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    Souji Tendou/Kamen Rider Kabuto 

Souji Tendou/Kamen Rider Kabuto

  • The Ace: He's good at everything, so much that he's the Patron Saint of this trope.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He's easily the most talented Rider in the show in terms of fighting skills, which he does not hesitate to point out to others, seeing himself as the only decent Rider. He's also not above seeing himself as the best at any other activity and will not hesitate in participating in sports as long as his own team gets excluded so that he can do it by himself.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Borders on a Knight Templar Big Brother, he's very protective of Juka and Hiyori.
  • Blood Knight: In The Movie, he joins forces with Neo-ZECT just so he can get a chance to fight ZECT's strongest soldier.
  • The Casanova: Bested Daisuke in a dating competition and has made a few of his grandmother quotes regarding the beauty of women.
  • The Chessmaster: During the events of The Movie, set in a post apocalyptic setting, he purposefully stirs up fights between the ZECT and Neo-ZECT Riders, in order to lure out the legendary Golden Rider Caucasus and take a hold of his Hyper Zecter. He then uses the Hyper Zecter to travel back in time and prevent The End of the World as We Know It. (or at least minimizing the damage of said disaster)
  • Catchphrase:
    • "The man who walks the path of Heaven, and rules over all." note 
    • "Grandmother said this..." note 
  • The Chosen One: And boy, does he like to repeatedly establish this!
  • The Comically Serious: Tendou keeps a stoic demeanor even during the goofier parts of the show, adding a lot to the comedy. Best illustrated during the Hyper Battle video.
  • Dark Secret: Refuses to reveal where he got the Rider System from, his connection to it, and why he is so set on protecting Hiyori.
  • Declaration of Protection: The only reason why Tendou is involved with the fight against the Worms and has been training for years to prove himself worthy of the Kabuto Zecter is to protect Hiyori.
  • Finishing Move:
    • Rider Form: Rider Kick
    • Hyper Form: Hyper Kick
    • The Perfect Zecter has 6 different finishing attacks that were shown in the series.
  • A God Am I: A rare benevolent variation of this trope.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's far from the nicest Rider in the series, but he's anything but villainous.
  • Gratuitous French: Displays the ability to speak French in the first and last episode.
  • The Hero: The titular protagonist of the series.
  • Heroic BSoD: Goes through one when Hiyori decides not to stay with him and plans to sacrifice himself to save her from the Timespace.
  • It's All About Me: Considering he is the main Rider of the show, this is justified with the attitude to boot.
  • Japanese Beetle Brothers: With Kagami.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Around halfway, or even earlier if you look hard enough, Tendou begins to show more signs that he actually cares about those around him despite his attitude. Most notable throughout the entire series with Yuka and eventually with Hiyori, more obvious when you find out she's Tendou's "sister." Kagami might be one, too. To some degree.
  • Light Is Good: His powers are light based when he becomes Hyper Kabuto.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Even in human form, this guy's reflexes are insane.
  • Narcissist: He's a positive example of this trope, surpassing other similar egocentric characters such as Yaguruma, Tsurugi, and Daisuke.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: When Juka receives a phone call from her friend asking for dating advice, Tendou immediately assumes that Juka has a boyfriend and freaks out.
  • Not So Stoic: Try putting your finger into a fish without shouting in the credits of the movie. And speaking of the film, he loses it and grieves after Hiyori dies, making him a Tragic Hero in the process. Eventually fades from existence knowing full-well that Hiyori will be saved.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Kagami's red. Ironically, his Rider suit is red (but his eyes are blue) while Kagami has a blue suit (with red eyes)
  • The Stoic: It takes a lot to elicit an emotional reaction out of him.
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    Arata Kagami/Kamen Rider Gatack 

Arata Kagami/TheBee II (Episodes 10-11)/Kamen Rider Gatack

  • Butt-Monkey: Oh boy. Whenever he's on the job, and Tendo happens to be there and his plans while on the job is... the opposite of what he expects. Even as a Rider, he's still one.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: He can't bring himself to tell anyone that Tsurugi is really a Worm.
  • Cool Sword: Gatack Double Calibur.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: After becoming Gatack, he kicks just as much ass as Tendou.
    Sou Yaguruma 

