- Feb 9, 2009
The answer is that she did not die. She used the last of her dark powers to make it so that she would evwentually recover but it took a long time. This was explained in the game!
I admit that while there's no actual proof that she died, the bit about her using her dark powers to return was used as an excuse for Ursula to return in KH2 Atlantica as well. Seems like a cheap way to bring back the Disney villians. :\ Besides, there is no real explanation on how she returned aside from that little tidbit in the Journal, considering that it was only possible for her to do so due to her cloak being brought to the Three Good Fairies' and their memories being able to resurruct her. Why doesn't Diablo bring it to Pete, who arguably is closer to Maleficent than the Fairies ever were? How did Diablo find her cloak after it seemingly faded away into darkness at the end of KH1? There are so many loose ends that 'using the powers of darkness to return' is not a good excuse as compared to Ursula, whom we see being defeated and disappearing into black smoke but we never did see her remains.