It all began with...

birth by sleep.


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| Secret Movie FAQ                      |
| V Final(?)v2                          |
| By DarkHelmet543                      |
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| Introduction                                                               |
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  Hello, and welcome to my FAQ on Sunset Horizons! I am writing this because
  I have some free time and really enjoy talking and writing about Kingdom
  Hearts. Sunset Horizons is a KHIII concept trailer that is unlockable in
  KHII. A lot of this is taken from my topic on the KHII GB. With the
  confirmation of KHII Final Mix, and apparently an add-on or extension to
  SH, this FAQ very well might not be "final."

  Have fun reading this guide, I hope it informs you.                      
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  Author: Brandon Wakefield                                 
                                                                             
  Username: DarkHelmet543 - Find me on the KHII GB                
                                                                             
  Email: DarkHelmet543(at)gmail(dot)com

  MSN Messenger: DarkHelmet543(at)hotmail(dot)com                        
                                                                             
  Copyright: This entire document is (C) 2006 Brandon Wakefield. All
  trademarks are property of their respective owners. No section of this
  guide can be used without my permission. This includes, but is not limited
  to posting on your website, making links to my guide, including parts of
  my guide in your own, or making reference to any material contained
  within.

  All the sites mentioned below have been given permission to do the above. 
  Please email me at DarkHelmet543(at)gmail(dot)com to enquire about gaining
  permission to use this document.

  - GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com), and it's associates
  - Neoseeker (www.neoseeker.com)
  - IGN (http://faqs.ign.com)
  - Gamer Help (www.gamerhelp.com)
  - Super Cheats (www.supercheats.com)

  All the sites below will never have permission to use my guide, so don't
  ask.

  - 9 Lives (www.9lives.ru/eng)
  - Cheat CC (www.cheatcc.com)
  - Cheat Database (www.cheat-database.com)
  - Cheat Index (www.cheatindex.com)
  - Cheat Search (www.cheatsearch.com)
  - Cheat Stop (www.panstudio.com/cheatstop)
  - Game Express (www.gameexpress.com)
  - Games Domain (www.gamesdomain.com)
  - Mega Games (www.megagames.com)
  - Square Haven (www.square-haven.net)
  - VideoGaming.net (www.videogaming.net)

  - Thanks to Michael Sarich for most of this Copyright -
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  -There are MAJOR SPOILERS for KHII in this FAQ.

  -I'm done excepting theories. Thanks to those that submitted.

  -Some people who contributed theories don't have/didnt say a Gamefaqs
   username, so I am crediting them according to their email. PLEASE don't
   email these people.

  -The latest version of this FAQ will always be found at GameFAQs.
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| Updates                                                                    |
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  V1.0 - July 15-16, 2006 - Started and finished first version of the guide.

  v1.1 - July 18, 2006 - Added Theories section and some bad-ass ASCII art;
         added to information.

  v1.2 - July 21, 2006 - Added some theories.

  Final - August 8, 2006 - Added and finished the theories section.

  Final(?)v2 - September 15, 2006 - Spoke a bit too soon, added Tyler9's
               theory for overall erm... beneficial reasons, and added a
               touch here and there. Tweaked Introduction slightly.
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| Table of Contents - Use the Ctrl+f function to find specific sections      | 
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  I. Sunset Horizons..................................................(i000) 
 	                                                                      
      A. Frequently Asked Questions...................................(ia00)
                                                              
            1. How do I unlock it?....................................(ia01) 
            
            2. I wanna know about KHIII! Were those three AU (Armored
               Unknowns) Sora, Riku, and Kairi???!?...................(ia02)
 
            3. What is the music that plays in the background?........(ia03) 

            4. Was that armored thing toward the beginning the Xemnas
               Dragon that you fight? Are those crossroads the same
               one's from CoM?........................................(iao4)
 
            5. What are those 3 keyblades in the center?..............(ia05) 

            6. What the hell is a Chaser?.............................(ia06)

            7. Is that a girl?........................................(ia07)

            8. Did I just see Fenrir??!?..............................(ia08)

            9. I'm too lazy to unlock the trailer, where can I view
               it?....................................................(ia09)
     	
      B. Breakdown....................................................(ib00)

      C. Sunset Horizons/Kingdom Hearts III Theories..................(ic00)

  II. Credits and Thanks.............................................(ii000)
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| I. Sunset Horizons...................................................(i000) |
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| I. A. Frequently Asked Questions.....................................(ia00) |
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| I. A. 1. How do I unlock it?.........................................(ia01) |
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On Beginner Mode: You can't, tough luck.

