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The Explosive Freezing Gashacon Sword (爆炎氷結ガシャコンソード Bakuen Hyōketsu Gashakon Sōdo) is the personal blade weapon of Kamen Rider Brave who, being a doctor Kamen Rider who operates on patients afflicted with the Bugster infection, refers to it as his 'scalpel'. It is based on a knight's sword from fantasy RPGs, specifically Taddle Quest's Legendary Sword (伝説の剣 Densetsu no Ken).
Brave originally wielded a simple, nameless sword in Quest Gamer Level 1 form, but it was destroyed by Genm. When he transformed again to face the Aranbura Bugster in the old church, the Legendary Sword was summoned by the game field, rusted and stuck in a stone. He triggered his Quest Gamer Level 2 transformation, prompting Aranbura to try and attack his hostage, but Brave rushed to the sword and pulled it from the stone, slashing Aranbura across the back to stop his attack. The sword then burst off its outer coating to reveal the Gashacon Sword Fire Mode.
Genm steals the Gashacon Sword from Brave, but Brave manages to reclaim it soon after.
By pressing the A-button, Brave can trigger the blade to rotate, allowing it to switch between Fire Mode (炎モード Honō Mōdo) which allows it to perform fire elemental attacks, and Ice Mode (氷モード Kori Mōdo) which uses ice elemental attacks.
By pressing the B-button, Brave can perform some special attacks.
- Pressing it once in Fire Mode allows Brave to perform the Fire B Slash.
- When Brave in his Beat Gamer Level 3 form, it allows him to release a muscial slash.
- When Brave in his Santa Beat Gamer Level 3 form, it allows him to release an enhanced muscial slash.
- Pressing it twice in Ice Mode allows Brave to freeze an enemy.
- Pressing it four times in Ice Mode allows Brave to release a freeze wave.
The Gashacon Sword's finisher is the Critical Finish (クリティカルフィニッシュ Kuritikaru Finisshu). To activate it, Brave (or Ex-Aid/Genm) must plug a Rider Gashat into the slot next to the B-Button on the weapon.
- Taddle Critical Finish (タドルクリティカルフィニッシュ Tadoru Kuritikaru Finisshu, Taddle Quest)
- Fire: Brave delivers a powerful fiery slash to the enemy.
- Ice: Brave freezes the enemy and slides to the enemy to slash them consecutively.
- Taddle Critical Finish (タドルクリティカルフィニッシュ Tadoru Kuritikaru Finisshu, Taddle Legacy):
- Fire: Brave delivers a powerful fiery slash to the enemy that turns into a fire ball.
- Ice: Brave shoots ice bullets at the enemy, freezing them on contact. Afterwards, the ice breaks and hurts the enemy.
- DoReMiFa Critical Finish (ドレミファクリティカルフィニッシュ Doremifa Kuritikaru Finisshu)
- Fire: Brave delivers some fiery musical slash to the enemy, ends with a single sword stabbing. The pattern of the strike's resembling a spinning G Clef note.
- Gashacon Sword combination finishers:
- Mighty Taddle Critical Finish (マイティタドルクリティカルフィニッシュ Maiti Tadoru Kuritikaru Finisshu)
- DoReMiFa Jet Giri Giri Critical Finish (ドレミファジェットギリギリクリティカルフィニッシュ Doremifa Jetto Giri Giri Kuritikaru Finisshu)
- DoReMiFa Jet Critical Finish (ドレミファジェットクリティカルフィニッシュ Doremifa Jetto Kuritikaru Finisshu):
- Fire: Brave and Snipe, in their Level 2 forms, perform a combination of their finishers with their weapons (Gashacon Sword in Fire Mode, Gashacon Magnum in Handgun Mode), firing a volley of fiery treble clefs and missiles at multiple enemies.
- Taddle Drago Knight Critical Finish (タドルドラゴナイトクリティカルフィニッシュ Tadoru Dorago Naito Kuritikaru Finisshu)
The Gashacon Sword's finisher when Brave assumes Fantasy Gamer Level 50 is the Taddle Critical Slash (タドルクリティカルスラシュ Tadoru Kuritikaru Surashu). To activate it, Brave must close and re-open the Actuation Lever of his Gamer Driver. This finisher has two variations.
- Brave delivers a purple energy X cross slash to his enemy.
- Brave expands the tornado to surround his enemy and delivers a straight slash with the Gashacon Sword.
Behind the Scenes
In filming, the Gashacon Sword (not counting its original rusty version) has three props: full Fire Mode, full Ice Mode, and a version with one attribute on each side for use during the scenes of Brave changing the weapon's mode and the blade spinning around.
In outdoor stage shows, the Ice Mode prop for the Gashacon Sword is actually a prop casing (most likely made out of rubber) wrapped around the Fire Mode blade portion of the prop. This becomes especially obvious when the prop casing is not put on properly, resulting in the Gashacon Sword looking as if its blade was "drooping".
- Unlike any other weapons of Gamer Riders in Ex-Aid, the Gashacon Sword had to be retrieved from its starting location in the game field instead of appearing in the Rider's hand. After its first acquirement, it can be immediately summoned like other Gashacon weapons.
- Aside from its upside-down cross guard and non-segmented blade, the Gashacon Sword's original rusted form appears almost identical to Kamen Rider Kuuga's Titan Sword.
- The handle of the Gashacon Sword was later retooled for Gashacon Parabragun.