|This article is about a/an monster in Kamen Rider, the original series.|
Starfinjer (ヒトデンジャー Hitodenjā, 18) - A starfish fossil monster, being revived by Shocker as one of their many sub-generals. His emblem is that of the sea star, which is worn on the masks of his squad of Shocker Combatants. He is later defeated after being softened in a stream and thrown down a waterfall by Kamen Rider 2.
Starfinjer is a large sea star fossil revived by Shocker for one of their many plans of world domination; his body has survived tens of thousands of years of being worn and eroded by streams carrying sediment that it has reached the hardness of iron. One day, as a boy named Masaru and his brother were hiking, they discover Starfinjer's tracks on a wooden bridge and were intrigued enough to follow it to Shocker's base, adorned with Tengu totems. Once there, Masaru was to be photoed by his brother but trips over a disguised Starfinjer, who captures Masaru's brother and destroys Masaru's glasses, leaving him blind. However, before falling unconscious, Masaru's brother sends a radio message, which ended in the hands of the Tachibana Racing Club, who were camping at about the same area. Masaru then tumbles down a cliff but was miraculously rescued by Ichimonji, who takes him to the local village and learns of Starfinjer's origins. As that happens, Starfinjer is briefed on the plan with the Shocker Leader, who tells him to defend this underground missile base at all costs and to capture and execute those who arrive. As Masaru's brother is dragged away, Taki arrives at the base and triggers the arrival of a few Combatants as well as Starfinjer himself. As Starfinjer tries to strangle Taki, Rider 2 arrives at the scene. Taki's strikes with a Combatant sword proves futile as Starfinjer's body is strong enough to withstand the assault. Rider 2 desperately attempts his Rider Kick, but to no avail; while Taki tries to tackle the monster, but is thrown down the waterfall and lands hard on a pile of rocks. Rider 2 then attempts a second aerial attack but is intercepted by Starfinjer, who bounces him off the waterfall, which presumably killed the Rider. As Taki reawakens, Starfinjer orders his Combatants to search for Rider 2's corpse, as Taki escapes, regrouping with Tobei Tachibana for a second infiltration attempt; however, they are defeated by Starfinjer and captured; thrown into the same cell as Masaru's brother. Inside, Taki attempts to snap the lock but is halted by a disguised Hayato, who is also in the cell. They stage a brawl, which attracts the attention of the Combatant guards; and swiftly defeats them. Afterward, they disguise themselves as the Combatants and attempt to sneak out, while Hayato sets fire to the gas station within the base. As the Combatants attempt to put out the fire, Hayato realizes Starfinjer's weakness to water, and lures him outside, and leads him back to the waterfall with the Cyclone. Starfinjer's hard body is softened by contact with moisture, and after stepping on the Rider's hand as he hangs from the waterfall, he slips and collapses from the fall, killing him.
Like the majority of Shocker's monsters, Starfinjer sports little personality, with the exception of being incredibly cruel to his Combatants.
Starfinjer, being a starfish fossil, is incredibly sturdy and hard, being able to withstand attacks like the Rider Kick with no effort. Starfinjer is also able to shift into a starfish-like form for gliding as well as a disguise. However, Starfinjer loses his invulnerability and his body becomes softer if he gets wet.
Behind the Scenes
Starfinjer is voiced by Michihiro Ikemizu and portrayed by an unnamed suit actor.
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