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Residents of Zawame City
Portrayed by: Rika Izumi
The older sister of Team Gaim's Kouta Kazuraba. She is his primary caretaker, and it is for her sake that Kouta tries to mature as an adult so he won't have to impose on her any longer.
- Cool Big Sis
- Damsel in Distress: She's captured along with several other residents of Zawame and hooked up to the machine Redyue built to resurrect Roshuo's queen.
- Parental Substitute
- Reasonable Authority Figure: In #28, she actually encourages Kouta to do what he had to do instead of hurrying getting a job and contribution. She somehow knows that he's no longer fighting for fun, unlike the first few episodes.
- Red Herring: The site says that she's affiliated (i.e. working for) Yggdrasil. In any normal show, this would have been exploited and she would have some involvement in the major plot. However, her role is a moot point, and considering the only members of Yggdrasil that play roles in the major plot are higher ups like Takatora and Ryoma, it makes sense. The closest thing she ever was involved in that was a Yggdrasil plot was one where she wasn't even that involved or aware of what was going on.
- Also, considering how Yggdrasil basically runs the city, it's probably the largest employer.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When the city starts getting taken over, she tries to flee and just leaves a note behind for Kouta. Ultimately averted; she holes up with some refugees and gets captured before she can escape, and after getting rescued decides to stay in the city with the Beat Riders.
Portrayed by: Tomohisa Yuge
The main proprietor of the fruit parlour "Drupers". As such, he is ideally placed to know about the underground scene of Zawame City, from rumors to recent trends.
- Cool Old Guy: Well more like middle aged, but he is very kind and gives good advice to Kouta in times of need.
- When Zawame is invaded by Helheim, Bando decides to remain in the city to provide the Beat Riders with food and supplies.
- Expy: Of the likes of Tamasaburo Kazari and Chiyoko Shiraishi.
- Local Hangout: Runs the local one. While not terribly important to the story, everyone is often seen eating or relaxing at Drupers.
Portrayed by: Yui Natsuki
A young lady who works as a waitress and cashier at Drupers. Despite seeming to be Bando's only worker, she spends much of her time playing on her phone and taking frequent breaks.
Oren Pierre Alfonzo/Kamen Rider Bravo
Oren Pierre Alfonzo/Armored Rider Bravo
Portrayed by: Metal Yoshida (live), Yasuhiko Imai/Jun Watanabe (suit)
A famous pātissier (and former special-forces soldier) who runs a bakery in Zawame City. Finding the Beat Riders to be offensive to his aesthetic tastes, he seizes a Sengoku Driver and inserts himself into the Inves Game.
- Affably Evil: Yeah, he beats the crap out of Riders just for entertainment, but he's rather comical for a villain and doesn't actually have an evil plan or act with prejudice compared to Zangetsu.
- Punch Clock Villain: Heck, he cares more about his bakery job than fighting.
- Ironically, after becoming an Yggdrasill agent, he became a full out villain.
- In truth he's only evil in the sense that he is completely in the dark on what's going on. Once he learns what's really at stake, he ditches the evil aspect.
- All Love Is Unrequited: He falls in head over heals for Zangetsu during the Christmas game. Needless to say, Takatora shot him down.
- Androcles' Lion: He starts treating Kouta better after the latter gives him some food and helps him find a way out of Helheim in #27.
- Anti-Villain: Type I, for about an episode but his point of view reveals that he's a Type III.
- Appropriated Appelation: We hear one of the spectators yell "Bravo" in #7, and the rest is history.
- Archenemy: He works his way to becoming this to Kaito. After he hurts Peco, Kaito abandons his pride and teams up with Kouta just to knock him off his high horse.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: His reason for entering the Inves Game despite not being a Beat Rider was to show the others what a real fight is supposed to be like.
- Ass Kicks You: They abandoned whatever subtlety they had left in #18.
- Attention Whore: He loves people praising his name.
- Awesome by Analysis: Despite only seeing Zangetsu-Shin twice, he immediately deduced that the one in Zangetsu-Shin's armor in #33 was not Takatora, thus giving Kouta the right motivation to wail on Micchy.
- Badass: He rips through other Armored Riders like they're made of cardboard.
