OKAY, CAN WE TALK ABOUT THESE SCENES FOR A MINUTE?!
Alright, first gif. First of all, Lexaeus’ weapon looks like it’s nearly as tall as Riku, and at least as thick as his stomach. THIS THING HITS HIM IN THE RIBS WITH ENOUGH FORCE TO SEND HIM FLYING INTO THE CEILING. Riku shouldn’t have broken a rib here. His ribs should have been freaking liquefied. He then hits the ceiling so hard, that it clearly knocks the air out of him. His skull should be cracked. I mean, what is castle oblivion made out of? Marble? Stone? Some other not soft building item? Now, after having his chest crushed and his head cracked, he falls. Does anyone remember how high the ceiling was in this castle, because I do, and not only does he fall, but he falls flat on his face. His nose should be broken at the very least.
Then we’ve got gif two, or as I like to call it, ‘the time Riku got bitch slapped by a lightsaber.’ Okay, whatever Xemans’ weapons are, they are obviously surrounded by energy, and that energy stick smacks Riku right in the face. No. Smack isn’t a strong enough word, though I’m not sure there is a strong enough word to describe this kind of hit, because it seems to take no effort on Xemnas’ part, but it manages to flip Riku and send him flying miles. It’s not even like he rolls or anything either. HE TAKES AIR AND FLIES! LIKE, HOW DOES THAT EVEN WORK?!
Then we have the gif that should have ended Riku’s story, aka, the time Riku got hit so hard in the spine that he did a fucking backflip. Seriously, I want someone to explain to me how Riku took that hit and wasn’t crippled for the rest of his life. WHAT IS THIS BOY MADE OF?!
And finally my favorite. I just- I don’t understand this gif. Like, Xehanort isn’t even aiming up. Sure, his arm is raised, but he seems to he aiming forward for the most part, and yet Riku flies at least twice his own height! I mean, the attack doesn’t even look that strong. At least, not in comparison to the other things Riku’s had to deal with. Smacked by a giant weapon into the ceiling? I’m fine. Laser rod of some sort to the face and spine? Simple flesh wounds. A light swirl of darkness around someone’s hands? Fucks him up so bad that he defies the laws of gravity.
Please, can someone just tell me, WHAT IS RIKU?!