Characters / Kingdom Hearts: Supporting Square Enix

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Due to the lengthy periods of time passing between releases and many plot twists now being Late Arrival Spoilers, numerous spoilers, including many major ones, will be unmarked to prevent pages being dominated by large chunks of white space for decade-old spoilers. If you have not played a game in the series that was released before 2010, read at your own risk!

This is a listing of the supporting cast originating from Final Fantasy and other Square Enix titles that appear in the Kingdom Hearts series.

For the Final Fantasy characters, the same characterization tropes generally apply as in their original games.
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Hollow Bastion residents

    Leon (Squall Leonhart) 
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"We may never meet again, but we'll never forget each other."
Voiced by: Hideo Ishikawa (Japanese), David Boreanaz (I, English), Doug Erholtz (II, English)
Origin: Final Fantasy VIII
Appearances: I | Chain of Memories | II | Re:coded

A resident of Radiant Garden, he changed his name to Leon after its destruction. He leads the Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee in an effort to return his home to its former glory, if not something better.
  • Age Lift: Depicted here in his mid-twenties, rather than the teenager he was in his original game.
  • Animal Motifs: His lion motif is as omnipresent as ever; in addition to his name and his clothes, he provides Sora with the Simba summonstone and the Lionheart and Sleeping Lion keychains.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Fights alongside Cloud during the Heartless invasion of Hollow Bastion.
  • Big Brother Mentor: For Sora.
  • Bonus Boss: He can be fought in some Olympus Coliseum matches in I and II.
  • Character Development: He's quite gruff and taciturn in the first Kingdom Hearts game, but notably more relaxed in the second. Getting back to Radiant Garden presumably helped. This reflects his Character Development in Final Fantasy VIII.
  • Cool Sword: The gunblade.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The first battle with him is fairly difficult to win for most new players, though victory is optional.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He starts off cold and impersonal, but gradually reveals his good side.
  • Fireballs: His main ranged attack is firing these from his gunblade. They can be bounced back at him.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: The kind that stick for all of time.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Fights alongside Sora temporarily in the second game.
  • Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: When Sora fights him during their first encounter in Traverse Town, either Leon wins and Sora passes out, or Sora wins... and passes out from the effort while Leon stands back up.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: If Squall loses in his first battle with Sora, he'll claim it's because he was going easy on Sora. Given his performance when he actually goes all out in later battles, he was telling the truth.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He fights with his famous Gunblade.
  • Laser Blade: His Gunblade can turn into one. It's an 'effin big one too, a Shout-Out to his Blasting Zone Limit Break. It's also the inspiration for the Bladecharge command style.
  • The Leader: Of the Restoration Committee.
  • Mr. Fanservice: May in fact be sexier than his VIII self, depending on the viewer. Must be the belts. And the extra seven or eight years. And the new name. And the longer hair.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • His Laser Blade is a reference to his Blasting Zone Limit Break, and he also has normal attacks reminiscent of Fated Circle and Rough Divide.
    • Leon being from Radiant Garden may be a reference to Squall being from Balamb Garden in Final Fantasy VIII.
    • Both of his character designs include a stylized pair of red wings on the back of his jacket, a visual reference to the white angel wings on the back of Rinoa's jacket in FFVIII. In addition, the red Griever insignia (a lion-headed cross) on the sleeve of his jacket may be a callout to the red cross on Seifer's FFVIII Badass Longcoat.
    • The name Leon is a reference to a character from Final Fantasy II
  • Open Ended Boss Battle: His first appearance. Sora faints from exhaustion if he wins the battle and from getting pummeled if he loses.
  • Pet the Dog: In the first Kingdom Hearts, he expresses concern over the lost Dalmatian puppies (literal dogs), and later rescues Geppetto and Pinocchio from Monstro (Sora and crew forgot, oops) and got them a house when they arrive in Traverse Town.
  • Playing with Fire: His only long-range attack (unless you count the Laser Blade) is a fire spell. He shoots it at you as if the gunblade was an actual gun. May be a reference to the fact that Ifrit is one of his first Guardian Forces in his original game.
  • Pretty in Mink: His appearance in II restores the trademark fur collar.
  • Running Gag:
    • Aerith constantly offers him her homemade beverages, and he constantly refuses, aware of its flaws.
    • One in Kingdom Hearts between him and Yuffie was her continuously calling him by his first name, "Squall".
  • That Man Is Dead: Refuses to call himself by his real name of Squall because of his guilt over what happened to Hollow Bastion. Yuffie slips in the first game, causing him to remind her that Squall is no more.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: In the first game it's clear that he suffers from the memories of Hollow Bastion's destruction at the hands of the Heartless. In the second game, he's lightened up while helping to rebuild it (see Character Development above).
  • The Stoic: True to form, he's not one for regular shows of emotion.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: Acts gruff and stern but is really a good and caring guy deep down.
  • Supporting Leader: He is the leader of the Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Definitely fits thanks to the age-up.
  • Team Dad: The leader of the Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee and the Final Fantasy characters that live there.
  • Too Many Belts: He wears them on his arms!
  • Turns Red: If he fails to defeat you with his normal gunblade, he'll turn it into the Lion Heart, which increases his range and strength.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: In the first game.

