Portrayed by: Shu Watanabe (live), Seiji Takaiwa (suit)
A world-traveling vagrant with no family, dreams, or long-term career, whose recent stint as a museum guard for the Kougami Foundation ends with him taking possession of three Core Medals and the OOO Driver, allowing him to turn into Kamen Rider OOO and fulfill his subconscious impulse for helping people.
A God Am I: Kougami's agenda is to get Eiji to succeed where the original OOO failed — by absorbing the thousands of Cell Medals within the Foundation's vault.
Baleful Polymorph/One-Winged Angel: Is forced into fully transforming into a berserk, mindless Greeed by Dr. Maki in Episode 46. Fortunately he managed to return to his true self come next episode.
The Berserker: Like FangJoker, PuToTyra was extremely difficult for Eiji to control. Of course, he does eventually manage to tame the form.
Blessed with Suck: The five purple Core Medals inside his body. Eiji has enough of the medals to use the PuToTyra Combo, by far the strongest terms of power (in fact, strong enough to shatter Core Medals), and the medals themselves are sentient enough that they can emerge from his body on their own to be used if Eiji is ever in mortal danger. On the flip side, it will send send him into a mindless rampagethat drains his strength more than normal combos; while it became possible for him to control it, it's difficult to maintain that control and the combo is less powerful when restrained. Their presence in his body also causes Eiji to turn into a Greeed.
Finishing Move: Several. The finishers themselves have elements of Combo Platter Powers. For instance, with Head Medals, the Taka Head has OOO target the enemy with a scope before attacking, while the Lion Head charges his attacks with glowing energy. Also, with Leg Medals, the Batta Legs are leaping attacks, while the Cheetah Legs are rushing attacks.
TaToBa Combo: TaToBa Kicknote OOO's legs turn into grasshopper legs, with which he leaps into the air. He then produces three rings (red, yellow then green), which he then descends through, surrounding him in a different aura, to execute a drop kick.
GataKiriBa Combo: GataKiriBa Kicknote OOO and his duplicates leap into the air and hit the enemy with numerous flying side kicks.
LaToraTah Combo: Gash Crossnote OOO produces three yellow rings between him and the enemy. He then dashes through them, which energizes the Tora Claws before he cross-slashes the enemy with them.
SaGoZo Combo: SaGoZo Impactnote OOO jumps into the air and lands back down with a powerful stomp, which traps the enemy in the ground. Afterwards, the ground pulls the enemy towards OOO, where he delivers a headbutt and two punches.
TaJaDor Combo: Prominence Dropnote OOO executes a flying drop kick with the Raptor Edges engulfed in flames and opening up like talons.
ShaUTa Combo: Octo Banishnote OOO liquefies his body to go airborne. He then binds and throws the enemy towards him with the Unagi Whips. Finally, he turns the Tako Legs into a drill, which he uses to burst through the enemy.
PuToTyra Combo: Blasting Freezernote OOO restricts the enemy with the Wind Stingers. Afterwards, he freezes them in place with the External Fins. Finally, he swings his Tail Divider at the enemy, which shatters them into pieces.
TaMaShii Combo: TaMaShii Bombernote OOO absorbs the energy around him (in the movie's case, flames created by the Great Leader's fireballs) shoots a Kamehame Hadoken with the Shocker Medal's energy in it to damage and restrict his opponent, then creates two red energy projectiles with the Taka and Imagin Medals that go spiraling towards the opponent to finish him.
BuraKaWani Combo: Warning Ridenote OOO produces three orange rings between him and the enemy. He then slides through them foot first like a crawling snake, which energizes the Saw Deadscythers before he kicks the enemy with them.
Super TaToBa Combo: Super TaToBa Kicknote An enhanced version of the TaToBa Kick.
Random Combo Forms
LaKiriBa: OOO leaps into the air with the Batta Legs. Then, he blinds the enemy with the Lion Head's power. Finally, OOO performs a mid-air cross slash with the Kamakiri Swords.
TakaKiriTah: OOO locks on to the enemy with the Taka Head's power. Then, after producing three rings (one red, another green and the third yellow) between him and the enemy, OOO dashes through them and executes a cross slash with the Kamakiri Swords.
Medajalibur: OOO Bashnote OOO executes a Diagonal Cut that slices through the enemy and it's background, which is restored once the enemy is destroyed.
Taja Spinner: MagnaBlazenote Using TaJaDor's Core Medals and four Cell Medals in the Taja Spinner, OOO is engulfed in a flaming phoenix and uses it in a flying charge into the enemy.
TajaSpinner: Using any combination of seven Cell or Core Medals in the Taja Spinner, OOO launches a wheel of energy at the enemy. Power is dependent on the number of Cores used.
Medagabryu Bazooka Mode: Strain Doomnote OOO shoots a blast of dark energy at the enemy.
Medagabryu Axe Mode: Grand of Rage
Gameplay and Story Segregation/Story Breaker Power: Although never outright supported by the plot, GataKiriBa is drastically more useful than any of Eiji's other combos; as such, he never gains access to it except when he would be absolutely be unable to defeat an enemy otherwise.
The OOO's movie shows how truly powerful the Strongest Combo is. Thanks to it Replication ability, it was able to allow Eiji to transform into all of his complete combos.
One of the Net Movies reveals the true reason why Eiji hardly uses it: the CGI cost.
Glowing Eyes of Doom: Eiji's eyes glow purple after he absorbs the Dinosaur Medals. This only happens when their power reacts to something.
Good Is Not Dumb: Ankh gave Eiji the OOO Driver, believing he's an impressionable pawn. But come Episode 2 Eiji not only proves him wrong, but also showed a considerable level of cunning.
Stepford Smiler: Episode 32 reveals he's most likely a Type B — he's also embittered for being unable to stop the civil war that killed said girl, which was being funded and orchestrated by his politician father.
Incendiary Exponent: When he performs TaJaDor's "Magna Blaze" Giga Scan, he ignites into a firebird and rams the opponent from the air.
