Barrier

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Aqua casting Barrier on Terra in the Birth by Sleep opening.

Barrier (リフレク Rifureku?, lit. "Reflec") is an ability that appears in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts III. It momentarily forms a spherical shield of light around the user, fending off enemy attacks.

When used by Aqua, the barrier forms from blue light to create a sphere of transparent hexagonal panels with a violet hue, with an extra ring of hexagonal panels around the outer circumference.

Riku's version of the barrier in Kingdom Hearts III is nearly identical in appearance to Aqua's, but forms from violet light. When used in conjunction with Mickey, it instead forms from yellow light and the panels take on a white hue.

When used by Kairi, the barrier instead forms from yellow light, and the panels take on a pink hue. The additional ring of panels around the circumference is instead replaced by a series of pink light projections of Kairi's Thalassa Shell good luck charm, interspaced with small orbs of yellow light.

Mechanics[edit]

Aqua using Counter Blast with Stop Barrier in Radiant Garden.

In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Barrier is a defense command exclusive to Aqua that is triggered either on the ground or midair by pressing while stationary or walking. Holding the button extends the duration of the barrier whenever any attacks come into contact in succession. If used in midair, it cancels the user's momentum. Barrier has a maximum level of 3.

In Kingdom Hearts III, Barrier is an action ability. When used, the user surrounds themselves with a barrier that blocks attacks from all directions. When used by Riku while Mickey is in the party, Barrier will summon Mickey to Riku's side to shield them both; if Mickey is knocked out, using Barrier will simultaneously restore his health.

Learning Barrier[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

  • Aqua has Barrier as an initial command.
  • Aqua can purchase Barrier from the Command Shop for 200 munny once one world is cleared or the command has already been obtained elsewhere.

Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-[edit]

  • Aqua has Barrier as a default ability.

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

  • Guardian Form has Barrier as a form ability.
  • Riku has Barrier as a default ability.
  • Aqua has Barrier as a default ability.
  • Kairi has Barrier as a default ability.

Synthesized commands[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

Barrier is used to meld the following commands:

Other appearances[edit]

Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind[edit]

Dark Riku can use Barrier during his data boss fight.

See also[edit]