the scene and saved her, an act that would lead to Aqua further disrupting their schemes.
    • Chronologically. does this again in Chain of Memories where he stops "Ansem" from possessing Riku several times throughout the game which also stopped Xehanort from getting another Soul Jar.
  • Species Surname
  • Supporting Leader
  • Took a Level in Badass: The exact process is detailed in Birth by Sleep, though elements of that process are also seen in "Country of the Musketeers" and "Symphony of Sorcery". Although by the start of Birth By Sleep, he had apparently already completed his training and become King of Disney Castle. He does gain more actual experience in exploring the worlds and combating Unversed, culminating in his takedown-assist of Vanitas.
  • Tranquil Fury: After Goofy's Disney Death. Unlike Donald, who went completely apeshit, Mickey stayed very calm, although the Death Glare he had made it obvious he was pissed.
  • Vague Age: He was a King and Keyblade Master with the same general outlook and personality (minus some character development) ten years previously. However, Timeless River shows him to be acting vastly different sometime in the past while still appearing to be the same general age. Pete seems to imply that the events happened as depicted. If so, then Kingdom Hearts may be going for the same timeless chronology regarding Mickey Mouse as, for instance, Epic Mickey did, with decades of animation history all simultaneously being in Mickey's past.
  • Worthy Opponent: Xehanort seems to think so in Dream Drop Distance. Notable considering how little Xehanort cares for any of the other protagonists beyond their usefulness to him. Mickey seems to be the only foe Xehanort actually respects at this point.

    Donald Duck 
"Confounded Heartless! Get lost will ya?"
"Aw, what do you know you big palooka...?"
Voiced by: Koichi Yamadera (Japanese), Tony Anselmo (English)

A fiery-tempered magician and a member of King Mickey's court at Disney Castle, Donald Duck was sent to find and follow the Keyblade bearer. He joins up with Sora to help him save the worlds and becomes one of his closest friends.

"All for one and one for all!
"I guess you're stuck with us, Sora!"
Voiced by:Yu Shimaka (Japanese), Bill Farmer (English)

