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Wakka
(ワッカ)
Wakka KHREC
Role Ally
Game(s) Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts coded
Origin Final Fantasy X
Home World Destiny Islands
Katakana ワッカ
Romaji Wakka
English Voice
Actor(s)
Dee Bradley Baker
Japanese Voice
Actor(s)
Kazuya Nakai

Wakka is a minor character in the Kingdom Hearts series, originally from Final Fantasy X.

He first appears in Destiny Islands in Kingdom Hearts; Wakka is fifteen years old at the beginning of Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories.

Journal entriesEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

A boy who lived on the Destiny Islands. He looks out for Tidus and Selphie like a big brother. Nobody knows what happened to him after his island disappeared.

"Final Fantasy X"

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesEdit

A boy from Sora's islands.

Despite being the oldest, Wakka is modest and takes good care of his friends.

Kingdom Hearts Re:codedEdit

A boy from the Destiny Islands, just like Sora. He's the oldest kid in the bunch, but doesn't throw his weight around; when his bruddas (or sista) need something, he's there to make sure they're taken care of.

StoryEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

Wakka is a resident of the Destiny Islands and a friend of Sora, Kairi, and Riku. He spends a lot of time with Tidus and Selphie, and treats them just as a big brother would. He and Tidus expressed their curiosity over the Secret Place, and were thinking of exploring it.

Like Selphie and Tidus, Wakka appears in Sora's Dive to the Heart on the Destiny Islands area. His question, "What do you want outta life?" also helps determine the leveling pace throughout the rest of the game. Sora can answer with either A) to see rare sights, B) to broaden my horizons, or C) to be strong.

He can be fought while on Destiny Islands. He uses his Blitzball to attack as he did in Final Fantasy X (thus requiring the player to deflect Wakka's Blitzball back at him), but this one lacking the bumps and Spiran script for the word "Blitzball" of the original Blitzball. Nevertheless, this makes him, out of all the Destiny Islands and Twilight Town Final Fantasy characters, the only one to use the exact same weapon as his original incarnation.

After Destiny Islands is destroyed, it is unknown what happened to him.

He is last seen playing with Tidus and Selphie after the island was restored in the end credits.

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesEdit

A memory-based version of Wakka appears in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories inside the Destiny Islands simulation in Castle Oblivion. In the ending credits of Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, the real Wakka is shown playing with Selphie and Tidus on a beach while Kairi is facing the Small Island.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

Wakka makes no appearance in Kingdom Hearts II, just as Tidus doesn't. The two are only briefly mentioned by Selphie when she is talking to Kairi early on in the game, described as being "wrapped up in their ball game" (A reference to Blitzball from Final Fantasy X).

Kingdom Hearts codedEdit

Wakka makes his third appearance in Kingdom Hearts coded, this time as a data version of himself, appearing on the data version of Destiny Islands, alongside Tidus and Selphie. He appears on Destiny Islands talking to Sora.

AppearanceEdit

Wakka in Kingdom Hearts resembles his Final Fantasy X incarnation, but is younger and sports a simpler outfit. Wakka retains his orange hair and enormous coif, as well as his baggy yellow pants that close up halfway down his lower legs. Each leg of these pants has a large, grey, "X"-shaped strap with blue tips, possibly referencing Wakka's game of origin. In Final Fantasy X, these "X"s were located on Wakka's jacket, while his pant legs sported three straps on each leg shaped like thinner "X"s.

Wakka wears a tank top resembling his original jacket, though the jacket was mostly orange and black, as opposed to this tank top's pale yellow color with black lining. Like in his original game, he wears sandals, though this Wakka's sandals are green. He wears blue wristbands on each wrist, has brown eyes, and has small stud earrings not present in his original design. Wakka lacks the fish necklace he wore in Final Fantasy X, and wields a simpler version of his Blitzball as a weapon.

AbilitiesEdit

Blitzball

Wakka's Blitzball.

Like in Final Fantasy X, Wakka fights by throwing his Blitzball.

On Destiny Islands, he practices fighting skills with Sora as a way for the player to improve his level. During this battle, if Sora can manage to block one of Wakka's attacks via hitting the ball back at him, it earns him one tech point. If Wakka jumps in the air and throws the ball at Sora and Sora successfully blocks it he gets two tech points. After defeating Tidus, Selphie, and Wakka as individuals, Sora is able to fight against them all at the same time.

Like Selphie and Tidus, Wakka's battle stance and basic attack are based off his Final Fantasy X appearance. Also, his attack where he yells "Take this!" is based off one of his Overdrives, Status Reels.

OriginEdit

In Final Fantasy X, Wakka is a major character and a twenty-three year old retired Blitzball player from the isle of Besaid. His name means "water" in Ainu, a near-extinct Japanese dialect. In addition to being one of Yuna's guardians and childhood friends, he was captain of the Besaid Aurochs, a Blitzball team. Wakka is very religious, and always follows and believes in the teachings of Yevon.

TriviaEdit

  • Originally, Wakka was not intended to be in Kingdom Hearts; his role was supposed to be filled by Irvine Kinneas from Final Fantasy VIII.[citation needed]
  • Wakka's character model is reused and with a new palette for a minor character. This character can only be seen in Agrabah after you have cleared the story as one of the many non-playable character managing the shops, but doesn't reappear again in subsequent visits as the Heartless reappear once the player leaves and returns.
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Ansem - Maleficent - Riku - Hades - Jafar - Captain Hook - Oogie Boogie - Ursula - Clayton
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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
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Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack - Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete - Simple and Clean
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Simba - Genie - Cloud - Dumbo - Bambi - Tinker Bell - Mushu
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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
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Traverse Town - Agrabah - Olympus Coliseum - Wonderland - Monstro - Halloween Town - Atlantica - Neverland - 100 Acre Wood - Hollow Bastion - Twilight Town - Destiny Islands - Castle Oblivion
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Music
Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete - Simple and Clean
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Data-Sora
Data-Cloud - Data-Hercules - Data-Genie - Donald Duck - Goofy
Main Villains
Maleficent - Pete - Sora's Heartless
Non-playable characters
Mickey Mouse - Moogles - Chip and Dale - Jiminy Cricket - Data-Aladdin - Data-Alice - Data-Card Soldiers - Data-Cheshire Cat - Data-Cid - Data-Hades - Data-Huey, Data-Dewey, and Data-Louie - Data-Iago - Data-Jafar - Data-Jasmine - Data-Naminé - Data-Philoctetes - Data-Pluto - Data-Queen of Hearts - Data-Riku - Data-Roxas - Data-Selphie - Data-Peddler - Data-Tidus - Data-Wakka - Data-White Rabbit - Riku - Sora - Kairi - Aqua - Ventus - Terra - Axel - Roxas - Xion
Locations
Worlds
Disney Castle - Datascape - Dive to the Heart - Destiny Islands - Traverse Town - Wonderland - Olympus Coliseum - Agrabah - Hollow Bastion - Castle Oblivion
Terms
Alice's Trial - Bug Blox - Debug Ability - Hercules Memo - Hero's License - Inkling - Keyblade - Keyhole - Mickey's Letters - Version Up
Music
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original Soundtrack - Simple and Clean
Archives
Artwork - Bosses - Items
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Tidus | Selphie | Wakka | Cid | Leon | Yuffie | Aerith | Cloud | Sephiroth | Moogles
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