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

[[caption-width-right:177:"I was lonely for so long... I just couldn't bear it anymore. So I called out to your heart and had you come all the way out to this place. You came for me and I'm so... So happy, but... But to your heart I had to..."]]
->''"Roxas! We will meet again. And then we can talk about everything. I may not know it's you, and you may not know it's me. But we will meet again. Someday soon. I promise!"''
-->Voiced by: Iku Nakahara (Japanese), Creator/BrittanySnow[=/=]Creator/MeaghanMartin (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded coded]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]''

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

[[folder:Hayner, Pence, and Olette]]
-->Hayner Voiced By: Kazunori Sasaki (Japanese), Justin Cowden (English)\\
Pence Voiced By: Hayato Taya (Japanese), Sean Marquette (English)\\
Olette Voiced By: Yuka Hirasawa (Japanese), Jessica [=DiCicco=] (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded coded]]''

A trio of kids from Twilight Town. They are all close friends and like to hang out, put off homework, and eat sea-salt ice cream together. [[spoiler:A virtual Hayner, Pence, and Olette serve as Roxas's friends in [=DiZ=]'s simulation of Twilight Town during the opening of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' to keep Roxas occupied while [=DiZ=] manipulates him.]]
* AgentScully: Pence is always looking for a logical explanation to whatever he finds around town. Of course, after he meets Kairi, his ideals become more illogical.
* BigFun: Pence
* {{Expy}}:
** Hayner's [[HotBlooded personality]], antagonism with Seifer, and dress style are all quite similar to a Zell from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''.
** 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.
* GreenEyes: Olette
* HotBlooded: Hayner. He even attempted to take on Axel in a fist fight alongside Pence as backup. Luckily for him Axel was busy.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Sadly, they don't know it, but they are this for Roxas.
* NeutralFemale: Compared to the male Hayner and Pence who at least tried to attack Axel when kidnapping Kairi, Olette does not make any attempt to attack him one bit.
* NonActionGuy: Pence, not to say he doesn't try to help save Kairi when Axel kidnaps her.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Pence and Olette.
* ShipperOnDeck: Olette seems to be quite entranced with Kairi's story about her and Sora. She even calls it "romantic".
* ShoutOut: "Dog Street", the brand on Pence's clothes, is a reference to both ''VideoGame/TheBouncer'' (Creator/SquareEnix's debut UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game) and the [[FunWithAcronyms Disk Original Group]] software team within Square in the mid-80's.
* TheSmartGuy: As shown toward the end of ''Kingdom Hearts II'', Pence is good with computers, being able to help Sora, Donald, and Goofy hack into [=DiZ=]'s computer at the Old Mansion to get the simulation beam up and running.
* ThoseTwoGuys: A bit, even to Sora in the middle stages of ''Kingdom Hearts II''.
%%* ThreeAmigos
%%* TwoGuysAndAGirl

[[folder:[=DiZ=][=/=][[spoiler:Ansem the Wise]]]]
[[caption-width-right:236:"It appears we've come to a standstill. This has gone on long enough. Riku... I think you know what needs to be done."]]
->''"I'm afraid that any world you try to create... Any world of yours... would be an empire of ignorance. That is why you and your creation are destined to fall!"''
-->Voiced by: Genzo Wakayama (Japanese), Creator/ChristopherLee (2005, 2009)[=/=]Creator/CoreyBurton (2008, 2010 onwards)(English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories Chain of Memories]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII II]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2 358/2 Days]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded coded]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]''

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

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

One of the few remaining Keyblade Masters in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', he lives in the Land of Departure as the mentor of Terra, Aqua, and Ventus. Eraqus is a kind and fatherly man, but he vehemently opposes the use of darkness and refuses to accept the idea that it may have a proper place in the world. This places him at odds with Master Xehanort, as they trained together but Xehanort developed some rather different ideas about darkness.

