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Storm Rider
Enemy Type Heartless
Role Boss
Origin Kingdom Hearts II
Home World The Land of Dragons
Katakana ストームライダー
Romaji Sutōmu Raidā

The Storm Rider is an Emblem Heartless who can be found exclusively as a boss in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix.

Journal EntryEdit

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

A giant Heartless that appeared in the sky of the Land of Dragons. An intense battle was fought by Sora above the palace.

Originally a creature that gave strength to the earth and people, it was turned into a Heartless.


Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

The Storm Rider was originally a dragon sleeping under Tung-Shao that gave strength to the Land of Dragons. However, when Sora and his friends returned in order to search for Organization XIII, they found that a man in black had transformed it into an immense Heartless and sent it to attack the Imperial City. Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Mulan rushed to the city to warn the Emperor about the dragon and this man, but they catch up to him at the palace and he reveals himself to be Xigbar.

He runs off, leaving his Snipers behind to fight them, but they defeat the Nobodies and go in to talk to the Emperor. However, just as they finish warning him the Storm Rider attacks, and they rush out to fight it off. Sora and his friends are able to slay the dragon, returning peace to the Land of Dragons and the Emperor rewards Mulan by letting her serve alongside Captain Li Shang.


The Storm Rider is a large blue dragon with a long, curled tail and twisted, yellow spikes lining its back. Its wings are actually long, five-fingered hands with ornate webbing between the fingers. Each finger sports a short, white claw and the webbing is decorated by a swirling pattern. The Heartless's underside is lined by two rows of three gold cymbals. Its lower jaw is large, jagged and yellow, its upper jaw is blue and its eyes are glowing yellow with blue-green "eyebrows". White hair is visible around the Heartless's eyes and mouth, and forms "tusks" on the sides of its mouth. The Storm Rider also has two bent, red horns on its head, its only vulnerable points. Its Heartless emblem is on its chin.

In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, the Storm Rider becomes predominantly brown and orange, its hair and fingers become black, its lower jaw becomes white, and the webbing between it fingers is now red and orange, as opposed to the original white and yellow.


The Storm Rider's name refers to the electricity it generates, similar to lightning storms. "Rider" may reference the fact that Sora can hold on to its back spikes and "ride" it, or the fact that it "rides" the wind.


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