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The Caterpillar

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The Caterpillar

Taken from kh13.'s collection of Days manga scans. From chapter 19.

The logo for characters who are neither Heartless nor Nobody originated from the Ultimania guide of KHII, used in all other official guides too. It seems to be an official artwork from SE.
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おもに、ディズニー作品の悪役たちや『ファイナルファンタジー』シリーズに登場するキャラ クターが該当。そのキャラクターと関連の深いワールドで、冒険の節目に戦うことが多い。
Homeworld Wonderland
Origin Alice in Wonderland
Game Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

The Caterpillar is a hookah-smoking caterpillar who resides in Wonderland. He makes a cameo appearance in the manga adaptation of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

During a mission with Luxord in Wonderland, Roxas encounters the Caterpillar in a garden. The erstwhile arthropod cryptically informs Roxas that the mushroom he is sitting on will make him grow shorter and taller, depending on the portion eaten, but before Roxas can get clarification on which side does which, the Caterpillar transforms into a butterfly and flutters away. Wonderland Gambler I

Other appearances[edit]

Kingdom Hearts V CAST[edit]

Sora talking with the Caterpillar in Kingdom Hearts V Cast.

The Caterpillar appears in Wonderland; similar to the Flowers that appear in Kingdom Hearts, he talks to Sora and triggers special events after he is given Potions.

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Origin[edit]

The Caterpillar first appeared in the 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which was later adapted by Disney into the animated film Alice in Wonderland. In the film, Alice discovers the Caterpillar in a field of mushrooms. The Caterpillar asks Alice who she is, but the confused girl is unable to answer him. The two get more and more frustrated with each other as they continue to converse; Alice eventually storms off, but the Caterpillar summons her back to him to tell her that she must control her temper and to ask her what her problem is. Alice offends the Caterpillar when she tells him she is tired of only being three inches tall (the Caterpillar's height); the Caterpillar loses his temper and transforms into a butterfly. The Caterpillar tells Alice, "One side will make you grow taller...and the other side will make you grow shorter." He starts to fly off, but when Alice asks him what he meant, he explodes at her once again.

Later, when Alice attempts to flee from the Queen of Hearts's castle, she runs into the Caterpillar once again. He demands to know who Alice is, rather than answer her when she asks him what she must do in order to escape.