I wanna line the pieces up . . .

Welcome to my Kingdom Hearts shrine!

Sorry to [SITE OWNER] your Roxas fictive is making this and there is really nothing you can do to stop me. So this is where I'm dumping all of the information in my head about Kingdom Hearts. My brain is very full and I need to put it somewhere. If you bother to read all of this you deserve a medal of some sort for sure.

I can't recall when I first started playing the games, but it was probably around 2005-ish. I know I rented it from a Hollywood Video because I recognized Mickey Mouse on the cover and liked anime. Who could have known at the time that taking it home would spawn me later around 2011. I've played every single game (except Melody of Memory) several times over, it's impossible to tell you what my total playtime is across the series.

I have a lot of very strong opinions about this series due to afformentioned reasons. I hate the fandom and do not participate in nor consider myself part of it, it's full of creeps and weirdos. My opinions are correct and my source is "trust me dude, I was there." Because I hate the fandom so much you cannot comment on the things I say. No interviews at this time thank you.

Yours, and mine . . .

All that being said, I have before and can again relate the entire plot of the series in a way that is easy to understand in less than an hour. If you ask me to do so I will. Go ahead. I dare you. I have the whiteboard ready let's go right now rise up-

Main Games;

Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts is the first game in the series. Released for PlayStation 2 in 2002. The game introduces Sora, Riku, and Kairi, as well as the game's main protagonist, Ansem, Seeker of Darkness. After being separated by the destruction of their world from darkness, Sora finds unlikely companions in Disney characters Donald Duck and Goofy. With them, he searches for his friends, Kairi and Riku, while trying to uncover the reasons behind the darkness overtaking and destroying worlds, and who is orchestrating it.

Kingdom Hearts II

The direct sequel to Kingdom Hearts was released for the PlayStation 2 in 2005. The plot directly follows the events of Kingdom Hearts. The game begins with a prologue which introduces Roxas enjoying summer with his friends. As the days go on, however, things seem amiss as the world starts to break apart around Roxas. It is revealed that he is a Nobody - a creature born when a heart whose owner had a strong will dies. Roxas is Sora's Nobody, and was created after Sora sacrificed himself to save Kairi at the end of the first game. Since Sora was ultimately saved, Roxas's existence keeps Sora in a comatose state. He must choose whether to face his existence or run from it. Meanwhile, he and Sora are both being targeted and hunted down by a mysterious group of Nobodies called Organization XIII. They are headed by Ansem's Nobody, Xemnas.

Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories

Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories is an adapted console remake of a Gameboy Advanced game originally released in 2004. It was released for PlayStation 2 in 2008. The plot of the game takes place in between the events of Kingdom Hearts I and II. We follow Sora and Riku along with Donald and Goofy as their hearts are recovering. Riku must help sora recover his memories in order for all of them to awaken from their comatose states. Meanwhile, some unexpected visitors speak to them while they spend their time in Castle Oblivion.

Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days

Originally released for the Nintendo DS in 2009, Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days takes place during the events of Chain of Memories. Taking place from Roxas' perspective, we uncover the story behind his existence as well as the existence of a replica of Sora constructed from Kairi's memories, Xion. Theirs and Axel's friendship are explained, and more information is given regarding Organization XIII and it's motivations, including something to do with gathering a certain number of "pure light" hearts and "pure dark" hearts.

Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep

Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep was released for the PlayStation Portable in 2010. The plot acts as a prequel to the entire Kingdom Hearts series thus far, following the story of three young Keyblade Masters in training, Ventus, Aqua, and Terra. It is revealed that prior to some event known as the "Keyblade War," there were once hundreds of Keyblade Masters who trained for the art. Now, these three are some of the few remaining students of the discipline. Their instructors include Eraqus and Xehanort. After being denied his status as a master because of a darkness sensed in his heart, Terra flees the training grounds, and Aqua and Ventus strive to find him. Meanwhile, their instructor Xehanort has dubious plans.

