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    Maleficent 

Voiced by (Japanese): Toshiko Sawada

Voiced by (English): Susanne Blakeslee

Origin: Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts χ | Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts I | Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | coded | Dream Drop Distance | Kingdom Hearts III

"Kingdom Hearts belongs to me! The heart of all kingdoms, the heart of all that lives. A dominion fit to be called Kingdom Hearts must be MY dominion!"

An evil fairy and powerful sorceress who hails from Enchanted Dominion, hellbent on taking over all worlds in existence. She poses a major threat early on in Sora's adventure, using the Heartless to corrupt and destroy countless worlds, unaware that the Heartless are simply using her for their own ends. Although she is defeated and trapped in the Realm of Darkness, she manages to resurface one year later, as determined to conquer the Realm of Light as ever.


  • Arc Villain: Of her own world in Birth by Sleep, as she was in the movie.
  • Arch-Enemy: Very much this to Sora.
  • The Artifact: After being a prominent antagonist in the first two numbered games, leading a cabal of Disney villains, the series as a whole has shifted focus to Xehanort and Organization XIII as the major villains, while the Disney villains are now usually confined to their own worlds. Thus, while Maleficent continues to feature in the series, she has less and less to do in each game. Birth By Sleep sees her demoted to merely the villain of a single world, and while the bonus cutscene in the HD 2.5 Remix version of Re:coded implies her actions after Kingdom Hearts II will bring her back into the spotlight, she's treated more as a subplot that just compromises the main plot.
  • As Long as There is Evil: Chain of Memories has the Organization commenting on how Maleficent's "death" merely banished her to the Realm of Darkness. Then, in Kingdom Hearts II, her raven familiar shows her cloak to the Good Fairies, who try to resist acknowledging her existence, but they cannot, which brings her back into the Realm of Light.
  • Bad Boss: While she doesn't physically abuse Pete, she does belittle, demean, and insult him constantly.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: After getting outed as a Disc-One Final Boss in the first game, she takes up the mantle as her own villain independent of Xehanort in Kingdom Hearts II, although she is the lesser of the two.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: She ultimately turns out to be this. While undoubtedly a major threat who brought about the destruction of countless worlds, she was still an Unwitting Pawn in Xehanort's own plans. Following Kingdom Hearts, she's treated as only a secondary concern following her defeat and resurrection, and has nowhere near the influence or power she had in the first game. Nonetheless, she's still determined to conquer the worlds for her own.
  • Black Mage: All her spells are specifically designed to hurt you.
  • Breath Weapon: She can breathe green fire in her dragon form.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: She calls herself the "Mistress of All Evil".
  • Disc-One Final Boss: The original Kingdom Hearts sets her up as the Big Bad for the first four-fifths of the game, only to pull a rug under her when it is revealed that Ansem is the one pulling the strings.
  • Disney Death: She and Pete appear to be Killed Off for Real by the digital version of Sora's Heartless in the original mobile phone edition of coded, but Re:coded reveals that Data-Riku managed to save them both.
  • Enemy Mine: She finds herself in the undesirable position of teaming up with Sora and co. against Organization XIII in Kingdom Hearts II. She makes it no secret that this is merely a temporary truce.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Yen Sid. Like him, she's one of the most powerful magic-users in the saga who doesn't actually wield a Keyblade, she's known for her stern demeanor, and her character and appearance are drawn from the imagery of classic European fairy tales—but she wields dark magic instead of light magic, and she wants to conquer the universe rather than safeguard it from the darkness. Appropriately, she even takes Mickey's nemesis Pete under her wing, just as Yen Sid took Mickey under his wing.
  • Evil Laugh: She is quite fond of this.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Constantly warns the other villains of this in the first game, pointing out that many have been consumed by the darkness or the Heartless. To her credit, she never becomes drunk on darkness (at least until Ansem forces her to), but has trouble initially accepting that she might not be the Heartless's preferred master.
  • Evil Matriarch: She attempted to manipulate Riku by telling him she honestly wanted to help him, claiming to view him like a son. Riku was smart enough not to fall for it, but he continued to help further her plans, figuring it was his best bet to help Kairi. She also regularly stopped the in-fighting among the villains under her command.
  • Evil Mentor: To Riku in the original game, teaching him how to master the powers of darkness.
  • The Fair Folk: The games didn't mention it (calling her a "sorceress" or a "witch") until Birth by Sleep, but she's an evil fairy.
  • Familiar: Her creepy raven, who aided in her resurrection for Kingdom Hearts II.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Of a sort. As she originates from a world based on medieval Western Europe, she has no concept of modern technological concepts such as computer data, confusing the datascape for a magical realm known as the "date escape".
  • Flunky Boss: The first fight with Maleficent in the original Kingdom Hearts has her summoning a few Defender Heartless on the ground while she's on a platform in the air.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: She has a tendency to run away from heroes by teleporting herself somewhere else or using a flying platform in her witch form.
  • The Grinch: She considers Christmas Town "ridiculous", and makes it a point to destroy it and plans to turn Santa Claus into a Heartless. Notably, this is the only time in Kingdom Hearts II where she turns up in person in a Disney world to aid the local villain. She must really hate the holiday.
  • The Heavy: She's the foremost and most active villain in Kingdom Hearts I. Mainly because Ansem prefers to work in the shadows.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: She seeks the datascape in 3D for an unknown reason, but a new scene added in 2.5 reveals she seeks it to search for a connection to the "Book of Prophecies", a tome that can foretell the future and create new worlds all on its own.
  • Magic Staff: She uses as a blunt weapon in her boss fights. Said weapon has a knockback effect, helping her to keep her distance against her enemies.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She played Riku like a fiddle, and even with a Villain Decay-inducing lack of resources in Kingdom Hearts II, she played events to the point that she became an asset in bringing down Organization XIII, establishing herself at the top once more.
  • Not Quite Dead: Although she is believed to have died at the end of Kingdom Hearts, it is revealed by Vexen and Zexion's discussion in Chain of Memories that she was merely trapped in the Realm of Darkness and could not escape of her own volition. With some help from her raven finding her cloak and the Good Fairies remembering her, she manages to return in Kingdom Hearts II.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Claims in the pre-boss fight dialogue in coded that she wants to bring darkness to the worlds because it's what they truly want. Data-Sora dismisses this as Maleficent only giving herself what she wants, and Maleficent's response is along the lines of: "And what's wrong with that?"
  • Obviously Evil: She's so evil-looking, even Riku can tell she's just stringing him along, only following her orders because of his own dedication to Kairi. Only Terra didn't seem to see it.
  • One-Winged Angel: She assumes her dragon form in most of her boss battles across the series, making her significantly tougher to beat than her usual Squishy Wizard form.
  • Playing with Fire: She appears and disappears in bursts of green flame. She can also breathe and control fire in this form.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: After Kingdom Hearts II, Maleficent appears to have given up on attaining Kingdom Hearts like Xehanort and is focusing on gaining control of the Book of Prophecies instead while Sora and Xehanort's unrelated clash over Kingdom Hearts wraps up. Time will tell how this works out for her, but Foreshadowing would suggest that she has her priorities in order.
  • Scaled Up: Just like the movie, she can transform into a black dragon that breathes green fire when the situation calls for it. The first instance happens when Ansem unlocks the darkness in her heart in Kingdom Hearts, while every other instance shows her doing this with her own power; Birth by Sleep reveals she could always do this, though it's implied that getting stabbed by Prince Phillip's Sword of Truth sealed that power away until Ansem unlocked it again.
  • Sequential Boss: Downplayed. In Kingdom Hearts, you get a quick break to save and heal between dealing with her in her witch and dragon forms.
  • Shock and Awe: She uses Thunder spells in her witch form, either calling them down from the ceiling or zapping you with her staff.
  • Shockwave Stomp: A common attack in her dragon form.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In Birth by Sleep, she suffers the same fate she does in Sleeping Beauty by getting stabbed in the chest with Prince Phillip's Sword of Truth after turning into a dragon, but she does not die like she does in the film. It's suggested, however, that it wound up restricting her power so she couldn't become a dragon again until Ansem unlocked the darkness in her heart.
  • Squishy Wizard: As powerful as her spells are, she has few means of defending herself once you get close enough.
  • Take Over the World: This sums up Maleficent's entire motivation. She wants Kingdom Hearts and the Book of Prophecies for the power and knowledge necessary to help her conquer the worlds, unlike Xehanort, who rationalizes his evil with a combination of For Science! and Well-Intentioned Extremist.
  • Technicolor Fire: Her green dragon fire shows up with pretty much anything she does.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Even after Data-Riku saves her life in Re:coded, she doesn't show an inkling of gratitude to him or Data-Sora, who made the effort to rescue her. It's slightly downplayed by the fact that she leaves the datascape without any more of a fuss, but only so she can continue her plans.
  • Unwitting Pawn: She's one to Ansem, who lets her gather the seven Princesses of Heart so he can obtain a Keyblade of Heart and open the Final Keyhole himself. Birth by Sleep further reveals that this goes all the way back to Master Xehanort, who told her about the princesses and other worlds in the first place, all as part of his master plan to assemble the seven pure lights needed to properly forge the χ-blade.
  • Villain Decay: She starts out as the main villain of Kingdom Hearts to a degree, and is quite a respectable villain in Birth by Sleep whom none of the three heroes are truly able to defeat. But once Xehanort and Organization XIII make themselves known, her threat is largely diminished and her primary concern is desperately trying to get back whatever resources she can scrounge up. However, the bonus cutscene in the HD 2.5 Remix version of Re:coded shows she's on her way of escaping this by obtaining the Book of Prophecies, and judging from her appearance in Unchained χ, she appears to have succeeded.
  • Villainous Rescue: Of Sora and friends in KH2. See Save the Villain above.
  • Villain Teleportation: Uses it a lot during her boss fights in Kingdom Hearts and Birth By Sleep.
  • Wicked Witch: She's a villainous sorceress with a pitch-black heart.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Towards the endgame of Kingdom Hearts II, she stays behind to keep a swarm of uncontrollable Heartless at bay so Sora and co. can take down Xemnas, though she plainly states it's only so she can take his castle for herself. She survives, though her plans go up in smoke when the castle is destroyed.
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    Pete 

