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    Sougo Tokiwa/Kamen Rider Zi-O 

Sougo Tokiwa/Kamen Rider Zi-O

Portrayed by So Okuno (live), Seiji Takaiwa (suit)

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A high school student, Sougo has wanted to become a king since he was a little boy. His fate is forever changed one day when time travelers from fifty years into the future appear, one of whom tells him that he accomplishes his dream... only to tell him that he becomes Oma Zi-O, the Demon King of Time, and a tyrant that rules with an iron fist. She pleads for him to meet the Kamen Riders that came before him and to become a hero instead, which he agrees to.


  • 10-Minute Retirement: After meeting his future self, Sougo decides to destroy his Driver in order to prevent himself from becoming Oma Zi-O. Thanks to the Time Jackers, who want him dead, and Woz having a back-up Driver in the event his old one should be destroyed, Sougo's decision to give up being a Rider lasts only for a day. Of course, this also means Oma Zi-O is restored to existence.
  • Adorkable: Just look at that face.
  • Ambiguous Innocence: Sougo's optimistic innocence is sometimes played to a disturbing degree, such as in his interactions with Kuroto Dan.
  • Ambition Is Evil: When he first hears that he will be a fearsome and unstoppable tyrant in the future, he is initially and disturbingly ecstatic as it means that his fantasies of becoming a king come true while only being mildly miffed that he's an evil one. It isn't until he sees one of his friends in peril that he remembers that he wanted to be a king to protect those around them and to ensure their happiness, giving him the mindset to unlock his Transformation Trinket.
  • Batman Gambit: Sougo is very good at manipulating people into doing what he wants by anticipating how they'll react to the things he says and does. He's so good at it, in fact, that he sometimes does it without even realizing what he's doing.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He dreams of being a king. Sure enough, he finds out that unless he changes his ways, his future self is an omnipotent tyrant who rules the world with an iron fist.
  • Because Destiny Says So: When asked why he chose the path of the demon king, Sougo at first answers that it's the path he chose. But then he adds that him becoming king was the path set for him from the moment he was born, essentially saying he was born to become a king. At the end of the first quarter, he admits he had a vision when he was a child of a great calamity and the need to become a king to prevent it.
  • Befriending the Enemy: Geiz is not a villain per se, but still counts as an antagonist and tries to keep it that way despite Sougo's efforts.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Comes with being a Kamen Rider. Gets cranked Up to Eleven when Sougo uses the Zi-O II Ridewatch to travel back in time and save Geiz's life when he attempts to finish off Another Ryuga with a suicide attack and then delivers a Curb-Stomp Battle with his newfound power as Zi-O II.
  • Berserk Button: Though he is reminded to be destined as an Evil Overlord who rules the world, what sets him off is an abusive and insane ruler who would willingly declare war against the world. Kuroto Dan found this out the hard way.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Sougo might be a nice guy compared to his future counterpart, but he's both a scarily cunning manipulator and a brutally effective fighter. Geiz can testify to both.
  • Break the Cutie: Back to 2068 has Sougo see just for himself what becomes of the future and realizes that he had been grossly underestimating Oma Zi-O's damage to the world. Adding insult to injury, when he meets his future self in person, Oma Zi-O echoes what Sougo swore he would be, a benevolent and beloved demon king...and he thinks he succeeded. This leads him to throw away his Ziku Driver and quit his dream of becoming a King. Though that lasts about a day as the Time Jackers want him dead anyway, and Geiz promises him to keep him on the right path.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Within the first dozen episodes, it's shown that his grades aren't due to a lack of intellect, but rather a lack of direction, and whenever it comes to his goal of kingship, or to protecting people, he can be dangerously cunning, so much so that it's hard to see where Oma Zi-O ends and Sougo begins.
  • Book Dumb: Heavily implied with the state of his grades compared to his Gratuitous English. Even the Rider powers react to it - when Kamen Rider Build generates strings of equations during transformations, Zi-O using Build's powers creates something that Sougo probably scribbled down in a hurry. Then again, he's no genius physicist.
    • Later on, it's shown that he is pretty intelligent, able to string along characters like Woz or Geiz with no trouble, and he just doesn't do his homework.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: When first introduced, he's a moron who's failing school and gets knocked around by his classmates for his weird dream, but it doesn't change that he still is destined to become the Demon King who kills and steal the power of all Riders and then rules the world with an iron fist.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the first episode alone, he's knocked down by a martial artist, attacked by a robot (and Rider) from the future, chased by a T-Rex, and tossed into a river. He must have inherited his luck from Ryotaro Nogami.
  • Catch-Phrase: "I think I/we can do this!"
    • Played with in how he occasionally combines this with a previous Rider's catchphrase in their Armor. For instance, as Build he'll say 'I think I've found the winning formula!'
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: There's something a bit... off about Sougo. Even ignoring his goal of becoming a king, his response to hearing that he becomes the most evil overlord in history is just that it kind of bums him out.
    • Then there are the finishers and some of the other armor gimmicks that copy the original Rider's ones in spirit but are always way off on what they should be. He even fails at copying Ex-Aid's Hit indicators by making them in Japanese.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Can easily be compared and contrasted to Tsukasa Kadoya/Kamen Rider Decade, as Zi-O can be seen as an inversion of Decade in many aspects:
    • Decade, as the tenth anniversary, marked the beginning of phase two Heisei Generation Kamen Riders (or the Neo-Heisei Generation) while Zi-O, as the twentieth anniversary, concludes the generation.
    • Tsukasa’s story is about space distortion while Sougo's is about time travel; two powers that often get paired as opposites sides on the same coin.
    • Tsukasa, a photographer by occupation, obtains Rider powers by copying them, whereas Sougo, an otherwise normal high school student aspiring to be a king, steals the Riders' powers along with their histories.
    • Tsukasa was an Amnesiac Hero surrounded by companions who accepted him as he was in the present, as well as people who knew his past as the Great Leader of Dai-Shocker; elevating some of the mystery surrounding him. Sougo has companions from the future who know what becomes of his ambitions and try to discourage him, either by radical options or having him learn from previous Heisei-era Kamen Riders, and despite being a normal high school student surrounded by people of the present who regard his dreams as childish and unrealistic, there’s little known about Sougo’s life prior to his series.
    • Tsukasa and Sougo stand out for having stories revolve around villainy they themselves cause directly. However, Tsukasa committed his villainous deeds in the past and thus his story focuses on proving he’s now a hero capable of bringing peace to the multi-verse. Sougo, on the other hand, has a seemingly undisputed future as a villain, and his story will focus on his attempts to avoid that future while fulfilling his dreams.
    • Personality-wise, Tsukasa is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold who has people from the past insisting that he is evil. Sougo is a Cloudcuckoolander Nice Guy, to the point where his companions from the future, despite knowing the evil he’s capable of, are hesitant to deal with him in the present. Even so, both heroes are capable of manipulating situations whenever they deem it necessary, albeit without informing anyone of their intentions; causing others to misinterpret them.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Sougo most of the time acts like a clumsy and dumb Nice Guy but when he gets serious... well, Sougo becoming Oma Zi-O in the future looks a lot more plausible.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Both the deliverer and on the receiving end of them.
