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    Takumi Inui 

Takumi Inui/Kamen Rider Faiz/Wolf Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Kento Handa
A snarky, brutish delinquent whom Mari came across by chance while chased by Orphnochs. He becomes the primary user of the Faiz Gear, and the one best-suited to using its multiple functions. Later revealed to be the Wolf Orphnoch.
  • 555: Obviously. It's a pun on "Phi", "Fives" and "Faiz." Hilariously enough, 555 is a possible emergency number for Japan, meaning that every time he transforms he's literally dialing an emergency phone number for help... from himself.
  • The Aloner: At first he doesn't enjoy Mari and Keitaro, preferring to act alone. Over time, he starts to accept their company and appreciate his friends.
  • Artificial Stupidity: Due to the fact that its only priority is "Protect Mari" Auto Vajin initially doesn't do a very good job at protecting TAKUMI. It eventually becomes a reliable ally to him even performing a Heroic Sacrifice in the finale of both the series and the movie.
  • Blood Knight: Mild example, he grew to enjoy being Faiz.
  • Boomerang Bigot: He had a time of wanting to kill all Orphnochs despite being one himself. This can be justified, every Orphnoch he met was either killing everyone around him, or was in their human form the entire time. Not to mention the fact that he hated his Orphnoch transformation due to misunderstandings.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": It's noticeably the Greek Letter Phi.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: Refused to have anything to do with the Mari in the beginning, but several unintended encounters with Orphnochs and the belt being stolen and used by someone later, finally decides to assume the role of Faiz after seeing just how important that duty was, swearing to prevent it from being stolen.
  • Catchphrase: Not in the series, but his speech showing just how serious he is about protecting people has become iconic to him, having him declare it in many crossovers and game appearances.
    I don't have dreams. But you know, I can protect them.
  • Character Tic: His wrist flick, which he uses to either taunt opponents, start a battle or signal that he's about to do something awesome. He also kneels before every kick finishernote , and only uses Flying Side Kicks (The iconic Rider Kick style) for his kick finishers. These allow the viewers to know that it's Takumi wearing the suit and not anyone else.
  • Cool Bike: Auto Vajin's Vehicle Mode his Faiz's personal motorcycle. It can drive by itself and has armor made from a similar material as the Rider Gears.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He even says it in his nature to be sarcastic.
  • Deal with the Devil: He joins Lucky Clover to get Smart Brain to save Mari.
  • Death Seeker:
    • When he was tricked into thinking he attacked the Ryusei School reunion, he actively tries to get Kiba to kill him.
    • Played straight in Kamen Rider Taisen, where due to not being able to save Kusaka and his friends, he wonders if he deserves to live.
    • Completely inverted in Kamen Rider Yongou, where he ACTUALLY died during his series' ending. Due to being revived again, he wants some way to have everyone live, thus creating the time loops. In the end, even if he doesn't want to die again, Takumi destroys the time alteration machine.
  • Defrosting Ice King: At the beginning of the series, he was as rude as possible and tried to distance himself from Mari and Keitaro, only living at Keitaro's house as he was forced too. As the series goes on, he's noticeably less aggressive and more involved with his friends.
  • Threatening Shark: Aside from the Phi and Wolf motifs, Faiz has this as a secondary motif. This is revealed in the Kamen Rider Decade Net Movies, and can be seen in the little fangs on his mouthplate.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He had done this twice after he revealed his Orphnoch form in the series before he became a Death Seeker and again in a brief moment during the Kamen Rider Taisen incident. In fact he is the first main rider to have fell from grace (albeit temporarily), followed by Tsukasa Kadoya and Aruto Hiden.
  • Fake Memories: In the movie, he sustained a head injury that lead to him becoming amnesiac, so the former Smart Brain scientist who saved him, renamed him Takeshi and gave him false memories in hoping he could take care of Mina.
  • Finishing Move: Whenever Faiz inserts a Mission Memory into his gear and presses Enter on the Faiz Driver, he executes an "Exceed Charge" finisher.
    • Crimson Smash: A Rider Kick that manifests as a red drill piercing the Orphnoch.
      • Axel Crimson Smash: A variant augmented by the Super Speed of Axel form.
      • Blaster Crimson Smash: Another variant with increased power from Blaster form.
    • Grand Impact: A Rider Punch with the Faiz Shot.
      • Axel Grand Impact: A variant augmented with Super Speed.
    • Sparkle Cut: A Rider Slash that powers up the Faiz Edge, traps the enemy with a Sword Beam and finishes it off with a powerful slice.
    • Faiz Blaster Sword Mode: "Photon Breaker", which coats the Faiz Blaster in Photon Blood energy for a powerful slash.
    • Faiz Blaster Gun Mode: "Photon Buster", which shoots out a massive beam from the Faiz Blaster.
  • Gatling Good: Auto Vajin's Buster Wheel in Battle Mode is this. It can fire bullets rapidly from its front wheel.
  • Handguns: Faiz Phone. Notably one of the few examples where the Transformation Trinket doubles as a weapon.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After he finally get over from his own crisis, he resolves to become the main wearer of the Faiz Gear once again and returning to his allies for good.
  • The Hero: Takumi is the primary protagonist of Kamen Rider Faiz although he sometimes gets overshadowed due to the vast majority of characters and his initial boredom until he got serious about becoming a Kamen Rider.
  • Heroic BSoD: Twice, once when he is rescued by Yuka. After he finds out that she is an Orphnoch, and questions if other Orphnoch aren't complete monsters, making him unable to fight. He gets over it, as he realizes that he should only attack those attacking humans. The second time is when he couldn't protect Mari from Sawada, causing her death. This is only further when he is forced to transform in front of his friends and have them be scared of him for a few episodes. It got worse again, when he was tricked into thinking he attacked the Ryusei School reunion, causing him to be a Death Seeker.\\\ Then, it happened a third time in Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai via Retcon to have Kusaka die in Takumi's arms, leading to him suffering a ten year BSOD that ends up getting snapped out with thanks to Kensuke Jin, Kamen Rider X.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Played Literally. Takumi himself is the Wolf Orphnoch
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: It is later revealed he acts the way he does as he is scared of himself. And attempts to isolate people, so he can't hurt them.
  • Hour of Power: Axel Form only lasts for ten seconds before Faiz reverts to normal.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Takumi is actually the wolf Orphnoch.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Tries several times to get away from Mari and the rest throughout the first arcs and throughout the series out of both being very antisocial and due to a misguided sense of protecting others, but it doesn't work. As it turns out, this is because he was afraid of hurting people and himself when their relationship inevitably ends.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Faiz Form. Also this among the three Rider Gears, as the Faiz gear is the least powerful, but has multiple functions plus is the least likely to kill you off quickly.
  • The Kirk: He's not too keen on friendship as his friends are, but he tries to be the mediator to his more stoic and emotional friends.
  • Laser Blade: Faiz Edge is basically a Lightsaber like weapon whose blade is made of Sol Glass. It damages it's opponents not caused by the blade's sharpness alone and the energy it discharges once in contact with the target.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Not only is he the main Rider with Red as a notable secondary color, his Super Mode Blaster Form drives it home by flooding his suit with red Photon Blood.
  • Leitmotif: "Double Standard", which describes his situation before the series and thanks to Mari, how much it's changed since he now has something to live for.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Axel Form increases Faiz's power, speed, and defense for it's 10 seconds available while allowing Faiz to move at the speed of sound. The form can easily overpower high speed Orphnoch, with the power to destroy several at once, and can tank damage from almost an Orphnoch except Dragon. The drawback like most forms that fit this mold is that it has a 10-second time limit
  • Meaningful Name: "Inui" contains the character for "dog" (Takumi is the Wolf Orphnoch.)
  • Memetic Hand Gesture: His signature wrist flick, which displays both his refined, hi-tech aesthetic and identifies him. Whether he's wearing the Faiz or Delta Gears, you'll know it's him by that little flick.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Midway through the season (episode 21: Accelerating Spirits), Kaixa gives Takumi the gadget that allows him to transform into Axel Form, his Lightning Bruiser form for the series and his strongest powerup until he gets Blaster Form.
  • Mini-Mecha: Auto Vajin when transformed into Battle Mode.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: He's the Wolf Orphnoch who died as a human and came back as a wolf man, with all the power that comes with it.
  • Power Fist: The SB-555C Faiz Shot was designed for specific compatility with the Faiz Mission Memory, transforming into an enerhy powered kunckle-duster Faiz can use for his Grand Impact Rider Punch attack. With Axel Form, he can use his enhanced speed to punch multiple enemies while running through them.
  • Protagonist Power-Up Privileges: The reason he got Axel form was Kusaka gave him the device, for some reason. He only activated Blaster Form as he was mailed the Faiz Blaster.
  • Shoulder Cannon: Faiz in Blaster Form has this, the Bloody Cannons.
  • The Slacker: He notes he has no dream and just wants to travel around. After ten episodes worth of Character Development, he takes this slacker attitude in a very positive direction.
    Takumi: You know, I don't have dreams. But I can protect the dreams of others.
  • The Snark Knight: Very heavily. He's very apathetic towards everyone on the surface, but he's afraid of becoming close to people. When the time comes, despite his cynicism, he'll always do what he thinks is right.
  • Super Mode: Blaster Form is his final ultimate form in the series, first seen in the movie before appearing in the show during episode thirty-nine.
  • Super Speed: Axel Form gives him the speed of sound, but for only 10 seconds.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Faiz Blaster, which has the Blade and Blaster Modes aside from being the briefcase which commands every other function of the Faiz Blaster form.
  • Transforming Mecha: Auto-Vajin, his Cool Bike which not only looks cool and goes fast, but also houses all of his gear and can even transform into a Mini-Mecha in a pinch.
  • Tsundere: A good case can be made for him. He is pretty snarky to everyone, but it's only a facade to hide a Hidden Heart of Gold because he's scared of hurting people. He grows nicer to his friends as the series goes on.
  • Wolf Man: A humanoid wolf as the Wolf Orphnoch.
    Mari Sonoda 