Law of Chromatic Superiority: Initially played straight with TaJaDor, which seemed to be a stronger combo than any of the others, even getting a unique design from its pieces and chest symbols whereas the others were more proper combos. Then subverted when combos were proven to be situational, turning TaJaDor into "the form that flies" much like ShaUTa is "the form that swims".
Seemingly ultimately played straight at the finale, as Eiji uses this form to defeat Dr. Maki once and for all.
Bonus points, in that the belt's song for TaJaDor is very serious and dramatic sounding, while the songs for the other combos are more of a playful jingle.
The Foreshadowing hinted at by Kougami, who displays this picture◊ in #44 while talking about how strong desire can even make lifeforms evolve. Yup, that's the evolved bird beating its predecessor, the dinosaur.
Loyal Phlebotinum: The OOO Driver will only work for him because he's the one that broke its seal.
Though this is largely an Informed Ability said by Ankh. We haven't seen what (if anything) would happen if someone else tried to use the OOO Driver.
One can theorize that like a Sengoku Driver the belt wouldn't activate.
Obfuscating Stupidity: Played for Laughs in Episode 3 where he threatens to "not be able to resist doing something stupid" and throw away the OOO Driver to force Ankh into releasing Hina. Subverted, as his natural personality just seems stupid despite him being extremely clever.
Rich Idiot with No Day Job: Subverted. He used to be an emissary for his politician father, with a genuine desire to help people. Unfortunately, his father used the money he donated to the African village he was in to fund a civil war which killed a girl he befriended, which he exploited to earn votes. This traumatic incident robbed him of all desire, turning him into a self-sufficient wanderer helping people along the way.
Shell-Shocked Veteran: The civil war that killed a friend of his not only left him the sole survivor due to being a politician's son, but also helped his father earn votes without even caring for his feelings. He grew into a jaded man with no desires, allowing him to become OOO (specifically, with the Red, Green, Yellow, Gray and Blue Medals) without losing his mind. Unfortunately, the Purple Medals feed on the desire of nothingness, explaining why it turns Eiji into The Berserker.
From Bad to Worse: The money he donated to the village was secretly being used to fund said civil war, making him indirectly responsible for it and the casualties of it.
Shockwave Clap: SaGoZo has the ability to generate extremely powerful shockwaves by beating his chest like a Gorilla.
Tragic Keepsake: Keeps Ankh's cracked Taka medal after the battle with Dr. Maki.
Walking the Earth: A closer look at his spare change in Episode 1 reveals currency from other countries (including an American quarter), and in Episode 3, he can be seen in the background of a photograph taken in the middle of a desert. He also states in Episode 1 that he doesn't have a fixed address and often isn't even in Japan. Turns out he used to be a traveling emissary on behalf of his father. At the end of the series he left Japan once again, and a year later, updates his friends through webcam on his whereabouts, unknowingly being accompanied by Ankh's spirit — somewhere in the desert.
AxeGrindingCannon: Medagabryu, the main weapon of PuToTyra Combo. note It can also be used with other Combo forms through the energy of the purple Core Medals in Eiji's body. However, PuToTyra is the only form that can control its Bazooka Mode.
Kill It with Ice: When summoned and wielded by a different Combo form, the Medagabryu can use ice-powered slashes.
Word Puree Title: All the combo names, default, random or official. And with words from two languages to boot.
Fun with Acronyms: And then there's the movie only TaMaShii Combo, which could also be read as 'tamashi' or soul.
You Are Not Alone: A major part of his growth as a character is realizing this. Happens more directly in the finale after Ankh performs a Heroic Sacrifice to allow him to use TaJaDor against Maki, only for Eiji to find out quickly that he's literally fighting alongside Ankh's spirit. Even though he doesn't know it, Ankh never leaves him.
Ankh/Shingo Izumi's body
Voice/Live Actor: Ryosuke Miura
Suit Actor: Eitoku/Satoshi Fujita (hand)
The Bird Greeed and a dishonest wildcard who was released along with the other Greeed — in the form of his right arm. After encountering Eiji and turning him into OOO, he takes over the half-dead body of Shingo Izumi, a police detective whom Eiji met earlier in the story, to become his temporary vessel even as he keeps an eye on Eiji.
And I Must Scream: Ultimately averted with Shingo — he was conscious all along while his body was taken over by Ankh, but this has no effect on his psyche once he temporarily regained control of his body during Episodes 41-43, and once he returns to his body for good at the finale.
And Then What?: Asks this of the other Greeed in regards to becoming complete. Unlike the others, he's come to realize that becoming complete is a moot point because that still won't satisfy them, and that he realized he desires something more: to be alive.
In Movie Wars MEGAMAX, Ankh comes back from the future to help Eiji battle Kamen Rider Poseidon; this gives Eiji hope, since it means someday he will restore the cracked Taka Medal.
Anti-Hero: Type V. He's only helping Eiji against the other Greeed because it's in his own best intrests, and has no qualms about who is hurt so long as he gets what he wants. Gradually becomes Type II in the end.
Being Evil Sucks: Is thus far the only Greeed to realize just how lousy lousy an existence being a Greeed really is and now utterly loathes being one at all. He actually goes on a tirade about this in his confrontation with the Eiji Greeed in Episode 46, explaining exactly just how awful being a Greeed really is and asking him if he could ever really know what that's like.
Butt Monkey/The Chew Toy: One of the few villainous examples. He gets hurt in a comical fashion, including being crushed under a vending machine, kicked, hit by a flying Tako Candroid, and getting flipped over by Hina.
Played for Drama in Episode 8, where he gets beaten half to death by Uva, has two core medals stolen from him, gets rocks thrown at, and having to crawl to Eiji for some cell medals.
But Now I Must Go: After waking Eiji so he can be saved from his fall and thanking him for helping him become a living being, Ankh's spirit starts flying away and says Eiji doesn't need to his help anymore before vanishing into half his broken Taka Core. Subverted kind of, because Ankh's spirit remains with Eiji without his knowledge, but a Tear Jerker reguardless.
