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what? when? where? how and why?

You've seen the blank points ending of BBS, right?
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Xehanort's heartless - Ansem SoD was made when Apprentice Xehanort (aka amnesiatic Terranort) fell to darkness as an apprentice of Ansem. Theoretically, this means that Terra's heart is inside Ansem SoD as well, it's just completely consumed and possessed by Xehanort's heart. And Ansem SoD was the one that possessed Riku. And quite honestly, it's very possible that Ansem SoD picked Riku because of his connection with Terra. I can easily see Ansem SoD going on and on to Riku about him being his "chosen one" or something like that in KH1.

Bouncing off of this, I believe the theory is that when Ansem SoD was stripped away from Riku's heart (the data explosion thing in KH2 I think?) that Terra's heart could very well have clung to Riku's. I don't like that idea very much, because the idea of housing hearts is getting a bit grating on me, given the ridiculous amount of people Sora's housing in his own heart. I agree with someone on here who has this statement as part of their sig: "Sora's going to have to start charging rent." (No kidding, he seriously should, lol.)

But I've been mulling over the idea of what could happen if maybe Riku just had part of Terra's heart in him: more specifically, the memories in Terra's heart. It could be triggered somehow in KH3D, and Riku suddenly starts pulling freudian slips that are really Terra's own memories, similar to Cloud in FFVII (only he'd realize what was going on faster than Cloud did (the memories not being his)). I say only the memories in Terra's heart, simply because the memories could have recognized it was Riku's heart it was clinging to alongside fragments of Ansem SoD, and it clung to Riku when the fragments of Ansem SoD was stripped clean away in KH2.
 

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You've seen the blank points ending of BBS, right?
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Xehanort's heartless - Ansem SoD was made when Apprentice Xehanort (aka amnesiatic Terranort) fell to darkness as an apprentice of Ansem. Theoretically, this means that Terra's heart is inside Ansem SoD as well, it's just completely consumed and possessed by Xehanort's heart. And Ansem SoD was the one that possessed Riku. And quite honestly, it's very possible that Ansem SoD picked Riku because of his connection with Terra. I can easily see Ansem SoD going on and on to Riku about him being his "chosen one" or something like that in KH1.

Bouncing off of this, I believe the theory is that when Ansem SoD was stripped away from Riku's heart (the data explosion thing in KH2 I think?) that Terra's heart could very well have clung to Riku's. I don't like that idea very much, because the idea of housing hearts is getting a bit grating on me, given the ridiculous amount of people Sora's housing in his own heart. I agree with someone on here who has this statement as part of their sig: "Sora's going to have to start charging rent." (No kidding, he seriously should, lol.)

But I've been mulling over the idea of what could happen if maybe Riku just had part of Terra's heart in him: more specifically, the memories in Terra's heart. It could be triggered somehow in KH3D, and Riku suddenly starts pulling freudian slips that are really Terra's own memories, similar to Cloud in FFVII (only he'd realize what was going on faster than Cloud did (the memories not being his)). I say only the memories in Terra's heart, simply because the memories could have recognized it was Riku's heart it was clinging to alongside fragments of Ansem SoD, and it clung to Riku when the fragments of Ansem SoD was stripped clean away in KH2.

@ The Bold

I have a similar theory to that too but I like to think that XH and Terra were blasted out of Riku's heart together from the KH data coder explosion. Although its possible for Terra's heart to stay inside Riku's because of the connection their hearts have and does this explain Riku getting the Way to the Dawn Keyblade because I don't think that was ever explained. I do agree that I don't like the idea either and it sounds cliche at this point for me. I think my theory of XH and Terra spliting from Riku seperate at once makes more sense to me. This could explain why Xehanort is possibly returning in KHIII and how Riku could find Terra's heart but as I said this is just a theory of mine.


 

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@ The Bold

I have a similar theory to that too but I like to think that XH and Terra were blasted out of Riku's heart together from the KH data coder explosion. Although its possible for Terra's heart to stay inside Riku's because of the connection their hearts have and does this explain Riku getting the Way to the Dawn Keyblade because I don't think that was ever explained. I do agree that I don't like the idea either and it sounds cliche at this point for me. I think my theory of XH and Terra spliting from Riku seperate at once makes more sense to me. This could explain why Xehanort is possibly returning in KHIII and how Riku could find Terra's heart but as I said this is just a theory of mine.



