History YMMV / KamenRiderKuuga

10th Dec '17 9:03:12 AM ACW
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** [[BigBad N-Daguva-Zeba]] is the lord of the Gurongi and the Ur-CM of the Heisei era. An AxCrazy BloodKnight who [[TheSocialDarwinist absolutely despises the lowly and weak]], Daguva doesn’t care about any human or Gurongi lives, and is willing to use any means necessary to make humanity as violent and hateful as he. Upon being reawaked from Kuuga’s sarcophagus, he releases the 200 Gurongi and murders the archaeologists, thereby kicking off the series. After his escape, he restarts the Gegeru and kills 152 of his own kind in Nagano. He then reveals himself to the public by killing [[spoiler:Zu-Gooma-Gu]] for using his armor before resurfacing under the guise of a [[LightIsNotGood white-suited]] [[TeensAreMonsters teenager with an aura]] as he unleashes heavy rain in Japan. After Yusuke Godai (Kamen Rider Kuuga) defeats [[spoiler:Gadoru]], Daguva ambushes Kuuga, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown mercilessly beats him up]], and incinerates numerous people in his wake as he leaves Yusuke behind. [[spoiler:After continuing his systematic genocide, he meets Yusuke in Mount Kuro where they have their final fight. There, Daguva finally dies, [[EvilLaugh laughing to the very end]] hoping that Yusuke would be [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred corrupted by violent hatred]].]]

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** [[BigBad [[AxCrazy N-Daguva-Zeba]] is the [[BigBad lord of the Gurongi Gurongi]] and the Ur-CM of the Heisei era. An AxCrazy A sadistic BloodKnight who [[TheSocialDarwinist absolutely despises the lowly and weak]], Daguva doesn’t care about any human or Gurongi lives, and is willing to use any means necessary to make humanity as violent and hateful as he. Upon being reawaked from Kuuga’s sarcophagus, he releases the 200 Gurongi and murders the archaeologists, thereby kicking off the series. After his escape, he restarts the Gegeru (which involves the Gurongi [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame hunting humans]] as part of a game) and kills 152 of his own kind in Nagano. He then reveals himself to the public by killing [[spoiler:Zu-Gooma-Gu]] for using his armor before resurfacing under the guise of a [[LightIsNotGood white-suited]] [[TeensAreMonsters white-suited teenager with an aura]] as he unleashes heavy rain in Japan. After Yusuke Godai (Kamen Rider Kuuga) defeats [[spoiler:Gadoru]], Daguva ambushes Kuuga, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown mercilessly beats him up]], and incinerates numerous people in his wake as he leaves Yusuke behind. [[spoiler:After After continuing his systematic genocide, genocide and attempting to bring about the "Ultimate Darkness" to turn humans just as violent and twisted as he is,[[spoiler:he meets Yusuke in Mount Kuro where they have their final fight. There, Daguva finally dies, [[EvilLaugh laughing to the very end]] end hoping that Yusuke would be [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred corrupted by violent hatred]].hatred.]]
23rd Oct '17 1:11:55 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: While the Gurongi Tribe is a race of {{Serial Killer}}s of this series, two of them stands among the worst of their kind:

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* CompleteMonster: While the Gurongi Tribe is a race of {{Serial Killer}}s of this series, Killer}}s, two of them stands stand out as among the worst of their kind:
22nd Oct '17 5:10:14 PM n3xus
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* CompleteMonster: While the Gurongi Tribe is a race of {{Serial Kill|er}}ing monsters of this series, two of them stands among the worst of their kind:

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* CompleteMonster: While the Gurongi Tribe is a race of {{Serial Kill|er}}ing monsters Killer}}s of this series, two of them stands among the worst of their kind:
20th Oct '17 8:46:50 AM n3xus
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* CompleteMonster:

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* CompleteMonster: While the Gurongi Tribe is a race of {{Serial Kill|er}}ing monsters of this series, two of them stands among the worst of their kind:
27th Sep '17 11:59:16 AM Mdjj1996
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* InferredHolocaust: Kuuga's Rising Mighty Kick causes a gigantic explosion, which at one point happens in a heavily urban area. [[spoiler:This is the point in which the show begins to show that Kuuga becoming even more powerful isn't a good idea...]] While no one is actually killed in the blast due to Godai informing Ichijo ahead of time that his kick might be too powerful, the property damage leads the police to begin doubting No.4's status as an ally.
** And then subverted: the MPD has always attempted to compensate for Kuuga's DestructiveSavior aspects, and if anything everyone involved begin taking even greater steps to coordinate actions.
17th Sep '17 11:04:16 PM BobRiddle
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** [[spoiler: The ''style'' of the FinalBattle: Everything stylized (and the usual epic action music) goes away and gets replaced with a brutal fistfight that you'd expect from a violent action movie. Both combatants have their TransformationTrinkets destroyed, resulting in the swipes that normal people trying to maim each other would perform]].
1st Aug '17 11:00:16 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** Crosses over with CrowningMomentOfAwesome, Kuuga's battle against the Porcupine Gurongi - it's VERY unnerving to see the normally nice Godai so angry.
5th Jul '17 12:35:29 AM n3xus
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** [[BigBad N-Daguva-Zeba]] is the lord of the Gurongi and the Ur-CM of the Heisei era. An AxCrazy BloodKnight who [[TheSocialDarwinist absolutely despises the lowly and weak]], Daguva doesn’t care about any human or Gurongi lives, and is willing to use any means necessary to make humanity as violent and hateful as he. Upon being reawaked from Kuuga’s sarcophagus, he releases the 200 Gurongi and murders the archaeologists, thereby kicking off the series. After his escape, he restarts the Gegeru and kills 152 of his own kind in Nagano. He then reveals himself to the public by killing [[spoiler:Zu-Gooma-Gu]] for using his armor before resurfacing under the guise of a [[LightIsNotGood white-suited]] [[TeensAreMonsters teenager with an aura]] as he unleashes heavy rain in Japan. After Yusuke Godai (Kamen Rider Kuuga) defeats [[spoiler:Gadoru]], Daguva ambushes Kuuga, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown mercilessly beats him up]], and incinerates numerous people in his wake as he leaves Yusuke behind. [[spoiler:After continuing his systematic genocide, he meets Yusuke in Mount Kuro where they have their final fight. There, Daguva finally dies, [[EvilLaugh laughing to the very end]] hoping that Yusuke would be [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred corrupted by violent hatred]].]]



** [[BigBad N-Daguva-Zeba]] is the lord of the Gurongi and the Ur-CM of the Heisei era. An AxCrazy BloodKnight who [[TheSocialDarwinist absolutely despises the lowly and weak]], Daguva doesn’t care about any human or Gurongi lives, and is willing to use any means necessary to make humanity as violent and hateful as he. Upon being reawaked from Kuuga’s sarcophagus, he releases the 200 Gurongi and murders the archaeologists, thereby kicking off the series. After his escape, he restarts the Gegeru and kills 152 of his own kind in Nagano. He then reveals himself to the public by killing [[spoiler:Zu-Gooma-Gu]] for using his armor before resurfacing under the guise of a [[LightIsNotGood white-suited]] [[TeensAreMonsters teenager with an aura]] as he unleashes heavy rain in Japan. After Yusuke Godai (Kamen Rider Kuuga) defeats [[spoiler:Gadoru]], Daguva ambushes Kuuga, [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown mercilessly beats him up]], and incinerates numerous people in his wake as he leaves Yusuke behind. [[spoiler:After continuing his systematic genocide, he meets Yusuke in Mount Kuro where they have their final fight. There, Daguva finally dies, [[EvilLaugh laughing to the very end]] hoping that Yusuke would be [[StrikeMeDownWithAllOfYourHatred corrupted by violent hatred]].]]
17th Feb '17 3:55:13 PM Delphi
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* {{Narm}}: The Grongi's [[LargeHam over-acting]] in human form practically embodies this.

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* {{Narm}}: The Grongi's [[LargeHam over-acting]] in human form practically embodies this.this, and the goth makeup doesn't help.
7th Jan '17 10:56:59 PM flamemario12
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* DemotedToExtra[=/=]DudeWheresMyRespect: In a meta sense. Kuuga was essentially to Kamen Rider what the Ninth Doctor was to ''Series/DoctorWho'': a character/series that revitalized a franchise that was on its last legs, allowing it to eventually rise to new heights of popularity. If not for Kuuga giving the franchise a shot in the arm, the Heisei Kamen Rider era might never have happened. Yet in later works and crossover series, Kuuga is often a background Rider with little direct impact on the plot. Even in the [[Film/HeiseiRiderVsShowaRiderKamenRiderWarsFeaturingSuperSentai Heisei vs Showa movie]], Faiz and W get sub-plots dedicated to them, while the guy who started the Heisei era gets barely any screen time. The closest thing he's ever gotten to increased screen time is his AlternateUniverse counterpart in ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', though until near the end of the show, he's seldom seen transforming into Kuuga.
** Though this is due to a lot of things:
*** Kuuga's tone in general is a lot more deconstructive then even the later shows would be[[note]]Later shows, especially up to Blade, tended to just stick with one or three things to deconstruct, Kuuga had ''several''[[/note]], including Monsters literally exploding in block wide explosions and Kuuga having no secondary support Riders.
*** Kuuga in general being a GameBreaker.