- Badass Biker: Added to his resume in #10.
- Badass Normal: How did he get his own Sengoku Driver? He spotted Team Red Hot boasting about snagging one of their own, and took it from them by force.
- Badass in Distress: The end of #25 seems to imply this when he enters Helheim via a crack. Confirmed in #27, where Kouta comes across him wandering the forest, lost and starving.
- Bald of Awesome/Bald of Evil
- Beware the Silly Ones: His campy and effeminate mannerisms either hide or enhance how dangerous he is depending on the scene.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Pastry chefs in Kamen Rider function on a system of morality that neither good or evil can understand or comprehend.
- Blood Knight
- The Brute: How Yggdrasill uses him.
- The Bully: Essentially devolves into one as the Sorting Algorithm of Evil progresses.
- Camp Gay: Flamboyant is an understatement.
- Manly Gay: While he does act effeminate, he does have a rather brawlic physique and is more than capable of taking on multiple opponents on his own.
- Call to Agriculture: Averted. Running his own cake shop sounds like the ultimate retirement plan, except he's not nearly done with kicking ass and taking names, and Jumped at the Call even when it wasn't really his.
- Character Development: Originally a Child Hater, watching the younger Riders fight for their home made him admire their childish determination leading to him becoming a nicer person and helping them out because it is an adult's duty to help children.
- Character Tic: Ripping off his head-scarf-thingy once he starts getting annoyed.
- As Bravo, he tends to twirl around in circles when not fighting.
- Chef of Iron: Not only is he an Armored Rider, he's also a highly renowned pātissier, or as is more commonly known, a pastry chef, and he owns his own cake and desserts shop.
- Chekhov's Gag: His crush on Takatora becomes plot relevant when it helps him realize Micchy stole his brother's identity.
- Chekhov's Skill: His soldier training allows him to survive in Helheim and gives him the will power to resist the fruits' psychic lure and it also let him realize that Kaito had lost it due to seeing people with PTSD in the past.
- Also, using his skills he made a bomb out of ordinary easy to find stuffs when Zack asked
- Cloudcuckoolander: Deconstructed. Oren's lack of common sense, inability to actually understand the entire situation at hand, and tact makes him an unwitting, and somewhat cruel, villain.
- Combat Aestheticist: And Everything-Else Aestheticist, really.
- Cool Old Guy: Whenever Oren actually focuses or listens to other people, he can actually come off as a okay guy.
- Cool Shades
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: While he enjoys fighting, Oren also uses his Bravo identity to advertise his shop and gain more customers.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Being fully aware that Armored Riders are far more powerful than an average joe, he is able to prevent a person from using a Sengoku Driver to transform and actually take it from him.
- Also happens in #44 when Kaito has gone Overlord, noting immediately that he's a different person than when they last saw him.
- Delinquent Hair: Sports a mohawk as Bravo. Justified as he's modeled on a Roman gladiator, which had those on their helmets, but still.
- Depraved Homosexual
- Disc One Final Boss: Tends to play this to the Next Generation Riders. Bravo puts up a tough fight, goes down, Kouta thinks it's all over, but only half of the episode is done leading the Next Generation Rider becoming the final threat of the episode.
- The Dragon: Jumped to be this to Takatora.
- The Dreaded: To the Beat Riders, his campaign of terror against them is one of the reasons they won't unite against a common threat.
- Dramatic Spotlight: In a lot of his comedy skits.
- Dumbass No More: After his Heel-Face Turn Oren is much quicker on the draw and offers valuable combat advice to the younger Riders.
- Eccentric Mentor/Trickster Mentor: To Jonouchi.
- Even Evil Has Standards: In episode 17, he goes against Yggdrasil by refusing to use Kouta's sister as a hostage, screwing up Micchy's plans in the process. He flat-out states that customers in his shop will never be inconvenienced or bothered in any way, which goes all the way back to his debut episode, where he kicked out Team Red Hot in part because they were being loud and obnoxious.
- Like Kaito, he is not fond of underhanded tactics.
- While Oren is definitely a Jerkass in his response, he genuinely does believe that the Beat Riders and their Inves game are threatening the city, and wants to put a stop to it.
