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This article is about a/an kaijin in Kamen Rider, the original series.

Spider Man (蜘蛛男 Kumo Otoko, 1, 13 & Rider vs Shocker) is a kaijin created by Shocker. It was the first kaijin that fought Kamen Rider 1 and was killed by the Rider's trademark Rider Kick.

Character History

"Takeshi Hongo, you traitor! I'll stop your breath this time!"
―Spider Man, disgusted of Hongo's Shocker betrayal[src]
Spider Man abducted Hongo and brought him to Shocker where he went through the process and became the very first Kamen Rider. Chasing after Hongo and Professor Midorikawa after they escaped Shocker's lab, Spider Man bugged Ruriko Midorikawa in hopes she would lead him to her father, killing the man with Hongo taking the blame. After abducting Ruriko, Spider Man would be killed by Kamen Rider 1 with his "Rider Kick".

Revived Kaijin Armies

Spider Man (ep 13)

A revived Spider Man confronts Ken Nomoto, who would become Shocker kaijin Tokageron.

He was later resurrected by Shocker as part of the Revived Kaijin Army before being destroyed by Tokageron's special bomb. Spider Man also made a brief return appearance in the monster army of the Kamen Rider vs. Shocker movie, but did not actually have an active participation there.

Space Spider Man

Space Space Spider Man

Space Spider Man in Super Hero Taisen Z.

Main article: Space Spider Man

Space Spider Man (スペース蜘蛛男 Supēsu Kumo Otoko) is a spider-like commander of Space Shocker and the reincarnation of Spider Man who dons a celestial cloak. In his initial appearance under Space Shocker, he aided in the capture of Psycholon but was ultimately destroyed by Kamen Rider Fourze and Inazuman. Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z


Appearances in other media

Kamen Rider Manga

Spider Man manga

Spider Man appeared in Shotaro Ishinomori's original Kamen Rider manga, like the TV series he is first kaijin to be introduced and face Hongo. His appearance is almost similar to his live-action counterpart, with the exception of his four arms.

Unlike his live-action counterpart, Spider Man actually survived his first battle with Hongo. He was rescued by fellow Shocker kaijin, Moray Man, who brought him back to Shocker's base where he begged the Great Leader for a second chance to defeat Hongo. After being repaired, Spider Man once again set out to hunt Hongo while being watched by Bat Man, who was under orders to execute him should he fail. Unable to defeat Hongo, Spider Man chose to end his own life out of fear.

Anime

Kamen Rider SD

Spider Man (SD)

SD Kumo Otoko.

Main article: Kumo-Otoko (SD)

Kumo-Otoko: A member of GranShocker. The very first monster to ever appear in Kamen Rider is the main villain whom RX is fighting against in this animated short. He kidnaps Michiru and brainwashes her, and sets a trap for Black RX. He is weakened by the other Riders just in time for Black RX to destroy him.

Film

Kamen Rider The First

Main article: Spider

In the remake movie, Kamen Rider The First, Spider Man is simply known as Spider (スパイダー Supaidā) and is a field captain in Shocker's ranks. He is responsible for covert assassination missions, and is behind several "mysterious" deaths prior to and during the course of the film. He is eventually destroyed by Kamen Rider 1's Rider Kick.

Video Games

Kamen Rider Club

Spider Man appears among the monsters 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

Spider Man is among the Shocker enemies in the Super Famicom Kamen Rider game.

Kamen Rider on PlayStation

Kumo Otoko Saikyo Kaijin Form

Kumo Otoko Saikyo Kaijin Form.

Kumo Otoko is one of several Shocker and Gel-Shocker kaijin that appear in the PlayStation Kamen Rider video game. They are fought by the player in the "Kamen Rider Story". In the "Shocker Story" players play as Shocker kaijin which must defeat enemy Shocker kaijin. If player successfully passes the 8th round, the player's Shocker kaijin turns into Saikyō Kaijin (最強怪人) which is stronger and has a different appearance from the original form. The player can then upgrade punching power, kicking power or both or can summon 6 Combatmen to aid them. the player then must defeat Kamen Rider 1 before facing Kamen Rider 2.

All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2

Spider Man AKRG

Spider Man in All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2.

Spider Man appears as a monster in the video game All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2.

