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[[Image:Heartless emblem.jpg|thumb|The emblem of the Heartless]]
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[[File:Heartless Emblem.png|thumb|The [[Heartless Emblem]].]]
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The {{nihongo|'''Heartless'''|ハートレス|Hātoresu}} are physical, living manifestations of the darkness within people's hearts. They manifest in two forms; "Pureblood" and the artificially created "Emblem" Heartless. They behave entirely devoid of emotion, hence the name "Heartless".<ref>'''Ansem Report 2''': "One thing I am sure of is that they are entirely devoid of emotion".</ref>
   
'''Heartless''' are the darkness in [[heart]]s of living beings given shape and form. They have a thirst for hearts, and are most attracted to pure hearts, such as [[Sora]]'s. Their existence became known after one was created by [[Ansem]], as revealed by his [[Ansem's Report|reports]]. Emblem Heartless were later created by [[Xehanort's Heartless]]. They first appear in ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''.
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The Heartless are the main enemy type in the [[Kingdom Hearts]] series. There are varying types and sub-types that appear as enemies in every game.
   
==Origin==
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==About==
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Heartless, as they seek and consume hearts, desire to return to the greatest heart, the heart of all worlds, [[Kingdom Hearts (world)|Kingdom Hearts]], that resides deep within the Realm of Darkness. And because of this, Heartless seek immense darkness, enough to completely consume the Realm of Light. The entryway into this place of great power is the [[Door to Darkness]], the door that separates the realm of light and the realm of darkness. However, with the efforts of [[Sora]] and [[Mickey Mouse|the King]], the door is closed, which causes the worlds lost to the darkness to be restored, and preventing a massive army of Heartless from pouring into the realm of light.
   
Though the origin of the Heartless is not explicitly described or shown, there was one point where there was not a single person with darkness in their heart, and only light existed, and as such all the worlds were connected. However, people began to grow selfish over the light, and thus darkness was born in their hearts. This darkness eventually consumed the light, but the children of light were able to craft new worlds, though they would remain separate. However, the greatest light would reside in the darkness, and until the day comes when that light breaks through the darkness, darkness would continue to thrive.
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The forces of the Heartless were extremely weakened after the door to Kingdom Hearts was sealed off, though there were still many left. At the end of ''Kingdom Hearts II'', it is unknown what exactly happened to the Heartless and if they still pose a threat. It should be noted though that Yen Sid has mentioned that the only true way to destroy all Heartless is to have all people have light filled in their hearts and no darkness, leaving nothing to create a Heartless or something for them to thrive for.
   
An unknown, but large, amount of time later [[Ansem the Wise]], the ruler of the [[Radiant Garden]], discovered the threat of the darkness. In order to combat it, he and his six apprentices, [[Xehanort]], [[Braig]], [[Xaldin|Dilan]], [[Vexen|Even]], [[Lexaeus|Aeleus]], and [[Zexion|Ienzo]], tried to find a way to prevent the darkness from consuming the world, performing many experiments on the human heart. However, Ansem the Wise began to see the immorality of what he was doing, and ceased his experiments.
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==Types==
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===Pureblood Heartless===
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The '''Pureblood Heartless''' are natural Heartless, born when people's hearts are normally consumed by darkness. They are ink-black in color, with yellow beady eyes. They are more common in places that are close to or saturated in darkness. Upon their destruction, they simply disappear in puffs of darkness.
   
But Xehanort and the others continued with their experiments, discovering the Heartless and their nature. They constructed a large factory that could reproduce the creation of Heartless, thus making Emblem Heartless. Thus, the Heartless, once a minor threat, turned into a force that threatened all the worlds.
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===Emblem Heartless===
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The '''Emblem Heartless''' are Heartless created in [[Ansem the Wise|Ansem's]] Lab. According to [[Ansem's Report|Secret Ansem's Report 5]], They were created by [[Xehanort]] using the [[Pureblood Heartless|Pureblood]] as synthesizing material.They are usually more powerful than normal Heartless and they all bear the Heartless Emblem. They were originally created by [[Xehanort]] and possibly the other apprentices.
   
==Heartless Types==
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In ''[[Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days]]'', it is revealed that "Emblem Heartless" release a [[Heart]] when defeated, unlike [[Pureblood Heartless]].
   
Pureblood Heartless are the natural Heartless, born when people's heart are normally consumed by darkness. They are ink-black in color, with yellow beady eyes. They are more common in nature in places that are close to or saturated in darkness. Upon their destruction, they simply disappear in puffs of darkness.
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==Story==
   
Emblem Heartless, on the other hand, are created from machines that reproduce the process of a heart being consumed by darkness. They have more varied shapes, colors, and are branded with Xehanort's symbol to differentiate them from the Pureblood ones. They mostly appear in the many worlds that reside in the realm of light, unlike natural born Heartless.
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===''[[Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep]]''===
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As Xehanort had yet to release the Heartless in earnest, very few Heartless appear during Terra, Ventus, and Aqua's adventure. When Ventus had still been Master Xehanort's apprentice, Xehanort had summoned several [[Neoshadow]]s in order to force the boy to embrace his darkness, but Ventus refused, and was soundly beaten by the Heartless instead of them stealing his heart.
   
==Nature==
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Much later on, as Aqua wanders the [[Realm of Darkness]] following her battle with [[Terra-Xehanort]], she encounters a pack of [[Darkside]]s. Although she immediately summons [[Master Keeper]], she decides that fighting would be useless, and lets the Darksides come at her to end her misery. However, both the [[Earthshaker]] and [[Wayward Wind]] come to her rescue, a last symbol of hope from her old friends Terra and Ventus, and destroy the Darksides.
   
Heartless, Emblem or Pureblood, possess several key characteristics that define them as Heartless. All Heartless are created when the darkness that resides in a person's heart consumes him or her, thus giving the darkness shape and form (this process occasionally forms [[Nobodies]], which are born from the body and soul left behind when the heart is lost). Being born from darkness, they are mindless and master-less, and their only goal is to find hearts, wishing to consume them and consequently create more Heartless. But what they desire above all are the hearts of worlds, and thus they enter worlds in search of the way into the hearts of the worlds. When they consume these colossal hearts, the remains of the world form new worlds, such as [[Traverse Town]] and the [[End of the World]].
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Aqua regains her spirit and fights her way through the Realm of Darkness, encountering several [[Darkball]]s.
   
At the same time, Heartless seek out the users of the Keyblade, since the Keyblades are weapons of light, light being the greatest enemy of the Heartless. In order to stop the users of the Keyblades, the Heartless use the Keyblade itself as a homing beacon, but ultimately desire to take the heart that commands it. Because of this, Keyblade wielders are under constant attack.
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Though various Pureblood Heartless appear throughout the story, the only instance where they can be actively fought is in the "Secret Episode" in ''Birth By Sleep: Final Mix''.
   
==Ranking==
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===Between ''Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep'' and ''Kingdom Hearts''===
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[[File:Heart Research.png|thumb|The research Ansem and his apprentices produced.]]
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Some time after Xehanort was taken in by [[Ansem the Wise]], Ansem became worried about the darkness and the threat it posed to the people of his kingdom, [[Radiant Garden]]. Ansem began his experiments with psychological tests, with the help of [[Even]]. One of the willing subjects was the amnesiac Xehanort, whose dormant powers Ansem could sense. At the time, Ansem and Xehanort had tried ethical experiments, but this led to their subjects' hearts to collapse.
   
Heartless, being formed from darkness, have varying strengths, depending on the amount of darkness in a person's heart. And the greater the darkness that forms a Heartless, Emblem or Pureblood, the more powerful and more monstrous it gets. This is a direct contrast to Nobodies, which determine strength by the strength of the will, and the more powerful a Nobody is, the more human it appears.
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Xehanort had confined these subjects below the [[Hollow Bastion]] and returned to check up on these patients to find creatures of pure darkness in their place. Ansem was informed of these strange beings by Xehanort and helped conduct a few experiments. During this time, Ansem and Xehanort named them Heartless. They eventually were led to the heart of Radiant Garden by one of the Heartless, leading to a meteor shower, that came from the breaking of their world's outer shell.
   
==Control==
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Following this, King Mickey befriended Ansem and warned him about the dangers the Heartless presented, giving Ansem an ultimatum: continue his research and endanger his world or stop his research and keep Radiant Garden safe. Ansem chose to end his research, but Xehanort continued on with the experiments after recruiting Ansem's other apprentices, [[Braig]], [[Dilan]], [[Even]], [[Aeleus]], and [[Ienzo]]. As they dabbled deeper into darkness in their research on the Heartless, they went insane and revolted against their teacher, Ansem. They banished him to the Realm of Darkness, where his lust for revenge drove him to become the mastermind, DiZ.
   
The Heartless, being mindless, usually have no master to direct their actions. However, there are some higher beings who can command them. But the key to controlling them is an affinity for darkness, and a strong will. Those with hearts, such as Maleficent, endanger themselves however, as the Heartless are attracted to their hearts. If they show weakness, the Heartless will not think twice of consuming their hearts.
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Without their master to bar them from unethical methods, the apprentices experimented further on the Heartless, creating a Manufactory below Ansem's lab to produce artificial Heartless—the Emblems. In time, the Heartless escaped Hollow Bastion and began terrorizing the city of Radiant Garden, devouring many hearts and many innocent lives lost.
   
On the other hand, higher ranking Heartless, like Xehanort's Heartless, can fully command other Heartless without endangering themselves. Also, [[Organization XIII]] is able to command them as well with their strong wills, but are not endangered of being consumed by them for their lack of a heart.
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After this, the apprentices had become [[Nobodies]] and no one else was around to direct the Heartless except [[Xehanort's Heartless]], leading to their decade long destruction of other worlds, leaving nothing left of Radiant Garden, but Hollow Bastion. In time, Maleficent found Radiant Garden and took over the mutilated castle the apprentices left behind.
   
==Travel==
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===''[[Kingdom Hearts (game)|Kingdom Hearts]]''===
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The Heartless appeared inside [[Sora]]'s [[Awakening]] in preparation for the coming invasion of [[Destiny Islands]]. They succeeded in separating [[Riku]] from the world, and consumed Destiny Islands and everyone who lived on the islands, all except Sora, who slew many of them with the [[Keyblade]]. After he escaped, he met [[Leon]] and [[Yuffie]], who told him about the Heartless, what creates them and what attracts them to people: the darkness in every heart (it is later revealed in the Ansem reports that the heartless' goal is to feed off of the energy of the hearts of people and worlds). This lead to Sora fighting the Heartless alongside [[Donald Duck]] and [[Goofy]] in an effort to save the worlds.
   
Heartless make use of the "corridors of darkness", inter-dimensional pathways that connect the many worlds. These pathways are located in the [[Realm of Darkness]], and thus are very dangerous to use if one is not accustomed to the darkness.
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The Heartless were actually being used by Xehanort's Heartless, who renamed himself as "[[Ansem, Seeker of Darkness]]", and [[Maleficent]], who sought to use their power to rule over all worlds. However, Maleficent's plans were thwarted by Ansem, who possessed Riku's body to pierce her body with a Keyblade formed from the Princesses of Heart, and change her into her [[Maleficent/Dragon|dark ego]]. After she was beaten by Sora, Ansem said that she was actually being used by the Heartless while they slowly ate away at her heart.
   
