Characters / Kamen Rider Faiz

Takumi Inui/Kamen Rider Faiz/Wolf Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Kento Handa

A snarky, brutish delinquent whom Mari came across by chance while chased by Orphenochs. He becomes the primary user of the Faiz Gear, and the one best-suited to using its multiple functions. Later revealed to be the Wolf Orphenoch.

  • 555: Obviously. It's a pun on "Phi", "Fives" and "Faiz." Hilariously enough, 555 is a possible emergency number for Japan, meaning that every time he transforms he's literally dialing an emergency phone number for help... from himself.
  • Artificial Stupidity: Due to the fact that its only priority is "Protect Mari" it initially doesn't do a very good job at protecting TAKUMI. It eventually becomes a reliable ally to him even performing a Heroic Sacrifice in the finale of both the series and the movie.
  • Blood Knight: Mild example, he grew to enjoy being Faiz.
  • Boomerang Bigot: He had a time of wanting to kill all Orphnochs despite being one himself. This can be justified, every Orphnoch he met was either killing everyone around him, or was in their human form the entire time. Not to mention the fact that he hated his Orphenoch transformation due to misunderstandings.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: Refused to have anything to do with the Mari in the beginning, but several unintended encounters with Orphenochs and the belt being stolen and used by someone later, finally decides to assume the role of Faiz after seeing just how important that duty was, swearing to prevent it from being stolen.
  • Catch-Phrase: Not in the series, but his speech showing just how serious he is about protecting people has become iconic to him, having him declare it in many crossovers and game appearances.
    I don't have dreams. But you know, I can protect them.
  • Character Tic: His wrist flick, which he uses to either taunt opponents, start a battle or signal that he's about to do something awesome. He also kneels before every kick finishernote , and only uses Flying Side Kicks (The iconic Rider Kick style) for his kick finishers. These allow the viewers to know that it's Takumi wearing the suit and not anyone else.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He even says it in his nature to be sarcastic.
  • Deal with the Devil: He joins Lucky Clover to get Smart Brain to save Mari.
  • Death Seeker:
    • When he was tricked into thinking he attacked the Ryusei School reunion, he actively tries to get Kiba to kill him.
    • Played straight in Kamen Rider Taisen, where due to not being able to save Kusaka and his friends, he wonders if he deserves to live.
    • Completely inverted in Kamen Rider Yongou, where he ACTUALLY died during his series' ending. Due to being revived again, he wants some way to have everyone live, thus creating the time loops. In the end, even if he doesn't want to die again, Takumi destroys the time alteration machine.
  • Defrosting Ice King: At the beginning of the series, he was as rude as possible and tried to distance himself from Mari and Keitaro, only living at Keitaro's house as he was forced too. As the series goes on, he's noticeably less aggressive and more involved with his friends.
  • Threatening Shark: Aside from the Phi and Wolf motifs, Faiz has this as a secondary motif. This is revealed in the Kamen Rider Decade Net Movies, and can be seen in the little fangs on his mouthplate.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He had done this twice after he revealed his Orphnoch form in the series and again in a brief moment during the Kamen Rider Taisen incident.
  • Finishing Move: Whenever Faiz inserts a Mission Memory into his gear and presses Enter on the Faiz Driver, he executes an "Exceed Charge" finisher.
    • Crimson Smash: A Rider Kick that manifests as a red drill piercing the Orphnoch.
      • Axel Crimson Smash: A variant augmented by the Super Speed of Axel form.
      • Blaster Crimson Smash: Another variant with increased power from Blaster form.
    • Grand Impact: A Rider Punch with the Faiz Shot.
      • Axel Grand Impact: A variant augmented with Super Speed.
    • Sparkle Cut: A Rider Slash that powers up the Faiz Edge, traps the enemy with a Sword Beam and finishes it off with a powerful slice.
    • Faiz Blaster Sword Mode: "Photon Breaker", which coats the Faiz Blaster in Photon Blood energy for a powerful slash.
    • Faiz Blaster Gun Mode: "Photon Buster", which shoots out a massive beam from the Faiz Blaster.
  • Gatling Good: Fires bullets rapidly from its front wheel.
  • Handguns: Faiz Phone. Notably one of the few examples where the Transformation Trinket doubles as a weapon.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After he resolves to become the main wearer of the Faiz Gear once again.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Twice, once when he is rescued by Yuka. After he finds out that she is an Orphnoch, and questions if other Orphnoch aren't complete monsters, making him unable to fight. He gets over it, as he realizes that he should only attack those attacking humans. The second time is when he couldn't protect Mari from Sawada, causing her death. This is only further when he is forced to transform in front of his friends and have them be scared of him for a few episodes. It got worse again, when he was tricked into thinking he attacked the Ryusei School reunion, causing him to be a Death Seeker.

