History Franchise / KamenRider

4th Feb '16 8:39:05 PM ZeroWizard
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* CarFu: the series used to be built on ''Motorcycle'' Fu (he's called Kamen ''Rider'' for a reason), including the finishing move consisting of a ramming charge through the monster, known as ''Rider Break''. It tapered off at times, but Double really brought it back, and the film ''Let's Go Kamen Rider'' has a truly epic moment when [[spoiler:the Great Leader of Shocker's OneWingedAngel was defeated this way courtesy of '''ALL''' the Riders in the entire series. They called it the ''All Rider Break''.]]
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* CarFu: the The series used to be built on ''Motorcycle'' Fu (he's called Kamen ''Rider'' for a reason), including the finishing move consisting of a ramming charge through the monster, known as ''Rider Break''. It tapered off at times, but Double really brought it back, and the film ''Let's Go Kamen Rider'' has a truly epic moment when [[spoiler:the Great Leader of Shocker's OneWingedAngel was defeated this way courtesy of '''ALL''' the Riders in the entire series. They called it the ''All Rider Break''.]]
31st Dec '15 3:02:44 PM Willbyr
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-->''"Won't you believe in him? Even if there is no God or Buddha... there is Kamen Rider."'' --->--'''Taki Kazuya''', ''Manga/KamenRiderSpirits''
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-->''"Won't ->''"Won't you believe in him? Even if there is no God or Buddha... there is Kamen Rider."'' --->--'''Taki -->--'''Taki Kazuya''', ''Manga/KamenRiderSpirits''
31st Dec '15 3:02:32 PM Willbyr
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26th Dec '15 6:31:54 AM starofjusticev21
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** Among Showa Riders, Stronger is the only one to get a noticable upgrade. Black RX also gets his Roborider and Biorider forms, though the original for is still used for finishing moves.
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** Among Showa Riders, Stronger is the only one to get a noticable upgrade.upgrade in the sense of having a disparate upgraded form. Black RX also gets his Roborider and Biorider forms, though the original for is still used for finishing moves. Other Showa Riders did get upgraded powers over the course of their shows, but they were otherwise permanent.
26th Dec '15 6:07:29 AM starofjusticev21
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* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: If a Rider's family situation is brought up at all, usually he's this. In some shows, V3 in particular, it's his primary motivation to fight evil.
19th Nov '15 9:55:28 AM NonperformingAuthor
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** Among Showa Riders, Stronger is the only one to get a noticable upgrade. Black RX also gets his Roborider and Biorider forms, though the original for is still used for finishing moves.

* TheMusical: There's been a few, including a 2010 show simply called ''Masked Rider Live & Show 2010'' which is a ''Decade'' themed show, but actually focuses on Decade!''Kuuga'' and a Not So Evil member of Dai Shocker who eventually does a HeelFaceTurn. It also features gratuitous appearances by Riders from just about every possible show, from both eras.
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* TheMusical: There's been a few, including a 2010 show simply called ''Masked Rider Live & Show 2010'' which is a ''Decade'' themed show, but actually focuses on Decade!''Kuuga'' and a Not So Evil NotSoEvil member of Dai Shocker who eventually does a HeelFaceTurn. It also features gratuitous appearances by Riders from just about every possible show, from both eras.

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* TheMusical: There's been a few, including a 2010 show simply called ''Masked ** The original Kamen Rider Live & Show 2010'' which is a ''Decade'' themed show, but actually focuses on Decade!''Kuuga'' has this as well. The first is Ichigo (literally number one), second Nigo (Literally number two), and a Not So Evil member of Dai Shocker who eventually does a HeelFaceTurn. It also features gratuitous appearances by Riders from just about every possible show, from both eras.the theird was V3.
11th Nov '15 5:09:36 PM WheeljackDude
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* Gorn: The manga of the older series gets quite gory at times...
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* Gorn: {{Gorn}}: The manga of the older series gets quite gory at times...
11th Nov '15 5:09:02 PM WheeljackDude
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* {{Gorn}: The manga of the older series gets quite gory at times...
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* {{Gorn}: Gorn: The manga of the older series gets quite gory at times...
18th Oct '15 11:36:48 AM BlackSunNocturne
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* ScarabPower: Scarabs (specifically the JapaneseBeetleBrothers) readily show up in the franchise, due to ''Kamen Rider'' having a preference for insect themes.
7th Oct '15 1:30:34 PM VenomLancerHae
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cleanup.
* TheAce: Shigeru Jo and Soji Tendo, Jo perhaps even more.
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%% * TheAce: Shigeru Jo and Soji Tendo, Jo perhaps even more.

