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"Mission start."
―Snipe's pre-battle catchphrase[src]

"Tactics No.(Level Number)."
―Snipe's pre-Level up transformation catchphrase[src]

"Mission complete."
―Snipe's proclamation after game clear[src]

Taiga Hanaya (花家 大我, Hanaya Taiga) is a 29-year-old unlicensed doctor who was once a member of the radiology department at the Seito University Hospital and CR. He became Kamen Rider Snipe (仮面ライダースナイプ, Kamen Raidā Sunaipu) during the events of Zero Day, but his defeat to Graphite resulted in both his powers and medical license being stripped from him. Since then, he began to collect Rider Gashats and became known as the "Doctor of Darkness" (闇のドクター, Yami no Dokutā), due to him running his own unlicensed clinic.

He later became another Kamen Rider Cronus (仮面ライダークロノス, Kamen Raidā Kuronosu), using both his Gamer Driver and the Buggle Driver II.

History

Background

Taiga Hanaya was originally a renowned genius radiologist at the Seito University Hospital, who is capable of detecting and removing cancer cells in an instant. After accidentally discovering the essence of Bugster Viruses through conventional methods, he was recruited to CR with his coworker Jiro Maki. Despite having passed the examination to become a Kamen Rider, Taiga refused to take it until the death of his coworker Maki forced him to accept the offer.

When the Proto Bang Bang Shooting Gashat began to hurt Taiga's mind and body in the process, Taiga was temporarily prohibited from transforming. Despite this, Taiga was still adamant on saving his patient's life, to the point where he ignored orders to stand down and reclaimed the Gashat and Gamer Driver from Kuroto Dan, just as the latter had planned.

Snipe during Zero Day

Ultimately, Taiga fell from grace by this side effect after failing to defeat Graphite, a Bugster that spawned from Saki Momose. His defeat cost Saki her life, and his doctor's license was subsequently revoked for disobeying orders, as the Ministry declared Taiga had become overly obsessed with the power of the Gashats. Saki's boyfriend, Hiiro Kagami, has since held a grudge against Taiga and blames him for Saki's death. Taiga would eventually lose all hope in saving others as a doctor and a Kamen Rider, eventually going on to believe that clearing the games was the only important thing to him. To his shock, the side effects of the Proto Gashats had caused his hair to turn white as well.

The Doctor of Darkness

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After learning that the Bugster Virus had resurface since six years, Taiga observed Ex-Aid's first fight against the Bugster from afar, using a rifle scope as a means of seeing afar.

Taiga receives a Gamer Driver and the Bang Bang Shooting Gashat

Taiga purchased his own Gamer Driver and Bang Bang Shooting Gashat from Genm Corp. with large piles of cash. When complemented by Kuroto Dan, he simply said that Dan needed a large amount of money to make new games.

Sometime later, Taiga was confronted by Graphite and Parado as they test Taiga clearing the ten games. By chance, Taiga encountered Emu Hojo trying to confront one of his patients, Yuki, who was infected with the Bugster virus. Taiga's presence aggravated Yuki due to the latter's fear of doctors, awakening the giant Bugster. Taiga transformed into Snipe Level 1 and quickly extracted the Bugster, Revol, from Yuki. However, Yuki's fear of doctors was only heightened, and Revol's strength multiplied. Despite Ex-Aid's protests, Taiga refused to stay out of Yuki's case, saying he would do what he wanted to do and that his only concern was to collect all ten Gashats to destroy the Bugsters permanently. The two wagered to defeat Revol first, the prize being the other Rider's Gashat. While Ex-Aid and Snipe fought Revol, the latter was able to take the final hit on the Bugster and claimed the Mighty Action X Gashat.

Soon after, Taiga was approached in the hospital by coroner Kiriya Kujo, the latter asking for a duel. Kiriya brought him to the latest Bugster patient, Yoshitaka Nishiwaki, who was being monitored by CR and was quickly overtaken by the Motors Bugster. Kiriya and Taiga agreed whoever defeats the Bugster will keep Emu's Gashat. They managed to extract the Bugster in their Level 1 forms. However, Brave entered the fight and kept Snipe from chasing after the Bugster, which allowed Lazer to steal the Mighty Action X Gashat for Emu. Brave and Snipe continued to fight until they were interrupted by the Black Ex-Aid, who depleted their health bars by using the Sports Gamer before disappearing.

Ever since he regained his power to become Snipe, Taiga was intent to finish things with Graphite, which Hiiro learned was Saki's Bugster. After Genm Corp.'s four new Gashats were stolen, Taiga pursued one of the Collabos Bugsters and managed to retrieve the Jet Combat Gashat into his arsenal. His intent to collect all the Gashats and become the "world's only Kamen Rider" even resorted to him holding a Bugster hostage to blackmail Emu and Hiiro into giving him their Gashats to ensure the patient's life.

Although Taiga tries to fight alongside the other three Riders against the Bugster threats and infections, he is constantly at odds with them as each had their own viewpoints and ulterior motives. In the final battle against Graphite, Emu used the Drago Knight Hunter Z's power to be equally distributed and joining forces in their final encounter against Graphite. Although he succeeded in finally vanquishing Graphite, he still refused to join forces with the other four.

During Christmas Eve, Taiga and the Kamen Riders finally became aware CEO of Genm Corp., Kuroto Dan, is the true identity of the "Black Ex-Aid", who christens himself as Kamen Rider Genm. Taiga discovered Kuroto Dan's goal to collect the data of Gashats. When Kiriya tried to gather the other Riders to tell them a major secret regarding his Bugster Virus investigation, Taiga would learn Lazer would be killed by Kuroto in order to prevent the secret behind Emu's compatibility with the Gamer Driver from being revealed.

The Patient Zero Conspiracy

Before witnessing Kiriya Kujo's death, Taiga had kept in contact with Nico Saiba, who requested him to defeat M during Christmas. Questioning the Genm Corp. CEO's motivations, Taiga went to confront Kuroto, having deduced that Lazer was killed in order to hide what he found about Ex-Aid. Taiga transformed into Snipe, but even at Level 3, he along with Brave was no match for either Genm Level X or the upgraded Aranbura. He and Brave were quickly knocked out of their transformation. However, before Genm could steal their Gashats, Emu arrived with a mysterious black Gashat. Much to everyone's shock, Emu was not only able to create an entirely new game from the blank Gashat but split into two separate bodies.

After retrieving a portion of Emu's blood right from his second battle using Mighty Brothers XX, Taiga discovered that Emu does have game illness. Taiga and Hiiro agreed to tried to keep it as a secret to find a way to cure Ex-Aid without stressing him. However, he attempts were stopped when Brave and Snipe were attacked by Parado, who had managed to transform into Kamen Rider Para-DX Level 50. Taiga became annoyed when Nico tried to move into his hospital and tried to order him to fight Emu out of spite for losing to him in a video game tournament, but relented in letting her in his life.

Sometime after Kuroto finally revealed to him about Emu's true nature as Patient Zero and his outburst, the erratic gaming personality with Emu led him under the influence "Genius Gamer M", but is restored back his normal, kind self due to Hiiro's intervention. After learning Hiiro had came in possession with the Gashat Gear Dual β, he confiscated it recognizing he wasn't strong enough to handle the extra dose of Game Illness and used it to become Simulation Gamer Level 50.

Taiga would learn that the Kamen Riders and the Bugster Virus were intended to be part of Kuroto's ultimate game, Kamen Rider Chronicle and Kuroto managed to unlock Dangerous Zombie's true potential as Level X. In order to combat this, Taiga commissioned Tsukuru Koboshi to create a Gashat that can defeat zombies, which ended up becoming the base of the Maximum Mighty X Gashat. The new Gashat was given to Emu and provided the Riders with the advantage to surpass Kuroto's immortality before defeating him for good.

Kamen Rider Chronicle

Taiga joins with the Kamen Riders as they try to put an end to Kamen Rider Chronicle, now orchestrated by the Bugsters to destroy humanity. Upon learning Nico had personally bought a Gashat to participate in the game, he originally berated her for her actions, despite her not playing games would increase Nico's stress levels. Although he was humiliated by the Loverica Bugster in battle, Taiga continued fighting and permitted Nico to become a Ride-Player under the condition that she never leaves his side so he can cure her Game Illness every time.

During the course of the events, Taiga learned Parado was indeed Emu's Bugster and Kuroto Dan has surface under Poppy's supervision. As CR faces off against the high tier Bugsters, both sides find themselves facing against Masamune Dan, Kuroto's father, who reveals himself to be the true mastermind of the events that have unfolded and utilizes the Master Gashat of Chronicle to become Kamen Rider Cronus. Because of his exploitation in the use of Pause and holding the Proto Gashats that held the Game Over victims.

This also unfortunately led to Hiiro Kagami down a dark path as he was forced to side with Masamune Dan just to retrieve Saki's data. He and Nico would continue to collaborate with CR as they continue to collect the majority of the Gashatrophies. Snipe would fight against the low-tier and mid-tier Bugsters and allow Nico to take the final hit. Taiga would be present to witness Emu Hojo's evolution into Muteki Gamer, finally able to overcome Cronus' Pause ability.

As Hiiro continued to side with Cronus with the power of Taddle Legacy at hand, Taiga desired to settle his five-year score with Graphite once and for all. As Brave Level 100 fought Para-DX and Graphite, Snipe joined the fray to engage Graphite. Due to his higher level, Taiga struggled to fight despite Hiiro's protests. Even out of transformation, Taiga refused to withdraw but gets put in critical condition by Graphite's blow.

Taiga's body was rushed to Seito University Hospital to emergency surgery. As Hiiro was the only person capable of performing the surgery, he returned to the hospital and operated on Taiga to saved his life. Although Masamune ordered him to have Taiga killed in the operating table, Saki's data was erased by his defiance. Nevertheless, this did allow for Hiiro to return to CR on their side once more, elating Taiga after he awoke from the operation table.

After Taiga had completely recovered, he and Hirro began to work together to take down their common enemy Graphite once and for all. For Taiga, it was for him making up for losing Sawa's life from the beginning. Together, Snipe and Brave defeated Graphite in battle and allowed Nico Saiba to take the final shot. The game continued to progress as the last boss, Gamedeus, had finally approached.

The Gamedeus Pandemic

With Gamedeus and his Bugster Virus pandemic spreading rapidly, Ex-Aid and Para-DX fought against him while Taiga and Hiiro stayed behind to take care of the patients. Although the Doctor Mighty XX Gashat developed by Kiriya and Kuroto managed to weaken him, Masamune barged in at the last minute and absorbed the Bugster into his own body.

