Kingdom Hearts: the story so far

But Wait…

…Who the hell is that guy?
Ventus is a Keyblade warrior who existed ten years before any of the stuff in the previous section went down, along with two other Keyblade warriors named Aqua and Terra. The three of them set out on a quest to find the venerable Keyblade master Xehanort, who’s probably the same Xehanort that causes all the drama in the previous section. (Hey, it’s Kingdom Hearts – you never know). Ventus is identical to Roxas, somehow connected to Sora and apparently familiar to at least one Organization XIII member.

…Why isn’t Aerith dead?
You might have to turn elsewhere for the full explanation on this – but it’s easiest just to say that Disney is the Lifestream, so don’t act surprised when dead Final Fantasy characters show up in Kingdom Hearts.

…What’s the deal with 358/2 Days?
That’s the duration of time that Roxas spends with Organization XIII before winding up in fake Twilight Town. Halfway through the last day, Riku kicks his ass.

…Just what IS Kingdom Hearts?
You know what, we have no idea. Let’s let the series try and explain it to us…

Additional reporting by Teresa Whinery and Michelle Ma.

Sep 22, 2009

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  • 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.

  • 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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