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-->''"The heavens cry out! The earth cries out! The people cry out! They cry out for me to destroy evil! Listen up, evildoers...I am the warrior of justice, Kamen Rider Stronger!"''

''KamenRiderStronger'' is the fifth KamenRider series.

Former football player Joh Shigeru's friend is captured and killed by the Black Satan group, which looks for athletes in prime physical condition to be changed into "kaijins"--monster humanoids.

Joh himself goes undercover and allows himself to be captured and altered, becoming the Electrict Human Stronger. When he is forced to pledge loyalty to Black Satan's Great Leader, he shows his true colors, calling himself Kamen Rider Stronger and escaping to seek out revenge against Black Satan for killing a friend of his. While escaping from their base, he rescues a woman who had been altered by Black Satan, but not brainwashed, Misaki Yuriko who became Electric Human Tackle, helping Stronger in his battle against the organization Black Satan.

Eventually, Black Satan falls before Stronger, but he ends up faced with the Delza army, composed by inhabitants of an underground kingdom. However, as it turns out, he wasn't the only one facing Delza's forces around the world...

!This series provides examples of:

* AchillesHeel: Jou Shigeru, as Stronger, has electric and magnetic powers, easily beating most "kaijin" of Black Satan easily. However, later in the series, the "Kaizou Majins" (Remodeled demons) from the Delza Army appear, and they're completely immune to Stronger's electric and magnetic attacks in standard conditions, putting Stronger in a great disadvantage.
** In addition, Black Satan's first great commander, Titan, was weak against... water.
** The Kaizou Majin in general seemed to be actually hurt by Stronger's standard electric attacks if they were immersed in water.
* TheAce: Jou Shigeru is pretty much the prototype for [[KamenRiderKabuto Tendou Souji]].
* ActionBomb: [[spoiler:Tackle, poisoned and dying, losing alongside Stronger against the Delza Army troops, chooses to sacrifice herself to kill one of the commanders, Doctor Kate]].
* ArtificialLimbs: Jou has cybernetic arms that he always covers up with black gloves. And with good reason - Stronger can shake peoples' hands without electrocuting them, but Jou ''can't''.
* ActionGirl: Misaki Yuriko/Electro-Wave Human Tackle, obviously.
* BadAss: Jou Shigeru, full stop.
* BlessedWithSuck: The Charge Up form must have all it's energy expended, or else [[PowerIncontinence Stronger will explode]].
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS
* CallingYourAttacks
* ClipShow: The 7 Riders special that aired after the tv show's ending, reuniting the actors of the seven first Riders one last time.
* CoatOverTheShoulder - Jo's trademark.
* ContinuityNod: When [[Series/KamenRider Riders 1 and 2]] show up to help Stronger late in the series, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH-CM2Bgfdg the music from their team-up battle scene]] is the same music from their team-up battle with [[KamenRiderV3 V3]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC6G4EuoSTM&t=4m57s his own series,]] now with added lyrics.
* TheChick: Misaki Yuriko, with the only attack [[spoiler: that she can use and live]] being about as good as a strong shove. Anything worse than three foot soldiers and she winds up tied up. Though at heart, she is more of a hero than Jou himself at times.
* CursedWithAwesome: He's a cyborg with the strength and power to take on all evildoers, but those gloves Jou always wears are ''insulated''. (It's under this trope as it gives Jou a "handy" trick in human form, and he doesn't seem too worried by it.)
** He even ''laughs'' when his new powers are being explained to him and the energy from his perpetually-electrified hands set something on fire without him trying to.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Tackle's final attack Ultra Cyclone.
** Although it is speculative [[spoiler: if she could have survived using it in normal condition]]. It definitely costs her a great amount of energy, similar to V3's Reverse Double Typhoon.
* TheDanza: Jou Shigeru, played by the late Shigeru Araki.
* TheDragAlong: Tachibana Tobei unfortunately seemed to be reduced to this role for most of the series until Jou became less of a {{Jerkass}} after [[spoiler: Tackle's death]].
* ElementalPunch: The Den-Punch, and there's the Den-Kick, Den-Chop... Then he gets his Chou-Denshi (Super Electron[[hottip:*:and before you ask, this was 10 years before ChoudenshiBioman]]) attacks.
* EnemyCivilWar: ''Constant.'' First Titan vs. Shadow, then Shadow vs the whole Black Satan organization, then, when he starts his own Delza Army organization, we get ''all the new villains versus each other'' for leadership, which he ''encourages,'' figuring they'd try extra hard to get Stronger while chasing the reward (when in practice, Stronger owes more than one victory to the villain who had him cornered being prevented from striking the final blow by another... much as it was when Shadow would cheat Titan out of victory but not be able to seal it himself.) Then one of 'em decides [[TheStarscream to go after Shadow himself]]...
