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Master Xehanort is over 60 in BBS and calls the same Keyblade War the Player participates in ancient. Ventus is about 12 when they meet. Unless Ventus time-traveled he is not the Player and not a Dandelion. Apparently, Chi takes place in the Data World, since Maleficient can acces it, and in the Realm of Sleep, because there are Dream Eaters. (By the way, is Chi.exe running on a computer in the RoS, or a computer is running Chi.exe, which takes place in the RoS?) The only way I can see a connection is Ventus's sleep. He is sleeping for 10 years, I guess in this time, he somehow entered the RoS where he somehow met the Dandelions and we will meet him in Unchained season 2.
Aqua got a game on her 10 years and Ventus might get one in the form of Unchained. I wonder if Terra gets something. Like Kingdom Hearts Poker, the Casino is Terra's heart and you can play against Xehanort. You can use Eraqus to cheat and look at some of Xehanort's cards.
 

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Why do people even think Ven is the Player anyway?

The Player has a Chirity and is in the RoS in the present

Maybe cuz everything points in that direction. A think that is obvius all the plot in this game is happening in Ven's dream. I mean, for we know Xehanort could have been in the ancient war and He met Ven from before BBS. Also we dont know any memory from Ven before BSS and besides, what a coincidence the only one character in the present who is sleeping is Ven when UX is happening in the realm of sleep.

Maybe the theory for now has some plot holes but is the most coherent one by far.
 

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It's been so long since I last played BBS, so I've kind of forgotten what happened to Ven but... he fought Vanitas and sacrificed himself or something, and then his heart went to Sora? And then Aqua took him to the Castle Oblivion which she created, right? So is Ven's heart still inside Sora as of, let's say, the end of DDD which is the latest point in the timeline we can confirm right now? If so, then I guess that could somehow connect Sora to all this too.
 

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Maybe cuz everything points in that direction. A think that is obvius all the plot in this game is happening in Ven's dream. I mean, for we know Xehanort could have been in the ancient war and He met Ven from before BBS. Also we dont know any memory from Ven before BSS and besides, what a coincidence the only one character in the present who is sleeping is Ven when UX is happening in the realm of sleep.

Maybe the theory for now has some plot holes but is the most coherent one by far.

In the end it's still a theory. Though there isn't many things that point away from the theory being probable at the moment, that doesn't mean it is bound to happen (look at the rebirth theory, it was good when we didn't have much info but as more was revealed it was pulled to pieces). I'm not keen on Ven being the player in khx or khux but if it turns out he is the player then it might make for some interesting development for Ventus in kh3.

Also is it just me or does Ven look younger then Ephemer and Skold?
 

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*takes a deep breath*
All these Ven teasing is hurting me.

I'm not sure if Ven is the player, and of course, we're no where near confirming that Ven is a dandelion... but this is the second time now that Nomura has drawn in in close proximity on purpose. He even mentioned him recently. I don't know...

I feel as though this is pre-BbS Ven still.
 

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Hrm...if Ven is a dandelion that would confirm that the dandelions only got released a bit before BBS. Since that would be when he is freed from stasis and starts to age again.

Plot twist chi was all a dream of Ventus. It did happen but what we have been seeing is Ven's dream. His memory never full repaired itself after he lost it, but the memories of his past wouldn't be gone they would like surface temporarily while he sleeps. After all dreams hold their memories, kind of like how Sora experienced a hodgepodge of his own memories every time he slept.
 

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Re: New Nomura sketch commemorating Unchained X's 1st Anniversary!

Plot twist chi was all a dream of Ventus. It did happen but what we have been seeing is Ven's dream. His memory never full repaired itself after he lost it, but the memories of his past wouldn't be gone they would like surface temporarily while he sleeps. After all dreams hold their memories, kind of like how Sora experienced a hodgepodge of his own memories every time he slept.

Whoa, I'm liking this theory... but then that begs the question, who is Ventus and what is his role in the "dream"?
 

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I don't think all of the dandelions get released at once. I think they get released at their own rate. If the theory that the dreams are layered is true, they'd 'reach the surface' at different times depending on their progress.
 

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I don't think all of the dandelions get released at once. I think they get released at their own rate. If the theory that the dreams are layered is true, they'd 'reach the surface' at different times depending on their progress.

I like where this is heading, however, I really don't think that the rest of the Dandelions will be as anywhere as developed or lore relevant to Kingdom Hearts as Ephemer and Skuld (and possibly Ventus).
 

