The Getterborn (ゲッターボーン Gettābōn) are the eponymous main antagonistic force in Kingdom Hearts: Getterborn Rising.
The Getterborn are Heartless which have been exposed to Getter Rays, giving them Getter Robo-like appearances. According to Cowen Stinger, they were created to be messengers of a mysterious force called the "Getter", which sees Sora as an enemy of the universe and desires his death.
Getterborn can be seen by themselves, or commanding groups of Heartless to do their bidding. However, the Getterborn seem to not be above attacking lesser enemies or using them as shields. They also transform into spaceships to beset travelers trying to reach worlds in Gummi Ships.
The Getterborn have high HP, and the Getterblade is the only keyblade that can deal damage normally to them. But until you acquire that keyblade, your only option is to run from the Getterborn. Similarly, they appear as powerful enemy ships in Gummi Ship levels that cannot be shot down until you get a specific upgrade from Master Goken. They also drop rare synthesis materials to be used in strengthening your weapons/equipment or developing new ones.
- Getter Shard – 13%
- Getter Stone – 9%
- Getter Gem – 6%
- Getter Crystal – 3%
A red eagle-themed Heartless based on Getter-1, that uses tomahawks. It is the most common type, balanced in strength, magic, defense, and speed. It's ship mode resembles Getter Eagle.
A blue jaguar-themed Heartless based on Getter-2, with greater speed and magic. It uses a drill and a claw for hands, but it’s lean frame constitutes weaker defense. It's ship mode resembles Getter Jaguar.
A yellow bear-themed Heartless based on Getter-3 with greater strength and defense. It can fire rockets, stretch it’s arms, and walk on six retractable legs protruding from it’s lower body to take it where it’s all-terrain treads cannot, but it is quite slow and cannot jump or fly. It's ship mode resembles Getter Bear.
- The Getterborn appear to have been inspired by the Invaders from Getter Robo Armageddon, which take over machinery.
- Their resemblances to Getter Robo's forms also harkens back to Armageddon's concept of mass-produced Getter Robos.