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Kingdom Hearts I

Release date: September 17, 2002

Platform: Playstation 2

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Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix

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Release date: December 26, 2002 

Platform: Playstation 2

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Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories

Release date: December 7, 2004

Platform: GameBoy Advanced, Playstation 2

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Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories

Release Date: December 2, 2008

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Platform: Playstation 2

 

Kingdom Hearts II

Release date: March 28, 2006

Platform: Playstation 2

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Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix

Release date: unknown

Platform: Playstation 2

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Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

Release date: Unknown

Platform: PSP

Info: This tells the story of three of the original Keyblade warriors Terra, Aqua, and Ventus.

Kingdom Hearts Coded

 

Release date: Unknown

Platform: Moble phone

Info:  Jiminiy Cricket returns to Disney Castle to organize the records in his journal. In his journal he finds a message that he did not write, "We must return to free them from their torment." To investigate this message, King Mickey digitizes the contents of the journal, awakening a virtual Sora on Destiny Islands.  

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

Release date: September 29, 2009

Platform: Nintendo DS

Info: This game is about the time when Roxas was in the organization. A new organization member will be introduced.

Ansem Reports

Ansem Report 1 - This report can be obtained by speaking to Aerith, after sealing Hollow Bastion.

Much of my life has been dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge. That knowledge has guarded this world well. Not a soul doubts that. I am blessed with my people's smiles and respect.

But though I am called a sage, there are things I do not understand.

I believe that Darkness sleeps in every heart, no matter how pure. Given the chance, the smallest drop can spread and swallow the heart. I have witnessed it many times.

 Darkness..
Darkness of the Heart.

How is it born?
How does it come to affect us so?

As ruler of this world, I must find the answers.

I must find them before the world is lost to those taken by the Darkness.


Ansem Report 2 - This can be obtained after locking Agrabah.

The experiments caused the test subjects hearts to collapse, including those of the most stalwart. How fragile our hearts are!

My treatments proved no signs of recovery.

I confined those who had completely lost their hearts beneath the castle. Sometime later, I went below and was greeted by the most strangest sight.

Creatures that seemed born of Darkness.

What are they? Are they truly sentient beings? Could they be the shadows of those who lost their hearts to my experiments?


Ansem Report 3 - This can be obtained after defeating Ursula, in Atlantica

The shadows that crawl beneath the castle...

Are they people who lost their hearts, or incarnations of Darkness?

Or something entirely beyond imagination?

All my knowledge has provided no answer.

One thing that I am sure of is that they are entirely devoid of emotion. Perhaps further study will unlock the mysteries of the heart.

Fortunately, there is no shortage of test samples. They are multiplying underground even as I write this report. They still need a name.

Those who lack hearts..
I will call them the Heartless.


Ansem Report 4 - This report can be obtained by speaking to Aerith, after sealing Hollow Bastion.

The Heartless appear in groups, and are multiplying rapidly. I've provided them both living and nonliving samples. They've responded only to the living. They seem to multiply after absorbing something from the living creatures. Their prey vanishes without a trace.

I believe the Heartless are taking hearts. They are born from those who've lost their hearts, and thrive on hearts seized from others. The hearts taken by the heartless become Heartless themselves.

Though I lack proof, I am confident in this hypothesis. I must also study their behavioral principles.

Though they lack emotions, they do seem to have some intelligence. How to communicate with them?

It's just occurred to me: Could they be the darkness in people's hearts?


Ansem Report 5 - This can be obtained after you defeat Maleficent, in her Dragon form, in Hallow Bastion.

To study the Heartless behavior, I picked one out for observation. It wiggled its antennae and, as if sensing a target, headed deep into the castle.

In the deepest part of the castle, its antennae began vibrating, as if searching for something.

Suddenly, a strange door appeared. I'd never known of its existence.

I had a large keyhole, but didn't seem to be locked. So, I opened the door.

What I saw on the other side mystified me.

What was that powerful mass of energy?

That night I observed a great meteor shower in the sky.

Could it be related to the door that I have opened?


Ansem Report 6 - This report can be obtained by speaking to Aerith, after locking Hollow Bastion.

A massive core of energy lay beyond the door sought by the Heartless. It may be the ultimate goal of the Heartless. But what is that energy? I have devised a hypothesis, based upon my observations of the Heartless.

The Heartless feed on other's hearts, and they yearn for that energy core. That thing beyond the door must be a heart, too--the heart of this world. There is no proof, but, having felt that immense energy, I am certain. That was the heart of the world.

The Heartless are trying to take hearts not only from all living creatures, but from the planet itself. But what do they mean to do with the heart of the world?


Ansem Report 7 - This report can be obtained after defeating Lock, Shock, and Barrel in Boogie Manor, at Halloween Town.

I am studying material from the meteors that rained down that fateful night. What a find! The material is foreign to our world. It is elastic to the touch, and when two pieces are combined, they bond easily.

None of the records even mention such a substance. Was it introduced to this world when I opened the door? I wonder how many other such materials drift through the atmosphere of this tiny world... I wish I could soar off and find out!

Could there be uncharted worlds up there? My curiosity never ceases to grow. But I should stop speaking of such unrealistic dreams. For now, there is no way to venture outside this world. My people and I are all but prisoners of this tiny place.


Ansem Report 8 - After having sealed Hollow Bastion, the Hades Cup in the Olympus Coliseum should open; to obtain this report, you must defeat Hades.

There is no doubt that the Heartless are deeply connected to the people's hearts. Further study may unravel both their motivations and the mysteries shrouding the heart. As a start, I have built a device that artificially creates Heartless.

By recreating the conditions that spawn the Heartless naturally, I should be able to produce them artificially. This device is the culmination of all my research thus far. The machine's test run successfully created a Heartless. This may be a step toward creating a heart from nothing.

