Kamen Rider X(仮面ライダーX,Kamen Raidā Ekkusu?), translated as Masked Rider X, is a Japanese tokusatsusuperhero television series. It was broadcast in 1974 on NET now known as TV Asahi. It is the third entry in the Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu shows. It starred Ryo Hayami in the title role.
Robotics scientist Keitaro Jin and his son Keisuke become caught up in the campaign of terror by an evil organization known as "G.O.D.". They are attacked and the professor's technology stolen, but before Keitaro dies, he is able to perform surgery on his son. With the last of his robotics technology, he transforms his son into "Kamen Rider X". To avenge his father's death and ensure the safety of the entire world, Keisuke uses this technology as he battles the monstrous minions of G.O.D.
Keisuke Jin/Kamen Rider X(神 敬介／仮面ライダーX,Jin Keisuke/Kamen Raidā Ekkusu?): The son of Keitaro Jin, Keisuke suffered mortal injuries inflicted by G.O.D when they attacked the Jins. As a result, with his father's final breath, Keisuke was made into an advanced cyborg developed for marine exploration called a "Kaizorg" (カイゾーグ,Kaizōgu?). Driven to avenge his father's death and save the world, X battles G.O.D.
Tōbei Tachibana(立花 藤兵衛,Tachibana Tōbee?): The mentor of the previous Kamen Riders
Ryoko Mizuki (水城 涼子,Mizuki Ryōko?): Keisuke's fiancee, Keitaro's assistant, and a G.O.D. member. She is an Interpol investigator and executes undercover operation in the G.O.D. She became a cyborg by G.O.D.'s operation. Her true identity was exposed protecting a child from Strong Arms Atlas and she was destroyed by the General of G.O.D.
Kiriko Mizuki (水城 霧子,Mizuki Kiriko?): Ryoko's twin sister who is an Interpol investigator. She died protecting Keisuke from Strong Arms Atlas's arrow.
Chiko (チコ,Chiko?): A student of Johoku University and Tōbei's coffee shop worker.
Mako (マコ,Mako?): Chiko's friend and Tōbei's coffee shop worker.
Keitaro Jin (神 敬太郎,Jin Keitarō?): Keisuke's father, Keitaro was a robotics genius whose technology attracted G.O.D.'s attention. As a result, Keitaro died saving his son's life at the cost of his own.
The G.O.D. Secret Organization (GOD秘密機関,Goddo Himitsu Kikan?), short for the Government of Darkness (暗黒政府,Ankoku Seifu?), is the evil organization that X battles against.
G.O.D. General Commander (GOD総司令,Goddo Sō Shirei?): A mystery man who commands the monsters using various objects with tape recorders which record his commands.
Apollo Geist (アポロガイスト,Aporo Gaisuto?, 8-14): The Chief of Security of G.O.D., armed with the Geist Cutter shield and the Apollo Shot shogun, his human appearance wears a white tuxedo with black gloves until he invokes "Apollo Change" (アポロチェンジ,Aporo Chenji?). Destroyed himself using his Arm Bomb after he was defeated by X's X Finishing Kick.
Apollo Geist Reborn (再生アポロガイスト,Saisei Aporo Gaisuto?, 16-21): Revived by two doctors of G.O.D. Armed with the Apollo Magnum bayonet on his right hand, the Geist Cutter shield, and the small Geist Cutter shield on his left shoulder. Destroyed by X's X Kick.
King Dark (キングダーク,Kingu Dāku?, 21-22, Movie, 32, 35): The leader of G.O.D., he reveals himself after Apollo Geist's destruction, mocking X. Destroyed by a self-destroying function that Dr. Curse started.
Dr. Noroi (呪博士,Noroi Hakase?, 35): After King Dark's defeat, Dr. Curse is revealed to be the leader of the Government of Darkness. Destroyed in King Dark's destruction after being stabbed by X's Ridol Whip.
G.O.D. Warfare Agents (GOD戦闘工作員,Goddo Sentō Kōsakuin?): Warriors who serve as foot soldiers for the Government of Darkness. Not only do they carry spears, they also wield pistols and machine guns.
Reedited episode 3. A little girl named Sayoko witnesses the murder of an Interpol agent by the G.O.D. kaijin Hercules. Keisuke Jin saves her before Hercules disposes of her. Sayoko tells Keisuke that G.O.D. is targeting an important official named Kibara. Kamen Rider X has his hands full when G.O.D abducts Kibara and takes Sayoko and her mother hostage.
Five Riders vs. King Dark(五人ライダー対キングダーク,Gonin Raidā Tai Kingu Dāku?)
During a motocross practice, Keisuke Jin is ambushed by two of G.O.D.'s kaijin warriors. He transforms into Kamen Rider X, but little does he know that his battle is recorded and analyzed by King Dark to create a super kaijin. Meanwhile, other G.O.D. kaijin are attacking children all over Tokyo. But before the other Riders intervene, the kaijin mysteriously disappear. Upon learning about King Dark's latest plans, Kamen Rider X joins forces with the four Riders to stop G.O.D. and their revived kaijin.
The S.I.C. Hero Saga story for Kamen Rider X was published in Monthly Hobby Japan magazine in its July to September 2009 issues. The story was titled Masked Rider X: Son of Zeus(MASKED RIDER X -ゼウスの息子-,Kamen Raidā Ekkusu: Zeusu no Musuko?).