|This article is about a Rider in Kamen Rider Saber.|
|"The Master's will is my will. I'm the one who'll turn his ideals into reality!"|
|―Reika's creed of following Master Logos[src]|
Reika Shindai (神代 玲花, Shindai Reika) is a former member of the Southern Base-branch of the Sword of Logos who acted as Master Logos's personal enforcer, Kamen Rider Sabela (仮面ライダーサーベラ, Kamen Raidā Sābera). However since learning of her master's true colors, she and her brother have sought refuge within Touma and his team. She previously lost the ability to transform after Eneiken Noroshi was destroyed, though the Seiken was later restored.
- 1 History
- 2 Other Events
- 3 Video Game Appearances
- 4 Personality
- 5 Family
- 6 Power and Abilities
- 7 Kamen Rider Sabela
- 8 Equipment
- 9 Relationships
- 10 Behind the Scenes
- 11 Notes
- 12 Appearances
- 13 References
- 14 Navigation
Messenger from the Southern Base
Reika is introduced as a messenger of the Southern Base, who travels to the Northern Base to observe the new Saber, Touma Kamiyama. When she meets with Kento Fukamiya, Reika gives him the Tri Cerberus Wonder Ride Book to aid him in his fight against Calibur.
Campaign against Touma Kamiyama
Shortly after Daichi Kamijo's death, Reika tries to recruit Touma to the Southern Base. After he refuses, she uses her position as the messenger of the Southern Base to assume control of the Northern Base and convince its swordsmen that Touma has turned against them, only to force the Kougouken Saikou, the light counterpart of the Ankokuken Kurayami wielded by Yuri, after being thought to have been lost for a thousand years.
In the wake of Slash and Buster's defections, Master Logos places her on active duty. She goes to confront them at the Northern Base and defeats them with ease. Just as she is about to take their Wonder Ride Books, Touma and Rintaro arrive on the scene; she orders Rintaro to kill Touma, but he hesitates. She manages to hold her own against Saber Primitive Dragon for some time before being driven off by Kamen Rider Calibur.
She later interferes in the fight between Saikou and Calibur, succeeding in stealing the Hanselnuts and Gretel book after Calibur defeats Slash and seals Suzune.
Assaulting the Northern Base
After Master Logos' arrow destroyed the Northern Base's defense, Reika and Ryoga already breached into the Northern Base. Both Shindais taunted Touma's team and ordered them to hand them the Seikens and Wonder Ride Books when suddenly, Yuri entered the base and blinded both fighters. Ryo and Rintaro flee to take care of the Megid that have infiltrated the base, while Touma and Yuri stay to hold both Shindai siblings. During the battle, Yuri tells the truth about the Master teaming up with Megid, leaving Reika confused. Ryoga tells Reika to not listen to their words, and told Reika to take the remaining Seiken and the Wonder Ride Books.
When Reika retrieved Dogouken Gekido, she was shocked when she saw Zooous dragging Ryo's body unconscious to Sophia's room. After returning back to the Southern Base, Reika started to show doubts about the Master's intentions and whether he was colluding with the Megid or not.
Reika would later receive another order to retrieve Fuusouken Hayate from Ren Akamichi, with the latter deeming that they had no further use of him. She would briefly consult with Ryoga Shindai in Liberation regarding the possibility of Master Logos collaborating with the Megid, in which Ryoga just said to follow their master's orders. Reika then confronted Ren, who is along with Desast. She laments the fact that he used to be one of the strongest knight of the Sword of Logos who chose to align with a Megid. She duels against Kenzan, with her gaining the upper hand. However, this doesn't last long due to Desast's interfere and managed to counter Reika's sneak attacks. Things weren't going in her favor more slightly as Rintaro arrived and pummeled her as Blades Tategami Hyouju Senki. She managed to escape from his finisher and retreated after realizing that she is outmatched.
Reika is present with her brother when Master Logos declared war on the world. She would later personally confront the Master along with Ryoga, transforming into Kamen Riders Sabela and Durendal, respectively, to defeat him. She and Ryoga would prove to be no match for Solomon, only to then be assisted by Touma and Rintaro, who arrived in time to help them fight Solomon. However, the four of them are outmatched by Solomon's power as Kamen Rider Solomon, but were saved in the nick of time by Yuri, having transformed into Kamen Rider Saikou beforehand. Saikou would then use the Saikou Hakkou to flee in a spark of light, bringing Reika with him.
