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    Default Should Kingdom Hearts Get Rebooted?

    Let's say you have been hired by Square Enix and given the job of rebooting the storyline of the Kingdom Hearts series. They've decided that they've convoluted the story too much and snarled the continuity beyond recognition, so they want to start over. You can remake the story from the beginning however you want.

    You do have some restrictions, though. You have to try to stay true to the basic themes of the series. I'm sure you know what I mean. There are heartless, you fight them with keyblades, friendship is a reoccurring focus, that sort of thing. It should be obvious what's in the spirit of the series and what isn't.

    You are free to change as much or as little as you want. What sort of things do you have in mind?

    I would

    - Keep Kairi's design from KH1 the same, but instead of turning her more girly in each entry, she is more of a tomboy who is strong and independent. i would scrap the "damsel in distress" aswell as a PoH. Her keyblade will change.

    - Make it darker as the story goes on.

    - All New Disney worlds (Atlantis, The Jungle Book, Princess and the frog etc.)

    - New voice actors (but keep Jesse and Quinton)

    - Make the graphics like the secret ending (Yozora)

    - Not make Sora dumb and happy-go-lucky all the time.

    - Replace Donald and Goofy. (with whom idk lol)
       

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    Default Re: Should Kingdom Hearts Get Rebooted?

    I know you are asking how we would reboot it, but to answer the title of this thread, I do not think it should be rebooted. If it where to be, keep it canon by making it another parallel universe, since they are confirmed to be canon thanks to kh3 now.

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    Default Re: Should Kingdom Hearts Get Rebooted?

    I wouldn't reboot it because people are super attached to it. Plus keeping the same creative team you'd fall into the same trap and waste the opportunity.

    At best I would create a new cast to take over and set it in the future centuries after the dark seeker saga/foreteller stuff.

    If I had to reboot I probably would start fresh with a new core cast. I don't mind using the existing characters but this felt cleaner.
    Last edited by Rodin; February 7, 2019 at 11:16 PM.

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    Default Re: Should Kingdom Hearts Get Rebooted?

    I don't think the series needs to be rebooted, no. But If I were to do it, I'd make Kairi the protagonist instead of Sora. She's a cool character who gets expanded on the manga and Aqua proved that Kingdom Hearts could easily have a female lead.

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    Default Re: Should Kingdom Hearts Get Rebooted?

    You could argue that the series will already go through a soft-reboot with the next game.

    Most characters from the main cast have basically have their character arcs finalized in KH3.
    I'd say about 80% of the characters from this point have no reason to come back save for a few flashbacks and references.
    Plenty of room to expand the series with a brand new take.
    Last edited by FATE; February 8, 2019 at 03:03 AM.

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    Default Re: Should Kingdom Hearts Get Rebooted?

    I sorta would like to explore the origins and lore of the keyblade. Setting a story that takes place further back in time than the age of fairy tales. Discovering where it all started and how it influenced the lives of a set of characters that could be a group of non-humans. The whole gazing eye with MOM sorta gave the feel that there could be other creatures out there.

    ugh, time to start writing . . .

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    Default Re: Should Kingdom Hearts Get Rebooted?

    If i had to use the existing cast I'd probably use a different lead and put a new take on them.

    For example, I'd probably use Kairi as the main lead and she'd have more spunk. She'd take cues from Avatar Korra and be the chosen hero lead. Sora and Riku would be her Donald and Goofy. They are a team for the first quarter of the game but go their seperate ways for the other 3 quarters (this might be a better plot later on).

    The Disney worlds would be better integrated into the story like the first game and not relegated to the backdrop like from 2 onward.

    FF cameos would be less because i want KH's lore and characters to be seen as equal to the other FF games. It should feel like FF 17 instead of FF's annoying little brother.

    We will have 1 ff world per game but thats about it.

    Tone-wise its closer to the first 4 seasons of Digimon than ash's continuing saga over in the Pokemon anime.

    Instead of the Xehanort saga i rather the games would be more standalone. There is overeaching plots and elements that carry over but its not as continuous.

    The characters would age more consistently rather than getting stuck as 15 for over a decade in real time.

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    Default Re: Should Kingdom Hearts Get Rebooted?

    If you want more "female empowerment at the expense of romantic subplots" in video games, then go play games with female protagonists that cater to SJWs like you and leave Kingdom Hearts alone. It's fine as it is.

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    Default Re: Should Kingdom Hearts Get Rebooted?

