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  1. TrinityXaos#

    KH Dark Road: Odin

    Medium: Pencils and a ruler This was drawn after I found out Square Enix officially revealed Odin’s name. The main objective was to draw Odin in the front and the right portrait is the opposite of his in-game model. I also added detail to his beard that probably isn’t accurate and some shading to Odin’s looks in an attempt at Tetsuya Nomura’s shading style. The first drawing (the frontal) is unfortunately crooked, sorry about that. The character himself seems more likely the Yupa, Sherman Potter, or Ansem the Wise in persona. The mention of “sharp glint in his one eye that is visible under his hat” is very interesting that reminds me of Odin in Norse mythology (AitaiKimochi and DChiunch, KH13.com, 2020). Another detail that I like about Odin is his clothing is a mixture of Xehanort and Eraqus’ future outfits (mainly, Xehanort’s shirt). Thank you for visiting. From, Nicholas R./TrinityXaos Also on Amino.
  2. Inspired by Team Four Star's character art in their Final Fantasy VII Machinabridged series. Also on my DeviantArt account.
  3. Summary: Based on the “Yozora” secret ending and the ending of the State of Play Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind Trailer. What if the meeting between Sora and Yozora in the Final World continued into Shibuya? What if Yozora comes across Sora instead of watching over Riku? Another time, another story. The sky’s changed, Sora first thought to himself as he rose from the water floor. “Now, it’s turned to night,” the Keyblade hero said out loud to himself. “Did I save her?” The last thing Sora remembered was fading. Like his body was turning to dust. There was a sunset and someone to his left. We were holding hands…he—she! She was crying…! Sora gasped. He did it! He saved Kairi and brought her home to their Islands. But at the cost was to say goodbye to her. And to return here, to the world of the sea and sky: the Final World. “Looks like it’s time to pay up,” Sora guessed. “So, who is the collector?” Was it a Lich? That thought made Sora shudder. The idea of seeing THAT heartless wasn’t a pleasing one. Nor is the idea of a Lich taking Sora’s heart beyond the Final World and onto death. Xehanort? While that was also an unpleasant (although very ironic) idea, Sora would rather take Xehanort over a Lich any time for this scenario. But Aqua’s master, Eraqus, already took Xehanort away. So the chance of meeting the old darkness seeker was very unlikely. Annoyed with the quiet and emptiness, Sora cupped his hands around his mouth and shouted: “Hello! Is anyone else around here? HEY!” Once he finished, Sora shift his body to his right side and brought his right hand to his ear, hoping for someone to reply from afar. Silence continued on in Sora’s ear. And then, “…Who’s there?” Alerted, Sora took a look and spotted something in black far into the distance. The direction was forward. Is this a coincidence? Sora wondered quietly before he bolts onward to meet the person. He felt excitement, nervousness, and hopefulness inside his heart. Excitement from the thought of where he was not alone, that someone else was out there. Nervousness over his concerns the person may be Xehanort, or a Lich disguised as a person. And finally, hopefulness with the person being someone Sora can trust and NOT a Lich (mostly). As he ran closer to the person in black who was walking instead, Sora can’t help but think back on something. Was it something he said years ago, or just thought about? “I’ve been having…” Sora began quietly to himself. “…these weird thoughts lately.” Sora thought he heard someone else speak. Was it the person he’s trying to reach? “Like is any of this for real or not?” Sora and the other voice said together. Sora stopped in his tracks. The person before him slowly halted his approach as well. The moonlight’s reflection acts as a divide between them. Who is this guy and how does he know that thought of mine? Sora’s mind was reeling with shock. Even more so, once the person finally stopped, the moonlight revealed his appearance. RIKU?! Wasn’t expecting him to be here, but at least it’s not a Lich. Riku was the first identity that came into Sora’s mind. But that fled as Sora noted the look-a-like’s features: the man’s hair is curved towards his right, the colors on his clothes weren’t just black, but gray and red, and his left eye was red as well. He seen this person’s image before, back at a game store when Sora was a toy— Yozora? But how is that possible? Yozora was from a video game from a single world. Or was Yozora around before the game was even created? One way to find out, Sora took a nervous breath before asking, “Are you Yozora?” The young man blinked in surprise before gauging Sora carefully. Guess he is Yozora after all. Sora let the thought pass through his mind. This beats the last person he ever expected to come to the