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If there would be a Kingdom Hearts animated series, in what way do you think it should differ from the games?

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Warning: I'm going to spoil something from Ducktales 2017. Specifically, the episode 'What Ever Happened to Donald Duck?!'. If you haven't watched that yet, you might want to skip this post unless you aren't planning to watch that series.


If I remember correctly, there were once rumors of a Kingdom Hearts animated series, which doesn't seem to be true unfortunately. That got me thinking about something. Many people seem to have problems with the series (while I still like it, I will admit that I think it has problems). So that got me thinking, if there would be an animated series, how do you think it should differ from the source material? I myself have a few ideas that I would like to share.

First of all, I think having one true main protagonist for the entire series might not have been such a good idea. This series is all about how the Power of Friendship triumphs all, but I don't thinks it is as effective if only one person can make the difference. I kind of got annoyed that Sora is treated as the only one who can save everyone. It makes the other characters feel less important to me, which undermines the message for me personally. Give other characters the time to shine and let them save the day instead of making Sora who can do it.

Secondly, I think there should be more Final Fantasy in it. This whole series was supposed to be a Disney and Final Fantasy crossover, but over the course of the series, the Final Fantasy side became less prominent, which made this series feel less like a Disney and Final Fantasy crossover, and more like a Disney game series with Square Enix characters in it.

Thirdly, I think there should be evil light users and good darkness users in the series. This is one aspect that I think the series handled rather poorly. It kept saying that light and darkness are 2 sides of the same coin, but 90% of the darkness users and those aligned with it are evil. And that is not counting the heartless and unversed, monsters that destroyed lives made from darkness. I know that Riku was supposed to prove that darkness could be good, but 1, most of the darkness users are evil, so he seems more like the exception, and 2, he went evil in the first game and he had to overcome it. If the only way that this corrupting force that turn people into monsters that help lay waste to worlds is to overcome its corrupting influences, than I don't feel like it makes darkness good. Show us people using darkness because rage at someone who did something morally wrong or hurt a loved one of theirs. Something similiar has been done in another video game called Asura's Wrath, were the main character is literally powered by rage at those who hurt his daughter and innocent people. Another good example is in the Ducktales 2017 episode 'What Ever Happened to Donald Duck?!', where it was revealed that Donald channels his rage into protective instincts for his nephews who he raises like a son. Or show light users commiting horrible attrocities but justifying themselves because they serve the light.

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Having villainous light users is something that I've been looking forward to in the series for a long time, but it's something I'd love to see fleshed out in the games as opposed to the series. If there were a series, though, it could be used to introduce said villainous group so that we get more familiar with them as they appear through the games!

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