Live Actor: Shunya Shiraishi/Kaito Nakashima (Child)
Suit Actor: Seiji Takaiwa
A survivor of the dark magical ritual, he was able to subdue his emerging Phantom by holding onto hope. This gave him the ability to use magic through the equipment granted to him by the wizard in white.
Big Eater: Can down a box of donuts in one sitting. He explains in Episode 4 that his appetite is partly driven by his need of energy from a high-calorie intake to replenish the mana he's constantly burning while using his magical powers, such as keeping Koyomi alive.
Bond One-Liner: He likes to drop these occasionally. After Phoenix pisses him off by almost killing Rinko, he drops a really good one: "There will be no finale for you.", which he says just as he Rider Kicks Phoenix to the sun.
Chrome Champion: His suit is already covered in gemstones, but Infinity Style takes the cake by being composed of sparkling silver and glittering diamonds.
Dark and Troubled Past: We don't know what caused his Despair Event Horizon in the first episode, as it shows him being one of the victims to become a Phantom. However, he houses a Phantom, but he never lost hope. Despite that, he remains positive as possible.
As of Episode #8, we now know some details about his past that make him seem even more dark and troubled. While still a child, his parents died in a car crash that left him as the only survivor.
Dark Is Not Evil: His costume and wardrobe are primarily black, but Haruto is by no means a bad person.
Deadpan Snarker: He just loves firing off one-liners before a fight. He saves the snark solely for his Phantom opponents.
Determinator: In that, he will not let someone become a phantom as long as he has a breath.
Flash Step: Scanning the Infinity Ring while already in Infinity Style allows him to do this.
Genre Savvy: Has shades of this, such as being able to quickly deduce that Shunpei's fire 'magic' is caused by the Hellhound instead of discounting the idea because Hellhound was seemingly destroyed in their fight, as well as quickly deducing Hellhound's plan is to build Shunpei up then crush him. Of note, he's so far been able to quickly piece together information to discover the plan of the Phantom or what's needed to save the Gate's hope.
Extremity Extremist: Favors his legs in combat. He presumably avoids punching so as not to bust up his rings.
Failure Knight: His giving people hope mentality comes from - in his eyes - his failure to save his parents and is extremely afraid of failing anyone.
Familiar: The Garuda, Unicorn, Kraken, and Golem PlaMonsters.
Freudian Excuse: The reason behind him being so dead-set on "restoring hope" to everyone? His parents' dying words were that he was their last hope. He took it to heart.
The Gunslinger: Is shown to be a Trick Shot in Flame Style and a Woo while using Hurricane Style
Heroic Willpower: Managed to survive the ritual by sheer force of will in refusing to give up hope.
Hope Bringer: Serves this role to Gates who have been driven close to the Despair Event Horizon, having to pull them back and defeat the Phantom rampaging in their soul.
Hurting Hero: Has Survivor Guilt from the ritual that created the Phantoms as well as from being the sole survivor of the crash that killed his parents and its clear he's hurting a great deal from it. However, he also uses this as his main motivation and seems to be coping with it well.
Dress-up Ring: Changes Haruto's outfit as a handy disguise.
Excite Ring: Make Wizard much more muscular.
Fall Ring: Creates a hole directly below the user. Useful for quick escapes.
Wizard can also use Beast's rings for various effects. It's unclear if this trend will continue however:
Dolphi Ring: Allows the user to melt into liquid and hide/strike from all directions. Furthermore, the user does not need to be transformed first in order to use the spell.
Falco Ring: The user molts into a mass of feathers upon any physical contact, allowing them to be unhurt from strikes. Like Dolphi, it can be used on a non-transformed individual. Used on Nitou while he lacked the Beast Driver.
Running Gag: He will never be able to fully enjoy a doughnut onscreen, because something bad ALWAYS happens to him when he tries to eat one. Like his parents dying in a car crash.
Smug Super: Downplayed, but it's there. He has the bad habit of toying with Lesser Phantoms while showing off his magic in the most dramatic way possible instead of just killing his opponent. A lot of conflict could be avoided if he just got down to business.
The Stoic: Haruto isn't as extreme an example as some, but he doesn't show much emotion.
