Re: New Nomura sketch commemorating Unchained X's 1st Anniversary!
Hmm... Currently working on three theories about this. The first one is this:
Do you guys remember way back when in the Kingdom Hearts KH1 Ultimania, that Nomura said (or at least hinted at) that there were other Keyblade wielders (aside from Sora and Mickey, and Riku--I guess; since the Kingdom Key was originally meant for him) in other parts of the universe?
What if these people are Dandelions who were able to break through Unchained and enter the real world? And what if they're the same people Xehanort wants to assist him in recreating the Keyblade War? Because once they have the X-Blade, a door connecting all worlds will open, and Keyblade wielding warriors will flock to the Keyblade Graveyard to fight there. Yada yada ya.
Theory 2: Though I'll admit that this one has a lot of holes in it. This one's about how it could possibly
make sense that Ventus is Player.
Okay, so we all know how at first Vanitas didn't have a face until Ven connected to Sora, right?
Well, what if Ventus also lost his face--because the damage of what had happened to his heart was so immense?
...At least maybe this happened in his idea of himself in his heart, because we clearly see him still with his face in certain cutscenes following his heart first being shattered (and who knows, maybe it's having connected to Sora that helps him keep his look physically, after something that traumatic happening to him?).
But roll with me here: What if Chi, or Unchained Key, or Season 2 (whichever) takes place in Ventus' dream, yes (or he wanders over there while dreaming), but during that short coma he entered after first meeting Eraqus, Terra, and Ven?
He ends up becoming Player, and the reason he doesn't have a set look is because his heart's so damaged, it can't focus on what he's supposed to look like in the dream?
So for this one moment, he's sharing this one thing with Vanitas and being featureless.
Yeah, this theory has a TON of holes in it--and it probably isn't true at all--but the fact that Vanitas at first didn't have a face, and so doesn't Player (at least not a consistent one) seemed like something that should at least be somewhat touched on here.
One of those mystery people is NaminÃ©.
One, because they sort of look like Dusks to me (and NaminÃ© is a Nobody like those are).
And two, because she's a Nobody who has reached out and touched the hearts of people while they've been asleep. Sora, Ventus, maybe (because she seems to know about him in Coded, but then again: that seems as though it's more because she discovered him through Sora's memories, but didn't discover him himself, I'll admit).
But with the thing that Nomura did with NaminÃ© at the concert, in trying to help Terra, I wouldn't be surprised if she's somehow connected to all of this. If she has reached out/is now reaching out to Ven, who may be a huge part of Chi, that is.
And NaminÃ©'s always been important in lining the pieces up, and explaining the plot, so I think her also being involved in Unchained Key S2 is possible.
And if Tinny is right, and all of this is all happening in Sora's heart, then it could even still be possible. Because Sora did create NaminÃ©, so some piece of her might exist within his heart. He did see her while he was dreaming in DDD, after all.
Oh, and then there's the "Dreams hold our memories, sleep holds our dreams, and darkness--it holds our sleep" quote to consider. NaminÃ©'s a memory witch, who has put people to sleep and talked about (and coached people through) darkness before