With the third year celebration of Kingdom Hearts X, a new piece of celebratory artwork was released to mark the occasion. Sure, this may have hinted at Riku and Kairi’s new outfits, but the more interesting thing to point out is Ventus (and yes, that’s Ventus and not Roxas judging by his wristband). Most people would dismiss his placement here as the featured character for Kingdom Hearts X’s anniversary, however, I firmly believe that Ventus being featured here has a deeper meaning. And that deeper meaning is the realisation that he’s the Dandelion that completes the trio with Ephemera and Skuld. “But wait!” you object, “Ventus is part of the Wayward Trio with Aqua and Terra right?” Of course, but at the same time, Sora is part of two trio’s with Riku and Kairi and Donald and Goofy. So get yourself comfortable as I break down why Ventus is a Dandelion…
Ventus is designated on the same side as the Kingdom Hearts X characters
This is the most immediate fact that caught my eye. Why is Ventus on the side of the Kingdom Hearts X characters? Better yet, why isn’t he with Aqua and Terra? Plus, he isn’t smiling in this picture, why is that? Sure, Ventus is important because his heart is resting in Sora and he is the physical appearance that Roxas was moulded off, however, this art is the celebration of Kingdom Hearts X and Kingdom Hearts III. Sure, Ventus is going to have a role in Kingdom Hearts III (as a potential Guardian of Light), but I don’t think that Ventus being here is his Kingdom Hearts III representation, rather, I believe it’s his representation for Kingdom Hearts X. Him being conveniently aligned with Ephemera and Skuld on one side just seems too intentional to be coincidence.
Every Station of Awakening depicts a person’s home
It’s a given fact, all of Sora’s Station of Awakenings have been depicting Destiny Islands, Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora’s Station of Awakening have all depicted their homes, so why does Ventus depict the Keyblade Graveyard as opposed to the Land of Departure? We could leave it at that and the picture itself and stop the conclusion there, but what fun is that? From the updates of Kingdom Hearts X as of typing this, Master Ava wants the Dandelions to head to the Unchained Realm in order to survive beyond the Keyblade War. Ephemera is the leader of the Dandelions on Master Ava’s behalf as Master Ava will be participating in the Keyblade War. But where does Ventus fit into this? well, Ephemera could have selected Ventus as a Dandelion only to find out that he’s the bad apple of the bunch. Now I’m not assuming that Ventus’ past life is outright evil, rather, he had Darkness growing inside of him, and once Ephemera found out about this, he could have been casted to the Realm of Darkness, or, escaped outside the Unchained Realm only to be in the apocalyptic Daybreak Town: The Keyblade Graveyard.
Ventus past before being trained by Eraqus is a complete mystery
This is another thing to consider when it comes to Ventus. We do not know his origins like we know Aqua and Terra. Aqua and Terra have been trained by Master Eraqus (as of writing this) but Ventus wasn’t. All we know of Ventus before he was in Master Eraqus’ care was that he was in Master Xehanort’s care. Master Xehanort found Ventus, tried to teach him the ways of darkness but failed so he split Ventus’ dark half into Vanitas. That’s not really enough to understand Ventus’ past. How long did they both train together? What was Ventus’ personality like before he was split from Vanitas? Well, if we assume that Ventus’ past was indeed that of a Dandelion, and was somehow found by Xehanort, it could expand upon his character, cause truth be told, Ventus’ needs to expand beyond the childlike wonders that Sora has and this sort of past life could really flesh him out, plus, it leads me onto my next point.
