|This article is about a/an episode in Kamen Rider Wizard.|
|Kamen Rider Wizard, Episode 17|
|Air date January 6, 2013|
|Written by Tsuyoshi Kida|
|Directed by Shojiro Nakazawa|
The Miracle of Christmas
The Magic of Food
Both the Phantoms and Haruto keep an eye on the mysterious young man Kosuke Nitoh.
Finding Phoenix being seemingly serene after his second defeat by Kamen Rider Wizard on Christmas Eve, Medusa notices a strange youth as Wiseman appears and dispatches the Phantom Manticore to find out who the presumed Gate is. When the youth is about to eat, Manticore and his Ghouls make their move when Haruto intervenes. With the youth forcefully dragged off by Rinko and Shunpei, Kamen Rider Wizard proceeds to defeat the Ghouls before turning his attention to Manticore in Land Style.
However, faking a retreat, Manticore poisons Kamen Rider Wizard with his stinger before assuming his human form, predicting the magician's slow and agonizing death. Elsewhere, not appreciating help from Haruto and focusing more on his ruined meal, the youth is treated to donuts as he coats them in mayonaise, much to the owner's dismay, before he accepts the strange combination. Feeling the donuts are not enough, the youth ditches Shunpei and Rinko as the two learn of Haruto's condition and return to Omokagedo. With Red Garuda watching him from afar, the youth encounters Manticore as he gives him a free fortune to find his despair.
But the youth's upbeat personality and ideals confuse Manticore before Haruto and company arrive with the Phantom forced to assume his true form. With the youth enjoying the turn of events, and Haruto unable to transform due to the poison draining his mana, he introduces himself as Kosuke Nitoh while revealing himself to be the "ancient wizard" Kamen Rider Beast upon revealing a Magic Ring on his person. Once transformed, Kamen Rider Beast defeats the Ghouls and devours them for their magical power before donning the Chamelo Mantle to fight Manticore. Though inflicted with Manticore's poison, Kamen Rider Beast uses the Dolphi Mantle to wash the poison off of himself and Haruto before donning the Falco Mantle to finish the Phantom off and eat him.
With Haruto wanting to confirm his Phantom consumption, Kamen Rider Beast instead thinks Kamen Rider Wizard is also hunting Phantoms for their magical power and warns him not to meddle with his meals, again, before taking his leave by flying off.
- Haruto Soma (操真 晴人 Sōma Haruto?): Shunya Shiraishi (白石 隼也 Shiraishi Shun'ya?)
- Koyomi (コヨミ?): Makoto Okunaka (奥仲 麻琴 Okunaka Makoto?)
- Shunpei Nara (奈良 瞬平 Nara Shunpei?): Junki Tozuka (戸塚 純貴 Totsuka Junki?)
- Rinko Daimon (大門 凛子 Daimon Rinko?): Yuko Takayama (高山 侑子 Takayama Yūko?)
- Kosuke Nitoh (仁藤 攻介 Nitō Kyōsuke?): Tasuku Nagase (永瀬匡 Nagase Tasuku?)
- Shigeru Wajima (輪島 繁 Wajima Shigeru?): Hisahiro Ogura (小倉 久寛 Ogura Hisahiro?)
- Wiseman (ワイズマン Waizuman?, Voice): Toshio Furukawa (古川 登志夫 Furukawa Toshio?)
- Misa (Medusa) (ミサ (メデューサ) Misa (Medyūsa)?): Erina Nakayama (中山 絵梨奈 Nakayama Erina?)
- Yugo (Phoenix) (ユウゴ (フェニックス) Yūgo (Fenikkusu)?): Atsumi (篤海?)
- Manager of Donut Shop (ドーナツ屋店長 Dōnatsuya Tenchō?): Kaba-chan (KABA.ちゃん?)
- Worker of Donut Shop (ドーナツ屋店員 Dōnatsuya Ten'in?): Ryo Tayano (田谷野 亮 Tayano Ryō?)
- Narration (ナレーション Narēshon?): Hiroaki Hirata (平田 広明 Hirata Hiroaki?)
- Kamen Rider Wizard: Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji?)
- Kamen Rider Beast: Jun Watanabe (渡辺 淳 Watanabe Jun?)
- Rings used in this episode:
- Transformation: Flame, Land
- Magic: Defend
- Style Changes used in this episode:
- Flame Style, Land Style
- Beast Color: Driver On, Chameleo, Dolphi, Falco
- Mantle Changes used in this episode:
- Chameleo Mantle, Dolphi Mantle, Falco Mantle
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters episode 45, Mission 45: Happy New Year! A Small Formidable Enemy Returns.
- This episode has a similar plot element with Kamen Rider Fourze episode 14, "Stinger Onslaught". In both episodes, the main Rider is poisoned by a Scorpion Kaijin (Manticore in Wizard and Scorpio Zodiarts in Fourze) only to be healed by one of the series' collectibles (Dolphi Ring in Wizard and #24 Medical Switch in Fourze.)
- In this episode, Kosuke tells the fortune teller (Manticore) that despair is kind of hope, which is correct. In episode 9, a young Haruto was in deep despair, because his parents had died. However, he obtained a hope to protect other people's hope. This means Haruto got hope from despair.
- This is the last episode in the show to complete its story within one episode, much like the premiere and the Christmas episode.
- This is the first episode where Haruto does not transform into one of his Dragon Styles since gaining access to them in Episode 9.