List of Kamen Rider Kabuto characters
- 1 Souji Tendou
- 2 ZECT
- 3 Hiyori Kusakabe
- 4 Jyuka Tendou
- 5 Yumiko Takemiya
- 6 Daisuke Kazama
- 7 Gon
- 8 Tsurugi Kamishiro
- 9 Jiiya
- 10 Souji Kusakabe
- 11 Worms
- 12 References
Souji Tendou (天道 総司 Tendō Sōji) is a wild card who is the main protagonist and possessor of the Kabuto Zecter (カブトゼクター Kabuto Zekutā), which he acquired on the day of the meteor along with the Rider Belt (ライダーベルト Raidā Beruto) from a version of himself from an alternate future. This played in Tendo having a sense that is meant for greatness that makes him initially appear arrogant but is very compassionate. He often seems to follow monk-like philosophies of peace, using the kanji in his full name to in his formal instruction: "Walking the path of Heaven, the man who will rule everything." (天の道を行き、総べてを司る男 Ten no michi o Iki, Subete o Tsukasadoru otoko) or quoting amazingly appropriate zen-like phrases he supposedly learned from his grandmother. Having no job or college education despite being very talented, Tendou normally stays home with Juka before becoming a regular customer at Bistro La Salle after meeting Hiyori Kusakabe, whom he recognized as both the girl he saved and a Native Worm whom he considers his little sister. This played in his ability to recognize Worms in disguise merely fights for his own needs to wipe the aliens out and provoking ZECT as a result. After defeating the Worms and ZECT's corrupted higher ups, Tendou leaves Japan to travel to France.
As Kamen Rider Kabuto, he is usually in his pupa-like armored Masked Form (マスクドフォーム Masukudo Fōmu) before using the Kabuto Zector's Cast Off (キャストオフ Kyasuto Ofu) to assume the sleeker and more combat-oriented Rider Form (ライダーフォーム Raidā Fōmu) which uses the Clock Up (クロックアップ Kurokku Appu) to travel at near-light speeds to match the speeds of the Worms or for Kabuto to execute his tachyon-powered Rider Kick (ライダーキック Raidā Kikku). Both modes use Kabuto Kunai Gun (カブトクナイガン Kabuto Kunai Gan) sidearm, able to switch from its ion-beam firing Gun Mode (ガンモード Gan Mōdo) to either Ax Mode (アックスモード Akkusu Mōdo) or Kunai Mode (クナイモード Kunai Mōdo), and the Kabuto Extender (カブトエクステンダー Kabuto Ekusutendā), a modified Honda CBR1000RR able to change from Masked Mode (マスクドモード Maskudo Mōdo) to Ex Mode (エクスモード Ekusu Mōdo).
Kabuto later acquires the Hyper Zecter (ハイパーゼクター Haipā Zekutā), a Zecter made by ZECT in the future, which enables him to assume Hyper Form (ハイパーフォーム Haipā Fōmu). An stronger version of Rider Form, Kabuto to use Hyper Clock Up (ハイパークロックアップ Haipā Kurokku Appu) to move at great enough speeds to potentially travel seven years through time while using the Hyper Cast Off (ハイパーキャストオフ Haipā Kyasuto Ofu) command to execute his flying Hyper Kick (ハイパーキック Haipā Kikku) attack. Kabuto also acquires the Perfect Zecter (パーフェクトゼクター Pāfekuto Zekutā) which can change from Sword Mode (ソードモード Sōdo Mōdo) to and Gun Mode while increasing the weapon's power with the Drake, TheBee and Sasword Zecters, using all three with the Hyper Zector to execute the Maximum Hyper Typhoon (マキシマムハイパータイフーン Makishimamu Haipā Taifūn) slash and the Maximum Hyper Cyclone (マキシマムハイパーサイクロン Makishimamu Haipā Saikuron) energy blast.
Souji Tendou is portrayed by Hiro Mizushima (水嶋 ヒロ Mizushima Hiro). As a child, Souji is portrayed by Sean Wiig (ショーン・ウィーグ Shōn Wīgu).
