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This article is about a/an monster in Kamen Rider Drive.

"Heh, Japan's Kamen Rider is no big deal!"
―Gunman's overview for Drive as Japan's Kamen Rider.[src]

Roidmude 017 (ロイミュード017 Roimyūdo Zero Ichi Nana), originally a Plain Bat Type (バット型 Batto-gata) combatman Roidmude, was one of the Roidmudes to attack during the Global Freeze. He later evolved into the Advanced Gunman Roidmude (ガンマンロイミュード Ganman Roimyūdo).

Profile

  • Motif basis:
    • Plain: Bat
    • Advanced: Western bounty hunter
  • Human form/synchronize: Gunman (ガンマン Ganman)/Gaff (ガフ Gafu)
  • Destroyed by: Kamen Rider Mach's Kick Macher (first body), Kamen Rider Mach Kaksarn's Hit Macher (second body), Kamen Rider Mach Magarl's Zenrin Shooter (Core)

Character History

He used the name Gaff when he was a member of American Mafia, and killed one of Go Shijima's best friend, Ethan Woodward. Kamen Rider Drive: ~Mach Saga~

Before his appearance in the show, it appears he had prior experience with Kamen Rider Mach in America, as he refers to Drive as "Japan's Kamen Rider". Gunman, along with his "little brother" 018, began a ring of creating devices that artificially create Heavy Acceleration surges, allowing those who pay the price to do whatever they wish of them. He first appeared against Drive to help cover one of his clients, a victim of a landshark who sought revenge against him, fighting Drive as Type Technic into a standstill, fleeing the scene, knocking down Drive with a quick spray of bullets beforehand.

He then corners Shinnosuke and Go in a hail of gunfire right after the two Riders and Genpachiro found out that his client and himself were not the same person, and fought Drive as Type Speed, and held his own against the Rider until Go makes a extravagent entrance as Kamen Rider Mach, and effortlessly handles Gunman, and lands a Kick Macher on the Roidmude, though Gunman was saved by Medic, treating him to full health, allowing him to introduce his "younger brother" to the Roidmude heads. Where Did That White Kamen Rider Come From?

While Mashin Chaser made them his guards, Gunman and 018 continue their black market business to three robbers despite having been taken down by Mach. Using their information, Go/Mach infiltrates the Roidmude siblings' base and the three Roidmudes pursue him until Drive and Kiriko came to his aid. Go transformed into Mach and finished the Roidmude siblings easily along with their Cores. Why Won't My Little Brother Put On the Brakes?

Post-mortem

The 108 Roidmudes' fragmented data would lead to the emergence of the amalgamation Roidmude 5886. Kamen Rider Drive Saga: Kamen Rider Heart

Personality

017 is a stern-minded Roidmude, carrying himself with an air of seriousness, which comes in hard contrast with his hammy little brother. Despite this, he seemed to have a close sibling relationship with his brother.

Forms

Core (017)

The Core is the basic essence or 'soul' of the Roidmude. 017's Core survived his first destruction at the hands of Kamen Rider Mach thanks to Medic, who restored him to full health. Where Did That White Kamen Rider Come From? He was later permanently destroyed alongside his "little brother" 018, having already had their bodies destroyed by Mach's Kaksarn-influenced Hit Macher, who followed it up with an Magarl-influenced shot from the Zenrin Shooter which intercepted their Cores before they could escape. Why Won't My Little Brother Put On the Brakes?


Roidmude 017

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  • Height: 210 cm
  • Weight: 97 kg
Powers and Abilities
Heavy Acceleration
The signature ability of the Roidmude is to somehow slow down the movement of surrounding objects', including that of humans, with their unaffected consciousness aware of their impass during this time. One can be protected by the Heavy Acceleration effect by carrying Shift Cars or Signal Bikes on their person.
Advanced Camouflage
Roidmudes can generate disguises through film-layers around their body that function similar to the cerebral cortex.
Energy Attack
Plain Roidmudes all have machine-gun-like fingers from which they can fire energy bullets. This feature is forsaken for greater power upon evolution into an Advanced Roidmude.
Data Mimicry
Roidmudes can transform their bodies into data to travel within the electricity/cyberspace while in their Core modes. They can as well temporarily morph their bodies into data to easily phase through solid objects.
Flight
Bat Type Plain Roidmudes have the power to form wings from their back, allowing them to fly. This feature is forsaken for greater power upon evolution into an Advanced Roidmude.

