Maleficent is the man antagonist in the Kingdom Hearts series. She is Sora's archenemy.
Originally from Enchanted Dominion, Maleficent is responsible for plunging that world and Radiant Garden into darkness. For some time, she used Radiant Garden as her base of operations, renaming it Hollow Bastion. There, she led a group of Disney villains consisting of Hades, Jafar, Ursula, Captain Hook and Oogie Boogie. Maleficent also manipulated Sora's best friend Riku into turning to the dark side to do her bidding.
All of her allies and Maleficent herself were defeated by Sora, Donald and Goofy. Maleficent succumbed to the darkness, but managed to return in Kingdom Hearts II. Now without her allies, she used Pete as an emissionary to travel from world to world, recruiting local villains and spreading Heartless. Maleficent herself also traveled to various worlds, stirring up trouble in her old home base Hollow Bastion, attempting to turn Disney Castle into her new home and resurrecting Oogie Boogie in Halloween Town.
Still out for revenge, she now travels from world to world, coaxing local villains into fighting Sora, Pooh, Piglet, Paddington, Dobby, Maya, Bounce and Sisu.
Maleficent arrives shortly afterwards and recruits Shenzi, Banzai and Ed as minions to takeover Pride Lands. However, Maleficent changes her plans to getting revenge on Sora and the others first. Upon hearing Scar had been corrupted with darkness, she brings him back to assist in taking over Pride Rock. Maleficent and Scar kidnap Zazu, leaving Shenzi, Banzai and Ed behind to attack Sora, Pooh, Piglet, Paddington, Dobby, Maya, Bounce and Sisu. Maleficent also prepares to turn Simba into a Heartless, but is then dismissed by Scar.
After Dr. Facilier's plans of exchanging the hearts and souls of all residents of his world in exchange for wealth and power were foiled by Sora, Pooh, Piglet, Paddington, Dobby, Maya, Bounce and Sisu, Maleficent busts him out of his voodoo prison and convinced him to go after them and seek vengeance for their meddling.
To get revenge on Sora specifically, Maleficent tried to destroy the islands with the help of Iron Monger and the Carnotaurus, but Sora, Pooh, Piglet, Paddington, Dobby, Maya, Bounce, Sisu and Scrat defeated them.
Maleficent arrives in Azkaban prison, where she summons her Heartless army everywhere. Together with Ultron, Maleficent ambushed Harry, Sora, Pooh, Piglet, Paddington, Dobby, Maya, Bounce, Sisu, Luna, Neville and Ginny. Maleficent summoned her Heartless army to force Harry to surrender the prophecy. When Harry hands it to Ultron, Sirius and Remus Lupin arrive with Order members Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt and Mad-Eye Moody. Just as Sirius overpowers Ultron, Maleficent kills Sirius. Maleficent also summons the Dark Wizard Heartless to attack Sora, Harry, Pooh, Piglet, Paddington, Dobby, Maya, Bounce and Sisu, before she and Ultron escaped.
Maleficent returned to the world, where she and Draco's mother, Narcissa seek out Severus Snape, who gains their confidence by claiming he is a mole within the Order of the Phoenix. Snape makes an Unbreakable Vow with Narcissa to protect Draco and fulfil his task should he fail. In Diagon Alley, Sora, Harry, Pooh, Piglet, Paddington, Dobby, Maya, Bounce and Sisu see Draco and Narcissa Malfoy, and follow them into Knockturn Alley. The pair meet Maleficent, Ultron, Venom, Dr. Facilier, Gollum and Thunderclap at Borgin & Burke's. Maleficent and Gollum attack and summon the Heartless, destroying the Burrow. After the battle, a weakened Dumbledore defends Sora, Harry, Pooh, Piglet, Paddington, Dobby, Maya, Bounce and Sisu from Inferi by creating a ring of fire, and teleports the nine back to Hogwarts, where she, Dr. Facilier, Ultron, Gollum and Thunderclap have entered through the Vanishing Cabinet in the Room of Requirement that Draco has secretly connected to one in Knockturn Alley. As Sora, Harry, Pooh, Piglet, Paddington, Dobby, Maya, Bounce and Sisu hide, Draco appears and disarms the headmaster, revealing Voldemort chose him to kill Dumbledore. Draco hesitates; Snape, however, arrives and kills Dumbledore. Maleficent and the group of villains escape escape, while Snape reveals to Sora, Harry, Pooh, Piglet, Paddington, Dobby, Maya, Bounce and Sisu that he is the Half-Blood Prince.
