|This article is about a/an rider in Kamen Rider, the original series.|
|Kamen Rider 1|
|First Appearance:||The Mysterious Spider Man|
|Last Appearance:||Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3|
|Number of Episode|
|62 (Kamen Rider)|
7 (Black RX)
|Kamen Rider 1|
- "Kamen Rider 1!"
- ―1's roll call[src]
Hongo was a prodigy college biochemistry student at Jounan University's Biochemical Department, in which he also worked alongside Professor Midorikawa, and a motorcross racer with mentor the popular racer, Tobei Tachibana. During a practise with his bike, he was attacked by Shocker and was kidnapped by them and was turned into the cyborg, Kamen Rider in order to conquer the world. Hongo managed to escape and decided to use this power to protect the people and destroy Shocker. He first fought with the kaijin, Spider Man.
Hongo continued to battle Shocker's kaijin but Shocker was attacking the other countries too. Hongo and Midorikawa's daughter, Ruriko, left together and went to Europe in order to destroy Shocker's forces there. In his place, Hongo left a young photographer named Hayato Ichimonji who was also caught by Shocker and was turned into a Kamen Rider in order to defeat Hongo but before the brainwashing, Hongo came and saved him.
Sometime later, Hongo was captured by Shocker again and they enhanced his body and before the brainwashing, he escaped. He returned to Japan, more powerful than before, and with Hongo returned, it was Ichimonji's time to leave Japan and head to other countries to fight Shocker's forces. Sometime later, Ichimonji returned and the two became the Double Riders and began fighting together Shocker.
Shocker made a terrible plan for them. They created imitation riders, the Shocker Riders, and were sent to defeat the riders. Takeshi and Hayato had a hard fight but they defeated their imitations. They managed to defeat all the kaijin and went to fight the Great Leader. They defeated him and Shocker's base was blown to pieces. After their victory, they went to the airport and bid farewell to their friend, Kazuya Taki, who returned to America to continue his job as an FBI investigator.
Hongo returns with Hayato and has a student named Shiro Kazami who one night loses his parents and his sister from a monster called Scissors Jaguar. Shiro tries to fight with the monster and was luckily saved by riders 1 and 2 and Shiro begs them to turn him into a cyborg for revenge. The riders told him that revenge is not the right way and that living as a human but not a human as well fighting against other cyborgs should be a burden only carried by them.
With the help of a girl saved by Shiro from Scissors Jaguar, Junko Tama, Takeshi and Hayato locate Destron's base and go to destroy it. They're welcomed by the Great Leader of Gel-Shocker who turned out to be alive! The Great Leader claims to have created now Destron, the ultimate organization.
Immediately afterwards, Rider 1 and 2 are hit by a Cyborg Disruptor Ray, created especially to kill them. When they're about to fall, Shiro Kazami arrives, destroying the machine, but being mortally wounded by it. Hongo decides that there's only one way to save his life, and the two riders turn him into the cyborg, Kamen Rider V3, possessing Rider 1's "skill" and Rider 2's "strength".
However, the entire base is bombed and destroyed by another cyborg, the Turtle Bazooka. Rider 1 and 2 emerge undamaged and face the Destron troops outside. Meanwhile, the main building of the Rider Squad starts sinking underground due to Turtle Bazooka's attacks. Soon, Shiro Kazami emerges as Kamen Rider V3, taking on Turtle Bazooka.
V3 was told by 1 and 2 about his abilities during the fight. Turtle Bazooka plans to use his atomic bomb inside his body to blow away Tokyo. Riders 1 and 2 throw him to the sea and he blows away. V3 watches the explosion, screaming for Hongo and Ichimonji. The two Riders talk with V3 telepathically, telling V3 that they won't die, but, for now, everything will rest in his hands.
The Double Riders continue their battle in secret, taking on Destron's forces around the world. However, before leaving Japan, they rescue Dr. Okajima, a nuclear physicist, who had been forced to work for Destron. George Kamamoto, an Interpol agent, finds a vial made by the Double Riders with a secret information about a weakness in V3's structure.
The secret was supposedly held in a box left in Japan. Following the instructions, Shiro Kazami meets Dr. Okajima and his daughter, Tamami, who tell him about how Okajima had been saved by the Double Riders. V3 finds the box left behind by the Riders, containing instructions about his powers and their weakness.
V3's battle in Japan takes him to Shikoku, where he receives a mysterious medallion at a hotel. When V3 was about to be defeated by the Guillotine Dinosaur, he hears Hongo's and Ichimonji's voices transmitted to his mind through the Medallion, telling him to cross his arms and activate one of his 26 secrets, the Cellular Strength Device, allowing V3 to ignore Guillotine Dinosaur's attack. V3 finally realizes that the Double Riders truly still are alive.
Baron Kiba, the leader of Destron's Fang Clan, who originally operated in Africa, moves to head Destron's operations in Japan after Doktor G is killed by V3. He uses black magic through Doovoo rituals, and is considered a fearsome enemy by the first two Riders, who, after learning about him moving to Japan, also head back there. And, like they had foreseen, Shiro Kazami was paralyzed and defeated by Snow Wolf, while Baron Kiba captured Tachibana and other Rider Squad members.
However, Takeshi Hongo had come from Australia to stop his plans, allowing the Rider Squad members to escape. When Snow Wolf attempts to stop Tachibana from escaping, Ichimonji Hayato reveals himself, having just arrived from America. The double Riders transform and destroy one of Baron Kiba's bases. All three Riders take on Snow Wolf, who still was strong enough to stand up against them. However, after Rider 1's Rider Reversal, it's stunned and hit by Rider 2 and V3, who finish it off with V3 Spinning Chop. Baron Kiba promises vengeance against the 3 Riders.
Baron Kiba ressurects the Primordial Tiger, ancestor of all Fanged Beasts, and mother of the Fang Clan, Smilodon. Hongo tells Tobei that after hearing about Baron Kiba's activties, he contacted Hayato in America and both returned to Japan. Meanwhile, Hayato attempts to search for Baron Kiba's hideout alone. Smilodon, taking the name Anekoji, visits the Rider Squad's base, and gives them a cursed doll. Hongo touches it and immediately falls due to the strong poison within. Hongo is taken to a hospital, but the doctors were actually Destron agents that capture him. V3 soon falls before Smilodon's power.
Hayato returns to meet Tachibana and the others, only to see a suspicious letter, once open, poison is spilled out. However, he avoids it and notices Anekoji outside, pursuing her. He transforms into Rider 2 while chasing her on a custom fang bike, and soon she transforms too to reveal her real form as the Primordial Tiger. Smilodon uses a blast of fire that soon becomes an explosion, engulfing Rider 2, who is taken for dead. She returns to Baron Kiba's side and together they prepare to torture the captured Shiro Kazami and Hongo Takeshi.
