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Recap / Kamen Rider Ex Aid Ep 33 Company Reform

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Written by Yuya Takahashi
Directed by Naomi Tamura

The identity of Kamen Rider Cronus is Masamune Dan! Cronus instantly killed Lovelica with his Pause attack, which immobilizes the game in time! What exactly was his purpose? The Bugsters and CR are greatly upset by the sudden appearance of Kamen Rider Cronus. Furthermore, it seems that the Proto Gashats being monitored by the Ministry of Health have been stolen! Now the doctors have been deprived of the data of the past Ride-Players. Just then, Emu goes to visit Masamune Dan, the new President of Genm Corp.


This Episode contains the following Tropes:

  • Batman Gambit: Emu and Kuroto's plan. They know Cronus can freeze players and Bugsters when he activates the pause ability, and only he alone can move when it's active. However, Kuroto purposely loses one of his lives so he can go into Cronus' Bugvisor II. Then when Cronus activates his Pause ability, Kuroto appears behind Cronus, grabs him, and "restart" the game area so Ex-Aid and Brave are free to move again.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Cronus Vs Genm Level X-0. Cronus of course wins but Genm planned on that to happen.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Hiiro accepts Masamune's Deal with the Devil over Saki's data. Not that he has any other options for that matter.
  • Forced into Evil: Hiiro is forced to backstab the Doctor Riders as a result of accepting Masamune's Deal with the Devil. It doesn't help that Saki's data is currently in Masamune's possession.
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  • Hope Spot: It almost looks like Emu and Kuroto's plan will work as Kuroto has restrained Cronus, and Ex-Aid prepares a reprogramming finishing move to remove the pause ability. And then Brave attacks Ex-Aid mid attack.
  • Kick the Dog: There was no other reason for Masamune to delete Salty Bugster other than prove a point to Emu and Asuna, and to remind Pallad and Graphite that he controls their fates.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: Haima in the beginning, given that he hasn't been with the riders for awhile now.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Knowing Hiiro, mentioning or bringing up Saki would definitely let his emotions cloud his judgement as a doctor, as Masamune took advantage of it.
  • Villainous BSoD: It really seems that losing Lovelica and now knowing Bugsters can die really hit Parado hard. He's even shaking in fear at one point. Graphite notices this and tries to motivate him by any means through shouting. It takes seeing Hiiro's backstabbing of the Doctor Riders to break out of his funk.

    Gashat Count: Ex-Aid: 8 Snipe: 3 Genm: 2 Poppy: 1 Nico: 1 Para-DX: 1 Brave: 4 Cronus: 10
    Gashatrophies Collected: Gamer Riders: 9 Genm Corp.: 1
    Genm's Continues Left: 95

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