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The Heartless are villainous beings composed entirely of darkness, born when a Heart is consumed by it and they are the recurring major antagonists in the Kingdom Hearts video game series. Pureblood Heartless are natural creatures that balance out the Light within the world, but Emblem Heartless are unnatural and throw the worlds into chaos as they actively seek to destroy the Light.

The Heartless are born from pure Darkness itself. When a heart is stolen or consumed with hate, the darkness inside it consumes the heart, forming a Heartless. The body and soul then form what is called a Nobody, if the consumed person's will is strong enough. There are two types of Heartless in the series; Pureblood Heartless, which are born directly from hearts, and Emblem Heartless, which are born from a machine that collects darkness and can artificially recreate the heart-stealing process.

History

Ansem's Reports

Ansem the Wise, ruler of Radiant Garden, studied the darkness of the human heart. These experiments were carried on by his six apprentices, mainly Xehanort who went on creating Heartless.

The Ansem Reports can be collected by Sora throughout his two main adventures. They were written by Ansem who only penned Ansem Report 0 with the rest written by Xehanort under his name and the first twelve reports contain information on the Heartless with the last page containing brief information on Nobodies. In Kingdom Hearts II, the Secret Ansem Reports written by DiZ contain information on Organization XIII as well as expanded information on Nobodies.

After Sora saved the Princesses of Heart in Hollow Bastion, his heart once turned into a Heartless until Kairi changed him back to normal.

Xehanort

Ansem's six apprentices aided in the study of the hearts, these being Ienzo, Even, Braig, Dilan, Aeleus, and lastly Xehanort. After Ansem was exiled by Xehanort, Xehanort took his former master's name and led the other apprentices in deeper studies of the heart. This lead to him corrupting the others and releasing their hearts, thus all of the apprentices became separated between their Heartless and their Nobodies, which formed the group Organization XIII. It was Xehanort who also (while disguised as Ansem and as the Seeker of Darkness) designed the Heartless Machine that manufactured Heartless.

