Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Insects and Themes in Kamen Rider

Originally posted by me, Lavender Ranger, here at HenshinGrid!!!

Even though Kamen Riders have their themes (like cards, barcodes and greek alphabet), some still have an insect theme.

Grasshoppers (11)
Kamen Rider 1, 2, Black, Black RX, Shadow Moon, Shin, ZO, J, and Goldra. Three basic colors (Green, Black and Silver), but different shades of green have been used.

Stag Beetles (3)
Kamen Rider Agito, Garren, and Gattack. Red and Blue have been used.

Rhinoceros Beetles (4)
Kamen Rider Stronger, Blade, Kabuto and Dark Kabuto. Red and Blue have used but of course Stronger had different colors.

Dragonflys (4)
Kamen Rider V3, Drake, and Silvra

Kamen Rider Silvra and Goldra from the upcoming movie Cho Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade NEO Generations: The Onigashima Battleship.

Locusts (4)
Skyrider, Another Agito, Kick Hopper and Punch Hopper. Kick Hopper and Punch Hopper are actually Oriental longheaded locusts.

Caucasus (2)
Kamen Rider Caucasus and Kamen Rider Blade's King Form

Longhorn Bettles
Kamen Rider ZX and Gills

Other Insects
Kamen Rider X - Giant water bug
Kamen Rider Super-1 - Hornet
Kamen Rider Alternate/Alternative Zero - Cricket
Kamen RIder Faiz - Firefly
Kamen Rider Chalice - Elegant Praying Mantis
Chalice's Wild Form - Ghost Mantis
Kamen Rider Leangle - Onigumo Spider
Kamen Rider TheBee - Wasp
Kamen Rider Sasword - Scorpion
ZECT Troopers - Ants
Kamen Rider Hercus - Hercules Beetle
Kamen Rider Ketaros - Centaurus beetle
Kamen Rider Decade - Graphosoma lineatum
Kamen Rider Diend - Zicrona caerulea

Kamen Rider Amazon - Spotted monitor lizard
Kamen Rider Verde - Chameleon

Dragons (4)
Kamen Rider Agito - Chinese Dragon
Kamen Rider Ryuki - Red Dragon
Kamen Rider Ryuga - Black Dragon
Kamen Rider Den-O Gun Mode - Tatsu no Ko Taro/Japanese Dragon

Kamen Rider Zolda - Bull
Kamen Rider Gai - Rhino
Kamen Rider Tiger - White Tiger
Kamen Rider Imperer - Antelope
Kamen Rider Touki- Polar Bear
Kamen Rider Nishiki - Tiger
Kamen Rider Den-O Ax Form - Bear

Kamen Rider Femme - Swan
Kamen Rider Habataki - Hawk
Kamen Rider Garren's Jack Form - Peacock
Kamen Rider Den-O Wing Form - Swan
Kamen Rider Vega Form - Hawk

Other Animals
Kamen Rider Knight - Bat
Kamen Rider Scissors - Crab
Kamen Rider Raia - Manta Ray
Kamen Rider Ohja - King Cobra
Kamen Rider Den-O Rod Form - Sea Turtle
Kamen Rider Zeronos Altair and Zeo form - Bull
Kamen Rider Gaoh - Crocodile
Kamen Rider Abyss - Shark

Mythical Creatures
Kamen Rider Odin - Phoenix
Kamen Rider Glaive, Larc, Lance - Cerberus
Kamen Rider Kirameki - Shachihoko

