This is a list of Wild Mass Guesses which are still possibly true. Just for Fun and silly guesses go on the silly page. If a WMG is Jossed, please move it to the jossed page, if it is Confirmed, please move it to the confirmed page.
Riku's Replica (Repliku if you will) is a member of the new organisationIt's outright stated and seen that he absorbed all of the darkness in Zexion, almost definitely taking what ever part of Xehanort was in him at the same time (this would also explain why Ienzo seems to be so different in DDD). The Riku in the organisation cloak we saw in Monstro was real, he just didn't say anything because he thought Riku would figure it out (or because, like all the villains, he was just messing with Riku). As for how he died in Chain of Memories...They changed it so he sank into a puddle of darkness in Re: Chain of Memories. The exact same way a person might use a corridor of darkness. I'm not one of the people that have been pointlessly hoping the Replica be brought back but I think this would be a great opportunity to do it. After all they can't really introduce nine new characters into the new organisation (since apparently the time travelling Xehanorts can't be counted anymore). They're going to have to use a few more preexisting characters other than Xigbar and Saix. Repliku absorbing Zexion is just too good an opportunity to waste.
Lea/Axel will train with Kairi under Master RikuGiving Riku a whole new doubt about his ability to teach (cause he'd be too awesome if he wasn't doubting himself about something). Sora could also get jealous of Riku's time spent with Kairi opening up the love triangle one more. Axel's just in there to add more dynamic character interaction.
Not all Xs are Recusant's Sigil, it's only specifically noticable Xs over the chest.So far, we've seen a few characters who have worn the Recusant's Sigil that we know have been possessed by Xehanort. Terra and Riku were both directly posessed, and Sora came very close. The common thread they all share is the Recusant's Sigil, which is stated to be an X, and confirmed to allow at least Young Xehanort to know where they are at all times. However, this does not mean every X is suspicious. What the possessed all had was an X over the chest, usually striking from the rest of the outfit. This was probably a trend Xehanort started with Terra. Riku's original outfit also bore an X, and he was promptly possessed by Ansem So D. Sora's new outfit in KH 3 D is a plot point because of the giant X on his shirt. Certain characters have Xs on their designs, but they're either not very noticeable, or somehow interrupted, like on Aqua and Ventus, who's chest X's have what I assume is Eraqus' sigil on them. I believe this means they are not Recusants, at least for as long as they have that design. This may only apply to people who are planned to be part Xehanort unwillingly, or though trickery. As far as we know, both Isa and Braig willingly became part Xehanort, and thus do not have the sigil, though Isa does have the X shaped scar. So from this, we might be able to guess far more easily who may be a Member of the True Organization. It also means that Master Eraqus also bears a Sigil, and horrifyingly enough, Sephiroth may have one.
Sora is the son of Cloud and Aeris.Sora is the perfect combination of both of them: he has Cloud's spiky hair, bright blue eyes, and fighting skills, and he has Aeris' brown hair and cheerful, optimistic personality. They were somehow separated from their son when he was a baby, and he was named and raised by Elmyra, Aeris' adoptive mother, on Destiny Islands (that's her voice from the beginning of the first game, not Sora's real mother's), and neither of them recognize Sora as their child when they meet him. All of them even have similar names: Cloud (self-explanatory), Aeris ("air"), and Sora ("sky").
Larxene is the younger sister of Elena from Final Fantasy VIIBecause they look incredibly similar and have similar names, though not enough for Larxene to be Elena's Nobody. In the same vein, Scarlet◊ from the same game is their aunt.
thoughts on KHIIIjust a collection of things that might be in the next game such as
Lea will go after SaixLea, now armed with a Keyblade, will probably try to find out what happened to Isa to make him into the Stoic and ruthless nobody that is now Saix. He may also try to rescue him form Xehanort (Whether or not this comes before or after Roxas and Xion get rescued depends on the reader)
The Lea in Dream Drop Distance is a mixture of both Lea and Axel's hearts.That's why when he was reformed he still looked like Axel rather then what he looked like in BBS. Axel had developed his own heart from his friendship with Roxas and Xion. When he came back both the new heart Axel made and Lea's heart merged together to become what was essentially a new person.
If Sora gets the X-Blade, He will a few attacks that will show it as a double bladed swordIt would make a nice Development Gag.
The surviving members of Organization XIII got what they wanted.In 358/2 Days, nine of the bosses you fight are giant Emblem Heartless. Of those nine, one was created by Pete to destroy Roxas, but the other eight are of unexplained origin. That's right...eight. As in, the same number of Organization members who made it to Kingdom Hearts II. Now stay with me here: It's mentioned on the Fridge page that when a Heartless is destroyed and then it's Nobody are destroyed, in that order, the original complete being is reborn. So what if those eight heartless Roxas was sent to kill by the Organization were the heartless of the eight surviving members? Then when those members were killed, the original beings would have been reborn, with their hearts intact. In other words, Roxas and Sora collectively gave the Organization what they wanted.
Sora's adventure is shattering his mind.People complain that KH2 Sora doesn't feel like the regular Sora at all and is just a stereotype of a 90s teenager. This was an intentional ploy by the writers to show how Sora's journey has left him so shattered that he's forced to develop alternate personalities to handle the various turmoils in his life. That's why he can go from "Let's star in a musical~" to "RAWR KILL THE ORGANIZATION" at the drop of a hat. Proof that Sora would have some trauma: 1. His world was destroyed in front of his eyes. 2. Forced to kill monsters from "the black lagoon" without any experienced adults helping him (consistently). Seriously, why'd Leon and Co. let those three go alone? They had no way of knowing whether they'd get help from others on different worlds. 3. Being forced to kill humans/humanoid people. (Shan-Yu, Organization XIII, Ansem, etc.) 4. Suicide by Keyblade. 5. Literally being mind-***ed by Namine. 6. Having more people come out of him than Octomom. (Roxas, Xion, Namine, etc.) 7. Having to (possibly) assimilate some of Ven's traits as a child might've led to a suppression of his own personality. (This one is more speculation than the others.)
Roxas's fight with Twilight Thorn was more than a tutorial boss
Why Sora's Reactions to Kairi and Riku Are Different
The reason you don't see Demyx, Luxord, Marluxia, or Larxene in Dream Drop Distance is......because you have. In the World That Never Was. Along with Xemnas, Xigbar, Saix, Ansem So D, Master Xehanort, Young Master Xehanort,...
KHIII will have a He Who Fights Monsters plot point focusing on the Lights.At least one of them will risk going Knight Templar in the process of trying to stop the Darknesses.
Sora is the Seven Lights. Xehanort is the Thirteen Darknesses.In the intro to KH:3DS, Sora is shown facing off against Xehanort in the Keyblade Graveyard. With Sora is Donald, Goofy, Mickey, Riku, Kairi, Roxas, Ventus, Terra, and Aqua. Excluding Donald and Goofy for obvious reasons, that makes eight keyblade wielders. Terra is possessed by Xehanort and never met Sora long enough to connect, so he's out. That makes seven hearts connected to Sora, who have keyblades. Xemnas has already stated that the True Organization is made up of himself from different time periods, so he is already confirmed for the 13 Darknesses, though the form is unknown. Sora can connect to hearts in a very unusual manner, and the connection is implied to be special specifically for Sora. The idea is that Sora somehow contains, or connects directly to, seven hearts, all of which fight for light. Sora and Xehanort have /never fought/, though Sora has fought his Nobody and Heartless, he has never fought Master or Young Xehanort. Once they do, that alone could be the key to creating the X-Blade, as Sora represents Seven Lights, while Xehanort is the Thirteen Darknesses.
In 3DS, Xehanort was successful in transplanting a piece of his heart into a new vesselIt hit Axel instead. That's why Master Xehanort was smiling after Axel did his taunt speech.
Roxas will replace Ventus's incomplete heart.We have learnt in DDD that nobody's are capable of developing new hearts. Therefore, Roxas's heart being transplanted into Ventus would be a possible fix for Ventus's raptured heart problems. Assuming Sora and Roxas split off somehow, there will be some sudden new motivation for Roxas willing to help out Ventus since they're obvious physiologically identical despite Nomura stating they're separate entities, and perhaps there will be new character development such as Roxas realising that he is Ventus all along.
Roxas and Xion will split from Sora as complete people.This is a weird one, and made up of a bunch of shit, so bear with me. Roxas is Sora's nobody, but he looks like Ventus. This isn't because Ven's heart went into Roxas, but because Ven's heart merged with Sora. Sora and Ven's hearts have become one heart so Ven can heal. Roxas looks like Ven only because of this combination. Roxas, being a nobody, had no heart. He was able to grow one, however. Xion ended up growing her own heart as well, or was created with one. So Roxas has his own heart, along with Xion. Sora mentions in 3D, before Roxas transfers his memories into Sora, that Roxas deserves to be his own person. He also mentions that Xion does, indeed, have a heart. Sora, as a way to save Roxas, will split Roxas from himself somehow. Possibly even putting Roxas' heart into Ven's body. He'll eventually split Xion from himself also, though how he would learn about her residence in him is unknown.
Ventus will become a Seeker of Darkness.Xehanort will use his empty shell as an easy vessel to place his essence into since his heart is absent and with Sora.
One of the New World in Kingdom Hearts III (or Birth by Sleep Volume 2) will be Shibuya.And Sora and the Gang will reunited Neku and his friend along the way, Stopping the Heartless from taking the world oagain.
Crono will appear in a future installment.A future game will have time travel as a plot device, and Crono and the Epoch will play an important role in this.
Noel and Serah may send the gang on a trip through time.Following the logic of the WMG right above. It would seem more likely that they'd have the Final Fantasy XIII-2 characters play an important role in a time traveling plot.
Xehanort's big comeback plan is a second "χ-blade" War.His plan, as speculated by Yen Sid, is to create an army of Heartless and convince other worlds to join his cause so as to trigger a war against the heroes of Light. The heroes will begin a campaign to gather all of the worlds they can to their cause, leading up to an epic climactic war between Xehanort's army (whose army's generals may be Final Fantasy villains) and Sora's army, consisting of the Final Fantasy heroes, the Keyblade Masters, and all of his Disney friends. Of course, Xehanort's ultimate plan is to trick them into inadvertently sacrificing themselves to the re-creation of the χ-blade.
The Drive Forms of Kingdom Hearts II will be replaced with Keyblade ArmorAfter Sora and Riku complete their Mark of Mastery examinations at the end of 3D, they'll be given Keyblade Armor as signs of their mastership, which will be implemented into the gameplay in Kingdom Hearts III.
The reason Xehanort created his Nobody, Xemnas, and his Heartless, "Ansem", was to be rid of Terra's heart.In an Ansem Report, it's stated that Xehanort, under the guise of Ansem, allowed himself to be consumed by the darkness to grow more powerful. This is after he's recollected his memories of his being Master Xehanort in Terra's body, so it wouldn't make sense to do such a thing in pursuit of power, as he'd undeniably be more powerful full rather than separated into two beings. The only explanation I can gather for this action was that he did it in a gamble to excise Terra's heart. When Heartless-Ansem was created, both Xehanort's heart and Terra's were lost. However, with both Heartless-Ansem and Xemnas destroyed, Xehanort will consequently be revived. And if all goes according to his plan, without Terra, whose light would prevent him from truly accessing pure darkness.
Tetsuya Nomura wishes he never put Final Fantasy characters in Kingdom Hearts.Hence, he keeps downplaying them in recent games (they're entirely absent in 358/2 Days). They have effectively become The Artifact.
Kingdom Hearts: Hollow BastionAn 11-year-old Squall takes the role of the main character, with Yuffie, Aerith, Merlin, and possibly Cid as party members. There are no Gummi Ships involved, and it all takes place in Radiant Garden as it's being destroyed by the Heartless. Cloud and Mickey are recurring characters, and in the Downer Ending, Cid and the gang flee Radiant Garden to Traverse Town.
All of the main characters have a continual disguise to help them blend inMost of the time we, as players, see through this disguise, the exceptions being the worlds their forms Change in. (Eg: Pride Rock, Halloween Town, etc.) Even then, we aren't seeing the full effect. This is the reason that the characters (especially in the more realistic worlds like Port Royal) don't comment on the fact that there is an anthropomorphic duck and dog following Sora around. However if you're seen by another non-resident this results in Glamour Failure specifically for them, which is one of the reasons that characters that know each other still obviously recognize each other. Also, knowledge of their off-world status affects the effectiveness the disguise. This was probably created by the worlds themselves as a defense mechanism for its inhabitants, excluding the few times it's actually mentioned in canon.
If Sherwood Forest appears in the next game...Related to below. If Sherwood Forest is featured in an upcoming game, Sora will arrive in the midst of Prince John or meet him first, and witness Robin Hood stealing from him. He'll see a royal monarch and a rogue trying to rob him, and come to the logical conclusion. He will initially ally himself with Prince John (but most likely dislike him) and eventually meet Robin Hood personally and find out who the real villain is. Cue apologies, Robin Hood is added to the party, and Prince John is overthrown.
The "Guardians of Light" are not the protagonists.According to 3D, Xehanort needs the seven "Guardians of Light" (I think that's what they were called) alongside his Org. XIII to make the X-Blade. We've all been assuming they meant our heroes, but I was thinking: Which ones? Let's see, we've got Sora, Riku, Kairi, Mickey, Terra, Aqua, Ventus, Axel, and maybe Roxas. Excuse me if I don't know how to count, but that's more than 7. So maybe that's not what they meant. Instead, perhaps it's the Princess's protectors. So, Beast, Aladdin, Snow White, Cinderella, and Aurora's respective Princes, and Sora. Now the hard part: What about Alice? Just about all the Wonderland denizens are rather cruel to her. I suppose the Cheshire Cat could sort of be considered a defender, but he gets her in trouble alot too. Maybe her real cat? Their would be a twist!
Kingdom Hearts III will end with the Princess of Light de-powered.Tying into the above theory, with their love interests in danger, Kari gathers the Princess together in-order to release the light in their heart to seal away who/what-ever is left of Xehanort. Afterwards, we find that their are also back-up Princess, in case what of the current ones die or have their hearts taken. However, their's never been a time when all seven had to be replaced, leading the multiverse into the delicate time which would set off the next game. As for the new princess how about: Ariel's daughter, Pocahontas, Simba's daughter, Rapunzel, Lelo, the Priness from ("Princessandthe Frog") who's name I can't remember, and an OC(or Maid Maryanne,or that chick from Atlantis). Besides bringing in new or un-introduced characters, this would also provide character development for Kairi. Without her inner glow, she becomes something of a Knight Templar, and is very pissed when someone starts stealing Princess again in IV. She eventually regains control of herself, but not before struggling with her light as Riku did his dark.
Maleficent will get her chance at Big Bad.At the end of III, we all know some awesome stuff will happen. Since most of the OC cast is immune to death due to prior promises, it would make sense for Meleficent to make Enemy Mine Heroic Sacrifice to save the world she wants to conquer. Now, in IV, she is replace by the Big Bad from Princess and the Frog, who summons Heartless in order to break the Key Holes of various worlds due to a promise he made his "friends on the other side". Throughout, he uses Pete's Heartless as a familiar. In his climatic battle with Sora, his defeat is interrupted by Maleficent's return. She reveals she only made that sacrifice because she can not be killed as long as their is evil. Also, she's spent the last few months piggy-backing in Ventus's heart where she tapped into a stronger source of darkness: Vanitas. After feeding the wannabe to his "friends" so she can absorb his darkness, Maleficent brings back an uber-powerfull Pete for you to fight while she makes hr leave. After she turns Radiant Gardens back into Hollow Bastion, Sora and co. have to follow her into the True Final Dungeon, where they face their evil duplicate team: Vanitas, Maleficent, and Pete. After beating them, you battle Vanitas twice(once with aid, once without) at which point he absorbs his Keyblade and a few Unversed for a final battle... only for Malficent to reapear, chastize him for doubting her, and them take his power for herself. Finally fully charged, she creates a huge portal to the Darkworld and creates a giant version of herself to re-write reality as she wants it. Meanwhile, you fight her Physical God-mode body, which has become extremely frail due to containing more darkness than the combined powers of Hell. After vanquishing her and ending the game(with help from Kairi, if the above theory is true), we see her finally entering her ideal world: One where she was invited to Aurora's birthday party. Awwwww...
Worlds appearing in the next Kingdom Hearts game(s)Any new world you think will be in the next Kingdom Hearts game.
Kind of inconsequential, but...The "lookout point beyond the dock" (where Tidus is during the first day of the first game) was less than a year ago. That's why there's rope left over from when it was built.
The most powerful weapon in KH is one's willHow do Beast and Riku jump worlds in KH1? They will themselves to. Xemnas is the most powerful entity, and yet he lacks a heart, but he, as well as the other nobodies, has the will to find a true existence. The reason Keyblades are so strong in and of themselves is because they are a direct weapon of one's willpower incarnate, and have will themselves. The stronger characters and Keyblade wielders have intense willpower, and the X-Blade wielder was defeated in a battle of wills against Ven, who weilds just a Keyblade in that fight.
Sora's adventure is shattering his mind.People complain that KH2 Sora doesn't feel like the regular Sora at all and is just a stereotype of a 90s teenager. This was an intentional ploy by the writers to show how Sora's journey has left him so shattered that he's forced to develop alternate personalities to handle the various turmoils in his life. That's why he can go from "Let's star in a musical~" to "RAWR KILL THE ORGANIZATION" at the drop of a hat. Proof that Sora would have some trauma: 1. His world was destroyed in front of his eyes. 2. Forced to kill monsters from "the black lagoon" without any experienced adults helping him (consistently). Seriously, why'd Leon and Co. let those three go alone? They had no way of knowing whether they'd get help from others on different worlds. 3. Being forced to kill humans/humanoid people. (Shan-Yu, Organization XIII, Ansem, etc.) 4. Suicide by Keyblade. 5. Literally being mind-***ed by Namine. 6. Having more people come out of him than Octomom. (Roxas, Xion, Namine, etc.) 7. Having to (possibly) assimilate some of Ven's traits as a child might've led to a suppression of his own personality. (This one is more speculation than the others.)
On a similar note, Sora will have a Heroic Blue Screen of Death soon, and Anti Form will not just be a Drive Form.Just bear with me on this one. The Sora we know is cheerful, cute, and at times a little dim. However, he has shades of showing he's not as happy as he seems. It's been said that Anti-Form is a result of all the negative impact his journey has had on him. The thought alone is a little terrifying that Anti-Form consumes him entirely with darkness, takes away his ability to wield his Keyblade and leaves an animal-like creature incapable of even walking on two feet. He has no weapons, this form will just rip you apart with his hands. How much rage and anger do you have to feel to claw someone to death? Or in the game's case, fade into nothingness. If Vanitas is with Sora, he's bound to exploit that side of him and knowing Sora, he'll want to stop before he hurts anyone. And if he does, especially if it's Kairi or Riku, he could possibly reach the Despair Event Horizon depending on how badly he injured them. Not to mention Sora doesn't exactly deal with his emotions. Donald and Goofy just tell him "no sad faces" and leave it at that whereas Riku is allowed to be as moody as the hell he wants. When it comes down to it, Sora gives a lot of himself and it's almost like he's not allowed to angst. If the Anti-Form doesn't get to him, all of the turmoil will.
The Cornerstone of Darkness exists, and Mickey is trying to combine both CornerstonesThis theory is mostly fed by my desire to have a World somewhat based on Epic Mickey, but think about it; Since Light cannot exist without darkness and viceversa, Disney Castle has the Cornerstone of Light, while the Cartoon Wasteland (Which will be renamed the "Disney Wasteland") holds the Cornerstone of Darkness. Epic Mickey has already happened, and Mickey knows his big half-brother is the king of the Darkness of his own world, which is somehow separated, and decided to figure out a way to combine both. Oh, and, since Minnie and Mickey can conjure Holy-like spells, Oswald will shoot Ultima-like Spells.
Sora's going to unite the hearts of all worlds and take away the pain of everyone...With an Assimilation Plot. More specifically, by absorbing the hearts and memories of everyone into himself. He's already done it to a few people already to help them... What happens if he ends up having to do that to everyone to save them?
Demyx is the true leader of Organization XIIIAnd his true element isn't water. It's actually dance. He does control the Dancer Nobodies after all, and his weapon is a musical instrument. His power over dance allows him to control things by playing his music. His power is SO strong, in fact, that he can control almost anyone, even Xemnas, making him the leader of Organization XIII, and the strongest character in all of the Kingdom Hearts series. Don't believe me? Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZWfJn8dwaU. As you can see, Demyx is not only able to control Xemnas, but also replicate him. At first glance, this may seem unlikely. However, in his two battles in Kingdom Hearts, Demyx creates water from out of nowhere. This means that Demyx either had water with him already, possibly in a bottle or something, and is able to replicate objects and substances that are simple enough for him (which would mean that Xemnas is simple to him, think about it), or he is able to create matter from nothing. Either way, this means that Demyx has god-like powers. At this point you may be asking "If Demyx is so insanely powerful, how did Sora defeat him?" The answer: He did not defeat him. Demyx faked his death. He is still alive, and his plot to become even more powerful is still in progress. My hypothesis is that Demyx is creating an unstoppable army of dancing slaves to destroy Sora. The origin of this ultimate army of destruction and mad dancing skills is emerging from an unexpected, but powerful source. The source: The Walt Disney Company itself. Think about it. Disney has a long history of music and dancing. The fact that the majority of the worlds visited by Org. XIII are Disney worlds is not coincidence. Demyx, being the leader, works mainly on reconnaissance missions. This is so that he can explore Disney worlds, find suitable people to be part of his army, and control them with his sitar. The Disney characters, being used to randomly breaking out into song and dance, do not even suspect that they are now Demyx's puppets. Now let's factor in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrxkmp64EiE. If my hypothesis is correct, Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie, Daisy, and even Pluto are now controlled by Demyx. Even worse is that Sora will be unable to attack Demyx's army, as the majority of them are either his friends or innocent. Mickey, being a Keyblade wielder, will be able to destroy Heartless and create Kingdom Hearts for Demyx, making Sora useless. The only question that remains is "Why?" "Why would Demyx go through all of this?" "Couldn't he just destroy Sora himself?" The most likely answer to this is "Yes he could, but he's too lazy and would rather have other people to fight and destroy Sora for him. Duh."
