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[[folder: Kamen Riders]]

!!Shouichi Tsugami/Kamen Rider Agito
An man who wakes up on a shore, having lost all his memory. Living in a village nearby, he doesn't really care about finding his past until a monster called an Unknown attacks, causing him to transform into Agito. He decides to use his power to protect his new life.

* AllYourPowersCombined: Trinity Form has body of Ground Form, but with arms of Storm Form and Fire Form. He can utilize weapons and powers from all three forms at once.
* AmnesiacHero
* DeadlyUpgrade: In ''A New Transformation'' TV Special, Shouichi has problems controlling the power of Burning Form when he first activates it. Ultimately subverted as he manages to control its power and transform into [[SuperMode Shining Form]].
* ElementalPowers
** DishingOutDirt: Ground Form
** BlowYouAway: Storm Form
** PlayingWithFire: Flame and Burning Forms.
** LightEmUp: Shining Form
* FinishingMove
** Ground Form
*** ''Rider Kick''
*** ''Rider Punch''
** Storm Form: ''Halberd Spin''
** Flame Form: ''Saber Slash''
** Trinity Form: ''Fire Storm Attack''
** Burning Form
*** ''Burning Bomber''
*** ''Burning Rider Punch''
** Shining Form
*** ''Shining Clash''
*** ''Shining Rider Kick''
* TheHero
* HenshinHero
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: He can't remember much save his name [[spoiler:And even that isn't his true name.]]
* [[spoiler:LineOfSightName: He gets the name Shouichi Tsugami from an envelope he held. Turns out said name belonged to the person he was to give it to.]]
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Trinity Form, and later Burning Form.
* MultiformBalance
** JackOfAllStats: Ground Form
** FragileSpeedster: Storm Form
** StoneWall: Flame Form
** LightningBruiser: Trinity Form
** MightyGlacier: Burning Form
** SuperMode: Shining Form
* PungeonMaster: Makes horrible puns about everything. Face palms ensue.
* SupremeChef: He can cook really, really well, and he even plants his own ingredients! Just be prepared to eat a lot of veggies...
* TransformingMecha: His bike, the Machine Tornader, can turn into a hoverboard.
* WeaksauceWeakness: A downplayed version. Want to prevent Agito from using [[SuperMode Shining Form]]? Just fight at night. No more ultimate form...
* WeaponOfChoice
** BareFistedMonk: Ground Form
** BladeOnAStick: Storm Form's Storm Halberd.
** CoolSword: Flame Form's Flame Saber.
** BifurcatedWeapon: Shining Caliber
*** DoubleWeapon: Single Mode, used by Burning Form.
*** DualWielding: Twin Mode, used by Shining Form.

!!Makoto Hikawa/Kamen Rider G3/G3-X
A klutzy-yet-capable cop that becomes the main user of the G3-system. Though having a very bad first encounter with Agito due to him being berserk, he eventually joins forces with him and even Gills in protecting the city. His suit, the G3, was actually based on [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Unidentified Life Form # 4 aka Kuuga himself]] due to receiving data from two different prototypes and being originally created to fight Unidentified Life Forms. Though lagging behind temporarily, he eventually becomes competitive again with the help of a MidSeasonUpgrade in G3-X.
* CoolSword: GS-03 Destroyer. It's a high-frequency vibration blade and works more like a chainsaw in term of usage.
** It's also completely ineffective - G3 never lands a successful hit with it.
* {{Determinator}}: The G3 system can be worn by others, but it keeps coming back to Hikawa because, even when the chips are down or he's up against forces that greatly outnumber or overpower his own, he won't back down.
* {{Deuteragonist}}
* GatlingGood, MoreDakka: GX-05 Cerberus. The most powerful weapon in G3-X's arsenal. Also has a GrenadeLauncher mode that involves attaching the GM-01 Scorpion to it.
* TheGunslinger: Japanese police officers don't have carte blanche to use, let alone carry, sidearms - the fact that Hikawa has a revolver on him at all times (and not no candy-ass snub-nose, either) says something.
* {{Handguns}}: GM-01 Scorpion. Pretty weak, but easy to use, has good rate of fire and can be augmented with the GG-02 "Salamander" GrenadeLauncher attachment.
* HenshinHero: An aversion -- the G3/G3-X suit is manually worn. The process is more complicated than the Try Jackets from ''Series/TokusouExceedraft'', but less so than, say, Film/IronMan (film).
* KnifeNut: GK-06 Unicorn. An electromagnetic knife stored on G3-X's left arm that is approximately half as powerful as the GS-03 Destroyer - and he lands some hits with it too!
* MidSeasonUpgrade: G3-X. It was becoming clear that a suit designed to fight [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Unidentified Life Forms]] wasn't terribly effective against Unknowns.
* PoweredArmor: Muscle enhancement suit with armor on top.
* StoneWall: Partly because the wearer's a regular human, it's clearly shown taking hits that would seriously injure or stun the other Riders. (At one point, it shrugs off ''direct lightning strikes''.)
* SuperPrototype: In the ''A New Transformation'' TV Special, we see G3 Mild, a weaker model of G3 armor intended for mass production. [[spoiler:After the end of the series, the G5 line goes into limited production.]]
* WeakButSkilled: The impression G3 leaves, as it wasn't designed to fight the stronger Unknowns (it's based on [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Unidentified Life Form #04]], which shows in the helmet design).
* WeaponOfChoice: Unlike the other main riders, G3/G3-X is powered armor and so he has a wider variety of weapons. It primarily covers ranged attacks.