There actually is a reason why Riku got his Way to the Dawn keyblade: the keyblade recognized he reclaimed his heart from consuming darkness. And his default keyblade is Way to the Dawn because it symbolizes the path Riku walked to get his heart back: he walked towards the dawn. It's more likely than not going to help him wield a hybrid light/dark power, since from what I have gathered, Way to the Dawn is very much a light/dark hybrid keyblade.
 

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Since this will be the first time we'll get to see Riku actually interact with the disney characters in their respective worlds, i'm interested to see how this will work out. It's gonna be interesting seeing how Riku gets along with the Disney characters.
 

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There actually is a reason why Riku got his Way to the Dawn keyblade: the keyblade recognized he reclaimed his heart from consuming darkness. And his default keyblade is Way to the Dawn because it symbolizes the path Riku walked to get his heart back: he walked towards the dawn. It's more likely than not going to help him wield a hybrid light/dark power, since from what I have gathered, Way to the Dawn is very much a light/dark hybrid keyblade.
speaking of waepon do you guys think riku will get to weild new keyblades other tthen the way to dawn
since the trailer we see him back with his soul eater again
[video=youtube;-0_zS308pTc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0_zS308pTc[/video]
2 more months till e3
 

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speaking of waepon do you guys think riku will get to weild new keyblades other tthen the way to dawn
since the trailer we see him back with his soul eater again

2 more months till e3

Considering he's playable, I would think so. Usually there's customization allowed in the weapons department.
 

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Since this will be the first time we'll get to see Riku actually interact with the disney characters in their respective worlds, i'm interested to see how this will work out. It's gonna be interesting seeing how Riku gets along with the Disney characters.

Hmmm...well, thinking off of the top of my head with Worlds that we may very well see again in the future (like in KH3):

- I can see Aladdin welcoming Riku with open arms as a new friend and ally. He always has struck me as one of the few Disney characters that is serious Bffs with Sora. He's heard Sora talk nonstop about Riku, and I think that automatic trust that I can see Aladdin putting in Riku just because he's Sora's beloved friend will do Riku a world of benefit. And I think Riku would get along well with Aladdin. I think the Genie would be too gregarious for Riku's taste however. And then there's Jasmine, a PoH. Riku would totally feel utter guilt at seeing her because of the events of KH1, even though he had no relation to kidnapping Jasmine. And I can see Jasmine brushing it off and even pointing this bit out - if she remembers anyway, she was asleep for a portion of the time she was in captivity, wasn't she?

-I think Hercules would also be pretty friendly with Riku. But Hades will quite gleefully give Riku grief about his past. I think this, however, could grant him sympathies from Meg, given her own sketchy past dealing with Hades.

As for any other world...well, we know Hunchback of Notre Dame is going to be in DDD. I don't know why, but I can see Riku spending a great deal of time with the gypsies. He could make an ally/friend with Esmeralda and Djali, and maybe Captain Phoebus. If he does spend his storyline with the gypsies, I can see him initially having similar reservations about Phoebus as Esmeralda did in the movie. And Phoebus first comes off as a tiny bit arrogant, which wouldn't work well with Riku. Clopin is iffy, but once again, there's an eccentric and slightly gregarious attitude about him that I can see Riku being uncomfortable with, and learning to live with while in the world. And if Riku meets Quasimodo well...I don't see any issues building up there in personality to be honest. Quasi's such a nice guy, and there's a quiet brightness about him that might remind Riku a little bit of both Sora and Kairi.
 

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Considering he's playable, I would think so. Usually there's customization allowed in the weapons department.
well in chain of memories he only had the soul eater avilable and was limited just all around
 

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Except that was more of a bonus story, and things were controlled for you as it was, with the deck changing around.

oh, well i guess this will be the first real riku storyline
 

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I honestly hope we get to see more of riku, since he won't have much of ansem lingering in him for him to emo about.

If he does Emo, that's going to have to get kicked out of him, and FAST.

Speaking of Ansem, SoD, and the fact that he's Xehanort's heartless....I wonder how Riku is going to react when he learns the full story about Terra and his connection to him?
 

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Since this will be the first time we'll get to see Riku actually interact with the disney characters in their respective worlds, i'm interested to see how this will work out. It's gonna be interesting seeing how Riku gets along with the Disney characters.


