This article is about a/an kaijin in Kamen Rider, the original series.
For the villain from Kamen Rider Build, see Night Rogue.

The Bat Man (蝙蝠男 Kōmori Otoko) or Human Bat (人間蝙蝠 Ningen Kōmori) is kaijin created by Shocker.

Character History



Bat Man carries in his fangs a sentient virus engineered by Shocker, capable of turning people into vampire-fanged servants under his control. He used an apartment building as a laboratory, until Kamen Rider 1 arrived to investigate one of the "live test subjects" who had attacked him. Bat Man is injured in a fight and puts himself under a trance-like hypnosis along with the people his bites had infected. After Hongo had left and Ruriko Midorikawa arrived, he woke himself and infected her, in the process revealing that it was Shocker and not Hongo who had killed her father. He attempted to barter her life for Hongo, revealing that he has the antidote for the virus in his claws. Upon gaining this knowledge, Hongo attacked, and in the ensuing fight, Bat Man is destroyed by Rider 1's Rider Throw. Afterwards, Hongo used its claws to cure the infected people. The Terrifying Bat Man


He was later resurrected by Shocker as part of the Revived Kaijin Army against Rider 1 but is destroyed again along with his fellow revived Inhumanoids when Tokageron's Barrier Destruction Ball is used against them. Tokageron and the Big Monster Army

Bat Man also made a brief return appearance in the monster army of the Kamen Rider vs. Shocker movie, but did not actually have an active participation there. Kamen Rider vs. Shocker


In the original manga, Bat Man got impaled with a cross by Kamen Rider #1.


In Kamen Rider Spirits, there exists a character similar to Bat Man who was once part of Shocker, Father Petrescu.

The First

Main article: Bat

In the remake movie, Kamen Rider The First, Bat Man's counterpart is referred to simply as Bat (バット Batto) and is a field captain in Shocker's ranks. He is responsible for the "recruitment" (abduction) of potential Inhumanoid candidates, including Hongo, taking said role from Spider Man's combatmen in the original series. He is the only Shocker soldier depicted as being capable of flight. He is ultimately destroyed by Kamen Rider 1 and 2's Double Rider Kick.


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Powers and Abilities

Bat Man can turn his victims into vampire-fanged servants with a virus-transmitting bite; these servants are presumably also capable of transmitting the virus through bites. He is also able to fly and is armed with Razor Sharp Claws.


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Behind the Scenes


In Kamen Rider The First, the Bat was portrayed by Kanji Tsuda (津田 寛治 Tsuda Kanji). His suit actor was Makoto Arakawa (荒川 真 Arakawa Makoto).


Bat Man and fellow Inhumanoid, Spider Man is seen as an "icon" for most Kaijin first created or encountered as most of them are either bat or spider based.

Many of these first/early bat-motif monsters that appeared about the same position as Bat Man include:

Name's the same

Bat Man is not to be confused with the similarly named DC Comics character.