Pete

Voiced by (Japanese): Toru Ohira (KHII through 2.5)

Voiced by (English): Jim Cummings

Origin: Steamboat Willie (1928)

Appearances: Birth by Sleep | 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts II | coded | Dream Drop Distance | Kingdom Hearts III

"You just wait! Nobody, and I do mean nobody, messes with the mighty Pete!"

Pete is Maleficent's most faithful lackey. Once a humble steamboat captain, he became Disney Town's biggest troublemaker until he got out of hand and was banished. Maleficent helped him escape his inter-dimensional exile, and he has helped her build a worthy Heartless army ever since.


  • 0% Approval Rating: In Birth by Sleep, he's such a notorious mischief-maker in Disney Town that he thinks wearing a disguise and acting like a superhero is the only way he can get any votes for the Million Dreams Award. When he inevitably loses, he finds out a few citizens actually did vote for him, but he just scoffs and says the prize is the only thing that matters to him, losing whatever respect and support he may have had.
  • Adaptational Villainy: While Pete's depictions in Disney cartoons have run the gamut of villain to ally, in this series he's eager to conquer worlds and plunge them into darkness, tempt powerful beings to darkness with the purposeful intent of making them into Heartless, and in coded, he almost crushes Donald and Goofy and tortures Data-Riku with a sadist glee.
  • Anti-Hero: Like Maleficent, they only aided Sora and his friends during the game so that they could gain once the Organization XIII was toppled.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: He dismisses the Book of Prophecies as "fluffy, pink kid fairy tale stuff". The universe he lives in is full of magic, plus he says this to an actual fairy.
  • Barrier Warrior: Pete is able to shield himself in a spherical shield spell in Kingdom Hearts II. This is turned against him when Sora bats him like a giant ball.
  • Beard of Evil: He has a pointed goatee as Peg Leg Pete in Dream Drop Distance.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: At least his past-selves in both Timeless River and Country of the Musketeers, who ain't afraid to accept a fight when someone challenges him, whether it's Sora or his present self, the latter of whom is too much of a coward to be this.
  • Butt-Monkey: Practically nothing ever goes right for him. Even his past self can get knocked away by your attacks when he fights alongside you.
  • Car Fu: He knows some as Captain Dark, and his D-Link in Birth by Sleep allows you to drive a spinning race kart into enemies.
  • Cats Are Mean: He's a villainous cat man, and a huge Jerkass to boot.
  • Character Development: For better or for worse, he went from a well-meaning and essentially decent authority figure, to a Jerkass attention-seeker, to a cowardly villain (though he still retains some of his mettle). It's shown that he longs for the old days of steam boat captaincy, however.
  • Chronic Villainy: In the earliest time where he is seen as the true villain, "Country of the Musketeers", he is arrested in the end by the Royal Musketeers. By the time Terra, Aqua, and Ventus arrive in Disney Town, presumably several years later, he has mellowed into a more general mischief maker. However, losing the Million Dreams Award and getting banished to a Pocket Dimension ends up turning him into a full-blown villain once more.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As incompetent as Pete is usually portrayed, he's shown himself to be talented in many areas. He has hand-to-hand fighting abilities, can use explosives and magic, can control Heartless, and is proficient with computers. He's also been a Rumble Racer, a steamboat Captain, and of course The Dragon to Maleficent.
  • Dirty Coward: Made clear in the battle of Hollow Bastion, where he leaves Maleficent to fend for herself against the Nobodies. Subverted in the end, when he is able to conquer his fears in order to buy Sora and Mickey some time to defeat Xemnas by holding the Heartless back.
  • Enemy Mine: In Kingdom Hearts II, he helps Sora and the King against Xemnas and the Heartless.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He starts out as a humble, somewhat rugged but ultimately good-hearted steamboat captain, but gradually became more and more unpleasant until he became the lackey of a notorious world-conqueror.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: An interesting version in that despite his obvious, if only slight, malevolence, he's still not a bad guy when you race him in Birth by Sleep, having seemingly repented from his villainous days in the Country of the Musketeers (detailed in Dream Drop Distance). In fact, it's the race (or rather the fact that he lost) that causes him to pull a Face–Heel Turn (again).
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Pete starts out as a steam boat captain before pulling a Face–Heel Turn as captain of the Musketeers and tries to take a then-princess Minnie's throne. He reforms, but is still a troublemaker. Losing the Million Dreams Award causes him to go back to villainy, and is still an antagonist as of Kingdom Hearts III.
  • I Hate Past Me: He's frequently seen beating up his past self in Timeless River, calling him a pathetic weakling.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: His battles involve explosive bowling balls.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: He's Maleficent's right-hand man, though he wasn't introduced until Kingdom Hearts II, and has been a staple supporting character ever since.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He's too wimpy and cowardly to actually pose a major threat; Sora explicitly describes him as "not smart enough to tie his own shoes."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The Pete from Timeless River was easily angered and abrasive, but knew how to show kindness. He was genuinely grateful that Sora and co. got Steamboat Willie back, and rewarded them for it by taking them on a ride. Unfortunately, he Took a Level in Jerkass...
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In Birth by Sleep, Pete has become so selfish and stubborn that he tries to cheat his way to get the Million Dreams Award. He fails, but is told by Minnie that he actually got a few votes. He dismisses the votes in his greed, causing the entire town to regret their votes and hate him, and Minnie banishes him.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He is perfectly aware of the fact that he can't really hold his own all that well against Nobodies. He only follows Maleficent because the alternative is worse.
  • Large Ham: Particularly as CAPTAIN JUSTICE
  • The Last Straw: Goofy says that Pete's been causing trouble for ages until something happened that got him banished. In Birth by Sleep, it's when he tried forcefully taking the Million Dreams Award from Queen Minnie, showing that he doesn't care one bit about anyone but himself, even even the ones who thought there was some bit of good in him.
  • Leitmotif: "Rowdy Rumble" is something of a boss theme of his, playing in nearly every battle he's involved in.
  • Mascot Mook: The credits state at the end that Pete is one.
  • Mythology Gag: One of his attacks is to throw explosive balls similar to a bowling ball. Bowling was a favored past time for the character in Goof Troop and A Goofy Movie.
  • Nostalgia Filter: In-Universe. He seems to long for the good old days of steamboat captaincy, but, given the Time Travel to Timeless River and what happens to him, he's probably just thinking it's better than his later situations.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's often treated as a witless goon by Sora and his friends, but he's also the one sowing Heartless and recruiting other villains in different worlds, and is really heinous when given the right opportunity. He is also one of the few villains to use the Heartless and never succumb to the darkness, even though it is implied that he has used them as long as Maleficent has. Best exemplified in Re:coded, where he's in almost full control of the bugs, and corrupts Data-Riku.
  • Number Two: He's Maleficent's right-hand man, though he spends much of his time by himself across the worlds to enforce her will.
  • Recurring Boss: Pete is fought by Sora directly twice in Kingdom Hearts II: once in Olympus Coliseum, and again as the boss of Timeless River. He continues to be an antagonist throughout the game, but he never directly fights Sora and co. again outside of the tournament.
  • Remember the New Guy?: From Kingdom Hearts II onwards he acts as Maleficent's Number Two, and was shown to be allied with her as early as Birth by Sleep. Despite this, he does not appear nor is even mentioned in the first Kingdom Hearts game, where Maleficent is most prominent.
  • Retcon: In Kingdom Hearts II, it was stated by Goofy that King Mickey banished Pete to another dimension, presumably for doing something really bad, and Maleficent broke him out. In Birth by Sleep, however, Pete only throws a hissy fit, and Queen Minnie temporarily banishes him to another dimension until he "cools down" from what seemed to be a preparation to attack her for the Million Dreams Award. This is a bit of a Dub-Induced Plot Hole, as the Japanese script used a gender-neutral pronounce for "Majesty," so it indeed could have been Minnie or Mickey. However, then in the manga it's stated directly that King Mickey did it, and this is said by Minnie no less.
  • Right-Hand Cat: He's technically this to Maleficent, being a cat.
  • Sadist: Pete becomes one after he joins Maleficent, as demonstrated when he lets Barbossa and Scar nearly murder Sora in cold blood, and when Pete himself tries to kill Donald, Goofy, Data-Riku, and Queen Minnie at separate points in coded and Dream Drop Distance.
  • Sentai: In Birth by Sleep, he tries disguising himself as a superhero called Captain Justice and a shady Anti-Hero called Captain Dark.
  • Sequential Boss: The boss fight with Pete in Timeless River in II starts out with Sora having to stop his steamboat with the Cornerstone of Light from escaping down the river. After that, you fight Pete on foot in a battle where he transports you to different scenes from the world after taking enough damage.
  • Shock and Awe: Can use D-Thundaga in Re:coded, which also is an example of Ride the Lightning.
  • Sore Loser: When Pete loses the Million Dreams Award to Ventus, Aqua, and Terra in Birth by Sleep, he throws a fit and tries to take the prize from Queen Minnie by force. This act is what results in him getting banished.
  • Super Zeroes: Both his "superhero" personas, Captain Justice and Captain Dark, are just lame excuses to get votes for the Million Dreams Award. About the most heroic thing he does is give Ventus directions.
  • Teleport Spam: In Re:coded.
  • Team Rocket Wins: With Barbossa's help, Pete finally scores a victory against Sora in Port Royal with the use of the Heartless and kidnapping Will after a failed negotiation. This leaves Sora tied up and left to die on a ship rigged with gun powder, one of the closest Pete has ever come to killing him.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: He commonly fights by tossing firecrackers and rolling explosives at you like a bowling ball. In 358/2 Days and coded, his smoke bombs inflict Standard Status Effects. He also uses regular bombs during Rumble Racing in Birth by Sleep.
  • Trap Master: He can summon rigged blox in Re:coded.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: After they're saved by Data-Riku in Re:coded, both Pete and Maleficent are ingrates, but Pete is even more of one than his employer, threatening Data-Riku with a future return to slavery under him even as he is being evacuated from the Datascape.
  • Videogame Cruelty Potential: During his boss fight in Timeless River, if you combo Past!Pete, he will launch into the air and make a shockwave upon landing, he will then get up and yell What's that for!?! before going back into the fray.
  • Wants a Prize for Basic Decency: In Birth by Sleep, he puts on a costume and pretends to be a hero to win the Million Dreams Award, doing simple good deeds like giving information. No one is fooled, since he's well known as the biggest troublemaker in Disney Town, and Terra, Ventus, and Aqua beat him for the award by doing actual heroic deeds, like fighting off the Unversed.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: He stays behind together with Maleficent to hold off the swarm of Heartless for Sora and co. in the endgame of Kingdom Hearts II.

Introduced in Kingdom Hearts I

Maleficent's faction

    Hades 

Hades

Voiced by (Japanese): Kyusaku Shimada

Voiced by (English): James Woods

Origin: Hercules (1997)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts χ | Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts I | Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | coded | Kingdom Hearts III

"Did you forget who you're talking to? I am the Lord of the Dead!"

The literally (and figuratively) hot-headed Lord of the Dead and ruler of the Underworld, located at Olympus Coliseum. Although he is one of Maleficent's allies, his focus is largely on killing Hercules.


