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Sora (JP) is the main protagonist of the Kingdom Hearts series and a Keyblade wielder. He is an optimistic teenager who may seem simple-minded at times, but he has a strong sense of justice and a compassionate heart.

Sora is also best friends with Riku and Kairi. He travels to different worlds with Donald Duck and Goofy on the Gummi Ship to unlock Keyholes and get rid of the Heartless.

History

Appearances in other games

World of Final Fantasy

Outside of the Kingdom Hearts series, Sora also made a time-limited appearance in World of Final Fantasy as a free downloadable summon character.[1]

Super Smash Bros. series

Splash art of Sora.

Sora made an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a final downloadable playable fighter, as part of its second second Fighters Pass. It consisted of nine music tracks, a new stage from the franchise, and eight new downloadable spirits. In addition, he has different costume variants based on games throughout the franchise. He is voiced in English. It was released on October 18, 2021.[2]

Specials

Trivia

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Sora is the first playable character:
    • To be owned by a major entertainment brand focused primarily on film and television - Disney.
    • From Square Enix to be voiced in English.
    • To be voiced originally by a well-known film/television actor as opposed to voice actors - Haley Joel Osmet (through archived voice clips).
    • To have references to characters from non-video game media, such as Mickey Mouse.
    • Whose origin series logo also included the original company logos.
  • Series director Masahiro Sakurai has revealed that Sora was the most-voted new playable fighter for the series, based on the results of the "Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot". This actually surpassed the results of Bayonetta who first appeared in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.[3]

References

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