Characters: Kingdom Hearts: Supporting Originals
This is a listing of the Original Generation characters in the supporting cast that appear in the Kingdom Hearts series. Visit here for the main characters index.
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"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), Brittany Snow
/Meaghan Jette Martin (English)
A witch with the power to alter memories, which was exploited by Organization XIII to manipulate Sora. She is also Kairi's Nobody, born when Kairi's heart was freed from Sora's after he turned into a Heartless.
- The Atoner: After screwing up Sora's memories under the orders of Organization XIII, she spends an entire year setting them back together.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: Sora's party were the first people ever to be nice to her, even despite everything she'd done to them, which is why she spends the next year straight working on their behalf. It goes to the extent that, despite being at Marluxia's mercy, she openly defies him and refuses to hurt Sora anymore.
- Beware the Nice Ones: When the Riku Replica is about to kill Sora she shatters his memories completely leaving him comatose. Her reaction afterward showed it may have been accidental, though.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The Blonde to Xion's Brunette and Kairi's Redhead.
- The Cameo: Appears for a moment in Dream Drop Distance in 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 Xion, and she runs off.
- Cute Witch: Larxene even explicitly calls her as such.
- Damsel in Distress: 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.
- Demoted to Extra: 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.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: In Chain of Memories. She's a teenager who is being held as hostage by a bunch of adults, mostly male, but then we see that the Smurfette Principle 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 Ellone?
- Extreme Doormat: Through most of Chain of Memories and 358/2 Days. But definitely not in Kingdom Hearts II.
- Fake Memories: What her powers revolve around.
- Girl in the Tower: In Chain of Memories.
- Girly Run: Bonus points for Holding Hands with Kairi at the same time.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
- High Heel-Face Turn: Not that she was ever evil, though.
- The Ingenue
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Japanese Pronouns: "Watashi"
- Leitmotif: "NaminÚ".
- Limited Wardrobe: Although she's not the only character who play this trope in the games (as many Disney characters are also this), Namine is more noticeable for still wearing the very same sundress in Kingdom Hearts II. Inevitably as she gets taller, even if it's not really played for Fanservice, the sundress no longer covers her knees and is now exposing her legs.
- Manipulative Witch: What Larxene calls her. Although this is technically true, Larxene's position in the plot toward NaminÚ makes the call a case of Hypocritical Humor.
- Miss Exposition: Her main role post Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II, particularly in coded.
- Mysterious Waif: In Chain of Memories.
- Nice Girl: She's even meek and soft-spoken to someone like Larxene!
- Original Generation
- Remember The New Girl: In-Universe, invoked by the Organization XIII in order to attempt to manipulate Sora in Castle Oblivion.
- Rewriting Reality: Uses drawing to manipulate memories.
- She's Got Legs: In KH II.
- She's All Grown Up: In Kingdom Hearts II, she looks notably taller and more well-endowed. Her dress' skirt is shorter, too.
- Shrinking Violet: For the most part in Chain of Memories, until she gains some confidence at the end.
- Also this in 358/2 Days, but grows out of it by Kingdom Hearts II.
- Split Personality Merge: 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).
- 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.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Kairi in all senses in Chain of Memories, but Sora doesn't catch on until she sets him straight about it.
- Theme Naming: Her part in the "girls related to Kairi" group is nami for wave.
- Thinking Up Portals: Can manifest Corridors of Darkness. Notably, she can do so even after she has merged with Kairi.
- Took a Level in Badass: She gains a lot more confidence in Kingdom Hearts II, evaded capture from the Organization, and 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 stands up to Larxene and Marluxia, and manages to almost pull a one hit kill Riku Replica accidentally. For some reason, this power is never mentioned again.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting/Master of Illusion: 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.
- Woman in White: Constantly wears a white dress.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: At the end of Roxas' prologue in II, DiZ outright says that with Sora completely restored, he has no further use for NaminÚ, and orders Riku to kill her. Of course, Riku is already disgusted with DiZ for using Sora in an effort to get revenge on Organization XIII, and instead lets her go.
- Younger Than They Look: She's physically a teenager, but technically, by the time of II, she's at most one year old.
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. A virtual Hayner, Pence, and Olette serve as Roxas's friends in DiZ's simulation of Twilight Town during the opening of Kingdom Hearts II to keep Roxas occupied while DiZ manipulates him.
- Agent Scully: 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.
- Big Fun: Pence
- Hayner's personality, antagonism with Seifer, and dress style are all quite similar to a Zell from Final Fantasy VIII. 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 Biggs and Wedge of Kingdom Hearts (meaning Olette would be Jessie).
- Green Eyes: Olette
- Hot-Blooded: Hayner. He even attempted to take on Axel in a fist fight alongside Pence as backup. Luckily for him Axel was busy.
- Japanese Pronouns: "Ore" for Hayner, "Boku" for Pence, and "Watashi" for Olette.
- Living Emotional Crutch: Sadly, they don't know it, but they are this for Roxas.
- Mythology Gag/Shout-Out: "Dog Street", the brand on Pence's clothes, is a reference to both The Bouncer (Square's debut PS2 game) and the Disk Original Group software team within Square in the mid-80's.
- Neutral Female: Olette.
- Non-Action Guy: Pence, not to say he doesn't try to help save Kairi when Axel kidnaps her.
- Platonic Life Partners: Pence and Olette.
- Shipper on Deck: Olette seems to be quite entranced with Kairi's story about her and Sora. She even calls it "romantic".
- The Smart Guy: 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.
- Those Two Guys: A bit, even to Sora in the middle stages of Kingdom Hearts II.