Ankh: I'm not the hand you need help from anymore.
Calling Your Attacks: The only live character to indulge in this so far, when he whacked Gamel on the forehead to escape his grasp.
Face-Heel Turn in Episode 43, when he turns on Eiji, re-possesses Shingo, and joins Dr. Maki and the other Greeed.
Heel-Face Turn in Episode 46, when he realized completing his body was not worth turning his back on Eiji, Hina and Shingo — and that he truly wanted to be alive. Come Episode 47, he finds himself unable to kill the man he came to consider his friend, turning on Dr. Maki... who then proceeded to crack his Taka Medal, sending him on the verge of death. He ultimately makes a Heroic Sacrifice to save Eiji, but in the process somehow gained true life, and thus a spirit that survived his demise.
Helping Hands: Due to losing nearly all his Cores, he's been reduced to an arm, but is still able to function perfectly well without a body... and fly.
Heroic Sacrifice: Ultimately sacrifices himself to let Eiji become TaJaDoru to defeat Dr. Maki once and for all...but
The End... Or Is It?: A spectral form of his hand was last seen stalking Eiji one year after he resumed his travels.
Hidden Depths: Somehow, he ended up being a right forearm, while the rest of him is a completely separate entity. Even he and the rest of his body seem confused as to how this happened until #30.
Improbable Aiming Skills: He's able to throw medals with such skill that he's thrown one right into the OOO Driver slot... from across the battlefield, past a swarm of Jellyfish Yummy! Justified, as long-range accuracy is the Taka Medal's innate power.
Improbable Hairstyle: Looks very hard to maintain for someone who was pretty much homeless for the first few episodes. Especially obvious when he jumps into a river in #15, and arrives just a few minutes later looking as polished as usual.
Large Ham: Shows this at times, normally when he's actually happy for once, such as when he got his Kujaku Medal back. He really hams it up when playing the Great Leader of Shocker in Kougami's movie.
In the net movies for Let's Go Kamen Riders; just watch him Freak Out when he sees there are no more popsicles, or how loud he gets when he proclaims that the secret to the show's success is "Me, ANKH!!"
The Last Dance: Heads back to help Eiji in the Final Battle with Dr. Maki and Uva despite the fact that the former dealt him a fatal blow by cracking his Taka Core.
My Species Doth Protest Too Much/Heel Realization: Unlike the other Greeed, he came to realize how pointless their quest of becoming complete is, because even that won't fill the void within them. He's becoming frustrated with how his kind seem completely unaware of this and is sick and tired of being one. Having Eiji thank him for letting him become OOO seems to have triggered a clearer Heel Realization.
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: He thought Eiji would make for a good dimwitted puppet; he ended up with a guy who's a lot more cunning than he shows, and giving him a Transformation Trinket that allows him to oppose the Greeed and save lives (which he apparently really wanted to do). Extra points for letting Eiji know that Ankh needs Eiji and the OOO Driver to be able to do anything at all and letting Eiji keep the OOO Driver with him at all times. Eiji eventually thanks Ankh for this.
Not So Different: From Kazari, which is why he turns down the offer to work together. He can't trust someone who's as sneaky as he is.
Played straight later, after Ankh (Lost) is destroyed and he's absorbed some of Kazari's Cores. It allows him to assume his Greeed form despite using Shingo's body as a base. The first time he actually does it is to fight Eiji in Episode 46... in self-defense after Maki forces Eiji to perform this trope. Even with only three Cores, he's capable of this.
Odd Name Out: The other Greeed all have names stimming from a desire, or at the very least, a verb. Ankh's means "eye of the hawk" and it's also the Egyptian symbol for life.
Word of God has it that during production stages, his name was "Asshu", from "Assuru"/"Dominate", i.e: desire for authority. It still fits him even now.
Playing with Fire: While not originally shown, it was speculated due to the TaJaDor Combo having flames surrounding it whenever it's formed, when it executes a Finishing Move, and with the Taja Spinner having the power to shoot fireballs. It was further supported by the Bird Yummy also able to use fire elemental attacks and finally confirmed by Ankh (Lost).
After he absorbs Ankh (Lost), he has the ability to use it now.
Posthumous Character: Ankh's "host", Shingo Izumi. Though Shingo slowly recovered back to perfect health while being possessed.
Power Fist: His Greeed arm (which — at least until he re-absorbs his body from Ankh (Lost) — is his entire body) is his Weapon of Choice when he has to fight, normally using his claws to slash the opponent.
Power Gives You Wings: When he regains two of his Cores, he gains a single energy wing... and that's it. Ankh (Lost) has the other.
Redemption Equals Death/Redemption Earns Life: In a weird way, he manages both at the same time. He ultimately performs a Heroic Sacrifice to give Eiji the power to finish off Dr. Maki once and for all, all of his Cores except for his Taka Cora (which broke in half) remaining. But in the process, he became truly alive and gained a spirit, which means unlike the other Greeed, he's not Deader than Dead and his spirit is last seen watching over Eiji. So in this case, redemption literally earned life and gave him an afterlife in the process.
Red Right Hand: Literally; it's all there is to him! Turns out the rest of his body is a different entity altogether, but even after recovering his full body, he still has a tendency to only materialize his Greeed Arm.
Right Hand Versus Left Hand: He and Eiji sometimes don't exactly clue each other in to important details (like when Kougami offered Eiji one of Ankh's medals). Also literally from Episode 25 onwards, due to Ankh's left arm creating the Yummy for the arc. Another (smaller) example would be in Episode 35, where Shingo temporarily gains control of his body and tries to save Hina from the Unicorn Yummy.
Rocket Punch: Performs one in Episode 13 when fighting Goto by launching himself off his host's arm and punching him in the face.
Also uses a similar technique to gather Cell Medals whenever Eiji defeats a Yummy.
Secretly Dying: He keeps the fact he's been mortally wounded by Maki hidden from everyone (except Hina). He says he's hiding it so Eiji won't worry about him during the Final Battle. Eiji doesn't realize it until after Ankh already performed his Heroic Sacrifice and he sees the cracked Core himself.
