Characters: Kamen Rider Fourze Kamen Rider Club
aka: Kamen Rider Fourze Anti Zodiarts Union
A secret school club in Amanogawa High dedicated to protecting the students and faculty from the Zodiarts threat. Their club room is the Rabbit Hatch, a secret facility on the moon that they can reach through a mysterious locker in the school.
The club was founded by Gentaro after he became Kamen Rider Fourze. Their charter includes helping out the students wherever possible and researching the Astro Switches to aid Fourze's fight against the Zodiarts.
- Action Girl: Miu, standing up to Zodiarts (unarmed) and temporarily using the Powerdizer.
- Badass Bookworm: Kengo. Book smart, was able to use Power Dizer for a while, and willing to shock his whole left arm with electricity to save Gentaro.
- Badass Normal: Shun whether he be in the Powerdizer or not.
- Breaking the Fellowship: Already a dark day to start with, but that's only the first of a string of bad events to happen to the Club.
- Dwindling Party: Virgo sends Tomoko into the Dark Nebula at the end of #40. Then, in the next episode, she starts threatening the rest of the Club in order for them to quit, leaving only Gentaro, Kengo, and Ryusei as the remaining members, only for Ryusei to get sent to the Dark Nebula as well.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Gentaro all but names this trope in #18, saying that because they clashed at first, they got to see each others' real faces, which is why they can be friends now.
- First Name Basis: Everyone (except Kengo) will call Gentaro by his first name. Kengo gets annoyed at Gentaro calling him by his first name (at first) while Yuki adds the suffix "-kun" and Shun sometimes calls him by his last name (Utahoshi). JK is justified seeing as we don't even know his full name and Tomoko will sometimes be nicknamed "Tomo-chan".
- Gondor Calls for Aid: in The Movie, Fourze's Astro Switches are all damaged, and they all need to be reactivated simultaneously in order to create a new, special Switch. The Club enlists nearly every single side character in the series to perform the feat. Also lapses into an Enemy Mine when, being one Astro Switcher short, Yuki finds a surprise volunteer in Mitsuaki Gamou.
- Heartbroken Badass: A little bit with Gentaro in the Mega Max. He was further broken down by the apparent death of his best friend Kengo.
- The Power of Friendship: Friendship gives you allies, new powers, hugs, and lots of fun on a Moon Base.
- A special mention should be made for #35-#36 in which the lost of JK friendship actually made Gentaro lose the ability to transform into Cosmic state.
- Power Walk: they get to do one in The Movie.
- Rule of Symbolism: Miu's Christmas Cake has 7 little candles that represent each of the members: a pink 'M' for her, a candle topped with a star (Yuki), a small black one (Tomoko), a purple zigzag (JK), a tall blue candle (Shun), a red candle (Gentaro) and a small green one (Kengo)
- Secret Handshake: All members do Gentaro's when they are accepted as friends/members of the Club.
- Secret Keeper: All members are sworn to secrecy about Fourze and the Rabbit Hatch. After #32, minus Ohsugi, they're all the keepers about Meteor's identity.
- Took a Level in Badass: Subverted. It seemed to be the case for Yuki and JK in #25. Yuki's become Club President and JK being the new Power Dizer pilot. The problems-as Ryusei noted-was that Yuki is unable to keep her cool at times and JK doesn't have the stamina that Shun has to pilot. Most likely play straighter in the movie as some are seen with guns battling in a space station.
- True Companions: They stick together through and through. To the point that in #26 when it seemed like Miu and Shun would leave due to graduation, they actually would be able to stay since their universities are close by the high school.
- You Are Not Alone: Gentaro's message to Tomoko in Episode 10 and Yuki's message to Kengo in Episode 12.
- Heck, whenever one is down, another will come and comfort them, showing that everything's alright.
- #32 had the best showing of this when Kengo is reaching out to Gentaro inbetween limbo and it shows the other members of the Kamen Rider Club are supporting Kengo.
- Official Couple: Ryusei and Tomoko after #44.
- Shipper on Deck: Most members of the Kamen Rider Club seem to be shipping Tomoko and Ryuusei. Particularly obvious at the end of #44 when Yuuki hands out homemade tickets to space and gives those two a couple's ticket.
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Gentaro Kisaragi/Kamen Rider Fourze
Gentaro Kisaragi/Kamen Rider Fourze
Portrayed by: Sota Fukushi (live), Seiji Takaiwa (suit)
The series protagonist. A second-year high school student with a Delinquent
image who vows to become friends with every single person in the school.
- All-Loving Hero: It's his job to go about befriending everyone in school and accepting them for who they are, doing whatever he needs to do to make them smile. This goes to the extent of dying so Ryusei can be happy to see his friend awaken once more in Episode 31, then coming Back from the Dead the next episode, stronger than ever. He then outdoes himself in the finale when he forgives Gamou for killing Kengo, and gives him the handshake. And Gamou accepts!
- All Your Powers Combined: Cosmic State, which can combine the powers of different switches.
- Barizun Sword Combos
- Rocket + Elec
- Chain Array + Fire note
- Right Leg Combos
- Launcher + Freeze
- Giantfoot + Freeze
- Giantfoot + Launcher note
- Beat + Net
- Launcher + Net
- Left Leg Combos
- Left Arm Combos
- Attack Drone: The NS Magnetcannons can act independently when separated from Fourze.
- Back from the Dead: Gets revived via the use of the Cosmic Switch after being killed off by Meteor in #31.
- Badass: In just two episodes, he's already shown many such qualities.
- Badass Boast: "With our bonds, we'll grab hold of space!!" during Cosmic State.
- Badass Teacher: In the future where he still has the Fourze Driver. Also he fought some Ghouls untransformed.
- Bare-Handed Blade Block: With Virgo.
- Batter Up: He tries to dual wield baseball bats against Cancer in #23...only for them to be sliced off by Cancer's powerful claw.
- Berserk Button: He's the Nice Guy through and through and will take a lot of crap to make friends, but do not intentionally harm his friends. Makise learned the hard way, being left instead at the mercy of his prospective victims.
- Big Red Button: The Cosmic Switch is one, and it's huge compared to most switches.
- Bling of War: Elec State. Unlike several past seasons, the gold form is his first powerup rather than the last.
- Book Dumb: He considers a 50% on a test the highest score he's ever received (and even then Satake adjusted it from 18, partly as an expression of his gratitude for saving his son).
- He also has no idea what English words mean (he thinks "trash" meant he was manly, and that "knight" was a bad thing).
- In #19, he struggles with elementary school math problems (and while he struggles on what's the square root of 49, the Hand Switch has dismantled a bike.)
- In #22 he confronts Haruka as Fourze and assume she has the switch. Oh, she had it alright; but it's not the switch he was talking about.
- In #23, Ohsugi has the tests from a few episodes back. Can anyone guess what Gentaro got on his? A four!
- In #31, he's playing around with the Cosmic Switch despite it screaming out "Danger! Danger!" in English while the other Kamen Rider Club Members back away slowly. Heck, he even had to ask what the heck Danger meant before the switch said "Goodbye" and it blew up in his face.
- In #37, he couldn't answer any of the questions in the astronaut written exam.
- Boxing Lessons for Superman: In the end of #22, Haruka is seen teaching Gentaro kickboxing.
- Calling Your Attacks: Does this with his Limit Breaks and sometimes normal attacks.
- In Episode 5, only using switch #1, he calls out "Rider Rocket Punch" against the Unicorn Zodiarts.
- Came Back Strong: After being killed at the end of #31, he's revived in #32 with his access to his Super Mode, Cosmic State.
- Catch Phrase: Post-transformation...
- It has been translated a couple different ways, but the most common translations are "Space is here!", "It's space time!" or even "Blast off!"
- Pre-battle, he also has, "Kamen Rider Fourze! Let's settle this one on one!"
- When he enters Comic State, "With our bonds, we'll grab hold of space!"
- He also has one pre-transformation, as he constantly introduces himself with, "I'm Kisaragi Gentaro. I'm the man who will befriend everybody in this school."
- Character Tics: Smoothing his hair; he even does it while transformed!
- Every time he states he'll befriend everybody in school, he thumps his chest twice with his right hand, then points to the person or people he's talking to.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: While he isn't the most obvious choice, he's fit enough to wield the Fourze System with no problems, but what really made Gentaro stand out for this trope is that he has shown to have enough strength to hit a baseball clear out of a outdoors batting cage's netting in #24.
- Chick Magnet: If #25 is true, he was about to be a prom date for either Ritsuko (Altar Zodiarts) or Tamae (Chameleon Zodiarts). The end of the episode indicates that even Miu wanted to go with him.
- This continues in #33 with Yukina Takamura who is trying to be Gentaro's girlfriend and tries to shove Yuki and Ryusei out of the way (even going as far as to blackmail Yuki) to make sure the two are together.
- Childhood Friends: With Yuki.
- Companion Cube: at the beginning of #15, he was apologizing to the Rocket and Drill Switches, having temporarily exhausted them after using a Double Limit Break in the previous episode.
- Even earlier than that, he yells at the Elec Switch, asking what it's deal is before saying he's going to befriend it.
- Cool Bike: The Machine Massigler. Not only is it a motorcycle designed after a space shuttle, it can, with help from the Power Dizer, launch into outer space under it's own power and produces no air pollution!
- Cooldown Hug: Gives one of these to Kengo in #47.
- Cool Teacher: While we dont see much interaction with his student, what little we do we see they do look up to him and what we know of his character, he help out his student. Like helping one use his powers for good and become a hero.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He seems stupid on the surface, but he's a great fighter and a little bit smarter than he seems. In D&D terms, you might say that he's got a high Wisdom score, but a low-to-medium Intelligence.
- One of the best showings of this is Episode 15. He figured out who the Perseus Zodiarts was by observing a tilted building in a painting, and from thinking about what the painter of said painting told him.
- Repeat itself when he figured out who was the Lynx Zodiarts by just a Character Tic.
- On a more personal level, episode 18 shows him to be an almost superhumanly good judge of character.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Back during the third grade, his parents died in a traffic accident, which resulted in him living with his grandfather, Goro Kisaragi.
- It's also fits into Mood Dissonance since he states it calmly and a happy upbeat song is playing in the background.
- Determinator: After getting stung with a poison from Scorpion Zodiarts, he has the willpower to walk all the way to where JK was hanging out, and use him as a crutch as he staggers toward Miura at the top of the school, just so he can hand him Mari's photo album.
- He's so determined that he was somehow able to move despite being petrified completely, though he says it's because Perseus' heart wasn't in it.
