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IntroductionFinal 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.
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.
- 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.
- Donald Duck
- King Mickey
- Cloud Strife
- Leon/Squall Leonheart
- Yuffie Kisaragi
- Aerith Gainsborough
- Cid Highwind
- All the Disney characters
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.
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
Below is a partial timeline of events that took place in this fan fiction community.
- On March 28, 2002, Kingdom Hearts was released in Japan. 
- On September 17, 2002, Kingdom Hearts was released in the United States and Canada. 
- On September 20, 2002, the Kingdom Hearts LiveJournal community kingdom_hearts was created. 
- On October 12, 2002, the Kingdom Hearts LiveJournal community khyaoi was created. 
- On October 21, 2002, the Kingdom Hearts RPG mailing list NeoKingdomHeartsRPG was created. 
- On November 22, 2002, Kingdom Hearts was released in Australia. 
- On October 6, 2003, the mailing list uzumaki_fanfiction was created for Uzumaki-sama's Kingdom Hearts fan fiction. 
- On January 16, 2004, the Kingdom Hearts LiveJournal community kingdomhearts2 was created. 
- On March 9, 2004, the Kingdom Hearts mailing list Kingdom_Hearts_World was created. 
- On October 1, 2004, the Kingdom Hearts RPG mailing list kingdom_hearts_rpg was created. 
- On October 15, 2004, the Kingdom Hearts LiveJournal community 0kingdom_hearts was created. 
- On October 23, 2004, the Kingdom Hearts LiveJournal community kh_drabble was created. 
- On December 11, 2004, the MySpace group KHtwo was created. 
- On January 31, 2005, the Kingdom Hearts LiveJournal community keybladerating was created. 
- On February 11, 2005, the Kingdom Hearts LiveJournal community kh_iconawards was created. 
- In April 2005, the Kingdom Hearts Google Group Kingdom-Hearts-2- was created. 
- On May 19, 2005, the MySpace Kingdom Hearts group KHLight was created. 
- On June 3, 2005, the Kingdom Hearts MySpace group CedricMontoya was created. 
- On June 27, 2005, the Kingdom Hearts RPG mailing list kingdom_hearts_heartless was created. 
- On August 10, 2005, the Kingdom Hearts MySpace group kindomcom was created. 
- On May 2, 2006, the Kingdom Hearts Livejournal community khfanficrants was created.  It was created so fans can rant about fanwork in the fandom.
- On May 29, 2006, the LiveJournal community 30_dreams was created.  It was created so authors could explore the "kiss theme." Fandoms represented by this community include but are not limited to: Card Captor Sakura, Final Fantasy VII, Gravitation, House M.D., Kingdom Hearts, Kyou Kara Maou, Mulan, Yu Yu Hakusho.
- On September 16, 2006, the Kingdom Hearts MySpace group kingdomheartz3 was created. 
- Tekkoshocon, an anime convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was held April 13 to April 15, 2007. Kingdom Hearts cos-players were one of the largest groups of cos-players represented at this convention. 
- In July and August, a number of Kingdom Hearts related secrets were being posted to fandomsecrets. 
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- lanedeluna, uzumaki_fanfiction moderator 
- uzumakisama, uzumaki_fanfiction moderator 
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