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Morning Star

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Morning Star

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The Morning Star in 358/2 Days

The Morning Star in Kingdom Hearts χ

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Rōmaji Mōningu Sutā

Type Emblem Heartless
Games Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Kingdom Hearts χ
Spiked Crawler
Scorching Sphere
Gummi Hammer
Morning Star

Kingdom Hearts II
When its HP gets low, it unleashes its Press attack. Use Bump and Meteor Strike for a counterattack combo!

Meteor Strike can be done in succession, so make sure to grab surrounding enemies as well!
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Sharp spikes cover these large Heartless, a fact they exploit in a dangerous spin attack.
Though they are impervious while spinning, you can slow their onslaught with a block, bringing them to an eventual halt.
Alternatively, Aero magic will stop them with a single blast.
Kingdom Hearts Union χ
When its HP gets low, it can raise its defenses and heal itself. Use a defense-decreasing special attack before attacking and it'll be seeing stars!
Location Level HP EXP Strength Defense
Hollow Bastion 28 160 255 27 15
Hollow Bastion 30 168 298 29 16
Hollow Bastion 34 188 398 32 18
Beast's Castle 36 193 455 34 19
Port Royal 37 198 485 35 20
Olympus Coliseum 39 205 550 37 21
Hollow Bastion 45 230 775 42 24
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder Dark Other
x1.0 x0 x0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0

Power Crystal (12%), Mega-Potion (5%), Serenity Stone (4%)
Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden, Beast's Castle, Port Royal, Olympus Coliseum
Cup Level HP EXP Strength Defense
Titan Cup

Match 2: 1 Morning Star

41 215 39 22
Goddess of Fate Cup

Match 1: 5 Morning Star

53 263 48 28
Titan Paradox Cup

Match 2: 1 Morning Star

80 375 70 41
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 43: 2 Morning Star
Match 47: 3 Morning Star

99 453 87 51
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder Dark Other
x1.0 x0 x0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Hearts Munny Stun
41 665 8 81
Fire Blizzard Thunder Aero
x1.23 x1.14 x0.43 x2.55
Ignite Freeze Jolt Air-Toss
x0.10 x0.10 x0.12 x0.20

Missions 36-50
Gear Component A (100%)

Olympus Coliseum

The Morning Star is an Emblem Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.


The Morning Star has a black, spherical head with two beady, yellow eyes on it. It wears a conical, green helmet with an angular antenna attached to its tip. The majority of its body is encased in a spherical suit of armor with eight conical, black spikes spaced evenly over its surface. This armor is primarily colored in shades of green, with some yellow decorations on it. Its thin arms jut out of circular openings in the armor on either of its sides. Its spindly legs share a large, circular opening at the bottom of the armor, and the tips of its feet point upward. It can retract its arms and replace them with two large spheres covered in spikes, which it uses to beat enemies. The Morning Star has two Heartless emblems, on its front and another on its back, both of which are placed in the middle of a blue ring with a black background.

In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, the Morning Star's armor becomes blue with cyan, violet, and some yellow highlights on it. Its spikes are now silver, as opposed to the normal black.

The Morning Star's name refers to the melee weapon of the same name, which the Heartless resembles. Its second set of arms in particular are very similar to a morning star mace.


  • Spinning Mow Down (回転なぎ払い Kaiten Nagiharai?): Swings iron maces around horizontally
  • Iron Ball Punch (鉄球パンチ Tekkyū Panchi?): Left-then-right iron ball attack
  • Spinning Spike Attack (回転トゲアタック Kaiten Toge Atakku?): Spins like a top and pursues target
  • Body Press (ボディプレス Bodi Puresu?): Leap high into the air and crash down. Can be countered with the Reaction Command "Bump," followed by "Meteor Strike," which can be done numerous times.