|This article is about a/an villain in Kamen Rider, the original series.|
Oberst Bakarashin Iinodevitch Zol, commonly known as Oberst Zol (ゾル大佐 Zoru Taisa, 26-39, Rider vs Shocker, V3 27 & 28), is the leader of Shocker's Middle East Branch, transferred to Japan to improve their success rate there. His true form is a wolf monster known as Wolf Man (狼男 Ōkami Otoko) (a.k.a. Golden Wolf Man (黄金狼男 Ōgon Ōkami Otoko)).
Oberst Zol was a former member of the Nazi born in Leipzig, Germany as well as Neo-Shocker's member, General Monster's superior when the general was still an officer at the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, he lost his eye after a gas leak and covered it with an eyepatch. After World War II, he was invited to join Shocker by the Great Leader. Zol kept his old uniform to show pride of his past despite being called a war criminal. He then went through the altering process of becoming a cyborg. His personal mark, worn by the soldiers of his own Shocker outpost and used in his official correspondence, was the Shocker emblem, but with the bird's head replaced by a wolf's.
Driven by hate, he brought a wave of destruction to the Middle East to build Shocker's utopia there until he was called to Japan. He confronted Kamen Rider #2 himself in episode 39 and after a lengthy fight was toppled off a cliff by Kamen Rider #2's Rider Punch, destroying him. Wolf Man briefly appeared in Kamen Rider vs. Shocker among the members of the resurrected monster army.
- "Rider V3, eh...? He's pretty good."
- ―His thoughts to Doctor G about V3[src]
Along with Doctor Death, Ambassador Hell, and General Black. He was resurrected by Doktor G to initiate Operation: Japan Annihilation using a new toxic gas called Girard Gamma. His assignment is Hokkaido. When Ambassador Hell captured by V3, he tried to execute him using his gun until Great Leader interference stating they cannot afford to lose even Ambassador Hell when carried out their mission and let V3 go as he pleases. He died with the other revived commanders when Destron's base accidentally self destructed.
After going through the alteration process Zol became a werewolf kaijin, transforming by whipping at the ground. He has the ability to shoot missile like claws from his hands in this form. He was also a disguise specialist, able to mimic Taki's appearance almost perfectly using only make up during his debut.
In Kamen Rider Decade: Final Chapter, Narutaki becomes Oberst Zol to once and for all destroy Kamen Rider Decade. Together with Super Doctor Death and what's left of Dai-Shocker they form Super Shocker. Unlike original Zol, Narutaki as Zol does not transform into Inhumanoid Golden Wolf Man in the movie due to his lack of cybernetic implants. When Tsukasa is revived after his voluntary destruction, he, Yusuke, Kaito, and Natsumi turn into their rider forms to fight against Zol and his army. When Doras goes on a rampage and Zol is knocked out of his way, he reverts back to Narutaki and flees.
World of OOO
In SIC Hero Saga OOO Edition, Narutaki finally transformed into the Inhumanoid Golden Wolfman.
Video game appearances
Kamen Rider Club
Gold Wolf Man appears as the Stage 1 boss in the game, using his hotrod car to fire missiles, fireballs or try to sideram the player to kill them. Ichigo must defeat him by kicking the car until it loses all its armor and explodes.
Kamen Rider on Super Famicom
Wolf Man appears as a Shocker boss in the Super Famicom Kamen Rider game.
Behind the scenes
In Kamen Rider the original series, Oberst Zol was portrayed by Jirō Miyaguchi (宮口 二郎 Miyaguchi Jirō). Zol was portrayed by Jirō Chiba (千葉 治郎 Chiba Jirō) when he disguised himself as Kazuya Taki in his debut appearance.
- Height: 165 cm
- Weight: 80kg