Best Kingdom Hearts Characters

The Top Ten

1 Roxas Roxas

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

The one time the silly angst in KH actually had a real impact. Seriously, I can genuinely take Roxas's drama almost 100% seriously and you just feel bad for the kid. - regularshowman

Best character, hands down. Best moment with Roxas is in KH2. It's difficult to choose between Roxas and Axel.

While I liked Sora in the first game, he ended up becoming a generic Goku archetype as the series went on. But Roxas, I remember really liking him when I first played KH 2, and I felt I was one of the few that actually liked its opening section (since others felt it was too long). From the little bit I played as him, he seemed like a more realistic and grounded character than Sora, reacting and feeling in ways that was more believable. Plus, he was the first character seen dual-wielding, and that's awesome.

Unfortunately, his character would also go on to be diluted as the series went on, though not entirely like Sora. KH Days was Square Enix's chance to really develop Roxas as a character, but instead it was Xion that stole most of his thunder, leaving Roxas with little to do and was practically emotionless for a chunk of the game, only to get interesting again towards the last act. Then Ventus was introduced and that made things more complicated. But despite that, as a ...more - Charles_Magnus

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2 Sora Sora

he's HOT - quackmysack

Sora IS the main character.He is brave and has a gift for making friends.

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.

Sora was the first character I saw and the first game was the one that really got me into the franchise and seeing this kid defeating monsters was the best thing that could happen to me at the time!

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3 Riku Riku

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 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

too epic

Riku is without a doubt my favorite Kingdom Hearts character, he was trying to do whatever it takes to save Kairi in the 1st game, and in Chain of Memories, he was trying to fight the Darkness, and in Kingdom Hearts 2, he was giving up everything for his will to fight for his friends, and save King Mickey, in Birth By Sleep, he became Terra's Successor, after being chosen by him, it was not until Dream Drop Distance where he truly shines, hope he is still better in Kingdom Hearts 3. - TheXGamer

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4 Axel Axel

He cool.

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!

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5 Aqua Aqua

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.

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

Aqua has had to go through more crap then anyone else and she still continues to fight. She kicks butt and is a hella cooler then sora.

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

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6 Xion Xion

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.

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.

I choose her because of her whole story. I would put her and Roxas together on top of this list. I absolutely love them, and their deep relationships. Roxas and Xion > Sora and Kairi ❤️

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7 Ventus Ventus

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

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

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8 Kairi Kairi

I like all water characters in kingdom hearts - FBiagenttostopcringe

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 Mickey Mickey


The King.

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.

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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 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.

Pure EVIL! One of meh favorites.


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

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

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!

13 Namine Namine

Very underrated - quackmysack

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

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14 Terra

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

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.

(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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15 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.

16 Luxord
17 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

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

He is so cool

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

Xigbar is the most badass Organization XIII member

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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 Maleficent Maleficent

How is the main Disney villain not on here already?

22 Vanitas Vanitas

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

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.

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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23 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

24 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!? 😀

25 Donald Duck 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

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26 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

27 Saix Saix

Such an angel

A babe.

28 Jafar Jafar
29 Zexion

He is so awesome when he is fighting!

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

I love it

33 Xaldin
34 Sephiroth 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

35 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.

36 Ansem, Seeker of Darkness
37 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.

38 Cid

Oh wait the final fantasy character I am the stupidest idiot alive - FBiagenttostopcringe

How the heck is this on the list he's not even a disney character - FBiagenttostopcringe

Great comic relief character

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

39 Yen Sid Yen Sid


40 Hercules
41 Pete Pete
42 The Master of Masters The Master of Masters
43 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.

44 Young Xehanort

He's delicious

45 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.
46 Sulley Sulley
47 Ephemer
48 Tifa Tifa
49 Olette
50 Scrooge McDuck Scrooge McDuck Scrooge McDuck is a fictional character created in 1947 by Carl Barks during his time as a work-for-hire for The Walt Disney Company.
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