Yusuke Godai/Kamen Rider Kuuga
Portrayed by: Joe Odagiri (live), Kenji Tominaga (suit actor)
Yusuke Godai is a carefree, gentle spirit, always willing to help out people. Motivated by the death of his father, he swore to protect others and promised to master 2000 talents before the year 2000. One day, he has a vision of an artifact called the Arcle, and eventually puts it on after the first of the unsealed Grongi attacks, giving him his 2000th skill in transforming into Kuuga. At first, his white Growing Form is dubbed Unidentified Lifeform No. 2 by the police, and his subsequent forms are dubbed Unidentified Lifeform No. 4. As the police learns of his identity, they begin working with Godai.
After seemingly dying at the hands of the mushroom Grongi Me-Ginoga-De, Godai's premonitions combined with Dr Tsubaki's defibrillator awaken a new power in the Amadam, the stone within the Arcle. This unlocks a new level of power, the Rising forms. In his hatred for Go-Jaraji-Da, he channels Ultimate Form, a form powered by anger, as he defeats the Grongi. Eventually, once all the other Grongi are defeated, N-Daguva-Zeba, the Grongi leader, comes and nearly kills Godai, challenging him. Eventually, Godai transforms into Ultimate Form, but firmly under his control, and engages in a brutal battle with Daguva, narrowly winning after both their Amadams were destroyed and reverting into human form. Yusuke eventually recovers and is free to resume his wanderings, though it is stated that his Amadam is regenerating.
Tropes that apply to him in general
- The Ace: Has mastered nearly 2000 skills, is loved by everyone who doesn't consider him an idiot, and is later on seen as the hope of humanity for beating the Grongi.
- All-Loving Hero: He is a Nice Guy who is willing to use his powers to protect people's smiles. This trait of his is the reason why he managed to control the Ultimate Form in the first place.
- Adorkable: He's known for having some strange hobbies, most notably archaeology. This is due to a promise he made to master 2000 skills before the year 2000. Rather fittingly, that 2000th skill is becoming Kuuga.
- Badass Biker: Very proficient at Bike Fu.
- Beware the Nice Ones: This actually becomes a plot point, when his rage makes him more and more dangerous as Kuuga.
- Came Back Strong: After seemingly dying at the hands of the Mushroom Grongi Me-Ginoga-De, he revives with the ability to use the Rising Forms.
- Catchphrase: "Witness...my transformation!"
- Chest Insignia: After a certain point, he starts wearing shirts and jackets marked with Kuuga's emblem, just like Kamen Rider Stronger.
- Comes Great Responsibility: Inversion, With Great Responsibility Comes Great Power. The first time Yusuke transforms, it's primarily to save himself, transforming into the weak Growing Form. It's in his second battle, with the resolve to protect humanity from the Grongi, that he enters Mighty Form. This basically defines Yusuke's time as Kuuga, as despite being scared of fighting and what he might become if he grows too strong, he continues to fight because he has to.
- Cool Bike: The TryChaser 2000 and the BeatChaser 2000. Not just a set of wheels for a ride, Yusuke liberally fights with Bike Fu whenever he must, and combining with the Gouram gives these bad boys enough armor for an explosive ramming attack.
- The Determinator: He WILL not give up on trying to protect peoples smiles, no matter what happens to him.
- For Happiness: He fights to protect people's smiles. Realizing this for the first time allowed him to transform into his iconic Mighty Form.
- Healing Factor: Merging with the Arcle resulted in him gaining one. It allows him to survive injuries that would kill a normal person and heal much quicker.
- The Hero: He is the main hero of Kuuga.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Unlike most Riders, his power neither comes with instinctive knowledge of how they work nor a helpful person to explain everything to him from square one. While Sakurako can translate ancient text to figure out what his powers are, most of the time he discovers the power before she's translated the appropriate text. Most obvious with his Dragon Form, where he had zero idea how to use the form at first, or that it required a weapon at all.
- Instant Expert: Zig-Zagged. Whenever he gets a new form, he doesn't always have the proper mindset or knowledge of how to use it effectively. When he gets his eureka moments, however, he immediately starts curb-stomping.
- Legacy Character: Succeeds Riku, the original Kuuga of over 2000 years ago. As the opening will have you know, he's also a new hero of a new legend. Lampshaded when he calls himself "The Year 2000 version of Kuuga".
- Loyal Phlebotinum: Justified with the Arcle, as it's literally stuck to his body and won't come off (out of his body) unless it's shattered. The Gouram is purely loyal only to Yusuke.
