The Picture is a key item that appears in Kingdom Hearts II. It is a photo of Roxas, Hayner, Pence, and Olette standing outside the Old Mansion that was taken in the Simulated Twilight Town. Along with the Ice Cream, this item comes into Sora's possession after the Battle of the 1000 Heartless.
Kingdom Hearts II
On the first day Roxas spends in the simulated Twilight Town, news of a memory thief who steals the memory of the word "picture" and physical pictures, including the picture of Roxas and his friends in front of the Old Mansion, from its citizens has spread around town. Seifer accuses Roxas and his friends as the thieves, causing the townsfolk to treat them with suspicion. In an effort to clear their names, Roxas proposes they find the real thief.
After regaining the trust of the vendors in town, Roxas and co. goes to the Sandlot to confront Seifer. Once Roxas defeats Seifer in a fight, Pence takes a picture, but a Dusk appears and steals the photo from him. Roxas chases the Dusk to the Old Mansion and attempts to fight the Dusk, but is unable to hit it. Suddenly, the Keyblade appears in his hand and gives him the ability to vanquish the Dusk, allowing Roxas to take the stolen pictures back to the Usual Spot. However, when he returns the photo to his friends, Roxas does not recall fighting the Dusk and claims that the pictures were lying in front of the Old Mansion.
After Sora awakens, the photos are gone. During the end of the Battle of the 1000 Heartless, a cloaked Riku-Ansem leaves behind a box with the photo of Roxas and his friends and sea-salt ice cream as a clue for Sora about Roxas. The party returns to Twilight Town because Pence, Hayner, and Olette find a computer that might help find Kairi, and when they get to the simulated Twilight Town, Sora has a memory of Roxas smashing the computer.
Kingdom Hearts III
The Picture appears once again when Sora, Donald, and Goofy return to Twilight Town and meet up with Hayner, Pence, and Olette. Sora shows them the photo when he explains who Roxas is to the crew. Though the three do not recall who Roxas is, they all decide to help Sora in reviving Roxas.
Notes and references
- Kingdom Hearts II, Hayner: "I mean, it's true that stuff's been stolen around town. And we've got a score to settle with Seifer and everything. So if he wants to think we did it, I can't really blame him. See... that's not what really bugs me. What really bugs me is that he's goin' around tellin' everybody we're the thieves! Now the whole town and their mothers are treating us like the Klepto Club!"
- Kingdom Hearts II, Roxas: "Uh...well... We could find the real thieves. That would set the record straight. [...] First, we gotta clear our names. Once we find the real culprit, everyone will get off our backs."
- Kingdom Hearts II, Roxas: "Not much to say. The pictures were just lying there."