Where do the Bugs come from?



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Nazo

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Right before you fight Sora's Heartless, Riku says that Sora's Heartless is the source of the Bugs. But then, when you finally meet up with Namine, she admits that bugs came from her adding the memories of pain into the journal.

"I thought that maybe if you fought the bugs that sprang from these memories, you might learn to face the hurt in the memories themsleves." - Namine

So, which is it? Namine's explanation makes more sense, but the game/movie doesn't fully clarify which is the source. Is it that the bugs sprang from Namine adding the memories to the Journal and then Sora's Heartless used this to corrupt the data on a larger scale and then grew in power as the gang destroyed the bugs/heartless in the datascape?
 

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So, which is it? Namine's explanation makes more sense, but the game/movie doesn't fully clarify which is the source. Is it that the bugs sprang from Namine adding the memories to the Journal and then Sora's Heartless used this to corrupt the data on a larger scale and then grew in power as the gang destroyed the bugs/heartless in the datascape?
This sounds about right. Just given from watching my friends add mods to games and whatnot, adding stuff all willy-nilly to code will almost always create glitches or bugs. (IIRC, this sort of thing made adding Mew to the original Red and Blue a risky move, as adding a new Pokemon so late into development could create issues that might not all be addressed.)

So yeah, Namine's extra content created the initial bugs, and Sora's Heartless was able to control them and escalate the problem. It wouldn't make sense for an entity that was supposed to be in the journal (especially a measly, marginally sentient Shadow) to just start producing bugs on its own.
 

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This sounds about right. Just given from watching my friends add mods to games and whatnot, adding stuff all willy-nilly to code will almost always create glitches or bugs. (IIRC, this sort of thing made adding Mew to the original Red and Blue a risky move, as adding a new Pokemon so late into development could create issues that might not all be addressed.)

So yeah, Namine's extra content created the initial bugs, and Sora's Heartless was able to control them and escalate the problem. It wouldn't make sense for an entity that was supposed to be in the journal (especially a measly, marginally sentient Shadow) to just start producing bugs on its own.
That's what I thought. Wouldn't make much sense for something already inside the journal to be able to glitch the journal, since all it would have to use would be the rest of the code which also is already part of the journal.
 
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