- Sep 8, 2016
- Rome, Italy
There's definitely a problem for me in the whole treatment of Sora's character.
Spoiler ShowOn one hand the Norts were right and Sora was indeed "too impetuous" (please tell me someone here knows Cathy's house). I especially like Xigbar in Olympus, that whole speech about courage and friendship resulting in reckless situations was spot-on for the series, and it makes sense he would say that.
And yes, in order to further corroborate this aspect of Sora's character his "friends" poop on him at every turn. Sora is essentially considered a mumbling idiot by his peers. Whatever, is for the laughs and it's a common trope in japanese media, I'm not THAT upset, but still it was a bit too much.
What I have a problem with is the fact that the narrative doesn't actually support that, and in turn Sora's recklessness is at one point completely justified and useful.
Sora insists on saving Aqua, and everybody block him because "no u need the power of waking, STUPID", so he doesn't go. Story doesn't really advance, not for the heroes anyway. Like, what if the Norts decided to attack the new Seven Princesses as soon as they got the thirteenth member?
So, the problem here is that at the end Sora does NOT gain the power of waking, but still goes to save Aqua. Plot twist: everything goes Milhouse and she is saved and everybody comes back. And look at that! As soon as Sora does what he's been told not to for 20 hours, suddenly the plot advances and Ventus is safe too. Story progresses only when "stupid and impetuous Sora" does what he felt like doing all along.
Now yes, Sora was "lucky" and found the Keyblade on the Islands, that's the whole reason why this worked in the first place. But this is a series where they acknowledge that Sora just performs miracles and defies logic due to his bond and heart, he's "a Keyblade wielder unlike any others" so Yen Sid constantly blocking him from doing his thing because there's a guideline to follow doesn't make that much sense at all.