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Principle or Pathos (理・念・情・念 Ri・Nen・Jō・Nen) is the fortieth episode of Kamen Rider Fourze.
As the Taurus Zodiarts, Sugiura continues to stifle everyone's creativity, but Ryusei (as Meteor) challenges to a game of golf to get everything back to the way it was, while Gentaro and Yuki try to find out why Yuta had changed.
Accepting a challenge in his own element and to release his victims upon losing, the Taurus Zodiarts takes his leave, as the Virgo Zodiarts is about to follow. But Kamen Rider Meteor demands it to halt for answers for her agenda, only to be assured that it is not on the Kamen Rider Club's side as it teleports away. Later that night at a golf course Miu rented, the Kamen Rider Club finds the odds are against Ryusei as he does not know the first thing about golfing.
The next day, Tomoko finds herself on the run from the Student Council before she is saved by Emoto. Thanking him, Tomoko learns that even though his friend Rokuro Utahoshi died on the moon, he is still collecting moon-related items. This inspires Tomoko to find a moon rock to give to Emoto, only to discover that the supposedly kind scientist is actually the Virgo Zodiarts as she witnesses him reverting to his human form before running off.
Meanwhile, discussing what they learned from Sayaka on the conditions of her injury and his resulting mindset for his ideal justice, Gentaro stops Sugiura as he is about to punish Oki for when she failed to let Tomoko escape. Though Gentaro becomes Kamen Rider Fourze, the contract makes him unable to fight the Taurus Zodiarts, forcing Yuki to use the Foodroids to cover their escape as Kamen Rider Fourze uses the Wheel Switch. In response, the Taurus Zodiarts converts all surrounding students into a mindless army to track them down. Learning from Oki that Sugiura has feelings for Sayaka which has motivated his actions, Gentaro makes his way back to the hospital to get her help in reaching through to Sugiura.
At that time, Kamen Rider Meteor begins his golf game with the Taurus Zodiarts in a no-man's land area. Kamen Rider Meteor uses the Meteor Storm Switch to beat the Taurus Zodiarts, with the Horoscopes refusing to honor their deal just as he turns the Kamen Rider into his slave to help in capturing Oki as the students boxed her, Yuki, and JK in to a corner. However, before the rest of the Kamen Rider Club is zombified, the Taurus Zodiarts sees smoke on the school rooftop and finds Sayaka having a fireworks barbecue. Gentaro asks him if his intent is truly justified, rather than merely fueled on his feelings for Sayaka.
When he is unable to punish her to prove his convinction, the Taurus Zodiarts destroys his Gu-Anna staff to break his hold over the student body before negating his transformation. Though Sayaka thanks him, while assuring that she will return to school, Sugiura accepts Gentaro's friendship. However, the Virgo Zodiarts arrives to give Sugiura one last chance by having him kill the Kamen Rider Club. Sugiura refuses and assumes his Zodiarts form to fight the Virgo Zodiarts before it exiles him into the Dark Nebula. Enraged at its action, Kamen Rider Fourze and Kamen Rider Meteor battle the Virgo Zodiarts in their strongest forms as it overpowers them and eludes them while warning them to no longer meddle in the Horoscopes' affairs. Virgo transforms back into Emoto as he gives Gamou the Taurus Switch, as it is also revealed Emoto was the one responsible for Rokuro Utahoshi's death.
Having a loose end to deal with, Emoto finds Tomoko (as she dropped the moon rock she'd intended to give him outside his office) as he assumes his Zodiarts form and sends her into the Dark Nebula despite her trying to convince him that there is some good in him.
- Switches Used:
- States Used:
- Base States, Cosmic States
- Gentaro Kisaragi (如月 弦太朗 Kisaragi Gentarō): Sota Fukushi (福士 蒼汰 Fukushi Sōta)
- Kengo Utahoshi (歌星 賢吾 Utahoshi Kengo): Ryuki Takahashi (高橋 龍輝 Takahashi Ryūki)
- Yuki Jojima (城島 ユウキ Jōjima Yūki): Fumika Shimizu (清水 富美加 Shimizu Fumika)
- Miu Kazashiro (風城 美羽 Kazashiro Miu): Rikako Sakata (坂田 梨香子 Sakata Rikako)
- Shun Daimonji (大文字 隼 Daimonji Shun): Justin Tomimori (冨森 ジャスティン Tomimori Jasutin)
- Tomoko Nozama (野座間 友子 Nozama Tomoko): Shiho (志保)
- JK (ＪＫ（ジェイク） Jeiku): Shion Tsuchiya (土屋 シオン Tsuchiya Shion)
- Ryusei Sakuta (朔田 流星 Sakuta Ryūsei): Ryo Yoshizawa (吉沢 亮 Yoshizawa Ryō)
- Mitsuaki Gamou (我望 光明 Gamō Mitsuaki): Shingo Tsurumi (鶴見 辰吾 Tsurumi Shingo)
- Kuniteru Emoto (江本 州輝 Emoto Kuniteru): Hajime Yamazaki (山崎 一 Yamazaki Hajime)
- Virgo Zodiarts (ヴァルゴ・ゾディアーツ Varugo Zodiātsu, Voice): Rie Tanaka (田中 理恵 Tanaka Rie)
- Narration (ナレーション Narēshon): Nobuyuki Hiyama (檜山 修之 Hiyama Nobuyuki)
- Yuta Sugiura (杉浦 雄太 Sugiura Yuta): Kenta Itogi (絲木 建太 Itogi Kenta)
- Sayaka Mibu (壬生 彩加 Mibu Sayaka): Yuka Eda (江田 結香 Eda Yuka)
- Shoko Oki (沖 荘子 Oki Shōko): Seira Maeda (前田 聖来 Maeda Seira)
- Keisuke Yanami (矢波 敬介 Yanami Keisuke): Ryotaro Sakaguchi (坂口 涼太郎 Sakaguchi Ryōtaro)
- Students: Junki Shimoda (下田 隼輝 Shimoda Junki), Kei Shiono (塩野 圭 Shiono Kei), Tomonori Irikedamoto (入慶田本 朝敬 Irikedamoto Tomonori), Kazuyori Fujiki (藤木 一頼 Fujiki Kazuyori)
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters episode 18, Cooperative Operations 3000 Meters in the Earth.
- This episode reveals Virgo's real identity to be Kuniteru Emoto, making him the second Horoscope to appear to be a different gender while transformed.
- This episode also reveals that it was actually Emoto who was the red-eyed man Rokuro Utahoshi fought with during the flashback at the beginning of the first episode, rather than Gamou which was implied.