The artificially and naturally created Heartless showed nearly identical traits. But the two types remain distinct for the purpose of the experiment. So, I will mark the ones that are created artificially.


Ansem Report 9 - This is obtained after you defeat Captain Hook, in Neverland.

Simply astonishing! Today I had a guest from another world. He is a king, and his vessel is built of the material that composed the meteors. He called the pieces "gummi blocks." It seemed that my opening the door has opened a path to interworld travel.

We talked for countless hours, but one story in particular caught my interest: that of a key called the "Keyblade." The Keyblade is said to hold phenomenal power. One legend says its wielder saved the world, while another says that he wrought chaos and ruin upon it.

I must know what this Keyblade is. A key opens doors. It must be connected to the door I have opened.


Ansem Report 10 - This report can be obtained by speaking to Aerith, after locking Hollow Bastion.

Just as people have hearts, so do worlds. The same can be said of stars in the night sky. And deep within each world lies a door to its heart. The Heartless desire those hearts. Born out of darkness in people's hearts, they seek to return to a greater heart. Yes that's it. The Heartless come from people's hearts, as does the darkness.

Is the core of the world's heart the world of the Heartless? I will pursue the answer there and become all knowing. My path is set. I shall seek out the wielder of the Keyblade, and the princesses.

My body is too frail for such a journey, but I most do this.

I will cast it off and plunge into the depths of darkness.


Ansem Report 11 - This report is given to you after the defeat of Kurt Zisa.

In opening the door that stores a world's hearts, the wall around that world is broken down. We see this as a shooting star. Through this, I have been able to understand the reason why the material known as Gummi Blocks has the ability to allow travel to other worlds.

The cause of a world's wall collapsing is the appearance of the Heartless, but finding a world's door takes time. And robbing a world of its heart is a similar case.

If the door has been closed by the key known as the Keyblade, you probably cannot reach that world's heart again. Before the one with the Keyblade appears in this world, I must take measures to do something.

Supposing that there is a close relationship between the Princesses and the Keyblade, it seems likely that they will resonate with each other...

I have chosen one special girl. I do not know if she possesses a power like that of the Princesses. But, there is a chance, and this is an experiment. She may lead me to the place where the one holding the key is...

I shall send her off to the ocean of other worlds.


Ansem Report 12 - This report is given to you after the defeat of Sephiroth.

I have transcended to an existence of only the heart. I should have come back as a Heartless, but there is no sign of such a transformation.

My body has surely perished. However, I am different from the other Heartless, keeping the memories of before, and I have not taken on the form of a Heartless. It is clear that there are still many things to be studied.

In order to cross over to the dark side, which is not this world, you must go beyond the door of Kingdom Hearts, the place connected to the world's heart.

The innermost part connected to the world's heart, the place connecting to the world of darkness. (I will record the details in another report...)

There are still so many unknown worlds.

The present world.
The world of darkness.
The world of light.

And,
The world in-between.

Where does the true paradise lie, I wonder?


Ansem Report 13 - This report is given to you after the defeat of Xemnas (the Unknown) in Final Mix.

When the heart casts off the flesh, where does the body go?

Heart and soul are separate, and the spirit remains in the body. But can we assume that the leftover body and soul perish?

Certainly when the heart changes into a Heartless the body disappears.

However, that is only this world's story; in another world, mightn't they change forms like the Heartless and exist there?

If we take that to be the case, there must be a you other than yourself existing somewhere.

An existence neither of darkness nor of light.
An in-between existence.
Cast off by the heart, a mere shell, one who begrudges both the darkness and the light.

This mystery cannot be easily resolved.
The relationship between the heart and the flesh is a complex one.

But since we exist here, they cannot be termed as existent.
Therefore I shall call them...

"The non-existent ones."

Ansem Reports

Secret Ansem Report 1

My efforts these many years have come to fruitation, with the world I govern having become a paradise worthy of being called “Radiant Garden.” Nurtured by the pure water that is the source of life, fragrant flowers bloom in abundance, and the people face each day with hopeful smiles. But where there is light, darkness always lurks. As noted in my earlier reports, I must solve the mystery of this “darkness of the heart.” This paradise depends on it.

I shall perform and experiment to probe the depths of a person’s heart. One of my own apprentices, Xehanort, has volunteered to be a subject. The young man has served me ever since I nursed him back from death’s door some years ago. He had lost all his memories at the time, but later showed remarkable intellectual curiosity and readily absorbed my teachings, gaining deep wisdom. Any mental immaturity is surely due to his young age.

If I explore Xehanort’s heart with psychological tests, I may be able to recall the past locked away within. My apprentice, Even, has also shown great interest in Xehanort’s memories. But is he really the right subject? Xehanort does indeed exhibit extraordinary talents…

Too extraordinary…

Perhaps they are even superhuman.

Secret Ansem Report 2

I have made a grave mistake.

My study of the “darkness of the heart” began with a simple psychological test and quickly snowballed. Spurred on by my youngest apprentice, Ienzo, I constructed a massive laboratory in the basement of my castle. Unbeknownst to me, my six apprentices began collecting a large number of subjects on which to perform dangerous experiments into the “darkness of the heart.”

As soon as I found out, I called my apprentices together and ordered them not only to cease their studies, but to destroy the results of their research thus far. What on earth was happening within the hearts of my six beloved apprentices? While pursuing the mystery of the darkness of the heart, could they have strayed into its depths?

Yet I remain the most foolish of all, for having begun these experiments.

We are not meant to interfere in the depths of another’s heart, no matter what our reasons for doing so…

And my error plunged me into despair.

A visitor from another world soothed my dejected soul. A tiny king named Mickey came wielding a legendary key – the infamous “Keyblade,” said to bring both chaos and prosperity to the world. He was very knowledgeable on many topics, and we deepened our friendship as we conversed compassionately.