  • Barehanded Blade Block: He's able to grab Auron's sword during a cutscene with his hands, completely unscathed.
  • Batman Gambit: He pulls quite a masterful one in Kingdom Hearts II, using both Sora and Herc's Chronic Hero Syndrome to his advantage. First, he kidnaps Meg and fools Sora into unlocking the Underdrome to free her. Then, he bets on Hercules rushing to her rescue after a match against the Hydra, leaving the coliseum unprotected and breaking Herc's spirit. If not for that same Chronic Hero Syndrome spurring Herc back into action, Hades would've finally succeeded in killing him.
  • The Berserker: He starts throwing out much more powerful attacks when he goes Burning with Anger in battle.
  • Breakout Villain: Hades was already quite popular in his original film, so this is to be expected. Nomura noted that the Underworld was added to Kingdom Hearts II mostly due to Hades' popularity. Sure enough, he's gone on to be the most recurring Disney villain in the franchise besides Maleficent herself.note 
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Hades is a Physical God that could easily wipe the floor with Sora due to being completely invincible while in the Underworld, but he's more content with sending out monsters like Cerberus to fight in his stead if a chase takes too long.
  • Burning with Anger: Just like in the film, his fire goes from blue to red when he gets angry. This even serves as an attack in his boss battles, fittingly called Temper Flare.
  • Cain and Abel: Before learning about Hercules, his primary goal in Birth by Sleep is to find a warrior powerful and stupid enough to give his bother Zeus what for.
  • The Chessmaster: He even has a chessboard in his throne room, with Hercules, Zeus, Cerberus, and himself as pawns.
  • Classic Villain: Wrath obviously, but also Pride and Sloth, which all tie into each other. He never steps in until it's absolutely necessary, or when he gets pissed or has his pride hurt. Being a god, he doesn't think too much of other characters and is fairly smug and confident until he's no longer able to control or make use of someone, at which point he becomes angry or disappointed.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's still as smarmy and sarcastic as he was in the movie.
  • Everybody Hates Hades: Hades in Classical Mythology was a neutral force, not an evil one.
  • Evil Uncle: He's the brother of Zeus, which make's him Hercules's uncle. Hades also doesn't like Zeus and wants to take over Mt. Olympus, which requires killing Hercules to prevent him from doing so.
  • Fair-Play Villain: Played with. He mostly pits Hercules against opponents in straight-up fights, but he's not above bending the rules of the Coliseum. When this doesn't work out and his Villainous Breakdown hits by the end of Kingdom Hearts II, he declares outright, "Now we're gonna play by my rules!"
  • Faux Affably Evil: He plays himself off as an easygoing guy with your best interests at heart, but in truth he's a self serving bastard who only sees you for how useful you could be as a pawn.
  • Fireballs: His Firaga Ball attack consists of him chucking huge fireballs at you.
  • Flanderization: Early games featured him occasionally cribbing Phil's tendency to recite rules. Later games treat this as a trait of Hades rather than Phil.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Hades gets riled up when even the slightest thing goes wrong.
  • Joker Immunity: He's such a popular villain that he manages to keep coming back from his defeats (not that it'd be feasible to kill him off, seeing how he is an immortal god). Quite egregiously, Kingdom Hearts II sees him suffering an apparent Disney Villain Death, yet the heroes have more than a little suspicion he'll be back in no time; true to form, he's perfectly alive and well if you visit his throne room right after beating him!
  • Large Ham: He is extremely charismatic, especially when he loses his temper.
  • Manipulative Bastard:
  • Near-Villain Victory: In Kingdom Hearts II, he gets almost everything he hoped for by the end of the first visit to Olympus Coliseum: the Underdrome is reopened, the usual coliseum is destroyed, and he sends Hercules into a major Heroic BSoD. Of course, just when he's able to brainwash Auron to his side to kill Hercules, Sora manages to restore Auron's soul and Herc gets his mojo back.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: If he hadn't tried killing Meg during his Villainous Breakdown in Kingdom Hearts II, Hercules wouldn't have been

    Jafar 

Jafar

Voiced by (Japanese): Akira Takarada

Voiced by (English): Jonathan Freeman

Origin: Aladdin (1992)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts I | Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | coded

"Genie! My final wish! I want you to make me an all-powerful genie!"

    Ursula 

Ursula

Voiced by (Japanese): Kujira

Voiced by (English): Pat Caroll

Origin: The Little Mermaid (1989)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts I | Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | Dream Drop Distance

"The sea and all its spoils bow to my power!"
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    Oogie Boogie 

Oogie Boogie

Voiced by (Japanese): Hiroshi Hatanaka

Voiced by (English): Ken Page

Origin: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts I | Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II

"Nobody disrespects me! Nobody!"

    Captain Hook 

Captain Hook

Voiced by (Japanese): Chikao Ohtsuka (KHI), Naoya Uchida (BBS)

Voiced by (English): Corey Burton

Origin: Peter Pan (1953)

Appearances: Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts I | Chain of Memories | 358/2 Days

"Blast that Peter Pan!"

Others

    Queen of Hearts 

The Queen of Hearts

Voiced by (Japanese): Sumie Ozawa

Voiced by (English): Tress MacNeille

Origin: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts χ | Kingdom Hearts I | Chain of Memories | 358/2 Days | coded

"Off with their heads!"

    Card Soldiers 

The Card Soldiers

Origin: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts χ | Kingdom Hearts I | Chain of Memories | 358/2 Days | coded

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    Cerberus 

Cerberus

Origin: Hercules (1997)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts χ | Kingdom Hearts I | Kingdom Hearts II | coded

    Titans 

Rock Titan

Origin: Hercules (1997)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts I | Kingdom Hearts II | coded (Re:coded only) | Kingdom Hearts III

Ice Titan

Origin: Hercules (1997)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts I | coded (Re:coded only) | Kingdom Hearts III

Lava Titan

Origin: Hercules (1997)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts III

Tornado Titan

Origin: Hercules (1997)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts III

    Clayton 

Clayton

Voiced by (Japanese): Banjo Ginga

Voiced by (English): BRIAN BLESSED

Origin: Tarzan (1999)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts I

"Blasted gorillas! I'll hunt down every last one of them!"

    Sabor 

Sabor

Origin: Tarzan (1999)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts I

    Iago 

Iago

Voiced by (Japanese): Akira Kamiya (KHI), Toru Okawa (KHII onward)

Voiced by (English): Gilbert Gottfried

Origin: Aladdin (1992)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts I | Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | coded

"I most definitely got it! No more lookin' out for number one. I'm reformed!"

Jafar's boisterous and cunning parrot, who serves as Jafar's eyes and ears for everything going on in Agrabah. After getting stuck in Jafar's lamp together with his master, he breaks out and decides he's had enough of being his lackey.


  • The Atoner: In Kingdom Hearts II, where he wants to make amends with Sora, Aladdin, and the gang.
  • Demoted to Extra: He was a major antagonist in the film, but only gets a single line in the original game, and his sole other role there and in Chain of Memories is to keep Jafar's genie lamp out of reach during their boss fight. Not the case in Kingdom Hearts II, where he's the central character in Agrabah's storyline.
  • Dirty Coward: He doesn't quite shake off his self-serving nature, betraying his new friends to Jafar out of fear of what the latter would do to him, and desperately trying to cover it up so they won't find out. They're none too pleased when they do.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: Iago, or rather the lamp he carries, is the main target during most boss fights against Jafar-Genie excluding the one in Kingdom Hearts II. He flies around the arena to keep the lamp away from you; in the first boss, he will collapse after sustaining enough damage.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After serving as Jafar's lackey in Kingdom Hearts I, he vaguely states that "some things happened" between this and Kingdom Hearts II, and now he's making a genuine effort to befriend Aladdin and Jasmine.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: He's a South American parrot in a world based on Saudi Arabia.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: It's implied that Jafar forcing Iago to fly around guarding his lamp in the sweltering heat is what prompted Iago to switch sides.
  • Polly Wants a Microphone: He's a talking parrot, naturally.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: Zig-zagged all throughout Kingdom Hearts II. He has a very tough time convincing everyone that he's turned over a new feather, but manages to get into their good books by helping keep Jafar's lamp out of Pete's hands by the end of the first visit. Then he blows it in the second visit when Jafar pressures him into luring them into a trap, only to reclaim everyone's trust by Taking the Bullet for Aladdin.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Downplayed. Iago appeared in the original game, but going by how personal his interactions with Sora's gang in Kingdom Hearts II are, you wouldn't know that they didn't even say a word to each other.
  • Taking the Bullet: He does this for Aladdin against Jafar during the second visit to Agrabah in Kingdom Hearts II. He manages to survive, however.
  • Toothy Bird: His molars are visible inside of his beak.

