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    Kingdom Hearts Plot Analysis Guide
    For the Sony PlayStation 2
    Copyright 2004 Richard Beast
    Version 1.0
    Date: 02/17/05
    Version History:
    + Final +
    Corrected a couple errors here and there, as due to some rather numerous
    requests from random places and such. This isn't really the "final" version,
    but I'll just call it this for now. After all, there are plenty of things to
    further do.
    + 1.0 +
    The plot analysis for Kingdom Hearts is complete. It should detail much of the
    story, but even though I know Kingdom Hearts pretty well, I'm gonna try and
    make it as simple and good as it can get, so it's far from the final version.
    Still, it's well on the way.
    Table of Contents:
    This guide, as you will soon see, is a decent size. Seeing as how this takes
    effect, you will might possibly be lost in trying to find out what you want to
    read. There is one way to get to it, instantly. Press Ctrl + F, and then look
    for whatever you want. Let's say you want to go to the Game Information
    section. Just type in II. Game Information and there you are! That'll make it
    much easier for you.
    ~ -------------------------- * TABLE OF CONTENTS * -------------------------- ~
    I. Introduction
    II. Game Information
    III. Legal Disclaimer
    IV. Contact Rules
     IVa. E-Mail Rules
     IVb. IM Rules
    V. Characters
    VI. Plot Analysis
     VIa. The Beginning
     VIb. Destiny Islands
     VIc. Traverse Town
     VId. Coliseum
     VIe. Wonderland
     VIf. Deep Jungle
     VIg. Traverse Town II
     VIh. Agrabah
     VIi. Monstro
     VIj. Atlantica
     VIk. Halloween Town
     VIl. Neverland
     VIm. Traverse Town III
     VIn. Hollow Bastion
     VIo. Traverse Town IV
     VIp. Hollow Bastion II
     VIq. Coliseum II
     VIr. End of the World
    VII. Sequel Plans
    VIII. Frequently Asked Questions
    IX. Credits
                               =-+-= I. Introduction =-+-=
    Hello, and welcome to my Kingdom Hearts Plot Analysis guide. I was just
    recently intending to write a guide to Kingdom Hearts, co-authored with my
    friend Gobicamel, but I decided to do something else before I handled that. So
    that's where I got started on writing for one of my favorite games, and I
    decided that I'd just test myself and do a plot analysis, since certain parts
    of Kingdom Hearts can be quite confusing, and thus I wish to make it simpler
    for people going through Kingdom Hearts. I do hope that anyone reading this
    guide finds it useful. =)
    The guide will go around somewhat like this: first I'll start off with this
    bloody piece of raw meat... whoops, I mean the introduction. Then I'll provide
    you information about the game, the disclaimer for legal purposes, then I'll go
    on to rules in which you should follow if you wish to contact me. Then the plot
    analysis begins. What I will do is detail everything that happens, and you
    know, anything confusing will likely not be after a while. Then, since there
    are sequels coming out, I'll tell you about the plans, then go to Frequently
    Asked Questions. Then we come to a conclusion, and I'll thank anyone who helped
    me in any way.
    Before I proceed with the guide, I will inform you that this walkthrough is
    totally littered full of spoilers. Just about every bit of detail that happens
    will be covered around here. I strongly caution you before heading beyond where
    you are in this game, otherwise you may have it completely spoiled. I am not
    responsible if you find that you found out a little more than you wanted to
    find out... anyway, enough of that stuff. Hope you enjoy my guide, since it's
    the best I can try to bring.
     - Richard "Gbness" Beast
                            =-+-= II. Game Information =-+-=
    Kingdom Hearts is the first of hopefully several projects that Square and
    Disney will team up to do. The game itself is an action-RPG type of game.
    Unlike the turn-based system of the Final Fantasy games, Kingdom Hearts has
    real action battles. The game itself was released around October 2002, and is
    in my opinion one of the better PS2 titles out there. Kingdom Hearts itself has
    several characters from the Final Fantasy series, a variety of Disney
    characters (over 100 of them) and some all-new characters (Sora, Kairi, and
                         =-+-= III. Legal Disclaimer =-+-=
    You are NOT permitted to put this FAQ on your site without my permission first.
    All you have to do is email me or IM me saying you want this FAQ on your site,
    then you can tell me your site and the chance is high that I'll let you. But if
    you put this FAQ on your site without my permission I swear you will regret it.
    If I let you, not ONE word should be changed from this FAQ! NOT ONE! Got it?
    Good. Also, make sure that no money is involved. If you want this FAQ to be
    sold on eBay, then just forget about it, man. And don't sell this guide either,
    or pay people to use it, or you'll be in such big trouble you don't want to
    Another little note is that I will not have this guide hosted on many other web
    sites besides GameNotOver, GameFAQs, IGN, and Neoseeker. You need full-on
    permission if it's not one of the four above sites. I am sick of people ripping
    me off (I have been ripped off three times in the past), so if I don't like
    your site, I won't let my guide be posted on it. I am sorry, but this is how it
    has to be. If you ask politely and I like your site, you will definitely have
    the luck of getting it up there. Thank you very much.
                            =-+-= IV. Contact Rules =-+-=
    | IVa. E-Mail Rules |
    I love getting good emails, so you're free to email me with a question any
    time, but I will not answer questions already answered in this FAQ. I prefer
    e-mails with good grammar, and subjects with Kingdom Hearts <insert whatever
    here> or I will delete them, sorry. Also, don't send me e-mails about Kingdom
    Hearts with some other game's subject, please. And don't bother sending things
    "u sux. Everything bout u sux. ur guides suck. U SUCK"
    "C'mon, just kill yourself already."
    "Hope ya fall down the stairs can catch on fire."
    "help me plz how doo i beet levl 6 im stuk were u get tha furst eg were doo i
    go neckst thx"
    I will laugh at such e-mails and delete them. So... if you're not just playing
    a friendly joke on me or something, don't bother with that, cos I've been
    through with it too much. Another thing: don't send me e-mails in any languages
    other than English or Spanish. I can read both English and Spanish pretty well,
    but I prefer English. Still, I can do Spanish pretty well, so if you absolutely
    have to send me an e-mail in Spanish, hola. But if you know English, I want
    that, thank you.
    | IVb. IM Rules |
    My AIM list is closed, and since there are nowadays few people I can really
    trust, you likely won't get on but there is still some chance, by the way. If
    you're on, however, don't ever, ever advertise for your site and ask me to work
    for it, or I'll probably remove you from it forever. I've had to do this SO
    MANY times in the past, and it wasn't worth my time. Sorry if I'm rude, but I
    am quite busy often and can't stay on a lot, so I will not work for your site.
    It doesn't matter what it is; I WON'T WORK FOR YOUR SITE. Asking me to is
    asking to never talk to me again. Thank you. And please don't IM me a lot too,
    because I have like 20 people always IMing me, and although I hold nothing
    against them, I would prefer having light IMs. Thank you again.
                               =-+-= V. Characters =-+-=
    Here, I'll just tell you all that you'll need to know about some of the
    characters. WATCH OUT before you read this thoroughly though! It is full to the
    bone of spoilers. Turn back now while you still can.
    Sora is the main character of the game, and as it begins he wishes to travel to
    other worlds and see what they're like, but eventually, his island ends up
    destroyed and Kairi's heart rests inside him. He then meets up with Donald and
    Goofy in Traverse Town, and together they embark on a journey. From the time of
    the island being destroyed to the point where he met Kairi again, Sora didn't
    realize that Kairi was inside him, and he had the last heart to fulfil
    Maleficent's evil plan.
    Kairi is a young girl who came to Destiny Islands five years ago, although Sora
    had no idea where Kairi came from when she was there. When the island was
    destroyed, she was attacked by Heartless and she lost her heart, and then it
    went to Sora. It turns out, around the end of the game, that she is one of the
    princesses of heart, together with Alice, Cinderella, Snow White, Belle,
    Aurora, and Jasmine. When the final heart is needed, Maleficent needs to take
    care of Sora...
    Riku was always the strongest of the three on Destiny Islands, but when the
    island was destroyed, he disappeared. He then heard that Sora was the master of
    the Keyblade, and he became incredibly jealous. So much that when he was
    offered by Maleficent to join her in her evil plans, he overlooked the darkness
    in her and joined her. Riku then became more jealous, so much as that he
    controlled the Heartless to try and kill Sora, and Ansem in his dark hood
    tricked Riku into losing his heart to him, and then he became possessed.
    Donald is the High Magician of Disney Castle, who embarks on a journey through
    other worlds with Goofy when King Mickey disappears from Disney Castle. Donald
    attacks with magic, but besides that there is little to be told about Donald,
    since he isn't one of the characters who totally changes the plot or anything.
    Goofy is a Knight Captain of Disney Castle, who embarks on a journey through
    other worlds with Donald when King Mickey disappears from Disney Castle. Goofy
    attacks physically and with shield techniques, but besides that there is little
    to be told about Goofy, since he isn't one of the characters who totally
    changes the plot or anything.
    King Mickey
    King Mickey is one of the characters whom little is told about. He leaves
    Disney Castle to see what's going on when the Heartless start taking stars out,
    and Donald and Goofy venture to see where he went. King Mickey is later
    discovered to have found another Keyblade and have entered the door of pure
    light -- Kingdom Hearts.
