|This article is about a/an rider troop in Kamen Rider Gaim.|
The Mecha Kurokages (メカ黒影 Meka Kurokage, lit. "Mecha Black Shadows") were a duo of mechanical soldiers created by the entity Megahex as a recreation of the Yggdrasill Corporation's Armored Rider Kurokage Troopers.
During Megahex's invasion of Earth, he produced two Kurokage Trooper clones with data he obtained from Kouta as the Man of the Beginning. Kamen Rider Ryugen opposes him and fights his Kurokages. Managing to defeat them, they are revealed to be mechanical clones. When Mecha Ryoma Sengoku appears, Mitsuzane takes one of the Mecha Kurokages' Sengoku Drivers, giving it to his brother Takatora so he can transform into Kamen Rider Zangetsu and aid him.
Like with the other Armored Riders, the Mecha Kurokages' forms are called Arms (アームズ Āmuzu). Their Sengoku Driver plays Japanese horagai music and announces "Soiya" (ソイヤ) before every transformation, while their personal Lockseeds are styled with a mix of Japanese words and English words.
By pressing the Sengoku Driver's Cutting Blade down on the Lockseed after transforming from one to three times, the Mecha Kurokages can activate one of three finishing moves based on their current Arms form: Squash (スカッシュ Sukasshu), Au Lait (オーレ Ōre), or Sparking (スパーキング Supākingu).
The Ride Wear (ライドウェア Raido Uēa) is the Mecha Kurokages' default form undersuit, which is briefly seen during the Mecha Kurokages' transformation sequence before the Armor Part attaches or when they change Arms. However, this form is completely vulnerable to any incoming attacks when shot at directly in the suit rather than at the Arms that is descending down on the Rider.
Unlike the original Armored Riders, the Mecha Kurokages' Ride Wear isn't identifiable through their Sengoku Driver's Rider Indicator (ライダーインジケーター Raidā Injikētā) faceplate due to using mass-produced Sengoku Drivers. As a result, the Rider Indicator is blank. However, it can be replaced with extensions such as the Genesis Core or Senyo Joint.
- "Soiya! Matsubokkuri Arms: Ichigeki in the Shadows!"
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
- Height: 203 cm.
- Weight: 102 kg.
- Punching power: 6.0 t.
- Kicking power: 10.2 t.
- Maximum jump height: 26 m.
- Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 6.0 sec.
Matsubokkuri Arms (マツボックリアームズ Matsubokkuri Āmuzu, lit. "Pinecone Arms") is the Mecha Kurokages' default pinecone-based armored Japanese Ashigaru form. Accessed through the Matsubokkuri Lockseed, this form bears the Matsu Kabuto (マツカブト lit. "Pine Helmet") helmet with the Comb Eye (コームアイ Kōmu Ai) visor.
While assuming Matsubokkuri Arms, the Mecha Kurokages don the Matsubokkuri Armor Part (マツボックリアーマーパート Matsubokkuri Āmā Pāto, lit. "Pinecone Armor Part") and their Arms Weapon is the Kagematsu.
In this form, the Mecha Kurokages' punching power is on par with that of Gaim in Ichigo Arms, and can kick at the same power as Gaim in all of his Arms. They can also jump a tiny bit less, as well as run a bit slower, than Gaim in Orange Arms.
- Sengoku Driver - Transformation device. Unlike the Armored Riders, the Mecha Kurokages use the mass-production model of the Sengoku Driver that can be used by anyone without having to be initialized and locked to one person and the belt color is silver.
- Lockseeds - Gives access to the Mecha Kurokage's Arms changes, depending on which lock is used
- Arms Weapons - Weapons that come with the Arms:
- The true forms of the Mecha Kurokages were never shown on screen; they were only seen in a magazine scan. Their true forms are similar to Commander Dopant's Masked Soldiers and their armor are also as similar as ZECTroopers' armors.
Legend Rider Lockseeds
- The following Legend Rider Lockseeds are styled for Mecha Kurokage, as well as Gaim, Bujin Gaim, and Kamuro:
- 1 - "Waza no Ichigō, Let's go!"
- 2 - "Chikara no Nigō, Let's go!"
- Riderman - "Kagakusha Met On!"
- ZX - "Jūgō Cyborg Ninja!
- Black - "Seiki Oh Black Sun!"
- Shin - "Kaizou Heishi Level 3!"
- J - "Shingeki Jumbo Formation!"
- Shocker - "Jigoku no gundan on Parade! Eeeee!"
- Great Leader - "Shihaisha of the World!"
- Shocker Rider Number 1 - "Nise no Hero, Dead Go!"
- Kabuto - "Ten no Michi My Way!"
- Den-O - "Iza Climax!"
- Den-O Climax Form - "Denkamori Climax!"
- Decade - "Hakaisha on the Road!"
- Skull - "Otoko-michi Hardboiled!"
- Fourze - "Seishun Switch On!" (Despite being canonically used by Zangetsu)
- Wizard - "Shabadoobi Showtime!"
- Wizard Infinity Style - "Kirakira Infinity!"
- Gaim - "Fruits Gaim/Yoroi Musha on Parade!"
- Drive - "Hitoppashiri iza Together!"