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Awakening the Over Lord (オーバーロードへの目覚め Ōbārōdo e no Mezame) is the fortieth episode of Kamen Rider Gaim. It features the final appearance of Knuckle Suika Arms. This episode describes the event in which Yuuya became Kamen Rider Gaim, while Kouta became the Byakko Inves instead.
Kouta follows the passage to Yggdrasill Tower and to his surprise discovers an underground dungeon. Redyue informs Kouta that he has become one of the Over Lords, rather than a human, and proceeds to show him his apparent destiny.
Kouta and Ryoma reach the room where Akira and the others are having their energy siphoned and sent to the tomb of the Over Lord Queen but before being able to do anything, Redyue appears to fight them. The fight leads them outside, where Redyue uses her hypnosis on Gaim and Duke takes advantage of her distraction to flee. Kouta starts seeing a vision of the city, free of the Inves, but the inhabitants flee from him in fear and he realizes that he was transformed into an Inves as well. Much to his surprise, Yuya appears to fight him, transforming himself into Armored Rider Gaim. Unwilling to fight his friend, Kouta flees from him. Meanwhile, Kaito, Zack, and Yoko find the prisoners and after Kaito destroys the machine to release them, he runs ahead to help Kouta, leaving the others to help Akira and the other captives to escape. In Helheim Forest, as Mai speaks to Rosyuo, she is approached by Sagara who reveals that should Kouta take possession of the Forbidden Fruit, he will be able to rule the world as he sees fit, but only after it is overrun by the Helheim Forest. Duke reaches the control room and restarts the Master Intelligent System, using it to access the footage of all events that occurred in the Tower during his absence. While searching for Kouta, Kaito stumbles on Mitsuzane, and without Kouta there to dissuade him, he decides to fight him to the death. Back in his visions, Kouta attempts to reason with his friends at Drupers, but they are also in fear of him, and when Marika and Knuckle appear to fight him, two other Inves appear to rescue him. Kouta then meets Redyue, who reveals that by choosing to obtain the power of an Over Lord, he is not human anymore, thus is destined to be shunned by the rest of mankind. Yuya then appears to fight Kouta again, just to be defeated by him. Meanwhile, Sagara affirms that Kouta must choose between preventing the world's destruction or save himself, while Mai are certain that he had already made his choice. Yuya demands Kouta to finish him, but he refuses, deciding that he will fight for mankind even if he is not human anymore. At this moment, Kouta breaks from Redyue's trance and attacks her. Redyue then flees and vines from the Helheim Forest start growing around Kouta, implying that his transformation into an Over Lord is in an advanced stage, but shows no regrets because of it.
- Kouta Kazuraba (葛葉 紘汰 Kazuraba Kōta): Gaku Sano (佐野 岳 Sano Gaku)
- Kaito Kumon (駆紋 戒斗 Kumon Kaito): Yutaka Kobayashi (小林 豊 Kobayashi Yutaka)
- Mitsuzane Kureshima (呉島 光実 Kureshima Mitsuzane): Mahiro Takasugi (高杉 真宙 Takasugi Mahiro)
- Mai Takatsukasa (高司 舞 Takatsukasa Mai): Yuumi Shida (志田 友美 Shida Yuumi)
- Rica (リカ Rika): MIINA
- Rat (ラット Ratto): Ren Ozawa (小澤 廉 Ozawa Ren)
- Zack (ザック Zakku): Gaku Matsuda (松田 岳 Matsuda Gaku)
- Ryoma Sengoku (戦極 凌馬 Sengoku Ryōma): Tsunenori Aoki (青木 玄徳 Aoki Tsunenori)
- Yoko Minato (湊 耀子 Minato Yōko): Minami Tsukui (佃井 皆美 Tsukui Minami)
- DJ Sagara (DJサガラ Dī Jei Sagara): Tomomitsu Yamaguchi (山口 智充 Yamaguchi Tomomitsu)
- Akira Kazuraba (葛葉 晶 Kazuraba Akira): Rika Izumi (泉 里香 Izumi Rika)
- Kiyojiro Bando (阪東 清治郎 Bandō Kiyojirō): Tomohisa Yuge (弓削 智久 Yuge Tomohisa)
- Rosyuo (ロシュオ voice): Jōji Nakata (中田 譲治 Nakata Jōji)
- Redyue (レデュエ voice): Kenjiro Tsuda (津田 健次郎 Tsuda Kenjirō)
- Sengoku Driver Equipment Voice (戦極ドライバー各種アイテム音声 Sengoku Doraibā Kanren Aitemu Onsei): Seiji Hiratoko (平床 政治 Hiratoko Seiji)
- Genesis Driver Equipment Voice (ゲネシスドライバー各種アイテム音声 Geneshisu Doraibā Kanren Aitemu Onsei): Shin-ichiro Miki (三木 眞一郎 Miki Shinichirō)
- Narration (ナレーション Narēshon): Hōchū Ōtsuka (大塚 芳忠 Ōtsuka Hōchū)
- Yuya Sumii (角居 裕也 Sumii Yūya): Hiromi Sakimoto (崎本 大海 Sakimoto Hiromi)
- Dyudyuonshu (デュデュオンシュ Voice): Yōji Ueda (上田 燿司 Ueda Yōji)
- Lock used:
- Kouta - Kachidoki, Kiwami
- Yuya - Orange
- Lemon Energy
- Suika, Kurumi
- Zangetsu Shin:
- Melon Energy
- Lemon Energy
- Peach Energy
- Arms Change:
- Weapons summoned in Kiwami Arms:
- Ryoma refers to Redyue using "him".
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Ressha Sentai ToQger episode 23, Station 23: United Hand in Hand.
- Viewership: 4.7%
- Closing Screen Lockseed Collection:
- This episode marks the first time all the Inves themed after the Four Symbols appear in one episode, which are the Byakko Inves, the Seiryu Inves, Dyudyuonshu, and Shinmugurun.
- This is the final appearance of the Suika Arms armor.
- This is the first time Kouta transforms directly into Kiwami Arms. For a second, Kachidoki Arms can be seen before the Armor Parts crash into him, forming Kiwami Arms.
- Various areas from episode 14 reappear in this episode, with the most notable being the place where Ryoji Hase was killed by Kamen Rider Sigurd.
- Yuki Kubota's (Takatora Kureshima) 33rd birthday and Tomohisa Yuge's (Kiyojiro Bando) 34th birthday, falling on June 15th and May 25th 2014 respectively, were celebrated during filming of this episode.