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** The issue of whether the later series are as good as the older series. For starters, ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' are both '''massive''' divisive seasons, though for separate reasons: ''Wizard'' is derided by some as playing it safe with the franchise and having a bland protagonist, but is lauded for the great effects in the fights and likable side-characters. ''Gaim'', on the other hand, is derided for being ''too'' dark, having [[LotsAndLotsOfCharacters too many characters to keep track of]], and having one of the bleakest stories in all of Tokusatu, which had some calling DarknessInducedAudienceApathy. Alternatively, some ''love'' the DarkerAndEdgier approach and say it's given Kamen Rider its best characters ever.

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** The issue of whether the later series are as good as the older series. For starters, ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' are both '''massive''' divisive seasons, though for separate reasons: ''Wizard'' is derided by some as playing it safe with the franchise and having a bland protagonist, but is lauded for the great effects in the fights and likable side-characters. ''Gaim'', on the other hand, is derided for being ''too'' dark, having [[LotsAndLotsOfCharacters too many characters to keep track of]], and having one of the bleakest stories in all of Tokusatu, {{toku}}satu, which had some calling DarknessInducedAudienceApathy. Alternatively, some ''love'' the DarkerAndEdgier approach and say it's given Kamen Rider ''Kamen Rider'' its best characters ever.





* BrokenBase - The issue of whether the later series are as good as the older series, for starters.
** ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' are both '''massive''' divisive seasons, though for separate reasons- ''Wizard'' is derided by some as playing it safe with the franchise and having a bland protagonist, but is lauded for the great effects in the fights and likable side-characters. ''Gaim'', on the other hand, is derided for being ''too'' dark, having [[LotsAndLotsOfCharacters too many characters to keep track of]], and having one of the bleakest stories in all of Tokusatu, which had some calling DarknessInducedAudienceApathy. Alternatively, some ''love'' the DarkerAndEdgier approach and say it's given Kamen Rider its best characters ever.

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The issue of whether the later series are as good as the older series, for starters.
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series. For starters, ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' are both '''massive''' divisive seasons, though for separate reasons- reasons: ''Wizard'' is derided by some as playing it safe with the franchise and having a bland protagonist, but is lauded for the great effects in the fights and likable side-characters. ''Gaim'', on the other hand, is derided for being ''too'' dark, having [[LotsAndLotsOfCharacters too many characters to keep track of]], and having one of the bleakest stories in all of Tokusatu, which had some calling DarknessInducedAudienceApathy. Alternatively, some ''love'' the DarkerAndEdgier approach and say it's given Kamen Rider its best characters ever.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''. Just think about it. Every mirror - hell - every single reflective body you walk past could be a [[PortalNetwork portal]] from which a monster whose only desire is to eat you could emerge from. And don't think it's just that odd piece of glass in the streets, or that puddle of water you need to worry about either. ''Every'' mirror is fair game, even the ones in your home. Really, the only guarantee of survival in the Ryuki world possible if you were just a 'normal' is to lock yourself in at home and cover up every piece of glass.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''. Just think about it. Every mirror - hell - every single reflective body you walk past could be a [[PortalNetwork portal]] from which a monster whose only desire is to eat you could emerge from. And don't think it's just that odd piece of glass in the streets, or that puddle of water you need to worry about either. ''Every'' mirror is fair game, even the ones in your home. Really, the only guarantee of survival in the Ryuki world possible if you were just a 'normal' is to lock yourself in at home and cover up every piece of glass.glass... but even that did not work out so well for [[DePowered De-Powered]] Shinji in [[Series/KamenRiderZiO Zi-O]]

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* CriticalResearchFailure: Mostly through the Riders' ally Kazuya Taki, the show depicts the FBI as an intelligence agency that monitors international crime.


* FridgeBrilliance: Shocker is established to have ties to the Nazis, with several of it's key members having been Nazi officers. The Great Leader of Shocker is implied in later series to be an evil spirit powered by and sustained by [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil human evil]]. Is it any wonder the guy first surfaced, that we know of, after the atrocities of WWII and brought many Nazi officers along with him?