Mari Sonoda

Portrayed by: Yuria Haga
A member of the Ryusei School entrusted with the Faiz Gear by her foster father, which she gives to Takumi after finding she is unable to use it herself.
  • Back from the Dead: She dies twice but gets brought back both times.
  • Determinator: She has her moments. Like trying to transform into Faiz, despite knowing it won't work on her.
  • Dude Magnet: She has three people after her. Kusaka and Sawada have loved her since childhood. While Kaido gets a crush on her as well. Based on extent that Takumi is willing to go for her, he probably likes her as well.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: It actually cost her life once.
  • Leitmotif: "Kaban" (Bag), which is about her entrusting her future to Takumi.
  • Oblivious to Love: She never knew Kusaka and Sawada liked her since childhood, despite everyone else seemed to know.
  • Rebel Leader: In the movie she's one of the leaders of the human resistance to the Orphnochs, who have succeeded in wiping out most of humanity.
  • Say My Name: Shouts "Takumi" quite often.
  • Tsundere: She and Takumi share a lot of Belligerent Sexual Tension.
    Keitaro Kikuchi 

Keitaro Kikuchi

Portrayed by: Ken Mizorogi
His family runs a dry cleaning service and he houses some of the crew.
    Masato Kusaka 

Masato Kusaka/Kamen Rider Kaixa

Portrayed by: Kohei Murakami
A man whose one purpose in life is Mari's love, and he'll do anything to have it. Since all our heroes are quite close to Mari, this causes... problems, not helped by the fact that even without that he's an unrepentant jerkass. The primary user of the Kaixa Gear.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Kusaka was never a good guy in the first place in the series, but his counterpart from the non-canon novels is far worse and crosses lines he never would, namely, violently raping Mari at one point.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: He was in love with Mari since childhood, she never knew till he flat out told her. And at the end she seemed more interested in Kiba and later Takumi. This doesn't end well for him.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Kusaka is not only a PTSD victim, but he also suffers from a high-functioning mixed personality disorder with both antisocial and borderline traits.
  • Anti-Hero: Verily, because of his backstabbing, scheming tendencies causing SO MANY problems. People are somehow unable to see how much of an ass he is despite this. Because his hatred is against the Orphnoch, he's a Designated Hero by virtue of being against the antagonists and monsters, yet even THAT falls flat on its face when he refuses to see the human side of Orphnochs even when some are genuinely good people, including Takumi himself.. Even after he's killed before the last few episodes, it's pretty clear that the heroes are now mostly dealing with the fallout of his constant sabotage of their efforts to unite, most notably Kiba's turn to the dark side, which makes his death by hands of the man he more or less psychologically tortured EXTREMELY karmic.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": The Greek letter Χ (Chi), which is part of Kaixa's motif as seen in his chest, his Memory Mission, and his insignia.
  • Character Tic:
    • Wiping his hands with hand wipes when out of Gear, or wiping his hands when in Gear. Takumi lampshades it and snarks if Kusaka is a germaphobe. It's a compulsion Kusaka developed after he imagined he had spilled blood on the night of the Ryusei School reunion.
    • Occasionally, he'll adjust his collar while transformed.
    • All his Rider Kicks are double dropkicks.
  • Cool Sidecar: SB-913V Side Basshar, as the name would suggest. In vehicle mode, the Side Basshar can travel through rough terrain safely and the side car can move on it’s own. The tires are made of Sol Rubber, similar metallic properties to the Rider Gears. In Battle Mode, it’s transforms into a walking battle mecha is it’s stronger aspect. The sidecar has a a pincered heat point capable of generating temperatures up to 2000 degrees celsius during grappling attacks, and the machine can fire eight to forty eight misiles with a range of 2400 meters.
  • Declaration of Protection: Towards Mari, and he reacts with extreme violence if he thinks you are planning to do anything to her. Or be next to be.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Kusaka in the retconned version of his death in Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai on Takumi's arms, asking him why he has to die when someone like Takumi with nothing to protect lives on.
  • Fantastic Racism: He does not respect, care, or treat Orphnoch as normal human beings. While most of them were either a Monster of the Week, he sees the ones that aren't violent and even his own peers and potential allies as lesser beings that deserve to be murdered.
  • Finishing Move:
    • ''Gold Smash'': Kaixa jumps in the air and the Kaixa Pointer produces a pair of overlapping yellow energy drills around his foot while executing the deathblow with a double dropkicks.
    • ''Grand Impact'': Using the Kaixa Shot, the rider uses a energy powered knuckle-duster to deliver a punch.
    • ''Xeno Crash'': Kaixa shoots a constricting energy net from the gun section of the Kaixa Blaygun as the sword section is over-charged. Kaixa’s speed increase to slash the enemy with a dashing strike from the energy it discharges with the target.
  • Freudian Excuse: The closest thing he has to a reason for the way he is involves being bullied as a child, Mari standing up for him, and the fact that the Orphnochs did attack him first and killed some of his classmates.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: At least in regards to his "allies" that actually know he's a Manipulative Bastard.
  • Handguns: Much like the Faiz Phone, The Kaixa Phone can function like one.
  • Hate Sink: He is a generally unlikeable person who manipulates others into thinking he's a charming Anti-Hero, betrays allies for his own greed and lust, and even pisses off some of the villains. Even in his final moments, Kusaka is arrogant and sociopathic with almost no redeeming qualities as his death was much deserved.
