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"Long live the Shocker army!"
―Jigoku Taishi's last words[src]

Jigoku Taishi/Garagaranda (地獄大使/ガラガランダ Jigoku Taishi/Garagaranda) is an executive member from Shocker's branch in Southeast Asia. His true name was Damon according to Kamen Rider Spirits.


Kamen Rider

Hell takes command of Japan's branch after Dr. Shinigami's leaves for South America. Hell captures the Rider's friends and calls out Kamen Rider 1 and becomes his Inhumanoid form, Garagaranda, a rattlesnake monster able to use his whip arm as a weapon, similar to the whip he uses normally. He also has the ability to burrow underground. While Kazuya Taki frees their friends, Rider 1 engages Hell in combat. He then manages to use his Rider Kick on Garagaranda reverting him back to his human form. He curses the Rider and screams to Shocker's perseverance before he explodes and the Shocker Leader disbands Shocker.


"Forgive me! Kill me...along with him! Kill Rider V3!"
―Hell's wishes to Doctor G and three other revived commanders[src]

Jigoku Taishi in V3

Along with Colonel Zol, Dr. Shinigami, and General Black. He was resurrected by Doctor G to initiate Operation: Japan Annihilation using a new toxic gas called Girard Gamma. His assignment is Kyushu. When he went to the dungeon, he orders the guard to let him take a look inside V3's prison once more only to captured by V3. Later Doctor G and other revived commanders come to the dungeon and angered to see he is captured by V3 stating he is useless. He apologies to Doctor G and other revived commanders and asked them to execute himself alongside V3 until Great Leader interference stating they cannot afford to lose even Jigoku Taishi when carried out their mission and let V3 go as he pleases. He becomes V3's hostage until getting to safety and lets him go back to Destron's base. He died with the other revived commanders when Destron's base accidentally self-destructed.

Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker

Jigoku Taishi as seen in All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker.

Jigoku Taishi reappears alive as one of the main commanders of the multi-universal conglomerate of organizations, Dai-Shocker. This time, Jigoku Taishi has a black armored outfit with a cape that has green lining as opposed to the previous gold and silver outfit he wore in the Showa Era. In the final battle, Hell is destroyed as Garagaranda by the Double Riders, Rider Double Kick praising Dai-Shocker before exploding similar to the original series.

Let's Go Kamen Riders

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Due to a change in history caused by Ankh leaving an O Medal behind in 1971, Shocker created the Shocker Greeed. The Double Riders learn about Shocker's plan and attempt to replace the medal with a tracker device to find their headquarters. However, they had merely secured another fake medal and were ambushed when attacking Shocker, facing a large army of resurrected monsters, which included the recently defeated Ika Devil and Garagaranda. These troops eventually manage to overwhelm and capture the Riders, while their allies escaped. In the present, Garagaranda continued as a Shocker member even as it expanded to include members from other groups that would have been separate organizations in the original timeline, alongside making a huge alliance to lead under its banner the organizations that did appear. When the Riders returned as people's belief in justice partially restored the timeline, Garagaranda along with Ganikoumoru and Ika Devil was destroyed by Kamen Rider Den-O Climax Form's Boistous Slash and Kamen Rider New Den-O's Counter Slash. OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders

Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3

The Shocker army.

Through an alteration to history rewritten by Shocker's History Modifying Machine, Garagaranda is among the many monsters that serve the evil organization that rules the world in this alternate timeline created by Kamen Rider 3's assassination of the Double Riders in 1973. During the final battle against the Kamen Riders, Garagaranda is destroyed by Rider 2's Rider Kick. Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3

Kamen Rider 1

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In 2016, faced with the emergence of a new organization, Nova Shocker, the remnants of the original Shocker moved to resurrect Jigoku Taishi to lead them. Their first attempt involved the kidnapping of humans by Yamaarashi-Roid but was foiled when Yamaarashi-Roid was defeated by Kamen Rider Ghost and Zyuoh EagleIcon-crosswiki.png. Appearance! The Mysterious Warrior!

