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Summary

~♥~Kingdom Hearts~♥~

Sora, Riku, and Kairi had always dreamed of the outside world. On a beach in the Destiny Islands, the three friends began building a raft.

One day, a stranger in a brown robe confronted Sora and told him, “This world has been connected.” That night, the islands were hit by a storm and engulfed in darkness. Sora found himself in possession of a mysterious key–shaped sword called a “Keyblade,” and was separated from Riku and Kairi.

Other worlds had met the same fate, and more would.

Meanwhile, the king of Disney Castle had gone missing. His closest subjects, Donald and Goofy, set off to find someone with a “key,” just as their liege’s farewell letter had instructed.

Sora had awoken in a place called Traverse Town, and it was there he learned what was expected of a Keyblade wielder. He joined forces with Donald and Goofy, and the trio continued their search for Riku, Kairi, and King Mickey.

Each world they visited had revealed a “Keyhole” which lead to the heart of each world, and creatures called “Heartless” – manifestations of the darkness within us – were trying to get at it. With the keyblade in hand, Sora took down the Heartless and locked the Keyholes.

Manipulating the Heartless were Maleficent and her league of villains. Maleficent had tricked Riku into helping her gather the pure hearts of seven princesses who would grant her dominion over all worlds.

By the time Sora caught up with Riku in Hollow Bastion, his friend had succumbed to darkness. But a good thrashing only made things worse; the defeated Riku was possessed by Ansem, Seeker of Darkness.

Sora defeated Maleficent and found himself face–to–face with this greater threat. Ansem was trying to complete the Keyhole to a doorway that led to the heart of all worlds: “Kingdom Hearts.”

After discovering Kairi’s heart was inside him, Sora tried to release her and turned into a Heartless, but the light in Kairi’s heart changed him back.

Sora knew he had to close the final Keyhole. As a parting gift, Kairi gave him a good luck charm made of thalassa shells to ensure a safe voyage. Sora promised he would return it someday, then set off.

He followed Ansem all the way to the heart of the darkness that had swallowed the worlds, and defeated him. But Kingdom Hearts had already been opened.

Sora was able to close the door again with the help of Riku and King Mickey, who stayed trapped in the realm of darkness on the other side. Sora decided not to return to his home world, and began a new journey with Donald and Goofy to find Riku and the king.

 

~♥~Re:Chain of Memories~♥~

Sora, Donald, and Goofy had been searching for Riku and King Mickey for some time before Sora came face–to–face with a man in a black coat who guided them to a place called “Castle Oblivion.” There, the man gave them a card which said was constructed from Sora’s memories.

Sora and friends began exploring the worlds within this and other cards like it.

Marluxia, the man in the black coat and a member of the “Organization,” was using the powers of a girl named Naminé to manipulate Sora’s memory and take control of Sora’s Keyblade.

Serving the Organization were “Nobodies,” a special type of being created when a person’s heart was stolen and only their body and spirit remained.

As Sora made his way through the castle, his memories of Kairi were replaced with those of Naminé. He had to fight Riku, who appeared in his dark form and claimed Naminé was his to protect. Sora won out, and Riku vanished.

One by one, Sora defeated the Organization members who stood in his path. One of them, Axel, proved more slippery than the others and seemed to be neither friend nor foe. Sora also learned that the Riku he fought was just a replica manufactured by the Organization.

With this Riku replica’s help, Sora was able to strike Marluxia down.

Naminé confessed to Sora what she had done, but he did not hold it against her.

She offered him a choice: he could either put his scattered memories back the way they were and lose all memory of this castle, or keep his memories the way they were now. Sora chose to get his old memories back by going into a deep sleep until they could be repaired. But first, he promised Naminé she would not be forgotten and that they would meet again.

Meanwhile, Riku had found his way out of the realm between light and darkness. Led by a mysterious voice, he made his way to Castle Oblivion, by the voice turned out to be Ansem’s. Riku made his way through the castle, battling Ansem and the darkness within him at every step.

