The Armored Ventus Nightmare is the final antagonist of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. It is a Nightmare Dream Eater that has possessed Ventus's Keyblade Armor, which Ventus had summoned earlier to protect Sora from darkness.
The Armored Ventus Nightmare is Sora clad in Ventus's Keyblade Armor. The armor is dyed black in coloration and bears the Nightmare Dream Eater sigil on its visor. The Nightmare wields Sora's Keyblade, also tinted black, in reverse-grip.
Master Xehanort attempts to transform Sora into one of his thirteen vessels and infuses his heart with darkness. While Ventus's heart is able to summon his armor to shield Sora's heart, the armor is quickly corrupted by darkness and possessed by a Nightmare.
With Sora unconscious, Riku is forced to dive into Sora's heart to save him. Upon arrival, the Nightmare emerges from the darkness and engages Riku in battle. Eventually, Riku is able to defeat the Nightmare and save Sora from within.
Powers and Abilities
The Armored Ventus Nightmare mimics Ventus's fighting style, even wielding Sora's Kingdom Key in Ventus's reverse-grip style. It can perform quick and brutal combos reminiscent of Fever Pitch, cast a dark Aero spell to defend itself, fire four orbs of darkness that can home in on Riku, and leap into the air to fire unblockable orbs of darkness that crawl on the floor. It also has a penchant for melting into the ground like a Shadow Heartless. When its health is nearly depleted, it can execute a Shotlock-esque technique where it can rush Riku while cloaked in darkness.