Ace Pilot: Played straight and subverted. Michiru is one of the best pilots GIN-SHOCKER has produced. However, according to the NUMBERS, she always crashes when attempting a landing. Misato even claimed that she crashed a simulator.
Anti-Villain: Lina fits the bill, as the only reason she worked for GIN-SHOCKER was because she was still in love with Shinichi. Thankfully she's convinced to switch sides. Dr. Magi and Dr. Washam to a lesser extent.
And then there's Celeste, a.k.a. Acid Snake. Sure she was ordered by Gebok to attack (and later spy on) Leon and wanted no part in his scheme, but she got along well with Leon and Tamao and even saved Tamao's life near the end.
Dr. Rain Mikamura, as well. She was forced to work for GIN-SHOCKER and wanted nothing to do with their schemes. And when The Alliance came to rescue Shinichi, she saw this as an opportunity to escape their clutches.
Arch-Enemy: Gebok for Shinichi, General Nagazawa for Yuji, Warden Anju for Netto, and Admiral Ankokou for Leon.
AstonishinglyOpen Minded Parent: Shiori in a nutshell. While Shiori does worry for Shinichi's mental state and physical well-being in light of his experiences as a Kamen Rider, she is not only perfectly all right with Shinichi having a sex life, she encourages it! Fodder for her erotica novels, mind you, but still... Well, she's either this or an astonishingly rare example of the Pervert Mom... although she is just as chivalrous about her perversion as Shinichi is about his. Like mother, like son, after all.
This also applies to Yuji's parents, Yusei and Aki. Yusei learned of GIN-SHOCKER through Carl Washam and was brought up to speed when his son returned home. Also, Aki was able to figure out that three cyborg assassins and a Dark Magical Girl were her son's girlfriends, just by meeting them! She even accepted that Yuji had developed a harem with said girls, and is actually proud of him.
Then there's Xianglian Xang, Qiao's birth mother and Netto's surrogate mother. As an empath, she was able to quickly tell that Netto was getting a harem of his own. And she supports it!
Attack Animal: Essentially, this is what the NUMBERS were supposed to be. Taken literally with #13 (Shinichi) who had his memories, emotions and free will stripped from him by Dr. Gebok to make him the perfect weapon. Considering the powers and weapons the NUMBERS have been equipped with, which make them very lethal in their own individual ways, it makes a lot of sense they'd be classed as cyborg weapons at the same time they are considered soldiers of GIN-SHOCKER.
The Bad Guy Wins: Implied with GIN-SHOCKER already taken over the world according to Gebok in chapter 65 and justified in the season 1 finale when Shinichi and Yuji turn themselves over.
Bad Powers, Good People: Shinichi and Leon. The former was made to be the UltimatePerson of Mass Destruction, and the latter has abilities that revolve around death, not to mention that he also has the powers of every Dark Kamen Rider to exist. In spite of this, both are very nice boys and many girls keep falling for them.
Badass Adorable: Oh, ye who trifle with Hana or Yuji shall incur the wrath of Michiru, as she cares a great deal for them both.
Badass Biker: All Kamen Riders have to have motorbikes and Shinichi is no different. He just gets his bike (Cyclone-X3) a little later from his debut appearance. Yuji is also one with his transforming D-Wheel "White Blaze".
Badass Normal: Out of the NUMBERS revealed so far, Kamen Rider King is the only one who isn't heavily modified and his swords don't possess any powers, yet before the Cicadroid knocked him off was able to fight and defeat Kamen Rider Showa.
And Shinichi himself was showed to capable of fending off Sonix, Zero, and Armadillo without his armor. He does this again with the rival monsters he scorned when he returns to Youkai Academy.
Badass Princess: Elle Jacqueline de la Fortescue, Princess of the Sky Dragon Clan. And we can't forget Hime and Rias, of course.
Barrier Warrior: Sora Matsuoka possesses a mutant ability to create hexagonal-shaped barriers of energy. She used it to protect Necros from an attack from Scorpio-Borg. Also, one of Kage no Shi's abilities is to create a impenetrable shadow barrier.
Battle Theme Music: Whenever Shinichi unlocks a new Rider in the middle of a fight, that Rider's theme song plays. Theme music is also applied during every major battle. Listening to the songs whenever the specific scene is read enhances the experience.
The Berserker: BLACK 13, or at least the Anti-Rider program chip used to make him act that way before Kurumu fried it. Shinichi becomes like a relentless beast whose only purpose is to destroy other Riders. Shinichi also ends up like this when pushed too far by an imminent threat to either himself or those he cares about.
Beware the Nice Ones: Just about anyone in the story you can think of, but this one has to go to Reiri. A well mannered and flirtatious Vampire who likes to tease and drink the blood of cute boys, she's the last person you'd expect to blow her top. In the cannon anime where she's from, she's only seen getting mildly annoyed, and not outright angry. But the moment she meets her surrogate brother's kidnapper face to face...
Big Damn Heroes: The Yokai Academy girls, the other Riders, and even Bast-Sora and Aphrodite arrive in the nick of time to save Yukari and provide Shinichi with very valuable backup, ending with a vicious curb-stomping of the GIN-SHOCKER NUMBERS.
Birds of a Feather: Goemon and Ren seem to be this, as they quickly bonded over a common interest —- break-dancing.
Bishounen: Netto is described to be this. Most likely takes after his mother.
Black Comedy: Plenty. A prominent example is this little gem Michiru delivered.
Michiru: "OK, everyone. We'll be departing for Baghdad pretty soon. Make sure your harnesses are on tight. Oh, and this might be a good time to use the bathroom because there is none on this flight. We don't even have inflight movies or snacks. Oh, and if you feel nauseous then too bad because we don't include barf bags either. And in case of a water landing, your fellow passenger may be used as a floatation device. In case of a crash landing, pray to whatever deity or divine being you worship and brace for impact."
Black Eyes of Evil: Not exactly evil per se, but Shinichi's eyes do occasionally turn black when he's starting to get seriously angry.
Yuji's eyes get like this whenever his alter ego, Abyss, takes over.
Qiao's sclera and iris turn black and her pupils narrowed and silver when her dark side manifests.
Black Sheep: Yuri Fudo, Yuji's older brother, is rarely seen or heard aside from stories from Yuji's past.