Final World. This was the one thing he didn’t even imagine happening! “You must be Sora.” Startled, Sora focused on Yozora again and saw Yozora’s expression. Unlike Riku with expressions by the mouth, Yozora’s lips don’t seem to change much so one might mistake a smile for a frown. Therefore to best judge Yozora’s thoughts and feelings, Sora guessed, would be through his eyes. The old saying about eyes being a gateway to a person’s soul might be true in this case. Despite his eyes being two different colors, Sora wondered if he was seeing dismay in Yozora’s eyes at that moment. “You shouldn’t be here,” Yozora quietly mused. What? “Not yet, anyway,” and with that thought leaving his lips, Yozora brought his left hand out towards Sora. In a few seconds, Sora felt the world had shifted. It did. Yozora somehow distorted the Final World’s reality. And now Sora was falling in the sky down towards the sea he was just standing on. Is Yozora trying to send me to my death?! Sora’s thoughts were panicked and disordered. The sea was like a floor. If Sora lands on it now, will he crash into it like he would the ground in the living world? What if the sea was actually the sea thanks to Yozora’s distortion? Would Sora go back to the world of the living or be at his heart’s Station? Why was Yozora trying to send him back to the living world? Did Yozora think Sora wasn’t ready yet? But what if the sea was still like the ground floor? Sora never felt more than a bit of pain and merely rolled safely when he landed during the past two years. Now, as far as he could tell, Sora was without his power, he was a normal teenage boy. Surviving a fall like this one case would be impossible. Sora’s head arrived at the sea’s surface. The two forces collided. SPLASH! Sora was overjoyed that he lived only to catch sight of Yozora looking down on him. The dark silver haired man was still standing at his spot on the other side of the sea. Before he could question it, Yozora blurred away with the water rippling from Sora’s earlier impact, turning the once transparent wall into an opaque sea. Sora continued downward into the sea’s dark abyss. He wasn’t sure how long it was until he arrived at the darkest area. He felt his world going black. Was this because of the darkness or was he out of air like in real life? Like the time, Sora didn’t know the answer as he closed his eyes. ••• The sound of a drop of water stirred his consciousness as he began to awake. Slowly opening his eyes, Sora found himself on wet pavement. Rousing his body to move, he used his hands to lift himself up onto his feet, feeling cool damp gravel and a puddle across his palms. Afterwards, he turned his hands around to check his palms for any damage, and then flexed his fingers to see if he can still use them. Taking a sigh of relief, Sora just basked in that moment. He was alive. As soon as the moment passed, he realized something was amiss. The quiet was too much. He shifts his body to look to his right. He saw a car in the distance. Not to mention there was warm lights all around him. Sora continued to turn himself around to figure out where he was. It seemed like a city, reminding him a little of San Fransokyo. Yet this city seemed larger, the warm lights suggest more vibrancy and night life in most areas of the district. Another thing, as Sora began to walk to the open area of road ahead of him, this city seemed empty like a ghost town. There was no one else but him. Once he reached the start of the four-way crosswalk, Sora looked up to the night sky, its darkness weakened by the warm lights from neon (like that 109 sign he saw to his left earlier), street lights, and screens in the city. All he could do is wonder is what was going on. Was he alone? “Sora.” A short breath escaped Sora as he looks again to the right. A familiar dark clothed man was walking towards him. Yozora was here. “How did—why are you here, Yozora?” Sora couldn’t think of much to say. “Where…where are we?” If Yozora was offended by Sora’s impoliteness, the dark silver hair man didn’t show it. “This place is called Shibuya.” “Shibuya?” Sora repeated. There was only one time someone said that name, and it was Neku Sakuraba, when he and Shiki invited Sora to their world. A slight shrug and shake of Yozora’s head suggest he was reading Sora’s thoughts, “Doubt whatever you hope for is in this Shibuya.” Sora was confused and bothered by Yozora’s response. This Shibuya? Are there different versions of this city? Sora could tell Yozora, with closed eyes, didn’t care to answer that one, so he let slide for now. His first question however, Sora repeated himself: “Now why are you here? The last time I saw you, you plunged me into the depths of the Final World.” Yozora opened his eyes, “Did it feel like you were waking up from a confusing dream?” Sora wasn’t sure what Yozora meant, but he chose to keep silent as Yozora walked around him. “This place, to me, is like an old