    Ansem -- the seeker of darkness. Ansem used to be a scholar who was studying
    the Heartless and the darkness, trying to find a way to defeat them. But
    eventually, the Heartless filled his heart full of darkness, and then Ansem had
    no will but to destroy and to find Kingdom Hearts, so he could bring the entire
    world into darkness. He even tried to trick Riku into giving him his heart, so
    he could use him to unlock the large Keyhole in Hollow Bastion.
                            =-+-= VI. Plot Analysis =-+-=
    Alright, now here's the cream of the crop! Watch out, because you may be
    spoiled tremendously...
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    Sora woke up at the foot of a beach, and then across the water, he saw Riku
    holding out his hand to him. Sora then ran to him, but then the water gets a
    tad bit too strong, and then went up and under them. He woke up again in the
    water, where Kairi awaits him at the beach. Then, Sora makes it to the beach
    but then, he suddenly saw himself falling down, and then he fell deep into the
    water, and then he ended up in a strange area with pictures of Snow White and
    the seven dwarves. A mysterious voice then told Sora to step forward. Sora was
    chosen to fight the Heartless.
    To begin fighting them, Sora is then asked to choose his power inside a sword,
    a shield, and a staff. Sora then chooses one, and then the voice asks him to
    throw one power away. Sora chooses another one, and then he gains the power of
    what he chose - if he chose the sword, he gained power, if he chose the shield,
    he gained defense, and if he chose the staff, he gained magic power. After the
    power is gained and lost, he tried out his attack, and several Heartless
    Shadows appeared. Sora then used his sword/shield/staff and defeated all of
    The room then shattered, and Sora was taken to a rainbow or stained glass
    colored room. In front of him was a door, which couldn't be opened. He then
    found a treasure chests, opened it and collected a Potion. Then a crate and a
    barrel appeared. Sora smashed them and then the door in front of him opened. He
    went through, and then was engulfed in light. He then appeared in the Destiny
    Islands, and saw his friends Tidus, Wakka, and Selphie. Tidus and Wakka are
    from Final Fantasy X, and Selphie was from Final Fantasy VIII. Kingdom Hearts
    seemingly takes place before FF7, FF8, or FFX.
    Sora then talks to Tidus, Wakka, and Selphie, who asked him what was important
    to him, what he feared most, and what he wanted. Then, after Sora replied it
    was chosen how quickly he would strengthen, and when he would. A path then
    opened, leading him further. Sora then crossed the bridge, and suddenly his
    shadow appeared behind him, and it formed to create a large, dark Heartless.
    Sora then fought with the Darkside Heartless. The Heartless were defeated by
    the power of Sora's heart, but then Heartless swallowed Sora. But the voice
    then said he would open the door. The door of light.
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    Warning: the fourth paragraph may be more than you want to know. You have a
    chance to scroll down (or up) now. Take it.
    When Sora was swallowed by the Darkside, he appeared back at Destiny Islands,
    in front of Kairi. Kairi then told him to get up and start working, as Sora
    asked her where she was from, although Kairi didn't remember. Riku then brought
    a raft (not yet built). Sora, Riku, and Kairi were intent on building a raft
    and getting off of Destiny Islands, to see new worlds. Thus it began... Sora
    then needed to collect some parts for the raft. While he was at it, Tidus,
    Wakka, Selphie, and Riku offered him duels. He got stronger while fighting.
    Then, Sora collected the parts and gave them to Kairi. Then, that day was over.
    That night, before all going home, Kairi asked them what they'd do in new
    worlds. Riku had his own plans, and then thanked Kairi for getting him started.
    Then, the three got some rest. Meanwhile, something has been going on at the
    Disney Castle... Donald walked up to King Mickey's room that morning, and then
    he found King Mickey's throne... but no King Mickey! Behind his throne,
    Mickey's dog Pluto appeared with a letter in his mouth. Donald then read the
    letter, and proceeded to go quackers all over the castle. Then he found Goofy
    outside, asleep. Donald tried to awaken Goofy with his loud voice, but was then
    forced to cast Thunder to awaken him. After that, back to Sora.
    When they woke up the next morning and went to the island, Kairi decided to get
    the food. Then Sora needed to collect 3 mushrooms, 3 fish, 2 coconuts, an egg,
    and water. He found two mushrooms in dark areas, 3 fish in the water, 2
    coconuts in trees, an egg on top of a tree, and water from a fresh waterfall.
    As for the remaining mushroom, Sora went to a secret place under the trees. In
    this dark cave, Sora went forward and saw the door that he had always wondered
    about. The door itself was connected to several different worlds, but didn't
    have a handle, a keyhole, or anything.
    Sora collected a mushroom there, and then sat down and thought about when he
    first met Kairi, when they were younger. Suddenly, a dark, hooded figure
    appeared near the door. This figure was Ansem, the seeker of darkness. He
    wished to take the world into everlasting darkness, but he wasn't revealing his
    true form quite yet. Ansem then told Sora of how little he knew and understood,
    and how meaningless his journey was. The reason Ansem told Sora that his
    journey was meaningless was that he believed that darkness conquered all,
    although Sora knew that light was the strength. Ansem then disappeared and left
    Sora alone inside the cave.
    Then, Sora brought the food to Kairi, and then it was called a day yet again,
    and tomorrow they would sail. Kairi then told Sora of how much Riku had
    changed. He was indeed changing, since he did seem to be determined to get to
    other worlds. Sora then promised Kairi never to change, which ended that. Then
    it was over to Disney Castle. The letter was read. It was written by King
    Mickey, addressing that he had left the castle, because the stars were going
    out, meaning that disaster was coming. Mickey left to see what was coming up,
    but told Donald to find the one who had a key.
    Queen Minnie then decided to let High Magician Donald and Captain Goofy go and
    see if they could find the person with a key. Minnie then made a small cricket
    called Jiminy come along with them, and then Donald and Goofy got inside a ship
    and took it to Traverse Town, with the help of the chipmunks engineers, Chip
    and Dale. Sora was lying in bed at home, at the time. Sora's mom called him to
    dinner, as Sora looked out the window a little and thought about him and Kairi
    setting sail together. All of a sudden, a large dark ball of energy appeared
    over the island.
    Kairi, who was still out, was there at the time, and the Heartless took her
    heart. Sora jumped out the window of his house and got to the island, and saw
    Kairi and Riku's boats... empty! The Heartless appeared around Sora, although
    since he had only a wooden sword, he had no hope of fighting them over. Sora
    then made his way to the top of the island, where Riku was waiting. Riku seemed
    to know everything that was happening, knowing that the island was soon to be
    destroyed, and how it was being devoured by darkness. Riku himself was then
    taken away by darkness, and then the mysterious voice helped Sora out and
    gifted him with a Keyblade, the weapon he needed to fight the Heartless.
    Using the Keyblade, Sora was able to defeat the Heartless. He then went over to
    the secret place, in which had become a door. He passed through the cave and
    found Kairi, who had been severely weakened. The Heartless had already taken
    her heart. She then passed through Sora, and then she too was devoured by the
    darkness. After that, the island was destroyed by the Heartless. All that was
    remaining was a small piece of land, where a Darkside Heartless awaited Sora.
    He then fought a battle with the large Darkside Heartless, and afterwards a
    large, dark ball of energy sucked all of Destiny Islands up, Sora and all.
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    Sora then woke up near some barrels in a new world. Donald and Goofy then
    passed, realizing that a star was going out. Goofy saw someone over the corner
    where Sora was, but knowing Goofy's average intelligence, Donald ignored him
    and continued. Goofy then urged Pluto to follow, but being a dog and having a
    good sense of smell, Pluto sniffed Sora out. He then thought it was a dream,
    but then Pluto smashed his paws down on Sora to wake him up well, and Sora
    realized that it wasn't a dream. As he walked a few steps forward, he realized
    this wasn't his island, or anywhere near. It was another world.
    As he went through the first district of the mysterious world, he happened to
    stop by an equipment shop nearby. A young man named Cid then introduced himself
    and told Sora that this sure as heck wasn't his island, and it sure wasn't
    anywhere close. Sora then went out, and took a door upstairs, and behind the
    equipment shop, and arrived at the second district. A man was then attacked and
    fell to the ground, losing his heart. It was the Heartless, yet again. Sora
    then went back to the first district, only to find it was overrun by Heartless
    too. He then went back to Cid's shop and left to find a man outside.
    The man then tells Sora that the Heartless will keep coming for Sora, as long
    as he wields the Keyblade, then he registers his astonishment on how the
    Keyblade chose a kid. Sora gets very confused on the stuff about the Keyblade
    "choosing" him, and then the man (named Leon, or Squall from Final Fantasy
    VIII) demanded that Sora handed over the Keyblade. Sora refused, and then Leon
    got angry and dueled with Sora. After the battle, whether Sora won or not, he
    then fell to the ground, unconscious. A female ninja then talked to Leon, and
    then Sora woke up again in the hotel.
    Meanwhile, Donald and Goofy were roaming the street, looking for the keyblade
    master. Aerith (Aeris from FFVII) then tickles Donald on the back, which causes
    him to freak out and grab Goofy's back. Aerith then asks them if the king sent
    them, and apparently she then led them over to the hotel, seeing that Sora had
    the key, and she knew about their job. Then, Sora wakes up very drowsy, and
    then sees what he believes was Kairi. The reason the Heartless kept appearing
    around Sora was because he wields the Keyblade. And they seek out Sora's heart,
    because he wields the Keyblade. That draws them.
