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What are some of your favorite Heartless?



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Heartless have appeared in most games within this franchise since their debut. Many different varieties often fitting the aesthetic of the world they appear in. Nightwalkers appear in Land of dragons, Devastators in Space paranoids, Air Pirates in Neverland, etc. Some Heartless are bosses or have to team up to be a threat. Surely with so much variety you may have grown attached to a certain kind. You may like the Heartless for the design, challenge, strategy, drops, even the story in certain cases.

If I had to list my favorites in a top 10 it would be:
1. Soldier/High Soldier or Stealth Soldier
2. Shadow/Gigant shadow or Neoshadow
3. Devastator/Reckless
4. Grim Reaper
5. Guard Armor
6. Inferno Engine
7. Strafer
8. Lance Soldier/Warrior
9. Bookmaster/Runemaster or Emerald blues/Spring metal
10. Trick Ghost/Magic Phantom or LeechGrave

I adore Shadows and Soldiers mostly because all the Heartless I fought in KH1 were in Traverse town when I was really young. Any new form of Shadows and Soldiers makes me super excited. Space paranoids has my favorite aesthetic for the Heartless so naturally Strafers and Devastator/Reckless are high up on my list. Also Kh2 is my favorite game in the series so a chunk of my favorites are from it.

I would like to hear everyone else’s favorites.
(Also I’m new here)
 

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I'm quite fond of the Power Wilder heartless. I like monkeys in general so I've always loved their designs. I was happy they came back for KH3 even if they were out of place in the worlds. Aside from them I love the classic Shadow and Neo Shadows.

As for bosses my favorites are the Guard Amour, World of Chaos, Skoll, and the giant T Rex from San Fransokyo
 

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I'm quite fond of the Power Wilder heartless. I like monkeys in general so I've always loved their designs. I was happy they came back for KH3 even if they were out of place in the worlds. Aside from them I love the classic Shadow and Neo Shadows.

As for bosses my favorites are the Guard Amour, World of Chaos, Skoll, and the giant T Rex from San Fransokyo

Powerwilds returning was nice. I was worried due to fairly heavy theming to match the Tarzan world means Powerwild would never appear again (Besides Com). I feel Powerwilds fit nicely in the Caribbean and decent in Twilight town, only feeling out of place in Tangled. I wish Bouncywild replaced Powerwilds when the Powerwilds are clinging to walls or up on tree branches. Sniperwild would have fit in San fransokyo. Speaking of that world Catastrochorus (The T Rex) was a great battle and had enjoyable build up for the encounter.
 

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In terms of design, I’m actually quite fond of (including both Purebloods and Emblems):

Pureblood
  • Shadow
  • Neoshadow
  • Dark Inferno
  • Bit Sniper
  • Thresholder
  • Gargoyle Knight / Warrior
  • Fluttering
  • The Lich
Emblem
  • Soldier
  • High Soldier
  • Air Soldier (KH3)
  • Large Body
  • Helmed Body
  • Fat Bandit
  • Gold Beat
  • Popcat
  • Powerwild
  • Bandit
  • Barrel Spider
  • Pot Scorpion
  • Pot Centipede
  • Search Ghost
  • Screwdiver
  • Aquatank
  • Gargoyle
  • Wight Knight
  • Pirate
  • Air Pirate
  • Battleship
  • Defender
  • Mushroom XIII
  • Angel Star
  • Creeper Plant
  • Crescendo
  • Tornado Step
  • Trick Ghost
  • Rabid Dog
  • Hook Bat
  • Hammer Frame
  • Fortuneteller
  • Driller Mole
  • Lance Soldier
  • Luna Bandit
  • Strafer
  • Living Bone / Shaman
  • Armored Knight
  • Surveillance Robot
  • Dual Durandal
  • Bizarre Archer
  • Pretender
  • Wicked Wick
  • Ratty Rat
  • Ring-a-Ding
  • Piercing Knight
  • Rock Troll
  • Saytr
  • Toy Trooper
  • Marionette
  • Pole Cannon
  • Pogo Shovel
  • Parasol Beauty
  • Cheif Puff
  • Puffballs
  • Chaos Carriage
  • Winterhorn
  • Frost Serpent
  • Vaporfly
  • Spear Lizard
  • Sea Sprite
  • Anchor Raider
  • Tire Blade
  • Guard Armor
  • Trickmaster
  • Stealth Sneak
  • Parasite Cage
  • Phantom
  • Kurt Zisa
  • Prison Keeper
  • Volcanic and Blizzard Lords
  • Storm Rider
  • Grim Reaper
  • Groundshaker
  • Enraged Elk
  • Mean Maiden
  • Sköll
  • Lightning Angler
  • Catastrachorous
 

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Because I like the designs:

Shadow
Soldier
Phantom
Sea Neons / Sheltering Zones
Powerwilds
The various magic-based flying triangle things
Wyverns
Behemoths
Neoshadow
Trickmaster
Pot Spider
White Mushroom
Angel Star
Luna Bandit
Bizarre Archer
The Flan
Winterhorn
Darkside

Because they make random battles more interesting:

Soldier
Wight Knight
Bandit
Powerwilds
Pirate
Air Pirate
Fat Bandit
Large Body (at least in KH1 anyway)
Lance Soldier
Screwdrivers
Basically all the KH1 Hollow Bastion and EotW Heartless
Hot Rod
Morning Star
Graveyard
Fortuneteller
Parasol Beauty
Frost Serpent
Trick Ghosts
Devastator
Living Bone
Rock / Metal Troll

Because they're fun bosses:

Phantom
Stealth Sneak
Parasite Cage
Kurt Zisa
Skoll
The last Pride Lands boss

I generally prefer Disney bosses to Heartless bosses though... The funny thing is a lot of the Nightmare bosses in 3D are more fun than the Heartless ones in the main games. I think it's something about most of them being enormous in size that makes it more fun? I'm fuzzy on Days' Heartless. I remember that monster in Halloween Town, but most everything else is drawing a blank
 

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I'm fuzzy on Days' Heartless. I remember that monster in Halloween Town, but most everything else is drawing a blank
About Days heartess I remember the leecher thing in Halloween Town, the Antlion in the ruins of Agrabah, the one in the bridge of Beast Castle that advanced slowly like a demon wall from FF and the Ruler of the Sky from Neverland. To this day these are still some of my favorite heartless due to them being quite difficult, partly due to the wonky combat system, but I like their designs, too.
 

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About Days heartess I remember the leecher thing in Halloween Town, the Antlion in the ruins of Agrabah, the one in the bridge of Beast Castle that advanced slowly like a demon wall from FF and the Ruler of the Sky from Neverland. To this day these are still some of my favorite heartless due to them being quite difficult, partly due to the wonky combat system, but I like their designs, too.

Some more cool Days Heartless is the Zip slasher(& relatives), Ariel Master(& relatives), Large armor(& relatives), Barrier Master, Deserter, Dustflier. I really like it when Heartless feel dangerous and not something easily mowed down. Kh1 has lots of this near the finale meanwhile Kh2 reserves most of this for CoR. Idk about you all but Kh3 Heartless were very hit and miss with me. I’m going to list which Heartless I like for challenge/design.

Heartless I adore for challenge

Heartless in Hollow Bastion/End of world Kh1
Heartless in Caver of Remembranc Kh2fm
Assault Rider
Crimson Jazz
Morning Star
Fat bandit (All appearances)
Hot Rod
Toy Soldier/Graveyard
Battleship
Rock/Metal Troll (Sometimes)
Living Bones
Chimera
Neoshadow (Kh1 and Days)

Heartless loved mostly for design

Shadow
Neoshadow
Soldier & relatives
Zip Slasher & Relatives
Ariel Master & Relatives
Screwdiver
Bandit and Luna bandit
Powerwild and Bouncywild (and Sniperwild)
Wight knight
Hollow Bastion Heartless
End of the world Heartless
Space Paranoid Heartless
Guard Armor/Opposite armor
Darkside
 

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My favorite heartless in design are the tornado steps.. they're so cute :~)

for fighting my favorites would be:
Dark Inferno (KH3) (big fav)
Angel Star (KH1FM)
Zip Slasher and all its variants (Days)
Pot Scorpion
the Pride Lands boss in KH2.. that one was really creative
Demon tides and towers are fun too
I also remember really liking the Chimera fight, despite half of my battle time being spent running away from it.. i think i liked it more because i found it on accident lol
 

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Invisible
Demon Tower
Lich
Neoshadow
Air Soldier
Green Requiem
Search Ghost
Bandit
Screwdriver
Wight Knight
Wyvern
Defender
Crescendo
Tornado Step
Assault Rider
Armored Knight
Anchor Raider
Winterhorn
Guard Armor
Frost Serpent
Trick Master
Stealth Sneak
Phantom
Kurt Zisa
Prison Keeper
Storm Rider
The Experiment
Ansem: Seeker of Darkness
Scar
 

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My favourite heartless would be Mushroom XIII Simply because of their cute design, plus I find it kinda funny there all wearing Organization XIII coats, other than that have to say Search Ghost I really liked Halloween town so I liked the fact they made specific heartless for that world. Skoll was a cool design and fun boss fight.
Other heartless I like the design of:
Shadows
Darklings
Parasole Beauty
Bouncy Wilds
Lich
Sea Neon
There are some others but I can’t recall the names right now.
 
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