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[[caption-width-right:344: Kamen Riders 1 through OOO ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and New Den-O]]). ''Almost'' too many to be listed in one caption.[[note]]Starting in the upper-left corner, moving left to right then down: Ryuki, Agito, Kuuga, J, ZO, Shin, RX, Hibiki, Blade, Faiz, Black, ZX, Super-1, Den-O, Kabuto, Sky Rider, Stronger, Amazon, Decade, Kiva, X, Riderman, W, Rider 2, V3, New Den-O, Rider 1, and OOO. That's ''every'' main Kamen Rider from ''every'' television season ''and'' movie (except Kamen Rider G) from ''1971 to 2011''! Post-2011 Riders not pictured: Fourze (2012), Wizard (2013), Gaim (2014).[[/note]]]]

-->''"Won't you believe in him? Even if there is no God or Buddha... there is Kamen Rider."''
--->--'''Taki Kazuya''', ''Manga/KamenRiderSpirits''

''Kamen Rider'' (also known under the English translated title of ''Masked Rider'' in shows prior to ''Kamen Rider Double''[[note]]The switch from ''MASKED RIDER'' to ''KAMEN RIDER'' being a result of ''Kamen Rider Dragon Knight'' keeping the actual Japanese moniker in order to distinguish itself from the earlier ''Saban's Masked Rider''.[[/note]]) is a franchise of {{toku}}satsu series created by ShotaroIshinomori and produced by the Creator/ToeiCompany in 1971, and has since then become one of the milestones in Japanese pop culture, greatly revolutionazing the Japanese superhero and action genre, effectively becoming the figurehead of classical superheroes and the idea of "poetic justice" in Japan.

Kamen Rider famously launched the "Second Monster Boom" or "Henshin Boom", a period in the 70's that saw the birth of many imitating superhero shows (specifically, that of the HenshinHero variety), moving tokusatsu from the film industry to television. The subsequent domino-effect made Kamen Rider's influences in the current Japanese media deep rooting. Shows such as its brother-show ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', {{Devilman}}, [[ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Gatchaman]], and to go even further ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' (and the MagicalGirlWarrior genre as a whole) wouldn't be possible without Kamen Rider, just to name a few.

Often involves motorcycle-riding, insect-themed[[note]](concept partially ditched for the Heisei Riders, in which only a minority is directly insect themed and mainly maintain just the general helmet design reminiscent of insect eyes)[[/note]] superhero who faced tragedy or misfortune and fights against an oppressive and dominating enemy to right the wrong and protect the innocent. Typically has a smaller main cast than (in the west) the relatively more well-known ''Sentai'' (the title of each series refers to a single main Rider instead of ''Super Sentai''[='=]s FiveManBand), but not always. Some series feature huge numbers of Riders, with the most extreme example being ''Kamen Rider Ryuki'' and its 13 Riders (although ''Kamen Rider Hibiki'' has a lot more if you count all the Riders seen briefly, or even just briefly mentioned).

The ''Kamen Rider'' franchise is generally divided into two distinct "eras", using the Japanese names for the time period in which they were made. The '''Showa Era'''[[note]]Named for the last era of Japan[[/note]] consists of:
[[index]]
* ''Series/KamenRider'' (1971-1973)
* ''Series/{{Kamen Rider V3}}'' (1973-1974)
* ''Series/KamenRiderX'' (1974)
* ''Series/KamenRiderAmazon'' (1974-1975)
* ''Series/KamenRiderStronger'' (1975)
* ''Series/KamenRiderSkyrider''[[/index]] (1979-1980; AKA ''New Kamen Rider''; originally called simply ''Kamen Rider'', it was intended as a ContinuityReboot, but the idea was abandoned)[[index]]
* ''Series/KamenRiderSuper1'' (1980-1981)
* ''Film/KamenRiderZX'' (debuted in 1982 in a series of magazine stories before getting his own TV special in 1984)
* ''Series/KamenRiderBlack'' (1987-1988)
* ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX'' (1988-1989)[[note]]Because Emperor Hirohito died in 1989, Black RX technically ends as a ''Heisei'' series.[[/note]]
[[/index]]

In the 1990s, while the series was on hiatus, a trio of movies was made; though produced after the end of the ''Showa'' period (1989), English-speaking fans typically place them with the Showa series because of Ishinomori's involvement, which was later made official with ''Kamen Rider Taisen'':
[[index]]
* ''Film/ShinKamenRiderPrologue'' (1992 direct-to-video movie)
* ''Film/KamenRiderZO'' (1993)
* ''Film/KamenRiderJ'' (1994)
[[/index]]

Every series created [[OutlivedItsCreator after Ishinomori's death in 1998]] is referred to as the '''Heisei Era'''[[note]]Named for the current era of Japan, which began in 1989[[/note]]:
[[index]]
* ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'' (2000-2001)
* ''Series/KamenRiderAgito'' (2001-2002)
* ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki'' (2002-2003)
* ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz (555)'' (2003-2004)
* ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'' (2004-2005)
* ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'' (2005-2006)
* ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' (2006-2007)
* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' (2007-2008)
* ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'' (2008-2009)
* ''Series/KamenRiderDecade (DCD)'' (2009)
[[/index]]

'''Post-Decade''' Rider series are often categorized separately from previous ''Heisei'' series, due to a shift in production staff, tone, airing schedule (due to ''Decade'' being 31 episodes instead of 50), the switch from "MASKED RIDER" to "KAMEN RIDER" on the English portions of the logos, and a concerted attempt at creating a SharedUniverse:

[[index]]
* ''Series/KamenRiderDouble (W)'' (2009-2010)
* ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'' (2010-2011)
* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' (2011-2012)
* ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' (2012-2013)
* ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' (2013-2014)
* ''Kamen Rider Drive'' (2014-2015)
[[/index]]

[[folder:Other Kamen Rider Media]]
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[[folder: TV and Movies ]]