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The way Ven is portraid in the pictures so far, he seems to be a group together with Ephemera and Skuld, so it makes me feel he's more in the same situation/position with them, rather than being the one who's dreaming it all. It's interesting to see where this goes, but I somehow feel that Ven is just a dandelion like the rest of them. Whether or not he knew Xehanort in the past, of if he was just found by him after he awoke from the sleep though... who knows.
 

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The way Ven is portraid in the pictures so far, he seems to be a group together with Ephemera and Skuld, so it makes me feel he's more in the same situation/position with them, rather than being the one who's dreaming it all. It's interesting to see where this goes, but I somehow feel that Ven is just a dandelion like the rest of them. Whether or not he knew Xehanort in the past, of if he was just found by him after he awoke from the sleep though... who knows.

Think about it. If this is Ven's Dream is because he has memories from the war. And if he has memories from the war its because he was there. Nomura sketching Ven with Ephemera and Skuld like if they were related somehow leads us to the player in Xi. Te main trio in the game are those three. And in the sketch the trio are Ven, Ephemera and Skuld.

Soo I keep thinking that all that we know for now, leads to Ven being Sleeping and remembering his lost memories from the past, and the player being Ven in those memories replaced by esthetic stuff.

Sorry if my English its not good enough and I cant explain myself good. Im from Spain :p
 
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This is a great time to be a Ven fan:biggrin: so much potential for character development and explanation of his past.
 

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i dont know if you guys mention this yet there are five people in the drawings like they repesent the five unions in a way two mystery might be acer ursus union and anguis invi union while ven repesent gula Leopardosunion, skuld repesent ava vulpes union, and ephermer repesent ira Unicornis union i'm talking about there peronality and not which they are actually in

five people five unions
 
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Aw, even his sketches are better then mine. :3 Not that I draw good or anything... I kinda think the two unfinished drawings might be a female and male version of the player. Though idk... it's always hard to include the player in concept art, as they could technically be anyone. It's a measure of one's creativity though... wonder how far Nomura will go with the player possibly being in KH. Still hoping for like a KH Virtual part where you as the player interact with the KH characters... but with current technology, it would be very limited interaction, mostly generic if it does happen. I hope someday though, we can interact with Sora and the others as if they were real, that would be cool. :3 Pokemon and KH irl interaction.... that would be a childhood dream come true. XD That would make it worth living all these years to me...

( I think one way it could be possible, is if Square hired people to play as Sora and the others... if that was the case, then irl interaction with no limitations could be possible... but those whom would play as them would have to be very convincing playing those roles...)
 

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There's definitely a lot of interesting theories, speculation, and conjecture going on this thread. I love it! There's definitely something to be said about having Ven in this art and I don't think it's a mere coincidence that Nomura would draw him that way or even at all for that matter. As for the two blank slots or characters I bet it has something to do with this aforementioned chapter two and my guess is Riku & Kairi might go there given how the art he's drawn for past anniversaries have had them in some way, shape, or form. I don't really know why they would be there or how even but it makes sense going with the themes of past artwork and what not. Guess we'll just have to wait and see if or where things go from here.
 

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Would be trippy if KHx is the War's recreation on the Tome; KHUx is the recreation on the Realm of Sleep; and KHUx Season II is the recreation on the data inside Sora's heart...! @_@

But I digress. Nomura once more included Ventus alongside Ephemera and Skuld. There is definitely something going on with those three. This begs to wonder, though, if they meet, will it be in past time, or present time...? Ventus could very well be an amnesiac Dandelion, or Ephemera and Skuld ended up meeting him in the RoS.

I dunno. Too many questions, and Nomura keeps making more pop-up with each story update and anniversary drawings, haha.
 

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Re: New Nomura sketch commemorating Unchained X's 1st Anniversary!

<p>KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained X celebrates its 1st anniversary today in Japan! To commemorate, Director Tetsuya Nomura has sketched a special piece of artwork, featuring Ephemer, Skuld, Ventus, and two mystery characters.</p>
<p>He also includes a message, thanking players for supporting the game through to its anniversary and hopes everyone is enjoying the latest updates.</p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://images.khinsider.com/KINGDOM%20HEARTS%20X/Artwork/Promotional%20Media/KHUX%201st%20Anniversary.jpg"><img src="http://images.khinsider.com/2016%20Uploads/09/KHUX%201st%20Anniversary.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="389" /></a></p>
<p style="text-align: left;">Who do you think the mystery characters are? Let us know!</p>
<p><strong>Source:</strong> <a href="https://twitter.com/KHUX_PR/status/771913586906017792"><strong>KHUX_PR</strong></a></p>

Heh, looks like Ven's spikes got a little spikier again compared to the art on the x[chi]-card.

