Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Voldemort vs. Xehanort

Fun fact about them - their names actually rhyme and they both have three syllables.

Take a good look at these two villains of fiction and try to decide on your own terms which one is worse. Let's go through comparisons of what they've done to beloved heroes to get a clearer idea:

Lord Voldemort
- Became interested in dark magic at an early age as a Hogwarts student Tom Riddle, ever since he left Hogwarts he twisted his own soul by killing others, thus ripping it into eight pieces.
- Committed mass murder for decades, showing no mercy and remorse, bent on recreating the world in his own image
- His main enemy target was Harry Potter, who eventually killed him when his wand backfired and rebounded his own Killing Curse right back at him.
- Lord Voldemort was UGLY!
- The mastermind behind Voldemort's character is British novelist J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series.

Master Xehanort
- Grew up on Destiny Islands and became interested in other worlds, as an old man he showed interests in darkness and manipulated Terra to release his inner darkness for his plans.
- Caused eleven years of suffering across many different worlds using the Heartless and Nobodies, when he became Xemnas, his mind warped into insanity and his desire was to seek power over everything to become a ruler of his own world
- Has no real target enemy, except anyone who stands in his way, particularly, Sora, the Keyblade's chosen, although Xehanort's Heartless and Xemnas were both slain, they were done so in that order, so while Voldemort is dead, Xehanort is still alive and out there somewhere...
- Master Xehanort is NOT ugly. Old, maybe.
- The mastermind behind Xehanort's character is Tetsuya Nomura, renowned Final Fantasy character designer and the main director behind the Kingdom Hearts series.

So, who's worse? Voldemort or Xehanort? You decide. Perhaps future Kingdom Hearts games will give us more insight on Xehanort (a back story, hopefully), which could help even the score or tip the scales...

1 comment:

  1. There about equal. Backstories are somewhat similar.. If they were to battle it out, neither would win or lose. One because Voldemort can only be killed once the Hocruxes are destroyed and two, Xehanort can only be killed by the keyblade, which Voldemort or any HP character cannot use.