History Characters / KingdomHeartsDestinyIslandsTrio

24th Mar '17 3:51:28 PM GottamsReckoning
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamoruMiyano (Japanese), David Gallagher (English)

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamoruMiyano (Japanese), David Gallagher (English)(English), Creator/JorgeSaudinos (Spanish, ''II'')



-->'''Voiced by:''' Risa Uchida (Japanese), Creator/HaydenPanettiere[=/=]Alyson Stoner (English)

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Risa Uchida (Japanese), Creator/HaydenPanettiere[=/=]Alyson Stoner (English)(English), Blanca "Neri" Hualde (Spanish, ''II'')
10th Mar '17 4:21:56 AM Gairyuki
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* LongHairedPrettyBoy. In all games till ''Dream Drop Distance'', when he cuts it short.

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* LongHairedPrettyBoy. In all games till ''Dream Drop Distance'', when he cuts it short. This includes his almost-PeekABangs, meaning his eyes are now always clearly seen.
25th Feb '17 7:36:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BlueEyes: All three of them have blue eyes. However, while Sora and Kairi have InnocentBlueEyes, Riku's are more akin to IcyBlueEyes and they have somewhat of an aquamarine tint to them.
20th Feb '17 5:02:03 PM KingLyger
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In ''Kingdom Hearts II'', Riku admits at times he's equally jealous of Sora.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In ''Kingdom Hearts II'', Riku admits at times he's equally and Sora admit to being jealous of Sora.the other. In particular, Riku is jealous of Sora's ability to always keep a smile on his face.



* AntiHero: When working with fellow AntiHero [=DiZ=] in ''KH II''.

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* AntiHero: When working with fellow AntiHero [=DiZ=] in ''KH II''. Riku is willing to use the power of darkness to achieve his goals, something most of his other allies would never consider doing.



%%* ApologizesALot

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%%* ApologizesALot* ApologizesALot: He couldn't really forgive himself after what transpired in the first game. At least, not without a lot of soul searching and support. By ''3D'', he appears to be over this trait.



* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Of a sort. In ''Dream Drop Distance'', he is named Keyblade Master. Even Sora, who failed in his exam due to Xehanort's interference, is overjoyed for him.

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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Of a sort. In ''Dream Drop Distance'', he is named a Keyblade Master. Even Sora, who failed in his exam due to Xehanort's interference, is overjoyed for him.



* CharacterDevelopment: And how! He goes through the most development of the Destiny Islands trio. Kairi points it out in their scenes in ''A fragmentary passage''.
* ChildProdigy: Is suprisingly perceptive and philosophical five-year-old in ''Birth by Sleep''. Even acknowledged by four-year-old Sora.

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* CharacterDevelopment: And how! He goes through the most development of the Destiny Islands trio. trio, going from an antagonist to a protagonist over the course of the overarching story. Kairi points it out in their scenes in ''A fragmentary passage''.
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* ChildProdigy: Is suprisingly surprisingly perceptive and philosophical five-year-old in ''Birth by Sleep''. Even acknowledged by four-year-old Sora.



** As of ''3D'' Riku is also the youngest full-fledged Keyblade Master in the series. At around 17, he's only a couple years older than Ventus was in ''Birth By Sleep'' and noticably younger than either Aqua, Terra or Xehanort when they had the opportunity to become masters.

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** As of ''3D'' Riku is also the youngest full-fledged Keyblade Master in the series. At around 17, he's only a couple years older than Ventus was in ''Birth By Sleep'' and noticably noticeably younger than either Aqua, Terra or Xehanort when they had the opportunity to become masters.



* EleventhHourRanger: Becomes a playable party member in the final world of ''KH II''.

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* EleventhHourRanger: Becomes a playable party member in the final world of ''KH II''. He's also briefly controllable during the final boss fight.
14th Feb '17 5:14:21 PM TheNewBig
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* SanitySlippage: Even from the start, there are signs Riku has darkness in his heart, with him sometimes acting like a jerk for no real reason, and even Kairi mentions he's changed as of late. However, after joining with Maleficent and letting darkness into his heart, the influence of darkness starts to warp his mind more and more, making him delusional and violent, leading up to his attempts to kill Sora... though it was mainly due to Xehanort's influence after that.

