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Toru Hojo
Toru Hojo
Toru Hojo
Gender: Male
Series: Kamen Rider Agito
Motif: Robot
Rider Type: Anti-Hero (former), Hero (Current)
Homeworld: Earth
First Appearance: The Warrior's Awakening
Last Appearance: AGITΩ
Actor: Jun Yamasaki
Kamen Rider G3
V1 System
Kamen Rider G3-X
"Your heart wasn't in it, but that's alright. I am a person with a large heart."
―Hojo to Ozawa after the G3-X went out of control[src]

Toru Hojo (北條 透 Hōjō Tōru) is a fellow cop and Hikawa's rival, Hojo's brilliant and talented in his profession as well as crafty and underhanded, such as his first attempt to capture Agito which nearly got him killed by Aki.

History

Initially, Hojo firmly believed that Makoto Hikawa was unsuited to be G3's user and while he thought he was an excellent cop and detective, he was "selected" because of the Akatsuki incident.

Some time after, Hojo managed to become G3's user, but was quickly re-evaluated and lost rights to the G3 to Hikawa once more. This starts a feud as Hojo slowly attempts to find ways to make Hikawa lose his position as G3's user.

Eventually, he creates the Victory One System to combat the G3/G3-X, however during a competition to demonstrate which system was better, G3-X's AI went haywire and destroyed the V1 beyond repair and also demonstrated that the system was able to destroy the Unknowns with ease.

Hojo would later attempt to become the G3-X's user, but instead shifts his focus onto discovering why the Unknowns are targeting people. Hojo was the first person to learn of Shouichi's identity as the masked vigilante known as Agito. Eventually with the help of Mana Kazaya, he discovers that Yukina Sawaki, Shouichi's sister, was the first Agito and could not control its power, causing her to accidentally kill Mana's father, Nobuyuki Kazaya.

When Hojo learns that Hikawa's eyesight started to deteriorate, Hojo aids Hikawa through microphone to fight against the Unknowns as the latter is unable to see.

Rider Systems

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Toru Hojo was portrayed by Jun Yamasaki (山崎 潤 Yamasaki Jun), who later played as Itsuro Takuma/Centipede Orphnoch in Kamen Rider 555. Kamen Rider G3's his suit actor was Makoto Itō (伊藤 慎 Itō Makoto), it is unknown who served as suit actor for V1.

V1 Rider status

The V-1 System's Kamen Rider status is debatable since the system was never referenced or designated as a Kamen Rider. Design-wise, V-1 has no resemblance to previous Kamen Riders and is much more reminiscent of a Metal HeroIcon-crosswiki.

V1 Design

As noted, the V-1 System looks very similar to the protagonists of the Metal Hero Series. This is due to the fact that V-1's costume is made up of various props from various Metal Heroes. The V1 System's composed of SolbraverIcon-crosswiki's helmet, JibanIcon-crosswiki's body (with Kamen Rider G3-X's chestplates), TryjacketIcon-crosswiki's legs, and the BM-01 DictatorIcon-crosswiki for the sidearm. With the completed costume painted metallic silver, V-1 resembles GavanIcon-crosswiki, the original Metal Hero and the first of the Space SheriffsIcon-crosswiki.

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