ZECT is a mysterious organization that seemingly acts in order to destroy Worms, later revealed to have founded by the Native Worms who created both ZECT and the Masked Rider System to eliminate the Worms before conducting Negishi's own plans for humanity.
Arata Kagami (加賀美 新 Kagami Arata) is the son of ZECT's leader Riku Kagami, unaware of the organization's true agenda while fighting for the betterment of humanity as Kamen Rider Gatack (仮面ライダーガタック Kamen Raidā Gatakku). Having joined ZECT to avenge his younger brother Ryou Kagami, works with Hiyori at Bistro La Salle, Arata has a good heart but is impulsive oftens act without thinking. In the previous timeline, Kagami married a Hiyori Kusakabe before helping Tendou alter the timeline so the damage caused by the Worms' meteor would be minimized in Shibuya. In the new timeline, Kagami meets Tendou all over again when the latter claimed the Kabuto Zecter that he was to upon its completion. Being the only member of ZECT to know Tendou's identity as Kabuto, momentarily using TheBee Zecter after Yaguruma was relieved of his duty, Arata became torn between his duty to ZECT and seeing Tendou as a friend.
Arata eventually acquired the Gatack Zecter and, becomes Gatack in the current timeline while learning the truth behind ZECT. They managed to wipe out most of the Worms before helping the rebels against the compromised ZECT led by Masato Mishima and the Native-class Worm leader Negishi. After ZECT was defeated, Arata started a new life with his father in the police force. During the events of Kamen Rider Zi-O, learning he is one of the few to remember ZECT and the Worms due to a time distortion, Arata helps the titular protagonist prevent a new Worm invasion while representing Tendou.
As Kamen Rider Gatack, he is usually in his pupa-like armored Masked Form with shoulder mounted Gatack Vulcan (ガタックバルカン Gatakku Barukan) cannons with a shooting radius of 1 kilometer. Gatack can use using the Gatack Zector's Cast Off to assume the sleeker and more combat-oriented Rider Form, armed with both Clock Up ability to execute a Rider Kick and the shotel-like Gatack Double Calibur (ガタックダブルカリバー Gatakku Daburu Karibā) blades which he can combine into a scissor-like weapon for his Rider Cutting (ライダーカッティング Raidā Kattingu). Gatack once acquired the Hyper Zecter to assume Hyper form in the special Kamen Rider Kabuto Hyper Battle DVD Birth of Hyper Gatack.
Arata Kagami is portrayed by Yuki Sato (佐藤 祐基 Satō Yūki).
Misaki and Kagami's direct superior in the field, Shuichi Tadokoro (田所 修一 Tadokoro Shūichi) is a very stern man who commands numerous ZECT Trooper platoons. It is hinted at that he was once the mentor of the first TheBee, Sou Yaguruma. He was seriously injured when he tried to use the Gatack Zecter in order to save Kagami from being chosen. Despite his appearance, he does care a great deal about his team, especially Kagami and Misaki and will do anything to help them. He has a younger brother who runs the buckwheat-noodle restaurant which was once his father's business. Although he was the better cook, his brother inherited it anyway. After shielding Kagami, it became clear in episode 41 that his true form is a Native Worm. However, he has no intention of conquering humanity like Negishi. During the epilogue, it is shown that he has taken over the running of the aforementioned family business. Tadokoro is 35 years old.
Shuichi Tadokoro is portrayed by Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi (山口 祥行 Yamaguchi Yoshiyuki).
A technician and agent for ZECT, Yuzuki Misaki (岬 祐月 Misaki Yuzuki) travels with Kagami in the field tracking the movements of the Worms. Later on, she is given the assignment to track Tendou and the stolen Kabuto Zecter. At first she is a "by-the-book" tough as nails character; however, she soon begins to question the actions of ZECT and eventually gains respect for Tendou after he rescues her from the Worms. However, she was still irritated by Tendou when he implies that she and Kagami make a cute couple. She used herself as bait by disguising herself as Phantom Thief Shadow and tended to Kagami when the Gatack Zecter attacked him. She loves buckwheat soba, and can chow down entire ramen bowls in seconds. A Worm disguised as her was sent to attack Tendou's sister, but ended up meeting Tsurugi. The Worm reminded Tsurugi of his dead sister, but he ended up destroying the Worm. However, because of this, he gained a strong attraction to Misaki. As the series progressed, Misaki slowly began to reciprocate to Tsurugi's feelings, and accepted his request to spend Christmas Day with him. Unfortunately, Tsurugi became aware of the fact he was Scorpio Worm and was eventually destroyed in battle by Kabuto, despite Misaki's please to stop. During the epilogue, Misaki becomes the head of Tsurugi's corporation to honor his name. 23 years old.
