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Hiroshi Tsukuba/Kamen Rider (Skyrider)
Portrayed by: Hiroaki Murakami
Tropes that apply to him in general
- Retronym: Tsukuba was simply called "Kamen Rider" until the previous Riders appeared as guest stars, forcing him to adopt the new moniker of Skyrider to distinguish himself from his predecessors.
- Training from Hell: The previous Riders imbue Skyrider with their combined powers after basically hazing him out of costume.
Tropes exclusive to him as Kamen Rider Skyrider
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Skyrider gets one from the previous 7 Riders powering up his suit after passing the test of surviving all of their Rider Kicks.
- Car Fu: Skyrider fights using his motorcycle often. The Rider Break attack his Sky Turbo can pull off is something of a series trademark.
- Next Tier Power-Up: Skyrider receives a harsh training from all seven previous Riders, gaining a power up and his more well known colors.
- Up, Up and Away!: Skyrider's method of flying.
Portrayed by: Nobuo Tsukamoto
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Tobei Tachibana, even though Tachibana himself was never in Skyrider. Especially obvious in some later episodes, when the Riders from previous series interact with him in a similar way to how they interacted with Tobei, in spite of not knowing him nearly as well.
Portrayed by: Shinzo Hotta
- Degraded Boss: After his death, General Monster's kaijin form, Yamorijin, appears on two occasions later as Mooks alongside other minor second generation kaijin and were easily destroyed by the previous Riders.
- One-Winged Angel: General Monster not only looks monstrous in his human form, he has a hidden form too. That gecko design on his eyepatch, there from the beginning, is there for a reason.
Portrayed by: Yosuke Naka
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: General Monster is activating the explosives planted within his body and charging towards our hero in a last-ditch effort to take Hiroshi with him. Then he gets blasted before he can make good on this by Admiral Majin, who had decided General Monster had failed once too often and it wasn't worth letting him live even until the end of one fight. If the Admiral had waited ten seconds longer, the world might be run by Shocker to this day.