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- "The time has come. It is the beginning of a new world."
- ―Daichi to the Megid generals[src]
Daichi Kamijo (上條 大地 Kamijō Daichi) is a former member of the Northern Base-branch of the Sword of Logos and the previous Kamen Rider Saber (仮面ライダーセイバー Kamen Raidā Seibā, lit. "Holy Blade"). 15 years ago, he rescued a young Touma Kamiyama and passed on his Brave Dragon Wonder Ride Book to him. After taking Hayato Fukamiya's powers, he became a high-ranking general of the Megid as the second Kamen Rider Calibur (仮面ライダーカリバー Kamen Raidā Karibā).
- 1 History
- 2 Personality
- 3 Forms
- 4 Summons
- 5 Equipment
- 6 Relationships
- 7 Behind the Scenes
- 8 Notes
- 9 Appearances
- 10 References
Fifteen years prior to the start of the series, he saved Touma Kamiyama by transferring him from Wonder World to Earth, where he seemingly sacrificed himself by stabbing the Kaenken Rekka at the ground to destroy the Megid attacking him. However, the shockwave he created caused Touma to suffer from amnesia.
Unbeknownst to many, Daichi actually stole Hayato Fukamiya's powers and tarnished his image by trying to take the Book of Ancients as Calibur. While his theft was thwarted, it led to the Book of Ancients' pages being scattered across the globe and manifesting as Wonder Ride Books. Believing his Kaenken Rekka and his Brave Dragon Wonder Ride Book to be lost forever after betraying the guild, Daichi stayed with the Megid to assist them in recreating the ancient book via Alter Ride Books as another way to Avalon without the items he previously had. His main goal seems to have something to do with the mysterious Avalon, and the keys are the Brave Dragon Wonder Ride Book and the Kaenken Rekka; the reason why is because Brave Dragon and his own Jaaku Dragon can open a rift that leads to the realm when used together.
A Chance Rises Again
In the present day, Calibur announced to the Megid generals that the time for them to make a new world has come. He handed the Gansekiou Golem Alter Ride Book to Legeiel and sent him to create the Golem Megid so it can attack the city and complete the book. However, Touma Kamiyama, the boy that Daichi had saved long ago, appeared and destroyed the Megid; this pleased Calibur, as his successor wielded the missing key that he needed for his plan. With a new Saber, he informs the Megid generals that the other swordsmen will arrive soon.
As Calibur, he and his fellow cohorts observed the second Kamen Rider Blades, Rintaro Shindo, joining Saber in the fight against the Ari Megid. Calibur was unperturbed by this disturbance when the two Riders destroyed the Ari and Kirigirisu Megid, simply remarking that the swordsmen had only accelerated his plans.
When Ryo Ogami, Kamen Rider Buster, appeared and destroyed the second Golem Megid, Calibur commented on the swordsman's emergence, knowing fully well that Buster fell for his trick of impersonating Hayato.
After the first few Megid attacks, Calibur decides to finally make his move and appears after Touma and Rintaro defeated the Hanzaki Megid. After overpowering the two swordsmen, he attempts to finish them with the Donkugo Issen, but Kento blocks the attack and sends Calibur away into an isolated floating island in the Wonder World. After releasing Desast from his Alter Ride Book, he attempts to take Touma's sword and his Brave Dragon Wonder Ride Book by fighting him. When both dragon Riders witness a spark between Brave Dragon and Jakku Dragon, Calibur's suspicions about Saber are confirmed to be true; before Calibur said anything further, Espada gets in the way by lunging at him, leaving Saber to deal with the Piranha Megid alone. Espada furiously questioned Calibur about why he betrayed the Sword of Logos, believing him to be his father, only to give nothing but silence; Espada relentlessly attacks him without thinking, all while revealing who he "once was". Just as Calibur was about to finish him, Ryo, as Buster, arrives to deflect the attack and saves Espada. After escaping the battlefield, Calibur confirms that without Brave Dragon and the sword, he cannot reach Avalon. This does not escape the notice of Storious, who decides that it would be in his interest to help him. He then hands the black book to him, only asking him what he intends to do after he gets to Avalon. Upon arriving at Avalon, he greets both Touma and Kento who manages to enter Avalon too, and transformed into Calibur. Calibur ended up facing Kento, whom he easily defeats as Touma manages to enter the location where King of Arthur Wonder Ride Book was sealed.
