These are the characters of the tokusatsu Kamen Rider Blade.
Kazuma Kenzaki/Kamen Rider Blade | Actor: Takayuki Tsubaki
Kenzaki was a man who was orphaned at 11 by a fire. Years later, the organization BOARD scouted him out, making him a candidate for Rider System-02, Blade. He displayed unusually high fusion coefficiency with the Undead involved in the Rider system, and eventually became the partner of Rider System-01's user, Sakuya Tachibana.
As the Battle Fight continues, Blade acquires the Rouse Absorber developed by Kei Karasuma, using it at first to assume Jack Form with the Category Jack of Spades Fusion Eagle, and then King Form, with the power of all 13 Category Spades Undead instead of merely the Category King of Spades Evolution Caucasus. This increased King Form's power at the cost of eventually turning Kenzaki himself into a Joker Undead. He uses this in the finale to allow Hajime/the Black Joker to continue living as a human, yet with him as the Navy Joker and to stay away from Hajime.
- All-Loving Hero: He is all too loud and can be quite ill tempered, but besides that is a nice person all around. This leads him to Take The Third Option, save everyone and preserve Hajime's human existence instead of sealing him as all the other Undead.
- All Your Powers Combined: Not only does King Form allow Blade access to all Category Six cards, giving him control of all four elements, it also uses the power of all thirteen Category Spades Undead.
- And then Kenzaki was an Undead: He put the Battle Fight to a stalemate by becoming the Joker himself to save Hajime so that the latter can live his life with the humans in the finale.
- Bash Brothers: He made a good team with Tachibana when they worked for BOARD and returns to that after they reconcile following Sayoko's death.
- BFS: King Rouzer.
- Blue Is Heroic: Notably Blade is the first Kamen Rider protagonist with a blue color on his suit.
- Cool Bike: Blue Spader, which can be enhanced to be even cooler using the Rouze cards to turn it into a bike with an electric field with Category Six Thunder Deer or go even faster with Category Nine Mach Jaguar.
- Dangerous Forbidden Technique: King Form slowly turns Kenzaki into a Joker the more he uses it. He uses this to his "advantage" by overusing it in the finale to save Hajime. Since two Jokers exist, the Battle Fight can continue indefinitely.
- Finishing Move
- Ace and Jack Form
- Lightning Blast: Combines the power of the Category Five Kick Locust and Category Six Thunder Deer to execute a lightning-powered flying side kick.
- Lightning Slash: Combines the power of the Category Two Slash Lizard and Category Six Thunder Deer to execute a lightning-powered slash with the Blay Rouzer.
- Lightning Sonic: Combines the power of the Category Five Kick Locust, Category Six Thunder Deer, and Category Nine Mach Jaguar to execute a high speed version of Lightning Blast.
- King Form
- Royal Straight Flush: King Form's most powerful finisher. Combines the Category Ten Time Scarab, Category Jack Fusion Eagle, Category Queen Absorb Capricorn, Category King Evolution Caucasus, and Category Ace Change Beetle to deliver a deadly strike with the King Rouzer.
- Straight Flush: Combines the Category Two Slash Lizard, Category Three Beat Lion, Category Four Tackle Boar, Category Five Kick Locust, and Category Six Thunder Deer to execute a double sword strike with the King Rouzer and Blay Rouzer.
- Four Cards: Combines all Category Six Cards (Thunder Deer, Fire Fly, Tornado Hawk, and Blizzard Polar) with the Category King Evolution Caucasus to deliver a powerful elemental slash.
- Ace and Jack Form
- The Hero: This is obvious as the story's main protagonist.
- Heroes Prefer Swords: The Blay Rouzer and King Rouzer. It's all in the name, after all.
- Ineffectual Loner: Before the show. After his parents died, he was cold and antisocial, and didn't have friends. He outright calls Kotaro his first. Over the course of the show, the exact opposite happens, with him reaching out to everyone.
- Irony: His Tackle Boar attack is almost always evaded by any enemy it's used against due to how predictable it is. The one time it does work is during the Hyper Battle DVD, where it's used against him by the fake Blade.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: His default form, Ace Form that has balanced stats and can be used for everything to mixed success.
