Best Kingdom Hearts Characters

The Top Ten

1 Roxas

Roxas is the only character to be seen wielding two keybladex I mean that alone is badass

Roxas is best boi. I felt I could relate to him as a character and that he had the personality and emotions of a real person. I also felt bad for him and really thought he deserved to be happy.

He is the greatest, simply the greatest,i wish we had another spin off on him

This is the most empathetic character in all of kingdom hearts and is probably one of the best if not the best video game character

2 Sora

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.

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?

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.

3 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 what Sasuke from Naruto should have been: the "cool" and skilled foil to the upbeat main character. He and Sora share a friendly rivalry, but other than when Riku was possessed by darkness, the two still cared for and supported each other, and they got along much better than Naruto and Sasuke ever did.

Riku's dynamic growth throughout the series, as well as being more satisfying to play as than Sora in DDD, are what make him my second favorite original character in the KH series after Roxas. - Charles_Magnus

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.

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!

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.

5 Xion

Xion as a person is just beautiful. she has such a strong relationship and bond with Axel and Roxas

Don't worry xion return in kingdom hearts 3
And made everyone excited and sad.
Xion is easily one of my favorite character.
Xion finally got reunited with axel/lea roxas. Roxas x Xion is best relationship.
Both Xion and roxas spend time together
In organization for very long time.

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

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.

6 Aqua

Master Aqua was not a flower, not even a fierce kind with thorns.

She was...

Enduring. Like her name. Strong like water, a force, an element. A stream that may dry seasonally but never truly die. Swells that bow to storm but briefly, returning to stillness as they please, churned by greater currents, driven from within not without, describing timeless perpetuity. If impeded, she would flow around. A soothing light, of protection, sheltering. A fearsome foe, inexorable, unpredictable, ever-changing, merciless. Necessary for life, but capable of taking it too. Indifferent? No, above caring. A spirit to be propitiated. Primal power. Like Sora; if he was the sky, she was the sea. A fanciful duality. Together, none could withstand... Erosion for all permanence.

She was...

Waves faithfully seeking shore.

Master Aqua is not a flower, not even a fierce kind with thorns.

She is...

Enduring. Like her name. Strong like water, a force, an element. A stream that may dry seasonally but never truly die. Swells that bow to storm but briefly, returning to stillness as they please, churned by greater currents, driven from within not without, describing timeless perpetuity. If impeded, she would flow around. A soothing light, of protection, sheltering. A fearsome foe, inexorable, unpredictable, ever-changing, merciless. Necessary for life, but capable of taking it too. Indifferent? No, above caring. A spirit to be propitiated. Primal power. Like Sora; if he is the sky, she is the sea. A fanciful duality. Together, none could withstand... Erosion for all permanence.

She is...

Waves faithfully seeking shore. - Xibalba

Master Aqua is the true Hero and Villain of the Kingdom Hearts series who had one of the most screen time next to Riku and her apprentice Sora.

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

7 Ventus

Precious fking cinnamon roll, that I must protect. I just love him.

He is like Roxas, but better!

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

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

8 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.

I like all water characters in kingdom hearts - FBiagenttostopcringe

Kairi... One of my favorite characters - e9090

9 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 best character in the series. By far!

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.

The Contenders

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

Pure EVIL! One of meh favorites.

STRONGEST CHARACTER

Ah, Xehanort the bad guy who is actually a good guy xehanort just wants an equilibrium of darkness and light so there are nomore heartless and whatnot meaning no more kingdom hearts games so xehanort is just pure evil but still bada**

12 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.

10/10 would solo everyone here

So coool and heroic! One of my favorite guys!