Personality

Spider Man is a loyal member of Shocker capturing Takeshi Hongo for getting more members for the organization and killing Professor Midorikawa for helping Hongo escape and defecting Shocker.

Powers and Abilities

Abilities

Spider Man

Spider Man.

Spider Man has heightened strength and agility, enabling him to accomplish jobs like assassinations and abductions. Like a spider, he can spit out powerful strands of webbing to capture or strangle his victims along with shooting darts from his mouth that contain enzymes that liquefy his target on contact.

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Spider Man was voiced by Ryūji Saikachi (槐 柳二 Saikachi Ryūji) and portrayed by an unidentified suit actor. In Super Hero Taisen Z, Space Spider Man was voiced by Keikō Sakai (酒井 敬幸 Sakai Keikō), who previously voiced Doras in Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010. His suit actor was Hiroyuki Tanaka (田中 宏幸 Tanaka Hiroyuki).

In Kamen Rider The First, the Spider was portrayed by Itsuji Itao (板尾 創路 Itao Itsuji). His suit actor was Akira Ohashi (大橋 明 Ōhashi Akira).

Legacy

Spider-Man has the honor of being the first monster in the entire Kamen Rider series. He and his fellow Shocker Inhumanoid, Bat Man have become "icons", and their respective animal basis have been used for the first monsters created or encountered as most of them are either bat or spider based in most Kamen Rider Series.

Many of these first/early spider-motif monsters that appeared about the same position as Spider Man include:

The Other Spider-Man

Spider Man is not to be confused with the Marvel Comics character with a similar name or the tokusatsu versionIcon-crosswiki of that character.

Notes

Appearances

Kamen Riders
Takeshi Hongo - Hayato Ichimonji - Kyoichiro Kuroi - Kamen Rider 4
Gear
Typhoon - Cyclone - New Cyclone - TriCyclone - Sky Cyclone - Neo Cyclone
Allies
Tōbei Tachibana - Kazuya Taki - Ruriko Midorikawa - Hiromi Nohara -Mari - Yuri - Michi - Goro Ishikura - Mayu Tachibana
Shocker
Great Leader of Shocker
Colonel Zol - Doctor Shinigami - Ambassador Hell - Shocker Combatmen
Shocker Kaijin
Spider Man - Bat Man - Scorpion Man - Sarracenian - Mantis Man - Grimreaper Chameleon - Bee Woman - Cobra Man - Gebacondor - Yamogeras - Tokageron - Sabotegron - Phirasaurus Human - Hitodanger - Kanibubbler - Dokugandar - Amazonia - Musasabeedle - Kinokomorgu - Antlion Thunder - Mukaderas - Mogurang - Kuragedarl - Zanburonzo - Arigabari - Dokudahlian - Armadillong - Gamagirah - Arikimedes - Egyptus - Torikabuto - Eiking - Experimental Wolf Man - Snowman - Ghoster - Fly Man - Pranodon - Kabibinga - Namekujira - Bearkonger - Todogirah - Hiruguerrilla - Isoginchak - Kamestone - Unicornos - Gilgalass - Zanjioh - Jaguarman - Sea Snake Man - Cockroach Man - Gireera - Dokumondo - Poison Lizard Man - Earthworm Man - Owl Man - Namazugiller - Harinezuras - Saigang - Semiminga - Kabutorong - Kamikirikid - Girizames - Gillerkorogi - Elekibotaru - Abugomens - Mosquiras - Shiomaneking - Shiracuras - Bararanga - Seadragons - Imoriges - Unidogma - Poison Scorpion Man
Gel-Shocker
General Black - Doctor D - Gel-Shocker Combatmen
Shocker Riders: Shocker Rider Number 1 - Shocker Rider Number 2 - Shocker Rider Number 3 - Shocker Rider Number 4 - Shocker Rider Number 5 - Shocker Rider Number 6
Ganikomol - Sasoritokages - Kuragewolf - Inokabuton - Isoginjaguar - Utsubogames - Washikamagiri - Kumolion - Nekoyamori - Canarycobra - Nezucondor - Mukadetiger - Haetoribachi - Eidokugar - Namekujikinoko - Garaox - Sabotenbat
Nova Shocker
Urga - Igura - Buffal - Nova Shocker Combatmen
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