Through all of it, Kairi has always seemed like she cares about Sora as more than a friend, and Sora has confirmed his feelings for her, but Kingdom Hearts is notorious for teasing couples that never fully follow through.
Kingdom Hearts (2002)
Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
|Sora as he appears in Kingdom Hearts III.|
|First appearance||Kingdom Hearts (2002)|
|Created by||Tetsuya Nomura|
|Designed by||Tetsuya Nomura|
Though he never actually admitted it, many fans have come to the conclusion that Riku had romantic feelings for Kairi in the first game. Everything that he did was in order to save her after he found her in a comatose-like state.