* AllYourPowersCombined: His armor makes use of his students' elements, and changes combat styles depending on who you're fighting it with. Considering the armor's data is based on his fighting style, it's easy to infer that Eraqus himself has the same abilities.
* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: To Yen Sid. [[MeaningfulName Look at his name]].
* BlackAndWhiteMorality[=/=]BlackAndWhiteInsanity: As said by [[UnreliableNarrator Master Xehanort]], he only thinks in absolutes: in his mind, LightIsGood and DarkIsEvil, 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.
* BlowYouAway: One of his attacks as a BonusBoss is a massive tornado.
* BossRemix: The Armor of the Master battle is backed by a more dramatic version of the Land of Departure battle theme.
* BonusBoss: His armor makes a nasty one in ''Final Mix''.
* CainAndAbel: Master Xehanort was like a brother to him growing up. [[spoiler: Guess which one Eraqus ends up being.]]
* CoolKey[[CoolSword blade]]: Master's Defender, which looks like an "[[BroughtToYouByTheLetterS E]]" toward the teeth (likely for "Enix").
* DisneyDeath: Possibly. [[spoiler:Blank Points hints that he may have escaped death by seeking refuge in Terra's heart. [[SequelHook Terra only smirks]].]]
* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: When he [[spoiler:tries to kill Ventus only for Terra to intervene, he orders Terra to get out of his way, and when Terra refuses]]:
-->'''Eraqus''': 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 [[spoiler: Ventus']] fate. [''sheds a SingleTear'']
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Finally averts GenreBlindness and willfully vanishes into Terra, preemptively giving him Eraqus's LightEmUp Heart to later counter Master Xehanort's CastingAShadow one.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: Way moreso than Terra. His armor, which appears in ''BBS Final Mix'', has a very prominent samurai motif.
* FaceHeelTurn: Not quite, though you do have to fight him as [[spoiler: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.]]
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: [[spoiler:Had Eraqus ''succeeded'' in killing Ven, the proto-χ-blade wouldn't have been forged... which, given the [[FlawedPrototype "proto" prefix]] and that Xehanort is working on the real thing in the present day, [[SenselessSacrifice would have amounted to nothing]].]]
* GoodOldWays: He's a traditionalist by nature, shown in his belief in light and rejection of darkness.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has two scars across his face, said scars [[spoiler: having been inflicted by Xehanort]].
* GrayEyes
* HeelRealization: He has a serious [[spoiler:"MyGodWhatHaveIDone" moment after Terra stops him from fighting further, understanding that his dogmatic belief in pure light is what has brought so much pain to his pupils.]]
* LightEmUp[=/=]HolyHandGrenade: Almost of his attacks are of the light element.
* LightIsGood: A vehement believer in this.
* LightIsNotGood: His belief that straying from the light in any capacity is evil is what causes him to [[spoiler:attack Ventus and Terra. Eraqus' dialogue implies that his fanaticism towards light, ironically, made his heart susceptible to darkness.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: It's implied that the one that truly has the distorted view is Master Xehanort, but that Eraqus himself also has an equally distorted view for trusting him; even after Xehanort attacked and scarred him when Eraqus pointed out the severe moral issues in his plans, Eraqus still forgave and trusted him after several years of avoiding each other. Then, during the Mark of Mastery exam, when Xehanort sabotages the balls of light, he dosen't for a second suspect that it was him, despite the fact [[WhatAnIdiot he was sitting right next to him]].
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Which was try to [[spoiler:kill Ven to save the universe.]]
* ItsAllMyFault: He blames himself for [[spoiler:not seeing Terra's fall into the darkness.]]
* KnightTemplar: He hates darkness absolutely and is willing to do whatever it takes to keep darkness from spreading, even if he must [[spoiler:''murder'' Ventus to prevent Master Xehanort from taking the χ-Blade and destroying the World again.]] Master Xehanort claims Eraqus is "blinded by light," and despite being the BigBad, there's some truth to that claim. Considering all other Keyblade Masters acknowledge darkness is a necessary force to keep the universe in balance, Eraqus comes off as a fanatic.
* ManlyTears: Before [[spoiler:his death.]]
* MasterSwordsman: He ''is'' a Keyblade Master, and not a retired one at that.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: And, for the most part, it's pretty much his fault, since he [[spoiler:pushed Terra's BerserkButton without explaining himself.]]
* MercyKill: In hindsight, if he'd [[spoiler:killed Ven, it certainly would've been this.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: After he [[spoiler:fights Terra]], he realizes just how far his KnightTemplar tendencies made him go.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His appearance is quite likely based on ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' creator Hironobu Sakaguchi.
* TheObiWan: Ironic, considering that he is [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]], and filled the same role in the ''Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy''.
* OlderThanHeLooks: He is assumed to be around the same age as both Yen Sid and Xehanort.
* ParentalSubstitute: The reports state that he loves Terra, Ven, and Aqua like his own children; Terra even outright calls him his father.
* PlayingWithFire: Notably his only magical attack not to be light elemental is fire.
* ProperlyParanoid: Xehanort certainly reinforces his negative views about darkness.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Subverted; he [[spoiler:turns out to be more of a KnightTemplar.]]
* ReverseShrapnel: One of his most powerful attacks is surrounding himself with magical light keyblades which spin around him and shoot lasers.
* ScrewDestiny: In the E3 2015 trailer, Young Eraqus flat says that there's nothing saying he can't change the future if he wants to, in response to Young Xehanort's comments concerning how light is destined to expire and darkness prevail. An amused Xehanort says he hopes he's right about it.
* ShieldBash: As his Armor Data, he's fond of using the light shield on his back to trap his target.
* ShootTheDog: He tries to do this when he learns that Xehanort needs [[spoiler:Ven to create the χ-blade.]] Terra catches him in the act and is ''not'' happy.
* SiblingRivalry: It is mentioned in the Xehanort reports that Master Xehanort and Eraqus viewed each other as brothers, which goes a long way towards explaining why it takes so long for anyone to suspect Xehanort is up to no good. Still, it's also mentioned that Xehanort began turning his intellect down darker paths once their master chose Eraqus as his successor instead of Xehanort...
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: His cameo appearance in the ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' trailer has his younger self playing a chess-like game with Xehanort. From the looks of it, he's losing, but chess ''is'' one of those games where [[BackFromTheBrink the number of pieces remaining doesn't always determine the outcome.]]
* StormOfBlades: One of his more brutal desperation attacks is to shoot out a bunch of [[LightEmUp light]] magic Keyblades.
* TakeUpMySword: To Aqua. He [[spoiler:gives the order before she leaves, but she follows it and turns the Land of Departure into Castle Oblivion posthumously using his Keyblade.]]
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His [[BlackAndWhiteMorality extremist]] [[KnightTemplar views]] of LightIsGood and DarkIsEvil caused him to reject Terra as a master, ask Aqua to spy on him out of concern that Terra might become evil from the darkness, which in turn caused Terra to lose trust in him and trust Master Xehanort more, which made it all the easier for Xehanort to manipulate all the events and suceed with his GrandTheftMe of Terra. Very probably a part of Xehanort's schemes since the beginning, as he's the one who convinced Eraqus that Terra wasn't ready to be a master in a letter addressed to him.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He's a good man, but is firmly convinced that LightIsGood and DarkIsEvil no matter what, to the extent that he actually [[spoiler: tries to murder Terra and Ven]].
* WhatIsOneMansLifeInComparison: Kill [[spoiler:Ven]] to prevent the χ-blade from being forged, or risk the destruction of the universe? It's not a pleasant choice.
* WouldHurtAChild: He'll hate it, though.
* YouAreNotReady: What he says to [[AntiHero Terra]], due to his use of [[CastingAShadow darkness]].