- Memetic Hand Gesture: The thumbs-up, which he gives to everyone. One of the few that are justified: Yusuke inherited it from his teacher, because it meant "Well Done", as someone who surpassed adversity. His sensei gave it to him while cheering him up from Yusuke losing his father. He encouraged Yusuke to protect his mom and sister's smiles, and grow up to be a man who could protect everyone's smiles. If not for Yusuke's teacher, we wouldn't know the wonderful man he became.
- Motorcycle Jousting: The crowning example of the Heisei Era, Yusuke can bike fu in beaches, roads and even inside buildings. Justified, as the Try and BeatChasers were specifically made for both speed and maneuverability.
- My Card:Ichijo: "A man who chases his dreams"... "Godai Yusuke"?
Yusuke: That's right!
- Nice Guy: Probably the nicest Kamen Rider, only matched by Eiji Hino. Yusuke's pure-heartedness is what lets him control Kuuga in the first place; being anything less than that would plunge him into Ultimate Form's innate Unstoppable Rage.
- Reluctant Warrior: Hates fighting, but due to the Grongi threat, he has no choice but to.
- Stepford Smiler: Shows signs of this late in the series, following his rage-filled beatdown of Go-Jaraji-Da. Especially noticeable in his farewell scene to his old teacher, when, seeing more reports of Daguva's carnage, we get a close-up of his fist on his side, clenching in rage. Following the final battle, he's gone back to Walking the Earth for some soul-searching to rediscover his smile.
- The Cape: Is one of the straightest examples of this trope in Kamen Rider. He wants to be Kuuga and defeat the Grongi solely because it's the right thing to do and to save people, he's an All-Loving Hero, and only fights because it's the only choice. Is a plot point, as if he was anything except this he may have become as bad as Daguva when he reached Ultimate.
- Vigilante Man: Unusually averted; he always cooperates with the police through Ichijo. When they find out he can transform into Kuuga, they grant him access to the BeatChaser 2000.
Tropes exclusive to him as Kamen Rider Kuuga
- 11th-Hour Superpower: Ultimate Form was really only teased in the latter part of the series, and it was only around the last episode that he reached it—in time to use against N-Daguva-Zeba.
- Blow You Away: Pegasus Form primarily empowers him and his projectile weaponry with wind.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Kuuga's Amazing Mighty and Ultimate Forms are black with gold, and in the final episodes Yusuke wears a lot of black. He's still as heroic as he ever was, though. However, Ultimate Form is perfectly capable of corrupting Yusuke, so Dark Is Evil applies, too.
- Destructive Savior: Deconstructed. The Rising Forms are powerful enough to cause catastrophic explosions; thus, Godai and the police work to avoid this by diverting battles to more secluded locations. Kuuga Ultimate could destroy the world if he went all out, which is probably why the Final Battle is a brutal fist fight with no actual superpowers being thrown around except lighting each other on fire.
- Elemental Powers: Downplayed, as Kuuga does not actually invoke the elements themselves (unless otherwise stated). Each of the four forms of Kuuga is themed after an element and implied as such based on in-universe translations of the Linto language. Heck, even Godai's own surname is tied to the four elements (Specifically, it means literally means "FIVE great", the fifth probably referring to the black colors for his Amazing Mighty and Ultimate Forms.)
- Fragile Speedster: Dragon Form, allowing for quick movement and high jumps, but isn't as strong as the other forms.
- Making a Splash: Dragon Form's agility complements its marine origin and theme.
- Playing with Fire: Mighty Form and Ultimate Form. This last form, to be fair, is the only real moment wherein he can summon fire out of thin air—the same way as N-Daguva-Zeba
- Finishing Move:
- Growing Form: Growing Kicknote
- Mighty Form: Mighty Kicknote
- Dragon Form: Splash Dragonnote
- Pegasus Form: Blast Pegasusnote
- Titan Form: Calamity Titannote
- Rising Mighty Form: Rising Mighty Kicknote
- Rising Dragon Form: Rising Splash Dragonnote
- Rising Pegasus Form: Rising Blast Pegasusnote
- Rising Titan Form #1: Rising Calamity Titannote
- Rising Titan Form #2: Double Rising Calamity Titannote
- Amazing Mighty Form: Amazing Mighty Kicknote
- Ultimate Form: Ultimate Kicknote
- TryGouram Attack: Kuuga on the TryGouram rams a Grongi.
