Aqua (Kingdom Hearts)

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Name: Aqua (Japanese: アクア, Hepburn: Akua)
Occupation: Keyblade master
Relationships: Master Eraqus (master); Terra (friend); Ventus (friend); Kairi (successor); Zack (friend); Cinderella (friend); Xehanort (enemy)
Fandom: Kingdom Hearts
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Master Aqua (Japanese: アクア, Hepburn: Akua) is a major character in the Square Enix video game franchise Kingdom Hearts. After making a cameo appearance in the secret ending of Kingdom Hearts II (2005) (and its updated version Final Mix), Aqua appears as one of the three playable protagonists introduced in the 2010 prequel Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.

Fan Community

Reaction and Popularity

In an ASCII Media Works poll, Aqua was voted as the twelfth most popular video game character from 2010.[1] In a Famitsu poll from 2011, Aqua was voted as the fourth most popular Kingdom Hearts character.[2] According to a 2017 Famitsu Weekly feature covering Kingdom Hearts' fifteenth anniversary, Aqua was voted first in a popularity poll of ten female characters, with 397 votes.[3]

Criticized for being ineffectual and blind to the red flags raised by the behaviors of her master and friends.

Tropes and Fanon

Fan crators have speculated on Aqua's ten years trapped in the Realm of Darkness. Dark Aqua (or "Darqua") has been a popular fanon, even before KHIII.

Hysterical cries of "AQUA GOT NORTED!" became something of a meme when trailers for Kingdom Hearts III showed that Aqua had apparently been possessed by Xehanort by the time Riku and Mickey find her in the Realm of Darkness.[4]

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  1. ^ 電撃オンラインアワード2010結果発表 2010年一番おもしろかったゲームはコレ [Dengeki Online Awards - 2010 Results - The most interesting games in 2010] (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Archived from the original on July 28, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2011.
  2. ^ Gantayat, Anoop (July 13, 2011). "Famitsu's Readers Want Kingdom Hearts on PS3". Andriasang. Archived from the original on September 13, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2011.
  3. ^ Cecily. "KINGDOM HEARTS 15th Anniversary Feature in Famitsu" published to KH Insider on 5 April 2017.
  4. ^ "AQUA GOT NORTED". Archived from the original on 2022-05-06.