Brick Joke: In the fifth chapter of Tails of the Liger, Misato asks Hana if it's silly of her to be jealous of a cat (referring to Blair). Hana simply tells her that it's only a cat and that it's not going to change into a woman, with Misato claiming that it will. Two scenes later, we see Blair in her human form sleeping with Yuji. Cue Misato screaming.
The Bus Came Back: Goemon in chapter 67. Also Sting Chameleon in season 2, chapter 1.
The Casanova: Shinichi is a mild example. Whenever he complements a lady, he does so with honesty.
Central Theme: Showa & Vampire has many of them, but these four are the main ones:
Your past isn't the key influence on your life; it's the now the counts.
Love comes in many kind of forms: romantic love, familial love, a brotherhood-based love, and one based around sacrifice (usually of life) for the other person.
Once you start the Cycle of Revenge, you must continue that course until your enemies are defeated - or you are.
Humanity is defined as being able to emphasize with one another - the prime example being the vampire Moka being much more human(e) than the cyborg Dr. Gebok.
In other words, this fanfiction has a lot of themes correlating with Existentialism (intentional or not is unknown) - it's what you make of yourself that counts, and only you can choose your own path, whether that be the path of justice (Leon), family (Yuji or Shinichi), or revenge (Shinichi (for a time) and the NUMBERS).
The Chessmaster: Aside from Rias? Gebok proves to be one as he deliberately allowed himself to be captured in order to send a signal from within the dungeons to weaken the Lilith Mirror's barrier, allowing the staff and students to run rampant when no one realized it. He even says himself that in Chess, sacrifices are needed for victory.
Youkai Academy's headmaster, Tenmei Mikogami, is also this as he is the one who brought Shinichi to his school in the first place. Everything Shinichi has become up to this point was partly his doing.
Chekhov's Gun: While Kurumu's Charm is strong enough to enslave all boys in school at once, it's also apparently strong enough to fry mind control chips embedded in cybernetic brains.
Chekhov's Gunman: Shogo reveals in chapter 31 that there was a penthouse on top of the girls' dorms, hinting someone of high class might be living there. Kurumu has also seen it before while flying, while Yukari claims it's "Possibly someone rich who thinks she's too good enough to rough it like the rest of us". One chapter later, Kiko was introduced, and it turns out the penthouse is actually hers.
Remember Topper, the man in the top hat and bright clothes and owner of a local pawn shop? Turns out in the season 2 prologue that he was the one responsible for wiping Shinichi's memory of GIN-SHOCKER and making him who he was by the time the story kicks off.
Children Forced To Kill: One of GIN-SHOCKER's major policies is absolutely no witnesses. The NUMBERS are often the ones being forced to take care of those loose ends, despite some of them not being happy to do it.
Childhood Friends: Hime and Reiri. These two girls were Shinichi's kindergarten friends before he was kidnapped by Gebok so they haven't seen him for ten years. Hime even states that the last time they saw him was on the day before his sixth birthday, February 13th, when Shiori was planing a party. Upon hearing he has returned they go to see him and discover he's a cyborg and a Kamen Rider as a result.
And much later, Rias and Akeno arrive during the Halloween Festival to reunite with Shinichi as well.
Chivalrous Pervert: Shinichi respects the females he's with even if he does appreciate the view.
Clothes Make the Superman: Showa changes forms into the other Riders, gaining their appearance and also their abilities. Applies to his friends when he uses the "Form Ride" on them as well. Necros can do the same thing as well.
Liger Zero Phoenix w/Ruby: "Crimson Mystic Inferno"note Ruby and Liger Zero Phoenix create a red circle of magic runes and launch a dragon-shaped fireball at the target.
Liger Zero]] w/Inferno Leo Mega: "Wrath of the Beast King"note Liger Zero and Inferno Leo Mega launch a wave of fire together that forms into a rushing lion and pounces on the target.
Arachnea, Carmen, and Seras: "Triple Rider Otome Attack"note Arachnea spins a web trampoline and she, Carmen, and Seras jump off it, then perform flying kicks as their Spark Cores manifest a energy drill around their bodies.
Showa Legacy w/Inner Moka: "Double Legacy Cyclone"note Both Showa Legacy and Inner Moka go through 14 golden rings, each one increasing their power with Inner Moka's aura surrounding them before performing a double kick.
Showa as BLACK w/Necros as Shadow Moon: "Twin Kingstone Flash"note With the powers of BLACK and Shadow Moon, Showa and Necros release piercing light blasts from the Kingstones.
Despite always treating him as the older one, Yuki is actually this for Yuji. No pun intended.
Hime, Reiri, Rias and Akeno are, and always has been, this way with Shinichi.
Crazy-Prepared: Shinichi suspected that he would wind up recaptured, so he created a log of plans for his friends to follow just in case, which he gave to Inner Moka. Also Yuji in a similar fashion.
Creepy Good: Leon is stated to be the most intimidating protaganist in the story, and most of the time doesn't mean to be scary. Shinichi, a somewhat lesser example, has his moments too. And of course, we can't forget Inner Moka.
Cross Dresser: Shinichi, when he was a little kid. His mom thought he looked adorable in dresses so his mom dressed him up in frilly dresses. He was embarrassed to see this included in the DVD.
Saizou thought by gathering those with a grudge against Shinichi would overwhelm him. He thought wrong.
And in season 2, Qiao's Superpowered Evil Side vs. Kuyou/Blazing Fox. What makes it more shocking is that Kuyou, a cybernetically-enhanced cyborg youkai, was actually frightened by Qiao actually keeping up with him.
Mega vs Metal Ravenborg. The cyborg beast was defeated in no time flat.
Cute Mute: The "cute" part is debatable, but Chiaki can't talk due to the scientist who converted him into a cyborg taking away his speech organs. He instead communicates with signs that he pulls out of the air. Even the cast doesn't know how he does it.
Dangerous Seventeenth Birthday: Sort of. The last few chapters of the first volume takes place on Halloween, which happened to be Misato's seventeenth birthday. During that, GIN-SHOCKER unleashes its final assault on Youkai Academy, which results in the school being destroyed and Shinichi and Yuji captured.
Dark Is Evil: BLACK 13, as he was created to kill all other Kamen Riders.
Dark Is Not Evil: Kamen Rider Necros, whose Rider System is based on death and who has the ability to mimic the forms and abilities of various "Dark Kamen Riders," but who is most pointedly one of the good guys.