On Standard Mode: You have to complete Jimminy's Journal. Yep, EVERYTHING! If
                  there is a Mickey Head Icon in your start menu, then you
                  know you've done it. It might be easier for some people to
                  just start over on Proud Mode because...

On Proud Mode:    You only have to complete all worlds. Yes, ALL, including the
                  100 Acre Wood and Atlantica.


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| I. A. 2. I wanna know about KHIII! Were those three AU (Armored Unknowns)   |
|          Sora, Riku, and Kairi???!?..................................(ia02) |
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Many of these questions can be answered and theories can be put out by the KH2
Ultimania interview with Tetsuya Nomura. It is a good read, and can be found
here:

http://www.kh2.co.uk/?page=NI/KH2U

Some of the key questions that were asked:

Q: After the ending, there's a secret movie this time, too. What exactly is the
   movie trying to tell?

A: I actually have a solid idea on what the movie's setting will be in my head.
   In the previous game's secret movie, I wasn't even sure if I would be making
   a sequel or not, so some parts of it were quite vague. But this time I
   already have an idea my head where I think "This is it."

Q: Did that scene happen in the future or in the past?

A: I would at least say it's an episode in the past, but.... Hmm, how should I
   say this? It's in the past but you can also think it's in the future,
   something like that.

Interesting, huh?

Q: Who are the 3 armoured people?

A: Those 3 are completely new people who haven't shown up at all. In fact, I've
   already thought of their names. Back when I was making that movie, I only
   had their settings but now I've even drawn their faces to give myself a
   clearer image of them.

This proves that the three AU's are NOT Sora, Riku, and Kairi, which many
people think.

Q: The king, Sora and Riku's keyblades were there, too.

A: It's to show that those three armoured people aren't them but that doesn't
   mean they don't have connections. The words "Keyblade War" that showed up in
   the middle were to implicate that there were fights between Keyblades. Most
   of the puzzles in the first KH have been solved in KHII but there are many
   things about the Keyblade that haven't been revealed yet. A line from the
   previous game's Ansem Report #8 appeared in the movie but that is to say
   "It means this but it's not explained yet."

Q: Does that mean you already have a plot for KHIII?

A: Hmm... I have an idea but it can't be helped because my team are planning
   to work on our next different title. So we're not working on KHIII now and
   we're not planning to work on it for some time, too. I have a plot in my
   head but I'm not sure if it'll be released to the world or just stay in
   there.


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| I. A. 3. What is the music that plays in the background?.............(ia03) |
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It is called Sunset Horizons, and the trailer was named so by fans with
nothing else to go on.


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| I. A. 4. Was that armored thing toward the beginning the Xemnas Dragon that |
|          you fight? Are those crossroads the same one's from CoM?....(ia04) |
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Perhaps, but no one knows for sure.


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| I. A. 5. What are those 3 keyblades in the center?...................(ia05) |
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Those keyblades are Sora's Kingdom Key, Mickey's Keyblade, and Riku's Way to
Dawn. What are they doing there? No one knows. It is important to note that
they are the only keyblades in the entire Video to have keychains... wierd.


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| I. A. 6. What the hell is a Chaser?..................................(ia06) |
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chas·er

n. 

  1. One who decorates metal by engraving or embossing. 
  2. A steel tool for cutting or finishing screw threads. 
  3. One that chases or pursues another: a chaser of criminals.

Interesting. Could the Chasers be the people who made the keyblade? Or are they
chasing Sora, or other keyblade wielders? For now, no one knows.


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| I. A. 7. Is that a girl?.............................................(ia07) |
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Yes, the second AU to appear is very femine looking. The third one is shorter
than the other two, and it is unknown whether or not he/she is a male or
female.


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| I. A. 8. Did I just see Fenrir??!?...................................(ia08) |
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Yes. Two keyblades that are identifiable in the flashes of the keyblade field
are Fenrir and Bond of Flames. It is important to note that neither the
keyblades in the field nor in the AU's hands have keychains attached to them.


