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#1939500 Answers to misconceptions about the Mark of Mastery and becoming a Keyblade M...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 20 April 2017 - 08:28 AM

Over the years, I've seen many people be confused as to why Sora and Riku had to do so much more for their Mark of Mastery than Aqua and Terra.


Aqua and Terra trained their whole life for their Mark of Mastery. Sora and Riku didn't. Sora and Riku's Mark of Mastery was also their training. Their Mark of Mastery was so much more difficult than Aqua and Terra's because they had to make up for the years of training they missed.


The Mark of Mastery and becoming a Keyblade Master isn't about whether you can save the world or not. It's about being traditionally trained. For example, becoming a black belt in Karate has nothing to do with whether you can save the world or win a fight or not. It has to do with if you have mastered the traditional skills you have been taught. The title of "Keyblade Master" is nothing more than a formality.

#1938492 Braig/Xigbar

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 13 April 2017 - 07:07 PM

In the 2.5 Re:coded secret ending, we see the Organization XIII members who were residents of Radiant Garden lying on the floor after being recompleted as people again. We also see Braig, who is not lying on the floor like the rest of them. He presumably woke up before them. (We know this 2.5 secret ending takes place after Re:coded and before Dream Drop Distance because Ienzo is an adult in this cutscene. There is a cutscene in the beginning of Dream Drop Distance that shows Even and Ienzo on the floor turning into Heartless/Nobodies and Ienzo is a little kid in that cutscene, so we know the 2.5 secret ending takes place after Re:coded because we know Ienzo grew up as an adult while he was a Nobody.)


In Dream Drop Distance, we see Xigbar. It is implied that this is actually Braig, not Xigbar and he's just going by the name Xigbar for some reason (most likely because of the Recusant's Sigil in that name). If this is the same recompleted Braig that we saw in the 2.5 Re:coded secret ending, then how come he has long hair again, how come he has gray in his hair again? It would not make sense for him to just all of a sudden change appearance and grow hair that quickly. Is this actually Xigbar and not Braig, and they were just implying that it was Braig just to trick us? If it's Xigbar, then that can either mean that he was brought to the present day from time travel, or that can mean that Young Xehanort turned the recompleted Braig back into a Nobody for some reason (maybe he's stronger as a Nobody?).


Also, do people keep their appearances that they had as Nobodies when they turn back into people, or are they reverted to how they looked before they were turned into Nobodies? This is very unclear. It seems that some parts of them did keep their appearance and some parts of them didn't for some reason. Ienzo, Lea, and Isa aged as Nobodies and kept their ages when they turned back into people. Lea lost the markings under his eyes when he became a person again though for some reason.


From what we know, this is how it is: You are reverted back to how you looked before you became a Nobody, but you keep your age. For example, Lea was reverted to how he looked before he became a Nobody which is why he lost the markings under his eyes, but he still looks older because he kept his age.


There are some people who think that the 2.5 Re:coded secret ending takes place way back in-between BBS and KH1, but that is simply not true as proved above.


There are some people who think that the Xigbar in DDD is actually the recompleted Braig and the Braig in the 2.5 secret ending is the one who's a time traveler. That is simply not true. As stated above, it wouldn't make sense for the Xigbar in DDD to have long hair if he was actually Braig and it wouldn't make sense for the Braig in the 2.5 secret ending to be the time traveler because he's at the spot where he was just recompleted.


So, this is what we know so far and is so far the absolute truth: The Braig in the 2.5 Re:coded secret ending is Braig after he was just recompleted as a person again. The Xigbar we see in Dream Drop Distance is either one of these two things: He's either a time traveling Xigbar that Young Xehanort brought to the present time, or he is the recompleted Braig that Young Xehanort turned back into a Nobody for some reason. It is currently unconfirmed which of these two things is the answer. If he is a time traveling Xigbar, then that means that Xigbar and Braig are both alive and in the present day at the same time. If Braig was turned back into Xigbar, then that means Xigbar is the only one who is alive and in the present day. We also know that when you are recompleted as a person again, you are reverted to how you looked before you became a Nobody, which is why Lea lost the markings under his eyes, and is why Dilan's hairstyle was reverted back to how it was before he became a Nobody, and is why Braig's hair turned shorter again and lost the gray in it. We also know though that you age as a Nobody and you keep your age that you grew to when you turn back into a person.