  • Hypocrite: Proclaims that Orphnochs are inherently inhuman inside and out, yet is arguably the worst monster in the show. Even Smart Brain's Orphnochs, however twisted, are driven by a sense of survival for their kind.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Arguably the best example in the franchise, particularly among the ones who are called "Kamen Rider". Orphnoch DNA allowing him to use the Gears aside, he's fully human, yet outdoes Smart Brain in sheer inhumanity and callousness. They commit their cruelties in the name of their kind's survival. He commits his out of self-entitlement, pettiness, and spite.
  • It's All About Me: THE defining aspect of his character. He will stop at nothing until he himself lords over everyone else, even if they are fellow humans.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: While his predecessors and many successors in the Secondary Rider line are more of Jerks With Gold Hearts, he's so far the first of said category to be a full blown Jerkass whom his so-called allies thought he changed his ways after Takumi's redemption, and it wouldn't be until Mitsuzane Kureshima that we'd get another(the latter is more of a Tertiary Rider). Curiously, Mitsuzane shared many traits with him.
    • Jerkass Has a Point: In Kamen Rider Taisen, mentioned the following quote to Takumi in his retconned death scene:
      Kusaka: Why... Why does someone as hollow as you with nothing to protect get to live? Why do I have to die?!
      • This trope is at least played with when you study Kusaka's character and history. He only thinks Takumi is hollow and has nothing to protect, because he's incapable of thinking Takumi as anything but scum, even if the latter wasn't an Orphnoch, and sees everyone else as a tool to help him succeed, save for Mari (and even then, he seems to treat her as more of a possession than as a person). Then, you consider everything about him, namely his character, his sense of self-entitlement, his sheer sociopathy, and everything he's done, then it's plain to see that he pretty much deserved to die horribly, no matter what canon. That said, it also doesn't stop Takumi from feeling the least bit upset about him, and in this case seems to think Kusaka was actually right for once to call him out on this because of the Hidden Heart of Gold-hiding facade he used to isolate others, making him appear hollow to everyone.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: No matter the continuity, he never completely gets away with what he does. Sooner or later, his luck finally runs out. Even in Kamen Rider Zi-O, where he apparently isn't as bad as usual, he comes dangerously close to getting his neck snapped again.
  • Karmic Death: In the Faiz novel, his stalkerish behavior towards and rape of Mari gets paid back by Kiba literally ripping him limb-from-limb and his getting "taken in" by his own Stalker with a Crush, Saya Kimura, very much in the fashion of Misery.
    • Also applies in the series proper: Throughout most of the show, he'd been sabotaging the potential friendship of Takumi and Kiba, and subsequently, any chance of a united front against Smart Brain, just for his own ends, also torturing both about their supposed inherent inhumanity. He's murdered by Kiba, who had finally snapped at this point and joined Smart Brain, all of which is largely his fault. And Kiba does the deed with Kusaka's own Kaixa Gear, which Kiba had recently taken from him. Moreover, he dies alone, the others nearby looking for him, missing him by a few meters, and him unable to get their attention as he fades away like the wretch he was in life.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: His unhinged obsession towards Mari is the main reason why he wants to get rid of everyone who is close to her.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Good lord, he for a time had everyone around his thumb. Even at his death, Keitaro and Mari didn't completely understand how much of a bastard he was.
  • Neck Snap: He gets dealt this in his in-series death before being left to die the pathetic death he at that point greatly deserved.
  • Nominal Hero: Kusaka isn't a hero or even anti-hero, but is closer to a villain who just happens to be fighting the threat the heroes are also fighting. And even then, he takes it WAY further than the heroes do, out of simple hatred, by classifying every Orphnoch he sees, and anybody who gets in his way to a lesser extent, as so evil they only deserve the worst.
  • Oedipus Complex: He once said to Takumi that Mari could become his mother. He even later grows to hate his step father.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Sees Takumi mainly as this.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Gave Takumi the Axel Watch for absolutely no reason stated, though it's likely that he didn't care either.
  • Power Fist: Kaixa Shot.
  • Retcon: His death in Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai is shown to have happened when Takumi was present.
  • Reverse Grip: Wields the Kaixa Blaygun this way. Justified, as the blade is uni-directional and the gun barrel is away from the traditional sword edge.
  • Slasher Smile: Exhibit A
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Kaixa Blaygun.
  • The Sociopath: He cares little of anyone's feelings. He states battle is nothing but a test to him.
  • The Spock: He's a cold and sociopathic pragmatist.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Condescending towards Takumi, though he's charismatic enough to keep his true nature eclipsed from Mari and Keitaro.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He might be fighting against the Orphnoch, but he is a complete bastard with his attempts to taking Takumi's place in Mari's heart, or really ANYONE'S place in Mari's heart.
  • Transforming Mecha: Side Basshar.
  • The Unfettered: His only two goals are to protect and be with Mari and to stop the Orphnoch and Smart Brain. He'll only consider giving one of these up if he sees them as having become mutually exclusive, such as when he has to choose between giving the belts to Smart Brain or not reviving Mari; he chooses the latter since he has no guarantee Smart Brain will keep their word.
  • Yandere: He gets violently jealous of anyone close to Mari.
    Shuji Mihara 