Gunman Roidmude

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  • Height: 208 cm
  • Weight: 119 kg
Powers and Abilities
Heavy Acceleration
The signature ability of the Roidmude is to somehow slow down the movement of surrounding objects', including that of humans, with their unaffected consciousness aware of their impass during this time. One can be protected by the Heavy Acceleration effect by carrying Shift Cars or Signal Bikes on their person.
Advanced Camouflage
Roidmudes can generate disguises through film-layers around their body that function similar to the cerebral cortex.
Data Mimicry
Roidmudes can transform their bodies into data to travel within the electricity/cyberspace while in their Core modes. They can as well temporarily morph their bodies into data to easily phase through solid objects.
Arsenal
Emperor 17 (エンペラー17 Enperā Jūnana)
The Emperor 17 is his magnum-like weapon and Gunman's main method of combat, making him a more long ranged opponent, though he's not too terrible at close-range fighting. With the Emperor 17, he can also charge up his shots to boost their firepower. However, like all guns, the Emperor 17 has a finite amount of ammo.

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Gunman and his human form was played by Bernard Ackah, who previously played Caitsìth in Kamen Rider Wizard. His suit actor is Kazuya Okada (岡田 和也 Okada Kazuya).

Conception

Concept art of Gunman

Gunman Roidmude was designed by Takayuki Takeya, who designed all of the Roidmudes in Kamen Rider Drive.

Notes

The Seeker Roidmude

  • 017 is the first Roidmude onscreen to not evolve into an inanimate object-themed Advanced Roidmude form.
  • The Gunman Roidmude's costume would be modified to create the Seeker Roidmude.


Appearances

References

External Links

Icon-drive.png Kamen Rider Drive
Kamen Riders
TV Series: Shinnosuke Tomari - Go Shijima - Chase - Tenjuro Banno - Kamen Rider Mach Production Model (Jun Honganji, Genpachiro Otta)
Movie/Special/Stageshow-exclusive: Zoruku Tojo - Kyoichiro Kuroi - Kamen Rider 4 - Paradox Roidmude - Heart - Brain
Special Investigation Unit
Shinnosuke Tomari - Kiriko Shijima - Krim Steinbelt - Jun Honganji - Genpachiro Otta - Rinna Sawagami - Kyu Saijo

Unofficial Members: Roidmude 072 - Go Shijima - Chase - Mitsuhide Nira (defected)

Other allies
Akira Hayase - Harley Hendrickson - Kyoichiro Kuroi - Eisuke Tomari - Eiji Tomari - Ninningers - Ryu Terui - Takumi Inui - Yuto Sakurai - Sakuya Tachibana - Kamen Rider Blade - Kamen Rider Chalice - Kamen Rider Leangle
Roidmudes
Creator: Tenjuro Banno

Generals: Heart - Brain - Chase (defected) - Medic - Freeze - Krim Steinbelt (copy) - Roidmude 005 - Roidmude 006 - Tornado - Paradox


Minor Advanced Roidmudes: Reaper Legion - Iron Roidmude - Paint Roidmude - Crush Roidmude - Scooper Roidmude - Volt Roidmude - Gunman Roidmude - Voice Roidmude - Judge Roidmude - Shoot Roidmude - Shocker Buruburu - Angel Roidmude


Fusion Evolved State: Sword Roidmude - Seeker Roidmude - Open Roidmude - Cook Roidmude - Thief Roidmude


Unofficial: Mitsuhide Nira - Sigma Circular

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