    • His second bout with Geiz demonstrates that the only reason he lost wasn't because he was inexperienced, but rather because he wasn't motivated. Thus, while acting as Kuroto's guard, and therefore totally serious, he effortlessly trounces his fellow Rider with little trouble whatsoever.
    • When he meets Oma Zi-O, the fight is so totaly one-sided it can't even be called a fight. It's just a one-sided slaughter, with Oma countering Sougo at every turn.
    • After making peace with his mirror self, Sougo delivers an absolute brutal curb stomp to Another Ryuga after completing the Zi-O II Ridewatch. More than that, however, if Black Woz's ecstatic expression means anything, Another Ryuga didn't stand a chance in hell because Zi-O II was the trigger behind the birth of Ohma Zi-O in Tsukuyomi and Geiz's timeline.
  • The Determinator: Ever since learning about his future self being a tyrant, Sougo's been doing his damndest to make sure he doesn't go down that path. That being said, if he has to protect his friends, he's more than willing to embark on the road to him becoming Ohma Zi-O. Just ask Another Ryuga, who Sougo demolished with the Zi-O II Ridewatch - the very same Ridewatch that triggered his transformation into Ohma Zi-O in the first place.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: As Zi-O, one of his powers seems to be dreaming of the future such as seeing Kamen Rider Shinobi in episode 17 and later Kamen Rider Kikai in episode 23. It gets interesting as he isn't just seeing the events of the future but he's actually traveled in time as seen in episode 23 when he meets Kikai looking his current age despite Kikai occurring over 100 years in the future. It's even more puzzling as these Riders only exist if he was killed by Geiz on Oma day which is before they became Kamen Riders.
  • Fan Boy: Episode 10 reveals that Sougo is one for Oda Nobunaga, the first of the three unifiers of Japan, despite the fact that he was known as a Demon King for his brutal suppression tactics during the Sengoku Era, since the unification of Japan would have be impossible without him. This is also why Sougo don't have a problem about being called a Demon King as well, if Oda could unify Japan despite being a Demon King, than he would just have to be a good Demon King.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Present day Sougo Tokiwa is little more than a lazy dreamer. Flash forward to his future self, Oma Zi-O, and he's feared by all.
  • Future Me Scares Me: Played with: while he's bummed out to find out he'll turn evil, Sougo's future self doesn't scare him enough at first to change his ways. It's not until Sougo is sent to 2068 and comes face-to-face with the monster he'll become that he finally becomes frightened and starts taking the threat of becoming Oma Zi-O seriously.
  • Goal in Life: As mentioned above, he wants to be a king. The fact that he still has this goal even at 18 years old is seen as a mark of childishness, and his friends and great-uncle are trying to get him to find a more reasonable goal.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Sougo always wanted to be a king when he was a kid. He gets his wish... except his future self becomes a "Demon King" who rules the world with an iron fist. He thinks that all he has to do to avert this is to swear to become a good king, only to discover that his future self made that exact same promise.
  • The Good King: What he wants to become. Upon seeing what his future self becomes, he decides to do everything in his power to stop this from happening.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: He may look unassuming, naive and just as far from his future self as he could be. He does have some fairly stupid moments, but otherwise is scarily good thinker, manipulator and fighter.
  • Gratuitous English: He's fond of sprinkling his speech with random English words like "excellent" and "yes".
  • Guile Hero: One of his defining trait. Don't let his Obfuscating Stupidity fool you, as he is also a cunning and clever manipulator.
  • Hidden Depths: A less-than-positive version happens as the series progresses and it's demonstrated that Sougo has all the traits of Oma Zi-O lurking beneath the "well-meaning but flaky teenager" exterior we saw at the start. He turns the Wizard arc into one gigantic Batman Gambit by manipulating Geiz and Woz to get what he wants while they're convinced it's in their best interests, in Episode 9 he casually curb-stomps Geiz, with the implication that he's always been that strong but held back because he doesn't like fighting. Manipulating people comes so naturally to Sougo that he does it subconsciously: it takes being confronted by his Mirror World self to even realize it when he cons Geiz into committing suicide because it's just that instinctive to use people for his own ends.
  • Lack of Empathy: An odd example. He is a compassionate kid, but he just doesn't seem to notice what people around him feel, e.g. has no idea that Geiz is mad until the other rider holds by collar and screams in his face. The other option may be that he is well aware of everything, but he doesn't care unless those feelings are directed at him or have to be accounted for in a plan (his or someone else').
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Named after the apartment complex Shotaro Ishinomori stayed in during his mangaka days, Tokiwa-sou.
    • Tokiwa" also carries the word (とき Toki), which can be translated into 'time' when it is written in kanji "時".
  • Nice Guy: He is polite and friendly to just about everyone, even Geiz (who wants to kill him) and Black Woz (who wants him to become Oma Zi-O). He is actually so polite and optimistic it's scary sometime.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Much like a previous king, Sougo's kind and dopey nature belies the fact that he can be shockingly cunning and manipulative when he wants to be. Geiz realizes by the end of episode 8 that he spent the entire two-parter as a puppet on Sougo's strings, a two-parter where Sougo even manipulates Woz into giving him the information that he wants. Not long after, Sougo also reveals that he's a much better fighter than he's been letting on.
  • Our Founder: The first episode shows that in 2068, there's a statue commemorating his first transformation, which shows Sougo in his henshin pose with statues of the other Heisei Riders standing in a ring around him.
  • Phrase-Catcher: It seems "That doesn't seem right" is one when the past Riders see him botch their finishing moves.
  • The Pollyanna: Sougo's a pretty optimistic kid, as evidenced by his decision to become the kindest Demon King in history.
  • Protagonist Journey to Villain: What Sougo's adventures, as detailed in the series, would have ended in, were it not for Tsukuyomi and Geiz. Even so, the fact remains that his future self is a tyrannical despot.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Sougo's really bad with this, and in #22 it causes even Tsukuyomi to turn against him.
  • Rookie Red Ranger: Despite only being recently given his driver, in his first fight against Geiz who has much more experience as a Kamen Rider which include fighting in a war against his future self and also having more Ridewatches, he still managed to fight evenly against him and even outwit him during their battle and escaped. Later subverted in their second fight, which shows that Sougo didn't so much as get his ass handed to him as he wasn't motivated to fight Geiz at the time.
  • The Slacker: He does have a Goal in Life, but it's not a terribly realistic one and he doesn't even seem to know how to achieve it. At one point Tsukuyomi remarks that his grades are all poor (except for History), which is accompanied by a shot of him sleeping in class.
  • Troll: With the appearance of White Woz, Sougo has taken to yanking Black Woz's chain by asking him if he's really him or his counterpart... despite the glaring differences between the two.
  • Unstoppable Rage: His reaction to seeing the destruction caused by Oma Zi-O, then meeting Oma Zi-O in person and being confronted with the harsh reality that this truly is Sougo himself, is to try and defeat Oma Zi-O right there and then. Not that he ever stood a chance of that.

