A Fragmentary Passage
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You may be looking for its continuation or the Secret Episode from Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind.
"A Fragmentary Passage", also referred to as the "Secret Episode" (シークレットエピソード Shīkuretto Episōdo ), is a secret ending exclusive to Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix. Unlike other secret endings, "A Fragmentary Passage" is playable, much like the Final Episode, rather than simply watching from the view of a bystander.
In "A Fragmentary Passage", Aqua is playable, the main setting being the Realm of Darkness, where Aqua fights several Pureblood Heartless while wielding Eraqus's Master's Defender. As with the Final Episode, the player's progress with Aqua is carried over; however, unlike with the Final Episode, the player cannot access the World Map due to Aqua being trapped in the Realm of Darkness.
Aqua is then seen walking on through the Realm of Darkness, but stops when the realm starts to shake. A portal of light appears above her, and a jet of darkness appears flowing directly into the portal. She clutches her Wayfinder to her chest as the light within it starts to fade, and decides to investigate this strange occurrence.
While exploring further, Aqua encounters a Dark Hide. Upon first noticing it, Aqua draws her Keyblade, but it quickly knocks her down. Aqua recovers and strikes it before it can attack her further, realizing it is not an Unversed. She then fights it and emerges victorious.
Aqua then spots the remnants of the Castle of Dreams, which has been swallowed by the Realm of Darkness. She looks in horror at the castle ahead of her.
A fragmentary passage
Mickey Mouse is then seen walking through the Realm of Darkness with the Star Seeker Keyblade, Riku is seen atop Neverland's clock tower with Kairi in his arms, Donald Duck and Goofy are seen wandering through Traverse Town, Kairi, in her Kingdom Hearts II outfit, is seen with Hayner, Pence, and Olette, looking at the Old Mansion, and DiZ is seen in front of a sleeping Sora recording data. Roxas and Xion are seen in Twilight Town with a blindfolded Riku looking down on them. Finally, a young Master Xehanort is seen on the Destiny Islands beach, then turns towards the camera, transforming into Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, then Xemnas, then a flurry of clips showing the elder Master Xehanort. Sora is then seen sitting on the paopu tree in Destiny Islands, but disappears. Ventus is then seen in Chamber of Waking, but also disappears, leaving the room empty.
Characters in order of appearance
The conditions that must be met in order to unlock "Blank Points" and "A Fragmentary Passage" depend upon the difficulty mode the player has chosen for each character's story.
- Beginner Mode - Complete the Final Episode, complete the Sticker Album with Terra, Aqua, and Ventus, and obtain the Keyslinger, In the Munny and Power Walker trophies at most.
- Standard Mode - Complete the Final Episode, complete the Sticker Album with Terra, Aqua, and Ventus, and obtain the Keyslinger trophy.
- Proud Mode - Complete the Final Episode and complete the Sticker Album with Terra, Aqua, and Ventus.
- Critical Mode - Complete the Final Episode.
Notes and references
- Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1144 (11/18/2010); Interviewer: "Will the Secret Episode be different to the Secret Movies we've seen so far?" / Tetsuya Nomura: "In the Secret Episode, you'll actually be able to control characters. I think you'll be able to relish a different kind of surprise to simply watching a movie." Translation via Krexia.
- Amiami: PSP Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix (Square Enix) ((Pre-orders for January release))
|Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix|
|Armor of Eraqus - No Heart - Monstro - Dark Hide|
|Flame Box - Lone Runner - Vitality Vial - Belly Balloon - Ringer - Gluttonous Goo - Element Cluster - Jellyshade - Floating Flora|
|Shadow - Darkball - Neoshadow|
|Royal Radiance - Master's Defender|
|Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original Soundtrack|
|A fragmentary passage - Artwork - Removed content|