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"What do you think you're doing? Are you trying to humiliate us?"
Kaito as he angrily scolds Peko and breaks his slingshot[src]

"I... I wanna dance too. This is the reason why I joined the top dance team in history. So-!"
―Peko, when he reveals the reason he joined Team Baron dance team after watching Kamen Rider Bravo's mockery ads on All Beat Rider teams.[src]

Peko (ペコ Peko) is a member of Team Baron. After Zack left for New York, Peko became the new leader of Team Baron.

Personality

He is loyal to Kaito, but cheats to help Team Baron win at the Inves Games. The reason he cheats is because he loves dancing, but since Inves Games were getting popular before the Beat Riders teams were branded pariahs, he cheated to make the Inves Games go by faster so he can go back to dancing.

Upon Team Gaim wanting to put an end to the Inves game by gathering all Beat Rider Teams to retain their public images rather than being treated as outcasts by the people of Zawame, Peko, along with Zack show their good sides that they want to dance to make people happy.

History

Peko is a dance lover, dancing is his passion. His sister Azami once formed a dance team which he and later Zack joined. That team was later taken over by Kaito Kumon, forming the dance group Team Baron. Mai Takatsukasa had invited him to join Team Gaim, but Peko declined and joined Team Baron instead, because he wanted to be with the top group.

During the course of the series, he helps cheat in the Inves games with a slingshot, disarming the Lockseed user and causing them to forfeit due to being unable to control their Inves and causing Team Baron to stay at the top of the ranking. Later, during the Beat Rider scandal, he is injured by Oren, causing Kaito to back off from his fight with Oren. Peko later shows his disapproval when Kaito refuses to join the Beat Rider All-Team Dance Show, but later goes when Kaito resigns from being Team Baron's leader. Peko, along with Zack, defends the city in the event Kouta isn't available, providing backup to Zack, aka Armored Rider Knuckle.

When an Inves army led by the Over Lords are invading Earth, Peko, Jonouchi, and Mai unable to find anything on Zawame City but a related compromise of Yggdrasill thanks to Ryoma's communication jam. With all resistance members agreeing with Mai to use communicators, Peko and the other alliances spread out to get the civilians to safety. When hearing that Mitsuzane was not just Takatora's brother, but had also sided with a villain like Ryoma, Sid, then Over Lord (mostly Redyue), Peko, Zack and Hideyasu were shocked immediately when hearing about it.

While Peko and Mai went shopping for food in an abandoned mart, they were confronted by Mitsuzane. Curious about Mitsuzane's change in attitude, he is met by the latter calling him "scum" and tried to tell Mitsuzane to leave Mai alone after he harasses her before being attacked by the Over Lord Shinmugurun, forcing Mai to follow Mitsuzane. As Mitsuzane and Shinmugurun successfully kidnap Mai, a brutally injured Peko attempts to call for help. However, his microphone recording the incident prompts Kouta and Kaito to rush to Peko's aid who attempts to tell them that it was Mitsuzane before being left in Kaito's care as Kouta goes after Mitsuzane.

After Ryoma reveals his plan to reclaim Yggdrasill from the Over Lords, Peko had volunteered to go, but due to his injuries his friends forced him to stay and rest.

When Mai returned but implanted with a Golden Fruit by Rosyuo, Peko still considers Mitsuzane a traitor until Ryoma arrived to take her to a hospital with his and Chucky's aid to take her there. When the two are locked in a room in the abandoned hospital, the two escape the hospital through the window by using bed sheets as a rope.

Once they escaped from Ryoma and Mitsuzane, he and Chucky found a supposedly dead Kouta and takes his body to the Team Gaim's garage until, he is healed by Mai (now as the Woman of the Beginning) in his mind. Upon learning that Kaito became an Over Lord after killing Ryoma, and then proceeded to eliminate Gridon and Bravo by destroying their transformation belts. While Zack goes undercover to stop their old friend's reign, Peko is sent by Zack to secretly to send a letter to Oren at Drupers, about a plan to stop Kaito. He, along with most of his friends and survivors are soon evacuated by the Japanese Defense soldiers, leaving Kouta and Zack in Zawame to stop Kaito themselves.

Three months later after Earth is saved and Kouta and Mai (now as the Persons of the Beginning) left the planet, Peko is seen dancing with other Beat Riders.

