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    Queen Minnie 

Queen Minnie Mouse

Voiced by (Japanese): Yuko Mizutani

Voiced by (English): Russi Taylor

Origin: Plane Crazy (1928)

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

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    Daisy Duck 

Daisy Duck

Voiced by (Japanese): Mika Doi

Voiced by (English): Tress MacNeille

Origin: Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940)

Appearances: Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts I | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts III

Queen Minnie's lady-in-waiting, and Donald's girlfriend.


    Pluto 

    Chip 'n Dale 

Chip 'n Dale

Voiced by (Japanese): Roko Takizawa (Chip), Minoru Inaba (Dale)

Voiced by (English): Tress MacNeille (Chip), Corey Burton (Dale)

Origin: Private Pluto (1943)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts χ (Union χ only) | Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts I | Kingdom Hearts II | coded | Kingdom Hearts III

"Your majesty, everything's ready." "Your majesty, what Chipper said."

Disney Castle's chief engineers. They're in charge of managing Sora, Donald, and Goofy's Gummi Ship, among other machines and gizmos.


  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: As always, Chip is typically more alert and observant, while Dale is easily distracted.
  • Mission Control: They serve this purpose regarding your Gummi Ship navigation, explaining the controls of your ship and notifying you of any new tournaments at the Coliseum in the first game.
  • One Steve Limit: Subverted with the inclusion of another Disney character named Chip in Kingdom Hearts II. However, it isn't too much of a problem since that character doesn't even get a speaking role.
  • Related in the Adaptation: While their relationship in the United States is never specified as anything beyond Heterosexual Life-Partners, they have occasionally been depicted as brothers in Japan, and this series is no exception. Ever since Birth by Sleep, the English translation has adopted their sibling relationship, making it one of the few times to do so, if not the first.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Their role of building the journal digitizer in coded is what paves the way to the events of Dream Drop Distance, and eventually Kingdom Hearts III.

    Huey, Dewey, and Louie 

Voiced by (Japanese): Chika Sakamoto

Voiced by (English): Russi Taylor

Origin: Donald's Nephews (1938)

Appearances: Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts I | Kingdom Hearts II | coded | Kingdom Hearts III

Donald's triplet nephews, who offer their services by running various item shops in each game.


  • Chromatic Arrangement: Huey is red, Dewey is blue, and Louie is green.
  • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: In Birth by Sleep's Rumble Racing, they will always catch-up to you no matter how far ahead you are.
  • An Economy Is You: They operate shops in several games that sells items to you, and pretty much only you.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: They wear sweaters and caps, but no pants.
  • Intrepid Merchant: They appear in different "hub" worlds in each game they appear in, intent on saving up for an adventure of some kind.
  • Mini-Game: They're in charge of the Ice Cream Beat game in Birth by Sleep.
  • No Hero Discount: Or family discount, as they explicitly tell their uncle.
  • Power-Up Food: The ice cream they make and sell in Birth by Sleep allows you to instantly assume a different Command Style.
  • Shopkeeper: Their role across the series boils down to this. They take turns running Traverse Town's Item Shop in Kingdom Hearts, while each runs his own store at Hollow Bastion in Kingdom Hearts II: Huey sells accessories, Dewey sells recovery items, and Louie sells weapons for Donald and Goofy. In Birth by Sleep, they manage the ice cream shop in Disney Town.
  • Vague Age: They have not physically aged from Birth by Sleep, which takes place ten years prior to the first Kingdom Hearts.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: They are either shopkeepers or involved in minigames depending on the games they're in.

    Scrooge McDuck 

Scrooge McDuck

Voiced by (Japanese): Atsushi Ii (BBS), Mitsuru Ogata (KHIII)

Voiced by (English): Alan Young (BBS), Enn Reitel (KHIII)

Origin: Scrooge McDuck and Money (1967)

Appearances: Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts III

Donald's famous uncle, an eccentric entrepreneur who has traveled across the worlds in hopes of adding to his already vast fortune. His latest business venture involves sea-salt ice cream.


