This article is about a/an rider form used by several identities in the Kamen Rider Series.
KR-Dark Kiva

Kamen Rider Dark Kiva

King of Checkmate Four logo

Dark Kiva's Rider emblem.

Kamen Rider Dark Kiva (仮面ライダーダークキバ Kamen Raidā Dāku Kiba), also known as in dialogue as the Kiva of Darkness (闇の木場 Yami no Kiba). Dark Kiva may refer to any of the following characters.

Beast Rider Squad

A fake Kamen Rider Dark Kiva was part of a quartet of holographic Kamen Riders recreated by Foundation X to form the Beast Rider Squad led by the revived Takeshi Asakura. Dark Kiva was defeated alongside Tiger by Kamen Rider Brave Quest Gamer Level 2 wielding the Gashacon Sword. Kamen Rider Brave: ~Let's Survive! Revival of the Beast Rider Squad!~

Kamen Rider Dark Kiva

Kamen Rider Dark Kiva
KR-Dark Kiva

Kamen Rider Dark Kiva

―Dark Kivat's transformation announcement[src]
  • Rider Height: 205 cm[1]
  • Rider Weight: 112 kg[1]
  • Ability perimeters
    • Punching power: 20 t[1]
    • Usual kicking power: 35 t[1]
    • Maximum jump height: 250 m[1]
    • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 1.2 sec[1]

Dark Kiva only appears to have one form, similar to that of Kiva Emperor Form in black and red. However, Dark Kiva does not require the use of a being such as Tatsulot to achieve this form. As Dark Kiva, Otoya has access to a unlimited potential of power that is hindered within his successor such as telekinesis and the use of the Kiva insignia as a weapon.


  • Kivat-bat the 2nd - King's Kivat partner and servant.
  • Dark Kivat Belt - Transformation device that forms when Kivat bites King.
  • Fuestles - Whistle-like devices that activate a function, depending on the Fuestle.


Castle Doran

  • Height: 32m
  • Length: 41m
  • Weight: 18,000t
  • Estimated age: 298 years old (29 in dragon years)
  • Maximum walking speed: 80km/h
  • Flight speed: 120km/h
Main article: Castle Doran

Castle Doran (キャッスルドラン Kyassuru Doran) is the King's base of operations which is of the Doran Race (ドラン族 Doran Zoku). Though originally called the Great Wyvern (グレートワイバーン Gurēto Waibān), the Fangires captured it and bonded it to the mold of a castle so it would serve as the base of the Checkmate Four within the forest of the Fangires. After the King's death in 1986, it would become masterless until Wataru, through Kivat, inherited it from his mother Maya.


  • Height: 2020mm
  • Weight: 540kg
  • Maximum flight speed: 650km/h
Main article: Demon Statue Buroon

The Demon Statue Buroon (魔像ブロン Mazō Buron) is a Golem (ゴーレム Gōremu) made of Lucifer Gold (ルシファーゴールド Rushifā Gōrudo) which is a tool made by the Fangires.

Legend Rider Devices

Dark Kiva Ring

Dark Kiva Ring

This Rider Ring which bears the likeness of Kamen Rider Dark Kiva is exclusive to Kamen Rider Wizard's Wizard Ring toyline. When used by a WizarDriver wearer, it would be able to summon Kamen Rider Dark Kiva.

"(Digital beeping) Dark Kiva!"
―Activation announcement[src]

Dark Kiva Ridewatch (ダークキバライドウォッチ Dāku Kiba Raidowotchi)[2]: Based on Kamen Rider Dark Kiva, this Ridewatch would provide access to the DarkKivaArmor. It is dated 2008.

Behind the scenes


Having several users, Kamen Rider Dark Kiva had two suit actors. The main suit actor for Dark Kiva (King) was Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji), who was also suit actor for Kamen Rider Kiva and Garulu. When used by Otoya Kurenai and Taiga Nobori, Dark Kiva's suit actor is Eitoku (永徳 Eitoku), who was also suit actor for Kamen Rider Saga and Dogga.


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