|This article is about a/an rider in Kamen Rider Decade.|
Hajime Shijo (四条 ハジメ Shijō Hajime) was the president of the BOARD Corporation who secretly uses the sealed Mantis Undead to assume the form of the legendary Kamen Rider Chalice. Because he is more interested in business ethnics, Hajime sees himself as the only thing keeping BOARD alive by offering his company's aid once paid by the government.
Furthermore, he conspires with Kamata by taking the other Rider Systems to begin a joint plan to take over the world by creating the Joker card from the DNA of all four Ace Undead. Being unable to get Kazuma to give him the Blay Buckle by normal means, Chalice makes his presence known during Decade and Blade's fights against the Paradoxa Undead and the other BOARD Riders, stripping Kazuma of his Blay Buckle before fighting Decade until Todoroki's sudden appearance.
But Hajime escapes with the Garren Buckle as well, later taking the Leangle Buckle with his identity exposed to Hishigata and Mutsuki whom he abducts and sacrifices to complete the Joker card. Assuming the form of the Joker, Hajime meets his end at the hands of Blade and Decade. After his death, Kazuma takes over as BOARD president.
Super Hero Taisen
Joker Undead is present as one of the Kaijin Generals of Dai-Shocker in Super Hero Taisen. He faces the Gokaiger, alongside the other Dai-Shocker, taking on GokaiSilver, before General Shadow and Decade finish the battle. In the final battle, he is seen fighting Red1.
This Joker isn't named, but he's referenced as a resurrected monster alongside other Dai-Shocker troops, which means his identity can only be Hajime Shijo, who was seemingly destroyed before by Decade himself.
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
Unlike the original Kamen Rider Chalice, the Chalice Rouzer that Hajime Shijo uses is a Rider System rather than bestowed upon him. 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.
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
- Height: 219 cm
- Weight: 116 kg
After combining all four Rider Buckles, thus the Artificial Joker Card was created allowing Shijo to transforms into Artificial Joker Undead and dominate the Earth with the aid of Paradoxa Undead. However, Decade and Blade was able to turn the tables by using the Blade Blade to terminate the artificial Undead once and for all.
Gear & Accessories
- Main article: Chalice Rouzer
The Chalice Rouzer (カリスラウザー Karisu Rauzā) is a Rider System created for Shijo himself. 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 Rouze Cards are swiped on it, which became the template for the Rider System's Rouzer technology.
This Rouzer can be removed from the belt and used as a "brass knuckle" sort of weapon to enhance punches or inserted into the Chalice Arrow to use it to scan Rouze Cards without transforming into the Undead.
- Main article: Chalice Arrow
The Chalice Arrow (カリスアロー Karisu Arō) is Chalice's weapon and Rouzer, and functions as a multipurpose weapon. Simply put, it is composed of a bow with its curved ends 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.
Rouze Cards: Heart Suit
|Card||Card||Undead Avatar||Rouzer/Absorber announcement||Effects||Normal AP Cost|
|♥A||"CHANGE"||Initiates transformation when rouzed onto the Chalice Rouzer.||0 AP|
|♥7||"BIO"||Allows Chalice to use a Vine Whip for lashing enemies or bind them up.||1600 AP|
|♥7||"JOKER"||Initiates transformation into Joker Undead when rouzed onto the Chalice Rouzer.||1600 AP|
Behind the scenes
Hajime Shijo is portrayed by Ruo.
- Unlike his counterpart, Aikawa, Shijo is a human who turned into an Undead and he is purely evil.
- Although the A.R. version of the Chalice Rouzer is a man-made Rider System, functionally it behaves the same way as the original Joker-origin Chalice Rouzer, using a swipe system for transformation as opposed to the card storage system used by the other Rider Systems.
- His surname, Shijo, means "fourth article" in Japanese, referring to his status as the fourth BOARD Rider.