==Residence==
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Sora rushes to Kairi, and then encounters the Ansem-possessed Riku, who explains that Kairi's heart was inside of Sora the whole time. He also tells Sora his false name (Ansem). Ansem needed Kairi's heart so that the Heartless could devour the worlds, but Sora stood against him, and defeated him. Ansem fell, but he took Riku along with him as his vessel. After turning into a Heartless to restore Kairi's heart, then regaining his human shape from Kairi's own heart, Sora went out to save Riku from Ansem and the rest of the Heartless in [[End of the World]].
   
The Heartless reside wherever darkness is abundant, especially the Realm of Darkness. However, they also reside in places such as the End of the World, a collection of the remnants of worlds that is located near the darkness. Another area that the Heartless live in is [[The World That Never Was]], the world of the Nobodies that rests dangerously close to the darkness upon which the Heartless thrive.
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Ansem used the Heartless to try and annihilate Sora so that he could unlock [[Kingdom Hearts (world)|Kingdom Hearts]], but he was bested once again. Ansem proceeded to reach out to Kingdom Hearts to try and control the darkness from within. However, Sora spoke out, saying that he was wrong, and in actuality, Kingdom Hearts was made of [[Light]]. The light, shining through toward Ansem, destroyed his dark-fused body, giving Sora enough time to try to seal the door. This kept many Heartless from escaping the Realm of Darkness through the door.
   
==Kingdom Hearts==
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===''[[Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories]]''===
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The Heartless that appear in all of the worlds recreated from Sora's memories of his last adventure are fake, while the ones infesting the top floor of [[Castle Oblivion]] are real. The Organization was still using Sora to free hearts from the Heartless even at this point. However, the Heartless were most probably not on the Thirteenth floor until [[Larxene]]'s death.
   
Heartless, as they seek and consume hearts, also desire to return to the greatest heart, the heart of all worlds, [[Kingdom Hearts (combined heart)|Kingdom Hearts]], that resides deep within the realm of darkness. And because of this, Heartless seek immense darkness, enough to completely consume the realm of light. The entryway into this place of great power is the [[Door to Darkness]], the door that separates the realm of light and the realm of darkness. However, with the efforts of [[Sora]] and [[King Mickey|the King]], the door is closed, which causes the worlds lost to the darkness to be restored, and preventing a massive army of Heartless from pouring into the realm of light.
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===''[[Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days]]''===
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[[Roxas]] was sent by [[Xemnas]], Xehanort's [[Nobody]], to work with other Organization members and release the hearts of every Heartless that he encounters. Since only Emblem Heartless release hearts, the Organization only seeks to slay their kind; Pureblood Heartless are seen only as obstacles. This also explains when you destroy a Pureblood Heartless, such as a Shadow, on a "collect hearts" mission, they do not add to your mission gauge.
   
The forces of the heartless were extremely weakened after the door to Kingdom Hearts was sealed off, though there were still many left. At the end of Kingdom Hearts II, it is unknown what exactly happened to the heartless and if they still pose a threat. It should be noted though that Yen Sid has mentioned that the only true way to destroy all heartless is to have all people have light filled in their hearts and no darkness, leaving nothing to create a heartless or something for them to thrive for.
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However, on several missions, Roxas must destroy a number of Purebloods to complete the game. For example, during the game, Roxas must enter Wonderland to destroy a Novashadow. This, however is because if the powerful Purebloods were allowed to roam free, it would obstruct further missions in other worlds.
   
==Types==
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Roxas's sole purpose in the Organization is to destroy Emblem Heartless, and in doing so complete [[Kingdom Hearts (world)|Kingdom Hearts]] for the Organization. Thus they are the main enemy in the game.
===Pureblood Heartless===
 
[[Image:Shadow.jpg|thumb|100px|A [[Shadow]] Heartless]]
 
*[[Darkball]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*'''[[Darkside]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Gigant Shadow]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]''
 
*[[Invisible]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Neoshadow]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]'' (seen), ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]'' (fightable)
 
*'''[[Possessor]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Shadow]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]'' (Playable Kingdom Hearts)
 
*'''[[Shadow Stalker]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*'''[[Dark Thorn]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
   
===Emblem Heartless===
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Pete is also busy in the game coming up with powerful Heartless to add to Maleficent's army to conquer the universe; Roxas ended slaying most of them during his missions, causing more than one run in with an angered Pete.
*[[Aerial Knocker]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Aeroplane]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Air Champion]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*[[Air Pirate]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Air Pilote]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Air Soldier]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Air Viking]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*[[Angel Star]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*'''[[Ansem]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Aquatank]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Arch Behemoth]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]''
 
*[[Armored Knight]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*'''[[Artillery]]''' - [[Kingdom Hearts]]
 
*[[Assault Rider]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Tornado Step|Attachment Tornado]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Bandit]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Barrel Spider]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Battleship]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*'''[[Behemoth]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Bit Sniper]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*'''[[Blizzard Lord]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Black Ballade]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]''
 
*''[[Black Fungus]]'' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Blue Rhapsody]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Blue Wyvern]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]''
 
*[[Bolt Tower]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Bookmaster]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Bouncywild]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*''[[Bulky Vendor]]'' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Cannon Gun]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*'''[[Chernabog]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Chimera]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]''
 
*[[Clock Tower]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Creeper Plant]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories]]''
 
*[[Crescendo]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories]]''
 
*[[Crimson Jazz]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Crescendo|Cure Horn]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Defender]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Destroyed Behemoth]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]''
 
*[[Devastator]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Driller Mole]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Emerald Blues]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Evil Bumper]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Face]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Fat Bandit]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Fiery Globe]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Fortuneteller]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Gargoyle]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Gargoyle Knight]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Gargoyle Warrior]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Grand Ghost]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]''
 
*[[Graveyard]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Green Requiem]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*'''[[Groundshaker]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*'''[[Grim Reaper]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*'''[[Guard Armor]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*'''[[Guardian]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Hammer Frame]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Hook Bat]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*'''[[Hostile Program]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Hot Rod]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*'''[[Ice Titan]]''' - [[Kingdom Hearts]]
 
*[[Icy Cube]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*'''[[Illuminator]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Iron Hammer]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*[[Jet Balloon]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]''
 
*'''[[Kurt Zisa]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]'' (US/EU), ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]'' (Japan)
 
*[[Large Body]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Lance Soldier]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Lance Warrior]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*[[Living Bone]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Luna Bandit]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Magic Ghost]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*[[Magnum Loader]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Missilediver]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]''
 
*[[Minute Bomb]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Morning Star (Heartless)|Morning Star]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Nightwalker]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*'''[[Organization XIII Mushrooms|No. 1]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Organization XIII Mushrooms|No. 2]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Organization XIII Mushrooms|No. 3]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Organization XIII Mushrooms|No. 4]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Organization XIII Mushrooms|No. 5]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Organization XIII Mushrooms|No. 6]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Organization XIII Mushrooms|No. 7]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Organization XIII Mushrooms|No. 8]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Organization XIII Mushrooms|No. 9]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Organization XIII Mushrooms|No. 10]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Organization XIII Mushrooms|No. 11]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Organization XIII Mushrooms|No. 12]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Opposite Armor]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*'''[[Organization XIII Mushrooms]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Parasite Cage]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Perplex]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Phantom]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*''[[Pink Agaricus]]'' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]''
 
*[[Pirate]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*'''[[Pot Centipede]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Pot Scorpion]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]''
 
*[[Pot Spider]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Powerwild]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*'''[[Prison Keeper]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Rabid Dog]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*''[[Rare Truffle]]'' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Rapid Thruster]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Reckless]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Red Armor]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]''
 
*[[Red Nocturne]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*'''[[Room Core]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Rune Master]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*[[Screwdiver]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Sea Neon]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Search Ghost]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Shaman]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Sheltering Zone]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Silent Launcher]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*[[Silver Rock]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*'''[[Sneak Army]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]''
 
*[[Sniperwild]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]''
 
*[[Soldier]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Spring Metal]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Stealth Sneak]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Stealth Soldier]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix]]''
 
*'''[[Storm Rider]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Strafer]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Surveillance Robot]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Tamer]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]''
 
*'''[[Thresholder]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Tornado Step]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories]]''
 
*[[Toy Soldier]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Trick Ghost]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*'''[[Trickmaster]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*'''[[Volcanic Lord]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*''[[White Mushroom]]'' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Wight Knight]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Wizard]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[World of Chaos|WORLD OF CHAOS]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Wyvern]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*[[Yellow Opera]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
   
===Other===
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Heartless were also appearing in abundance in [[Neverland]] due to Pete manipulating [[Captain Hook]] into digging for fake treasure; the last map turned out to be real and the greed from Hook turned into a poweful Heartless known as the [[Ruler of the Sky]].
*'''[[Anti-Sora]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
*'''[[AntiForm]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]'' (Playable KHII and KHII FM+)
 
*'''[[AntiForm|Data-AntiForm]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]'' (Playable KHII and KHII FM+)
 
*'''[[AntiForm|Retro-AntiForm]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]'' (Playable KHII and KHII FM+)
 
*'''[[AntiForm|Santa-AntiForm]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+]]'' (Playable KHII FM+)
 
*'''[[AntiForm|Vampire-AntiForm]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]'' (Playable KHII and KHII FM+)
 
*[[Dark-Ansem|DARK-ANSEM]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories]]''
 
*'''[[Scar's Ghost]]''' - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Scepter|SCEPTER]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''
 
*[[Shadow Form|Shadow Sora]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts]]''
 
   
===Possibili New Heartless===
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It also saw to the appearance of more color/music based Heartless, such as [[Pink Concerto]], [[Grey Caprice]], [[Scarlet Tango]], and [[Emerald Serenade]].
*[[Big Baloon]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days]]''
 
*[[Black Flower]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days]]''
 
*[[Advanced Shadow]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep]]''
 
*[[Gran Shell]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep]]''
 
*[[Cube of Memories]] - ''[[Kingdom Hearts Coded]]''
 
   
P.S. This name is not ufficial!
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===''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''===
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After Sora awakens in [[Twilight Town]], he travels to the [[Mysterious Tower]], where he meets [[Pete]], Maleficent's second in command, who is working to try and make an army of Heartless for Maleficent to use. After a skirmish with a couple of Heartless, Sora realizes that the worlds are still in danger. He meets with the Tower's master, [[Yen Sid]], who explains Sora's new mission to him, though the Heartless have returned, they are not the main enemy this time; the new enemies are the Nobodies.
   
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In almost every world, the Heartless appear alongside Pete, Maleficent, and one of the Disney villains. It was later revealed by [[Axel]] during a war on Hollow Bastion that Organization XIII was using Sora to release the hearts of every Heartless he destroyed so that the Organization could take them and create their own Kingdom Hearts.
   
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After learning this, Sora heads for the Organization's base, [[The World That Never Was]], to try and destroy their Kingdom Hearts. After [[Ansem the Wise]] was sent to the Realm of Darkness by his exploding machine that damaged Xemnas' Kingdom Hearts, the hearts falling from the wounded moon attracted the Heartless below the castle. The Heartless climbed the castle to seek whatever they could eat. Maleficent and Pete ironically fought off their minions, the Heartless, while Sora, Kairi, Riku, and the others went on to defeat Xemnas in exchange for the Organization's castle.
   
