IS NO ONE GOING TO ADDRESS THE FACT XEHANORT PULLS A SORA AND PROBABLY HAS A NOBODY OTHER THAN XEMNAS RUNNING AROUND
okay so. sora releases his heart using the keyblade of hearts in kh1, creating a little shadow and roxas. we know a strong heart, when lost/released, leaves a nobody behind. nomura has said that there is no concept of death in kingdom hearts. so, if xehanort stabbed himself with his own keyblade and released his heart, and death isn’t a thing in kingdom hearts, THEN WE BETTER FUCKING SEE SOME NOBODIES OF XEHANORT AND ERAQUS
i mean, we can reasonably assume the guardian that attaches to terranort (and later ansem sod) is xehanort’s original heartless. it has all the features of a pureblooded heartless, and its facial structure is similar to xehanort’s. and we know that a powerful enough dark will like maleficent’s can control heartless. since xehanort is, like, fucking satan, yeah, i’d say he can control a heartless (i mean, he’s shown controlling neoshadows against ven so)
so, according to kingdom hearts’ own canon, the body and soul xehanort left behind when he freed his own heart should be meandering somewhere. also, there is reasonable evidence to support the theory that a nobody can house a heart aside from their “replacement” one (see: ROXAS AND VENTUS COUGHCOUGH), and we know fragments of a heart can be placed into a nobody.
anyway what i’m saying is master xehanort totally resurrects himself as top bitch through his own nobody, and xemnas better move the fuck over