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  • Gaim's sequence before the opening practically screams Decade.
  • The scene after the opening of Kouta finding a lost child's mother is almost identical to Kuuga's counterpart of the same scene.
  • The restaurant resembles the one from OOO.
  • Kouta learning the powers of Gaim is just like Kuuga, Ryuki, Den-O, OOO, and Fourze.
    • Likewise, Gaim's Jinba Arms have similar qualities to Kuuga's three alternate forms: Jinba Lemon is slow and powerful like Titan Form, Jinba Cherry is quick and agile like Dragon Form, and Jinba Peach has enhanced senses like Pegasus Form.
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  • Gaim's Musou Saber is practically the Blaygun from Kamen Rider Faiz, only not used as a reverse one by default. Either that or Kamen Rider Ixa's Ixa Calibur from Kamen Rider Kiva.
  • The Inves themselves take some cues from the Worms in Kamen Rider Kabuto, particularly the way they evolve from a bulbous "pupa" Mook to the Monster of the Week.
  • Upon its defeat, one can see a green halo above the Inves's head (actually the stem of the orange), like the Lords in Agito.
  • Kouta trying out different henshin poses runs the gamut. One can make out Kamen Rider Super-1 and Kamen Rider Amazon, among others.
  • Rider vs Rider battles now take place in the same world the monsters come from, but instead of reflective surfaces, portals can open pretty much anywhere as long as you have the vehicles.
  • As if acknowledging his namesake, Kaito Kumon grabs a whole bunch of Lock Seeds before leaving Helheim (World).
  • Ryugen is the youngest Armored Rider, mostly purple, and uses a gun. The name starting with 'Ryu' may have been intentional.
    • Also, during the events of The Onigashima battleship, Ryutaros possessed Ouja, who had been summoned by Diend. Micchy becoming the series' equivalent to Ouja isn't as out of left field as it might seem at first.
  • Zack and Peco are basically Shun and JK if they befriended the wrong man.
  • Oren Pierre Alfonzo, the Camp Gay pastry chef should sound familiar to some. Being a new Rider on the side, not so much.
    • To add, he's a man whose flamboyant behavior does not take away from his ability to kick ass, and he also has the habit of peppering his speech with French words and phrases. It's no surprise that Enter immediately comes to mind, especially when Oren occasionally goes "Non, non, non", which was one of Enter's most often used French bits.
  • Gaim’s Jimber Peach bears some similarities to Kuuga’s Pegasus form, mainly being a long ranged form with super senses.
  • The koto riff that plays for Zangetsu was previously used for Zeronos Zero Form's Finishing Move. Appropriate, since Hōchū Ōtsuka voiced Deneb in Den-O and is the narrator in Gaim.
    • Speaking of Deneb, the only Jimber form Gaim never used in-series was Jimber Melon, despite Kouta having the opportunity to do so in the movie...much like how despite Deneb being contracted to Ryotaro at one point in Den-O, we never saw Den-O Vega Form.
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  • The way the New Generation Riders use their Sonic Arrows would make Kamen Rider Chalice proud, as they actually use them in close combat.
  • When Sigurd detransforms after killing a monster, he held his hat in a similar manner to how Shotaro holds his hat, further illustrating that what he did was no different to what Kamen Riders do.
  • The Reveal that some of the Inves are actually transformed humans may be nod to the Shocker Kaijin of the original Kamen Rider.
  • Zangetsu/Zangetsu Shin is never referred to in-series by his official Kamen Rider names, only "the white Armored Rider", just like "the White Wizard" from Kamen Rider Wizard.
  • In Episode 23 we hear an Inves speak in a language the viewer can't understand, much like the Grongi, the Undead and the Fangires.
  • When Kamen Rider 1, Kamen Rider 2, and Kamen Rider V3 make a surprise cameo appearance, Mio from ToQger wonders aloud why V3 doesn't just call himself "Kamen Rider 3". This is in reference to the longstanding fandom confusion over what the hell the "V" in "Kamen Rider V3" actually stands for.
  • In order to use the Kiwami Arms, Kouta must first transform into Kachidoki Arms. This is just like Agito, who needs to transform into Burning Form first before into Shining Form. In addition, the transformation involves Kouta's armor ejecting parts off of itself, just like Kabuto's Cast Off.
  • After receiving the Kiwami Lockseed, Kouta falls against a cabinet which bears images of playing cards (in particular a Joker card). Given that the conversation proceeding this has DJ Sagara saying Kouta must become an Overlord, this is a fairly obvious nod to Blade, the climax of which had its hero becoming a Joker Undead.
    • After Kouta becomes the Man of the Beginning, he's able to instantly transform to Kiwami Arms. This could be a nod to Kenzaki/Blade's appearance in Decade where he, presumably still a Joker Undead, is able to automatically assume King Form with just his belt.
  • Related to the above, the fact that Kouta’s continuous use of Kiwami Arms resulted him becoming an Overlord is not only similar to Blade’s use of King Form, but also is similar to how Kamen Rider OOO’s continuous use of his PuToTyra combo resulted in him becoming a Greeed.
  • The way the riders have to tap on their belt buckles numerous times in order to perform the finisher move reminds some of Kamen Rider Kabuto.
    • The riders pressing the same part multiple times also reminds some of Kamen Rider Double's FangJoker form.
  • One for Kamen Rider Ryuki: the first main rider is a sword wielder, the second rider a lance wielder, and the third rider a green gunslinger.
  • #38 contains a plot-important scene which parallels one in Kamen Rider OOO: The female lead (Hina/Mai) talks to The Hero (Eiji/Kouta), pointing out that all he ever seems concerned with is helping other people and encouraging him to find a desire for himself.
    • It helps that they're facing the same problem: using the same power source as the monsters is taking its toll, making them less human and more like the monsters. Human food losing its taste is even the first sign that this is happening. The Super Mode carrying this risk with it is also seen in Blade, as well as the change actually taking place and being permanent, though they can still take human form..
  • When Ryoma is working on the new Driver, a list has mention of the power-up devices from Wizard, Fourze, OOO, Double, Decade, and Kiva. Above it, "Donattu" may be a misspelling of Wizard's Trademark Favorite Food, donuts.

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