    Cloud Strife 
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"Looking for your light? Don't lose sight of it."
Click here  to see Cloud in Kingdom Hearts II
"I'm looking for someone. Hades promised to help. I tried to exploit the power of darkness, but it backfired. I fell into darkness, and couldn't find the light."
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese), Steve Burton (English)
Origin: Final Fantasy VII
Appearances: I | Chain of Memories | II | coded | X(chi)

A brooding swordsman who is busy trying to work out his dark past. He first appears as a hired thug for Hades as part of one of his many attempts on Hercules's life, but joins the rest of the Hollow Bastion gang by the end of the first game.

    Aerith Gainsborough 
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"No matter how far away we are, our hearts will bring us together again."
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese), Mandy Moore (I, English), Mena Suvari (II, English)
Origin: Final Fantasy VII
Appearances: I | Chain of Memories | II

A resident of Radiant Garden prior to its destruction, she ends up in Traverse Town instead. In Kingdom Hearts II, she (like most of Traverse Town's residents) moves back to Hollow Bastion and assists in its rebuilding.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: She's one of these in the manga adaptations.
  • Demoted to Extra: She and Cid don't take part in fights, despite them being playable characters in FFVII.
  • Glamour Failure: In Chain of Memories, she's the only one who seems to be aware that she and the others are constructs of Sora's memory.
  • The Heart: Of the Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee.
  • Lethal Chef: In the manga adaptations. She makes her own homemade beverages and refreshments, but always adds the wrong ingredients.
  • The Medic: Heals Yuffie during the Heartless invasion, and teaches Sora the highest level of Cure in the first game.
  • Ojou Ringlets: Has them as a design holdover, fitting her leadership with Squall.
  • Ship Tease: With Cloud, like in the original game.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In Final Fantasy VII, she dies by the end of Disc 1. In Kingdom Hearts, she's fine and dandy.
  • Team Mom: Leon's second in the Restoration Committee, apparently in charge of healing them in combat when they fight.

    Tifa Lockhart 
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"Cloud, you can have my light."
Voiced by: Ayumi Ito (Japanese), Rachael Leigh Cook (English)
Origin: Final Fantasy VII
Appearances: II

A young woman who constantly searches for Cloud. Word of God has evoked the possibility of her being the materialization of Cloud's light, just like Sephiroth would be the materialization of his darkness.

    Yuffie 
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"Kairi? Who are you talking about? I'm the great ninja Yuffie!"
"I see you all are still in top form!"
Voiced by: Yumi Kakazu (Japanese), Christy Carlson Romano (I, English), Mae Whitman (II, English)
Origin: Final Fantasy VII
Appearances: I | Chain of Memories | II | Re:coded

A former resident of Radiant Garden who appears in Traverse Town. She is closely in league with Leon.