Not So Stoic: There are a few instances where Haruto really flips his shit. Like when Phoenix first attacked in #8. Their first fight was the first time Haruto seemed panicked and worried he might lose.
Survivor Guilt: Has signs of this from being one of the only survivors of the ritual that created the Phantoms and surviving the crash that killed his family. While he doesn't say it was all his fault, it clearly effected him deeply.
Came Back Strong: After being killed by Legion and revived, he gains the power to transform into the Axcalibur and give Haruto access to Infinity Style.
Character Development: Until #31, Dragon acted like your typical Phantom: destructive and obsessed with bringing his Gate to despair. After Haruto's strong heart revived him, though, he has decided to become Haruto's "hope" and allows him to access Infinity Style.
Hunter of His Own Kind: Subverted at first, as when summoned, Haruto has to control him to fight other phantoms.
And now that he willingly lends Haruto his power, he may become more of this.
Hope Bringer: after being reborn by Haruto's sheer force of will, he declares he will become Haruto's hope through the Infinity Style and AxCalibur.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Suprisingly the Wizardragon does show slight signs of this, despite being a hostile Phantom inside Haruto. He was mildly surprised when Haruto willingly called him his hope.
Pragmatic Villainy: But, Dragon still teases Haruto about how he will end up giving up to despair and laughs at the fact Haruto calls him the opposite of it. He allows him to borrow his powers mostly because if Haruto dies without losing hope, he will die with him.
A mysterious young girl who was given to Haruto by the White Wizard. She has the supernatural ability to discern Phantoms through their human disguises. She is actually an already dead corpse, a victim of the same ritual that Haruto suffered through, which is fueled by Haruto's mana. It's not clear how her body stayed intact through the ritual, or what kind of Phantom rose from her. At least thats what she thinks she is...
Ambiguously Human: According to pre-release material, doesn't know whether she is a human survivor of the ritual, or a Phantom in human form. She's actually a 'shell', a Gate who somehow retained her body after a Phantom was born from her. Or so we were told
Berserk Button: A surefire way to make Koyomi angry is to insult Haruto. Do not imply he is trying anything but his hardest around her.
Team Dad: Has the wisdom and life experience to impart good advice to the rest of the group.
Live Actress: Yuko Takayama (Adult)/Ichino Suehara (Child)
A rookie detective who is devoted to protecting the lives of innocents. She has become interested in Kamen Rider Wizard after being saved by him, and because he is the key to fighting the Phantoms that threaten the city.
Big Eater: Early in #3, she eats all of Haruto's donuts in a matter of about one minute. Made funnier when in the following episode, she asks Haruto how he can eat so many donuts in one sitting.
Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: She has standing orders to ignore the Phantom threat, but is going behind her boss' back to help Haruto anyway. Eventually, Agent Kizaki informs her superiors to not interfere with her association with Wizard after he comes around.
Sexy Santa Dress: Wears one in #16 as part of police duty on Christmas Eve, though its more cute than sexy, as noted by Haruto.
Tsundere: Has shades of Type B in the first episode.
Live Actor: Junki Tozuka/Ryusei Shoji (Child)
A wizardry fanboy who wants to become Haruto's apprentice.
The Klutz: Known to frequently trip, break things and/or injure himself.
Large Ham: His expressions are over-the-top. Nuff' said.
The Load: Episodes 12 and 13 have him fearing that he is this because he feels like he doesn't contribute anything to the fight against the Phantoms compared to everyone else on Team Wizard. This is subverted when he realizes his strength is his Nice Guyness.
Nice Guy: His greatest strength. His energetic personality, persistance, determination, and unconditional kindness inspire people to believe in hope and the good in the world and not to fall into despair. Best shown in episode 13.
One of the Kids: In his first scene, even kids consider him childish. Some episodes later when the Victim of the Week is a kid, he and Shunpei are even dressed the same.
Playing with Fire: In his introductory episodes. Subverted as it was the Hellhound Phantom behind the powers.
Sidekick: Self-proclaimed one to Haruto. Eventually made official.
Gossipy Hens: The Manager is all-too-quick to start going on about things like Haruto's potential love life and his own dreams. In fact, much of the Funny Background Events involve his assistant physically trying to shut him up before he goes too far.
