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The first three Guyvers. From left to right: Guyver I(Sho Fukumachi), Guyver II(Oswald A. Lisker), Guyver III(Agito Makishima)
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The Guyver is the product of a Uranus bio-adapted armor bonding and enhancing a human host. The armor itself adapts itself to the user so the power of the merged being depends on the host's potential. As humans were engineered to be bio-weapons, the bio-armor system increases there powers far beyond even the aliens that created them. Later, humans that had been merged with the armor were referred to as "Guyver" which in the Uranus' language means "beyond normal" or "Abnormal". This is because a Guyver is beyond the control of the Uranus' psychic domination.

Traits common to all guyvers include:

  • Achilles' Heel: Two.
    • There's a bullseye on the forehead of any guyver also know as the control metal. Since the control metal is vital, damaging it will cause a host's guyver form to go wonky and destroying it will cause the armor to eat the host alive.
    • The Mega Smasher. It's a Guyver's most powerful weapon, but firing it requires opening the chest armor, and a Zoanoid strike while the armor is open can cause serious damage even to the Nigh Invulnerable Guyver.
  • Flight: All guyvers possess a gravity orb on their waists which allows them to fly among other things.
  • From a Single Cell: The Guyver's control metal can regenerate the host completely with there memories intact even from only the smallest scraps of tissue on the control metal.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: The Head Beam, a small laser fired from, you guessed it, the head.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: The Sonic Buster. A powerful sound cannon fired from the guyver's "mouth" that can disintegrate matter or cause foes to grip their ears in pain.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: ALL GUYVERS. A single guyver is equal to 1000 normal zoanoids and a squad of hyper-zoanoids.
  • Phlebotinum Rebel: By definition, the guyvers are this, as a guyver is specifically what a human bonded with the alien bio-armor is called. Not only does the control metal on the armor free humans from the Uranus' psychic control but the first thing the first guyver did when the Uranus tried to give it orders was to blast one of their ships with the Mega Smasher. See Wave Motion Gun below.
  • Regeneration: The bio-armor provide massive regenerative capabilities up to and including From a Single Cell.
  • Sphere of Destruction: Whenever a guyver transforms, they are surrounded by a spacial distortion caused by the armor entering normal space from a sub dimension. Anything around the host while transforming will be detroyed.
  • Super Strength: all guyvers posses super strength which is further enhanced by the gravity orb on their waists.
  • Wave Motion Gun: The Megasmasher! A massive particle cannon fire from the guyver's chest that can cut a swath of destruction for miles.
  • Vibroweapon: High Frequency Swords on the elbows of the guyver can cut through almost anything.

Sho Fukamachi - Guyver I formerly an Average High Schooler, Sho becomes Guyver I's host after accidentally activating it, giving him the strength needed to oppose Chronos and their schemes.

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bio booster armor
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SUPER MODE!
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GOD SLAYER!!
  • Anti-Hero: Shades of Type-l at first. Later matures into either a Type 2 or straightforward hero depending on who you ask.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: as Guyver Gigantic Exceed
  • Big "NO!": when he dons the Guyver unit for the first time. another finding out that he killed Enzyme II, his father.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: he can heal from anything, provided that the Control Medal has a piece of him.
  • Fusion Dance: With Aptom. And yes, it is awesome.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Being the most sensitive of the Guyvers Sho came off as being weak...in recent chapters, this seems to FINALLY be paying off.
  • Heroic BSoD: After killing Enzyme 2, his father. He grows out of this after Aptom's return.
    • another when they find out Imarakum Mirabilis is Masaki Murakami. Again, Aptom gets him out of it.
  • Heroic Safe Mode: damage to Sho's brain knocks him out of commission and the Guyver Unit acts to protect itself. this is what kills Enzyme II, tragically.
  • The Hero: In recent chapters, he's become this.
  • Heroic Willpower: What allows him to hijack the Gigantic upgrade away from Agito Makishima.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: until he got Guyver I.
  • Ridiculously Average Guy: Compared to Agito, Risker, and Valcuria he's extremely average, being a student while the other three have had combat training...it makes his acts of heroism and his level in badass all the more dramatic.
  • Took a Level in Badass just recently, during the Second Battle of Cloud Gate
    • Further proven where he's recently sliced off Agito's arm and a leg!
  • Unskilled, but Strong: For a large part of the manga Sho's only really able to give Chronos trouble because of the raw power advantage he has over Zoanoids while having no combat training. Played up in his fight with Lisker, who's equally powerful and also a black belt, and is crushing Sho until his suit malfunctions.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: With Mizuki.