Taiga transforming into Cronus to prevent Nico from sacrificing herself

After Gamedeus Cronus abducted Nico to kill her as a means to reset Kamen Rider Chronicle, Taiga pursued them using one of the spare Kamen Rider Chronicle Gashats. Upon arriving at the Game World, he took Nico's Kamen Rider Chronicle Gashat to transform into Kamen Rider Cronus himself. However, due to him sporting a Gamer Driver, he lacked the Bugviser II's ability to activate Pause and was defeated by Gamedeus Cronus. With the help of Ex-Aid and Brave, Taiga joined them as Snipe to defeat Gamedeus Cronus together.

After Masamune assumed the Super Gamedeus form and mass-produced his Bugster Virus horde, Snipe Simulation Gamer engaged the Bugster bosses summoned by Masamune while trying to avoid harming the infected civilians. Soon enough, the infection was cured by Poppy as she sacrificed her own existence to neutralize Super Gamedeus's virus through Doctor Mighty XX. Snipe joined Ex-Aid and the other Riders in the fight against Super Gamedeus using the Level 1 state to separate Masamune from Super Gamedeus, which was neutralized by Doctor Mighty XX through the sacrifice of Parado. Masamune, however, still held Cronus's power and, with the access to Emu's Hyper Muteki gone, declared that the Kamen Riders would face a "Bad End."

Taiga engaged Cronus as Snipe Simulation Gamer in one final stand with the Kamen Riders only to be swiftly overwhelmed. Initiating Pause, Cronus, seemingly victorious, was shockingly beaten back by Ex-Aid, who revealed that Parado's sacrifice had weakened him. Reverting to Shooting Gamer Level 2, Snipe and his fellow Riders ultimately succeeded in finally defeating Cronus, however, they were unable to stop Masamune from destroying the Rider Chronicle Master Gashat with himself in a final act of spite, robbing them of their chance to retrieve the Game Disease victims from the Proto Gashats.

With the ordeal over, Taiga's clinic was been reinstated a medical center to treat game illness. Looking around his office, Taiga fonds a Bang Bang Shooting pin left behind by Nico, who had returned to school. Listening to a televised speech given by Emu speech on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Taiga was touched to hear the name of Jiro Maki acknowledged among the victims of the Game Disease. Later, as Taiga treated the patients of the game illness, he reunited with a graduated Nico who volunteered to become his clinic's assistant.

Other Events

Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Riders

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Taiga was present during threat of Dr. Pac-Man and the Next Genome Institute as they sought to unleash the Pac-Man Virus. He joined forces with his fellow doctors and Kamen Rider Ghost's allies against the Next Genome Institute.

Kamen Rider Ex-Aid "Tricks": Kamen Rider Genm

"It's game, set for you."
―Brave's proclamation in Famista Quest Gamer Level 3 before a finisher[src]

Taiga along with Hiiro confronts Dr. Pac-Man who had taken Emu away from the Black Ex-Aid, accompanied by the three Kamen Riders that he had summoned. Dr. Pac-Man provides the trio with the Bandai Namco Gashats, with Taiga receiving the Xevious Gashat. Transforming, Sniper Xevious Shooting Gamer faces off against the batter Kamen Rider Fourze in a shooting and flight battle. Ultimately prevailing in the match, Snipe performs Xevious's Critical Strike to defeat the opponent Kamen Rider.

After Ex-Aid recovers the Ganbarizing Gashat, Snipe along with Brave demanded the Gashat for themselves only for all three Riders to be swiftly eluded by "Dr. Pac-Man" who recovered all the Bandai Namco Gashats and the Ganbarizing Gahsat. It is this point where the Kamen Rider realized they are being manipulated by Dr. Pac-Man and the Black Ex-Aid. Ex-Aid was defeated by the Black Ex-Aid's Critical Strike using the seventeen Heisei Rider predecessors, allowing him to defeat all three Riders with a single Rider Kick before taking his leave.

Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: True Ending

Set after the Kamen Riders defeated Kamen Rider Cronus, a new outbreak of the Bugster virus occurs one rainy day as Kamen Rider Fuma and his Ninja Gamers attack the civilians. Taiga and Nico were infected and his mind is sent into the Game World where he assumes the role as a race starter for Madoka Hoshi's race. After Ex-Aid arrived and used the power of Mighty Creator VRX to teleport everyone back to the real world, Taiga's consciousness was returned to his body.

While confronting Kagenari Nagumo on his actions, the true threat arises when Johnny Makishima reveals himself as the "true last boss" and transforms into Gamedeus Machina. While Taiga joined with the Kamen Riders to combat the Bugster, he was able to overwhelm all of the six that were present. Taiga was accompanied by Kiriya as they went to storm Machina Vision and fought against Fuma, before confronting Gamedeus Machina. In the end, Ex-Aid Muteki Gamer manages to vanquish Gamedeus Machina and peace has finally returned.

One year later, Taiga complains to Nico about the "embarrassing" pink poster she made that promotes his clinic's examinations. He disliked that fact she made him into a roaring anthropomorphic cartoon tiger that frightens cartoon animal patients. The two comically fight about it until a patient enters the clinic, with Nico putting on her lab coat and going to the waiting room to greet the patient.

Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders

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One week after Kamen Rider Build stole Emu's powers, Nebula Bugsters start to appear due to the effects of Enigma, an inter-dimensional gateway connecting his reality to the Build's world. This alerts the CR, who attempt to solve the issue without Ex-Aid, but they are also rendered powerless due to the effects of Enigma, controlled by Right Kaiser. Kuroto Dan eventually created the Kamen Rider Build Gashats in order to enable to Doctor Riders to continue fight while their Earth and Build's Earth were vast approaching, where it was stopped by the united forces between Ex-Aid & Build.

Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Trilogy: Another Ending

Two years after the Enigma crisis, Taiga is informed by Hiiro Kagami about Kuroto Dan's escape from CR's custody. He and Nico have continued treating Game Illness patients in his clinic, only to encounter Luke Kidman, Nico's gaming rival from America, who is afflicted by Loverica's infection. Taiga has kept a copy of the Kamen Rider Chronicle Master Gashat but failed to develop the ultimate antibody to properly use it. This causes him to come into blows with Hiiro as Saki's data had been restored and tied to Loverica's lifeline. Wanting to save Luke's life, Taiga was forced fire Nico so she can join Luke in America. He later stole Asuna's Gashacon Bugvisor II to transform into Cronus, allowing him to save Saki from Loverica's brainwashing. After losing to Loverica in battle, Brave managed to vanquish the Bugster and say his goodbyes to Saki, but Taiga had lost the Master Gashat in his possession. The next day, he returned to his clinic seeing Nico ready for her trip to America and said his goodbyes. Taiga assured her that in the end, he will always be Nico's doctor.

Personality

Taiga was originally a kind doctor who valued the lives of his patients and did whatever he could to make them smile. However, becoming a Kamen Rider would eventually change him, with his defeat at the hands of Graphite being the turning point, causing him to give up all hope.

As a result, he has become bitter, arrogant, and selfish, holding almost absolutely no concern for protecting individuals; he cares only about his obsessions of both collecting Gashats and achieving his revenge on the Bugsters. Clearing all the ten games became his main drive for fighting, and as such he would resort to any form of dirty tactics just to claim all of the Gashats. He would later view Saki's death with disdain as well, using that just to taunt Hiiro.

Taiga especially holds a strong animosity against Graphite, who cost him both his medical license and his credibility as a doctor. He would constantly find a way to settle things once and for all with Graphite. His hatred of the Bugster overshadows any concern for a patient's well-being. For him, the battles are competitions with his fellow Riders.

Despite willing to use dirty tactics to win, Taiga does have a sense of fair play as he did not try to take Emu's Gashat by force, nor did he think that Kiriya Kujo would take the Mighty Action X Gashat from him before even winning their bet. This, however, didn't stop him from being provocative to fellow Riders. Similarly, while he kidnapped the Collabos Bugster to blackmail Ex-Aid and Brave, he did not demand them to directly surrender their Gashats to him but instead wanted to win them through a fair battle.

Taiga believes that he is the only Kamen Rider the world needs, believing that he has nothing to lose, unlike others. This mentality has also led him to prioritize defeating an enemy and keeping the Kamen Rider name, something which goes against the doctor's ideals of Emu and Hiiro. Initially despising the other Riders, he would eventually gain respect for their resolve and strength, though his strong sense of responsibility meant that he would be willing to do anything to prevent the other doctors from going down the same path as he did, even if it meant sacrificing himself.

Meeting Nico Saiba would eventually change Taiga for the better, as his interactions with Nico would slowly guide him back to his conscience. When Nico faked being sick with the Game illness and when she became a Ride-Player, he went to make sure she was alright, showing that he's at least willing to care about other people somewhat. Over time, his care for Nico grew to the point where he treats Nico as his own personal patient, getting worried whenever she's in danger. He would soon come to admit that despite having his license revoked, he still wanted to protect others as a doctor. By the end of the Kamen Rider Chronicle crisis, he has somewhat returned to his gentle nature, though at times he would react awkwardly to politeness.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Acquired Game Disease Immunity: As a result of the standard compatibility surgery for CR candidates, Taiga Hanaya is immune to the Game Disease and able to transform into a Kamen Rider to fight the Bugsters. His usage of Proto Gashats has also increased his body's tolerance for higher-level Gashats, being able to overcome the side effects of his Level 50 almost instantly. Eventually, his immunity level grew to even able to withstand the power of two Kamen Rider Chronicle Gashats and later, to use the Buggle Driver II (being the first acquired-type to be able to do so).

Abilities

  • Master Radiologist: Before the introduction of Rider Gashats, Taiga is a famed and renowned genius radiologist, capable of detecting even a small strain of illness or removing cancer cells in an instant after a simple X-ray scanning. He is also capable of detecting the Bugster Virus through conventional methods, gaining the interest of Asuna and Kuroto.
  • Skilled Combatant: Taiga has shown himself to be a skilled fighter, being able to easily take on Bugster viruses as a civilian.
  • Expert Marksman: Because of his former career as a radiologist, Taiga had a huge proficiency while using his Gashacon Magnum, able to shoot the well-hidden Revol. This also shown when he shoot Combat Collabos down with ease.