A mysterious wizard in white robes who gives Haruto the equipment needed to fight the Phantoms.
Badass: Well, what did you expect? He repelled a Phantom using a magical rune without needing to physically do anything.
Later he delivers a Curbstomp Battle to Beelzebub, who even Haruto's Flame Dragon Style couldn't beat, with two attacks, both of which pack so much force Beelzebub gets Blown Across the Room. Once more, he barely had to lift a finger to do it.
His response to Medusa, a Greater Phantom that just beat the crap out of Haruto? Say "Begone!" and blow her away with a wave of his hand.
Big Good: Provides Haruto with new gear and steps in to save him at times if need be.
Saves Haruto and Mayu from Medusa, taking Mayu as an apprentice in #27.
Curb-Stomp Battle: Everytime he pulls a Big Damn Heroes moment, he is curb-stomping someone. First he knocked away Lizardman with a magical rune, and he sent Beelzebub running with just two attacks. And he did so both times without moving from his spot.
He also sends Medusa flying with his explosion spell as well, right after she curb-stomps Haruto herself.
Light Is Not Good: A rare anti-heroic example. It's evident that the White Wizard is against the phantoms, but there's been some hints of a darker side to him:
Throughout the show, the White Wizard has never been shown destroying a phantom onscreen. He kicks their asses, yes, but he strangely doesn't bother to finish them off and cut some slack for Haruto.
Similarly, his mysteriousness directly parallels Wiseman's. One scene that seems to highlight the comparison is when he anonymously leads Koyomi into Wiseman's lair for the Water Dragon stone when the latter is strangely absent.
In #23, he makes a rather sinister comment after watching Haruto transform into All-Dragon: "This one is complete."
#31 takes it a bit further, as right after Wizard transforms into Infinity Style, he remarks: "This one has become a nuisance."
This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: Strangely enough, The White Wizard doesn't seem to give a shit about Phantoms, despite his power. The Lizardman, Phoenix, Beelzebub, Medusa, and Legion Phantoms were all at his mercy, but they lived (a little longer) because of his choice to let Haruto do the dirty work instead
Older Than They Look: He knows of Beast, just like the Wiseman. Further, he advises Nitoh to not let Chimera devour him. Whether or not this is due to having written knowledge or personal, is to be debated.
Palette Swap: His costume is unique in a sense, but he and Wizard share the same base.
His belt was initially a blatant example of a repaint of Haruto's Wizardriver during his debut and early appearances, but the producers replaced the repainted prop with an actual slightly different White Wizardriver.
Ring of Power: Allows him to transform and switch powers. Rather than having Styles like Wizard, he has Mantles, which influences his power depending on what half-cape he dons on his right side. His available rings are, like Wizard's, broken into two larger categories:
Transformation: Allows Beast to transform to his normal state and Hyper Style.
Beast Ring: When inserted into the Beast Driver and turned, this ring opens the buckle and activates the transformation.
Hyper Ring: Changes Beast into his Hyper Style and arms him with the Mirage Magnum. Although this is a Transformation Spell Ring, it is used on the right side of the Beast Driver like the Magic rings.
Magic: These allow Beast to cast magic spells.
Driver On Ring: Calls on the Beast Driver.
Falco Ring: Equips Beast with the Falco Mantle.
Chameleo Ring: Equips Beast with the Chameleo Mantle.
Buffa Ring: Equips Beast with the Buffa Mantle.
Dolphi Ring: Equips Beast with the Dolphi Mantle.
Griffon Ring: Allows Beast to Summon the Green Griffon Plamonster. Interestingly, Nitoh has to use Driver On in order to summon Griffon.
Chimerise Ring: Summons BeastChimera.
Engage Ring: Enables Beast to enter a Gate's Underworld.
The Rival: As of #19, he views Haruto as this, though he seems to mean it in a friendly or joking manner. He even says that rivals ought to give one another a hand every so often.
He has also mentioned the White Wizard as his new Rival, but let's face it, the White Wizard is way out of Nitoh's league.
