All Unanswered Questions in Kingdom Hearts

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  1. Elfdemon Merlin's Housekeeper

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    A year ago, I attempted to make a list of all of the unanswered questions (some people might refer to them as plot holes, though that's slightly inaccurate) in the Kingdom Hearts series. I've been researching, replaying through the games, reading Tetsuya Nomura interviews, and so on, and greatly increasing my Kingdom Hearts knowledge. And I've been slowly updating this list. I've been removing things that have actually been answered and I've added things that haven't. And now, I believe that I have an accurate list that's very close to being a complete list of all the unanswered questions. Tetsuya Nomura said that all questions will be answered in Kingdom Hearts III. After discovering all of these unanswered questions, I doubt that'll be the case, but this list would be fun to use as a list to check off unanswered questions while playing through Kingdom Hearts III and reading interviews that follow the game's release. So, here it is:

    (Oh, and also, if you think you found an answer to any of these questions, please provide your source in your comment. Thank you!)

    Complete List of Unanswered Questions
    • Why are there globes and maps of Earth and real world locations in some worlds? Are some worlds just alternate reality-type Earths that exist simultaneously but separately? Or did all the worlds used to be Earth when they were all together in one massive World in the Age of Fairy Tales, and the globes and maps are just artifacts of history?

    • In the first Kingdom Hearts, how did Mickey know about Sora and Riku, and how did he know that they got a Keyblade? Yen Sid has the ability to sort of sense things and people in other realms and worlds, so did Yen Sid tell Mickey about them?

    • In the first Kingdom Hearts, why does Winnie the Pooh's letter to Rabbit have "Mickey Mouse" written on the front with a crown symbol? Also, if you come back later, it'll instead be a letter from Roo. This letter also has "Mickey Mouse" written on the front with a crown symbol. Why is that?

    • In the first Kingdom Hearts, Genie says he's heard about a Keyhole before 200 years ago, and implies that he used to know its location. Why does he know about the Keyhole and how did he know its location?

    • Some residents of Halloween Town, such as Jack, The Mayor, Dr. Finkelstein, etc. all know about the Heartless because Jack found a book about the Heartless. Who wrote this book full of research notes?
    • Why didn't Maleficent getting stabbed with the Keyblade of Heart cause her to turn into a Heartless? Why did she turn into her Dragon form instead? The Keyblade of Heart has the ability to "unlock people's hearts," which sounds like the same thing that any Keyblade can do if you're on the level of a Keyblade Master, so it can be assumed that the unique ability of the Keyblade of Heart is that it allows you to do that without being on the level of a Keyblade Master. But, is it possible that "unlocking people's hearts" is actually different? Could "unlocking people's hearts" mean something different for each person who gets stabbed by it? Such as Sora turning into a Heartless, and Maleficent turning into her Dragon form? Or is it that Maleficent is just different than most people and follows different laws of nature?
    • In the first Kingdom Hearts, Xehanort's Heartless possessed Riku, which sort of kicked Riku's heart out of his body and sent it to the Realm of Darkness. Why didn't this create a Heartless and a Nobody? Was it because the heart wasn't either extracted by a Keyblade or succumb to the darkness? Does this mean it's possible somehow for a heart to leave a body without becoming a Heartless?
    • When a Heartless is destroyed by a Keyblade, whether it be an Emblem Heartless or a Pureblood Heartless, a heart is released from it and the original person is recompleted. (For the Pureblood Heartless, the heart isn't visibly released, but it's still released.) If someone has a Nobody too, you have to destroy that as well in order to get their original self to be recompleted. If a Heartless is destroyed by something other than a Keyblade, then the released heart will end up just eventually turning back into a Heartless. So, when Ansem, Seeker of Darkness was destroyed by the light from his artificial Kingdom Hearts (and Xemnas was destroyed later), why did Xehanort get recompleted? He shouldn't have gotten recompleted since his Heartless wasn't destroyed by a Keyblade, it was destroyed by the light from his artificial Kingdom Hearts. Does getting destroyed by Kingdom Hearts count as getting destroyed by a Keyblade for some reason, or have the same effect as getting destroyed by a Keyblade or something?

    • What was written on the letter that Pluto was holding at the end of the first Kingdom Hearts and in the beginning of Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories? It's obviously not the same one from the end of Kingdom Hearts II since Mickey wrote that at the end of Kingdom Hearts coded.

    • At the end of the first Kingdom Hearts, how did Donald and Goofy's clothes change when they got to the grassy area outside of Castle Oblivion? Also, how did their clothes change while they are in Castle Oblivion in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories back to the clothes they had on before?

    • In Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, when referring to Maleficent, Vexen says "Don't be absurd. The witch is gone. She cannot return from the Realm of Darkness of her own volition." This means that after Sora destroyed Maleficent in the first Kingdom Hearts, she got sent to the Realm of Darkness. Why is this? Why did Maleficent get sent to the Realm of Darkness instead of just simply dying? Or did she just simply escape after the battle with Sora to the Realm of Darkness using a Corridor of Darkness? Also, why did she have to wait for someone (the three fairies) to remember her in order to come back when she could've just used a Corridor of Darkness to get out? Why can she not escape of her own volition? When Ansem the Wise was banished to the Realm of Darkness by Apprentice Xehanort, he was able to use Corridors of Darkness to get out, so why couldn't Maleficent have done that?

