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In which I am going to cry A LOT about Roxas, AkuRokuShi, Namine, and SoNami. And am also probably going to overquote this section to death. Sorry, but this part of Re:coded almost gives me more feels than any other part of the series (though, to be fair, the overload of feels at this point is only possible because of the foundations that have been built from the rest of the series, but you get what I mean XD).

As a reminder, all the AkuRokuShi squeeing and crying will mostly be about their general friendship. And me crying about how Roxas became the saltiest winter adult of all time. :P


- [about the new door in the data] "Somebody must have added it after all the other data was restored." - Riku
Uh...how? Because all of this is Namine's doing, and she's...gone, at the moment, so she couldn't have done this just now (unless if she and Kairi have teamed up and are hacking the shit out of the journal from some other computer...that would be awesome XD), though I suppose Data Riku/Jiminy's Journal wouldn't know that...most likely, it's just that the pathway was already in there, but lost amidst the shuffle, and wasn't able to be accessed until now (even if I really do love the idea of Namine and Kairi being super hackers together *pouts*).

- [about their memories being reset] "I'm fine. My partition isn't affected. But Sora---we can't send him out there when he doesn't know what's going on." - Riku
You just...you love that boy so much, Riku, and are so protective of him. ;;;; (Oops, I guess my crying over SoRiku isn't done with yet XD)

- "Sora, this is the day your journey began. I know, because I was here, too." - Mickey
WAIT. DO YOU MEAN THAT YOU WERE THERE IN KH1, MICKEY, IN TRAVERSE TOWN, WHEN SORA WAS THERE?????? WHAAAAT. WHERE. WHY. AND WHY THEN DIDN'T YOU TAKE THAT TIME TO PROPERLY EXPLAIN WHAT WAS GOING ON, IN PERSON????

- Also, poor Sora. This game never gives him a break from all of the mindfuckery.

- "Power? What's that? [keyblade appears in his hand] What's THAT?!" - Sora
Seriously, this poor kid. XD

- Coming to Castle Oblivion like this gave me SO MANY CHILLS when I got to this point in the game. The place just consistently creeps me out, especially with this sort of Twilight Zone vibe that it's got going on.

- Poor Mickey. He's always getting locked out of Castle Oblivion. He's probably like DAMN IT, NOT AGAIN, THIS PLACE IS2G. XD

- Sora: Who are you?
Roxas: Me? I'm nobody.

ROOOOOOOOOOXAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS, MY BBY, NOOOOOOOOOOO, I SWEAR, EVERY LINE OUT OF HIS MOUTH IS ENDLESS PAIN (watch me quote it all) ;;;;;;;;;;

- I mean, it makes perfect sense why this Data Roxas is so very bitter, because not only was he not in a great emotional place at the time, what with being violated like he was in the Prologue, and being forced to forget Axel and Xion, and still grieving over Xion's death, but he's also fully aware that he's being used by the main person who violated him, and he hadn't come to terms with being considered nothing compared to Sora yet, and on top of that, being an empty shell of data, he's even less of a Nobody now. And he's completely aware of all of that. So, yeah, it's no wonder that he's so salty.

- "In this place, to find is to lose, and to lose is to find. That's the way of things, here in Castle Oblivion." - Roxas
And here, we see Data Roxas doing his best impression of Marluxia. XD I do love how much this scene mirrors the scenes in Re:CoM, though.

- "And why does he seem so....familiar?" - Sora, about Roxas
Oh, honey. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

- Roxas: That card's special. It will cause you to see people. Well, "illusions" to be exact. They're from Jiminy's Journal. It's all of the very same data that you worked so hard to fix.
Sora: Jiminy? What did I fix? I don't get it.
Roxas: My mistake.

Seriously, Jesse McCartney's knocking his voice acting for Roxas in this movie completely out of the park. It's killing me. XD

- "Someone must have pressed the reset button on your memory." - Roxas
See, part of the reason that EVERY SINGLE LINE OF HIS DIALOGUE HURTS is because there is so much meaning and so many layers packed into each one, nuances that you can only understand if you know everything from the rest of the series. And so, the audience better understands the utter pain and bitterness that's lurking under all of these lines, and that Jesse is conveying so fucking well. Roxas is hardly ever just talking about Sora in these scenes, because the things he says to Sora are basically everything that he's gone through as well; in this case, he definitely know what it's like, having someone "press the reset button" on his memory, making him believe that he was just a normal, ordinary boy. I just....Roxas :((((((((

- Roxas: Just the same, you'll remember the folks you meet here. At least, you should.
Sora: I don't understand. What is it that I'm supposed to do?
Roxas: Whatever you want.
Sora: Huh?
Roxas: There's no script to follow. The Journal's the closest thing you've got, but that doesn't mean you'll see the things it says. And who really cares? Everything that happens here, and everyone you meet is just an illusion.

