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This article is about a/an transformation device in Kamen Rider Gaim.

"Lock On!"
―Lockseed insertion announcement[src]

"Soda/Liquid!"
―Seaboll Compressor pushing announcement[src]

"(Energy Lockseed) Arms: (phrase/music)!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

"(Energy Lockseed) Squash!"
―Finisher announcement via one push[src]

"(Energy Lockseed) Sparking!"
―Finisher announcement via two pushes[src]

"Lock Off!"
―Deactivation announcement[src]

The Transformation Belt Genesis Driver (変身ベルト ゲネシスドライバー Henshin Beruto Geneshisu Doraibā) is the transformation belt for the New Generation Riders. It utilizes powerful artificial Lockseeds known as Energy Lockseeds (エナジーロックシード Enajī Rokkushīdo). Unlike the Sengoku Driver, the Genesis Drivers are not user-locked to its first user and the Genetic Ride Wear undersuits are programmed within the Energy Lockseeds rather than onto the Driver itself.

Broken Genesis Driver

A destroyed Genesis Driver

Unlike Sengoku Drivers, the Genesis Drivers have a built-in self destruct mechanism. This was to prevent anyone who owned a Genesis Driver to betray and attack Ryoma Sengoku while armed. For unknown reasons, he didn't feel that this was a need for the Sengoku Drivers, although it's likely that it was due to the Sengoku Drivers being weaker than Genesis Drivers.

Design

The Genesis Driver is composed of the following parts:

  • Seaboll Compressor (シーボルコンプレッサー Shīboru Konpuressā) - The handle. Pressing it into the Genesis Driver releases the Energy Lockseed's power and allows for transformation and deathblows.
  • Genesis Core (ゲネシスコア Geneshisu Koa) - A connecting terminal where Energy Lockseeds are inserted. Because plans to mass-produce the Sengoku Driver ran parallel to the Genesis Driver's production, it can be removed and attached to the Sengoku Driver.
  • Vascular Duct (バスキュラーダクト Basukyurā Dakuto) - A straw-like pipe that runs from the main body to the Concentrate Pod. It sends energy extracted from an inserted Energy Lockseed to the Concentrate Pod.
  • Concentrate Pod (コンセントレイトポッド Konsentraatio Poddo) - The clear cup-shaped energy pod located towards the bottom. It stores and stabilises any liquified energy extracted from an Energy Lockseed.
  • Lift-off Switch (リフトオフスイッチ Rifuto-ofu Suitchi) - A switch that releases the Genesis Driver from the user. Located on the right top section.

Functionality

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Genesis Driver's Concentrate Pod.

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Genesis Driver's Self-Destruct.

Like the Sengoku Driver, the Genesis Driver is usually only in its buckle form. If the user wants to use the belt, all they have to do is place it on their waist and a strap will automatically wrap around their body, fastening the belt.

The Genesis Driver possesses a self-destruct mechanism as a failsafe to prevent unwanted users from using the Genesis Driver. However, their Genesis Core Units remain functional as an independent unit and can be used as an extension of the Sengoku Drivers.

To transform, the user opens the lock on the Energy Lockseed, which causes a dimensional opening into the Helheim Forest to materialize above them and an Armor Part that corresponds to the Energy Lockseed used to appear from it. Afterwards, the user attaches the Energy Lockseed onto the belt's Genesis Core (ゲネシスコア Geneshisu Koa) and closes the lock. Finally, the user pushes the Seaboll Compressor (シーボルコンプレッサー Shīboru Konpuressā) juicer in, which extracts the juice from the Energy Lockseed itself through the Vascular Duct (バスキュラーダクト Basukyurā Dakuto) and into the glass-like Concentrate Pod (コンセントレイトポッド Konsentraatio Poddo) at the bottom, causing the Armor Part to fall on top of the user's head and the Driver to announce the Arms granted, along with its corresponding music (or in the Lemon Energy and Matsubokkuri Energy Lockseed's case, its corresponding phrase).

When the Seaboll Compressor is pushed in between one and two times, a Rider can activate a certain ability.

  • Once: The Squash (スカッシュ Sukasshu) function can either power up a Rider's Sonic Arrow for a Rider Slash or trigger an alternate finishing attack.
  • Twice: The Sparking (スパーキング Supākingu) function can either enhance a Rider's finishing attack to its full potential, allowing the user to initiate a Rider Kick when infused with the fruit-shaped/nut-shaped energy of their Arms, or temporarily convert the user's Armor Part into its original fruit/nut form to spin and use as a shield.

Users (chronological order)

User Kamen Rider Episode Obtained Episode Destroyed Description
Ryoma Sengoku
Kamen Rider Duke
Duke Gaiden




Kamen Rider Gaim: The Last Charge to the Stage

N/A

One of the original four Genesis Drivers. Possesses additional features. Was taken by Yoko Minato after his death.

Revived as Mecha Ryoma, he regains a Genesis Driver via Megahex, but it was later taken by Takatora after Ryoma's second demise.

Takatora Kureshima
Kamen Rider Zangetsu Shin (I)
New Generation of Riders Appear!




Kamen Rider Gaim: The Last Charge to the Stage

Baron's Ultimate Transformation




N/A

One of the four original Genesis Drivers, was later taken by Mitsuzane Kureshima.

Takatora regains a Genesis Driver after Mecha Ryoma's death.

Lock Dealer Sid
Kamen Rider Sigurd
New Generation of Riders Appear! Whereabouts of the Forbidden Fruit One of the four original Genesis Drivers, destroyed by Rosyuo.
Yoko Minato
Kamen Rider Marika
New Generation of Riders Appear!




