Characters: Kamen Rider Agito
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Shouichi Tsugami/Kamen Rider AgitoAn man who wakes up on a shore, having lost all his memory. Living in a village nearby, he doesn't really care about finding his past until a monster called an Unknown attacks, causing him to transform into Agito. He decides to use his power to protect his new life.
- All Your Powers Combined: Trinity Form has body of Ground Form, but with arms of Storm Form and Fire Form. He can utilize weapons and powers from all three forms at once.
- Deadly Upgrade: In A New Transformation TV Special, Shouichi has problems controlling the power of Burning Form when he first activates it. Ultimately subverted as he manages to control its power and transform into Shining Form.
- Elemental Powers
- Finishing Move
- Ground Form
- Rider Kick
- Rider Punch
- Storm Form: Halberd Spin
- Flame Form: Saber Slash
- Trinity Form: Fire Storm Attack
- Burning Form
- Burning Bomber
- Burning Rider Punch
- Shining Form
- Shining Clash
- Shining Rider Kick
- Ground Form
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: He can't remember much save his name And even that isn't his true name.
- Line-of-Sight Name: He gets the name Shouichi Tsugami from an envelope he held. Turns out said name belonged to the person he was to give it to.
- Pungeon Master: Makes horrible puns about everything. Face palms ensue.
- Supreme Chef: He can cook really, really well, and he even plants his own ingredients! Just be prepared to eat a lot of veggies...
- Transforming Mecha: His bike, the Machine Tornader, can turn into a hoverboard.
- Weaksauce Weakness: A downplayed version. Want to prevent Agito from using Shining Form? Just fight at night. No more ultimate form...
Makoto Hikawa/Kamen Rider G3/G3-XA klutzy-yet-capable cop that becomes the main user of the G3-system. Though having a very bad first encounter with Agito due to him being berserk, he eventually joins forces with him and even Gills in protecting the city. His suit, the G3, was actually based on Unidentified Life Form # 4 aka Kuuga himself due to receiving data from two different prototypes and being originally created to fight Unidentified Life Forms. Though lagging behind temporarily, he eventually becomes competitive again with the help of a Mid-Season Upgrade in G3-X.
- Cool Sword: GS-03 Destroyer. It's a high-frequency vibration blade and works more like a chainsaw in term of usage.
- It's also completely ineffective - G3 never lands a successful hit with it.
- Determinator: The G3 system can be worn by others, but it keeps coming back to Hikawa because, even when the chips are down or he's up against forces that greatly outnumber or overpower his own, he won't back down.
- Gatling Good, More Dakka: GX-05 Cerberus. The most powerful weapon in G3-X's arsenal. Also has a Grenade Launcher mode that involves attaching the GM-01 Scorpion to it.
- The Gunslinger: Japanese police officers don't have carte blanche to use, let alone carry, sidearms - the fact that Hikawa has a revolver on him at all times (and not no candy-ass snub-nose, either) says something.
- Handguns: GM-01 Scorpion. Pretty weak, but easy to use, has good rate of fire and can be augmented with the GG-02 "Salamander" Grenade Launcher attachment.
- Henshin Hero: An aversion — the G3/G3-X suit is manually worn. The process is more complicated than the Try Jackets from Tokusou Exceedraft, but less so than, say, Iron Man (film).
- Knife Nut: GK-06 Unicorn. An electromagnetic knife stored on G3-X's left arm that is approximately half as powerful as the GS-03 Destroyer - and he lands some hits with it too!
- Mid-Season Upgrade: G3-X. It was becoming clear that a suit designed to fight Unidentified Life Forms wasn't terribly effective against Unknowns.
- Powered Armor: Muscle enhancement suit with armor on top.
- Stone Wall: Partly because the wearer's a regular human, it's clearly shown taking hits that would seriously injure or stun the other Riders. (At one point, it shrugs off direct lightning strikes.)
- Super Prototype: In the A New Transformation TV Special, we see G3 Mild, a weaker model of G3 armor intended for mass production. After the end of the series, the G5 line goes into limited production.
- Weak, but Skilled: The impression G3 leaves, as it wasn't designed to fight the stronger Unknowns (it's based on Unidentified Life Form #04, which shows in the helmet design).
- Weapon of Choice: Unlike the other main riders, G3/G3-X is powered armor and so he has a wider variety of weapons. It primarily covers ranged attacks.
Ryō Ashihara/Kamen Rider Gills
- Body Horror: First Rider to invoke it after Shin. Being Gills isn't something anyone would chose of their own free will.
