|This article is about a/an episode in Kamen Rider, the original series.|
|WARNING: This episode contains scenes of blood and graphic violence. Viewer discretion is advised!|
Bloodsucking Monster, Gebacondor (吸血怪人ゲバコンドル Kyūketsu Kaijin Gebakondoru), is the eleventh episode of the original Kamen Rider series.
It introduced a new ally, FBI agent Kazuya Taki. Following the motorcycle stunt accident which forced Hiroshi Fujioka to leave the show, this episode was at a point where a combination of reused footage of Takeshi Hongo and a replacement voice actor for Kamen Rider had to be used to fill in for his absence. The addition of Taki helped somewhat to ease the transition before a new protagonist could be introduced starting in episode 14. Taki would assist the new Rider Hayato Ichimonji as well as Hongo himself when he returned, serving as an ally to the two Kamen Riders all the way to the end of the series.
Since all of their previous monsters have been defeated by Kamen Rider, Shocker tries to combine all of their strongest traits in a single monster who will be their ultimate assassin. Gebacondor needs the blood of young women to be activated, and so Shocker targets newlyweds.
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- Takeshi Hongo (本郷 猛 Hongō Takeshi): Hiroshi Fujioka (藤岡 弘 Fujioka Hiroshi)
- Tōbei Tachibana (立花 藤兵衛 Tachibana Tōbei): Akiji Kobayashi (小林 昭二 Kobayashi Akiji)
- Ruriko Midorikawa (緑川 ルリ子 Midorikawa Ruriko): Chieko Morigawa (森川 千恵子 Morigawa Chieko) (Played as Chieko Maki (真樹 千恵子 Maki Chieko))
- Hiromi Nohara (野原 ひろみ Nohara Hiromi): Yōko Shimada (島田 陽子 Shimada Yōko)
- The Great Leader of Shocker (ショッカー首領 Shokkā Shuryō, Voice): Gorō Naya (納谷 悟朗 Naya Gorō)
- Narrator (ナレーター Narētā): Shinji Nakae (中江 真司 Nakae Shinji)
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- Gebacondor would later appear as part of the revived kaijin group seen in episode 13, assisting Mukaderas in episode 27, and part of the revived kaijin army in the movie Kamen Rider vs. Shocker.
- Gebacondor is said to have been created using the data of past kaijin defeated by Kamen Rider 1, portraits of the first four kaijin: Spider Man, Bat Man, Scorpion Man, and Sarracenian, are seening lining a wall in the Shocker base when Gebacondor is awakened.
- Footage from this episode, featuring Hongo's fight with Gebacondor, is featured as part of Tobei Tachibana's retrospective in episode 27 of Kamen Rider X.
- Kamen Rider DVD Volume 2 features episodes 8-13.
- Kamen Rider Blu-ray Volume 1 features episodes 1-26.