After Yuri had saved them from Solomon, Reika and Ryoga are being offered a position in Touma's team to fight against Isaac. However, after Ryoga declined the offer due to the team being unaffiliated with Sword of Logos, she and her brother immediately take their leave.
Joining Forces With Saber
After she and Ryoga helped Touma in creating Haouken Xross Saber, both siblings decided to retrieve the Wonder Ride Books in Sword of Logos' possession. However, upon arrival at the Southern Base, they are shocked to see that Isaac had already froze the guards and been expecting them to arrive, forcing them to battle him. Although Reika is successful in retrieving the books during the fight, it ends with Ryoga being injured and she had to teleport them to safety.
They later retreated to Fantastic Kamiyama Bookstore and return the stolen books, as well as handing over a Book Gate to Touma and Rintaro, with her saying that she wouldn't forgive them if they waste the hard work that Ryoga did. Later, after Touma and Rintaro defeated Isaac, Reika expresses her gratitude for saving her brother and decided to join forces with Touma's group along with Ryoga.
Reika and Ryoga would later return to Southern Base to check on the situation. However, she is then forced to fight against Ryoga when Isaac took control of him using Omni Force Wonder Ride Book's power. She would then send an emergency message to ask for the assistance of Northern Base's swordsmen. But, Reika finds herself unable to strike down Ryoga despite his request, which left her vulnerable. Fortunately, Ryo and Tetsuo arrived on time to assist Reika on fighting Ryoga. However, they are quickly defeated by Ryoga, who immediately goes for his sister. But, instead of striking the defenseless Reika, he managed to resist the control long enough using his willpower. After Touma successfully stop Isaac for the final time, Reika immediately comes to the aid of her freed brother. She then expressed her genuine gratitude to Ryo and Tetsuo for helping her free Ryoga.
Reika would later appear with Ryoga to shyly express her gratitude to Mei, who in turn asks them to help the other swordsmen. She and Ryoga then joined Touma once he had uncovered Storious' hideout, where they are greeted by the Megid general. She, Ryoga and Touma would transform into Kamen Riders to fight against Charybdis Megid. However, despite being able to best the Megid, Reika and Ryoga's reluctance to fully cooperate with Touma hindered their chances of victory, which ends with Storious gaining the Grimoire Book after he was absorbed by Charybdis Megid.
Reika would later spar against Ryoga in Liberation before Rintaro arrived to inform them of the coming battle. She and Ryoga then continues their training. The next day, Reika and Ryoga arrived at dawn as Touma and the others prepare for the final battle, with the nine swordsmen marching towards the tower created by Storious.
Reika, alongside Ryoga and other Riders, would later storm the tower after fighting hordes of Shimi. Eventually, she and her brother face the awaiting Lord of Wise Diago, leaving Touma and Kento to charge forward on their own. Despite their best efforts, the Shindai siblings find themselves outmatched by Diago and become heavily injured. They managed to receive temporary assistance from Rintaro, but immediately told him to catch up with Touma. The siblings would then receive even more injuries, with with Reika being close to dying. Ryoga attacks Diago using his time ability but quickly finds himself at great disadvantage as Diago splits Jikokuken Kaiji into two and stab him multiple times, resulting in him dying as well. Once Reika managed to destroy Diago with a kamikaze attack, the siblings try to reach out for each other, but both seemingly fainted before they could do so. Yuri arrived to seemingly heal them both offscreen, but it was futile as Reika was amoung many lives that were affected by a wave of destruction, only to be restored back to normal.
One Year Later
One year later, Reika was with Ryoga and Sophia in collecting the remaining Seiken. Upon witnessing the Wonder Ride Books' powers restored and Yuri's return, Reika joined up with most of Touma's friends as they reunited with their missing friend once more.
