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Darkling

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Darkling

The Black Costume<span style="font-weight: normal">&#32;(<span class="t_nihongo_kanji" style="white-space:nowrap" lang="ja" xml:lang="ja">黒装束</span><span class="t_nihongo_comma" style="display:none">,</span>&#32;<i>Kuroshōzoku</i><span class="t_nihongo_help noprint"><sup><span class="t_nihongo_icon" style="color: #00e; font: bold 80% sans-serif; text-decoration: none; padding: 0 .1em;">?</span></sup></span>)</span> Heartless from the 22-1 Daybreak Town story mission. They fight as a group and the mission image also displays them as a group, so maybe the given name is also only the name of this group but not directly the name of this Heartless species.

Katakana 黒装束 Heartless Emblem.png
Rōmaji Kuro Shōzoku
Japanese Black Costume

Type Pureblood Heartless
Game Kingdom Hearts χ
Darkling

Kingdom Hearts Union χ
This Darkling is anything but darling! Watch out for poison and attacks that lower your strength and defense!
Darklings

Darklings KHX.png

Katakana 黒装束 Heartless Emblem.png
Rōmaji Kuro Shōzoku
Japanese Black Costume

Type Pureblood Heartless
Game Kingdom Hearts χ
Darklings

Kingdom Hearts Union χ
These Darklings are anything but darling! Watch out for poison and attacks that lower your strength and defense!
"...ux...
...Lux...
Give...Lux...
Give me Lux!
"
—Darklings

The Darkling is a Pureblood Heartless[1] that appears in Kingdom Hearts χ.

Born from Keyblade wielders who succumb to the darkness in their hearts, these Heartless retain the ability to speak and access the Lanes between, but unlike their human forms, they do not draw power from the Book of Prophecies' fragments during battle.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts χ[edit]

Outside the clock tower in Daybreak Town, Player and Skuld are attacked by a group of Darklings. The Heartless demand the Keyblade wielders give them their captured Lux, but they flee after a battle when a Nightmare Chirithy appears before them. Quest 540: To the Clock Tower Pt. 2

The dark Chirithy explains that the Darklings were once Keyblade wielders until they let darkness enter their hearts as a result of it taking their Lux away so wielders would not have fight over it.

Later, Nightmare Chirithy absorbs them after a battle.

Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross][edit]

After crossing the world line, the Darklings managed to follow them into the data world. When the glitches begin appearing inside the Clock Tower, Player and Ephemer come across Ventus and soon are surrounded by a Darkling who utters "not you...", which confuses the trio. Quest 870: Clock Tower Investigation Pt. 5 While traversing through the mysterious tunnel, Ephemer and Player encounter it again, with the Heartless muttering the same phrase it did before. They do battle, and the Darkling runs further into the tunnel, with Ephemer and the Player in close pursuit. Quest 875: To a New World Pt. 4

In Game Central Station, Ephemer goes after a Darkling entering Hero's Duty. Quest 876: To a New World Pt. 5 Through following Ralph into the Cy-Bug Sector, Player meets up with Ephemer who was following the Darkling. Quest 898: Ralph! Pt. 6 Defeating the Darkling for the third time and hearing it say "not you", Ephemer is still perplexed on what it could mean. Before they had a chance to confront it, the Darkling gets eaten by a Cy-Bug, fusing them together. It flies off as the pair chase after it. Quest 900: Darkling in Distress Pt. 6

Finally catching up to it, Player and Ephemer manage to destroy it. Quest 905: The Threat Later, in Sugar Rush, after King Candy and the Cy-bugs are defeated, Player and Chirithy can still sense that the Darkling is still around and see that it has gotten much stronger since their last encounter. Having enough, Chirithy asks the Darkling why it keeps following them if they are not the ones it wants. The creature doesn't answer and is destroyed once again. However, Chirithy wonders if the Darkling was drawn to the Keyblade in the same way that the Cy-Bugs were drawn to the beacon in Hero's Duty. Chirithy continued wondering that if the Darkling was really after a Keyblade wielder. Quest 976

During the confrontation with Darkness and the Union leaders, Darklings appear, with Ventus, who is currently comatose, as their target. Ventus wakes up and uses the light within his heart to destroy them.

Video[edit]

Darklings—Kingdom Hearts Union χ

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Appears as part of Heartless Tsum.