Types

  • Pureblood Heartless
  • Emblem Heartless
    • Soldier
    • Stealth Soldier
    • Deserter
    • Sergeant
    • Commander
    • High Soldier
    • Pumpkin Soldier
    • Diver
    • Air Soldier
    • Toy Trooper
    • Large Body
    • Helmed Body
    • Fat Bandit
    • Large Snowman
    • Ringmaster
    • Red Nocturne
    • Blue Rhapsody
    • Yellow Opera
    • Green Requiem
    • Black Ballade
    • Silver Rock
    • Emerald Blues
    • Crimson Jazz
    • Spring Metal
    • Scarlet Tango
    • Grey Caprice
    • Striped Aria
    • Sapphire Elegy
    • Pink Concerto
    • Turquoise March
    • Emerald Serenade
    • Violet Waltz
    • Vermilion Samba
    • Marine Rumba
    • Gold Beat
    • Malachite Bolero
    • Wicked Watermelon
    • Large Watermelon
    • Huge Watermelon
    • Festive Fireworks
    • Large Fireworks
    • Huge Fireworks
    • Jack O' Lantern
    • Round Rice Cake
    • Large Rice Cake
    • Bitter Macaron
    • Mighty Macaron
    • Swaying Spook
    • Wandering Spook
    • Popcat
    • Vitality Popcat
    • Munny Popcat
    • Magic Popcat
    • Focus Popcat
    • Emerald Sonata
    • Amber Opera
    • Powerwild
    • Bouncywild
    • Sniperwild
    • Wild Shaman
    • Cheery Ape
    • Bandit
    • Red Bandit
    • Swordsman
    • Pot Spider
    • Barrel Spider
    • Pot Scorpion
    • Search Ghost
    • Grand Ghost
    • Hover Ghost
    • Carrier Ghost
    • Living Pod
    • Sheltering Zone
    • Sea Neon
    • Screwdiver
    • Missile Diver
    • Aquatank
    • Jet Balloon
    • Gargoyle
    • Wight Knight
    • Pirate
    • Air Pirate
    • Aerial Viking
    • Battleship
    • Wyvern
    • Tailbunker
    • Avalanche
    • Wavecrest
    • Phantomtail
    • Windstorm
    • Dustflier
    • Defender
    • Eliminator
    • Armed Warrior
    • Pleasure Dog
    • Upright Defender
    • Reversed Defender
    • Wizard
    • High Wizard
    • White Mushroom
    • Black Fungus
    • Rare Truffle
    • Pink Agaricus
    • Gold Tricholoma
    • Angel Star
    • Chimera
    • Creeper Plant
    • Dire Plant
    • Fire Plant
    • Blizzard Plant
    • Poison Plant
    • Dark Plant
    • Creeper Bouquet
    • Prank Bouquet
    • Red Rose
    • White Rose
    • Crescendo
    • Rainy Loudmouth
    • Flare Note
    • Bubble Beat
    • Tornado Step
    • Terrible Tomte
    • Eggster Bunny
    • Warlock Step
    • Trick Ghost
    • Magic Phantom
    • Rabid Dog
    • Snapper Dog
    • Bully Dog
    • Raging Reindeer
    • Rush Sheep
    • Hook Bat
    • Golden Hook Bat
    • Beffudler
    • Bookmaster
    • Runemaster
    • Barrier Master
    • Minute Bomb
    • Skater Bomb
    • Storm Bomb
    • Detonator
    • Sparkler
    • Eggcognito
    • Eggscapade
    • Shenaneggan
    • Huge Shenaneggan
    • Growth Egg
    • Munny Egg
    • Prize Egg
    • Hammer Frame
    • Iron Hammer
    • Silver Hammer Frame
    • Gold Hammer Body
    • Bulky Vendor
    • Rare Vendor
    • Fortuneteller
    • Cannon Gun
    • Camo Cannon
    • Ice Cannon
    • Switch Launcher
    • Jumbo Cannon
    • Rapid Thruster
    • Gummi Copter
      • Red Gummi Copter
      • Blue Gummi Copter
      • Yellow Gummi Copter
      • Black Gummi Copter
      • Copter Fleet
      • Red Copter Fleet
      • Yellow Copter Fleet
      • Blue Copter Fleet
      • Colorful Copter Fleet
      • Black Copter Fleet
    • Driller Mole
    • Lance Soldier
    • Lance Warrior
    • Morning Star
    • Spiked Crawler
    • Scorching Sphere
    • Gummi Hammer
    • Fiery Globe
    • Icy Cube
    • Snowy Crystal
    • Luna Bandit
    • Graveyard
    • Toy Soldier
    • Aeroplane
    • Gilled Glider
    • Hot Rod
    • Mad Ride
    • Assault Rider
    • Nightwalker
    • Bolt Tower
    • Magnum Loader
    • Strafer
    • Devastator
    • Reckless
    • Living Bone
    • Shaman
    • Necromancer
    • Aerial Knocker
    • Aerial Champ
    • Armored Knight
    • Surveillance Robot
    • Guardian
    • Destroyer
    • Large Armor
    • Clay Armor
    • Solid Armor
    • Land Armor
    • Cymbal Monkey
    • Tricky Monkey
    • Air Battler
    • Aerial Master
    • Artful Flyer
    • Sky Grappler
    • Creepworm
    • Zip Slasher
    • Dual Blade
    • Heat Saber
    • Chill Ripper
    • Blitz Spear
    • Stalwart Blade
