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Kamen Rider Dark Ghost

Kamen Rider Dark Ghost (仮面ライダーダークゴースト Kamen Raidā Dāku Gōsuto), the original Kamen Rider Ghost, may refer to any of the following characters and their variations on the Rider:


Damashii

Dark Ghost's forms are called Damashii ( Damashī, lit. "Souls"), accessed using the Ghost Eyecons. He also bears a headpiece called the Persona (ペルソナ Perusona, Latin for "Mask"), which gives off a glow effect with the rest of his body. The Persona changes with Dark Ghost's numerous Damashii forms, as well as serving as a prefix title for all of the Damashii forms' helms. 

By pulling and pushing the Ghost Driver's lever a second time after transforming, Dark Ghost can activate an Omega Drive (オメガドライブ Omega Doraibu) finishing attack tied to the Ghost Eyecon currently being used. If he pulls and pushes the lever four times, he can instead execute an Oomedama (オオメダマ Ōmedama, lit. "Giant eyeball" (大目玉)) special attack.

Dark Ghost Transient

Transient

Transient (トランジェント Toranjento) is the default pre-form armor of Kamen Rider Dark Ghost. Like most pre-forms in the Kamen Rider Series, it is weaker than all of the other forms and exists solely as a transition stage of the armor to any given Damashii form.

Dark Damashii
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Dark Damashii

"Kaigan: Dark Rider! (flames burning) Yami no Chikara, Warui Yatsura! (alarm beeps)"
―Transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 204 cm.
  • Weight: 96.0 kg.

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 11 t.
  • Kicking power: 15 t.
  • Maximum jump height: 49.6 m.
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 4.7 sec.[1]

Dark Damashii (ダーク魂 Dāku Damashii) is the default form of Kamen Rider Dark Ghost. Accessed through the use of the Dark Ghost Eyecon, this form is analogous to Kamen Rider Ghost's Ore & Toucon Boost Damashiis.

This form's finisher is the Omega Drive (Dark) (オメガドライブ ダーク Omega Doraibu (Dāku)): A flying kick that uses spiritual energy which makes the body and mask of Dark Ghost's form glow and envelops him in a black flame.

Napoleon Damashii
Dark Ghost Napoleon Damashii

Napoleon Damashii

"Kaigan: Na~poleo~n! (Hoof beats; horse whinny) Okose Kakumei! Sore ga Shukumei! (Uplifting instrumentals)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Napoleon Damashii (ナポレオン魂 Naporeon Damashii) is Dark Ghost's blue French army-based form themed after Napoleon aka Napoleone di Buonaparte, a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.

This form's finisher is the Omega Drive (Napoleon) (オメガドライブ ナポレオン Omega Doraibu (Naporeon)): A flying kick that uses spiritual energy which makes the body and mask of Dark Ghost's form glow and envelops him in a red and blue flame.


These Damashii involve Ghost Eyecons that are normally used by a different Kamen Rider.

Ikkyu Damashii
Dark Ghost Ikkyu Damashii

Ikkyu Damashii

"Kaigan: Ikkyu! (Energy loading) Semaru pinch! Saeru tonchi! (Rhythmic ticking & bell clong)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Ikkyu Damashii (一休魂 Ikkyū Damashī, lit. "Ikkyu Soul") is Dark Ghost's cyan Zen Buddhist monk-based form themed after Ikkyū. Accessed through the Ikkyu Ghost Eyecon, this form bears a currently unknown helmet with a currently unknown faceplate.

This form was initially used by Kamen Rider Ghost in Kamen Rider Ghost: Ikkyu Intimacy! Awaken, My Quick Wit Power!!.

This form is exclusive to Kamen Rider Ghost: The 100 Eyecons and Ghost's Fateful Moment.

Pythagoras Damashii
Dark Ghost Pythagoras Damashii

Pythagoras Damashii

"Kaigan: Pythagoras! (Energy charging) Sankaku no teiri! Ore no iu tōri!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Pythagoras Damashii (ピタゴラス魂 Pitagoras Damashī, lit. "Pythagoras Soul") is Dark Ghost's white and gold form. It is based off of Pythagoras, an Ancient Greek philosopher whose renowned intellect brought forth new ideas in mathematics such as geometry and the creation of the Pythagorean theorem. Accessed through the Pythagoras Ghost Eyecon, this form bears a currently unknown helmet with a currently unknown faceplate.

This form was initially used by Kamen Rider Specter in Kamen Rider Ghost: Ikkyu Intimacy! Awaken, My Quick Wit Power!!.

This form is exclusive to Kamen Rider Ghost: The 100 Eyecons and Ghost's Fateful Moment.


These forms are exclusively available to be simulated with Dark Ghost in the Ghost Change toyline.

Dark Ore

Ore Damashii

"Kaigan: Ore! Let's Go! Kakugo! Gho-Gho-Gho-Ghost! GO! GO! GO! GO!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Ore Damashii (オレ魂 Ore Damashī, lit. "My Soul") is the personal Damashii of Kamen Rider Ghost.