- Kiai: Kenzaki shouts A LOT. Nearlyf every attack is punctuated by his screams, and he's become well-known for them by fans.Kenzaki: WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEEEEEEEEEEEY!
- Last-Name Basis: He is always adressed as Kenzaki. Only his family called him Kazuma.
- Made of Iron: Category Seven Metal Trilobite
- Meaningful Name: Called "Blade" because he uses Category Spade cards, aka "The Suit Of Swords".
- Motif: Hercules Beetle and the Suit of Spades. Eventually the cockroach, being the Joker.
- Panthera Awesome: Category Three Beat Lion and Category Nine Mach Jaguar.
- Power Gives You Wings: Jack Form.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Tachibana's blue, despite their suit's colors.
- Selective Magnetism: Category Eight Magnet Buffalo.
- Shock and Awe: Category Six Thunder Deer.
- Super Mode: King Form. It goes hand in hand with Dangerous Forbidden Technique as if he overuses it, he will become an Undead.
- Super Speed: Category Nine Mach Jaguar.
- Sword Plant: Whenever he executes a Finishing Move in Ace Form, Kenzaki tends to do this. Sometimes he'll even justify this by using the sword as a platform for extra height on his Rider Kicks.
- They Call Him "Sword": They call him Blade.
- Time Master: Category Ten Time Scarab
Hajime Aikawa/Kamen Rider Chalice | Actor: Ryoji Morimoto
A mysterious photographer living with the Kurihara family, with the ability to become a Kamen Rider. In reality, the alter ego of the Black Joker Undead, whose victory in the Battle Fight would cause The End of the World as We Know It. He uses the Category Ace of Hearts Change Mantis to assume the form of Kamen Rider Chalice, and the Category Two of Hearts Spirit Human to assume a human form. The combination of the Mantis Undead's fighting spirit and the Human Undead's compassion helped to control his natural impulses as the Joker. After witnessing a man's death at the hands of one of the Royal Club Undead, he vows to protect the man's family adopting the persona of Hajime Aikawa. After the Caucasus Undead steals most of his cards, including the Category Ace of Hearts Change Mantis, he begins to regress into his Joker form, with Leangle unsealing his cards in an attempt to control him. The Joker continues to rampage, however, until he acquires the Evolution Paradoxa card, allowing him to access Wild Form.
By series end, with all other Undead sealed, he regresses to his true nature as the Black Joker, dooming life on Earth. Eventually Kenzaki takes it upon himself to defeat Hajime, not by sealing him (though this provides the plot of the Missing Ace film), but by becoming a Joker himself, allowing Hajime to resume living as a human with the Kuriharas.
- Alien Blood: Green in his case, the main visual clue he is an Undead.
- Ambiguously Human: He is initially introduced as an unassuming tennant of Kuriharas, but it's soon revealed he has green blood and fights as Chalice. Not only he is an Undead, he is Black Joker.
- All Your Powers Combined: The Wild Card combines the powers of all the cards in the Suit of Hearts.
- Anti Anti Christ: His victory in the Battle Royale will lead to the destruction of all life on Earth, whether he wants to or not.
- Becoming the Mask: Hajime, who assumed the appearance of the Human Undead and found himself enjoying his new life with the Kuriharas.
- Bifurcated Weapon: Wild Slasher, which can used as a bow or be split into two kama.
- Blow You Away: Category Six Tornado Hawk.
- Cool Bike: The Shadow Chaser, used as a prototype for the BOARD-made bikes.
- Death Glare: The peak of his Perpetual Frowner attitude he reserves for people who get too close. He gets some truly scary expression when his insticts react to the Undead active in the area or worse, when that Undead specifically calls out to him.
- Deflector Shields: Category Eight Reflect Moth.
- The Dreaded: Undead flee from him in Joker form.
- Deuteragonist: While he's the series' Third Rider, Hajime's relationship with Kenzaki is the most important relationship the latter has in the series. He receives second billing in the main credits, is the only Rider in the series to receive a Final Form (Wild Chalice) other than Kenzaki, and much like Kamen Rider Kabuto years later, his actor is the singer for the series' Final Form Battle Theme (take it a try). As an added parallel, both Blade's and Chalice's elements complement each other, representing the pair of Japanese gods, Raijin and Fuujin.
