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

General Black (ブラック将軍 Burakku Shōgun) is a Gel-Shocker executive stationed in Africa with the ability to become a leech/chameleon monster named Hiruchameleon (ヒルカメレオン Hirukamereon).


  • Height: 193 cm
  • Weight: 79kg


Kamen Rider


He was once an army official of the former Imperial Russia who quickly rose to the position of General when he was still young due to his cruel but effective tactics while armed with a stick. Due to these tactics of torture and combat he struck fear into enemies and farmers of his country. After the fall of Imperial Russia, he was approached by the esoteric Buddhist group Geldam. Joining them, he went to Africa where he continued his terror campaign while keeping his uniform and position from the Russian army.


He was later contacted by Shocker's Great Leader and went to Japan founding Gel-Shocker. Becoming Hiruchameleon who has ability to sucking blood by hugging humans thanks to his body tubes, using drained blood to revive Gel-Shocker Kaijin who were already defeated by the Double Riders, throwing leeches which cause the target to follow his order, and able to turn himself become invisible. Later he fought the Double Riders on a roller coaster and was defeated by their Rider Double Chop when turning invisible after being weakened. He reverts to his human form cursing the Double Riders and exploded.


Along with Oberst Zol, Doctor Death, and Ambassador Hell. He was resurrected by Doktor G to initiate Operation: Japan Annihilation using a new toxic gas called Girard Gamma. His assignment is the Chugoku region. When Ambassador Hell is captured by V3, he states Ambassador Hell is useless and waited for Ambassador Hell's execution until Great Leader interferes, stating they cannot afford to lose even Ambassador Hell. He then carried out their mission and let V3 go as he pleased. He died with the other revived commanders when Destron's base accidentally self destructed.

Movie War 2010

Hiruchameleon was revived as part of the Dai-Shocker remnant, Super Shocker. He was part of the group led by Oberst Zol who witnessed the revival of the Super Crisis Fortress. When a newly revived Tsukasa, Natsumi, Yusuke, and Kaito arrived, he fought with Solospider against Yusuke as Kuuga but was quickly defeated. He was then destroyed alongside many Super Shocker monsters and soldiers by the four Riders' combined finishers. Kamen Rider Decade: The Last Story

Let's Go Kamen Riders

In OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders after a Shocker Grunt found a Cell Medal dropped by Ankh, General Black presented it to the Great Leader where it became the Shocker Core Medal and created the Shocker Greeed. He is later defeated against Kamen Rider OOO.

Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai

Hiruchamelon 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 Blade. Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai

History Modifying Machine

Shuriken Sentai Ninninger Vs. Kamen Rider Drive Spring Vacation One-Hour Combining Special

Hiruchameleon in Ninninger Vs Drive

Hiruchameleon appears to stop the Riders in their pursuit of Doctor D.

Hiruchameleon was brought back at some point by the Great Leader. A high-ranking member of the remnant Shocker in 2015, Hiruchameleon was present during the plot to use Roidmude 089, who had become the reincarnation of Shocker scientist Doctor D, as the History Modifying Machine to alter reality and ensure Shocker's victory.

He first appears in the ruined Eastern Kanto Institute of Science to stop Shinnosuke, Kiriko and TakaharuIcon-crosswiki from pursuing "Doctor D" but is confronted by Kamen Rider Mach who, despite Hiruchameleon briefly eluding the four with his power of invisibility, forces him off. Soon after, Hiruchameleon has Turtle Bazooka bombard the research facility and destroy it, seemingly eliminating AkaNinger and the Kamen Riders. However, when their survival is revealed after uniting with the other NinningersIcon-crosswiki, Hiruchameleon and Turtle Bazooka joins with "Doctor D", who has transformed into Shocker Buruburu, to back him up along with his force of Shocker Combatmen, HitokarageIcon-crosswiki, and Roidmude 076.

During the battle against the Ninningers and Kamen Riders, Hiruchameleon fights Mach alongside Turtle Bazooka. He has Turtle Bazooka fire at Mach with his bazooka, only for Mach use Mazarl Signal Exchange to clog Turtle Bazooka's cannon with cement. Putting both monsters into a panic, Hiruchameleon tries to help Turtle Bazooka only for him to quickly be destroyed by his own blast, with Hiruchameleon being blown back by the explosion. Enraged, Hiruchameleon warns Mach that he won't forget this, vowing that Shocker will reign supreme before he takes his leave. Shocker Buruburu is then destroyed, only for Kamen Rider 3 to reveal that 089's body was merely a test run for the History Modifying Machine as its true operation begins. Shuriken Sentai Ninninger Vs. Kamen Rider Drive Spring Vacation One-Hour Combining Special

Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3

GP-General Black

General Black in Super Hero Taisen GP

In the altered world created by the change to history involving Kamen Rider 3 appearing to destroy the Double Riders after their defeat of the Great Leader in 1973, General Black is revived and is an executive of Shocker in the new present day.


