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Krim Steinbelt

Mr.Belt

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Drive Driver
Gender: Male
Series: Kamen Rider Drive
Motif: Car, Racer, Scientist, Professor, A.I.
Ally Type: Supporting Rider, Transformation Device, Companion, Scientist
Homeworld: Earth (Main Timeline Continuity)
First Appearance: Why Did My Time Stop?
Last Appearance: Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Rider
Number of Episode
Appearances:
48 (Drive)
7 (movies)
4 (type TOKUJO)
12 (special)
Full list of appearances
Actor: Chris Peppler
Drive Driver
Kamen Rider Drive Type Tridoron

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Drive Driver

KrimDrive

Kamen Rider Drive Type Tridoron

For the Roidmude who copied his identity and memories, see Roidmude 004.

Krim Steinbelt (クリム・スタインベルト Kurimu Sutainberuto) was a scientist who invented and installed his consciousness within the Drive Driver (ドライブドライバー Doraibu Doraibā) after his "death" by the Roidmudes. He is affectionately nicknamed "Mr. Belt" (ベルトさん Beruto-san) by his user, Shinnosuke Tomari. Krim serves as the support unit for Shinnosuke when the latter becomes Drive and can assist him later after achieving Shift Tridoron.

History

Past

"I can't die...I won't die yet! I can't leave these guys on the loose!"
―Moments before his death[src]
Krim as car collector

An old photo of Krim during his younger days.

Mr. Belt was once Krim Steinbelt, the man who created the Core Driviars for the Shift Cars and Tridoron. He assisted his friend Professor Banno in developing the Roidmudes after they hit a wall in development by giving them Core Driviars. Krim was also an avid collector of vintage cars, possessing a huge collection of them in what would later become the First Drive Pit.

He and Banno parted ways after he saw that his colleague had made Roidmude 002 take on the form of an investor who had refused to provide him with funding, in order to enact fantasies of torturing the person who defied his research. Horrified by the sight of what his colleague was doing, he declared that their friendship and partnership were over, and when Banno attempted to convince him to change his mind, he yelled "SHUT UP!" before leaving in disgust. Why Are the Two Scientists Having a Conflict?

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Krim Steinbelt before his death.

However, they went out of control and began harming humanity instead of helping it. He resolved to stop them by using contingencies including the equipment used by Drive, but his mansion was attacked by the first three Roidmudes, with his body being killed by 002. However, before he dies, Roidmude 004 appears to copy his data for Banno. He was originally supposed to inhabit the body of Cyberoid ZZZ but abandoned it due to the need of a stronger will. Thus, he transferred his consciousness to the Drive Driver, and continued his fight by aiding Drive. Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Drive & Gaim: Movie War Full ThrottleWhat is in the Belt's Past?

When Shinnosuke and Takeru are sent back in time to the year of 2005, they encountered Mr. Belt. He was able to aid Shinnosuke by transforming into Zero Drive.Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Ghost & Drive: Super Movie War Genesis

Mr. Belt received help from one of his old colleagues, Jun Honganji, who set up the formation of Special Investigation Unit as well as the setting of the Drive Pit. He even recruited Rinna to create most of Drive's arsenals and seeking his mentor Harley Hendrickson to built a new Rider System that would surpass him as a safety precaution.

Global Freeze & Shinnosuke's recruitment

"Protect the humans."
―Mr. Belt's instruction to Protodrive[src]
Belt-san's FOV

Mr. Belt's field of vision.

He was present for the beginning of the Global Freeze and the rise and fall of Protodrive. He used the Roidmude Proto-Zero as his user, but found that he was incapable of destroying Cores. Following Proto-Zero's supposed death and despite being haunted by dreams of his past life, and the fear of Heart and 001 (who played a role the day Proto-Zero was supposedly killed) Mr. Belt continued to supervise the upgrades to the Drive system and scouted out a new candidate, finding one in forlorn, depressed super cop Shinnosuke Tomari. After revealing himself as the source of Tridoron's "Voice", Mr. Belt received his name and gained his new warrior in Shinnosuke. From then on, he would teach the young man all about the Roidmudes, the Shift Cars and what it meant to be the warrior Drive.