    Cid Highwind 
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"Don't call me gramps!"
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Yamaji (Japanese), Chris Edgerly (English)
Origin: Final Fantasy VII
Appearances: I | Chain of Memories | II | coded

The owner of the Traverse Town accessory shop and a Gummi Ship expert. He saved Leon and the others during the destruction of Radiant Garden. He returns to Hollow Bastion with his fellow Final Fantasy characters in Kingdom Hearts II, and is responsible for the Claymore security system.
  • Ace Pilot: He claims to be a master Gummi Ship pilot and mechanic.
  • Bowdlerization: His ever-present cigarette from VII is replaced with a stick here.
  • Demoted to Extra: Cid and Aerith don't take part in fights, despite them being playable characters in FFVII.
  • The Engineer: Installs upgrades to the Gummi Ship in the first game and designed the Hollow Bastion defense system in Kingdom Hearts II.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: He keeps his flight goggles despite having no reason to ever don them.
  • Grumpy Old Man: The oldest member of the Final Fantasy cast and rather crusty, too.
  • Magic Versus Science: He has a semi-friendly rivalry with Merlin over this (their personalities don't help). They're forced to work together when the MCP takes over the network.
  • Non-Action Guy: He never does any fighting.
  • Team Dad: He saved the crew when Radiant Garden fell when they where children.
  • The Engineer/The Smart Guy: He's an expert in Gummi ships and knows his way around computers to boot - he's the guy who sets up the security system for the town in KHII.
  • Oral Fixation: A toothpick to replace his cigarettes.

    Sephiroth 

    Yuna, Rikku, and Paine 
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Yuna voiced by: Mayuko Aoki (Japanese), Hedy Burress (English)
Rikku voiced by: Marika Matsumoto (Japanese), Tara Strong (English)
Paine voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (Japanese), Gwendoline Yeo (English)
Origin: Final Fantasy X (Yuna and Rikku), Final Fantasy X-2 (Paine)
Appearances: II

Also known as "the Gullwings", they are a trio friendly neighborhood something-or-others. They are originally sent by Maleficent to spy on the heroes, but later switch sides.

Twilight Town residents

    Seifer Almasy 
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"That was undeniable proof that we totally owned you lamers!"
"I don't feel like cooperating with destiny."
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Will Friedle (English)
Origin: Final Fantasy VIII
Appearances: II

Head of the so-called Twilight Town Disciplinary Committee. He is really just a bully who likes to pick on Hayner, Pence, and Olette.

    Fuu and Rai 
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Voiced by:
Fuu: Rio Natsuki (Japanese), Jillian Bowen (English)
Rai: Kazuya Nakai (Japanese), Brandon Adams (English)
Origin: Final Fantasy VIII
Appearances: II

Seifer's henchmen and members of the Disciplinary Committee.

    Setzer Gabbiani 
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"Whatever you think is right, you're wrong. And that is a big mistake."
"My life is a chip in your pile. Time to ante up."
Voiced by: Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese), Crispin Freeman (English)
Origin: Final Fantasy VI
Appearances: II

An inhabitant of Twilight Town, he's the Struggle champion in the digital town but is just another competitor in the real world.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: He is more handsome than the original game and has not scars.
  • Badass Cape/Badass Longcoat: Square-Enix combines two of their favorite costume tropes at last. Setzer wears his trademark coat around his neck with his arms out of the sleeves, treating it more like a cape.
  • Bragging Rights Reward: The Champion Belt you win for beating him gives 20% resistance to Fire/Ice/Lightning, but you won't be encountering enemies that use those attacks for some time. It's actually better to lose to him and get the Medal, which gives a minor attack boost so it'll be useful immediately.
  • Character Exaggeration: His showy-ness and arrogance is played up big time. Then again, the only time we actually see him is in the computer simulation made by DiZ, so much like Seifer, the real one might not be quite like that.
  • Coat Cape: Setzer wears his trademark coat around his neck with his arms out of the sleeves, treating it more like a cape.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Is rather vain and boastful and maintains poise even in the heat of battle.
  • Graceful Loser: If he loses against Roxas in the Struggle tournament, he'll point to Roxas congratulating his victory.
  • Miles Gloriosus: For all his boasting and showing off, Setzer is a very poor Struggle fighter. He attacks slowly, he doesn't defend well, and he takes the time to pose at the start of the fight giving the player ample opportunity to make the first move. Further he has the lowest health of all the fighters, so he can easily be knocked out and rendered defenseless for a fair bit of time.
  • Hair Flip: When entering a battle.
  • Spin Attack: Will perform one as one of his most powerful attacks.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Though more of a jerk than outright villainous.

