Kamen Rider Diend

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Kamen Rider Diend

Kamen Rider Diend (仮面ライダーディエンド Kamen Raidā Diendo?) is a fictional character in the 2009 Kamen Rider Series Kamen Rider Decade. In 2010, he is the main character of one of the Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho-Den-O Trilogy films. His name are portmanteau of English words "die" and "end"[1] as well as the phrase "The End".

Daiki Kaito[edit]

Kimito Totani as Daiki Kaito, holding his Diend Card

Daiki Kaito (海東 大樹 Kaitō Daiki?, portrayed by Kimito Totani) is a mysterious young man who is portrayed as being cheerful to the extent of being annoying to those around him, but becomes serious in battle and sees material objects as more important than anything else. Narutaki, aware that Daiki is Diend, avoids getting in his way. He also appears to know about Tsukasa's past, referring to sea cucumbers as being something Tsukasa had always wanted to taste. He travels from A.R. World to A.R. World, stealing what he refers to as "treasures". Daiki's surname is a homophone of the Japanese word kaitō (怪盗?, phantom thief), a role he fulfills in Decade. In some materials in Decade, Daiki's surname is spelled in English as "Kaitoh" rather than "Kaito".

It is revealed that he comes from an A.R. World (referred to as the "World of Diend") where he was an officer who served the evil Fourteen who has deemed Kamen Riders as threats to the public peace. Daiki hunted them down and turned them in for education until he captured the leader of the Kamen Riders: Kamen Rider Glaive. When Glaive is unmasked, he is revealed to be Daiki's older brother Junichi. By then, Daiki learns the truth that Fourteen brainwashes people, powerless to stop him. Losing his self-confidence and seeking to undo all of the mistakes he had caused, Daiki stole the Diendriver from Dai-Shocker, becoming Kamen Rider Diend and Fourteen's new most wanted Kamen Rider. He leaves his world, traveling to other worlds and taking their treasures as a means of self-delusion until he crosses paths with Kamen Rider Decade.

Eventually, he does lackadaisically accept the Hikari Studio residents as "friends", even calling Decade a "comrade", though he is not beyond abandoning them without explanation, usually for his own self-interest. Eventually, he returns to his world, and along with Decade, finally frees it from Fourteen's tyrannical "peace", and settles matters with his brother. Afterwards, he plays a pivotal role in the defeat of Dai-Shocker, providing Decade with the Final Attack Ride Diend Card which allows the two to finally destroy Super Apollo Geist, as well as using the Final Form Ride Decade Card to allow Decade and Kamen Rider J to destroy King Dark. Following the Rider War and Decade's death, he assists in reviving Decade, first by holding off the Super Shocker army so a photograph of Tsukasa can be recovered, then by using his memories to help bring him back to life. Afterwards, he takes part in the final battle with Super Shocker and, following Ultimate D's demise at the hands of Decade and Double, returns to the Hikari Studio to continue his adventures with the group.

Returning to the World of Den-O during the events of Episode Yellow: Treasure de End Pirates, Daiki allows himself to become possessed by a Spider Imagin with a contract to meet Ryotaro. This is part of a scheme to travel back in time to November 22, 2008, and steal a gold-plated gun from the Kurosaki family estate, a heist he failed to perform due to the gun being damaged during his escape in 2008. Daiki's attempt to cause a time paradox attracts the attention of Reiji Kurosaki, the Time Police's Kamen Rider G Den-O. This sets in motion a series of events that would allow Daiki to complete his plan, by getting his past self accidentally hit by Kurosaki and retrieve the golden gun before it gets damaged, thus putting it into his possession while opening his pursuer's eyes to what he should value more. Though his past self steals the golden gun from him, Daiki obtains a K-Touch from Kurosaki and gains his own Complete Form.

