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Kingdom Hearts & Kingdom Hearts 2 for PS2 Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories for GBA Ansem FAQ Version 1.0

Created by: Krunal A.K.A Krunal Sheth Date: October 2006 Email @: [email protected]

O============================================================================O |Updated Versions | O============================================================================O -Version 1.0: (Started 01/10/06)

  - Started the FAQ for the first time

-Version 1.1: (Started 07/10/06)

  - Completed Secret Ansem Report section

O============================================================================O |Table of Contents | O============================================================================O

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |To skip to a certain part of the system, press Ctrl+F to bring up the find | |box and search for the relevant code to get to the desired section. | | | | ________ ____ | | |Contents| |Code| | | -------- ---- | | | | I. Introduction [I010] | | II. General Game Info [GG20] | | III. A Quick Overview of this FAQ [FAQ3] | | IV. Ansem the Wise [KH04] | | V. Ansem Reports [KH05] | | VI. Defeating Ansem [KH06] | | VII. Secret Ansem Reports [KH07] | | VIII. Credits [CR08] | | IX. Legal Thingamajig [LT09] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

O============================================================================O |Introduction [I010]| O============================================================================O

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Having gotten KHII on release (a couple of days from the time of the first | |version of this FAQ was written), I decided to create a FAQ explaining the | |story behind Ansem and practically all things Ansem. | |***WARNING*** | |This FAQ includes quite alot of spoilers for both KH and KH2. These aren't | |small spoilers but MAJOR spoilers about the storyline of the games mentioned| |above. If you are trying not to learn about the games before you get to that| |point then please remember it contains spoilers. I will not be held | |responsible for any bits that spoil your game. You have been warned. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

O============================================================================O |General Game Info [GG20]| O============================================================================O

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Kingdom Hearts Storyline | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |It all begins with a boy named Sora. He leads a carefree life with his | |friends Kairi and Riku on the beautiful Destiny Islands. One night, just as | |he was getting ready for bed, a mysterious storm rolls in, shrouding | |everything in darkness. In the chaos that follows, Sora finds the legendary | |Keyblade, but is powerless to prevent the storm from scattering everything | |he knows and loves far and wide. | | | |After a rough ride, the storm deposits him in a strange place called | |Traverse Town. Fortunately for him, his fall is broken by Donald and Goofy. | |Not ones to hold a grudge, the three become friends in no time and realise | |that the tumultuous events on Destiny Islands are connected to some unusual | |goings-on in Traverse Town and even the disappearance of the King of Disney | |Castle himself. The whole world is being swallowed by the Darkness, it | |seems, and it's about time someone did something about it! Now Donald and | |Goofy are reminded of the King's final instructions to them, that they must | |find the one who holds the "Key". Surely it can't be a coincidence that the | |very boy who fell from the sky had been chosen to bear the Keyblade? And so | |their Quest begins. | | | |What a quest it turns out to be. The trio journey through countless strange | |and exotic worlds, meeting ever stranger and more exotic folk along the way,| |and after healthy dose of battling, puzzling and honest-to-goodness | |adventuring, they find the King and Riku. Thus reunited, they form a plan to| |save the world. Sora must use the Keyblade to close the door to the | |Darkness. Simple, right? Well no, actually. When the time comes, Sora finds | |that closing the door to the Darkness will mean sealing the King and Riku on| |the other side! Sora must choose between saving the world and saving his | |friends. | | | |Knowing what he must do, Sora puts his shoulder to the door, and places his | |faith in the King's last words - that there will always be a door to the | |light. | | | |As one adventure ends, another begins... | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories Storyline | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |A mysterious road streches out before our three friends; in every other | |direction, endless fields all the way to the horizon. After walking for what| |seems like days, they cme to a crossroads. | | | |Pondering which way to go, Sora gazes up at the night sky and his thoughts | |turn to his long lost friends, the King, Riku and Kairi... Suddenly, a man | |in a black coat appears and says, "Ahead lies something you need, but to | |claim it, you must lose something dear". Before Sora can ask him what he | |means, the stranger vanishes, and when the trio look around, only one path | |remains for them to follow - a path leading to a castle. | | | |Hoping to find their friends, Sora, Donald, and Goofy decide to explore this| |mysterious place, but like all such mysterious places, Castle Oblivion will | |not reveal its secrets lightly. And with every step they take, they do | |indeed lose something - their memories. | | | |Soon, they meet a mysterious girl called Namine. Somehow she's the key to | |all of this. Perhaps she could help them... If only they could remember what| |it was they were looking for! Little do they know that far off in anohter | |part of the castle, Riku and the King are also exploring. What are they | |doing there and do they know that Sora and his friends are close by? | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Kingdom Hearts II Storyline | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |It's a year later [from the events of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories] and| |our three friends find themselves stuck between night and day in a place | |called Twilight Town. The gang's all here once more to find their friends. | |There's also a new kid in town. He's called Roxas and his part in all this | |will become clear as the story unfolds. | | | |Once more Sora and friends must make their way across strange worlds. Some | |are familiar and some are not, but they're all definitely dangerous. Their | |journey takes them into the exciting realms of Beauty and the Beast, The | |Lion King, Mulan and Pirates of the Caribbean. One minute they're being | |thrust into the future world of Tron, the next, they go back to the past to | |explore the world of Steamboat Willie. | | | |Then there are all the new characters. There are friends there are foes, and| |there are others who it's difficult to be sure about like Jack Sparrow. But | |they're going to need all the help they can get as they battle against a | |huge army of Heartless monsters and the greatest Disney villains, including | |the original bad boy - Pete. On their side they've got Aladdin, Hercules and| |Chicken Little - what he lacks in height he makes up for in spirit. | | | |The battles are going to be bigger than ever. Sora, Goofy and Donald are all| |prepared and this time they can combine their strength through Sora to | |improve his skill with the Key blades and his magical power. It's going to | |be a fight to remember! | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