Darker and Edgier: Than the previous fanfic it spun off from. Sure, it still has plenty of the humor borrowed from Rosario + Vampire and a few Black Comedy and Double Entendre here and there, but it focuses more on Shinichi's revelations on his past sins and how he is coming into terms with them, not to mention that GIN-SHOCKER has pretty much already taken over the world with several scholars, politicians, and ambassadors being some of their members. And the heroes don't even have ARMOR to back them up. There's a lot of swearing too, most of it from Yuji.
Date Peepers: Michiru, Misato and Ruby peeped on Hana and Yuji's date in the first chapter of Tails of the Liger via the Bat Shot. Later, Misato, Hana, and Ruby (all in disguise) were peeping on Michiru's date with Yuji, which later gets discussed and justified.
Ruby: "Why are we spying on them?"
Misato: "There's a pattern with our dates, remember? What always happens?"
Dirty Coward: Jin, AKA Petrifier, "is considered a greedy thief among the NUMBERS, often looking out for the rewards he stands to gain. It is this behavior which does not make him well-liked or trusted. Given the chance, he'd sell his own mother."
Double Entendre: D takes this Up to Eleven in chapter 66 when she explains to the Jager Unit what she is planning to do with Shinichi and Yuji. She doesn't even understand the Jager's reactions as she kept going.
"BLACK 13 should not be a problem, because my sword is bigger than his."
"My essence is also greater than 13's."
"Once I find BLACK 13, I will blast my full essence into his face."
"He will be on his knees as I blow him."
"Once I finish having my way with him, I will thrust my sword in and out of Yūji Fudō's hole. Then I will keep doing it until he submits under me, screaming as I refuse to stop doing him."
She also does this again in the Season 1 finale during her fight with Yuji/Liger, with Dynamo berating her afterwards.
D: "Very well. It looks like I am going to have to plough you then!"
The Dragon: General Nagazawa, being second only to the Great Leader.
Dream Sequence: During the First Term arc, Shinichi unlocked a new Rider each chapter by having a daydream (usually in the middle of battle) where he meets the Rider whose power he was going to unlock.
Dream Walker: The Great Leader of GIN-SHOCKER, JUDO, has this ability, as mentioned from Shinichi and the surviving NUMBERS. It gets confirmed during his first appearance when he visits Inner Moka in her sleep.
Drunken Master: Yuji becomes this when under the influence of alcohol, first shown in Tails of the Liger near the climax of his date with Hana. Luckily Shinichi can sober him up by striking his pressure points, as shown during their duel in the Sports Fest tournament.
Dumb Muscle: Yokoshima, given that he is a human wrecking ball and has suffered the most blows to the head while doing so.
Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors: Showa becomes Super-1 to fend off Mizore using the Hotnote *:Mostly Hot/Cold Hands during her introductory chapter.
Embarrassing Nickname: "Ero-senpai" for Gin, coined by Shinichi. He even used it as a taunt to beat Gin during the Sports Fest tournament.
Emotionless Girl: D clams to be this, though evidence shows that it's not completely true.
EMP: Shown with Dr.Gebok, they can harm Shinichi, and at higher frequencies, possibly kill him. Also, the Stasis Cuffs can emit EMP to paralyses cyborgs. Justified, as Shinichi is a cyborg, so it can affect him.
Electronic Eyes: A lot of the teen cyborgs have these, but Netto really shows them off whenever he uses his powers.
Eleventh Hour Superpower: Shinichi acquiring the Mana Stone, a gem that has the essence of a Supreme Manakyte, during his battle with Hokuto, briefly transforming into a human/Manakyte hybrid.
Equippable Ally: Bianca's chameleon, Camille, can morph into various weapons. It can even change into an RPG launcher!
Even Evil Has Standards: General Nagazawa berates Dr. Kyofu in chapter 65 for having D curb stompScanner and broadcasting his humiliation during a Shocker Ball game. This shows that even within GIN-SHOCKER's ranks, there are some "tamer" members.
And earlier in the intro chapter of the ANTI-THESIS saga, Nagazawa was actually disgusted with how Gebok was manipulating Lina's feelings for Shinichi to bring him back to GIN-SHOCKER, going as far to call Gebok "a sick man".
Everyone Get In Here: Just about all of Shinichi and Moka's friends in Youkai Academy show up to face Phantom/Lina on their behalf.
Gemini Spark in season 2 is based on Kotonoha Katsura, also from School Days, according to Talismo4ever in her introductory chapter. To put it in his words: "If Bushido can make Weapon D look like a shorter Sekai Saionji, I can make Gemini Spark look like a taller Kotonoha Katsura."
Lina Shishigami is based on Rena Ryugu from Higurashi, despite being tomboyish and not at all girly.
Face Fault: Some characters do this a few times, mostly during the first season.
Face Palm: Shinichi does this after Yukari announces her intentions towards Shinichi and Moka to his fellow NUMBERS.
He later does it again chapter 50 after learning that Morrigan, Yokai Academy's guidance counselor, has the hots for Yuji.
False Friend: Daichi sees Shinichi as this. He was unaware of his condition at the time, but did consider him as his only friend. Today, he doesn't even accept his apology, refuses to believe that he has changed, and even wonders why he has girls after him even after all he's done. Justified that a lot has happened in Daichi's life that caused him to be like that. But at least he's forgiven him now.
Fanboy/Fangirl: Kurumu, Yuji, Aphrodite, and Yokoshima are fans of Shiori's works, with Yuji being the biggest. Leon is also revealed to be a fan in chapter 31, though he keeps it discreet from everyone. Crow is also revealed to be a fan in Tails of the Liger. Ageha, Xianglian, and Tsurara are also revealed to be fans at the beginning of the Sports Fest arc. Ren Rakusa, Goemon's lover, is also revealed to be a fan in chapter 65.
And let's not forget the Kamen Rider Fanclub for Shinichi.
Finishing Move: Like his Heisei Counterpart, Showa can use any of the finishing moves of the riders he transforms to. Necros possibly can use the finishers of the Dark Riders he assumes as well.
w/ Vulcan Shooter: "Rider Shooting"note Showa fires swarming beams of energy burst from his weapon.
