History Series / KamenRiderAgito

8th Dec '16 12:17:41 PM Xtifr
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'''''Kamen Rider Agito''''' is the 2001-2002 entry in the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise, and second in the Heisei Era.

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'''''Kamen ''Kamen Rider Agito''''' Agito'' is the 2001-2002 entry in the ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise, and second in the Heisei Era.
2nd Dec '16 7:25:39 PM amyjess
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* TransformationTrinket: Gloriously averted - the fact that Agito and Gills have to evolve from humans means that those belt buckles are ''[[BodyHorror growing out of their bodies]]'', while G3, well, has to be bolted into his suit.

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* TransformationTrinket: Gloriously averted - ZigZagged depending on the fact that Agito Rider.
** Played straight with Agito, who uses the Alter Ring to transform. Unlike Riders in later series, though, the Alter Ring is part of him
and Gills have appears when he wills it to; someone else can't just pick it up and use it to evolve from humans means that those belt buckles are ''[[BodyHorror growing out of their bodies]]'', while transform.
** Averted with
G3, well, who isn't a HenshinHero at all: he has to be bolted into manually put on his suit.PoweredArmor piece by piece.
** Averted with Gills, though with a slight teaser: he ''does'' have a belt, called the Meta Factor, but it's not part of his transformation sequence at all.
** Played straight with Another Agito, who uses the Ankh Point to transform. As with Agito, the belt is part of him and can't be given to someone else.
26th Nov '16 9:59:28 AM amyjess
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* TheVoiceless - Agito while transformed, for the first 2/3 of the series or so. When Shouichi senses an Unknown and is sent by pure instinct to fight, he drops what he's doing and runs off without a word, then fights equally wordlessly. More than ten episodes in, he speaks for the first time to say "Hikawa?" when G3's identity is revealed to him, and more than ten episodes later still, his bike transforming into a hoverboard (he didn't know it could do that) evokes a "what?" as suited Agito's ''second'' word. He is more talkative in Rider form near the end of the series, even saying full sentences. There are still entire extended battles fought without a word, though. Considering that a major conflict in the show kept going because of a [[PoorCommunicationKills lack of clear communication]], this became a plot point.

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* TheVoiceless - Agito while transformed, for the first 2/3 of the series or so. When Shouichi senses an Unknown and is sent by pure instinct to fight, he drops what he's doing and runs off without a word, then fights equally wordlessly. More than ten episodes in, In episode 14, he speaks for the first time to say "Hikawa?" "what?" when G3's identity is revealed to him, and more than ten episodes later still, his bike transforming transforms into a hoverboard (he didn't know it could do that) evokes that). The ''next'' time he speaks is in episode 21, when he finds [[spoiler:Aki's]] dead body after a "what?" as suited Agito's ''second'' word.fight: he calls her name multiple times before cursing the Unknown. He is more talkative in Rider form near the end of the series, even saying full sentences. There are still entire extended battles fought without a word, though. Considering that a major conflict in the show kept going because of a [[PoorCommunicationKills lack of clear communication]], this became a plot point.
24th Nov '16 10:33:00 AM amyjess
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* LighterAndSofter: While not to the extent of, oh say ''[[Series/KamenRiderDenO Den-O]]'', in comparison to it's [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga predecessor]], it's [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki successor]], and [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz the next series by the same writer]], it's easily the lightest of the first 4 Heisei shows.

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* LighterAndSofter: While not to the extent of, oh say ''[[Series/KamenRiderDenO Den-O]]'', in comparison to it's [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga predecessor]], it's [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki successor]], and [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz the next series by the same writer]], it's easily the lightest only one of the first 4 four Heisei shows.shows with a significant comedy component. A good many of the scenes with Shouichi and his adopted family are written as scenes from a DomCom, and any interactions between Hikawa and Shouichi quickly turn into a StraightManAndWiseGuy sketch.
17th Nov '16 6:49:57 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* LighterAndSofter: While not to the extent of, oh say ''[[Series/KamenRiderDenO Den-O]]'', in comparison to it's [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga predecessor]], it's [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki successor]], and [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz the next series by the same writer]], it's easily the lightest of the first 4 Heisei shows.
13th Nov '16 3:27:50 PM amyjess
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** GratuitousGreek - The true names of the Overlords.