However, Hongo and Shiro had already recovered, and were just playing along to get to Baron Kiba's hideout, however, they soon find themselves unable to transform in their cell. Meanwhile, Hayato was silently following Smilodon and frees the other two Riders. The 3 Riders together face Smilodon and Baron Kiba. Baron Kiba soon retreats, leaving Smilodon behind. Even with the Primordial Tiger is unable to beat the united Riders, however. Rider 1 and 2 board their Cyclones, while V3 stands on top and they use their new Rider Triple Power charge attack, destroying Smilodon. With her death, Baron Kiba's altar of Doovoo also was destroyed and the Fang clan lost its power.
After that victory, Hongo and Ichimonji leave Japan in Shiro's hands, while they return to fighting against Destron's evil around the world. It is likely that after defeating Destron, Hongo and the others rescued Riderman in Tahiti.
Five Riders vs. King DarkEdit
G.O.D.'s forces attack various points of Tokyo, and to fight against his threat, the previous four Riders return from various points of the globe. Rider 1 returns from New York. A little boy called Masaru hears voices from bellow his home, and believes that they're from G.O.D.'s forces, in spite of his family's disbelief. The boy leaves his home looking for Kamen Rider X, but the one he finds right after stepping out is actually Kamen Rider 1.
Rider 1 thanks the boy for the information and reveals that he had been investigating about G.O.D. However, when he asks about what he had heard, the boy couldn't remember anything. The 5 Riders gather afterwards with Tobei Tachibana. After Masaru is attacked by G.O.D. and escapes, he returns to Rider 1 and reveals G.O.D.'s plan. They needed blood for their newest monster. X follows one of the Franken Bat's bat spy cameras to one of G.O.D's bases, and all Riders go with him. Rider 1 faces Cyclops and Chronos, followed by Cadeus and Alseides.
Cadeus manages to put pressure on Rider 1, but it's thrown from the top of a tower afterwards. Rider 1 regroups with the other Riders when Franken Bat attempts to escape. In this second battle, Rider 1 takes on Atlas and Pannic, defeating Atlas with an aerial throw, and finished off Cerberus with a kick. Afterwards, the five Riders face Franken Bat. Rider 1 and Rider 2 hit Franken Bat with their Rider Kicks, destroying its wings. The four Riders helped X execute the Rider Super High Kick technique, destroying Franken Bat. They invade G.O.D.'s base and face King Dark, but the entire complex is merely an illusion, which disappears while King Dark laughs at them.
By the time of Stronger, Rider 1 and 2 were considered mere urban legends by unknowing people. However, following the movement of the Delza Army troops, Rider 1 and 2 return to fight in Japan again. Rider 1 comes back from the United States, alongside Rider 2 from India, and rescue Shigeru Jo, Kamen Rider Stronger, who had been hanged on a waterfall by Marshal Machine, Commander Jishaku, and Armored Knight. They take on Marshal Machine and his troops while Tobei Tachibana takes care of an unconscious Shigeru.
After subduing Marshal Machine, they force him to take them to where V3 and Riderman, were being held by the Delza Army. They're taken to a Delza Army base, but are caught in a trap room. However, Stronger soon breaks in to rescue them, and Rider 1 discovers plans for Delza's operations. They leave to stop them, but are caught into a trap, and disappear in an explosion. However, they soon reappear alive, stopping Delza's plans. Rider 1 takes on Armored Knight, while Rider 2 fights against Marshal Machine and Stronger fights against Commander Jishaku.
Rider 1 and Stronger easily defeat and capture Commander Jishaku and Armored Knight, and use them as hostages to make Marshal Machine release both Kamen Rider V3 and Riderman. Marshal Machine tells them to release his subordinates, otherwise, his troops would kill both V3 and Riderman. However, Kamen Rider X and Kamen Rider Amazon appear, and reveal that they had already rescued V3 and Riderman. The Seven Legendary Riders surround the three Delza Army commanders. However, a monstrous rocky face appears in a nearby mountain and from its eyes release destructive beams. Using the explosions created by the attack, the Delza commanders escape.
A voice in the skies announces that Tobei Tachibana is in the Delza Army's hands. Afterwards, the head in the mountain awakens again, and orders the Delza Army to revive, restoring several Delza and Black Satan members. The Riders march against the Delza Army troops in a final battle. Rider 1 takes on and easily subdues Commander Jishaku again, along with a revived Kikkaijin Mecha-Gorilla, which explodes after Rider 1 throws it at the ground, alongside all other Delza troops.
Finally, Stronger finishes off Marshal Machine and frees Tobei Tachibana. The Riders reunite with Tachibana, but soon a familiar voice welcomes them, Shocker's Great Leader's. The Delza Army's Great Leader reveals that he had been behind not only Shocker, Gel-Shocker and Destron, but also G.O.D. and Geddon. The Great Leader stands up from the mountain, taking the form of a rock giant, impervious to the attacks of the Riders. However, the Riders combine their powers and fly into his body. There, they find a giant alien brain who self-destructs in an attempt to kill all seven Riders, however, they all escape successfully and leave, reminiscing everything they've gone through so far.
All Together! Seven Kamen Riders!!Edit
Tobei Tachibana tells children about the adventures of the Seven Legendary Riders. The children are excited by the stories, and so he takes them to watch a stage show homaging the heroes. While watching the actor portraying Rider 1, he reminisces about Hongo's battle against Shocker, up to Shocker's destruction with Ambassador Hell's death, only to be surprised by the arrival of Takeshi Hongo himself, alongside Hayato Ichimonji, Shiro Kazami and Joji Yuki. They had missed Japan and Tachibana and so had returned.
They continue talking about various past battles while the other Riders also arrive. Suddenly, the Rider actors on the stage start being beaten up by the supposedly fake monsters. Shigeru Jo realizes that those are real monsters, and all Riders start guiding the people to outside of the area. They all transform and take on the Delza troops on stage, before following them to inside the backstage. The Great General Darkness, a Delza Army commander, appears before V3, alongside a revived Commanding Officer Frank and General Wolf.
He announces the conquest of Japan and the monsters attack. Rider 1 takes on a revived Kikkaijin Mecha-Gorilla once again, before, alongside the other 6 Riders turning his attention to the General Darkness. The 7 Riders unite their powers into a destructive wave which completely destroy General Darkness. After the battle, the seven Riders reunite once more with Tachibana and give him their farewells.
The evil organization Neo-Shocker moved ahead with its plans of global genocide to create a new world order. Hongo Takeshi, Kamen Rider 1, alongside the other Seven Legendary Riders fight around the world against it, leaving Japan's protection to the new Kamen Rider, Hiroshi Tsukuba, Skyrider. Eventually, Neo-Shocker gathers an army of Second Generation Cyborgs in Japan, led by Gurand Bazarmy, known as the Strongest Cyborg on Earth, and also plans to launch a direct offensive with an experimental tank, the Varithium Cannon, led by Hirubiran. To save Japan, the seven Riders return and, alongside Skyrider, destroy the experimental Varithium Cannon and Hirubiran. However, they are soon challenged by Gurand Bazarmy and his troops.