Tropes exclusive to him as Kamen Rider Zi-O

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  • All Your Powers Combined: His 3rd quarter super form has him combine the powers of Zi-O, Geiz and Woz to become Zi-O Trinity.
    • His final form Grand Zi-O has him combine the powers of all the Heisei riders.
  • Bling of War: His final form is golden with statues of the Heisei riders all over his body.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Zi-O's default visor is "Rider" in katakana, which changes to what Rider Armor he's currently using. Takes it even further when he uses the OOO Armor, where the katakana of the animals that make up Tatoba Combo replace the images.
    • The Zikan Gilade gets in on this too, where the side of the weapon's current form having the katakana for either "sword" or "gun"
      • The Saikyo Zikan Gilade takes this theme even further by adding Zi-O's own face onto the sword and the Best Face mode spells out the katakana for "Zi-O Saikyo (Strongest)" all across Zi-O's visor.
  • BFS: He can combine the Zikan Gilade with the Saikyo Girade to form the Saikyo Zikan Gilade.
  • Chrome Champion: To contrast with his future counterpart, the current Zi-O is accented with shining silver.
  • Cool Guns: The ranged form of his Zikan Gilade, aka Zyu Mode.
  • Cool Sword: Three of them:
    • The first is the melee option of the Zikan Gilade's two modes, aka Ken Mode.
    • Decade Armor gives him the Ride Heisaber. When turning the Hand Selector on the hilt of the saber, he can perform the Dual Time Break which allows him perform attacks based off of his predecessors (ex: when the dial is on Drive, he summons three Shift Tires that attacks his opponent).
    • His Zi-O II form gives him the Saikyo Girade, which can combine with the Zikan Gilade into an even cooler sword. It even puts his own face on it!
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Another black colored Rider, but Sougo is deadset on ensuring that this trope is in effect. When told that he'll become a Demon King, he resolves to become "the greatest, kindest Demon King ever!"
  • Finishing Move:
    • Time Break: A series of magenta colored characters that spell out "Kick" circle around Zi-O's opponent, and when he jumps up, they land on his right foot as he lands a jump kick.
    • Vortex Time Break: In Build Armor, Zi-O creates a white energy chart similar to Kamen Rider Build's RabbitTank's Vortex Finish, but instead of a kick, Zi-O slides down on the graph and attacks with the Drill Crusher Crusher.
    • Critical Time Break: In Ex-Aid Armor, Zi-O sends the prelude flying up into the air, before smashing the ground to send the enemy flying. Then, he lands a diving punch at the enemy with the prelude's words acting as a guide.
    • Limit Time Break: In Fourze Armor, Zi-O transforms into a rocket-like state to fly himself and the enemy into the Earth's upper atmosphere before delivering a corkscrew kick with his lower half covered in magenta energy. Alternately, he can skip the "space" step and just perform a corkscrew kick.
    • Scanning Time Break: In OOO Armor, Zi-O jumps into the air, with three giant core medals following in front of him. Then, Zi-O delivers a rider kick, hitting each of the core medals along the way, until they merge into the TaToBa symbol (albeit in kanji formatting) as they connect with the enemy.
    • Giga Scan Time Break: When piloting the Time Mazin in TaJaDol mode, the mecha performs a copy of the Prominence Drop.
    • Squash Time Break: In Gaim Armor, Zi-O charges the Daidaimaru Zs with energy before unleashing a powerful slash on the target that traps them in an badly drawn orange sphere. Alternatively, he can slash at his opponents, and break them into pieces.
    • Final Attack Time Break: In Decade Armor, Zi-O performs the finishing move of whatever RideWatch is plugged into the third slot:
      • Build: Performs a copy of the RabbitTank Sparking's rider kick (the funnel version that Sento used in the form's debut fight).
      • OOO: Zi-O flies into the air and performs a flying drop kick on the target.
    • Maximum Time Break: In W Armor, the Rider Armor assume their Memory Droid forms representing Double's halves, with all three converging on the target in a rider kick similar to the Triple Extreme.
    • Giri Giri Slash: By placing a Ridewatch in his Zikan Girade in Ken Mode, he can channel its power into a Rider Slash. When in Zi-O II form, and wielding the Saikyo Zikan Girade (in Best Face), Zi-O coats the blade with yellow energy, before raising the weapon, extending the energy blade with a line of pink characters spelling Zi-O Saikyou forming along it, and strikes down the enemy with a downward slash. This is the ''King Giri Giri Slash".
    • Zure Zure Shooting: By placing a Ridewatch in his Zikan Girade in Zyu Mode, he can channel its power into a Rider Shooting.
    • Ultimate Time Break: After plugging in the Decade RideWatch into the Heisaber, and selecting all 19 of the previous 19 Heisei Riders with the Hand Selector, Zi-O creates several cards-like projections, before delivering several Rainbow-energy coated slashes to enemy. When in Decade-Ex-Aid Armor, the strike is delayed for a bit,
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Despite inheriting the powers of other Riders, he doesn't really know much about them or how they fight, at best being able to briefly see them in action when travelling back in time. This often leads to situations like flubbing Build's catchphrase or performing Fourze's Rider Rocket Drill Space Kick... By transforming into a rocket and corkscrewing through space feet-first into his opponent.
  • Humongous Mecha: Zi-O has a Time Mazine (originally Tsukuyomi's) to use for time travelling to the past, and battling against the Time Jacker's own Time Mazines. Additionally, the Time Mazine can also utilize a few of the Ridewatches powers when Zi-O plugs them into his Ziku Driver (for example: when using the OOO Ridewatch, the Time Mazine inherits's OOO's Tora claws).
  • Midseason Upgrade: Both he and Geiz get two. First, Decade's Ridewatch allows either Rider to utilize his power, but Zi-O specifically gets the Zi-O II Ridewatch which can evolve him into Zi-O II.
  • Power Copying: By placing a Ridewatch in the left spot on the Ziku Driver, Zi-O can access the Rider Armor, and gain the abilities of his predecessors. These include:
    • Build Armor: Gains access to the Drill Crusher Crusher, Build's own Drill Crusher turned into a Blade Below the Shoulder. Thanks to the FullBottle Shoulders, Zi-O has access to the Rabbit and Tank powers. When combined with a Time Mazine, it gains a giant version of the Drill Crusher Crusher.
    • Ex-Aid Armor: Gains access to the Gashacon Breaker Breakers, pile driver variants of Ex-Aid's Gashacon Breaker (in Hammer mode). He can also jump higher, and create energy blocks for platforming purposes. When combined with a Time Mazine, it gains access to giant versions of the Gashacon Breaker Breakers.
    • Fourze Armor: Gains access to Fourze's powers, wields two Booster Modules on his arms, and can transform into a rocket himself.
    • OOO Armor: Gains access to the TaToBa powers such as enhanced sense of direction, a tiger claw gauntlet on his right arm, and enhanced jumping. When combined with a Time Mazine, it gains access to the Tora Claws.
    • Gaim Armor: Gains six copies of the Daidaimaru Z (two he can wield in his hands, two he can wield with two extra arms on his back, and two more on the sides of his shins), and his Lockseed Shoulders can open up crack portals.
    • Ghost Armor: Gains the abilities of Kamen Rider Ghost, such as invisibility, intangibility and is capable of levitation at will. He can also summon Parka Ghosts as reinforcements through the Eyecon Shoulders. This armor is primarily used by Geiz.
    • Decade Armor: Gains a third slot on his Ziku Driver, allowing him to insert another Ridewatch and upgrade their form into a stronger one that Rider possesses, generally their first Midseason Upgrade, (For example, Mighty Brothers for Ex-Aid and RabbitTank Sparkling for Build) though not always, as Ghost's Grateful Damashii is also summonable. This form wields the Ride HeiSaber. Some of the Decade forms include:
      • Build Form: Gains access to RabbitTank Sparking base powers, and wields the original Armor's Drill Crusher Crusher.
      • Ghost Form: Gains access to the Grateful Damashii powers such as summoning the Parka Ghosts.
      • Ex-Aid Form: Gains access to the Mighty Brothers XX powers, which includes splitting Zi-O into two copies, one orange, and one blue.
      • OOO Form: Gains the TaJaDol combo's abilities.
    • W Armor: Gains W's Aerokinesis, and hand-to-hand fighting styles. Additionally, the Gaia Memory Shoulders can detach from his body to become the humanoid Memory Droids.
    • Zi-O II: By accepting his darker impulses and essentially copying himself, Sougo gains the power to manipulate time as he wishes.
    • Zi-O Trinity: Gains the powers of Geiz, Woz, and himself in this form.
  • Power Fist: A running trend, as several of his Rider Armors (most prominently Build and Ex-Aid) change the original Riders' personal weapons from handheld into arm-mounted punching weapons.
  • Time Master: Both Zi-O and Geiz have this to a certain extent but the Zi-O II powers ramp it up extensively. Untransformed we've seen outright time reversal and in battle he can see moments into the future like with Victory Striker, Shulk, or Lucina's Legendary form to "predict" an opponent's attacks and stop them from even attempting them.

    Junichiro Tokiwa 

Junichiro Tokiwa

Portrayed by Katsuhisa Namase

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Sougo's great uncle and guardian. He runs a watchmaking and repair shop by the name of Kujigojido. He often provides our heroes with cryptic hints and vital advice that aids with their mission.
  • Cryptic Conversation: He often rambles about receiving items to fix that are not clocks. More often than not, these ramblings would carry a subtle, yet vital hint or clue that would actually aid our heroes in solving their missions.
  • Nice Guy: Overall very kind towards Sougo and friends.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: A variation; he's a clock repairman by trade, but he's capable of repairing all manner of machinery and electronics, including stereos and VCRs. It's also subverted, as he admitted to Sougo that he has had to turn down some jobs that were beyond him.
  • Parental Substitute: Acts as Sougo's guardian in the absence of his parents.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He tries to support Sougo in his decision to be a king, but also tries to gently steer him into a more normal occupation for his future and well-being.
  • Running Gag: He never seems to be tasked with repairing a clock. Episode 7 has him note that he only seems to get a clock once every three months or so and that people apparently refer to his shop as a place for any repair job. In Episode 11 when Woz asks him to repair an actual alarm clock he's absurdly excited. So excited that he's pretty much blind to the world until he finishes working on it.
  • Unfazed Everyman: He isn't aware that Tsukuyomi and Geiz (and even his own nephew) are time travelers, but he accepts the fact that they're living under his roof without a second thought. In Episode 3 he even makes the two of them bento lunch boxes to take to school, which prompts Sougo to remark on how accepting he is. Seeing Sougo come tumbling out of a mirror fazes him a little bit, but he shakes it off by assuming that's just something kids do these days.
  • Won't Take "Yes" for an Answer: In Episode 11, Woz asks him to repair an alarm clock. Because he's so used to it (see Running Gag), Junichiro automatically goes into his normal spiel about "Sorry, this is a clock repair shop" before realizing that the object in question actually is a clock. By that point Woz has apparently changed his mind and Junichiro practically has to pry the clock out of his hands just to work on it.