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Shocker is established to have ties to the Nazis, with several of it's key members having been Nazi officers. The Great Leader of Shocker is implied in later series to be an evil spirit powered by and sustained by [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil human evil]]. Is it any wonder the guy first surfaced, that we know of, after the atrocities of WWII and brought many Nazi officers along with him?him?
** Gel-Shocker's symbol of a snake crushing an eagle is thematic, as the snake (Geldem) merged with the eagle (Shocker) and effectively crushed any resemblance that the latter had.

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** Exhibit A: Before defeated monsters began to explode, they would instead dissolve. At first, this was represented by foam, but then someone would pull beads to show this.


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** Episode 2 ends with a monster thrown off a building and ''splattered''.


* {{Macekre}}: ''"[[Series/MaskedRider Saban's Masked Rider]]"''. To capitalize on the success of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', Saban licensed the already LighterAndSofter ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX'', dialed the LighterAndSofter elements UpToEleven, and turned it into ''"Saban's Masked Rider"'': a lame old [[AnAesop Aesop-tastic]] romp of a sit-com starring [[HumansThroughAlienEyes a superhero alien learning about Earth culture]] with his adoptive American Family. Later the editing got so shoddy that at times you could clearly see the original Japanese actors, or the fact that the footage they were splicing in was from a completely different series starring a completely different hero. (Dex is Black RX one scene, J the next! No, they ''don't'' look alike. At all.) To say that Ishinomori was disgusted would be putting it too lightly. Not to mention that the events of the series have been {{Retcon}}ned to be a ShowWithinAShow in ''Power Rangers'', as seen in [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce "The Quantum Quest"]].
** Which is weird, because the backstory of that show happened in canon; the Rangers were even on Edenoi with Dex.
*** Although the {{Retcon}} does erase the series out of canon, it does not do the same for the pilot, since ''[[PoorlyDisguisedPilot A Friend in Need]]'' happened in ''Mighty Morphin'', and the part would later be referenced in ''[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Alien Rangers of Aquitar]]''. In-Universe, it's entirely possible that the show seen in ''Time Force'' was created based on Dex's adventures (i.e., he wrote about them in a book, or the show was made as a biography with him playing himself).

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* {{Macekre}}: ''"[[Series/MaskedRider Saban's Masked Rider]]"''. To capitalize on the success of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', Saban licensed the already LighterAndSofter ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX'', dialed the LighterAndSofter elements UpToEleven, and turned it into ''"Saban's Masked Rider"'': a lame old [[AnAesop Aesop-tastic]] romp of a sit-com starring [[HumansThroughAlienEyes a superhero alien learning about Earth culture]] with his adoptive American Family. Later the editing got so shoddy that at times you could clearly see the original Japanese actors, or the fact that the footage they were splicing in was from a completely different series starring a completely different hero. (Dex is Black RX one scene, J the next! No, they ''don't'' look alike. At all.) To say that Ishinomori was disgusted would be putting it too lightly. Not to mention that the events of the series have been {{Retcon}}ned to be a ShowWithinAShow in ''Power Rangers'', as seen in [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce "The Quantum Quest"]].
** Which is weird, because the backstory of that show happened in canon; the Rangers were even on Edenoi with Dex.
*** Although the {{Retcon}} does erase
Quest"]]. The only remaining canon material from the series out of canon, it does not do is the same for the pilot, since ''[[PoorlyDisguisedPilot A Friend in Need]]'' happened in ''Mighty Morphin'', and the part would later be referenced in ''[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Alien Rangers BackdoorPilot episode of Aquitar]]''. In-Universe, it's entirely possible that the show seen in ''Time Force'' was created based on Dex's adventures (i.e., he wrote about them in a book, or the show was made as a biography with him playing himself).''Power Rangers.''