Yuzuki Misaki is portrayed by Anna Nagata (永田 杏奈 Nagata Anna).
Sou Yaguruma (矢車 想 Yaguruma Sō) is originally a ZECT agent who was the original user of the TheBee Zecter and the first, having command of his personal army of ZECT Troopers called Shadow (シャドー Shadō) during his time as Kamen Rider TheBee (仮面ライダーザビー Kamen Raidā Zabī). A perfectionist believing in a philosophy known as "Perfect Harmony" (完全調和 Kanzen Chōwa), his composure and strict teamwork ethic conceal his arrogance and temper which Tendou exploited to reveal a security flaw within his group. Yaguruma's obsession to take out Tendo resulted with the TheBee Zecter abandoning him with his former subordinate Kageyama firing him instead of keeping him in Shadow as an advisor. This led Yaguruma into insanity as he developed a morbid ideology, later resurfacing as Kamen Rider KickHopper (仮面ライダーキックホッパー Kamen Raidā Kikku Hoppā) after acquiring a Hopper Zecter (ホッパーゼクター Hoppā Zekutā) as he attacks Worms and Kamen Riders alike. After bringing Kageyama under his wing once more, Yaguruma attempts to stir his partner on to see things as he does, seeing that Kageyama is only setting himself up for a fall at the slightest glimmer of hope while expressing a bit of envy because he could no longer feel any emotion. After all of the enemy Worms are wiped out, Yaguruma puts a mutating Kageyama out of his misery while seeking to honor his promise for them to see the northern lights. During the events of Kamen Rider Zi-O, Yaguruma opposed the titular protagonist by becoming Another Rider to protect the new invading Worms so he can fulfill his promise with one that assumed Kageyama's form.
The differences between his God Speed Love and TV series iterations are the wrist locations of the TheBee Brace when he was TheBee, whereas God Speed Love has him wore it on the right wrist like other Kabutech Riders, while in TV series has him and other former TheBee users wore it on the left wrist.
As either TheBee or KickHopper, Yaguruma uses a kick-based fighting style. As KickHopper, he uses the Anchor Jack (アンカージャッキ Ankā Jakki) joints on his left leg to jump around or execute a Rider Kick.
Sou Yaguruma is portrayed by Hidenori Tokuyama (徳山 秀典 Tokuyama Hidenori).
Shun Kageyama (影山 瞬 Kageyama Shun) is a former ZECT member under Yaguruma who was the final user of the TheBee Zecter until he was kicked out of ZECT. Since then, Kageyama formed a partnership with his former leader after receiving his own Hopper Zecter from him and becoming Kamen Rider PunchHopper (仮面ライダーパンチホッパー Kamen Raidā Panchi Hoppā). As either TheBee or PunchHopper, Kageyama uses a punch-based fighting style.
Shun Kageyama is portrayed by Masato Uchiyama (内山 眞人 Uchiyama Masato).