Levels

Shooting Gamer Level 1

Shooting Gamer Level 1

Level 1's bullet form

"Gashat! Let's game! Metcha game! Mutcha game! What's your name? I'm a Kamen Rider!"
―Transformation Announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[1][2]

  • Height: 178.0 cm
  • Weight: 138.5 kg

Ability Perimeters:[1][2]

  • Punching power: 7.7 t
  • Kicking power: 11.5 t
  • Maximum jump height: 30.5 m
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m per 7.6 seconds

Shooting Gamer Level 1 (シューティングゲーマーレベル1, Shūtingu Gēmā Reberu Wan) is Snipe's default super deformed form, activated by inserting the Bang Bang Shooting Gashat into the Gamer Driver. This form is used to battle a Bugster-infected human and is the only way to extract the monster from the host.

Snipe can turn his body into a large energy bullet to strike the enemy in this form. However, this technique is a double-edged sword that may hurt himself.

This form's finisher is the Bang Bang Critical Strike (バンバンクリティカルストライク, Ban Ban Kuritikaru Sutoraiku): Snipe covers his right foot in orange energy before leaping into the air and delivering a kick to the enemy.

Appearances: Ex-Aid Episode 3, Snipe Chapter, Ex-Aid 4-5, 8, 10, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Rider, Part. II: Legend Gamer Stage, Ex-Aid 11, 15-16, 18, 44


Shooting Gamer Level 2

"Gachan! Level Up! Ba-Ba-Bang! Bang-Ba-Bang! (Yow!) Bang Bang Shooting!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

"Gachan! Level Up! Ba-Ba-Bang! Bang-Ba-Bang! (Yow!) Bang Bang Shooting! A Gatcha! RabbitTank! Usagi to sensha! Best Best Match! Yay!"
―Transformation announcement with the Kamen Rider Build Gashat[src]

Shooting Gamer Level 2

Snipe Muteki Mode

Rider Statistics[3][4]

  • Height: 199.5 cm
  • Weight: 98.5 kg

Ability Perimeters:[3][4]

  • Punching power: 6.6 t
  • Kicking power: 11.9 t
  • Maximum jump height: 37.9 m
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m per 3.7 seconds

Shooting Gamer Level 2 (シューティングゲーマーレベル2, Shūtingu Gēmā Reberu Tsū) is Snipe's primary sniper form, activated by inserting the Bang Bang Shooting Gashat and pulling the lever on the Gamer Driver. This form is based on FPS (first-person shooter) games.

Compared to Ex-Aid, Brave, and Genm, Snipe's Level 2 form has balanced Ability Perimeters.

Empowered with the Hyper Muteki Gashat when inserted into the Gamer Driver's secondary slot, Snipe temporarily activates a Muteki Mode (ムテキモード, Muteki Mōdo) which grants the Rider using it 10 seconds of invincibility. Snipe using Muteki Mode is exclusive to Ganbarizing.

In Heisei Generations FINAL, Snipe transforms into this form by using the Kamen Rider Build (Game) Gashat in the Gamer Driver's second slot along with the Bang Bang Shooting Gashat. The Kamen Rider Build Gashat has the ability to neutralize the Enigma's power, which was preventing the Ex-Aid Riders from transforming.

This form has the following parts:

  • SN head-STG 2 (SNヘッド-STG2, SN Heddo-STG2) - Kamen Rider Snipe Shooting Gamer Level 2 Head.
    • Eye Light Scope (アイライトスコープ, Ai Raito Sukōpu) - Kamen Rider Snipe's "eyes". It can emit light for night battles and can also capture images comparable to a high- speed camera. It can also observe the microscopic Bugster Virus.
    • Sneak Ride Met (スニークライドメット, Sunīku Raido Metto) - Kamen Rider Snipe's tactical helmet. It can capture and identify motion and set tracking markers automatically. The radar on the internal monitor shows the positions of enemies, allies and energy items.
    • Hit Ride Hair (ヒットライドヘアー, Hitto Raido Heā) - Kamen Rider Snipe's "hair". It is modeled after the player character of Bang Bang Shooting and is coated with a blast-resistant coating. It increases the precision of Kamen Rider Snipe's aim by synchronizing with the Gashacon Magnum.
    • Red Assault Goggles (レッドアサルトゴーグル, Reddo Asaruto Gōguru) - Kamen Rider Snipe's goggles. It protects the visual sensors from shocks and dirt and is coated with a blast-resistant coating.
    • Sender Ear (センダーイヤー, Sendā Iyā) - Kamen Rider Snipe's hearing sensors. It filters surrounding noise so Ex-Aid only hears the necessary sounds. There is also a communication function for private conversations with specific parties.
    • Air Fresh Guard (エアフレッシュガード, Ea Furesshu Gādo) - An intake system within the helmet that filters out harmful substances in the air. It also regulates the suit's temperature and allows for underwater breathing.
  • Mech Life Guard (メックライフガード, Mekku Raifu Gādo) - Kamen Rider Snipe's chest armor. It disperses damage throughout the body to protect the chest. It becomes more protective the lower the rider's health.
  • X Controller (エクスコントローラー, Ekusu Kontorōrā) - Management module on the chest. It transitions to debug mode and systems control when activating the special attack.
  • Rider Gauge (ライダーゲージ, Raidā Gēji) - A lifebar that shows the rider's health. When the gauge runs out, the rider will die.
  • Stun Hex Mantle (スタンヘキサマント, Sutan Hekisa Manto) - Kamen Rider Snipe's cape. The surface is covered with electromagnetically coated hexagonal cell parts, which are thin and light but have high defense. It can stun enemies with electricity. This ability was never shown in the series.
  • Shooting Gear Suit (シューティングギアスーツ, Shūtingu Gia Sūtsu) - Kamen Rider Snipe's bodysuit. It increases the rider's physical capability by strengthening the body. The agility focused adjustments allow the user to perform tactical combat according to the rider's skills.
  • Tactical Unbreaker (タクティカルアンブレイカー, Takutikaru Anbureikā) - Kamen Rider Snipe's shoulder armor. It injects a strengthening agent to raise the rider's defense for a short amount of time.
  • SN Growth Arm (SNグロウスアーム, SN Gurousu Āmu) - Kamen Rider Snipe's arms. It has a function called Gain Riser (ゲインライザー, Gein Raizā) that increases combat capabilities based on the rider's level and combat experience. The arms allow for high-speed precision shooting with the Gashacon Magnum.
  • Command Fight Glove (コマンドファイトグローブ, Komando Faito Gurōbu) - Kamen Rider Snipe's gloves. It coordinates with the Gashacon weapons to optimize attacks. It also injects a Bugster removal program when executing punches to do more damage.
  • SN Growth Leg (SNグロウスレッグ, SN Gurousu Reggu) - Kamen Rider Snipe's legs. It has a function called Gain Riser (ゲインライザー, Gein Raizā) that increases combat capabilities based on the rider's level and combat experience. They excel in quick actions like rolls, turnarounds, and backsteps.
  • Command Fight Shoes (コマンドファイトシューズ, Komando Faito Shūzu) - Kamen Rider Snipe's shoes. It has a noise suppressor that allows the rider to run silently for a short time. It also injects a Bugster removal program when executing punches to do more damage.
  • Mech Build Guard (メックビルドガード, Mekku Birudo Gādo) - Kamen Rider Snipe's silver guard pieces. The heat resistance rises when exposed to heat, and it becomes more durable by changing the structure of parts according to the damage received.

This form has three finishers:

  • Kimewaza Slot Holder finisher:
    • Bang Bang Critical Strike (バンバンクリティカルストライク, Ban Ban Kuritikaru Sutoraiku, Bang Bang Shooting): Snipe performs a series of kicks at the enemy.
  • Gashacon Magnum finisher:
    • Bang Bang Critical Finish (バンバンクリティカルフィニッシュ, Ban Ban Kuritikaru Finisshu, Bang Bang Shooting)
      • Handgun:
      • Rifle: Snipe delivers a powerful energy blast to the enemy. This attack is also capable of attacking an invisible enemy.
    • Bang Bang Critical Finish (バンバンクリティカルフィニッシュ, Ban Ban Kuritikaru Finisshu, Bang Bang Tank)
      • Handgun: A large holographic projection of a tank appears behind him as Snipe pinpoints the opponent's location for the tank to fire.
      • Rifle:
    • Jet Critical Finish (ジェットクリティカルフィニッシュ, Jetto Kuritikaru Finisshu)
      • Handgun: Snipe delivers a bullet that resembles a target for shooting that impales the enemy at jet-like speed.
      • Rifle:

Appearances: Ex-Aid Episode 3, Snipe Chapter, Ex-Aid 4-8, 10, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Rider, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid "Tricks": Kamen Rider Genm "2"-"Part. III: Final Legend Stage, Ex-Aid 11-12, Snipe: Episode ZERO Episode 1, Ex-Aid 15-18, 20, 22-23, Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen, Kamen Sentai Gorider Episode 2-3, Ex-Aid 24, 26-27, 29, 32, 45, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Trilogy: Another Ending Kamen Rider Brave & Snipe, Kamen Rider Genm vs. Lazer


Combat Shooting Gamer Level 3

Combat Shooting Gamer Level 3

"Gachan! Level Up! Ba-Bang-Bang! Bang-Ba-Bang! Yow! Bang Bang Shooting! A Gacha! Jet! Jet! In the sky! Jet! Jet! Jet Comba~t!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[5][6]

  • Height: 201.5 cm
  • Weight: 126.0 kg

Ability Perimeters:[5][6]

  • Punching power: 14.0 t
  • Kicking power: 15.4 t
  • Maximum jump height: 46.0 m
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m per 4.0 seconds

Combat Shooting Gamer Level 3 (コンバットシューティングゲーマーレベル3, Konbatto Gēmā Reberu Surī) is Snipe's upgraded form accessed by inserting Jet Combat Gashat along with the Bang Bang Shooting Gashat into the Gamer Driver and pulling the lever. In this form, the Combat Gamer fuses with Snipe, becoming part of his armor.

This form enhances Snipe powers, with the cost of his speed. However, the loss of speed is offset by flight capability, giving Snipe a huge advantage in combat when he outranges his opponents and easily dodges their attacks, eventually defeats 2 Level 3 Kamen Riders at once on his own.

