[[folder: 2008]]

!!Wataru Kurenai/Kamen Rider [[color:red:K]][[color:blue:i]][[color:green:v]][[color:purple:a]]
-->Live actor: Koji Seto
-->Suit actor: Seiji Takaiwa

A shy violinist who fights Fangires as Kamen Rider Kiva.

* AllYourPowersCombined: [[color:purple:Do]][[color:blue:Ga]][[color:green:Ba]][[color:red:Ki]] Form. The ''Hyper Battle DVD'' takes this UpToEleven with [[color:purple:Do]][[color:blue:Ga]][[color:green:Ba]][[color:red:Ki]] [[color:goldenrod:Emperor]] Form.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Taiga's Veronica for Mio's Archie.
* CulturedBadass: He'll kick your ass, then go back to playing his violin.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* TheDreaded: Nago, Shima and Megumi speak of Kiva as a terrifying, mysterious spectre who preys on humanity, when he is in fact a meek shut-in whose hobbies include taking baths and collecting bizarre smelly items for the purpose of making violins. It helps that Wataru basically never speaks as Kiva, leading to his reputation as a silent killer as opposed to TheQuietOne.
* ElementalPowers
** PlayingWithFire: [[color:blue:Garulu]] Form
** MakingASplash: [[color:green:Basshaa]] Form
** ShockAndAwe: [[color:purple:Dogga]] Form
* ExtremeDoormat: Wataru's often subscribed to magazines he doesn't want and buys things that he doesn't need because he doesn't like refusing others. Of course, CharacterDevelopment has helped him for the better.
* FinishingMove
** [[color:red:Kiva]] Form: (Rider Kick) ''[[DiveKick Darkness Moon Break]]''
** [[color:blue:Garulu]] Form: (Rider Slash) ''[[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Garulu Howling Slash]]''
** [[color:green:Basshaa]] Form: (Rider Shooting) ''[[KillItWithWater Basshaa Aqua]] [[LiterallyShatteredLives Tornado]]''
** [[color:purple:Dogga]] Form: (Rider Thrust) ''Dogga Thunder Slap''
** [[color:purple:Do]][[color:blue:Ga]][[color:green:Ba]][[color:red:Ki]] Form: (Rider Kick) A stronger version of the ''Darkness Moon Break''.
** [[color:goldenrod:Emperor]] Form
*** (Rider Kick) ''Emperor Moon Break''
*** (Rider Slash) ''Emperor Howling Slash''
*** (Rider Shooting) ''Emperor Aqua Tornado'' (While never shown in series, it was shown in ''Kamen Rider: Battride War'')
*** (Rider Thrust) ''Emperor Thunder Slap''
*** (Rider Slash) ''Final Zanvat Slash''
** [[color:crimson:Flight Style]]: ''Bloody Strike''
** [[color:purple:Do]][[color:blue:Ga]][[color:green:Ba]][[color:red:Ki]] [[color:goldenrod:Emperor]] Form: (Rider Kick) ''[=DoGaBaKi=] Emperor Break''
* FuroScene: [[ParentService Wataru has a scene in a bath]] basically OnceAnEpisode.
* TheHero
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid: {{Dhampyr}}-like; Wataru himself didn't know until #36. Though it should be noted that unlike most Dhampyrs in fiction, his ''mother'' is the vampire parent.]]
** [[spoiler:HybridPower: His Fangire side allows him to become Kiva and his human side prevents him from feeling the urge to drain human life energy. However, the fact that he is only half-Fangire also prevents him from being able to utilize the full power of Kiva. This is illustrated by the chains binding his Rider form. Furthermore, his human blood keeps his Fangire side in line; if let loose, Wataru becomes more or less an animal as shown in #39 and #40.]]
* HeroicBSOD
* {{Hikikomori}}: Bat pun aside, this is Wataru at the beginning of the series. He improves, [[spoiler: then regresses after the death of a loved one, only to come back stronger.]]
* [[spoiler:[[HerHeartWillGoOn His Heart Will Go On]]: Mio encourages Wataru to live on after her death, and, as indicated by the epilogue, in the future, Wataru has a son with an unknown woman.]]
* [[spoiler:HunterOfHisOwnKind: A half-Fangire, half-human who fights full-blooded Fangires.]]
* MidSeasonUpgrade: [=DoGaBaKi=] Form
* MultiformBalance
** JackOfAllStats: Kiva Form
** GlassCannon: Garulu Form
** SquishyWizard: Basshaa Form
** MightyGlacier: Dogga Form
** HourOfPower: Dogabaki Form
** SuperMode: Emperor Form
* ShrinkingViolet: He eventually grows out of it.
* TheSouthpaw: In Garulu Form.
* TalkingWithSigns: Wataru initially communicates with a notebook full of pre-written responses. At one point Megumi asks something like "You can't have a response for everything in there!" When Wataru starts actually looking for a response, she takes it away from him.
* TookALevelInBadass: Besides the standard NextTierPowerUp, he goes from a shut-in who thinks he's "allergic to the world" to a professional monster killer, and then [[spoiler: takes it one step further by declaring himself the new Fangire King near the end]].
* WeaponOfChoice: [[CoolSword Garulu Saber]] in Garulu Form, [[CoolGuns Basshaa Magnum]] in Basshaa Form, and [[DropTheHammer Dogga Hammer]] in Dogga Form.
** [[spoiler:Later obtains the Zanvat Sword for use with Emperor Form.]]
* VampireHunter: Basically what Kiva does as a Kamen Rider.

