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|This article is about a/an villain in Kamen Rider, the original series.|
|Affiliation:||Geldam, Gel-Shocker, Destron|
|First Appearance:||Gel-Shocker Appears! Kamen Rider's Last Day!|
|Last Appearance:||Duel! The True Identity of Shocker's Great Leader|
|Number of Episode|
Full list of appearances
Mahito Tsujimura (Voice of Hiruchameleon)
Seizō Fukumoto (Let's Go Kamen Riders)
Nobuhiko Takada (Super Hero Taisen GP)
Ryokan Koyanagi (Hiruchameleon voice; Ninninger Vs. Drive and Kamen Rider 4)
- Height: 193 cm
- Weight: 79kg
He was once an army official of the former Imperial Russia who quickly rose to the position of General when he was still young due to his cruel but effective tactics while armed with a stick. Due to these tactics of torture and combat he struck fear into enemies and farmers of his country. After the fall of Imperial Russia, he was approached by the esoteric Buddhist group Geldam. Joining them, he went to Africa where he continued his terror campaign while keeping his uniform and position from the Russian army. He was later contacted by Shocker's Great Leader and went to Japan founding Gel-Shocker. Becoming Hiruchameleon who has ability to sucking blood by hugging humans thanks to his body tubes, using drained blood to revive Gel-Shocker Kaijin who were already defeated by the Double Riders, throwing leeches which cause the target to follow his order, and able to turn himself become invisible. Later he fought the Double Riders on a roller coaster and was defeated by their Rider Double Chop when turning invisible after being weakened. He reverts to his human form cursing the Double Riders and exploded.
Along with Colonel Zol, Doctor Shinigami, and Ambassador Hell. He was resurrected by Doktor G to initiate Operation: Japan Annihilation using a new toxic gas called Girard Gamma. His assignment is the Chugoku region. When Ambassador Hell is captured by V3, he states Ambassador Hell is useless and waited for Ambassador Hell's execution until Great Leader interferes, stating they cannot afford to lose even Ambassador Hell. He then carried out their mission and let V3 go as he pleased. He died with the other revived commanders when Destron's base accidentally self destructed.
Movie War 2010
Hiruchameleon was revived as part of the Dai-Shocker remnant, Super Shocker. He was part of the group led by Colonel Zol who witnessed the revival of the Super Crisis Fortress. When a newly revived Tsukasa, Natsumi, Yusuke, and Kaito arrived, he fought with Solospider against Yusuke as Kuuga but was quickly defeated. He was then destroyed alongside many Super Shocker monsters and soldiers by the four Riders' combined finishers.
Let's Go Kamen Riders
In OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders after a Shocker Grunt found a Cell Medal dropped by Ankh, General Black presented it to the Great Leader where it became the Shocker Core Medal and created the Shocker Greeed. He is later defeated against Kamen Rider OOO.
Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai
History Modifying Machine
Shuriken Sentai Ninninger Vs. Kamen Rider Drive Spring Vacation One-Hour Combining Special
Hiruchameleon was brought back at some point by the Great Leader. A high-ranking member of the remnant Shocker in 2015, Hiruchameleon was present during the plot to use Roidmude 089, who had become the reincarnation of Shocker scientist Doctor D, as the History Modifying Machine to alter reality and ensure Shocker's victory.
He first appears in the ruined Eastern Kanto Institute of Science to stop Shinnosuke, Kiriko and Takaharu from pursuing "Doctor D" but is confronted by Kamen Rider Mach who, despite Hiruchameleon briefly eluding the four with his power of invisibility, forces him off. Soon after, Hiruchameleon has Turtle Bazooka bombard the research facility and destroy it, seemingly eliminating AkaNinger and the Kamen Riders. However, when their survival is revealed after uniting with the other Ninningers, Hiruchameleon and Turtle Bazooka joins with "Doctor D", who has transformed into Shocker Buruburu, to back him up along with his force of Shocker Combatmen, Hitokarage, and Roidmude 076.
During the battle against the Ninningers and Kamen Riders, Hiruchameleon fights Mach alongside Turtle Bazooka. He has Turtle Bazooka fire at Mach with his bazooka, only for Mach use Mazarl Signal Exchange to clog Turtle Bazooka's cannon with cement. Putting both monsters into a panic, Hiruchameleon tries to help Turtle Bazooka only for him to quickly be destroyed by his own blast, with Hiruchameleon being blown back by the explosion. Enraged, Hiruchameleon warns Mach that he won't forget this, vowing that Shocker will reign supreme before he takes his leave. Shocker Buruburu is then destroyed, only for Kamen Rider 3 to reveal that 089's body was merely a test run for the History Modifying Machine as its true operation begins.
Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3
In the altered world created by the change to history involving Kamen Rider 3 appearing to destroy the Double Riders after their defeat of the Great Leader in 1973, General Black is revived and is an executive of Shocker in the new present day.
To fool Yuto Sakurai/Kamen Rider Zeronos, he disguised himself as a butler of Takeshi Hongo named Tōbei Tachibana. After Yuto found the History Modifying Machine was housing the Great Leader of Shocker's spirit, General Black emerged into his true form.
D-Video: Kamen Rider 4
Due to the Shocker Scientists repairing the History Modifying Machine, Hiruchameleon appeared again and attack the humans with Cheetahkatatsumuri and Arimammoth. During the second time loop he's mortally wounded by Drive's Type Technic Braver Full Throttle but survives long enough to kill Go Shijima from behind. He was resurrected through the Modifying Machine only to be destroyed in the final loop by Faiz's Sparkle Cut.
As a chameleon monster, Hiruchameleon is able to disguise as another person.
Video game appearances
Kamen Rider Club
Kamen Rider video game
Hiru Kameleon is an unlockable character that appears in the PlayStation Kamen Rider video game. He is unlocked by completing the Kamen Rider Story mode. He is 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 his original form. The player can then upgrade his 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.
All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation
Hiruchameleon appears as a monster in the video game All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation.
Behind the scenes
In Kamen Rider the original series, General Black was portrayed by Matasaburō Niwa (丹羽 又三郎 Niwa Matasaburō). As Hiruchameleon, he was voiced by Mahito Tsujimura (辻村 真人 Tsujimura Mahito). As the disguise of an unnamed Shocker prisoner, he is portrayed by Ryumei Azuma (東 龍明 Azuma Ryūmei).
In the movie's associated spin-offs, Shuriken Sentai Ninninger Vs. Kamen Rider Drive Spring Vacation One-Hour Combining Special and D-Video Special: Kamen Rider 4, Hiruchameleon was voiced by Ryokan Koyanagi (小柳 良寛 Koyanagi Ryōkan).
- The medals on his chest were given to General Black by Nicolai Il and Gel-Shocker's Great Leader.
- Despite his original army being Gel-Shocker, whenever he reappears, he is usually associated with its predecessor, Shocker.
- Main article: General Black/Appearances
- Kamen Rider episode 80 - Gel-Shocker Appears! Kamen Rider's Last Day!
- Kamen Rider episode 81 - Kamen Rider Dies Twice!
- Kamen Rider episode 82 - Monster Jellyfish Wolf, Dreadful Rush Hour
- Kamen Rider episode 83 - Monster Inokabuton, Defeat the Rider With Crazy Gas
- Kamen Rider episode 84 - Watch Out, Rider! Isoginjaguar's Hell Trap
- Kamen Rider episode 85 - Sludge Monster, Dreadful Murder Smog
- Kamen Rider episode 86 - Monster Eaglemantis' Human Hunt
- Kamen Rider episode 87 - Gel-Shocker's Delivery Man of Death
- Kamen Rider episode 88 - Bizarre! The Picture of the Black Cat That Calls for Blood
- Kamen Rider episode 89 - Fear's Pet Strategy, Drop Rider into Hell!
- Kamen Rider episode 90 - Fear's Pet Strategy, Rider SOS
- Kamen Rider episode 91 - Gel-Shocker, Enroll in Terror School
- Kamen Rider episode 92 - Atrocity! Fake Kamen Riders!!
- Kamen Rider episode 93 - 8 Kamen Riders
- Kamen Rider episode 94 - The True Identity of the Gel-Shocker Leader
- Kamen Rider episode 95 - Monster Garaox's Sky-Flying Car
- Kamen Rider episode 96 - Takeshi Hongo, Cactus Monster Exposed!?
- Kamen Rider episode 97 - Takeshi Hongo, Transformation Impossible (as Hiruchameleon only)
- Kamen Rider episode 98 - Gel-Shocker Annihilated! The End of the Leader!!
- Kamen Rider V3 episode 27 - Zol, Death, Hell & Black Rise from the Grave
- Kamen Rider V3 episode 28 - The Five Commandants' All-Out Attack!!
- Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010 (as Hiruchameleon only)
- OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders
- Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai (as Hiruchameleon only)
- Shuriken Sentai Ninninger Vs. Kamen Rider Drive Spring Vacation One-Hour Combining Special (as Hiruhameleon only)
- Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3