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People from 2068

    Geiz Myokoin/Kamen Rider Geiz 

Geiz Myokoin/Kamen Rider Geiz

Portrayed by Gaku Oshida

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A Kamen Rider from 2068. Like Tsukuyomi, he is a member of the future's resistance army and travels back in time alongside her. However his solution to saving the future is far simpler than Tsukuyomi's: kill Zi-O before he gets a chance to rise to power in the first place. Through some convincing, and after seeing Sougo's resolve firsthand, he instead moves in with the young Rider and accompanies him on his journey.
  • Anti-Hero: While Geiz's goal to prevent a Bad Future is admirable, he's anything but noble in how he goes about trying to achieve it. Tsukuyomi is usually able to rein in Geiz's worst impulses, but he's still ill-tempered and antisocial even at the best of times.
  • Black and White Insanity: Geiz doesn't really seem to have a grip on the idea of "subterfuge" or "faking loyalty". Sougo becoming a Fake Defector to learn more about how not to be a King from Kuroto Dan lead to Geiz immediately declaring that Sougo's locked into the path of Oma Zi-O and needs to die.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Geiz will take just about any excuse to pick a fight with Sougo, who has good reason not to be concerned. At every turn, Geiz finds himself either manipulated by Sougo into doing what he wants despite Geiz's attempts to do the opposite, or worse, it does come to a fight and Geiz finds Sougo to be quite capable of absolutely crushing him. In White Woz's timeline, Geiz does ultimately gain the power to defeat Zi-O as Geiz Revive, and in so doing bring about the good future, or so Woz claims.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Whether it's due to a lack of imagination or being just that straight-laced, his Kamen Rider alias is just his name.
  • Death by Irony: He and Zi-O fight Another Riders using the Ridewatch needed to destroy the corresponding Another Watch permanently. Had Sougo didn't use the Zi-O II watch and Another Ryuga reflecting back Geiz's Time Burst attack, his own attack also destroys his own personal Ridewatch, and consequently killing him.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Geiz made it clear that he is the only one who can defeat Sougo the moment he becomes Oma Zi-O. He, like everyone else has his limits; he is aghast with White Woz's idea of attempted killing of Shinji Kido to prevent Dark Shinji/Another Ryuga from existing.
  • Experienced Protagonist: Geiz is a warrior from the year 2068 and the first user of the Ziku Driver to become Kamen Rider Geiz.
  • Genius Bruiser: In contrast to Sougo's scribbled notes, his finishers in the Build Armor generate a series of linear equations similar to Sento, strongly implying he's near the same level intellectually. Justified both because he comes from a much more advanced future and because he operates and presumably has to maintain equipment capable of time travel.
  • Good Is Not Soft: A member of the resistance army who fight to give the future world freedom from the tyranny of Ohma Zi-O and not afraid to get his hands dirty by killing who he think is the past self of his hated enemy. However, this attitude is almost always much more hindrance than help: it nearly even keeps Geiz from getting the Wizard Ridewatch because his social skills are so poor that Nitou doesn't even remember his name.
  • Hero Antagonist : Averted for the 'antagonist' part. Geiz isn't an antagonist per se but his effort to opposed Sougo even on the occasion of him helping other people makes him fall to this category.
  • Knight Templar: As shown repeatedly, his mentality boils down to two options; you're either 'doing what's right' or 'an evil that must be destroyed'. This attitude repeatedly bites him in the ass, making him painfully easy for Sougo to manipulate.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "Geiz" is a German word which means "stinginess" or "miserliness".
    • It is also a case of Punny Name on English word "Gates" since in Japanese and Ancient Egyptian culture, Emperor of Japan (Mikado) and Pharaoh both having "gate" etymologies: "a gate connects god and human" or "a gate connects humanity and future".
  • Morality Pet: Tsukuyomi is the one to have convinced Geiz to spare Sougo at first, and in general is the only one he listens to.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Geiz does a good job of acquiring appropriate clothes for whatever environment he's supposed to be going undercover in... and then wears his collar and watch holder on top of the disguise. Tsukuyomi does the same thing with her mantle, so maybe it's a 2068 thing.
  • Properly Paranoid: Geiz has a reason to be hostile towards Sougo, knowing fully that he will become Oma Zi-O and will not hesitate to put him down when that happens. Episode 16 finally justifies this the moment Tsukasa sends Sougo into 2068 and meets his future self in person.
  • Stolen MacGuffin Reveal: Was revealed in Episode 13 that the Ghost and Drive Ridewatches he has (and supposedly all his other Rider equipment) were secretly stolen from Oma Zi-O prior to coming to 2018.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Big time. As far as he can tell Sougo is going to be the person that ruins his time - but as long as Sougo's up against the same monsters that he is, they're going to have to do this together.
  • The Lancer: Like many secondary Riders, his philosophy clashes with Sougo's immensely. Whereas Sougo tries to help most of the people around him, Geiz is outright hostile toward anyone other than Tsukuyomi, has a Hair-Trigger Temper and generally subscribes to an inherently cynical view of the world.
  • The Needs of the Many: Whether it's wanting to kill Sougo before he can become Oma Zi-O or wanting to kill Another Riders regardless of what they've actually done so far, Geiz has no problem with bringing harm to potentially-innocent individuals for the sake of everyone else. This changes when working with Sougo puts him in the position of helping others, to the point that he tries to avoid taking the Quiz Ridewatch so Mondo can resolve his own family history.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Towards Sougo, in order to prevent the latter's ascension into Oma Zi-O.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Slowly but surely Geiz is growing out of his Knight Templar mentality.
  • Tsundere: Possibly overlapping with Defrosting Ice Queen. Geiz makes it clear that he, in no way, considers Sougo a friend, but later in the series he starts to realize that he's becoming soft around him. Following his escape from Helheim forest, he renews his vow to kill Sougo...and then promptly worries with Tsukuyomi over his seemingly-dead body when his soul is sucked out in a botched attempt by Another Ghost.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Save for his watch holder and collar, Geiz has a new outfit in every episode. The fact that he wears the watch holder and collar over each new outfit, regardless of how badly it clashes, acts as a Running Gag.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Reaching the point of deconstruction. Geiz's hatred of Oma Zi-O has made the man frighteningly easy to manipulate with almost every faction, including Sougo himself, using him for their own benefit multiple times. Geiz is capable of learning a little bit from this, and even manages to get one over on White Woz, but his stubbornness makes the lesson have a hard time sticking. Sougo even once manages to manipulate Geiz into killing himself, without meaning to, because he's just that easy to fool.
  • What You Are in the Dark: When no one is looking and something happens to Sougo, Geiz gets visibly upset as he just can't bring himself to hate the guy despite how he usually acts towards him.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Episode 7 indicates he and Woz were friends at one point. It's left in the air what Noodle Incident split them apart.
  • Why Can't I Hate You?: Platonic variant towards Sougo. He admits in episode 15 he has trouble seeing the present Sougo as Ohma Zi-O just due to how different and nice Sougo is. Thus he's actually quite conflicted about his mission even begging Sougo to just throw away his belt so he doesn't have to kill him.

