Series: Kamen Rider Dragon Knight
"Together, we'll be stronger."
The second attempt at adapting Kamen Rider
for western audiences, after Saban's Masked Rider
. Based on Kamen Rider Ryuki
, chosen for its large number of Riders, including a woman
Kit Taylor's life has been rough; in the year since his dad vanished, he's been moved into foster care and gained an unwarranted reputation as a troubled youth. But recently it's gotten weird
: his dad has begun to appear in strange visions, telling him things like "don't be afraid of the dragon". Moving back into his old apartment, he finds a deck of strange cards, and he then begins to see things in mirrors including, sure enough, a dragon that seems to be following him around. Throw into the mix a biker who wants his card deck and won't take "no" for an answer. But when the biker gets into trouble, Kit follows his dad's advice and makes a contract with the dragon, becoming Kamen Rider Dragon Knight.
Afterwards, Kit's able to get the story out of the biker, named Len and a Kamen Rider in his own right: there's a world on the other side of our mirrors called Ventara. This world was invaded by an alien named General Xaviax, and they created the twelve Kamen Riders to defend themselves. However, one of the Riders betrayed them and Xaviax took over, stealing their Advent Decks (the source of their power). Now Xaviax has set his sights on Earth, searching for our universe's counterparts to the original Riders and manipulating them to do his bidding, while Len is trying to get the decks before they can be misused.
The show suffered from low ratings throughout its run, and the last two episodes were not broadcast on U.S. television (though they were uploaded on The CW's website). Despite this, it still
won an Emmy award for stunt coordination.
Not to be confused with The Dragon Knight
or Knight Rider
This series has a Character page
Kamen Rider Dragon Knight contains examples of: