Current RP Character [Roxas from Kingdom Hearts]
D A R K N E S S
D A R K N E S S
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NAME: Roxas Sortis
OTHER NAMES: Sora (Original Name), The Key of Destiny, めぐりあう鍵 (“Serendipitous Key”), Kiddo, ”Tiger” (Pet names from Xigbar)
ZODIAC SIGN: TBD
AGE: 18-19 Years Old (Verse Dependant)
WEIGHT: 130 lbs
HAIR COLOR: Dirty Blond
EYE COLOR: Sapphire Blue
SEXUALITY: Pansexual, leaning more towards Males
HOMEWORLD: Twilight Town
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Japanese, some French
PERSONALITY: Solemn, friendly, brave, intelligent, slightly short-tempered, mellow, mature
APPEARANCE: Slender, dirty blonde hair, blue eyes
OCCUPATION: Sora's Nobody, Organization XIII - No. XIII (former), His Own Person
GOAL: To free Kingdom Hearts and revive Xion (358/2 Days) (failed), To complete Sora (KH2) (succeeded), Become his own person (succeeded)
AFFILIATIONS: Organization XIII (former)
ALLIES: Axel/Lea, Xion, Naminé, Sora, Ventus, Hayner (simulated), Pence (simulated), Olette (simulated), Kairi, Riku/Riku-Ansem, DiZ/Ansem the Wise, Donald Duck, Goofy, Organization XIII (formerly), Spirits, many Disney characters
MINIONS: Samurai Nobodies
ENEMIES: Sora (briefly)
DiZ/Ansem the Wise (formerly), Riku/Riku-Ansem (formerly), Organization XIII, Master Xehanort, Xehanort, Heartless, Nobodies, Card Soldiers, various Disney villains
LIKES: Being with friends, living life his way, sea-salt ice cream, going to the beach, star and moon shapes, watching the sunset
DISLIKES: Villains, being called Sora, Ansem the Wise/DiZ (formerly), being taunted or misled, Xigbar's pet names
POWERS AND ABILITIES: Control over light, teleportation, Nobody summoning, drive forms, gliding/flying, limit breaks, superhuman endurance, superhuman strength, reaction commands, acrobacy, leveling up, panel board customization, magical abilities
WEAPONS: Kingdom Key, Oathkeeper & Oblivion
FATE: Merged with Sora, Separated from Sora as his own person (present time)
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single (Verse Dependant/Thread Dependant)
Roxas, the Key of Destiny (めぐりあう鍵 Meguriau Kagi?, lit Serendipitous Key), is the Nobody of Sora and was Rank XIII within the original Organization XIII, born when Sora took his own heart to restore Kairi's. Although Sora's heart was soon restored, Roxas continued to endure and exist, oblivious of Sora's existence for most of his life. He has the ability to use the Keyblade, and wields light, using it to direct rays that strike opponents with great power. He commands the Samurai Nobodies.
Roxas was also one of the mysterious hooded figures in Another side, Another story... and Deep Dive. During the prologue of Kingdom Hearts II, the player controls Roxas until Sora is awakened. In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Roxas is the primary protagonist. This game focuses on the time period between Roxas's birth and his departure from the Organization, eventually leading to his capture at the hands of Riku and DiZ.
As Sora's Nobody, Roxas's facial features closely resemble his, including his bright blue eyes, body build, and spiky hair. In contrast to Sora's brown hair, Roxas's is a golden blond. His hair style also separates them, as the front concentrates the spikes on the right side of his head as if windswept, and the back is smoother and more flaky. He also looks identical to Ventus, due to Ventus's heart having been within Sora's heart when Roxas was created.
When in Organization XIII, Roxas wore the usual all-black uniform, with a number of small differences. His pants were different, looking more casual, and loose. He also did not tuck the legs of his pants into his boots like the other members did, though Roxas's "boots" more resembled black versions of his street shoes, and may not have been knee-high like the other members'. Roxas's cloak had a vague resemblance to the ones worn by Xigbar and Demyx, with slightly pointed shoulders and slightly close-fitting sleeves.
While living in the false Twilight Town, Roxas wore much more casual clothes. He wore a black, high-collared jacket with a zipper resembling the Nobody symbol. Over this, he wore another jacket, this one unzipped and white, with several black block designs and a grey hem on the end of each sleeve. This jacket's collar was red and pleated and folded back.
