He and his best friends, Sora and Kairi, live on the Destiny Islands. Demanding to know why Riku stands in his way, Roxas explains that he is seeking to retrieve his lost friend by freeing Kingdom Hearts, but is angered when Riku responds that Xion's memories are already too far gone to save her. As a defeated Xion lies on the ground, Riku pulls off her hood and pulls up his blindfold to get a good look at her. Kairi, excited to see Riku, removes his hood, but is met with the face of Ansem, Seeker of Darkness. A door, constructed by the will of the worlds, appears, and the three wielders of the Keyblade open it up and follow Xemnas. Riku, Sora, and Kairi quickly forge a powerful friendship. Mickey finishes his retelling of his tale, at which point Riku lashes out at Mickey for not telling him that Aqua was there at the time and that she gave herself up to save him. However, the real Riku proves victorious, and the replica runs off. His hair remains the same length as it was in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, though it appears more spiked up in the back. He eventually snaps out of it and feels tremendous guilt and remorse for all he had done. Kairi later is attacked by Heartless in her attempt to help Sora, and saved by Riku. Riku showed another glimpse of his strength in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days by defeating Xion with ease and holding his own against Roxas. Riku and Mickey eventually make it out of the plains and to Hollow Bastion. Riku had been curious about what lay outside of his world ever since his early youth in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. He could not understand how Sora is so willing to forgive him, telling him that he didn't actually want to be found, and almost refusing to come back to Destiny Islands because of his shame for his wrongdoings. Restrained by "Ansem" so not to interfere, Riku is saved when Donald and Goofy arrive after Lea. Riku's stats rate him above average, with decent strength and HP. In Kingdom Hearts, Riku is a calm, cool, collected teenager who is not afraid to go beyond his limits. Outside of Dark Mode, any combination of stocked cards counts as a sleight and costs Riku a card, so he cannot perform combo attacks as easily as Sora can. Riku attacks swiftly and many of his attacks are wide and are performed with a 360° move. At first, he rejects it. During Kingdom Hearts in particular, Riku has a strong competitive streak. Riku is a teenage boy with silver hair with bangs, pale skin, bright blue-green eyes (green in Kingdom Hearts III), and a muscular build. Many weeks later, Xion leaves the Organization and visits Destiny Islands. When Sora sees that Riku is wielding the Soul Eater, he begins to suspect Riku's identity. It's the road to dawn". Sometime before Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, he cut it short to the length it was when he was a child. Riku Kingdom Hearts is a fanfiction author that has written 74 stories for Kingdom Hearts, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! It's a WIP.). He leaves Xion to scream in anger. On the night before their journey, Riku opens the door in the secret place and the Heartless invade the islands. Riku, intending to prove to Sora that he is the strongest of the two, attacks his old friend, but Donald and Goofy go to Sora's aid, finding themselves unable to betray Sora after all that they had been through together. After arriving in Hollow Bastion he gets his weapon, Soul Eater. Sora makes his way to the foyer of the castle, with the help of Beast. They later meet Aqua, who finds that the friendship between them is similar to the one between her, Terra and Ventus.Sometime after that, Sora and Riku are resting on the beach. Riku, declaring himself to be Ansem, the Seeker of Darkness, confronts Sora in the Grand Hall and reveals that Sora has Kairi's heart in his body. If he and Roxas join, Sora should be able to reawaken. Roxas's memory is erased by DiZ and he is placed into a Simulated Twilight Town, to live out his days until the time comes for him to meet Sora. At Yen Sid's request, Mickey tells Riku and Kairi of the time he came across Aqua in the Realm of Darkness. This allowed him to draw on dark energies to increase his physical power and clothe himself in an organic-looking suit of darkness. Kairi then appears with Mickey's letter, which the trio reads together. His regular combo is heavily upgraded as the finishing attack has the opportunity to stun enemies. In Kingdom Hearts II, he shows a great amount of loyalty and protectiveness for his friends. ��� Kingdom Hearts is the first game in the series, released in Japan on March 28, 2002 for PlayStation 2. She discusses her difficulty trying to help recover Sora's memories, saying that both Roxas and Xion need to disappear in order to wake Sora up. 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