* GameBreaker: '''Ultimate''' Form. Its '''normal punches and kicks''' are as powerful as Amazing Mighty's Amazing Mighty Kick.
* GenreBlindness: [[NightmareFuel Scary]] as they are, the Grongi are NOT very smart. Despite Kuuga having a near-100% win rate against them, not a single Grongi ever hesitates to fight Kuuga when they run into him. Instead, they just run in and get themselves killed. Every. Single. Time.
** Sometimes [[JustifiedTrope justified]] with Grongi like Zu-Zain-Da (#22, the Rhino grongi) who was arrogant and reckless even by Grongi standards to begin with, but not for all of them.
** Zu-Gooma-Gu (#3, the Bat Grongi) actively ignores his status as the resident ButtMonkey, often demanding Ra-Baruba-De (B1, the Rose-Tattooed Woman) for a chance at the Gegeru, only to be turned down.
*** Gooma later falls into TooDumbToLive territory when he [[spoiler:powers himself up with a piece of Daguva's armor [[FearlessFool and decides to challenge Daguva himself with it]]. It didn't end well]].
** Another explanation is that they're attempting to exploit ItOnlyWorksOnce. The Grongi had to be revived ''specifically as a result'' of having fought a Kuuga in the past, who at least a couple note was a better warrior than the present-day iteration, so they may just think they've got an edge this time around...
* HilariousInHindsight: [[spoiler:It's stated in the finale that the Gouram was intended to disintegrate if Kuuga somehow grew too powerful, yet it doesn't happen even after he gains Ultimate Form. Fast forward to ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'', where he certainly qualifies after gaining an additional ''Rising'' Ultimate Form...]]

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* GameBreaker: '''Ultimate''' Form. Its '''normal punches and kicks''' are as powerful as Amazing Mighty's Amazing Mighty Kick.
* GenreBlindness: [[NightmareFuel Scary]] as they are, the Grongi are NOT very smart. Despite Kuuga having a near-100% win rate against them, not a single Grongi ever hesitates to fight Kuuga when they run into him. Instead, they just run in and get themselves killed. Every. Single. Time.
HilariousInHindsight:
** Sometimes [[JustifiedTrope justified]] with Grongi like Zu-Zain-Da (#22, the Rhino grongi) who was arrogant and reckless even by Grongi standards to begin with, but not for all of them.
** Zu-Gooma-Gu (#3, the Bat Grongi) actively ignores his status as the resident ButtMonkey, often demanding Ra-Baruba-De (B1, the Rose-Tattooed Woman) for a chance at the Gegeru, only to be turned down.
*** Gooma later falls into TooDumbToLive territory when he [[spoiler:powers himself up with a piece of Daguva's armor [[FearlessFool and decides to challenge Daguva himself with it]]. It didn't end well]].
** Another explanation is that they're attempting to exploit ItOnlyWorksOnce. The Grongi had to be revived ''specifically as a result'' of having fought a Kuuga in the past, who at least a couple note was a better warrior than the present-day iteration, so they may just think they've got an edge this time around...
* HilariousInHindsight:
[[spoiler:It's stated in the finale that the Gouram was intended to disintegrate if Kuuga somehow grew too powerful, yet it doesn't happen even after he gains Ultimate Form. Fast forward to ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'', where he certainly qualifies after gaining an additional ''Rising'' Ultimate Form...]]



* MemeticMutation: Kuuga sure is a cool guy.

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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Kuuga sure is a cool guy.



* SpecialEffectFailure: They ''really'' should have stuck to practical effects for the monster explosions. They look like something out of a [=PS1=] game.
** SpecialEffectsEvolution: At the same time, this allowed them to have explosions in locations that would have been suicidally absurd to use practical effects in/on, and made some of the NightmareFuel possible in the first place.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/kamenrider/images/a/a7/Kuuga_Ultimate_Concept_Art.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150122124525 early designs]] for Ultimate Kuuga had a much more regal (and gold) aesthetic. This becomes HilariousInHindsight when [[SerialEscalation Rising]] [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Ultimate]] comes around and is just that.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: They ''really'' should have stuck to practical effects for the monster explosions. They look like something out of a [=PS1=] game.
** SpecialEffectsEvolution:
game. At the same time, this allowed them to have explosions in locations that would have been suicidally absurd to use practical effects in/on, and made some of the NightmareFuel possible in the first place.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/kamenrider/images/a/a7/Kuuga_Ultimate_Concept_Art.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150122124525 early designs]] for Ultimate Kuuga had a much more regal (and gold) aesthetic. This becomes HilariousInHindsight when [[SerialEscalation Rising]] [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Ultimate]] comes around and is just that.
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