* ArtifactTitle
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* AssKickingPose: Earlier series usually depend on a series of this in order to transform.
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* AssKickingPose: AssKickingPose: ** Earlier series usually depend on a series of this in order to transform.

* {{Badass}}: Shiro Kazami, Shigeru Jo, etc.
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* {{Badass}}: {{Badass}}: ** Shiro Kazami, Shigeru Jo, etc.

* ByThePowerOfGreyskull - "Henshin!", and variations thereof.
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* ByThePowerOfGreyskull - ByThePowerOfGreyskull: ** "Henshin!", and variations thereof.

* CallingYourAttacks - '''RIDER KICK!'''
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* CallingYourAttacks - CallingYourAttacks: ** '''RIDER KICK!'''

* TheCameo - Traditionally, every year there is usually at least one cameo by one of the suit actors outside of costume (or at the very least, a martial artist from JAE, the martial arts organization where the suit actors come from). This also happens regularly in ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' as well.
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* TheCameo - TheCameo: Traditionally, every year there is usually at least one cameo by one of the suit actors outside of costume (or at the very least, a martial artist from JAE, the martial arts organization where the suit actors come from). This also happens regularly in ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' as well.

* CanNotSpitItOut[=/=]PoorCommunicationKills - Writer Creator/ToshikiInoue includes ''extremely'' heavy doses of this, with [[{{Tragedy}} tragic results]], in every single series or movie he writes. Inoue was the head writer of ''Agito'', ''Faiz'', the second half of ''Hibiki'', and ''Kiva'', plus {{The Movie}}s based on those four shows, ''Kamen Rider The First'' and ''The Next'', ''and'' the {{Non Serial Movie}}s for ''Ryuki'' and ''Blade'', in addition to fill-in episodes on many Heisei Rider series he wasn't head writer of. You can guarantee that if a Rider series or movie involves tragedy resulting from the main characters not wanting to simply sit down and explain the situation to each other, it was written by Toshiki Inoue. Or Shouji Yonemura, who has made a career of copying and [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderizing]] Inoue's style. Of course, if characters ''do'' confront each other over something, either a Rider vs. Rider battle will ensue, or one character will punch the other in the face and leave the room. Neither will resolve anything. * CarFu - the series used to be built on ''Motorcycle'' Fu (he's called Kamen ''Rider'' for a reason), including the finishing move consisting of a ramming charge through the monster, known as ''Rider Break''. It tapered off at times, but Double really brought it back, and the film ''Let's Go Kamen Rider'' has a truly epic moment when [[spoiler:the Great Leader of Shocker's OneWingedAngel was defeated this way courtesy of '''ALL''' the Riders in the entire series. They called it the ''All Rider Break''.]] * CatchPhrase - several characters; by far much more prevalent in the newer series. A fine example is Momotaros' ''Ore, Sanjo!'' (I, have Arrived!) in ''Den-O''.
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* CanNotSpitItOut[=/=]PoorCommunicationKills - CanNotSpitItOut: Writer Creator/ToshikiInoue includes ''extremely'' heavy doses of this, with [[{{Tragedy}} tragic results]], in every single series or movie he writes. Inoue was the head writer of ''Agito'', ''Faiz'', the second half of ''Hibiki'', and ''Kiva'', plus {{The Movie}}s based on those four shows, ''Kamen Rider The First'' and ''The Next'', ''and'' the {{Non Serial Movie}}s for ''Ryuki'' and ''Blade'', in addition to fill-in episodes on many Heisei Rider series he wasn't head writer of. You can guarantee that if a Rider series or movie involves tragedy resulting from the main characters not wanting to simply sit down and explain the situation to each other, it was written by Toshiki Inoue. Or Shouji Yonemura, who has made a career of copying and [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderizing]] Inoue's style. Of course, if characters ''do'' confront each other over something, either a Rider vs. Rider battle will ensue, or one character will punch the other in the face and leave the room. Neither will resolve anything. * CarFu - CarFu: the series used to be built on ''Motorcycle'' Fu (he's called Kamen ''Rider'' for a reason), including the finishing move consisting of a ramming charge through the monster, known as ''Rider Break''. It tapered off at times, but Double really brought it back, and the film ''Let's Go Kamen Rider'' has a truly epic moment when [[spoiler:the Great Leader of Shocker's OneWingedAngel was defeated this way courtesy of '''ALL''' the Riders in the entire series. They called it the ''All Rider Break''.]] * CatchPhrase - several CatchPhrase: ** Several characters; by far much more prevalent in the newer series. A fine example is Momotaros' ''Ore, Sanjo!'' (I, have Arrived!) in ''Den-O''.

