- "I sense tragedy in you, young SeeD."
- — Headmaster Cim
Shy and can almost always be found somewhere quiet and remote with a book in hands, Riku could be described as a walking, talking encyclopedia. Despite her shyness, Riku is a capable fighter, as well as talented with magic.
Riku was raised in an orphanage in a port town in Galbadia, along with her twin sister. The sisters ran away from the orphanage on their 7th birthday, and began searching for their parents. They ended up lost in the desert, and Riku's sister died from dehydration. Riku was found just in time by a group of SeeDs, and she decided to become a SeeD as well, so she would be able to protect anyone close to her.
Short blonde hair, green eyes, height 5'6"