The Road to Kingdom Hearts III – Kingdom Hearts Character Guide

The Road to Kingdom Hearts III – Kingdom Hearts Character Guide

The Story of Kingdom Hearts is hard enough to keep track of let alone its countless characters. From original charters, to Square Enix and Disney characters it can get very confusing. However, we thought a visual guide with the main charterers from each game would help with our months leading into Kingdom Hearts III. Each month we will be releasing a story recap of each Kingdom Hearts games and along with that a character guide that corresponds. These Kingdom Hearts character guides will only contain information you would know from the article it corresponds with along with all previously released articles.


Kingdom Hearts


Sora– The main character of Kingdom Hearts and the Keyblade’s chosen one. He is in search of his two friends Riku and Kairi.

Status: Alive.

Last Known Location: Between the realm of darkness and light.  


Riku– The best friend of Sora and the one Sora looks up to most. His want to see other worlds causes his fall into darkness.

Status: Alive.

Last Known Location: Trapped behind the Door to Darkness in the realm of Darkness with King Mickey.

Possessed Riku– After his fall to darkness, Riku falls victim to possession by Ansem and the darkness.

Status: Cured.

Last Known Location: Hollowed Bastion.


Kairi– The one Sora would do anything for. When the Darkness takes control of the island her heart finds refuge in Sora for protection. It’s not until Sora sacrifices himself does she get her heart back.

Status: Alive.

Last Known Location: Realm of Light, Destiny Islands.


Donald Duck– The mage of King Mickey. He is tasked with following the key and get the King back. He and his best friend, Goofy, find Sora and follow him and his Keyblade. He ends up befriending Sora and uses his magic to help Sora save his friends while Sora uses the Keyblade to help save the King.

Status: Alive.

Last Known Location: With Sora in the land between.


Goofy– The shield of the King whose job is to protect him. He tags along to find the King and becomes an inseparable trio with Sora and Donald.

Status: Alive.

Last Known Location: With Sora in the land between.


King Mickey Mouse– A mysterious character who Donald and Goofy are searching for and the reason they meet Sora. Not seen until the end, Mickey helps Sora close the Door to Darkness and ends up trapped in the Realm of Darkness with Riku.

Status: Alive.

Last Known Location: Trapped in the Realm of Darkness with Riku.  


Jiminy Cricket– Tasked with keeping a log of Donald and Goofy’s journey, he documents every detail of their adventure with Sora.

Status: Alive.

Last Known Location: The land between.


Heartless– These creatures of Darkness take many forms, depending on how strong their original forms were. Heartless are creatures of beings who lose their hearts to the Darkness they will inevitably serve.

Status: Locked out of the realm of light, but alive.

Last Known Location: Locked behind the Door to Darkness in the Heart of all Worlds.


Ansem– The main antagonist and the reason Heartless have been infecting worlds. His plan is to use the Princesses of Heart to open Kingdom Hearts and unleash pure darkness into all worlds. In the end, he is defeated by Sora, Donald, and Goofy. Sora lets him open the Door to Darkness because Sora realizes that Kingdom Hearts isn’t Darkness, its Light, and by doing so defeats Ansem.

Special Facts: Ansem was ultimately right about Kingdom Hearts. The brighter the light, the darker the shadow. So because the Door to Darkness held light it was also the birthplace to the heart of all worlds and the home to the Heartless.

Status: Destroyed

Last Known Location: Defeated outside the Door to Darkness.


The Seven Princesses of Heart:

These are special characters in Kingdom Hearts. It is said that if a being possessed all seven, they would be granted access into Kingdom Hearts, which was how Ansem was planning on getting in. A Princess of Heart is a person that have hearts made of pure light, and seemingly have the ability to reverse the Heartless back into their original being; such as when Kairi hugs Sora’s Heartless to bring him back. There are still many things you don’t know about these special characters, but in time you will.

At the end of Kingdom Hearts we know all the Princesses of Heart are safe, however, we don’t know their exact whereabouts. We are left to assume they all made it back to their correct worlds.

  1. Jasmine
  2. Aurora
  3. Snow White
  4. Cinderella
  5. Alice
  6. Belle
  7. Kairi




Mark Kriska

Mark Kriska is a journalist for Mammoth Gamers. He plays primarily on PlayStation but also plays on Xbox and Nintendo systems. Mark is an all around nerd and if he is not playing games he's watching sports, movies, or TV and if all else fails enjoying a nice book or comic.