[[index]]
* ''Film/KamenRiderTheFirst'' (2005, movie reboot of the original series)
** ''Film/KamenRiderTheNext'' (2007, movie reboot of ''V3'')
* ''Film/KamenRiderG'' (2009, AffectionateParody TV special)
* Heisei-era tie-in movies:
** ''[[Film/KamenRiderAgitoProjectG4 Kamen Rider Agito Project G4]]'' (2001)
** ''[[Film/KamenRiderRyukiEpisodeFinal Kamen Rider Ryuki: Episode Final]]'' (2002)
** ''[[Film/KamenRider555ParadiseLost Kamen Rider 555: Paradise Lost]]'' (2003)
** ''[[Film/KamenRiderBladeMissingAce Kamen Rider Blade: Missing Ace]]'' (2004)
** ''[[Film/KamenRiderHibikiAndTheSevenSenki Kamen Rider Hibiki & The Seven Senki]]'' (2005)
** ''[[Film/KamenRiderKabutoGodSpeedLove Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love]]'' (2006)
** ''Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born!'' (2007)
** ''Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka'' (2008)
** ''Saraba Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown'' (2008)
** ''Cho Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade Neo Generations: The Onigashima Warship'' (2009)
** ''Kamen Rider Kamen Rider Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho Den-O Trilogy'' (2010)
** ''Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World'' (2008)
** ''[[Film/KamenRiderDecadeAllRidersVsDaiShocker Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker]]'' (2009)
** ''[[Film/KamenRiderWForeverAToZTheGaiaMemoriesOfFate Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate]]'' (2010)
** ''[[Film/OOODenOAllRidersLetsGoKamenRiders OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders]]'' (2011)
** ''[[Film/KamenRiderOOOWonderfulTheShogunAndThe21CoreMedals Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals]]'' (2011)
** ''[[Film/KamenRiderFourzeTheMovieEveryoneSpaceIsHere Kamen Rider Fourze the Movie: Everyone, Space Is Here!]]'' (2012)
** ''[[Film/KamenRiderWizardInMagicLand Kamen Rider Wizard in Magic Land]]'' (2013)
** ''Kamen Rider Gaim: The Great Soccer Match! The Golden Fruit Cup!'' (2014)
* ''Kamen Rider Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010'' (2009)
** ''Kamen Rider Kamen Rider OOO & W Featuring Skull: Movie War Core'' (2010)
** ''[[Film/KamenRiderXKamenRiderFourzeAndOOOMovieWarMegaMax Kamen Rider Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max]]'' (2011)
** ''[[Film/KamenRiderXKamenRiderWizardAndFourzeMovieWarUltimatum Kamen Rider Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum]]'' (2012)
** ''[[Film/KamenRiderXKamenRiderGaimAndWizardTheFatefulSengokuMovieBattle Kamen Rider Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle]]'' (2013)
* ''Film/KamenRiderXSuperSentaiSuperHeroTaisen'' (2012)
** ''Film/KamenRiderXSuperSentaiXSpaceSheriffSuperHeroTaisenZ'' (2013)
** ''Film/HeiseiRiderVsShowaRiderKamenRiderWarsFeaturingSuperSentai'' (2014)

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/KamenRiderClimaxHeroes'' (PlayStation2, {{Wii}}, {{PSP}})
[[/index]]
* ''Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride'' (Arcade)
** ''Kamen Rider Ganbaride: Card Battle Taisen'' (NintendoDS adaptation)
** ''Kamen Rider Ganbarizing''
[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/AllKamenRiderGenerations'' (NintendoDS, {{PSP}})
* ''VideoGame/KamenRiderBattrideWar'' (PlayStation3)
* ''Kamen Rider Batton Line'' (Online)
* ''Kamen Rider Travelers Record'' (Nintendo 3DS)

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Western Adaptations ]]

* ''Series/MaskedRider'' (1995-1996, based on ''Black RX'')
* ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight'' (2009, based on ''Ryuki'')

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other Media and Related Links ]]

* ''Manga/KamenRiderSPIRITS'' manga, featuring Showa Riders up to ZX
* Toys/SHFiguarts action figures
* SuperHeroTime, the programming block featuring ''Kamen Rider'' along with ''Franchise/SuperSentai''
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]

