Edit: Maybe I shouldn't have conspiracy theories when I'm running on low sleep and caffeine.
So I may have played KHII many times, but somehow I completely missed a part of Ansem's report 9 until it was read out loud in a playthrough I watched (I even went back and checked to see if it was an addition for Final Mix, which I haven't played. It ain't.):
"[...]In others words, both the nobody called Namine and the heartless - proof of a lost heart - are extremely unstable beings who lack the bodies to produce a Nobody. Therefore they also lack Kairi's memories.[...]"
I know Kairi shouldn't have a heartless, having no darkness in her heart, but she also shouldn't have a Nobody either.
(I'm kinda am thinking this was Nomura's original plan for Xion, who he said he had in mind since KHII, and in her original description/introduction in the magazine was, to paraphrase, looks like Kairi with black hair and Xemnas's skin tone and has the voice of Aqua. There was only a picture of her hooded version next to the description.)
So we ran into Sora's heartless in re:Coded - think we'll run into Kairi's heartless in KH3? Or have we already run into her? Am I the only one who completely missed that part for over a decade?
Edited by kiwi socks, 03 November 2017 - 01:44 PM.