    Flotsam and Jetsam 

Flotsam and Jetsam

Voiced by (Japanese): Shuichio Moriyama

Voiced by (English): Corey Burton

Origin: The Little Mermaid (1989)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts I | Kingdom Hearts II

"There's no escape!"

    Shark 

The Shark

Origin: The Little Mermaid (1989)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts I

    Lock, Shock, and Barrel 

Lock, Shock, and Barrel

Voiced by (Japanese): Shintaro Sonooka (Lock), Yuko Doi (Shock), Shigeo Matsuzawa (Barrel)

Voiced by (English): Jess Harnell (Lock), Kath Soucie (Shock), Jeff Bennett (Barrel)

Origin: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts I | 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts II

"One, two, three—" """Together's they key!"""

    Mr. Smee 

Mr. Smee

Voiced by (Japanese): Kazuo Kumakura

Voiced by (English): Jeff Bennett

Origin: Peter Pan (1953)

Appearances: Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts I | 358/2 Days

    Chernabog 

Chernabog

Origin: Fantasia (1940)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts I | Dream Drop Distance

Introduced in Kingdom Hearts II

    Maleficent's Raven 

Maleficent's Raven

Origin: Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts χ | Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts II | Dream Drop Distance

    Shan-Yu 

Shan-Yu

Voiced by (Japanese): Hiroshi Fujioka

Voiced by (English): Corey Burton

Origin: Mulan (1998)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts II

"Now you'll bow to me!"

    Pain and Panic 

Pain and Panic

Origin: Hercules (1997)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts II

    Hydra 

The Hydra

Origin: Hercules (1997)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts II

    Hector Barbossa 

Captain Hector Barbossa

Voiced by (Japanese): Haruhiko Jo

Voiced by (English): Brian George

Origin: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts II

"You'd best start believin' in ghost stories, Miss Turner. For, you see, tonight—you're in one!"

    Undead Pirates 

The Undead Pirates

Voiced by (Japanese): n/a

Voiced by (English): Beau Billingslea (Pirate A), Adam Leadbeater (Pirate B), John DiMaggio (Pirate C)

Origin: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts II

    Scar 

Scar

Voiced by (Japanese): Haruhiko Jo

Voiced by (English): James Horan

Origin: The Lion King (1994)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts II

"You're in trouble again. But this time daddy isn't here to save you."

    Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed 

Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed

Voiced by (Japanese): Tomie Kataoka (Shenzi), Ben Hiura (Banzai)

Voiced by (English): Tress MacNeille (Shenzi), Cheech Marin (Banzai), Jim Cummings (Ed)

Origin: The Lion King (1994)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts II

"Hey look, a snack!" "Snack? No, we got ourselves a three-course meal!"

    MCP 

The Master Control Program (MCP)

Voiced by (Japanese): Ikuya Sawaki

Voiced by (English): Corey Burton

Origin: TRON (1982)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts II

"Tron... Don't you understand? We don't need Users. We've advanced—they're superfluous."

    Sark 

Commander Sark

Voiced by (Japanese): Tetsuo Kanao

Voiced by (English): Corey Burton

Origin: TRON (1982)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts II

"Tenacious little bugs! Your time is up! Prepare for de-resolution!"

Introduced in Birth by Sleep

    Queen 

The Queen

Voiced by (Japanese): Kyoko Satomi

Voiced by (English): Susanne Blakeslee

Origin: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Appearances: !!!Appearances: Kingdom Hearts χ | Birth by Sleep

"What I demand is her life. I have had more than enough of her light."

    Magic Mirror 

The Spirit of the Magic Mirror

Voiced by (Japanese): Tamio Oki

Voiced by (English): Corey Burton

Origin: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts χ | Birth by Sleep

"The Queen is gone, my service done. Adieu, O victorious one."

    Lady Tremaine 

Lady Tremaine

Voiced by (Japanese): Aiko Konoshima

Voiced by (English): Susanne Blakeslee

Origin: Cinderella (1950)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts χ (Union χ only) | Birth by Sleep

"This is what happens when you go against my wishes!"

Cinderella's abusive stepmother, who bullies her and keeps her from attending the ball at the Castle of Dreams.


  • Adaptational Karma: Unpunished in the film, but here, she succumbs to The Power of Hate and tries to kill her stepdaughter, only to be attacked and possibly killed by the Unversed she summons.
  • Death by Adaptation: Very strongly implied by their screams after getting struck by one of the Cursed Coach's bombs.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: They call forth a powerful Unversed to torment Cinderella when she's about to get her happily ever after with Prince Charming. They fail to realize that they can't control it, which leads to their gruesome demise.
  • Uncertain Doom:
  • The Unfought: Even if they did survive the Cursed Coach's attack, they had no combat ability to speak of.

    Anastasia and Drizella 

Anastasia and Drizella

Voiced by (Japanese): Ayumi Kida (Anastasia), Shinobu Adachi (Drizella)

Voiced by (English): Tress MacNeille (Anastasia), Russi Taylor (Drizella)

Origin: Cinderella (1950)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts χ (Union χ only) | Birth by Sleep

Cinderella's spoiled and wicked stepsisters who want nothing more than to bring misery to Cinderella.


  • Adaptational Karma: Unlike in the film, they do not get away with abusing Cinderella because they succumbed to hatred as she was leaving, resulting in a nasty fate for them both.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Particularly Anastasia, who pulled a Heel–Face Turn in Disney's sequel films, a notion that is completely disregarded here.
  • Cain and Abel: Female examples. By the time Cinderella wins her freedom, Drizella and Anastasia attack her with the intention of murder out of pure hatred. They fail because of Aqua's presence, and lose their hearts (and possibly their lives) to the darkness.
  • Dreadful Musician: According to their journal entries. Drizella can't sing despite the costly classes she takes, and Anastasia takes pride in her flutist skills, despite being the worst flutist ever.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Both are murderously envious to Cinderella because of her charm and beauty.
  • The Power of Hate: Their hatred towards Cinderella is what allowed them to summon the Symphony Master and Cursed Coach Unversed.
  • Slasher Smile: They both give one of these to Cinderella as they try to murder her, indicating that they've finally given into darkness without a chance of redemption.
  • The Unfought: Get themselves blown away before Aqua could even fight them.

    Lucifer 

Lucifer

Voiced by: Jon Olson

Origin: Cinderella (1950)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts χ (Union χ only) | Birth by Sleep

A mean cat owned by Lady Tremaine who keeps a watchful eye out for Cinderella's mouse friends. He happens to be in the same room as one of the materials Jaq needs for Cinderella's dress, leading to Ventus having to fight to distract him.