ROXAS. BBYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. WHO REALLY CARES. BECAUSE DIZ TOLD HIM TO HIS FACE THAT HE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE, SO WHO CARES ABOUT SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T REALLY EXIST, AND....MY CREYS. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; (ALSO, MY RAGE. FUCK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT, DIZ, FUUUUUCK YOU >.>)

- You know, I wonder if the order in which the illusions of his friends vanish is significant, at least in regards to how important or close they are to Sora. In this case, first to go is Wakka, then Tidus, and then Selphie is the last. Hmm.

- ALSO HEY LOOK, THIS IS THE ONLY TIME KAIRI ACTUALLY APPEARS IN THIS GAME AT ALL. AND ONLY IN A BRIEF FLASHBACK WHEN SHE WAS COMATOSE IN KH1, SO SHE CAN'T ACTUALLY DO OR SAY ANYTHING. >.>

- Seriously, it really irks me, that Kairi doesn't get to express her own feelings, and is mostly being used as a silent prop by Riku to make a point to Sora. Like, how would Riku even know what Kairi was truly feeling, because at the point in time when Namine set all this up, Riku was in avoidance mode, and we've never seen evidence that he and Kairi have talked about this, or about anything. I just...I'm so tired of this mistreatment of Kairi's character, Square. So very tired. I mean, I do like the point that Riku's trying to make with Sora, and what Riku says could be Kairi's true feelings, and that they were programmed in by Namine, who might have felt some overflow from Kairi, but even so, this kind of stuff should be coming straight from Kairi, and she should not have been reduced to a silent prop in this scene. :/

- Moving on, I do like this little glimpse into what Riku was feeling during KH1, even if it's all just being implied; he's trying to get Kairi's heart back, and tries to grab the image of the moon because he feels like he's reaching out and trying to grab the unobtainable. It's nicely done.

- And I do like this parallel that's being highlighted between Riku and Kairi at this point, that they've both known the pain of losing themselves.

- "I just wanted you to see. You always make the right choices. On the road ahead, more than one truth will come to light. You'll forget things, lose things that you care about, and it won't always make sense. It'll be frustrating, and it'll make you angry. It may even hurt so badly you'll feel like you're about to lose yourself. But don't worry, Sora. That won't happen to you. You won't let it. You're like a sponge. No matter how much pain they throw at you, you'll suck it up, and leave things a little bit better. Just follow your heart, and you can change the lives of not one, but many. You don't have to do anything special. Just do what you do---be yourself. After all, that's what you're good at. Do what feels right to you." - Riku

I love this speech so much. Sora is so great, y'all. ;A;

- "Take care, Sora." - Riku
Riku, you're so in love with this boy that it hurts. ;;;;

- "Weird, no one's here." - Sora
Honey, please don't say any variation of the words "nothing", "no one", or "nobody", because there's so much meaning to those words, especially in this place, that you don't understand, and it hurts me. ;__;

- Roxas: Well, Sora? How was it? Did you have fun chatting and hanging with the ghosts?

ROXAS, BBY NOOOOOOOO, I SWEAR, EVERY. SINGLE. LINE. ENDLESS PAAAAAAAAAAAAIN. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

- Sora: You shouldn't call them "ghosts". Sure, something was a little off, but I'm certain those three are still my friends.
Roxas: Friends? You don't say?

owwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

- Roxas: So then what were their names again? Tell me.

i'm crying, because....roxas forgot his own friends ;_________;

- Sora: Oh, I don't even have to think---What...? Why can't I....remember? I know them!

The way Haley says, "I know them", breaks my heart ;;;;;

- Roxas: Like I said, everything in this castle is just an illusion. And once the illusions vanish, you'll forget all about your little reunion.
Sora: I'll forget!?
Roxas: Hey, no big deal. The fact that you can't remember them just means they weren't very important to you to begin with. Isn't that right?

