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Sidecar Glider

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The glider used by Riku and Sora.

The Sidecar Glider is an aerial vehicle that appears in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix. Riku commandeers it in The World That Never Was for the second battle with Xemnas and his Dragon Form on the Altar of Naught. It is only seen during this fight.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

After the Corridor of Darkness leading to Destiny Islands closes, Xemnas and the dragon appear to attack Sora and Riku. After the latter destroys the upper tower of the Castle That Never Was, Riku notices the Glider and runs towards it, asking Sora to get on its side platform. The two follow them, fighting the dragon until they face Xemnas in the ship's cockpit, and the Glider is sucked into a void.

Design[edit]

The Glider's design is similar to that of sidecar motorcycles, where a small cab is attached to the relatively larger main vehicle in order to provide for a second passenger. It shares many similarities with Terra's and Ventus's Keyblade Gliders. Like Terra's glider, the main vehicle is sharply angled at its front tip, and the seats in both are slung forward so that the driver is nearly horizontal. The sidecar's design is similar to Ventus's Glider, in that the rider must stand as though riding a skateboard, allowing him to strike passing enemies.

Controls[edit]

  • Up/Down/Left/Right/Left Stick: Move the ship.
  • X: Attack (たたかう Tatakau?): Sora performs a 360˚ horizontal slash. This attack will only hit the Bomb Bells that often appear in front of Sora and Riku. If the Nobodies are hit, they will be thrown into the dragon, dealing a large amount of damage. Riku uses it automatically when the Bomb Bell Nobodies appear.
  • Square: Laser (レーザー Rēzā?): The Glider shoots multiple lasers from an angular pod at the bottom of the Glider.
  • Circle: Drain (ドレイン Dorein?): Riku summons a barrier that absorbs the energy from oncoming lasers and fills an energy meter that, when full, allows the player to use the Megalaser Reaction Command.
  • Triangle): Megalaser (オーバーレイ Ōbārei?, lit. "Overray"): When the energy meter is full, Sora and Riku fire a long-lasting laser that can be aimed with Left Stick.