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===''[[Kingdom Hearts coded]]''===
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The Heartless appear once again as enemies inside of the digital world in Jiminy's Journal. They are not the actual Heartless, but rather the information regarding Heartless that Jiminy wrote down during Sora's first adventure (hence why they have no real hearts to release). The Heartless cause tons of havoc in their data worlds by infecting System Sectors, which cause a variety of glitches in the world they are infesting. While inside a System Sector, Heartless can gain increased abilities by fusing with Bug Blox to become Bugged heartless. When Bugged, they become fuzzy pitch black with menu screen floating around them. They are divided into four categories.
   
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#Red: A Bugged Heartless with a red hue gains the [[Brick Wall]] ability, preventing them from being staggered by attacks.
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#Blue: A Bugged Heartless with a blue hue is able to fade into the background and become invisible. However, they are still able to be targeted with the Lock-On feature, provided Data-Sora is close enough to them.
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#Yellow: A Bugged Heartless with a yellow hue gains the [[Attack Haste]] ability, allowing them to pull off their attacks at a much faster pace.
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#Green: A Bugged Heartless with a green hue becomes larger, at the cost of some of its speed. However, its attacks are much more powerful in order to compensate for this, as well as having increased HP and defense.
   
==See Also==
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===''[[Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance]]''===
*[[Ansem the Wise]]
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Although Heartless never appear in this game they are mentioned several times. Ansem Seeker Of Darkness as one of the many forms of Xehanort appear in the game. Ansem Seeker Of Darkness is the only Heartless boss fought in the game as he is fought twice. It should be noted Heartless along side Nobodies were originally going to appear in this game, but were scrapped and replaced with Dream Eaters. A few Shadow Heartless appear in very early scans and the first trailer.
*[[Xehanort]]
 
*[[Nobody]]
 
*[[End of the World]]
 
   
[[Category:Enemies]]
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The [[Real Organization XIII]] commonly used Heartless, but also [[Nobodies]] and [[Unversed]], to continue their observations of the [[New Seven Hearts]] and the [[Replica Program]], as Sora, in his search for the remainder [[Seven Guardians of Light]], could disturb them.
   
