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Kamen Rider Gaim
Gaim will not have the Multiform Balance of his predecessors.We already know that there will be five Riders in this show, way more than we are used to in recent years, so its unlikely that Gaim or any of the other riders will have around the same number of forms as Kuuga and Wizard. He will probably have only three like Faiz, Blade, Hibiki, and Kabuto or maybe even only two like Ryuki.
Gaim's Super Mode will be called as "Salad" or "Smoothie" with a Transformation Trinket that looks like a blender used to access it.Consisting of multiple fruit ingredients!
Gaim's Super ModeIt will be Meat Arms.
Kouta screaming in the end of the OP indicates he will eventually regret becoming Kamen Rider Gaim
Gaim's sister will advise him....wrongly, deconstructing listening to people's advice as well.
Kouta is a Decoy Protagonist and Kaito is the real heroThink about it, Kouta has slowly been developing bad character traits as he became a Rider sooner or later he'll become a Tragic Hero, pull a Face-Heel Turn, or become the Big Bad or True Final Boss. In the opposite direction, becoming Baron will slowly make Kaito become a better person because of his self-discipline and code of honor as he learns to use his powers responsibly eventually ending with him becoming The Hero. Seriously, the show basically takes every moment to remind us that Kouta and Kaito are Not So Different, it's completely possible.
Gaim's army in the war sequence is created from all the Lock Seeds he wins for Team Gaim against other teams.
Gaim is going to be an expy of Spider-ManWhen he gets superpowers, Kouta starts using them for personal gain, though with good intentions: helping out his family and friends. However, a tragedy will ultimately force him to start taking things seriously and become a genuine hero.
Kouta will lose an eye to parallel him with Date Masamune
Gaim's Early-Bird Cameo in the finale Kamen Rider Wizard will be shown later in the series ala Gokaiger in Goseiger vs. Shinkenger.Since the connections between the Kamen Rider series' worlds has been shown more in recent years while Sentai series are standalone with the exception of their crossovers. Gaim also mentioned that he was in the middle of something in Wizard, so it would show what he was doing at the time.
The Multiform Balance categories for Gaim's upcoming 2 new forms will be as followed.
Kouta will gain all the Energy Lock Seeds from the Yggdrasil Riders.Either from help from DJ Sagara or Alternate Mai. Then either she or Helheim will use them to create the Kachidoki Lock Seed. These pictures seem to show all the cuts of Gaim's fruits and those of the Yggdrasil Riders.
The Big Bad of the series will in fact be Gaim himself.
Gaim will access Jimber Peach Arms and Jimber Melon Arms somewhere down the line.Seems likely after the reveal of Jimber Cherry Arms.
The Kiwami Lockseed will be created when Gaim gets all four Energy Lockseeds.He has three now, just needs Melon.
Each Jimber Arms form has its own unique ability.Since all 4 Jimber Arms are most likely going to have the same stats and with Jimber Cherry Arms using Super Speed in its debut, it would make sense to give each of them some type of ability in order to distinguish themselves.
Jimber Melon Arms' special ability.Okay, so with Jimber Lemon Arms confirmed to possess Super Strength, Jimber Cherry Arms possessing Super Speed, and Jimber Peach Arms possessing Super Senses, who would like to take a crack at what you think the unique ability of the final Jimber Arms will be?
Gaim will acquire the Melon Energy Lockseed...In a similar manner to how he got the previous two Energy Lockseeds: by defeating Zangetsu Shin, and taking the Lockseed from him directly. Except this time, Zangetsu Shin will still be transformed when Kouta snatches it (possibly either directly off their Genesis Driver, or off their Sonic Arrow), and taking it reverts their transformation... revealing Mitsuzane behind the mask. Kouta will be shocked, and ask how this is possible, causing Mitsuzane to reveal just why he's done so (which boils down to "I tried to keep you out of this war, but you just wouldn't leave well enough alone, would you?"). And then he either runs off, or, in full grip of a Villainous Breakdown, pulls out his Sengoku Driver and transforms again, intent on defeating Kouta. And gets his butt kicked again. On a related note, Kouta will pity Mitsuzane as he sees him having a Villainous Breakdown, and takes him back to Zawame and leaves him in a hospital somewhere to recover.
Gaim's movie-exclusive form with be Jimber Pinecone Arms.Could be possible, since Kurokage Shin will be in the film. One way he could obtain this form is that Peco has a Jerkass Realization and tries to redeem himself by giving Gaim his Pinecone Energy Lockseed. Plus, I'm sure some fans would be interested in seeing what kind of ability Gaim would gain while assuming Jimber Pinecone Arms.
Gaim's Movie War (Drive crossover) new Form will be a green version of Kachidoki...because oranges aren't always orange. Easy repaint ahoy!
Kouta would eventually evolve into an OverlordIt's already mentioned that part of Kouta's fight would be to understand what it means to "become an Overlord". #33 has Kouta losing his sense of taste much like another main Rider who lost his sense of taste when he became a monster.
Raise Up Your Flag will also double as Kiwami Arms' theme song.It evolves from Kachidoki Arms, so its possible.
Kouta will use Jimber Melon as his final Rider Power UpThink about it. His first power up was Orange Arms, followed by Suika, followed by Jimbar Lemon/Cherry/Peach Arms, followed by Kachidoki Arms followed by Kiwami Arms. It's either Jimber Melon as symbolic of him going back to his alliance with Takatora to save the day or symbolic of him casting off the need to use the power of Helheim to save Earth.
Kouta's Overlord form with be significantly Rider-likeAnd it will harken back to Hibiki.
Kouta will claim the Golden Fruit and save everyoneAnd after saving the world he will wonder it to use the power of the Golden Fruit to make the lives of others better as an answer to Minato's questions about what he'll do with his power once everyone's saved.
Jimber Melon Arms will only appear in Gaim's Movie War crossover with Drive.Since the chances of this form making any sort of appearance in the series are looking slim, perhaps it could at the very least serve as Gaim's movie-exclusive form for what will essentially be his epilogue film.
Kiwami Arms' appearance was altered during the production of the show.For the longest time, the short clip appearing after the OP (in which the show's sponsors are listed) showed a hazy reflection of what appeared to be a new form form for Gaim. However, once Gaim's actual Super Mode, Kiwami Arms, appeared, said clip appears to have been altered so that the reflection more closely resemble Gaim's default Orange Arms. It's possible that this happened because Kiwami Arm was originally intended to look more like Gaim's other forms (for example, having a blue and orange color scheme), but was changed to it's current appearance due to some sort of Executive Meddling.
