Although my heart may be weak, it's not alone. It's grown with each new experience. And it's found a home with all the friends I've made. I've become a part of their heart, just as they've become a part of mine. And if they think of me now and then, if they don't forget me, then our hearts will be one. I don't need a weapon. My friends are my power!
- Sora
Sora 03 KHIII
Role Main Protagonist
Keyblade Wielder
Origin Kingdom Hearts
Home World Destiny Islands
English Voice
Haley Joel Osment
Luke Manriquez (Young Sora; BbS)
Japanese Voice
Miyu Irino
Takuto Yoshinaga (Young Sora; BbS)
Kingdom Hearts II tracks
Main theme - Sora
Dream Drop Distance tracks
Main theme - Sora
Sora KH3D

Kingdom Hearts

First entry
A spirited youth. He was cast into an unknown world when a swarm of Heartless raided his island. He battles the Heartless with a mysterious weapon called the Keyblade as he searches for his friends Kairi and Riku..

Second entry
The one who fights the Heartless. Upon reclaiming the Keyblade from his rival, Riku, Sora sacrificed his heart to free Kairi and became a Heartless. Kairi's deep feelings for Sora somehow restored him. After seeling the keyhole in hollow bastion he must now confront Ansem, the seeker of darkness.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Sora's Story

A bright and spirited boy chosen by the Keyblade to battle the Heartless.

It was Sora who defeated Ansem, ending his plan to shroud the world in darkness.

However, Sora continued his journey, seeking the friends he lost during the struggle.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories

Riku's childhood friend, and the hero of light chosen by the Keyblade to stand against the darkness.

Riku fought Sora while bridled by darkness, but their friendship proved stronger, and they ultimately worked together to close the door to darkness.

Kingdom Hearts II

First entry
A boy chosen by the Keyblade, a mysterious weapon.

Not long ago, Sora journeyed with Donald and Goofy in search of his longtime friend Kairi, who had been spirited away into the darkness.

In the end, they saved the world of all worlds from the darkness that was closing in.

Then, somewhere along the way, Sora fell into a deep slumber.

Now that he is awake, he can't recall why he fell asleep to begin with.

Second entry
A boy chosen by the Keyblade, a mysterious weapon.

Not long ago, Sora journeyed with Donald and Goofy in search of his longtime friend Kairi, who had been spirited away into the darkness.

In the end, they saved the world of all worlds from the darkness that was closing in.

After that, Sora continued journeying in search of Riku, who was trapped on the other side of the door to darkness. And somewhere along the way, Sora fell into a deep slumber.

With a new outfit and strengthened resolve, Sora has set out once more on a search for his friend Riku.

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

A cheerful, energetic little boy.

He and his friend Riku always play together out on the island.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

A boy who wields a Keyblade. He has used its power to save the worlds from crisis more than once.

Now, he has agreed to take the Mark of Mastery examination in order to retrieve a new power.

Kingdom Hearts III

A boy who wields a Keyblade. Having surmounted countless challenges, he was at last given a chance to complete the Mark of Mastery examination, but the attempt ended in failure. He was overtaken by the darkness, and lost nearly all of his powers and strength in the process.

Together with Donald and Goofy, he has set forth on a new adventure to reclaim that lost strength and acquire the power of waking in order to prepare for the looming battle with Master Xehanort.

Toy Box
This is the guise Sora assumes when visiting Woody and Buzz's world.

This is the guise Sora assumes when visiting Sulley and Mike's world.

The Caribbean
This is the guise Sora assumes when visiting Jack's world.

San Fransokyo
This is Sora wearing the AR device he received in San Fransokyo.



Sora (ソラ, lit. sky) is the main protagonist in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts coded, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Kingdom Hearts III, and all of their remakes.

Sora is a Keyblade wielder from the Destiny Islands where he, along with his childhood friends Riku and Kairi, dreamed of venturing away to find out what lies beyond their home.

Sora is the original persona of his own Heartless and Roxas, the source of Xion's memories, and the carrier of Ventus' heart.


Like most typical heroes, Sora is brave and heroic, impulsively risking his own life for people he doesn't know, and is loyal to a fault. Despite everything that he has endured throughout his journey, Sora retains his upbeat and optimistic attitude. He shows little tolerance for cowardice and selfishness, but is ultimately forgiving of those that are sorry for their actions.

Sora has a remarkable capacity to forgive, even to those who have harmed him and his friends. He shows concern over Maleficent's safety when she is overwhelmed by Dusks, and forgives Naminé for rewriting his memory which caused him to forget his friends. He is quick to show gratitude to Ansem, Seeker of Darkness for saving Kairi's life, though he was unaware that this was actually Riku in disguise. He stays by Axel's side as he fades from existence despite knowing that Axel had kidnapped Kairi prior to this, and quickly forgives Neku who had intended to hand him over to Young Xehanort.

Even after losing his friends and his Keyblade to Riku in Kingdom Hearts, Sora's depression was short lived. He quickly regained his will to fight after being inspired by Beast's ambition to save his beloved Belle.

A new side of Sora was shown in Chain of Memories when he became angry at Donald for saying that everything that's happening, including the story of his and Naminé's childhood, doesn't make sense. After Goofy suggests that they should slow down and think things through, Sora becomes even more angry and abandons them in Castle Oblivion. Donald and Goofy quickly find Sora and they all forgive each other.

Despite everything that had happened between them, Sora's main goal in Kingdom Hearts II is to find Riku. After reuniting, Sora again shows his capacity to forgive and holds no resentment towards Riku. Likewise, in Dream Drop Distance, instead of holding resentment, Sora is proud of Riku for having passed the Mark of Mastery exam despite having failed himself.

In Kingdom Hearts III, Sora again shows a new side when he is disheartened that he is weaker due to the events of Dream Drop Distance and that his strength shows no signs of returning. This lasts for some time until Hercules gives him some words of encouragement. Sora quickly becomes more determined than ever to get his strength back and continue on with his quest.

However, Sora's personality may be affected by the presence of Ventus' heart of pure light having resided inside of him for most of his life. After Sora returns Ventus' heart, he becomes noticeably more serious. Despite being more serious than ever about his quest, Sora quickly gives up in the midst of battle believing that he is worthless without his friends.

Unlike in previous installments, Sora is quite cocky and has remarkably little patience for his foes shenanigans.

However, Sora himself is quite competitive and childish. He often competes with Riku over numerous things, like racing across the islands, and is the first to jump when there's a contest. He is obsessed with pirates and thrilled to get his own ship in Kingdom Hearts III, and was eager to meet Santa Claus in Kingdom Hearts II. Although unintentional, Sora initially does not know how to act towards people of higher authority than him, and is very disrespectful to both Yen Sid and Queen Minnie.

Physical Appearance

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

Sora- Young KHBBS

In Birth by Sleep, Sora wears a white v-neck t-shirt with blue hemming around the neck, arms, and waist, red cargo shorts with maroon pockets, and orange sandals. His spiky hair is shorter and lays flat on top.

Sora is 4-years-old during Birth by Sleep.

Kingdom Hearts & Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories

Sora KH

In Kingdom Hearts and Chain of Memories, Sora wears a Mickey Mouse style outfit containing a red jumpsuit with puffy shorts and a zipper that runs down the entire front. He wears a black and white jacket overtop, large yellow shoes, white fingerless gloves with yellow and blue straps holding on a silver circle plate, a blue belt with chains hanging off, and his signature silver crown necklace. His brown hair is longer, and slightly more spiky up top and on the sides.

Sora is 14-years-old during Kingdom Hearts and Chain of Memories.

Kingdom Hearts II

Sora (Official) KHII

In Kingdom Hearts II, Sora wears a navy blue v-neck t-shirt with white hemming and a red front pocket, and black chap-style shorts with yellow belts holding on two red pockets on either leg. He has a black hooded jacket with white hemming and pauldron-like additions on the shoulder with yellow belts hanging off the front. His fingerless gloves are black with white hemming, a yellow wrist strap, and white straps making an x across the back of the hand. His shoes are black and yellow with blue straps and a zipper running the length of each shoe, and he wears his signature silver crown necklace. His hair retains its spiky nature, but is slightly shorter.

Sora is 15-years-old during Kingdom Hearts II.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Sora KH3D

In Dream Drop Distance, Sora's appearance in the Sleeping Worlds is a combination of his previous outfits in Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. He wears a black v-neck t-shirt with a white x across the stomach, red shorts that are black below the knee with both built-in pockets and external pockets, and a blue belt. His shoes are the same as Kingdom Hearts, but the straps are white, the soles are blue, and the ankle of the shoe is black. Similar to his shoes, Sora's fingerless gloves are the same as Kingdom Hearts except they're black in color and have a single yellow strap like Kingdom Hearts II. He retains his signature crown necklace and his hair is the same as it was in Kingdom Hearts.

Sora is 15-years-old during Dream Drop Distance.

Kingdom Hearts III


In Kingdom Hearts III, Sora's appearance is a combination of all previous outfits. He wears a black v-neck t-shirt with white hemming, black shorts with gray pockets like Dream Drop Distance held on by red straps similar to Kingdom Hearts II. Unlike previous outfits, his shorts are tight around his calves. He wears a longer black hooded jacket with red hemming, gray pockets with white hemming, and red flannel flaps that are held down by a series of yellow buttons. His shoes have the opposite color scheme of Dream Drop Distance with the ankle and tongue of the shoe folded down, and a single black strap. His gray fingerless gloves come to a v on his hands and are just short of his elbow. The gloves have red hemming, a yellow strap around the wrist, and a silver circle plate on the back of the hand like in Kingdom Hearts. His hair is significantly shorter and less spiky, and he continues to wear his signature crown necklace.

Sora is 15-years-old during Kingdom Hearts III.



Sora gained the ability to wield a Keyblade after his heart reached out to Ventus' shattered heart, and in doing so also gained the ability to dual wield Ventus' Keyblade. Sora's Keyblade is from the Realm of Light which appears before him while the Destiny Islands are in the midst of being consumed by Heartless. His Keyblades true form is the Kingdom Key with a Hidden Mickey Keychain. Each Keychain grants a new look, abilities, and sometimes forms to a Keyblade.

While in his Drive Forms, Sora is given Ventus' Synch Blade ability to wield multiple Keyblades at once. In addition to wielding his own and Ventus' Keyblades, Sora has wielded both the Oathkeeper & Oblivion and the Way to the Dawn.

Although Sora has proven over the course of the series that he has all the same abilities that a Keyblade Master does, he still failed the Mark of Mastery exam and therefore does hold that title.


Sora is skilled in basic spells, such as Fire, Blizzard, and Thunder, allowing him to destroy enemies that are vulnerable against the elements or resistant to physical attacks, as well as Cure which allows him to heal himself and his allies. Additional spells that Sora learns are Aero, Gravity, Stop, Magnet, Reflect, and Water.


Through the use of a summon gem, card or charm, Sora can summon friends to temporarily aid him in battle, each with their own special abilities. Sora gains the ability to summon after finding Simba's summon gem and taking it to the Fairy Godmother who restores their spirits. However, not all summons start out as gems, cards, or charms. Some are simply friends Sora has met along his journey that chose to give him the ability to summon them. Sora loses the ability to summon those found as gems once their worlds are restored.

In Kingdom Hearts III, Yen Sid gives Sora a Heartbinder which strengthens his gift for connecting with others. The Heartbinder gives Sora the ability to summon some previous friends and new ones.

Fighting style

Originally lacking any formal training, Sora relies on a style developed from his play-fighting days, in which he rests his Keyblade pointing away from him towards his right side and attacks with sweeping, two-handed strikes, similar to a club, to beat his foes into submission. This style is also mimicked by Roxas and Xion. His style has been described as lacking a trained finesse, which has led some unwary opponents to mock his skill. However, his offensive nature and raw determination make him an unstoppable powerhouse, and with the addition of a basic repertoire of techniques and spells, few are able to fight on his level. As he develops as a Keyblade wielder and eventually with proper training, he displays extra finesse and agility with his motions, and is more experienced in using the environment and his enemy's momentum to unleash more powerful techniques, in the form of Reaction Commands and Flowmotion. He also begins to incorporate his spells into his sword techniques, usually favoring light-based magic, to create a plethora of commands that attack on both a physical and magical level.[1]


See also: Drive Form, Limit, and Formchange.

In addition to Sora's other abilities, he demonstrates what can be considered as superhuman abilities, such as durability, extreme speed and strength, gliding, jumping and leaping great distances, and cutting through solid concrete, among other things. Although Sora has proved to be a powerful adversary, having taken down Titans and Gods, he is nearly helpless without his Keyblade. Even the weakest Heartless take countless blows to take down without it.

Sora is also a skilled singer and talented on a skateboard.

Other Appearances

Sora WoFF

World of Final Fantasy

Sora appeared as a limited-time downloadable summon in the Playstation 4 game, World of Final Fantasy. He was added to commemorate the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue[2], and wears his outfit from Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. When summoned, Sora fires a Blizzard spell before shattering the crystal and unleashing a Ragnarok fusillade.


Sora- Concept (Art) KH

Sora's early design.

Although Square Enix originally wanted Mickey Mouse to be the main protagonist of the Kingdom Hearts series, and Disney wanted Donald Duck as the protagonist, the role was ultimately given to Sora because Tetsuya Nomura wanted a human protagonist.

Early on, Sora was designed as a young lion/human hybrid, wielding a chainsaw-like weapon with a lion's head keychain. The merging of Sora's design with elements from Square's proposal is referenced by his original costume, which shares many elements with Mickey's.


  • Although none of the parents of the characters on the Destiny Islands are shown on screen, Sora's mother can be heard calling him for dinner during the calamity in the first game. Also, in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Sora mentions both his mother and father while reminiscing about Naminé, and Riku mentions Sora's father to Terra in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.
  • In Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Heart 3D: Dream Drop Distance, during every cutscene involving Sora's Keyblade, the Keyblade assumes the appearance of whatever Keychain the player has equipped. The only cutscenes where this doesn't apply are the scenes when Sora meets up with Riku during the 2nd visit to Traverse Town, Sora and King Mickey seal away Kingdom Hearts, when Riku temporarily takes the Keyblade from Sora in Hollow Bastion, and before the Battle of 1000 Heartless in which he has the Kingdom Key. In the scenes with Riku, the Keyblade retains Sora's Keychain while in Sora's possession but reverts to the Kingdom Key while in Riku's hands.
  • Though the player can have Sora pick any of the Dream Weapons in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts 3D confirms that Sora canonically picked the Dream Sword, as he is seen wielding it in a memory. The sword also appears as his Zero Gear weapon in 358/2 Days.
  • In the Olympus Coliseum level of Kingdom Hearts, Sora's victory poses are based off of Cloud and Leon's victory poses in Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII respectively.


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