|This article is about a/an rider in Kamen Rider, the original series.|
|Shocker Rider Number 3|
|Shocker Rider Number 3|
|Motif:||Grasshopper, Skull Man|
|First Appearance:||8 Kamen Riders|
|Last Appearance:||The True Identity of the Gel-Shocker Leader|
|Number of Episode|
|2 (Kamen Rider)|
Full list of appearances
- "Shocker Rider! Number 3!"
- ―Roll call[src]
Shocker Rider Number 3 (ショッカーライダー No. 3 Shokkā Raidā Nanbā Surī, 93 & 94) was the third member of Shocker Riders, a division of Kamen Riders made by Gel-Shocker. He wears yellow boots and gloves while having green scarf to differentiate his appearance from his teammates.
Shocker Rider Number 3 appears alongside Shocker Rider Number 1, Shocker Rider Number 2, Shocker Rider Number 4, Shocker Rider Number 5 and Shocker Rider Number 6, ambushing the Double Riders and their allies. Hongo and Ichimonji transform into Kamen Rider 1 and Kamen Rider 2 and prepare for the battle.
In addition to the Shocker Riders, more combatants appear, and the Shocker Riders show their own unique abilities, like a micro-missile barrage. While the fight goes on, Tachibana acts and rescues the hostages. Seichiro Komura returns and uses a gas weapon to allow the Riders to escape. Nonetheless, the Gel-Shocker's true plan succeeded with the Double Riders and their allies, the Anti-Shocker Union members held in a trap. Komura reappears, holding Chie as a hostage, and reveals the real Komura is dead, and he's actually Namekujikinoko. Taki rescues Chie and the Riders start their counterattack. The 2 Riders are surrounded by the Shocker Riders, and, although they can beat them individually, as a group the Shocker Riders still are stronger. However, they use the Rider Wheel - running in circles and jumping to create a destructive force that pushed the Shocker Riders against each other, exploding them.
In other media
The Shocker Riders have also appeared in media outside of the TV show, such as the original Kamen Rider manga, the S.I.C. Hero Saga story Missing Link, and the reboot movie Kamen Rider The First. The manga had the Shocker Riders numbering at twelve rather than six, and Missing Link honored that original count, while Kamen Rider The First used the count seen in the TV series.
Like most Shocker Riders, Shocker Rider Number 3 possess an exact strength and power that similarly matched that of Kamen Rider 1. The original Kamen Rider manga gives an in-depth analysis of the entire schematics used by Rider 1, Rider 2, and the manga Shocker Riders. Among them are:
- Ultrasensitive Antenna: Sense the presence of enemies and incoming attacks
- Cat's Eye: Allows infrared night vision
- Signal O: A brainwave transmission device that can detect other cyborgs
- Crusher: The face plate that can break chains
- Artificial Lungs: Can recycle oxygen for two hours
- Pulmonary Converter: Catches wind power to convert it to energy, also acts as a radiator
- Power Converter: Capsules on the belt that store energy
- Typhoon: Transformation belt which is an anemometer which measures the Rider's energy
- Artificial Muscle: Gives the Rider the strength to jump like a giant grasshopper
- Jump Shoes: The soles are elastic-like springs
- Voice Mimicry: Shocker Riders can disguise their voices to match that of Rider 1
- Micro Missile Launcher - Hidden missile launchers in fingers that can fire small missiles
- Typhoon - Transformation belt
- Retractable Blades - Hidden blades underneath his boots that can be remove as handheld daggers. So far, only Number 1 demonstrate this though all Shocker Riders were likely to have similar aspects and traits.
Behind the scenes
Shocker Rider Number 3 was portrayed by an unknown suit actor.
- Kamen Rider episode 93, 8 Kamen Riders
- Kamen Rider episode 94, The True Identity of the Gel-Shocker Leader