Agito Makishima - Guyver III

the third Guyver ever revealed, Agito helps Sho and the others fight Chronos in their plans for world conquest. However, he has his own agenda, which comes in conflict with Sho's desire.
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WARRIOR OF DARKNESS!!
  • Affably Evil: He consistently treats his allies with respect, and is actually much more understanding towards Sho than most of the latter's friends are. Just don't forget that he's got his own agenda.
  • Batman Gambit: First Battle of Arizona HQ.
  • Combat Pragmatist: has no qualms with innocents dying from his actions. this is why Imarakum couldn't beat him
  • A God Am I: Refers to himself as Zeus, the god who will overthrow Chronos and take over the world in its place.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal
  • Foil: To Sho. They're both Guyver wearers with a grudge against Chronos, and either could have been the hero of the series, but their background and motivations are completely opposite. Sho's an Ordinary High-School Student who was given a Guyver suit, Agito's a trained Chronos fighter. Sho's fighting to protect his friends, while Agito only cares about power.
  • The Lancer: Plays this role to Sho off and on.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Sho finally defeats him he seems to have taken a level in kindness. Time will tell if this sticks.
  • Hunk: While it doesn't show well though his school uniform, Agito regularly trains for strength and martial arts, and when he's wearing a tanktop or naked, it shows.
  • Jerkass: to Sho once he starts leading Zeus' Thunderbolts again as Dark Gigantic.
  • Manipulative Bastard: has no qualms with using people as tools.
  • Nominal Hero: He's against Chronos and extremely helpful to Sho and the others, but not an especially good person. He fights for personal power and ambition, and to ensure his own freedom, he'll conquer the world himself.
  • The Starscream: Starts out working for his father, and then Richard Guyot. Manages to use Richard to depose his father, but is unable to defeat Richard, and ends up going fully rogue.
  • Student Council President: used to be one.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill

Inspector Valkyria F. Lisker - Guyver II-F

formerly an inspector of Chronos, Valkyria Forsberg Lisker betrays them after becoming the host the Guyver II-F, a copy of the original Guyver II. Currently, it is unknown why did she betray Chronos.
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  • Action Girl: the only female Guyver.
  • Canon Immigrant: she first appeared Guyver: Out Of Control OVA, substituting Oswald.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: suffers the same fate as Lisker in out Of Control.
  • Ms. Fanservice: every time that she dismisses her G-unit.
  • Flawed Prototype: Her control metal is just a prototype manufactured by Chronos based off of what they learned from Oswald Lisker (Guyver II). Since it's only a prototype and not a perfect copy there is a time limit to how long she can stay transformed, her guyver form is prone to power fluctuation, and her clothes are not replaced by the armor.
  • Heroic RRoD: her G-unit causes her to get exhausted.
  • Hour of Power: Valkria's control metal is a prototype created by Chronos and not a perfect copy of a true guyver control metal. There is a limit to how long she can stay transformed.
  • The Nudifier (her experimental, imperfect Control Medallion destroys whatever she was wearing when she summoned her armor, inevitably leaving her naked on its dismissal)
  • The Reveal: she's Lisker's step-sister.
  • Secretly Dying: Possibly. Even when she's not transformed, she is plagued by bouts of fatigue and dizziness as a result of becoming a Guyver; her powers may come with a fatal expiration date.
  • Suddenly Blonde: was a redhaired chick in Out Of Control. In the manga, she's blonde. Justified, she's from Scandinavia. That, and related to Lisker this time around.

Inspector Oswald A. Lisker - Guyver II

an Inspector sent to Chronos Japan, he becomes Guyver II's host after accidentally activating it.
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Guyver II

  • Bad Boss: In the OVA he brutally killed off a dozen Zoanoids to test his power, in the 2005 anime he was more patient with his coworkers at least.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: dies getting devoured by his G-unit.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Valkyria is this to him in Out Of Control. averted in the manga as she is Oswald's step-sister
  • Killed Off for Real: People are quite sure the two Guyver IIs are different people.
  • Retcon: The original design of Guyver II was very similar to Sho's only the sonic busters and breathers were paired up. The OVA gave a much better design and Takaya re-drew art for book one.
  • Smug Snake: Kicked up to eleven in the first OVA.
  • The Rival: To Zerebuth in the 2005 anime.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": People argue over Risker or Lisker.
  • The Starscream: Had vibes in the 2005 anime.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Got some more character development in the 2005 anime at least.