Neo-Shocker troops start kidnapping many people around Japan in order to work as slaves in their operation to bring about a large volcanic eruption in Japan. The seven Riders spread around Japan to fight against various attacks from Neo-Shocker. Rider 1, Rider 2 and Amazon intercept the troops led by the second generation cyborgs Jaguar Van, Shibirayjin, Gokiburijin, Madarakajin and Dokuganba. Rider 1 faces Shibirayjin, but soon the battle is interrupted by Gurand Bazarmy's arrival. Gurand Bazarmy challenges the three Riders to fight against him by himself, while the other cyborgs continue taking the people away.
Moving with great speed, it easily dodges Amazon's Great Slice and the Double Riders' Rider Double Kick, before disappearing with an incredible speed. In a later battle, Skyrider is easily wounded and left unconscious while trying to face Gurand Bazarmy. While he recovers, the Riders communicate telepathically with the unconscious Hiroshi Tsukuba. Rider 1 watches his determination to fight again, in spite of his defeat, and tells him that he expected no less from Skyrider. The Riders tell Skyrider that he should go through an intense training where he'd receive their powers, multiplying his strength 20 times to fight against Gurand Bazarmy again.
After Skyrider's training is finished, all Riders leave to face Neo-Shocker again. Skyrider faces Gurand Bazarmy, while the Legendary Seven fight against Neo-Shocker's Second Generation Cyborgs troops. Rider 1 faces the 2nd generation Sai Dump, countering his attacks and destroying it with a Rider Kick, and Kogoensky, which is destroyed with a simple throw attack. Finally, a second Rider Kick was used to destroy Yamorijin. Gurand Bazarmy and his army quickly fall before the Riders. After the battle is over, the Seven Riders leave Japan again, to fight Neo-Shocker all over the world, while Skyrider remains to protect Japan.
Neo-Shocker makes an alliance with an alien, the self proclaimed Galaxy King, and starts an operation to explode Mount Fuji. When Skyrider is ambushed by another troop of second generation Second Generation Cyborgs led by Jaguar Van, all seven Riders arrive to face their forces and allow Skyrider to proceed. Rider 1 takes on Shibirayjin and Kumonjin, but still catches up with Skyrider when Jaguar Van attacks him. Rider 1 takes the battle against the Neo-Shocker commander by himself.
Rider 1 destroys Kumonjin with a Rider Kick, meanwhile Riderman and the new Neo-Shocker cyborg, Armadig, join the battle too. Rider 1 takes on Armadig, breaking him out of his defense mode and destroying him with a Rider Kick. Riderman has problems fighting alone against Jaguar Van's sword and shield, but Rider 1 disarms Jaguar Van, and with Riderman's help, finishes him off with another Rider Kick. After the battle, all 8 Riders leave to fight Neo-Shocker elsewhere.
Answering the call of Stronger and Rider 2, who had located Neo-Shocker's main headquarters, in Japan, Rider 1 travels from Mexico, joining up with V3, Riderman and Amazon who return from various countries around the world. Rider 1 takes leadership of the group, and they head to Neo-Shocker's underwater base, only to be faced with a giant dragon, the Great Leader of Neo-Shocker himself. The attacks of all Riders prove to be infective against the Great Leader, however, Stronger and Rider 2 motivate the others to continue fighting and they hold on long enough for Skyrider to arrive.
Skyrider stuns the Great Leader by shooting his foot with a bowgun he stole from a Neo-Shocker member, and, using the opportunity, all Seven Legendary Riders hit the Great Leader with their Rider Kicks, knocking down the giant. However, he was still alive, and decides to detonate the Oxygen Destruction Bomb, which would destroy Earth's atmosphere completely. The eight Riders combine their powers and use Skyrider's Sailing Jump together, holding the Great Leader inside an energy barrier that contains the explosion's blast. However, all eight Riders seemingly perishing alongside it (In reality being blasted to space where they eventually regroup).
Super-1: The MovieEdit
Kazuya Oki, Kamen Rider Super-1, fought against the Dogma Kingdom to stop them from awakening an ancient weapon. However, in his way stood the Dogma Revenge Corps, troops of rebuilt cyborgs from Dogma Kingdom and Neo-Shocker. When he seemed overwhelmed by his enemies, Rider 1 suddenly reappeared, followed by the other 8 previous Riders, all alive. V3 tells Super-1 to let that battle in their hands, and soon they fight against Dogma's troops to open way for Super-1.
Rider 1 faces a resurrected Golden Jaguar, initially, before being surrounded by Dogma Fighters, Fire Kong, Ganigannii and ChameleKing. Kamagirigan also attempts to attack Rider 1, only to retreat after one attack. Spiderbaban and Golden Jaguar attempt to take on Rider 1 again, only to be defeated and destroyed with a single Rider Kick. Thanks to the help of the Riders, Super-1 reaches Dogma's troops on time and stops them. After the battle, the Riders show themselves to Super-1 and his friends, and promise to fight for humanity's future together.
The Badan Empire, led by Ambassador Darkness, spread its claws around the world, and, to face it, the nine Riders came together. When Badan attempts to initiate its Space Break System, a destructive dimensional weapon, all 9 Riders gather in Japan to stop them. Rider 1 and Amazon infiltrate a port with ships carrying Badanium 84, an element necessary for Badan's secret weapon. Their presence aborts Badan's operation there.
However, there were multiple transports of Badanium. Rider 1 and Rider 2 team up again and stop one of the trucks carrying Badanium. Taka-Roid was responsible for the transport, but quickly retreats, leaving Rider 1 and 2 to defeat Combatroids and destroy the truck with a Double Kick. In spite of the efforts of the Riders, one truck with Badanium still arrives to their base. However, Rider 1 locates Badan's Japanese headquarters and calls the other Riders telepathically.
All 8 Riders meet up with Rider 1, and are joined by ZX, a Badan cyborg who turned against them. Ambassador Darkness welcomes the 10 Riders and sends all of Badan's troops. Bara-Roid takes on Rider 1, soon joined by Yamaarashi-Roid, however, Rider 1 blocks their weapons and destroys Bara-Roid with a Rider Kick. Yamaarashi-Roid attempts to face Rider 1 again, only to be beaten up and thrown next to Dokuga-Roid, which was defeated by V3, and both blow up together.
Jigoku-Roid and Rider 1 fight against each other, but before the battle could be finished, Ambassador Darkness attempted to use hostages to make the Riders surrender. His plan fails due to Super-1's interference and Ambassador Darkness decides to use the Space Break System, only to destroy Badan's remaining troops. After V3's call, the ten Riders gather their power with Rider Syncro, weakening Ambassador Darkness and allowing ZX to finish him off. After Darkness is defeated, evil energy gathers in the shape of a giant skull, The Generalissimo of Badan, giving farewell to the Riders and laughing at them.
V3 bestows upon ZX the official title Kamen Rider 10 and soon all Riders part ways again to continue their battle against evil around the world.
Kamen Rider 1, alongside the other Ten veteran Kamen Riders, fought against secret forces of the Crisis Empire spread throughout the world, defeating them in each country. However, Crisis' main forces, in Japan, still remained and they prepared a final offensive. Rider 1 called all Riders to a meeting in a secret facility in Arizona in the United States, to prepare for the upcoming battle, where they'd go to help Kamen Rider Black RX, the Kamen Rider that was defending Japan at the time.