!!Kivat-bat the 3rd
--> Voice actor: Creator/TomokazuSugita

Wataru's partner, of the Kivat race.

* DeadpanSnarker: Kivat is one snarky fellow.
* MagicMusic: Uses "fuestles" to summon Wataru's form-change weapons.
* OlderSidekick
* TransformationTrinket: His race is built for it, after all.

!!Megumi Aso
--> Live actor: Nana Yanagisawa

* BigEater: Even if she's a model...
* FauxActionGirl: Usually gets one-upped by Fangires to become the DistressedDamsel for Kiva or Ixa to save. She ''does'' have a moment where she TookALevelInBadass and upgrades to an ActionGirl after the Rook arc.
* InformedAttractiveness: Megumi's a model and [[StalkerWithACrush has been stalked]] by not one, but ''two'' Fangires, both of whom find her attractive, but she's just as good-looking as the rest of the cast on the show.
* OfficialCouple: With [[spoiler:Nago]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She loves fish. She even first meets Wataru when [[ItMakesSenseInContext the latter tries to take a fish bone from her plate]].
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Like Yuri, she doesn't seem to like dogs very much.

!!Shizuka Nomura
--> Live actor: Rina Koike

* TheAtoner: When Shizuka feels bad about causing a rift between Wataru and Mio, she tries her best to get them to make up.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Shizuka turns into a GreenEyedMonster around Wataru and Mio.
* HiddenDepths: She might not look like it, but she's good at drumming.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Only learns that Wataru is Kiva in the final episode, though she does know about Kivat, and even ''Tatsulot after he joins up.''
* NoblewomansLaugh
* ParentalSubstitute: Shizuka considers herself to be Wataru's "mommy."
* {{Yandere}}: Sort of.

!!Keisuke Nago
--> Live actor: Keisuke Kato

The main user of the IXA system in 2008.

* BerserkButton: Anything involving the denial of the buttons, and he doesn't really like music.
* BountyHunter
* CatchPhrase: "Fangire, return that life to God!"
* GoodIsNotNice: He's one of the good guys, but has a very rude personality early on.
** Nago being at his worst is how he killed his own father. He was a police chief who committed procedural errors that got a criminal acquitted, errors that Nago himself exposed to the media with no pity, no less, and [[DrivenToSuicide drove him to commit suicide out of shame]].
* HeroicBSOD: When Kiva beats him the first time. It takes a Fangire regarding him as NotWorthKilling to send him over the edge.
* {{Jerkass}}: ''Oh boy, is he ever!'' It takes Nago finding out Wataru is Kiva to become more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* KnightTemplar: At first.
* NeverMyFault
* OfficialCouple: With [[spoiler:Megumi]].
* TheRival: To Kiva, at first. It gets a bit annoying when he's rather friendly to Wataru but initially antagonistic to Kiva.
* SeriousBusiness: To the extent that he'll memorize everyone's orders during the group date in #21, just because.
* TheStoic: Becoming TheComicallySerious on occasion.
* VampireHunter

!!Kengo Eritate
--> Live actor: Kouhei Kumai

* [[spoiler:CareerEndingInjury: When Kengo temporarily joins the Blue Sky Organization, a Fangire injures his arm severely to the point where he can no longer play the guitar and has to end his dreams of being a rock star.]]
* JumpedAtTheCall: Kengo gets the opportunity to join the Blue Sky Organization when Megumi is arrested.
* ImportantHaircut: [[spoiler:When Kengo comes back to the show as a {{Jerkass}}]].
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: [[spoiler:Except... he really isn't.]]
* TheRockStar: He wants to be one of these.
* ShipperOnDeck: He's the first to notice Megumi and Nago's "amazing coordination" and "spirit of rock" in #19.
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInJerkass: Following his Fangire encounter.]]

