Why does vanitas look almost exactly like sora?

  • @F1Krazy can you answer? It´s just puzzled me.
    – user204494
    Feb 1 '18 at 17:57

Prior to the events of Birth By Sleep, there was a point in time where Sora's and Ventus' hearts connected

After a brief discussion, Ventus's heart connects with Sora's, mending his broken heart and allowing Ven to stay alive until he someday becomes strong enough to repair the damage by himself

This connection, as Tetsuya Nomura states, is the reason why Vanitas resembles Sora. This resemblance wouldn't only reflect on Sora - if anybody had connected to Ventus' heart like Sora had, Vanitas would have resembled them as well

In an interview with Tetsuya Nomura as well as various novelizations of the game, it is revealed that this similarity is due to Sora's heart connecting with Ventus near the beginning of the game, and had anyone else connected with Ventus's heart, Vanitas would look like that person

  • The strange thing is that the heart of ventus was damaged by extracting the darkness which formed vanitas. The heartlinking happened after that.(If i remember correctly)
    – Martin H.
    Feb 2 '18 at 8:19
  • @MartinH.You are correct on that, but they OP asked why Vanitus resembled Sora and not what created Vanitus :) I intentionally left that part out to avoid potential spoilers Feb 2 '18 at 14:17
  • wondercricket´s got a point.
    – user204494
    Feb 5 '18 at 17:42

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