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My least favorite character, and what I like and dislike about this certain individual



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For starters Know that I don’t necessarily hate this character but I also don’t love them as much as the other characters, but anyway back to the point I know many will not like this but my least favorite character is Aqua, again I don’t not necessarily hate her but I don’t love her either this is all based on my opinion please respect that, but anyway i digress here’s my reasons of what I like and dislike about her

First what I Like About her

1. Aqua as a character:
Aqua for me is a bland character but there are traits of her character that I actually like, she is a strong selflessness level headed female lead, that’s one big reason why i don’t hate her, she shares some similarities with lightning one of my all time favorite final fantasy characters

2. playing as her in birth by sleep: (not in kh3)
I might not have used her as much as the other 2 but I still enjoyed playing as her she is soo graceful with her keyblade and Good with magic plus her fighting style is based on a fencer if you think that’s not Awesome then I don’t know what to say to you...

3. She is not perfect as her fans make her out to be:
that’s what i also like about her, no one is perfect thats what makes someone human Aqua has flaws and she too made a lot of mistakes (big mistakes... that I will talk about in what I dislike about her) which what led her to her tragic fate

What I dislike About her...

1. Not following her master orders properly:
she was told to bring ventus home yet most of the time she comes across him and still she never takes him back but instead tells him to go home on his on... Like really aqua? the boy just ran away from home why would he suddenly listen obligately and return home just cause you said so? Not to mention you are aware that ventus is being targeted by vanitas and instead of taking him with you, you tell him to go back on his ON Again Really Aqua???

2. Her arrogance and misjudgment:
Defend her all you want but she is the one that caused the separation between her and her friends, despite telling Master Eraqus Ventus and maleficent that She believes in terra and that he willl never Go astray, she (ironically) ended up accusing him of something he didn’t do which also she had no proof of, she Claims to be the one who believes in terra more then anyone yet she just keeps doubting him whenever she hears something bad about him and cause of that she ended up creating this rift between them, first she believes maleficent lies that terra is the one who stole the heart and that he has gave in to the darkness (when again ironically she told ventus to not believe her lies like couple seconds ago yet she ended up believing maleficent) and later in keyblade graveyard she lost faith in terra completely telling him he will go astray again, like really Aqua? How can you distrust your friend that much? Ventus heard way terrible knows about terra more then Aqua, but he still didn’t not choose to believe these bad rumors of him, and In Terra’s story we had given all the answers that proves that terra was innocent, Xehanort said that terra didn’t steal aruroa’s heart and that he had no such power, and with Eraqus he was killed by Xehanort not Terra

3. She has low faith in Ventus:
she believes he can’t take care of himself cause his the youngest and the least experienced one, when we know in fact that is not true, Ventus proved himself that he can be strong when in time of need he (literally) saved Aqua from vanitas three times... the first time is when he beat him in the keyblade graveyard and the second time when he defeated X blade vanitas inside his heart and gave Aqua a winning chance against possessed Ventus and the third time is in kingdom hearts 3, and also in one of Xehanort reports, report 9 xehanort says: that he sensed “great potential” in Ventus but his still fragile and not suitable to be a vessel for him cause he is kind hearted

4. Her fans: (please don’t hate me xD)
This one is not about Aqua but more about her fans, now her fans (mostly boys) are one of the main reasons why I’m not huge Aqua fan, they treat her like a goddess they never blame her for her mistakes, after what she did to terra and ventus I actually thought the fans will see that her character has flaws and that she made big mistakes (which in my opinion that’s what made her a good character, cause even Ventus and terra made mistakes no one is perfect) but nope no one blames her they all blindly choose to believe that only terra and Ventus can make mistakes and that Aqua only made mistakes and jumped to conclusions cause she cares for them, but I’m sorry you’re just making excuses for her for failing at her job, Aqua imo suffers from the fact she is soo popular solely cause she is a strong female character, her as a character is a new fresh experience but that’s all..., when I ask anyone why she is soo popular and why is she up there with the top 3 most popular characters, the most answers I get are really dumb like, I’m straight or I like girls or Aqua is cute, like really not many (not saying everyone) are paying attention to her character, she is a decent character not doubt but to think she’s suddenly in the top 3 popularity Is shocking, at first I thought the same with Roxas I said why is he soo popular? I immediately guessed that cause most of his fans are girls (similar to Aqua situation with most of her fans are boys) But back then I was really young I know for a fact that I liked Roxas in kh2 but I didn’t see much of him to like him as much as the rest, I didn’t know about 358/2days back then but when I finally played it I understood why Roxas is popular, his character is soo realistic, his life and the struggles he endures, they really managed to capture the image of a teenage boy in a life crisis but Aqua on the other hand I just can’t see why she is soo popular I guess people see it as Female + Blue color = best character
If so then I just think she’s overrated, I can definitely see myself liking her even more and list her in my top 10 but she ain’t reaching my top 5 cause she didn’t interest me as the rest, heck even kh1 kairi (to me) was more interesting then Aqua, and not just that, plenty of other characters like Ava and Skuld are still far more interesting then her, I’m sorry I just don’t see how the fans overhype her, all I see is that she’s a decent awesome character but other then that nothing, all she did was try to protect her friends but failed miserably and ended up making big mistakes cause she had no faith in her friends, and the fans still defend her and make her look like a flawless ms perfect that never makes mistakes