  • Cool Old Guy: He may be stingy when it comes to money, but he will definitely repay those who help him.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: He wears a jacket, but no pants.
  • Intrepid Merchant: The vastness of outer space can stop this guy from looking to expand his empire. Thanks to Merlin's magic, he managed to get a jump start on it before Gummi Ships were invented.
  • Retired Badass: It takes guts and major titanium balls to talk back to an Unversed three times your size armed with nothing but a hat and cane.
  • Self-Made Man: Earned every penny of his inconceivably vast wealth the hard way.
  • Uncle Pennybags: Maybe not in spending money, but every conversation with Scrooge in the series so far has been nothing short of awesome.
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    Horace Horsecollar 

Horace Horsecollar

Voiced by (Japanese): Atsushi Ii

Voiced by (English): Bill Farmer

Origin: The Plow Boy (1929)

Appearances: Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts II

One of King Mickey and Queen Minnie's oldest friends, who was around before Disney Castle was built. He runs the Fruitball court during Disney Town's annual Dream Festival.


  • Ascended Extra: Downplayed. He's still just a Bit Character in Birth by Sleep, but getting a speaking role on par with recurring characters like Chip 'n Dale and Huey, Dewey, and Louie is a step up from his Timeless River cameo in Kingdom Hearts II.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He gets quite snarky when having to deal with Pete's shenanigans.

    Enchanted Brooms 

Enchanted Brooms

Origin: Fantasia (1940)

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

Broomsticks that were brought to life by King Mickey to act as all-purpose servants.


  • Servant Race: Apart from fetching water like in their debut film, they live to do pretty much any necessary work, even acting as castle guards.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Their one role of importance is to carry Pete out of Disney Castle and into exile in Birth by Sleep, kicking off his Start of Darkness.
  • The Speechless: They don't even have faces, let alone mouths.

Princesses of Heart

A group of Disney Princesses (including unofficial ones) who were born with hearts devoid of darkness, and maintain all light in the world. It is passed down through legend that they are the keepers of the Door to Darkness, and that the Keyhole to Kingdom Hearts will be revealed once all seven have gathered. Because of this, they are frequently targeted by villains who wish to disrupt the balance of light and darkness.

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See Kingdom Hearts Destiny Islands Trio for info on Kairi.

    In General 
  • Allergic to Evil: They tend to feel or at least look sick in the presence of too much darkness.
  • Barrier Maidens: Their hearts of pure light repel darkness and keep all the worlds in the Realm of Light safe just by being there.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: They are all beautiful girls and young women, and they represent all the light in existence.
  • Damsel in Distress: They are all captured by Maleficent in the first game. Also, Cinderella is a prisoner of Lady Tremaine in Birth by Sleep, and Jasmine is chained to a wall by Jafar in Kingdom Hearts II.
  • Detect Evil: They can sense whenever the forces of darkness who intend to do them harm are close.
  • Dub Name Change: In Japan, they are known only as the "Seven Princesses".
  • Hair Decorations: With the exception of Kairi, all of them have one.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: By definition, the Princesses of Heart have no trace of darkness in their hearts.
  • Living MacGuffin: Their pure hearts of light are actually shards of light broken from the χ-blade. To re-form the χ-blade and unlock the true Kingdom Hearts, they would need to merge with thirteen beings of pure darkness.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Not all of them are actually princesses; it's just a title used to describe their role as maidens pure of heart.
  • People Jars: In the original Kingdom Hearts, all of them besides Kairi have their bodies stored in crystal/glass containers mounted in the walls of Hollow Bastion.
  • Rule of Seven: There are seven of them, and they hold the key to either protecting or destroying the Realm of Light.
  • Save This Person, Save the World: If all seven of their hearts are lost, all of the worlds would be consumed by darkness once more. That's why the heroes need to keep them out of enemy hands, especially Xehanort, who plans to use their hearts to make the χ-blade.

Original Seven Princesses

    Snow White 

Snow White

Voiced by (Japanese): Kurumi Kobato

Voiced by (English): Carolyn Gardner

Origin: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

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

The fairest maiden in all the Dwarf Woodlands.


