Ends of the Earth

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Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Ends of the Earth Keychain KHBBS.png
Ends of the Earth
Ends of the Earth Keychain KHBBS.png
Ends of the Earth

"A well-balanced Keyblade that provides an extra boost to all your stats."
Katakana ガイアベイン
Rōmaji Gaia Bein
Japanese Gaia Bane
Stats
Strength Magic Length
+5 +3 Medium
Critical Rate Damage
50% x1.35
Obtained
Meet Riku on Destiny Islands.

The Ends of the Earth is a Keychain for Terra's Keyblade that is found in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. Like Terra's other Keyblades, it is able to shift into multiple forms, including a whip, a spinning-cog weapon and a much-larger Keyblade. Terra also uses this Keychain in order to form his Keyblade Glider and Ultima Cannon.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

Terra's Keyblade develops this form after he chooses Riku to inherit the Keyblade. Terra's Keyblade takes this form permanently once his body is stolen by Master Xehanort and his armor becomes the Lingering Will, although it temporarily returns to its Earthshaker form in order to rescue Aqua in the Realm of Darkness.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Ends of the Earth remains with the Lingering Will after the events of Birth by Sleep. When Sora arrives at the Keyblade Graveyard from a portal in Disney Castle, the Will mistakes him for an incarnation of Xehanort and takes up the Keyblade to do battle.

Design[edit]

Being an upgraded version of the Earthshaker, the Ends of the Earth features a longer and more extravagant blade with teeth on both sides at the tip of the blade. The hand guard also elongates to form a wing-like shape of sorts. The Keychain is a rock fragment similar to the one on the Earthshaker. In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, it doesn't have a Keychain, as the Keychain had not been designed by the time that Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix was released.[citation needed] In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, the blade's length appears to be slightly smaller, and the teeth of the blade aren't quite as wide as the Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix version.

"Ends" can refer to the death or result of something, while "earth" refers to the Latin meaning of Terra's own name. "Bane" is a source of misery. Gaia is a deity in Greek mythology representing the Earth and the mother of the Titans. Her Roman equivalent was named "Terra" or "Tellus". "Gaia" is also a recurring term in the Final Fantasy series. The term "Ends of the Earth" is also a common colloquialism for extreme effort or will, possibly symbolizing the powerful will that Terra possesses.

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