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A Sign of Destruction (滅びゆく種 Horobiyuku Shu) is the forty-ninth episode of Kamen Rider 555. This is the third episode of the endgame arc, and the death of Kitazaki.


Takumi and Mihara find Kusaka's ashes; later Takumi relays this information to Keitarou and Mari who are devastated. Rina becomes devastated after hear the news Kusaka is dead. Takumi confronts Kiba that how heartless he is. As the gang fights Kitazaki assumed his Orphnoch form to avenge Kusaka's death. Kitazaki is injured by Faiz and Delta. Kitazaki is whipped by Takuma's Orphnoch form before Kitazaki is executed by Arch Orphnoch, who consumes his body. Takumi comes to the realization that Teruo and the Orephenoch King are one and the same and transforms into Faiz in an attempt to kill him. He stops his punch at the last moment, Kiba then appears, transforms into Kaixa and they duel. Takumi is confronted with his own mortality as he notices his body decaying.


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  • As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Bakuryuu Sentai AbarangerIcon-crosswiki episode 46, Ep. 46: Praying! Abare Visual KeiIcon-crosswiki.
  • Viewership: 9.1%
  • Final appearance of Kitazaki.
  • At the end of the episode, the narrator announces "Open your eyes for the final Faiz.", foreshadowing the events for the final episode.
  • Continuing on the aftermath of Kusaka's death from the previous episode in comparison to that in Kamen Rider Taisen, in this episode, Takumi became irate with Kusaka's death to the point of cursing all Orphnochs including himself; whereas in Kamen Rider Taisen sees him feeling guilty for it.
    • On a side note, it is unknown how Takumi was devastated of Kusaka's demise when the latter constantly showcased his animosity towards the former all throughout the series.

DVD releases

Kamen Rider Faiz Volume 13

Kamen Rider 555 Volume 13, DVD cover

Kamen Rider 555 Volume 13 features episodes 48-50: Masato, Dying A Glorious Death, A Sign of Destruction and My Dream.

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Kamen Rider 555 Box 3, Blu-ray cover

Blu-ray Box 3 comes with 16 episodes.

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