Trademark Favorite Food: Popsicles, so much so he's willing to steal a few from children. In Episode 15, Chiyoko presents Eiji with Ankh's popsicle bill of ¥23,625 (~$280). In the same episode, Eiji goes so far as to promise Ankh a year's worth of popsicles if he helps him save Hina. As it turns out, the reason he's so addicted to them is that actually tasting food is a completely new experience for him. Greeed normally can't taste anything, but due to possessing Shingo's body, Ankh gained the ability to do so. When Eiji eventually finds out, he regrets his efforts to curb Ankh's popsicle intake.
Unexplained Recovery: Shingo, in the end. He reclaims his body for good, and returns to a normal life.
Vitriolic Best Buds: With Eiji. Sure, they frequently undermine one another's goals to advance their own, but at least they're upfront about it.
Villainous BSOD: Goes into one (of the Heel Realization variant) at the climax of Episode 46, when Eiji thanks him for helping him rediscover his desire: to help people. Ankh instantly stops attacking him and freezes up at the notion.
You Are Not Alone: After he performs his Heroic Sacrifice, his spirit appears to fight along side OOO in the final battle, giving a smile pretty much telling Eiji this.
You Will Be Assimilated: Ankh and the rest of his body try this on each other at the end of Episode 29. And the other Ankh was winning before Eiji intervened.
Happens again in Episode 40, only this time, both Eiji and Hina are unable to stop Ankh from getting consumed by Ankh (Lost). Three episodes later, however, Ankh (Lost) is killed, allowing Ankh to absorb what's left of him to regain his true power.
International Cuisine Restaurant Cous Coussier
A cosplay restaurant themed on international cultures.
Live Actress: Marie Kai
Owner of the Cous Coussier. She hires Hina on account of her Super Strength, and later (and on Hina's recommendation) Eiji on account of his knowledge of foreign cultures garnered from the years he spent as a world traveler.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Most of it happens offscreen, but Hina's reaction to her beating the tar out of a group of mind-controlled police officers implies there's more to her than just The Ditz. In this case, though, she was also reallyangry.
Surprisingly Good English: A few of her lines at the end of Episode 10 when she tries to teach Ankh etiquette and table mannersnote Though the purpose is ambiguous, since her restaurant is taking on a school theme in the scene. certainly count. Not one bit of accent when she used English.
Live Actress: Riho Takada
Shingo's younger sister. After learning from Eiji of what became of her brother, she urged him to join her as a coworker at the Cous Coussier, not only because of his extensive knowledge of foreign cultures (which the restaurant uses as its cosplay themes), but also to look after her brother's body, now occupied by Ankh.
Earn Your Happy Ending: Her brother regains control of his own body for good and they return to their normal lives.
Expy: Black hair? Check. Wears white a lot? Check. Super Strength? Check. Frequently uses said Super Strength to keep the ally Kaijin in line? Check. She has a lot in common with Hana, with their names only one letter apart. Makes sense, cause the writer for this series was also the writer for Den-O.
Locked Out of the Loop: Averted. Eiji tries to make up a story about Shingo being on an undercover operation, but that lie gets blown almost immediately. He finally tells her the whole story in Episode 4.
Ship Tease: It's shown several times that she deeply cares for Eiji.
And, at other times, for Ankh. She even made personal chocolate Valentines for them both.
Super Strength: You wouldn't expect this until we see it for the first time, lifting a giant vending machine just so Eiji could pick up the Cell Medal he found...and then smashing it on Ankh's hand when she sees it.
A company that has been researching on the Greeed since they found a sarcophagus containing them in their art museum. Also seems to fit the Omniscient Council of Vagueness trope. There main goal seems to be harnessing the power of the Core and Cell Medals for the betterment of mankind. The members are as follows:
Live Actor: Takashi Ukaji
The very eccentric president of Kougami Foundation. A firm believer in the power of desire and the beauty of the birth of all things, good or bad, he is also known for his odd habit of making birthday cakes whenever he's not bending Ankh, Eiji or the other Greeed to his will.
Catch Phrase: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Also WONDERFUL!note Subarashii!
The Chessmaster: He's expected everything that has happened thus far, he even outwitted Ankh, a living incarnation of greed and a cunning trickster himself.
Large Ham: Full stop! None can beat him in hamminess in the show.
Luke, I Am Your Father: The Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful movie reveals that he is the descendant of the first OOO. This factors into his desire to see Eiji succeed where his ancestor failed to do — become a god.
Too Dumb to Live: He himself describes Oda Nobunaga as the most wickedly ambitious man in history...and then clones the guy using Cell Medals. Let's re-iterate: the most evil and ambitious man ever, brought back to life using condensed human greed.
You Didn't Ask: Despite knowing pretty much everything about the events of 800 years ago, he seems to only reveal the information when someone is looking for it. Possibly justified, as he believes desire is the most important thing in the world, so it makes sense he only provides information if someone desires it.
Live Actress: Mayuko Arisue
Kousei's personal secretary who procures cakes and maintains a businesslike attitude.
Action Girl: She shows in Episode 20 just how Badass she really is when she uses a shotgun and a pistol to wipe out a small army of Mooks singlehandedly. Maybe her Big Eater abilities weren't the only reason Kougami hired her... And Kougami even makes her Goto's backup after Date passes onto him the mantle of Birth.
Big Eater: During Episode 14 her temporary replacement is seen to have collapsed halfway through his tenth cake, which is the size of a small cake one could buy from a grocery store. Kougami laments that the replacement, while doing everything he could to wolf down the cake, is not at Satonaka's level. One wonders how on earth she manages, and if her Hammerspace is in fact in her stomach.
Also take notice that she hates sweet things, and is more into spicy foods. One has to wonder how she is able to literally stomach all that sugar.
Guns Akimbo: In Episode 20, she arrives to help against the latest Yummy armed with a pistol and shotgun.