** Whether or not the series should get a ''Power Rangers''-esque adaptation - proponents will point towards ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight'' as an example of how to adapt the series properly, as well as point out that if there was an American KR franchise, merchandise would be released over here, and the source material would likely be released similar to how Shout Factory is releasing the Sentai series; opponents, on the other hand, will point towards [[{{Bowdlerise}} Saban making the show more appropriate for kids]], and also point towards the [[Series/MaskedRider OTHER American Adaptation]] as a counter-argument. Still others would prefer a subbed version release on an anime streaming website like Crunchyroll. Others still would prefer a HongKongDub over just subtitles.

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** Whether or not the series should get a ''Power Rangers''-esque adaptation - proponents will point towards ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight'' as an example of how to adapt the series properly, as well as point out that if there was an American KR franchise, merchandise would be released over here, and the source material would likely be released similar to how Shout Factory is releasing the Sentai series; opponents, on the other hand, will point towards [[{{Bowdlerise}} Saban making the show more appropriate for kids]], and also point towards the [[Series/MaskedRider OTHER American Adaptation]] as a counter-argument. However, this is countered back that ''4Kids Entertainment'' of all people made ''Dragon Knight'' without straying too far from the darker side of its source material. Still others would prefer a subbed version release on an anime streaming website like Crunchyroll.Crunchyroll, which Shout Factory finally provided for the original series and ''Kuuga''. Others still would prefer a HongKongDub over just subtitles.


* {{Woolseyism}}: The official Asian English dub that started from ''Ryuki'' uses "Transform!" for the Riders' transformation call[[note]]It is especially jarring in ''Kabuto'', where the equipment still announces ''"Henshin!"'' despite the change[[/note]]. It wasn't until midway through ''OOO'' did the dubbing team in-charge decided to adopt the fan-preffered original term "Henshin".

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* {{Woolseyism}}: The official Asian English dub that started from ''Ryuki'' uses "Transform!" for the Riders' transformation call[[note]]It is especially jarring in ''Kabuto'', where the equipment still announces ''"Henshin!"'' despite the change[[/note]]. It wasn't until midway through ''OOO'' did the dubbing team in-charge at that point decided to adopt the fan-preffered original term "Henshin".

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* {{Woolseyism}}: The official Asian English dub that started from ''Ryuki'' uses "Transform!" for the Riders' transformation call[[note]]It is especially jarring in ''Kabuto'', where the equipment still announces ''"Henshin!"'' despite the change[[/note]]. It wasn't until midway through ''OOO'' did the dubbing team in-charge decided to adopt the fan-preffered original term "Henshin".


* {{Macekre}} - ''"[[Series/MaskedRider Saban's Masked Rider]]"''. To capitalize on the success of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', Saban licensed the already LighterAndSofter ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX'', dialed the LighterAndSofter elements UpToEleven, and turned it into ''"Saban's Masked Rider"'': a lame old [[AnAesop Aesop-tastic]] romp of a sit-com starring [[HumansThroughAlienEyes a superhero alien learning about Earth culture]] with his adoptive American Family. Later the editing got so shoddy that at times you could clearly see the original Japanese actors, or the fact that the footage they were splicing in was from a completely different series starring a completely different hero. (Dex is Black RX one scene, J the next! No, they ''don't'' look alike. At all.) To say that Ishinomori was disgusted would be putting it too lightly. Not to mention that the events of the series have been {{Retcon}}ned to be a ShowWithinAShow in ''Power Rangers'', as seen in [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce "The Quantum Quest"]].

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* {{Macekre}} - {{Macekre}}: ''"[[Series/MaskedRider Saban's Masked Rider]]"''. To capitalize on the success of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', Saban licensed the already LighterAndSofter ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX'', dialed the LighterAndSofter elements UpToEleven, and turned it into ''"Saban's Masked Rider"'': a lame old [[AnAesop Aesop-tastic]] romp of a sit-com starring [[HumansThroughAlienEyes a superhero alien learning about Earth culture]] with his adoptive American Family. Later the editing got so shoddy that at times you could clearly see the original Japanese actors, or the fact that the footage they were splicing in was from a completely different series starring a completely different hero. (Dex is Black RX one scene, J the next! No, they ''don't'' look alike. At all.) To say that Ishinomori was disgusted would be putting it too lightly. Not to mention that the events of the series have been {{Retcon}}ned to be a ShowWithinAShow in ''Power Rangers'', as seen in [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce "The Quantum Quest"]].