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** GratuitousGreek - The true names of the Overlords.Overlords, among other examples.


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*** ''Agito'' is always written ΑGITΩ, so it begins with Alpha and ends with Omega. The use of omega in place of O even extends to the Blu-ray box logo, which is spelled "Blu-ray BΩX".
13th Nov '16 3:21:57 PM amyjess
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Two years following the events of ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'', the Metropolitan Police Department's newly-formed Squad Against Unidentified Lifeforms ([[FunWithAcronyms S.A.U.L.]]) commissioned their best technical geniuses to create an effective countermeasure should their city ever be plagued by monsters again. The result was the Generation 3 (G3) PoweredArmor, worn by capable-but-klutzy police officer Makoto Hikawa. In response to these new supernatural threats, codenamed "Unknowns", S.A.U.L. is sent out to protect the city. They find an uphill struggle ahead of them not just against the Unknowns but against those within their own police department who would seek to use the G3 System for their own gain.

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Two years following the events of ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'', the Metropolitan Police Department's newly-formed Squad Against Unidentified Lifeforms ([[FunWithAcronyms S.A.U.L.]]) commissioned their best technical geniuses to create an effective countermeasure should their city ever be plagued by monsters again. The result was the Generation 3 (G3) PoweredArmor, worn by capable-but-klutzy police officer Makoto Hikawa. In response to these new supernatural threats, codenamed "Unknowns", dubbed the "Unknown", S.A.U.L. 's G3 Unit is sent out to protect the city. They find an uphill struggle ahead of them not just against the Unknowns Unknown but against those within their own police department who would seek to use the G3 System for their own gain.



* AltumVidetur - Latin crops up in a few places.
** All the Unknowns except the El have Latin genus and species names. The Latin is surprisingly good (maybe not ''quite'' perfect, but still...). The genus names sometimes come from real genera, while the species names are usually [[MeaningfulName meaningful Latin words]] (and the genus names sometimes also fall under this). The given katakana spellings indicate a surprisingly good knowledge of Latin pronunciation.
** ''Agito'' is Latin for "I set into motion", referencing the show's build-up of overlapping mysteries and his constant evolution.



* GratuitousEnglish - [[spoiler:Yukina Sawaki]]'s letter to Shouichi is finally seen in full in episode 40, and it's written entirely in English using a [[TheBackwardsR faux-Greek font]].

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* GratuitousForeignLanguage - Lots of different languages, mostly those associated with Literature/TheBible.
** AltumVidetur - Latin crops up in a few places.
*** All the Unknowns except the El have Latin genus and species names. The Latin is surprisingly good (maybe not ''quite'' perfect, but still...). The genus names sometimes come from real genera, while the species names are usually [[MeaningfulName meaningful Latin words]] (and the genus names sometimes also fall under this). The given katakana spellings indicate a surprisingly good knowledge of Latin pronunciation.
*** ''Agito'' is Latin for "I set in motion", referencing the constant evolution of those who posses the Seed of Agito.
**
GratuitousEnglish - [[spoiler:Yukina Sawaki]]'s letter to Shouichi is finally seen in full in episode 40, and it's written entirely in English using a [[TheBackwardsR faux-Greek font]].font]] and in a writing style reminiscent of the King James Version of Literature/TheBible. It's also full of spelling and grammatical mistakes.
** GratuitousGreek - The true names of the Overlords.
*** The Overlord of Darkness is named Theos, which is Greek for "God" and the name used for God in the oldest manuscripts of the New Testament.
*** The Overlord of Light is names Promes, presumably short for "Prometheus", the Titan from Myth/ClassicalMythology who gave fire to humans.
** Gratuitous Hebrew - The classes of Unknown have Hebrew names.
*** The regular animal-themed Unknowns are called Malakhs, where ''malakh'' is Hebrew for "angel". The anglicized plural "Malakhs" is seen written, instead of the proper Hebrew ''Malakhim''.
*** The highest-level Unknowns are called Els, where ''El'' is one of the Hebrew words for "God". As above, the plural is seen written as "Els" instead of the grammatically-correct ''Elim'' or ''Elohim''.
11th Nov '16 6:36:24 PM amyjess
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Two years following the [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga incident with the unidentified lifeforms]], the Metropolitan Police Department commissioned their best technical geniuses to create an effective countermeasure should their city ever be plagued by monsters again. The result was the Generation 3 (G3) PoweredArmor, worn by capable-but-klutzy police officer Makoto Hikawa. In response to these new supernatural threats, codenamed "Unknowns", the G3 Unit is sent out to protect the city. They find an uphill struggle ahead of them not just against the Unknowns but against those within their own police department who would seek to use the G3 System for their own gain.