memory,” Yozora continued. Dream and memory, why does it sound familiar to Sora? Like an old saying… That’s it! “A scattered dream that’s like a far-off memory,” Sora began. “A far-off memory that’s like a scattered dream.” Yozora turned his head to the left and glanced at Sora before turning around to face the teenager, “Sora– about this world…about everything that has happened. I want to line the pieces up. Yours and mine.” Sora couldn’t believe it. That was the second time Yozora spoke his words from the past, yet Sora knew no one but a small few had heard them before. Those words were his deepest thoughts. How could Yozora have said them like he knew them from heart? Just who are you, Yozora? Sora must be like an open book as again, Yozora shook his head as a response. But Yozora didn’t shrug. He cared to answer Sora’s question. Soon. Seems like I can read you as well, Sora thought to himself. By how much and for how long, however, is unknown for now. “All of this is a long story, but we aren’t the only ones here,” Yozora sidestepped figuratively before tilting his head up to see the sky, or rather a building. His eyes sharpened into a glare. “There’s someone else. Someone who has played a role in the past. Long before now in this place.” Sora followed Yozora’s example and tilted his head to see what Yozora was seeing. What he found was a rather tall building, but at the roof was something black standing on the corner. The black thing was a coat. It couldn’t be an Organization member… they were all gone. So who was this man? ••• Just as he finished his hand shaping a heart in the far-off moon, the man felt like he was being watched. Letting his hands drop to his sides, the black clothed man bent his head downwards and hummed. Down on the ground were two young men, both of which are familiar to him. The first one, the one with dark silver hair and heterochromatic iridum, Yozora, glared at him. He knew why, as he had crossed paths with the young man a few times before. As for the other one, a lad with brown spiky hair and confused blue eyes surprised him…somewhat. The lad was from the sights his other eye had seen while a part of the nameless Keyblade. The keyblade Luxu passed down to future generations. Sora, he believed was the lad’s name. How did Sora arrive to this place and with Yozora, he had to wonder. Perhaps, this is an unforeseen result from the role Luxu had to fulfill. A role which should be completed in a bit, based on a brief mental view of Ira, Aced, and Invi in the wastelands with Luxu at the time. “Looks things might get interesting around here.” The man said to himself, knowing the two below won’t be able to hear him. For now, though, the man that is the Master of Masters just smirked. Reconnect: KINGDOM HEARTS A/N: This whole thing was written during the night of January 21st for the Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind DLC. Just came to me like some of the video game stories from the old Archie Sonic comics under the starting line, “Another time, another place…” This is a possible story about the secret episode in the Re:Mind DLC that releases on Thursday. The idea is the main two characters, Yozora and Sora, connecting through the opening lines Sora had said in Kingdom Hearts I and II. Some of the ideas came from the Re:Mind trailer, while other ideas from my own ideas of comic scenarios. Also, big shout-out and thanks to YouTube’s @HMK for his Re:Mind theory trilogy videos (particularly the last video, “Sora & Yozora: The One True Sky”) for the theory ideas of how Yozora and the Master of Masters are connected to Sora and how Yozora was able to meet Sora in the Final World and what Shibuya was and where it was. I hope to hear what you guys think of this story. How does it fare in terms of writing, concepts, and characterization? Thank you for reading. TrinityXaos#
  4. Hello and welcome to the KH13 forums, ChiliFarmer.
  5. TrinityXaos#

    Two Skies. A New Saga.

    Here’s to the next year, the next decade, and Kingdom Hearts’ next saga with Sora and Yozora. Happy New Year! TrinityXaos#
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    Sora KHIII Christmas

    Kingdom Hearts III’s Sora and his Christmas hat. I drew this during the early morning since it was difficult to sleep at the time. Thanks for coming onto this page and viewing the contents. Merry Christmas, TrinityXaos# (Also on my DeviantArt account).
  7. I voted for Kingdom Hearts III's Ultima Weapon because of its abilities. Its Ultimate Form and Shotlock basically grants godhood. The second choice would have been Kingdom Hearts II's version. First Ultima Weapon I obtained in the series.
  8. Does anyone think this could suggest that Sora will fight the Demon Tide boss with Aqua and Riku in his party instead of Donald and Goofy?
  9. Kairi with her posture and acting in this moment, makes me think of how characters acted in many scenes in Final Fantasy Type-0.