#1938491 Shouldn't Roxas look like Sora and Ventus?

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 13 April 2017 - 07:05 PM

No. Ventus' heart is inside of Roxas which shaped him to look like Ventus. If Ventus' heart was not inside of Roxas, then Roxas would look like Sora.


And Sora and Roxas do not share the same heart, whatever that means.

#1937992 Prior knowledge about KHX is not needed to understand KHUX!

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 10 April 2017 - 02:41 PM

Thanks to the newest KHUX Quests, we now know that you do not need to have prior knowledge about KHX in order to understand KHUX, because they are starting to put flashbacks of KHX in the game, and some of them are even playable.


For those who don't know, KHUX is actually technically a sequel to KHX. At the end of KHX, the Player got brought to the Unchained realm and has to relive their entire journey of KHX once again, except without the moments of tragedy (the Keyblade War). This happens to all of the Dandelions. The entirety of KHUX has been the Player reliving their journey from KHX, which means it's a sequel. Since this is the case, I, along with many other people, were worried that this would mean that you would have to have prior knowledge about KHX in order to understand KHUX, which would be completely unreasonable for the average KH fan who's already struggling to understand the lore. But, since they are putting flashbacks to what happened before, KHX is no longer needed! It would probably help to have prior knowledge about KHX since I doubt the flashbacks will show absolutely everything that happened, but for the most part, all you have to do in order to understand the X story is to play KHUX and watch X Back Cover!

#1937662 Was X Back Cover a Bad Movie?

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 07 April 2017 - 07:43 PM

It was fantastic and very entertaining. The characters were all great as well. It was waaayyyy too short though and it should've covered all of the KHX/KHUX story.

#1937354 Kingdom Hearts Way to the Dawn and Kingdom Key D Keyblade paperweights are co...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 05 April 2017 - 10:03 PM

Keyblade paperweights based off of the Way to the Dawn and Kingdom Key D Keyblades are coming soon. They come in a two piece set on a display stand.

View the paperweights on the display stand below:

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View concept art of the paperweights in the box they would come with below:

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Thanks to @churroz on Twitter for the tip!

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#1935946 The Realm of Sleep Explained

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 29 March 2017 - 03:10 PM

I'll explain the sleeping worlds/the realm of sleep.


(This is a part of my "Explained" series of posts. To view my "Time Travel Explained" post, click here, to view my "Heartless, Nobodies, Unversed, and Dream Eaters Explained" post, click here, and to view my "The Braig/Xigbar Situation Explained" post, click here.)


All the "realm of sleep" is, is dreams. Worlds can dream and people can dream. When a world falls to darkness/goes to the Realm of Darkness, they also fall asleep and they dream. The worlds we go to in Dream Drop Distance are dreams of worlds that were freed from darkness, but were not freed from their sleep. Yen Sid sent Sora and Riku back to Destiny Islands before it fell to darkness, so that they could sort of "ride" Destiny Islands into darkness, therefore ride it into sleep. Once they rode it into sleep and fell asleep, they unknowingly opened the first Sleeping Keyhole and were transported to the next sleeping world/the first sleeping world from the present-day that they need to save.


Nomura said Mysterious Tower drifts around and doesn't stay in the same place. Mysterious Tower used to be a part of a world called Symphony of Sorcery. It's drifted away from that world a long time ago though. The world "Symphony of Sorcery" is a sleeping world. The reason Mysterious Tower shows up in that world is because the dream is filling in the gaps, just like it fills in the gaps with characters.


The Grid is a digital world inside of a computer in a world that we don't know the name of. The world that Sam Flynn is from. Just like how Space Paranoids is a digital world inside of a computer in Radiant Garden. Space Paranoids is a copy of The Grid made by Ansem the Wise. The reason Space Paranoids looks so different than The Grid though is because he copied it a long time ago. Space Paranoids is what The Grid used to look like. The Grid is not a sleeping world, but the world it's attached to/the world it's a computer on, is a sleeping world. Which is why Dream Eaters show up there.


Country of the Musketeers is simply a world Mickey, Donald, and Goofy traveled to on their adventures. Minnie used to be a resident there, and she later moved to Disney Town to be with Mickey.