    • Why did Marluxia and Larxene want to overthrow Organization XIII?

    • In Secret Ansem's Report 12, it says "First I shall convert all of Twilight Town into data and construct a "world duplicate" in Sora's memories. I shall place Roxas within that world to live out his days and regain those memories." If the simulated Twilight Town that Roxas was placed into is located inside of Sora's memories, then how was Sora able to go inside of the simulated Twilight Town by accessing the machine in the basement of the Old Mansion in Twilight Town near the end of Kingdom Hearts II? Is there multiple copies of the simulated Twilight Town, and just one of them is located inside Sora's memories? Or were Sora's memories just hooked up to the simulated Twilight Town before or something? Or is the machine in the basement of the Old Mansion just simply able to access Sora's memories and by going into the simulated Twilight Town, Sora was within his own memories?

    • Why did the guards in Land of Dragons turn into Emblem Heartless (Nightwalkers)? If they were succumbing to the darkness, then they should've turned into Pureblood Heartless. Were they just Nightwalkers disguised as guards or something?

    • How did the Ghosts of Scar form together to create an Emblem Heartless (Groundshaker)? Shouldn't they have created a Pureblood Heartless if anything? Did they just form together with a Living Bone and Shaman Heartless or something?

    • How did Stitch get to Hollow Bastion?

    • Why did Axel and Saïx want to find the Chamber of Waking?

    • Why did Axel and Saïx want to overthrow Organization XIII?

    • How did Saïx get his scar?

    • What are the names and identities of Larxene, Demyx, and Luxord's original human forms?

    • Why hasn't Xemnas wielded a Keyblade? (Assuming he has the ability to). If he doesn't have the ability to wield a Keyblade, then why?

    • How did Ansem the Wise's machine exploding turn Riku back to normal and how did it transport Ansem the Wise to the Realm of Darkness?

    • Why did Naminé return to Kairi, when she's made out of Sora's body and soul? Shouldn't she have returned to Sora instead? Did she have some of Kairi's memories that needed to return to her, the same way Roxas had some of Sora's memories that needed to return to him? If not, then why did Naminé even need to return to anybody?

    • Why does Apprentice Xehanort have brown eyes instead of yellow?

    • Why does Xemnas and Ansem, Seeker of Darkness have orange eyes instead of yellow?

    • Why does Riku not have yellow eyes in the first Kingdom Hearts when Ansem, Seeker of Darkness is possessing him?

    • How did Sora and Riku get from the place where they fought the final fight against Xemnas in Kingdom Hearts II to the Dark Margin in the Realm of Darkness?

    • How did Kairi's message in a bottle end up at the Dark Margin?

    • "End of Sea" is the name of a world that's half in the Realm of Darkness and half in the Realm Between. Dark Margin is a location at the very tip of this world. It's on the Realm of Darkness half of the world. The ocean that we see there acts as a border between the Realm of Darkness and the Realm Between. How are there worlds in the Realm of Darkness still? They should've all returned to the Realm of Light after Sora sealed the Door to Darkness and Ansem, Seeker of Darkness' artificial Kingdom Hearts broke apart. Does this mean there are worlds native to the Realm of Darkness that have always never had a heart? Or is End of Sea just a world from the Realm Between that's so close to the edge of the Realm Between that it's also touching the Realm of Darkness? Also, how is there a world that's half in one realm and half in another realm in the first place when the realms aren't physically connected?

    • How did Mickey's message in a bottle get to Sora on Destiny Islands?

    • Tetsuya Nomura has stated that Ventus' heart stayed within Sora's body AKA his Nobody, Roxas when Sora was separated from his body and soul and became a Heartless. What is the reason for this? Why didn't it get released along with the other hearts?

    • How did Ventus become so tiny when he went to Castle of Dreams? Tetsuya Nomura said it was because he somehow messed up traveling to the world and ended up tiny, but how does that even happen? How does you not knowing how to properly travel to worlds make you end up very small? I assume that we just simply don't completely know how physics and stuff works in the Kingdom Hearts universe, but it'd be nice to get a specific answer to this question.

    • How is the ship in Deep Space able to access the Lanes Between without a Keyblade or Corridors of Darkness? Or does this mean that somebody aboard the ship has a Keyblade or the ability to use Corridors of Darkness?

    • Where did Vanitas obtain his Keyblade? He can wield a Keyblade because his heart is half of Ventus' heart, but where did he obtain his Keyblade, Void Gear? Did Xehanort Bequeath him? Or does he wield Wayward Wind, except with a Void Gear Keychain on it?

    • If the Unversed are created by Vanitas and come from Vanitas, then how was Lady Tremaine able to turn the coach into an Unversed and how was The Queen able to turn the Spirit of the Magic Mirror into an Unversed?

    • Why did Lea and Isa go into Ansem the Wise's castle in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, and why did they get kicked out?
    • How did Ventus and Aqua end up in the Lanes Between after their battles at the Keyblade Graveyard?
    • How did Terra-Xehanort end up at Radiant Garden after the explosion from the χ-blade?
    • Did Terra-Xehanort/Apprentice Xehanort actually have amnesia or was he just faking it?
    • When Terra-Xehanort split himself up into a Heartless and a Nobody, why weren't two Nobodies created? When Sora became a Heartless, his own heart and Kairi's heart released from his body. This created Roxas and Naminé. When Terra-Xehanort became a Heartless, the same thing should've happened. Terra's heart and Xehanort's heart were released from Terra's body. This should've created a Terra Nobody and a Xehanort Nobody, but instead, Xemnas was created; someone who is a mixture of both Terra and Xehanort. Why?

