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This article is about a/an villain in Kamen Rider Kuuga.

For the Manga version and leader of the Gurongi in the World of Kuuga, see N Daguva Zeba (2015 manga) and N-Gamio-Zeda.

N-Daguva-Zeba (ン・ダグバ・ゼバ N Daguba Zeba) was the stag beetle-like lord of the Gurongi and main antagonist of Kamen Rider Kuuga. He was given the codenames Unidentified Life Form #0 (未確認生命体第0号 Mikakunin Seimeitai Dai Zero-gō) as his Intermediate Form and Unidentified Life Form B13 (未確認生命体B群13号 Mikakunin Seimeitai Bīgun Jūsangō) as his human form.

Personality

Daguva enjoys battle and hates the weak, killing 152 of his own kind (including the Be and Nu groups of Gurongi, and possibly completely wiped out other unnamed groups) for being weak in strength. He also has a dislike of any of the other Gurongi using his own power for their own, killing both Nu-Zajio-Re and Zu-Gooma-Gu (the last of their respective groups, incidentally) for using pieces of his discarded armor for their own benefit.

He sees Kuuga as the only entertaining challenge for him and takes great enjoyment in their fight. His goal is to either ensure the plan of making humanity as violent as the Gurongi is carried out through himself or through Kuuga and is willing to die to see that happen.

History

Kamen Rider Kuuga

Daguva fought the original Kuuga, Riku, in his Imperfect Form and lost ending up sealed in Kuuga's sarcophagus along with him. He is reawakened in modern times by archaeologists whom he kills and revives the other Gurongi to re-initiate the Gegeru. Revival

Before showing himself to the modern Kuuga, Yusuke Godai, Daguva kills 152 of his kind seeing them as inferior in Nagano. He reveals himself to the police killing Gooma and falling off the radar after six days of being sighted. By this time he assumed his human form. Once Gadoru is killed, Daguva begins the "end game" by causing an endless heavy rain before defeating Kuuga in his Amazing Mighty Form while leaving massive damage in his wake. As he revealed to Baruba, he is giving Kuuga time to get stronger as a favor for giving him time to move around the country in peace.

N-Daguva-Zeba fight with Kuuga Ultimate Form

Once in Nagano, Daguva resumes the carnage before starting a systematic genocide of all humans in Japan as he tells Yusuke to meet him at Mount Kuro (九郎ヶ岳 Kurōga-take) for a final confrontation. But as he hoped, Yusuke appears in his now controlled Ultimate Form while Daguva assumes his Gurongi form as he and Kuuga battle each other. After exhausting themselves to the point that they are too weak to maintain their fighting forms and both their Amadums break, they continue to fight as humans with their bare hands to the death until Daguva finally dies, succumbing to the multiple injuries that he had sustained and laughing to the very end, hoping Yusuke would become as violent as he is.

Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen

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N-Daguva-Zeba is revived and becomes one of Dai-Shocker's commanders. However, he isn't seen in the final battle, when Dai-Shocker and Dai-Zangyack reveal their alliance and are defeated by the united Kamen Rider and Super Sentai forces.

Kamen Rider Zi-O

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N-Daguva-Zeba is among the villains who are summoned by Another Decade to battle Kamen Rider Zi-O and was destroyed by Ohma Zi-O.2019: Apocalypse

Video Game appearances

Kamen Rider Agito & Kuuga Wild Battle

N-Daguva-Zeba (Perfect Form) is one of eight Gurongi who are playable in the Fighting, Training, and Survival Modes of Kamen Rider Agito & Kuuga Wild Battle.

All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2

N-Daguva Zeba in All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2.

N-Daguva-Zeba appears as a monster in the video game All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2.

Kamen Rider Battride Wars

N-Daguva-Zeba as seen in Battride War.

N-Daguva-Zeba appears as a boss in the video game Kamen Rider: Battride War. His first appearance is in the stage "Kuuga", which loosely adapts the identically-named episode 48 of Kamen Rider Kuuga.  After this, he appears several more times as a boss character in the game's main plotline. Daguva's abilities include pyrokinesis and a powerful punch combo. His only weakness is he lacks any long-range attacks. Also, his pyrokinesis attacks are easy to dodge as a red mark can be seen when he utilizes them.