Later when Drive was about to face Heart for the first time, he demands the rider and Kiriko to retreat from the opponent as the belt reveals his past to Shinnosuke back in the Drive Pit. Taking Shinnosuke to his destroyed mansion and giving him more info about his past, Heart arrives to fight them. However, Mr. Belt still had fears of the Roidmude but Shinnosuke decides to fight the monster without hesitation. While fighting, the belt notices that Heart has become stronger from before as the latter would perform his deadliest attack: the Dead Zone. Heart performs the Dead Zone on Drive as the rider is willing to sacrifice himself. Drive would plan to get Mr. Belt away from the attack so he can find a new user, but the latter refuses. A moment later, Chase appears to save Heart as they believe that Drive is gone. Being saved by the Shift Cars, Shinnosuke was critically injured and Mr. Belt becomes irate about his actions. However due to Shinnosuke's actions from the battle, this reminded Mr. Belt why he built Tridoron. What is in the Belt's Past?

When the Roidmude guardian Chase/Mashin Chaser appeared, Mr. Belt realized that his appearance and powers were themed after Protodrive, the first Drive. Ever since then, Krim doubted and was curious of what Chase had in relation with Protodrive. This wasn't until the Special Investigation Unit's Christmas Eve ceremony, Mr. Belt (through the Shift Cars) witnessed Chase's Roidmude form and number, 000 and he finally realized that his long dead comrade had mysteriously sided with the Roidmudes. Who Can Prevent the Dark Christmas Eve?Who Is the Black Shadow Chasing Her?

When Medic had placed the Tire Exchange Shift Cars under her control and an upgraded Mashin Chaser overpowered Drive Type (Wild/Dead Heat), Krim remembered Shift Formula, a Shift Car he created a long time ago but forced to hide it's existence due to the risk it carried. Having no other options left, he was forced to release the Shift Car for Drive's safety, granting Drive the ability to access Type Formula. What Can Be Spoken About the Irregular Dead? However, the form was later made to be safely used with the creation of Trailer-Hou by Rinna.

Followed by the revealing of Neo-Viral Cores that let Roidmdues fuse with humans through their darker hearts, Mr. Belt undergoes modifications by Rinna to only attack the Roidmudes' structures without harming the human inside with a sample of Mashin Chaser's blasted-off Violet Guard.

In the end, when Hayase's life is endangered by Hajime Taga/Sword Roidmude, Mr. Belt forcefully agrees to let Shinnosuke transform in front of several citizens including Kyu and Genpachiro. With all Special Investigation Unit members made aware of the Drive Pit, Jun revealed himself as an ally of Krim and had made Shinnosuke's identity as Kamen Rider Drive public. Why Has a New Battle Started?

With the emergence of Roidmude 001, Mr. Belt's fear escalated to the point of frequently dreaming of Protodrive's defeat back in the Global Freeze, fearing that he would lose Shinnosuke as well. Due to this, he always scolded Shinnosuke for acting on his own but after encouragements by Chase (whom returned to his aid) and his old colleague Jun, Mr. Belt ceased his fears and helped Drive defeated Freeze Roidmude. But as it seemed that they won, Freeze's Core intact and evolved into Super Evolution, killing both Shinnosuke and the Drive Driver. Why Did the Important Memories Disappear?

However, it was later revealed that he had fused himself with Shinnosuke, making it possible for Shift Tridoron to be used to resurrect both of them. Once Mr. Belt and Shinnosuke have been resurrected, they easily defeated Freeze with their new form, Drive Type Tridoron however Freeze reveals that he was not the one that murdered Eisuke which confused Shinnosuke. Sometime after Eisuke's murder had been exposed, Mr. Belt met Banno again by Go, as he displeased and remembered his inner darkness from the past. The rest of the Units at first trust him until he revealed his true colors by stealing the data from Drive Pit, hijacking a Ride Booster and knocked out Drive Type Tridoron and Deadheat Mach.