Sou Yaguruma/TheBee I (Episodes 7-9, God Speed Love)/Kamen Rider KickHopper

  • A Father to His Men: He was this back when he was TheBee...until his obsession with beating Tendou made him unworthy of the Zecter.
  • Ax-Crazy: Goes crazy after his obsession with beating Tendou gets the better of him.
  • Blood Brothers: With Kageyama.
  • Berserk Button: Don't ever laugh at his partner, or you'll regret it.
  • The Bus Came Back: Was Put on a Bus for a while and returned as KickHopper, sporting a grimly nihilistic view on life and a whole new wardrobe.
  • Catchphrase: “Have you laughed at me?”
  • Extremity Extremist: Fights with his legs after becoming KickHopper.
  • Finishing Move: Rider Kick.
  • Light Is Not Good: He shows some less than heroic traits as TheBee when Tendou starts to outperform him.
  • The Perfectionist: His "Kanzen Chouwa" note  philosophy. Gets deconstructed when his obsession to remove Tendou out of the equation got the best of him, and subsequently Kageyama taking over.
    Shun Kageyama 

Shun Kageyama/TheBee III (Episodes 13-33, 44)/Kamen Rider PunchHopper

    Daisuke Kazama/Kamen Rider Drake 

Daisuke Kazama/Kamen Rider Drake

    Tsurugi Kamishiro/Kamen Rider Sasword 

Tsurugi Kamishiro/Kamen Rider Sasword

  • Catchphrase:
    • "The man who swings a sword in the name of God." note 
    • "I am the man who stands/will stand at the Zenith of ____" note  (Where ____ is whatever activity he's come across at a given point in time).
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He was always a little disconnected from normal life from the beginning, but he just got goofier as the series went on.
  • Combat Tentacles: Blood Vessels, available only in Masked Form.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: For Misaki. Parodied with how far and what he's willing to do to impress her.
  • It's All About Me: His ego is approximately the size of Tendou's.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: He's hellbent on destroying the Worms, especially after his sister's death. However...
  • Large Ham: KaGAmi!
  • Mundane Object Amazement: Tends to get excited over everyday food by mispronouncing their names and declaring them as exotic cuisine.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: In the second half of the series Tsurugi becomes the most frequent source of laughs on the show.
  • Rich Idiot with No Day Job: He seems to have nothing better to do than hang around in his mansion all day and/or kill Worms when ZECT asks him to. Then it turns out that he's totally bankrupt and he lost his only source of income when he quit taking orders from ZECT.
  • Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: Having lived in luxury for his whole life, Tsurugi's not so great when it comes to "common sense".
  • Sad Clown
  • Spoiled Sweet: He doesn't know much about the world outside of the nobility since he was "raised to be an emperor" all his life. However, he appreciates the life lessons he learned from Jiiya, his friendship with Kagami and Juuka, and his crush on Misaki.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: The Scorpio Worm.
  • Tastes Like Chicken: He's one of the only people who can stomach Renge's cooking and actually enjoy it.
  • That Man Is Dead: Pulls this when Tendou calls him by his name during his Face–Heel Turn, justified in the fact that the real Tsurugi is dead.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: The Scorpio Worm, which he's spent much of his life hunting, turns out to be himself — the real Tsurugi Kamishiro was killed years ago by the Scorpio Worm, which then mimicked him so perfectly he forgot what he really was.
  • The Tragic Rose: Abhors roses because it reminds him of his sister's death.
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    Kamen Rider Dark Kabuto 

Kamen Rider Dark Kabuto

  • Always Someone Better: Tendou is able to read all of his moves and acknowledges that he will never be as good as him.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Though he has the body of a 20-year-old, he still has the mindset of a child.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Sacrifices himself in the finale to kill Negishi.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Mishima brought him up with the sole purpose of testing the Rider System and eventually replacing Tendou.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: There was no real reason for him to sacrifice himself to kill Negishi, since he was just a regular Native and wouldn't have stood a chance against the Riders.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: He still can't bring himself to forgive Hiyori after she abandons him for Tendou.

