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  1. Kenneth Choo

    The Symbols for the Seekers of Darkness

    Good points. The Opening Movie Trailer has already shown how Xehanort influenced the events of the games with the chess pieces so it might be the Dark Seeker Saga. This also brings up another question. We actually don't know the rules of the chess game. We were just assuming that it functions like standard chess. It's a weird chess game with apparently 14 pieces on one side and 9(?)(I counted at least 9) pieces on the other side. Perhaps by capturing a piece under a certain condition, one can make that piece their own. Who knows? Oh, yeah. I didn't notice that. It does bear some striking resemblance. So would Terra-Xehanort be the one to almost defeat Sora after Sora is cornered? 🤔 I'm quite confident that the cubes represent Bug Blox and hence, Data-Riku. Unless Data-Riku is actually the second last one which is the Maleficent-looking one? The hourglass is tearing me apart, since both Young Xehanort and Luxord are associated with time. But now that you reminded me that the keychain for Young Xehanort's Keyblade is an hourglass, I think Young Xehanort suits better then. And Luxord doesn't seem to be very closely associated with time other than during his battle in KH2. Time for him is more like the time in gambling, not in general. But I still don't think the cubes are dice. I did notice that but I would say that it's the lighting, and also weirdly how Xion has silver hair here for some reason. To symbolise that she's already turned (by Xemnas somehow?) prior to meeting Roxas for the last time? I did mention previously that the third last symbol has some similarities with Saïx's weapon the Lunatic. But some people have also been saying that Vexen's shield the Frozen Pride also has similarities. Some have been saying it to be Aqua's Rainfell, but I don't buy that and it's too far-fetched. Aqua also shouldn't be associated with the Rainfell anymore but the Stormfall. Anyway, I'm curious how both Saïx and Vexen's weapons have a similar trait. Just a coincidence? If not, what does this mean for the original Organization XIII?
  2. Kenneth Choo

    The Symbols for the Seekers of Darkness

    At first, I was suspecting that there might be some retcon on the chess pieces regarding the number being 14. But all of them appeared in the Opening Movie Trailer except for the one you guessed that represents Terra which didn't appear explicitly. But that piece is very important since it's the one used to "checkmate" Eraqus in the TGS 2018 Trailer. So there are indeed 14 of them. The question is why. Even in the Winnie the Pooh Trailer, there are only 12 hooded figures appearing together with Xehanort. There is also no reason to have 14 since Xehanort needs exactly 13 darknesses and 7 lights, unless they need backup. Though I want to point out something regarding the "Terra" piece (or Terra-Xehanort). It has also appeared in the light side of the chess as the exact same symbol. A possible conversion? Hence, the backup? It's also the one used to "checkmate" as I mentioned earlier. I largely agree with you on the representations of the chess pieces. But first, I need to point out something I just noticed. The third last symbol seems to be very similar to Saïx's weapon the Lunatic, but inverted. But I still think Saïx is the one you guessed. Other than that, I think I disagree on Luxord, and so it may cause some problem with Young Xehanort as well. I'm also starting to get skeptical on Terra since the symbol doesn't represent Terra in any way. But the possible conversion makes my head ache. Anyway, for Luxord, dice don't quite represent Luxord for me. His attribute is time and his weapon is the deck of cards called the Fair Game, not dice. There's no chess piece that represents cards so it would be time which means Luxord would be taking Young Xehanort's place. Now here's another problem: Young Xehanort is mostly associated with time. Since the clock is presumably taken by Luxord, I'll put him as the second last chest piece which has some similarity with the goat symbol as Master Xehanort. Why? His Keyblade also has a goat, and he's literally Xehanort. And yes, I'm very certain Maleficent is not one of them, mainly because it would defeat the purpose of her own plans and her villainy role in the KH series. I don't think Vexen and Demyx are as well. Ienzo, Aeleus, Even, Dilan and Lea awakened in the same computer room which is proof that they're not part of the real Organization XIII. Isa and Braig were there too but disappeared with Young Xehanort, so they're seekers of darkness. And since "Demyx" seems to be working together with Even and possibly Ienzo as well, I assume he's not. Data-Riku is heavily implied so I would put him in Luxord's previous piece which would represent Bug Blox (which have already appeared in the TGS 2018 Trailers). Another person I'm suspecting is Xion. There are two feminine hooded figures in the Winnie the Pooh Trailer with one of them being small-sized. Since Larxene is one of them, so the other one would be a small-sized female. Naminé or Xion? Xion seems much more likely to me. But I don't know which chess piece suits her. So 2 chess pieces + Terra-Xehanort remain unknown for me.
  3. I'm in Malaysia and some of us have some questions on the regions of KH III and how DLC codes for the Starlight Keyblade work for them. So I would need some clarification. In the PS Store, the game in either the US store or in the Malaysian store seems to have the exact same region code or product ID which is "CUSA12031_00". Does this mean that the product code for the Starlight Keyblade would work on both of these products? KH III (Malaysian store): KH III (US store): The All-In-One Package in the Malaysian PS Store also seems to have the same ID. All-In-One Package (Malaysian store): The following image has the game in the Malaysian store (top) and the US store (bottom).
  4. Kenneth Choo