During his kidnapping by Banno, Roidmude 004 placed a computer chip with a virus inside to slowly alter Krim's A.I. into a more sinister and violent personality. Roidmude 108, disguised as Tomori Eiji, took advantage of Krims altered AI to prove that Krim has always had an evil AI in the Drive Driver with the intention of global conquest. This chip was later destroyed by Shinnosuke along with Mr. Belt himself using the Shingou-Ax after he tried to seize control of Shinnosuke's body in Drive Type Tridoron and attempted to kill Go with the Trailer Hou before being forcefully ejected out of transformation. He was later restored thanks to a backup of his A.I. inside the Tridoron Key and using the 2035 version of the Drive Driver Shinnosuke swiped off of the Paradox Roidmude after the villain discarded it. [1] Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future

Final battle and lockdown

"Well then, everyone...goodbye! Until the day when humanity can be trusted to use my inventions for good."
―Krim bids farewell.[src]
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Krim's final moments as he reclaimed the Shift Brace before locking himself.

Soon, a climatic battle between humanity and Banno (now called Gold Drive)'s forces ensued when all four Super Evolved Roidmudes presented and the creation of Sigma Circular, a machine used to initiate the Global Freeze. Mr. Belt also led to met 004, surprised by him for copying his form and intellect. Followed by both Gold Drive and Sigma's destruction, Mr. Belt went to the severely ruined Drive Pit, gathering all Shift Cars, Signal Bikes (except Signal Chaser), Trailer-Hou, and all of the Kamen Riders' arsenals and vehicles to prepare themselves for a lockdown beneath the Drive Pit to ensure that no Core Driviars would fall into the wrong hands. But before that, he bid his farewell to Shinnosuke and the Special Investigation Unit, all while he projected a hologram of his past human self and retrieving back the Shift Brace.

In Spirit

During Shinnosuke's final case with the Special Division, there are brief moments where he imagined Mr. Belt being there. When Shinnosuke holds the Newton Ghost Eyecon, Mr. Belt momentarily appears around him, though it is hard to say if it is actually him there via the power of the Eyecon or if Shinnosuke was only imagining he was there. Final Story (Special Edition): The Case of Ghost

Against the Gammas

He later returns in the present as he predicted a decade ago, receiving an upgrade to combat future new monsters like the Gammas, aiding Shinnosuke with their fellow Riders Go, Takeru Tenkuji and Makoto Fukami against Da Vinci Gamma. Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Ghost & Drive: Super Movie War Genesis

Alongside an Old Foe

Though Krim himself does not return, Rinna built another Drive Driver model with an AI based on Krim, which was to be used to revive Chase. When Heart was revived instead, Heart uses this Driver to transform into Kamen Rider Heart. Kamen Rider Drive Saga: Kamen Rider Heart

Together with Legend Riders

"Shinnosuke... we meet again."
―Reuniting with Shinnosuke[src]

Krim was retrieved by Gaim and reunited with Shinnosuke to do battle with the Next Genome Institute. It is unknown if he goes lockdown again after the battle. Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Rider

Personality

"Mr. Belt" is an elegant individual, guiding Shinnosuke as he adapts and learns more about being Drive. He is very smart, having been the inventor of the Drive Driver, and his intelligence manifests in often adding English to his sentences. He often makes puns about driving like Kiriko, and though he is often cool, calm and collected, he becomes hot-blooded in battle. He'll have the tendency to say "Start Your Engines!" every time Shinnosuke is able to enter battle.

SHUT UP!

Krim shouting at Tenjuro Banno.

However, he is not without a dark side. Considering his past life as Krim Steinbelt, Mr. Belt is very driven to fight the Roidmudes. He often prefers to keep secrets from Shinnosuke and everyone he knows (Rinna as his third assistant, Go Shijima, Kiriko's little brother as the candidate for a new Rider System) despite having themselves as trustworthy allies, which angered them further. Even if that's the case, Krim eventually cares for his comrades, having tried to keep Shinnosuke out from any battles against Roidmude Executives as possible to prevent his loss.

Since Heart was the one whom killed him, Banno and Protodrive (who was later revealed to be alive), Mr. Belt developed a fear towards him and if Drive and Kiriko would come to face him, he would order them to retreat. Ever since he assisted Banno in the creation of the Roidmudes, he was guilt-driven for the rest of his life, having given a hand in creating the "monsters".