  10. I can read some of Verum Rex’s details on the back. Not sure if anyone cares, but here’s what was there: · “That’s the story of the King of Truth. RECLAIM YOUR HEART.” · “After a long fight(?), weapons have brought great benefits for humanity. But the “KARMA” that sleeps in humans will accelerate further. In the light of the warhead(?) in the night sky, they chose to fight while feeling the pain of their hearts…” · “A JOURNEY WITHOUT A PLACE TO RETURN.” · “THE WORLD IS TO ALL HUMANS TO TURN A FANG(?).” · “WHAT IS ETERNAL BOND.” · “Required capacity: 45 GB or more” · “Main Character Design: Tetsuya Nomura” · “This software is exclusively for PLAY PLUS” Strange thing is that the image screenshots on the back didn't show any of the characters (Yozora, Magia, Aegis, and the woman). Just the city, a ship, and some Gigas.
  11. Did you complete The Caribbean world before fighting Dark Baymax? If not, then that's what you will have to do next before you can move onto the Dark World.
  12. My main idea with Riku is that he went back to wearing his Kingdom Hearts II clothing after the battle against Xehanort but his hair change did happen. He still has his Kingdom Hearts III outfit, it’s only in storage. I first started this piece by drawing Riku with pencils and inks. Next, I worked out Kairi's pencils. Then I went with ink wash to Kairi's half of the space before inking her lineart. Finally, I mucked about with inkwash on both Riku and Kairi for shading and details. Some of Kairi's inked lines got messed up by the wash so I had to use white-out to hide the spots. The date shown was when I finished Riku and his line ink. I don't fully remember when I dealt with Kairi, though I think it was on the same day. This artwork, while it's meant to be for a fanfiction trilogy by a fanfiction author, can also be seen as independent Kingdom Hearts fanart. Thank you for coming onto this art page and viewing the contents. From, TrinityXaos# More details on my DeviantArt page.
  13. Hello! This deviation is a collection of sketches for Riku’s looks if he had his Kingdom Hearts III hairstyle but kept his Kingdom Hearts II clothing on. It follows up on the artwork on “Kingdom Hearts DD Riku and Kairi” where I first decided to try the combination concept. The full body piece has Riku in his whole outfit while holding out his Way to Dawn Keyblade in his right hand. I had to do some reference hunting for the hairstyle (concept art from the Ultimania thanks to KH13.com), the clothes (The Art of Kingdom Hearts: Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX) and the Keyblade (a merchandise article from KH13.com). The Keyblade unfortunately had an issue with its size (I didn’t have a screenshot references to help with this part), so what is shown looks more like a great-sword from the SoulsBorne franchise than a Keyblade. The second design, on the top right corner, is of Riku with a smile and glee. I don’t think I used many references with this drawing. Just had a help from the full size picture and the old drawing from the “Kingdom Hearts DD Riku and Kairi” piece. I may have also used a screenshot or two from Kingdom Hearts III on my PS4 capture to help with details. The middle right has Riku at a side view looking befuddled over something. The drawing mainly used reference from a screenshot of Riku when he was first in Radiant Garden (which I did a practice sketch of beforehand). There might be some parts that were messed up with the hair around the ear area, so sorry about that. The final drawing is of Riku is his battle stance and is angry at his foe. The main references I used for his facial features were from the side view drawing, the “Kingdom Hearts DD Riku and Kairi” art, and a screenshot of Riku thinking in the Mysterious Tower. For the parts that I did draw of Riku’s stance, I used a reference of the Union Cross medal, “KHII Riku” and promotional imagery of a Play Art figurine of KHII Riku in his battle stance that I found on Google images. I also had to look at two cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts III (The first being when he faced Anti-Aqua alone in the Dark Margin, and the other was when the guardians first encounter Dark Riku in the Keyblade Graveyard) to draw out Riku’s anger in his eyes and eyebrows. Sorry that this isn’t quite clean, especially in the bottom left corner. Aside from that, thanks for coming onto this artwork page and viewing the contents. From, TrinityXaos# Also on my DeviantArt page.
  14. That’s true. But I’m suggesting it would be hard not to notice a large metal Key lying around in the sand when there are people hanging out.
