|This article is about a/an rider in Kamen Rider Blade.|
|Kamen Rider Chalice|
|Series:||Kamen Rider Blade|
|Motif:||Elegant praying mantis/Hearts/Joker|
|Rider Type:||Anti-Hero (First)|
Hero (Current As Chalice, Sometimes As Joker Undead)
Villain (when losing control his Undead powers)
|First Appearance:||The Mysterious Rider|
|Last Appearance:||OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders|
|Number of Episode|
|48 (Blade) |
|Kamen Rider Chalice|
Fictional character biographyEdit
Hajime Aikawa (相川 始 Aikawa Hajime?) is a mysterious man who is the Joker Undead, the most feared of the Undead as his victory in the Battle Fight would mark the end of all life on Earth. Unsealed around the time the other Undead were released, Joker battled The Mantis Undead and uses the sealed Category Ace of Hearts (Change Mantis) to become the wild card Kamen Rider Chalice (仮面ライダーカリス Kamen Raidā Karisu?). He later seals the Human Undead, who willingly surrendered to him without resistance, using the card to assume human form. The effect of prolonged use of both of these cards to assume their forms resulted with both the Human Undead's compassion for life and the Mantis' Undead's fighting spirit collectively suppressing Chalice's natural destructive impulse as the Joker.
However, many of the Royal Club Undead who knew his true identity made attempts to dispose of him. One such attempt by the Giraffa Undead ended with an innocent bystander named Shin Kurihara a.k.a. Amane's father witnessing the battle being mortally wounded by accident in the skirmish. The dying photographer handed him a photograph of his family and Joker decides to protect his family in which he did to atone for his death. The Joker took on the identity of freelance photographer Hajime Aikawa since then. Though he thought less of humans originally, Hajime's time in lives at Jacaranda Cafe with Kurihara's family warmed him up to humans and eventually, he wished for himself to be human instead of being the Joker.
Though he and Kenzaki disliked each other earlier, Hajime's growing humanity eventually warms up to Kenzaki, who becomes a dear friend of his, then Garren and later to a limited extent, Mutsuki as well. But when the Caucasus Undead takes most of his cards, the sealed Mantis Undead among them, it causes Hajime to regress back into the Joker after attempting to resist until Leangle unseals Hajime's cards and use the Undead against him. Even after managing to reseal them all, the Joker failed to regain control and goes on a rampage until he is provided with the Evolution Paradoxa, allowing Hajime to finally have full control of himself. This allows him to even assume Joker form, which he previously avoided to the best of his abilities, without losing control. This lasted until Giriffa Undead was sealed, with Hajime losing control and his impulse as Joker brings forth with the Stone of Sealing creating his army of DarkRoaches to eliminate all humans.
In the end, Kenzaki is the only one to fight him head on, with Hajime pleading Kenzaki to defeat and seal him. However, Kenzaki himself mutates into Navy Joker through the excessive use of King Form transformation in order to save Hajime and made his victory null, continuing the fight, retracting all unleashed DarkRoaches and prolonging destruction indefinitely. This effectively renders them rivals by instinct and they can never see each other again, or they would be forced to fight to the death for dominance the next time they meet. Moments after the battle, Hajime lives with the Kurihara family and was allowed to keep his Spirit Card to maintain the human disguise.
The Missing Ace movie provides an alternate ending to the fight that has him sealed by Blade. However, the actions of the Albino Joker four years later forced Kenzaki to have Leangle unseal Hajime to aid in protecting Amane as his true self and later as Chalice. In the end, Hajime sacrificed himself by switching places with Amane to save her and give the other Riders an advantage over their enemy. His spirit was later shown watching over Amane, the girl assured by Kenzaki that Hajime will always be there.
Kamen Rider Chalice was part of a group of reinforcement riders led by Akira Date/Kamen Rider Birth to aid the primary riders in defeating the Rock Great Leader. All the Kamen Riders got on their bikes and performed the All Rider Break attack which destroyed the Great Leader.
Video Game AppearanceEdit
Kamen Rider Blade(Video Game)Edit
Chalice appears as the primary character of the games.
All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2Edit
Chalice appears in All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2, but he doesn't use his King (Wild) Form in any attack.
Kamen Rider Super Climax HeroesEdit
Chalice appears in Kamen Rider Super Climax Heroes, he only uses his Wild form as the finisher move.