- Evil Is Dumb: As a hero Oren is a Cool Old Guy and has a good tactical mind, as a villain he's an easily durable fool.
- Evil Laugh: His Noblewoman's Laugh sounds noticeably deeper and eviler after his Face-Heel Turn.
- Evil Is Petty: His plan to ruin Mai's Beat Rider team up comes off as completely disproportionate and needlessly cruel with no other reason than Oren being an asshole, especially since he goes out of his way to be mean to Mai, a person who hero worships him (though he didn't know that).
- Expy: He's pretty much a comedic Jerkass version of Mami Tomoe.
- Face-Heel Turn: Subverted. He started out Chaotic Neutral, but after Taketora hires him, he appeared to have become a straight up villain, but ultimately his own standards still often shine through, and like most of the other characters, he still has his own personal agenda. These factors have gotten directly in the way of him being properly evil at least once.
- Fighting Fingerprint: In #33 he interferes in a battle between Gaim and the fake Zangetsu (Micchy). Bravo calls out Zangetsu as an imposter, claiming that the fake isn't elegant enough when fighting.
- French Jerk: Downplayed on the French part, where it applies to his name. Sometimes he also says French phrases.
- Going Native: He came back from France more French than Japanese.
- Gladiator Games: His armor is modeled on a Roman Gladiator, but he also carries the mentality of using violence as entertainment for the masses.
- Gratuitous English: Mainly with Military jargon, but he also likes the word "showtime".
- Gratuitous French: Tends to insert French words into his speech pattern, particularly when trying to get his point across.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take a lot to set him off. Which contributes to his Obliviously Evil status.
- Heel-Face Turn: Seems to have done this when he finds out what's actually going on and Kouta shows him kindness.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Parodied when he ends up Taking the Bullet for Takatora. Dying in the arms of the one you love tends to become a whole lot more difficult when you're not even that badly hurt.
- Hidden Depths: Toward the end of #25 we see that his "training" of Hideyasu does seem like he's truly more interested in helping him to become a better person than just relishing the chance to punish someone he thinks is a young punk. In addition, he seems to genuinely believe the accusations that he makes against the Beat Riders; eventually, he begins to see there really might be more to the story of the Inves than the Beat Riders releasing them into Zawame.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Oren's callous actions set up his own defeat causing Kaito to shake off his Bystander Syndrome and team up with Kouta just to defeat him.
- Honor Before Reason: Turns down a major advantage against Gaim because it would have interrupted a customer at his store, and also because it would make their battle unfair.
- In Love with Your Carnage: He reacts very... intensely when he sees Zangetsu take down Baron.
- Instant Expert: With the Sengoku Driver and Durian powers. Justified, because he's watched Armored Rider battles along with being a soldier before becoming a chef.
- And then averted with summoning Inves with Lock Seeds to fight for him. Since he's only ever watched the Armored Rider battles and not the Inves games, he ends up summoning a large horde of Inves by unlocking and then releasing the Lock Seeds, not knowing that letting go of the Lock Seeds will make the Inves run wild.
- Irrational Hatred: Of people with the Aquarius zodiac sign.
- Jerkass: He's a very smug guy who intimidates a young Beat Rider member into giving him his Sengoku Driver by force, and even before that he refused to even give Kouta a proper interview for a part-time job, rejecting him only because of Kouta's birthday and clothing. He also wants to take down and disband pretty much all the Beat Rider teams only because he doesn't think their dancing is "true art".
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite how he comes off as, he's actually not that nasty of a guy and when you get to know him can actually be a Cool Old Guy. The main issue is he more or less has no idea what's actually happening.
- Jerkass Has a Point: in #25. Even if it's him being...well, him. The overarching plot of the last few episodes points out that he's more or less completely right about the Beat Riders wasting their time, even if he doesn't know the full scale of the threat.
- Jumped at the Call: It only took a microsecond for him to become The Dragon to Takatora.
- Kick the Dog: All of #18 was him finding new ways to ruin the Beat Riders' lives.
- Large Ham: Comes with the camp.
- Leitmotif: He is usually accompanied with the guitar riff from his Sengoku Driver.
- Lightning Bruiser: He hits hard, moves fast, and can tank some serious damage. According to his stats, he's actually the most powerful of the normal Armored Riders, being even stronger (though less skilled) than Zangetsu.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Bravo and Gridon haven't been kept appraised of the latest plot developments (well, Kouta tried but Bravo refused to listen). In #25, they finally start getting a clue that they're about thirteen episodes behind.
- Mad Artist: Judges everything by its artistic quality. While it's certainly helped him become a top pātissier, he also carries this attitude into battle, wanting to show off his superior "artistry" against the other Armored Riders. He even wants to run the unpowered Beat Rider teams out of town because their dancing isn't "True Art".
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: His callousness is what lead to Kaito finally shaking off his Bystander Syndrome.
- His compulsive need to be a Jerkass in #18 is one of the reasons that made the Beat Riders gather to Mai's cause.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: As one person commented, "A Japanese man with a French name changes into a Roman gladiator with a a Indonesian/Malaysian fruit theme while American/British metal plays from his Sengoku driver." Yup, quite the mixed bag.
- Noble Demon: Even if he's a crazy, psychotic, pastry chief, he's got lines he will not cross.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Rare male example. Usually done when he's finished kicking someone's ass.
- Not a Game: In a very different way from Kouta. Oren despises that the Beat Riders are treating their Sengoku Drivers and powers like toys and wants to show them how a real fight is done.
- Obliviously Evil: Oren doesn't seem to get that his campaign to stop those punk kids makes him engage in crimes like intimidation, threats, malicious slander, and assault. He also genuinely had no idea what was actually happening—see Locked Out of the Loop for more info.
- Pet the Dog: His slave-driving of Jonouchi is played for laughs at first, but #25 reveals that he honestly does want to help him grow into an adult and find his purpose in life.
- In #17, it looks like he's genuinely using Akira, Kouta's sister, as leverage and will let Jonouchi harm her, until he completely throws that out the window and never comes close to letting her be harmed.
- Poor Communication Kills: The main reason why Oren is a villain is because he constantly jumps to conclusions and refuses to listen to what other people have to say.
- Pride: Even more so than Kouta pre-Character Development and Kaito.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: Bravo takes pride in being a real warrior and not some punk that lucked in on his superpowers.
- Psycho for Hire: He becomes Takatora's psycho, to be exact. Though it's in part because he has a crush on Zangetsu who works for Yggdrasil (though he didn't know who was wearing the mask.)
- Queer People Are Funny
- Real Men Wear Pink: He is a flamboyant pastry chef but at the same time he's got muscles on his muscles and can wreck face. Plus he fills this trope literally, as he's seen lounging around his home in a pink bathrobe.
- Redemption Promotion: While he'd lost a lot of steam as a bad guy due to Kouta and Kaito's upgrades, when he's fighting Inves to actually protect people, he can still kick a lot of tail and he was also able to fight on par with a New Generation Rider in #44, which he couldn't do before.
- Retired Badass / Hidden Badass: It is heavily implied he used to be a veteran soldier. That would explain why he's a rather powerful Rider.
- The uniform in his apartment shows he was a part of the French special forces unit, or possibly even the French Foreign Legion.
- The mention of a parachute unit in #7, along with the red beret, is a solid lock (ha) on the 11th Parachute Brigade. (And not part of its Foreign Legion division, or his beret would be green.)
- It is to note however that when Sid was reviewing his profile, and when he was playing Drill Sergeant Nasty to Jonouchi, the beret was green.
- The Rival: To Baron. To the point where Kaito gave up a chance to go up in the ratings just for a chance to have a rematch.
- Rugged Scar: Bravo's helmet sports a VERY subtle scar traveling down the left eye/visor.
- Running Gag: The pink dialogue balloons that appear when he speaks French, showing how the word or phrase he just spoke is written both in French and in kanji.
- Serious Business: Takes his duties as a pātissier very seriously, whether in making pastries or making sure people enjoy them. To the detriment of Micchy's plan and Hideyasu's head in episode 17.