Series Themes
Kamen Rider - Grasshopper
Kamen Rider V3 - Cyborg/Dragonfly
Kamen Rider X - Robotics/Giant water bug
Kamen Rider Amazon - Incan Science/Spotted monitor lizard
Kamen Rider Stronger - Japanese rhinoceros beetle
"New" Kamen Rider - Locust
Kamen Rider Super-1 - Outerspace/Hornet
Kamen Rider BLACK - Cyborg/Grasshopper
Kamen Rider BLACK RX - Radiation mutation/Grasshopper
Kamen Rider ZO - Science/Grasshopper
Kamen Rider J - Earth Spirits/Grasshopper
Kamen Rider Kuuga - Stag beetle
Kamen Rider Agito - Mystical/Organic/Robotics
Kamen Rider Ryuki - Knights/Animals
Kamen Rider 555 - Greek Alphabet
Kamen Rider Blade - Cards/Beetles
Kamen Rider Hibiki - Oni (Demons)
Kamen Rider Kabuto - Insects
Kamen Rider Den-O - Trains/Demons/Animals
Kamen Rider Kiva - Classic Monsters
Kamen Rider Dec-O - Barcode/Insect

Multiple Themes
This is when one suit has multiple themes that inspire them.
  • Kamen Rider Blade - European Rhinoceros Beetle/Spades; Jack Form - European Rhinoceros Beetle/Spades/Jack/Eagle; King Form - Caucasus Beetle/Spades/King
  • Kamen Rider Garren - Stag beetle (Prosopocoilus inclinatus)/Diamonds; Jack Form - Stag beetle (P. inclinatus)/Diamonds/Jack/Peacock
  • Kamen Rider Chalice - Elegant praying mantis (Theopropus elegans)/Hearts; Wild Form - Ghost Mantis/King/Wild card/Hearts
  • Kamen Rider Leangle - Onigumo Spider (Araneus ventricosus)/Clubs
  • Kamen Rider Glaive, Larc, & Lance - Cerberus/Ace
  • Kamen Rider Kabuki - Oni/Kabuki
  • Kamen Rider Touki- Oni/Polar Bear
  • Kamen Rider Kirameki - Oni/Shachihoko
  • Kamen Rider Nishiki - Oni/Tiger
  • Kamen Rider Habataki - Oni/Hawk
  • Kamen Rider Den-O - Bullet train; Sword Form - Momotarō/Oni/Peach; Rod Form - Urashima Tarō/Sea Turtle; Ax Form - Kintarō/Bear; Gun Form - Tatsu no Ko Tarō/Japanese Dragon; Wing Form - Swan Lake/Swan; Climax Form - Sword/Rod/Ax/Gun; Strike Form - Momotarō/Oni/Peach/Bullet train/Train station
  • Kamen Rider Zeronos - Locomotive; Altair Form - Altair/Bull/Ushiwakamaru; Vega Form - Deneb/Vega/Hawk/Benkei; Zero Form - Altair/Bull/Ushiwakamaru
  • Kamen Rider Nega Den-O - Negative/Momotarō/Oni/Peach
  • Kamen Rider Kiva (Kiva Form) - Bat/Vampire; DoGaBaKi Form - Vampire/Werewolf/Gill-man/Frankenstein's monster; Emperor Form - Vampire/Dragon; Flight Style - Vampire/Dragon/Bat; DoGaBaKi Emperor Form - Vampire/Dragon/Werewolf/Gill-man/Frankenstein's monster
  • Kamen Rider Ixa - Knight/Christian cross
  • Kamen Rider Saga - Chess King/Viper
  • Kamen Rider Dark Kiva - Chess King/Vampire
  • Kamen Rider Decade - Graphosoma lineatum/Barcode
  • Kamen Rider Diend - Zicrona caerulea/Barcode
  • Kamen Rider Goldra - Grasshopper/Oni
  • Kamen Rider Silvra - Dragonfly/Oni


Kean said...

actually faiz is based on a shark shockingly, if u say the decade net movies you would find out

Unknown said...

it was probably in the minds of the creators to use a shark theme for the costume but didn't really push through. so to stick with the traditional insect motif, a firefly was used instead. that bit about the shark theme is for trivia purposes. if u want to believe that faiz is really a shark then come up with a pic of shark with antennae or glowing eyes. lol

Redranger100 said...

Where's Riderman?

Lucas said...

@John Paul, actually Faiz has also a Shark motif. Like the shape of the antennae that seen from the side, they look like shark fins, the mouthguard that resemble shark jaws, and on the sides of his helmet there are some vents that resemble the gills of a shark.