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* SanitySlippage: Even from the start, there are signs Riku has darkness in his heart, with him sometimes acting like a jerk for no real reason, and even Kairi mentions he's changed as of late. However, after joining with Maleficent and letting darkness into his heart, the influence of darkness starts to warp his mind more and more, making him delusional and violent, and ultimately leading up to his attempts to kill Sora... though it was mainly due to Xehanort's influence after that.Sora.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: In the first game, Riku just wants to save Kairi, despite all his questionable actions.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: In the first game, Riku just wants to save Kairi, despite all his questionable actions.committing evil deeds to do so.
31st Jan '17 6:23:03 PM Husk
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* DoomedProtagonist: Data-Sora was created to find and stop the cause of the bugs and glitches in Jiminy's Journal, and has to be erased once he's done. [[spoiler:Subverted in the end, as both Data-Sora and the world inside the Journal live on.]]

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* DoomedProtagonist: Data-Sora was created to find and stop the cause of the bugs and glitches in Jiminy's Journal, and has to be erased once he's done. [[spoiler:Subverted Subverted in the end, as both Data-Sora and the world inside the Journal live on.]]



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: [[spoiler:After Data-Sora's Data-Keyblade is destroyed, the power of the heart he's grown forms a real one]].
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Once Sora's Heartless is defeated and the bugs fixed, [[spoiler:the journal has to be formatted to put everything right again, erasing his memories of the game's events. [[ThePowerOfFriendship Though he does get better]]]].
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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: [[spoiler:After After Data-Sora's Data-Keyblade is destroyed, the power of the heart he's grown forms a real one]].
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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Once Sora's Heartless is defeated and the bugs fixed, [[spoiler:the the journal has to be formatted to put everything right again, erasing his memories of the game's events. [[ThePowerOfFriendship Though he does get better]]]].better]].
%%* LightEmUp* LightEmUp: Just like the real Sora.



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Is a digital copy of the real Sora. [[spoiler:Nonetheless, he eventually gets a heart of his own and a real Keyblade to go with it.]]
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: His final trial in the last level. [[spoiler:He has to pass a series of SecretTestOfCharacter trials, and is encouraged to take the easy way past them by lying and being mean because it'll be faster. The characters he meets are just chunks of data that will vanish when he leaves, his memories of them will be erased, and no one else knows about any of this, so who cares what he does to them?]] Turns out, he still can't bring himself to not help them, because even if he forgets the memories, his heart knows the truth.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Is a digital copy of the real Sora. [[spoiler:Nonetheless, Nonetheless, he eventually gets a heart of his own and a real Keyblade to go with it.]]
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: His final trial in the last level. [[spoiler:He He has to pass a series of SecretTestOfCharacter trials, and is encouraged to take the easy way past them by lying and being mean because it'll be faster. The characters he meets are just chunks of data that will vanish when he leaves, his memories of them will be erased, and no one else knows about any of this, so who cares what he does to them?]] them? Turns out, he still can't bring himself to not help them, because even if he forgets the memories, his heart knows the truth.
31st Jan '17 6:20:54 PM Husk
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* ActionGirl: As of ''Kingdom Hearts II''[='=]s finale, and developed further in the secret ending for ''Dream Drop Distance''.

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* ActionGirl: As of ''Kingdom Hearts II''[='=]s finale, the finale of ''II'' and developed further in the secret ending for ''Dream Drop Distance''.



* TheArtifact: From ''Kingdom Hearts II'' until the end of ''Dream Drop Distance'', in which the Princesses of Heart are brought back into the series plot AND [[ReimaginingTheArtifact Kairi's aspiring Action Girl state is finally carried forward.]]
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* BadassPrincess: Is the only Princess of Heart who fights, and the only one to wield a Keyblade at that.

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* TheArtifact: From ''Kingdom Hearts II'' until the end of ''Dream Drop Distance'', ''3D'' in which the Princesses of Heart are brought back into the series plot AND [[ReimaginingTheArtifact Kairi's aspiring Action Girl state is finally carried forward.]]
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* BadassAdorable: Very much so.
* BadassPrincess: Is the only Princess of Heart who fights, fights and the only one to wield a Keyblade at that.



* DamselInDistress: In ''KHI'', she loses her heart when Destiny Islands is destroyed, leaving her body an empty shell. The degree of distress is debatable, as [[spoiler:both heart and body stay safe with Sora and Riku respectively for the most part]]. In ''KHII'', Axel and Organization XIII kidnap her to use as leverage against Sora.
* DamselOutOfDistress: Sora never saves her in ''KHII''. First she gets away from Axel, then she gets away from the Organization by herself and help from Naminé... who technically IS her.

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* DamselInDistress: In ''KHI'', ''I'' she loses her heart when Destiny Islands is destroyed, leaving her body an empty shell. shell. The degree of distress is debatable, as [[spoiler:both both heart and body stay safe with Sora and Riku respectively for the most part]]. part. In ''KHII'', ''II'' Axel and Organization XIII kidnap her to use as leverage against Sora.
* DamselOutOfDistress: Sora never saves her in ''KHII''.''II''. First she gets away from Axel, then she gets away from the Organization by herself and help from Naminé... who technically IS her.