O============================================================================O |A Quick Overview of this FAQ [FAQ3]| O============================================================================O

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |As well as the various characters that are in the game, one of the main | |character that you will encounter throughout the game will be Ansem. This | |FAQ has been created to better help explain the mysteries surrounding Ansem | |and thus the story of Kingdom Hearts. If you see any mistakes in the FAQ | |please be sure to email me and tell me of them, and I will correct them | |immediately and give you full credit. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

O============================================================================O |Ansem the Wise [KH04]| O============================================================================O

[Under Construction]

O============================================================================O |Ansem Reports [KH05]| O============================================================================O

Here are the transcripts of the Ansem Reports found in KH1 along with the locations that you can find them in. Please note that the Ansem Reports and Secret Ansem reports are both found in a random order (and not chronologically).

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And now for the details contained in the reports...

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Secret Ansem Report Index | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Ansem Report 01 [AR01] | |Ansem Report 02 [AR02] | |Ansem Report 03 [AR03] | |Ansem Report 04 [AR04] | |Ansem Report 05 [AR05] | |Ansem Report 06 [AR06] | |Ansem Report 07 [AR07] | |Ansem Report 08 [AR08] | |Ansem Report 09 [AR09] | |Ansem Report 10 [AR10] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Ansem Report 01 | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | | | | | | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

O============================================================================O |Defeating Ansem [KH06]| O============================================================================O

[Under Construction]

O============================================================================O |Secret Ansem Reports [KH07]| O============================================================================O

Here you will find the complete transcripts of the Secret Ansem Repots that are found in Kingdom Hearts 2, along with their locations:

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And now for the details contained in the Secret Reports...