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| I. A. 9. I'm too lazy to unlock the trailer, where can I view it?....(ia09) |
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To just watch it:

http://youtube.com/

If you want to download it:

http://kh-vids.net/ or just Google it. http://filefront.com has it as well.


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| I. B. Breakdown......................................................(ib00) |
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This is a complete breakdown of Sunset Horizons:




The screen fades from black to a dusty desert where you can see a shrub. The
sun is setting.

The Ansem Reports (starting from 0, which is incorrect for the U.S. version)
start scrolling down the screen.

As they scroll, words appear:


The Keyblade is said
to hold phenomenal power.


A flash to the blade part of an Axe-type keyblade, then a strange (and large)
metallic object. While the metallic object is showing, more words appear:


One legend says
Its wielder saved the world,
while another says that
he wrought chaos and ruin upon it.


While these words show, it switches back to the first view (with the sun
setting) and the reports continue to scroll down the screen.

A flash to a hand holding the handle of an axe-type keyblade. The hand has a
glove over it.

A quick flash to a mysterious figure standing over the metallic object, hold-
ing the axe-type keyblade over his shoulder (picture Sora), then back to that
same sunset view. More words appear:


I must know
what this keyblade is.

A key opens doors.

          (Ansem Report 8 & 9)


As the words disappear, another flash to the hand, and then, a flash to the
bottom part of an Armored Unknown's body. Another flash, and you see his
entire body.  One more flash, and his body is no longer blurred, and you can
see him clear as day. He is wearing a yellow cape and kind of looks like
a Power Ranger. His keyblade has no keychain.

The AU turns his head to the right, and a female AU is shown walking up to
him. She has a purple cape.

AU1 turns hs head to the right, and a silver, quite shorter unknown with a
red cape is seen walking up.

It shows AU1 again, and he steps forward.

From left to right, Way to Dawn, Kingdom Key, and Mickey's Keyblade are seen
sticking out of the sand. They all have keychains. AU1 walks towards them.

A new camera view of AU1 walking towards them, and the metallic figure (which
looks very much like the Xemnas Dragon) disappears into dust.

AU1 pulls the Kingdom Key into his left hand, and AU3 pulls Way to Dawn into
his right. It is shown that AU3 already has a keyblade in his left, and he is
holding it much the way that King Mickey does when he throws off his
Organization coat. AU3's keyblade also has no keychain.

And finally, AU2 (the female) grabs Mickey's Keyblade into her left hand. It
is seen that she also was originally holding a keyblade (which resembles
Oblivion) but like the others, it has no keychain.

An unexpected flash to many keyblades that were not visible before, surround-
ing the AUs. Fenrir is clearly seen. ANother quick flash shows even more,
including Bond of Flames. NONE of these keyblades have keychains.

Another flash shows that the keyblades make a crossroads, very similar to the
grass one in CoM, which represented the four realms (Light, Dark, Present, and
Twilight).

A boom, and all three AUs look up at the path across from where AU1 came from
(probably twilight, if AU1 came from Present), and a shadowy figure is seen
walking towards them. There is sand all up in the air, so you can't get a good
image of him.

A close up to him (but still very dusty in the air, so you can't really see
him) and many words flash on the screen, some staying on, some disappearing:


Master of keyblade

The lost two

Memory of Xehanort

Chasers

Keyblade War


The words disapper and only these words appear:


It all began with...


The screen flashes to black:


birth by sleep.


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| I. C. Sunset Horizons/Kingdom Hearts III Theories....................(ic00) |
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Thanks to the massive response to this FAQ I now have enough theories and will
not be accepting anymore, Tyler9 was the sole exception to this. When FM comes
around, I will be accpeting more, quite obviously. These 10 are the best and/or
most original that I have recieved.

Please remember that these are only theories, and aren't fact what-so-ever.
Almost all of these theories have been slightly edited in some way or another
by me.


