This player, Hideaki Rikuto, is property of The Redundant Button.
|Birthday||June 23, 2001|
|Age||21 (Beginning of Aincrad arc)|
|Place of Residence||Shinjuku|
|VRMMORPGs Played||Sword Art Online|
|Previous Occupation||Mid-level Adventurer|
|Base of Operations||Lunaris (9th Floor)|
|Primary Skill||One-Handed Sword
Heavyweight Shield Equipment
|First Appearance||Chapter 1: The Day of Beginnings|
Hideaki Rikuto, known as Rikki, is one of the 10,000 people trapped in Sword Art Online. He is the primary tank of the guild Ursa Minor and is a supporting character in the fan fiction Misfortune Made Her Sword.
Rikki is a tall young man of average build. He has short, blue-black hair, and grey eyes set in a long face. The bridge of his nose and his cheeks are smattered with freckles.
Early in the game Rikki wears a heavy dark green coat and dark slacks with a banded iron chest plate. He wears his sword on his left hip and his shield on his back.
Rikki is a very straightforward and generally business-minded person, regarded by his fellow guild members as their local grump. Although usually reserved, he often employs dry humour in his exchanges with everyone. He is very close with his money, having had to measure his spending from the time he was old enough to work. Although he is aware that this is not an issue within the game, the habit remains and he doesn't bother to fight it. Rather, he doubles down about it, even going so far as to call out other members of the guild, most notably Renee, when they start pulling from the guild's finances.
Arc 1: Into the Fire
Sword Art Online
- Iron Long Sword (starting weapon)
- Anneal Blade (One-Handed Sword - «Secret Medicine of the Forest» quest reward)
- Heater Shield (Shield - Purchased from an NPC shop)
|One-Handed Sword||Heavyweight Shield Equipment||Heavy Metal Equipment||Purchase Negotiation||Sales Negotiation|
|Extended Weight Limit||Fighting Spirit||Emergency Recovery||Parry|
- His screen name is a contraction of his real name.
- The name Rikuto comes from the Japanese riku (陸) meaning "land", combined with to (斗) which refers to the constellation Ursa Major.
- Rikki's appearance is based on Fox Mulder from The X-Files.
- (To Renee) "You're like a pop-up book from hell."
- (To Aramis) "You are no longer allowed to make fun of our boat."
- (To Ashe) "How can you drink this? This isn't even coffee - it's sugar water!"
- "Dear lord, this parachute is a knapsack."
- "The only magic I ever worked was figuring out how best to stretch a paycheck."
- "Every day that you breathe you make my life harder."
- "What are you doing in my house?"
- ( To Ashe) "We don't do that in this house."
- (To Renee) "Why? What do you want to say to me?"