Upon his advice, I decided to review the data obtained at my basement lab. That is when I discovered the “Ansem Reports.” Though they bore my name, the only one I had written was #0. Apparently he had gone to pen numbers 1 through 8 himself. Yes – the first subject of my foolish experiments.


Secret Ansem Report 3

Chaos affects not only this world but many other worlds besides. In the “Ansem Reports” my apprentice Xehanort had written under his name, I found the records of his hideous experiments along with his hypothesis about the door that had appeared out of the darkness in my basement.

All living things have hearts, and all hearts hold darkness deep within. Worlds are no exception. If a world is a being, the heart it holds must be colossal…and the darkness at its core must be monstrous indeed.

Did Xehanort pass through that door in an attempt to contact the dark realm? No, not only Xehanort. It appears my other five apprentices, believing it was for the sake of research, stared deep into the darkness and were pulled into it.

Even, Ienzo, Bleig, Dilan, and Eleus… They have ceased to be human. I too have had everything taken away from me, banished to a hollow realm of nothingness. What is Xehanort hoping to gain with my pilfered existence? Will my people cease to smile? If the light of hope has been extinguished, I shall henceforth walk with darkness as a friend.

Here, in the realm of nothingness to which I have been relegated. Darkness in the midst of nothing. “Darkness in Zero.” Thus I shall be known as DiZ. Discarding the stolen name “Ansem”! And going in search of revenge.


Secret Ansem Report 4

The distant days spent in that beautiful paradise are an illusion to me now. How long have I been here, banished to the realm of nothingness? It is only by relying upon my anger and hatred that I have been able to retain my sense of self here, where all existence is nullified. My heart is being overcome with hatred toward my apprentices, possessed by the darkness, and with the anger I feel for stupidly allowing myself to be betrayed.

Is the darkness eating away at my heart? I cannot continue to idle away my time here. What are Xehanort and the other attempting to do? I must unravel the mystery of these “Ansem Reports,” intercept my apprentices, and defeat them. That is my mission…the only way to repay the world for my sins. Those beings who lack hearts – Heartless – must be the key. The darkness of the heart, made flesh. Cursed shadows who not only lack hearts, but multiply by seizing hearts from any and all living things. Where have they come from, and where are they going?

3 elements combine to create life: a heart, a soul, and a body. But what of the soul and body left behind when the heart is lost? When the soul leaves the body, its vessel, life gives way to death, but what about when the heart leaves? A being does not perish when its heart leaves its body. The heart alone disappears in the darkness. There is little time. If I remain in the realm much longer, I will certainly learn these lessons the hard way. My heart is already a captive of the darkness.


Secret Ansem Report 5

In this realm, where all existence has been disintegrated, I have just barely managed to preserve my sense of self by continuing to think and write. It is a place where even time has lost all meaning. Eternity is but a moment here. I must make haste. Certainly their plans are already underway.

The heartless must be the key to unraveling this mystery. The six traitors were operating a laboratory that churned out those cursed shadows. Not only did they generate “pureblood” Heartless from living hearts, but they then used those Heartless to synthesize artificial versions of these creatures as well. These synthetic Heartless bore insignias and were called “Emblems.” Pureblood of Emblem, these Heartless act only to fulfill their instinctive needs. They single-mindedly detect hearts and swarm around them. A human’s command would be ineffective: the Heartless would easily steal the human’s heart and use it to increase their own ranks.

But what if an even stronger Heartless was giving the orders? If he cast aside his own soul and body and became a Heartless, wouldn’t he be able to control the otherwise intractable Heartless? Furthermore, wouldn’t he be planning to make use of the creatures’ instincts? If the heart-seeking Heartless have their sights set on a larger, more powerful heart, their goal is crystal-clear. The largest heart in existence – the heart of the world. This is all conjecture, but it would seem he is utilizing the Heartless in his search for a path leading to the heart of the world.


Secret Ansem Report 6

My choice to befriend darkness here in the midst of nothingness was a sound one. The moment I stared straight ahead with a calm heart, neither rejecting darkness, nor fearing it, I gain a newfound power. A superhuman power—the power of darkness.

It is likely Xehanort and the others were enraptured by this power, eventually becoming its prisoners. I do not intend to allow my heart to be devoured by the darkness as they did, of course.

With this new power, I uncovered a “corridor of darkness” that connects the realm of nothingness to the outside world. While it is difficult to come and go as I please, my banishment is now a thing of the past.

To deceive Xehanort and my apprentices, I first used my power to change form before returning to the realm of light.

As I had expected, Xehanort had become a Heartless. Under my name, he commanded other Heartless in quests to snatch away the hearts of many different worlds.

At the center of the hearts Xehanort had stolen was “Kingdom Hearts,” which attracts tremendous darkness to itself and attempts to send away any and all matter back into its depths.

The other five have disappeared. Have they become Heartless, like Xehanort? Or did they vanish after Xehanort had exploited them?

I became familiar with an unusual “entity” while pursuing the truth. It is the soul and body that remain when a being losses its heart. When a Heartless is born, these entities disappear from the realm of light, to be reborn as entirely new beings in a completely different realm.


Secret Ansem Report 7

While beings born of darkness and those lacking hearts may find them convenient, it is dangerous for others to make much use of the corridors of darkness. Darkness erodes the heart.

In search of a place to proceed with my research and planning away from prying eyes, I found myself in Twilight Town. It is a quiet village, forgotten in the chasm between light and darkness. I situated myself in the basement of an abandoned mansion standing beyond the woods. My underground research resulted in one new discovery after another.

When a Heartless is born, the body and soul left behind are reborn into this world as a different being. They possess different intentions than their Heartless brethren, and while it is unclear what these sentiment “things” are after, it would appear they are responsible for much bedlam in the world.

My erstwhile friend the King and his subjects, along with a hero wielding the Keyblade, are battling the Heartless even as a new threat approaches. This new threat…they have given themselves a fitting name, I suppose. These non-beings: “Nobodies.”

A great number of Nobodies have lost human form, as have the Heartless. Yet the Nobody born of someone with a strong heart retains its shape, with but the faintest visible changes.

It appears my betrayers have retained their human forms as Nobodies, and are gathering more followers in hopes of furthering a new scheme.

“Organization XIII,” formed of 13 Nobodies with my betrayers at its core, has divided into two; they are said to be carrying out some sort of research.

Seeking to uncover the plans of this Organization, I have decided to where 6 of its members have gathered. Towering over the outer limbs of the realm between darkness and light: Castle Oblivion.


Secret Ansem Report 8

It appears that I have been too distracted by the behavior of Xehanort and his cohorts, and by the events occurring in their vicinity.

My friends’ struggle to protect the realm of light for the Heartless is now over, with Xehanort’s Heartless – going by the name Ansem, Seeker of Darkness – defeated at last. The other wielder of the Keyblade, this “hero” traveled from world to world sealing up keyholes and laving Heartless low.

Meanwhile, the King, who had dived into the realm of darkness, worked with the Keyblade-wielding hero to close the door to Kingdom Hearts from the realms of both darkness and light, thus holding off the threat of tremendous darkness.

But there are still a great number of Heartless afoot, and Organization XIII and the Nobodies continue to be active in the shadows. Indeed, the world is still a very dangerous place. We must find a way to do battle with these enemies. Thus I will both make amends and have my revenge. It is for this reason that I infiltrated Castle Oblivion. It consists of 13 floors above and 12 floors below ground, with the contents of its “White Rooms” transforming in response to its visitor’s memories. Organization XIII was conducting experiments of memories here. The subject in these experiments, a girl named Namine’, appeared to possess extremely unusual abilities.

Were they attempting to derive something from these powers?

Refusing to be distracted by Organization XIII, I had returned to my own secret research when a new visitor appeared at the castle today.

It was Sora, the Keyblade-wielding hero who had defeated Ansem, and his companions.

Deep underground, the stench arose.

All the players are coming together, it would seem.


Secret Ansem Report 9

I should have expected nothing less from a Keyblade-wielding hero. Sora and his friends defied the machinations of Organization XIII and rescued Namine’. Namine’ was a witch who controlled the memories of others. Most likely these powers were achieved through a special process when she was born. Namine’ is a Nobody, created when a young girl’s heart left her body. Yet she had no corresponding Heartless.

This is because the “young girl” in this case was a princess. Kairi, a resident of Radiant Garden over which I had ruled, was one of the Seven Princesses that uphold the realm of light. With no darkness in her heart, Kairi produced no Heartless, and instead of vanishing, her body remained in the realm of light.

In other words, both the Nobody called Namine’ and the Heartless – proof of a lost heart – are extremely unstable beings who lack the bodies needed to produce a Nobody. Therefore, they also lack Kairi’s memories. One reason for this may be that Kairi’s heart did not return to the darkness when separated from her body, but rather migrated to another vessel…deep within Sora’s heart. That is, Namine’ is an alter ego of the Kairi who has directly interfered with Sora’s heart. Could this be why Sora and those whose hearts are connected to him were able to have their memories controlled? She is a non-being in the truest sense of the word; having not become a Nobody and with nowhere left to go, she is but the most fleeting of shadows.


Secret Ansem Report 10

Sora went to sleep to recover the memories he lost in Castle Oblivion. It would take some time to bring back all the memories he had created in his lifetime. But Organization XIII held sway over Castle Oblivion. Sora would need to be kept someplace more secure.

I persuaded Namine’ to move the slumbering Sora to Twilight Town for safekeeping. Namine’. As I have written here before, she is a most unusual being. Born of the same process as a Nobody, but lacking virtually all of the elements of a Nobody. Perhaps she continues drawing in hopes of capturing that which she lacks: the memories of others, especially Sora.

I have arrived at a hypothesis. I believer that Namine’ was born as a special type of Nobody when Sora attacked himself with the Keyblade, causing his and Kairi’s hearts to leave their bodies simultaneously. Namine’ emerged as Kairi’s Nobody… but the body and soul necessary to exist as a Nobody belonged to Sora.

When a person’s heart is stolen, a Heartless is born with no sense of self, and the body and soul left behind gave rise to a Nobody. But what if one willingly releases one’s heart from one’s body? Sora and Xehanort retained their selfhood even after becoming Heartless.

Then there are Kairi and Namine’. Kairi was exceptional for having no darkness within her heart. Also exceptional was that her heart, once freed, migrated to a new vessel – Sora. The combination of these two theoretically unlikely exceptions may be behind this anomaly.

There are matters I must attend to while Sora is sleeping.

A new ally has appeared on the scene: Riku.


Secret Ansem Report 11

I was reunited with an old friend at Castle Oblivion, but was unable to disclose my identity. If he knew the situation, he would likely try to stop me from carrying out my revenge. As much as I would dearly love to converse with him as in the old days…that is now but a hopeless dream.

My friend has been fighting in the realm of darkness. Most likely he found his way there through Traverse Town. Like Castle Oblivion, that village also rests in a cleft between light and dark. It consists of the remnants of worlds whose hearts have been stolen by the Heartless. It is where those who have barely escaped the destruction of their worlds eventually find themselves. This “realm between” is quite unstable with corridors of darkness appearing from time to time. Whenever a world disappears, some of its inhabitants must arrive through these corridors. Surely Sora traveled these same corridors of darkness when he first came to Traverse Town.

It seems my friend, fighting in the realm of darkness, appeared in Castle Oblivion through a corridor of darkness constructed by Organization XIII. My new ally Riku also affected his return via one of these corridors. He swore to me he would give his all for his best friend Sora. In fact, Sora’s memories have been slow to return. Thus I have asked Riku to bring me another Sora – his Nobody. Sora is indispensable if I am to achieve my goal. I require the Keyblade-wielding hero to fly through the realm of light and defeat Organization XIII.


