Characters / Kamen Rider Kabuto

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Souji Tendou/Kamen Rider Kabuto

  • The Ace: He's good at everything, so much that he's the Patron Saint of this trope.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He's easily the most talented Rider in the show in terms of fighting skills, which he does not hesitate to point out to others, seeing himself as the only decent Rider. He's also not above seeing himself as the best at any other activity and will not hesitate in participating in sports as long as his own team gets excluded so that he can do it by himself.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Borders on a Knight Templar Big Brother, he's very protective of Juka and Hiyori.
  • The Casanova: Bested Daisuke in a dating competition and has made a few of his grandmother quotes regarding the beauty of women.
  • The Chessmaster: During the events of The Movie, set in a post apocaliptic setting, he purposefully stirs up fights between the ZECT and Neo-ZECT Riders, in order to lure out the legendary Golden Rider Caucasus and take a hold of his Hyper Zecter. He then uses the Hyper Zecter to travel back in time and prevent The End of the World as We Know It. (or at least minimizing the damage of said disaster)
  • Catchphrase:
    • "The man who walks the path of Heaven, and rules over all." note 
    • "Grandmother said this..." note 
  • The Chosen One: And boy, does he like to repeatedly establish this!
  • Dark Secret: Refuses to reveal where he got the Rider System from, his connection to it, and why he is so set on protecting Hiyori.
  • Declaration of Protection: The only reason why Tendou is involved with the fight against the Worms and has been training for years to prove himself worthy of the Kabuto Zecter is to protect Hiyori.
  • Finishing Move:
    • Rider Form: Rider Kick
    • Hyper Form: Hyper Kick
    • The Perfect Zecter has 6 different finishing attacks that were shown in the series.
  • A God Am I: A rare benevolent variation of this trope.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's far from the nicest Rider in the series, but he's anything but villainous
  • Gratuitous French: Displays the ability to speak French in the first and last episode.
  • The Hero: The titular protagonist of the series.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Goes through one when Hiyori decides not to stay with him and plans to sacrifice himself to save her from the Timespace.
  • It's All About Me: Considering he is the main Rider of the show, this is justified with the attitude to boot.
  • Japanese Beetle Brothers: With Kagami.
  • Light Is Good: His powers are light based when he becomes Hyper Kabuto.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Even in human form, this guy's reflexes are insane.
  • Narcissist: He's a positive example of this trope, surpassing other similar egocentric characters such as Yaguruma, Tsurugi, and Daisuke.
  • Not So Stoic: Try putting your finger into a fish without shouting in the credits of the movie. And speaking of the film, he loses it and grieves after Hiyori dies, making him a Tragic Hero in the process. Eventually fades from existence knowing full-well Hiyori will be saved.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Kagami's red. Ironically, his Rider suit is red (but his eyes are blue) and Kagami has a blue suit (with red eyes)
  • The Stoic: It takes a lot to elicit an emotional reaction out of him.

Kamen Rider TheBee

Arata Kagami/TheBee II (Episodes 10-11)/Kamen Rider Gatack

  • Butt-Monkey: Oh boy. Whenever he's on the job, and Tendo happens to be there snd his plans while on the job is... the opposite of what he expects. Even as a Rider, he's still one.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: He can't bring himself to tell anyone that Tsurugi is really a Worm.
  • Cool Sword: Gatack Double Calibur.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: After becoming Gatack, he kicks just as much ass as Tendou.

Sou Yaguruma/TheBee I (Episodes 7-9, God Speed Love)/Kamen Rider KickHopper

  • A Father to His Men: He was this back when he was TheBee...until his obsession with beating Tendou made him unworthy of the Zecter.
  • Blood Brothers: With Kageyama.
  • Berserk Button: Don't ever laugh at his partner, or you'll regret it.
  • The Bus Came Back: Was Put on a Bus for a while and returned as KickHopper, sporting a grimly nihilistic view on life and a whole new wardrobe.
  • Extremity Extremist: Fights with his legs after becoming KickHopper.
  • Finishing Move: Rider Kick.
  • Light Is Not Good: He shows some less than heroic traits as TheBee when Tendou starts to outperform him.
  • The Perfectionist: His "Kanzen Chouwa" note  philosophy. Gets deconstructed when his obsession to remove Tendou out of the equation got the best of him, and subsequently Kageyama taking over.

