|This article is about a/an episode in Kamen Rider, the original series.|
|WARNING: This episode contains scenes of blood and graphic violence. Viewer discretion is advised!|
|Monster, Scorpion Man|
|Kamen Rider, Episode 03|
|Air date April 17, 1971|
|Written by Masaru Igami|
|Directed by Koichi Takemoto|
The Terrifying Bat Man
Monster, Scorpion Man (怪人さそり男 Kaijin Sasori Otoko), is the third episode of the original Kamen Rider series.
The Shocker organization seeks to draw Kamen Rider out by letting an prisoner "escape" from the deadly stingers of the Scorpion Man's pet scorpions.
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- Takeshi Hongo (本郷 猛 Hongō Takeshi): Hiroshi Fujioka (藤岡 弘 Fujioka Hiroshi)
- Tōbei Tachibana (立花 藤兵衛 Tachibana Tōbei): Akiji Kobayashi (小林 昭二 Kobayashi Akiji)
- Ruriko Midorikawa (緑川 ルリ子 Midorikawa Ruriko): Chieko Morigawa (森川 千恵子 Morigawa Chieko) (Played as Chieko Maki (真樹 千恵子 Maki Chieko))
- Hiromi Nohara (野原 ひろみ Nohara Hiromi): Yōko Shimada (島田 陽子 Shimada Yōko)
- The Great Leader of Shocker (ショッカー首領 Shokkā Shuryō, Voice): Gorō Naya (納谷 悟朗 Naya Gorō)
- Narrator (ナレーター Narētā): Shinji Nakae (中江 真司 Nakae Shinji)
- Goro Hayase (早瀬 五郎 Hayase Goro): Kenji Nagisa (渚 健二 Nagisa Kenji)
- Scorpion Man (さそり男 Sasori Otoko, Voice): Michihiro Ikemizu (池水 通洋 Ikemizu Michihiro)
- Old Man Ito (伊藤 老人 Itō Rōjin): Yoichiro Mikawa (美川 陽一郎 Mikawa Yōichirō)
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- Scorpion Man would later appear as part of the revived kaijin armies seen in episode 13 and the movie Kamen Rider vs. Shocker. Following the 40th anniversary, he would cameo in Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen and Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z as one of the various monsters of Dai-Shocker and Space Shocker respectively.
- Three Judo throws were used by Takeshi Hongo and Kamen Rider in this episode, the most so far: Ippon seoinage, Tomoe nage, and Kata guruma.
- This episode would later be adapted as episode 41 of Kamen Rider V3, Oh! People Are Melting! Enter, Marshal Armor.
- Kamen Rider DVD Volume 1 features episodes 1-7.
- Kamen Rider Blu-ray Volume 1 features episodes 1-26.