Kamen Rider Battride WarsEdit
Joker Undead appears as a boss in the video game Kamen Rider Battride Wars.
Unlike the B.O.A.R.D Riders, Chalice is not a Kamen Rider transformation produced by a Rider System. Chalice is in fact the name of the legendary Mantis Undead of the A: "Change Mantis". The Joker, using the Rouse Card of this sealed Undead, mimics the form, attributes and power of the Mantis Undead via the Chalice Rouzer. Though Chalice favors agility, this "Undead Rider" is basically superior to the B.O.A.R.D Riders in every respect, making him a lethal adversary to either side: Undead or Rider.
Wild Chalice (ウアイルツドカリス Uairuddo Karisu?) is the ultimate form of Chalice, which merges the power of the K: "Evolution Paradoxa" with A: "Change Mantis" to unify the powers of the other Rouse Cards of the Heart Suit. Outside of its combat practicality, Wild Chalice serves an even more vital purpose to Chalice. Thanks to the additional power of the Paradoxa, Wild Chalice can suppress the power of the Joker and effectively subdue its influence. To that effect, Wild Chalice becomes an extension of the Joker's "Trump" effect and can harness the powers of all Rouze Cards in the form of the "Wild Card". Interestingly, Wild Chalice has a nearly identical colour scheme to Garren's, having a crimson base and green visor.
When Hajime's Ace card was taken by Eagle Undead, he uses the Float Dragonfly card to assume the Dragonfly Undead. He later gave his Float Dragonfly card to Kenzaki to defeat the Eagle Undead. Kenzaki did and gave back his Ace of Hearts card.
When Hajime lost all of his cards including Ace, Kenzaki gave the Fusion Wolf card to him to assume the Wolf Undead form to battle Mutsuki. This card was shown to be the Wolf Undead also known as Jack Form without the Rouze Absorber.
|Villain Type:||Rogue/Leader (series)|
|Season:||Kamen Rider Blade|
|First Appearance:||Ep 34: Category King|
|Last Appearance:||Kamen Rider x Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen|
|Number of Episode|
|2 (Blade) |
|Joker Undead Rouze Card|
Joker is the true identity of Hajime Aikawa, and the embodiment of Death in the Battle Royale. Joker technically "wins" the Battle Royale at the end of the series when Giraffa is sealed, causing the Sealing Slab to produce an army of DarkRoaches to exterminate all life, as well having Hajime lost control of his control his power, and in order to do regain his, Hajime must find Kenzaki and forces him to fight Hajime to put end of the DarkRoaches' reign by the Sealing Slab. But Kenzaki sacrifices his humanity, becoming the Navy Joker, and allows Hajime to continue living as a human not be sealed, with the Spirit Human keeping him in line.
In Missing Ace, he was initially sealed by Blade and remained sealed in the four-year timeskip. After being unsealed by Leangle to protect Amane from Glaive's assault, Hajime chose to sacrifice himself in order to make Jashin 14 (then under the control of the fully revealed Albino Joker) vulnerable for the others to attack.
In Kamen Rider x Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen he appears with the previous villains against the Tokumei Sentai Gobusters when they are attacked by Kamen Rider Decade but was interfered by Gokai Blue, Gokai Yellow, Gokai Silver, Gokai Green, and Gokai Pink.
Gear & AccessoriesEdit
The Chalice Rouzer is a unique transformation device bestowed upon the Joker Undead. The full extent of its power is unknown, but the Chalice Rouzer is capable of reproducing the DNA of sealed Undead and mimic their forms with frightening accuracy, as well as their respective powers and abilities. Further adding to its uniqueness, is that the Chalice Rouzer utilizes the "Swipe" function, which became the template for the Rider System's "Rouzer" technology.
This Rouzer can be removed from the belt used as a "brass knuckle" sort of weapon to enhances punches or be inserted into the Chalice Arrow to use it to scan Rouze Cards without transforming into the Undead.
The Chalice Arrow is Chalice's weapon and Rouzer, and functions as a multipurpose weapon. Simply put, it is composed of a bow with the curved ends of the bow as sharp as blades. This weapon is capable of shooting projectiles, as well as engage opponents up close using the bladed ends of the bow. The bow can also fold up, turning the Rouzer into a brass knuckle for stronger punches. By inserting the Chalice Rouzer into the bow, the Arrow can serve as the Rouzer for Chalice, activating Rouze cards without turning Chalice into an Undead.
