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Miyuki Tezuka (手塚 海之 Tezuka Miyuki) is Kamen Rider Raia (仮面ライダーライア Kamen Raidā Raia), a fictional character in the tokusatsu production Kamen Rider Ryuki. He is one of the 13 Kamen Riders the series revolves around.
- 1 History
- 2 Post Series and other events
- 3 Appearances in other media
- 4 Video Game Appearances
- 4.1 Kamen Rider Ryuki (Video Game)
- 4.2 Climax Heroes Series
- 4.3 Kamen Rider Riderbout
- 4.4 Kamen Rider Break Joker
- 4.5 Masked Rider Expansion
- 4.6 Kamen Rider Battle Rush
- 4.7 Kamen Rider Transcend Heroes
- 4.8 Kamen Rider Buttobasoul
- 4.9 Battle Spirits
- 5 Kamen Rider Raia
- 6 Contract Monster
- 7 Equipment
- 8 Rider Cards
- 9 Behind the scenes
- 10 Notes
- 11 Appearances
- 12 References
- 13 External Links
- 14 See also
Kamen Rider Ryuki
He is a very accurate fortune-teller that believes in predestination. He fights to stop the Rider war and change their fates, similar to Shinji/Kamen Rider Ryuki, making him among the few honorable and noble Riders in the series. Though he was given the left Survive card, Tezuka gave it to Kamen Rider Knight, even though that could have made him stronger. Tezuka was not the original deck holder that was chosen to become a Rider. The real chosen one was Yuichi Saito, an excellent pianist and dear friend to Tezuka, who had lost his ability to play when a mugger (later revealed to be Takeshi Asakura) broke his hands and ruined his ability to play. Kanzaki later appeared before Yuichi to offer the restoration of his hands if he becomes a Rider, but Yuichi refused to sacrifice anyone's life and was eaten by the monster GuldThunder. Taking Yuichi's Card Deck, Tezuka later contracted Evildiver and became a Rider to honor his friend's decision by ending the Rider War.
While at a square performing Coin Fortune Telling, Tezuka notices Ren and reads his future before revealing himself as a Rider. Though he overpowered Knight but not intent on dealing the deathblow, Raia is shocked with Knight's suicidal counterattack. But after the fight, Tezuka tells Ren that he cannot win the Rider War because of the doubt in his heart. After seeing a vision of Knight being defeated by Kamen Rider Gai, Tezuka prods at Ren to know the truth behind him when he meets Shinji, who also intends to stop the fighting among the Riders. Tezuka aids Ryuki and Knight in dealing with Gai before he (Gai) is killed off by Ouja.
- "At last...I changed fate..."
- ―Tezuka before his death[src]
Raia died during a fight against Ouja. When Ouja performed his Final Vent against Ryuki, Raia pushed him out of the way and took the attack instead. He died shortly afterwards due to his wounds. Being a very accurate fortune teller, he knew Ryuki was the one to be killed and let himself take the blow instead. Before he was about to die, Tezuka sensed something off with Yui but he never got the chance to tell Shinji before dying in his arms.
After Shiro restored time to its proper course after Yui's death, Tezuka was given a second chance in life with no memory of being a Rider and was seen doing tarot card readings on the corner of the street. Tezuka briefly encounters Shinji, telling him that misfortune was coming his way. Immediately afterwards, Shinji's bike was kicked by an annoyed Asakura, much to Shinji's dismay.
Post Series and other events
Kamen Rider Decade
The Arrival of the Samurai Sentai
Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker
Kamen Rider Diend summoned Kamen Rider Raia, Gai, and PunchHopper in the World of Decade to fight KickHopper and Ouja. Armed with the Evil Whip, he and Gai fought against Ouja, but the result of the fight was not shown.
OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders
Kamen Rider Raia was part of a group of reinforcement riders led by Akira Date/Kamen Rider Birth to aid the primary riders in defeating the Rock Great Leader. All the Kamen Riders got on their bikes and performed the All Rider Break attack which destroyed the Great Leader.
Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER
Kamen Rider Raia appears as a toy, when Sento Kiryu and Sougo Tokiwa they find Ataru Hisanagahe brings them to his room which is filled with Kamen Rider memorabilia, with Sougo and Sento stunned to see toys of themselves. Ataru reveals that Kamen Riders are fictional.
Appearances in other media
OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders: ~Let's Look! Only Your 48 Riders~
Type21. - Get it! Can You Ready the Muffler Too!?
Kamen Rider Raia appears with Drake, Dark Kiva, and Double. According to Kivat-Bat the 3rd,
Raia is considered for marriage.
Type24. - I'll Investigate This Match!
Kamen Rider Raia participated in the Poker Battle alongside General Shadow, Kamen Rider Garren, and Kamen Rider Chalice without a strategy to have the victory. Raia's hand is very weak unlike General Shadow, Garren, and Chalice's. He lines the cards up and points to General Shadow to choose the card. After flipping the bad luck card, General Shadow, being enraged, tells him to play well but he ends up dropping a metal bowl from above, knocking him out, implying that Raia's prediction was always right.
Video Game Appearances
Kamen Rider Ryuki (Video Game)
Kamen Rider Raia appears as playable character in the PS1 game. Like the other Ryuki Riders, he summons his Contract monster EvilDiver and uses his Advent cards with his finisher being Hide Venom.
Climax Heroes Series
Kamen Rider Climax Heroes OOO
Kamen Rider Raia appears in the video game with other Heisei Riders, in Kamen Rider Climax Heroes OOO.
Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze
Kamen Rider Raia appears in the video game with other Heisei and Showa Kamen Riders, in Kamen Rider Climax Heroes Fourze.
Kamen Rider Super Climax Heroes
Kamen Rider Raia appears in the video game with the other Kamen Riders in Kamen Rider Super Climax Heroes.
Kamen Rider Riderbout
Kamen Rider Raia appears as a playable character with the other Heisei and Showa Kamen Riders in Kamen Rider Riderbout.
Kamen Rider Break Joker
Kamen Rider Raia appears as a playable character with other Riders and monsters in Kamen Rider Break Joker.
Masked Rider Expansion
Kamen Rider Raia appears as a playable character in the trading card game with the other Heisei and Showa Riders, Super Sentai, Metal Heroes, and other Heroes.
Kamen Rider Battle Rush
Kamen Rider Raia appears as a playable and support character in the video game Kamen Rider Battle Rush using Hide Venom.
Kamen Rider Transcend Heroes
Kamen Rider Raia appears as a playable character with other Kamen Riders in the video game, performing his Hide Venom against his enemies Kamen Rider Transcend Heroes.
Kamen Rider Buttobasoul
Kamen Rider Raia is a playable character in Kamen Rider Buttobasoul, among other Kamen Riders.
Kamen Rider Raia appears with other Kamen Riders and Monsters in Battle Spirits.
Kamen Rider Raia
- Punching Power: 10 t.[note 1]
- Kicking Power: 15 t.[note 2]
- Maximum Jump Height: 40 m.
- Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 5 sec.
Tezuka can transform into Kamen Rider Raia using his Card Deck and V Buckle upon forming a contract with Evildiver. His Visor, the Evilvisor (エビルバイザー Ebiru Baizā), is small shield mounted on his left arm. Raia's punching power, kicking power, and jump height are identical to Knight's, but he is slightly slower.
Through the use of the Swing Vent Advent Card, Raia can arm himself with the Evilwhip (エビルウィップ Ebiru Wippu), a whip derived from Evildiver's tail. Raia can also use the Copy Vent to summon a copy of his opponent's weapon
By using his Final Vent, Raia can execute his finisher, Hide Venom (ハイドベノン Haido Benon), in which he rides on Evildiver's back and rams into the enemy.
Kamen Rider Raia Survive (仮面ライダーライアサバイブ Kamen Raidā Raia Sabaibu) is Raia's Survive Form, assumed by using the Survive Shippu Advent Card. It never appeared in any media but can be seen in concept art.
In this form, Raia's Rider Visor transforms into a bow-like weapon called the Evilvisorzwei (エビルバイザーツバイ Ebiru Baizā Tsubai).
- Main article: Evildiver
- Card Deck - Transformation device and Advent Card holder
- V Buckle - Transformation belt
- Advent Cards - Trinkets that enable a Rider to summon Contract Monsters, access equipment, and use special abilities
- Evilvisor - Raia's Visor and personal weapon that enables him to use Advent Cards
- Evilvisorzwei - Upgraded version of the Evilvisor used by Raia Survive
- Evil Whip - Raia's personal weapon
- Rideshooter - Motorcycle used by any Rider to enter the Mirror World
- "Kamen Ride: Raia"
- ―Diendriver summoning announcement[src]
- Kamen Ride: Raia: A Rider Card containing the power of Kamen Rider Raia. Used by Diend to summon Kamen Rider Raia armed with Swing Vent. First used in the World of Shinkenger to fight Shinken Gold. Diend uses it again in the World of Decade to fight Ouja and KickHopper. Also available to be summoned by Diend in Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes OOO.
Behind the scenes
- Like other Riders in the war, Tezuka died an ironic death: he made predictions that were always right but sacrificed himself in order to prove his prediction wrong.
- Another ironic death was in Rider Time Ryuki, Tezuka betrayed his team after falling in love with Jun, only to betray him also and dying from the wounds defensively inflicted by Gai. He also remembers his whole past with Shinji near-death but dies before he could apologize to Shinji.
- Aside from Ryuki, Raia is the only one who has been a hero in both Ryuki's series and movies. (Knight and Zolda were once anti-heroes while Femme was a villain in 13 Riders.)
- Raia is the first Rider in the franchise to be mostly magenta/pink.
- Though Tezuka's sacrifice for Shinji is treated as his first prediction proven wrong, his earlier prediction of Ren's death by Gai (episode 15) was also proven wrong in episode 19, some time before Tezuka had predicted Shinji's demise.
- 200 AP, conversion: 1 AP (Ryuki) = 20 t.
- 300 AP, conversion: 1 AP (Ryuki) = 20 t.
- 2000 AP, conversion: 1 AP (Ryuki) = 20 t.
- 5000 AP, conversion: 1 AP (Ryuki) = 20 t.
- 4000 AP, conversion: 1 AP (Ryuki) = 20 t.
- 8000 AP, conversion: 1 AP (Ryuki) = 20 t.
- 6000 AP, conversion: 1 AP (Ryuki) = 20 t.
- Kamen Rider Ryuuki Spoiler Page
- Miyuki Tezuka on Kamen Rider Official
- Kamen Rider Raia on Kamen Rider Official
- Chris Ramirez - counterpart in Kamen Rider Dragon Knight. See comparison page.
- Quinn - counterpart in Kamen Rider Dragon Knight. See comparison page.
- Kamen Rider Raia (A.R. World) - The user of the Kamen Rider Raia powers in Kamen Rider Decade.