|This article is about a/an monster in Kamen Rider, the original series.|
Shiomaneking (シオマネキング Shiomanekingu, 72 & 73) - A powerful fiddler crab monster engineered by Shocker. He was in charge of protecting a secret base in Japan's Kii Peninsula. Even after his original defeat, Fiddler Crabking returns as a member of various Shocker remnant factions even in modern productions and also as one of the soldiers of the Kingdom of the Dead, the Badan Empire. Dai-Shocker had multiple copies of this cyborg working for them.
After the destruction of Mosquilas, stopping Ambassador Hell's plans in the Kii Peninsula, Fiddler Crabking was placed in charge of the operations there in order to defeat the Riders in a future encounter due to its superior combat power.
Fiddler Crabking kidnaps Professor Sakai, Japan's great oceanographer, whose skills Ambassador Hell intended to use to build a giant underwater city, monopolizing the oceanic resources of the region. Due to Sakai's refusal to work for Shocker, Fiddler Crabking proceeds to kidnap his wife, Keiko, and son, Masao, in order to threaten him into cooperating, but during that operation, he comes into battle against Kazuya Taki and Takeshi Hongo. Rider 1 avoids his flammable spit and forces Fiddler Crabking to retreat. However, soon afterward, they successfully manage to kidnap Sakai's family and Taki. Rider 1 sees them escaping in a boat, and quickly goes after them in a sea pursuit.
While Hongo confronts Fiddler Crabking, Ambassador Hell, and various Shocker Combatants, Hayato Ichimonji saves the hostages, joining the battle afterward. Fiddler Crabking's pincer claw manages to strangle Rider 2, but he's soon rescued by Rider 1. Afterward, Rider 2 turns around the battle, and he is heavily wounded by Rider 1's and Rider 2's Rider Throw and Rider Double Kick. Although he is not quite destroyed by those attacks, Fiddler Crabking's flammable foam goes out of control, covering its body in it that soon becomes a large fireball.
Kamen Rider V3
Later revived as part of the Revived Shocker Monsters (再生ショッカー怪人 Saisei Shokkā Kaijin, 27 & 28) to assist Quoit Stag beetle. Fiddler Crabking's physical power isn't even close to V3's strength in their initial matchup. However, he eventually sacrifices himself to capture V3 who had invaded a Destron base.
Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker
Dai-Shocker built multiple Fiddler Crabkings, which were deployed together in the final battle in the World of Decade, where Dai-Shocker's main army was wiped out by a gathering of 25 Kamen Riders. They're defeated in battle by Kamen Riders Black RX, Hibiki, and Kabuto, and one of them is destroyed while attempting to protect Squidevil.
OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders
In the 1971 timeline, Fiddler Crabking returns as a revived monster. When the heroes and Shocker went after a Cell Medal, Nokko tries to save Naoki and Mitsuru, but Fiddler Crabking appears and cuts Naoki's hand, telling them to give him the medal. Bearded Dragon Man joins him, but soon they face Riders 1 and 2. Rider 2 destroys Fiddler Crabking with a Rider Kick. However, they're eventually unable to recover the medal. Due to the change in history caused by Ankh leaving an O Medal behind in 1971, Shocker achieved its goal of world dominion with the Shocker Greeed which defeated the Double Riders. A once again revived Fiddler Crabking was among the many monsters who appear under Shocker's command in the future. During Kamen Rider OOO's failed execution, Fiddler Crabking was slashed by Eiji and swarmed by civilians, who beat him up.
Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai
Fiddler Crabking was one of the soldiers of the Badan Empire, the Kingdom of the Dead. He is part of Badam's initial incursion to the surface but does not manage to do much against Kamen Rider Gaim. He is later seen in Badan's underground city alongside the other forces. Fiddler Crabking resurfaces again during the final clash between Badan and the Riders, taking on Kamen Rider Agito. Near the ending of the battle, Fiddler Crabking appears alongside some Badan Combatroids and Shocker Combatants against Rider 1 when he is shot by Right from the ToQgers, disappearing from the battle afterward.
Super Hero Taisen GP
Through an alteration to history rewritten by Shocker's History Modifying Machine, Fiddler Crabking is among the many monsters that serve the evil organization that rules the world in this alternate timeline created by Kamen Rider 3's assassination of the Double Riders in 1973. During the final battle against the Kamen Riders, Fiddler Crabking is part of the group that kills Kamen Rider Mach, but he's soon destroyed by OOO's Tatoba Kick.
