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Prison Keeper
Prison Keeper
Type Emblem Heartless Heartless Emblem
Kana/Kanji プリズンキーパー
Romaji Purizun Kīpā
Games Kingdom Hearts II
Prison Keeper's Gallery

Kingdom Hearts II

A Heartless called forth in Halloween Town by Maleficent to get revenge on Sora.
It held Lock, Shock, and Barrel captive while dealing various elemental attacks.



The Prison Keeper is a character who can be found exclusively as a boss in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix.


Kingdom Hearts II

After Maleficent resurrects Oogie Boogie, she leaves Lock, Shock, and Barrel behind to deal with Sora and Jack Skellington, and summons the Prison Keeper to assist them.

It swallows the children to empower itself, but Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Jack manage to defeat it and release the children. With their usual disloyalty, Lock, Shock and Barrel immediately reveal Maleficent's intentions to the heroes.

Physical appearance

The Prison Keeper is a large, seemingly mechanical Heartless that seems to be made out of metal, and is thus predominantly shades of grey, black, and silver. Its large, egg-shaped head has a jagged, gaping maw and glowing eyes that are triangular spirals. Its face is not one uniform color, and seems to have been broken, as there is a crack between its eyes that appears to have been stitched or stapled back together. It has a long, twisted antenna sprouting out of the top of its head that appears to be wrapped in bandages. Its Heartless emblem is at the base of this antenna.

Its long arms are connected to the bottom of its head, are mostly covered by metal "sleeves" and its hands seem to be made of bone. A large, metal cage holding the three children is suspended by a wire that hangs from the bottom of the Prison Keeper. The cage resembles the one that Lock, Shock, and Barrel use to travel Oogie's Manor in The Nightmare Before Christmas and Kingdom Hearts. There is a large, black knob on either side of the Heartless's head that seems to operate a winch at the Prison Keeper’s base.

In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, the Prison Keeper is brighter-colored, with a copper and gold cage, bright yellow hands, and turquoise arms.


The Prison Keeper's name refers to the cage it holds the three children in, which is reminiscent of a prison cell.

See also

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