These are the characters of the tokusatsu Series/KamenRiderBlade.

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[[folder:Kamen Riders]]
!!Kazuma Kenzaki/Kamen Rider [[color:navy:Blade]] | [-Actor: Takayuki Tsubaki-]

Kenzaki was a man who was orphaned at 11 by a fire. Years later, the organization BOARD scouted him out, making him a candidate for Rider System-02, Blade. He displayed unusually high fusion coefficiency with the Undead involved in the Rider system, and eventually became the partner of Rider System-01's user, Sakuya Tachibana.

As the Battle Fight continues, Blade acquires the Rouse Absorber developed by Kei Karasuma, using it at first to assume Jack Form with the Category Jack of Spades ''Fusion Eagle'', and then [[spoiler: King Form, with the power of ''all 13 Category Spades Undead'' instead of merely the Category King of Spades ''Evolution Caucasus''. This increased King Form's power at the cost of eventually turning Kenzaki himself into a Joker Undead. He uses this in the finale to allow Hajime/the Black Joker to continue living as a human, yet with him as the Navy Joker and to stay away from Hajime.]]

* AllYourPowersCombined: Not only does King Form allow Blade access to all Category Six cards, giving him control of all four elements, it also [[spoiler: uses the power of all thirteen Category Spades Undead.]]
* CoolBike: Blue Spader, which can be enhanced to be even cooler using the Rouze cards to turn it into a bike with an electric field with Category Six ''Thunder Deer'' or go even faster with Category Nine ''Mach Jaguar''.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: [[SuperMode King Form]] [[spoiler: slowly turns Kenzaki into a Joker the more he uses it. He uses this to his "advantage" by overusing it in the finale to save Hajime. Since two Jokers exist, the Battle Fight can continue indefinitely.]]
* ElementalPowers
** ShockAndAwe: Category Six ''Thunder Deer''
** TimeMaster: Category Ten ''Time Scarab''
* FinishingMove
** Ace and Jack Form
*** ''Lightning Blast'': Combines the power of the Category Five ''Kick Locust'' and Category Six ''Thunder Deer'' to execute a lightning-powered flying side kick.
*** ''Lightning Slash'': Combines the power of the Category Two ''Slash Lizard'' and Category Six ''Thunder Deer'' to execute a lightning-powered slash with the Blay Rouzer.
*** ''Lightning Sonic'': Combines the power of the Category Five ''Kick Locust'', Category Six ''Thunder Deer'', and Category Nine ''Mach Jaguar'' to execute a high speed version of Lightning Blast.
** King Form
*** ''Royal Straight Flush'': King Form's most powerful finisher. Combines the Category Ten ''Time Scarab'', Category Jack ''Fusion Eagle'', Category Queen ''Absorb Capricorn'', Category King ''Evolution Caucasus'', and Category Ace ''Change Beetle'' to deliver a deadly strike with the King Rouzer.
*** ''Straight Flush'': Combines the Category Two ''Slash Lizard'', Category Three ''Beat Lion'', Category Four ''Tackle Boar'', Category Five ''Kick Locust'', and Category Six ''Thunder Deer'' to execute a [[DualWielding double sword]] strike with the King Rouzer and Blay Rouzer.
*** ''Four Cards'': Combines all Category Six Cards (''Thunder Deer'', ''Fire Fly'', ''Tornado Hawk'', and ''Blizzard Polar'') with the Category King ''Evolution Caucasus'' to deliver a powerful elemental slash.
* TheHero
* [[HeroesPreferSwords Heroes Prefer Blades]]: The Blay Rouzer and King Rouzer. It's all in the name, after all.
* IneffectualLoner: Before the show. After his parents died, he was cold and antisocial, and didn't have friends. He outright calls Kotaro his first. Over the course of the show, the exact opposite happens, with him reaching out to everyone.
* {{Kiai}}: Kenzaki shouts A LOT. Nearly every attack is punctuated by his screams, and he's become well-known for them by fans.
---> '''Kenzaki''': WHEY!
* LastNameBasis
* MadeOfIron: Category Seven ''Metal Trilobite''
* MeaningfulName: Called "Blade" because he uses Category Spade cards, aka "The Suit Of Swords".
* MessiahCreep
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Jack Form
* {{Motif}}: Hercules Beetle and the Suit of Spades.
* MultiformBalance
** JackOfAllStats: Ace Form
** GlassCannon: Jack Form
** SuperMode: King Form
* PantheraAwesome: Category Three ''Beat Lion'' and Category Nine ''Mach Jaguar''.
* PowerGivesYouWings: Jack Form
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Tachibana's blue, [[{{Irony}} despite their suit's colors]].
* SelectiveMagnetism: Category Eight ''Magnet Buffalo''
* SuperSpeed: Category Nine ''Mach Jaguar''
* SwordPlant: Whenever he executes a FinishingMove in Ace Form, Kenzaki tends to do this. Sometimes he'll even justify this by using the sword as a platform for extra height on his [[DivingKick Rider Kicks]].
* [[TheyCallHimSword They Call Him Blade]]
* WeaponOfChoice: HeroesPreferSwords
** Ace and Jack Form
*** CoolSword: Blay Rouzer
** King Form
*** {{BFS}}: King Rouzer