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Secret Ansem Report Index | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Secret Ansem Report 01 [SAR01] | |Secret Ansem Report 02 [SAR02] | |Secret Ansem Report 03 [SAR03] | |Secret Ansem Report 04 [SAR04] | |Secret Ansem Report 05 [SAR05] | |Secret Ansem Report 06 [SAR06] | |Secret Ansem Report 07 [SAR07] | |Secret Ansem Report 08 [SAR08] | |Secret Ansem Report 09 [SAR09] | |Secret Ansem Report 10 [SAR10] | |Secret Ansem Report 11 [SAR11] | |Secret Ansem Report 12 [SAR12] | |Secret Ansem Report 13 [SAR13] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Secret Ansem Report 01 [SAR01] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Many years of hard work has come to fruition; this world that I govern has | |become a paradise, aptly named the "Radiant Garden". Flowers bloom with a | |fragrant aroma, raised by the pure water which brings forth life. The people| |pass their days with smiling faces full of hope. | | | |But wherever there is light, doubtless there is darkness lurking. As I have | |written in my recent report, I must decipher the mystery behind "the | |darkness in human hearts" to protect this paradise. | | | |Firstly, I will carry out experiments to seek out the depths of the human | |heart. One of my six disciples, Xehanort, has volunteered himself as a test | |subject. Since I found him collapsed in the street all those years ago and | |took him in, he has become a youth who serves me well. | | | |At that time, he had lost his memories entirely, but afterwards he began to | |exhibit a remarkable inquisitive mind. He absorbed my teachings incredibly | |quickly, and amassed a deep knowledge. He is somewhat undeveloped in | |maturity, but this problem is due to his youth. | | | |If I can seek Xehanort's heart through psychological experiments, I may also| |be able to unlock his sealed-off past. It seems that another of my | |disciples, Even, also has a strong interest in Xehanort's memories. | | | |But I wonder whether it is truly good that is in him. Certainly, Xehanort | |possesses great talent... | | | |Maybe too great, perhaps it is even superhuman. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Secret Ansem Report 02 [SAR02] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |I have made a grave error. | | | |The research plans I made about the "darkness in the heart", beginning with | |meager psychological experiments, have grown immensely. Spurred on by my | |youngest disciple Ienzo, I have prepared a grand-scale research laboratory | |below the castle. | | | |Unbeknownst to me, my six disciples gathered a great amount of test subjects| |and began dangerous experiments into the darkness of the heart. | | | |As soon as I found out about this, I gathered my disciples and ordered a | |stop to the research, and to discard the results thus far. | | | |What has happened to the hearts of the six who were once my loyal disciples?| |While pursuing the mystery of the darkness in the heart, did they themselves| |lose their way in the darkness? And the most foolish thing is that it was I | |who originally began these experiments. Whatever the reason, the depths of | |the human heart should not be meddled in by others. I despaired in my own | |error. | | | |It was a visitor from another world who cured my grief-stricken heart. A | |tiny king named "Mickey" carried the legendary key in his hand. Yes, it was | |the "Keyblade" which was said to have brought chaos and prosperity to the | |world a long time ago. He had a great amount of interesting knowledge, and | |we had enjoyable lengthy discussions, growing closer. | | | |On his advice, I decided to re-examine the data from the underground | |laboratory. | | | |And I discovered the "Ansem Reports". | | | |Though they carried my name, the only one that I had written was Number 0. | |Apparently he went on to pen numbers 1 through 8 himself. | | | |Yes, the first subject in my foolish experiments. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Secret Ansem Report 03 [SAR03] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |The "chaos" has spread to many worlds, not just this one. | | | |My apprentice Xehanort has, in the "Ansem Reports" which he wrote under my | |name, hypothesized about the process of the terrible experiments that he | |carried out and the "door" that appeared in the underground darkness. | | | |Every living being has a heart, and in the depths of every heart there is | |darkness. The same is true for "worlds". If the world is a being, the heart| |it holds must be tremendous. And in its depths, an immense darkness. | | | |Is Xehanort trying to understand the "door" to make contact with the | |darkness in the worlds? No, not just Xehanort. It seems that the other | |five disciples, have too become taken by the darkness, believeing it to be | |for the sake of research. Even, Ienzo, Braig, Dilan, and Elaeus...they have | |ceased to be human. | | | |And I have lost everything, exiled to a nonexistent world. | | | |Having exiled me, what could Xehanort be aiming for? The people's smiles to | |be gone? | | | |As the light of hope has faded, I will now walk along with the darkness. In | |the world of nothingness to which I have been exiled. | | | |Darkness in the midst of nothing.. | | | |"Darkness in Zero" | | | |Thus, I shall be known as "DiZ" | | | |I will cast aside the stolen name "Ansem"...and go forth in search of | |revenge. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Secret Ansem Report 04 [SAR04] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |The days spent in that beautiful paradise already seem so far as to be a | |vision. | | | |How much time has passed in this world of nothingness to which I have been | |exiled? In this world of nothingness where all existence has gone, I have | |barely managed to keep myself intact through rage and hatred. | | | |My heart is filled with hatred towards the disciples who were taken by the | |darkness, and rage at my own foolish self who was betrayed by them. Is this | |what it is like to be taken by the darkness? | | | |I will not continue to pass this time in vain. What are Xehanort and the | |others aiming for? I must work out the mystery of the "Ansem Reports" that | |man wrote, stop them and defeat them. That is my mission...given to me by | |the world, the only way. | | | |The key is those without a heart, the "Heartless". Embodiments of the | |darkness in the heart. Accursed shadows with no hearts who steal the hearts | |of all living things and multiply. Where did they come from, and where are | |they going? | | | |The three elements that compose life...the heart, the soul, the body. When | |life loses the heart, what happens to the leftover soul and body? | | | |When the soul leaves the body, which it lives in as a vessel, life dies. But| |if the heart is removed, what happens? | | | |Even if the heart is separated from the body, life is not destroyed. The | |heart simply disappears into the darkness. | | | |I have little time. If I stay in this world indefinitely, will I both have | |a body and know the answer? | | | |My heart is already being captured by the darkness. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Secret Ansem Report 05 [SAR05] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |In this world where all existence is disassembled, I barely keep myself | |intact through thinking and writing alone. | | | |Even with time, this world has no meaning. Here, eternity and an instant are| |the same. | | | |I must hurry. They have undoubtedly already begun their activity. | | | |The key to unravelling the mystery is the "Heartless". The six betrayers | |conducted the research which brought forth these accursed shadows. | | | |They didn't just create "pure-blood" Heartless from the human heart, they | |used them to artificially synthesize Heartless. It seems that they have | |given these artificial Heartless a mark and called them "Emblems". | | | |But whether pure-blood Heartless or Emblem, Heartless without a heart move | |following an instinctve desire. They simply seek out hearts and gather. | |With a human-like opponent, all they do is they easily remove the heart and | |take it into themselves, creating more companions. They do not listen to | |the orders of humans. | | | |But, what about the orders of stronger Heartless? | | | |If, for example, that man discarded his soul and body to become a | |Heartless, could he not lead the weaker Heartless? | | | |Furthermore, does he intend to take advantage of the Heartless' instinct? | |If the Heartless, who seek out hearts, are aiming for a bigger, stronger | |heart, the final objective is clear. In this world, the greatest heart | |is... "the heart of the world". | | | |Everything is just a hypothesis, but that he is using the Heartless to | |find the path to the heart of the world is certain. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Secret Ansem Report 06 [SAR06] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |In the world of nothingness, my choice to walk along with the darkness was | |not mistaken. | | | |I did not refuse the darkness, nor did I fear it, and when I looked straight| |ahead with a silent heart, I acquired a new power. | | | |A superhuman power...the power of darkness. Xehanort and the others were | |captivated by this power, and soon captured by it. Naturally, I do not plan | |to have my heart taken and be eaten up by the darkness as they were. | | | |Through this new power, I discovered the "Corridors of Darkness", which | |connects the world of nothingness to the physical world. Going back and | |forth freely is