Functionality

"Start Your Engine!"
―Standard activation announcement[src]

"Start Our Engine!"
―Special activation announcement[src]

"Start Our Mission!"
―Activation announcement for Dark Drive[src]

"Drive: Type (Shift Car)! (music)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

"Tire Koukan: (Shift Car)! (music/sound effect)"
―Tire Exchange announcement[src]

"Hissatsu! Full Throttle: (Shift Car)!"
―Standard finisher announcement[src]

"Dead Heat!"
―Finisher announcement for Type Dead Heat[src]

"Nice Drive!"
―Deactivation announcement[src]

Main article: Shift Brace
Drivedriver

Drive Driver

Unlike other conventional drivers, the Drive Driver only acts as a sensor, while the actual activation for the Shift Cars are performed on the Shift Brace (シフトブレス Shifuto Buresu). This does not detract at all from Mr. Belt's role, however. He can remotely control Tridoron and the Shift Cars on his own to provide reinforcements for Shinnosuke.

If he needs a more "hands-on" approach to communication and reconnaissance, he can directly control Tridoron and any of the Type Change Shift Cars, excluding Shift Dead Heat. Once enough Shift Tires have been summoned by Drive, Mr. Belt can command all of them to fly towards the enemy with the command "All Tire Attack" (オールタイヤアタック Ōru Taiya Atakku).

Episode 18 also shows that the Drive Driver's belt straps can be used as claws to attack Roidmudes, which Mr. Belt used when he was summoned by Shinnosuke to distract the Judge Roidmude long enough for him to transform.

As of episode 25, the Drive Driver has been upgraded to deal with Roidmudes that evolved using Neo Viral Cores by targeting attacks to harm only the Roidmude body and Core, without harming the human host, much to Krim's discomfort.

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Drive Driver in control of Shinnosuke.

When Mr. Belt and Shinnosuke was revived by the Special Investigation Unit members and the new Shift Car Shift Tridoron introduced, he gains an additional ability, which is to borrow Shinnosuke's body as well as Drive in Type Tridoron to fight alongside him. Once Mr. Belt is in command, Shinnosuke's eyes shines red with a car beeping noise to signify Belt's control.

In the dystopian future of year 2035, the Drive Driver has been modified and upgraded. Though the Krim Steinbelt AI in the driver is gone or nonexistent, the Drive Driver has an autonomous mode that allows the Drive Driver to fight without a host. The Krim Steinbelt AI from 2015 is restored onto the 2035 Drive Driver during Surprise Future.

Rider Forms

Type Tridoron Belt Control

Type Tridoron under Mr. Belt's control

With the creation of the Shift Tridoron Car, Krim gains the ability to borrow Shinnosuke's body, as well as Drive in Type Tridoron since the armor was made from Tridoron's parts, where the car is controllable through his will. When this happens, Mr. Belt's face appears on the Dual High Beam Eye (デュアルハイビームアイ Deiuaru Hai Bīmu Ai) of Drive's Tri-D Met (トライドメット Torai-Do Metto).

All versions of this Type bear a tire across Drive's left shoulder. During the Tire Blending process, the three Shift Tires being combined first attach to his elbow in a manner similar to Type Formula's Shift Tires.

Mr. Belt retains his elegance trait while fighting, which mirrors that of a Hong Kong-styled action movie.

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Type Tridoron Pre-Tire

This version of Type Tridoron is briefly seen during Drive's transformation.

Type Tridoron
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Type Tridoron

"Drive: Type Tridoron! (Dramatic rock guitar solo)"
―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 198.5 cm.
  • Weight: 108.0 kg.

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 18.0t
  • Kicking power: 31.0t
  • Maximum jump height: 45.0m
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 0.643 sec.

Type Tridoron (タイプトライドロン Taipu Toraidoron) is Drive's sports car-based evolved form of Type Speed, as well as his ultimate form. Accessed through the Shift Tridoron Car, this form bears the Type Tridoron Tire (タイプトライドロンタイヤ Taipu Toraidoron Taiya).

In terms of Drive's Types, this form easily outclasses most others. In basic performance specs alone, Type Tridoron's punching power measures 2 tons heavier than Type Formula, with kicking power also measuring 2.4 tons heavier than the aforementioned Type. While Type Formula does maintain superiority in regards to speed and jumping ability, Type Tridoron is capable of comparable super-speed combat; being only 0.443 sec. slower than Type Formula (0.523 sec. slower from Type Formula's top speed).