!! Hajime Aikawa/Kamen Rider '''Chalice''' | [-Actor: Ryoji Morimoto-]

A mysterious photographer living with the Kurihara family, with the ability to become a Kamen Rider. [[spoiler: In reality, the alter ego of the Black Joker Undead, whose victory in the Battle Fight would cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. He uses the Category Ace of Hearts ''Change Mantis'' to assume the form of Kamen Rider Chalice, and the Category Two of Hearts ''Spirit Human'' to assume a human form. The combination of the Mantis Undead's fighting spirit and the Human Undead's compassion helped to control his natural impulses as the Joker. After witnessing a man's death at the hands of one of the Royal Club Undead, he vows to protect the man's family adopting the persona of Hajime Aikawa. After the Caucasus Undead steals most of his cards, including the Category Ace of Hearts ''Change Mantis'', he begins to regress into his Joker form, with Leangle unsealing his cards in an attempt to control him. The Joker continues to rampage, however, until he acquires the Evolution Paradoxa card, allowing him to access Wild Form.]]

[[spoiler: By series end, with all other Undead sealed, he regresses to his true nature as the Black Joker, dooming life on Earth. Eventually Kenzaki takes it upon himself to defeat Hajime, not by sealing him (though this provides the plot of the Missing Ace film), but by becoming a Joker himself, allowing Hajime to resume living as a human with the Kuriharas.]]

* AlienBlood: Green in his case.
* AllYourPowersCombined: The Wild Card combines the powers of all the cards in the Suit of Hearts.
* [[spoiler:AntiAntiChrist: His victory in the Battle Royale will lead to the destruction of all life on Earth, whether he wants to or not.]]
* [[spoiler:BiggerBad: While the other Undead and Hiroshi Tennoji set up the events of the plot, it is the Joker's existence that threatens life on Earth.]]
* CoolBike: The Shadow Chaser, used as a prototype for the BOARD-made bikes.
* DeflectorShields: Category Eight ''Reflect Moth''
* [[spoiler:TheDreaded: Undead flee from him in Joker form.]]
* {{Deuteragonist}}
* ElementalPowers
** BlowYouAway: Category Six ''Tornado Hawk''
** GreenThumb: Category Seven ''Bio Plant''
* [[spoiler: EldritchAbomination: Being the Joker]]
* [[ThreateningShark Everything's Even Worse With Sharks]]: Category Three ''Chop (Hammer)Head''
* {{Flight}}: Category Four ''Float Dragonfly''
* FinishingMove
** Ace Form
*** ''Spinning Wave'': Combines the Category Three ''Chop (Hammer)Head'' and Category Six ''Tornado Hawk'' to execute a wind-based karate chop.
*** ''Spinning Attack'': Combines the Category Five ''Drill Shell'' and Category Six ''Tornado Hawk'' to execute a wind-based corkscrew kick.
*** ''Spinning Dance'': Combines the Category Four ''Float Dragonfly'', Category Five ''Drill Shell'', and Category Six ''Tornado Hawk'' to execute a variation on the Spinning Attack.
** Wild Form
*** ''Wild Cyclone'': An energy wave fired from the Wild Slasher.
* HealingFactor: Category Nine ''Recovery Camel''
* IneffectualLoner: He tries to be cold and antisocial, but the combined influences of the Spirit Card, Amane's attachment and Kenzaki's attempts to reach out to him all make his cold facade crumble.
* MeaningfulName: Called Chalice because he's of the Suit of Cups, and also because the Mantis Undead he's using to assume Rider Form was also called Chalice.
* {{Motif}}: Mantis, Suit of Hearts, [[spoiler:and the Joker]].
* MultiformBalance
** JackOfAllStats: Ace Form
** SuperMode: Wild Form
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:As the Black Joker.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The Chalice Buckle can be used to facilitate this; Hajime normally uses it to transform into his Rider form or his human form, but it can be used to transform into other Category Heart Undead.
* WeaponOfChoice
** Ace Form
*** SwissArmyWeapon: Chalice Arrow, which can serve as a [[TheStraightAndArrowPath bow]], a [[DoubleWeapon two-bladed weapon]] or a [[PowerFist knuckle]], aside from functioning as his Rouzer to access his cards' powers.
** Wild Form
*** BifurcatedWeapon: Wild Slasher, which can used as a bow or be split into [[DualWielding two kama]].
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He seems to be unable to stop himself from destroying all life, but ultimately he's forced to do so. [[TakeAThirdOption Until Kenzaki intervenes...]]
* WildCard: Literally and figuratively. Aside from nobody knowing his motives at the beginning of the series and switching on and off between being a normal hero and an AntiHero, [[spoiler: he's the Joker Undead (which is the card usually called the wild card)]] and his final form is even called ''Wild Form''.