Shuji Mihara/Kamen Rider Delta

Portrayed by: Atsushi Harada
The primary user of the Delta Gear.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": The Delta Gear has its own Delta symbol on it.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: After getting the Delta gear, Smart Brain starts tracking his movements to get the belt back.
  • Character Tic: All his Rider Kicks are Bicycle Kicks.
  • Finishing Move: Lucifer's Hammer
  • Friend to All Children: Having been an orphan once, he and Rina work at an orphanage, wanting to care for the children with no parents.
  • Handguns: Delta Blaster.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Which is why he is the perfect user for the Delta belt: he is one of the few that it's power didn't corrupt.
  • Killed Offscreen: He doesn't show up in The Movie for this reason. The explanation comes in the prequel story Lost World (from S.I.C. Hero Saga), where Kusaka throws him to the Rose Orphnoch because he's (wrongly) convinced that Mihara was putting the moves on Mari.
  • Lovable Coward: At first he doesn't really care about fighting the Orphnochs and just wants to go back to living a normal life. He got better.
  • The McCoy: The most angsty of the three Riders.
  • Refusal of the Call: Even before he got the Delta belt, he actively tried to ignore the weirdness going around him. Subverted later on, when he FINALLY realizes that he has the responsibility to fight for others.
  • Ship Tease: He has some with Rina.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: As the Delta user, he has the most power. But has no idea how to fight, nor does he want to.
    Rina Abe 

Rina Abe

Portrayed by: Rie Kasai

  • Faux Action Girl: Became Delta for a short period of time in episode 39 but was unsuccesful at combat.
  • Friend to All Children: Having been an orphan once, she and Mihara work at an orphanage, wanting to care for the children with no parents.
  • Ship Tease: Has some with Mihara.

