In a quirky turn of events, Kingdom Hearts fans have taken the internet by storm, showcasing their dedication and love for the beloved game series. Following the surprising rebrand of Twitter as “X,” reminiscent of Elon Musk’s fascination with the letter ‘X,’ fans of the iconic Square Enix trilogy decided to make a unique statement. They embarked on an enthusiastic journey of changing their Twitter profile pictures to feature the enigmatic hooded characters from the game, members of the mysterious Organization XIII. This trend quickly gained momentum, leading to a widespread and entertaining wave of memes and fandom expressions, reflecting the vibrant Kingdom Hearts community. Let’s delve into this peculiar yet fascinating phenomenon that emerged on July 23, 2023.
The Connection Between ‘X’ Rebrand and Organization XIII
The link between Twitter’s rebranding as “X” and Organization XIII lies in the shared affinity for the letter ‘X.’ Within the Kingdom Hearts universe, Master Xehanort, the overarching villain, serves as the leader of the enigmatic Organization XIII. As Elon Musk’s peculiar decision to rebrand Twitter unfolded, fans seized the opportunity to showcase their passion for the game and its characters.
The Rise of the Kingdom Hearts Fandom on Twitter
It all began with a Kingdom Hearts fan named Letryx, who passionately urged fellow fans to rise up and change their Twitter profile pictures. This call to action set off a domino effect, as fans enthusiastically embraced the trend. The platform was soon flooded with images of Organization XIII members, donning their characteristic black cloaks and enigmatic expressions.
Diverse Expressions of Fandom
The Kingdom Hearts community demonstrated its creativity and passion through diverse expressions of fandom. Some fans shared scenes from the game, while others added their own unique twist to the trend by creating original designs featuring the iconic cloaked figures. This surge of creativity extended beyond the boundaries of Kingdom Hearts itself, with some fans cleverly referencing other games and characters in their Twitter bios.
Kingdom Hearts’ Enduring Popularity
The trend’s success can be attributed to the enduring popularity of the Kingdom Hearts series. The games are renowned for their captivating storytelling, which seamlessly combines Disney’s beloved characters with those from the Final Fantasy franchise and other universes. The intricate and twisting lore of Kingdom Hearts has captivated a dedicated fandom that continues to thrive even after the release of Kingdom Hearts III in 2019.
Anticipation for Kingdom Hearts IV
As fans passionately embrace the Twitter trend, they also eagerly anticipate the next installment in the Kingdom Hearts series. Kingdom Hearts IV is currently in development, set in a city resembling Tokyo. The forthcoming game promises to continue the saga of beloved characters, captivating storylines, and immersive gameplay that has defined the series.