    Sora then finds out that he was the chosen one to wield the Keyblade. To fight
    the Heartless. Also, Sora got to Traverse Town because the Heartless broke down
    the barrier between the different worlds, which explained how they attacked
    Destiny Islands. Ansem, a mysterious being, apparently also studied the
    Heartless a long time ago, but was then lost. He recorded his discoveries of
    the Heartless in a report, but the pages are lost throughout the worlds.
    However, Ansem had studied the Heartless too much, and lost his heart to
    darkness. Still, he appeared in Destiny Islands.
    All of a sudden, Sora's heart was strong and drew the Heartless. Leon, Yuffie,
    and Sora then left the room and jumped over to Aerith's room, with Donald and
    Goofy. After that, Donald and Goofy went off to find the leader of the
    Heartless in Traverse Town, while Yuffie and Aeris stayed. Leon went off to the
    First District, and Sora also went over to the Third District. Eventually he
    got there, and then Donald and Goofy were attacked and fell on Sora. Then they
    recognized Sora as the key-bearer, and after the Heartless in the town were
    destroyed, a large piece of Heartless armor landed down and attacked.
    Eventually, the Guard Armor was defeated, although not destroyed. As they had
    orders from the king, Donald and Goofy had to go with Sora to find him. Sora
    agreed to go, and then he tried to cheer up. After all, he did want to go on
    their ship to other worlds and find Riku and Kairi. But meanwhile... a band of
    evil Disney characters were watching the three. Maleficent, the mistress of
    darkness and evil, then intended on using Sora for her evil plans... and for
    tricking him into joining. Sora didn't know he was being watched, though. And
    thus, Sora, Donald, and Goofy set a course to the Coliseum.
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    When they arrived at the Coliseum, the trio marched inside and found a small
    character working. Sora spoke to him, and was given orders to push a pedestral
    over to him (Phil). Sora then tried, but couldn't push it. Sora spoke to Phil
    again, telling him how heavy it was, and then Phil turned around and saw Sora,
    Donald, and Goofy, thinking that it was Hercules who had come around. Phil then
    told them to shove off, since he was preparing stuff for a competition of
    heroes versus Heartless in the Olympus Coliseum. Donald then knocked some sense
    into Phil, telling him that the trio were heroes.
    Phil still didn't buy them, even though he himself couldn't push the pedestral.
    He then challenged Sora to a game of smashing crates. After Sora managed this
    twice, Phil gave Sora the Thunder spell, refused him, and told him to go away.
    As Sora walked out, rather disappointed, a strange man in a black robe arrived.
    Hades. Hades then gave Sora a pass to the tournament. But why? Why would an
    evil person such as Hades give Sora a pass? Sora didn't know it at the time,
    but Hades was an evil enemy intent on getting Sora killed in the tournament,
    and then dealing with Hercules.
    Sora showed the pass to Phil, who immediately put him inside the tournament. He
    then managed to defeat a few Heartless. Phil then spoke to him a little, and
    then a man with spiky blond hair, and a silent mood passed by. Cloud from Final
    Fantasy VII. Phil, although not knowing about Hades' evil plans, knew that
    Cloud and Sora would end up facing each other, and that Cloud would be a tough
    one to beat. After that, the next match began. After two rounds were won, Phil
    then mentioned Hercules, wishing that he was here. Then rounds four and five
    were won. Hades was just watching this all...
    As Sora was dancing in victory to beating the fifth round, Hades was in a dark
    cell, watching their all. Cloud was there as well, and Hades then ordered Cloud
    to defeat Sora. As the great lord of the Underworld, it was quite surprising
    that Hades wasn't just taking Sora on by himself. Then Hades revealed that he
    wanted Cloud to kill Hercules. As Hades was babbling on, Cloud just walked away
    and left, with Hades deeming him as "stiffer than the stiffs back home". After
    that, Sora beat a large, fat Heartless and a few magical ones, and then Sora
    and Cloud ended up against each other.
    Cloud was shortly defeated by Sora, and then as he lay there wounded, Hades
    became infuriated and brought out the great Guardian of the Underworld:
    Cerberus. A three headed demon dog from hell, as it was deemed from Final
    Fantasy VIII. Hercules then arrived, and tried to take on Cerberus, as Cloud
    was carried out. Sora, Donald, and Goofy were also pushed out of the Coliseum,
    but then Sora demanded Phil to let him take on Cerberus. Phil unexpectedly let
    him, and then Hercules, who was losing anyway but took down a little bit of
    Cerberus's health, then fled. Sora and his two companions won the battle.
    Phil then dubbed the trio as junior heroes, which first of all made Donald
    angry. But Hercules then told them that they'd have to find out how to become
    heroes by themselves, just like he did. However, the games weren't for a while,
    so Sora and co. left, promising to come back for the next one. Phil then shared
    his surprise of Sora defeating Cerberus. As he was leaving, Sora found Cloud
    sitting down. Hades had tricked Cloud into doing evil deeds, and getting the
    darkness into his heart. Cloud was also searching for someone (Sephiroth), and
    Hades had promised to help.
    Then, Sora was granted one of Cloud's abilities, the Sonic Blade. Cloud then
    went forward to search for the light, and then Sora, Donald, and Goofy departed
    to the Gummi Ship and set a course for Wonderland. When it became dark, Hades
    was still around, extremely angry about Sora's victory over Cerberus. Hades
    then looked at a picture of Hercules, and got even more infuriated. He then
    decided to let Hercules train Sora, and then in the next games he would kill
    both of them. After that, Maleficent passed by, and then let Hades fight to his
    heart's content against Sora.
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    The three fell into a secret room of Wonderland, and then they saw a White
    Rabbit running down the hall, as he appeared to be late for something. Sora
    then followed, and they came to a small room with a doorknob on a huge door.
    The White Rabbit, looking very small, ran through a tiny door. Sora talked to
    the doorknob, asking how he got so small. The doorknob, who could talk, then
    just said sleepily that Sora was too big, and then it went back to sleep. After
    that, a bottle appeared on the table behind them. Suddenly, a large group of
    Heartless appeared, although they were nothing on Donald's magic.
    After all the Heartless were gone from the room for a small time, Sora drank
    the bottle and while he was big, pushed a bed to reveal a small door, and then
    they entered the Queen's court. A girl named Alice was trapped inside a cage,
    and was found guilty as charged for apparently stealing the Queen's heart
    (although obviously, it was the Heartless who did this). Sora then rushed to
    Alice's defense, and offered to bring back evidence of the culprit, showing how
    Alice was innocent. So then the Queen let him, and the trio walked into the
    A Cheshire Cat appeared, telling Sora that he could find four pieces of
    evidence. Three easy, and one hard. After Sora found them all, the Cheshire Cat
    granted Sora with the ability to use ice magic and cast Blizzard. Then Sora
    went back to the Queen's court, and asked one of the cards to let him show the
    evidence to the Queen. Sora brought five boxes of evidence, but the Queen only
    let him take one. One of the boxes opened and revealed something random (Alice,
    Sora, Donald and Goofy, the Queen of Hearts, or a Heartless), but nonetheless,
    the Queen then ordered the Cards to do off with Sora's head.
    Once the battle began, Alice's cage was taken to the top of the court.
    Meanwhile, Maleficent came along and took Alice, for her own reasons. However,
    no one knew this at the time. Sora then destroyed the tower near the Cards, and
    the cage went down, without Alice! The cards then went back to their positions,
    and the Queen ordered Sora to immediately find out who on earth did this. Sora
    then went into the woods, and Donald asks the Cheshire Cat if he's seen Alice.
    The sly cat hasn't seen Alice, but it has seen shadows of Heartless. Then Sora
    enters the Bizarre Room, and gets on the ceiling.
    Inside the room, there are two lamps, and another large horde of Heartless.
    After Donald and Goofy deal with them, using shield techniques and fire/ice
    magic, Sora turns both lamps on, and a shadow appears on the floor of the
    Bizarre Room. Sora then backtracks over to the floor, and there they fight a
    large shadow Heartless called the Trickmaster. After it is defeated, the
    Doorknob wakes up, and then yawns. When its mouth opens, a keyhole is revealed.
    Suddenly, Sora emits a beam from the Keyblade, and a door is heard closing.
    After that, the world is locked away from the Heartless.
    Once the Keyhole is sealed, the Doorknob drops a mysterious gummi piece, unlike
    any others. The Cheshire Cat appears, after his true enjoyment of the fight
    between the Trickmaster and Sora. He then tells them that Alice has been taken
    off to the darkness, so she's obviously in another world. That finishes off
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    As Sora, Donald, and Goofy got out of Wonderland and drove in the direction of
    Deep Jungle, Donald accidentally crashed the gummi ship right into a jungle,
    and then Sora found himself inside a tree house, and Mickey, Kairi, Riku,
    Donald, and Goofy were nowhere to be found. As he sat there wondering where
    they were, all of a sudden a large jaguar came out and attacked Sora! Whether
    the jaguar or Sora won the battle, a man named Tarzan (remember him from
    Disney?) then appeared and took care of the jaguar (Sabor). Sora then tried to
    tell Tarzan that he was looking for Kairi and Riku.