- Eldritch Abomination: Being the Joker Undead, he is massively more powerful than any of the other Undeads, and his victory in the Battle Fight guarantees the end of the world. Design-wise he also one of the more unnerving appearances, with a moveable jaw and ghastly white skin coloration.
- Flight: Category Four Float Dragonfly.
- Finishing Move:
- Ace Form:
- Spinning Wave: Combines the Category Three Chop (Hammer)Head and Category Six Tornado Hawk to execute a wind-based karate chop.
- Spinning Attack: Combines the Category Five Drill Shell and Category Six Tornado Hawk to execute a wind-based corkscrew kick.
- Spinning Dance: Combines the Category Four Float Dragonfly, Category Five Drill Shell, and Category Six Tornado Hawk to execute a variation on the Spinning Attack.
- Wild Form. Wild Cyclone: An energy wave fired from the Wild Slasher.
- Ace Form:
- Greater-Scope Villain: While the other Undead and Hiroshi Tennoji set up the events of the plot, it is the Joker's existence that threatens life on Earth.
- Green Thumb: Category Seven Bio Plant.
- Healing Factor: Category Nine Recovery Camel
- Ineffectual Loner: He tries to be cold and antisocial, but the combined influences of the Spirit Card, Amane's attachment and Kenzaki's attempts to reach out to him all make his cold facade crumble.
- Intrigued by Humanity: This is supposedly his reason for agreeing to look after Kuriharas. The most interesting thing to him is that humans care and act selflessly, unlike Undead, who are self centered pragmatists by default, even if exceptions exist.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Ace form has balanced out offense and defense stats as default/starting forms usually do.
- Meaningful Name: Called Chalice because he's of the Suit of Cups, and also because the Mantis Undead he's using to assume Rider Form was also called Chalice.
- Hajime means beginning, an ironic name for someone supposed to cause The End of the World as We Know It.
- Motif: Mantis, Suit of Hearts, and the cockroach, when being the Joker.
- Perpetual Frowner: Early into the story he treats everyone with hostile attitude and Death Glares. He is considerably more mellow around Kuriharas, though.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: His form of the Black Joker is kept sealed by the spirits of Human and Mantis Undead.
- Super Mode: Wild Form.
- Swiss Army Weapon: Chalice Arrow, which can serve as a bow, a two-bladed weapon or a knuckle, aside from functioning as his Rouzer to access his cards' powers.
- Threatening Shark: Category Three Chop (Hammer)Head.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: The Chalice Buckle can be used to facilitate this; Hajime normally uses it to transform into his Rider form or his human form, but it can be used to transform into other Category Heart Undead.
- Weapon of Choice: Wild Slasher, a bow/blade combo.
- What Is This Feeling?: His grasp on feelings is limited at best and he doesn't understand why humans care about each other even though he himself cares about Haruka and Amane. When Kenzaki offers to help him, his first reaction is to ask what he would receive from that.
- He even asks this nearly verbatim when feeling sad after leaving the Kuriharas for a time to protect them.
- When He Smiles: His human side definitely shines through at that moment.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He seems to be unable to stop himself from destroying all life, but ultimately he's forced to do so. Until Kenzaki intervenes...
- Wild Card: Literally and figuratively. Aside from nobody knowing his motives at the beginning of the series and switching on and off between being a normal hero and an Anti-Hero, he's the Joker Undead (which is the card usually called the wild card) and his final form is even called Wild Form.
Sakuya Tachibana/Kamen Rider Garren | Actor: Kousei Amano
Sakuya Tachibana was the second person chosen by BOARD to use the Rider System-01, Garren, after the first user Go Kiryu was determined to be too incompatible. Tachibana fears that continuous use of the system would erode his DNA, which is why he attacked Kei Karasuma, seemingly releasing Undead and betraying BOARD.
Later, he manages to be manipulated by Isaka/Peacock Undead for the latter's sinister plans, until it is revealed that Isaka killed his girlfriend Sayoko Fukasawa. With this he defeats the Undead and in repentance takes Mutsuki/Leangle under his wing. In the Final Battle, he fights the Category King of Diamonds Giraffa, until it ends with Garren nowhere to be seen and the Giraffa Undead sealed. But returns in the finale.
