Ok, I'm about to use some bad words in this post but w/e).
Ok, you want proof how that isn't Ansem's symbol for the heartless? Ok, here:
1. The report said that he made a sign so that HE COULD TELL THE ARTIFICIAL HEARTLESS AND THE REAL HEARTLESS APART! UNLESS I'M MISTAKEN, A SHADOW DOESN'T F***IN' LOOK LIKE A WYVERN, OR A LARGE BODY!
2. He only worked with Shadows. IN HIS REPORT, he states how they look, he said how they had antennas and how they moved around LIKE SHADOWS. So wouldn't that mean that at least half the shadows had the mark and half didn't.
3. Shadows aren't the only f***in' bastards without the sign. Darkballs and Invisibles don't have the mark either. Yet for some reason when you go to the machine and read the message, those are the heartless that pop out at you.
4. Do you really think Ansem was that damn nutty that he would place that hugd emblem across his castle? He wouldn't have been able to build that. And even if he used magic, what was the damn point. And, in Deep Jungle, we see a picture of HB before its destroyed. There is no emblem. If that was the sign that Ansem were to use for the heartless, don't you think he would already have the sign on the castle?!
I'm sorry to flame but there is so much ignorance in this thread right now. And about the heartless shape without the cross in the middle in Deep Dive. Ok, wanna know a logical reason it didn't appear? Maybe beacause BHK/DWU was standing in the middle, and the flames of the sign would hit him if they intersected there.
okay starting with paragraph #1. what are u talking about. i have no clue as to what u are tryin gto say. he created new types of heartless. he didnt have to create the same kind the man is a genius he knows these kinds of things.
#2. That may be true that the only thing he saw is shadows. but we dont have extenxive info on that. u dont know how many kinds of heartless he saw. but we do know they had to be the original heartless (shadows, neo shadows, darkballs,etc.)
#3 kinda confused by what u said.yes shadows arent the only ones without the sign. the ones Ansem created artificially are the ones with the signs. thats common sense.
#4.okay Ansem had to have built that emblem. who the hell do u think did it. face it the man was f*cking crazy about the heartless. he try to become one himself.. the man is a crazed lunatic. he made up that sign when he was studying the heartless. u get it a heart with 2 lines crossed through it. kinda symbolizes a heartless. he made the sign or emblem and put it up after he became obseesed with the heartless.