|This article is about a/an villain in Kamen Rider, the original series.|
- Height: 193 cm
- Weight: 79kg
He was once an army officer of 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 the Shocker Leader and went to Japan founding Gelshocker. Becoming Leechameleon who has the ability to sucking blood by hugging humans thanks to his body tubes, using drained blood to revive Gelshocker monsters 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 Colonel 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
Leechameleon was revived as part of the Dai-Shocker remnant, Super Shocker. He was part of the group led by Colonel 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.
Let's Go Kamen Riders
In OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders after a Shocker Combatant found a Cell Medal dropped by Ankh, General Black presented it to the Shocker 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
History Modifying Machine
Shuriken Sentai Ninninger Vs. Kamen Rider Drive Spring Vacation One-Hour Combining Special
Leechameleon was brought back at some point by the Shocker Leader. A high-ranking member of the remnant Shocker in 2015, Leechameleon 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 Takaharu from pursuing "Doctor D" but is confronted by Kamen Rider Mach who, despite Leechameleon briefly eluding the four with his power of invisibility, forces him off. Soon after, Leechameleon has Turtle Bazooka bombard the research facility and destroy it, seemingly eliminating Aka Ninger and the Kamen Riders. However, when their survival is revealed after uniting with the other Ninningers, Leechameleon and Turtle Bazooka join with "Doctor D", who has transformed into Shocker Buruburu, to back him up along with his force of Shocker Combatants, Hitokarage, and Roidmude 076.
During the battle against the Ninningers and Kamen Riders, Leechameleon 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, Leechameleon tries to help Turtle Bazooka only for him to quickly be destroyed by his own blast, with Leechameleon being blown back by the explosion. Enraged, Leechameleon 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.
Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3
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 Shocker Leader in 1973, General Black is revived and is an executive of Shocker in the new present day.
To fool Yuto Sakurai/Kamen Rider Zeronos, he disguised himself as a butler of Takeshi Hongo named Tobei Tachibana. After Yuto found the History Modifying Machine was housing the Shocker Leader's spirit, General Black emerged into his true form.
D-Video: Kamen Rider 4
Due to the Shocker Scientists repairing the History Modifying Machine, Leechameleon 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. He was resurrected through the Modifying Machine only to be destroyed in the final loop by Faiz's Sparkle Cut.
Leechameleon was part of the endlessly reviving army of Shocker in the amusement park Game World. In his first known appearance, Leechameleon 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, Leechameleon was destroyed by the Giri Giri Critical Finish. Emerging as a result of Kuroto Dan's plot to revive himself, however, Shocker's forces would persistently attack, no matter how many times defeated, the Kamen Riders he had gathered for this purpose. 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.
As a chameleon monster, Leechameleon is able to disguise himself as another person.
Video game appearances
Kamen Rider Club
Kamen Rider video game
Leechameleon 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 monster which must defeat enemy Shocker monsters. If the player successfully passes the 8th round, the player's Shocker monster 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 Combatants to aid them. the player then must defeat Kamen Rider 1 before facing Kamen Rider 2.
All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation
Leechameleon 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 Leechameleon, 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).
In the movie's associated spin-offs, Shuriken Sentai Ninninger Vs. Kamen Rider Drive Spring Vacation One-Hour Combining Special and D-Video Special: Kamen Rider 4, Leechameleon 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 the Gelshocker Leader.
- Despite his original army being Gelshocker, whenever he reappears, he is usually associated with its predecessor, Shocker.
- Main article: General Black/Appearances