History Franchise / KamenRider

17th Oct '17 3:24:31 PM Delphi
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* 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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* MonsterOfTheWeek: In the case of ''Kuuga'' and from ''Den-O'' onwards, Monster of the Fortnight (thanks to two-week mini-arcs). Monsters in the Showa series were almost always altered humans (sometimes willingly, sometimes not) except for Black RX which used alien warriors instead. The Heisei shows have more variety.
** Kuuga has the Grongi, an ancient demon tribe.
** Agito has the Lords, an ancient angel tribe.
** Ryuki has the Mirror Monsters, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin monsters who live in mirrors.]]
** Faiz has the Orphenochs, the next step in human evolution [[spoiler: or so they think, they're really just mutants.]]
** Blade has the Undead, ancient immortals.
** Hibiki has the Makamou, another ancient demon tribe.
** Kabuto has the Worm, identity-stealing aliens.
** Den-O has the Imagin, time ghosts.
** Kiva has the Fangire, yet another ancient demon tribe.
** Decade has [[MonsterMash all of the above.]]
** W has the Dopants, transformed humans.
** OOO has the Yummies, coin-based homunculi.
** Fourze has the Zodiarts, more transformed humans.
** Wizard has the Phantoms, demons born from despair.
** Gaim has the Invess, extradimensional invaders.
** Drive has the Roidmudes, androids.
** Ghost has the Ganma, evil ghosts.
** Ex-Aid has the Bugsters, living computer viruses.
** Build has the Smash, yet more transformed humans.
13th Oct '17 12:03:09 PM DragonRanger
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* ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight'' (2009, based on ''Ryuki''[[note]]Which "Dragon Knight" is a literal translation of.[[/note]])

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* ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight'' (2009, based on ''Ryuki''[[note]]Which "Dragon Knight" is a literal translation of.[[/note]])''Ryuki'')



* ''Kamen Rider Double: Futo Detectives'' manga



** Specific series invoking this trope compared to other KR series include ''Kamen Rider X'', ''Stronger'', ''Black'', ''Shin Kamen Rider'', ''Kuuga'', ''Ryuki'', ''Faiz'', ''Gaim'', and ''Ex-Aid''.

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** Specific series invoking this trope compared to other KR series include ''Kamen Rider X'', ''Stronger'', ''Black'', ''Shin Kamen Rider'', ''Kuuga'', ''Ryuki'', ''Faiz'', ''Gaim'', ''Ex-Aid'', and ''Ex-Aid''.''Build''.



** ''Ex-Aid'' features a black repaint of the hero from day one with Kamen Rider Genm, though the two eventually get different upgrades that reduce the resemblance. Cronus also shares the same basic suit design as Ex-Aid and Genm, but with extra elaboration like a BadassLongcoat. Brave gets an evil twin in one of the movies, called True Brave.

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** ''Ex-Aid'' features a black repaint of the hero from day one with Kamen Rider Genm, though the two eventually get different upgrades that reduce the resemblance. Cronus also shares the same basic suit design as Ex-Aid and Genm, but with extra elaboration like a BadassLongcoat. Brave gets an and Para-DX get evil twin twins in one of the movies, tie-ins, called True Brave.Brave and Another Para-DX.
9th Oct '17 11:25:39 AM Flame
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** ''Build:'': Creation against destruction



* 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.

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* 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.the following series largely avert this. Post-Gaim series vary.



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

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* GratuitousEnglish: most Most of it comes from the talking transformation devices.devices. Less frequently used by characters.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Seems to be a recurring theme in recent years; Tendou liked tofu and both he and Kagami loved Hiyori's mackrel miso, Otoya in ''Kiva'' liked Yuri's Omurice and Megumi liked seafood, Owner and his fried rice and pudding in ''Den-O'', Akiko liked takoyaki and everyone loved ramen in ''Double'', in ''OOO'' there's Ankh and his ice pops, Kougami and his birthday cake and Date with his oden, and in ''Wizard'' we have Haruto's sugar donuts and Kosuke's mayonaise. It's inverted in Decade because Tsukasa hates sea cucumber. Kougami could be a subversion since he's never shown eating them himself.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Seems to be a recurring theme in recent years; Tendou liked tofu and both he and Kagami loved Hiyori's mackrel miso, Otoya in ''Kiva'' liked Yuri's Omurice and Megumi liked seafood, Owner and his fried rice and pudding in ''Den-O'', Akiko liked takoyaki and everyone loved ramen in ''Double'', in ''OOO'' there's Ankh and his ice pops, Kougami and his birthday cake and Date with his oden, and in ''Wizard'' we have Haruto's sugar donuts and Kosuke's mayonaise. It's inverted in Decade because Tsukasa hates sea cucumber. Kougami could be a subversion since he's never shown eating them himself. ''Drive'' has Shinosuke eat milk candies when slacking off. It's inverted in Decade because Tsukasa hates sea cucumber. Takoyaki also shows up in ''Ghost'' as Alain's first and favorite food, similar to Ankh. Hiiro applied his surgery skills to cream puffs and cakes in ''Ex-Aid''.
9th Oct '17 3:36:25 AM valar55
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* AnyoneCanDie: The series does not shy away from death. Both main characters and background ones can and have died. Not every season features this, but on occasion, you will get people dropping like flies within the last ten episodes. Heck, even Fourze, one of the most idealistic and saccharine of the franchise, couldn't get away without killing off a few characters or putting them in a [[AndIMustScream worse condition]].