    Then Kairi passes by! As Sora tries to get up and look, he realizes he was only
    hallucinating. Tarzan then understands Sora in that he's trying to look for
    Riku, and then he says: "*&&X%". Tarzan, since he does live with the gorilla
    tribe, was speaking in gorilla language. *&&X% is gorilla for "heart", although
    this isn't currently known. Meanwhile... Donald and Goofy are right outside a
    tent, separate from Sora. A gorilla then appears, and then a hunter named
    Clayton follows. This very strange man then takes Donald and Goofy inside the
    Sora and Tarzan then make their way down to the tent. When they get there, they
    collected slides, and then entered, where they meet Tarzan's wife, Jane.
    Clayton then brings in Donald and Goofy. Clayton made a few rude remarks, but
    it is believed at this moment that Clayton is a friend. However, Clayton has
    been out hunting the gorillas. He has lost his heart to the darkness and the
    Heartless, making him an evil man with nasty plans. Sora, Jane, Donald, Goofy,
    and Tarzan then watched the slides, trying to make some sense out of Tarzan's
    mystery word.
    Inside the slides, Sora sees a very familiar looking area... the tower of
    Hollow Bastion. Sora then asks where Kairi and Riku are, but then Clayton says
    that they aren't here. Goofy had found a gummi though, which hinted that King
    Mickey could be here. Tarzan then offers to go with Sora, Donald, and Goofy to
    meet Kerchak, the leader of the gorillas, inside the jungle. Clayton then
    grinned mischeviously and walked out. After that, they went over to the tree
    house that Sora began in. A little before that, Tarzan ran into Kerchak, who
    didn't listen to anything he had to say.
    When they reach the tree house, a gorilla named Terk is playing, then all of a
    sudden, Clayton tries to shoot, although he missed Terk by several inches, as
    he was interrupted by a loud screech from Donald. Clayton then tried to make up
    an excuse that he was aiming at a snake and saving the gorilla's life, although
    everyone knew he was just trying to hunt the gorillas down. Clayton then goes
    over to the tent at the bottom of the area. Sora then made his way back down to
    the tent, but he was attacked by Sabor at the bottom. Still, Donald's magic,
    Tarzan's power, and Sora's awesome Keyblade beat him easily.
    Once they got inside, Clayton was receiving a large scolding from Jane. He was
    then forbidden from ever going near the gorillas again. He then went outside,
    and then thinking that Sora couldn't hear him, he then growled to himself that
    he wished to hunt down all the gorillas. He then started smoking his pipe, and
    then shot. He apparently didn't do anything with the gunshot though. Sora
    walked outside and then voila - Heartless were appearing and attacking the
    gorillas. Clayton had apparently summoned all the Heartless here to kill the
    Tarzan and Sora then helped save all the gorillas, and then he went back to the
    tent and talked to Jane. After that, they heard a gunshot go off. Sabor then
    attacked again, but was no match for Sora and Tarzan. Sabor finally died... but
    then Terk came running. He then went right into the tent and ran into Jane, in
    fear. Clayton had probably been threatening to shoot, and then Terk ran off in
    fear and got to the tent. After that, they went in and neither Terk not Jane
    were inside. Tarzan then somehow knew that Jane was trapped inside the tree
    After that, Sora and Tarzan went back to climbing trees, and near the tree
    house, they found a large black fruit, trapping Jane and Terk. They then
    destroyed it, and then they were freed. The last thing that Jane could remember
    was that Clayton had come to the tent, with hints that Clayton had kidnapped
    both of them. After that, they went over to the Bamboo Thicket, and then they
    saw Clayton, some Heartless, and all the poor gorillas in the whole place. It
    was now that Tarzan knew it wasn't Clayton. He had lost his heart, and had to
    be stopped. After that, Tarzan and Sora defeated all the Heartless.
    Clayton then summoned a large, very hard to see, and strong Heartless, the
    Stealth Sneak. Sora and Tarzan managed to get past Clayton's healing power and
    then they beat the two, getting rid of them both. Sora then learned to cast
    Cure. Kerchak then appeared, and in return for saving all the gorillas, he
    threw Sora, Donald, and Goofy up the cliff. Tarzan then climbed up. After that,
    the four make their way past waterfalls and get to the very top of the Deep
    Jungle. After that, Jane appeared there. Clayton had lost his heart, which was
    why he was using the Heartless.
    Jane then realized that Tarzan's mystery word (*&&X%), meant heart. He meant
    friends in the heart when he uttered sounds like a gorilla, making such
    symbols. All of a sudden, a Keyhole then appears, and then Sora's Keyblade
    emits a beam again, sealing another world from the Heartless, and then another
    gummi appeared, although it wasn't King Mickey's. Mickey certainly isn't in
    Deep Jungle. After that, Terk then appeared and jumped on Donald, having a new
    admirer. =P Donald did now that Daisy would kill him if he brought Terk home
    with him, though.
    Sora, Donald, and Goofy didn't take Tarzan with them though, because there is a
    rule that when you go to other worlds, you cannot do any kind of meddling, like
    taking someone from that world with you. After that, it showed the dark place
    where the villains Jafar, Oogie Boogie, Ursula, Captain Hook, and Maleficent
    were. They knew that Clayton's heart was weak and he just let the Heartless get
    control of them. Maleficent and the others also had another plan to unleash the
    world into eternal darkness, using the hearts of seven princesses. The three
    heroes then went to Traverse Town, thinking Leon might know something about the
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    Back in Traverse Town, Sora used a Red Trinity ability he gained from Deep
    Jungle to crash through a waterway in the Second District, and then they
    entered a chamber and found Leon and Aerith inside. The two then tell them that
    there's a Keyhole in every world, so Sora just has to seal all of them to keep
    the Heartless away from them. Sora then shows Leon the Gummi, and Aerith
    suggests to show it to Cid. After that, Leon gives Sora an Earthshine stone, to
    take to the Fairy Godmother in Merlin's house at the Third District. First of
    all though, Sora went back to the First District's Accessory Shop.
    He showed the gummi to Cid, who told him that it was a navigation gummi, which
    would enable him to travel to even more worlds. Cid then told Sora that he
    would install it, but he told him to deliver a very old book first, to an empty
    house at the Third District. So Sora took the book and then made his way over
    to the Third District, and then cast a Fire spell on a door there, which made
    it open. He then entered the house, and then saw an image of Kairi. Sora got
    incredibly confused, and then noticed that it wasn't Kairi. Then a wizard named
    Merlin entered the empty room.
    Merlin then turned the room back into his study. He had been asked by King
    Mickey to train Sora in magic. After doing so, Sora gave the book to Merlin.
    The book had a secret, that when you put pages into it, it gets larger. You can
    use the book to go over to the Hundred Acre Wood, and the more pages it gets,
    the more areas in the Hundred Acre Wood are available. Sora then saw a carriage
    at the upper-right of the room and opened it, and then it turned into the Fairy
    Godmother, whom Sora showed the Earthshine to. Apparently, the Earthshine used
    to be a creature.
    A time ago, the creature in the Earthshine (Simba) had his world consumed into
    darkness, but Simba kept on and had a strong heart, which made him turn into a
    gem. This meant that Simba's body was gone, but his spirit lived on. The Fairy
    Godmother then cast a spell on the Earthshine and turned him back, which made
    Simba a summon. Merlin then told Sora to go back to Cid's Accessory Shop. Sora
    then left the Magician's Study (originally the Empty House), and then outside
    on the Third District, several Heartless appeared. But then they were all
    defeated by none other than Riku.
    Sora then poked his fingers into Riku's mouth and made him grin. After that, he
    found out that Kairi was not with Riku. Riku then suggested that Kairi was
    looking for them, but as he was talking a Heartless appeared behind him. Sora
    then defeated it with his Keyblade. That was when Riku noticed Donald and
    Goofy. Goofy then told Riku that Sora was the Keyblade master, which made Riku
    jealous. He then took Sora's Keyblade and looked at it, although he tossed it
    back. Then Donald ordered Sora not to let Riku come with them, because that
    would be meddling. As they were talking, Riku then ran away!
    The trio was still happy that Riku was safe, however. After that, they then
    entered a small house nearby, and found Cid, Leon, Aerith, and Yuffie inside.
    They then told Sora about a sorceress named Maleficent, who destroyed their
    world nine years ago and is the reason that several Heartless are in Traverse
    Town. As they were talking, Riku met Maleficent in the town, who was watching
    Sora with Donald and Goofy. Maleficent then convinced Riku that Sora no longer
    cared about him and while Riku spent all that time searching for him, Sora
    simply replaced him with Donald and Goofy.
    Maleficent then tricked Riku into coming with her. Riku, who's heart was heavy
    with anger against Sora and would do anything to save Kairi, then agreed to
    come with her. After that, Cid tells Sora that the navigation gummi is
    installed on the ship, and this unlocked Agrabah, and beyond that, Monstro,
    Atlantica, Halloween Town, and last but not least, Neverland. Then Cid gave
    Sora the Warp Gummi, which allowed him to transport the gummi ship to any world
    he's been to before. Cid then went back to the First District, and stopped
    working at the Accessory Shop. Instead, he started selling gummis.
    Aerith then told Sora that she was rather concerned about the bell that rang,
    although Yuffie said that it was all boarded up and nobody could get to it. Cid
    then suggested that Sora ring the bell a total of three times. So then, Sora
    went back to the Second District and got to the roof of the gizmo shop, and
    then rang the bell three times. After that, none other than a Keyhole appeared,
    over in the Third District's courtyard. The trio then went there, but was
    attacked by Guard Armor! After a very easy fight, Guard Armor's feet became its
    arms and its arms became its feet, turning it into... Opposite Armor!