* DeclarationOfProtection: In ''Kingdom Hearts'', [[spoiler:when Sora becomes a Heartless and she protects him from the harmful ones]].
* DemotedToExtra: After ''Kingdom Hearts II''. She isn't in ''Days'', barely appears in ''Birth by Sleep'', doesn't have a data version in ''Coded'', and only makes two short non-speaking appearances in ''Dream Drop Distance'' as an apparition, [[spoiler:as well as a third in TheStinger as her real self]].

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* DeclarationOfProtection: In ''Kingdom Hearts'', [[spoiler:when Hearts'' when Sora becomes a Heartless and she protects him from the harmful ones]].
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* DemotedToExtra: After ''Kingdom Hearts II''. ''II''. She isn't in ''Days'', barely appears in ''Birth by Sleep'', doesn't have a data version in ''Coded'', ''Coded'' and only makes two short non-speaking appearances in ''Dream Drop Distance'' as an apparition, [[spoiler:as as well as a third in TheStinger as her real self]].self.



* DesignatedVictim: Xehanort will ''always'' target Kairi, as she's one of the [[BarrierMaiden Seven Princesses of Heart]] who can open the door to [[MacGuffin Kingdom Hearts]]. [[spoiler:TheStinger of ''3D'' shows that she's gonna be ready for him next time.]]

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* DesignatedVictim: Xehanort will ''always'' target Kairi, as she's one of the [[BarrierMaiden Seven Princesses of Heart]] who can open the door to [[MacGuffin Kingdom Hearts]]. [[spoiler:TheStinger TheStinger of ''3D'' shows that she's gonna be ready for him next time.]]



* FakingAmnesia: In the first game, she claims to remember "nothing at all" about her home world. The way the scene is framed is classic Japanese cinematagrophy indicating she's not being truthful. [[spoiler:She later owns up about it....while inside of Sora's heart, no less!]]

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* FakingAmnesia: In the first game, she claims to remember "nothing at all" about her home world. The way the scene is framed is classic Japanese cinematagrophy indicating she's not being truthful. [[spoiler:She She later owns up about it....while inside of Sora's heart, no less!]]less!



* ForgivenButNotForgotten: Her reaction speaks this when told by Mickey that [[spoiler: her partner in Keyblade training will be Lea, who she knows as Axel. She needs some reassuring by Riku and Mickey that Lea is no longer the same guy who tried to kidnap her after a long chase through worlds (and inadvertently got her captured by the Organization), and is on their side now]].

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* ForgivenButNotForgotten: Her reaction speaks this when told by Mickey that [[spoiler: her partner in Keyblade training will be Lea, who she knows as Axel. She needs some reassuring by Riku and Mickey that Lea is no longer the same guy who tried to kidnap her after a long chase through worlds (and inadvertently got her captured by the Organization), and is on their side now]].now.



* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: It lets her bring back Sora [[spoiler:after he becomes a Heartless]], as well as makes her immune to the corroding effects of the Dark Corridor, and is implied to be how her message in a bottle reaches Sora and inspires him to open the Door to Light. Though Kairi hasn't made use of it, six of the Princesses of Heart working together were able to hold back a tide of Heartless that included a ''Behemoth'' using their abilities. There is potential for use.

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* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: It lets her bring back Sora [[spoiler:after after he becomes a Heartless]], Heartless, as well as makes her immune to the corroding effects of the Dark Corridor, Corridor and is implied to be how her message in a bottle reaches Sora and inspires him to open the Door to Light. Light. Though Kairi hasn't made use of it, six of the Princesses of Heart working together were able to hold back a tide of Heartless that included a ''Behemoth'' using their abilities. abilities. There is potential for use.



* IncorruptiblePurePureness: As one of the Seven Princesses, she has absolutely no darkness inside her heart, and never can have any.

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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: As one of the Seven Princesses, she has absolutely no darkness inside her heart, heart and can never can have any.



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%%* * OnlyOneName
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* ProtectiveCharm: [[spoiler:Aqua placed one on her necklace that lead her to Sora when Xehanort cast her into the darkness between worlds as a child.]]

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* ProtectiveCharm: [[spoiler:Aqua Aqua placed one on her necklace that lead her to Sora when Xehanort cast her into the darkness between worlds as a child.]]



* SingleTear: [[spoiler:At the end of ''KHI'', after seeing Sora's addition to the paopu drawing.]]

