Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Secret of the Cathedral

Remember the beginning of Kingdom Hearts? Sora is in a limbo-like shadow area standing on cathedral-like objects made of stained glass that show a Disney Princess in a scene from a movie.

Usually, if you were to be defeated by the heartless, you would start over from the beginning of the fight. However, if you're defeated on top of the Snow White cathedral, exactly in the center of the apple she's holding, you won't start before the battle.

Instead, Sora respawns in a different cathedra.

The first thing one notices about the area is the music. Instead of being choir-like or happy, as the music in the game often is, the music is nothing but this odd static sound accompanied by a single broken violin attempting to play a scratchy version of Simple and Clean. The longer one stays in this area, the louder the 'music' gets and even if the television is muted or turned down, it won't shut up.

As for the floor, it's like the Snow White one. The color of the glass is harsher and the scene is somewhat more frightening than the original, however. Instead of Snow White eating an apple, she is dead at the bottom holding the apple, blood leaking from all of her facial orifaces as the even queen laughs in triumph while holding a bloody heart.

As you progress in this new place, the other cathedrals have similar scenes: Beauty watches in horror as her father is devoured by the beast, Sleeping Beauty lies completely still with her face a gaunt gray (hinting at death, I assume) while King Philip is burned to death by Dragon Maleficent, Cinderella is sold into slavery by her step-sisters...

The scenes show what dark ending could have been put into the stories. The details in the pictures (especially the gruesome segments) are far more advanced than one would expect from a game of this time.

The Heartless you face in this area are also different. Instead of being cute shadows, they are horrifying. They have red eyes with yellow irises and sharp claws at the ends of their hands. They're taller than Sora and much more slender. They move insanely fast and often dispatch all but the most experienced players. They are also difficult to see, as the blend in with the black background. Most people are only able to see their eyes.

The staff and shield don't work against these creatures, so only people with the sword are able to fight them.

Most peole who randomly stumble upon this often reset the game, thinking it's a glitch because they're unable to get farther than the first cathedral. However, there are some who have made it much further.

The music gets louder (as mentioned before) and a strange whispering can be heard beneath the noise and violin. Finally, the player makes it to the last cathedral in the area and fights the giant Sora-shadow Heartless. He is different than the one you usually fight. There is no heart-shaped hole in his chest and his eyes are red with yellow irises.

The fight is rather short, as well. The giant grabs Sora, who gets wrapped up by the darkness. It begins to enter his eyes, nose, ears, and mouth. Sora screams while the violin plays louder, combining with the whisperings and other screams until it becomes a mess of noise...then the darkness covers Sora completely.

Most of the noise (save for the whispering) abruptly stops and the words "Game Over" flash continually on the screen. It's different from the usual game over screen, as it doesn't show Sora floating below his heart, nor does it have any options to return to the game or title menu.

Players who try to reset the game and start over find that every time they try to play that copy, all the screen shows is the Game Over screen with the whispering in the background. The few players who made it that far reported to hear whispering when they are alone in rooms and have occasionally seen red eyes with yellow irises in dark and distant places.

The designers of the game deny ever making this section and say the creatures, area, story, and music don't appear in the code. They claim it is a fabrication by people with a sick sense of humor.

However, there was one designer - Akane Hoyotami - who was on the game only in the beginning stages (when the cathedral levels were being created) and left shortly after this section was finished. Because he left so early, his role in the game is uncredited. He made some calls to the Japanese police after that, claiming there were creatures following him with red eyes and yellow irises.

The police dismissed his reports as the ramblings of a lunatic and led him out of the police station. He was found dead the next morning, cut up by something sharp. The neighbor in the apartment next to him claimed they heard Akane screaming about eyes and whispering when they called the police.

20 comments:

  1. Was it necessary to ruin a KH creepy pasta with the "oh btw, he left early on so he wasn't credited, that's why you dont know about him" thing? If this was legit, in any way, no one would be able to hear about KH without hearing about this too.

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  2. does this really work?

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  3. Geez. A KH creepypasta that wasn't creepy, how about that.

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  4. Jesus, if this is real, call me Candy! I wanna try this but if you're a liar, I'll find you and curse you out

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  5. IT'S NOT A CATHEDRAL!!! IT'S CALLED "DIVE TO THE HEART!!! YOU N00B!!!

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  6. Amusing. I may try this sometime. However the possibilities of beeing followed by creatures and never be able to play KH again implicates me. Strange stuff and I thought it was scary.

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  7. Holy fuck.

    This was such crappy shit.

    Seriously:

    "so thr iz dis glitch in kindom herts and u go and ppl r ded n hertlus r scary n da muzik is creepi wit violin and getz loud n u cant turn it of and the shadow killz u and noone ever herd a da guy hoo maed it cuz he quit and kilt hisself!"

    It's every video game creepy pasta ever, just not scary, and written by a 10 year old.

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    1. I completely agree.... how droll...

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  8. Never played kingdom hearts but this was an awful story that been repeated hundreds of times, the only good ones ive found are "Majora", and those 2 minecraft ones, and those werent even very good

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  9. Lame creepypasta, but the Red-eyed Heartless desciption reminds me of the Neoshadows and Novashadows in 358/2 Days O_o

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  10. You can't make a KH creepy pasta, it's just not possible to make that game scary. It's too awesome.

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    1. Yes, you can.

      http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Kingdom_Hearts:_The_Other_Mix

      Xehanort loves you! <3

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  11. C'mon, People. Cut him a break. Sure, this Pasta isn't the best one out there, but stop bashing him....>_>

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  12. Akane is a girls name. Also the giant creature is called a Darkside.
    I don't think this pasta is bad necessarily but it is flawed. The main problem comes from the game chosen. The 'Haunted Game' genre of Creepypasta plays on the subversion of something innocent into something creepy. KH is already a rather creepy game, with shadow monsters and darkness injected into normally happy Disney worlds. This is the reason why a KH pasta doesn't work. Still though, this isn't all that bad and you should continue writing whoever you are. :)

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  13. While this did creep me out in the begining, the 'glitch' is flawed.
    One: You can't die on the Snow White floor. You can only choose the weapon you wish to fight with
    Two: You don't meet the heartless until the Cinderella floor
    Three: You can't actually die in Kingdom Hearts until the Sleeping Beauty floor.
    So for those who want to actually try this out, just don't. It's a fail already :T

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  14. i tried this myself and it didn*t work. you have a very strange sense of humor.

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  15. Seriously, no wonder people don't want to share there work, sure its flawed but at least someone has the time and energy to try something and hope they do a descent job.

    And who says KH can't be a creepypasta, just because it is your opinion doesn't mean its someone else.
    How about (for the people doing it) stop beating this down and give some constructive criticism.

    It is not a bad creepypasta, it has flaws here and there but I have seen much worse

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  16. How can you even die on t'h Snow White part?There are no Heartless,just t'h part when you choose your weapon.And really,RED eyes with yellow irises?Boooooooo...

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  17. I have read this three times, and even though i know it is flawed and fake, it still gives me the creeps.

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