"Beyond both light and dark he dwells, to where war was waged beyond the fells."
—The Magic Mirror
Keyblade G
Keyblade Graveyard
Background Information
Feature films
Television programs
Video games Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Park attractions
Other Information
Other names
Location Unknown
Ruler(s) Master Xehanort
Inhabitants Xehanort, Vanitas, Lingering Will
Visitors Terra, Aqua, Ventus, Mickey Mouse, Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy, Braig
Final state
The Keyblade Graveyard is a world that appears in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. It was first revealed in Kingdom Hearts II's secret ending, "The Gathering". Before its formal introduction as a world, the Keyblade Graveyard is known as Template:Nihongo.

Settings and AreasEdit

The Keyblade Graveyard is made up of unending, rocky badlands, scarred by the battles of the Keyblade War. Early on, Terra and Ventus investigate the world at the Template:Nihongo, where they run into Master Xehanort and Vanitas, respectively. Later, the Vanitas Remnant and Lingering Will appear here, where they challenge intruders to battle.

Each of the heroes eventually enter the true battlegrounds of the world at the Template:Nihongo, a small outcropping of rock overlooking the shattered vista below. It leads into the Template:Nihongo, where literal storms of raw emotion roam freely. Within the Template:Nihongo inside each twister, Unversed lurk, ready to attack all who are captured by the maelstrom. Past the storms is the Template:Nihongo, a small ravine containing a save point and a Moogle Shop. The final area, the titular Template:Nihongo are two crossroads, covered by the Keyblades of the wielders who fell during the Keyblade War. During his battle with the heroes, Master Xehanort creates a pillar of rock from the graveyard, and summons Kingdom Hearts to shine down upon it.

After Master Xehanort steals Terra's body and is reborn as Terra-Xehanort, Terra's soul animates his armor as the Lingering Will, locks them both within the Template:Nihongo, and forces him into a final battle. Meanwhile, Ventus and Vanitas have reunited into Ventus-Vanitas, and Ventus is forced to fight off Vanitas's control within Template:Nihongo. Both of these areas vanish after the battle ends.


Kingdom Hearts Birth by SleepEdit

The Keyblade Graveyard is shown numerous times throughout the game as a rather enigmatic place for random battles at first. The world first appears when Ventus sees Vanitas floating through space, and follows him to question him on his earlier comment of Terra no longer being Terra. Ven once again visits the Keyblade Graveyard when he discovers that his friend and companion, King Mickey Mouse, has been abducted to the Keyblade Graveyard by Master Xehanort as to lure him into a trap. Later on, Vanitas appears before Ventus on Destiny Islands and reveals that he is the embodiment of the darkness inside Ventus's heart, and was created by Master Xehanort in the Keyblade Graveyard. At the game's climax, through the manipulations of Master Xehanort, Terra, Aqua and Ventus each end up at the Keyblade Graveyard and meet up. Master Xehanort appears alongside Vanitas, and explains to them that this was the place were a great battle took place, the Keyblade War, also revealing his intentions to use the X-blade to unlock Kingdom Hearts and unleash the forbidden secrets of the Keyblade War upon the worlds. An epic battle ensues, and after Master Xehanort freezes Ventus and drops him off a cliff, and Vanitas knocks Aqua unconscious, Terra uses the darkness in his heart to fight Master Xehanort.

Terra defeats him, but this allows Master Xehanort to take over Terra's body, thus creating Xehanort. However, Terra's soul finds its way into his discarded armor, creating the Lingering Will. The two fight, eventually ending with the Lingering Will winning by knocking out Xehanort. Meanwhile, Aqua fights Braig to defend a frozen Ventus. After Braig escapes, she is knocked out by Vanitas. Before he can finish her off, Ventus thaws out and fights him. Afterwards, Vanitas shows his true face, identical to Sora's, and forces Ventus to absorb him and both are transported to the Awakening where they have their last battle while Aqua and Mickey are forced to fight Ventus, possessed by Vanitas. Vanitas is defeated in both fights and fades out of existence, and the χ-blade is destroyed, resulting with Ventus losing his completed heart. A huge blast (created by the shattered χ-blade) transports Xehanort to another world and Aqua and Ventus's bodies into the Lanes Between, where they are found and rescued by Mickey. The Lingering Will kneels down, and swears to Aqua and Ven that one day, he will end this conflict.

Although known as an inhabitant of Keyblade Graveyard, Xehanort actually hails from the Destiny Islands.