    Why vanitas is impossible to be saved in kh3 and beyond.

    First, we have to understand that darkness is not necessarily evil in the lore of Kingdom Hearts. Mickey learned that based on Riku. I don't believe that Vanitas is only restricted to negativity. I presume that Vanitas himself believed it that way and so got dragged into his cycle of negativity regarding the Unversed. This is based on the canon KHBbS novels. Xehanort sort of misguided him. And believe it or not, he's connected to Sora in some way. His face is the obvious evidence.
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    Should Riku be killed off?

    In terms of writing and storytelling, we have to look at the effect and impact of a character's permanent death. Aerith's death in FFVII is a perfect example (fun fact: it's recommended by Nomura himself). Her death is emotional and brought a huge impact to the entire party especially Cloud in his motivation and guilt. Not only that. She's the last Cetra on the Planet and the theme of the game revolves around life itself. So the sudden and unexpected death of an important character when the theme is life gives players the necessary emptiness. The development team also made sure that only Aerith died so as to focus on the weight of death and not dilute it. As for whether Riku should die, we have to ask ourselves what and how the impact is like if he were to die.
  6. Kenneth Choo

    Avoid the Moderators!

    -14 There's a jump, guys.
  7. Kenneth Choo

    Avoid the Moderators!

    χ-blade! -19
  8. Kenneth Choo

    Avoid the Moderators!

    Darkness says otherwise. -18
  9. Kenneth Choo

    Avoid the Moderators!

    We have χ-brownies. -19
  10. Kenneth Choo

    Avoid the Moderators!

    Ooh, brownies. With darkness as the filling, even. -20
  11. Kenneth Choo

    Avoid the Moderators!

    My name is of no importance. What about you? Do you remember your true name? Checkmate. Just like the legend. Darkness prevails, and light expires.
  12. Kenneth Choo

    Avoid the Moderators!

