Aqua (Kingdom Hearts)
|Name:||Aqua (Japanese: アクア, Hepburn: Akua)|
|Relationships:||Master Eraqus (master); Terra (friend); Ventus (friend); Kairi (successor); Zack (friend); Cinderella (friend); Xehanort (enemy)|
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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 retconned 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.
Reaction and Popularity
In an ASCII Media Works poll, Aqua was voted as the twelfth most popular video game character from 2010. In a Famitsu poll from 2011, Aqua was voted as the fourth most popular Kingdom Hearts character. 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.
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.
- The Road to Light by Arcawolf
- Aqua, Jewel-Princess ver.(KHUx Boss Enemy)
Fan Sites and Communities
- FanFiction (FFN): Kingdom Hearts stories and crossovers featuring Aqua
- DeviantArt (DA): Aqua-Fanclub
- Archive of Our Own (AO3): Aqua (Kingdom Hearts) works
- Pixiv: #アクア(キングダムハーツ)
- 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.
- 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.
- Cecily. "KINGDOM HEARTS 15th Anniversary Feature in Famitsu" published to KH Insider on 5 April 2017.
- AQUA GOT NORTED