Wrong Context Magic: His magic works differently than Haruto's in that he needs to eat Phantoms' Mana in order to survive. He originally thought all magic worked this way and his initial conflict with Haruto is largely due to this misunderstanding.
Nitoh's Phantom, though unlike other Phantoms, it was not manifested within Nitoh. Instead, it was sealed inside the Beast Driver a long time ago, when magic and science were used together. It merged with Nitoh when he discovered and first used the Beast Driver.
Noble Demon: Unlike Dragon, he seems a good bit less vicious and is a good deal more willing to cooperate with Nitoh. He just asks Nitoh to feed him the Mana from other Phantoms in return for lending him his powers. It's unclear whether this is merely a trade off or Chimera actually needs to eat mana to survive.
Always Chaotic Evil: Their plans are to kill people by driving them to the lowest point so that there can be enough of them to force a ritual where multiple humans die and create Phantoms in their despair. The Phantoms that object to this only do so because they think it'd make more sense if they just murder the people directly or just cause wanton destruction. Even Wizard's own Phantom, Wizardragon, goes on a rampage whenever it is summoned and needs to be tamed. Clinging onto the hope that some Phantoms are good or at least have some humanity? The show even goes out of its way to show that it's close to impossible, with some Phantoms faking their "humanity". Yeah, there's one Phantom who has his humanity intact, but that's only because he was evil to begin with.
Becoming the Mask: To a certain degree. Many of the Lesser Phantoms have quirks based on their Gates occupation.
That Man Is Dead: Phantoms normally state that the person they were born from "died a long time ago" upon revealing their true identity.
When All You Have Is a Hammer: Played with; some of the Phantoms are smart and clever, using their wits to make the Gates despair. However, there are some who tend to do what Phoenix does and beat the living crap out of their Gates, hoping that them going through a near-death experience will cause them to cross the Despair Event Horizon, hence their catchphrase.
His goal also seems to be to hold another Sabbath, the very same ritual that created so many Phantoms in the first place. Gremlin also seems to be the only person wondering why.
Light Is Not Good: His Phantom form is colored in white, and before that was only shown as just a silhouette bathed in light, but he's no good guy.
Mysterious Backer: He's the one generating the stones that become Haruto's Dragon Rings, and he actually wants them to fall into his hands. Given these rings tap into the power of Haruto's Phantom and make him more susceptible to falling to despair, it's probably all part of his plan.
Non-Action Big Bad: So far, at least. He's been extremely hands-off and left most of the grunt work to Phoenix and Medusa. He finally gets out in #30 to confront Gremlin personally over his release of Legion, and even then, he stops to chat with Gremlin.
In #36, Haruto finally face off with him using Infinity Style. Wiseman effortlessly defeat him using only his magic and proceed to disable the Drago-Timer.
Older Than They Look: Seems to know of Beast (the wizard, not the user), as well as of the time when magic and science worked together, whereas none of the other Phantoms had such knowledge.
Pragmatic Villainy: Episode #22 reveals that he follows this trope, with him unhappy about Phoenix's rampage because he might kill another Gate, though lets him rampage when he realizes he just wants to fight Wizard and thus have either option (Wizard or Phoenix being defeated) go in his favor.
Reasonable Authority Figure: A villainous example. In the Flame Dragon debut arc, he understood that Phoenix was fed up with the manipulative approach and rolled with it, directing him to an appropriate target for his wrath.
Shock and Awe: Can generate electricity, as shown when he is dealing with Gremlin.
Live Actor: Atsumi
An energetic and unhinged Greater Phantom. He is the most powerful Phantom currently active, and uses his strength to intimidate lesser Phantoms into doing his bidding. He was born from Yuugo Fujita, a quiet, hard-working man with a love for flowers.
And I Must Scream: Subverted when Medusa turned him into stone, then played straight when Kamen Rider Wizard kicked him to the sun.
Ax Crazy: He is rather unhinged, best shown with the way he almost beat the Victim of the Week to death in #8. Medusa is hesitant to let him go after Gates because he's so psychopathic she's afraid he'll kill them! He also states repeatedly he's frustrated at having to wait to do go on the rampage.