As Tsukasa re-takes command of Dai-Shocker again to hunt down the Super Sentai teams, Daiki confronts Captain Marvelous and Dai-Zangyack hunting down Kamen Rider OOO and have a dispute on which of them would get a treasure. Unintentionally dragging Hina Izumi to the Dai-Shocker headquarters, Daiki meets Tsukasa who asks him to join Dai-Shocker. Daiki declines leaving with Hina and confronting Joe Gibken and Don Dogoier who had just lost their comrades to Decade. Joe recalling what Marvelous told him about Sentai and Riders attacks Daiki while Don and Hina break them up. Calming down after recalling that both sides lost comrades they get on the Gokai Galleon to plan their next course of action. With the idea of meeting Akarenger to prevent more calamities from happening, Daiki reveals a pudding cup he stole from Momotaros to hitch a ride on the Den-Liner to 1974. There they meet Akarenger defeating Baseball Mask and he comes with the heroes. However, once back in the present time, the remaining riders and sentai fight each other with Kamen Rider #1 and Akarenger revealed to only be Decade and GokaiRed in disguise. Betrayed by their former comrades, Joe and Daiki are supposedly killed by GokaiRed and Decade respectively. However, with the revelation that the deaths were just a trick to fool the evil organizations, the riders and sentai fight back. Unfortunately, Daiki actually a true antagonist and revealed everyone was sent to another dimension, so he assembles Big Machine. In Big Machine, Daiki battles Go-Buster Oh until it became augmented by Kamen Rider Fourze's S-Switches and Big Machine gets destroyed. Badly injured, but surviving the explosion Daiki returns Tsukasa's camera and tells him to find his own path while accepting Tsukasa's friendship his way before taking his leave.

Kamen Rider Diend[edit]

Diend only has access to a single form with cyan armor by using the Diend Kamen Ride Card in the Diendriver and then shooting the Diendriver above him. In this form, Diend can move extremely fast when he personally fights rather than use his Kamen Ride cards through the use of the microwave-emitting Tesla Bands (テスラバンド Tesura Bando?) around his wrists. Decade also has Tesla Bands, but does not use them.[2] Diend can also perform the Blue Strike (ブルーストライク Burū Sutoraiku?) Rider Kick. Unlike Decade, Diend does not need to use his corresponding Final Attack Ride Card to perform this attack.

Complete Form[edit]

In the Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho-Den-O Trilogy's Episode Yellow: Treasure de End Pirates, Diend gains access to his own Complete Form (コンプリートフォーム Konpurīto Fōmu?), similar to Decade's Complete Form. He wears the Diend Complete Kamen Ride Card on his helmet, embedded in the Diend Crown, and on his chest are 8 Kamen Ride Cards of the main antagonistic Kamen Riders from the Heisei Kamen Rider films (excluding those from the Den-O films).[3][4]

Equipment[edit]

Diendriver[edit]

The Diendriver loaded with the Diend card on the gun

The Diendriver (ディエンドライバー Diendoraibā?) is a gun that gives Daiki Kaito the ability to become Kamen Rider Diend, it has the same functions like Decade's Decadriver, except for being able to be utilized as a normal firearm. To use a Rider Card, Diend places it inside the gun, loads it and fires it. Daiki usually fires the gun above him, sometimes in front of him to hit the opponent, in order to transform and activate other Rider Cards. He can also load multiple Rider Cards one right after another, causing all of them to activate at once when the trigger is pulled.[5]

Rider Cards[edit]

Like Decade, Diend possesses his own set of Rider Cards.[6]

Kamen Ride Cards[edit]

Unlike Decade who transforms into another Kamen Rider, Diend uses his Kamen Ride cards to summon other Kamen Riders. Diend is not limited to just the nine previous primary Kamen Riders, but has access to any Kamen Rider who has appeared in the Heisei period. The cards of secondary Riders, including his own, differ from Decade's main nine cards using a white background as opposed to a black one. Eventually, Diend is able to summon Riders from the Showa period as well. Diend has summoned, at most, three Kamen Riders at once.