  15. I was writing some story ideas when I got the idea to how the Master's Defender ended up on Destiny Islands. My theory is that when it ended up on Destiny Islands starts during 0.2 when Aqua enters the darkness again. That was when the Master's Defender split ways with its wielder. Master's Defender joined the Destiny Islands on the islands’ restoration in the Realm of Light at the end of Kingdom Hearts. At least that should have happened, but it seemed that the Islands weren’t completely restored. One reason for this claim has to do with the Master Defender’s whereabouts: if it stayed on the Destiny Islands when it returned to the Realm of Light, then shouldn’t the Master's Defender be there as well? It wasn’t there when Kairi walked through the small island in the KHI ending, followed by Tidus, Selphine, and Wakka running on the beach in a credit scene. It also didn’t show up in any of the moments set on the small island from Days to II to Birth by Sleep’s “Blank Points”. Now we know when it didn’t show up, so the questions we have to ask are how and why the Master's Defender was on the small islands in Kingdom Hearts III? The short answer has to do with Dream Drop Distance. The Destiny Islands in the game’s tutorial segment was, likely, a part of the Sleeping Realm. So when Sora and Riku opened the Keyhole, they restored the Islands completely so the Master's Defender made its way there. That could also explain some plot holes to why no one noticed a Keyblade on the beach. After it returned to the Realm of Light, no one bothered to hang out on the small island. Kairi left the Islands with Riku and the Final Fantasy characters who lived there were ignored because Kingdom Hearts III is that way toward Final Fantasy characters. That’s my best idea to why the Master's Defender ended up on Destiny Island. What do you fellow Kingdom Hearts fans think? Does the idea have merit? Do have your own theories about the Master's Defender’s situation? Let me and other viewers know. Til then, thanks for coming on this page and reading the contents.
  16. I remember times back in fifth grade that I'd spent playing a 2D adventure kids game called Poptropica on a computer at school or at home. It was linked to something else that was a mix of educational questions and 2D fun minigames that I also played through a lot.
  17. Hey guys! I’d like to point out a pair of YouTube videos that I’m sure abridge lovers, Kingdom Hearts III players, and fans will enjoy: Kingdom Hearts III Abridged Episode 1 by Rharyx https://youtu.be/z5rgN-0k-Zs Kingdom Hearts III Abridged Episode 2 by Rharyx https://youtu.be/eOxdnWZxpj8 The immediate thing I like to point out is that Rharyx’s Sora is closer to what Kingdom Hearts III Sora is character-wise. My own take of Sora in my skits was based on LittleKuriboh’s version of Yami Yugi, a guy who is full of pop references and snarkiness towards most people he is associated with (at least that’s my intent behind the character). What are your thoughts on Rharyx’s parody series of Kingdom Hearts III so far?
  18. I would probably pick the console versions of either Tak 2 or 3 as my favorite Nickelodeon game, if the Tak series counts.
  19. Given that we have reports talking about it, I think Nintendo's next film is going to be related to Super Mario Bros.
  20. Kingdom Hearts III Skit – Marluxia Night By: TrinityXaos# - Summary: [KHIII Spoilers] Remember the scene where Flynn was tied up on the boat? How did Marluxia do it? Where were the Stabbington brothers in all this? How does Sora respond to Marluxia’s mission in Corona? All in this non-canon skit! Rated about “Teen” for minor language, alcohol use, and off screen violence. - This is based on the cutscene “New Seven Hearts” and its base form in Tangled. INTERMISSION The intermission shows the Kingdom Hearts III title screen featuring Sora with a Paopu Fruit in his hand. SORA: (Off-screen singing) Sad to say, We don’t do Tangled songs! SORA: (Off-screen) I mean, wouldn’t have “I See the Light” been good for this gam— STATIC Marluxia is seen seated at a fancy table drinking a cup of tea watching an earlier scene from Tangled. MARLUXIA: (Off-Screen) Welcome to the Marluxia Night Show. This week’s episode is dedicated to a girl who spent her life classified as a hermit. Happy Birthday, Rapunzel! Marluxia then laughed so awkwardly that it sounds creepy, like Rajesh’s creepy laugh in Big Bang Theory’s first season. STATIC The imagery returned to Sora