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For the Second Lion Orphnoch, see Lion Orphnoch.
"Good to see you guys. Taking care of all of you...is also part of my job."
―Leo as he encounters the renegade Orphnochs[src]

Leo (レオ Reo) is Kamen Rider Psyga (仮面ライダーサイガ Kamen Raidā Saiga, Masked Rider Psyga), a character exclusive to the movie adaptation of the Kamen Rider Japanese television series, Kamen Rider 555. It was the 5th Rider Gear produced for Kamen Rider 555, and appeared in the movie Kamen Rider 555: Paradise Lost.

History

Kamen Rider Faiz

Lost World

After Kyoji Murakami (Rose Orphnoch) was decapitated by Takumi Inui's Kamen Rider Faiz Blaster mode, his head is rolling about when the Lion Orphnoch picks it up. Murakami asks him to bring him back to the Smart Brain headquarters, and to recover Delta’s belt at the same time: They’ll be using it to make the “Emperor’s Belts”. The Lion Orphenoch (seemingly a foreigner) speaks in broken Japanese, says that he’ll do so on the condition that he gets one of the belts. And so, Murakami promises Leo the belt of the sky: Psyga Driver.

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost is considered as a continuation of an alternate ending, in which Smart Brain and the Orphnochs have won the war. In the near Future, Smart Brain has accomplished its goal of world domination - with 90% of Earth's population being Orphnochs while the human race is diminishing to near-extinction. Takumi Inui - a.k.a. Kamen Rider Faiz - was regarded as mankind's savior until he was presumed killed during an attack by Smart Brain's Riotroopers. Murakami then discloses the existence of the Emperor Belts by introducing the Orphnoch Leo, who changes into the powerful Kamen Rider Psyga.

He was given the Psyga Gear by the Smart Brain corporation, allowing him to transform into Psyga. As Psyga, he is under the personal supervision of the Rose Orphnoch, Kyoji Murakami.
When Yuji, Naoya and Yuka approach the Human Liberation Army and notify them of Psyga's power, Paradise is suddenly invaded by Riotroopers. During the attack, Masato Kusaka/Kamen Rider Kaixa battles Psyga, but is quickly defeated and killed. Psyga attempts to take the Kaixa Belt, but he is warded off by the three Orphnochs allied with the humans.

Later, Kamen Rider Psyga attacked and abducted Mari, then taking her into the city to be executed. Takumi barged into Tokyo's indoor sports stadium to rescue Mari from the Elasmotherium Orphnoch. As Faiz, Takumi had a difficult time defeating the Elasmotherium Orphnoch. While the Auto Vajin helped, the robot was ultimately destroyed in the battle. As Faiz was attempting to kill the Elasmotherium Orphnoch with a Crimson Smash, Psyga appeared and forced him out of the stadium with his Flying Attacker.

Faiz vs Psyga

Faiz vs Psyga

Once outside, Faiz switched to Axel Form for high-speed combat. He was able to chase down Psyga and damage his Flying Attacker before reverting to Faiz form. Psyga switched to melee combat with his Psyga Tonfa Edges and the fight dragged back into the stadium. Mari was watching the fight as well and Psyga charged at Faiz, his Tonfa glowing as the Psyga Slash was initialized. Mari threw Faiz his Faiz Edge for a counter attack, with Faiz setting the Mission Memory in time for the Sol Glass to extend to deflect Psyga's right blow, and re-directed the weapon right onto the Psyga Driver. Not letting up, Faiz quickly hit the Enter Button on his Faiz Phone when the blow stunned Psyga to seal Psyga's fate, completing the Sparkle Cut to vaporize Psyga and his Gear.

Kamen Rider Decade

Rider War

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Psyga, Blade, Garren and several flying riders in the sky just before they were shot by Decade.

Kamen Rider Psyga appears with other kamen Riders commanded by Wataru Kurenai ,but all are murdered by Decade in the episode 1 of Kamen Rider Decade in the dream of Natsumi Hikari and then conclude the dream with Decade as only Rider in the Rider War. Rider War

The World of Kuuga

Kamen Rider Psyga with the other Riders appears when Natsumi remember her dream of the Rider War ,the dream ends shock of fists between Decade and Kuuga . The World of Kuuga

The Grandma Way of Taste

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Kamen Ride Psyga & Ixa in the World of Kabuto

Diend fights Kabuto to acquire his Clock Up system, summoning Ixa and Psyga to battle Kamen Rider Kabuto,later are easily defeated by Kabuto. The Grandma Way of Taste

The Destroyer of Worlds

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All the Riders killed by Decade

In the special version of episode 31, Kamen Rider Psyga is seen as one of the many Kamen Riders who fought in the Rider War against Decade and were all destroyed. They were presumably restored after the destruction (and subsequent revival) of Decade at the end of the Rider War and the worlds were restored.The Destroyer of Worlds

Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER

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Kamen Rider Psyga appears as a toy, when Sento and Sougo they find Ataru he brings them to his room which is filled with Kamen Rider memorabilia, with Sougo and Sento stunned to see toy versions of themselves. Ataru reveals that Kamen Riders are fictional. Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER

Appearances in other media

OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders: ~Let's Look! Only Your 48 Riders~

Type2. - Peppers! You are Kamen Rider 4!?