The Wild Slasher is a peripheral weapon attached to the Chalice Arrow when Chalice assumes Wild Form. Two of these are carried by Wild Chalice. A Wild Slasher is a crescent moon dagger which has only half of the dagger as a blade. These daggers are wielded like sickles.
The Shadow Chaser (シェドチェサ Shedo Chesa?) is Chalice's personal motorbike. Normally in the form of a normal (Honda XR250) motorbike, only upon transformations does the Shadow Chaser appear. The Shadow Chaser served as the basis for the BOARD Rider bike technology, which enables the Rider to augment certain aspects of the bike's performance with Rouse Cards.
- Tornado Chaser
- Cards Required: Tornado Hawk (♥6)
This performance mode is activated with the use of the ♥6: "Tornado Hawk" card. Once 'roused', the Shadow Chaser generates a high-gale wind barrier which properly defends against offending enemies.
Rouze Cards: Heart SuitEdit
|Card||Card||Undead Avatar||Rouzer/Absorber announcement||Effects||Normal AP Cost|
|♥A||"CHANGE"||Initiates transformation when inserted into the Chalice Rouzer.||0 AP|
|♥2||"SPIRIT"||Allows the Joker to assume human form. It's actual ability is never seen in the series.||0 AP|
|♥3||Hammerhead Undead||"CHOP"||Enhances the power of karate chops.||600 AP|
|♥4||"FLOAT"||Enables flight (when the Chalice Rouzer is placed on the Chalice Arrow) or initiates transformation into the Dragonfly Undead (when the Chalice Rouzer acts as a buckle).||1000 AP|
|♥5||"DRILL"||Enhances leg strength and power behind drill kicks.||1200 AP|
|♥6||Hawk Undead||"TORNADO"||Supplements the next attack with elemental wind.||1400 AP|
|♥7||"BIO" (VINE in some cases)||Allows Chalice to use a Vine Whip for lashing enemies or tying them up.||1600 AP|
|♥8||"REFLECT"||Enables user to repel enemy attacks.||1800 AP|
|♥9||Camel Undead||"RECOVER"||Heals injuries.||2000 AP|
|♥10||"SHUFFLE"||Enables user to reuse Rouzed cards.||2200 AP|
|♥J||"FUSION JACK"||Transforms Hajime into the Wolf Undead (when the Chalice Rouzer acts as a buckle). This form is often the "Jack Form" of Kamen Rider Chalice, though not explicitly.||+2400 AP|
|♥Q||"ABSORB QUEEN"||Replenishes AP||+2000 AP|
|♥K||"EVOLUTION KING"||Triggers Chalice's ability to transform into Wild form.||+2800 AP|
|Wild||"WILD"||A fusion of all cards in the Heart Deck. This card initiates Wild Cyclone attack. This card can only be rouzed with two Wild Slashers placed on the Chalice Arrow, acting as a "Wild Rouzer".||19600 AP|
- Cards Required: Chop Head (♥3) + Tornado Hawk (♥6)
Chalice's signature card combo; The combo enables Chalice's signature spinning chop attack, coupling ♥3's "CHOP" effect imbued with the wind-attribute of the ♥6's "TORNADO" effect.
- Cards Required: Drill Shell (♥5) + Tornado Hawk (♥6)
The combo enables Chalice's spinning corkscrew kick, coupling ♥5's "DRILL" effect imbued with the wind-attribute of the ♥6's "TORNADO" effect.
- Cards Required: Float Dragonfly (♥4) + Drill Shell (♥5) + Tornado Hawk (♥6)
This card combo enhances the "Spinning Attack" combo with the addition of ♥4's "FLOAT" effect .
- Cards Required: Chop Head (♥3) + Bio Plant (♥7)
The combo allows Chalice to tie up his opponent with a vine, pulling them to him and chopping them. First used against the Centipede Undead. (Note: When Chalice rouzes his "BIO" card on the Chalice Rouzer, it was announced as "VINE")
- Cards Required: Wild Card
Chalice's signature card combo while in Wild Chalice; enabling Chalice fire a high intensity beam from the Wild Rouzer. It can also be used to power up the Wild Rouzer for a powerful slash.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The name "Chalice" comes from the Minor Arcana version of the Suit of Hearts: the Suit of Cups which symbolize the emotion and love that Hajime acquired over the series.
- He is the only Rider in Blade that doesn't need a Rouze Absorber to use an upgrade form.