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This article is about a/an monster in Kamen Rider, the original series.

For the villain from Kamen Rider Build, see Night Rogue.

The Bat Man (蝙蝠男 Kōmori Otoko) or Human Bat (人間蝙蝠 Ningen Kōmori) is a monster created by Shocker.

Character History



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Bat Man carries in his fangs a sentient virus engineered by Shocker, capable of turning people into vampire-fanged servants under his control. He used an apartment building as a laboratory until Kamen Rider 1 arrived to investigate one of the "live test subjects" who had attacked him. Bat Man is injured in a fight and puts himself under trance-like hypnosis along with the people his bites had infected. After Hongo had left and Ruriko Midorikawa arrived, he woke himself and infected her, in the process revealing that it was Shocker and not Hongo who had killed her father. He attempted to barter her life for Hongo, revealing that he has the antidote for the virus in his claws. Upon gaining this knowledge, Hongo attacked, and in the ensuing fight, Bat Man is destroyed by Rider 1's Rider Throw. Afterward, Hongo used its claws to cure infected people. The Terrifying Bat Man

Resurrection

He was later resurrected by Shocker as part of the Revived Monster Army against Rider 1 but is destroyed again along with his fellow revived Inhumanoids when Lizardlon's Barrier Destruction Ball is used against them. Tokageron and the Big Monster Army

Bat Man also made a brief return appearance in the monster army of the Kamen Rider vs. Shocker movie but did not actually have an active participation there. Kamen Rider vs. Shocker

Appearances in other media

Kamen Rider Manga

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Bat Man appeared in Shotaro Ishinomori's original Kamen Rider manga. His appearance greatly differs from his live-action counterpart, appearing more bat-like.

Spirits

In Kamen Rider Spirits, there exists a character similar to Bat Man who was once part of Shocker, Father Petrescu.

The First

Main article: Bat

In the remake movie, Kamen Rider The First, Bat Man's counterpart is referred to simply as Bat (バット Batto) and is a field captain in Shocker's ranks. He is responsible for the "recruitment" (abduction) of potential Inhumanoid candidates, including Hongo, taking the said role from Spider Man's Combatants in the original series. He is the only Shocker soldier depicted as being capable of flight. He is ultimately destroyed by Kamen Rider 1 and 2's Double Rider Kick.

Personality

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Powers and Abilities

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  • Height: 205 cm.
  • Weight: 115 kg.

Bat Man can turn his victims into vampire-fanged servants with a virus-transmitting bite; these servants are presumably also capable of transmitting the virus through bites. He is also able to fly and is armed with Razor Sharp Claws.

Arsenal

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Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Bat Man is voiced by Eken Mine (峰 恵研 Mine Eken), who voiced various monsters in the Showa Kamen Rider Series, while the human form of Bat Man was portrayed by Yoshinobu Sano (佐野 房信 Sano Yoshinobu). His suit actor is unknown.

Legacy

Bat Man and fellow Inhumanoid, Spider Man is seen as an "icon" for most monsters first created or encountered as most of them are either bat or spider-based.

Many of these first/early bat-motif monsters that appeared about the same position as Bat Man include:

Name's the same

Bat Man is not to be confused with the similarly named DC Comics character.

Notes

Appearances

Kamen Riders
Takeshi Hongo - Hayato Ichimonji
Movie/Special Exclusive Riders
Kyoichiro Kuroi - Kamen Rider 4
Manga/Novel Exclusive Riders
Taki Rider - Kamen Rider Gaia
Gear
Typhoon - Cyclone - New Cyclone - TriCyclone - Sky Cyclone - Neo Cyclone
Allies
Tōbei Tachibana - Kazuya Taki - Ruriko Midorikawa - Hiromi Nohara -Mari - Yuri - Michi - Goro Ishikura - Mayu Tachibana
Kamen Rider
Shiro Kazami - Yuki Joji - Keisuke Jin - Daisuke Yamamoto - Shigeru Jo - Hiroshi Tsukuba - Kazuya Oki - Ryo Murasame - Kohtaro Minami - Momotaros - Kotaro Nogami - Tsukasa Kadoya - Eiji Hino - Gentaro Kisaragi - Kouta Kazuraba - Takeru Tenkuji - Makoto Fukami
Other Heroes
UltramanIcon-crosswiki.png - Ressha Sentai ToqgerIcon-crosswiki.png
Shocker
Great Leader of Shocker
Colonel Zol - Doctor Death - Ambassador Hell - Shocker Combatmen
Shocker Kaijin
Spider Man - Bat Man - Scorpion Man - Sarracenian - Mantis Man - Grimreaper Chameleon - Bee Woman - Cobra Man - Gebacondor - Yamogeras - Tokageron - Sabotegron - Phirasaurus Human - Hitodanger - Kanibubbler - Dokugandar - Amazonia - Musasabeedle - Kinokomorgu - Antlion Thunder - Mukaderas - Mogurang - Kuragedarl - Zanburonzo - Arigabari - Dokudahlian - Armadillong - Gamagirah - Arikimedes - Egyptus - Torikabuto - Eiking - Experimental Wolf Man - Snowman - Ghoster - Fly Man - Pranodon - Kabibinga - Namekujira - Bearkonger - Todogirah - Hiruguerrilla - Isoginchak - Kamestone - Unicornos - Gilgalass - Zanjioh - Jaguarman - Sea Snake Man - Cockroach Man - Gireera - Dokumondo - Poison Lizard Man - Earthworm Man - Owl Man - Namazugiller - Harinezuras - Saigang - Semiminga - Kabutorong - Kamikirikid - Girizames - Gillerkorogi - Elekibotaru - Abugomens - Mosquiras - Shiomaneking - Shiracuras - Bararanga - Seadragons - Imoriges - Unidogma - Poison Scorpion Man
Gel-Shocker
General Black - Doctor D - Gel-Shocker Combatmen
Shocker Riders: Shocker Rider Number 1 - Shocker Rider Number 2 - Shocker Rider Number 3 - Shocker Rider Number 4 - Shocker Rider Number 5 - Shocker Rider Number 6
Ganikomol - Sasoritokages - Kuragewolf - Inokabuton - Isoginjaguar - Utsubogames - Washikamagiri - Kumolion - Nekoyamori - Canarycobra - Nezucondor - Mukadetiger - Haetoribachi - Eidokugar - Namekujikinoko - Garaox - Sabotenbat
Nova Shocker
Urga - Igura - Buffal - Nova Shocker Combatmen
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