!!Mio Suzuki[[spoiler:/Pearlshell Fangire II]]
--> Live actor: Yuria Haga

* ApologisesALot
* BettyAndVeronica: The Archie for Wataru's Betty and Taiga's Veronica.
* CuteClumsyGirl
* ExtremeDoormat
* [[spoiler:PaletteSwap]]
* ShrinkingViolet
* YourCheatingHeart: She likes Wataru even though [[spoiler:she's engaged to Taiga.]]

--> Voice actor: AkiraIshida

* {{Catchphrase}}: "Tension ''fortissimo!''"
* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* TransformationTrinket[=/=]UpgradeArtifact: For Emperor Form.

!!Taiga Nobori/Kamen Rider Saga
--> Live actor: Shouma Yamamoto
--> Suit actor: Eitoku

* [[spoiler:BarrierWarrior: Pulls this on the '86 King ''as an infant.'']]
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Wataru's Betty for Mio's Archie.
* BlackSpeech: His partner, Sagarc, is only able to speak a long forgotten Fangire language, with the exception of the words "Henshin" and "Wake Up".
* [[spoiler:[[TheEvilPrince The Evil Fangire Prince]]: At first, it seems like this trope is played straight - he's the son of the previous Fangire King and the first Fangire Queen, he's in line for the throne, and he's set up as a villain. However, the "evil" part is first downplayed (he's more of an anti-villain than an outright BigBad), and eventually it's outright subverted, since he decides to work towards co-existence between humans and Fangires near the end of the series.]]
* FinishingMove: ''Snaking Death Break''
* IJustWantToBeLoved
* [[spoiler:LongLostRelative: To Wataru - they were friends as children but had no idea they were brothers.]]
* [[spoiler:Patricide: Teams up with Wataru to kill his father, King/The Bat Fangire. Unlike most examples, there is no MyGodWhatHaveIDone, mainly because King is a total bastard]].
* TransformationTrinket: Sagarc
* RoyalRapier[=/=]WhipSword: Jacorder


[[folder: 1986]]

!!Otoya Kurenai
--> Live actor: Kouhei Takeda

Wataru's father, a master violinist whose location is unknown in 2008. He is the main Kamen Rider Ixa in 1986.

* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead]]: In episodes 19 and 20, though he does it by [[spoiler:[[GrandTheftMe taking over]] [[BodyAndHost Wataru's body]]]].
* BettyAndVeronica: Originally the Betty to Jiro's Veronica for Yuri's Archie, ''then'' becomes the Archie for Yuri's Betty and Maya's Veronica.
* [[spoiler:BewareTheSillyOnes]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: His mastery over the violin can ''not'' be denied.
* TheCasanova
* ChivalrousPervert:
* {{Determinator}}: While [[spoiler: transforming into Dark Kiva]] kills humans, Otoya manages to do it [[spoiler: thrice]].
* {{Deuteragonist}}: A rare case in Heisei Kamen Rider where the deuteragonist is not the main secondary Rider.
* {{Expy}}: To [[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Gai Yuki (Black Condor)]]. Both of them are [[TheCasanova womanizers]] in their own right. Except that he's no loner.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: The Mal d'Amour puppy takes a liking to him immediately. Even flowers react to his music... while [[DreadfulMusician Yuri]] just kills ''a whole pool of fish'' with hers.
* ImpossibleThief: One of his more underrated skills. Not just stealing, but even ''planting'' and ''replacing'' things.
* [[spoiler:InterspeciesRomance: With Fangire Queen Maya.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter: By 2008.]]

!!Yuri Aso
--> Live actor: Yu Takahashi

Megumi's mother.

* BettyAndVeronica: Originally the Archie for Otoya's Betty and Jiro's Veronica, then becomes the Betty to Maya's Veronica for Otoya's Archie.
* FauxActionGirl: Gets hit by the DistressBall to become the designated DistressedDamsel quite often.
* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter: By 2008.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Big time.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She doesn't like... puppies.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]: Yuri is dead-set on [[ItsPersonal getting]] {{Revenge}} on Rook because her mother became a victim to one of his murderous time plays.