- Cartwright Curse: Both of his love interests end up dying. The second seems like she was being set up to avert the trope, but no.
- Combat Tentacles: Played with. Gills has no control over his wrist tentacles beyond extension or retraction, and uses them only as striking weapons. Play straight as Exceed Gills, who can fully control them and has another set of tentacles from his shoulders as well.
- Cursed with Awesome:
- Cuteness Proximity: His last scene has him adopting a puppy.
- Finishing Move: Gills Heel Claw/Exceed Heel Claw and Gills Hell Stab.
- Glass Cannon: Of a sort - his body is failing and he can actually get beaten even by G3, but glass doesn't walk it off and come back angry.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: In Project G4 movie, he has an arm cut-off, but it regrows when he transform into Exceed Gills.
- Super Mode: Exceed Gills
Kaoru Kino/Another Agito
- Evil Counterpart: To Agito until Gills beats him back into his senses.
- Finishing Move: Assault Kick.
- Heel-Face Turn: His delusions of grandeur ultimately motivated him to try and eliminate others who had the Agito Seed and Kamen Rider Agito. It wasn't until his defeat at the hands of Exceed Gills and being saved from drowning that Kino became humbled. From that point on, he would aid the other Riders, even after the Overlord stole his power.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In episode 46. Dies from the injuries he endured while performing a small surgery on Shouichi in an attempt to remove the quill of Ericius Liquor from his body, though he endured them long enough to join Agito and Gills in a Triple Rider Kick.
- Mythology Gag: Deliberately resembles the original Double Riders, right down to the lack of weapons. The emphasis placed on his replaced right arm is also similar to Riderman's.
- Redemption Equals Death: Adds to the allusions to Riderman, except Kino gets Killed Off for Real.
Shiro Mizuki/Kamen Rider G4
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Really likes Shouichi, and is jealous of any girl that gets near him.
- Healing Hands: She can do this until she burns out the power resurrecting Ryou from the dead.
- Parental Abandonment: Her mother died when she was young and her father was accidentally killed by Shouichi's psychic sister.
- Psychic Powers: Has Extra Sensory Perception, like tracing the memory of an item, or reading a card without looking at it.
Overlord of Darkness
- Anti-Villain: His motivation is simply fear that humanity may one day overpower him. When he realizes that he didn't understand mankind, he decides he needs to give them a chance to proceed and grow.
- Dark Is Not Evil: The Overlord of Darkness isn't exactly evil, just afraid humanity will overpower him and trying to wipe out those who could do so. And in the end decides to let mankind move on.
- God Is Evil: the Overlord of Darkness is actually the creator of humanity, who sees them as his pets
- God Is Flawed: However, he still isn't exactly malicious, but had little understanding of his own creation.
- Heel Realization: Realizes in the end his assault on humanity was wrong and he simply doesn't understand his own creations. He chooses to sit back and watch how things go.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: His way of dealing what he perceives as a threat.
- All There in the Manual: The individual names of the Lords are never given onscreen and can be found in supplemental materials. In fact, they're never even referred to as Lords, but rather as The Unknown.
- Animal Motifs: A standard practice for Kamen Rider monsters.
- Canis Latinicus: The naming pattern for the Lords, save for the El. Each name consists of two Latin words: genus + descriptor. Example: Pantheras Luteus = Leopard/Panther Saffron Yellow. Though, as to be expected, some translations can get blurred.
- Even Evil Has Standards: They're specifically to target humans blessed with the seed of Agito (those whom have supernatural abilities). Killing normal humans (unless said human had committed murder) is a taboo and the penalty is forced suicide. The Ant Lords somehow bypass this rule.
- Monogender Monsters: Averted with the inclusion of female Lords.
- Monster of the Week: Some for a week; others fortnight. They also often subvert the formula by showing up two or three at a time.
- Our Angels Are Different: To drive the point home, each Lord has wing-like appendeges sticking out of their backs.
- Palette Swap: Some Lords are grouped by animal genera; therefore, the costumes are similar. Female Lord costumes avert this.
- Punch Clock Villain: They could be called such, as they simply carry out the Overlord's will...but many of them are clearly shown taking sadistic pleasure in their kills.
- Rule of Symbolism: Bringing out religious references further, a halo appears above them when they summon a weapon or are about to die. They also make prayer hand gestures before killing a victim.
- Shout-Out: The first monster faced was a leopard with a red scarf, a design similar to a powerful demon, Ose, in the Shin Megami Tensei video games.