The aide of ZECT HQ's leader, Riku Kagami. At times, Masato Mishima (三島 正人 Mishima Masato) does communicate with Yaguruma and Tadokoro to brief the ZECT teams about the Worms. Eventually, he was upset with Yaguruma botching a mission and Tadokoro questioning him about ZECT's agenda. There's implication that he has no faith in Kageyama as TheBee, despite Kageyama being loyal to ZECT and is looked down upon by Kamishiro. He has no sense of taste, and finishes eating by taking a supplement. He forcefully became TheBee at one time despite the TheBee Zecter's attempt to reject him. He truly thinks Kageyama is an eyesore because he can only complain and has lost the TheBee Zecter. He also seems to have a connection to Rena Mamiya/Uca Worm and had always kept the Hyper Zecter with him. Renge manages to steal the case with the Hyper Zecter, but Uca Worm takes it back only to find that the case has been rigged with a bomb. Mishima tries to destroy the Hyper Zecter with the bomb. After the explosion, he taunts Tendou for failing to obtain the Hyper Zecter, so he saved the Hyper Zecter when he used Clock-Up. However, he doesn't realize the power of the Zecter as it manages to finds its way to Tendou, much to his chagrin. He then tosses his glasses to the ground in anger. He gradually loses respect for Riku Kagami's servile manner toward the Natives. After realizing Negishi found out about the Red-Shoes system, he makes a pact with Negishi and overthrows Riku Kagami as leader of ZECT. Using the Natives' pendants, he regains the ability to turn his true form named Gryllus Worm (Gryllus Worm グリラスワーム, Gurirasu Wāmu), the strongest Native. He is defeated by Hyper Kabuto's and Gatack's Rider Kick and then destroyed by the meteorite explosion that obliterated the studio set.
Masato Mishima is portrayed by Tomohisa Yuge (弓削 智久 Yuge Tomohisa).
Arata and Ryo's father, Riku Kagami (加賀美 陸 Kagami Riku) is a high-ranked official in ZECT, and serves as a figurehead to hide their connection to the natives. Arata seems to despise him because of Ryo's disappearance, as well as the lack of concern or activity done in order to find Ryo. Arata is also unaware that his father is even part of the organization, ZECT, let alone the leader. A mysterious person who always quotes animal bibles, he is also the chief of police. He is a highly trained fencer and plays the cello. It seems that he has a very secret agenda and would even sacrifice his sons to achieve his goals. Tendou later confronted Riku; the confrontation ended with Riku telling him that Tendou's sister (actually refers to Hiyori, not Jyuka) was not in good hands, which naturally made Tendou lose his composure, and Riku walked off, joking about Tendou's "walking down the path to heaven to rule over all".
During the end of episode 36, he displays that he indeed knows about the Hopper Riders, saying they have opened the Gates of Hell. He also says the Rider's grand plan will be completed by our sons, showing that he did indeed know Tendou's father. He tells Kagami of the secrets behind the Masked Rider System in episode 41, displaying his knowledge of the Natives and how they created the system. He also tells Tendou that his father was the one who installed the Red Shoes system in the Zecters, and in turn, Tendou decides to trust him because he too desires to walk the path his father took. He is overthrown from his leadership position at ZECT by Mishima after revealing to Negishi the Red-Shoes system implemented into the Zecters. He is still alive in the epilogue watching his son grow up. It is likely he is now simply the chief of police. 52 years old.
Riku Kagami is portrayed by Hirotaro Honda (本田 博太郎 Honda Hirotarō).
Formerly a BrighTrooper, Renge Takatori (高鳥 蓮華 Takatori Renge) is a trainee of ZECT and Tendou's second in command who was sent by Mishima in order to spy on and assassinate Tendou. However, she yearns for Tendou as a master after she tasted his delicious cooking. Prior to meeting Tendou, she had eaten nothing but dry boiled rice for the last seven years of her life, considering the concept of taste and deliciousness a sin. Tendou went out of the way to make sure she would be well fed. She was also the person that booted Kageyama out from the ZECT HQ. Afterwards, Mishima orders her to kill Tendou, but she is persuaded by Tendou to forget Mishima and help him steal the Hyper Zecter. She is eventually knocked over the building by the Uca Worm only to be saved by Tendou. Despite her sweet and innocent demeanor, she is a fearsome fighter armed with a wire which can cut through almost anything; however, she is still relatively weak against Worms, but tries to fight anyway. After accepting Tendou as her superior, she began to work at the Bistro la Salle, although she often misinterpreted recipes and created horrible dishes as a result. Due to her harsh bring up as a BrighTrooper, her perception of training is rough. This was seen in Episode 38 when she began to time Jyuka and her classmates in setting up tents before their camping field trip. She was hit by a bullet that ricocheted off Kabuto's Kunai Gun, but hitting her in the shoulder. As an apology, Tendou made a meal for her while she was recovering in the hospital, also giving her a letter to Kagami. During the epilogue, Renge continues to work at the Bistro la Salle. 18 years old.