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| Theory 1 - Thanks to vgmaster789@yahoo.com                       |
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  My theory is this, by Master of The Keyblade I think it means
  the three masters of the keyblades, Sora, Mickey, and Riku. I
  think the Lost two meant how in KH 1, Riku and Mickey were lost
  in the dark realm behind the door, and the Memories of Xehanort,
  it was referring to Roxas, as he always seemed to see visions
  of Organization XIII in his dreams. I think that in the Chaser
  comment, the Chaser's are Organization XIII who chased Sora
  through the adventure. In keyblade war, maybe Riku, Kiari, Sora,
  Mickey, and anyone other unknown keyblade wielder will fight out
  to be the true master of the keyblade. When it says it all
  begins with birth by sleep, maybe Sora will be put to sleep
  (for whatever reason) again in KH 3, and Roxas will be born as
  a free nobody but in Sora's world as a solid person, and he
  would start the keyblade war. Onto the three in armor, I believe
  the Short Armored Person is Roxas, and two other unknown people
  and they would be the beginners of the war. I also think the
  reason the only keyblades that have keychains are Mickey's,
  Sora's and Riku's, are because they are the only true keyblades,
  the others are copies maybe created by the Chaser's but not
  naturally made by the chosen one's presence in a realm. And the
  whole Past - Future thing, maybe it's in a realm where there is
  no time, nothing ever happened.

  Or, the armored people are the Chaser's who made the keyblades
  and were about to give them to the world but they started a war
  over which to create and destroy.                   
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| Theory 2 - Thanks to wslm55@yahoo.com                            |
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  Part of the game takes place way, way in the past, and Xehanort
  is the main playable character. Remember in the Ansem Report
  from KH2 that says Ansem found Xehanort on the streets, with no
  memory of who he was? What if Xehanort was from the past, and
  was somehow sent to the future? In fact, I think Ansem was once
  a wielder of a keyblade. He may have even been a keyblade
  master. I believe he is the shadowy figure blocked by the dust 
  (he's even wearing what looks like an organization cloak). My
  guess is that either A)he turned evil, and was defeated by
  other keyblade wielders in the game, or B)he's a good guy in the
  game, but is somehow sent to the future. He forgets who he is,
  so he turned evil trying to regain his memory, which would
  explain why he is obsessed with hearts, as they have a lot to do
  with memory.      
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| Theory 3 - Thanks to wslm55@yahoo.com                            |
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  The game involves Xehanort somehow, but he probably won't be a
  playable character. The AU's we see in the game are keyblade
  wielders from the past. They've found a way to travel through
  time, and now wish to battle Riku, Sora and Mickey to determine
  who are the true wielders of the keyblade.      
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| Theory 4 - Thanks to karonto5@hotmail.com                        |
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  Years before Sora's adventure, there was a great war. In a place
  between worlds, there were those known as "Chasers", those who
  had manifested great power and chanelled it through weapons they
  experly crafted known as the Keyblades. There were four Chasers. 

  The Chasers all had to power to create, save, destroy and lock
  world's hearts. Their keyblade gave them enough power to unlock
  the energy of a worlds physical heart and be able to move from
  world to world. 

  The Chasers began to follow their own ambitions. In the place
  between worlds, where all of their keyblades laid to rest, the
  four seperated. Two followed the path of light, bringing life
  to the worlds, following the paths of Light and Twilight. The
  other two, they grew unhappy and decided that those who did
  not respect them should perish. They followed the path of
  Darkness. They began to bring destruction to worlds, destroying
  them. 

  One of the two Dark Chasers realized the faults in his ways and
  decided to back out. Much as Riku did, this Chaser follows the
  path of Dawn back to the Crossroads where he is forgiven for
  his ways. The final Chaser, the one they called Xehanort, would
  not give up, would not give in. The war began, it is unknown
  for how long this terrible time lasted. It has been recorded
  though and the Chasers are much like gods. 

  The war was either between great armies or just between the
  four Chasers, either way, the Dark Chaser, the Dark Keyblade
  Master known as Xehanort fought against the others in a great
  Keyblade war. 
 
  Xehanort was defeated, and with that, he lost something dear:
  his memory. Cast away he was born again by sleep. Waking up in
  the world of Radiant Garden, almost dead, a great Saint known as
  Ansem found him and offered his assistance. He promised to help
  him and when he realized the man's memory was gone, he offered
  to help restore it. 

  The Chasers each had the ability to spread their power to a
  disciple or their spirits lived on through a bloodline of chosen
  ones. Passing their power on to make sure to Order of the Worlds
  was kept safe. 

  One Keyblade went to the King of a peaceful Kingdom: King Mickey. 