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When the Guardians of Light arrived at the [[Keyblade Graveyard]], the Seekers of Darkness sent hordes of Heartless, Nobodies, and Unversed to attack them, eventually exhausting them. The Guardians of Light manage to neutralize them, but new hordes attack them after being summoned by [[Terra-Xehanort]], and merge to become a gigantic [[Demon Tide]], which manages to kill all the Guardians of Light. However, before the [[Lich]] could deliver the Hearts of Guardians of Light to the Seekers of Darkness, Sora manages to use the [[Power of Waking]] to bring them back to life, and even to bring them all back in time, allowing the [[Lingering Will]] to oppose Terra-Xehanort.
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Despite this, another horde of Heartless and Nobodies appear, forming another Demon Tide, although Sora manages to call on the souls of Keyblade Wielders who died during the [[First Keyblade War]] and uses their lifeless Keyblades to defeat the Demon Tide. As the Guardians prepared to leave, they are confronted by [[Dark Riku]] and [[Xigbar]], who summon a final horde of Heartless and Nobodies, but [[Yen Sid]], [[Donald]], and [[Goofy]] decided to stay with them to allow the Guardians of Light to go and fight the Seekers of Darkness.
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==Origin==
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According to legend, the people of the universe once lived in harmony on one world, with their hearts full of light. Unfortunately, they began to selfishly fight over the light, and darkness grew within their hearts, covering everything and destroying the world. The light survived in the hearts of children, who were able to rebuild the broken fragments of the one world into many, smaller [[world]]s. However, the true light was still hidden in the darkness, so the worlds remained separate.<ref>'''''Kingdom Hearts''''', '''Kairi's Grandma''': "Long ago, people lived in peace, bathed in the warmth of light. Everyone loved the light. Then people began to fight over it. They wanted to keep it for themselves. And darkness was born in their hearts. The darkness spread, swallowing the light and many people’s hearts. It covered everything, and the world disappeared. But small fragments of light survived... in the hearts of children. With these fragments of light, children rebuilt the lost world. It's the world we live in now. But the true light sleeps, deep within the darkness. That's why the worlds are still scattered, divided from each other. But someday, a door to the innermost darkness will open. And the true light will return. So, listen, child. Even in the deepest darkness, there will always be a light to guide you. Believe in the light, and the darkness will never defeat you. Your heart will shine with its power and push the darkness away. Do you understand, Kairi?"</ref> As manifestations of that Darkness, natural Heartless have existed within the Realm of Darkness ever since. However, due to the walls between the worlds, they could initially only enter the Realm of Light when summoned.
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About a decade before the events of ''Kingdom Hearts'', [[Ansem the Wise]], ruler of [[Radiant Garden]], took it upon himself to study the darkness within human hearts, so he and his apprentices, [[Xehanort]], [[Braig]], [[Dilan]], [[Even]], [[Aeleus]], and [[Ienzo]], conducted experiments on the heart beneath his castle. While these tests began with simple psychological tests on willing subjects like Xehanort, they quickly snowballed and eventually caused their subjects' hearts to collapse, producing a Heartless.
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Unable at first to determine what they were, Xehanort named them "Heartless" due to their apparent lack of emotion. After finding that the Heartless were naturally drawn to the worlds' [[Keyhole]]s, he invented a machine within the [[Hollow Bastion#Heartless Manufactory|Heartless Manufactory]] that recreated the conditions which naturally spawned Heartless in order to create artificial Heartless. In order to differentiate the natural and artificial Heartless, Xehanort set the machine to mark its creations with the castle's emblem, and named the two types "Pureblood" and "Emblem", respectively.
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After a visit from [[King Mickey Mouse]] of [[Disney Castle]], Ansem officially ceased his experiments, but they continued to be performed by his apprentices, while he was exiled by them to the Realm of Darkness.
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To further their research into Heartless, as well as the [[Keyblade]] and the [[Princesses of Heart]], the apprentices cast off their bodies and surrendered their hearts to darkness, giving birth to their Heartless and Nobodies. Against expectations, [[Ansem, Seeker of Darkness]] retained his human form, as did the apprentices' [[Organization XIII|Nobodies]]. Eventually, the witch [[Maleficent]] learned of the Heartless and began using them in her quest for power, and gave the power to lead the Heartless to those who joined her in her quest.
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Nine years before the events of ''Kingdom Hearts'', she sent a swarm of Heartless to conquer the Radiant Garden, causing it to be lost to darkness so completely that only the castle that became known as Hollow Bastion remained, even in the survivor's memories.<ref>'''''Kingdom Hearts''''', '''Leon''': "[Maleficent's] the reason this town is full of Heartless. Don’t take her lightly." / '''Aerith''': "She's been using the Heartless for years". / '''Leon''': "We lost our world, thanks to her". / '''Cid''': "One day, a swarm of Heartless took over our world!" / '''Leon''': "That was nine years ago".</ref>
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During this time, whether from the machinations of Ansem's apprentices or Maleficent herself, the Heartless became able to invade the Realm of Light at their own choosing, and whole worlds began disappearing to the darkness.
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==Nature==
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Pureblood Heartless are natural Heartless, born from the darkness in people's hearts. They are ink-black in color, with yellow beady eyes. They are more common in places that are close to or saturated in darkness. Upon their destruction, they simply disappear in puffs of darkness, without a heart leaving its body.
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Emblem Heartless, on the other hand, were originally created from machines that reproduce the process of a heart being consumed by darkness. Afterward, stolen hearts can become Emblems. They have more varied shapes, colors, and are branded with Xehanort's symbol to differentiate them from the Pureblood ones. They are more common on the worlds within the Realm of Light, and usually mimic the shape of creatures or objects within that world.
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Heartless, Emblem or Pureblood, possess several key characteristics that define them as Heartless. All Heartless are created when the darkness that resides in a person's heart consumes him or her, thus giving the darkness shape and form (this process occasionally forms [[Nobody|Nobodies]], which are born from the body and soul left behind when the heart is lost). Being born from darkness, they are mindless and act on instinct, their only goal to find hearts, and consume them to create more Heartless. But what they desire above all are the hearts of worlds, and thus they enter worlds in search of the way into the hearts of the worlds. When they consume these colossal hearts, the remains of the world form new worlds, such as [[Traverse Town]] and the [[End of the World]].
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At the same time, Heartless seek out the users of the Keyblade, since the Keyblades are able to vanquish Heartless very effectively. In order to stop the users of the Keyblades, the Heartless use the Keyblade itself as a homing beacon, but ultimately desire to take the heart that commands it. Because of this, Keyblade wielders are under constant attack.
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Heartless, being formed from darkness, have varying strengths, depending on the amount of darkness in a person's heart. The darker the heart producing a Heartless, Emblem or Pureblood, the more powerful and more monstrous the resulting being will be. An exception to this is Xehanort's Heartless, who retained his human appearance after willingly allowing darkness to take his heart (why this allows retention of human form and mind is unknown). This is a direct contrast to Nobodies, which determine rank according to the strength of the heart, and whose appearance becomes more human as they increase in power.
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The Heartless, being mindless, usually have no master to direct their actions and instead act on the instinct to gather more hearts. However, there are some higher beings who can command them. Heartless will obey those with an affinity for darkness and a strong will. If many people attempt to control them, the Heartless will side with whomever is most powerful. Those with hearts, such as Maleficent, endanger themselves however, as the Heartless are attracted to their hearts and if they show weakness, the Heartless will not think twice of consuming their hearts.
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On the other hand, higher ranking Heartless, like Xehanort's Heartless, can fully command other Heartless without endangering themselves. Also, [[Organization XIII]] is able to command them as well with their strong wills, but are not endangered of being consumed by them for their lack of a heart.
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Heartless make use of the "corridors of darkness", inter-dimensional pathways that connect the many worlds. These pathways are located in the [[Realm of Darkness]], and thus are very dangerous to use if one is not accustomed to the darkness.
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==The Heartless Invasion==
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While the Heartless were not researched with the intent of creating a fighting force, their very nature as manifestations of the destructive force of darkness made them naturally suited for conquering and destroying the various worlds. Their natural ability to travel to various worlds through the use of Corridors of Darkness makes it virtually impossible to fully defend a world from Heartless, and the method in which they are created and exist make it practically impossible to cut them off at the source. Even fighting them once they appear is made difficult due to their immunity to standard weaponry.
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While sealing a world's Keyhole will save the world itself, it is still possible for the Heartless to appear on the world and hunt the people themselves. For example, even though the [[Final Keyhole]] at The Radiant Garden and the [[Door to Darkness]] was sealed by Sora in the ''Kingdom Hearts'', the Heartless were able to remain on that world even after the destruction of the End of the World and the restoration of the worlds, and propagated to form a gigantic siege engine of over a thousand Heartless.
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The Heartless's natural danger is only increased due to the many villains who seek to harness the creatures' power for their own goals. Many of these villains, such as [[Pete]] and [[Organization XIII]], specifically seek to create abnormally strong Heartless by forcing beings with strong hearts to succumb to darkness.
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The primary weapon for destroying the Heartless is the [[Keyblade]], as it is both specially suited for manipulating the bonds between heart, body, and soul which create Heartless, and it is the only object able to thwart the Heartless in their goal of devouring a world's heart. However, in the absence of the Keyblade there are several other options. Magic is effective against the Heartless, as are magical weapons. In either situation, invading Heartless can be made disorganized by defeating the major Heartless which leads them, or the dark heart which attracted them to that world. While this does not by any means purge the world of its Heartless, it gives no small respite from their threat.
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==List of Heartless==
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===Special Heartless===
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File:Ansem, Seeker of Darkness KH.png|[[Ansem, Seeker of Darkness]]<ref>Ansem, Seeker of Darkness appears to have characteristics of both Emblem and Pureblood Heartless, in both his human and world forms. In both forms, he carries the Heartless emblem on his chest, though in human form it could possibly be an article of clothing. Notably, though, the similar outfit worn by [[Master Xehanort]] does not possess the emblem. Furthermore, the shadowy symbiote attached to him in both forms possesses the "hollow heart" shared by many other Pureblood Heartless. Though it is uncertain what the situation of this Heartless is, it is possible that this makes him both an Emblem and Pureblood Heartless.</ref>
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===Pureblood Heartless===
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<gallery widths="80">
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Anti-Sora.png|[[AntiSora]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KH3D}}
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Bit Sniper.png|[[Bit Sniper]]<br>{{KH}}
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BlockBug.png|[[Blox Bug]]<br>{{KHC}}
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Candy Apple KHX.png|[[Candy Apple]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Chocolate Gargoyle KHX.png|[[Chocolate Gargoyle]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Cloudy Sunrise KHX.png|[[Cloudy Sunrise]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Core Blox KHREC.png|[[Core Blox]]<br>{{KHR}}
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DamageBug.png|[[Danger Bug]]<br>{{KHC}}
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DarkFollowerRender.png|[[Dark Follower]]<br>{{KHD}}
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Dark Hide (Heartless) KHBBS.png|[[Dark Hide]]<br>{{FMBbS}}
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Dark Inferno KHIII.png|[[Dark Inferno]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Dark Thorn.PNG|[[Shadow Stalker and Dark Thorn|Dark Thorn]]<br>{{KHII}}
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Darkball KH.png|[[Darkball]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHC}} {{FMBbS}} {{KHX}}
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Darkling KHX.png|[[Darkling]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Darklings KHX.png|[[Darklings]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Darkside KHIII.png|[[Darkside]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHII}} {{KHD}} {{KHC}} {{KHBbS}} {{KH3D}} {{KHX}} {{0.2}} {{KHIII}}
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Darkside Ω KHX.png|[[Darkside Ω]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Demon Tide KH3.png|[[Demon Tide]]<br>{{KHX}} {{0.2}} {{KHIII}}
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Demon Tower KH0.2.png|[[Demon Tower]]<br>{{0.2}} {{KHIII}}
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Earth Core KH0.2.png|[[Earth Core]]<br>{{0.2}} {{KHIII}}
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Flame Core KHIII.png|[[Flame Core]]<br>{{0.2}} {{KHIII}}
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Flower Rider KHX.png|[[Flower Rider]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Fluttering KH2.8.png|[[Fluttering]]<br>{{KHX}} {{0.2}} {{KHIII}}
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Flutterings KHUX.png|[[Flutterings]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Gargoyle Knight.png|[[Gargoyle Knight]]<br>{{KHII}} {{KHX}}
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Gargoyle Warrior.png|[[Gargoyle Warrior]]<br>{{KHII}}
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Gargoyle_Wizard_KHUX.png|[[Gargoyle Wizard]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Gift Shadow KHX.png|[[Gift Shadow]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Gigant_Shadow_render.png|[[Gigas Shadow]]<br>{{FM}} {{KHD}} {{KHX}}
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Invisible KH.png|[[Invisible]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHD}} {{KHR}} {{KHX}}
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Lich KH3.png|[[Lich]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Lion Dancer KHX.png|[[Lion Dancer]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Lion Headliner KHX.png|[[Lion Headliner]]<br>{{KHX}}
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MassivePossessor.png|[[Massive Possessor]]<br>{{KHD}}
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MegaShadow.png|[[Mega-Shadow]]<br>{{KHD}} {{KHX}}
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MetalBug.png|[[Metal Bug]]<br>{{KHC}}
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Neoshadow (KHII).png|[[Neoshadow]]<br>{{FM}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHII}} {{KHD}} {{KHBbS}} {{KHX}} {{0.2}} {{KHIII}}
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Novashadow.png|[[Novashadow]]<br>{{KHD}}
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Orcus.png|[[Orcus]]<br>{{KHD}} {{KHX}}
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Pink Possessor KHX.png|[[Pink Possessor]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Poison Apple KHX.png|[[Poison Apple]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Possessor(boss).png|[[Possessor and Thresholder|Possessor]]<br>{{KHII}} {{KHD}} {{KHX}}
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Possessors KHX.png|[[Possessors]]<br>{{KHX}}
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PrizeBug.png|[[Prize Bug]]<br>{{KHC}}
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Ansem, Seeker of Darkness- Secret Place Appearance KH.png|[[Robed Figure]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHII}} {{KHC}} {{KH3D}} {{KHIII}}
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Rodeo Rider KHX.png|[[Rodeo Rider]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Shadow KHIII.png|[[Shadow]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHII}} {{KHD}} {{FMBbS}} {{KHC}} {{KHX}} {{0.2}} {{KHIII}}
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Shadow Glob.png|[[Shadow Glob]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHD}}
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ShadowSora.png|[[Shadow Sora]]<br>{{KH}}
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Shadow Stalker.PNG|[[Shadow Stalker and Dark Thorn|Shadow Stalker]]<br>{{KHII}}
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Sora-Heartless_(Phase_1).png|[[Sora's Heartless/Gameplay|Sora's Heartless]] Phase 1<br>{{KHC}}
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Sora-Heartless_(Phase_2).png|[[Sora's Heartless/Gameplay|Sora's Heartless]] Phase 2<br>{{KHC}}
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Sora's heartless.png|[[Sora's Heartless/Gameplay|Sora's Heartless]] as Shadow<br>{{KH}} {{KHC}}
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ThresholderScan.png|[[Possessor and Thresholder|Thresholder]]<br>{{KHII}} {{KHD}} {{KHX}}
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Water Core KH3.png|[[Water Core]]<br>{{0.2}} {{KHIII}}
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White Chocolate Statue KHX.png|[[White Chocolate Statue]]<br>{{KHX}}
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===Emblem Heartless===
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Adventurer KHX.png|[[Adventurer]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Aerial Champ.png|[[Aerial Champ]]<br>{{FMII}}