!! Sakuya Tachibana/Kamen Rider [[color:darkred:Garren]] | [-Actor: Kousei Amano-]

Sakuya Tachibana was the second person chosen by BOARD to use the Rider System-01, Garren, after the first user Go Kiryu was determined to be too incompatible. Tachibana fears that continuous use of the system would erode his DNA, which is why he attacked Kei Karasuma, seemingly releasing Undead and betraying BOARD.

[[spoiler: Later, he manages to be manipulated by Isaka/Peacock Undead for the latter's sinister plans, until it is revealed that Isaka killed his girlfriend Sayoko Fukasawa. With this he defeats the Undead and in repentance takes Mutsuki/Leangle under his wing. In the FinalBattle, he fights the Category King of Diamonds Giraffa, until it ends with Garren nowhere to be seen and the Giraffa Undead sealed. But returns in the finale]]

* BatOutOfHell: Category Eight ''Scope Bat''
* {{BFG}}: His SIC-only [[http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs37/f/2008/288/3/f/Garren_King_Form_by_AjDrawer.jpg King]] form wields one.
* CoolBike: Red Rhombus
* DoppelgangerAttack: Category Nine ''Gemini Zebra''
* FinishingMove
** ''Burning Smash'': Combines the Category Five ''Drop Whale'' and the Category Six ''Fire Fly'' to execute a fire-powered drop kick.
** ''Burning Divide'': Combines the Category Five ''Drop Whale'', Category Six ''Fire Fly'', and Category Nine ''Gemini Zebra'' to execute a fire-powered drop kick that produces a clone, granting additional power.
** ''Burning Shot'': Combines the Category Two ''Bullet Armadillo'', Category Four ''Rapid Pecker'', and Category Six ''Fire Fly'' to shower foes with [[MoreDakka multiple]] [[IncendiaryExponent flame]] [[MoreDakka bullets]].
** Two unnamed combos, one combining the Category Six ''Fire Fly'' and Category Three ''Upper Frog'' to deliver a fire-powered uppercut, and one combining the Category Two ''Bullet Armadillo'' and Category Six ''Fire Fly'' for shooting fireballs at the ennemy.
* TheGunslinger: [[OnceAnEpisode Once A Kamen Rider Series.]]
** {{Handguns}}: Garren Rouzer
* ILetGwenStacyDie: Sayoko.
* LastNameBasis
* MeaningfulName: Called Garren (Galleon) because he's of the Suit of Coins.
* {{Motif}}: Stag Beetle and the Suit of Diamonds.
* MultiformBalance
** JackOfAllStats: Ace Form
** GlassCannon: Jack Form [[note]]This also counts as his SuperMode.[[/note]]
* OlderAndWiser
* PlayingWithFire: Category Six ''Fire Fly''
* PowerGivesYouWings: Jack Form
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Kenzaki's red, [[{{Irony}} despite their choice of colors]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After [[spoiler:Isaka kills Sayako]], he goes on one. [[spoiler:He finishes it by taking down the previously undefeatable Peacock Undead.]]