- Bash Brothers: He made a good team with Kenzaki when they worked for BOARD and returns to that after they reconcile following Sayoko's death.
- Bat Out of Hell: Category Eight Scope Bat.
- BFG: His SIC-only King◊ form wields one.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: When under Isaka's control. He doesn't listen to anything but the order given and doesn't react to anything else but extreme circumstances.
- Broken Pedestal: Kenzaki really looked up to him as BOARD's senior rider. Their relationship got complicated after Tachibana's apparent betrayl of BOARD and seriously hurt him.
- Deal with the Devil: He takes up Isaka's offer to make him stronger and fearless. He didn't know neither that it would give Isaka a mental leash through which he could control him nor that it's addictive and fatal.
- Doppelgänger Attack: Category Nine Gemini Zebra.
- Finishing Move:
- Burning Smash: Combines the Category Five Drop Whale and the Category Six Fire Fly to execute a fire-powered drop kick.
- Burning Divide: Combines the Category Five Drop Whale, Category Six Fire Fly, and Category Nine Gemini Zebra to execute a fire-powered drop kick that produces a clone, granting additional power.
- Burning Shot: Combines the Category Two Bullet Armadillo, Category Four Rapid Pecker, and Category Six Fire Fly to shower foes with multiple flame bullets.
- Two unnamed combos, one combining the Category Six Fire Fly and Category Three Upper Frog to deliver a fire-powered uppercut, and one combining the Category Two Bullet Armadillo and Category Six Fire Fly for shooting fireballs at the enemy.
- Glass Cannon: Jack Form, which also counts as his Super Mode.
- The Gunslinger: Once an Episode. He is a gun toting Kamen Rider. Of course he does something cool.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Sayoko. He feels guilty for not being able to stop Isaka from killing her. This leads to him taking Mutsuki in as an atonement.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Ace Form.
- The Lancer: Being the series' resident Second Rider, he served as a foil to Kenzaki.
- Last-Name Basis: Everyone calls him Tachibana. Even his girlfriend!
- Lost Lenore: Sayoko supported him and researched Isaka's means of controlling him and her words motivated Tachibana to fight the control. Needless to say, it didn't end well for her.
- Meaningful Name: Called Garren (Galleon) because he's of the Suit of Coins.
- Mentor Archetype: He does his best to make Mutsuki a proper Kamen Rider and help him overcome the Spider Undead's control, but to mixed reasults that are not improved by Mutsuki himself.
- Motif: Stag Beetle and the Suit of Diamonds.
- Older and Wiser: He has been a Kamen Rider for longer than Kenzaki, who looks up to him greatly before Tachibana's apparent betrayl of BOARD.
- Playing with Fire: Category Six Fire Fly.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Kenzaki's red, despite their choice of colors.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Isaka kills Sayoko, he goes on one. He finishes it by taking down the previously undefeatable Peacock Undead.
- Swiss Army Weapon: His Garren Rouzer already allows him to access his abilities aside from being a gun, but Jack Form transforms it into a gunblade for melee combat.
Mutsuki Kamijo/Kamen Rider Leangle | Actor: Takahiro Houjou
Mutsuki is a troubled highschool boy chosen by the evil Spider Undead to become Leangle. Unlike the other two BOARD-based Rider Systems, Leangle has no access to Jack Form, yet can unseal Undead to aid in battle. While his Ace Undead is evil, his Royal Club Undead seem to be kind: Category Jack/Elephant Undead does not wish to fight much (until he finds out the limits of his enemies' power), Category Queen/Tiger Undead has a strong sense of justice, and the pacifist Category King/Tarantula Undead aids the Riders in his human persona Noboru Shima.
With the sacrifices of the Tiger and Tarantula Undeads, Mutsuki is able to overcome the Spider Undead's evil influence. With Garren nowhere to be found after the Giraffa Undead's unsealing, he assists Blade in dealing with the Darkroaches as Blade himself goes and faces Hajime as the Joker.
- Blade on a Stick: Leangle Rouzer.
- Blood Knight: The Spider Undead will fight anything and anyone at any point, even long after it has been sealed. Saying that it's problematic for Mutsuki whose body it uses to realize these wishes would be a major understatement.