  • Diend (ディエンド Diendo?): This standard card transforms Daiki into Kamen Rider Diend. When used by Kamen Rider Decade Complete Form, it enables Decade to perform his version of Diend's Dimension Shoot (ディメンションシュート Dimenshon Shūto?). Narutaki presents Daiki with a Diend Power Up Kamen Ride Card that will make Diend stronger for the sole purpose of destroying Decade. Unlike the original card, it has a yellow background instead of a white one.
  • Rey (レイ Rei?): Summons Kamen Rider Rey. First used in the World of Faiz to battle Lucky Clover.[7]
  • Kabuki (カブキ?): Summons Kamen Rider Kabuki. First used in the World of Faiz to battle Lucky Clover.[7]
  • Kiva (キバ Kiba?): Summons Kamen Rider Kiva. First used in the World of Faiz to battle Kamen Rider Ryuga before being transformed into the Kiva Arrow by Diend.[8]
  • Drake (ドレイク Doreiku?): Summons Kamen Rider Drake in Rider Form. First used in the World of Agito to fight the Gurongi.[9]
  • Delta (デルタ Deruta?): Summons Kamen Rider Delta. First used in the World of Agito to fight the Gurongi.[9]
  • Blade (ブレイド Bureido?): Summons Kamen Rider Blade. First used in the World of Agito to fight the Lords before being transformed into the Blade Blade by Diend.[10]
  • Sasword (サソード Sasōdo?): Summons Kamen Rider Sasword in Rider Form. First used in the World of Den-O to fight the Momotaros-possessed Yusuke.[11]
  • Saga (サガ Saga?): Summons Kamen Rider Saga. First used in the World of Den-O to fight the Momotaros-possessed Yusuke.[11]
  • Riotrooper (ライオトルーパー Raiotorūpā?): Summons three Riotroopers. First used in the World of Den-O to help Tsukasa and Momotaros fight the Alligator Imagin.[12] Diend uses it again in the World of Kabuto to battle Kamen Rider Gatack,[13] then later in his own world to battle the DarkRoaches[14] and a fourth time in his second visit to the World of Den-O to battle Kamen Rider G Den-O.
  • Ixa (イクサ Ikusa?): Summons Kamen Rider Ixa in Burst Mode. First used in the World of Kabuto to battle Kamen Rider Kabuto. When he is summoned he first says "Return that life you took to God!" (その命、神に返しなさい! Sono inochi, Kami ni kaeshinasai!?, translated as "Return it to the life and the God!" in the IXA System UI).[15]
  • Psyga (サイガ Saiga?): Summons Kamen Rider Psyga. First used in the World of Kabuto to battle Kamen Rider Kabuto. When he is summoned he first says "It's Show Time!" (イッツ・ショウタイム! Ittsu Shō Taimu!?).[15]
  • Den-O (デンオウ Den'ō?): Summons Kamen Rider Den-O. First used in the World of Hibiki to battle Decade, Zanki and Ibuki after being transformed into Momotaros by Diend. When he is summoned he first says "Here I Come!" (俺、参上! Ore, sanjō!?).[16]
  • Scissors (シザース Shizāsu?): Summons Kamen Rider Scissors with Strike Vent. First used in the World of Shinkenger to fight Shinken Gold.[17]
  • Raia (ライア?): Summons Kamen Rider Raia with Swing Vent. First used in the World of Shinkenger to fight Shinken Gold.[17] Diend uses it again in the World of Decade to fight Ouja and KickHopper.[18]
  • Hercus (ヘラクス Herakusu?): Summons Kamen Rider Hercus. First used in the World of Black RX to fight Decade.[19]
  • Ketaros (ケタロス Ketarosu?): Summons Kamen Rider Ketaros. First used in the World of Black RX to fight Decade.[19]
  • Femme (ファム Famu?): Summons Kamen Rider Femme. First used in the World of Black to fight Kamen Rider Black.[20]
  • Black (ブラック Burakku?): Originally, this card belonged to Tsukasa. Unlike the rest of the Riders summoned by Diend, this summons the World of Black's Kotaro Minami, who then transforms to Kamen Rider Black. First used in the World of Black RX to fight Apollo Geist, Schwarian and their minions.[20]
  • Zanki (ザンキ?): Summons Kamen Rider Zanki. First used in the World of Amazon to fight Apollo Geist and Llumu Qhimil.[21]
  • Ibuki (イブキ?): Summons Kamen Rider Ibuki. First used in the World of Amazon to fight Apollo Geist and Llumu Qhimil.[21]
  • Todoroki (トドロキ?): Summons Kamen Rider Todoroki. Although it is assumed that Diend uses it in the World of Blade to break up the fight between Decade and the BOARD Riders,[22] it is not seen until it is used again in the World of Amazon to fight Apollo Geist and Llumu Qhimil.[21]
  • G3 (ジースリー Jī Surī?): Summons Kamen Rider G3. Originally used to harass the DenLiner crew, G3 is possessed by Urataros in order to better fight Goludora and Shilubara.[23]
  • Caucasus (コーカサス Kōkasasu?): Summons Kamen Rider Caucasus. Originally used to harass the DenLiner crew, Caucasus is possessed by Kintaros in order to better fight Goludora and Shilubara.[23]
  • Ouja (オウジャ Ōja?): Summons Kamen Rider Ouja with Sword Vent. Originally used to harass the DenLiner crew, Ouja is possessed by Ryutaros in order to better fight Goludora and Shilubara.[23] This card is also included with the DX Diendriver toy.[24]
  • PunchHopper (パンチホッパー Panchi Hoppā?): Summons Kamen Rider PunchHopper. First used in the World of Decade to fight Ouja and KickHopper.[18]
  • Gai (ガイ?): Summons Kamen Rider Gai with Strike Vent. First used in the World of Decade to fight Ouja and KickHopper.[18]
  • Agito (アギト Agito?): Summons Kamen Rider Agito. First used in the World of Decade to fight Doctor Shinigami and the Dai-Shocker Soldiers in the 7-Eleven promotional campaign.[25]
  • Black RX (ブラックアールエックス Burakku Aru Ekkusu?): Summons Kamen Rider Black RX. First used in the World of Decade to fight Doctor Shinigami and the Dai-Shocker Soldiers in the 7-Eleven promotional campaign.[25]
  • Super-1 (スーパーワン Sūpā Wan?): Summons Kamen Rider Super-1. First used in the World of Decade to fight Doctor Shinigami and the Dai-Shocker Soldiers in the 7-Eleven promotional campaign[25]
  • Diend Complete (ディエンドコンプリート Diendo Konpurīto?): A Final Kamen Ride Card (ファイナルカメンライドカード Fainaru Kamen Raido Kādo?). By inserting the card into the K-Touch, it transforms Diend into Complete Form.
  • Ryuga (リュウガ Ryūga?): Summons Kamen Rider Ryuga. Never used in the Decade television series or movies, the Ryuga card only appears in Hobby Japan's costume design book Detail of Heroes 04: Kamen Ride.