Guyver 0

  • Gone Horribly Right: This is the origin of: ABORT! SWEETJESUSITHASAPARTICLECANNONFORATORSO!
  • Posthumous Character: He only appeared twice and it was in the far distant pass. Yet his brief rebellion is what caused the Creators to leave in the first place.
  • You Rebel Scum!: This to the Creators.

    Guyver Allies 

Tetsurou Segawa

Mizuki Segawa

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Sho's Lover

Shizu Onuma - Zoalord Griselda

Masaki Murakami/ Imarakum Mirabilis

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SPOILERS 

First shown as a journalist that takes interest on Sho and Chronos, Murakami is a proto-Zoalord bent on destroying Chronos, and by extension, Richard Guyot. He was Revived by Archanfel, becoming Imarakum Mirabilis, the 13th Zoalord

Toshiaki Hayami - Biofreezer

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Bio-Freezer
Formerly part of Odagiri's team, Hayami tries to help Sho and Co. defeat Chronos' regime. As he had a virus that could melt his brain, he took the risk and became a Lost Number.

Aptom

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Sho's Rival, Aptom is a Lost Number who's power was defined by copying their opponents looks. After some modifications by Barcas and Sho injuring him, He gains the abilities to absorb other Zoanoids and copy everything about them, even their powers and appearances.

  • Anti-Hero: Type 2.
  • Appendage Assimilation: thanks to his powers. Chaos Mode takes it to a whole new level
  • Body Horror: as Chaos Mode and Evil Aptom
  • Continuity Drift: Partially, one of the few in the manga actually, but he never attempts a doppelganger attack again after book seven, except in book 14 to teach Sho a lesson.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: does this against The Hyper-Zoanoid five's remaining members.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: The body of Evil Aptom takes this up to eleven and then multiplies it.
  • From a Single Cell: the same case with the Guyvers. But this one is born out of Physical trauma, apparently.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: after Sho defeats him a second time, he loses his clothing. happens again when Hayami sacrifices himself.
  • Fusion Dance: an Awesome union with Sho. Even Shin is amazed
  • Genetic Memory: thanks to his absorption powers.
  • Good Costume Switch: His recent form after being rescued by Sho and Hayami. After Hayami sacrifices his body to let aptom absorb him and revive, Aptom who is deeply touch by his sacrifice, decides to carry out his wish to help destroy Chronos (it helps that Aptom hated Chronos anyway). His new form is insect-like and resembles his previous form yet blends in a few of Hayami's zoanoid traits and has white as the primary colors. Overall, the form itself very humanoid and looks closer to a Guyver than a zoanoid.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: has a scar across his face.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: same case as the Guyver units.
  • Heel–Face Turn: thanks to Hayami
  • Hive Mind: Probably.
  • Jerkass: How he started and especially in book five and pre-time skip.
  • Last of His Kind: Only one of his team to survive.
  • Logical Weakness: Some shape-shifting regulation devices override any unwanted changes - meaning that Aptom cannot infect or absorb anyone who uses those devices. This includes the Guyvers (thanks to the control medal on their forehead) and the Zoalords (thanks to their zoacrystals).
  • Mega Manning: once he absorbs his target, he gets their powers.
  • Not So Different: With Zektole when he learns that Neo-Zektole is fighting to avenge his friends.
  • Scars Are Forever: no matter how much his body gets damaged, his scar stays on.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: he is one.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Blew up one of Khan's head-vines when it called Aptom shallow for absorbing the dying Hayami, who wanted it that way.
  • Spikes of Villainy: as Evil Aptom.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: with the Guyvers, namely Sho. It gets better.
  • The Lancer: for Sho now that Agito is leading Zeus' Thunderbolts. fittingly enough, he has a lance.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Kills Sho's pursuers because he has a grudge against Sho and considers him his prey. He also helps Sho get over his mental block and re-summon the Guyver because he won't fight Sho at less than full strength.
  • The Virus
  • Viral Transformation
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: that's how he gets his new forms.
  • Warrior Therapist: Brutally helps Sho snap out of his patricide-induced Heroic BSoD and get him back in the game, so he can fight him properly. Because at this point he's still a bad guy, he's able to threaten and terrorize him and Mizuki enough to break through his block.