Main Orphnochs

    Yuji Kiba 

Yuji Kiba/Horse Orphnoch/Kamen Rider Kaixa/Kamen Rider Orga

Portrayed by: Masayuki Izumi
  • All Up to You: At the end of Paradise Lost a dying Yuji entrusts Takumi to fulfill his dream of peace between humans and Orphnochs.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Yuka's death apparently at the hands of human police sends him over the edge and causes him to abandon his ideals. In Paradise Lost, this also happens when Murakami and Smart Lady trick Kiba into thinking Mari betrayed him in order to turn him against humanity so he can become Kamen Rider Orga.
  • Deuteragonist: Yuji is the secondary protagonist of the series, with almost enough focus and Character Development as Takumi and even became Faiz as the main hero for a while. He's also the first main deuteragonist to not be a Secondary Rider (even though he ends up using two three counting Paradise Lost rider gears).
  • Fallen Hero: By the end, he ends up as an Anti-Villain after losing his humanity in Yuka's supposed death by the police and becoming the Chairman of Smart Brain.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Because he's confused about whether he's more human or Orphnoch, whether protecting either side is just, or whether either side is just at all, not to mention Kusaka mucking up any chance of him permanently becoming friends with Takumi, he allies with the main characters as much as he goes against them.
  • Henshin Hero: Has briefly had time as both Faiz and Kaixa. Notably, he's the only non-protagonist in the history of the franchise, who has taken on the role of the protagonist Rider for more than two episodes (Yuji was Kamen Rider Faiz for four episodes). Then there's him becoming Orga in the movie.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He does this less than Yuka, but he ends up killing a lot of villainous Orphnochs and characters such as Kusaka who've murdered innocent people, played friends like chess, and were overall horrible people.
  • Our Centaurs Are Different: Yes, he's the Horse Orphnoch, but his powered-up form does resemble a centaur more than anything else.
  • Mighty Glacier: As Orga, Kiba has the best defensive and offense output of all the five Rider gears and even Faiz Axel. He has more power than Kaixa, more physical power and produces more Photon Blood than Psyga, and has more variety in his attack capabilities than Delta. It can also tank attacks from the Elasmotherium Orphnoch, the biggest and most dangerous, who killed Yuka, ate Kaidou, and smashed the Auto Vajin in one hit. The downside is that it is extremely slow, being unable to keep up with any of Faiz's forms, it's much slower than Kaixa and it's powerful armor is more weighted than the rest.
  • Nice Guy: Yuji is a nice character that wants to protect humans and help Takumi in spite of his horrendous backstory. The only problem is that Kusaka has a nasty habit of tricking Yuji in fighting Faiz.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After abandoning his ideals and performing a Face–Heel Turn, Kiba comes back around and sacrifices himself by holding down the Arch Orphonoch in the Final Battle so Faiz can land the deciding Rider Kick, killing both Yuji and the Arch Orphonoch.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Holy. The first episode alone, has him being getting into a car accident putting him in a coma for 2 years. Then dying and reviving as an Orphnoch. He then finds, one his parents are dead, two he's homeless as his uncle sold his house, and that his uncle is corrupt. Three his girlfriend moved on and is dating his cousin, and his cousin tells him this in the most jackass way possible. Then he finds out his girlfriend was a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing the whole time, namely without knowing Yuji killed his cousin she sells him out to the police right in front of him just to save herself.
    Yuka Osada 

Yuka Osada/Crane Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Yoshika Kato
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sometimes kills Muggle criminals for fun.
  • Break the Cutie: The reason for her eventually snapping and killing sister and basketball teammates.
  • Broken Bird: Obviously, what with being the Crane Orphnoch and all.
  • Joshikousei: She was a high school student before turning into a Orphnoch.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: That's the thing with her: everyone she kills tends to be a gigantic jerk.
  • Loophole Abuse: This is the reason why she isn’t targeted by Smart Brain. Though she's part of the Renegade Orphnoch, she kills humans who are abusive or cruel. Because she is technically attacking humans, she is sometimes spared from the wrath of Smart Brain.
  • Show Some Leg: Stops Teruo beating up Keitaro by lifting her skirt.
  • Scape Goat: Her sister blamed her for pushing her down the hill and giving her a broken ankle when it wasn't her.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Keitaro.
  • Token Good Teammate: For the Renegade Orphnochs in general.
  • The Unfavorite: Her parents prefer her sister over her.
    Naoya Kaido 

Naoya Kaido/Snake Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Mitsuru Karahashi
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's eccentric to the point of insanity.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the Paradise Lost movie he gets eaten by the Elasmotherium Orphnoch.
  • Death Seeker: Inverted in Kamen Rider Yongou where after having spent 10 years without his dead friends, he decides that death is completely meaningless and full of sadness, and is willing to protect Takumi's life at any cost... even if that's the whole world being under the reign of Shocker.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: Had to abandon his ambitions to become a professional guitarist due to an injury to his hand.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: In addition to being eccentric he often has mood swings that cause him to get angry.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Acts aloof towards Kiba and Yuka but he does genuinely care for them.
  • Oblivious to Love: Remains cheerfully unaware that Yuka has feelings for him.
  • Sole Survivor: He is the last person alive of his own series following the conclusion of Kamen Rider Yongou. Kaido, however, wonders if Takumi is still walking on the face of Earth.
  • Wild Card: Kaido goes back and forth on whether he wants to help humanity.