  When Xehanort began to believe he was in fact Ansem, his
  fascination with the Keyblades grew. Unknowning even to himself
  who he was. 

  When the Heartless were born and began to create chaos, Riku was
  chosen to weild the next Keyblade, to save the people from
  destruction while Mickey was in the World of Darkness. But,
  Riku's heart was tainted by his willingness to let darkness
  overcome him and the Keyblade was passed on to Sora. 

  After being selected first and later overcome by Xehanort,
  Xehanort was able to harvest his power (with help form the
  seven princesses of heart) and reclaim his Dark Keyblade and
  thus, Riku was able to have his own. This keyblade was destroy-
  ed however, as you know.

  Sacraficing it all for his friend, even willing to change his
  appearance, Riku was granted a keyblade to call his own. 

  The final Keyblade was unnecessary until later, when the
  goodness and innocence of Kairi was able to bring hope to the
  other Keyblade Weilders and she too was chosen. 

  After their adventures had ended, Mickey sends a troubling
  letter to Sora, Kairi and Riku. A letter that reveals Xehanort's
  next plot. That he has perhaps remembered his true self. A plot
  to destroy the other Chasers, a plot to be the one and only
  Keyblade Master. 

  A great beast is sent to the Crossroads between worlds but is
  slain by one of the Chasers. The others appear from their
  selected paths and reclaim their Keyblades,as though they
  haven't been touched in a long time. They look to the road of
  Darkness and the shady figure of Xehanort moves forward. Through
  his time within Riku, he is essentially "reborn" and while Riku
  tries to remove him, he is never gone. With enough power he
  returns to the Crossroads and a great war is about to begin
  once again. One that will decide the fate of the Chasers and
  all of those who hold a Keyblade...
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| Theory 5 - Thanks to GameFAQs user Gray_Fox                      |
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  1. The ending phrase "birth by sleep" must somehow be connected
  to the fact that Sora was trained to fight in his mind while
  sleeping and Roxas paralleled Sora's sleep training. This was
  also the beginning of both games, hence "birth by sleep." 
  Birth = awakening of heroes/start of game, by = (duh), sleep =
  sleep training
 
  2. The scene takes place in the past because:
 
  A. It's a Disney game that's rated E10, the creator
  specifically said in the Behind the Scenes on KH1 that they
  designed the game so that Sora could NOT "die." Thus meaning
  that no characters are killed, especially also considering that
  if they DID die, then all of the KH1 and 2 merchandise would
  be the glory days and KH3 would suck.
 
  B. With the 2A theory in mind, that means that someone must
  have died (offscreen of course) BEFORE Sora, Mickey, and Riku
  every got their keyblades. So, the scene probably takes place
  shortly after a war involving the death of the original weilders
  of the three keyblades.
 
  C. With theories 2A and 2B considered, and the fact that the
  three original keyblades are in the middle, the three original
  weilders must have not picked a side, but rather defended
  themselves and died or, similar to Axel's death in KH2,
  they emptied their whole beings into one attack.
 
  3. The four realms are NOT Light, Dark, Present, and Twilight,
  but rather Light (Sora, Kairi, Donald, & Goofy), Dark
  (Heartless, Maleficent and her followers, Riku and Mickey),
  Twilight (Riku), and Nothingness (Nobodies and the former
  Organization XIII). Don't forget about Xemnas' long speeches
  about Light and Dark hating each-other, Twilight being of both
  light and dark (Sora-Roxas, Kairi-Naminé), and the Nothingness
  will also go on forever.
 
  4. The Heartless still will not disappear because the Keyhole
  in Destiny Islands that Riku saw as a child (flashback from
  KH1), was never locked by Sora. (Yet another loose end for
  a third game to tie up).
 
  5. The person who is always talking to Sora in KH1 that no-one
  else hears is either the original Keyblade of Light's weilder or
  a Chaser. (loose end - identity unknown)
 
  6. The entire scene is actually a theory that was imagined
  by Xehanort with his research, hence the line about Xehanort's
  memories. This would explain where his Nobody, Xemnas, got
  the machine.
 