The World That Never Was is not a sleeping world. It's a real world in the Realm Between. There's a cutscene where Yen Sid says that Sora and Riku will eventually end up out of the sleeping worlds and into a world that's in the Realm Between. That world was The World That Never Was. It's not a sleeping world, but when Riku arrived there, he was still in the realm of sleep since he was still in Sora's dreams and has been the whole journey. After Riku defeats Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, he's brought back to the real world and out of the realm of sleep. When Sora arrived at The World That Never Was, he was in the real world and out of the dream. But, Young Xehanort dragged Sora back into the realm of sleep, but this time, he dragged Sora into Sora's own dreams instead of the world's dreams. Then, Xigbar dragged him into a second sleep. So, Sora's sleeping body was in Sora's own dreams which is why Riku saw it before he fought Anti Black Coat, and his sleeping body was dreaming, so during the fight with Xemnas, we are playing as Sora's dream self that his sleeping body is dreaming and that sleeping body is located in Sora's dreams. Anyways, after Young Xehanort successfully puts Sora into a weird sleep coma by dragging him further and further into dreams, he brings him back to the real world and places him on one of the Organization XIII thrones.


Also, the Robed Figure was there on Destiny Islands in KH1 so that he could mark the time travelling Sora with the Recusant's Sigil and so that Young Xehanort can time travel to where the Robed Figure is and follow Sora and Riku into the realm of sleep. So, now that Sora was marked with the Recusant's Sigil and now that Young Xehanort was in the same time period as Sora, he was able to teleport to wherever he was.


Oh, and we now know that the official name for the realm of sleep is "Unchained". In DDD, it was called many different things, it seemed to not have an official name. It was actually called "the realm of sleep" only once. So, yeah, it's the "Unchained" realm.

#1935831 Where does a World end?

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 28 March 2017 - 07:52 PM

1.Where exactly does a world end?  In the series, worlds are depicted as miniature "planets" but I always wondered about boundaries.  I mean let's say you were in Radiant Garden-a Castle and Town walled up on an island in what appears to be a lake country with green mountains all around and you journeyed out away from the inhabited area and kept going.  Where would you end up or what would you find- an endless expanse of that particular's world natural geography or maybe you would naturally end up in the Lanes Between, or maybe an actual planet situation where you would just end up back to the inhabited area again?


You said it yourself: they're depicted as planets. So, I'd assume that if you keep going in one direction long enough, you'd end up right where you started.


2.What is the correlation between the separate worlds and the real version of Earth?  For example, Land of Dragons characters mention their world being "China" and in the Tarzan Deep Jungle, there is a map depicting the entire African continent in the Tent- both real life locations?


No answer for this as of currently. HMK has an interesting theory on it.



3. Deep Space always puzzled me, is it a ship that is capable of traveling the Lanes Between, or is the Stitch galaxy/planets considered one massive World on its own since if you view out the windows and the ship hull, you can see a Purple planet looming above?


You seem to have the Lanes Between and the Ocean Between mixed up. The Ocean Between is essentially outer space, except for the fact that you can breath in it. The Lanes Between are special short cuts that you can open up with Keyblade portals. The world known as "Deep Space" is just Gantu's ship flying through the Ocean Between as far as we know. The giant purple planet is probably another world or something. Has it been confirmed to be a planet? Maybe it's a star or some other weird celestial body, because stars are confirmed to exist in the KH universe.

#1935674 The cover for the English Kingdom Hearts II Volume 4 manga has been shown off

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 28 March 2017 - 02:41 AM

Last year, Yen Press announced that they will be releasing the final volume to the English Kingdom Hearts II manga series by Shiro Amano, Kingdom Hearts II Volume 4 on May 23, 2017. Thanks to Yen Press again, we now have a look at the front cover for this final volume. View the cover below:

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The Kingdom Hearts II manga series finished in Japan in 2015, and now it is finally being finished in English as well. The Japanese Kingdom Hearts II manga series had ten volumes, but for the English series, they've decided to combine them all together to create four large volumes. Kingdom Hearts II Volume 4 contains volumes 8 - 10 of the original Japanese series.

You can pre-order Kingdom Hearts II Volume 4 from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and RightStuf.

Thanks to KHInsider for the tip!

