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The Shocker Combatants (ショッカー戦闘員 Shokkā Sentōin, 1-80) are troopers used by Shocker in their goal for world domination. While some are slightly modified humans, others are said to be creations of the Shocker Leader who are not really alive but puppets that follow every command of him. They are powerful enough to defeat an average human but are not as strong as trained personnel like Kazuya Taki. Shocker Combatants also appear in the Kamen Rider Decade series and movies, along with with the Let's Go Kamen Riders movie.

Overview

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The male Shocker Combatants

OriginalFemaleShockerCombatmen

The female Shocker Combatants

The first brand of Shocker Shocker Combatants were people dressed in black clothing and berets with red scarves and a belt with Shocker's insignia. As the series moved on new types were introduced. When the Shocker commander Cactogron arrived the iconic image of Shocker Combatants still seen today, people dressed in black clothes and wearing gray makeup, wearing masks similar to Lucha libre fighters, that have an insignia on the forehead, while the more elite Combatants had red designs to their normal black clothes. The most recognizable costumes are the Combatants in black clothes with white spine and ribcage designs on the shirt and a mask with the Shocker emblem.

All Shocker Combatants give out a "Yee!" cry, which is usually the most they say. They also occasionally use this cry with the "Sieg Heil" salute used by WWII Nazis. Dai-Shocker and Super Shocker's Combatants have the special ability to transform into missiles to attack enemies.

Arsenal

Off-shoots

Gel Shocker Combatmen

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Gel Shocker Combatmen.

Main article: Gel Shocker Combatmen

When Shocker merged with Geldam to become Gel Shocker, the Shocker Combatants were replaced by the Gel Shocker Combatmen (ゲルショッカー戦闘員 Geru Shokkā Sentōin). They wore bright purple and yellow costumes, covering their entire bodies from head to toe. Aside from the Shocker Combatants' standard disguise abilities, they were also capable of traveling from one place to another by transforming into sheets that would drop down onto unsuspecting victims and turning themselves invisible. This version of Combatants also was physically superior to their predecessors, able to take more blunt violent abuse without lowering combat performance.

Dai-Shocker Combatmen

Dai-Shocker Combatant

Dai-Shocker Combatmen.

Main article: Dai-Shocker Combatmen

The Dai-Shocker Combatmen (大ショッカー戦闘員 Dai Shokkā Sentōin) are footsoldiers of Dai-Shocker, resembling the Shocker Combatants and tending to scream out "Yeee" (イーッ Ī). They are able to assume missile-like forms.

Super Shocker Combatmen

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Super Shocker Combatmen.

Main article: Super Shocker Combatmen

The Super Shocker Combatmen (スーパーショッカー戦闘員 Sūpā Shokkā Sentōin) are remodeled versions of the Dai-Shocker's footsoldiers, resembling the Shocker Combatants and tending to scream out "Yeee" (イーッ Ī). Like the Dai-Shocker Combatmen they are also able to assume missile-like forms.

Combatant Yummy

Combatman Yummy

The Combatant Yummy army.

The product of Sendo's desire for like-minded allies to defeat the Kamen Riders, the Combatman Yummy (戦闘員ヤミー Sentōin Yamī) based on the grunts from past villainous groups who fought against Kamen Riders, whom Sendo refers to as the "past generation combatants" (歴代戦闘員 Rekidai Sentōin). The Combatant Yummy include, among many others, the Shocker Combatant Yummy (ショッカー戦闘員ヤミー Shokkā Sentōin Yamī), consisting of an initial male trio and a pair of red-scarved female Combatants who stay behind and ultimately "go home".


Space Shocker Combatmen

Space Shocker

Space Shocker Combatmen.

Main article: Space Shocker Combatmen

The Space Shocker Combatmen (スペースショッカー戦闘員 Supēsu Shokkā Sentōin) are remodeled versions of the Dai-Shocker's footsoldiers, resembling the Shocker Combatants and tending to scream out "Yeee" (イーッ Ī).