Sora's true element is that of surprise.
Apprentice Xehanort's becoming a Heartless/Nobody was a plan by Terrato gain freedom
Reconnecting everyone will involve asking for help from the Disney Characters.
Namine planned everything in Kingdom Hearts II in order to get Roxas to merge with Sora and then allow herself to merge with Kairi.
The story that Kairi's grandmother told her in the Hollow Bastion library isn't a legend — Kairi's grandmother is one of the children who rebuilt the worlds from that glimmer of light in their hearts.We don't know anything about how long ago the events of that story happened, but we do know that this is a series that does not let plot points go. Perhaps we'll eventually get a gaiden game detailing how the worlds were separated starring Kairi's grandmother as a child. It makes about as much sense as a lot of the other stuff here.
Kingdom Hearts III might include:Aqua and Ansem will return or be rescued from the Realm of Darkness, with the help of Sora, Riku, and/or King Mickey. Aqua and Ansem will join Sora and company in the fight against Xehanort, who's been reborn in Terra's body but with all of his lost memories. Xehanort once again is trying to gain the power from Kingdom Hearts, but before that he will go after Riku, who still holds Xehanort's heartless powers, and will try to create another X-Blade. The way he'll try to accomplish this is by waking Ven (either capturing Sora and getting Ven's soul out or by putting another soul in Ven's empty body) and also going after Kairi. Since Xehanort has 'regained' his Keyblade mastery and powers, Aqua will train Sora in the ways of the Keyblade, and he will become a Keyblade Master to have a chance at defeating Xehanort, once and for all.
Roxas has a major affinity for Xion because he subconciously believes/remembers he's supposed to love her.Roxas sees Xion as a black haired Kairi because he's been unknowingly pouring Sora's memories of Kairi into her. Roxas doesn't concsiously remember any of Sora's past, but he does resonate with anything that is similar to something Sora has seen/done. So even though he has no clue what love is, he nonetheless feels he's supposed to love Xion.
There will be thirteen games in the Kingdom Hearts series.Come on. With all the importance on the number thirteen? That's probably how many games they've planned to make all along. Meaning we are now at the halfway point, since six have been done (not counting remakes).
Proof of Existence isn't a graveyard for Nobodies; it's just the portals to their bedrooms.As Roxas is leaving the Organization and begining his travel out The Castle That Never Was, he begins right outside the entrance to Proof of Existence. Obviously, he just stepped out of his bedroom, into Proof of Existence, and then left.
Organization XIII members kept calling Sora "Roxas" during Kingdom Hearts II because when they looked at him, they saw Roxas.It fits with the conversation with the nobodies that occured after the first battle with Armored Xemnas.
When Sora and Kairi finally get married, Roxas and Namine will go to sleep during their intimate periods to avoid being squicked out.Because nobody wants to be having sex while seeing their twin.
The two hooded organization members in the drawing of Roxas and Axel in Namine's room were Xion and Riku.This was from when Axel and Roxas saw them in Twilight Town.
Vanitasis the Darkside from Sora's Awakening. It came from his shadow did it not?
Nobodies not appearing in Kingdom Hearts II.They don't appear because their masters were killed in Chain of Memories
Ursula can release a memory-erasing toxin in her ink.This is why Ariel can't remember her in Kingdom Hearts II. Triton and Sora can remember her, however, because they have either an immunity to the toxin (Triton, who has known her for a long time or cast it with his own powers) or because they are protected by a higher power (Sora's fancy new clothes, and was 'poison' as a status ailment removed in KHII again)? In any case, this draws parallels between her and Sin.
Riku is a direct descendant of Master XehanortBetween Terra's vision of a young Xehanort that resembles Riku and Riku's many parallels to what we see of Xehanort's fighting style, it's very likely.
The Heartless don't get stronger after you rescue Kairi; rather, Sora has gotten weaker.Inflating the Heartless' stats is simply a gameplay mechanic to achieve the effect of what's really going on: Sora has lost half his strength to the newly-formed Roxas. Since the game's programming doesn't allow it to cut Sora's HP, Strength, and Defense in half, it instead nearly doubles the HP, Strength, and Defense of the Heartless.
Vanitas Will Become Sora's Super-Powered Evil Side in KHIIIBecause the Loss of Identity plot that will result from Sora learning just how many separate entities compose him is just too much for Square to pass up. Plus, having a mechanic by which Sora gives into his rage long enough for Vanitas to possess him is awesome.
The Big Heart-shaped Moon Kingdom Hearts Xehanort conjures in the sky in Birth By Sleep is made up of hearts of those who were in the Keyblade WarKingdom Hearts 2's Moon was made by captive hearts released from slain heartless, so I thought in a Keyblade War, you would be releasing hearts when stabbing people with the keyblade.
The secret boss mentioned for the American release will be Omega WeaponBecause kicking Omega Weapon's ass would be totally awesome.
Keyblade forms are based on Memory and PersonalityWe've seen through the series the keyblade, mostly Sora's but in 358/2 Days all the other keyblade users, and some not, have their weapon of choice change apparently based upon the keychain attached to it, or the gear used. Or when neither is present. While it seems the item attached gives the keyblade its new powers, a alternative is that it's the memories these items evoke that does so. Whenever Sora attaches a keychain to his blade, he remembers the world he went to and recieved it from, and this transforms it. The base form of all keyblades, on the other hand, is probally based on the user's own personal mindset and emotions, which is why Sora, Roxas, and Xion all have the same Kingdom Key, Mickey has the Kingdom Key D, and Riku has the Way to Dawn, all 3 being confirmed as "Base" forms in the KHII Extra Ending. This is further exemplified in the ending of 358/2 Days, and the beginning of Kingdom Hearts II. When Roxas summons two keyblades for the first time, at first their both Kingdom Keys, but then drawing on the memories he might have absorbed from Xion, he transformed them into keyblades from Sora's past. Arguments twords Sora not having the Oblivion when Roxas was created can be handwaved by Roxas being "Zombie-like" during the period after his formation, during this gap is presumably when Sora gained the Oblivion, and when Xion was created. After all Roxas didn't have complete memories of Sora until absorbing her anyway. Later in KHII, he lost most of his memories until the second boss battle with Axel, where he really does remember, and it is only THEN that he is able to re-use his Oathkeeper/Oblivion combo. Without his memories, the best he can do is the Kingdom Key, which is part of his core personality. There's also other keyblade wielders, such as Master Eraquis, whose keyblades seem evocative of their own personality. This helps explain as well why there can be multiple Oathkeepers, despite only one charm made by Kairi, to the point that in the KHII cutscene Roxas can pin your keyblade with one of his, his being the oathkeeper and it being possible at that point for YOUR keyblade to be the oathkeeper as well. Though it doesn't explain why you can visibly see that both Oathkeepers have keychains on them... It's possible this even extends to non-keyblade weapons such as the ones other members of Organization XIII uses, though this is a stretch. It would also explain why Riku's Way To Dawn always appears like that; its based upon his core personality, which is where the Soul Eater came from, hense the similar appearance. Could also explain why Roxas can even still use the keyblade to begin with without a heart; even though it empowers and amplifies the power of a heart, it is drawn from memories, which is why we can see Complete Beings, as well as a Nobody using it, but never a heartless.
Paopu fruit doesn't do anything.It's just a metaphor. The true love togetherness cosmic magic legend is just a rumor passed around by bored teenagers trapped on an island. They occur as a recurring motif simply as a symbol of other, more important themes that Kingdom Hearts revolves around.
Minion level nobodies were once Dusks and Creepers that were transformed and promoted by the Organization as a reward for good work.I figure if nobodies can be transformed into Dusks as a punishment, they can be transformed into more powerful minions as a reward. How else do you explain them having powers similar to, but vastly weaker than, the Organization member that commands them?
Braig / Xigbar was manipulating Terranort / XemnasThe latter had no memory of any evil plans, and, once he lost his heart, was, technically speaking, all Terra, no Xehanort. Why did he continue making very Xehanort-like plans the entire time after memory loss? Because The Dragon was whispering what to do into his ear.
Something will happen to AerithBe it death with resurrection, death without resurrection, death but becomes a ghost, kidnapping, etc.
The next spinoff Kingdom Hearts game will detail Mickey's time in the dark realm.In the "Another Report" that came with KH2 Final Mix+ , Nomura states that there are four untold stories he'd like to present. These being Xehanort's Past(Birth By Sleep) Roxas' time in the organization(Days), Riku's absence, and The King's absence. Condiering Riku's absence after Castle Oblivion is presented largely in Days, it seems that Mickey's absence during Kingdom Hearts 1 is the only one of those left untold. So it seems it's very likely that one of the mentioned two new spinoff games releasing before KH3 will chronicle the adventure Mickey had in his search for the Kingdom Key D in the dark realm.
The creation of a Nobody's name is not decided by your true name, but by what name you are most commonly known.For most people, these two names are one and the same. But the question remains: why would Xehanort's Nobody's name be an anagram of Ansem (with the symbolic X)? Simple; Xehanort changed his name to Ansem before he split himself up into Ansem, Seeker of Darkness (the Heartless) and Xemnas (the aforementioned Nobody). This fact suggests also means that the reason Saïx confirmed that Axel's Other was not named "Lea," but because of some unmentioned incident that led to an Embarrassing Nickname, everyone started calling him "Lea."
Vanitas will form a Psycho Rangers with Maleficent and Pete.Vanitas is of course the Evil Counterpart to Sora, while Maleficent's magic makes her the rival to Donald and Pete's forcefield counters Goofy's shield. They'll even have world specific party members just like Sora's party by teaming with the local Big Bad. Considering the Villain Decay Maleficent's been getting and Square's obvious bias towards their own characters, playing sidekick to a Original Generation villain is pretty much her best bet to ever accomplish anything ever again.
The events of Final Fantasy VII already happened but it was Tifa who died, not AerithThe Tifa and Sephiroth that haunt Cloud are his own memories of failing to prevent Tifa's death.
The Lingering Sentimentis a defense program made by Kingdom Hearts. Its pretty damn convenient for Terranort's discarded armor to suddenly rise up and attack things, especially since such a thing SHOULDN'T BE POSSIBLE. There was no intention from Terranort to make his old armor sentient and fight back against him and everyone else was too far away to do anything complex like that. But Kingdom Hearts was just above them and it knew what Terranort wanted to do to/with it, so it cobbled Terra's armor back together, gave it kickass powers and let it loose on Terranort. This theory is supplemented by the sudden and inexplicable boundary field that sealed Terranort in with the Lingering Sentiment; this too was made by Kingdom Hearts in order to prevent Terranort from getting to it.
Roxas makes Nobodies feel as an inherent power of what he is.Apart from the whole mess with Kairi, Kairi's heart, and Namine, Sora has his heart and Ventus'. When he becomes a Heartless, this overabundance of heart allows Roxas to still retain at least traces of Heart, if not full power, which leaks out (being not built for his body, though it does influence Sora's Nobody's form) into the nearest void; that is, a Nobody close to his heart, i.e., Axel. Repli-No.i-Xion need have nothing to do with this until we find out more about Replicas (personally, I think Replicas are more than capable of feeling emotion far beyond the synthesized emotion that Nobodies can use to work themselves into a frenzy, tizzy, etc.).
The majority of Orginization XIII (minus Xemnas at least) sees what they're doing as a victimless crime that will ultimately fix up everything they broke.They assume all the people whose hearts are stolen by the heartless they release will turn into Nobodies themselves. It might suck for the majority of them who's will is weak enough that they end up as low-level ones like Dusks, but if they can put up with feeling incomplete for years all the new jerks can handle it for a few months until Kingdom Hearts is complete. They think Kingdom Hearts will give all of the Nobodies new hearts. Then everyone who was dehearted due to their plan can toddle happily back to their own world once Sora's cleared it out. Because they're detached from their own emotions they're completely baffled by how anyone could get upset about what they're doing when as far as they can see it's no harm no foul.
During the final battle against Xemnas Riku unknowingly did a rite of succession with Sora.As Sora and Riku finish off Xemnas both Sora and Riku take hold of Way to the Dawn in a scene that screams "This is important". And as we saw with Aqua and Kairi, touching a Master level Keyblade users blade while they are in battle can unknowingly cause a Keyblade rite of succession whether the Master wants to or not. Sora was able to become a Keyblade user without the rite due to being right next to Riku as he gave into Darkness seconds before Riku was to recieve his Keyblade and by having Ventus's heart in him which allowed him to use it and also allowed him to dual wield with Ventus's keyblade. This allowed Sora to be special compared to the all the other Keyblade users and create conflict over who the Kingdom Key truely belonged to. But eventually Sora is going to have to give Ventus his heart back. However by getting the rite with Riku this will 1. Allow Sora to keep using a Keyblade after Ventus's heart is put back in his body. 2. Possibly allow Sora to be chosen by his own personal keyblade, since KK is really Riku's allowing Sora to continue to Dual Wield after losing Ventus's heart and keyblade. and 3. Since Sora is going into the Dark Realm at some future point he could be chosen by a Dark Realm keyblade which will cause him to have a Keyblade from both Realms. This could also possibly allow Sora use of the X Blade as well.
The Replica program was a failure because the Organization couldn't figure out how to keep the Replicas from falling in love.Lacking hearts, the Organization members were utterly incapable of understanding the emotions that the Replicas experienced. Consequently, it never occurred to them that these emotions could become a problem for their agenda. Every time a Replica falls in love with one of the other characters, the Organization loses control over it, and they couldn't understand what was wrong, much less come up with a work-around.
Riku was wrong. The Kingdom Key was always intended for Sora.In the latest Ultimania it was pointed out that Riku could take the Kingdom Key because he had had the ability to use Keyblades given to him by Terra. Not that he could take it because it originally belonged to him. So what if that stuff about it supposed to be his was a lie told to have him attempt to take the Keyblade and that scene where it looked like the KK had arrived too late to go to Riku was just a Red Herring? There's no set time between you getting a rite of sucession and being chosen after all, since Kairi recieved the rite before even Riku did yet didn't get a Keyblade until long after Sora and Riku already had on (and Kairi still hasn't officially been chosen, it was given to her) and Mickey had been using his Mentor's for years before he was chosen by the Kingdom Key D. Therefore all that stuff about the KK being Riku and going to Sora instead was a lie by Maleficent. KK chose Sora from the get go mistaking him having Ven's heart for him having a rite of sucession, and Riku could only take it because he tried to when Sora was doubting himself and Riku had the stronger heart. The Keyblade that was supposed to go to Riku had always been Way to the Dawn, which he did get later on. So there was no Keyblade mix up, everyone got the Keyblades they were supposed to when they were supposed to and anything said or shown otherwise was just Red Herring camera tricks and lies said to make the friends turn on each other.
Riku couldn't see Namine or Roxas in the cutscene after the first battle with armored Xemnas.There is no logical reason why Riku should be able to see Namine or Roxas if Mickey, Donald and Goofy couldn't see them. Therefore, the most logical conclusion is that he couldn't see or hear them, and he only deduced what was going on by hearing what Sora and Kairi said (like how one might deduce to whom and about what someone is speaking on the phone). Sora and Kairi could see each other's nobodies because of the intimate connection they had to their creation.
Twilight Town is A Premature X-BladeTwilight Town is the world perfectly in between The Realm of Darkness and The Realm of Light. The X-Blade forms when a heart of pure light and a heart of pure darkness come together. However worlds have hearts. Logically the realms would have hearts. Alternately the Keyblades are the hearts of worlds and realms, explaining their appearance. "Sealing" a keyhole actually releases the world's heart. The Kingdom Key (from here on called the Kingdom Key L) and the Kingdom Key D first "meet" at The End Of The World. However, the first time Sora is guaranteed to have the Kingdom Key L equiped is at the beginning of Kingdom Hearts II when King Mickey shows up in Twilight Town. The X-Blade is made up of The Kingdom Keys L and D, plus an unknown weapon resembling the Ultima Weapon. The three split because Vanitas was defeated by Ventus, the premature X-Blade could not become complete, so logically Kingdom hearts was incomplete as well. This allowed the Heartless to be created, because the darkness was draining from Kingdom Hearts, which should have been perfect Twilight. Because Ven's heart was pure light, it became the first heartful, the light from a heart. However Vanitas became a heartless. Ven and Vanitas's hearts turned into the Kingdom Keys L and D, while the rest turned into the Ultima Weapon, a perfect balance with no heart and thus a "nobody". The Keyblade of people's hearts needed all Heartfuls to unlock Kingdom hearts. No conclusion.
Ellone is Kairi's mother.Nobody seems to have a theory about Kairi's mother, so here's one. The flashback to the Castle Library in Kingdom Hearts I seemed similar to something Ellone would do.
Nobodies have feelings, but do not have a conscience.I think everyone is pretty much in agreement about the fact that Nobodies can feel. They get hurt, get angry, pine for what they want. However, they have no conscience - they can't "follow their hearts" because they don't have hearts to follow. This is why they have no problem with doing whatever they feel is necessary to get what they want. They are incapable of feeling guilty.
Pinnochio was an artificially created NobodyNobodies are bodies without hearts, and Riku explicitely mentions that Pinnochio originally had no heart. This raises two interesting points, firstly, either Geppetto or the Blue Fairy (the latter I seem to recall having no mention) can make Nobodies out of inanimate objects, secondly, a Nobody may in fact be able to develop a heart of their own. They may just need something acting as a moral compass for them to build around. Pinnochio had Jiminy as an acting conscience, and it may be said that That Axel had Roxas, who in turn had Sora, as did Namine.
Surviving Replicas from the Replica Program will be enemies in Kingdom Hearts III.We know that Replicas have serious cases of Cloning Blues, and we know from Days that there are many Replicas we haven't seen yet. If the manga is to be believed, Vexen made 44 Replicas of himself (btw, I wonder if Replicas of Nobodies have hearts). If they're anything like the Riku Replica, they're bound to go Axe Crazy, so they'll wind up as enemies.
Kairi is a Badass Bookworm.That is all.
The Big Bad of Kingdom Hearts III will be...An amnesiac Axel. Search your heart, you know that would be intense!
At almost any other point in time, Riku jumping into the Darkness at the beginning of KH1 would have been a good thing.We know by now that neither the Light nor the Dark is automatically good or bad and that there are Keyblades that hail from both realms. Riku's statement "I'm not afraid of the Dark(ness?)!" shows that he would actually be a good candidate to wield from this realm. Many people would naturally be afraid of the Dark because it is so different from the Light which they are more familiar with. Someone who could understand Darkness and not be afraid of it would be a good person to wield a Keyblade from that realm. However by the beginning of Kingdom Hearts 1, previous events have caused a serious corruption in the Darkness leading to some decidedly not fun times for Riku.
Eraqus is the Guardian HeartlessAfter Xehanort kills him, he turns into magical sparkles, like Sora and Xehanort do when they give up their hearts. Keyblade masters are established as being able to release a person's heart. Without a vessel, Eraqus' heart was absorbed by either Terra or Xehanort and fell into darkness. This also spawned a nobody, possibly a composite nobody of Eraqus and Xehanort, because that would be insanely awesome, and not implausible.
The Keyblade GraveyardDoes not exist because the ancient Keybearers failed at making the X-blade, but rather because someone succeeded.
