Best Kingdom Hearts Characters

The Top Ten

1 Roxas Roxas

Yeah he's probably my favorite character in Kingdom Hearts, he was the first character in the game I played as since Kingdom Hearts 2 was my introduction to the franchise, and the more I look back at Roxas's history the more I feel sorry for him, the more I root for him, wish I could give him a hug he's backstory is so tragic especially since all he wanted was to live his own life and he couldn't, that's why I love Roxas, his character makes you get behind him

I love his and his friends' tragic story, and how Roxas seems to have very clear feelings. Sometimes I think his feelings are more rational and fitting than Sora's.

Roxas is a character who is treated like a villain in-universe in-spite of being of being one of the purest and the best characters

SO sweet

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2 Riku Riku

Riku is without a doubt, the most selfless kingdom hearts character. Even in the first game he dedicated himself to trying to save Kairi, but got lost in the darkness whilst doing so. Then, him closing the doors to kingdom hearts and keeping himself locked in was such an emotional scene. Then there was kingdom hearts 2 Riku, who gave up even his own appearance just to help Mickey and save his friends. Sure, Sora is still a good hero, but Riku just goes more deeper then Sora ever could...

Riku is one of the few characters to appear in every game. He goes through several different stages in the games. In the first game, he's manipulated easily into accepting darkness and going against his childhood friend while in Chain of Memories he's determined to fight his darkness no matter how hard it is. In Kingdom Hearts II he's ashamed of his failures but still is fighting the good fight. Finally, we observe in 3D that he's determined and persistent in keeping darkness out of his heart forever. he is the only true dynamic character of the series in my opinion.

Riku shows us that past mistakes don't have to rule your life; they can be what you need to be stronger and a more developed person. He shows us that light isn't always good, but darkness isn't always bad; sometimes we need a bit of both. To me, he serves as the strongest moral maker of the entire game. We should instill a bit of Riku into our everyday thinking.
He isn't afraid to admit what his mistakes were either. This along with his subtle humor, mysterious aura and curiosity makes him a well-rounded and very interesting character (and by far my favorite in the game).

He's my first favorite character and I love him ♥

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3 Sora

He is willing to sacrifice himself for his friends, he saved the universe ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION, he's fun, goofy, and good-willed, and, he's played by Haley Joel Osment. That pretty ' badass if you ask me

Sora has an optimism that really grows on you, and the love he has for ALL his friends is so strong it's hard to not like him. Sora is a goofball who can be clueless at time, but that makes him relatable because honestly haven't we all been clueless as to what is really going on in the plot at one point or another?

Where would this game be without him. Every second is him, every moment is lived through his eyes.. I mean HIS HEART.. Definitely my favourite character..

Because Roxas is a little bitch and Chris loves to eat bell pepper

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4 Axel

I like the fact that Axel never gives everything away. He seems snarky, quick-witted and a joker on the outside. Yet in reality, he sometimes uses this as a facade, a way to hide the fact that all he wants is to be happy and to be with his friends. He might lose his friends and end up lonely otherwise. That's why he acts so cold to Saix (whom used to be his best friend) when he had to choose between his two current best friends.

Imagine both Axel from Kingdom Hearts & Axel Chains fighting each other!

Axel (kingdom Hearts character) & Rouge the Bat (Axel Chains's tall arch-rival) vs. Axel Chains & Yoshi (Axel Chains's friendly rival).

I liked Alex because he is vicious like a dog or cat. Axel is kinda laid back and had to be very flaming. Flaming is how his attitude is and acts awesome!