I mean, I know that this line is also supposed to be keeping with the events in Castle Oblivion in CoM, and how Sora and Co decided that whatever they were forgetting couldn't have been very important memories, and that they won't forget the most important ones, but.....ROXAS. ROXAS. HE JUST....HE HATES HIMSELF SO MUCH, FOR FORGETTING AXEL AND XION, AND HE IS DESTROYING MY HEART

- Sora: That's not true! Of course my friends are always important to me! Okay, maybe I forgot...what just happened, and who I met inside that room. Trust me, I know I'll remember everything again!
Roxas: Hmph. Sure.

Firstly, I guess that nothing presses the RAGE button in Sora faster than saying that he doesn't care about his friends. Secondly, that bit about how he knows he'll remember everything again is kinda sad, given...CoM, but I sure do hope you're right, Sora, BECAUSE YOU AND NAMINE STILL NEED TO KEEP YOUR PROMISE. ;;; Thirdly...that skepticism in Roxas's line kills me. Because...he didn't, not when it mattered. ;____;

- Roxas: Here's a fun little thought. The folks you're about to see? You can fight them all you like.
Sora: Huh?
Roxas: What do you care? They're only strangers.

this huuuuuuuuuuurts, oh roxas, my poor bbyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy ;;;;;;;;;;;;;; because....axel became a stranger to him, and he fought him, and HE DIDN'T CARE ABOUT AXEL'S FEELINGS AT ALL UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE, NOOOOOOOOOOO

- Roxas: Actually, illusions of strangers. Just a collection of empty bits of data.

Just like how Nobodies weren't considered to be real, as "not meant to exist", taken to the next level ;;;;;;

- Roxas: They won't be able to make the distinction between what's real and what's not. They'll look at the white walls of this castle, and what they'll see are the worlds they call home. Anyway, the truth would be wasted on them, so why bother?

THE PAIN IN HIS VOICE. OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. BECAUSE ROXAS KNOWS....HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT THAT'S LIKE. FROM THE KH2 PROLOGUE. And he has some experience, with friends that were actually just "illusions", and not real. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

ALSO, THAT LAST LINE. BECAUSE DIZ SAID TO HIS FACE THAT HE DIDN'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW. I JUST....I CAN'T. ROXAS, YOU'RE BREAKING MY HEART.

- Roxas: They're only there until they're not. Do you see where I'm going with this?

I DO, AND IT IS SLAYING ME ;____________;

- Roxas: Nothing's real. You can break the little hearts they don't have, and then forget about it. No hurt feelings, no baggage. It's that simple.

*cries oceans of ugly tears*

- Roxas: You don't have a heart. It's 100% guilt-free.

*still crying*

- Sora: That's what YOU think.
Roxas: What?
Sora: It's obvious you know nothing at all. Everything you say is a lie.

ohhhh, sora, you're the one who has no idea, you don't get that he's talking about himself, and about the hurt that he's undergone and that people have done to him ;;;;;;

- Sora: I might have the strength to hurt someone, but what exactly would be the point? I know...that it would tear me up inside. That ache...would stay with me for a long time. You might not know it now, but I hope you'll see, that nothing is guilt-free in this world.

I do love this, though, and it says SO MUCH about the kind of person that Sora is, especially towards his capacity for mercy and forgiveness.

- This time, it was Cid that disappeared first, then Louie, Dewey, and Huey was last. Hmm.

- I love the way Sora works out his "answers", and how he reasons that he can't have forgotten his friends completely, otherwise he wouldn't be missing anyone. <3

- In "Wonderland", first to disappear was the Cheshire Cat, then the Card Soldiers, then the Queen of Hearts, and then Alice was last. Good. Alice should be the best friend that he has in this world. XD

- Roxas: You seem pretty calm. Guess you decided they weren't worth stressing over. Out of sight, out of mind, right?

owwwwww, this still hurts so much. especially given the way xion just...faded out of their sight, and then mind. ;;;;;;

- Sora: That's wrong. It's like you said; everyone I met I can't remember. But still, I'm frustrated that I've forgotten them. I feel moments of loneliness. You said there would be no hurt feelings, but I AM hurting.

Yeah....and I think these are all things that Roxas has been feeling tenfold this whole time (though, I do hope that the real Roxas has reunited with Xion, at least, in Sora's heartspace...), and all the while being told that he couldn't feel anything. :(

- Sora: When the memories are gone, they just leave a hole. And having that longing inside me hurts.