13 Namine

The most loyal, trustworthy and altruistic of all Kingdom Hearts characters yet very underrated and people seem to look down on her. Her character development went to be very good. She was held captive, being manipulated and abused by the bad guys to do bad action but she repented at the end and it was revealed that her loneliness made her to be that way. She had helped Sora, Roxas, Kairi, Riku, Mickey, Xion, Axel, Ventus, Terra and Aqua and a lot of times without their knowledge. It's really sad knowing that she kept blaming herself and was drowned in the sea of guilt. Overall, Namine is the epitome of kindness and a rare kind of girl in this series. A hufflepuff who don't like to show off. She is NOT a witch that everyone call her as but an angel in disguise.

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

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

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

14 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

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

Roxas-Sephiroth-Terra.. Next?

15 Donald Duck Donald Duck is a cartoon character created in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions. Donald is an anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a sailor shirt and cap with a bow tie.

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

16 Xigbar

There's more to him than meets the eye, no pun intended. he's always been a character with large ambitions well concealed and after KH3, we know that's true beyond a doubt.

Looks like he's gonna play a big role in the future of the franchise - kanetheundertaker25

Xigbar is the most badass Organization XIII member

Pfft, As If..

17 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 ...read more.

Goofy is the only character who isn't melodramatic (like all the anime boys), useless (like all the Disney characters), a whiner (like Donald), or a certifiable idiot (like Sora). Goofy is consistent, cheerful, clever, and competent.

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

18 Luxord

Luxord is my favorite character from this franchise both for his fight scene and how he is taken out - plus he has the most psychological and philosophical quotes in the entirety of KH. “The fun is in not knowing, isn't it? What is the point of betting on something when you already know the outcome? ” & “I'd rather we just skip the formalities." & “One must hold one's cards as long as necessary." & “Come now, are you really so unsophisticated that you'd decline a gentlemanly conversation? " & “You were born for these sorts of games... A wild card. You've earned it. Hang on to it. Could turn the tables." & “Perhaps he was ready for it. Perhaps he put his existence on the line, and won what he'd been longing for... Then perhaps he bet his NON-existence. Either way, he came out a winner. Oh, Axel. A grifter till the end." All these quotes and more from the amazing Gambler of Fate who is my favorite character - what a show-stealer to the very end. - PrinceZarbon

19 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.

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

20 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.

21 Marluxia

I have a big gay crush on this man. I love his voice, hair, character, themes, weapon, pink, and his boss fights. He's probably the most unique feeling character to me as a Kingdom Hearts final boss, I just love everything about him. - regularshowman

22 Chernabog Chernabog is a Disney villain from the 1940s film Fantasia, and in his segment, "A Night on Bald Mountain".
23 Demyx

He's kinda like a human teddy bear

DANCE WATER, DANCE!

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 Dark Riku
25 Lexaeus

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

26 Maleficent

How is the main Disney villain not on here already?

27 Jafar
28 Xaldin
29 Zexion

He is so awesome when he is fighting!

30 Saix

Such an angel

A babe.

31 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

32 The Master of Masters
33 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.

34 Ursula Ursula is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 28th animated feature film The Little Mermaid.
35 Hades

I love it

36 Sephiroth Sephiroth is a fictional character and main antagonist in the role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII developed by Square.

Most Epic Villain of all Time! Plus Best Boss Ever

When watched the video he's tough

37 Woody Sheriff Woody Pride is a fictional character in the Toy Story franchise. He is voiced by Tom Hanks in all of the feature-length and short films and by Jim Hanks in video games and shorts. He is a stuffed cowboy character that leads the other toys in adventures in the movies. His facial features are ...read more.
38 Lingering Will
39 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.

40 Ansem, Seeker of Darkness
41 Yen Sid

His name backwards is DIsNeY

Disney

42 Cid

Great comic relief character

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

43 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 Tigger Tigger is a fictional tiger character originally introduced in The House at Pooh Corner, the sequel to Winnie the Pooh.
45 Hercules
46 Flik
47 Tifa
48 Pete
49 Ephemer
50 Pluto Pluto, also called Pluto the Pup, is a cartoon character created in 1930 at Walt Disney Productions. He is a yellow-orange color, medium-sized, short-haired dog with black ears.
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