Shun Kageyama/TheBee III (Episodes 13-33, 44)/Kamen Rider PunchHopper

Daisuke Kazama/Kamen Rider Drake

Tsurugi Kamishiro/Kamen Rider Sasword

  • Catchphrase:
    • "The man who swings a sword in the name of God." note 
    • "I am the man who stands/will stand at the Zenith of ____" note  (Where ____ is whatever activity he's come across at a given point in time).
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He was always a little disconnected from normal life from the beginning, but he just got goofier as the series went on.
  • Combat Tentacles: Blood Vessels, available only in Masked Form.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: For Misaki. Parodied with how far and what he's willing to do to impress her.
  • It's All About Me: His ego is approximately the size of Tendou's.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: He's hellbent on destroying the Worms, especially after his sister's death. However...
  • Large Ham: KaGAmi!
  • Mundane Object Amazement: Tends to get excited over everyday food by mispronouncing their names and declaring them as exotic cuisine.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: In the second half of the series Tsurugi becomes the most frequent source of laughs on the show.
  • Rich Idiot with No Day Job: He seems to have nothing better to do than hang around in his mansion all day and/or kill Worms when ZECT asks him to. Then it turns out that he's totally bankrupt and he lost his only source of income when he quit taking orders from ZECT.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Having lived in luxury for his whole life, Tsurugi's not so great when it comes to "common sense".
  • Sad Clown
  • Spoiled Sweet: He doesn't know much about the world outside of the nobility since he was "raised to be an emperor" all his life. However, he appreciates the life lessons he learned from Jiiya, his friendship with Kagami and Juuka, and his crush on Misaki.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: The Scorpio Worm.
  • Tastes Like Chicken: He's one of the only people who can stomach Renge's cooking and actually enjoy it.
  • That Man Is Dead: Pulls this when Tendou calls him by his name during his Face–Heel Turn, justified in the fact that the real Tsurugi is dead.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: The Scorpio Worm, which he's spent much of his life hunting, turns out to be himself — the real Tsurugi Kamishiro was killed years ago by the Scorpio Worm, which then mimicked him so perfectly he forgot what he really was.
  • The Tragic Rose: Abhors roses because it reminds him of his sister's death.

Shouji Kusakabe/ Kamen Rider Dark Kabuto

  • Always Someone Better: Tendou is able to read all of his moves and acknowledges that he will never be as good as him.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Mishima brought him up with the sole purpose of testing the Rider System and eventually replacing Tendou.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: There was no real reason for him to sacrifice himself to kill Negishi, since he was just a regular Native and wouldn't have stood a chance against the Riders.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: He still can't bring himself to forgive Hiyori after she abandons him for Tendou.

    ZECT 

Shuichi Tadakoro

Yuzuki Misaki

  • Action Girl: Misaki's capable of fighting as long as she isn't hit by the Distress Ball. In later episodes, she appears to be more of a Faux Action Girl.
  • Big Eater: Misaki is often seen eating large bowls of ramen whenever she is having lunch with Kagami.
  • Bridge Bunnies: Plays this on occasion with Tadakoro.
  • Distressed Damsel: Aside from one episode, where Misaki is posing as a phantom thief to catch the attention of a Worm, she often needs to be saved by Kabuto, Gatack, or Sasword. It gets a little ridiculous when you see she's capable of fighting.
  • Last-Name Basis: No one calls her by her first name, Yuzuki.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Kagami.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Near the end of the series, she decides to side with Kagami instead of ZECT.
  • Tsundere: Misaki gets very flustered around Tsurugi, but later warms up to him.

