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This article is about a/an rider in Kamen Rider Kuuga.
For the main Kamen Rider Kuuga, see Yusuke Godai.

Riku (リク) was born long ago to the nature-loving and peaceful Linto (リント Rinto) Tribe and was chosen to become the Ancient Linto Warrior known as Kuuga (クウガ Kūga) to defend them against the battle-hungry Gurongi Tribe (グロンギ族 Gurongi Zoku).

Biography

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Riku sealing Daguva and himself.

The peaceful Linto Tribe lived their days coexisting with nature. One day, the tribe Shamans predicted a great darkness approaching and chose Riku to become their defender against the Gurongi Tribe, who have gained beast-like powers after their weapons smith made weapons out of the Amadam meteorite.

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Riku's Sarcophagus and Daguva's Seal

Ancient Kuuga

A mummified Riku

After Riku defeats every Gurongi attacking his tribe, Daguva confronted him. Riku managed to defeat Daguva with the help of Gouram (in the form of the Horse Armor). He sealed Daguva and the rest of his tribe using his own power and the Amadam's until the year 2000 when a group of archaeologists found and disturbed his sarcophagus, which accidentally lifted the seal. Although it was said that his body was destroyed by Daguva, it was revealed by Episode 39 that he was still alive around the time the Gurongi revived.

Kuuga Manga

Main article: Riku (2015 manga)

Forms

The Ancient Linto Kuuga had four base forms that he relied on. His armor, eyes, as well as the Amadam Core on his belt would change color depending on the form. Like the Go-Gurongi, Kuuga can alter any item he has into a weapon by temporarily changing its atomic structure. Only four of his forms were known and recorded by his tribe (that was later deciphered by Sakurako Sawatari) and it is unknown whether he had accessed the Amazing and Ultimate Forms, although it is possible that Riku chose not to use latter forms because of its side effects. It is unknown if he even had a Growing Form, as Zu-Gumun-Ba expressed surprise when the future Kuuga showed said form.

Mighty Form
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Mighty Form

Rider Statistics:[1]

  • Rider Height: 198 cm
  • Rider Weight: 98 kg

Rider Senses:[1]

  • Eyesight: Several 10 times human
  • Hearing: Several 10 times human

Ability Parameters:[1]

  • Punching Power: 3 t
  • Kicking Power: 10 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 15 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 5.2 seconds

Mighty Form (マイティフォーム Maiti Fōmu) is Kuuga's red main form. It is the most balanced out of all of his standard forms, and is thus his most used form. Unlike his other forms, it has no personal weapon, instead opting for hand-to-hand combat.

In this form, Kuuga uses the "Mighty Kick" (マイティキック Maiti Kikku), a long running kick which leaves his mark on his target, causing them to explode.

Appearances: Kamen Rider Kuuga Edition: Odyssey

Dragon Form
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Dragon Form

Rider Statistics:[1]

  • Rider Height: 198 cm
  • Rider Weight: 90 kg

Rider Senses:[1]

  • Eyesight: Several 10 times human
  • Hearing: Several 10 times human

Ability Parameters:[1]

  • Punching Power: 1 t
  • Kicking Power: 3 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 30 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 3 seconds

Dragon Form (ドラゴンフォーム Doragon Fōmu) Kuuga's agile blue form. While it is physically weaker than any of his other forms, it is much faster and can leap incredible heights. To make up for its weakness, Dragon Form can transform any pole into the Dragon Rod (ドラゴンロッド Doragon Roddo) to use as a staff weapon.

Kuuga's finishing move in this form is the Splash Dragon (スプラッシュドラゴン Supurasshu Doragon), an aerial thrust attack to the torso. This can be in the form of a simple thrust or tossing the Dragon Rod at the target.