* FullyAbsorbedFinale: Rider 1, 2, V3 and Riderman participate in Stronger's finale, which ties a certain plot thread left hanging around from their own series. The show's ending segment even includes the first Rider's and V3's openings playing alongside flashbacks of their series.
* HeyItsThatGuy: MachikoSoga does the voice of Dr. Kate.
* HourOfPower: Stronger's Charge Up must expend all the extra energy within one minute, or suffer fatal PhlebotinumOverload. Which is more than enough time, anyway.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: See the top of the page. Almost always spoken by Stronger from higher ground, before leaping down to kick Black Satan ass. Done at least once ''while'' kicking Black Satan ass, in the style of a [[JidaiGeki Jidaigeki]].
* LargeHam: I AM KAMEN RIDER STRONGER!!!
* LighterAndSofter: When cast in comparison to ''KamenRiderAmazon'''s HighPressureBlood and {{Gorn}}, the hammy speeches and over-the-top attitude of ''Stronger'' is a significant refresher.
* TheManBehindTheMan: The Great Leader reveals he was responsible for [[KamenRiderX the Government of Darkness]] and [[KamenRiderAmazon Geddon]].
* NamesToKnowInAnime: Ichirou Mizuki, MitsukoHorie and Masato Shimon all do songs for the series.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: General Shadow wants to defeat Stronger himself and cares little about anything else.
* PhlebotinumRebel: Stronger gets himself rebuilt on purpose to get revenge on Black Satan for the death of a friend.
* PluckyComicRelief: Tachibana Tobei, much to the chagrin of fans.
* ShockAndAwe: His bread and butter.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: The enemies that Stronger faces keep getting more powerful throughout the series. Even an early villain was upgrade to justify his return.
* SuperMode: ''Charge Up'' form.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Tackle kills Doctor Kate, a Kaizou Majin, alongside herself, using her own SuicideAttack.]]
** [[spoiler: Though it is presumed that Tackle could have survived using the Ultra Cyclone, if she wouldn't have been near death already.]]
* VillainSong: "Wahahaha! Terrorizing the Country"
* VillainPedigree: The Delza Army's Kaizou Majin, altered demons, who replace Black Satan's Kikaijins, altered humans, as the standard enemies in the second half of the show.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Jou is in love with Yuriko, and she seems to feel the same, though they never tell each other.
** [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice And they]] [[TearJerker never will.]]]]
* WomenInRefrigerators:[[spoiler: Tackle is killed late in the series, and her actress dies of cancer in the 80s, turning Tackle's death into HarsherInHindsight. Her being officially considered ''not'' a true Rider but a mere sidekick only adds insult to injury. This is referenced in the ''KamenRiderSpirits'' manga.]]
** More like rectified: [[spoiler:''Spirits'' gives a better explanation for Tackle not being considered a Kamen Rider, saying that Jou and Tachibana felt she had done enough and wanted her to rest in peace as a normal woman, not a warrior.]]
*** [[spoiler: Spirits' take on the issue has its own UnfortunateImplications. In the series, after Tackle's death, when she sacrificed herself in battle to kill a foe that not even Stronger could match, while hiding the fact that she had been fatally poisoned, Shigeru, while leaving her grave, said "Yuriko... no, Tackle.", respecting her as a warrior even if not calling her a Kamen Rider. Meanwhile, in Spírits, Shigeru claims that she's just Yuriko and died as a normal woman.]]
*** [[spoiler: More recently, the KR Decade short films raised the question of Tackle's rider status directly, and Tackle featured prominently in one of the Decade movies. The jury's still out, but there seems to be a swell of support for Tackle being given full Kamen Rider status posthumously. With the creation of KR Kivala, and Decade showing female riders in the Hibiki-verse, there may yet be hope for female Kamen Riders.]]
*** [[spoiler: The change regarding Tackle makes sense in context. Yuriko is shown in all of the flashbacks to have been someone who loved Jou, but could never live a normal life with him because of Black Satan's reconstruction of them. Thus, by acknowledging Yuriko as a woman, Jou is giving her in death the one thing she couldn't have: her old life back. If anything, Jou was just respecting her wish.]]
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-->''"The heavens cry out! The earth cries out! The people cry out! They cry out for me to destroy evil! Listen up, evildoers...I am the warrior of justice, Kamen Rider Stronger!"''

''KamenRiderStronger'' is the fifth KamenRider series.