Why Master Xehanort linked Ventus with the X-Blade
Remember the retcon in which Xehanort said that the X-Blade would be formed when light and dark clash only for him to talk about the seven lights versus the thirteen darkness? Well, what if that initial knowledge was gained from Ventus? A witness that was around during the era? Through rapport building, Ventus could have told what he knew about the Keyblade War to Xehanort and Xehanort could have taken that witness knowledge to try and summon Kingdom Hearts. It would justify Xehanort wanting to train him under his wing despite being a difficult candidate as a vessel. Linking Ventus with the X-Blade may be simply because he was a Dandelion that originated during the era of the Keyblade War. It could also provide an understanding of Master Eraqus wanting to put an end to Ventus because he’s existing in an era that he was not supposed to. The Dandelions are supposed to be legend by the time Birth by Sleep happens, and hypothetically speaking, in Master Eraqus’ perspective, he wanted to end Ventus’ life because Master Xehanort has told Master Eraqus of who Ventus truly was. A dandelion that originated from the Fairy Tale era that had a growing darkness. Eraqus feared that Ventus would become his past life? What’s his past life you wonder? Here’s my thoughts…
In the Kingdom Hearts X update, shortly after you are introduced to Skuld, you see the internal conflicts of the Forteller’s become external: Master Aced and Master Invi are clashing Keyblades, Dark beings are demanding the Lux… and a Nightmare Chirithy appears contemplating on how good darkness feels. Now, every Chirithy has an owner. It would be easy to assume that Ephemera is the owner of that Dark Chirithy, however, Ephemera has disappeared because he’s tasked with forming the Dandelions on Master Ava’s behalf. It’s highly unlikely that Ephemera would delve into the Darkness whilst forming the Dandelions. Now we move onto Skuld. The Chirithy is unlikely to be Skuld’s, as if it was, Skuld wouldn’t have joined the Dandelions. The Dandelions were formed to avoid the conflicts of gathering Lux unlike the rest of the wielders who want to gather Lux despite the inevitable conflict, and because this post is about Ven, we move onto him. So, why do I think that Nightmare Chirithy is owned by Ventus? If we assume that he is a Dandelion, nightmare Chirithy says “My Master is close by…”. Now, what’s this got to do with Ven? Well, as a chosen Dandelion, he’s close by Skuld as a fellow Dandelion. Plus, we have to remember, if we’re talking about Ventus’ past, we have to consider the Vanitas side of him too. The Ventus of Kingdom Hearts X would have an equal balance of light and darkness, and because the legend of the Keyblade War mentions that the greed to collect the Lux caused darkness, Ventus could have easily been one of those wielders that eventually walked towards the path of darkness. Essentially, his past life is that of darkness.
To conclude, this isn’t canon (at least not yet). This is just me speculating and theorising in regards to the Kingdom Hearts X 3rd Anniversary Celebratory Artwork and Ventus’ intentional placement on it as a significant plot device.
Omf could you do something with neko Dan discovering masturbation(maybe during first heat?) and him getting embarrassed because Phil caught him?
Yes I can! This is adorable. 2016!phil, 2009!dan (london flat)
– Phil was up in his office when it happened. Dan was just sitting on the sofa playing with some yarn when he felt a warmth start spreading in his tummy. At first he didn’t know what was going on, so he stood up and looked down at himself to see he was what people called ‘hard’. His owner Phil had told him about everything, so Dan knew he was beginning his first heat. He whined as the pressure grew in his abdomen. The neko tried walking around the living room, willing it to go away.
– After about ten minutes, Dan knew it wasn’t going away. Phil didn’t tell him what to do when he got his heat, but he had heard from some other nekos he knew, Pj, how to help it. He had to masturbate, which basically meant touch himself. Dan experimentally snaked a hand down to the front of his jeans and rubbed. He almost fell over his legs got so weak. Dan wanted more, but he couldn’t do it in the living room. So he ran off to his room, he knew Phil wouldn’t be done for awhile.
– When he reached his room, he jumped straight for his bed and laid on his back. He threw off his jumper and yanked his jeans off, leaving him in his boxers. He saw the little tent peaking up in them and slowly put a hand on it. Dan whimpered and mewled, just at the small touches. He then tossed off his boxers, leaving him completely nude. As he went to grip himself his ears perked up, but his tail laid limp. The second he started stroking, he lost it. Little choked gasps and whines filled the quiet room. Dan was still trying to be quiet though, he didn’t want his owner to find out.
