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Episode 36: The Key Bearer

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Episode 36: The Key Bearer
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Japanese 第36話 ”鍵”を持つ者
Rōmaji Dai 36-wa "Kagi" o Motsu Mono
Translation Episode 36: He Who Has the "Key"
Tokyopop Episode 36: The One with the Key

Episode 36: The Key Bearer, also called Episode 36: The One with the Key, is the thirty-sixth chapter in the Kingdom Hearts manga.

The front page shows a young Sora and Riku in front of the entrance to the Secret Place on the Destiny Islands. The back page shows some food.


On the Gummi Ship, Sora asks Cid how to get to Hollow Bastion. When Cid tells him, he'll need another Navigation Gummi, Goofy reveals he won one from the Lost Boys in Neverland. Chip and Dale install the Gummi Block, so they don't have to fly back to Traverse Town. When Sora asks Donald and Goofy how they're so cheerful despite seeing no sign of the King, they tell him the King told them to stick with the Key bearer.

Seeing a flashback of him looking at the mysterious door as a kid, Riku arrives at Hollow Bastion exhausted. Maleficent tells him it was reckless to rely on the power of darkness that much. When Riku hears a roar, Maleficent tells him about a castaway, who followed the princess of his world out of sheer force of will.

When Sora, Donald, and Goofy arrive at Hollow Bastion, Sora feels like he knows the place. They hear a roar, and follow it to find Riku fighting Beast. Sora tells Riku to stop, and Beast collapses in defeat. Riku summons a Wooden Sword for Sora, and the Keyblade disappears from Sora's hands to reapper in Riku's hands. When Riku claims he is the real Keyblade master, Donald and Goofy follow him to the castle, leaving Sora behind.

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