Reading the translated scenes for Riku's scenes in TWTNW so far is just so freaking epic. ;3; Dude has come a long ways since the first game, but we all already knew that for a long time, didn't we? Still, those lines to Ansem really sold me on Riku deserving the rank of Master. Not only did he approach the exam itself seriously, but he used it as a means of self-exploration and grew further because of it.
Seriously, Master Riku has to be my favorite character in this series at this point~ <3