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Universal tropes of the series are:
* TheAce - Shigeru Jo and Soji Tendo, Jo perhaps even more.
* AdaptationalVillainy - Several movies include villains that are updated versions of heroes created by ShotaroIshinomori. At least one movie combined this with AdaptationalHeroism by including characters based on villains from the older show, who turn out to be good.
* AlternateContinuity - The Heisei-era movies play it straight, but a few (most prominently ''Den-O''[='s=] ''Ore, Tanjou!!'' and ''Double''[='s=] ''The Gaia Memories of Fate'') are in-canon. ''Kabuto'' has an interesting twist on this, [[spoiler:with movie!Tendou changing the past and bringing the TV series continuity into existence.]]
* AnyoneCanDie - The series does not shy away from death. Both main characters and background ones can and have died. Not every season features this, but on occasion, you will get people dropping like flies within the last ten episodes. Heck, even Fourze, one of the most idealistic and saccharine of the franchise, couldn't get away without killing off a few characters.
* ArtifactTitle
** Some of the main Riders don't actually go by the "Kamen Rider" title in-universe at first. Showa Rider series like ''Stronger'' popularized the practice of 'earning' that title via a crossover with previous Riders (though both he and Tackle are still shown to have chosen their respective titles in their second episode); ''Kuuga'' and ''Agito'' revived this practice in the Heisei era, which got pretty inconsistent after that (''Hibiki'' is the best known aversion). Later, ''Decade'' applied Kamen Rider title to all that come before it and afterwards ''Double'' and ''Fourze'' used it extensively. ''OOO'' and ''Wizard'', though, not so much. ''Gaim'' plays the issue oddly, as the common term used there is ''Armored'' Rider.
** For a more literal version, some of the Riders don't use their bikes that much and others (like Amazon, Shin and Hibiki) don't even wear masks at all, they physically transform into their Rider alter-egos.
* AssKickingPose - Earlier series usually depend on a series of this in order to transform.
** There are some exceptions, though: Hibiki and Ryuga do not pose when they transform, for example.
** ''Black'' (later ''Black RX'') is pretty extreme with this. Not just transform, they use them [[PunctuatedForEmphasis AS! EMPHASIS!]]
* {{Badass}} - Shiro Kazami, Shigeru Jo, etc.
** More visible in the Showa series, where the Riders often fight mooks while untransformed. Minami Kotaro (Kamen Rider Black & Black RX) was notable for going toe-to-toe with [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters of the day]] while still in human form since that particular series had no mooks. Justified by the fact that they are all cyborgs or enhanced humans (or, in the case of Amazon, Tarzan) who are stronger than the average human. Of course, there are also exceptions in the Heisei series, such as ''Hibiki'' where the Oni are all good fighters even in human form and can fight untransformed.
** BadassBiker - It's there in the title, after all. Again, more apparent in the Showa series where more attention was drawn to them.
** BadassNormal - Taki Kazuya regularly faces cyborgs ''hand-to-hand'' despite being completely human. Riderman (V3's Rival) was, in his original appearance, basically a Mook with a swappable right forearm - he TookALevelInBadass between that and ''SPIRITS''.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal - All of the Showa riders except Riderman.
* BareFistedMonk - Most of the Showa Era Kamen Riders didn't use any weapons. [[note]]The only exceptions are Riderman, X, and Black RX.[[/note]] Instead, they relied on good old martial arts and some devices embedded in their body. When Kamen Riders 1 and 2 did use weapons, they were usually stolen from enemy soldiers.
* {{BFG}} - Hyper Kabuto's Perfect Zecter in ''Kabuto'', Zolda's final weapon in ''Ryuki''. Riderman's Machine Gun Arm is literally that. Faiz's Faiz Blaster, Zeronos' [=Denebick=] Buster, and Kiva Arrow may count as well.
* {{BFS}} - Zeronos' [=ZeroGasher=] in ''Den-O'', Kabuto's Perfect Zecter in ''Kabuto'', Den-O's [=DenKamen=] Sword in ''Den-O'', Blade's King Rouzer in ''Blade'', Kiva's Zanvat Sword in ''Kiva'', Decade's Blade Blade (a sword made from the Kamen Rider Blade) in ''Decade'', Double's ''Prism Bricker'' in ''Double'', Fourze's ''Barizun Sword'' in ''Fourze'', Wizard's Axcalibur (which doubles as AnAxeToGrind) in ''Wizard'', and [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many many more.]]
* BlessedWithSuck - more prominent in Showa Riders (almost all of them are transformed into cyborgs, usually against their will); Gills is a prominent Heisei example. Some Heisei Riders get retconned to invoke this for Decade. Then there's [[BodyHorror Shin...]]
* BodyHorror - Implied in any season where the Rider is created on the BigBad's operating table. Played completely [[UpToEleven straight]] with Shin Kamen Rider, in ways that Amazon and Gills can only hope to accomplish. His face ''broke open!''
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull - "Henshin!", and variations thereof.
** Only modified with Amazon, whose transformation cry is his own name: "A-MA-ZOOON!"
** Averted with the Riders (actually [[InsistentTerminology Oni]]) in ''Hibiki'', who don't have transformation calls.
*** The lone exception to this aversion is in the second to last episode of ''Decade'', where the alternate reality version of Hibiki uses the familiar "Henshin" cry while transforming.
* CallingYourAttacks - '''RIDER KICK!'''
* CanNotSpitItOut[=/=]PoorCommunicationKills - Writer ToshikiInoue includes ''extremely'' heavy doses of this, with [[{{Tragedy}} tragic results]], in every single series or movie he writes. Inoue was the head writer of ''Agito'', ''Faiz'', the second half of ''Hibiki'', and ''Kiva'', plus {{The Movie}}s based on those four shows, ''Kamen Rider The First'' and ''The Next'', ''and'' the {{Non Serial Movie}}s for ''Ryuki'' and ''Blade'', in addition to fill-in episodes on many Heisei Rider series he wasn't head writer of. You can guarantee that if a Rider series or movie involves tragedy resulting from the main characters not wanting to simply sit down and explain the situation to each other, it was written by Toshiki Inoue. Or Shouji Yonemura, who has made a career of copying and [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderizing]] Inoue's style. Of course, if characters ''do'' confront each other over something, either a Rider vs. Rider battle will ensue, or one character will punch the other in the face and leave the room. Neither will resolve anything.
