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Written by Yuya Takahashi
Directed by Kazuya Kamihoriuchi
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Kamen Rider Chronicle has been reset thanks to Masamune's special ability! Just like Emu with Hyper Muteki, Masamune was the first individual infected with the Bugster Virus in the human race, his hidden power is awakened, and the game is reset to the moment before Emu received the Hyper Muteki Gashat! Finally, with Parado having already been defeated, Graphite is the only game character left in order to clear Kamen Rider Chronicle! Brave and Snipe both challenge Graphite with a burning fighting spirit. Meanwhile, Emu who has lost the power of Hyper Muteki, believes that Graphite infected with Gamedeus' Virus may be the only one strong enough to defeat Cronus. However, Graphite refuses to cooperate with the Riders.

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Episode Tropes:

  • Calling Your Attacks: From Graphite:
    Graphite: Do-Do-Do-Do-Do-Do-Do-Do-Do-Do-Do Crimson Lotus Exploding Dragon Sword!
  • Cliffhanger: The episode ends with Gamedeus' release, and the riders watching his arrival out of the Kamen Rider Chronicle game screen.
  • Didn't See That Coming:
    • Kuroto fully admits that he had no idea Kamen Rider Chronicle could be resettable.
    • Hiiro admits he never would have thought that Parado would work with the good guys now.
    • Masamune is completely blindsided by the heroes managing to counter his Reset ability. And Kuroto managing to recreate Hyper Muteki, which Masamune doesn't find out until Emu Rider Kicks him out of nowhere.
  • Dynamic Entry: Emu reveals the newly recreated Hyper Muteki Gashat by jumping out of nowhere and Rider Kicking Cronus in the face.
  • The GM Is a Cheating Bastard: Cronus was willing to "Reset" Kamen Rider Chronicle all the way back to the beginning in order to prevent Gamedeus' release. Fortunately for the riders, Kuroto made a defense for it.
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  • A Good Way to Die:
    Graphite: This will do.
  • Graceful Loser: Graphite has no ill regards to losing to Brave and Snipe, and even smiles before he explodes.
  • Heroic RRoD: While "Heroic" is a stretch, Kuroto works himself so hard to recreate and improve Hyper Muteki, after Cronus' Reset eliminated it, as well as finding a way to somehow counter Reset, that he ends up succumbing to Karōshi (death by overwork). Twelve Times. In a single night.
  • Killed Off for Real: Graphite.
  • Marathon Boss: The Final Battle with Graphite starts at dusk and he doesn't go down until well into the next morning. He still has enough fight left in him to blast Cronus for a loop.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: With the "Reset" ability a huge threat for the riders, Kuroto works effortlessly in creating a defense against it. The result is the "Save" Energy Item, a new power up that saves the progress of the riders until now, and is immune to the "Reset".
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: The "Reset" ability seems to have caused more problems for Masamune instead of fixing them (save for getting rid of the Hyper Muteki Gashat and fixing the Master Gashat, but even then, Kuroto manages to make a new Hyper Muteki Gashat by the end of the episode). These include:
    • 1) The Gamer Drivers and Gashats he took last episode return to their owners. This also costs him his deal with Johnny Maxima.
    • 2) Nico's Gamedeus virus is gone.
    • 3) Kuroto's lives go back up the point before Hyper Muteki's creation (94).
  • Noble Demon: Graphite in this episode. While he doesn't agree with the path Parado and Poppy have taken (working with the humans instead of against them), he isn't going to force them to change their minds and wishes them luck. He also accepts defeat against the riders and is not happy when Cronus interferes.
    Graphite: We fought fair and square, and we reached a conclusion. And yet, you dare defile this sacred battle!
  • Taking the Bullet: Parado tries this for Emu during their fight against Cronus, but Emu does it for Parado.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Masamune wasn't in the best of moods when Johnny Maxima called the deal off, but he gets more pissed when his plans go even further awry.
  • Villainous Rescue: Before the Rider Critical Finish hits Graphite, Cronus pauses the time in an attempt to save Graphite so Rider Chronicle wouldn't end. Graphite however doesn't want to be rescued.
  • Villain's Dying Grace: Graphite could have let Cronus kill the CR Riders and made his escape with ease, but instead he takes on Cronus in acknowledgement that Brave and Snipe beat him fairly and allows himself to be hit by Nico's finisher once time restarts.
  • Worthy Opponent: Graphite views Brave and Snipe as these after losing.

    Gashat Count: Ex-Aid: 9 Brave: 5 Snipe: 3 Lazer: 3 Genm: 2 Para-DX: 1 Poppy: 1 Nico: 1 Cronus: 9
    Gashatrophies Collected: 13 (Completed)
    Genm's Continues Left: 82
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