    • How did Young Xehanort leave Destiny Islands and get to Land of Departure?

    • When we see Young Xehanort in the past on Destiny Islands and in the present-day during Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, he doesn't have pointy ears like he does when he's older. Why is this? And when we see Young Xehanort in Kingdom Hearts III, he does have pointy ears. Why is that?

    • Why does Xehanort's Keyblade Armor have the Nobody emblem on it?

    • How did Riku obtain his second Keyblade (Way to the Dawn) after Sora took his first one (Kingdom Key)? Getting Bequeathed causes a Keyblade to choose you, so when Sora took his Keyblade, did another Keyblade choose him? Is that what happens if you lose your Keyblade somehow? Another one will choose you?

    • The Master of Masters forged and tempered Keyblades by pulling them out of the depths of hearts. And ever since then, if you are Bequeathed, a Keyblade will choose you. If all Keyblades already exist somewhere out there and were created long ago, then how come some people's Keyblades resemble them or their character/personality? For example, Lea's Keyblade resembles one of his Eternal Flames Chakrams with fire coming out of it and Riku's Keyblade resembles his Soul Eater sword. Is this just simply because these people are destined to wield these Keyblades or something?

    • Where did Riku get the Keyblade he gave to Kairi (Destiny's Embrace)? And why did he even have to give her a Keyblade in the first place since one should've already chosen her since she was Bequeathed? Doesn't this mean she has two Keyblades now: the one that chose her from her being Bequeathed and the one Riku gave her, Destiny's Embrace?

    • Who Bequeathed Lea?

    • What's the name of Lea's Keyblade?

    • Why does the Kingdom Key look exactly like the two blades that are a part of the χ-blade?

    • It was stated that the pieces of light of the χ-blade were split into seven pieces to protect the number of pure hearts in the world. This is referring to the Seven Princesses of Heart. The Seven Princesses of Heart didn't exist way back in the Age of Fairy Tales though, so how did the χ-blade know that they were going to be born in the future? And in what way are the seven pieces of light protecting the Seven Princesses of Heart?

    • While Aqua was carrying Ventus' comatose body, his Keyblade raised and opened a door that led them to the Land of Departure. This door was not a method of travel that we've ever seen or heard about before. It wasn't one of the portals they've been opening with their Keyblades, it wasn't a Gate, and it wasn't a Corridor of Darkness. It looked pretty much exactly like the Door to Light from the end of Kingdom Hearts II. So, what was this door? Was it the Door to Light? And how was Ventus able to open it?
    • At the end of the first Kingdom Hearts, Sora, Donald, and Goofy were standing on a piece of land at End of the World. End of the World was a world located in the Realm of Light that's made up of chunks of worlds that fell to darkness. When a world is falling to darkness/falling to the Realm of Darkness, some chunks of the world might stay behind in the Realm of Light. These chunks formed together to create End of the World. Once Sora and Mickey sealed the Door to Darkness, Ansem, Seeker of Darkness' artificial Kingdom Hearts broke apart and the hearts returned to the worlds, and they were restored. They left the Realm of Darkness and went back to the Realm of Light. The chunks that made up End of the World also went back to the Realm of Light. The chunk of land that Sora, Donald, and Goofy were on was a part of the Land of Departure/Castle Oblivion world. So, when the worlds were restored, they got sent to the recompleted Land of Departure/Castle Oblivion world since they were standing on that chunk of land. But, this means that the Land of Departure/Castle Oblivion world fell to darkness sometime in the past. So, what happened to Ventus' body when this happened? Was it also sent to the Realm of Darkness with the world, and was safe from the darkness/Heartless, because he was in the Chamber of Waking? And does this mean that his body was sent back to the Realm Between with the world when it was restored?

    • Why did Mickey not recognize the name "Xehanort" when he met Apprentice Xehanort? Is that just a common name in the Kingdom Hearts universe or something?
    • What exactly is a "mind?" And how is it different from the "soul?" Is it even different from the soul or are they the same thing?

    • Braig says he has his hands full with his own plans. What are these plans?