Like the Ouja Kamen Ride Card, a Kaixa (カイザ Kaiza?) Kamen Ride Card is included with the Deluxe Diendriver toy.

Attack Ride Cards[edit]

  • Diend Blast (ディエンドブラスト Diendo Burasuto?): Grants the Diendriver rapid fire capabilities. Unlike Decade's version, Diend's shots are able to arc, curve, and seemingly track targets.
  • Invisible (インビジブル Inbijiburu?): Allows Diend to turn invisible, allowing him to escape from a fight he tires of.
  • Crossattack (クロスアタック Kurosuatakku?): Causes two summoned Riders to perform their finishing moves against one target. Used once with Delta and Drake.[9]
  • Illusion (イリュージョン Iryūjon?): This creates multiple copies of Diend, each capable of combat.[21]
  • Barrier (バリヤー Bariyā?): Allows the Diendriver to project a shield.[18]
  • Gekijouban (ゲキジョウバン Gekijōban?): This summons the eight Riders that make up Diend Complete Form. "Gekijouban" literally means "Movie Version" (劇場版 Gekijōban?), as Movie Version Riders are used in the attack.

Final Form Ride Cards[edit]

Diend also has his array of Final Form Ride Cards. Whereas Decade activates the Heisei Riders' Final Forms by reaching his hands into their back, Diend activates them by shooting the Rider in the back, commenting beforehand "This will only hurt for a moment."

  • Kamen Rider Kiva: The Kiva Arrow (キバアロー Kiba Arō?) card transforms Kiva into a large Kivat-like bow with an arrow resembling Kiva's sealed Hell's Gate leg.[8]
  • Kamen Rider Blade: The Blade Blade (ブレイドブレード Bureido Burēdo?)card transforms Blade into a large sword similar to the Blay Rouzer.[10]
  • Kamen Rider Den-O: The DenLiner (デンライナー Denrainā?) card is the original Den-O Final Form Ride card. This version is never used, but it is said that it can allow Den-O to become a copy of the DenLiner Gouka. Daiki shows that he has this card, but after Decade takes the card from him, it transforms into the new Momotaros (モモタロス Momotarosu?) Final Form Ride card to transform Den-O into Momotaros.[16]
  • Kamen Rider Decade: In the film Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker, the Decadriver (ディケイドライバー Dikeidoraibā?) card allows Decade to transform into a giant version of the Decadriver called the Jumbo Decadriver (ジャンボディケイドライバー Janbo Dikeidoraibā?). It is used to allow Kamen Rider J to transform into Kamen Rider Decade Complete Form Jumbo Formation (仮面ライダーディケイドコンプリートフォームジャンボフォーメーション Kamen Raidā Dikeido Conpurīto Fōmu Janbo Fōmēshon?).[18]

Final Attack Ride Cards[edit]

These cards are Diend's most powerful attacks, used for finishing off enemies.