Secret Ansem Report 12

Apart from Namine’, Nobodies retain their memories of their time as humans, but Sora’s Nobody, Roxas, has lost his memories. This is likely because Sora’s time as a Heartless was short, having recovered his heart and returned to his human form soon after leaving behind Roxas, his Nobody. It would seem Roxas is much like Namine’. Namine’ is Kairi’s Nobody, but came into being via Sora’s body and soul.

Likewise, Roxas is Sora’s Nobody, but was left behind because Sora’s Heartless regained human form using Kairi’s heart instead of his own. It may be that Sora’s memories are slow to return because the half of him that is Roxas is still lacking. I must convert Roxas into data and return him to Sora. As a member of Organization XIII, it was exceedingly difficult to bring Roxas in. Having lost to Roxas once, Riku laid everything on the line and used the power of darkness in their second battle, only just managing to bring Roxas back with him.

But Organization XIII grows ever nearer. Here Twilight Town is where Roxas was reborn as a Nobody. This is where Roxas first encountered Organization XIII and joined its ranks. They are bound to search this place thoroughly. First I shall convert all of Twilight Town into data and construct a “world duplicate” in Sora’s memories. There is little time. The Organization’s schemes must be making steady progress as well.


Secret Ansem Report 13

Tomorrow Sora awakens. My long and drawn-out revenge is nearing its end.

Xehanort, who took everything away from me. Though as a Heartless, he is no more, as the leader of Organization XIII his ambition once again is to capture Kingdom Hearts, the most colossal heart of all. His Heartless had attempted to draw out the great darkness of Kingdom Hearts, created from the hearts of all worlds. His Nobody, however, is now almost finished gathering human hearts to be assimilated into Kingdom Hearts as well.

Only one mystery remains.

How did Xehanort manage to open the door that appeared in the basement of my castle…? No… any theory posited me now, when everything is nearing completion, would be meaningless.

Roxas, Ansem, Namine’…

They defy all logic, yet there they are: singular exceptions to the rule.

The theories proposed by me and by Organization XIII have been blown to pieces by a handful of strong hearted individuals.

Sora, Kairi, Riku.

Ah yes – Riku.

Though his heart had its weaknesses, making it prone to darkness, he found support in the hope he discovered beyond suffering. This hope allowed him to stand his ground and turn the darkness in his heart from an enemy into his greatest weapon. When all this is over, it is my fervent hope that he will be able to return with Sora to his island.

If I can, I should like to return to Radiant Garden, to look once more upon the beautiful water, the lovely flowers, and the hopeful smiles of the people.

Dear King, my friend!

I believe that, at some point in time, you will come across these, my truthful accounts.

How I wish I could have chatted with you again. I was a fool obsessed with revenge.

Forgive me.

Secret Reports

Day 7: Significance of existence

Author: Xemnas

A name gives meaning to a living thing, significance to an existence. In order to make this new power certain, we carried out the Replica Plan. Even to the newly-moving doll "No. i", a new name is necessary. Perhaps that name will become the significance of existence for "No. i".

Day 8: Roxas

Author: Axel

New faces have come in one after the other. #13 is Roxas. #14 is Xion. Today my mission was to teach basic things to Roxas. From the day Roxas first came to the Organization, it feels like I've been made to be the one who takes care of him for some reason. It's been like that since day one, but, he's kind of a vague guy. Ahhh well, he seems pretty able, so it seems like he'll be a good partner.

Day 9: As Supposed

Author: Saïx

Now, Xion is still in test period. On the other side, Roxas is in a training period. Until Xion can move reliably, she ought to avoid contact with Roxas as much as possible. Vexen is saying that perhaps even within 10 days Xion will come to be able to display those abilities. I expect that Marluxia is watching the movements of the "Keyblade Hero".

Day 14: Really, This Guy?

Author: Axel

Had a second mission with Roxas. Like I thought, I'm this guy's caretaker. Lately, his responses have been a little more lucid. Have his memories started to come back, maybe? Even so, is it really true what they say, that this guy is the Nobody of the "Keyblade Hero"?

Day 15: Not Doing It

Author: Larxene

Seriously! "One person is enough to keep watch over the Hero's movements", he says? If it's so boring, then why don't you teach that guy magic in my place! Ah well, this will be over soon, too. If I go over there, the plan will begin action. I can't be hanging around with the absent minded Nobody of the Hero.

Day 22: Castle Oblivion

Author: Axel

It seems the talk of going to Castle Oblivion was pushed forwards. Was it because the Hero has been moving...That Hero's Nobody is still as vague as before, but we've been eating ice cream together every day for the past several days. We don't really talk, but he's come to change his expression a fair bit. We talked about Castle Oblivion, but he didn't really seem to get it. Ah well, that's how it is.

Day 23: Research Log 326

Author: Vexen

The plan is going more or less smoothly. Concerning the most superior replica, "No. i", it is going almost too smoothly. The other that we couldn't acquire a number for was brought to Castle Oblivion, with the plan to do further research with it. These replicas, at least isn't it acceptable to call them special Nobodies?

Day 24: The Movements of the Upstairs Group

Author: Zexion

The Hero has arrived at the Castle. It seems that Marluxia's guidance went well. It seems that many plans are progressing at the same time, but it doesn't mean we get to know the contents of each of those plans. It seems that individuals have their own plans, pretending that they are the plans of the Organization. It's necessary to pay attention to Marluxia's movements in particular.

Day 25: Hollow Unity

Author: Lexaeus

Even though I questioned Zexion closely, I couldn't obtain much information. I knew it would be like that, but I didn't get nearly enough information. It's a fact that those at the lowest levels aren't let know what is happening upstairs, or what we should do here downstairs. Zexion said "the unity of the Organization", but I don't expect that ever existed in the first place. However, Zexion is the only one able to trust in it, no mistake.