Supporting Characters

    Jyoji Soeno & Sawamura 

Jyoji Soeno & Sawamura

Portrayed by: Taro Ishida (Soeno), Koji Iwakawa (Sawamura)
A duo of detectives investigating Orphnoch cases.
  • Bumbling Dad: Soeno to his daughter Hikaru, who once stated to Mari how loud he was at one of his calls.
  • Good Parents: Soeno cares about Hikaru and her accomplishments.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Neither of them were aware of Minami's true plans.
  • Those Two Guys: Are mainly in the background either discussing Orphnoch cases or just for slight comical moments.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Masahiko Minami.
    Hikaru Soeno 

Hikaru Soeno

Portrayed by: Manami Miwake
Mari's friend and coworker as well as Detective Soeno's daughter.
  • Genki Girl: A small one, but she tends to react with glee in her interactions with Mari.

Lucky Clover

    General Tropes 

Lucky Clover
A team of four elite Orphnochs who work as assassins four the Smart Brain corporation.
  • Bad-Guy Bar: They run their own bar, the Clover Bar.
  • Elite Four: They're four of the strongest Orphnochs around. They wind up as an Elite Three for a portion of the series though thanks to the death of Mr. J.
  • Four Is Death: There's four of them and they're all skilled assassins.
    Mr. J 

Mr. J/Crocodile Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Kenneth Duria
The first member of Lucky Clover to be sent out after Faiz, Mr. J is an Orphnoch with the power to regenerate himself after suffering fatal wounds, though it only works twice.
  • Back from the Dead: He can revive himself twice, meaning he has to be killed three times in order to fully defeat him.
  • Black Dude Dies First: He's the first of the Lucky Clover to go down.
  • The Brute: He seems to be Murakami's go-to-guy for missions that require assassination and brute force.
  • Forced into Evil: After getting killed twice Mr. J was reluctant to continue to pursue Faiz, until Murakami threatens Chaco.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: He's the Crocodile Orphnoch.
  • Pet the Dog: Literally when it comes to his pet dog Chaco. The only reason he continues going after Faiz is because Murakami threatens it.
  • Scary Black Man: He's a black man which, in a cast of mostly Japanese actors, certainly makes him stand out.
    Itsuro Takuma 

Itsuro Takuma/Centipede Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Jun Yamasaki
A member of the Lucky Clover with a taste for poetry and massive crush on Saeko Kageyama.
  • Creepy Centipedes: He's the Centipede Orphnoch.
  • Evil Genius: Certainly conveys this image. He's very well versed when it comes to poetry and he can kick your ass with it.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In the final episode he abandons Smart Brain's cause and instead starts a new life in human society as a construction worker.
  • Poisonous Person: In his Orphnoch form he's capable of emitting toxic substances that cause pain.
  • Smug Snake: He seems like a competent villain at first and manages to lay down a Curb-Stomp Battle to the heroes several times. Getting his ass kicked by Faiz's Axel Form takes him down a few pegs.
  • Villain Decay: Starts off as a formidable-enough threat but by the end of the series he's become little more than Kitazaki's whipping boy.
    Saeko Kageyama 

Saeko Kageyama/Lobster Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Waka
The Lucky Clover member who runs their bar and acts as something of a Team Mom to the other members.

Kitazaki/Dragon Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Ray Fujita
Lucky Clover's youngest member and the most ruthless Orphnoch to work for Smart Brain. Kitazaki is a socially-withdrawn teenager with one thing in mind: to have fun at the expense of others.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Aside from his obvious sociopathy, Kitazaki's mannerisms suggest he may have an autism spectrum disorder.
  • Ax-Crazy: Kitazaki is clearly the most unhinged Orphnoch among Smart Brain's elite.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Kitazaki really, really wants to be the strongest Orphnoch, but unfortunately for him, he is nowhere near as dangerous as the Arch-Orphnoch when it awakens, and his unwillingness to accept this is what gets him killed in the end.
  • Blood Knight: Kitazaki likes a good fight just as he likes killing, considering "fighting" and "playing" to be the same thing.
  • The Bully: What he really is at his core, an obnoxious, disrespectful teenager who torments everyone around him and still thinks he is the best.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: His face is ripped off and devoured by the Arch-Orphnoch. Not that he didn't deserve it.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: He is both stronger and faster than Murakami, but works under him solely to have his fun.
  • Expy: From being a Big Bad Wannabe with Blood Knight tendencies and having the personality of a Serial Killer, Kitazaki is very, VERY similar to Asakura from the previous season.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: The only person to show respect for him is Saeko Kageyama, and that's because she's the Team Mom; said respect is gone in the last episodes and she conspires with Takuma to betray him.
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair: His hair is always messy and unkempt, and so are his signature clothes, reflecting on how he ignores his own appearance to give more importance to things he considers to be fun.
  • Hate Sink: Not to the same level as Kusaka, but from his arrogant attitude to his treatment of Takuma, it's hard not to hate him.
  • Narcissist: Thinks he is better than his king, and tries to kill him just to prove it. He soon learns that trying it wasn't a good idea.
  • Psycho for Hire: It's pretty clear that he is just following Murakami's orders to satisfy his boredom.
  • Serial Killer: All Orphnochs working for Smart Brain qualify to a degree, but Kitazaki comes the closest to being the most accurate depiction of one in the series.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: He rarely raises his voice, and it's hard for him not to smile or laugh while killing someone.
  • The Sociopath: What Kusaka has in charisma, Kitazaki has in cruelty. Unlike Kusaka, Kitazaki makes no attempt to hide this, and shows that he's a heartless person even if he's not in battle.
  • Teens Are Monsters: The worst Lucky Clover has to offer, and not even an adult.
    Aki Sawada 