Tropes exclusive to him as Kamen Rider Geiz

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Rider Time! Kamen Rider Geiz!
  • An Axe to Grind: One half of his Zikan Zax's weapon modes.
  • Cool Guns: He wields a copy of the Faiz Phone X. He can also use number codes to utilize the Faiz Armor's armaments, much like the Rider himself.
  • Finishing Move:
    • Time Burst: Geiz creates an image of the future of his foe, mid-explosion, as several projections of his face characters and his boot's design extend out to his enemy. The image moves back in time until it and the enemy meet, and then the enemy follows the image's path until they explode. Alternatively, Geiz can instead ram the enemy while on the Ride Striker.
    • Omega Time Burst: In Ghost Armor, Geiz preforms a copy of the Ore Omega Drive as his right foot glows with an orange flame created by the Parka Ghosts, and he performs a flying kick covered in spiritual energy.
    • Hissatsu Time Burst: In Drive Armor, Geiz performs a copy of the JustiSmash finisher as he speeds around his enemy, and rapidly punches them. Alternatively, he can send Shift Tires flying towards his opponent.
    • Vortex Time Burst: In Build Armor, Geiz performs a copy of Build RabbitTank Form's Vortex Finish attack. Alternatively, he can perform Zi-O's finisher by attacking with the Drill Crusher Crusher.
    • Exceed Time Burst: In Faiz Armor, Geiz summons the Faiz Pointer Pointer and performs a copy of Faiz's Crimson Smash Attack.
    • Strike Time Burst: In Wizard Armor, Geiz levitates into the air and kicks through a Wizard-styled Magic Circle, his leg growing to massive proportions (resembling a combination of Wizard's Big and Extend powers).
    • Critical Time Burst: In Gemn Armor, Geiz circles around his opponent in high speeds, destroying anything in his way, before finishing him off with a Rider Kick.
    • Zakkuri Cutting: By channeling a Ridewatch's power into the Zikan Zax's in Ono Mode, he performs a powerful slash.
    • Giwa Giwa Shoot: By channeling a Ridewatch's power into the Zikan Zax's Yumi Mode, he fires a special arrow.
  • Humongous Mecha: Like Zi-O, Geiz has a Time Mazine to use for time travelling to the past, and battling against the Time Jacker's own Time Mazines. His seems to be a custom version as it's red instead of white. As with Zi-O's, it can access past rider's abilities should Geiz use a Ridewatch while piloting it.
  • Power Copying: Like Zi-O, Geiz can access the Rider Armor, and gain the abilities of his predecessors when placing a Ridewatch on the left side of the Ziku Driver. These include:
    • Ghost Armor: Geiz gains the abilities of Kamen Rider Ghost, such as invisibility, intangibility and is capable of levitation at will. He can also summon Parka Ghosts as reinforcements through the Eyecon Shoulders.
    • Drive Armor: Geiz inherits Kamen Rider Drive's speed, and can launch energy variants of the Type Speed Shift Car through the Shift Speed Speeds on his wrists.
    • Build Armor: Gains access to the Drill Crusher Crusher, Build's own Drill Crusher turned into a Blade Below the Shoulder. Thanks to the FullBottle Shoulders, Geiz has access to the Rabbit and Tank powers. This armor is primarily used by Zi-O.
    • Faiz Armor: Geiz inherits Faiz's weapons such as the Faiz Shot Shot (similar to the normal Faiz Shot), and the Faiz Pointer Pointer (similar to the normal Faiz Pointer).
    • Wizard Armor: Geiz inherits Wizard's magical abilities.
    • Genm Armor: Geiz inherits Genm's abilities, mirroring those of Ex-Aid Armor except without the Gashacon Breaker Breakers, and gaining the speed and agility of Genm's favored Level 3 Gashat, Shakariki Sports. He can also throw energy versions of the Trick Flywheels. When combined with a Time Mazine, he can make use of Genm's Warp Pipes to confuse his opponents.
    • Ex-Aid Armor: Gains access to the Gashacon Breaker Breakers, pile driver variants of Ex-Aid's Gashacon Breaker (in Hammer mode). He can also jump higher, and create energy blocks for platforming purposes. This armor is primarily used by Zi-O.
  • Red Is Heroic: Grim as his mission may be, Geiz is a heroic Rider through and through. His armor is a deep scarlet to match.
  • The Straight and Arrow Path: The second weapon form, and his ranged option.
  • Time Master: A more subdued example; his Time Burst ability is described as having a special type of lag, which means that the attack is actually delayed in time.

    Tsukuyomi 

Tsukuyomi

Portrayed by Shieri Ohata

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A mysterious girl from 2068 who travels back to attempt to change the future by turning Zi-O into a heroic Kamen Rider by having him meet and learn from past Riders. She also convinces Geiz to not kill him, at least for the time being.
  • Action Girl: She is a member of the the future's resistance army and has no problem handling herself in a fight, managing to hold her ground against Another Build with little but a blaster.
  • All-Loving Heroine: The fact that she experienced first hand that Sougo is the very man who will one day destroy everything she loved and cared for...but she still believes that his younger self is capable of good and even smiles at him without repercussions proves she's this without a doubt.
  • Cool Guns: She wields the Faiz Phone X, a Ridewatch modeled after Faiz's Phone Blaster.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Downplayed. She truly believes that Sougo has no chance of becoming Oma despite the fact she's personally seen how manipulative he can be as well as the Curb-Stomp Battle he gave Geiz in episode 9. But seeing how powerful Zi-O II is, makes her realize that Sougo always had the potential to become Oma.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: In Episodes 1 and 11, she gets an unwilling Sougo into fights by making threatening remarks while affecting a deeper voice, making it sound like he was the one doing the threatening. In the latter case, Sougo even remarks "Wow, deja vu..."
  • Magical Computer: In Episode 1, she pays an Edo-era shopkeeper by literally swiping coins off the screen of her tablet, which causes them to drop into the woman's open hands. In Episode 10, she uses it to heal Geiz's injuries.
  • Moral Event Horizon: She considers Zi-O II to be Sougo's, and seeing him use its time-manipulating powers to undo death and sculpt every event to his liking is enough to finally turn her against him.
  • Non-Lethal Warfare: In Episode 1 she uses the Faiz Phone X to knock Sougo, Sento and Banjou unconscious so she can get the former back to 2018.
  • Not So Above It All: If Episode 13.5 is anything to go by, she seems to have a crush on Ryoma Takeuchi.
  • Only Sane Woman: Seems to be going this route as she keeps Geiz from killing Sougo then and there and giving the latter a chance to become more heroic. At the same time, she gets exasperated by Sougo's eccentricities.
    • Subverted hard after the events of episode 22. After seeing Sougo use a fraction of Oma Zi-O's power seems to have made Tsukuyomi cannonball into the same insane mindset that every other time traveler runs on.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Like Geiz with his collar and Ridewatch holder, Tsukuyomi always wears her white mantle over whatever outfit she's supposed to be using as a disguise.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Tsukuyomi puts saving innocent lives as her top property and generally dislikes fatal methods. But even she has limits when she realizes that Sougo has the potential to become Oma Zi-O, she wonders if they should just kill him now.
  • Properly Paranoid: Tsukuyomi shows more shades of this than Geiz as of episode 22. Having been aware about the Zi-O II Ridewatch that grants Sougo the ability to control time, knowing that he is most likely to become Oma Zi-O.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: She wears a different pastel or mostly white dress every episode—though she does keep her cape.
  • Woman in White: Invoked and enforced - she even retains that white mantle over whatever disguise she ought to be in at the time.