- Rising BeatGouram Attack: Body Attacknote
- Mecha Expansion Pack: Gouram can combine with both of his Cool Bikes, TryChaser 2000 and BeatChaser 2000.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: Mighty Form, Yuusuke's most used form, is adaptable to many situations.
- Lightning Bruiser: Amazing Mighty, powering up Mighty Form even more to be faster, stronger and better than nearly all of the other forms.
- Mighty Glacier: Titan Form, slow but powerful and durable, which Yuusuke uses by tanking everything thrown at him before stomping the attacker in question.
- Multiform Balance:
- He has four basic forms.
- Mighty: The balanced form.
- Dragon: Fast and can jump very high but has the least protective armor, and is so weak that he needs a Dragon Rod to injure an enemy.
- Pegasus: Has Super Senses capable of perceiving ultraviolet light and ultrasonic sound, but even with focus training Kuuga can only use this form for 50 seconds before suffering from Sensory Overload. It's armed with a Pegasus Bowgun which shoots out a powerful air blast but has to be reloaded after every shot.
- Titan: Mighty Glacier, with high strength to wield the Titan Sword and strong protection from Armor of Invincibility, but the sword and armor are so heavy that it's the slowest form. Despite its high defense, the armor still leaves some area exposed so the enemy can exploit Attack Its Weak Point.
- All of the basic forms later get a Mid-Season Upgrade as Rising forms that boost their statsnote but they're more of a Limit Break that only lasts for 30 seconds until Yusuke's second electrotherapy in episode 46, and the power can cause serious collateral damage to civilians.
- He also has three unusual forms:
- Growing: The weakest, only used when he doesn't get access to other forms.note Usually regarded as useless but proven to be capable of fighting, just not being good at it.
- Amazing Mighty: Lightning Bruiser, with an overall stat boost from Rising Mighty Form.
- Ultimate: Used in the last battle, superior to everything before it in every respect but it's a Superpowered Evil Side and can corrupt him into an evil being.
- He has four basic forms.
- Shock and Awe: In contrast to the other forms' elemental themes, Titan form is clearly empowered by electricity/lightning, most noticeable when it is summoned.
- Squishy Wizard: Pegasus Form, with enhanced Super Senses and mastery at long-range combat, but suffering from a time limit and being bad at short range.
- Super Mode: Ultimate Form, the unquestionable best form and the best at everything. It even has the ability (So sayeth the side materialsnote ) to use the weapons and powers of all the other forms with zero drawbacks.
- Super Senses: Pegasus Form enhances all of Godai's senses. Unfortunately, these heightened sense are so sensitive that he can only maintain Pegasus for about fifty seconds before he suffers Sensory Overload and is forced to change out of it. Ultimate Form also has this ability but is much stronger and has no overload drawback.
- Swiss Army Hero: Every form has a use in every situation here. Unlike in other shows, where the new form comes in and is basically mastered right at that episode, entire episodes are devoted to the mastery of a single form.
Riku/Warrior Kuuga/"The Previous Kuuga"A young member of the Rinto tribe, who took on the Amadam in the face of the Grongi threat in ancient times. The majority of his story is told in the novelization, and he's only ever referred to as "the previous Kuuga" in the show. Can be assumed to have had the same abilities as the modern Kuuga.
- Batman Gambit: Riku became Kuuga as a result of the Grongi setting him up for it, on the theory that he was the least warrior-like choice. It backfired spectacularly.
- Beware the Nice Ones: As with Yusuke, Riku wasn't a warrior from the get-go. He became one anyway.
- Big Brother Instinct: Became Kuuga to protect his little sister and only relative, Mio. (That's probably her hand touching the sarcophagus, at the very beginning of the first episode.)
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Averted—he apparently did not unlock anything past the five basic forms. (Between this and the generally sparser population density of the time, there's a good chance he avoided reaching the modern Kuuga's level of Destructive Savior.)
- Nice Guy: Had to be, given the nature of the power he had. Whether it was to the extent of controlling Ultimate Form or not is unknown.
- Reluctant Warrior: Wasn't much of a warrior at all before becoming Kuuga.
- Sealed Good in a Can: If you need any proof that he's a Nice Guy, be aware that he sealed himself in that sarcophagus while he was still alive, just in case the Grongi overcame the fatal case of death he'd given them. Sadly, N-Daguba apparently forced him to revert to his aged human form in the present day...which didn't stop him, as he appeared to be getting up to fight anyway.
- Shrouded in Myth: We don't know a whole lot about him, just that he was at minimum Yusuke's equal as a good man and warrior.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: He probably used an actual bow and arrow while in Pegasus Form.
