The Master of Masters

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The Master of Masters

Master of Masters KHXBC.png

Katakana マスター・オブ・マスター Other Emblem.png
Rōmaji Masutā obu Masutā
Voice actors (Ja:) Tomokazu Sugita [1]
(En:) Ray Chase (voice actor) [2]
Homeworld Daybreak Town
Game Kingdom Hearts χ
The Master of Masters

Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover
A mysterious man who possesses an eye that can see into the future. He uses that knowledge to write the Book of Prophecies.
No one knows whether his mischievous nature is calculated or true.
He disappears after bestowing five of his six apprentices with a copy of the Book.
"'May your heart be your guiding key.' I say it all the time; you ultimately need to do what your heart feels is right."
—The Master of Masters

The Master of Masters, also known simply as the Master, is a Keyblade Master who appears in Kingdom Hearts χ. Gifted with the power of foresight, he writes the Book of Prophecies and trains six apprentices: Ira, Aced, Invi, Gula, Ava, and Luxu.[3]

Story[edit]

Before Kingdom Hearts χ[edit]

During the "age of fairy tales", the Master of Masters creates the Book of Prophecies by means of his "Gazing Eye", which allows him to view any events in the future it will witness. The Master takes six apprentices, gifting each of them Keyblades forged from their hearts, who are then renamed Aced, Ava, Gula, Invi, Ira, and Luxu. Quest 94: Where's Chirithy? Pt. 2 Excluding Luxu, the apprentices are chosen to be Foretellers and receive copies of the Book of Prophecies, which depicts an event known as the Keyblade War, in which light would expire and the world would reach its end.

Knowing he will soon disappear from the world, the Master assigns a unique role to each of his disciples. The Master bestows Luxu with the No Name Keyblade that contains the Master's Gazing Eye and instructs him to pass the No Name from master to apprentice so that the Gazing Eye can relay future events back to him. The Master then orders Luxu to simply watch things unfold between the other apprentices and keep the contents of a black box a secret from the others. Sometime later, the Master selects Ira to succeed him as leader of the Foretellers in the event of his disappearance. While Ira resolves to gather as many Keyblade wielders as possible to maintain the balance of power in an effort to avert the Keyblade War, the Master claims that the war is inevitable.

After Luxu leaves to fulfill his role, the Master assigns the rest of the Foretellers with their own individual roles: Invi is tasked to observe her fellow Foretellers and act as a mediator; Aced is to become Ira's right-hand man when Ira takes over as leader; Gula is assigned to discern the identity of the traitor mentioned in the Lost Page and stop them; and Ava is instructed to avoid the imminent battles in favor of gathering exceptional Keyblade wielders, regardless of their Unions, to be part of a separate faction called the Dandelions, who would venture to another world to ensure the survival of the light. The Master provides Ava with a list of five Keyblade wielders she must gather to succeed the Foretellers as Union leaders following the Keyblade War, with only one of them meant to receive a copy of the Book of Prophecies. Quest 665: Target: Blitz Spear Pt. 5

The Master soon introduced the Foretellers to his latest creation, the Chirithy. Though the Spirit Chirithy are meant to aid Keyblade wielders in their endeavors, the Master warns them that if a wielder falls to darkness, so will their Chirithy, causing them to transform into a Nightmare.

Without warning, the Master disappears from the world, and although Ava and Gula actively seek him out, they are unable to locate him. Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover

Kingdom Hearts χ[edit]

The Master of Masters appears in a dream Player has after helping Chirithy defeat Minute Bombs. Quest 359: A Job Never Done Pt. 9 Later, in another of the Player's dreams, he watches Ephemer enter Daybreak Town's clock tower. Quest 411: Investigating Ephemer Pt. 8

Appearance[edit]

The Master of Masters wears a black coat, which obscures his features. One of his eyes, embedded in the No Name Keyblade, is blue with a vertical, slit-shaped pupil.

Personality[edit]

Although highly revered for his immense intelligence and foresight, the Master of Masters behaves in an unpredictable and eccentric manner, making his true intentions difficult to discern. He is a mischievous and playful individual, appearing curious about what will become of the world after the Keyblade War, in spite of already knowing the answer. Although he demonstrates a more serious side to his persona, especially when talking about the specific roles he had given to the Foretellers, he has a tendency to weave in and out of serious moments at a mere whim, being somber at one moment and laughing playfully the next.

He shares a close relationship with his disciples, having inculcated an unquestioning loyalty to him within them, and treats them affectionately, though his eccentricity often confuses them. In spite of this, he manipulates them into starting the Keyblade War, without any apparent qualms.

Abilities[edit]

The Master of Masters can spawn Keyblades from the hearts of others.[4] He is highly intelligent, as he is able to create new entities such as the Chirithy Dream Eaters, and he is able to see the future with his Gazing Eye.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. KH HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Ending Credits
  2. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue - English
  3. Weekly Famitsu Vol. 1457 (11/17/2016): "KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue", p.56; "Master of Masters: The master of the Foretellers, he bestowed upon them the Book of Prophecies. His manner of speech and movements are erratic, so nobody knows what he's actually thinking. The Master of Masters has eyes that can see into the future, and with that power he created the Book of Prophecies. He gave this to five among the six of his apprentices." Translation via Saken.
  4. Weekly Famitsu, pg. 198; Tetsuya Nomura: "The Master knows about its existence. Using the χ-blade as a model, he creates his own Keyblades. Well, by create I don’t mean that in the physical sense, such as forging and tempering them, I mean more along the lines of pulling one out from the depths of a heart." Translation via Saken and Goldpanner.


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