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#1934910 The Xemnas crash with Limit Form in the English version of Kingdom Hearts HD...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 23 March 2017 - 10:59 PM

In the English version of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX for the PS3, there was a bug that would cause the game to crash when you went into Limit Form during the first Xemnas fight and activated the first Reaction Command. View footage of this old glitch below:

Thanks to KingdomHops on YouTube, who got the game early, we now know that this has been fixed for the English version of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX for the PS4. He streamed the game and tested it out. View him testing it out in the archived stream below:
(The testing begins at around 52:26.)

Also, if you didn't catch it, Square Enix has announced that they will be offering a Day One patch for North American and European players for Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. It is stated that the patch is to resemble that of which was released in Japan.

Thanks to @Bizkit047 on Twitter for the tip!

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#1933475 Ventus' connection to The Master of Masters' eye?

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 16 March 2017 - 01:57 PM

The music that plays while you fight the Armored Ventus Nightmare in Dream Drop Distance is called "The Eye of Darkness". From various Nomura interviews, we know that the eye that we see on various Keyblades is called the "Eye of Darkness".


We have now found out that the Eye of Darkness is The Master of Masters eyeball that we put on No Name in order to somehow see the future.


So, why do you think the name of that music track is called "The Eye of Darkness"? What connection does the Eye of Darkness have with the Armored Ventus Nightmare/Ventus?


We recently found out that (SPOILER:) Ventus is a Dandelion, so that's some more evidence for there being a connection.


Could this connection between Ventus and the Eye of Darkness also be the reason for Vanitas' Keyblade having two Eyes of Darkness on it?


EDIT: I swear I have a distinct memory of reading an interview where Nomura calls it the "Eye of Darkness". I can't seem to find it though.

#1932649 Exclusive canon back story for Kingdom Hearts III shown at Kingdom Hearts Orc...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 12 March 2017 - 02:51 AM

Is this only exclusive to japan or will it be shown at all of the concerts?


That's currently completely unknown. Don't expect anything though unless it gets confirmed.


EDIT: The recordings of the voices are shown at the other concerts with English subtitles, instead of the voice actors performing.

#1932630 Exclusive canon back story for Kingdom Hearts III shown at Kingdom Hearts Orc...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 12 March 2017 - 01:06 AM

During the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - in Japan, the Japanese voice actress of Kairi and Xion, Rise Uchida, came onstage and performed lines. The Japanese voice actress for Aqua, Megumi Toyoguchi, later came onstage and performed some lines as well. These lines are canon to the story of Kingdom Hearts and explain some back story for Kingdom Hearts III.

You can view the translated Kairi lines thanks to @momo_krys on Twitter below:


I didn't notify you but you might've already heard from Yen Sid-sama.
I've come to train to become a Keyblade wielder.
Until now, I've only been waiting for you guys to come back from your journey.
Maybe with this I can at least help out a little.

The magician Merlin-sama can use magic that surpasses time.
Here, we can forget about the flow of time.
Isn't it great?

Lea's training with me.
He apologized to me over and over again.
It's alright,
I'd say,
But he'd keep on apologizing...

At first I was a bit scared but
As we trained together we started talking to each other.
I found out Lea also has a best friend he wants to save.
I felt like, he's not a person that I can bring myself to hate...

Sometimes..... He'd stare at my face
So I'd ask him, what's wrong?
"I don't know, but I feel like it's something I must recall", He'd say...

Your journey is a journey that will help many people
and the people you'll meet from now on
I have a feeling these people you meet will also need your help

The journey might be hard but
Please stay as the cheerful and bright Sora I know
Because your smile, will save many hearts.....


You can view the translated Xion lines thanks to @momo_krys on Twitter below:


On the day you first called my name
It made me feel like I had a heart
If I hadn't met the two of you
I wonder how my "everyday" would've been.

Day by day, repeating the days which were the same as every other,
Even so,
The red, setting sun,
The taste of ice cream.
Those days when nothing happened were the most precious to me

All of it is my treasure.

Thank you for calling out my name.
Thank you for inviting me to the clocktower.
Thank you for picking up shells for me.
Thank you for coming to bring me back.
Thank you for letting me be your friend.

I wish... those same old days could have continued on longer....

We wanted to go to the sea....