Instant Expert: Date and Goto have to train like crazy just to use the Birth Buster; Satonaka gets one out of necessity and has no such problem. Though it is on a lower setting, so it's justified.
Let's Get Dangerous: She's normally quite unassuming... then Kougami told her to go help OOO and Birth with a Yummy. Cue her arriving on a motorcycle armed with a shotgun and pistol and proceeds to kick butt.
Punch Clock Hero: Only shows her Action Girl credentials when Kougami asks her to. Even when she's officially reassigned as Goto's support once he takes over as Birth, she turns off the Yummy-detecting Gorilla Candroid when she's on her break. Goto had to offer her a percentage of his pay in order to get her to be on-call and ready to deploy at all times.
Freudian Excuse: A very twisted one. His parents died and his sister was kind of a jerk... so he burns her to death the day before her wedding because she was going to get married and leave him behind with her doll. While he seemed to mourn her before he remembered this, afterwards, he assumes he did the right thing and shows no remorse.
Kick the Dog: Besides burning his sister to death for attempting to leave him alone in their house, Maki's lowest point in the series was probably locking up scientists in the lab just to test out the Yummies' powers.
Kick the Son of a Bitch: Impales Kazari through the chest and rips out all his medals. After witnessing what he did to Mezul and Gamel, you wouldn't mind all that much.
Omnicidal Maniac: Seems to be a mild example. He's stated that his ultimate desire is to see the end of the world, and use the power of the Medals to do that but has yet to actually try. Until now.
One-Winged Angel: Absorbs five of the Purple Core Medals to undergo Greeedification and transform into the Dinosaur Greeed so he can kill whichever Greeed goes berserk after it destroys the world and become the last living thing on earth.
Power of the Void: While Eiji became An Ice Person from the Purple Cores, Maki's Greeed powers seemed to be more towards this, including dark energy blasts and his Yummy being able to destroy everything with a smoke, as well as sending off an energy wave which reduced a large area of forest into nothing. Which makes since, as he literally desired there to be nothing by a void in the end.
Villainous Breakdown: Realizing that Chiyoko looks identical to his sister results in him having an emotional breakdown. This lasts until he realized that he killed off his sister himself and he gets even worse than he used to be.
Weaksauce Weakness: Despite becoming the most powerful Greeed, he can still be effectively disabled by knocking his doll off his shoulder, as shown in Episode 47 when Ankh sets his doll ablaze. He spent so much time trying to retrieve it after throwing it to the ocean to put it out Eiji and Ankh managed to escape. Though this may be why it's not visible when he's in his Greeed form.
You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Pulls this on Kazari after OOO damaged one of his Cores, after which Maki ripped the rest out of him and left him with only the damaged Lion Core that eventually shattered. He also does this to Ankh after pulling a Heel-Face Turn and stops him from trying to kill Eiji and reclaim the Purple Medals still inside his body.
Kamen Rider Birth
Portrayed by: Eitoku
An experimental Kamen Rider suit using the expendable but common Cell Medals, as opposed to OOO and his rare Core Medals.
Birth Buster: After connecting the Cell Bullet Pod to the barrel of the Birth Buster, Birth shoots an explosive ball of energy at the enemy.
Breast Cannon: Breast Cannon Shootnote Birth fires a blast of red energy at the enemy. The blast's power varies depending on how many multiples of two Cell Medals were used to charge it.
CLAWs Scorpion: Fires an array of various colored lasers from the tip of its stinger.
BirthDay: Cell Bashnote Birth Day fires a blast of red energy from the Breast Cannon without inserting cell medals
Fun with Acronyms: Birth's weapons are referred to as the Birth CLAWS, or the Cannon/Leg(s)/Arm/Wing System.
Hammerspace: Averted, the Birth system runs on Cell Medals, so it user has to carry the Medals around in something (for Date, a large can and for Goto, a backpack) wherever they go.
However, the Birth Buster, on the other hand, seems to be pulled out of nowhere. Subverted, however, as unlike most Riders were the weapon is formed with the suit, instead of just forming a new one after giving his Birth Buster to Goto, he had to go have a new one made.
Played straight with the CLAWS and the suit itself, as the components that are assembled into the suit and weapons come out of roughly baseball-sized orbs that they could not realistically fit into.
Law of Inverse Recoil: Suprisingly averted. The Birth Buster has a huge recoil, enough to knock an unprepared person off their feet. Date has just practiced and knows how to use it properly.
Motion Capture Mecha: CLAWs Scorpion, to a degree. It's clearly motion controlled and mimics the Birth user's movements to a degree, but obviously takes a few liberties due to the fact that Birth moves like a human while the Scorpion moves like a ... scorpion.
Selective Magnetism: The Birth CLAWs can automatically draw in Cell Medals (but not Core Medals).
Super Prototype: Averted, as the prototype version of the Birth Driver has only a few of the functions of the later model, and is used as a backup when the main driver is damaged. Then Date returns, and takes the prototype in order to back up Goto.
The first full-time wielder of the Birth system and, like Eiji, a world traveler who only came back to earn funds for his travels.
All There in the Manual: In-series — the manual of the Birth suit includes information on Ankh and Eiji. By his own words, it appears Kougami expected him to read it and didn't brief him much.
Blood from the Mouth: Spits up blood when badly injured by the Greeed, causing Goto to think he died.
Bounty Hunter: He was hired by the Kougami Foundation to get a hundred million Cell Medals to be paid, which requires him to hunt down and destroy Yummy and Greeed. This is simular to real life bounty hunters, who are technically, by law, hired to hunt down the bail of the person, represented physically by the person.
Catchphrase: "Now's the perfect time to cash in" and "Time to get to work".
Combat Medic: Date was once part of a team of doctors that traveled the world. His nickname was something along the lines of the "Fighting Doctor". In the finale he returns to Africa to resume his work.
Hidden Depths: While we don't know what he wants his money for, it's implied that it's something important, at least to him.