Later history

Kamen Rider OOO

In episodes 27 and 28 of Kamen Rider OOO (which were incidentally the 999th and 1000th Kamen Rider episodes), a Shocker Combatant named In Sendo appeared who had a long grudge against the Kamen Riders for always defeating his comrades. But he was not entirely evil as he saved Eiji Hino from falling crates and later realized he was only being used as a pawn by Kazari to create the Ika-Jaguar Yummy. The soldier's desire for strength in numbers allowed the Yummy to duplicate itself into a small army of various combatants, but he became disillusioned upon discovering that these were merely made of medals.

Kamen Rider Fourze

A trio of Shocker Combatants was seen fighting Rider 1 in old recorded video footage that Tomoko Nozama found on the internet, along with other clips of past Kamen Riders, who are now known as urban legends. Space Superiority

Underground Empire Badan

The Shocker Combatants served as a secondary foot soldier force for the Underground Empire Badan. They were all defeated by the 15 Heisei Riders and 15 Showa Riders when they united to take down Badan. Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai

Shocker remnants

History Modifying Machine

Ninninger Vs. Drive

A force of Shocker Combatants fought alongside a batch of HitokarageIcon-crosswiki as part of a combined Shocker/Roidmude/YokaiIcon-crosswiki army led by Shocker Buruburu/"Doctor D" with Roidmude 076. They were ultimately all destroyed by the combined power of Kamen Riders Drive and Mach alongside the NinningersIcon-crosswiki. Shuriken Sentai Ninninger Vs. Kamen Rider Drive Spring Vacation One-Hour Combining Special

Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3

A near-endless force of Shocker Combatants spans the globe in a rewritten history created by Shocker's History Modifying Machine. They are part of the Shocker army which is destroyed in the final battle with the Kamen Riders. Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3

D-Video Special: Kamen Rider 4

In the resulting twisted timeline of time loops, the Shocker Combatants served as pilots of the Shocker Air Force, led by Kamen Rider 4 in his Sky Cyclone, which was all destroyed by Booster Tridoron and ZeroLiner. D-Video Special: Kamen Rider 4

Reviving Ambassador Hell

Spring Vacation Combining Hero Festival

A pack of Shocker Combatants was called by Yamaarashi-Roid, who was working to revive Ambassador Hell, to back him up against Takeru Tenkuji and Yamato KazakiriIcon-crosswiki, only to be destroyed by Ghost Grateful Damashii and Zyuoh Eagle's respective swords. Appearance! The Mysterious Warrior!

Kamen Rider 1

Kamen Rider 1 (movie)

Game World

Chou Super Hero Taisen

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Shocker Combatants of Chou Shocker Taisen.

A pack of Shocker Combatants was among the Shocker army of the Game World led by Shocker Leader III, the boss of the Chou Shocker Taisen bonus stage. The army was ultimately wiped out by a combined force of Kamen Riders and Sentai RangersIcon-crosswiki. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen

Kamen Sentai Gorider

Combatants were part of the endlessly reviving army of Shocker in the amusement park Game World. Maze 1: Emu, is dead? Emerging as a result of Kuroto Dan's plot to revive himself, they would persistently attack, no matter how many times defeated, the Kamen Riders he had gathered for this purpose. Maze 2: Escape Once the Game World was destroyed by Kazuma Kenzaki's Joker Undead power, the Shocker army was assembled one last time under Kamen Rider Genm Zombie Gamer and Totema, but was ultimately wiped out by Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Maximum Gamer Level 99 and the second Kamen Sentai Gorider. Maze 3: Gorider Forever

Kamen Rider Zi-O: Special Event

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Zi-O and one of the last Combatants

Due to Shocker's defeat all over the world, its Combatants were now leaving it and settling at different occupations. One of them was an unnamed Combatant who met Sougo Tokiwa/Kamen Rider Zi-O and was discussing idleness in the society. Later, a Time Shocker Combatman with Future Note from 2068 A.D. arrived in 2019 A.D. and revealed that the same Combatant destined to become Ohma Shocker and help Shocker rule the world. However, both Ohma Shocker and the future Combatant were defeated by Zi-O, Geiz, and Woz.

