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  • Actor Allusion:
    • Mari's story is a rehash of her actress' appearance in W Returns: Accel.
    • Tenkuji Ryu and his Evil Former Friend also draw upon the main plot of Choujuu Sentai Liveman.
    • Of all our heroes, Shibuya is the first to fall victim to Ganma Eyecon possession - could it be because it was naturally drawn to him like some other 'demons' were, being a Singularity?
      • Episode 31 shows that he's actually rather timid and wimpy, just like Ryotaro Nogami. The real kicker is when his own mom is aged down to a kid, but still capable of kicking his ass just like Hana!
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    • The fact that Yurusen has the voice of Madoka really hits home when it realizes that Specter has a special Eyecon that's really a Soul Jar with a little girl voice, and adding "she sounds cute..."
    • Meta-example with the appearance of Koyomi in ep. 36 - not only is she a Strange Girl again, but her real life idol career led to her going Out of Focus in Wizard to begin with.
    • In episode 30, guest character Yuki is a high school student who wears a yellow jacket in her normal attire. She's played by Arisa Komiya, aka Yellow Buster and Dia Kurosawa.
    • In episode 38, Onari offers Javel a lunch consisting of Onigiri and Menchi Katsu, a Trademark Favorite Food of Ken Hisatsu, aka Geki Chopper.note 
    • The actor playing Musashi's human form in #46, previously played another master samurai.
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    • Sayaka Ohara not only voices a corrupted form of a wish-granting device, she also momentarily voices the main character's mother.
    • Looks like the King of Heroes (Tomokazu Seki) is voicing all the heroes in this season...
  • Bilingual Bonus: The helms Ghost uses in Rider form are given the general prefix in their names of "Persona". Persona in Latin means "Mask".
  • Colbert Bump: A minor example, but after seeing how much Alain enjoyed Takoyaki some western fans went out to go try it themselves.
  • Dummied Out: As usual, the DX Ghost Driver has Eyecon sound bytes that will likely never see toy shelves. Unusually, however, the DX Gan Gun Saber and Cobra Cellular have a perfectly functional combination form, including a Omega finisher tied to said combinationnote .
    • Subverted, though, in that most of the Eyecon sound bytes have had releases.
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  • Executive Meddling: Resources and time meant to go to the series were instead usurped with the sudden production of Kamen Rider Amazons, leaving the dead center of the show without the suits it needed to progress its story. Only three total new suits were seen in the show during the period Amazons was being concurrently made. Mugen Damashii in particular didn't actually premiere in the show until two episodes AFTER it was introduced because the suit was not done in time for filming as the company responsible for them, Blend Master, had been ordered to prioritize the Amazons suits over what was needed for Ghost.
  • Fan Nickname: From the moment the world saw the suit, he was doomed to be known as Kamen Rider Deadpool.
    • Ghost's default form is a mostly black short-sleeved hoodie, with his alternate forms being different-colored short-sleeved hoodies (including a red one that allows him to dual-wield swords) have naturally garnered him the nickname "Kamen Rider Sora".
    • A decent amount of fans started to refer to the Robin Damashii as the Arrow Damashii.
    • Keeping in tradition with superhero fan names, they begin calling Edison Damashii the Yellow Jacket Damashii, due to the light bulb pattern on the face plate resembling that of a yellow jacket's face.
    • The fact that the forms for this season are based on deceased historical figures has earned the nickname "Kamen Rider: Shaman King." One of the forms is even a famous Samurai. And now, one of them is a Shaman Queen.
    • The talking Eyecon that may be Specter's dead sister. With the existence of an Ore Eyecon, some fans have taken to naming it the Ore Imo Eyecon.
    • Necrom's color scheme and brace henshin device has people labeling him Kamen Rider Ben 10.
      • The nickname becomes more fitting when it turns out that Necrom has a time limit for his transformation as well. Except he has the option of recharging his transformation by absorbing Ganma Commandos.
  • Mythology Gag: In Episode 4, the Ganma of the Week hatches a plan that involves encircling a certain area with energy, not unlike the moment from the Kamen Rider OOO summer movie- indeed, the scenes use Stock Footage from that movie.
    Takeru: UCHUUNI KITAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
    • Grateful Form's materialization is reminiscent of Blade King Form's.
    • The stage of Harp+y 4 is decorated with cutouts of donuts.
    • Adel's One-Winged Angel form is a robed figure with a pointy red head that 'blossoms' open to reveal a more regular-looking white head, referencing the Shocker Great Leader's true form.
    • Eadith's transformation posing in Episode 47 is a giant one to the original Kamen Rider complete with the same intonation of "Rider... Henshin!"
  • Name's the Same
  • The Other Darrin: After Sayaka Ohara's departure in episode 34, Akihiro Mayama gets to fully voice the Ganmaizers...until episode 48 where Sayaka Ohara returns.
  • Prop Recycling: The Eyecon world in The Movie has sprouted Helheim plants all over the place.
