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.

My Thoughts on Kingdom Hearts 3

Hello friends! I finished off Mutant Storm and reread Peace through Power and Enough. I also ordered a KH3 Sora outfit hoodie and Organization 13 trench coat over the weekend. The new chapters for this weekend were: Harry Potter and The Chance at a New Life, Tsunami, Relic of the Future, Gun Bunny, The Unseen Hunt, Black Sky (a week of updates, YAY), Seerking’s Asylum, Ripple and Mauling Snarks.

Spoilers Start

So I said I would talk about Kingdom Hearts 3 and my thoughts on it. I enjoyed it and all the worlds were fun (though I wish I could have told Baymax that I was satisfied with my care). I heard some opinions that it was too easy and I have to agree. I mean it may just be that I’m older, but I remember having a harder time on standard mode on the earlier games. I also agree with the opinion that it is a very end heavy game because the ‘final battle’ takes a long time to go through with all the cut scenes involved.

Moving on, I’m glad everyone was brought back, but wish we knew more about Xehanort and Eraqus. It seems everything was based on a game they played kids, but they’re two of the characters we know the least about. I wasn’t happy that Sora disappeared in the ending credits, but it’s obviously leading into the next story-line. Also, Luxu and four of the five Union leaders are back. Having Xigbar being Luxu wasn’t as much as a surprise to me as The Master of Masters told him, “You’ll see,” when he was told what was in the box. This indicates that he would be around to see why whatever was in the box.

We also learned that the Dandelion union leaders (and others) found a way to get transported to the future without their memories (as indicated by Ventus, Marluxia and Larxene being in the future, but not remembering the past). Skuld is also possibly mentioned as the unknown girl that was experimented on by Ansem the Wise and the Xehanort-possessed Terra. We only don’t know about Brain and Ephemer (though he showed up [sorta] to help during the pre-final battle) and we might have met Strelitzia in the ‘Final World.’ (If this doesn’t make sense to you, it’s from the phone game, Union x and it’s prequel, x [chi] (though this one was only in Japanese and isn’t around anymore and I didn’t know it was important until after I played KH3).

Finally, what’s up with the secret ending? Do Sora and Riku end up in the Yozora world or The World Ends With You world? And it also looks like the original Union leaders and Luxu will be the enemy this time. And where is the Master of Masters and Union Leader Ava? Hopefully all will be revealed soon. Also I’ve started watching x [chi] on Everglow’s channel on YouTube.

Spoilers End

I started off reading the fanfiction Reasons why HYDRA should not use FedEx by JoyisaBike. It’s a Marvel verse story where Darcy is Tony’s half sister and ends up with a FedEx package with The Winter Soldier in it. Chaos ensues (also around the time Captain America is woken up). Read the three chapters of fun, it made me chuckle.

Next, I read Saviour of Magic by Colt01. It’s a Harry Potter story where Harry escapes from Privet Drive while getting beaten by Vernon and ends up in Potter Castle. A ghost relative and the family portraits then raise him. He heads to Hogwarts smart and knowing about magic. This is a very anti-muggle story and that isn’t fully explained until much later in the story, but it almost made me stop reading at times. Still an interesting story though.

Then, I read Secret Love by White Angel of Auralon. It’s a Harry Potter story where Harry and Ginny get together New Years of his 5th year, but they keep it a secret until they accidentally let it out in 6th year. They pretend it’s new and ‘break up’ at the end of the year. Watch how things are different with Ginny having a more prominent influence on Harry earlier.

I also read Muggleborn Teacher by White Angel of Auralon. Again, it’s a Harry Potter story. This time a muggle-born wizard ends up as Harry’s elementary school teacher and helps him get away from the Dursleys. A Harry raised by scorned muggle-borns comes to school, how will that change things?

That’s it for the weekend, hope you have a great week and Valentines Day. I’ll see everyone on Friday. May Your Heart Be Your Guiding Key!