    Vivi 
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Voiced by: Ikue Otani (Japanese), Melissa Disney (English)
Origin: Final Fantasy IX
Appearances: II

A young resident of Twilight Town who admires Seifer and strives to be like him. His "simulation" version is one of the first hints that there is something wrong in Roxas's Twilight Town, as he gains an uncharacteristic spike in both confidence and skill during the Struggle tournament.

Other Final Fantasy characters

    Moogles 
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Little fairy-type creatures that can be found in at least one place in every world to sell and/or synthesize items for the main character.

They are based off of the race of the same name found in most Final Fantasy titles, though their design is original to the Kingdom Hearts games.
  • Black Cloak: Not even Moogles are safe from this in the series. The one in Days who stays with Organization XIII has one.
  • Call-Back: The Days Moogle makes a reference to one of Xemnas's first lines. See No Name Given below.
  • The Cameo: In regards to the Final Fantasy series more so than any other FF cameo by virtue of every single game containing a Moogle, even when there are different, only one, or no non-KH characters owned by Square-Enix.
  • Hologram: Aside from in the KH-original worlds, all the Moogle shops are done via hologram.
  • Honest John's Dealership: To an extent in the Days Manga, The moogle that runs the shop sells expired potions for cheap to Roxas and Xion.
  • Mythology Gag: Most Moogles are named after Moogles that have been named in the Final Fantasy series.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: An uncommon villainous example in days who supports members of Organization XIII with equipment for the field.
  • No Name Given: The Days Moogle. All of the others, at least in Kingdom Hearts II, have names.
    "My name is of no importance, kupo."
  • Original Generation: The Days Moogle is original, unless it's secretly one of the other Moogles. Most, if not all, Moogle merchants are named after Moogles in the Final Fantasy series.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: The one in Days has this for Roxas. He doesn't really care about Xemnas's Kingdom Hearts or anything, just the fact that Roxas was the only one who ever gave him business. That's why he accompanies Roxas out of the Castle That Never Was.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Of course they are Kupo! Gets poked fun at a few times as well, such as moogles mentioning they dislike getting their poms touched.
  • Verbal Tic: They tend to end their sentences with the word "kupo".

    Tidus, Wakka, and Selphie 
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The other trio on Destiny Islands.
Click here to see Selphie as she appears in Kingdom Hearts II 
Voiced by:
Tidus: Masakazu Morita (Japanese), Shaun Fleming (English)
Wakka: Kazuya Nakai (Japanese), Dee Bradley Baker (English)
Selphie: Mayuko Aoki (Japanese), Molly Marlette (English)
Origin: Final Fantasy VIII (Selphie), Final Fantasy X (Tidus and Wakka)
Appearances: I | Chain of Memories | II (Selphie only) | coded

Three kids who live on Destiny Islands. They're friends of Sora, Riku, and Kairi.
  • Cat Smile: You may or may not notice Selphie's.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Tidus, though it's barely noticeable next to his original version.
  • Fighting with Chucks: Selphie (well, a jump rope, but used in the same manner).
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: For all Sora, Riku and Kairi's obsession with each other; they never talk about having shared the island with these three. Especially egregious in Chain Of Memories when Sora's revelation of there being another girl on the island besides Kairi is such a surprise to everyone.
    • Yes, they're restored at the end of KHI, but KHII Kairi has the same "line of sight" memory that forgets that Selphie ever existed after she goes through the Corridor of Darkness.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: Wakka.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Wakka fights by throwing a Blitzball-patterned beach ball, like in X. Selphie uses a jump rope.
  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals: Subverted. An NPC who appears in Agrabah after the keyhole is sealed looks a lot like Wakka, but with different clothes and a shorter hairstyle.
  • Joshikousei: Selphie in II.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Selphie, rather noticeably, in the Japanese version.note 
  • Limit Break: While none of them get ones of their own, Tidus may occasionally try to use Spiral Cut on Sora. As per the trope, it's his hardest-hitting move.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: The other trio of friends that lives on Destiny Islands.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Selphie's the girly girl to Kairi's tomboy. Most evident in the first game, though it's still somewhat easy to spot in the second (Selphie's white-and-pink school bag with a Moogle keychain vs. Kairi's simple brown school bag, for instance).
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Once more.
  • Variable-Length Chain: Selphie's jump-rope.
  • Wolfpack Boss: If you fight them as a team
  • Wooden Katanas Are Even Better: Tidus.

