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- "My strength has made you cry!"
- ―Kintaros' pre-battle catchphrase[src]
Originally, Kintaros entered a retired karateka named Masaru Honjō, whose vision of Kintarō gave the Imagin his "bearish" look, as he attempted to master karate to give Masaru the "ultimate karate" so he can settle things with Shinji Kikuchi. However, unlike the Rhino Imagin who formed a contact with Kikuchi, Kintaros has no intention of disturbing the timestream and only wants to protect Masaru. Seeing the good side of him as he fulfilled his contact with Masaru to aid in holding off the Rhino Imagin at the cost of his well being, Ryotaro allows a dying Kintaros to enter him to the shock of both Momotaros and Urataros. Kintaros is also almost thrown out of the Den-Liner for disrupting the flow of time, but is allowed to stay as the change in the past negated the present events that led to his banishment.
During the events of Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born!, Kintaros possesses the Ryotaro that Yuto brought to the Edo era to aid in the Climax Scene. But this results in him fading from existence were it not for Ryotaro's feelings condensing his remains into the K-Taros, restoring him to normal while allowing Kintaros to form the left shoulder armor of Den-O's Climax Form until his synch with Ryotaro was negated. However, his power is now accessed in the DenKamen Sword's Kin-Ax Mode. On his own, Kintaros can perform Dynamic Chop, ranging from either a jump from a high point to a full-circle swing attack.
When the Imagin Army invades both the past and the present, Kintaros saves Den-O Liner Form from the overwhelming forces as he gives him a model of Kintarō and three other items to grant Ryotaro's wish, the boy's New Year's resolution for him and the Tarōs Imagin to still fight together. With his contract fulfilled and no longer allowed to ride the Den-Liner, Kintaros destroys the first Imagin wave as Den-O Ax Form before holding his own against the following waves without the Den-O Belt while Ryotaro escapes back to the present to save Airi, leaving Kintaros in June 6, 2000, to fend off the endless hordes.
However, Kintaros's granted wish enables the other Tarōs to have physical forms within normal space-time as well. Kintaros is retrieved by Naomi for the final battle as he battles the Death Imagin as Den-O Ax Form, his power utilized by Sword Form for the final blow. Kintaros then joins the Den-Liner Police, helping in the fight against Negataros, and later assumes Ax Form again (on his own, with a pass) during the epic battle against the revived Imagin alongside all the Rider forms.
Super Hero Taisen
Momotaros discovered Daiki holding up the stolen cup of Den-Liner Purine pudding that he stole from him during their last meeting. The Den-Liner rendezvoused with the Gokai Galleon where Daiki was standing with Hina Izumi and Gokaigers Joe Gibken and Don Dogoier to get back the pudding. Picking up the four passengers, the Den-Liner took them to Winter 1976 to pick up Akarenger. When the Sentai teams and the Kamen Riders battle the Shocker-Zangyack Alliance, the four Taros join the fray in their Den-O forms, fighting alongside the Gekirangers.
Kamen Rider Taisen
The DenLiner, piloted by Momotaros, is attacked by a Kuliner sent by General Schwarz of the Shadow Line as they join forces with the Underground Empire Badan, resulting in the time train's destruction with Momotaros being turned into the Den-O Lockseed. However, the DenLiner returns with Momotaros when the Riders are restored. With the DenLiner Gouka combining with ToQ-Oh, the other Taros participate in their Liners with ZeroLiner in the finishing attack of ToQ-Oh Kyoryuzin feat. DenLiner, Fumikiriken Brave Sanjou Slash, which is used to destroy the Generalissimo of Badan.
Despite not appearing on-screen, Kintaros/Den-O Ax Form's participation in the final battle is indicated by the appearance of DenLiner Rekkou in the finishing attack.
Chou Super Hero Taisen
An iteration of Kintaros from the Game World offered his services as a fighter to Emu Hojo as he was building his own team in the Chou Super Hero Taisen tournament but was passed over by Momotaros and ultimately did not participate in the game.
Kamen Rider Battride War
Kintaros appears as Den-O Ax Form and as a navigator in the video game Kamen Rider: Battride War.