- Brainwashed and Crazy/More Than Mind Control: Spider Undead's control of him usually falls into these tropes. It can directly take over Mutsuki's body, but its grip is too fragile to mantain in battle for extended periods of time. So he whispers in Mutsuki's mind, pressures him into following selfish desires and slowly takes firmer grip on his body and mind through his own insecurities.
- Can't Catch Up: While his Ace Form is the most powerful of all Riders, he lacks a Super Mode.
- The Chosen One: He was picked by the Spider Undead as the perfect user for the Leangle belt. Mutsuki wanted to be a chosen one and considers it his fate, but he hadn't expected the fate to twist and get him possessed by a blood thirty monster that keeps on snuffing out his self with each day. Still, he accepts his fate as it is.
- Comes Great Responsibility: Tachibana has rightfully accused him of treating the fight as collectible card game. Mutsuki is a good kid at heart, but has a problem with needing to prove his strength to himself and by extension everyone around so he naturally doesn't always think with people's best interests or strategically at all.
- The Corruptor: Spider Undead tries to take stronger hold of him by poisoning his mind and forcing him to give in his own desires. Much of Mutsuki's problems stem from the fact he doubts himself and is not as selfless as Kenzaki or Tachibana.
- Death of Personality: Spider Undead is bleeding into his mind, blurring the line between them so it's hard to say what was done by Mutsuki under the influence and what was done by Spider Undead. One of his lucid moments has Mutsuki tell Tachibana he is afraid that the Spider Undead will completely destroy his self and obtain absolute control of his body and mind.
- Demonic Possession: By Category Ace Spider Undead that can grab control of people if they so much as look at the card it is sealed in. Being its Chose One means only suffering for Mutsuki.
- Finishing Move:
- Blizzard Crush: Combines the power of Category Five Bite Cobra and Category Six Blizzard Polar to execute an ice-based scissors kick.
- Blizzard Gale: Combines the power of Category Three Screw Mole and Category Six Blizzard Polar to execute an ice-based punch.
- Blizzard Venom: Combines the power of Category Four Rush Rhinoceros, Category Six Blizzard Polar, and Category Eight Poison Scorpion to deliver an icy poisoned strike with the Leangle Rouser.
- An Ice Person: Category Six Blizzard Polar.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: In Missing Ace movie. He tries to move on with his life, and was quite upset when Kenzaki and Kotaro tell him that Undead might return.
- Irony: Spider Undead was sealed by Tachibana on the order of Isaka/Peacock Undead who was trying to create a perfect rider. Despite all the time and effort he has invested into creating the Leangle belt and arranging for Spider Undead to be sealed, he never got to see said rider, let alone use him, as he was sealed by Tachibana shortly after. Still, his influence stretches much further into the story
- Motif: Spider and the Suit of Clubs.
- Lightning Bruiser: His Ace Form has the best stats of the four. Comparatively, his SIC-figure-only Jack and King forms are...
- Mighty Glacier: Not seen in-show, but the stats and appearance of his SIC-only Jack◊ and King◊ forms indicate that it trades speed and agility (Leangle Jack's jump height is listed less than one-fifth of Blade Jack's!) for sheer overwhelming power. Additionally, unlike the other Jack forms (not counting Chalice's Wolf Undead form) it lacks the ability to fly.
- Mind Rape: Spider Undead deals it out in heaps and Mutsuki rarely has enough willpower to at least slow it down. He describes it to Tachibana as it tirelessly whispering in his mind, forcing him to fight and kill.
- Meaningful Name: Called Leangle because he's of the Suit of Wands, the clubs.
- Panthera Awesome: Category Queen Absorb Tiger.
- Poisonous Person: Category Eight Poison Scorpion.
- Smoke Out: Category Nine Smog Squid.
- Smug Snake: While influenced by the Spider Undead.
- Summon Magic: Category Ten Remote Tapir; allows Leangle to unseal an Undead to aid him.
- They Call Him "Sword": They call him Leangle.
- This Is a Drill: The card combo Category Three Screw Mole and Category Four Rush Rhinoceros makes the Leangle Rouzer one.
