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Lingering Will
Background information
Debuted In
Feature films
Television programs
Video games kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Jason Dohring (English)
Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese)
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Terra
Appearance Golden metal armor, red stomach and legs, red horns
Occupation Armor of Terra
Home Keyblade Graveyard
Allies Terra, Aqua, Ventus, Master Eraqus, Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy, Mickey and Friends, Chicken Little, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Genie, Stitch
Enemies Sora (formerly), Donald Duck (formerly), Goofy (formerly), Chicken Little (formerly), Peter Pan (formerly), Tinker Bell (formerly), Genie (formerly), Stitch (formerly), Master Xehanort, Vanitas, Xehanort, Terra-Xehanort, Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, Xemnas, Unknown, Braig/Xigbar
Powers and abilities The power of the Keyblade
Weapons Ends of the Earth
Fate Defeated by Sora, Donald and Goofy in the Keyblade Graveyard, but tells the trio he has nothing left for them, except his hatred for Master Xehanort
Quote "Aqua...Ven...Keyblade...Who are you? I can feel it...we have met before. But isn't you...It isn't you that I have chosen. Why isn't it him? Xe-ha-nort. Is that you?...Xeha-nort. Xehanort!"

The Lingering Will is the lost mind of the Keyblade wielder, Terra, residing within the man's discarded armor after his body is stolen by Master Xehanort. It is a briefly playable character at the end of Terra's scenario in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.

Much like the case of Xemnas's Organization XIII title, the Lingering Sentiment's official English name has yet to be revealed. His name, "Lingering Sentiment", is an approximate translation from his Journal Entry in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, "Todomarishi Shinen", and he has also been referred to as the "Fixed Sentiment", "Fixed Feelings" and "Lingering Will". His name, "Lingering Will", is based on the name of the force-field it creates, "Will's Cage".


Birth by SleepEdit

"Your body submits, your heart why does your mind resist!?"
—Terra-Xehanort to the Lingering Will
File:The Last Bastion of Free Will 01 KHBBS.png

After losing his first battle with Terra, Master Xehanort witnesses the creation of the χ-blade along with the young Keyblade wielder. Seeking to use the man's darkness as a younger, more powerful weapon as he ventures further into the mysteries of the Keyblade War, Master Xehanort proceeds to unlock his heart. Terra attempts to shield himself with his armor, but to no avail, and the man becomes a younger incarnation of Master Xehanort. Just as the new Terra-Xehanort begins to venture away from the place of Terra's fall, he soon finds himself trapped within a force field, turning to find Terra's armor kneeling, reassembled, before him, Terra's mind having found residence within it. Angered by Terra's defiance, Terra-Xehanort engages the Lingering Will in a long, fierce battle.

In the end, the Lingering Will emerges victorious, knocking Terra-Xehanort unconscious. The armored figure then thrusts its Keyblade into the ground, kneeling down. Soon after, Terra-Xehanort is then consumed by an immense sphere of light, the result of Aqua and Ventus destroying the χ-blade following Vanitas's own destruction. The clouds overhead then cover Kingdom Hearts, disappearing above, leaving the Lingering Will to remain alone in the Keyblade Graveyard, silently promising to Aqua and Ven that someday, it will set things right.

Kingdom Hearts II Final MixEdit

Eleven years later, a portal to the Badlands in the Keyblade Graveyard mysteriously appears in Disney Castle. Sora, Donald, and Goofy proceed to enter the portal and find the Lingering Will in the same position as it had been left in. It mentions Aqua, Ven, and the Keyblade. It then mistakes Sora as "the one he had chosen"; realizing its mistake, it asks why he isn't "him". Then it wonders if Sora is Xehanort, slowly pronouncing the latter's name, before finally rising up as it did once before to attack him. Sora manages to defeat the Lingering Will after an intense battle, and the Lingering Will merely kneels down again after this. If Sora returns for another match, the Will accepts its defeat, but not before stating that it has nothing left to give him and that all it has left is its hatred for Xehanort.


The scene of the Lingering Will kneeling down after defeating Terra-Xehanort is shown in the opening credits.


As the Lingering Will is not truly a living being, it cannot feel or possess a personality of its own. Since it was brought to life by Terra's discarded thoughts and emotions, however, it is able to "feel" a strong hatred towards Xehanort, as well as a close connection and devotion to Aqua and Ventus. The Lingering Will lastly possesses a familiarity with Sora (who is carrying Ventus's heart) and Riku (Terra's successor).


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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