Kingdom Hearts 3 finally feels like a real thing after years of tidbits from Square Enix. Fans like myself are keeping our fingers crossed for a 2017 – 2018 release date, and with all of this new info coming out from Kingdom Hearts 2.8, fans are starting to speculate where the story is going to go.
I have my own theories, but today I’m going to focus on the 5 characters I hope will be in Kingdom Hearts 3.
Rinoa Heartilly – Final Fantasy 8
Rinoa is my all time favorite final fantasy character, but I’m not hoping she will be in KH3 just because I like her. Within the Final Fantasy 8 story line, Rinoa and Squall (Leon) eventually fell for each other. The Final Fantasy story line has be skewed to fit the Kingdom Hearts universe, so I’m not sure what they’re going to keep the same. At the end of Kingdom Hearts 2, we see Leon sitting on a roof opening a letter. Something flies out of it and he watches as it disappears. It could’ve been some kind of magic butterfly, or it may have been Rinoa’s signature angel wings. These wings could also be seen on the back of Leon’s jacket when he is first introduced in KH1. Rinoa is a sorceress; getting a letter containing a magical flying thing makes sense if it’s from someone who can use magic. Now, a lot of people in the KH universe can use magic, but I can’t think of anyone else who would be sending him a letter like that.
Melody – Little Mermaid 2
Many people are hoping that Atlantica won’t be in KH3, but if they do include it I hope it continues Ariel’s story. I personally loved the second Little Mermaid and I think Melody, Ariel and Eric’s daughter, would be a great world companion for Sora. The series has a good job with going through the cannon Disney stories up to this point, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if she did show up.
Cassim – Aladdin and the King of Thieves
As I had stated above, the Disney story plots have played out the same as their original movies, so Aladdin #3 is a good possibility to show up. Agrabah was a world I hated in Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2, but I LOVED The King of Thieves as a kid. I would be super excited to play through Agrabah if we got to see Cassim and the story line that goes with him.
Vincent Valentine – Final Fantasy 7
Most of the Final Fantasy 7 cast have already made an appearance through the course of the many Kingdom Hearts games, however Vincent is not one of them. The most we’ve seen of him is his outfit, which Cloud is wearing the first time we meet him in the Olympus Coliseum. Vincent may not show up since there isn’t really anything pointing towards him, but he could be a cool character that shows up in the Coliseum, similar to Auron.
Seymour Guado – Final Fantasy X
I think Seymour is one of my favorite Final Fantasy villains because he’s so sneaky about everything he does. He works his way into people’s good graces by seeming very level headed and fair. As you may know however, he’s really a crazy murderer. He’d be a really cool addition to the bad guys and I think a boss fight against him would look neat and be fun to play. Introducing him into the series could also open the door for Yuna and others from the Final Fantasy X franchise to be more present within the Kingdom Hearts story.
That’s it from me! Even if these characters don’t make it into Kingdom Hearts 3, I’m super excited to play the game and can’t wait to see where Sora’s adventures lead him in the future.