Renge Takatori is portrayed by Yuka Teshima (手嶋 ゆか Teshima Yuka).
One of the leaders of the Natives, Negishi (根岸) seems like a fun loving person despite the deep respect ZECT offers to him. When he first meets Tendou, he almost admires Tendou, asking if he can be Tendou's fan. Despite his innocent look, Negishi actually has his own agenda and later carries it out once the Worms had been almost decimated. Believing Natives and humans would be unable to co-exist, Negishi sets up the plan to turn all of humanity into Native and thus achieve his ideal peace. To that, he placed Mishima as leader of ZECT and disposes Riku Kagami. But Negishi didn't count on Tendou's words to sway his comrades to have second thoughts of his plan. In the end, Dark Kabuto manages to capture him, dragging him inside the TV studio explosion that killed them off.
Negishi is portrayed by Masahiro Kobayashi (小林 正寛 Kobayashi Masahiro).
ZECTroopers (ゼクトルーパー Zekutorūpā) are foot soldiers of the organization ZECT, they are armed with the Machine Gun Blade (マシンガンブレード Mashin Gan Burēdo), a weapon that draws some concepts from Riderman's Machine Gun Arm and Power Arm.[original research?] The weapon consists of an automatic machine gun with a retractable blade, which they use for close-quarters combat. In addition, they also carry a grenade launcher-like shotgun as a last resort and means of retreating, also they use flash bombs which disable Worms and seem to prevent them from molting. Like the Riotroopers from Kamen Rider 555,[original research?] they're only Rider-like, acting as cannon fodder for emergencies when a Rider cannot arrive in time. They are transported to the Worm hotspots via black, white, or silver HUMVEEs. Unfortunately, as seen in the first episode, they lack any concern for civilians. The special team known as Shadow (シャドー Shadō) assists Kamen Rider TheBee. Unlike regular ZECTroopers, they have yellow pin stripes on their uniforms. Shadow is able to prevent the Worms from molting, enabling TheBee to kill them. During a training mission, the ZECTrooper trainees, BrighTroopers (ブライトルーパー Buraitorūpā), are revealed. They wear white armor instead of the standard black. During episode 41, the AM bomb is revealed, forcing current Worms disguised as humans back into their original forms. It's revealed that the majority of ZECTroopers are Native Worms. However, after a speech by Tendou, they turn on Negishi and Mishima, aiding the Riders.
Hiyori Kusakabe (日下部 ひより Kusakabe Hiyori) is first shown as a co-worker of Kagami's at the Bistro la Salle. She was involved in the meteor crash seven years ago along with Tendou. Due to the accident, her parents were killed. She believed that they were murdered by a person wearing a Rider Belt, but after a period of uncertainty she concludes that Tendou, despite owning the belt, would never do something like that. After seeing Gatack wear another belt and discovering that he was Kagami, she also began to doubt him. In the end however, she decides to trust both of them as they have helped her so much. She carries a green crystal that originated from Area X, ground zero of the meteor crash. She seems to be able to talk with and read the emotions of inanimate objects, such as drawings and machines. She's quite clumsy and tends to zone out while working, resulting in complaints by customers. Through several mishaps and accidents, she was able to discover the identities of all the Riders besides Drake. Later in the series, it was discovered that Hiyori is the child of a Native Worm who impersonated Tendou's mother down to her pregnancy, and later gave birth to Sisyra Worm (シシーラワーム Shishīra Wāmu). This technically makes her Tendou's younger sister. During episode 33, the energy charge from the Hyper Zecter sent her along with the Souji Kusakabe to the edge of time and space. The Hyper Zecter later appeared in the normal dimension, showing one of Hiyori's drawings to Tendou and Kagami.
She reappeared during episode 38, being led away by Kusakabe Souji, at the edge of time and space. She returns to the real world in episode 43 to defend Dark Kabuto from Hyper Kabuto, stating that she no longer desires to live in the human world. Ultimately however, after a compelling speech by Tendou saying that she will not be hated in the human world, even though she is a Worm, she abandons Kusakabe Souji and returns to the human world. However, she is then attacked by Dark Kabuto. After being saved by Tendou, she returns to an almost normal life, and begins making her own menu and dream of owning a restaurant come true. During the epilogue, she returns to her normal life in working at the Bistro la Salle, and now has Jyuka as a sister. As a human, she is 18 years old.