* CharacterTic - Most of the Riders have at least one, especially if Seiji Takaiwa is in the suit. For example, it distinguishes who's using the Faiz gear: a hand flick for Takumi and adjusting the collar for Kusaka. * ConflictBall[=/=]LetsYouAndHimFight - When it comes to Rider-versus-Rider battles. The original happened back in V3. Taken UpToEleven with ''Ryuki'', ''Decade'', and ''Gaim''; which have pretty much everyone fighting everyone else. Justified by Ryuki and Gaim though, as the antagonists specifically picked the Riders that could escalate conflicts. Largely rolled back in recent series like ''Double'' and ''OOO'', though. * CosmicRetcon: Of a complicated sort. The parallel universe premise of ''Decade'' has since disappeared, while a new unified continuity has started from ''Double'' onward. The ReBoot is cemented by ''Movie War Megamax'', which states the Showa era are UrbanLegend, while ''Double'' to ''Fourze'' are the "new" Kamen Riders, with nary a mention of any Heisei series prior to ''Decade''. The Super Hero Taisen films complicate the matter further by seemingly retconning some of the endings to previous series * {{Cliffhanger}} - ''Rider'' series are notorious for showing something cool and unexpected in the next episode previews, and then not revealing said cool thing until the last 30 seconds of the episode.
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* CharacterTic - CharacterTic: Most of the Riders have at least one, especially if Seiji Takaiwa is in the suit. For example, it distinguishes who's using the Faiz gear: a hand flick for Takumi and adjusting the collar for Kusaka. * ConflictBall[=/=]LetsYouAndHimFight - ConflictBall: When it comes to Rider-versus-Rider battles. The original happened back in V3. Taken UpToEleven with ''Ryuki'', ''Decade'', and ''Gaim''; which have pretty much everyone fighting everyone else. Justified by Ryuki and Gaim though, as the antagonists specifically picked the Riders that could escalate conflicts. Largely rolled back in recent series like ''Double'' and ''OOO'', though. * CosmicRetcon: Of a complicated sort. The parallel universe premise of ''Decade'' has since disappeared, while a new unified continuity has started from ''Double'' onward. The ReBoot is cemented by ''Movie War Megamax'', which states the Showa era are UrbanLegend, while ''Double'' to ''Fourze'' are the "new" Kamen Riders, with nary a mention of any Heisei series prior to ''Decade''. The Super Hero Taisen films complicate the matter further by seemingly retconning some of the endings to previous series series. * {{Cliffhanger}} - {{Cliffhanger}}: ** ''Rider'' series are notorious for showing something cool and unexpected in the next episode previews, and then not revealing said cool thing until the last 30 seconds of the episode.

* CreatorCameo: ShotaroIshinomori has been on screen a few times. He's the guy with the FunnyAfro planting the bug in the beginning of ''Shin Kamen Rider''.
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* CreatorCameo: CreatorCameo: ** ShotaroIshinomori has been on screen a few times. He's the guy with the FunnyAfro planting the bug in the beginning of ''Shin Kamen Rider''.

* CrisisCrossover: ''Decade'' for the Heisei Era, ''SPIRITS'' for the Showa Era, and ''Super Hero Taisen'' for Toei's toku as a whole.
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* CrisisCrossover: CrisisCrossover: ** ''Decade'' for the Heisei Era, ''SPIRITS'' for the Showa Era, and ''Super Hero Taisen'' for Toei's toku as a whole.

