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     Protagonist 

Keisuke Jin/Kamen Rider X

Portrayed by: Ryo Hayami

Tropes that apply to him in general

  • Badass Biker: Rider X of course.
  • By the Power of Grayskull!: SET UP!! Following X's upgrade surgery, DAI HENSHIN!!
  • Cyborg: The previous two Kamen Rider series referred to Riders as kaizo ningen ("modified human"), which has a wider meaning than the usual English rendering "cyborg". This series used the term Kaizorg.
  • Emergency Transformation
  • Evil Twin: Government Of Darkness Rider (actually a camouflaged monster)
  • Forgotten Phlebotinum: In Episode 2, Jin Keisuke suddenly uses a two-barrel blowdart gun. It takes out some attacking GOD minions and even saves the Kid Of The Week from being lynched. In spite of it looking like the coolest thing ever, it is never seen again.
  • The Hero
  • Love Hurts: Literally.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: X's origin, and slightly later in the series how Apollo Geist is resurrected.

Tropes exclusive to him as Kamen Rider X

  • Mid-Season Upgrade: After X is defeated by Spider-Napoleon, V3 upgrades him. He gains a new transformation pose ("Dai Henshin!") and a new finisher, the Vacuum Hell Wheel.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: It even has an X on it!
  • Stone Wall: X-Rider isn't any slower than the other Riders, but he's built to withstand the deepest ocean depths, and is therefore very sturdy. (The others mostly have stylized chest muscles protecting their torsos - X has body armor.) Comes to a head in SPIRITS, when a dude punches Keisuke in the face while untransformed... and breaks his hand, while Keisuke just gets a bloody nose which goes away in a few panels.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: Subverted. X is made to swim, and has an edge in underwater combat.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: The Ridol, combination staff/whip/rapier.

Tobei Tachibana

Portrayed by: Akiji Kobayashi

  • Badass Normal: He doesn't have any powers, but he can usually help with fighting the mooks and saving people. In episode 30 he's the one who ends up defeating the leech-people and giving Rider X a lot of salt, their weakness, to coat himself with when facing Leech Dracula.
  • Eccentric Mentor
  • The Mentor

    Antagonists 

Apollo Geist

Portrayed by: Yasuhiko Uchida

  • BFG: First he's got a double barreled Machine gun, and he later trades up for a triple barreled one that's attached to his right arm and boy it's friggin powerful.
  • Black Knight: Only in red armor.
  • The Dragon: As the Security Chief of GOD, it's Geist's job to make sure everything runs smoothly, and his primary task is to eliminate Rider X.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In episode 16, two doctors bring him back from the dead, and when one fails to stop Rider X from escaping, Geist executes him. In episode 21 Geist realizes his new body is breaking down and requires fixing. The surviving doctor informs him that he cannot do the procedure without the scientist that Geist had killed.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Geist's shield is also one of his weapons.
  • Man in White: His human form is always dressed to the nines in a snazzy white suit.
  • Shield Bash: While he uses his bladed shield as a cutter weapon, Apollo Geist also uses its face as a blunt melee weapon.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When he returns as Revived Apollo Geist, he's much stronger and most of this confrontations with Rider X involves the latter retreating.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: How Apollo Geist is resurrected.
  • Worthy Opponent: He regards Keisuke as this to the point where he forces GOD's monsters to disengage because he wants to be the one to end Keisuke. At one point he goes to shake his hand after a defeat only to reveal his hand to be a bomb and attempts to kill them both. Keisuke is impressed by the determination. In his climactic fight, Geist even offers to pay for Keisuke's funeral.

King Dark

Voiced by: Fumio Wada

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In All Riders vs Dai-Shocker, he is giant-sized, and Kamen Rider J has to be called in by Diend to take him on.
  • Big Bad: With the defeat of Apollo Geist, King Dark is unveiled in the next episode and stated to be the leader of GOD.
  • Humongous Mecha: King Dark is pretty damn big, Kaiju-Sized when standing up.
  • Orcus on His Throne: King Dark spends most of the series with his head propped up on his hand. It get's ridiculous in the final few episodes where he continuously stands up, revealing his true height and going to attack Rider X, only to be back in the same resting-position by the next episode.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: King Dark has a pair of large glowing red-eyes, that really stand out amongst his primarily grey color-scheme. When he opens them, evil is afoot.
  • Slouch of Villainy: It's his default position. He spends nearly the entire series resting his head on a his hand. Due to his massive size, only Dark's head and arm are visible.

Dr. Noroi

Voiced by: Fumio Wada

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