  7. Xehanort's heartless (to KH1 fans Ansem) is STILL not dead
  according to Riku at the end of KH CoM Reverse/Rebirth. (Loose
  end)
 
  9. The scene may have occurred when Sora and Riku first met
  Kairi, which could place Xehanort or Xemnas actually IN the war,
  and could somehow tie into the fact that Kairi came to islands
  at night during a meteor shower; which could have been the
  results of some action during the war.
 
  10. The note given to Sora, Riku, and Kairi, at the end of KH2
  was a summoning to Disney Castle, where Mickey stumbles upon
  this information, like he always does. Perhaps Ansem the Wise
  left Mickey something before he died from the explosion.
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| Theory 6 - Thanks to ethanfranz@yahoo.com                        |
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  Xigbar says in the game before you fight him: "Boy, did it pick
  a dud this time."  The Keyblade picked a dud, THIS TIME.  We
  don't know exactly how long it has been since the keyblade has
  chosen their master.  The AUs, their keyblades did not have
  keychains.  Riku's dark keyblade, from KH I didnt have one
  either, and it didn't matter who had that keyblade, anyone
  tainted from darkness could weild it.  The keychain is like its
  heart, if the chain is lost, it's like a heartless keyblade.
  This war, it could be from the past.  One of the theroies on your
  FAQ, saying Xeanort is from the past, that could be true, along
  with this being in the past.  Instead of Xeanort being an AU,
  what if he is the one the AUs appear to be facing?  These AUs
  could pick up the keyblades, and they didn't dissapear from
  their hands, meaning the keyblade did choose them. The hooded
  man is walking towards them, if that is Xeanort, he COULD be
  doing an experiment.  An experiment studying of how the heart
  and keyblade interact.  He is on the dawn path of dawn, like
  in Chain of Memories.  Meaning he was still rejected from the
  light and the dark, like he said.  It says "Xeanorts Memories".
  He could have been sent into the future by accident, but still
  lost his memory.  His ambition to do his experiments aginst
  Ansem's orders might have been some dormant memory of himself
  from the past.  Xemnas did remember after he came to be. Thats
  how Xigbar knew the keyblade has chosen someone before.  It
  also explains why they are in the black coats.  The keyblade
  can either bring salvation or chaos.  Xeanort wanted to see it
  for himself, in an experiment, so he challendeged them.  All in
  all, this may be a prequal.  This is in the far past and these
  AUs were chosen by the keyblades and could be putting these key-
  blades into nothingness, so they couldn't be used again, just in
  case someone would use it for chaos.  But, in the end, it
  falied, because Sora, Riku, and Mickey were chosen.
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| Theory 7 - Thanks to c420smokey                                  |
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  I believe it will focus on the 3 knights but what if there was
  another aspect, a nobody that wond up actually getting to become
  human but now that he has all these emotions from taking so many
  lives, that he wants to return to being a Nobody, because if you
  think about it, it's easy to take all these lives if you have
  no emotions, but once you get them, then what, you start to feel
  regret about the choices you made wouldn't you? 
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  Well first of all, Tetsuya Nomura pointed out that the flashing
  words were the most important clues of the trailer. So I would
  first like to point out "Memory of Xehanort". As you know,
  Xehanort was found by Ansem on the brink of death and without
  any memories at all. That is why Xehanort volunteered for
  Ansem's experiments, so that he could recover his memories. It
  is unknown if he ever recovered his memories. Maybe he's still
  alive in some way. 

 
  Next, I would like to point out those 3 Armored Warriors.
  According to Tetsuya Nomura, they are not Sora, Riku and Kairi
  as many would assume. But I would also like to point out that
  according to Ansem, Xehanort was not from Radiant Garden. He was
  not even human. I would therefore like to propose that those
  three are from Xehanort's world(wherever it is). This seems to
  tie up with the word "Memory of Xehanort" very well. Maybe
  the world of Xemnas was the origin of the keyblades. It is
  likely that his world is in the realm of darkness as almost all
  the worlds are situated in the realm of light. 
 
  I now theorize that Xehanort and someone else escaped from their
  world and those three are now looking for them. The second
  person could have been the blurred figure that was seen in the
  secret ending. This supports the words "The Lost Two" and
  "Chasers". Maybe Xehanort's world are full of Keyblade wielders.
  This could support the words "Keyblade War".
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  There were others.

  Many others: Xigbar made a hint of it when he fought Sora.