  • Acrofatic: Despite being spoiled into being rather large, he's able to jump to the top of a wardrobe with little effort.
  • Cats Are Mean: Unlike Jaq the mouse, Lucifer resists Cinderella's kindness, probably because of the upbringing with Tremaine that came first.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: He's named after the devil of Judeo-Christian religions.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Lucifer is last seen running off from Ventus, so his final fate is unknown.

    Maleficent's Goons 

Maleficent's Goons

Origin: Sleeping Beauty (1959)

Appearances: Birth by Sleep

Maleficent's original henchmen from Enchanted Dominion. They are strange imp- and goblin-like creatures that ward off intruders from their mistress's castle.


  • Annoying Arrows: The bird goons' attacks consist of gaining distance to fire these, occasionally firing three at once.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: True to the source material, they must be doing something right if there are no Unversed within the castle grounds, and they really try their damnedest to fight Ven and Aqua.
  • Epic Flail: Some of the pig goons wield these to fight.
  • Everything's Messier with Pigs: The pig goons, which wield halberds and maces to fight, and occasionally drop large rocks on you.
  • Feathered Fiend: The bird goons, which function exclusively as archers.
  • Something Completely Different: In Ven and Aqua's narratives, they are the only threat that is faced in Maleficent's castle, replacing the Unversed.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: It's implied that Maleficent dumped them for the Heartless after she found the latter, which is why they don't appear later in the games' chronology.
  • Zerg Rush: The pig goons' method of attack. and since they attack as soon as they reach you, attacking a group first is your best option.

    Jumba Jookiba 

Dr. Jumba Jookiba

Voiced by (Japanese): Shozo Iizuka

Voiced by (English): David Ogden Stiers

Origin: Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Appearances: Birth by Sleep

"Impossible! Pshah! He has no actual feelings—only destructive instincts I have carefully chosen for him. Or perhaps you need another demonstration of my evil geniusness!"

A self-proclaimed "evil genius" from Deep Space, he is arrested for illegal genetic experiments and now serves time in a prison ship. He tricks Terra into breaking him out, but turns on him when Experiment 626 doesn't act on his destructive programming.


  • Adaptational Villainy: He doesn't undergo a Heel–Face Turn in this series like he does in the film.
  • Admiring the Abomination: More specifically, admiring himself for creating experiments, and then admiring the destructive power they have.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He freely and shamelessly calls himself an Evil Genius.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He assumes that his experiments are incapable of feeling anything beyond their destructive instincts, and assumes Terra must've somehow "broken" Stitch when he begins expressing more docile and friendly behavior.
  • Evil Genius: A bioengineer imprisoned for his illegal genetic experiments.
  • A Father to His Men: After Experiment 221 is beaten, Jumba grabs his dehydrated experiment and comforts it.
  • Mad Scientist: Though he prefers to be called an Evil Genius, he created Stitch simply to be the most destructive force in the galaxy.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The credits incorrectly spell his surname as "Jukiba".
  • The Unfought: He's the main villain of Terra's story in Deep Space, but seeing that he lacks any combat abilities, he sics Experiment 221 on him instead.

    Gantu 

Captain Gantu

Voiced by (Japanese): Unshou Ishizuka

Voiced by (English): Kevin Michael Richardson

Origin: Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Appearances: Birth by Sleep

"Any last words before I blast you into a million pieces?"

A gargantuan and hotheaded captain in the Galactic Federation's army. He is assigned with escorting Experiment 626 to exile, but goes to much greater extremes than necessary to ensure he doesn't remain a threat.


  • Aliens Speaking English: Like the other aliens in the game, he is conveniently understood by the Keyblade wielders.
  • Artificial Stupidity: If you run up to him while he's firing his Ray Gun, he'll keep shooting well above your head as you keep close and lay on the damage.
  • Dash Attack: He uses a charge attack in his boss fight that can easily knock Aqua aside.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He's strongly suggested that he resents Aqua because she exposed his incompetence to the Grand Councilwoman and effectively took his place in apprehending the ship's most dangerous fugitives. This spurs him to act out against Aqua, and ultimately costs him his job.
  • I Am Big Boned: When he comes to get the prisoners, Stitch makes a remark in his gibberish language, prompting Gantu to yell, "I'm just big-boned!"
  • Inspector Javert: Towards Stitch. He refuses to believe Stitch is capable of anything other than causing havoc, and eventually decides to go against his orders and execute the little guy—and Aqua when she defends him.
  • Knight Templar: He only acts out against Stitch because Stitch has been labeled a menace to intergalactic society, taking matters into his own hands to ensure that Stitch is destroyed.
  • Large and in Charge: He's well over three times Terra and Aqua's height, and appears to be head of security on the Grand Councilwoman's ship.
  • Ray Gun: His weapon of choice.
  • Reassigned to Antarctica: After the Grand Councilwoman catches him stepping out of line and trying to kill Aqua, she reassigns him to the undesirable position of patrol.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's willing to kill Stitch for the good of the galaxy, but lets his own temper override his decisions.

    Experiment 221 

Experiment 221 (Sparky)

Voiced by (Japanese): Wataru Takagi

Voiced by (English): Frank Welker

Origin: Stitch! The Movie (2003)

Appearances: Birth by Sleep

One of Dr. Jumba's genetic experiments, with the primary function to short out electrical devices. Jumba summons him to attack Terra after seeing how Experiment 626 was "negatively" affected by learning about the concept of friendship.


  • Adaptational Early Appearance: The events of Deep Space take place chronologically within the first few minutes of the film, but none of the other experiments besides Stitch appear until its sequels.
  • Ax-Crazy: It was programmed by Dr. Jumba to be as destructive as possible.
  • Psycho Electro: An evil experiment with electrical powers.
  • Ride the Lightning: He can turn his body into electricity, which allows him to possess the turrets in the room to shoot at you.
  • You Are Number 6: He's only ever known as Experiment 221. He's only ever called "Sparky" by Lilo, who doesn't even show up in the game due to there being no arrival on Earth.

Introduced in Dream Drop Distance

    Claude Frollo 

Judge Claude Frollo

Voiced by (Japanese): Shozo Sasaki

Voiced by (English): Corey Burton

Origin: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Appearances: Dream Drop Distance

"How dare you. I am a virtuous man. Good and evil shall be made plain...once the gypsies face the fires of judgement."

La Cité des Cloches's ruthless and self-righteous justice minister, and Quasimodo's reluctant guardian, who sees the evil he commits to be for the greater good.