Dark Boost

Toucon Boost Damashii

"Ippatsu Toucon! Eye! Toucon Kaigan: Boost! Ore ga Boost! (Go!) Furuitatsu Ghost! (Fight!) GO! (Fight!) GO! (Fight!) GO! GO! (Fight!)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Toucon Boost Damashii (闘魂ブースト魂 Tōkon Būsuto Damashī, lit. "Fighting Spirit Boost Soul") is the evolved personal Damashii of Kamen Rider Ghost.

Dark Grateful

Grateful Damashii

"Zen Kaigan! (Drum line) Kengō, hakken, kyoshō ni ō-sama, samurai, bōzu ni sniper! Dai~ Hen~ge~!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Grateful Damashii (グレイトフル魂 Gureitofuru Damashī, lit. "Grateful Soul") is the evolved personal Damashii of Kamen Rider Ghost.

This form would be impossible to be accessed as Grateful Damashii can only be accessed via the Eyecon Driver G. As such, it can only be simulated via Ghost Change.

Dark Mugen

Mugen Damashii

"Cho Kaigan: Mugen! Keep Going! Go, Go, Go! Go, Go, Go! Go, Go, Go! Gotta! Ghost!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Mugen Damashii (ムゲン魂 Mugen Damashii, lit."Infinity Soul") is the evolved personal Damashii of Kamen Rider Ghost.

Dark Specter

Specter Damashii

"Kaigan: Specter! Ready, Go! Kakugo! Doki Doki Ghost!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Specter Damashii (スペクター魂 Supekutā Damashī, lit. "Specter Soul") is the personal Damashii of Kamen Rider Specter.

Dark Deep

Dark Deep Specter

"Gen Kaigan: Deep Specter! Get, Go! Kakugo! Giza Giza Ghost!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Deep Specter (ディープスペクター Dīpu Supekutā) is the evolved personal Damashii of Kamen Rider Specter.

Dark Necrom

Necrom Damashii

"Kaigan: Necrom! Here We Go! Kakugo! Nottori Ghost!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Necrom Damashii (ネクロム魂 Nekuromu Damashii, lit. "Necrom Soul") is the personal Damashii of Kamen Rider Necrom.


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"Kaigan: Musashi! (Biwa chord) Kettō! Zubatto! Chō Kengō! (Biwa chords and slashing SFX)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Musashi Damashii (ムサシ魂 Musashi Damashī, lit. "Musashi Soul") is Dark Ghost's red swordsman-based form themed after Miyamoto Musashi, a legendary Japanese swordsman and the founder of the Niten Ichi-ryū swordsmanship in Japanese martial arts.

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"Kaigan: Edison! (Electrical voltage crackle) Ereki! Hirameki! Hatsumei-ō~! (Electricity buzzing)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Edison Damashii (エジソン魂 Ejison Damashī, lit. "Edison Soul") is Ghost's yellow electricity-based form themed after Thomas Edison, the famed American inventor whose most notable and remembered contribution to history was his creation of the first commercially successful electric lightbulb.

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"Kaigan: Robin Hood! (Arrow flying) Hello! Arrow! Mori de Aou! (Dramatic brass alongside arrows flying)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Robin Damashii (ロビン魂 Robin Damashī, lit. "Robin Soul") is Dark Ghost's green archer-based form themed after Robin Hood, a legendary outlaw whom historians have debated the existence of but has been popularized in fictional literature and pop culture.

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"Kaigan: Newton! (Cartoonish fall and clonk) Ringo ga rakka, hikiyose makka~!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Newton Damashii (ニュートン魂 Nyūton Damashī, lit. "Newton Soul") is Dark Ghost's blue power-based form themed after Issac Newton, the renowned physicist and mathematician who was responsible for discovering universal gravitation, thus giving the world proof of the existence of gravity.

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"Kaigan: Billy the Kid! (Bullet ricochet) Hyakupatsu! Hyakuchū! Zukyūn! Bakyūn! (Electric guitar; bullets ricochet)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Billy the Kid Damashii (ビリー・ザ・キッド魂 Birī Za Kiddo Damashī, lit. "Billy the Kid Soul") is Dark Ghost's brown cowboy-based form themed after Henry McCarty aka Billy the Kid, a legendary Wild West American outlaw and gunman who rustled horses and killed many men but is romanticized in pop culture as a rebel and folk hero.

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"Kaigan: Bee~tho~ven! (Energy loading) Kyokumei! Unmei! Ja ja ja ja~n! (Orchestrated tune choir)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Beethoven Damashii (ベートーベン魂 Bētōben Damashī, lit. "Beethoven Soul") is Dark Ghost's black, white, and gray piano-based form themed after Ludwig van Beethoven, the late 18th and early 19th century Viennese classical music composer who composed some of the most recognized pieces in classical music including the 5th Symphony.

