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The Key of Darkness

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Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
The Key of Darkness
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Arranger Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Length 2:37

"The Key of Darkness" is a musical composition by Yoko Shimomura that appears in the Kingdom Hearts series.


"The Key" appears in only in cutscenes. It is used in climatic moments relating to darkness.

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

Terra's Story[edit]

Ventus's Story[edit]

  • Land of Departure: "Flashback: The Keyblade Masters"

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit]

Riku's Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

  • Keyblade Graveyard: "Kingdom Hearts"[1][2]

Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind[edit]

  • Keyblade Graveyard: "Kairi's Whereabouts"[1]

Kingdom Hearts Dark Road[edit]

  • Land of Departure: "Struggle to Answer"
  • Scala ad Caelum: "A Place to Return"



Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b An unnamed arrangement.
  2. ^ Originally the Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep version of "The Key of Darkness" prior to the 1.07 update.