Characters That Appeared in both the toku and anime
Played by: Creator/Daisuke Ban (Jiro), Toshiaki Kikuchi (Kikaider's suit actor)
- Anti-Hero: Type I in the anime. In the toku is a more or less straight hero.
- A Real Man Is a Killer: Realize this at the end of the anime.
- Badass Pacifist: His priority in fights is to protect others, rather than the fight itself.
- Become a Real Boy: He managed to do this at the end of the anime. with a bitter price
- Beware the Nice Ones: As Gill found out the hard way.
- Byronic Hero: in the anime.
- By the Power of Grayskull!:Change! Switch On! One two three!
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Saburo's Cain.
- Calling Your Attacks: Double Chop! Daisharin Nage! Denji End!
- Demoted to Extra: In the second toku series, he act as The Lancer to 01.
- The Hero: Of the anime and the first toku series.
- Leitmotif: Introduces himself to the monsters of the week by playing a sad tune with his guitar.
- Morality Chip: His conscience circuit, which is incomplete, thus making him vulnerable to Gill's flute.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Ichiro/01's red.
- Replacement Gold Fish: To Prof. Komiyoji's first son.
- Ridiculously Human Robot.
- Walking the Earth.
- BFG: in his chest in the movie.
- Brain in a Jar: Has Prof.Komiyoji's brain in his head.
- Breakout Character: Got his own movie.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Jiro's Abel.
- Evil Counterpart: To Kikaider, acting as The Rival to him.
- Jerkass: In the anime.
- Kick the Dog: A big one in the anime.
- And a literal one in the 01 toku, where he actually goes around killing dogs in an episode!
- Killer Robot
- Leitmotif: His whistle.
- Never Hurt an Innocent: In the toku.
- Noble Demon: In the toku.
- '90s Anti-Hero: In the movie.
- Put on a Bus: After it was shown whoever's brain that is inside him is capable of controlling his body, Saburo is left out of the action until the very end of the 13th episode of the anime where he gains momentary control again only to be shot down by Gill.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: This is what drove him to revolt against Gill.
- Taking You with Me: In the anime, he gets up after getting he head and arm blown off to strangle the life out of Gill before fully malfunctioning.
- Upgrade vs. Prototype Fight: Hakaider is the Upgrade to Kikaider. Kikaider was released early before Dr. Komiyoji could finish Jiro or his Gemini circuit. Hakaider on the other hand was made and completed by Dark using Komiyoji whose design was based on Kikaider. However Hakaider was also made specifically for combat and so has more armaments than Kikaider along with a stronger body with combat programming. Making Hakaider even more deadly is the fact that he is single minded in his pursuit of Jiro and absolutely focused on beating Kikaider whereas Jiro is often plagued with doubt and indecision due to his conscience circuit.
- Villain Song: Ore no na waa, ore no nawaa, Hakaidaaa...
Voiced in the anime by: Yusuke Ito (JP), Derek Stephen Prince (EN)
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards Akira in the toku.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Towards the end of the anime.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: Change Kikaida 01!
- Calling Your Attacks: 01 Driver! Blast End!
- The Hero: Of the second toku series.
- In the Name of the Moon: Does this often in the toku.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Leitmotif: Introduces himself to the monsters of the week by playing his trumpet.
- The Lancer: In the anime.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Jiro's Blue.
- Weaksauce Weakness: In the toku he's unable to fight during the night due to his need of solar energy.
- Action Girl
- Chest Blaster: She shoots powerful beams from her...cones.
- HeelFace Turn: Starts off as an agent of SHADOW but soon turns good.
- Ms. Fanservice: In the anime.
Voiced in the anime by: Shinji Ogawa (JP), Michael Gregory (EN)
- Abusive Parents: He's perfectly willing to use his son Akira as a living battery for the Armaggedon Lord in the anime. In the toku he tattooed the plans for the Giant Devil on Akira's back.
- Aside Glance: Does this often in the toku while gloating about his schemes.
- Back from the Dead: As Gill-Hakaider.
- Big Bad: Of the first toku series and the whole anime.
- Brain in a Jar: As Gill-Hakaider.
- Demoted to Dragon: He gets forced to become Big Shadow's henchman in the second toku.
- Evil Genius: Knowledgeable in robotics, though not as much as Dr. Komyoji.
- Evil Old Folks: He looks to be middle-aged.
- Herr Doktor: The anime implies that German is his native language.
- Large Ham: Especially in the toku.
- Mad Scientist
- Manipulative Bastard
- Smug Snake
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Gill-Hakaider to Saburo, the original Hakaider.