- Badass Longcoat: Is seen wearing his most of the time.
- Badass Normal: He kills two Grongi. Sure, he use special nerve-breaking bullets and one of them wasn't transformed, but the fact remains that he's the only human to do so.
- Friend on the Force: Supports acting together with Kuuga to his colleagues and superiors and in general gives Yusuke backup by coordinating with the police to find Grongi while also giving him access to weaponry and the specialized TryChaser and BeatChaser 2000s.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: To Yusuke. He grants Yusuke use of the TryChaser 2000 against the Grongi, realizing that Yusuke—who has shown more resolve—can make the most of it.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Averted. She spends most of her time researching texts rather than going out for adventure, though considering said texts help Yusuke figure out his powers, she's helpful either way.
- Hot Scientist: Although given she mainly researches past languages is probably more of a Hot Librarian.
Yusuke's sister, who works at a children's daycare that Yusuke occasionally visits. At first wary of her brother's new powers, Minori became supportive of him. She helps out at the Pore-Pore Tea Cafe whenever hands are short.
Dr Tsubaki is Godai's doctor, treating his various injuries, and taking notes on the Arcle. He also performs autopsies on Grongi victims, and even on the body of Zu-Gooma-Gu, eventually leading to the conclusion that the Grongi work similarly to Kuuga.
The Head of the Police Department Science Division, the single mom is a personable scientist who studies the Grongi and develops weapons against them. Due to her workload, she doesn't have much time to spend with her son.
Friends of Yusuke's father, who looked after him and Minori when their parents passed away. Affectionately called Uncle, he runs the Pore-Pore Tea Cafe and is the series Comic Relief, though they are too outdated or obtuse for anyone to understand. Collects a scrapbook of Kuuga's exploits, though ignorant Yusuke is that hero, initially.
- Idiot Ball: In most episodes, if Yusuke mentions him being Kuuga, Kazaraki will ignore that.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Unlike other characters in later Kamen Rider seasons, Kazari is unaware of Godai being Kuuga, well because he thinks that Godai just made up word Kuuga and isn't mean nothing.
An aspiring actress, she moved in with her Uncle Kazari to take up acting school in Tokyo. She had a crush on Yusuke, and helps out at her Uncle's cafe. Though a lighthearted character, the murder spree of the Grongi occasionally hits close to home.
Jean Michel Sorrel
A transfer student from France, he shares the office with Sakurako and gets gradually roped in the circle of Kuuga. He has revealed that he had once failed a child. Has a crush on Enokida and tries to help her reconnect with her son.
- Gratuitous English: Though he supposes to be French, Jean occasionally uses English words and phrases.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: The leader of the Grongi and by far the most powerful and evil member of their race.
- Ax-Crazy: He's thoroughly insane and psychotic and has a love for killing and fighting.
- Big Bad: The one who leads the Grongi Tribe.
- Blood Knight: He spends a lot of the Final Battle laughing his head off and having the time of his life, even as he's being beaten to death.
- The Corrupter: Desires to become this for humanity and make them as vile and violent as his kind.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: His plan ultimately fails because he was incapable of understanding that Godai could destroy him and end the bloodshed without becoming just as violent as he is.
- Evil Counterpart: Just like Yusuke, he's a handsome man who turns into an insectoid combat form, controls the elements (he can shoot flames, call down lightning and create massive snowstorms) and is a supremely powerful fighter. Unlike Yusuke he's a heartless sadist who lives only for his next fight, win or loss. His true form is actually an inversion—Kuuga's powers were derived from Daguva, not the other way around.
- Light Is Not Good: His wears a white suit in his human form and his perfect form is white with gold accessories but is rotten to the core.
- Man in White: He's dressed all in white and his early appearances have him radiating light to obscure his face.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Is equal in strength to Kuuga Ultimate, implying he's every bit as potentially destuctive. If nothing else, he's capable of mass slaughtering people with pyrokinesis with no effort and capable of Weather Manipulation.
- Playing with Fire: Has the ability to light people on fire. Not 'shoot them with fire', point his hand at them and they're suddenly on fire.
- Satanic Archetype: He's a man in white whose the sadistic ruler of a race of effectively demons and who plans to corrupt humanity into evil and wicked creatures.
- The Social Darwinist:
- Daguva absolutely despises the lowly and weak, doesn't care about any human (or Grongi) lives, and is willing to use any means necessary to make humanity as violent and hateful as he.
- The first thing he does after waking up and resurrecting his brethren is kill 162 of them (out of 200).