Shiori Hirose | Actor: Yumi Egawa
One of the few remaining BOARD members after the attack on the organization, she sets up a command post at Kotaro's residence in order to help Kenzaki track down the Undead.
- Brainy Brunette: Naturally, as a BOARD scientist. She understands the technical parts of the Rider technology and functions as the mission control.
- Beleaguered Assistant: Her help with fighting Undead puts her up as a sidekick, not assistant. She is nearly constantly annoyed with Kenzaki and Kotaro and occasionally with other people and stuff going on.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Arguably, after the reveal that her father Yoshito programmed the Trial B Undead to watch her, assuming himself as a disguise.
- Mission Control: Sort of. Using the Undead Searcher she instructs Kenzaki on where to find Undead once they attack people.
- It's All My Fault: She thinks that since her father took part in releasing the Undead to save her and her mother, she is also guilty.
- Perpetual Frowner: Her most usual expression is a scowl of annoyment or concentration. She smiles... rarely, that's for sure. It matches her attitude of Beleaguered Assistant.
- Super Strength: One thing, she is stronger than Kotaro. Other thing, she can haul several crates of milk bottle at once without breaking a sweat and tilt a fridge by pushing with a one hand and no effort at all.
- Team Mom: Her usual attitude towards Kotaro and Kenzaki. A bossy, angry mom, but cares about them more than she shows.
Kotaro Shirai | Actor: Terunosuke Takezai
An aspiring writer with whom Kenzaki moves in after the latter failed to pay his rent. He likes drinking milk.
- Comically Missing the Point: Hirose warns him that he will turn into a cow (which she considers terrible) if he keeps on drinking so much milk, he just answers it'll be cool because he can drink his own milk then.
- Distressed Dude: Let's just say that he fell in love with the wrong woman.
- Landlord: Technically, he is Kenzaki and Shiori's landlord as they live in his house. He doesn't act that way and they admit to be freeloaders.
- The Load: He considers himself this because of his status as the Non-Action Guy and it drives him crazy with despair sometimes.
- Nerves of Steel: Actually has much more courage than he would ever think. He put himself between two fighting riders to stop them and would rather let an Undead strangle him than have Kenzaki surrender his belt.
- Non-Action Guy: He does everything he can to help the Kamen Riders but he is not fighter, or scientist, so his scope is somewhat limited. He can deliver a good pep talk or be extra hands or legs for someone (usually Hirose).
- Real Men Wear Pink: He doesn't mind wearing pink shirts on occasion.
- Refused by the Call: Noone of the Category Ace Undead would fuse with him, so he can't be a Kamen Rider. He is not a scientist. No matter how desperately he would want to be helpful, stronger and relevant to the struggle between humans and Undead.
- Team Chef: For the household and the people who pass through like Tachibana. His cooking is pretty good, but can have lapses in quality if he feels too bad about something. Like having his heart broken by an Undead.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He orders milk by the crate and has a full fridge of bottles.
Haruka Kurihara | Actor: Kaori Yamaguchi
Kotaro's sister and Amane's mother.
Amane Kurihara | Actor: Hikari Kajiwara
A young girl who befriends Hajime, and makes the mysterious man discover what it is to be human.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Downplayed example. She is a good kid, but tends to pout or misbehave when not given what she wants or when someone (mostly Hajime) annoys her.
- Delinquent: Became one in the Missing Ace film, since Hajime was sealed by Kenzaki prior to the film.
- Disappeared Dad: Her father was fatally wounded by an Undead and asked Hajime to take care of his family.
- Morality Pet: To Hajime, but became a Delinquent in the Missing Ace film when he is not around.
The Board Of Archaeological Research Department developed technology to combat the Undead, making the first two Rider Systems and their support gear. Is destroyed in the first episode after Tachibana's apparent betrayal.
Kei Karasuma | Actor: Kazuhiro Yamaji
A professor who created the Rider Systems 01 (Garren) and 02 (Blade), as well as 03 (Leangle) under the directions of Isaka the Peacock Undead. He entrusted the Rouse Absorbers to Noboru Shima, despite knowing of the latter's nature as an Undead. He also knows of the secret that Blade's King Form has...