5. Another problem of her fans: (I’m sorry lol)
Her fans always claim that ventus and terra are selfish cause aqua sacrificed everything for them but last time I checked, both ventus and terra did the same thing... Terra’s (he had the worst saddest fate tbh) had a strong will wanting to take down xehanort and protect Ven and Aqua and it was soo strong that it manifested a form of its own “the lingering will” and for Ventus he literally killed himself just to protect terra and aqua he didn’t even know he will survive which in my opinion is more tragic, so How are ventus and terra are selfish again? All three of them sacrificed themselves for each other and they all made mistakes so quit making excuses for her,

That’s all I have to say, thank you for reading and
Please remember this is just my opinion of this character I definitely don’t hate Aqua I just prefer the other characters more then her, but you’ll have the right to post your opinions here too ofc.
 

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No. I slightly agree Aqua was kind of a hypocrite sometimes, but she is not nearly as bad.
 

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Voice acting goes a long way, and I think I would like Aqua a whole lot more if Willa Holland put a little more emotion in her delivery
Both her and Jason Dohring were honestly kinda given some wonky voice direction (as far as BBS is concerned, they sound a bit better in 0.2 and 3 though honestly it sounds like they sort of phoned in Terra for the DLC). They’d be good at other times but others Aqua seemed to only show one emotion in her delivery and Terra was pretty stilted, it’s incredibly noticeable if any of them are sharing a scene with Ventus or someone else.

“Ven, you hopeless sleepyhead!”
 

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Voice acting goes a long way, and I think I would like Aqua a whole lot more if Willa Holland put a little more emotion in her delivery
Believe it or not I actually liked Willa Holland voice acting as Aqua in birth by sleep, only in 2.0 and kh3 where I didn’t like her voice as much I felt like she wasn’t trying anymore.
 

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You make a valid point i honestly agree she is not perfect and sometimes a hypocrite and maybe overrated as a character too but I still like her but I also know being a female is what gave her huge popularity, I think if she was a guy then she will be less popular then the boys but overall I found Terra to be the more interesting in KHbirth by sleep then both Ventus and Aqua. I also can’t deal with her fans they are a unreasonable bunch they get angry quickly and try to defend her 🤦‍ talking with them is pointless they just don’t want to admit she failed as much or even more! then terra. tho to be honest I won’t say she is my least favorite character I love Aqua soo much just cause I’m not bias and can rant about her doesn’t mean I hate her she would still place in my top 10 favorite list and cause I also love Willa Holland Voice acting she sounds soo gentle.
 

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I give Terra a lot of flack for being so oblivious to the meaning of bad guy and all, and personally even I can agree that Aqua...somewhat grew after her experience in the Realm of Darkness..but swear to GOD she's a hypocrite.
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Need I say more? Cause I'd honestly LOVE to know how she was able to when the ONLY proof she got was taking word from Maleficent of all people.
 

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Both her and Jason Dohring were honestly kinda given some wonky voice direction (as far as BBS is concerned, they sound a bit better in 0.2 and 3 though honestly it sounds like they sort of phoned in Terra for the DLC). They’d be good at other times but others Aqua seemed to only show one emotion in her delivery and Terra was pretty stilted, it’s incredibly noticeable if any of them are sharing a scene with Ventus or someone else.

“Ven, you hopeless sleepyhead!”
Aqua always sounds like she just got out of bed.

I give Terra a lot of flack for being so oblivious to the meaning of bad guy and all, and personally even I can agree that Aqua...somewhat grew after her experience in the Realm of Darkness..but swear to GOD she's a hypocrite.
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Need I say more? Cause I'd honestly LOVE to know how she was able to when the ONLY proof she got was taking word from Maleficent of all people.
I still don't get this line. All I can guess is Terra originally was going to do some morally questionable things that were cut out in the final version, and they didn't rewrite stuff to fit the changes.
 

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Aqua always sounds like she just got out of bed.

I still don't get this line. All I can guess is Terra originally was going to do some morally questionable things that were cut out in the final version, and they didn't rewrite stuff to fit the changes.
Yeah, I think that is likely to be the case, since we had seen this clip in a very early trailer (too lazy to find trailer, have screenshots):


 

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Yeah, I think that is likely to be the case, since we had seen this clip in a very early trailer (too lazy to find trailer, have screenshots):


Ah, how could I forget the shot of evil Terra? A lot of what happened in BBS would have made more sense if he was kept like this.