In this form, Snipe gains the following parts from Combat Gamer:

  • SN Head-CO-STG 3 (SNヘッド-CO-STG3, SN Heddo-CO-STG3) - Kamen Rider Snipe Combat Shooting Gamer Level 3 Head.
    • Flight Visor (フライトバイザー, Furaito Baizā) - Face visor of Kamen Rider Snipe Combat Shooting Gamer. It displays information such as targeting reticule, radar maps, altitude, and speed and is coated with a blast-resistant coating.
    • Air Mask Guard (エアマスクガード, Ea Masuku Gādo) - Kamen Rider Snipe Combat Shooting Gamer's face mask. It is an air intake system that adjusts pressure to reduce the strain on the body caused by intense air combat.
  • Guard Aero Nose (ガードエアロノーズ, Gādo Earo Nōzu) - The orange and white part of the chest armor. It rewrites the Gain Riser and dramatically raises the defense.
  • Raid Cockpit (レイドコックピット, Reido Kokkupitto) - The "cockpit" of the chest armor. It rewrites the Gain Riser and dramatically raises attack.
  • Thrust Streamers (スラストリーマー, Surasutorīmā) - Kamen Rider Snipe Combat Shooting Gamer's shoulder armor. They are a pair of propulsion devices that perform altitude control using air-propellant during flight. When at full power, they can reach a maximum speed of 2200km/h in a few seconds.
  • Air Force Winger (エアフォースウィンガー, Ea Fōsu Wingā) - A flight unit on Kamen Rider Snipe Combat Shooting Gamer's back. It allows Snipe to fly freely by controlling the force field on the wing's surface. The base of the wings are small containers holding small missiles, chaff, signal bullets and other types of ammunition.
  • Gatling Combats (ガトリングコンバット, Gatoringu Konbatto) - Kamen Rider Snipe Combat Shooting Gamer's gatling guns. Compared to the Gashacon Magnum, which can shoot up to 40 light bullets in its Hand Gun Mode, the Gatling Combats can shoot up to 5,400 shots per minute, allowing massive damage to be dealt.

This form has three finishers:

  • Kimewaza Slot Holder finisher:
    • Jet Critical Strike (ジェットクリティカルストライク, Jetto Kuritikaru Sutoraiku): Snipe barraging the enemy with his Gatling Combats, before the hatch behind him expand some homing missiles. The missiles then shoot at the enemy, pulverizing them.
  • Gashacon Magnum finisher:
    • Jet Critical Finish (ジェットクリティカルフィニッシュ, Jetto Kuritikaru Finisshu)
      • Handgun:
      • Rifle: Snipe deliver a bullet that resembles a target for shooting that impales the enemy at jet-like speed.
    • Gekitotsu Critical Finish (ゲキトツクリティカルフィニッシュ, Gekitotsu Kuritikaru Finisshu, Clash Critical Finish)
      • Handgun:: Snipe delivers a powerful energy blast that takes the form of the Gekitotsu Smasher.
      • Rifle:

Appearances: Ex-Aid Episodes 8-10, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Rider, Ex-Aid 13



Hunter Shooting Gamer Level 5 (Dragon Gun)

Hunter Shooting Gamer Level 5 (Dragon Gun)

"Gachan! Level Up! Ba-Ba-Bang! Bang-Ba-Bang! (Yow!) Bang Bang Shooting! A Gacha! Do-Do-Drago! Na-Na-Na-Kni~ght! Dra-! Dra-! Drago Knight Hunter! Snipe!"
―Transformation Announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[7][8]

  • Height: 199.5 cm
  • Weight: 118.5 kg

Ability Perimeters:[7][8]

  • Punching power: 19.0 t
  • Kicking power: 25.0 t
  • Maximum jump height: 49.0 m
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m per 2.7 seconds

Hunter Shooting Gamer Level 5 (Dragon Gun) (ハンターシューティングゲーマーレベル5 (ドラゴンガン), Hantā Shūtingu Gēmā Reberu Faibu (Doragon Gan)) is Snipe's upgraded form accessed by inserting the Drago Knight Hunter Z Gashat along with the Bang Bang Shooting Gashat into the Gamer Driver and pulling the lever.

This form is acquired when all four doctor Riders (Ex-Aid, Brave, Snipe, and Lazer) use the Drago Knight Hunter Z Gashat together by digitally multiplying it. In this form, Snipe's stats are the same with the other doctor Riders (due to the Co-op nature of the hame), As a result, they're equally matched with each other.

Snipe gains the following part from Hunter Gamer:

  • Shoulder Dragon Armor (ショルドドラゴアーマー, Shorudo Dorago Āma) - The shoulder armor. They can absorb physical damage to protect the shoulders. Electromagnetic devices are built inside to increase the power of the Drago Knight Gun.
  • Drago Knight Gun (ドラゴナイトガン, Dorago Naito Gan) - An electromagnetic cannon mounted on the left arm. It can destroy Bugster Viruses with compressed metal shot at high speed.
  • Mech Drago Guard (メックドラゴガード, Mekku Dorago Gādo) - Silver parts of the armor. They become more durable by changing the structure of parts according to the damage received. They rewrite the Gain Riser and dramatically raise attack and defense.

This form's finisher is the Drago Knight Critical Strike (ドラゴナイトクリティカルストライク, Dorago Naito Kuritikaru Sutoraiku): Snipe along with the other doctor Riders deliver consecutive energy attacks at the enemy (In Snipes case, he shoots Yellow Lightning-like Energy streams from the Dragon Gun), effectively destroying said enemy.

Appearances: Ex-Aid Episodes 10-11, 15, 30


Hunter Shooting Gamer Level 5 (Full Dragon)

Hunter Shooting Gamer Level 5 (Full Dragon)

"Gachan! Level Up! Ba-Bang-Bang! Bang-Ba-Bang! Yow! Bang Bang Shooting! A Gacha! Do-Do-Drago! Na-Na-Na-Kni~ght! Dra-! Dra-! Drago Knight Hunter! Z!"
―Transformation Announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[9][10]

  • Height: 206.5 cm
  • Weight: 157.0 kg

Ability Perimeters:[9][10]

  • Punching power: 18.2 t
  • Kicking power: 24.4 t
  • Maximum jump height: 48.7 m
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m per 2.8 seconds

Hunter Shooting Gamer Level 5 (Full Dragon) (ハンターシューティングゲーマーレベル5 (フルドラゴン), Hantā Shūtingu Gēmā Reberu Faibu (Furu Doragon)) is Snipe's upgraded form accessed by inserting the Drago Knight Hunter Z Gashat along with the Bang Bang Shooting Gashat into the Gamer Driver and pulling the lever.

After the Hunter Gamer was purified, Snipe now has much better control over the form and doesn't go berserk. In fact, he nearly matched Genm at Level X, and Genm was almost defeated by Snipe's finisher if not for his immortality.

Snipe gains the following part from Hunter Gamer:

  • SN Head-HU-STG 5 (SNヘッド-HU-STG5, SN Heddo-HU-STG5) - Kamen Rider Snipe Hunter Shooting Gamer Level 5 head.
    • Horn Drago Helm (ホーンドラゴヘルム, Hōn Dorago Herumu) - Helmet shaped like the dragon equipment from Drago Knight Hunter Z. The horn can be used offensively and it'll inject a Bugster removal program to do more damage.
    • Search Drag Eye (サーチドラゴアイ, Sāchi Dorago Ai) - The "eyes" on the Horn Drago Helm. They can sense motion and display it on the radar of the internal monitor. It can control the Whip Drago Tail (ウィップドラゴテイル, Wippu Dorago Teiru) attached to the back and can automatically detect enemies hidden in the blindspots.
    • Drago Knight Fang (ドラゴナイトファング, Dorago Naito Fangu) - The "mouth" of the Horn Drago Helm. The sharp fangs and strong jaw can easily crush enemies. It can also shoot out flames to burn enemies.
  • Chest Dragon Mail (チェストドラゴメイル, Chesuto Dorago Meiru) - The chestplate. It can absorb physical damage to protect the chest. It has a function to repair itself if damage to prevent a decrease in defense.
  • Gail Drago Wings (ゲイルドラゴウィング, Geiru Dorago Wingu) - Wings attached to the armor's back. They can act as a shield and also allow for a flight for a short amount of time.
  • Shoulder Dragon Armor (ショルドドラゴアーマー, Shorudo Dorago Āma) - The shoulder armor. They can absorb physical damage to protect the shoulders. Electromagnetic devices are built inside to increase the power of the Drago Knight Blade and Drago Knight Gun.
  • Drago Knight Blade (ドラゴナイトブレード, Dorago Naito Burēdo) - An electromagnetic blade mounted on the right arm. It can destroy Bugster Viruses with its slashes.
  • Drago Knight Gun (ドラゴナイトガン, Dorago Naito Gan) - An electromagnetic cannon mounted on the left arm. It can destroy Bugster Viruses with a compressed metal shot at high speed.
  • Leg Drago Armor (レッグドラゴアーマー, Reggu Dorago Āmā) - The leg armors. It can absorb physical damage to protect the legs. It has an air injection device to reduce weight and increase movement speed.
  • Mech Drago Guard (メックドラゴガード, Mekku Dorago Gādo) - Silver parts of the armor. They become more durable by changing the structure of parts according to the damage received. They rewrite the Gain Riser and dramatically raise attack and defense.

This form's finisher is the Drago Knight Critical Strike (ドラゴナイトクリティカルストライク, Dorago Naito Kuritikaru Sutoraiku): Snipe combines three energy attacks into one.

Appearances: Ex-Aid Episodes 16, 18, Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen





Shooting Gamer Level 1 (Proto)

Shooting Gamer Level 1 (Proto)

"Gashat! Let's game! Metcha game! Mutcha game! What's your name? I'm a Kamen Rider!"
―Transformation Announcement[src]

Shooting Gamer Level 1 (Proto) (シューティングゲーマーレベル1 (プロト), Shūtingu Gēmā Reberu Wan (Puroto)), or simply Kamen Rider Proto Snipe (仮面ライダープロトスナイプ, Kamen Raidā Puroto Sunaipu), is Snipe's prototype default super deformed form, activated by inserting the Proto Bang Bang Shooting Gashat into the Gamer Driver. This form is used to battle a Bugster-infected human and is the only way to extract the monster from the host.

Compared to the normal Level 1 Snipe, this form's head is completely black.

Appearances: Ex-Aid Episode 6 (flashback), Snipe: Episode ZERO Episodes 2-3




Simulation Gamer Level 50

Simulation Gamer Level 50

"Gachan! Dual Up! Scramble da! Shutsugeki hasshin! Bang Bang Simulations! Hasshin!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[11][12]

  • Height: 200.0 cm
  • Weight: 160.4 kg

Ability Perimeters:[11][12]

  • Punching power: 60.6 t
  • Kicking power: 70.7 t
  • Maximum jump height: 53.0 m
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m per 2.3 seconds

Simulation Gamer Level 50 (シミュレーションゲーマーレベル50, Shimyurēshon Gēmā Reberu Fifuti) is Snipe's final form, accessed by using the Bang Bang Simulations side of the Gashat Gear Dual β in the Gamer Driver. In this form, the Simulation Gamer fuses with Snipe, becoming part of his armor.

