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Twilight Town

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Twilight Town

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Japanese トワイライトタウン

Romaji Towairaito Taun
Games Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts III
Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory

Assistants King Mickey, Axel

KHCOM tracks
Field theme - Lazy Afternoons
Battle theme - Sinister Sundown
KHII tracks
Field theme - The Afternoon Streets
Battle theme - Working Together
KHD tracks
Field theme - Lazy Afternoons
Battle theme - Sinister Sundown
KHIII tracks
Field theme - The Afternoon Streets
Battle theme - Working Together
Other worlds
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts
Dive to the Heart | The Final World | Destiny Islands
Timeless River/Disney Town/Disney Castle
Traverse Town | Wonderland | Olympus Coliseum/Olympus
Deep Jungle | Agrabah | Halloween Town
Monstro/Prankster's Paradise | Atlantica | Neverland
Radiant Garden/Hollow Bastion | 100 Acre Wood
End of the World | Realm of Darkness
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Land of Departure/Castle Oblivion | Twilight Town
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts II
Mysterious Tower/Symphony of Sorcery | The Land of Dragons | Beast's Castle
Port Royal/The Caribbean | Pride Lands | Space Paranoids/The Grid
The World That Never Was | End of Sea/Dark World | Keyblade Graveyard
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts coded
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Dwarf Woodlands | Enchanted Dominion | Castle of Dreams
Deep Space | Mirage Arena
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance]
La Cité des Cloches | Country of the Musketeers
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts χ[chi]
Daybreak Town/Scala ad Caelum
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts III
Secret Forest | Toy Box | Kingdom of Corona | Monstropolis | Arendelle | San Fransokyo | Quadratum
Introduced in Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]
Game Central Station | Niceland | Cy-Bug Sector | Candy Kingdom

Twilight Town is a world that appears in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts III. It is the "birthplace" of Roxas, and one of the only two real worlds that appears in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories. It has recently been infested with Nobodies; however, Heartless were known to have been in the city during Roxas's time in Organization XIII.

Despite its subtle atmosphere, Twilight Town is one of the largest worlds known. It is located in the Realm Between, similar to Castle Oblivion and The World That Never Was. As its name implies, Twilight Town is stuck in endless sunset, with its sun always in the same position in the sky, never rising nor setting. Much like Traverse Town in the previous game, it is divided into several distinct districts, Market Street, Sunset Terrace, and Yen Sid's Tower. The Tower is not truly part of the town; it is merely reached by a train from this world.

Settings and Areas[edit]

Twilight Town is composed of two districts, Market Street and Sunset Terrace. The town is surrounded by The Woods (町はずれの森 Machihazure no Mori?, lit. "Forest on the Outskirts of Town"), a large forest that also hides DiZ's headquarters, the Old Mansion. The Woods can only be accessed through a crack in the walls of Tram Common in Kingdom Hearts II and 358/2 Days; in Kingdom Hearts III, however, the hole has been sealed, with a new passageway by the Sandlot entrance called the Underground Conduit (地下水道 Chika Suidō?, lit. "Underground Waterway") connecting the two areas instead.

Underneath the town is a vast Underground Concourse (地下連絡通路 Chika Renraku Tsūro?), localized as Underground Passage in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, which has several entrances in Market Street. One exit leads to the Tunnelway (トンネル Tonneru?, lit. "Tunnel"), retaining its original name of Tunnel in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, which in turn leads to Sunset Terrace.

In Kingdom Hearts III, Sora's party is limited to a single location called The Neighborhood (街の一角 Machi no Ikkaku?, lit. "Corner of Town"), which consists of the Tram Common, Underground Conduit, Woods, and Old Mansion.

Market Street[edit]

Concept art of Market Street.

Market Street (商店街 Shōten Machi?) is easily the largest area of Twilight Town, and is what is most commonly referred to as Twilight Town itself. Market Street is a long, winding, steeply-sloped road that leads from the lower areas of the city to Central Station. The upper portion of the street is known as Station Heights (駅前通り Ekimaedōri?, lit. "Station Road"). There are a few shops at Station Heights, including an item shop run by Wantz.

