Re: The Official Birth by Sleep Spoiler Thread
For people saying that Vanitas being a black haired Sora is cheap, an "easy way out" or they "expect more" from Kingdom Hearts...really? Is that so unexpected? Come on now. Sora was original, yes. But then what? Roxas is Sora's nobody. A major character who isn't Sora, but who is, essentially, Sora. Look at Xion. A Sora replica. Ventus is a Roxas knockoff, who is connected to Sora. Under that logic, Ventus = Sora. Are they the same person? No, but there's an obvious connection, and in some way, you're partly playing as Sora as Ventus, or you're partly playing as Ventus as Sora. Now, we have Vanitas, who has already been CONFIRMED to have relation to Ventus, who has relation Roxas, who has relation to Sora.
Vanitas = Ventus
Ventus = Roxas
Roxas = Sora
Vanitas = Sora
Mind you, it's in appearance only, but I'm surprised more people aren't more psyched about this. I for one am. I think it adds an entire new layer of depth and mystery to Sora. Obviously, he came long before Sora, so I'm excited to see how Vanitas has influenced Sora to be who he is. Perhaps we can relate to the Ansem reports and other things we've heard about the game. We know that "a boy wielding a keyblade" has repeatedly saved the world from crisis, we know a keyblade wielder has saved the world while another has wrought chaos upon it, and we know that there is one who can "connect his heart with any other" or whatever the hell AtW said in the trailer. I think these could be references or hints to Vanitas and his relation to Sora.