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** [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Averted]] with ''[[Series/KamenRiderAmazons Amazons]]'' in the same way as ''[[Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger Akibaranger]]'' due to being a web-original serise that Toei explicitly states [[NotSafeForWork isn't for kids]].

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** [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Averted]] with ''[[Series/KamenRiderAmazons Amazons]]'' in the same way as ''[[Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger Akibaranger]]'' due to being a web-original serise series that Toei explicitly states [[NotSafeForWork isn't for kids]].


** ''Wizard'' and ''Gaim'' are both '''massive''' divisive seasons, though for separate reasons- ''Wizard'' is derided by some as playing it safe with the franchise and having a bland protagonist, but is lauded for the great effects in the fights and likable side-characters. ''Gaim'', on the other hand, is derided for being ''too'' dark, having [[LotsAndLotsOfCharacters too many characters to keep track of]], and having one of the bleakest stories in all of Tokusatu, which had some calling DarknessInducedAudienceApathy. Alternatively, some ''love'' the DarkerAndEdgier approach and say it's given Kamen Rider its best characters ever.

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** ''Wizard'' ''Series/KamenRiderWizard'' and ''Gaim'' ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' are both '''massive''' divisive seasons, though for separate reasons- ''Wizard'' is derided by some as playing it safe with the franchise and having a bland protagonist, but is lauded for the great effects in the fights and likable side-characters. ''Gaim'', on the other hand, is derided for being ''too'' dark, having [[LotsAndLotsOfCharacters too many characters to keep track of]], and having one of the bleakest stories in all of Tokusatu, which had some calling DarknessInducedAudienceApathy. Alternatively, some ''love'' the DarkerAndEdgier approach and say it's given Kamen Rider its best characters ever.



* FriendlyFandoms: With both the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' fanbase. The former for being sister series and having different yet equally valid interpretation of their genres and the latter for helping them being introduced to the greater toku genre and their shared hatred of ''Sabanís Masked Rider''.

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With both the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' fanbase. The former for being sister series and having different yet equally valid interpretation of their genres and the latter for helping them being introduced to the greater toku genre and their shared hatred of ''Sabanís Masked Rider''.



* ParanoiaFuel - ''Ryuki''. Just think about it. Every mirror - hell - every single reflective body you walk past could be a [[PortalNetwork portal]] from which a monster whose only desire is to eat you could emerge from. And don't think it's just that odd piece of glass in the streets, or that puddle of water you need to worry about either. ''Every'' mirror is fair game, even the ones in your home. Really, the only guarantee of survival in the Ryuki world possible if you were just a 'normal' is to lock yourself in at home and cover up every piece of glass.
** ...Or if you somehow found a discarded deck like Shinji did.
** The monsters are essentially [[ImplacableMan relentless,]] and will never stop hunting you once you are chosen as a target. Lousy luck if you're in the dark about, but if [[OhCrap you are aware of their existence.....]] This applies to Dragon Knight as well, with the trade off of mindless monsters that will eat you at the first opportunity for an organized force that is just waiting for it's shot at conquering the whole damn world, and if not for the Riders, would have succeeded.
** We should also count the series where the monsters can take human form. like the worms of Series/KamenRiderKabuto. They kill the original, and take that person's place. An impersonation so good, that they can fool anyone, [[TomatoInTheMirror including THEMSELVES]]! This means that anyone you know, Father, Mother, Best friend, ANYONE could be a worm in disguise. Lovely thought.

