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In 2019, a Worm copied Shun Kageyama (影山 瞬 Kageyama Shun) and was able to transform into Kamen Rider PunchHopper (仮面ライダーパンチホッパー Kamen Raidā Panchi Hoppā, Masked Rider PunchHopper).

History

A meteor crashes on Earth and the Salis Worms begin to attack and copy the appearances of humans. One of the Worms copies the form of the deceased Shun Kageyama, whose memories are exactly the same as the original. He also has the Hopper Zecter to transform into PunchHopper. He makes a surprise attack on Kamen Rider Zi-O II and Kamen Rider Gatack while the Riders are fighting a group of Worms. Then Gatack assumes Rider form and Zi-O II uses clairvoyance skill to defeat him before Another Kabuto arrives and helps PunchHopper escape, saying that the Worm is his "little brother". Later, the imitation Shun tricks Sougo and Woz to think that he is an ally and wants to save Sou Yaguruma from what he becomes . However, his true purpose is to lure Arata Kagami to an ambush set by the Hell Brothers.2006: Next Level Kabuto. Kagami is subsequently abducted by Kageyama, as another meteorite is about to crash into Earth.

Kageyama only agrees to let Kagami go if the Riders give him the Ginga and Fourze Ridewatches, because he does not want them to prevent the meteorite carrying his Worm comrades from crashing into Earth. Kagami is freed by Sougo and Woz anyway, and he transforms to fight Kageyama. Nevertheless, Another Kabuto comes in time and stops Gatack from harming his "brother". Kageyama transforms into PunchHopper and the three engage in battle. Being outnumbered 2 to 1, Gatack is soundly defeated by a Rider Punch and Rider Kick from PunchHopper and Another Kabuto, respectively. PunchHopper later takes the Ginga and Fourze Ridewatches with him, saying that the meteorite cannot be stopped without those Watches.

In an abandoned warehouse, the mimicked Kageyama is seen eating noodles with his "brother". He is asked by Yaguruma whether he actually plans on ending the world. Kageyama affirms this, but Yaguruma says that as long as they have each other, none of that matters, and that they will still keep walking the "hellish" world forever. Heure, nevertheless, does not want the world to be destroyed, and appears before the two. He freezes time and takes away the Ginga and Fourze Ridewatches with the intention of returning them to the protagonists so that they can stop the meteorite. Imitation Kageyama is frustrated by this.

Later, on the top of a building, Another Kabuto and PunchHopper do battle with Geiz and Woz. The four combatants use their finishing attacks and force one another out of the transformations. Kageyama states that the meteorite carries his Worm companions, and once it reaches Earth, they will be able to conquer the planet. At that point, Kagami, Sougo and Tsukuyomi, who have just retrieved the stolen Ridewatches, enter the fray. Sougo and Woz travel into space to stop the meteorite, leaving GeizRevive and Gatack to fight PunchHopper and KickHopper.

Geiz, as GeizRevive, fights PunchHopper, and ultimately defeats him with the power of Shippu. Another Kabuto is also destroyed by Kagami right after. When Yaguruma, on the ground, comes by his side and asks him to call him "brother" again, the mimicked Kageyama coldly tells him that he has never been his "brother", and that he has never been "Kageyama" to begin with. He reverts back to the original Worm form and disintegrates.

Forms

Worm Salis

Worm's Early Salis


PunchHopper
PUNCH-HOPPER

Kamen Rider PunchHopper

"Henshin: Change PunchHopper!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Statistics

  • Rider Height: 192 cm[1]
  • Rider Weight: 93 kg[1]
  • Ability Perimeters:
  • Punching Power: 3 t[1]
    • Finisher Power: 19 t[1]
  • Kicking Power: 6.5 t[1]
  • Maximum Jump Height: 39 m[1]
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m/5.6 s[1]

Unlike all of the other Riders in Kamen Rider Kabuto, the Kamen Rider Hopper Series Riders only have one form that they transform into. Kamen Rider PunchHopper (仮面ライダーパンチホッパー Kamen Raidā Panchihoppā) has a black Acrida cinerea motif and by raising the legs on the Hopper Zecter (ホッパーゼクタ ーHoppā Zekutā), PunchHopper can jump high into the sky. By lowering the legs on the Hopper Zecter, the energy is concentrated into a tachyon-powered Rider Punch (ライダーパンチ Raidā Panchi). The impact upon landing on the ground again powers up another punch.

Appearances: Zi-O Episode 37-38

Equipment

Devices

  • Hopper Zecter: PunchHopper's Transformation device (uses the brown side)
  • ZECT Buckle: PunchHopper's transformation-Clock Up hybrid belt

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

This version of Shun Kageyama is portrayed by Masato Uchiyama (内山 眞人 Uchiyama Masato), who played his original role in Kamen Rider Kabuto.

