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James Trademore, nicknamed JTC, is a hacker and UFO specialist who is wanted by the US government for stealing some of their files. During his time with Xaviax, he was the alien warlord's most trusted and valued ally and he often used his charisma to manipulate people for his own purposes. He was approached by Xaviax who reveals himself to be an alien to James and breaks him out of jail. James joined up with Xaviax to be on the winning side, as well as knowing the truth, and becomes "Kamen Rider Strike" armed with a cobra Advent Deck.
When Xaviax found out that Camo and Torque were fighting each other, he ordered Strike to send Thrust to take care of Wing Knight. Kamen Rider Strike then oversaw the fight between Wing Knight and Thrust, until a fight between Torque and Camo occurred.
In Brad's flashback, Strike was summoned by a disguised Xaviax to show Brad the kind of power he could have by joining Xaviax's club. Strike demonstrated this power by easily destroying two of Xaviax's Newt monsters. He is later revealed to be the man who has been contacting Maya and providing her with special top-secret information, regarding the missing people incidents and the Mirror Monsters. James would eventually show up in person to visit Maya. Under the scheme of Xaviax, Maya will lead the other Kamen Riders to Sting, believing that he will think they are aliens and vent them. He is later sent by Xaviax to fight and vent Drew for his disloyalty. He even went after Kit who managed to evade him.
James later engaged Drew in battle. Though he is hit by Drew's Final Vent, Strike survives and uses his Final Vent to send Kamen Rider Thrust to the Advent Void. He and Venosnaker briefly engaged Kamen Rider Dragon Knight and Dragredder before leaving. James later took on Drew again. James counter Drew's Final Vent and then uses his Final Vent to send Drew to the Advent Void. James then claimed Drew's Advent Deck.
He briefly fought Kamen Rider Sting before Kamen Rider Dragon Knight and Kamen Rider Wing Knight appeared. Later, Maya arranged another meeting with James. When Kit, Len, and Chris arrive at the area where James is supposed to meet, James is then abducted by a Minion. James as Kamen Rider Strike attacked Kamen Rider Sting while Kamen Rider Dragon Knight and Kamen Rider Wing Knight fought the Minion. Learning a training move from Len, Chris ends up catching Kamen Rider Strike off guard. Just then, Kamen Rider Dragon Knight and Kamen Rider Wing Knight end arriving causing Kamen Rider Strike to retreat. Later, James is introduced to the Cho Brothers in their Kamen Rider Axe and Kamen Rider Spear form immediately approving Xaviax's new Riders. After the Cho Brothers confront Kit, Len and Chris, James ambushes Len and Chris, backing Len into a corner to be vented. However, Chris takes the attack in Len's place and gets vented instead of him. Before their confrontation, James asked the Cho Brothers to stall but not vent Dragon Knight. James later called up Maya telling her that Kit's dad is at Rosedale Industrial Park. This proves unsuccessful as him and Axe are thrown out of the room via a mirror and Spear ended up vented.
Afterwards, he tries to console Danny for his loss. Temporarily ditching his snake-like personality, he tries to reason with Danny saying that he can not beat Xaviax and does not want him vented. He reveals that his brother was put in prison for something he did not do, but being stubborn made him end up staying in jail longer than he should have. Danny, though he listens to the argument, claims its pointless without Albert and does not care. JTC attacks but spares him, hoping he will come to his senses knowing full well that he cannot fight three Riders at once.
However, Danny continues to rebel against Xaviax forcing JTC to interrupt the fight and vent him despite the fact that Axe would vent Dragon Knight given the chance and they would not be at such a disadvantage. He returns to Xaviax who declares fair game on Kit and introduces him to Kamen Rider Wrath. With Xaviax, who fuses with Wrath's body, the both of them start their assault by holding Lacey and Trent hostage and later fighting Len and Kase, who manage to escape. Soon enough, they find and ambush Kit, who had just escaped the No-Men. Before James vents him, Len and Kase stop the both of them, getting away when Maya blocked their exit window.
Xaviax later uses his abilities to give JTC's Advent Deck more power. JTC later steals the Advent Decks of Kamen Rider Thrust and Kamen Rider Sting. During his fight with Kit and Len, he reveals his Advent Deck's upgrade to control more than one Advent Beast when he takes control of Metalgelas and Evildiver before merging them with Venosnaker to form Cerebeast. To keep the Kamen Riders from using their Final Vent on Wrath, Kamen Strike summons his three Advent Beasts to attack Dragon Knight and Wing Knight. Strike then uses his Final Vent on Siren.
