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Dark Riku
Dark Riku
KINGDOM HEARTS symbol
Art of Dark Riku.
Universe KINGDOM HEARTS
First appearance KINGDOM HEARTS (2002)
MG appearance(s) A Super Mario World
Species Human
Gender Male
Alignment Unwillingly evil
Created by Tetsuya Nomura
Company SQUARE ENIX (formerly Square)

Dark Riku (ダークリク), is the name given to the alternate form of Riku from the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise when he is possessed by Xehanort's Heartless, entering his Dark Mode in KINGDOM HEARTS. He was first seen in McLeodGaming's flash cartoon series, A Super Mario World.

Character description

Dark Mode is a special form Riku can transform into in KINGDOM HEARTS and KINGDOM HEARTS: Chain of Memories. Riku initially receives this ability from Maleficent, and uses it against Sora after Sora reclaims the Keyblade, but loses it after his body is taken by Ansem.

After entering Castle Oblivion, Ansem manipulates the darkness in Riku's heart, giving Riku the ability to use Dark Mode freely. In this form, Riku can use his darkness without the worry of being taken over by Ansem. Because Riku is so darkness-oriented, this form gives him a substantial advantage in battle, such as increased speed and feeding the Soul Eater's unique power-up ability with the power of Darkness. Riku Replica can embrace the darkness willingly, thus he can also use and stay in Dark Mode.

In A Super Mario World

Dark Riku, simply referred to as Riku, appears as the true antagonist in A Super Mario World. In the second episode, after Mario and Link escape the castle with Princess Zelda, Cloud Strife prepares to fight the greater ffoe 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.

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