    • In the Kingdom Hearts Re:coded "Destiny" secret ending, we see the Organization XIII members who were residents of Radiant Garden lying on the floor after being recompleted as complete people again. We also see Braig, who is not lying on the floor like the rest of them. He presumably woke up before them. (We know this Kingdom Hearts Re:coded secret ending takes place after Kingdom Hearts Re:coded and before Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance because Ienzo is an adult in this cutscene. There is a cutscene at the beginning of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance that shows Even and Ienzo on the floor turning into Heartless/Nobodies and Ienzo is a little kid in that cutscene, so we know the Kingdom Hearts Re:coded "Destiny" secret ending takes place after Kingdom Hearts Re:coded because we know Ienzo grew up as an adult while he was a Nobody.) In Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, we see Xigbar. It is thought that this is actually Braig, not Xigbar and he's just going by the name "Xigbar" for some reason (most likely because of the Recusant's Sigil in that name). If this is the same recompleted Braig that we saw in the Kingdom Hearts Re:coded "Destiny" secret ending, then how come he has long hair again and how come he has gray in his hair again? It would not make sense for him to just all of a sudden change appearance and grow hair that quickly. Is this actually Xigbar and not Braig? If it's Xigbar, then that can either mean that he was brought to the present day from time travel, or that can mean that Young Xehanort turned the recompleted Braig back into a Nobody for some reason (maybe to be a more suitable vessel?). And is this the same case for Saïx? Was he turned back into a Nobody or was he brought back using time travel? Or it's possible that he's the recompleted Isa since his recompleted human form has no visible differences than his Nobody, unlike Braig and Xigbar. Speaking of which, do people keep their appearances that they had as Nobodies when they turn back into people, or are they reverted to how they looked before they were turned into Nobodies? This is very unclear. It seems that some parts of them did keep their appearance and some parts of them didn't for some reason. Ienzo, Lea, and Isa aged as Nobodies and kept their ages when they turned back into people. Lea lost the markings under his eyes when he became a person again though for some reason. From what we know, this is how it is: You are reverted back to how you looked before you became a Nobody, but you keep your age. For example, Lea was reverted to how he looked before he became a Nobody which is why he lost the markings under his eyes, but he still looks older because he kept his age.

    • Why did Lea and Isa get recompleted with their black coats on? Does that mean they were the only ones who were wearing black coats before they became Nobodies?

    • Ienzo seems to have known this whole time that the original person can get recompleted if their Heartless and Nobody is destroyed, so when he was Zexion, why did he act like he didn't know?

    • It has been confirmed that Axel, Roxas, Xion, and Naminé all grew hearts. As seen with Roxas, if your Nobody grows a heart and recombines with your other pieces to recreate the original person, the heart that the Nobody grew will be trapped inside of you. Since Axel grew a heart of his own and has been recompleted, does this mean that Lea now has two hearts: his original heart and the heart his Nobody grew? Or did the heart that his Nobody grew combine with his original heart? If so, then why didn't Roxas' heart combine with Sora's? Would it be because Roxas had a completely separate personality and memories than Sora, while Axel had the same personality and memories as Lea?

    • Tetsuya Nomura said that Nobodies don't age, but Axel, Saïx, and Zexion all clearly aged. Maybe you need a heart to age, and since Axel grew a heart, he didn't count as a regular Nobody so he aged? Does this mean Saïx and Zexion grew hearts as well? Do you need a heart to age?

    • Where is Terra's heart and body? Is Xehanort still possessing it, but just making it look like his old man form, like how Ansem, Seeker of Darkness in the first Kingdom Hearts was still possessing Riku's body, but making it look like himself?

    • What's the situation with Eraqus being inside of Terra's heart? After Terra-Xehanort split into a Heartless and Nobody, what happened with Eraqus' heart, and where is Eraqus' heart now?

    • Why can't Sleeping Worlds dream about Heartless? All the "realm of sleep" is, is dreams. It can be dreams of people or dreams of worlds that have fallen to darkness/fallen to the Realm of Darkness, since worlds that fall to darkness, also fall to sleep, and they dream. So, since people can dream about Heartless and have them appear in the realm of sleep, then why can't worlds do the same?

    • Heartless can be created in the realm of sleep by someone dreaming about a Heartless in their dream, but Heartless can't enter the realm of sleep from the outside world. If Heartless can't enter the realm of sleep, then how was Ansem, Seeker of Darkness able to enter the realm of sleep? Is it because he's not just a Heartless, he's a Heartless possessing a body (Riku's body form the first Kingdom Hearts)? Does him having a body allow him to enter the realm of sleep? Also, why can't Heartless enter the realm of sleep in the first place? Why can't they just use Corridors of Darkness to enter? Young Xehanort, and the other Seekers of Darkness, follow Sora and Riku into the realm of sleep. They use that as an entrance. But, I'm still pretty sure that Corridors of Darkness can get you into the realm of sleep since they were all using Corridors of Darkness while in the realm of sleep. That's also presumably how they got out of the realm of sleep when they were done putting Sora into that weird sleep coma. Presumably. So, yeah, why can't Heartless use Corridors of Darkness to enter the realm of sleep?

    • Who are all of the Seven Guardians of Light?

    • Who are all of the Thirteen Seekers of Darkness?

    • Why did the time traveling members of the Thirteen Seekers of Darkness have to go back to their own time? And how are they going to come back?

    • The Kingdom Hearts Ultimania states that Xehanort's heart being in thirteen vessels serves as raw material for the χ-blade. Why is this? Xehanort's heart isn't pure darkness, so how does him putting his heart into thirteen vessels work for creating the χ-blade?