Drive's special ability in this form is being able to initiate a Tire Blending (タイヤかき混ぜる Taiya Kakimazeru) by turning the Advanced Ignition before he presses the button marked with three tires on Shift Tridoron and then lifts it once, which allows him to combine three Tire Exchange Shift Cars of a particular set into a singular Shift Tire with the unique powers and abilities of the chosen Shift Cars for immediate and simultaneous use. Optionally, Drive can delay combining the Shift Tires by launching them as projectiles to attack his enemies before returning back to complete the Tire Blending process. Drive can also push this ability to the maximum by combining all of his Shift Tires with the Type Tridoron Tire into a single glowing white tire. This, when coupled with Heart increasing his own power to the maximum, is powerful enough to destroy even the Sigma Circular.

This Type's Full Throttle finisher is the TriDrop (トライドロップ Toraidoroppu), where Drive focuses power into his right leg, making it glow red as he slams into the enemy with a flying kick.

Type Tridoron's ending theme is entitled "Unlimited Drive".

Appearances: Drive Episodes 33-39, Surprise Future, Drive 41, 42, Type LUPIN, Drive 43-47, Super Movie War Genesis, Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Rider

Type Tridoron Attack 1.2.3
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Type Tridoron Attack 1.2.3

"Come On! Flare, Spike, Shadow! Tire Kakimazerl: Attack 1.2.3! (Electric guitar squeal, followed by shamisen strums and rock music warble)"
―Activation announcement[src]
  • Height: 198.5 cm.
  • Weight: 108.0 kg.

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 18.0
  • Kicking power: 31.0
  • Maximum jump height: 45.0
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 0.643 sec.

By Tire Blending his hotrod-based Shift Cars (Max Flare, Funky Spike, and Midnight Shadow), Drive can upgrade Type Tridoron into Type Tridoron Attack 1.2.3 (タイプトライドロンアタック1・2・3 Taipu Toraidoron Atakku Wan Tsū Surī), which bears the Attack 1.2.3 Tire (アタック1・2・3タイヤ Atakku Wan Tsū Surī Taiya).

In this mode, Drive can produce multiple clones of himself and throw spike projectiles along with fireballs at the same time. Type Tridoron Attack 1.2.3's Full Throttle finisher is an enhanced version of the TriDrop (トライドロップ Toraidoroppu), which focuses more colorful energy.

Appearances: Drive Episodes 33, 35, 37, Surprise Future, Drive 44

Type Tridoron People Saver
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Type Tridoron People Saver

"Come On! Hunter, Doctor, Braver! Tire Kakimazerl: People Saver! (Harmonic siren wails)"
―Activation announcement[src]
  • Height: 198.5 cm.
  • Weight: 108.0 kg.

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 18 t
  • Kicking power: 31 t
  • Maximum jump height: 45 m
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 0.643 sec.

By Tire Blending his emergency-based Shift Cars (Justice Hunter, Mad Doctor, and Fire Braver), Drive can upgrade Type Tridoron into Type Tridoron People Saver (タイプトライドロンピーポーセーバー Taipu Toraidoron Pīpō Sēbā), which bears the People Saver Tire (ピーポーセーバータイヤ Pīpō Sēbā Taiya).

In this mode, Drive is armed with the Justice Cage, Cure Quicker, and Ladder Expander. Type Tridoron People Saver's Full Throttle finisher is an enhanced version of the JustiSmash (ジャスティスマッシュ Jasutisumasshu), where after trapping the enemy in the Justice Cage's Energy Prison and using the Ladder Expander to lift them into the air, Drive floats up and destroys both the cage and the imprisoned target with an energized punch.

  • During Type Tridoron People Saver's first use, its Full Throttle "finisher" allowed Drive to utilize all three of his Tire Specific Items at once for various purposes (the Justice Cage to imprison any nearly culprits and the Cure Quicker & Ladder Expander to assist any nearby civilians by healing those who are injured and grabbing those who are falling respectively).

Appearances: Drive Episodes 34, 37, 39

Type Tridoron Kouji Genbar
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Type Tridoron Kouji Genbar

"Come On! Dump, Mixer, Gravity! Tire Kakimazerl: Kouji Genbar! (Slap bass solo, accompanied by conga drums)"
―Activation announcement[src]
  • Height: 198.5 cm.
  • Weight: 108.0 kg.