Another three months later, when the Beat Riders forgives Mitsuzane and offers him to come back but he still refused, Peko reminds his Beat Rider friends about Mitsuzane's sin six months ago until Zack tells them to give the young Kureshima time to redeem himself alone more.

After the Megahex incident, Peko was entrusted by Zack to take care of Team Baron for him, since he is planning to go to New York to pursue his dream as a professional dancer. After Zack left for New York, Peko and his teammates are somehow missing, when at the same time when the team known as Neo Baron emerged somehow. This causes Zack's trip to New York to be ended early, leading him to rescue his friend first.

Gaim Gaiden: Kamen Rider Knuckle

Peko was entrusted by Zack to take care of Team Baron for him, since he is planning to go to New York to pursue his dream as a professional dancer. After Zack left for New York, Peko and his teammates are somehow missing, when at the same time when the team known as Neo Baron emerged somehow. This causes Zack's trip to New York to be ended early, leading him to rescue his friend first. Zack later forgives Peko after telling him that Shura has forced him and his team to join Neo Baron as he couldn't forgive of Shura's sins for using the Team Baron name for his evil purpose. Peko removes the Genesis Core from Kaito's destroyed Genesis Driver in order to give it to Zack who transforms into Knuckle Jimber Marron to fight against Shura as Black Baron.

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Peko is portrayed by Saku Momose (百瀬 朔 Momose Saku).

Notes

  • Peko is the only member of Team Baron with a name who is not an Armored Rider in the series. However, in the summer movie's alternate universe, he gains the Matsubokkuri Energy Lockseed and turns into Kurokage Shin.

Appearances

Main article: Peko/Appearances
Icon-gaim Kamen Rider Gaim
Armored Riders
TV Series: Kouta Kazuraba - Kaito Kumon - Mitsuzane Kureshima - Takatora Kureshima - Hideyasu Jonouchi - Ryoji Hase - Oren Pierre Alfonzo - Zack - Kurokage Troopers
Movie/Special/Stageshow-exclusive: Bujin Gaim - Ren Aoi - Lapis - Kougane - Touka Akatsuki - Shura - Kugai Kudo - Maja
New Generation Riders
TV Series: Takatora Kureshima - Ryoma Sengoku - Yoko Minato - Lock Dealer Sid - Kaito Kumon - Mitsuzane Kureshima
Movie-exclusive: Peko (alternate) - Alfred
Rider Gear
Sengoku Driver - Genesis Driver - Lockseeds - Armor Parts - Arms Weapons - Musou Saber - Sonic Arrow
Rider Machines
Sakura Hurricane - Rose Attacker - Dandeliner - Tulip Hopper
Allies
TV Series: Mai Takatsukasa - Yuya Sumii - Akira Kazuraba - Chucky - Rica - Rat - Peko - Kiyojiro Bando - Iyo - Kikaider (REBOOT)
Movie-exclusive: Ieyasu - Shu Aoi - Saki Aoi - Shapool - Azami
Beat Rider Teams: Team Gaim - Team Baron - Team Raid Wild - Team Invitto - Team Red Hot - Team Soten - Team Pop Up - Team Spingere - Team Boost - Team Mouryou - Team Severe Beat

Locations: Zawame - Charmant - Yggdrasill Tower

Yggdrasill Corporation
Takatora Kureshima - Mitsuzane Kureshima - Ryoma Sengoku - Lock Dealer Sid - Yoko Minato - DJ Sagara - Amagi Kureshima
Remnant groups: Black Bodhi - Neo Baron

Zawame City Restoration Bureau

Inves
Femushinmu (Over Lord Inves): Rosyuo - Demushu - Redyue - Dyudyuonshu - Grinsha - Shinmugurun - Over Lord Queen
Lapis - Kougane
Other Over Lords: Lord Baron - Tyrant
Advanced Inves: Byakko Inves - Seiryu Inves - Hekija Inves - Shika Inves - Kamikiri Inves - Komori Inves (Mutant) - Inoshishi Inves - Lion Inves - Yagi Inves
Elementary Inves

Helheim (Forest) - Forbidden Fruit - Man of the Beginning - Woman of the Beginning - Femushinmu Planet - Planet of Helheim

Other Villains
Grasshopper Monster - Badan Empire - Pitcher Plant Monster - Megahex - Hakaider (REBOOT)
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