Episode 37 implies he wishes to use the money to fund medical schools in the country which experienced a civil war that involved him and Eiji; this is used as his motivation for his faux-Face-Heel Turn. However, episode 38 reveals that he needs it to fund his own surgery to remove the bullet in his skull.
Instant Expert: Averted, unlike most Kamen Riders, he needs an instruction manual to know how to use the Birth suit. He does mention that he hates reading through manuals though, and prefers to learn from practical experience.
The Last Dance: It's revealed that he became Birth because he's dying — he has a bullet lodged in his brain. However, he returns in Episode 46, fully recovered, and rejoins Goto as Birth Proto Type.
Malaproper: Refers to several different bird Yummies as chickens, which Goto has to correct him on.
Malicious Misnaming: Mistakes Ankh's name as "Anko" (which means red bean paste, also a female Japanese name), and keeps addressing him as such throughout the series, usually in a playful way.
Real Men Hate Sugar: He doesn't seem to like sweets, as he flees the Cous Coussier when it has a dessert fair.
The Rival: A more friendly version than normal for Kamen Rider, and it's not really towards OOO but to Ankh. Eiji doesn't really care about Cell Medals and just really wants to save people, and is even willing to join forces with him whenever necessary; it's Ankh that is really in conflict with Date.
Even Ankh lightened up slightly when he realized that Birth is only interested in Cells and not Cores. And really, name one person Ankh isn't hostile towards.
Shoo Out the Clowns: Leaves before the show's comedy rate drops as the plot reaches its climax, though he does come back.
Character Development: Big time. Once Kougami told him his pride is one of the reasons he was denied the chance to become Birth, he decided it's about time he swallow his pride and learn some humility by becoming a waiter at the Cous Coussier, as well as ask Date to make him his apprentice.
Chick Magnet: During his stay at Cous Coussier, he was popular among the female customers.
Even Jerks Have Standards: One reason he was initially denied the chance to become Birth is because he objected to Dr. Maki's unscrupulous ways.
The Gunslinger: He's been shown using a pistol, a shotgun, and even gets a Birth Buster when Date takes him as his apprentice.
Heroic Wannabe: He joined the Kougami Foundation to help save the world - and spends the first part of the series grumpy because Eiji's doing all the fighting while his assignments are only to observe and make deliveries.
Hidden Depths: Implied; as he was the only survivor of the Foundation's motorcycle patrol, Shintaro either has some ace battle smarts or Kougami has a reason to keep him alive.
Both, actually, as Shintaro was Kougami's first choice for who would use the Birth System.
Never Got to Say Goodbye: Subverted — he cannot bring himself to say goodbye to Date, believing they will see each other again. And see each other again they did, because The Bus Came Back and Date, now fully recovered, now joins him and OOO as Birth Proto Type.
A being born from the Memory Memory and Nobunaga's black Core Medals, Kamen Rider Core is the embodiment of memories of all previous Kamen Riders. He battled and was defeated by Kamen Riders DoubleCycloneJoker GoldXtreme and OOO TaJaDor.
All Your Powers Combined: Formed from the knowledge of all previous Kamen Riders. Which, for some reason, results in him being on fire.
A God Am I: His plan was to absorb the powers of all the Core Medals and become a Physical God to conquer the world.
Alchemy: The kingdom which he ruled were apparently very skilled with this. They used this to create the Greeed and OOO.
Bigger Bad: While he's dead long before the series starts, he's the cause of everything that's happened in the entire series because he had the Greeed and OOO created out of his own selfish desire to become a God.
Evil Counterpart: To Eiji. While both were OOO, the Ancient King is evil, selfish, and has been referred to as "desire incarnate"; Eiji is selfless, good, and is described as void of all (negative) desire.
One-Man Army: Used OOO's power to become this, having conquered most of Europe by the time he was stopped.
Physical God: His ultimate goal was to become this. Even without it, he was still strong enough to conquer most of Europe through might alone.
Selfish Evil: In-Universe, he's referred to as "desire incarnate" (by Ankh!), and promotional materials state that he has a "soul of desire", making this Canon. According to Kougami, this was ultimately his downfall, as he was so full of desire, his body couldn't contain the power of the Cores.
According to the book his desire was so immense that Uva, Mezool and Kazari were able to make Yummy nearly as strong as themselves out of it.
The Big Bad Ensemble of the show. They were artificial creatures created by humans 800 years ago, only to evolve beyond their control and begin a competition for title of "Multi-King", only to be sealed away by the original OOO. Ankh is one of them, but doesn't get along with them. They also have a Theme Naming going on, each ones name revolves around a desire, except Ankh, who is the Odd Name Outnote Though he did have a name that followed the naming scheme in early production stages.. They feed off human desire and greed by using their Yummy to turn it into Cell Medals. According to Ankh, they also have a habit of regularly turning against each other.In truth, it was the original OOO who made them, in order to Take Over the World and become immortal by absorbing Medals of other living beings; Ankh helped him, hoping to backstab him later. Unfortunately, OOO went out of control and caused the Greeed to be sealed, except for Ankh's body due to only his right arm being sealed.The members are as follows:
Voice/Live Actor: Yuusuke Yamada
Suit Actor: Kazuya Okada
The Insect Greeed and a hot-headed warrior. His Yummies takes strength from stealing the object of their hosts' desires.
The Chessmaster: When he needs to, he's good at making long term, effective plans.
Deal with the Devil: He seems to have changed his preferences to this, as his recent Yummy tried to actively carry out their host's desires (making its host more talented, destroying the wedding of someone they wanted to be with, and carrying out justice on those its host declared 'bad guys') but ultimately causing harm in the long run (sucking the talent out of someone else, violently beating up people who did wrong in the eyes of its host). Uva also remains in contact with the host, unlike his fellow Greeed.
Determinator: He simply won't give up. Even being blown up and reduced to a single Core Medal wasn't enough to put him down for good!
