Haruto never defeats the gate's inner phantom in episodes 4-5. So why don't Pheonix and Medusa just send another phantom after him?
They presumably don't want to waste more than one phantom per gate, since it's a limited resource.
Also, that person pretty much had their hope fully restored. The first two were rather emotionally fragile at the time, not this one anymore. So the window of opportunity kind of closed.
Why had it never occurred to Haruto to use Copy on the WizarSwordGun before ep 9?
Maybe because he needs his dragon power up to dual wield?
Possible, but nothing from the fight seemed to show that Flame Dragon was needed for Copy to work.
Most likely the power needed to use copy on the WizarSwordGun is more than could be spared in his normal form.
But he can copy himself in his normal forms. I think it's more that the Dragon forms are so powerful Haruto trades the versatility of having one hand open (to use various rings) for the strength of having two weapons. The only rings he uses in Dragon forms so far are the finishers anyway.
It's confirmed through promotional material that Haruto needs to be in a dragon style to use any of the standard spell rings on his weapon.
Why does Dragon become mindless in someone elses underworld, but when he's in Haruto's he's intelligent ?
Actually, Dragon only becomes that chaotic on Wzard's first two trips of a Gate's underworld. On the third time, after Wizard has Flame Dragon, it didn't go berserk and destroy stuff. If anything, it only seems Dragon only speaks in Haruto's mind.
It makes sense if you think about it. Dragon is Haruto's Phantom, hence he should be normal and reserved, he's essentially locked in a prison, and unless Haruto loses hope, he's not getting out. When the pair were in other Gates, Dragon could break out if he aided the other Phantom(s) in breaking loose. But now that Wizard is using the Dragon Rings, and Dragon has a decent shot of getting free, he has no need to do anything to jeopardize his chance.
Why doesn't Haruto use his Dragon Forms to fight Phoenix and Medusa? He has Flame Dragon and Hurricane Dragon AND he could use them at will, so why didn't he do so when confronted by Phoenix a third time and Medusa for the first time?
For Phoenix it was a combination of shock that he was alive, coupled that he was focused on defending Kizaki and the fake Gate, not beating Phoenix. Plus, he had just been told by Phoenix that he was immortal, so he likely didn't want to waste the mana. For Medusa, he had no idea how powerful she was until it was too late.
In episode 14, he breaks out the Dragon styles against Medusa, after fighting her a bit in his normal ones. While Haruto's getting a little better at fighting the higher Phantoms in his normal styles, it seems like he's choosing only to bring out the Dragon forms as a last resort.
Why is Medusa seem to be the only phantom as of yet who is female? So far, all of the phantoms of the week are all males. Even when the ritual showed female victims.
To add to the insult, the Valkyrie Phantom is male in Kamen Rider Wizard. Why is this consider insulting? According to mythology, a Valkyrie is a demi-goddess or female warrior like being which means the being is technically suppose to be female and what did the show did? Make the monster and the human form male! How insulting is that!?!
Not very, unless you decide for some insane reason to take it personally. This is hardly the first franchise to have male valkyries, it's just artistic license. It's probably just a coincidence that we've seen so few female Phantoms.
Instead of lying, can't Haruto just tell the Gate in #15 the hard truth, then enter her underworld to destroy her unreleased phantom?
Why do the people whose inner Phantoms he destroys still have to wear the Engage Ring apparently forever? I thought once your inner Phantom was destroyed, you were no longer a Gate, done deal.
Maybe they just like wearing them.
It's a reminder that they were saved and given hope by someone. They keep wearing the rings because they believe in Haruto and are grateful to him.
Are phantoms really categorized as greater or lesser? Phantom Beelzebub seems to be more of a Greater Phantom, especially by creating a portal to avoid the latter's attack.
Its not really split up based on power. But he's a minor phantom because he follows Medusa and Phoenix while those two report directly to Wiseman. Also he's still a Monster of the week.
Just to double-check again, but does Gremlin really counts as a Greater Phantom before #31? I think he is a lesser phantom and not a greater phantom as he had no contact with Wiseman until #30.
If Phoenix becomes stronger every time he's killed and revives, won't he eventually become powerful enough to resist the heat of the sun, and become capable of flying back to earth?
Ever heard of a little thing called gravitational pull?
While Phoenix managed to break out of Wizard's Gravity Ring, at least the Sun's gravity is strong than Earth's, so at least there's hope.
