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Twilight Thorn

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Twilight Thorn

Twilight Thorn KHII.png

Japanese トワイライトゾーン
Rōmaji Towairaito Zōn
Translation Twilight Zone

Type Low-ranking Nobody
Game Kingdom Hearts II
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KHII tracks
Battle theme - Tension Rising
Twilight Thorn

Kingdom Hearts II
A giant Nobody who Roxas fought at the Station of Awakening.

Although it tried to capture Roxas with its thorns, it was overpowered and defeated by the strength of the Keyblade master.

Location HP Strength Defense EXP
Twilight Town
Roxas Day 3
300 5 2 0
Physical Fire Blizzard
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0
Thunder Dark Neutral
×1.0 ×1.0 ×0.5

Rewards
Roxas: Max HP +5, Guard
World(s)
Twilight Town
Location HP Strength Defense EXP
Twilight Town
Roxas Day 3
300 5 2 0
Physical Fire Blizzard
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0
Thunder Dark Neutral
×1.0 ×1.0 ×1.0

Rewards
Roxas: Max HP +5, Guard
World(s)
Twilight Town

The Twilight Thorn is a Nobody that is found in Kingdom Hearts II. It is one of the bosses at the Dive to the Heart. The Twilight Thorn is also the only boss-level Nobody that is not a member of Organization XIII; however, it does share an attack with the most powerful member of Organization XIII, Xemnas.

Development[edit]

A Twilight Thorn was featured in a promotional trailer during the early stages of production of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, along with several Shadow Heartless, fighting a Kingdom Hearts-styled Sora in Traverse Town. However, they were ultimately scrapped in favor of the Dream Eaters.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Only one Twilight Thorn appears, when Roxas goes to the Dive to the Heart. When Roxas senses a presence and turns around to see who it is, he briefly sees a figure wearing a black coat before it transforms into the Twilight Thorn, just as Sora, in his own Dive to the Heart, turned to see a Shadow Sora which became a Darkside.

Since the player battles the Twilight Thorn as Roxas, they will not receive its journal entry until they return to Simulated Twilight Town as Sora.

Design[edit]

The Twilight Thorn is a gargantuan Nobody that seems to be clad in a white bodysuit, as evidenced by the large, silver zipper lining its front. Its simple, round head's only feature is a white Nobody logo on its front where the creature's face would be. It has rather thick, short legs with spikes on its hips and long, pointed feet. Its waist is quite thin and has dark grey sides. Its shoulders each sport a gigantic, diamond-shaped spike and its arms are very long, and reach the floor when fully extended down. The Nobody only seems to have one distinct digit on each of its hands, the thumb. They also seem to have high-heels on their ankles. It also has four long, blue tentacles with tips resembling the spikes on the Nobody sigil that wrap around its neck. Its overall body shape seems to be meant to resemble the Nobody symbol. Despite its size, the Twilight Thorn has the same astounding level of flexibility as all other lesser Nobodies.

The Twilight Thorn's name refers to the time of day between sunrise and sunset, which, in turn, references the fact that Nobodies are not truly aligned with the Light or the Darkness. "Thorn" refers to the thorns it can generate as weapons. Its Japanese name, Twilight Zone, highlights its numerous similarities to the Darkside Heartless. Both Twilight Zone and Tales from the Darkside are science-fiction horror serials.

Strategy[edit]

The Twilight Thorn during battle.

Unlike the Darkside, the head is the Twilight Thorn's only weak point, so aim for that. It begins the fight with an attack pattern consisting of Combo Punch, Toss Up, and Light Ball—use the Reaction Commands at the right time—Key Counter and Lunarsault followed up with Break Raid; when on the ground, perform a combo. At 50% HP, it repeats this attack pattern. Afterwards, it will get up and begin to use its thorn attacks.

When it fires thorns, use the Reaction Command, Reversal to get close to attack. But if it continuously fires thorns, even if Roxas is close to its head, prioritize safety. Keep on using Reversal until it is safe to attack. The Twilight Thorn has a tendency to shift its shape, and sometimes it may be upside down. Again, it will fire thorns. Keep on using Reversal, then attack his head twice and begin avoiding again.

Sometimes, Creepers will appear. If Roxas is low on health, it is advised to target them as they have little health and drop large HP orbs.

Although it is likely that the battle will be won before the second Reaction Command section has passed, if it does continue for longer, the Twilight Thorn will try to unleash a dangerous attack wherein it forms its body into two rings while hovering above the center of the platform and charging energy. It will rapidly summon thorn attacks that will rain down on Roxas no matter where he is for an extended period, making it difficult to deliver a finishing blow. If the Twilight Thorn is not defeated by the time it finishes charging, it will release its stored energy in an attack that covers the floor of the entire arena in light, rapidly damaging Roxas if he fails to jump over it.

As the fight with Twilight Thorn takes place at the beginning of the game and Roxas's stats are low, it is advisable to train him up to at least Level 5 and stock up more than three Potions. Use the Auto-Reload function and heal when necessary, because poor evasion of the thorns can take a toll on Roxas's health.

Technique Attribute Effects Power Guard?
Combo Punch (連続パンチ
Renzoku Panchi
?)
Physical x0.25 X
Punches a restrained opponent three times.
Toss Up (たたきつけ
Tatakitsuke
?)
Physical x1.0 X
Throws opponent upward and slams them into the floor.
Light Ball (光球
Kōkyū
?)
Physical x1.0 X
Overturns the Station and throws a giant sphere of light.
Thorn Beam (イバラビーム
Ibara Bīmu
?)
Neutral x1.0 X
Fires thorn-like beams.
One-Handed Sweep (片手なぎ払い
Katate Nagiharai
?)
Physical x1.0
Sweeps with left arm while cartwheeling.
Two-Handed Sweep (両手振り払い
Ryōte Furiharai
?, lit. "Two-Handed Shake")
Physical x1.0
Sweeps with both arms while belly-crawling forward.
Luminescence (発光
Hakkō
?)
Neutral x0.5 X
Limbs pierce the floor and light shines forth.
Ultimate Beam (究極ビーム
Kyūkyoku Bīmu
?)
(Beam) Neutral x0.5 X

(Explosion) Neutral x0.25 X
Fires a barrage of thorn beams, then triggers explosions on the floor.
Guard: O = Can be blocked and interrupted/knocked back; △ = Can be blocked, but not interrupted/knocked back; X = Can't be blocked.
Reaction Commands
Reaction Command Attribute Power Description
Key Counter (キーカウンター
Kī Kauntā
?)
Physical x2.0 Can be used when restrained in midair, just before being struck by Combo Punch.
Avoid its attack and counterattack.
Lunarsault (ムーンサルト
Mūnsaruto
?, lit. "Moonsault")
Physical x2.0 Can be used while falling after being flung into the air with Toss Up.
Avoid its attack and counterattack.
Break Raid (ブレイクレイド
Bureiku Reido
?)
Physical x4.0 Can be used while falling after Light Ball overturns the floor.
Throw the Keyblade into the sphere of light and cause it to spontaneously discharge.
Reversal (スライドターン
Suraido Tān
?, lit. "Slide Turn")
Can be used as the beams created by Thorn Beam or Ultimate Beam fly around.
When the beams are fired on the ground, quickly move around them in a semi-circular motion. When fired from the air, soar upward and dodge them.

Videos[edit]

Twilight Thorn – Kingdom Hearts II