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The Ruler of the Sky is an enemy which can be found exclusively as a boss in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.
You need to destroy all the tail segments of this avian Heartless to reveal its core.
After each segment is destroyed, the Ruler of the Sky will glow red and charge its foes. Wait too close to the water's surface and it will fire a salvo of water shots.
Once the core is exposed, avoid the spray of coins and counter with Fire magic.
As Roxas arrives at Neverland, Pete shows up and brags about his plans for a Heartless army and threatens to have his Heartless gobble Roxas up for interfering at Agrabah. Soon, Captain Hook and Smee dig up a treasure chest along with a giant bird skull and a golden sword.
Just as Pete had been planning, the darkness of Hook's greed summons a Heartless in the form of that treasure and the pirates flee. Roxas is forced to fight the raised Heartless and eventually defeats it in an aerial battle. As the Heartless fades, it plummets into Hook's Pirate Ship, destroying it, then releases its captive heart.
The Ruler of the Sky resembles a large, skeletal parrot. Its body is covered in violet plumage and it has a jeweled, gold collar around its neck. Its tail is comprised of several skulls linked together, while its wings are comprised of four gold cutlasses with alternating violet and red gems set in their guards. The topmost cutlass in each wing ends in a hook, and none of the cutlasses are actually connected to each other. The Ruler of the Sky’s head sports yellow eyes and a jeweled, violet and gold crown.
Its mouth is comprised by a brown treasure chest filled with gold coins with gold lining and black spikes acting as teeth that the Heartless has clenched in its beak. Its Heartless emblem is on its chest. The Ruler of the Sky incorporates many traits that are homages to stereotypical pirates, such as parrots, skulls, cutlasses, and treasure.
Origin and Defeat
The Ruler of the Sky's name refers to its dominance in the air and regal appearance. It is one of the most majestic bosses in the entire saga, lazily gliding on the wind in circles around Neverland and summoning pillars of water to skewer you. Once you manage to cut off one of its tail segments, it flashes red and charges you before diving into the sea. It will then spray an array of HP draining coins that can easily be avoided by hiding behind a rock.
Extremely susceptible to Fira and Firaga.