|This article is about a/an monster in Kamen Rider Gaim.|
The Lion Inves (ライオンインベス Raion Inbesu) is a Red-type breed of Advanced Inves. The Lion Inves is an incredibly aggressive species of Inves, which even more so than others of its kind.
A Lion Inves was summoned by Team Red Hot leader Sonomura to attack Kouta with by using a jailbroken Mango Lockseed. During the fight with Gaim however, the Mango Lockseed malfunctions (making Sonomura drop it) as the Lion Inves undergoes an armor evolution, gaining wings, new pectoral armor, and a grander mane, and then starts mauling the members of Team Red Hot. Gaim intercepts an attack meant for Sonomura, but this left the rampaging Berserker Inves to roam the streets, eventually getting to a populated area, where it assaulted anyone in its sight.
Gaim catches up to the Inves, and upon doing so, the Lion Inves throws the civilian it was pounding on at the Armored Rider, then the two fight once more. During the scuffle, the Lion Inves accidentally knocks off Gaim's Rider Indicator. Realizing this, Gaim takes out the Genesis Core Sagara gave him and attaches it to where the Rider Indicator was, then activates the Lemon Energy Lockseed and attaches it to the Genesis Core.
Once done, the Orange Arms unfolded back to its original shape and flew off, knocking the Lion Inves backward, giving Gaim enough space for him to form Jimber Lemon Arms. Unfettered, the Lion Inves charged at Gaim, only to be trounced by the Rider. When it tried to leap at Gaim, he instead attaches the Lemon Energy Lockseed to the Sonic Arrow and activates the Squash function of the Sengoku Driver, and destroys the Lion Inves in mid-air.
Another normal Lion Inves appears during the initial attack by the Badan Empire, though its appearance was unintentional on Mogura-Roid's part of accidentally digging up Cracks twice, each time summoning that same Lion Inves. After eating some premature Lockseeds while being attacked by the ToQgers, this Lion Inves grows to gigantic proportions while assuming its Armor Evolution form, leading to it being destroyed by the ToQgers' ToQ-Oh Car Carrier Tank.
Another appeared, joined by a Shika Inves, from an unseen Crack, and attacks Gaim and Bravo, the duo of Inves knocking the exhausted Riders around, only for the Inves to be joined by a flock of Komori Inves. When Gridon shields the downed Armored Riders with his own body from a volley shot from the Komori Inves group, Gaim goes Kachidoki Arms and lays waste to the Inves swarm.
A Lion Inves was part of the advance guard of Redyue's Inves army which invaded Zawame. They were opposed and eventually defeated by the Armored Riders, with the Lion Inves being taken down by Gridon.
At least two Lion Inves were part of the Inves army led by Grinsha, having been sent by Redyue to capture humans in Zawame in order to revive the Overlord Queen for Rosyuo as part of her plot to gain the Forbidden Fruit. One Lion Inves was among the Inves destroyed after being crushed by the onslaught of Gridon Suika Arms (Odama Mode).
A Lion Inves and a Yagi Inves appeared worshipping Kaito, following his evolution into Lord Baron, as he announced before the Armored Riders that he would destroy the world and remake it in his image. The two Inves, along with Malika, helped put down Bravo and Gridon when they opposed him.
A Lion Inves appeared alongside a Yagi Inves to back-up Demushu, who had been revived along with the other Over Lords by Maja, when he was fighting Armored Riders Baron, Marika and Knuckle. Fighting Marika, the Lion Inves is soon enough destroyed by her Peach Energy Squash.
Advanced Inves typically start out as Elementary Inves (初級インベス Shokyū Inbesu), human-sized Inves summoned by Lockseeds from the Helheim Forest during an Inves Game to battle against the Armored Riders (opponent) or the opponents' Inves. In a normal Inves Game, they are about the same size as a small child, but when summoned by an Armored Rider or through a jailbroken Lockseed, they will retain their full size. If they break out of an Inves Game, they will go into a rampage and start attacking until they are either sent back into the Helheim Forest or killed. When they eat a mature Lockseed, they will evolve into a stronger, animal-based form called a Advanced State.
- Height: 244 cm. → 42 m. (Giant)
- Weight: 194 kg. → 1320 t. (Giant)
Advanced Inves (上級インベス Jōkyū Inbesu) are human-sized Inves summoned by Lockseeds from the Helheim Forest during an Inves Game to battle against the Armored Riders (opponent) or the opponents' Inves, though only when someone uses an A-Ranked Lockseed. Unlike their lesser Elementary counterparts, Advanced Inves retain their human size while in a Inves Game, as well as being themed after a specific animal. They are also much stronger than their previous evolution, prompting the need of a Armored Rider if a rogue Advanced Inves is around.
While wild Advanced Inves are somewhat uncommon, this kind of Inves can also be created by having a Elementary Inves feed on a Lockseed, where they evolve into a Advanced Inves that shares their color. Advanced Inves can also be created when a human eats a unripened fruit. For combat they use their claws and superhuman strength.
Appearances: Episodes 16, 20, ToQger vs. Gaim, 25, 32-34, Golden Fruit Cup, 39, 41, 42, 44, 45
- Destroyed by:
- Kamen Rider Gaim Jimber Lemon Arms' Sonic Volley
- ToQ-Oh Car Carrier Tank's Car Carrier Tank Shoot
- Kamen Rider Gaim Kachidoki Arms' Hinawadaidai-DJ-Ju fire at High Pitch
Behind the scenes
- This is the first Inves where the Inves species is in English instead of Japanese.
- This is also the first Inves where the creature enlarge itself, rather than becoming a stronger form.