- De-power: In Movie War Ultimatum, he destroys the Fourze Driver in order to motivate his student Saburo into becoming a better person. It works, resulting in Saburo's Heel-Face Turn into Inazuman, and the rest of the Rider Club remains convinced that Fourze will return if and when he's needed.
- Elemental Powers:
- Astro Switches
- State Forms
- Establishing Character Moment: Rushing in after Kengo throws a letter from a girl who tried to confess to him into the creek and reprimanding him (in a very Hotblooded fashion), then jumping into the water after it. And then stating he wishes to become friends with everyone in the school, including Kengo, even if he doesn't like him.
- Expy: He's a Japanese Delinquent All-Loving Idiot Hero with a crazy hairdo and a Hot-Blooded Catchphrase who believes in The Power of Friendship and aims to befriend almost everyone. He's the show's Yuma Tsukumo after all.
- Extremity Extremist: Certain Astro Switches will force this role upon him. Details below.
- Face of a Thug: Invoked - he looks like a delinquent with greaser hair, but his personality is something of the opposite.
- Famous Last Words: "It's the first time you've been honest with me Ryusei. I got the chance to meet you head on, and helped you out...I'm glad...Even if...it killed...me..."
- Feed It with Fire: Episode 10 reveals that Fire State can absorb fire attacks contingent with his willpower.
- Finishing Move: Called Limit Breaks.
- Base State:
- Rocket Drill Kick: Fourze activates the Rocket and Drill Switches, using the former's thrust to propel himself forward and strike the opponent with the spinning drill. He adds "Rider" in front of it after learning about Kamen Riders in Episode 2.
- Rocket Drill Space Kick: A Recycled In Space version with the inclusion of the Radar Switch to be more precise in hitting the Zodiarts Switch and being in space to minimize collateral damage.
- Rider Rocket Drill Space Kick: Another Recycled In Space version only minus the Radar Module.
- Rider Rocket Drill Great Space Kick: A Double Limit Break in which the Rocket and Drill Modules change into larger versions for a more powerful attack, but doing this temporarily drains the switches of all their cosmic energy, rendering them useless until they've had some time to "recharge".
- (Unnamed): Uses the Pen Switch and attacks the enemy with caligraphy strokes. The ink then hardens, thus immobilizing parts of the Zodiarts.
- (Unnamed 2): Fourze uses the Claw, Chainsaw, Spike, and Scissors Switches in a spinning slash attack.
- Youth Galaxy Great Great Great Drill Kick: A Quadruple Limit Break, in which Fourze pulls the lever an additional three times to use as much power as possible.
- Elec State:
- Rider Ten Billion Volt Break: Fourze plugs the Elec Switch into the Billy the Rod and inserts the plug into the left socket, then strikes the Zodiarts with a powerful electric blow.
- Rider Ten Billion Volt Shoot: Fourze plugs the Elec Switch into Billy the Rod and inserts the plug into the middle socket, then strikes the Zodiarts with an electric beam slash.
- Rider Ten Billion Volt Burst: Fourze plugs the Elec Switch into the Billy the Rod and inserts the plug into the right socket, then strikes the Zodiarts with an electric shockwave.
- Rider Lightning Drill Kick: Fourze activates the Drill Switch, striking the Zodiarts with a super-charged Rider Kick.
- Fire State:
- Rider Exploding Shoot: Fourze plugs the Fire Switch into the Hee-Hackgun in Flame Mode, which absorbs surrounding thermal energy and shoots it out in a powerful blast.
- (Unnamed): Fourze plugs the Fire Switch into the Hee-Hackgun in Fire Extinguisher Mode and shoots out water from it like a fire hose. Only here because it is a Limit Break.
- (Unnamed 2): Fourze activates the Fire, Launcher, and Gatling Switches all at once for maximum firepower.
- Magnet State:
- Rider Super Electromagnetic Bomber: Fourze fires an intense beam of electromagnetism from the NS Magnetcannon, then envelops the target and crushes the target until it implodes. However, the latter is only for metallic foes. For everyone else, it shoots a beam of pure electromagnetism point blank from the N&S Magcannon.
- Rider Super Electromagnetic Tackle: Fourze charges up the Magnetcannons and tackles the Zodiarts.
- Rider Super Electromagnetic Bomber: Total Barrage: Fourze uses the NS Magnetcannon with the Launcher and Gatling Modules for maximum firepower.
- Rider Super Electromagnetic Strike: A Combination Attack with Meteor. Fourze gives Meteor the N Magnet switch and they both activate the limit break. The N Magnet and S Magnet switch attract, crushing the foes in between Fourze and Meteor.
- Cosmic State:
- Rider Super Galaxy Finish: Fourze changes the Barizun Sword to Boost Mode and tackles the Zodiarts through a portal that leads out of Earth's atmosphere. Fourze then changes the sword back to Sword Mode and attacks with a humongous Sword Beam.
- Rider Kick: A kick, charged with cosmic energy.
- Rocket State:
- Rider Tailspin Crusher: A corkscrew kick.
- Rider Double Rocket Drill Kick: Fourze activates the Drill Switch, then uses both rocket's thrust to propel himself forward and kick the enemy.
- Rocket Drill State: Rider Rocket Drill Blast note
- Meteor Fusion State: Rider Fusion Drill Kick note
- Meteor Nadeshiko Fusion State:
- Rider (Double) Rocket Missile: Fourze launches one or both Rocket Modules at the enemy.
- Rider Ultimate Crusher: A stronger version of Rocket States' Rider Tailspin Crusher.
- Fun T-Shirt: Starting at Episode 5, Gentaro's been wearing different shirts. One has a green "X" on it, another has some sort of chemistry formula (comes in white and pink), another other says "It's better to give than to receive" (in English, none the less), another depicts a solar system, the latest one is a tessellation of snowflakes.
- Genre Savvy: Despite being a complete idiot, he knew that Ryusei was just acting fake under that chipper mask and didn't want to befriend him. When Ryusei was about to knock the lights out of him, Gentaro noted he wanted to befriend that Ryusei instead.
- Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: Used when he states how he'll make friends with everyone at the school.
- Golden Super Mode: The Elec State, lamshaded by Miu in its debut with Fourze being a golden knight. It's actually downplayed given this is his first Super Mode and he has access to better ones afterwards.
- Go Out with a Smile: The end of #31.
- Got Me Doing It: When he assumed Meteor Fusion States, he does Ryusei's Character Tic and is prone to the Funny Bruce Lee Noises.
- Heartbroken Badass: One word: Nadeshiko.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Believes that everything, however seemingly useless on the surface, can be useful if applied correctly. Best demonstrated in the uses of Hopping and Pen Switches.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: when in proper school uniform, and according to Ohsugi, anyway.
- Movie Wars Ultimatum shows Gentaro in a suit (having become a teacher), and even with his trademark pompadour it's clear that this trope is in full effect. He looks good in that suit.
- Hidden Depths: #27 reveals that his parents died in a traffic accident when he was young and that he now lives with his grandfather who works at Kisaragi Motors, which explains why he's able to ride the Massigler.
- Holding Back the Phlebotinum: a Double Limit Break is said to use up the Astro Switch's Cosmic Energy, rendering it unusable until it fully recharges.
- Homage: To Kamen Rider Super-1. Also, his story in MEGAMAX can be likened to Kamen Rider Stronger, especially when you remember who he cosplayed as, and the namesake of his love interest.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Yuki and Kengo literally have to tell him what to do in his first fight.
- Later episodes show that he's actually practicing on the lunar surface and training how to use his Switches.
- Idiot Hero: During the special education classes, a test comes in stating people who get less than 50% fail. He got a 50% (and even then adjusted from 18%) and he states that's the highest score he's ever gotten.
- It's slightly deconstructed as he states to Miura that because he's such an idiot, all he can do is just protect his friends even while trying to walk toward him after getting afflicted by Scorpion Zodiarts' poison.
- Takes it to new levels during his portion of Movie War Ultimatum to make Sataka realize What You Are in the Dark, Gentaro TOSSES HIS DRIVER IN LAVA, DESTROYING IT! Sure he gets his Driver back for the remainder of the movie, but unless it can be rebuilt, he's now powerless! Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!
- Informed Ability: Subverted. He states in the first episode that he's befriended a thousand people before coming to school. While we don't see any of the thousand friends he made, we see that he's just as good as making friends in his current school.
- Japanese Delinquents: Subverted. He really just wants to genuinely make friends and help people. This is just a normal dress mode for him.
- Jet Pack: Fourze has one built into his armor.
- Jumped at the Call: He takes the Fourze Driver so fast he forgets to ask how to use it!
- Just a Kid: Eiji was surprised when he found out that the Rider who saved him from Gara was still in high school.
- The Klutz: Demonstrated rather well in Episode 4, where he trips while trying to leap over a rack of bowling balls, and later bangs his hands on support beams while doing his "UCHUU KITAAA~!" pose. Miu actually admonishes him to pay more attention to his surroundings after this. In Episode 5 he smacks his own crotch with the Chain Array (partly due to shock over watching the Unicorn Zodiarts remove its horse mask to reveal its true form). Episode 9 continues this, where he, while ruminating on the existence of witches, accidentally blinds himself (and Kengo) with the Flash's light.
- And again in Episode 14. After returning from space (and beating the crap out of Scorpion Nova), he tries standing on a large mound of dirt...and then trips and falls.
- The Knights Who Say Squee: He couldn't contain his own excitement upon meeting the Legendary Riders in MEGAMAX.
- Latex Space Suit: The Fourze suit allows him to freely operate in space and on the moon.
- Large Ham: Possibly the hammiest rider ever. And that, we must remind you, is saying something.
- Limited Wardrobe: Subverted. Gentaro is always shown in his black jacket and pants but will swap for a new shirt every now and then. #17 also shows him in a new jacket.
- Load-Bearing Hero: uses most of his power in order to send the enormous Satellite Weapon XVII into a warp drive before it could attack the Earth.
- Love You and Everybody: As stated in #33:
Yukina: "Is there anybody you like?"
Gentaro: "Everybody I've ever been friends with. Everybody I'm currently friends with. And everybody I'm ever gonna be friends with."
Yukina: "You mean, all of humanity?!"
- Magnetic Hero: How he befriended Miu (Episode 4), JK (Episode 6), Shun (Episode 8) and Tomoko (Episode 10).
- Lampshaded in Episode 6, when Gamou compares him to a gravitational lens.
- Gentaro delivered on his promise on making friends with everyone. In Episode 17, he's shown chatting with the Delinquents, the Pretty Girls, and a Fan Club and getting along with them.
- Now in the literal sense, with Magnet State.