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"Kaigan: Benkei! (Hah Hooh!) Aniki! Mukimuki! Niōdachi! (Soldiers grunt)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Benkei Damashii (ベンケイ魂 Benkei Damashī, lit. "Benkei Soul") is Dark Ghost's white warrior monk-based form themed after Benkei, a giant of a sōhei who became infamous for positioning himself at a bridge and collected the swords of passing swordsmen, collecting 999 blades before being finally defeated by Minamoto no Yoshitsune, and loyally followed him through the Gunpei War and their time as outlaws following Yoshitsune's brother Yoritomo's treachery. Benkei died during the Battle of Komoro River, though in doing so cemented his place in history by killing an estimated 300 men of the 500 sent to kill them and died standing.

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"Kaigan: Go~e~mon! (Kabuki instruments) Kabuki ukiuki! Midare zaki! (Drum beats)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Goemon Damashii (ゴエモン魂 Goemon Damashī, lit. "Goemon Soul") is Dark Ghost's light green ninja/kabuki-based form themed after Ishikawa Goemon, a Japanese ninja thief whom, like Robin Hood in England, stole from the wealthy and gave to the poor, though he was executed by being boiled alive. Though accurate historical accounts of his life are scarce, many folk legends are told based on his supposed exploits and are reenacted in classic kabuki theater plays, thus making him a prominent figure in modern Japanese pop culture.

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"Kaigan: Ryoma! (Deep horn) Mezameyo! Nippon! Yoake ze yo! (Crashing waves; seagulls calling)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Ryoma Damashii (リョウマ魂 Ryōma Damashī, lit. "Ryoma Soul") is Dark Ghost's purple samurai-based form themed after Sakamoto Ryōma, a samurai who was an influential part of the events that brought about the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate. This led to the Meiji Restoration which changed Japan's government to that of a peaceful constitutional monarchy instead of one ruled by an Imperial shogunate family through war and conquest, though Ryoma's assassination prevented him from seeing his work.

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"Kaigan: Himiko! (Energy loading) Mirai no yokoku! Yamataikoku! (Gagaku music and instruments)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Himiko Damashii (ヒミコ魂 Himiko Damashī, lit. "Himiko Soul") is Dark Ghost's pink shaman-based form themed after Himiko, the shaman queen of ancient Japan's Yamatai, back when the country was known by its earliest known name, Wa, which was during the Yayoi Period, following the Civil War of Wa.

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"Kaigan: Tutankhamun! (Energy loading) Pyramid wa sankaku! Ōke no shikaku~! (Egyptian-themed music)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Tutankhamun Damashii (ツタンカーメン魂 Tsutankāmen Damashī, lit. "Tutankhamun Soul") is Dark Ghost's turquoise and gold pharaoh-based form themed after Tutankhamun aka King Tut, one of the rulers of Ancient Egypt during its 18th dynasty and the most famous due to his many treasures on display in museums around the world as well as the infamous "Curse of the Pharaohs" associated with him.

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"Kaigan: Nobunaga! (Gunshot) Ware no ikizama! Okehazama! (Soldiers cheering)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Nobunaga Damashii (ノブナガ魂 Nobunaga Damashī, lit. "Nobunaga Soul") is Dark Ghost's violet and gold daimyo-based form themed after Oda Nobunaga, the 16th century Japanese warlord who ruled over a majority of Japan through brutal conquest and mastery of the rifle which led to the unification of the country after his death and the end of the chaotic Sengoku period.

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"Kaigan: Houdini! (Drum roll, cymbal flourish) Maji ījan! Sugē Magician!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Houdini Damashii (フーディニ魂 Hūdini Damashī, lit. "Houdini Soul") is Dark Ghost's indigo flying-based form themed after Harry Houdini, the early 20th century master magician and escape artist. What is somewhat lesser known about Houdini is that the man was also a debunker of the supernatural.

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"Kaigan: Grimm! (Door creaking open) Kokoro no door! Hiraku dōwa! (Suspenseful music; pages flapping)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Grimm Damashii (グリム魂 Gurimu Damashii, lit. "Grimm Soul") is Dark Ghost's dark green author-based form based on the Brothers Grimm, known individually as Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, two late 17th and early 18th century German writers.

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"Kaigan: Sanzo! (Energy loading) Saru! Buta! Kappa! Tenjiku o toppa! (Classical Chinese music)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Sanzo Damashii (サンゾウ魂 Sanzō Damashii, lit. "Sanzo Soul") is Dark Ghost's Buddhist monk based form. It is modeled after Xuanzang, a Chinese Buddhist monk who lived during the Tang Dynasty in the 6th Century. He was famous for a 17 year holy pilgrimage to India and back, with said accounts of the pilgrimage later serving as the inspiration in the Ming Dynasty for the Chinese tale Journey to the West centuries after his death.

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"Kaigan: Darwin! (Birds chirping) Giron! Ketsuron! Shinka-ron! (Birds singing; light jungle music)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Darwin Damashii (ダーウィン魂 Dāuin Damashī) is Dark Ghost's orange geologist-based form themed after Charles Darwin, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.

Dark Ghost Darwin Damashii was originally going to be in Kamen Rider Ghost: The 100 Eyecons and Ghost's Fateful Moment but was scrapped.




Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Both incarnations of Kamen Rider Dark Ghost were portrayed by suit actor Yasuhiko Imai (今井 靖彦 Imai Yasuhiko).

Appearances

References

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