When I read that, I wondered about the Keyblade of People's Hearts, the one that Riku has in KH1, and how it relates to that gift of the Masters.
The keyblade of People's Hearts can release hearts like any other keyblade when it is used for it. What makes the KoPH special compared to other keyblades is that it also unlocks the heart it is aimed at (see Maleficent for an example, and her heart did not
get released!) and causes it to be overflown with its own darkness.
This unsealed Maleficent's dragon form and caused Sora to turn into a heartless.
In the case of Sora and Ven though we don't know if using a Keyblade is even needed. Sora's and Ven's heart have a special connection, when Sora's newborn heart came inside Ven's during the Prologue of BBS to offer its help it also didn't need to be released by a keyblade afterwards.
It's therefore entirely possible that when Ven's heart is finally healthy enough and awake again the only thing Sora needs to do is to carry it to the Chamber of Waking and their hearts simply disengage like already shown before.
Sorry if I confused you. LOL. It seemed to me that Kirabook didn't think Sora could release Ven's heart without the Keyblade of People's Hearts. I meant to show that he might be able to without it. Once again, I apologize for the confusion.
@Sign Did the reports confirm it? It's been awhile since I read them, but I'll take your word for it. I miss my PSP! I have no idea where it is, sadly, and I want to play BbS again. Anyway...
That would be indeed an error, the KoPH isn't the only keyblade that can release hearts, all
keyblades are capable of that.
Keep in mind this isn't the final battle, the Xehanort saga won't end until KH3, so the final battle will take place then, and then I presume that the rest of the cast will be there. As for Kairi, Xion, Lea, perhaps Yensid told Lea to protect Kairi considering she was open, and during this final battle Xion and Lea are off, far away protecting her.
Indeed, it would depend though when this scene actually happens. The scene with Sora unlocking that "clock"-keyhole and the scenes where Aqua, Terra & co. show up are definitely unrelated since in the former scene Sora has his DDD clothes on while in the latterr he has his KH2-outfit, indicating a scene in the RoL.
Kairi, Naminé and Lea have no place there anyways. The first two aren't fighters and the latter isn't a main enemy of Xehanort, unlike all the others shown in that scene.
One gotta has to wonder about Xion though, since Roxas is there and she can fight (and also was more or less "created" by a form of Xehanort) it would make sense for her to be there.
It wouldn't necessarily have to be Sora, what about Riku, or...dare I say it...YENSID?!?!?
Sora was the one who allowed Ven to stay within him and he
was actually the one who reached out to the guy's broken heart when he was just born just because he got distracted by his light and pain and wanted to help.
So it would only be logical that Sora
is also the one to give Ven his heart back when it is finally healed, what have Riku or Yen Sid to do with it? This is a personal issue I would say.
I just wonder how Naminé will fit into the final battle. I just don't ever see her fighting. At all. At least Kairi has the teeniest, tiniest bit of experience in combat (she also seems to have a Keyblade and the desire to fight). But I guess Naminé could use other methods. Like, when she smashed Repliku's heart? Honestly, her power over memories could be a great weapon. It would be mental attacks rather than physical.
If Sora becomes a Master he might get the ability. But another Master could do it, too. Frankly, I want it to be Yen Sid. I actually meant to say that before, but didn't. It would be nice to see him use his Keyblade without coming out of retirement. And he'd know what he was doing, and keep things from becoming disastrous. Sora? Not so much. Who am I kidding? I swear Sora's going to stab himself and it'll be like KH1 all over again. It'll be bookends. Anyway...
The answer is easy, she won't. Having Naminé in the final battle would be more of an obstacle than an asset since she would always need to be protected, same goes for Kairi.
Kairi does not have a keyblade, she has the ability to wield one but no own keyblade has chosen her yet.
Naminé has only powers over Sora's memories and those closely connected to him, so her "mental" attacks would probably only serve to wipe out the good team and Xehanort will laugh his ass off.
That will all not be necessary if Sora can just guide Ven's heart back where it belongs when its healed. I don't see why their connection wouldn't work both ways.