Do you have any headcanons in terms of Riku and soras families? They're never really addressed in the game and all you really know for sure is that soras parents exist at least, but Rikus family seems to be fair game. Personally I've always believed that Riku is fostered/adopted or lives with just his mom
You know I was thinking about that just a couple of hours ago… Since we’ve only heard about Sora’s Mom or Kairi’s adoptive dad (the mayor, right?) so I like to think about Riku’s family dynamic and like to see how other people handle it. It’s a little difficult to headcanon something/someone when they’re practically nonexistent (sorry mrs. soras mom :Y )
For all I know, Riku’s adopted by a pack of wolves or somethin. More than who he has, I find it the most curious what kind of relationship he had with whoever he has. Riku’s always been kind of distant (I HATE MY PARENTS…AND THIS TOWN) so I really wonder if he get’s along well with his guardian(s) or not.
I can see them (his family) being the type to try and understand their weird son, but have difficulty connecting with him when Riku himself has difficulty connecting to other human beings in general (he got along with mickey so quickly because hes a mouse and not a human being). Or I could see them being the type to be pressuring and hold him on this pedestal to be this perfect son, and that adding to his desire to leave. (look at meeee, i will never beee a perfect bride….or a perfect dauuuughteeeer) tbh I want the kid to have a happy homelife though. He’s never once ever talked about them, though and it does make me think about how well they get along. (I know they dont matter story-wise so maybe thats why but stiiiill)
When I was younger (like 9/10ish) I assumed Riku was actually like an adopted part of Sora’s family (cause I remember him saying “we may never see OUR parents again” sffgdfdg No little me thats a different ‘OUR’)
But IDK they might as well made these kids orphans I mean disney loves orphans and we hear from sora’s mother ONCE and then never again.