Future summons will include:
Kingdom Hearts 2 (and their subsequent games) is a delibrate Take That against the polarisation of humankind into absolutes.Naturally, this doesn't come out in the first games, because the very concept of a Sqaure/Disney crossover was thought to be impossible to pull off. So, Noruma opted for the simpler, Disney style Light/Dark struggle. Unfortunely, his boss felt that the game would flop without elements from Final Fantasy. So he added Ansem and jazz about sliding down the slope in order to gain control of the multiverse. Basically, the last 10% of the game - relegate the original Big Bad into the pawn and insert the possible destruction of the entire fricking concept of existence. Noruma probably got inspired by the new direction and decided to roll with it for the rest of the games. Kids want a GBA game? Okay. Cue the Organisation, who only purposes seems to be "act evil" and "get beaten up by some kid in a key". Too much of an Ass Pull? Make their appearence significant by giving them lines that only make sense in context. For added fun, add a stage that makes absoultely no sense based on what you know so far... except you're told it's constructed from your other half of your memories. And then give just enough hints for the player to make some sense of why they're there (they want to posses you). Oh, and tell the hero he's gotta forget everything that happened in the game because they messed with his memory. So now you got Checkhov's Gunmen standing left, right, centre, and hiding behind the trees. How oh how to fire those guns...? Oh wait! Don't you have characters from that game? You know, the one that discussed stuff like the destruction of the enviroment, terrorists, genetic exprementation Gone Horribly Wrong, and mental illness? And actually appeared in the previous games? Yeah. Except, you know, this is a Disney game. So you gotta find something more subtle... or generic. Or both. Hmmm, I seem to remember Sora became a Heartless. And the Org complaining about being "nobodies". So... where did Sora's, or any of the other Heartless, original body go? Did it go off somewhere and form an independent entity called a Nobody? Sure, why not? Right. We got the Light. We got the Dark. And out of the blue, we have Nobodies. So we have Light fighting Dark, with the victims becoming Nobodies, signifying the futility of conflict? Yawn. Okay, let's try this again. Nobodies are the remainder of the bodies whose hearts fell to the darkness. What would they want most? Their hearts back? Obviously. So they just whack Heartless? Too slow. Some of them just reappear anyway. Hmm, a new Nobody with a Keyblade? (Remember the Keyblade is the most effective weapon for dispatching Heartless.) Score! Go recruit him, and ask him to kill Heartless because he has to. Or something like that. New Nobody not the sharpest blade in the kitchen because he has no memories? Just ask Vexen to make a puppet that he can manipulate, and ultimately, become his replacement. A Keyblade is a Keyblade, after all. Not that poor cute Roxy is gonna mind, he's got no heart after all.... ...wait, maybe I got that part wrong. So Roxas beats the bejesus out of Xion and throws your puppet subsitution plan out of the window. Worse, he ran away, because you told him nothing about the Keyblade. So fetch him back... wait. Your dispatch got royally owned too. Worse, he went back to Sora. Keyblade's still a Keyblade, right? So let Sora do the job for you. Not as if he'll stop even if he knew of the plan anyway! So the Org's a really bad bunch who have to die.... right? RIGHT? Maybe. (But that's for another game.) Sooooooo, back to the Light and Dark... thingy. So Light is Lawful Good and Dark is Chaotic Evil....? Yaaaaaawn. Too predictable. You already got the ball rolling with the Nobodies and what with Riku and his Dark Form, you might as well go the whole hog. You can't touch Kairi because she's a being of pure light. Which leaves us... with Sora. Sora, Sora, Sora, Sora. So he's a big damn hero with a shade of Knight Templar, always ready to help his friends and smack the bad guys into obilvion. That, combined with a never say die attitude combined with a practically eternal smile, make him a perfect hero. Perhaps too perfect. So Noruma strings up the 2 loose ends: requiring the plot to grow to keep it dynamic, and resolving the hanging thread that is Sora's Heartless. So he comes up with Dark Is Not Evil, ran away with the idea, and shit became serious. How to modify Sora's character so that the growth seems natural rather than out of the blue? Have him go through puberty. Then change the execution of the plot such that without changing Sora's base personality, his strengths actually become weaknesses. And so we have: Yen Sid's first meeting with Sora. Why did he have to rebrief Sora and Co about the Heartless, the enemies they had been fighting in the previous games ad nasuem? The answer lies in this line (paraphrased): Should one of you, such as Donald, give in to the darkness, they will become a Heartless. He wasn't talking to Donald in particular. He was talking to all of them. Why tell Sora something he already knew? Because Yen Sid knew the Sora he was talking to was not the same Sora that Mickey had told him about. He knew that Sora was going to accept his darkness sooner or later, but (probably due to Mickey), also knew that just because he had experienced darkness didn't mean he could handle his own personal darkness - it was an entirely alien concept to him. He also probably thought that Sora would have never believed him anyway, being the Keybearer of Light and all. So Yen Sid has to be a bit more subtle with his warning. When he introduced the Nobodies, he didn't just say they were incapable of feeling emotion, he says that Nobodies don't exist. So please tell me how a bunch of supposedly non-existent beings can threaten world peace. Meaning, Yen Sid knew of the logical inconsistency of his argument, and wanted to test his reaction. If Sora was aware of his darkness, he would have spotted the flaw easily, and Yen Sid would have very well let him know about the complicated facets of the Nobodies. But Sora swallows the information whole and never questions its logic, because the only thing that make sense to him was defeating the baddies. Conveniently, the baddies live in the realm of dark. For Sora, at least, Dark = Evil. So Yed Sid took this as a sign the his darkness with too weak for him to even detect, much less embrace. The result being he purposely dehumanized the enemy in the hope that the resulting Moral Dissonance would be enough to wake his dark side due to the trigger of doubt. To that end, Yen Sid designed Sora's clothing to allow his darkness to grow so that he could, ultimately, learn to control it. He actually had a damn good reason to do so: if Sora did became an avatar of pure light (by suppressing his darkness to oblivion), he might have done some stupid things simply to get rid of evil. When designing the clothes, Yen Sid noted then he gather his friends and drew power from them. To that end, he came up with the Drive Form. He drops a hint about the real purpose of his clothing (in the form of the mirrors): to explore all his facets of his power, including his darkness. To that end, the 3 fairies arguing about what colour Sora's clothing should be were actually arguing about what Sora's combat focus should be. When they finally not to use one single colour, they all use their magic.... to turn his clothes black. Sora doesn't even question the Fridge Logic behind this. So, if the Drives are powered by Light, why is his darkness able to hijack the suit? Answer: Yen Sid designed it that way. The suit supposedly changes to it's owners requirement, so long he mastered that form first. (Which would explain why you can choose what form you change into, and when you can escape that form.) Except that's not entirely accurate: the suit changes according to whatever the owner thinks he needs. Low stress situations, this is not much of the problem: he's been fighting Heartless all day long. It's under high stress situations that we see the brilliance in Yed Sid's idea. Initially, he is under the impression that Nobodies were just regular Mooks and OXIII simply a upgrade of the former. Then he actually meets them. Demyx, supposedly the most cowardly and a weak fighter, fights hard. The seed of doubt is planted in his heart, but he brushes it aside with his usual bravado. Even without the OXIII, his travels become some kind of a vice that increases his stress. It's not so much on having to chase down the OXIII (which Sora dosen't take seriously at this point), it's the time he spends traveling. Sora's hormones finally get a chance to manifest themselves after being stuck in 1 year of statis - turning his determination into hard-headedness, letting his emotions get the better of his judgment, and, finally, realizing his capability for sexual and romantic (rather then asexual and platonic) love. So, all this while, his secret darkness is growing in strength - but Sora actively and passively stunts its growth - justifying his hard headedness as doing what is necessary, reversing his outbusts very quickly (or putting his money were his mouth is), and squicking his relationship with Kairi into Do Not Want territory. (This may very well explain why Sora never explains his actions: Having to verbalize the thought would mean having to face it later. And face it: if Sora was truly aware of his depth of his relationship with Kairi, he wouldn't have acted in a way that implied that Sora was embarrassed of having * that* kind of relationship with Kairi even though Kairi was already his girlfriend.) Now the finale (for KHII, at least): Meeting the rest of the Organisation. Sora probably knew about the existence of his darkness but dismissed it. So he storms the castle,
Sora doesn't really love Kairi that way. It's just Noruma screwing with us.Doubtless Normua likes to screw with people ever since CoM came out. (See above Light v Dark arugment. It could be argued that Light was absolute dominance (but in a good way) and Dark was free will, splitting the universe into many forms because the Hive Mind was too freaky... but that's for another WMG.) So it wouldn't be surprising if Noruma managed to take everything that has happened into canon and reinterpret it so hard that even Master Xenahort would be spinning in his grave screaming "WTF?". So we start at the beginning. Kairi gets launched into deep space by Terranort and lands on Sora's home. Being the kid he was... naturally he'd want to get to know her. Kairi, basically a refugee, would have no one to trust expect a few naive kids (who actually saw her land) since the rest of the islands would have seen her as a foreign alien at best, or the sign of the apocalypse at worst. So, Sora and Riku are her emotional support for that critical part, and as a consequence end up as best of friends. Riku might have been secretly wanted to bring Kairi back home, which started his whole "I want to explore the worlds" mentality. It's possible that he might have been her official partner if not for him obsessing over interdimentional travel and trying to kill his best friend so that so could protect Kairi even though he was already trying to do the same thing. Annnnyway, backtracking a bit. It's possible that the papou fruit bear the same significance as Roxas's sea-salt ice cream - a unbreakable bond. But who said the bond had to be romantic? Riku. (At least, that was what he implies.) So Riku is egging Sora wanting to share the fruit with Kairi, either because he was he was teasing him, or he was secretly jealous. But the fruit was probably more symbolic "love" (i.e. mutual respect for friends) then functional. Meaning that Sora could have shared the damn fruit with Riku if he wanted to. Kairi's out of the picture until Sora reaches Hollow Bastion. How would you react if you saw your best friend stab himself in the chest, smiling as he does so, getting to see him for what could be the last time before he evaporates into balls of light? At least, you'd be scared shitless. So Kairi revives Sora with The Power Of Love? Maybe not. Maybe it's an ability inherent to all Princesses of Light. Maybe Sora's strong will meant he would have gotten better anyway. Or maybe Noruma pulled that plot point out of his ass. Back to Traverse Town. Kairi gives Sora her lucky charm, which becomes the Keychain for his Oathkeeper. So, subtle form of Relationship Upgrade? How about maybe, just maybe, she's just trying to give confidence to the boy who has to defeat evil incarnate with just the help of a goofy person, a duck, and a oversized key? And finally Ansem is evaporated by the Light and Sora saves the day. No wait, he's still gotta find Riku and Mickey. Of course you'd be upset that your friend has to leave again. Fastfoward to KHII... and Sora doesn't even realise he has Oath Keeper until later in the game. That alone should mean something. Not to mention that he only mentions Kairi as a passing remark since she was safe. If he truly liked her that way, if would have at least be more concerned. Even Kairi's kidnap didn't do much (truth be told, he was already raring to go the OXIII's base and kick their asses), which meant that even though he had every intention of rescuing Kairi, he remained rather emotionally detached towards to whole affair. In all fairness, Xigbar was raining down bullets on his ass and calling him Roxas. A guy's gotta have priorities, after all. So he finally meets with with Kairi and his reaction is something like "Long time no see." Then Kairi introduces him to Riku, which leads to that scene. (Explanation: Sora knew squat about what happened to Riku after he went poof into the Dark Realm.) To sum up: Sora's just performing his duty as a friend. After all, he has to save the world doing so, so it would be reasonable to check back once a while to see if his friends are still alive. So, in short, Kairi's just Sora's friend who happened to be a girl. So, that scene where Sora blushes on the mention of Kairi's name and him fantasizing dancing with Kairi? Blame Freud for that.
Riku will become stronger than SoraBecause he uses both Light and Darkness. His ability to dive head first into the darkness and not be turned into a heartless ( and it's been said that only a Princess of Heart has no darkness in their heart so he should have become one at some point) and the fact that he was the only one of the island trio who was purposefully chosen ( Kairi was an accident, and Sora is just a long ass complicated story) makes me think he may has the most potential, even more than Sora. He doesn't fear the darkness (he's said as much himself) so it can't use him the way it would others. But he still has enough light to wield that as well. After the final game, he will be the one to bring back the revitalize the keyblade masters, teaching them to wield both powers for maximum effectiveness. In other words: He's Luke Skywalker.
Kairi will be left behind on the Destiny Islands during the next adventure because she will either be pregnant with or nursing Sora's baby.I know Nomura said this was No Hugging, No Kissing, but let's be honest, we can't trust anything Nomura says about the plot. Now I know the idea of 15/16 year olds getting married and having kids is pushing the envelope considerably, but it's not absurd in a fantasy setting, and teen marriage has been used in the Final Fantasy series as a plot point before- Yuna was 17 during Final Fantasy X, and she gets married, it's a sham and unconsummated, but she gets married.
Sora is a Kingdom Hearts in human formSince Sion and Dominique are unable to have children, they did some magic ritual to transform the nearby kingdom hearts into a baby to have a kid
In Kingdom Hearts III...
Kingdom Hearts III will feature Princes of Darkness
Final battle of Kingdom Hearts IIISora versus teenaged Master Xehanort. No items. Destiny Islands. Bonus points if Teen!Xehanort consumed Kingdom Hearts and the battle is trying to deal enough damage to cause it explode out of him, leaving him trapped nowhere forever.
Kingdom Hearts 3 will end with showing the Keyblade Graveyard and in a flash of light lots, maybe even ALL, of the Keyblades then disappear
There will be another prequil titled Kingdom Hearts: The Keyblade War.
The reason why Roxas isn't like the other Nobodies is that he isn't a Nobody at all.
Master Xehanort has a Nobody.
Lea met Kairi at some point in Radiant Garden.
Expect a few surprising choices for Final Fantasy guest characters in the next game.
Leon is going to get to wield a Keyblade in the next game.
Alternately, Leon already had a Keyblade, but lost it when Radiant Garden fell.In KH1 he's pretty well-informed about the nature of the Keyblade and the Heartless, and takes the fall of Radiant Garden far more personally than anyone else, blaming himself and abandoning his name as a result. Even though he's no slouch as a fighter, however, he relegates himself to playing Supporting Leader to an inexperienced teenaged kid who has almost no idea what he's doing, eventually sending Sora to Hollow Bastion rather than staging an assault himself. Why? Because he already knows he can't do it himself. At some point prior to or during Radiant Garden's fall, Squall Leonhart received a Keyblade and fought Maleficent and the Heartless, but was defeated thanks to Xehanort's Heartless working against him behind the scenes. The Keyblade disappeared when he hit the Despair Event Horizon and he retreated to Traverse Town to become the Shell-Shocked Veteran that Sora got to know.
Mickey is trying to be Master Xehanort's good counterpart.Mickey has a thing for redeeming dark characters, and certain elements of his character suggest he may also be trying to do the same for Master Xehanort's motives and ideas. Like Master Xehanort he states that the greatest light can arise from the darkness, like Master Xehanort he spends most of his time in the dark and can use the corridors of darkness, and like Master Xehanort he doesn't like to do too much himself but rather guide other people into carrying out his plans. He also seems to have actively sought out the other half of the X-Blade. Mickey might want to redeem his master's friend by showing that his ideas were fine, but that his methods were flawed.
Ven's random unexplained shrinkage in Cinderella's world(and the accompanying shrunk Unversed) are a result of a Mini spell gone wrong.Once Ven learned that spell and discovered how fun it was to stomp on the teeny tiny Unversed like Godzilla, he got a bit too enthusiastic and accidentally miniaturized himself along with a handful of Unversed. The shock of getting caught in the rebound of a miscast spell resulted in Ven losing consciousness and having no memory of the incident. The reason he woke up inside the trap in Cinderella's house...er, the Fairy Godmother took pity on him and intervened so the unconscious Ven would be discovered by Cinderella instead of being an easy meal for Lucifer?
Let's play "Guess which negative emotion each Unversed represents"!
Terra and Eraqus really aren't that stupid in trusting Xehanort. No, it's not just them being Genre Blind. Xehanort is intentionally fooling with their minds to make them not realize he's anything but evil darkness. It's obvious to us that he's evil, but that's because he's not using the power of darkness to fool with us and make his eyes look blue or green - he can't affect OUR reality!
Jihl is going to show upShe'll probably play a villainous role.
In Kingdom Hearts III...Sora'll be controlling Unversed. Yep. Vanitas does something good for the 'verse after all...
The alternate forms Sora, Donald, and Goofy assume when they go to certain worlds are chosen by Donald, since he's the one casting the spells that cause the transformations.This is why, in the Pride Lands, Sora took the form of a lion cub instead of an adolescent lion, even though the older lion form would have made more sense for Sora. Donald still sees Sora as a child, either because the fact that Sora went through puberty while sleeping for a year hasn't really sunk into his mind yet(understandable, after waking up and seeing that this cute kid has suddenly gained about a foot of height and a deeper voice), or because Sora's childishness makes it easy to forget his age.
Sora is Unskilled, but Strong, while Terra, Ven, and Aqua(and possibly other keyblade users) are Weak, but Skilled.The huge variety of techniques available to the BBS protagonists isn't just the game developers veering away from the "Mash X until the enemy is dead" gameplay of the first two KH games - it reflects how much more the BBS protagonists know about using the keyblade. Sora was able to figure out a few neat tricks on the fly, but the main strategy he relies on is just running up to enemies and hitting them. Despite having no formal training and only knowing rudimentary magic and keyblade techniques, he defeats enemies simply because he can bulldoze his way through fights with massive amounts of raw power.
Sora is the X-Blade at this point, even more so.The X-Blade was Ven and Vanitas clashing together, and he's both. He's the Light, the Darkness, the clash between the two, and the Nothing that is inbetween.
Hearts are actually the physical embodiment of people's souls.The Japanese word used to describe the 'heart' in game is 'kokoro', which can be translated to 'heart', 'soul', or 'spirit'. When someone looses their heart, they go into a coma-like state, similar to people who have out of body experiences. This 'heart' isn't necessarily where emotion comes from, as animals have emotion but religiously have no soul. Thus Nobodies CAN feel emotion, even without a heart. It also explains the propaganda against Nobodies from Yen Sid, as the whole series is turning into some kind of weird religious metaphor, and heathens in Ye Olden Dayes were said to be evil and soulless.
Origins of the Keyblade Masters.I have a theory that many of them were initially guardians / potential guardians (a-la Slayers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) of the Princesses of Heart (which itself is a "Chicken or Egg" problem). They could manifest the power of their own Heart in the form of a special weapon (ex: the Dream Weapons and Riku's Soul Eater) to aid in the defending the Princesses. Some worlds started to have an increased imbalance of Light and Dark - possibly through Darkness-tainted Magic - and the Darkness began to be manifest in strange forms. Whether these are the predecessors of Unversed does not matter but the one weapon that could defeat the Darkness-Manifest and their masters were weapons manifested from the more Light-aspect of the guardians' Hearts. Over time, the attributes of the manifest-weapons were refined and Keyblades were forged. Of course, as the weapons are formed from Hearts and Hearts can change, they can be used by a Dark Keyblade Master.
Vanitas and Master Xehanort will also be born from sleep.Word of God says that because of the... unique, circumstances of several characters fates, many of them are in a unique capacity to return. And a Nice Job Breaking It, Hero moment, where Sora realizes he's also brought back the components of the X-Blade and his worst enemy not just brought back to life, but made young again would be neat to see. (as well as a Talking to Himself moment between Sora and Vanitas,as well as Roxas and Ventus.)
Vanitas or Braig will become Dragon Ascendant.
Kairi would've gotten her keyblade much earlier (and without Riku's help) if it weren't for Namine's existence.As long as Namine's around, Kairi is in an incomplete state just like Sora. She disappears just before Kairi gets her keyblade, and the next time we see her, she's transparent like Roxas was, implying that they had already merged before that. Sora could use the keyblade while incomplete because he already had it before he split, and having Ven's heart with him probably didn't hurt, but Kairi's keyblade wouldn't recognize her until she was whole again, even after she took the prerequisite levels in badass to be able to wield it.
Sora isn't chosen by his own keyblade until Hollow Bastion.One of my favorite scenes in the first game is the confrontation between Sora and Riku, and seeing it again, I realize why Sora gets the keyblade (back). It's not because Riku uses darkness, (I don't know why people even think that from the context of the scene, Riku had already entered Dark Mode, and tried to kill Sora with Dark Firaga before he lost the keyblade so that can't be it.) so that can't be it.) But what they actually say, from Riku's What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway? to Sora's Power of Friendship and Heart Is an Awesome Power... Y'know what I think I'll let those two do the talking, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvnTSI2NLtQ
Xehanort got back his memories before he became a heartless.In the Secret Ansem Reports, it talks about how Ansem's first tests on darkness were psychological examinations of Xehanort's heart, so they could help him recover his memories. Later, in both series of Ansem Reports, It talks about how Xehanort finds a door in Ansem's castle and opens it and find's the heart of Radiant Garden. This door is presumably Radiant Garden's keyhole. And he opens it... how? both Xehanort's heartless, and his nobody seem to recall bits of their previous lives, Xehanort's heartless even being able to wield the keyblade of people's hearts, and Xemnas joining with kingdom hearts displaying remarkable keyblade-like abilities. It's possible that, sometime before he opened the door to Radiant Garden, he recovered some of his memories, mostly those related to keyblade wielding, and used them in his experiments from that point forward, Ultimately using his keyblade to unlock the darkness in his heart and become a heartless.
Aqua will become an "Obi-Wan" of sorts to Sora in Kingdom Hearts IIIBecause you know you want it.
The neoshadows surrounding Ventus in the flashback to Vanitas's creation are former keyblade wielders.Where Xehanort succeeded with Ventus, he failed with many others. Instead of splitting into two beings, the others were consumed by the darkness and became Heartless.
In the event of "death", all hearts return to... Kingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts is the "deity", and source of all creation in the Kingdom Hearts Universe. All hearts come from it, and when someone dies, or a Heartless is defeated, the Heart is released, and returns to Kingdom Hearts. Kingdom Hearts contains both Light and Darkness, and the Heart is left to reside in the realm where it would be most comfortable. Even remaining in the living realm as a spirit if wanted.
Vanitas is responsible for the deaths of Ienzo’s parents, and, by extension, Ienzo’s descent into darkness.
The Mimic Master is the Unversed formed from Ienzo’s desire for vengeance.
Kingdom Hearts 3D will concern Replicas of Sora, Riku and an unidentified third party
The Mickey keychain on the Kingdom Key has nothing to do with MickeyIt's actually a symbol to represent a trinity, the fact that it looks like Mickey is a cooncidence. Think about it, it's made up of three circles. The fact that one is bigger than the other two means just it's a much more important part.
All the legends that referred to the Keyblade as if there was only one of them......were actually referring to the χ-Blade. The "χ" was just lost in translation.