Here's the trailer (the cleaned-up version 13th Vessel did last year):
 

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Yeah, I think that is likely to be the case, since we had seen this clip in a very early trailer (too lazy to find trailer, have screenshots):


Suddenly I want that version of Terra's story in BBS. I can only imagine how much would have changed had Terra become a true Anti Hero
 

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Yeah, I think that is likely to be the case, since we had seen this clip in a very early trailer (too lazy to find trailer, have screenshots):


See, if they didn't cut it out, things would've made more sense, here. Aqua actually has a reason to have some distrust over Terra because he's ACTUALLY under the influence of Maleficent, and not this...mind-control bs that she DID NOT see.
 

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I absolutely hate haTE HATE!!! Her Fanbase, I don’t hate Aqua I never had any attachment to characters associate with only magic so I have no ill thoughts of her whatsoever but she annoyed me sometimes with “I know best” attitude, her fanbase on the other hand are just bias and soo annoying...they wont ever admit that Aqua screwed big time but instead they just blame the other two for all that shit that happened, sheesh.... ANYWAY My favorite character is Terra for three reasons

One! I love playing as tanks I always play as warrior tank type of job in mmo games I just love strong warrior characters like Cloud Lightning zack fair and many More

Two! His the man of my dreams 😍 Look at that body

Three! Dat booty is an A++
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I liked Aqua in BbS the most because she wasn't slow like Terra (I don't like using slow characters) and Ventus looked like imitation Roxas (who I love), so by default when I was first introduced to the 3 new characters, I immediately gravitated towards Aqua. I definitely don't think Aqua is perfect and I like that she made mistakes and has flaws. I think that makes her one of the best characters in the series. Maybe it's the way the story is told, but it was actually heartbreaking to see Aqua sacrifice herself to save Terra at the end of BbS -- only for her to think she was doing her friend a favour and for us to know what that would bring upon the worlds.

Also, I don't blame Willa Holland for her performance as Aqua, she's just doing what the director tells her to do. Clearly they wanted Aqua to sound calm and serious, but I guess it just comes across as "sleepy"? I don't mind it, I mean in BbS it was very noticeable, but she has improved as the games went along.

I find it weird that Aqua is your least favourite character, but there are so many things that you like about her. But I suppose that's what "least favourite" means, you just like everyone else more. I don't even think I can come up with my least favourite KH character, if not for some lame reason like they weren't used a lot (like Aeleus).
 

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Yeah, I think that is likely to be the case, since we had seen this clip in a very early trailer (too lazy to find trailer, have screenshots):


Oooh! This looks interesting. I would have liked to have seen what they could have done with Terra here. I feel like they might have originally wanted us to play as a anti-heroish character hence why we get to beat up Peter Pan a bit and Terra stealing Aurora's heart. Honestly if he had teamed up with all the Disney Villains by choice and used them the same way they used him, maybe people wouldn't give Terra such a hard time for being "naive" and "dumb" What could have been. Oh well.
 

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I thought she was an alright character during BBS but I fell in love with her during fragmentary passage. Then she dropped off a cliff during KH3. Her character is simply poorly written. She's as noble a character as Sora within the series but it feels like all of the obstacles she ends up facing as well as her responses to them don't actually fit her character and it's just cringey to watch.

During fragmentary passage it's made clear that she's a character with immense inner strength which allowed her to resist the darkness for a long time. Unfortunately this trait doesn't manifest itself in any way outside of the realm of darkness and it's even somewhat undermined when she tries to show off and fight vanitas herself.

Instead of being depicted as someone who is patient and wise (traits I imagine to be associated with inner strength though admittedly this is somewhat subjective), she comes off as someone who is somewhat rash and shallow as her only motivation to do anything seems to be protecting Ven and rescueing Terra. She's never in a position to be giving help or advice to anyone and she should be because she was the only one that Master Eraqus named a Master in BBS. She should be carrying Eraqus' legacy forward but unfortunately it simply doesn't seem like that would or could ever happen at this point - it doesn't seem that Aqua has anything particularly special to offer anyone.

And I'm not saying that Aquas characteristic 'inner strength' needs to manifest itself in an obvious way either. She shouldn't replace Yen Sid as the overtly knowledgable, patient, and wise character for example, but I feel at a minimum she should be fulfilling a similar role to Mickey - capable of offering unorthodox advice and calling for restraint when its necessary.

But it should also be noted that this sort of thing isn't limited to Aqua either. I'm being harsh to her here but it's not like she's any better or worse written than any other character. Unforutnately KH has descended completely into shounen manga territory with its story telling where all of the side characters pretty much get dropped so that the main character gets as much screen time and heroic moments as possible.
 
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I think people got caught up on the fact that she was a playable female character with a prestigious title and ignored the shoddy characterization. Xion was controversial, Namine was dropped, and Kairi....well you know.

They clearly know how to write female character that are empowered but can be vulnerable(Xion) but for some reason Aqua became so bland. Obviously there's some semblance of a personality, but I think the game tries to convey the message that she's a stuffy by the book person and it translates poorly. On a positive note, Aqua my favorite to play as in BBS.
 
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