Throwback Thursday 9/1/22

Hey guys! September has finally arrived, and I don’t know about you, but I am ready for the fall! As you can tell by the title, I am starting a new series! If you read my post about all the stuff I’ll be doing on my blog, then you most likely saw this one. Basically I’m just going to be highlighting a moment in history (fiction or nonfiction) every week! Today I’m going to go with a Kingdom Hearts scene, because, well…I like Kingdom Hearts (if that wasn’t painfully obvious)!

That Time Ventus and Roxas Met And Said NOTHING

Ventus and Roxas Meet (Kingdom Hearts III) (Property of Square Enix)

So like, most of the Kingdom Hearts fandom knew this meeting would come eventually. I was really looking forward to it, but I don’t think we got what we were expecting. I mean, what would you do if you met who was basically your doppelgänger? Just stare at each other? I don’t know about you, but I would probably even show a little reaction to seeing someone who looked and talked like me???

Not Ven and Roxas!

Ven and Roxas look exactly the same besides a couple differences. They’re basically identical twins. They are both voices by Jesse McCartney, so they sound the same. The biggest difference between them is their personalities: while Roxas is more of an emo teen, Ven acts…kind of like a child, despite having been alive for like thousands of years. Yep, that’s right. Ven’s actually REALLY old. That’s another difference between them.

So why do they look so similar even though they aren’t related? Ventus is a human, but Roxas is actually a Nobody (a person without a heart, basically an empty shell (though at the point when they meet, Roxas is a Replica)). Roxas is Sora’s Nobody, so shouldn’t he look like Sora? Well, this was a special case. When Sora was only four years old, Ventus lost his heart in a fight with Xehanort, and his heart found its way to Sora. Ventus’ heart has been merged with Sora’s ever since…until Sora lost his heart, too. This created Roxas, and because Ventus was a part of Sora’s heart, Roxas is kind of Ven’s Nobody, too. Hence, why they look the same.

But back to the point at hand! When the two FINALLY meet, they barely acknowledge each other! They just stare! Meanwhile, when Sora meets his look-alike, Vanitas, he actually reacts! At least Sora had the decency to be surprised, you know? Of course, Roxas and Ven in the middle of a pressing situation and there wasn’t really time to talk to each other, I guess. Plus, they might have already known of each others’ existence, if they were warned about it. If Roxas even had time to be warned, that is. Ven might have known, but Axel would have had to explain things to Roxas rather quickly before they met. It’s possible!

Whatever the case may be, this moment always makes me laugh. They have such straight faces! Maybe in the next Kingdom Hearts game we can get some interaction between these two, because I would love to see that!

So what do you think about this moment in video game history? Let me know in the comments below! And as always, God bless y’all and have a wonderful week!

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