Took a Level in Badass: Everytime time he dies and comes back he is noticeably stronger. He doesn't just adapt—he becomes stronger in all areas. Best shown when it took three finishing moves in a row in Water Dragon Style to take him down a second time.
Battle Aura: After his third revival he's able to generate an aura of Hellfire to defend himself from attacks.
BFS: Uses a large sword called Catastrophe in battle.
Blood Knight: Flat out admits in #16 that he doesn't care about the Gate, he just wants to fight Haruto.
The Brute: With Wiseman as the Big Bad, the violently psychopathic Phoenix is pretty much just the Phantoms' muscle.
Came Back Strong: According to him, every time he revives he becomes stronger. He proves this in #16, by taking on Flame Dragon's Finishing Move which previously killed him without taking any damage.
Worse? By the third time, he's grown so powerful it takes him seconds to regenerate.
Climax Boss: His defeat not only marks Haruto mastering Dragon's power fully with his All Dragon Style (an arc that began with his first battle with Phoenix), but the whole ordeal is presented in a very climatic light as well.
Evil Counterpart: Can be seen as one to Wizard and all Riders in general; it's suit looks like what a Henshin Hero would look like, he's red and gold to Wizard's default red and silver, he wants to spread despair while Wizard is the Hope Bringer, and both use fire.
Fate Worse Than Death: Haruto, in his All Dragon form, sends Phoenix to the sun, where he will be trapped forever, stuck in a constant cycle of death and rebirth, whilst surrounded by burning hot flames every time he comes back. This is quite possibly the harshest fate a Rider has given to his arch-enemy in the history of the franchise, but considering he seems to be truly immortal, this is quite possibly the only way he could be beaten.
For the Evulz: Admits that driving Gates into despair is mainly an excuse for him to spread havoc and destruction when Wiseman brings it up.
Which is ultimately Subverted when Wizard finally defeats him. Even if he could survive the sun's flames a second time, he isn't going anywhere.
Kicked Upstairs: All things considered, while he was brought up to Co Dragon status, it's only so that he doesn't wind up killing Gates and destroying the place.
Knight of Cerebus: While past Phantoms were definitely not nice. Phoenix is an Ax Crazy monster who is definitely monstrous even by Phantom standards. The two episodes where he took center stage had a large amount of blood, gore and destruction for a toku show. To finish off his Knight of Cerebus status he is disturbingly brutal. He brutalizes anyone in his way. Best shown when he invades the hospital. He went out of his way to maul the hospital staff and even attacked a person in a wheelchair. Also, unlike other Phantoms, he doesn't particularly care about driving Gates into despair, he just enjoys causing havoc and destruction.
On a side note, any episode that he is the main villain of tends to lack the funny scenes that other episodes usually have.
Resurrective Immortality: His special ability, he can't be killed for good and will simply revive stronger than before. In the end, the only way Haruto can permanently stop him is by throwing him into the sun and trapping him there.
Sealed Evil in a Can: Since he's immortal and can't die, Haruto is forced to throw him into the sun to defeat him once and for all, trapping him there forever.
Tempting Fate: Phoenix proudly proclaimed that even with Wizard's new Dragon Timer, he can never destroy him fully. So he didn't.
A cruel and calculating Greater Phantom. She has the ability to perceive Gates, humans with magical potential who can be transformed into Phantoms. She was born from a high-school girl named Misa Inamori.
This does have some justification, though, as it's likely she'd want to at least try to drive Haruto to despair in order to break Dragon out of him. In more recent episodes she seems to have learned and tries to find ways to get Wizard out of the way with as little collateral as possible, like telling Manticore to finish Haruto when he's helpless or attempting to get the two Riders to fight and take each other out.
The Heavy: Wiseman gives her and Phoenix some direction, but otherwise leaves them to their own devices. Of the two, she seems to be in charge, if only because Phoenix is a Psychopathic Manchild. She becomes the sole Heavy for a while between Phoenix's defeat and Gremlin's promotion.
Manipulative Bitch: If Phoenix can't intimidate a Phantom into doing their job, she'll manipulate them into getting the job done. And it's clearly shown that she considers everyone around her a pawn, even her CoDragon, Phoenix. In episodes eight and nine she manipulates him like she manipulates Lesser Phantoms but in #16, Phoenix calls her out on it.
