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Journal entries of Riku throughout the Kingdom Hearts series.

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First entry[edit | edit source]

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.

Second entry[edit | edit source]

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.

Third entry[edit | edit source]

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.

Fourth entry[edit | edit source]

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.

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories[edit | edit source]

Sora's Story[edit | edit source]

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.

Reverse/Rebirth[edit | edit source]

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

Riku dreamt of seeing other worlds, and so he forsook the islands—only to be seduced by the power of darkness.

Enslaved by Ansem, pursuer of darkness, Riku clashed with his childhood friend Sora. But in the end, he was able to regain himself, and together with Sora closed the door to darkness. Still, the dark wounds in Riku's heart have yet to mend.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit | edit source]

Ansem[edit | edit source]

Mysterious wielder of darkness.

What could his true purpose be?

First Entry[edit | edit source]

The form Sora's longtime friend Riku chose.

Though Xehanort tried to control Riku from within, Riku's heart proved stronger. But the only way to wield the darkness fully was to become it.

Riku began calling himself "Ansem," perhaps as a sign of resolve. He would live in darkness if that's what it took to wake Sora.

Second Entry[edit | edit source]

Sora's longtime friend. He had clad himself in darkness in order to wield it, and had even changed in appearance.

But when the real Ansem's Kingdom Hearts Encoder exploded, Riku returned to his old form.

You could say it was a miracle—worked by a heart no darkness could eclipse.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit | edit source]

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX[edit | edit source]

Childhood friends with Sora and Kairi. He donned the Organization's black coat pretending to be a member, and investigates their actions while waiting for Sora's memories to be restored.

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit | edit source]

A little boy who yearns to see the outside world. Terra chose him to inherit the power of the Keyblade.

Riku deeply cares for his friend Sora, and believes the strength he needs to protect people awaits him somewhere in the wider world.

Kingdom Hearts coded[edit | edit source]

Sora's best friend. They grew up together on the Destiny Islands. But Riku was so desperate to leave their small, stifling home that he succumbed to the darkness. Eventually, he and Sora clashed.

Fortunately, he met Mickey. With his new friend's help, Riku learned to turns his wrongs into rights, and eventually became one of Sora's greatest, unseen allies.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit | edit source]

A boy who wields a Keyblade. His battles to save the worlds have often pitted him against the darkness in his own heart.

Now, he is braving the Mark of Mastery examination to find out if he is still worthy of the Keyblade.

Kingdom Hearts Union χ[edit | edit source]

KH Riku/Illustrated Riku[edit | edit source]

KINGDOM HEARTS (2002) A childhood friend of Sora and Kairi.

KH II Black Coat Riku A/KH II Black Coat Riku B[edit | edit source]

KINGDOM HEARTS II (2005) A childhood friend of Sora and Kairi who's fought Sora in the past.

KH II Riku[edit | edit source]

KINGDOM HEARTS II (2005) A childhood friend of Sora and Kairi. Reliable and inquisitive.

KH CoM Black Coat Riku[edit | edit source]

KINGDOM HEARTS CoM (2004) A childhood friend of Sora who struggles with the darkness inside.

Illustrated Riku B[edit | edit source]

A childhood friend of Sora and Kairi. He dreamed of going off to the outside world.

KH 3D Riku[edit | edit source]

KINGDOM HEARTS 3D (2012) A Keyblade-wielding boy who takes on the Mark of Mastery exam.

HD Riku[edit | edit source]

KINGDOM HEARTS 3D (2012) A young Keyblade wielder who attempts the Mark of Mastery exam to test his potential.

Sora & Riku & Kairi[edit | edit source]

KINGDOM HEARTS (2002) Three friends who live in Destiny Islands.

KH II Riku & Mickey[edit | edit source]

KINGDOM HEARTS II A childhood friend of Sora and Kairi, and the king of Disney Castle.

Sora & Riku & Meow Wow[edit | edit source]

KINGDOM HEARTS 3D (2012) A Medal celebrating KH 2.8.

Kingdom Hearts III[edit | edit source]

A true Keyblade Master and childhood friend of Sora and Kairi. Though he struggled with the darkness in the past, he learned to control his heart and successfully earned the Mark of Mastery.

In order to gather the remaining guardians of light to confront Master Xehanort, Riku and King Mickey have gone searching for the lost Keyblade wielders who vanished over ten years ago.

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