Former football player Joh Shigeru's friend is captured and killed by the Black Satan group, which looks for athletes in prime physical condition to be changed into "kaijins"--monster humanoids.

Joh himself goes undercover and allows himself to be captured and altered, becoming the Electrict Human Stronger. When he is forced to pledge loyalty to Black Satan's Great Leader, he shows his true colors, calling himself Kamen Rider Stronger and escaping to seek out revenge against Black Satan for killing a friend of his. While escaping from their base, he rescues a woman who had been altered by Black Satan, but not brainwashed, Misaki Yuriko who became Electric Human Tackle, helping Stronger in his battle against the organization Black Satan.

Eventually, Black Satan falls before Stronger, but he ends up faced with the Delza army, composed by inhabitants of an underground kingdom. However, as it turns out, he wasn't the only one facing Delza's forces around the world...

!This series provides examples of:

* AchillesHeel: Jou Shigeru, as Stronger, has electric and magnetic powers, easily beating most "kaijin" of Black Satan easily. However, later in the series, the "Kaizou Majins" (Remodeled demons) from the Delza Army appear, and they're completely immune to Stronger's electric and magnetic attacks in standard conditions, putting Stronger in a great disadvantage.
** In addition, Black Satan's first great commander, Titan, was weak against... water.
** The Kaizou Majin in general seemed to be actually hurt by Stronger's standard electric attacks if they were immersed in water.
* TheAce: Jou Shigeru is pretty much the prototype for [[KamenRiderKabuto Tendou Souji]].
* ActionBomb: [[spoiler:Tackle, poisoned and dying, losing alongside Stronger against the Delza Army troops, chooses to sacrifice herself to kill one of the commanders, Doctor Kate]].
* ArtificialLimbs: Jou has cybernetic arms that he always covers up with black gloves. And with good reason - Stronger can shake peoples' hands without electrocuting them, but Jou ''can't''.
* ActionGirl: Misaki Yuriko/Electro-Wave Human Tackle, obviously.
* BadAss: Jou Shigeru, full stop.
* BlessedWithSuck: The Charge Up form must have all it's energy expended, or else [[PowerIncontinence Stronger will explode]].
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS
* CallingYourAttacks
* ClipShow: The 7 Riders special that aired after the tv show's ending, reuniting the actors of the seven first Riders one last time.
* CoatOverTheShoulder - Jo's trademark.
* ContinuityNod: When [[Series/KamenRider Riders 1 and 2]] show up to help Stronger late in the series, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH-CM2Bgfdg the music from their team-up battle scene]] is the same music from their team-up battle with [[KamenRiderV3 V3]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC6G4EuoSTM&t=4m57s his own series,]] now with added lyrics.
* TheChick: Misaki Yuriko, with the only attack [[spoiler: that she can use and live]] being about as good as a strong shove. Anything worse than three foot soldiers and she winds up tied up. Though at heart, she is more of a hero than Jou himself at times.
* CursedWithAwesome: He's a cyborg with the strength and power to take on all evildoers, but those gloves Jou always wears are ''insulated''. (It's under this trope as it gives Jou a "handy" trick in human form, and he doesn't seem too worried by it.)
** He even ''laughs'' when his new powers are being explained to him and the energy from his perpetually-electrified hands set something on fire without him trying to.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Tackle's final attack Ultra Cyclone.
** Although it is speculative [[spoiler: if she could have survived using it in normal condition]]. It definitely costs her a great amount of energy, similar to V3's Reverse Double Typhoon.
* TheDanza: Jou Shigeru, played by the late Shigeru Araki.
* TheDragAlong: Tachibana Tobei unfortunately seemed to be reduced to this role for most of the series until Jou became less of a {{Jerkass}} after [[spoiler: Tackle's death]].
* ElementalPunch: The Den-Punch, and there's the Den-Kick, Den-Chop... Then he gets his Chou-Denshi (Super Electron[[hottip:*:and before you ask, this was 10 years before ChoudenshiBioman]]) attacks.
* EnemyCivilWar: ''Constant.'' First Titan vs. Shadow, then Shadow vs the whole Black Satan organization, then, when he starts his own Delza Army organization, we get ''all the new villains versus each other'' for leadership, which he ''encourages,'' figuring they'd try extra hard to get Stronger while chasing the reward (when in practice, Stronger owes more than one victory to the villain who had him cornered being prevented from striking the final blow by another... much as it was when Shadow would cheat Titan out of victory but not be able to seal it himself.) Then one of 'em decides [[TheStarscream to go after Shadow himself]]...