Gorgeous Gorgon: Nitou's first reaction to her human form was even "Whoa, she's a cutie." Her Phantom form isn't exactly hideous, either.
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Her attempts to make a Phantom from Mayu blew up in her face because she didn't expect two things: Mayu using her Heroic Willpower to suppress the Phantom inside her, the reason being that she told her that she's just a monster pretending to be Misa, which led to said willpower, and the White Wizard himself appearing and teleporting Mayu away, presumably to make her an apprentice. Let's just say that in the near future, Medusa's gonna have to go through three Kamen Riders.
Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: While she and Phoenix never formed a Villainous Friendship and were as different as night and day, they could at least get along with each other and form a cohesive unit. After Phoenix becomes... 'indisposed' then Gremlin starts meddling and Medusa hates every second of it. Her Oh Crap reaction to finding out he's been promoted to her boss speaks volumes.
Zigzagged if compared to Gremlin/Sora, however. Gremlin seems to be a Psychopathic Manchild and we got to see it true in #35, but this is the Man Child that not only tricked Medusa, but also Wiseman into making him the sole , with Medusa serving under Sora as the result.
Woman Scorned: Of a partner instead of her significant other variant, where she got tricked by Gremlin. Subverted when her attacks couldn't even reach him.
Live Actor: Takahisa Maeyama
A strangely playful Phantom with an unclear alignment. A sometimes-ally to Wiseman's forces; he seems to have an interest in Haruto increasing his power, such as giving Section Zero the stone for Hurricane Dragon or giving Koyomi the magic stone for the fourth and final Dragon Style, but is otherwise manipulating all parties involved for some reason. He was born from (or in fact, is) a serial killer named Sora Takigawa who worked as a hairdresser, and is currently trying to get close to Wiseman in order to get some information from him. Unlike most Phantoms, Sora considers himself a different case as he has kept all of his gate's traits and personality, making him feel more human than Phantom.
Ambiguously Evil: He was this for a long time, as he has his own agenda apart from Wiseman's, and helped Haruto and trolled his fellow Phantoms as often as he did the reverse. #34 muddied the waters further, having him claim that he kept his humanity, before #35 settled the issue: human or Phantom, he's still a monster.
And Then What?: Is the first Phantom to wonder aloud why they're trying to hold another Sabbath on Wiseman's orders.
Arch-Enemy: He has become this to Haruto after being outed as a Serial Killer. Haruto attacks him with much more hatred and malice than he did Phoenix.
Ax Crazy: #35 establishes that he's just as nuts as Phoenix, he's just better at hiding it.
Badass: Best shown when he manhandled Wizard and Beast while they were working together.
Catchphrase: A very Engrish-y "Hello~" with a little wave.
First Name Basis: Of sorts; he has a tendency to call Phantoms by their Gates' names. He also prefers to called by his own Gate's name.
Flash Step: Displays an ability similar to this, often using it to leap out of reach of someone he's approached and even to run on walls.
Foil: To Haruto since he claims to still have his human heart even though his body changes into a phantom, making his a human trapped in a Phantom body as opposed to a Phantom trapped in a human's body like Haruto. Whether he's telling the truth is still up in the air right now.
Friendly Enemy: Due to his nature, he is sometimes this to Haruto, doing such things as giving him the Land Dragon stone or wishing him luck in a coming fight. Of course, for the same reasons, he's sometimes a pretty nasty enemy.
The Sociopath: Rather disturbingly like a real life sociopath akin to Ted Bundy, he is able to charm young woman into trusting him so he can kill them without interference and while around others can pretend to be a normal likeable guy.
That Man Is Dead: Subverted, he's notably the only Phantom to insist on being called by his Gate's name, even to Wiseman himself.
This is because he claims that he still has his humanity, even though his body is that of a Phantom. Too bad his human self is as bad as any Phantom.
Troll: Best shown when he tricks Haruto into a fight with Medusa...then laughs his head off at both of them. While he tells her it was to dispose of Haruto, the fact he didn't bother telling her that and the sheer glee he got out of it implies he just did it to annoy her.