Aki Sawada/Spider Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Gō Ayano
A former member of the Ryusei School who joins Lucky Clover as a replacement member for Mr. J. Also a severe victim of Love Makes You Crazy for Mari.
  • Enigmatic Minion: Seems to have his own agenda apart from the rest of Lucky Clover.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Gives the Delta Belt to the surviving Ryusei students, leading him to be kicked out of Lucky Clover and branded a traitor.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: In love with Mari, but seeks to kill her to destroy what's left of his humanity.
  • The Rival: To Kaixa. Both are in love with Mari, but Sawada seeks to kill her while Kusaka wants to have her all to his own.
  • Sixth Ranger: Joins the Lucky Clover to replace Mr. J.
  • Spiders Are Scary: The Spider Orphnoch.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Mari remembers him as being a kind kid, a start contrast from the cruel assassin he is now.

Smart Brain

    General Tropes 

Smart Brain
Life is frail. Life is limited. So, why don't you think about true life? Be smart! True life is your start!
The company that manufactures the Rider Gears, secretly they are a front for a large coordinated-group of Orphnochs seeking to increase the number of Orphnochs by wiping out humanity.
  • Create Your Own Hero: The Faiz, Kaixa and Delta belts were all made by them, yet wind up being used to fight against them instead of for their original purpose to protect the Orphnoch King.
  • Mega-Corp: In the world of Kamen Rider 555 they're one of the leading manufacturers of electronics.
  • N.G.O. Superpower: They have enough resources to form their own private police and in Paradise Lost they've effectively become the world government.
  • One Nation Under Copyright: In the Bad Future of Paradise Lost they seem to have become the ones in charge of the new order put in place following the Orphnoch revolution.
    Kyouji Murakami 

Kyouji Murakami/Rose Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Katsuyuki Murai
The president of Smart Brain. A well-mannered, but incredibly dangerous man who holds a bad reputation within his corporation.
  • 0% Approval Rating: Everyone appears to dislike him to some degree, and he once suffered an assassination attempt at hands of his own employees for using dirty methods to gain his position at Smart Brain.
  • Affably Evil: He may be the one behind Lucky Clover, but is actually a pretty affable person.
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: Threatens Mr. J's dog to get him to go out after Faiz when he's on his last life.
  • Big Bad: He is the main driving force among the Orphnoch's attack towards humanity.
  • Brain in a Jar: In the Paradise Lost movie he's been reduced to a head in a jar for some reason. It later gets an explanation in the SIC Hero Saga story Kamen Rider 555: Lost World.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: The chief of Smart Brain and secretly an Orphnoch who plans the genocide of the human population.
  • Devour the Dragon: Voluntarily on his behalf. He offers himself up to the Arch Orphnoch to correct its genetic instability.
  • Manipulative Bastard: In Paradise Lost he has Smart Lady trick Yuji into thinking Mari betrayed him in order to break his spirits and get him to turn against humanity.
  • Something About a Rose: His Orphnoch form is the Rose Orphnoch.
  • Wicked Cultured: He is always well-dressed, likes exquisite cuisine and appreciates art.
    Smart Lady 

Smart Lady

Portrayed by: Himiko Kurihara
The mascot of Smart Brain, who acts Murakami's assistant and helps develop Orphnochs.
  • Ambiguously Human: She's working for a company controlled by Orphnochs, yet never displays anything that would suggest she's an Orphnoch herself or anything apart from a normal human. She is, however, associated with blue morpho butterflies.
  • Genki Girl: Always acts super cheerful, to the point where it annoys her co-workers.
  • Mascot: She's the living mascot of Smart Brain.

Hanagata/Goat Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Koji Naka
The foster father of Ryusel School, former chief of Smart Brain, and the creator of the three Rider belts.
  • Big Good: Helped contributed kickstarting some of the events while also being a social father figure to most of the main cast, wanting to prepare them for the final battle.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: Founded Smart Brain in purpose to further evolve the mankind for the better.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Assigned Kiba to be the new chief of Smart Brain, unaware of the latter's personality change at the time.
  • Superpower Meltdown: Died due to the rapid evolution in his body.
  • Team Dad: For the Ryusel School members, even attempting to stop Masato from transforming to save him.
  • Token Good Teammate: For all of Smart Brain.
    Masahiko Minami 

Masahiko Minami

Portrayed by: Atsushi Ogawa
A human scientist working with Smart Brain to study the Orphnochs.
  • Bad Boss/Dirty Coward: When his facility is attacked by a very angry Kiba, Minami leaves his staff to die while he escapes on his own.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: He is working with Smart Brain, but wants to purge all Orphnochs instead of helping them.
  • Fantastic Racism: Minami is a xenophobic man who despises the Orphnochs simply for not being human.
  • Hate Sink: There is nothing redeemable about Minami; he exists solely to show that Humans Are the Real Monsters.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Far more monstrous and cruel than almost any of the Orphnochs in the setting.
  • Laughing Mad: Spends his last few moments laughing in Kiba's face as he is dying and gloating that the Orphnochs will never succeed.
  • Mad Scientist: Seeks to study the Orphnochs and revert them back to human form.
  • Torture Technician: When he has Yuka captured he tortures her with electric shocks.

