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Beyond the Door (chapter)

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Kingdom Hearts Volume 4
Episode 42

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Publisher Tokyopop
First published 2006
Cover date 2006
Written by Shiro Amano
Letters by Fawn Lau
Edits by Peter Ahlstrom
Continuity Manga continuity
Chronology Kingdom Hearts


The door to Kingdom Hearts has opened, releasing several strands of darkness. Before Sora can seal the door, Ansem claims that the Keyblade alone cannot seal Kingdom Hearts. Ansem slowly has the group engulfed in darkness. Just before they are consumed, Sora argues that the heart's true essence isn't darkness. He continues, claiming that although the heart may be weak, deep inside there is a light that never goes out. Sora finishes, stating that Kingdom Hearts is really light. Immediately the doors to Kingdom Hearts burst open, completely swallowing Ansem in light.

With Ansem gone, the trio sets out to seal the door to Kingdom Hearts. While trying to close the door themselves, the group quickly determines they cannot do it. Riku then appears, saying it will take Keyblades on both sides to seal the door. While working on closing the door, King Mickey arrives, ordering Sora to help him seal the door. Sora questions what will become of Riku and the King, only to be told that there will always be a door to the light. Before the door is sealed, Riku asks Sora to take care of Kairi. With Sora on one side, and Mickey on the other, the two successfully seal the door.

Just as the group is about to leave, they see Kairi standing alone. Sora runs to her, asking how she got there. Before Kairi can explain, the land between the two shifts, forcing them apart. Before the two are completely separated, Sora promises to return to Kairi one day.

Kairi watches from the beach as the worlds return. Later, in the Secret Place, she looks fondly at the cave drawing Sora drew of returning Kairi's good luck charm.

Meanwhile, Sora, Donald, and Goofy walk along a hilly road. Sora tells Donald and Goofy that their mission now is to find the King and Riku. Suddenly, Pluto appears, holding a letter with the King's seal in his mouth. Pluto flees, forcing Sora, Donald, and Goofy to pursue, as a mysterious voice reiterates that Sora is the one who will open the door to the light.

Featured characters[edit]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Entelechies Heartless

Covers (2)[edit]

  • Front cover: Ansem and the World of Chaos outside the door to Kingdom Hearts.
  • Back cover: The cave drawing of Sora and Kairi with the Thalassa Shell lucky charm.


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Manga cover
"Episode 42: Behind the Door" is only available within the manga collection.