  • Blow You Away: Her "Sweet Memory" D-Link finishing command produces tornadoes of flower pedals that sweep enemies away.
  • Escort Mission: In Birth by Sleep, Cinderella needs to be escorted to the ball in Terra's story, while Snow White has to be led out of the woods in Ven's story. Both times, they are targeted by the Unversed (and in Snow White's case, possessed trees).
  • Faux Death: She eats a poison apple that places her in a magical sleep.
  • Gemstone Assault: One of her D-Link finishing commands, "Sweet Seven", pummels enemies with a row of seven-colored gems.
  • The Ingenue: The most prominent example among the Princesses. Snow White accepts a "magic wishing" apple from an Obviously Evil crone and uses it to wish for a prince on a white horse.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: She is the Trope Codifier, after all.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: She is the fairest one in all. And since the Magic Mirror's knowledge transcends worlds, this may even mean the fairest in The Multiverse.

    Cinderella 

Cinderella

Voiced by (Japanese): Yoriko Suzuki

Voiced by (English): Jennifer Hale

Origin: Cinderella (1950)

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

A hardworking young lady who was bullied by her jealous stepmother and stepsisters before attending the royal ball at the Castle of Dreams.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her blue ballgown from the Disney Princess franchise is switched back to the silver one from the original movie. Her hair color is also different; it's strawberry blonde in the movie, yellow in the franchise, and golden blonde in Kingdom Hearts.
  • All-Loving Heroine: She can't even bring herself to hate her stepfamily, who were so cruel to her. This is best exemplified when they are blasted to oblivion by an Unversed they summoned with The Power of Hate, yet she simply looks on sadly.
  • Cain and Abel: A female example. Cinderella is the Abel to her evil stepsisters' Cains. The only difference is that she survives while they are (apparently) killed.
  • Cinderella Circumstances: She is the Trope Namer, after all: a girl who is bullied by her stepmother and stepsister and forced to work as a scullery maid.
  • Dance Battler: Her D-Link's "Miracle Dance" finisher turns the user into one.
  • Everything Better With Sparkles: All of her D-Link's "fairy" commands have sparkle effects.
  • The Girl Who Fits This Slipper: The Trope Maker, or at least the Trope Codifier. Cinderella went to a ball in disguise and fell in love with a handsome prince. On fleeing at the start of midnight, she let behind a glass slipper, which the prince declared would belong to the woman he would marry.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: In-Universe, even. For some reason, her Station of Awakening in the original game depicts her as a brunette.
  • Princess Classic: One of Disney's most famous examples, being a kind and patient young maiden who marries a fairy tale prince.
  • Ship Tease: Just a bit with Terra in Birth by Sleep, who awkwardly flirts with her a little before she meets Prince Charming.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's around Terra's height, and he's long past his growth spurt.
  • The Un Favourite: Her Wicked Stepmother mistreated her, preferring her own daughters to Cinderella.

    Aurora 

Princess Aurora

Voiced by (Japanese): Mayumi Suzuki

Voiced by (English): Jennifer Hale

Origin: Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: One that applies to the Disney Princess franchise, where she wears a pink gown, while it's blue in this series like the original film.
  • Faux Death: Similar to Snow White, she is put into magical sleep by getting her finger pricked by an enchanted spinning wheel spindle. She also has her heart stolen by Maleficent, who uses Terra to do it.
  • King in the Mountain: She falls into a magical sleep, and the good fairies put the entire kingdom under the same spell so they wouldn't have to grieve for her. Only True Love's Kiss from Prince Phillip is able to wake her.
  • Playing with Fire: She teaches Sora his third-tier Fire spell, so it stands to reason she's proficient.
  • Princess Classic: She's one of the more generic princesses of Disney fame, being beautiful, kind, and having a lovely voice, but not much else.
  • World's Most Beautiful Woman: She is described as the most beautiful maiden of Enchanted Dominion.

    Belle 

Belle

Voiced by (Japanese): Eri Ito

Voiced by (English): Paige O'Hara

Origin: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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

    Alice 

Alice

Voiced by (Japanese): Mika Doi

Voiced by (English): Kathryn Beaumont (KHI), Hynden Walch (2.5)

Origin: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

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

A young girl with a curious disposition who tumbled down a rabbit hole into Wonderland.