The Tobee disguise shows his true form

To fool Yuto Sakurai/Kamen Rider Zeronos, he disguised himself as a butler of Takeshi Hongo named Tobee Tachibana. After Yuto found the History Modifying Machine was housing the Great Leader of Shocker's spirit, General Black emerged into his true form.

During the Kamen Riders' final battle against Shocker, he is destroyed by Mach Dead Heat's Full Throttle. Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3

D-Video: Kamen Rider 4

Due to the Shocker Scientists repairing the History Modifying Machine, Hiruchameleon appeared again and attack the humans with Cheetahkatatsumuri and Arimammoth. During the second time loop he's mortally wounded by Drive's Type Technic Braver Full Throttle but survives long enough to kill Go Shijima from behind.Deathmatch! The Kamen Rider Died Three Times!! He was resurrected through the Modifying Machine only to be destroyed in the final loop by Faiz's Sparkle Cut.Duel! The True Identity of Shocker's Great Leader

Game World

Hiruchameleon was part of the endlessly reviving army of Shocker in the amusement park Game World. In his first known appearance, Hiruchameleon attacked Kamen Rider Ex-Aid under cloak but was fought off by Kiriya Kujo, who transformed into Kamen Rider Lazer Chambara Bike Gamer Level 3. Failing to overcome Lazer with his rapid strikes, Hiruchameleon was destroyed by the Giri Giri Critical Finish. Maze 1: Emu, is dead? Emerging as a result of Kuroto Dan's plot to revive himself, however, Shocker's forces would persistantly attack, no matter how many times defeated, the Kamen Riders he had gathered for this purpose. Maze 2: Escape Once the Game World was destroyed by Kazuma Kenzaki's Joker Undead power, the Shocker army was assembled one last time under Kamen Rider Genm Zombie Gamer and Totema, but was ultimately wiped out by Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Maximum Gamer Level 99 and the second Kamen Sentai Gorider. Maze 3: Gorider Forever


As a chameleon monster, Hiruchameleon is able to disguise as another person.

Video game appearances

Kamen Rider Club

Hiruchameleon appears as a boss of Shocker which is fought by the six Kamen Riders 1, 2, V3, X, Amazon, and Stronger in Kamen Rider Club.

Kamen Rider video game

Hiru Kameleon Saikyo Kaijin Form

Hiruchameleon Saikyo Kaijin Form.

Hiruchameleon is an unlockable character that appears in the PlayStation Kamen Rider video game. He is unlocked by completing the Kamen Rider Story mode. He is fought by the player in the "Kamen Rider Story". In the "Shocker Story" players play as Shocker kaijin which must defeat enemy Shocker kaijin. If player successfully passes the 8th round, the player's Shocker kaijin turns into Saikyō Kaijin (最強怪人) which is stronger and has a different appearance from his original form. The player can then upgrade his punching power, kicking power or both or can summon 6 Combatmen to aid them. the player then must defeat Kamen Rider 1 before facing Kamen Rider 2.

All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation

Hiruchameleon AKRG

Hiruchameleon in All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation.

Hiruchameleon appears as a monster in the video game All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation.

Behind the scenes


In Kamen Rider the original series, General Black was portrayed by Matasaburō Niwa (丹羽 又三郎 Niwa Matasaburō). As Hiruchameleon, he was voiced by Mahito Tsujimura (辻村 真人 Tsujimura Mahito). As the disguise of an unnamed Shocker prisoner, he is portrayed by Ryumei Azuma (東 龍明 Azuma Ryūmei).

When he returned in OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders, General Black was portrayed by Seizō Fukumoto (福本 清三 Fukumoto Seizō).

In Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3Icon-crosswiki, General Black was portrayed by Nobuhiko Takada (高田 延彦 Takada Nobuhiko). As the disguise of Tobee Tachibana, he is portrayed by Rakkyo Ide (井手 らっきょ Ide Rakkyo).

In the movie's associated spin-offs, Shuriken Sentai Ninninger Vs. Kamen Rider Drive Spring Vacation One-Hour Combining SpecialIcon-crosswiki and D-Video Special: Kamen Rider 4, Hiruchameleon was voiced by Ryokan Koyanagi (小柳 良寛 Koyanagi Ryōkan).


  • The medals on his chest were given to General Black by Nicolai Il and Gel-Shocker's Great Leader.
  • Despite his original army being Gel-Shocker, whenever he reappears, he is usually associated with its predecessor, Shocker.


Main article: General Black/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
Typhoon - Cyclone - New Cyclone - TriCyclone - Sky Cyclone - Neo Cyclone
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 - Ressha Sentai ToqgerIcon-crosswiki
Great Leader of Shocker
Colonel Zol - Doctor Shinigami - 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
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
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.