  • Running Gag: Some toy reviewers will try to combine Ghost's Ghost Gadgets with the Gan Gun Hand, but fail thanks to the latter's design working very much against it.
    • Also, as of Episode 37, Akari bitch-slapping Igor for apparently no reason other than her disgust towards him.
    • Zigzagged with the Spider Lantern. While it can combine with the Gan Gun Hand, there are no new sounds unlocked.
  • Shout-Out
    • The "tesla coil" used to create the Denki Ganma is a rod sticking out of a boxy base, which when viewed at the right angle looks more like Thor's hammer!
    • Episode 4 is titled Castle in the Sky.
    • The facial pattern for Ghost Newton Damashi looks very similar to a Kyoryuger.
    • So Specter's talking Eyecon is containing the soul of his dead younger sister, which wound up like that after they were both dragged into a hellish dimension. Guess we moved on from Madoka to Fullmetal Alchemist.
    • The Superior Ganma vaguely resembles an evil Ultraman.
    • A shameless one in ep. 17 when Onari apparently Took a Level in Badass by bending over backwards to dodge a barrage of shots. Even the background music changes!
    • In ep. 22, how Alain was exiled from the Ganma Kingdom as a Fallen Prince by Adel is a reference to Cross Ange.
    • Victim of the Week Yuki ends up getting possessed by the Houdini Eyecon, and covered in chains on top of her schoolgirl uniform, making her look like something out of Sukeban Deka.
    • Alain winds up battling the Parka renditions of Goku, Gojyo and Hakkai as they play martial arts keep-away with a box of takoyaki, bringing to mind Kung Fu Panda or Jackie Chan's early movies.
    • Speaking of old school references, the Sanzo Eyecon possessing the idol girl Victim of the Week references Sanzo being a Crosscast Role in the classic Monkey.
    • Goemon in The Movie actually takes his appearance from the Widget Series anime Ganbare Goemon.
    • Also from the movie, Pythagoras Eyecon's attack involves making his triangles fly around like Funnels.
    • The Eyecons are like the class cards from Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA, due to the concept of collecting them to make a wish, the usage of them allowing the user to transform into forms relating to their respective card and their source of power coming from an alternate dimension.
  • Shown Their Work: Benkei's form is a well representative of the legend surrounding the warrior monk. His persona mask has five of Benkei's seven weapons, save for his sword and hammer, which are represented by the Gan Gun Saber. Furthermore, his Omega Bomber summons spectral versions of his seven weapons and hurls them at his foes.
    • Look close at Sanzo's Parka and you can spot a monkey, pig, and kappa, all referencing his legend.
    • The Theme Park Version: Unfortunately, Tutankhamun is the opposite. The Eyecon's jingle proudly mentions pyramids, and pyramids also factor in its Omega Drive, when pyramids as a burial ground for pharaohs were loooooooooong out of fashion before Tut's time, as people realized that pyramids were pretty much easy prey for tomb robbers, hence the choice for burial tombs became the Valley of the Kings. Ironically and incidentally, the intact nature of Tut's (hastily cobbled-together and inelegantly located) tomb is his biggest claim to fame, arguably more than anything else he did in his short life. That and the "Curse" that came about when Howard Carter's benefactor, Lord Carnarvon, died from an infected mosquito bite a few days after the tomb's opening. Ramesses the Great, who was a few pharaohs after Tut, and a historical figure with a long list of concrete accomplishments, might have been a much better candidate for "Egyptian-themed Damashii", even if pyramids still would be out of placenote . It would even tangentially fit the scythe mode of the Gan Gun Hand used in this form, since Ramesses is typically portrayed as the Pharaoh of the Exodus.
      • Similarly, little is mentioned about Thomas Edison's practise of stealing his assistants' credit for inventions and being known as the "King of Lawsuits", as well as the damage he caused to Nikola Tesla during his life.
  • Talking to Himself: Every single Parka Ghost's voice is provided by Tomokazu Seki. Yes, that includes Himiko as well.
  • Troubled Production: The show's severe decline and current status as the black sheep of the Neo-Heisei era can mostly be pinned on this. Executive Meddling diverted the budget from this series to production of Kamen Rider Amazons. In addition, the series head writer Takuro Fukuda would regularly be absent within the construction of the series, leaving Keiichi Hasegawa (And to a lesser extent Noubhiro Mouri) left to pick up the pieces and try and introduce character arcs and lore… which would only end up being contradicted when Fukuda would return… solely to write filler episodes until the series reached its climax. Coupled with the show's pacing issues and arbitrary plot points introduced and then forgotten which were caused by mandates to meet each movie event deadline, several scenes required to understand the ongoing storyline and character development were left on the cutting room floor, only to be recollected into the Legend of Hero Alain home video minisodes.
  • Tuckerization: Probably unintentional, but we've had two victims of the week named Sonoda and Mari. Note who voices Yurusen again.
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