- He's had this ability when he was a kid, and made a new friend nearly every single day during Elementary School.
- In fact, if he's to be believed (and after all the examples, not so hard), he has made about a 1000 friends in the span of 10 years, from 3rd elementary to 2nd year high school, so 100 a year!!
- Manly Tears: He is a very emotional person. Highlights include:
- In Episode 2, when it finally hits him that he's in outer space.
- Contrast with Episode 8, where he engages in Inelegant Blubbering after hearing Shun's Freudian Excuse.
- And again in Episode 13 after hearing Mari's concern for her boyfriend Miura.
- And once more in Episode 19 following how badly Kengo hates him.
- Sheds some more in #26 after Shun tells him to give Miu a dance.
- Sheds some in #47 when Kengo gives his final farewells before he leaves for space.
- Men Don't Cry: And yet in Movie War Megmax, he states that the only time a man should cry was when A) they lose their wallet or B) they get dumped.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Magnet State
- Motifs: Most of Fourze's forms are based on an astronaut. The only exceptions are Elec State (construction worker) and Fire State (firefighter).
- Mundane Utility: He isn't above using some of the Switches for his own amusement. It's usually Kengo who calls him out on it.
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Pompadour sense!
- Mythology Gag: The Fourze henshin pose is adapted from Garren's.
- New Transfer Student
- Nice Guy: He has to be since - as he puts it - he already made friends with 1000 people before coming to Amanogawa.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: It's thanks to him that Kengo Took a Level in Jerkass.
- He does realize his mistake and tries to apologize. But losing the NS Magphone has just made Kengo scream "YOU'RE A COMPLETE IDIOT!" to the delinquent's face just made it worse.
- He also stopped the Libra Zodiarts from giving another student a Zodiarts Switch, causing him to accidentally drop it. Another student found it, went beyond its Last One stage and eventually turned into Cancer Zodiarts.
- Our Hero Is Dead: The end of Episode 31.
- Parental Abandonment: He lost his parents in the 3rd Grade as revealed in #27 and lives with his grandfather.
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: He'll often say "Let's do this man-to-man!" when challenging the Monster of the Week.
- Raised by Grandparents: Well, by his grandfather, anyway.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He has this pink tank top under his jacket in the opening and early in Episode 3, and a pink version of one of his Fun T-Shirt (the one with the chemistry formula). That doesn't stop him from kicking someone's ass when it comes down to it.
- Then we have the Net Switch. What does it look like? A pink butterfly net. What does it do? Trap enemies with a net made of Cosmic Energy.
- Retraux: Like anything. There's the uniform and the hair, his schoolbag is the traditional leather carry-handle type and even his ringtone is a 70s enka theme (until he switches to the MagPhone, though). Basically, Gentaro is an old school Idiot Hero pulled straight from the pages of classic "shonen" fiction.
- His Retraux hobbies help him figure out the identity of DJ Gene in #35 because Gentaro always requested an enka song—Cape Friendship—that Gene never wanted to play on his radio show.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Kengo (as himself) and Meteor's (as Fourze) blue.
- Sacrificial Lion: We better hope there's no bad repercussions after the events of #31.
- Say My Name: It's sort of a trend mostly when he sees someone close to him dead/dying.
- In Movie War Megamax, "NADESHIKO!!!!!"
- And in #47: "KENGO!!!!!!"
- In Super Hero Taisen/#41: "METEOR!!!!"
- And in Ultimatum, "YUKI!!!!"
- Second Year Protagonist
- Selective Magnetism: Magnet State.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: Turns out Gentaro has it as well, but it was very hidden. And who is it? Dissect Gentaro's name in English, rearrange and remove some letters gives you Stronger.
- Static Character: He doesn't get lots of characterization, but rather spends time giving Character Development to everyone else.
- Tragic Keepsake: Still has the S-1 switch that Nadeshiko gave him in the Mega Max movie.
- Transfer Student Uniforms: Rather than the Amanogawa uniform, he wears a more old-fashioned style of uniform in keeping with his "delinquent" image.
- Unwanted Harem: Episodes 25-26 focus, in part, on several third-year girls wanting to ask Gentarou out to prom. Including Miu.
- Kinda subverted, as it wasn't that he didn't want them, he was just too dull to notice they were into him. Not to mention, they were Ritsuko and Tamae, former Zodiarts he defeated. Also, he made them made when images of the Alter Zodiarts made him suspecious that Ritsuko got her hands on another Switch.
- Use Your Head: Uses this as a part of his fighting style.
- Visual Pun: Have you seen what the Stealth module looks like?
- Weapon of Choice: Has 40 individually numbered switches that give his limbs a weapon or other useful device. Each limb is compatible with 10 switches.
- Circle (Right Arm): Tend to be weapons. If the switch is a multiple of 10, it allows Fourze to change into a different form.
: A large flashlight.
30: N Magnet
: Used in conjunction with the S Magnet Switch to transform Fourze into Magnet State, armed with the N Magnet Cannon
on his right shoulder.
- Cross (Right Leg): Medium-range usage.
: Works for only 5 seconds at a time, though.
: A mini-refrigerator.
: A large boot that can summon a single giant spectral boot from the air once Fourze stomps with the Module. It's an illusion, though; its real power is to intensify gravity
over where the illusion lands onto.
: A butterfly net.
- Triangle (Left Leg): Sometimes for transportation.
: A large faucet.
: Places a Kamen Rider Club stamp on the enemy that turns into a Time Bomb
- Square (Left Arm): Support equipment.
(most commonly used when Fourze has launched himself into space to finish off a Zodiarts)
A shield in the shape of a rocket.
(Can also slam it onto the ground to create shockwaves)
: A first-aid kit, whose powers can even be channeled externally in the form of a special glove.
31: S Magnet
: Used in conjunction with the N Magnet Switch to transform Fourze into Magnet State, armed with the S Magnet Cannon
on his left shoulder.
- Super Astro Switches: Upgraded versions of Fourze's standard switches.
Clear Drill: Transforms Fourze into Rocket Drill State, armed with a hybrid rocket
on his right arm.
Fusion: Transforms Fourze into either Meteor Fusion State, armed with the Meteor Galaxy
on his right arm, or Meteor Nadeshiko Fusion State, armed with a rocket on each hand
Nadeshiko: Only compatible with Meteor Nadeshiko Fusion State, where it arms Fourze with the Hovering Lifter
on his legs.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Gentaro has a fear of cicadas as seen in Episode 9. Episode 10 expands on this fear in that he also fear the cicada cocoons, shells and pupa.
- Worf Had the Flu: After the debut of Cosmic State, something seems to happen to Gentaro that prevents him from utilizing its full power in each subsequent arc (JK breaking ties with the Club, Gentaro himself holding back because he doesn't want to hurt Aquarius, being turned into a puppet by Taurus, Virgo sending Tomoko to the Dark Nebula and forcing the Kamen Rider Club to split...).
- "World of Cardboard" Speech: to Virgo in #42.
Live Actor: Ryuki Takahashi
A second-year student who possesses the technology behind Fourze. He originally intended to become Fourze, but because of his weak constitution he was forced to pass the Fourze Driver onto Gentaro. He acts as Gentaro's technical support instead.
- Arbitrary Skepticism: In a world where his schoolmates transform into cosmic abominations, a locker in a forbidden room serves as a pathway to a lunar Space Station, and with his late father's technology in the hands of an idiot superhero, Kengo stands out in his denial of the possibility of witchcraft and the supernatural. Not that it stops him from concurring that Tomoko has the ability to sense an Astro Switch's potential.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Displays this by working out how to improve his old friend's running stance via physics, despite having never tried competitive running himself.
- Back from the Dead: He gets revived thanks to Gamou transforming into Aquarius Zodiarts and using its healing powers to fix the Core Switch.
- Barrier Warrior: With the Core Switch in him, he can create barriers of Cosmic Energy.
- Batman Can Breathe in Space: Pulls off his astronaut helmet in #47—in front of Gentaro and Yuki—to show that he's not human.
- Beneath the Mask: Shown in Episode 12 - despite trying to act calm and composed (even when his father's technology is in a hands of an Idiot Hero), he breaks down in tears screaming that he doesn't want to die alone on the moon.
- Character Tics: Playing with one of the Astro Switches in public. Sure it's only to show off the newest switch and lead into the Cold Open at times, but still.
- Cheshire Cat Grin: Uncharacteristically sports one of these in #25 as he drags JK off to pilot Power Dizer.
- Childhood Friends: He knew Rumi Egata since they were in first grade.
- Cool Gate: A locker on a forbidden room has one to a space station called the Rabbit Hatch. Yuki explains that this is because of the Astro Switches' power that connects it with the school.
- Creepy Monotone: How he starts talking in #47, giving us lines like this. ( Even if it is all an act to hide the pain he's going through):
"The person you [Yuki and Gentaro] see in front of you is nothing more than a compilation of the data of your species."
(after Gentaro insists that he's his friend) "Friendship? I suppose I have processed that data too. I'm sure the Presenters will find your illogical existence to be intriguing."
(when asked if the Kamen Rider Club was meaningless) Yes. When I awakened as the Core Child, I lost all human emotions."
- Dangerous Sixteenth Birthday: Eighteenth :
- Defrosting Ice Queen: King this time. Undergoing this courtesy to Gentaro. The first breakthrough is his acceptance of the Kamen Rider Club's existence and formally joining it for good at the end of Episode 12. The second was in #19/#20 once he understands that he's always going to be good friends with Gentaro and his role as the strategist is never going to be replaced.
- Determinator: Persisted on trying to jam the Cosmic Switch into the Fourze Driver to save a dying Gentaro, despite the electrical discharge it gave. Not to mention the multiple times he tried using Medical Switch prior to that.
- Disappeared Dad: His dad was killed years ago by men who wanted the Astro Switches for themselves.
- Early-Bird Cameo: In the final episode of Kamen Rider OOO.
- Eleventh Hour Superpower: Once he's awakened as the Core Child, Kengo is able to throw Sagittarius and Leo around with a wave of his hand. Unfortunately, Sagittarius Nova is still stronger.
- Expy: A combination of Philip (in genius wise and knowledge about key item which became the main theme of the series, and status as Mysterious Waif) and Ankh (personality wise).
- Famous Last Words: "Gentaro...."
- Hidden Depths: As stated in #35, he delved into drums a little.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: Shown in Episode 12 when he breaks down in tears exclaiming how he doesn't want to die alone on the moon and tearing down the Kamen Rider Club banner when he assumes that everyone has betrayed him or he assumes that no one wants to help him.