In this form, just like Brave, Snipe's stats also skyrocket to be even more powerful than Para-DX, a Rider that is on the same Level as him in his form, though he loses in jumping height by both of Para-DX's forms and punching power by Para-DX Fighter Gamer Level 50.

When compared with Brave's Level 50, Snipe loses in every stat, and currently, out of all the Riders who can access Level 50, he is the slowest out of the three.

When Taiga first used this form after the Simulation Gamer fuses with him, it caused several electric cracks, causing him to be extremely uncomfortable. However, he is able to easily overcome the pain and let the cracks disappear, returning to normal conditions.

Also, unlike Hiiro who has a massive strain on his body after using his Level 50 Form, Taiga did not have any negative effects on his body after using his, even though his highest Level at that time was Level 5, which is the same condition as the former. This is due to the fact that not only is Taiga a more experienced fighter than Hiiro, but he also had dealt with recovering from the side effects of the Proto Gashats before.

In this form, Snipe gains the following parts from Simulations Gamer:

  • SN Head-SL 50 (SNヘッド-SLG50, SN Heddo-SLG50) - Kamen Rider Snipe Simulations Gamer Level 50 head.
    • Commander Guard Cap (コマンダーガードキャップ, Komandā Gādo Kyappu) - Additional armor on Snipe's head. Its shape is based on the player character of Bang Bang Simulations, and it protects the head from damage while strengthening the sensors in the head.
    • Shooter Emblem (シューターエンブレム, Shūtā Enburemu) - The emblem on Snipe's head. It can read the intention of the rider and allow him to freely control the artillery units on the shoulders. There is also a function to create a battle simulation to create better tactics based on the situation.
  • Battleship Armor (バトルシップアーマー, Batorushippu Āmā) - The chest armor. There is a device called the "Enhance Gear Beta (エンハンスギアベータ, Enhansu Gia Bēta)" to release the limits on all the suit's functions to forcibly bring out greater power at the cost of straining the user.
  • Scramble Gun Units (スクランブルガンユニット, Sukuranburu Gan 'Yunitto) - The turrets mounted on Kamen Rider Snipe Simulations Gamer's shoulders. They can launch special bullets, missiles, and torpedoes. The are also equipped with flight boosters and an automatic interceptor system. The four artillery units can surround the enemy and execute a heavy bombardment.
  • Overblast Cannons (オーバーブラストキャノン, Ōbāburasuto Kyanon) - The guns attached to Kamen Rider Snipe Simulations Gamer's hands. They are high-powered, long-range guns that can fire continuously. Snipe can also connect the 2 units to fire out a charged shot. The deck section is coated with a blast-resistant coating that can withstand the damage of 2 rider gauges.

This form's finisher is the Bang Bang Critical Fire (バンバンクリティカルファイヤー, Ban Ban Kuritikaru Faiyā): This finisher has three variations:

  • Rider Kick: Snipe delivers a powerful kick at the enemy in a bright blue flash.
  • Rider Shooting
    • Snipe aims all the weapons on his armor at the enemy and targets the enemy's weak points, before shooting several powerful bullets at the enemy in a bright blue flash.
    • Snipe combines his arm cannons together into one piece that resembles a battleship and charges them with blue energy, before shooting a powerful fireball at the enemy.

Appearances: Ex-Aid Episodes 20-23, Kamen Sentai Gorider Episode 3, Ex-Aid 24, 26-29, 32, 35-37, 40-41, 43-45, True Ending, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FINAL: Build & Ex-Aid with Legend Riders




Xevious Shooting Gamer

Xevious Shooting Gamer.

"Gachan! Level Up! Ba-Ba-Bang! Bang-Ba-Bang! (Yow!) Bang Bang Shooting! A Gacha! Gan gan gekitsui da! Gust Notch! Gust Notch! Bang Bang high score! Xe-vi-ou-s!"
―Transformation Announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[13]

  • Height: 201.5 cm
  • Weight: 129.0 kg

Ability Perimeters:[13]

  • Punching power: 76.5 t
  • Kicking power: 76.5 t
  • Maximum jump height: 76.5 m
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m per 0.765 seconds

Xevious Shooting Gamer (ゼビウスシューティングゲーマー, Zebiusu Shūtingu Gēmā) is Snipe's special form themed after the combat aircraft from the game Xevious, accessed by inserting the Xevious Gashat along with the Bang Bang Shooting Gashat into the Gamer Driver and pulling the lever. In this form, the Xevious Gamer fuses with Snipe, becoming part of his armor.

This form is a recolor of Combat Shooting Gamer Level 3, with a slightly different chest armor, which could shoot several beam bullets for additional damage.

In this form, Snipe gains the following parts from Xevious Gamer:

  • SN Head-XEV-STG (SNヘッド-XEV-STG, SN Heddo-XEV-STG) - Kamen Rider Snipe Xevious Shooting Gamer Head.
    • Gust Notch Visor (ガスト・ノッチバイザー, Gasuto Notchi Baizā) - Face visor of Kamen Rider Snipe Xevious Shooting Gamer. It displays information such as targeting reticule, radar maps, altitude, and speed and is coated with a blast-resistant coating.
    • Air Mask Guard (エアマスクガード, Ea Masuku Gādo) - Kamen Rider Snipe's face mask. It is an air intake system that adjusts pressure to reduce the strain on the body caused by intense air combat.
  • Il Doct Armor (イル・ドークトアーマー, Iru Dōkuto Āmā) - The white and blue part of the chest armor. By reproducing the Il Doct Solvalou's armor, Snipe gains defensive power that cannot be penetrated by Earthly weapons. There is also an emergency teleport function.
  • Raid Solvalou (レイドソルバルウ, Reido Sorubarū) - The "cockpit" of the chest armor. It rewrites the Gain Riser and dramatically raises attack. It is equipped with the Spario Bullet Blaster (スパリオ弾ブラスター, Supario-dan Burasutā) and can destroy enemies on the ground quickly.
  • Thrust Streamers (スラストリーマー, Surasutorīmā) - Kamen Rider Snipe Combat Shooting Gamer's shoulder armor. It is a propulsion device that performs altitude control using air-propellant during flight. When at full power, it can reach a maximum speed of 2200km/h in a few seconds.
  • Solval Wing (エアフォースウィンガー, Sorubaru Wingu) - A flight unit on Kamen Rider Snipe Xevious Shooting Gamer's back. It is based on a special substance called “Il Doct” that accumulates, amplifies and radiates superpowers, and can reproduce flight behavior equivalent to Solvalou.
  • Gatling Zappers (ガトリングザッパー, Gatoringu Zappā) - Kamen Rider Snipe Xevious Shooting Gamer's gatling guns. It produces Spario Bullets (スパリオ弾, Supario-dan) that can destroy Xevious's weapons and fires at high speeds. The maximum firing speed is 7,650 shots per minute and can mow down waves of enemies in a short time.


This form's finisher is the Xevious Critical Strike (ゼビウスクリティカルストライク, Zebiasu Kuritikaru Sutoraiku): Snipe bombards the enemy using the Xevious Gatling gun and beam bullets from his chest armor.

This form is exclusive to Kamen Rider Ex-Aid "Tricks": Kamen Rider Genm "Legend Gamer Stage".




These Forms are exclusive to Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbarizing.

Proto Combat Shooting Gamer Level 0

Proto Combat Shooting Gamer Level 0

"Gachan! Level Up! Ba-Bang-Bang! Bang-Ba-Bang! Yow! Bang Bang Shooting! A Gacha! Buttobi! Jet! To the Sky! Fly! High! Sky! Jet Comba~t!"
―Transformation Announcement[src]

Proto Combat Shooting Gamer Level 0 (プロトコンバットシューティングゲーマーレベル0, Puroto Konbatto Gēmā Reberu Zero) is Snipe's upgraded form accessed by inserting Proto Jet Combat Gashat along with the Bang Bang Shooting Gashat into the Gamer Driver and pulling the lever. In this form, a prototype of the Combat Gamer fuses with Snipe, becoming part of his armor. His chest is covered by the Raid Cockpit and Guard Aero Nose, which rewrite the Gain Riser program to dramatically increase his attack and defense powers, while his shoulders are protected by the Surastrimers, propulsion devices allowing sharp accelerating, rapid turning, attitude control, etc. When accelerating with maximum output, it can reach the maximum speed of 2,200 km/h in just a few seconds

He is equipped with the Air Force Wingers (エアフォースウィンガー, Ea Fōsuwingā) on his back, which allows him to move freely in the air. The base of the wings is a weapon container, which can be used to fire small missiles, chaff, signal bullets, etc. He is armed with a pair of Gatling Combats (ガトリングコンバット, Gatoringu Konbatto) on his sides.


Proto Hunter Shooting Gamer Level 0 (Dragon Gun)

Proto Hunter Shooting Gamer Level 0 (Dragon Gun)

"Gachan! Level Up! Ba-Ba-Bang! Bang-Ba-Bang! (Yow!) Bang Bang Shooting! A Gacha! Do-Do-Do-Do-Do! Kokuryūken! Dra-! Dra-! Drago Knight Hunter! Z!"
―Transformation Announcement[src]

Proto Hunter Shooting Gamer Level 0 (Dragon Gun) (プロトハンターシューティングゲーマーレベル0 (ドラゴンガン), Puroto Hantā Shūtingu Gēmā Reberu Zero (Doragon Gan)) is Snipe's upgraded form accessed by inserting the Proto Drago Knight Hunter Z Gashat along with the Bang Bang Shooting Gashat into the Gamer Driver and pulling the lever.

This form is acquired when all four doctor Riders (Ex-Aid, Brave, Snipe, and Lazer) use the Proto Drago Knight Hunter Z Gashat together by digitally multiplying it. In this form, Snipe is equipped with One Shoulder Drago Armor, Leg Drago Armor and Dragon Gun on Snipe's left side. In this form, Snipe's stats are the same with the other doctor Riders (due to the Co-op nature of the hame), As a result, they're equally matched with each other.

This form's finisher is the Drago Knight Critical Strike (ドラゴナイトクリティカルストライク, Dorago Naito Kuritikaru Sutoraiku): Snipe along with the other doctor Riders deliver consecutive energy attacks to enemy (In Snipes case, he shoots Yellow Lightning-like Energy streams from the Dragon Gun), effectively destroying said enemy.





