Well, in theory we have both Daybreak Town and the Keyblade Graveyard as locations, but what the Graveyard actually is is pretty unclear, since Daybreak turned into Scala instead of KG. I know it's been speculated that the KG is actually a remnant of a different "Keyblade War" but we do see Luxu watching it in 0.2, so even the main "Keyblade War" we know of we're missing some pieces.
There can be dozens of locations we don't yet know of. There is also the possibility that some worlds, including the Keyblade Graveyard, exist in every possible worldline but due to being wastelands the audience can't really get a visual clue which
Keyblade Graveyard is shown right now or
the KG is a sort of hub connected to multiple worldlines just like Daybreak/Scala.
This actually makes a lot of sense and such a nomura thing to do.
Yea, we haven't yet seen how the great battle in Browser-Chi actually ended, what each of the Foretellers took in terms of actions and what happened to all the Lux collected.
Scala is pretty confirmed to be the ruins of Daybreak Town. I too remember Nomura briefly mentioning it. Even with "death of the author", there's the mural in Scala depicting "broken" Daybreak Town turning into Scala PLUS the fight in KH3 with the ruined tower under the water (which again, is exactly what the mural was depicting)
I must be honest, I'm a little bothered that people watched this cutscene and still believe Ven pulled the trigger/is evil and killed Strelitzia. How much more obvious could it be that not only was he controlled, but it seems he didn't even lift a finger or do anything to Strelitzia at all, he was just there to witness it?
The current update is just the start of the final chapter so Daybreak getting ruined is still up the alley, or rather, maybe the "real" Daybreak already is in ruins from the events of the original browser chi and we just didn't see it yet because we were always only privy to the simulation.
It is clearly seen that Darkness is hovering behind
Ventus the entire time and that his eyes are glazed over like in trance. In fact it reminds me somewhat of both how in Coded
the data bugs and/or Pete were controlling Data-Riku and the flashbacks in BBS when Xehanort brings Ven to Land of Departure while his heart is still damaged. He's limply following Xehanort there which is not much different to what happens here, only with Darkness in Xehanort's role.
It is also worth pointing out that Darkness did not
use Ven's body like a puppet to perform the killing blow but that it soared forward from behind over Ven like a snake lashing out.
In Re:Mind, Darkness states to Sora that Ventus is "too pure" and should be left alone (it literally says "leave him be"), he wouldn't be that anymore if he actually had innocent blood on his hands so maybe that's why Darkness did the deed by itself.
As to why it brought Ven along it could be because of urgency, as Darkness immediately shapeshifts into Ava to perform the whole making Ven a leader charade.
The only action Ventus himself did beyond following Darkness around was picking up the rulebook.
But like Sign said, some people just want to stick with their headcanons and refuse to acknowledge actual canon.
It doesn't really surprise me during a time/era where some people even refuse to acknowledge actual reality in real life.
The much more unsettling thing however is that eventually we would have to re-examine Back Cover and the original browser-chi to check every instance any of the Foretellers appear as at any time one of them might actually be Darkness using its shapeshifting powers.
If Darkness isn't Ava herself, of course.
It makes me wonder if the Coaty Ephemer met in Browser Chi while sneaking into the Foreteller's tower was actually Darkness and not Luxu or the MoM?
I wouldn't say Racism at all. Unlike racism Darkness is something within (mostly) everybody and people under it's influence continuously do horrible and evil things. This isn't to say that it can't be used for good, but there is a real and present danger associated with Darkness which is why people like Eraqus who have a great fear of Darkness aren't entirely wrong. Though his fear was partially because of already having a friend fall to Darkness before. I think you could say it's like having a gun. Anyone can have a gun. You can use the gun for good or ill, but people will obviously distance themselves from people who have it, and some will even disdain the wielder.
Exactly, that's something I and some others have been stating for years.
Being wary of Darkness (the element) and approaching it with caution as well as rejecting and battling instances where it causes such massive harm is not any form of racism.