in the title screen. SORA: (Off-Screen) Christ that was freaky. - KINGDOM OF CORONA – SHORELINE The scene starts with Rapunzel at her boat awaiting the return of Flynn Rider (a.k.a. Eugene) after he completed his errand with the satchel. She wasn’t expected to hear a whooshing sound from behind and seeing a pink haired person in black when she turned around. RAPUNZEL: Who are you? MARLUXIA: I’m afraid I am the bearer of bad news, young lady. RAPUNZEL: Huh? But aren’t there supposed to be redheaded twins in the area? Marluxia was caught off guard and was trying to think of an excuse while thinking back to what happened to those said twins. [FLASHBACK] After Flynn recovered from his shock at the Stabbington brothers’ demands and refused them, they had grabbed him and brought him closer to the trees to beat up. There Marluxia, the operation’s coordinator, watched as the brothers punched the stuffing out of Flynn. EUGENE/FLYNN RIDER: [Off-Screen] Ow! Aah! Oh come on– arg! Why is everyone always hitting me?! With one last punch, Flynn went out with a grunt. That was when the plan proceeded with Marluxia pointing at the sailboat they got to ship Flynn off. MARLUXIA: Good work. Now, tie him up to the boat you two. Then, you will be rewarded. Go, go, go! As the Stabbington brothers dragged Flynn on board the sailboat and tied him up to the mast near the wheel with the crown (Rapunzel’s tiara), Marluxia summoned his favorite tool for gardening hedges: his scythe Graceful Dahlia. All to begin his part of the scheme he and Gothel crafted up for this night. SIDEBURNS STABBINGTON: (Off screen) Alright! He’s tied up. Now about the – Marluxia raised his scythe upwards, aiming its sharp blade at the brothers as they paused in horror. MARLUXIA: (In a very Jafar fashion) Your eternal reward. SIDEBURNS: (Off screen) Holy – no!!! Marluxia sprang into action, hacking and slashing the Stabbington brothers as they screamed in continued horror and agony (all while off screen). Despite himself, as he committed bloody murder, Marluxia couldn’t help but wonder to himself (and probably the audience shared this line of thought): How did Rapunzel not hear any of the violence since they were just walking distance away? * FLASHBACK ENDS Marluxia, before Rapunzel, finally came up with a viable answer. MARLUXIA: Noooo…it’s all just me. Now, how about we go over some sad, bad news? RAPUNZEL: Huh? MARLUXIA: Take a look out at the water. Rapunzel did and saw the handy work of Marluxia and the Stabbington Brothers: Flynn Rider supposedly sailing away with the crown, the truth of Flynn’s state being hidden away by distance and fog. MARLUXIA: Oh dear… he’d run off with the crown and forgotten you. Rapunzel wasn’t looking at Marluxia for the next part. RAPUNZEL: No. He wouldn’t… MARLUXIA: For— Marluxia just went silent for a moment. Just taking time to go over what Rapunzel just said. She sounded so much in denial like predicted, but she was also very genuine. It was as if she – MARLUXIA: Wait a sec. You bought that? You bought my obviously monotone acting? Rapunzel wasn’t paying attention to Marluxia’s question. She was preoccupied with what she was seeing out at sea. RAPUNZEL: Eugene. Eugene! MARLUXIA: WHAT ABOUT MY BLAND ACTING?! Rapunzel backed away from her own boat… RAPUNZEL: Please… no! And she run off to Marluxia’s right in a panic. MARLUXIA: Oh come on! Another bit of silence. He just realized he forgot something. MARLUXIA: Damn it. I forgot the Reapers… RAPUNZEL: (Off screen) NOOO!!! Now she sounded terrified. There was only one thing that Marluxia could think of that would have terrified the girl like that. MARLUXIA: And she found the brothers. *Sigh* Jeez, was she planning a rescue or just plain running away? Marluxia looked over to his left at where his co-conspirator, Mother Gothel, was probably hiding. MARLUXIA: Oy, Gothel! Take that as your cue! Marluxia then summoned a corridor of darkness for himself. MARLUXIA: I’ll be back right after a pint at that Duckling tavern! He left the area and Gothel to continue their plan. STATIC INTERMISSION SCENE: An altered scene of Marluxia at his fancy table appears. This time he is with a pint looking at a magical TV screen. One that was visible and audible to him and him alone. Around him was the music used as both an intermission tune and the ending theme in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.