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Written by Yuya Takahashi
Directed by Kazuya Kamihoriuchi
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Parado has been defeated, and Emu has lost the ability to transform into Ex-Aid! Following Parado's annihilation, the other Riders team up in order to defeat Cronus. Brave, Snipe, Genm, and Lazer Turbo, all alternate the Hyper Muteki Gashat in order to counteract Cronus' Pause. Meanwhile, Emu was deep in thought. The fear of death that he felt at the moment of his extinction, even if he was a Bugster, he shared the same feeling as he did in that moment. Just then, Emu takes out the Mighty Brothers XX Gashat.

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  • And Then What?: Poppy asks what Graphite and the Bugsters as a whole will do once humanity is exterminated. If humanity is gone, then who will play games with the Bugsters?
  • Bash Brothers: Emu and Parado finally team up properly, and deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle against Cronus with Super Co-Op.
  • Batman Gambit: As it turns out, Emu coldly killing Parado in the last episode is this. He wanted Parado to realize what it was like to die as he did to multiple people in the past, and realize his wrong doing. It worked.
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Emu uses the Mighty Brothers XX Gashat to bring back Parado, which he has not used since Episode 29.
    • Conversely, Parado uses the Mighty Brothers XX Gashat inside his Gashacon Parabragun to split into both his Puzzle Gamer and Fighter Gamer forms, both of which haven't been used since Perfect Fighter Gamer debuted.
  • Foregone Conclusion:
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    • Emu can't use the Hyper Muteki Gashat as a result of Masamune inadvertently pressing the Reset Button but the aforementioned Gashat shows up later in the True Ending movie. Also, recent scans reveals that Emu managed to somehow regained Hyper Muteki on TV series' timeline.
    • Also, despite having their Gamer Driver and Gashats taken by Masamune, Hiiro, Taiga, and Kiriya would later fight for another day, with Hiiro and Taiga going to battle Graphite in the next episode whilst recent scans confirms that Kiriya at some point in the later episodes will transform again as Lazer Turbo.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Parado decides to work with Emu properly as allies against Cronus.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: Cronus might have all the Energy Items in his possession, but Parado shows how dangerous that is when Puzzle Gamer is in the area.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Parado has this reaction when he realizes he killed innocent people just to have fun with Emu, something he has now realized was wrong.
  • Reset Button: Literally. The Bugster virus inside Masamune reaches its full potential, not only restoring his recently broken Gashat, but also rewinding back to the moment prior to Emu getting the Hyper Muteki Gashat.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Kuroto leaves the 4 v 1 battle against Cronus since protecting the Hyper Muteki Gashat is his top priority.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: The very first scene shows Masamune humming to himself...and its the chorus of his own theme song, "Justice", sung by his actor, Hiroyuki Takami. He does say two of its lyrics, the first and last words of the chorus, "justice" and "reset".
  • Villainous Breakdown: Losing to both Emu and Parado does not do wonders to Masamune's psyche. However, it leads to some unexpected results from both parties.
  • Villainous BSoD: Even when revived, Parado is still shaken up over his experience which leads him to perform a Heel–Face Turn.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Because Kamen Rider Chronicle will be distributed worldwise, Masamune needs new actors for the Kamen Riders, and declares that the existing Riders no longer have value and will be discontinued. He doesn't kill them however, he instead takes their Gamer Drivers and Gashats.

    Gashat Count: Ex-Aid: 8 (Continued) Brave: 5 (Reset) Snipe: 3 (Reset) Lazer: 3 (Reset) Genm: 2 Para-DX: 1 (Continued) Poppy: 1 Nico: 1 Cronus: 9
    Gashatrophies Collected: 10
    Genm's Continues Left: 94 (Reset)
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