* FullyAbsorbedFinale: Rider 1, 2, V3 and Riderman participate in Stronger's finale, which ties a certain plot thread left hanging around from their own series. The show's ending segment even includes the first Rider's and V3's openings playing alongside flashbacks of their series.
* HeyItsThatGuy: MachikoSoga does the voice of Dr. Kate.
* HourOfPower: Stronger's Charge Up must expend all the extra energy within one minute, or suffer fatal PhlebotinumOverload. Which is more than enough time, anyway.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: See the top of the page. Almost always spoken by Stronger from higher ground, before leaping down to kick Black Satan ass. Done at least once ''while'' kicking Black Satan ass, in the style of a [[JidaiGeki Jidaigeki]].
* LargeHam: I AM KAMEN RIDER STRONGER!!!
* LighterAndSofter: When cast in comparison to ''KamenRiderAmazon'''s HighPressureBlood and {{Gorn}}, the hammy speeches and over-the-top attitude of ''Stronger'' is a significant refresher.
* TheManBehindTheMan: The Great Leader reveals he was responsible for [[KamenRiderX the Government of Darkness]] and [[KamenRiderAmazon Geddon]].
* NamesToKnowInAnime: Ichirou Mizuki, MitsukoHorie and Masato Shimon all do songs for the series.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: General Shadow wants to defeat Stronger himself and cares little about anything else.
* PhlebotinumRebel: Stronger gets himself rebuilt on purpose to get revenge on Black Satan for the death of a friend.
* PluckyComicRelief: Tachibana Tobei, much to the chagrin of fans.
* ShockAndAwe: His bread and butter.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: The enemies that Stronger faces keep getting more powerful throughout the series. Even an early villain was upgrade to justify his return.
* SuperMode: ''Charge Up'' form.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Tackle kills Doctor Kate, a Kaizou Majin, alongside herself, using her own SuicideAttack.]]
** [[spoiler: Though it is presumed that Tackle could have survived using the Ultra Cyclone, if she wouldn't have been near death already.]]
* VillainSong: "Wahahaha! Terrorizing the Country"
* VillainPedigree: The Delza Army's Kaizou Majin, altered demons, who replace Black Satan's Kikaijins, altered humans, as the standard enemies in the second half of the show.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Jou is in love with Yuriko, and she seems to feel the same, though they never tell each other.
** [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice And they]] [[TearJerker never will.]]]]
* WomenInRefrigerators:[[spoiler: Tackle is killed late in the series, and her actress dies of cancer in the 80s, turning Tackle's death into HarsherInHindsight. Her being officially considered ''not'' a true Rider but a mere sidekick only adds insult to injury. This is referenced in the ''KamenRiderSpirits'' manga.]]
** More like rectified: [[spoiler:''Spirits'' gives a better explanation for Tackle not being considered a Kamen Rider, saying that Jou and Tachibana felt she had done enough and wanted her to rest in peace as a normal woman, not a warrior.]]
*** [[spoiler: Spirits' take on the issue has its own UnfortunateImplications. In the series, after Tackle's death, when she sacrificed herself in battle to kill a foe that not even Stronger could match, while hiding the fact that she had been fatally poisoned, Shigeru, while leaving her grave, said "Yuriko... no, Tackle.", respecting her as a warrior even if not calling her a Kamen Rider. Meanwhile, in Spírits, Shigeru claims that she's just Yuriko and died as a normal woman.]]
*** [[spoiler: More recently, the KR Decade short films raised the question of Tackle's rider status directly, and Tackle featured prominently in one of the Decade movies. The jury's still out, but there seems to be a swell of support for Tackle being given full Kamen Rider status posthumously. With the creation of KR Kivala, and Decade showing female riders in the Hibiki-verse, there may yet be hope for female Kamen Riders.]]
*** [[spoiler: The change regarding Tackle makes sense in context. Yuriko is shown in all of the flashbacks to have been someone who loved Jou, but could never live a normal life with him because of Black Satan's reconstruction of them. Thus, by acknowledging Yuriko as a woman, Jou is giving her in death the one thing she couldn't have: her old life back. If anything, Jou was just respecting her wish.]]
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21st May '13 8:42:23 PM EcliptorCalrissian
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* TheChick: Misaki Yuriko, though she is more of a hero than Jou himself at times.

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* TheChick: Misaki Yuriko, though with the only attack [[spoiler: that she can use and live]] being about as good as a strong shove. Anything worse than three foot soldiers and she winds up tied up. Though at heart, she is more of a hero than Jou himself at times.



**He even ''laughs'' when his new powers are being explained to him and the energy from his perpetually-electrified hands set something on fire without him trying to.