*2 FLYNN RIDER: (From the TV Screen) It can smell fear. MARLUXIA: I bet it also smells being substituted in a game. STATIC Back at the shores of Corona, our hero who dreams of being a paid mercenary, Sora, and his minions, Donald and Goofy, just arrived to see Gothel and Rapunzel going off into the woods in the distance. SORA: Well, I figured that old lady was the possessive type. DONALD: How so? SORA: Her claims about Rapunzel’s safety were doubtful. GOOFY: Didn’t you show sympathy to Gothel’s words though? Sora looked at Goofy in a deadpan way. SORA: (Sarcastically) Thanks for bringing that up, mom. Sora went back at looking at the departing pair of Rapunzel and Gothel. SORA: Anyways, we better stop them to prove to Rapunzel that we are still around for her emotionally. Then we can deal with Flynn afterwards. Before they could start Sora’s plan, Marluxia returned via a corridor of darkness. However, Marluxia was still a little drunk from his pint. MARLUXIA: I’m ‘fraid not, Sore-rie. SORA: Marluxia? Did you get drunk off screen? MARLUXIA: Doeth it madder? That little lady’s prolly tram-trauma-traumatized by abandonment and crime scenes. SORA: Yeah. Wouldn’t it be better to have support in numbers though? MARLUXIA: Oh… lite. Forgot to add her princess heart stats for lonely time. SORA: Rapunzel…Rapunzel is a princess? Sora shudders at his words. SORA: Ha-huh. Déjà vu. Sora went back to talking to Marluxia with anger and disapproval in his face. SORA: So Rapunzel s being treated to isolation and ignorance, just like every other fairy tale royal girl in Disney films and this series. And you’re okay with it? MARLUXIA: Bedder to keep tabs on her dat way. SORA: Aren’t you a ladies man! MARLUXIA: Well, I do have da flours to charm— SORA: No! I meant—Don’t you care about HER well being?! In that moment, Marluxia’s mind, part-sober and part-drunk, wonder off to memory lane once more. In the hazy memories of his old life, Marluxia recalled his time as Lauriam with Elerna in Daybreak Town (albeit the area was completely hazy).*3 Next thing he remembered, he went off into a warehouse building in a burst of emotion and arrived in the middle of the space. LAURIAM: STERLITZIA! With that memory, Marluxia’s mind broke through the drunkenness. MARLUXIA: BETTER THERE THAN OUT FOR MURDERERS! Sora was so taken aback by Marluxia’s emotional tone and precise vocabulary that he needed a bit of time to recover his thoughts. SORA: You done being drunk? MARLUXIA: Yes…! SORA: Then enjoy the hangover and get outta the way! Marluxia looked at Sora confidently. MARLUXIA: I’m afraid I can’t have you involved in this. Marluxia proceeded to prepare to cast a sleep spell on Sora. That was when it happened. SORA: Marluxia, wait! Fight me instead! MARLUXIA: No can—wait, say what? That broke Marluxia out of his spell casting. SORA: Fight me instead of being a coward! MARLUXIA: (Stutters) N-not before the whole Keyblade Graveyard moment! Marluxia attempts to prepare the spell again. SORA: Fight me, Marluxia! Another break of concentration! MARLUXIA: We can’t yet! SORA: FIGHT ME! MARLUXIA: Why do you want that?! Sora paused for a bit to gather his thoughts on the matter. He shifted himself to a neutral position to talk it out. SORA: It would be nice to actually have a boss fight related to the main story of this game that’s not a monster, you know. Marluxia raised an eyebrow. MARLUXIA: That’s why? SORA: It’s like Disney and Pixar are against the fans when it comes to character fights this time around. We didn’t get a chance to trash Hades on screen like in the past games. Or did we get any real lengthy fights with Benanort in Galaxy Toys in either gameplay or cutscenes. So how about it, Marluxia? Are you going to disappoint fans by using a cheap trick to avoid a fight? Or are you going to surpass Demyx’s record and fight us with a legitimate boss battle? Marluxia, moved by Sora’s argument and questions, silently brought out his Graceful Dahlia, albeit slightly bloody, to answer Sora’s challenge. GOOFY: Is that…? Donald gulped at the sight of the blood on Marluxia’s scythe. DONALD: That would explain the two bodies we saw on the way here. MARLUXIA: Yes, that was me. Marluxia then went into battle position. MARLUXIA: Now have at ye, heroes! The scene then went black and stayed black for the whole fight. Captions appeared to explain the situation: “Due to supervision from the Disney team, the following boss battle had not happened in the actual game. Please enjoy this off-screen battle through audio cues.”