- To Create a Playground for Evil: Daguva has no problems of killing every low ranking Grongi Tribesmen and causing mass destruction just for the sake of evil. However, his end goal is to make humanity as brutal and violent as himself, not wipe them out.
- Weather Manipulation: Can induce heavy rains or blizzards just by being present. He weaponizes this to call down lightning strikes as well.
- Xanatos Gambit: His final fight with Kuuga, he wins and he goes on to bring about the Ultimate Darkness, Yusuke wins and Kuuga becomes his successor. Subverted since Yusuke wins the fight yet he never became evil, thus foiling Daguva's plan.
The Rose-Tattooed Woman/Ra-Baruba-De
- The Baroness: Looks like a sexpot but acts mainly like a Rosa Klebb.
- The Dragon: The closest thing the Grongi have to one.
- The Heavy: As Daguva doesn't have that much of a physical presence early in the series, she acts as the one giving orders to the Grongi and deciding who gets to attack next, as well as the terms of their 'game'.
- The Unfought: Her monster form is never seen and she's killed by the police.
The Bat Grongi of the Zu tribe. First appearing in Episode 2, Gooma was disguised as a priest and resided in a church where he preyed on his victims during the night due to his photophobia. After his first battle with Kuuga, Gooma lost the right to continue participating in the Gegeru and was unable to advance in rank. He mostly hung around the Rose-Tattooed Woman looking for any chance to rejoin the game but being shot down each time. Eventually, he discovered pieces of Daguva's body and ingested them to overcome his photophobia and finally get enough power to defeat Kuuga in Titan Form. He later attempted to usurp Daguva, but died at his hands.
Gooma was one of the longest lasting Grongi, surviving the Zu tribe, the Me tribe, and all but the final three members of the Go tribe.
- Meaningful Name: Gooma is taken from the Japanese for 'fiend'.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: The Grongi only start taking him seriously after he gets his 11th-Hour Superpower.
- Too Dumb to Live: Come on, he gains his One-Winged Angel form by absorbing a small piece of Daguva's body. What on Earth would make him think that would be enough to beat Daguva himself? Not to mention, even after gaining his power up, he still loses to Go-Gadoru-Ba, the second strongest Grongi.
- Other Grongi
- Always Chaotic Evil: They're basically an entire race of super powered serial killers.
- Animal Motifs: All of their monster forms are based on animals.
- Bee Afraid: Me-Badjisu-Ba, the stinger-shooting Bee Grongi.
- Body-Count Competition: Their game is basically one, about killing humans within the rules they set up
- Evil Counterpart: Along with Daguva, both Go-Badaa-Ba and Go-Gadoru-Ba parallel Kuuga in different ways. Badaa, like Kuuga, is a Badass Biker whose animal tattoo just so happens to be the motif of the first Kamen Rider. Gadoru, as the leader of the Go Tribe, is able to change between forms, five in total, each paralleling one of Kuuga's base four forms and his Rising form. It also helps that his animal motif is a rhinoceros-beetle.
- Eye Scream: Zu-Mebio-Da is shot in the eye by police, with bloody results.
- Hollywood Acid: Go-Zazaru-Ba's scorpion venom.
- I'll Kill You!: Zu-Gumun-Ba yells at Kuuga with this threat before he explodes.
- Kiss of Death: Me-Ginoga-De's killing method. While the poison he injects with it almost kills Godai, "killing" him only caused his belt to power up enough to allow Godai to defeat the rest of the Grongi.
- A Load of Bull: Go-Baberu-Da is one of the top three Go class; he can even wreck Titan form's armor.
- Mythology Gag: Go-Badaa-Ba is a grasshopper-based Grongi with a red scarf and a bike. To a lesser extent, Zu-Baduu-Ba is reminiscent of the yellow-scarved Shocker Riders.
- Not So Different: All the Grongi are biologically identical to Kuuga.
- Palette Swap: Go-Badaa-Ba and Zu-Baduu-Ba; both are grasshopper-based Grongi with minor design differences, the most prominent of which is the color of their scarves.
- Piranha Problem: Me-Biran-Gi, the Pirahna Grongi.
- Prickly Porcupine: Go-Jaraji-Da, the Porcupine Grongi. Subversion in that his game is one of the more brutal ones.
- Rhino Rampage: Zu-Zain-Da, the brutal Rhino Grongi.
- Sinister Scythe: Used by Me-Garima-Ba, being a mantis.
