Synch Blade

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Synch Blade (シンクロブレード Shinkuro Burēdo?, lit. "Synchro Blade") is an ability that appears in Kingdom Hearts II. It allows the user to summon a second Keyblade during battle. So far, the only characters to use this are Roxas, who can use this ability to summon his two Keyblades, the Oathkeeper & Oblivion, and Sora while in Valor Form, Master Form, and Final Form.

Story[edit]

Roxas can use two Keyblades at once because he has both Sora's Keyblade and Ventus's Keyblade, due to Ventus's heart remaining within him. Originally, he just wields Sora's Keyblade, as Xion's creation had siphoned away Ventus's Keyblade. However, when she is defeated, his powers return to him, and he reawakens the ability to use Ventus's Keyblade.[1] After Sora and Roxas reunite, Sora is able to use Synch Blade within Valor, Master, and Final Form, but since Sora possesses every ability that Roxas had,[2][please confirm] it is theoretically possible for Sora to use Synch Blade naturally, without going into a Drive Form.[citation needed]

Mechanics[edit]

In Kingdom Hearts II, Synch Blade is a support ability. It grants the user access to the abilities of both of their weapons.

An interesting note is in Kingdom Hearts II, Roxas dual-wields with the Oathkeeper and Oblivion, both of whose abilities are related to Drive Forms, which is needed to access Synch Blade.

Learning Synch Blade[edit]

Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

While Synch Blade is not an ability outright, Roxas can wield two Keyblades in Story Mode on Day 358, and in Mission Mode by equipping Zero Gear with three Ability Units.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Ultimania, Interviewer: "Why can Roxas dual-wield?" / Tetsuya Nomura: "Sora can wield two Keyblades at once because he has Ventus's as well as his own. As Roxas is a part of Sora, he also can use two. In Days, Roxas awakened his ability to dual wield after fighting Xion. In KHII, once Sora absorbs him, he can also dual-wield." Translation via Lissar.
  2. Kingdom Hearts II: "All of Roxas's abilities and munny have been passed on to Sora."
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