    • What was the Riku that Riku saw in Monstro in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance? Was it the dream world projecting an image of Riku from the first Kingdom Hearts? Putting Riku "back in his place," like it did to Jiminy in Sora's side of Prankster's Paradise? If so, then why is he wearing a black coat? Riku wasn't wearing a black coat in the first Kingdom Hearts, and the worlds only dream about their pasts, so this wouldn't make sense. Is it a Seeker of Darkness? If that Riku is a Seeker of Darkness, is it Riku Replica? If it's Riku Replica, then why did Riku say "That was my... my dark side. I gave into the darkness once, and ever since, it's chased be around in one form or another. The seeker of darkness who stole my body, a puppet replica of the shadows in my heart, and now, I'm facing me."? He lists the versions of his darkness that have chased him around in one form or another. He lists Ansem, Seeker of Darkness and Riku Replica, and then says that now, he's facing himself. That implies that it's not Riku Replica. So, it's not Riku Replica, right? Unless Riku's just assuming it's not Riku Replica. If it's just himself (Riku) that he was facing, then was it when he was a villain in the first Kingdom Hearts that's time traveled to present-day to be a Seeker of Darkness? If it's Riku Replica or himself from the first game time traveled to present-day to be a Seeker of Darkness, then how come Young Xehanort isn't there with him? Tetsuya Nomura has stated that Young Xehanort functioned as a "portal" that summoned the Xemnas and Ansem, Seeker of Darkness. Wouldn't it be the same for Riku Replica/Riku from the first game and any other time traveling Seekers of Darkness? If not, then why?

    • How are we going to save Ventus, Terra, Roxas, Xion, and Naminé?

    • What is the Key to Return Hearts?

    • In the Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance secret ending, Goofy says that Lea hurried back to Radiant Garden. Why did he hurry back to Radiant Garden?

    • It was shown that the "illusion" of Terra we see in Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- was there because of Naminé's help. This took place right after Sora went into the pod to restore his memory, so why/how did Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- end with how the first Kingdom Hearts game ended? How does that make any sense timeline wise?
    • Why did the illusion of Ventus we see in Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage- have a black and white checkered design on the back of his jacket rather than the half black half white design the back of his jacket usually has?
    • If the dark counterpart of Keyblades of Light (Keyblades of Darkness) are found on the dark side of the world the Keyblade of Light was gained at, then does that mean Keyblades of Darkness are only created when a world that a Keyblade of Light was gained at falls to darkness? Or are Keyblade of Darkness counterparts to Keyblades of Light created in the Realm of Darkness right when a Keyblade of Light is gained, but just teleports to the world the Keyblade of Light was gained at when it falls to darkness?

    • How did Aqua and Mickey end up at the Realm of Darkness area that was behind the Door to Darkness? There was just a flash of light and then they got teleported there. What was that flash of light from and how did they get teleported there? Was it the flash of light that came out of the Door to Darkness when Sora said "Kingdom Hearts is light" in the first Kingdom Hearts?

    • How did Mickey get his shirt back in time for Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories after it got destroyed by the Demon Tide?

    • How long ago does Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] take place? We know that the Age of Fairy Tales takes place "more than a hundred years before Sora received the Keyblade," but "more than a hundred years" is a very vague number.

    • What is the name and identity of The Master of Masters?

    • What were the Foretellers' and Luxu's original names before The Master of Masters gave them new names and what do their faces look like?

    • What are the names of all of the Foretellers' Keyblades?

    • Who is Xehanort and Eraqus' master? Is it Luxu, or was there another generation in-between them and Luxu, or even more? Also, was this Yen Sid's master as well, or did he have a different master? If so, then who was Yen Sid's master?

    • What's in the black box that The Master of Masters gave to Luxu, and why isn't Luxu allowed to open it?

    • How was The Master of Masters able to see the future with the Gazing Eye when it wasn't even passed down yet? Wouldn't that just be him looking into the present since he has to wait until it's passed down?

    • Why did The Master of Masters disappear?

    • How do the Dandelions survive the darkness that covers the World after the Keyblade War?

    • How does Luxu survive the darkness that covers the World after the Keyblade War?

    • If The Master of Masters only put his one eye on one Keyblade, then how are there so many eyes on so many Keyblades in the future?

    • Who Bequeathed Ventus, the Player, Ephemer, Skuld, Brain, and all of the other Keyblade wielders from the Age of Fairy Tales?
    • How did Ventus and Lauriam get from the Age of Fairy Tales to the time period of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.
    • How was present-day Maleficent there in the Unchained realm during the Age of Fairy Tales during the Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] secret ending?

    • How did the light from children's hearts recreate the World? Do children's hearts just simply have the ability to create an entire universe? Or was Kairi's Grandma just being vague in her story? If so, then what really happened?
    End Notes & Updates

    If you'd like to know more about the Braig/Xigbar situation talked about above, check out my explanation on the whole situation here.

    I'll be updating this list if I happen to find any more unanswered questions, so be sure to check back here every month or so! I doubt I'll find much more, but just in case.
     
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  2. Calxiyn Keyblade Master

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    I don’t think for any of these questions there is gonna be a 100% canon confirmed answer to work with here. However I think some of these can be based on strong assumptions, general guess work, piecing together what we already know about certain characters and what not. Like I think you’re gonna be pressed to find confirmations for all these when I think the answer to these questions ARE supposed to be slowly pieced together by the player based on all these things:

    Why are there globes and maps of Earth and real world locations in some worlds? Are some worlds just alternate reality-type Earths that exist simultaneously but separately? Or did all the worlds used to be Earth when they were all together in one massive World in the Age of Fairy Tales, and the globes and maps are just artifacts of history?