Reika and Ryoga were at the Northern Base to stop the intruder, Zox Goldtsuiker, looking to take the books as treasure. As the two were able to corner Zox, Touma and the others arrived and demanded him to return the Wonder Ride Books he allegedly stolen. The Shindai siblings had also lost their Wonder Ride Books and tried to force Zox to give them back only to find that he doesn't have them in his possession and it's due to the influence of Orihime World that caused the Books to turn invisible. After Xross Saber, Blades, Espada, and Twokaiser manage to defeat Orihime World, Zox began to travel back to the Zenkaiger's dimension, Reika and Ryoga chased after him when the pirate stole the Ocean History Wonder Ride Book, floating abroad CrocoDaiOh.
|"I am Reika Shindai, also known as Kamen Rider Sabela!"|
|―Sabela's roll call|
Now in the world of the Zenkaigers, the Shindai siblings prepare to fight Zox to retrieve the Wonder Ride Book back, only to run into Kaito Goshikida and Juran. Suddenly, the Cowherd World arrived and took Reika away. Reika was sent into another location where women with ponytails are gathered. She meets Magine, whom she recognizes as the Zenkaiger's comrade and both worked together to escape the Cowherd World's prison. The ladies arrived in time to reunite with the heroes and transformed into Kamen Rider Sabela and Zenkai Magine. After the Cowherd World was defeated, Reika gave Magine a hug of affection before departing in embarrassment back to her world.
Video Game Appearances
Kamen Rider Battle Ganbarizing
Kamen Rider Sabela Konchuu Daihyakka is a playable character in Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbarizing.
During her initial appearances, Reika presents herself as a very mysterious woman, keeping her true intentions concealed at all times. In conversation, she is polite, but not warm or friendly; instead, she takes a very professional, calm, and detached approach to most of her interactions with others. While generally keeping a cool tone, she can get more aggressive and stern whenever she needs to make a point, such as reminding anyone who doubts her orders that any of her words are from the Master himself. Behind her polite persona, Reika is very cold and ruthless, willing to perform underhanded means to reach her goals. At the same time, Reika never acts without planning first; every move that she makes is carefully calculated and planned by herself. While primarily a distant schemer and manipulator, Reika is not above taking to the field when necessary and demonstrates a high amount of combat prowess when fighting as Sabela, being able to take on both Buster and Slash at once. She is also adept at taking advantage of external factors in her fights, such as when she exploited Kento Fukamiya's interference in her battle to steal the Hanselnuts to Gretel Wonder Ride Book from Slash shortly after the Onjuuken Suzune was sealed.
Besides her cunning, Reika's other most notable trait is her intense loyalty to Master Logos. She is shown to feel pleasure and happiness whenever he praises her, and also seems visibly distressed when her brother notes she is falling out of favor with him. There are few orders that the Master could give that Reika would hesitate on carrying out, though she is even willing to violate the other codes of Sword of Logos as long as it means obeying him. Her attachment is not from simple duty, but because she believes that the goal he has with gathering the Wonder Ride Books will ultimately be for the good of the world. At the same time, Reika's loyalty has its limits; when she was faced with the possibility that Master Logos is conspiring with the Megid thanks to Yuri's words, she was shown to fall briefly into suspicion and horror over what her Master's real plans were. This same concern showed itself again when she witnessed Bahato in action, despite Ryoga telling the Master not to release him from the Book of Ruin. When confiding her concerns to her brother, he brushes her off and orders her to continue serving their Master, to which she reluctantly complies.
Reika most notably has a tendency of being overprotective towards her brother and jealous whenever someone gets near him. This is shown when she attempts to slash Mei after she tries to flirt with her brother. She also hits Touma in the head to the belief he's using her brother's sword (summoned from Haouken Xross Saber) without permission despite saving her brother's life.
Power and Abilities
- Smoke Control: Using the Eneiken Noroshi, Reika is capable of freely manipulating smoke and her suit is often seen emitting it.
- Smoke Travel: By transforming into smoke, Reika can move freely, allowing her to dodge attacks or quickly flee from a situation. She is also able to spirit away other people or objects along with her, making it appear as though they had vanished. She can use this ability to kidnap people and steal items (i.e. Wonder Ride Books and Seiken). However, if the opponent can pinpoint where she would appear next, this ability is rendered obsolete.
- Intangibility: By transforming either her entire body or certain parts of it into smoke, Reika can avoid attacks, which simply pass through her.
- Expert Manipulator: Reika is cunning and capable enough to manipulate people to do her bidding. While not exactly lying, she gives half-truth statements that are enough to convince others to believe what she says.