- Ill Boy: See Refused by the Call.
- Insistent Terminology: Constantly kept reminding the group that the gathering is not a club and Miu is not its president. He even lampshades this by asking how many times he's going to repeat it.
- Ultimately subverted in Episode 12, when he finally accepts Gentaro's friendship and joins his Club.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Initially passed off as a morose jerkass who wants to be left alone and keeps denying the Club's existence, but is subsequently shown to have a softer side, evidenced by allowing Tomoko into the Club out of recognition for her ability to sense a Switch's potential and ultimately acknowledging the Club and becoming an official member at the end of Episode 12.
- He'll have his jerk moments every now and then like the #19/#20 arc, but he ultimately just wants to protect Gentaro.
- Living MacGuffin
- Manly Tears: Shed these in Episode 12 as his repressed feelings of loneliness comes to a head when he gets stranded in the Rabbit Hatch.
- And he cried these in 31/32 when Gentaro was killed.
- Does this when he tells Gentaro and Yuki that he doesn't want to leave the Earth and feels like he shouldn't be considered human due to him being nothing more than Cosmic Energy.
- Mission Control: When not piloting the Powerdizer, he can communicate with Fourze from the Rabbit Hatch while monitoring the equipment and Gentaro's vital signs.
- Mysterious Waif
- Mythology Gag: The one time he uses the Fourze Driver, he uses Blade's transformation pose; contrast with Gentaro, who uses Garren's.
- Not So Above It All: Despite not wanting to get into the Club's shenanigans, at first, he's somehow strung up to go into costume and play along. This is shown in #13, where he's dressed like a constuction worker and then Miura for Yuki's "Youth Theater" production, and #24 when he dresses up to help Eguchi become a 'hero'. This then continues onto #25, when he goes along with Yuki's idea to promote JK to being Power Dizer's pilot!
- Goes Up to Eleven in #28 - Funny Face Competition anyone?
- And the last leg switch-#39 Stamper-stamps the logo of the Kamen Rider Club on the enemy, which he is very proud of.
- And he apparently joins the Yuki and Tomoko's band by being their drummer.
- After being revived he also joins Gentaro and Yuki's "Uchu Kita!"
- Not So Different: From Gentaro. As shown in #20; they worry about each other (Gentaro wants to help Kengo due to his poor health, Kengo doesn't want Gentaro in serious danger from the Zodiarts) which was the reason why they got into a scuffle in the previous episode.
- Only Sane Man: Becomes this in Episode 9 thanks to the Altar Zodiarts acting as the force behind the "supernatural powers" of a "witch's coven".
- Playing Sick: He constantly skips classes and states that he practically lives in the nurse's office. This could be justified at him constantly going to the Rabbit Hatch to keep an eye on Zodiarts attacks.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Gentaro's red. (One of two)
- Refused by the Call: Although the Rider Switches were originally given to him, his health does not permit him to become Fourze. He's not happy about it one bit.
- Episode #47 explains about this, since he's the avatar of the Core Switch, he needed lots and lots of Cosmic Energy before he could return to space and reunite with the presenters.
- Regular Caller: Like Ankh before him, Kengo seems to be able to sense when a Zodiarts is active. The Burgermeal Foodroid probably has something to do with it.
- The Reveal: He's the Core Child, the avatar for the Core Switch.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy Guy to both Yuki and Rumi's Energetic Girl.
- Say My Name: At the end of #31, "KISARAGI!"
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: An anagram of Takeshi Hongo.
- Meaningful Name: It also contains the kanji for "star/planet". It also relates to how he came from the stars themselves due to being the avatar of the Core Switch.
- Unfortunate Names: And his last name can pretty much be translated as "StarSong".
- The Stoic
- Stop Helping Me!: [invoked] He hates Ryusei for tampering with the Switches. Then he learns from Ryusei that Gentaro asked him personally to help testing them due to Kengo's health.
- The reason why Kengo got pissed off at the use of the Magnet State? They were dangerous and he didn't want Gentaro to be damaged from using them too soon.
- The Strategist: Takes care of strategies on how to defeat the Zodiarts.
- Take Up My Sword: Explained in Episode 11 - back when he was a freshman, he was given a letter about a special switch and a special program known as Fourze. Then Yuki arrives and they journey into the Rabbit Hatch together. Upon learning about his father's work, Kengo decides to face the Zodiarts head on.
- Techno Wizard: Not only does he fine tune the Switches, but he also makes the Foodroids based off of Yuki's designs for them.
- Tell Me About My Father: visits an old friend of his father at Kyoto for this reason.
- Tomato in the Mirror: After his discovery in episode 46.
- Undying Loyalty: Even when the rest of the Kamen Rider Club splits and both Ryusei and Tomoko in the Dark Nebula, Kengo sticks with Gentaro through it all, stating that he'd even go to hell with Gentaro if need be.
- Unknown Rival: Nonomura (Lynx Zodiarts) considers himelf Kengo's "self-proclaimed" rival. Kengo, however, doesn't know or is too busy to even notice.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Chews out Ryusei in Episode 19 for tampering with the Switches, then angrily calls Gentaro an idiot for messing with the Magnet Switches despite his warnings (it didn't help that they got flung far away). He ultimately gets better after Ryusei, of all people, chews him out in return for claiming he doesn't need friends (reminding Ryusei of an argument he had with Jiro on the day he tried to activate a Zodiarts Switch). He and Gentaro ultimately make amends once the latter finally learns to properly use Magnet State.
Yuki Jojima/Gemini Zodiarts...sort of
Live Actress: Fumika Shimizu
A second-year student and Gentaro's childhood friend. She is a self-professed space Otaku
, and is the first to learn of Kengo's secret base.
Live Actress: Rikako Sakata
A third-year student and "Queen" of Amanogawa High. She is the head cheerleader, and looks down upon the rest of the student body. After a gradual change of heart following a humiliating expose of her attitude towards her fans, she becomes the fourth member (and self-proclaimed President) of the Kamen Rider Club.
- Action Dress Rip: Does this to her prom dress in #26.
- Action Girl: While not as effective a fighter as Gentaro and Shun, she's not afraid to join the fray. To wit, she managed to distract a few Zodiarts long enough for the combat-capable members to show up and pull a Big Damn Heroes in the Powerdizer.
- All Guys Want Cheerleaders: She and Shun are the school's power couple. Gentaro thinks she's a babe, too.
- Not So Different: From Gentaro of all people, lampshaded back in Episode 4. Despite their different backgrounds - Gentaro is a friendly "delinquent", and Miu the Queen of Amanogawa - they both work hard to get what they want and persist on continuing till the end.
- Which comes full circle in Episodes 25-26 when Miu wanted to dance with Gentaro at the prom.
- Passing the Torch: In Episode 25, she states that she's given the duty of Club President to Yuki once she and Shun graduate.
- Pillars of Moral Character: When Kengo asks why she's so into the idea of leading the Kamen Rider Club, she says it's the duty of the school's queen to look out for the other students. This goes into Jumped at the Call levels in Episode 7, where she confronts the Hound Zodiarts with none but JK in tow.
- Come Episode 8 and she saves Gentaro by using Powerdizer probably to repay his rescue of her in Episode 4.
- Plucky Girl: In Episode 7 she confronted the Hound Zodiarts completely unarmed, and in Episode 8 piloted the Powerdizer to save Gentaro despite the strain it took on her.
- In Episode 12, she tries to stop a bus carrying her and many of her female schoolmates driving off an unfinished highway long enough for Shun to come in the nick of time.
- Put on a Bus: Graduates in Episode 26 with Shun, but both eventually return when they realize their college is only near Amanogawa, which means they can resume their duties at the club.
- Rule of Three: Lead a band of three cheerleaders, won the Queen festival three times in a row, is the third member of the Kamen Rider Club to officially join, and gets into altercations with three Zodiarts (Chameleon, Hound, and Pyxis).
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: In Episode 5, Shun tries charming her back, saying that the school's King and Queen should always be at one another's sides. Miu points out that all he cares about is status (as seen last episode, when he goes after Tamae, who became the new prospective Queen after the events of #3) and shoots him down. Interestingly, she dangles this trope between Kengo and Yuki later on.
- Ship Tease: In Episode 25, she says wanted Gentaro to dance with her at the prom; come next episode, she explains that a prom is supposed to be a lasting memory of high school, and she wanted to dance with the person who had most impacted her life.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: To Shiro Kazami. With a Stealth Pun, since Kengo isn't a true member until #12, and that means Miu is the third character to join the club.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: Initially became this to Yuki moments after formally joining the Club.
- Sneeze Cut: After Yuki talks about her in episode 33. You can see the Rabbit Hatch blowing its top from the sneeze alone!
- Take That, Audience!: Done In-Universe in Episode 4.
- Zettai Ryouiki: She's quite fond of wearing Grades B and A, both in her school uniform or out.
Live Actor: Shion Tsuchiya
A first-year boy, then later second-year, who acts as an "information broker", trading secrets and rumors for favors, as well as a sneaky trickster. After being saved by Fourze from the Unicorn Zodiarts and realizing the value of true friendship, he becomes the fifth member of the Kamen Rider Club and its intelligence agent.
- Break the Cutie: Capricorn Zodiarts is his best friend and wants to reunite their old singing duo. But when JK realizes the music is hurting people—three of them being Yuki, Tomoko and Kengo being obsessed with rocking out—he wants to cancel it. Then the Zodiarts brings up what happened to JK's father and he then admits to Gentaro that he's scared of losing his only chance to be a rockstar and adds that the futility of friendship was useless once they graduated. In the end, Gentaro went all the way to learn the song JK's father used to sing and told him that it was better to use his own talent and skill to be famous.
- Butt Monkey: Used to be one, by way of Gentaro dragging him along (usually by the ears) whenever he needs information from him, or when he brings him over to the Rabbit Hatch to become the fifth member of the Kamen Rider Club.
- As evidenced in #17, he still gets his share of ear tugging by Tomoko.
- And in #25, he's forced to operate Power Dizer!
- Catapult Nightmare: In #36 he has a dream where he's on stage about to sing, but Gentaro's words about trampling over his own friends echo in his head. Cue him standing on top of lifeless/zombified Kengo and Tomoko and then seeing a lifeless Yuki collapse on top of him as he turns around.
- Character Tic: As DJ Gene, he has a special whistle.
- Comedic Sociopathy: Before joining the Club, he seems to enjoy the sight of someone getting beaten up or humiliated in front of him.
- Cry into Chest: Does this in the end of #36 when Gentaro forgives him for quitting the Kamen Rider Club and for aiding the Capricorn Zodiarts.
