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Smart Brain

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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 (live), Jiro Okamoto (suit)
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 Chaco 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.

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.

Lucky Clover

    General Tropes 

Lucky Clover
A team of four elite Orphnochs who work as assassins for 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 (live), Jiro Okamoto (suit)
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 (live), Seiji Takaiwa (suit)
A member of the Lucky Clover with a taste for poetry and massive crush on Saeko Kageyama.
  • Creepy Centipedes: He's the Centipede Orphnoch.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Towards Kitazaki twice. #41 has him gently sending down Kitazaki down the stairs while he was injured, claiming that "his hand slipped" and still snickered even as the latter retaliated. Then in #49, after Kitazaki was weakened from the fight, Takuma gleefully took the opportunity to whip him right before Teruo arrives to finish the deed.
  • 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 end, he abandons Smart Brain's cause upon seeing the Arch Orphnoch evolve Saeko and instead starts a new life in human society as a construction worker.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Upon seeing Teruo become to Arch Orphnoch and devouring Kitazaki, he became scared and stuttered while attempting to tell Saeko about it.
  • 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 (live), Takeshi Mizutani (suit)
The Lucky Clover member who runs their bar and acts as something of a Team Mom to the other members.
  • Dark Chick: The only female member who runs the Lucky Clover's clover bar.
  • Determinator: Is wholly devoted to the Orphnochs' cause, intends on surviving, and her final scene has her awaiting her king's recovery.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Downplayed. When Kitazaki decided to kill Teruo in hopes of being the new king, Saeko and Takuma turn on him to protect their king, though she also did this out of the intent to survive.
  • Evil Feels Good: What her conversation with Takumi in #37 inferences in relation to her being an Orphnoch.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She acts comforting to her victims, though its often while she's in the process of killing them.
  • Karma Houdini: Killed Yuka and thus set off Kiba's Face–Heel Turn, yet she managed to survive the end of the series, albeit insane and trapped in her Orphnoch form. Also, if one were to take OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders into account, then it's subverted when Faiz voids the Lobster Orphonoch's warranty.
  • One Last Smoke: Invoked by her. She always sends her targets a bottle of wine before she kills them.
  • Pet the Dog: Occasionally comforts Takuma from any of his distresses such as his conflicts with Kitazaki.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Unless she's in battle or furious (the latter of which is extremely rare), she's always smiling. This isn't benevolent at all; it just shows how unhinged she is.
  • Sadist: Really seems to enjoy watching her victims suffer.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Has been seen in numerous outfits, ranging from her proprietor uniform to anything that's conservatively casual, and alternates between tying her hair and letting it loose.

Kitazaki/Dragon Orphnoch

Portrayed by: Ray Fujita (live), Jun Watanabe (suit)
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. He was also the one who caused the attack on the Ryusei School reunion.
  • 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; once Kitazaki decided to kill and replace their king, Saeko loses her respect for him and conspired 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.
  • Jerkass: Aside from his love of violence, he displays an extreme amount of arrogance and disregard for others.
  • Lack of Empathy: As far as he's concerned, other people are nothing more than toys to be broken and thrown away.
  • 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 (live), Naoki Nagase (suit)
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.

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), Jun Watanabe (suit)
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.