  • Amnesiac Hero: She is depicted as one in coded, having lost her memories due to glitches in the datascape, which requires Data-Sora to find "Inklings" to restore it.
  • Guile Heroine: Chain of Memories depicts her as one: when the Queen of Hearts accuses the party of stealing her memories and threatens to behead them all, Alice tricks her into thinking she was the one who ordered them to find the real memory thief, which she knew the Queen would accept rather than admit she was wrong.
  • Honorary Princess: She isn't counted as an official Disney Princess.
  • Only Sane Woman: Wonderland is a World Gone Mad, and you'd generally have to be crazy to go there. Not so much for Alice, who keeps her wits about her.
  • Plucky Girl: She's not afraid to speak her mind, especially when everyone else around her is totally bonkers.
  • The Scapegoat: She's the first person the Queen of Hearts accuses of whatever slight was done against her, whether it was attempting to steal her heart, or stealing her memory in Chain of Memories.

    Jasmine 

Princess Jasmine

Voiced by (Japanese): Kaori Aso

Voiced by (English): Linda Larkin

Origin: Aladdin (1992)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts χ (Union χ only) | Kingdom Hearts I | Chain of Memories | 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts II | coded

New Seven Hearts

    Rapunzel 

    Elsa 

Queen Elsa

Voiced by (Japanese): TBA

Voiced by (English): Idina Menzel

Origin: Frozen (2013)

Appears in: Kingdom Hearts III

    Anna 

Princess Anna

Voiced by (Japanese): TBA

Voiced by (English): Kristen Bell

Origin: Frozen (2013)

Appears in: Kingdom Hearts III

Miscellaneous

    Jiminy Cricket 

Jiminy Cricket

Voiced by (Japanese): Kaneta Kimotsuki

Voiced by (English): Eddie Carroll (KHI, KHII, Re:COM), Phil Snyder (Re:coded, 3D), Joe Ochman (2.5 onward)

Origin: Pinocchio (1940)

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

The famous talking cricket and Disney/Pinocchio's conscience. After winding up at Disney Castle when his world was destroyed by the Heartless, he tags along with Sora and co. under Queen Minnie's royal decree to chronicle their adventures.


  • Adaptational Badass: In the manga, he manages to beat Luxord along with several enemies the latter summoned, turning into a Fragile Speedster with a Parasol of Pain.
  • Character Focus: He gets a lot more screentime in Chain of Memories and coded, where his journal factors more closely into the plot. The former treats him as a core member of Sora's group.
  • The Conscience: He slips back into his old role as Pinocchio's conscience whenever the little puppet starts causing trouble.
  • Encyclopedia Exposita: His journal provides a recap of the events of the game and sometimes past games.
  • Out of Focus: Kingdom Hearts II gives him a smaller role than previous games, simply giving him a single scene at the beginning of Sora's adventure before disappearing from the plot to manage the new journal.
  • Species Surname: Cricket. 'Cause he's a cricket.
  • Tagalong Chronicler: His general role across the series.

    Yen Sid 

Yen Sid

Voiced by (Japanese): Takashi Inagaki

Voiced by (English): Corey Burton

Origin: Fantasia (1940)

Appearances: Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts II | coded (Re:coded only) | Dream Drop Distance | A Fragmentary Passage | Kingdom Hearts III

Mickey's teacher, who watches over the balance of light and darkness from his own world, the Mysterious Tower. He is also a retired Keyblade Master, and an old acquaintance of fellow Masters Eraqus and Xehanort. Initially content to provide counsel and wisdom to those who need it, Master Yen Sid decides to take a more proactive role in preparing the Keyblade wielders for Xehanort's return.


