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I'd say that given the story reason for the Drop system, it'd probably be kept, but I wouldn't want it divided like how BBS was.
Kairi should have been the main character
Kairi does have an arc, though, they just have to be smart about using it. All of that time her heart spent with Sora in KH1, and the journey she went on to reclaim the missing parts of herself in KH2, constitute plenty of material to draw on for mapping out a more specific character-based perspective. There's also a good bit of blank space between KH1 and 2 which is ripe for exploration; what was it like for Kairi to be alone on the island, sensing the connections between herself and her friends weaken as the events of CoM unfolded? There's also her personal history as a resident of Radiant Garden to think about: what would it be like for her to go back there and see it being rebuilt into the kingdom that it once was? We know she has strong, unconscious memories of the place because her heart responds to it (from within Sora's) in KH1. She'll be starting her journey in KH3 training with Merlin and Lea in RG, so that's a perfectly fine place to start fleshing out her thoughts and feelings. Kairi is really well positioned to give this long saga some much needed retrospection precisely because there are so many spaces in her story to accommodate it, and it's why I think she's the ideal character with which to open the last chapter.That seems to be the only thing lacking at least from where I'm standing. They've given Riku and Sora these journeys and arcs for us to see and work through and the Mark of Mastery was like "great, now let's officially evaluate your aptitude thus far" where as Kairi doesn't have a journey or an arc to draw on.
I really like this idea. It could provide some levity given that Kairi knows Donald and Goofy better than even they probably realize, so they could be taken aback at how much she's aware of. like a lot of the players It would also be useful to get some perspective and interaction with her that doesn't involve Riku or Sora; let her bounce off of some other characters for a bit and see what happens.agreed with much of what's been posted above. I for one would love a scenario where Sora once again is out of commission or separated from Donald and the Goofster, and they end up with Kairi. It doesn't even need to be a playable situation, just a few scenes popping in with those three; they've got a lot of common ground! No better way to strengthen Kairi's relationship with Sora than by having her connect with the people closest to him.
That and she was basically with Sora for the duration of his KH1 adventure, so she knows them better than you think she might.