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AerialKnocker-khii.png|[[Aerial Knocker]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHII}}
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AerialMaster.png|[[Aerial Master]]<br>{{KHD}}
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Air Viking.png|[[Aerial Viking]]<br>{{FMII}}
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Aeroplane.png|[[Aeroplane]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHII}}
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Air Battler.png|[[Air Battler]]<br>{{KHD}}
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AirPirate KHII.png|[[Air Pirate]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHII}}
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Air Soldier KH3.png|[[Air Soldier]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHC}} {{KHX}} {{KHIII}}
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Amber Opera KHUX.png|[[Amber Opera]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Anchor Raider KH3.png|[[Anchor Raider]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Angel Star KH.png|[[Angel Star]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHR}}
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AntlionRender.png|[[Antlion]]<br>{{KHD}}
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Apricot Opera KHUX.png|[[Apricot Opera]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Aquatank KH.png|[[Aquatank]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHCoM}}
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Arch Behemoth.png|[[Arch Behemoth]]<br>{{FM}}
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Armed Warrior KHX.png|[[Armed Warrior]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Armored Archer KHX.png|[[Armored Archer]]<br>{{KHX}}
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ArmoredKnight-khii.png|[[Armored Knight]]<br>{{KHII}} {{KHX}}
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ArtfulFlyer.png|[[Artful Flyer]]<br>{{KHD}}
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Assault Dragon KHUX.png|[[Assault Dragon]]<br>{{KHX}}
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AssaultRider-khii.png|[[Assault Rider]]<br>{{KHII}}
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Avalanche.png|[[Avalanche]]<br>{{KHD}}
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Bag O' Coal KHX.png|[[Bag O' Coal]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Bag O' Coins KHX.png|[[Bag O' Coins]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Bag O' Gifts KHX.png|[[Bag O' Gifts]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Bag O' Jewels KHX.png|[[Bag O' Jewels]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Banana Flan KHIII.png|[[Flantastic Seven|Banana Flan]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Bandit KH.png|[[Bandit]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHII}} {{KHC}}
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Barrel Spider KH.png|[[Barrel Spider]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHCoM}}
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Barrier Master.png|[[Barrier Master]]<br>{{KHD}} {{KHX}}
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Battleship KH.png|[[Battleship]]<br>{{KH}}
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Perplex.png|[[Beffudler]]<br>{{FMII}}
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Behemoth KH.png|[[Behemoth]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHR}}
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Bitter Macaron KHX.png|[[Bitter Macaron]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Bizzare Archer KH3.png|[[Bizarre Archer]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Black Ballade render.png|[[Black Ballade]]<br>{{FM}}
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Black Fungus KH.png|[[Black Fungus]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHR}}
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BlizzardLord-khii.png|[[Blizzard Lord and Volcanic Lord|Blizzard Lord]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHII}}
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BlizzardPlant.png|[[Blizzard Plant]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHD}}
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Blitz Spear.png|[[Blitz Spear]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHD}}
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Blue Gearbit KHUX.png|[[Gearbit|Blue Gearbit]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Blue Gummi Saucer KHX.png|[[Gummi Saucer|Blue Gummi Saucer]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Blue Rhapsody KH.png|[[Blue Rhapsody]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHC}}
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Blue Trident Tail KHX.png|[[Blue Trident Tail]]<br>{{KHX}}
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BoltTower-khii.png|[[Bolt Tower]]<br>{{KHII}}
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Bookmaster KHII.png|[[Bookmaster]]<br>{{KHII}}
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Bouncywild KH.png|[[Bouncywild]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHCoM}}
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BubbleBeat.png|[[Bubble Beat]]<br>{{KHD}}
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BulkyVendor-khii.png|[[Bulky Vendor]]<br>{{KHD}} {{KHII}}
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Bully Dog.png|[[Bully Dog]]<br>{{KHD}}
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Bunch O' Balloons KHUX.png|[[Bunch O' Balloons]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Burrfish KHUX.png|[[Burrfish]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Silent Launcher.png|[[Camo Cannon]]<br>{{FMII}}
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CannonGun-khii.png|[[Cannon Gun]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHD}} {{KHII}}
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Cannoned Camel KHX.png|[[Cannoned Camel]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Carrier Ghost.png|[[Carrier Ghost]]<br>{{KHD}}
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Catastrochorus KH3.png|[[Catastrochorus]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Chaos Carriage KH3.png|[[Chaos Carriage]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Cheery Ape KHX.png|[[Cheery Ape]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Cherry Flan KHIII.png|[[Flantastic Seven|Cherry Flan]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Chief Puff KHIII.png|[[Chief Puff]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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ChillRipper.png|[[Chill Ripper]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHD}}
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Chimera render.png|[[Chimaera]]<br>{{FM}}
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Chipper Chef KHUX.png|[[Chipper Chef]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Chomper Egg KHX.png|[[Chomper Egg]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Circus Balloon KHX.png|[[Circus Balloon]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Circus Clown KHX.png|[[Circus Clown]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Circus Crab KHX.png|[[Circus Crab]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Clay Armor.png|[[Clay Armor]]<br>{{KHD}}
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Closehanded Captain KHX.png|[[Closehanded Captain]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Commander.png|[[Commander]]<br>{{KHD}}
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Colorful Copter Fleet KHX.png|[[Copter Fleet]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Crabby Cake KHX.png|[[Crabby Cake]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Cranky Cake KHUX.png|[[Cranky Cake]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Creeper Bouquet KHX.png|[[Creeper Bouquet]]<br>{{KHX}}
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CreeperPlant-Artwork.png|[[Creeper Plant]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHII}}
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Creepworm.png|[[Creepworm]]<br>{{KHD}}
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Crescendo KHII.png|[[Crescendo]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHII}} {{KHD}}
  +
Crimson Jazz KHII.png|[[Crimson Jazz]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Crimson Prankster.png|[[Crimson Prankster]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
CymbalMonkey.png|[[Cymbal Monkey]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Dark Plant KHX.png|[[Dark Plant]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Dark Score Bag KHX.png|[[Dark Score Bag]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Dark Wisp KHUX.png|[[Dark Wisp]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Darkubes.png|[[Darkubes]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Defender KH.png|[[Defender]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHC}}
  +
Deserter.png|[[Deserter]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Destroyed Behemoth Render.png|[[Destroyed Behemoth]]<br>{{KHX}} {{FM}}
  +
Destroyer.png|[[Destroyer]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Detonator.png|[[Detonator]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Devastator.png|[[Devastator]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
DirePlant.png|[[Dire Plant]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHD}}
  +
Diver KHUX.png|[[Diver]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
DrillerMole.png|[[Driller Mole]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Dual Blade.png|[[Dual Blade]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHD}}
  +
Dual Durandal KHX.png|[[Dual Durandal]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Dustflier.png|[[Dustflier]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Egg Master KHX.png|[[Egg Master]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Eggcognito KHX.png|[[Eggcognito]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Eggscapade KHX.png|[[Eggscapade]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Eggster Bunny KHX.png|[[Eggster Bunny]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Eliminator KHREC.png|[[Eliminator]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHR}}
  +
Emerald Blues.PNG|[[Emerald Blues]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Emerald Serenade.png|[[Emerald Serenade]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Emerald Sonata KHUX.png|[[Emerald Sonata]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Enraged Arachnid KHUX.png|[[Enraged Arachnid]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Enraged Elk KHX.png|[[Enraged Elk]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Fat Bandit (KHII).png|[[Fat Bandit]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHII}} {{KHC}}
  +
Ferocious Fins KHUX.png|[[Ferocious Fins]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Ferry Reaper KHUX.png|[[Ferry Reaper]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Festive Fireworks KHX.png|[[Festive Fireworks]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Fiery Globe.png|[[Fiery Globe]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Fire Plant.png|[[Fire Plant]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHD}}
  +
FlareNote.png|[[Flare Note]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Focus Popcat KH3.png|[[Focus Popcat]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Fortress Crab KHX.png|[[Fortress Crab]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Fortress Crab Ω KHX.png|[[Fortress Crab Ω]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Fortuneteller.png|[[Fortuneteller]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHII}}
  +
Frost Serpent KH3.png|[[Frost Serpent]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Gargoyle ReCoM.png|[[Gargoyle]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}}
  +
Gear Golem KHUX.png|[[Gear Golem]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Gearbit KHUX.png|[[Gearbit]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Gilled Glider KHX.png|[[Gilled Glider]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Gold Beat KH3.png|[[Gold Beat]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Gold Hammer Frame KHUX.png|[[Gold Hammer Frame]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
GoldenMushroom.png|[[Gold Tricholoma]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHR}}
  +
Golden Hook Bat KHUX.png|[[Golden Hook Bat]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Grand Ghost render.png|[[Grand Ghost]]<br>{{FM}}
  +
Grape Flan KHIII.png|[[Flantastic Seven|Grape Flan]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Graveyard.png|[[Graveyard]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Great Pretender KHX.png|[[Great Pretender]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Greedy Grouch KHUX.png|[[Greedy Grouch]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Green Gearbit KHUX.png|[[Gearbit|Green Gearbit]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Green Gummi Saucer KHX.png|[[Gummi Saucer|Green Gummi Saucer]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Green Requiem KH.png|[[Green Requiem]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHC}}
  +
Green Trident Tail KHX.png|[[Green Trident Tail]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
GreyCaprice.png|[[Grey Caprice]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Grim Guardianess KHIII.png|[[Grim Guardianess]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
GrimReaperScan.png|[[Grim Reaper]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Groundshaker.png|[[Groundshaker]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Growth Egg KHX.png|[[Growth Egg]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Guard Armor KH.png|[[Guard Armor]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHD}} {{KHC}}
  +
Guard Armor Ω KHX.png|[[Guard Armor Ω]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Guardian.png|[[Guardian]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Red Gummi Copter KHX.png|[[Gummi Copter]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Gummi Hammer KHX.png|[[Gummi Hammer]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Gummi Hound KHX.png|[[Gummi Hound]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Hammer Frame render.png|[[Hammer Frame]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHII}}
  +
Heartless Tsum KHUX.png|[[Heartless Tsum]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Heat Saber.png|[[Heat Saber]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHD}}
  +
Helmed Body KH3.png|[[Helmed Body]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
High Soldier KH3.png|[[High Soldier]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
High Wizard KHX.png|[[High Wizard]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Hocus Pocus KHX.png|[[Hocus Pocus]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Holiday Sleigh KHX.png|[[Holiday Sleigh]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Honeydew Flan KHIII.png|[[Flantastic Seven|Honeydew Flan]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Hook Bat.png|[[Hook Bat]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHII}}
  +
HotRod.png|[[Hot Rod]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
HoverGhost.png|[[Hover Ghost]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Huge Fireworks KHX.png|[[Huge Fireworks]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Huge Shenaneggan KHX.png|[[Huge Shenaneggan]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Huge Snowman KHX.png|[[Huge Snowman]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Huge Watermelon KHX.png|[[Huge Watermelon]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
IceCannon.png|[[Ice Cannon]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Icy Beast KHUX.png|[[Icy Beast]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Icy Cube.png|[[Icy Cube]]<br>{{KHD}} {{KHII}}
  +
Ifrit KHX.png|[[Ifrit (Heartless)|Ifrit]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Illuminator.png|[[Illuminator]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Infernal Engine.png|[[Infernal Engine]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Iron Giant KHUX.png|[[Iron Giant]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Iron Hammer.png|[[Iron Hammer]]<br>{{FMII}}
  +
Jack in the Box KHX.png|[[Jack in the Box]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Jack O' Lantern KHX.png|[[Jack O' Lantern]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Jet Balloon 2.png|[[Jet Balloon]]<br>{{FM}}
  +
Jewel Princess KHUX.png|[[Jewel Princess]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Jewel Sorceress KHUX.png|[[Jewel Sorceress]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
JumboCannon.png|[[Jumbo Cannon]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
King of Toys KH3.png|[[King of Toys]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
King Pretender KHX.png|[[King Pretender]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Kurt Zisa KH.png|[[Kurt Zisa]]<br>{{KH}}
  +
LanceSoldier.png|[[Lance Soldier]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHII}}
  +
Lance Warrior.png|[[Lance Warrior]]<br>{{FMII}}
  +
LandArmor.png|[[Land Armor]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
LargeArmor.png|[[Large Armor]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHD}}
  +
Large Body (KHII).png|[[Large Body]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHII}} {{KHC}} {{KHIII}}
  +
Large Fireworks KHX.png|[[Large Fireworks]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Large Rice Cake KHX.png|[[Large Rice Cake]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Large Snowman KHX.png|[[Large Snowman]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Large Watermelon KHX.png|[[Large Watermelon]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Leechgrave.png|[[Leechgrave and Tentaclaws|Leechgrave]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Lightning Angler KH3.png|[[Lightning Angler]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Lion Headliner KHX.png|[[Lion Headliner]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Living Bone.png|[[Living Bone]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHII}}
  +
LivingPod.png|[[Living Pod]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Loudmouth Parade KHUX.png|[[Loudmouth Parade]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
LunaBandit.png|[[Luna Bandit]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHII}}
  +
Lurk Lizard.png|[[Lurk Lizard]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Mad Bumper.png|[[Mad Bumper]]<br>{{FMII}}
  +
Magic Phantom.png|[[Magic Phantom]]<br>{{FMII}}
  +
Magic Popcat KH3.png|[[Magic Popcat]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
MagnumLoader.png|[[Magnum Loader]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Malachite Bolero KH3.png|[[Malachite Bolero]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Malicious Spider KHX.png|[[Malicious Spider]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Marine Rumba KH3.png|[[Marine Rumba]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Marionette KH3.png|[[Marionette]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Martial Monkey KHUX.png|[[Marital Monkey]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Mean Maiden KHUX.png|[[Mean Maiden]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Mechanitaur KH3.png|[[Mechanitaur]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Merry-Go-Rowdy KHUX.png|[[Merry-Go-Rowdy]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Metal Giant KHUX.png|[[Metal Giant]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Metal Troll KH3.png|[[Metal Troll]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Mighty Macaron KHX.png|[[Mighty Macaron]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Minute Bomb KHII.png|[[Minute Bomb]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHD}} {{KHII}}
  +
Misslediver.png|[[Missile Diver]]<br>{{FM}}
  +
