Organization XIII

Organization XIII (Japanese: XIII機関, Hepburn: Jūsan Kikan?) is a fictional group of characters featured in Square Enix and Disney Interactive Studios' Kingdom Hearts video game series. The group comprises thirteen beings without hearts called "Nobodies".

The Organization was originally introduced in the bonus trailer of Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, "Another Side, Another Story ", where their Japanese name was translated as the "Thirteenth Order". The group was later introduced as the "Organization" in the game Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, where they serve as the main antagonists, and returns in the same role in Kingdom Hearts II. Organization XIII is prominently featured in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days as characters available for play, along with a new, female member named Xion. Several members, prior to becoming Nobodies, appear in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, and return following their restoration in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.

The group was moderately well received by reviewers. Comments focused on their difficulty as adversaries and mysterious nature which fueled expectations of future titles. Roxas specifically received press comments, focused on his introduction in Kingdom Hearts II.

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Organization XIII - Reception
... The obscure nature of the Organization's activities throughout Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II have led reviewers to describe them as an "ominous" group that "seem ... have created expectation Andrew Reiner of Game Informer included "What secret lies behind Organization XIII?" as one of the main questions that are answered and that serve as plot devices in ... Visually, the artwork of Organization XIII's members is based more on the styles of Final Fantasy rather than those of Disney ...
Characters Of Kingdom Hearts - Antagonists - Organization XIII
... Organization XIII (XIII機関, Jūsan Kikan?) is a group of thirteen Nobodies based in the World That Never Was who seek to discover the mysteries that ... The Organization is first formed when Ansem the Wise's six apprentices—Xehanort, Braig, Dilan, Even, Aeleus, and Ienzo—discard their hearts, their Nobodies becoming the first members of the Organization ... In Kingdom Hearts II, the Organization's plan is fully revealed as they use Sora to eliminate the Heartless, taking the hearts that emerge and using them to create Kingdom Hearts, which they believe will allow them ...
Kingdom Hearts II - Plot - Characters
... playable in the beginning and DiZ, a man in red robes with a vendetta against Organization XIII ... Organization XIII, a group of beings without hearts introduced in Chain of Memories, is established as the main group of antagonists early on ... Organization XIII controls the Nobodies, the "empty shell" left over when a strong-hearted person becomes a Heartless ...
Xigbal - Reception
... The obscure nature of the Organization's activities throughout Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II have led reviewers to describe them as an "ominous" group ... This mysterious perception is furthered by the fact that some members of Organization XIII present themselves as dark silhouettes with their faces covered, acting as an "enigmatic robed and cowled ... Andrew Reiner of Game Informer included "What secret lies behind Organization XIII?" as one of the main questions that are answered and that serve as plot devices in Kingdom Hearts II, creating ...
Roxas (Kingdom Hearts) - Creation and Development
... was one of the first characters created for Organization XIII, and was always intended to be the 13th member ... his birth and his disappearance from Organization XIII ... Sora's games, he is on a journey around the worlds, while Roxas always returns to Organization XIII after each mission ...

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