As Touma successfully gained the power of King of Arthur, Calibur left as he remarks that there's no business of him being here anymore. When Kento asked why he betrayed the Sword of Logos, Calibur vaguely answered that Kento will discover it sooner or later.
- "Without a doubt, it was your father who committed the betrayal."
"Then why do you have the Ankokuken Kurayami?!"
- ―Daichi reveals himself as Calibur in front of Kento[src]
When Calibur was absorbing the three power from Saber Crimson Dragon, Blades Fantastic Lion, and Espada Golden Alangina, Storious attacked all four riders from the shadows. After the four riders landed from the explosion, Daichi's transformation was cancelled, revealing his identity to Touma, Rintaro, Daishinji, and Kento. Kento demanded to know what happened to his father and why Daichi has Kurayami, which Daichi declined to answer. An angered Kento and Daichi transformed into Espada and Calibur, only for the latter to attack and cancel Kento's transformation before taking his leave. Daichi then returned to the Megid lair and marveled at the new Jaou Dragon Wonder Ride Book.
The advent of Jaou Dragon
Initally, Daichi demonstrated the desire to protect the world from evil, which was inherited by his successor Touma Kamiyama. However, after becoming Calibur, Daichi became cruel and obsessed with fulfilling his plans. He has no qualms of impersonating his predecessor, which allowed him to get away with fulfilling his goals while pinning the blame on Hayato. However, he does not possess Hayato's memories, attempting to tell Espada that he has no quarrel against him; this allowed Sophia to realize that the second Calibur is not the original, but was actually a stolen identity.
- "Jaaku Read! Ankokuken Kurayami! Get go under conquer than get keen. (Kekkou! Ankoku! Zangeki!) Jaaku Dragon! Kurayami Honyaku! Hikari o Ubaishi, Shikkoku no Ken ga Reikoku Mujou ni Ankoku Ryuu o Shihai Suru!"
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
- Rider Height: 217.6 cm
- Rider Weight: 121.3 kg
- Punching Power: 17.1 t
- Kicking Power: 29.4 t
- Maximum Jump Height: 29.5 m
- Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 3.9 seconds
Calibur has the highest stats out of all the riders in the series. His running speed is higher than most of the riders (only second to Kenzan), and his punching and kicking power is higher than Buster's.
Jaaku Dragon consists of the following parts:
- Calibur Helm Jaaku Dragon (カリバーヘルム ジャアクドラゴン Karibā Herumu Jaaku Doragon): The helmet.
- Sword Crown (ソードクラウン Sōdo Kuraun): The blade on the forehead. It is installed on the top of the head as a proof of being selected by the Jaken. It has the role of adjusting the state of Kamen Rider Calibur and the Jaken, and adjusts the power balance between them and cancels transformation in an emergency. It is also a blade with a sharp edge, and can also be used in battle.
- Jaaku Scale (ジャアクスケイル Jaaku Sukeiru): The right mask on the helmet. Inheriting the sensing ability of the God Beast "Jaaku Dragon", the sense of the transformant has been sharpened.
- Jaaku Dragon Mask (ジャアクドラゴンマスク Jaaku Doragon Masuku): The center mask. With the power of the Jaaku Dragon Wonder Ride Book, you gain the ability to see in the dark.
- Silhouette Visor (シルエットバイザー Shiruetto Baizā): The sealed visor. It allows the user to find light from the bottom of the darkness.
- Sword Robe (ソードローブ Sōdo Rōbu): The suit granted by the user of the Jaken Ankokuken Kurayami. It is attached at the same time as the awakening of the Jaken, and gives the user the power to fight such as improving sword skills, strengthening physical abilities, and activating special abilities. This form is based on the power of the Jaaku Dragon Wonder Ride Book.
- Jaaku Dragon Bauld (ジャアクドラゴンボールド Jaaku Doragon Bōrudo, Plays on words “Jaaku Dragon Pauldron”): The right shoulder. It possesses the power of the God Beast "Jaaku Dragon" and brings overwhelming fighting power by supplying the power of darkness at the request of the user.