  • The Archmage: While the full extent of his power isn't known apart from creating an entire sea and making it vanish in an instant to train Mickey, he is the most powerful sorcerer in all the worlds.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • He appears for only a brief while at the start of Kingdom Hearts II to provide exposition on the Nobodies and send Sora's party on their journey. Birth by Sleep made him more involved in the storyline and gave him a bit of backstory beyond "Wise Old Wizard". As of Re:coded, he's become the overall Big Good of the series.
    • He counts as one regarding his original appearance in Fantasia, where he is simply characterized as Mickey's exceedingly stern mentor in magic, and does not speak. This image pervades all of his appearances in Disney-related media until Kingdom Hearts II, which depicts him as a man of great wisdom and respect.
  • Big Good: Following the events of Birth by Sleep, Yen Sid is the single most powerful force of good in the Kingdom Hearts universe, being King Mickey's old mentor. Starting with Re:coded, he takes a more active role towards stopping Xehanort in the series.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's a patient and wise sorcerer who coordinates the resistance against Xehanort.
  • Cool Sword: He was once a Keyblade Master, though it's not known exactly which form his Keyblade took, whether Mickey inherited the Star Seeker from him or the Star Seeker was always Mickey's from the start.
  • Did Not See That Coming: For all his wisdom, Dream Drop Distance shows that Yen Sid could never have guessed that Ansem appeared on the Destiny Islands in the original game because he knew a Keyblade wielder living there would be sent back in time to enter the Sleeping Worlds. Likewise, in the same game, he never expected Lea to want to become a Keyblade wielder, nor did he expect him to learn how to summon one so quickly.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: Judging from what he reveals about Xehanort in Re:coded, he knew from the very start of Kingdom Hearts II that destroying Xemnas would be a Pyrrhic Victory, since the death of both Xehanort's Heartless and Nobody would mean the rebirth of Master Xehanort. However, that doesn't mean he could simply ignore Xemnas's threat, so beating him was a necessity.
  • Fatal Flaw: Hesitation. He didn't want to intervene in Birth by Sleep because he feared being too presumptuous. His lack of initiative was underlined by his status as a retired Keyblade Master. Unfortunately, he had knowledge that could have spared Terra, Ven, and Aqua their fates.
  • Foil:
    • To Merlin, the other major Wizard Classic in the cast. While Merlin is playful, talkative and sociable, and casually lives among the common people of Traverse Town and Hollow Bastion, Yen Sid is stern, laconic and introverted, lives in isolation in a tower that frequently changes location, and holds a powerful position as King Mickey's mentor.
    • To Eraqus, his friend and fellow Keyblade Master, especially demonstrated in how he grants Riku the Mark of Mastery. Unlike Eraqus, Yen Sid understands that Riku—being in tune with his darkness—is more resistant to its corruption than someone who would reject it entirely. Therefore, he is willing to set aside commonly assumed prejudices against darkness to make him a Keyblade Master, rather than reject such an applicant like Eraqus did with Terra.
  • Good Counterpart: To Maleficent. They're both powerful magic-users known for their stern personalities, and they're both drawn from the classic imagery of European fairy tales (with Maleficent's dragon form being a dark inversion of Yen Sid's Wizard Classic gimmick). Appropriately enough, Yen Sid was originally King Mickey's mentor, while Maleficent took Mickey's old nemesis Pete under her wing.
  • Hat of Power: His wizard hat is magical all on its own, just like it was seen in Fantasia.
  • Hermit Guru: Yen Sid is a Retired Badass who lives in a Mage Tower on an island floating on the edge of the Realm of Light, but offers advice to anyone who can find him.
  • It's All My Fault: Even though he could not have possibly foreseen how far ahead Xehanort planned in advance, he still feels a large degree of responsibility for the danger he had placed Sora and Riku in because of his own negligence, and gives the two an apology once they return safely.
  • Mage Tower: His world, the Mysterious Tower, is located on a piece of turf floating in the Realm Between, and contains a bunch of floating staircases and portals inside.
  • Mentor Archetype: He was a stern yet fair and profoundly wise teacher to Mickey, who turned from The Trickster to The Good King under his guidance.
  • Mr. Exposition: He mostly serves as one throughout his appearances, whether it's about the Nobodies and Organization XIII in Kingdom Hearts II, to explaining pretty much everything about Xehanort in Dream Drop Distance.
  • My Greatest Failure: It's implied that just like Mickey, he's spent the past ten or so years helping the king search for Terra, Ventus, and Aqua because he feels responsible for doing nothing to prevent them from meeting their grim fates at the hands of Xehanort and Vanitas.
  • Neutral No Longer: From Birth by Sleep to Kingdom Hearts II, Yen Sid is content to give Terra, Ven, Aqua, and Sora guidance on their journeys without getting directly involved. That changes in Re:coded when he senses Xehanort's return is imminent, ultimately taking up the role of Big Good.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: When someone as stern as Yen Sid has an Oh, Crap! moment, it's a sign of just how bad the situation has gotten.
  • Old Master: On top of being The Archmage, he's also an old ex-Keyblade Master.
  • Out-Gambitted: Yen Sid knows how much of a magnificent bastard Xehanort can be, so in Dream Drop Distance, he tries keeping Xehanort on his toes by putting Sora and Riku through an elaborate Time Travel-based Mark of Mastery exam that would ultimately grant them the power needed to save Ventus, Aqua, and Terra. To his utter horror, Xehanort anticipated he'd do such a thing before Sora and Riku ever left their island in the first place, as Ansem's visit to the islands allows Xehanort to hijack the exam before it starts.
  • Retired Badass: Birth by Sleep reveals he's a retired Keyblade Master who gave up the mantle for one reason or another.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: His standard attire is a long blue robe and pointed Hat of Power.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: His name is "Disney" spelled backwards. It dates all the way back to his original appearance.
  • Star Power: He consults the stars for guidance, and he has a prominent celestial motif in both dress and the Keyblade Mickey used to wield while training under him.
  • The Stoic: While far from unkind and having a wry sense of humor, Yen Sid is often very stone-faced. He is prone to being Not So Stoic, however, whenever something profoundly unexpected happens, like Lea/Axel actually managing to get a Keyblade.
  • Stroke the Beard: Very often, to the point of a Character Tic.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Implied. He certainly knows Xehanort on a personal level, and he hoped he would turn out better than he would ultimately become. Now he's actively out to keep him from plunging the worlds in darkness.
  • Wizard Classic: Wizard Beard, Robe and Wizard Hat... He's the whole shebang.