Killed Off for Real: Zig-Zagged. He's the very last Greeed to supposedly bite the dust (not counting Ankh, who managed to live on as a specter). However, it was not shown whether any of his Kuwagata core medal was destroyed in the process. The Megamax Movie also revealed that all medal Uva had absorbed were transported to another time, though Uva did not revive there.
Meaningful Name: His name is a play on "Ubau", a Japanese word meaning "to steal away".
His way of making Yummy makes it more meaningful — they literally steal the object their host desires.
Mook Maker: Figured out a way to make Waste Yummies by breaking Cell Medals in half — two Yummies, half strength, zero upgrade.
He also worked out how to implant Waste Yummies into human hosts, allowing him to farm a huge amount of Cell Medals over time without drawing the sort of attention a full Yummy would bring.
Not Quite Dead: At the end of Episode 36, Uva is seemingly destroyed by Kazari, Gamel, Mezool, and Ankh (Lost)... but then his Kuwagata Medal begins to shake and his voice says he's not letting it end this way. He meant it, managing to possess a human and then team up with Ankh to restore his body.
One-Winged Angel: After having been forced to absorb the other Greeeds' Core Medals, he becomes the Medal Vessel, a machine-like object that converts matter into Cell Medals and produces Waste Yummies as a side effect.
Puppeteer Parasite: Became this after having his body destroyed by Kazari, Gamel, Mezool, and Ankh (Lost), his Kuwagata Core Medal doing much the same as Ankh did by possessing a human who just happened to be walking by. He remains like this until Ankh uses one of his Yummy to get Uva enough Cell Medals to restore his body.
Took a Level in Badass: Since Kazari started absorbing Cores, Uva was kind of left in the dust. So he disappeared for about six episodes and quietly farmed a massive amount of Cell Medals by seeding people with Waste Yummies. The result? He was able to shrug off OOO and Birth's normal attacks like they were nothing and fight OOO TaJaDor on even ground.
In episode 44, he was able to fight Kazari fairly evenly with five less medals than him, and even succeed in reclaiming two of his own.
Voice/Live Actor: Taito Hashimoto
Suit Actor: Jun Watanabe
The Feline Greeed and a cunning schemer. His Yummies have a habit of devouring their hosts once their desires are satisfied.
Demonic Possession: The trait of his Yummies. When Kazari infects someone with one of his Yummies, the victim is forced to act out their desire. Once the Yummy matures, it even completely absorbs the host into its body, making it difficult to fight it without hurting the host.
Disc One Final Boss: Was pretty much the Big Bad most of the series, but Dr. Maki ultimately killed him off and replaced him as the main villain.
Karmic Death: Him getting stabbed in the gut by Dr. Maki echoes his own betrayal of Mezool. The fact Ankh does to his Cores after his death what he did to Mezool and Gamel's, making it all the more karmic.
His final defeat was the result of getting tag-teamed by OOO and Birth, something that was only possible because he started blasting away at his own allies the second he revived, reversing a 5-on-2 match in his favor into a 2-on-1 in favor of OOO and Birth. In short, the power he obtained via Chronic Backstabbing Disorder ultimately left him vulnerable to The Power of Friendship.
Also applies to his manner of creating Yummy. They form around their host once they're complete. In this context, to "decorate" means to apply something to the outside of something else, thus they 'decorate' their host.
Plus it sounds similar to kaze, referring to his wind-based powers.
Villainous Breakdown: He's last seen wandering the city a broken wreck, mourning over the fact he'd failed to gain everything the world has to offer, dying a pathetic shell of his former self.
Xanatos Gambit: By teaming up with Dr. Maki, he points out that creating Yummies bears no downside upon him. Even if it gets destroyed by OOO, most of the Cell Medals are handed over to the Kougami Foundation. Since they then go to Dr. Maki, Kazari still gets a portion of the Medals.
You Didn't Ask: Saw Ankh make off with their missing Medals and never bothered to tell the others until they realize they're missing some Medals. Could be justified because the Greeed are competing with each other, and this information might give him an advantage, playing on his Obfuscating Stupidity.
Voice/Live Actor: Hiroyuki Matsumoto
Suit Actor: Masashi Takada
The Large Animal Greeed and a simple-minded brute. His Yummies are created from his own body using human desires.
Awesome, yet Impractical: The downside to producing Yummy from his own body is that they're absolutely useless for medal farming. This factors into his closeness to Mezool, from whom he procures a large part of Cell Medals in his possession.
His Medals also suffer from this; Eiji and Ankh got a grand total of one Cell Medal for defeating the Buffalo Yummy.
On the upside, having a single Cell Medal reduces the vulnerability period of his Yummy. Theoretically, as long as he has enough medals to spare, he can summon a Zerg Rush of Yummy. There is also the fact that since Yummies get Cell Medals from feeding on their hosts' desires, his Yummies come from him to fulfill his desires — he is feeding on desires, not the Yummy. And then it turns out he can turn anything he touches — including humans — into Cell Medals (as in Episode 46), and once at full power, he need not farm Medals anymore.
Dumb Muscle: Not necessarily stupid, but pretty clearly the most simple-minded among the Greeed. Case in point: he's seen in Episode 6 stacking bar-stools into a fort, with pretty much no interest in the others' problems.
He also has next to no knowledge of Greeed anatomy (like thinking he can replace Mezool's Cores with his own and trying to resurrect her the same way Uva did despite being Killed Off for Real).
While he doesn't do any physical theft, and his Yummies also don't, he does so in a metaphorical way — he always copies what he sees others do since he cannot fully think for himself.
It also sounds roughly like 'kame' meaning turtle, which is what the mishmash creature formed by his and Mezool's Cell Medals resembled the most.
And it's also the last Yummy he creates (technically it's a tortoise).
Nigh Invulnerable: At full power, the only reason why the two Births are able to hurt him is because Dr. Maki had already cracked the Core containing his consciousness.
One-Winged Angel: Kazari convinced him to take in Mezool's Cores, and seems to intend to feed him more, making Gamel an engine of destruction.