- Damsel in Distress: He's the one that was captured by Lynx Zodiarts in #17 when the Zodiarts could've just gone for the female members of the club.
- Dance Battler: Subverted. JK's not one for battling, but those breakdance moves were really helpful when Pegasus Zodiarts tried to kill him in #22. Also counts as a Chekhov's Skill since it was first seen in the opening. He even uses them when he is the temporary pilot of the Power Dizer in #26.
- Deconstruction: His whole party attitude is just a mask to hide what is left of his dream to be a rock star. He looks up to his rock star father, but the father was said to be a failure and JK wants to get his dream started before he loses his only chance. His idea of friendship is also put into view—he states that high school is just a short episode of life and that people grow up, separate and they never see their friends again.
- Dirty Coward: Used Nitta as a Human Shield in the past against a bunch of bullies. The latter didn't take it well.
- Lovable Coward: After joining the Kamen Rider Club, though there are times where he musters up courage.
- Dreadful Musician: What Gentaro thinks of his karaoke singing.
- Gets a Cerebus Retcon in #35: He wants to follow in his rock star father's footsteps, but his complete inability to sing well pretty much shattered that dream. He adopted the identity of DJ Gene to try to hold on to as much of the dream as possible.
- Easily Forgiven: Gentaro forgives him even after leaving the Kamen Rider Club and aiding Capricorn Zodiarts in #36. Cue Cry into Chest.
- False Friend: Tried to be close to Gentaro, then stole the Elec Switch to use it to defend himself against Nitta. The trope then turns the gun on him when Nitta, to whom JK once also served as this, kidnaps him and then reveals how his "friends" are nothing but these when he lets him contact them, only for them to turn him down. He ultimately gets better after seeing Gentaro come for him.
- Glass Cannon: Using the Power Dizer, he's able to attack quickly and with a great variety of moves thanks to his break-dancing background. Unfortunately, after one use he's exhausted and is later shown asleep in the mecha.
- Hair Decorations: He wears a thin hair band of different colors to pull back his hair or he parts his bangs back with rubber bands.
- Hidden Depths: #35 gives him a better backstory. He wanted to be a rockstar/DJ as a kid, but his first time doing so with a friend had them laughing at him and calling him ridiculous since he didn't sing well.
- Human Shield: He used Nitta as one as explained in Episodes 6-7. In an ironic twist, he becomes the shield for Lynx Zodiarts around ten episodes later.
- Kid-anova: Always surrounded by girls. A trailer for the show described him as "the school playboy".
- Knowledge Broker: Comes in handy when the Kamen Rider Club can't identify students. He's also been known to use the Burger Foodroid for taking pictures and recording Zodiarts attacks. His info ranges from knowing Ritsuko's Goth posse, somehow able to get around twenty female students' phone numbers and even getting info from other people if he can't find anything on a student.
- Life of the Party: As shown in Episode 5, his parties are immensely popular. He even has a Christmas version of the party as shown in Episode 15, explaining his absence.
- Manly Tears: Starts shedding these when Gentaro was killed and discovering that Ryusei did the deed in #31.
- Meaningful Name: His family name, Jingu, sounds similar to 'Jingle' relating to his dream of being a rockstar.
- Non-Action Guy: Rather than fight, he gives out information regarding students in the school.
- Subverted in Episode 25 where Kengo announces that he's been promoted to Power Dizer driver.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: His is more decorated with the neon hoodie he wears.
- Noodle Incident: Capricorn Zodiarts brings JK back in line with him when he mentions about what happened to JK's rockstar father although the audience doesn't hear it.
- #36 explains it a bit: For whatever reason he had to abandon his dream, and works as a fisherman now.
- Not So Different: JK is similar to Kengo in many ways, one of them being that they try to hide and bury what they truly feel under masks.
- Only Known by Initials: Though he pronounces it as "Jake". We find out his real name in #36, but the initials in Japanese order are the same.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Finally grows a pair and is the first to stand up to Yamada/Aries Horoscopes after the death of Gentaro in #32.
- The Power of Friendship: Ultimately realizes the value of true friendship after Fourze saves him from Nitta.
- In #35, he shows his negativity towards it and tells Gentaro that eventually everyone in high school grows up, separate and they never see each other again, but after Gentaro makes him see the light, he decides to focus on spending more time with them.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He's usually seen wearing nail polish.
- Something Only They Would Say: Gentaro figures out that JK is DJ Gene when JK successfully tells the title of the enka song "Cape Friendship" that someone kept requesting online.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: Episode 11 shows this.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: Spells his name with the initials of Jin Keisuke. And in #35, he's revealed to be secretly DJ Gene, read the same as Jin. His real name is Kaizou Jingu (Jingu Kaizou), sharing the same initials, and sounding like "Kaizorg", which Kamen Rider X was.
- Stepford Smiler: While he's usually a happy and easygoing person, he doesn't like showing any negative emotions. When he's scared, upset, or sad, he has a specific smile that he uses to hide how he's feeling. Kengo even calls him out on it in his goodbye letter, saying that he should show people how he really feels.
- Token Evil Teammate: While not to a fatal extent, he has been the one most likely to sell out his friends on several occasions, from joining Capricorn and backing out of the club to joining the Absurdly Powerful Student Council.
- In his defense, he was stuck in a Friend or Idol Decision in the first part, the second was so he could probably go undercover without getting spotted.
- Took a Level in Badass: No joke. He starts off as a cowardly kid who runs away at the sight of panic, but will go out on his way to find information on Zodiarts. Jump to Episodes 25-26 and he's promoted to the pilot of Power Dizer in Shun's absence, and starts beating the Zodiarts by break dancing. Unfortunately, he doesn't have Shun's endurance and after one use he's already nodding off to sleep.
- Also, he was the first person to stand up to Aries Zodiarts and commented that the script he made was trash.
- And he's getting his own Power Dizer unit for the movie—the JK Dizer.
Live Actor: Justin Tomimori
A third-year student and "King" of Amanogawa High. He is the captain and quarterback of the American Football team, and a stereotypical Jerk Jock
. After helping Gentaro defeat the Hound Zodiarts and realizing the need to take control of his own life, he becomes the sixth member of the Kamen Rider Club and replaces Kengo as the pilot of the Powerdizer.
- Guile Hero: Even as a good guy, he still knows how to push people's buttons, such as convincing the gullible Ohsugi-sensei to keep mum about his new association with Gentaro and company.
- Homage: With the reveal of his Freudian Excuse, Shun is basically a Kamen Rider version of Andrew from The Breakfast Club only with the Grass Is Greener trope above.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: He hates the Machiavellian philosophy his father is forcing onto him, because it ultimately alienates him from people. All he wants is actually have fun with his teammates and just play the game. Thanks to Gentaro, he finally is able to make friends and not worry too much about people not getting pissed off at him.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Near the end of #26, he asks Gentaro to give Miu the dance she wanted, saying that Gentaro promised to make the prom night perfect and all Shun really wants is for Miu to smile.
- Irony: As Gentaro lampshades in Episode 8. Shun's supposed to be a quarterback - the team strategist - yet has to rely on his own father for decision-making from being on the football team, benching Miura and deciding who he should date. It's also telling that his jersey number is 2 despite being the star of his team. It's either a reference to his namesake Ichimonji Hayato's designation as Rider-2, or foreshadowing him being the The Lancer.
- It's Personal: His consternation for the Kamen Rider Club's antics reaches boiling point after Miu joins the Club and shoots down his attempt to win her back (with good reason), blaming it all on Gentaro.
- He also was just incredibly pissed off at Gentaro trying to act chummy around him, being the other reason why he clocked him in the head with a football just when Gentaro was about to defeat Hound Zodiarts.
- Jerk Jock: Deliberately sabotaged Fourze's attempt to stop the Hound Zodiarts, and set up the test that causes anyone who scores below 50% to attend remedial lessons every Sunday, knowing full well Gentaro can't pass and will be unable to be Fourze as a result out of spite. He's getting better, though, thanks to Gentaro.
- Comes full circle in Episode 9, when he sees a fellow player turning down a girl he dated and remarks how he used to be like that.
- Lovable Jock: Once he's in the Kamen Rider Club.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Saves Miu and many other girls shut-in on a bus bound to drive off an unfinished bridge in Powerdizer.
- Lightning Bruiser: Able to deliver powerful tackles under the Power Dizer without breaking a sweat and can even climb up buildings and flip in the air.
- Made of Iron: Possibly so, given he's well enough to use the phone after getting hurled into a tree in Episode 8, and well enough to work the Powerdizer in Episode 10 despite getting caught in a fire previously.
- Manly Tears: Breaks down into these as he confesses his Freudian Excuse to Gentaro in #8. He does this again when he lets Gentaro and Miu dance alone during Prom night even after he was trying his hardest to do so with Miu
- Berserker Tears: What he cries when Gentaro is killed and finding out who Meteor was in #32.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Despite initially trying to deny responsibility for it, he ultimately confesses to Gentaro that he feels great remorse for benching Miura (and in turn, driving him to become the Orion Zodiarts), knowing that he only obeyed his father's command.
- Mythology Gag: His salute has been in Kamen Rider before - it's Hibiki's Character Tic.
- Never My Fault: Initially tried to deny responsibility for Miura's Start of Darkness and subsequent hospitalization, until he goes on a breakdown due to suffering Moral Dissonance between obeying his father and following his conscience.
- Numerological Motif: The number 2. His name is based on Hayato Ichimonji, his football number is 2, his finger salute uses two fingers, and he's shown with the #2 launcher switch.
- The Plan: In Episode 7, in a ploy to destroy the Kamen Rider Club, Shun asks Satake to keep anyone who didn't pass the exit review in Sunday Detentions, knowing full well that Gentaro was an idiot and could never get the 50% needed to pass. Unfortunately, after getting into altercations with Kamen Rider Fourze, Satake decides that all students were going to be kept in weekly special detention.
- Put on a Bus: Graduates in Episode 26, but eventually returns to the Club with Miu when they realize their college is only close to Amanogawa, thus they can resume their duties.
- The Quiet One: Aside from Tomoko, he doesn't do a lot of talking once he gets into the Club. This could be justified as he might not be good at socializing due to his father's upbringing.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Head of the football team and main user of the Power Dizer is also the same one who is hugging onto a pink and white pillow when there is tension in the Kamen Rider Club.
- Screw Destiny: In Episode 8 he ultimately realizes he needs to assert control over his own life instead of mindlessly obeying his father.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: His first answer to when a Zodiarts shows up. Ultimately subverted once he comes to save Gentaro in Episode 8.
