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|“||Only your heart is hollow enough to be a demon's.||„|
|~ Phantom Aqua|
The Phantom Aqua is an antagonist and boss in the video game Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-, the ninth game in the Kingdom Hearts series. She is the personification of Aqua's insecurities and is encountered in the Realm of Darkness.
She is voiced by Megumi Toyoguchi in Japanese and Willa Holland in English, both of whom also voice the real Aqua.
When Aqua arrives in the remnants of Dwarf Woodlands in the Realm of Darkness, she comes across a magic mirror that brings Aqua's reflection to life as the phantom Aqua, who pulls Aqua into the Mirror. Inside, Aqua goes through areas inside several other mirrors while the phantom Aqua repeatedly taunts her by telling her that nobody cares for her and that all of her actions are futile, battling the phantom three times along the way. After the phantom Aqua's destruction, the real Aqua proceeds on her journey, though the phantom's taunts continue to torment Aqua.
A stronger version of the phantom Aqua appears as a post-game secret boss.
Powers and abilities
As a copy of Aqua, the phantom Aqua has all the same abilities as she does, even wielding a copy of the Master's Defender Keyblade. She can teleport and create copies of herself, as well as summon large ice crystals that home in on her opponent. She also has access to the Spellweaver Command Style, which she can use in tandem with her copies to spin at her opponent and create a large burst of ice at the end of the attack.
- The phantom Aqua's leitmotif is a sinister reprise of Aqua's.
- The phantom Aqua effectively foreshadows the real Aqua's fall to darkness and transformation into Anti-Aqua in Kingdom Hearts III. Anti-Aqua's fighting style is even identical to the phantom Aqua's.