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** ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''.
Just think about it. Every mirror - hell - every single reflective body you walk past could be a [[PortalNetwork portal]] from which a monster whose only desire is to eat you could emerge from. And don't think it's just that odd piece of glass in the streets, or that puddle of water you need to worry about either. ''Every'' mirror is fair game, even the ones in your home. Really, the only guarantee of survival in the Ryuki world possible if you were just a 'normal' is to lock yourself in at home and cover up every piece of glass.
** ...*** ...Or if you somehow found a discarded deck like Shinji did.
** *** The monsters are essentially [[ImplacableMan relentless,]] relentless]], and will never stop hunting you once you are chosen as a target. Lousy luck if you're in the dark about, but if [[OhCrap you are aware of their existence.....]] This applies to Dragon Knight as well, with the trade off of mindless monsters that will eat you at the first opportunity for an organized force that is just waiting for it's shot at conquering the whole damn world, and if not for the Riders, would have succeeded.
** *** We should also count the series where the monsters can take human form. like the worms of Series/KamenRiderKabuto.''Series/KamenRiderKabuto''. They kill the original, and take that person's place. An impersonation so good, that they can fool anyone, [[TomatoInTheMirror including THEMSELVES]]! This means that anyone you know, Father, Mother, Best friend, ANYONE could be a worm in disguise. Lovely thought.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids - Applies to all mainline Rider series, since it airs at Sundays at 8 am in Japan, but especially true for [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Faiz.]] With AnyoneCanDie, brutal violence, and [[MindScrew mind-screws]] left and right, you would think it would air as a primetime show.

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Applies to all mainline Rider series, since it airs at Sundays at 8 am in Japan, but especially true for [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Faiz.]] Faiz]]. With AnyoneCanDie, brutal violence, and [[MindScrew mind-screws]] left and right, you would think it would air as a primetime show.


** The Magia from ''Series/KamenRiderZeroOne''. Sure, they doesn't look that scary,think about it, you're just doing your normal activities, maybe exercising, maybe eating at your favorite place to eat, probably aided with a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Humagear]], but suddenly, this random dude show up, strapping a random belt called [=ZetsumeRiser=] and a Unknown card thingy called [=ZetsumeRise=] Key to a Random Humagear, after that, the Humagear LED turns red. You think you safe, Right? Well not if the recently hacked Humagear slides that [=ZetsumeRise=] Key into that [=ZetsumeRiser=]. The hacked Humagear burn his ENTIRE skin of, revealing a metal body that looks straight out of ''Franchise/Terminator'', after that they opens their face, revealing their VERY CREEPY skulls with [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily a LOT of teeth.]] and then having THAT open up its mouth and pukes up a LOT of wires to strangle and stab itself to become a Magia. [[PainfulTransformation All the while said Humagear screams painfully.]] Then they start [[KillerRobot killing EVERY human they found.]] and that's not counting the fact they can [[TheVirus hijack other Humagear by JUST moving near them]]

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** The Magia from ''Series/KamenRiderZeroOne''. Sure, they doesn't look that scary,think about it, you're just doing your normal activities, maybe exercising, maybe eating at your favorite place to eat, probably aided with a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Humagear]], but suddenly, this random dude show up, strapping a random belt called [=ZetsumeRiser=] and a Unknown card thingy called [=ZetsumeRise=] Key to a Random Humagear, after that, the Humagear LED turns red. You think you safe, Right? Well not if the recently hacked Humagear slides that [=ZetsumeRise=] Key into that [=ZetsumeRiser=]. The hacked Humagear burn his ENTIRE skin of, revealing a metal body that looks straight out of ''Franchise/Terminator'', ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'', after that they opens their face, revealing their VERY CREEPY skulls with [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily a LOT of teeth.]] and then having THAT open up its mouth and pukes up a LOT of wires to strangle and stab itself to become a Magia. [[PainfulTransformation All the while said Humagear screams painfully.]] Then they start [[KillerRobot killing EVERY human they found.]] and that's not counting the fact they can [[TheVirus hijack other Humagear by JUST moving near them]]

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