    After a moderate fight, Sora then sent a beam through his Keyblade, sealing the
    Keyhole and stopping the Heartless. After that, Sora gained the power of wind,
    and got a Navi-G gummi. Before leaving though, Sora, Donald, and Goofy went to
    the Accessory Shop, and sitting down on the floor was the wooden boy we all
    know as Pinocchio. Jiminy, who just happened to be Pinocchio's conscience,
    asked him what he was doing. Pinocchio DID want to become a real boy, but he
    had to be good first. He then told a lie, which made his nose become longer.
    After he told the truth though, it was all good. Sora then left for Agrabah.
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    Right before Sora, Donald, and Goofy got to Agrabah, Jafar and Maleficent were
    there, who are both looking for a girl named Jasmine. Maleficent then gives
    Jafar the full information about the final Keyhole, which you also learn just
    by listening to them. The two are searching for the seven princesses of heart,
    and trying to use them to unlock the final Keyhole in the Hollow Bastion and
    then devour the world into endless darkness. Jafar then summoned several
    Heartless and ordered them to find Jasmine, but Maleficent then gave him a
    warning not to use them too much.
    Later, Jafar had been devoured by the Heartless and the darkness because he
    didn't listen to Maleficent, but he just walked off and ignored her advice, and
    while they were talking, it showed Jasmine overhearing everything they were
    saying. Sora, Donald, and Goofy then made it past some of the Heartless and
    then reached a place where Jasmine was hiding. She then told them that her
    father was the sultan of Agrabah, and that the vizier Jafar had overrun Agrabah
    and was terrorizing it. Then Jasmine hoped that a character she had just been
    with, Aladdin, was okay, as he had wondered off, but then Jafar appeared.
    Jafar then offered Jasmine more suitable company than Sora and his two friends,
    although she didn't fall for his evil tricks. She then disappeared, and then
    Jafar recognized Sora and summoned several Heartless. After they defeated them,
    they went off to search for Aladdin, and first went into his house to find a
    magic carpet, which went to the desert. Donald then suggested that they
    followed it. When they did, they found Aladdin trapped in quicksand.
    Apparently, Jafar had found him and trapped him there, and left him to be
    killed by Heartless.
    After Sora, Donald, and Goofy took most of them out, Aladdin took out a lamp
    and ordered Genie to get rid of them. A Genie then appeared from the lamp and
    instantly eliminated all of them with a simple snap of his finger. They then
    got out of the desert, and Aladdin told them he was there looking for the Cave
    of Wonders when he found the lamp, and it was likely that Jafar trapped him in
    the quicksand. He then introduced Genie. Since Aladdin had found the lamp, he
    could summon Genie three times, and get any wish he wanted, although only three
    times, which left another two wishes.
    Aladdin then wasted one of his wishes towards becoming a magnificent prince.
    However, Genie did little to nothing, although Aladdin then told them about
    Jasmine and how much he loved her, but after hearing from Sora that he was in
    danger, he decided to join them. He then promised Genie he'd use his last wish
    to set Genie free, after Jasmine was free, though. Then they went over to
    Aladdin's house, who told them that Jafar was after the Keyhole. After leaving,
    Jafar and Jasmine were seen not too far from there. Aladdin then begged Genie
    to help, although he couldn't, seeing as how Aladdin had only one wish left.
    Jafar then told Aladdin that his second wish was denied, and then his pet bird
    Iago stole the lamp that Aladdin used to summon Genie and gave it to Jafar.
    Now, Jafar was the only one who could summon Genie. He then threw a pot down,
    which turned into a Heartless, and let it kill Sora, Donald/Goofy, and Aladdin.
    After the fight, Sora heard Jafar's laugh, coming from the desert. Aladdin knew
    that it was coming from the Cave of Wonders, where the next destination was.
    When they arrived, the Guardian of the Cave of Wonders attacked. The entrance
    to it was a tiger head, which was the battle.
    After the tiger head was weakened, the three entered the Cave of Wonders, and
    at the bottom, Sora found a pillar that went all the way up to the treasure
    room, which then went to the lamp room, where Jafar was. After the pillar was
    smashed, Jafar was seen inside the lamp room. He then made his first wish...
    showing the Keyhole. Genie then revealed the Keyhole, in which Jafar then
    proceeded to try and use. After Sora got there, Maleficent and Jafar were
    talking. Maleficent recognized Sora and then disappeared, although Jafar had
    offered to explain it to Riku (although the two soon met).
    Maleficent then let Jafar take care of Sora, Donald/Goofy, and Aladdin. It was
    then told about the door being opened with the princesses of the seven hearts
    (Jasmine being one of them), obviously plunging the world into eternal
    darkness. Jafar then made his second wish to Genie... to crush Sora! Although
    Genie still liked Aladdin, he knew that he couldn't disobey Jafar. Although I
    myself am not exactly sure, I believe that Genie would likely have disappeared.
    Either way, Genie didn't attack that much, and Sora's two companions beat him
    with ease.
    Jafar was then wounded, but he made his third wish to Genie... to become an
    almighty, powerful Genie! Of course, Jafar had not followed Maleficent's
    advice, and had become too thick to see past the fact that he would have been
    trapped inside the lamp forever if Sora got it. Iago then carried the lamp, and
    Sora and Aladdin fought at the bottom, by attacking Iago and getting the lamp.
    When Sora got it, he then trapped Jafar-Genie inside it, and then probably
    tossed the lamp into the fire, making him disappear forever. Meanwhile, Jasmine
    awakened and someone captured her (Riku told Maleficent it was him after this).
    At the top, Aladdin realized that Jasmine was missing. But Sora then used the
    usual beam and sealed the Keyhole. The Cave of Wonders started collapsing, and
    then the four got out. Aladdin knew that Jasmine was no longer in Agrabah
    anymore, but at least he had Genie's lamp. Despite how much he wanted to free
    Jasmine, he had a promise to keep. He then set Genie free, who agreed to help
    Sora find Jasmine, making him a summon. Sora, Donald, and Goofy then left.
    Similar to Tarzan, they couldn't take Aladdin with them, because doing so would
    be meddling.
    But in the meantime... Jasmine had been captured. That meant that Alice and
    Jasmine were captured, and Cinderella, Snow White, and Aurora may have been
    captured, although none of three were really related to the plot, like Alice
    and Jasmine were, and the last two princesses were. Riku then told them that he
    had captured Jasmine. Maleficent knew very well what Jafar's mistake was,
    although she wanted Riku to fall for the same thing. Maleficent then promised
    to get Kairi back (although she was lying) and Captain Hook gave Riku his
    vessel. Riku was extremely doubtful about her, but chose to obey.
    Now back to Sora.
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    As Sora's group went beyond Agrabah, they saw a large whale on the way to
    Atlantica. Donald then tried to avoid running into the whale (Jiminy called it
    Monstro, and you may know of it from Pinocchio), but seeing as how large
    Monstro was (and its mouth), they couldn't avoid being swallowed by the
    creature. Inside Monstro's stomach, Sora had a dream recalling a memory five
    years ago, when he and Riku first met Kairi, and when they discovered the
    secret place, and the mysterious door. Donald then woke Sora up, and he stopped
    Jiminy Cricket explained where they were, and then he spotted Pinocchio jumping
    across the water in the area, and then they followed Pinocchio over to the
    other side of the area, where they met his father, Geppetto. He and Pinocchio
    just happened to be swallowed by Monstro. As Sora and Geppetto were talking,
    Pinocchio spotted a very familiar character walking away. Sora then followed
    Pinocchio and met none other than... Riku! Riku still happened to be very
    jealous about Sora's Keyblade, and he then took Pinocchio and ran away, forcing
    Sora to go through Monstro and find him.
    When they reached the sixth chamber of Monstro, Riku was found with Maleficent.
    She told Sora that all Sora was doing was deserting him for the Keyblade,
    Donald and Goofy. Riku told her to mind her own business, and she then
    disappeared. Sora then told Riku what he was doing was wrong, but Riku wouldn't
    listen, as he was extremely angry with Sora and wanted to save Kairi. Sora then
    went forward and went to Monstro's bowels and saw Pinocchio trapped inside a
    Heartless called the Parasite Cage. Sora, Donald, and Goofy then fought with
    it, as Riku helped for his own reasons.
    After a very effortless fight, the Parasite Cage and Pinocchio fell through a
    pit, in which Riku followed. Sora, Donald, and Goofy then followed him, which
    led them back to the Mouth. Riku, holding Pinocchio, who had just lost his
    heart to Parasite Cage, then met Geppetto there. Riku was then extremely rude
    and told Geppetto that Pinocchio was just a puppet who had no heart, but who
    could help someone without one (Kairi, as Riku had apparently tried to restore
    Kairi's heart in this way). Sora, however, tried to stop Riku, but he escaped.
    Sora then gained the ability to jump higher, and went through the chamber that
    Riku had taken.
    Sora then met up with Riku, and saw Pinocchio lying on the floor. Riku refused
    to give Pinocchio back, and offered Sora to join up and save Kairi. Sora turns
    it down and draws his Keyblade on Riku, telling him that Pinocchio had a
    conscience, and right now it was saying loud and clear that Riku has on the
    wrong side. Riku then got ready to fight, but then Jiminy went over to
    Pinocchio, and then he got his heart back. Riku then disappeared, and let
    Parasite Cage take care of Sora. They then fought with Parasite Cage and
    defeated it easily.
