This article is about a/an villain in the TV special Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!!.

Ambassador Darkness (暗闇大使 Kurayami Taishi) is the leader of the Badan Empire and the brother of Ambassador Hell of the Shocker organization. He is a maniacal man who is hellbent on getting what he wants. He was the one that ordered Ryo Murasame's plane to be shot down, thus killing his elder sister. Destroyed by Kamen Rider ZX's ZX Kick. Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!!

In the episode and in the magazine, he was transformed into Southern Cross (サザンクロス Sazan Kurosu) who is a horned gastropod-like monster. In this form he could use his electromagnetic hip and left hand claw as well as a snail shell armed with cannons capable of destroying buildings. Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!!

Kamen Rider Taisen

Ryo Murasame/Kamen Rider ZX, posing as Ambassador Darkness as seen in Kamen Rider Taisen.

Ryo/ZX disguised himself as his arch-enemy to find out what the Badan Empire was up to. Once all the Riders are defeated and turned into Lockseeds, leaving Gaim as the sole survivor, Ryo finally reveals his cover in front of the Empire and Gaim, as he transformed to ZX to help Gaim battle the Empire after the two last surviving Riders from each side released/revived the sealed Riders from the Lockseed seals.Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai

Alternate continuities

Kamen Rider ZX (TV Land manga)

Ambassador Darkness TVLandManga.jpg

Ambassador Darkness turned his body into mechanicals.

Kamen Rider Spirits

Ambassador Darkness and Other Villains from Manga

The nominal leader of the Badan Empire and younger cousin of Ambassador Hell of Shocker, as opposed to the TV Special in which they are twins. The two brothers were once known as General Damon and Colonel Gamon, who fought for the independence of a small Southeast Asian nation later christened "Gamon" after the supposedly deceased Colonel, who in fact joined Badan. Far more powerful than his brother, Ambassador Darkness cannot be killed by physical means, and can regenerate wounds as grievous as being cut in half in a short period of time.

Kamen Rider SD

Main article: Ambassador Darkness (SD)

Ambassador Darkness: A member of GranShocker. He was among the meeting with the Great Leader. Unlike his TV counterpart, his left eye is cybernetic.

Dragon Road (S.I.C. Hero Saga)

Main article: Ambassador Hell#Ambassador Darkness

Behind the scenes


In Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!!, Ambassador Darkness was portrayed by Kenji Ushio (潮 健二 Ushio Kenji), who also played Ambassador Hell. In Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai, he is portrayed by Ryo Murasame's actor, Shun Sugata (菅田 俊 Sugata Shun).

Relationship with Ambassador Hell

There is some dispute as to how Ambassador Darkness and Ambassador Hell are related. Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!! says that Darkness is Hell's twin brother, while in the manga Kamen Rider Spirits, gives an alternate version of the story of ZX, saying they are cousins.

While Darkness and Hell's natural forms are very similar, down to being played by the same actor, their monster forms are completely different.


S.I.C. Southern Cross

  • Ambassador Darkness' Southern Cross form had redesigned as a mobile space base with cannons in S.I.C. Hero Saga.
    (It is an in-joke made by the SIC Hero Saga crew that it look a lot like a piece of feces while the 10 Kamen Riders stand on it, referring to the coprophagia.)

See also


Icon-zx.png Kamen Rider ZX
Kamen Rider
Ryo Murasame
ZX Belt - Cross Shuriken - Focus Bomb - Micro Chain - Virtual Image Projection Unit - Helldiver
Exclusive Gear in Kamen Rider Spirits (manga)
Electro-Magnet Knife - Boot Jets
Rumi Ichijō - Dr. Hajime Kaido
The Kamen Riders
Takeshi Hongo - Hayato Ichimonji - Shiro Kazami - Joji Yuki - Keisuke Jin - Daisuke Yamamoto - Shigeru Jo - Hiroshi Tsukuba - Kazuya Oki
The Badan Empire
The Generalissimo of Badan
Ambassador Darkness - Eisuke Mikage - Yamaarashi-Roid - Combat-Roids
Dokuga-Roid - Jigoku-Roid - Tokage-Roid - Kamaki-Roid - Amenba-Roid - Taka-Roid - Bara-Roid - Chameleo-Roid - Kumo-Roid
Kamen Rider Spirits (manga)
Tōbei Tachibana - Genjirō Tani - Kanji Yada - Dr. Mami - Victor Harlin - Freya Bohmann - Gregorio Barrege - Captain Sergei Grobinof - Junior Rider Team - Hinau - Spike- Yoshitsune - Ruriko Midorikawa
Spirits: Kazuya Taki - Annrietta Birkin - Wei Pei - Albert - Baker
Badan Empire (Manga Version)
Great Leader JUDO - Commando Roids - Dead Lion
Revived Generals
Ambassador Hell - Colonel Zol - Doctor Shinigami - General Black - Baron Kiba - Doktor G - Apollo Geist - Ten-Faced Demon Gorgos - "Great Emperor Zero" - Titan - Staff Officer Steel - General Monster - Admiral Majin - Emperor Terror Macro - Princess Yokai
The Cyborg Elite
Needle - General Nguyen - Vega - Rosa - Salamander - Freyr Bohmann - Asuma - LaMoore - Jigokuroid - Kamakiroid - Kaniroid
Father Petrescu - Marshal Yoroi - Goro Numata - Shocker Riders - Jet Condor
Dr. Lars Bohmann
Kamen Rider Spirits Manga Chapters
First Arc
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17
ZX: Forget Memories
18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 34 - 35 - 36 - 37 - 38 - 39 - 40 - 41 - 42 - 43 - 44 - 45 - 46 - 47 - 48 - 49
ZX: Dragon Road
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