Yeah, but seeing as how Phoenix is able to adapt to whatever it was that destroyed him previously, it's only a matter of time until he revives with the ability to achieve escape velocity and break free of the Sun's gravitational pull.
Let's just hope that the amount of power that Phoenix has gotten during the multiple resurrections ends up destroying his own body.
Latest scans shows that yes he will return with a different form which would imply he got powerful.
That scan was old promos for the climax of that fight which came out late. Gravity has no effect in destroying his body, so that would be some pretty idiotic "logic" claiming that "oh, now he can fly faster than the speed of light!" Also, the actor got flowers from the rest of the cast. They don't do that til an actor wraps on the series, meaning they're done with the show.
So, is the White Wizard a Rider or not? He looks Rider-y and has rings, but it's hard to know in a series where the term really isn't used at all.
He's as much as a rider as the Alternates are to the Ryuki Riders or as Shadow Moon is to Black.
The show's website seems to say "not" - while it has the standard rundown of his gear and such, it's in a separate menu from Wizard and Beast's "RIDER" section, where he's just labeled "SHIROI MAHOUTSUKAI".
Why don't the heroes consider using the Engage Ring on the Gates when they have them in a room and are talking to them about the situation at hand? We've seen with Haruto's attempt on Nitoh that one doesn't have to wait for the Gate to fall to despair and can just do it anytime.
No no, Nitou's a special case as he is a non Gate, with a Phantom inside him anyway. As for other gates, they don't actually have their Phantoms within them until they're driven to despair. So unfortunately all the heroes can do is try to keep them safe and away from the MotW.
Two questions: (1) Why didn't Koyomi notice that Mayu was a gate? She's supposed to be able to sense that stuff isn't she? She should have known the moment she met Mayu, but flat out says that the girl is not a gate. How does that happen? (2) Considering how strong Medusa is, why isn't Haruto busting out all dragon the moment he sees her? In 26, she was a match for all four of his forms and Beast, and in 27, she whooped his ass before he could even use it. Get your head straight Wizard! Now's not the time to be Holding Back the Phlebotinum!!!
For the first question, I think Koyomi can only tell who is a phantom and who is not.
For the second question, he may need to use Dragon Timer in Flame Dragon form only. Don't forget he just flew into the scene as Hurricane Dragon.
The first answer is correct, Koyomi can only detect Phantoms, she has pure vision. As for the second, partly needing to rush to save Mayu, he wasn't focused. Secondly, I imagine All Dragon burns through mana like crazy, and against a foe like Medusa, you'd want to save everything you have. That, and there might have been something that said that using All Dragon will make Dragon popping out of Haruto all the more easier... Sort of like Explosive Overclocking.
Right, the sub I watched had Mayu saved by a memory of a moment with her sister, along with a saying of hers, with her telling Medusa that she wouldn't let someone that was pretending to be her sister end her life. Yet I keep reading that she believes that Misa's not gone? Am I missing something?
Nope, I think people watched this episode before the sub and assumed Mayu still kept on believing Misa to be still inside Medusa.
Why did Dragon choose to fight Legion and protect Beast and Chimera, resulting in his death? Dragon always wanted to be free and when Legion breaks the Underworld, Dragon could take over Haruto and become the Dragon Phantom. But why didn't he? Why does he bother to even care about Haruto at this point now?
First, because what Legion was doing was different then how Phantoms are created. He was simply destroying the mind, which would leave Haruto comatose. Even if Dragon could break free, he'd still be trapped in a unmoving body. Second, after using the Dragon Styles and still not falling to despair, I personally believe that Dragon has grown to respect his human "partner", just as Chimera has with Nitoh.
Why did the Bogy Phantom use his luck manipulation powers to try and kill the Gates? Even if the fear of death will drive them to despair, the falling debris and car explosion would kill the Gates long before the transformation into a Phantom was completed. If not for Haruto the Gate would have been crushed completely unaware, so how could he despair? In fact Gremlin states that the plan would create despair by giving and taking away the money obtained through luck so why try to kill the Gates at all?
Perhaps he would have used his luck manipulation to ensure that the gates survived the accidents, if just barely.
How was it that Sora didn't become a phantom after being dumped by his girlfriend in the first place?
Either other Phantoms are required for the Inner Phantom to break out of the Gate, or he snapped soon after and the "glee" he got replaced the despair he had.