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KairiTheMang0

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KH has really backed itself into a corner where it has this huge cast of characters where only a few of them can interact. I would say we all would like to see more of our favorites talk to each other, but we’re stuck in trips and if you’re not in a trio you’re forgettable. For instance most of the Organization. The Scientists, Dilan, and Aeleus are hardly used already, and I doubt they’ll be used in KH4 and onward. Which is sad if you’re a fan of Ienzo or Dilan because you don’t get to see them do anything. Sure Ienzo got to talk to Demyx briefly but what’s the point when it’s only one scene? Not to mention how underdeveloped so many characters are. Sure characters like Riku and Axel and Terra have had full character arcs but they also have that type of time, whereas characters like Hayner, Pence, and Olette only have little character traits.

This isn’t really shipping related however if we did want to tie it into shipping it means that a lot of characters either have no shipping potential (like Ienzo, who I’ve really only seen shipping with Demyx because they have that one scene together) or are completely shipping reliant to stay relevant (do I even need to say who I’m talking about?).

Kingdom Hearts is a series about friendship and the relationship characters have to each other but because of the idea of designated groups it’s really pushed a lot of great characters into the background and it’s just really sad.
 

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Honestly with so many characters having so little development, it makes for prime real estate in terms of fan shipping. Reminds me of the fanbase in the early 2000s back when KH2 was the most recent game, and the organization lead to an entire fanclub of its own with how many pairings fans could get away with. It only got wilder with the release of 358/2 Days.
 

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*ahem* Kairi x Vanitas but it’s just Vanitas simping for Kairi Ala Jack Black Bowser
I've had a somewhat similar idea: A game set in between KH3 & MoM where Vanitas impersonates Sora (since most don't know his face) & tries to take Sora's spot on Destiny Islands. He's also the first to notice Kairi lost her PoH status after getting iced by MX (& thus no longer a pure light) & becomes a creepy af boyfriend trying to cultivate her heart's newfound darkness.
 

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Kairi/Vanitas is my OTP. I love the dichotomy. It could be very Shadow & Bone if done right. But better because I hate how Shadow & Bone handled the Sun Summoner and Darkling relationship overall…
 

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Vanitas/Kairi isn't a pairing I didn't think much of, but the potential they could have as Dark vs Light reflects much of what Sora and Vanitas are as "Brothers" but in a romantic sense. Sadly this crack pairing has more potential than Sora/Kairi has in canon imo :(
 

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Vanitas/Kairi isn't a pairing I didn't think much of, but the potential they could have as Dark vs Light reflects much of what Sora and Vanitas are as "Brothers" but in a romantic sense. Sadly this crack pairing has more potential than Sora/Kairi has in canon imo :(
It’s also just so much more dynamic and interesting lol

Kairi having an antagonistic relationship with Vanitas over his callousness and also being a being of pure darkness contrasted to her being of pure light. The slow realization that even with their differences, they are both similar in having been housed in somebody’s heart, being a tool of Xehanort…And then there would be tension and palpable energy in their interactions.
 

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It’s also just so much more dynamic and interesting lol

Kairi having an antagonistic relationship with Vanitas over his callousness and also being a being of pure darkness contrasted to her being of pure light. The slow realization that even with their differences, they are both similar in having been housed in somebody’s heart, being a tool of Xehanort…And then there would be tension and palpable energy in their interactions.
I saw a comic where Vanitas tells Kairi that having a heart of pure darkness is painful and he sees her as the closest thing he has to a light. Plus the idea of Vanitas secretly simping for someone who he’s supposed to hate would be both hilarious and interesting
 

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The signs were right in front of us:

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People say Nomura debunked Rikunami, but I don't agree. I feel like he just said that because Square Enix wants the Soriku fans to continue investing in the series and give them money. There is nothing wrong with shipping Soriku, but, let's be honest, it is not going to happen in a shonen series like KH.


