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The Best To Worst Kingdom Hearts Characters

Updated June 14, 2019 37.0k votes 2.1k voters 12.7k views174 items

List RulesUpvote the characters who turn the keyblade that unlocks your heart.

Kingdom Hearts is a magical action-adventure RPG gaming series combining the worlds of Disney and Final Fantasy, but who is the best Kingdom Hearts character? Gamers were first introduced to Sora, the main character of the original Kingdom Hearts, in 2002 when it debuted on the PlayStation 2. Since then, there have been a total of 11 prequels, sequels, and spin-offs, as well as a second "main title" Kingdom Hearts II in 200 and the follow-up Kingdom Hearts 3 in 2019.

Between all of the titles, fans have been introduced to almost 150 Kingdom Hearts characters - some old and some new, such is the beauty of crossover. From Disney classics like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy, to Final Fantasy icons like Cloud, Squall, and Tidus, or brand new characters like Sora, Riku, and Kairi, Kingdom Hearts hosts a cast as epic as its storyline.

This list ranks best and worst Kingdom Hearts characters, with the help of your votes. Vote up the characters based on their worth in the franchise, or simply by how much you love them in the games.

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  • Roxas1
    1,084
    383

    Roxas

    Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts 2
  • Riku2
    828
    285

    Riku

    Kingdom Hearts fictional universe
  • Lea3
    817
    282

    Lea

    Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Kingdom Hearts 3D
  • Sora4
    903
    327

    Sora

    Kingdom Hearts fictional universe

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  • Axel5
    353
    92

    Axel

    Kingdom Hearts fictional universe
  • Aqua6
    934
    348

    Aqua

    Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
  • Ventus7
    607
    248

    Ventus

    Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Kingdom Hearts Unchained
  • Xion8
    568
    271

    Xion

    Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
  • Naminé9
    530
    259

    Naminé

    Kingdom Hearts fictional universe
  • Organization XIII10
    423
    219

    Organization XIII

    Kingdom Hearts fictional universe
  • Goofy11
    396
    219

    Goofy

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse

    Powers & AbilitiesShapeshifting

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  • Terra12
    478
    277

    Terra

    Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
  • Mickey Mouse13
    415
    248

    Mickey Mouse

    Kingdom Hearts fictional universe

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  • Cloud Strife14
    376
    229

    Cloud Strife

    Kingdom Hearts fictional universe, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

    Powers & AbilitiesSuperhuman strength

  • Xemnas15
    149
    73

    Xemnas

    Kingdom Hearts fictional universe
  • Vanitas16
    371
    256

    Vanitas

    Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
  • Xigbar17
    154
    87

    Xigbar

    Kingdom Hearts fictional universe
  • Jack Skellington18
    266
    180

    Jack Skellington

    Kingdom Hearts fictional universe

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  • Kairi19
    458
    352

    Kairi

    Kingdom Hearts fictional universe
  • Marluxia20
    131
    75

    Marluxia

    Kingdom Hearts fictional universe
  • Sephiroth21
    289
    215

    Sephiroth

    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Gaia

    Powers & AbilitiesFlight, Superhuman strength

  • Donald Duck22
    302
    227

    Donald Duck

    Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

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  • Yuffie Kisaragi23
    208
    148

    Yuffie Kisaragi

    Kingdom Hearts fictional universe, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
  • Hades24
    263
    201

    Hades

    Kingdom Hearts fictional universe
  • Xehanort25
    271
    212

    Xehanort

    Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep