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"Get more women, because I need blood! Watch out for the Red Ants."
―Kingdark orders his minions to catch some women for blood while warning his minions about the Kamen Riders[src]

"Blooooood! I need blood now!"
―Kingdark angrily orders his minions to obtain blood for him[src]

"Everything is falling into place. Soon, I will be the master of the world!"
―Kingdark when he successfully revives Kan[src]

Kingdark (キングダーク, Kingu Dāku) is an antagonist that appears in Kamen Rider X, a giant robot who served as the major executive of the villain organization G.O.D..

Character history

Kingdark reveals himself after Apollogeist·Reborn's destruction, became the second major executive, and reorganized G.O.D.. He is often seen lying on the inner part of the hideout and in the pose of Buddha statue. He is permanently giant-sized, and is usually found in the pictured position in order to command his human-sized underlings. He was rather a laid-back villain always telling others to do the work for him and usually shrugs off failures.

He was planning to insert RS Device that converts all substances to energy, which was developed by Dr. Koichi Nanbara, inside his body and moving around. Dr. Nanbara, who has already completed the device, is afraid of its use and split the design diagram into 9 sheets. In order to retrieve the divided design diagram, Kingdark will continue to direct the evil army one by one to let the X-Rider in the battle, but he starts up without waiting for the incorporation of the device, and challenges the X-Rider.

In the final episode, Sasori Geronimo Jr. gets a design diagram of the RS Device's central part, completing the device and starts the plan for destruction of Japan. Finally, X-Rider managed to infiltrate into his body before a self-destruct function is activated by Dr. Noroi, blow up his body as well as Dr. Noroi who is in it.

Five Riders vs. Kingdark

In Five Riders vs. Kingdark it is revealed he can revive kaijin.

All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker

Kingdark rises from the dust of Dai-Shocker castle.

Kingdark appears as a member of Dai-Shocker, menacing the Kamen Riders. However Diend arrived with Kamen Rider J. Using the Decadriver Final FormRide card, he turned Decade into the Jumbo Decadriver which then turns J into Decade Complete Form Jumbo Formation and he destroys Kingdark with a variation of the Dimension Kick, using the other Riders as giant Kamen Ride Cards. Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker

Let's Go Kamen Riders

Apollogeist, accompanied by a projection of Kingdark, particpates in the Shocker alliance conference.

Due to a change in history caused by Ankh leaving a O Medal behind in the year 1971, Shocker achieved its goal of world dominion with the Shocker Greeed and new members from the various groups that would had manifested in the normal timeline after Shocker's destruction. Kingdark, Apollogeist and the Government of Darkness were part of Shocker's alliance. They were destroyed when the Great Leader became the Great Rock Leader. OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders

Beast Rider Squad

Kingdark commands the Beast Riders to go forth and spread chaos, only for it later to be revealed after their defeat that this Kingdark was just a hologram projection used by a Foundation X operative. Kamen Rider Brave: ~Let's Survive! Revival of the Beast Rider Squad!~

Other Appearances

S.I.C. Hero Saga

Riderman Another After

Kingdark appeared in front of Riderman, and went to Japan with Icarus.

Son of Zeus

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Kamen Rider X (TV Land manga)

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Kamen Rider Spirits

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Video Game appearances

All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2

Kingdark in All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2.

Kingdark appears as a boss in the video game All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2.

Kamen Rider: Battride War II

Kingdark appears as the main villain of Kamen Rider: Battride War II, in homage to the 40th anniversary of Kamen Rider X.

Pachinko Kamen Rider: Full Throttle

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Kingdark appears with a golden updated design in Pachinko Kamen Rider: Full Throttle.

Forms

Kingdark

Kingdark in Kamen Rider X.

  • Height: 26 m.
  • Weight: 5 t.

Kingdark is a giant robot wrapped with black cloak, and has a steel's skin on the whole body. He has a variety of weapons, such as exhaling poisonous gas from his mouth, fire destructive lasers from his eyes, launch rockets from his fingertips, and could use his large arms for swiping.


Kingdark

Kingdark in All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker.

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Kingdark

Kingdark in Let's Go Kamen Riders.