Roxas also wore two-colored pants; the legs of his pants were beige with several of what looked like buttons on the hem that appeared to attach the legs to the rest of the cloth, which were dark-colored. Roxas's shoes were colored in shades of grey and black, and had red straps in place of laces. Finally, Roxas wore a wrist band with a black-and-white checkerboard pattern on his left wrist, as well as a plain black ring on his left index finger and a plain white ring on his left middle finger. Tetsuya Nomura has stated that the checkers on Roxas's clothing are meant to symbolize light and darkness.
He also has clothes for sleeping in the simulated Twilight Town. He wears a white shirt with black coloration for the collar and arms. The arms also supports a half star motifs. He also wears a matching black shorts with a skull and crossbones symbol on the lower left side of the pants.
An early promotional artwork for Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, and Kingdom Hearts coded depicted the main characters of each game in a tripartite mural. Roxas was included in the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days section, yet was drawn to look several years older than his Kingdom Hearts II appearance. Nothing related to this was covered in the actual game, and as of yet no explanation has been given for this design variation.
Roxas's facial design also differs slightly between Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix. In the latter, his face was changed to resemble Ventus more in preparation for Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep.
Roxas, unlike other Nobodies, seems to possess real emotions, likely due to his retaining of Ventus's heart after he and Sora were separated. Roxas has displayed many different emotions on different occasions. Being Sora's other half, his personality is similar to that of his counterpart, with some differences. For example, when Riku confirms that Roxas is Sora's Nobody after they meet in Dark City, Roxas's statement ( "What are you talking about? I am me! Nobody else!" ) is nearly identical to Sora's later reactions when the Organization XIII members address him as Roxas.
Roxas is less impulsive than Sora, but far more quick to anger. He is short-tempered, aggressive, and stands his ground against foes. He can be arrogant, confident, and cocky, as proven when he engages Riku in a fight, proclaiming that he could not beat him no matter how many times he attempted to. When blinded with anger, he lets go of all reason and focuses on venting his anger, as seen when he continually hacks at DiZ's computers and viciously attacks DiZ's hologram. Roxas has even expressed some dislike for being compared to Sora early on due to their relation, which DiZ notes with amusement in their encounter. This type of contrast between Sora and Roxas is even portrayed in official artwork, where Roxas almost always has a dark, fiercer expression, in contrast to Sora's more loose and mellow expression.
With a devil-may-care attitude in terms of recklessness, he can be rightfully selfish on occasion, but is selfless enough to return back to Sora willingly. Throughout the series, Roxas constantly rebels against what he's told is his "place" and is a strongly outspoken, independent individual. On the other hand, Roxas tends to be ironically melancholy and stoic, solemn and distracted, especially as he comes to realize the truth about himself, and in other points when he's confused and lost.
Like Sora, Roxas has little patience for people who seem to be bending his will or trying to confuse him. He doesn't have an extreme lust for life as well, not taking everything in with a bright outlook, but he does wish and desire one of his own with fervor. Despite their differences, the traits he and Sora share are shown in how they deeply care for their friends, along with some instances where Roxas is happy, cheerful, kind, at ease, and carefree in good company — even shown laughing.
Roxas also seems have a certain degree of intelligence that Sora often lacks, as he is not as easily fooled by his enemies and is more likely to think his actions through unless angered. This is slightly changed when it came to Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, because unlike his future self that had thorough knowledge of subjects in the fake Twilight Town, Roxas was born with no memories when taken in by the Organization. Hence, he had no information on the simplest topics or objects, making him comparable to a newborn who grows to learn them, and coming off slow and naive due to it, leading a few others, including himself, to refer to him as a "zombie". This is why Axel fulfills the role of enlightening him about his questions or thoughts, sometimes making Axel himself tongue tied on how to explain them. Roxas's attitude, nonetheless, was very apparent from the start, telling Axel after he accomplished a mission in the beginning that he could have done that blindfolded, and being greatly annoyed when Xigbar calls him "kiddo" or "tiger".
Another difference with Sora is their heroic status. Often times, Roxas shows how he'd rather not have anything to do with the Keyblade, longing to be a normal kid, with a normal life and normal friends. This is something represented in Hayner, Pence, and Olette throughout the series, as he is shown a number of times watching them in wonder and interest. However, Sora, despite that he was more or less the same, was spurred on by the goal of finding his friends and took on the responsibility more passively, without much hassle. Roxas is shown also to be less ruthless and more merciful to his enemies, as he spares a severely weakened Saïx and tries, albeit harshly, to convince Riku that fighting him is pointless.
