ByJosh Wegwerth, writer at Creators.co
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Josh Wegwerth

Kingdom Hearts 3 has occupied a pretty weird spot in the world of gaming. A lot of people want to play it, but everyone's pretty reluctant to get their hopes up. I mean, it's been four years now since development was announced and we're still yet to get a release date. Now, this may all change with the next trailer at the D23 Expo in a few weeks, but right now I want to talk about something that's been bothering me for a little while since the Orchestra trailer. Specifically this little snapshot right here:

KH3 Ocrhestra Trailer [Credit: Square Enix]
KH3 Ocrhestra Trailer [Credit: Square Enix]

Here's the thing, ladies and gentlemen. Roxas is Sora's nobody. I could go on and on about how bringing him back requires so many things that would waste so much time in this game that it's not even worth it, because you know what? Roxas is lucky that he's popular, so we'll probably see him anyways. But this scene seems to imply that Sora wants Roxas to be one of the seven Guardians. This is where I get annoyed, but also where things start to make a little sense.

Those of us that are familiar with the complex story of Kingdom Hearts know that Roxas doesn't look like Sora because Ventus's heart rests inside of Sora, so instead Roxas looks like Ventus. Here's the deal, Sora didn't recognize Roxas as Ventus because even though Ventus's heart is seeking refuge in Sora's, they've never met in person. My point here is that even though Sora thinks he is referring to Roxas, he will likely free Ventus thinking it is Roxas.

Seven Guardians Of Light

Wait I thought there were only 7... [Credit: Square Enix]
Wait I thought there were only 7... [Credit: Square Enix]

This is where I'm pretty sure we can confirm that Roxas won't play a huge role in Kingdom Hearts 3, if any. We can basically confirm the identity of five of the Guardians of Light: Mickey, Sora, Riku, Aqua, and Ventus. That leaves two more spots, but we have four more keyblade wielders who could potentially fill those places. When we look at those characters, Axel/Lea, Kairi, Terra, and Roxas, some are certainly more possible than others.

Kairi is pretty likely, since it would work best with her current character arc to fight alongside Riku and Sora, instead of being the damsel in distress like she was in KH1 and KH2. So if we assume Kairi is one of them, that leaves one spot and three more candidates. Terra can be scratched out because he's still one of Xehanort's vessels, so now we're down to two.

THE FEELS [Credit: Square Enix]
THE FEELS [Credit: Square Enix]

Roxas or Lea? Personally, I'm gonna vote Lea for two major reasons. First off, the ultimate confusion that would need to be addressed with Roxas and Ventus fighting alongside each other. The second is why would they show us Lea getting a keyblade in the secret ending of DDD if he was never gonna use it? It just doesn't make sense to me. So with that we have our Seven Guardians, and can effectively remove the possibility of intense confusion between Roxas and Ventus.

Do you want Roxas to have a bigger role in Kingdom Hearts 3? Would you rather keep him out of it? Let us know in the comments!

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