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* SingleTear: [[spoiler:At At the end of ''KHI'', after seeing Sora's addition to the paopu drawing.]]
31st Jan '17 6:05:44 PM Husk
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* MasterSwordsman: Is extremely skilled with both a sword and a keyblade. [[spoiler:Also, see AwesomeMomentOfCrowning above.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Riku" is Japanese for "Land".

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* MasterSwordsman: Is extremely skilled with both a sword and a keyblade. [[spoiler:Also, For more, see AwesomeMomentOfCrowning above.]]
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* MeaningfulName: "Riku" is Japanese for "Land"."land".



* MysteriousProtector: In ''Kingdom Hearts II'', for both Roxas and Sora.
* NotGoodWithPeople: Claims this in Dream Drop Distance when talking to Shiki. It might be because Kairi is the only girl he really got to know.

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* MysteriousProtector: In ''Kingdom Hearts II'', ''II'' for both Roxas and Sora.
* NotGoodWithPeople: Claims this in Dream Drop Distance ''3D'' when talking to Shiki. Shiki. It might be because Kairi is the only girl he really got to know.



* PostFinalBoss: In ''Days'' [[spoiler:for Roxas to Xion's more traditional FinalBoss.]]

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* PostFinalBoss: In ''Days'' [[spoiler:for for Roxas to Xion's more traditional FinalBoss.]]



* ProHumanTranshuman: ''Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix'' reveals that his heart was sent to the Dark Realm after Sora defeats Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, who was [[GrandTheftMe possessing Riku's body]], in Hollow Bastion. Sora's defeat of Ansem [=SoD=] allowed Riku to prevent Ansem [=SoD=] from corrupting his heart, but that heart was expelled from his body because Ansem fully controlled Riku's body. Therefore, Riku essentially became an benign sentient heartless like Sora did after Kairi restored the latter's heart until Sora reunited with Roxas. He later unwittingly became a Spirit Dream Eater in ''Kingdom Hearts 3D''.

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* ProHumanTranshuman: ''Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix'' reveals that his heart was sent to the Dark Realm of Darkness after Sora defeats Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, who was [[GrandTheftMe possessing Riku's body]], in Hollow Bastion. Sora's defeat of Ansem [=SoD=] allowed Riku to prevent Ansem [=SoD=] from corrupting his heart, but that heart was expelled from his body because Ansem fully controlled Riku's body. Therefore, Riku essentially became an benign sentient heartless like Sora did after Kairi restored the latter's heart until Sora reunited with Roxas. He later unwittingly became a Spirit Dream Eater in ''Kingdom Hearts 3D''.''3D''.



* ReverseGrip: In ''Kingdom Hearts II'', he wields Way to the Dawn this way when chasing after [[OurDragonsAreDifferent World of Nothingness]] in The World That Never Was in an emergency shuttle and driving, and also wields the keyblade this way in ''Dream Drop Distance'' when he [[spoiler:attempts to strike Xehanort's Heartless when Riku's pinned down by him]]. It is unknown if he can actually fight this way, however.
* TheRival: To Sora.
* RivalTurnedEvil: But [[HeelFaceTurn he got over it]].
* SanitySlippage: Even from the start, there are signs Riku has darkness in his heart, with him sometimes acting like a jerk for no real reason, and even Kairi mentions he's changed as of late. However, after joining with Maleficent and letting darkness into his heart, the influence of darkness starts to warp his mind more and more, making him delusional and violent, leading up to his attempts to kill Sora

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* ReverseGrip: In ''Kingdom Hearts II'', ''II', he wields Way to the Dawn this way when chasing after [[OurDragonsAreDifferent World of Nothingness]] in The World That Never Was in an emergency shuttle and driving, and also wields the keyblade this way in ''Dream Drop Distance'' when he [[spoiler:attempts attempts to strike Xehanort's Heartless Ansem, Seeker of Darkness when Riku's pinned down by him]]. him. It is unknown if he can actually fight this way, however.
* TheRival: To Sora.
* RivalTurnedEvil: But [[HeelFaceTurn
Sora, but he got over it]].
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* SanitySlippage: Even from the start, there are signs Riku has darkness in his heart, with him sometimes acting like a jerk for no real reason, and even Kairi mentions he's changed as of late. However, after joining with Maleficent and letting darkness into his heart, the influence of darkness starts to warp his mind more and more, making him delusional and violent, leading up to his attempts to kill SoraSora... though it was mainly due to Xehanort's influence after that.



* SingleStrokeBattle: Dispatches [[spoiler:Rinzler]] this way in ''Dream Drop Distance''.

