We actually cut away to follow the Replica before we catch up again with Riku. He returns to the basement meeting room of doom, where for once in this series’ life, no one lectures him for losing a single fight as though it were the end of the world. Instead, they ask him if he’s like to meet Sora, and Riku Replica seems pretty eager to murder him, even without invitation. In the original, Vexen says he doesn’t necessarily want Sora dead, but that’s okay with the Replica. “Sora’s just one more person to crush on the way to Riku.” Shit, going to fill out all the evil clone tropes, aren’t you?