The 10 Riders split into two groups, which sparred with each other. Group 1: Rider 1, Rider 2, V3, Riderman and X; and Group 2: Amazon, Stronger, Skyrider, Super-1 and ZX. Rider 1 trains alongside Rider 2, even using a Rider Double Kick. After Crisis makes a public announcement regarding its invasion of Japan, the 10 Riders finally leave to the final battle.
After Crisis' war declaration, they immediately sent Gran Zairus, which landed on Earth like a meteor, destroying an entire island. Naval Commander Bosgun moved to attack Black RX, soon receiving help from Gran Zairus, who could resist all of RX's attacks. When Bosgun is about to finish him off, Rider 1 arrives, blocking his attack and kicking him away. The 9 Riders arrive shortly afterwards, rescuing RX and quickly escaping.
Rider 1 and the others introduce themselves to Kotaro Minami, Black RX. Bosgun finds them, and, meeting Kotaro and Rider 1, proposes a duel against Black RX, however, Kotaro's friend, Kyoko Matoba, V3, Skyrider and Super-1 soon notice Chaps hiding around the area to prepare an ambush, finishing them off. Rider 1 tells Kotaro to fight while the other Riders watch. Black RX faces Bosgun in a fair match and finishes him off.
Meanwhile, Gran Zairus easily rips through the Japanese defense forces and brings down the city with his unmatched power. Kotaro decides to fight, but Rider 1 and 2argue that even Black RX's attacks are ineffective against Gran Zairus, and they need a strategy before facing it again. Kotaro decides to fight anyway, even if he dies trying. He leaves to fight again, and Rider 1 and the other Riders follow him.
The 11 Riders face Gran Zairus, but even a combined Rider Punch with the power of the 11 Riders is useless against him. Gran Zairus transforms into a flaming rock, burning above 1000°C, and easily knocks out Rider 1 and the others. In the end, Black RX takes the battle and manages to destroy Gran Zairus, forcing it to self-destruct, but seemingly explodes with it.
Afterwards, Rider 1 and the other Riders help evacuate the city's population and started to plan defensive measures for the next battles. However, a second Rider 1 appears during their meeting. The real Rider 1 accuses the impostor and punches it, making it reveal its true form, Harmful Nimp. The 10 Riders face Spirit World Demons, resurrected Crisis warriors. Antront and Harmful Nimp attack Rider 1, but V3 comes to his help. However, when Rider 1 and V3 defeat the monsters, they quickly get up again.
When the battle seems hopeless, Colonel Maribaron, the one behind this attack, reveals that the monsters don't die as long as she keeps a set of golden feathers with her, but Black RX returns, alive, stealing the feathers. Rider 1 receives one of the golden feathers, and V3 holds Harmful Nimp while he uses the feather to stop it. Meanwhile, Black Rx stops the other monsters and destroys all of them by himself. After Black RX returns, the 10 Riders decide to spread themselves to observe and take on the Crisis forces, while Black RX protects his friends.
Wanting revenge against Black RX, a powered up General Jark, commander of the Crisis forces, Jark Midler, kills Sunkichi and Utako Sahara and faces some Riders. Meanwhile, Crisis forces start a human hunt. Rider 1 and 2 arrive to help Kotaro face Chaps troops. Stronger, Skyrider, Super-1 and ZX soon follow. V3 and Riderman are launched through the air, falling downtown, near the combat zone where Rider 1, alongside the other Riders, were helping. Jark challenges Kotaro to a duel, and he accepts, rejecting the help of the other Riders. Black RX ends up victorious over Jark, destroying him while the other Riders watch in amazement.
The Emperor Crisis calls Kotaro for a personal meeting. However, Rider 1 tells Amazon to follow them, and all the other Riders go too. The emperor offers Kotaro the chance of becoming the commander of Crisis' invasion forces, however, after Kotaro refuses, General Dasmader appears alongside a group of Chaps and attacks Kotaro. Rider 1 and the other Riders arrive and face the Chaps troops, but soon the entire cave is destroyed by the Crisis Fortress called by Dasmader. Black RX boards the fortress and destroys Dasmader, the Emperor and even Crisis itself. Meanwhile, the other Riders survive the attack and meet RX after the battle is over. Following Rider 1's words, they all decide to part ways and fight evil around the world.
Ultraman vs. Kamen RiderEdit
When Shocker's new kaijin Dokusasori Otoko began threatening the Tokyo's citizens, Kamen Rider 1 soon mounted his bike and took down the road into action as Ultraman flew overhead to confront the kaiju Gadoras, who was also ravaging the city at the same time. Kamen Rider confronted Dokusasori-Otoko, battling the demon with a flurry of martial arts, blocking his strikes and fighting back with his own. However, Dokusasori-Otoko grabbed the masked hero with his claw and sprayed him with his gas, but Kamen Rider broke free and leapt to a nearby building, leaping off and dealing his signature Rider Kick!
Dokusasori-Otoko was badly hurt, but then merged with Gadorasu to form Sasori Gadoras and attacked Ultraman, Kamen Rider dodging an explosion from its horn lightning. Kamen Rider watched the creature attack Ultraman and realized the Ultra hero wasn’t strong enough to defeat the hybrid kaiju alone. Kamen Rider used the Cyclone, dodging several of Sasorigadorasu’s assaults before flying the machine straight through the monster’s shoulder, then grew to giant size for the first time ever to aid Ultraman.
Ultraman then used his force field while Kamen Rider used the Rider Punch to shatter the horn but was forced back by its tail, which Ultraman quickly removed with an Ultra Slash. The two heroes charged and grabbed Sasorigadorasu, giving him a double Suplex. As Ultraman’s timer began to blink, the two heroes nodded to one another, Kamen Rider leaping into the air and coming down with the Rider Kick as Ultraman fired the Specium Ray, both finishing attacks strike Sasori Gadoras simultaneously and destroying him in a huge explosion.
Following the battle, Kamen Rider and Ultraman approached one another and shook hands out of respect. Kamen Rider returned to human size and rode off into the sunset, his new ally Ultraman flying off along with him, both sworn to defend the Earth at all costs.
All Riders vs. Dai-ShockerEdit
- "As long as Riders are needed, we will never die!"
- ―Rider 1[src]
The multi-universal organization Dai-Shocker believes that all Kamen Riders were dead, and only their own former Great Leader, Kamen Rider Decade stands in their way. However, a large dimensional wall appears in the battlefield next to their headquarters, and from it, all Riders thought to be dead reappear. Rider 1 arrives with his New Cyclone alongside Riders 2 and V3 in their New Cyclone and Hurricane. Opening the counterattack, Rider 1 uses a Rider Kick to destroy a Rat Fangire and Mole Imagin.
Afterwards, he takes on one of Dai-Shocker's mass produced Ganikomoru, Dai-Shocker Combatmen, the Longhorn Orphnoch and the worm leader Cassis Worm Gladius, joining up with Rider 2 to take on the army of monsters around them. A Ganikomoru attempts to attack Rider 1, only to be taken out. Rider 1 and 2 reach the Dai-Shocker commander Ambassador Hell in his Garagaranda form. With Black RX's and Kabuto's help, who slice throw Garagaranda's tentacle attacks and stun him, Rider 1 and 2 to destroy the Dai-Shocker commander with a Rider Double Kick.