- Take Over the World: His goal, which he seeks to accomplish via his army of robots.
- Taking You with Me: in the last episode of the first toku he tries a last attempt at destroying Kikaider by causing the self destruction of DARK's HQ. Needless to say it didn't work
- Villainous Breakdown: At the end of the first toku.
- also at the end of the last 01 OVA when he yells at Kikaider to stop.
- We Can Rebuild Him: After his death, his brain gets put into Hakaider.
Voiced in the anime by: Shozo Iizuka (JP), Christopher Carrol (EN)
- Hot Scientist: In the Code 02 manga. In the anime she isn't exactly a super-scientist like her father, but she studies his blueprints throughout the show and does her best to learn how to fix Jiro.
- Ice Queen: In the Code 02 manga she appears to be pretty cold and uncaring about humanity in the Code 02 manga.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She becomes more heroic and sensitive thanks to Jiro.
- Ms. Fanservice: See Out-of-Clothes Experience.
- Not Good with People: She prefers the company of machines rather than people in the Code 02 manga.
- Out-of-Clothes Experience: Plenty of them in the Code 02 manga.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Both in the anime and Code 02 manga.
- Butt-Monkey: More so in the toku.
- The Determinator: He always follows his duty as a private detective despite what happens to him.
- Ninja: in the toku, he claims to be the descendant of Hattori Hanzo. He even uses some ninja tricks to repair his car.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: in the anime.
- Plucky Comic Relief
- All There in the Manual: In the anime the destructoids are almost never mentioned by name, you'll have to do some research or watch the toku to know their names.
- Animal Motifs
- Anti-Villain: Gold Wolf in the toku, Gold Bat in the anime.
- Card Carring Villain: In the toku.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Grey Rhino King, Green Mantis, Orange Ant, ect...
- Killer Robot
- Large Ham: Gold Bat in the anime is magnificent!
- Monster of the Week
- People in Rubber Suits: Again, in the toku.
- Starter Villain: Gray Rhino King in both anime, manga and toku.
- Theme Naming: Their names are a combination of their Animal Motif and a color.
- The Worf Effect: Silver Tortoise's introduction in episode 14 of the toku involves him defeating reconstructed versions of all the previous destructoids.
- Black Knight:
- Cyber Cyclops: His head is comprised almost entirely of his mechanical eye.
- The Dragon: To Gill in the OVA and to Big Shadow in the toku.
- Famous Last Words: Lord Gill. Why?
- Large Ham
- Master of Disguise: In the toku.
- The Rival: To Gill-Hakaider in the toku, as they both seek to have the glory of defeating Kikaider 01.
- Big Red Devil: With two heads no less!
- Conjoined Twins: Zadam appears as two androids fused together. They separate in the finale of the toku.
- Demoted to Extra: He's just a one shot SHADOW's monster mook in the anime.
- The Dragon: Takes this role after Shadow Knight's demise in the toku.
Characters That Appeared only in the toku
- Big Bad: Of the toku version of Kikaider 01, after he demotes Gill-Hakaider to Dragon.
- Dark Is Evil: What would you expect from someone named Big Shadow.
- Eviler Than Thou: Shows this to Gill-Hakaider.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He dies in the explosion caused by a malfunction (courtesy of Prof. Komyoji) of his robot-repairing machine.
- Kill All Humans: His goal is to destroy the population of Japan, for some reason.
- In the Hood
- Large Ham
- No One Sees the Boss: Doesn't actually physically appear until episode 20.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Never actually fights Kikaider.
- The Unfought: See Hoist by His Own Petard.
- Blood Knight
- The Brute
- Friend to All Children: Kids are the only humans he likes.
- Hitman with a Heart
- Noble Demon: He hates fighting dirty.
- Villainous Crush: Towards Bijinder.
- Weaksauce Weakness: His fear of dogs, which is actually a plot point in his debut episode.
- Worthy Opponent: Sees 01 as this.
Characters That Appeared only in the manga & anime
Rei/Kikaider 00(Double 0)
- The Stoic: He really doesn't talk much.
- Superpowered Prototype: Despite being the first Kikaider built and deemed a failure, he's very powerful. Good speed, arm blades, an energy blast and Guns. Lots of Guns.
- More Dakka: His Blow Up Mode, during he deploys two Gatling guns from his chest, opens his legs to reveal missile launchers, his fingers turn into gun barrels and his forehead opens up to reveal three mini turret cannons.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Towards the end of the anime.
- Killed Off for Real: At the end of the anime.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Introduced in the third episode of a 4 episode OVA, is virtually absent from the 4th episode, and never has any real scenes or purpose to him beyond being a new character design.