- Secret Keeper: Initially. While he sees Gentaro transform into Fourze in Episode 2, he states that he'll act as if he never witnessed it. Come Episode 8, he fully acknowledges Fourze once he is welcomed into the Club.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: His name uses the same kanji as Hayato Ichimonji's. In keeping with the show's space theme, his given name can be read as "Hayabusa", a Japanese unmanned space probe that gets mentioned a few times in the show.
- Surprisingly Good English: Shown in Episode 24 when he acts like a foreigner and asks Eguchi for directions. Justified in that his actor is half-Caucasian.
- Visual Pun: His trademark involves saluting with two fingers. And the opening shows him alongside the #2 Launcher Switch!
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His attitude stems from his desire to live to his father's standards. He even calls him "Sir" rather than "Dad", an indication of how distant they really are.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Miu really chews him out at the end of Episode 25 since Shun is obsessed in trying to get her to go to Prom with him and for clowning around (literally in this case since he was dressed as a "Pierrot"). Made even worse when Miu states that she wanted to go to prom with Gentaro.
- Wink Ding: Does this a couple of times in Episode 2, including right before the aforementioned Screw This, I'm Outta Here!.
- He even did one while in the Powerdizer after stopping the runaway bus Makise was manipulating!
- Lampshaded in #20; the label on Miu's little Super-Deformed pic of Shun reads キラリ ニヤリ, which literally means "flashing grin".
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: It should be noted that driving the Powerdizer doesn't hinder this.
- Your Cheating Heart: Doesn't hesitate to move in on Tamae in Episode 4 when it looks like Miu isn't going to win the Queen Festival.
- And when he tries to get back with Miu come next episode, she shoots him down by lampshading this.
- Episode 7 also sees him dating another girl - Reiko, whom Gentaro and JK attempted to persuade to join the Queen Festival - in Episode 3. Come next episode, however, Reiko dumps him due to the fact that he's hanging out with Gentaro and the others.
- In Episode 8, he asked Miu if she wants to go out again with him, but Miu states that where they were at (watching the Earth from space as an invitation for a romantic view) wasn't going to cut it.
- In #25, Shun states that he truly started to gain feelings for Miu, to the point that he was trying to ask her out to prom. Miu, unfortunately for him, wanted to go to the prom with Gentaro. He decides to let Gentaro dance with Miu in a I Want My Beloved to Be Happy move, walking away with tears in his eyes.
- And in the finale, Shun proposes to Miu. It gets ruined by Haruto passing by and adjusting his Flame Ring.
Live Actress: Shiho
A first-year, then later, second-year student. She is a quiet Goth
girl who is never seen without her customized iPad, using the facade to hide her true feelings. She joins a witches' coven so she could go to the moon because she feels as if it's the only place she should be. She eventually gets her wish when she becomes the seventh member of the Club once Gentaro opens her up to be herself
. She's also noted to be a Kamen Rider enthusiast, and is the reason for Gentaro deciding to create the Club.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Arguably towards Yuki. It's more or less stating that they share the same level of "interest".
- And I Must Scream: She got sent into the Dark Nebula for finding out about Virgo's true identity in #40.
- Aside Glance: Gives on in Episode 17 due to being excited on seeing another Kamen Rider.
- Battle Aura: A black one to be precise. And in the finale, it's pink!
- Be Yourself: Gentaro's message to her in Episode 10.
- Beneath the Mask: Her Goth personality most likely stems from feelings of being ostracized, supported by a comment made by her mother about how she is happy to know that Tomoko has made some friends (i.e., Yuki and Gentaro).
- A look into her room also shows this. Alongside the regular Goth items strewn about, there are butterfly stickers on the wall, plastic praying mantises, cicadas (pupae and old cocoon shells included), and a little matroyshka doll of a girl with a duck hidden inside a larger gothic doll. And when Gentaro and Yuki saw her outside her usual getup, she runs away screaming "They saw my face!", implying she didn't want anyone to see the real her.
- Conspiracy Theorist: In Episode 2, it's shown she's done her homework on the Urban Legend of the Kamen Riders.
- Deal with the Devil: The Scorpion Zodiarts approaches Tomoko with a Switch in Episode 9's cliffhanger. In the end, she doesn't take it.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Her spotlight episodes (#9-10) is about her wanting to "say goodbye to this world", which is something you'd hear from someone with suicidal tendencies.
- Freak Out!: In Episode 10, when Gentaro and Yuki see her fresh out the shower and dressed in something else, she runs out screaming "You saw my face!" and actually slathers mud on her cheeks before Gentaro catches up to her.
- Friend to Bugs: Her room in Episode 10 has butterfly stickers decorating the wall, plastic beetles and praying mantises and (to Gentaro's horror) cicada shells, pupae, cocoons and adult cicadas.
- Genre Savvy: When she states the strangeness of the Ugly Ducklings in #23, Ryusei thinks that it was rich coming from a Goth. She then retorts that she knew he was going to say that.
- She's also the only one who's suspecting Ryusei's disappearances, not to mention got shocked when she finds out Ryusei was Meteor.
- Goth: Develops into a Perky Goth after Episode 10.
- Hair Decorations: Has a black rose (or some sort of fishnet item) in her hair.
- He Knows Too Much: "She" in this case. Why Virgo sends her to the Dark Nebula.
- Hidden Depths: She states in Episode 9 that she could see spirits and Episode 10 notes that she has some ESP powers concerning the Astro Switches. She also mentions that she feels as if she doesn't have a place to belong, explaining why she joined the Lunar Witches.
- Human Shield: Becomes one to Cygnus Zodiarts in #23. Twice.
- Indirectly used as one by Libra Zodiarts in #30 when he uses her image to defend himself against Meteor Storm, in the knowledge that Ryusei wouldn't attack her.
- Loners Are Freaks: Chose to be this way, but Gentaro helped her open up.
- Masochist's Meal: In Episode 5 she puts natto (fermented soybeans with a love-it-or-hate-it reputation in Japan) on Yuuki's fried prawns, insisting it tastes great. Subverted in that when Yuki reluctantly tries a bite, she admits it's actually pretty good.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: A family-friendly version. Even after joining the Club and learning to open up a little bit more, this is her only constant personality trait. To wit:
- She adds stuff to people's food without their consent, like natto to Yuki's fried prawns. While giving off a black Battle Aura.
- Then there's that time that she believed Gentaro was dead and decided to give him funeral rites.
- And another when she's singing 'Welcome to the Gates of Hell' as Gentaro, Yuki and Kengo are entering the Sunday Special Studies. With her headphones blasting a completely different song at FULL VOLUME.
- Even her drawings of bunnies aren't immune to this. And it's said drawing that saves the day when the locker to Rabbit Hatch goes missing.
- She carries a white snake skin just for the purpose of dowsing.
- No Sense of Personal Space: She likes to get real close within Yuki's space, touching her face, or tampering with her food. She also frisks Gentaro in Episode 9.
- Only Sane Man: As Gentaro states, a "gloomy, weird psychic girl" is pretty normal compared to the other six members of the Club that consists of - as they confess - a delinquent (Gentaro), a control freak (Shun), an overconfident rich kid (Miu), a funster hanging out with weirdos (JK), a space otaku (Yuki), and a guy who ditches classes for the infirmary (Kengo).
- Otaku: She sits at the Otaku Table at lunch, though in her case she's a Kamen Rider and space Otaku.
- A look into her room in Episode 10 shows that she has interests in bugs like butterflies, praying mantis and cicadas.
- Playful Hacker: She's hacked onto the school frame twice; one for the warning messages in Episode 2, the other for deleting every photo on the school's mainframe (especially those that included her wearing her ribbon the wrong way) in Episode 7.
- She's also used her iPad in order to get information in Episode 11.
- Product Placement: Just like Ankh, she carries an iPad, though the designs on it make it harder to tell at first glance.
- Progressively Prettier: In the first several episodes, her hair was midnight black and perfectly straight, and the shadow around her eyes was ludicrous. Skip to the final episodes, and aside from her black clothes she looks almost normal.
- Psychic Powers: She has some sort of ability to see the true potential of different Switches (like Fire and Pen), and can dowse for items by using a white snake skin.
- Rule of Symbolism: Gentaro finds a Gothic matroyshka doll in Tomoko's room in Episode 10, and a little girl doll with a duck hidden inside it. This represents that despite her beliefs in the occult and all of the Goth stuff she does, Tomoko is really just a shy and scared girl.
- She also has stickers of butterflies and old cicada cocoons, probably to represent how she wanted to go into a metamorphosis and become something different.
- Say My Name: GENTARO-SAAANNN! Take note that she only says this after she's used her ESP to discover a power inside an Astro Switch.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: In Episode 10, Gentaro and Yuuki see her fresh out of the shower, makeup-free and wearing normal clothing (a sweatshirt and black skirt); they both comment that she looks much prettier this way. She disagrees. Vehemently.
- Ship Tease: With Ryusei.
- Exploited by Libra in episode #30 by turning into her to prevent Ryusei from finishing him off.
- #41 when Ryusei is enraged that Virgo/Tachibana sent Tomoko-chan to the Dark Nebula.
- Again in in episode 42...
- And again in #44.. the KRC members are shipping them...
- In pretty much every episode after that, unlike before, Tomoko aims all her worrying on her "Ryusei-san!" When Leo/Tatsugami comes into destroy the Rabbit Hatch and knocks back Ryusei, rather than run with the others towards the door, she runs towards him to see if he's alright, and stays by his side until the Rabbit Hatch starts taking damage.
- At the end of the show, Ryuusei goes back to Subaruboshi, but Tomoko is delighted when he tells her that he's not dating Mei Shirakawa.
- Loves My Alter Ego: Suggested when she tells Ryusei she doesn't mind that he ran away and left her with a Zodiarts, because Meteor came to her rescue.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: Her surname is "Amazon" spelled backwards.
- Meaningful Name: The "Tomo" in her first name uses the kanji for "friend", a word Amazon (like Gentaro) often used.
- Single Tear: Sheds one after Gentaro states how she has great instincts and perspective and how she's always welcome to the Club.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Pulls the "bye" part off on Yuki in Episode 5.
- Super OCD: She got sent for the special classes because one picture had her ribbon "not in the middle" as she puts it. She decides to delete every single picture on the school mainframe.
- Trademark Favorite Food: natto, apparently.
- Was It All a Lie?: Had such high hopes about the reality of witches being real. When she finds out Ritsuko - the Altar Zodiarts - uses the other, otherwise powerless members, by making them think they have powers, she was pretty shocked.