  • Abusive Parents: As Quasimodo's caretaker, he is emotionally abusive and shames him into feeling too afraid to set foot outside the cathedral.
  • Admiring the Abomination: He's quite taken by the Wargoyle Dream Eater in Riku's story, believing it to be a gift from God to carry out his will.
  • Bowdlerise: Seeing how he is one of Disney's darkest villains, much of his character from the movie has been toned down for the game, which removes most of the religious and sexual overtones from the story, replacing nearly any of his references to God with "righteous judgment". About the only things that are kept are his Accidental Murder of Quasimodo's mother, and attempt at burning Esmeralda at the stake.
  • Dark Is Evil: He dresses in dark robes and openly uses his darkness during his purge of the gypsies.
  • Disney Villain Death: Falls off Notre Dame into the fires below in both Sora and Riku's stories, but under different circumstances: on Sora's side, it's the same Karmic Death he suffers from the movie, while on Riku's side, he's knocked down by the very Wargoyle he tried using to lay waste to the city.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: When he's gifted with the Wargoyle in Riku's story, believing it to be a divine gift to aid in his crusade, he grows increasingly insane and goes off the handle.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Corey Burton gives his best impression of the late Tony Jay, who mastered this trope to an art form.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's one of the more elderly members of Disney's rogues gallery, and one of its vilest.
  • Hanging Judge: His Sinister Minister traits are greatly underplayed in favor of this interpretation.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: On Riku's side, he's knocked off Notre Dame by the very Wargoyle his darkness summoned.
  • Karmic Death: Just like the movie, he slips and falls into the flaming town square right after his near word-for-word Blasphemous Boast—"And He shall smite the wicked and plunge them into the fiery pit, forever!"—while grabbing onto a demonic-looking gargoyle.
  • Laughing Mad: He can be heard cackling to himself once he starts losing himself more and more to his own darkness.
  • Obliviously Evil: He honestly believes he's a man of virtue and that the gypsies are evil, oblivious to the fact that he's entrenched in darkness, or that the Dream Eaters he utilizes threaten to destroy his own world.
  • Nice Hat: His tri-corner hat, which he loses during the climax of the film.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He absolutely loathes gypsies, and intends to slaughter them and anyone he suspects of harboring them.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: He shrugs off Riku's Kirk Summation labeling him as a sad old man with a dark heart.
  • The Unfought: While he's the main antagonist of La Cité des Cloches, he's never fought himself. Sora and Riku instead fight the Wargoyle under his command.

    CLU 

CLU

Voiced by (Japanese): Tsutomu Isobe

Voiced by (English): Fred Tatasciore

Origin: TRON: Legacy (2010)

Appearances: Dream Drop Distance

"I took the System to its maximum potential. And now, you see the applications at my disposal!"

A program Kevin Flynn created in his own likeness to oversee the development of the Grid. However, following his programming to create a "perfect system", CLU betrayed Flynn and took the Grid under his undisputed control.


  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Subverted like in the film. CLU is still following his programming to try to create the perfect system; the problem is that Kevin made him when he was more naïve, and before he discovered the ISOs, so CLU's plan is equally naïve.
  • Control Freak: He aims to have total control over everything, even the Dream Eaters that have appeared in his world. Anything that cannot be controlled must be destroyed.
  • The Corrupter: He corrupted the Grid and repurpossed Tron into Rinzler. It's also implied that the Commantis is actually a good Dream Eater controlled by him as well, as lightning from his ship strikes the disk in its head, and it subtly changes appearance when stunned, gaining Spirit-like blue eyes as opposed to the red ones possessed by Nightmares.
  • Creative Sterility: It's why he has to repurpose programs and Dream Eaters like Commantis instead of making new ones, and can't really think outside of his predefined mindset originally created by Kevin.
  • Didn't Think This Through: His plan to simply take Sora's Keyblade isn't the most sound, as the Keyblade only chooses
  • Enemy Without: He is essentially an Evil Twin of Flynn that was created in his own likeness back when he was obsessed with order and perfection. Unlike Flynn, who was able to change from that mindset, CLU is unable to.
  • Evil Overlord: He rules the Grid with an iron fist.
  • Fantastic Racism: His response to the ISOs' existence was to eradicate them, since he could not control them.
  • Fun with Acronyms: His name stands for "Codified Likeness Utility".
  • Hate Sink: He even more of a scumbag in this continuity than in his own franchise, attempting to take advantage of Sora's friendship with Tron for his own selfish desires, and trying to kill him when he loses.
  • Karma Houdini: Only in Sora's side, where he manages to avoid defeat, while he is killed on Riku's side. It's unknown whether he met his defeat before the Grid entered the Sleeping Worlds, however.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Along with the rest of the Grid's cast, his design is based on a live-action actor.
  • Perma-Stubble: Even moreso than many other examples, since, as a program, his avatar is unchanging.
  • Sadistic Choice: He foists one of these on Sora: the Keyblade in exchange for turning Rinzler back into Tron. Being the hero he is, Sora opts to Take a Third Option by using the Keyblade to free Tron.
  • Sore Loser: He loses Rinzler to Sora, and responds by attacking them both.
  • Totalitarian Utilitarian: He only wants the "perfect system". Unfortunately, he's the only one who thinks it's this, everyone else around him who follows him having been repurposed.
  • Tron Lines: Orange in color, designating him as a villain in his world.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: He was created by Kevin Flynn to create the Grid, but took over when he found it growing too "imperfect" under Flynn's command.
  • The Unfought: He is never faced in direct combat in the game, siccing Rinzler on Sora and the Commantis on Riku.
  • Villainous Breakdown: On Sora's side, Rinzler's freedom is enough to make CLU snap and attack Sora. He also suffers the same one in the film after Flynn lectures him.
  • Visionary Villain: He wants to escape from his world to instill his vision of perfection on the other worlds, and he tries using Sora's Keyblade to do it.

    Rinzler 

Rinzler

Origin: TRON: Legacy (2010)

Appearances: Dream Drop Distance

The original version of Tron, who has been repurposed by CLU into serving as his deadliest enforcer.


  • Bifurcated Weapon: Just like the film, he can split his Identity Disk into two.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Thanks to CLU tampering with his code, the noble and affable Tron is now a silent, ruthless killer.
  • Deadly Disc: His weapon of choice, as usual. He can wield two at once, even.
  • Decomposite Character: It is stated that Rinzler and the Tron that Sora knows from Kingdom Hearts II are not the same person, since the Grid is the original computer system that Space Paranoids was copied from.
  • Fallen Hero: He went from a heroic security program to a loyal, brainwashed enforcer of a Control Freak.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Downplayed. This version of Tron is not the same one Sora is familiar with, who is actually an outdated copy of him. However, that hardly matters to Sora, because Tron is Tron in any world.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: His decision to take the bullet for Sora after their battle indicates his return to his "Tron" persona.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Sora's battle with him involves him trying to bring the real Tron back to his senses. He succeeds in rattling his memories by calling his name to keep him from killing Quorra, and appears to reprogram his "heart" at the end of their battle before Rinzler sacrifices himself.
  • Interface Screw: During his boss fight, gravity may occasionally be reversed and invert Sora's controls.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He's the most serious and difficult of all the Disney villains encountered in the game, and his battle has an emotional weight for Sora that wouldn't be out of place for a Final Boss.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Rinzler's true identity is considered a big plot twist in his home film. Here, it's revealed in the same scene Sora finds him.
  • Leitmotif: He gets a boss theme called "Rinzler Recompiled", making him the first Disney boss to get his own music since Chernabog.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Downplayed. He winds up Taking the Bullet for Sora after being returned to his original programming and suffers a Disney Villain Death, but is strongly believed to have survived and will be repurposed back into Rinzler.
  • Reforged into a Minion: He's one of your old Guest-Star Party Members (or at least the original version of him) turned into The Dragon of an Evil Overlord.
  • Stab the Scorpion: He looks poised to attack Sora again after Sora tries reverting his code to normal. In truth, he pushes him aside before CLU can get him.
  • Uncertain Doom: He appears to suffer a Disney Villain Death in both stories, but CLU states he'll simply have to retrieve Rinzler to get him back in action, and Sora is certain enough of his survival to not be too broken up about it.
  • The Voiceless: The film shows he's capable of speech, but he never utters a word in the game.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: He's capable of both close-quarters and long-distance combat, and he's dangerous at either range, often dealing hard hits by either slashing with or throwing his Identity Disks. This is also the first boss Flowmotion isn't completely practical against, since wandering too far will cause him to throw his disks with the added property of tracking you. The Interface Screw only adds onto the hurt. The only haven you have in this fight is Counter Rush.

