|This article is about a rider in Kamen Rider 555.|
|"I don't have a dream. But, you know, I can protect dreams."|
|―Takumi explaining his reason for fighting[src]|
Takumi Inui (乾 巧, Inui Takumi) is a 18-year-old lonely drifter with a mysterious past who aimlessly wanders across Japan until he is recruited by Mari Sonoda and Smart Brain to fight the Orphnochs as Kamen Rider Faiz (仮面ライダーファイズ, Kamen Raidā Faizu, Masked Rider Faiz), as the primary user of the Faiz (Φ) gear. He has assumed a total of two Rider forms: Faiz and Delta.
- 1 History
- 2 Later Appearances
- 2.1 Kamen Rider Decade
- 2.2 OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders
- 2.3 Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen
- 2.4 Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z
- 2.5 Kamen Rider Wizard
- 2.6 Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai
- 2.7 Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3
- 2.8 D-Video Special: Kamen Rider 4
- 2.9 Kamen Rider Ghost: Legendary! Riders' Souls!
- 2.10 Kamen Rider Ex-Aid "Tricks": Kamen Rider Genm
- 2.11 Chou Super Hero Taisen
- 2.12 Kamen Rider Zi-O
- 3 Personality
- 4 Appearances in other media
- 4.1 Non-canon TV appearance
- 4.2 Video Game appearances
- 4.3 Stage Shows
- 5 Fighting Style
- 6 Forms
- 7 Arsenal
- 8 Legend Rider Devices
- 9 Behind the scenes
- 10 Notes
- 11 Appearances
- 12 References
- 13 See also
Takumi was originally a human until he died in a fire accident, resurrecting him as the Wolf Orphnoch and decided to use his new-found power to protect humans, trying to save Ryusei School students when their reunion turned into a massacre caused by the Clover Four's Kitazaki and some of their classmates who were already Orphnochs. Since the brutality of the incident, and somehow confused between his failure to save them and the implanted memory in him afterwards that made him believe that he was really the one who started it, Takumi refused to transform again and became a loner, bent on not getting into relationships with people out of fear of somehow betraying them, traveling without any self-confidence or lifelong dream of his own. He is also often teased by Mari for being a "nekojita" (literally means "cat tongue"; someone who cannot stand food that is too hot) which was because of the fire accident he had.
Becoming Faiz & Making New Friends
While at a restaurant, Takumi sees Mari there and follows the girl under the notion that the bag she carried was the one stolen from him three days prior, demanding the bag from her when two of her traveling companions dissolved and she assumed he killed them. But when the true killer, the Orphnoch Hiroshi Izawa, reveals himself to take the Faiz Gear, Mari put the Gear on a reluctant Takumi, becoming Kamen Rider Faiz and kills the Stingfish Orphnoch.
Once the police find his bag, Takumi ends with the Faiz Gear when he and Mari got their bags mixed, coming to her aid when she is attacked by the Elephant Orphnoch before Mari guilt-trips him into sticking with her. But once learning she was faking her injuries, Takumi ditches her and causes a laundry van to crash, with Mari forced to help its driver Keitaro Kikuchi make his deliveries before finding Takumi at a laundromat.
However, when the Orphnoch bounty hunter Aoki appears, Takumi uses the Gear to kill the Ox Orphnoch with Keitaro witnessing the fight, later stealing the Faiz Gear with the intent on using it to save people. When Keitaro was confronted by two Orphnochs, he used the belt, however, he learned that he could not transform. This resulted with Orphnoch bounty hunter Akai taking the Faiz Gear and using it to his own ends until the Auto Vajin cancels the Faiz Gear's transformation. With Takumi reclaiming it, he fought and defeated the Cactus Orphnoch, deciding to keep the Faiz Gear and the Auto Vajin, though very apathetic towards his "duties" as Faiz when there is no immediate threat.
Life in Tokyo & Smart Brain Attacks
Arriving at Tokyo, after Mari no word from her father; Takumi suggests they head to Smart Brain to find him. However, they couldn't find him. But after getting a traffic fine and an ensuing argument, Mari decides to borrow money from Keitaro to pay Takumi's fine on the condition to her pay back by working part-time at Keitaro's shop. Later, when the Orphnoch Eiiji Toda chases after him and Mari once killing the master at the coffee shop he worked at, Takumi admits his flaws before Keitaro arrives in time with the Faiz Gear and Takumi uses to kill the Squid Orphnoch. Deciding to help Mari, Takumi attempts to steal a Smart Brain pass from Yuji Kiba, who refuses to press charges. Later, Takumi encounters the Snake Orphnoch (Naoya Kaido) and attempts to fight him until the Horse Orphnoch (Yuji Kiba) charged in to aid him.
Eventually, Takumi was getting used to being Faiz and decided that if fighting was a sin, after losing to Kaixa a few times and battling a few Orphnoch, then he would bear the sin and defeat all that get in his way. But, after his fight with Lucky Clover member Jay, he loses the Faiz Gear to the Centipede Orphnoch, Itsuro Takuma. But he gets it back and is able to transform into Axel Form, thanks to Kusaka, where he manages to defeat the Seacucumber Orphnoch and drive Takuma away. But an act of deceit from Kaido and the Rabbit Orphnoch, Yoshio Kobayashi, Takumi and Kusaka lose the belts to them as they are attacked by Takuma and a fellow Lucky Clover member, Saeko Kageyama. Takumi then did an undercover mission to get back the gears for him and Kusaka. After his cover was blown, he and Kusaka discovered the Ryusei School inside the Smart Brain Corporation along with the Delta Gear. After getting back the Faiz Gear, Takumi transforms into Faiz to battle the Lucky Clover members who have escaped.
Takumi then learns that the rest of the students of Ryusei School also used the Delta Gear to fight. He tries to help Kaixa take out the Frog Orphnoch, but finds that it was defeated by Kamen Rider Delta. Takumi then learns that the Delta Gear was stolen by Sawada, a Ryusei student who became an Orphnoch. The male Ryusei School members freak out over who the belt should belong to, with Takumi puzzled by their strange behavior. Eventually, he learns that Mari was captured by the male students who wanted to trade her life for the Delta Gear. However, Sawada arrives and kills the two students, revealing he came to discard the last shred of his humanity by killing Mari, however Faiz and Kaixa interfere with this plan, also finding out his identity but let him escape.
Takumi then talks to Saya about being strong and able when Sawada comes back to take Mari's life. He and Kaixa team up but lose when the Dragon Orphnoch takes the belt from the newly arrived Saya (who is before killed by Sawada) and transforms into Kamen Rider Delta. Delta proves to be too much for him and Kaixa as they escape from him due to the Centipede Orphnoch (Itsuro Takuma) interfering with Delta's "fun". He then makes a vow to not leave one Orphnoch alive. He later finds the Horse Orphnoch battling the Lobster Orphnoch and becomes Faiz to take him on. However, Delta interferes and forces both Faiz and the Horse Orphnoch back into their human forms. Though astonished, Takumi eventually comes to understand Yuji's desire to protect humans and decides to fight alongside him. But Kusaka stole the Faiz Gear from Takumi in order to drive a wedge between him and Yuji (due to his personality). During this, Delta comes from out of nowhere and attacks Kaixa and Faiz and used the Jetsliger to continue "playing". Faiz then summons his own Jetsliger to battle Delta, but loses because of his inexperience using it. Delta then launches missiles from his Jetsliger and destroys Faiz's Jetsliger, but Faiz manages to escape with a quick activation of Accel mode.