Showa Higurashi Mode: "Rider Burst Kick"note Showa Higurashi Mode flies into the air before propelling himself downward with his wings emitting energy, giving more power to his drop kick.
BLACK 13: A powerful Rider Kick equal to the Rider Burst Kick.
Legacy Charge, activated by Showa Legacy attaching the Legacy Driver to the Legacy Saber, or by twisting up the Legacy Driver on his Spark Core:
Legacy 1: "Rider Legacy Burst"note Showa Legacy Mode draws in 13 Showa Riders' Symbols into Gun Mode and fires 13 simultaneous shots. The shots reform into the 13 riders which attack the target as they pass by before Showa Legacy finishes with a Rider Slash with the Legacy Saber Sword Mode.
Legacy 2: "Rider Legacy Slash"note Showa Legacy Mode charges up his Legacy Saber in Sword Mode and swings, sending the spirits of the Showa Era Riders at the target. They then slash with copies of the Legacy Saber before Showa finishes it off with his own attack. A variation of this finisher draws in 14 golden rings imprinted with the Rider Symbols into the Legacy Saber Sword Mode and Showa performs a Rider Slash at the target.
Legacy]] 3: "Rider Legacy Kick"note Showa Legacy Mode generates 14 golden rings with each possessing one of the 13 Showa Riders' symbols and his own between him and his target and he descends through them, gaining more speed and power as he performs a drop kick at the target.
Full Charge, activated by Kamen Rider Liger pressing a button on his belt:
Zero Form and Jager Form: "Strike Laser Claw"note Liger Zero or Liger Jager runs toward his target and slashes his opponent with an energized claw.
Schneider Form: "Buster Slash"note All of Liger Schneider's blades extend outward and he charges at the opponent, slicing through them as he passes by.
Panzer Form 1: "Hyper Cannon"note The Twin-Barreled Laser Cannon on his right arm charges up and fires a blast of red energy with a slight recoil.
Panzer Form 2: "Burning Big Bang"note Liger Panzer opens up all of his missile silos fires all of his missiles at the same time.
Torrent Form: "Poseidon Force"note Liger Torrent fires a powerful burst of ocean blue energy from his Callidus at the target.
Final Break, activated by Kamen Rider Necros inserting a Rider Key into his weapon:
Necros 1: "Necros Strike"note Necros swings his sword, unleashing a immense blast of energy.
Necros 2: Kamen Rider Necros blurs as he slashes the target, leaving a golden trail as he moves.
Final Download, activated by Kamen Rider Mega tapping the core on his belt.
Basic Mega 1: "Cyber Kick"note Mega's Boot becomes surrounded by binary code before performing a Rider Kick at the target.
Basic Mega 2: "Cyber Punch"note Mega's fist becomes surrounded by binary code before performing a Rider Punch.
Basic Mega 3: "Termination"note Mega's Photon Debugger becomes surrounded by binary code before excecuting a series of slashes.
Diamond Pegasus Mega: "Frozen Circuit"note Diamond Pegasus Mega charges the Pegasus Magnum with a cyan ball of powerful arctic energy and fires it, tracking the target and on contact, freeze the target and shatter.
Inferno Leo Mega]]: "Overheat"note Inferno Leo Mega ignites both ends of the Leo Staff and jumps into the air, slamming the Leo Staff at his target as he descends.
Storm Dragon Mega: "Gailwave Shutdown"note Aided by wind, Storm Dragon Mega jumps and spins himself forward, using the Dragon Sais as buzzsaws as he descends towards his target.
Kamen Rider Arachnea:
"Tarantula Blitz"note Arachnea spreads her arms to her side, gripping her Spider Kama as her Spark Core glows and transfers energy, sparking like electrical bolts which encircle the blades of her Spider Kama. She then disappears and reappears for half a second. It would appear as if she did nothing, until glowing lines appear on her opponent.
Kamen Rider Sonix:
"Sonix Overdrive"note Sonix's Rider Kick, where he wraps his foot in soundwaves before hitting the target.
Kamen Rider Zero:
"Zero Storm"note Zero puts both of his stingers together and fires a huge laser at his opponent.
Kamen Rider Armadillo:
"Cannonball"note Armadillo jumps high in the air, and then rolls into a ball and spins fast before coming down on the opponent.
Kamen Rider Slasher:
"Texas Chainsaw Massacre"note Slasher teleports behind his target and dashes through with his empowered chainsaws. Twin streaks are left on the target before they explode.
:Kamen Rider Carmen:
"Elemental Tornado"note Carmen turns into a huge tornado of flowers that electrocutes the target upon impact.
Kamen Rider Seras:
"Blood Haze"note Seras twists on her heels before jumping onto her hands and performs flips toward her target. She then kicks off the ground in a high backflip, positioning herself for a corkscrew kick.
Kamen Rider Breaker:
"Clothesline from Hell"note Energized metal appears on Breaker's right arm before he slams it into his target in a clothesline.
Action Girl: Nearly ALL the females on the heroes' side
Foreshadowing: "You can't beat me when it comes to the air, BLACK 13! Dead or alive, you will return to GIN-SHOCKER!"
"Seriously, he thinks I'm a secret agent? Next thing you know he's gonna say I was kidnapped at a young age and was brainwashed! …Why does that sound familiar?"
When Sonix asks if Inner Moka is a Mutant, she retorts, "You're suggesting I'm human."
When Yuji's girls have their fantasies about Yuji's being a mob boss, Hana imagines him having ninja bodyguards. It's later revealed that she comes from a long line of ninjas.
For Science!: Gebok's reason for doing what he does. Moka wasn't amused.
For the Evulz: Regardless of what was done to them as children to transform them into the killing machines they are today, the remaining NUMBERS on GIN-SHOCKER's side are now doing it just for the thrill of bloodshed and the power they've been given.
Flashback: The Family Arc has flashbacks in it, focused on the NUMBERS during their pre-BLACK 13 days. It shows they were a pretty close-knitted and organized group, with the exception of King who is still a douchebag. Also, it's another Shout-Out to Red vs. Blue Season 9 since all the scenes were based on the Project Freelancer flashbacks.
Flat "What.": Misato's reaction when Yukari loudly announces her intentions towards Shinichi and Moka. Yuki get's this reaction as well.
Flipping the Bird: Sting Chameleon does this to Rias after she demanded the location for Shinichi and Yuji's whereabouts, telling her to "flock off".
