A Nobody (ノーバディ Nōbadi?) is what is left behind by those whose hearts have been consumed by Heartless. The first generic Nobodies are seen in Kingdom Hearts II, although members of Organization XIII and Naminé appeared as early as Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, but it was unknown that they were Nobodies. They are made of body and soul.
All Nobody types are named after job classes in the Final Fantasy video game series, except for Dusks and Creepers.
Nobodies are born when a Heart is swallowed by darkness and becomes a Heartless. They are the remaining parts left behind by the heart: the body, giving a Nobody form, and the soul, giving the Nobody life. However, only those with a strong will such as Sora are actually able to continue on as Nobodies. Those with the strongest wills manage to retain human forms with some slight changes to their appearance, while the rest possess malformed, barely humanoid appearances; such examples as Nobodies like the Creeper and Dusk. Therefore, the more humanoid a Nobody, the more powerful it is. This is opposite the nature of the Heartless, whose form is more monstrous the stronger the original heart is (with the exception of Xehanort's Heartless, who retained human form because he gave into the darkness willingly).
All Nobodies vanish from the Realm of Light upon their creation at the loss of a heart and the creation of a Heartless. They are born in a world in-between the Realms of Light and Darkness, such as Twilight Town or Castle Oblivion. However, because of this and their lack of hearts, they are shunned by both Light and Darkness, and do not truly exist.
Because of their missing hearts, Nobodies lack emotion. Although, some humanoid Nobodies pretend to possess emotions, fooling others as well as themselves. On the other hand, Nobodies manage to keep their memories of their former lives, but unusual Nobodies lack memories of their former selves. Such memories are the reason why they can pretend to have emotions. Despite their lack of emotions, Nobodies are able to think for themselves and attack with definite planning (as opposed to the Heartless, which are mindless and function on pure animal instinct). Nobodies also seem to be able to experience physical sensations, such as pain, as they negatively react to taking damage, and Naminé passed out from the pain of being impaled on Marluxia's thorns (this was seen only in the Chain of Memories manga).
Although never stated, the events of the Battle of 1000 Heartless implied that Nobodies are stronger than Heartless, since the Nobodies were able to easily overpower the Heartless. At the very least, they are just as powerful, and the fact that they are much more intelligent than Heartless only heightens the threat that they pose.
However, it seems that unusual Nobodies (like Roxas and Naminé) possess true emotions. This may be because they co-existed with their original selves (Sora, the Keyblade Master of the Realm of Light and Kairi, a Princess of Heart, respectively) and held half of their essence within them, thus making them more human than other Nobodies.
- Info: You swing around a Dusk, so that you are facing its back. This also works on Creepers if one is standing nearby, and is used in the battles with Twilight Thorn and Xemnas (fourth incarnation).
- Info: The weapon of a Berserker is grabbed. Sora can then use it against them and cannot take damage while holding it. This reaction command continues on to several upward hits with the hammer, and then a flurry of midair attacks christened "Magna Storm." This move has some type of magnetic effect, causing any enemies close to Sora to be stuck to him, and caught in the attack.
Fail-Safe Reaction Command available enemy: Assassin
- Info: Instantly kills an Assassin by forcing them underground before exploding, rather than having them explode above ground and damage Sora.
- Info: Sora teleports and defies gravity by standing sideways in midair and sends a Sniper's bullet back at them. He can teleport and continue knocking the bullet back up to 3 times.
- Info: The Attack command changes to Jump, which allows Sora to jump above the enemy's head, then pierce down the enemy targeted with the Keyblade's edge facing downwards. A total of nine Jumps can be stocked. This name is a reference to the skill of the same name attributed to Dragoons in Final Fantasy.
- Info: Sora enters a gambling game with a Gambler. He must hit a certain command at the right moment to win, which will destroy the Nobody and cause a rainfall of munny. If he gets it wrong, he is turned into a playing card or rolling die.
Duel Stance Reaction command available enemy: Samurai, Roxas (Final Mix only.)
- Info: Sora enters a one-on-one battle with a Samurai, as they both stop attacking and stand motionless, blades at the ready. The command menu goes blank as time slows down. After a few seconds, the command The End appears randomly in one of the four command slots. If Sora can reach the command in time, he'll do a quick finishing slash that does damage, but if he's too slow, he will take damage from the Samurai's slash.
- While fighting with Roxas, if Sora selects the right command, he will knock Roxas away and steal his Keyblades, which allows Sora to use them and Roxas's attacks are limited on using his light crosses only until he eventually acquires them back.
- Dusk - Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
- Creeper - Kingdom Hearts II
- Dragoon - Kingdom Hearts II
- Assassin - Kingdom Hearts II
- Samurai - Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
- Sniper - Kingdom Hearts II
- Dancer - Kingdom Hearts II
- Berserker - Kingdom Hearts II
- Gambler - Kingdom Hearts II
- Sorcerer - Kingdom Hearts II
- Xemnas - Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (Playable Character in 358/2 Days)
- Xigbar - Kingdom Hearts II (Playable Character in 358/2 Days)
- Xaldin - Kingdom Hearts II (Playable Character in 358/2 Days)
- Vexen - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (Playable Character in 358/2 Days)
- Lexaeus - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (Playable Character in 358/2 Days)
- Zexion - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (Playable Character in 358/2 Days)
- Saïx - Kingdom Hearts II (Playable Character in 358/2 Days)
- Axel - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (Playable Character in 358/2 Days and Ally in Kingdom Hearts II)
- Demyx - Kingdom Hearts II (Playable Character in 358/2 Days)
- Luxord - Kingdom Hearts II (Playable Character in 358/2 Days)
- Marluxia - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (Playable Character in 358/2 Days)
- Larxene - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (Playable Character in 358/2 Days)
- Roxas - Kingdom Hearts (Playable Character in Kingdom Hearts II and 358/2 Days)
- Naminé - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
- Twilight Thorn - Kingdom Hearts II
- Absent Silhouette Vexen - Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
- Absent Silhouette Lexaeus - Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
- Absent Silhouette Zexion - Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
- Absent Silhouette Marluxia - Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
- Absent Silhouette Larxene - Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
- While the Symbol of the Nobodies appears mostly in Kingdom Hearts II, its first appearance is in Chain of Memories. It appears beside the names of the various sleights the Organization members and the Riku Replica use, as well as on Marluxia's Nobody-like machine.
- In the clip Another Side, Another Story, after Roxas is seen asking on-screen "Where's Sora?", the words "The third enemy" appear among several other quotes, possibly referring to the Nobodies.