!! Mutsuki Kamijo/Kamen Rider [[color:darkgreen:Leangle]] | [-Actor: Takahiro Houjou-]

Mutsuki is a troubled highschool boy chosen by the evil Spider Undead to become Leangle. Unlike the other two BOARD-based Rider Systems, Leangle has no access to Jack Form, yet can unseal Undead to aid in battle. While his Ace Undead is evil, his Royal Club Undead seem to be kind: Category Jack/Elephant Undead does not wish to fight much ([[CombatPragmatist until he finds out the limits of his enemies' power]], Category Queen/Tiger Undead has a strong sense of justice, and the pacifist Category King/Tarantula Undead aids the Riders in his human persona Noboru Shima.

[[spoiler: With the sacrifices of the Tiger and Tarantula Undeads, Mutsuki is able to overcome the Spider Undead's evil influence. With Garren nowhere to be found after the Giraffa Undead's unsealing, he assists Blade in dealing with the Darkroaches as Blade himself goes and faces Hajime as the Joker.]]

* BladeOnAStick: Leangle Rouzer
* CantCatchUp: While his Ace Form is the most powerful of all Riders, he lacks a SuperMode.
* CoolBike: Green Clover
* ElementalPowers
** AnIcePerson: Category Six ''[[BearsAreBadNews Blizzard Polar]]''
** PoisonousPerson: Category Eight ''[[ScaryScorpions Poison Scorpion]]''
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Category Two ''Stab Bee''
* FinishingMove
** ''Blizzard Crush'': Combines the power of Category Five ''Bite Cobra'' and Category Six ''Blizzard Polar'' to execute an ice-based scissors kick.
** ''Blizzard Gale'': Combines the power of Category Three ''Screw Mole'' and Category Six ''Blizzard Polar'' to execute an ice-based punch.
** ''Blizzard Venom'': Combines the power of Category Four ''Rush Rhinoceros'', Category Six ''Blizzard Polar'', and Category Eight ''Poison Scorpion'' to deliver an icy poisoned strike with the Leangle Rouser.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: In ''Missing Ace'' movie. He tries to move on with his life, and was quite upset when Kenzaki and Kotaro tell him that Undeads might be return.
* {{Motif}}: Spider and the Suit of Clubs.
* LightningBruiser: His Ace Form has the best stats of the four. Comparatively, his SIC-figure-only Jack and King forms are...
* MightyGlacier: Not seen in-show, but the stats and appearance of his SIC-only [[http://insidemytoybox.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/sic-leangle-jack.jpg Jack]] and [[http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t124/UndetectedOne/LeangleKing.jpg King]] forms indicate that it trades speed and agility (Leangle Jack's jump height is listed less than one-fifth of Blade Jack's!) for sheer overwhelming power.
* MeaningfulName: Called Leangle because he's of the Suit of Wands, the clubs.
* PantheraAwesome: Category Queen ''Absorb Tiger''
* SmokeOut: Category Nine ''Smog Squid''
* SmugSnake: While influenced by the Spider Undead.
* SummonMagic: Category Ten ''Remote Tapir''; allows Leangle to unseal an Undead to aid him.
* SwissArmyWeapon: His Garren Rouzer already allows him to access his abilities aside from being a gun, but Jack Form transforms it into a gunblade for melee combat.
* [[TheyCallHimSword They Call Him Leangle]]
* ThisIsADrill: The card combo Category Three ''Screw Mole'' and Category Four ''Rush Rhinoceros'' makes the Leangle Rouzer one.

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[[folder: Allies]]

!! Shiori Hirose | [-Actor: Yumi Egawa-]

One of the few remaining BOARD members after the attack on the organization, she sets up a command post at Kotaro's residence in order to help Kenzaki track down the Undead.

* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Arguably, [[spoiler:after the reveal that her father Yoshito programmed the Trial B Undead to watch her, assuming himself as a disguise]].
* MissionControl: Sort of. Using the Undead Searcher she instructs Kenzaki on where to find Undead once they attack people.

!! Kotaro Shirai | [-Actor: Terunosuke Takezai-]

An aspiring writer with whom Kenzaki moves in after the latter failed to pay his rent. He likes drinking milk.

* NonActionGuy
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He orders milk by the crate.

!! Haruka Kurihara | [-Actor: Kaori Yamaguchi-]

Kotaro's sister and Amane's mother.

!! Amane Kurihara | [-Actor: Hikari Kajiwara-]

A young girl who befriends Hajime, and makes the mysterious man discover how humanity is to be.