* DarkerAndEdgier - Compared to ''Franchise/SuperSentai''. Although it should be mentioned that ''Kamen Rider'' is older than ''Sentai''.
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* DarkerAndEdgier - DarkerAndEdgier: ** Compared to ''Franchise/SuperSentai''. Although it should be mentioned that ''Kamen Rider'' is older than ''Sentai''.

* DeadlyUpgrade - Stronger's Charge Up, Kuuga Ultimate Form, the first version of [=G3X=], the G4 Armour, Gills Exceed ''(subversion)'', the Kaixa and Delta Gear in ''555'', Blade King Form in ''Blade'', the Hopper Riders in ''Kabuto'', OOO [=PuToTyra=] Combo in ''OOO'', and Kiwami Arms and Yomotsuheguri Arms in ''Gaim''.
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* DeadlyUpgrade - DeadlyUpgrade: ** Stronger's Charge Up, Kuuga Ultimate Form, the first version of [=G3X=], the G4 Armour, Gills Exceed ''(subversion)'', the Kaixa and Delta Gear in ''555'', Blade King Form in ''Blade'', the Hopper Riders in ''Kabuto'', OOO [=PuToTyra=] Combo in ''OOO'', and Kiwami Arms and Yomotsuheguri Arms in ''Gaim''.

* ElementalPowers - Some Riders have them, and here's a notable list.
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* ElementalPowers - ElementalPowers: Some Riders have them, and here's a notable list.

* EnemyWithin - subverted in ''Den-O'' - and how! * EvilTwin - Shocker Riders, Shadow Moon in ''Black'', [[spoiler:Ryuga in ''Ryuki'']], [[spoiler:Dark Kabuto in ''Kabuto'']], [[spoiler:Dark Kiva is arguably an inversion, as regular Kiva could be considered his good twin]]. Rider 2 was this, in the ''original'' manga.
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* EnemyWithin - EnemyWithin: subverted in ''Den-O'' - and how! * EvilTwin - EvilTwin: ** Shocker Riders, Shadow Moon in ''Black'', [[spoiler:Ryuga in ''Ryuki'']], [[spoiler:Dark Kabuto in ''Kabuto'']], [[spoiler:Dark Kiva is arguably an inversion, as regular Kiva could be considered his good twin]]. Rider 2 was this, in the ''original'' manga.

* FinishingMove - Rider... KICK! (and Punch, Chop, Slash, etc.) * FunWithAcronyms - Example: GOD = Government Of Darkness, from ''Kamen Rider X''.
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* FinishingMove - FinishingMove: Rider... KICK! (and Punch, Chop, Slash, etc.) * FunWithAcronyms - FunWithAcronyms: ** Example: GOD = Government Of Darkness, from ''Kamen Rider X''.

* GRatedDrug - Every other Phase 2 Heisei series (''Double'', ''Fourze'', and ''Gaim'') has applied a drug metaphor to whatever turns people into the MonsterOfTheWeek. * GenreMotif - Starting with ''Kiva'', each show's background music has a distinctive genre. This also shows up in the releases of the opening and ending songs, which usually get a remix in the style specific to the show. ''Kiva'' has violins, ''Decade'' has both a full orchestra and hard rock, ''Double'' throws in some jazz, ''OOO'''s seems to be ska and ''Fourze'' uses both techno and classic rock. ''Gaim'' takes this UpToEleven with different Riders having different motifs based on their costume.
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* GRatedDrug - GRatedDrug: Every other Phase 2 Heisei series (''Double'', ''Fourze'', and ''Gaim'') has applied a drug metaphor to whatever turns people into the MonsterOfTheWeek. * GenreMotif - GenreMotif: Starting with ''Kiva'', each show's background music has a distinctive genre. This also shows up in the releases of the opening and ending songs, which usually get a remix in the style specific to the show. ''Kiva'' has violins, ''Decade'' has both a full orchestra and hard rock, ''Double'' throws in some jazz, ''OOO'''s seems to be ska and ''Fourze'' uses both techno and classic rock. ''Gaim'' takes this UpToEleven with different Riders having different motifs based on their costume.

* {{Gorn}}- The manga of the older series gets quite gory at times...
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* {{Gorn}}- {{Gorn}: The manga of the older series gets quite gory at times...