!!Kivat-bat the 2nd
--> Voice actor: Creator/TomokazuSugita

Kivat's father

* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler: He switches sides from King to Otoya ''mid-fight'' over the way King treated Maya (rather than his ideology in general).]]
* MagicMusic: Where do you think Kivat the 3rd got his power form?
* TransformationTrinket


%%Characters appearing in both 2008 and 1986 that otherwise don't belong under the other folders.
!! Mamoru Shima

* [[spoiler:[[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Shima Was A Fangire]] ]]
* DaChief of the Blue Sky group
* SeriousBusiness: His obsession with fitness borders on BunnyEarsLawyer at times.

!! Akira Kido

* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: 'Master', actually.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop
* SeriousBusiness: His coffee.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Shares Shima's fitness obsession and Jiro's love of Onyanko Club.

[[folder: Arms Monsters]]

Survivors of the great Fangire massacre, a Wolfen, a Franken and a Merman must put aside whatever differences they had and band together for survival.

* ColorCodedForYourConvenience
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: As mentioned before, they're all orphans with no higher purpose than revenge. If not for Otoya, they may have become a threat equal to the Fangire.
* LastOfTheirKind
* PowerTrio
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* SealedEvilInACan: By 2008, they've been turned into the weapons-cum-{{Upgrade Artifact}}s we know of today.


The last surviving member of the Wolfen Race. Chronologically also the first user of the IXA system.

* [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Absurdly Sharp Claws]]: Able to cleave ''the soul from the body''.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Otoya's Betty for Yuri's Archie.
* CharacterTic: When transforming, he tends to kneel down and draw a line on the ground with a finger. If he's wearing CoolShades, [[TheGlassesComeOff he'll throw them down too]].
* CoolShades: The only part of his wardrobe that isn't [[MagicPants magic]].
* IfICantHaveYou: Pulls this when Yuri leaves him for Otoya.
* TheMcCoy
* PlayingWithFire
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: Shares Kido's love of coffee [[RealMenWearPink and Onyanko Club]] as well.
* WolfMan: Even his Wolfen form has differently-colored legs to resemble MagicPants.


The last surviving member of the Merman Race.

* CharacterTic: When he transforms, he spins around and does a cheerful pose.
* EnfanteTerrible: He is the most vicious of the Arms Monsters, despite looking like a young boy.
** PsychopathicManchild
* TheKirk
* MakingASplash: Attacks by spitting high-pressure balls of water.
* [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Our Mermen Are Different]]: His Merman form looks more like a sea monster than the usual human/fish hybrid.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Applies to them all, but Ramon stands out for looking about 14. Also lampshaded: when he tells Yuri he's really 105 years old, [[CassandraTruth she doesn't believe him]].
* SailorFuku: Wears the male version.
* VerbalTic: Repeating words twice, particularly "Hey, hey."[[note]]''Ne, ne''[[/note]].


The last surviving member of the Franken Race.

* BattleButler: He has the suit for it, but in action he's more of TheBrute.
* CharacterTic: When he transforms, he bashes his fists together.
* HulkSpeak
* MeaningfulName: His name contains the character for "power."
* PietaPlagiarism: How he consumes souls.
* RealMenWearPink: Actually a highly competent masseur on the side.
* ShockAndAwe: Just for cosmetic effect, though.
* TheSpock


[[folder: Checkmate Four]]
The most powerful members of the Fangire Race.

!!King/Bat Fangire

The lord of Fangires.

* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: [[CameBackWrong Sort of]].]]
* BigBad
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: When his attempt to kill Maya was turned against him thanks to ''infant Taiga''.]]
* [[spoiler:PredecessorVillain: By 2008.]]

!!Maya/Queen/Pearlshell Fangire [[spoiler:I]]

* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Yuri's Betty for Otoya's Archie.
* [[spoiler:BrokenBird: by '08]]
* DarkChick
* [[spoiler:HighHeelFaceTurn]]
* [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou Mommy had a Good Reason for Abandoning you]]: It's not like she wanted to leave Wataru, but her status as a fugitive due to defecting from the King would make it difficult to raise Wataru, and thus left him so he'd be free of the danger.
* Really700YearsOld: Claims to have known ''Vivaldi'' himself.
* [[spoiler:ScarsAreForever: in '08]]
* TheSmurfettePrinciple

!!Rook/Lion Fangire

* TheBrute
* DramaticIrony: The first time we see him, he's living peacefully with amnesia in the present, with good things happening to him, all while events of the past reveal his true nature.
** And his normal behavior seems to hint at having already taken head injury [[BadassDecay between '86 and the mass monster killings period]].
* MadeOfIron: He ''survives'' all of his self-inflicted punishment - though [[spoiler:one GameBreakingInjury in the past not only caused his amnesia in '08, but comes back to bite him fatally. [[IncrediblyLamePun Made Of Irony]]?]]
* PantheraAwesome
* PsychopathicManchild: Routinely makes up "games" for himself, basically boiling down to "kill a set amount of people sharing a common trait within 12 hours", with absolutely no other concerns than said game. Note also that he is pretty childish while he has amnesia.

