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Riku ([personal profile] inherited) wrote2012-08-04 02:23 pm

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So, as many of you know, Dream Drop Distance came out on Tuesday and being me, I ... already beat it. Anyway, here's some information below that is relevant to my playing of Riku. I'll be adding Dream Drop Distance scenes to his registry as soon as he gets a certain skill back. I'll explain that below. Also, if you were debating whether the game is worth it: it's worth it. The game not only is amazing and the best in the series in terms of gameplay and story—though I'd say it's almost a tie with Birth by Sleep, honestly—but it has summaries of the previous games, glossaries, and goes out of its way to explain a lot of the confusing stuff that people have gotten mixed up about over all the games. The creators knew what they were doing.

That said!

Okay, so! I put in a "haircut" skill for Riku, but aside from giving him a haircut, it's going to give him dream eating skills. That means in dreams, Riku will have a specific symbol on his back (you can see it on his back here) that will allow him to go in and protect people in their dreams. Apart from that, Riku will get a boost in all his stats and will become more apt at fighting.

In the dreams, Riku will also have dream eaters, but I think I'm going to make that a separate skill. Mind you, none of this is relevant until he gets the haircut skill in the first place.

Apart from that, Riku is immune to darkness. This is something that I will be playing with immediately. Darkness generally cannot hurt him, possess him, or take over him. If Riku had been here for the Darkness plot, he'd have a strong resistance to it automatically. Of course, Aather mutes abilities and all that, but it's something really important to him. The exact statement in the game is that Riku has trapped Darkness inside of his heart.

Beyond that, Riku's keyblade is a keyblade of light. There are three different kinds. It's confirmed that becoming a keyblade wielder is a difficult task, but the keyblade isn't "passed down," so to speak. Death isn't the reason for it.

Oh, also, Riku is the one that the keyblade chose. I think we all know that, but all of that was clarified and confirmed since it got kind of confusing. Terra chose him because of the fact that he was meant to have a keyblade. He did remember that moment for all his life, and he kept it to himself. This is stated explicitly in the game.
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[personal profile] unionoftheheart 2012-08-09 05:33 am (UTC)(link)
Is the power to awaken a sleeping heart something you're just not even going to try to play with in Aather, given the gamebreakiness?

(yeah I just beat it earlier today and I'm still rolling around squeeing incoherently)
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[personal profile] accountable 2012-08-09 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
(this is still Alison, sorry, too lazy to switch journals)

Yeah, I'm probably going to just ignore it or make it like how Shiny has been set up and have it be a skill he earns back much later, since imo, part of Riku's ability to come into doing that so capably is his experiences and knowledge, and I'd like him to come into that fully with his experiences in Aather.

I was VERY LUCKY to have mirrored Riku's life so ... astoundingly well in Aather, so much that he is walking the path to becoming Master and realizing what's important without realizing that he's heading that way.

THOUGH I HOPE VEN SOMEHOW FINDS OUT RIKU IS A MASTER, MAN. OR THAT RIKU IS GOING TO SAVE HIM. RIKU ACTUALLY KNOWS WHO HE IS, I can't.
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[personal profile] unionoftheheart 2012-08-09 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Y-yeah Riku's been adorable recently, I stalk him when I can. :D

I also gave Ven a memory of meeting Riku during the heartdive, as well as protecting Sora with his armor, they both seemed legit. AND YES GAWD. M-Master Riku. I hope they've developed decent communication by the time Riku starts getting DDD memories. (Ven'll be around either getting alternities or on legacy, I'm not dropping him any time soon even though he's close to done with registry. '^')

(He's actually pretty close to just like. Going up to Riku and telling him his life story, so that somebody who's still alive and going home to ten years in the future knows, even if it's somebody who he still doesn't 100% trust. I just didn't want to thread when Riku's all emotionally ramped up and crankyface because I would be sad if their CR backslid at this point. >.>)

...there was something else I wanted to either ask or squee about re: Riku and DDD, but I forget, sob. Pile of squee. SHARED DREAM POSTS ONCE YOU GET DREAM EATER SKILL ARE GOING TO BE AWESOME THOUGH!