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Hiroshi Tsukuba/Kamen Rider (Skyrider)
Portrayed by: Hiroaki Murakami
Tropes that apply to him in general
- The Hero: He is the titular rider who oppose Neo-Shocker.
- Phlebotinum Rebel: Was meant to become one of the Neo-Shocker kaijin after he was fatally wounded by Gameleojin, but Keitaro's actions turned him into a Kamen Rider who opposed Neo-Shocker instead.
- 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.
- Put on a Bus: After episode 13, he leaves to join the Anti-Neo-Shocker Alliance.
- Reluctant Mad Scientist: Doesnt want to work for Neo-Shocker and uses them to save Hiroshis life.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Despite only appearing for a few episodes, hes basically responsible for the whole series.
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.
- Expy: To Colonel Zol from the original series, as both of them are the first commanders of their respective organization and both are former Nazi members.
- 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.