When A.R. Shadow Moon is thrown onto Dai-Shocker's casle, Rider 1 participates in the All Riders Kick, using his standard Rider Kick alongside the other Riders to destroy Shadowmoon and the Shocker castle. Afterwards, Dai-Shocker's final weapon, King Dark, appears from the rubbles of the castle, and Decade merges with the Kamen Rider J summoned by Diend to face it. To help Decade, Rider 1, alongside the other Riders, turn into giant Kamenride cards to power up the giant Decade's final attack, destroying King Dark. After the battle is over, Rider 1 silently gives a goodbye to Decade alongside Riders 2 and V3, and leaves through a dimensional wall with all the other Riders.
Let's Go Kamen RidersEdit
The Greeed Ankh unintentionally altered the timeline, letting a Cell Medal fall in Shocker's hands in the past. That enables Shocker to utilize their own Core Medal to create the Shocker Greeed, leading to them conquering the world in the future. Kamen Rider New Den-O and the Denliner crew go back to the past to stop that from happening.
When Mitsuru and Naoki, two boys from the present, alongside Nokko, a Rider Squad member, are surrounded by Shocker troops, led by Shiomaneking and Poison Lizard Man, Rider 1 and 2 join the battle for the medal. Using a Rider Kick, Rider 1 defeats Poison Lizard Man while Rider 2 destroys Shiomaneking with another one. Meanwhile, Hiruchameleon retreats after seemingly stealing the Cell Medal. However, Rider 1 and 2 have the real medal and destroy it, and actually let the Shocker commander steal a tracking device that would lead them to Shocker's base.
Rider 1, Rider 2, New Den-O and Momotaros invade the Shocker base located under a lake, and meet Shocker's Great Leader. However, it's actually General Black, who reveals that the one the Riders had destroyed was a fake, and they had prepared a trap for them there. The Shocker Greeed is created combining the cell medal with the Shocker Medal and the Riders are surrounded by many Shocker troops, including resurrected Ikadevil and Garagaranda.
Kamen Rider 1 is hit by the resurrected Garagaranda, but recovers and defeats many Shocker Combatmen. Rider 1 counter attacks Garagaranda with a Rider Punch, burying it inside a wall, when Rider 2 joins up with him and the true Shocker Leader appears. Rider 2 unmasks him, but both Riders are soon blasted and fall. Meanwhile, outside, Turtle Bazooka starts attacking the Denliner while the Shocker Greeed beats up New Den-O and Momotaros.
Rider 1 and 2 return to protect them, allowing their escape, however, they can't surpass the power of the Shocker Greed and fall before him. Rider 1 and 2 easily beat Ganikomoru and rescue Mitsuru from the Shocker Greeed. Kamen Rider New Den-O and OOO are freed and join their battle. Garagaranda attempts to face Rider 1 again, only to be beaten, but the Shocker Greeed beat Rider 1 once again, and the other three Riders also fell. However, watching their battle, the people remember the Riders, who start to return and join the battle, in spite of the timeline having been changed.
All Riders join together and depart to face Shocker's Great Leader. However, OOO is attacked by the Shocker Greeed. Rider 1 and 2 interrupt their battle with a Rider Double Punch and take on the Shocker Greeed together, now prepared to fight against it. Their Rider Double Kick pierces through his blasts and destroy the Shocker Greeed. After the Riders are united, they face Shocker's Great Leader.
Later, when joined by a a force of extra riders, Rider 1 and all the other riders get on their motorcycles and perform the "All Rider Break", ramming into the Rock Great Leader and defeating it once and for all. All Riders disappear immediately after the battle is over, leaving only OOO and the Denliner crew behind. However, Hongo's voice tells them that everything will be in their hands, until it comes the time of all Riders joining forces again.
Movie War Mega MaxEdit
Takeshi appears during the prologue, battling the forces of Foundation X alongside Hayato in Europe. Later, they join with the other members of the Seven Legendary Riders to confront Foundation X's Lem Kannagi, only to fall into Kannagi's trap and be caught in an energy beam.
Later, when Eiji Hino and Gentaro Kisaragi chase Kannagi to Foundation X's spaceport, they make Kannagi drop a briefcase during the ensuing struggle. Gentaro opens it and finds four Astroswitches and three Core Medals, bearing the markings of the Seven Legendary Riders. These turn out to be the Riders themselves, turned into this state by Kannagi's trap and restored when OOO and Fourze use the items in a Scanning Charge and Limit Break, respectively.
Lem Kannagi unveils its trump card, copies of the Sonozaki Family Dopants (Terror, ClayDoll, R Nasca and Smilidon) and Greeed (Uva, Kazari, Mezool, and Gamel). The Seven Riders explain Kannagi's plan, and how he has to be stopped before going to space, and offer to stay and fight the copies so Eiji and Gentaro can pursue Kannagi into space.
Takeshi battles the copy R Nasca, finishing it with his trademark Rider Kick. Meanwhile, OOO and Fourze manage to stop Lem Kannagi in space. Afterwards, in a scene added to the movie's Director's Cut, the young Riders, and also another Rider from the future, Aqua, give goodbye to each other and to the veterans, before parting ways.
Super Hero TaisenEdit
Rider 1 first appears alongside the rest of the Legendary Riders to confront Captain Marvelous, who has come to kill them in retaliation for Tsukasa Kadoya, leading a restored Dai-Shocker, killing their Sentai counterparts, the Himitsu Sentai Gorenger. Rider 1 and Rider 2 are the first to fall, followed by the others. All disappearing in purple explosions.
Later, Rider 1 seemingly returns, leading the Heisei era Riders into a final confrontation with Akaranger and the remaining Sentai heroes. Both groups are killed and Rider 1 and Akaranger are revealed to be Tsukasa and Marvelous, leading the heroes against each other. However, they were only acting to sabotage Dai-Shocker's and Dai-Zangyack's plans. Rider 1, OOO and Akaranger reappear from a dimensional wall, and reveal that none of them had died.
They were just hiding in a space between the dimensions, waiting for the time to attack. Soon, they're followed by all other Riders and Sentai, who engage the united army of Dai-Zangyack and Dai-Shocker. In the beginning of the battle, Rider 1 fights against several Gormin. He reappears near the ending, facing Doktor G, but can't get through his laser barrage. However, with the help of the Goseiger, the card-using Riders overpower him.
Super Hero Taisen ZEdit
Kamen Rider 1 appears with Akarenger leading a force of Rider and Sentai reinforcements that come to assist the Riders and Sentai of recent years who are overwhelmed by the revived monster army of the Space Crime Syndicate Madou. Rider 1 hits Suugu with a Rider Kick, rescuing OOO, before calling the other heroes. The combined forces of superheroes are able to turn the tide against the Madou army. They line up and use their various long range attacks to destroy Madou's revived monster army.
