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Aerith
(エアリス)
KHII Aerith
Role Ally
Game(s) Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Origin Final Fantasy VII
Home World Radiant Garden
Other Residences Traverse Town (KH)
Katakana エアリス
Romaji Earisu
English Voice
Actor(s)
Mandy Moore (KH)
Mena Suvari (KHII)
Japanese Voice
Actor(s)
Maaya Sakamoto
"No matter how far away we are, our hearts will bring us together again."
—Aerith

Aerith is a character who lives in Traverse Town in Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, and in Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden in Kingdom Hearts II. Like most of Sora's allies, she originates from the Final Fantasy series.

Aerith, as an ally of Leon and Yuffie, is one of the three core Final Fantasy characters of the series, and takes an active support role with them in the defense of Hollow Bastion in Kingdom Hearts II. She also plays a part in Cloud's story, though does not directly assist him as she does her other allies.

Journal entriesEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

She lost her home to the Heartless at a very young age. Beneath her gentle disposition lies a strong will and a firm sense of duty. Many are naturally drawn to her. Aerith works with Leon and Yuffie to learn more about the Heartless and the "key".

"Final Fantasy VII"

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesEdit

A young woman who fought the Heartless. Her calm demeanor hides an unbreakable will.

Aerith also has a mysterious sense of truth, and is aware that Traverse Town and its inhabitants are a figment of Sora's memory.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

Final Fantasy VII

A young woman whose quiet eyes belie an unbreakable will. Like Leon, she met Sora while living away from her hometown, and helped him now and then on his journey.

StoryEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

Aerith is encountered by Donald and Goofy on the first trip to Traverse Town, where she explains the nature of Ansem Reports, as well as the Keyblade to them. She had a few more appearances along with Leon and Yuffie. Later, she showed up in Hollow Bastion after Ansem, Seeker of Darkness disappeared, and spends her time studying the Heartless's research in Hollow Bastion's library. If you talk to her a multiple number of times she will give you the missing Ansem Reports that Maleficent had and Curaga, the strongest Cure spell in the game.

In a scene exclusive to Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Aerith reveals she was aware Cloud was at Olympus Coliseum, and mentions Cloud seeking Sephiroth when she discusses the matter with Sora.

During the end credits she was seen with Leon and Yuffie inside the Hollow Bastion library, and was the first to greet Cloud when Cid returns him to their world.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesEdit

A memory-based version of Aerith appears in the Traverse Town floor in Castle Oblivion, along with Leon, Cid, and Yuffie. At first, she, like the other characters, expresses disbelief that she seems to know Sora despite not remembering him. After speaking with Sora one-to-one, she comes to realize that she is just a projection based off his memories of her.

She along with Maleficent in Riku's trek through the castle, are the only ones to realize this. She tells Sora to be on his guard. However, it seems that Sora is the only one who can see her in the first place, as Donald and Goofy assume that she had gone back with Leon, Yuffie, and Cid already.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

Aerith is a member of the Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee. In Kingdom Hearts II, she wears a modified version of her Before Crisis outfit, wearing a pink skirt instead of green. She helps during the invasion of Hollow Bastion by healing Yuffie and presumably continues to aid other characters or fight against the Heartless. Aerith assisted Sora later in the game during his movement against the Master Control Program by downloading the deletion program while guarding the computer room.

In her last appearance of the game, during the ending credits, she is seen sitting on a ledge and looking up towards the Radiant Garden's sky, possibly wondering what happened to Cloud and Sephiroth after their fight at the Dark Depths (assuming the player has completed the sidequest involving them). Throughout the story she encourages Cloud to do what he must to fulfill his goals. Aerith is sure that Cloud will find his light, which will lead the way back to them.

AppearanceEdit

In Kingdom Hearts, Aerith bears a strong resemblance to her original appearance in Final Fantasy VII, though she lacks her short, maroon overcoat and her thick, metal wristbands are replaced with what looks like coiled wire. She also has a loose, lilac belt around her waist with black string tied into a bow on it that was not present in her original design. Aerith wears a pink dress with magenta lining and buttons going down the front, all of which are buttoned except for the last two. She has a black string tied in the same fashion as the one on her belt around her neck like a necklace.

Her eyes are green and her hair is brown. Aerith's hair is long and styled into a braid down her back, with curls on either side of her face. Her bangs frame her face in a very similar manner to Sephiroth's own bangs (this is likely because at one point during the developing stages of Final Fantasy VII, Aerith and Sephiroth were planned to be siblings). She also wears brown boots.