How do you feel when you don't even know that you've forgotten something, though? Like...Namine?

- Sora: But it'll help me, somewhere down the road. It's the key I'll need to unlock all my memories.

Heh. There's some kind of irony lurking in there.

- Order of disappearance this time: Hades, Phil, Cloud, Hercules.

- Roxas: The sadness of knowing you forgot someone who matters to you, something like that'll gnaw at you forever.

And it happened to him TWICE ;_________________________;

- Roxas: The hurt owns you now, Sora. Don't you see that?

Like how it owns you ;;;;;;;;;

- Roxas: It's a wound that will never mend. That hole in your heart will grow bigger, until darkness finally claims it!

roxaaaaaaaaaaaaaas ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

- Disappearing order: Genie, Jasmine, Aladdin

- Roxas: Why should you keep the hurt inside?

I think it's pretty significant that, with that line, is the first time that we see Roxas's face inside the hood. ;;;;;;;

- Roxas: Just tell yourself you need to forget about the people you met in this place. You'll have no one to miss. No cause for loneliness. No hurt to keep eating away at your heart.

And how has that worked out for you, dearest? ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

- "I feel so lost." - Sora

bbyyyyyyyyyyyy ;____;

- *Mickey shows a projection of Donald and Goofy to Sora*
Sora: Who are they?

OH NOOOOOOO, THE ENCORE OF MY TRINITY TRIO FEELS, MY CREYS ;;;;;;;

- Mickey: Well, even though you may not remember them...they definitely remember you. You'll always be a really close friend to them, no matter what happens.
Donald: Yeah! We've been on adventures, and I'll never forget you!
Goofy: And even if you don't ever really know who we are, I hope you'll remember that you'll always be special to us.

LEGIT CRYING RIGHT NOW, THESE FUCKING THREE, I CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN'T ;_______________;

- Sora: How can that be?
Mickey: Why don't you ask your heart? What are you feeling right now, Sora?
Sora: I don't know...what this is. Who are these two? I don't think that we've ever met. But I feel like...I know them.
Mickey: Memories can disappear, but feelings don't...not even when your data was reset. Inside your heart, the adventures you shared with the friends you made in the datascape will always live on. And ya know what? I'll bet that's also true for all the time you spent with the folks that those cards showed to you.

And true for his time with Namine, too? ;;;;;;;;;;

- Sora: So it's not what's missing that's causing the hurt. It's actually what's NOT missing.

Yes....but, as Tasslehoff Burrfoot once said, "A strangled chicken is different from a chicken with its head cut off, but does it matter to the chicken?" I suppose that KH is the kind of story that values intentions, though...

- Sora's distress at Donald, Goofy, and Mickey vanishing ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

- Sora: I'm all alone again. I hate feeling like this.

Yeah, Sora would hate this so much. He thrives on his connections with other people. But...this is just making me think about Data Roxas. Who's all alone. ;;;;;;

- lol, Sora considers Maleficent and Pete to be his friends XD XD XD

- DAMN RIGHT MALEFICENT DISAPPEARED LAST, AND IS POSSIBLY MORE IMPORTANT :D

- Roxas: I would ask if you enjoyed your little trip, but we both know that you've forgotten it. Bet you're feeling pretty empty.

I bet that's how YOU'RE feeling ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

- Sora: No I'm not. I may not remember who I met, but I do remember that I met them. And knowing that I've forgotten them...I miss them.
- Roxas: So you hurt.

and roxas LOOKS AWAY, GODDDDDDDDDDDDD ;___;

- [in response to Roxas saying that he has to "get rid of all of it"]
Sora: No I don't. I can keep the hurt because it reminds me of something important. It lets me know that what I've forgotten is crucial. That's enough. I won't run from it. It'll stay inside of my heart, until the day I remember.

I love this speech....but oh man, the building rage on Roxas's face throughout this whole scene... ;_______________________;

- Roxas: The darkness will take you first.
Sora: If I put the hurt aside, I'll lose my ties to all the people I care about. My mind's made up. I may end up falling into the darkness, but I'll carry this with me. I'll only get rid of it when I remember everything, and not a day sooner than that. I'll keep the hurt with me for the time being. It's all that I have. It's what holds the pieces in place. I accept that.

