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Daisuke Yamamoto/Kamen Rider Amazon

Portrayed by: Toru Okazaki

Tropes that apply to him in general

  • Badass Biker: Subverted at first. Amazon was very reluctant to ride a motorcycle (his first exposure to them was a motorcross race, and they're rather loud besides), so it took a lot of convincing by Tachibana (and the Jungler).
  • Batman Gambit: He may be a Hulk Speaking Wild Child, but don't confuse that for stupidity. He once used a complicated plan based on his knowledge of all involved, depending on everyone acting precisely as they did, including getting the villains to think that they were the ones who knew his plans and were gambitting him. Yes, Amazon pulled off an I Know You Know I Know, level three or four!
  • The Berserker: Amazon's preferred fighting style, at least in human form. His Rider form is somewhat more refined...
    • Daisuke is pretty much a straight-up Berserker, although Amazon seems to combine it with bits of Confusion Fu.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Amazon may be the most violent Rider, but his rage is restrained to actual bad guys. He's a Friend to All Living Things besides, and when misunderstanding humans begin attacking him, he will always flee rather than harm them. There's really no reason to fear him if you're not a monster trying to harm innocents. If you are, though, there will be High-Pressure Blood, eye-gouging, limbs severed via teeth, and so forth.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!/Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: AAAAAAA-MAAAAAA-ZOOOONNNN!
  • Combat Medic: Is shown to be very good at making herbal medicines potent enough to counter the abilities of the Monsters of the Week, on top of being capable of mauling monsters to death.
  • Cool Bike: The Jungler. One frame in SPIRITS implies that it has some degree of sentience, though this might just be a joke.
  • Defector from Decadence: The Mole Beastman turns to Amazon's side after Amazon saved him from execution. Considering the Big Bad's opinion was "die in battle or I'll kill you myself", getting shown mercy by his former enemy convinced him to perform a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Friend to All Children: Amazon himself being a Wild Child, this is no surprise. And GOD (yes, the organization; yes, the whole organization) help you if you bring harm to one he knows personally.
  • Healing Factor: It wasn't used too overtly in the TV show (likely related to the level of 70's special effects they were budgeted for), but Amazon heals much faster than a normal human, such that he can get into fist fights with clawed Beastmen without transforming.
  • Henshin Hero: Although unlike the other Riders, his body is mystically augmented rather than mechanically - Amazon is actually biological, compared to his technological Rider brethren. (This brings up an interesting point about the word "Kaizou-Ningen", usually translated as "Cyborg" in English. "Kaizou" means to modify, in the sense of remodeling and improvement, and does not necessarily indicate doing so with artificial enhancements. Thus Amazon is in fact a "Kaizou-Ningen" like the other Riders, just not in a way that translates smoothly.)
  • The Hero: As one would expect. Particularly given, brutal fighting style aside, he's a pretty heroic guy.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Whenever bad things happen, the actual villains pull a Villain: Exit, Stage Left, and a wild, scantily-clad Hulk Speaker is the only person remaining at the scene, it sometimes doesn't go well for our hero. His good name is usually restored by the end of the episode... for the time being.
  • Hulk Speak: For the first dozen episodes or so before he gradually learns Japanese. This led to much communication problems during certain episodes.
  • Keet: Amazon appears to be this outside of battle, at least by the time of Kamen Rider Spirits.
  • Kiai: "GII GII GII GII GII!!!"

Tropes exclusive to him as Kamen Rider Amazon

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Amazon's blades, on the forearms of his gloves. They're very sharp, and more to the point, he's strong enough to do the cutting. Before he learned how to do a proper Rider Kick, Amazon's finisher was the Daisetsudan ("Great Cleave") which was responsible for the High-Pressure Blood below.
    • SPIRITS takes this to new levels - he can easily cut arms in two (right down the middle), and that picture up at the top? That's Salamander/Tokage-Roid learning the hard way that Amazon can cut heads in two as well. His Super Daisetsudan (available when Amazon combines the Gaga Armlet with the Gigi Armlet on his right arm for extra power) can cleave something the size of a T-Rex.
  • Cartoon Creature: While he doesn't look all that cartoony, Amazon's Animal Theme is very much ambiguous. Popular guesses are a piranha, a chameleon or a monitor lizard.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: The final battle with Emperor Zero mainly consists of Amazon walking up to him and taking him apart like a roast chicken. Justified as Amazon had both the Gigi Armlet and the Gaga Armlet at the time, which are supposed to grant their wielder great power.
  • Finishing Move: At first he didn't have one; it was just hack and slash until the Monster of the Week stopped moving. Eventually came his trademark Great Slice, a dramatic leap-and-slash move that results in High-Pressure Blood and a dramatic fall (but still no 'boom,' the monster was just left in its own juices.) Last and least-used was the Amazon Kick, your standard Rider Kick ending in your standard Toku monster kaboom. The Super Great Slice is the Great Slice when he's got both armlets, as seen once in Amazon and once in Decade. It's no different visually, but presumably its victims were tough enough to require it as opposed to lesser attacks.
  • Man Bites Man: One of the most preferred methods of Amazon. Parents actually complained about this, since it was easier for kids to imitate than the franchise's traditional Rider Kick.
  • Transformation Trinket: Amazon is one of the few Riders whose belt has nothing to do with transformation - it's actually a survival multi-tool he can use in human form. He transforms with the Gigi Armlet instead.