    Black Woz 

Black Woz

Portrayed by Keisuke Watanabe

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A mysterious prophet from the same future as Tsukuyomi and Geiz, he reads prophecies of future events, often to the heroes directly. His true allegiance for now remains as cloudy as Zi-O's fate, though it appears that he has some kind of loyalty to the once and future king...
  • Affably Evil: He wants the Bad Future to occur and with Sougo as Oma Zi-O, but doesn't take any steps to enforce it until the other Riders begin to help Sougo to alter the timeline, which prompts Woz to ally with the Time Jackers in order to keep Sougo himself from altering history any further. Even then, he remains as friendly and helpful as a villain could possibly be, appearing if Sougo needs advice or when he acquires a new Ridewatch.
  • Ambiguously Human: He is strong enough to stop a punch from Another Rider barehanded and toss him away afterwards. Also, he can travel through time without a time machine (none that has been seen so far) and no one ever sees him coming or leaving.
  • Berserk Button:
    • As Another Fourze will tell you, Woz hates it when someone tries to interrupt Sougo's transformation.
    • While played for laughs at first, he takes his book of prophecy very seriously, to the point of switching sides to the Time Jackers against Sougo to prevent his future self from rewriting the history prophesized in it, and continues to do so after learning Sougo's successful rewriting of history now has Geiz's name added to the book despite him originally playing no part in it.
    • A slightly more downplayed example; he gets quite peeved when people interrupt or ruin his dramatic moments or speeches, but he tries to remain composed, if only to try to get back into the spirit of the moment.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: In Episode 10, he adds Kousei Kougami's "Happy birthday!" at the start of his normal "ascension speech" when Sougo first uses the OOO Armor.
  • Breakout Character: Woz immediately became a fan-favorite character due to his bombastic heraldry making him a living meme approaching the level of fellow breakout character Kuroto Dan. Toei was quick to capitalize on this status by releasing a Woz plush toy, making him one of the very few face characters in any Rider show to get merchandise depicting them.
  • The Comically Serious: He is often vexed when Sougo asks him for an Another Rider's information, especially if that Another Rider who is based on a Rider from an alternate future.
    Black Woz: Please do not treat me as if I am a radar for Another Riders.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He had a second Ziku Driver ready to give to Sougo just in case anything happened to the first.
  • Dark Is Evil: Affably Evil though Black Woz may be, never forget that he's the herald of a tyrannical demon king who rules a Bad Future, and fully intends to see Sougo slaughter half the world.
  • Didn't See That Coming: While generally Crazy-Prepared and everything seemingly going to plan before hand, he decidedly did not see an alternate version of himself traveling back in time as a Kamen Rider in direct opposition to him and Oma Zi-O coming.
  • Deadpan Snarker: His conversations with anyone but Sougo are laced with sarcasm and/or apathy, showing that he almost actively loathes anyone who isn't Sougo.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Yes, he's a Large Ham who is actively trying to goad Sougo into becoming the worst despot in recorded history, but even he thinks Kuroto Dan is a bit much. Albeit it may be because he finds Kuroto's personality annoying, rather than his actions.
  • Evil Mentor: In theory if not necessarily in practice. Woz actively encourages Sougo to become Oma Zi-O, but rarely does anything to try and force him in that direction, confident that the overlord he worships will emerge in due time. Oma Zi-O's continued presence in the future gives Woz good reason to be so self-assured.
  • Foil: To White Woz, as both are Heralds who are loyal to a certain Rider. Black Woz is the servant of Oma Zi-O, while White Woz revers Geiz Revive as a messianic figure who defeated the demon king. However, their personalities differ: Black Woz is genuinely polite and well-mannered, even towards his overlord's enemies. White Woz is rather smug, amoral, manipulative, and callous at worst. He is quick to commit Pay Evil unto Evil to punish the Time Jackers for their insistent meddling.
  • Great Big Book of Everything: Woz is never seen without his Ōma Kōrin Reki (roughly "Great Calamity Advent Calendar"note ), which appears to provide him with an account of future events.
  • Hammy Herald: He essentially serves as Zi-O's hype man, proclaiming his every action as if it came from a majestic tale. And he will make sure everyone within a five block radius can hear his proclamations.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Black Woz", as proposed by Sougo following White Woz's appearance to differentiate him from the latter.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Does not hesitate to rub it in Kuroto's face after he is defeated that he'll make great "fertilizer" for Sougo's path onto becoming a better king.
  • Lack of Empathy: He is annoyed that Sougo ignores him in favor of checking on a victim of Another Ex-Aid.
  • Large Ham: His introduction of Zi-O after his first transformation is so bombastic that he practically steals the scene. Also, he introduces every new Ridewatch that Zi-O uses in this way and hates when someone interrupts him.
  • Mysterious Stranger: He's keeping an eye on everyone, but we don't know for what purpose. His character profile even describes him as a "Mysterious Prophet".
  • My Suit Is Also Super: Not in the way that Kamen Rider usually plays this trope, but rather Woz's scarf is a multipurpose tool that can stretch upwards of a dozen yards, restrain people by wrapping around them, or be used to make a hasty retreat.
  • Other Me Scares Me: He is aptly unnerved at the sight of his counterpart from Geiz Revive's timeline. This is very much justified as White Woz's sole existence threatens everything he has been working since the story's start and is very proactive about enforcing that threat, as well as seeing what kind of a sadistic and callous individual he could have become.
  • Ontological Inertia: Seems to be a fan of this, given how unlike both the heroes from the future and the Time Jackers, his only interest is in making sure things happen as they were meant to happen.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He slightly drops his bombastic demeanor when time is messed with in favor of a quiet, simmering anger. By the time Kamen Riders that shouldn't exist start appearing, he becomes genuinely shaken.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He usually appears wearing a smug smile because things rarely don't go his way through the first 16 episodes. Then his alternate self starts making sure they won't (his or anyone else's). By #19, he has practically become a Perpetual Frowner.
  • Properly Paranoid: The instant Woz drops his bombastic demeanor also shows that he can be worried whenever Sougo messes up with the timeline (accidental or not), as shown in the Gaim arc. By the time Another Riders based on Riders that don't exist in the present show up along with his alternate future counterpart, he becomes more paranoid than ever.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: He appears out of nowhere just long enough to fawn over Zi-O and/or deliver cryptic advice, and then vanishes just as inexplicably.
  • Transformation Is a Free Action: Ensures that this trope is in full swing and he's willing to engage in combat whenever someone tries to interrupt Sougo's transformation sequence.
  • Trickster Mentor: Loyal enough to his overlord to warn his past self of Geiz's "red robot," but not so proactive as to do anything else to protect him unless someone tries to pull a fast one and interrupt Sougo's transformation.
  • Undying Loyalty: To what extent is yet to be seen, but it's clear that Woz has an affection for at least the power and might that Zi-O has in the future, given the fact that he presents Sougo with his Rider Belt on a velvet cushion.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He and Geiz were friends at some point. Now they can barely tolerate being in the same room as each other.

    Oma Zi-O 

Sougo Tokiwa (Original Timeline)/Oma Zi-O

Portrayed by Rikiya Koyama (voice)

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The titular "Demon King" of Time, this tyrant controls the future, to the point that none can stand against him. To stop his rise, several individuals from the resistance army travel back in time to intercept Sougo and changes history. The Time Jackers on the other hand, wants him to rise in power but with their own candidate under the armor.