* CarFu - the series used to be built on ''Motorcycle'' Fu (he's called Kamen ''Rider'' for a reason), including the finishing move consisting of a ramming charge through the monster, known as ''Rider Break''. It tapered off at times, but Double really brought it back, and the film ''Let's Go Kamen Rider'' has a truly epic moment when [[spoiler:the Great Leader of Shocker's OneWingedAngel was defeated this way courtesy of '''ALL''' the Riders in the entire series. They called it the ''All Rider Break''.]]
* CatchPhrase - several characters; by far much more prevalent in the newer series. A fine example is Momotaros' ''Ore, Sanjo!'' (I, have Arrived!) in ''Den-O''.
** ''Den-O'' as a series, while not the first to have catchphrases, was the most well known for them; and started a trend of just about every Rider after it having a catchphrase (though not always stated by the Rider himself, as is the case with "Kivatte Ikuze" (Let's go Kiva!) wherein Kivat says the phrase instead)
** Most Showa Riders have "Rider ______" as their attacks.
* CharacterTic - Most of the Riders have at least one, especially if Seiji Takaiwa is in the suit. For example, it distinguishes who's using the Faiz gear: a hand flick for Takumi and adjusting the collar for Kusaka.
* ConflictBall[=/=]LetsYouAndHimFight - When it comes to Rider-versus-Rider battles. The original happened back in V3. Taken UpToEleven with ''Ryuki'', ''Decade'', and ''Gaim''; which have pretty much everyone fighting everyone else. Largely rolled back in recent series like ''Double'' and ''OOO'', though.
* CosmicRetcon: Of a complicated sort. The parallel universe premise of ''Decade'' has since disappeared, while a new unified continuity has started from ''Double'' onward. The ReBoot is cemented by ''Movie War Megamax'', which states the Showa era are UrbanLegend, while ''Double'' to ''Fourze'' are the "new" Kamen Riders, with nary a mention of any Heisei series prior to ''Decade''.
* {{Cliffhanger}} - ''Rider'' series are notorious for showing something cool and unexpected in the next episode previews, and then not revealing said cool thing until the last 30 seconds of the episode.
** The original series (and especially ''V3'') would sometimes show the Rider mere moments from death at the end of the episode... then be doubly awesome in the next one.
** ''Decade'' ends the last episode on a cliffhanger, with the finale only being available in theaters months later.
* CreatorCameo: ShotaroIshinomori has been on screen a few times. He's the guy with the FunnyAfro planting the bug in the beginning of ''Shin Kamen Rider''.
** He also played the fisherman who tells Kotaro Minami about Onigashima in the ''Kamen Rider Black'' movie "Hurry to Onigashima". And he made an appearance in episode 84 of the original ''Kamen Rider'' series, playing yet another fisherman who encounters Isogin Jaguar, that episode's MonsterOfTheWeek. Though he looks different from how people might remember him because he doesn't have the FunnyAfro or glasses.
* CrisisCrossover: ''Decade'' for the Heisei Era, ''SPIRITS'' for the Showa Era, and ''Super Hero Taisen'' for Toei's toku as a whole.
* DarkerAndEdgier - Compared to ''Franchise/SuperSentai''. Although it should be mentioned that ''Kamen Rider'' is older than ''Sentai''.
** Specific series invoking this trope compared to other KR series include ''Kamen Rider X'', ''Stronger'', ''Black'', ''Shin Kamen Rider'', ''Faiz'', ''Blade'', and ''Gaim''.
** There's even an entire darker and edgier toyline, S.I.C., which reimagines the Riders in a more organic form. More recent entries are tamer, but the initial figures in the line were somewhat twisted.
** Very rarely does a ''Kamen Rider'' series get to be LighterAndSofter. The only known ones at the moment are ''Black RX'', ''Den-O'' and ''Fourze'' (though ''OOO'' can be a contender for this sometimes).
*** Newer series, while neither darker or lighter, managed to be more MindScrew-y (''Kabuto'' and ''Ryuki'', [[GainaxEnding especially]]).
** ''Black'', already at the dark and gritty end of the spectrum for the series, has a manga adaptation drawn and written by Ishinomori himself that's straight-up terror.
* DeadlyUpgrade - Stronger's Charge Up, Kuuga Ultimate Form, the first version of [=G3X=], the G4 Armour, Gills Exceed ''(subversion)'', the Kaixa and Delta Gear in ''555'', Blade King Form in ''Blade'', the Hopper Riders in ''Kabuto'', and OOO [=PuToTyra=] Combo in ''OOO''.
** Completely inverted in ''Fourze'', where the key to activating his SuperMode actually ''brings [[spoiler:Gentaro]] back to life!''
* {{Deconstruction}}: Though the series itself has other examples and can vary sometimes. ''Ryuki'', while not as brutal as ''Shin'' really tears into the concept of Mons and what is a Kamen Rider, and ''Kuuga'' itself is a DeconstructorFleet by being a more realistic take on the genre.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: A common trend in the Heisei era is that in addition to the lead Rider, there is usually a secondary main character, who may or may not be the secondary Rider.
* DivingKick: the Rider Kick, easily the TropeCodifier (If not the outright TropeMaker) in all of Japanese Media, and any other that shouts out to it usually is a reference to the Rider Kick.
* EarlyBirdCameo: It's become tradition for the tie-in movies to have these; the upcoming Rider will make a cameo in the summer movie, and the secondary Rider will make an appearance in the following ''Movie War'' installment.
* ElementalPowers - some Riders have them, and here's a notable list.
** BlowYouAway: Riders 1, 2, and V3.
** PlayingWithFire: Ryuki and Hibiki.
** ShockAndAwe: Stronger and Blade. ''Kabuto'', as a {{Homage}} to ''Stronger'', adds electrical effects to all the Riders' finishers.
** Riders that employ MultiformBalance like ''Agito'' and ''Double'' have elements associated with each of their forms.
* EnemyWithin - subverted in ''Den-O'' - and how!
* EvilTwin - Shocker Riders, Shadow Moon in ''Black'', [[spoiler:Ryuga in ''Ryuki'']], [[spoiler:Dark Kabuto in ''Kabuto'']], [[spoiler:Dark Kiva is arguably an inversion, as regular Kiva could be considered his good twin]]. Rider 2 was this, in the ''original'' manga.
** ''Den-O'' had the rare monster version with Momotaros and Negataros. Of course, the latter also gets to be Nega Den-O.
** ''Decade'' travels to an entire world of evil counterparts.
** In the ''Double'' movie [[spoiler:the Cyclone, Heat, Luna, Metal, and Trigger Dopants.]]
*** [[spoiler: Who are evil counterparts to both Double, and then Kamen Rider Joker when Phillip is absent.]]
** Bujin ("Warrior God") Gaim in the ''Wizard x Gaim'' movie. His homeworld also has "Bujin" twins of the other Heisei Riders, but Bujin Gaim is the only outright evil one.
* FinishingMove - Rider... KICK! (and Punch, Chop, Slash, etc.)
* FunWithAcronyms - Example: GOD = Government Of Darkness, from ''Kamen Rider X''.
** In an extreme case, Shocker is given a [=Backronym=] in ''Kamen Rider The First'': [[GratuitousEnglish Sacred Hegemony Of Cycle Kindred Evolutional Realm]].
* GRatedDrug - Every other Neo-Heisei series (''Double'', ''Fourze'', and ''Gaim'') has applied a drug metaphor to whatever turns people into the MonsterOfTheWeek.