Kingdom Hearts III will be about the Second Keyblade War, and Kairi will use the knowledge she gained from her grandmother's story to serve as a guiding light during/after the war.Based on Xehanort's accounts, Kairi's grandmother's story is about the Keyblade War and its aftermath. No doubt this will be important. If Kingdom Hearts III will be the conclusion of the Xehanort saga, it will also be the climax of his plot- a new Keyblade War.
The Keyblade Wielder Order was based on the Jedi.Hey, they're a group of warriors with unique, cool swords and unusual, magical abilities, charged with keeping balance in the world, have a master-apprentice dynamic and must constantly beware the temptation of darkness...
Kingdom Hearts III will feature Sora & Co. as adults.Sora and the gang all aged between I and II, so it's possible they will age during the gap between II and III as well. Since the gap between games is longer this time they will age a lot more than between I and II. I expect a five-seven year Time Skip between II and III which will place Sora in his early twenties with a level in badass to match.
Mickey was keeping what exactly he was training under Yen Sid for a secret from the rest of Disney TownWhich is why Donald and Goofy didn't know what a keyblade was. Why isn't clear, maybe they've been trying to keep Keyblades as secret as possible ever since the War.
In Kingdom Hearts III Xehanort will break Sora's keyblade.It's obvious he will be back, and will be fed up with Sora's interference in his schemes. To take Sora out of the equation without killing him Xehanort will break the keyblade. This will force Sora to use other weapons and/or other people's keyblades until Sora can get his keyblade repaired.
The Rite of Succession requires more than just touching someone else's keybladeSpecifically, it requires both the current wielder and the one succeeding them to touch it at the same time for several seconds. This is why Leon and Captain Jack touched Sora's key and yet won't get their own- they both took it from his hands, but weren't touching it as the same time as him for more than a moment.
Master Eraqus has a NobodyNumerous comparisons have been made between what happened to Eraqus' heart going into Terra when Xehanort stabbed him, and Kairi's heart going into Sora in the Fall of Destiny Islands. When Sora lost his heart, a nobody formed not only for him, but for the secondary heart he was carrying—Namine. So, logically, when Terranort lost his amalgamated Terra-Xemnas heartcluster, a nobody should have formed for the secondary heart he was carrying, an Eraqus nobody.
Sora has ANOTHER NobodyIn KH, Sora holds Kairi's and Ven's heart. Kairi had Namine. However, I think Roxas was actually a nobody for Ven due to their blatant similarities. So Sora has one more nobody for himself he has not found yet. My only obscure evidence (assuming Storyline and Gameplay segregation is not applied) is Sora spontaneously activating anti-form implied hes still unstable after Roxas reunion. Tetsuya do leave uncanon hints like the Armor battle in Final Mix which become significant for BBS.
Xehanort's role as Big Bad will be usurped in Kingdom Hearts III.By Xanatos. Xehanort will make the mistake of recruiting him into his organization of Disney villians and underestimate Xanatos's ability to play the trope named after him. If he succedds in overthrowing Xehanort then it will open up new sources of magic and new business oppportunities. If he fails, then the research he's collected in he meantime on "Darkness of the Heart" and "Heartless" and "Gumni Ship" ( in addition to his other technolgies and magical options) will allow him to cause an Enemy Civil War. If nothing else a certain boy with a boy key will be a useful pawn to keep his world and family safe.
Donald and Goofy knew exactly what Mickey was talking about when he mentioned a "key to our survival".The note was written in code to keep anyone else from understanding what was going on if they should happen upon it.
What'd happen if Xion split and became her own person?
Xehanort is more powerful then he looks.That's not Terra/Eraqus/Yen Sid overlooking his flaws to give him a chance - that was Xehanort doing it all along. And even then...
Xehanort lived in the Original World.Ok, maybe not Master Xehanort, but his original heart. What leads to this conclusion is MX's strange behaviour. If you saw MX and Terra's initial interaction, you think he's a Well-Intentioned Extremist ... but later on, he's just evil. By looking at the two in conjuction, you either conclude that he was crazy or believed Utopia Justifies the Means. Thing was... he had a point. If Xehanort more accurately, Terranort could have plotted The End of the World as We Know It, it stands to show that he could have done it in the past. Quite possibly, the Original World was called Kingdom Hearts, which was just a kingdom full of hearts of neither Light or Dark. As the population grew (or time passed), it because obvious they needed a leader. Enter Xehanort Prime. By forging the first X-Blade, he created order. Consequently, chaos was born. Both were locked into the X-Blade because he was the only one who could handle the power. Naturally, everyone wanted one. Because the forging process was imprefect, they became "keys" to order and chaos: The Keyblades of Light and Dark. Neither side could best agree on how best to rule the Original World, so the Keyblade War was fought. It became a long war of attrition, in which no one really "died" because their hearts would just be recast into different bodies. Xehanort Prime knew they could not co-exist, despite his efforts, so he struck a deal: He would destroy the original X-Blade - giving up access the Kingdom Hearts - and split it into different areas of both Light and Dark so that everyone could have a slice of the pie. The old Keyblades were decommissioned, purposely placed in a crossroads as a war memorial, and the area renamed the Keyblade Graveyard. To prevent the Keyblade War from happening again anywhere else, he added one more condition: they had to give up their bodies and memories to become new poeple. The exhuasted combatants agreed. And so the New World was made, with the new hearts literally becoming the children of the War. As the Old World crumbled, the hearts would merge and split, each with the potential of light and dark - except that Xehanort noticed some hearts flat out refused to merge with the other side. Fearing the worse, and with little time to spare, Xehanort Prime quickly imprinted critical memories of the War into his heart before he too was cast into the New World. Xehanort Prime was reborn in Destiny Islands (as MX), possibly as one of its founders. Unfortuntely, the hasty imprintation of the memories meant that all context of the War was lost, and MX was left seeking without answers. Using a (new) Keyblade, he travelled the world in search of answers. It turned out that two other people (Yen Sid and Eraqus) had the same idea. After a lengthy discussion, Xehanort suggested they utilise an unused parcel of land to train Keyblade Masters, calling it Land Of Departure. On Xehanort's insistence, Yen Sid invented the Rite Of Sucession which meant that no one else could wield a Keyblade unless they dictacted it. Also, Xehanort installed a Keyhole in his seat and entrusted to Eraqus to use in case of an emergency. This Keyhole would wipe the memories of those who entered, meaning the secret of the Land Of Departure (and subsequently, the Rite Of Sucession) would be lost. Lastly, he ensured that none of them would remember that these were his inventions. He then "forgot" all these, giving the impression it was never his idea (or theirs) to begin with. Towards BBS, problems surfaced. Eraqus went a little too far fighting the Dark. Yen Sid wanted to train a pupil called Mickey, but Eraqus flat out refused, because he was not "pure". Yen Sid secretly trained Mickey though, and when found out, ordered Xenahort to peform a Rite of Denial to Yen Sid as punishment. As their relationship threatend to fall apart, Xehanort had to secretly modify their memory so it would seem that Yen Sid had retired of his own violition, Mickey was his legitimate pupil, and Eraqus had approved all this. The stress of the procedure broke him. He became conviced that Light and Dark would never reconcile unless the X-blade was reconstructed, merging everyone into one single entitiy- Kingdom Hearts. He became so obsessed that he became a machine programmed and overwritten by himself, forever wanting to construct Kingdom Hearts until it was completed - forgetting why the War was fought in the first place, dooming him into an infinite loop. Manipulation became a means to an end for Xehanort - appearing apologetic to Eraqus to influence Terra, playing a dangerous game with Vanitas simply to obtain the X-Blade, and when that failed (possibly because it was a defective copy), imprinting his heart to Terra to counter any sabotage - which did happen. He was able to get back up to speed due to giving himself several other options - creating the Heartless and Nobodies, imprinting 2 more backups, 1 Heartless and one Nobody, knowing full well that a heart was vitually indistructable and a body easily regenrated...
Going even further with this theory: Xehanort was the "Sora" of the Original WorldHence all the parallels between them.
Xehanort has the same heart-binding power that Sora does.Only unlike Sora, he's learned how to abuse that power to get others to do what he wants. Think about it, his force of presence is so strong that whether you like him or hate him, you just can't resist being affected by him. And Xehanort being who he is, he can manipulate you through that connection either way. It explains (and feel free to add more examples):
Oswald will be the dark Keyblade wielder and Big Bad. Will have epic duel with MickeyLike the title said. It'll be more personal epic battle between brothers as King Oswald become corrupted with power and hunger for revenge against Mickey. He will held dual Keyblades, will be assisted by Phantom Blot, and leads the army of Nobodies. Oswald's quest for power is even more personal: He wishes to resurrect his beloved Ortensia, with the help of the Nobodies, and he blames Mickey for her death.
The Kingdom Keys were formed by splitting the X-blade.This explains why they aren't available in Birth By Sleep, and why Mickey had to go into the Dark Realm to find his.
Namine can remember Xion.Because of her power over memories, Namine remembers Xion even though no one else can. Whether or not Kairi has access to these memories depends on whether or not Namine sealed off her own memories on account of them being traumatic (would you want to remember a full year of abuse all of a sudden?) Evidence: Namine's sketch of Roxas and Axel still contains Xion even after all other memories of Xion have faded.
After the Xehanort Saga, the series will follow Sora's son.As the title says, it will follow Sora's son or daughter (by Kairi, Riku, Namine, Xion, Aqua, Roxas or whoever you'd like). He or she will form a Five-Man Band with Max Goof, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Additional party members will include Melody, Kiara, and, once again, Peter Pan. An older Denzel will fight in Olympus Coliseum, and an older Marlene will live in Radiant Garden. I don't know, it's just something that I'd like to see happen.
In the next game, Sora will perform an Advent Children like OmnislashJust thinking, but I think it would be cool if he could replicate Cloud's Omnislash, every keychain he has transform into a keyblade and Sora slashes the Big Bad many times.
Valor form's lack of magic is from Sora confusing courage with recklessnessI mean seriously, what's more reckless than giving up an entire set of abilities to power up another set? Most people would keep a few remaining for emergencies. Thankfully he gains the wisdom to not completely give up abilities by the time he gains Wisdom form
Vanitas will take control of Sora at some point, and when he does, he'll attack Kairi.Because not only is it the cruelest thing he could possibly do, it's also an opportunity for him to forge the X-blade again. He doesn't need Ventus; any pure heart will do just fine.
The "key to our survival" isn't just any keyblade, but rather the Kingdom Key in particular.Mickey knew that it would take both Kingdom Keys to secure the safety of the universe. This is related to the above WMG about the Kingdom Keys each being half of the X-blade. A normal keyblade wouldn't suffice- it had to be the Kingdom Key, and he needed to go retrieve the Realm of Darkness' Kingdom Key so they could seal the door from both sides.
The Bonus Boss fights in Birth By Sleep are fought in dreams.Terra and Ventus really are already comatose, and Aqua is really in the Realm of Darkness. However, they have no rest. They continue dreaming about combat, and whatever those bosses are take advantage of that fact. As the series has already established the efficacy of dreams and simulations for combat training, and also the danger that lurks within, it doesn't matter that it is All Just a Dream—the danger is very real.
Ariel is not a Princess of Heart because she is not a maiden of pure heart...Because, as a mermaid, she does not have the same kind of heart that humans do. In the original story, she earns the right to earn a soul after sacrificing herself, but all that happens in the movie is Triton makes her human. There are no guarantees that this gave her a traditionally human being, and even if there were, in KH, she's still a mermaid. Therefore, her heart registers as impure—literally. She has "imperfections" from the point of view of a human heart.
The ending to Kingdom Hearts III...Will involve Xehanort somehow destroying Sora's keyblade. In order to defeat him, all of his friends will perform Rite of Successions with him, even Xion, Roxas, and TVA. All of their keyblades will continue to be destroyed, until they're all gone. At this point, Sora will use the power of friendship to form the X-Blade, the perfect balance between light and darkness. This will summon Kingdom Hearts, which will only please Xehanort, giving him more power and putting him closer to his goal. Xehanort will use the power of nothing to nearly defeat Sora, and Sora will have to open the door to Kingdom Hearts. Sora will gain the power over everything, destroying Xehanort, and himself, in the process.
Zack did indeed die at the end of Birth by Sleep......but we'll see him again. I mean, come on, the Underworld is right there.
Zack and Sephiroth are related some how, or are now the same person.My theory is that, for his own inscrutable reasons Sephiroth used his powers to merge with Zack. It is my only explanation for his strange fate at the end of Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep
When Sora finally manages to save Terra, Terra's physical appearance will still be that of Xehanort.Methinks that all of that time being held captive by Master Xehanort's darkness will have some irreversible aftereffects on Terra. Additionally, while he'll still aid the heroes, Terra will not want to be saved (or feel like he deserved salvation), just like Riku-Ansem in II, out of fear and loathing of what he's done and what he perceives himself as. Additionally, this might lead to a battle with the Lingering Sentiment, who, thanks to being the remnant of Terra's mind and hatred for Xehanort, will mistake Terra for Xehanort.
When they said Master Xehanort didn't return from nonexistence alone, they were referring to...
The Lingering Sentiment will be instrumental in bringing Terra back.The armor will separate into its component parts, equip itself onto Xehanort's body, and drive Xehanort's heart out. For added points, "Fate of the Unknown" will be playing, and once Terra returns to his original self, he will pull off his helmet just as the song ends, just like in the Final Mix + Secret Ending.
Poor Terra is split in three.When Master Xehanort merged with Terra, Xehanort's heart merged with Terra's and his soul took over, ejecting Terra's soul from his body. This means Terranort has Terra's body, Xehanort's soul, and both Terra's and Xehanort's hearts. The Lingering Sentiment is supposedly animated by Terra's "rage" - but we know that the soul is both the animating force and intelligence of a being (hence Nobodies consisting of both body and soul). Thus, I posit that Terra's soul resides in the Lingering Sentiment. When the Xehanort we all know and hate from the main series aka Terranort lost his heart, he, of course, separated into Ansem Seeker of Darkness and Xemnas. ASoD, being Terranort's Heartless, had Terra's and Xehanort's hearts, while Xemnas had Terra's body and Xehanort's soul.
A non-squicky way to resolve Roxas/Xion.If Roxas is indeed an amnesiatic Ven, and Xion is an Opposite-Sex Clone of Sora. The two aren't genetically related, and any word to the contrary comes from people who don't know what they're talking about. Admitedly, the Replica program is itself a bit squicky, but there's nothing too bad about pairing up Ventus and Xion.
Every memory-related inconsistency is Namine's fault.That's right. Every single instance of character's forgetting something important is backlash from Namine reconstructing Sora's memories between Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II. Her memory reconstruction had long-reaching, unforseen effects. Donald and Goofy not recognizing Yen Sid's Tower? Namine did it. Ariel forgetting that Ursula was evil? That was Namine too. Mickey not thinking to mention Terra, Aqua, and Ven until after coded? You guessed it, Namine. And so on and so forth.
Vanitas wasn't supposed to take over Ven's body.Xehanort said the χ-Blade would soon belong to him, not Vanitas. Creating a keyblade wielder who is both inherently uncontrollable and stronger than himself would be way out of character for Xehanort. Maybe he thought that after Ven and Vanitas merged, they would produce only the χ-Blade, and not someone who could wield it. This would explain Vanitas' Dragon with an Agenda traits; he was in on this technicality while Xehanort wasn't. Not once after getting the χ-Blade does he mention "Xehanort" or "my Master." He was doing it for himself all along; he was just clever enough to wait until after getting the Infinity Plus One Sword and killing the heroes before backstabbing Xehanort.
Sora lost all of his memories from before KHI.When Sora became a heartless, he forgot everything from before the beginning of KHI. All of his memories went into not Roxas (created from Sora's own heart), but Namine (created from Kairi's heart), as Roxas and Xion know nothing, while Namine knows enough of Sora's memories to manipulate a former memory of his into something his heart recognizes—it would be much easier to do this if Sora had no memory there. This would explain:
The Heartless Machinery enscription will come up again.It's noteworthy that it mentioned two keys to Kingdom Hearts. This is likely a reference to the two Kingdom Keys. If the Kingdom Keys are the two halves of the X-blade, this will be important later.
The Realm of Darkness has a giftshop at the entranceBecause somehow, almost anyone who enters it ends up with an Organization coat. provide goods and synthesis materials for whoever is willing to pay. Need I remind everyone of the Organization XIII-affiliated Moogles that some here on this site claim to be the true mastermind behind everything? Heck, if you can synthesize the Ultima Weapon by handing over the Keyblade and a select few items, who's to say that the Moogles (or better yet, their ancestors) weren't responsible for the original Keyblades (i.e. providing humans with the opportunity to open Kingdom Hearts, thus triggering the Keyblade War, or at the very least having the creation of said weapons being able to be traced back to them).
The "Sora" seen in Kingdom Hearts 3D is actually Xion.KH3D supposedly takes place after KHII, yet Sora and Riku have reverted to their KH1 selves for some reason. "Sora" is Xion using his image (intentionally or no); she is either experiencing what she thinks are the events of KH1, or is dreaming—either way, the game will follow dream logic.
The supposed raining Sora's in the 3d trailer is symbolic for Sora, Roxas, Xion, Ven, Vanitas, and Data Sora, and probably ten other Sora or Roxas lookalikes.There are simply too many of that boy running around.
The Evil Queen from Snow White isn't deadHer death wasn't shown onscreen, we're just told that the dwarves avenged Snow White. But the rule of thumb is—if you don't see the body destroyed or in some way clearly deceased onscreen, they're still alive. Presumably she'll show up looking to get rid of the Princesses of Heart for their purity and beauty.
Every sufficiently-powerful nobody has a One-Winged Angel form like Marluxia and XemnasAnd just like how the generic nobodies are named after Final Fantasy classes, the unique forms are based off FF summons (Lich/Hades and Bahamut, in Marluxia and Xemnas' case). Compare Xemnas' armored dragon form to The Undying from FFXII, which was definitely modelled after Bahamut. Notice the similarities?
The Keyblade Riku hands to Kairi is Aqua's Keyblade.
Sora, Riku, Kairi, Donald, Goofy and Mickey will be a rotating party of 6 in Kingdom Hearts III.And as a Mythology Gag to the Final Fantasy series, leaked experience is out, too. It would also give the players a nice laugh, since anyone who read the manual before playing the first Kingdom Hearts would have expected this to occur in the first game (sans Mickey).
Sora has been every single type of creature in the entire series.
The Oathkeeper is a manifestation of Sora's resolve.This is why there are times Sora can't use it, even though he had the Oathkeeper charm the whole time. This also explains why Roxas can use it, without ever explaining when he acquired Namine's Oathkeeper charm.
The Unversed are still out there.Their presence in the final chapter isn't Gameplay and Story Segregation, defeating Vanitas just stopped him from making anymore. Most have been defeated since, but that only means the survivors are the strongest of them.
Vanitas is also the darkness in Sora's heart.That's why they look alike. Like Ven, Vanitas couldn't survive with an incomplete heart, and Sora's darkness merged with him, giving him his unmasked appearance.
The digital Sora that's still in the simulated Twilight Town will become important.I'm not sure how, but the series has already proven that it's not against using look-alike characters, and Sora was conveniently blocked from entering the simulated chamber, which seems to imply that the digital Sora remained even when the real one awoke.
Xemnas and Saix, Ven and AquaNow that we all know from Birth by Sleep about Xehanort's origin, it's interesting to look at Xemnas and Saix in a new manner. It's been said Xemnas, being Terra's body, was more influenced by him, hence the search for his 'friends.' When you consider how he still was so influenced subconsciously, his choice of Saix for second in command makes sense. Blue hair? Holds his weapon in reverse grip? He's like Aqua and Ven rolled into one.
Kingdom Hearts 3D actually takes place in a separate universeThe raining Soras is a metaphor for the differnt versions of Sora in the Multiverse, and Birth by Sleep made him into The Messiah by connecting everybodies heats. and with that 3D will show Sora litarly connecting the Hearts of the differnt versions of himself.
Kingdom Hearts III will be released in 2015.13 is supposed to be an important number in this series, right? Well 2015 will be the 13th anniversary of the first game, so it's the important year to release an important game.
Sora was always meant for the Kingdom KeyNote that around the beginning of the game, a new heart that's obviously Sora's lends part of itself to Ventus. Then all of a sudden he makes a keyblade with part of its guard resembling the Kingdom Key's.
Cloud was a keyblade wielderCompare his KH1 outfit with the ones worn by Terra, Ventus, and Aqua. They all four wear bits of armor and have capes as part of their costume. His wing is can easily be a shotlock command unique to him.
Body-hopping isn't a new thing for XehanortHe first sees Terra as a strong young man with a large supply of Darkness inside him, and from there on in, starts scheming to use Terra as his new vessel. And then think about this: what if this isn't the first time it's happened? What if the body he used before was also stolen from some poor person who got his heart and soul booted out so Xehanort could occupy it instead, so he could grow old in it unrestricted by time? And what if it happened with the body before that, and the body before that, and the body before that...?
Sora is the human incarnation of Kingdom Heart's light.He wasn't even born yet when he was already starting to save people from having their heart break apart at the cost of his own safety. Plus pretty much everything unusual he has done or that has happened to him in his life pointing towards him being unusually strong and filled by light, despite not being "Princess-pure". And even that small speck of darkness could actually be just a "pollution" caused by Vanitas. No way he is just a normal human being! He is actually "The true light, which sleeps within the darkness", which has somehow materialized as a single heart within a newborn on Destiny Island, which is why his tutorial stage is called "Awakening" and why the voice says that he'll one day "Open the door". Sora needs to awaken to his true purpose, in order to finally return the worlds to their original state. This would, of course, make him a Jesus-figure for this Universe in several ways and brings unfortunate implications about his eventual fate...