- Shoo Out the Clowns: Disappears from the plot when it's dealing with the more serious storylines. Unfortunately, this is deconstructed because since he's not involved in those storylines, he himself has no idea what's going on and situations that involved him and other Riders get worse.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: To Kouta at first. He moves out of this trope as he becomes more of a Jerkass to just about everyone around him.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps
- Smart Ball: In #27, he almost eats an unripe Lockseed, but stops himself at the last moment when he remembers his survival training, which said never to eat unknown flora in the field.
- In #33, he realizes that the Zangetsu Shin fighting Kouta isn't the original by paying attention to his fighting style and noting that he's not as skilled as Takatora.
- Spanner in the Works: Takatora fears that he could become this for Yggdrasill's plans due to his past as a soldier.
- Happens in an entirely different way in #17: he derails Micchy's plan to steal Kouta's Driver because it would have involved interrupting Akira (Kouta's sister) as she dined at Charmant.
- He deduces that the Zangetsu Shin fighting Kouta isn't the original by observing his fighting style, putting a wrench in Micchy's schemes again.
- Spikes of Villainy: The presence of spikes is justified by the fact he's using a Durian Lock Seed - but the number of spikes is not. His armor even has spikes on the arms and legs that don't come from the Durian Arms.
- "Stop Having Fun" Guys: He has this attitude In-Universe towards the other Beat Riders. Justified, as he was a soldier back in his prime and knows what real fighting is like. On top of that, he appears to be rigidly opposed to any kind of public artistic performance by amateurs.
- Supreme Chef: He's considered the best in the prefecture, and with good reason, as Mai points out he has won the Coupe de Monde, which is considered the best worldwide competition for pātissiers.
- Sympathetic P.O.V.: In #25 we get to see things from Oren's perspective. From his point of view, he's just stopping dangerous delinquents from releasing monsters into the city, and if he has to use force to do so, so be it.
- Taking the Bullet: In #27, he protects Zangetsu Shin from one of Deemushu's energy balls.
- Talking Is a Free Action: Averted. Him stopping to do an Evil Laugh allowed Gaim to shoot him and gain an advantage.
- Team Dad: Of the heroic Rider Alliance that forms during the Forbidden Fruit saga.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Does it ever — when thrown, the Duri Noko spin in mid-air and fire off a hail of spikes.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Oren was always a Jerkass, but he takes his douchebagery to new and exciting extremes in #18 by being a bigger dick in that episode than all of his previous appearances combined.
- Took a Level in Kindness: When the invasion of Helheim starts in full force, Oren finally stops being a jerk towards the Beat Riders and joins them in the fight against the Inves.
- The Unchosen One: All of the other Armored Riders except for Kouta have been chosen by Sid and Yggdrasill. Oren, disgusted at how the Beat Riders were treating their situation like a game, decided to choose himself and teach them about what they really signed up for.
- Villain Decay: Bravo started out as a major antagonist, rivaling Zangetsu as the strongest Rider of the series. But as the threats ramped up, Bravo... just stayed the same. He's still stuck on bullying children because nobody's told him otherwise about the situation nor has he really got involved to really know what the heck's going on. He's still pretty badass against normal Inves though. Eventually he fights alongside the heroes once he learns what's really going on.
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: See above. His failure to keep on top of current events plus the tendency of major characters to get ever-stronger powerups means nothing good for him. Only counts in his status as a villain, as when fighting on the good side he normally kicks a lot of butt, as he's still the strongest base Rider.
- Villain with Good Publicity: #13 sees him hired by Takatora to be this, acting as a hero of justice against the Beat Riders after the city turns on them because of the Helheim disease... It certainly didn't help that Kaito tried to attack people with Inves, thus causing Oren to be seen as the hero.
- Weapon of Choice:
- The Wonka
- The Worf Effect: He has actual combat training and the most raw power out of any of the non-Yggdrasil Riders, but then Zangetsu hands him his ass in #11 (not in the way he probably would have preferred, but still) to show much even Oren's outclassed by him. Since then he's become the show's designated punching bag to show how Kouta and Kaito make a good team when they have a reason to fight on the same side, or how Kouta's Jimber Arms stack up against the ordinary Armored Riders. After #25, his descent into pure comic relief seems complete. However, he gets better after he turns good.