    Zack Fair 
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‎"Hey, how about one date?"
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Rick Gomez (English)
Origin: Final Fantasy VII
Appearances: Birth by Sleep

A hero-in-training who shows up in Olympus Coliseum during Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.
  • Anime Hair: His black spikes aren't near as pointy as Cloud or Sora, but they're still impressive.
  • Casting a Shadow: When Hades curses him he has a lot of pesky Darkness skills.
  • Colony Drop: Meteor Shots is back from Crisis Core and Ehrgeiz.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: As do Heroes in training!
  • Leitmotif: "A Date with Fate", a rather bouncy remake of Crisis Core's main theme.
  • Mythology Gag: Asks Aqua out on a date, much like he asks Aerith in Crisis Core. Also, Zack is frequently seen performing squats, a hobby of his from the aforementioned game. Also, Zack's D-Link emblems are colored orbs, similar to Materia from Final Fantasy VII games.
  • Nice Guy: He treats everyone like a friend, even if he just met them and doesn't even know them.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He's the odd man out compared to the other Final Fantasy characters due to taking on elements of the Hercules artstyle.
  • Spirited Competitor: Even when he loses he's happy to keep going and training.
  • Teleport Spam: His Hero's Pride Limit Break, which is essentially Zack's version of Omnislash with this trope thrown in for good measure.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the game's ending, Zack mysteriously disappears when a single black feather drops near him, said feather noted by Word of God to be that of Sephiroth. Given the series's Anachronic Order, no mention of him is made during the ten-year interim.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Fights Aqua in the Coliseum, though he's not really pleased about hitting her.

    Auron 
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"All my life, I've been protecting others... And now, there's no one left to protect."
"This is my story. And you're not a part of it."
Voiced by: Hideo Ishikawa (Japanese), Matt McKenzie (English)
Origin: Final Fantasy X
Appearances: II

A warrior summoned by Hades to kill Hercules in II, though he refuses to comply. He serves as the Guest-Star Party Member of Olympus Coliseum.

The World Ends with You characters

    Neku Sakuraba 
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‎"Yeah, sounds great. Whatever."
"I'll let you do the sweating."
Voiced by: Kouki Uchiyama (Japanese), Jesse David Corti (English)
Appearances: Dream Drop Distance

The protagonist of Square Enix's title The World Ends with You, A young boy who always has his headphones on, behaving like he rejects everyone. In Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, he appears before Sora in Traverse Town, looking for his partner so that he can survive the deadly Reaper's Game.
  • Aerith and Bob: As a guy with two Japanese names (as opposed to, say, Sora, Kairi or Riku), he certainly stands out. Lampshaded; Sora seems to find his name rather strange.
  • Animal Companion: His Necho Cat during Sora's first visit to Traverse Town.
  • The Atoner: For a little while after leading Sora to Young Xehanort.
  • Collared by Fashion: His shirt has a massive collar that tends to help with obscuring his face and mouth.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The majority of his dialogue, especially when he's still cold towards other people.
  • Emo Teen: Yeah, he's a bit moody.
  • Expy: Of Sora and by extension Sion, luckily his sharper eyes and hair color helps set him apart.
    • Although, as Joshua appears to note off-hand to Riku, his personality is actually somewhat closer to the latter's.
  • Foil: To Sora, questioning his obsession with making friends.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He throws himself at Young Xehanort to protect Sora. However, he lives and shows up later.
  • Living Memory: Alongside every other character from The World Ends with You except Joshua.
  • Punny Name: Neku sounds similar to "neko" (Japanese for "cat"), and he's confirmed to have a cat dream eater.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Sora's red to Neku's blue
  • Shonen Hair: Has spiky orange hair that can obscure his eyes.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Another character with a sleeveless shirt from Square Enix.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: Retains the Reaper's Game numeral on his hand, though its significance isn't given in this series.