* GenreMotif - Starting with ''Kiva'', each show's background music has a distinctive genre. This also shows up in the releases of the opening and ending songs, which usually get a remix in the style specific to the show. ''Kiva'' has violins, ''Decade'' has both a full orchestra and hard rock, ''Double'' throws in some jazz, ''OOO'''s seems to be ska and ''Fourze'' uses both techno and classic rock.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Like many other Japanese fictional heroes, the Riders are often [[NiceGuy nice people]] who won't hesitate to pummel and kick the [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters of the week]] and their {{Mook}}s to death.
* {{Gorn}}- The manga of the older series gets quite gory at times...
* GratuitousEnglish - most of it from the talking transformation devices.
* {{Hammerspace}}: It's not always entirely clear ''where'' on their person the riders keep their belts (and their MerchandiseDriven trinkets for that series) when they're not wearing/using them. If no in-series explanation is given for this, then expect to see the belts getting pulled out of seemingly nowhere on a weekly basis.
* HenshinHero - TropeNamer and TropeCodifier. Nearly every rider since Rider 1 has used the cry of "Henshin!"
* HeroesPreferSwords - Virtually every Heisei Kamen Rider either uses a sword as one of their weapons, or has a primary/ultimate form where a sword is the main weapon. Though how often they utilize said sword is sometimes a matter of contention (such as in ''OOO'').
* HijackedByGanon: If it's a MassiveMultiplayerCrossover and it's written by Shouji Yonemura, the series' original NebulousEvilOrganisation, Shocker, is normally involved. Most notably in ''Decade'', which features the similar organization [[LegionOfDoom Dai-Shocker]], an alliance of villains from across the ''Kamen Rider'' series.
** In the Showa era, Shocker's Great Leader turned out to be behind any number of evil organizations.
** Neo-Heisei shows produced by Hideaki Tsukada (which, so far, include ''Double'' and ''Fourze''), the villain faction Foundation X is usually involved. The other Neo-Heisei shows' staffs seem less keen on using Foundation X: They had little to no presence in ''OOO''[='s=] series (despite {{foreshadowing}} in TheMovie of ''Double'') and absolutely no involvement in ''Wizard''. In ''Movie Wars [=MegaMax=]'', the BigBad of ''OOO''[='s=] segment is not related to Foundation X in any way, until the very end.
* {{Homage}}
* {{Hotblooded}} One of the TropeCodifier in Japanese pop culture, in fact.
* HorrifyingHero: While definately not anymore, during conception ''Kamen Rider'' was designed to be a more fearsome and grotesque figure compared to the comtemporaries at the time, which initially led to the [[SkullMan Skullman]]-esque design. Producers thought this would be too intimidating to the kids, so it was toned down to the grasshopper design we all know today.
* HumongousMecha - King Dark from ''Kamen Rider X''.
** Castle Doran and Powered Ixer from ''Kiva''. (The former isn't quite a mecha, but the intent is there.)
** The [=DenLiner=] in ''Den-O'' can assume this role too, especially when [[spoiler:combined with the [=KingLiner=].]] The former is a train, and the latter? A train ''station''.
* InTheNameOfTheMoon - Most of the original series does this, but ''Stronger'' took it to the next level by giving the main character a tell-tale whistle whenever he wanted to drop in on the bad guy, and an entire speech - ''from higher ground''! Later, he does this while handing out beatings.
** Decade also does this when he's about to take down the BigBad of each world he visits.
* JapaneseBeetleBrothers - Either as heroes or villains, depending on the series. This is most prevalent in ''Blade'' and ''Kabuto'' with the main protagonists, Blade and Garren, and Kabuto and Gatack respectively.
* {{Kiai}}: Many of the Showa Riders tend to say "'''TOH!'''" while fighting, while Amazon instead has a high-pitched "'''KIIIII!'''" Blade has "'''UEEI!'''"
** [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Kamen Rider Meteor]] has "'''WAZAA!'''"
* LastVillainStand: Many of the Generals/Commandants/Warlords, whatever they were called in their specific organization, would face down their Rider after he'd slaughtered their armies and ruined their plans enough, transform into a monstrous form with incredible power behind it, and fight the Riders one on one.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: With the start of the Heisei seasons, the production people have tried to make each Rider start out red, but the trope has been zigzagged with a vengeance, with some Riders saving their red variant for a form change (Agito, Faiz, Hibiki, Decade, Double, Fourze, Gaim) while some never do (Blade).
* LetteredSequel: Showa era series has many unexplained letters behind the titles (and Rider names): ''X'', ''ZX'',''RX'', ''ZO'', and ''J''. Heisei era also has ''W'', ''OOO'' and the unoffical ''G''.
* LongRunner: As the trailers for the ''Let's Go Kamen Riders'' film point out, 2011 was the franchise's 40th anniversary. Like [[Series/DoctorWho another popular science fiction franchise]], TheNineties marked a long period of absence during which the franchises' only screen presence was in [[Recap/DoctorWhoTVMTheTVMovie the]] [[Film/ShinKamenRiderPrologue form]] [[Film/KamenRiderZO of]] [[Film/KamenRiderJ movies]].
* LoveHurts - Boy howdy, ''does it''.
** Literally in ''X'', where the titular character originates after being gunned down by his fiance, a spy for GOD...and later lost ''another'' love interest.
* {{Magitek}}: In ''W'' and ''Gaim'', both the monsters and the Riders derive their power from a mystical or otherworldly source (The memories of the earth/Gaia Memories in ''W'', Helheim fruit/Lock Seeds in ''Gaim''). In both shows, the characters must utilize the human-made technology of transformation Drivers to wield the power without going insane.
* {{Masquerade}}: Most seasons include enhanced humans or monsters trying to pass themselves off as normal people until the hero uncovers them. Also the ''whole point'' of the Riders ''needing'' to transform - giving meaning to the title, Kamen (Masked) Rider.
** Generally averted in a number of Heisei series, though; as while the Riders don't call attention to themselves, they also don't keep [[SecretIdentity Secret Identities]] and don't try to keep up a ruse that the monsters don't exist. A few like ''Kuuga'', ''Double'', and ''Gaim'' take the aversion further by having the general public aware of the monster attacks.
*** Incidentally, ''Double'' has a Masquerade-type Dopant. Instant faceless henchmen.
* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover: ''Decade'' was a series devoted to this, but the ''All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker'' and ''Let's Go Kamen Riders'' films reunite all of the Riders. The latter featured other Ishinomori creations, including Inazuman, Kikaider (both of them) and Zubat. There's also ''Super Hero Taisen'' which crosses over with ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', and there are plans for more crossovers between the two.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: Plenty there, if you're really knowledgeable in Japanese.