- Expert Swordswoman: Despite normally working as a messenger for Master Logos, she is also a chosen Rider of the Sword of Logos as well as an adept swordswoman. Along with her complete control over smoke, she is capable of fighting several transformed Riders all on her own.
Kamen Rider Sabela
|"Noroshi Kaisen! Flying! Smog! Sting! Steam! Konchuu Chu Daihyakka~! Tayutau Kissaki!"|
- Rider Height: 196.7 cm
- Rider Weight: 82.9 kg
- Punching Power: 41.5 t
- Kicking Power: 75.4 t
- Maximum Jump Height: 84.1 m
- Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 2.2 seconds
In this form, Sabela outclasses Saber Primitive Dragon in every area, but with the exception of a slightly slower running speed. However, Primitive Dragon's purely ferocious combat style gives it a noticeable edge against Sabela's graceful techniques. Being the swordswoman of smoke, she can teleport by turning into a mass of smoke, and become intangible by turning some parts of her body to smoke itself. Through the use of her Wonder Ride Book, she can sprout butterfly wings or spider legs from her back, and spew spider silk from her hands.
Konchuu Daihyakka consists of the following parts:
- Sabela Helm Konchuu Daihykka (サーベラヘルム 昆虫大百科, Sābera Herumu Konchū Daihyakka): The helmet.
- Sword Crown (ソードクラウン, Sōdo Kuraun): The blade installed diagonally positioned on the top of the helmet as a proof of being chosen by the Seiken. It has the role of adjusting the state of Kamen Rider Sabela and the Seiken, adjusting the power balance of both and canceling the transformation in an emergency. In addition, it can be used in battle.
- Soyeux Cocoon (ソワイユコクーン, Sowaiyu Kokūn): The head armor. The elliptical shape reminiscent of an insect cocoon has a special structure that allows the impact from the outside to escape, and by stacking multiple layers, it protects the head flexibly.
- Enfumer Visor (オンフュメルバイザー, Onfuyumeru Baizā): The insect eye-style visor. It works like a compound eye of an insect that captures multiple objects at the same time without being obsessed with one thing.
- Insecte Mask (アンセクトマスク, Ansekuto Masuku): The facial mask. It has a strong jaw like an insect, and can add the ability of an insect by blowing a sigh on the smoke produced by the Seiken Eneiken Noroshi.
- Sword Robe (ソードローブ, Sōdo Rōbu): The suit granted by the user of the Seiken Eneiken Noroshi. It is attached at the same time as the awakening of the Seiken, and gives the user the power to fight such as improving sword skills, strengthening physical abilities, and activating special abilities. Based on the form with the power of the Wonder Ride Book "Konchuu Daihyakka", various abilities can be added by additionally scanning the Wonder Ride Book.
- Fumer Bustier (フュメルビスチェ, Fuyumeru Bisuche): The chest armor. It possesses the power of the story "Konchuu Daihyakka" and brings the abilities of the insects of the Hyakuhana Ryoran to the user. In addition, it is possible to make itself smoke by making the whole body finer by receiving the ability of the Seiken Eneiken Noroshi.
- Fumer Dress (フュメルドレス, Fuyumeru Doresu): The dress section. The armor of each part of the whole body has an exoskeleton structure, and it is super lightweight but has excellent defense power, and it repels all attacks.
- Insecte Cheminée (アンセクトシュミネ, Ansekuto Shumine): The diffuser. In addition to diffusing the smoke produced by the Seiken "Eneiken Noroshi", it also sprays pheromones that can be used to convey information such as signposts, warnings, and gatherings. In addition, it provides various combat support such as emitting a pungent odor and destroying the target's sense of smell.
- Royal Sword of Logos Buckle (ロイヤルソードオブロゴスバックル, Roiyaru Sōdo Obu Rogosu Bakkuru): The belt. In addition to deploying the Sword Robe, it receives the power of the Wonder Ride Book from the Seiken to generate energy and control various abilities.
- Royal Sword of Logos Holder (ソードオブロゴスホルダー, Sōdo Obu Rogosu Horudā): Storage for the Seiken, mounted on the left side of the Royal Sword of Logos Buckle.