Shooting Gamer Level 2 (Proto)

Shooting Gamer Level 2 (Proto)

"Gachan! Level Up! Ba-Bang-Bang! Bang-Ba-Bang! Bang Bang Bang Bang Shooting!"
―Prototype transformation announcement[src]
  • Height: 199.5 cm
  • Weight: 98.5 kg

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 6.6 t
  • Kicking power: 11.9 t
  • Maximum jump height: 37.9 m
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m per 3.7 seconds

Shooting Gamer Level 2 (Proto) (シューティングゲーマーレベル2 (プロト), Shūtingu Gēmā Reberu Tsū (Puroto)) is Snipe's prototype primary sniper form, activated by inserting the Proto Bang Bang Shooting Gashat and pulling the lever on the Gamer Driver. This form is based on FPS (first-person shooter) games.

Compared to Ex-Aid, Brave, and Genm, Snipe's Level 2 form has balanced Ability Perimeters.

This form has three finishers:

  • Kimewaza Slot Holder finisher:
    • Bang Bang Critical Strike (バンバンクリティカルストライク, Ban Ban Kuritikaru Sutoraiku): Snipe performs a series of kicks at the enemy.
  • Gashacon Magnum finisher:
    • Bang Bang Critical Finish (バンバンクリティカルフィニッシュ, Ban Ban Kuritikaru Finisshu)
      • Handgun:
      • Rifle: Snipe delivers a powerful energy blast to the enemy. This attack is also capable of attacking an invisible enemy.
    • Jet Critical Finish (ジェットクリティカルフィニッシュ, Jetto Kuritikaru Finisshu)
      • Handgun: Snipe deliver a bullet that resembles a target for shooting that impales the enemy at jet-like speed.
      • Rifle:

Appearances:




These forms are exclusively available to be simulated with Snipe in the Level UP Rider Series toyline.

Robot Shooting Gamer Level 3

"Gachan! Level Up! Ba-Ba-Bang! Bang-Ba-Bang! (Yow!) Bang Bang Shooting! A Gacha! Buttobase! Totsugeki! Gekitotsu Punch! Gekitotsu Robots!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Robot Shooting Gamer Level 3 (ロボットシューティングゲーマーレベル3, Robotto Shūtingu Gēma Reberu Surī) is Snipe's upgraded form, accessed by inserting the Gekitotsu Robots Gashat along with the Bang Bang Shooting Gashat into the Gamer Driver and pulling the lever.


Beat Shooting Gamer Level 3

"Gachan! Level Up! Ba-Ba-Bang! Bang-Ba-Bang! (Yow!) Bang Bang Shooting! A Gacha! Do-Do-DoReMiFa-So-La-Ti-Do! (Yeah x2) OK! DoReMiFa (This is the Beat they ask for) Bea~t~! (To the Beat x2) (Upbeat Pop Music followed by Music Disc scratching)"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Beat Shooting Gamer Level 3 (ビートシューティングゲーマーレベル3, Bīto Shūtingu Gēma Reberu Surī) is Snipe's upgraded form, accessed by inserting the DoReMiFa Beat Gashat along with the Bang Bang Shooting Gashat into the Gamer Driver and pulling the lever.


Sports Shooting Gamer Level 3

"Gachan! Level Up! Ba-Ba-Bang! Bang-Ba-Bang! (Yow!) Bang Bang Shooting! A Gacha! Shakariki! Shakariki! Bad Bad! Shaka to Riki to Shakariki Sports! (Upbeat Rock Song and Drum Bang)"
―Transformation announcement[src]
Sports Shooting Gamer Level 3 (スポーツシューティングゲーマーレベル3, Supōtsu Shūtingu Gēma Reberu Surī) is Snipe's upgraded form, accessed by inserting the Shakariki Sports Gashat along with the Bang Bang Shooting Gashat into the Gamer Driver and pulling the lever.





Chronicle Gamer

Chronicle Gamer (Gamer Driver)

"Gachan! Level Up! Rider Chronicle! A Gacha! Ten wo tsukame Rider! Kizame chronicle! Ima koso toki wa kiwamareri!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[14][15]

  • Height: 205.0 cm
  • Weight: 101.0 kg

Ability Perimeters:[14][15]

  • Punching power: 110.0 t
  • Kicking power: 120.7 t
  • Maximum jump height: 96.0 m
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 0.96 seconds

Chronicle Gamer (クロニクルゲーマー, Kuronikuru Gēmā) is the default form of Kamen Rider Cronus, accessed by inserting two Kamen Rider Chronicle Gashats into the Gamer Driver and pulling the lever. The Gashat in the first slot is required to enter the last boss stage, while the second slot requires the Gashat of a Ride-Player that has cleared all prior bosses (in this case Nico's).

In this version of Cronus, despite having a Driver change and having an extra Kamen Rider Chronicle Gashat in the Gamer Driver's second slot, the stats do not change from the original version.

The power of Kamen Rider Cronus was originally meant to be awarded to whoever could progress through Kamen Rider Chronicle all the way to Gamedeus, due to its power being the only thing that can stop him.

Despite Kuroto Dan's original intention for the power of Kamen Rider Cronus to only be given to those who have specifically developed the perfect Bugster antibody, which should have taken a decade, Taiga is able to access this form through the same training which allowed him to endure the effects of powerful Gashats, such as his Gashat Gear Dual β's Level 50.

Due to the original Cronus fusing with Gamedeus, Taiga decided to become the second Cronus to defeat Gamedeus Cronus. As this version of Cronus is accessed via the Gamer Driver, Cronus can summon any of the Gashacon Weapons at his disposal, besides the two Gashacon Bugvisors. However, while this version of Cronus also comes with time manipulation equipment, he doesn't have the Buggle Driver II to activate it.

Kamen Rider Cronus has the following parts:

  • CR head-CHR (CRヘッド-CHR, CR Heddo-CHR) - Kamen Rider Cronus Chronicle Gamer Head.
    • Eye Light Scope (アイライトスコープ, Ai Raito Sukōpu) - Kamen Rider Cronus's "eyes". It can emit light for night battles and can also capture images comparable to a high- speed camera. It can also observe the microscopic Bugster Virus.
    • Blade Crown (ブレードクラウン, Burēdo Kuraun) - Kamen Rider Cronus's horns. They can capture and identify motion and set tracking markers automatically. The radar on the internal monitor shows the positions of enemies, allies and energy items.
    • Master Ride Hair (マスターライドヘアー, Masutā Raido Heā) - Kamen Rider Cronus's "hair". It is coated with a blast-resistant coating.
    • Dynamic Goggles (ダイナミックゴーグル, Dainamikku Gōguru) - Kamen Rider Cronus's goggles. It protects the visual sensors from shocks and dirt and is coated with a blast-resistant coating.
    • Sender Ear (センダーイヤー, Sendā Iyā) - Kamen Rider Cronus's hearing sensors. It filters surrounding noise so Ex-Aid only hears the necessary sounds. There is also a communication function for private conversations with specific parties.
    • Air Fresh Guard (エアフレッシュガード, Ea Furesshu Gādo) - An intake system within the helmet that filters out harmful substances in the air. It also regulates the suit's temperature and allows to breathe underwater.
  • Life Guard (ライブガード, Raifu Gādo) - Kamen Rider Cronus's chest armor. It disperses damage throughout the body to protect the chest.
  • X Controller (エクスコントローラー, Ekusu Kontorōrā) - Management module on the chest. It transitions to debug mode and systems control when activating the special attack.
  • Sanctions Effector (サンクションズエフェクター, Sankushonzu Efekutā) - A device within the chestplate. A system called Time Executor (タイムエグゼキューター, Taimu Eguzekyūtā) allows Cronus to control the passage of time within the game area. As Taiga does not have a Buggle Driver II, he cannot use Cronus's pause and reset abilities.
  • Chrono Gear Suit (クロノギアスーツ, Kurono Gia Sūtsu) - Kamen Rider Cronus's bodysuit. It uses the Bugster Virus to increase the rider's physical capability. The agility focused adjustments increase the rider's reaction time and the rider's skills will be reflected as attack power.
  • Chrono Shoulder (クロノショルダー, Kurono Shorudā) - Kamen Rider Cronus's shoulder armor. It isolates itself from the surrounding space allowing Cronus to freely move in stopped time.
  • CR Arm (CRアーム, CR Āmu) - Kamen Rider Cronus's arms. It has a function called Gain Over Riser (ゲインオーバライザー, Gein Ōba Raizā) that increases combat capabilities based on the rider's level and combat experience. The arms allow for quick responses for complicated attacks.
  • Saver Glove (セイヴァーグローブ, Seivā Gurōbu) - Kamen Rider Cronus's gloves. It coordinates with the Gashacon weapons to optimize attacks. Its attack power is increased by 5% with each successful hit.
  • CR Leg (CRレッグ, CR Reggu) - Kamen Rider Cronus's legs. It has a function called Gain Over Riser (ゲインオーバライザー, Gein Ōba Raizā) that increases combat capabilities based on the rider's level and combat experience. Their high running speed allows the rider to attack quickly.
  • Saver Shoes (セイヴァーシューズ, Seivā Shūzu) - Kamen Rider Cronus's shoes. It enables acrobatic movement such as airborne flight, adjustment of drop timing, and two-step jumps. Its attack power is increased by 5% with each successful hit.
  • Hundred Guard (ハンドレッドガード, Handoreddo Gādo) - Kamen Rider Cronus's black and green guard pieces. It is coated with a blast-resistant coating and can withstand attacks of 100t or less.

Appearances: Ex-Aid Episode 43, Kamen Rider Ex-Aid: Final Stage


Chronicle Gamer

Chronicle Gamer (Buggle Driver II)

"Buggle Up! Ten wo tsukame Rider! (Wow!) Kizame Chronicle! Ima koso toki wa kiwamareri! (Wow!)"
―transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[16][17]

  • Height: 205.0 cm
  • Weight: 101.0 kg

Ability Perimeters:[16][17]

  • Punching power: 110.0 t
  • Kicking power: 120.7 t
  • Maximum jump height: 96.0 m
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 0.96 seconds

Chronicle Gamer (クロニクルゲーマー, Kuronikuru Gēmā) is the default form of Kamen Rider Cronus, activated by pressing the Bugvisor II's A Button, inserting the Kamen Rider Chronicle Gashat into the Buggle Driver II, and pressing the small red button next to the Gashat slot.

Taiga would later transform into Cronus again, this time using a Buggle Driver II taken from Asuna instead of a Gamer Driver, in order to fight a revived Lovelica Bugster. He retains the ability to summon and use any one of the Gashacon Weapons.

