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

He is my favourite alongside Sora. He did nothing, he just wants to be his own person, just like everybody should be. I found his story incredibly tragic and I even cried. Plus he's cool and his keyblades are my favourite!

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2 Sora 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

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.

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?

Sora's someone you can just look up to. Whether it'd be for his optimism, altruism, or how he encourages other people. I get how people love Roxas, but there's just something about Sora you can't ignore.

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3 Riku Riku

Riku might be the most dynamic character in the entire game. He lets himself be taken over by darkness thinking he was doing the right thing to save Kairi and Sora. He is then overwhelmed by this power and is enveloped by the darkness that is Ansem. Following this he sacrifices himself in the realm of darkness to redeem himself for the mistakes he made. After that he goes on a quest of self discovery to cope with the darkness he has looming in his heart...which is a darkness that was brought about by good intentions. He eventually lets this darkness overtake him again so he can save his best friend once again. Then he follows him throughout his journey trying to help him, but stay away so he doesn't hurt him any more than he already has. He eventually overcomes his darkness and fights alongside his best friend to close Kingdom Hearts once again. Then in DDD he overcomes the darkness in his heart and learns that there is both darkness and light in each heart and it is keeping that ...more

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.

In good anime there’s always the one dude that has a journey that he alone must endure. But through that endurance, that character gains a power like no other. And typically speaking, this character usually rivals the primary protagonist. Feared by the player to face, and yet respected by the player to play as...there’s no one that fits that mold better than Riku...oh, let’s also not forget one of the best ultimate moves invented in the series(enough to give me hours worth of frustration as a kid) Dark Aura.

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4 Axel 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!

He cool.

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5 Aqua 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 balanced, wise and caring character. She sacrificed herself more then once for the others, she's the strongest with magic and she never gives up. Plus, I really like her voice and (obviously) her character design.

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.

She is a woman
xion is a puppet
kairi is.. neh

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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.

She can take care of her self and not need help

Xion was one of my favorites, even if she was a add-on she, Ventus and Axel had a unbreakable friendship.

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7 Ventus 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

I love her - e9090

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9 Mickey 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!

He’s the only character in the series with an actual distinctive fun-loving personality AND a complete serious badass!

He’s saved almost every single characters asses singlehandedly.

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10 Xemnas 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

? Anna Anna Princess Anna of Arendelle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd animated film Frozen.
? Elsa Elsa Queen Elsa of Arendelle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd animated film Frozen.

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 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

I don't know how he is not #1. BADASS.

So coool and heroic! One of my favorite guys!

13 Terra 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.

Why isn't he higher lol. Should at least benin top 10 in my opinion

(i love him he's so hawt)...I mean he is very ignorant, and people don't like him much but I hope he has matured over these 10 years...AND I HOPE HE SAVES AQUA FROM THE DARKNESS AND I DUNNO MAKE B+VENTUS AWAKE SOMEHOW..then people will like him more.

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14 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

She's hot, beautiful, lovely and pretty, isn't she?

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15 Luxord
16 Ansem the Wise 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.

17 Chernabog Chernabog Chernabog is a Disney villain from the 1940s film Fantasia, and in his segment, "A Night on Bald Mountain".
18 Marluxia
19 Lexaeus

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

20 Maleficent Maleficent

How is the main Disney villain not on here already?

21 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

22 Xigbar

Xigbar is the most badass Organization XIII member

Pfft, As If..

23 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!? 😀

24 Donald 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

For the people who say he doesn't heal you... Maybe It's because you have never healed him? In my game, in every boss, he has healed my right on time. During Ursula, he used his last MP to heal me, and then got KO'd. He always helps me in the nick of time!

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25 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

26 Saix Saix

Such an angel

A babe.

27 Jafar Jafar
28 Zexion

He is so awesome when he is fighting!

29 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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30 Ursula Ursula Ursula is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 28th animated feature film The Little Mermaid.
31 Hades Hades
32 Xaldin
33 Sephiroth

Most Epic Villain of all Time! Plus Best Boss Ever

When watched the video he's tough

34 Larxene

I think Larxene is the most underrated character in this franchise. I hope if she ever returns they don't turn her into another Kairi or Aqua.

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

35 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.

36 Cid

Great comic relief character

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

37 Yen Sid


38 Ansem, Seeker of Darkness Ansem, Seeker of Darkness
39 Hercules
40 Pete Pete
41 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.

42 Young Xehanort

He's delicious

43 Buzz Lightyear Buzz Lightyear Buzz Lightyear is a fictional character in the Toy Story franchise. He is a toy space ranger hero according to the movies and action figure in the Toy Story franchise.
44 Sulley Sulley
45 Ephemer
46 Olette
47 The Master of Masters
48 ViVi
49 Beast

Gave Sora encouragement when he needed it most.

50 Genie
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