Soraaaaaaa <3333333333333

- Roxas: You say you accept it? It's not a game! It's way past time that you learned what real hurt feels like!"

ROXAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY BBYYYYYYYYYYYYY. HIS THEME STARTS PLAYING, AND THEN HE STARTS FIGHTING SORA WITH OATHKEEPER AND OBLIVION LIKE HE DID AT THE END OF KH2, AND HE'S MOSTLY BEEN SO QUIET WHEN SAYING ALL HIS PREVIOUS LINES, BUT NOW HE'S SCREAMING AT SORA, AND OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, BBYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY, BECAUSE YOU HAVEN'T ACCEPTED WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU OR AXEL OR XION, AND YOU ARE JUST IN SO MUCH PAIN AND SO BITTER THAT SORA SEEMS TO HAVE EVERYTHING SO EASY, EVEN THIS, AND WHY DOES HE GET TO HAVE IT ALL AND SMILE WHEN YOU HAVE NOTHING, AND.....AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH *CRIES FOR ETERNITY*

- Roxas: Come on, Sora. Do it. Finish me off!
*Sora lowers his weapon*
Roxas: Why won't you do it? ...I get it. You've seen through my disguise. I'm just like everyone else you've encountered in this place---made of data. I'm not even worth the effort, is that what it is? Guess there's no point in destroying something if it never existed. Is that right?

I'm crying again. BBYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY ;_____________________________________________________;

- Sora: Not at all. You say that you're an illusion, but you certainly pack a really big punch. You said that you'd show me hurt, and you weren't wrong. Actually, the hurt that I just felt...was more than that. Sure, it might have hurt while we were fighting, but I sensed a different kind of hurt from you. It was kind of like...an intense, sharp pain. But it...sort of felt familiar, almost like it was my own. As if we'd been connected, like right then we shared the same hurt. If somehow, it brings me closer to people in that kind of way...then carrying around a little hurt can't be all that bad.

ROXASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ;;;;;;;;;;; AND SORA, YOU ARE WONDERFUL, AS ALWAYS <3333

- Roxas: "Can't be all that bad"?

ROXASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

- Roxas: All right, I give up. Here. *tosses Sora a card* You pass, Sora. Congratulations, you understand hurt. Now, use this to find the truth.
Sora: What do you mean?
Roxas: My role was to see if you were ready to take ownership of the hurt inside you.

And I guess, Namine could not have picked a better person for the job. I'm still upset on his behalf, though ;;;

- Roxas: And now that role is done. Nothing left for me to do, but....go away.

nooooooooooo, roxassssssssssssssssssssssss

- Sora: Are you gonna go back home?
Roxas: I don't know if I really have one. But...there's a place I'd like to be.

THIS MOMENT. COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY RUINS ME MORE THAN ANY OTHER IN THE ENTIRE SERIES.
I DON'T KNOW IF I REALLY HAVE ONE, HE DOESN'T KNOW IF HE HAS A HOME
BUT
THERE'S A PLACE HE'D LIKE TO BE, I AM SOBBING, MY FUCKING HEART, MY PRECIOUS SEA SALT TRIO, AKUROKUSHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
;___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________;

MY ETERNAL CREYS, I CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN'T
THERE'S A PLACE I'D LIKE TO BE, WITH AXEL AND XION AND HAYNER AND OLETTE AND PENCE, BUT MOSTLY WITH AXEL AND XION, BECAUSE THEY'RE THE ONLY HOME HE'S EVER KNOWN, HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS, *CONTINUES SCREAMING FOREVER*

I'm not even kidding when I say that that line makes me explode with feels. I DON'T KNOW IF I REALLY HAVE ONE. BUT THERE'S A PLACE I'D LIKE TO BE.
Carve it on my tombstone. This quote made Kiryn die of an overload of feels. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

- [Roxas disappears into Sora]
Sora: What's...this feeling? I've got memories that don't belong to me. A place to call home. And a sunset, that's comforting. My first and my last...
Roxas: Summer vacation.

LEGIT SOBBING. ROXASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

- Sora: You can rest easy. I've got you now.

SORAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, I HOPE YOU'VE GOT ME TOO, BECAUSE THE FEELS HAVE KICKED INTO OVER-OVERDRIVE, AND WE HAVEN'T EVEN GOTTEN TO NAMINE YET ;_________________________;

- *INSERTS HYSTERICAL NAMINE SQUEE HERE*

- THIS MUSIC, NAMINE'S THEME, TEARING UP ALREADY ;;;;;;;

- Sora: Who're you? Oh...It's like when I met Mickey. I don't know you, but you're familiar.
Namine: Nice to meet you, Sora. I'm Namine.