Axel is the best Kingston Hearts character. Got it memorized? - OnyxDash

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5 Aqua

Aqua is currently the first of every playable character in the Kingdom Hearts franchise who can successfully keep the darkness in check and has shown to be a true Keyblade Master. Not only that but being the first lead female gives her so much development to the point where she's arguably one of the strongest characters in the whole series and a good role model to boot. She's the Master of Magic, she's beyond any other character in the series so far in terms of magic, in fact, her magic is technically limitless considering how she can infinitely use Reflect as a shield. She made it the farthest and has continued to search for her friends ever since the final events of Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep. She has a belief in unbreakable connections, she is brave when facing enemies and her determination to find her friends is arguably unmatched. She may be a damsel(a beautiful one indeed) but you'll be the one in distress if you face her in combat

Strongest character the light has. Want to see the dynamic with Riku (considering his past) when that comes. Riku would provide real hope of saving Terra for her.

The most tragic and the strongest KH character by far. She's losing all her friends and is forced to wander alone in the darkness. And yet she stands and fight without losing hope

She is so prety

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6 Xion Xion

Xion is strong and sweet. And Believes in being her own person! The Organization calls her a puppet, but if they put her back on the game she can prove herself to be more.

I love her! I love her depth! I find her to be a very well developed character. She's my favorite for many reasons, but the range of emotions she felt towards her existance and towards her friends, despite being a nobody, is something really special. She also shares traits of sacrifice and selflessness; much like many of the other kingdom hearts characters. have.

Snow White - Namine and Rose Red - Kairi


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7 Ventus

He is like Roxas, but better!

The best one!, Sora and Roxas are what they are because of him.

Ventus is literally a teenager who acts like an 8 year old, he is such an adorable cinnamon roll

He and the other characters connected to Sora are the best characters in the franchise. - Jeff35122

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8 Kairi Kairi

Kairi had to be one of my favorites because she is pretty. Kairi is also loyal like Sora and very kind and caring.

Sora should be number one, and Kairi should be number two.

Kairi... One of my favorite characters - e9090

Rose Red - Kairi

Snow White - Namine

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9 Cloud Cloud

Cloud, your normal Buster-Basher Wielder, Ex-Soldier, Crime Buster guy... why not? If Final Fantasy wasn't popular, he should be popular here... Plus, that spiky hair :3

So coool and heroic! One of my favorite guys!

10 Xemnas

Xemnas was only beaten because good always wins. If good never won xemnas would have beaten sora and riku hands down. Then the only way xemnas could be defeated would be for him to fall off his bloody high chair.

I really want there to be an audio book in Xemnas' awesome deep voice

Wine! Wine! Wine! We shall go together! (Xemnas 2005)

Best bad guy in kh. Also totally handsome and loving that deep voice.

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The Contenders

11 Xehanort Xehanort Xehanort is a fictional character and the true primary antagonist of the video game crossover series Kingdom Hearts by Tetsuya Nomura. V 3 Comments
12 Mickey

Mickey totally deserves to be in the top 10. He is the Disney poster boy, but totally awesome. He's been savin Sora and RIku long as anyone can remember

Mickey is ine of my fas because he us King of Disney Castle and a Keyblade user. He uses all his power for good watching over Sora and Riku throughout all their journeys.

Mickey by far the greatest, most badass character! Disney Yoda!

The one ray of light among the generic weaboo anime trash. By far the best character in Kingdom Hearts.

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13 Terra

He has one of the best stories within the entire series, the aspect of his ideals conflicting with his actions, the fall of a true hero yet still fighting against the one who took over his body. This is the tale of the fallen hero, and the fact that his actions affected the rest of the series is also important.

Terra will come back. Believe in Terra. One day, he will set things right.

Original 3 Keyblader Wielder... Birth by Sleep. Turns to pure darkness.. But uses it for good.. Hmm the connection

Roxas-Sephiroth-Terra.. Next?

the best

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14 Saix

Such an angel

A babe.

15 Demyx

He's kinda like a human teddy bear


he's GOOD

Demyx has a musical instrument (a sitar) as a weapon... How cool is that!? On top of that, he controls water! Finally, his personality is amazingly hilarious (lazy, somewhat cowardly, and possibly smart/cunning (he was right when he said "Oh, we do too have hearts! Don't be mad..." It's proven in KH3D. He either saw through Xemnas' façade, or it was a coincidental ruse...) Talk about good character development! ) Besides the annoyance for some with his boss battle, what's not to love!? 😀

16 Vanitas

Come on, he's the like the anti-sora. Tell me that's not awesome

When I first saw him, I immediately thought of Red X from Teen Titans. Probably the mask.