Later, after talking to Mari about Sawada's humanity, he tries to believe in him and lets him protect her when she is attacked by an Orphnoch. But this was all a ruse so that he could get close to Mari to kill her like before. He succeeds in doing so and leaves Takumi in a state of shock. He asks what Kusaka meant by when he said that he will revive Mari. Sawada explained to him that she had special blood cells that normal doctors wouldn't be able to help her. Takumi talks to the Chief asking if he could use the facilities to revive Mari. The Chief agrees only if he became a member of Lucky Clover by killing Sawada to which he said is impossible for Takumi because he isn't an Orphnoch. But Takumi reveals his true nature as an Orphnoch during the fight that followed. Despite his attempt, Kusaka tells him that they cannot just ignore what occurred.
Mari and everyone tried to have a picnic by a lake, but two Lucky Clover members wanted payment for using Smart Brain to save Mari's life. Eventually, Takumi revealed to Mari in battle that he was an Orphnoch and she was terrified at the sight of him. Later, Yuji asked him when he became an Orphnoch and about being terrified of the powers. He also mentioned to Yuji that he willingly transformed into an Orphnoch but could not remember anything after that. He tried to live with them again because Mari wanted to give him a second chance. Unfortunately, he left them of his own free will and went back to Smart Brain for some answers. It was there that the Chief of Smart Brain showed him footage of the night of the Ryusei School Reunion; it was shown that an Orphnoch attacked the students and killed a huge number of them. The footage showed that Takumi was there in his Orphnoch form which he thought that he was responsible for what had happened. He then decided to become an official member of Lucky Clover; his first task was to take back the Faiz Gear that he gave to Yuji Kiba. The Chief wanted him to use the Gear to kill him, but Yuji refused to do it because he was human. Takumi then fled from the battle.
Once Kusaka learns that it was Takumi who slaughtered the class of Ryusei School, he meets with Takumi with the intent to kill him. Luckily, Yuji was able to save Takumi from being killed. Takumi then found and helped Mihara and Rina by transforming into Kamen Rider Delta and fought an Orphnoch attacking them. However, he faints soon after and Rina tries to show compassion, with Mihara having doubts from Kusaka. When he woke, he then decides that he would rather die than become Smart Brain's ally. He fights the Chief only to be beaten and somewhat saved by Yuji and Kusaka. He then finds out from Mari that he isn't the one who killed everyone on the night of the reunion, but the Dragon Orphnoch was responsible and that he was instead trying to protect everyone. Soon after, he becomes Faiz again but this time with a new form: Blaster Form. Using this new power he manages to destroy another Orphnoch out for his life and scare off the Dragon Orphnoch. Mari asked him to come back, with Kusaka retorting that he himself still doesn't trust Takumi (like he ever has), but refuses. He gives Mari the Faiz Gear and runs off. He then challenges the members of Lucky Clover to the final battle where everything would be decided. After that, he finds that Sawada is still alive.
He eventually learns from Sawada that the attack on the Ryusei School Reunion was not a random attack, but a plan cooked up by Smart Brain to try and artificially create Orphnoch. He also learned that most of the students were failed subjects and that only a handful survived, but only he himself became an Orphnoch. He passed out before he could tell Takumi anything else. Takumi takes Sawada to a safe location where Sawada learns why Mari can still believe in Takumi even though he's an Orphnoch before Sawada knocks him out and takes his place fighting the three members of Lucky Clover as the battle Takumi challenged to Lucky Clover. After witnessing Sawada's death, Takumi decides to fight alongside Kaixa and Delta not as an Orphnoch, but as Faiz.
After Yuji Kiba becomes president (after the first one was fired and defeated by Faiz, Kaixa, and Delta) and the death of Masato Kusaka, Takumi learns that the Orphnochs are destined to die unless the Orphnoch King is awakened. But if the King awakens, then all of humanity will die. He learns that the Orphnoch King is Teruo Suzuki and tries to destroy him to save humanity, but Kaido tried to stop him and Takumi failed. He tried again but this time Yuji stopped him and took his body back to Smart Brain where he was injected with an unknown serum which seemingly hastens the genetic breakdown. He was saved by the combined efforts of Keitaro, Mari, Kaido (who found out from Yuji and told the others), Mihara, and Rina before being confronted by Yuji again. Both he and Yuji then have one last battle that involved their powers as Faiz and Kaixa and Orphnochs. Takumi is able to claim victory as he spares Yuji's life because he said that he is "human". With a renewed sense of living, Yuji agrees to help Takumi and Mihara take down the King using the power of the Gears. The fight doesn't go so well when the Kaixa Gear is destroyed and it slowly destroys Yuji. But before he died, Faiz managed to land a hit on the King, defeating the King and killing Yuji.
The battle having ended, Takumi, Mari, and Keitaro are seen lying on a large field of grass. After a short conversation, Takumi claims that he now has a dream. As both Mari and Keitaro asks what his dream is, Takumi looks at his hand; and the last time he looked at it, it was slowly starting to turn to dust, but looking at it now, he notices that his hand had completely healed. His vision becomes blurred for a moment, but he says nothing. With a face of joy, he states that his dream is to make pure white laundry and to make everyone in the world happy, before closing his eyes and resting with Mari and Keitaro beside him. Whether Takumi lived or died afterwards is up to the viewers' interpretation.
Kamen Rider Decade
Kamen Rider Faiz appears with other Kamen Riders commanded by Wataru Kurenai, but all are murdered by Decade in episode 1 of Kamen Rider Decade in the dream of Natsumi Hikari and then concluded the dream with Decade as the only Rider in the Rider War. 「Rider War」
All Riders vs Dai-Shocker
Kamen Rider Faiz, appears in the final battle of the movie Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker, alongside the other previous Riders rescuing Decade and facing Dai-Shocker's troops.}, he joins up with the other Riders in a combined Rider Kick which destroys Dai-Shocker's castle and the alternate Shadow Moon, Nobuhiko Tsukikage. Faiz joins up with the other Riders once more in a combined attack to destroy Dai-Shocker's ultimate weapon, the giant robot, Kingdark. After the battle ends, Faiz leaves the World of Decade alongside the other Riders.
The Destroyer of Worlds
In episode 31, Kamen Rider Faiz is seen as one of the many Kamen Riders as one of Wataru Kurenai's companions as Tsukasa learned his true mission. Faiz is seen as one of the Riders who gang up on Decade just minutes before Diend shoots Decade at point-blank range, Faiz is one of the few Riders to not get destroyed by Decade. who fought in the Rider War against Decade and were all destroyed. They were presumably restored after the destruction (and subsequent revival) of Decade at the end of the Rider War and the worlds were restored. 「The Destroyer of Worlds」
A mishap caused by the Greeed Ankh unintentionally altered the timeline which enabled Shocker to utilize the Core Medal to create the Shocker Greeed which defeated the Double Riders and seemingly erased the legacy of the Kamen Riders from history. In 2011, after Kamen Rider New Den-O's attempt to repair the damage, he along with Kamen Rider OOO and M-Ankh awaited execution. However, it was revealed the Double Riders had their brainwashing removed by a Shocker scientist.