MY CREYS, SOME PART OF HIM REMEMBERS HER ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

- [Mickey tells Sora about how he lost his memories, and then Namine helped put him back together.]
Sora: Wow, you really did that for me, Namine? You deserve a big thanks!

LEGIT CRYING, YES SHE FUCKING DOES, AND SO FUCKING HELP ME NOMURA, THIS SCENE IS WONDERFUL, BUT IF YOU DON'T ACTUALLY LET THE REAL SORA THANK THE REAL NAMINE, I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN. >:(

- Namine: No, I don't.

NOT YOU TOO. Like, okay, it's great that you're taking responsibility for your actions and all, but you DO deserve thanks for the good you do as well, Namine. My heart can't handle both you and Roxas being consumed with self-loathing. ;__;

- Mickey: I didn't realize you had to go through so much trouble to get us to investigate this hurt, Namine.

YES. LET US TAKE A MOMENT TO APPRECIATE JUST HOW MUCH SHIT NAMINE GOT DONE. Let's look at what she got accomplished, most of it in the space of a week: repairing the memories of four people (Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Jiminy; yes, they spent about a year asleep, but during most of that time, the majority of Sora's memories got eaten up by Xion and Roxas, and her process got grounded to a complete halt, and so most of the actual work in putting Sora's memory back happened in that last week (and everyone else's, by extension), after Xion died and then they had Roxas nearby and subdued), rewriting Roxas's memory, investigating Ven's heart and memories, hacking the shit out of alternate Twilight Town to prepare Roxas for facing his death Sora, and then doing all this computer stuff that resulted in the events of Re:coded, which was essentially adding Ven's memories to the Journal, turning Data Riku into a vessel for the Journal, and then programming Data versions of Castle Oblivion, Roxas, and herself into the Journal as well; Roxas as another test for (Data) Sora, and then herself to pass along a message IN PREPARATION FOR HER OWN DEATH, AND IN CASE SHE COULDN'T TELL THEM IN PERSON.

FUCKING BOW DOWN AND WORSHIP AT HER FEET, Y'ALL. NAMINE IS SO GODDAMNED AMAZING, OKAY, AND SHE WENT SO FAR ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT SHE PROMISED TO DO, BUT SHE DID IT ANYWAY BECAUSE SHE KNEW IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO AND THESE PEOPLE WOULD ALL BE TOTALLY LOST WITHOUT HER. AND EVEN SO, SHE STILL DOESN'T BELIEVE THAT SHE DESERVES ANY THANKS, AND I JUST....GIVE HER HAPPINESS, DAMN IT.

Okay. I'm calm. I just....I really love Namine to pieces, and it saddens me that she doesn't even seem to appreciate herself, despite the enormous amount of good she's done, and she's just been dealt such a crap hand, and I just hope that this game and the ALMOST MOMENT from KH3D is a sign that Nomura is preparing to give Namine her long-overdue rewards.

- Namine: I'm sorry. I wish I could have told you this in person. But the real me is gone. She doesn't exist now.

Stooooop apologizing, you have nothing to be sorry for, and also, I wish you could have too, and I REALLY FUCKING HOPE that your real self is not quite as gone as you seem to think, because otherwise I will be LIVID. HAPPINESS, GIVE HER SOME FUCKING HAPPINESS, I SAID. >:(

- Sora: Uh, guys? You...kinda lost me a few minutes ago.

Omg, Data Sora, I fucking love you so much. XD AND YOU MADE NAMINE SMILE AND LAUGH A LITTLE, YOU HAVE NOW BECOME A TRUE HERO IN MY BOOK, DATA SORA. <333333333333333

- AXEL AND ROXAS, MY DARLINGS <33333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333 (*quiet akuroku squee at them being shown together*)

- NAMINE AND XION, ALSO MY DARLINGS <333333333333333333333333333333333333

- Sora: Namine, that's you! And who's the other girl?

I AM CRY, XIONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

- Sora: [about Xion] She feels so...familiar

I AM SOBBING, XION MY BBYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY <333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333

- Sora: [still about Xion] ...And something happened. Something terrible.