As for the other two "mystery" characters, maybe one of them is Maleficent as she's also supposed to play a rather important role in the "new developments" teased by Nomura.
The third one could then be Pete...or a Nort? Maybe Vanitas?

I believe the "mysterious unfinished characters" are supposed to be other generic Keyblade wielders from their gathering with Ava. If so, that should confirm Ven being the player.

Except that neither the Player nor Ephemer participated in that gathering with Ava, only Skuld was present among a bunch of other "generic" Dandelions.

Can't tell if Ven is Player, or just Dandelion.

Wait, if Ven is the Player why is he so weak?

I'm really at a loss what it is with your constant stupid blabbering about now Ventus is apparently "so weak". That hasn't to do with anything discussed here nor is it even true in any regard so quit this shit!

Those WIP characters are either the default avatars, previous characters like Terra or Aqua, OR they're completely new. Either way hopefully we'll get to see the finished sketch sometime soon.

I'm still wondering whats the deal with Ven. My guess is that we simply run into him during his 10 year sleep, but at this point anything's possible.

Terra and Aqua are of course also possible. Aqua gets "saved" by Terra's and Ven's Keyblades in the Realm of Darkness and is still firmly connected to them through her wayfinder. As the trailers for 0.2 show Aqua will encounter some illusions/memories etc. in regards to them on her journey.
Ven also still has his wayfinder so it is certainly possible that he will have some of that same stuff Aqua experiences as well.

Why do people even think Ven is the Player anyway?

Because it is entirely possible perhaps? So far the "Player" is nothing but a faceless avatar that can have thousands of different faces and appearances.

*takes a deep breath*
All these Ven teasing is hurting me.

I'm not sure if Ven is the player, and of course, we're no where near confirming that Ven is a dandelion... but this is the second time now that Nomura has drawn in in close proximity on purpose. He even mentioned him recently. I don't know...

I feel as though this is pre-BbS Ven still.

Nomura is definitely teasing for some story importance for Ventus that is somehow connected to the X[chi]-era, although in what manner is still completely up to debate.
This is only further strengthened by calling back into the mind that Ventus' awakening platform always had the Wastelands/Badlands as background, in both versions of the platform that exist. In the first without, in the second with the whole bunch of dead Keyblades.
 

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I...I kinda like it.
Can't say if I believe Ventus is the player or not, at least at this point.
Tbh when they included his armor as a nightmare in 3D I already suspected there'd be something up with him, even if those two things aren't really connected or anything.
 

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I think the two blank characters are supposed to represent us Players. One female and one male, blank because we can choose how we look so there is no definitive "character" for us.

As for the fact that Ventus is on the artwork, once again with Skuld and Ephemer. Well I still don't like the whole Dandelion theory, so for now I'm putting my Munny on the "he wandered into the RoS during his 10 year sleep" theory.

I don't think all of the dandelions get released at once. I think they get released at their own rate. If the theory that the dreams are layered is true, they'd 'reach the surface' at different times depending on their progress.
Huh... I think this is the first part of the "Ventus is a Dandelion" theory I kinda like. Very interesting, because a thing that has been bugging me is, where are the other Dandelions if this theory is true. So that would explain that part.
This is a great time to be a Ven fan:biggrin: so much potential for character development and explanation of his past.
Meh... not really. Ventus is perfect the way he is. I'm afraid that this "deeper" connection, wich he apparently has, will make him one of those really complicated stupid characters. Like sure, there is potential for great character development, to make him even greater then he already was. But there is also a chance that they will screw this up and he becomes some stupid character. I don't want that happening to him.
i dont know if you guys mention this yet there are five people in the drawings like they repesent the five unions in a way two mystery might be acer ursus union and anguis invi union while ven repesent gula Leopardosunion, skuld repesent ava vulpes union, and ephermer repesent ira Unicornis union

five people five unions
But it's been confirmed that Ephemer and Skuld are in the same Union :/
 

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But it's been confirmed that Ephemer and Skuld are in the same Union :/
i mean there personality is simmiar to prevous union leaders
 
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