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Behind the scenes

Portrayal

In Kamen Rider X, Kingdark/Dr. Noroi was voiced by Ayao Wada (和田 文夫, Wada Ayao). In OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders, Kingdark was voiced by Shōzō Iizuka (飯塚 昭三, Iizuka Shōzō). In Kamen Rider Brave: ~Let's Survive! Revival of the Beast Rider Squad!~, Kingdark's hologram was voiced by Nobuhiro Suzumura (鈴村 展弘, Suzumura Nobuhiro).

Concept Art

Heisei Kingdark concept art

Heisei Kingdark was designed by Yutaka Izubuchi (出渕 裕, Izubuchi Yutaka).

Monsters

  • Ghengis Khan-Condor (ジンギスカンコンドル Jingisu Kan-kondoru, 22, Movie) - A Genghis Khan-themed condor monster.
  • Toad-Goemon (ガマゴエモン Gamagoemon, 22, 23 & Movie) - An Ishikawa Goemon-themed toad monster.
  • Sasori Geronimo (サソリジェロニモ Sasori Jeronimo, 22-24) - A Geronimo-themed scorpion monster.
  • Horned Beetle-Lupin (カブト虫ルパン Kabutomushi Rupan, 22 & 25) - An Arsène Lupin-themed horned beetle monster.
  • Franken Bat (コウモリフランケン Koumori Furanken, Movie) - A Frankenstein-themed bat monster created by G.O.D. to defeat Kamen Rider X. Destroyed by Kamen Rider 1 and Kamen Rider 2's Rider Kick and Kamen Rider X's Rider Super Five Kick.
  • Starfish-Hitler (ヒトデヒットラー Hitode Hittorā, 26) - An Adolf Hitler-themed starfish monster who has ability to summon starfish which causes electric shock to the target. His G.O.D. Warfare Agents wear a Nazi military uniform. Self-destruct himself when he try to suicide along with the blueprint after he defeated with Kamen Rider X's X Kick.
  • Spider-Napoleon (クモナポレオン Kumo Naporeon, 28) - A Napoleon Bonaparte-themed spider monster. Destroyed by X's Shinkuu Jigoku Guruma and the X Kick.
  • Chameleon-Phantom (カメレオンファントマ Kamereon Fantoma, 29) - A Phantom of the Opera-themed chameleon monster transform into Government of Darkness Rider (G.O.D.ライダー G.O.D. Raidā). Destroyed by X's Shinkuu Jigoku Guruma and the X Kick.
  • Leech Dracula (ヒルドラキュラ Leech Dorakyura, 30) - A Count Dracula-themed leech monster. Destroyed by X's Shinkuu Jigoku Guruma and the X Kick.
  • Lizard-Viking (トカゲバイキング Tokage Baikingu, 31) - A Viking-themed lizard monster.
  • Ant Capone (アリカポネ Ari Kapone, 32) - An Al Capone-themed ant monster. Destroyed by X's Shinkuu Jigoku Guruma and the X Kick.
  • Centipede Youkihi (ムカデヨウキヒ Mukade Uoukihi, 33) - A Youkihi-themed centipede monster.
  • Tiger Nero (タイガーネロ Taigā Nero, 34) - A Nero-themed tiger monster.
  • Sasori Geronimo Jr. (サソリジェロニモJr Sasori Jeronimo Jr, 35) - A Porico Geronimo-themed scorpion monster. During his first meeting with Keisuke, he wondering why Sasori Geronimo still lives after defeated. He reveals his identity to Keisuke he is Sasori Geronimo{ son and he want to avenge his father death. Destroyed by X's Ridol Sword along with Dr. Noroi.

Notes

  • Kingdark is the first giant character (monster) in Kamen Rider Series.[2]
  • Kingdark's rank also described as "Supreme Executive" (最高幹部, Saikō Kanbu).[3]
  • In the unofficial film Hanuman and the Five Riders, Kingdark is shown to be human sized in original Thai scenes, while giant in stock footage.

Appearances

References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH6hN2NahbM
  2. Kodansha. (1986). "First Issue 15th Anniversary TV-Magazine Special Edition Kamen Rider Dai Zenshu". pp. 142-143, "Kamen Rider Works Development Kamen Rider X". ISBN 4-06-178401-3.
  3. Kodansha. (1986). "First Issue 15th Anniversary TV-Magazine Special Edition Kamen Rider Dai Zenshu". pp. 76-77, "G.O.D.". ISBN 4-06-178401-3.
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