* GratuitousEnglish - most of it from the talking transformation devices.
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* GratuitousEnglish - GratuitousEnglish: most of it from the talking transformation devices.

* HenshinHero - TropeNamer and TropeCodifier. Nearly every rider since Rider 1 has used the cry of "Henshin!" * HeroesPreferSwords - Virtually every Heisei Kamen Rider either uses a sword as one of their weapons, or has a primary/ultimate form where a sword is the main weapon. Though how often they utilize said sword is sometimes a matter of contention (such as in ''OOO''). * HijackedByGanon: If it's a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover and it's written by Shouji Yonemura, the series' original NebulousEvilOrganisation, Shocker, is normally involved. Most notably in ''Decade'', which features the similar organization [[LegionOfDoom Dai-Shocker]], an alliance of villains from across the ''Kamen Rider'' series.
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* HenshinHero - HenshinHero: TropeNamer and TropeCodifier. Nearly every rider since Rider 1 has used the cry of "Henshin!" * HeroesPreferSwords - HeroesPreferSwords: Virtually every Heisei Kamen Rider either uses a sword as one of their weapons, or has a primary/ultimate form where a sword is the main weapon. Though how often they utilize said sword is sometimes a matter of contention (such as in ''OOO''). * HijackedByGanon: HijackedByGanon: ** If it's a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover and it's written by Shouji Yonemura, the series' original NebulousEvilOrganisation, Shocker, is normally involved. Most notably in ''Decade'', which features the similar organization [[LegionOfDoom Dai-Shocker]], an alliance of villains from across the ''Kamen Rider'' series.

* {{Homage}}
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* HumongousMecha - King Dark from ''Kamen Rider X''.
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* HumongousMecha - HumongousMecha: ** King Dark from ''Kamen Rider X''.

* InTheNameOfTheMoon - Most of the original series does this, but ''Stronger'' took it to the next level by giving the main character a tell-tale whistle whenever he wanted to drop in on the bad guy, and an entire speech - ''from higher ground''! Later, he does this while handing out beatings.
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* InTheNameOfTheMoon - InTheNameOfTheMoon: ** Most of the original series does this, but ''Stronger'' took it to the next level by giving the main character a tell-tale whistle whenever he wanted to drop in on the bad guy, and an entire speech - ''from higher ground''! Later, he does this while handing out beatings.

* JapaneseBeetleBrothers - Either as heroes or villains, depending on the series. This is most prevalent in ''Blade'' and ''Kabuto'' with the main protagonists, Blade and Garren, and Kabuto and Gatack respectively. * {{Kiai}}: Many of the Showa Riders tend to say "'''TOH!'''" while fighting, while Amazon instead has a high-pitched "'''KIIIII!'''" Blade has "'''UEEI!'''"
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* JapaneseBeetleBrothers - JapaneseBeetleBrothers: Either as heroes or villains, depending on the series. This is most prevalent in ''Blade'' and ''Kabuto'' with the main protagonists, Blade and Garren, and Kabuto and Gatack respectively. * {{Kiai}}: {{Kiai}}: ** Many of the Showa Riders tend to say "'''TOH!'''" while fighting, while Amazon instead has a high-pitched "'''KIIIII!'''" Blade has "'''UEEI!'''"

* LoveHurts - Boy howdy, ''does it''.
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* LoveHurts - LoveHurts: Boy howdy, ''does it''.

* MaskPower: Well... Kamen Riders. * {{Masquerade}}: Most seasons include enhanced humans or monsters trying to pass themselves off as normal people until the hero uncovers them. Also the ''whole point'' of the Riders ''needing'' to transform - giving meaning to the title, Kamen (Masked) Rider.
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%% * MaskPower: Well... Kamen Riders. * {{Masquerade}}: {{Masquerade}}: ** Most seasons include enhanced humans or monsters trying to pass themselves off as normal people until the hero uncovers them. Also the ''whole point'' of the Riders ''needing'' to transform - giving meaning to the title, Kamen (Masked) Rider.

* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Plenty there, if you're really knowledgeable in Japanese.
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* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: MeaningfulName: Plenty there, if you're really knowledgeable in Japanese.

* MerchandiseDriven - Anything from multiple Riders to multiple power-ups, season depending. Much more pervasive in the newer series.
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* MerchandiseDriven - MerchandiseDriven: ** Anything from multiple Riders to multiple power-ups, season depending. Much more pervasive in the newer series.