Kouta's true counterpart is the Overlord Queen.If you think about it, it's entirely possible. Kouta's actor said his overlord counterpart would come out in the movie, but it's actually left ambiguous. Lapis states that he made Kouta come in his world, so he wouldn't have to suffer. However, what's the point in making him come if his world's Kouta is already happy ? It can mean that this world's Kouta has fallen in great misfortune. Lapis could easily have modified everyone's memory so that they would "recognize" Kouta, even though their Kouta actually has a different appearance. If you think logically, Kouta's true counterpart still hasn't come out in the series, so he/she still has to be revealed. The movie has elements which can be used in the tv series canon universe. Also, the perso in the bed in front of Zangetsu at the end of the movie could very well be this world's Kouta. Also, Roshuo and Kouta still have to interact, and it feels like the creators are leaving this for the end on purpose. Another thing is that Kouta states he would rather give the fruit to someone, than have it for himself. And earlier, we had a flashback of Roshuo's queen giving him the fruit.
Gaim will acquire Jimber Melon Arms during his battle with Ryugen Yomi.The main reason being that it would serve as poetic justice for Micchy's actions of betraying his brother and stealing both his Genesis Driver and Melon Energy Lockseed.
Kouta will save Micchy and Kaito... somehow.Kouta's resolve is to remove the need for sacrifice in order to advance/evolve. Compare that to Kaito's willingness to let Helheim invade(effectively sacrificing a large amount of humanity) to create a stronger world or Micchy's willingness to sacrifice himself. The best possible outcome is that Kouta sacrifices some aspect of himself to save Micchy at the very least.
Concerning Other Riders
At least one rider will fight against Gaim.Probably Zangetsu.
There will be a Sixth Rider
There will be a female Rider at some point
Gaim and the other riders are Vegans.And the lifestyle is necessary to keep their powers!
There will be a female riderWizard tested out two things in its run, how audiences will like multiple riders and how audiences will like female riders, since we're getting the former, chances are we're getting the latter as well... Especially considering one the writer's famous works involve super-powered girls...
One belt will get used by someone other than the main user.The belt's are what determine which rider you are (see symbol next to the lock). So at least one person is gonna get their belt used by someone else, similar to Faiz
The battle between Riders will similar with Fourth Holy Grail War. Because the writer is the same person who write Fate/Zero, the battle system between Riders may or may not will similar as Fate/Zero's Fourth Holy Grail War, with Kamen Rider Ryuki taste.
Most of the riders we've been shown will actually...Die within the first few episodes, notice how they barely look like traditional riders? Only question is, who will lose their head first?
Kamen Rider Gridon will be this season's Butt MonkeyConsidering his three Lock Seeds are Acorn, Pinecone, and Durian (A fruit infamous for its foul smell, to the point where some train lines refuse passengers that have them on hand), it seems this way.
Alternatively to the above, Gridon will be this season's Leangle.His Lockseeds are different from the other Riders', in that the others' are more in-line with what we think of when we think of fruits. Gridon is using Acorn, Pinecone, and Durian, the first two of which are actual seeds, and the third of which is known as the King of the Fruits. Gridon seems to be another class of fighter altogether, maybe a Super Prototype or he's as strong as the other four combined, in his basic form.
Gridon will be a female Kamen Rider.Which is why they haven't announced who it is, because it's going to be a surprise.
Ryugen will fill the standard Second Rider slot of the show.He used to be on the same team as Gaim and he's shown transforming next to him in one trailer. He'll basically be like Kagami from Kabuto.
The Secondary (or sixth) Rider sides with GaimBecoming a similar case to other secondary riders in previous series.
Kamen Rider Gridon will be one of the members of Team BaronDuring the war sequence you can see him on Baron's side. My money is on the dude who shot Mai with a slingshot.
The peach-themed Rider seen in catalogs will be the 2nd Rider this season.And she will debut in the Movie War.
Kamen Rider Gridon's powers will be used by multiple people over the course of the series.Early promotional materials revealed four of the five rider's identities right off the bat. Gridon is the only one whose real identity is unknown. That's because different people will use the Gridon Sengoku Driver over the course of the series, possibly with one person ultimately serving as the "official" Gridon (like IXA from Kiva's series).
Kamen Rider Gridon's identity will be a secret.Gridon will actually be one person, but his/her identity will remain a secret and act as a plot point later in the series.
Ryugen and Zangetsu will have a Cain and Abel relationshipIn the opening, you can see Zangetsu pointing his sword towards Ryugen in the reflection. As for the Sengoku War thing where the two Riders are together, Ryugen might be forced into a With Us or Against Us.
Zangetsu will obtain the Genesis Driver through killing the female rider who has itWord of God said that Zangetsu will be the Ohja of Gaim, which could be interpreted to mean that he'll have a high body count, or at the very least be more willing to kill someone. Add the facts that 1) Female Riders tend to have a higher mortality rate than Male Riders (though that's seemed to stop starting from Kiva) and 2) Urobuchi is famous for an Anyone Can Die story involving Magical Girls. Of course, it's not conclusive evidence that this may happen, but it might be worth guessing.
At least one of the main Riders will die in a Heroic Sacrifice.Perhaps one dies to permanently seal the Inves' world, or dies trying to save someone. Or Zangetsu might pull a Redemption Equals Death and die trying to save his brother. This could happen to any of the Riders, really, even Gaim.
Zangetsu will kill Ryugen.As a result of Sanity Slippage or a Villainous Breakdown, or alternatively to have a Shoot the Dog moment, Zangetsu will brutally murder his own brother.
Ryugen will pull a Face-Heel Turn and join Yggdrasil.He will become The Dragon to Zangetsu, and will eventually either get Killed Off for Real, pull a final Heel-Face Turn, or both. Could serve as a good Tear Jerker.
Ryugen will fight and possibly kill Zangetsu.In the opening, Ryugen is shown being separated from Zangetsu by a chain-link fence. However in the reflection, Zangetsu is shown in his transformed state pointing his sword at Ryugen. Ryugen is later shown shooting down a fence and this is the only "fighting" scene in the opening with Ryugen.
Zangetsu is NOT a homicidal Rider.Word of God is that Zangetsu will be an Expy of Ohja, but they might mean to Ohja's dedication to his goals.
Zangetsu will be one of the main villains of GaimYou can interpret Word of God as Zangetsu being a main threat to the heroes, like how Ohja was.
Who gets Super ModesNot gonna guess what they'll be but other than Gaim, Baron and Ryugen will get a super mode. One of the Energy Lock Seed users may as well.
Hase Ryouji, the leader of Raid Wild, will become one of the Riders to appear after the five we already know ofThey made it a point to show Ryouji be badly beaten by first Kaito and then Kouta, making Raid Wild fall on the ratings. It's likely he will become a Rider and fight other Riders to pull himself and his team to the top of the charts.
Hase Ryouji: Heel-Face Turn impendingHe's more likely than Jounochi to see what's right and ally with Gaim. Since there's no sign of him in the war sequence, chances are he'll ally with Gaim to even the numbers, not to mention they both have the Japanese warrior theme going (Gaim = samurai and Kurokage = footsoldier).
Kurokage will ally with Gaim and die soon afterFor irony points he will die taking a sneak attack from Gridon or Baron that was intended for Gaim
Zangetsu ISN'T a bad guy.He will be later revealed as the Big Good or some version of either a Trickster Mentor or a Sink or Swim Mentor, and that this was all done to stop some bigger threat, possibly whatever is leading or responsible for the Inves.