After Demon King Psycho is destroyed, 1 appears on a cliff alongside the other past heroes to say goodbye to the heroes of recent years before taking their leave. He says that they would meet again.
ToQger vs. GaimEdit
ToQ 1gou asks him if they were Kouta's comrades as Rider 1 tells him that they, the Showa Riders, are not working alongside the Heisei Riders before leaving.
Kamen Rider TaisenEdit
Kamen Rider 1 leads the Showa Riders to stop Badan's newest operation in Zawame City. Hongo meets Kouta Kazuraba when he attempts to protect Shu Aoi, and Demands him to hand the boy to him, saying that he doesn't acknowledge Gaim as a Rider. However, Badan's Combatroids arrive, and Hongo decides to face them as Kamen Rider, telling Kouta to escape with the boy. When Gaim is taken to his limit by Badan's troops, Rider 1 soon returns, alongside Kamen Rider 2 and V3, taking on Kamen Rider Fifteen and Yamaarashi-Roid while Gaim escapes with the boy. Rider 1 tells Gaim that he should stay out of the battle and leave Badan to them, but he refuses.
Soon, the Showa Riders start attacking the Heisei Riders, saying that they needed to be eliminated since Badan's return was their fault. Rider 1 appears leading the last 6 remaining Showa Riders, Rider 2, V3, Riderman, X, Amazon and Black confronting Kamen Riders Gaim, Faiz, Decade, Joker, Wizard, Kiva and OOO.
Hongo reveals that Badan is actually the Kingdom of the Dead. They gained power to invade the surface due to the attachment of the Heisei Riders to the dead. Refusing to throw away their feelings the Heisei Riders fought against them. In the end, Rider 1 is defeated by Gaim, and All Riders, except for Gaim himself, are seemingly killed during the battle.
However, it's eventually revealed that it was all a plan formulated by Takeshi Hongo and ZX. ZX recovers the Rider Lockseeds that Badan had obtained after each Rider seemingly died and used them with Gaim's help to bring all Riders back from the Helheim Forest. While Badan activates their Mega Reverse machine, which would reverse the living and dead worlds, killing everyone alive, Rider 1 and the other Riders set out to defeat them and destroy their machine. Rider 1 and Gaim briefly face Fifteen together in the beginning of the battle but later all three go in separate ways.
Later during the battle, while Rider 1 faces Combatroids, the ToQgers reappear, led by Right Suzuki, who claims to want to help another Number 1. When Gaim takes on Fifteen again, while Rider 1 faced more Combatroids and Shocker Combatmen, Rider 1 gives Gaim the Showa Rider Lockseed. Using the new power, Gaim easily defeats Fifteen. After the Mega Reverse machine and the Generalissimo of Badan are destroyed, the fifteen Showa Riders, led by Rider 1 use the power of Rider Syndrome to allow Shuu Aoi to meet his mother one last time before his soul leaves the world of the living.
After everything is over, however, Rider 1 admits that, even though the in fighting was just part of the plan to stop Badan, the differences between the Showa and Heisei Riders were real. Takeshi Hongo claims that the Heisei Riders, with their half-hearted kindness could be considered as bringing the last crisis to themselves. The Heisei Riders hesitate for a moment, but soon they all start fighting. Rider 1's opponent in the battle is Gaim.
Heisei Ending (Ending shown in theaters)Edit
Rider 1 uses a Rider Kick against Gaim as he blocks the attack with his weapons, but, in spite of that, is knocked down, damaged. However, Hongo stops the battle once he notices that Gaim had chosen to block his attack, rather than dodge, to protect a lone flower in the battlefield. Rider 1 concedes defeat and acknowledges that the kind strength shown by Kouta to protect even the smallest life form could be real strength, accepting him as Kamen Rider Gaim.
Showa Ending (Home release exclusive alternate ending)Edit
Gaim and Rider 1 are seemingly matched, but, right before unleashing a powerful attack, Gaim gives up, claiming defeat. Narutaki, who watched the battle, comments that Rider 1 had many chances to counterattack, but chose to wait, doing everything to draw out more power from Gaim. Gaim noticed what Rider 1 had done and gave up, realizing that Rider 1's kindness is real strength. In turn, Rider 1 acknowledges him as Kamen Rider Gaim.
After either version of the ending, both teams would call truce. Rider 1 says that the ones who'll build the future and cross generations are the youth. Gaim doesn't know where they'll get, but they'll try, and everyone will fight together for the future. Afterwards, Takeshi Hongo leaves alone in his New Cyclone.
Ninninger vs. DriveEdit
The Double Riders were mentioned in the photo after a Roidmude case was shown to have an involvement with Shocker.
Super Hero Taisen GPEdit
After defeating the Great Leader of Gel-Shocker, the riders were on a trip back home but they are attacked by a mysterious car which reveals Kamen Rider 3 who was created to destroy the Double Riders. He easily overpowered and killed them in an explosion. Due to his existence, the timeline was now greatly altered, with Shocker had achieved full global domination and majority succeeding Kamen Riders had brainwashed to serve them.
After the Great Leader turned into the Rider Robo, the riders managed to escape and were alive. They joined the remaining riders and began a final battle with Shocker, teaming up with the Ninningers. After they defeated the Rider Robo, everything went back to normal.
Appearances in other mediaEdit
Kamen Rider SD (OVA)Edit
- Main article: Kamen Rider 1 (SD)
Kamen Rider 1: The original and most experienced Kamen Rider, whom everyone simply refers to as "sempai." He is often found racing around on his Cyclone motorcycle trying to beat his track records, while at the same time putting up with the daily annoyances of Black RX and ZX. He often lectures the other Riders on focusing on their training. He is the team leader of his squad, which includes Black RX and ZX. His finishing move is the "Rider Kick" and appears in the movie in his silver-gloved form. He rides in a modified version of the New-Cyclone motorcycle.
Kamen Rider MangaEdit
Unlike in the TV series, after a bike accident during his race course with his mentor Tobei Tachibana, Hongo awoke during the procedure that turns him into a super-powered cyborg, but escapes before he can be brainwashed to do Shocker's bidding. Afterwards, he battles various Shocker Kaijin just like in the TV series, but he soon faces 12 Shocker Riders. He was subsequently killed but 1 of the 12, named Hayato Ichimonji, receives a head injury that causes him to regain his memories and personality from before his brainwashing.
Hayato destroys all 11 Shocker Riders and becomes Kamen Rider by reprising Hongo's role during his absence. Hongo then acts as Ichimonji's mentor through connecting his brain to Ichimonji. Near the end of the manga story, Hongo is resurrected by transplanting his brain into a Kamen Rider body designed to be more powerful and returns to battle alongside with Hayato to confront Big Machine, Shocker's Commander.
Although it seemed Big Machine had the edge because of his ability to stop machinery from functioning, Hongo prevails as he defeats Big Machine. They then destroy his super computer he planned to use to brainwash the citizens of Japan. It is unknown what happened to Hongo after escaping with Ichimonji and Taki, although it`s seems safe to presume that Hongo managed to survive.