Yoshito Hirose | Actor: Junichi Haruta
Shiori's father, who unsealed the Undead, seemingly being killed in the process. Turns up later seemingly alive, only for him to be revealed as the Trial B Undead, originally programmed by the real Yoshito Hirose to protect his daughter. However, Tennoji reprogrammed him to monitor the Battle Fight, but after sacrificing himself to protect Shiori from Trial G, he remembers his true purpose.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Trial B, like all other Trial Undead.
Hiroshi Tennoji | Actor: Koji Moritsugu
Chairman of the BOARD organization. Set up the Battle Fight in his favor, and created the hybrid Undead Category Ace Kerberos, wishing to use it to rule the world. While he manages to create (and eventually fuse) with Kerberos, he is killed by the Giraffa Undead after his defeat at the hands of the Riders.
- Big Bad: While not the final villain, everything bad in the series is pretty much his fault.
- A God Am I: His ultimate goal is to win the Battle Fight and gain the power to reshape the world in his own image.
- The Man Behind the Monsters: Controls some of the Undead directly and a few of the Trials, but arranged the release of all of them in the first place.
- One-Winged Angel: Merges with the Kerberos Undead in order to be the victor of the Battle Fight.
- Villainous Breakdown: He has a complete mental breakdown upon his defeat, ranting about his "new world" and how the two remaining Undead must be sealed so it can happen.
- Walking Spoiler: Pretty hard to talk about him without mentioning his role later on.
Undead are the kaijin of the show. There are 52 or rather, 53 Undead each competing in the Battle Fight, with the victor's species gaining dominance over the world. The winner of the previous Battle Fight ten thousand years ago was the Human Undead, resulting in the dominance of humanity.
Most of the "numbered" Undead are only capable of speaking their own language; however, those belonging to the so-called Royal Club can take on human disguise and speak human languages like Japanese. Their motivations are diverse and complex, from one fond of humanity (Tarantula Undead/Noboru Shima) to one with very sinister designs (Spider Undead).
- Agony Beam: Isaka/The peacock Undead can torture the other Undead this way.
- Bat Out of Hell: Category Eight of Diamonds Bat Undead.
- Bears Are Bad News: Category Six of Clubs Polar Undead.
- Bee Afraid: Category Two of Clubs Bee Undead.
- Beware the Nice Ones: The Tarantula Undead aka the King of Clubs, is perhaps one of the nicest characters in the series. The biggest example though is the Human Undead, an incredibly kind person who is merely the 2 of Hearts... Yet he was the one who won the last Battle Fight, even sealing THE JOKER HIMSELF.
- Bewitched Amphibians: Category Three of Diamonds Frog Undead.
- Complete Immortality: The Undead cannot die, only be sealed.
- Creepy Centipedes: Category Ten of Hearts Centipede Undead.
- Electric Jellyfish: Category Seven of Clubs Jellyfish Undead.
- Extreme Omni-Goat: Category Queen of Spades Capricorn Undead.
- Flies Equals Evil: Category Six of Diamonds Fly Undead.
- Full-Boar Action: Category Four of Spades Boar Undead.
- Hell Hound: Artifical Undead Kerberos.
- Hollywood Chameleons: Category Ten of Diamonds Chameleon Undead.
- Honorable Elephant: Category Jack of Clubs Elephant Undead.
- Horsing Around: Category Nine of Diamonds Zebra Undead.
- Japanese Beetle Brothers: Category Ace of Spades Beetle Undead and Category Ace of Diamonds Stag Undead. Also Category King of Spades Caucasus Undead and Category King of Diamonds Giraffa Undead.
- King of Beasts: Category Three of Spades Lion Undead.
- Lethal Joke Character: Somehow, the extremely lowly Human Undead was the one that won the previous Battle Fight. What makes this even more amazing is Hajime said the Human Undead sealed him the last time. Somehow the Human Undead sealed the Joker!
- Lizard Folk: Category Two of Spades Lizard Undead.
- A Load of Bull: Category Eight of Spades Buffalo Undead.
- Macabre Moth Motif: Category Eight of Hearts Moth Undead.
- The Marvelous Deer: Category Six of Spades Deer Undead.
- Medusa: Category Queen of Diamonds Serpent Undead.
- Mole Men: Category Three of Clubs Mole Undead.