The Double Riders joined with New Den-O and OOO to fight Shocker's forces but were eventually defeated. When the order was given to kill everyone, V3 suddenly appeared, asserting that there were more than four riders. V3 was soon followed by all the other revived riders that came after him, including Faiz, as even though Rider history was changed, the people's memories haven't changed.
After the riders were united, they faced off against Shocker's Great Leader. Later, when joined by a force of extra riders, Faiz and all the other riders got on their motorcycles and performed the "All Rider Break", ramming into the Rock Great Leader and defeating it once and for all. 「OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders」
Although his human form isn't shown in the movie itself and he doesn't speak, Faiz is confirmed to be Takumi Inui by the movie's official website.
Takumi Inui (as Faiz) along with Kabuto, Kuuga, and Double are seen being led by "Rider 1" as they fought with the rest of the surviving Super Sentai and later teamed up with the Abarangers. During the final battle, he is seen fighting Alligator Imagin, and Zangyack Commander Shikabanen with Go-On Green. Later, he was one of the Kamen Riders facing Doctor G with Tsukasa. However, with the powers of his new Kani Laser form, all the Riders, including his nemesis, V3, didn't stand a chance. But with help from the Goseigers, Tsukasa, Blade, and Ryuki defeated him, only to reveal his true identity as Narutaki.
Faiz was part of a force of Rider and Sentai reinforcements led by Kamen Rider 1 and Akarenger that came to assist the Riders and Sentai of recent years who were overwhelmed by the revived monster army of the Space Crime Syndicate Madou. The combined forces of superheroes were able to turn the tide against the Madou army. They lined up and used their various finisher attacks to destroy the revived monsters.
After Demon King Psycho was destroyed and the battle was finally over, Faiz appeared standing on a cliff with all the other heroes who appeared to help, to say goodbye to the heroes of recent years before taking their leave. 「Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z」
The Kamen Rider Rings
Faiz first appears alongside Kabuto, summoned to the world within the Magic Stone through their Rider Rings by the alternate young Haruto, to chase down a duo of Salis Worms sent by Amadum, the evil wizard who ruled that world. The Worms having taken the Rider Ring chest along with the prime Haruto. Faiz assumes his Axel Form and initiating Start Up as Kabuto enters Clock Up to quickly catch up with the two Worms who molt into the Culex Worm and Cammarus Worm and race off to meet the two Riders. Fighting at super speed, Faiz and Kabuto take their clash with the two Worms, who are joined by Musca Worm, to various points across the city before ending next to Double and Fourze as they deal with trio of Dustards. As Double and Fourze finish their battle, Faiz destroys the Musca Worm with his Axel Crimson Smash as Kabuto destroys Culex and Cammarus with his Rider Kick. 「The Kamen Rider Rings」
Faiz is later summoned with all the other Riders when the 13 Rider Rings are taken by Amadum, the evil wizard who rules the world of monsters, to defeat Wizard, only to find out that they will not obey him just because he possesses their rings, and that they will always fight for freedom and not merely justice. After the Riders destroy his initial guard of monsters, Amadum tries to escape with the boy Haruto, summoning his strongest and largest monsters to deal with the Riders. However, the Riders individually pull out their various tricks to deal with the giant monsters, with Faiz taking out his Faiz Blaster and shooting them down. With his monsters destroyed, Amadum attempts to force the boy to wish to leave this world. The Kamen Riders attempt to stop him but to no avail, having their powers stolen by Amadum's true monstrous form when they try to fight him, with Faiz having his Faiz Phone absorbed. However, the young Haruto defies Amadum after hearing the words from Wizard of turning despair into hope, summoning a new Rider to his world. This new Rider, Gaim, gives himself the Kamen Rider name after being told by Wizard that they come to help when people request it. This revelation that the Kamen Riders aren't bounded by evil turns the tables on Amadum as he is beaten back by Gaim, forcing the powers he stole to be returned to the other Riders, transforming them to their
ultimate forms, with the return of the Faiz Phone immediately transforming Faiz into Blaster Form. Faiz then participates in a successive barrage of Rider Kicks from all 15 Riders against Amadum which is finished by Wizard and Gaim. After Amadum is destroyed, Faiz stands with the other Riders watching over the young Haruto as he wakes up before returning to his world. 「Neverending Story」
|"If I'm empty, then I will fill myself with battle. Bit by bit with joys and sorrows. I will bear those sins!"|
|―Takumi faces Kusaka's spirit.[src]|
At an unknown point of time, Takumi as Faiz fought against the Arch Orphnoch while Kaixa fought the Horse Orphenoch. However, Kusaka dies in the battle, causing him to discard fighting altogether, living a life full of regret. Sometime in the unknown future, he was approached by Tsukasa, wanting him to join him fighting the Badan Empire, but he refused and leaves. However, he was attacked by Badan's monsters as Tsukasa arrived to fight them. While Decade was fighting, Takumi decides to join the fray, but he hesitated, remembering Kusaka's death. Later, Takumi arrived in the restaurant and was having lunch, but a criminal appeared and held one of the customers (Mari) as a hostage. Having the victims scared, a doctor named Keisuke Jin approached the criminal as he started to heal his wounds as a promise. After Keisuke heals his wounds, Takumi started to follow them to their clinic. Keisuke started to question him until an injured patient appeared, with Keisuke having Takumi assist him. After helping Keisuke, the doctor would give some advice after hearing Takumi's story. On the next day, after taking Mari to buy food, they were ambushed by Badan's monsters as Keisuke arrived to fight them. Takumi would transform to finish them off, however Keisuke transformed into X to fight Faiz, seeing that he is one of the Heisei Riders. He was overpowered by the senior Rider. Later, he joins Kouta and Tsukasa, along with Wizard, Joker, OOO, and Kiva to fight the remaining Showa Riders. Faiz got himself defeated along with X when they executed their finishers on each other. However, all the Riders were freed thanks to Gaim as they started to battle the Badan Empire. While fighting, Faiz sees Kusaka's spirit and the spirit would manipulate the Rider. Faiz would stop the attack from Wizard and X as Haruto and Keisuke convinced him to move on, having him remembering what Keisuke said during the incident as Kusaka's spirit disappears. They would transform and they helped destroyed Badan's ship. After battling the Badan Empire, Hongo stated that their battle wasn't over as the Rider War continues. However, the Showa Riders admit their defeat after seeing Gaim protecting a flower as they would congratulate the young Riders. Takumi would later receive helpful advice for Jin for the last time, learning to look towards the blue sea whenever he felt lost and needed help. He was last seen doing just that, sitting peacefully beside the Auto Vajin as he began a new life without regrets. 「Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai」
Shocker alters the timeline by sending Kamen Rider 3 back to 1973 to defeat the original Double Riders. In this timeline, Takumi maintained his memories (unlike the other main Heisei Riders, who were brainwashed and became Shocker Riders, though how and why he did was unknown) and, planning to assassinate Kyoichiro Kuroi/Kamen Rider 3, faces Go Shijima in a hideout. As Kyoichiro is gone, Takumi revealed to Go that Kyoichiro is still a Shocker Rider, and Yuto Sakurai already fell under Shocker's trap by now, telling Go to be ready for their anticipation on what Shocker is up to soon. Takumi, along with a revived Kohtaro Minami and Go later participates in the Grand Prix, in assisting Drive from Shocker's cheating and the final battle against Shocker to restore the timeline.
