I Need to Talk so I’ll Talk to You or Me Ranting about KHUx’s Ending

Hello everyone, I have returned and while I can’t promise I won’t leave again, I can promise I’ll say something if I decide I won’t ever post again.

This past year and a few months has been hard on many people. I will admit I had it better than some as my job never stopped working for COVID. However, the main groups I hung out with occasionally stopped meeting. Those being church and my local Pokémon Go group.

I will admit to being a person who enjoys solitude, but just being around people (even if I’m not interacting with them) recharges me a bit. It didn’t help that I moved with my family to a new state and I know very few people here and none my own age or anyone with my interests. So it’s been a little lonely.

I’m just a temp at my new job and no one is really close to my age (older) and there’s always a chance I could not be renewed after this month. It’s an interesting job, but there are times where we’re not really doing much. I’m told it gets busier soon, but they’ve been saying that for a bit.

But for what prompted me to write, it was the ending to Kingdom Hearts Union x. The worldwide version hasn’t gotten it yet, but Everglow and his team made a translation of the Japanese version’s. So fair warning there will be *spoilers*.

Wow, there’s so much to unpack. First of all, the Master of Masters’ plan to deal with the 13 original Darknesses. So based on what was said and previous episodes, Ventus locked one inside his heart and it eventually became Vanitias. The Master of Masters, Luxu, and the Five Original Union leaders, sealed 7 into their hearts because of everything that happened in the Keyblade War (though Luxu’s happened after he sent ? [Most likely either Strelitzia or Master Ava] into the future), all of which the MoM’s planned. 4 are locked in a cable between digital worlds because of things that will be explained in a little while and the last is most likely locked up with the Dandelions (or in Scala ad Calem cause we don’t know what happened to the one Luxu was fighting because supposedly he already had one inside him).

First of all, what’s the MoM’s endgame here? Because Sora is most likely going to be going against the Lost Masters sooner or later, so are they going to be taken over by the darkness or they going to pretend to be dark to get Sora and company to destroy the Darkness inside of them?

Moving past that, let’s go over what happened to the current Union Leaders and company. Lauriam, Ventus and Elrena are sent to the future. Lauriam ends up in the Dwarf Woodlands, Ventus ends up in the Keyblade Graveyard and Elrena ends up in the Enchanted Dominion. Brain’s heart gets sent to the future, but his body is the first taken over by Luxu.

The player’s character pretends to be taken over by Darkness when they, Skuld and Ephemer are surrounded by four of them. After nearly defeating Skuld and Ephemer, Ephemer sends the player and the Darknesses into the cable between worlds and locks that exit. The player reveals to the Darknesses that he was never taken over and locks the other entrance to the cable, locking all of them in. Skuld and Ephemer take the two pods sent by Brain? to the original Daybreak Town. There they find themselves alone and the world falling apart. They get back in the pods, but it’s unknown if they actually take them to the future, but it seems that at least Ephemer didn’t because it’s revealed when Brain gets to the future that Ephemer was the First Master of Scalia ad Calem and helped them rebuild after Daybreak Town fell apart. We don’t know what happens to Skuld so she may have been sent to the future or not (or even if she survived). She may have been shown as Xehenort’s mother in a part I will talk about in a little bit, but I don’t know. For all we know, the two lived out their lives and then took the pods to the future.

Okay first for this one, so we don’t know when any of the people sent to the future arrived. Ventus is the only one that has a place when can guess at, which is a few years before Birth By Sleep. For Lauriam and Elrena we don’t know if this was them arriving from the past or when they’re defeated by Sora in KH3 (though most likely the first one) and thus we still don’t know how they fell to darkness. Skuld is MIA and Ephemer most likely spent his days out building Scala ad Calem and Brain arrived at some point and maybe became Eraquis’ parent? ancestor?, who knows.

Second for this one, how did they have bodies waiting for them in the future? Based on my guess, Luxu let Scala ad Calem know when Brain would arrive so they would have a medium? body? waiting for him when he arrived. Then Brain would help them find out when the others would arrive and get the same for them? Also, someone had to know them in the future. For Brain, Luxu remembered him, but what about the others? Questions to be answered maybe at some point in time.

Finally, we have what happened to the player. When the four Darknesses confront Skuld, Ephemer and the Player, we pretend to be possessed by darkness to get Ephemer to send us with the Darknesses into the cord between data worlds. Then we lock the other exit of the cord and lock them up and fade to light. There we see all the other Dandelions go to sleep and their Chirithys taking their hearts and transforming into Dream Eaters. We decide not to got to sleep and are told our hearts will dissolve into another heart. Then we see flashes of Xehanort’s life including his mother giving him up, implying that the Player becomes Xehanort. Yes, we all have been Norted, lol. So the question is, when Xehanort decided to pass away at the end of KH3, does the Player have a chance at coming back?

So many questions and few answers. Hopefully E3 will have some more information on the 2nd Phase of Kingdom Hearts and hopefully the International version of Union x will load the last update soon. I’ll return soon with more fanfic and other things next time. And as always, May Your Heart Be Your Guiding Key.

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