    I had always assumed it was earth but this doesn’t have a canon answer. However, Disney has done this sort of thing in the past with Once Upon A Time so this is a possible route they may go: basically in Once Upon A Time you have a bunch of dimensions, the Land of Fairytales, the Land of Untold stories, etc etc. All these places include different fairytales similar to the worlds in KH. In Once Upon A Time there is a dimension where it has taken places from the real world, such as London in the 1920’s, and the explanation given is that in this dimension the world is stuck in this time period. So for Land of Dragons let’s say, it would be the same thing. In Once Upon A Time you can travel to other dimensions through boats, mermaids and giant beans more or less and so it’s almost like one giant connected world slightly seperated by a very thin veil to travel through.

    So to try and apply this to Kingdom Hearts, it could have been that the original earth had been made up of different land masses similar to the different Once Upon a Time dimensions, and so when the earth broke apart these places got seperated from each other. People could travel freely between these different lands until everything went horrible.

    It would be interesting if the Once Upon A Time world was actually the version of Kingdom Hearts where the worlds didn’t seperate, but that’s another story XD I always assumed it had just been a “planet” that had later fallen apart. We can also see from some Disney TV crossovers (Aladdin / Hercules ) it seems like in the Disney universe itself everyone is existing in the same world, so Kingdom Hearts is the universe where they didn’t.


    In the first Kingdom Hearts, how did Mickey know about Sora and Riku, and how did he know that they got a Keyblade? Yen Sid has the ability to sort of sense things and people in other realms and worlds, so did Yen Sid tell Mickey about them?

    This is one of those “there’s not really an answer but putting pieces together and subtext and what not”, if Yen Sid was able to sense these things in BBS, I’m guessing he also used the same thing he used to talk to Eraqus and what not to Mickey in Disney castle. Again not a canon answer but I think it can be assumed to be what happened at this point.

    In the first Kingdom Hearts, Genie says he's heard about a Keyhole before 200 years ago, and implies that he used to know its location. Why does he know about the Keyhole and how did he know its location?

    I don’t play Kingdom Hearts Union Cross so I don’t have the answer for this, and maybe someone else on KHV can chime in, but when/if Genie appears in that game I’m sure that will be the given explanation.


    When a Heartless is destroyed by a Keyblade, whether it be an Emblem Heartless or a Pureblood Heartless, a heart is released from it and the original person is recompleted. (For the Pureblood Heartless, the heart isn't visibly released, but it's still released.) If someone has a Nobody too, you have to destroy that as well in order to get their original self to be recompleted. If a Heartless is destroyed by something other than a Keyblade, then the released heart will end up just eventually turning back into a Heartless. So, when Ansem, Seeker of Darkness was destroyed by the light from his artificial Kingdom Hearts (and Xemnas was destroyed later), why did Xehanort get recompleted? He shouldn't have gotten recompleted since his Heartless wasn't destroyed by a Keyblade, it was destroyed by the light from his artificial Kingdom Hearts. Does getting destroyed by Kingdom Hearts count as getting destroyed by a Keyblade for some reason, or have the same effect as getting destroyed by a Keyblade or something?

    I mean even though technically the light got him at the end, it’s not like we didn’t do a massive amount of damage to him right? XD like y’all can’t tell me we fought him 3 different times and he wasn’t breaking down. I think it may be a case of “yeah we didn’t get the finishing blow but we did MOST of the work here”. Like if you think about actually playing KH, Donald and Goofy get a lot of hits on the Heartless and you’d think that would cause an issue if they are just gonna come back. Like why even have them fight if that’s the case? So I think that it’s a case of Sora grabbing an assist. The problem is within the gameplay we never see the difference I don’t think between a Heartless Donald kills alone and one Sora helps to kill etc.

    How did Stitch get to Hollow Bastion?

    I mean, he has his own airship, so it’s less of how and more of why he bothered imo.

    Why did Axel and Saïx want to find the Chamber of Repose?

    Well Saix was looking for it for Xemnas right? And Axel was just following Saix. I think if we’re talking about personal reasons though, Axel chilled with Ventus ya know? Not to say they became instant friends, but I think it’s safe to assume that the reason he took a liking to Roxas is because he remembered Ventus from his child hood. In a way Ven is a representation of better times between both Saix and Axel, before when they were close friends and ate ice cream after sneaking into the castle at Hollow Bastion. Maybe that’s a reach but for Axel I think he is a little sentimental.

    Why did Naminé return to Kairi, when she's made out of Sora's body and soul? Shouldn't she have returned to Sora instead? Did she have some of Kairi's memories that needed to return to her, the same way Roxas had some of Sora's memories that needed to return to him? If not, then why did Naminé even need to return to anybody?

    We were actually talking about this in a Discord I’m in yesterday, but I’m not sure where this idea comes from. Like Sora was just a vessel for Kairi’s Heart, but when it comes to actually making Namine I don’t see why people think he had so much involvement. Even though Kairi’s Heart wasn’t inside herself, she still “lost it” and created Namine. The only thing Sora did was influence Namine’s powers and appearance, but she’s not HIS nobody. Also I say her appearance because Roxas obviously looks like Ven, so Namine would basically be genderbent Ventus. As for why Namine had to go back, even if she has none of Kairi’s memories she’s still apart of Kairi. She says “believe / trust in yourself, come on” in KH2, and I’m guessing yourself is a play on words because Namine and Kairi are “the same”. So trust yourself in that line doesn’t refer to Kairi trusting herself, but Kairi trusting to Namine who is... herself XD


    How did Kairi's message in a bottle end up at the Dark Margin?

