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The Dark Follower is a Pureblood Heartless that can be found exclusively as a boss in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

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Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

A stronger form of the Darkside. Though more powerful, it follows the same basic patterns as its predecessor.

Send back the dark homing blasts fired from its chest with a block, then attack either its hands or, if possible, its head for maximum damage.


Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

Roxas deployed with Xaldin to Beast's Castle to eliminate a giant heartless. The two make their way through the castle in search of their target. Once the duo reaches the West Wing hallway the Dark Follower emerges from the floor the attacks the two. Xaldin identifies the giant Heartless as their target and after defeating it they RtC.


A Dark Follower is a massive, muscular, humanoid Heartless with dark purple skin. Its legs are rather short and its feet are very thin and curl upward. Its arms are rather long, and is has two relatively small, twisted wings on its back. There is a large, heart-shaped hole in the Heartless’s chest. Its head is covered in dozens of twisted, dark purple tentacles. Only its small, glowing yellow eyes are visible.


The Dark Follower's name is a clear reference to its dark color and its ability to attack using darkness. The latter part of its name could be a reference to the fact that it appears after a battle with other Heartless. "Follower" could also be a reference to the purple Shadow "followers" the Heartless summons.

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