I know the manga continuity is very clearly not the game continuity, but I really love this set of panels. It encapsulates what Sora’s about; at his core, his strongest motivator is his compassion, or empathy. At this point, Sora’s quite aware that “Ansem” is a monster who’s thrown multiple worlds into chaos and darkness, harming if not killing many people. Knowing this, Sora is still able to realize that his adversary was a normal person once, not too different from himself. It doesn’t mean that Sora won’t fight tooth and nail to protect his friends and the worlds, but this is the core of who Sora is; he thinks about other people and recognizes that everyone has things that make them who they are.