Game of Thrones theory. Book spoilers under the cut.
Okay, so do y’all remember the first time you played the original Kingdom Hearts game, and you got to the end? Where Sora and company are trying to close the door to Kingdom Hearts, but they can’t and then Riku - who you previously thought was dead or something - shows up on the other side and helps you close it from the inside? And then fucking Mickey Mouse shows up inside too and says some inspirational shit and holds off the armies of heartless long enough for everyone to get the door closed? And you are just completely wrecked and you haven’t even gotten to the finale where Sora and Kairi see each other one last time?
All I’m saying is that if The House of Hades doesn’t deliver simliar emotional devastation, I’m gonna be sorely disappointed.