    Riku was no longer inside Monstro. Rather, he was in the dark area that the
    Disney villains were in, standing with Maleficent. She told Riku that Kairi had
    lost her heart to the Heartless, and then she asked him to find the seven
    princesses of heart, which would lead to the heart of all worlds. However,
    Maleficent was tricking Riku. Her plan was to find them, and then unlock a
    marvelous Keyhole, which would unleash supreme darkness upon the world.
    Maleficent then gave Riku the power to control the Heartless. Monstro coughed
    Sora's gummi ship out, and then they went beyond, to Atlantica.
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    For some strange reason, when Sora's group landed in Atlantica they were given
    fins and builds like a fish. Sora met with a girl named Ariel, a mermaid, and
    daughter of King Triton. Ariel asked Sora where he was from, but since it was
    not permitted to meddle with other worlds, instead of Sora letting on that he
    was human and from another world, he lied to Ariel that he was from another
    ocean. Soon after, several Heartless appeared, swimming towards the palace
    where Ariel's father King Triton was. Sora then agreed to go with Ariel around
    this world.
    There was an evil witch known as Ursula in Atlantica, who had likely been the
    one to summon all the Heartless to Atlantica. King Triton then destroys all the
    Heartless and orders Ariel not to leave the palace. After that, Ariel
    intentionally leaves -- with Sora -- and tells him to go over to her grotto.
    Ariel then shows Sora a lot of things that she collected with the starfish
    Flounder, and then as she leaves with Sora, two eels named Flotsam and Jetsam
    appeared, and meanwhile Ursula was watching them, thinking they'd never find
    the Keyhole.
    Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Ariel then rode a dolphin to a sunken ship. Inside,
    Sora found a Crystal Trident with a shape similar to the area where it
    belonged, inside Ariel's grotto. Sora then went to Ariel's grotto and put the
    Crystal Trident into the slot, and then King Triton appeared and shattered the
    Crystal Trident. Ariel then got upset and swam away. King Triton recognized
    Sora's group as beings from another world, as he recognized Sora as the key
    bearer. King Triton then threw Sora out, and Ariel was seen crying in an area,
    and the two eels appear.
    Ursula then comes over to Ariel and fools her into going with her, seeing new
    worlds, and no longer having to follow King Triton's orders. Due to how
    tempting Ursula's offer was, Ariel then followed Ursula. Of course, Ursula was
    fooling Ariel and was going to take her to the world of the Heartless. Sora
    then went over to Triton's palace, and then Ursula attacked Triton, stole his
    trident, and disappeared to find the Keyhole. Sora and Ariel then followed over
    to the Sunken Ship, and Sebastian opened up a path toward Ursula's lair by
    pressing a switch. Then they followed to her lair.
    Although they were scared by Ursula's glare, they managed to beat Ursula after
    a long, hard battle. Ursula then disappeared, and Sora learned the ability to
    swim through currents. He then swam through more currents, and Ursula used the
    trident to become ten times as big and powerful, although the fight wasn't as
    difficult as the last. After Ursula disappeared, Sora recovered the Trident and
    brought it to Triton, who had shattered the crystal because it had the ability
    to show the Keyhole. Triton then directed them to Ariel's grotto, where the
    Keyhole was and where it could be sealed.
    Sora then emitted the usual beam with his Keyblade and sealed the Keyhole up,
    and then apologized to Ariel for saying that he came from another ocean. After
    that, Sora left and went to Halloween Town.
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    When they arrived, Sora and his friends dressed up in spooky costumes, to scare
    anyone who tried to scare them. They proceeded a little bit on to find all the
    ghosts ignoring them, until they got to the mayor, who introduced the master of
    nightmares -- Jack Skellington. Since he had some plans, he went into Dr.
    Finkelstein's lab to prepare a Heartless dance, only the Heartless would have
    hearts! Sora entered the lab, and then he found them trying to create a heart,
    which would have been the one thing the Heartless would have needed. Sora tried
    to shoot a beam at the Keyhole they had, although it didn't work.
    Dr. Finkelstein then tried to create a heart by adding emotion, terror, fear,
    hope, despair, and pulse, but the project failed due to a lack of memory, which
    "Sally" had. After that, Jack decides to go along with Sora so they can make
    the best Halloween ever. They go over to the graveyard and find Sally, who has
    the Forget-Me-Not, which is the memory. As soon as Jack and Sally (who seem to
    like each other very, very much...) have a talk in which Sally knows that the
    dance will go wrong, three small kids come out of a coffin, wanting to steal
    the heart and give it to Oogie Boogie, the terror of Halloween Town.
    When they went back to the lab, Dr. Finkelstein saw that they still needed
    surprise to complete the heart, and he told them that the mayor knew where it
    was. Meanwhile... Lock, Shock, and Barrel (the three kids) had just told Oogie
    Boogie about the heart, and then he was prepared to steal it. They found the
    Mayor in the "boneyard" and he challenged them to a puzzle of touching
    tombstones in the order that ghosts came out of them. After Sora did that, he
    go the Jack-in-the-box, which was the surprise. Sora then took it back to
    Finkelstein, to get a huge surprise.
    As Dr. Finkelstein was about to complete it (and he did), Lock, Shock, and
    Barrel knocked him out of his chair and stole the heart. Jack found his dog,
    Zero, who then told them that Lock, Shock, and Barrel had gone with a walking
    bathtub. Sora and Jack followed them down to Oogie's Manor and then went to the
    Evil Playroom, where Lock, Shock, and Barrel were. After a very easy fight with
    them, the three apologized but tried to hide how to find Oogie Boogie (to find
    him, you had to get to the Torture Chamber by pulling the lever in the Evil
    Playroom). After Sora did that, he descended to the Torture Chamber.
    Oogie Boogie then fought Sora with the equipment of the torture chamber, seeing
    that the Heartless wouldn't obey him. After that, stuffed items that were
    making Oogie Boogie solid fell out of him, and then he became flat. He had
    obviously stolen the heart so he could have made himself solid. After Jack and
    Sora leave, Oogie Boogie then suddenly became one with his whole manor! He was
    using the power of darkness from the various orbs on the bridges to make
    himself big. However, they were all quickly destroyed, and Oogie Boogie's whole
    manor (and him) were destroyed.
    Jack and Sally then united inside Dr. Finkelstein's lab, saying that the next
    year at Halloween, they'd make a great Halloween together. Sora then left
    Halloween Town.
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    As Sora, Donald, and Goofy went even further in their ship, they eventually ran
    into a large pirate ship. They tried to avoid it, but it was just about
    hopeless. After the pirate ship rammed Sora's gummi ship, he was alone on deck,
    without Donald and Goofy. And then he noticed none other than Riku. Riku
    couldn't have cared less about Donald or Goofy, and then he pointed at Kairi,
    who wasn't in good shape. She had lost her heart, which was why Riku was
    traveling with Maleficent. Then Captain Hook blocked Sora's way to Kairi, and
    Riku summoned several Heartless, not listening to Sora's warning.
    Riku then summoned a special Heartless, Shadow Sora, which was Sora's opposite.
    After that, he opened a hatch and Sora fell in it, along with Donald, Goofy,
    and Peter Pan, who was here to save his girlfriend Wendy. A pixie was also with
    Riku, her named being Tinker Bell. After a rather humorous scene, she opened up
    the door, letting them out. Peter himself had the ability to fly, something
    that Sora couldn't fully do yet. As they were heading forward, Tinker Bell
    tried giving everyone some pixie dust so they could fly, although it didn't
    help one bit.
    But meanwhile, Riku was with Captain Hook. Riku said he didn't care what
    Maleficent's plan was, if it could get Kairi back (not realizing that Kairi was
    one of the seven and that Maleficent was going to wipe him out, and unleash
    eternal darkness to the world). Hook's assistant Smee then reported that Peter,
    Sora, Donald, and Goofy escaped, and then Hook released stronger Heartless to
    take care of them. Eventually the four finally found Wendy, above on the next
    floor, although it was boarded up and couldn't be reached. Wendy noticed Kairi
    next to her, who wasn't moving at all.
    Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Peter then quickly made their way up to the deck. Just
    before it though, the shadow that Riku summoned attacked them, but Sora was
    able to beat it. It was his equal, Anti-Sora. Peter then opened a hatch to find
    Wendy, unconscious. Wendy wasn't one of the seven princesses, so she didn't
    lose her heart, but the reason she was unconscious is unknown. I personally
    believe that Captain Hook and Smee may have knocked her out. To make matters
    worse, Kairi was gone. When they got to the deck, Captain Hook told them that
    Riku had escaped with Kairi.
    Captain Hook then summoned a band of Heartless but then noticed the crocodile
    that had taken his arm off. He is then about to put Sora off the plank into the
    crocodile's mouth, but just as he falls, Peter Pan tells him that he can fly if
    he believes. I then believe that now, Sora believed that he could indeed fly,
    but nevertheless he managed to do it, and then Captain Hook and Smee
    disappeared. Peter Pan then appeared, holding a lantern with Tinker Bell
    trapped inside it. Sora then vanquished all the Heartless. Meanwhile, Peter Pan
    went to Captain Hook's cabin, pretended to be Smee, and then attacked him.