Kingdom Hearts II Final MixEdit

In Disney Castle, a portal to the Keyblade Graveyard appears in the Hall of the Cornerstone. Chip and Dale summon Sora, Donald, and Goofy, who enter the portal and find the Lingering Will alone in the Keyblade Graveyard. The Lingering Will first wonders if Sora is Aqua, Ventus, Riku or even Xehanort. Calling out Xehanort's name, the Lingering Will engages Sora in a fierce battle. Sora manages to defeat the Lingering Will, who respectfully acknowledges Sora as a true Keyblade Master and then returns to his normal position. If Sora comes back to challenge him again, the Lingering Will agrees to fight, but states to Sora that he has nothing left to give him save for his hatred for Xehanort.

Other appearancesEdit

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistanceEdit

The Keyblade Graveyard appears in the game's opening FMV, in which Master Xehanort battles Sora, Riku, Kairi, Terra, Ventus, Aqua, Roxas, Donald, Goofy, and King Mickey at night.



Type Items Found Locations Notes
Keyblade Graveyard Map Seat of War
Windcutter Twister Trench
Mega-Potion Seat of War
Mega-Potion Twister Trench
Mega-Ether Twister Trench
Elixir Seat of War
Megalixir Twister Trench
Traffic Cone Sticker Twister Trench
Type Items Found Locations Notes
Keyblade Graveyard Map Seat of War
Wind Raid Twister Trench
Mega-Potion Seat of War
Mega-Potion Twister Trench
Mega-Ether Twister Trench
Elixir Seat of War
Elixir Twister Trench
Megalixir Twister Trench
Ice Cream Sticker Twister Trench
Xehanort's Report 12 Seat of War
Type Items Found Locations Notes
Keyblade Graveyard Map Seat of War
Aeroga Twister Trench
Mega-Potion Seat of War
Mega-Potion Twister Trench
Mega-Ether Twister Trench
Elixir Seat of War
Megalixir Twister Trench
Flower Sticker Seat of War
Bubble Sticker Fissure


  • The capital letters in the logo for the Keyblade Graveyard slightly resemble real Keyblades. The "K" bears resemblance to the teeth of the Earthshaker, the "E" resembles the teeth of the Wayward Wind, the "G" bears similarity to the guard of the Rainfell, and the final "D" resembles the guard of the Kingdom Key complete with the Keychain, albeit featuring Sora's Crown Pendant rather than the Hidden Mickey symbol.
  • The "teeth" of Oblivion, Oathkeeper, Sleeping Lion, Follow the Wind, Circle of Life, and Fenrir, as well as the Keychain of Master Xehanort's Keyblade, can been seen coming out of the bottom of the World icon.
  • Upon exiting the Fissure, if you see the Keyblade lodged into the right cliff, it bears a resemblance to the Buster Sword as it appeared in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
  • This world doesn't change music when Unversed are encountered in Twister Trench.
  • Sometimes, the Unversed in the twisters are giant versions of the normal ones; it makes it hard to finish them off if there are flying Unversed and any equipped amgic doesn't work on them



Kingdom Hearts series
Kingdom Hearts 2
Games: Kingdom Hearts + Final Mix | Chain of Memories | Re:Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II + Final Mix | 358/2 Days | Birth by Sleep + Final Mix | coded | Re:coded | Dream Drop Distance | HD I.5 ReMIX | χ [chi] | HD II.5 ReMIX | Kingdom Hearts III

Incorporated Films and shorts: Alice in Wonderland | Aladdin/The Return of Jafar | Beauty and the Beast | Cinderella | Fantasia | Hercules | The Hunchback of Notre Dame | Lilo & Stitch | The Lion King | The Little Mermaid | Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers | Mulan | The Nightmare Before Christmas | Peter Pan | Pinocchio | Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl | Runaway Brain | Sleeping Beauty | Steamboat Willie | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs | Tarzan | Toy Story | Tron/Tron: Legacy | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Main Characters: Sora | Riku | Kairi | King Mickey | Donald Duck | Goofy | Roxas | Terra | Ventus | Aqua

Villains: Master Xehanort | Ansem | Xemnas | Maleficent/Dragon Maleficent | Pete | Organization XIII | Vanitas | Xigbar/Braig | Xaldin | Vexen | Lexaeus | Zexion | Saïx/Isa | Demyx | Luxord | Marluxia | Larxene | Terra-Xehanort | Young Xehanort | Xehanort's Guardian

Other Characters: Jiminy Cricket | Naminé | Ansem the Wise/DiZ | Yen Sid | Xion | Axel/Lea | Master Eraqus | Dilan | Even | Aeleus | Ienzo | Lingering Will | Data Sora | Data Riku | Data Naminé | Data Roxas | Hayner | Pence | Olette | Riku-Ansem | Kairi's Grandma | Riku Replica | Anti-Saïx | Anti-Sora | Anti-Riku | Sora-Heartless | Jiminy's Journal | Chirishii | Foreteller