Kamen Rider Den-O Stage Show at Yomiuri Land
Personality and abilities
In homage to his name sake, speaking in a Kansai-ben dialect, Kintaros is vaguely modeled after a bear and has a Sumo wrestler-like personality. He has a habit of popping his neck before and constantly seeks opponents stronger than him. Unfortunately, he is sometimes unable to control his own strength resulting in accidentally destroying things, which he attempts to fix afterwards only to make things worse.
While Kintaros is physically the strongest Taros, he is also somewhat slow and dim. That does not however mean Kintaros is weak, as he defeated Momotaros in Sword Form in his first appearance, then fought a three way battle with Urataros in Rod Form and the Rhino Imagin.
Kintaros also has a habit of deep sleeping (akin to hibernation) until the mere mentioning of any word that sounds remotely similar to the Japanese word for "cry" (泣く naku) often provokes Kintaros out of his slumber. It is reflected in his battle cry, "My strength has made you cry. Wipe off your tears with these." (俺の強さに、お前が泣いた。涙はこれで拭いとけ Ore no tsuyosa ni, omae ga naita. Namida wa kore de fuitoke), offering a tissue to his opponent. Sometimes, as Den-O, tissues inexplicably rain down from the sky after transformation. It was also shown that like Momotaros, Kintaros`s body reacts strangely to spicy foods. Whenever he finishes his opponent using Dynamic Chop, he only said it after he done the finisher and defeat his opponent, as commented by Ryotaro when he first possesses him for Axe Form Den O.
In a fight, Kinataros carries a giant battleaxe named the Kintaros Ax (キンタロスアックス Kintarosu Akkusu). Many of his possessions usually have a feudal Japanese flair to them. He usually refers to Momotaros as "Peach" (桃の字 Momo no Ji), mispronouncing his name as "Momonga" (モモンガ Momonga, Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel), "Momohiki" (モモヒキ Momohiki, Long Underpants) and refers to Urataros as "Turtle" (亀の字 Kame no Ji).
Like Momotaros, he also calls Deneb "Tubby" (オデブ Odebu).
Plat Form (プラットフォーム Puratto Fōmu) is Den-O's most basic default form undersuit, which is briefly seen during Den-O`s transformation sequence before the Aura Armor and the Denkamen facemask attaches.
- "Ax Form!"
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
- Height: 185cm
- Weight: 93kg
- Punching power: 8t
- Kicking power: 5t
- Maximum jump height: 30m
- Maximum running speed: 100m/7s
When possessing Ryotaro (or anyone else) or by himself, Kintaros can assume Ax Form. In this form the DenGasher forms an ax for short ranged attacks. Ax form gains increased punching power and defense but loses speed and kicking power. This form is Den-O's physically strongest base form due to Kintaros' own brute strength. Kintaros tends to fight as Den-O whenever he senses crying or when hears anything similar to the Japanese word for cry (naku). The aura armor is golden yellow and the motif is of an axe, with a DenKamen Mask resembling the kanji for gold. All of which are elements to the story of Kintaro.
- "Climax Form!"
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
- Height: 190cm
- Weight: 119kg
- Punching power: 8t
- Kicking power: 10t
- Maximum jump height: 42m
- Maximum running speed: 100m/4s
Climax Form (クライマックスフォー Kuraimakkusu Fōmu) is Den-O's sixth and strongest form, gained when all Tarōs but Momotaros faded away and Ryotaro's desire not to lose them created the K-Taros cell that attached to Den-O Belt once the code 3-6-9-# is entered. Climax Form is basically a stronger version of Sword Form that incorporates the Denkamen of the other three primary Den-O forms onto various parts of the armor. Due to the nature of Climax Form, the Tarōs need to work as a unit to fight, and their strengths are incorporated into Climax Form. Rod Form's mask is on the right shoulder with Urataros controlling the right arm, Ax Form's mask on the left shoulder with Kintaros controlling the left arm, and Gun Form's mask on the chest with Ryutaros control the legs. These three masks can travel along tracks on Climax Form's body to align on the leg or arm to enter Kick Mode (キックモード Kikku Mōdo) or Punch Mode (パンチモード Panchi Mōdo), with the three Tarōs controlling that one limb while leaving Momotaros to control the rest of the body to perform "Charge and Up" attacks.