*EnemyCivilWar: ''Constant.'' First Titan vs. Shadow, then Shadow vs the whole Black Satan organization, then, when he starts his own Delza Army organization, we get ''all the new villains versus each other'' for leadership, which he ''encourages,'' figuring they'd try extra hard to get Stronger while chasing the reward (when in practice, Stronger owes more than one victory to the villain who had him cornered being prevented from striking the final blow by another... much as it was when Shadow would cheat Titan out of victory but not be able to seal it himself.) Then one of 'em decides [[TheStarscream to go after Shadow himself]]...



* HourOfPower: Stronger's Charge Up must expend all the extra energy within one minute. Which is more than enough time, anyway.

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* HourOfPower: Stronger's Charge Up must expend all the extra energy within one minute.minute, or suffer fatal PhlebotinumOverload. Which is more than enough time, anyway.



* VillainPedigree: The Delza Army's Kaizou Majin, altered demons, who replace Black Satan's Kaijins, altered humans, as the standard enemies in the second half of the show.

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* VillainPedigree: The Delza Army's Kaizou Majin, altered demons, who replace Black Satan's Kaijins, Kikaijins, altered humans, as the standard enemies in the second half of the show.
16th Jul '12 1:27:18 AM Estvyk
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* ContinuityNod: When [[Series/KamenRider Riders 1 and 2]] show up to help Stronger late in the series, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH-CM2Bgfdg the music from their team-up battle scene]] is the same music from their team-up battle with [[KamenRiderV3 V3]] in his own series, now with added lyrics.

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* ContinuityNod: When [[Series/KamenRider Riders 1 and 2]] show up to help Stronger late in the series, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH-CM2Bgfdg the music from their team-up battle scene]] is the same music from their team-up battle with [[KamenRiderV3 V3]] in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC6G4EuoSTM&t=4m57s his own series, series,]] now with added lyrics.
15th May '12 1:28:28 AM Estvyk
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* ContinuityNod: When [[Series/KamenRider Riders 1 and 2]] show up to help Stronger late in the series, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH-CM2Bgfdg the music from their team-up battle scene]] is the same music from their team-up battle with [[KamenRiderV3 V3]] in his own series, now with added lyrics.
19th Apr '12 12:41:12 PM NeoLightning
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* InTheNameOfTheMoon: See the top of the page. Almost always spoken by Stronger from higher ground, before leaping down to kick Black Satan ass. Done at least once ''while'' kicking Black Satan ass, in the style of a [[JidaiGeki Jidaigeki]].



* InTheNameOfTheMoon: See the top of the page. Almost always spoken by Stronger from higher ground, before leaping down to kick Black Satan ass. Done at least once ''while'' kicking Black Satan ass, in the style of a [[JidaiGeki Jidaigeki]].
16th Apr '12 8:14:00 PM ChrisX
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* TheDanza: Jou Shigeru, played by Shigeru Araki.

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* TheDanza: Jou Shigeru, played by the late Shigeru Araki.
26th Nov '11 11:55:56 AM CCharmanderK
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* LighterAndSofter: When cast in comparison to ''KamenRiderAmazon'''s HighPressureBlood and {{Gorn}}, ''Stronger'''s hammy speeches and over-the-top attitude is a significant refresher.

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* LighterAndSofter: When cast in comparison to ''KamenRiderAmazon'''s HighPressureBlood and {{Gorn}}, ''Stronger'''s the hammy speeches and over-the-top attitude of ''Stronger'' is a significant refresher.
26th Nov '11 11:55:14 AM CCharmanderK
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* LighterAndSofter: When cast in comparison to ''KamenRiderAmazon'''s HighPressureBlood and {{Gorn}}, ''Stronger'''s hammy speeches and over-the-top attitude is a significant refresher.
7th Nov '11 10:20:51 PM CobaltHyperMax
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* LargeHam: I AM KAMEN RIDER STRONGER!!!
29th Oct '11 5:59:53 PM PowerRider
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'''KamenRiderStronger''' was the fifth ''KamenRider'' series from Shotaro Ishinomori.

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'''KamenRiderStronger''' was ''KamenRiderStronger'' is the fifth ''KamenRider'' series from Shotaro Ishinomori.KamenRider series.



* FullyAbsorbedFinale: Kamen Rider 1, 2, V3 and Riderman participate in Stronger's finale, which ties a certain plot thread left hanging around from their own series. The show's ending segment even includes the first Rider's and V3's openings playing alongside flashbacks of their series.

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* FullyAbsorbedFinale: Kamen Rider 1, 2, V3 and Riderman participate in Stronger's finale, which ties a certain plot thread left hanging around from their own series. The show's ending segment even includes the first Rider's and V3's openings playing alongside flashbacks of their series.
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