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Prelude to Adventure

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"Prelude to Adventure" is a cutscene in Kingdom Hearts III. As its name denotes, it is a prelude to the beginning of Sora's adventure, and features scenes previously included in "2.9 - The First Volume", the secret ending of Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep -A fragmentary passage-.

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Gathered at The Mysterious Tower, Master Yen Sid reminds Sora that their task is to gather several allies in order to defeat Master Xehanort. He also reminds Sora that Xehanort stripped him of most of his power following his failure during the Mark of Mastery exam while trying to obtain the power of waking, and tasks Sora with going to visit Hercules in hopes of finding a way of regaining his strength. Donald and Goofy decide to join Sora on his journey once more.

Once on the Gummi Ship, however, Sora is unable to figure out how to open a gate to Olympus Coliseum. Thankfully, spurred by Goofy quoting Master Yen Sid, he figures out how to summon the gate using the Keyblade, and the trio makes their way to Olympus.

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Fade in on the interior of The Mysterious Tower. Yen Sid sits at his desk. Sora, Donald, and Goofy stand to attention on the other side.

Master Yen Sid: "In order to defeat Xehanort,"

"Unnamed track" (BGM_yt021_cut) begins to play.

Master Yen Sid: "there are allies we must gather, acting now to rouse them from their slumber. We have discussed this before, Sora."

Sora, Donald, and Goofy nod.

Master Yen Sid: "Your Mark of Mastery exam was conducted in the hopes you would acquire the power to wake them."

Sora crosses his arms and nods as Donald and Goofy look up at him.

Master Yen Sid: "However, the darkness nearly took control of you, and your grasp of your new abilities leaves much to be desired."

Sora gasps and uncrosses his arms, deflating at the poor assessment of his skills. Donald gives a pitying groan as he sees his friend's disappointment. Donald reaches out, almost to hug Sora, but hesitates and retracts. On Sora's other side, Goofy groans and reaches out too, a mirror of Donald. Sora stares blankly at the floor.

Master Yen Sid: "Furthermore, Xehanort nearly made you his vessel, and in the process stripped you of most of the power you had gained by then. I suspect you have already noticed this, correct? But first, you must regain all the strength you have lost. Perhaps it is foolish to expect a complete recovery, but it is absolutely vital you perfect one power—the power of waking, which you failed to master during your exam. There's someone who lost his strength and found it again, a true hero to whom you ought to pay a visit."

Sora's face lights up and he gasps as he realizes Yen Sid is referring to Hercules. He jumps into an action pose, mimicking a hero stance, then jumps back up and flexes his biceps.

Master Yen Sid: "Perhaps he can point you in the right direction."

Sora straightens, chuckles, and salutes the Master.

Sora: "Got it."

Yen Sid nods approvingly.

The music stops.

Donald Duck: "Master Yen Sid..."

Donald and Goofy take a step forward.

Goofy: "You can count on us to take care of Sora!"

Master Yen Sid: "I would have it no other way. I put Sora in your hands."

Donald and Goofy turn to Sora. Donald puts his hand palm-down in front of him.

Donald Duck: "And don't forget, we'll keep an eye on you."

Goofy places his hand on top of Donald's.

Goofy: "Oh, this is gonna be lots of fun!"

Sora: "It's not a vacation."

Sora smiles and adds his hand to Donald and Goofy's stacked hands. They hold for a moment before separating.

Sora: "Let's go!"

Sora, Donald, and Goofy turn back to Yen Sid and stand to attention again.

Sora, Donald Duck and Goofy: "Count on us!"

The music stops.

The screen fades to black. Fade back in on the gummi ship floating between worlds. Cut to inside the ship, where Sora sits in the captain's chair, with Goofy and Donald in seats behind him.

"Unnamed track" (BGM_gm022_cut) begins to play.

Sora's arms are crossed and he's looking at the floor, his expression filled with frustration. Behind him, Donald's arms are crossed and he looks incredibly irritated. Sora groans and then throws his arms up.

Sora: "How're we supposed to get there now?"

Donald Duck: "What? I thought you knew!"

Goofy: "Looks like all the old highways are closed. Didn't Master Yen Sid say that Sora should trust the guidance his heart gives?"

Donald Duck: "C'mon, Sora! Which way?"

Sora: "Ummmmmm..."

Donald Duck: "Hey, would you get serious?"

Sora: "Gimme a break, I'm trying. These things take time!"

Donald deflates with a heavy sigh.

Goofy: "Well, since we've already been before, why don't you try picturing our friends like we're there?"

Sora gets up and walks around his seat. He pauses with a hand on one hip, the other on his chin, and hums as he thinks. Then he lifts his arms, flexing his biceps and clenching his teeth.

Donald Duck: "Well?"

Sora throws his hands up in defeat.

Sora: "Sorry, I got nothin'."

Donald gives a heavy groan.

Sora: "What did you expect?"

Goofy: ""May your heart be your guiding key.""

Sora turns to Goofy and rests a hand on his seat.

Sora: "Huh? What's that?"

Goofy: "Master Yen Sid always said that, right before we went off on any of our real important adventures."

Sora: "Really?"

Sora turns to Donald.

Sora: "Ring a bell?"

Donald shakes his head and shrugs. Goofy scratches his head.

Goofy: "Maybe I just imagined it."

Sora: "May my heart be my guiding key..."

Sora's face lights up and he chuckles.

Sora runs in front of his chair and stretches out his hand.

Sora: "I've got it!"

Sora summons his Keyblade and points it at the windshield. The tip of the Keyblade glows bright. Outside, a swirling vortex forms in front of the ship.

Donald Duck and Goofy: "It's a gate!"

Sora plops back down into his seat and grabs the steering wheel.

Sora: "All right! Olympus Coliseum, here we come!"

The gummi ship blasts into gear, zooming to and then through the gate. The screen flashes and a black title-card with simple white text appears, reading:

KINGDOM HEARTS II.9

After a moment, the screen fades to black.

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Prelude to Adventure