The timeline is seemingly restored to normal, however, Shocker was secretly using the History Modifying Machine to create a time loop, leading to the birth of Kamen Rider 4 and a new invasion army. Takumi, Yuto, and Shinnosuke investigate the source of these loops, with it ultimately being tied to Takumi himself.
Naoya Kaido reveals to Shinnosuke and Yuto that Takumi had originally died after his battle against Smart Brain, but was revived from the History Modifying Machine's effects, leading to the current altered timeline. His grief synchronizing with the History Modifying Machine, Takumi became the source of the time loops, with the death of someone he cares about being the catalyst.
Unwilling to let his original sacrifice be in vain, Takumi resolves to stop the time loops for good. Convincing Shinnosuke and the others to help, Takumi faced off against Kamen Rider 4 and Shocker's forces, proclaiming that he would turn things into a happy ending.
Once reaching the Time Modification Machine, Takumi is attacked by Naoya, the latter wishing for Takumi to not die. Forced to defeat Naoya, Takumi uses his Rider Kick on him, ending their battle. Shinnosuke and the others join Takumi afterwards, focusing their attention towards the machine. Despite Shinnosuke's offer to rethink things, Takumi chooses to continue with their plans, entrusting the future to his friends.
Suddenly, the Great Leader of Shocker appears with an appearance identical to Takumi's, transforming into Faiz through a Signal Bike. Though the Great Leader attempts to sway Takumi to stop, Takumi is undeterred, and sacrifices himself to stop Shocker's plans. In the real restored timeline, Shinnosuke awakens from his desk, with tears in his eyes. Confused at why had been crying, Shinnosuke looks at the date, and realizes that a day had passed without his knowledge.
Yuto is shown looking at a picture they had taken together, now without Takumi, but isn't explicitly shown to remember him either. Naoya is the only one explicitly shown to remember him in the restored world, due to him being one of Takumi's old friends within the pre-Drive years. Recognizing Takumi's actions have saved the world again, Naoya references him in a moment of respect.
Kamen Rider Ghost: Legendary! Riders' Souls!
Despite not appearing in the web-exclusive series, Ghost can use the power of 16 Heisei Riders, including Faiz, with the Heisei Rider Damashii in the final episode.
Kamen Rider Ex-Aid "Tricks": Kamen Rider Genm
Despite not appearing in the web-exclusive series, Faiz and 13 Heisei Riders were the projections of the Ganbarizing Critical Strike.
Chou Super Hero Taisen
Kamen Rider Build: Be The One
Among the first 18 Heisei Riders, Faiz fought against numerous monsters in a melee briefly witnessed by Sento Kiryu before being caught in the crossfire as Kamen Rider Zi-O BuildArmor used his Vortex Time Break to wipe out his enemies. 「Kamen Rider Build: Be The One」
Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Forever
As typical for many teenagers, Takumi is introduced as a rather complicated individual. From the pain he suffered in his past, Takumi was initially very bad at socializing, being cynical in attitude. His rough exterior did very little to remedy this, with many mistaking him as cruel and uncaring. In truth, Takumi's actions stemmed from his fear of pain, neither wishing to hurt others nor be rejected by them. Having overall little hope for the future, Takumi held no dreams for himself, seeing it as a pointless endeavor.
Due to his lack of a social life, Takumi showed himself to be somewhat childish at first, with both Mari and Keitaro criticizing him for it. Similarly, his aloof attitude made him a poor employee at work, earning the ire of several customers and employers. This would carry over to his battles as Faiz, showing little interest fighting against the Orphnoch threat. Yet, as his battles continued, Takumi began to lose this viewpoint, understanding the importance of his actions. Eventually, Takumi learns to take his duties more seriously, fully deciding to protect the innocents as a Kamen Rider.
While holding a strong hatred for the Orphnoch race as a whole, Takumi is shown capable of feeling empathy to benevolent Orphnochs, saving the Crane Orphoch, Dolphin Orphnoch, and Crab Orphnoch in battle. However, while understanding that an Orphnoch is not inherently evil from their powers, Takumi still felt discomfort at being the Wolf Orphnoch, believing himself as a potential danger to his friends. Evidently, once Mari and Keitaro learned of his true identity and shunned him, Takumi became uncertain of himself, attempting suicide on multiple occasions.
From Mari, Kiba, and Sawada's words though, Takumi eventually regained his self-confidence, reaffirming to fight as Kamen Rider Faiz again. With his friends' reacceptance, Takumi's demeanor improved significantly, no longer seeking his own death. Furthermore, he becomes noticeably kinder in general, outgrowing his loner mindset. At times though, Takumi still showed a tendency to shoulder heavy burdens alone, neither revealing his friends of Yuka's fate, nor telling them of Teruo's condition.
Once learning of his genetic breakdown, Takumi showed genuine signs of anguish, with his fear of death being apparent. Ultimately though, Takumi decided to continue fighting for humanity, doing his best to live a fulfilling life. After the battle against the Orphnoch King, Takumi revealed to his friends that he finally found his own dream: to make pure white laundry, and bring joy towards everyone in the world.
In an alternate continuity, due to being unable to save Kusaka, Takumi becomes a directionless wanderer yet again, hesitating to fight as Faiz. However, when pushed to the brink, he would fight to protect others. He nearly sacrificed the world to bring Kusaka back to life, but with the help of Haruto Soma, Keisuke Jin and Ryo Murasame, Takumi found his will to live and fight again.
By his late twenties, Takumi has become more calm and rational in nature, helping his successors in their times of need. In Kamen Rider 4, Takumi is shown to have become good friends with Shinnosuke's group, fighting Shocker alongside them. From the tragedies he endured as Faiz though, Takumi became obsessed with living and not allowing others to die, disgusted with the idea of self-sacrifice. However, in the end, Takumi decides that his death would have meaning, and wants to keep the smile on his face when he previously died.
When mocked by Kamen Rider 4 about his given situation, Takumi denies it as a tragedy, declaring that he would turn things into a happy ending. Upon his battle against the Great Leader of Shocker, Takumi entrusts the future to Shinnosuke and the others, ending the time loops by his own hand, bringing his third death yet saving the world from Shocker.
In his early thirties, Takumi has matured even further, being patient enough to endure Sougo's antics, as well as guard Karin Yamabuki without complaint. Even when facing off against Kusaka himself, Takumi did not hesitate to rescue him from danger, begrudgingly calling Kusaka as an "ally".
Appearances in other media
Non-canon TV appearance
Kamen Rider G
Video Game appearances
Kamen Rider 555 video game
All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation and Rider Generation 2
Takumi as Faiz, appeared as an unlockable character in both games. In the 2nd game, he has another special move and able to do the Axel Crimson Smash by pressing the R button twice, rapidly after upgraded.
Climax Heroes series
Kamen Rider Faiz appears on all Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes video game. Starting from Kamen Rider: Climax Heroes OOO, he can use his Blaster Form.