    Guards 

The Black Guards

Voiced by (Japanese): Satoshi Taki (Guard A), Hiroo Sasaki (Guard B)

Voiced by (English): Kevin Michael Richardson (Guard A), Brian Bloom (Guard B)

Origin: TRON: Legacy (2010)

Appearances: Dream Drop Distance

Computer programs reprogrammed as CLU's soldiers. Unlike other programs, they don't use their Identity Disks to fight, preferring grenades and staves.


  • Brainwashed: They have been repurposed to carry out CLU's orders.
  • Faceless Goons: Apart from Dream Eaters, you fight these guys as enemies in the Grid.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Since they're programs and not human, Sora and Riku essentially smash them apart to de-rezz them.
  • Not Quite Flight: They are able to fly into the air for limited periods of time with the glider wings that come out of their backpacks.
  • Simple Staff: Their weapon of choice.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: They're able to toss grenades as an attack.

    Peg Leg Pete 

Peg Leg Pete

Voiced by (Japanese): Toru Ohira

Voiced by (English): Jim Cummings

Origin: Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (2004)

Appearances: Dream Drop Distance

"Well, how's about this? By the power invested in my fist, I clobber you!"

A dream version of Pete from the Country of the Musketeers, where he served as captain of the Royal Musketeers and schemed to seize the throne from Princess Minnie.


  • Acrofatic: Despite his size, he can leap several feet from the air and swing from stage props.
  • Artificial Limbs: As his name suggests, he has a peg leg.
  • Beard of Evil: As if you couldn't tell what a scumbag he is, he has a black goatee.
  • The Captain: He's head of the Royal Musketeers in this world.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: The black hat and cape, the evil mustache and goatee, the generic plot to seize the throne... All signs point to this.
  • Fat Bastard: He's got much more girth than his real world counterpart, and twice as much cunning.
  • Obviously Evil: It's a wonder why Princess Minnie even bothered to keep him around as head of her guards.
  • Royal Rapier: He carries one as a Musketeer, and is surprisingly adept at it.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: He chucks bombs at you during his boss battle.
  • Villain Decay: At some point before Birth by Sleep, he somehow went from this—a respected yet Obviously Evil and surprisingly cunning figure of authority—to a generally harmless troublemaker.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Compared to Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy, who all look exactly the same as always, Pete has a totally different model that matches his appearance from the movie this world is based on, including a fatter belly, a more pronounced mouth, a full set of teeth, and even a peg leg.

    Beagle Boys 

The Beagle Boys

Voiced by (Japanese): Fumihiko Tachiki (Big), Kenji Nomura (Medium), Naoki Tatsuta (Small)

Voiced by (English): Jeff Bennett (Big and Small), Maurice LaMarche (Medium)

Origin: Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (2004)

Appearances: Dream Drop Distance

Captain Pete's bumbling henchmen from the Country of the Musketeers.


  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The medium-sized Beagle Boy isn't exactly thin, but they fulfill this nonetheless.
  • Cowardly Boss: In Riku's story, they hide all throughout the green room in the opera house, requiring you to draw them out. Once you do, they'll fight you until you pick them off.
  • Human Cannonball: During the boss against Pete, you use your Reality Shifts to shoot them all out of a cannon and into Pete.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: They're traditionally adversaries of Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge. Here, they're the lackeys of Mickey Mouse's nemesis Pete.
  • Royal Rapier: Just like practically every other character in their world, they fight with rapiers.
  • The Queen's Latin: Only the small Beagle Boy seemed to get the memo that their world is set in France; the other two have thick Cockney accents.

    Julius 

Julius

Voiced by (Japanese): Toru Ohira

Voiced by (English): Jim Cummings

Origin: Runaway Brain (1995)

Appearances: Dream Drop Distance

A hulking monster who lurks beneath the Sleeping World version of Traverse Town.


  • Bonus Boss: An optional boss fight in Dream Drop Distance that can be fought in Traverse Town once the story is completed.
  • Damage-Sponge Boss: Has twelve bars of HP, much more than any other boss in the game, and easily outdoing the Final Boss.
  • Duel Boss: To even the odds, your Dream Eaters are forced to sit the fight out, so your only consideration when choosing your party members is what abilities they give you.
  • Interface Screw: If he is electrified, he can temporarily lock away one of your commands when he climbs and then jumps down from the building, bouncing towards you in the arena you fight him in. Just pray the command isn't from the "Cure" series.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He hits hard, and surprisingly fast for someone his size.
  • Shock and Awe: Taken to frightening extremes once you knock half his health off.
  • SNK Boss: His attacks hit ridiculously hard, about half of them can't be blocked, and getting pinned in a corner by any of his (numerous) combos is basically a death sentence. He's incredibly hard to run away from, and he can jump to just about anywhere in the area and attack from any angle. Later in the fight, he channels lightning, so all his attacks have ridiculous hitboxes and can occasionally lock out your commands.
  • Standard Status Effects: If he grabs you, prepare to be ravaged by almost every negative status effect in the game. Going in without at least Blindness Block is unwise.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His attacks are basic, but very effective in taking you out in mere seconds if you aren't prepared.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Despite his incredible strength, speed, gimmicks, and HP, he's very susceptible to the Balloon series of spells. Since he homes in on you and the balloons can act as mines and homing projectiles, he'll take a very considerate amount of damage and occasionally be stunned, so long as you keep a relatively safe distance away and avoid his more unstoppable moves while casting.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Using punches, elbow drops, charging tackles, and a punch barrage close to a spinning clothesline.

Introduced in Kingdom Hearts χ

    Gaston 

Gaston

Origin: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts χ

A dashing yet incredibly dull hunter who tried to court Belle before she got caught up with Beast. His growing frustrations that at both Belle's rejections and finding out that she's in love with the Beast drive him down the path of darkness.


  • Adapted Out: Kingdom Hearts II tells the general story of Beast and Belle's romance without him getting so much as a mention. It isn't until Kingdom Hearts χ, fifteen years into the series' run, that he finally makes an appearance.
  • Disney Villain Death: Just like the film, he falls from the rooftops of the castle after stabbing Beast. However, because no one in his world is actually real, but a figment of real people, the door is open for him to return.
  • Evil Is Petty: The only real reason he has to go after Beast at all is because he feels he is entitled to have Belle and is being passed over for the Beast.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: His hatred and jealousy of the Beast for taking Belle from not only drives Gaston to kill him, but also brings about a monstrous Heartless.
  • Rule of Symbolism: The Heartless that is fought because of his darkness at the end of his story, the Enraged Elk, resembles a giant phantom version of himself from the waist-up wearing a deer skull and wielding a club. Of course, it represents how much of a monster Gaston himself has become.
  • The Unfought: The returning theme of Disney Villains being unfought in favor of a monster they brought about is revisited here. In Gaston's case, it's a brutish Heartless in his likeness called the Enraged Elk.

Introduced in Kingdom Hearts III

    Mother Gothel 

Mother Gothel

    Randall 

Randall

    Hans 

Prince Hans

    Davy Jones 

Davy Jones

    Dark Baymax 

Dark Baymax


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