Best Kingdom Hearts Characters

The Top Ten

1 Roxas Roxas

Roxas has always been my favorite. I've always loved him and even more with Gatekeeper and Oathkeeper, Roxas's Keyblades!

In his short life, he has been through more tragic than any other character in the series, yet he always pushing forward.

Roxas is my favorite character because his story is brilliant and he is so cool but sometimes I feel sad for Roxas because he is not real not like sora and the others. Roxas is by far my favorite character in the kingdom hearts series.

Roxas is my favorite character most likely because my brother played kingdom hearts 2 first so Roxas was the first Kingdom Hearts character introduced to me. I also like his sad tale and hopefully in Kingdom Hearts 3 he will become his own person in some way and fight alongside Sora and Ventus.

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2 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

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..

Sora is the main character and I liked him because he had a good style of fighting and he's hot and very loyal to almost everybody.

I wanted to vote for someone else because I figured Sora would be #1, but I saw Roxas at #1 and that just upset me.

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3 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 a really awesome character with great character development.

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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.

Honestly, I was kinda sad and interested watching his character, 'cause you can tell that he accepted being a nobody, but his jokes hid the sadness of that truth that he felt.

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 best Kingdom 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

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

Is so good see a female character strong, she perfectly represent this.

Birth by sleep made me fall in love with her

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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.

Her death was the saddest :( but we will remember her always cause she is memorable

Xion is cool because she seems so quiet at first and then questionable later. Xion is aso very cheerful and full of energy.

Xion's death was so sad! She can seem quite but is really active. I hated it when she died

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7 Ventus

The boy smiling, even though having just half his heart...

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

He is like Roxas, but better!

Sorry, the autocorrect... I meant that he is the best of Roxas and Sora in the same person. My favourite without a doubt, after so many years I only want the next KH because I can't wait to see him weaking up

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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

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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

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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 Newcomers

? Auron

By far, the BEST ALLY of all the games!

The Contenders

11 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 aka Thickey.

Mickey is cute & will take steroids eventually.

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12 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
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?

He's gullible(extremely) when it comes to bad guys and doing the right thing but he has a good heart. Ventus would have already been dead if it wasn't for Terra. If he was as strong as lingering will, he would have beat Xehanort's bald self.

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14 Vanitas

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

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

Vanitas has a really sad backstory that not many no about he's one of the most interesting kingdom hearts villains there is.

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16 Demyx

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!? 😀

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17 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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18 Goofy Goofy Goofy is a funny-animal cartoon character created in 1932 at Walt Disney Productions. Goofy is a tall, anthropomorphic 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 friend more.

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

19 Sephiroth

Most Epic Villain of all Time! Plus Best Boss Ever

When watched the video he's tough

20 Leon

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

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