Background information
Origin Kingdom Hearts
Hero information
Full name Riku
Alias Riku-Ansem
Occupation Keyblade Wielder, former henchmen of Maleficent and DiZ, best friend of Sora and Kairi, successor of Terra
Powers / Skills Dark mode, control over darkness and minor Heartless summoning abilities, ability to use Keyblade
Hobbies Competition with Sora
Goals Defeat Sora and acquire his Keyblade (formerly), protect Sora and Kairi from himself, see all the worlds, become a Keyblade master, and maintain full control of his dark side
Friends / Allies Sora, Kairi, King Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Queen Minnie, Yen Sid, Naminé, Axel/Lea, Roxas, Xion, Terra, Aqua, Ventus, Ansem the Wise/DiZ
Enemies Master Xehanort/Young Xehanort, Vantias, Maleficent, Judge Claude Frollo, Clu, Heartless, Nobodies, Nightmares
Type of Hero Redeemed Hero

Will you take the road to light- or the road to darkness?
~ DiZ
Neither. I'm taking the middle road.
~ Riku
Once we step through, we might not be able to come back. We may never see our parents again. There’s no turning back. But this may be our only chance. We can’t let fear stop us! I’m not afraid of the darkness!
~ before he is engulfed in darkness
Once we go through, there's no turning back. It's victory...or oblivion. So, Sora...are you ready? Do you remember before? We stood facing each other on opposite sides of that door. Now we stand side-by-side. Let's go home together this time.
~ after the door appears.
If the world is made of light and darkness... We'll be the darkness
~ to Sora at the Dark Margin.

Riku is the deuteragonist in the Kingdom Hearts series, and is one of Sora's best friends as well as his main rival. Kairi is his other best friend.

Kingdom Hearts

Riku is one of the main inhabitants of Destiny Islands. Maleficent gifted him and took him in with Darkness. Ansem the seeker of Darkness took control and Sora eventually freed him and defeated Ansem. To seal the Door to Darkness he stayed with King Mickey.

Chain of Memories

Riku travels the basement area of Castle Oblivion and confronted two Organization members and then met The King and DiZ. He then defeated Ansem and began his quest to control his Darkness and help Sora awaken.

Kingdom Hearts II

Riku in his Ansem form keep track of Roxas, Sora, and the Nobodies in the Simulated Twilight Town. He meets the Emporer and battles Sora in the Land of Dragons. He becomes his old form and works with Sora, Donald, and Goofy to defeat Xemnas and return home with his friends.

358/2 Days

Riku teams up with Diz to help Sora awaken. He defeats Xion and calls her Keyblade a sham. He has Xion decide what to do. Eventually Diz is fed up with the delays, and has Riku capture Roxas and sends Roxas to the Simulated Twilight Town and he waits for Sora to awaken.


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