- Vol Cuirass (ボルキュイラス Borukyuirasu): Armor for the chest and left shoulder. The armor possesses the aura of the God Beast "Jaaku Dragon". In addition, the alloy is made from the metal used to forge the Seiken is used, making it difficult to destroy with the Seiken.
- Ride Jaaku Arm (ライドジャアクアーム Raido Jaaku Āmu): The arms. It possesses the power of the God Beast "Jaaku Dragon" and brings the strength to exert destructive power like a demon.
- Jaaku Gaunt (ジャアクガント Jaaku Ganto, Play on words “Jaaku Gauntlet”): The gauntlets. By cutting the shadow of the target with a sharp claw, it causes great damage to the body. In addition, it brings the power to manipulate dark energy freely, and enables the release of the Jaaku Dragon encased in dark energy.
- Jaaku Mai Scale (ジャアクメイスケイル Jaaku Meisukeiru, short for “Jaaku Mail Scale”): The black exterior on the suit. The armor is made with a series of hard scales can minimize the attacks received.
- Ride Jaaku Leg (ライドジャアクレッグ Raido Jaaku Reggu): The legs. It possesses the power of the God Beast "Jaaku Dragon" and brings leg strength that exerts destructive power like a demon.
- Jaaku Sole (ジャアクソール Jaaku Sōru): The feet. By stepping on the shadow of the object, it binds to the darkness and suppresses its actions. Also, when the Special Move is activated, the destructive power of the kick is greatly increased when an energy silhouette of the Jaaku Dragon is formed.
This form has two finishers:
- Dokugo Issen (読後一閃 Lit. "After-Reading Flash"): Calibur performs a slash enhanced by dark energy.
- Shutoku Issen (習得一閃 Shūtoku Issen, Lit. "Learning Flash"): Calibur scans a Wonder Ride Book against the base of the blade, and performs an attack based off of it. Has three variations.
- Jaaku Dragon: Has three variations.
- Calibur charges the Ankokuken Kurayami with dark energy before he delivers two slashes to the enemy, after breaking through enemy's finishing attack, the energy of two slashes will combine into an X-shaped slash and strike the target.
- Calibur charges the Ankokuken Kurayami with dark energy before he shoots out a burning apparition of a dragon, that charges towards the enemy.
- Calibur charges the Ankokuken Kurayami with dark energy before he shoots out a group of black dragons that homing at enemies and restrains them.
- Saiyuu Journey: Has two variations.
- Calibur extended the Ankokuken Kurayami like Sun Wukong's Ruyi Jingu Bang with red energy before he delivers three slashes to enemy.
- Calibur forms a dark cloud resembling Sun Wukong's Flying Nimbus to protect himself from the enemy's attacks.
- Tenkuu no Pegasus: Calibur charges the Ankokuken Kurayami with navy blue energy before delivering a series of slashes that send navy blue energy feathers flying everywhere.
- Jaaku Dragon: Has three variations.
- Shutoku Sansen (習得三閃 Shūtoku Sansen, Lit. "Learning Triple Flash"): Calibur scans one or more Wonder Ride Books 3 times and performs an attack based off of them.
- Jaaku Dragon: Calibur charges the Ankokuken Kurayami with dark energy before he delivers a powerful slash.
- "Jaou Read! Ankokuken Kurayami! Jump out the book, open it and burst. The fear of the darkness. You make right a just, no matter dark joke. Fury in the dark. Jaou Dragon! Dare mo Nogare Rarenai..."
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
- Rider Height: 217.6 cm
- Rider Weight: 133.6 kg
- Punching Power: 26.1 t
- Kicking Power: 47.8 t
- Maximum Jump Height: 46.7 m
- Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 2.9 seconds
In this form, Calibur far surpasses all forms appeared as of its debut, even outperforming a Wonder Combo form.
Jaou Dragon consists of the following parts:
- Calibur Helm Jaou Dragon (カリバーヘルム ジャオウドラゴン Karibā Herumu Jaou Doragon): The helmet.
- Sword Crown (ソードクラウン Sōdo Kuraun)
- Jaou Dragon Mask (ジャオウドラゴンマスク Jaou Doragon Masuku): The central mask. It possesses the power of the Jaou Dragon Wonder Ride Book, allowing the user to create and control dragons at will.