- Happens again when Ryusei's identity was revealed after killing Gentaro. She didn't take it well.
- When She Smiles: She looks more cheerful whenever she gives one.
- You Are Not Alone: The rest of the Kamen Rider Club open up about their faults and smile at her as if accepting her into their little family.
An enigmatic organization opposed to the Zodiarts, and creators of the Meteor System. Their base of operations is the M-BUS (Meteor-Backup Satellite), which fires a beam of Cosmic Energy that enables the transformation into Kamen Rider Meteor.
- Early-Bird Cameo: If you go back to the first episode, the M-BUS can be seen.
- Expy: Most of Ryusei and Tachibana's interactions are similar to that of the interactions between Terui Ryu and Shroud, while the formers being similar to the latters in nearly every way. It almost feels like a dark take on their relationship, as Tachibana has Ryusei on a tighter leash than Shroud with Ryu. Nearly everything went to hell between Ryusei and Tachibana. Whereas Shroud used Ryu for her own gain, but was at best an anti-hero, Tachibana used Ryusei for his own goals, and is The Dragon to the Big Bad. However, it's subverted and it turns out that Tachibana had clear intentions. Possibly more clearer than Shroud's own intentions, though he had a shorter life expectancy than Shroud's. The only thing that went right, even better than how it happened with Shroud, is that Fourze and Meteor were able to combine powers and create Meteor Fusion States.
- Homage: The name of the group itself is a homage to the Anti-Shocker Union of the original Kamen Rider.
- Kill Sat: The M-BUS can function as one.
- Space Station: The Union's headquarters.
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Ryusei Sakuta/Kamen Rider Meteor
Ryusei Sakuta/Kamen Rider Meteor
Portrayed by: Ryo Yoshizawa (live), Eitoku (suit)
A mysterious transfer student who secretly fights as Kamen Rider Meteor. While he acts awkward and shy to gain the trust of those around him, his true persona is that of a super-serious loner who is coldly dedicated to his mission. He is attempting to awaken the Aries Zodiarts, believing that its powers can be used to save the life of Jiro Iseki, his best friend and fellow martial artist who fell into a coma after a failed attempt to activate a Zodiarts Switch.
- Aloof Ally: He'll fight with the Kamen Rider Club, but he's not going to fight with them as partners. Initially.
- And I Must Scream: Gets sent to the Dark Nebula after Tachibana reveals himself to be Virgo in #41.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Subverted. He seems to be level-headed and calm, but the idea of letting Lynx Zodiarts go before Fourze can stop him from becoming a Horoscopes didn't make him a good guy in the eyes of the Kamen Rider Club.
- Tachibana notes this in Episode 27, stating that his strength has made him conceited, which is why he initially denied him the Meteor Storm upgrade.
- Also, he mocks Fourze giving into Lynx Zodiarts' wishes to protect JK, even though he's Meteor for the very same reason in saving his friend.
- However, in a twist of irony, when Cygnus Zodiarts used Tomoko in Episode 23 as a Human Shield, he hesitates. Granted, it used the shield ploy better than Lynx (read: moved Tomoko's head in the way of a Mars Breaker-backed punch)
- The irony returns in #30 when Libra transforms into Tomoko which prevents Meteor Storm from attacking him.
- The Atoner: During the tail end of #32 for killing Gentaro the previous episode. This even carries onto the following episode as he states "I will protect Gentaro". Ryusei's atonement carries over into the Fourze summer movie - one of the trailers has Ryusei declaring to the Uchuu Tetsujin that "I won't let Gentaro get killed again".
- Badass: Manage to kick the ass of Libra Zodiarts, despite him being a member of the Horoscopes. Not to mention his awesome Jeet Kune Do fighting style.
- Brought Down to Badass: During #32, after his ability to transform into Meteor is taken away for his actions. He still manages to kick tons of Dustard butt.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Practiced in martial arts before being Meteor.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Compared to many past second Riders, he prefers fighting hand-to-hand.
- Beneath the Mask: He pretends to be a friendly person, but truthfully can't stand Gentaro at all and is a morose, aloof guy at heart. Gentaro realizes the moment he sees him that he's wearing a mask and doesn't let him in the club until he gets a taste of what's under it.
- Becoming the Mask: Seems to be happening slowly. A good example is in Episode 26, where he notes that Shun and Miu's departure could be detrimental to the Club's function, just like Gentaro noted.
- Berserk Button: Gentaro taking down the potential Horoscopes Zodiarts before it has a chance causes Ryusei to damn near blow his cover.
- Another one was in Episode 20; Kengo's replies as to why he won't return to the club made him remember the altercation he had with Jiro. He was about to clock Kengo into Saturn if he had the chance.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves Gentaro just before he was going to be massacred by both Libra and Perseus Zodiarts in Episode 16. Does it again just as Lynx is about to pounce on him in Episode 17.
- And again in Episode 32, as it's his only way to protect the Kamen Rider Club whom he betrayed.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Was temporarily under Taurus's control in #40.
- Bruce Lee Clone
- Call Back: a Dream Sequence at the beginning of #29 shows Meteor fighting Perseus and Lynx, the two Zodiarts seen during his introduction.
- Catch Phrase: When he introduces himself to an enemy, "Kamen Rider Meteor, I'll decide your fate!"
- When he's in Storm States, "Kamen Rider Meteor Storm, my fate will deliver a storm!"
- The first one receives an inversion and a Call Back in the final episode.
Ryusei (to Leo Zodiarts): My fate is mine to decide. (Emphasis: editor)
- Cheshire Cat Grin: Sports an awesome one in #33 as he tries to prevent Yukina from getting too close to Gentaro.
- Cool Bike: The Machine Meteorstar. Part motorcycle, part satellite from the looks of it.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Jiro possessed a Zodiarts Switch but it backfired. Now the guy's in a coma and Ryusei's off to save him.
- Deal with the Devil: Allied himself with Aries Zodiarts to save Jiro. The first order of business? Kill Fourze!. Worse is that Aries kept his word...only for Jiro to relapse upon learning of what he did.
- Dynamic Entry: Meteor's henshin produces a Sphere of Power around him that allows him to fly in like...well, a meteor, which he's used in this fashion.
- Easily Forgiven: From Gentaro, the guy he killed in Episode 31 and who holds no real malice. The other KRC members follow suit. To his credit him Ryusei is genuinely remorseful of what he did.
- Eureka Moment: Gains one in Episode 22 regarding the identity of Pegasus Zodiarts when Shun mentions how they should be careful whenever Gentaro used Magnet States and after Kengo warned JK about the sensitivity of the equipment on the Rabbit Hatch.
- Expy: Yoshizawa states that his portrayal of Ryusei was influenced by Light Yagami from Death Note.
- False Friend: Invoked as part of his cover. Gentaro is actually Too Dumb to Fool and can tell right from the start that he was hiding his true self. However, Gentaro does accept him into the club after he punches him, because he picks up on the real him and wants to be the friend with that Ryusei.
- The "false" is even emphasized because he decided to no longer make any friends when Jiro stated that friendship was ridiculous.
- Finishing Move
- Starlight Shower: A series of fast punches, activated by placing the Meteor Switch in the Meteor Galaxy.
- Meteor Strike: A powerful kick activated by turning on the Meteor Switch in the Meteor Driver.
- Meteor Storm Strike: The same attack in Meteor Storm States, also using the Meteor Switch.
- Meteor Tornado: A spinning attack activated by turning on the Meteor Switch in the Meteor Driver.
- Meteor Storm Punisher: Inserts the Meteor Storm Switch into the Meteor Storm Shaft, after which the tip of the switch is shot out like a spinning top. It also absorbs the Zodiarts' Cosmic Energy and uses it against them. This has the added bonus of making it safe to destroy them thanks to draining off the extra energy.
- Funny Bruce Lee Noises: He seems inordinately fond of these.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door
- Heroic Sacrifice: In stark contrast to the above, when Kengo tells the Riders that the Gemini clone Gentarou is fighting is actually a mass of explosive energy, Ryuusei immediately abandons his fight with the actual Gemini, runs to Gentarou, tackles the clone off of him, and then pins it to the ground until it explodes.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The Meteor Storm Punisher is essentially a weaponized version. It absorbs the Zodiarts' own energy and uses it against them.
- Hypocrite: Mocks Gentaro into giving into Lynx Zodiarts in exchange for JK's safety. Yet, he's out there as Meteor so he can save his own friend.
- I Just Want to Have Friends: He admits in Episode 32 that all this time he wanted to be friends with Gentaro, but his determination to save Jiro ruined all of that (and ended up killing Gentaro). Cue him in a "My God, What Have I Done?" moment in the rain.
- Idiot Ball: Went after Cancer Zodiarts to an empty library and untransformed, without realizing he could still be in the room.
- Inner Monologue: Done to show his inner thoughts. The "echoing narration" version is used most of the time, but Episode 27 has an interesting variation: during his monologue, he's facing away from the Club (who seem to be frozen in place) and Meteor's henshin music is playing in the background.
- Japanese Pronouns: He normally uses "ore," but switches to "boku" when in his Ordinary High-School Student persona.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mentally berates the members of the KRC but he can also be nice to them. He helped communicate with Kengo in Episode 19, stopped himself from punching Tomoko in the face in Episode 23, and help Shun and Miu realize that they're still important to the KRC.
- Slowly becoming less and less of a jerk, and at the end of Episode 32 he accepts Gentaro's hand of friendship for good.
- Kiai: In a manner similar to Bruce Lee's. Justified in that he fights using none other than Lee's Jeet Kune Do.
- Knight in Star-studded Armor: Seems to be going this way towards Tomoko, due to always showing up the moment right before she gets attacked.
- Let's You and Him Fight: briefly at the beginning of #18, since Gentaro was angry at him for letting Lynx run rampant.
- Made of Iron: You'd think Cygnus Zodiarts stamping on his arm would leave some kind of Game-Breaking Injury that would clue in the others on who he is. No such luck.
- Meaningful Name: "Ryusei" means meteor. And of course "Ryu" on its own is the same pronunciation as the Japanese for "dragon"... which is part of Bruce Lee's Chinese name. You gotta wonder why they didn't just go for that instead, as the whole cast uses the rarely employed inseki instead when talking about actual meteors, because if it wasn't the case his cover would be blown within five minutes!
- Mundane Utility: Meteor Storm Punisher...as a glorified golf swing!
- My God, What Have I Done?: Sure Jiro woke up and deactivated his Zodiarts Switch, but then he relapsed after losing his will to live over hearing of Ryusei's betrayal - all for his sake. Ryusei walks away through a Grey Rain Of Depression with sheer guilt in his heart, wondering if saving Jiro was worth killing Gentaro before breaking down and screaming Gentaro's name.
