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!
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. Template:Spoiler 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's heart of pure light having resided inside of him for most of his life. After Sora returns Ventus's 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. Template:Spoilerend 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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's shattered heart, and in doing so also gained the ability to dual wield Ventus's 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's Synch Blade ability to wield multiple Keyblades at once. In addition to wielding his own and Ventus's 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 (in part due to losing his powers thanks to Xehanort's interference) and therefore does hold that title.
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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.
MiscellaneousIn 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.
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, 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.
Template:Q Sora appeared as a limited-time emoji during the Clear the Darkness event from January 17-20th, 2019 on the smartphone game Disney Emoji Blitz to commemorate the release of Kingdom Hearts III. When his Skill is triggered, Sora, Donald, and Goofy appear on screen prompting the player to click on one of them. Each of them can clear 1/3 of the board: Donald can clear the top, Sora can clear the middle, and Goofy can clear the bottom.
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.