- Miasma Eyesor (ミアズマアイザー Miazumaaizā): The visor. It allows the user to see through the eyes of the dragons it manifested. In addition, the same visibility as usual is secured even in the jet-black darkness.
- Sword Robe (ソードローブ Sōdo Rōbu): The suit granted by the user of the Jaken Ankokuken Kurayami. It is attached at the same time as the awakening of the Jaken, and gives the user the power to fight such as improving sword skills, strengthening physical abilities, and activating special abilities. This form is based on the power of the Jaou Dragon Wonder Ride Book.
- Jaou Dragon Cuirass (ジャオウドラゴンキュイラス Jaou Doragon Kyuirasu): Armor extending over the chest and shoulders. It possesses the power of the new God Beast "Jaou Dragon", which was created as a reigning existence at the top of many evil dragons, and supplies the user with enhanced darkness power and bringing overwhelming combat power.
- Jaou Mantle (ジャオウマント Jaou Mantou): The cape. Grants the user to power of flight by emitting an aura of darkness. Also, by wrapping the whole body with an aura, it can be completely blended into the darkness.
- Altered Jaou Arm (アルタードジャオウアーム Arutādo Jaou Āmu): The arms. They has the destructive power of the God Beast "Jaou Dragon". In addition, it is equipped with armor with hard scales, and it is possible to minimize the attacks received.
- Jaou Gaunt (ジャオウガント Jaou Ganto, Play on words “Jaou Gauntlet”): The gauntlets. By cutting the shadow of the target with a sharp claw, it causes great damage to the main body. In addition, it brings the power to freely manipulate the darkness and enables the release of the God Beast "Jaou Dragon".
- Altered Jaou Leg (アルタードジャオウレッグ Arutādo Jaou Reggu): The legs. It possesses the power of the God Beast "Jaou Dragon" and to bring enhanced leg strength that can crush everything to ashes.
- Jaou Sole (ジャオウソール Jaou Sōru): The feet. By stepping on the shadow of the object, it binds to the darkness and suppresses its actions. Also, when the Special Move is activated, the destructive power of the kick is maximized by wearing the new God Beast "Jaou Dragon".
This form finisher is: Shutoku Issen (習得一閃 Shūtoku Issen, Lit. "Learning Flash")
- Jaou Dragon: Calibur charges his Ankouken Kurayami with dark energy as four golden dragons appeared from his Jaou Dragon Cuirass to hold the enemy attack. Calibur then deliver a slash, summoning a big, purple energy dragon to overwhelm the enemy's attack, exploding once all of five dragons make contact with the enemy.
- "Rekka Battou! Brave Dragon~! Rekka Issatsu! Yuki no Ryu to Kaenken Rekka ga Majiwaru Toki Shinku no Tsurugi ga Aku wo Tsuranuku!"
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
- Rider Height: 217.0 cm
- Rider Weight: 98.5 kg
- Punching Power: 9.3 t
- Kicking Power: 19.2 t
- Maximum Jump Height: 18.2 m
- Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 4.5 seconds
Saber mainly used his sword for attacks, and does not rely on punches and kicks, therefore his punching power and kicking power are quite low.
Brave Dragon consists of the following parts:
- Saber Helm Brave Dragon (セイバーヘルム ブレイブドラゴン Seibā Herumu Bureibu Doragon): The helmet.
- Sword Crown (ソードクラウン Sōdo Kuraun): The blade on the forehead. It is installed on the top of the head as a proof of being selected by a Seiken. It has the role of adjusting the state of Kamen Rider Saber and the Seiken, and adjusts the power balance between them and cancels transformation in an emergency. It is also a blade with a sharp edge, and can also be used in battle.
- Brave Dragon Mask (ブレイブドラゴンマスク Bureibu Doragon Masuku): The right mask on the helmet. The power of the Brave Dragon Wonder Ride Book grants the ability to sense evil beings.
- Mid Mask (ミッドマスク Middo Masuku): The center mask. It has the property of enhancing the physical ability of the user, and by exerting the power of the Wonder Ride Book contained in the midshelf of the Seiken Swordriver, it exerts various abilities. It is said to be particularly compatible with animal-based Wonder Ride Books.