- Ride Insecte Arm (ライドアンセクトアーム, Raido Ansekuto Āmu): The arms. It possesses the power of the story "Konchuu Daihyakka" and produces powerful strength that cannot be imagined from its delicate limbs.
- Ride Insecte Glo (ライドアンセクトグロー, Raido Ansekuto Gurō): The gloves. The user can increase the attack power of the Seiken by using swift and powerful piercing power. It also functions as an ability transmission road that connects the Seiken and the Sword Robe to convey the power of the Seiken and the abilities of the Wonder Ride Book.
- Brian Aile (ブリアンエール, Burian Ēru): The wing-like armor. Following the behavior of the swordswoman, it enables a splendid sword dance that dances in the air.
- Ride Insecte Leg (ライドアンセクトレッグ, Raido Ansekuto Reggu): The legs. It possesses the power of the story "Konchuu Daihyakka" and produces a great jumping power that cannot be imagined from its delicate limbs.
- Ride Insecte Heel (ライドアンセクトヒール, Raido Ansekuto Hīru): The boots. The sole structure with fine irregularities makes it possible to stand still and walk anywhere, such as on walls and ceilings. In addition, the kicking power can be greatly increased and released by putting smoke together.
This form has three finishers:
- Shot Insect (ショットインセクト, Shotto Insekuto): Has two variations:
- Sabela creates a large cloud of smoke around herself and the enemy. While the enemy is distracted by the smoke, Sabela appears behind them and delivers a spinning roundhouse kick covered in pink energy that creates spider web-like energy construct upon impact.
- Sabela manifests energy butterfly from her back and flies into the air before also sprouting eight mechanical spider legs. She then then launches a magenta energy slash from the Eneiken Noroshi, followed by gold energy slashes from each of the spider legs. The magenta and gold energy slashes combine before striking the enemy.
- Eien no Hitosashi (永煙の一刺し, Lit. "Eternal Smoke Single Stab"): Has three variations.
- Sabela transforms into smoke to avoid an enemy attack before returning to physical form. She then manifests energy butterfly wings from her back and flies into the air before delivering two magenta energy slashes.
- Sabela transforms into smoke to avoid an enemy attack before returning to physical form. She then manifests energy butterfly wings from her back and flies into the air before delivering a flying magenta energy slash.
- Sabela produces a mass of smoke from Eneiken Noroshi, which then pins the enemy against a wall and transforms into a spider web to restrain them.
- Konchuu Mokumoku Giri (昆虫黙々斬り, Lit. "Bug Mute Slash"): Sabela produces silk that binds the opponents and shocks them. She then forms eight mechanical spider legs from her back, the tips of which are covered by pink energy before Sabela strikes the restrained enemies with all of the legs simultaneously.
- Eneiken Noroshi - Transformation device and personal weapon.
- Wonder Ride Books - Transformation trinkets.
- Royal Sword of Logos Buckle - Sabela belt and energy source.
- Touma Kamiyama's team:
- Ryoga Shindai/Kamen Rider Durendal: Ryoga is Reika's older brother and her fellow swordsman of the Sword of Logos. Despite the latter treating her like a professional subordinate, Reika is constantly dedicated to winning her brother's favor and holds an immense amount of respect for him. Reika is always delighted to be with her brother and often refers to him using the "-sama" honorific. After Master Logos revealed his true intentions, Reika sought her brother out as a moral compass, consulting with him of their next course of action as they joined Touma's side to stop him.
- Touma Kamiyama/Kamen Rider Saber (II): Reika appears at the Northern base to see the new Saber, Touma, in action. After failing to recruit Touma to the Southern Base, she made the other swordsmen of the Northern Base turn against him. However, upon learning the true intentions of Isaac/Master Logos, she and Touma become allies.
- Mei Sudo (sometimes): Mei questions who Reika is when she appeared at the Northern Base. But things start to change when she finds her friends turn against Touma, However Reika isn't fond of anyone touching her older brother other than her as seen with Mei fluffing Ryoga's hair to the point where Reika would even "strike" Mei and when Ryoga became a friendlier person thanks to Mei, Reika was enraged with jealousy.