* MeaningfulTitles: Kamen Rider. Some use it right, some use it wrong. It has been an important plot point in several series, most notably the entire Showa Era, ''W'' and ''Fourze''.
* MerchandiseDriven - Anything from multiple Riders to multiple power-ups, season depending. Much more pervasive in the newer series.
** Many series will have the official toys as their props.
** In their defense, they make the transformation devices too awesome to resist.
* MidSeasonUpgrade - The pre-SuperMode forms of the Heisei era Kamen Riders.
* {{Mons}} - Noticeably embraced by the Heisei Riders from ''Ryuki'' onwards (though Gouram in ''Kuuga'' can also count). Ranging from Deconstructions (''Ryuki'', ''Kiva'', ''Gaim''), played straight (''Blade'', ''Hibiki'', mechanical ones in ''Faiz'') and parodied (''Den-O''). Since ''Double'' this has shifted somewhat to [[RobotBuddy Robot Buddies]] instead.
* MonsterOfTheWeek - In the case of ''Kuuga'' and from ''Den-O'' onwards, Monster of the Fortnight (thanks to two-week mini-arcs).
* TheMovie: double-featured with the current year's ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' movie in a "summer roadshow" (aka SuperHeroTime: TheMovie (insert year here)).
** Starting with ''Decade'' and ''Double'', have been annual Christmas-time "Movie War" movies as well. And now, ''Super Hero Wars'' films that combine ''Kamen Rider'', ''Franchise/SuperSentai'', ''and other series'' have arrived.
* MultiformBalance - First started with ''Black RX''. Since then, it was codified by ''Kuuga'' and has become a tradition for Heisei-era Kamen Riders.
* TheMusical: There's been a few, including a 2010 show simply called ''Masked Rider Live & Show 2010'' which is a ''Decade'' themed show, but actually focuses on Decade!''Kuuga'' and a Not So Evil member of Dai Shocker who eventually does a HeelFaceTurn. It also features gratuitous appearances by Riders from just about every possible show, from both eras.
* MythologyGag - The first Monster of the Week in nearly every season is based on a spider, the second is just as likely to be based on a bat. ''Blade'' turned its one spider-based [=MotW=] into a recurring villain of sorts, while the first episode's monster was based on a grasshopper, much like the first Kamen Rider was. And the first use of a GiantSpider in ''Hibiki'' paved the way for more [[SerkisFolk massive CGI monsters]], after the one in ''J'' had been all but forgotten.
** ''Kiva'' had both the spider and bat. The spider was technically the first monster to appear, but wasn't the first MOTW and in fact managed to survive for almost half the series. Being vampire-themed, the bat motif was used for Kiva, [[TransformationTrinket Kivat]], and the [[BigBad King Fangire]].
*** ''Blade'' actually has Kamen Rider Leangle, a spider-themed Rider. We are through the looking glass.
** ''Double'' has gadgets based on a spider, a bat, and a stag beetle. The spider and bat are both {{Shout Out}}s to the MOTW, whereas quite a few Riders have been beetle-themed.
*** ''Movie War Core'' shows that when Sokichi Narumi first became Kamen Rider Skull, his first opponents were indeed the Bat and Spider Dopants.
** ''Den-O'', on the other hand, had a bat monster first, and didn't have a spider monster until much later on. Instead, the first few monsters parallel the Contract Monsters of several Riders from ''Ryuki'' (bat for Knight, chameleon for Verde, crustacean for Scissors, crow for Odin, and rhino for Gai).
** ''Ryuki'' also had an example: The first monster was a spider while the first Rider, Knight, was a bat.
*** Thinking about it; if Shinji had used his Contract Card on the spider, he and Knight would have become the first (anti-)heroic example of the spider & bat combo.
** ''Agito'' has another gag. Being direct sequel to ''Kuuga'', the first two monsters are jaguar and turtle. Just like ''V3'', the first sequel of Showa series.
*** Kamen Rider G3/G3-X doesn't transform. He's a BadassNormal in a suit of PowerArmor, similar to Riderman being a BadassNormal who fights monsters using gadgets instead of superpowers.
** After running the gamut of belt designs in the Showa era, the Heisei era begins with Kuuga and Agito, whose belts may have been all about the bells and whistles, but in fact maintained design elements from the iconic No. 1 belt - a horizontal oval structure with a spinning circular hub, and two boxy units at the side with some important function built in. In addition to this, the silver straps on Kuuga's belt were a parallel to Hongo Takeshi's original white belt while Agito's red straps similarly mirrored Hayato Ichimonji's belt.
** See AssKickingPose above. Rider-1's right-arm-thrust-to-the-upper-left pose is so iconic that it's been reused several times - every other Showa rider, and Kuuga, Ryuki, Blade, Den-O in concept art, even Double to a small degree (just Shotaro). That's not counting the examples under ShoutOut.
* NamesToKnowInAnime - ShotaroIshinomori - actually, a pretty good name to know ''in general''. He's pretty much Japan's Creator/StanLee.
* NonSerialMovie - Most Heisei series have one; ''Agito'', ''Den-O'', ''Decade'', and ''Double'' avert it.
** Subverted in ''Kabuto''. 99% of the movie is set in an AfterTheEnd alternate universe, but at the end [[spoiler: Tendou goes back in time and alters history, creating the T.V series timeline. Rather than creating a TimeyWimeyBall, this time travel actually ''explains'' some of the plot points of the series (i.e. how Tendou got the Rider Belt and Hiyori's obsession with drawing bug-winged people).]]
** ''Movie Wars Core'' averts this trope and plays it straight ''simultaneously'', being a crossover between ''Double'' and ''OOO''. While it fits neatly into Double's continuity, trying too hard to work it into ''OOO''[='s=] chronology will just give you a migraine. This is due to very little of the '''OOO''' series having been etched in stone as the movie was being written - imagine a decent fanfic taking place after episode thirty... of a series you've only seen episode one of. That's what the author of Core had to do and there was no way for it to work out better than it did; ToshikiInoue gets MisBlamed for it, however.
* NotUsingTheZWord - Most of the Heisei era shows tend to avoid using the term "Kamen Rider" in series, except for the purpose of {{Crossover}}s.
