Villain by Necessity
I’ve always assumed it was simply because they didn’t want to make a new model for her (with legs). But I suppose the fact that she's a party member could've been a reason, and they wanted to keep her available post-world for players--not that it stopped them with Rapunzel in KH3.Agree on the Ariel thing. When I first played KH1 I was waiting for someone to capture Ariel after defeating Ursula. The game even says she's a princess. But I guess not a pure heart one? So Jasmine has no darkness but Ariel does? I don't buy it! What a load of bunk! And like you said she could return after the Hollow Bastion arc.