Wild Card: As mentioned above, at separate times he's helped and wished Haruto luck, favored a traitor's methods, and ratted on said traitor anyway. It's hard to tell just whose side, if anyone's, he's on.
Invoked in his human form with the playing card motif his outfit has.
Woman Scorned / Yandere: A rare male example: this was his actual personality when he was the normal human Sora Takigawa, which leads to his Start of Darkness when he flipped out, as detailed in previous examples.
Live Actor: RIKIYA
The first Lesser Phantom that Wizard fights onscreen. While disguised as Rinko's partner Amino, Minotauros attempted to drive her to despair.
Use Your Head: Attempts to bull-rush Wizard during the fight. It doesn't quite work as well as he hoped.
Live Actor: Takeshi Kongochi
The second Lesser Phantom Wizard fights. Hellhound attempted to drag Shunpei into despair by tricking him into thinking he possessed magical powers. Possesses the ability to breathe fire and hide in and travel through shadows. Born from a TV presenter named Kazuo Tajima.
Teleport Spam: Uses this during his fight with Wizard, but along as long as he has access to any form of shadow.
Live Actor: Bernard Ackah
The third Lesser Phantom Wizard encounters. Caitsith is a lazy Phantom that is tasked with driving a pianist to despair. However, he'd much rather sleep than do his job. Possesses formidable speed and agility.
The fourth Lesser Phantom Wizard deals with. Gnome works as a sommelier, a skill enhanced by his unnaturally keen sense of smell. Gnome is sent after a female con artist who managed to scam three of Wizard's friends in addition to a rich young man. Has the ability to tunnel rapidly through dirt.
Dishing Out Dirt: Can cause cave-ins, tunnel rapidly and pull targets into the ground with ease.
Wine Is Classy: Is first seen smelling and sampling some fine wines when Medusa and Phoenix come calling.
Live Actor: Kenji Yamachi
The fifth Lesser Phantom Wizard faces, Gargoyle disguises himself as a blue-collar maintenance worker. Gargoyle originally attempted to drag down a high school student (and son of Agent Kizaki's late partner) into despair, but failed when the boy left town. Now that he's returned, Gargoyle seeks to finish the job. Has the power to turn himself into an immobile and nearly indestructible statue.
The sixth lesser Phantom Wizard fights. He was born from Kiritani, a manager of a Japanese sweets department when he succumbed to despair. This phantom was tasked by Medusa specifically to ruin a boss' sweets shop to being him despair.
Spam Attack: Can fire a barrage of green energy blasts from a distance.
Live Actor: Keisuke Ueda
The first Phantom Haruto encountered after the sacrifice, the Phantom is easily driven off by the White Wizard when it tried to kill Haruto. He was born from a student filmmaker. Haruto later runs into him and initially mistakes him for a Gate (as he was running from Medusa at the time), only to have to continue the act in order to keep up the spirits of an actual Gate, a girl that had been inspired to become an actress by being in one of his films.
Ax Crazy: Like Phoenix, he likes to kill people to the point where Medusa worries Gates will be killed in the process.
Chekhov's Gunman: First seen in #2's flashback, attacking Haruto in the aftermath of the ritual.
Cyclops: Assuming the orange dot on his head is his eye.
Dirty Coward: When it came to fighting anyone he thought was stronger than him, he would resort to hiding, running, or trickery. He's been on the run from Medusa for quite some time because of this, and the only reason he ever fought Wizard head-on was because Haruto saw him transform.
Evil Counterpart: In a way, with Kamen Rider Beast, as both have a lion as part of their motifs (at least the manticore aspect for the phantom's case) and both have a pair of big green eyes.
Poisonous Person: His ability to lethally poison people is the driving force of his episode.
Smug Snake: Thinking his poison makes him unstoppable, he becomes insufferable after getting in a lucky shot against Wizard, with him talking smack to Phoenix, and telling off Medusa when she tells him to just kill Wizard when he's weak instead of gloating.
