I'm honestly surprised how little this registers with people, but, the only thing, the ONLY thing that had EVER put Maleficent in RG nine years ago was Leon thinking she caused the Heartless Invasion, which is then revealed to be FALSE.
This means, there is absolutely nothing putting Maleficent there, at all. Without her having caused the Heartless Invasion, there's no reason to even think about her at this point in the timeline. Why can't people get this? >.<
And your argument is that they allowed the Heartless invasion, right? See, I can’t buy that, because when you have a group of five people who’ve been living in RG their entire lives, some of them dedicated to guarding it, they aren’t going to just abandon it or destroy it for whatever reason.
Are you forgetting that, by this point in the timeline, these people were taking citizens of RG and running experiments on them? That they created the Emblem Heartless? That they wanted to rid themselves of their heart so they wouldn't be burdened by emotions
? That they were becoming obsessed with darkness? That they banished their own ruler, one of whom was practically a father to one of them? Yeah, causing the Heartless Invasion is exactly
something they would do.
Yes, I went through those, too... Could you quote it?
I can't quote it because I don't have the game with me, but, it's in the HB Library, and then I believe the Journal is also updated to reflect it.