Good Scars, Evil Scars: Shinichi has a very distinctive scar over his left eyebrow. It looks like the Roman numeral for 13; XIII. The other NUMBERS also have similar scars over other parts of their flesh depending on their rank.
Having a Blast: From explosive nanites to making toy bombs, Parasyte is this trope.
Bomber isn't afraid to let go of the bombs in his chestplate.
Heel-Face Turn: Lina does this to the Jager Unit in the season 1 finale. As does Whriligig, since he only listens to her. The remaining Jagers follow suit after they were captured. Celeste also conducts this while defending Tamao at the Halloween Fest.
Rain, KOS-MOS, and T-elos also switched sides, Mikamura by her own volition and the latter two after being freed from GIN-SHOCKER's control by Mega. Though to be fair, they were never evil to begin with.
Heroic BSOD: Shinichi falls into a coma after seeing the face of his first love, Lina, a psychic girl who he was tricked into killing, now revived as a cyborg and the Jager Unit commander. His mind couldn't bare the information.
Heroic RROD: The Kage no Chidori left Leon incredibly weak following his fight with Mephisto. It didn't stop him from going into battle against King though.
Heroic Safe Mode: Under intense stress from what he senses as an imminent threat to his life or to that of someone he cares for, Shinichi lapses into a kind of fugue state where his fighting instincts completely dominate his body and mind and he becomes a much more brutally efficient combatant, as there is nothing else on his mind except for vanquishing the immediate threat.
Hidden Depths: Leon considers himself as a monster, considering that all of his past friends had died and he may have been factor. Yuji hadn't been with another girl, other than his sister, since the death of his first girlfriend. And Netto was previously angry at Daichi for blaming Shinichi for the actions of Gebok, which somehow reminded him of some "close-mind bigots" who scared his then-innocent mind.
Homeschooled Kids: Netto and Qiao where both home-schooled before meeting Shinichi. Though they aren't socially inept, perhaps due to interacting with Yuji and Yuki, both high school graduates, regularly.
Home Movies: For most of his life, Shinichi has been tortured and manipulated by GIN-SHOCKER, especially by Gebok. But, there was a time before that when he was happy with his family. In Chapter 31 he found a DVD his mother snuck into his bag. Discovering that it was his family's home movies he decided to share these moments with his friends during a club meeting. It shows Shinichi's time before GIN-SHOCKER, a happier time.
Hospital Hottie: Hana and Michiru always have nurse costumes ready for the right time.
Hour of Power: The NUMBERS's Spark Burst, as first demonstrated by Petrifier, can increase a NUMBER's physical and special abilities ten-fold for a minute, then it forcibly deactivates the armor and prevents transforming for one hour.
Leon, being a vizard, can create a hollow mask while increasing his abilities, but only for the maximum of seven minutes.
Huge Schoolgirl: Elle stands about four inches taller than most of the male characters. Of course, Qiao, Yuki, and Aphrodite could be considered this, too.
Hulk Speak: Implied with Whirligig in the season 1 finale.
Humiliation Conga: Todoriko has been killed, revived, curb-stomped repeatedly, had to watch his remaining teammates get killed, reduced to a janitor, repeatedly dissed by even the low-ranking grunts, and was promised a position back to the elites, only to have that snatched away when he was beaten down by D. And now he's pissed and wants retribution.
I Am a Monster: What Leon thinks of himself. Hana, due to her additional arms, also refers to herself as a freak but Yuji denies this. Shinichi also thinks of himself as this due to the crimes he committed as BLACK 13, but Leon makes it clear to him that There Can Only Be One monster. Shinichi later retorts to Leon to never call himself a monster again, or else he'll kick his ass.
I Am Who?: Shinichi goes through this for the first several arcs.
Identity Amnesia: Shinichi is unable to remember anything about himself except for his name. It later turns out it was Topper's handiwork.
I Have Your Mother: Ishigami does this to Shinichi in the Season 1 finale by holding a petrified Shiori hostage, forcing the latter to surrender for her sake.
I'll Kill You!: Yuji does this, roaring out in outrage the name of Michiru's handler Montesinos and describes gruesome means of ending his life.
I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure: Gebok once ordered BLACK 13 to abandon his team in a particular mission, an order which BLACK 13 disobeyed and went out of his way to rescue his comrades. Gebok saw the act as a discipline problem and decided to fix it by forcing BLACK 13 to kill his team by his own hands.
Infinity+1 Sword: Showa's Higurashi Legacy Modenote Involves Showa combining with his Cicadroid for an additional power boost. The form also includes Kamen Rider Shin's logo from when Shinichi assumed it in chapter 67. Word of God claims it to be his true final form in his post-season 1 comment.
Instant Expert: Whenever Showa unlocks a new Rider, he instantly knows how to use their powers without any practice. He knows all their techniques, skills and abilities.
In-Series Nickname: Yuji is called "Spiky-kun" by Michiru and "Aniki" by Shinichi upon learning their relation, while Netto is called "Airen" by Qiao. Rias and Akeno are called "Ri-chan" and "Ake-chan" by Shinichi. Inner Moka, as with Chrome's previous Rosa Vam works, gets referred to as "Moka-sama".
In the Name of the Moon: When Showa first turned into Legacy Mode he said, "Piercing the Darkness! The Heir of the 13 Kamen Riders of Legend! Kamen Rider Showa… Legacy Mode!"
And when he reassumed it (albeit upgraded) in the season one finale, he says, "Piercing the Darkness and Cutting Through the Skies! The Heir of the Kamen Riders of Legend! Kamen Rider Showa…Higurashi Legacy Mode...! ON STAGE!"
Irony: Like in canon, Moka is ranked number 13 in the midterm results, which is the same number that Shinichi is apparently designated as. This didn't slip by her.
Another example is when Moka, a Vampire, calls Gebok, a human, a monster. Even the latter lampshades on this.
Kitsune: Aside from Kuyou, of course, Qiao is a five-tailed huli jing.
Tamao is a kitsune cub. It's later revealed that she is the current incarnation of Tamamo-no-Mae, one of the strongest of all kitsune.
Xianglian too. Netto stated that she is a full fledged nine-tails. It is later revealed in chapter 6 of season 2 that her real name is Daji, a wicked fox spirit who brought an entire Chinese dynasty to its demise. This also explains her daughter's Superpowered Evil Side when she fought and killed Kuyou in an earlier chapter.
