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Ken Ashiwara (葦原 賢 Ashiwara Ken) was an expert marksman member of NEVER. In Kamen Rider W Forever: A to Z/The Gaia Memories of Fate, he becomes the Trigger Dopant (トリガー・ドーパント Torigā Dōpanto).
He is a young man with knowledge of various firearms. He was a former military firearms expert before he was killed in a gunfight, leaving behind a family. He has a habit of proclaiming "Game start" when beginning combat.
Otherwise, he might say "Game over". He fights Kamen Rider Accel on several occasions both in and out of Dopant form (even defeating Terui once, by saying "Time up") before being defeated by AccelTrial's Machine Gun Spike Maximum Drive. Ken got the Trigger Memory and plugged to his hand just like the Gene Dopant.
Appearances in other media
Ken and his fellow NEVER members appear in Futo Detective Chapter 77 Flashback.
As a member of NEVER, he is an expert marksman of the group, armed with a machine gun.
- Main article: Trigger Dopant
- Height: 190cm
- Weight: 138kg
He used the T2 Trigger Memory to transform into the Trigger Dopant. As Trigger Dopant, he is armed with a large rifle attached to his right arm.
Behind the scenes
Ken Ashiwara is portrayed by Masayuki Deai (出合 正幸 Deai Masayuki). He previously portrayed Eiji Takaoka/Bouken Silver in GoGo Sentai Boukenger. In Kamen Rider W Returns: Kamen Rider Eternal, Ken said "Good job" with a thumbs up, which is a nod to Boukengers's signification. As the Trigger Dopant, his suit actor is Norihito Itō (伊藤 教人 Itō Norihito).
Trigger Dopant Dopant concept art was designed by Katsuya Terada (寺田 克也 Terada Katsuya).
- His line before turning into a Dopant is the same as what would be Nico Saiba's pre-transformation line.
- Hyper Hobby Magazine, July 2010