    Darkness in Zero
  13. That is true. There's the secret of the content of the box which only the Master and Luxu knew of. The Master's "you'll see" ("surprise" in the JP dub) is definitely towards Luxu. So what he's saying is that there's meant to be a surprising outcome on why having the content in the box. Luxu was indeed told to watch both with his own eyes and the Gazing Eye "as things unfold between the others", referring to the Keyblade wielders until the Keyblade War. That is shown in the first cutscene of KH0.2. Then, after that, his role continues which is to pass down the Keyblade. There're also χ[chi]-exclusive cutscenes where Luxu himself admitted to Ava that his role/mission was to watch. I'll link them below. Cutscenes: So from this, we can conclude that Luxu's role is basically what you said, to record events for the Book of Prophecies. Watching others up until the Keyblade War, and then pass down the Keyblade so that the Master would know the things that whatever the Gazing Eye observes, towards the far future. His job is literally to make the Book possible as well as to further the Master's own intentions and plans. So I would doubt that he was also tasked to deal with Maleficent, when the figure "Darkness" shows to possess near complete knowledge of the future while Luxu wasn't permitted that knowledge. If he were told to just watch the event related to Maleficent, then knowledge isn't actually necessary, right? That figure was literally exposing Maleficent!
  14. What you said about Luxu are just speculations. The fact is still Luxu not knowing anything about the future at all. The role he's given is to pass down the Keyblade, and that's all. The Master didn't even give any specific order on what to do with the box other than not to open it ever. So that means to hide it and to never let it be opened by anyone including himself. He only told Luxu what's in the box. Basically, what Luxu was supposed to do was to watch (with the Keyblade), and pass down the Keyblade. No Book of Prophecies and no other things. No order to deal with Maleficent or whatsoever. Note that the figure knows very specific details: Maleficent being from the future and her plans on coming to the past. Maleficent's scheme on changing the past and gathering the seven pure lights. Maleficent manipulating Riku. Riku piercing Maleficent with the Keyblade of heart. Maleficent's own thoughts after being pierced, and her plan to time travel. The interaction between Master Xehanort and Maleficent and what he specifically told her, including the method to move through time. Not constructing Enchanted Dominion from the Book of Prophecies just to foil her plan; have a fixed data version of it instead. Leaving out Kairi's world (either Radiant Garden or Destiny Islands) from data on purpose. Preventing Maleficent's memories of the future to transcend time back here to the past. Very specific details, right? This is my argument. Luxu was not allowed the Book and so was not supposed to know anything about the future. Hence, there's no point for the Master to tell him about all this. It's contradicting. Even if Luxu found out about this himself, there would be temporal paradoxes already regarding the Master's knowledge of the future as well as the Book, because the fact that the Book exists is due to Luxu following the Master's order to pass down the Keyblade without knowing anything. Regarding Lauriam, it's a possibility. Considering that we know little to nothing about Lauriam's background, we can't rule it out.
  15. Interesting. Indeed, "Darkness" mentions how "the Master knew, of course" in the third person. Or is it possible that the Master is referring to himself as "Master" in the third person purposefully? The figure seems to know almost everything about the future including Maleficent and Xehanort (what happened between them as well as Maleficent's plans), and the only person that has that knowledge is supposedly the Master himself. I doubt that the Book of Prophecies alone contains that much information, considering the "last passage" is supposedly about the Keyblade War which has already occurred. It cannot be Luxu as he doesn't possess any single detail about the future at all, to prevent temporal paradoxes. And yup, there's also that figure in the Union Cross artwork which could be a new character but I feel that it's an unlikely case. I feel that there's no reason to have new characters at this point and Strelitzia and Lauriam should be the last ones. Even the members of the real Organization XIII are all existing characters based on analysis. But I'm really curious who "Darkness" is, for someone to apparently have near complete knowledge of the future. Well, to be fair, the KH series has never been straight. This new cutscene alone actually answers questions more than introducing questions. It answers and confirms some of the things like: How Maleficent was apparently "killed" in KH1 and "revived" later on in KH2. Further confirming what Vexen said in Re:CoM where one cannot return from the realm of darkness of their own volition after being destroyed. Hence, Maleficent wasn't destroyed nor revived. How she possesses the knowledge of the Book of Prophecies. Why she said that the world of the "date escape" is familiar; and how she tried to relate the "date escape" with the Book after her experience in the datascape in Re:coded. The secret ending of χ[chi]; revealed to be her apparently "going back in time" again. Further confirming the rules/restrictions of travelling through time (just a confirmation but helpful in case if what Young Xehanort said is inaccurate/incomplete). Further explaining Union Cross: new experiences for the survivors of the Keyblade War; revealed to be similar to the datascape and everything in it was decided in advance). New questions include: Who is the figure "Darkness"? How did Maleficent return to her own time (which will be explained next, very likely)? Why did Master Xehanort tell Maleficent of the methods of time travelling as well, when he himself explained that he used her just to find the seven pure lights? Is it possible that he wanted her to move through time for that purpose? If so, why and how? More background required for the Union Cross business, where even Ephemer find it suspicious or questionable and that the 5 new Union leaders were told to make it happen according to the rules. Sources of videos to refresh your memory (by release order): (Re:CoM) The Organization: (Re:coded) A Fairy Tale?: (χ[chi]) Unchained 0[ZERO] (Part 1): (χ[chi]) Unchained 0[ZERO] (Part 2): (Union χ[cross]) Union Cross:
  16. Kenneth Choo

    Why are people...