In Kingdom Hearts II, Aerith's look changes, now somewhat resembling the way she looked in Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-, albeit with several differences. Her eyes and ribbon are much brighter, while her boots are paler. Aerith now wears a carmine pink and white top held up by a string that wraps around her neck. Underneath this top, Aerith wears a pink dress with a horizontal white stripe near the bottom. She wears yet another dress underneath the first one, this dress being white and slightly longer than the first.

AbilitiesEdit

Aerith, unlike most other Final Fantasy characters, has not yet been either a combat ally or opponent for Sora, or seen to engage directly in battle against an opponent, and so her combat abilities, if any, are unknown. Aerith does seem able to cast magic, however, as she casts a Curaga spell on Yuffie during the invasion of Hollow Bastion, and also upgrades Sora's Cure spell. This seems roughly in-line with her Limit breaks, centered around healing, in Final Fantasy VII.

Despite never physically being seen in battle, she is implied at one point to have held off waves of Heartless spawned by the MCP (coldly spurning Leon's concern over whether she would be able to handle it by herself), hinting that she does possess combat abilities.

She carries no visible weapons at any time, unlike most other Final Fantasy characters, but it would likely be a quarterstaff as per her original incarnation.

OriginEdit

Aerith FF7

Aerith Gainsborough, also known as Aeris, debuted in the original Final Fantasy VII as one of the lead female protagonists alongside Tifa Lockhart. Though seemingly fitting the role of a White Mage in this game, Aerith uses an actual melee weapon in the form of a staff rather than a scepter.

Aerith is the last member of an ancient race known as the Cetra. She makes a peaceful living as a flower girl with some form of communication with the Planet and develops a short-lived relationship with Zack Fair before meeting Cloud.

At the end of Disk 1 in the game, she is impaled through the heart by Sephiroth and dies almost instantly. This is one of the most infamous scenes in video game history and leaves a huge impact on the rest of the characters for the rest of the game and its sequels. However, even in death, she helps the characters out every once in a while.

