The climactic battle in Kingdom Hearts III will be between Seven Guardians of Light and Thirteen Seekers of Darkness. Just after finishing Dream Drop Distance for the first time, I wondered if those two numbers together boasted any sort of significance that I wasn't aware of. As time went on, the interested faded a bit. But with the recent announcement that Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth would be released outside of Japan for the PS4, something once again sparked my interest. I looked up some information on Cyber Sleuth because I was interested, and in the process, I learned quite a bit about some Digimon lore that I had little knowledge of. Specifically, the Royal Knights and the Demon Lords. The thirteen Royal Knights have typically been depicted as antagonists throughout the Digimon series, more often coming into conflict with the protagonists rather than trying to help them, but they are all regarded as Exalted Digimon and were assembled to keep the peace of the Digital World. On the other end of the spectrum reside the Seven Demon Lords, each of them very sinister or demonic in appearance and representative of one of the Seven Deadly Sins (Greed, Sloth, Lust, Pride, Envy, Wrath, and Gluttony). They've also come into conflict with the heroes of the Digimon franchise over the years, but are more obviously villains than the Royal Knights have seemed to be. Here's what I find interesting: Kingdom Hearts is now setting up to have a struggle between Seven Lights and Thirteen Darknesses. Digimon, however, has seen a struggle between Seven Darknesses and Thirteen Lights, the former of which are suggested by the Seven Deadly Sins, and thus have a theme. This complete reversal is quite a conundrum and makes me very curious as to what, if any, significance there is to the numbers 7 and 13 used together. What does this say about the Seven Guardians of Light? Do they represent the Seven Deadly Sins as well? (̶I̶f̶ ̶s̶o̶,̶ ̶L̶e̶a̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶d̶e̶f̶i̶n̶i̶t̶e̶l̶y̶ ̶g̶l̶u̶t̶t̶o̶n̶y̶ ̶a̶f̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶i̶c̶e̶ ̶c̶r̶e̶a̶m̶.̶ ̶X̶D̶)̶ Or perhaps they could mean some opposite of that, such as the Seven Archangels or the Seven Virtues.