Day 26: Axel's Movements

Author: Zexion

Axel’s movements are suspicious, and I’m guessing that perhaps it’s because of some kind of information obtained from Saïx. Why did he destroy Vexen, who was satisfied with being left to carry out his research? Weren’t Vexen’s annihilation, and the cancellation of that plan, things to have been avoided? We of the downstairs group and the upstairs group each have our own speculations… And then, there are definitely speculations other than that. If we don’t hurry and make sure of it…

Day 27: Key to the plan

Author: Marluxia

In a short while, Sora will be delivered into my hands. Sora, who has had his memories re-written by Naminé, is now no more than our doll. If we have the Keyblade Hero in our hands, we will also be able to control the replica plan. It will be easy to take over the Organization.

Day 28: Disposing of Traitors

Author: Axel

A summary of the contents of the Replica Plan has surfaced. But, I couldn’t obtain information on the one other replica that there should be. Leadership of the Replica Plan must not be handed over to those guys. Vexen being annihilated along the way couldn’t be helped. The bigger problem is that of the traitors. There’s a difference between a clear traitor to us, and someone who’s getting in the way.

Day 50: A Strange Feeling

Author: Xion

Roxas woke up. I think he was probably dreaming the whole time. When I’m with Roxas, I get this strange feeling. It feels familiar, like listening to the sound of waves at the beach. I wonder why...

Day 51: Amending Assumptions

Author: Saïx

The Replica Plan is satisfactory, but it seems that something unusual is happening in Castle Oblivion. Dusks brought back rumours of the Castle. But, they are nothing more than fragments of information. There’s not enough information to judge what is happening. I definitely can’t think that he’s been destroyed, but maybe someone should make another move. First of all, if we don’t find out where the Hero is...

Day 52: One More Mission

Author: Axel

The hero and the invaders’ whereabouts have all been lost track of. Right now, there’s no one in this castle, but me. Everyone other than me has been destroyed. It was certainly an order to take care of the traitors, but maybe the worst traitor is me. I have to investigate this castle a little longer.

Day 71: The Traitors’ Last Days

Author: Xigbar

It seems that Saïx is somehow deeply connected to the elimination of those guys who went to Castle Oblivion. Which means, Axel is probably connected to it, too. It is a fact that, through Saïx, Xemnas ordered Axel to take care of the traitors. It seems as if it wasn’t said who the traitors were however, of course Xemnas knew of those guys’ betrayal.

Day 72: Humanlike

Author: Axel

When you’ve been acquainted for a long time, you come to say nothing but the uncertain and noncommittal things out loud, without saying the things that are certain. You think they understand, without it being said. When it comes to those guys who were destroyed in Castle Oblivion, I’m spared by it being okay to leave things vague. But, the Hero, and Roxas, don’t say noncommittal things out loud. It’s unclear whether that’s humanlike, or whether they are special.

Day 73: What’ll I do...

Author: Xion

I can’t use the Keyblade anymore. I don’t know why. I don’t know what to do, either. It feels like I stopped being able to use it suddenly. If I can’t collect hearts, I’ll be absolutely worthless. What should I do?

Day 74: Xion's Face

Author: Axel

To be frank, I didn't understand why Roxas got so involved with Xion, who always has her hood up and never shows her face. Sure, they're both newcomers and have many similar points, but she's a companion who leaves her face hidden. But today, I saw Xion's face for the first time. Suddenly, Xion took her hood off. That face resembles Naminé.

Day 75: I Have To Do Something

Author: Xion

Roxas has been going with me, who can’t use my Keyblade, on missions. Not just Roxas, but Axel has also helped me, and so it looks like it will be okay. But, what will I do if I’ve lost the ability to use the Keyblade for good…

Day 94: The Plan is Satisfactory, But...

Author: Saïx

Roxas and Xion both collect hearts using their Keyblades, and Kingdom Hearts appears larger before us. Our goal is being achieved. Every conceivable plan is satisfactory. I worry that it’s going too well, but, perhaps I’m just thinking too much.

Day 95: My Memories

Author: Xion

Roxas and I don’t have memories from when we were human. Not only that, but I also don’t have memories of when I’d just become a Nobody either. Roxas said he doesn’t remember too well either, but, I really don’t remember much at all. I don’t really remember the day I met Roxas, or Axel…

Day 96: Friends

Author: Axel

Xion’s become able to use the Keyblade. The cause is unknown. Maybe it’s connected to the secret hidden about ‘the Keyblade Hero’. It feels like lately I’ve been spending more time talking with Roxas and Xion than with my original comrade… Saïx. That’s friendship, isn’t it.

Day 97: Listless

Author: Demyx

Working every day is so boring. I want to take a holiday soon. It’s necessary for Nobodies to take a rest. Once I get a holiday, I’ll play my sitar all day long.

Day 117: Roxas and That Guy

Author: Xigbar

Roxas’s growth is remarkable. Making faces the spitting image of that guy, swinging the Keyblade in the exact same way. The worlds are scattered, and all are connected as one. The deeds from one’s time as a human follow them even when they become Nobodies. That’s how it is.

Day 118: The One Who’s Changed...

Author: Axel

When I’m talking with Roxas and Xion, I remember my time as a human. Various memories of my childhood come back to me, and I get some kind of weird feeling. You'd think I could talk to Saïx in the same way, but, weirdly enough I don’t feel like that when talking to him. It's only a strangely fond thought. It's not me who's changed...It's you.

Day 119: Hearts and Emotions

Author: Xaldin

Watching that foolish Beast, I really understand how humans are controlled by trifling things. Because we didn’t wish to be controlled by emotions, we chose to become nobodies. Realizing what a huge loss it is came a long time after. I understand that we cannot be without a heart, but emotions are unpleasant things.