Pete is a potential Crouching Moron, Hidden BadassPete is the closest thing to an Evil Counterpart that Mickey has in the series. He's possibly got the same potential for Darkness that Mickey has with Light, with the only problem being that Pete's too stupid to do anything other than being a utter douchebag. Whatever spark he has is too small and insignificant for villains like Xehanort and all his incarnations to find useful, but Maleficent, as a Toon herself and self-proclaimed Master of Darkness knows how to actually nurture it. Why else would she make an otherwise pathetic nincompoop as The Dragon?
In the final battle of the final Kingdom Hearts game, Sora will lead an army of Keyblade wielders in an epic final clash against the forces of darkness/Heartless/whateverThis WMG is Exactly What It Says on the Tin
The above WMG is true, but Sora will handle the enemies singlehandedly anyway.Because it's Kingdom Hearts Armeggeddon.
Xehanort's Guardian is Terra's Heartless form, and the fact that it does as Xehanort's asks is a nod to Terra having his heart overtaken by Xehanort's.In the Final Episode, Terranort stabs himself with his Keyblade in an attempt to remove Terra from his heart. Immediately, the Guardian appears and falls into darkness, dragging Xehanort with him.
Nomura lied and at least one of the people caught up in the whole Xehanort mess will end up without a body in the end.My guess is that Sora's (already heavily worn out) body will be damaged or destroyed during the Final Battle in KH3 (In other words: He'll be on the verge to dying) and either it's him who's lost or Ventus/Roxas gives up his /their chance for a seperate existence and allows Sora to take Ventus' sleeping body. Why? Because an "And all was well" ending without any consequences would be just unfitting for a series like this.
Being "Perma-D-Linked" to Ventus heavily influenced Sora's physical development.Sora and Roxas still looking incredibly simmilar, despite Roxas being a copy of Ventus in terms of looks is not a case of Only Six Faces. Rather, Baby Sora's body adjusted to the D-Link his heart had made at (or prior to?) the moment of it's birth and developed into pretty much an identical twin of Ventus in everything but hair over the years. (And let's just assume that all of Sora's ancestry had brown hair and that DNA overuled Heart-based imprint in this case.) Aqua even commented on how Sora is "A spitting image of Ventus".
Max and PJ will appear in Kingdom Hearts IIIMax will be a knight in training, and PJ will be a lackey of Maleficent's, trying to follow his father's footsteps. However, he'll pull a Heel-Face Turn after realizing he's not as bad as his father. Pete will at first disowns his son, but when he sees PJ in danger, he'll pull a semi-Heroic Sacrifice (I say "semi" because I don't think Disney would ever kill-off one of their classic characters).
Kingdom Hearts III will have a Bittersweet EndingThe Downside:
Xemnas was the unity of Terra's body and Xehanort's mind.A Nobody is stated to be made of a "left behind" body and mind/soul. However, where was Terra's mind/soul when we last saw it? Within the Lingering Sentiment. What I am trying to imply with this? Well, this means that Terra was such a huge Love Freak that even his BODY still strove for reuniting with his friends (Think about his "talk" with Aqua's discarded armor and his desperate search for the room containing Ven's sleeping body.), even though the mind controlling this body was following different goals entirely.
Reason why Ariel isn't a Princess of Hearts.Beyond the obvious fact that Maleficent would have needed world's biggest Goldfish Glass in order to contain her, Ariel's world is based on the story "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen. Now, while the topic is never touched upon in the Disney Version, the original fairytale explicitely states that mermaids have no soul (they still have a heart though) and thus cease to exist, akin to the Nobodies, when they die. That's why a mermaid can't be a Princess of Hearts, at least not one useable for the purpose Maleficent intended them for: The other Princesses of Heart all had their hearts removed, in order to forge a Keyblade of Hearts (as mentioned in Birth by Sleep) from them. Their bodies stayed unharmed though, because their souls remained in them and kept them "stable". This wouldn't have worked for Ariel, seeing how she lacks this soul. If anything was to happen to her heart, her body would just go "poof" and her heart would probably just straight return to Kingdom Hearts, which would render all the hard work capturing her wasted. In extension, this also means that no mermaid or merman can leave behind a Nobody upon loosing their heart, strong will or not.
Riku is somehow related by blood to Master XehanortThis theory is so obvious that its strange no one has suggested it yet. Both Riku and Master Xehanort have silvery-white hair, and came from Destiny Island, both had a strong desire to leave their world, and a tendancy to get a little too close to darkness. Master Xehanort as a young man also bears a fairly close resemblance to teenage Riku, and there's that scene in BBS where Terra is looking at kid Riku and sees a vision of Young Xehanort that overlaps with teenage Riku. It might also explain why Xehanort's heartless possessed Riku's body so easily, and could also add another layer of meaning to the comments in Chain of Memories about how Riku "smells like the superior".
At the end of things, it will be Terra, not Sora, who strikes the final blow and kills Xehanort once and for allAgain, Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
The Etherial Blade used by Xemnas and Mysterious Figure is the Nobody equivalent to a keyblade.The Keyblade is a weapon connected to its user's heart, and as such can only be used by those with strong hearts that it judges worthy. Nobodies, however, do not have hearts, and the nobody of a keyblade master, Xemnas, seems to be able to manifest a blade of energy, but cannot give it a form beyond that. This could be indicative of a Nobody trying to use the one thing it does contain, a soul, to imitate what it once did with its heart. Roxas is an exception, since Ven's heart gives him access to one keyblade and Xion's gives him access to a second; if he was a normal nobody, he wouldn't have true emotions and would probably wield an etherial blade of his own. If this turns out to be true, it indicates Mysterious Figure might be the nobody of a Keyblade master, probably Eraqus or Eraqus and Xehanort's teacher, whose exact fate was never disclosed in the Xehanort reports.
During the inevitable clash with Xehanort in an upcoming game, Forze del Male will make a glorious returnExactly What It... oh, you know by now.
Master Xehanort has a nobodyNotice how in Birth by Sleep he keeps talking after losing his heart.
In the Kingdom Hearts universe, Hawaii is part of the Destiny Islands.In the ending of Birth By Sleep, we see Stitch traveling towards a ball of light that looks suspiciously similar to how Destiny Islands appears on the world map.
Sora and Riku will be able to use Command Styles after completing their Mark of Mastery exams.Sora will have:
Aqua is currently getting a game for herself.]] No, I'm serious here. Someone saw the BbS Final Mix's new Secret Trailer? It focuses heavily on Aqua, and the time she spent in the Dark Realm all by herself. Think about it: The authors did NOT expect Aqua to be popular. Which might perhaps explain why Aqua has little Character Development throughout the game. Now, however, they are aware of how popular she is, and they are taking advantage of it. They are gonna make a game that focuses on Aqua during her time in the Dark Realm. "Birth By Sleep, Volume 2" might even be its ittle. Probably droping more hints around of something yet to come. But hey, Aqua fans? Rejoice!!
BBS: Volume 2 either A.Revolves around Time travel or B.Fills in some of the holes in the series timeline.The teaser shows events from various parts of the timeline.(Riku watching Kairi on the Neverland clocktower,Roxas acquainting himself with Xion, Kairi and the Twilight town kids at the mansion) which makes it difficult to properly place in the timeline. While it's possible the game jumps between time periods (b) it's also possible there could be time travel,the main two points being Ventus disappearing from the chamber after a corrupted flash and the fact that the Mysterious Figure has a noticeable time motif.As is custom for the series, Bonus bosses like him are incorporated into a new game some point after they're introduced.Temporal displacement perhaps?
Birth by Sleep: Volume 2 (or whatever the title ends up being called) will show Mickey getting the Kingdom Key D and Riku gettingIt shows Mickey in the Realm of Darkness, so that one's a given. As for Riku, it's possible that he met Aqua during his time in the Realm of Darkness, and that might be what allowed him to summon Destiny's Embrace.
When Yen Sid said that the Xehanort that Sora, Riku, and Mickey will inevitably face may not be "a single one of him", he's referring to Master Xehanort's Nobody. There's already a WMG on this page suggesting that Master Xehanort has a Nobody, since when he unlocks his heart it looks very similar visually (if not identical) to when Sora unlocked his heart and created Roxas. I believe that the Xehanort who comes back will be Master Xehanort's hear in Terra's body, but he'll also be assisted by Master Xehanort's Nobody. Heck, if Master Xehanort DOES have a Nobody, he could have been the one giving Braig instructions, leading to the mass production of the Heartless AND the creation of Organization XIII!
The alpha heartless known as "Red Eyes"
Vanitas will return and attempt to merge with Kairi
Vanitas will return and join forces with Maleficent & PeteThe three of them will be the Psycho Rangers to Sora/Donald/Goofy.
Frollo will hold Sora on trial in Dream Drop Distance
Chernabog will be the final boss in the final game
The voice talking to Sora in KH 1 is Ventus
The beach mentioned in the Simulated Twilight Town is actually the Destiny Islands.Because this would avert What Happened to the Mouse?.
Sora's true power is not the strength of his heartIt's actually his ability to bond with others. This is how he can be destined to "Connect all Hearts"
The reason Marluxia and the others at Castle Oblivion wanted to overthrow XemnasWas because they were forced into becoming Nobodies rather than giving into the darkness. They had no intention of doing anything evil. Take Vexen for example. In Birth By Sleep, his Somebody, Even was actually a pretty humble person.
Isa and Lea tried to break into the castle again.Only this time, Ansem wasn't around anymore. In fact, that may have been their motivation- nobody has seen the king in a while, so let's investigate to see what's really going on. Of course, by now, Xehanort and the other apprentices are well into their research, so instead of throwing them out like they did in Birth by Sleep, this time, they keep them prisoner and use them for experiments. Naturally, whatever the apprentices did to them resulted in them losing their hearts, but their desire for revenge was strong enough to make them into human-form nobodies, which is why they wanted to take over the Organization.
The next installment will involve an Assimilation PlotWith KH 2, it was shown with Riku that Dark Is Not Evil, so wouldn't it make sense to have some part dealing with Light Is Not Good (not in the sense of Roxas)? I mean, where the Big Bad wants to use Light to his own evil doings. I think one way to do this is to make the Big Bad use an Assimilation Plot, like turning every things into
If we ever get a world based on The Incredibles...Donald and Goofy will gain alternate outfits based on Paperinik and Super Goof. Paperinik already had a PS2 game about him back when the first Kingdom Hearts was released, so...
The Organization made at least one Mickey Replica.They had to have procured some data about Mickey just through the normal course of their operations, and they wanted to have backups in case the Sora clones went haywire (in the sense of being useless, not rebelious, since Axel never bothered to report the risk of that happening based on the Riku Replica).
The Theme Naming has a greater significance.According to Master Xehanort's journals, opening Kingdom Hearts will create a new world. Now look at the meanings behind all the names. Sora, Kairi, Riku...sky, sea, land. Ventus, Aqua, Terra...wind, water, earth. Roxas, Xion, Axel...an anagram of sky (twilight?), tide, and the force the earth turns on. Naminé, the waves. What do you get when all of these things come together? You make the world.
Mickey will be the main character of Birth By Sleep: Volume 2Well, it would be boring to play a game where Aqua wanders the realm of darkness for 48 hours. He's the only avalible Keyblade master up until Sora.
Sora has Keyblade Wielder Armor like TVA, he just doesn't know how to activate it yet.I noticed this while looking at a poster of KH2 Sora in my room. There's a little Metal Armguard on his left shoulder (right side looking at it) just like TVA. That's probably his Armor, but he doesn't know to hit it to activate it.
The wielders of the "dead keys" in the Keyblade Graveyard...Were erased in some way that left neither a heartless, nor a nobody. Or at the very least, none that could wield keyblades. When Terra was posessed by Xehanort, He left no nobody or heartless, since both his heart and body were still together, whereas his, whatever controls the actions of a whole person (I'll just call it a soul), soul was thrown out, leading to the Lingering Sentiment. Look closely at Ends Of the Earth while the sentiment is using it, and compare it to the "dead keys". None of them have keychains, while every "living" keyblade we've seen in the series has one. It has been stated that if you kill a heartless, then it's nobody, the person will return. The Kingdom Key remained "alive" (still had it's keychain), whilst, for all intents and purposes, waiting for this to happen. Ergo, the dead keys aren't waiting for this, as their wielders died in a more permanent manner. A manner which couldn't be reversed by this process. A manner which left nothing behind but their empty keyblades.
The Lingering Sentiment isn't uniqueIt's something all armors can do. Consider this: the Sentiment can't D-Link and you can't D-Link in the mirage arena, even with balloon letters. Why? because the Wayfinders are being carried by the real bodies.
Scrooge McDuck is a Keyblade wielderIts all but stated that he can travel between worlds, given that he's from Disney Castle (as proven by relation to Donald and the Triplets) but lives on Radiant Garden/Hollow Bastion. The timeline places this travel as occuring before Birth By Sleep at its first occurance. However, before Ansem: Seeker Of Darkness unleashed the heartless upon the worlds, the only way to travel safely between worlds was by keyblade glider or Portal of Darkness, the latter of which is too evil to work for a lawful neutral person like him. Ergo, Scrooge must be a keyblade wielder, presumably of a master-apprentice chain far enough removed from Eraqus, Xehanort, and Yen Sid that he was blistfully unaware of the goings on until it was too late for him to be involved.
Sora's homeworld is NOT Destiny IslandsIt is actually Kingdom Hearts. It would explain Sora's powers of the heart, repairing Ven's heart and letting other hearts merge with his
Radiant Garden is the gate into the Final Fantasy WorldThe home of Final Fantasy characters, the location where Cloud and Sepheroph supposedly returned to their world? I think so!
Sora's will wield a new keyblade created from his friends' hearts.Will bring new meaning to 'My friends are my power', that's for sure… So, during the final battle(s); all of Sora's friends lose their heart; but more like how Kairi was in KH1. So Sora is fighting Master Xehanort and his Keyblade breaks. He remembers what he said about his freinds being his power and how at that moment he felt it to be untrue. Then his friends' hearts, as well as those he will save from their Birth By Sleep come to him and create this Keyblade. Sora defeats (read: weakens) Xehanort and the hearts return to his friends.
Sora's "true" Nobody.Okay, we know that (at least) two Nobodies were created when Sora unlocked his heart. Presumably, one from his heart, and one from Kairi's heart. But as of Birth By Sleep, we know Ventus's heart was part of Sora's heart. And Roxas looks just like Ventus, and not at all like Sora. So, here's my thinking on this; Roxas is Ven's Nobody, Namine is Kairi's nobody, and Sora his own Nobody that is currently undiscovered.
Terra is a foil for Sora, and foreshadowingA lot of the trouble Terra goes through is him trusting strangers he's just met and taking what people say at face value. Traits that Sora shares. Terra is meant to show the potential for danger Sora's method of word hopping has, a cationarly tale about not questioning things. This is helped by how similar the two are personality wise, both a bit of a Idiot Hero who is a sweety to watch out for and has shades of Knight Templar going on. This will also foreshadow Sora running into these issues himself in the future, on a much grander scale. The Light Is Not Good part of Dark Is Not Evil that the plot has touched on and Sora's Knight Templar issue are all going to train wreak with this, with him being a boss faced in a future game. Sora will befriend someone who points him in a very wrong direction and it will be up to the others to hit him upside the head for the mid to late game Nice Job Breaking It, Hero moment caused by it.
Vanitas will be rebuilt.No, no one will go digging around inside of Ventus or Sora to find Vanitas' remains and reincarnate them. But what's stopping them — particularly the returning Xehanort who's been heavily suggested in certain material — from creating a new 'Vanitas', from the cloth of a different human? The new Vanitas might even gain the memories and powers of the old one, if they met up with Sora or Roxas somehow...
Kingdom Hearts 3 will involve destroying the Heartless of several members of Organization XIIIAt the very least, destroying Lea's. Re:Coded revealed that destroying a person's Heartless and Nobody reassembles them into their once complete being, and since Axel is on Sora's list of people to save, he'll have to find and destroy Lea's (possibly incredibly powerful) Heartless to recreate him. The same may go for several other members, though exactly who is up for debate. Ansem's apprentices are on the fence, as Birth by Sleep showed their original selves to be fairly decent people (with the exception of Braig), but it's also known that they were willing to betray their benevolent leader, though it might have been the darkness they were experimenting on corrupting them or something. Isa didn't seem so bad, but Saïx definitely was, and we know nothing of Demyx, Luxord, Marluxia, and Larxene's original selves to formulate enough of an opinion on them. Seeing as how many of Sora's foes have been Easily Forgiven by him, though, it's really up for debate.
Killing a living human with a keyblade destroys their heart.At the very start of the game, when Destiny Islands is overrun, Sora's wooden sword couldn't touch the heartless. Makes sense, they're made solely of the darkness in a person's heart, physical things shouldn't touch them. The keyblade can touch the heartless. That means you aren't hitting physical matter, you're hitting a disembodied heart, which probably wouldn't be nice on a person. Also, this would explain differences in Sora's personality after stabbing himself with the keyblade. After he did that, we are essentially watching Ventus, but with only Sora's memories to go on for how to act. Because it is Sora's body, perhaps even Sora's soul, it makes sense that the memories stick with one of those two. Roxas is really Ven's nobody, but he had what remained of Sora's heart, giving him the ability to use the keyblade while "Sora" wasn't. Think about it, we know Ven had a personlity very like Sora, but more serious than Sora, which would explain why "Sora" was able to be so much more serious than usual when hunting down the organisation. It's almost like Xemnas, , except that "Sora" can actually feel. When presented with a situation Sora's memories didn't give him a procedure for, "Sora" went with his feelings more, making him take it more seriously.
Zidane WILL appear in a future game.I know he's been listed as a possible candidate for a future appearance, but I strongly believe he WILL be in a future game. He fits the Kingdom Hearts theme so well (playful, outgoing personality which is not unlike Sora's), and now that Dissidia has given him an English voice actor there's no excuse not to include him. And besides, we already got one Final Fantasy IX character in the form of Vivi, so why not another one? The main characters of Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy X are all present, which means that there's a gap that can be filled by Final Fantasy IX.
In KHIII, Yen Sid will come out of retirement.The series has made it blatantly obvious that Xehanort wants the power of Kingdom Hearts, and seeing just how powerful he already was in BBS, this would be a bad thing. So far, we have not seen Yen Sid do anything that he could not do as simply an incredibly powerful wizard, so there must be a reason that BBS established him as a retired Keyblade Master. My theory is that in KHIII, Xehanort will come disturbingly close to attaining the power of Kingdom Hearts that Yen Sid will return to the action and, possibly at the cost of his own life, so thoroughly eviscerate Xehanort that even with Kingdom Hearts, the scumbag will only be somewhat more powerful than he was at the end of BBS, thus allowing Sora and Co. a chance at victory.
The third game will have Sora, Riku, and Kairi splitting up to do this whole "saving" thing.Dream Drop Distance will, as mentioned in another WMG above, have Sora and Riku completing the Mark of Mastery while Kairi receives training from Mickey or Yen Sid or some such. The third game will start with Kairi as your first playable character, and the introduction will have her completing her own Mark of Mastery. Yen Sid will then have the trio split up to go after one member of the Birth by Sleep trio each. Kairi's story will canonically take place first, and will have her finding a way to get Aqua (and presumably Ansem the Wise) out of the world of darkness, probably using Princess of Hearts magic powers. Aqua will mentor Kairi and become a permanent party member. Her final boss will either be Terranort, restored by the destruction of both his Heartless and his Nobody. He will, however, escape before Kairi and Aqua can deal a finishing blow (likely because Aqua will be understandably reluctant to destroy her friend's body). Sora, meanwhile, is setting out to find Ventus in Castle Oblivion. He'll eventually find a way to restore Ven's heart and wake him up, but Vanitas will awaken as a result. Sora and Ven will then team up to fight Vanitas for a final boss. Riku's story will canonically end last, and will focus on him tracking Terranort with the intent of forcing Xehanort's mind out and allowing Terra to take control. His penultimate boss fight will be against Terranort, and after defeating him, he'll use some newly-discovered method of forcing Master Xehanort out of the body. Riku and the now-restored Terra will then team up to fight Xehanort, who will vanish (but isn't yet dead). The final story will then open up, and feature all of the heroes banding together to track down Xehanort and Vanitas to take them down for good. Kairi, Ventus, and Aqua will form one party and destroy Vanitas (ending with a Holy Hand Grenade Combination Attack), while Terra, Riku, and Sora team up against Xehanort. Mickey may or may not get his own story, with Donald and Goofy as party members, wherein he travels the worlds helping Sora, Riku, and Kairi in their respective tasks, while dealing with a separate threat, such as Maleficent, who was last seen charging into battle in the Castle That Never Was, and may have been spending some time building her power again.
Kingdom Hearts 3 will have the following:
Isa was manipulated by apprentice Xehanort:
The final battle will involve Sora, Riku, and Mickey fighting 3 forms of Master Xehanort1 being Master Xehanort, 1 being his armor the "No Heart", and the third being his nobody named "Another"
KHIII will not have an "All is right" ending.