Smart Brain's own private military force. They make their debut in the Non-Serial Movie Paradise Lost but appear later on in the regular series.
  • Canon Immigrant: Created for a Non-Serial Movie but ended up being incorporated in the series itself.
  • Evil Knockoff: Riotroopers use modified and re-colored versions of the Faiz Gear, and, as such, their Rider forms are very similar to Kamen Rider Faiz. However, they are overall weaker in power compared to the real deal.
  • Mooks: In Paradise Lost they're the main henchmen used by Smart Brain.
  • Private Military Contractors: They're Smart Brain's own private military.
  • Sharp Dressed Men: They wear black tuxedos, fedoras, and shades before transforming. It helps keep their identities secret and it identifies when they're on the job.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Their weapons are the Axel Ray Gun, a short blade that can bend at the hilt to use it's blaster mode.
  • Zerg Rush: Since they're weaker than the main Riders in terms of power, they are shown to fight together in teams.

Leo/Kamen Rider Psyga/Lion Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Peter Ho
A character exclusive to the movie adaptation. Leo is a powerful, but arrogant Rider that acts as the leader of the Riotroopers.
  • Blood Knight: Battle is just a "game" for him to win.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: To Murakami, considering Murakami is a head in a jar and can't really do much he relies on Leo to be his enforcer.
  • Dual Wielding: Psyga uses dual tonfas called the Psyga Tonfa Edge, which are also Laser Blades. He also uses the Flying Attacker's Blaster Rifles, which are the two engines of the Flying Attacker that are converted laser cannons in Blaster Rifle Mode.
  • Expy: Leo is basically a much more mature Kitazaki.
  • Finishing Move:
    • Psyga Slash: Psyga inserts the Mission Memory into his Tonfa Edge and performs an energy-charged slash. The only finisher Psyga actually uses in Paradise Lost.
    • Side materials revealed that Psyga has his own versions of the Rider Kick and Rider Punch, named Cobalt Smash and Sky Impact respectively, which use the Flying Attacker to enhance their power.
  • Glass Cannon: Psyga's got strength that matches the main Riders and has good combat experience, also mentioning that he has incredible speed from his Flying Attacker. But, simply damaging it will leave him without his flight capabilities, which helped his evasiveness, and leaves him with just his Psyga Phone and Psyga Tonga Edge in his arsenal.
  • Handguns: Similar to the main Riders, the Psyga Phone can also switch to a small blaster.
  • The Heavy: The one who spearheads the Orphnochs' hunt of the remaining humans.
  • Hero Killer: Murdered Kusaka, reducing him to dust.
  • Jet Pack: As Kamen Rider Psyga, he wears one called the Flying Attacker to fly around in battle. It also holds his weapons the Psyga Tonfa Edge and Flying Attacker's Blaster Rifles.
  • Light Is Not Good: Psyga's suit is in bright colors, but he's far from being anything close to goodness.
  • Mook Lieutenant: Leads the Riotroopers in Paradise Lost and acts as Murakami's top enforcer.
  • Psycho for Hire: Feels no compassion for the lives of humans and Orphnochs, and works for Smart Brain.
  • The Sociopath: Leo shares the same impulses as Kitazaki, but is just better at hiding it from others.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: A mix of Type 1 and 2. Leo feels superior to humans, but enjoys fighting and killing other Orphnochs for the sake of it.
  • Surprisingly Good English: He speaks it fluently in character (and out, considering Peter Ho is an American).
    Leo (speaking in English): Good to see you guys! Taking care of all of you... is also part of my job. Henshin! Let the game begin.
    Wirepullers of Smart Brain 

Wirepullers of Smart Brain

Portrayed by Gorō Naya, Seizo Kato and Shōzō Iizuka

Another trio of movie exclusive characters, they are the secret leaders of Smart Brain and The Man Behind the Man to Kyoji Murakami.

  • Greater-Scope Villain: The true leaders of Smart Brain, though they let Murakami run most of the day-to-day stuff.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Notably, one of the Wirepullers is voiced by Gorō Naya which is interesting given how it's been stated that every "Great Leader" voiced by Naya is the same character.
  • Minor Major Character: Despite being the true leaders of Smart Brain they only get one very short scene in Paradise Lost.
  • You Have Failed Me: After Murakami fails to kill Faiz they have Smart Lady execute him.

Other Orphnochs

    The Orphnoch King (MAJOR SPOILERS!) 

Teruo Suzuki/Arch Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Kayako Watanabe (child), Shun Kobayashi (shadow), Hiroshi Yanaka (Arch Orphnoch's voice)
An orphaned boy rescued by Kaido who, unbeknownst to everyone, is the Arch Orphnoch, the most powerful Orphnoch in the series.
  • Creepy Child: When we first meet him, he's not more than an emotionless, anti-social child with no personality. Then we find out he's the Arch Orphnoch, the Final Boss of the series and he starts acting bizarre.
  • Not Quite Dead: Got defeated by both Takumi and Kiba, the latter sacrificed his life as a result. He got gravely wounded and placed under stasis under Smart Brain.
  • Internal Homage: A grasshopper man with a scarf? Hmmmm...
  • One-Winged Angel: As the Arch Orphnoch, he's an overpowered nearly unstoppable nightmare with it's host having no proper control and letting the Orphnoch take over.
  • True Final Boss: While Murakami and the Lucky Clovers are the main antagonists for most of the series, Teruo's eventual awakening as the Arch Orphnoch makes him the last threat the riders has to face in the end.

Alternative Title(s): Kamen Rider Faiz


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