The AntiSora is a Pureblood Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. It is a boss fought in the Captain's Cabin in Neverland and as an enemy in Dive to the Heart. Sora's Heartless also takes this form after being defeated by Data-Sora in his Neo-Darkside form. It is one of the eight enemies in Kingdom Hearts which do not have an entry in Jiminy's Journal.
Sora and his friends encounter Riku on Captain Hook's ship, where he reveals that he now has control over the Heartless. To prove it, he creates a Heartless replica of Sora before their eyes, and it throws them into the ship's brig. As Sora fights his way back to the ship's deck, he encounters many of these "Shadow Soras", which only he can defeat. However, they have no weapons and often vanish before he can even attack them. Once Sora reaches the Captain's Cabin, Riku creates a more complete replica of Sora, this one able to wield a shadowy Kingdom Key. After being defeated, it fades back into darkness.
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
After Sora's heart is swallowed by darkness, Riku dives into his heart in hopes of saving it. During his attempt to reach the Station, he is attacked by many AntiSoras, but evades them and reaches Sora's heart.
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
In Link Mode, the second player's avatar is depicted as AntiSora.
The AntiSora is a near-perfect replica of Sora. It dresses in the same clothing as Sora, including his gloves, shorts, large shoes, hooded shirt, and even has the same necklace and hip chain. However, its clothing is colored entirely in shades of black and grey. Its skin is also black, as is its spiky hair. It carries a copy of the Kingdom Key, which is similarly dark-colored. It also has the glowing yellow eyes characteristic of Heartless.
The AntiSora's name reflects the fact that it is an antagonistic, Heartless copy of Sora. The prefix "anti-" means "against".
It is recommended to set Aero, Cure, and either Thunder or Stop to the shortcut menu. AntiSora uses many of the same skills and abilities that Sora uses. Unlike Sora, AntiSora is unable to use magic or limit commands, but can instead transform into a flat shadow and move about, much like the basic Shadow Heartless. It can deal massive damage if Sora is caught when it leaps back out of the ground. Be sure to keep Sora in motion or use the Dodge Roll ability to help avoid those attacks.
When the boss's HP meter goes to yellow status, it takes on a new strategy. In the second stage of the fight, AntiSora creates two replicas of itself to distract Sora. Use Scan to find the real enemy, but be careful, as those replicas can hit and do the same amount of damage as the real AntiSora. Be sure to keep Sora's HP within a tolerable level—heal when necessary.
Jumping on the bed on the left side of the room is a good place to avoid the majority of AntiSora's attacks or to heal when necessary.
Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance
During the final portion of the storyline, Riku performs a Dive into Sora's heart in a sequence resembling the Dive to the Heart sequences from Kingdom Hearts. In this sequence, numerous AntiSoras appear as enemies. Each is surrounded by an impenetrable blue energy shield when it first appears and will slowly circle the screen, occasionally launching a large X-shaped attack directly forward. Eventually their shields will drop, at which point they can be killed for health pickups, but fighting the AntiSoras is not required to complete the Dive.
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