* MidSeasonUpgrade - The pre-SuperMode forms of the Heisei era Kamen Riders. * {{Mons}} - Noticeably embraced by the Heisei Riders from ''Ryuki'' onwards (though Gouram in ''Kuuga'' can also count). Ranging from Deconstructions (''Ryuki'', ''Kiva'', ''Gaim''), played straight (''Blade'', ''Hibiki'', mechanical ones in ''Faiz'') and parodied (''Den-O''). Since ''Double'' this has shifted somewhat to [[RobotBuddy Robot Buddies]] instead. * MonsterOfTheWeek - In the case of ''Kuuga'' and from ''Den-O'' onwards, Monster of the Fortnight (thanks to two-week mini-arcs).
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* MidSeasonUpgrade - MidSeasonUpgrade: The pre-SuperMode forms of the Heisei era Kamen Riders. * {{Mons}} - {{Mons}}: Noticeably embraced by the Heisei Riders from ''Ryuki'' onwards (though Gouram in ''Kuuga'' can also count). Ranging from Deconstructions (''Ryuki'', ''Kiva'', ''Gaim''), played straight (''Blade'', ''Hibiki'', mechanical ones in ''Faiz'') and parodied (''Den-O''). Since ''Double'' this has shifted somewhat to [[RobotBuddy Robot Buddies]] instead. * MonsterOfTheWeek - MonsterOfTheWeek: In the case of ''Kuuga'' and from ''Den-O'' onwards, Monster of the Fortnight (thanks to two-week mini-arcs).

* TheMovie: double-featured with the current year's ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' movie in a "summer roadshow" (aka Series/SuperHeroTime: TheMovie (insert year here)).
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* TheMovie: double-featured TheMovie: ** Double-featured with the current year's ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' movie in a "summer roadshow" (aka Series/SuperHeroTime: TheMovie (insert year here)).

* MultiformBalance - First started with ''Black RX''. Since then, it was codified by ''Kuuga'' and has become a tradition for Heisei-era Kamen Riders.
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* MultiformBalance - MultiformBalance: First started with ''Black RX''. Since then, it was codified by ''Kuuga'' and has become a tradition for Heisei-era Kamen Riders.

* NonSerialMovie - Lots of early Heisei series have them, specifically ''Ryuki'', ''Faiz'', ''Blade'', ''Hibiki'' and ''Kiva''.
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* NonSerialMovie - NonSerialMovie: Lots of early Heisei series have them, specifically ''Ryuki'', ''Faiz'', ''Blade'', ''Hibiki'' and ''Kiva''.

* NotUsingTheZWord - Most of the Heisei era shows tend to avoid using the term "Kamen Rider" in series, except for the purpose of {{Crossover}}s.
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* NotUsingTheZWord - NotUsingTheZWord: ** Most of the Heisei era shows tend to avoid using the term "Kamen Rider" in series, except for the purpose of {{Crossover}}s.

* PainfulTransformation - Averted in almost all cases - including the organic Riders like Amazon and Gills, the latter of which suffered from aftereffects. Played very straight, however, with Shin Kamen Rider. * PaletteSwap - For budget reasons, monsters in the new-gen series are sometimes given repaints or differently colored wardrobes to make "new" monsters. Sometimes happens with Riders too, particularly the movie-only Riders. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] on occasion, where the monsters are representatives of the same type or species - an example being that the first three monsters Agito fights are essentially siblings. * PeopleInRubberSuits - The extent to which they are rubbery depends on the series and design, not so much on the era. Played straight with the Mooks from ''The First'' and ''The Next.'' they wear gas masks and corresponding uniforms, being quite creepy, until you find that [[NightmareRetardant they still shout "yee!" a lot]].
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* PainfulTransformation - PainfulTransformation: Averted in almost all cases - including the organic Riders like Amazon and Gills, the latter of which suffered from aftereffects. Played very straight, however, with Shin Kamen Rider. * PaletteSwap - PaletteSwap: For budget reasons, monsters in the new-gen series are sometimes given repaints or differently colored wardrobes to make "new" monsters. Sometimes happens with Riders too, particularly the movie-only Riders. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] on occasion, where the monsters are representatives of the same type or species - an example being that the first three monsters Agito fights are essentially siblings. * PeopleInRubberSuits - PeopleInRubberSuits: The extent to which they are rubbery depends on the series and design, not so much on the era. Played straight with the Mooks from ''The First'' and ''The Next.'' they wear gas masks and corresponding uniforms, being quite creepy, until you find that [[NightmareRetardant they still shout "yee!" a lot]].