Kingdom Hearts: Re:Coded

Originally released as a mobile game in 2009, Kingdom Hearts: Re:Coded was remade and re-released as a Nintendo DS game in 2010. Following the events of Kingdom Hearts II, the plot follows Sora and the gang as they work to uncover the mystery behind a cryptic message left in Jiminy Cricket's journal. By digitizing the journal, they are able to follow the entries in the digital space as they re-live the previous records of their journies.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Following the events of Kingdom Hearts I and II, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance was released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2012. After defeating Ansem and Xemnas, Xehanort is made whole again and reawakened. Because of this, Yen Sid puts Sora and Riku through a mark of mastery exam in order to test their abilities to become Keyblade Masters. To do this, they are sent to worlds previously destroyed by darkness that now exist in a "dream" state to destroy the Dream Eaters keeping the worlds in darkness and restore them. Through these events, we learn more about Riku and how he is able to reach into the deepest parts of Sora's heart, and how he also learns that he himself is a Dream Eater which exists to keep nightmares (and thus, darkness) away from Sora's heart.

Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage

Released as a part of the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue in 2017, Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage follows Aqua following the events of Birth by Sleep as she traverses the Realm of Darkness. Through her perspective, more details regarding her, Terra, Ventus, and their relationships are revealed. While there, she encounters Mickey Mouse, and later Sora and Riku, and is saved from the Realm of Darkness by them.

Kingdom Hearts III

Released in 2019, Kingdom Hearts III acts as a culmination of each plotline thus far in the series as Sora searches for the seven guardians of light in order to stop Xehanort from starting a new Keyblade War. The game ends with several different cliffhangers and open plot lines.

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory

Released in 2020, Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory is a rhythm game summarizing the past games in the series through Kairi's point of view as she explores her memories in a dream state in order to discover clues to find Sora. Through this, she learns that her destiny is more linked to Sora than previously thought, and also learns of the possible existence of a world that is "not light or dark" but somewhere "in between." This, coupled with the information gathered from searching Riku's dreams, are used together to further the search for Sora.

Other Games;

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories

The original version of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories was released for the Gameboy Advanced in 2004. The plot is almost entirely unchanged to the remake.

Kingdom Hearts: Coded

Kingdom Hearts: Coded was a mobile game that released new chapters episodically. These episodes were then put together and refined into a full console game, Re:Coded.

Kingdom Hearts: χ | Unchained χ | Union χ | Dark Road

Kingdom Hearts: χ was a browswer game for PCs released in 2008. It was then reimagined as an online, multiplayer mobile game with the release of Unchained χ. Unchained χ was remastered yet again from the ground up, and re-released for mobile devices as Union χ. Dark Road was akin to an expansion pack for Union χ. Each of these iterations follow the same basic plot which acts as a prequel to the entire Kingdom Hearts franchise, taking place before the Keyblade war.


Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix

An HD collection of Kingdom Hearts games. The collection includes an HD remaster of Kingdom Hearts known as Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Re:Chain of Memories, and a "theater version" of 358/2 Days, which consists of viewable cutscenes of the original game as well as readable journal entries. Days exists in this specific format because the original DS release is the only game in the series to feature a non universal control scheme - that is the reverse PlayStation controls which are preferential in Japan and not easy to translate to international releases and other consoles. I know for a fucking fact they could do this if they want to Nomura I know you can hear me give me an HD console version of Days for the PlayStation you coward you coward I hate you I hate you I hate you.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix

An HD collection of Kingdom Hearts games acting as a "sequel" to the 1.5 Remix, consisting of a remastered version of Kingdom Hearts II, as well as Birth by Sleep and Re:Coded. Re:Coded similarly exists in a "theater version" and we might get lucky and they might make them actually playable on the Switch cloud versions I am so sick of this give me my DS games.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

The third HD collection of Kingdom Hearts games which featured a remaster of Dream Drop Distance. The collection also featured Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover, a cinematic retelling of the story featured in the Union χ series of games, as well as Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage.

Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far

An HD collection of every game featured in the previous three HD collections in one cohesive collection.

Kingdom Hearts: All-In-One-Package

Essentially the Story So Far colletion with the addition of Kingdom Hearts III and the DLC Re:Mind.

Kingdom Hearts Integrum Masterpiece for Cloud

An upcoming HD collection similar to the All-In-One-Package for Nintendo Switch, which will feature storing the collection via cloud storage rather than a downloadable software.

Other Media;

Kingdom Hearts III: Re:Mind

The only DLC that exists for the franchise, it continues the story beyond the ending of Kingdom Hearts III and acts as an epilogue to the Dark Seeker Saga, as well as a prologue to the next upcoming arc in the series.

Manga series

Three manga series exist of the Kingdom Hearts franchise; Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, and Kingdom Hearts II. All three series retell the stories of their respective game counterparts with certain liberties taken.