Dragon Knight later fights Strike until Wing Knight arrives and activates his Survive Mode. This puts JTC on the run as he calls for Xaviax. Both Kamen Riders collide their Final Vents, but Wing Knight's Final Vent was strong enough to send Kamen Rider Strike to the Advent Void, making him the ninth Kamen Rider to be vented. Len then claims Strike's Advent Deck and reclaims the Thrust and Sting decks (and assumingly the Torque deck). During the Epilogue, Eubulon rescued JTC from the Advent Void and erased his memories returning him to his normal life.
Kamen Rider Strike is a close-range fighter armed with a cobra-like scepter and is cunning in battle. He is one of the more successful Riders, venting more Riders than anyone else thus far. However, he chooses his battles carefully, not wanting to fight at a clear disadvantage. Xaviax manages to upgrade the Strike deck to include two empty contract cards and captures Metalgelas and Evildiver to allow him to use Thrust and Sting's Advent Cards as well as having the Unite Vent card to fuse them into the powerful Genocider.
Kamen Rider Strike
James can transform into Kamen Rider Strike using his Advent Deck and V Buckle upon forming a contract with Venosnaker. His Visor is a scepter named the Venovisor. Strike's kicking power and running speed are identical to Dragon Knigth's, while his jump punching power and jump height are slightly higher.
Through the use of his Sword Vent Advent Card, Strike can arm himself with the Veno Saber, a sword derived from Venosnaker's tail.
Takeshi later forms additional contracts with Evildiver and Metalgelas after the Riders they were previously contracted to, Sting and Thrust. This enables to to use all of Sting and Thrust's Advent Cards. Thus, he is able to arm himself with Sting's Evil Whip, a whip derived from Evildiver's tail, and Thrust's Metal Horn, a gauntlet derived from Metalgelas' head. Strike is also able to perform the Riders' respective finishers.
By using Venosnaker's Final Vent, Strike can execute his primary finisher, the Veno Crash , in which Strike runs toward the opponent with Venosnaker slithering behind him before jumping into the air. Venosnaker then spits a stream of venom at Strike, propelling him into a flying bicycle kick that strikes the enemy. By using Evildiver's Final Vent, Strike can execute Sting's finisher, Hide Venom, in which he rides on Evildiver's back and rams into the enemy. By using Metalgelas' Final Vent, Strike can execute Thrust's finisher, Heavy Pressure, which equips him with the Metal Horn if he does not already possess it. Strike next grabs into Metalgelas' head with his legs and points the Metal Horn in front of him. Metalgelas then runs into the enemy, resulting in Strike striking it with the Metal Horn.
By using the Unite Vent Advent Card, Strike can combine Venosnaker, Evildiver, and Metalgelas into Cerebeast. This grants Sting another Final Vent, which Strinke uses to perform his strongest finisher, Doomsday: A hole leading to a void opens on Genociders's chest, creating a vortex that begins sucking surrounding objects into it. Ouja then delivers a corkscrew kick to the opponent, pushing them into the vortex and thus into the void, completing destroying the enemy.
- Advent Deck - Transformation device and Advent Card holder
- V Buckle - Transformation belt
- Advent Cards - Trinkets that enable a Rider to summon Contract Monsters, access equipment, and use special abilities
- Venovisor - Strike's Visor that enables him to use Advent Cards
- Advent Cycle - Motorcycle used by any Rider to enter the Mirror World
Behind the scenes
James Trademore is portrayed by Scott Bailey ,who also played Pryce in the same series,in kamen Rider Dragon Knight video Game his voiced is played by Kaiji Tang,who also is the voiced Brad Barrett in the same Video game.
In the Japanese dub, he is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita (杉田 智和 Sugita Tomokazu),who in Kamen Rider Kiva is the voiced of three in Kivat-Bat family Kivat-Bat the 3rd, the 2nd, and the 4th ,later in Saraba Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown his voiced played Shadow Imagin ,Ultraman Ginga in Ultraman Ginga also Demushu in Kamen Rider Gaim ,and Kamen Rider Ginga's and Gingadriver masked voice in Kamen Rider Zi-O.
- When JTC was Strike he vented the most riders with a record of five.
- He is also the only rider to vent two riders in one episode.
- In the Japanese Dub of Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight: he was dubbed by Tomokazu Sugita.
- As Strike was the one who vented Siren, it is a rather ironic twist as in Kamen Rider Ryuki: Episode Final Kamen Rider Femme (Siren's counterpart) was ironically the one to kill Kamen Rider Ouja (Strike's counterpart).
- Strike was the only Kamen Rider not to have an episode named after him ( in the form of " Kamen Rider ______ " )
- Takeshi Asakura - Kamen Rider Ryuki's counterpart
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