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* AnyoneCanDie: The series does not shy away from death. Both main characters and background ones can and have died. Not every season features this, but on occasion, you will get people dropping like flies within the last ten episodes. Heck, even Fourze, one of the most idealistic and saccharine series of the franchise, couldn't get away without killing off a few characters or putting them in a [[AndIMustScream worse condition]].
4th Oct '17 10:49:40 AM StephenAlexis
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** ''Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL'' (2017)

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** ''Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL'' FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legendary Riders'' (2017)
4th Oct '17 10:46:52 AM StephenAlexis
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** ''Ex-Aid'': The Value of Life

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** ''Ex-Aid'': The Value of LifeLife, Redemption
21st Sep '17 8:02:24 AM Hafumanroblox
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** ''Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL'' (2017)
10th Sep '17 9:28:14 PM Doug86
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* {{Dorama}}: Much as ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' and ''ComicBook/TheFantasticFour'' are ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' [[JustForFun/XMeetsY With Punching]], post-Kuuga ''Kamen Rider'' shows are heavily influenced by {{Dorama}} in terms of tone and characters. They often share cast members with famous ''dorama'', too.

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* {{Dorama}}: Much as ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' and ''ComicBook/TheFantasticFour'' the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' are ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' [[JustForFun/XMeetsY With Punching]], post-Kuuga ''Kamen Rider'' shows are heavily influenced by {{Dorama}} in terms of tone and characters. They often share cast members with famous ''dorama'', too.
4th Sep '17 5:37:12 PM DragonRanger
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* LooseContinuity: Toei takes a flexible approach to inter-season (and with ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' crossovers, inter-series) continuity. Sometimes different ''Rider'' series take place in alternate universes (as in ''Decade''); sometimes they don't. [[MST3KMantra Don't waste too much time thinking about it.]]


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* SchizoContinuity: The "Bait-And-Switch" style. Toei takes a flexible approach to inter-season (and with ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' crossovers, inter-series) continuity. Sometimes different ''Rider'' series take place in alternate universes (as in ''Decade''); sometimes they don't. [[MST3KMantra Don't waste too much time thinking about it.]]
28th Aug '17 10:02:59 PM DragonRanger
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* AlternateContinuity: All the pre-Decade Heisei movies except the Den-O ones.



** ''Ex-Aid'': Death

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** ''Ex-Aid'': DeathThe Value of Life



* 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.



* ExponentialPotential:
** The franchise flirted with it for a few years. The Heisei Riders are often {{Swiss Army Hero}}es with MultiformBalance, but ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' could {{Power Copy|ing}} and take on ''any'' of their forms, plus his own SuperMode.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' could mix-and-match his powers, two slots by three options each, for nine forms plus some {{Super Mode}}s.
** ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' had ''three'' slots by ''five'' options each for '''125''' forms, before his own SuperMode and additional promotional powersets.
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' dialed this back by giving him a large ''arsenal'' but not anything combinable. Fourze could still qualify, if you consider that his belt has four slots (each representing one of his limbs), each possessing ten options, meaning he has just shy of '''''10,000''''' combinations[[note]]There's a single matched pair that throws off the count slightly[[/note]], and his SuperMode can [[AllYourPowersCombined combine the traits of two weapons]], such as [[MacrossMissileMassacre Launcher]] plus [[KillItWithIce Freeze]] producing a freeze missile launcher.