Kamen Rider Den-O: Pretty Den-O Appears!

KRDen-O Taros and Hana

Naomi alongside with her Taros friends were captured by Shocker

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Individual Combatants

Appearances in other media

Kamen Rider Manga

Shocker Combatmen manga

The Shocker Combatants appeared in Shotaro Ishinomori's original Kamen Rider manga. Unlike their live-action counterpart, they wear helmets partially concealing their faces and are equipped with machine guns.

Film

Kamen Rider The First & The Next

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Shocker Combatants from Kamen Rider The First

Main article: Shocker Combatmen (reboot)

The Shocker Combatants appear in both reboot films Kamen Rider The First and Kamen Rider The Next, serving as Shocker's henchmen. They wear black clothes with white ribcage design, similar to their original TV series counterpart in addition to their gas masks.

Video Games

Kamen Rider Club

The Shocker Combatants appear as the grunts of Shocker which is fought by the six Kamen Riders 1, 2, V3, X, Amazon, and Stronger in Kamen Rider Club.

Kamen Rider on Super Famicom

The Shocker Combatants appear as grunts in the Super Famicom Kamen Rider game.

Kamen Rider on PlayStation

Saikyo Kaijin Combatmen

Saikyo Kaijin's Combatants.

The Shocker Combatants, along with Gel Shocker Combatmen, appear in the PlayStation Kamen Rider video game. A group of six Combatants is fought by the player in the "Kamen Rider Story" before fighting a Shocker or Gel Shocker monster. In the "Shocker Story" where you play as a monster, you can upgrade to Saikyō Kaijin with the ability to summon six Combatants or 3 Combatants if upgrade punching power, kicking power or both. They are used to hurt the Rider 1 before facing the player when all of them are defeated.

Kamen Rider: Seigi no Keifu

The various iterations of the Shocker Combatants appear as minor-enemies in the game, the types differing by era despite having no true differences in strength. Kamen Riders 1 and 2 fight the Black costumed Combatants in 1971, while V3 fights the red-costumed variety in 1973. In 1988, Kamen Rider Black battles Gel Shocker Combatmen, while Kamen Rider Agito battles the more traditional black and bone pattern Combatants in 2004. All four varieties of CombatantsComb dissolve into green liquid upon being defeated.

Two types of empowered Shocker Combatants was developed by Doctor Death.


All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation

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A Shocker Combatant in All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation.

Shocker Combatants appear as regular enemies in the video game All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation.

Kamen Rider Battride Wars

Shocker Combatants appear as Common Enemies in the video game Kamen Rider Battride Wars. Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis features Takeshi Hongo in a Combatant disguise as a playable "joke character", who can be obtained with a download code contained in the game's first print run.

Kamen Rider Atsume

Shocker Combatants appear when there are citizens on items. Unlike other games, this Shocker Combatant shows a more caring personality. When the Combatant scares the citizen for a while, it starts to frown.

Music Videos

Kaizou ~We are SHOCKER~

The Shocker Combatants sang their own song Kaizou ~We are SHOCKER~, based on Jōnetsu ~We are Brothers~, the theme song of Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen, where they appeared as part of Dai-Shocker. It was released alongside Jōchaku ~We are Brothers~, the theme song of Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z, where they appeared as part of Space Shocker.

Shocker Girls

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The Shocker Girls with Shocker Combatants.

Shocker Combatants appear with Kamen Rider Girls in their single "SSS ~Shock Shocker Shockest~", where they are known as the Shocker Girls (ショッカーGIRLS Shokkā Gāruzu)), with outfits based on those of the Shocker Combatants.

Gallery

Behind the scenes

In popular culture

  • Shocker Combatantshave appeared in other franchises, either as homages or parodies.

Appearances


See also

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