The Collection;

These are all of the games I own

Favorite Characters;

Theses are my favorite characters. Click their images to see full character sheets!

In Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Axel was the trump card for the rest of the Organization as a double agent in Castle Oblivion to keep track of Marluxia's plans. In Kingdom Hearts II, Axel betrayed the Organization for his friendship with Roxas and acted of his own accord to try and help Sora, though he originally wanted to turn Sora into a Heartless to get Roxas back. After the destruction of Lea's Heartless and Axel, Lea was able to reform, having aged to appear nearly identical to his Nobody self. (via Wikia)
Terra is one of the main protagonists in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. Terra, along with his best friend Aqua, were apprentices under the supervision and training of Master Eraqus at the Land of Departure. It was here that he first met Ventus and Master Xehanort. Ventus soon became friends with Terra and the trio trained and practiced together. It was Terra's dream to become a Keyblade Master, a dream he shared with Aqua, and later with Ventus. (via Wikia)
Sora is the main protagonist and main playable character in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and Kingdom Hearts III. Sora is a Keyblade wielder from the Destiny Islands where he, along with his childhood friends Riku and Kairi, dreamed of venturing away to find out what lies beyond their home. Sora is the original persona of his own Heartless and Roxas, the source of Xion's memories, and the carrier of Ventus's heart. (via Wikia)
Xion is an imperfect replica of Sora derived from his memories of Kairi, Rank XIV of Organization XIII, and Rank XIII of the real Organization XIII. Unlike the other members of Organization XIII, Xion is not a proper Nobody, nor does she have a title or breed of Nobody to control. She was meant to be a controllable fail-safe in the event that Sora and Roxas both prove to be of no use to the Organization. After her creation however, she obtains leaked memories of Sora. Because she carries some of Sora's memories and is the embodiment of his Nobody - Roxas, Xion is also able to wield the Keyblade as Roxas does. (via Wikia)
Master Aqua is one of the main protagonists in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, and the main protagonist of Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-. She is one of the Keyblade Wielders before Sora. Like Terra and Ventus, it's her dream to become a Keyblade Master. She is the only one out of the three to achieve that goal and earn the title of 'Keyblade Master'. (via Wikia)
Riku is a life-long friend and rival of Sora, and he plays a key role in the Kingdom Hearts Series. Riku is from Destiny Islands and is a childhood friend of Sora and Kairi. Later in the series, he becomes a Keyblade master that has the power of light and darkness, and is always ready to sacrifice himself to protect his friends. Riku is the original persona of his own replica. (via Wikia)
Hayner is a character that first appears in Kingdom Hearts II. A resident of Twilight Town, Hayner is a friend of Pence and Olette and is also the rival of Seifer. The Hayner from the Simulated Twilight Town is also best friends with Roxas. He also appears in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts III alongside Pence and Olette. (via Wikia)
Ephemer is a Keyblade wielder first introduced in Kingdom Hearts χ. He is a member of the same Union as Skuld, though which Union this is is directly dependent on the Union that the player is a member of. He is one of the key characters during the time of the ancient Keyblade War, and reappears in Kingdom Hearts III to aid Sora. (via Wikia)
The Chirithy (チリシィ Chirishī) are a species of Dream Eater which first appear in Kingdom Hearts χ. They are the creations of the Master of Masters, and act throughout the game as a companion and guide to the Player. The Chirithy are responsible for advising and assisting the player, enabling them to become stronger Keyblade wielders. (via Wikia)
Marluxia, the Graceful Assassin (優雅なる凶刃 Yūga-naru Kyōjin, lit. Graceful Assassin's Blade), is the Nobody of Lauriam, Rank XI of Organization XIII, and Rank VII of the real Organization XIII. He is the lord of Castle Oblivion, and the main antagonist of Sora's story in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. He controls flowers, and uses his control to command beams of destructive energy from flower-themed minions, bombard the opponent with flurries of petals, and to attack opponents with his massive scythe. He commands the Reaper Nobodies. (via Wikia)
Demyx, the Melodious Nocturne (夜想のしらべ Yasō no Shirabe, lit. Nocturnal Poem), is Rank IX of Organization XIII, and a reserve member of the real Organization XIII. He controls water, and uses his weapon, the Sitar, as a musical instrument to make water fight for him in battle. He commands the Dancer Nobodies. (via Wikia)