Anyways Sora is the main character so he will be one of the lights.
That is exactly the reason why I would find it interesting when it really doesn't
happen. Just being the main protagonist shouldn't get Sora automatically a place.
That ranking is very faulty if you ask me since Roxas almost defeated Sora. Sora only won due to luck (plot- and protagonist bonus) when Roxas was just overconfident for one moment.
I was thinking the list would look something like this:
1. Sora (due to Primary Protagonist status)
2. Riku (Because he's one of the strongest characters in the 'verse, and is now a Keyblade Master)
3. Kairi (Princess of Heart, and Yen Sid's training her specifically for the upcoming battle, correct?)
4. Aqua (Of the trio from BBS, probably the easiest to bring back to the realm of light, and a Keyblade Master)
5. Xion (I get the feeling she'll be one as well, since it seems her role is much deeper than just being a copy of Roxas)
6. Lea (A new keyblade wielder, recieving specialized training from Yen Sid. I see this happening.)
7. Mickey (Keyblade Master, has been in more battles than any other possible, and is one of the wisest Keyblade wielders)
Well, this is just how I think it's going to turn out.
I would actually be interested on why you exclude Ventus from the list, as he's practically already set as a light.
Xion doesnt have a body. We dont even now if an concious remnants of her are left
Please what? Xion's consciousness is sleeping in sadness inside Sora, just like the others and Sora also harbors her heart. In DDD both Sora and Riku gained the power to awaken sleeping hearts and that will most likely also be used to revive Xion when the time is right, just like NaminÃ© and Roxas.
The entire point of Xion telling Riku to stop Roxas was because Xion believed that Roxas couldn't stop Xemnas. I wouldn't doubt that she was both entirely sure and correct. That, and Nomura put some members of the Org in a hierarchy of power, with Roxas being behind Xemnas.
Yeah, and why would Xion surely be correct? It was more like Roxas was running to his doom because there were several Org members still around. Roxas would have been trashed by Xigbar, Xaldin and Saix before he reached Xemnas. (And Xion mainly also wanted Roxas to fuse with Sora, despite Roxas having made clear that he didn't
One on one Roxas could have fought on even terms with Xemnas, as he had by then access to Ven's keyblade and therefore enhanced powers.
Nomura pictured Roxas in Days-power level already right behind Xemnas in strength.
Axel/Lea was never being converted to a Xeha-clone thats why. On top of that its not really screwing Terra. I think itll be more Terra will be on the side of the Darkness but during the final battle Aqua and Ven will defeat/release Terra from MX's grip and by doing that one of the Darknesses will be defeated
I'm expecting something similar, although not in the final but in the semi-final battle as I expect the very final battle to be only against Xehanort himself and probably some willing followers, all pawns serving him against their will are freed by that point and Terra can join the right side for the very final bout.
Xion and Roxas I doubt will return because of what happens in the realm of sleep and because of Lea and Kairi now being trained. Which brings us back to my theory of the 7 being Sora, Riku, Mickey, Aqua, Ventus, Lea, and Kairi
What exactly happens in the Realm of Sleep that makes you doubt Roxas and Xion will return? From what I see when counting all dots together exactly the opposite is implied and hinted at.
They will be born from sleep just like the others.
Furthermore, the more I think about it the more I come to the conclusion that Lea won't be a light. Nomura said that the main reason he gave Lea a Keyblade was that he would need some sort of power to bring back the people he wants.
Well then Nomura just wasted our time with Terra's dialogue in Blank Points, didn't he?
Terra looked awfully confident that it WOULD work. If it didn't, then Terra would instead be screaming and raging at MX. But instead, he returned MX's confidence with some confidence of his own, almost as if someone else had eased Terra's anger by assuring him that everything was going to be all right. That would obviously be Eraqus.
Basically, I doubt Nomura would put Eraqus's heart in Terra if it wasn't going to work. Nomura himself hasn't yet commented on whether or not it worked, so we can only speculate.
You again? *sigh*
Nomura didn't waste any time with that dialogue in Blank Points, you only continue to interpret it wrong.
It was nowhere
implied that Terra would be able to completely repel Xehanort with help from Eraqus' heart. The only thing that was made obvious was that Eraqus being with Terra helped him resisting against being fully overtaken. If Xehanort would have been completely successful there would be no more Terra for Sora, Riku, Aqua and Ven to save.