Since Roxas's complete being's heart is made up of two Keyblade wielders' hearts, Roxas can dual-wield Keyblades, the Oathkeeper and the Oblivion. In battle, he also uses light, becoming a phenomenally dangerous foe. His style and level of power is somewhat like Sora's Final Form. He can glide at fast speeds, so fast in fact that he leaves behind a lens flare, and control thirteen sword-shaped shields of light energy which can connect to form a laser array. He can levitate his Keyblades in the air and whirl and spin them rapidly, showing a great deal of proficiency and skill with the blades, and can also counter any extended combo with a more powerful one of his own, even creating a ring of damage just by twirling them in a circle.
His special attack involves him floating in the air and shooting his thirteen light shields around the arena, which then light it up in a thick twilight mist as Roxas begins shooting blue spheres of light at his opponent from energy gathered in his hands. He often attacks rapidly side-to-side, leaving a trail of light behind him. He can also perform the Duel Bout technique (similar to his Samurai Nobodies) in which he rushes at his opponent and slashes at them repeatedly, causing intense damage if not repelled. During this attack, Sora can knock Roxas into the air and briefly steal his Keyblades. However, when Sora steals Roxas's Keyblades, Roxas resorts to utilizing his light powers to full effect, before moving in to steal his Keyblades back from Sora.
In comparison to Sora, Roxas seems to have a far more aggressive style: he is constantly on the offensive, and abandons any defensive moves he had previously used, such as the Guard technique and magic, in favor of speed and strength. In their mental struggle in the Dive to the Heart, he briefly manages to overpower and disarm Sora with simple brute force. In this battle, he also has a more aggressive stance than he did when fighting Axel.
It is interesting to note that as well, when not dual-wielding, Roxas uses a fighting style similar to the one Sora used in Kingdom Hearts. Roxas's victory pose in Olympus Coliseum is to swing his Keyblade twice through the air in an X, then swing it to rest on his shoulder. This is extremely similar to Leon's victory pose in the Final Fantasy series as well as one of Sora's victory poses in the Olympus Coliseum in Kingdom Hearts.
Like Xion and Sora, Roxas has balanced, average stats in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.
When in possession of his full power, Roxas dual-wields two Keyblades, Oathkeeper and Oblivion (which represent Sora's link to Kairi and Riku, respectively), although originally he could only wield a single Keyblade, which could take different forms through the use of Gears. However, during the short period in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days between his attaining the ability to dual-wield and reaching his full power, he could dual-wield two Kingdom Keys. Roxas controls light and the Samurai Nobodies. Although it would normally be impossible for a Nobody to wield a Keyblade, Roxas can because Sora can. Of course, as the Heartless use the Keyblades as a homing signal, he is constantly under attack by them when not under the protection of Organization XIII. However, as the Organization's goal is to gather as many hearts as possible by using the Keyblade to extract them from Heartless, this phenomenon is actually a boon for the Organization.
In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Roxas's Limit Break is called Event Horizon. It transforms Roxas's Keyblade into a sword of light, with which he rapidly slashes at enemies. The Final Limit causes him to summon pillars of light which fire in all directions.
When Dual-Wielding, Roxas has another Limit Break, called Magic Hour. It causes Roxas to leap into the air and summon large pillars of light to hammer the battlefield. In the Final Limit, the pillars of light intensify and grow larger. This attack also appears in Roxas's boss fight in Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. Also, in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, after Roxas floats, a symbol appears below him and he spins both of his Keyblades while firing a great number of homing light orbs. As his appearance is based on Ventus due to the latter's heart residing in Sora's heart, his desperation move and moveset are passed from Ventus's quick attacking style and his ultimate attacks, Faith and Salvation.
Roxas's Limit Breaks both refer to light. The "event horizon" refers to the distance at which light can no longer escape from a black hole; the "magic hour" is a period of time during a sunset that has extremely favorable conditions for photography.
Roxas learns a variety of abilities in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, including Dodge Roll, Block, Glide, Air Rush, and Aerial Recovery, among others. He also is very proficient at magic, able to cast several different spells. However, none of these abilities carry over into Kingdom Hearts II. During his time in the Simulated Twilight Town, Roxas learns no magic, although he can boost his magical strength via both the Dream Rod and the Struggle Wand.
~ The scene in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix where Axel bids Roxas goodbye is similar to the one in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days where Xion greeted Roxas on the clocktower before their battle. In both cases, Roxas is seen cradling himself before being surprised by the appearance of his friends. He is then offered to share one final sea-salt ice cream with them.
~ It appears that Roxas is fond of star and moon shapes, as his bedroom in the simulated Twilight Town is filled with the shapes in the furniture. Examples include: a star-shaped desk chair, a moon phase calendar on his wall, star-shaped clothing hooks, and even a night sky-theme glass window on his bedroom door. This is directly parallel to Ventus, who had an similarly had interest in astronomy and was fond of star-gazing.