At some point, one Rider will have a "With Our Swords" ScenePerhaps for the Final Boss, the other Riders either give one of their number their Lock Seeds, allowing said Rider to use the Arms of the others to fight against a powerful foe.
Any Rider not seen during the War Sequence from episode #1 will die before the series is over
Future Lock Seeds and powerups include:
Truly Evil Rider Lockseeds
Red Hot's Sonomura will become one of the Energy Lock Seed Riders
A Rider's life is tied to his or her Sengoku DriverIn that if it's destroyed, the user will suddenly drop dead.
Takatora is secretly The Unfavourite of his father, who will establish himself as an even Bigger Bad.Yggdrasill is testing the Drivers and Lock Seeds on a few select guinea pigs. What if that includes Takatora as well?
Oren considers himself an Anti-Villain.He explicitly sees the Riders as nothing more than boys playing games, and seeks to show them what a real fight is like, yes? Perhaps what he means is, he wants the fighting to stop; he wants to show them the horrors of what a real fight can be, because as a responsible adult he's only trying to make sure the kids play safe. Unfortunately, there's only one way they'll even listen to him, and that's if he can beat them at their own game, so to speak.
Gridon and Kurokage will be back...After joining forces with Bravo and getting in some serious training, becoming Lethal Joke Characters in the process.
The rest of Team Gaim get in on the action!With temporary Kurokage forms. Alternatively…
The rest of Team Gaim does cardboard cosplays of Armored Riders.
The Beat Riders will team up against the Energy Riders.There are scans showing Gaim using Bannana arms and in the same scan is the Energy Riders fighting the Beat Riders.
Ryoji will become Sigurd.
Duke will be Barons Evil Counterpart.They both take their names from European Nobility. They both have Lockseed's representing a yellow fruit and it is very likely that despite Yggdrasil ruining Kaito's childhood and causing his current demeanor it is possible that Ryoma was very poor before joining Yggdrasil.
Sid will become Sigurd.He has that weird 'S' Lock Seed, and mentioned that his 'time as a dealer was over' or something similar. Seems as if he will finally join in on the fun.
Hase will either gain a second belt or become an Inves.After getting his belt broken by Zangetsu, he is going to look for more power and try to get another belt or some Lock Seeds. If this goes wrong, he might just end up being turned into a new Inves. Bonus points if Hideyasu is the one who has to put down Inves-Hase.
Sonomura, the leader of Team Red Hot, will become one of the three upcoming Energy Riders (either Sigurd or Duke).Robbed of the chance to become Bravo by Ouren, Sonomura will somehow acquire a Genesis Driver along with an Energy Lockseed.
Oren is going to be a deconstruction of the Donut Shop Manager
Whoever uses the Durian Lockseed will be a Joke CharacterAnd boast about durians being the king of fruits, with characters replying that real durians actually smell awful.
Kamen Rider Knuckle will be Team Baron's second Rider/Kaito's sidekick, serving the same function as Micchy for Team Gaim/KoutaRight now scans point towards Kaito giving his stolen Driver to someone else, and Knuckle also appears to be fighting alongside Baron.
We get a third-generation Driver......based on frosted slushies. These Riders get massive Freeze Ray guns.
How Marika dies. (Yes, "how" not "if")
There will be one last Sengoku Rider, using the blank Driver Kouta stole and the Himawari Lockseed.The Heisei VS Showa movie's main villain is Kamen Rider Fifteen, and while it symbolizes that both Eras now have 15 main Riders, it's a bit odd considering that, even counting both forms of Zangetsu as two separate Riders, Fifteen will only be the 14th Gaim Rider. Kouta took the other Sengoku blank for a reason; it's got to be to bolster his forces, and the Sunflower Lockseed is the only one now to not have a corresponding Arms, so it would make sense at this point for it to be the last one.
The blank Drivers create different helmets based on which Lockseed is used.Zack's Knuckle helmet is different than the Kurokage Troppers', despite there being no way for the Driver to tell what to go for aside from whatever Lockseed is used; Orange might give the black suit a Gaim-style helmet, while Melon would look more like Zangetsu.
The movie-exclusive rider will have non-fruit lockseeds.Either using vegetables or even meat. Or, for that matter, maybe using lockseeds based on something that is regarded as a fruit from a botanical perspective, but not from a culinary perspective.
The Gridon seen in the Cold Opening isn't Hideyasu. It's Zack, in a new Arms for Kamen Rider Knuckle.Kamen Rider Knuckle is noted to look similar to Kurokage AND Gridon. Maybe he'll get his hands on Hideyasu's Lock Seed and use it in the final fight (Or whatever that scene was supposed to be) and fight on Kaito's side, with an almost identical look to Kamen Rider Gridon.
Kaito will be forced to kill ZackAll of the non-protagonist Riders (except for Gridon) will have to eventually bite it in the end somehow, and doing this would be Kaito's final moral obstacle standing in the way of ultimate power.
Alternatively, by the end of the series Kaito will be dead and Zack will be the new Armored Rider Baron, with Peco as Knuckle.Kind of like the end of Power Rangers S.P.D., where the one at the top leaves and the other two move up a notch. Kaito is getting dangerously obssessed with power and has said some scary almost evil things concerning the survival of the fittest, the weak must die, the strong must be on top etc, he is going down a dark path where there may be no way back. On the other hand, Zack (and Peco) are now more like your nice bro-type Secondary Riders. It will still be Kaito in the big future battle against Gaim, he will likely meet his end there, leaving Zack to take his mantle to protect the weak after Kouta finally saves the world.
Learning of Hase's fate will shock Jonouchi deeplyAnd will jumpstart his character development, which will grow to the point where we learn why he was in the opening of #1. Mirror Match with Zangetsu Shin.
Kouta and Kaito will each get a Forbidden FruitIt's stated that Roshuo actually has two Fruits of Knowledge in his possession. One will go to Kouta and Kaito each.
Kaito will be shown to be the stealth protagonist of the Series...
Takatora will get his own version of Kachidoki Arms in the next movie wars.Do I really have to explain this one?
Takatora survived his SECOND fall as well.
The hallucination of Takatora tormenting Micchy is actually the First Evil assuming his form.Taking the form of a recently deceased man to torment his brother deeper into insanity, as well as being incorporeal, this has got First Evil written all over it.]]
Kamen Rider Jam's true identity...Assuming it's an existing character? DJ Sagara, as a final test for Kouta after he defeats Kaito/Lord Baron. By facing and defeating him, Kouta will prove himself truly worthy of whatever Sagara/Helheim ultimately has in mind for him. Alternately, Jam is the Big Bad of the Movie War 2014. Or, he could be the standalone villain of the final episode, in very much the same way Amadum was for Kamen Rider Wizard.
A word on Inves
The Monster of the Week will be either of the followingHere, you may add in your own guesses here:
There will be a Bat and/or Spider monster.Because we have animal based enemies this year. And tradition dictates this.
