|This article is about an evil organization in the Kamen Rider Series.|
Space Shocker (スペースショッカー, Supēsu Shokkā) is an evil organization in the film Super Hero Taisen Z.
Various past monsters and Shocker members are resurrected thanks to the power of magic and reunite once again under the flag of Shocker, although calling themselves "Space Shocker" and aiming to conquer the entire universe not just Earth all through a giant Magical Portal that would bring Genmu Castle to Earth and cause mass chaos. The man behind their resurrection was Reider from the Space Crime Syndicate Madou, and who had his own plans to revive Demon King Psycho, using this new Shocker as a fighting force and distraction while his own plan wasn't completed.
This incarnation of Shocker, with its union of multiple villain groups under the name "Space Shocker" is similar to Dai-Shocker, the alliance of villains which originally appeared in Kamen Rider Decade, and returned in the first Super Hero Taisen.
Rise and Fall
An army of revived monsters, the rise of Space Shocker came as part of the plot of Strategist Raider of the fallen Space Crime Syndicate Madou, who planned to bring the Genmu Castle to Earth and consume reality into the Genmu World once obtaining the Psycholon, a sentient robotic component of the Demon King Psycho. Following a spate of incidents caused by Magical Portals, created by Raider, that had plagued the universe, the Galactic Union Patrol of Planet Bird believed that the magic Kamen Riders Wizard and Beast to be responsible and so sent their Space Sheriffs to defeat them.
The first of Space Shocker to emerge was Space Ika Devil and Space Man Spider, a reincarnation of Shocker executive Dr. Shinigami and cyborg monster Man Spider, and their troops who were pursuing Psycholon who had crash landed on Earth. While Space Man Spider failed to take the robot from the Go-Busters, Space Ika Devil was confronted by Haruto Soma, who was soon sent through a magical portal where he encountered Gokai Silver, Gai Ikari, who explained the situation to him as he caught up with Kosuke Nitoh. While Haruto had convinced Space Sheriff Gavan Type-G, Geki Jumonji, of his pure intentions, he and Kosuke would be attacked again by Space Sheriff Sharivan, Kai Hyuga. As Haruto used Space Shocker Combatmen to distract Sharivan long enough for him and his allies to escape, Geki Jumonji followed the Combatmen as they fell back while Sharivan discovered that the Genmu Castle had returned. On the other side, Geki learnt the true nature of Space Shocker's magic and Madou's plot before returning to the prime dimension with assistance from Gai allowing him to escape from Space Shocker's revived Space Ironmen Kyodain. Making his way out, Geki was reunited with Yellow Buster, Yoko Usami as he rescued her and Psycholon from Space Shocker Combatmen with Beast's help.
Seeing no other way to save the universe, the Galactic Union decided that only Earth's destruction at the hands of their Super Dimensional Cannon could end the threat of Space Shocker and Madou. As an Earthling himself, Geki refused to abandon his planet and so convinced Kai to give him an hour to prevent the cataclysm. As Gai left to recruit reinforcements, Geki led a group composing of himself, Yoko, Psycholon, and Nito into Genmu World. Holding off Space Man Spider, Kamen Rider Beast received assistance from the Livemen, the Gingamen, the Gekirangers, as well as Kamen Riders Amazon and Hibiki arrive to offer a helping hand. However, Geki was separated from Yoko when he was grabbed by Space Ika Devil. Luckily, having been summoned by Gai, the Shinkengers' Kotoha Hanaori unlocked the transformation system allowing Geki to transform into Gavan type-G while getting support from Kamen Riders Fourze and Meteor with Decade and Kamen Rider Super-1 as well as the Flashmen and the Dekarangers, with Inazuman coming from the future to aid Fourze in defeating Space Man Spider. Under attack from Space Ika Devil and his henchmen monsters, Gavan and Gokai Silver found themselves protected by the Kyodain who stood against those that would threaten their claimed prey only to be executed by Space Ika Devil for defying Space Shocker. Proceeding to avenge the Kyodain, Geki and Gai were assisted by the Gokaigers whom were given a set of Metal Hero Keys by Gavan, allowing them to destroy Space Ika Devil using the Gokai Galleon Buster.