Day 149: Pretending Like a Fake...

Author: Xion

That guy...That man who wore an Organization coat. I can’t defeat him as I am now. I am not a fake. He’s the one pretending like a fake...

Day 150: Disposing of Xion

Author: Saïx

Is it because soon, the copy will reach its limits? I thought the plan was satisfactory, however, it’s a doll, after all... So of course, a hindrance has come. I absolutely cannot comprehend how this doll can weigh on Axel and Roxas’s minds. From now on, perhaps we should be thinking about how to dispose of Xion.

Day 151: Dreaming...

Author: Xion

The truth is, I still didn’t want to meet Roxas. Because, I can’t help comparing myself to him. We both use the Keyblade, but we are too different. Maybe Roxas doesn’t dream...Lately, I’ve been dreaming nonstop. This morning I dreamed that I was drowning in the ocean.

Day 152: Like a Human

Author: Axel

It looks like Roxas and Xion had a fight. I think they had a fight about some trivial thing anyway, but their behaviour is just like a human. It’s out of tune. In the first place, it’s doubtful whether Roxas was able to comprehend the talk about the wrong switches. It’s unthinkable that Roxas comprehends the difference between men and women.

Day 153: A New Song!

Author: Demyx

I finished a new song! Worrying about bad marks and ‘do your job, do your job’ is so annoying. There’s no way in hell I can beat monsters like that. Everyone has things they’re good at and things they’re bad at; think about that properly when you give missions!

Day 171: The "No. i" Plan

Author: Saïx

Xion failed a mission. If it looks like her condition will continue from now, we should destroy this doll, and make the next replica a more competent copy. We had concerns about "No. i"’s abilities from the beginning, her being from the first batch. In her current condition, it wouldn’t be a strange thing even to catch her broken down. I wonder what on earth Xemnas is thinking...

Day 172: The Word's Meaning

Author: Axel

There should be another side to Saïx's words. Why doesn't Xion qualify as a member of the Organization? Saïx said "it's as it appears". By that is he talking about how she looks like Naminé? I can't think there's no connection between Xion and Naminé. Whose Nobody is Xion, in the first place? What is Saïx hiding?

Day 173: Gamble

Author: Luxord

Sometimes, I get jealous of children. Maybe there’s some kind of fundamental difference between those who have become Nobodies since they became adults, and those who became Nobodies before they became adults. For those who have become adults, there are many things that they have bet and lost in just that part of life they lived. Children, however, can engage in the most daring games. Though, perhaps children don’t think ‘life is a gamble’.

Day 174: Only an Imitation

Author: Saïx

Xion continues to sleep. Although various inspections on her functions were carried out, a special change has still not been felt. Though the copying seems to have been a success, it is a replica after all. Though I reported the content to Xemnas, he only smiled without giving a clear reply. Sometimes Xemnas’s actions cannot be understood.

Day 193: A Familiar Dream

Author: Xion

I finally opened my eyes, but I fainted again. I wonder why. Is it because I was made wrong? The whole time I was sleeping, I dreamed a familiar dream. I wonder why I can’t remember what the dream was about. But maybe they are important memories from the time I was a human. The one and only thing I remember is the sound of waves. I only remember being able to hear the gentle sound of waves, from far away.

Day 194: Replica

Author: Axel

I sure didn’t think I’d hear the word ‘replica’ again. Already holding a ‘self’ from the time it operated, the Riku Replica came close to the original Riku with the fake memories planted by Naminé. Now, those guys from Castle Oblivion have been destroyed, and the only one in the Organization who knows that replicas hold their own ‘self’ should be me. My having not noticed it until now means that Xion is a very brilliant replica. However, questions still remain. Who on earth is Xion a replica of? And, why can she use the Keyblade?

Day 224: Xion

Author: Axel

Even if Xion is a replica or a doll, Xion is Xion. Even though I try to understand it like that, I don’t know how to deal with it. It was okay to make use of the Riku Replica. But, Xion is different. No, I don’t know if it was okay to have used the Riku Replica. How are Nobodies that don’t exist, and Xion, the created doll, different? Both have vague existences; that won’t change. And, we are best friends. That won’t change. We promised to go to the beach next time we got a break. It would be good to go to the beach together and have a human-like holiday. Watermelon or fried noodles. If we can laugh about little things, that worry will surely disappear.

Day 225: My Secret

Author: Xion

Every day it’s painful; my body is heavy, and my head hurts. I’ve been dreaming non-stop, as if I’m not sleeping. Axel surely knows something. I think Axel is probably hiding something. Castle Oblivion...Surely my secret is there. Because I was born in that castle.

Day 255: The Final Stage

Author: Xemnas

I expect Xion's form has come to look different in accordance with that connection. Saïx can't see Xion as anything other than a doll. The plan is approaching the final stage. Through Roxas, Xion will copy the hero reliably. The evidence is that sometimes I am starting to see him in Xion.

Day 256: Deflecting Appearance

Author: Xigbar

Xion’s stealing away from the Organization is interesting. If we can’t control her, that means Xion is approaching the hero more. Saïx can’t “see” Xion. I’m deeply interested in how the other members see Xion. As for me, I see that guy, but Xemnas probably sees something different again.

Day 257: Card Results

Author: Luxord

For some reason or another, the air feels alive. In most cases, you will lose if you make a bet at a time like this. However, it’s also a fact that there is a slight chance of winning big. I am deeply interested in how the results of the cards turn out.

Day 276: The Other Side of the Truth

Author: Axel

Starting tomorrow, I will look for Xion. Roxas knows nothing yet, but Xion has found out. Therefore, I must find Xion. We do not have hearts. Therefore, we recognize that everything is only the facts that we are given. There’s something even more important on the other side of the truth.