The specific animal Inves are the result of humans eating unripened Lockseeds.As an expansion on the above WMG, the Byakko was Yuya after eating off the vines and dropping the Sengoku Driver.
The Inves will turn out to be the victims.Not as in 'the Riders are evil', but in that the Inves are just animals being taken out of their habitat and forced to fight. The actual villain is the Yggdrasil Corporation, who are exploiting them. Either the Inves will eventually cease being the bad guys and be replaced with another set made by Yggdrasil, or the final arc will be leading them against the corporation.
There will be Commanders like with the previous shows
Eventually, criminals will start using InvesAfter more and more Inves begin going on the rampage, people will start to realize how dangerous they are and begin using them as legitimate weapons.
The Inves Army from the War sequence have their own agendaWe know that the Inves eat Lock Seeds right, well what if as the Riders get stronger the Lock Seeds get stronger as well. Maybe a strong Lock Seed can produce a tree to feed a lot of Inves. Maybe the Army is gathered to determine which Rider is the strongest and once they know that they'll turn on them and take the Lock Seed to feed themselves.
At some point Baron will fight a Monkey based InvesProbably as a breather episode after the heavy stuff.
Eventually, the show will return to the human-guised monsters from the previous Riders
The Riders will build armies of InvesThey will take after Kaito's demonstration of Inves-summoning that he did in #5 and build armies to stand against him.
The riders are meant to be eaten.As in literally nom nom'd. Fist hint is their big fruits that transform into their armor.
It will be revealed that some Inves are humansIn episode 9, the Bat Inves had some kind of torn cloth, that was the technician from the beginning who ate the lock seed and transform into an Inves.
Someone will exploit the fruitsFor example, if an armored rider has someone they don't like, they could have the person eating the fruit and become an Inves. It will conveniently become a I Did What I Had to Do moment if no one else knows the full story.
There are two more Overlord InvesThe one that has been revealed is red in colour and the normal inves come in red, green and blue so this is a viable idea.
There will be other colour InvesEither a fourth colour will be added to the trio or we'll get colour variations of previous inves for the two colors they didn't appear as.
The Inves have come from...The same guy who sent in Deboss
There exists an "Inves King".
The "Overlord Inves" is actually being directly controlled by Helheim's mind.The forest invades worlds and takes them over. Who's to say it isn't fully sentient, and can make certain Inves into direct extensions of its will?
The Helheim Forest is really Gaia's VengeanceParticularly with the shrine tree that Yggdrasil cut down. That, or they have some connection.
An Inves will get its hands on a Sengoku Driver.Similar to how the monster from the Shinkenger episodes of Decade got his hands on the Diendriver, an Inves will either get its hands on a driver and have enough logic and reason in its mind to use it, or a driver-wielding human will succumb to temptation and turn into an Inves with a driver. Either way, they'll transform and become some sort of Inves-Rider combination.
The Overlord Inves are actually the Inves forms of the Riders we saw in the first episode's first scene.We have seen Demushuu, the red Overlord Inves. Coming soon is a green overlord Inves. Demushuu has a somewhat European feel/design to it, and the green one has a more Eastern/Chinese aesthetic to it. It's possible that they're the end forms of the Baron and Ryugen, respectively, of the most recent world that Helheim took over.
Oren will either become an Overlord or become their slave.
Gaim, Zangetsu Shin, Bravo, Gridon, and Knuckle will form a Five-Man Band
The Overlords can promote human-Inves to Overlords themselvesIt makes sense for the Overlords to start suddenly having animal motifs and get treated more as monsters of the week than actual Overlords, but notice how the Phoenix Overlord answered to Redyue like a subordinate. This relates to the idea that these Animal-Overlords are actually Inves at one point before being granted intelligence from the higher Overlords.
Gen Urobuchi's final twist to the Kamen Rider Formula:The Big Bad will be female.
Where in the World is Yuuya?
Yuya, Team Gaim's leader, is either dead or turned into an InvesWorse, he might actually be the Byakko Inves that Gaim took out.
Yuya is Kamen Rider GridonGridon's identity is a unknown implying it will be an important revelation, and Yuya is mysterious and he has white hair.
Yuuya is the Big BadLet's see... a character that's important to the hero gaining his driver and then disappearing for what might be a few episodes (assuming the above theory about him being an Inves is false)... Where have we heard that before?
Yuuya will appear working for Yggdrasil, possibly as Kamen Rider Sigurd.Sigurd is the only Energy Rider whose identity hasn't been revealed, and it would really add to the drama for Yuuya to end up as a possible Rival for Gaim.
Yuuya is still not quite dead.All Inves respawn inside the forest upon death.
Yggdrasil Corporation is an toku equivalent to Sybil System.
Foundation X will make a cameo
The prize for solving the mystery of the Helheim Forest...Will be allowed to make a wish. Any wish at all.
Kouta's brief disguise as a Yggdrasil mook, as well as saving them from the Inves might have consequencesFor one, his sister might catch wind and think he's actually getting a job. Then he has to join Yggdrasil to keep up the lie.
Takatora knew his brother was RyugenBut he wants to avoid the I Know You Know I Know situation, so he feigned naivety.
Foundation X is behind Yggdrasil Corporation.
Foundation X approached Yggdrasil and their encounter is what drove Takatora into not being able to trust othersWouldn't be the first time they've driven someone to the dark side.
Foundation X approached Yggdrasil, but Takatora refused to deal with themConsidering Takatora's personality and how he works, having Foundation X look at his back and request papers from him, with the very possible chance that they'll attempt to control the Inves is a very bad thing for Takatora to have on his plate.
Yoko is part of Foundation XIt's implied that Yoko has her own schemes planned, and she fights in a way that brings to mind Reika or Igna, characters who have faced off against Foundation X with just their bare hands.
Yggdrasil is a front for the SCP Foundation...in the middle of handling an XK-class end of the world scenario. Unfortunately they may have been infiltrated by the Chaos Insurgency.
The mysterious girl arrived with the tree that became the landmark of Takatsuka Shrine and the persistent crack through which Yggdrasil members can enter Helheim.
Mai is her descendant.
The Unknown Girl witnessed the Sengoku Rider War several timesHer vague warnings are essentially her trying to be discreet. She's actually saying "dude, I've seen this happen before, and shit will not be good."
Kaito and Unknown Girl are working togetherIn the reflection with Kouta and Mai, you can see Kaito and the Unknown Girl, indicating a similar relationship.
Mai and Unknown Girl are the same person
Blond Mai is Mai from a bad futureUrobotchi has said in an interview that the opening scene represents something that might happen in the second half of the series. Blond Mai has lived through a timeline leading to that scene as we saw, somehow becoming as she is in the process (seeded by Lock Seeds?), which had a terrible outcome, and so she has somehow come back to prevent it. For whatever reason she's unable to physically prevent the Armored Riders obtaining their gear, so she is instead trying to steer them away from the choices leading to the battle.
The brunette Mai and blonde Mai are twin sisters who were separated at birth.
