Actually, didn't Nomura only imply that Xemnas MIGHT have refrained from using a Keyblade? Was a very trollish quote.
That aside, I'd give him one Keyblade at most. Terra's own was left with his Lingering Sentiment, and Aqua has Eraqus's. He's left with MX's only.
Nah dude, it was clearly shown that Master Xehanort and Terra were debating the new body inside Apprentice Xehanort, giving him Eraqus might or not be so take it as you want. But Terra and MX are definitively there. And Eraqus went to Aqua? Wasnt the heart also trapped in Apprentice Xehanort? I am confused now, can you please explain?
The plot still states that he's the main character. So, regardless of what 'other' plots are there in the series - yes. He'd live. Like any other main hero facing illogical odds. Like TAV and RAX and many other characters in this very series as well. That's just how it goes.
No, I am talking about plotholes and outright Deux Ex Machina specifically. You cant say "he is the main character so he cant die" thats really a very poor argument, specially when used in fictional character battles. I mean is like making Sora fight Living Tribunal and say "he is the main character so he cant lose, thus he is stronger".
However I think there are critical momments where plot,PIS,Deus Ex Machina or whatever you want to call it, acts to save his ass. These are the momments I am talking about.
For example TAV may be main character however as well as Sora however there are victories and events that are credible and can be attributed to the characters rightfully instead of plot. For example Aqua beating Xigbar's person I mean Aqua dominated him on her own right and obviously there was no plot element or Deux Ex Machina used to secure her victory or save her ass. Hell even extremelly doubtful momments like X-blade Vanitas not killing her could count since well its in order that Ven was fighting Vanitas inside.
However there are other momments where no matter how you look at it, specially with Sora. He survived only due plot, not because of his own strenght.
The prime example beign Enigmatic Man and Xemnas final battle. I think anyone that isnt a hardcore Sora fanboy will agree that if Enigmatic Man had wanted to, Sora would have died. He "didnt killed him because he needed him to form KH". But that argument is irrelevant taking in count
- He had Roxas
- He simply refrained from using the Keyblade.
I mean COME ON, when you can defeat the main hero immediatly and you dont do it only becuase you dont want to use a weapon yourself. I mean come on. This was outright PIS or at least CIS.
The second time he encountered Xemnas was full of this shit. Specially because it was a very even fight, and anything that would have made the heroes spend more energy or get more tired would had been fatal, such flaws are:
- Xemnas not fighting at his full power, because he refrained from using the Keyblade. Thus allowing Sora to rape him in the first battle, and obviously without a master keyblader to face the battle overall was easier. I mean yout lifetime plan depends on this battle, and Xemnas still refrained from using the keyblade? Come on, this was PIS to the face. If this wasnt PIS then it was CIS at least.
- When Xemnas at the end was finally gaining the upper hand over a tired Riku and Sora they pulled a superpower out of their ass to defeat Xemnas. Apparently a totally random power that neither of them was aware they could use. Thus a superpower conveniently activated by accident just at the righ time. PIS.
- Perhaps the worst PIS during the entire series, when Dragon Xemnas appeared and was about to smash the duo into the ground with the Nobody Castle CONVENIENTLY just at that area was an spaceship that allowed them to survive and follow Xemnas. It was also CONVENIENTLY situatated at the same side of the tower that was crumbilng allowing Sora and Riku to discover it in the first place.
Thus my question is, would Sora be alive today if it wasnt for plot? I think the answer is clearly no.