Large Ham: "I AM…THE AMAZING AND STUPENDOUS, SUPREME GENIUS OF THIS WORLD… DR. GEBOK! MY GENIUS LIGHTS UP THE SKY!"
Laser Guided Tykebomb: Apparently, Shinichi was designed from the very beginning to destroy all orignal Kamen Riders.
Legacy Hero: Shinichi has inherited the powers of the Legendary (Showa Era) Kamen Riders.
LEGO Genetics: The NUMBERS were implanted with their respective insect DNA, with Hana and Misato being the most prominent examples. Celeste is also revealed to have her DNA altered, transforming her into an artificial lamia.
Lemon: Rarely happens in the main series, but later chapters of Tails of the Liger have these. Justified due to FF.net's sudden crack down on lemon fics.
Lethal Chef: BLACK 13. He doesn't care about flavor; only nutrients matter. His cooking could taste like sewer water for all he cares as long as it was healthy. That being said, at least Inner Moka tries to make her cooking edible.
Lolicon: In some ways, it seems Yukari is trying to manipulate Shinichi into becoming one, at least if her teasing about making him take her to a love hotel is anything to go by.
Loophole Abuse: Daichi finds one in his hatred for Shinichi; it's #13 he's mad at, and Shinichi, despite looking like #13, is very much not the same as the emotionless weapon that killed him and the other NUMBERS without hesitation. So Daichi tries to give Shinichi a chance based on that logic.
Lovable Sex Maniac: Aside from Kurumu, Misato definitely qualifies. When Yuji asked what she wanted to do on their day together, she answers "I wanna have sex with you for an entire day."
Aphrodite and Elle have shades of this too. Xianglian also.
Love Hotel: Yukari tries to take Shinichi to one in one chapter, and Yuji and Michiru end up in one during their date in Tails of the Liger.
Luke, I Am Your Father: Shiori is revealed to be Yuji and Yuki's aunt, and that in turn means that Shinichi is their cousin.
Also, Yuji succeeds in reuniting Shiori with her long-lost twin brother, Yusei.
Mad Bombers: Parasyte and Bomber both share this title.
Meaningful Echo: When the threat of the Student Police makes itself known, Shinchi recites this to Gin, which were one of the first words he said to him: "We are the Newspaper Club. It is our job to seek out news and report it to the student body, regardless of the danger to our lives. We must be willing to risk all for the sake of our craft, because this isn't gonna be a walk in the park."
Armadillo being able to curl himself into a indestructible ball.
Petrifier gets his name from being able to conjure crystals, which he can use to trap his targets, hence petrifying them in crystal.
Other Meaningful Names include Yuji, which means "courageous second son"; Yuki, meaning "snow" and Netto, which is German for Internet.
The new generation of NUMBERS called referred to as the "Jäger Unit." Jager is German for "Hunter." It is also the name of one of Liger's forms.
WHITE 14's Rider name is Phantom, as she is a ghost from Shinichi's bloody past.
Mega Manning: As Showa, Shinichi as the ability to transform into any one of the Showa Era Riders (minus Shin Kamen Rider, though it's later subverted when he attained him in chapter 67. Even Shinichi doesn't know how he acquired him.). Showa also has an ability called "Form Ride" that allows him to let anyone use the body and powers of any Showa Era Rider of his choosing (a-la Final Form Ride from Decade). The first time he used it was on Inner Moka, and she became Kamen Rider Ichigo. For Mizore, she became Denpa Ningen Tackle.
The new Rider, Necros, also possesses this ability, but with Dark Riders.
Kamen Rider Scanner can use the powers of those he drains, as shown when he drained Mizore and was able to use her ice abilities.
Moral Dilemma: D is hit with this in chapter 65, whether or not to keep Yuji's promise after witnessing the birthday concert he arranged for Misato, hinting she may have developed feelings for him.
Moral Myopia: Goemon accuses Ruby of being one when she calls him out on his past deeds, reminding her that she at one point tried to destroy a city of humans. She didn't deny it, but states that she changed for the better.
Mr. Fixit: Yuji owns his own bike shop, "The Dragon's Den", where he fixes automobiles and builds custom bikes.
Mrs. Robinson: Xianglian and Ageha, much to their daughters' chagrin. Also Warden Anju for Netto, driving it into Foe Yay territory.
Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Hana’s extra arms grow from her body when her emotions aren’t kept in check or if she wills them out herself.
My Greatest Failure: Other than what happened with her previous Blood Warriors, Hime feels that she could have stayed with Shinichi on the day before his sixth birthday and might have prevented that fateful kidnapping.
In the chapter were Riderman was unlocked, a crab cyborg appeared and came for Shinichi. Now if you remember correctly, a crab cyborg was how Joji Yuki became Riderman in the first place.
Kamen Rider ZO mentions how Keito reminds him of another Spider Woman that he fought.
The name of Chapter 14, "Raising Your Power to Gold", is taken from one of the songs of Kamen Rider Kuuga.
Shinichi's bike, the Cyclone-X3 is named after the Cyclone bikes used by Kamen Rider Ichigo and Kamen Rider Nigo.
The Liger Belt and the CAS Cards are based on Zeronos's Up Set System and Zeronos Cards.
Netto explains in his backstory that he was turned into a cyborg by Smart Brain.
Ren Rakusa, the female dancer who challenges Goemon, is pretty much a humanoid Gender-Flipped version of Ryutaros, the Dragon Imagin. She even says "Kotae wa kiitenai!" word for word.
One of the mechanics from the Dragon's Den's main branch in Tails of the Liger is named Toby Tachibana, whose "many times great-grandfather" is Tobei Tachibana, the man who supplied Kamen Riders Ichigo-Stronger their bikes.
Not So Different: Gebok tells Inner Moka that as much as Youkai like to look at humans as beneth them, the truth is that both humans and demons can be equally cruel, and would be willing to kill their own kind to get what they want. And from what we've seen in the resent Rosario + Vampire chapters so far... he's absolutly right.
No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Compared to Inner Moka, who normally sends people of with a kick or two, Shinichi was completely merciless to the fanboys.