I still think Rikunami has a big chance of happening, like Sokai, Rokushi, and Terraqua; they are all pretty straightforward, convenient, and underdeveloped. LOL


With KH becoming a full shonen anime, I can already see the time skip at the end of the story, just like DBZ, Naruto, and Bleach, which show all characters are married and have kids.
 

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People say Nomura debunked Rikunami, but I don't agree. I feel like he just said that because Square Enix wants the Soriku fans to continue investing in the series and give them money. There is nothing wrong with shipping Soriku, but, let's be honest, it is not going to happen in a shonen series like KH.


I still think Rikunami has a big chance of happening, like Sokai, Rokushi, and Terraqua; they are all pretty straightforward, convenient, and underdeveloped. LOL


With KH becoming a full shonen anime, I can already see the time skip at the end of the story, just like DBZ, Naruto, and Bleach, which show all characters are married and have kids.
I agree that Soriku ain’t happening canonically speaking but I wouldn’t say Kingdom Hearts is becoming any more similar to Shonen Anime than any other story about a plucky teenage hero
 

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People say Nomura debunked Rikunami, but I don't agree. I feel like he just said that because Square Enix wants the Soriku fans to continue investing in the series and give them money. There is nothing wrong with shipping Soriku, but, let's be honest, it is not going to happen in a shonen series like KH.


I still think Rikunami has a big chance of happening, like Sokai, Rokushi, and Terraqua; they are all pretty straightforward, convenient, and underdeveloped. LOL


With KH becoming a full shonen anime, I can already see the time skip at the end of the story, just like DBZ, Naruto, and Bleach, which show all characters are married and have kids.
RikuNami is the ONLY ship that Nomura has gone out of his way to say "Whoops, that's not how we intended that scene to be interpreted," and you think that that was just a way to keep the bait out for SoRiku fans? In spite of the fact that they're not exactly cagey about SoKai?

RokuNami was included in a sequence of Disney couples in the 2.8 credits so if those characters are going to be involved in any romance it's pretty clear what the "canon" couple is going to be.

For a post that says it's okay to ship non-canon couples you're bizarrely reluctant to admit that your preferred ships might not be canon.

Please no timeskip babies, I don't want a mediocre next generation story. And can Roxas, Namine, and Xion even have kids? The reproductive system is pretty complicated and surprisingly fragile, so I doubt Vexen prioritized it when designing the replicas.
 

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Please no timeskip babies, I don't want a mediocre next generation story. And can Roxas, Namine, and Xion even have kids? The reproductive system is pretty complicated and surprisingly fragile, so I doubt Vexen prioritized it when designing the replicas.
I would believe that they are able to reproduce, comsidering the prefect replicas are said to be indistinguishable from non-replicas.
Alternatively the characters could create replica kids using both of their data or simply adopt. Though they are all still a decade too young to worry about that.
 

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RikuNami is the ONLY ship that Nomura has gone out of his way to say "Whoops, that's not how we intended that scene to be interpreted," and you think that that was just a way to keep the bait out for SoRiku fans? In spite of the fact that they're not exactly cagey about SoKai?

RokuNami was included in a sequence of Disney couples in the 2.8 credits so if those characters are going to be involved in any romance it's pretty clear what the "canon" couple is going to be.

For a post that says it's okay to ship non-canon couples you're bizarrely reluctant to admit that your preferred ships might not be canon.

Please no timeskip babies, I don't want a mediocre next generation story. And can Roxas, Namine, and Xion even have kids? The reproductive system is pretty complicated and surprisingly fragile, so I doubt Vexen prioritized it when designing the replicas.
I know about the 2.8 credits, but to me, it feels like Nomura just doesn't care for that anymore, like in KH3, Roxas and Namine don't even interact, and Riku and Namine are not one of my preferred ships. The only ship I really care for is Sokai, and a little of Soriku too, because I am Bi and can't hold myself. I just think it made sense for them to be together. Call me delusional if you want.


And sorry if it sounds like I was rude or trying to impose my opinion on others.


I think the babies could be interesting, at least a Sokai one; the others are not really necessary, but I won't be surprised if they happen.
 
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