Blonde Mai spent the last 10 years as the only sentient being on the planetIf we take it as fact that Blonde Mai is in fact Mai, and Hellheim is the future, we know Mai will become Blonde Mai by the time the war occurs, which will probably lead to the forest consuming earth. While it looks like the upcoming Overlord Inves may be sentient, she'll still be the only thing vaguely human.
The Unknown Girl is artificial human.
Mai will become the Unknown Girl.Because Mai will be the one chosen by Helheim.
The Unknown Girl is an extension of Helheim Forest's will.In episode 23, when Kouta is grieving over him killing Yuuya, the mysterious girl tells him "There is hope if you retreat", and later in the episode, berates Sagara for causing him to resume fighting. If Kouta were to give up his role as a rider, he would probably become an Inves himself to due to power of the forest, so she might mean that he would become an Overlord Inves, as the "hope" for him, relating back to the resemblance between to the main riders of the series.
If the forest is Helheim, then the mysterious girl is Hel.At least in name. She is a resident of Helheim, but she could anything from its ruler or Overlord, a survivor of the Inves' last invasion, or the forest's will, as mentioned above.
The Unknown Girl represents the Fruit of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and the snake is...DJ Sagara The Unknown Girl has been giving snippets of knowledge to a lot of characters. Now watch how DJ Sagara appears in front of the Overlords in episode 24. It's very snakelike. Hasn't he been doing a lot of tempting since the show started?
The Unknown Girl is the daughter of RoshuoShe wears primarily white and is heavily associated with Helheim. That's all I got.
The Girl is a projection of Roshuo's queen.She's not totally dead, but the last thing she wants is for another world to be torn apart like hers was, so she kept trying to convince the Riders to not get involved, thinking she could handle things. None of them listened, and now she's out of options. This can, of course, only end badly. For everyone.
The Woman is from the first world Helheim took overWe know she's "first woman" somehow, since that's how DJ Sagara addressed her. As of Roshuo giving Mai the Golden Fruit in episode 41, it seems that in each world, a woman is given the Fruit, and, in turn, gives the power of the fruit to the "Chosen One", who becomes the new King. For Roshuo's world, his queen was the chosen woman, and for ours, it's Mai. The First Woman was the chosen woman in the very first world, which is how she's seen this happen so many times, and is trying get as many people as possible to not get involved. Also, the chosen woman is marked by her heterochromia, as evidenced by Roshuo's queen and Mai in episode 41.
Blonde Girl is Mai from the future who has the golden fruitBased on all existing evidence up till episode 42, we know the following:
Legend Rider Lockseeds
We know from the toyline and scans that they exist and what their transformations calls are. As for appearances, weapons and finishers, place your guesses here.
Kuuga LockseedStyled for Ryugen:
Agito LockseedStyled for Zangetsu:
Ryuki LockseedStyled for Zangetsu:
Faiz LockseedStyled for Bravo and Knuckle:
Blade LockseedStyled for Baron and Gridon:
Hibiki LockseedStyled for Zangetsu:
Kabuto LockseedStyled for Gaim and Kurokage:
Den-O LockseedStyled for Gaim and Kurokage:
Kiva LockseedStyled for Baron and Gridon:
OOO TaJaDor Combo LockseedStyled for Baron and Gridon:
Meteor LockseedStyled for Ryugen:
Beast LockseedStyled for Bravo and Knuckle:
Black RX LockseedStyled for Baron and Gridon:
Double CycloneJokerXTreme LockseedStyled for Ryugen:
OOO PuToTyra Combo LockseedStyled for Baron and Gridon:
Other Lockseed/Driver guesses
The Lockseed and Sengoku Driver are equivalent to Soul Gem
All Lock Seeds are compatible with the Sengoku DriversLeading to several Sailor Earths revolving around the Arms that each Lock Seed creates.
The reason that the Lock Seeds are numbered higherLS-01 was a super over-powered prototype, which will become Gaim's final form.
The Sengoku Driver has Open Sesame as one of its responses.The phrase has connections to both locks and seeds.
At some point the falling fruit during the henshin will be weaponizedBecause why not
The Himawari Lock Seed grants its user with a stick to whack people around with.Those who played Mother3 would probably get this reference... and cry. For those who don't get the reference, a character whose name is based off Himawari is killed early on in the plot, and her husband, in a grief-filled rage, whacked people with a stick from a campfire before getting knocked out by a guy with a log.
Only Lockseeds of a certain grade can be used with a driver.Different Lockseeds seem to summon different Inves of differing power levels. So only a certain power level can be used to cause a transformation.
Lockseeds will be lost.Similar to the Medals in OOO. This is because there are multiple of each Lockseed as seen in episode 1.
Other Armored Riders will gain their own Jimber Arms from the other Energy Lock Seeds.Such as Baron Jimber Cherry Arms or Ryugen Jimber Melon Arms.
There will be a third generation of Driver in the third saga.And it'll be based on fruit liqueurs or brandy. Childhood=juice, young adulthood=soda/energy-drinks, mature adulthood=drunken salary men.
Kaito uses the Lockseed intended for his final form on......that concept racing car in the Baron base, turning it into the ultimate Lock Vehicle.
The Apple Rider/Arms will be the summer movie exclusive and/or involved in the end gameWhy leave out one of the most obvious and common fruits, unless something big is planned for it.
Now that the belts can be used by anyone, we'll see more Riders from both Yggdrasil and the Beat Riders, and maybe more independents like Baron.According to This Very Wiki, the belt that Kaito pinched from Yggdrasil in episode 15 will be given to Team Baron Member Zack, turning him into Armored Rider Knuckle. We have the Kurokage Mooks, and there's a possibility of other Riders as well. We may even see more Female Riders out of this series. Plus there's The War Sequence in the first ep. It was clearly Fore Shadowing, but maybe in a way we never considered.
What makes unripe Lockseeds so appealing is their smell.You can't actually smell them, though, otherwise people would comment on their scent rather than their looks. But they emit some kind of pheromone that convinces your brain that they're absolutely delicious. Yggdrasill scientists wear hazmat suits while in Helheim to keep the pheromones from affecting them. Armored Riders are immune to it thanks to some function of the belt, once it's been bonded to them (note how Hase only eats a fruit after his driver is rendered nonfunctional). Dunking the fruits in liquid also keeps them from affecting people, which is why Ryouma is never tempted to try some of the samples he has in his laboratory and Kaito was able to pull one out and crush it without any of the normal hypnotic effects.
Sid will eventually use his personal Lockseed (the one with the S) to transform.And it'll be so powerful, Gaim has to use his Kiwami Arms form for the first time to defeat it.
Gridon will eventually rise up and defeat Bravo in a The Dog Bites Back moment.And claim his Durian Lockseed for himself.
The Sunflower Seed Lockseed's weapon is…Wolverine Claws. Just because.
Why did Kouta think the food in episode 33 was bland?