Kamen Rider Batton-Line
Kamen Rider: Battride War
Kamen Rider Battride: War II
Kamen Rider Faiz reappeared in Kamen Rider: Battride War II, summoned by Cinema along with the remaining Heisei Riders in order to create the "ultimate movie". Faiz's stage was based off from Kamen Rider 555: Paradise Lost.
Kamen Rider Faiz reappeared in Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis.
Kamen Rider 555 Stage Show at Super Hero New Hero Legend
In a stage show where Kamen Rider Faiz and his allies are seen fighting their usual foes, Hakaider & Kamen Rider Ouja show up and ends up defeating him, Ultraman, Ultraseven, Ultraman Tiga, Kikaider, Kikaider 01, Inazuman, Gavan, Sharivan, Shaider, Kamen Rider Ryuki, Kamen Rider Knight, Kamen Rider Zolda, & Kamen Rider Kaixa arrive to assist Kamen Rider Faiz.
Befitting his rough nature, Takumi's initial combat style was akin to a street brawler, consisting of wild swings and rapid blows, being somewhat predictable in movement against skilled fighters. This near animalistic approach foreshadowed his true identity as the Wolf Orphnoch, his increased agility in this form allowing him to move at high speeds and attack with brutal force.
Making up for his inexperience, Takumi mainly fought with the Faiz Gear, the weakest but most versatile and least taxing of the three Rider Gears. From the suit's numerous functions and weapons, Takumi could respond to almost any threats he encountered, overwhelming several unprepared foes.
As the series progressed though, Takumi's accumulated experience slowly allowed him to become more adept in battle; with or without the Faiz Gear. Alongside his full mastery of Faiz's arsenal, Takumi proved himself capable of using the Delta Gear without issue, subduing a foe that easily overpowered Syuji Mihara/Kamen Rider Delta. Similarly, when reusing his powers as the Wolf Orphnoch, Takumi is shown to be powerful enough to rival members of the Lucky Clover, whom are among the strongest of Smart Brain.
Having the most experience with Faiz Gear, Takumi is the only individual to use its full powers, allowing him to defeat several Riotroopers, the Dragon Orphnoch, Kamen Rider Psyga, and Kamen Rider Orga via Faiz's upgrades. Notably, even against the Orphnoch King, Takumi's teamwork with Kiba and Mihara proved enough to overpower their foe, with Takumi's Rider Kick inflicting a fatal wound to him.
When reappearing in Kamen Rider Zi-O, Takumi is shown to be a skilled combatant, even without his Orphnoch powers and Faiz Gear. Aside from holding his own against Kusaka Masato, Takumi managed to endure several powerful attacks from Another Fourze, moving about freely after their battle.
- Punching Power: 2.5 t.
- Kicking Power: 5 t.
- Maximum Jump Height: 35 m.
- Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 5.8 sec.
Once transformation is completed, the Faiz Armor has several key features in its design to offer protection to the user. Like all Rider gears, the Faiz armor manifests when the Faiz Driver generates Photon Blood, a glowing substance generates the soft Sol Foam suit, Sol Metal armor, and Fullmetal Lung chest armor via traveling through the red Photon Streams that ends at the Photon Terminals at the gauntlet and Power Anklet greaves, the right Anklet having a Energy Holster that the Faiz Pointer can be connected to. The helmet is unique due to its Global Feeler antenna to link up to Smart Brain's networks and Ultimate Finder visor that gives Faiz incredible vision to see in darkness, giving the illusion of a glowing eye, and a limited amount of x-ray vision.
Kamen Rider Faiz's finishing attack is called the Crimson Smash (クリムゾンスマッシュ, Kurimuzon Sumasshu), in which the Faiz Pointer (when mounted on the right leg) generates a crimson energy drill that Faiz uses to kick through an enemy.
Kamen Rider Faiz is composed of the following parts:
- Black Shell Met (ブラックシェルメット, Burakku Sheru Metto) - The head. It is a reinforced helmet developed by Smart Brain, and has a thin shell layer made out of Sol Metal (ソルメタル, Soru Metaru), a supermetal with hardness close to a diamond. An impact absorption bag is installed inside.
- Global Feelers (グローバルフィーラー, Gurōbaru Fīrā) - The antennae. They commuicate with the artificial satellites Eagle Sat (イーグルサット, Īguru Satto) and Hawk Eye (ホークアイ, Hōku Ai) that support Kamen Rider Faiz's systems. They can collect information as well as download new programs.
- Extreme Nose (エクストリームノーズ, Ekusutorīmu Nōzu) - An olfactory organ that artificially creates a sense of smell one million times more potent that humans'. While its sensitivity can be freely adjusted, it typically has the same olfactory powers as a dog.
- Satellite Signal (サテライトシグナル, Sateraito Shigunaru) - The green signal on the face. It blinks mainly when communicating with satellites and when tracking an enemy. A green gauge means stable supply, a blinking green light indicates access, a blinking red light indicates access error, and a red light is flashed when communication is not possible.
- Ultimate Finder (アルティメットファインダー, Arutimetto Faindā) - The visor. It has an ultra-sensitive camera that converts images into electrical signals and conveys them to he wearer. It also has a scope function that allows daylight vision even in the darkness, and an X-ray camera function that allows seeing through objects.
- Photon Terminal (フォトンターミナル, Foton Tāminaru) - The strip running vertically down the middle of the face. It is a junction ballast that connects photon streams. The Photon Blood flowing within the three terminals emits too much energy, so this equipment applies resistance so that the suit itself does not self-destruct, and it supplies power to the whole body in a stable manner. There is another Photon Terminal located on the back.
- Pin Falls Sonar (ピンフォールズソナー, Pin Fōruzu Sonā) - Extremely sensitive audio devices that can hear a needle fall from 5km away. The sensitivity can be freely changed according to the wearer's will.
- Extreme Regulator (エクストリームレギュレーター, Ekusutorīmu Regyurētā) - The mouthpiece. It is an oxygen supply device for the wearer. It enables activities in harsh environment where there is extremely little oxygen such as water or toxic gases.
- Neck Shield (ネックシールド, Nekku Shīrudo) - The neck. it is made out of Sol Metal 315 (ソルメタル315, Soru Metaru 315), a special type of Sol Metal that combines hardness and softness. There are countless capillary cables running inside it that protects the neck from external shocks. The cables also serve to transmit information between the suit and the Black Shell Met.
- Full Metal Lung (フルメタルラング, Furu Metaru Rangu) - The chest armor. It has a structure in which two shock absorbing bags are sandwiched between four layers of Sol Metal, allowing the heavy armor to repel tank fire. An oxygen tank is built in.
- Sol Foam (ソルフォーム, Soru Fōmu) - The reinforced bodysuit. It is knitted with ultrafine metal threads of Sol Metal 315 that combines hardness and softness. Additionally, the surface is coated with silver coating.
- Spin Pad (スピンパッド, Supin Paddo) - Protective pads located on the back. They protect the spine and the Photon Stream from any impacts from behind. If need be, it becomes an airbag.
- Spin Connector (スピンコネクタ, Supin Konekuta) - The back of the Faiz Driver connects to the wearer's spine via an myriad of capillary cables. There is no pain during connection due to the usage of ultrafine needles.
- Photon Stream (フォトンストリーム, Foton Sutorīmu) - The red lines running all over the body. It is an energy flow path that contains the fluid energy Photon Blood (フォトンブラッド, Foton Buraddo), which is red for Faiz. Every suit developed by Smart Brain has Photon Blood, each one with a different color.
- Power Fingers (パワーフィンガー, Pawā Fingā) - The fingers. They have enough strength to break a 30cm steel plate yet are delicate enough to operate the Faiz Phone.
- Metal Intercooler (メタルインタークーラー, Metaru Intākūrā) - Grey metal plates installed at the back of the head, shoulders and back sections. They are heat dissipation units that release excess heat emitted by the Photon Blood. As most of the electronics are located in the helmet, a large Metal Intercooler is placed at the back of it.
- Knee Folders (ニーフォルダー, Nī Forudā) - The knees. They are made out of Sol Metal 228 (ソルメタル228, Soru Metaru 228), which is even harder than regular Sol Metal. It consists of two metal boards and one shock absorber. Due to its hardness, they can be used as striking weapons.
- Flex Bellows (フレックスベロウズ, Furekkusu Berouzu) - The lower legs. They are bellows (air bag devices) for shock absorption.
- Energy Holster (エナジーホルスター, Enajī Horusutā) - A holster on the lower right leg. It is an energy amplification terminal that is used to mount the Faiz Pointer whenever Faiz wishes to execute the Crimson Smash Rider Kick attack.
- Power Anklets (パワーアンクレット, Pawā Ankuretto) - The ankle armor. They are control terminals that concentrates power onto the legs when kicking. In addition, the Flex Bellows that surrounds the calf absorbs the intense impact when kicking.
- Punching Power: 3.75 t.
- Kicking Power: 7.5 t.
- Maximum Jump Height: 52.5 m.
- Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 0.0058 sec.
Axel Form (アクセルフォーム, Akuseru Fōmu) is a temporary transformation that allows Faiz to move at the speed of sound for roughly 10 seconds. His physical attacks are also boosted, and he is able to perform multiple Exceed Charges in quick succession.
Faiz transforms into Axel Form from his default form by wearing the Faiz Axel and swapping its Axel Mission Memory with the Faiz Driver's Faiz Mission Memory. When this is performed, the Full Metal Lung chest plates will open to reveal the Faiz Core in the center of Faiz's chest. The Photon Streams then turn silver and the Ultimate Finder turns red.
After 10 seconds, Faiz reverts to his default form the Mission Memories are returned to their original locations. The transformation presumably fatigues Faiz, as he has never been shown performing twice in a single fight. This form is used mainly by Takumi, the suit's primary user, though Yuji used it once when temporarily he took over as Faiz.Appearances: 555 Episodes 21-22, 31-32, 39, 40, 44-45, 48, Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen, Kamen Rider 4 Episode 2, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER
- Hearing: 30 km.
- Punching Power: 4 t.
- Kicking Power: 8 t.
- Maximum Jump Height: 55 m.
- Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 5 sec.
By inserting the Faiz Phone into the Faiz Blaster briefcase and entering the transformation code again, Faiz can access Blaster Form (ブラスタフォーム, Burastā Fōmu), the most powerful form of the Faiz Gear. The amount of Photon Blood that the Faiz Gear produces increases to the extreme where it overflows from the Photon Streams and spreads itself over the Sol Foam and the Sol Metal, changing their color to red. Faiz also receives a new, more powerful, set of Full Metal Lung with a backpack like device attached to it called Photon Field Floater (フォトンフィールドフローター, Foton Fīrudo Furōtā) that releases constant waves of Photon energy to give Faiz Blaster flying capacities. By focusing the release pattern however, the thrusters of the Photon Field Floater can be used as powerful energy cannons called the Bloody Cannons (ブラッディ・キャノン, Buraddi Kyanon). Faiz's signature Crimson Smash attack has been powered up significantly. The Blaster Crimson Smash is so tremendously powerful that damaging Photon Energy waves radiate from the point of impact and destroy everything around it.
All of these new abilities and more, except for his Crimson Smash kick which can be performed without the Faiz Pointer, are accessed by inputting codes into the Faiz Blaster, which also holds the Faiz Phone and can transform into Blaster and Blade modes for the Photon Blaster and Photon Breaker Exceed Charges.Appearances: 555 Episodes 39-40, 44-45, 50, Super Hero Taisen, Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen
|"Final Form Ride: Fa Fa Fa Faiz!"|
Kamen Rider Decade's Final Form Ride allows Faiz to change into Faiz Blaster (ファイズブラスター, Faizu Burasutā), which can use the Decade Photon attack to defeat the enemy.This form is exclusive to Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker.
- Punching Power: 3.5 t.
- Kicking Power: 8 t.
- Maximum Jump Height: 38 m.
- Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 5.7 sec.
The Delta Gear gives the wearer the following abilities when they transform. It is only used by Takumi once, to save Mihara and Rina.
The Delta Armor has several key features in its design. Unlike the Gear, the armor only exists after the wearer transforms.
- Photon Blood - A glowing substance that provides all of the Rider’s powers and generates all of the physical features of the armor. The Photon Blood is generated from the Delta Driver.
- Sol Foam/Metal - Soft parts of the armor are made of Sol Foam, and the hard parts are made of Sol Metal 228. This substance is generated by the Delta Driver to form complex machinery that is powered by Photon Blood. If the Foam or Metal are damaged, the armor switches off and resets itself.
- Black Shell Met (ブラックシェルメット, Burakku Sheru Metto) - The head. It is a reinforced helmet developed by Smart Brain, and has a thin shell layer made out of Sol Metal (ソルメタル, Soru Metaru), a supermetal with hardness close to a diamond. An impact absorption bag is installed inside.
- Ultimate Finder (アルティメットファインダー, Arutimetto Faindā) - The large eyepieces of the Rider give them 180 degrees anterior field of view. They also allow the wearer to have night vision and X-ray vision.
- Global Feeler: The antenna on the Rider’s head can be used to communicate with the Smart Brain Satellite and the Smart Brain computer network.
- Demon's Slate (デモンズ・スレート) - A strengthening device located directly on the triangle part of the chestplate. It forcibly raises the frequency of the gamma brain waves to increase the wearer's fighting instincts. However, it can change the wearer's personality and cause mental breakdown over prolonged usage.
- Full Metal Lung (フルメタルラング, Furu Metaru Rangu) - The vest armor of the Rider provides the most protection, being able to withstand Anti-tank weaponry. There is also an oxygen tank attached that can provide up to three hours of oxygen.
- Photon Stream (フォトンストリーム, Foton Sutorīmu) - The path that the Photon Blood travels through the Rider’s armor. In Delta, this path is blue when transforming, white after transformation.
- Photon Terminal (フォトンターミナル, Foton Tāminaru) - Where the Photon Streams connect with the gauntlets and greaves. It is twice as strong as Kamen Rider Faiz and Kamen Rider Kaixa's. It has three terminals connected that emit a lot of energy, so this equipment has resistors along the stream so that the suit itself does not self-destruct, and it supplies power to the whole body in a stable manner. There is another Photon Terminal located on the back.
- Power Anklets (パワーアンクレット, Pawā Ankuretto) - The ankle armor.
- Flex Bellows (フレックスベロウズ, Furekkusu Berouzu) - They surround the calves as a shock absorbing air bag to protect the legs from the intense impact when kicking or from falling.
- Photon Muzzle (フォトンマズル) - They are control terminals that releases concentrated Photon Blood onto the sole of the foot when kicking. The opening is in the shape of the letter "Δ".
- Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 1.2 sec.[note 1]
A long-time 'natural' Orphnoch who has hidden his Orphnoch nature since an automobile accident during his boyhood. Takumi revealed his true form as Wolf Orphnoch (ウルフオルフェノク, Urufu Orufenoku) in Episode 34. Upon revealing his form during the series, he went on a rampage and tried to join the Lucky Clover. However, after witnessing Spider Orphnoch being killed, he snapped back to reality and vowed to fight for humanity as a human, as Faiz. This form is quite powerful on it's own as it far surpasses a normal Orphnoch's powers.
- Powers and Abilities
- Enhanced Agility and Speed
- True to his animal motif, Wolf Orphnoch possessed an enhanced speed and agility.
- Orphnoch Creation
- As one of the Orphnochs, Takumi can kill other humans to increase the numbers of Orphnochs. However, he has yet never demonstrated this ability.
- Human Mode
- As Takumi still had his humanity, he can freely shift from Orphnoch to human form to blend into society.
- Short Lifespan
- As Wolf Orphnoch still has his humanity, his lifespan grew shorter as well. Arch Orphnoch is capable of removing this defection but at the cost of his humanity.
- SB-555B Faiz Driver - Faiz's transformation belt.
- SB-555C Faiz Shot - Digital camera-shaped knuckle-duster.
- SB-555L Faiz Pointer - A laser pointer which enables to produce an energy drill deathblow.
- SB-555H Faiz Edge - A lightsaber-like sword that can be stored in Autovajin.
- SB-555W Faiz Axel - A stopwatch that enables to gain access to Axel Form.
- Axel Mission Memory - A small metallic card key containing the information of the Faiz Axel Armor.
- SB-555T Faiz Blaster - A large modern Trunk Trunkbox-shaped laser cannon/sword that enables to gain access to Blaster Form.
- SB-555A Faiz Sounder - Twin cannons that take the form of a boombox radio when not in use.
- SB-555V Auto Vajin - Faiz's motorcycle that can transform in a robot-like Battle Mode.
- SB-VX0 Jetsliger - A heavily-armed combat motorcycle.
- SB-333B Delta Driver - Delta's transformation device.
- SB-333P Delta Phone - The walkie-talkie-shaped control unit of the Delta Gear and the first half of the Delta Blaster.
- SB-333DV Delta Mover - The digital camcorder-shaped viewscreen and the second half of the Delta Blaster.
- Delta Mission Memory - A small metallic card key which stores the information of the Delta Armor
- SB-VX0 Jetsliger - A heavily armed combat motorcycle.
Legend Rider Devices
|"Kamen Ride: Faiz! Complete! (Faiz Driver transformation sound)"|
|―DX Neodecadriver Transformation announcement[src]|
Transforms Decade into Faiz, initially sealed after being used once. 「Rider War」 Regained when Tsukasa teaches Takumi that protecting those dear to him matters regardless of who he is. 「555 Faces, 1 Treasure」 Sometime, Decade can summon Faiz Edge without using Attack Ride card Autovajin. 「Amazon, Friend」
These cards allow Decade to perform any of their own attacks, Decade is also able to use any signature attacks of whatever Kamen Rider he has transformed into.
When Kamen Rider Decade is in his Complete Form, he uses the K-Touch to summon the Final Forms of the Nine Heisei Riders. After he presses the Rider's symbol, a card of that Rider's Final Form appears in a set of nine on Kamen Rider Decade's chest. The Faiz Blaster card summons Kamen Rider Faiz Blaster Form, armed with the Faiz Blaster. Using the Faiz Final AttackRide card allows Decade to execute a Photon Buster-style attack alongside Faiz Blaster Form.
The Faiz Blaster card transforms Faiz into a large laser cannon, similar in appearance to Faiz's own Faiz Blaster weapon.
With the Faiz Blaster, Decade shoots an energy drill at the enemy before performing the Decade Photon, a powerful laser blast with some recoil, which is similar to Faiz's Crimson Smash kick.
The Faiz Module (ファイズモジュール, Faizu Mojūru) is the legendary Fourze Module based off of Kamen Rider Faiz, which is equipped on the right leg of Kamen Rider Fourze via the cross-based Faiz Switch (ファイズスイッチ, Faizu Suitchi). Reminiscent of the Faiz Pointer, the Faiz Module allows Fourze to use Faiz's Crimson Smash finisher.
- Faiz Lockseed (ファイズロックシード, Faizu Rokkushīdo): Allows the user to transform into Faiz Arms, equipped with the Faiz Edge. The core image depicts the Faiz Driver while the lid backside image depicts the Faiz Phone. Bravo/Knuckle-styled Lockseed.
- Faiz Blaster Form Lockseed (ファイズブラスターフォームロックシード, Faizu Burastā Fōmu Rokkushīdo): Allows the user to transform into the Blaster Form version of Faiz Arms. The core image depicts the Faiz Driver without the Faiz Phone while the lid backside image depicts the folded-up Faiz Blaster. Bravo/Knuckle-styled Lockseed. When activated, this Lockseed announces "Blaster" (ブラスター, Burastā).
- Transformation: Faiz Arms: Blaster Awakening! (ファイズアームズ・ブラスターアウェイクニング！, Faizu Āmuzu - Burastā Aueikuningu!)
- Signal Legend Faiz (シグナルレジェンドファイズ, Shigunaru Rejendo Faizu, Based on Kamen Rider Faiz' Auto Vajin): Allows Mach to activate a Kourin Signal Legend. When used in the DX Drive Driver, it gives the sound for a Tire Exchange into Drive: Faiz (ドライブ・ファイズ, Doraibu - Faizu). It is used by the Great Leader of Shocker, who assumes an appearance similar to Takumi, to transform into Kamen Rider Faiz as seen in the Kamen Rider 4 special. By itself, it allows its user to retain their minds during timeline alteration.
|"Kaigan! Faiz! (Faiz Phone dial tones) Keitai bangō! 5-5-5! (Faiz Driver's "Complete" transformation noises)"|
|―Transformation announcement with Ghost Driver[src]|
Faiz Ghost Eyecon (ファイズゴースト眼魂, Faizu Gōsuto Aikon) is one of the 16 title Kamen Riders' Ghost Eyecons. It shows the number R04 on its Startup Time setting, Faiz's face on its Transformation Time setting, and Faiz's symbol on its Move Invocation Time setting.
|"Gashat! Let's Ride! Metcha Ride! Mutcha Ride! What's your Ride!? I'm a Legend Rider!"|
|―Level 1 announcement[src]|
|"Gachan! Level Up! (Faiz Phone dial tone noises) Moshi Moshi Faiz! Moshi Moshi Faiz!(Faiz Shot noise) (Gekitotsu Robots-styled song)"|
|―Level 2 announcement[src]|
|"A Gacha! Keitai Hitotsu de Gou-Gou-Gou!(Faiz Phone dial tone noises) "Complete" Moshi Moshi Faiz! (Faiz transformation noise)(DoReMiFa Beat-styled song)"|
|―Level 3 announcement[src]|
- Moshi Moshi Faiz Gashat (モシモシファイズ, Moshi Moshi Faizu, lit. Hello Faiz): Based on Kamen Rider Faiz.