In a stage show where the Timerangers are seen fighting their usual foes, a Lord shows up and winds up defeating them. Kamen Riders 1, 2, V3 & Kuuga, Aka & Aorenger & Robocon then arrive to assist the Timerangers.
In a stage show where the Dekarangers are seen fighting their usual foes, an Undead shows up and winds up defeating them. Kamen Riders 1, V3, Faiz, Blade, Garren, Chalice & Leangle & Akaranger arrive to assist the Dekarangers.
In a stage show where the Boukengers are seen fighting their usual foes, a Worms show up and winds up defeating them. Kamen Riders 1, Hibiki, Kabuto & Gatack, Akaranger & MagiRed, & Magi Shine then arrive assist to the Boukengers.
Let's Go Kamen RiderEdit
In the 36th net movie Listen Quietly! What Modifies My Life!!, Rider 1 does the Kamen Rider State of the Union address, only for him to rant about how the protagonists of the Heisei Era are not cyborgs and that they are not worthy of the name Kamen Rider because of it. He then suggests that the Heisei Riders should undergo conversion and training to be more worthy of the name. While Rider 2 rushes in to support the idea, the two get dragged off by an embarrassed OOO and Den-O.
Super Hero TaihenEdit
Rider 1 appears in the Super Hero Taihen net movie, Super Sentai Murder Mystery! You’re the Great Detective! as one of the suspects for the murders of Shinken, Gosei, and Gokai Pink, as the evidence collected suggests a "Hopper"-themed rider is behind it.
When it is revealed that net movie director Hiroyuki Kato was the murder culprit, 1 holds up three Ranger Keys and a Mobilate as one of several Riders and Rangers holding Super Sentai and Kamen Rider merchandise respectively, when the Go-Busters explain to the Kato that all the Riders love Super Sentai and vice versa.
Super Hero Taisen OtsuEdit
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Kamen Rider 1 has appeared in various video games.
Kamen Rider (Super Famicom)Edit
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Kamen Rider (PS1)Edit
Rider 1 appears with Rider 2 in the PlayStation Kamen Rider video game. In the "Kamen Rider Story" the player must defeat the evil Shocker organization to restore the peace by battling against 6 combatmen before fighting against Shocker kaijin, if the kaijin or player's health is 50% or less, the game automatically switches the position of the player on the screen. If all Shocker and Gel-Shocker kaijin are defeated, the player will immediately fight against Great Leader without fighting combatmen or switching around.
In "Shocker Story" players play as Shocker kaijin which must defeat enemy Shocker kaijin. If player successfully passes the 8th round,the player's Shocker kaijin turns into Saikyo Kaijin (最強怪人?) which is stronger and has a different appearance from the original form. The player can then upgrade punching power, kicking power or both or can summon 6 Combatmen to aid them. the player then must defeat Kamen Rider 1 before facing Kamen Rider 2.
Super Tokusatsu Taisen 2001Edit
Seigi no KeifuEdit
Hongo Takeshi stars the main character to the 1971 Timeline in this crossover game. (Although for a time, he is replaced as the playable character by Ichimonji.) Hongo must fight off Shocker and General Zol, who is slowly turning human beings into werewolf kaijin as part of a much larger plot in the not-so-distant future. Eventually, he travels to 1988 along with Kamen Rider 2 to aid him in the final battle. Hiroshi Fujioka returns to voice the role. Kamen Rider 1 appears in his second outfit (although the Sakurajima version of his outfit is available as an unlockable).
The Bike RaceEdit
Battride War GenesisEdit
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Climax Heroes seriesEdit
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Rider Generation and Rider Generation 2Edit
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Even from the start, Hongo Takeshi was a greatly gifted man. He not only has the skills of a pro bike racer, but is a brilliant scientist that could even turn Kazami into V3 along with being very adept at sports. His racing skills were enough to rival Taki as a human and far surpassed Ichimonji. Hongo is also a great teacher as he along with Tobei coached Kazami (something that would help Kazami when he became V3) at bike racing. He also has great leadership skills as shown when he leads his successors against evil and triumphs against them.
After becoming a Kamen Rider, his already impressive skills were boosted greatly. His body surpassed most of Shocker`s minions at the time, as well as managed to fight and defeat Shocker soldiers that were designed to be more powerful than him, and often times trained if his skills weren't enough to defeat such opponents. In a later Kamen Rider episode, Hongo Takeshi managed to fight and easily defeat not only Ganikomol (an opponent that Hongo couldn`t initially defeat and won partially by luck) but multiple cyborgs that he also had trouble with, showing how much his skills and power have improved throughout the series. It is thinkable that his years of experience makes him one of the, if not the most skilled Kamen Rider in the franchise.
Kamen Rider 1Edit
- Height: 180 cm
- Weight: 70 kg
- High jump power: 15.3 m
- Long jump power: 48.7 m
Because he was meant to be Shocker’s greatest altered human, Kamen Rider 1 has the ability to hear at distances of 4 kilometers. He can break a meter thick tree trunk or a metal rod 10 cm thick with his Rider Chop. His Rider Kick has enough power to bend steel supports of buildings. Even when he wasn't fully transformed, this form was strong enough to withstand a 100 thousand volt electric shock.
Unlike in his later forms, Takeshi can't transform automatically in this form, needing external wind to jump start the Typhoon's turbine and give him access to his suit and most of his fighting strength. That wind is generally generated by riding his bike, but it also can come from other sources, like an explosion that pushes hot wind towards the Typhoon belt. It is thinkable that becoming Kamen Rider 1 has granted him a degree of immortality and immunity to organic diseases, viruses, bacteria and poison due to becoming a cybernetic human.
The original manga gives an in-depth analysis of the entire schematics used by Hongo, Ichimonji, and the manga Shocker Riders.
- Ultrasensitive Antenna: Sense the presence of enemies and incoming attacks
- Cat's Eye: Allows infrared night vision
- Signal O: A brainwave transmission device that can detect other cyborgs
- Crusher: The face plate that can break chains
- Artificial Lungs: Can recycle oxygen for two hours
- Pulmonary Converter: Catches wind power to convert it to energy, also acts as a radiator
- Power Converter: Capsules on the belt that store energy
- Typhoon: Transformation belt which is an anemometer which measures the Rider's energy
- Artificial Muscle: Gives the Rider the strength to jump like a giant grasshopper
- Jump Shoes: The soles are elastic-like springs.
The original form of Kamen Rider 1 returned in Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai, as a cameo during Hongo's transformation into his current "New" Rider 1 form before the battle between the Showa Riders and Heisei Riders.
The form Takeshi shows after fighting against Shocker in Europe for some time. His appearance changed due to the effects of the constant fighting on his physical appearance and acceptance of himself.
In the TV show, this form doesn't seem to be any stronger than the original 1 form, but with stronger combat power due to Hongo's experience by this point. However, in the movie Kamen Rider vs. Shocker, this form was shown to be able to transform without needing external wind sources.
This version of Rider 1 is referred to as Sakurajima 1 (桜島 １号 Sakurajima Ichigō?), due to the story arc where it debuted mostly taking place there.
