Riku's artwork from KINGDOM HEARTS II.
First appearance KINGDOM HEARTS (2002)
MG appearance(s) A Super Mario World
Species Human
Gender Male
Alignment Good
Created by Tetsuya Nomura
Voiced by (Japanese) Mamoru Miyano
Eiji Shima (as a child)
Voiced by (English) David Gallagher
Ty Panitz (as a child)
Company Disney Interactive Studios

Riku (リク) is one of the main characters of the KINGDOM HEARTS series. He appears in his Dark Mode form in McLeodGaming's Flash cartoon series, A Super Mario World.

Character description

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Riku is a young boy who lives on Destiny Islands with his best friends, Sora and Kairi, and all three of them dream of venturing from Destiny Islands to find out what lies beyond. He is five years old during KINGDOM HEARTS: Birth by Sleep, fifteen during the events of KINGDOM HEARTS and KINGDOM HEARTS: Chain of Memories, sixteen during the events of KINGDOM HEARTS: 358/2 Days and KINGDOM HEARTS II, and seventeen during the events of KINGDOM HEARTS 3D: Dream Drop Distance.

In A Super Mario World

Riku appears as the true antagonist in A Super Mario World. He appears only in his Dark Mode form, Dark Riku, but he is referred to simply as Riku. In the second episode, after Mario and Link escape the castle with Princess Zelda, Cloud Strife prepares to fight the greater foe that Bowser had warned them about before being killed. Riku is then suddenly revealed to be the mastermind behind everything. Cloud is at first disappointed (as he thought the foe was Sephiroth), but they still engage in a fight to the death that continues in the final episode. He ultimately defeated when he and Cloud deliver their final blows at the same time, but only Riku is affected by it, and he crumbles into bloody pieces.

In the Super Smash Flash series

In Super Smash Flash 2

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Riku standing

Riku was previously confirmed in Super Smash Flash 2 as part of the initial roster for the game. However, following the release of v0.7 of the SSF2 Demo, the developers revamped the whole roster in order to accommodate some new, unexpected characters. Currently, Riku's fate as a playable character is unknown.

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