What the Energy, Kachidoki, and Kiwami Lockseeds summon if they were used in Inves Games
A Kyubey Expy will appear
Gaim will be deliberately Harmful to Minors.Going on the above, Urobuchi will exploit Getting Crap Past the Radar for all it's worth to inculcate plenty of real-life trauma to children. It doesn't even have to be gruesome — it could simply be Paranoia Fuel about your teachers, best friends, parents... Bonus points if this work a bit too well.
A Robot Buddy based on a juicer will appear.Hopefully nothing like a certain mechanoid from Penny Arcade.
This will actually be one of the nicer stories that Urobuchi has writtenKeep in mind that this is after he wrote an ending that had just as much hope if not more hope than depressing despair, so he might have moved on from the reputation that he once had...
The anticipation that he will write a Darker and Edgier Kamen Rider will result in a Then Let Me Be Evil momentIn which he does indeed write a dark toku show that would put Garo to shame.
This show will celebrate both the 15th anniversary of the Heisei-era Riders and the 5th anniversary of the Neo-Heisei Riders.
The show will have a Bittersweet Ending, with at least one main cast member dyingHe might be the Urobutcher, but This is a Kids Show.
The Numerical Theme is continued.With the lock being standing for the 6.
Kamen Rider Decade will make an appearance.
Decade getting a Kamen Ride: Gaim card…will let him use the Rekka Daizantou Attack Ride◊ without using the Complete Mode because both (ShinkenRed’s Shinkenmaru and Gaim itself) has Samurai motifs.
The series will not be Darker and Edgier or more depressing than any other Kamen Rider series, nor will it be incredibly wacky and bizzareUrobochi will not do anything excessively dark, and the fruit theme is just a theme, and not a hint at tone of any kind.
This season will deconstruct typical Gender roles in Kamen Rider.Urobuchi has written women in the past, including superpowered women. So, it's likely that female riders will turn up, especially if recent seasons are taken into account. But Gen will use this to comment on the franchise's uneasy relationship with sexism and feminism. How he'd do this, I don't know. Perhaps the female riders will express discontent at how the show seems to favour the male battles, while they're pushed to the sidelines. A sort of Leaning on the Fourth Wall situation.
Sid is actually a secret good guy while Mai is the one who's secretly evilIt's no secret by now that the well expected formula is that there'll be an Evil Mentor somewhere down the line as well as an established villain in the form of Orcus on His Throne. However, there might be a twist, and that twist being the mentioned WMG. Sid was the one who supplied the Sengoku Driver (then again, several villains/anti-heroes supplied the Riders with their Drivers, so this might be moot) while you can see Mai pointing towards Gaim in a similar manner to a previous Evil Mentor: Shroud.
Aside deconstructing typical gender roles, Gaim also deconstruct some concepts in Kamen Rider franchise, similar like Ryuki.Cerebus Syndrome; once things start getting serious, the supporting characters in the Beat Rider teams will start leaving, leaving only the plot relevant characters (like Kouta, Mai, and Micchi) involved.
Micchy's feelings for Mai will eventually drive him apart from Kouta
Micchy is this series's Sayaka.C'mon, just look at his motivations. Crushing on someone? Check. Rushes head first into battle despite a clear warning? Check. Heck, you could compare the episode where he becomes Ryugen to the episode where Sayaka becomes a Magical Girl and notice similar beats (the protagonist going BSOD, their friend saving the day at the last minute, next episode has said friend get beaten up by a spear user). He is screwed. Big time. Heck, his nickname sounds dangerously close to Sayaka's family name: Miki.
Micchy will become the Mitsuhide to Takatora's Nobunaga because Takatora does something to Mai.As we've seen in the first episode war sequence Ryugen is standing along side Zangetsu but given the whole modern warring states thing they have going on it would makes sense that someone will be the Nobunaga and someone will become the Mitsuhide of the series. Someone(Nobunaga, Takatora) hurts the other's(Mitsuhide, Micchy) loved one(mother, Mai) the only difference is whom is blood related to whom. Heck, his name sounds similar. Then again...
Micchy will be Kouta's Mitsuhidebecause his unrequited love for Mai can have a nasty effect on him.
Takatora let Micchy take the Suika Lockseed.Similar to the White Wizard / Wiseman in the previous series, its to see Gaim's "evolution" for whatever him and Sid are up to.
Despite not being in the preview, Ryugen's Kiwi Arms will debut in Episode 9.Episode 8 features Mitsuzane picking a Kiwi Lockseed in the Helheim Forest. After that, Episode 9 is the last episode before the premiere of Sengoku Movie Battle, which will feature Ryugen assuming Kiwi Arms and I doubt the movie will be that form's debut.
Mai's parents are dead.
The Riders will group together to form a Five-Man Band.Kouta as The Hero, Kaito as The Lancer, Micchy as The Smart Guy and a possible Sixth Ranger Traitor, Hideyasu as a second Smart Guy or The Chick, and Kurokage as The Big Guy. With either Takatora or a different Rider eventually joining as a Sixth Ranger.
If and when Mitsuzane betrays Kouta, he'll do it in the style of the raid on Honnoji CastleFor those who don't know, in the Sengoku era, one of Nobunanga's soldiers, Mitsuhide Akechi, got his own men to turn against him simply by lying where the enemy was during a crucial battle.
There was no actual way to saving a Human-InvesDespite there being a sign that there might be a way to saving them, it's all going to be for naught, hence why the Energy Riders killed one regardless. One sign pointing to this: Takatora cared enough to yell at Hase to not eat the fruit. If he cared about that, then why does he decide to just downright kill him? Remember, he's friends with a researcher who studied on Inves, so he'd have some idea if Human-Inves can actually be saved or not.
Bravo, Duke, Marika, and Sigurd are going to die before the series' endNotice that they didn't appear during the Cold Opening of #1 and since Ryoji is dead and he didn't appear I think that that scene was actually foreshadowing telling us that only Gaim, Baron, Ryugen, Gridon, and Zangetsu will make it to the final battle.
The Yggdrasill Saga will end at episode 24.The Beat Rider Saga is about childhood, which runs from episodes 1-11, and age 11 is the last stage of your life where you are viewed as a child. After that, episode 12 starts the Yggdrasill Saga, which focuses on adulthood. Age 12 is when puberty, aka the transition from child to adult, kicks in and from there up until the age of 24, you are considered a young adult. Now, if the Fridge Brilliance of the episode numbering coinciding with the sagas is correct, then episode 24 should close out the Yggdrasill Saga and episode 25 should start up the 3rd story arc of the series.
Sid will turn out to actually be some kind of kaijinWe don't know a thing about the dude and he seems almost inhumanly evil compared to the other villains, doing things just because it amuses him. Would tie into the Kyubey parallel a bit too.
DJ Sagara is gonna feign being a prisoner of YggdrasilEither he's doing it to manipulate Kouta or to weasel out of getting hatred from him.
Sid will be defeated by...Kouta using Matsubokkuri arms as a way of honoring Hase's demise.
Mitsuzane will be on the dark sideWell, he's fallen pretty hard by the 20s... only time will tell if he gets better.
Ryouma is gonna pull a Dr. MakiHe's planning on using additional Drivers and try to achieve godhood... That's not a good sign.