  Many Keyblade Masters came and went. And they all meet the same
  fate:

  The Chasers.

  For all their power, all their skill, all their magic, one after
  the other were defeated by these beings. And, as a trophy, they
  took each master's keyblade for their own. Now it was again the
  time to claim their price, as three other now held the weapon.

  Why destroy them? Chaser likely created the keyblades for the
  world, but grew tired of the incompetence of their wielders and
  how easily they caved into darkness. They weren't worthy of
  the weapon anymore, so they took them away eventually.

  They no longer took their actions into account, they knew that
  sooner or later they would cave either way. And so they hunt for
  all masters, bringing them down and reclaiming the weapon.

  With Sora, Mickey and Riku, they apparently suceeded once again.

  Master of the Keyblade - The unworthy one.

  The lost two - Like one already said, it was probably Mickey and
  Riku

  Memory of Xehanort - He was found by Ansem, with no memory.
  He was a good disciple, a good man. What caused him to turn to
  darkness so easily? Curiosity alone? No: He REMEMBERED. He
  recovered his memories, and he at once recalled the Chasers
  and their missions, going insane.

  Chasers - The ones who would fix their error.

  Keyblade War - All the fighting against each and every previous
  keyblade master, which resulted on their 'Garden of Keyblades'

  Birth by sleep - In KH1, there were heartless. In KH2, there
  were nobodies. In KH3, what is born by sleep? Dreams.

  Also, on the keychains... Every keyblade any of the four ever
  used had one. And the ones the try had, had none. The keychains
  changed the form of the keyblade... So if it didn't have one...
  Does that mean that is the keyblade's true form? What if the
  keychains don't increase the keyblade's power? What if they
  CONTAIN it? What if without the keychains, the keyblade's true
  power would erupt? So much power, no wielder would be able to
  contain it? Like, say, Riku's dark Keyblade in KH1? The one
  that also lacked a keychain? That corrupted him and possesed
  him along with Xehanort's heartless?

  Maybe the scene is one of the last ones in KH3. You start as
  Sora and fight these guys, but in the end they beat you, Riku
  and the King, taking your keyblades.

  The one left to fight, would be Kairi. If you'd notice, we
  never see her fight too much in KH2. Maybe that tells us
  something. She's rough around the edges and perfect for a perfect
  level 1 start on KH3. Maybe we'll use HER to fight in that game.
  ...Yeah, I'm not too crazy about using Kairi either. Hope I'm
  wrong on this one.

  And lastly, birth by sleep. Dreams, as I said before. Maybe the
  Chasers started and were created AS dreams. The world was over-
  come with darkness before them and people dreamed and hoped for
  a savior. And so, they were created. And it all began with them.
  Them, and their creation: The Keyblade.
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  The entire movie seems to have an aura of "post-apocalyptic
  future" about it, leading me to believe that it's in the future.
  LONG in the future.  The three AUs appear to me to be survivors
  of the keyblade war.  The fact that the words "keyblade war"
  appear as the hundreds of keyblades are shown gives me the
  impression that the location they are in is an ancient
  battlefield, where said war was fought, and that it is now a
  graveyard for those who died in the war, with each soldier's
  grave marked by the keyblade he wielded in his life.  

  The positioning of the 3 "true" keyblades could represent a
  truce or an end of war in the midst of the graveyard (similar to
  a memorial...for example, the war could have been fought between
  3 factions, and each leader placed their keyblades together
  as a sign of truce at the end or something).  The fact that
  the three AUs approach and draw the 3 "true" keyblades gives me
  the impression that they are connected to the 3 factions who
  fought in the war, or it could imply that the truce is being
  dissolved (possibly resulting in a new keyblade war). 
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  The ending I think is at the cross road between all realms.
  There are four realms, light, dark, in-between, Present. Each
  armored unknown is from one of the realms. The Shadowy figure in
  the distance is one character we already know, could be one of
  the Org. members but their real forms (I don’t think heartless).
  Probably is Xehanort, but it could be any one. Xehanort would
  make sense because Xemnas (his nobody) wore armor in the final
  battle. This might mean something.