- Mysterious Protector: Even when we know who he is, he has tons of traits of this trope.
- New Transfer Student
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Untransformed in the library instead of just running off, unaware that Kijima is watching. Now Tachibana has to terminate his abilities!
- Nice Job Fixing It, Anti-Hero: Nearly blew his cover by punching Gentaro out of frustration over seeing him destroy Lynx Zodiarts, but it works to his advantage soon, since it allowed Gentaro to see a bit of the true Ryusei and have him join the Kamen Rider Club just so he can make friends with that Ryusei as opposed to the cover.
- Not So Above It All: Went through Character Development similar to Kengo's, making him finally join in some of the Club's antics.
- Even before the events of #32, a genuine comical side can be occasionally seen, such as when Miu announced Yuki as her successor as Club President, he reacts the same way as the other Club members.
- Not So Different: Gentaro once more. Even though they have different philosophies and goals, Ryusei will take the time to help out his fellow Kamen Rider Club members and cheer them up just like Gentaro does with everyone else he meets.
- Ryusei states that he's not different from the club in general. They try to do the best for each other, stick together through and through and would sacrifice themselves in order to help others.
- Oh, Crap: At the end of #27, he's unable to transform into Kamen Rider Meteor due to him untransforming at a very wrong moment and Kijima observing it. Made even worse because the Meteor Switch makes Tachibana able to keep an eye on everything Ryusei does.
- At the end of #31 when Tachibana cancels Meteor's transformation, revealing his identity to the Kamen Rider Club!
- Only Friend: He may mock Gentaro for having so many friends and not taking things seriously, but the one thing that is keeping him from turning evil is that he's got a close friend - probably the only friend he'll ever consider - that he wants to save from a coma.
- Only Sane Man: To the Kamen Rider Club - except that he's having some doubts where Tomoko's witchcraft is concerned.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Dragon was so unstoppable back then that Meteor didn't want Dragon to evolve into a Horoscope.
- Pet the Dog: When Cygnus used Tomoko as a Human Shield, Meteor decided to halt his Mars Breaker punch to save her.
- Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: "I'll decide your fate!"
- Pride: While subtle, #27 highlights that he is arrogant. He believes that his identity as Meteor won't be found out and that he wants the new upgrade for Meteor because he doesn't believe the suit is capable of giving him the power he needs. Tachibana notes that his arrogance is getting in the way of his true strength, which is why not only does Ryusei get his identity discovered, but he doesn't get the Meteor suit back.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Gentaro's red. (One of two)
- The Rival: Seems to be one with Leo Zodiarts.
- Secret Identity: He needs to keep the identity of Meteor this or else the suit goes bye bye. Due to having the Idiot Ball in #27, it happens.
- But thanks to him killing Gentaro, Tachibana cancels the transformation so now the Kamen Rider Club knows.
- And in the end of #32 all of the Kamen Rider Club-minus Ohsugi who came in a little later-are sworn to keep the identity a secret.
- Secret Test of Character: Tachibana offers him the upgrade he's been asking for and permission to become Meteor again but he'll need to reach a certain place by a certain time... when he promised to return to the KMR holding Cancer Zodiarts at bay before that same time. He chooses his friends over the upgrade, which is the right answer and grants him the reward anyway.
- Shadow Archetype: This is Gentaro if Gentaro decided to just focus on his own needs rather than playing All-Loving Hero to others.
- Ship Tease: With Nozama. Even the Horoscopes seem to be shipping them, as it's exploited by Libra in episode #30 by turning into her to prevent Ryusei from finishing him off.
- Brought up again in #41, where he becomes enraged that Virgo/Tachibana sent "Tomoko-chan" (as what he's started to refer to her as) to the Dark Nebula. And in episode 42...Well the writers sure do love to tease, don't they?
- And even Ryo Yoshizawa/Ryusei Sakuta stated in his blog "So he actually like's Tomoko-chan!", after he said that Meteor was in Dark Nebula with Tomoko-chan.
- In #44 the KRC members are shipping them...Well mainly Yuki, because she was the one who made the couple ticket!
- In #47, with the Rabbit Hatch trashed and the Zodiarts attacking, he takes the time to make sure Tomoko is safe, even charging JK to watch out for her while he continues to fight.
- At the end of the series, Ryusei returns to Subaruboshi, and encourages Tomoko to visit him there, telling her that he is not dating Shirakawa as Tomoko thought.
- Sixth Ranger: He fights the Zodiarts as Meteor, but joins the club as Ryusei under false pretenses, that is until he begins Becoming the Mask.
- Sphere of Power: Meteor's henshin forms a blue energy sphere around him for a short time. Unlike most other henshin effects that come with a convenient defensive barrier, this one can actually do some damage.
- Star-Spangled Spandex
- Super Mode: Meteor Storm
- Surrounded by Idiots/Only Sane Man: How he compares his work with the Kamen Rider Club to be.
- Tempting Fate: Sure Ryusei, tell your supporter that your identity will never be found out. Surprise, surprise. It did. Nice job, idiot.
- Transfer Student Uniforms: He's even able to let Ohsugi let him wear it, once he shows him the School Handbook reguarding the uniformnote , also letting Gentaro finally off the hook for wearing his Delinquent style.
- Watch the Paint Job: when Meteor was chasing Pegasus, Fourze hitches a ride on the Meteorstar using the Winch Switch, causing Meteor to shout something similar.
- Weak, but Skilled: Lacks Fourze's sheer arsenal, but makes up for it by being a skilled martial artist.
- Weapon of Choice
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He lets Lynx Zodiarts go in the attempt to find out whether or not it will become the Horoscope General: Aries Zodiarts.
- He kills Gentaro so he could ask Aries Zodiarts to heal his friend.
- What the Hell, Hero?: In his debut episode, he's got flack from the Kamen Rider Club for letting the Lynx Zodiarts go free instead of letting them land the final blow on him.
- Episode 18 continues this with Tomoko screaming that Kamen Riders are supposed to be heroes, something that he definitely isn't in her eyes. However he brushes it off as he states that his view of justice isn't equal to what the Kamen Rider Club believe.
- He also gets partially called out by Cygnus for running away while Tomoko was on her own. At least Meteor didn't clock Tomoko in the face with a miniature Mars.
- He kills Gentaro with the one-inch punch so he could save Jiro by allying himself with Aries Zodiarts. Even Tachibana was shocked and had to cancel the Meteor Storm transformation, and now the whole Kamen Rider Club knows what's happened. Made even worse because Tachibana himself stated that he could try to find a cure to save Jiro once Aries was captured.
- The reason he did this was because Tachibana said he could TRY to save Jirou that way, not actually wake him up. Ryusei wants to save Jirou, and with the best Tachibana can do is only trying to save him, he went for the direct route, which is doing what the Aries Zodiarts wants so he can wake up Jirou.
- And then Jiro calls him out on what he did in #31, then goes unconscious for losing the 'will to live' thanks to Ryusei killing Gentaro.
- When He Smiles: In #26, he gives an honest smile that makes him seem that he's not a complete jerk after all.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: As Tachibana states in #27, "Because Cancer has discovered your identity, you can no longer be Meteor."
- Used again in #31, when Tachibana revokes his decision on Ryusei gaining Meteor's powers after he kills Gentaro. However, the ending implies Tachibana gives him the power back after he's been redeemed.
A masked man who resides in M-BUS, acting as support to Ryusei. His true identity is Kuniteru Emoto, aka Virgo Zodiarts
- Anonymous Benefactor: He's the one who sent Kengo the Gate Switch in the very beginning.
- Big Damn Heroes: #32, where he remote controls the Meteorstar as a distraction for Kengo to escape with Gentaro's body.
- Big Good: For Meteor. And as revealed in #32, the Kamen Rider Club as well, as he sent Kengo the Gate Switch that created the portal in the first place.
- The reason he had Ryusei go undercover in the Kamen Rider Club was apparently to help Fourze's powers to develop faster.
- Broken Pedestal: When revealed to be Emoto/Virgo, Ryusei doesn't take it well.
- Cool Mask
- Double Agent: Despite being Virgo, he was working AGAINST Gamou.
- Evil Mentor: Revealed to be Virgo, who is Gamou's right-hand man, has threatened to kill the entire Kamen Rider Club to weaken Gentaro, killed Kengo's father, and sent his student Meteor into the Dark Nebula. Though subverted in the long run since he also wants to betray Gamou.
- Famous Last Words: "It's okay, because in the end...I had friends..."
- Find the Cure: believes that studying the Aries Switch would allow him to find a way to heal Jiro. Ryusei, however, didn't take the chance, and considering who else Tachibana was, he might have used the Switch for something other than healing Jiro.
- Foreshadowing: A very easy-to-miss one which upon looking back leads to a developed twist: Tachibana tells Ryusei that Cancer is no longer of concern. One wonders how he knew that Cancer was out of the picture.
- Go Out with a Smile
- Know When to Fold 'Em: in #36, he believes the Leo Zodiarts is too powerful for Meteor to fight, and advises Ryusei to just flee the next time they meet.
- Hypocrite: Is part of the Anti-Zodiarts Union despite the fact that he is a Zodiarts himself.
- Not so, it seems; Emoto created the Tachibana cover identity so he could oppose Gamou without being discovered and killed.
- Mission Control: He is to Ryusei what Kengo is to Gentaro.
- Mythology Gag: Names himself after Tobei Tachibana, the man who aided the eight Showa Riders.
- Only One Name: And even then it's only implied to be but a pseudonym.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Aside from the Sadistic Choice below which was a Secret Test of Character anyway, he's generally supportive and supplies advice and information to Ryusei. And when Ryusei steps out of line in #31 by killing Gentarou to protect Aries, remotely deactivates the Meteor transformation immediately.
- Sadistic Choice: Makes Ryusei choose between getting his Super Mode and saving the Kamen Rider Club. It was a test. Had he sacrificed the Kamen Rider Club, he'd have not gotten the Meteor Storm Switch.
- Secret Test of Character: His Sadistic Choice. Had Ryusei chosen to get the Meteor Storm Switch instead of saving the Kamen Rider Club, he'd have been denied it.
- Shout-Out: Come on, the robotic Cool Mask? Daft Punk!
- Take Up My Sword: Acknowledges that he cannot fight on his own despite his goal of defeating the Zodiarts before their Cosmic Energy can cause more havoc. To this end he instead trains Ryusei to fight in his place.
- Makes sense when it's revealed Tachibana is the Virgo Zodiarts!