Characters: Kingdom Hearts Supporting Square Enix

This is a listing of the supporting cast originating from Final Fantasy and other Square-Enix titles that appear in the Kingdom Hearts series. Visit here for the main characters index.

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

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    Final Fantasy VII 

Cloud Strife

"Looking for your light? Don't lose sight of it."
"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)

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

"No matter how far away we are, our hearts will bring us together again."
Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese), Mandy Moore/Mena Suvari (English)

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.

Tifa Lockhart

"Cloud, you can have my light."
Voiced by: Ayumi Ito (Japanese), Rachael Leigh Cook (English)
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.


"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/Mae Whitman (English)

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

Cid Highwind

"Don't call me gramps!"
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Yamaji (Japanese), Chris Edgerly (English)
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 KH2, and is responsible for the Claymore security system.


‎"Hey, how about one date?"
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Rick Gomez (English)
Appearances: Birth by Sleep

A hero-in-training who shows up in Olympus Coliseum during Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. Apparently the first FF character to hail from a Disney world in this universe.


    Final Fantasy VIII 

Leon/Squall Leonhart

"We may never meet again, but we'll never forget each other."
Voiced by: Hideo Ishikawa (Japanese), David Boreanaz/Doug Erholtz (English)

A resident of Radiant Garden, he changed his name to Leon after its destruction. He leads the Hallow Bastion Restoration Committee in an effort to return his home to its former glory, if not something better.

Seifer Almasy

"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)
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

Fuu: Rio Natsuki (Japanese), Jillian Bowen (English)
Rai: Kazuya Nakai (Japanese), Brandon Adams (English)
Appearances: II
Seifer's henchmen.

    Final Fantasy X 

Tidus, Wakka, and Selphie

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)
Appearances: Kingdom Hearts | Chain of Memories | IInote  | coded

Three kids who live on Destiny Islands. They're friends of Sora, Riku, and Kairi.


"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)
Appearances: II

A warrior summoned by Hades to kill Hercules in KH2, he refuses and joins with Sora instead. He serves as Sora's partner in Olympus Coliseum in the game.

Yuna, Rikku, and Paine

Also known as "the Gullwings", these are a trio of fairies obsessed with collecting treasure. They are originally sent by Maleficent to spy on the heroes, but later switch sides.
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)
Appearances: II

    Other Final Fantasy Games 


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.
  • 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
  • Verbal Tic: They have a famous one, kupo.

Setzer Gabbiani

"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: Ryōtarō Okiayu (Japanese), Crispin Freeman (English)
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
  • 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.
  • The Fighting Narcissist
  • Flanderization: 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.
    • Creator Backlash: And Square-Enix jabs at this in Dissidia: Final Fantasy where Setzer and Shadow appear as in-game tutors — Shadow tells Setzer not to bribe opponents to win, and Setzer protests he would never do such a thing.
  • 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.
  • Hair Flip: When entering a battle.
  • Spin Attack
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Though more of a jerk than outright villainous.


Voiced by: Ikue Otani (Japanese), Melissa Disney (English)
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 when he gains uncharacteristic Badass skills during the Struggle tournament.

    The World Ends With You 

Neku Sakuraba

‎"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, he appears before Sora in Traverse Town, looking for his partner so that he can survive the deadly Reaper's Game.

Shiki Misaki

‎"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. Riku saves her from an onslaught of Dream Eaters after she was separated from her partner Neku.

Yoshiya "Joshua" Kiryu

‎"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. 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.

Daisukenojo "Beat" Bito

"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. He encounters Riku and Sora alongside Joshua. He is wandering Traverse Town, looking for his partner Rhyme.

Raimu "Rhyme" Bito

"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. 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