a collection of the stuff that never made the cut
Sooo…I was thinking. As much as the Kingdom Hearts fanbase loves Vanitas, he really only gets—let’s say about a half hour of screen time. That’s not right. So I came up with this crazy idea for Vanitas to be the protagonist of his own game. I got off my butt, did some art and even went so far as to come up with a concept:
Kingdom Hearts: Link Two Forgotten
Takes place: After KH:3D, before KHIII
Sora, Riku, Mickey, Lea and the others find the ‘True Kingdom Hearts.’ There, all of the hearts that have been connected to Sora’s are released and then given their own specific completion. Meaning Roxas is given his own heart and body and Xion finally exists as a person and is no longer a metaphysical puppet. But incomplete and forgotten, Vanitas remains within the theoretical “prison” of Sora’s heart, locked in a state of dormancy. Until the light of Kingdom Hearts forces him awake…and boy’s voice tells him to “Open the door.”
Alone in his prison, all Vanitas can remember are negative emotions:
The hatred he felt for Master Xehanort, when he treated him like he was expendable…
The anguish he felt when his negativity took shape as the Unversed and were constantly defeated, left to flow back into him while Master Xehanort merely stood by and watched…
The disappointment he felt when he failed to fulfill what he was told was his only purpose, and the X-blade shattered in front of him…
The undisplayed sadness and self-pity when Ventus reminded him just how alone he really was…
He didn’t remember the events themselves, nor how he ended up inside someone else’s heart. All he could recall were the feelings he felt.
He awakes in Sora’s Station of Awakening, and his first task is to find his way out of it. At the end of the Awakening, just after the Keyblade Tredecim, appears in his hand, Vanitas fights off the masked version of himself.
When he defeats the illusion, he wakes up in the ruins of a defunct dominion called “Dark Beauty Castle.” All around are creatures he has never seen before, but they seem vaguely familiar (Heartless). He uses his Keyblade to clear a path and leaves out of the castle to discover he is in a Forgotten World called “Wasteland” (from Epic Mickey).
Forgotten Worlds are the worlds that Sora and the others overlooked because they were so steeped in darkness that they were too dangerous or difficult to travel to. Unlike normal worlds, or ‘Sleeping’ Worlds, the inhabitants of ‘Forgotten’ Worlds can’t be remembered outside of that world unless the Keyhole of that world has been unlocked.
While exploring Wasteland, Vanitas meets Maximilian Goof. Max is determined to leave the Wasteland so that he can get back to his father, Goofy. (The reason Max was never mentioned by Goofy or featured in any of the prior games is because he was stuck in a Forgotten World and nobody, including his own father, could remember that he existed. Similar to how no one remembered Sora while he was asleep in C.O., or Xion during the end of “Days.”)
After finding and repairing the pieces of a broken ‘Cornerstone of Light’ tucked away within the castle, Vanitas and Max set out to leave, but they are attacked by the ‘Mad Doctor and Beetleworx Heartless.’ They defeat them, but then the ‘Shadow Blot' (from Epic Mickey) appears and sends out a giant Heartless to stop them from leaving. The Heartless he sends is an ink-blot version of Darkside from KH1. Just as it seems they're about to be defeated, the king of Wasteland, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, appears and offers his help. After defeating Darkside, the Shadow Blot retreats and Vanitas unlocks the Forgotten World’s keyhole. Just as they’re leaving, King Oswald tells them that the Queen of Wasteland, Ortensia, is nowhere to be found and that she might be lost in another world, waiting for him to rescue her.
They leave through the Cornerstone after forming an alliance. Max searches for his father, Oswald reluctantly seeks out his brother Mickey while searching for Ortensia, and Vanitas still doesn’t quite remember who he is…
Throughout the game, Vanitas follows his heart to many worlds that have all been forgotten. He goes about, forming “E-Links” with various characters. “E-Links,” or Emotional Links, are connections that instill Vanitas with different abilities based off Positive Emotions (similar to how D-Links function in “Birth by Sleep”). Every time an E-Link is formed, a memory recovers with it. The more E-Links Vanitas forms, the more “complete” he begins to feel. While working towards unlocking the Forgotten Worlds, Vanitas recovers memories of the events that led to his demise at Ven’s hands. Some of the memories that he recovers belong to Xion, Roxas and Sora. As he starts to learn more about the boy whose heart he was trapped inside and the people connected to him, he begins to change his outlook.
There are 13 E-Links in all, and 13 positive things for Vanitas to experience. Among them are Happiness, Friendship, Courage, Love, Faith, Ambition, Certainty, Honor, Selflessness, Self-Acceptance and Remorse.
By the end of the game, Max finds Goofy, and Oswald rescues Ortensia from Mortimer Mouse (basically this game’s version of Pete) and he overcomes his jealousy toward his successful brother. Mickey promises to save Wasteland from the Shadow Blot. But Vanitas is still missing two E-Links.
The final two links need to be made with both Sora and Ventus. Those E-Links are Redemption and Forgiveness. He sets out to Destiny Islands to form them. The game (possibly) ends after they accept Vanitas and become a team. Hence the name “Link (the) ‘Two’ Forgotten.”
I haven’t really given any thought to what extra worlds I would put in it, but since it’s never going to be a real game that’s brain power I could be using elsewhere lol. Maybe I’ll finish drawing Max and Ozzy later just for giggles.
Gave up half way through the sketch but i decided to just finish it out anyways idk c:
ive been trying to figure out a more cartoony/quicker style? and this was maybe 15-25 minutes of doodling about
I saw that a lot of you were interested in my suggestion of me creating a resource file for you to download!
I would like to point out that I am not in any way claiming that I made any of these things.
The contents of this file includes:
- A mixture of screencaps
- A collection of renders from KH and some TWEWY
- Some of my favourite textures
- Some borders
Please like or reblog if you download and let me know if you’d like anything more like this in the future!
Heres the link! [x]
Tonight’s stream is gonna be SaiKana, starting at episode 1 and stopping at I have no freaking clue. It’s a very short series about two students in love, and the chaos that ensues when one of them is, surprise, literally a walking superweapon. Dramatic, bloody, tearjerking sci fi, and I heard it was fantastic.
Rules of the stream:
- Don’t be a dick to other viewers.
- Don’t roleplay in the chatbox.
That’s it. Otherwise, tell the dirtiest, filthiest fuckin’ jokes you want, rip on the anime, anything.
Join on in yall c: Stream starts in one hour!
So, don’t get me wrong, there are some weeiirrd fandoms on this site,
But there’s one, one in particular that I think everyone forgets. One that hides in the shadows except for short bursts of hostile takeovers.
I present to you, the Kingdom Hearts Fandom.
And this one is legit, not even from the fandom
friendly reminder that each of those generator cells contains a human Heart. Where do you think those Hearts came from?
(gif from [x])
Well there’s an extra layer of creepiness thrown in….
[You wanna know where those came from? In the Ansem Reports from KH1, subjects were kidnapped off the streets and had the Darkness extracted from them while they were still alive. Then the Heartless were made synthetically.The rest is history.]
((And thus the prison cells were made to throw them in for later testing. After all, couldn’t throw those people back out on the street. They’d squeal.
#(( ‘KINGDOM HEARTS IS A CHILD FRIENDLY GAME MADE FOR KIDS’ ))
This is how Garnet and Amethyst fuse to become Sugilite.
(A lot of things went through my head at that time, at the same time x3)