    • Dual Durandal
    • Bag O' Jewels
    • Bag O' Coins
    • Bag O' Coal
    • Present Bag
    • Dark Score Bag
    • Nosy Mole
    • Pester Jester
    • Wibble Wobble
    • Strange Tree
    • Circus Clown
    • Armored Archer
    • Poison Archer
    • Paralysis Archer
    • Sleep Archer
    • Bizarre Archer
    • Chomper Egg
    • Wind-Up Leaf Cake
    • Pretender
    • Great Pretender
    • King Pretender
    • Circus Balloon
    • Bunch O' Balloons
    • Wicked Wick
    • Poison Pot
    • Ratty Rat
    • Ring-A-Ding
    • Piercing Knight
    • Chipper Chef
    • Burrfish
    • Sleepy Snoozer
    • Dark Wisp
    • Polliwog
    • Rock Troll
    • Metal Troll
    • Satyr
    • Mechanitaur
    • Pole Cannon
    • Marionette
    • Pogo Shovel
    • Parasol Beauty
    • Chief Puff
    • Puffball
    • Chaos Carriage
    • Winterhorn
    • Frost Serpent
    • Vapor Fly
    • Sea Sprite
    • Spear Lizard
    • Anchor Raider
    • Tireblade
    • Guard Armor
    • Opposite Armor
    • Red Armor
    • Powered Armor
    • Guard Armor Ω
    • Sinister Sweets
    • Spiteful Sweets
    • Trickmaster
    • Crimson Prankster
    • Trickmaster Ω
    • Jack in the Box
      • Egg Master
    • Stealth Sneak
    • Sneak Army
    • Veil Lizard
    • Lurk Lizard
    • Pot Centipede
    • Parasite Cage
    • Behemoth
    • Destroyed Behemoth
    • Arch Behemoth
    • Hocus Pocus
    • Phantom
    • Kurt Zisa
    • Illuminator
    • Prison Keeper
    • Volcanic Lord
    • Blizzard Lord
    • Storm Rider
    • Grim Reaper
    • Groundshaker
    • Mushroom XIII
    • Flantastic Seven
      • Cherry Flan
      • Strawberry Flan
      • Orange Flan
      • Banana Flan
      • Grape Flan
      • Honeydew Flan
      • Watermelon Flan
    • Antlion
    • Infernal Engine
    • Archer (Infernal Engine)
    • Leechgrave
    • Ruler of the Sky
    • Lion Headliner
    • Trident Tail
    • Trident Tail Ω
    • Red Trident Tail
    • Green Trident Tail
    • Blue Trident Tail
    • Submarine Carp
    • Savage Spider
    • Venomous Spider
    • Enraged Arachnid
    • Scourge Spider
    • Malicious Spider
    • Wicked Spider
    • Wretched Witch
    • Gummi Hound
    • Assault Dragon
    • Holiday Sleigh
    • Fortress Crab
    • Fortress Crab Ω
    • Circus Crab
    • Crabby Cake
    • Queen Bee
    • Queen Bee Ω
    • Nimble Bee
    • Stinging Bee
    • Jewel Sorceress
    • Jewel Princess
    • Shiva
    • Ramuh
    • King of Toys
    • Grim Guardianess
    • Sköll
    • Raging Vulture
    • Lightning Angler
    • Catastrochorus
    • Darkubes
    • Wayward Wardrobe
    • Enraged Elk
    • Cannoned Camel
    • Wily Bandit
    • Closehanded Captain
    • Huge Snowman
    • Ferocious Fins
    • Shipwreck Shark
    • Icy Beast
    • Royal Pretender
    • Ratty Rat Trio
    • Adventurer
    • Greedy Grouch
    • Werewolf
    • Mean Maiden
    • Sly Cat
    • Wily Cat
    • Martial Monkey
    • Ferry Reaper
    • Iron Giant
    • Metal Giant
    • Heartless Tsum
    • Gear Golem
    • Gearbit
    • Red Gearbit
    • Blue Gearbit
    • Red Gummi Saucer
    • Blue Gummi Saucer
    • Thorned Snake
    • Loudmouth Parade
    • Weapon Master
    • Mysterious Sir
    • Titan
    • Apricot Opera
    • Ribbitoad
    • Merry-Go-Rowdy
  • Special Heartless
  • Gummi Heartless
    • Crawler
    • Dragonfly
    • Driller
    • Hunter
      • Hunter Bomb
    • Hunter-X
      • Hunter-X Bomb
    • Reaper's Wheel
    • Submarine
    • Pirate Ship
      • Ghost
      • Ghoul
    • Flare Shooter
    • Magnespace
    • Strike Shuttle
    • Patafly
    • Sprinkler
    • Stardust
    • Wing Spinner
    • Rocket Manta
    • Dazzling Ball
    • Heavy Laser
    • Prize Box
    • Float Lantern
    • Octoship
    • Frost Penguin
    • Sonic Diver
    • Microsix
    • Flower Guardian
    • Astrowarrior
    • Comet Crawler
    • Space Worm
    • Dreadshark
    • Glacial Fortress
    • Schwarzgeist
    • Colossus Pyramid
    • Supreme Warrior
    • Scarlet Shark
    • Omega Machina
  • Other Heartless
  • Beings possessed by Heartless
    • Riku (formerly; released)
    • Beasts & Bugs
    • Patchwork Animals
    • Air Droids
    • Bouncy Pets
    • Supreme Smasher
    • Angelic Amber
    • Buzz Lightyear (formerly; released)

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           KH Villains

Thirteen Hearts of Darkness
Ansem (manga version) | Larxene | Luxord | Marluxia | Master Xehanort | Saïx | Terra-Xehanort | Xemnas | Xigbar | Vanitas | Young Xehanort

Organization XIII
Axel | Demyx | Lexaeus | Roxas | Vexen | Xaldin | Zexion

Disney Villains
Anastasia Tremaine | Beagle Boys | Beast | Black Guards | Bo'sun | Captain Hook | Card Soldiers | Cave of Wonders | Cecil Clayton | Cerberus | Chernabog | Cheshire Cat | Crew of the Black Pearl | CLU 2 | Cy-Bugs | Davy Jones | Diablo | Drizella Tremaine | Fates | Flotsam & Jetsam | Gantu | Glut | Hades | Hayabusa | Hector Barbossa | Hydra | Iago | Jafar | Judge Claude Frollo | Julius | Kraken | Lady Tremaine | Lock, Shock and Barrel | Lord Cutler Beckett | Lucifer | Magic Mirror | Maleficent | Maleficent's Goons | MCP | Monstro | Mother Gothel | Mr. Smee | Neverland Pirates | Oogie Boogie | Pain & Panic | Pete | Prince Hans | Queen Grimhilde | Queen of Hearts | Randall Boggs | Razoul | Rinzler | Sabor | Sark | Scar | Shan Yu | Shenzi, Banzai and Ed | Tick Tock | Titans (Lythos, Hydros, Pyros & Stratos) | Ursula | Zeus

Other
Braig | Council of Disney Villains | Dream Eaters | Fujin | Heartless | Hostile Program | Ice Colossus | Nobodies | No Heart | Phantom Aqua | Raijin | Repliku | Riku | Seifer Almasy | Sephiroth | The Experiment | Unversed

Specific Heartless, Nobodies, Unversed and Dream Eaters
Anti-Sora | Anti Black Coat | Antlion | Arch Behemoth | Armored Ventus Nightmare | Behemoth | Blizzard Lord & Volcanic Lord | Char Clawbster | Chill Clawbster | Commantis | Crimson Prankster | Dark Follower | Dark Hide | Dark Thorn | Darkside | Destroyed Behemoth | Dustflier | Enraged Elk | Grim Guardianess | Grim Reaper | Groundshaker | Guard Armor | Hockomonkey | Holey Moley | Illuminator | Infernal Engine | King of Toys | Kurt Zisa | Leechgrave | Mad Treant | Metamorphosis | Opposite Armor | Parasite Cage | Phantom | Possessor | Pot Centipede | Pot Scorpion | Prison Keeper | Red Armor | Ruler of the Sky | Shadow Sora | Shadow Stalker | Sköll | Sneak Army | Sora's Heartless | Specter | Spellican | Stealth Sneak | Storm Rider | Symphony Master | Thresholder | Trickmaster | Trinity Armor | Twilight Thorn | Wargoyle | Wheel Master | World of Chaos | Xehanort's Guardian

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