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Farewell, FamiKamen Rider is a 2015 film, written by Kaylyn and Josh Saucedo, based on the works of Justin "JewWario" Carmical. The film was created to conclude the story of the FamiKamen Rider that began in Carmical's You Can Play This!. The story began as a running plot line in You Can Play This!, with a movie Kickstarter funded and in pre-production. However, following Carmical's suicide, the saga was incomplete and the story left hanging. Kaylyn and Josh took it upon themselves to write a new script and see the project to fruition, and a rough cut of the film was screened at Magfest 2015. The full film was released online April 15th, 2015.

The story begins where this video left off. After a showdown at Con G in 2012, the FamiKamen Rider is missing in action. MarzGurl is attacked by masked goons outside the convention while trying to escape. She attempts to Henshin (transform into the Warion), but the belt rejects her as it was not designed for anyone but a Warion to use. She manages to escape with his Henshin belt, but the cartridge is blasted away in the explosion of energy caused by the backlash of her unsuccessful transformation.


Three years later, a video game enthusiast from San Antonio, Texas (named Chris) happens upon the cartridge at a yard sale. Unable to use it and believing it to be broken, he posts a picture of it on a video game forum in an attempt to find someone to help him fix it. Later that day, he is suddenly attacked by the same Mooks who ambushed MarzGurl outside the battle three years ago. MarzGurl swoops in and saves him, and the two embark on a journey to find the FamiKamen Rider.

Watch the original Warion saga videos here. Watch the Con G 2012 battle here. Watch the full film here. Kaylyn has since come to regret making the film after Justin Carmical's sexual assaults came to light, but decided to let the movie remain available for "historical purposes".


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  • Bad Boss: General Kidd. Not only does he berate Tsunemi for the tiniest of failures, but it's clear that he's aware of her desire to please him and uses that against her at every opportunity. When she's defeated by MarzGurl and Chris, he doesn't care in the slightest.
  • Clingy Costume: Due to using up so much power battling the enemy, Yanki J has been permanently bound to the Su Fami Kamen Rider suit.
  • Fake Shemp: When Justin or his characters appear in the film, it's via body doubles, voice acting, dubbing of old audio clips, and archival footage. Remarkably similar to what happened after Hiroshi Fujioka's injury during the filming of the actual Kamen Rider series.
  • Mythology Gag: At one point MarzGurl tells Chris about she first met JewWario during an invasion of a micro nation in Nevada.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: The FamiKamen Rider series was going to be an 11 episode web series made by JewWario himself, but after his passing, Kaylyn and Josh Saucedo rewrote and produced the project.
  • Running Gag: Chris is called out on four seperate occasions on his body odor.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: The Big Bad gives one to Chris in a fit of Evil Gloating during the final battle, saying that he's "nobody" and "less then nothing" and that all the information his Mooks found on him "could be put on a sticky note." To rub salt on the wound, he claims that he's exactly the kind of seemingly brain-dead media consumer with no life "looking at silly little cat videos on the Internet, spending your time with your precious little games" his Evil Plan intends to exploit.
  • The Scapegoat: General Kidd's motivation boils down to fixing this. He was publically blamed for the failure of the Dreamcast and fired from Sega to cover the losses. This kicked off his Start of Darkness and is the reason he wants to complete Operation Neptune.note  He wants the results to put him back into SEGA's good graces and restore his status.
  • Unwilling Robotization: It's shown via monologue that Kidd's secretary was converted into the first Tsunemi model.

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