Kurt Zisa emerges from the Final Keyhole after it is opened by the Princesses of Heart, and it goes straight to Agrabah. The Carpet soon encounters Kurt Zisa in the desert, and it flies back to Aladdin's House, where Sora and his friends find it. It leads them back to the desert, where Kurt Zisa attacks them. However, after an intense battle, Kurt Zisa is defeated by Sora and his friends, leaving behind a piece of Ansem's Report.
A six-armed beast, Kurt Zisa also boasts a brown and black segmented body and a golden head that bears a strong resemblance to the cobra head on Jafar's staff. It wears a white sleeve trimmed in gold on each arm, a white tunic with puffy gold sleeves over its oddly-shaped upper torso, and white, gold-and-turquoise trimmed pants on its lower body; around its waist is a brightly colored sash in turquoise, decorated with bright orange tassels and a gold apron bearing the Heartless Emblem. Its feet appear to be clad in gold and brown shoes at first glance, but the toes are curled into fierce hooks that point down towards the ground. Each arm ends in three sharp segmented talons.
Despite its fearsome appearance, Kurt Zisa deals most of its damage with its Khopeshes, two large sharp silver crescents that end in gold-trimmed holes on one end and lethal hooks on the other.
Kurt Zisa is named after Kurt Zisa of Medford, New York, who won Square's "KINGDOM HEARTS: Name-In-Game" contest, which was held two months prior to the American release of Kingdom Hearts.
Kurt Zisa fights in three phases, each one granting it different attacks. The battle continues as it moves through its "Silence", "Bite", and "Reflect Barrier" phases until it is defeated.
Since Kurt Zisa is a rather difficult boss to defeat, it is efficient to Summon Tinker Bell right before Magic is unusable as she can keep the party healed and revive Sora once if all his HP is drained. Another option is to cast Aero magic before Silencega is cast so damage from Kurt Zisa's attacks is reduced while magic is sealed. Also, having Aerora/Aeroga allows Sora to inflict more damage on Kurt Zisa if the shield is in range of its hands or head.
Alternatively, Sora can summon Bambi and hit Kurt Zisa with offensive spells while Bambi drops magic orbs.