!!Ryō Ashihara/Kamen Rider Gills

* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]
** [[spoiler:CameBackStrong]]
* BladeBelowTheShoulder
* BodyHorror: First Rider to invoke it after [[Film/ShinKamenRiderPrologue Shin]]. Being Gills isn't something anyone would chose of their own free will.
* CombatTentacles: Played with. Gills has no control over his wrist tentacles beyond extension or retraction, and uses them only as striking weapons. Play straight as Exceed Gills, who can fully control them and has another set of tentacles from his shoulders as well.
* FinishingMove: ''Gills Heel Claw''/''Exceed Heel Claw'' and ''Gills Hell Stab''.
* GlassCannon: Of a sort - his body is failing and he can actually get beaten even by G3, but glass doesn't walk it off and come back ''angry''.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: In ''Project G4'' movie, [[spoiler: he has an arm cut-off, but it regrows when he transform into Exceed Gills.]]
* SuperMode: Exceed Gills
* [[{{Deuteragonist}} Tritagonist]]

!!Kaoru Kino/Another Agito

* CombatMedic
* DeadlyDoctor[=/=]DrJerk: Before his HeelFaceTurn
* EvilCounterpart: To Agito until [[CurbStompBattle Gills beats him back]] [[BreakTheHaughty into his senses.]]
** Also an {{Expy}} of [[Series/KamenRiderV3 Riderman]].
* FinishingMove: ''Assault Kick''.
* HeelFaceTurn: His delusions of grandeur ultimately motivated him to try and eliminate others who had the Agito Seed and Kamen Rider Agito. It wasn't until his defeat at the hands of Exceed Gills and being saved from drowning that Kino became humbled. From that point on, he would aid the other Riders, even after the Overlord stole his power.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: In episode 46. Dies from the injuries he endured while performing a small surgery on Shouichi in an attempt to remove the quill of Ericius Liquor from his body, though he endured them long enough to join Agito and Gills in a Triple Rider Kick.]]
* MythologyGag: Deliberately resembles the original Double Riders, right down to the lack of weapons. The emphasis placed on his replaced right arm is also similar to Riderman's.
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath: Adds to the allusions to Riderman, except Kino gets KilledOffForReal.]]
* SixthRanger

!!Shiro Mizuki/Kamen Rider G4

* BloodKnight
* {{Determinator}}: He's fully aware of how G4 can kill its operator, that doesn't stop him
* EvilCounterpart: To G3-X.
* {{Handguns}}: GM-01 R4, a modified G3's Scorpion handgun.
* PoweredArmor
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[[folder: Supporting Cast]]

!! Mana Kazaya

* ClingyJealousGirl: Really likes Shouichi, and is jealous of any girl that gets near him.
* HealingHands: She can do this [[spoiler: until she burns out the power resurrecting Ryou from the dead.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Her mother died when she was young and her father was [[spoiler: accidentally killed by Shouichi's psychic sister.]]
* PsychicPowers: Has Extra Sensory Perception, like tracing the memory of an item, or reading a card without looking at it.
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[[folder: The Lords]]

!!Overlord of Darkness

* AntiVillain: His motivation is simply fear that humanity may one day overpower him. [[spoiler:When he realizes that he didn't understand mankind, he decides he needs to give them a chance to proceed and grow.]]
* BigBad
* DarkIsNotEvil: The Overlord of Darkness isn't exactly evil, just afraid humanity will overpower him and trying to wipe out those who could do so. [[spoiler:And in the end decides to let mankind move on.]]
* [[spoiler:GodIsEvil: the Overlord of Darkness is actually the creator of humanity, who sees them as his pets]]
** [[spoiler:GodIsFlawed: However, he still isn't exactly malicious, but had little understanding of his own creation.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelRealization: Realizes in the end his assault on humanity was wrong and he simply doesn't understand his own creations. He chooses to sit back and watch how things go.]]
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: His way of dealing what he perceives as a threat.

!!The Lords
* AllThereInTheManual: The individual names of the Lords are never given onscreen and can be found in supplemental materials. In fact, they're never even referred to as Lords, but rather as The Unknown.
* AnimalMotifs: A standard practice for Kamen Rider monsters.
** BigBadassBirdOfPrey
** EverythingsWorseWithBees: My god.
** EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: With regenerative abilities.
** PantheraAwesome: Not so awesome in this case.
** ScaryScorpions
** StrongAnts
** TurtlePower
* BadassFurry
* CanisLatinicus: The naming pattern for the Lords, save for the El. Each name consists of two Latin words: genus + descriptor. Example: Pantheras Luteus = Leopard/Panther Saffron Yellow. Though, as to be expected, some translations can get blurred.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: They're specifically to target humans blessed with the seed of Agito (those whom have supernatural abilities). Killing normal humans (unless said human had committed murder) is a taboo and the penalty is forced suicide. The Ant Lords somehow bypass this rule.
* MonogenderMonsters: Averted with the inclusion of female Lords.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Some for a week; others fortnight.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: To drive the point home, each Lord has wing-like appendeges sticking out of their backs.
* PaletteSwap: Some Lords are grouped by animal genera; therefore, the costumes are similar. Female Lord costumes avert this.
* PropRecycling: The same lower face mask is used by several Lords.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Bringing out religious references further, a halo appears above them when they summon a weapon or are about to die. They also make prayer hand gestures before killing a victim.
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