    Then, it happened a third time in Heisei Rider Vs Showa Rider Kamen Rider Wars Featuring Super Sentai via Retcon to have Kusaka die in Takumi's arms, leading to him suffering a ten year BSOD that ends up getting snapped out with thanks to Kensuke Jin, Kamen Rider X.
  • Hour of Power: Axel Form only lasts for ten seconds before Faiz reverts to normal.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Takumi is actually the wolf Orphenoch.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Tries several times to get away from Mari and the rest throughout the first arcs and throughout the series out of both being very antisocial and due to a misguided sense of protecting others, but it doesn't work. As it turns out, this is because he was afraid of hurting people and himself when their relationship inevitably ends.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Faiz Form. Also this among the three Rider Gears, as the Faiz gear is the least powerful, but has multiple functions plus is the least likely to kill you off quickly.
  • Jerkass Façade: It is later revealed he acts the way he does as he is scared of himself. And attempts to isolate people, so he can't hurt them.
  • Laser Blade: Faiz Edge
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Not only is he the main Rider with Red as a notable secondary color, his Super Mode Blaster Form drives it home by flooding his suit with red Photon Blood.
  • Leitmotif: "Double Standard", which describes his situation before the series and thanks to Mari, how much it's changed since he now has something to live for.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Axel Form
  • Meaningful Name: "Inui" contains the character for "dog" (Takumi is the Wolf Orphenoch.)
  • Memetic Hand Gesture: His signature wrist flick, which displays both his refined, hi-tech aesthetic and identifies him. Whether he's wearing the Faiz or Delta Gears, you'll know it's him by that little flick.
  • Mini-Mecha: Battle Mode.
  • Power Fist: Faiz Shot.
  • Protagonist Power-Up Privileges: The reason he got Axel form was Kusaka gave him the device, for some reason. He only activated Blaster Form as he was mailed the Faiz Blaster.
  • Shoulder Cannon: Bloody Cannon
  • The Slacker: He notes he has no dream and just wants to travel around. After ten episodes worth of Character Development, he takes this slacker attitude in a very positive direction.
    Takumi: You know, I don't have dreams. But I can protect the dreams of others.
  • The Snark Knight: Very heavily. He's very apathetic towards everyone on the surface, but he's afraid of becoming close to people. When the time comes, despite his cynicism, he'll always do what he thinks is right.

Yuji Kiba/Horse Orphnoch/Kamen Rider Orga

Portrayed by: Masayuki Izumi

  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Because he's confused about whether he's more human or Orphenoch, whether protecting either side is just, or whether either side is just at all, not to mention Kusaka mucking up any chance of him permanently becoming friends with Takumi, he allies with the main characters as much as he goes against them.
  • Henshin Hero: Has briefly had time as both Faiz and Kaixa. Notably, he's the only non-protagonist in the history of the franchise, who has taken on the role of the protagonist Rider for more than two episodes (Yuji was Kamen Rider Faiz for four episodes). Then there's him becoming Orga in the movie.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: Yes, he's the Horse Orphnoch, but his powered-up form does resemble a centaur more than anything else.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Holy. The first episode alone, has him being getting into a car accident putting him in a coma for 2 years. Then dying and reviving as an Orphnoch. He then finds, one his parents are dead, two he's homeless as his uncle sold his house, and that his uncle is corrupt. Three his girlfriend moved on and is dating his cousin, and his cousin tells him this in the most jackass way possible. Then he finds out his girlfriend was a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing the whole time.

Masato Kusaka/Kamen Rider Kaixa

Portrayed by: Kohei Murakami

A man whose one purpose in life is Mari's love, and he'll do anything to have it. Since all our heroes are quite close to Mari, this causes... problems, not helped by the fact that even without that he's an unrepentant jerkass. The primary user of the Kaixa Gear.

  • All Love Is Unrequited: He was in love with Mari since childhood, she never knew till he flat out told her. And at the end she seemed more interested in Kiba and later Takumi. This doesn't end well for him.
  • Anti-Hero: Verily, because of his backstabbing, scheming tendencies causing SO MANY problems. People are somehow unable to see how much of an ass he is despite this. Because his hatred is against the Orphenoch, he's a Designated Hero by virtue of being against the antagonists and monsters, yet even THAT falls flat on its face when he refuses to see the human side of Orphenochs even when some are genuinely good people, including Takumi himself.
  • Character Tic:
    • Wiping his hands with hand wipes when out of Gear, or wiping his hands when in Gear. Takumi lampshades it and snarks if Kusaka is a germaphobe. It's a compulsion Kusaka developed after he imagined he had spilled blood on the night of the Ryusei School reunion.
    • Occasionally, he'll adjust his collar while transformed.
    • All his Rider Kicks are double dropkicks.
  • Cool Sidecar: Side Basshar, as the name would suggest.
  • Declaration of Protection: Towards Mari, he reacts with extreme violence if he thinks you are planning to do anything to her. Or be next to be.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: While his predecessors and many successors in the Secondary Rider line are more of Jerks With Gold Hearts, he's so far the first of said category to be a full blown Jerkass, followed by Mitsuzane Kureshima (the latter is more of a Tertiary Rider). Curiously, Mitsuzane shared many traits with him.
    • Jerkass Has a Point: In Kamen Rider Taisen, mentioned the following quote to Takumi in his retconned death scene:
      Kusaka: Why... Why does someone as hollow as you with nothing to protect get to live? Why do I have to die?!
      • Actually, this trope is at least played with when you study Kusaka's character and history. He only thinks Takumi is hollow and has nothing to protect, because he's incapable of thinking Takumi as anything but scum, even if the latter wasn't an Orphnoch, and sees everyone else as a tool to help him succeed, save for Mari (and even then, he seems to treat her as more of a possession than as a person). Then, you consider everything about him, namely his character, his sense of self-entitlement, his sheer sociopathy, and everything he's done, then it's plain to see that he deserved to die horribly, no matter what canon. That said, it also doesn't stop Takumi from feeling the least bit upset about him, and in this case seems to think Kusaka was actually right for once to call him out on this because of the Jerkass Façade he used to isolate others, making him appear hollow to everyone.
  • Karmic Death: In the Faiz novel, his stalkerish behavior towards and rape of Mari gets paid back by Kiba literally ripping him limb-from-limb and his getting "taken in" by his own Stalker With a Crush, Saya Kimura, very much in the fashion of Misery.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He might be fighting against the Orphnoch, but he is a complete bastard. Attempting to taking Takumi's place in Mari's heart, or really ANYONE'S place in Mari's heart.
  • Transforming Mecha: Side Basshar.
  • Yandere: He gets violently jealous of anyone close to Mari.