At Malfoy Manor, Severus Snape meets with Lord Voldemort, Maleficent, Dr. Facilier, Ultron, Venom, Gollum and Thunderclap. Maleficent sees a Snatcher has Gryffindor's sword that she believed was in her Gringotts vault. Sora, Harry, Pooh, Piglet, Paddington, Dobby, Maya, Bounce and Sisu are locked into the cellar where they encounter Luna, Ollivander, and Griphook. Upstairs, Maleficent plans to invade Hogwarts with Heartless all over. Harry begs for help using a mirror shard in which he believes he glimpsed Dumbledore. Sora, Pooh, Piglet, Paddington, Dobby, Maya, Bounce and Sisu helped save everyone while Harry grabs their captured wands from Draco Malfoy. Maleficent then summons the Spell-Catcher Heartless to attack the Sora, Harry, Pooh, Piglet, Paddington, Dobby, Maya, Bounce and Sisu, but the plan failed.
Eighth and Final Visit
Maleficent tried to attack Sora, Harry, Pooh, Piglet, Paddington, Dobby, Maya, Bounce and Sisu, but the plan failed, prompting her to leave.
In his private quarters, Vader meets Maleficent, who alerts the Dark Lord to a "two new enemies who could destroy" the Empire - Luke Skywalker and Sora. Vader suggests that if they could be turned, they would be "powerful allies". Maleficent agrees, saying that Luke and Sora would be "great assets" and asks his apprentice if it could be done. Vader declares Luke and Sora will join the Empire "or die".
Maleficent arrives and praises Lord Vader on her efforts in the construction of the Death Star. She also senses that Vader craves for the continuation of his search for Luke, and Luke’s friend, Sora. Maleficent also gives Darth Vader the power of darkness and Vader is corrupted with darkness, but she is dismissed and leaves the world, while Luke, Sora, Pooh and Piglet continue finishing off Vader.
With the help of Demyx, Maleficent attempted to destroy this world to get revenge on Sora, Pooh and Piglet. To accomplish this, she summons the Heartless all over the world. She has also brought Wooster with her. Wooster initially follows Maleficent, fighting Sora, but then switches sides on him.
Maleficent talks to Skinner about the Heartless plan. Maleficent also spawns the Mouse Catcher Heartless to help Skinner get revenge on Sora, Pooh, Piglet, Paddington, Dobby, Maya, Bounce, Sisu and Remy.
Quirrell removes his turban and reveals that he is corrupted with darkness by Maleficent. Through an enchantment placed by Dumbledore, Harry finds the stone in his possession. Maleficent orders Quirrell (corrupted with darkness) to kill Sora, Pooh, Piglet and Harry in response, before she fades away; however, he is instead killed after Harry ends up burning his skin, reducing Quirrell to dust and causing the darkness to rise from it's ashes.
Maleficent appears in this world after Elsa runs away from her kingdom. Maleficent manipulates Elsa with darkness, making her fight Sora, Donald and Goofy inside her castle. But after Elsa rebels against her, she turns Hans into a Heartless and makes him fight Sora, Donald and Goofy.
Meanwhile, Maleficent told Harry and Marv that Kevin is home alone, but he is with Sora, Pooh and Piglet.
Maleficent appears deep inside the pyramid, before the Alien Queen. Entering the pyramid, Sora quickly recognizes the Predator statues. Inside the pyramid, they are ambushed by a Predator called Chopper. Chopper is them ambushed himself by an especially vicious Alien called Grid, who then fights a second Predator, Celtic. Celtic is also defeated by Grid.
A voice calls out to Sora and his friends, which turns out to be Alexa "Lex" Woods. She explains what is going on at the pyramid and also tells them that, before they were killed, the people she was with saw "a woman in a black robe" in the pyramid, "some kind of witch". Realizing this is Maleficent, Sora and the others accompany Lex deep into the pyramid where they encounter the final Predator, Scar. After fighting him, they enter the Queen's chamber where they find Maleficent fighting off several Aliens. Maleficent reveals her plan - turn the Alien Queen into a Heartless - and calls more Heartless to cause trouble for Sora and his friends.
As a boss
Maleficent is fought in two forms. Her human form has the following moves:
- Electrokinesis - shoots Thunder magic at Sora.
- Dazzle - locks the Command Board. Use the reaction command Mend to unlock it.
Her dragon form has the following attacks:
- Bite - bites with her massive jaws.
- Firestorm - breathes fire across the arena.
- Firebomb - spits fireballs at Sora.
- Thump - rears up and drops down to create a powerful shockwave.