* PhlebotinumRebel: This one dates back to the very first series, and extends into the Heisei era; ShotaroIshinomori's trademark, actually.
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* PhlebotinumRebel: PhlebotinumRebel: ** This one dates back to the very first series, and extends into the Heisei era; ShotaroIshinomori's trademark, actually.

* ProductPlacement - Honda makes all the bikes in the Heisei era since ''Agito'' (Gas Gas made the bikes in ''Kuuga'') and Suzuki in the Showa era, but it's nowhere as obvious as the Shoei helmets that all Riders tend to wear. Not averted till the Heisei era - Shinji of ''Ryuki'' uses a moped, and Ryotaro of ''Den-O'' use a bicycle, both of which do not require the full face helmet.
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* ProductPlacement - ProductPlacement: ** Honda makes all the bikes in the Heisei era since ''Agito'' (Gas Gas made the bikes in ''Kuuga'') and Suzuki in the Showa era, but it's nowhere as obvious as the Shoei helmets that all Riders tend to wear. Not averted till the Heisei era - Shinji of ''Ryuki'' uses a moped, and Ryotaro of ''Den-O'' use a bicycle, both of which do not require the full face helmet.

* RealLifeWritesThePlot - After the "Rider Break" incident in ''Skyrider'' (see that show's entry on this for details), it's been a requirement that anyone who plays a main or secondary Rider has to have a motorcycle license and prove they are proficient in riding one, to avoid further accidents. * RealTime - While the episodes aren't filmed in a real time format, dates in the ''Kamen Rider'' universe sync up with the broadcast dates. (For example, when Japan is celebrating New Year's, the ''Kamen Rider'' characters are celebrating New Year's too. The same with Christmas, often with ...amusing... results.) * RippleEffectProofMemory - ''Ryuki'' & ''Den-O'': this is critical to the plot in the latter.
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot - RealLifeWritesThePlot: After the "Rider Break" incident in ''Skyrider'' (see that show's entry on this for details), it's been a requirement that anyone who plays a main or secondary Rider has to have a motorcycle license and prove they are proficient in riding one, to avoid further accidents. * RealTime - RealTime: While the episodes aren't filmed in a real time format, dates in the ''Kamen Rider'' universe sync up with the broadcast dates. (For example, when Japan is celebrating New Year's, the ''Kamen Rider'' characters are celebrating New Year's too. The same with Christmas, often with ...amusing... results.) * RippleEffectProofMemory - RippleEffectProofMemory: ''Ryuki'' & ''Den-O'': this is critical to the plot in the latter.

* ScarfOfAsskicking - Another part of the Rider package, almost as iconic as the kick, the belt and the bike.
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* ScarfOfAsskicking - ScarfOfAsskicking: ** Another part of the Rider package, almost as iconic as the kick, the belt and the bike.

* SixthRanger - or in this case, Second Rider. Kamen Rider 2 from the original series, but more often done in the Heisei series with, among others, Gatack, Zeronos, IXA, Diend, and Accel. (for that matter, every Heisei series except Kuuga has a second rider... and in some cases, a third, fourth, or even tenth.) * SliceOfLife - The first half of ''Hibiki'' in particular has elements of this, as does ''Kuuga''. * SpaceIsNoisy - with the sounds of beatings. * StupidStatementDanceMix - A side effect of Heisei Rider belts having [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0TMAmLJWxs electronic voices.]]
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* SixthRanger - SixthRanger: or in this case, Second Rider. Kamen Rider 2 from the original series, but more often done in the Heisei series with, among others, Gatack, Zeronos, IXA, Diend, and Accel. (for that matter, every Heisei series except Kuuga has a second rider... and in some cases, a third, fourth, or even tenth.) * SliceOfLife - SliceOfLife: The first half of ''Hibiki'' in particular has elements of this, as does ''Kuuga''. * SpaceIsNoisy - SpaceIsNoisy: with the sounds of beatings. * StupidStatementDanceMix - StupidStatementDanceMix: ** A side effect of Heisei Rider belts having [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0TMAmLJWxs electronic voices.]]

