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How Old is Sora in Kingdom Hearts?

Sora, the iconic protagonist of the Kingdom Hearts series, has journeyed across various Disney worlds, battling against darkness for years. But how old is Sora when he sets on his adventures throughout the Kingdom Hearts series?

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What is Sora’s age in Kingdom Hearts?

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In the original Kingdom Hearts, Sora is introduced as a 14-year-old boy living on Destiny Islands. The game’s story begins with Sora and his friends Riku and Kairi dreaming of exploring beyond their home. Darkness separates Sora from his friends, thrusting him straight into an adventure. This sets the stage for the entire series.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories takes place almost immediately after Sora’s initial adventure. Since this game occurs within the same timeframe, Sora remains 14 years old as he navigates through Castle Oblivion and confronts the enigmatic Organization XIII.

Kingdom Hearts II begins with Sora awakening from a year-long slumber in a mysterious pod. By this time, he is 15 years old. The game sees Sora continuing his quest to find his friends and stop the spread of darkness. All while dealing with the more complex threats posed by Organization XIII and the heartless.

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Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance occurs shortly after the events of Kingdom Hearts II, meaning Sora is still likely 15 years old. The game’s story involves Sora and Riku proving their worthiness as Keyblade Masters in the Sleeping Worlds.

By the time Kingdom Hearts III takes place, Sora is probably 16 years old. While it’s possible he’s still 15, depending on his birthday, he’s had a long year if so. This game picks up after the events of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Sora seeks to reclaim his lost strength and prepare for the final confrontation with Master Xehanort. Kingdom Hearts III is the finale of the “Dark Seeker Saga,” wrapping up many of the series’ long-running plot threads.

As the series continues to evolve, fans eagerly await to see how Sora’s character grows. Who knows how old he might become and what new adventures await him in future installments?

Kingdom Hearts is now available on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via the Epic Games Store and Steam.

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