With the Buggle Driver II, Taiga now gains the ability to stop time. Though a brief example, he also can cancel out some effects from Bugsters, such as removing Lovelica's brainwashing from a revived Saki.

Though possessing tremendous power, Taiga's antibodies are still not strong enough to withstand the strain of using the Buggle Driver, causing him to become unable to move and forcing him out of transformation.

Kamen Rider Cronus has the following parts:

  • CR head-CHR (CRヘッド-CHR, CR Heddo-CHR) - Kamen Rider Cronus Chronicle Gamer Head.
    • Eye Light Scope (アイライトスコープ, Ai Raito Sukōpu) - Kamen Rider Cronus's "eyes". It can emit light for night battles and can also capture images comparable to a high- speed camera. It can also observe the microscopic Bugster Virus.
    • Chrono Blade Crown (クロノブレードクラウン, Kurono Burēdo Kuraun) - Kamen Rider Cronus's horns. They can capture and identify motion and set tracking markers automatically. The radar on the internal monitor shows the positions of enemies, allies and energy items.
    • Master Ride Hair (マスターライドヘアー, Masutā Raido Heā) - Kamen Rider Cronus's "hair". It is coated with a blast-resistant coating.
    • Dynamic Goggles (ダイナミックゴーグル, Dainamikku Gōguru) - Kamen Rider Cronus's goggles. It protects the visual sensors from shocks and dirt and is coated with a blast-resistant coating.
    • Sender Ear (センダーイヤー, Sendā Iyā) - Kamen Rider Cronus's hearing sensors. It filters surrounding noise so Ex-Aid only hears the necessary sounds. There is also a communication function for private conversations with specific parties.
    • Air Fresh Guard (エアフレッシュガード, Ea Furesshu Gādo) - An intake system within the helmet that filters out harmful substances in the air. It also regulates the suit's temperature and allows to breathe underwater.
  • Long Life Guard (ロングライフガード, Rongu Raifu Gādo) - Kamen Rider Cronus's chest armor. It disperses damage throughout the body to protect the chest. It becomes more protective with the passage of time.
  • X Controller (エクスコントローラー, Ekusu Kontorōrā) - Management module on the chest. It transitions to debug mode and systems control when activating the special attack.
  • Sanctions Effector (サンクションズエフェクター, Sankushonzu Efekutā) - A device within the chestplate. A system called Time Executor (タイムエグゼキューター, Taimu Eguzekyūtā) allows Cronus to control the passage of time within the game area. Its operation is linked with the buttons of the Buggle Driver II.
  • Chrono Gear Suit (クロノギアスーツ, Kurono Gia Sūtsu) - Kamen Rider Cronus's bodysuit. It uses the Bugster Virus to increase the rider's physical capability. The agility focused adjustments increase the rider's reaction time and the rider's skills will be reflected as attack power.
  • Chrono Blade Shoulder (クロノブレードショルダー, Kurono Burēdo Shorudā) - Kamen Rider Cronus's shoulder armor. It isolates itself from the surrounding space allowing Cronus to freely move in stopped time.
  • CR Master Arm (CRマスターアーム, CR Masutā Āmu) - Kamen Rider Cronus's arms. It has a function called Gain Over Riser (ゲインオーバライザー, Gein Ōba Raizā) that increases combat capabilities based on the rider's level and combat experience. The arms allow for quick responses for complicated attacks.
  • Saver Fight Glove (セイヴァーファイトグローブ, Seivā Faito Gurōbu) - Kamen Rider Cronus's gloves. It coordinates with the Gashacon weapons to optimize attacks. Its attack power is increased by 10% with each successful hit.
  • CR Master Leg (CRマスターレッグ, CR Masutā Reggu) - Kamen Rider Cronus's legs. It has a function called Gain Over Riser (ゲインオーバライザー, Gein Ōba Raizā) that increases combat capabilities based on the rider's level and combat experience. Their high running speed allows the rider to attack quickly.
  • Saver Fight Shoes (セイヴァーファイトシューズ, Seivā Faito Shūzu) - Kamen Rider Cronus's shoes. It enables acrobatic movement such as airborne flight, adjustment of drop timing, and two-step jumps. Its attack power is increased by 10% with each successful hit.
  • Mech Hundred Guard (メックハンドレッドガード, Mekku Handoreddo Gādo) - Kamen Rider Cronus's black and green guard pieces. It is coated with a blast-resistant coating and can withstand attacks of 100t or less.

This form finisher is Critical Crews-Aid (クリティカルクルセイド, Kuritikaru Kuruseido): Taiga strikes his target with an energized, reverse roundhouse kick. While in action, a holographic clockwork appears beneath Taiga's feet, with the clock hands moving in a synchronized manner with his counter-clockwise kick.

This form is exclusive to Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Trilogy: Another Ending: "Kamen Rider Brave & Snipe".


Equipment

Devices

Weapons

Legend Rider Devices

Bang Bang Shooting Gashat (Memorial Finish Ver.)

A special Bang Bang Shooting Rider Gashat (Memorial Finish Ver.) (バンバンシューティングガシャット (メモリアルフィニッシユVer.), Ban Ban Shūtingu Gashatto Memoriaru Finisshu Ver.) was released in 2017.


"(Digital beeping) Snipe!"
―Activation announcement[src]

"The shooting Rider who never misses is... Snipe! (百発百中のシューティングライダーは…スナイプだ!, Hyappatsu hyakuchū no shūtingu Raidā wa... Sunaipu da!)"
―Secondary activation announcement[src]

"(Right-hand Ridewatch's announcement)! Armor Time! (Upbeat jazz music) Level Up! Snipe!"
―Transformation announcement in the Ziku-Driver's left-hand slot[src]

"Finish Time! Critical Time (Break/Burst/Jack)!"
―Finisher announcement in left-hand slot[src]

Snipe Ridewatch (スナイプライドウォッチ, Sunaipu Raidowotchi): Based on Kamen Rider Snipe Shooting Gamer Level 2, this Ridewatch would provide access to the SnipeArmor. It is dated 2016.


"(Digital beeping) Simulation Gamer!"
―Activation announcement[src]

"The battleship-wearing admiral! Snipe Simulation Gamer! (戦艦をまといし提督!スナイプシミュレーションゲーマー!, Senkan wo matoishi teitoku! Sunaipu Shimyurēshon Gēmā)"
―Secondary activation announcement[src]

"Armor Time! I ready for battleship! Dual Up! Simulation!"
―Armor Time announcement[src]

"Finish Time! Bang Bang Time (Break/Burst/Jack)!"
―Finisher announcement[src]

Snipe Simulation Gamer Ridewatch (スナイプシミュレーションゲーマーライドウォッチ, Sunaipu Shimyurēshon Gēmā Raidowotchi): Based on Kamen Rider Snipe Simulation Gamer Level 50, this Ridewatch would provide access to the SnipeSimulationGamerArmor. It is dated 2016.



Relationships

Allies

  • Seito University Hospital
    • Emu Hojo: He and Emu developed a seemingly hostile rivalry. Taiga sees Emu as a tick, although he usually calls Emu as either the Genius Gamer or Ex-Aid. Emu, in return, didn't like Taiga either, since Taiga stole his Gashats twice. After Kiriya's death at the hands of Kuroto, Taiga got the evidence Kiriya left behind such as Emu's secret related to his special past surgery by Kyotaro where both Kuroto and his father were involved in and found out who Emu exactly is. Taiga also shows some respect to Emu after he tries to save Nico.
    • Asuna Karino/Poppy Pipopapo: Asuna fears Taiga because of his brash yet calculative demeanor. Taiga is usually apathetic towards her in return.
    • Hiiro Kagami: Hiiro holds a grudge against him since he is the man responsible for Saki's death, who is Hiiro's girlfriend. Taiga, in return also hates Hiiro, often provoking him if necessary. Later on, Taiga reminds Hiiro that he might end up becoming a broken and disgraced man like him if he's not careful with his ego. Take Off Against the Direction of the Wind! Upon Masamune Dan being revealed to be an evil mastermind behind entire events all this time and being another Patient Zero besides Emu as a time manipulating Kamen Rider Cronus, when he able to steal the Proto Gashats which contains the Bugsters' former hosts including Saki as his hostages, Taiga fears that Hiiro will fall into Masamune's blackmailing tricks, which became true. Company Reform! After Taiga was badly injured by Graphite, Hiiro decides to save him instead of killing him to save Saki. Taiga and Hiiro finally was able to forgive each other and became comrades.
    • Kiriya Kujo: Taiga didn't really like Kiriya, although he's a bit surprised about Kiriya's compatibility with the Gamer Driver. Kiriya usually pays him no heed in return. After Kiriya's death at the hands of Kuroto, Taiga continues the investigation of the information Kiriya left behind, regarding Emu's special past surgery performed by Kyotaro where Kuroto and his father Masamune were involved in.
  • Nico Saiba: Nico wants to attract Taiga's attention so he can defeat the Genius Gamer M, but Taiga sees her as no more than an annoyance. However, as time passes, Taiga shows some sort of care to her, despite covering it with his arrogant persona, Nico ultimately does the same to him in return. After his fight with Lovelica, Taiga finally admits that Nico's presence is what made him happy and that he wants her to not leave his side ever again while promising that he will cure her Game Illness no matter how many times it will take, which Nico happily complies. Taiga also goes as far as to challenge Masamune by transforming into Cronus to save Nico. After the Kamen Rider Chronicle incident was over, Nico became Taiga's apprentice, much to Taiga's initial chagrin. It's also been implied by Lovelica Bugster, such as in Another Ending: Brave & Snipe, that they might have some kind of romantic affection for each other.
  • Genm Corp.
    • Kuroto Dan: Taiga often provokes Dan if necessary, although he's still oblivious about the fact that Dan is actually Genm, until Dan revealed himself to Taiga and three other doctor Riders once he got all battle data he needed, as Taiga and the other Riders are too late to notice and stop this scheme. In the past, Kuroto used Taiga and Jiro as his guinea pigs, most occasionally when Taiga used a Proto Gashat that he provided on just to gather battle data for Kamen Rider Chronicle. Because of this, Taiga's life was almost ruined that led him into the unlicensed doctor as he is now. However, these events granted Taiga some tricks and knowledge on how to resist the upcoming negative side-effects of the future Gashats quickly, such as when using his Level 50 form with the Gashat Gear Dual β.
  • Saki Momose: One of Taiga's patients that he feels guilty for and Hiiro blames him for her "death" when Graphite was born. However, realizing Saki was actually stored as data, there proves to be a second chance for Taiga to make amends.