    Shiki Misaki 
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‎"You get out much?"
"Aren't you my knight in shining armor?"
Voiced by: Anna Hachimine (Japanese), Heather Hogan (English)
Appearances: Dream Drop Distance

One of the main supporting characters of Square-Enix's title The World Ends with You, She always carries a black stuffed cat wherever she goes. she appears in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Riku saves her from an onslaught of Dream Eaters after she was separated from her partner Neku.

    Yoshiya "Joshua" Kiryu 
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‎"Wow. I'm running out of 'bravos'."
"You're not giving up, are you, Neku? Give up on yourself, and you give up the world."
Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura (Japanese), Aaron Spann (English)
Appearances: Dream Drop Distance

One of the main supporting characters of Square-Enix's title The World Ends with You, he appears in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. He encounters Riku and Sora alongside Beat. It seems he knows about the realm of dreams in detail. The reason why he and the others appeared on Traverse Town is because Joshua channeled Rhyme's dreams to take parts of all of them into the town itself to keep them safe after their world was lost to darkness.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the original game he was the Big Bad who killed Neku in order to bring him into the Reaper's Game. Here he's an ally of Sora and Riku and is implied to be working to the benefit of the other World characters.
  • Agent Peacock: He's even prettier than Shiki.
  • Ambiguously Gay: True to his original character, Joshua flirts with both Neku and Riku during 3D.
  • Ambiguously Human: When asked why Dream Eaters don't attack him, he claims it's that he's not a Dreamer (despite having many dreams of his own). During this same conversation with Riku, he also claims that "All humans are Dreamers".
  • Bishounen: He's referred to as "Pretty Boy" or "Prissy Kid" by a few Reapers in his home game.
  • Expy: In the Kingdom Hearts fanbase, people saw him as a Riku counterpart (compared to Neku=Sora and Shiki=Kairi). In the anime fanbase, he's an expy of Kaworu Nagisa and Aru Akise.
  • Hair Flip: He's quite fond of playing with and flipping his hair while speaking.
  • Has a Type: If his not-so-subtle flirting with Riku is any indication, Joshua appears to have an eye for the brooding, anti-hero kind.
  • The Lancer: To Neku.
  • Lighter and Softer: This Joshua seems nicer and less smug than the original Insufferable Genius of The World Ends with You, possibly because of his...
    • Character Development in TWEWY, watching his proxy Neku learning to grow from an antisocial introvert to someone who genuinely cares about his friends when Joshua picked him because he was the least likely person in all of Shibuya to learn.
  • Mythology Gag: Part of the above quote is lifted straight from TWEWY.
  • Mr. Exposition / Expo Speak: Seems to take this role towards Sora and Riku.
  • Purple Eyes: It's one of the first visual clues he isn't quite like the other players.
  • Smug Smiler: His default expression.
  • The Omniscient: States in game that he's kind of omniscient.
  • Winged Humanoid: Seen at the end of the first visit to Traverse Town. Them being angel wings has interesting implications, considering what Angels are like in TWEWY.
  • You Remind Me of X: Tells Riku he reminds him of someone he knows, namely Neku.

    Daisukenojo "Beat" Bito 
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"Your inverse psychiatry ain't gonna work on me!"
"Once I take you down, yo, me and Rhyme is goin' back to where we belong!"
Voiced by: Subaru Kimura (Japanese), Crawford Wilson (English)
Appearances: Dream Drop Distance

One of the main supporting characters of Square Enix's title The World Ends with You, he appears in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. He encounters Riku and Sora alongside Joshua. He is wandering Traverse Town, looking for his partner Rhyme.

    Raimu "Rhyme" Bito 
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"You gotta play by the rules."
"Sometimes memories just need a little help getting out."
Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu (Japanese), Ashley Rose (English)
Appearances: Dream Drop Distance

One of the main supporting characters of Square-Enix's title The World Ends with You, she appears in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Because she has lost her memories, she doesn't know why she's in Traverse Town, but that doesn't trouble her a lot. It turns out that her strong dreams allowed Joshua to take fragments of them all to safety after their world was lost to the darkness.

Alternative Title(s): Kingdom Hearts Supporting Final Fantasy

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