Part of the Org. XIII being revived, along with the ones from above.I get the feeling Ansem wasn't JUST talking about Ven/Aqua/Terra/Axel/Roxas/Namine/Xion when he spoke about freeing/helping those crippled beings, or however he said it. He seems to still mourn for the fall of his proteges. And since it appears that killing a person's Heartless and Nobody will allow them to be reborn, it's not exactly IMPOSSIBLE. Perhaps part of the journey in KHIII will be tracking down the missing hearts of the first six or what not. It seems that Axel is on his way to revivel, with or without Sora anyhow.
Terranort manipulated Ienzo the same way Xehanort manipulated Terra.Ienzo looked too close to Ansem and too suspicous of Terranort and Briag to just turn on adoptive father. My guess is that Terranort(or maybe Briag, follow his pre-orders) didn't just turn Ienzo againts Ansem, but perhaps he told him he knew how to bring Ienzo's parents back. This may be little Zexion we're talking about, but he doesn't look any older then 10, and more likely then not, his parents death REALLY left a mark on him. Getting them back would be any kid's dream. No matter how smart he is, he's just a child, and a damaged one at that. No telling WHAT goes on in his head. I doubt he really ment to hurt anyone. Who's to say the reason he, Vexen, and Lexaeus were in low chairs wasn't because they DIDN'T want to turn on Ansem or that they had second thoughts? But it does somewhat paralle Eraqus and Terra. Father figure who does bad things but means good, only to realize it too late. Son who was manipulated into believing the bad was good, to help make things better. Yeah. Could be just me though.
Kairi is going to be an extremely powerful character once she actually starts fightingAt least from an in-story perspective. It makes sense, being that she is both a Keyblade wielder, and a Princess of Heart. It took a hell of a convoluted situation for her to get a Nobody, and she can't have a Heartless at all. That must mean a lot in terms of power. She'll basically be a master of kicking the crap out of the darkness, due to the whole Heart of Pure Light thing. And if I am wrong, may I be bricked into oblivion.
After Kingdom Hearts 3, the new series will have Sora as the antagonistIf theories about light based antagonists in future games are true, then it's possible that Sora will be the villain. He's pretty much light aligned and fights the darkness, it's possible in the future these ideals of light prevailing over darkness will get to him, and he'll become a Knight Templar/Jerkass using light-based minions to "cleanse evil ones" if they don't meet his standards of good. Yes, I know it sounds stupid, but bear with me here.
Birth by Sleep: Volume Two will have three playable characters, all Keyblade wielders, to mirror the first Birth by SleepMultiple stories was one of the main points of Birth by Sleep, so it would make sense for them to use three in the "sequel". And I think I have the three characters pegged.
Each of Sora's Drive Forms (with the semi-exception of Limit Form) actually represents one of the identities currently inside him.
Olympus Coliseum is somehow involved with the origins of the X-blade.I am practically kicking myself for not thinking of this sooner. It didn't come to me until I was playing re:coded and realized that, when you leveled up Olympia, it gained Greek letters after its name. I thought "oh, that's cute,since Hercules was set in ancient Greece"... and then remembered that the X-blade also comes from a Greek letter. Perhaps Zeus and the others created it way back when?
How/why everyone will be/deserves to be saved by SoraIn alphabetical order, because it's easier:
The Firebird from Fantasia 2000 will be the Second-To-Last Boss of 'Kingdom Hearts IIIBut will have little to no influence on the story, much like Chernabog in Kingdom Hearts I. The Firebird's battle theme is a variation of "The Firebird Suite".
Sora Will Have His Body Stolen By XehanortI am very sure this will happen, possibly as early as Kingdom Hearts 3D. Sora manages to save Terra from Xehanort, causing Master Xehanort to return. MX decides he still needs a new vessel, and this time he doesn't want to lose his memories (of course). Using his keyblade, he extacts the light from his heart and kills it. Then he extracts Sora's darkness and recreates Vanitas. Afterwards, Sora and Master Xehanort will fight. Sora wins, but Master Xehanort's heart goes into him and overtakes him. Soraort gets the X-blade and gives some long-winded speech about how when he tried to sieze power in the worlds, Sora always rose up to stop him, but now Sora has given him a new vessel and the X-blade. Then the game would take advantage of the switches between Sora and Riku and have two boss battles at once: Riku and Kairi versus Soranort, and Sora versus Xehanort inside his heart. Riku and Kairi then go into Sora's heart to help him fight Xehanort. Sora temporarily regains control and stabs himself with a keyblade to release Riku and Kairi from his heart (thus recreating Roxas and Namine). Then Soranort flies up towards Kingdom Hearts. Everyone (Sora had already saved the others) is together and they say that Sora has saved them, so now it is their turn to save him. Cue end credits.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit will show up in some form next gameHe's Micky's estranged brother with a dark side to him. He'd be perfect to team up with Riku for whatever purpose. He'd probably been passed over as ruler of Disney Castle and he wants revenge, or at lease closure.
There will be more than one X-blade in Kingdom Hearts IIISince the only qualification for creating an X-blade seem to be two equal hearts of light and darkness intersecting, that seems to allow for the possibility of more than one X-blade. The X-blades may be used to interfere with the other X-blade in regards to opening Kingdom Hearts. Ironic how there could be more than one most powerful Keyblade, but only one weaker Keyblade of People's Hearts.
If Aqua escapes the Realm of DarknessShe will take Kairi on as her student.
The entire point of having Neku in the series is to shoehorn a Roxas Expy in since they couldn't logically have Roxas or Ventus in 3D.By extension, Jesse Mc Cartney will voice Neku in the English version even though he didn't in The World Ends with You.
Ventus is Sora's brother, and Sora was a Replacement GoldfishVanitas was extracted from Ven four years before Birth By Sleep. Sora was probably still in the womb at the time. Ventus either ran away from home or was kidnapped by Xehanort. His parents, losing hope, decided to have another child. This would explain Vanitas' resemblance towards Sora.
The final part of Kingdom Hearts will have the heroic group splitting into four teams, all after a different target.
If/when Xion is separated from Sora, she'll lose the ability to use the Keyblade.If this troper's got it right, the only reason she could use it in the first place was because of Sora's memories within her. So since separating her from Sora would probably involve picking out only her memories and recreating her without using Sora's memories, there goes her Kingdom Key. Granted, she'd still probably be an adept swords-woman, and maybe she could earn the right to wield a Keyblade herself one day.
Red Eyes\Hunter of the Dark is Braig's Heartless.It seemed a bit odd having the final boss of the Secret Episode be a random powerful Heartless. Having the Hunter be Braig's Heartless makes sense from a storyline perspective given his role as a recurring antagonist in Birth by Sleep, as well as his role in the game's secret ending(s). The fighting styles of Braig and the Hunter also have several similarities - notably, it can use various forms of teleportation and dark projectiles, and most strikingly, has an attack in which the player's point of view is shifted to its eyes as it aims - Braig/Xigbar is the only other boss in the entire series which this occurs in. It also makes more sense for Braig to have such a powerful Heartless, as he was imbued with dark powers by Xehanort long before he became a Nobody; this is significant as Xehanort is one of the two people who have ever left a human Heartless. Although Xehanort's influence and his own darkness weren't enough to give him a human Heartless, it birthed the immensely powerful Hunter of the Dark. Depending on where exactly the Red Eyes battle falls on the the timeline, this could mean that Aqua destroyed it before Xigbar's death, leading to the possibility of Braig returning in a future KH game.
We will see Shiki Misaki's Real-Self.
In Kingdom Hearts 3, Sora will become a Composite Character.]] Of himself, Roxas, Xion, Ventus and Vanitas. Think about it right now Sora has three possibly all four of these people inside him by the end they will fuse together to make a super Keyblader with them to combat Xehanort.
Vanitas is at least partially responsible for some worlds being asleep.All those Unversed probably did a lot of damage, and Vanitas might have been able to do something to those worlds even as he was bound up in Ven's heart.
Terra and Eraqus's hearts are both with Riku now, not Xehanort.While Xehanort's heartless and the flesh he'd used to become a nobody were both destroyed, Terra's heart is sealed within the heartless, his flesh was hijacked, and his soul is very likely bound inside the Lingering Sentiment to give it life; as such, Terra's heart, body, and soul weren't able to unite and reform him while Xehanort's were. With nowhere else to go, Terra's heart (and Eraqus's within it) are both still bound to Riku until circumstances can allow Terra to be made whole, either by laying the Lingering Sentiment to rest and releasing Terra's heart or through Kairi's power to restore completeness to a being from nothing (although that might not work on people who aren't Sora and even if it DOES we all remember how much confusion using that power caused last time...)
Sephiroth and Cloud are the two halves of Zack in this continuity.Either as a Heartless/Nobody pair or more likely Terra-Xehanort repeating the experiment of Master Xehanort extracting Vanitas from Ventus. It's reasonable to assume Zack hails from Radiant Garden, and was at the Olympus Colosseum in order to get stronger and prove himself as a hero, so when he returned home, he might have been captured by Xehanort or one of the apprentices and used for experiments. This would explain how Sephiroth could be Cloud's Enemy Without.
The Final Battle of KH 3 shall be as followsAt the final world that serves as Xehanort's stronghold, Sora, Riku, Kairi, Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Roxas, Axel, Xion, Ven, Aqua and Terra shall team up to penetrate his lair. Sora, Riku and Kairi make up the main party, and as the player presses into the fort they encounter an assortment of Heartless, Nobodies and Unversed. When they come to a barrier, control switches to Mickey, Goofy and Donald, who must explore a side-path and battle an incarnation of "Ansem" to open the path. A second barrier is encountered, and Roxas, Axel and Xion explore a path and fight Xemnas. A third barrier switches control to Ven, Terra and Aqua, and they fight Master Xehanort. In the final battle, Sora, Riku and Kairi face Xehanort himself in a multi-stage battle that mirrors his various incarnations in different regards. When Xehanort is defeated, he collapses and begins to fade into darkness, when he heart rises from his body and slams into Sora. Sora awakens in the Dive to the Heart, and discovers that there are two platforms — his, and Xehanort's. Xehanort declares his intent to conquer Sora's heart and take his body as his own, and the Battle in the Center of the Mind begins as the two Keyblade Masters clash for the last time. The battle ends with Sora shattering Xehanort's station, symbolically destroying his heart and ending the threat for good.
Just when Ventus' body is found, Sora will lose his body to Vanitas or Xehanort.Sora's last act while still posessing his free will would be to try to eject Ventus' heart from his body, so he can return and wake up. Ventus, however, in an act of gratitude, will turn it around, making it so that Sora takes over Ventus body, awakening it and leaving Ventus trapped with the evil that now controls Sora's body. Venra immediately goes to destroy the bodyhopper, aware that he might possibly be forced to destroy his own, mortal body on the way and fully intending to return Ventus' body to its rightful owner when he's done; effectively rendering himself dead for all purposes. Wouldn't be the first time Sora accepted suicide for the good of others.
Pete was locked up by Minnie AND Mickey, at separate times.A small amount of possible Fridge Brilliance here. In KHII, Pete was in that dimension prison, and Mickey was said to have put him him there. In Birth by Sleep, ten years earlier, Minnie put him in there to cool down for a bit. Just consider... in that dimension, there's nothing to do, no food or water, NOTHING essentially. If Pete was REALLY in there for 10 years, before Maleficent broke him out, wouldn't he have gone mad, and/or seriously changed his personality from his time in there? Hell, any one of us would have done one or the other (or both) if we'd been locked in there for 10 years. So, just think, Minne put in there to 'cool down for a bit'. A BIT. There's no way that translates to 10 years, and it's quite possible Mickey put him in there again for something else bad he did. It's not that much of a stretch if you think about it this way, but I could still be wrong.
Xion was designed to kill Roxas because Xemnas couldn't bear seeing Ven's face.If you think about it at first, Xion being designed in a way that will inevitably either cause her to kill Roxas or, if all fails, be killed by him herself, makes little sense at first if you think about it. Wouldn't two keyblade wielders be more productive than one? The hammer hits when you realize that Xemnas was basically Xehanorts' will and mind stuck in Terra's body. Chances are the Terra part of him rebelled violently at times due to Roxas' mere presence. It was distracting him, keeping him from focusing on his goals, awakening "foolish" ways of thinking and maybe even *gasp* memories of emotion within No.1 of the Organization, so he had to get rid of it. However, due to afformentioned rebelling he couldn't touch Roxas himself. It may have caused him a short-circuit or worse. Likewise, even if he wanted Roxas gone, he still needed his power and keyblade for his plans. So he had Xion created to absorb and slowly eat away on him. Evidence for this are the fact that Xemnas apparently had quite a few of Terra's memories - making at least one throwaway line that shows that he recognizes Roxas as, at very least, a Ven-lookalike, not to mention his Companion Cube, Aqua's Armor- and the observation that, if you sum up, Xemnas really obviously was keeping his distance from Roxas throughout all of 358/2 for the most part. Xion and her fate where thus yet another unfortunate sideeffect of Terra's eternal struggle against Xehanort's possession.
50% of Xemnas actions were subconcious behaviour orchestrated by Terra in a desperate attempt to find and reunite with his friends.As mentioned above, Terra's memories would often meedle with Xemnas' motives and cause him to temporarily lose sight of his goals, made even worse by the presence of a Ven-lookalike (Who, according to Kingdom Hearts Ultimania also serves as vessel for Ven's heart, to top it off.), so it's not that far fetched to assume that all the things that don't make sense in context with Xehanort's motives were the result of Xemnas following urges from Terra's memories within him. He also personally came down to Twilight Town to pick up Roxas upon birth and name him. Why did he look so satisfied, however, upon saying "A New You"? Possibly he believed simply by giving the boy a different name, he could cut his associations between him and Ventus, an attempt that ultimately fails when Roxas developes a personality a lot more reminiscent of Ventus' than of Sora's. Xehanort's and Terra's motive were in constant war within Xemnas and Roxas unwittingly made it even worse, cause Xemnas to end up following actions to two different ends which conflicted. Coming to visit Roxas when he's fallen unconsious? Most likely Terra's doing. Talking to Aqua's discarded armor? Clearly Terra. Searching the Chamber of Waking? Terra, trying to find Ventus. Showing disdain upon being called "Xehanort" by Sora? Terra. Asking Roxas if he remembers his "true name" (Note that, interestingly, he said "True name" not "Old name")? Terra, hoping that Roxas would reply "Ventus", rather than "Sora". He didn't, unfortunately. (Maybe getting the correct answer would have caused a strong enough reaction to overthrow Xehanort's motives for good, though, this is just speculation.) Finally... Xemnas, trying to rip out Sora's Heart during the final boss fight against him, asking if he "Could spare a heart". Remember, the Rip-Out Move is one of the most time consuming ones Xemnas has, it leaves him fairly vunerable to Riku's attacks and only takes out Sora, as opposed to him&Riku. Why would Xemnas do that? Did he want Sora's Heart? It makes more sense if you remember that the heart that Xemnas is trying to extract could just as well be... Ventus'. That move is an attempt of Xemnas to channel Terra's despair and stubborn desire to regain his friends and misguide it in a way that will ultimately benefit the MX' ideals: "Here... Here's your friend. Come and get him. You just need to crack that shell open and destroy it. Come, we will work together and free him from that shell..." Sounds like something MX would do to trick Terra, doesn't it?
The opening theme for "Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance" will be a remix of "Traveling" by Utada Hikaru.Nomura has stated that the opening will be a song by Utada Hikaru, the "a" indicating that it won't be any of the previously used songs. Thing is, Hikki is currently on a hiatus, meaning it cannot be a new song either. Therefor I assume they are going to use one of her older songs. Traveling comes to mind because it has a simmilar beat to Hikari and Pasion and the lyrics, too, seem to fit all the things from previous games that are coming together in this installment.
Braig was The Corrupter when he was an apprentice of Ansem's, and will resume the role if he is returned to human form.I surmise that while Xehanort returned to a semblance of the evil mastermind he once was thanks to Braig's manipulations, Braig was the one that helped his plans along, resulting in the corruption of the other future nobodies:
Mirage Arena is The InternetSpecifically, the part of the internet dedicated to playing multiplayer games. But not just that, either. Its also every LAN or one-system network that has ever hosted a multiplayer game, Co-op, Competitive, Meta or Massively. So this means that Halo's Blood Gulch, Azeroth (Every individual server), and every Mortal Kombat arena exist in the Mirage Arena. Not the official canon world of each series, but only the maps where multiplayer/ non-canon activities take place. For example, while the Star Wars galaxy does not exist in Mirage Arena, every map from Star Wars Battlefront does. This would explain why the outside of the world looks like Space Paranoids, and why all of the teleporters have a "digital" effect.
The very last boss of the very last game will be Kairi.Throughout the game, Kairi will be kidnapped and experimented on by whichever incarnation of Xehanort is the Big Bad at the moment (or one of his minions). Since she has no darkness in her heart, Xehanort and his underlings will somehow try to extract the light in her heart and use some kind of polarizing machine to use Kairi's light to get rid of all the light in the multiverse and plunge it into a world of eternal darkness. (Or something like that.) This, of course, will turn Kairi into a mentally unstable, suffering wreck, and the game will go to great lengths to show her ordeals throughout the story. When Sora, Riku and their companions arrive to defeat Xehanort and rescue Kairi, they'll notice Kairi's heavily unstable state and get really worried. Of course, they'll get all angsty at Xehanort for turning her into a half-dead wreck of a human being by tampering with her heart too much. We'll get the usual multi-tiered epic final battle against Xehanort, and it'll look like Sora's finally won, Xehanort is finally dead, and the story is finished. But Kairi isn't back to normal again! Sora tries everything to restore her, but to no avail. Mickey (or some other mentor) tells the gang that Xehanort's tampering with the light in Kairi's heart has turned her into a ticking time bomb that threatens to engulf the entire multiverse in light and eliminate all darkness, and that pure light is just as destructive as pure darkness; there must be balance. Mickey explains further that the only way to save the multiverse is to seal Kairi's heart. With no other alternative, Sora must fight his friend if he is to prevent everything from being consumed. Kairi, now completely possessed by the light, grows a pair of angel wings, draws her Destiny's Embrace Keyblade, and the fight begins. Throughout the whole final battle (which would probably be a Breather Boss), Sora will be extremely hesitant and unenthusiastic in his attacking, and will be visibly crying throughout the whole battle, Same for Kairi, to some extent, but she'll feel that she has no choice but to eliminate all darkness in the worlds to undo all the harm that Xehanort has done. We'll probably get some soft, sad remix of Kairi's theme as the battle music.]] At the end, Kairi, now close to dying, will regain her senses, and thank Sora for ending her suffering and saving the worlds. She'll then dissolve into thousands of particles of light and float away. Although this could end up being Narm. Sorry if that seemed random, but hey, it's Kingdom Hearts.
Sora was originally meant to be born as a Princess of Hearts.This is a completly serious guess, hear me out. So, Sora has always been known for representing "Light" in the KH Plot, despite not being completly pure himself, right? Well, what if this is a misconception? What if Sora actually is pure light and the darkness making up his Heartless Form and Anti Form actually solely stems from Vanitas, who was absorbed into him alongside Ven? Let's go back, to the beginning of Birth by Sleep. Ventus is dying, dumped on Destiny Island's beach and his heart about to break into shards. Suddenly, a toneless voice. We can't hear the voice yet. There's no telling if it's male or female. Maybe it's neither. The voice turns out to be a heart of a human who is about to be born. (Originally, it was explicitely a yet unborn heart, but the "abortion" debate caused Nomura to rephrase the skript.) The yet nameless heart saves Ventus by connecting their hearts to each other. This fills the void in Ventus' heart up... With nothing but light. Isn't that strange? Should there have been some darkness as well, had this been a regular heart? How was the heart even able to travel so far as to reach Ven's heart. Let's move on. Only after the bond has been made, we hear the other heart's voice for the first time. It's... Sora's voice. Speaking in unison with Ventus. Now, it's not a secret that later on, many people notice that Sora is neigh-identical to Ventus in everything but haircolor. So let's just assume that Sora's bond to Ventus had the same effect on him that it later had on Vanitas and caused him to grow up to look almost exactly like Ventus. We will just assume that both of Sora's parents were dark haired, explaining his brown hair. Must have overruled Ventus' blonde. Following me so far? Good. Now, what if those effects were even greater than that? What if the bond to Ventus influenced just about everything about what Sora would become. His purity, his personality... "his" gender? My point is, Sora clearly isn't a normal heart. The fact alone that he was able to save Ven indicates that he was exceptionally powerful even before his birth. Nomura has stated that his keyblade isn't Ven's either... And Bb S indicated that "natural" keyblade wielders are exceptionally rare. Another sign of him being special. He can heal other hearts and when Kairi was kidnapped from Radiant Garden, he (according to KH Ultimania) was the "light" that kept her from drowning and guided her to the shore. Later, he even became her vessel. Also, his bond with Kairi... this brings me to my next point. This theory assumes that Sora was originally meant to be born as a girl and a Princess of Heart at that. It was Ven's bond to him which disqualified him by altering his/her predestined qualities too far. However, there always have to be seven Princesses of Hearts... Notice how Kairi is slightly younger than Sora. What if she was born in order to replace him? This would explain their exceptionally strong bond. They're the same in a way, Kairi has taken his spot and in this sense, they have a connection just like Ven and Sora. It explains further why Xion's default form is Kairi, beyond Sora's love for her... maybe this is also what he would have looked like had Ventus never bonded to him? It would explain the dark hair. Naminé was born when their hearts were seperated, but even Ansem DW isn't sure how that happened. Personally, I doubt she actually is a Nobody. I am not sure what exactly she is either, but I am inclined to believe she is a mirror image of kind that was created when Sora's and Kairi's familiar hearts met. Bottom Line: Sora was meant to be the "Original" Kairi. The current Kairi is his replacement. The existence of darkness in his heart is nothing but proof that Vanitas is winning in strength again. If he isn't stopped, he might end up consuming Sora.