    Merlin 

Merlin

Voiced by (Japanese): Minoru Uchida (KHII), Hiroshi Arikawa (BbS), Atsushi Goto (KHIII)

Voiced by (English): Jeff Bennett

Origin: The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Appearances: Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts I | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts III

A great yet scatterbrained wizard who never sits still in one world, having residences in both Traverse Town and Radiant Garden. He acts as Sora and his friends' chief mentor in magic by King Mickey's request, and his house serves as a base of operations for the Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee.


  • The Archmage: He's said to be the most powerful wizard ever known in the original game. However, he's quickly outclassed by the introduction of Yen Sid.
  • Ascended Extra: His role in the first game is minor rather minor, but Kingdom Hearts II sees him playing a big part in helping defend both Hollow Bastion and Disney Castle against the Heartless.
  • Bag of Holding: He keeps all his belongings in a single bag, just like his debut movie.
  • Cool Old Guy: Though old and scatterbrained at times, he's a valuable ally to various Keyblade wielders.
  • Foil: Implicitly serves as one to Yen Sid. They're both Wizard Classics, but Yen Sid is stern, laconic, and introverted, and holds a powerful position as King Mickey's mentor. By contrast, Merlin is playful, talkative, and sociable, and happily lives among the common people in Traverse Town and Radiant Garden.
  • Magic Versus Science: He and Cid don't get along in Kingdom Hearts II...until they end up combining their talents to create a weapon that can de-rezz the MCP.
  • Magic Wand: His preferred method of using his magic is via his wand.
  • Mentor Archetype: He helps Sora practice magic in Kingdom Hearts.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: His standard attire.
  • Scatterbrained Senior: He has trouble remembering his exact address, and
  • Time Master: He sends Sora, Donald, and Goofy back in time, and he helps create a Year Inside, Hour Outside space for Kairi and Lea to learn to use a Keyblade. How he breaks the rules of Time Travel that Dream Drop Distance set up is quite astounding.
  • Wizard Beard: He has a long white beard that reaches down past his toes.
  • Wizard Classic: Wizard Beard, Robe and Wizard Hat, Magic Wand... The guy's a wizard through and through.

