|This article is about a/an weapon in Kamen Rider Zero-One.|
The Progrise Hopper Blade (プログライズホッパーブレード Puroguraizu Hoppā Burēdo) is the primary weapon of Kamen Rider Zero-One MetalCluster Hopper. Its use causes MetalCluster Hopper to connect to Zea instead of the Ark, allowing Zero-One to be in control of his body. It also has the power to restore a Humagear that has been corrupted by the Ark to its original programming. It was produced by the Hiden Intelligence Three Dimensional Printing System using the data of the Humagear Progrisekeys along with the Rising Hopper Progrisekey. Later, the Progrise Hopper Blade was transferred to HIDEN Manufacturing after the event of the Workplace Competition.
Although this weapon is shown to remove the viral programming and save the body of the Humagear, it will not do the same to MetsubouJinrai.net members, as shown in Episode 35, as they willingly follow the Ark's influence.
The Progrise Hopper Blade is composed of the following parts:
- Progrise Combiner (ライズコンバイナー Raizu Konbainā) - A coupling device at the bottom of the hilt. Allows the Attache Calibur to dock and combine with the Progrise Hopper Blade in an operation called Docking Rise (ドッキングライズ Dokkingu Raizu), forming Naginata Mode. When combined, Naginata Mode can perform the Gigant Strash finisher.
- Liberate Handle (リベレートハンドル Riberēto Handoru) - The hilt. It functions as a data inflow path that releases Metal Cluster Hopper's connection to the Ark and restores Zero-One's connection to Zea. Also, it has a role to transmit information such as parameters and operation manuals visualizing the operation status to the user.
- Kick-On Trigger (キックオントリガー Kikkuon Torigā) - The trigger. When pulled, energy within the Metal Bleed Reactor's Rider Model is released, allowing Zero-One to execute devastating attacks. When pulled five times in succession, Finish Rise (フィニッシュライズ Finisshu Raizu) is initiated, allowing Zero-One to execute the Progrising Strash finisher.
- Metal Bleed Reactor (メタルブリードリアクター Metaru Burīdo Riakutā) - The main reactor. A Cluster Cell from Metal Cluster Hopper, dubbed Little Cluster (リトルクラスタ Ritoru Kurasuta), is embedded inside and serves as the Metal Bleed Reactor's equivalent to a Rider Model found within Progrisekeys. By letting Little Cluster's self-replication program react with a special program, large amounts of energy is formed. Additionally, Little Cluster has a mechanism that allows it to perform a jumping action when the Kick-on Trigger is pulled, maximizing the signal sent by the Kick-on Trigger. The signal is maximized, energy density is condensed and then sent to all parts of the Progrise Hopper Blade.
- Progrestorator (プログレストレーター Puroguresutorētā) - A Humagear restoration device installed within the yellow blade. It releases a large amount of Humagear backup data into a Magia, destroying and rewriting the Magia's data, effectively restoring the Magia to normal. The whole restoration process takes 0.8 seconds. The blade is made of Hiden Alloy (ヒデンアロイ Hiden Aroi) (which has a Knoop hardness of 8200), allowing it to protect the Progrestorator.
- PHB Riser (PHBライザー PHB Raizā) - Progrise Hopper Blade's authorization device. It is located within the yellow frame's rear armor section. When scanned alone by the Hiden Zero-One Driver, Final Strash can be initiated, and Ultimate Strash when scanned in Naginata Mode.
- Blade Marker (ブレードマーカー Burēdo Mākā) - The entire blade. The blue Absocryster (アブソクリスタ Abusokurisuta) blade, which was formed by crystallizing data via high irradiation molding, has extremely high transparency and boasts enough sharpness to cleave a high-rise building with a single slash. Furthermore, it has excellent affinity with Hiden Metal, enabling absorption and emission of grasshopper type Cluster Cells. This makes it possible to carry out an attack with a phase change control characteristic, which freely changes the hardness, plasticity and density of Hiden Metal. It also functions as a marker unit for operating the Cluster Cells.
The Progrise Hopper Blade has two Modes, Blade Mode (ブレードモード Burēdo Mōdo) on its own, and Naginata Mode (ナギナタモード Naginata Mōdo) when combined with the Attache Calibur.
Progrising Strash (プログリシングストラッシュ Puroguraizingu Sutorasshu): After pulling the trigger 5 consecutive times, Zero-One forms a Hiden Metal construct on the tip of the blade before delivering a slash which launches the metal towards the enemy.
Final Strash (ファイナルストラッシュ Fainaru Sutorasshu): After scanning the weapon, Zero-One forms a Hiden Metal construct of spikes that rain down on enemies. Another version has Zero-One perform a powerful slash that leaves behind a trail of Hiden Metal to slice enemies.
Gigant Strash (ギガントストラッシュ Giganto Sutorasshu):
Ultimate Strash (アルティメートストラッシュ Arutimeto Sutorasshu): After combining the weapons, and scanning the weapon, Zero-One forms a Hiden Metal construct on the tip of the Progrise Hopper Blade end and slashes the enemy once before delivering two more yellow energy slashes from the Attache Calibur end.
Behind The Scenes
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- The design of the blade also has a slightly similar design to the blade of both the WolJavelin the signature weapon of WolKaiser and the Horn Lancer the signature weapon of SaintKaiser from Mahou Sentai Magiranger.
- It is the first weapon of the Reiwa Era to be able to combine with another weapon.
- Its ability to combine with another bladed weapon into a double-bladed spear is similar to the Musou Saber and Daidaimaru's Naginata Mode from Kamen Rider Gaim. They also have the same combined mode (a naginata).
- The placement of the Naginata Mode's blades also makes it look similar to the Naginata Mode of the Gan Gun Saber.
- Strangely, the design of the Naginata Mode closely resembles the weapon mode of the Attache Arrow.
- The Progrise Hopper Blade DX toy can be attached to the other Attache Weapons besides the Attache Calibur.
- When the DX version is scanned over the Authorise Buster, it does the "Zero-One" finishers.
- Its nature of providing stability to a form that adversely affects its user is similar to the Trailer-Hou from Kamen Rider Drive.
- Coincidentally, the weapon's ability to remove the viral programming and save the body of the Humagear is roughly similar to how the weapons and transformation gear in Kamen Rider Drive received modifications to prevent harm to humans who had fused with Roidmudes.
- Being a bladed weapon, it runs inverted to the Armed Saber from Kamen Rider Hibiki, as its use removes the dangers of a Super form, rather than being potentially dangerous to the user's base form.
- The mold of the entire weapon resembles an opened Progrisekey, hence the name. The distal portion of the blade even includes the name of the weapon and its "ability", as well as the Little Cluster being designed like a Rider Model, mirroring actual Progrisekeys.
- The Blade and Naginata Modes have a slightly similar design to the SaiBlade from Juken Sentai Gekiranger.
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