Riku

Riku is the best friend and rival of Sora, the main character of Kingdom Hearts. His name is derived from the Japanese word for ‘land’.

Islander. A self-confident youth always competing with Sora. He hated the monotony of island life and built a raft with Sora and Kairi to explore the outside world. Riku seems to have vanished along with the Destiny Islands.

Islander. A self-confident youth always competing with Sora. When the Destiny Islands vanished, so did he. By the time Riku reappeared, Sora had already found new friends, so Riku didn’t rejoin him. Riku is willing to go to any length to save Kairi–even join forces with Maleficent.

Riku gained immense power through the forces of darkness. But ordinary humans are no match for the darkness, and it is gradually consuming his heart.

When Kairi lost her heart, Riku allied himself with Maleficent to save her. Riku was actually the rightful master of the Keyblade, but once he chose darkness over light, the weapon chose Sora instead. Ansem exploited Riku’s weakness of heart and possessed him.

Sora’s childhood friend.

Baited by the darkness and used by Maleficent and Ansem, Riku once fought against Sora.

In order to seal the door to darkness, Riku stayed with the king on the other side. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Sora journeys in the hopes of finding Riku.

A boy who was born and raised on a small group of islands.

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Riku’s Backstory – The Road Out of Darkness: Discovering Disney’s Kingdom Hearts
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