I’m not blind to Terra’s faults/mistakes-he’s naive, he sort of waits too long before taking action, he walks away from his conversation with Aqua and yells at Ven before leaving both of them behind in the Garden, and of course that battle with Eraqus. He can go too far when it comes to protecting his friends. He has slight issues with his self-worth/pride, ranging from feeling like a failure to being seriously offended Eraqus seemingly didn’t trust him and wanting to become Xehanort’s apprentice the second Xehanort shows him approval.
BUT. He’s also good with kids. He was kind to Cinderella (did you see how he bowed come on that’s adorable), He freed Tinker Bell. He abided by Queen Minnie’s rules and conceded that she had a point about not breaking the rules. He took tiny Ven under his wing. He was the first to greet tiny Ven with a smile when he came to the Land of Departure. For the most part, he knows when he needs to take a step back and not escalate a situation. He’s generally a calm person. He gently explains to Stitch what a friend is and is willing to give him the benefit of the doubt even after he realizes he’s been tricked and Jumba (Stitch’s creator) admits that he made Stitch to be evil and attacked Terra with Sparky.
Terra isn’t the series’ idiot. He’s a complex person with flaws and virtues like any other person. And it’d be nice if more people acknowledged that.
* Olympus Coliseum/Mount Olympus
* Twilight Town
* Land of Departure (whether or not it’s just cutscenes or if it’s actually playable has yet to be seen)
* Mysterious Tower
* 100 Acre Wood (hinted at by Jim Cummings announcing his voice acting was complete for the game)
I think my ideal KH3 ending would be seeing Sora, Riku, and Kairi all grown up as the um, New Old Masters of the Keyblade. Like the three of them training new apprentices (maybe on Destiny Islands, or they could rebuild the Land of Departure somehow, idk) and whatnot.
Only Sora never actually passes his Mark of Mastery exam, so he’s still unofficial, but no one but Riku and Kairi actually know that (and Riku tries multiple times to give Sora the title because “DUDE you’ve saved like eighty billion worlds and have been wielding this thing since you were a child, you definitely qualify. LET ME DO THIS FOR YOU.” but Sora’s just, “nah, I’m good, thanks” and they have the same argument at least every other month and it drives Kairi nuts). And whenever one of Sora’s apprentices try to call him “Master Sora,” Sora’s like, “just Sora’s good.”
And then when they’re all like a hundred years old, Riku finally just up and tells Sora that if Sora dies first, he’s putting “Master Sora” on his gravestone/all his memorials, and “there won’t be shit you can do about it!” expecting Sora to argue, but instead Sora’s just, “yeah, okay, that’s fair.”
you know how Xehanort has the whole “kingly” symbolism going for him, presumably the parallel to Sora’s king symbolism? (the “medieval/knight” theme of BBS, his armor, his usurping Ansem the Wise, now ruling the Castle that Never Was, his lion-themed Keyblade [yes, it’s a lion, not a goat, it was confirmed a long time ago], the list goes on)
WELL I JUST REALIZED
that all four Land of Departure wielders
aka the pawns he used and threw away according to his needs
“Despite its subtle atmosphere, Twilight Town is one of the largest worlds known. It is located in between light and darkness, similar to the Land of Departure, Castle Oblivion, Traverse Town and The World That Never Was. As its name implies, this world’s sun is always in the same position in the sky, never rising nor setting.”
Ok, I know the following when Castle Oblivion is concerned:
-Aqua created it from the ruins of Land of Departure
-Ventus is currently asleep in there, in a place that only Aqua knows
-For the most part- rooms in Castle Oblivion can only be accessed via cards that are crafted from a person’s memories.
Well, my theory is that the only way to get to Ventus is to travel through Castle Oblivion using cards crafted from Aqua’s memories specifically. To add another layer of security, those worlds must be visited in a specific order.
It gets depressing from here on, but I personally think that, to get to Ventus, Aqua made it so that she’d have to relive the events of Birth By Sleep again in the card-worlds.