The prologue of Kingdom Hearts III will have you playing as Kairi, holding the fort on Destiny Islands.Throughout Kingdom Hearts 3D, Kairi is left unprotected on Destiny Islands, and the story hints that Master Xehanort is after the Princesses of Heart to "cross their light with the thirteen darknesses" (see here). So, the prologue of KHIII will probably have you play as her on Destiny Islands as Master Xehanort (or one of his underlings, possibly Isa) and the Heartless/Nobodies/Unversed/enemies of the day invade and prepare to capture her to harvest her light. The prologue will end with a Hopeless Boss Fight against MX (or possibly Isa) and then switch to the main story with Sora and/or Riku with Donald and Goofy. Kairi's lack of Keyblade skills will be a good "excuse" for the playable character to be low-level and not have very many abilities. Alternatively, it could be the previous Disney villains (including Pete) invading Destiny Islands a la KH3D opening, with Kairi having to fight them in succession and defeating them until just as she's about to fight Maleficent, MX or Isa appears, curb-stomps Maleficent, and initiates the aforementioned Hopeless Boss Fight.
Roxas has got Ven's heart.In the trailer to "birth by sleep", Ven asked Terra to "erase him". Terra actually tried to seal Ven within 6-year old Riku's body (knowing he would one day be a keyblade-wielder), but something went wrong and he ended up within 5-year old Sora instead. (Explaining the "You are not who I have chosen!!" that Terra says in KH2:Final Mix+ ) When Sora's heart turned into a heartless, there was a "spare-heart" left, that his nobody got, wich gave him the EXACT SAME APPEARANCE as Ven. However, since it was actually "a sealed heart", he could not "use it" whenever he wanted and was still a nobody —- kind of. Sometimes, his (Ven's) emotions would break free and make him act like a normal teenager, much to the confusion of his "fellow-organization-members", but most of the time, he would just be like the others. This strange "feelings come — feelings go" was the actual reason, he left the Organization, because he wanted to know, if it had something to do with Sora. At least until he entered the fake twilight town, where he could feel fairly free. (For some reason, this troper hasn't found out yet) Axel felt that his new buddy had something, the others were missing, so he stuck as close to him as possible, hoping to getting this "something" too, later realizing, it must have been a heart. Since Roxas returned to Sora, Ven's heart did too, so we can expect Terra to show up once more, either having become insane and wanting to kill Sora, to free his friend, or as an ally, who comes out of nowhere and doesn't talk about his past. He would be over-protective for Sora, much to Riku's dismay, who would be thinking that this guy is up to something.
The members of Organization XIII are all individuals with the makings of a keyblade wielder.The primary stated requirement to wield the keyblade is an exceptionally strong heart. The members of Organization XIII were all defined by their exceptional willpower and the strength of their lost hearts. Xehanort also seemed to focus his attention on a keyblade wielder as his first host, considering first Ven and then turned his focus to Terra. Given that his purpose for Organization XIII was to gather a dozen extra hosts, it makes sense that he would focus on individuals with the makings of a wielder. He states he originally intended to use Riku, but turned his attention to Sora/Roxas in the end. Lea has gained the ability to wield a keyblade, most likely because of Ven, Roxas, or Xion. It stands to reason if three members can wield, perhaps others from that group have the same makings.
King Mickey will die in Kingdom Hearts III.As much as I hate the idea, think about it. Sora basicly commits suicide in the first game, but returns later. They played with the idea in Kingdom Hearts II with Goofy. Not to mention Xion, Axel, and all of the other Organization 13 members who eventually will come back, but as their somebodies. The third game will be epic and to make it so, they are going to do something extreame. What else could make for an extreame moment in Kingdom Hearts history than King Mickey getting a dramatic death scene? It might happen.
Roxas is Vanitas.This may at first sound like a redundant attempt to save the "Roxas is not a facette of Sora"-brand of theories, especially in the light of Kingdom Hearts 3D, but let me explain. An interesting ammount of evidence can be found to support this theory. Roxas, soon after his birth, slowly beginns to develope thought processes that would correspond to actual emotions, despite having no memories he could base such thought processes on. This is the basic premise that most of the afformentioned brand of theories were based on to begin with. Now, of course, Dream Drop Distance reveals that Nobodies develope hearts from their thoughts and connections to others over time, the speed varying from person to person, which makes Roxas case seem less strange. However, even in the light of this, Roxas' developement into a feeling being happens with a startling speed, especially compared to the other members of Organization XIII, who have been Nobodies for much longer, yet still seem very fake and hollow, even after having had more than 10 years of time to develope a newborn heart. In fact, Axel's growth of emotional capacity only seems to suddenly skyrocket once Roxas bonds with him, implying that it's Roxas' heart that speeds up his growth, rather than the other way around, which doesn't make sense, considering how young and underdeveloped Roxas' replacement-heart for Sora's should be by this point. A case in point could be made that Xion, as a Replica, might have possessed a much more developed heart to begin with and could have caused both their growths to accelerate, but this idea fails when you realize that she was just as hollow and awkward as Roxas himself in the beginning, albeit in a different way. Seeing how Roxas is the constant between Axel's and Xion's sudden growth, he must be the cause, which would mean his heart must either have had an incredible sudden growth spurt...Or he had a rather developed heart to beginn with and it only needed a "push" to awaken. Now, the Kingdom Hearts Ultimania Book for Birth by Sleep hints that Ventus' heart might have remained within Roxas and that this might be the cause for him looking exactly like Ventus, but there's one crucial flaw in this: Both, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded and Dream Drop Distance strongly imply that Roxas is to be considered an existence seperate from Ventus. Likewise, Ventus' heart was supposed to be pure light, yet Roxas is capable of opening Corridors of Darkness and his personality, while resembling Ventus' a lot more than Sora's, is also lot more aggressive, moody and overall negative. He does a lot of things that a "Heart of Pure Light" would never do... Like senselessly destroying a computer, just to express his anger. This is something Ventus would have never done, no matter the circumstances. However, it's also made very clear that Roxas' heart is very different from Sora's, which is striking, especially compared to Axel/Lea, who apparently had his old heart and his new heart merge seamlessly upon being turned back to normal. The seamless merging-process failed with Sora, as Roxas clearly retains a seperate conciousness. The question is: Why? If he is neither Ventus, nor a natural recreation of Sora's heart, then what is his heart? Nomura himself implying that Roxas might hold Ven's heart despite evidence to the contrary seems especially strange, as the Ultimania was likely released in a stage where the plot of Dream Drop Distance had long been written already. So, while Nomura is known to occasionally retcon details, why would he outright lie at the fans? That's where this theory comes into play. What if he didn't lie? What if Roxas did hold on to Ventus' heart- but just not the half of it we assumed it to be? Due Vanitas' physical appearance, which was caused by Ventus' initial bond to Sora, people often tend to forget that Vanitas is, in fact, not Sora's Evil Twin... He's Ventus'. It has been stated that Vanitas's "true" form is a faceless being simmilar to an heartless and Sora's appearance was only a sideeffect. Note, when Vanitas possesses Ventus, Ventus' hair and face don't change, unlike when Xehanort possesses Terra. Regardless of what he appeared to look like, Vanitas is basically just a disembodied shard of Ventus' heart. Which means that if his heart was to enter a vessel and shape it, it wouldn't end up looking like a black haired Sora. It'd look like Ventus. This would perfectly explain why Sora's body changed the way it did (even if the changes were comparably small), upon becoming Roxas. Further, let's move on to the next exhibit: The Kingdom Hearts Novels. While generally not considered direct Canon, their content has a certain tendency to be eventually made into Canon. Knowing this, the details the Novels reveal on Vanitas' past are... interesting. They describe his initial personality as very, very simmilar to Ventus', except more aggressive, depressed and moody... Starting to sound like somebody else? The novels further explain that Vanitas only turned into the cruel psychopath he was out of despair, loneliness, and a spiral of selfharm and selfworth issues. Meaning that he, in fact, wasn't "evil" to the core, just "dark", which makes sense. This fits with this theory, since it means that if Vanitas was to start over as a blank, like Ventus did after having his heart shattered, he'd likely start with this very moody-Ventus personality again... Which applies to Roxas. Like Ventus, after the initial seperation, he started Zombie-like and amnesiac before his personality suddenly started to show. Remember, Ventus shattered Vanitas' heart in their Final Battle. It's not far-off to assume that this had a simmilar effect on him as Master Xehanort's initial seperation of them had no Ventus. Very well, let's move on. In connection with the assumption that Vanitas wasn't evil to the core and deserves to be saved like everybody else connected to Sora... How come he does not show up in Data Naminé's list of people connected to Sora then, when he clearly *is*, through Ventus? The answer is simple: He *does* show up... As Roxas. Next up, superficialities, aside from his looks: Roxas wields the Keyblade forehanded, rather than backhanded. While he does not employ Riku's battle stance, as Vanitas does, this still closer to him than it is to Ventus, who wields his keyblade backhanded. Of course, this could be a simple effect of his connection to Sora's memories. He is deriving his battle style from Sora's. Still, it's worth mentioning. Something simmilarly insignificant, yet worth mentioning: "Vanitas" means "Emptiness" and Nomura stated this meaning was chosen on purpose, possibly even before it was decided he'd look like Sora. Now, Vanitas, himself, while being called "empty" by Xehanort is clearly not. He has wishes, desires, emotions and a lot of other things that defy the concept of "empty". This bears a striking resemblance to how Nobodies are threated in KH2, especially Roxas, making it possible that the name was supposed to be a hint. Probably coincidentally, but also worth noticing: Both names end on "as". Next up: Evidence in Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance (Which I actually played, rather than just reading spoilers, you mind.) Needless to say, this section contains some spoilers, so read with caution. Vanitas appears in the game for all but 2 seconds, talking in unision with Young Master Xehanort. This brief scene is very possibly just a vision Sora has upon hearing YMX speak, though it makes you wonder how active Vanitas' conciousness is within him by that point. Flash foreward to Sora's Mindscrew Royal in The World That Never Was: In his dream, Sora encounters Roxas... Who promptly states that things aren't well the way they are and infuses Sora with his memories. All at once, suddenly, with little explanation and not preparing him at all, playing directly into Xehanort's plans with it. Now... Why would Roxas do this? The "Roxas" Sora meets clearly is completly aware of what is going on and, unlike the other dream-people Sora meets, actually speaks to him for a while, implying he is doing the memory transfer conciously and willingly. However, all the memory transfer accomplishes at that point is to scare Sora so baddly that he goes into an Heroic BSOD and finally has his heart shattered by Xemnas, which benefits Team Xehanort greatly. So if Roxas was even one bit aware of what was going on he knew this was going to happen, and he still did this. Why? Being allied to Xehanort somehow (which is tragic) seems to be the only plausible explanation. Also, look at Roxas face when he transfers the memories. His expression looks surprisingly like Vanitas', when he held the X-Blade and challenged Ventus within their Dive Into Heart and is pretty much identical to Vanitas' expression in afformentioned One-Scene Wonder moment. Even more striking: If you take a close look at the timelines of Riku's and Sora's stories, you will notice that Roxas' disappearance from Sora's dream almost immediately coincides with Riku's battle against Anti Black Coat, a Nightmare-Type Dream Eater, who looks exactly like what Vanitas' "true" form has been described to look like, even featuring a simmilar battle style. A point could be made that for Sora only a few seconds pass between Roxas' disappearance and hearing Riku's post-battle pleas for him to wake up, but remember that Sora is dreaming. It was been outright stated that time doesn't flow normally within his dreams, so the entire battle against Anti Black Coat could easily have taken place in those "few seconds" between Roxas's disappearance and Riku's pleadings. Anti Black Coat being Vanitas is likely, due to all the simmilarities and Vanitas being pure darkness at the core (Though, should this theory be true, it is likely that Roxas' friendships with Axel, Xion and the virtual Twilight Gang gained him a bit of Light), so it would make sense that he'd manifest as a Dream Eater within Sora's dreamworld. After all, Riku, too, manifested as a Dream Eater, albeit as a Spirit-Type, rather than a Nightmare. It would make sense that Roxas, sensing Riku trying to interfere, "beamed out", in order to stall for time while Sora succumbs to his BSOD. Anti Black Coat being slain by Riku means nothing. He might simply have disintegrated to return to the depths of Sora's subconcious... Where Riku later finds Roxas, alongside Ven and Xion. Summing this theory up, basically Roxas and Vanitas were the same entity all along and Vanitas basically failed twice at living a "complete" life, despite not even being a bad person and genuinely caring for someone the second time around, which would only add insult to the injury. Note how the Birth by Sleep Novels implied that part of Vanitas' issues came from the fact that he found himself unable to touch anything without destroying it by impuls... And now connect this with Roxas' experience of being forced to kill Xion, one of his two dearest friends. It would make his sudden rush of rage even more justified, given that this experience probably ripped open old wounds from his previous life's trauma, even if he didn't remember conciously. The only thing that appears unclear in this case is Roxas' motivation for aiding the Xehanorts in Dream Drop Distance. Xemnas destroyed his second chance at a life. Why would he want to aid him? The only explanation I can find: He is desperate, realizing that being merged with Sora forever is not a good prospect for him after all, despite what Naminé had said. His dialouge before the Memory Transfer seems to support this. Perhaps he was led to believe that destroying Sora's heart might be his only chance to break free, unable to believe that Sora might be able to rescue him, Xion and Ventus, thus preforming a Face-Heel Turn in a desperate attempt to escape Sora's heart? (Possibly taking Xion along with him, seeing how he clearly had the memories of her, if not her name.) Only time will show if this theory is true, but if it was it would be a genius move by Nomura to create a character that embodies "Dark Does Not Have To Be Evil": Making us sympatize with Roxas for 2 games and then spending an entire other game making us hate Vanitas, while leaving us unaware that the two of them are basically the same person would serve to create a character that perfectly shows one of the central points of the series: Evil does not equal Darkness. Evil is something that can be shaped within the Darkness.
Marvel will cross-over with the series.Since Disney owns Marvel, Square Enix would just need to get in contact with Marvel through Disney. With regards to the actual crossover, I highly doubt the entire universe would be an ideal setting. Since this would be yet another third-party crossover out of the Square/Disney thing, the most ideal crossover would be a guest super hero appearing as a party member of sorts. While I would love to see Sora and the guys fight alongside Spider-Man or the Avengers against maybe Doctor Doom or Magneto, it just doesn't fit in. Maybe you can count in Ghost Rider or Thor or something. On the other hand, Marvel would be able to create a comic crossing over the mainline 616 universe with the series. Hell, if they can pull off Marvel vs. DC, JLA/Avengers, Avengers Vs. Transformers and (I know this doesn't really fit in but it's close) Avengers Vs. X-Men, I am looking forward to a Marvel vs. Kingdom Hearts.
The seven protectors of light will expand to thirteen before confronting the Xehanorts in the Keyblade Graveyard. The basic problem with the seven vs. thirteen scenario set up by the end of 3D is that, given how powerful the Xehanorts are, seven protectors isn't going to be enough. Besides, in the Ultimania Nomura implied that Terra, Ven, and Aqua would become part of the seven protectors. All well fine and good, but that means there's actually too many heroes for all of them to be part of the seven: Sora, Riku, Mickey, TVA, Lea, and Kairi (8). Then I realized... if you look at it a certain way, there are thirteen heroes in the Kingdom Hearts series so far! There's the eight mentioned above, plus Roxas, Xion, Donald, Goofy, and Namine. The only one who has not been shown to have any sort of fighting ability is Namine, but given that she's a Nobody made when the heart of one Keyblade wielder left the body of another, suggesting she has the potential as well. So, I think Kingdom Hearts III will revolve not only around protecting the princesses, but also rescuing the other good guys to bolster their numbers in preparation for the showdown with the Xehanorts.
The "Seven Hearts of Light" needed to make the X-blade are going to be those connected to SoraIn 3D, Xehanort explains how the X-blade was split into 7 lights and 13 darknesses. In this attempt to re-create the X-blade and start up the Keyblade War, the 13 darknesses are the vessels possessed by Xehanort, Mickey assumed that the seven hearts are the keyblade wielders consisting of himself, Sora, Riku, Terra, Aqua, Ven, and one unknown, but there is another option. Sora's heart has been connected to six others, making seven. Sora, Kairi, Roxas, Namine, Xion, Ven, and Vanitas. Kairi's heart rested in Sora during the first game, as does Ven's heart. Roxas and Xion were created from Sora, and the secret report stated the same was true of Namine, who was a mix of Sora and Kairi, which was why she could specifically alter the memories of Sora and those who know him. Vanitus is connected to Sora through Ven, and was originally a faceless doll until Sora linked to Ven's heart and he gained Sora's features.
The original unified world as depicted in Kairi's Grandma's story is our very own Earth.The current fragmented Realm of Light was rebuilt from the light of children's hearts. It stands to reason that instead of rebuilding a world fashioned on our old one. It was fashioned after what the children of our world knew of world or at least things with the most innocence or light came through. Thus, a realm based on Animation, Films and Video Games came into being. The Worlds in Between are worlds made from the non-AniFilmGame fragments of our world that children can remember of it. And the Realm of Darkness is made from the leftover fragments cast into darkness from the events the spilt up our world in the first place. This explains why parts from our world is seen is various places, such as the middle of London. (It is either a fragment of the original London itself or most likely a recreation of London based on the Peter Pan film explaining why London is attached to Neverland and why Neverland's keyhole is not actually in Neverland but in London, the keyhole gravitated to the fragment closest to original world.)
The very end of Kingdom Hearts 3...Will be set on the Destiny Islands, when everyone (Sora, Roxas, Xion, Riku, Kairi, Namine, Lea, and the trios of Ven, Terra and Aqua, and Mickey, Donald and Goofy) will be back together. This is when Sora's parents will finally appear in person, and are quite surprised to discover that due to Sora's actions, all of the former Nobodies/Replicas have their own bodies, and as a result, they now have THREE teenage children (Sora, Roxas and Xion) instead of just one. Likewise, Kairi's parents will be stunned when they find that instead of just one daughter, they now have twins. (Riku's parents will also be present, and somewhat relieved to learn that he didn't bring home any new siblings.)
Princes of Heart Exist, but are excessively rare. . . Had to do it. But seriously, In the game, it says that light and darkness is in equal balance. While girls are more common in terms of exsistance, boys are completly the opposite. So every once and a while, a male 'Prince' of Heart exists. As such, they are born in a Cain and Abel sort of lifestyle, leaving the purer sibling to die because they refuse to attack thier darker sibling. So what Xehanort was planning wasn't to make the X-Blade, but to prove the legend true. The babble about the X-Blade was all just a cover.
Mickey will become the 13th receptacle of XehanortMickey will be the 13th receptacle. His shoes sport the X mark. Plus, he wields a keyblade from the realm of darkness (the only character in the whole serie to do so). Also, Master Xehanort during 3D's cutscene showed some respect to him, almost marking him as an equal. What better receptacle there is for Xehanort than his antithesis ?
Sora is the most important person in the universeKeyblades are given to others with the Rite of Succession. In effect, a Keyblade wielder is chosen not by the Keyblade, but by another wielder; the Keyblade just allows or rejects the choice. Sora, however, is unique in that he wsn't chosen by any wielder. He was chosen by the Keyblade itself, and by extension, the Light. The Light knew that Xehanort would unravel reality if allowed to continue with his evil ways, so it sought out an individual with the power to stand against him. And the individual it found, that was Sora. The Light caused Riku's keyblade to leave him and go to Sora, even without the Rite. And when Riku called the Keyblade back to him (it was his, after all), it rejected him, and chose Sora as its wielder of its own accord. Not only did this give the Light its chosen hero, it lead to Riku balancing light and darkness within himself, at which point the Light chose to give him a new Keyblade. Sora is no mere Keyblade Wielder; he is the Chosen Hero of Keyblades, the one with the power to save the universe from Xehanort's evil, and Riku is the Guardian of the Light, with the power to keep the light even if the universe falls into darkness.
Saix changed after joining the Organization.Not just the way Axel thinks he did, though. Xemnas found out he was planning to betray them, and turned him into a Xehanoob ahead of schedule.
Demyx wasn't lazy.He was actually trying to undermine the Organization from the inside because he knew he was regrowing a heart. Betraying the Organization would be suicidal because Xemnas and Saix would never let him live in peace after that, but he resolved never to render any real assistance toward building Kingdom Hearts. He was perfectly willing to laze about, until Roxas/Sora started killing off Organization members, at which point self-preservation took over.
Lea's keybladeis named "Flurry of the Dancing Flames." Why not?
Zexion and Axel were already becoming part XehanortSince Isa and Braig's physical changes in appearance after becoming Nobodies were attributed to becoming part Xehanort, this could also explain why Zexion and Axel appear older than Ienzo and Lea. Their morphing into Xehanort caused them to grow older in appearance, even though Nobodies are confirmed not to age. This probably happened without their knowledge. Axel becoming more Xehanort-like could also account for Lea's sudden ability to manifest a Keyblade, even though he showed no hints of having the potential to when seen in Birth By Sleep.
