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The Dark Margin

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"The Dark Margin" is a cutscene in Kingdom Hearts III. It shows Riku and King Mickey arriving at the Dark Margin and being promptly swarmed by Heartless.

Story[edit | edit source]

King Mickey and Riku arrive at the Dark Margin, where King Mickey notes Aqua's trail ends. Riku recognizes the beach as the same place where he and Sora found their way to the realm of light, and suggests that Aqua may have as well. Unfortunately, King Mickey explains that Aqua appears to have fallen even deeper into the darkness and they're not equipped to go after her. Before they can make further plans, they are suddenly surrounded by Shadow Heartless. To the pair's horror, the Shadows group together to take on the new form of a Demon Tower and a battle begins.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Fade in on the calm tides of the Dark Margin. The camera moves back across the sea, then the shore, then back to reveal King Mickey and Riku walking across the sand. Riku comes to a stop, looking out to the water.

Riku: "This beach..."

King Mickey: "It's gone."

Riku: "Huh?"

Mickey, now a few steps ahead of Riku, also halts.

King Mickey: "I'm positive Aqua was here."

Mickey turns to face Riku.

King Mickey: "But now...her trail's gone dim."

Riku scans the area.

Riku: "I've been here, too. With Sora."

King Mickey: "Really?"

Riku: "This is where we found our way back to the realm of light. Hey, maybe Aqua did, too!"

King Mickey sadly shakes his head. He turns to face the water.

King Mickey: "Aqua...has fallen into an even darker abyss—somewhere I can't see her. And I don't think we're equipped to dive any deeper than we already are."

Riku: "So then..."

A group of Shadows emerge, surrounding King Mickey and Riku. The pair move to stand back to back as Mickey summons his Keyblade.

King Mickey: "Oh no!"

Riku: "What?!"

Riku summons his Keyblade.

King Mickey: "Riku...be careful. Even the least threatening Heartless are stronger in this realm."

Riku: "I got it."

The Shadows run past the pair, arranging themselves into a clump along the shore. The Heartless begin to merge, forming a pulsating flurry that suddenly bursts upwards, forming a tornado-like tower of black darkness. The camera spins around to face the Heartless and a battle begins.

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The Dark Margin