- Rider height: 190cm
- Rider weight: 119kg
- Ability perimeters
- Punching power: 8t
- Kicking power: 10t
- Maximum jump height: 50m
- Maximum running speed: 100m/3.8s
Super Climax Form (超･クライマックスフォー Chō Kuraimakkusu Fōmu), originally advertised as Kamen Rider Cho Den-O (仮面ライダー超・電王 Kamen Raidā Chō Den'ō), is Den-O's eighth and true final form, exclusive to the Cho-Den-O Series and first appearing in Cho Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade NEO Generations: The Onigashima Battleship. It is identical to the original Climax Form in being a stronger version of Sword Form that incorporates the DenKamen of the other three primary Den-O forms onto various parts of the armor. However, Cho Climax Form also includes Wing Form as wings on the back of Den-O and a Wing Form insignia on the mask. It is also physically stronger than Climax Form and has the ability to use the wings to fly up and execute a stronger version of Climax Form's Rider Kick.
- Rider Height: 199 cm
- Rider Weight: 102 kg
- Ability Parameters:
- Punching Power: 4.5t
- Kicking Power: 8t
- Maximum Jump Height: 42 m
- Maximum Running Speed: 100m/5.0s
Kintaono (キンタオノ Kintaono) is an axe-like weapon that Kintaros is able to transform into for New Den-O. This appears in Episode Blue when Kotaro is forced to team up with Kintaros instead of Teddy. The Kintaono is so heavy that New Den-O has a hard time using it. The ono part of the name is directly taken from the Japanese word for "axe" (斧 ono).
- Den-O Belt - Transformation belt
- Rider Pass - Train pass used in transformation
- Climax Cellphone K-Taros - A cellphone used to invoke the Climax Forms
- Combination Armament DenGasher - A weapon used by Den-O that can be manipulable depending on the Imagin. While Kintaros in possession, his took the form of Ax Mode (アックスモード Akkusu Mōdo).
- Kintaros Ax (キンタロスアックス Kintarosu Akkusu): An axe used by Kintaros either in Imagin Mode or in possession of other Riders.
- DenLiner Rekkou - Den-O Ax Form's form of the DenLiner train, composing of car 6
- Machine Den-Bird - Den-O's motorcycle, used to pilot the DenLiner
Behind the scenes
Kintaros is voiced by Masaki Terasoma (てらそま まさき Terasoma Masaki), who previously voiced Shadow Moon in Kamen Rider Black and Kamen Rider Black RX, as well as portraying Ryuji Tsukasa in Kamen Rider Agito. In both his Imagin form and as Kamen Rider Den-O (Ax Form), his suit actor is Jirō Okamoto (岡元 次郎 Okamoto Jirō).
While possessing others, he is portrayed by their respective actors while retaining his voice.
- As K-Ryotaro, he is portrayed by Takeru Satoh (佐藤 健 Satō Takeru) and later Takuya Mizoguchi (溝口 琢矢 Mizoguchi Takuya).
- As K-Kotaro in Saraba Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown and Episode Blue: The Dispatched Imagin is NEW-tral, he is portrayed by Dori Sakurada (桜田 通 Sakurada Dōri).
- As K-Tsukasa in Kamen Rider Decade episode 14, he is portrayed by Masahiro Inoue (井上 正大 Inoue Masahiro).
- As K-Natsumi in Kamen Rider Decade episode 14, he is portrayed by Kanna Mori (森 カンナ Mori Kanna).
- As K-Riki in Cho Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade Neo Generations: The Onigashima Warship, he is portrayed by Eiji Takigawa (滝川 英治 Takigawa Eiji).
- Along with his primary bear motif, Kintaros also bears a resemblance to a Rhinoceros, mainly in both his Imagin and Den-O forms sporting a large horn.
- Ironically, the first evil Imagin he fought was the Rhino Imagin.
- Kintaros is the only core Taros who didn't appeared in Rider form during Chou Super Hero Taisen.