->"Radiant Garden shall not fall under the likes of you."
-->Voiced by: Creator/YosukeAkimoto (Japanese), David Dayan Fisher (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]''

Dilan is the complete being of Xaldin. Dilan was one of Ansem's six apprentices who betrayed him by researching the Heartless.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: Surprisingly enough, in ''Birth by Sleep'' Dilan shows no signs of his eventual [[FaceHeelTurn betrayal of his master]] and general douchebaggery. Instead, he is presented as both extremely loyal to his master and genuinely concerned for Ven's well being.
** ''Dream Drop Distance'' implies that none of the apprentices ([[spoiler:save Xehanort and probably Braig]]) willingly gave themselves over to the darkness.
* BackFromTheDead: In ''Dream Drop Distance''. Aeleus even mentions that he and Even aren't stable yet, but they are resting. Considering both Aeleus and Ienzo's newfound return to their better attitudes, it's possible that Dilan will undergo a HeelFaceTurn.
* BigOlEyebrows
* BladeOnAStick: His lance.
* HotBloodedSideburns
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In ''Birth by Sleep''. He's initially dismissive of Ventus, but worries for his safety once the latter runs off to chase after an Unversed.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The North American release of ''KHII'' misinterpreted his real name as Dilin; the PAL release and all subsequent games rectified this.