** Averted in ''Double''. In the beginning the titular Rider/Riders were just called "Double", but the public eventually started referring to the [[MaskPower mask-wearing]], [[BadassBiker motorcycle riding]] hero as a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Kamen Rider"]] and since then all the Riders in the show introduced themselves as Kamen Rider so-and-so. However, Shotaro and Philip are quite protective of the term the people gave them; you have to uphold the ideal to earn the right to call yourself a Rider.
** Also averted in ''Fourze'', where past Riders are an urban legend. Fourze is called just Fourze until Tomoko points and says "A Kamen Rider!" Gentaro adopts the name, and they and their friends become the Kamen Rider Club. (Tomoko is also so far the only one to call Wizard a Kamen Rider thus far; in his own series, Wizard is right back to the Heisei series norm of ''never'' using the phrase.)
*** Since teamups use the term and ''Decade'' is ''about'' teamups, this trope never stood a chance. Decade and company always call other Riders Riders, and his CatchPhrase is to refer to himself as a Kamen Rider who is 'just passing through'. Diend also refers to himself as a Kamen Rider throughout. This series is the ''only'' time you'll ever hear the words "Kamen Rider Kuuga" and "Kamen Rider Faiz" in-show.
*** Even ''Kamen Rider The First'' and ''Kamen Rider The Next'' don't use it. Riders 1, 2, and V3 are Hopper Version 1, 2, and 3 respectively (the V in V3, whose meaning is never addressed in the ''V3'' series, actually stands for 'version,' even.)
* NumericalThemeNaming: The Kamen Riders from ''Decade'' to ''Fourze'' all took on number-related names: Decade ('''1'''0), Double (2), OOO (3) and Fourze ('''40'''; "'''four'''-'''ze'''ro"). The following Riders don't have number names, but may still continue the theme (it's not clear whether it's intentional or fans are just looking too hard): Wizard's belt symbol is a hand with ''five'' fingers, while Gaim uses padlocks which resemble a ''6'', and [[JapaneseRanguage "lock" can be pronounced "roku"]] which ''means'' six...
** Several other Riders took numerical names as well, like ZO (which is shaped like 20, signifying the 20th anniversary of Kamen Rider) and Faiz (which sounds like Fives, as in 555, though it's also based on the greek letter Phi.)
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase: Most series have them. "Awaken the soul!" (''Ryuki'') "This clinches it!" (''Double'') Saying "Next time on [show name]" is ''rare,'' and not nearly as awesome. Except for the GratuitousEnglish "Open your eyes for the next Faiz!" in the voice of the Faiz Driver. For the GrandFinale, it became "Open your eyes for the ''final'' Faiz."
* PainfulTransformation - Averted in almost all cases - including the organic Riders like Amazon and Gills, the latter of which suffered from aftereffects. Played very straight, however, with Shin Kamen Rider.
* PaletteSwap - For budget reasons, monsters in the new-gen series are sometimes given repaints or differently colored wardrobes to make "new" monsters. Sometimes happens with Riders too, particularly the movie-only Riders. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] on occasion, where the monsters are representatives of the same type or species - an example being that the first three monsters Agito fights are essentially siblings.
* PeopleInRubberSuits - The extent to which they are rubbery depends on the series and design, not so much on the era. Played straight with the Mooks from ''The First'' and ''The Next.'' they wear gas masks and corresponding uniforms, being quite creepy, until you find that [[NightmareRetardant they still shout "yee!" a lot]].
* PhantomZone: A few series have this. Most notably, battles in ''Ryuki'' take place in the mirror world.
* PhlebotinumRebel: This one dates back to the very first series, and extends into the Heisei era; ShotaroIshinomori's trademark, actually.
** Lampshaded and discussed in ''Wizard'''s [[PostScriptSeason Post-Script]] two-part crossover, where the villain notes that every Rider's powers is connected to those of their enemies in some way - and somehow can't grasp how the Riders can be good in spite of having their powers based in evil.
* PragmaticAdaptation: ''Kamen Rider Dragon Knight'', to certain degree, rather successful ([[ScrewedByTheNetwork not rating based, sadly]]).
* ProductPlacement - Honda makes all the bikes in the Heisei era since ''Agito'' (Gas Gas made the bikes in ''Kuuga'') and Suzuki in the Showa era, but it's nowhere as obvious as the Shoei helmets that all Riders tend to wear. Not averted till the Heisei era - Shinji of ''Ryuki'' uses a moped, and Ryotaro of ''Den-O'' use a bicycle, both of which do not require the full face helmet.
** Averted in ''Double'', where while main rider Shotaro/W rides a Honda, second rider Ryu Terui AKA Accel rides a red Ducati named Diablossa.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot - After the "Rider Break" incident in ''Skyrider'' (see that show's entry on this for details), it's been a requirement that anyone who plays a main or secondary Rider has to have a motorcycle license and prove they are proficient in riding one, to avoid further accidents.
* RealTime - While the episodes aren't filmed in a real time format, dates in the ''Kamen Rider'' universe sync up with the broadcast dates. (For example, when Japan is celebrating New Year's, the ''Kamen Rider'' characters are celebrating New Year's too. The same with Christmas, often with ...amusing... results.)
* RippleEffectProofMemory - ''Ryuki'' & ''Den-O'': this is critical to the plot in the latter.
* TheRival: Prepare for many a FaceHeelTurn and HeelFaceTurn in newer series - Riderman in ''V3''.
* RobotBuddy: It's common for Neo-Heisei Riders to have little helper robots. ''Hibiki'' had some, too.
* ScarfOfAsskicking - Another part of the Rider package, almost as iconic as the kick, the belt and the bike.
** Unfortunately, dropped starting with ''Black'' in favor of just armor - apparently, [[RealityEnsues it's too easy for the suit actors to get tangled up in scarves]]. Lampshaded or subverted, depending on your point of view, when the EvilTwin from ''Blade'' is only distinguishable by the fact that he's wearing a scarf.
** Completely inverted in ''Hibiki'', where the Mooks are the ones wearing the scarves.
** Ryotaro Nogami, the protagonist of ''Den-O'', occasionally wears a red scarf (though really a muffler) as part of his street clothes in what is assuredly a ShoutOut to his precursors; however, he doesn't really do any ass-kicking while wearing it. When Momotaros possesses people during the Den-O arc of ''Decade'', they gain a ridiculously long red scarf.
** Returned with Double, who has a silver scarf while the Cyclone [=GaiaMemory=] is active, but the subsequent series haven't used it as of yet.
*** Along with [[TheRival the Nazca Dopant]], who sports V3-style double scarves.
*** In fact, the scarf ''is'' a part of W's suit - we just don't always see it because it isn't tied around his (their?) neck(s); instead, it sticks out through an opening at the back of the suit.
*** Before W, Another Agito of ''Agito'' incorporated a muffler into his design.
* SignatureMove: RIDER KICK! Also RIDER PUNCH! and RIDER CHOP!, but these tend to get dropped in the newer series.