    At the point of 358/2 Days and KH2, Riku's heart wasn't strong enough. Plus, Riku and Mickey barely met each other during the period. In 358/2 Days, they met once and it was right before Riku faced Roxas, and Riku couldn't beat Roxas without giving in to the darkness. What about the realm of darkness where even a Keyblade Master like Aqua has trouble? In KH2, Riku was in Ansem's form which implies the existence of darkness in his heart and so wasn't effective in a place like the realm of darkness. After he reverted to his original form, he couldn't open the corridors anymore. Mickey said that it's difficult to get to the realm of darkness and he has only done so once by chance when a world was consumed by darkness and corridors appeared in the realm between, specifically in Traverse Town for Mickey. And that's not the only problem. How about getting out? Riku got out because of DiZ while Mickey got out through a corridor constructed by Organization XIII, probably by sneaking in (refer to Secret Ansem's Report 11). It's reckless to go to the realm of darkness without knowing how to get in and out. And we all know how reckless both Sora and Riku can be, and hence why Yen Sid didn't reveal it. It's not that no one cared about Aqua. Plus, it's not just about getting in. You need to find Aqua in such a huge realm while battling both the Heartless and the darkness at the same time.
  17. Kenneth Choo

    Analysis: Kingdom Hearts III TGS 2018 Trailers

    That scene of Aqua with Mickey's new Keyblade is right before she faces Sora, as shown in the stage event of TGS 2018.
  18. Kenneth Choo

    Symbolism in Boxart

    I get the feeling that the Darkling is the Player in KHUχ, and the glowing star represents the Starlight Keyblade (and its token as part of the Keychain) as well as light itself. That would mean that the Player would fall into darkness in the end (either by self-sacrifice or by unwillingness as I don't think the Player favours darkness), albeit still hanging on to some form of light. It kinda makes sense as the Player is the main protagonist of KHUχ and the game is still a main entry in the series. So basically a sad ending for the Player and Sora would probably need to save him as well, but the question of how he is connected to Sora remains.
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    Coverage: Kingdom Hearts III at E3 2018

    Just to note that they updated Elizabeth's character art. Her hands are different.
  20. From what you said, you seem to not really understand it after all. I don't think there are any retcons other than the big revelation in KHDDD. Nonetheless, retcons are common in a fiction with a huge universe. Look at Marvel Comics or DC Comics. The bigger the story and universe, the more retcons it can have. Time travel is also a common tool in fiction. I don't see how people complain about time travel in some other fictions. It's not the magical book that predicts the future. It's the Master of Masters who actually saw the future and wrote it down into the Book of Prophecies. Xehanort wants Kingdom Hearts. If you had actually paid attention to what he says and what he wrote in his reports, you would've known that. The foretellers gaining distrust between each other (possibly intended by the Master) and leading to the Keyblade War; how is it stupid? The case for Ventus is still a mystery so we should have nothing to say about that. His past was previously unrevealed so I don't see why it's not possible that he's from the era of the fairy tales and how Xehanort actually tried to use him and only him for some reason. I'm tired of people saying the term "overly convoluted" for Kingdom Hearts when it's not. That term is way overused as if people are just following the trend of what people say.
  21. The timeline of the Kingdom Hearts series has never been confusing. Everglow has a project now covering the whole timeline if you are really confused.
  22. I'm not sure if this so-called "report" nor the website is reliable. Please don't believe any unreliable sources and stop spreading rumours.
  23. Kingdom Hearts III is confirmed to be there since it's coming out in the same year. It's also time for an update for Final Fantasy VII Remake. KH3 shouldn't be released on Switch together with PS4 and Xbox One first. It's already difficult enough to work on both of these platforms. If they want to port it to Switch, it should be at least after its first launch.
  24. Kenneth Choo

    (Theory) Why is Xigbar but not Braig a Seeker of Darkness?

    Xigbar and Braig are the same person but they are different individuals (and different "race" as well). Braig is a human while Xigbar is Braig's Nobody, and Braig lived on as Xigbar as a Nobody after he lost his heart to darkness (so same person but different individuals). In the Destiny cutscene from Re:coded, all of the individuals there are humans after their Nobodies are destroyed except for Young Xehanort. After that, Braig and Isa disappeared to somewhere, presumably to where Terra-Xehanort (original self of Xemnas) is. In the ending of KH3D, all of the members of the real Organization XIII there are from different points of time through Young Xehanort's use of time travel. None of them are from the present. Hence the way they disappeared at the end when their time is up. So it was Xigbar and Saïx, not Braig and Isa, who were there and they're from the past. Braig and Isa are someplace else in the present time. This is the current situation at the moment unless Nomura retcons it.