Morning Star KHII.png|[[Morning Star]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHD}} {{KHII}}
  +
Munny Egg KHX.png|[[Munny Egg]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Munny Popcat KH3.png|[[Munny Popcat]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Mushroom XIII Group.png|[[Mushroom XIII]]<br>{{FMII}}
  +
Mysterious Sir KHUX.png|[[Mysterious Sir]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Necromancer.png|[[Necromancer]]<br>{{FMII}}
  +
Nightwalker KHII.png|[[Nightwalker]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Nimble Bee KHX.png|[[Nimble Bee]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Nosy Mole KHX.png|[[Nosy Mole]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Orange Flan KHIII.png|[[Flantastic Seven|Orange Flan]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Opposite Armor KH.png|[[Opposite Armor]]<br>{{KH}}
  +
Paralysis Archer KHX.png|[[Paralysis Archer]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Parasite Cage KH.png|[[Parasite Cage]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHCoM}}
  +
Parasol Beauty KH3.png|[[Parasol Beauty]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Pester Jester KHX.png|[[Pester Jester]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Phantom KH.png|[[Phantom]]<br>{{KH}}
  +
Phantomtail.png|[[Phantomtail]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Pleasure Dog KHX.png|[[Pleasure Dog]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Piercing Knight KHUX.png|[[Piercing Knight]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Pink Agaricus.png|[[Pink Agaricus]]<br>{{KH}} {{FM}}
  +
PinkConcerto.png|[[Pink Concerto]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Pirate KH.png|[[Pirate]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHCoM}}
  +
Pogo Shovel KH3.png|[[Pogo Shovel]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Poison Archer KHX.png|[[Poison Archer]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Poison Plant.png|[[Poison Plant]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Poison Pot KHUX.png|[[Poison Pot]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Pole Cannon KH3.png|[[Pole Cannon]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Polliwog KHUX.png|[[Polliwog]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Popcat KH3.png|[[Popcat]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Pot Centipede KH.png|[[Pot Centipede]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}}
  +
Pot Scorpion.png|[[Pot Scorpion]]<br>{{KHX}} {{FM}}
  +
Pot Spider KH.png|[[Pot Spider]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}}
  +
PoweredArmor.png|[[Powered Armor]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Powerwild KH.png|[[Powerwild]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHIII}}
  +
Prank Bouquet KHX.png|[[Prank Bouquet]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Pretender KHX.png|[[Pretender]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Prison Keeper.png|[[Prison Keeper]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Prize Egg KHX.png|[[Prize Egg]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Puffball KH3.png|[[Puffball]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Pumpkin Soldier KHX.png|[[Pumpkin Soldier]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Queen Bee KHX.png|[[Queen Bee]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Queen Bee Ω KHX.png|[[Queen Bee Ω]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
RabidDog.png|[[Rabid Dog]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHD}} {{KHII}}
  +
Raging Reindeer KHX.png|[[Raging Reindeer]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Raging Vulture KH3.png|[[Raging Vulture]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Rainy Loudmouth KHX.png|[[Rainy Loudmouth]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Ramuh KHUX.png|[[Ramuh]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
RapidThruster.png|[[Rapid Thruster]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Rare Truffle KH.png|[[Rare Truffle]]<br>{{KH}}
  +
RareVendor.png|[[Rare Vendor]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Ratty Rat KHX.png|[[Ratty Rat]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Rush Ghost KHX.png|[[Rush Ghost]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Ratty Rat Trio KHX.png|[[Ratty Rat Trio]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Reckless.png|[[Reckless]]<br>{{FMII}}
  +
Red Armor render.png|[[Red Armor]]<br>{{KH}}
  +
Red Bandit KHX.png|[[Red Bandit]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Red Gearbit KHUX.png|[[Gearbit|Red Gearbit]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Red Gummi Saucer KHX.png|[[Gummi Saucer|Red Gummi Saucer]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Red Nocturne KH.png|[[Red Nocturne]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHC}}
  +
Red Rose KHX.png|[[Red Rose]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Red Trident Tail KHX.png|[[Red Trident Tail]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Reversed Defender KHX.png|[[Reversed Defender]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Ribbitoad KHUX.png|[[Ribbitoad]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Ring-A-Ding KHUX.png|[[Ring-A-Ding]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Ringmaster KHX.png|[[Ringmaster]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Rock Troll KH3.png|[[Rock Troll]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Round Rice Cake KHX.png|[[Round Rice Cake]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Royal Pretender KHUX.png|[[Royal Pretender]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
RuleroftheSky.png|[[Ruler of the Sky]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Rune Master.png|[[Runemaster]]<br>{{FMII}}
  +
Rush Sheep KHX.png|[[Rush Sheep]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
SapphireElegy.png|[[Sapphire Elegy]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Satyr KH3.png|[[Satyr]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Savage Spider KHX.png|[[Savage Spider]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Savage Vanguard KHX.png|[[Savage Vanguard]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
ScarletTango.png|[[Scarlet Tango]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Scorching Star.png|[[Scorching Sphere]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Scourge Spider KHX.png|[[Scourge Spider]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Screwdiver KH.png|[[Screwdiver]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHCoM}}
  +
Sheltering Zone KH.png|[[Sea Neon]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHCoM}}
  +
Sea Sprite KH3.png|[[Sea Sprite]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Search Ghost KH.png|[[Search Ghost]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}}
  +
Sergeant.png|[[Sergeant]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Shadow Magician KHUX.png|[[Shadow Magician]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Shadow Witch KHUX.png|[[Shadow Witch]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Shaman.png|[[Shaman]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Sheltering Zone.png|[[Sheltering Zone]]<br>{{KH}}
  +
Shenaneggan KHX.png|[[Shenaneggan]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Shipwreck Shark KHUX.png|[[Shipwreck Shark]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Shiva KHUX.png|[[Shiva]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Shred Ghost KHX.png|[[Shred Ghost]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Silver Hammer Frame KHUX.png|[[Silver Hammer Frame]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Silver Rock render.png|[[Silver Rock]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Sinister Sweets KHX.png|[[Sinister Sweets]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Skater.png|[[Skater Bomb]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Sköll KH3.png|[[Sköll]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
SkyGrappler.png|[[Sky Grappler]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Sleep Archer KHX.png|[[Sleep Archer]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Sleepy Snoozer KHUX.png|[[Sleepy Snoozer]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Sly Cat KHX.png|[[Sly Cat]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
SnapperDog.png|[[Snapper Dog]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Sneak Army.png|[[Sneak Army]]<br>{{KH}}
  +
KH-Sniper Wild.png|[[Sniperwild]]<br>{{FM}}
  +
Snowy Crystal.png|[[Snowy Crystal]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Soldier KH3.png|[[Soldier]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHD}} {{KHII}} {{KHC}} {{KHIII}}
  +
Solid Armor.png|[[Solid Armor]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Sparkler KHUX.png|[[Sparkler]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Spear Lizard KH3.png|[[Spear Lizard]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Spiked Crawler.png|[[Spiked Crawler]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Spiteful Sweets KHX.png|[[Spiteful Sweets]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Spring Metal.png|[[Spring Metal]]<br>{{FMII}}
  +
Stalwart Blade.png|[[Stalwart Blade]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Stealth Sneak KH.png|[[Stealth Sneak]]<br>{{KH}}
  +
Stealth Soldier render.png|[[Stealth Soldier]]<br>{{FM}}
  +
Stinging Bee KHX.png|[[Stinging Bee]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
StormBomb.png|[[Storm Bomb]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
StormRider.png|[[Storm Rider]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Strafer.png|[[Strafer]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Strange Tree KHX.png|[[Strange Tree]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Strawberry Flan KHIII.png|[[Flantastic Seven|Strawberry Flan]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
StripedAria.png|[[Striped Aria]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Surveillance Robot.png|[[Surveillance Robot]]<br>{{KHD}} {{KHII}}
  +
Submarine Carp KHX.png|[[Submarine Carp]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Swaying Spook KHX.png|[[Swaying Spook]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
SwitchLauncher.png|[[Switch Launcher]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Swordsman KHX.png|[[Swordsman]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Tailbunker.png|[[Tailbunker]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Terrible Tomte KHX.png|[[Terrible Tomte]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Thorned Snake KHUX.png|[[Thorned Snake]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Tireblade Kh3.png|[[Tireblade]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Titan KHUX.png|[[Titan]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Tornado Step KHII.png|[[Tornado Step]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHII}}
  +
Toy Soldier.png|[[Toy Soldier]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Toy Trooper KH3.png|[[Toy Trooper]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
TrickGhost.png|[[Trick Ghost (KH2)|Trick Ghost]]<br>{{KHII}}
  +
Trick Ghost KHUX.png|[[Trick Ghost (KHUχ)|Trick Ghost]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
TrickyMonkey.png|[[Tricky Monkey]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Trickmaster KH.png|[[Trickmaster]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHC}}
  +
Trickmaster Ω KHX.png|[[Trickmaster Ω]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Trident Tail KHX.png|[[Trident Tail]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Trident Tail Ω KHX.png|[[Trident Tail Ω]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
TurquoiseMarch.png|[[Turquoise March]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Upright Defender KHX.png|[[Upright Defender]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Vaporfly KH3.png|[[Vaporfly]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
VeilLizard.png|[[Veil Lizard]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Venomous Spider KHX.png|[[Venomous Spider]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Vermilion Samba KH3.png|[[Vermilion Samba]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Violet Waltz KHX.png|[[Violet Waltz]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Vitality Popcat KH3.png|[[Vitality Popcat]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
VolcanicLord.png|[[Blizzard Lord and Volcanic Lord|Volcanic Lord]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KHII}}
  +
Wandering Spook KHX.png|[[Wandering Spook]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Warlock Step KHUX.png|[[Warlock Step]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Watermelon Flan KHIII.png|[[Flantastic Seven|Watermelon Flan]]<br>{{KHIII}}
  +
Wavecrest.png|[[Wavecrest]]<br>{{KHD}}
  +
Wayward Wardrobe KHX.png|[[Wayward Wardrobe]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Weapon Master KHUX.png|[[Weapon Master]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Werewolf KHUX.png|[[Werewolf (Heartless)|Werewolf]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
White Mushroom KH.png|[[White Mushroom]]<br>{{KH}} {{KHCoM}}
  +
White Rose KHX.png|[[White Rose]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Wibble Wobble KHX.png|[[Wibble Wobble]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Wicked Spider KHUX.png|[[Wicked Spider]]<br>{{KHX}}
  +
Wicked Watermelon KHX.png|[[Wicked Watermelon]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Wicked Wick KHUX.png|[[Wicked Wick]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Wight Knight (KHII).png|[[Wight Knight]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHII}}
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Wild Shaman KHUX.png|[[Wild Shaman]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Wily Bandit KHX.png|[[Wily Bandit]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Wily Cat KHUX.png|[[Wily Cat]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Wind-Up Leaf Cake KHX.png|[[Wind-Up Leaf Cake]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Windstorm.png|[[Windstorm]]<br>{{KHD}}
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Winterhorn KH3.png|[[Winterhorn]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Wizard KH.png|[[Wizard]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHR}}
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Wretched Witch KHUX.png|[[Wretched Witch]]<br>{{KHX}}
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Wyvern KH.png|[[Wyvern]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHC}}
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Yellow Opera KH.png|[[Yellow Opera]]<br>{{KHX}} {{KH}} {{KHCoM}} {{KHD}} {{KHC}}
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ZipSlasher.png|[[Zip Slasher]]<br>{{KHD}}
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</gallery>
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===Gummi Heartless===
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<gallery widths="80">
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Astrowarrior KH3.png|[[Astrowarrior]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Colossus Pyramid KH3.png|[[Colossus Pyramid]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Comet Crawler KH3.png|[[Comet Crawler]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Crawler.png|[[Crawler]]<br>{{KHII}}
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Dazzling Ball KH3.png|[[Dazzling Ball]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Dragonfly.png|[[Dragonfly]]<br>{{KHII}}
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Dreadshark KH3.png|[[Dreadshark]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Driller B.png|[[Driller]]<br>{{KHII}}
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Flare Shooter KH3.png|[[Flare Shooter]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Float Lantern KH3.png|[[Float Lantern]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Flower Guardian KH3.png|[[Flower Guardian]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Frost Penguin KH3.png|[[Frost Penguin]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Glacial Fortress KH3.png[[Glacial Fortress]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Heavy Laser KH3.png|[[Heavy Laser]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Hunter.png|[[Hunter]]<br>{{KHII}}
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Hunter-X.png|[[Hunter-X]]<br>{{KHII}}
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Magnespace KH3.png|[[Magnespace]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Microsix KH3.png|[[Microsix]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Octoship KH3.png|[[Octoship]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Omega Machina KH3.png[[Omega Machina]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Patafly KH3.png|[[Patafly]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Pirate Ship.png|[[Pirate Ship]]<br>{{KHII}}
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Prize Box KH3.png|[[Prize Box]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Reaper's Wheel.png|[[Reaper's Wheel]]<br>{{KHII}}
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Rocket Manta KH3.png|[[Rocket Manta]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Scarlet Shark KH3.png|[[Scarlet Shark]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Schwarzgeist KH3.png|[[Schwarzgeist]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Sonic Diver KH3.png|[[Sonic Diver]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Space Worm KH3.png[[Space Worm]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Sprinkler KH3.png|[[Sprinkler]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Stardust KH3.png|[[Stardust (Heartless)|Stardust]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Strike Shuttle KH3.png|[[Strike Shuttle]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Submarine.png|[[Submarine]]<br>{{KHII}}
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Supreme Warrior KH3.png[[Supreme Warrior]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Wing Spinner KH3.png|[[Wing Spinner]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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</gallery>
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Angelic Amber KH3.png|[[Angelic Amber]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Beasts & Bugs KH3.png|[[Beasts & Bugs]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Bouncy Cat KH3.png|[[Bouncy Pets|Bouncy Cat]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Bouncy Cow KH3.png|[[Bouncy Pets|Bouncy Cow]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Bouncy Dog KH3.png|[[Bouncy Pets|Bouncy Dog]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Bouncy Elephant KH3.png|[[Bouncy Pets|Bouncy Elephant]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Bouncy Pig KH3.png|[[Bouncy Pets|Bouncy Pig]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Buzz Lightyear KHIII.png|[[Buzz Lightyear]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Dark Baymax KHIII.png|[[Dark Baymax]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Patchwork Bear KH3.png|[[Patchwork Animal|Patchwork Bear]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Patchwork Lion KH3.png|[[Patchwork Animal|Patchwork Lion]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Air Droid Blue KHIII.png|[[Air Droid|Air Droid Blue]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Air Droid Green KHIII.png|[[Air Droid|Air Droid Green]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Air Droid White KHIII.png|[[Air Droid|Air Droid White]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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Riku- Dark Mode KH.png|[[Dark Mode|Riku (Dark Mode)]]<br>{{KH}}
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Supreme Smasher KH3.png|[[Supreme Smasher]]<br>{{KHIII}}
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</gallery>
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{{HeartlessDirectory}}
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Heartless Emblem