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* SingleStrokeBattle: Dispatches [[spoiler:Rinzler]] Rinzler this way in ''Dream Drop Distance''.''3D''.
31st Jan '17 5:59:27 PM Husk
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* GoodWeaponEvilWeapon: From its look to its characteristics, Soul Eater is most definitely an EvilWeapon. It helps that it was implied to have first been given to him by [[TheHeavy Maleficent]]. However, Way to the Dawn, with its angelic wing toward the end, is more of a Good Weapon. Then it's subverted horribly with certain revelations about the eyeball motif it carries, thanks to the release of [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX]].

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* GoodWeaponEvilWeapon: From its look to its characteristics, Soul Eater is most definitely an EvilWeapon. It helps that it was implied to have first been given to him by [[TheHeavy Maleficent]]. However, Way to the Dawn, with its angelic wing toward the end, is more of a Good Weapon. Then it's subverted horribly with certain revelations about the eyeball motif it carries, thanks to the release of [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX]].[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX Kingdom Hearts X]].
31st Jan '17 5:58:18 PM Husk
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* GoneHorriblyRight: Xehanort wanted Riku to embrace darkness [[spoiler:in order to turn the boy into a SoulJar. Instead, when Riku fully embraces darkness [[IncorruptiblePurePureness he becomes immune to Xehanort's influence]].]]
* GoodWeaponEvilWeapon: From its look to its characteristics, Soul Eater is most definitely an EvilWeapon. It helps that it was implied to have first been given to him by [[TheHeavy Maleficent]]. However, Way to the Dawn, with its angelic wing toward the end, is more of a Good Weapon. [[spoiler: Then subverted horribly with certain revelations about the eyeball motif it carries, thanks to the release of VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX]].

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* GoneHorriblyRight: Xehanort wanted Riku to embrace darkness [[spoiler:in in order to turn the boy into a SoulJar. Instead, when Riku fully embraces darkness [[IncorruptiblePurePureness he becomes immune to Xehanort's influence]].]]
influence]].
* GoodWeaponEvilWeapon: From its look to its characteristics, Soul Eater is most definitely an EvilWeapon. It helps that it was implied to have first been given to him by [[TheHeavy Maleficent]]. However, Way to the Dawn, with its angelic wing toward the end, is more of a Good Weapon. [[spoiler: Then it's subverted horribly with certain revelations about the eyeball motif it carries, thanks to the release of VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX]].[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX]].



* GuardianEntity: [[spoiler:Riku unknowingly becomes Sora's guardian Dream Eater during the events of ''3D''.]]

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* GuardianEntity: [[spoiler:Riku Riku unknowingly becomes Sora's guardian Dream Eater during the events of ''3D''.]]



* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: It went from Heel as RivalTurnedEvil to Face to AntiHero Face to solid Face again.]]

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: It went from Heel as RivalTurnedEvil to Face to AntiHero Face to solid Face again.]]



* HeroAntagonist: In ''Days'', due to [[spoiler:Roxas' status as a PunchClockVillain.]]

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* HeroAntagonist: In ''Days'', due to [[spoiler:Roxas' Roxas' status as a PunchClockVillain.]]



* IncorruptiblePurePureness: [[spoiler:As of ''3D'', he can't be corrupted by the darkness anymore, as he's mastered it. Unusually, this is not due to being without darkness, but rather being able to control it due to repeated use.]]
* InstantExpert: [[spoiler:He completely masters the Keyblade in an extremely short time-span. It helps that he already had access to some extremely potent dark powers and an immunity to darkness to back him up.]]

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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: [[spoiler:As As of ''3D'', he can't be corrupted by the darkness anymore, as he's mastered it. Unusually, this is not due to being without darkness, but rather being able to control it due to repeated use.]]
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* InstantExpert: [[spoiler:He He completely masters the Keyblade in an extremely short time-span. It helps that he already had access to some extremely potent dark powers and an immunity to darkness to back him up.]]



* LetXBeTheUnknown: In ''KH I'', the straps on Riku's chest form an X. [[spoiler:''[=KH3D=]'' suggests that this was a Recusant's Sigil, considering how Riku got turned into a Xehanort vessel in the first game, and how Sora almost became one himself in ''3D''.]]

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* LetXBeTheUnknown: In ''KH I'', the straps on Riku's chest form an X. [[spoiler:''[=KH3D=]'' ''[=KH3D=]'' suggests that this was a Recusant's Sigil, considering how Riku got turned into a Xehanort vessel in the first game, game and how Sora almost became one himself in ''3D''.]]
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