still difficult, but my time of exile is at an end. | | | |To prevent Xehanort and the others from recognizing me, I have taken a new | |form upon my return to the world of light. | | | |As I thought, Xehanort has become a Heartless. Under my name he controls the| |Heartless, and has taken many worlds' hearts. | | | |Xehanort wishes to use the center of the worlds' hearts he has collected, | |namely "Kingdom Hearts", in an attempt to call forth a great darkness and | |return everything to darkness. | | | |Furthermore, the other five disciples have shed their bodies. Have they | |become Heartless, like Xehanort? Or did Xehanort use them and then destroy | |them? | | | |While seeking the truth, I found a strange "existence". | | | |When life loses the heart, the soul and body are left behind. When a | |Heartless is created, the discarded soul and body depart from the world of | |light and are reborn into a new existence in a completely different world. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Secret Ansem Report 07 [SAR07] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |It is convenient for dark existences and those without a heart, but for | |others the "Corridors of Darkness" is unsafe for frequent use. My heart will| |be taken by the darkness. | | | |While seeking a place to continue my investigation and planning while hidden| |from them, I have reached Twilight Town. A quiet town, forgotten in the | |space between light and dark. I decided to move under an abandoned mansion | |on the other side of the forest. | | | |As a result of continuing my investigation in secret, I have made one | |discovery after another. | | | |When beings without hearts, "Heartless", are born, the remaining soul and | |body are born in this world as a different existence. They have different | |objectives to the Heartless, and I do not know what "it" is that they aim | |for, but as I had thought, they are existences which bring chaos to the | |world. | | | |While the followers of the king, my visitor from a long time ago, together | |with the Keyblade master, fight the Heartless, who threaten the world with | |darkness, a new threat is emerging in the worlds. | | | |Another threat...they have named theselves with a certain irony. | | | |They have named themselves the non-existent ones, "Nobodies". | | | |Most Nobodies have lost their human forms, like the Heartless. But the | |Nobodies born from those with strong hearts only change a little on the | |outside, keeping human form. | | | |It seems that the ones who betrayed me have become Nobodies keeping their | |human forms, gathered allies, and are proceeding with new plans. | | | |With the betrayers at the center, the "Thirteenth Order" has been created | |from 13 Nobodies, and separated into two groups, continuing with some kind | |of research. | | | |I have decided to go to where at least 6 of them are assembled, to find out | |the objectives of the Order. To "Castle Oblivion", towering at the end of | |the World In-Between. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Secret Ansem Report 08 [SAR08] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |It appears that I have been too caught up in the movements of Xehanort and | |the others, and events relating to them. | | | |Fighting between friends...the fight to protect the world of light from the | |Heartless threat is over. Xehanort's Heartless, the being calling himself | |the Seeker of Darkness, Ansem, has been destroyed. | | | |The "Hero" who holds a different Keyblade to the King has passed through | |many worlds, closed the doors' "Keyholes" and defeated the Heartless. | | | |On the other hand, having plunged into the world of darkness, the King | |worked together with the Keyblade Master to close the door between the | |worlds of light and darkness, Kingdom Hearts, removing the threat of the | |great darkness. | | | |But many Heartless are swarming the worlds, and Organization XIII and the | |Nobodies are working in secret. The worlds are still in great danger. | | | |I must find some means to fight the worlds' enemies. That is my atonement...| |and my revenge. | | | |For that reason, I have infiltrated "Castle Oblivion". From the 13th floor | |to the lower 12th floor, the castle's "white rooms" take and freely change | |around visitors' memories. Some of those from Organization XIII are | |conducting experiments on memories in this castle. | | | |It appears that the test subject of this experiment, a girl called "Namine",| |possesses an extremely unique power. What can emerge from this power of | |hers? | | | |I have been continuing my investigations in secret without disturbing | |Organization XIII. But today, a further visitor had appeared. | | | |"Sora", the Keyblade Master who defeated Ansem, and his companions. And | |there is the scent of darkness in the lower depths of the castle. | | | |It seems that the actors in this little drama are gathering. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Secret Ansem Report 09 [SAR09] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |This truly is the Keyblade Master. Sora has unravelled the Organization's | |conspiracy and rescued Namine. | | | |Namine is a witch who controls others' memories. It appears that she gained | |this ability through being born by a special process. | | | |Namine is a girl, but was a princess. A long time ago, when I governed the | |"Radiant Garden", one of the denizens was "Kairi", one of the seven | |princesses who support the world of light. There was no Heartless born from | |Kairi, who carries no darkness in her heart, and her body which should have | |disappeared remained in the world of light. | | | |That is to say, in the case of the Nobody called Namine, both a Heartless as| |evidence of a lost heart, and a body to act as the intermediary for the | |creation of a Nobody are missing. She is an extremely unstable existence, | |and therefore has no memories of Kairi. Another cause is that Kairi's heart,| |having been separated from her body, did not return to the darkness, but | |instead found another vessel...concealed behind Sora's heart. | | | |That is to say, Namine is an offshoot of Kairi, who directly interfered with| |Sora's heart. Because of that, she was be able to manipulate the memories of| |Sora and those whose hearts are connected to his. | | | |She is truly a "non-existent one". Without even becoming a Nobody, she has | |no place to go, and is the most fleeting of shadows. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Secret Ansem Report 10 [SAR10] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Sora, who lost his memories in Castle Oblivion, has gone into a deep sleep | |to recover them. However, I believe it will require a considerable amount of| |time to recover completely the memories from his birth to the present time. | | | |But Castle Oblivion is a place that was controlled by Organization XIII. I | |must care for Sora in a safer place. I have decided to persuade Namine to | |help, and take the sleeping Sora to Twilight Town to protect him. | | | |Namine. As I wrote before, she is an extremely unique existence. Born | |through the same process as a Nobody, but missing certain elements that | |characterise a Nobody. | | | |That she continues to draw pictures is possibly compensating for what she | |lacks...from other people's, mainly Sora's, memories. | | | |I have formed a hypothesis. I believe that Namine was born as a unique | |Nobody when Sora turned the Keyblade on his own body and Sora and Kairi's | |"hearts" departed his body at the same time. Namine was born as Kairi's | |Nobody. But to become a Nobody, Sora's body and soul were used as an | |intermediary... | | | |When a person loses their heart, a Heartless with no sense of self is born, | |and the leftover body and soul are used as an intermediary to give birth to | |a Nobody. | | | |But what about those who chose to release their heart? Sora and Xehanort, | |even though they became Heartless, kept their sense of self. | | | |And in the case of Kairi and Namine. The exception that Kairi's heart had | |no darkness, and the exception that Kairi's heart used Sora as a vessel | |when she lost it...The cause may be due to all of these impossible | |exceptions piling up. | | | |While Sora sleeps, I will do what I must. A new ally has appeared, named | |Riku. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Secret Ansem Report 11 [SAR11] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |I have reunited with a friend from Castle Oblivion, but I could not let him | |know of my origins. If he were to discover the circumstances, that I was | |obsessed with revenge, he would attempt to stop me. I would like to talk | |animatedly with him like before, but...unfortunately, that is already a wish| |that will not be fulfilled. | | | |My friend has been fighting in the world of darkness for all this time. I | |believe that he most likely entered the world of darkness through "Traverse | |Town". | | | |As with Castle Oblivion, that town is a world between light and darkness. | |A world created by the gathered fragments of worlds which had lost their | |hearts to the Heartless. A place where the people could escape to, having | |barely escaped the destruction of their own worlds. | | | |Worlds in-between are truly unstable, where the Corridors of Darkness | |frequently open up. When a world disappears, drifters seem to pass through | |the Corridors from their lost worlds. Doubtlessly, Sora passed through | |these same corridors when he first arrived at Traverse Town. | | | |It seems that my friend who fought in the world of darkness followed a | |Corridor constructed by Organization XIII, and appeared in Castle Oblivion. | | | |The new ally, Riku, also managed to return through the Corridors of | |Darkness. He promised his help unconditionally, for the sake of his closest | |friend Sora. | | | |The truth is that Sora's memory restoration is taking too long. Therefore, | |I have entrusted Riku with the task of retreiving the other Sora...Sora's | |Nobody. | | | |Sora is essential to the completion of my objective. I require the | |keyblade-weilding hero to fly through the realm of light and defeat | |Organization XIII. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Secret Ansem Report 12 [SAR12] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |With the exception of Namine, Nobodies remember their time as humans. But | |Sora's Nobody, "Roxas", has lost the memories of when he was Sora. | | | |The reason for this may be that Sora spent little time as a Heartless while | |Roxas was left behind as a Nobody, and returned to becoming a human with a | |heart. | | | |Somehow, Roxas is similar to Namine. While being Kairi's Nobody, Namine was | |born using Sora's body and soul as an intermediary. And Roxas was Sora's | |Nobody, left behind when Sora returned to being a human through not his own | |heart, but using Kairi's heart as an intermediary. | | | |I believe that Sora's memory restoration is delayed due to having lost half | |of himself, Roxas. I must turn him into data, and return him to Sora. | | | |As a member of Organization XIII, capturing Roxas presented an extreme | |difficulty. Riku, having lost to Roxas once, confronted him again having | |shed his form and wielding the power of darkness. He barely managed to | |bring him back. | | | |But Organization XIII are in pursuit. Here in Twilight Town is where Roxas | |was born as a Nobody. This is where Roxas met the Organization XIII and | |became a member. They will discover this place in time. | | | |For the moment, I have converted all of Twilight Town into data, and formed | |a "copy of the world" in Sora's memories. I will send Roxas there, and | |devise a restoration of Sora's memories as the days pass. | | | |There is little time. The schemes of my apprentices must be making progress | |as well. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Secret Ansem Report 13 [SAR13] | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Sora will awaken tomorrow. The end of my long-awaited revenge will begin. | | | |Xehanort, who took everything away from me. Deatroyed as a Heartless, his | |ambitions are once again aimed at the "great heart", Kingdom Hearts. | | | |His Heartless's ambition was to collect the hearts of the worlds and bring | |them together to Kingdom Hearts, to call forth a great darkness. But his | |Nobody is now collecting human hearts to absorb into Kingdom Hearts. | | | |My foolish disciple. | | | |One mystery remains. How did Xehanort open the door that appeared below my | |castle...? | | | |No...all theories are pointless now, when all things are coming to an end. | | | |Roxas, Ansem, Namine. You should not have existed in theory, and yet you | |are truly there. Special exceptions. | | | |The theories that I and Organization XIII have put together have been | |exceeded by the owners of strong hearts. | | | |Sora, Kairi, Riku. | | | |Yes, Riku. There was weakness in his heart that was exploited by the | |darkness, but he defeated it with the hope that he discovered at the | |extremities of his suffering, and even retained the darkness of the heart | |of his enemy as his own power. I wish from the bottom of my heart that | |when all of this ends, he will return to that island with Sora. | | | |If I can, I would also like to return to the "Radiant Garden", and once | |more see the beautiful water and flowers, and the smiling faces | |overflowing with hope. | | | |King, my friend. I trust that you will see these true records that I have | |written. | | | |I wanted to chat with you again. Please forgive me. | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

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o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |I would like to thank Neoseeker for giving me an opportunity to waste so | |much of my time writing FAQ's and talking on the message board. | | | |One more time, if you need/want to contact me for any reason, my email | |address is: KrunalSheth87[at]Tiscali[dot]co[dot]uk. | | | |Please feel free to tell me how much you loved my FAQ. Moreover, if you have| |to, tell how much you hated it. Whatever it is, I will try to reply. | | | |Finally, thanks to all of you for reading this FAQ and not making it a | |COMPLETE waste of my time. Hope it helped you out! | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o

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