The final form of Kamen Rider 1. Takeshi Hongo is captured by Shocker and taken for a second reconstruction surgery, which gives him abilities far surpassing his original ones. Hongo uses self-hypnosis to escape Shocker's brainwashing, turning their own power against them once again.
The upgrade allows Hongo to transform instantly, without needing external wind sources, gives him enough power and durability to survive a subzero trap and even a nuclear bomb close range with no apparent damage, and gives Hongo the versatility for different techniques that can satisfy demands otherwise unattainable in his previous forms, giving Takeshi the nickname "Skill of #1" (技の１号 Waza no Ichigō?); this capability was later passed to Kamen Rider V3.
This form also gives Hongo access to Rider Power, a temporary boost in Rider 1's battle power, triggered with a switch in his new Typhoon belt, that greatly increases his strength, making Rider 1 much stronger than most (if not all) of Shocker's creations.
In Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider, Rider 1 gains the ability to grow to Ultraman's size in order to balance out their size differences. This form only appears in the "Ultraman vs. Kamen Rider" film.
Legend Rider DevicesEdit
With the Kamen Ride: 1 card, Kamen Rider Decade transforms into Kamen Rider 1 as seen in Super Hero Taisen. Previously, in Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker, Decade Complete Form Jumbo Formation performed the Final Dimension Kick, a variation of the Dimension Kick, transforming the Shōwa, including Kamen Rider 1, and Heisei Riders into Kamen Ride cards for Decade to travel through as opposed to Final Attack Ride cards before hitting the target. Unlike his other Kamen Rides, Decade's Decadriver changes along with his costume, taking on the appearance of the Typhoon Belt. However, when Captain Marvelous (as Akarenger) strikes the "Typhoon" during battle, it seems to short out and changes back into the Decadriver, revealing "Rider 1" to be Decade after all.
1 Switch (1号 スイッチ Ichigō Suitchi?, Cross): An Astroswitch bearing the likeness of Kamen Rider 1. In Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride, it can be used by Kamen Rider Fourze to arm him with the 1 Module (1号モジュール Ichigō Mojūru?) on his right leg, boosting his kicking power and jumping height.
The 1 Switch appears on-screen in Movie War Mega Max, when the Seven Legendary Riders are captured by Lem Kannagi. Rider 1, along with Rider 2, V3, and Riderman, were turned into Switches (while X, Amazon, and Stronger were turned into Core Medals) and kept in a suitcase by a member of Foundation X. The Riders were able to return back to normal when Fourze inserted the Switches into the Fourze Driver and performed a Limit Break.
Kamen Rider 1 Lockseed (仮面ライダー１号ロックシード Kamen Raidā Ichigō Rokkushīdo?): A Lockseed bearing the likeness of Kamen Rider 1, created when Rider 1 was defeated in the battle between the Showa Riders and Heisei Riders. The core image depicts the Typhoon while the lid backside image depicts Kamen Rider 1's Rider Kick gesture. When inserted into a Sengoku Driver or when channeled through the Showa Rider Lockseed, it would allow an Armored Rider to assume 1 Arms (１号アームズ Ichigō Āmuzu?). It is styled for Gaim, Kurokage, Bujin Gaim, and Kamuro in the toyline.
- Transformation: 1 (Ichigō) Arms: Waza no Ichigō, Let's go!
Behind the scenesEdit
Takeshi Hongo was played by Hiroshi Fujioka (藤岡 弘、 Fujioka Hiroshi?) in the original Kamen Rider. Originally, Hiroshi Fujioka did his own stunts as Kamen Rider 1. This made Kamen Rider history when early on in the show, Hiroshi shattered his leg in a motorcycle stunt gone wrong. This resulted in him being replaced by Takeshi Sasaki, who played Hayato Ichimonji/Kamen Rider 2. Eventually, Hiroshi recovered returned to the show, joining Takeshi as the Double Riders.
After the conclusion of the original series, Hiroshi reprised his role in the next, Kamen Rider V3. Unlike many of his fellow Rider actors however, Hiroshi did not actively reprise the role of Hongo Takeshi whenever Kamen Rider 1 appeared in following Kamen Rider series, the lone exception being his appearance in Kamen Rider Stronger. Stock footage of Hiroshi from the original Kamen Rider series was often used to portray Hongo, many times using the incorrect white Henshin belt.
In recent crossover movies, early riders are voiced by new actors, with Kamen Rider 1 now being voiced by Tetsu Inada (稲田 徹 Inada Tetsu?), first voicing the rider in Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker (2009). However, in 2011, Hiroshi returned to voice Kamen Rider 1 in the 40th anniversary movie of the Kamen Rider Series, OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders, alongside Takeshi Sasaki and Hiroshi Miyauchi. In Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max (2011), Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen (2012), Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z (2013) and Ressha Sentai ToQger Vs. Kamen Rider Gaim Spring Vacation Combining Special (2014), Kamen Rider 1 was once again voiced by Tetsu Inada.
It would be many years later that Hiroshi Fujioka would return to portray his own character, as well as transforming into him in Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai.
- A statue of Kamen Rider was observed still standing firm after the earthquake in Japan in March 2011 in Ishinomaki in Miyagi, a city hit by the tsunami, and considered as the hometown to Kamen Rider.
- Since Hongo has an IQ of 600, the most experience out of all the Riders, was able to survive a zero degree freeze machine's effects, a zero oxygen trap and even the full effects of a nuclear bomb up close (apparently unharmed and conscious in the latter) while weakened, he may well be one of the most intelligent and strongest Riders throughout the franchise.
- Although it seemed Hongo quit college when he became a Kamen Rider, Apparently he still went to college (shown in V3's series) and presumably graduated.
- Contrary to popular belief, Takeshi was not the first Kamen Rider to utilize the stylish hand motions that would later be iconic for transformations in the Kamen Rider Series. The honor actually belongs to Hayato Ichimonji, transforming in episode 14 via the hand motions.
- Apparently, Hongo can play the guitar as stated in some of the official Kamen Rider merchandise.
- It was also stated that Hongo keeps his mother's pendant in memory of his parents.
- Recent Heisei and Neo-Heisei developments in the in-series universe timeline indicate that Hongo is not the first Kamen Rider, as other heroes have come long before he was born. (Ex. The first Kuuga, Riku).
- However, he is the first to be called "Kamen Rider" as his predecessors were referred to only by name. (Ex. Kuuga or Riku instead of Kamen Rider Kuuga). Most Heisei Riders after him seem to avoid using the title of Kamen Rider altogether, as simplifying their names to just their given one makes them easier to identify for fans as there are now over 100+ Kamen Riders in the franchise.
- It should also be noted that most of the Rider series after the Showa Era are technically not connected with another, as the continuity is sometimes written for the shows to be their own stand alone stories. The real world fact is that Hongo was the first Rider created by Ishinomori himself, thus Hongo is more than deserving of his title Kamen Rider 1.
- Rider 1's title of Waza no Ichigo(Number 1 of Skill) is often used for Kamen Riders to describe their unarmed forms, calling themselves Waza no Senshi (Warriors of Technique).