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Kamen Rider Psyga appears with Faiz Axel Form,Gattack and J ,according by Momotaros Psyga is consider the least compatible match.

Type10. - Peppers! Do You Have a True Rider Soul!?

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Kamen Rider Psyga appears with Amazon,Kuuga Ultimate Form and Blade Jack Form,according by Momotaros Psyga is consider the devil rider.

Type11. - Anyway, We Do Like Hell!

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Kamen Rider Psyga appears with Double,Agito Flame Form and Exceed Gills,according by Kivat-bat the 3rd Psyga is consider a good marriage material.

Video Game appearances

Kamen Rider Battle Ganbaride

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Kamen Rider Psyga card

Kamen Rider Psyga appears as a playable character in this video game Kamen Rider Battle Ganbaride.

Kamen Rider Battle Rush

Kamen Rider Psyga appears as a playable and support character in the video game Kamen Rider Battle Rush using Psyga Slash.


Kamen Rider Buttobasoul

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Kamen Rider Psyga Medal

Kamen Rider Psyga is a playable character in Kamen Rider Buttobasoul.

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Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis

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Kamen Rider Psyga in Battride War Genesis

Kamen Rider Psyga appears as Rider summoned by Kamen Rider Diend.

Other Game appearances

Masked Rider Expansion

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Kamen Rider Psyga Masked Rider Expansion card

Kamen Rider Psyga appears as a playable character in this trading card game with other Kamen Rider Kamen Rider Heisei-Era , Showa-Era,super sentai,Metal Heroes and other Heroes .

Forms

Lion Orphnoch
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Lion Orphnoch

Statistics

Orphnoch with the nature of the lion. Though not much to be known but the Lion Orphnoch is armed with a combat staff while bearing the motif of a Roman gladiator.

This form is exclusive to S.I.C. Hero Saga Kamen Rider 555 Edition: Lost World.

Psyga

KR-Psyga

Kamen Rider Psyga


KR-Psyga with Flying Attacker

Kamen Rider Psyga with Flying Attacker


"Complete!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics

Rider Senses:

Ability Parameters:

Kamen Rider Psyga exists in a world where the Orphnochs have taken over the planet and the humans are slowly being exterminated. The Psyga Gear was recorded as the fifth Rider Gear created by Smart Brain, after the Faiz, Kaixa, and Delta Gears were stolen by the humans and the Riot Trooper gear had undergone mass-production. Created alongside the Orga Gear, the Psyga Gear is regarded as a "perfect" gear, and therefore it can only be worn by Orphnochs. Psyga appeared to be as fast and strong as the existing gears, matching Kamen Rider Faiz Axel Form for speed and Kaixa for strength. Because the weapons appear once the armor is formed and were created based on trial data from the previous gears, it possesses much greater functionality and ability than the previous riders.

Armor Information The Psyga Armor has several key features in its design. Unlike the Gear, the armor does not exist until the wearer transforms.

  • Full Metal Lung: The vest part of the armor of the Rider provides the most protection, being able to withstand Anti-tank weaponry.
  • Psyga Core: In the center of the Full Metal Lung is a large glowing purple dome. This serves as the heart for the Photon Blood.
  • Global Feeler: The antenna on the Rider’s head can be used as a radar or to communicate with the Smart Brain Satellite and the Smart Brain computer network.
  • Photon Blood: A glowing blue plasma substance that provides all of the Rider’s powers and generates all of the physical features of the armor. The Photon Blood is generated from the Psyga Driver. On a note, the Psyga Gear produces two times more Photon Blood than Faiz usually do.
  • Photon Streams Ver. 2: The path that the Photon Blood travels through the Rider’s armor. This advanced version of the regular "Photon Streams" was installed in the Emperor Belt in order to better deal with the great amount of "Photon Blood" that the Gear produces. Psyga's path is blue and follows an irregular pattern (unlike the other gears) which gives Psyga's "Photon Streams" a light resemblance with real blood veins.
  • Photon Terminals: Where the Photon Streams connect with the gauntlets and greaves, the source of punching power.
  • Luna Foam/Metal: Soft parts of the armor are made of Luna Foam, and the hard parts are made of Luna Metal. This substance is generated by the Psyga Driver to form complex machinery that is powered by Photon Blood. If the Foam or Metal are damaged, the armor switches off and resets itself. Aside from being white in color, Luna Foam and Metal don't seem to differ too much from Sol Foam and Metal.
  • Sky High Finder: The large eyepieces of the Rider give them incredible vision. They can see far distances or the in darkness with no problems and have limited X-ray vision.

Appearances: Paradise Lost, Decade Episodes 1-2, 17, 31 (Special Version only), Heisei Generations FOREVER (as a toy).

Equipment

Device

Weapon

Rider Cards

Kamen Ride Psyga

Kamen Ride: Psyga


Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Leo was portrayed by Peter Ho (何潤東 Hé Rùn Dōng),As Kamen Rider Psyga, his suit actor is Naoki Nagase (永瀬 尚希 Nagase Naoki).