Shuji Mihara/Kamen Rider Delta

Portrayed by: Atsushi Harada

The primary user of the Delta Gear.

  • The Call Knows Where You Live: After getting the Delta gear, Smart Brain starts tracking his movements to get the belt back.
  • Character Tic: All his Rider Kicks are Bicycle Kicks.
  • Finishing Move: Lucifer's Hammer
  • Friend to All Children: He and Rina work at an orphanage, wanting to care for the children with no parents like him.
  • Handguns: Delta Blaster.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Which is why he is the perfect user for the Delta belt, he is one of the few that power didn't corrupt.
  • Killed Offscreen: He doesn't show up in The Movie for this reason. The explanation comes in the prequel story Lost World (from S.I.C. Hero Saga), where Kusaka throws him to the Rose Orphnoch because he's (wrongly) convinced that Mihara was putting the moves on Mari.
  • Refusal of the Call: Even before he got the Delta belt, he actively tried to ignore the weirdness going around him. Subverted later on when he FINALLY realizes that he has the responsibility to fight for others.
  • Ship Tease: He has some with Rina.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: As the Delta user, he has the most power. But has no idea how to fight, nor does he want to.

Mari Sonoda

Portrayed by: Yuria Haga

  • Determinator: She has her moments. Like trying to transform to Faiz despite knowing it won't work.
  • Dude Magnet: She has three people after her. Kusaka and Sawada have loved her since childhood. While Kaido gets a crush on her as well. Based on extent that Takumi is willing to go for her, he probably likes her as well.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: It actually cost her life once.
  • Leitmotif: "Kaban" (Bag), which is about her entrusting her future to Takumi.
  • Oblivious to Love: She never knew Kusaka and Sawada liked her since childhood, despite everyone else seemed to know.

Keitaro Kikuchi

Portrayed by: Ken Mizorogi

His family runs a dry cleaning service and he houses some of the crew.

  • Allergic to Evil: Well, not quite "evil". The instances where he sneezes and says he's allergic to people with "bad hearts"? There's an Orphnoch nearby. Yes, that applied to Takumi the first time they met as well.
  • For Happiness: The philosophy behind why he cleans clothes, and everything else.

Naoya Kaido/Snake Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Mitsuru Karahashi

  • Death Seeker: Inverted in Kamen Rider Yongou where after having spent 10 years without his dead friends, he decides that death is completely meaningless and full of sadness, and is willing to protect Takumi's life at any cost... even if that's the whole world being under the reign of Shocker.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Had to abandon his ambitions to become a professional guitarist due to an injury to his hand.
  • Oblivious to Love: Remains cheerfully unaware that Yuka has feelings for him.
  • Sole Survivor: He is the last person alive of his own series following the conclusion of Kamen Rider Yongou. Kaido, however, wonders if Takumi is still walking on the face of Earth.

Yuka Osada/Crane Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Yoshika Kato

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sometimes kills Muggle criminals for fun.
  • Break the Cutie: The reason for her eventually snapping and killing sister and basketball teammates.
  • Broken Bird: Obviously, what with being the Crane Orphnoch and all.

Teruo Suzuki/Arch Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Kayako Watanabe (child), Shun Kobayashi (shadow), Hiroshi Yanaka (Arch Orphnoch's voice)

  • Not Quite Dead: Got defeated by both Takumi and Kiba, the latter sacrified his life as a result. He got gravely wounded and placed under stasis under Smart Brain.
  • Internal Homage: A grasshopper man with a scarf? Hmmmm...
  • True Final Boss: While Murakami and the Lucky Clovers are the main antagonists for most of the series, Teruo's eventual awakening as the Arch Orphnoch has made him the last threat the riders has to face in the end.
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