|"(Digital beeping) Faiz!"|
|"The transformation code is 5・5・5! The Rider who transforms with a cellphone is... (Clock ticking noise) Faiz! (変身コードは5・5・5！携帯電話で変身するライダーは…ファイズだ！, Henshin kōdo wa go・go・go! Geitaidenwa de Henshin suru Raidā wa... Faizu da!)"|
|―Secondary activation announcement[src]|
|"Rider Time! (Pop music mixed with Faiz Phone dial tones) Complete! Faiz!"|
|―Transformation announcement in the Ziku-Driver's right-hand slot[src]|
|"(Right-hand Ridewatch's announcement)! Armor Time! (Pop music mixed with Faiz Phone dial tones) Complete! Faiz!"|
|―Rider Armor transformation announcement[src]|
It was presumably manifested by Takumi Inui from a Blank Watch given by Sougo Tokiwa.
|"(Digital beeping) Axel Form!"|
|"Start up! The Faiz that has sped up with the Axel Watch! Axel Form! (スタートアップ! ファイズアクセルで超加速したファイズ! アクセルフォーム!, Sutāto appu! Faizu Akuseru de chō kasoku shita Faizu! Akuseru Fōmu!)"|
|―Secondary activation announcement[src]|
|"Rider Time! (Axel Watch start up sound) Start Up! Faiz Axel! (Axel Watch time out sound) "|
|―Transformation announcement in the Ziku-Driver's right-hand slot[src]|
|"(Right-hand Ridewatch's announcement)! Armor Time! (Axel Watch start up sound) Start Up (Axel Watch time out sound)! Faiz Axel!"|
|―Transformation announcement in the Ziku-Driver's left-hand slot[src]|
|"Finish Time! Exceed Time (Break/Burst)!"|
|―Finisher announcement in left-hand slot[src]|
Faiz Axel Form Ridewatch (ファイズアクセルフォームライドウォッチ, Faizu Akuseru Fōmu Raidowotchi): Based on Kamen Rider Faiz Axel Form, this Ridewatch would provide access to the FaizAxelFormArmor. It is dated 2003. This Ridewatch was one of the five winners of a poll held by Bandai to select Riders to be used in a five-pack of DX Ridewatches.
|"(Digital beeping) Blaster Form!"|
|"The crimson body of maximum output! The Faiz Blaster Form strengthened to the limit! (最大出力のクリムゾンボディ！限界強化ファイズブラスターフォーム！, Saidai shutsuryoku no kurimuzon bodi! Genkai kyōka Faizu Burasutā Fōmu!)"|
|―Secondary activation announcement[src]|
|"(Right-hand Ridewatch's announcement)! Armor Time! Chou Energy! Faiz Blaster! Awakening!"|
|―Rider Armor transformation announcement[src]|
Faiz Blaster Form Ridewatch (ファイズブラスタフォームライドウォッチ, Faizu Burastā Fōmu Raidowotchi): Based on Kamen Rider Faiz Blaster Form, this Ridewatch would provide access to the FaizBlasterFormArmor. It is dated 2003, but shown on the Ziku-Driver's screen as FIN.
Another Faiz Watch (アナザーファイズウォッチ, Anazā Faizu Wotchi): A twisted version of the Faiz Ridewatch used to transform into Another Faiz.
|"Progrise! Standing by Complete! ExceedCharging Faiz! A shining red photon stream."|
|―Transformation announcement with the Hiden Zero-One Driver[src]|
|"Faiz Shinka Jinruishi!"|
Faiz Shinka Jinruishi Wonder Ride Book (ファイズ進化人類史ワンダーライドブック, Faizu Shinka Jinruishi Wandā Raido Bukku, lit. "Faiz Human Evolution History Wonder Ride Book") is based on Kamen Rider Faiz and his forms. The book's name is shortened to "Faiz" in the Swordriver's announcements.
Behind the scenes
Takumi Inui is portrayed by Kento Handa (半田 健人, Handa Kento), who reprised his role in Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai and would reprise it again in Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3. In Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen, Faiz was voiced by Shu Watanabe (渡部秀, Watanabe Shu), who plays Eiji Hino, the titular rider of Kamen Rider OOO.
As Kamen Rider Faiz, his suit actor was Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二, Takaiwa Seiji), who has been the suit actor for the majority of leading Heisei Kamen Riders (except Kuuga and Hibiki). In Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai, his suit actor was Kosuke Asai (浅井 宏輔, Asai Kōsuke).
As the leading Rider protagonist of Kamen Rider 555, Takumi Inui (Kamen Rider Faiz) is labeled Kamen Rider #19 (仮面ライダー19号, Kamen Raidā Jūkyūgō) and Heisei Rider #4 (平成ライダー4号, Heisei Raidā Yongō). 「Quiz! Decade Countdown!!」
Wolf Orphnoch was designed by Tamotsu Shinohara (篠原 保, Shinohara Tamotsu).
In the Korean dub of Kamen Rider 555 entitled Masked Rider Faiz (가면라이더 파이즈 Gamyeon Raideo Paijeu), which aired in South Korea, Takumi is renamed Teiji (테이지 in Hangul; 悌次 in kanji).
- His given name, Takumi translates to "adroit" which means skillful, relative to Takumi's several skills.
- Inui, his surname, is a pun on "Inu", the Japanese word for "dog". His Orphnoch form is based on the wolf, the ancestor of the domestic dog. Hilariously, despite having this surname, Takumi is a nekojita (cat tongue).
- Takumi is the first protagonist in the franchise to be a "none" human before becoming a Kamen Rider, already being the Wolf Orphnoch prior to receiving the Faiz Gear.
- He is also the second Rider to be a teenager, as most Riders are usually adults.
- With the Photon Blood inside the Faiz Gear hastening his genetic condition, Takumi is the first Rider to die from using his Rider powers.
- Currently, it is unrevealed whether said genetic condition is now cured, given how Takumi continues to fight as Faiz after his resurrection.
- Notably, among all the Heisei era protagonists, Takumi is the only one to defeat the Great Leader on his own, doing so in D-Video Special: Kamen Rider 4.
- The only other Riders to share this achievement is Shiro Kazami/Kamen Rider V3, Shigeru Jo/Kamen Rider Stronger, and possibly Kohtaro Minami/Kamen Rider Black (RX).
- Although many fans believed the motif of Kamen Rider Faiz's suit design is a firefly, it is in fact actually modeled after a shark, confirmed in the Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders Super Spin-off net movies. In Episode 5, it details Faiz's antennae looks like a shark's dorsal fin and his mouth plate has triangular designs resembling shark teeth.
- This would mean Faiz is the first shark-themed rider and predates Kamen Rider Abyss, who appeared in Kamen Rider Decade.
- In April of 2019, Shinichiro Shirakura told western fans that Faiz was indeed a shark-themed rider as one of the early concepts of the show was marine animal-themed Riders. He also confirms Faiz does not have a firefly motif.
- Check! Faiz vs. Dry Taste Jaws!!
- The Protector of Dreams
- A New President Appears
- The Wandering Spirit
- The Resurrection Riddle
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