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The Story So Far… Part Three

DiZ and Namine pull a Matrix on Roxas, plugging him into a fake version of Twilight Town and giving him fake friends and a fake summer vacation from fake school. Eventually, Roxas gets wise and confronts Naminé, who tells them that they’re actually both Nobodies so they should totally hang out. DiZ disappears with Namine and Riku (who still calls himself Ansem), and Roxas goes to wake up Sora, causing himself to disappear as all of his memories and personality revert to Sora.

Sora, Donald and Goofy then resume their search for King Mickey and Riku. Organization XIII shows up and eventually – gasp! – it’s revealed that 1) Ansem from the first game wasn’t really Ansem, he’s some dude named Xehanort; 2) Xehanort stole the real Ansem’s identity and became both a Heartless (who’s now part of Riku) and a Nobody (Xemnas); and 3) DiZ was the real Ansem, but now he’s just Christopher Lee most of the time.

More Heartless show up and swarm all over the fake Final Fantasy origin planet, Radiant Garden/Hollow Bastion. Then for whatever reason, Organization XIII kidnaps Kairi just to piss Sora off. Mickey shows up again, this time dressed like an Organization XIII member for no other reason than that it looks bad ass. He helps Sora find his way to Organization XIII’s headquarters to rescue Kairi and get rid of Xemnas. Christopher Lee shows up too, with some sort of machine to encode Kingdom Hearts as data, which he thinks will somehow fix everything.

Instead, the machine makes Kingdom Hearts explode and Sora and Riku are left to deal with Xemnas inside of a monochromatic painting. Then Sora and Riku go to the beach, share a hallucination of Kairi and somehow wind up back on the island they first tried to run away from along with Goofy, Donald, Mickey Mouse and Kairi.

The end. For now.

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50 comments

  • KHfan - September 22, 2009 6:49 p.m.

    why isnt it just called "kingdom hearts week" lolz loving week of disney so far btw
  • FalconMbuster - September 22, 2009 8:09 p.m.

    Oh, Kingdom Hearts. Mix Disney morality with Japanese story telling and you get... a confusing ball of what-the-f__. Recaptcha: I somehow got "five and one half" written numerically. Just refreshed that, XD
  • secretsearcher - September 22, 2009 8:22 p.m.

    WHAT. THE. HELL. This is the most convoluted story ever. Quoting Sora "I'm so confused already." I loved the video though.
  • Terro - September 22, 2009 8:42 p.m.

    Is it weird that I find this story easy to follow?
  • V13Dragongal - September 22, 2009 9:04 p.m.

    I love kingdom hearts and didn't kno that there was a chacter named Ventus. I think you could have explained it better but still good articale.
  • Amnesiac - September 22, 2009 9:11 p.m.

    Jesus Christ, my brain.
  • Cyberninja - September 22, 2009 9:19 p.m.

    i just dont get how birth by sleep fits in the story line. @cyberninja4 imitation is the most sincere form of flatery
  • BenL98 - September 22, 2009 9:22 p.m.

    "That's no moon."
  • Conman93 - September 22, 2009 9:24 p.m.

    WOOO. kingdom hearts week!! That story is probably as confusing as metal gear solid. Maybe. I havent played metal gear solid Axel is really cool!! Love his catchphrase. 'Got it Memorized'. LOVE THESE GAMES SOOO MUCH!!!
  • Charley235 - September 22, 2009 9:24 p.m.

    oh and save riku and the girl
  • G1drake - September 22, 2009 9:49 p.m.

    kingdom hearts is confusing thats why i love the series(i wish it could be on wii, i mean they released for gba and ds)
  • Bobbety - September 22, 2009 10:40 p.m.

    Why? WHHHYYYYYYYYY?!?
  • FALLINGINFIRE - September 23, 2009 12:09 a.m.

    That's no moon xD ReCaptcha: fromairportinn suet
  • ShotgunEric374 - September 23, 2009 3:19 a.m.

    um i think it was clearer before i read this.... good start for those in the dark tho ReCaptcha: ridgely course an oman?
  • Life - September 23, 2009 3:33 a.m.

    That's no moon... I laughed so freaking hard.
  • mertor3190 - September 23, 2009 7:53 a.m.

    LOL. "THAT'S NO MOON" Freaking random. I followed the story well though and understood it. But i just spoiled the "358 days" one for me. CANNOT wait for Birth by Sleep
  • allthegoodnameswheretaken - September 23, 2009 3:16 p.m.

    Thats no moon.Ok I have never played a Disney game and I've never played a Final Fantasy game why should I play kingdom hearts some one convince me!
  • Corsair89 - September 22, 2009 6:58 p.m.

    I've played all the Kingdom Hearts games at least 3 or 4 times each(with the exception of 358/2 Days) and I can't explain the story very well. But, it is one of my all-time favorite series, and I will continue to get every game with it's name on it. Unless they ever spawn "Kingdom Hearts: Hannah Montana"
  • flare149 - September 22, 2009 7:01 p.m.

    Kingdom Hearts...Kingdom Hearts...Kingdom Hearts.... That's no moon! .....Kingdom Hearts Lol, after all the Kingdom Hearts stuff that was so awesome. Also one thing that may help some poeple, there's Ansem and Xeonort. Ansem is the old guy with the voice of Coutn Dooku and Xeonort is the guy in the painting, the "Ansem" Hearltess from the first game and the "Xemnas" Nobody from the second game. The real Ansem (old dude) has no Heartless of Nobody, Xeonort just beat his ass and stole his name and research
  • peace4me - September 22, 2009 7:07 p.m.

    What is kingdom hearts? They never explain it well in the games.

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