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"Armor Time!"
―Zi-O's call when activating a Rider Armor form[src]

Sougo Tokiwa (常磐ソウゴ Tokiwa Sōgo)[2] is the titular Kamen Rider Zi-O (仮面ライダージオウ Kamen Raidā Jiō) and protagonist of the upcoming season Kamen Rider Zi-O.

History

He's described as "an ambitious young man who dreams of being a King."

Encounter with Sento and Ryuga

Sougo meets Ryuga and Sento

Sento tells his successor, Sougo, to take care of his past.

to be added

Personality

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Forms

Kamen Rider Zi-O transforms by inserting the Zi-O Ridewatch into the right-hand side of the Ziku-Driver and rotating the Driver 360 degrees.[3] He accesses Armor (アーマー Āmā) forms based on previous Heisei Kamen Riders by inserting Ridewatches into the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver.[4][5][6] Though, an apparent side effect is gaining some of the respective Legend Rider's personality and habits.

Kamen Rider Zi-O
Zi-O

Zi-O

"Rider Time! Kamen Rider Zi-O![6]"
―Transformation announcement[src]

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Kamen Rider Zi-O transforms using the Zi-O Ridewatch. His base form's visor reads "Rider" (ライダー Raidā).

Appearances: Be The One, Zi-O Episode TBA[2]

Build Armor
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Build Armor

"Rider Time! Kamen Rider Zi-O! Armor Time! Best Match! Build![7]"
―Transformation announcement[src]

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Build Armor (ビルドアーマー Birudo Āmā) is Zi-O's Kamen Rider Build-based form accessed by inserting the Build Ridewatch into the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver, invoking Kamen Rider Build's RabbitTank Best Match Form and wielding a weapon based on the Drill Crusher. Its visor spells out "Build" (ビルド Birudo) and its shoulder pads are modeled after Empty Bottles.

As for the side effects in this form, Zi-O would announce "The rules of victory have been set!" (勝利の法則は決まった! Shōri no hōsoku wa kimatta!), as well as stroking his left antenna before flicking his hand. Although, he does it much quicker than Build does. [8]

Appearances: Be The One, Zi-O Episode TBA[2]

Ex-Aid Armor
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Ex-Aid Armor

"Rider Time! Kamen Rider Zi-O![7] Armor Time! Level Up! Ex-Aid!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

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Ex-Aid Armor (エグゼイドアーマー Eguzeido Āmā) is Zi-O's Kamen Rider Ex-Aid-based form accessed by inserting the Ex-Aid Ridewatch into the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver, invoking Kamen Rider Ex-Aid's Action Gamer Level 2 and wielding fist weapons based on the Gashacon Breaker. Its visor spells out "Ex-Aid" (エグゼイド Eguzeido) and its shoulder pads are modeled after Rider Gashats.

Appearances: Zi-O Episode TBA[2]

Gaim Armor
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Gaim Armor

"Rider Time! Kamen Rider Zi-O![7] Armor Time! Lock On! Gaim!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

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Gaim Armor (鎧武アーマー Gaimu Āmā) is Zi-O's Kamen Rider Gaim-based form accessed by using the Gaim Ridewatch in the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver, invoking Gaim's Orange Arms. Its visor spells out "Gaim" (ガイム Gaimu) and its shoulder pads are modeled after Lockseeds. [9]

Fourze Armor
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Fourze Armor

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Fourze Armor (フォーゼアーマー Fōze Āmā) is Zi-O's Kamen Rider Fourze-based form accessed by using the Fourze Ridewatch in the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver, invoking Fourze's Base States. Its visor spells out "Fourze" (フォーゼ Fōze). [9]

OOO Armor
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OOO Armor

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OOO Armor (オーズアーマー Ōzu Āmā) is Zi-O's Kamen Rider OOO-based form accessed by using the OOO Ridewatch in the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver, invoking Kamen Rider OOO's Tatoba Combo. Its visor spells out "OOO" (オーズ Ōzu) and its chest reads "Taka" (タカ), "Tora" (トラ), and "Batta" (バッタ). [10]

Double Armor
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Double Armor

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Double Armor (ダブルアーマー Daburu Āmā) is Zi-O's Kamen Rider Double-based form accessed by using the Double Ridewatch in the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver, invoking Double's CycloneJoker. Its visor spells out "Double" (ダブル Daburu). [9]

Kiva Armor
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Kiva Armor

"Rider Time! Kamen Rider Zi-O![7] Armor Time! Gaburi! Kiva!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

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Kiva Armor (キバアーマー Kiba Amā)[10] is Zi-O's Kamen Rider Kiva-based form accessed by inserting the Kiva Ridewatch into the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver. Its visor spells out "Kiva" (キバ Kiba).