* SixthRanger - or in this case, Second Rider. Kamen Rider 2 from the original series, but more often done in the Heisei series with, among others, Gatack, Zeronos, IXA, Diend, and Accel. (for that matter, every Heisei series except Kuuga has a second rider... and in some cases, a third, fourth, or even tenth.)
* SliceOfLife - The first half of ''Hibiki'' in particular has elements of this, as does ''Kuuga''.
* SpaceIsNoisy - with the sounds of beatings.
* StupidStatementDanceMix - A side effect of Heisei Rider belts having [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0TMAmLJWxs electronic voices.]]
** It's gotten so bad that someone spawned [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdcUGlfUHyA this]] ''[[EarWorm insanely catchy]]'' mv, with ''almost'' every single Heisei transformation voice or phrase.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnZfWEltH6Q This]] not only takes the transformation sounds, but '''other''' voices from the various ''Kamen Rider'' shows.
** OOO's ''official'' {{Image Song}}s are these; their names are homophones for his combos ("[=ShaUTa=]" becomes "Shout Out", for example), and the belt's transformation announcements are worked into the songs themselves.
** Wizard's belt is just ''asking'' for a dance mix, [[CatchPhrase please]]. When it's primed, it sings out a catchy little tune on a loop until it activates a ring.
* SuperDrowningSkills - Falling into a large body of water is almost always a KO, whether you're a monster or a Rider. The exceptions to the rule are Drake, Den-O Rod Form, OOO ShaUTa Combo, Wizard's Water Style - and Kamen Rider X, who's built for underwater combat.
** Basically, it's become a RunningGag for the first enemy who's badder than a normal MonsterOfTheWeek to beat the crap out of the Rider and then send him flying into the drink. It's not the water that keeps them down, it's the CurbStompBattle that ''ended'' with the dip.
* SuperMode - Started with Stronger's charged-up form, but doesn't become a staple until the Heisei series, where it's commonly referred to as an 'Ultimate Form' in honor of Kuuga's final form. While some Riders, Kuuga in particular, went through several intermediate forms, the SuperMode is the bare minimum (eg. Ryuki and Decade).
** In an interesting twist, Decade's Super Mode has the power of summoning duplicates of the other Riders' Super Modes to fight alongside him.
** Teamups or TheMovie even give a SuperMode ''on top of'' the Super Mode. Rising Ultimate Kuuga, Den-O Super Climax, Double Gold Xtreme, Fourze Meteor (Nadeshiko) Fusion States, OOO Super Tatoba Combo and Wizard Infinity Dragon (''Gold'').
* SuperSpeed - seen in several seasons, but taken to ridiculous extremes in ''Kabuto'' - ''expected'' extremes, if you know your Ishinomori.
* SwissArmyHero: Started with ''Black RX'' and has been a series staple since.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp - When the current EndingTheme kicks in, you know the battle is on. That, and older series had actual ass-kicking battle themes - ''several'' of them - which gets used to magnificent effect in the ''SPIRITS'' manga.
** There's actually a number of battle themes in the recent series, as well. ''Double'' has three of them, for example.
*** ''Den-O'' had about 6 by the series end, and a few more for the movies.
*** ''OOO'' gives a full, awesome song to ''every'' full Combo, plus [=TaToBa=] Combo, plus Birth, and all of them take on a deeper meaning when you know the characters: they're {{Image Song}}s as well!
*** Similar same goes for ''Kiva''. When the main actor is also a singer, you get ass-kicking music based on all the heroes, the Arms Monsters, a couple villains, and your SuperMode. You know who's coming by the first few notes.
* ThereCanBeOnlyOne - The central concept of ''Ryuki''. Also featured in ''Kuuga'' and ''Blade'', interestingly between the bad guys. ''Kabuto'' forced this point somewhat with its BFS, and ''Agito''... erm, suggested it would happen. ''Decade'' does this with entire worlds.
* TimeTravel - ''Den-O'' (one of the series' main themes), ''Kabuto'' and ''Kiva'' to an extent. Riders 1 and 2, V3, Black, and Agito also meet up in the game ''Seigi no Keifu'', sorta. It appears to some degree in ''many'' series; ''OOO'' managed to get into time shenanigans with nary a time train in sight in their ''three'' movies (and one ''with'' 'em, in the second ''All Riders'' movie.)
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Seems to be a recurring theme in recent years; Tendou liked tofu and both he and Kagami loved Hiyori's mackrel miso, Otoya in ''Kiva'' liked Yuri's Omurice and Megumi liked seafood, Owner and his fried rice and pudding in ''Den-O'', Akiko liked takoyaki and everyone loved ramen in ''Double'', in ''OOO'' there's Ankh and his ice pops, Kougami and his birthday cake and Date with his oden, and in ''Wizard'' we have Haruto's sugar donuts and Kosuke's mayonaise. It's inverted in Decade because Tsukasa hates sea cucumber. Kougami could be a subversion since he's never shown eating them himself.
* TrainingFromHell: Again one of the TropeCodifiers in Japan. the original Kamen Rider duo had to go many intense trainings under their friend and mentor Tachibana in order to develop new techniques and tactics against the formiddable enemies.
* TransformationTrinket - While its gimmicks may vary from year to year, the transformation belt is an important part of any Rider's arsenal. Heisei series varies pretty widely in what they actually do.
** ''Hibiki'' ditches the traditional belts in favor of using handheld items and braces to transform (indicative of the fact that ''Hibiki'' [[DolledUpInstallment wasn't originally intended to be a Kamen Rider series]]). Some of their weaponry is belt-worn, though.
** [=TheBee=], Drake, Sasword, Hercus, Ketaros and Caucasus from ''Kabuto'', as well as Diend use different kind of trinket other than the traditional buckle.
** Sole exception from Showa series is ''Amazon'' whose trinket is actually a bracelet (later ''two'' bracelets) on his forearm.
* TrueCompanions: ''Eventually.'' But this ain't ''Franchise/SuperSentai''; the Riders almost never begin on the same page, and often even come to blows when neither is "evil" in the working-for-the-villains sense. Even ''Blade,'' where we've got a HeroesRUs organization, managed to have four agendas for four Riders. However, sometimes the main Rider and his supporting cast are this from the start.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans - ''Faiz'', ''Blade'', ''Kabuto'' and ''Den-O''
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