Saïx would probably laugh and say it’s ridiculous that we, who don’t have hearts, could be friends, but there is no mistaking that we are. The nobody of the hero, and that nobody’s replica, Xion. Those two are special in every meaning of the word. Even so, we are best friends. Do you have it memorized, Xion?

Day 277: True Goal

Author: Saïx

Axel and Roxas have begun to move about in a sneaky manner. Regardless of how they move about, the plan has already been branched and we are proceeding to the next step. The "No. i" plan and Replica Plan are only the former stages of this plan. Our true goal is in something else.

Day 296: Hidden Truth

Author: Xigbar

To begin with, no one completely grasps what there is in Castle Oblivion. There are even rooms that Xemnas does not grasp. There are few people who know Xion was born in that place. Will the day ever come when all the hidden truths of that place will be clear?

Day 297: Contact with Riku

Author: Axel

That man we could call an Organization member impersonator; it's Riku. It would be no mystery if Roxas recalled that guy's name from the bottom of his memory. However, it's still too early to report. It's not possible to report until I know why Xion is with Riku. If she joins the heroes' side, that itself may potentially mean Xion's annihilation. What does Xion intend to do?

Day 298: Change of Plans

Author: Saïx

Axel did not report the encounter between the Organization member impersonator and Xion. It was Roxas who reported it. Is it easier to deal with Roxas than Axel? Axel captured Xion and brought her back. It's uncertain what on earth Axel is thinking. A change of plans is possible, but it puts our goal further off.

Day 299: Consideration of a Lie

Author: Axel

Roxas holds suspicions towards me about Xion. But I can't tell the truth. I'm lying to Roxas. Nobodies without hearts are good liars. I don't feel a thing, even when telling a lie. But now, it hurts me a little. All these things connected to Roxas create the illusion that I'm human.

Day 300: The Three's Sunset

Author: Xion

The three of us watched the sunset. I never thought we'd be able to watch the setting sun like that again. It's like that dream, in which I watched the setting sun sink into the ocean with Roxas and Axel. I only want to be together with the two of them, but… what should I do?

Day 301: Xion or Roxas?

Author: Axel

Xion is frantically completing missions. There's no telling what her intentions are. I don't know what I should have said to Roxas. Like Saïx said, I'll do anything in order to keep Roxas from being destroyed. But, I don't know if it's okay if Xion is destroyed.

Day 321: My Place

Author: Xion

Axel is always helping me. That means he felt like helping me again. How long has Axel known about me? When we met in Castle Oblivion? Maybe he already knew about me. Axel said to me to think for myself. I was really happy. But since then, my power has gotten much stronger. And so, Roxas's power is surely getting weaker. Surely I'm not allowed to exist any longer. Who said that Nobodies aren't allowed to exist? Surely I'm the one who's really not allowed to exist. But, you know, at the end I want to be useful to Axel and Roxas, even just a little. The boy I saw today is probably the Sora in my memories.

Day 322: The Plan

Author: Xemnas

As long as we have a Keyblade Wielder under our control, it doesn't matter one bit whether it's a doll or the Hero's Nobody. If the doll grows so far, then even the “Keyblade Hero” is no longer necessary. If anything, isn't it the case that we must not allow Sora to awaken? It is impossible to control him in our favour. Surely he'll become a threat to us. Under this assumption. I'll further the plan.

Day 352: What I Ought To Do

Author: Xion

Riku gave me this time. Axel was the one who told me to think. The Organization is clearly trying to get me to eliminate Roxas. Surely it can't be excused that Roxas and I exist at the same time. I like Roxas and Axel. I think Saïx would laugh at that thought, and say that these are fake emotions made from my memories. But, I liked the time I spent on top of the clock tower with Roxas and Axel.

It'd be nice if we could always be together as three people. But, it's got to end already. I won't forget today's sunset, no matter what. Even if Roxas and Axel forget, I won't forget.

Day 353: The Future That Doesn't Exist

Author: Axel

I couldn't say that Xion chose the wrong path. I cannot erase Xion. But, I have to erase Xion so that Roxas won't be. There's no longer a future where the three of us can laugh, and eat ice cream. I know that Roxas can't understand that. And I wish...I didn't understand.

Day 354: The Place I Should Return To

Author: Xion

I wanted to meet Roxas one last time, but, I didn't know what I should say to him, and so I couldn't meet him. I wonder if I really existed properly. It's all right not to exist. As long as it was real that we watched that setting sun, it's all right. Surely, Naminé will tell me how to return to my original place. I have to get going quickly.

Day 355: Purpose

Author: Xigbar

After half the members disappeared in Castle Oblivion, Xemnas's plan generated disorder little by little. In hindsight, I'd say was probably a success, though it really doesn't appear to have been. If the great Kingdom Hearts has a will, it may reject Xemnas...No, Xehanort. Roxas left the Organization today.

Day 356: Happenings Outside What I Assumed

Author: Saïx

Things such as Roxas and Xion both pulling out of the Organization wasn't part of our plan. Why did this happen? Roxas had become strong enough to knock me down. Lea, what did you want to do in the end? The plan we decided when the two of us joined the Organization together...No, that's also already just a pipe dream. Everything has changed, hasn't it? You, and me, too...

Day 357: To My Best Friend

Author: Axel

Roxas left...All he left behind was a “winner” stick, which was so like him. Anyway, maybe the order to bring him back will come even tomorrow, but for him to leave something like this, it's really the end, isn’t it? Roxas, will the three of us again...?...No, the two of us. Let’s eat ice cream again. That’s what a best friend is.

Day 358: The Goal

Author: Xemnas

Though it would be good if Roxas could be brought back, because Sora is the ‘Keyblade Hero’, even if he awakens, there’s nothing for him but to continue releasing hearts like they have been until now. If we aim our forces at him, and capture Sora, it would be good if we could only utilize that power again. I must become one with Kingdom Hearts, and become a great being. For the sake of the real goal, which lies beyond that point.