Enemies

  • Graphite: Taiga sees Graphite as his number one nemesis, mainly because of the fact that he lost his doctor license. Taiga is always enraged whenever he confronts Graphite, and always tries to eliminate him at all costs, although Graphite always defeats him single-handedly. It was only by working together with the other Riders did he finally succeed in his revenge on Graphite, though he didn't want to admit it. During the Kamen Rider Chronicle crisis, he is shocked to learn that Graphite, being a fully-manifested Bugster, can be revived anytime, even after the latter's physical body being destroyed without having his Bugster virus debris absorbed into the Gashacon Bugvisor before. Graphite then challenges him to clear Kamen Rider Chronicle in order to be the same level as him now, and fight him one on one, which made Taiga swear to be the one to clear the game while hiding the truth from Hiiro that Graphite had revived.
  • Genm Corp.
  • Lovelica: Lovelica irrated Taiga of his game, but took advantage against him for Nico's sake.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Taiga Hanaya is portrayed by Ukyo Matsumoto (松本 享恭, Matsumoto Ukyō). As Kamen Rider Snipe, his suit actor is Satoshi Fujita (藤田 慧, Fujita Satoshi) in Level 1 and Eitoku (永徳), best known for his stint as a majority of secondary Heisei Riders up to Baron, in Level 2.[18] His suit actor as Kamen Rider Cronus is Yuya Nawata (縄田 雄哉, Nawata Yūya), who is also the suit actor for Kamen Rider Genm.

Etymology

  • The name "Snipe" reflects his associated shooting game motif and his performance when he was a radiologist, being able to focus and target certain infections.

Notes

  • According to actor, Ukyo Matsumoto, the character's original name was going to be Taiga Barado (茨戸大我, Barado Taiga), but the surname was changed due to sounding too similar with Parado's.[19]
  • Snipe has the letters STG on his helmet, this is a reference to an abbreviated term for Shoot em' up games aka Shmups. This also alludes to Combat Shooting Gamer Level 3 as it is themed after airplanes/ships from air/space combat shoot 'em ups.
  • Taiga's helmet having one eye covered by default represents eye dominance during shooting. Conversely, his Level 3 form has the eye cover flipped upwards.
  • Fans have noted that Taiga's white highlights in his hair resembles that of Black Jack, a famous fictional doctor from a manga of the same name written by Osamu Tezuka. Much like that character, Taiga is a doctor who had his license revoked. Although the staff of Ex-Aid had acknowledged the similarities, they stated that it was coincidental.[20]

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  • In his civilian clothes, a tiger (タイガー, Taigā) with a flower (, Hana) paint can be seen.
    • In Ganbarizing, during the activation sequence of the Gag Energy Item, Ex-Aid tells Snipe a joke about the can use Night of Safari Gashat, due to Snipe was really a 'tiger'.
  • The way he twirls his Gashat also invokes the gunspinning tradition seen in TV and film, where a gunslinger twirls his gun before inserting it into the gun holster. Further reference to his use of guns is his quirk of pointing his Gashats at an enemy like a gun before pressing the trigger to activate it to transform.
  • Taiga's Levels are all allusions to different branches of the military. Army (Bang Bang Shooting), Air Force (Jet Combat), and Navy (Bang Bang Simulations).
  • In Episode 20, Taiga is revealed to have a fear of ghosts.

Appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "TV Asahi's stats for Snipe Shooting Gamer Level 1". https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/ex-aid/rider/snipe_shootinggamer_level1/000.html. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Kamen Rider Official's page for Snipe Shooting Gamer Level 1". https://www.kamen-rider-official.com/zukan/form/110. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "TV Asahi's stats for Snipe Shooting Gamer Level 2". https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/ex-aid/rider/snipe_shootinggamer_level2/000.html. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Kamen Rider Official's page for Snipe Shooting Gamer Level 2". https://www.kamen-rider-official.com/zukan/form/111. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "TV Asahi's stats for Snipe Combat Shooting Gamer Level 3". https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/ex-aid/rider/snipe_combatshootinggamer_level3/000.html. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Kamen Rider Official's page for Snipe Combat Shooting Gamer Level 3". https://www.kamen-rider-official.com/zukan/form/112. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "TV Asahi's stats for Brave Hunter Shooting Gamer Level 5 Dragon Gun". https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/ex-aid/rider/snipe_huntershootinggamer_level5_dragongun/000.html. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Kamen Rider Official's page for Snipe Hunter Shooting Gamer Level 5 Dragon Gun". https://www.kamen-rider-official.com/zukan/form/113. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "TV Asahi's stats for Brave Hunter Shooting Gamer Level 5 Full Dragon". https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/ex-aid/rider/snipe_huntershootinggamer_level5_fulldragon/000.html. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Kamen Rider Official's page for Snipe Hunter Shooting Gamer Level 5 Full Dragon". https://www.kamen-rider-official.com/zukan/form/114. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 "TV Asahi's stats for Snipe Simulation Gamer Level 50". https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/ex-aid/rider/snipe_simulationgamer_level50/000.html. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Kamen Rider Official's page for Snipe Simulation Gamer Level 50". https://www.kamen-rider-official.com/zukan/form/115. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Kamen Rider Official's page for Snipe Xevious Shooting Gamer". https://www.kamen-rider-official.com/zukan/form/116. 
  14. 14.0 14.1 "TV Asahi's stats for Cronus (Taiga Hanaya version)". https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/ex-aid/rider/cronus_hanaya_taiga_ver/000.html. 
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Kamen Rider Official's page for Cronus Chronicle Gamer (Gamer Driver)". https://www.kamen-rider-official.com/zukan/form/147. 
  16. 16.0 16.1 "TV Asahi's stats for Cronus Chronicle Gamer". https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/ex-aid/rider/cronus_chroniclegamer/000.html. 
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Kamen Rider Official's page for Cronus Chronicle Gamer". https://www.kamen-rider-official.com/zukan/form/144. 
  18. Uchusen Vol.154
  19. 『仮面ライダーエグゼイド』キャラクターブック LEVEL.1~SELECT→PLAYER~』ISBN 978-4863366565
  20. https://www.toei.co.jp/tv/ex-aid/story/1208474_2606.html
Icon-exaid.png Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
Kamen Riders
Emu Hojo - Hiiro Kagami (Game World) - Taiga Hanaya - Kiriya Kujo - Kuroto Dan - Parado - Asuna Karino/Poppy Pipopapo - Masamune Dan - Ride-Players (Nico Saiba - Haima Kagami) - Genm (Bakusou Treasure) - Kagenari Nagumo - Ninja-Player - Black Parado
Gear
Game Scope - Gamer Driver - Kimewaza Slot Holder - Rider Gashat - Energy Items - Buggle Driver (II) - Bugster Buckle - Gashat Gear Dual (β - Another) - Rider Gauges - Rider Gashat Case - Energy Item Holder
Gashacon Weapons
Gashacon Breaker - Gashacon Sword - Gashacon Magnum - Gashacon Sparrow - Gashacon Bugvisor (II - G) - Gashacon Key Slasher - Gashacon Parabragun
Other Weapons
Flamber Saber - Ride Weapon - Fuma Sōzantō - Genin Weapon
Gamers
Robot Gamer - Beat Gamer - Combat Gamer - Chambara Gamer - Sports Gamer - Hunter Gamer - Bike Gamer - Burger Gamer - Fantasy Gamer - Simulation Gamer - Maximum Gamer - Safari Gamer - Tank Gamer - Legacy Gamer - Pac Gamer - Famista Gamer - Xevious Gamer - Galaxian Gamer
Other
Gashatrophies
Allies
Asuna Karino - Haima Kagami - Kyotaro Hinata - Ginko Yumita - Nico Saiba - Satsuki Ogimachi - Mizuki Nishikikoji - Tsukuru Koboshi
Others: Saki Momose - Sakurako Dan - Eight Kirino - Saiko Yaotome
Locations: Seito University Hospital - CR - Ministry of Health - Hanaya Game Illness Clinic - Genm Corp. - Game World - Machina Vision - Next Genome Institute
Bugsters
Generals: Parado - Graphite - Ren Amagasaki - Gamedeus
Movie-exclusive: Michihiko Zaizen - Pac-Man Virus - Hatena Bugster - Soji Kuruse - Kazushige Ryuzaki - Ageha Takeda - Johnny Maxima - Nebula Bugster
Stageshow-exlusive: Futago Bugster
Regular Bugsters: Bugster Virus - Bugster Union - Salty Bugster - Aranbura Bugster - Revol Bugster - Motors Bugster - Collabos Bugsters (Gekitotsu - DoReMiFa - Giri Giri - Jet - Kamen Rider Genm series) - Burgermon Bugster - Gatton Bugster - Vernier Bugster - Kaiden Bugster - Charlie Bugster
Games
Regular Games: Mighty Action X - Taddle Quest - Bang Bang Shooting - Bakusou Bike - Gekitotsu Robots - DoReMiFa Beat - Giri Giri Chambara - Jet Combat - Shakariki Sports - Drago Knight Hunter Z - Dangerous Zombie - Mighty Brothers XX - Perfect Puzzle - Knock Out Fighter - Perfect Knock Out - Ju Ju Burger - Night of Safari - Bang Bang Tank - Taddle Fantasy - Bang Bang Simulations - Taddle Legacy - Maximum Mighty X - Kamen Rider Chronicle - Toki Meki Crisis - Hyper Muteki - Doctor Mighty XX - Mighty Creator VRX - Hurricane Ninja - God Maximum Mighty X - Knock Out Fighter 2 - Zombie Chronicle - Mighty Novel X
Legend Rider Games: Let's Go Ichi Gou! - Adventure Guy Kuuga - Agito of the Sun - Mirror Labyrinth Ryuki - Moshi Moshi Faiz - King of Poker Blade - Taiko Master Hibiki - Insect Wars Kabuto - Time Express Den-O - DokiDoki Makai Castle Kiva - Barcode Warrior Decade - Detective Double - Jungle OOO - Space Galaxy Fourze - Magic The Wizard - Toukenden Gaim - Full Throttle Drive - Kaigan Ghost - Kamen Rider Build - Ganbarizing
Legend Games: Pac Adventure - Famista - Xevious - Taiko no Tatsujin - Galaxian
Other Games: Hatesate Puzzle - Buddhist Priest of Temple - Chou Super Hero Taisen - Chou Shocker Taisen - Bakusou Treasure - WayoseTUNE - Nazo Toki Labyrinth
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