!!Bishop/Swallowtail Fangire

* TheDragon
* EvilGenius
* ScaryShinyGlasses


[[folder: Kamen Rider Ixa]]

1986 users: Jiro, Otoya[[spoiler:, Yuri (#31)]]

2008 users: Nago, Kengo[[spoiler:, Megumi (#31)]]

* FinishingMove
** Save Mode: ''Broken Fang''
** Burst Mode: ''Ixa Judgement''
** Rising [=IXA=]: ''Final Rising Blast''
* FlawedPrototype: '86 IXA, which turns into a rare all-season-long ChekhovsGun when [[spoiler:the flaw is exploited to defeat Rook]].
* [[HeadsUpDisplay HUD]]: Revealed in [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Decade]], Ixa has yellow HUD with "[[GratuitousEnglish RETURN IT TO THE LIFE AND THE GOD"]] displayed on top.
* LightIsNotGood: [=IXA's=] stark white appearance does nothing for the fact that we learn early on that Nago is not quite on the level. Heck, Jiro's technically one of the monsters, and [[spoiler:Kengo TookALevelInJerkass before he takes it over. Not to mention that a couple of ''Fangire'' get to jack it.]]
* MultiformBalance:
** StoneWall: Save Mode (1986 IXA's only mode)
** JackOfAllStats: Burst Mode
** SuperMode: Rising IXA
* ThePowerOfTheSun: Whenever Ixa changes from Save to Burst Mode, it releases a burst of heat.
* WeaponOfChoice
** PowerFist: Ixa Knuckle
** SwissArmyWeapon: Ixa Calibur, which doubles as a blaster and a CoolSword.
** {{Handguns}}: Ixariser, leading to GunsAkimbo when used with [=IxaCalibur=].


[[folder: Kamen Rider Dark Kiva]]

1986 users: King[[spoiler:, Otoya]]

2008 users: [[spoiler:Taiga]]

* EvilCounterpart: Inverted. Dark Kiva came first.
* FinishingMove
** ''Darkness Hell Crash''
** ''King's Burst End''
** ''King's World End'' (never shown)
* InstantRunes


[[folder:Movie Exclusive Characters]]


A race of monsters sealed up by a Kiva from long ago before being released in modern times.

* SealedEvilInACan: Were imprisoned by Kiva I.
* TheVirus: Of a sort. People attacked by Legendorgas become one themselves.

!!Takashi Sugimura/Kamen Rider Arc

A prison convict who awakened Arc's spirit.

* BigBad: Of [[TheMovie The Movie]]
* BringMyBrownPants:Wets himself out of fear from seeing the Legendorgas for the first time.
* DemonicPossession: Is possessed by Arc after accidentally awakening him.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Went from being a normal prisoner to ruler of the Legendorgas.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Having Arc's spirit inside him prevented him from looking any different between 1986 and 2008.
* OneWingedAngel: Does this by absorbing the eye on the moon, transforming him into a fiery, winged demon.
* OurGiantsAreDifferent: As Arc, he's ''massive'', over three meters tall. Fitting, given legendary creatures are his race's theme.
* SealedEvilInACan: Arc was sealed inside some ruins in Sugimura's prison before he found it and awakened him.

!!Arc Kivat

* GratuitousEnglish: "Go to hell!"
* RoboticReveal: When Arc goes [[OneWingedAngel One Winged Angel]],his face falls off to reveal circuitry.
* TransformationTrinket

!!Takato Shiramine/Kamen Rider Rey

An agent working for the World Wide Wing Association.

* FinishingMove: Blizzard claw Execution.
* [[spoiler:HalfHumanHybrid]]:[[spoiler:Happens to be a Legendorgas.]]
* [[spoiler:TheDragon]]:[[spoiler:To Arc and the Legendorgas as a whole.]]

!!Rey Kivat

* TransformationTrinket