- Cross Flame Visor (クロスフレイムバイザー Kurosu Fureimu Baizā): The "X"-style visor. Even in a burning flame, the user can catch the target and never miss it.
- Left Mask (レフトマスク Refuto Masuku): The left mask on the helmet. It has a characteristic that strongly affects the activation of special abilities by the user, and exerts various abilities by putting the power of the Wonder Ride Book contained in the left shelf of the Seiken Swordriver. It is said to be particularly compatible with the story-based Wonder Ride Book.
- Sword Robe (ソードローブ Sōdo Rōbu): The suit granted by the user of the Seiken "Kaenken Rekka". It is attached at the same time as the awakening of the Seiken, and gives the user the power to fight such as improving sword skills, strengthening physical abilities, and activating special abilities. This characteristic is assigned to the right half of the body, which is based on the God Beast "Brave Dragon", the center of the body, and the left half of the body.
- Brave Dragon Bauld (ブレイブドラゴンボールド Bureibu Doragon Bōrudo, play on words "Brave Dragon Pauldron"): The right shoulder. It has the power of the God Beast, "Brave Dragon", and uses the courage of the user to bring forth the dragon's mighty power.
- Burn Gaunt (バーンガント Bān Ganto, short for "Burn Gauntlet"): The right arm. Bringing the right arm of the “Ride Arm” to red heat gives the power to control the flame freely, enabling the release of the Brave Dragon that has turned into a flame. In addition, it becomes one with the horrible flames of the Seiken "Kaenken Rekka", and doubles the sharpness of the sword skill of the flame attribute.
- Mai Scale (メイスケイル Meisukeiru, short for "Mail Scale"): The right half of the suit. It is made of a series of flame-attributed hard scales, preventing any evil attacks. There is only one scale that grows upside down somewhere, and if you touch it, it will awaken the fierce anger of the Brave Dragon.
- Ride Mid (ライドミッド Raido Middo): The center portion of the suit. It has the property of enhancing the physical ability of a transformer, and by exerting the power of the Wonder Ride Book contained in the midshelf of the Seiken Swordriver, it exerts various abilities. It is said to be particularly compatible with animal-based Wonder Ridebooks.
- Ride Leg (ライドレッグ Raido Reggu): The legs and feet of the suit. Due to the characteristics of the "Ride Mid" in the central part of the armor "Sword Robe", overall leg strength such as running power, jumping power and kicking power has been greatly enhanced. In addition, when the special move is activated, the destructive power of the kick is greatly increased as the leg is ignited in flames.
- Ride Left (ライドレフト Raido Refuto): The left half of the suit. It has a characteristic that strongly affects the activation of special abilities by the users, and exerts various abilities by putting the power of the Wonder Ride Book contained in the left shelf of the Seiken Swordriver. It is said to be particularly compatible with the story-based Wonder Ride Book.
- Ride Arm (ライドアーム Raido Āmu): The left arm. The exterior of the armor "Sword Robe" is laminated armor called "Page Armor" (ページアーマー Pēji Āmā), which is formed by stacking trained plate armor in multiple layers. As a result, it has acquired strong defense and the flexibility to follow various actions.
Appearances: Kamen Rider Saber Prologue
- Jaken Caliburdriver - Main transformation device as Calibur.
- Seiken Swordriver - Transformation device as Saber.
- Wonder Ride Books - Transformation trinkets.
- Hissatsuholder - Carrying straps for Wonder Ride Books
- Ankokuken Kurayami - Minor transformation device and personal weapon
- Kaenken Rekka - Former transformation device and personal weapon
- Storious: His ally and companion. Storious helped him to reach Avalon and helps him fulfill his plans.
- Legeiel: His ally and companion.
- Zooous: His ally and companion.
- Desast: His ally and companion; Daichi released him after 15 years of being imprisoned.
- Hayato Fukamiya/Previous Kamen Rider Calibur: A former comrade of Daichi's who took his sword becoming the new Calibur.