No Sense of Personal Space: A lot of the girls seem to enjoy getting into the guy's personal space bubble, not that the guys mind one bit. Shinichi actually enjoys their closeness and affection to him. Leon tries, but fails, to discourage Aphrodite and Sora. Yuji and Netto, however, get pretty nervous around their girls. Doesn't really help for Netto that Qiao would like "playmates" of their own too.
No Kill Like Overkill: What Abyss does to the four NUMBERS that attacked him and Misato/Seras. To quote, King has his body burned by Hellfire and his Spark Core destroyed and Petrifier was devoured in one gulp by Red-Eyes Darkness Metal Dragon. Specially noted to Bomber and Parasyte, whose limbs are torn apart by the Red-Eyes Black Hydra and heads eaten by said creature. They will NOT be missed.
Passing the Torch: Not official since it happens in a dream sequence when the Riders pass their powers onto Shinichi.
Perverted Drooling: Shiori does this whenever a new idea for her erotica novels passes her by.
Phlebotinum Rebel: Shinichi becomes one after Gebok forced him to kill his own comrades and his first lover. Most of the remaining NUMBERS slowly follow suit as the series progresses, followed by the Lina and the Jager Unit in season 2.
Pride Before a Fall: Kuyou is a defied version of this. From being curb-stomped by Showa during the First Term Arc to being beaten by Leon near the end, he still refuses to admit his defeat. Even after being converted into a powerful cyborg youkai, he was curb-stomped again by Qiao's dark side in season 2, yet he continues to defy it (though to be fair, he was doing a strategic retreat but Qiao followed him). Ishigami even lampshades this beforehand.
Ishigami: "Kuyou-san, you are going to find yourself in an early grave with that attitude."
Psychic Powers: Like their mother, Yuji and Yuki are Psychic Duelists. Qiao also has usage of telekinesis. Phantom and Reiko also has access to psychic powers.
Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: A few of the characters, notably Daichi and Michiru, seem fond of calling Lina this. She isn't crazy though, just very determined.
Revenge: Shinichi wants to get back at GIN-SHOCKER for what they did to him and the other NUMBERS. His friends, Yuji and Inner Moka especially, are willing to back him up.
Rich Bitch: Siria, Kiko's eldest sister, in sharp contrast to Kiko's Spoiled Sweet. In fact, she even managed to scare Kiko when she was introduced. Netto even explains that her personality is what caused her own fiancee to flee for his life, and the whole trope gets lampshaded afterwards.
Rider Expansion Pack: Suzaku, a phoenix-like mecha, can combine with Liger Zero to form Liger Zero Phoenix Mode.
Breaker possesses a large Centipedroid Unit that can unite with with from the waist-down, also Showa possesses a Cicadroid that gives him energy wings and green versions of BLACK 13's weapons.
Sacred First Kiss: As early as Chapter 7, this happens between Shinichi and Inner Moka. She later explains to the reader that she was impressed with Shinichi's powers so far that she kissed him as a reward, and is waiting to see what else he can do before decides to clam him for her own. Later, Outer Moka has her own first kiss with Shinichi. And Bast tricks Sora into giving her's to an unconscious Leon. And Kurumu and Mizore finally get theirs in chapter 30.
Say My Name: Moka and Yuki in the finale, after Shinichi and Yuji surrender themselves to GIN-SHOCKER.
Also in the finale, Lina/Phantom does this after Jude/Atlas defends her from Whiplash's sword.
Self-Made Orphan: Goemon slited his father's throat after suffering from too many beatings.
Sexy Sax Man: This is Yuji as he’s played the saxophone piece of the song "Brick Ballades" from The Big O.
She Is All Grown Up: Well, not really "she". This is how Hime and Reiri react to how much Shinichi has changed. He's not a crybaby anymore and he can fight monsters with immense skill and strength. Clearly, pretty shocking, even after ten years of not seeing each other. They saw someone who cried a lot when he was six crush the skull of a monster. Reiri even suggested to Hime that they make him into a Blood Warrior.
Moka-sama stared back at the Soldier with one of her normal stoic stares. Suddenly, she started to grin, showing her frighteningly sharp canines, "Hello."
Small Name, Big Ego: Professor Kyofu, who is egotistical enough to mock those he looks down on when he believe they've failed at something... even when they really didn't. Then it suddenly comes back to bite him in chapter 65 by Nagazawa.
Spoiled Sweet: Kiko Kirishima seems like your typical Rich Bitch, being the Big Diva on Campus before Moka's arrival and having many boys wrapped around her fingers. She even has a penthouse suite at the top of the girls' dorm. There is, however, a nicer side to her, shown when she defends Karin from bullies, and then from Sting Chameleon. Her eldest sister... not so much.
Stalker with a Crush: All four main Riders have at least one. Mizore for Shinichi, Sora for Leon, Elle for Netto (though she is a subversion as she is seeking a worthy mate, whom she later finds in Netto), and later Juvia for Yuji.
The Stations of the Canon: This story takes some of the original parts of the manga, tears them up, and makes something new out of them. For example, during Kurumu's intro chapter, a Spider-Borg and Bat-Borg come to retrieve Shinichi, and both girls attempt to escape them. In Gin's chapter, Shinichi was apparently three steps ahead of him when the werewolf attempted to make him look like a shameless pervert. In another chapter, the fanboys from the anime were shown in spite of part of the plot being based on the manga.
Stepford Smiler: To an extent, as Michiru tries to stay positive despite her internal pain. But her cheerfulness is justified and reinforced, thanks to the effort Yuji puts in to always making her happy.
Netto is hinted to be in the same boat as Michiru.
The Stoic: In the Showa & Vampireprequel, Project NUMBERS, #13 (Shinichi's former self) was depicted as cold, logical and rational. He never could express emotions. Leon himself is already stoic, but unlike #13, he is capable of showing emotions.
Superpowered Evil Side: When in the presence of another Kamen Rider, Shinichi's "Anti-Rider" protocols activate, transforming him into a black-armored berserker mode called BLACK 13, which will stop at nothing to kill the other Rider and will even tear apart anything or anyone perceived to be in his way. But Kurmuru's Charm ablilty seemed to disable that programing. Well, not anymore.
When one of Yuji's loved ones is harmed, an alternate personaility named Abyss takes control, using the powers of the Red-Eyes Black Dragon to destroy those responsible before giving Yuji back the reins.