ZECT

    Shuichi Tadakoro 

Shuichi Tadakoro

    Yuzuki Misaki 

Yuzuki Misaki

  • Action Girl: Misaki's capable of fighting as long as she isn't hit by the Distress Ball. In later episodes, she appears to be more of a Faux Action Girl.
  • Big Eater: Misaki is often seen eating large bowls of ramen whenever she is having lunch with Kagami.
  • Bridge Bunnies: Plays this on occasion with Tadakoro.
  • Distressed Damsel: Aside from one episode, where Misaki is posing as a phantom thief to catch the attention of a Worm, she often needs to be saved by Kabuto, Gatack, or Sasword. It gets a little ridiculous when you see she's capable of fighting.
  • Last-Name Basis: No one calls her by her first name, Yuzuki.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Kagami.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Near the end of the series, she decides to side with Kagami instead of ZECT.
  • Tsundere: Misaki gets very flustered around Tsurugi, but later warms up to him.
    Renge Takatori 

Renge Takatori

  • Cute Bruiser: Very cute. Very dangerous.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Despite all the military training Renge has undergone, she's very clumsy. A lot of her time at Bistro La Salle consists of cooking poorly or tripping over.
  • Genki Girl: After Renge starts working at Bistro La Salle, she's shown to be energetic and perky.
  • Lethal Chef: Unless your name is Tsurugi and Tendo's evil twin.
  • Razor Floss: Proficient with it.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Hiyori's actress, Yui Satonaka, developed health issues and took a break after filming for The Movie ended. As a result, Renge was written in shortly after Hiyori was Put on a Bus to introduce the Hyper Zector, and took her place in Bistro La Salle.
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    Riku Kagami 

Riku Kagami

  • Big Bad: In the movie, where he willingly made a deal with the Worms to allow them to invade.
  • Big Good: He's in charge of the offensive against the Worms, though he can be aloof at times.
  • The Brigadier:
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Has a tendency to go on tangents where he quotes the Bible or talks about Bach or Beethoven.
  • Dark Secret: Keeps it under wraps that he and Tendou's father chose their own sons to wield the Rider System before they were even born.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In God Speed Love he and the rest of the inner circle of ZECT sell out humanity to the Next-Worms.
  • Good All Along: Unlike the rest of the leadership of ZECT, Riku wasn't on board with the plan to turn everyone into Native Worms.
  • Large Ham: Some of his lines are really hammy.
    Masato Mishima 

Masato Mishima / Kamen Rider TheBee IV / Gryllus Worm

  • Alliterative Name: Masato Mishima.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Negishi in the final arc. As soon as the second wave of Worms have been dealt with, him and Negishi put their plans into motion.
  • Deal with the Devil: Made one with the Native Worms to become head of ZECT.
  • The Dragon: In the movie, where he and Riku made a deal with the Worms to annihilate humanity.
  • Evil Chancellor: Mishima is much more ruthless than his superior and actively persuades him to disregard human lives.
  • Final Boss: Mishima as the Gryllus Worm is the last opponent faced by Kabuto and Gatack.
  • For Science!: He's not above conducting experiments on an innocent young boy to unlock the true nature of the Rider System.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Wears glasses and has little empathy for others.
  • The Glasses Come Off: During the final battle with Kabuto, he threw off his glasses to assume is One-Winged Angel form.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: He's the last person to become Kamen Rider TheBee, and the only one who doesn't come back as his own rider. Unsurprisingly, it's him that shows up as TheBee in Let's Go Kamen Riders.
  • Megane: He wears glasses.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Whatever Mishima was doing was ignored in favor of the goal of destroying all Worms and the saving Hiyori subplot. Come episode 47, Mishima becomes a One-Winged Angel and is revealed to be a converted Native!
  • Number Two: Second-in-command of ZECT and directly under Riku Kagami.
  • One-Winged Angel: Becomes the Gryllus Worm in the last few episodes to fight Kabuto and Gatack.
  • The Starscream: Getting tired of Riku's bullshit, he decides to take things into his own hands and usurps control of ZECT with the backing of the Natives.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Even before defecting to the Natives he was up to some pretty shady stuff.
  • Transhuman Treachery: Conspires with the Natives to convert all of humanity into Native Worms, becoming a Worm in the process.