- Worf Had the Flu: His first two losses were a case of this. The first time he had to leave to attend to his shop, the second time he was distracted.
- Worthy Opponent: Considers Baron one, hence why he gives Kaito back his Banana Lock Seed so that the latter can become stronger.
The Woman at the Beginning
The Woman at the Beginning
Portrayed by: Yuumi Shida
A strange blonde-haired girl whose right eye is a striking red color
, and who appears to various characters near the beginning of the series to deliver Vagueness Is Coming
speeches. She bears a resemblance to Team Gaim's Mai Takatsukasa, and has a connection to the Inves and the mysterious forest. It is later revealed in #43 that she is actually Mai herself, come from the future to try and warn her friends away from what will happen.
- Ambiguously Human: DJ Sagara has put her humanity into question.
- Back from the Dead: Mai is killed off, and then came back not only as a spirit, but also as the "Woman at the Beginning".
- Came Back Strong: Mai was just a normal girl, the Woman of the Beginning is a goddess.
- Camera Screw: Her appearances are usually accompanied by weird visual effects.
- The Cynic: She believes that everyone is doomed, constantly making pessimistic speeches on how they should all run and that their lives will be filled with nothing but pain, regret, and death. Justified since she's seen those very things happen to them firsthand.
- Energy Being: Since Ryoma dissected her human body, Mai has become this.
- Expy: She was once an ordinary girl who gained mystical powers and travels back in time to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. Is she somehow related to Homura Akemi?
- The Fatalist
- Green Thumb: Is shown to make Helheim plants sprout from beneath her feet during the Fateful Sengoku Movie.
- Identical Stranger: To Mai, they even have the same actress to hammer it home.
- The two meet in #12. Mai bluntly asks if the Priestess is herself. She is.
- Mysterious Waif: Fits every criteria needed.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Her going back to the past to try to change things clued Sagara in on who was important, essentially giving him a cheat sheet on what to do, thus creating a Stable Time Loop.
- No Name Given: She's only known in series as "The Woman at the Beginning" (Sagara explains that she holds the Forbidden Fruit and decides who is worthy of it). "Priestess of Fate" comes from Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle. Her name is revealed to be Mai.
- Not So Omniscient After All: DJ Sagara is putting her all knowingness into question.
- Out of Focus: Her role as "cryptic watcher" seems to be supplanted by Sagara. One gets the impression that she was initially going to be a more important character. But that changes once Mai gets the golden apple.
- Put on a Bus: She makes regular appearances at the beginning of the series, once to each of the main Beat Riders (Kouta, Kaito, Micchy, and Mai) and an additional one when Kouta gains Kachidoki Arms, but then doesn't reappear afterwards. Justified due to Time Travel; she's trying to ward things off early on and has little reason to intervene in that way around her "present time" at the end of the series.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Red Right Hand
- Significant Double Casting: Yuumi Shida plays both her and Mai. The characters also mistake the Priestess for Mai. They are indeed one and the same.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: Part of her 'mysterious character' shtick.
- Oh, Crap: Has this reaction when DJ Sagara tells her he knows who she really is.
- Time Travel: She travels to the past in order to change the fates of her friends, but to no avail.
- Vagueness Is Coming: She seems to be one of the few people who actually seem to know what is going on. Of course, she has to be as cryptic as possible about it. As it happens, Mai actually attempted to be more specific, but couldn't say what she wanted to say because of how hard it is to change the timestream, resulting in her vague warnings.
- Woman in White
- You Can't Fight Fate: The gist of what she says is that if the characters keep doing what they're doing their fates are predetermined. She even asks Mai to Screw Destiny by leaving the city. Considering that she IS Mai, well, she wasn't kidding...
- Stable Time Loop: This is what actually happened. Mai going back in time told Sagara who would,and who would not be important, thus allowing him to manipulate the situation to end up at her timeline.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: If anything, her attempting to rewrite the past was what led Kouta, Kaito and Mitsuzane into the mess they are in now.
- Unwitting Pawn: Of DJ Sagara, her time travelling allowed him to create a Stable Time Loop that made his job easier.