I’m back. Let’s talk some more about one of the most confusing plots in gaming, along with Metal Gear Solid and Legacy of Kain.
Kingdom Hearts 2
Sora, Donald and Goofy have been in suspended animation for the past year to regain their memories lost in Chain of Memories. Meanwhile, Roxas, Sora’s Nobody, is trapped in a virtual simulation of Twilight Town, created by DiZ (who helped Riku out in CoM and is voiced by Christopher Lee!) to merge Roxas with his original self to restore Sora’s power. DiZ’s plans are threatened when Organization XIII’s Nobodies, led by Axel, Roxas’s former friend in the Organization, infiltrate the virtual town. However, Roxas is able to repel the Nobodies and finally merges with Sora. Sora, Donald, and Goofy wake up in the real Twilight Town and meet King Mickey and Yen Sid, who send them on another journey. Their goal is to find Riku and stop the plans of Organization XIII, who control the Nobodies—the heartless she had left over when a person with a strong heart is turned into a Heartless. Afterward, Maleficent is resurrected and joins with Pete to continue her quest for power.
Sora travels to many Disney-themed worlds, old and new, and resolves several problems caused by Organization XIII, the Nobodies, the Heartless, Maleficent, Pete and local villains. During a visit to Hollow Bastion, they again meet King Mickey, who reveals the Heartless named Ansem they defeated to actually be an imposter named Xehanort, whose Nobody, Xemnas, is the leader of the Organization. Organization XIII’s plan is also revealed: they seek the power of Kingdom Hearts, the sum of all the hearts Sora has released from the Heartless with his Keyblade, to regain their lost hearts. Sora revisits the worlds to solve lingering problems and new complications, while seeking a path to Organization XIII’s base of operations. Throughout his endeavors, Sora is secretly aided by a mysterious hooded figure whom Sora believes to be Riku.
Following a lead, Sora, Donald and Goofy enter a passageway through Twilight Town and encounter Axel, who sacrifices himself to create a passageway to “The World That Never Was”, the headquarters of Organization XIII, with Kingdom Hearts looming overhead as a heart-shaped moon. Sora finds Kairi and Riku, whose appearance has been changed to that of Xehanort’s Heartless. King Mickey encounters DiZ, who reveals himself to be the true Ansem, Xehanort’s mentor. Ansem uses a device that dissipates some of Kingdom Hearts’ power, but a system overload causes the device to self-destruct, both engulfing Ansem and miraculously returning Riku to his original form. At the top of the Castle That Never Was, Sora and company battle Xemnas, who uses what remains of Kingdom Hearts to power his multiple forms. After Sora and Riku destroy Xemnas, the two are reunited with their friends at their home, Destiny Islands. A post-credits scene shows Sora, Kairi and Riku read a letter from Mickey, which is hidden from the player.
Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep
In the Land of Departure, Terra and Aqua take an exam to achieve the Mark of Mastery. Master Xehanort manipulates the test so only Aqua passes and Terra fails, lessening the control of darkness in his heart. Shortly after the test, Xehanort disappears and a horde of mysterious creatures called the Unversed begin to appear throughout the worlds in pursuit of the Princesses of Light. Learning about the developments from Yen Sid, Master Eraqus sends Terra and Aqua to destroy the Unversed and find Xehanort throughout the countless worlds. Later, Xehanort’s apprentice Vanitas convinces Ventus to follow Terra against Eraqus’ wish, while Eraqus orders Aqua to watch over Terra and bring Ventus back to the Land of Departure.
As the three travel through several worlds, Terra attracts the attention of several villains who offer him the whereabouts of Xehanort in exchange for assistance in their own agendas. He eventually finds Xehanort, who instructs him to destroy Vanitas, the source of the Unversed created from the darkness extracted from Ventus’ heart. Shortly, the three friends reunite at Radiant Garden, where Aqua and Ventus confront Terra about his actions, but he dismisses them.
Ventus confronts Xehanort, who reveals his intentions to fuse hearts between Ventus and Vanitas to create an all-powerful Keyblade called the χ-blade. Xehanort sends Ventus to the Land of Departure, where Eraqus plans to imprison Ventus to foil Xehanort’s plan. Terra arrives to save Ventus and fights with Eraqus. Upon his defeat, Eraqus is vanquished by Xehanort, who covers the Land of Departure in darkness and tells Terra to go to a world known as the Keyblade Graveyard. Ventus is similarly instructed to do the same by Vanitas, as is Aqua by Yen Sid, who informs her about Eraqus.
Terra, Aqua and Ventus arrive at the Keyblade Graveyard, and confront Xehanort and Vanitas, who reveal their plan to use the χ-blade to unlock Kingdom Hearts and start a Keyblade War, an apocalyptic event that nearly destroyed the world in the past. Terra’s heart is swallowed by darkness in the ensuing battle and Xehanort takes over his body, but Terra’s mind remains within his discarded suit of armor, which comes to life and defeats Xehanort. Ventus is forced to fuse with Vanitas to create the χ-blade. Aqua and Mickey fight with the possessed Ventus, while Ventus engages Vanitas in a metaphysical battle within his own mind. Aqua destroys the χ-blade as Ventus defeats Vanitas, though Ventus loses his heart and falls into a deep sleep as a result.
After learning of Ventus’ state, Aqua brings his body to the Land of Departure, which she transforms into Castle Oblivion to ensure Ventus will not be disturbed. Back at Radiant Garden, Aqua senses Xehanort possessing Terra’s body. When Terra tries to regain control of his body, Xehanort impales himself with his own Keyblade, causing him to sink into the realm of darkness. With Aqua trapped in the realm, Ansem the Wise finds Xehanort still possessing Terra’s body, while Ventus’ heart reconnects and rests inside the young Sora.
In the game’s secret ending, which takes place after the events of Kingdom Hearts II, Aqua meets Ansem the Wise in the realm of darkness and learns from him about Sora, who has the power to save those connected to his heart. Sora, having learned of their fates from King Mickey’s letter, undertakes another quest to save them.
Kingdom Hearts Recoded
Nothing Important happens. Who cares.
Kingdom Hearts X (pronounced Key)
the X Blade can control Kingdom Hearts. It got shattered into 7 light parts and 13 dark parts after a war. That happens.
Oh god this is a three parter! Ok Next time I finish this!