Ultimately, Shocker succeeded in reviving Jigoku Taishi. He is now able to transform into his monster form while retaining his outer armor. After Ganikoumoru's defection to Nova Shocker, followed by the destruction of most of Shocker's monsters and Combatmen, Jigoku Taishi, as the last remaining Shocker general, assisted Kamen Riders 1, Ghost and Specter in defeating Urga. Jigoku Taishi later died from a wound inflicted by Urga Alexander. Kamen Rider 1 (film)

Chou Super Hero Taisen

An iteration of Garagaranda was among the Shocker army of the Game World led by Shocker Leader III, the boss of the Chou Shocker Taisen bonus stage. This army was ultimately wiped out by a combined force of Kamen Riders and Sentai RangersIcon-crosswiki.png. Among those pitted against the ZyuohgersIcon-crosswiki.png, Garagaranda was beaten by Zyuoh EagleIcon-crosswiki.png before being reeled in with the others by the Zyuoh The GunRodIcon-crosswiki.png of Zyuoh TheWorldIcon-crosswiki.png to be destroyed by the combined Zyuoh SlashIcon-crosswiki.png. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen 

Kamen Rider Build: Special Event

Kamen Rider SD

Main article: Jigoku Taishi (SD)

Jigoku Taishi: A member of GranShocker. He was among the meeting with the Great Leader. Unlike his television counterpart, his helmet has horns on the side right eye is cybernetic.

Kamen Rider Spirits

Zombie Jigoku Taishi and Other Villains from Manga

Video game appearances

Kamen Rider Club

Garagaranda 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 on Super Famicom

Garagaranda appears as a Shocker boss in the Super Famicom Kamen Rider game.

Kamen Rider on PlayStation

Garagaranda Saikyo Monster Form.

Garagaranda is one of several Shocker and Gel Shocker monsters that appear in the PlayStation Kamen Rider video game. They are fought by the player in the "Kamen Rider Story". In the "Shocker Story" players play as Shocker monsters 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 the original form. The player can then upgrade 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.

His untransformed Jigoku Taishi form also appears as a cameo in the Shocker Story prologue.

All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation

Garagaranda in All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation.

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

Ambassador Darkness

Main article: Ambassador Darkness

In Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!! it is revealed that Hell has a cousin named Ambassador Darkness who is the leader of the Badan Empire and is destroyed by Kamen Rider ZX's ZX Kick.


However, in the S.I.C. Hero Saga story Dragon Road, retroactively, Jigoku Taishi's ghost had been always possessing on Ambassador Darkness and controlling his brother's body, until ZX defeated them.


Jigoku Taishi in Kamen Rider

Jigoku Taishi in All Rider vs Dai-Shocker

Jigoku Taishi in Kamen Rider 1

  • Height: 192 cm
  • Weight: 95kg

Garagaranda in Kamen Rider

Garagaranda in All Rider vs Dai-Shocker

Garagaranda in Kamen Rider 1

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Behind the scenes


In Kamen Rider the original series, Jigoku Taishi was portrayed by Kenji Ushio (潮 健二 Ushio Kenji), who later played Ambassador Darkness.

In Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker, Jigoku Taishi is portrayed by the late Ren Osugi (大杉 漣 Ōsugi Ren) while Garagaranda is voiced by Kenichi Suzumura (鈴村 健一 Suzumura Ken'ichi). Garagaranda's suit actor is Jiro Okamoto (岡元 次郎 Okamoto Jirō). Kenichi Suzumura later voiced Garagaranda again in OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders.

In Kamen Rider 1, Jigoku Taishi and the Garagaranda suit are both portrayed by Ren Osugi, marking the last time he reprised his role, Osugi passed away two years later.

Relationship with Ambassador Darkness

There is some dispute as to how Jigoku Taishi and Ambassador Darkness are related. Birth of the 10th! Kamen Riders All Together!! says that Darkness is Hell's younger cousin.

Ironically while Darkness and Hell's natural forms are very similar, down to being played by the same actor, their monster forms are completely different.

Concept Art

Garagaranda (Movie Version) concept art

Garagaranda (Movie Version) designed by Takayuki Takeya (竹谷 隆之 Takeya Takayuki).



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