Friday, October 28, 2016

Kingdom Hearts Primer - Kingdom Hearts 1 - Episode 12 - Sacrifices

And now, the most famous scene in the entire franchise:

But enough about that, let's talk about Kairi.

A lot of plot twists occur at this moment in the story, but one of these reveal is that Kairi has been with Sora this entire time, locked within the confines of his heart. And now that she's released, it makes sense for her to start playing a more active role in the game's story, rather than just being an object passed between Sora and Riku, driving them forward.

Logistically, because we already have a party of 3, and we're super late in the game, we can't just add another member to the group. I understand why they didn't make her playable. What I take umbrage with is the completely silly reason they give for why she can't go.

Sora says that she'd just get in the way. To a point, I can understand. He just got his best friend/love interest back, and doesn't want her to immediately be put back in danger. But considering that she also grew up on a tropical island where children play blood sports for fun, she should be just as capable as he is.

I wish they gave her a better excuse for not being in the party. I wish they gave her some important task that she had to complete while Sora was out. As it stands, she just kinda sits there and waits for Sora to save the day. She doesn't really have any agency for herself.

It's bothersome, to say the least.

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