- íThree Amigos!
- Two Guys and a Girl
DiZ/Ansem the Wise
"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!"
An enigmatic figure who aids Riku and NaminÚ. Working against the Organization, he is willing to use rather questionable means to meet his goals. 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.
"Why do all my attempts to reach you fail? If you don't have it in your heart to obey... then you'll have to share Ventus' fate."
"Fear leads to obsession with power, and obsession beckons the darkness."
One of the few remaining Keyblade Masters in Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
, he lives in the Land of Departure as the teacher and father figure of Terra, Aqua, and Ventus. He is killed by Xehanort as part of the latter's plan to shroud the world in darkness
- Actor Allusion: Eraqus's Knight Templar 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.
- All Your Powers Combined: 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.
- Alternate Company Equivalent: To Yen Sid. Look at his name.
- Black and White Morality/Black and White Insanity: As said by Master Xehanort, he only thinks in absolutes: in his mind, Light Is Good and Dark Is Evil, no exceptions. 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.
- Boss Remix: The Armor of the Master battle is backed by a more dramatic version of the Land of Departure battle theme.
- Bonus Boss: His armor makes a nasty one in the Final Mix.
- Cain and Abel: Master Xehanort was like a brother to him growing up. Guess which one Eraqus ends up being.
- Combat Tropes:
- Disney Death: Possibly. Blank Points hints that he may have escaped death by seeking refuge in Terra's heart. Terra only smirks.
- Don't Make Me Destroy You: When he tries to kill Ventus only for Terra to intervene, he orders Terra to get out of his way, and when Terra refuses:
: Why do all my attempts to reach you fail
? If you don't have it in your heart to obey... then you will have to share Ventus'
fate. [sheds a Single Tear
- Everything's Better with Samurai: Way moreso than Terra. His armor, which appears in BBS Final Mix, has a very prominent samurai motif.
- Face-Heel Turn: 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.
- Good Old Ways
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has two scars across his face, said scars having been inflicted by Xehanort.
- Gray Eyes
- Heel Realization: He has a serious "My God, What Have I Done?" 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.
- Light Is Good: A vehement believer in this.
- Light Is Not Good: His belief that straying from the light in any capacity is evil is what causes him to attack Ventus and Terra.
- Knight Templar: He hates any use of darkness whatsoever, and counts the use of it as a clear sign that whoever is using it is not ready to be a Keyblade Master. He is also willing to do whatever it takes to keep darkness from spreading such as the attempted murder of Ventus to prevent Master Xehanort from taking the X-Blade and destroying the World again. According to Master Xehanort, he is "blinded by light", which, despite who he is, isn't necessarily wrong. Contrast him with other Keyblade Masters, who each accept some degree of darkness in Keyblade wielders, whether for good or ill, and he seems extremely fanatical, regardless of whether he's right or not.
- Horrible Judge of Character: 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 he was sitting right next to him.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Which was try to kill Ven to save the universe.
- It's All My Fault: He blames himself for not seeing Terra's fall into the darkness.
- Japanese Pronouns: "Watashi"
- Knight Templar: His black-and-white view that Light Is Good and Dark Is Evil no matter what.
- Manly Tears: Before his death.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: And, for the most part, it's pretty much his fault, since he pushed Terra's Berserk Button without explaining himself.
- Mercy Kill: In hindsight, if he'd killed Ven, it certainly would've been this.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His appearance is quite likely based on Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi.
- Old Master/The Obi-Wan: Ironic, considering that he is Luke Skywalker, and filled the same role in the Jedi Academy Trilogy.
- Older Than He Looks: He is assumed to be around the same age as both Yen Sid and Xehanort.
- Parental Substitute: The reports state that he loves Terra, Ven, and Aqua like his own children; Terra even outright calls him his father.
- Properly Paranoid: Xehanort certainly reinforces his negative views about darkness.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Subverted; he turns out to be more of a Knight Templar.
- Retired Badass
- Shoot the Dog: He tries to do this when he learns that Xehanort needs Ven to create the χ-blade. Terra catches him in the act and is not happy.
- Sibling Rivalry: 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...
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His extremist views of Light Is Good and Dark Is Evil 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 Grand Theft Me 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 addressed to him.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's a good man, but is firmly convinced that Light Is Good and Dark Is Evil no matter what, to the extent that he actually tries to murder Terra and Ven.
- What Is One Man's Life in Comparison?: Kill Ven to prevent the χ-blade from being forged, or risk the destruction of the universe? It's not a pleasant choice.
- Would Hurt a Child: He'll hate it, though.
- You Are Not Ready: What he says to Terra, due to his use of darkness.
"Radiant Garden shall not fall under the likes of you."
Dilan is the complete being of Xaldin. Dilan was one of Ansem's six apprentices who betrayed him by researching the Heartless.
- 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
- Blade on a Stick: His lance.
- 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 Ven's well being.
- Dream Drop Distance implies that none of the apprentices (save Xehanort and probably Braig) willingly gave themselves over to the darkness.
- Hot-Blooded Sideburns
- Japanese Pronouns: "Ore."
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: 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.
- 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.
"Well, let's say I have a feeling we are destined to cross paths again."
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.
"The castle is presently closed."
Aeleus is the complete being of Lexaeus. He was one of Ansem's treacherous apprentices.
Click here to see Young Ienzo:
Voiced by: Akira Ishida
(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.
"I know I won't forget you. Believe me, I try all the time."
Isa is the complete being of Sa´x. Isa, is best friends with Lea.
Dream Eaters (Spirits)