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: As noted by the man himself, he has power worthy of having the title "Demon King". So far, each and every appearance of his displays overwhelming might on a level no one in the series can even dream of matching.
  • Badass Boast: His very first line no less!
    Oma Zi-O: "You fools could never defeat me. And do you know why? Because I was born to be king."
  • Badass Baritone: Courtesy of Rikiya Koyama, with a dash of Evil Sounds Deep.
  • Badass Cape/Scarf Of Asskicking: He has a pair of watch hands hanging down the back of his suit, resembling a combination of these tropes.
  • Bad Future: Both the ruler, and cause of one.
  • Bling of War: Unlike Sougo in the present, this Zi-O is decked out in golden armor, has a watchband sash not unlike Drive's Tires, and clock hands on his back like a segmented cape. He also uses a gold-colored variant of the Ziku-Driver with two eagle-like engravings where the Ridewatches should be.
  • The Caligula: When he finally gets more screen-time, it becomes incredibly clear that Oma Zi-O is completely and utterly out of his gourd, genuinely believing that he is "the greatest and most beloved Demon King". He's reduced the world of 2068 to a Mad Max lookalike, has an army of evil monsters at his side that terrorize the populace and slaughters those who resist wholesale. He's clearly a man of the people.
  • Cessation of Existence: If Sougo destroys his Ziku Driver, Oma Zi-O is effectively erased from existence.
  • The Chessmaster: Seems to be this at the end of Forever King 2018. He knew Sougo would destroy his Driver after seeing how he turned out and Face Death with Dignity. When Sougo gains a back-up Driver and reaffirms his desire to not become the Demon King, Oma Zi-O can only laugh as he is ushered back into existence, knowing full well his present-day self would do so. After all, he was born to be king.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Oma Zi-O is, in many ways, the opposite of Evolt.
    • Evolt controls space, Oma Zi-O controls time.
    • Evolt wants to destroy earth for fun, Oma Zi-O wants to rule it as the Demon King.
    • Evolt is an alien Ancient Evil, Oma Zi-O is a human from a Bad Future.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His introduction scene has him single-handedly wipe out the resistance with nothing but a gesture, with the entire battle beforehand being purely for his own entertainment. Sougo's attempt to kill his future self goes no better, as even just mimicking whatever Sougo does is enough for Oma Zi-O to mop the floor with him.
  • Dark Is Evil: With him, it most certainly is.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: In Japanese, his full name parses as something presumably meant to mean "Demon King Calamity Zi-O", but parses as "Maoh Oma Zi-O", and, taking into account the fact that "Zi-O" could potentially mean "time king", sounds effectively like "Demon King King Demon Time King". The comedy 1.5 spinoff has Sougo point out the redundancy in the name and express dismay that his naming sense has gotten so cheap.
  • Divine Right of Kings: He appeals to a version of this (albeit one that invokes a generic "destiny" rather than any gods) to justify his rule, saying that he became king because he was born to be one.
  • Evil Old Folks: Given that he is supposed to be Sougo fifty years into the future, he more than qualifies, being in his late sixties. While his face is obscured when his human form is shown, he has white hair and what few details can be made out do imply he's an old man.
  • Evil Overlord: Rules the future of 2068 with an iron fist, as his title of Demon King would suggest.
  • Expy: Of 2018!Kohtaro Minami/Century King Black Sun from the Kamen Rider BLACK manga.
  • Fallen Hero: This Sougo has definitely attained his wish to become a king. The greatest in history.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Considering that his younger self was a slacker, the difference between Sougo and Oma Zi-O is utterly terrifying.
  • Gold-Colored Superiority: He uses a gold-colored variant of the Ziku-Driver and his Rider form's main color motif is also gold, as befitting of a King. He's also far more powerful than the current Zi-O.
  • Hero Killer: It was stated that Oma Zi-O went on a path of conquest, and heavily implied that he claimed the powers of other Riders through battle rather than being gifted them. In several of Woz's flashbacks in the early episodes, images of Zi-O fighting other Riders are shown. And since Oma Zi-O is still around and the Riders aren't...
  • High Collar of Doom: Well, not incredibly high, but still counts compared to Zi-O's base form.
  • Identity Denial: An unusual case in that every other character already knows Sougo will grow up to become this tyrant, but Sougo disbelieves that he could ever become such a monster so fervently that he makes Geiz, Tsukuyomi, and even parts of the audience start to doubt it's true, until Sougo's faced with the man himself and can no longer deny reality.
  • Invincible Villain: From Geiz and the Resistance's perspective, as their best efforts were completely crushed by him without doing anything meaningful to him. So far the only thing that has been show to be capable of challenging, let alone beating him, is Geiz Revive in White Woz's timeline.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He's already an unstoppable force to begin with. The first thing he does in the Cold Opening, singlehandedly wiping out every member of the La Résistance and going as far as to reduce their army to dust. Episode 16 takes it to a more terrifying level when he beats Present!Sougo using Kuuga, Kiva, and Ryuki's powers with little to no effort.
  • Meaningful Name: Oma is an anagram for "maoh", which is the the Japanese word for demon king.
  • Mind over Matter: Seems to possess some sort of Psychokinesis, as he's able to freeze missiles in mid-air and pushes back an army Time-Mazines without even touching them.
  • Names to Run From Really Fast: Does Demon King sound like a friendly title to you?
  • One-Man Army: The Cold Opening shows Oma Zi-O positively and literally destroying and eviscerating the La Résistance, Humongous Mechas and all. Given the timeline, it can be safely said that he's been doing this kind of slaughter for 50 YEARS.
  • Physical God: By the time he rules the world, he has fully mastered his powers, including the power to control time, allowing him to pretty much destroy anyone who challenges him. To wit, so far he has shown that he can manipulate time, use some sort of psychokinesis and sends out a powerful of wave of energy that can disintegrate anything in its path. There's no telling just how much power he's still hiding.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: Sougo swore to avoid ever becoming Oma Zi-O by declaring he would instead become the greatest and most beloved overlord in history. Oma Zi-O swore the same thing, and honestly believes he succeeded.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His visor has a prominently crimson color to it, signifying his status as a major villain.
  • Super Strength: During the battle in Episode 1's Cold Open, he drags a Time Mazine into his hands with his Mind over Matter powers and then hurls it.
  • Super Power Lottery: He's stolen the powers of every main Rider- if not every single Kamen Rider- in the timeline. Even without the powers of other Riders, he possesses Psychokinesis, Super Strength, Nigh-Invulnerability, the ability to Freeze Time while keeping his victims aware, and the power to project waves of disintegrating force.
    • As shown in Episode 15, he's mastered the other Riders' powers to the point where he doesn't even have to slot the Ridewatches into his Driver- all he has to do is push the buttons on the top to activate their powers.
  • Tautological Templar: The man somehow believes that he honestly is the "the greatest and most beloved Demon King". Despite the fact that he killed half of the population of earth, put the other half in ghetto camps, and periodically terrorizes said survivors with his army.
  • Tempting Fate: At the end of their first meeting, he tells Sougo that the only way to prevent his rise is to destroy his belt. Sougo follows this advice, and this actually does get rid of Oma Zi-O. Pity about the Time Jackers.
  • Time Stands Still: One of his many abilities.
  • Villain Protagonist: He is what Sougo will become if nothing changes, and changing the future turns out to be a very difficult task indeed.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Has white hair, presumably due to being in his 60s, and is a tyrannical and monstrous Evil Overlord.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Sougo thought his vow to become "The Greatest and Most Beloved Overlord" would be enough to keep him from becoming this guy, only to discover that Oma Zi-O is the end product of making that vow. The only thing that works to actually prevent his rise is for Sougo to destroy his Driver, and even that only lasts until the Time Jackers force him to become Zi-O once more. However, it's not all for naught: Oma Zi-O's brief disappearance allows the alternate White Woz timeline to appear, making his victory no longer inevitable.
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White Woz/Kamen Rider Woz

