|This article is about a/an rider form used by several identities in Kamen Rider Ryuki.|
Pseudo-Rider Alternative (疑似ライダー オルタナティブ Giji Raidā Orutanatibu?) are fictional characters in the tokusatsu production of the TV series Kamen Rider Ryuki. They were mimicries of the 13 Kamen Riders and not considered true Kamen Riders, only Rider-like, as its wearers do not acknowledge themselves as Kamen Riders. Two Alternative suits were known to have been produced - a production model called Alternative and a prototype called Alternative Zero.
The two suits were identical except for a few minor differences. Alternative Zero's suit had blue accents and silver cables while Alternative's had orange accents and black cables. Alternative Zero was also decorated with silver stripes labeled "Trial Prototype-00" on both sides of the body. Because they are modeled after crickets, the Alternatives resemble the older Kamen Riders such as Kamen Rider V3 and Kamen Rider Super-1 in terms of appearance.
Alternative and Alternative Zero's true identities were, respectively Hajime Nakamura and Hideyuki Kagawa. Along with Kamen Rider Tiger, the two were fighting to close the Mirror World and opposed Kanzaki's Rider War.
Those original series of Alternative Zero and Alternative were both killed the same way, Tiger betrayed them and destroyed their decks, causing them to dissolve in the Mirror World.
In Kamen Rider Decade, Alternative is a Dark Rider who is appeared in Negative World alongside with Ryuga, Orga, Dark Kabuto and Dark Kiva. He later destroyed by Kamen Rider Diend.
- Hajime Nakamura (Alternative from original series)
- Hideyuki Kagawa (Alternative Zero from original series)
- Tanaka (Alternate Reality version of Alternative Zero from Kamen Rider Decade)
Contract Monster Edit
- Main article: Psycorogue (Ryuki)
The Alternative's sole contract monster is Psycorogue resembling a humanoid.
Alternative and Alternative Zero's cards are different from the other Riders' Advent Cards in appearance; the terminals and images are printed crosswise unlike the original Advent Cards that have theirs printed lengthwise, and are given the title, "Alternative Advent Card Alchemy System" at the back. Also, there are green characters on the cards, which may give information to the Visor on what kind of card is swiped. Because their equipment was designed by Hideyuki Kagawa and not by Shiro Kanzaki, the V-Buckles' and Card Decks' appearances were different from the other Riders.
Slash Visor (スラッシュバイザー Surasshu Baizā?): The card reader of Alternative Zero/Alternative was mounted on his right forearm. The visor voice was different from those of real Riders, as it is female. Another difference was how the cards were used with the visor. The cards were swiped (similar to the rousers in Kamen Rider Blade), which burned up and disappeared when the card was vented.
- Advent (AP: 6500): Summons Psycorogue.
- Sword Vent (AP: 2000): Conjures a lance.
- Accele Vent (AP: 2500): Increases Alternative's movement speed.
- Wheel Vent (AP: 4500): Transforms Psycorogue into Psycoroader.
- Final Vent (AP: 8000): Executes Dead End. Psycorogue transforms into a motorcycle, then Alternative and motorcycle spin-out faster and faster until they ram into the opponent. Only Alternative Zero performed his Final Vent. Alternative was killed before performing it.