Kingdom Hearts 3 Epilogue and Yozora Secret Movie Explained
Epilogue (Last Masters)
SPOILER WARNING: This post contains massive spoilers for the ending, epilogue, and secret movie of Kingdom Hearts 3. If you do not want to know how the game ends, turn back now.
The epilogue of Kingdom Hearts 3 plays right after the credits and the game’s final scene on Destiny Islands. For all intents and purposes, the epilogue doesn’t have much to do with that final scene.
Instead, the epilogue paints a picture of what is to come for the series. At the same time, it also brings in more elements from the prequel games, Kingdom Hearts X, Union X, and X Back Cover.
If you’re not familiar with that set of games and want some more in-depth information, you can check out our story summary. For now, we’ll just talk about the most important parts that pertain to Kingdom Hearts 3’s epilogue.
The scene begins with four characters entering. These are the Foretellers: Aced, Gula, Ira, and Invi. There is also one more Foreteller, Ava, who we’ll get on to in a moment. They are all Keyblade Masters.
Long before the time of Sora, Aqua, and the many Xehanorts, these four Foretellers (as well as Ava) each led their own unions of Keyblade wielders. On top of this, they each had their respective roles given to them by someone known as the Master of Masters.
Each Foreteller was gifted a copy of the Book of Prophecies, which reveals knowledge of the future, including the impending Keyblade War.
Eventually, tension rose among the Foretellers, as worries of a traitor among their ranks came to fruition. This, among other factors, led to the Keyblade War, during which the Foretellers and Keyblade wielders fought each other.
What became of the Foretellers after that is unknown.
The fifth character in the epilogue — the one wearing the Organization’s signature black coat — is Luxu. After removing his hood, it is revealed that he is in fact Xigbar and has been jumping between bodies this whole time.
Luxu is another of the Master of Masters apprentices. In Kingdom Hearts X, his role is much different to the Foretellers. He is tasked with keeping a hold of the black box (an object mentioned constantly throughout Kingdom Hearts 3).
Maleficent and Pete are now very aware of the location of the black box. So expect to see them back again in the future.
As far as we know, Luxu is the only character who knows what’s in the box besides the Master of Masters, but he was instructed to never open it.
He also possesses the Keyblade No Name, which holds the Gazing Eye, an eye which allows the Master of Masters to observe everything. The Master of Masters also tasked Luxu with observing with said Keyblade in hand and eventually pass down the Keyblade to his apprentice, then him to his and so forth.
As we see in the epilogue, Luxu has finally reclaimed the No Name Keyblade for himself following the defeat of Xehanort, the previous owner of No Name.
Luxu states in the epilogue that “he had a role to play. And after all these years, it’s done.” He’s likely referring to the role of observing the events throughout the many years.
In any case, he has summoned the five Foretellers here to explain everything to them and possibly divulge what is to happen next.
Ava, the fifth Foreteller, is missing. It isn’t explicitly stated where she is, but there could be hints in the game’s Secret Reports.
The first Secret Report accounts a person locked away in a cell. All they can remember are “four friends and a key.” The report ends, “may my heart be my guiding key.”
The last part of the report links it to a character from Kingdom Hearts X, as that was a phrase often used by the Master of Masters. “Four friends” could be referring to the four other Foretellers. And we know it’s a girl as Saix, Axel, and Ansem, Seeker of Darkness all make reference to a female prisoner throughout the game.
Coincidentally, however, all of this evidence also points to a character from Kingdom Hearts Union X, Skuld. Although, the prisoner may be Ava, it could just as easily be Skuld. But it is very likely one of those two.
It should also be noted that Luxu and Ava have fought in the past, so there’s definitely some history there. In fact, it was the clash of their Keyblades that sparked the Keyblade War.
Wherever her whereabouts, it seems that she is a part of Luxu’s next plan as shown in the second scene of the epilogue.
It cuts to a young Eraqus and Xehanort with their chessboard, but Eraqus has a new game with new pieces.
Of the seven black pieces he places on the board, five of them resemble the emblems of the five Foretellers’ unions, teasing what could potentially be new villains in the next saga of Kingdom Hearts.
Lastly, Eraqus throws down a single white piece.
In Kingdom Hearts 3, the seven white pieces and 13 black pieces represented the seven lights and thirteen darknesses. Therefore in the epilogue, we could be looking at a new game where one good guy — be that Sora or whoever — has to fight against seven villains.
The biggest takeaway from the epilogue is that Luxu (or Xigbar, Braig, whatever you want to call him) is going to be filling in Xehanort’s shoes as the big, bad villain of Kingdom Hearts, and Sora’s adventures are far from over.
We might not have to wait that long to find out more information about Luxu and the gang, as the prequel story hasn’t actually finished yet.
Kingdom Hearts Union X is still receiving story updates every month or so. Perhaps the timing of the release of this story content for Union X has been purposely done to tie in with the information that we now know from Kingdom Hearts 3’s epilogue.
Regardless, keep your eyes peeled on Kingdom Hearts Union X if you want to find out more about these characters and possibly the future of the whole series.