*4 SORA: (Off screen) Oh, geez, we didn’t get this fight into the game! That stinks! MARLUXIA: (Off screen) At least we can get as intense as we want in this fight without anyone complaining about it! Sounds of blades swinging in thin air, blades clashing at each other, blades banging against shields, offensive magic being cast, sharp (like Sora and Marluxia’s weapons) and non-sharp objects hitting their target and vocal moments are heard throughout the scene. SORA: (Off screen) Ah yeah, this is what I’m talking about! Thunk! SWITHE! SORA: (Off screen) Gah! Ah! MARLUXIA: (Off screen) Feel my gardening skills! Whoosh. SORA: (Off screen) Hah! Almost had me! SMACK! SORA: (Off screen) Ha-ah! MARLUXIA: (Off screen) Pwuf! THUNK! MARLUXIA: (Off screen) Shield-ow! POOF! MARLUXIA: (Off screen) Ah! Coat on fire! CLANK! MARLUXIA: (Off screen) Nice try, Sora! Clink-zink! TSINK! The scene returns with Sora with his Keyblade in hand and Marluxia with his scythe downwards. SORA: Give it up, Marluxia! There’s no trick you have that can win this fight! MARLUXIA: Oh? I would suggest checking on your Drop Meter Sora! SORA: Drop meter? What are you talking about? I haven’t had that thing since- Sora froze as he saw Marluxia without his scythe in hand, but with a spell ready and waiting to be used. *5 SORA: Oh… Marluxia finally cast his Sleep spell on Sora. Sora was hit hard by the magic as he struggles to stay conscious. SORA: Th-…f-…fow-foul move… Sora then collapsed to unconscious sleep with a thump. Marluxia looked at the scene before him with a satisfied smirk. MARLUXIA: Hmph. That was actually quite fun. I do hope that you will have a battle with my old partner in crime soon.*6 Till then, bye! Marluxia then leaves the scene in a corridor of darkness. The scene went black and immediately off into… INTERMISSION The image of Marluxia is changed back into him with a cup of tea. Now with a satisfied smile completely on his face. The Monty Python and the Holy Grail music was heard once more. Then the scene went black and Marluxia grunted in annoyance. MARLUXIA: Hangover… END. Secret Ending: Back at the shoreline, Sora rouses from his spell-induced slumber. He feels like something wet was across his right check, like a lick from Pluto back when he was fourteen back in Traverse Town. As he looked at the scene before his eyes, Sora saw his minions near him along with Flynn Rider. Only, Flynn was with the white horse, Maximus whose face was moving upward and away from Sora’s face. SORA: Please tell me this is a dream… FLYNN: Sorry, sidekick. It isn’t. Sora groans in disappointment. SORA: Then I was brought back by a horse kiss. Why are you evil reality…? END. Author’s Notes: *- Since the Stabbington Brothers weren’t in the game, I decided to explain what happened to them and why Marluxia was the one tricking Rapunzel. *2- Just an idea that I got while I was writing this skit. It was partly to break from the Disney-related content and I was thinking that that melody from Monty Python and the Holy Grail would do nicely there. I also got the idea of three versions of the Marluxia image based on the events of the story afterwards. *3- Kingdom Hearts X Union Cross call back. At this time, the moment has not yet been presented in the overseas version of the game. But in Japan and fan-translations, this scene is important to Lauriam’s character arc, as someone who is desperate to find out what happened to his younger sister. This could have been used as a personal reason for Marluxia’s presence in Corona other than working with Xehanort’s plans. *4- This blackout scene is so based on Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series’ blackout moments involving Joey’s fighting scenes. Since we don’t get a boss fight, why not say that the fight was removed in all versions? *5- Dream Drop Distance reference. Also, it seems like a recurring point that Sora is always getting trolled by either the Organization or Dream Eaters in that game by getting knocked out once in most worlds. Also, I like to give a shout out to Luckenhaft on www.fanfiction.net for their review in my “Kingdom Hearts III – Simba to the Rescue!” story. I actually was thinking about writing a skit about a Marluxia boss fight before posting that story, I just didn’t think about the Maximusbit until your review and some other comments in forum areas brought it up. Mostly your review was what made me think of the idea. So thanks again, Luckenhaft!
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