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Icon-krorig.pngThis article is about a monster in Kamen Rider, the original series.

For the version from the 2023 film re-imagination, see Man Spider (Shin Kamen Rider).

Man Spider[src] (蜘蛛男, Kumo Otoko, 1, 13 & Rider vs Shocker) is a monster created by Shocker. It was the first monster that fought Kamen Rider 1 and was killed by the Rider's trademark Rider Kick.

Character History

"Takeshi Hongo, you traitor! I'll stop your breath this time!"
―Man Spider, disgusted of Hongo's Shocker betrayal[src]

Man Spider abducted Hongo and brought him to Shocker where he went through the process and became the very first Kamen Rider. Chasing after Hongo and Professor Midorikawa after they escaped Shocker's lab, Man Spider bugged Ruriko Midorikawa in hopes she would lead him to her father, killing the man with Hongo taking the blame. After abducting Ruriko, Man Spider would be killed by Kamen Rider 1 with his "Rider Kick".

Revived Monster Armies

A revived Man Spider confronts Ken Nomoto, who would become Shocker commander Tokageron.

He was later resurrected by Shocker as part of the Revived Monster Army before being destroyed by Tokageron's special bomb. Man Spider also made a brief return appearance in the monster army of the Kamen Rider vs. Shocker movie but did not actually have an active participation there.

Space Man Spider

Space Man Spider in Super Hero Taisen Z.

Main article: Space Man Spider

Space Man Spider (スペース蜘蛛男, Supēsu Kumo Otoko) is a spider-like commander of Space Shocker and the reincarnation of Man Spider who dons a celestial cloak. In his initial appearance under Space Shocker, he aided in the capture of Psycholon but was ultimately destroyed by Kamen Rider Fourze and Inazuman. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z


Appearances in other media

Kamen Rider Manga

Spider Man manga.jpg

Man Spider appeared in Shotaro Ishinomori's original Kamen Rider manga, like the TV series he is the first monster to be introduced and face Hongo. His appearance is almost similar to his live-action counterpart, with the exception of his four arms.

Unlike his live-action counterpart, Man Spider actually survived his first battle with Hongo. He was rescued by fellow Shocker monster, Moray Man, who brought him back to Shocker's base where he begged the Great Leader for a second chance to defeat Hongo. After being repaired, Man Spider once again set out to hunt Hongo while being watched by Bat Man, who was under orders to execute him should he fail. Unable to defeat Hongo, Man Spider chose to end his own life out of fear.

Anime

Kamen Rider SD

SD Kumo Otoko.

Main article: Kumo-Otoko (SD)

Kumo-Otoko: A member of Grand Shocker. The very first monster to ever appear in Kamen Rider is the main villain whom RX is fighting against in this animated short. He kidnaps Michiru and brainwashes her, and sets a trap for Black RX. He is weakened by the other Riders just in time for Black RX to destroy him.

Film

Kamen Rider The First

Main article: Spider

In the remake movie, Kamen Rider The First, Man Spider is simply known as Spider (スパイダー, Supaidā) and is a field captain in Shocker's ranks. He is responsible for covert assassination missions and is behind several "mysterious" deaths prior to and during the course of the film. He is eventually destroyed by Kamen Rider 1's Rider Kick.

Video Games

Kamen Rider Club

Man Spider appears among the monsters of Shocker which is fought by the six Kamen Riders 1, 2, V3, X, Amazon, and Stronger in Kamen Rider Club.

Kamen Rider on Super Famicom

Man Spider is among the Shocker enemies in the Super Famicom Kamen Rider game.

Kamen Rider on PlayStation

Kumo Otoko Saikyo Kaijin Form.

Kumo Otoko is one of several Shocker and Gel Shocker monsters that appear in the PlayStation Kamen Rider video game. They are fought by the player in the "Kamen Rider Story". In the "Shocker Story" players play as Shocker monsters which must defeat enemy Shocker monsters. If the player successfully passes the 8th round, the player's Shocker monster turns into Saikyō Kaijin (最強怪人) which is stronger and has a different appearance from the original form. The player can then upgrade punching power, kicking power or both or can summon 6 Combatmen to aid them. the player then must defeat Kamen Rider 1 before facing Kamen Rider 2.

All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2

Man Spider in All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2.

Man Spider appears as a monster in the video game All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2.

Personality

Man Spider is a loyal member of Shocker capturing Takeshi Hongo for getting more members for the organization and killing Doctor Midorikawa for helping Hongo escape and defecting Shocker.

Powers and Abilities

  • Height: 198 cm.
  • Weight: 96 kg.