The main reason here is that you imply that Nomura intended for something "to work" which he may not have intended at all. What you're proposing here again and again is practically Terra being able to save himself, which was not only never remotely
hinted nor does it go along with the preparations made so far in the overaching plot at all.
The tormented ones are said and built up to be saved/brought back by Sora
(and probably by extension Riku, Mickey, Lea and Kairi as well), not that they save themselves. Sorry, but that does sound like overly Terra-fanboyism.
Because even after all we've said I said the only way Terra could come back SINCE HE IS WITH THE XEHACLONES is if he is defeated or restored in battle by Aqua and Ven in the final battle. Aside from that the only thing about Eraqus we know is that his heart is in Terra's and guess what that didn't help him resist MX and his own darkness one bit. The most we can assume of Eraqus is that he will be revived at the end of KH3 because as Nomura stated noone really dies but lives on whether in a physical (TVA) or metaphysical sense (Roxas/Xion)
Oh, Eraqus' heart did have some impact, that's for sure. Alone the reason that
Terra could still resist and fight back against MX that long is testament to that and I also won't rule out that Xehanort's intention to cast out Terra's heart after Aqua defeated him in the Final Episode was due to Eraqus' heart being in the mix.
From what we learned in DDD, I would say that the state that comes closest to "death" is when the being in question is sleeping so deep he/she cannot be awakened anymore.
As Young Xehanort said, "your heart will sleep forever". This would have been really Sora's fate if not at first Ventus and later then Riku had interfered.
I'm not missing any point... The introduction to DDD inside Re: Coded's secret ending explains how since Xemnas and Ansem SoD have been defeated, Master Xehanort will return- That's why Sora and Riku had to take the Mark of Mastery, so they can be better prepared
1) Just because time-travel exists, doesn't mean that it is the answer
2) ... agreed? I don't see how that's a point I missed though
Exactly, the time travel-stuff sometimes also tempts people to explain everything
with it when it isn't necessary.
Xion had a heart, an artificial heart??? Fine then where would it be and please dont tell me inside roxas and now inside sora. ( Somtimes i wonder what was the pint of taking terra body in the first place if people cant die anyway.) So basicly you belive xion is in a coma like ven.
Xion has most likely by now a real
heart which indeed resides within Sora, just like Ven's heart and Roxas' heart. One of the focal points of DDD was also
to explain how new hearts can be born, grow and evolve, which holds true for NaminÃ©, Xion, Roxas and Xemnas as far as we know. They all developed own hearts.
The body can
die, that's why Xehanort hatched the whole scheme with Terra.
He doesn't believe
that Xion is in a coma, that is a FACT, same goes for NaminÃ© and Roxas. They're all "sleeping in sadness" as Yen Sid put it.
It's not the same overall situation as with Ven, but Xion's, NaminÃ©'s and Roxas' consciousnesses
are indeed in the same position as Ven's.
Well true characters die but what Nomura stated was that they live on in some form. For Xion its the memories Roxas and Riku were slowly forgetting of her. For Eraqus its his heart going into Terra and not going to KH.
Still in Eraqus' case nothing of him returning or anything has been stated to or alluded to. All we know is that Terra's body carries 3 hearts (almost as many as Sora's). I can agree the MX in Where Nothings Gather is the present one but the circumstances as to how he returned are unknown and EVEN THEN he states Terra is amongst the 13 Darknesses which everyone is overlooking. That means that Terra is the Neo-Terranort that returned after the deaths of Ansem and Xemnas. In which case he is not one of the 7
Death in KH is like an eternal sleep, since memories (as said since CoM) are immortal and Hearts consists mostly of them it's not surprising that the core of a Heart may be immortal too. If a being can be brought back or not however has to do with how deep the sleep is, how many other hearts are connected to it and if someone with the power to awaken sleeping hearts is around. So far the only two people who possess this power are Riku and Sora according to Yen Sid.
It is made explicitly clear in the DDD Ultimania that Terra's status and whereabouts are considered one of the central mysteries, as well as several other points made in DDD.
We don't know if a "Neo-Terranort" even exists, there was no indicator for that. Like said, the whole Terra-issue is left open to debate.