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 18 t
  • Kicking power: 31 t
  • Maximum jump height: 45 m
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 0.643 sec.

By Tire Blending his worksite-based Shift Cars (Rumble Dump, Spin Mixer, and Rolling Gravity), Drive can upgrade Type Tridoron into Type Tridoron Kouji Genbar (タイプトライドロンコウジゲンバー Taipu Toraidoron Kōji Genbā, lit. "Type Tridoron Construction Site"), which bears the Kouji Genbar Tire (コウジゲンバータイヤ Kōjigenbā Taiya, lit. "Construction Site Tire").

In this mode, Drive is armed with the Rumble Smasher and 10-ton Weight.

Appearances: Drive Episodes 34, 36, 38, 39, Surprise Future, 46

Type Tridoron American Dream
"Come On! Vegas, Cab, Circus! Tire Kakimazerl: American Dream! (Orchestral waltz music)"
―Activation announcement[src]
  • Height: 199 cm.
  • Weight: 103.8 kg.

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power:
  • Kicking power:
  • Maximum jump height:
  • Maximum running speed:

By Tire Blending his luxury-based Shift Cars (Dream Vegas, Dimension Cab, and Amazing Circus), Drive can upgrade Type Tridoron into Type Tridoron American Dream (タイプトライドロンアメリカンドリーム Taipu Toraidoron Amerikan Dorīmu), which bears the American Dream Tire (アメリカンドリームタイヤ Amerikan Dorīmu Taiya).

Even though this mode does not appear in the series proper, it would most likely arm Drive with the Drum Shields.

Type Tridoron Weather Report
"Come On! Solar, Winter, Commercial! Tire Kakimazerl: Weather Report! (News introduction music)"
―Activation announcement[src]
  • Height: 199 cm.
  • Weight: 103.8 kg.

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power:
  • Kicking power:
  • Maximum jump height:
  • Maximum running speed:

By Tire Blending his advertisement-based Shift Cars (Burning Solar, Road Winter, and Colorful Commercial), Drive can upgrade Type Tridoron into Type Tridoron Weather Report (タイプトライドロンウェザーリポート Taipu Toraidoron Wezā Ripōto), which bears the Weather Report Tire (ウェザーリポートタイヤ Wezā Ripōto Taiya).

Even though this mode does not appear in the series proper, it would most likely arm Drive with the Frostreamer.

Type Tridoron Tough Guy
"Come On! Monster, Wrecker, Traveller! Tire Kakimazerl: Tough Guy! (Passionate rock music)"
―Activation announcement[src]
  • Height: 199 cm.
  • Weight: 103.8 kg.

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power:
  • Kicking power:
  • Maximum jump height:
  • Maximum running speed:

By Tire Blending his truck-based Shift Cars (Massive Monster, Hooking Wrecker, and Deco Traveller), Drive can upgrade Type Tridoron into Type Tridoron Tough Guy (タイプトライドロンタフガイ Taipu Toraidoron Tafu Gai), which bears the Tough Guy Tire (タフガイタイヤ Tafu Gai Taiya).

Even though this mode does not appear in the series proper, it would most likely arm Drive with the Monster and Capture Hook.

Type Tridoron Grand Prix
"Come On! Mantarn, Jacky, Sparner! Tire Kakimazerl: Grand Prix! (Groovy music)"
―Activation announcement[src]
  • Height: 199 cm.
  • Weight: 103.8 kg.

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power:
  • Kicking power:
  • Maximum jump height:
  • Maximum running speed:

By Tire Blending his Formula Pit Crew Shift Cars (Mantarn F01, Jacky F02, and Sparner F03), Drive can upgrade Type Tridoron into Type Tridoron Grand Prix (タイプトライドロングランプリ Taipu Toraidoron Guran Puri), which bears the Grand Prix Tire (グランプリタイヤ Guran Pri Taiya).

Even though this mode does not appear in the series proper, it would most likely arm Drive with the Jacky Riser and Grasper Claw.


Though the Krim Steinbelt AI in the driver is gone or nonexistent, Roidmude 108 used the Drive Driver's autonomous function to allow the Driver to fight without a host, making "Eiji" (108) and Dark Drive look like different individuals to Shinnosuke. Said armor is also controlled by his tablet.