The mild-mannered yet loyal Captain of the Royal Knights at Disney Castle, Goofy was sent to find and follow the Keyblade bearer. He joins up with Sora to help him save the worlds and becomes one of his closest friends.
  • 24-Hour Armor: Goofy wears grey armor in Space Paranoids.
  • Badass Normal: He's the pure physical fighter to round out Donald's Squishy Wizard and Sora's Magic Knight.
  • Bash Brothers: With Donald and Sora.
  • Big Damn Heroes: On several occasions, but more recently in the ending of 3D, on a Star Shard.
  • The Big Guy: While Sora got taller than him in Kingdom Hearts II, he still takes up this role, and he's definitely the tallest out of himself, Donald, and Mickey.
  • Bound and Gagged: In Port Royal, Goofy finds himself tied up alongside his allies. Unlike most examples, they don't get gagged at all.
  • But Now I Must Go: An unspoken agreement in the first game. Due to the "no meddling" rule, Donald and Goofy will have to leave Sora forever at one point. Subverted in Kingdom Hearts II, where they are far too attached to Sora to leave him.
  • Character Development: While Goofy is more level-headed than Donald and got on with Sora better, he, like Donald, leaves Sora when his orders technically dictate it, and eventually defies said orders to help Sora. At the end of the first game, he sadly allows Sora to return to his home world, never to see him again (though events dictate otherwise). In Kingdom Hearts II, however, both he and Donald are categorically unwilling to leave Sora, implicitly defying King and country.
  • Combat Tropes
  • Meteor Move: If Sora volleys the enemy up again Goofy will spike the enemy back to the ground.
  • Spin Attack: His Tornado skill.
  • Use Your Head: An amusing sleight in Re:COM has Sora and Donald use him as a battering ram.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Him and Donald in Timeless River.
    Donald (seeing Past!Mickey): "The King!"
    Goofy: "Gee, he looks kinda different somehow."
    • Also the fact that they fail to realize earlier that they are in their own freaking old cartoons' universe!
      Donald (seeing himself in monochrome form): "This is kinda like... um-uhh..."
      Goofy: "Deja vu?"
      Donald: "Yeah, that's it!"
    • Another is in Olympus Coliseum:
      Phil: "Two words: You! Ain't! Heroes!"
      Sora: "You're wrong!"
      Goofy: "Yeah, he said three words."
      Sora: "No! That's not what I mean!"
      • This is repeated later in this same world, after Hades is defeated:
        Sora: "The games are canceled? How come?"
        Phil: "Three words: everyone's pooped!"
        Goofy: "Wait a minute, that was only two—"
        Sora: "You gotta be kidding!"
  • Conjoined Eyes: Like his fellow cartoon animals.
  • Death Glare: Gives one to Larxene after preventing her from finishing off Sora alongside Donald.
  • Disney Death: In the second game.
  • Dogface: He's a humanoid dog.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: He's usually seen as dimwitted, but has plenty of these moments throughout the games.
  • Electric Torture: Happens to Goofy, twice, in Kingdom Hearts II; first in Space Paranoids, and later in Olympus Coliseum.
  • Frankenstein's Monster: Goofy is a parody of this in Halloween Town
  • Genius Ditz: He's actually probably the most level-headed and logically-thinking of the three.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: It's quite easy to forget they're even there.
  • Honor Before Reason: Same as Donald.
  • Idiot Hero: Simpleminded Wisdom aside, Goofy isn't very bright.
    • Played straight during his Musketeer years
  • Invincible Minor Minion: Like Donald, will Auto-Revive automatically a minute or two after his HP are knocked down to zero.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Boku".
  • The Klutz: Goofy is extremely clumsy.
  • Lovable Coward: Goofy holds shards of this, but not as much as Donald.
  • Mondegreen: Some of his battle quotes are hard to understand.
  • Never My Fault: When the party return to Space Paranoids with the password to the DTD, Sark captures the trio and put them on the Game Grid. Since Goofy walked up to a terminal wondering where Tron was at the moment of capture, Sora and Donald thought that Goofy was responsible and scold him just as they both get taken away. When Goofy rejoins them...
    Goofy: I didn't touch nothin'.
    • Though it's unknown whether the capture was truly Goofy's fault, as he never seems to touch the terminal during the cutscene, implying that he could be telling the truth.
  • Nice Guy: Is a fairly decent guy.
  • Only One Name: Unless you count "Captain" as part of his name.
  • Out of Focus: A major character in KH, COM, and KH2, but much less consequential in every game since, though Kingdom Hearts III seems to reverse the trend. 3D even lampshades it.
    Goofy: Do you think we'll ever get to do something important?
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Donald's red, with Sora in-between.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Zigzagged. When he ends up Taking the Bullet (see below) in Kingdom Hearts II, everyone on the heroic side suddenly takes the conflict at hand much more seriously. However, he's revealed to have simply been suffering from a Disney Death a short time later. Nevertheless, although he did not truly die, the seriousness of the conflict remains higher for the remainder of the game, as well as later releases (both in terms of chronology and retail release).
  • Side Kick: To both Sora and Donald.
  • Simpleminded Wisdom: Goof
  • Smart Ball: Has occasional moments of wisdom.
  • Taking the Bullet: In Kingdom Hearts II, he throws King Mickey out of the way as a boulder thrown during the battle for Radiant Garden nearly hits him, colliding with Goofy's head and knocking him unconscious for an extended period of time. And when that happens, everyone—characters and players—start to get serious.
  • Technical Pacifist: The reason he fights with a shield. Although he has in the past wielded a Royal Rapier as seen in Country of the Musketeers in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.
  • Undying Loyalty: As of Kingdom Hearts II, he disobeys Mickey's orders to accompany Sora on his last adventure, like Donald. Considering they're all good friends, though, it's unlikely to cause any conflict.
  • Unscaled Merfolk: Goofy becomes a turtle in Atlantica, with the only part that's still the same being his head. He has a similar form in the Pride Lands.
  • Vague Age: Like Donald and Mickey, appears in Birth by Sleep, and has been around since Timeless River. In Dream Drop Distance, it's shown that he was working with Mickey in the Country of the Musketeers, but its not clear if he was accompanying Mickey on his journey between worlds or if he was a native of that world (which is very unlikely).

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