Hiyori Kusakabe is portrayed by Yui Satonaka (里中 唯 Satonaka Yui). As a child, Hiyori is portrayed by Reina Fujii (藤井 玲奈 Fujii Reina).
Jyuka Tendou (天道 樹花 Tendō Juka) is presented as Souji's younger sister, but in truth she seems to be his younger cousin. They were both taken in by their grandmother after the Shibuya meteorite crash. She's really close to Souji, who she calls "older brother", and tends to act the same way he does; such as talking about her grandmother and pointing to the sky. She was injured in a car crash caused by Kamishiro, but blows it off to her brother's concern. She also assists her brother in running noodle carts across town. She has different ways of saying "Good Morning" to Tendou and loves his cooking. Lately, she has been targeted by ZECT and the Worms. So far two Worms, disguised as Misaki and Daisuke, tried to either kidnap or kill her.
She seems to be aware of the Zecters as the Kabuto, TheBee, and Drake Zecters fly around the entire Tendou household, while the Sasword Zecter crawls on the dining table. It is unclear, however, whether she knows that Souji is a Kamen Rider. During the epilogue, it is shown that she has accepted Hiyori as her "sister" and is now working with her at the Bistro la Selle. 13 years old.
Jyuka Tendou is portrayed by Natsumi Okumura (奥村 夏未 Okumura Natsumi).
Hiyori and Kagami's boss at the Bistro la Salle restaurant, Yumiko Takemiya (竹宮 弓子 Takemiya Yumiko) seems to tolerate Hiyori's clumsiness and Kagami's tardiness. She sometimes requests Tendou to be her cook as he is a usual customer. 36 years old.
Yumiko Takemiya is portrayed by Megumi Nishimuta (西牟田 恵 Nishimuta Megumi).
Daisuke Kazama (風間 大介 Kazama Daisuke) is a metro-sexual make-up artist who openly befriends women, seeing them as the treasure of life. His partner, a little girl named Gon, always follows him around, completing sentences for him since Daisuke seems to be in eloquent at times. Prior to his first appearance, he accidentally found the means to become Kamen Rider Drake (仮面ライダードレイク Kamen Raidā Doreiku).
Daisuke Kazama is portrayed by Kazuki Kato (加藤 和樹 Katō Kazuki).
Real name: Yuriko Takayama (高山 百合子 Takayama Yuriko), Gon (ゴン) is a girl whom Kazama has accompanied, she seems to have amnesia but at the beginning of episode 17, she slowly remembers time before she met Kazama Daisuke. Gon also pictures her mother Junko (順子), but cannot make out who it is. She always completes Kazama's sentences for him, usually after make-up sessions. She is incredibly mature for her age, often taking initiatives which surprise even Tendou. In the end, after remembering her mother's face on the day that they were attacked at the bus by the same Worm that tried to kill her mother, she was finally reunited with her mother. Drake killed the Worm, and Gon completely remembered her past but unfortunately forgot about Daisuke and treated him as a complete stranger afterwards. However, she regained her memories of being Gon while reading an article on Daisuke in a teen magazine. She also helps Daisuke regain his Drake Zecter from his Worm imitation. She recently discovered the identities of the first five Riders, when they ganged up on Daisuke, who they believed was a Worm. In her latest appearance, she has given the Drake Grip to Tendou after stealing it from Daisuke. She returns to help both Daisuke and Rena with the Hopper Riders by spraying them with a fire extinguisher; however, when Rena gains her Worm memories, she is attacked by Rena. During the epilogue, she is still working with Daisuke, although no longer wearing her trademark hat. She also insists that she now be called Yuriko, not Gon. 8 years old.
Gon is portrayed by Airu Kanzaki (神崎 愛瑠 Kanzaki Airu).