    The only rebooting the series needs is keeping Nomura OUT OF THE WRITERS ROOM.

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    Default Re: Should Kingdom Hearts Get Rebooted?

    To further elaborate on my Disney comments-
    -we would have Disney villains with grander ambitions than their own worlds like Malificient's council in the first game. Each game should have their own primary Disney antagonist such as the Phantom Blot is the antagonist of DDD.
    - Pete is more of an antagonist for Goofy than Mickey even though he has beef with him too.
    -we'd explore the Disney worlds/characters outside of just rehashing the movie plot ie, the Union era has ancient versions of Agrabah etc.
    - Some of the Disney worlds would have nobodies native to the world i.e, https://www.deviantart.com/balletvam...Trin-156836361 or certain existing characters like Prince charming would have become a nobody.

    I actually would do a Nobody as a protagonist instead of a keyblade weilder (they just tend to be cooler).

    https://www.deviantart.com/rousteini...Riku-481560634
    If I still use Sora/Riku/Kairi as the leads they'd have similar design to this and other weapons than the keyblade. Sora would have a connection to Sion from The Bouncer and maybe a lion's tail (like a Faunus from RWBY).

    If we do train them to be keyblade wielders(still optional) their design would be more like this than that what the canon did- https://www.deviantart.com/mcashe/ar...-KH3-550267600

    Namine probably wouldn't be Kairi's nobody as I never cared for that evelopment.

    If you want more "female empowerment at the expense of romantic subplots" in video games, then go play games with female protagonists that cater to SJWs like you and leave Kingdom Hearts alone. It's fine as it is.
    There are games that do both such as FF10, FF13-2, RE6, Enslaved odyssey to the west, Prince of Persia 2008, Persona to name a few. You don't have to have one aspect at the expense of the other. In fact having well-developed characters can lead to a better executed romance.

    I'm not advocating we drop romance completely just do it better.

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    Default Re: Should Kingdom Hearts Get Rebooted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rodin View Post
    I'm not advocating we drop romance completely just do it better.
    You maybe not advocating, but the original poster sure as heck does. "Make Kairi a strong and indepedent tomboy who needs no man. Oh, and also reduce Sora and Riku to just sidekicks. Yeah, that will show men how to represent us in media."

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    Default Re: Should Kingdom Hearts Get Rebooted?

    Honestly, if you're going to reboot Kingdom Hearts, create an anime series or have the manga deviate more from the games.

    That's the best compromise as it does not tarnish the legacy of the games, yet we get ourselves an alternate take.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ballad of Caius View Post
    The only rebooting the series needs is keeping Nomura OUT OF THE WRITERS ROOM.
    But without Nomura, we wouldn't get iconic lines like "Roxas, that's a stick!".

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    Default Re: Should Kingdom Hearts Get Rebooted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Baymax View Post
    Honestly, if you're going to reboot Kingdom Hearts, create an anime series or have the manga deviate more from the games.

    That's the best compromise as it does not tarnish the legacy of the games, yet we get ourselves an alternate take.



    But without Nomura, we wouldn't get iconic lines like "Roxas, that's a stick!".
    You mean, I'm not the only one who appreciates the series just the way it is? Good to know.

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    Default Re: Should Kingdom Hearts Get Rebooted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ballad of Caius View Post
    The only rebooting the series needs is keeping Nomura OUT OF THE WRITERS ROOM.
    Love it when people want the creator of a series thrown out. Kingdom Hearts without Nomura is like Metal Gear without Kojima.

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    Default Re: Should Kingdom Hearts Get Rebooted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Onion Knight View Post
    If you want more "female empowerment at the expense of romantic subplots" in video games, then go play games with female protagonists that cater to SJWs like you and leave Kingdom Hearts alone. It's fine as it is.
    You don't have to sacrifice a romantic subplot to have female empowerment or at least have the female characters not be relegated to a DiD trope consistently despite the writing leading towards something else.

    You're being inflammatory. It's not being a "SJW" to want to see women be characters with agency, especially when a large base of the players for this series are women.

    You maybe not advocating, but the original poster sure as heck does. "Make Kairi a strong and indepedent tomboy who needs no man. Oh, and also reduce Sora and Riku to just sidekicks. Yeah, that will show men how to represent us in media."
    This thread is just about what the OP would like to see and has nothing to do with "showing men". If you can't engage in discourse with even a modicum of civility, you'll be banned from the thread.

 

 
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