There seems to be this misconception that Darkness and Light must be treated and handled completely equal and the same which is an invitation to disaster since by now it has been made clear that the element Darkness has many more dangerous properties which can cause more damage easier than Light does.
The element being part of the natural order and impossible to completely eradicate does not mean it can just be treated as any other element. Dangerous things do have to be kept in check and fenced in far enough to minimize damage.
This is actually exactly what Ansem SoD criticizes Riku for in DDD:
Ansem SoD said:
After all your efforts to command the darkness and protect those you cherish, it is a shame you
locked that power away in the end.
Of course Ansem wants Riku to "set the Darkness free" again in order to "save" Sora but he has nothing of that and instead tells Ansem he'll "consume the Darkness, return it to light".
Does dark chirithy only appear if someone is totally consumed by darkness? If someone is just possesed, their Chirithy wont become dark? And when I relook at the scene, I become not sure if the darkness is behind Ventus or possesing Ven. When it attacks Strelitizia, it seems like that the darkness is behind Ven and Ven just seems to be hypnotized
As far as I remember the [Player] never was consumed by Darkness yet their Dark Chirithy did manifest and in fact acted largely independent from [Player] and even their normal Chirithy. [Players] normal Chirithy was still around and even bickering with the dark one.
In Back Cover, the MoM did say that Chirithys can turn dark, but [Player] actually has two Chirithys.
The question here would be if every Keyblade Kid/wielder can have two Chirithys or if [Player] is a special case.
We do not even know yet if there is just one or multiple Dark Chirithys around, yet the one belonging to [Player] did say they would meet again so it is definitely still around in some form.
It's strange to think of it being possible to defeat the darkness, and there being a personifcation of darkness when Dark Road is pushing the idea that 'darkness lurks in the pit of everyone's hearts'. I'm interested to see how this Darkness and the MoM's plan relate to the darkness in people's hearts.
"Defeat" does not necessarily have to mean total eradication but can also point towards a status where the darkness cannot get a hold on hearts and people anymore so the constant horrible things done by/with it can stop.
Riku's statement of "consuming Darkness, returning it to light" from DDD might possibly be a hint towards the correct way.
It is also still probable that this being which calls itself "Darkness" is not a personification of the natural element darkness itself. Ansem after all wasn't Ansem at all.
The character "Darkness" may actually have a true name and just uses this one as a title/pseudonym.
This is really interesting and It makes me think about how Xehanort is described as a 'scapegoat'. In the Bible, the scapegoat was a goat that took on all the sins of the Israelites so maybe Xehanort was supposed to take on the world's darkness.
I can't wait to see more of Luxu in UX because one thing that still really bugs me is how little Xigbar apparently cares about Ventus in the present day. I think it's possible that he doesn't know about the darkness inside Ven from Re Mind so if the MoM manages to create a world free of darkness and Ven is in it then there could be a problem.
It is a bit wonky though since most of the darkness and the damage we get to see in the series does not come from the worlds but Xehanort himself.
Xehanort is the one who throws everything out of whack and who causes more than 90% of the current traumas and pain, either directly by himself or indirectly by manipulating others like Maleficent. Much of the chaos Maleficent causes like i.e. invading Radiant Garden one year after BBS was only possible because of initial information Xehanort gave her.
Xehanort is indeed called a scapegoat, but I am not sure that we know yet for what exactly
Regardless of this though, every heinous thing Xehanort committed of his own free will without being controlled/possessed is something he's personally guilty for since he had the power and free will to chose not
committing said deeds.
This is not only Luxu but a general thing with KH III because it is again a Sora-show. There's also no reaction or anything in regards to or from Ven when it comes to the Light from the past and Ephemer appearing to Sora instead of him.
We do know that Luxu/Xigbar has something
with Ven though as apart from KH III he does often get reminded and comments on the "Angry look" and in 358/2 Days he sees Xion as Ventus while stating as much in the secret reports.
In KH2FM it's also him who starts talking about the "other chamber" which contains Ven's body and soul and he does seem to have a sort of interest in both Roxas and Sora who each are closely connected to Ven.