    Absolutely furious, Hook fought with Sora, but he was no match for him. Captain
    Hook then fell off the plank and was devoured by the crocodile. Still, Kairi
    was gone. Sora then decided to go to Hollow Bastion, but Tinker Bell wanted
    first to go to the clock tower. A puzzle had been set up there, as three clocks
    said 12:00 and one said 11:45. Sora then fixed that with his Keyblade, and
    Neverland's Keyhole appeared. Neverland was then sealed (and Sora got a Navi-G
    Piece) but then Riku's memory went back to the day when he and Sora were
    searching the secret place. It then shows him seeing a Keyhole. Yes, this is
    Riku's memory, not Sora's. Thanks to Andrew Mayes for telling me this.
    The scene switches to Riku and Maleficent. Riku had Kairi over at Hollow
    Bastion, and then Maleficent tries to make Riku not realize that she wants him
    to be devoured by darkness by telling him not rely on it too much. But then she
    gives Riku even more power, and talks about Beast, whose girlfriend (Belle, one
    of the seven princesses) is inside the castle and that he would soon attack.
    After that, Sora was given the ability to summon Tinker Bell. The party then
    left to Hollow Bastion, so they could travel to a new world after Cid fixed the
    Gummi on the ship.
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    Sora went over to Cid's and took the Navi-Gummi they had found in Neverland and
    the one they had found in Wonderland and then Cid started hooking them up to
    their ship. Meanwhile, Sora was upset. He still hadn't found King Mickey, and
    Kairi had lost her heart. Sora then started believing he could find it, and
    then since Kairi's heart was inside Sora, one of her memories came to Sora.
    Kairi and her grandmother were inside the library of Hollow Bastion (which was
    Kairi's home) and the grandmother talked about Kingdom Hearts -- a door full of
    darkness, but the deepest light slept from within.
    Cid then hooked it up, warned Sora about how dangerous it was, and gave him the
    Transform-Gummi. Sora then left.
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    Sora, Donald, and Goofy disembarked from their ship, and then a loud roar was
    heard. They make their way to an island above, and then Sora found Riku talking
    to Beast (as in Beauty and the Beast). When their world disappeared, Belle was
    separated from Beast. Beast believed, and he got to Hollow Bastion, where he
    knew Belle was. Beast them proceeded to attack Riku, but was quickly seized.
    When Sora got there, Riku then told him that it was all over, that he hadn't
    what it had to save Kairi, and that the Keyblade belonged to him. The Keyblade
    then went from Sora to Riku. Donald and Goofy then followed Riku away.
    Riku tossed Sora the sword he had used at the beginning, which was of course
    useless against Heartless. Beast then decided to join Sora, and the two were
    alone, without Donald or Goofy anymore. Sora and Beast then went underwater and
    opened a locked door inside the chapel, and then they went into the large door
    inside the chapel. Meanwhile, Maleficent was in the grand hall, with six of the
    seven princesses. But Maleficent didn't have all seven yet. Inside, Beast saw
    Belle following, but then Belle turned into a Heartless. This made Beast
    absolutely furious, since the Heartless obviously wasn't Belle, and then he
    leaped at the Heartless, and the door slammed behind him, locking him out.
    After that, Riku appeared again, with Donald and Goofy by his sides, and the
    Keyblade. He then warned Sora that the darkness would destroy him, and then he
    transformed into a dark form. Sora knew that it wouldn't, which made Riku
    launch a dark ball of energy from his Keyblade. Goofy then ran to Sora's rescue
    and blocked the dark energy. Goofy had finally come to his senses and realized
    that Riku's plans were evil, and that what he was doing was wrong. Donald also
    followed him back. Sora then tried to knock some sense into Riku, telling him
    how as long as he, Donald, and Goofy were together, their hearts would be one,
    and would defeat the darkness. Sora then readied his sword.
    The Keyblade then disappeared from Riku's hand and went back to Sora. Riku's
    heart was full of darkness, whilst Sora's was full of light. The two then
    proceeded to duel, and then Sora won. Riku, still in his dark form, then lost
    it and went back to his normal appearance, and then retreated through a door in
    which four pieces would be needed to open. Sora then found them and placed them
    inside it. Riku was then talking to the hooded man that appeared in Destiny
    Islands: Ansem! Riku was quite curious as to how he lost the Keyblade, and how
    Sora's heart was stronger than his. Ansem then had a clever idea.
    Riku, who would have done anything to steal Sora's Keyblade and save Kairi,
    then freed and released his heart to Ansem, who then filled it with darkness.
    Riku then lost his own control. Sora then made the long way across several lift
    stops, and opened up a tower to get inside the castle chapel. Riku and
    Maleficent were currently in the grand hall. Riku then talked in a strange,
    dark voice to Maleficent, and got the Keyblade of darkness. who plans to unlock
    the Keyhole and unleash darkness to devour the entire world. Still, Maleficent
    needed Kairi to unlock the Keyhole. She then heard Sora, Donald, and Goofy
    inside, and then proceeded to deal with them, while Riku guards Kairi.
    When Sora entered the chapel, he then fought with Maleficent and beat her.
    Then, she walked away while incredibly weak. Riku appeared and then showed his
    Keyblade to Sora. He then told Sora that his Keyblade had the ability to unlock
    people's hearts. Riku then rapidly turned around and threw his sword into
    Maleficent's heart and disappeared. Maleficent was then engulfed in green
    flames, and her heart became darkness itself. She turned into a dragon, but was
    beaten by Sora after a difficult fight. After that, the Dragon disappeared, and
    Maleficent was finally gone.
    After the Dragon is no more, Riku appeared again and mentioned how Maleficent
    failed to see how the darkness was eating away at her heart in the first place,
    and how fitting her death was. Riku then disappeared again, and then Sora
    crossed the top of the Lift Stop and arrived in the Grand Hall where Maleficent
    was drawing power from the princesses. As they made their way up, Goofy was
    then blocked by a barrier of energy, leaving only Sora and Donald. Sora noticed
    Kairi, lying on the ground. He then tried to wake her up, only for Riku to tell
    him that she wouldn't wake, and that she had lost her heart.
    It was then that Sora realized. This wasn't Riku. Riku couldn't be this evil,
    know this much, and talk in such a strange way, not to mention that he referred
    to Kairi as "that girl". Sora then demanded that the stranger controlling Riku
    (Ansem) give Riku back his heart. But Riku refused. He then pointed the
    Oblivion keyblade at Sora's heart, and then Sora fell to the ground in pain.
    Riku then gave the knowledge to Sora that Kairi's heart rested within Sora, and
    that her heart was reacting to Riku's Oblivion keyblade. Riku then introduced
    himself as Ansem - the seeker of darkness, who was going to use the power of
    all the seven princess to unleash the world into eternal darkness.
    Riku then walked over to Sora, pointed it at his heart, and just as he was
    about to draw his Oblivion keyblade into Sora's heart, take Kairi's, and use it
    to destroy the world, Kairi, who was still alive and had just awakened, but who
    was still inside Sora, encouraged Sora to fight back at Riku. Sora then
    awakened, and then angrily shouted at Riku that he was not going to take
    Kairi's heart, period. After, Sora fought with Riku again, who of course had
    amazing dark powers, but was still defeated. Riku then disappeared, leaving
    Sora, Donald, and Goofy alone.
    Goofy then noticed that the Keyhole wasn't quite finished yet, and to seal it,
    maybe they'd have to wake Kairi up. Sora couldn't wake Kairi up on his own
    though, so then he had an idea. He took the Oblivion that Riku had dropped, and
    then threw it into his own heart. Sora then disappeared, and Kairi's heart went
    back to her, effectively waking her up. However, Kairi refused to just let Sora
    go, as she had seen Sora disappear. Ansem then appeared in his true form, and
    then summoned all the Heartless. An image of Riku then appeared, and told them
    to run. Riku had lost his heart though, so he couldn't appear in true form.
    All of them, even Kairi, ran away. Sora, meanwhile, was falling into
    darkness... when Ansem summoned it, he then appeared as a Heartless, without
    any heart anymore. The Heartless Sora then made its way down to the bottom of
    Hollow Bastion and then to the grand hall, where he met up with Kairi, Donald,
    and Goofy. Donald and Goofy defeated the rest of them. Kairi looked at the
    Heartless Sora, and saw it in it that it was Sora. She then gave Sora back his
    heart. Beast then appeared and told them to run, although he couldn't leave
    himself, as he didn't have Belle. Sora, Kairi, Donald, and Goofy escaped.
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    Leon then reassured Sora that even though Riku had disappeared (to Kingdom
    Hearts), that he could be found again. Sora went over to Cid and told him he'd
    be off to Hollow Bastion, but then Cid told him that he had a Navi-Gummi in the
    waterway. Sora went down there and then met up with Kairi down there. It's then
    learned -- Sora and Kairi's hearts are connected, and the reason Sora returned
    was because Kairi's heart was full of light and broke through the darkness and
    restored him. Sora then took the gummi back to Cid, who installed it, and then 
    Sora returned to Hollow Bastion.