    Again, not canonly answered but based on what we’re given, I think Kairi’s letter comes to the realm of darkness because it was trying to get to Sora and that’s where he had happened to be lol. I think it comes down to more “your heart will guide this to Sora” bullshit then anything else

    How did Mickey's message in a bottle get to Sora on Destiny Islands?

    See above answer

    Tetsuya Nomura has stated that Ventus' heart stayed within Sora's body AKA his Nobody, Roxas when Sora was separated from his body and soul and became a Heartless. What is the reason for this? Why didn't it get released along with the other hearts?

    Well Ven’s Heart is INSIDE Sora’s right? And so I’m guessing instead of just floating out in the void or whatever it works a little differently XD like with Kairi’s, Sora’s wasn’t apart of her or anything but with Ven they’re deeply connected to a point because Ven does need a safe Haven. Even in what you linked there, it says that they’re “linked” and so it makes no sense for it to just go off on its own.


    How is the ship in Deep Space able to access the Lanes Between without a Keyblade or Corridors of Darkness? Or does this mean that somebody aboard the ship has a Keyblade or the ability to use Corridors of Darkness?

    In BBS the worlds aren’t locked yet. There is no unlocking the “lanes” like in KH2 for example where you have to do the gummiship gate to get in. Back then it seems like you could just travel as you pleased without issues


    how was The Queen able to turn the Spirit of the Magic Mirror into an Unversed?

    I don’t remember this ever being implied that she did that. She didn’t magic him into an unversed, but he was just a boss like you’d have Captain Hook or the Beast.


    Why did Lea and Isa go into Ansem the Wise's castle in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, and why did they get kicked out?

    I could have sworn they said this in the game proper, but I don’t wanna go digging for links. They sneak in to eat Ice Cream there and they got kicked out because they’re trespassing XD

    Who are all of the Seven Guardians of Light?

    Again I’m pretty sure Mickey outright states this, he thinks it’s Terra, Aqua, Ven, Himself, Riku, Sora and Kairi, but Xehanort right after I’m pretty sure says they’re “short a player”, referring to Terra I think. That’s why they grab Lea, to replace Terra. Whether this will actually stay as the line up in KH3 is anorher story, but what is currently our understanding now is outright said by Mickey

    How are we going to save Ventus, Terra, Roxas, Xion, and Namine?

    Well we don’t necessarily NEED to save them. Like I know Sora wants to but the only person we gotta rescue here is Ventus. Terra has already been replaced by Lea. All Aqua has to do is open up the chamber where Ventus is so they can give him his heart back, that’s the easy part XD

    How was The Master of Masters able to see the future with the Gazing Eye when it wasn't even passed down yet? Wouldn't that just be him looking into the present since he has to wait until it's passed down?

    I don’t think I’m going to explain this right, but this is less a KH thing and more a “anything that uses this trope thing”. If this Keyblade can see the future it knows that the future is going to be the Master giving the Keyblade away and it just goes from there. It sees the future, which means sees he’d give the Keyblade and everything else that follows. The Keyblade knows the future and so it doesn’t need to wait XD

    How was present-day Maleficent there in the Unchained realm during the Age of Fairy Tales during the Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] secret ending?

    I thought the entire implication with Unchained was that it’s not a real world. Like the worlds in it are apart of some sort of data created by the book, and so that’s Maleficent like she got into the Data in Re:Coded. (That’s why Coded is important I think) but like I mentioned I haven’t played Chi in a long time and so I would need confirmation on my own answer.


    Those are all the ones I can think of answers for. Just cause it isn’t outrighted stated doesn’t necessarily mean we don’t already know or can’t figure it out based on contextual clues and what not. Also some of these are outright stated in the game so there’s that XD I think @Krowley and @tamale would probably be able to help with this since I’m pretty sure I’ve made more then one mistake somewhere
     
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    I of course don't think a lot of these questions will be answered, and I know some of these could be answered if you connect some pieces and make a few assumptions, but they're still unanswered questions, and I thought I should compile a list of all unanswered questions nonetheless.

    Genie appears in KHχ, but he's just an projection/illusion created by the Book of Prophecies, along with all the other Disney characters and Disney worlds. The Book of Prophecies has the ability to conjure of projections/illusions of things from the future. And it's very unlikely that we'll see the real Genie in KHχ, but we can hope I guess.

    In Reports, Nomura interviews, Ultimanias, etc. it's always stated that a Heartless needs to be destroyed by a Keyblade in order for the heart to be released and the person to be recompleted, so I don't think there's currently any reason to believe that just attacking a Heartless with a Keyblade causes that to happen even if they're finished off by another weapon, but who knows. It's definitely possible.

    Saix was looking for it for Xemnas, but both Saix and Axel were also looking for it for a different reason. They had agendas of their own. They wanted to overthrow the Organization and they wanted to find the Chamber of Waking. How would they know that Ventus was there?

    Namine is Kairi's Nobody, because it's her heart that was released from a body to create the Nobody. But, both Roxas and Namine are made out of Sora's body and soul because the hearts needed to create them were released from Sora's body. It says this in the Secret Ansem's Reports.

