"Memories are nice, but that's all they are."
Rikku is a purebred Al Bhed, the people of her tribe marked by blond hair, green, swirly eyes, and a handiness with machines, called machina. When not challenging foes with her clawlike arm mount, she's stealing, mixing, and exchanging items with them. Such versatility is a must in a world that outlaws machina and persecutes those who tinker with them.
Prone to speak her mind, Rikku tends to babble even though she means well. Unable to talk her cousin Yuna out of a life-threatening pilgrimage, the Al Bhed insists she accompany her as one of her guardians. Together with Tidus, an anachronism untainted by the world's prejudice against her tribe, Rikku's stunted worldview gradually opens up as she herself matures. In return, Rikku keeps her friends together and motivated, even in dire situations, with her upbeat spirit — like any teenage girl, she only wants to laugh and to love.
Selected game appearances
- Final Fantasy X (2001)
- Final Fantasy X-2 (2003)
- Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special (2004)
- Kingdom Hearts II (2005)