Bistro La Salle

    Hiyori Kusakabe 

Hiyori Kusakabe

  • Bokukko: Hiyori uses the "boku" pronoun when speaking.
  • Catchphrase: "Why me?" or "Why do I have to?" note 
  • Deadpan Snarker: Hiyori is often sarcastic and grumpy in her responses.
  • Distressed Damsel: Whenever Hiyori runs into a Worm, she often needs rescuing. It makes sense, however, when you realize why Tendou decided to become a Rider.
  • I Am a Monster: This was her reaction to discovering that she is a Worm.
    Yumiko Takemiya 

Yumiko Takemiya

Others

    Juka Tendou 

Juka Tendou

  • Locked Out of the Loop: Remains blissfully unaware of everything Tendou is doing in spite of being acquainted with members of ZECT.
  • Meaningful Name: Lampshading Tendou and Tsurugi's Meaningful Names, she has one of her own spoken in lieu of Tendou's Catchphrase: "The beautiful girl who walks on the path of heaven, and makes trees and flowers beautiful." note 
  • Morality Pet: Put Juka in danger and you'll be dealing with Tendou. In fact, when she gets into a car accident inadvertently caused by Tsurugi, that's one of the only times we see Tendou lose his cool.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In one episode, when Juka comes to eat breakfast glumly, Tendou starts to get worried.
  • Sailor Fuku: She wears this as her school's uniform.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: In contrast to Tendou, who's usually a Jerkass Insufferable Genius to others, Juka is openly kind to others. In fact, some people can't believe Juka is related to Tendou because of how their personalities are different.
    Gon 

Gon (Yuriko Takayama)

  • Bratty Half-Pint: Gon treats Tendou very rudely, and she often tries to redirect Daisuke's interest away from women.
  • Cassandra Truth: In one of his Jerkass moments, Daisuke refuses to believe Gon when she insists that she is being stalked by Kageyama.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Gon often snarks whenever Daisuke turns into a Large Ham around women.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: She tends to become this when Daisuke shows interest in another woman. In one scene, when Daisuke is wooing another woman, she is seen grumpily taking an audible sip from her drink while glaring at them.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: The Tiny Girl to Daisuke's Huge Guy.
  • Kid Sidekick: Self-explanatory: she's a little kid who always accompanies Daisuke.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Gon doesn't remember much about her life before meeting Daisuke at first. When she gets her memories back, she loses all of the memories of when she spent time with Daisuke, only to remember them later on when he's being framed.
  • Nice Hat: She often wears a knit cap. When she regains her memories and forgets about Daisuke, she stops wearing the hat. When she remembers Daisuke, she starts wearing it again.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Prior to receiving her memories back, she was referred to as "Gon", short for "nanashi no gonbei" (nameless person). Come the end of the series, however, she prefers to be addressed by her real name, Yuriko.
  • Somebody Named Nobody: "Gon" is only a placeholder for her real name, and it's short for "nanashi no gonbei" (nameless person).
  • Tagalong Kid: As Daisuke's Kid Sidekick.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Gon is very smart and is the brains to Daisuke's brawn.
    Jiiya 

Jiiya

  • Cool Old Guy: In Tendou's own words, if he's the world's treasure, then Jiiya is humanity's treasure.

Worms

Executive Worms

    Rena Mamiya/Uca Worm 

Rena Mamiya/Uca Worm

    Reiji Nogi/Cassis Worm 

Reiji Nogi/Cassis Worm

  • Badass Longcoat: Part of his regular attire.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Black slacks and shirt, grey tie, black hooded longcoat and even a classy silver-topped cane.
  • Cane Fu: When in human form he sometimes uses his silver-topped cane, managing even to beat the crap out of a Rider in full armored form.
  • Dark Is Evil: Dresses in all black and transforms into a deep purple Worm.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Field leader of the Worm invasion, he serves as the Big Bad for a span of six episodes after which Negishi and Mishima make their plans known.
  • Flash Step: In a series where every Rider can go super-speed, this guy is so quick that the Hyper Clocked Up Kabuto is literally stationary to him.
  • Irony: He's based on a snail, yet he's the fastest Worm.
  • Power Copying: Pulls this one out to great effect In his second form, Cassis Gladius and can even copy Riders' finishing moves.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Employs this sometimes in human form.