The Heartless Emblem.

The Heartless (ハートレス Hātoresu?) are physical, living manifestations of the darkness within people's hearts. They manifest in two forms; "Pureblood" and the artificially created "Emblem" Heartless. They behave entirely devoid of emotion, hence the name "Heartless".[1]

The Heartless are the main enemy type in the Kingdom Hearts series. There are varying types and sub-types that appear as enemies in every game.

AboutEdit

Heartless, as they seek and consume hearts, desire to return to the greatest heart, the heart of all worlds, Kingdom Hearts, that resides deep within the Realm of Darkness. And because of this, Heartless seek immense darkness, enough to completely consume the Realm of Light. The entryway into this place of great power is the Door to Darkness, the door that separates the realm of light and the realm of darkness. However, with the efforts of Sora and the King, the door is closed, which causes the worlds lost to the darkness to be restored, and preventing a massive army of Heartless from pouring into the realm of light.

The forces of the Heartless were extremely weakened after the door to Kingdom Hearts was sealed off, though there were still many left. At the end of Kingdom Hearts II, it is unknown what exactly happened to the Heartless and if they still pose a threat. It should be noted though that Yen Sid has mentioned that the only true way to destroy all Heartless is to have all people have light filled in their hearts and no darkness, leaving nothing to create a Heartless or something for them to thrive for.

TypesEdit

Pureblood HeartlessEdit

The Pureblood Heartless are natural Heartless, born when people's hearts are normally consumed by darkness. They are ink-black in color, with yellow beady eyes. They are more common in places that are close to or saturated in darkness. Upon their destruction, they simply disappear in puffs of darkness.

Emblem HeartlessEdit

The Emblem Heartless are Heartless created in Ansem's Lab. According to Secret Ansem's Report 5, They were created by Xehanort using the Pureblood as synthesizing material.They are usually more powerful than normal Heartless and they all bear the Heartless Emblem. They were originally created by Xehanort and possibly the other apprentices.

In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, it is revealed that "Emblem Heartless" release a Heart when defeated, unlike Pureblood Heartless.

StoryEdit

Kingdom Hearts Birth by SleepEdit

As Xehanort had yet to release the Heartless in earnest, very few Heartless appear during Terra, Ventus, and Aqua's adventure. When Ventus had still been Master Xehanort's apprentice, Xehanort had summoned several Neoshadows in order to force the boy to embrace his darkness, but Ventus refused, and was soundly beaten by the Heartless instead of them stealing his heart.

Much later on, as Aqua wanders the Realm of Darkness following her battle with Terra-Xehanort, she encounters a pack of Darksides. Although she immediately summons Master Keeper, she decides that fighting would be useless, and lets the Darksides come at her to end her misery. However, both the Earthshaker and Wayward Wind come to her rescue, a last symbol of hope from her old friends Terra and Ventus, and destroy the Darksides.

Aqua regains her spirit and fights her way through the Realm of Darkness, encountering several Darkballs.

Though various Pureblood Heartless appear throughout the story, the only instance where they can be actively fought is in the "Secret Episode" in Birth By Sleep: Final Mix.

Between Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom HeartsEdit

Heart Research

The research Ansem and his apprentices produced.

Some time after Xehanort was taken in by Ansem the Wise, Ansem became worried about the darkness and the threat it posed to the people of his kingdom, Radiant Garden. Ansem began his experiments with psychological tests, with the help of Even. One of the willing subjects was the amnesiac Xehanort, whose dormant powers Ansem could sense. At the time, Ansem and Xehanort had tried ethical experiments, but this led to their subjects' hearts to collapse.

Xehanort had confined these subjects below the Hollow Bastion and returned to check up on these patients to find creatures of pure darkness in their place. Ansem was informed of these strange beings by Xehanort and helped conduct a few experiments. During this time, Ansem and Xehanort named them Heartless. They eventually were led to the heart of Radiant Garden by one of the Heartless, leading to a meteor shower, that came from the breaking of their world's outer shell.

Following this, King Mickey befriended Ansem and warned him about the dangers the Heartless presented, giving Ansem an ultimatum: continue his research and endanger his world or stop his research and keep Radiant Garden safe. Ansem chose to end his research, but Xehanort continued on with the experiments after recruiting Ansem's other apprentices, Braig, Dilan, Even, Aeleus, and Ienzo. As they dabbled deeper into darkness in their research on the Heartless, they went insane and revolted against their teacher, Ansem. They banished him to the Realm of Darkness, where his lust for revenge drove him to become the mastermind, DiZ.

Without their master to bar them from unethical methods, the apprentices experimented further on the Heartless, creating a Manufactory below Ansem's lab to produce artificial Heartless—the Emblems. In time, the Heartless escaped Hollow Bastion and began terrorizing the city of Radiant Garden, devouring many hearts and many innocent lives lost.

After this, the apprentices had become Nobodies and no one else was around to direct the Heartless except Xehanort's Heartless, leading to their decade long destruction of other worlds, leaving nothing left of Radiant Garden, but Hollow Bastion. In time, Maleficent found Radiant Garden and took over the mutilated castle the apprentices left behind.

Kingdom HeartsEdit

The Heartless appeared inside Sora's Awakening in preparation for the coming invasion of Destiny Islands. They succeeded in separating Riku from the world, and consumed Destiny Islands and everyone who lived on the islands, all except Sora, who slew many of them with the Keyblade. After he escaped, he met Leon and Yuffie, who told him about the Heartless, what creates them and what attracts them to people: the darkness in every heart (it is later revealed in the Ansem reports that the heartless' goal is to feed off of the energy of the hearts of people and worlds). This lead to Sora fighting the Heartless alongside Donald Duck and Goofy in an effort to save the worlds.

The Heartless were actually being used by Xehanort's Heartless, who renamed himself as "Ansem, Seeker of Darkness", and Maleficent, who sought to use their power to rule over all worlds. However, Maleficent's plans were thwarted by Ansem, who possessed Riku's body to pierce her body with a Keyblade formed from the Princesses of Heart, and change her into her dark ego. After she was beaten by Sora, Ansem said that she was actually being used by the Heartless while they slowly ate away at her heart.

Sora rushes to Kairi, and then encounters the Ansem-possessed Riku, who explains that Kairi's heart was inside of Sora the whole time. He also tells Sora his false name (Ansem). Ansem needed Kairi's heart so that the Heartless could devour the worlds, but Sora stood against him, and defeated him. Ansem fell, but he took Riku along with him as his vessel. After turning into a Heartless to restore Kairi's heart, then regaining his human shape from Kairi's own heart, Sora went out to save Riku from Ansem and the rest of the Heartless in End of the World.

Ansem used the Heartless to try and annihilate Sora so that he could unlock Kingdom Hearts, but he was bested once again. Ansem proceeded to reach out to Kingdom Hearts to try and control the darkness from within. However, Sora spoke out, saying that he was wrong, and in actuality, Kingdom Hearts was made of Light. The light, shining through toward Ansem, destroyed his dark-fused body, giving Sora enough time to try to seal the door. This kept many Heartless from escaping the Realm of Darkness through the door.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesEdit

The Heartless that appear in all of the worlds recreated from Sora's memories of his last adventure are fake, while the ones infesting the top floor of Castle Oblivion are real. The Organization was still using Sora to free hearts from the Heartless even at this point. However, the Heartless were most probably not on the Thirteenth floor until Larxene's death.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysEdit

Roxas was sent by Xemnas, Xehanort's Nobody, to work with other Organization members and release the hearts of every Heartless that he encounters. Since only Emblem Heartless release hearts, the Organization only seeks to slay their kind; Pureblood Heartless are seen only as obstacles. This also explains when you destroy a Pureblood Heartless, such as a Shadow, on a "collect hearts" mission, they do not add to your mission gauge.

However, on several missions, Roxas must destroy a number of Purebloods to complete the game. For example, during the game, Roxas must enter Wonderland to destroy a Novashadow. This, however is because if the powerful Purebloods were allowed to roam free, it would obstruct further missions in other worlds.

Roxas's sole purpose in the Organization is to destroy Emblem Heartless, and in doing so complete Kingdom Hearts for the Organization. Thus they are the main enemy in the game.

Pete is also busy in the game coming up with powerful Heartless to add to Maleficent's army to conquer the universe; Roxas ended slaying most of them during his missions, causing more than one run in with an angered Pete.

Heartless were also appearing in abundance in Neverland due to Pete manipulating Captain Hook into digging for fake treasure; the last map turned out to be real and the greed from Hook turned into a poweful Heartless known as the Ruler of the Sky.