Appearances: Kamen Rider Kuuga Edition: Odyssey

Pegasus Form
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Pegasus Form

Rider Statistics:[1]

  • Rider Height: 198 cm
  • Rider Weight: 98 kg

Rider Senses:[1]

  • Eyesight: Several 1000 times human
  • Hearing: Several 1000 times human

Ability Parameters:[1]

  • Punching Power: 1 t
  • Kicking Power: 3 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 15 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 5.2 seconds

Pegasus Form (ペガサスフォーム Pegasasu Fōmu) is Kuuga's green sniper form with massively boosted senses, enabling him to see, hit and hear his opponents with deadly precision. This extreme sensory stimulation is overwhelming to Kuuga, preventing him from using this form for more than 50 seconds without being transformed into Growing Form and made unable to transform again for 2 hours. Pegasus Form can transform any gun-like object into the Pegasus Bowgun (ペガサスボウガン Pegasasu Bōgan), a powerful crossbow.

With the Pegasus Bowgun, Kuuga performs the "Blast Pegasus" (ブラストペガサス Burasuto Pegasasu), an arrow shot from the Bowgun after pulling the hammer back to the fullest length.

Appearances: Kamen Rider Kuuga Edition: Odyssey

Titan Form
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Titan Form

Rider Statistics:[1]

  • Rider Height: 198 cm
  • Rider Weight: 111 kg

Rider Senses:[1]

  • Eyesight: Several 10 times human
  • Hearing: Several 10 times human

Ability Parameters:[1]

  • Punching Power: 7 t
  • Kicking Power: 10 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 10 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 7.2 seconds

Titan Form (タイタンフォーム Taitan Fōmu) is Kuuga's purple Herculean form - it sacrifices speed for incredible durability and strength. Titan Form can endure enemy attacks long enough to approach opponents with the Titan Sword (タイタンソード Taitan Sōdo), summoned from certain pole objects, normally the control handle of his bike.

Titan Form's finishing move is the "Calamity Titan" (カラミティタイタン Karamiti Taitan), a powerful sword thrust wherein Kuuga twists the blade as it is impaled.

Appearances: Kamen Rider Kuuga Edition: Odyssey

Equipment

Devices

Weapons

Notes

  • Since Yusuke couldn't defeat Daguva (in his complete form) without using Ultimate Form, Riku presumably used either this form or at least Amazing Mighty. Considering that Riku was born into the Linto Tribe and was specifically chosen to become Kuuga, however, it is also likely that with his level of power he could have sealed all of the Gurongi without using any of Kuuga's strongest forms.
    • This is slightly questionable though, as Yusuke managed to both use and control Rising Ultimate on his first try, which has even more power than Daguva and Ultimate Form thus hinting him to be even more powerful than Riku himself.

Appearances

References

See also

Icon-kuuga Kamen Rider Kuuga
Riku - Yusuke Godai
Arcle | Gouram | TryChaser 2000 | BeatChaser 2000
Tokyo Police Department
Kaoru Ichijo - Hikari Enokida - Sadao Matsukura - Morimichi Sugita - Tsuyoshi Sakurai - Nozomi Sasayama
Other allies and characters
Sakurako Sawatari | Minori Godai | Shuichi Tsubaki | Tamasaburo Kazari | Nana Asahina | Jean Michel Sorrel | Mika Natsume | Shoji Kanzaki | Junichi Chono
N-Daguva-Zeba
Nu-Zajio-Re
Ra Group

Ra-Baruba-De | Ra-Dorudo-Gu

Zu Group

Zu-Gumun-Ba | Zu-Gooma-Gu | Zu-Mebio-Da | Zu-Badzu-Ba | Zu-Zain-Da

Me Group

Me-Badjisu-Ba | Me-Giiga-Gi | Me-Biran-Gi | Me-Gyarido-Gi | Me-Gadora-Da | Me-Ginoga-De | Me-Garume-Re | Me-Garima-Ba

Go Group

Go-Buuro-Gu | Go-Bemiu-Gi | Go-Gamego-Re | Go-Badaa-Ba | Go-Jaraji-Da | Go-Zazaru-Ba | Go-Jaaza-Gi | Go-Baberu-Da | Go-Gadoru-Ba

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