Jerkass Has a Point: The only flaw in Manticore's plan was Beast, which nobody, not even Wiseman, seemed to know about. On top of that, it made sense from a villainous standpoint to want to see the enemy who had been kicking your collective asses suffer, and if Haruto's poisoning had been slow enough, he could have been forced to helplessly watch other Gates turn into Phantoms, which could easily have pushed him over the Despair Event Horizon and unleashed Dragon (giving the Phantoms a very powerful ally), which would be impossible if they'd just killed him.
The ninth Phantom Wizard faces, who targets an artist who has lost his inspiration. He was born from a scuba diver.
Dangerously Genre Savvy: He attacks Haruto, knowing that he would have the Gate run for it...right into his army of Ghouls who enable the source of the Gate's hope to be destroyed. It worked perfectly up until Beast showed up.
Master of None: He's easily the weakest Phantom Haruto ever fought. Even in the water where he's a Lightning Bruiser he was still pathetic. All he really had going for him was being smart enough to come up with a decent plan.
Knight of Cerebus: He's extremely competent for a Monster of the Week, and his Evil Plan is disturbingly cruel. He first brainwashes all of his victim's friends into abandoning her, then he brainwashes Shunpei into physically assaulting her. Then to put the icing on the cake he makes her husband physically assault her. Oh, and he can also kick Haruto's ass. This guy is a certifiable nightmare.
Born from a man named "Naitou", he is apparently so powerful and disobedient that Wiseman keeps him chained up.
Ax Crazy: Like Phoenix and Lizardman, he had no interests in turning Gates into Phantoms and would rather wreck people's minds for fun, putting them into a coma in the process. Unlike those two, Wiseman took no chances and sealed him away.
Space Master: His halberd can cut through normal space just as well as well as Underworld space.
Too Good for This Sinful Earth: His targets of choice seem to not be Gates, but good people in general. Three examples are a guitarist with an expressive song, a woman who helped an elderly and Haruto showing his Heroic Resolve. By being put into a coma, the victims ended up being this.
Superpower Lottery: He can just walk into peoples Underworlds and destroy them. If he followed Wiseman's agenda there would be a lot more Phantoms running around.
This phantom was tasked to employ a group of people with a million dollar a day pay. This way, Medusa could identify who among the workers is the Gate(s). After that, he would bring them all to an abandoned building to scare them into despair, though he was stopped by the heroes in the nick of time. Or not.
Asteroids Monster: After Wizard in Infinity Style destroys his main body, Bogy was reduced to 6 pieces that eventually matured into 6 Bogy clones, though they seemed weaker than the first Bogy.
Obviously Evil: It was a miracle anyone trusted him in human form. He dressed in a black overcoat, was hunched over like Igor, looked as shifty as hell, and spoke in a deep, forboding voice.
Only Mostly Dead: As noted by Gremlin himself, after being defeated by Kamen Rider Wizard the first time.
Stone Wall: Almost comically slow, but his ability to become intangible makes him a tough combatant.
Suicidal Overconfidence: The last Bogy thought he was would avoid Beast Hyper's Mirage Shooting just by standing in place. He didn't count on the fact that said move shoots Chimera himself as the attack.
Phantoms who are manifested from a Gate's despair. They are called "unreleased", due to Wizard destroying them before they are able to break free from the Gates.
The very first Phantom Wizard fought on-screen in a Gate's Underworld. For this case, the Gate was Rinko Daimon, who fell into despair when Minotaur destroyed her pendant which was her memento of her father.
Cyclops: Though he isn't the only phantom with one eye
The third Unreleased Phantom Wizard battled. It was manifested from the mana of a youth, Naoki Katayama, after Gargoyle revealed how the young man's father died by his hands attempting to protect his son.
Body Motifs: For this case, it's modeled after a right hand.
The fifth Unreleased Phantom to appear after Hydra smashed an artist's precious painting. While Wizard was busy fighting Hydra and the Ghouls, Beast managed to engage this unreleased Phantom and defeat it.
Manifested in Mayu Inamori, twin sister to Medusa's Gate Misa, after Medusa revealed her true nature to her. Neither Wizard nor Beast could reach her in time, being occupied with fighting Medusa and Gremlin. However, just as it was about to break free, Mayu managed to overcome her despair and force the Phantom back into her body with new-found hope. Now, Mayu is training directly under The White Wizard.