Characters
Party Members
Sora - Donald Duck - Goofy
Tarzan - Aladdin - Ariel - Jack Skellington - Peter Pan - Beast
Summons
Simba - Genie - Dumbo - Bambi - Tinker Bell - Mushu
Main Villains
Ansem - Maleficent - Riku - Hades - Jafar - Captain Hook - Oogie Boogie - Ursula - Clayton
Non-playable characters
99 Puppies - Abu - Aerith - Alice - Aurora - Bathtub - Belle - Brooms - Card Soldiers - Carpet - Cave of Wonders Guardian - Cerberus - Chernabog - Cheshire Cat - Chip and Dale - Cid - Cinderella - Cloud - Crocodile - Daisy Duck - Doorknob - Dr. Finkelstein - Eeyore - Fairy Godmother - Flotsam and Jetsam - Flounder - Geppetto - Glut - Hercules - Huey, Dewey, and Louie - Iago - Ice Titan - Jane - Jasmine - Jiminy Cricket - Kairi - Kairi's Grandma - Kala - Kerchak - King Triton - Leon - Lock, Shock, and Barrel - Merlin - Mickey Mouse - Minnie Mouse - Moogles - Owl - Perdita - Philoctetes - Piglet - Pinocchio - Pluto - Pongo - Queen of Hearts - Rabbit - Rock Titan - Roo - Roxas - Sabor - Sally - Sebastian - Selphie - Sephiroth - Smee - Snow White - Terk - The Mayor - The Peddler - Tidus - Tigger - Wakka - Wendy - White Rabbit - Winnie the Pooh - Yuffie - Xemnas - Zero
Locations
Worlds
Destiny Islands - Disney Castle - Traverse Town - Wonderland - Olympus Coliseum - Deep Jungle - 100 Acre Wood - Agrabah - Monstro - Atlantica - Halloween Town - Neverland - Hollow Bastion - End of the World
Places
Dive to the Heart - World Terminus - Kingdom Hearts
Terms
Ansem Report - Final Keyhole - Keyblade - Keyhole - Mickey's Letter - Postcard - Princesses of Heart - Trinity Mark - Door to Darkness- Dalmations
Music
Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack - Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete - Simple and Clean
Archives
Accessories - Artwork - Bosses - Items - Other Weapons
Characters
Party Members
Sora - Riku - Donald Duck - Goofy - Mickey Mouse
Aladdin - Ariel - Jack Skellington - Peter Pan - Beast
Summons
Simba - Genie - Cloud - Dumbo - Bambi - Tinker Bell - Mushu
Main Villains
Marluxia - Lexaeus - Larxene - Vexen - Zexion - Axel
Hades - Jafar - Ursula - Oogie Boogie - Captain Hook - Maleficent - Ansem - Riku Replica
Non-playable characters
Aerith - Alice - Belle - Card Soldiers - Cave of Wonders Guardian - Cheshire Cat - Cid - DiZ - Dr. Finkelstein - Eeyore - Flounder - Geppetto - Hercules - Iago - Jasmine - Jiminy Cricket - Kairi - Leon - Moogles - Naminé - Owl - Philoctetes - Piglet - Pinocchio - Pluto - Queen of Hearts - Rabbit - Roo - Sally - Sebastian - Selphie - Tidus - Tigger - Wakka - Wendy - White Rabbit - Winnie the Pooh - Yuffie
Locations
Worlds
Traverse Town - Agrabah - Olympus Coliseum - Wonderland - Monstro - Halloween Town - Atlantica - Neverland - 100 Acre Wood - Hollow Bastion - Twilight Town - Destiny Islands - Castle Oblivion
Terms
Attack Cards - Card break - Cards - Enemy Cards - Friend Cards - Item Cards - Keyblade - Wayfinder - Magic Cards - Map Cards - Memory - Memory Pod - Premium Cards - Reload Card - Replica - Sleight - Summon Cards - World Cards
Music
Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete - Simple and Clean
Archives
Artwork - Bosses - Enemies
Characters
Party Members
Roxas - Sora - Donald Duck - Goofy
Mulan - Beast - Auron - Jack Sparrow - Aladdin - Jack Skellington - Simba - Tron - Riku
Summons
Chicken Little - Genie - Stitch - Peter Pan
Main Villains
Organization XIII
Xemnas - Xigbar - Xaldin - Saïx - Axel - Demyx - Luxord
Maleficent - Pete - Shan-Yu - Hades - Ursula - Captain Barbossa - Jafar - Oogie Boogie - Scar - MCP - Sark
Non-playable characters
Abu - Aerith - Ansem the Wise - Ariel - Auron - Axel - Bathtub - Belle - Brooms - Captain Barbossa - Captain Pete - Carpet - Cave of Wonders Guardian - Cerberus - Chien Po - Chip - Chip and Dale - Cid - Clara Cluck - Clarabelle Cow - Cloud - Cogsworth - Daisy Duck - Demyx - Diablo - Dr. Finkelstein - Eeyore - Elizabeth Swann - Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather - Flotsam and Jetsam - Flounder - Fuu - Gopher - Gullwings - Hayabusa - Hayner - Hercules - Horace Horsecollar - Hostile Program - Huey, Dewey, and Louie - Hydra - Iago - Jasmine - Jiminy Cricket - Kairi - Kanga - King Triton - Leon - Li Shang - Ling - Lock, Shock, and Barrel - Lumiere - Luxord - Megara - Merlin - Mickey Mouse - Mickey Mouse (Timeless River) - Minnie Mouse - Moogles - Mrs. Potts - Mufasa - Mushu - Nala - Naminé - Olette - Owl - Pain and Panic - Pegasus - Pence - Philoctetes - Piglet - Pluto - Prince Eric - Pumbaa - Rabbit - Rafiki - Rai - Reindeer - Roo - Saïx - Sally - Santa Claus - Sark - Scar - Scar's Ghost - Scrooge McDuck - Sebastian - Seifer - Selphie - Sephiroth - Setzer - Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed - Terra-Xehanort - The Emperor - The Experiment - The Mayor - The Peddler - The Wardrobe - Tifa - Tigger - Timon - Tinker Bell - Undead Pirates - Vivi - William Turner - Winnie the Pooh - Xaldin - Xigbar - Yao - Yen Sid - Yuffie - Zero
Locations
Worlds
Twilight Town - Destiny Islands - Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden - The Land of Dragons - Beast's Castle - 100 Acre Wood - Olympus Coliseum - Disney Castle - Timeless River - Atlantica - Port Royal - Agrabah - Halloween Town - Pride Lands - Space Paranoids - The World That Never Was
Places
Dive to the Heart - Old Mansion - Betwixt and Between - Mysterious Tower - Underworld - Christmas Town - Castle That Never Was - Kingdom Hearts
Terms
Cornerstone of Light - Drive Form - Gate - Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee - Kairi's Letter - Keyblade - Kingdom Hearts Encoder - Organization XIII - Princesses of Heart - Reaction Command - Secret Ansem Report - Skateboard - Struggle
Music
Kingdom Hearts II Original Soundtrack - Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete - Sanctuary
Archives
Accessories - Artwork - Bosses - Enemies - Items - Other Weapons - Songs
Final Fantasy Characters
Characters introduced in Kingdom Hearts
Tidus | Selphie | Wakka | Cid | Leon | Yuffie | Aerith | Cloud | Sephiroth | Moogles
Characters introduced in Kingdom Hearts II
Seifer | Rai | Fuu | Vivi | Setzer | Auron | Tifa | Yuna, Rikku, and Paine
Characters introduced in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Zack