Qiao is also hinted to have one, as shown in chapter 4 of season 2 during her fight with Kuyou.
Super Empowering: As a side effect of his Mega Manning ability with the Showa-era Kamen Riders, Shinichi can temporarily transfer the powers of one Showa Rider into another person, creating a "Form Ride" that transforms said person into a replica of the Rider in question. As he's so far only done it with the members of his harem, this has created plenty of Gender-Flipped Kamen Riders to fight alongside Showa.
Super Mode: Aside from Showa's Legacy Form, Kuyou, as Blazing Fox, also has a super mode where he generates four additional artificial tails for a total of nine.
Super Speed: BLACK 13. He's so fast he's like a blur of motion. Leon Smith also has this, leading the girls to wonder if he is a werewolf. Then we have Lightning Saix who's really fast, but Liger's Jager form counteracts this. Zero, according to Inner Moka, can move at bullet speeds. Then there's Mega's Storm Dragon form, who can move so fast he can be at two places at once. Elle, being a Sky Dragon, can break the sound barrier. Yusei can also move at blurring speeds.
Take Over the World: Gebok reveals to Leon in chapter 65 that GIN-SHOCKER has already taken it over since day one, with some members being key politicans and the mass media.
Technopath: Netto has the abliity to manipulate any type of machine.
Tempting Fate: Yukari and Shinichi seem to have made it through their "date" perfectly all right. Just as they start celebrating... the NUMBERS that didn't defect to Shinichi's side attack.
That Man Is Dead: Shinichi claims this as the reason why he won't use his birth name (Shinji), as GIN-SHOCKER already robbed him of his humanity (and by extension, his life as a human being). Though he lets this slide with his mother and his childhood friends.
"You should try getting shot at by your own father, slashed at by one of your uncles, and being blown up by one of your other uncles' rocket launcher as training. That'll really make you piss your pants for a while."
Also justified with the NUMBERS and Jager Unit.
Transformation Trinket: Necros' Rider Keys and Mobirider. Let's not forget the Legacy Driver that lets Showa become Legacy Mode. Then we have Yuji's Liger Belt, Netto's belt and the NUMBERS' Spark Cores which is the source of their power and what they use to transform.
Transhuman Treachery: By Kamiyami, Kamen Rider King, who claims that he chose to become what he is now because he desired power above all else. If that meant becoming a cyborg and effectively selling out the human race... so be it.
Jack Cisco, a.k.a. Lightning Saix, is another example as he is willing to sacrifice his humanity just to walk again.
Kuyou is starting to walk down this path as well after losing to Shinichi.
Trigger Happy: Bomber just LOVES unleashing lead from his machine guns.
Tron Lines: Appears on Netto's eyes when ever he uses his technopathic powers.
And Kamen Rider Mega sports these on his chest armor.
Trope Overdosed: So many tropes on this page, you'll never know what trope will pop out next.
Twincest: Whenever Yuji was in pain, Yuki "would do anything to ease that pain". And she does mean ANYTHING.
Unexpected Successor: A motorbike mechanic like Yuji would be the last person people would expect to become a mafia boss.
Unfortunate Name: Shogo Kuso, whose name literally means "One's Ministry's Damned". Shogo himself even lampshades it during his class introduction. Also doubles as a Berserk Button.
"Hey, those nuns just picked my name out from a hat!"
Unwanted Harem: All four main Riders have them, with Yuji having the most girls and Netto with the least (only three). Heck, the former even plans on having twenty girls after learning about his mafia heritage.
Unwilling Roboticisation: The NUMBERS and the Jager Unit in general. Also, it is revealed in chapter 67 that Ishigami (now Madame Medusa) forcefully converted Shinichi's past enemies into cyborg Youkai.
Vagina Dentata: What Snap Trap, General Nagazawa's cyborg beast form, looks like.
Voluntary Shapeshifting: For Qiao, being a huli jing, this is her specialty, being able to completely mimic Misato and Yuji.
Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: Since the main characters all go to school and are going up against an evil terrorist organization that seeks to take over the world, this trope fits the bill. It explains Shinichi's resolve after he discovers much of his past in GIN-SHOCKER, and being completely aware of what they had done.
Wall Crawl: Kamen Rider Mega can cling to walls and ceilings. Arachnea can do the same, considering that she is based on a spider. Ironically, he does this more often than she does.
Wham Line: "I was assigned by a certain man to train you to become an astounding Mafia Boss."
"Kuro-kun seems happy with his new life. And those girls are always flocking around him."
"You probably thought that GIN-SHOCKER was a secret organization, but we are very public. Scholars, politicians, ambassadors; it is an international community all linked through the clandestine operations of GIN-SHOCKER."
What Happened to the Mouse?: Four Seven Niner (a.k.a. Skyla Sparrow), the NUMBERS' personal pilot during their missions. Her fate is never revealed. That is, until season 2 where it is revealed that she's alive.
Daichi also has an intense fear of snakes, shown when Shinichi mentions that Ririko is a lamia (snake woman).
To an extent, Yuji with his mild hydrophobia as he always refuses to go in a pool or oceans.
Shinichi is revealed to have a fear of dolls (mostly due to their eyes), which stemmed from him going to a doll museum with his mother, Hime, and Reiri in his childhood. In fact, he was even scared when Hime dressed as a Victorian-era doll in one chapter.
"Those dolls were EVIL! Their eyes were just staring at me and I swear that a few one of them moved!"
Wild Teen Party: Since Shinichi and his friends are going back to Yokai Academy, so Yuji and Netto organized a party for them and invite everyone they have befriended to have fun.
Wingding Eyes: Happens on rare occasions. For example, Ageha, Xianglian and Tsurara had stars in their eyes upon "meeting" Shiori during the Sports Fest arc.
Woman Scorned: Rias and Akeno were not happy after learning what GIN-SHOCKER did to Shinichi from Netto and Qiao. Shiroha, Haruhi, Juvia, Gemma, Katsumi, and Morrigan also follow suit.
Wouldn't Hit a Girl: It's the code of the Smith men to never fight a woman unless it was utterly impossible. Unfortunately for Warren, it was a code that Kenpachi had been able to uninstall out of his son Leon as it didn't matter to Squad 11 if the opponent was male or female. A fight is a fight and that was it so it is best to enjoy it to the fullest.