Notes

  • This version of Shun Kageyama is the second character in Zi-O whose appearance is similar to the original version. Unlike Miss Sailor who is an entirely different character from Yuri Aso, this character is merely a copycat with the original character's appearance and memories.
  • It is noted that Worm able to mimic someone once they have met the person directly. But this worm has never met Shun, so it is unknown on how he able to mimic Shun perfectly.

Appearances

References

Sougo Tokiwa (Ohma Zi-O, Mirror World, Leader of Quartzer) - Geiz Myokoin - Woz (black, white, red) - Tsukuyomi
Future Kamen Riders
2022: Rentaro Kagura - Isamichi Konjo
2040: Mondo Douan
2121: Rento Makina
Ginga
Rider Time Ryuki Riders
Ishihashi - Tozuka - Kimura - Ishida - Abyss - Odin
Another World Riders
G4 - Fuma - Dark Ghost - Rey - Katsumi Daido - White Woz - Yuuki
Other Riders
G3 Team - Shun Kageyama (Worm)
Movie-exclusive Riders
SOUGO Tokiwa - Kagen - Jogen - Soreo Hiden
Stageshow-exclusive Riders
Hiryu Kakogawa - Red Woz
Ziku-Driver - Ohma Zi-O Driver - Ridewatches - BeyonDriver - Mirai Driver (Shinobi, Hattari, Quiz, Kikai, Ginga) - Zikan Girade - Zikan Zax - Ride HeiSaber - Zikan Despear - Saikyo Girade - Zikan Jaclaw - Faizphone X - Taka Watchroid - Kodama Suika Arms - Ride Striker - Time Mazine - Kurogane Oogama - Unnamed Giant Wasp Mecha - Neo Decadriver - Neo Diendriver
Others/Terminology
Rider Armors - Ridewatch Holder - Oma Advent Calendar - Future Note - Time Finishers
Allies
9 5 DO: Geiz Myokoin - Tsukuyomi - Junichiro Tokiwa
Others
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Kuuga: Yusuke Godai
Agito: Shouichi Tsugami - Takahiro Omuro
Ryuki: Shinji Kido - Dark Shinji - Ren Akiyama - Takeshi Asakura - Miyuki Tezuka - Jun Shibaura - Goro Yura
555: Takumi Inui - Masato Kusaka
Blade: Kazuma Kenzaki - Hajime Aikawa
Hibiki: Hitoshi Hidaka - Tomizo Todayama - Kyosuke Kiriya
Kabuto: Souji Tendou - Arata Kagami - Sou Yaguruma
THE FIRST/THE NEXT: Takeshi Hongo - Katsuhiko Yano - Shiro Kazami
Den-O: Ryotaro Nogami - Yuto Sakurai
Kiva: Wataru Kurenai - Jiro
Decade: Tsukasa Kadoya - Daiki Kaito
G: Goro
W: Philip & Shotaro Hidari - Ryu Terui
OOO: Eiji Hino - Michal Minato - Akira Date
Fourze: Gentaro Kisaragi
Wizard: Haruto Soma - Kosuke Nitoh
Gaim: Kouta Kazuraba - Kaito Kumon - Takatora Kureshima
Drive: Shinnosuke Tomari - Go Shijima - Chase - Brain
Ghost: Takeru Tenkuji - Makoto Fukami
Kuuga (manga): Yusuke Godai
Amazons: Haruka Mizusawa - Jin Takayama
Ex-Aid: Emu Hojo - Hiiro Kagami - Kuroto Dan
Kamen Sentai Gorider: Aka-Rider - Ao-Rider - Ki-Rider - Momo-Rider - Mido-Rider
Build: Sento Kiryu - Ryuga Banjo - Kazumi Sawatari - Gentoku Himuro
Zero-One: Aruto Hiden - Isamu Fuwa - Yua Yaiba - Horobi - Jin
Others
Chuta Ohsugi - Daita Kondou - Chikao Nezu - Hina Izumi - Shibuya Hachioji - Narita Kisarazu - Misora Isurugi - Master of Fumen - Owner - Momotaros - Urataros - Kintaros - Ryutaros - Daisuke Okubo - Amane Kurihara - Mana Kazaya - Riki - Ramon - Deneb - Krim Steinbelt - Takeshi Kinashi - Izu
Swartz - Heure - Ora
Movie Exclusive
Tid - Finis
SOUGO Tokiwa - Kagen - Jogen - Woz
Another Build - Another Ex-Aid - Another Fourze - Another Faiz - Another Wizard - Another OOO - Another Gaim - Another Den-O - Another Double - Another Kuuga - Another Ghost - Another Shinobi - Another Quiz - Another Ryuga - Another Kikai - Another Zi-O (II) - Another Ryuki - Another Blade - Another Agito (troops) - Another Hibiki - Another Kiva - Another Kabuto - Another Drive - Another Decade - Another Diend - Another Zero-One - Another 1
Stageshow-exclusive Another Riders
Another Rider - No Rider - Another Ohma Zi-O
Other Villains
Kasshine - Humanoise - Yaminin - Dustards - Worms
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