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Kotaro Minami/Kamen Rider Black
Tropes that apply to him in general
- Abel And Cain: Abel to Nobuhiko's Cain.
- Anti Anti Christ: See Phlebotinum Rebel as seen below.
- Back from the Dead: After his death at the hands of Shadow Moon, the Whale Mutant manages to retrieved his corpse and revived him with a special potion.
- Came Back Strong: As a result of being revived by the Whale Mutant through a special potion, he manages to destroy Grand Mutant Darom with ease.
- Fingerless Gloves
- Hope Bringer
- Messianic Archetype
- Phlebotinum Rebel: Is one of Gorgom's Chosen Ones, but escaped brainwashing and turned on them.
- The Hero: The titular character of the series.
- The Hero Dies: Was killed off by Shadow Moon during their first match.
- Training from Hell
Tropes exclusive to him as Kamen Rider Black
- Bare-Fisted Monk
- Calling Your Attacks/Finishing Move: The signature Rider Punch and Rider Kick.
- Dark is Not Evil
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Twice. First when insects corrupt him and make him go berserk, and again when Shadow Moon overrides Black's control of him.
- Cool Bike
- Crazy Jealous Guy
- Heroic Sacrifice
- Non Human Side Kick
- Big Bad: In the final two episodes.
- Evil Is Visceral: He's a giant floating heart.
- Greater Scope Villain: If it wasn't for him, not only would Kotaro and Nobuhiko have grown up leading normal lives, but Gorgom would not have been created, and Kotaro's adoptive father/Nobuhiko's father would still be alive
- Really 700 Years Old
- Satanic Archetype
- Walking Spoiler: It's really hard to talk about him without talking about spoiling the end of Black.
Nobuhiko Akizuki/Shadow Moon
- Abel And Cain: Cain to Kotaro's Abel.
- Anti Christ: Unlike Kotaro, Nobuhiko ended up become this figure thanks to the brainwashing he received from Gorgom.
- Big Bad: Once he's revived he assumes leadership of Gorgom.
- The Dragon: To the Creation King.
- Evil Counterpart: To Black.
- Hero Killer: With the help from the Creation King, he has managed to kill Black during their first match.
- Lightning Bruiser: Compared to Black's sleeker appearance, Shadow Moon has more armor-looking in appearance, yet his overall stats are equal to Black.
- Satanic Archetype: The Century Kings and the Creation King are essentially equivalent to the role of a demon king. This is lampshaded even futher in the manga adaptation by Shotaro Ishinomori were Black and Shadow Moon were addressed as "demon kings" instead of century kings.
- Shock and Awe: Comes in green, yellow, and red variants.
- Tragic Villain
High Priest/Grand Mutant Darom
- Big Creepy-Crawlies
- Evil Genius
- The Heavy: Default leader of the High Priests until Shadow Moon's revival.
- In the Hood
- Light is Not Good
- Psychic Powers