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Takashi Sugimura
Takashi
Kamen Rider Arc
Gender: Male
Series: Kamen Rider Kiva
Motif: Ram, Devil
Rider Type: Villain
Homeworld: Earth (Main Timeline Continuity)
First Appearance: Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World
Last Appearance: Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World
Number of Episode
Appearances:
1 (movies)
Full list of appearances
Actor: Ken Horiuchi
Kamen Rider Arc
KR Arc Infobox
"Kill! I will kill you with my own hands!"
―Takashi's words before battling Kiva[src]

Kamen Rider Arc (仮面ライダーアーク Kamen Raidā Āku, Masked Rider Arc) is the main antagonist of Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World.

He is the leader of the Legendorga race who was defeated by the original Kiva and sealed within a coffin.

When death row inmate, Takashi Sugimura (杉村 隆 Sugimura Takashi) stumbled onto his seal, the essence of the evil rider possessed him, preventing Sugimura from dying until Arc would rise with help from his minions.

History

As above stated, Kamen Rider Arc was a powerful leader of the Legendorga who led his race to glory, attacking any race that stood in his way. However the original Kiva stood against Arc and defeated him. However, Arc was not gone for good, and his essence was sealed within a coffin. Years later, the place where he was sealed became the ground for a prison, that included the mentally broken, Takashi Sugimura. When Sugimura tried to escape when the Zebra Fangire appeared, he came across Arc's coffin. Arc then took over Sugimura's body before Sugimura spent the next twenty years in prison. Curiously, he was sent to death several times but did not die due to Arc. In the present day, Arc's resurfacing commenced with the resurrection of his race. When the Legendorga brought Sugimura to Arc's castle, the demonic Rider was fully revived within him. Arc and his race commenced the takeover of humans and any race that stood in its way, while also targeting the current Kamen Rider Kiva, Wataru Kurenai. Eventually, Wataru and his father, Otoya Kurenai confronted Arc. Arc attempted to make Wataru his servant through the Legendorga baptism, becoming Kiva Flight Style. Otoya however, managed to get through to his son and Wataru fought against Arc in a fierce battle, destroying Arc as Kiva Emperor Form and Flight Style with assistance from Castle Doran.

Kamen Rider Arc

With the assistance of the mechanical monster Arc Kivat (アークキバット Āku Kibatto), he can transform into Arc, the King of the Castle in the Demon World.

Arc
"Henshin!"
―Arc Kivat's transformation announcement[src]
HD KR Arc

Kamen Rider Arc

  • Rider height: 320cm
  • Rider weight: 350kg
  • Ability perimeters
    • Punching power: 25t
    • Kicking power: 60t
    • Maximum running speed: 100m/2s

As Arc, he wields the 4m long Arc Trident (アークトライデント Āku Toraidento). He can shoot a light bullet from his forehead. It was also shown that he can perform his own Rider Kick.

Legend Arc
"Go to Hell!"
―Arc Kivat's transformation announcement[src]
Kamen Rider Arc Legendorga Form

Legend Arc

Through the use of the Wake Up Fuestle (which resembles Rey's Key Fuestle in the movie), Arc transforms into Legend Arc (レジェンドアーク Rejendo Āku) by assimilating the demon-eye of the moon to obtain the full power of his race, growing wings and a second set of arms. In this form,Kamen Rider Arc is able to fly. In the process, Arc Kivat assumes Mecha Kivat (メカキバット Meka Kibatto) mode as his persona cast comes off and yells "Go to Hell!"

As Legend Arc, he can open up the giant mouth/eye in his chest known as the Dead Crusher (デッドクラッシャー Deddo Kurasshā) and create the Ultima Black Hole (ウルティマブラックホール Urutima Burakku Hōru) to perform the Ultima Dead End (ウルティマデッドエンド Urutima Deddo Endo) finisher with the destructive power of 120t.

Video game appearance

Kamen Rider Battride War II

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Arc along with the movie villains.

Arc reappeared in Kamen Rider: Battride War II.

Rider Cards

Kamen Ride Arc

Kamen Ride: Arc

Arc in Episode Yellow

Arc as summoned by Diend Complete Form.


Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Takashi Sugimura is portrayed by Ken Horiuchi (堀内 健 Horiuchi Ken) of Neptune. As Kamen Rider Arc, his suit actors are Keizo Yabe (矢部 敬三 Yabe Keizō) and Kazuo Niibori (新堀 和男 Niibori Kazuo).

Notes

Arc-SilkmothTridents

Kamen Rider Arc's Trident & the Silkmoth Trident

  • Arc's name comes from a Japanese word for "evil" ( aku).
  • Kamen Rider Arc is the tallest/largest natural Kamen Rider to date at 3.2m tall.
  • As Legend Arc, he is probably the strongest of the Kiva Riders on a brute strength level. He is also the largest Kiva Rider in said form.
  • Kamen Rider Arc is the first Movie-Exclusive Rider to get a Final Form, followed by EternalBujin Gaim, and Mars.
  • Arc's Trident is a repainted version of the Silkmoth Fangire's Mirage Trident

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