- Yuri/Kamen Rider Saikou: Like Touma, Reika also failed to recruit Yuri despite their opposing senses of direction. Yuri also stated that Touma can achieve the "power" that bestowed to save the world, resulting Reika being foiled in disgust.
- Tetsuo Daishinji/Kamen Rider Slash: Reika originally convinced him that Touma would betray the Sword of Logos. However, after his battle against the Flame Swordsman, he turned against her and sided with Touma. She would later become allies with Tetsuo after he and Ryo help her free Ryoga.
- Ryo Ogami/Kamen Rider Buster (II): Reika originally convinced him that Touma would betray the Sword of Logos. However, after Tetsuo's battle against the Flame Swordsman, Ryo secretly helps Tetsuo in aiding Touma. Ryo also despises Reika for mocking Tetsuo when she made a blind statement that he has been tempted by Touma. After Reika had threatened Ryo by using Sora, Ryo ultimately shifted loyalties to Touma. Reika would later become allies with Ryo after he and Tetsuo help her save Ryoga.
- Sophia: She kidnapped Sophia by the orders of Master Logos. She slapped Sophia's face for asking if everyone from the Northern Base is alright.
- Kento Fukamiya/Kamen Rider Espada (II)/Kamen Rider Calibur (III): Upon meeting him, she wanted to recruit him to the Southern Base of the Sword of Logos but he refused. Nonetheless, she decided to help him in his fight against Daichi. Upon discovering that Kento was alive, she now considers him an enemy due to his plans to seal all the Seiken.
- Rintaro Shindo/Kamen Rider Blades (II): Reika is very much aware of Rintaro's loyalty to the Sword of Logos, and uses his indoctrinated past to manipulate him into staying. After learning of Master Logos's true intentions, she and Rintaro have since become allies.
- Ren Akamichi/Kamen Rider Kenzan (II):
- Daichi Kamijo/Kamen Rider Saber (I)/Kamen Rider Calibur (II): Reika suspected who the new Calibur might be, not being surprised when his identity was revealed.
- Desast: When Ren fought with Reika, Desast joined in to help and manage to fight off her smoke abilities.
- Bahato/Kamen Rider Falchion: She witnessed his fight with Saber & Saikou.
- Isaac/Master Logos/Kamen Rider Solomon: Reika reports directly to him and acts as his messenger and later, his personal enforcer. She is completely loyal to him. However, her faith in Isaac as Master Logos began to waver after seeing the possibility of him collaborating with the Megid. After her suspicion towards his true intentions were confirmed, she turned against him and now sees him as an enemy.
- Storious: Reika is unaware of Isaac and Storious' secret alliance.
- Magine/Zenkai Magine: After being captured by Hikoboshi World, Reika teams up with Magine to escape. Fighting alongside her, she acknowledges the Zenkaiger's abilities and also uncharacteristically hugs her after the World is defeated.
- Kaito Goshikida/Zenkaiser:
- Gaon/Zenkai Gaon:
- Vroon/Zenkai Vroon:
- Zox Goldtsuiker/Twokaiser: Reika is initially hostile against Zox due to assuming he stole her Wonder Ride Book. Though he's proven innocent, she and Ryoga tail the World Pirate while he is in their world, only to then chase him to the Zenkaiger's world when he steals Ryoga's Ride Book.
Behind the Scenes
- As with the naming scheme of all the Saber Riders, Sabela is most likely derived from "szablya", the Hungarian word for "saber", and the scientific name of the white-fringed swift butterfly, which fits her bug motif.
- As with the naming scheme of other members of Sword of Logos, Reika's surname Shindai (神代) includes the Kanji character "Shin" meaning "god" or "deity".
- Sabela's transformation sequence, which involves her clothes unraveling and then being replaced with her suit, is based on insect metamorphosis, where the insect emerges from the chrysalis as an adult.
- Sabela is the only Saber Rider whose primary form is based on an arthropod, which is the most common motif used by many Kamen Riders in the franchise.
- All of the Riders in the series have Sword Crowns that point upward. However, Sabela's Sword Crown points diagonally downwards instead.
- According to Uchusen Vol. 172, Reika and Ryoga are the first sister-brother sibling Riders in Kamen Rider history.
- Reika's Southern Base uniform was designed with the inspiration of the Áo dài, which is a type garment most commonly worn by Vietnamese women.