* SuperDrowningSkills: Falling into a large body of water is almost always a KO, whether you're a monster or a Rider. Basically, it's become a RunningGag for the first enemy who's badder than a normal MonsterOfTheWeek to beat the crap out of the Rider and then send him flying into the drink. It's not the water that keeps them down, it's the CurbStompBattle that ''ended'' with the dip. That said, Riders who suffer from this usually emerge from the water in a lot of pain but not seriously injured. The exceptions to the rule are Riders and forms specifically built for water: X, Drake, Den-O Rod Form, OOO [=ShaUTa=] Combo, and Wizard's Water Style.
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* SuperDrowningSkills: SuperDrowningSkills: ** Falling into a large body of water is almost always a KO, whether you're a monster or a Rider. Basically, it's become a RunningGag for the first enemy who's badder than a normal MonsterOfTheWeek to beat the crap out of the Rider and then send him flying into the drink. It's not the water that keeps them down, it's the CurbStompBattle that ''ended'' with the dip. That said, Riders who suffer from this usually emerge from the water in a lot of pain but not seriously injured. The exceptions to the rule are Riders and forms specifically built for water: X, Drake, Den-O Rod Form, OOO [=ShaUTa=] Combo, and Wizard's Water Style.

* SuperMode - Started with Stronger's charged-up form, but doesn't become a staple until the Heisei series, where it's commonly referred to as an 'Ultimate Form' in honor of Kuuga's final form. While some Riders, Kuuga in particular, went through several intermediate forms, the SuperMode is the bare minimum (eg. Ryuki and Decade).
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* SuperMode - SuperMode: ** Started with Stronger's charged-up form, but doesn't become a staple until the Heisei series, where it's commonly referred to as an 'Ultimate Form' in honor of Kuuga's final form. While some Riders, Kuuga in particular, went through several intermediate forms, the SuperMode is the bare minimum (eg. Ryuki and Decade).

* SuperSpeed - seen in several seasons, but taken to ridiculous extremes in ''Kabuto'' - ''expected'' extremes, if you know your Ishinomori.
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* SuperSpeed - SuperSpeed: seen in several seasons, but taken to ridiculous extremes in ''Kabuto'' - ''expected'' extremes, if you know your Ishinomori.

* ThemeMusicPowerUp - When the current EndingTheme kicks in, you know the battle is on. That, and older series had actual ass-kicking battle themes - ''several'' of them - which gets used to magnificent effect in the ''SPIRITS'' manga.
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* ThemeMusicPowerUp - ThemeMusicPowerUp: ** When the current EndingTheme kicks in, you know the battle is on. That, and older series had actual ass-kicking battle themes - ''several'' of them - which gets used to magnificent effect in the ''SPIRITS'' manga.

* TimeTravel - ''Den-O'' (one of the series' main themes), ''Kabuto'' and ''Kiva'' to an extent. Riders 1 and 2, V3, Black, and Agito also meet up in the game ''Seigi no Keifu'', sorta. It appears to some degree in ''many'' series; ''OOO'' managed to get into time shenanigans with nary a time train in sight in their ''three'' movies (and one ''with'' 'em, in the second ''All Riders'' movie.)
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* TimeTravel - TimeTravel: ''Den-O'' (one of the series' main themes), ''Kabuto'' and ''Kiva'' to an extent. Riders 1 and 2, V3, Black, and Agito also meet up in the game ''Seigi no Keifu'', sorta. It appears to some degree in ''many'' series; ''OOO'' managed to get into time shenanigans with nary a time train in sight in their ''three'' movies (and one ''with'' 'em, in the second ''All Riders'' movie.)

* TransformationTrinket - While its gimmicks may vary from year to year, the transformation belt is an important part of any Rider's arsenal. Heisei series varies pretty widely in what they actually do.
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* TransformationTrinket - TransformationTrinket: ** While its gimmicks may vary from year to year, the transformation belt is an important part of any Rider's arsenal. Heisei series varies pretty widely in what they actually do.
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