- Self-Imposed Challenge: Each of them puts one on themselves when it's their turn as part of their game. Failing to use live up with them can get their kills voided or boot them out of the game.
- Threatening Shark: Go-Jaaza-Gi; in fact she is one of the three strongest Go class, with the ability to change forms.
- Transformation Trinket: It's eventually revealed that the belts all Grongi wear function nigh-identically to Kuuga's Arcle, fusing with their nervous systems and giving them the ability to transform into powerful combat forms. They're probably the only Kamen Rider monsters where their true forms are their human forms.
- Wicked Cultured: Some of the Go class; one reads the collected works of Camus, while another plays Chopin at the piano.
The older coworker of Ichijou who is his comrade in the battle against the Grongi. Though initially skeptical of Kuuga, he is saved by the hero and becomes a supporter, to the point he learns his true identity. Has a child that went to Minori's daycare.
The Metropolitan Police Department security department head, he is the man who Ichijou goes to in order to beg for further assistance for Kuuga.
A coworker of Ichijou who is his comrade in the battel against the Grongi. Supports Kuuga, , to the point he learns his true identity.
The policewoman part of the Grongi team who runs police dispatch, and becomes one of the people who knows Kuuga's true identity. Has a bit of a crush on Ichijou, who politely doesn't return her feelings.
Daughter of one of the professors murdered by Daguva, she is initially suicidal because her father's killer hasn't been found. She makes up for this by joining Jean's investigation group in Nagano. Once that concludes, she decides to take up the flute.
Yusuke's elementary school teacher, he has a moment of personal crisis when he believes he could no longer teach. Sakurako and Yusuke help him overcome that, and Kanzaki occasionally returns as a recurring character.
A man with a life-threatening disease and troubled lot in life, he was a supporter of the Grongi until Kuuga saved him. He briefly returned, revealing to have a personal crisis after having his entry rejected from an ad contest.
A manga-exclusive character. Harada is a vicious serial killer who got arrested by Ichijou after murdering five women. He escaped shortly after and killed another person before meeting his demise at hands of the Spider Gurongi.
- Ax-Crazy: He is clealy missing a few screws.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Does this to the women he kills. Harada opens their chests, fills them with gunpowder, and burns them alive, which makes them implode.
- Psychopathic Manchild: To him, blowing up people is the same as making fireworks.
- Red Right Hand: The left-side of his face is completely burned off.
- Serial Killer: A mix of Visionary and Hedonistic. Killed six people in total.
- Starter Villain: Kuuga never even had the chance to encounter him.
Shouichi Tsugami/Kamen Rider Agito II
Yes, THAT Shouichi Tsugami - or rather, an alternate version of him. Unlike the canon version, this one not only keeps his memories, but he's Shouichi from the start.
- Adaptation Name Change: A particularly odd example. He's still Shouichi Tsugami, but that's his birth name changed from Tetsyua Sawaki to his current name. Presumably because doing so would spoil one of the big twists related to him in his home show.
- Adaptation Origin Connection: In Agito, his powers came from the Seed of Agito, which was granted by the Overlord of Light. This version's powers were transferred to him from his sister, who obtained them from the Alter Ring (which was the name of his belt in the TV series proper), which in this continuity is a version of the spirit stone, which turns people into either Gurongi or Agitonote .
- Identical Stranger: With the exception of having longer hair, he bears an uncanny resemblence to Yusuke. To the point that his older sister Yukina mistakes Yusuke for him.
- Walking Spoiler: Mentioning his entire name alone kind of spoils one of the main changes to the manga for Kuuga from the TV Series, namely that Yusuke isn't the only Kamen Rider in this reality anymore, not to mention that it's hard to do so without mentioning that unlike in his home series, he doesn't have amnesia.
Yukina Tsugami/Kamen Rider Agito I
The older sister of Shouichi Tsugami.
- Adaptational Badass: Not only is she more in control of her powers here, but she is able to use them to defend herself from the Gurongi, and even fights Kuuga - for reasons explained directly below.
- Adaptation Name Change: Her last name in Agito was Sawaki; here, her birth name is Tsugami.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Thanks to the Rose Gurongi, she ends up fighting Kuuga.
- Frameup: She's held by the police, suspected of a murder she was framed for, escaping only due to the Gurongi abducting her.
- Spared by the Adaptation: She's a Posthumous Character in Kamen Rider Agito. This version appears in the present day, but has her powers transferred to her brother, who becomes the second Agito.
- Walking Spoiler: Much like her brother, it's a bit hard to talk about her without discussing how different she is from her home series.