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Sonic Arrow

Sonic Arrow

Saver Arrow

Saver Arrow

"Sonic Arrow!"
―Summoning announcement via Kiwami Lockseed[src]

"Lock On!"
―Lockseed insertion announcement[src]

"(Energy Lockseed)!"
―Standard finisher announcement[src]

"(Lockseed) Charge!"
―Finisher announcement w/ non-Energy Lockseeds[src]

"Soda! (Energy Lockseed) Squash/Sparking!"
―Finisher announcement via Genesis Driver[src]

The Genesis Bow Sonic Arrow (創世弓ソニックアロー Sōseikyū Sonikku Arō), more commonly referred to as the Sonic Arrow, is a bladed bow-like side weapon used primarily by any Kamen Rider who transforms using a fruit-based Class-S Energy Lockseed. Non fruit-based Class-S Energy Lockseeds provide an Arms Weapon instead.

A variation of the Sonic Arrow is known, called the Saver Arrow (セイヴァーアロー Seivā Arō), granted by the Genesis Core Unit Kugai Kudo used. It functions the same as a Sonic Arrow as shown in the DX Toyline and accepts Energy Lockseeds into its  Energy Drive Bay (エナジードライブベイ Enajī Doraibu Bei).

Functionality

The bow is a modernized bow with blades on the front of the bow, allowing its users to use it as a melee weapon. It features a laser point tracer to aid the user in landing important shots. Depending on the Energy Lockseed the user is equipped with, the Sonic Arrow can serve different purposes, serving a wide range of utility.

  • Melon Energy Arms: Creates a melon that fires multiple arrows.
  • Cherry Energy Arms: Either fires homing arrows or creates a cherry that can split into a rain of arrows.
  • Peach Energy Arms: Unknown
  • Lemon Energy Arms: Unknown
  • Dragon Energy Arms: Fires an arrow followed by a dark red dragon.

Their Internal Finishers through the Genesis Driver and their Sonic Volley also vary.

Users

Finishers

Like the Musou Saber, by inserting an Energy Lockseed into the Energy Drive Bay (エナジードライブベイ Enajī Doraibu Bei) and locking it in place, the user can perform either a Sonic Volley (ソニックボレー Sonikku Borē) finishing attack or an unnamed Rider Slash finishing attack. The Sonic Arrow's damage output can be further enhanced by placing a non-Energy Lockseed into its Energy Drive Bay.

  • Melon Energy (メロンエナジー Meron Enajī): Has six variations.

  • A powerful arrow shot that when it hits a target can pierce through their body and slice it into multiple pieces before exploding.
  • A colorful energy slash from the blades on the bow.
  • A combination attack that utilizes multiple arrow shots and powerful slashes from the blades on the bow.

  • Shoots a volley of arrow shots.
  • Shoots multiple arrows.
  • A Melon-shaped energy slash from the blades on the bow.


  • Lemon Energy (レモンエナジー Remon Enajī): Has four variations.

  • A powerful arrow shot that when it hits a target forms a lemon slice for a brief second before exploding.
    • Alternatively, if shot without fully siphoning the energy from the Lemon Energy Lockseed, it is simply a powerful arrow shot that Lemon pierces through the target.

  • A powerful arrow shot that when it hits a target traps them in a Lemon-shaped sphere before they are assaulted by single arrows being fired in a row.
  • Duke's second Sonic Volley much like the combination of himself's Lemon Energy Squash finisher and Baron's shooting version Sonic Volley: First his Sonic Arrow shows extending, then he shoots a powerful arrow shot that Lemon pierces through the target.



  • Cherry Energy (チェリーエナジー Cherī Enajī): A powerful arrow shot that when it hits a target pierces into their body, causing twin cherries to swing around and crush the target in between them until they explode upon collision.

  • Peach Energy (ピーチエナジー Pīchi Enajī): A powerful arrow shot that when it hits a target traps them in a peach-shaped sphere before they are assaulted by multiple arrows being fired in a row.

  • Dragon Energy (ドラゴンエナジー Doragon Enajī): A powerful Asian Dragon energy arrow shot that when it hits a target, crashing them with the Dragon's mouth.

  • Orange/Jimber Lemon Squash: Gaim floats into the air and spins around. Afterwards, he uses the Sonic Arrow, powered by the Orange Lockseed, to create an alternating row of lemon slices and orange slices, which appear in a line in front of the target. Gaim, powered by the Lemon Energy Lockseed, then initiates a more powerful version of Gaim's Burai Kick (無頼キック Burai Kikku) by leaping through the line of slices and passing through each one before he hits the target.
  • Orange/Jimber Lemon Au Lait: Gaim fuels all the energy from the Orange Lockseed and Lemon Energy Lockseed into his body, which is then converted into his Sonic Arrow before he executes a spinning lemon projectile slash on the target.

  • Orange Squash + Lemon Energy: Gaim pulls the Sonic Arrow back to its fullest width. All the energy then pools into the arrowhead of the Sonic Arrow, making an alternating row of orange slices and lemon slices appear to form a line in front of the target. Once the charge is done, he lets go, sending a bolt of great power, fueled by the power of both the Orange Lockseed and Lemon Energy Lockseed to pass through the line of slices, slamming into the target. Alternatively, if the target is within a close-quarters radius, the alternating row of slices will not appear.

  • Slashing Version: The user fuels all the energy from the Energy Lockseed into their body, which is then converted into their Sonic Arrow before they slash the target. Baron's Lemon Energy has two variations; one is a 360 degree circle slash for multiple targets, while the other is a straight slash for a single target. Zangetsu Shin's Melon Energy Squash also has Long range version and Close range versions.
    • Lemon Energy Squash
    • Peach Energy Squash
    • Melon Energy Squash
    • Cherry Energy Squash
    • Dragon Fruits Energy Squash
  • Shooting Version: The user fuels all the energy from the Energy Lockseed into their body, which is then converted into their Sonic Arrow before they shoot the target. Duke's Lemon Energy Squash is a unique one; creating multiple illusions of himself that surround the target before he executes his Sonic Arrow's standard Lemon Energy-like finishing attack. The Sonic Arrow also extends when he executes the shooting.



Notes

  • The Sonic Arrow's way of acting as a dual weapon is similar to Chalice's Chalice Arrow.
    • Both weapons also have a slot to insert a device into in order to increase their attack power (Energy Lockseed in Sonic Arrow, Chalice Rouzer in Chalice Arrow).
  • The Sonic Arrow has the most users compared to other Arms Weapons, with a total of six different suits and seven different characters.
    • This is due to the fact that Energy Lockseeds grant the user with so much power that it sacrifices the ability to summon a normal Arms Weapon. The only exception to this is the nut-themed Energy Lockseeds like Matsubokkuri Energy Lockseed, which instead equips the user with an upgraded version of the Kagematsu, and the Marron Energy Lockseed which instead equips the user with the Marron Bombers, either when being used to create a Jimber Arms form or used the full equipped Genesis Driver itself.
  • Unique to all Riders who wield the Sonic Arrow, Baron wields his in a reverse grip, with the Lockseed Bay slot below his hand rather than above it.
  • Unlike Energy Lockseeds being incompatible with the Sengoku Driver on their own, normal Lockseeds can be used in this weapon. This was demonstrated with both the Banana Lockseed The King's Power and the Queen's Resurrection and the Orange Lockseed Clash! The Over Lord King.

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