He looks just awesome, how he talks, his movements, his quotes, it's like a badass sora, he is awesome.

I think is the best villiant in the series
He is so mean and bad ass

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17 Marluxia
18 Luxord
19 Namine

She is very calm and is willing to help others of their needs as well as having a strong heart and emotion.

I think she's the most underrated character people don't realise how great she is.

People don't realize how awesome Namine is. She's the best of them all and has the most tragic story

What a cutie pie!

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20 Lexaeus

My friends and I feel that lexaeus was a good character. We call him "Captain Chin" because seriously, that chin though.

21 Zexion

He is so awesome when he is fighting!

22 Vexen

Definitely an uncommon pick, but his cunning yet insane nature was, for the very few times he was on screen, very enjoyable.

Smartest Character in Kingdom Hearts

23 Donald

What!? Donald isn't in the top ten? It's bad enough we can't play him, now this!? - IsaiahWill22

When I had no way of healing myself, Donald saved my butt numerous times with his Cure spell. He put Sora before himself every single time, sometimes causing himself to get KO in the middle of battle. This little magician needs to at least be in the top ten.

Donald, just do your damn job already

The Way He's Always Able To Heal Every One In The Party At The Right Time Automatically Makes Him Top Tier To Me

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24 Goofy Goofy Goofy is a funny-animal cartoon character created in 1932 at Walt Disney Productions. Goofy is a tall, anthropomorphic black dog with a Southern drawl, and typically wears a turtle neck and vest, with pants, shoes, white gloves, and a tall hat originally designed as a rumpled fedora . Goofy is a close more.

He is that funny, lovable character that helps whenever he can. When Sora and Donald fight he doesn't take sides instead he stops it. Plus he HEALS YOU UNLIKE DONALD.

Always gives it his all and lasts longer than Donald. I used valor form way more than wisdom form.

Love every moment with him on screen

25 Xigbar

Xigbar is the most badass Organization XIII member

Pfft, As If..

26 Leon

Guides Sora, Donald and Goofy on their journey. Can't believe he's not on here yet.

27 Stitch Stitch

Something tells me he will be having much more to do in Kingdom Hearts III.

In kh3 stitch will have something to do with demyx because stitch has a ukulele and demyx has a sitar (see the connection)

28 Ansem the Wise

Ansem is one of my favorites because he is a master of disguise because he went under cover as DiZ and was half good and half evil.

29 Xaldin
30 Sephiroth

Most Epic Villain of all Time! Plus Best Boss Ever

When watched the video he's tough

31 Cid

Great comic relief character

"Aw crud! I slept for 18 hours! "
-cid, KH manga, volume 1 shorts

32 Hades
33 Hercules
34 Larxene

I liked her and genuinely found her amusing. I hope their is some kind of twist and she isn't just gone.

35 Maleficent Maleficent

How is the main Disney villain not on here already?

36 Braig

Braig/Xigbar is just a completely different type of character from most of the entire franchise. I find him to be the most interesting member of Organization XI, outside of Axel.

I'd agree but I despise him.

37 Master Eraqus

He's a fully fledged keyblade master what more do you have to say. Well a little more to say is he only ever had good intentions.

38 ViVi
39 Beast

Gave Sora encouragement when he needed it most.

40 Genie
41 Merlin
42 Yen Sid


43 Yuffie
44 Hayner

I liked him because he in a way shaped Roxas' future. Plus he looks cool -,-

45 Tarzan
46 Captain Jack Sparrow Captain Jack Sparrow Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He is a pirate in the film series.

Very funny character, as one would expect.

By the way, does anyone else feel like Sora accidentally made Jack a keyblade wielder in the second game?

47 Auron

By far, the BEST ALLY of all the games!

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