* {{Delinquent}}: Became one in the Missing Ace film, since Hajime was sealed by Kenzaki prior to the film.
* MoralityPet: To Hajime.
** ''Missing Ace'' shows the opposite to be true, as well, as explained above.

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[[folder: BOARD]]

The [[RecursiveAcronym Board]] Of Archaeological Research Department developed technology to combat the Undead, making the first two Rider Systems and their support gear. Is destroyed in the first episode after Tachibana's apparent betrayal.

!! Kei Karasuma | [-Actor: Kazuhiro Yamaji-]

A professor who created the Rider Systems 01 (Garren) and 02 (Blade), as well as 03 (Leangle) [[spoiler:under the directions of Isaka the Peacock Undead.]] He entrusted the Rouse Absorbers to Noboru Shima, despite knowing of the latter's nature as an Undead. [[spoiler:He also knows of the secret that Blade's King Form has...]]

!! Yoshito Hirose | [-Actor: Junichi Haruta-]

Shiori's father, who unsealed the Undead, seemingly being killed in the process. Turns up later seemingly alive, only for him to be revealed as [[spoiler: the Trial B Undead, originally programmed by the real Yoshito Hirose to protect his daughter. However, Tennoji reprogrammed him to monitor the Battle Fight, but after sacrificing himself to protect Shiori from Trial G, he remembers his true purpose.]]

* [[spoiler: HalfHumanHybrid: Trial B, like all other Trial Undead.]]

!! Hiroshi Tennoji | [-Actor: Koji Moritsugu-]

[[IncrediblyLamePun Chairman of the BOARD]] organization. [[spoiler: Set up the Battle Fight in his favor, and created the hybrid Undead Category Ace Kerberos, wishing to use it to rule the world. While he manages to create (and eventually fuse) with Kerberos, he is killed by the Giraffa Undead after his defeat at the hands of the Riders.]]

* [[spoiler: AGodAmI: His ultimate goal is to win the Battle Fight and gain the power to reshape the world in his own image.]]
* [[spoiler: BigBad: While not the final villain, everything bad in the series is pretty much his fault.]]
* [[spoiler: EvilIsNotAToy]]
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMonsters: Controls some of the Undead directly and a few of the Trials, but arranged the release of all of them in the first place.]]
* [[spoiler: OneWingedAngel: Merges with the Kerberos Undead in order to be the victor of the Battle Fight.]]
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: He has a complete mental breakdown upon his defeat, ranting about his "new world" and how the two remaining Undead must be sealed so it can happen.]]

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[[folder: Undead]]

Undead are the kaijin of the show. There are 52 [[spoiler:or rather, 53]] Undead each competing in the Battle Fight, with the victor's species gaining dominance over the world. The winner of the previous Battle Fight ten thousand years ago was the Human Undead, resulting in the dominance of humanity.

Most of the "numbered" Undead are only capable of speaking their own language; however, those belonging to the so-called Royal Club can take on human disguise and speak human languages like Japanese. Their motivations are diverse and complex, from one fond of humanity (Tarantula Undead/Noboru Shima) to one with very sinister designs (Spider Undead).

* BewareTheNiceOnes: The Tarantula Undead aka the King of Clubs, is perhaps one of the nicest characters in the series. The biggest example though is the Human Undead, an incredibly kind person who is merely the 2 of Hearts... Yet he was the one who won the last Battle Fight, [[spoiler: even sealing [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulu THE JOKER HIMSELF]]]].
* LethalJokeCharacter: ''Somehow'', the extremely lowly Human Undead was the one that won the previous Battle Fight.
** What makes this even more amazing is [[spoiler:Hajime said the Human Undead ''sealed him'' the last time. Somehow the Human Undead sealed [[BiggerBad the Joker]]!]]
* MythologyGag: Not only is there the Spider Undead, serving as a minor antagonist throughout the series, but the first Undead we see Garren and Blade fight is the Bat Undead. Both are references to the first Series/KamenRider monsters.
* NonLethalKO: Undead are sealed instead of being killed . This is justified, as they literally cannot die. Series/KamenRiderDecade averts this though.
* TheObiWan: Noboru Shima[[spoiler:, AKA Tarantula, the King of Clubs]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Three out of four Undead are female, all of the Category Queen. Except for the Capricorn/Queen of Spades Undead, who is male.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: Giraffa Undead. He kills Tennoji off after deciding to be the last Undead remaining in the Battle Fight, manipulating the Riders to defeat him.]]

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