You make the connection between MX's reference to "seeds" and Yensid's comment about how there may be more than one Xehanort. I agree as far as that goes.
But Nomura has already confirmed that Braig is one of the "seeds" MX is referring to. So by that logic, then people like Braig and Isa are the ones who account for the multiple Xehanorts. Meaning that they have some sort of piece of Xehanort inside them and they're back.
Ah very true.
Because he was going incognito. He hadn't been back on his home planet in years and didn't want to be detected. The cloaks block a person's "scent." Really, though, the only reason why he was even seen in the cloak was to show that, as Nomura pointed out, Xemnas likely got the idea for the cloaks from MX.
Still, it's not like the people on DI would recognize him. He left there decades ago.
It's at least an article of clothing while he's wearing it. Personally, I think dwelling on that scene would be like dwelling on how, say, Ansem the Wise got a cloak in the BbS secret ending. Of course, there are also people thinking that MF is AtW based on that small detail as well.
I see where you're coming from, but I still think there may be more to this.
I don't get it. Vanitas' Remnant and Terra's LS are both Lingering Spirits. And they can talk. Why would being a black coat prevent MF from talking? Isn't Terra's LS just armor,and isn't Vanitas' Remnant just a dark suit and helmet?
So the fact that MF doesn't talk really doesn't say anything. More importantly, though, as I pointed out, he's more than "just" a black coat. We can see a silhouette of his face beneath the hood. There's a body in there.
The Lingering Sentiment was never intended to be in the game by Nomura anyway. The designers snuck him in. But the fact that MF is the ONLY secret boss who doesn't communicate at ALL.
Actually Vexen required something tangible to make the replica, he collected data from Riku, namely a copy of his memories.
Even if that's a weak argument on your part, I don't think it even matters, to be honest. People see how MF uses a few attacks that TAV use, so they automatically try to rationalize that he somehow must have acquired this ability from them in some way, shape, or form. Or it could simply be that the developers were lazy, and, in addition to a few original attacks, decided to throw in some of TAV's best attacks as well since they're flashy.
So I don't even think you need to explain why MF has those attacks. I mean, take a look at Terra's LS back in KH2FM. He does have a few attacks that are somewhat relevant (eg his Keyblade Rider) but others? The whip? The bow and arrow? His desperation move? We never saw them in BbS, Terra never learned them. So how does the LS know them in KH2FM? It's not important. They were just trying to make a challenging boss.
So would you really think that MF's meteor/fire/wind attacks are important? I doubt it. Had all of his attacks been copies of someone else, that would be one thing. If anything, I would look to more original attacks, like his time reversal.
Yes, but how did Vexen even see those memories to begin with? By fighting and observing Riku during the battle.
But Grass, we HAVE seen these moves used by MF before. That's the difference between him and LS. LS just had a bunch of random moves, but MF's moves have all been seen before, most of them having been used by TAV.
Well now you're just questioning whether MF is even CANON by saying it's possible Terra never fought him. Nomura said in an interview that the only non canon bosses are No Heart and Armor of the Master; MF and VR are canon.
He reverses time, actually. So if you were to extrapolate, and say that he were to reverse time at a greater rate, then he would in theory be traveling to the past. With all the time based themes, including the No Name keyblade, I think it's pretty obvious that it's time travel.
If it were nothing more than what you're describing, then there'd be nothing separating MF from Luxord. Just an element of time. And then you'd have to ask why they would bother including those attacks in the first place or making his keyblade time based, because it sounds pretty pointless.
He does not reverse time. Whenever I see him do that, I see time slowed down to the point where your character (Terra, Aqua, or Ven) is frozen while MF is slowly preparing to attack again.
It's not pointless to give him the power to slow down time. Besides, why give him time travel? That would completely screw up the KH series and give way to far too many possibilities for Xehanort, possibilities that any villain with common sense would easily pursue such as eliminating the very birth of Sora, Riku, and his other enemies.
Uh, that's a pretty convoluted explanation.
And it doesn't add up with how, you know, I'm counting 17 other people who also wore the cloak, and only one of them (Luxord) could manipulate time. If that were the case, they could all do it, and it wouldn't actually be Luxord's element.
How very true.
Wait, how is MF different than LS in your theory? Just because he's a different material doesn't make him a different being. I wouldn't say Vanitas Remnant is a one of a kind simply because his dark suit is different than Terra's armor.
Because MF isn't a replica or sentiment of a single person. In my opinion, he's just an experiment with moves from tons of people.
Again, Vanita's Remnant actually spoke words. Terra's armor just made ominous sounds that Sora had no idea what he was saying. Once he said "Aqua...Ven...", Sora whipped out his Keyblade, even though the armor didn't even move. If Sora understood him, he would have asked him who he was talking about or had a conversation with him like he did with Xemnas in KH 1 FM.
One thing's for sure though...I have to touch up the time manipulation explanation.