Demoted to Extra: All protagonists from the first Super Hero Taisen movie return here. Most of them have their roles reduced, but Decade is the one sidelined the most by that. Decade only appears as an extra for a battle scene with a single line, saying his own name, not even appearing among the heroes in the movie's final battle, unlike Kamen Rider OOO, Fourze, the Gokaiger and the Go-Busters.
Double Vision: Kotoha has a scene alongside Geki's assistant Sherry, both played by Suzuka Morita.
Fake Shemp: Inevitable, even before one takes into account the actors who died, retired from acting, or are just too busy.
I Will Fight No More Forever: In the end, J shows up, sweeping the landscape but not helping his fellow Go-Busters as he's lost the will to fight after the series' end.
Let's You and Him Fight: Gavan type-G is charged with attempting to stop Space Shocker and is told their leaders use magic. This leads him to think Kamen Rider Wizard and Beast are the bad guys and goes out to murder them.
Loads and Loads of Characters: Once again, we got characters from the Super Sentai and Kamen Rider franchises showing up, this time those from the Space Sheriff series'll appear, as well as Shotarou Ishinomori-based characters like the Space Ironmen and Inazuman, and if that's not enough, we're also getting a buttload of other Metal Heroes (see Unexpected Character).
Space X: Space Shocker, lead by Space Ikadevil and Space Spider Man.
The Stinger: An after credits scene reveals Kikaider, teasing at the upcoming movie.
The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: After Geki saves Skydain from being Blown Out The Airlock, the Kyodain develop this attitude towards Gavan; they even save him from other Space Shocker members at one point just so they can fight him, which gets them killed by Space Ikadevil.
Unexpected Character: Jiraiya, Jiban, Draft Redder, Janperson, Blue Beet and B-Fighter Kabuto. As only the Space Sheriffs appeared in early promotional material, and the title of the movie is Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z rather than Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Metal Heroes: Super Hero Taisen Z, it was assumed that the Space Sheriffs would be the only Metal Heroes to appear. This marks the first appearance of other Metal Heroes besides the Space Sheriffs after the Metal Heroes revival started in Gokaiger vs. Gavan.
While nothing is confirmed yet, the Net Movies feature a copyright mention of Marvel Comics, which might indicate an appearance by Supaidaman himself.note As it turns out, Geki is telling a story in one episode and in it, Kamen Rider Stronger accuses Yoko-as-Tackle of having an affair with Spidey!