Fiddler Crabking makes his appearance emerging from the sea onto a beachfront where he is met by three of the Zyuohgers: Yamato Kazakiri/Zyuoh Eagle, Sela/Zyuoh Shark, and Leo/Zyuoh Lion, the latter two having tracked his malicious presence which they detected through their natural instinct as Zyumans. Realizing that they had the power to find him, Fiddler Crabking surmised that the trio would serve as excellent templates for Shocker to create cyborgs. Assumed by the Zyuohgers to be one of their common enemy, the Deathgaliens, Fiddler Crabking corrects them by introducing himself before proceeding to attack the Zyuohgers, leading them to transform only to be interrupted by the arrival of Takeru Tenkuji, who was pursuing Fiddler Crabking himself.
Fiddler Crabking is engaged by Takeru who transforms into Kamen Rider Ghost, first adopting his default Ore Damashii before successively overwhelming him in Newton, Edison, and Musashi Damashii. This is followed by the three Zyuohgers who transform and attack Fiddler Crabking themselves, with his appearance at this point being discovered by the Deathgalien aboard the Sagittari Ark, with their master regarding the Shocker cyborg as an interesting addition to the Blood Game. Beaten back by the Zyuohgers' Instinct Awakened modes, Fiddler Crabking is ultimately defeated by the combined finishers of Ghost Grateful Damashii and Zyuoh Eagle now as Zyuoh Gorilla, praising the Shocker army as he falls. However, with Deathgalien's Master Ginis wishing to continue the battle, Fiddler Crabking is revived through a Continue Medal infused with Ginis' cells provided by Nalia who shoves it down his throat while voicing her uncertainty that the process will even work on him, Fiddler Crabking not being of the Deathgalien. Nevertheless, it is successful and Fiddler Crabking grows to gigantic proportions, leaving the Zyuohgers to face him using their Zyuoh Cubes, summoning Cubes Gorilla, Shark, and Lion to form ZyuohWild 6*2*3. Fiddler Crabking is soon enough blasted back by ZyuohWild's Wild Cannon before being finally finished by the Wild Rocket Knuckle attack, vowing that Shocker will rise again as he is destroyed.
Kamen Rider 1
Fiddler Crabking is part of a Shocker force that attempts to capture Mayu Tachibana, but Nova Shocker troops get in the way. Fiddler Crabking is not a match to Buffal, but still manages to keep him busy for a while. Eventually, Kamen Rider Ghost and Takeshi Hongo join the battle too, rescuing Mayu. Later, Fiddler Crabking protests about how half of the soldiers left Shocker for Nova Shocker, being ashamed to face Ambassador Hell when he returns from the dead. Later, Fiddler Crabking leads another force to capture Mayu again, but the Power Up Kamen Rider 1 stands in his way. Fiddler Crab King is ultimately defeated by Kamen Rider 1's Rider Kick, exploding and disappearing on a river.
Video game appearances
Kamen Rider Club
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Powers and Abilities
Fiddler Crabking can emit a flammable foam from his mouth, has a claw for his left hand, and can swim well. Outside of water, its physical abilities are below the final forms of Riders 1 and 2's during the original series, being unable to match them in direct hand to hand combat, aside from its pincer claw. Its claw is strong enough Rider 2 is unable to break its hold by himself. Underwater, however, Fiddler Crabking easily breaks free from Rider 1 and escapes from him.
In its modern appearances, Fiddler Crabking's flammable spit is a long-range high-pressure blast that instantly explodes upon touching its target, rather than the shorter range spit from the original series, that also took longer before bursting into flames.
- Astonishingly, Fiddler Crabking was able to grow to gigantic proportions through the use of a Continue Medal. Ultimately, however, Fiddler Crabking fared no better against the Zyuohgers Zyuoh Cubes than the average Player.
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Behind the Scenes
- In OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders, Fiddler Crabking was voiced by Hisafumi Oda (小田久史 Oda Hisafumi) and portrayed by suit actor Fumiya Touei (藤榮 史哉 Tōei Fumiya).
- In Zyuohger, Fiddler Crabking was voiced by Tomokazu Seki (関 智一 Seki Tomokazu) and portrayed by suit actor Hiroyuki Muraoka (村岡 弘之 Muraoka Hiroyuki).
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