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Re: Kairi's KH3 outfit revealed by Union X datamine

Let me say right now....that outfit is adorable, and awesome at the same time. Loving the asymmetrical thing.

And she's gonna be rocking some boots hell yeah.
 

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Interesting that the Lion accessories are on the “dress as the KH3 characters” side. I’m not too wild about the possible idea of that world returning, but still. I bet it would be beautiful in UE4.

I wonder if there’s a way to know when it was supposed to go live.
 

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Yeah, the skirt isn't surprising but still a bit disappointing. I can't fully know what I think of the outfit till I see it in KH3's style, but it kinda reminds me of KH2 Aerith. Also +1 for loving asymmetrical anything!

Since this has been found in UX I'm guessing/hoping we'll see her in a KH3 trailer soon, or at least pictures or something.
 

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Yeah, the skirt isn't surprising but still a bit disappointing. I can't fully know what I think of the outfit till I see it in KH3's style, but it kinda reminds me of KH2 Aerith. Also +1 for loving asymmetrical anything!

Since this has been found in UX I'm guessing/hoping we'll see her in a KH3 trailer soon, or at least pictures or something.
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Re: Kairi's KH3 outfit revealed by Union X datamine

Interesting that the Lion accessories are on the “dress as the KH3 characters” side. I’m not too wild about the possible idea of that world returning, but still. I bet it would be beautiful in UE4.

I wonder if there’s a way to know when it was supposed to go live.
June is The Lion King’s anniversary so UX is celebrating with avatar and spirit parts.

Also Roboloid placed the images in whatever order they saw fit so don’t look into the layout.
 

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Re: Kairi's KH3 outfit revealed by Union X datamine

i just hope deosnt get in trouble for this spoiler
 

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Re: Kairi's KH3 outfit revealed by Union X datamine

i just hope deosnt get in trouble for this spoiler
We hope so too, but he regularly posts his datamines on reddit and in a discord channel, both where SE community rep Glacie regularly interacts with members of the community. Glacie hasn’t had any issues with his datamines yet (though this is a bigger beast), but considering Sign got a C&D over some random medals years ago, maybe this will tip her over the edge?

Still, she reveals some details she isn’t suppose to in the discord (the one I know about is what they actually use to choose the winners of the screenshot contest) so it’d be kinda hypocritical for her to shut Roboloid down, even if she’s just doing her job.
 

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June is The Lion King’s anniversary so UX is celebrating with avatar and spirit parts.

Also Roboloid placed the images in whatever order they saw fit so don’t look into the layout.

Ah gotcha! I thought the whole graphic was something he datamined. That’s good though. They could follow the sequel I guess, but it might be kind lackluster in comparison to other possible worlds and I don’t think KH3’s gameplay would be conducive to a world that is restrictive like Pride Lands.
 

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Re: Kairi's KH3 outfit revealed by Union X datamine

We hope so too, but he regularly posts his datamines on reddit and in a discord channel, both where SE community rep Glacie regularly interacts with members of the community. Glacie hasn’t had any issues with his datamines yet (though this is a bigger beast), but considering Sign got a C&D over some random medals years ago, maybe this will tip her over the edge?

Still, she reveals some details she isn’t suppose to in the discord (the one I know about is what they actually use to choose the winners of the screenshot contest) so it’d be kinda hypocritical for her to shut Roboloid down, even if she’s just doing her job.
yeah you right either way we prbally get reveal early june so idon't this will be a big deal
 

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yeah you right either way we prbally get reveal early june so idon't this will be a big deal
Yeah, considering the Lion King stuff, this does seem like a June thing.

Also wanted to expand on my previous post and say that Glacie is wonderful and it’s great to have a community rep, however knowing that she hasn’t made a fuss over Roboloid’s stuff before and reveals some SE internal details in Discord, it would be disappointing to the community as a whole if Square Enix Japan shut him down now.
 

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I really like the new outfit! The only peculiar detail I notice is that in the skirt, one half of the frilly material is black and the other half is plaid. Looks a bit odd, but also an interesting design. I'm excited to see it rendered in UE4, and I assume we'll be seeing it soon if these are coming to UX in the near future.
 

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Damn it seems I know what I'll spend my last money on. Yes, and The Lion king.
UX you want to leave me without money.:biggrin:
 

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Re: Kairi's KH3 outfit revealed by Union X datamine

I like the buttons and the pockets, hate the ruffles and of course the plaid: in this case it's even worse because it's only plaid on one side, wtf? The boots are boring and in desperate need of some color, but the hood looks better than I thought it would.

Obviously with the level of detail afforded by KH3's engine it might end up being really nice but right now it's pretty disappointing. I don't think Nomura gives a lot of thought to Kairi's outfits tbh, this is basically just a longer version of her KH2 dress with some added black accents (...and the plaid).
 

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Re: Kairi's KH3 outfit revealed by Union X datamine

Wait, so these outfits don't come with hairstyles?
 

