Elon Musk’s affinity for the letter ‘X’ is shared by least one Kingdom Hearts character: Grasp Xehanort, the overarching villain of Sq. Enix’s well-liked trilogy and the chief of the Actual Group XIII.
The connection has led to Kingdom Hearts followers altering their profile pics en masse to these of the hooded Nobodies of Group XIII. It is only one within the large wave of memes as fandoms throughout the board poke enjoyable at Musk’s unusual choice to dispose of one of many world’s iconic manufacturers.
It seemingly started with a consumer named Letryx who urged Kingdom Hearts followers to vary their bio pic, writing, “KH followers, it is time to stand up.”
everybody ought to change their twitter pfp to this since we’re gonna be referred to as X now
KH followers, it is time to stand up pic.twitter.com/S7CGrzl7FH
— Leytrx (@MasterLeytrx) July 23, 2023
The pattern shortly caught on amongst Kingdom Hearts followers on the platform, lots of whom posted scenes from the sport as properly.
Twitter after rebranding pic.twitter.com/pfStNsAQWW
— Xestalthcawl (@Stealthclaw96) July 24, 2023
I am in. pic.twitter.com/0YPqUEHr3G
— Oryxalt @ The World that By no means Was (@GohanSkywalker) July 24, 2023
Others got here up with their very own spin on the acquainted cloaked determine.
In RΞZZ we belief. pic.twitter.com/HKV2Jt5xQm
— Rave Daddy Hole 🔜 B??? (55%) (@TheHollowStone) July 24, 2023
Some followers opted to reference different video games fully.
Greetings, it’s I, Bulborb Xehanort. pic.twitter.com/i44QUSESqh
— Cixahelm Machiel (@MichMach74) July 24, 2023
The pattern is partly born out of the fandom’s ongoing ardour for the Kingdom Hearts sequence, which famously melds Disney iconics like Donald Duck (who’s not probably the most highly effective mage ever) with acquainted faces from Closing Fantasy and different franchises. Kingdom Hearts’ twisting lore is a bit too sophisticated to recap right here, however suffice it to say that it has managed to seize a big and devoted fandom.
— Xolen, Seeker of Darnest #NoToX (@LeonSteamhawk) July 24, 2023
The final main Kingdom Hearts launch was 2019’s Kingdom Hearts III, which wrapped a big chunk of the primary arc. Growth on Kingdom Hearts IV, which begins in a metropolis resembling Tokyo, is presently underway.
Within the meantime, the chaos continues amid Musk’s sudden and stunning Twitter rebrand. Little question we’ll be seeing a lot extra fandom’s getting in on the act very quickly.
Kat Bailey is IGN’s Information Director in addition to co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Have a tip? Ship her a DM at @the_katbot.