mickey

King Mickey, simply referred to as The King , His Highness or Your Highness or more commonly as “Your Majesty” is the king of Disney Castle and a recurring character in the Kingdom Hearts series. He travels the worlds battling the forces of darkness, and is the chosen Keyblade wielder for the Realm of Darkness, though he follows the path of light. Originally believing that the darkness had to be eliminated, he eventually realized that light and darkness are interdependent and cannot exist without the other due to his encounters with Riku.Though he is known as the King of Disney Castle, his true name is Mickey Mouse.While only being 2’3″ (69 cm) tall, King Mickey is an incredibly powerful character in the Kingdom Hearts universe. He has appeared in all currently released Kingdom Hearts games and will be in all announced games. First studying under Yen Sid, Mickey is possibly the inventor of Gummi Ships, the first to realize the threat of darkness spreading between worlds, and one of the characters most strongly affiliated with light, including Sora. This is not always readily apparent, as his character remains very simple spoken, colloquial, and lighthearted. But contrary to this appearance, King Mickey has played a major role in all Kingdom Hearts games. So far Mickey has been in all of the Kingdom Hearts games, excluding Kingdom Hearts V CAST.Mickey is an anthropomorphic mouse with black fur, round ears of the same color, and a thin, long, black tail. His usual outfit in the Kingdom Hearts series is a modified version of the one he wears in modern Disney cartoons. He wears a short-sleeved jacket with white lining. The top half of this jacket is black, while the bottom half is red, and there are two yellow straps dangling in front of it. His pants are red and sport a zipper going down the front of each leg. Each leg also has a yellow pouch with a black strap that partially cover the zipper, as well as a blue strap on the outer side of each pant leg. Mickey wears very large, yellow shoes with gray backs and two orange, intersecting straps attached to the front of each shoe.This design was eventually used as a base to create Sora’s outfit in the first Kingdom Hearts, and the King is first seen wearing this clothing in the first game’s ending sequence. As he is not physically present until the final cutscene, at which point he is still only a silhouette, Jiminy was incapable of recording the King’s outfit in the journal.In Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Mickey wears a black vest with white lining, two yellow buttons near the bottom, and a zipper that only reaches about halfway down the vest. Under this vest he wears a short-sleeved shirt that is seems to be the same black, white-lined color scheme as his vest, though the cuffs of the sleeves are red. His pants are red and quite baggy. The pockets have white lining. Similar to Goofy, the front of Mickey’s pant legs are pulled up slightly by elastic, blue straps. Mickey’s shoes here are also yellow, but the tips and lower halves are black and the soles are white. Each shoe has two blue straps that intersect over the top of the shoe.While training under Yen Sid during Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, Mickey’s outfit is virtually identical to the way it looks in Kingdom Hearts II, except for the color: Mickey’s clothing is colored in grayscale, losing all the colors it had, save for black, white, and gray, making it similar to Sora’s outfit in Kingdom Hearts II. He also attacks using the teeth of his Star Seeker as opposed the broad edge of the Kingdom Key D in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, adding more contrast between his appearances in both games.During Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and the early stages of Kingdom Hearts II, Mickey wears the black cloak, gloves, and shoes that Organization XIII members wear. Though largely the same as the other cloaks, Mickey’s apparently has holes in the hood for his ears, and the drawstrings on his version sport Hidden Mickey symbols on the tips. In all of his appearances, except for when he wears the black cloak, Mickey dons the famous, white gloves common to most older Disney characters.

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