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If it's comparable to the length of Sora's pants, we're nearly in dress territory. Y'all will complain, but Kairi looking like a princess is just so cute and fun, especially if she's running around and fighting. I'm a big fan
 

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Wait, so these outfits don't come with hairstyles?
Might not have been found during the search or not offered due to similar hairstyles being available.
 

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Y'all will complain, but Kairi looking like a princess is just so cute and fun, especially if she's running around and fighting. I'm a big fan
This is where it's edging towards problematic for me though, I'm a big fan of dresses and actively hoped Kairi would be rocking either a skirt or a dress, but this particular design doesn't look far off from something patched together and mass produced for the "young anime girls" section of your local Ross department store. It's borderline infantalizing and I'm not comfortable with that. That said, everything in Ux is kind of chibified so it's possible it'll look a lot more age-appropriate in KH3 proper. With both Sora and Riku's costumes designed to convey a more "mature" theme, having Kairi stand between them as the "little girl" with the key is just...not a great message to send.
 

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This is where it's edging towards problematic for me though, I'm a big fan of dresses and actively hoped Kairi would be rocking either a skirt or a dress, but this particular design doesn't look far off from something patched together and mass produced for the "young anime girls" section of your local Ross department store. It's borderline infantalizing and I'm not comfortable with that. That said, everything in Ux is kind of chibified so it's possible it'll look a lot more age-appropriate in KH3 proper. With both Sora and Riku's costumes designed to convey a more "mature" theme, having Kairi stand between them as the "little girl" with the key is just...not a great message to send.

I get your point, but I think dresses are cool and fun and fantastical, and if Kairi is feminine and princessy, not in a diminutive way, but in a powerful, earnest, and confident way, I personally feel it charming and appropriate to the franchise.

Disney has shown us time and again that princesses can be cool, independent, and powerful without sacrificing their beautiful and creative outfits. Kairi running around in a skirt that's probably too long is silly for sure, but isn't that the magic of Kingdom Hearts? Sora can wear big baggy parachute pants and kick ass, and Riku can transform into an evil version of himself with a mesh suit and a skirt on... Wearing a hood protects you from darkness! It's all impractical and silly, but it's stylish and presents an image that's true to the character.

If looking like a princess is true to Kairi's character, then it might be fun to explore that side of her. She's got a lot of responsibility and import, so she should look like the leader she is.

This is why I'm not ashamed to admit I hope a tiara that protects her from evil is on the way as well.
 

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Re: Kairi's KH3 outfit revealed by Union X datamine

I get your point, but I think dresses are cool and fun and fantastical, and if Kairi is feminine and princessy, not in a diminutive way, but in a powerful, earnest, and confident way, I personally feel it charming and appropriate to the franchise.
I agree with you 100%, but it's the double standard this reinforces which bothers me. Girls/women have to carry out this delicate balancing act of presenting their assertive character without ever losing that "feminine virtue" heavily associated with youth and girlhood and purity (all represented within the stereotypical "princess" persona), but boys/men aren't constrained by that set of factors when considering their presentation, and that's really on display here. We've seen this dominant color shift in both Sora and Riku's clothing towards subdued blacks and greys, and if I didn't like that before I really don't like it now in how it sets them apart from Kairi aesthetically. If Sora was still sporting bright yellows and reds and Riku was steeped in greens and blues I would feel more confident in how their shared status coheres, but the impression Nomura sends with these outfits (intended or not) is that Sora and Riku have grown into young adulthood while Kairi is still just a girl, and that's a bad dynamic to go with from the outset.

Disney has shown us time and again that princesses can be cool, independent, and powerful without sacrificing their beautiful and creative outfits. Kairi running around in a skirt that's probably too long is silly for sure, but isn't that the magic of Kingdom Hearts? Sora can wear big baggy parachute pants and kick ass, and Riku can transform into an evil version of himself with a mesh suit and a skirt on... Wearing a hood protects you from darkness! It's all impractical and silly, but it's stylish and presents an image that's true to the character.
But you're not accounting for the fact that one set of cartoon aesthetic logic is consciously or unconsciously gendered while the other is not. All of the Organization members wear a standard cloak; it's purely functional within the fantastic framework of the story. If Larxene had been depicted in CoM wearing very selectively applied latex and leather straps and eight inch heels as the only exception to the Org. dress code that would obviously have triggered some concerns (not least of which that is definitely a Marluxia look first). That's a bit of the feeling this dress gives me about Kairi; her femininity is being used to frame her role and presentation in the story, rather than her owning her femininity as a matter of character.

But at any rate I'll press pause on my judgments until the KH3 renders come our way. How Kairi is written is obviously more important than what she wears, I just think it's worth recognizing how this dress is informative as to her character's direction.
 

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Re: Kairi's KH3 outfit revealed by Union X datamine

So her fighting outfit is a dress, there's nothing wrong with that. It's part of her fashion sense.
 
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