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Xehanort's Heartless
Background information
Feature films
Television programs
Video games Kingdom Hearts Series
Park attractions
Voice Billy Zane, Richard Epcar
Performance model
Designer Tetsuya Nomura
Character information
Other names Ansem
Personality Emotionless, cruel sadistic
Occupation Heartless
Alignment Heartless
Goal Gain supreme darkness via Kingdom Hearts
Home Radiant Garden
Friends Heartless, Chernabog
Enemies Sora, Donald, Goofy, King Mickey,Kairi
Minions Heartless
Likes Darkness, Kingdom Hearts
Dislikes Light
Powers and abilities Dark Powers
Weapons Shadow
Fate Destroyed by Riku
Typical Saying So you have come this far, and still you understand nothing. Every light must fade, every heart RETURN TO DARKNESS!

Xehanort's Heartless is the main antagonist of Kingdom Hearts and Reverse Rebirth. In both these games he uses the name of his somebody's master: Ansem. He is, as his name implies, the Heartless of the series main villain Master Xehanort.

Kingdom Hearts

Ansem is first seen on Destiny Islands taunting Sora during the tutorials. Other than that he is not physically seen by Sora, Donald or Goofy until the final battle. After many intence showdowns with him, 'Ansem' opens the door to darkness, in attempt to use the power of Kingdom Hearts to gain the power of darkness. Sora then yells out: "Kingdom Hearts is LIGHT!" Light then purs of Ansem, destroying him.

Reverse Rebirth

However, because Riku, Sora's longtime friend served as the host for Ansem, a piece remains even after his destruction by the light of Kingdom Hearts. He is, however, defeated here as well, only this time by Riku.


Xehanort's Heartless is one of only three heartless with human-level intelligence, the other two being Sora's Heartless and Scar. He is a dark, cruel, emotionless sadist who enjoys watching his foes suffer.