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The Final World is an original world introduced in Kingdom Hearts III. It serves as the destination for those whose hearts and bodies perished together, but continue to persist due to something (or someone) holding them from death.

Setting

The Final World is comprised of an endless blue cloudy sky with a reflective floor covered in water. There is only one other area in The Final World which takes Sora into an area that looks exactly the same, but with no reflective floor to walk on.

The only thing in this section is a series of rotating block structures and the portal to take him back to the first area. If Sora drops off the rotating structures then it eventually transports him back to the rotating structure.

Story

Kingdom Hearts III

Sora arrives here after being overwhelmed by a massive Demon Tide created by Terra-Xehanort at the Keyblade Graveyard. Immediately after arriving in The Final World, Sora encounters a Chirithy. According to Chirithy, this is not Sora's first time here, but rather the only time he arrived involuntarily and therefore he cannot just leave on his own accord as he could with previous visits. Chirithy continues explaining that usually only the hearts of people whose hearts and bodies perished together, but still have someone or something clinging to them, end up in The Final World. But that Sora, who still has fragments of a body, must have somehow had not only his heart but also his body cast into this world. In order for Sora to return to his friends, he must first gather the pieces of himself that are scattered around the world.

While running around gathering his body fragments, Sora encounters the hearts of many people telling him their stories.

One of the hearts that Sora speaks to tells him that her heart belongs to no one, that "they" took away her name and everything about her. Sora tells her there is no way anyone could take away her heart, and she replies with "only because it pines for another." She explains that she isn't certain if anyone will come for her because the one she pines for, his heart has been changed and replaced with another's, but that if he were to regain himself then he would be distraught by her absence. So she waits in case he ever seeks her out. Sora tells the heart to keep believing and not lose hope that this person will come for her. Sora wishes to help her but realizes his own situation means he has too much to do, and she iterates that he must first solve his own problems. She guides Sora, telling him that he has a strong sense of purpose and that he will find his direction in that. Sora asks for the persons name that she is waiting for and she whispers in it his ear, Sora gasps, recognizing the name. She tells him that this is their secret and he leaves.

Another heart Sora encounters is Naminé's. She explains that she was in Kairi's heart, but when they were struck by the Demon Tide, she awoke here. She tells Sora that Kairi is okay, but that she's fighting with all her strength to keep Sora from fading away and that is why his body ended up in The Final World. Sora doesn't want to leave Naminé behind, but she reassures him that as soon as Kairi is safe then she will return to Kairi's heart. Sora tells Naminé that he wants to thank her, but not until she has her body back. Naminé states that it's okay if she doesn't get her body back because she isn't the one everyone misses, that Roxas is the one they miss. Sora tells her she's wrong, that he, Kairi, the King, Donald, Goofy, Roxas, and "someone special" want to see her again. She thanks Sora, telling him that she has been sifting through Terra's memories and that he is still tethered to the realm of light, and that she will do her best to bring him back.

Sora then goes through a portal to a structure made up of blocks covered in fragments of his body doing various things: some dancing, some flying, some running around. After Sora finds all his fragments, he once again goes through a portal and Chirithy reappears. Chirithy tells Sora that it's time for him to leave. But before he goes, Sora asks who it is that Chirithy is waiting for. Chirithy refuses to say as the person he's waiting for doesn't remember anymore and that he's sure this person is much happier with their new friends. Despite that, Chirithy chooses to wait because he's sure this person will arrive in The Final World some day. Sora tells Chirithy that he'll be back to visit because they're friends now, much to Chirithy's surprise and delight. As Sora is leaving, he turns to ask Chirithy how to save his friends, he tells Sora that he should already know how to restore someone's heart, and Sora opens a portal using the Keyblade. Chirithy tells Sora to look for the light in the darkness and may your heart be your guiding key, and Sora leaves.

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