It also saw to the appearance of more color/music based Heartless, such as Pink Concerto, Grey Caprice, Scarlet Tango, and Emerald Serenade.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

After Sora awakens in Twilight Town, he travels to the Mysterious Tower, where he meets Pete, Maleficent's second in command, who is working to try and make an army of Heartless for Maleficent to use. After a skirmish with a couple of Heartless, Sora realizes that the worlds are still in danger. He meets with the Tower's master, Yen Sid, who explains Sora's new mission to him, though the Heartless have returned, they are not the main enemy this time; the new enemies are the Nobodies.

In almost every world, the Heartless appear alongside Pete, Maleficent, and one of the Disney villains. It was later revealed by Axel during a war on Hollow Bastion that Organization XIII was using Sora to release the hearts of every Heartless he destroyed so that the Organization could take them and create their own Kingdom Hearts.

After learning this, Sora heads for the Organization's base, The World That Never Was, to try and destroy their Kingdom Hearts. After Ansem the Wise was sent to the Realm of Darkness by his exploding machine that damaged Xemnas' Kingdom Hearts, the hearts falling from the wounded moon attracted the Heartless below the castle. The Heartless climbed the castle to seek whatever they could eat. Maleficent and Pete ironically fought off their minions, the Heartless, while Sora, Kairi, Riku, and the others went on to defeat Xemnas in exchange for the Organization's castle.

Kingdom Hearts codedEdit

The Heartless appear once again as enemies inside of the digital world in Jiminy's Journal. They are not the actual Heartless, but rather the information regarding Heartless that Jiminy wrote down during Sora's first adventure (hence why they have no real hearts to release). The Heartless cause tons of havoc in their data worlds by infecting System Sectors, which cause a variety of glitches in the world they are infesting. While inside a System Sector, Heartless can gain increased abilities by fusing with Bug Blox to become Bugged heartless. When Bugged, they become fuzzy pitch black with menu screen floating around them. They are divided into four categories.

  1. Red: A Bugged Heartless with a red hue gains the Brick Wall ability, preventing them from being staggered by attacks.
  2. Blue: A Bugged Heartless with a blue hue is able to fade into the background and become invisible. However, they are still able to be targeted with the Lock-On feature, provided Data-Sora is close enough to them.
  3. Yellow: A Bugged Heartless with a yellow hue gains the Attack Haste ability, allowing them to pull off their attacks at a much faster pace.
  4. Green: A Bugged Heartless with a green hue becomes larger, at the cost of some of its speed. However, its attacks are much more powerful in order to compensate for this, as well as having increased HP and defense.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceEdit

Although Heartless never appear in this game they are mentioned several times. Ansem Seeker Of Darkness as one of the many forms of Xehanort appear in the game. Ansem Seeker Of Darkness is the only Heartless boss fought in the game as he is fought twice. It should be noted Heartless along side Nobodies were originally going to appear in this game, but were scrapped and replaced with Dream Eaters. A few Shadow Heartless appear in very early scans and the first trailer.

Kingdom Hearts IIIEdit

The Real Organization XIII commonly used Heartless, but also Nobodies and Unversed, to continue their observations of the New Seven Hearts and the Replica Program, as Sora, in his search for the remainder Seven Guardians of Light, could disturb them.

When the Guardians of Light arrived at the Keyblade Graveyard, the Seekers of Darkness sent hordes of Heartless, Nobodies, and Unversed to attack them, eventually exhausting them. The Guardians of Light manage to neutralize them, but new hordes attack them after being summoned by Terra-Xehanort, and merge to become a gigantic Demon Tide, which manages to kill all the Guardians of Light. However, before the Lich could deliver the Hearts of Guardians of Light to the Seekers of Darkness, Sora manages to use the Power of Waking to bring them back to life, and even to bring them all back in time, allowing the Lingering Will to oppose Terra-Xehanort.

Despite this, another horde of Heartless and Nobodies appear, forming another Demon Tide, although Sora manages to call on the souls of Keyblade Wielders who died during the First Keyblade War and uses their lifeless Keyblades to defeat the Demon Tide. As the Guardians prepared to leave, they are confronted by Dark Riku and Xigbar, who summon a final horde of Heartless and Nobodies, but Yen Sid, Donald, and Goofy decided to stay with them to allow the Guardians of Light to go and fight the Seekers of Darkness.

OriginEdit

According to legend, the people of the universe once lived in harmony on one world, with their hearts full of light. Unfortunately, they began to selfishly fight over the light, and darkness grew within their hearts, covering everything and destroying the world. The light survived in the hearts of children, who were able to rebuild the broken fragments of the one world into many, smaller worlds. However, the true light was still hidden in the darkness, so the worlds remained separate.[2] As manifestations of that Darkness, natural Heartless have existed within the Realm of Darkness ever since. However, due to the walls between the worlds, they could initially only enter the Realm of Light when summoned.

About a decade before the events of Kingdom Hearts, Ansem the Wise, ruler of Radiant Garden, took it upon himself to study the darkness within human hearts, so he and his apprentices, Xehanort, Braig, Dilan, Even, Aeleus, and Ienzo, conducted experiments on the heart beneath his castle. While these tests began with simple psychological tests on willing subjects like Xehanort, they quickly snowballed and eventually caused their subjects' hearts to collapse, producing a Heartless.

Unable at first to determine what they were, Xehanort named them "Heartless" due to their apparent lack of emotion. After finding that the Heartless were naturally drawn to the worlds' Keyholes, he invented a machine within the Heartless Manufactory that recreated the conditions which naturally spawned Heartless in order to create artificial Heartless. In order to differentiate the natural and artificial Heartless, Xehanort set the machine to mark its creations with the castle's emblem, and named the two types "Pureblood" and "Emblem", respectively.

After a visit from King Mickey Mouse of Disney Castle, Ansem officially ceased his experiments, but they continued to be performed by his apprentices, while he was exiled by them to the Realm of Darkness.

To further their research into Heartless, as well as the Keyblade and the Princesses of Heart, the apprentices cast off their bodies and surrendered their hearts to darkness, giving birth to their Heartless and Nobodies. Against expectations, Ansem, Seeker of Darkness retained his human form, as did the apprentices' Nobodies. Eventually, the witch Maleficent learned of the Heartless and began using them in her quest for power, and gave the power to lead the Heartless to those who joined her in her quest.

Nine years before the events of Kingdom Hearts, she sent a swarm of Heartless to conquer the Radiant Garden, causing it to be lost to darkness so completely that only the castle that became known as Hollow Bastion remained, even in the survivor's memories.[3]

During this time, whether from the machinations of Ansem's apprentices or Maleficent herself, the Heartless became able to invade the Realm of Light at their own choosing, and whole worlds began disappearing to the darkness.

NatureEdit

Pureblood Heartless are natural Heartless, born from the darkness in people's hearts. They are ink-black in color, with yellow beady eyes. They are more common in places that are close to or saturated in darkness. Upon their destruction, they simply disappear in puffs of darkness, without a heart leaving its body.

Emblem Heartless, on the other hand, were originally created from machines that reproduce the process of a heart being consumed by darkness. Afterward, stolen hearts can become Emblems. They have more varied shapes, colors, and are branded with Xehanort's symbol to differentiate them from the Pureblood ones. They are more common on the worlds within the Realm of Light, and usually mimic the shape of creatures or objects within that world.

Heartless, Emblem or Pureblood, possess several key characteristics that define them as Heartless. All Heartless are created when the darkness that resides in a person's heart consumes him or her, thus giving the darkness shape and form (this process occasionally forms Nobodies, which are born from the body and soul left behind when the heart is lost). Being born from darkness, they are mindless and act on instinct, their only goal to find hearts, and consume them to create more Heartless. But what they desire above all are the hearts of worlds, and thus they enter worlds in search of the way into the hearts of the worlds. When they consume these colossal hearts, the remains of the world form new worlds, such as Traverse Town and the End of the World.

At the same time, Heartless seek out the users of the Keyblade, since the Keyblades are able to vanquish Heartless very effectively. In order to stop the users of the Keyblades, the Heartless use the Keyblade itself as a homing beacon, but ultimately desire to take the heart that commands it. Because of this, Keyblade wielders are under constant attack.

Heartless, being formed from darkness, have varying strengths, depending on the amount of darkness in a person's heart. The darker the heart producing a Heartless, Emblem or Pureblood, the more powerful and more monstrous the resulting being will be. An exception to this is Xehanort's Heartless, who retained his human appearance after willingly allowing darkness to take his heart (why this allows retention of human form and mind is unknown). This is a direct contrast to Nobodies, which determine rank according to the strength of the heart, and whose appearance becomes more human as they increase in power.

The Heartless, being mindless, usually have no master to direct their actions and instead act on the instinct to gather more hearts. However, there are some higher beings who can command them. Heartless will obey those with an affinity for darkness and a strong will. If many people attempt to control them, the Heartless will side with whomever is most powerful. Those with hearts, such as Maleficent, endanger themselves however, as the Heartless are attracted to their hearts and if they show weakness, the Heartless will not think twice of consuming their hearts.

On the other hand, higher ranking Heartless, like Xehanort's Heartless, can fully command other Heartless without endangering themselves. Also, Organization XIII is able to command them as well with their strong wills, but are not endangered of being consumed by them for their lack of a heart.

Heartless make use of the "corridors of darkness", inter-dimensional pathways that connect the many worlds. These pathways are located in the Realm of Darkness, and thus are very dangerous to use if one is not accustomed to the darkness.

The Heartless InvasionEdit

While the Heartless were not researched with the intent of creating a fighting force, their very nature as manifestations of the destructive force of darkness made them naturally suited for conquering and destroying the various worlds. Their natural ability to travel to various worlds through the use of Corridors of Darkness makes it virtually impossible to fully defend a world from Heartless, and the method in which they are created and exist make it practically impossible to cut them off at the source. Even fighting them once they appear is made difficult due to their immunity to standard weaponry.

While sealing a world's Keyhole will save the world itself, it is still possible for the Heartless to appear on the world and hunt the people themselves. For example, even though the Final Keyhole at The Radiant Garden and the Door to Darkness was sealed by Sora in the Kingdom Hearts, the Heartless were able to remain on that world even after the destruction of the End of the World and the restoration of the worlds, and propagated to form a gigantic siege engine of over a thousand Heartless.

The Heartless's natural danger is only increased due to the many villains who seek to harness the creatures' power for their own goals. Many of these villains, such as Pete and Organization XIII, specifically seek to create abnormally strong Heartless by forcing beings with strong hearts to succumb to darkness.

The primary weapon for destroying the Heartless is the Keyblade, as it is both specially suited for manipulating the bonds between heart, body, and soul which create Heartless, and it is the only object able to thwart the Heartless in their goal of devouring a world's heart. However, in the absence of the Keyblade there are several other options. Magic is effective against the Heartless, as are magical weapons. In either situation, invading Heartless can be made disorganized by defeating the major Heartless which leads them, or the dark heart which attracted them to that world. While this does not by any means purge the world of its Heartless, it gives no small respite from their threat.


List of HeartlessEdit

Special HeartlessEdit

Pureblood HeartlessEdit

Emblem HeartlessEdit