Psychopathic Manchild: Case in point — after seeing a couple fight with throwing a shoe, he finds it absolutely hilarious and creates a Yummy whose main power is to make inanimate objects throw themselves at people. It gets worse over the episode as the items move from shoes and bags to heavy metal cases and exploding barrels.
Sweet Tooth: There are points where he does nothing but eat candy even when it's revealed that he can't actually taste it, much less tell the difference between eating candy or eating a plastic toy. He's just copying the reactions that he expects a human would have.
Anti-Villain: Seems to be a Type II. It's hard to see her as anything but this once her true motivation is revealed; a desperate desire to finally be able to feel maternal love that, as a Greeed, she's incapable of ever feeling. Her "motherly love" towards Gamel, Ankh (Lost), and Dr. Maki was all a futile attempt to be able to feel this. Her villainy is by no means her own fault, it's just what she is and there's nothing she can do about it.
Team Mom: A rare villainous example. Gamel even acts like she's his mommy. And then it's made even more heartbreaking in episodes 45 and 46.
Extends to her Yummies as well, even if she and the others ultimately eat them, she still refers to them as 'my children' or 'sweetie'.
She also treats Ankh (Lost) like her child to some degree and refers to Maki as a "hatchling" due to transforming himself into a Greeed.
It's a fairly Deconstructed Trope. When she shows more interest in Maki, Gamel becomes angrily jealous
Teens Are Short: In her human form, the only Greeed shorter than her is 'Lefty' Ankh.
Ungrateful Bitch: Uva worked his butt off to revive her and Gamel. She repays him by joining Kazari and helping blast him to bits.
In her defense, the whole reason she was destroyed in the first place was because Uva went crazy and attempted to seize her Core Medals, disbanding what remained of her "family" and driving her over the Despair Event Horizon.
Zerg Rush: Her Yummies are basically this trope. She creates a whole nest of yummy eggs, that are incubated by the hosts desire. Once they are fed with enough desire, they hatch and appear in great numbers.
The original Dinosaur Greeed who appeared in Movie War Core. His Yummies are the antithesis of those created by the other Greeed, intending to destroy all desire. Due to Movie War Core being a Non-Serial Movie, he never shows up in the series proper. At least, not as his own character....
Animal Motifs: Dinosaursnote It gets a little more complicated, as also he spawns Yummies based on mythological creatures, like the Unicorn. In short, animals that don't actually exist in the present day.
Psychopathic Manchild: He didn't talk for his first few episodes, but when he finally did, his voice and personality were suprisingly childish. He eventually takes on the human form of a ten or eleven-year-old child. Justified, as Kougami only recently took one of his Cores and restored his consciousness, leaving him mentally an infant.
He shows how psychopathic he is in 38 when he blasts Gamel across the room FOR TOUCHING HIS SOCCER BALL.
Tykebomb: Kazari seems to have this in mind for him. He might not actually be a child physically, but mentally he is. Kazari even refers to him as a "baby bird looking for its mother."
Puppeteer Parasite: Certain Yummies, at least Kazari's, are parasites. When they enter their host, they take control of them and (in one case, so far) force them to eat their desire. Once again, some nasty results here.
Fridge Horror is averted with Kazari's second Yummy, who's linked to a surgeon. No, she doesn't go around eating patients; she just performs their surgeries in the dead of night without so much as one assistant, and without authorization. Thankfully, she's so talented that every single operation was successful, even earning her more fame than before.
Power of the Void: Doctor Maki's and by extension, Giru, The Pterodon Yummies made by Doctor Maki can breathe a mist which dissolve anything caught in it to nothing.
Shock and Awe: The Stag Beetle Yummy seems to have inherited Uva's lightning attack.
Turtle Power: The Rikugame/Tortoise Yummy created by Gamel in episode 15.
Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Being a warlord full of desire to conquer all, he does not understand why Eiji is content with just his simple drifter lifestyle.
Foil: He is portrayed as the opposite of Eiji. Nobunaga always looked at the big picture and wanted to own everything he could set his eyes on. Eiji looked more at the present and enjoyed the simple things, like the fact the sky is blue. This sparks some confusion for Nobunaga.
I Cannot Self-Terminate: After absorbing three Black Core Medals, he begins to go out of control and begs Eiji to put him down.
Instant Expert: Despite being from the 16th century, only one visit to the library gives Nobunaga super hacking skills. When an IT company he visits has a bug in their software that would take 2 hours to fix, Nobu simply fixes said bug in less than half a minute.
Katanas Are Just Better: Notably averted, as the Greeed carrying a katana in a movie with someone named for Oda Nobunaga would have been a blatant clue. Which actually crosses into Fridge Brilliance knowing that Nobunaga himself was a bit welcoming of Western culture.
Mega Corp.: He wanted to set one up by buying every corporation he set his eyes on.
One-Winged Angel: When absorbing the Black Core medals mutates him further into a Shogun-like form.
Our Homunculi Are Different: He is the cell-medal based replica of the original Nobunaga. He also has the power to assume a Greeed-like form, complete with his own core medals, which is why he is on this list.
No Name Given: In a way. He goes by his incognito name Tokuda Shinnosuke here - it's up to anyone who recognises the actor, that pseudonym, the family symbol and if all fails, the theme from Abarenbo Shogun to figure out who he really is.
Characters appearing in Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Megamax
Michal Minato/Kamen Rider Aqua
Live actor: Atsushi Arai
Suit actor: Eitoku
A Kamen Rider from 40 years into the future, who transforms with the Aqua Driver. He also gives Eiji the Super Taka, Tora, and Batta Medals, allowing Eiji to transform into Super TaToBa later in the film.
A mysterious Kamen Rider from the future, using three Core Medals and the Poseidon Driver created by the remnants of the Kougami Foundation in the future. In reality, the collection of Core and Cell Medals sent into the future upon Eiji and Ankh's defeat of Dr Maki and the Medal Vessel, which possesses Michal Minato and goes back in time. Overpowering the two Kamen Rider Births, Eiji can only look on until Ankh returns from the future and aids Eiji, allowing the latter to become OOO again.