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Rapid Thruster

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Rapid Thruster

Rapid Thruster KHII.png

Katakana ラピッドスラスター Heartless Emblem.png
Rōmaji Rapiddo Surasutā

Type Emblem Heartless
Game Kingdom Hearts II
Gummi Copter
Copter Fleet
Rapid Thruster

Kingdom Hearts II
It attacks in a group, so be ready to attack with reaction commands. Start with Speed Trap, followed by the wide Aero Blade attack.

It chases its target with determination when counterattacking. Run!
Location Level HP EXP Strength Defense
The Land of Dragons 10 17 4 12 6
Timeless River 19 25 9 20 11
The Land of Dragons 35 38 34 34 19
Port Royal 37 40 39 35 20
Agrabah 40 42 47 37 21
Pride Land 43 45 56 40 23
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0

(1) MP Ball x1[KH II], (1) HP Ball x1[KH II FM]
Lightning Shard (4%)
The Land of Dragons, Timeless River, Port Royal, Agrabah, Pride Land
Cup Level HP EXP Strength Defense
Pain and Panic Cup

Match 5: 5 Rapid Thruster
Match 8: 128 Rapid Thruster

20 26 21 11
Goddess of Fate Cup

Match 8: ? Rapid Thruster

53 53 48 28
Pain and Panic Paradox Cup

Match 5: 5 Rapid Thruster
Match 8: 128 Rapid Thruster

60 59 54 31
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 3: 3 Rapid Thruster
Match 11: 5 Rapid Thruster
Match 35: 177 Rapid Thruster

99 91 87 51
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder Dark Other
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0

The Rapid Thruster is an Emblem Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts II.

Rapid Thrusters never appear alone. They are always accompanied by other Rapid Thrusters, be it two or one hundred.


Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Rapid Thrusters make up a great percentage of Shan-Yu's army in The Land of Dragons.

While fighting a disguised Riku at The Land of Dragons, an endless swarm of Rapid Thrusters hover above the battleground.


A Rapid Thruster has a spherical, black head with glowing, yellow eyes and a jagged mouth. Its head is surrounded by a large, two-pronged, beak-like helmet that sports a black spike on either of its sides. The helmet itself is orange and the Heartless emblem is on its top. Its body is also spherical, black, and only slightly larger than its head. It lack arms, and its legs are thin and do not have distinct digits. It has a propeller attached to its rear that it uses to fly. Its neck and body are separated by a thin, cyan line.

The Rapid Thruster's name refers to its speed—hence, "rapid"—and the propeller on its back—a "thruster" is a propulsion device.



  • Kuchibashi Rush (クチバシ突進 Kuchibashi Tosshin?, lit. "Beak Rush"): Quick beak-strike
  • Propeller (プロペラ Puropera?): Slow, backwards spin-attack


In the Pride Lands, there is an area above The King's Den called the Peak (the place where Scar is fought), where countless numbers of Rapid Thrusters can be fought. This area is an excellent spot for Sora to acquire multiple Lightning Shards, which are dropped by the Rapid Thrusters. If trying to acquire extra experience, it is recommended to equip the Gull Wing Keyblade, equip Experience Boost ability, go down to the critical health point, and then battle the Heartless, as doing so will provide even more EXP. However, this does not always work in the Final Mix version, where there is every so often only a single Rapid Thruster at the Peak. Just exit the peak and return until it appears.