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    Hollow Bastion still remained, despite the stronger Heartless who had appeared
    from the darkness that was coming out of Hollow Bastion's dark Keyhole. Sora
    went to the Library, and then Belle and Beast were finally happily together,
    and they reunited. Sora then talked to the princesses in the Chapel and then
    entered a dark portal inside. There, they fought one of the most powerful
    Heartless inside. After it was defeated, the Keyhole appeared. Before sealing
    it, Sora sees Leon, Yuffie, and Aerith, who all lived in Hollow Bastion years
    A little bit is learned about what the Heartless did. There were large walls
    between all the different worlds in which the Heartless had destroyed, and thus
    all the worlds were connected. If they were destroyed, the walls in which they
    destroyed would reappear, and then Sora and all the others would go back to
    their original worlds and could not see each other anymore. Sora then closes
    the Keyhole, and Hollow Bastion is sealed away from the Heartless. Sora then
    finishes up everything he needs to do, and then he went to the End of the World.
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    Sora and his group then land in the ruins of worlds taken by the Heartless.
    Goofy knew that since the world was a Heartless world, it would probably
    disappear, but after Ansem was beaten, the worlds would all be restored, with
    no more Heartless. They then went to the very bottom of the End of the World
    and found a final door, and then a mysterious voice spoke to Sora and Sora
    alone. It told him that he had no turning back once he entered. When they
    entered, Sora found himself in an area that only LOOKED like his island. It
    wasn't his own island.
    The true features of the area they were in were then shown: many places
    disappearing, and a purple ocean. Sora then found an image of Riku over there.
    Of course, it wasn't Riku, since Ansem no longer had control over them. Ansem
    himself then spoke to them, talking about how darkness had control over all,
    which was wrong, since light was the clear winner. Sora then fought with Ansem,
    and then some trees disappeared. Donald and Goofy were then kicked out by a
    barrier, and only Sora could enter. He then beat Ansem and a large Darkside
    Heartless, and was taken to an abyss with Donald and Goofy.
    Ansem then told them that Kingdom Hearts was the heart of all darkness -- where
    all hearts were born. Of course, Kingdom Hearts was indeed a door full of
    darkness, but light rested within, which was what Kairi's grandmother told her
    about in the memory Sora got from Kairi's heart. Ansem then transformed into
    the World of Chaos. After Sora, Donald, and Goofy were sucked into various
    different parts, they finally met up and destroyed it. After that, Ansem then
    opened the door to Kingdom Hearts. Although it was full of darkness, Sora was
    sure that the light would find its way to Ansem.
    He then opened the door, and Ansem was engulfed in light. Being a man of
    darkness, he was ultimately defeated by the light. Since there was darkness
    coming from inside Kingdom Hearts, Sora, Donald, and Goofy then attempted to
    close the giant doors to Kingdom Hearts, to no success. As several Heartless
    then came out to attack, King Mickey appeared and defeated all of them. Riku
    was also inside, but he couldn't leave Kingdom Hearts, as I believe that it is
    where beings of darkness go. Riku couldn't leave, so the doors were closed, and
    he was locked inside.
    King Mickey and Riku were then locked away, but there had to be a door to the
    light somewhere, which meant that Riku and King Mickey would still be out
    there... somewhere. Kairi then appeared. The area of the End of the World then
    started shaking. The reason = probably because Ansem disappeared, and this area
    would disappear. Feel free to correct me. Still, Kairi and Sora were then
    separated. Kairi appears back at Destiny Islands, and relives the time when she
    and Sora were scribbling on the walls, and then a tear dropped from her eyes.
    Sora, Donald, and Goofy were still out there, but they saw Pluto with King
    Mickey's seal, which would mean that the two are out there...
    But maybe we'll know more in KH2. I can't exactly say how it'll end until KH2
    comes out. But that's another story.
                            =-+-= VII. Sequel Plans =-+-=
    I just thought I'd add this in, since there is a lot going around about the
    Kingdom Hearts sequels. This is all that I currently know about the Kingdom
    Hearts sequels and their releases:
    There will be no one but TWO Kingdom Hearts sequels. If I remember correctly,
    Kingdom Hearts II will come out sometime around summer-winter of 2004 in
    America. Which means that we just have a little time to wait for it. Kingdom
    Hearts: Chain of Memories is the other KH sequel. I do not yet know about its
    release on PS2 (I feel pretty sure that it will be released on PS2 though, but
    there is a guarantee it will be released on GBA). It should come out a little
    later than KH2. This is all I know about the sequels. I will drop any extra
    data that I collect about the sequels by here if I find out any more. Stay
    tuned, and if you know anything, contact me at richard_power1000@yahoo.com.
                      =-+-= VIII. Frequently Asked Questions =-+-=
    All guides, whether they are walkthroughs, a plot analysis, some boss guides,
    etc., need a FAQ section. So here's mine, with some of the stuff you might
    QUESTION: Why is Aeris in Kingdom Hearts? Didn't she die in Final Fantasy VII?
    How is she here?
    ANSWER: Credit to the thousand or so people who corrected me about thinking
    that Kingdom Hearts takes place before Final Fantasy VII! Anyway, Kingdom Hearts
    takes place in an entirely different dimension from FF7, FF8, and FFX. It can be
    proven in the Final Mix version.
    QUESTION: So what happened to Kairi and how did she lose her heart?
    ANSWER: My belief is that when the world was destroyed, the Heartless knew that
    she was one of the seven princesses of heart, and then took her heart. Riku
    probably didn't know this, though.
    QUESTION: Where are Sora and Riku's parents? There's no sight of them on the
    ANSWER: Detailed in the instruction manual, it says that this island is a place
    to play (and duel, in Riku's case). If you look hard enough, you can see an
    island when you're on Destiny Islands. That must be where they are. You may
    also spot the fact that Sora's mom calls him for dinner when Destiny Islands is
    QUESTION: Who is Cloud searching for?
    ANSWER: This is a good question. However, it's proven in a different version
    (Final Mix, I think) that Cloud is searching for Sephiroth, not Aeris. This is
    proven when Sephiroth is defeated. Unfortunately though, this doesn't happen in
    the regular version. Aeris does, however, know Cloud. She asks if you've met a
    specific man with spiky yellow hair in the Final Mix version.
    QUESTION: What exactly does closing the Keyholes do?
    ANSWER: The worlds themselves aren't locked away from the characters, but the
    door is closed between the Heartless and that world, which seals them away.
    This stops the Heartless from attacking that world, although you can still
    fight Heartless in those locations.
    QUESTION: Why was Riku locked inside Kingdom Hearts?
    ANSWER: Riku couldn't leave. He lost his heart, and didn't get it back unless
    when Ansem died and it passed back to him, and only being of darkness could
    pass through the door.
    QUESTION: How come the Keyblade suddenly disappeared from Riku's hand when
    talking to Sora in Hollow Bastion?
    ANSWER: In their friendship, Sora, Donald, and Goofy's hearts became one.
    Riku's was full of darkness and a desire for power, so therefore the Keyblade
    chose Sora once again.
    QUESTION: Wendy was unconscious when Peter Pan found her. How did this happen?
    ANSWER: This is one of the things that is unknown. Captain Hook, Smee, or Riku
    may have knocked her out, or she may have lost her heart somehow and got it
    back. Either way, I am unsure.
    QUESTION: What's with that weird voice of Riku's inside Hollow Bastion?
    ANSWER: Noticed he gets that voice right after Ansem possesses him? As you may
    hear, it's two voices in one. Riku's evil voice is a combination of both his
    own one and Ansem's. He loses it after Sora defeats him at the end of Hollow
    QUESTION: What of Destiny Islands? In the ending, Kairi is in the Secret Place.
    Wasn't it destroyed?
    ANSWER: Destiny Islands was indeed destroyed. First of all, when Ansem was
    beaten, all of the worlds that they had destroyed were restored. Destiny
    Islands was a good example. The area where Ansem fought with Sora for the first
    time was not really Destiny Islands.
                                 =-+-= IX. Credits =-+-=
    I would like to thank the following people, for in anyway helping me to
    complete this guide:
    - Jeff "CJayC" Veasey: for hosting this and all my other guides on this
    wonderful web site, GameFAQs. I must hold my debt towards the man who created
    the site I got started writing guides on.
    - Stephen Ng: for being a great guy and the IGN FAQs editor. I recently did an
    exclusive for IGN, and I must say I was honored. IGN is the other site I write
    guides for.
    - Jacco "Gobicamel" Kemper: the fact that we are going to write a KH guide
    together credits him here. Jacco is a great friend and he helped me a bit with
    certain parts, even if you may not realize it. Thank you, Jacco.
    - Matt "Astro Blade" Tenker: With all due credit to the other 999 people who
    corrected the KH - FF7 problem, I need to give credit to Matt especially since
    he supported this update so much, and he's also sexy. Very sexy, yeah.
    - Lots of people whom I can't even begin to count who told me about the error
    in the KH - FF7 thing, and especially Andrew Mayes, for telling me something
    about Neverland.
    - All the guys who first got me started writing from GameFAQs and all of my
    best friends like SinirothX, Psycho Penguin, Meowthnum1, CVXFREAK, Karpah,
    Crazyreyn, Gobicamel, asa2377 (OMG YOU TROLL), Warhawk, Cyril, supernova54321,
    Minesweeper, AlaskaFox, me frog, RHarrison, masterzero99, Tom Hayes, wayalla,
    djg40, MTincher, BurningFox, AquaBlast, and definitely more that I'm
    forgetting: you are some of the best friends that anyone can have, and I may
    have quit FAQing/left FCB forever without all of you. Thank you for everything
    and for motivating me to get my ass in gear.
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