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Fakes should be destroyed!!
~ Riku Replica to Sora.
I'm not Riku. I'm fake. I can't remember when I was created, or why... All I've got left is you and Naminé. But those memories aren't real..."
~ Repliku
I thought by finding some new strength, I could finally be someone...Someone who is not at all you! But... nothing changes... I'm still just empty! Everything about me is borrowed. As long as you're around, I'll never be more than a shadow!
~ before battling Riku for the last time.
A faithful replica until the very end. That's... okay
~ last words before vanishing.

The Riku Replica, also known as Repliku, is a major antagonist in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. He is a clone of the original Riku given the memories of its model.

History

Birth

The Riku Replica was an experimental Replica made by Vexen after he studied and took interest in the original Riku. With the help of Naminé, Vexen was able to give the Replica memories to help motivate him to help them. But the Replica was ultimately defeated by Sora, and has its Heart was destroyed by Naminé in an attempt to calm its anger. After miraculously reviving it, it expressed that despite having no memories of its own it will protect Naminé, it is growing exponentially in strength, however it still felt empty inside.

Death

Wanting to become someone unique, Axel convinces him the only way to do this is to gain power Riku does not have. To do so it hunted down Zexion, who had just lost a fight with the real Riku, so that he could absorb his power and challenges the real Riku to one last fight in which the Replica would not hold back. After being defeated by Riku the Replica dies, finally at peace with itself as Riku tells it that its Heart will go to the same place his would.

Legacy

In Dream Drop Distance, a doppelgänger of Riku appears inside Monstro, with Pinocchio, wearing the Organization XIII black coat. When confronted by the real Riku, the doppelgänger unhoods himself, but instead of confronting Riku, he immediately leaves. After seeing the double, Riku recalls his replica.

Trivia

  • As a clone of Riku, the Replica is voiced by David Gallagher in English and Mamoru Miyano in Japanese.
  • The term "Repliku" is not just his nickname in the fandom; it is actually his official name in the German version of the games.

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           Kingdom Hearts Villains

Thirteen Hearts of Darkness
Ansem | Master Xehanort | Saïx | Terra-Xehanort | Xemnas | Xigbar | Young Xehanort

Organization XIII
Axel | Demyx | Larxene | Lexaeus | Luxord | Marluxia | Vexen | Xaldin | Zexion

Disney Villains
Bo'sun | Captain Hook | Cecil Clayton | Cerberus | Chernabog | Crew of the Black Pearl | CLU 2 | Diablo | Fates | Flotsam & Jetsam | Gantu | Glut | Hades | Hector Barbossa | Hayabusa | Hydra | Iago | Jafar | Judge Claude Frollo | Lady Tremaine | Lock, Shock & Barrel | Mr. Smee | Maleficent | Maleficent's Goons | MCP | Monstro | Neverland Pirates | Oogie Boogie | Pain & Panic | Pete | Queen of Hearts | Rinzler | Sabor | Sark | Scar | Shan Yu | Shenzi, Banzai & Ed | Titans (Lythos & Hydros) | Ursula

Others
Braig | Repliku | Riku | Sephiroth | Sora's Heartless | Vanitas | Dream Eaters | Heartless | Nobodies | Unversed