Central Station (セントラルステーション Sentoraru Sutēshon?) is a large train station that lies at the summit of Market Street, just past the Station Plaza. Its trains lead all over the world, including other districts of the city and the beach, and there is even a magic train that travels to the nearby world of Mysterious Tower. The Station Plaza (駅前広場 Ekimae Hiroba?) itself is a large, open terrace, presided over by the town's distinctive Clock Tower, which, though a twelve-hour clock, has "I" at the top instead of "XII".

The lower portion of Market Street is the Tram Common (トラム広場 Toramu Hiroba?, lit. "Tram Square"), an open-market area with a free tram circling around. Many shops are found here, including the Accessory Shop run by Jessie and Armor Shop run by Biggs, and a synthesis shop owned by Elmina the Moogle. In the Simulated Twilight Town, this is a candy shop instead. It appears to be the location of many homes as well. In Kingdom Hearts III, the Tram Common is populated with more people, greenery, and other signs of habitation; the armor shop has been replaced by Le Grand Bistrot, where Merlin can be found dining in the terrace out front, allowing access to the 100 Acre Wood; and the tram lot has been repurposed into an outdoor movie theater.

Both parts of Market Street connect to the Sandlot (空き地 Akichi?, lit. "Vacant Lot"), the area where the infamous Struggle battles take place, and to the Back Alley (路地裏 Rojiura?), localized as Side Street in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, and Hayner's gang's hideout, The Usual Spot (いつもの場所 Itsumo no Basho?), called Under the Tracks (高架下 Kōka-shita?, lit. "Underpass") in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. Roxas's Room (ロワサスの部屋 Rokusasu no Heya?) in the simulated Twilight Town lies above The Usual Spot. In Kingdom Hearts III, the Sandlot entryway is closed off by a large door, while the entrance to Station Heights serves as an exit from the world, making these parts of the world inaccessible.

Sunset Terrace[edit]

Another district of the town, Sunset Terrace (サンセット住宅街 Sansetto Jūtakugai?, lit. "Sunset Residential Area"), can be reached by taking the train at Central Station to Sunset Station (サンセットステーション Sansetto Sutēshon?). Connecting to Sunset Terrace is Sunset Hill (サンセットヒル Sansetto Hiru?), where Roxas spots the mysterious Ghost Train on the fifth day. Sunset Terrace is eventually joined to the Market Street areas through the Underground Concourse, which finally opens the last time Sora and his party visit Twilight Town.

Area Map in Kingdom Hearts II


Area Map in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days



Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

Roxas is first "born" in Twilight Town in front of the Old Mansion and is given his name by Xemnas. Roxas at first turned down Xemnas's offer to join Organization XIII and wandered the city streets. After seeing a trio of friends (Hayner, Pence, and Olette), Axel sees Roxas's apparent sadness over not having friends here, appears, and gives him sea-salt ice cream, convincing him to join atop the Clock Tower.

Throughout Roxas's life as a Nobody, he, Axel, and Xion used the Clock Tower as a meeting place after their missions, where they would sit and talk about their missions, or discuss whatever came to mind. It is also here that Roxas and Xion have their final battle and where he absorbs her afterward.

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories[edit]

Meanwhile, Sora, Donald, and Goofy access a memory-based Twilight Town via a card on the eleventh floor of Castle Oblivion. A confused Sora wonders why Vexen mentions the words "my Riku" and "the other side of Sora's heart". After Sora defeats Vexen, Vexen nearly reveals Marluxia's plans (and, by extension, Roxas's existence) to Sora and company before Axel suddenly arrives and kills Vexen.

At a later point, Riku, also in Castle Oblivion, enters a memory version of Twilight Town with help from King Mickey. There, Riku meets DiZ and defeats Riku Replica once more, causing the Replica to fade out of existence. Riku later meets Naminé before confronting Ansem, Seeker of Darkness one last time, to conquer his darkness.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

DiZ, unknown to Organization XIII, began using the Old Mansion as a headquarters for his revenge. Along with Naminé and Riku, he set up computer systems and pods in the basement levels of the manor, and monitored Sora's progression as he regained his memories while Roxas lived in a virtual simulation of Twilight Town.

The restoration process finishes exactly one year from the day that Sora created Roxas, and Sora, Donald, and Goofy awaken from their sleep with their memories restored up to the point that they entered Castle Oblivion, but do not know how long they were asleep, or how they got to Twilight Town. Sora says that the surroundings are rather familiar, and the group wonders if they had ever been there before.

They wander the streets, looking for answers, and ultimately meet Hayner, Pence, Olette, Seifer, and the other residents of Twilight Town. In the Sandlot, the Struggle tournament organizer will explain how they end up doing Struggle battles. In Market Street, the tram has stopped running and the Moogle shop is closed, sporting a sign that says "Synthesis Workshop - coming soon!"

Eventually, they encounter King Mickey, when he saves them from a group of attacking Nobodies and tells them to board a magic train to the Mysterious Tower. Sora and the party return to Twilight Town twice during their adventures. The first time, he learns that Kairi and Pluto fled Destiny Islands and was kidnapped by Axel. As he leaves town, he is stopped by Saïx, who taunts him into defeating more Heartless for Organization XIII. The second time, the party, along with Mickey, Hayner, Pence, and Olette, go to the manor where Sora and the party awakened, and find the digital Twilight Town, which leads them to The World That Never Was.

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

While Riku and King Mickey search for Aqua, Sora decides to visit Twilight Town with Donald and Goofy to follow Roxas's heart. After arriving and being forced to fend off a group of Nobodies and a Demon Tide, Sora meets up with Hayner, Pence, and Olette. Sora shows the picture to explain who Roxas is, and though the gang doesn't recognize Roxas they agree to help Sora in reviving him.

After saving Little Chef from the Heartless, the group meets up at the Old Mansion. Though they fail to access the transporter to the Simulated Twilight Town, Sora is contacted by Ienzo who decides to use the computer to speed up the process of deciphering Ansem's Code. Outside the mansion, Ansem and Xemnas appear to Sora, Donald, and Goofy to claim that the only way to bring Roxas back is for Sora to surrender to the darkness.

Sora and company return to town and are introduced to Little Chef and Le Grand Bistrot by Scrooge McDuck. When Sora leaves Twilight Town, Xigbar meets with Ansem and Xemnas and learns that they intend to destroy Sora if he strays from his path, as well as that the Organization has a backup plan if Sora does not become a vessel.

Later, Ansem returns to Twilight Town with Ansem the Wise, intending on questioning him about Subject X's whereabouts. Hayner, Pence, and Olette spy on the two and realize their link to Roxas. While Hayner distracts Xehanort's Heartless, Olette frees Ansem the Wise with the help of a group of Dusks. As the four retreat into the sewers, they meet Vexen, who had sent the Dusks and intends to atone.

The day before the Keyblade War, Lea sits at the clock tower with three sticks of ice cream. Saïx arrives and reminisces with Lea over why they joined the Organization, with Lea promising to bring Isa back.

Following Master Xehanort's defeat, Roxas, Lea, Xion, Isa, Hayner, Pence, and Olette meet up at the clock tower to eat ice cream, with Sora and Kairi watching from above. Riku arrives in the Gummi Ship to pick the group up. Later, Scrooge arrives at the kitchen of Le Grand Bistrot to see Little Chef cooking his next meal.

One year later, Riku explains that Hayner, Pence, and Olette are observing Roxas and Xion's memories to find a clue to Sora's whereabouts.

Other appearances[edit]

Blank Points[edit]

In one scene, Naminé is shown drawing in the White Room and saying Sora's name. In the next, Roxas, Axel and Xion are shown sitting atop the clock tower eating sea salt ice cream as they did during their Organization days. The trio looks out towards the setting sun and Roxas and Xion say Sora's name in unison.

A fragmentary passage[edit]

Twilight Town is seen at several points during the ending montage. First, Kairi, Hayner, Pence, and Olette are shown looking up at the Old Mansion, followed by a scene of DiZ watching over a sleeping Sora in the basement, and finally Roxas and Xion walking through Tram Common as a cloaked and blindfolded Riku watches from above a nearby shop.


  • Ludwig Von Drake is mentioned on a poster for Giantland as the creator of the cartoons that Scrooge is airing in town, but does not make a physical appearance.







  • If the player equips either Kingdom Key, Oathkeeper, or Oblivion and enters Betwixt and Between, the animations for the summoning of those Keyblades will not be shown and the Keyblade will appear out of nowhere, just like they did in the first game.