Den-O Armor
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Den-O Armor

"Rider Time! Kamen Rider Zi-O![7] Armor Time! Sword Form! Den-O!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

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Den-O Armor (電王アーマー Den Ō Āmā) is Zi-O's Kamen Rider Den-O-based form accessed by using the Den-O Ridewatch in the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver, invoking Den-O's Sword Form. Its visor spells out "Den-O" (デンオウ Den Ō). [10]

Kabuto Armor
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Kabuto Armor

"Rider Time! Kamen Rider Zi-O![7] Armor Time! Cast Off! Kabuto!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

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Kabuto Armor (カブトアーマー Kabuto Āmā) is Zi-O's Kamen Rider Kabuto-based form accessed by using the Kabuto Ridewatch in the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver, invoking Kabuto's Rider Form. Its visor spells out "Kabuto" (カブト Kabuto). [9]

Hibiki Armor
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Hibiki Armor

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Hibiki Armor (響鬼アーマー Hibiki Āmā) is Zi-O's Kamen Rider Hibiki-based form accessed by using the Hibiki Ridewatch in the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver. Its visor spells out "Hibiki" (ヒビキ Hibiki). [9]

Blade Armor
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Blade Armor

"Rider Time! Kamen Rider Zi-O![7] Armor Time! Turn Up! Blade!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Blade Armor (ブレイドアーマー Bureido Āmā) is Zi-O's Kamen Rider Blade-based form accessed by using the Blade Ridewatch in the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver, invoking Blade's Ace Form. Its visor spells out "Blade" (ブレイド Bureido). [10]

Ryuki Armor
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Ryuki Armor

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Ryuki Armor (龍騎アーマー Ryūki Āmā) is Zi-O's Kamen Rider Ryuki-based form accessed by using the Ryuki Ridewatch in the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver. Its visor spells out "Ryuki" (リュウキ Ryūki) [9]

Agito Armor
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Agito Armor

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Agito Armor (アギトアーマー Agito Āmā) is Zi-O's Kamen Rider Agito-based form accessed by using the Agito Ridewatch in the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver, invoking Agito's Ground Form. Its visor spells out "Agito" (アギト Agito). [9]

Kuuga Armor
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Kuuga Armor

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Kuuga Armor (クウガアーマー Kūga Āmā) is Zi-O's Kamen Rider Kuuga-based form accessed by using the Kuuga Ridewatch in the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver, invoking Kuuga's Mighty form. Its visor spells out "Kuuga" (クウガ Kūga). [9]



Decade Armor
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Decade Armor

"Rider Time! Kamen Rider Zi-O![7] Armor Time! Kamen Ride! Decade!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

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Decade Armor (ディケイドアーマー Dikeido Amā)[11] is Zi-O's Kamen Rider Decade-based upgrade form. Accessed with the Decade Ridewatch into which other Ridewatches can be inserted, Zi-O can augment this form with the powers and appearances of other Riders' upgrade forms.[11] By default, its visor reads "Decade" (ディケイド Dikeido).

Build Power-Up
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Decade Armor (Build RabbitTankSparkling)



These Armors are normally used by Kamen Rider Geiz.

Ghost Armor
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Ghost Armor

"Rider Time! Kamen Rider Zi-O![7] Armor Time! Kaigan! Ghost!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

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Ghost Armor (ゴーストアーマー Gōsuto Amā) is Zi-O's Kamen Rider Ghost-based form accessed by inserting the Ghost Ridewatch into the left-hand side of the Ziku-Driver, invoking Ghost's Ore Damashii. Its visor spells out "Ghost" (ゴースト Gōsuto) and its shoulder pads are modeled after Eyecons.


Equipment

Devices

Weapons

Handheld weapons:

Suit-equipped weapons:

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Vehicles

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Sougo Tokiwa is portrayed by So Okuno (奥野 壮 Okuno Sō). As Kamen Rider Zi-O, his suit actor is Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji).

Rider No.

As the leading rider protagonist of Kamen Rider Zi-O, Zi-O is labelled Kamen Rider #35 (仮面ライダー35号 Kamen Raidā Sanjūgogō) and Heisei Rider #20 (平成ライダー20号 Heisei Raidā Nijūgō).

Etymology

Sougo Tokiwa's name is play on Tokiwa-sō, the place where Shotaro Ishinomori lived and started his manga career during 1956 to 1961. "Tokiwa" also carries the word (とき Toki), which can be translated into time when it is written in kanji "時".

"Zi" in Zi-O's name could mean either time ( Ji) or character ( Ji), representing his "watch" and "Katakana" motifs while the "O" means king ( Ō).

Notes

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  • Kamen Rider Zi-O's official design was first revealed in Kamen Rider Buttobasoul accidentally.[14] His legend forms were soon after revealed by a Chinese printing industry staff unintentionally during Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbarizing posters making.[15]
    • The reveal in Buttobasoul was possibly unintentional as various Buttobasoul games had to undergo maintenance after the reveal.
  • Zi-O is the second Rider with a magenta & black color scheme since Decade.
    • Zi-O's suit design also made him an inverted color of Decade and close to Faiz
  • Zi-O's suit design is based on Rolex watches.
  • Zi-O's boots have the katakana for "kick" (キック) on the soles.
  • The hands on Zi-O's face is 10:10, which is a rough common setting of watches and also a clear reference as his status is the 20th Heisei Kamen Rider.
  • Uniquely, Zi-O's forms appear as an inversion of Decade's, where the forms conform to the core design and the summoned weapons are modified to either fit the design of the trinkets or the aesthetics of the rider's form, instead of both forms and weapons being their normal designs.
    • Coincidentally, Zi-O's Ridewatch gives access to the alternate forms of other riders similar to how Rider Cards allowed for form changing.
    • Unlike Diend, the secondary Rider also possesses form based on other Riders, extending their design aesthetics to said forms, instead of summoning them.

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