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* ExponentialPotential:
**
ExponentialPotential: The franchise flirted flirts with it for a few years. from time to time. The Heisei Riders are often {{Swiss Army Hero}}es with MultiformBalance, but ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' and some shows give them more forms than they know what to do with.
** Decade
could {{Power Copy|ing}} and take on ''any'' of their the previous Riders' (non-MidSeasonUpgrade) forms, plus his own SuperMode.
** ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'' Double could mix-and-match his powers, two slots by three options each, for nine forms plus some {{Super Mode}}s.
** ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' OOO had ''three'' slots by ''five'' options each for '''125''' forms, before his own SuperMode and additional promotional powersets.
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' ''Fourze'' dialed this back by giving him a large ''arsenal'' - 40 weapons to choose from - but not anything combinable. Fourze could still qualify, if you consider that his belt has four slots (each representing one of his limbs), each possessing ten options, meaning he has just shy of '''''10,000''''' combinations[[note]]There's a single matched pair that throws off the count slightly[[/note]], and his His SuperMode can could also [[AllYourPowersCombined combine the traits of two weapons]], such as [[MacrossMissileMassacre Launcher]] plus [[KillItWithIce Freeze]] producing a freeze missile launcher.launcher.
** Ghost had ten alternate forms of his own, could borrow five others from Specter and Necrom (though he didn't actually do so), and got a number of additional ones in tie-ins.
** Build uses Double's mix-and-match system, but has several more options - at least ten in each slot as opposed to Double's three; putting his combinations in the hundreds.



%% * {{Homage}}



** The [=DenLiner=] in ''Den-O'' can assume this role too, especially when [[spoiler:combined with the [=KingLiner=].]] The former is a train, and the latter? A train ''station''. And in ''Film/HeiseiRiderVsShowaRiderKamenRiderWarsFeaturingSuperSentai'', it combines with a ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' CombiningMecha.

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** The [=DenLiner=] in ''Den-O'' can assume this role too, especially when [[spoiler:combined with the [=KingLiner=].]] The former is a train, and the latter? A train ''station''. And in ''Film/HeiseiRiderVsShowaRiderKamenRiderWarsFeaturingSuperSentai'', ''[[Film/HeiseiRiderVsShowaRiderKamenRiderWarsFeaturingSuperSentai Kamen Rider Taisen]]'', it combines with a ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' CombiningMecha.



* LooseContinuity: Toei takes a flexible approach to inter-season (and with ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' crossovers, inter-series) continuity. Sometimes different ''Rider'' series take place in alternate universes (as in ''Decade''); sometimes they don't. [[MST3KMantra Don't waste too much time thinking about it.]]



%%* MaskPower: Well... Kamen Riders.



* {{Mooks}}: Kamen Rider has a more sporadic relationship with this trope than Super Sentai; it's used in the Showa series except for Black, shows up again during the Heisei series with Kabuto, used in some episodes of W, OOO and Fourze and then used regularly again in Wizard onward.

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* {{Mooks}}: Kamen Rider ''Kamen Rider'' has a more sporadic relationship with this trope than Super Sentai; ''Super Sentai''; it's used in the Showa series except for Black, ''Black'', shows up again during the Heisei series with Kabuto, ''Kabuto'', used in some episodes of W, OOO ''W'', ''OOO'' and Fourze ''Fourze'' and then used regularly again in Wizard ''Wizard'' onward.



* TheMovie:
** Double-featured with the current year's ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' movie in a "summer roadshow" (aka Series/SuperHeroTime: TheMovie (insert year here)).
** Starting with ''Decade'' and ''Double'', have been annual Christmas-time "Movie War" movies as well. And now, ''Super Hero Wars'' films that combine ''Kamen Rider'', ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', ''and other series'' have arrived.

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* TheMovie:
TheMovie: Heisei series have a number of feature film tie-ins. It's grown to the point that there are three a year:
** Double-featured The first is a double-feature with the current year's ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' movie in a "summer roadshow" (aka Series/SuperHeroTime: TheMovie (insert year here)).
** Starting with ''Decade'' and ''Double'', there have been annual Christmas-time "Movie War" movies as well. And now, involving two lead Riders meeting each other.
** ''Fourze'' introduced
''Super Hero Wars'' films that combine ''Kamen Rider'', ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', ''and other series'' have arrived.Rider'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' (and in one case, ''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan'').



* TheMultiverse: It was originally believed by fans that every entry in the franchise after ''Black RX'' was set in alternate time lines with a few movies being confirmed to be in different continuities and shaping the setting of ''Decade''. However, the first episode of ''Fourze'' debunked this notion as V3, Black RX, Kuuga, and W were present in their continuity. This was further cemented in the Gaim-[=ToQger=] crossover.



** Averted with ''[[Series/KamenRiderExAid True Ending,]]'' which takes place a year after ''Ex-Aid's'' final episode.

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** Averted with ''[[Series/KamenRiderExAid ''Ex-Aid: True Ending,]]'' Ending'', which takes place a year after ''Ex-Aid's'' ''Ex-Aid''[='s=] final episode.
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