Rage Form

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Rage Form
Kana レイジフォーム Sprite Sora N Rage.png
Romaji Reiji Fōmu

Rage Form is a Formchange in Kingdom Hearts III. It has a chance to activate when Sora reaches critical health, regardless of current Keyblade.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

During Sora's final fight against Master Xehanort in Scala ad Caelum, Xehanort uses the power of Kingdom Hearts to absorb Sora's light, forcing him into Rage Form. By attacking Xehanort, Sora eventually regains his light.

Design[edit]

Main article: Form:Sora

Rage Form turns Sora's clothes, skin, and Keyblade deep black, with glowing red eyes, an aura of darkness, and a fluorescent white swirling pattern on his pants. It is similar to AntiForm and envelops Sora's Keyblade in darkness for quick and powerful attacks. While AntiForm represents Sora overcome by darkness, Rage Form represents Sora's anger.[1]

While in his Kingdom Hearts II attire, Sora's appearance in Rage Form is identical to AntiForm.

Mechanics[edit]

FC Sprite Rage Form KHIII.png

Rage Form is a swift and powerful Formchange, though Sora cannot use magic, Links, or items while in this Formchange. Team Attacks may still appear and be used, and using a Team Attack will revert Sora to his normal form. Its combos are aggressive and swift, allowing a powerful offense, and consist of Sora combining darkness-infused Keyblade slashes with scratches and kicks. The finisher has Sora surround himself with a barrage of slashes before erupting an orb of darkness from his body.

When in Rage Form, Sora can use Riskcharge as a situation command, raising his Strength and enhancing the properties of certain attacks such as his combo finisher at the cost of depleting half his remaining health. After using Riskcharge three times, Sora gains access to Rage Form's finish command, which consists of Sora plunging the Keyblade into the ground and submerging the area around him in darkness. Orbs of darkness surround Sora before generating spikes and spinning around, delivering massive damage.

During the final fight against Xehanort, Rage Form does not have a time limit, and Sora cannot use Riskcharge. Instead, Sora must attack Xehanort to make him drop Focus orbs, which Sora must use to fill the situation meter. Once Sora has enough Focus orbs, he can revert to normal by using the Return to the Light situation command, in which he repeatedly rushes at Xehanort before diving at him.

Abilities[edit]

Strategy[edit]

Rage Form is the only Formchange available that replenishes Sora's HP upon activation, making it useful when in low health situations. However, as it locks the use of magic, Links, and items, be sure to have Donald ready to heal Sora.

Against humanoid foes, Rage Form does not trigger a retaliation from them from comboing as quickly as when comboing them outside of Rage Form, so if you start a second combo immediately, you can land a nearly full or a full second combo on them before they retaliate.

Gallery[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Dengeki Playstation Interview; Interviewer: "There's a form that appears called "Rage Form," which reminds us of the "Anti Form" from KH2. What is the setup behind that?" / Tetsuya Nomura: "The forms in this title are very different from that of KH2, so we decided to change all the names. Rage does indeed have characteristics that are reminiscent of Anti, but it's basically a separate thing setup wise. Anti is based on Sora getting completely stained in darkness, but Rage doesn't go quite that far. It's based on him going into a rampage state, controlled by feelings of anger." Translation by goldpanner.