STOP IT SORA, I CAN'T DEAL WITH IT

- Mickey: It can't be!

TERRA, AQUA, AND VEN, MY CREYS ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ALSO SOMEONE ESPECIALLY NEEDS TO HELP MY TERRA, HE'S IN THE WORST SHAPE, ALSO WHERE THE FUCK IS HE, NOMURA????????

- Namine says that Sora and Ven share a very special connection, and the phrasing tickles me, because that's also often use to describe Sora and Kairi's bond, and it's amusing to me because there are a lot of parallels between Ven and Kairi, and then there's the fact that Sora ended up sheltering both of their hearts inside of him when they lost them, so...I guess the similar phrasing is rather appropriate. XD

- Namine: Well...
Sora: Just a second!
Namine: Huh?
Sora: Our promise...Your promise to the me I don't know. You kept it, right?

I AM SCREAMING, SORAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, YOU REMEMBERED IT!!!!!!!!!!!! (TOO BAD NOMURA SO FAR WON'T LET THE REAL SORA REMEMBER IT, OH MAN, I'M ALMOST AS BITTER AS DATA ROXAS ABOUT THIS, AREN'T I, HEH...)

(Also, no, she didn't really....she hasn't been allowed to yet, AHEM, HINT HINT NOMURA.)

- Namine: I may be gone, but my promises to him are forever.

*SCREECHING TO THE SKY*

- Sora: So what happens to you---the one that's right here?
Namine: I'm really just data made to pass along a message. I shouldn't exist right now in this journal at all. And now the record of me will disappear.

Seriously, this girl, and Roxas too, never get a fucking break. D:  Also, it's kind of ironic....that Data Roxas and Namine have ended up in similar circumstances in the datascape, like their real counterparts. They're not supposed to exist, in the journal or in reality. It's...depressing. :(

- Namine: But when you pass my message on to the other Sora, just remember to tell him the things that you've seen, and that you've felt. If you do that, then we'll be at rest---her, and me too.

She's just....she's so brave and courageous, y'all. She can face her own death and non-existence, can ACCEPT it, and all with a smile. ;___;

- Sora: Oh yeah! I almost forgot. I have a message for you, too: Thank you.

SORAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA <333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333

(WELL, AT LEAST ONE OF YOU SORAS GOT TO FUCKING THANK HER....)

AND THEN SHE FADED INTO GOLDEN LIGHT WITH A SMILE ON HER FACE BECAUSE OF THAT, MY POOR FRAGILE EMOTIONS, THIS SHIPPPPPP ;___;

- OH LOOK, A WILD KAIRI APPEARS IN THE ENDING, AND SHE'S NOT IN A COMA, WHAT A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS (She still doesn't get to say anything, though :/)

- [in response to Mickey saying they're close to figuring out where Ven's heart is]
Yen Sid: Is that so? Then that leaves only Terra.

YES, I'M ALL TOO FUCKING AWARE OF THAT, NOW COME ON, DON'T YOU HAVE AT LEAST A THEORY???????? YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE THE DUMBLEDORE FIGURE, DUMBLEDORE ALWAYS HAD THEORIES, YOU ARE FAILING IN YOUR DUMBLEDORE-NESS, YEN SID. :/

- [about Xehanort's Heartless and Xemnas]
Yen Sid: Their destruction guarantees Xehanort's reconstruction.

Who designed this system. (Oh wait.... :P)

- So, wait...Xehanort's heart was seized by his Heartless....so then, what does that mean for TERRA'S heart (and Eraqus's, too)??? Also, how do you know for certain that's where his heart ended up, Yen Sid? Is that what's supposed to happen when people get turned into Heartless---their Heartless selves seize their own disembodied hearts? Also, now that I think about it, it's a bit weird that, in Sora's case, when he freed two hearts from his body, two Nobodies were created, but the same thing didn't happen with Xehanort, who had about the same number of hearts in his body as Sora did (including a potential third, in Eraqus)....or did it? Did Terra end up with his own Heartless and Nobody, but...no one noticed, for some reason? Also, I guess Ven's heart went right along with Sora's, and he didn't get his own Nobody, but...maybe his and Sora's hearts were so stuck together for so long that they ended up sharing a Nobody in Roxas? So would Xehanort and Terra have been sharing a Nobody in Xemnas?