Original Monsters: Hostile Program | The Experiment | Heartless | Nobodies | Unversed | Dream Eater (Nightmares) | Dream Eater (Spirits)

Disney Characters and Villains: Queen Minnie | Daisy Duck | Pluto | Tarzan | Winnie the Pooh | Aladdin | Genie | Tron | Magic Brooms | Peter Pan | Quasimodo | Judge Claude Frollo | Merlin | Tigger | Eeyore | Rabbit | Ariel | Mulan | Mushu | Jack Sparrow | Chernabog | Simba | Timon | Pumbaa | Nala | King Triton | Jafar/Genie Jafar | Alice | Cheshire Cat | Jack Skellington | Esmeralda | Phoebus | Beagle Boys | Scrooge McDuck | Huey, Dewey and Louie | Master Control Program | Sark | CLU | Rinzler | Beast | Stitch | Hercules | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | Snow White (More coming soon)

Square Enix Characters: Tidus | Wakka | Selphie | Leon | Yuffie | Cloud | Sephiroth | Moogle | Vivi | Setzer | Auron | Tifa | Yuna | Rikku | Paine | Org Moogle | Zack | Neku Sakuraba | Joshua | Beat | Shiki | Rhyme

Plot Elements: Kingdom Hearts | Heart | Memory | Light | Darkness | Keyblade War | Mark of Mastery exam | Gate | Keyhole | Recusant's Sigil | Universe of Kingdom Hearts | Dark Seeker Saga

Game Elements: Drive Form | Dark Mode | Limit | Summon | Dimension Link | Battle of the 1000 Heartless | Ansem's Reports | Secret Reports | Xehanort's Report | Roxas's Diary | Trinity | Save Point | Hit Points | Magic | Reaction Command | Command Style | Shotlock | Trinity Archives | Sticker Album | Deck Command | Level | Link System | Item synthesis | Lock-On | Gauges | Flowmotion | Moogle Shop | Finish command (KHBBS) | Mission Mode | Difficulty Level | Recipe | Magic Abilities/Abilities | Avatar Menu | Trophies

Objects: Paopu Fruit | Sea-salt ice cream | Ice Cream | Munny | Wayfinder | Door to Darkness | Memory Pod | Cornerstone of Light | Keyblade | X-blade | Mickey's Letters | Kairi's Letter | Thalassa Shell | Kingdom Hearts Encoder | Keychain | Gummi Blocks | Bug Blox | Black coat | Keyblade Armor | Crown

Locations: Land of Departure | Disney Castle | Disney Town | Timeless River | Datascape | Radiant Garden | Keyblade Graveyard | Mirage Arena | Destiny Islands | Traverse Town | Hollow Bastion | Dive to the Heart | End of the World | Realm of Darkness | Castle Oblivion | Twilight Town | Old Mansion | The World That Never Was | Castle That Never Was | Cavern of Remembrance | Simulated Twilight Town | Chambers of Repose and Waking | Olympus Coliseum | Daybreak Town

Organizations/Groups: Organization XIII | True Organization XIII | Hollow Bastion Restoration Committee | Princesses of Heart | Disney Villains Council

Vehicles: Gummi Ship | Keyblade Glider

Mini Games: Gummi Missions | Arena Mode | Command Board | Ice Cream Beat | Rumble Racing | Fruitball | Flick Rush | Dive Mode | Puzzle

Music: Dearly Beloved | Simple and Clean | Sanctuary | Mickey Mouse Club March | Swim This Way | Part of Your World | Under the Sea | Ursula's Revenge | A New Day is Dawning | Destati | Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo | He's a Pirate | Beauty and the Beast | This is Halloween | It's a Small World | Night on Bald Mountain | Winnie the Pooh | The Sorcerer's Apprentice | The Pastoral Symphony

Soundtracks: Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack | Kingdom Hearts Final Mix - Additional Tracks | Kingdom Hearts II Original Soundtrack | Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original Soundtrack | Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance Original Soundtrack | Kingdom Hearts 10th Anniversary Fan Selection -Melodies & Memories- | Piano Collections Kingdom Hearts | Piano Collections Kingdom Hearts Field & Battle

Secret Endings: Another side, Another story... | The Gathering |

Birth by sleep (video) | Blank Points | A fragmentary passage | Signs of What's Next | Another Guardian of Light

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