If the autopilot Dark Drive is present when 108 transforms into Dark Drive, the autopilot's suit will simply merge with 108 to complete the transformation.

Dark Drive Tireless

Type Next Pre-Tire

This version of Type Next is briefly seen during Dark Drive's transformation.

Dark Drive
Dark Drive Next

Kamen Rider Dark Drive

"Drive: Type Next! (Orchestral rock music)"
―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 199 cm.
  • Weight: 103.8 kg.

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power:
  • Kicking power:
  • Maximum jump height:
  • Maximum running speed:

Type Next (タイプネクスト Taipu Nekusuto) is Dark Drive's futuristic mercedes-based form. Accessed through the Next side of the Shift Next Special Car, this form bears the Type Next Tire (タイプネクストタイヤ Taipu Nekusuto Taiya).

This form is exclusive to Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future.


Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Krim Steinbelt, who is also the consciousness of the Drive Driver is portrayed by Chris Peppler. While possessing Shinnosuke, he is portrayed by Ryoma Takeuchi while retaining his voice.

Conception

The Drive Driver has been noted by producer Takahito Omori as Drive's version of K.I.T.T., the automobile housing an artificial intelligence in the TV series Knight Rider, keeping with Drive's description as 'Kamen Rider meets Knight Rider'.[2]

Notes

  • Steinbelt's surname contains the syllabic representation for the word "belt" (ベルト beruto), which is also a nickname given to the Drive Driver.
    • This is confirmed in-universe in episode 10, when Shinnosuke quips "Mr Belt wasn't a bad nickname after all" after the Drive Driver reveals he used to be Krim Steinbelt.
TireExchange

Mr. Belt's rolling wheel icon

  • When Mr. Belt announces "Tire Koukan", the screen shows a rolling wheel which looks like the Typhoon's fan.
  • The Drive Driver resembles a car's speedometer and parts of a dashboard, while its straps resemble a seat belt.
  • This is the first Neo-Heisei transformation belt that is able to speak with its user.
  • Due to his actor being fluent in English, Mr. Belt often injects English words and phrases into his sentences, such as Exactly or Absolutely.
  • Mr. Belt's head and stand while in Tridoron becomes the head for Tridoron's OtomoNin mode.
  • After merging with Shinnosuke, Mr. Belt becomes similar to Kamen Rider Den-O's Imagins and Kamen Rider Double's Phillip.
    • However, the nature of the merging parallels more closely to Double's with Mr. Belt acting as an adviser. While Den-O's forms combine one host and one or more Imagin possessors, the host rarely acts in the merged form.
Who is Dark Drive

Who is Dark Drive?

  • Krim was one of the suspects for the identity of Kamen Rider Dark Drive, which was the subject of mystery in the run-up to the premiere of Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future, with a trailer following the Drive episode airing on the Sunday before the film's release offering a list of six suspects which also included Go Shijima, Chase, Kiriko Shijima, Eiji Tomari, and Shinji Koba. Ultimately, it turned out to be Paradox Roidmude disguised as Eiji.
  • Mr. Belt was stated to not being able to eat, as shown in episodes 17 and 37. However in Kamen Rider Drive Saga: Kamen Rider Chaser, he was shown able to drink by the use of straw, hinting that while he isn't able to eat, he can still drink.
    • Said V-Cinema also reveals that he requires a pair of sunglasses while watching the solar eclipse, thus revealing his sense of vision as the Drive Driver is similar to that of humans.
    • The final episode of Secret Mission Type TOKUJO also reveals that Mr. Belt can feel pain, just like normal humans do, on his driver chassis.
  • It is possible that the Drive Driver used in 2035 is a separate yet identical model from the 2015 version, due to the fact that the 2035 version did not vanish by paradox effect when the present Krim was destroyed.
    • Although, the very film could not have occurred due to many instances of a past characters timeline being altered in a way that meant they would not longer be able to become the future them and so this is most likely due to leniency in the way Time Travel was used in the movie.

External Links

References

  1. http://www.toei.co.jp/tv/drive/story/1206137_2271.html
  2. Translated version of the Interview from the "Kamen Rider Drive Staff Cross Talk" Magazine Scan

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