The Organization had also noticed the darkness in Riku’s heart, and sought to use it for their own ends. While facing Lexaeus, one of the Organization’s members, Riku was forced to summon the darkness within him within him, and succumbed to it. But somewhere far away, he heard King Mickey call out to him. Knowing King Mickey was watching over him gave Riku the strength to press on through the castle.

With the power of darkness proving too great a temptation, Riku again seemed ready to be overtaken by Ansem. But this time, King Mickey came to his rescue in person. The King gave him a special card; inside the card–world, he discovered that the Ansem he had been fighting was actually a man named DiZ. The man told Riku to find Naminé, and disappeared.


Before Riku could reach Naminé, he was confronted by the Riku replica. The real Riku won out, and the replica seemingly vanished.

Naminé offered to lock away Riku’s memories of Ansem, but Riku knew he had to face the darkness in his heart himself. He prevailed over Ansem, and departed Castle Oblivion with Mickey by his side.

From then on, he resolved to shoulder both light and darkness, and walk the road to dawn.

~♥~358/2 Days~♥~

 When Roxas first became part of the “Organization,” he spent many days on missions collecting hearts and befriending another 

member named Axel. However, when Axel was sent to “Castle Oblivion” on a special mission, Roxas teamed up with the Organization’s new, fourteenth member: a girl named Xion. Slowly, the two warmed to each other.

Once Axel returned from his mission, he, Roxas, and Xion developed a routine of ending each busy day by having ice cream atop the Twilight Town clock tower. There, they talked about work, friendship, their memories, and the meaning of a heart.

One day, Xion was ordered to dispatch an imposter–Riku, who had donned the Organization’s robes to protect Sora. But Xion was overpowered and told her Keyblade was a “sham”. After failing a second mission, she slipped into a coma.

When Xion finally awoke, Roxas’s daily routine resumed a kind of normalcy – but something in his friend had changed. Slowly, Xion began to question her own existence.

On Day 255, Xion visited Castle Oblivion and discovered “what” she was. Roxas waited for Xion at the clock tower, but she never came. The next day, he learned she had deserted the Organization.


Roxas tracked her down and tried to convince her to return, but Xion drew her Keyblade threateningly. It was only once Axel appeared that he and Roxas were able to bring her back by force.

After learning some of the truth about Xion, Roxas found his own existence thrown into question. He lost faith in Axel and the Organization, who had kept so much hidden from him, and decided to run away.

Meanwhile, Xion had tracked down a girl named Naminé, and decided to return her share of Sora’s memories to their owner. Axel hunted her down and made a double-edged promise: “Keep running – I’ll always be there to bring you back.” After barely managing to keep that promise, Axel collapsed, and Xemnas, the Organization’s leader, took Xion away.

Aimlessly, Roxas found himself wandering toward the clock tower. There, Xion revealed herself to not be a “her” at all, but a faceless puppet that the Organization had created as a cage for Sora’s memories. The last of those memories were inside Roxas–Sora’s Nobody – and she would have to take them from him to become a complete Sora replica.

The two fought, and Xion got her wish: she was defeated. As the memories that made her up returned to Sora, she ceased to exist, and vanished from the minds of all who knew her.

Confused and angry, Roxas decided to challenge Xemnas and the Organization, free the hearts they had collected, and destroy “Kingdom Hearts.” But Roxas was not strong enough to win, and if he fell here, Sora would never awaken, so Riku confronted it.

In his mind, Riku heard the last wish of a girl whose name he could no longer remember: to stop Roxas. He nearly failed, and had to allow the darkness in his heart to take over before he was able to subdue Roxas.

A boy named “Roxas” woke up in his room in Twilight Town after having a strange dream.

Excited, he ran off to meet his friends at their usual spot. Only seven days of summer vacation left…

 

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