The previous timeline did not have the Energy RidersAssuming the beginning war with Kouta and Kaito was a flashback, one has to wonder why Takatora is using the original Melon Arms when he has Melon Energy to use. Answer? There wasn't any Energy Riders in that timeline... But now with the repeated timeline, they became possible.
DJ Sagara will be the eventual Big Bad.Because at this point he's the only one of Yggdrasil's inner circle who isn't obviously antagonistic. He'll offer himself up as the only test subject for Ryoma's third-generation Drivers, and take out the Beat and Genesis Riders one-by-one.
Takatora will undergo How the Mighty Have Fallen moment.Considering he really cares to his co-workers but they treat him like a crap, you can guess what happens next to him after several episodes...
What Takatora showed Mitsuzane was the destroyed remains of an old Zawame City
What Micchy saw was the CURRENT Zawame City, but from the future. It was destroyed and the forest spread because the Riders could not cooperate.Helheim is not another dimension; it is the future. The Cracks are not rips in space, but time. Therefore the opening scene of #1 is from the future as many predicted, but also the past: for whatever reason the Riders from that timeline would not work together to prevent Helheim's spread, and they eventually destroyed each other, leading to the extinction of humankind. The Mysterious Girl is Mai from that timeline who survived and has escaped through a crack in time to plead to the main characters, trying to change the future. Of course this all implies a Stable Time Loop, and so Helheim's actual origin is indiscernible.
There were fourteen Zawame cities before the one we see in showThe first we saw in the first episode with the Baron vs Gaim army battle. We also know that the forest is going to pick someone but in the previous fourteen times it picked the wrong person and the Helheim forest integrates that version of the city into itself as a result. Kouta is the only one who can handle the power given by the forest because he's the only one who has yet to be actually given the power in the previous fourteen versions and as his little speech to DJ Sagara shows, he doesn't want power for himself but to protect others.
Micchy will end up being more villainous than TakatoraEven though it's said that the Kureshimas have an inherently dark and manipulative side to them, Micchy's darkness is actually deeper than Takatora's. Takatora does evil things, but he only does them because he believes he is working towards something noble, and does not enjoy it. Micchy is overall a good guy, but his motivations are definitely more selfish: His attraction to Mai, his desire to be free, and wanting to rebel against his brother. The times he shows his dark side to Sid, it also seems like he takes some enjoyment out of it. He himself tells Sid that he may end up being more dangerous than his brother.
We will see some Black Comedy in actionButcher takes effect on around 14, yet the next few episodes are still comedic as if the Wham Episode did not happen.
Zawame becoming Hellheim in the future will be a direct result of Yggdrassil attempting to prevent that.
Structures of the armies when the war scene comes alongGaim's army will be Team Gaim (minus Micchi), fighting for the Inves' right to exist. (No Armored Riders) Baron's army will be Baron, Gridon, Bravo and Knuckle, alongside controlled Inves and members of most of the other teams using mass-production drivers to use Suika Arms, aiming to defeat Gaim and topple Yggdrassil Zangetsu's army will be him, Ryugen and the Energy Riders leading Kurokage Troopers and some of them using Suika Arms to put down the Beat Riders and destroy the Inves once and for all.
Hideyasu's using Oren.He pretended to be Ryoji's friend for the first arc and acted as a Butt Monkey in battle with him. Perhaps, save for that incident in episode 17, there's something Hideyasu's getting from being Made a Slave?
Micchy is gonna force Yggdrasil to shift the blame from the Beat RidersAlright, let's look at the basics: Mitsuzane is now a mole for Team Gaim... However, they, along with all the other Beat Riders are on the verge of either breaking apart or actually becoming like what the news say about them. Bad news for Mitsuzane and Takatora if they want to keep this up. So he'll point that out to Takatora and force his hand to shift the blame. We also know that Mitsuzane can be very manipulative if he wants to, so this would probably something he'd do.
#18 will end the Yggdrasil Saga, or at least bring it to the next stageFirst off, the motif of the Sagas seem to reflect age. The Beat Riders saga being about childhood and the Yggdrasil saga being about the transition between childhood and adulthood, or at least adulthood. 18 is the age for most people when they become adults. Second, the title for 18 says "Farewell, Beat Riders", which indicates something big will happen. Lastly, the varied catchphrase for Kouta ("This is everyone's stage now!") mixed by how hotblooded it sounded, it seems to pull off something grand and climatic.
Bravo is gonna bite it in #18Random guess.
Kalafina will perform one insert song in this series.
Sonomura became traumatized after what nearly happened to him in Episode 16.If a monster you summoned and controlled suddenly turned on you and came close to killing you, you'd be pretty shaken up too. It would also explain why Team Red Hot wasn't present for the All Teams Dance Event in Episode 18.
Zawame City used to be the village from Kamen Rider Hibiki And The Seven SenkiBoth citizens have the same mentality of casting the people who save them as evil monsters, even with the knowledge that they're a) regularly saving them on a daily basis and b) capable of silencing their complaints forever if pushed too far, so it might be just genetic memory.
The final battle of the series will be either Gaim VS Baron, Gaim VS Zangetsu, or Gaim VS Ryugen.
The World of Sengoku Movie Dai Battle is also being invaded by HellheimThe Gaim character get there by travelling through the forest and the gates used to get there are similar but different to the ones used to enter Hellheim.
The final battle...Will have Gaim facing Baron, who's been possessed by the spirit of Helheim. Gaim will be trying to free him and eliminate Helheim at the same time, while Zangetsu and Ryugen intend to do the pragmatic thing and eliminate Baron WITH Helheim. The battle will end with Gaim breaking through to Baron, but Baron ultimately winning: he sacrifices himself, giving his own life to eliminate the spirit of Helheim.
The Big Bad will be...A Blue Overlord Inves that's based off Gaim.
Kouta will gain the powers of the OverlordsSpecifically the Blue one, and this will be how he controls his Inves Army in the war scene. Kaito and Mitchy may gain their counterpart's as well (at the least, in the initial scene each Army's Inves were coloured same as them)
Kouta will become the ruler of Helhelm and seals it awayWhile staying behind in the process. The idea came to me when I remember when someone mentioned Gaim's armor evolution: Foot Soldier (Normal Arms like Orange, Pine, etc...) to High Ranked Soldier (a squad captain with the Jimber series) to General (Kachidoki) to Shogun (Kiwami's conic silhouette bring to mind some of the depiction of Shogun in modern fiction - for example Tokugawa Ieyasu in Samurai Warriors 2 and 3).
Kiwami is the combination of Earth and Helhelm's powerJust a thought. To unlock Kiwami Arms, Kouta need the Kachidoki Lockseed and the Kiwami Lockseed. Kiwami - bearing the code of LS-infinity - would be the Helhelm part of the equation while Kachidoki - created by DJ Sagara from a normal Eart orange - would be the Earth part.
