- “You make a good other.”
- ―Roxas to Sora
He is the Nobody of Sora and was Rank XIII within the original Organization XIII. Although Sora's heart was restored after his creation, Roxas continued to endure and exist until he was eventually absorbed back into him. However, the knowledge of Roxas would influence Sora to search for a way to revive Roxas. The solution turned out to be by providing a Replica vessel to house Roxas' newly-formed heart, giving Roxas a life of separate from Sora's.
- “You should share some of that hatred with Sora. He's far too nice for his own good.”
- ―DiZ to Roxas
As he has gained his own heart, Roxas genuinely has his own emotions and personality. Similar to Sora and Ventus, he's kind, likable, and friendly. He cares about others and is brave.
Roxas is generally more mature and will think rationally before moving forward, unlike the happy-go-lucky Sora. However, Roxas also displays a much more aggressive personality compared to Sora when teased or confused, and can be irritable and impatient. He can also be cocky and arrogant at times.
A defining trait to Roxas is his desire to have a life of his own and to be acknowledged as a single being. He spends his entire existence wanting to have friends and to spend time with them like a normal teenager, ever since he first sees children in Twilight Town doing so. Though he will still help people in need, he actually would prefer not to have the keyblade, as it prevents him from living the normal life he wants.
He intensely dislikes being compared to Sora, because he would rather people see him as his own person. He ultimately opts to merge with Sora regardless of all the aforementioned, proving him to be responsible and selfless.
Roxas mellows out considerably after he learns of and accepts his fate as Sora's nobody.
When he was first created, he was somewhat "blank", not yet understanding life and what it means to have one. He was naive and very curious about his surroundings as his new best friend Axel showed him the world.
Though he is Sora's nobody, Roxas primarily resembles Ventus due to Ventus's heart residing within Sora during his creation; he and Ventus are virtually identical aside from his browner eyebrows versus Ventus's blonde eyebrows.
Though he is chronologically only a few years old, Roxas appears to be 15-year-old teenager with striking blue eyes and short, spiky dirty-blonde hair. He is thin and somewhat short, especially compared to his older fellow Organization members.
He spends much of his existence in a standard Organization XIII uniform, a black zipped-up hooded coat that reaches his ankles, and simple black shoes. His sleeves fit him somewhat looser than some other members.
At his creation, and after his time in the Organization, he wears an off-white, short-sleeved jacket with a red collar lined with black and accented with black checkers. Under it he wears a sleeveless black zip-up jacket, with the zipper resembling the nobody symbol. He wears two-toned jeans, that are charcoal colored around the top, but beige beginning halfway through his thigh. On his left hand, he has a wristband with a black-and-white checkered pattern and two similar finger coverings, a black one on his index finger and a white one on his middle finger.
Powers and Abilities
Being Sora's nobody, Roxas is endowed with half of Sora's power. He holds a unique ability to wield two keyblades, because he was created from two hearts with wielding abilities, Sora and Ventus. He dual-wields the Oathkeeper and Oblivion keyblades -- each respectively represent his link to Kairi and Riku through Sora. It also represents his promise made to Xion, to stop the creation of Kingdom Hearts(Oathkeeper), and his failure to do so(Oblivion).
He also has the ability to manipulate light, earning him the "Light" attribute within Organization XIII.
All official members of Organization XIII were given a sub-species of nobodies to command; Roxas was given control of Samurai Nobodies, known for using their swords and the sheaths in combat against their enemies.
- The scene in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix where Axel bids Roxas goodbye is similar to the one in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days where Xion greeted Roxas on the clocktower before their battle. In both cases, Roxas is seen cradling himself before being surprised by the appearance of his friends. He is then offered to share one final sea-salt ice cream and watch one more sunset with them before moving on.
- It appears that Roxas is fond of star and moon shapes, as his bedroom in the simulated Twilight Town is filled with the shapes in the furniture. Examples include: a star-shaped desk chair, a moon phase calendar on his wall, star-shaped clothing hooks and even a night sky-theme glass window on his bedroom door. This is directly parallel to Ventus, who similarly had interest in astronomy and was fond of star-gazing.
- Roxas has appeared in every entry in the Kingdom Hearts series, even before his formal introduction in Kingdom Hearts II. In the original KH, he is featured in the secret ending, though his identity would not be revealed until KHII's release.