Sunday, July 31, 2016

Hogwarts House Sorting: Kingdom Hearts Characters


WARNING: This post contains spoilers for the Kingdom Hearts series

Since it's Harry Potter's birthday on July 31, I decided to do a sorting for one of my all time favorite series: Kingdom Hearts. Enjoy! 


Hufflepuff (almost Gryffindor)

At first glance, Sora should be sorted into Gryffindor. He rushes into things without thinking, he's courageous and righteous and fights for justice. He's a hero, no question about it. But if we get to the “heart” of things, he’s more of a Hufflepuff. His entire quest is about finding his friends and keeping people safe. He fights so that there may be peace in the world. Also, he's likable and warm like Hufflepuffs. He makes new friends easily and builds strong relationships. He’s kind, and even Ansem the Wise called him, “far too nice for his own good” (sounds like a Hufflepuff to me). Besides all this, he's loyal to a fault and completely honest (also, quite naive).

Notable quote to further my case
Hufflepuffs normally get pegged as laid-back (even lazy), so I present the first thing Kairi says to Sora: “Sora, you lazy bum. I knew I’d find you snoozing down here.”

And Hufflepuffs are all about friendship, thus THIS quote: "Although my heart may be weak, it's not alone. It's grown with each new experience. And it's found a home with all the friends I've made. I've become a part of their heart, just as they've become a part of mine. And if they think of me now and then, if they don't forget me, then our hearts will be one. I don't need a weapon. My friends are my power!"

Hufflepuff (almost Ravenclaw)

Kairi is more so Hufflepuff, but I could also see her as a Ravenclaw. After all, in the first Kingdom Hearts, Kairi wants to explore the other worlds, she seeks knowledge. In Kingdom Hearts II, she's clever and persistently tries to remember Sora because she knows something is amiss. She also figures out Riku is Ansem in disguise before anyone else.

But deep down, she’s a Hufflepuff. She’s so pure and kind (Hello, Princess of Heart, anyone?), and she’s always willing to help her friends. She even jumps into the darkness just for a chance to see Sora and Riku. The reason why she isn't Gryffindor and is more Hufflepuff is because I feel like she would prefer to avoid confrontation, however brave she may be. She desires peace and would be content to hang out with Sora and Riku on Destiny Islands, as is their tradition.

Notable quote to further my case
Her loyalty is beyond measure (a true Hufflepuff), hence: “Don’t ever forget: wherever you go, I’m always with you.”

Slytherin (almost Gryffindor)

Now, I kind of wanted to put Riku in Gryffindor. After all, he’s brave and a bit conceited (conceited in the sense that some of his actions are fueled by a desire for great exploits, not to mention he's in constant competition with Sora). He’s daring and brave. He wants to leave Destiny Islands and venture off into the unknown.

However, when it comes down to it, he isn’t as extroverted or rash as a Gryffindor. I think, in the end, he’s a Slytherin, which definitely doesn’t make him a “bad guy” (being Slytherin does not make you evil). He’s reserved and loyal to his small inner circle (rather than the greater good). He craves power, which gets him into trouble during the first Kingdom Hearts, and he can be quite cunning, pursuing something to achieve his own end (which could mean protecting his close friends).

Notable quote to further my case
Like any Slytherin, he’ll go to great lengths to protect his close friends: "Are you what's trapping him in that nightmare? 'Cause if you are... I'm what nightmares fear!"


I think Roxas would be a Ravenclaw. I mean, from the start we realize (and Roxas realizes) that something is not quite right in good ol' Twilight Town. He starts questioning everything (Do I have a heart? Is this place even real?) and (unfortunately) finds the answers he seeks. He tirelessly searches to find out more about Sora, Naminé, and all things concerning his past. Even when he was in the Organization, he always thirsted for knowledge and quickly transforms from a mindless zombie to that of an informed individual. He’s open minded and even listens to outside sources (Naminé, Riku, etc.) before he quits the Organization completely. He questions his leader and even believes he has a heart, no matter what everyone else says.

Notable quote to further my case
He questions everything (*cough cough* Ravenclaw): "Why did the Keyblade choose me?... I have to know."


Now, Ravenclaws have classically been seen as more left-brain academic and even scientific, but they’re also creative, which could mean artistic. Naminé is very much an artist, a creative mind. She spins false memories, which she implants in Sora’s heart, so she has to have a LOT of creativity in order for everything to be so believable. She also is open minded (another Ravenclaw trait), and when she meets Sora and is given the opportunity to run from her Castle Oblivion captives, she does and helps her new found friends. Not to mention, she's much more introverted than a lot of the other Kingdom Hearts characters. Ravenclaws tend to be introverted, hence this sorting.

Notable quote to further my case
An example of her creativity (a major Ravenclaw trait) at work, when she’s telling Roxas what she’s done and what she's doing now: "About a year ago, some things happened, and I had to take apart the memories chained together in Sora's heart. But now... I'm putting them all back exactly the way they were. It's taken me a long time, but pretty soon Sora will be his old self again.”


Xion could be a Gryffindor; after all, she’s fearless and ready to do what’s right, even if it means sacrificing herself for the greater good. However, I think she’s more of a Hufflepuff than anything else. She’s caring and kind and would rather sit on a clock tower eating sea salt ice cream with friends than start a fight. (And she doesn’t have the ability to fully use her Keyblade until later on in 358/2 Days.) But, as mentioned above, she sacrifices herself because of Roxas and for Sora. She’s willing to lay down her life for friends, even people she hasn't even met.

Notable quote to further my case
When she's willing to do anything to help her friends (Yup, that's a Hufflepuff): "Yeah. I did. I'm on the verge of losing everything I ever cared about. I can't let that happen. Tell me what I need to do."

Gryffindor (this one was hard)

Axel was kind of difficult to figure out. On the one hand, he’s calculating and clever, so I was kind of leaning towards Ravenclaw or Slytherin, but in the end, I sided with Gryffindor because he is the first one to jump in and save his friends. Sometimes, his passion and sacrifice is unbelievably extreme. He’s very much attuned to fire, emotion, and courage, and even a bit of pride. He’s resourceful to boot and a downright hero when it comes down to it. Besides, he’s just loyal to his friends and able to swoop in and save the day, no matter the cost.

Notable quote to further my case
When he takes on a whole horde of heartless (just jumps into the fray like a true Gryffindor) and sacrifices himself: “Well, that's what happens when you put your whole being into an attack. You know what I mean? Not that Nobodies actually HAVE beings... right?"

Do you like Harry Potter? Kingdom Hearts? Both? 


  1. I love this. I don't know Kingdom Hearts as well as you, but I love how you sorted them. I'm glad you pointed out that Slytherin does not mean "evil" and that Ravenclaw's can be creative/artists as well! :)

    Also Roxas being a Ravenclaw just reaffirms why he's one of my favorites. <33

    1. I'm so glad you agree!

      Hehe, Roxas is awesome. He's, hands down, a Ravenclaw.