With E3 over it's time to amuse ourselves again till the next heavenly offering of info so let's talk about what if's here.—Were the 13 Seekers of Darkness, who were meant to be in different times, gathered by transcending time with magic?
Nomura: Just as it says in the story, to transcend time one must ‘first’ discard their form. As a result of the actions of the Brown Robed Figure, they all were in a state where they had gained the power to transcend time. The Brown Robed Figure explains the facts. The thirteen were summoned at the same time, this time thanks to Young Xehanort who borrowed that power. However, apart from Young Xehanort, that does not mean that all the members transcended time.
In the course of DDD a very annoyingly unique form of time travel was introduced which Young Xehanort was making use of to gather the other Xehanorts.
He explains to Sora that Robed Figure/Ansem [KH1, pre-possession of riku's body] appeared to YX in the past and "sent him on his way".
And taking Nomura's words into account to it basically means Robed Figure, which I'll type as RF here after, is the one responsible for YX's powers and appearance in DDD.
But even though the source of YX's power is RF who in turn gained it from MX losing his body (according to Nomura) Nomura says that doesn't mean the others we seen gathered at the end of DDD were time travelers.
Now logically speaking Ansem and Xemnas should also be time travelers because, as the heartless & nobody, it was their destruction and the following process called 're-completion' that revived Xehanort as we saw him in DDD's end.
But herein lies some confusion. The RF is Ansem before he stole Riku's body, he admits so himself, yet each time you see him in DDD he's accompanied by YX who is responsible for bringing Ansem there. (like he does with Xemnas)
But why would Ansem need assistance? He's already time traveled before so why would he need YX's help now when he's the one that gave the boy that power?
So with that in mind I point again to the quote I posted above. Over the course of DDD interviews Nomura is questioned on several aspects the time travel concept he introduced but he also points out that the only confirmed traveler over the course of DDD was YX. (YX says Ansem visited him first but that was before DDD started)
Now having taken all of this in do you think (or maybe hope?) that Young Xehanort is probably the only time traveler?
Got any ideas/theories of your own perhaps?
Don't be shy let's all throw random things out there and theorize together~
Some food for thought on this matter. If anything can grow a heart it's possible that Ansem and Xemnas both formed one apart from Xehanort who dominated them.
And on two occasions already we've seen a being of just a heart take on a physical form. This happened to not only Sora who Kairi turned human again after he became a heartless but this also happened to Vanitas who just formed a body as he came into existence.
Who's to say this same "sora's method" wasn't used to bring Xemnas and Ansem back separate of MX? Heck who's to say Xehanort didn't use it to revive himself as MX separate from Terra as well after Terranort reformed?