Natives

    Negishi 

Negishi

  • Big Bad: Once the second wave Worms are decimated, Negishi steps in alongside Mishima to enact his plan to turn all of humanity into Natives.
  • Deal with the Devil: Founded ZECT with Riku Kagami and helped develop the Rider System and Zecters in order to combat the second wave of Worms.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: At first glance he seems like a pretty fun guy and not capable of plotting anything sinister. When in fact he's planning on turning all of humanity into Natives.
  • Walking Spoiler: His existence reveals a lot about the origins of ZECT.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Plans to turn humanity into Native Worms because he believes peaceful coexistence between humans and Natives is impossible.

Characters appearing in Kamen Rider Kabuto: God Speed Love

    Hidenari Oda/Kamen Rider Hercus 

Hidenari Oda/Kamen Rider Hercus

    Tetsuki Yamato/Kamen Rider Ketaros 

Tetsuki Yamato/Kamen Rider Ketaros

  • The Brute: Yamato's primary role is as a strongman to guard the Jacob's Ladder against the Neo-ZECT Riders, though he's no where near as strong as Caucasus.
  • Evil Counterpart: The Ketaros Zecter is one of Kabutech Zecters, which is based on Kabuto's.
  • Famous Last Words: As he plummets to his death he proudly shout that his soul belongs to ZECT.
  • Finishing Move: Rider Beat.
  • Knife Nut: Only uses the Kunai Gun as a knife.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the point where his last words were to declare his allegiance to it.
    Issei Kurosaki/Kamen Rider Caucasus 

Issei Kurosaki/Kamen Rider Caucasus

  • Agent Peacock: Between his obsession with roses, and his clearly luxurious white suit, cape, and hat, and that he easily hands the heroes their asses for most of their fight, he counts.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Manages to put up a good fight against Tendou and Kagami untransformed. His actor was a professional and champion kickboxer at the time of the movie.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Easily defeats Hercus with his Hyper Zecter, which uses Hyper Clock-Up. He also handles Kabuto and Gatack with no problem. Until Gatack catches his foot mid-attack, allowing Kabuto to steal the Hyper Zecter. Then Kabuto defeats him in return just after using Hyper Clock-Up a few minutes backwards, and Hyper Kicks him to annihilation.
  • David vs. Goliath: Thematic example in comparison to Kabuto and Gatack; the Atlas beetle whom Caucasus is based on is significantly larger than the kabutomushi or stag beetle. This symbolizes the sheer hurdle and difference in power between the golden Rider versus our heroes... at least until Kabuto steals his Hyper Zecter. It's worth noting that it did not give Caucasus a Hyper Form like it does Kabuto, hinting that Caucasus is naturally more powerful than him without it, and it only serves to augment his strength.
  • The Dragon: He's Riku Kagami and Mishima's top soldier and the one they entrust to ensure Jacob's Ladder succeeds.
  • Evil Counterpart: The Caucasus Zecter is one of Kabutech Zecters, which is based on Kabuto's.
Expy: of Kamen Rider Odin, being a Gol-coloured Rider who functions as The Heavy and has an item the hero uses to achieve his Super Mode.
  • Finishing Move: Rider Kick. He's also clearly shown to have a Rider Punch for his Zecter type's requisite Rider Beat but he gets ejected into space before his punch connects.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Downplayed. He's not shown to value his looks, and indeed, he's got a more brutish face than expected of this trope, but it's clear that his ideal of beauty is more to do with strength, and there he definitely does hold himself as the most "beautiful".
  • The Heavy: He's ZECT's most powerful soldier and the biggest threat Tendou and Kagami have to contend with.
  • Hero Killer: He gets to do the requisite killing of Kagami in order for Tendou newly activating Hyper Kabuto and Hyper Clock Up to prevent his death, this time by Caucasus smashing the window of Kagami's escape pod.
  • Something About a Rose: Carries a blue rose both in and out of suit. He drops a rose at Hercus' corpse after one-shotting him, and blue rose petals it are scattered in the shuttle the heroes manage to sneak aboard, alerting the audience to his presence. Kurosaki does reference to a rose's more traditional color in his Badass Boast:
    Kurosaki: I will add your colors to my rose. The red blood of a traitor and the tears of your humiliation.
  • The Social Darwinist: Believes strength is beauty.
    Kurosaki (responding to Tendou's question of him being fine with Worms taking over the Earth): Whether it's the Worms or the humans doesn't matter. Only the strongest and most beautiful may look upon the rose. That is the only reason I fight.

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