Original Concept Art For Sora

Discussion in 'General & Upcoming Kingdom Hearts' started by Te Deum, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Te Deum Hollow Bastion Committee

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    528
    Gender:
    Male
    [​IMG]

    I can't believe Nomura even thought about using this.
     
  2. Incognitus White Tiger l'Cie

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2007
    Messages:
    3,451
    Likes Received:
    1,800
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Anywhere
  3. Krown King's Apprentice

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2011
    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    Candy Land
    What was Sora supposed to be?
    A really hairy child, with a tail?
     
  4. miaulement Traverse Town Homebody

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    The Nether
    This Sora... kind of looks like a monkey... mixed with some sort of animal with claws...
     
  5. Usagi Tsukino In the name of the moon, I shall punish you!

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,472
    Likes Received:
    345
    Gender:
    Pansexual Female
    Location:
    Tennessee
    And this is why Zidane was a monkey child.

    There are even reasons why Nomura changed his mind about this choice of look for Sora.

    For one, the sword was too violent for a game for kids.
     
  6. HeartlessOfLight Kingdom Keeper

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    801
    Likes Received:
    343
    Gender:
    Cisgender Male
    Location:
    The Netherworld
    Lawdy...Kingdom Hearts would've been much weirder if we had to play as THAT...

    Maybe they scrapped the idea because it resembled Zidane a little too much?
     
  7. Docyx no15 Kingdom Keeper

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Messages:
    809
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    The seat of war with my keyblade
    acctually if you look sora is actually an anthropomorphic lion, if you look at games like Final Fantasy lions feature alot
     
  8. Krowley Let it Begin...

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    2,174
    Likes Received:
    1,879
    I doubt Sora would be as popular with that appearance.
    I wouldn't mind if I saw that character cameo in an original world though.
     
  9. phoenixkh93 Gummi Ship Junkie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2011
    Messages:
    335
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    Gaia
    My goodness, is that a chainsaw he's carrying? You can still kinda see elements of Sora, like the crowns and stuff.

    I thought it might interest you lot to know that Tetsuya Nomura basically copied Soras looks from one of his earlier character designs. The character was called Sion Bahzad from the game 'The Bouncer' which was a bit of a flop.
    See for yourself:


    http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs41/f/2009/042/e/5/sion_barzahd_by_SionOn.jpg
     
  10. Usagi Tsukino In the name of the moon, I shall punish you!

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,472
    Likes Received:
    345
    Gender:
    Pansexual Female
    Location:
    Tennessee
  11. Docyx no15 Kingdom Keeper

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Messages:
    809
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    The seat of war with my keyblade
    wow! it's like Sora in another dimention, maybe this game will show in a later KH storyline.... the same way that FF and TWEWY do
     
  12. Beucefilous Hollow Bastion Committee

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    725
    Likes Received:
    575
    Gender:
    Yes
    Location:
    Watching. Waiting.
    That would be extremely awesome if it did. Sion could be Sora's father or something.

    Plus That's the lionheart key chain on the end
     
  13. Docyx no15 Kingdom Keeper

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Messages:
    809
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    The seat of war with my keyblade
    That would be epic!!! It would be nice to finally see some of the characters pearants in the storyline apart from Sora's mums line ^^
     
  14. Excasr Someone From The Dark

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,198
    Likes Received:
    114
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brazil
  15. WhiteRose-Aki Kingdom Keeper

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    889
    Likes Received:
    131
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Hallow Bastion and Castle Oblivion with Kadaj Fami
    Actually, when the first game was in production, Mickey and Donald were chosen as the hero, but Nomura wanted a human hero, so Sora was born. This was his first design, but it was changed to the design we all know and love now.
     
  16. JedininjaZC Hollow Bastion Committee

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2007
    Messages:
    512
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    in a galaxy far far away...
    Yeah, Sora really doesn't need to be a anthropomorphic Dog. We already have Donald, Doofy, Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, and Jiminy Cricket to cover the furry fans. :D
     
  17. Shikou Kingdom Keeper

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Messages:
    859
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    サイレントヒル
    HaHaHaHaHaHaHa-!!! I remember this! I have seen some color versions of this too. Sora was a half human half animal thing holding a chainsaw but at least you can see the similarities between this and the final Sora. I kinda wish they kept the studs. That would have been bad ass :D
     
  18. Maggy Gummi Ship Junkie

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Messages:
    396
    Likes Received:
    42
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Florida
    First time I saw this I was like "what the...I'm so glad he didn't go with that idea"

    Not that it didn't seem interesting it's just...modern Sora is awesome-er

    Yeah I heard it was Mickey who was gonna be the hero...it wouldn't have been the same, though, I think.
     
  19. NamineArtistOfLove Destiny Islands Resident

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2010
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Arlington, Texas
    Didn't one of the FF (I think 8) Have a guy with a tail? o_O All I remember was it had Garnet in it. xD It doesn't look too bad, just way different than what we're used to. I remember the first time I saw it. I was a little disturbed. xD Too furry...
     
  20. Vio Link Crazy Dreamer

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,508
    Likes Received:
    107
    Location:
    In a house duh
    I guess I'm the only one who likes this Sora more then the one we have? I dunno why but this one just seem more interesting, I mean they'd be the same character right? Just the looks are different

    You're thinking of FF 9