okay but you know what would be really, really heartbreaking?
Reawakened Ven going to Olympus Coliseum.
HEAR ME OUT OKAY so when Ven knew Herc, Herc was this skinny nerd kid with dreams of being a hero who needed Ven’s help - and became Ven’s friend!
And now Herc is tall and strong and a real hero! And Ven… hasn’t grown up at all. He’s been asleep, untouched by time, for ten years. And meeting Herc could only serve to hammer that home, His friends all grew up and he’s left behind again.
And then! And then you have Phil. Phil who sees the blonde kid and yells “Roxas! Where ya been kiddo, I been looking all over for ya!” because he trained Roxas, he knew Roxas, and nobody ever told him what happened to Roxas because nobody knew he needed to know.
And Ven has to explain that he isn’t Roxas. Roxas was somebody who looked a lot like him, but Roxas isn’t around any more. Phil’s student won’t be coming back.