Forum:Master Xehanort: Speculation
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The mysterious Master Xehanort has opened the world to many different assumptions.
- One of the most common theories involves him possessing Terra. Due to Terra's similarities to Xehanort and Xemnas, it is believed that Master Xehanort was consumed by the power of Kingdom Hearts, and his spirit went on to Terra, whose eyes subsequently turned yellow and hair white from the overwhelming darkness entering his heart. Terra then lost his memory and ended up in Radiant Garden, where all he could remember was his possessor's name, and became the man known as Ansem, the Seeker of Darkness in Kingdom Hearts. Terra's belt-buckle is reminiscent of the Nobody and Heartless symbols, giving a reason why these symbols came to be. Also, in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Xemnas travels to the Room of Sleep to visit Aqua's Armor, and addressing it as friend, and in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, he sees Xion as Ven. This ties Xemnas with an alliance to the three warriors in Birth by Sleep. While Terra appears in Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix, he is referred to in the Journal as "Lingering Sentiment", so Terra's presence in the game is still questionable.
- Another interesting point is that Terra may in fact assume Master Xehanort's name and later became the apprentice of Ansem The Wise (The Xehanort in Kingdom Hearts II) who then assumed Ansem The Wise's name after the later's apprentices overthrew him, as Xehanort started detailing his work under the name Ansem. Thus would explain the similarities between Terra, Xehanort and Xemnas, this would also mean that Terra succumbed to the darkness.
- He states to Terra to cross the wall of darkness and light to his 'origin', and further on into one video Terra says that he doesn't care about being Master, further confusing the role of Terra in Master Xehanort's plans.
- A great possibility is that Master Xehanort was defeated by Terra, Ven, and Aqua, but somehow lost much of his power and became Xehanort himself, and began seeking Kingdom Hearts once again. This would explain the similar appearances between him and Xehanort's Heartless.This is highly unlikely because Xehanort appears as a young man, while Master Xehanort appears as an old man.
- Master Xehanort's Apprentice could be the Xehanort that spawned the Heartless Ansem and the Nobody Xemnas. This theory would make sense due to Ansem The Seeker of Darkness' name belonging to Ansem the Wise, and perhaps Xehanort's name was stolen from Master Xehanort.
- Another possibility is the fact that Terra, in fact, becomes Master Xehanort's Apprentice, and the "Terra" seen fighting alongside Ven and Aqua is the Lingering Sentiment from Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, created when Terra succumbed to the darkness. This would also make sense if Master Xehanort were referring to Terra having become a monster infused with darkness and begging Lingering Sentiment to correct this mistake by destroying Terra, and if Lingering Sentiment were demanding to know what Master Xehanort had done with Terra's heart. This would explain why Lingering Sentiment had nothing but hatred for Xehanort (referring to Master Xehanort for doing this to Terra). Further supporting this theory is Master Xehanort's Apprentice informing Ven that "Terra is no longer Terra" in the 2009 Tokyo Game Show trailer.