Tobei Tachibana

Portrayed by: Akiji Kobayashi

  • Cool Old Guy: While he's more of a Non-Action Guy in this series compared to the last 3, Tachibana does have his moments. He saves Amazon in episode 11 by shoulder checking the Snail monster, who had proven to be a near immovable foe.
  • The Engineer: He fits the older mentor archetype of one. In this series, Tachibana displays an affinity with machines, having become a professional motorcycle racer. He designs and constructs Amazon's bike all by himself. It's a pretty logical character progression, having been around the five previous riders, Tachibana eventually picked up a thing or to in order to better serve in the fight against evil.

Masahiko Okamura

Portrayed by: Yoji Matsuda

Ritsuko Okamura

Portrayed by: Mariko Matsuoka

Mole Beastman

Voiced by: Ryuji Saikachi

  • Defector from Decadence: The Mole Beastman turns to Amazon's side after Amazon saved him from execution. Considering the Big Bad's opinion was "die in battle or I'll kill you myself", getting shown mercy by his former enemy convinced him to perform a Heel–Face Turn.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Episode 12, when he sees that Amazon has captured one of the Mountain Women and is gathering firewood, Mole offers to help, thinking she'll be cooked and they can share a meal. Though the Mountain Women are Ambiguously Human at best.
  • Non-Action Guy: Post Heel–Face Turn Mole normally stays out of fights. He has assisted in other ways, mostly using his digging abilities to get Amazon out of tricky situations. In episode 13 he does directly step in to restrain the Beastman, and head-butts him away before he flees the scene.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Mole get's up to all sorts of silly antics after his Heel–Face Turn. Mostly acting childish indignant or suffering Amusing Injuries.
  • Sole Survivor: Toad Beastman calls him one, as Mole had outlived all of Gedon and their Beastmen.
  • Token Heroic Orc: The one Beastman who joins up with the heroes. Other Beastmen have allied with Amazon for selfish reasons, and certain humans willingly became monsters, but it's Mole who's the only one with any morals.


Ten-Faced Demon Gorgos

Portrayed by: Ritsuo Sawa

  • An Arm and a Leg: Amazon's finishing blow on him is cutting his arm clean off.
  • Bad Boss: Any and all minions will fight Kamen Rider to the death. If they retreat they are to be executed.
  • Big Bad: The leader of Geddon, Amazon's first enemy group.
  • Disk-One Final Boss: Amazon finally killed him in episode 14, only for Geddon to be replaced by the Garanda Empire lead by Great Emperor Zero.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Even by Kamen Rider standards, the's simply alien. A demon who's lower body is a giant head with multiple smaller faces across the crown of the head, each of which seem to have some degree of sapience.
  • Flight: His main means of transportation, given he doesn't have legs.
  • Large Ham: Be it the costumed monster atop the floating platform who bellows his orders whilst Milking the Giant Cow or the faces along the platform's base who compensate for their lack of body language by mugging and shouting dramatically, nothing about the Ten-Faced Demon Gorgos is subtle.
  • Mook Maker: Creates at least some of the Beastmen directly from his body.
  • Multiple Headcase: Each of the ten faces along his base have an independent consciousness separate from the main body, and on occasion even argue for him to change his mind.
  • One-Winged Angel: SIC Hero Saga and one of the video games shows what would've happened had he gotten the other Armlet: he gains a massive demonic body to match the head forming his lower body.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: It draws its energy from the consumption of Human Blood. Its faces turn red when powered up.

Great Emperor Zero

Portrayed by: Hirohisa Nakata

  • Anti-Magic: In the series finale, he reveals his spear can synchronize its energies with the Gigi Armlet and he easily de-morphs amazon.
  • Bad Boss: Not as eager as Gorgos, but it's still present. In episode 16, he threatens Diving Beetle Beastman with death should he fail his mission, and executes a nearby foot soldier to show that the threat isn't empty.
  • Body Double: To the Ruler aka the real Great Emperor Zero.
  • Decoy Leader: He introduces himself as the leader of the Garanda Empire, and seems to take Gorgos's position as Big Bad, but two episodes after his debut it becomes clear that he's only the acting commander and communicates with the true ruler of the Garanda Empire.
  • The Dragon: Leader of the Garanda Empire's invasion group. He's the one charged with the destruction of Amazon all at the behest of his ruler.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Ultimately killed by the spike trap he tried to use on Amazon earlier.
  • Mighty Glacier: When he finally comes around to fighting Amazon, he's revealed to be this. He's quite slow and Amazon easily dodges his attacks, but when a blow does connect Amazon is sent staggering.
  • Never Bring a Knife to a Fist Fight: With his spear Amazon easily dodges Zero's attacks, but when Amazon disarms him, Zero starts clobbering him. When Zero draws a sword, the fight rapidly goes downhill for him.

Ruler/True Great Emperor Zero

Portrayed by: Osamu Saka (voice), Hirohisa Nakata

  • Greater-Scope Villain: The true Great Emperor Zero who's been behind both Geddon and the Garanda empire. While Gorgos and Great Emperor Zero plot their campaigns, it was the Ruler who supplied them with the means and the soldiers.
  • In the Hood: When speaking to his Body Double Emperor Zero, he appears in a KKK-esqe cloak which is taken off by Amazon after his decoy's death.
  • The Man Behind the Man: After he is unmasked by Amazon, he reveals that he was behind both Garanda and Geddon.
  • Pet the Dog: A surprising one in episode 18 during his interactions with Great Emperor Zero. He simply dismisses a mission failure rather than going into You Have Failed Me territory.
    Ruler: Great Emperor Zero! You're Soft.
    Zero: My apologies.
    Ruler: No need. I will bring you an even better beastman! So you will be able to start a new mission!

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