GAH. YOU'D BETTER HAVE SOME GOOD FUCKING EXPLANATIONS COMING MY WAY, NOMURA. >.>

- Yen Sid: Master Xehanort will return.
Mickey: And you think...you think that maybe he's gonna try something?

Well, really, Mickey, what do you fucking think? How is there a "maybe", or a question about this at all? Oh yeah, after he's put in all this time and effort into these plans, I'm sure he'd be totally willing to give it all up and walk away. And even if he said he was going to do so, he's a TOTALLY trustworthy person, amiright? >.>

- Yen Sid: Would a single one of you be enough if what you faced was not a single one of him?

YOU DON'T SAY. THANKS FOR WITHHOLDING SUCH CRITICAL INFORMATION UNTIL NOW, YEN SID, YOU'RE A TREASURE. :/

- OH MAN, THOUGH, THIS NEXT SCEEEEEEEEEEENE, LET'S GET RIGHT TO IT :D

- HI, BRAIGBAR, MY DARLING TROLL!!!! (AND GO AWAY, TROLLANORT, NO ONE WANTS YOU....AND NO, DON'T TAKE SEESAW WITH YOU, YOU LITTLE SHITWEASEL >.>)

(Also I honestly don't know if he's going by Braig or Xigbar, now, so Braigbar it is! XD)

- Braigbar: That was more difficult than I thought, but at least things are on track.

What was more difficult than you thought? Gathering Alexa, Seesaw, Xalan, Vexeven, Aelexaeus, and Zexenzo? Does that mean that you and Trollanort are the ones that pulled off that gathering....somehow? Also, if you guys gathered them all there, why only take Seesaw with you? And I assume by "things are on track", he means the Time Warp in KH3D...and another thing, where did YOU come from, Braigbar??

- Braigbar: Lord Xemnas is nowhere to be seen, so that means...the party's already begun, huh?

So sorry that the party started without you, dear. And again, I'm still assuming he's referring to KH3D...

- Wait, Xehanort can see into minds??? WHAT. IS HE PSYCHIC? IS THAT A THING THAT EXISTS AND IS BEING IMPLIED? AND DOES THAT MEAN THAT TERRA REALLY IS A PSYCHIC, TOO???? (During my recent BBS playthrough, I made a comment on my tumblr that my headcanon for why Terra saw visions of Xehanort and a grown up Riku on Destiny Islands when he was talking to baby!Riku, was that Terra was psychic....but I did not seriously consider.... o.O)

- Braigbar says that no one knows what "the old man wants" (Not even you, Braigbar?), and questions Trollanort if even he knows what's going on inside his own head, but....well, I guess maybe no one knows the specifics (like, what he plans to do, exactly, after he enters the real Kingdom Hearts), but I thought the general idea was pretty straight-forward?

- Trollanort: Every keyblade master is bequeathed a keyblade of his very own. With the passing of time, as you can imagine, more and more keyblades were forged to be handed down. But of all the keyblades in existence, Master Xehanort's is the most ancient. That is my destiny. But it has yet...to become a reality.

Interesting. Now I want to know the history of Xehanort's keyblade. Though...doesn't that imply that he doesn't have that keyblade yet, then? So, when named a Master, do they get a new keyblade? Would the Master Keeper count for Aqua, here? But I'm pretty sure that, in KH3D, Trollanort has the same keyblade that we see MX use in BBS, so....when he says that "Master Xehanort's is the most ancient", is he actually referring to the X-blade, and considers it to be his destiny to have it? Otherwise, what does he believe his destiny is?

Also, how are keyblades forged, anyways??

- Braigbar: Whatever. I got my hands full with my own plans.

WHICH ARE WHAT??????????? ALSO, WHY ARE YOU SO DOWN TO BE A XEHACLONE, TELL ME YOUR SECRETS, BRAIGBAR!!!!!!

- Braigbar: So, which poor soul will it be? [referring to all the others, still collapsed on the floor and unconscious]

And apparently, he chose Seesaw. I still don't get what it is about Isa, specifically, that's apparently always drawn Xehanort's attention. (Enough so that he might have marked Seesaw with a Recusant's Sigil on his face...though, I can't recall at the moment, does Seesaw still have that scar in KH3D?) Whatever the reason, that focus is pretty creepy. :/ Please be okay, Seesaw. :(

Alright, and that's a wrap! So endeth my liveblog and fourth viewing of the Re:coded movie, whooooooo. XD

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