- Not to be confused with the game company Sora Ltd..
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate artwork
|First appearance||Kingdom Hearts (2002)|
|Latest appearance||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Challenger Pack 11) (2021)|
|Portrayed by||Haley Joel Osment (English, 2002-present)|
Miyu Irino (Japanese, 2002-present)
Sora is the protagonist of the Disney and Square Enix crossover video game series Kingdom Hearts. The series pits him fighting alongside and against various Disney and Final Fantasy characters, including Cloud Strife and Sephiroth, with Donald Duck and Goofy being among his main allies. Sora wields a Keyblade as his weapon of choice.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
On October 5, 2021, Sora was announced to be the last DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and was released alongside his home stage, Hollow Bastion, as part of Challenger Pack 11 on October 18, 2021. Sora's reveal trailer is "The Last Key." According to Masahiro Sakurai, Sora was the real winner of the Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot held in 2015 for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U; though the contest concluded with Bayonetta being added to the game, Sakurai stated that this was because Sora was not considered a realistic option at the time. Sakurai has stated that Sora was originally not going to be part of the game and that there were only supposed to be five fighters in Fighters Pass Vol. 2. He stated that he met a Disney representative that was open to the idea, and after some discussions, they decided to add him as an extra character. He is the only fighter to be owned by Disney, as well as the fourth fighter from Square Enix (following Cloud, Hero, and Sephiroth).
Sora is a lightweight character, being lighter than Sonic and Duck Hunt but heavier than Falco and Rosalina & Luma, while having the same weight as Zelda. He possesses a unique midair jump, ascending a further distance in a curved trajectory in a similar manner to Ness or Mewtwo. If Sora wins a stamina battle, the screen will zoom in and slowly fade to white, a reference to the victory animation that occurs when defeating a boss in the Kingdom Hearts series. In his stage entrance, Sora soars onto the stage and raises his Keyblade.
All of Sora's alternate costumes are based on each of his outfits in the series. While the default one is from the first Kingdom Hearts, the second one is from Kingdom Hearts II, third from Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and fourth from Kingdom Hearts III. The rest are various forms of him from the games; the fifth, sixth, and seventh are the Timeless River form, the Valor Form, and Wisdom Form from Kingdom Hearts II respectively, and the eighth and last is the Ultimate Form from Kingdom Hearts III.
Classic Mode route
All matches in Sora's Classic Mode route are Stamina battles, except for the final round.
|The Light That Clears the Darkness|
|1||Link, Young Link (Dark Link costumes)||Hollow Bastion||Fragments of Sorrow|
|2||Mr. Game & Watch ×8||Skyworld (Battlefield)||Night of Fate|
|3||Cloud (Advent Children costume)||Coliseum||Shrouding Dark Cloud|
|4||Robin (♂) ×2, Robin (♀)||Kalos Pokémon League||Hollow Bastion|
|5||Giant Ganondorf||Find Mii (Ω)||Destiny's Force|
|6||Metal Sora||Hollow Bastion (Dive to the Heart)||Destati|
|Final||Master Hand, Crazy Hand||Final Destination||Destati|
- Main article: Magic
Magic is Sora's standard special attack. It encompasses three different elemental spells, Firaga, Thundaga, and Blizzaga, which cycle around in that order upon usage.
Firaga shoots a single fireball from Sora's Keyblade, and can be repeatedly performed by continuing to press the attack input button. Thundaga calls down three clouds to shoot electricity down in a straight line, which can hit up to three times. Blizzaga shoots a stream of ice particles which freeze the opponent upon contact.
- Main article: Sonic Blade
Sora's side special, Sonic Blade, allows him to dash forward with his Keyblade up to three times, allowing him to target opponents similarly to Sonic's Homing Attack. The first use of this move only lets Sora move sideways, while the second and third uses enable Sora to move in any direction.
- Main article: Aerial Sweep
Aerial Sweep is Sora's up special move. Sora performs a rising spin while slashing with his Keyblade, which can be controlled to move left or right. If performed on the ground, Sora jumps off to perform the attack. The attack can be followed up with Sonic Blade after its ascent is complete.
- Main article: Counterattack
Counterattack is Sora's down special, enabling him to counter attacking opponents with an upward Keyblade slash if they attack during his counter stance. Unlike typical counter moves, Counterattack forces affected opponents to enter a stunned animation.
Sealing the Keyhole
- Main article: Sealing the Keyhole
Sora's Final Smash, Sealing the Keyhole, enables him to shoot a Keyhole portal from his Keyblade, which sucks up to three opponents inside and manifests a large door with the Super Smash Bros. sigil. The door sucks the opponents inside and closes, while Sora fires a beam of light into the door's keyhole. Sora then turns around and poses while the sealed door explodes with the fighters inside.
This Final Smash deals around 60% damage, and instantly defeats opponents with over 100% damage accumulated.
|No.||Name||Image||Series / game||Type||Class||Strength / effect(s)||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|1500||Sora||KINGDOM HEARTS Series||Fighter||N/A||N/A||Classic Mode as Sora||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|1501||Sora (KINGDOM HEARTS II)||KINGDOM HEARTS Series||Fighter||N/A||N/A||Vault Shop||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|1502||Sora (KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance])||KINGDOM HEARTS Series||Fighter||N/A||N/A||Vault Shop||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|1503||Sora (KINGDOM HEARTS III)||KINGDOM HEARTS Series||Fighter||N/A||N/A||Vault Shop||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|1504||Sora (Timeless River)||KINGDOM HEARTS Series||Fighter||N/A||N/A||Vault Shop||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Sora shares this stock conversation with all other Fighters Pass characters. It was originally used for Mewtwo, Lucas, Roy, Ryu, Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, who are downloadable fighters in that game.
- Pit: Who is THAT?
- Palutena: I have no data on this fighter. I can't believe it!
- Viridi: It must be an intruder from another dimension!
- Pit: Whoever it is, the goal remains the same: to fight and win!
Sora facing Sephiroth in his Kingdom Hearts II costume
Sora mid-attack on Bowser in his Kingdom Hearts III costume
Names in other languages
|Sora; derived from「空」(sora, meaning "sky")|
- The announcement for Sora in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was paired with an announcement that the three mainline Kingdom Hearts games (Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix + HD 2.5 Remix, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and Kingdom Hearts III) would be coming to the Nintendo Switch via cloud streaming.
- ^ Nintendo (October 5, 2021). Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate – Battling with Sora – Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved October 5, 2021.
- ^ @PushDustIn on Twitter - Translated summary of Sakurai's Column 639, “The Final One” from Famitsu. Posted October 20, 2021. Accessed on October 27, 2021.
- ^ Several Kingdom Hearts games are coming to Nintendo Switch. The Verge. Posted October 5, 2021. Accessed on October 5, 2021.