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Ok, after playing through Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days, and seeing a few things about Riku, I JUST had to ask.

Do you suppose Tetsuya Nomura put a few elements of Solid Snake from Hideo Kojima into Riku to make him look awesome? If your wondering why I ask this, here are 3 major things that made me think he had elements from the Metal Gear Series:


-Both Solid Snake and Riku wear the same color bandanas. However, Riku uses his as a blindfold for his eyes, while snake's is merely for decoration.

-Both Riku and Solid Snake seem to excel at unarmed combat, with Riku being able to easily disable Zion in the back and being able to evade most, but not all of, Roxas's blows.

-Riku's face has similar elements to the facemask Big Boss has in Metal Gear Solid 3, where the mask is supposed to be an intimidation of Major Raikov.


I had to ask after noticing these three things right off the bat. Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if Tetsuya Nomura was inspired by Hideo Kojima to put in these elements. Both are based in Japan, and both make pretty popular video games for the Playstation Console series, so who knows? While I haven't played the Metal Gear series as much as I play Kingdom Hearts, I do play and read up about the Metal Gear Series enough to understand gameplay and the plot.

So, would you agree/disagree on the similarities that Riku has from Solid Snake/Big Boss? Or agree/disagree that Tetsuya Nomura and Hideo Kojima have both crossed paths before and got inspirations from each other? Notice any other similarities that Riku has from the Metal Gear Solid Series? Post away and let us hear what you have to say about this!--Pkthis 23:35, December 7, 2009 (UTC)


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JFHavoc Talk to Me! — I once took an IQ test and got a score of over 9000.

You're all morons.JFHavoc 03:51, December 8, 2009 (UTC)

Talk_Bubble_Legend_zpsa9c4698c.png I doubt Riku was inspired by Metal Gear Solid. Snake's bandana and Riku's blindfold are both black. It's a very common color, so I doubt Nomura was thinking about snake when he made that he just thought: black blindfold. The unarmed combat thing is an odd similarity. A lot of people excel at unarmed combat and I doubt that Nomura thought: "I think Riku should be good at fist fighting just like Snake!" As for the last thing, I don't know man... maybe.

That would be pretty interesting!...By the way, who is Solid Snake?


Solid Snake is a character from the Metal Gear Series video game that Hideo Kojima, who also is a game developer in Japan, created.--Pkthis 03:54, December 11, 2009 (UTC)

Metal Gear series...? Oh wait! I recognize him now! He's that guy that made a guest appearence as a fighter on Smash Bros Brawl! I get it! Yeah!

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JFHavoc Talk to Me! — I once took an IQ test and got a score of over 9000.

You're all morons.JFHavoc 05:17, December 11, 2009 (UTC)

Talk_Bubble_Legend_zpsa9c4698c.png Yup, that's the one.

Come to think of it, maybe he could an ally and mentor of Riku's in the next KH game! Just joking! But think about how much sense that would make! Think those two are related?

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JFHavoc Talk to Me! — I once took an IQ test and got a score of over 9000.

You're all morons.JFHavoc 18:16, December 11, 2009 (UTC)

Talk_Bubble_Legend_zpsa9c4698c.png Ehh.... not at all.