|This article is about a monster in Kamen Rider, the original series.|
|"Kamen Riders...must be erased!"|
Ganikoumoru (ガニコウモル, Ganikōmoru, 78-80) - It was initially a mysterious crab/bat monster which appeared during Shocker's last days, foreshadowing the rise of a new threat. Ganikoumoru was the only Geldam monster that actually appeared in the series, before the organization became the new leadership of Gel Shocker.
- 1 Character History
- 2 Video game appearances
- 3 Abilities
- 4 Behind the scenes
- 5 Notes
- 6 Appearances
Ganikoumoru faces Kamen Rider 1 several times as a mysterious opponent, denying to be a Shocker monster. He also tells Hongo about the Shocker monster he looking for is Unidogma. After destroying Unidogma, Hongo is left with a sense of unease concerning the mysterious new monster. The Shocker Leader reveals Ganikoumoru's image to Jigoku Taishi only to tell the commander that he is not his concern. 「The Terrifying Unidogma + Ghost Monsters」
After Shocker is destroyed and Gel Shocker arises, Ganikoumoru kills the remaining of Shocker Combatmen who try to escape before facing Rider 1 once again. In a desperation move, Kamen Rider 1 goes against its flight attack in mid-air, both crashing into each other, creating an explosion that seemingly engulfs both.
After its initial defeat to Rider 1, Ganikoumoru is revived by Gel Shocker. The only visual difference is the yellow boots, while the original had black ones. He was able to disguise himself as General Black and uses that ability to attract and engage Kamen Rider 1 and Kazuya Taki in combat once again. Ganikoumoru is destroyed when Kamen Rider 1 throws him from the top of an aerial tramway. However, later it's revealed he just baits for Kamen Rider 1 from Hilchameleon and he tries to prevent Hongo from transforming.
Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker
Ganikoumoru reappears as Dai-Shocker's monster. Like Siomaneking, even though the original one unique, Dai-Shocker seems to have multiples of them. One is destroyed by Kamen Rider Diend's Dimensional Shoot alongside Leiurus Acutia and Longhorn Orphnoch when they attempt to protect General Jark, but more can be seen in Dai-Shocker's army during its final battle. Ganikoumorus are seen facing Rider 1, Super-1, Blade, Kabuto, and Den-O. One of them is destroyed alongside Ika Devil by Decade, Diend, and Den-O. 「Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker」
Let's Go Kamen Riders
Due to a 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, and new members from the various groups that would have manifested in the normal timeline after Shocker's destruction. Ganikoumoru was among the many monsters who were part of this alliance. He had a human form and acted as a member of the Shocker police. When 1 and 2 revealed their ruse, he catches Mitsuru and gets attacked by civilians. Later, when the riders united against Shocker, he along with Ika Devil and Garagaranda was destroyed by Kamen Rider Den-O Climax Form's Boistous Slash and Kamen Rider New Den-O's Counter Slash. 「OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders」
Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai
Ganikoumoru was resurrected as part of the revived Badan Empire. When the 15 Heisei Riders and 15 Showa Riders joined forces to defeat Badan, he was seen fighting Kuuga. 「Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai」
Kamen Rider 1
Ganikoumoru is a member of the remnant Shocker in 2016. He defects to the "stronger team" of Nova Shocker and leads them to where a revived Jigoku Taishi is trying to extract the Alexander Eyecon from Mayu Tachibana but is ultimately destroyed by the Powered Up Kamen Rider 1's Rider Punch during the ensuing fight. 「Kamen Rider 1 (film)」
Video game appearances
Kamen Rider Club
Kamen Rider video game
Ganikoumoru is one of several default playable characters that appear in the PlayStation Kamen Rider video game. He is fought by the player in the "Kamen Rider Story" on stage 7. In the "Shocker Story" players able upgrade him into Saikyō Kaijin (最強怪人). The player then must defeat Kamen Rider 1 before facing Kamen Rider 2.
Ganikoumoru is able to fly, and its power and reflexes initially surpass Kamen Rider 1's. He is even able to withstand a crash attack from Kamen Rider 1's New Cyclone. It's able to spit a thick smoke that can turn its target into dust.
Behind the scenes
- In OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders, his suit actor was Kazuya Okada (岡田 和也, Okada Kazuya).
- In Kamen Rider 1 (film), Ganikoumoru was voiced by Tomokazu Seki (関 智一, Seki Tomokazu)
- He is the first and the only monster so far who appears from its own group.
- In Kamen Rider: Rider 3 vs. The Demon of General Black, his debut appearance is much different from the TV series and was been called Ganikoumoru (カニコウモリ, Kanikoumori) by General Black.
- Kamen Rider
- Episode 78: The Terrifying Unidogma + Ghost Monsters
- Episode 79: Jigoku Taishi!! The Terrifying True Form?
- Episode 80: Gel Shocker's Debut! The Last Day of Kamen Rider!!
- Episode 97: Takeshi Hongo, Cannot Transform!!
- Kamen Rider X
- Episode 27: Special Edition, Full Force of Five Riders!! (archive footage only)
- Kamen Rider 1 Through RX: Big Gathering (archive footage only)
- Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker
- OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders
- Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai
- Kamen Rider 1