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- “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!”
Riku is one of the main characters in the Kingdom Hearts series. A teenager from the Destiny Islands, Riku is the best friend of Sora and Kairi. However, he had fallen into the Darkness by the influence of Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, causing him to become an antagonist of the series at first, but becomes good once again, and now uses his gifts to aid his friends. He is voiced by David Gallagher in the English version and by Mamoru Miyano in the Japanese version.
- Riku's name is derived from the Japanese word for "land".
- Riku is the first non-party assistance character to appear in the Kingdom Hearts universe as he helps Sora, Donald, and Goofy fight the Parasite Cage in Monstro the first battle. Riku was also the first party character that can be fought against in the same game he is fought with, followed by the Beast, Xion, and later Zack.
- Riku is similar to Elsa the Snow Queen from Frozen as both have been antagonized by their villains and try to cover up their mistakes (Riku: Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, Elsa: Hans and The Duke of Weselton). Also, they ultimately manage to control the powers that they view as a curse by accepting them and guiding them to help their friends. However, Elsa never really intended to harm anyone, unlike Riku, who attacked Sora and his friends multiple times (especially in the first game) out of simple jealousy.
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