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Two years following the [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga incident with the unidentified lifeforms]], events of ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'', the Metropolitan Police Department Department's newly-formed Squad Against Unidentified Lifeforms ([[FunWithAcronyms S.A.U.L.]]) commissioned their best technical geniuses to create an effective countermeasure should their city ever be plagued by monsters again. The result was the Generation 3 (G3) PoweredArmor, worn by capable-but-klutzy police officer Makoto Hikawa. In response to these new supernatural threats, codenamed "Unknowns", the G3 Unit S.A.U.L. is sent out to protect the city. They find an uphill struggle ahead of them not just against the Unknowns but against those within their own police department who would seek to use the G3 System for their own gain.



* FunWithAcronyms - SAUL, the '''S'''quad '''A'''gainst '''U'''nidentified '''L'''ifeforms, invokes yet more RuleOfSymbolism.

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* FunWithAcronyms - SAUL, S.A.U.L., the '''S'''quad '''A'''gainst '''U'''nidentified '''L'''ifeforms, invokes yet more RuleOfSymbolism.



* {{Homage}}: The G3 System and related department (SAUL) is similar to an older ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' show, ''Series/BlueSWAT'' (right down to the need for a support van), while using arm weaponry not far removed from that of [[Series/KamenRiderV3 Riderman]]. The competing V-1 system goes further, visibly resembling Series/SpaceSheriffGavan and [[PropRecycling using a surviving]] ''Blue SWAT'' prop as its main weapon (the customized Dictator handgun).

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* {{Homage}}: The G3 System and related department (SAUL) (S.A.U.L.) is similar to an older ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' show, ''Series/BlueSWAT'' (right down to the need for a support van), while using arm weaponry not far removed from that of [[Series/KamenRiderV3 Riderman]]. The competing V-1 system goes further, visibly resembling Series/SpaceSheriffGavan and [[PropRecycling using a surviving]] ''Blue SWAT'' prop as its main weapon (the customized Dictator handgun).



** The G3 unit is named the '''S'''quad '''A'''gainst '''U'''nidentified '''L'''ifeforms[[note]]'''S'''quad of '''A'''nti-'''U'''nidentified '''L'''ifeforms in some sources[[/note]], or SAUL for short. In Literature/TheBible, Saul was the first king of a united Israel and Judah.

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** The G3 unit is named the '''S'''quad '''A'''gainst '''U'''nidentified '''L'''ifeforms[[note]]'''S'''quad of '''A'''nti-'''U'''nidentified '''L'''ifeforms in some sources[[/note]], or SAUL S.A.U.L. for short. In Literature/TheBible, Saul was the first king of a united Israel and Judah.
8th Nov '16 5:29:45 AM Psyga315
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** ''Agito'' is Latin for "I set into motion", referencing the show's build-up of overlapping mysteries.

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** ''Agito'' is Latin for "I set into motion", referencing the show's build-up of overlapping mysteries.mysteries and his constant evolution.
7th Nov '16 8:33:46 PM amyjess
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* AltumVidetur - Latin crops up in a few places.
** All the Unknowns except the El have Latin genus and species names. The Latin is surprisingly good (maybe not ''quite'' perfect, but still...). The genus names sometimes come from real genera, while the species names are usually [[MeaningfulName meaningful Latin words]] (and the genus names sometimes also fall under this). The given katakana spellings indicate a surprisingly good knowledge of Latin pronunciation.
** ''Agito'' is Latin for "I set into motion", referencing the show's build-up of overlapping mysteries.



* CanisLatinicus - All the Unknowns except the El have Latin genus and species names. The Latin is surprisingly good (maybe not ''quite'' perfect, but still...). The genus names sometimes come from real genera, while the species names are usually [[MeaningfulName meaningful Latin words]] (and the genus names sometimes also fall under this). The given katakana spellings indicate a surprisingly good knowledge of Latin pronunciation.
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