DJ Sagara, the Mysterious Girl and the Overlord InvesAll four of them are survivors of the last world that Helheim devoured. They tried and failed to stop Helheim, with all four being somewhat transformed by Helheim's power. Redyue and Deemushu were Baron and Zangetsu (or Ryugen)'s counterparts, who surrendered to Helheim's power and were transformed into Inves in the process, and are now leading Helheim's efforts to consume Earth and its people. Sagara was Gaim's counterpart, and is steering things in another direction so as to allow Kouta to succeed where he failed, and ultimately defeat Helheim's forces. (Or, also surrendered to Helheim's power and is steering things so Kouta ultimately ends up following the same path he did, with the same end result.) Finally, the Mysterious Girl also sees the parallels between her old friends and the Armored Riders, and is trying to stop them following the same path her friends did, which led to war and to their world's being devoured.
DJ Sagara is the blue Overlord InvesHis ability to create Lockseeds for use with Drivers; being able to speak with Redyue and Deemuushu; not to mention not really having any particular allegiance on Earth other than himself. Seems pretty obvious at this point.
There will eventually be a Five on Five Battle Royale between the Riders of the series at some point.It will happen when Ryouma/Duke tries to achieve his goal of finding the forbidden fruit with Gaim,Zangetsu Shin, Bravo, Gridon and Knuckle teaming up to stop him while Ryoma/Duke is assisted by Sigurd, Marika, Baron and Ryugen.
Takatora will be killed and Micchy will become the new ZangetsuJust a hunch
Oren will be the key to finally getting the word out about HelheimHe's finally starting to get a grasp on the true conflict, and that things are much bigger than the Beat Riders. He also has a lot more credibility than said Beat Riders, and no-one is really paying attention to him. Right now he could be the best chance for people to not only learn about Helheim, but also inform people that the Beat Riders are totally innocent. It would be fitting for the one who launched the primary smear campaign against them to be the one to end up fully clearing their name in the end.
Bujin Gaim is an Evil Counterpart to IeyasuIeyasu is a Warlord without a War God, while Bujin Gaim is a War God without a Warlord. There may be an idea that, like how Ieyasu wishes to unite the lands as part of something he promised his War God. Bujin Gaim's plans seem to be Take Over the World, which is essentially the same as uniting the lands. Perhaps it was something he promised his fallen War Lord?
Jiro (The Dog) was the Yari InvesIt's established that animals can become Inves too, and this would just be a perfect twist of the good ol' Urobuchi knife.
The Inves are a Disc One Final BossGiven the characterization of their true leader, it's possible Kouta will succeed in convincing them to stop the forest's invasion. After which, Ryoma will take the place of the Big Bad and the plot will switch to stopping him from achieving his goals.
Roshuo will actually listen to Kouta's pleas.Roshuo is shown to abhor the 'power for its own sake' mentality and consider it foolish. Kouta coming to him wanting peace and seeking power to protect others will earn his favor.
Redyue's reason in #31 are different from Micchy's interpretationIt wouldn't make sense for him to consider the Energy Riders as a means to weaken or even kill Roshuo, as he knew Roshuo enough not to anger him (as seen when he talks to Deemushu). He didn't send Sid to his death to weaken Roshuo but to either gauge how strong they are compared to Roshuo or to possibly off them indirectly.
Deemushu will be killed in the Kiwami debut fightHe's the antagonist who caused the hero to undergo a troubling time that can only be fixed by his Super Mode power up debut, akin to Beast, Dr. Maki, Aries, and Leigon. It'd make sense for Kiwami's debut to make him the first major casualty.
The other Overlords will become glorified Monsters of the WeekJust like the other Horoscopes.
Finding out about Mai's positive relationship with Kaito will make Micchy even more insaneAnd establish a now mutual hatred between the two. Basically Micchy hates everyone.
Takatora will kill MitchiHe'll realize he needs to be stopped. He'll then probably be racked with guilt and kill himself as well.
Micchy will commit suicide by eating a Helheim Fruit.And he'll specifically do it right in front of Kouta to force Kouta to kill him as an Inves, probably guilt-tripping him about Yuuya as he does so.
Lockseeds (even Grade A) actually gives insignificant powers to riders all along!Energy and Kachidoki lockseeds gives more power, but still to a small extent, while Kiwami provides power equivalent to Overlords, but it provides so much energy to the user for that power, his brain thinks he does not need to get any more food and the signal for his hunger turns off much longer, if not pernamently.
If Foundation X appears in Gaim...... They will appear once Helheim has been beaten back, and they confront Ryoma for wasting resources and time when he threw Yggdrasill underneath the bus to cover his ass, as well as leaving Yggdrasill tower to rot when he escaped when Helheim claimed it.
The Forbidden Fruit will be the Big BadAll the arcs so far are named after the current antagonist, so it would make sense if the Forbidden Fruit was a villain as well.
Episode 42 will begin the series' 6th and final story arc.
Kamen Rider Drive will make his Early-Bird Cameo in the final episode.The summary for episode 46 seems to indicate that it will feature the final battle of the series, while episode 47 appears to be an epilogue. On top of that, the writer for episode 47 is confirmed to be Jin Haganeya instead of Gen Urobuchi. So far, every time Urobutcher isn't the writer of an episode, it always involves a crossover or a tie-in for an upcoming movie. Case in point, episode 30 was a crossover with the new Kikaider to promote Kikaider Reboot, while episode 37 was promoting the Summer Movie. Finally, Wizard had a two-part epilogue special where Gaim made his early bird cameo, so it might be possible that Toei is making epilogues the new common place for Kamen Riders to make their pre-series cameo debuts.
The movie will tell the story of the Overlords world, or another world previously consumed by Hellheim.Cast notes so far seem to have confirmed Yuya and Hase among the cast, which is odd considering you know.
Yuya will be GaimAssuming the above WMG is correct, in this world circumstances will not have lead to Yuya and the fruit.
Yuya and Hase will appear as spiritial motivators for Kouta and JonouchiWhich is the reason why their actors are returning.
The Movie will be an AUIt's a throwback to Old Heisei movies, as most of them took place in AUs.
The movie is not an AU"But Troper" you say, "it's already been clearly demonstrated that the movie is an AU, what with the football teams and Yuya and Hase and Sid being alive". To which I say, the promotional material is still making it sound odd that Yuya and Hase are alive (not Sid since that hadn't happened yet) and the latest synopsis seems to imply Kouta starts noticing things are off. My supposition is that either Lapis or Kogane is responsible for the world shift. If Kogane is responsible then when Kouta comes close to working out the truth is when he'll be forcibly made in to Gaim Yami. When all the Riders go to fight Kogane at the end, Hase will go knowing that if they succeed he'll die. Sid will be less graceful.
As part of the AU, Takatora and Professor Ryoma will have each others' roles.Ryoma will want to save the world; Takatora will want to rule it.
Lapis is The Big Badwhile Kogane is Good All Along.
The Movie Tie-in will feature a fight scene utilizing Kurokage ShinAnd he'll get a helmet formation scene if there isn't one in the movie. We may also see all 3 Baron Riders fight together