->"Well, let's say I have a feeling we are destined to cross paths again."
-->Voiced by: Creator/NachiNozawa (Japanese), Creator/DerekStephenPrince (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]''

Even is the complete being of Vexen. He is one of the six apprentices of Ansem the Wise who betrayed him by researching the Heartless and destroying Radiant Garden.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: In ''Birth by Sleep'', Even seems to be genuinely kind and helpful instead of the InsufferableGenius he later becomes after [[FaceHeelTurn betraying his master]].
* BackFromTheDead: In ''Dream Drop Distance''. Aeleus even mentions that he and Dilan aren't stable yet, but they are resting. Considering both Aeleus and Ienzo's newfound return to their better attitudes, it's possible that Even will undergo a HeelFaceTurn.
* DeadpanSnarker
* GreenEyes: Of the crazy, way-too-bright variety.
* InsufferableGenius
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: A relatively proud, friendly and rather decent guy overall.
* MadScientist
* ParentalSubstitute: He was one of those responsible for raising Ienzo.
* SmugSnake

->"The castle is presently closed."
-->Voiced by: Creator/FumihikoTachiki (Japanese), Dave Boat (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]''

Aeleus is the complete being of Lexaeus. He was one of Ansem's treacherous apprentices.
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: ''Birth by Sleep'' shows Aeleus to have been a loyal and honorable man, before his [[FaceHeelTurn betrayal of Ansem the Wise]].
* BackFromTheDead: Revived in ''Dream Drop Distance'' and has undergone a HeelFaceTurn.
* ElementalHair
* GeniusBruiser
* HeelFaceTurn
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Ienzo.
* LanternJawOfJustice: That chin of his could cut through ''diamonds''.
* PersonalityPowers: Wields earth and is stalwart and quiet.
* TheQuietOne
* SatelliteCharacter
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The North American release of ''KHII'' misinterpreted his real name as Eleus; the PAL release and all subsequent games rectified this.

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

-->Voiced by: Creator/AkiraIshida (Japanese), Vincent Corazza (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]''

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

* AdaptationDyeJob: His hair is much darker in the manga.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Or at least, when he was Ienzo. Look at [[http://kingdomhearts.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ienzo.png him;]] he's ''shorter'' than ''Ven''.
* BackFromTheDead: Revived in ''Dream Drop Distance'' and has undergone a HeelFaceTurn.
* CorruptionByAMinor: Ienzo is the one that convinced Ansem the Wise to build the secret lab where they could experiment on people's hearts.
* CreepyChild: Ienzo's role in ''Birth by Sleep'' seems to be staring... and staring... and staring some more. Now stop and think about it the fact he was still a child when he became a Nobody.
** EnfantTerrible: He was the one who convinced Ansem to start experimentation with the powers of darkness which escalated into forcing people to turn into Heartless.
* DeceptiveDisciple
** Either that or APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil, as it is not clear as to whether or not Ienzo was evil to begin with, or corrupted over time.
* FaceHeelTurn: In his backstory, giving Ansem the Wise the idea for the experimentation on the heart.
** HeelFaceTurn: Since his return.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Aeleus.
* OccultBlueEyes
* ParentalAbandonment: Ienzo became Ansem's ward after the death of his parents.
* PeekABangs: But he's ''[[MisaimedFandom not bloody]] {{emo}}''.
* TheQuietOne: As a child he didn't say a word.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Not ''the'' shortest, but definitely among their ranks. Then he again, he ''is'' one of the younger members...
* TeenGenius
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Experimenting on the darkness in people's hearts? Check. Creating Heartless? Check. Helping destroy his home by accident? CHECK.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: He only gets a couple of scenes in ''Birth by Sleep'', but this is the general impression.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Hard to believe he's only a few years older than the protagonists.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Steel-Blue Hair

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

-->Voiced by: Ginpei Sato (Japanese), Creator/KirkThornton (English)
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]] | [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]''

Isa is the complete being of Sa´x. Isa, is best friends with Lea.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler: It's unknown when it happened, or how ''aware'' of it he was, but he became a vessel for Xehanort with his SupernaturalGoldEyes being a sign of possession. It sadly explains his inability to understand good, his [[{{Jerkass}} cruelty towards others]], and [[UsedToBeASweetKid why he seemed so ''different'' as a kid]].]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Mainly in ''Birth by Sleep'' as Isa when he's interacting with Lea.
* GenderBlenderName: His name is Isa.
* GreenEyes: When he was human. [[spoiler:This change is very important.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Before losing his heart. He enjoys making sarcastic quips at Lea, but it's clear that Isa was a relatively sweet person before he became Sa´x.
* PerpetualFrowner: He rarely changes his expression.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Lea's red.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The umlaut doesn't appear in any Japanese media.
* TheStoic
* VitriolicBestBuds: The general impression that we get from his appearance in ''Birth By Sleep'' is that he and Lea were this before they became nobodies. The two enjoy [[DeadpanSnarker making quips]] at one another's expense, but it's clear that they were close.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: "Used to" being the operative words. [[spoiler:In ''Dream Drop Distance'', we learn why.]]
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Isa and Lea are close friends but slowly grew apart after they lost their hearts.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[folder:The Foretellers]]
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX Kingdom Hearts X(chi)]]'' | ''Kingdom Hearts X(chi) Back Cover''

Five powerful and mysterious Keyblade Masters from the time of the Keyblade War, each founding a Union to collect Lux.
* AnimalMotifs: Snakes for Anguis, foxes for Vulpeus, unicorns for Unicornis, bears for Ursus, and leopards for Leopardis.
* BigBadFriend: They all know that one of their number is a traitor.
* BigDamnHeroes: The Foreteller of the Union the player chooses first appears to save the player from a Darkside.
* CoolMask: Each Foreteller wears one themed after their Union's mascot animal.
* FlingALightIntoTheFuture: The Foretellers' goal in creating the Unions and recruiting Keyblade wielders is to attempt to stave off or avert the prophecy that dark will prevail and light expire.
** More immediately, Ava (the Vulpeus Foreteller) is gathering Keyblade wielders without strong attachments to the Unions in order to prepare for some unknown imminent threat.
* InTheHood: Each Foreteller wears a hooded, embroidered cloak.
* NoNameGiven: They're known simply as the Foretellers. Later on, though, the Vulpeus Foreteller is revealed to be named Ava.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Ava [[spoiler:''challenges the player to battle'' when she gets the notion that they think she might be hiding something]]. Of course, it turns out to only be a test, and she doesn't really think [[spoiler:the player is accusing her]].
* SixthRanger: There was a sixth apprentice to the Foreteller's master, but nothing is known about him.

-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX Kingdom Hearts X(chi)]]''

Cat-like creatures that serves as companions to players, working with the Keyblade wielders to help drive back the darkness.
* CantLiveWithoutYou: Chirithy will disappear if the Keyblade wielder they're bound to disappears or falls to darkness.
* CatsAreMagic
* DreamWeaver: Can influence the dreams of Keyblade wielders. [[spoiler:They ''are'' Dream Eaters, after all.]]
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* SigilSpam: [[spoiler:They have Spirit Dream Eater emblems on their backs.]]

->"Great! From today on, we're friends beyond Unions."
-->'''Appearances''': ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX Kingdom Hearts X(chi)]]''

A fellow Keyblade wielder from a rival Union. Along with the player he wishes to find the truth behind collecting Lux.
* AmbiguousSituation: He disappears into Daybreak Town's castle during the night while apologizing to the Player.
* BigDamnHeroes: You meet him by saving him from an Invisible.
%%* BlueEyes
* FlowerMotifs: Dandelions. (...Well, ''weed'' motif if you want to be technical.)
* MakesUsEven: He returns the favor for saving him by rescuing the player from a Heartless.

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

[[folder: The Master of Masters]]
-->'''Appearances''': ''Kingdom Hearts X(chi) Back Cover''

The enigmatic master of the Foretellers. It is said that he has an eye that allows him to see what lies in the future.
* TheGhost: He has not appeared in person as of yet and has only been referred to in a trailer.
* BigGood: Appears to be this for ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX Kingdom Hearts X(chi)]]'', and may even be this for the entire series.
* MagicEye: He is said to have an eye that is able to see into the future.
* TomesOfProphecyAndFate: Using his precognitive powers he created the Book of Prophecies and gave a copy to five of his six followers, the Foretellers.