  • Diend: Diend performs the Dimension Shoot (ディメンションシュート Dimenshon Shūto?). Nine rings of cards showing the previous nine Heisei Riders appear before the Diendriver. Diend then sucks in any Riders summoned by his Kamen Ride cards before firing a shot from the Diendriver at the target, coming out as a green and black beam.
    • When used by Diend Complete Form, the Dimension Shoot becomes the Enhanced Dimension Shoot (強化ディメンションシュート Kyōka Dimenshon Shūto?) which shoots out a gold-colored beam of energy.
  • Kiva: With the Kiva Arrow, Diend performs the Diend Fang (ディエンドファング Diendo Fangu?) which fires the arrow, unfolding to hit the target in similarly to Kiva's Darkness Moon Break Rider Kick. Unlike Decade, who holds the arrow vertically, Diend holds it like a crossbow.[8]
  • Blade: With the Blade Blade, Diend performs the Diend Edge (ディエンドエッジ Diendo Ejji?) where the Blade Blade charges with electricity then Diend slashes the enemy, making a huge electric shockwave similar to Blade's Lightning Slash.[10]

Ongekibou Rekka[edit]

In conjunction with Decade and Hibiki's Final Attack Ride, Diend gains his own pair of blue Ongekibou Rekka which he uses with an Ongekiko similar to Kamen Rider Touki's Ongeki finisher.

K-Touch[edit]

During the events of Episode Yellow: Treasure de End Pirates, Reiji Kurosaki gives Diend his own K-Touch which allows him to transform into Complete Form. The Kamen Riders that power Diend's Complete Form are the main antagonist Kamen Riders from the films of the other Heisei Kamen Riders.[3][4] However, there is no choice for any of the antagonists from the Kamen Rider Den-O films, and there was no Kamen Rider Kuuga film; in their place, the antagonist from the (as of then only) Kamen Rider W film is an option. Unlike Decade's K-Touch, Diend is never seen using it to summon one of the movie Kamen Riders to perform an attack alongside him. Instead, he uses the Gekijouban Card to summon the eight movie Riders and initiate their finishing attacks, along with his own.

Final Kamen Rides[edit]

Big Machine[edit]

During the events of Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen, Daiki steals the control mechanisms for Dai-Shocker's Crisis Fortress and the Zangyack Empire's Gigant Horse, combining the two warships into the gigantic Big Machine (ビッグマシン Biggu Mashin?) which dwarfs the Super Sentai mecha. It takes Rocket Drill Go-Buster Oh using Saturn's gravity to destroy the monster when they take the fight to space.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "仮面ライダーディケイド 第10話 ファイズ学園の怪盗|東映[テレビ]". Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  2. ^ "TV Asahi's page on Kamen Rider Diend". Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  3. ^ a b Uchusen, vol. 128
  4. ^ a b Tokusatsu Newtype, May 2010
  5. ^ "TV Asahi's page on the Diendriver". Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  6. ^ "TV Asahi's page on Diend's Rider Cards". Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  7. ^ a b Kamen Rider Decade episode 10: Faiz High School's Phantom Thief
  8. ^ a b c Kamen Rider Decade episode 11: 555 Faces, 1 Treasure
  9. ^ a b c Kamen Rider Decade episode 12: Reunion: Project Agito
  10. ^ a b c Kamen Rider Decade episode 13: Awakening: Tornado of Souls
  11. ^ a b Kamen Rider Decade episode 14: Super Den-O Beginning
  12. ^ Kamen Rider Decade episode 15: Here Comes Super Momotaros!
  13. ^ Kamen Rider Decade episode 16: Warning: Kabuto Running Amok
  14. ^ Kamen Rider Decade episode 22: Wanted: Diend
  15. ^ a b Kamen Rider Decade episode 17: Grandma Way of Taste
  16. ^ a b Kamen Rider Decade episode 18: Idle Hibiki
  17. ^ a b Kamen Rider Decade episode 24: The Arrival of the Samurai Sentai
  18. ^ a b c d e Kamen Rider Decade The Movie: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker
  19. ^ a b Kamen Rider Decade episode 26: RX! Dai-Shocker Attack
  20. ^ a b Kamen Rider Decade episode 27: BLACK × BLACK RX
  21. ^ a b c d Kamen Rider Decade episode 29: The Strong, Naked, Strong Guy
  22. ^ Kamen Rider Decade episode 9: Blade Blade
  23. ^ a b c Cho Kamen Rider Den-O and Decade Neo Generations The Movie: The Onigashima Warship
  24. ^ as seen in DX Diendriver toy release
  25. ^ a b c 7-Eleven promotional campaign "Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Doctor Shinigami"

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