@momo_krys hasn't translated Aqua's lines, but he says they were pretty much something like "Ven, Terra, become the light that will guide me through the darkness!" He says that it was essentially just her saying that she wanted Ventus and Terra to guide her in her darkness and to become the light that shines her path.

If you didn't know, last year during the Kingdom Hearts Concert - First Breath - in Japan, a similar situation to this happened. The Japanese voice actor of Terra and the Japanese voice actress of Naminé came onstage and performed some canon lines for Terra and Naminé. You can view those lines here.

UPDATE 1: View images of Kairi and Xion's voice actress, Rise Uchida, and Aqua's Japanese voice actress, Megumi Toyoguchi, performing their lines thanks to Game Watch below:

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UPDATE 2: For all the other orchestras around the world, they played recordings of these voices with English subtitles. The recording of Kairi's voice played while Dearly Beloved played, the recording of Xion's voice played while Vector to the Heavens played, and the recording of Aqua's voice played while Wave of Darkness played.

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#1929872 I think I might've just realized something massive (Theory)

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 26 February 2017 - 10:58 PM

We know that after the Keyblade War happened and after Kingdom Hearts was lost to darkness, the World was recreated and reborn. Before the Keyblade War in the Age of Fairy Tales, the World was one massive piece of land. We do not know if it was an infinite flat piece of land or if it was just a massive planet or something, but we do know that it was very different than how the World is now. After the Keyblade War, something caused the World to be recreated into a World comprised of many smaller worlds/planets.


One of the biggest questions I have always wondered about KH is "What caused the World to be reborn?" I've always thought of different scenarios and answers that would make sense. The one that I always assumed was probably the correct answer was that the Keyblade War was so destructive that it split the World/massive planet into many smaller worlds/planets. But, I now have realized the true answer.


I was rereading the Xehanort's Report and I came across a bit of info that I'm guessing went under many people's noses. The part I'm talking about is this:


"And when Kingdom Hearts is complete, it is said the one who opens its door will bring about the creation of the Next World. Such a feat is above any human. Or, to put it a different way: whoever opens that door will be reborn as something far greater than human."


It suddenly hit me when I read this. I've always assumed that no one was able to unlock Kingdom Hearts way back in the Age of Fairy Tales and the Keyblade War just simply caused it to fade away. But no, that's not the case. Someone was able to unlock Kingdom Hearts way back in the Age of Fairy Tales after the Keyblade War. Someone unlocked Kingdom Hearts and was reborn into something far greater than human and created the Next World. The Next World is the world that people are currently living in now. The Next World is the world that is comprised of many smaller worlds.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think I've seen a single person come to this realization yet. "How could we have been so blind?!" as King Mickey would say. Or maybe I'm just dumb and everyone has realized this already.


This theory brings up many questions: Who unlocked Kingdom Hearts? Whoever they are basically became a god. Where is this godlike entity now? How does this connect with the Dandelions?


I've always been a huge critic of the theory that some characters might be reincarnations of characters from the Age of Fairy Tales since it doesn't really have much evidence, but this could maybe mean that a character we know might be this godlike entity that was reborn.


What do you think about all of this? What do you think this theory implies? How do you think this theory connects to everything? Any details I'm missing?


EDIT: Another thing to note is that in the same Report, Xehanort states "To this day, no one has ever managed to open the door to Kingdom Hearts", but maybe he just doesn't know that it was unlocked way back then? Maybe this theory is completely incorrect, but it seems to fit so perfectly. How else would the World have been recreated into one with many smaller worlds? This theory makes way too much sense in my opinion to not be at least somewhat true.

#1929154 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX pre-order theme now available on the NA Pla...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 23 February 2017 - 01:30 PM

A PS4 theme for Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX is now available if you pre-order the game from the NA PlayStation Network. It will be available on February 28, 2017 in Europe.

The theme features memorable stained glass emblems of Sora, Ventus, and Vanitas. You can see the theme below:

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In addition, the sound beeps that accompany this theme are the same ones found in the games' menus. You can view a video of them here thanks to twitter user @MyKatsuki.

UPDATE 1: The theme is also available to download on the Japanese PS Store!

UPDATE 2: Although previously stated by Square to be available on February 28th, it seems like the theme will be available internationally after the release of the game if you pre-order.

UPDATE 3: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX is now available on the Japanese PlayStation store! Check out the store icon below:

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