Tsurugi Kamishiro (神代 剣 Kamishiro Tsurugi) is a descendant of the English nobility of the Discabil family, calling himself "the man who replaces the gods (Kamishiro) with a sword's slash (Tsurugi)" in his introductions. He is Tendou's equal in everything but cooking and normal social skills, quoting his butler Jiiya while expressing his intent to be the best at everything. But Tsurugi is unaware that he is actually theScorpio Worm (スコルピオワーム Sukorupio Wāmu), a Worm that killed the real Tsurugi and assumed his form while killing the man's older sister Mika. But the Scorpio Worm's mind was completely overridden by the real Tsurugi's memories, believing himself to be Tsurugi while haunted by Mika's death to the point of disassociating himself as a Worm while vowing to kill them all. Jiiya kept Tsurugi in the dark of his true identity as the Kamishiro fortune had severely dwindled, Tsurugi becoming ZECT's hired exterminator as Kamen Rider Sasword (仮面ライダーサソード Kamen Raidā Sasōdo). While Tsurugi is let go after Kagami becomes Gattack, he aids Tendo after realizing Jiiya was teaching him to be a better person and the ways of noblesse oblige. Eventually learning of true nature as a Worm, a despairing Tsurugi aligns himself with the Worms to lead an all-out attack against the ZECT Riders. But this would turn out to be Tsurugi's plan to fulfill his promise by leading the Worms to slaughter, allowing Tendou to fatally wound him with the Maximum Hyper Typhoon so Mika can be avenged before returning to his mansion to die in piece.
Tsurugi can transform into Sasword by using Sasword Yaiver (サソードヤイバー Sasōdo Yaibā) sword with the Sasword Zecter (サソードゼクター Sasōdo Zekutā), which quells his Worm instincts. His Masked Mode outfitted with Blood Vessels (ブラッドベセル Buraddo Beseru) tubing that supply performance enhancing chemicals, Sasword can enter Rider Mode to access his Clock Up ability or execute his Rider Slash attack.
Tsurugi Kamishiro is portrayed by Yusuke Yamamoto (山本 裕典 Yamamoto Yūsuke).
A butler who serves the Kamishiro family, Jiiya (じいや) serves Tsurugi and often acts as a parental figure to him. He remains loyal to Kamishiro despite many of his rude actions. It seems that the Kamishiro wealth is no more, but Jiiya hides this fact from Tsurugi, finding ways to get money such as getting monetary reward for Sasword's killing of Worms, and after that transaction was cancelled, opening a ramen shop (which Tendou decides to take over as he sees Jiiya as too worthy to be doing this). He tells Kagami about Kamishiro's sister and her death at the hands of the Scorpio Worm. He has a younger twin brother who keeps the Legendary White Knife. He knows that Scorpio Worm is Tsurugi's true form but has chosen not to tell him because Tsurugi, as the last of the famous British Discabil family, must, in one form or another, carry on its name. Jiiya is respected by Tendou who refers to him as "Humanity's Treasure" due to his incredible skill as a chef. He has several students who hold him and high respect, and has published a cook book, which Tendou carries a copy of at all times. During the epilogue, it is revealed that he is the head cook for the Discabil Restaurant, which is owned by Misaki and named in his master's honor. 65 years old.
Jiiya is portrayed by Yasukiyo Umeno (梅野 泰靖 Umeno Yasukiyo).
Souji Kusakabe (日下部 総司 Kusakabe Sōji) is a Native who uses the Dark Kabuto Zecter, this mimic version of Tendou was actually a human infant that was captured by Mishima and used for his experiments after being turned into a Native.
Hiro Mizushima, who already portrays Souji Tendou, also portrays Souji Kusakabe.
The Worms (ワーム Wāmu) are Arthropod-like alien lifeforms that came from a meteor that devastated the city district of Shibuya seven years prior to the series' current timeline, the meteor being part of a larger one that greatly devastated Earth in the previous timeline depicted in the film Godspeed Love. The Worms are motivated to subvert and replace the population of an area they invade, possessing the ability to replicate the appearance and memories of another being whom they kill off. Worms believe that the original will live on as a part of them, since they adopt their victim's personality traits. But there are setbacks to this process as the Worms are unable to fully replicate aspects of their victims like their scent and can forced into their true forms through certain chemicals like makeup, few having his minds overridden by the memories of the identity they stole. The most basic of the Worms are Salis Worms (サリスワーム Sarisu Wāmu), green chrysalis-like creatures with an albino variant called a Mutation Salis (ミューテーションサリス Myūtēshon Sarisu). When threatened or endangered, a Salis Worm molts into a stronger form that can move at blinding speeds which comes from their high metabolism.