  Now, if you notice, the cross-road at the very beginning of KH2,
  and at the beginning of Sora’s story in CoM, and at the end of 
  Riku’s story in CoM, all have cross roads. But they differ in
  three ways:

  1. Dont have keyblades forming the crossroad
  2. Has grass and not dead earth
  3. (This one is not often said) the intersection is smaller.
     The one in the secret movie is big. The cross road in the
     three places mentioned above are small, and can only fit
     one person in it.

  What about Xigbar saying “You've really put Organization XIII
  in a pickle. I guess that must be why the Keyblade chose you.
  But MAN, did it pick a dud this time. You don't look like
  you're half the hero the others were.” Now this must be
  implying that he has seen other keyblade masters. So he
  probably knows the armored unknowns, since they appear to be
  keyblade masters. With that being said, he since org members
  1-6 (they all knew each other before they were nobodies,
  as they were Ansem the Wise’s apprentices) they might have
  known the Keyblade master as well before hand.

  What does the armor mean? The armor might mean what Keyblade
  masters, before the world was separated, might where to show
  who he is. If that is true, that would mean that Xehanort
  is an old Keyblade master before his heart was consumed by
  darkness. So in KH3 as time progresses Sora will where armor,
  because he is a keyblade master.

  What is the thing that the main armored unknown standing on?
  What I think is that it is something we have never seen before
  and will be reviled in KH3. But there are other possibilities.
  It could be the dragon that Xemnas was riding on. But I don’t
  think that is true because the shapes are different than
  the dragon.

  Also I think that there is another type of being that comes
  from the heart, they are called endless. They come to be if
  someone’s heart is taken by light, a Nobody is still made is
  the process of this.

  I think KH3 is going to take place after KH2, but there are
  going to be flash backs from someone, I think that someone
  is... (Holds flame shield up) Ansem the wise. I think he still
  lives but was transported, or transformed. He said that
  anything could happen when it was about to explode. (I don't
  think square is going to give Christopher lee up to fast).

  What about Kairi holding a keyblade at the end? We know it
  means something, because Nomura says that it is hinting towards
  something. But what could it mean? Riku gives her the
  Keyblade, and the keyblade has a keychain it self. So it is a
  real keyblade. Maybe she can weild it because she has
  connections to Sora or Riku. Or she might be the fourth
  keyblade wielder, the keyblade master of the present realm (I
  wouldn’t much care for that, but it is a possibility).

  Mickey’s bottle at the end. What could it say inside? Kairi
  looks worried, Riku has a grin on his face, and Sora is looking
  at it blankly. Probably another adventure, because Riku would
  like to go on another adventure, but Kairi would not be happy
  with that, because she is happy the way everything is right
  now.

  Now what about the all the keyblades in the field? If you
  notice, they do not have any keychains. What could that mean?
  What my opinion is and the most widely accepted opinion is,
  they are fake keyblades. (Not that the keyblade sora stabbed
  himself with in KH1 had no keychain).

  Also we will learn a lot more about the Keyblade and Xehanort.
  I think Xehanort never had a heart to begin with (that is why
  his name is another and no heart). The keyblade was made by the
  chasers because the one world was being consumed by darkness
  and they had to separate the one world into many worlds, which
  is why it says "one legend says it saved the world, while
  another says it wrought chaos upon it". Because some view it
  as saving it from darkness, but others view it being
  destructive.

  For the words at the end here is what I think:

  Master of the keyblade: There was one true master of the
  keyblade, but died long ago.
  Memory of Xehanort: Xehanorts memory was changed by Ansem
  the wise with one of his experiments
  Chasers: Keyblade makers
  Keyblade war: Before the world was separated people fought
  over there own believes on whether or not it should be
  separated.
  The lost two: Possibly Riku and Kairi. Or maybe it could be
  Donald and goofy, that is why Mickey sent that letter in a
  bottle at the end.
  It all began with birth by sleep: Maybe the Keyblade? Or the
  Chasers themselves. This is the hardest part to make sense
  out of for me.
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-The people who have submitted their theories

-Blindy (xXMajinerXx), cause he's cool, and gave me the theories idea.

-ASCII Art thanks to: http://www.network-science.de/ascii/

-Tetsuya Nomura.

-Square, making this game.

-Disney, adding chilhood spirit to this game.

-Youtube, the English Video.

-Dictionary.com, the definition of Chaser.

-Whoever came up with the ctrl+f search function system.

-You, for reading.


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