Renge Takatori

  • Cute Bruiser: Very cute. Very dangerous.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Despite all the military training Renge has undergone, she's very clumsy. A lot of her time at Bistro La Salle consists of cooking poorly or tripping over.
  • Genki Girl: After Renge starts working at Bistro La Salle, she's shown to be energetic and perky.
  • Lethal Chef: Unless your name is Tsurugi and Tendo's evil twin.
  • Razor Floss: Proficient with it.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Hiyori's actress, Yui Satonaka, developed health issues and took a break after filming for The Movie ended. As a result, Renge was written in shortly after Hiyori was Put on a Bus to introduce the Hyper Zector, and took her place in Bistro La Salle.

Riku Kagami

  • Big Bad: In the movie, where he willingly made a deal with the Worms
  • Dark Secret: Keeps it under wraps that he and Tendou's father chose their own sons to wield the Rider System before they were even born.
  • Large Ham: Some of his lines are really hammy.

Masato Mishima / Kamen Rider TheBee IV

  • The Dragon: In the movie, where he and Riku made a deal with the Worms to annihilate humanity.
  • For Science!: He's not above conducting experiments on an innocent young boy to unlock the true nature of the Rider System.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Wears glasses and has little empathy for others.
  • The Glasses Come Off: During the final battle with Kabuto, he threw off his glasses to assume is One-Winged Angel form.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: He's the last person to become Kamen Rider TheBee, and the only one who doesn't come back as his own rider. Unsurprisingly, it's him that shows up as TheBee in Let's Go Kamen Riders.
  • Megane: He wears glasse.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Whatever Mishima was doing was ignored in favor of the goal of destroying all Worms and the saving Hiyori subplot. Come episode 47, Mishima becomes a One-Winged Angel and is revealed to be a converted Native!
  • One-Winged Angel: His Worm form.
  • The Starscream: Getting tired of Riku's bullshit, he decides to take things into his own hands, becoming the Final Boss in the process.

Negishi

    Bistro La Salle 

Hiyori Kusakabe

  • Bokukko: Hiyori uses the "boku" pronoun when speaking.
  • Catchphrase: "Why me?" or "Why do I have to?" note 
  • Deadpan Snarker: Hiyori is often sarcastic and grumpy in her responses.
  • Distressed Damsel: Whenever Hiyori runs into a Worm, she often needs rescuing. It makes sense, however, when you realize why Tendou decided to become a Rider.
  • I Am a Monster: This was her reaction to discovering that she is a Worm.

Yumiko Takemiya

    Others 

Juka Tendou

  • Locked Out of the Loop: Remains blissfully unaware of everything Tendou is doing in spite of being acquainted with members of ZECT.
  • Meaningful Name: Lampshading Tendou and Tsurugi's Meaningful Names, she has one of her own spoken in lieu of Tendou's Catchphrase: "The beautiful girl who walks on the path of heaven, and makes trees and flowers beautiful." note 
  • Morality Pet: Put Juka in danger and you'll be dealing with Tendou. In fact, when she gets into a car accident inadvertently caused by Tsurugi, that's one of the only times we see Tendou lose his cool.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In one episode, when Juka comes to eat breakfast glumly, Tendou starts to get worried.
  • Sailor Fuku: She wears this as her school's uniform.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: In contrast to Tendou, who's usually a Jerkass Insufferable Genius to others, Juka is openly kind to others. In fact, some people can't believe Juka is related to Tendou because of how their personalities are different.

Gon (Yuriko Takayama)

  • The Nameless: "Gon" is only a placeholder for her real name, and it's short for "nanashi no gonbei" (nameless person).
  • Nice Hat: She often wears a knit cap. When she regains her memories and forgets about Daisuke, she stops wearing the hat. When she remembers Daisuke, she starts wearing it again.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Prior to receiving her memories back, she was referred to as "Gon", short for "nanashi no gonbei" (nameless person). Come the end of the series, however, she prefers to be addressed by her real name, Yuriko.
  • Tagalong Kid: As Daisuke's Kid Sidekick.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Gon is very smart and is the brains to Daisuke's brawn.