It would later be revealed that the current Worms are the second group to reach Earth, a previous group of Worms called the Natives came to Earth 35 years ago before the events of the series. Unlike their aggressive kin, the Natives learned to co-exist with humans with some creating their own human identities. They are also the ones who developed the Masked Rider System and ZECT for the purpose of fighting off the Worms.
Her true form is Uca Worm (ウカワーム Uka Wāmu), the first executive Worm. A cruel and clever planner, Rena Mamiya (間宮 麗奈 Mamiya Rena)) is the one who ordered a Worm to capture (or kill) Jyuka. In Worm form, she is very powerful and on her debut, she defeated both TheBee and Drake. She is also the only Worm to "truly" defeat Tendou and make him involuntarily power down. Soon after, she discovers the existence of the Hyper Zecter and attempts to retrieve it after she shoved Renge off a building. Despite retrieving the suitcase, Mishima sets off a bomb which seemingly destroys the Hyper Zecter. Despite the massive explosion, her Worm form was apparently enough to handle and survive the explosion.
Her human form is a 25-year-old woman always dressed in black. At episode 39, she was hit by Hyper Kabuto's Hyper Sting finisher, causing amnesia with the persona of the very woman she imitated. The original Rena was a talented singer with a kind heart that wanted to help people. Believing herself to be Rena, she chases after her dream of being an opera singer until her Worm persona eventually resurfaced. She is able to sing one more requiem for Daisuke on stage, expressing her gratitude to him. Ultimately, she is fatally wounded by Kamen Rider Drake's using the Rider Shooting twice in their final battle, ending with Uca Worm ultimately dying in Daisuke's arms as a human.
Rena Mamiya is portrayed by Hitomi Miwa (三輪 ひとみ Miwa Hitomi).
Reiji Nogi (乃木 怜治 Nogi Reiji) is the boss class of the Worm army. He is dressed in a black trench coat and wields a cane which he uses in battle. Possessing uncanny martial art skills, he is powerful enough to take on Kagami and Tendou in his human form, while they are in their Rider forms. His first form, Cassis Worm Dimidius (カッシスワーム・ディミディウス Kasshisu Wāmu Dimidiusu), has the capability of "Freeze", which is activated by clenching his left fist. Through this, he can completely stop the flow of time to the point in which even the power of Hyper Clock Up is purposeless. During his debut, he is able to completely neutralize Hyper Kabuto, even with the Perfect Zecter. He then later was destroyed by Hyper Kabuto's Maximum Hyper Cyclone. After his demise, he evolved into a stronger form Cassis Worm Gladius (カッシスワーム・グラディウス Kasshisu Wāmu Guradiusu) by use of the ability, "Life of Immortality". In this form, he is able to absorb Worms and tachyon energy alike to gain their powers as shown when he absorbs two subordinate Worms and Gatack's Rider Kick. He later absorbs Sasword's Rider Slash, TheBee's Rider Sting, and Gatack's Rider Cutting; but failed to absorb a triple rider kick by Kabuto, Gatack, and KickHopper. He then later was destroyed by Hyper Kabuto's Maximum Hyper Cyclone. After his demise, he evolved split into two entities and assumes a new form of Cassis Worm Clipeus (カッシスワーム・クリペウス Kasshisu Wāmu Kuripeusu). When Tsurugi's Worm identity exposed, the Nogis tried to recruit Scorpio Worm as their minions, but instead Scorpio Worm turned them into his minions after showing he was superior to them in power. Ultimately, they face defeat after being defeated by Gatack, KickHopper, and PunchHopper.
Reiji Nogi is portrayed by Tak Sakaguchi (坂口 拓 Sakaguchi Taku).
- "TV Asahi's page on the ZECTroopers". Retrieved 2010-08-03.