Marluxia's real power is the cure element.If you look at the cure series of spells they all use plant imagery. Now who has control over Flowers? What exactly this does for him I actually haven't figured out, aside from possibly explaining his insane HP total.
Kingdom Hearts and the X-Blade are the Garden of Eden and the Cherubic Blade that guarded it, literally.Yen Sid explains on Kairi's grandmother's story; saying that in the beginning, the Light was everywhere but especially in Kingdom Hearts, and the X-Blade guarded it. Then people desired this power, and that broke it into pieces and hid it away.
Only one person can pass the Mark of Mastry exam at a time.In Birth By Sleep, only Aqua passed and only Riku passed in 3D.
There will be one more game before KHIIIIt will involve trying to save Terra, Aqua and Ventus. And judging by the secret ending, Kairi will be a playable character, as well as Sora and Riku. Sora will try to wake up Ventus, Riku will save Terra from Xehanort's influence, and Kairi will rescue Aqua from the Realm of Darkness. Which makes total sense, considering she rescued Sora and Riku from there at the end of KHII.
Maleficent is already one of the XIII XehanortsShe just doesn't know it yet, as the relevant bits deep in her heart are dormant, having been left there when Master Xehanort told her about the Princesses of Heart back before Birth by Sleep.
There will be a giant mook fight outside of the Guardians of Light vs Seekers of Darkness fight.On Team Yen Sid will be Spirit Dream Eaters that Sora recruited, possibly lesser Nobodies recruited by ex-Organization members with the knowledge that Xemnas conned them, slim possibility of Maleficents old mooks assuming they might be able to recruit her. On Xehanort's Team will be Heartless, Nightmare Dream Eaters, and Unversed churned out by Vanitas.
In KH 3, we will revisit Wonderland.The events will be based on Through the Looking Glass, and Alice will Take a Level in Badass.
How Xehanort was able to predict Sora's movements.In 3D, when Sora has just entered The World that Never Was, and he and Young Xehanort are conversing about how Xehanort planned everything, Sora asks how Xehanort knew he would be in the Secret Place on Destiny Islands, and YX tells him that it was because of her: Kairi flies out of the Secret place and disappears just like in KH 1. Still, that makes very little sense on its own... Until we learn about the Recusant's Sigil. Placing an X on something, from a piece of clothing to a name to a scar, allows Xehanort to track that thing. Before she ended up on the islands, Kairi was in the possession of Apprentice Xehanort, who 3D has also implied had his memories of being Master Xehanort all along. What am I getting at here? Kairi has the Recusant's Sigil somewhere we can't see it. On the bottoms of her feet, perhaps... or under her clothes. It's why she wasn't able to escape the Organization when they were looking for her in KH2. It's why Xehanort knew to look for keyblade wielders like Sora on Destiny Islands... It's why he likely knows Master Yen Sid is training her. And he's planned accordingly.
Theory on a Marvel CrossoverThere is going to be one world for Marvel and it's going to follow the Marvel Cinematic Universe. How it's going to go is simple. Sora will visit the world several times throughout his journey and each time he'll do something different. He'll first meet Tony Stark and work though his movie. Then he'll leave and continue his journey. Eventually, he'll go back and meet Bruce Banner while we work with his movie. Then he'll leave again and continue to fight the bad guys of other worlds. After that we'll go back and meet up with Iron Man for the sequel. Once again (I'm starting to see a theme here) he'll work on Thor's movie. After that Sora will see Steve Rogers waking up from his Timeskip. He'll leave once again and come back and this time will meet up with all of the heroes that were on this journey.
The new Organization XIII Will involve villains from the many different worlds of Kingdom Hearts IIIBasic idea is simple. For this let's use New Orleans for an example. Sora will fight Dr. Facilier in the world and will meet up with Xehanort. We'll think that He's just there to mess with Sora's head. But in reality he just wants to get Facilier recruited onto New Organization XIII. He might even pull him out of whatever hell he was dragged into at the end of the movie.
Nomura will never explain any of the Kudzu Plot in either the games nor the Ultimania.Because apparently, the Japanese have a fetish for unexplainable weird stuff, so Nomura's pandering to them, not giving any care about us more logical Westerners.
During the final portions of KHI, Riku went on a journey through time.3D has already established that, in order to time travel, one needs to cast away (at least, temporarily) their body. Now then, recall what happened to Riku in the first game: Xehanort's Heartless expelled Riku's heart from his own body after Riku's act of defiance in Hollow Bastion. Going off of this, Riku could've traveled back to the time of BBS and met Aqua or bore witness to Aqua unintentionally allowing Kairi to inherit Destiny's Embrace. Then, upon returning to his body at the end of the game, the memories left in his heart subconsciously spurred him on to go exploring in the Realm of Darkness sometime later. Riku managed to bump into Aqua and possibly save her (somehow, depending on where in the timeline this takes place); Aqua, in turn, granted him the keychain for Destiny's Embrace (or maybe, if Riku directly interacted with her, left it for him there... somehow), which is how he was able to give it to Kairi in II. Nomura... you magnificent bastard, I played your game!
The first few worlds of Kingdom Hearts III will have you play as Kairi, before shifting to SoraSimilarly to Roxas' part of II, you play as someone other than Sora, but unlike Roxas' part of II, you have a little elbow room, in the form of two or three worlds, maybe based off of TV Shows. After Kairi is done with The Mystery Shack, The Tri-State Area, and Saint Canard, we shift to Sora, flying through the woods with a Komory Bat (Riku's, probably) on his back and a couple more Dream Eaters by his side, when suddenly, a cackle is heard in the distance. 'The Encounter' starts playing, and leaping onto the scene... The Headless Horseman!
Star Wars level
Gilgamesh will be in KHIIII mean after all, whoever the protagonist is he (she?) has a magic weapon noone else has, of COURSE Gil is going to challenge him for it. He'll also make a comment about being 'late to the party'.
Data Sora, Data Riku, Data Roxas and Data Kairi will be in KHIIIIn Kingdom Hearts coded not only does Data Roxas seem to be in pain, Data Riku mentions that Kairi and himself are or had at one time felt Hurt and since Sora's supposed to save everyone plus considering that Maleficent has interest in the Data worlds as well according to 3D maybe we'll see the Datascape and have Sora help Data Riku(then again Data Sora may have took that hurt away so Sora might not need to help him), Data Kairi(that is if it hasen't gotten it's Data equivilant of the heart) and Data Roxas(by dumping him into the Data Twilight Town since he wants to go there)
In the end, it won't be Sora, Terra, or any of the heroes who bring an end to Master Xehanort.It'll be the darkness itself. Considering how use of darkness seems to eventually backfire on everyone (and Riku had to go through hell and back to be able to use darkness without consequence like he does now), why should Xehanort be immune to its corrupting effects? It'd make a nice Break the Haughty moment too, showing Xehanort in his final moments that despite his "destiny", he's really no better than any of the other villains we've seen get consumed by the darkness.
Kingdom Hearts III will feature Riku and Kairi getting their own companions, before reuniting to face the Xehanort for the last time.Riku's companions will be King Mickey and either Lea or an Aqua rescued from the Realm of Darkness Kairi's Companions will be Queen Minnie and either Mulan or Merida.
Agrabah, Beast's Castle, Castle of Dreams, Dwarf Woodlands, Enchanted Dominion, & Wonderland will reappear in Kingdom Hearts III.These 6 worlds are home to a Princess of Heart each and I find it more likely that they'll be the seven lights instead if the keybearersnote . Agrabah and Castle of Dreams would probably be based on King of Thieves and A Twist In Time toowhy? .
Kingdom Hearts III will end with the worlds restored to the original state as a single, united worldThe world was shattered by the first keyblade war. It just seems thematically appropriate that the second war Xehanort's causing would cause them to be reunited.
Larxene and Marluxia were sent to Castle Oblivion because Xehanort knew they weren't of any use to himXehanort had wanted to gather thirteen appropriate vessels. However, Marluxia and Larxene were a little too strong and would have resisted his attempts to make them develop his heart, or put his heart into their vessels. He was afraid Marluxia might have actually turned against him and have been able to overthrow the Organization, thus throwing a wrench in his plans. Larxene meanwhile had no qualms about turning her knives on her fellow nobodies. So he sent them to Castle Oblivion to keep them away from his plans...while Luxord, Xigbar, and Xaldin went out to look for new potential vessels. As for Vexen, Lexaeus, and Zexion? They weren't suitable for one reason or another. (Vexen and Zexion probably would have caught on) Zexion in particular was ordered dead by Saïx because he was going to catch on and could have spilled the beans. Along with Xigbar and Saïx, Demyx, Luxord, Xaldin, and Axel were suitable hosts...and Xehanort attempted to transplant his heart into them. This can be shown when Demyx suddenly undergoes a Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass moment...it was cause Xehanort started to control him. Sora unintentionally gives him a Mercy Kill. So Luxord and Demyx's somebodies might have to worry about having been a recusant... scary.
As darkness becomes light, light falls into darknessSora and Riku embark on the Mark of Mastery Exam, a journey both inside and outside to improve their skills and remedy the darkness inside them. The drop mechanic is a measure of immersion, how far they are within themselves. In each world they will journey from the obvious world to the internal world/memories/heart. In doing so they prove their mastery of the keyblade, while exorcising their own inner darkness. At first, this will be Riku, but as they fight the dark within him, Vanitas/All Hell will break loose within Sora. This may/will lead to battles of the past combined with battles of the present being fought at the same time. (Including just back to back Xemnas and Ansem and possibly a reprised Organization XIII). Riku and Sora will develop trust for each other/serious bromance. Oh, and inside Sora is where a lot of fun characters are kept, ie Roxas, Xion, Ven, and Vanitas, maybe even Axel (within Roxas' memories, another level of dream.) Also expect a journey to the Realm of Darkness for Aqua and the real Ansem. Finally, a race with Vanitas/Xehanort to save the princesses of the heart/Kairi. This allows a full cast revival as well as a setup for epic battles in Kingdom Hearts 3. There's going to be a lot of heads to get inside. Finally, you get to watch the game get inside your head. Some other speculated events: A battle between Sora and Riku for Kairi, Watch Roxas wipe the floor with the entire universe to help rescue Namine and Xion. In fact, I can safely say I'm not alone in hoping for badass from start to finish. Oh, and in conclusion, they pass the exam.
The meaning of "not the same Sora we know". . .Is alluding that Sora will not be acting as his plucky, cheerful, confident self, and will instead be very serious, irritated, impatient, and use strongarm tactics so he can get saving Terra, Aqua, and Ven over with and go back home with Kairi and Riku.
We will get to see some of the Thirteen Darknesses.And I don't mean some fragments of a jumped up Keyblade wielder, I mean the real, honest-to-god founts of pure darkness. The seven Lights exist as the Princesses, why wouldn't the Darknesses be around somewhere? Bonus points if they are Heartless-like creatures that team up with the heroes.
The alternate Monstro scenes were because Xehanort just wanted to mess with Sora.He's taunting him by appearing as Riku, but he's fully in control.
Squall changed his name to Leon because he considers himself a failure as a See D.What was See D founded to do? Fight sorceresses. What did Squall fail to do in the fall of Hollow Bastion? Defeat the Sorceress Malifacent.
Some worlds are much large than they are shown to be.Destiny Islands consists of a single town on two very small islands. The fact that these islands have an electric grid (as shown by power lines in KHII, and that the residents posses some manufactured goods, would indicate that the islands are a single location on a much larger planet. The islands are not shown to have the factories/power plants necessary to Produce these things. Twilight town, while seemingly large enough to be self sufficient, is shown to be part of some larger world(possibly the same one as Destiny Islands). This is indicated by the sprawling mountains and plains outside the town and an aqueduct/bridge connected to some unknown location. Places outside the town are also discussed. Various Disney worlds, such as those of Mulan, Beauty and The Beast, Tarzan and the London segment of "Neverland" would indicate that they are located on some version of earth( or at the very least Eurasia). Some of these (Peter pan, Tarzan,101 Dalmatians) could be seen as a single industrial era earth, but other's (baring time travel) would need to separate.
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix will have:
We will learn about Cloud and Leon's pasts in Kingdom Hearts III.Since it didn't make it into Birth By Sleep, it'll happen in KH 3, either as a flashback or as a time travel sequence.
KH 3 is going to have a field day with transformations into other characters and body swappingLet me see: Xion turned into Sora and went all ape-shit by wanting to become him, Riku assumed the apperance of Xehanort's Heartless because he really wanted to make Roxas his bitch in the final fight of 358/2 Days, Sora's got around 5 other Keyblade wielders inside of him, Xehanort jacked Terra's body... More than enough assurance that we will see someone turn into someone else or swap bodies with someone. And consideing his status as The One, Sora's going to have to do said transforming/swapping. One possible swap would have to be Sora or Riku switching with Kairi. The idea behind this swap is that it would somehow make Kairi a better Keyblade warrior, only by having her best friend in the world inhabit her body and kill a few Heartless and Nobodies with it. I'd also see Sora managing to turn into Roxas/Ven, or Xion, since they're technically him. We also have the idea of Xehanort pulling off an Agent Smith move and jacking people's bodies and turning them into copies of himself to control. Or we can have any of the main trio turning into Ms. Most Badass Keyblade Warrior In Existance, Aqua and using some of her skills. Why? Because Aqua. Alternatively, we may end up seeing Kadaj, who as we all know, turns into.... Aerith. Exactly.
Omega Weapon will be a boss in Kingdom Hearts III.Perhaps in Olympus Colosseum.
The 7th light.We know that there need to be seven warriors of light, and we know five of them for certain: Sora, Riku, Mickey Mouse, Lea, and Kairi. Aqua could be the sixth if they retrieve her from the dark realm, but that still leaves one more. Possibilities: Squall Leonheart: He is a veteran of the Hollow Bastion coup and the war between the denizens of Radiant Garden, Malificent and her Heartless army, and Organization XIII. He is well trained in the use of a gunblade, so transitioning to a keyblade would be relatively easy. Battling Xehanort could be part of his Redemption Quest that allows him to use his real name again. Prince Phillip: He fought Malificent in her dragon form alongside Aqua. He's already trained with a sword, making his transition to wielding a keyblade relatively easy, just like Leon. He has the motivation to fight to protect Aurora. Ventus: The entire point of Sora and Riku's Mark of Mastery exam was that they would learn how to awaken sleeping hearts. What other purpose can this have but to awaken Ventus? He is already a well-trained keyblade wielder. Xion: Same principle as Ventus- awaken the sleeping heart of a keyblade wielder. Xion's existence would be stable without the Organization's influence, so this isn't a problem if they can figure out how to revive her. Beast: A good ally in the past, but not likely due to his problems dealing with his own darkness. The fact that he fights without a weapon is also a liability. Eraqus's Nobody: Also a longshot because of how vulnerable Nobodies are to darkness, but if his heart has had a chance to regenerate, he could be quite useful. A keyblade master is not to be lightly dismissed.
Future Marvel-based weaponsIf they incorporate anything from Marvel into the games, here's the weapons they'd earn (feel free to add your own).
If you initially possess a remarkably strong heart, then losing said heart and becoming a Heartless is NOT a Fate Worse Than DeathWhen a strong-hearted individual loses his/her heart to darkness and it produces a Heartless, a Nobody is also born/created. Thanks to two different reveals in Dream Drop Distance, Nobodies are able to (re?)grow hearts overtime when provided the emotional stimuli and opportunity to emote. Also, when a Nobody is 'killed' following the destruction of its relative Heartless, the original complete being is restored at the location his/her heart yielded to darkness and produced said Heartless while a Keyblade may be required to invoke the potential for the complete being to be restored, the Nobody should still be able to continue his/her misuse of darkness with or without a heart, considering the only drawback will be the repeated production of Heartless, (and thus hearts) and perhaps a disconnection from the original heart to the replacement. Keep in mind that Lea has proven that even Nobodies who are unlike Roxas or Namine are able to do both, AND retain their memories seemingly from both identities.
Caim and Angelus will appear as cameo characters in the future.One might think this is a stupid theory due to just how much those two contrasts to the rest of the themes of the games, but the reason could be just cause of that reason they would be great to have in. It also would be interesting to see how someone like those two would fit into a world such as this series. Since while Caim has a penchant for bloodshed and driven by hatred for his enemies, he is also motivated by love for Angelus. And since he is practically already One-Man Army he would be hard to tempt with power.
Maleficent's goal in 3D was to obtain Data-Sora's heartWe all know how useful a heart that can wield a keyblade would be to Maleficent. Perhaps if she succeeded, she would have transferred the heart to a leftover replica from Castle Oblivion. Thus, Maleficent's very own keyblade wielder.
Sora will defeat Xehanort by unlocking the light within his Heart.In the first game, Sora was proven right in his assertion that in the Heart, "deep down, there's a light that never goes out" when Kingdom Hearts opened and the light defeated "Ansem So D". Even Xehanort has some light left in him. And thus, to come full circle, Sora will release the light trapped by Xehanort's darkness. He has become so corrupt, so dependent on darkness, however, that the process will obliterate him for good.
When Sora grows older and has a son, he will call him Axel.In honor of him taking out an entire horde of Nobodies to help him, sacrificing himself to do so, and Lea saving him from a Fate Worse Than Death.
Sora is already the Thirteenth Seeker of DarknessAs a precaution, Master Xehanort infused his heart within Vanitas, who has since been concealed in Sora's heart. If Riku ended up succumbing, Xehanort would simply have destroyed Sora and assimilated Vanitas. When Xehanort ended up attacking Sora in 3D, he was simply finishing the transformation, which Ven had been preventing. That's why he does not care he 'lost', since the XII Ith is already made.
Namine's personality would have been different if she had joined the Organization shortly after her creationIf the normal sequence of things Namine had been a prisoner of the Organization since her creation which would have influenced her to be shy so if Namine had joined Organization XIII after her creation her self-esteem would have gotten a bost due to being a part of the Organization instead of a prisoner of the Organization. Considering how much power Namine has it's possible that such a boost in self-esteem so soon after her creation would have made her more cold and arrogant and would have made her more willing to aid in Marluxia's plan.
Lea and Axel are able to speak to each other like Sora and Roxas.Well, why not? We see Roxas and Sora conversing a number of times post-merge and it's not just something special for them, Naminé and Kairi talk in a scene near the end of KH 2.
Larxene had a horrible life before she lost her heartShe openly embraced being a Nobody because she felt liberated. Before she lost her heart she was probably abused, beaten up, and as a result, had fantasized being sadistic, but had restrained herself because of her emotions. When she had no emotions (And subsequently was on the way to developing a new heart) she wasn't constrained by such anymore and decided to throw that behind.
The plot of Kingdom Hearts IV will revolve around Maleficent as Dragon Ascendant.Kingdom Hearts III ends the Xehanort saga, which creates an opening for Maleficent to become the Big Bad.
Aqua was a Princess of Heart.And that, not Eraqus being a Knight Templar is why Vanitas could not sense darkness in her heart. We know that the light of the seven Princesses are seven fragments of the X-blade, and we also know that Alice is younger than 10 in the first game. It follows, then, that there must always be seven Princesses, and that should one die or be swallowed by darkness, the light will transfer to a new one.
Roxas is going to be the 13th vessel.Think about it. Xehanort still needs one and he even pointed out how Roxas was a perfect candidate...
Ansem the wise is one of the 13 vesselsHe has the gold eyes the dark skin and the pointy ears. not sure how he ended up that way but I'd bet it happened during The fall of radiant garden.
If/when they do a Star Wars level, Sora will be in the trench run in episode IV and his number will be Red 13It makes sense, after looking at it, there were only twelve X-Wing pilots. Not only would it make a great shout out to Final Fantasy VII's Red XII it would also continue the Arc Number.
At some point, Sora will say to Kairi..."I'm never letting go of you, baby."
The seven lights......Aren't seven keyblade wielders, but rather, seven incarnations of Sora. (This theory is kinda similar to the "Sora is the Seven Lights" one above.) Just as Xehanort decided to become all thirteen darknesses himself, Sora will become the seven lights. The difference, however, will be that while Xehanort possessed others, taking lives to further his own ends, Sora will instead give up parts of himself so that the others inside his heart can live. So far, there are Sora, Roxas, Xion, and Data-Sora (who would likely inhabit a robotic body), and Ventus could be considered one after how long he's been bonded to Sora; this would implicitly make Vanitas one of the seven lights, possibly a Token Evil Teammate (and probably against his will, possibly leading to him betraying them after the X-Blade is formed). As to the other one, there are a few possibilities. Naminé would probaby count, considering how she was formed. Kairi might count, since her heart linked to Sora's in the first game, if only for a while. Ansem the Wise may also count, or at least the copy he left in Sora's heart. Perhaps Riku would count, due to the time he spent as a Dream Eater, inside Sora's dreams. And of course, it's possible that they'll introduce a new part of Sora in the next game; now that it's been confirmed that Vanitas still exists, perhaps there'll be an Unversed!Sora? ...Well, I guess you see where I'm going. The Seven Lights are different incarnations of Sora; while the other Keyblade Wielders will prove critical to the coming battle, they aren't going to be used to summon the X-Blade. This may also have certain implications for Sora; perhaps it means he'll be unable to fight in the final battle, perhaps it means he'll be forced to fight Master Xehanort "alone" (as one or all of the aforementioned incarnations), perhaps he'll become a MacGuffin Guy, or perhaps Xehanort will be able to use the X-Blade to make him a puppet. Or perhaps none of the above. That's assuming he doesn't Screw Destiny, of course.