- Xion is in a similar position to the Riku Replica of Chain of Memories, but unlike him, she is unaware that she was artificially created, and the path she finally chooses is completely different.
Nomura: The Riku Replica was modelled on Riku. With Xion, she becomes like the Kairi of Sora's memories. But rather than saying she was initially created to imitate something, it's more like she was a special case, born primarily to absorb Roxas' powers and evolve. It was intended right from the beginning of development that Xion and Roxas would eventually fight, but we had wondered about how to depict the conflict with Xion that would lead to this.At first I came up with the plot that would go like that of the Riku Replica, where Xion would insist that she was the real person and fight with Roxas. But many of the staff were of the opinion that Xion should stay as a nice girl, so when we were changing the scenario I rewrote it into its current form.
Came across this while combing through interviews (oh yes I'm that bored) and then I wondered would anyone have preferred it if Nomura had stuck with his original plot?
Would it have felt to much of a rehash of repliku for you?
Would you have preferred xion eventually went down this route?
Do you think it's better as is, her staying a nice girl like the staff insisted?
I personally, being less than satisfied of days for a number of reasons, would've liked to see how Nomura's original plot panned out. Sure it might not have been all that different save the ending but given my value of the current story I wouldn't mind seeing how it could've turned out.
What about anyone else?