– He stroked faster and faster until he started to feel a weird tightness in his tummy. He continued to pump himself until he cried out a loud whimper and he saw white stuff go all over his belly. He sat there panting and happy until he felt it again. He looked down and saw his cock was hardening again. His ears went flat and he laid flat, thinking of what he could do. Then he remembered something he heard. He could finger himself, that would make it go away. He didn’t exactly know how, but he was going to try.
– He did know you needed something called lube, but he didn’t have that, so he just used all the stuff that was on his tummy. He circled his rim with one finger before pushing it in slowly. Dan winced and held still till it stopped hurting then continued. He soon added a second finger and pumped them in and out. He nearly screamed when he hit something, he didn’t know what it was, but it felt good. He kept angling to hit that, seeing it felt the best. For a second he thought he heard someone in the hallway, but he was too into what he was doing to stop.
– Before Dan could react, Phil opened the door, “Hey Dan, you were making weird noises are you o—-” Phil stopped mid sentence and looked at Dan in awe. Phil just walked in on his innocent kitty fingering himself. The second Dan saw Phil, he rolled off the bed to the other side, so Phil couldn’t see his lower half. He slowly pulled his fingers out and whimpered at the emptiness. Dan’s face was bright red and he was shaking, not to mention his hard cock was becoming painful. He wrapped his tail around himself and his ears stayed flat, he couldn’t make eye contact with Phil. Phil just looked at his kitty and frowned, he just made him so embarrassed. Phil believed he must have walked in on round two with all the cum on his tummy.
– “I’m sorry I’m sorry I’m sorry! I um… sorry!” Dan blurted out and tears started going down his cheeks. Phil wanted to go up and give him a big hug, he looked so vulnerable right now. Phil walked around Dan’s bed, towards him with his arms out, “Danny, it’s okay. What made you do that?” Dan grabbed a pillow and put it over his crotch before Phil sat down next to him. Phil wasn’t having it and pulled Dan onto his lap sideways. Dan could feel Phil’s jeans against his butt.
– “I-I-I um. I got um,” Dan blushed and cursed at himself. He should be able to say this to Phil, Dan was actually surprised that Phil hadn’t figured it out yet. “Dan, don’t be so nervous, just tell me.” Phil Dan fumbled around with the end of the pillow and looked down. Phil ran his fingers thru Dan’s hair and smiled. Phil was kinda hurt that Dan was so embarrassed to tell him. “I got my first heat…” Dan mumbled. Phil’s face lit up, how did he not think of that? His kitty was so grown up. Phil ruined his moment.
– “Kitty, why didn’t you just tell me that right when it happened?” Phil was a little disappointed that he didn’t tell him right away. Dan was starting to feel more pain in his crotch and couldn’t hold still. Phil seemed to notice, but brushed it off, “Because you were working and it’s embarrassing. Now can you please go or something so I can finish it’s starting to really hurt!” Dan didn’t mean to yell, he just was shaky and needed release. Phil sat there dumbfounded and grabbed Dan tighter as he tried to run off.
– “Let me help you kitten,” Phil whispered into Dan’s ear then he kissed Dan’s cheek. Dan became redder than before and shuddered. Did Phil just offer to help. All Dan could do is nod, Phil just smiled and pulled the pillow off Dan and saw his red, swollen, leaking cock laying against his stomach. Dan whimpered and squirmed, so Phil threw him on the bed. He started kissing Dan’s neck and biting to leave love bites and Dan loved it. Then Phil started to kiss down his chest, leaving a trail of hickies down it. Dan thought he might put his dick in his mouth, but then he felt Phil’s tongue on his hole.
– Dan mewled and purred as Phil’s tongue entered Dan. The Dan felt him put one finger inside and attack his prostate making Dan arched his back. Dan was sadly already close seeing how close he was before Phil came in and he had already came earlier. Dan felt the heat rising and his stomach tightening, “P-Phil I’m gonna–” Then Dan came white ribbons all over his stomach. Phil slowly pulled his tongue and finger out and crawled back up to Dan. He picked him up, making Dan confused, and took him into the bathroom. Phil started a warm bath and put Dan in. Phil stripped off his clothes and sat behind Dan.
“Next time you’re feeling like that, tell me kitten.”
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