Forms

Human Form

Daguva, like most members of his kind, assumes a Human Form (人間体 Ningentai), with his being a white suited young man with an aura. He reveals himself to the police killing Gooma and falling off the radar after six days of being sighted.

Appearances: Kuuga Episodes 40-48


Imperfect Form

Exclusive to the S.I.C. Hero Saga, the Imperfect Form (不完全体 Fukanzentai) resembles a muscular human and is three times taller than the original Kuuga.


Middle Form

The Intermediate Form (中間体 Chūkantai) of Daguva, having a smaller, more human-like build whilst retaining the hair he possessed in his previous form. Briefly appearing in the TV series, as the Gurongi lord, Daguva has power over his kind through fear. He is very powerful on his own, destroying 152 Gurongi with little effort, all while causing a rainstorm with his influence.

Appearances: Kuuga Episodes 1 & 41


Perfect Form

Daguva's Ultimate Form (究極体 Kyūkyokutai), or Perfect Form (完全体 Kanzentai), resembles Kamen Rider Kuuga's Ultimate Form but is white in color, adorned with a cape and several Gurongi accessories, and with a smaller four-pointed head crest. This similar appearance is because of Kuuga's ties to him. He is in possession of an Amadam that increases the user's lifespan. His Perfect Form can control the weather to induce heavy rains or blizzards, and is armed with the power to create and manipulate fire. In his first appearence, he was demonstrated to conjure lightning, as well as revive his Gurongi servants once again. He is physically powerful enough to easily defeat Kuuga in his Amazing Mighty Form. The only form that Kuuga has that can match him is Ultimate Form while Kuuga's Rising Ultimate surpasses both.

Appearances: Kuuga Episodes 47 & 48


Notes

  • His name is based on "dark" (ダーク Dāku) and the Japanese word for "stag beetle" (クワガタムシ Kuwagatamushi).
  • During their final battle, Daguva's and Kuuga's Amadams were shattered, reverting them slowly to their human forms. It can be assumed that Daguva had lost his healing ability at that point in time, while Kuuga's Amadam is connected through Gouram. Having his Amadam shattered without a backup, the multiple injuries he sustained were enough to kill him.

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  • In early promotional materials, the magazines predicted Daguva to be the true identity of Kuuga Ultimate Form.


Appearances

Icon-kuuga.png Kamen Rider Kuuga
Riku - Yusuke Godai - Mika Natsume (Novel Only)
Arcle - Amadam - Gouram - TryChaser 2000 - BeatChaser 2000 - Dragon Rod - Pegasus Bowgun - Titan Sword - Mighty Anklet
Kaoru Ichijo - Hikari Enokida - Sadao Matsukura - Morimichi Sugita - Tsuyoshi Sakurai - Nozomi Sasayama
Other Allies and Characters
Sakurako Sawatari | Minori Godai | Shuichi Tsubaki | Tamasaburo Kazari | Nana Asahina | Jean Michel Sorrel | Mika Natsume | Shoji Kanzaki | Junichi Chono
N-Daguva-Zeba
Nu-Zajio-Re
Ra Group

Ra-Baruba-De | Ra-Dorudo-Gu

Zu Group

Zu-Gumun-Ba | Zu-Goma-Gu | Zu-Mebio-Da | Zu-Badzu-Ba | Zu-Zain-Da

Me Group

Me-Badjisu-Ba | Me-Giiga-Gi | Me-Biran-Gi | Me-Gyarido-Gi | Me-Gadora-Da | Me-Ginoga-De | Me-Garume-Za | Me-Garima-Ba

Go Group

Go-Buuro-Gu | Go-Bemiu-Gi | Go-Gamego-Re | Go-Bada-Ba | Go-Jaraji-Da | Go-Zazaru-Ba | Go-Jaaza-Gi | Go-Baberu-Da | Go-Gadoru-Ba

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