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- "Long live the Shocker army!"
- ―Ambassador Hell's last words[src]
Ambassador Hell/Garagaranda (地獄大使/ガラガランダ Jigoku Taishi/Garagaranda) is an executive member from Shocker's branch in the West Coast of the USA. His true name was Damon according to Kamen Rider Spirits.
Hell takes command of Japan's branch after Doctor Shinigami's destruction. Hell captures the rider's friends and calls out Kamen Rider 1 and becomes his Inhumanoid form, Garagaranda, a rattlesnake kaijin able to use his whip arm as a weapon, similar to the whip he uses without his Inhumanoid form. He also has the ability to burrow underground. While Taki Kazuya frees their friends Rider 1 engages Hell in combat. He then manages his Rider Kick on Garagaranda reverting him back to his human form. He curses the Rider and screams to Shocker's perseverance before he explodes and the Great Leader scatters Shocker.
- "Forgive me! Kill me...along with him! Kill Rider V3!"
- ―Hell's wishes to Doktor G and three other revived commanders[src]
Along with Colonel Zol, Doctor Shinigami, and General Black. He was resurrected by Doktor G to initiate Operation: Japan Annihilation using a new toxic gas called Girard Gamma. His assignment is Kyushu. When he went to the dungeon, he order the guard to let him take look inside V3 prison once more only to captured by V3. Later Doktor G and other revived commanders comes to dungeon and angered to see he is captured by V3 stating he is useless. He apologies to Doctor G and other revived commanders and asked them to execute himself alongside V3 until Great Leader interference stating they cannot afford to lose even Ambassador Hell when carried out their mission and let V3 go as he pleases. He becomes V3 hostage until get to safety and let him go back to Destron's base. He died with the other revived commanders when Destron's base accidentally self destructed.
Ambassador Hell appears again in the Decade film. This time, Ambassador Hell has a black armored outfit with a cape that has green lining as opposed to the previous gold and silver outfit he wore in the Showa Era. (As the old costume was possibly destoryed by this point or too worn out to use.) In the final battle, Hell is destroyed as Garagaranda by the Double Riders, Rider Double Kick praising Dai-Shocker before exploding similar to the original series.
Let's Go Kamen Riders
Due to a change in history caused by Ankh leaving a O Medal behind in 1971, Shocker achieved its goal of world dominion with the Shocker Greeed which defeated the Double Riders, and new members from the various groups that would have manifested in the normal timeline after Shocker's destruction. Garagaranda was among the many villains who were part of the this alliance. When the riders united against Shocker, he along with Ganikomol and Ikadevil was destroyed by Kamen Rider Den-O Climax Form Boistous Slash and Kamen Rider New Den-O Counter Slash.
Kamen Rider 1
In 2016, faced with the emergence of a new organization, Nova Shocker, the remnants of the original Shocker moved to resurrect Ambassador Hell to lead them. Their first attempt involved the kidnapping of humans by Yamaarashi-Roid but was foiled when Yamaarashi-Roid was defeated by Kamen Rider Ghost and Zyuoh Eagle.
Ultimately, Shocker succeeded in reviving Ambassador Hell. He is now able to transform into his monster form while retaining his outer armor. After Ganikomol's defection to Nova Shocker, followed by the destruction of most of Shocker's monsters and combatmen, Ambassador Hell, as the last remaining Shocker general, assisted Kamen Riders 1, Ghost and Specter in defeating Urga. Ambassador Hell later died from a wound inflicted by Urga Alexander.
Chou Super Hero Taisen
An iteration of Garagaranda was among the Shocker army of the Game World led by Shocker Leader III, the boss of the Chou Shocker Taisen bonus stage. This army was ultimately wiped out by a combined force of Kamen Riders and Sentai Rangers. Among those pitted against the Zyuohgers, Garagaranda was beaten by Zyuoh Eagle before being reeled in with the others by the Zyuoh The GunRod of Zyuoh TheWorld to be destroyed by the combined Zyuoh Slash.
Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3
Through an alteration to history rewritten by Shocker's History Modifying Machine, Garagaranda is among the many monsters that serve the evil organization that rules the world in this alternate timeline created by Kamen Rider 3's assassination of the Double Riders in 1973. During the final battle against the Kamen Riders, Garagaranda is destroyed by Rider 2's Rider Kick.
Kamen Rider SD
- Main article: Ambassador Hell (SD)
Video game appearances
Kamen Rider Club
Kamen Rider on Super Famicom
Garagaranda appears as a Shocker boss in the Super Famicom Kamen Rider game.
Kamen Rider on PlayStation
Garagaranda is one of several Shocker and Gel-Shocker kaijin that appear in the PlayStation Kamen Rider video game. They are fought by the player in the "Kamen Rider Story". In the "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 Saikyō 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.
His untransformed Ambassador Hell form also appears as a cameo in the Shocker Story prologue.
All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation
Garagaranda appears as a monster in the video game All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation.
- Main article: Ambassador Darkness
- Height: 192 cm
- Weight: 95kg
Behind the scenes
In Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker, Ambassador Hell is portrayed by the late Ren Osugi (大杉 漣 Ōsugi Ren) while Garagaranda is voiced by Kenichi Suzumura (鈴村 健一 Suzumura Ken'ichi). Garagaranda's suit actor is Jiro Okamoto (岡元 次郎 Okamoto Jirō). Kenichi Suzumura later voiced Garagaranda in OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders.
In Kamen Rider 1, Ambassador Hell and the Garagaranda suit are both portrayed by Ren Osugi, marking the last time he reprised his role, Osugi passed away two years later.
Relationship with Ambassador Darkness
There is some dispute as to how Ambassador Hell and Ambassador Darkness are related. Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!! says that Darkness is Hell's twin brother, while the manga Kamen Rider Spirits, which gives an alternate version of the story of ZX, says they are cousins.
Ironically while Darkness and Hell's natural forms are very similar, down to being played by the same actor, their monster forms are completely different.
- Footage of Garagaranda's defeat by Kamen Rider #1 in episode 79 appeared in the TV special Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!! (1984), in a recap of the ten Kamen Riders.
- In Kamen Rider 1, Ambassador Hell is shown to have long, white hair, after his helmet was destroyed.