    Fairy Godmother 

Fairy Godmother

Voiced by (Japanese): Hisako Kyoda

Voiced by (English): Russi Taylor

Origin: Cinderella (1950)

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

A good-hearted fairy from the Castle of Dreams who acts as Cinderella's godmother. She is also an acquaintance of Merlin's, taking up residence in his home in Traverse Town, where she helps beings that have been turned into Summon Gems temporarily regain their true forms.


  • Above Good and Evil: She's a rare heroic example, knowing full well that light and darkness cannot exist without the other. She demonstrates this in Birth by Sleep when she stops Aqua from going gung-ho with her Keyblade to expel the darkness from Lady Tremaine's house, as using light so forcefully would only beget stronger shadows. Granted, the Tremaines' darkness would soon attract the Cursed Coach all on their own, but the Fairy Godmother's intervention stops Aqua from making an already bad situation worse than it is.
  • Catchphrase: Her magic words, "Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!"
  • Cool Old Lady: She not only helps Cinderella out of her Despair Event Horizon like in the film, but she also helps restore those that have been turned into Summon Gems.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": She just calls herself "the Fairy Godmother".
  • Fairy Godmother: The Ur-Example for Disney, appearing to help those who believe in their dreams.
  • Summon Magic: She provides Sora with the summoning spells for Dumbo, Bambi, Mushu, and Simba in the original game once he gives her specific Summon Gems.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: She takes the form of a miniature carriage that Sora must interact with to summon her in the original game.

    101 Dalmatians 

101 Dalmatians

Origin: 101 Dalmatians (1961)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts I

An extended family of dalmatians consisting of Pongo, his mate Perdita, and 99 puppies. The puppies were all scattered when their world was destroyed, and it falls upon Sora to find them.


  • Gotta Catch Them All: Gathering all 99 puppies is completely optional, but doing so yields some useful prizes beyond 100% Completion, such as rare synthesis materialsnote , an Aero spell upgrade, and the final reward: a complete collection of Gummi Blocksnote , which is especially useful for Gummi Missions in Final Mix.
  • Nearly Normal Animal: They are more or less ordinary dogs, but they're capable of presenting Sora with gifts whenever you visit after finding a certain number of puppies.
  • The Speechless: As the games are told from Sora's perspective, we don't get to hear their Animal Talk.

    Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather 

Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather

Voiced by (Japanese): Miyoko Aso (Flora), Hisako Kyoda (Fauna), Masako Nozawa (Merryweather)

Voiced by (English): Barbara Dirickson (Flora), Russi Taylor (Fauna), Tress MacNeille (Merryweather)

Origin: Sleeping Beauty (1959)

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

The three good fairies from Enchanted Dominion. They are also allies of Yen Sid, and provide special clothes to Sora to prepare him for his adventures.


  • Chromatic Arrangement: Flora dresses in red, Fauna is in green, and Merryweather is in blue.
  • Fairy Companion: They fulfill this role for Ventus in Birth by Sleep, and are directly involved in his boss battle against Maleficent.
  • Fairy Godmother: They all watched over Princess Aurora since she was a baby.
  • Fashion Designer: They create Sora's outfit introduced in Kingdom Hearts II, as well as the ones Riku and Mickey wear in Kingdom Hearts III.
  • Never Mess with Granny: They help Ventus and Prince Phillip fight Maleficent in Birth by Sleep, and are implied to be responsible for weakening Maleficent's powers so she can't become a dragon again until Ansem undoes the enchantment.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Fauna is the gentle and soft-spoken "nice", Merryweather is the spunky and confrontational "mean", and Flora is the wise and matronly "in-between".
  • Not So Above It All: Fauna gets in on Flora and Merryweather's "red vs. blue" debate when trying to decide on what color to make Sora's new clothes in Kingdom Hearts II, which never happens in her home movie.
  • Time Master: They are at least somewhat involved in creating the Year Inside, Hour Outside space for Lea and Kairi's Keyblade training in Kingdom Hearts III.

    Little Chef 

Little Chef

Origin: Ratatouille (2007)

Appearances: Kingdom Hearts III


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