I would imagine him interacting with them in a manner in-between that of Terra and that of Sora. I don't think he'll be quite as serious as Terra was, he just doesn't have that personality, at the same time he's not Sora, he'll sort of be "casually get to business, but not all giddy and smiling" imo.

What I want most from Riku in the upcoming games is him to talk to Kairi more and him to meet Terra, and for them to recognize each other and remember the day they met in BBS.
 

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I would imagine him interacting with them in a manner in-between that of Terra and that of Sora. I don't think he'll be quite as serious as Terra was, he just doesn't have that personality, at the same time he's not Sora, he'll sort of be "casually get to business, but not all giddy and smiling" imo.

What I want most from Riku in the upcoming games is him to talk to Kairi more and him to meet Terra, and for them to recognize each other and remember the day they met in BBS.

It's been implied that Terra's heart found it's way into Riku after KH1, so I would love to see Riku awaken Terra from inside and them meet in Riku's awakening. Terra could be like, "Riku...11 years ago I chose you as my apprentice. I chose you because I saw your determination and the desire you wanted for power to protect your friends. But I have to ask you....please destroy Xehanort, even if it means destroying my body." And then Riku shakes his head and tells him, "I promise to protect my friends....including you." And then the scene ends.

Riku meeting Terra is something I really hope to see in KH3D, along with Sora meeting Ven and Aqua too.
 

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I would imagine him interacting with them in a manner in-between that of Terra and that of Sora. I don't think he'll be quite as serious as Terra was, he just doesn't have that personality, at the same time he's not Sora, he'll sort of be "casually get to business, but not all giddy and smiling" imo.

What I want most from Riku in the upcoming games is him to talk to Kairi more and him to meet Terra, and for them to recognize each other and remember the day they met in BBS.

i am all for the development in the relationship that is riku and kairi
 

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It's been implied that Terra's heart found it's way into Riku after KH1, so I would love to see Riku awaken Terra from inside and them meet in Riku's awakening. Terra could be like, "Riku...11 years ago I chose you as my apprentice. I chose you because I saw your determination and the desire you wanted for power to protect your friends. But I have to ask you....please destroy Xehanort, even if it means destroying my body." And then Riku shakes his head and tells him, "I promise to protect my friends....including you." And then the scene ends.

Riku meeting Terra is something I really hope to see in KH3D, along with Sora meeting Ven and Aqua too.


D'awww that'd be nice. I don't know if they'll meet in 3D though, especially Terra, depends on what happened with the whole Xehanort/Terra's body thing.
 

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how do you guys think riku will interact with disney chracter other then mickey?
 

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A reunion would be nice, but something like that wouldn't happen until KH3.

That's not entirely a given fact...the actual rescue is going to be done in KH III, but that doesn't rule out for Terra playing a role in DDD somewhat, as it's also said that DDD sheds more light on all that Terra/Xehanort/Eraqus mess we have now.

When something of Terra is really inside Riku there don't even need to be real interaction...Riku just becoming aware to it and his reaction to that and future plans concerning it would already be interesting to see.

how do you guys think riku will interact with disney chracter other then mickey?
Depends on the Disney character, I think with Characters like Aladdin, Jack Skellington, Hercules or Mulan Riku would get along with quite well...of course he would be way calmer and not as bubbly as Sora...and a guy like Pete...well, Pete will regret having bothered him, lol.
 

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I can see Aladdin welcoming Riku with open arms as a new friend and ally. He always has struck me as one of the few Disney characters that is serious Bffs with Sora. He's heard Sora talk nonstop about Riku, and I think that automatic trust that I can see Aladdin putting in Riku just because he's Sora's beloved friend will do Riku a world of benefit. And I think Riku would get along well with Aladdin. I think the Genie would be too gregarious for Riku's taste however. And then there's Jasmine, a PoH. Riku would totally feel utter guilt at seeing her because of the events of KH1, even though he had no relation to kidnapping Jasmine. And I can see Jasmine brushing it off and even pointing this bit out - if she remembers anyway, she was asleep for a portion of the time she was in captivity, wasn't she?

I thought Riku was the one that captured her, by hand. If that's so, I don't see Aladdin not trying to attack him on sight.
 
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