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Zoanoids
Zoanoids are enhanced humans capable of transforming into a powerful and monstrous bio-weapons. The process of creating Zoanoids originated from extra-terrestrial visitors that manipulated Earth's biosphere for millennia until they created the perfect bio-weapon for their needs: humans. The first Zoanoids were created by the Uranus, approximately 110,000 years ago, as the final outcome of their bio-weapons development program.

  • All There in the Manual: Often in the data files the height, weight, and abilities of a Zoanoid that appeared for a page or two.
  • BFG: A Hyper Zoanoid in book 27 has a large beam cannon for a torso!
  • Boss in Mook's Clothing: Enyzme III is classified as Zoanoid or a 'Guyver Killer' yet they have regeneration and anti-Aptom virus.
  • Dual Wielding: Vamores have two shoulder cannons, some Zoanoids in book 14 had four to six!
  • Elite Mooks: Hyper Zoanoids.
  • Red Shirt Army: Each one.
  • Spikesof Villainy: Many.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Numerous Zoanoids and Hypers with various powers are quickly killed off. Sadly the ones that tried to stop Guyver IIF in book 26 didn't get data files!

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Hyper-Zoanoids
Hyper-Zoanoids are a recent innovation of Chronos and where not originally envisioned by the Uranus. Hyper-Zoanoids are enhanced zoanoids that are much stronger than standard zoanoids with unique abilities. Unlike standard zoanoids, they are much harder to create and the process for making them requires constant oversight as processing conditions are unique for every individual.

Hyper Zoanoid Team Five

  • Body Horror: Elegen's death, being absorbed into Aptom's body while still alive, is a pretty notable example even in a series as violent as this one.
  • The Brute: Darzerb, in terms of power, he's pretty professional when it comes to antagonizing the protagonists.

     The Zoalords 

The Council of Twelve

Archanfel

The original zoalord that the Uranus created to command their zoanoid armies. Archanfel was completely loyal to the creators until the day they equipped a human with a bio-armor unit. Afterwards, they fled the earth for fear that such a power would fall into archanfel's hands. In the present day, Archanfel is the founder of Chronos and the leader of the 12 holy commanders. For all of his power, he has a hidden weakness that may spell the end for him soon.

  • The Ace: Considering he's a bishounen who looks to be 20, apparently immortal, the strongest person on the planet arguably, built up a secret organization, and rules over the world, he's a dark version and leads to..
    • Broken Ace: He may have a sympathetic back story that fleshes him out but he's pulled off quite a lot of stuff...also he's slowly dying.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Since the zoacrystals of the other 12 zoalords came from archanfel and the bio-energy used to empower the crystals was focused through his own form and crystal, many assume and even state that Archanfel can use all of the same abilities as the other zoalords.
  • Awesomeness Is a Force: The sheer magnitude of his charisma can stun the unwary.
  • Angelic Motifs: His name is only a letter away from Archangel....
  • Anti-Villain: He saved the world once, and has been slowly dying ever since then. Now he's out for revenge, and humanity will become his tool.
  • Big Bad: Creates Chronos and uses it to take over the world. In spite of that however he doesn't seem to pursue his goals out of a petty, selfish desire for power and authority which leads too...
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: What happened when he used all of his powers to destroy the asteroid the creators sent to destroy the earth. So..Kaboom but not quite so earth-shattering.
  • Evil Overlord: Evil in the sense that he's taken over the world, caused lots of destruction and death all for his own ambitions. That said, he never does these things because he enjoys them or thinks humanity deserves it.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: There are many instances in the manga where Archanfel is depicted nude, particularly when it shows flashbacks to pre-history, although to be fair, they hadn't really invented pants yet.
  • Light Is Not Good
  • Parental Abandonment: Feel betrayed by the Uranus when they up and left him alone on earth after they created him to be their great general.
  • Pet the Dog: His back story in book 15 gives him some sympathy.
  • Pure Is Not Good
  • Rage Against the Heavens
  • Really 110,000 Years Old
  • Spell My Name with an "S"
  • Super Prototype: Archanfel is the first and only true zoalord. He was engineered specifically to be a zoalord. All of the other zoalords are just humans processed to mimic his biology and implanted with zoacrystals grown from samples harvested from his zoacrystal. It's even been stated that even if all 12 of the other zoalords combined their power, they still stand no chance against Archanfel. Not quite true. He jobs to Guyot in his first appearance.
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  • Time Abyss

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Sin Rubeo Amniculus

Waferdanos

Friedrich von Purgstall

Richard Guyot

Cablarl Khan

Luggnagg de Clumegnig

Edward Caerleon

Li Yentsui


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