- Mythology Gag: Not only is there the Spider Undead, serving as a minor antagonist throughout the series, but the first Undead we see Garren and Blade fight is the Bat Undead. Both are references to the first Kamen Rider monsters.
- Noble Bird of Prey: Category Jack of Spades Eagle Undead and Category Six of Hearts Hawk Undead.
- Non-Lethal K.O.: Undead are sealed instead of being killed . This is justified, as they literally cannot die. Kamen Rider Decade averts this though.
- Panthera Awesome: Category Queen of Clubs Tiger Undead and Category Nine of Spades Jaguar Undead.
- Plant Person: Category Seven of Hearts Plant Undead and Category Queen of Hearts Orchid Undead.
- Rhino Rampage: Category Four of Clubs Rhinoceros Undead.
- Sapient Cetaceans: Category Five of Diamonds Whale Undead.
- Scarab Power: Category Ten of Spades Scarab Undead.
- Scary Scorpions: Category Eight of Clubs Scorpion Undead.
- Seldom-Seen Species: Category Two of Diamonds Armadillo Undead and Category Ten of Clubs Tapir Undead.
- Slaying Mantis: Category Ace of Hearts Mantis Undead and Category King of Hearts Paradoxa Undead.
- The Smurfette Principle: Three out of four Undead are female, all of the Category Queen. Except for the Capricorn/Queen of Spades Undead, who is male.
- Spiders Are Scary: Category Ace of Clubs Spider Undead and Category King of Clubs Tarantula Undead.
- The Starscream: Giraffa Undead. He kills Tennoji off after deciding to be the last Undead remaining in the Battle Fight, manipulating the Riders to defeat him.
- The Swarm: Category Five of Spades Locust Undead.
- Tentacled Terror: Category Nine of Clubs Squid Undead.
- Threatening Shark: Category Three of Hearts Hammerhead Undead.
- Toothy Bird: Category Four of Diamonds Pecker Undead.
- Turtle Power: Category Seven of Diamonds Tortoise Undead.
- Expy: An in-series example, as all 3 are based on the TV Riders - Glaive to Blade, Larc of Garren and Chalice, and Lance of Leangle.
Junichi Shimura/Kamen Rider Glaive/Albino Joker Undead/Jashin 14 Actor: Yuuki KurotaThe first of the 3 Kerberos Riders, notable for using the original Change Kerberos card. In reality, he's a second Joker Undead, having hidden in the shadows during the events of the TV series.
- Anti-Christ: Unlike Hajime, who didn't want to end the World, Junichi has no such qualms.
- Big Bad: Of Missing Ace.
- Cool Sword: The Glaive Rouzer, which itself is based on the Blay Rouzer.
- Evil All Along: Presents himself as a hero at first. In reality, he's the film's Big Bad.
- Evil Counterpart: To Kenzaki/Blade. In terms of power sets, Glaive's power was based on Blade's, making this somewhat intentional.
- Finishing Move: Gravity Slash, using the Mighty Gravity Rouze Card.
- Light Is Not Good: The Albino Joker and Jashin 14 are both mostly white. But they're definitely evil.
- Logical Weakness: Power-wise, he's as strong as Blade's base form. However, since he lacks a Rouze Absorber, he lacks a counter for Blade Jack Form.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Due to spending the majority of his time in the shadows in the timeline Missing Ace came to be, he didn't fight as much as the other Undead, leading him to become this trope in comparison to Hajime, who did fight...but due to having been sealed for a while in the backstory of Missing Ace, was seriously weakened by the time the two fought in that movie.
- Walking Spoiler: Try discussing him without mentioning his true role in the movie.
Natsumi Miwa/Kamen Rider Larc Actor:Yoko MitsuyaThe second of the 3 Kerberos Riders, using a copy of the Change Kerberos Card.
- Cool Guns: The Larc Rouzer, based on Garren and Chalice's weapons.
- Finishing Move: Ray Bullet, using the Mighty Ray Rouze Card.
- Red Herring: Early on, it's hinted she's the villain of Missing Ace. Then she gets killed by the real villain, Junichi Shimura.
- The Smurfette Principle: Of the 3 Kerberos Riders, and of all 7 Blade Riders, she's the only female.