- Touma Kamiyama/Kamen Rider Saber: His successor and whom he saved 15 years ago. However, as Calibur, they had become enemies, as he tries to steal his powers for his plans. Upon Touma successfully gaining, and mastering, the power of the King of Arthur Wonder Ride Book, Calibur deems him as a major threat. Daichi later revealed that it was never his intention to pass down Saber's powers to Touma, and threatened to kill him should he stand in the way of his plans.
- Kento Fukamiya/Kamen Rider Espada: He doesn't seem to have a relationship with Kento, but he sees him as a threat to his plans. Kento always thought that the new Calibur was Hayato, though this was ultimately proven to be false.
- Rintaro Shindo/Kamen Rider Blades: Calibur sees him as an enemy seeing that he gets in his way when Rintaro tries to protect Touma.
- Ryo Ogami/Kamen Rider Buster: Ryo tried to find out about the betrayal without knowing that his old friend Hayato Fukamiya was not the current Calibur.
- Sophia: Both had a close relationship, upon discovering that it was not Hayato who betrayed the Sword of Logos, Daichi as Calibur tried to attack her, fortunately Ryo manages to save her.
- Tetsuo Daishinji/Kamen Rider Slash: One of the members of the Sword of Logos. They became enemies after Daichi's betrayal.
Behind the Scenes
- As with the naming scheme of all the Saber Riders, Calibur is named after Excalibur, a legendary holy sword most famously wielded by King Arthur.
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- It has been foreshadowed throughout the series that the current Kamen Rider Calibur wasn't Hayato Fukamiya, but actually Daichi Kamijo the entire time:
- This Calibur used a vocal modulator to disguise his voice, a similar practice used by Kuroto Dan in Ex-Aid & Gentoku Himuro in Build. Although Hayato was name dropped episode 5, Calibur continues to disguise his voice. Furthermore, this Calibur never acknowledged or explicitly referred himself to be Hayato even after the revelation.
- Production-wise, Hirayama is uncredited during his out-of-suit appearances with his actual face obscured and voice still disguised. In these appearances, he sports a shorter hair style and wears a business suit instead of the standard SoL uniform.
- He has a photo of Hayato, Sophia, and himself together, before closing the fold on the shot of himself, foreshadowing his true identity.
- In most of Kento Fukamiya's interactions with this Calibur, the latter would end up ignoring and violently pushing away Hayato's son, instead being fixated on Touma Kamiyama instead.
- The teaser for episode 10 would reveal the characters at shock upon realizing this Calibur is not Hayato. The aforementioned episode would reveal Daichi as the identity of the second Calibur.
- After his true identity is revealed, Calibur is the second Rider in the series whose first official onscreen transformation does not use the typical CGI background or effects of the series, instead going straight to its shortened version, the first being Kenzan.
- Even before his identity is revealed, Calibur still does not use the CGI background or effects during his transformation.
- Kamen Rider Calibur has some similarities with Kamen Rider Ryuga:
- Both of them are the dragon-themed dark counterparts of their respective main heroes.
- Both Calibur and Ryuga also have dark versions of their respective season's protagonist's powers. (Jaaku Dragon Wonder Ride Book and Dragblacker).
- He also parallels Kit Taylor, who first transforms into Kamen Rider Dragon Knight (the red dragon-themed knight, like Saber) and later transforms into Kamen Rider Onyx (the black dragon-themed knight, like Calibur).
- The visor of Calibur Jaou Dragon's helmet is quite similar to that of Kamen Rider Cross-Z, another Rider with a dragon as his motif.
- As a product of multiple Wonder Ride Books, Jaou Dragon's transformation page is the first to highlight(indirectly) the helmet/visor, as opposed to the arms or chest.
- As Calibur, Daichi is similar to Demonic General of Betrayal Galza from Mashin Sentai Kiramager, Saber's current Super Hero Time partner, as they betrayed the hero factions and instead joined with their respective show's villainous factions as one of their generals.
- "TV Asahi's page for Calibur Jaaku Dragon". https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/saber/rider/calibur/jaaku_dragon/stand.html.
- "TV Asahi's page for Calibur Jaou Dragon". https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/saber/rider/calibur/jaou_dragon/stand.html.
- "TV Asahi's page for Saber Brave Dragon". https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/saber/rider/saber/brave_dragon/stand.html.
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