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"Kill! I will kill you with my own hands!"
―Takashi's words before battling Kiva[src]

Kamen Rider Arc (仮面ライダーアーク Kamen Raidā Āku, Masked Rider Arc) is the main antagonist of Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World.

He is the leader of the Legendorga race who was defeated by the original Kiva and sealed within a coffin.

When death row inmate, Takashi Sugimura (杉村 隆 Sugimura Takashi) stumbled onto his seal, the essence of the evil rider possessed him, preventing Sugimura from dying until Arc would rise with help from his minions.

History

Kamen Rider Kiva King of the Castle in the Demon World

As above stated, Kamen Rider Arc was a powerful leader of the Legendorga who led his race to glory, attacking any race that stood in his way. However the original Kiva stood against Arc and defeated him. However, Arc was not gone for good, and his essence was sealed within a coffin. Years later, the place where he was sealed became the ground for a prison, that included the mentally broken, Takashi Sugimura. When Sugimura tried to escape when the Zebra Fangire appeared, he came across Arc's coffin. Arc then took over Sugimura's body before Sugimura spent the next twenty years in prison. Curiously, he was sent to death several times but did not die due to Arc. In the present day, Arc's resurfacing commenced with the resurrection of his race. When the Legendorga brought Sugimura to Arc's castle, the demonic Rider was fully revived within him. Arc and his race commenced the takeover of humans and any race that stood in its way, while also targeting the current Kamen Rider Kiva, Wataru Kurenai. Eventually, Wataru and his father, Otoya Kurenai confronted Arc. Arc attempted to make Wataru his servant through the Legendorga baptism, becoming Kiva Flight Style. Otoya however, managed to get through to his son and Wataru fought against Arc in a fierce battle, destroying Arc as Kiva Emperor Form and Flight Style with assistance from Castle Doran.

Video game appearance

Kamen Rider Battride War II

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Kamen Rider Arc

Kamen Rider Arc reappeared as boss in Kamen Rider: Battride War II fighting against Kamen Rider Kiva and Kamen Rider Ixa.


Kamen Rider Battle Ganbaride

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Kamen Rider Arc card

Kamen Rider Arc appears as a playable character in this video game Kamen Rider Battle Ganbaride.

Kamen Rider Battle Rush

Kamen Rider Arc appears as a playable and support character in the video game Kamen Rider Battle Rush using Rider Kick Finisher.


Powers and Abilities

  • Possession: Arc is able to possess Takashi and kill his conciousness for him to take over.

Kamen Rider Arc

With the assistance of the mechanical monster Arc Kivat (アークキバット Āku Kibatto), he can transform into Arc, the King of the Castle in the Demon World.

Kamen Rider Arc
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Kamen Rider Arc

"Henshin!"
―Arc Kivat's transformation announcement[src]
  • Rider height: 320cm
  • Rider weight: 350kg
  • Ability perimeters
    • Punching power: 25t
    • Kicking power: 60t
    • Maximum running speed: 100m/2s

As Arc, he wields the 4m long Arc Trident (アークトライデント Āku Toraidento). He can shoot a light bullet from his forehead. It was also shown that he can perform his own Rider Kick finisher.

Legend Arc
"Go to Hell!"
―Arc Kivat's transformation announcement[src]
Kamen Rider Arc Legendorga Form

Legend Arc

Through the use of the Wake Up Fuestle (which resembles Rey's Key Fuestle in the movie), Arc transforms into Kamen Rider Legend Arc (仮面ライダーレジェンドアーク Kamen Raidā Rejendo Āku) by assimilating the demon-eye of the moon to obtain the full power of his race, growing wings and a second set of arms. In this form,Kamen Rider Arc is able to fly. In the process, Arc Kivat assumes Mecha Kivat (メカキバット Meka Kibatto) mode as his persona cast comes off and yells "Go to Hell!"

As Legend Arc, he can open up the giant mouth/eye in his chest known as the Dead Crusher (デッドクラッシャー Deddo Kurasshā) and create the Ultima Black Hole (ウルティマブラックホール Urutima Burakku Hōru) to perform the Ultima Dead End (ウルティマデッドエンド Urutima Deddo Endo), a nuclear weapon-esque finisher with the destructive power of 120t.

Equipment

Devices

  • Arc Kivat - Takashi's Kivat partner.
  • Arc Kivat Belt - Transformation device that forms when Kivat bites Takashi.
  • Fuestles - Whistle-like devices that activate a function, depending on the Fuestle.

Weapons

ARC Trident

Arc Trident


Rider Cards

Kamen Ride Arc

Kamen Ride: Arc

Arc in Episode Yellow

Arc as summoned by Diend Complete Form.


Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Takashi Sugimura is portrayed by Ken Horiuchi (堀内 健 Horiuchi Ken) of Neptune. As Kamen Rider Arc, his suit actors are Keizo Yabe (矢部 敬三 Yabe Keizō) and Kazuo Niibori (新堀 和男 Niibori Kazuo).

Notes

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Kamen Rider Arc's Trident & the Silkmoth Trident

  • Arc's name comes from a Japanese word for "evil" ( aku).
  • Kamen Rider Arc is the tallest/largest natural Kamen Rider to date at 3.2m tall.
  • As Legend Arc, he is probably the strongest of the Kiva Riders on a brute strength level. He is also the largest Kiva Rider in said form.
  • Kamen Rider Arc is the first Movie-Exclusive Rider to get a Final Form, followed by EternalBujin Gaim, and Mars.
    • Legend Arc is the only Movie-Exclusive Rider's Final Form where the transformation device is modified upon acquiring said Final Form
  • Arc's Trident is a repainted version of the Silkmoth Fangire's Mirage Trident.
  • A unique element of Arc's main form is the Catena Chain-like seal over the Dead Crusher, as it's only removed when unleashing the full power of the Rider, and not a restraint for their safety.


Appearances

Icon-kiva Kamen Rider Kiva
Kiva
Wataru Kurenai - Kivat-bat the 3rd - Demon Imperial Dragon Tatsulot - Castle Doran - Shoodoran
The Arms Monsters: Jiro - Ramon - Riki
Gear: Kivat Belt - Fuestles - Demon Imperial Sword Zanvat Sword - Machine Kivaa
The Wonderful Blue Sky Organization
2008: Mamoru Shima - Keisuke Nago - Kengo Eritate - Megumi Aso
1986: Otoya Kurenai - Yuri Aso
The Fangires
The Checkmate Four:
1986: Queen I - King I
2008: Bishop - Rook - King II - Queen II
Pawns: Horse Fangire - Octopus Fangire - Moth Fangire - Sheep Fangire - Ryo Itoya - Prawn Fangire - Frog Fangire - Earwig Fangire - Rhinoceros Fangire - Seastar Fangire - Ladybug Fangire - Chameleon Fangire - Grizzly Fangire - Shark Fangire - Crab Fangire - Cicada Fangire - Warthog Fangire - Moose Fangire - Horsefly Fangire - Rat Fangire - Mantis Fangire - Seamoon Fangire - Silkmoth Fangire - Polar Bear Fangire
Neo-Fangire
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