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Morning Star

Morning Star KHII

Morning Star (FM)

Type Emblem Heartless Heartless Emblem
Kana/Kanji モーニングスター
Romaji Mōningu Sutā
French Roto-tank
German Morgenstern
Italian Stella Lucente
Games Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Enemy Music
Tension Rising
Tension Rising
Spiked Crawler
Scorching Sphere

Kingdom Hearts II

When its HP gets low, it unleashes its Press attack. Use Bump and Meteor Strike for a counterattack combo!

Meteor Strike can be done in succession, so make sure to grab surrounding enemies as well!

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

Sharp spikes cover these large Heartless, a fact they exploit in a dangerous spin attack.
Though they are impervious while spinning, you can slow their onslaught with a block, bringing them to an eventual halt.
Alternatively, Aero magic will stop them with a single blast.
Location Lvl HP EXP Str Def
Hollow Bastion 28 160 255 27 15
Hollow Bastion 30 168 298 29 16
Hollow Bastion 34 188 398 32 18
Beast's Castle 36 193 455 34 19
Port Royal 37 198 485 35 20
Olympus Coliseum 39 205 550 37 21
Hollow Bastion 45 230 775 42 24
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr. Dark Other
x1.0 x0 x0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Power Crystal (12%), Mega-Potion (5%), Serenity Stone (4%)
Location Lvl HP EXP Str Def

Titan Cup

Match 2: 1x Morning Star

41 215 39 22
Goddess of Fate Cup

Match 1: 5x Morning Star

53 263 48 28
Titan Paradox Cup

Match 2: 1x Morning Star

80 375 70 41
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 43: 2x Morning Star
Match 47: 3x Morning Star

99 453 87 51
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr. Dark Other
x1.0 x0 x0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Hearts Lvl
- -
HP EXP Def Stun
x6.39 x4.95 x2.80
Mission Lvl Rewards
41 15 Gear Component A (100%)
Fire Bliz. Thndr. Aero
x1.23 x1.14 x0.43 x2.55
Ignt. Frze. Jolt Toss
x0.10 x1.14 x0.10 x0.20
Olympus Coliseum



Morning Star is an Emblem Heartless that can be found in Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

Physical Appearance

A Morning Star has a black, spherical head with two beady, yellow eyes on it. It wears a conical, green helmet with an angular antenna attached to its tip. The majority of its body is encased in a spherical suit of armor with eight conical, black spikes spaced evenly over its surface. This armor is primarily colored in shades of green, with some yellow decorations on it. Its thin arms jut out of circular openings in the armor on either of its sides.

Its spindly legs share a large, circular opening at the bottom of the armor, and the tips of its feet point upward. It can retract its arms and replace them with two large spheres covered in spikes, which it uses to beat enemies. The Morning Star has two Heartless emblems, on its front and another on its back, both of which are placed in the middle of a blue ring with a black background.

In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, the Morning Star's armor becomes blue with cyan, violet, and some yellow highlights on it. Its spikes are now silver, as opposed to the normal black.


The Morning Star starts off most of the time spinning. It will be invulnerable then. If it starts coming towards you, you can Dodge Roll out of the way, simply run out of the way, or Block it.

After a while, it will stop spinning, leaving a good opportunity to attack. After it stops spinning, it will drag itself along the ground, moving with its hands. But when it stops, it will attack you again.


  • Iron Ball Punch: Left-then-right iron ball attack
  • Spinning Mow-Down: Swings iron maces around horizontally
  • Spin Strike Attack: Spins like a top and pursues target
  • Body Press: Leaps high into the air and crashes down. Can be countered with the Reaction Command "Bump", followed by "Meteor Strike", which can be done numerous times.


The Morning Star's name refers to the melee weapon of the same name, which the Heartless resembles. Its second set of arms in particular are very similar to a morning star mace.

See also

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