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Somebody here solved my mystery, so....
Yes, it's Aqua. She fits all of the criteria:
1) - Playable in at least ONE game
2) - Original to the series
3) - Has not yet served as a Boss (apart from Terra's BBS tutorial, but I said Tutorial Bosses don't count)
4) - Has good reasons to hate Darkness (all of Xehanort's Darkness-motivated actions, Terra and Ven's Darkness-related misery, her constant struggles in the Realm Of Darkness, etc.)
5) - Is "pure"
Who said she'd be evil? I mean, let's see: Xion wasn't evil in HER Boss Battle (358/2), she was just trying to force Roxas to kill her so she couldn't be manipulated anymore.
Similarly, Aqua wouldn't be seeking absolute power like Xehanort; rather, she would be trying to "save" the worlds, in a warped way: use Kingdom Hearts/X-Blade/whatever to FORCE Darkness out of every Heart and world until the universe is absolute-Light (like it was in Kairi's Grandmother's story). This way, in her mind, people like Xehanort would never exist again, and good people like her and her friends would never have to suffer again. She would justify this by saying that Eraqus was right about Darkness all along, and that Xehanort's actions against her and her friends only further proved Eraqus' point. In the process, she would be also seeking revenge on Xehanort, but instead of Terra's "roid-rage" approach from BBS, she would be more methodical and attempt to outwit Xehanort. After eventually succeeding in forcing karma upon Xehanort, she would then reveal her intentions to her shocked friends, who would obviously try to talk her down from destroying the Light/Darkness balance. Aqua would not listen, but instead beg them not to try and stop her, as she only wants to create a better future for them all. With heavy regret, they refuse to back down and vow to stop her from making the biggest mistake of her life. Aqua, a single tear running down her cheek (just like Eraqus before he fought Terra in BBS), simply nods, and the first round of the true Final Battle begins. However, it won't be easy, as Aqua is continually absorbing Light from KH (similar to Saix and the moon in KH2) in order to increase her abilities.
Kairi possessed by Xehanort wielding the X-Blade.
But in all seriousness, being predictable isn’t necessarily a bad thing in this case. You could do the predictable thing and still be effective.
Besides, he’s the de-facto big bad of the story—defeating him in the end is what the story is pretty much building towards. Straying too far from that could affect the ending negatively—pulling a Shocking Swerve certainly will end badly.
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It's nice to meet a fellow Troper, btw. You probably recognize the Tropes I've listed above to support my thoughts. I just wish that I had a high enough post count now so the spam-bot filters would approve my posts with links/images in them. That's why I don't have links to the actual Trope pages.
*sigh* So do you want me to take that bit out of the original post for you? A promise is a promise after all.
Maybe they're not just so uptight about bosses for a game that was released two years ago.Why am I the only one "flaming" ? Cause 1) they don't care about FF13 2) They finished FF13
I don't think any of those who replied are actually playing FF13 for the first time (like me).
Now, Alan, don't reply to him unless it is about the topic at hand.
Straythe, go for a walk or something and calm down. Also, there was no need to ask if he was dropped on his head as a child.
@Alan Smithee I recognize them.
TV Tropes is one of my gateway drugs of choice, so no worries. ;)
And I totally get that you’re tired of big baddies using darkness, but that’s what this story—this saga, for all intents and purposes, built itself on. Maybe the next saga will be different.
Order VS Chaos dichotomy would be dope.
On a side note, what's this about Eraqus being dead? Where was it ever explicitly stated that he died?
I liked the idea of the ending twist. Also, just because its the Xehanort Saga doesn't mean he has to be the final boss. For obvious reasons, he would be the final boss, but to put it simply, the "Xehanort Saga" could mean something along the lines of :The events that came to be because of one man. I wouldnt mind Aqua being the final boss, but Xehanort would need to be a boss of course. If Nomura were to actually make her a final boss, id say it would be a great ending to the saga. It would mean putting her to rest from her emotional scarring she has endured.
ROXAS! He can't be forgotten....
Why on Earth would Aqua be the final boss? Unlike Eraqus, friendship means the world to her. She wouldn't throw that all away to "fix" something that she knows is already fine. Xehanort is the main villain here and the focus of the saga. Therefore, he should be the last one fought.
Maybe a scenario like one you said (Someone of Light disrupting the balance by destroying darkness) could be used in a future saga. But the Xehanort saga is about stopping Xehanort and should end there.
This man is actually the truest incarnation of Xehanort, and has been manipulating the events of the entire series in order to construct the ultimate STRUGGLE tournament. Every boss battle until this point has been part of the preliminary qualifying round. Kingdom Hearts 3 will be the tournament itself--but this won't be revealed until the final world.
In all seriousness, a young(er) Xehanort will probably be the final boss--after all of the other Xehanorts have been confronted.