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"Feed your anger! Only anger will keep you strong."
—Xaldin

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Xaldin
Background information
Debuted In
Feature films
Television programs
Video games Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Park attractions
Portrayed by David Dayan Fisher (English)
Yosuke Akimoto (Japanese)
Portrayed by
Animators
Voice David Dayan Fisher (English)
Performance model
Designer Tetsuya Nomura
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Age
Personality Sarcastic, impatient, cunning, cruel
Gender
Appearance Several dreadlocks, thick sideburns, black coat
Birthday
Occupation Organization XIII-Number III
Affiliations
Goal
Home The World That Never Was
Relatives
Species
Pets
Allies Xehanort, Master Xehanort, Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, Xemnas, Xigbar/Braig, Vexen (formerly), Zexion (formerly), Lexaeus (formerly), Axel (formerly), Demyx, Saix, Luxord, Marluxia (formerly), Larxene (formerly), Roxas (formerly), Xion (formerly).
Minions Organization XIII
Enemies Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy, Belle (Beauty and the Beast) Belle, Beast (Beauty and the Beast) Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Chip Potts, Wardrobe (Beauty and the Beast) Wardrobe, Roxas, Xion, Axel (Kingdom Hearts) Axel, Vexen, Zexion, Lexaeus, Marluxia, Larxene, Maleficent, Pete, Ursula, Jafar, Oogie Boogie, Captain Hook, Hades.
Likes A satisfying battle
Dislikes Idle good-for-nothings
Powers and abilities Control over Wind
Weapons Lances
Fate Eliminated by Sora, Donald, Goofy and Beast.
Quote

Xaldin, the Whirlwind Lancer (旋風の六槍, Senpū no Rokusō lit. Six Lances of the Whirlwind), is the Nobody of Dilan and is Rank III within Organization XIII. He controls wind, and uses his power over the air to freely manipulate his six lances without holding them directly. He commands the Dragoon Nobodies, and has the second highest throne among the Organization.

Xaldin appears in Kingdom Hearts II as a villain in Beast's Castle, and spends his time in the game attempting to plunge Beast into despair in the hopes of separating his heart from his body. Xaldin is a playable character in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days's Mission Mode.

StoryEdit

Kingdom Hearts Birth by SleepEdit

Main article: Dilan

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysEdit

Xaldin plays a minor role in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. Present when Xion joined Organization XIII, he aided Roxas on various missions, particularly to Beast's Castle. It was on one of these missions that Xaldin witnessed the Beast's power, the quest in Kingdom Hearts II to obtain the Beast's Heartless and Nobody beginning at this point. Xaldin's plan grew during the continuous visits to the castle, as he learned the strong connections between the Beast, his rose, and the only human in the castle, Belle. He deemed that it was a spell that made the Beast what he was, and the rose and Belle were important to the breaking of this spell. Xaldin decided to use this to his advantage and his plan began.

Kingdom Hearts IIEdit

Xaldin appears with Xemnas, Saïx, Xigbar, Luxord, and Demyx at Hollow Bastion standing at the right of Xemnas. All he does in the confrontation is laugh emptily with the rest of the group at Xemnas's empty humor.

Xaldin's first major appearance in the game is as a cloaked and hooded figure during Sora's first visit to Beast's Castle. At this time, Xaldin has already drained Beast of much of his hope and kindness by convincing him that Belle is plotting against him. Beast is unresponsive to Sora, Donald and Goofy when they first greet him, despite having met them before in Kingdom Hearts at Hollow Bastion. Xaldin's slippery words cause Beast to lock himself in his chambers and refuse contact with them or Belle.

Sora, fighting his way through the Heartless that have settled into the castle, eventually reaches Beast's bedroom. Xaldin tells Beast that Sora and his party are only there to help Belle against Beast, and that she has sent them to steal the rose symbolizing his curse from him with the intention of eventually taking his life. Beast, still under Xaldin's influence, attacks Sora as Xaldin flees, but Sora is able to bring Beast back to his senses.

When Sora and Beast head downstairs into the ballroom, they encounter the Shadow Stalker Heartless, which attacks them. After being defeated, it evolves into the large Dark Thorn, but that too is no match for Sora, and is destroyed. Xaldin leaves the area without actually fighting them himself, stating that it wasn't over, but continues to lurk in the world until Sora returns.

Xaldin strikes again when Sora returns to Beast's Castle to find Belle and Beast having a private dance party. He captures Beast's rose and flaunts it in front of Beast, who goes into a rage and pursues Xaldin around his castle. Before Xaldin seems to disappear from the world entirely, he mocks Beast, taking off his hood and resolving to separate Beast's heart from him and take control of his Heartless and his Nobody. In Beast's anger, he rages at Belle for insisting on having the party. Despaired over the loss of his rose and his own beastly state, Beast orders Belle to leave the castle.

Belle shuts herself in her room, confining herself to looking out on the balcony. There she finds Beast's rose, and gladly signals to Sora from the balcony. The rose is just a trap, however, and Xaldin appears behind her, kidnapping her as well as retaking the rose. Xaldin flies down in front of Beast in his courtyard, taunting him by saying he can only carry either the rose or Belle along with him, and forcing Beast to choose which one he wants him to leave behind. Before Beast has time to choose, however, Belle elbows Xaldin in the side and grabs the rose, taking the time from Xaldin's surprise to escape his grasp. Beast then attacks Xaldin, who leaps aside and conjures six long spears using his powers over wind. He battles Sora and Beast on the bridge, using his abilities to the fullest, but is eventually defeated, and fades back into the darkness.

Kingdom Hearts II Final MixEdit

Xaldin appears in some of the additional Organization XIII cutscenes included in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix. He is present when Axel is ordered to eliminate Roxas after it is clear that Roxas has no intention of returning to the Organization, driving the order home by sending one of his lances into the backrest of Axel's chair, inches from his head. He is also present at a later meeting, breaking up an argument between Xigbar and Demyx, much to Luxord's disappointment.

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