Man Spider

Man Spider has heightened strength and agility, enabling him to accomplish jobs like assassinations and abductions. Like a spider, he can spit out powerful strands of webbing to capture or strangle his victims along with shooting darts from his mouth that contain enzymes that liquefy his target on contact.

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Man Spider was voiced by Ryūji Saikachi (槐 柳二, Saikachi Ryūji) and portrayed by an unidentified suit actor. In Super Hero Taisen Z, Space Man Spider was voiced by Keikō Sakai (酒井 敬幸, Sakai Keikō), who previously voiced Doras in Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010. His suit actor was Hiroyuki Tanaka (田中 宏幸, Tanaka Hiroyuki).

In Kamen Rider The First, the Spider was portrayed by Itsuji Itao (板尾 創路, Itao Itsuji). His suit actor was Akira Ohashi (大橋 明, Ōhashi Akira).

Legacy

Spider-Man has the honor of being the first monster in the entire Kamen Rider series. He and his fellow Shocker Inhumanoid, Bat Man have become "icons", and their respective animal basis have been used for the first monsters created or encountered as most of them are either bat or spider-based in most Kamen Rider Series.

Many of these first/early spider-motif monsters that appeared about the same position as Man Spider include:

The Other Spider-Man

Man Spider is not to be confused with the Marvel Comics character with a similar name or the tokusatsu versionIcon-crosswiki.png of that character.

Notes

Appearances

Kamen Riders
Takeshi Hongo - Hayato Ichimonji
Movie/Special Exclusive Riders
Kyoichiro Kuroi - Kamen Rider 4
Manga/Novel Exclusive Riders
Taki Rider - Kamen Rider Gaia
Gear
Typhoon - Cyclone - New Cyclone - TriCyclone - Sky Cyclone - Neo Cyclone
Allies
Tōbei Tachibana - Kazuya Taki - Ruriko Midorikawa - Hiromi Nohara -Mari - Yuri - Michi - Goro Ishikura - Mayu Tachibana
Kamen Rider
Shiro Kazami - Yuki Joji - Keisuke Jin - Daisuke Yamamoto - Shigeru Jo - Hiroshi Tsukuba - Kazuya Oki - Ryo Murasame - Kohtaro Minami - Momotaros - Kotaro Nogami - Tsukasa Kadoya - Eiji Hino - Gentaro Kisaragi - Kouta Kazuraba - Takeru Tenkuji - Makoto Fukami
Other Heroes
UltramanIcon-crosswiki.png - Ressha Sentai ToqgerIcon-crosswiki.png
Shocker
Great Leader of Shocker
Colonel Zol - Dr. Shinigami - Jigoku Taishi - Shocker Combatmen
Shocker Kaijin
Man Spider - Bat Man - Scorpion Man - Sarracenian - Mantis Man - Shinigami Chameleon - Wasp Woman - Cobra Man - Gebacondor - Yamogerus - Tokageron - Sabotegron - Pirazaurus (cyborg) - Hitodanger - Kanibubbler - Dokugander - Amazonia - Musasabeedle - Kinokomorgue - Jigoku-Thunder - Mukadelas - Mogurang - Kuragedarl - Zanbronzo - Arigabari - Dokudahlian - Armadillong - Gamaguiler - Alikimedes - Egyptas - Torikabuto - Eiking - Experimental Wolf Man - Snowman - Goaster - Fly Man - Pranodon - Kabibinga - Namekujira - Bearkonger - Todoguiler - Hilguerrilla - Isoguinchack - Kamestone - Unicornos - Guilgaras - Zanjioh - Jaguarman - Sea Snake Man - Cockroach Man - Gilliera - Dokumonde - Beaded Lizard Man - Worm Man - Owl Man - Namazuguiller - Harinezras - Saigang - Semiminga - Kabutorong - Kamikirikid - Gillizames - Guiller Koorogi - Eleki Botaru - Abugomes - Mosquiras - Siomaneking - Silaquiras - Bararanga - Sea Dragons - Imorigues - Unidogma - Poison Scorpion Man
Gel Shocker
General Black - Dr. Dee - Gel Shocker Combatmen
Shocker Riders: Shocker Rider No.1 - Shocker Rider No.2 - Shocker Rider No.3 - Shocker Rider No.4 - Shocker Rider No.5 - Shocker Rider No.6
Ganikoumoru - Sasori Tokagues - Kurage Wolf - Ino Kabuton - Isoguin Jaguar - Utsubo Games - Washi Kamaguilli - Kumo Lion - Neko Yamori - Canary Cobra - Nezucondor - Mukade Tiger - Haetori Bachi - Ei Dokugar - Namekuji Kinoko - Garaox - Saboten Bat
Nova Shocker
Urga - Igura - Buffal - Nova Shocker Combatmen
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