Portrayed by Keisuke Watanabe

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A different version of Woz from an Alternate Timeline where Oma Zi-O was defeated, he is a mysterious visionary who "directs" events to the future he wishes. To that end, he arrives in 2019 to aid his messiah Geiz Revive in defeating Oma Zi-O, as prophesied on the impending Day of Oma as Kamen Rider Woz.
  • Ambiguously Evil: White Woz claims to be on Geiz's side, and represents a future that sounds like an objectively good thing, but since it's supposed to involve Geiz killing Sougo on Oma Day, his future might not be as bright and shiny as he claims it is.
  • Anti-Villain: Being the Herald for Geiz Revive and to make sure Geiz defeats Oma Zi-O, this doesn't stop White Woz for committing even more villainous acts to deal with a greater evil.
  • Batman Gambit: Making best use of his tablet's probability-influencing abilities requires him to be able to do this, since he can only make people do things that they had a chance of doing anyway.
  • Blatant Lies: Combined with All for Nothing as White Woz claims that Geiz Revive's future will be peaceful. Yet with the existence of the Future Riders its clear that there is still war, suffering, and death. And then the Humanoise show up and take over the world another 50 years down the line (though unlike Oma-Zi-O, there's at least a Rider standing against them). Then again it could be a case of Exact Words considering how Woz phrased things.
  • The Chessmaster: White Woz makes aggressive use of his tablet's ability to alter probability to make sure things go according to his script, even treating Sougo and Geiz themselves as nothing but players for him to direct along the stage.
  • The Corrupter: Zigzagged. While White Woz is dedicated to guiding Geiz to becoming Geiz Revive and defeating Oma Zi-O, he's frustrated by Geiz's compassion that he sees as naivete. He advises that Geiz to focus on his mission at all costs.
  • Faux Affably Evil: To contrast him with the original, this Woz is not without a charming and suave exterior, but it also reveals him as an outright heartless, manipulative, and sociopathic individual underneath, making it all the more chilling.
  • Foil: To Black Woz himself. Both are hammy heralds with an Undying Loyalty to a certain Rider (Oma Zi-O and Geiz Revive) - Black Woz is Oma Zi-O's servant who comes to have Sougo take the path of the demon king, White Woz reveres Geiz Revive as his savior who vanquished Oma Zi-O. However, their personalities are the exact opposite: Black Woz is Affably Evil, courteous even to Sougo's enemies, and rarely takes action unless he has to, while White Woz is a cruel, unscrupulous Perpetual Smiler who constantly adjusts events to suit his purposes.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Be it threatening to kill a child, admittedly one of the Time Jackers, in order to gather information, or treating everyone around him like a disposable pawn, this Woz is nothing short of villainous in his behavior. However, he seeks what appears to be a good future, or at least a better one than the reign of terror of Oma Zi-O.
  • Hate Sink: White Woz's motives might be justifiable at best. However, he is but a nasty piece of work who goes his way to be as despicable as possible, making the Time Jackers (sans Sworz), and Black Woz himself all the more sympathetic.
  • Herald: He is this for Geiz Revive, the savior who defeated Oma Zi-O on the Day of Oma in his timeline.
  • In-Series Nickname: "White Woz", as proposed by Sougo to differentiate between him and the original Woz, who in turn is nicknamed "Black Woz". The other characters take to using this term rather quickly.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He's set up as a Jerk With A Heart of Moral Ambiguity with good intentions for the future. Then he gets Futuring Quiz and uses its powers to gleefully torment Another Quiz with a pair of cruel questions seemingly hand-tailored to Kick the Dog while laughing.
  • Knight of Cerebus: White Woz's arrival and what it means for the timeline are enough to make the characters start taking their situation much more seriously than they had before. White Woz himself is a new breed of villain who's far more dangerous than the Time Jackers.
  • Knight Templar: Like his savior, White Woz is no saint in his pursuit of the greater good.
  • Lack of Empathy: White Woz shows little to no sympathy or empathy to anyone, not even Geiz. To him, everyone needs to get in line to aid his Savior's ascension the way he envisions it. Also unlike Black Woz, who only responds to Sougo's prioritizing heroism over becoming the Overlord with exasperation at worst, White Woz reacts to Geiz not wanting to follow the path of Geiz Revive by telling him he doesn't have a choice in the matter.
  • Large Ham: If there's one constant across time, it's that Woz is hammy.
  • Light Is Not Good: Both his outfit and Rider form sport glittering silver colors with neon green. White Woz is anything but pure white on the inside.
  • Necessary Evil: Due to the paradoxical nature of the future Riders. Kamen Rider Woz is the only one who can create their respective Ridewatches and defeat the Another Riders based off them.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: A male example. Unlike Black Woz, who only smirks when things go accordingly as planned. White Woz is quick to cackle in a rather unnerving fashion.
  • Not So Different: From Black Woz. Both seek to serve another Rider for the purpose of awakening their full potential and bringing about a future that is, at least on the surface, everything that Rider's ever wanted.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Unlike Black Woz, who usually keeps some distance from Sougo, White Woz doesn't mind getting a little too close to his savior for comfort.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: The things White Woz does to Heure and Ora are downright torturous. Even with the Time Jackers deserving such comeuppance for their actions and abuse of their time-stopping powers, White Woz's punishments are portrayed as excessively cruel.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Even more so than Black Woz.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He has shades of this as he is so much more gleeful than his counterpart, especially when wrecking someone in battle, bending reality with his book or scheming something.
  • Rewriting Reality: Whatever White Woz writes in his tablet becomes reality, as long as it had a chance of happening already. He can use this to create his Miridewatches, but only if the future Rider's existence has already been assured, bringing his timeline closer to becoming the one true reality.
  • Sadist: White Woz really takes pleasure in making the Time Jackers suffer in even the most grueling ways possible the instant they cross with him.
  • Shoot the Dog: One of his darker actions is his attempted murder of Shinji Kido/Kamen Rider Ryuki just to destroy Another Ryuga. Luckily Geiz stopped him.
  • Smug Super: White Woz makes frequent use of his ability to rewrite reality, even doing so in the middle of battle to declare his victory before it happens.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Be it manipulating Sougo and Geiz to do as he wishes, informing Geiz he has no choice about becoming the savior Woz wants him to be, or inflicting cruelty upon the Time Jackers, White Woz is smug and uncaring to everyone around him, all with a smile on his face.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Despite ostensibly being heroic, he's a much bigger jerk than Black Woz, who is often polite and controlled even to his overlord's enemies. At worst, he is sternly disapproving. Part of this might have something to do with him owning the BeyonDriver, and therefore having the power to enforce his desires.
  • Up to Eleven: While Black Woz was peeved that Geiz's name was even mentioned in his book ever since the events of the Gaim Arc, the history in White Woz's book does this to Geiz by making him the revered savior/messiah that vanquished Oma Zi-O and changed the entire course of history. And this Woz actually embraces this fact.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: He describes the future without Ohma Zi-O as utopia-like peaceful and he will do anything to achieve it, even going against his messiah or killing defenseless civilians.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about him without mentioning he isn't the Woz we know and revealing that the actions of the Main Characters caused another timeline to be created.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He won't stop at anything to get the information he needs, as Heure found out the hard way.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He has no qualms about using physical force to prevent Ora from interfering.
  • Xanatos Gambit: The way he created the Shinobi Miridewatch in #18. He goads Sougo into fighting Another Shinobi, while talking Rentaro back to his senses, with Swartz continuously activating the Another Shinobi watch each time the latter is defeated. And, it worked.

Tropes exclusive to him as Kamen Rider Woz

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Future Time! Amazing! Era! Future!note  Kamen Rider Woz! Woz!
  • Blade on a Stick: The main form of his Zikan Despear.
  • Double Take: His own transformation sound does this, with the second "Woz!" at the end sounding confused at the idea of Woz being a Rider.
  • Finishing Move:
    • Time Explosion: Woz sends a green energy cube behind the enemy, then surrounds himself in a green energy tornado with a green "kick" character swirling around him before corkscrew kicking the enemy into the cube that transforms into a timer that explodes the minute it hits zero.
    • Ninpou: Jikan Shibari No Jutsu/Ichigeki Kaman: In Futurering Shinobi mode, Woz electrifies the enemy and lifts him up before creating clones and slashing him rapidly.
    • Fukashigi Magic: In Futurering Quiz mode, Woz summons some giant energy question marks to restraint the enemy and detonates them.
  • Hero of Another Story: Unlike Zi-O or Geiz, who use powers of Riders that came before them, Woz uses the powers of three future Riders yet to be seen as of 2018: Shinobi, Quiz, and Kikai.
  • Just for Pun: Woz's forms are all listed as Futuring x with the x being the Rider whose power he's currently using. That is a combination of featuring, given that this is technically the debut of these three Riders, and future, given that they've yet to exist.
  • Names to Run From Really Fast: Translating his weapon's name parses to "Time spear of despair".
  • Power Copying: As with Zi-O and Geiz above, Woz can access the powers of the other Riders by placing a MirideWatches into his Beyondriver and access a Futurering form. Some include:
    • Futurering Shinobi: Gains access to Shinobi's ninja techniques and skills to fight against his enemies.
    • Futurering Quiz: Gains Quiz's powers, such as people answering his quiz correctly or incorrectly will would affect the outcome of the battle.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Woz's Futurering Shinobi form has a purple scarf borrowed from Kamen Rider Shinobi.
  • Simple Staff: Mode two of his Zikan Despear. Used as a cane.
  • Sinister Scythe: Mode three of his Zikan Despear.
  • Transformation Trinket: Has a unique one, the BeyonDriver, which is powered by the MirideWatches, or "Future Ridewatches".
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: As noted above, Woz's arsenal is vastly different from those of Zi-O and Geiz: his weapon has three modes compared to their two, his Driver is a unique model against the shared Ziku Driver, and his Ridewatches are all-original, not based on any currently existing Rider. And speaking about his Ridewatches, they are based off smartwatches, and not just analog or digital ones.
    • Unlike Zi-O and Geiz who must receive the Ridewatches from their predecessors after defeating an Another Rider for the first time, White Woz is able to create a new MirideWatch once the corresponding Another Rider has been temporarily defeated and the related Rider is confirmed to exist in the future.
  • Villain Teleportation: The Shinobi MirideWatch lets him pull this off using a cyclone.
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