Kingdom Hearts

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Introduction

Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts is a video game by Square, the company who made the Final Fantasy series, and Disney. It featured characters from both companies, including part of the cast from Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X, and Lion King, as well as many more famous faces. It currently has two sequels, Kingdom Hearts:Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II, with three new games planned.

About

The Kingdom Hearts series follows keyblade master Sora as he works his way around various Disney worlds in order to stop both Ansem (Xehanort's Heartless) and Organization XIII in KH1 and KH2 respectively from stealing the giant world called Kingdom Hearts. Flanked by Donald Duck and Goofy, both prominent Disney characters, he not only meets up with many familiar Disney faces on his voyage throught the worlds, but also teams up with many Final Fantasy cameo characters.

Terminology

  • Keyblades- A type of sword in the shape of a key, it locks worlds from the Heartless
  • Heartless- People who have had their hearts forcibly removed, they become dark creatures obsessed with possessing hearts
  • Gummi ships- Ships composed of a rubbery substance known as 'gummi blocks,' they are used to travel between worlds
  • Nobody- The body that was left behind from the person who became a heartless that has a will of its own, but no heart.
  • Unverth- Creatures of darkness that precedes the heartless. Controled by Vanitus.

Characters

Main Characters

  • Sora
  • Riku
  • Kairi
  • Ansem
  • Donald Duck
  • Goofy
  • Roxas
  • Xemnas
  • King Mickey

Minor Characters

Pairings

No Kingdom Hearts only characters are canonically in a relationship, however there are many Disney characters in the game who are. It is a minor plot point that Sora and Riku both have a crush on Kairi.

Other

Besides these Kingdom Hearts-specific terms, other common words found in the fandom include:

  • bishonen refers to attractive male characters
  • doujinshi are fan-made Japanese comics
  • seme, which is a Japanese word and refers to the dominant member of a relationship
  • shoujo ai is a Japanese term that refers to a female/female relationship that is not as explicit as yuri
  • shounen ai is a term that refers to a male/male relationship that is not as explicit as yaoi
  • slash, which refers to a male/male relationship
  • uke, which is a Japanese word that is used in English to describe the submissive member of a relationship
  • yaoi, which is another Japanese term, refers to a slash relationship
  • yuri, which is yet another Japanese term, refers to a female/female relationship

Timeline

Below is a partial timeline of events that took place in this fan fiction community.

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2004

2005

2006

2007

Kerfluffles

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Fandom Members

Fandom Size

There are currently 22,529 Kingdom Hearts fanfictions on Fanfiction.net as of May 31, 2007. There are 26,882 stories on FanFiction.Net and 57 stories on FanLib[29] as of October 6, 2007.

There are 75 stories on FanLib as of December 7, 2007. [30]

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See also

Sources

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