Roxas was assigned to help Xaldin to destroy two Heartless that were threatening the Beast and those in his castle.
Upon entering the West Hall of the Beast's Castle, Roxas and Xaldin encounter a massive number of respawning minor darkness. With Xaldin's help, Roxas was able to destroy the respawning enemies. Once they been taken them out, Roxas and Xaldin continued to head north at the end of the hall. There, they encounter creature they were assigned to eliminate: the Dark Follower. Shortly after the Dark Follower spotted Roxas and Xaldin and processed to attack them. After a long battle, The Dark Follower was defeated.
- The Dark Follower bears a strong resemblance towards the Darkside.
- Some believe that they are cousins.
- The Dark Follower even has some of the same abilities as Darkside.