Jiiya

  • Cool Old Guy: In Tendou's own words, if he's the world's treasure, then Jiiya is humanity's treasure.

    Worms 

Rena Mamiya/Uca Worm

Reiji Noji/Cassis Worm

  • Badass Longcoat: Part of his regular attire.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Black slacks and shirt, grey tie, black hooded longcoat and even a classy silver-topped cane.
  • Cane Fu: When in human form he sometimes uses his silver-topped cane, managing even to beat the crap out of a Rider in full armored form.
  • Dark Is Evil: Dresses in all black and transforms into a deep purple Worm.
  • Flash Step: In a series where every Rider can go super-speed, this guy is so quick that the Hyper Clocked Up Kabuto is literally stationary to him.
  • Irony: He's based on a snail, yet he's the fastest Worm.
  • Power Copying: Pulls this one out to great effect In his second form, Cassis Gladius and can even copy Riders' finishing moves.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Employs this sometimes in human form.

    Characters appearing in Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love 

Hidenari Oda/Kamen Rider Hercus

Tetsuki Yamato/Kamen Rider Ketaros

Issei Kurosaki/Kamen Rider Caucasus

  • Agent Peacock: Between his obsession with roses, and his clearly luxurious white suit, cape, and hat, and that he easily hands the heroes their asses for most of their fight, he counts.
  • Big Bad: Of God Speed Love movie.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Easily defeats Hercus with his Hyper Zecter, which uses Hyper Clock-Up. He also handles Kabuto and Gatack with no problem. Until Gatack catches his foot mid-attack, allowing Kabuto to steal the Hyper Zecter. Then Kabuto defeats him in return just after using Hyper Clock-Up a few minutes backwards, and Hyper Kicks him to annihilation.
  • David vs. Goliath: Thematic example in comparison to Kabuto and Gatack; the Atlas beetle whom Caucasus is based on is significantly larger than the kabutomushi or stag beetle. This symbolizes the sheer hurdle and difference in power between the golden Rider versus our heroes... at least until Kabuto steals his Hyper Zecter. It's worth noting that it did not give Caucasus a Hyper Form like it does Kabuto, hinting that Caucasus is naturally more powerful than him without it, and it only serves to augment his strength.
  • Evil Counterpart: The Caucasus Zecter is one of Kabutech Zecters, which is based on Kabuto's.
  • Finishing Move: Rider Kick. He's also clearly shown to have a Rider Punch for his Zecter type's requisite Rider Beat but he gets ejected into space before his punch connects.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Downplayed. He's not shown to value his looks, and indeed, he's got a more brutish face than expected of this trope, but it's clear that his ideal of beauty is more to do with strength, and there he definitely does hold himself as the most "beautiful".
  • Hero Killer: He gets to do the requisite killing of Kagami in order for Tendou newly activating Hyper Kabuto and Hyper Clock Up to prevent his death, this time by Caucasus smashing the window of Kagami's escape pod.
  • Something About a Rose: Carries a blue rose both in and out of suit. He drops a rose at Hercus' corpse after one-shotting him, and blue rose petals it are scattered in the shuttle the heroes manage to sneak aboard, alerting the audience to his presence. Kurosaki does reference to a rose's more traditional color in his Badass Boast:
    Kurosaki: I will add your colors to my rose. The red blood of a traitor and the tears of your humiliation.
  • The Social Darwinist: His personal philosophy:
    Kurosaki (responding to Tendou's question of him being fine with Worms taking over the Earth): Whether it's the Worms or the humans doesn't matter. Only the strongest and most beautiful may look upon the rose. That is the only reason I fight.

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