Baron's Ultimate Transformation

Baron's Ultimate Transformation




N/A

One of the four original Genesis Drivers, destroyed by Ryoma Sengoku.

Later takes Ryoma's Driver after his death. Fate of this driver is unknown after Minato's death.

Alfred
Kamen Rider Tyrant
Baron Gaiden Baron Gaiden Given a boosted Genesis Driver with a prototype Dragonfruit Energy Lockseed. Was destroyed by Kaito Kumon.
Kaito Kumon
Kamen Rider Baron
Baron's Genesis Transformation! Baron's Ultimate Transformation




Genesis Core still functional, despite the driver being broken.

Spare Genesis Driver. Equipped with a Lemon Energy Lockseed that contains Baron's Ride Wear rather than Duke's Ride Wear. Was destroyed by Ryoma Sengoku, although the Genesis Core survived its destruction.

Mitsuzane Kureshima
Kamen Rider Zangetsu Shin (II)
The Betrayal of Zangetsu Baron's Ultimate Transformation

Taken from Takatora after the former is ambushed by Ryoma Sengoku. Was destroyed by Ryoma Sengoku later.

Peko
Kamen Rider Kurokage Shin
Golden Fruits Cup! Golden Fruits Cup! Used in a dream world. Ceased to exist when the world ends.

Genesis Core Unit

Genesis Core

Genesis Core Unit

Sengoku Driver + Genesis Core

Sengoku Driver with Genesis Core, replacing the Rider Indicator.

The central piece of the Genesis Driver is its Genesis Core Unit (ゲネシスコアユニット Geneshisu Koa Yunitto). As it is more advanced than the prototype drivers used in the Sengoku Driver, it can accept both normal Lockseeds and the Energy Lockseeds. The effect of using a Normal Lockseed and Energy Lockseed in conjunction creates a jinbaori-themed Jimber Armor Part, a mixture of both of the Lockseeds that make it up.

The Genesis Core Unit can be used alongside the Sengoku Driver by removing its Rider Indicator and attaching the unit in its place. Initially deemed as a reject prototype and failure, this configuration yields unexpected results, granting performance extremely similar to the standard Genesis Driver. Aside from this, it grants varying special abilities exclusive only to this configuration, which is sacrificed in the standard Genesis Driver for higher raw performance.

The known types of Genesis Core Units:

  • Prototype Genesis Core Units that were used for testing. Kugai Kudo managed to obtain one through unknown means. Kouta Kazuraba managed to get one, named the Core Slot and was noted to be weaker and a rejected prototype that was locked away.
  • Standard Genesis Core Units that come from the Genesis Drivers. These can be taken out and used in Sengoku Drivers with no known compatibility issues.

Users (chronological order)

User Kamen Rider Episode Obtained Episode Destroyed Description
Kugai Kudo
Kamen Rider Saver
Duke Gaiden Duke Gaiden Prototype Genesis Core Unit. Uses Regular Lockseeds instead of Energy Lockseeds. Was destroyed by Ryoma Sengoku along with its user.
Kouta Kazuraba
Kamen Rider Gaim
The Man Who Developed the Belts N/A

Prototype Genesis Core Unit, dubbed the "Core Slot". Weaker than the Cores present in the Genesis Driver, but allows the mixing of a normal Lockseed and Energy Lockseed, giving enhanced abilities instead of raw power performance. Given by DJ Sagara.

Zack
Kamen Rider Knuckle
Knuckle Gaiden N/A Genesis Core Unit only. Taken from Kaito's Genesis Driver by Peko, Zack uses it in conjunction with the Marron Energy Lockseed.

It is presumed to be stronger than Saver's Genesis Core Unit and the rejected, weaker "Core Slot" that Kouta Kazuraba used.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

The voice of the Genesis Driver, as well as the Sonic Arrow and the Energy Lockseeds, is provided by Shin-ichiro Miki (三木眞一郎 Miki Shin-ichirō), who is known for his role as Sieg in Kamen Rider Den-O. Amusingly enough, one of Miki's most iconic roles is Lockon Stratos (codename for both Dylandy twins) from Mobile Suit Gundam 00.

Notes

  • Unlike standard Lockseeds which are simply based on fruits, Energy Lockseeds are also based on the fruit's juices, as evidenced by the "Energy" part of the Lockseed and the "SODA" transformation announcement. Another version of the "SODA" announcement is later used in future releases of Gaim-related media.
  • Coincidentally, all the Energy Lock Seeds shown in the TV show are flavors of Ramune Soda. This makes the phrase a double wordplay pun on "Sou da" (そうだ), a phrase used to confirm understanding or agreement on something and the English word "Soda" (ソーダ Sōda), a term for soda pop or cola beverages.
    • When Peko uses a Genesis Driver in conjunction with a Matsubokkuri Energy Lockseed, the Driver instead declares "LIQUID", possibly due to the fact juice cannot be extracted from pinecones. It should be noted that the Deluxe Genesis Driver toy also announces "LIQUID" whenever a non-Energy Lockseed is used with it.
  • Unlike the Sengoku Driver, Genesis Drivers don't have Rider Indicators nor do they possess the DNA-lock mechanism. The Genetic Ride Wear is also programmed into the Energy Lockseed.
  • For whatever reason, Genesis Drivers also lack an Au Lait function.
    • Given the Soda-theme of Genesis Drivers, it can be presumed the Au Lait function was excluded on account of how soda is rarely if ever enjoyed with milk, "au lait" being French for "with milk".

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