Arriving at the Genmu Castle where her teammates were held captive, Yellow Buster found herself facing the leader of Space Shocker, Shadow Moon, and his benefactor Reider before Psycholon teleported her friends out of their cell to help her fight Shadow Moon as Gavan, Kamen Rider Beast and the Gokaigers arrived. Fortunately, Kamen Rider Wizard arrived in time to dispel the Genmu Space as the Kyoryugers, Space Sheriffs Sharivan and Shaider, and Kamen Riders Fourze, Meteor and OOO joined in defeating Space Shocker's army with Shadow Moon being defeated by the Kyoryugers.
With Space Shocker wiped out, the heroes cornered Reider before leaving Wizard and the Kyoryugers to combine their power to mortally wound him. It was at that moment, however, that the Galactic Union's Commander Retsu Ichijouji had ordered the Super Dimensional Cannon fired from Planet Bird, with Reider revealing in his dying breath that the blast would serve to revive Madou's Demon King Psycho. Refusing to allow it, Gavan, Sharivan, and Shaider used their respective mechas, Dolgiran, Grand Birth and Vavilos to stop the blast only to seemingly give their lives in vein as the shockwave provided the energy needed with Psychlon flying into the core of the Genmu Castle, revealed to be the body of Demon King Psycho's himself. With Reider revived as the monstrous Space Raider, leading an Army of Resurrected Monsters who had fallen to Super Sentai and Space Sheriffs, he revealed that Psycholn was a part of Psycho. The superheroes found themselves in a pinch against their enemies until Akaranger and Kamen Rider 1 arrive with Rider-Sentai reinforcements that wiped out the monster, with Space Reider falling at the hands of Kamen Rider Beast and Kyoryu Gold with Beet J. Stag as a witness. As Wizard joined the Kyoryugers in fighting Psycho within their Kamitsuki Gattai Kyoryuzin, Yellow Buster used her Buster Machine RH-03 to reach Psycholon, leading to it breaking free from Psycho's control and before sacrificing itself to protect Yoko from his wrath. It was following this moment that the Space Sheriff trio returned and, by combing their ships' firepower into the Big Grand Fire to halt Psycho, allowed a Miracle Combination between Kyoryuzin and Wizardragon to perform the Zyudenryu Brave Strike End which destroyed the Demon King Psycho, vanquishing the Madou revival. [Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z]
Though a front for Madou, Space Shocker's distinctive duo of reincarnated monsters would reappear in later incarnations of Shocker.
World of Kyuranger
Space Ika Devil appeared in the world that had been occupied by the Space Shogunate Jark Matter, standing in the way of the Kyurangers Shishi Red and Sasori Orange. Introducing himself as a member of Shocker, Space Ika Devil attacked the the Kyurangers who requested help from Shou Ronpo who appropriately provided them with a Kyutama which summoned Kamen Rider Ex-Aid from his world. First appearing as Action Gamer Level 1, Ex-Aid fought off Space Ika Devil, allowing Sasori Orange to get away. Switching to Level 2, Ex-Aid joined forces with Shishi Red and together they used their respective slashes to destroy Space Ika Devil. [Space.7: Take Back the Birthday!]
Chou Super Hero Taisen
An iteration of Space Ika Devil was among the Shocker army of the Game World led by Shocker Leader III, the boss of the Chou Shocker Taisen bonus stage. This army was ultimately wiped out by a combined force of Kamen Riders and Sentai Rangers. [Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen]
Space Ika Devil and Space Man Spider were part of the endlessly reviving army of Shocker in the amusement park Game World. In his first known appearance, he was destroyed by Kamen Rider Baron's Banana Squash. [Maze 1: Emu, is dead?] Emerging as a result of Kuroto Dan's plot to revive himself, however, Shocker's forces would persistantly 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]
- Strange Demon Robot
- Mirror Monster
- Space Ironmen Kyodain
- Super Hero Taisen Series
- Kamen Sentai Gorider (as part of Shocker)