    Sora didn't need his body and soul back. He was perfectly fine without it. Kairi purified his Heartless and turned him back into himself, and he was perfectly fine without his original body and soul. The only reason that Roxas needed to return to Sora was because he had memories that belonged to Sora that needed to return to Sora in order for him to wake up. Roxas didn't return to Sora for Sora to get his body and soul back. So, there wouldn't really be a reason for Namine to return to anybody, unless she had some of Kairi's memories that needed to return to her. The summaries in DDD say that Namine returning was symbolic, so I guess Namine returned to Kairi as a symbolic gesture, but if that's the only reason for her returning, then that's pretty strange lol

    That might be it. It's also possible that Ven's heart was still fractured and needed to stay behind in order to rest still. Until we get confirmation though, I think it's still considered an unanswered question.

    The worlds being locked isn't what prevents travel between them. It's the Gummi barriers. When the Heartless spread rapidly around a year after BBS, they broke all the Gummi barriers. And then after Sora and Mickey sealed the Door to Darkness, that sealed every world's Keyhole, as well as brought all their Gummi barriers back.

    In BBS, the worlds have their Gummi barriers up. Ventus, Terra, and Aqua are able to go to the worlds because of he portals they're able to open to the Lanes Between, which are special lanes that allow you to traverse between worlds even with their Gummi barriers up. How did the people from the ship in Deep Space leave their home world on the ship? They wouldn't have been able to get past the Gummi barrier around their world. And if they aren't from a world or something and just live in the Ocean Between or something for some reason, then they'd still need a way to access the Lanes Between. The Ocean Between and the Lanes Between are different. The Ocean Between is the space in-between worlds and the Lanes Between are special pathways/wormholes between worlds. You can access them with portals that you can create with Keyblades, or with Corridors of Darkness, since Corridors of Darkness can lead you anywhere. It's stated in BBS that you encounter the ship in the Lanes Between. No matter what situation, the people aboard the ship either need a Keyblade or the ability to open Corridors of Darkness in order to access the Lanes Between.

    "The Queen had used her potions to turn the Spirit of the Magic Mirror into an Unversed of the Magic Mirror." - from Aqua's story report

    I don't recall that ever being stated, but I could definitely see that being the case lol

    Yeah, that's who Mickey thinks the Seven Guardians of Light will be. That doesn't mean that will necessarily be the case though.

    We don't need to, but it's been massively hinted at that we will. Like the whole main reason of Re:coded is telling us that we need to save them lol. And the ending of Dream Drop Distance told us that it's possible to save them.

    The Unchained realm is the realm of sleep. At the end of the original Kingdom Hearts χ[chi], the Player goes into Unchained (the realm of sleep), and Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ is a sequel to the original Kingdom hearts χ[chi] where you're going through your entire journey from the original Kingdom Hearts χ[chi] over again, but in the realm of sleep. And without the Keyblade War. The theories about the game taking place in the Datascape or being created by the Book of Prophecies or whatever were pretty convincing back in the day, but nowadays, they're pretty unlikely as we now have a pretty solid idea of what's going on. There are many possibilities and theories as to how present-day Maleficent got into the Player's dreams, but currently, it's an unanswered question. And it's supposed to be unanswered currently, as the χ story is still ongoing.
     
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    I can’t wait to see someone else take a stab at this, but just one thing

    That is AQUA’s report though. Like it’s not an unbias information source, none of the journals really are because they’re more or less in the POV of the heroes. Even the Ansem reports have clear bias in them so they’re not necessarily entirely correct per say. I wouldn’t say Aqua is the most qualified to identify what the Queen did since the Unversed popped up like, 5 minutes ago for her XD. She probably perceived it as that but imo it doesn’t seem to have any of the qualities of the Unversed for it to be that way, so I would put that to Aqua’s perception of the world more then what the world really is
     
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    I mean, that's possible, but it's kind of a silly argument considering Aqua is fictional and the people who created the game are the ones who put it in the reports lol. They're the most qualified people. They've made the Journal and the Reports and such seem like the most credible bits of information in the games. The whole point of them is the give the players information. It'd kind of ruin the whole point of them if the information in them is sometimes incorrect.

    Also, it's stated in Terra's story report as well: "When Terra returned to the Queen without Snow White's heart, she was furious, and threw a potion at the mirror. The Spirit of the Magic Mirror transformed into an Unversed, and pulled Terra into his realm to to do battle."
     
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    I don’t think it’s that silly, writers do this intentionally all the time. There’s lots of other games where you find journal entries or even write your own,
    and not all the information is true in the end. The Xehanort & Ansem reports, as well as the journals are to help the player, but we also have to keep in mind that the POV each are given is very intentional. I think that’s why the journals / reports / diary entries or what have you are some of the best out of any other games I’ve played - they still keep in mind a certain character is writing them and makes sure to act accordingly.

    The only thing I can think of in terms of the Mirror as well as the Pumpkin carriage is Vanitas was the one who did it, but he was simply attracted to their emotions in a way. Like he sent the Unversed / changed the Mirror into an Unversed, but the reason he knew to do that is because he could sense their negativity.

    Apparently Vanitas feels pain when Unversed are destroyed and what not, and so I wonder if there’s a stronger connection in a way. Like not only can he feel pain when the Unversed are killed, but I wonder if he can sense other peoples emotions and so that’s where the correlation between say, the Pumpkin carriage comes in. Like an emotion omnipresence, but that’s not confirmed or explained

    Or maybe he REALLY wanted to try on the glass slipper XD