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I always thought he was surprised that Riku could wield a Keyblade.I've always thought that Roxas was just performing Strike Raid, Riku caught Oblivion and Xion was letting him hold it. (Which would explain why Roxas was surprised when it didn't reappear into his hand)
Still befuddles me today.
Unless Days completely disappears and is forgotten, or taken away from the universe timeline, there's not much choice but to accept it as canon. That's what it is, right?
What makes it ridiculous are the points leading up to that scene. Apparently, Xion says to halt Xemnas' plans, conveniently forgetting to tell Roxas to return to Sora first. She had a lot to voice out before she was finally gone, except that one little thing that can be remedied in three words; "return...to...Sora". So we get him on some path of revenge (Roxas takes the words as "kill Xemnas" automatically...we'll go with it for now), Riku already waiting and present. I suppose he was there to have some chit-chat with Roxas, sit on a roof, bond together, and just have a good, fun, night, because he needed to be told by Xion - through a Keyblade (cause the kanji spells out "memory" or something, and it makes this kind of connection possible) - and into his mind - that he had to stop Roxas. Not only taking back its last wish as it wasn't working out the way she never spoke about, but also making the whole thing repetitive in a bad way.
So, you mean to tell me, Riku had no idea what he was doing at TWTNW. He was simply standing there, not planning to stop Roxas at all. Diz just randomly popped out at the end, having finished his data Twilight Town, not looking at all surprised that the blond kid was knocked out. It appears that this had been the idea that they plotted...but, now it doesn't make sense, because Riku wasn't going to do it unless Xion asked him to and acted like he wouldn't have thought of that.
And, isn't Xion part of Roxas? If she could talk to Riku, and take over Roxas' reflexes, she couldn't just stop him herself?
The story thickens!
Oh yeah, even better - some people don't find that weird at all, lol.
I honestly think it was primarily done to make Xion appear a "needed" or "important" character. If they didn't, there would be no reason in creating it (despite that it's the truth of the matter - there was no reason to make a 14th member...or half 14th member, cause you know, it didn't get a chair yet got everything else). The whole game suffered because of that forced delusion of necessity., making its excuses mind boggling and faulty/flawed. It was exaggerated to such an extent that Xion became the main character and Roxas...man, wtf did Roxas do other than be a fanboy?
Which is, of course, a load of shit. I mean, I accept it as canon, but that doesn't change the fact that Nomura pulled it out of his ass.
It would have been a dickish move on Roxas, so I doubt Nomura wanted that.