During his brief appearance in Kamen Rider Decade, Psyga was voiced by an unknown voice actor.

Notes

  • It is not stated in the film which Orphnoch Leo is: in the S.I.C Hero Saga prequel story Lost World, he is the first Lion Orphnoch (a different character is the second Lion Orphnoch in the film).
  • Leo mainly speaks English with an American accent, but very rarely spoke Japanese, like the traditional "Henshin" call for Kamen Riders. Leo's actor, Peter Ho, is in fact an American born raised in Taiwan and Canada.
    • Excluding American adaptation Kamen Riders, Leo remains the only Kamen Rider in the franchise who mainly speaks English.
  • In Kamen Rider Decade, Kamen Rider Psyga was summoned by Kamen Rider Diend to battle Kamen Rider Kabuto. When he is summoned he first says "It's Show Time!" (イッツ・ショウタイム! Ittsu Shō Taimu!). A slight variation of this phrase would later be given to Kamen Rider Wizard, eight years after 555 finished its run.
  • Kamen Rider Psyga is the third evil Kamen Rider in the Heisei Era Phase 1.
  • Leo is the first non-Japanese Kamen Rider, followed by Jun Kazu/Kamen Rider Eternal Red Flare, who was South Korean (Or at least, his actor was). Of course, this does not count the previous Rider Dex Stewart, who came from the adaptation series Saban's Masked Rider.
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Psyga Driver in Kamen Rider Decade

  • In the episode 11 of Kamen Rider Decade, the Psyga Driver appears with the Orga Driver, the Delta Driver and Smart Buckle in the ruins of Smart Brain High School.


Appearances

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Shogakukan. (2004). Masked Rider 555: Complete Works. Second Volume. p. 92-94, 99. ISBN 978-4091014955.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Kamen Rider Official Data/Perfect File.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Kodansha. (2003). Masked Rider 555 & Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger: Movie Super Encyclopedia. p. 15, 17, 22. ISBN 978-4063044904.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Kodansha. (2003). Masked Rider 555: Illustrated Super Encyclopedia. p. 32-33. ISBN 978-4063044935.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kadokawa Shoten. (2003). Masked Rider 555 Movie: Official Album. p. 31. ISBN 978-4048536752.

Footnotes

  1. 135 kg. with Flying Attacker[1]
  2. 820 km/h.[1][3][4][5]

See also

Icon-faiz Kamen Rider 555
Kamen Riders
Takumi Inui - Masato Kusaka - Shuji Mihara - Riotrooper - Leo - Yuji Kiba
Stageshow-exclusive: Takuma Itsurou - Kamen Rider Beta - Kamen Rider Gamma - Dark Rider - Dark Slasher
Rider Gear
Mission Memories
Faiz (Φ): Faiz Driver - Faiz Phone - Faiz Pointer- Faiz Shot - Faiz Edge - Faiz Axel - Faiz Blaster - Faiz Sounder
Kaixa (Χ): Kaixa Driver - Kaixa Phone - Kaixa Pointer - Kaixa Blaygun - Kaixa Shot
Delta (Δ): Delta Driver - Delta Phone - Delta Mover - Delta Blaster
Riotroopers (O): Smart Buckle - Axel Ray Gun - Flying Attacker (Decade)
Psyga (Ψ): Psyga Driver - Psyga Phone - Psyga Tonfa Edge - Flying Attacker
Orga (Ω): Orga Driver - Orga Phone - Orga Stlanzer
Vehicles
Auto Vajin - Side Basshar - Jet Sliger - Gyro Attacker
Allies
Mari Sonoda - Keitaro Kikuchi - Yuka Osada - Naoya Kaido
Ryusei School
Hanagata - Rina Abe - Kyosuke Tokumoto - Shoji Inukai - Kiyotaka Nishida - Takahisa Shindo - Haruko Kamijo - Asami Ito - Ken Arai - Yuki Kawachi - Shingo Ota - Saya Kimura
Smart Brain
Wirepullers of Smart Brain
Kyoji Murakami - Smart Lady - Eiichi Toda
Orphnochs
Orphnoch King: Teruo Suzuki
Lucky Clover: Saeko Kageyama - Itsuro Takuma - Kitazaki - Mr. J - Aki Sawada
Goat - Wolf - Dolphin - Crab - Horse - Crane - Snake - Rose - Squid - Stingfish - Elephant - Ox - Mantis - Cactus - Owl - Scarab - Snail - Equisetum - Flyingfish - Armadillo - Toadstool - Scorpion - Worm - Sea Cucumber - Rabbit - Frog - Stinkbug - Swordfish - Rhinoceros Beetle - Stag Beetle - Octopus - Pigeon - Barnacle - Okra - Sloth - Frilled Lizard - Bat - Coral - Butterfly - Giraffe - Longhorn - Pelican - Wild Boar - Slug - Mole - Moose - Lion - Lion (II) - Elasmotherium
Decade-exclusive: Tiger
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