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The Promise to Defend (守り抜く約束 Mamorinuku Yakusoku) is the eleventh episode of Kamen Rider Wizard.
While hunting down Gargoyle and having to deal with Kizaki, Kamen Rider Wizard appears to fall into a trap set up by Phoenix.
Asking Kizaki to let him talk to Naoki for a bit, Haruto learns the youth's reasons before Kizaki tells him that he will look after Naoki from now on. Later, after checking up on Wajima and learning that only one with magic like Haruto can use a Magic Ring, Kizaki sets up a decoy operation to keep the Phantoms' attention on him.
However, fighting a losing battle against the Ghouls, Kamen Rider Wizard Hurricane Style arrives to wipe out the monsters. Suddenly, Phoenix arrives and overpowers Wizard in Hurricane and Water Styles before "Naoki" is unmasked as Kizaki's aide. Confronting him about it, Haruto learns that Kizaki made a promise to Katayama to keep his son safe as he attempted to kill Gargoyle after the Phantom received order to create a Phantom from Naoki.
However, Medusa expected Kizaki's plan as she Gargoyle wait long enough for her suspicion to be correct when Naoki is about to be taken. Using the Plamonsters to hold Gargoyle at bay, Rinko takes Naoki to safety before the Phantom catches up to them. Once knocking Rinko out, Gargoyle reveals that he killed Naoki's father when he attempted to stop him.
This causes Naoki to blame himself as he begins to fall into despair as Haruto arrives with Kizaki, transforming into Wizard while Kizaki tends to Naoki and tells him not to give up. But as Naoki begins to crack, Wizard becomes Kamen Rider Wizard Flame Dragon to destroy Gargoyle before entering Naoki's Underworld to exterminate the youth's inner Phantom, Jörmungandr.
Later, Kizaki sends Wajima back to Omokagedo with the magic stone as his way of affirming Haruto as an ally.
- Haruto Soma (操真 晴人 Sōma Haruto): Shunya Shiraishi (白石 隼也 Shiraishi Shun'ya)
- Koyomi (コヨミ): Makoto Okunaka (奥仲 麻琴 Okunaka Makoto)
- Shunpei Nara (奈良 瞬平 Nara Shunpei): Junki Tozuka (戸塚 純貴 Totsuka Junki)
- Rinko Daimon (大門 凛子 Daimon Rinko): Yuko Takayama (高山 侑子 Takayama Yūko)
- Shigeru Wajima (輪島 繁 Wajima Shigeru): Hisahiro Ogura (小倉 久寛 Ogura Hisahiro)
- Kizaki (木崎 Kizaki): Naoki Kawano (川野 直輝 Kawano Naoki)
- Misa (Medusa) (ミサ (メデューサ) Misa (Medyūsa)): Erina Nakayama (中山 絵梨奈 Nakayama Erina)
- Yugo (Phoenix) (ユウゴ (フェニックス) Yūgo (Fenikkusu)): Atsumi (篤海)
- Manager of Donut Shop (ドーナツ屋店長 Dōnatsuya Tenchō): Kaba-chan (KABA.ちゃん)
- Worker of Donut Shop (ドーナツ屋店員 Dōnatsuya Ten'in): Ryo Tayano (田谷野 亮 Tayano Ryō)
- Narration (ナレーション Narēshon): Hiroaki Hirata (平田 広明 Hirata Hiroaki)
- Gargoyle (ガーゴイル Gāgoiru): Takehito Yamaji (山地 健仁 Yamaji Takehito)
- Naoki Katayama (片山 直己 Katayama Naoki): Takaaki Kuwashiro (桑代 貴明 Kuwashiro Takaaki)
- Yoshio Katayama (片山 義男 Katayama Yoshio): Wataru Shihoudou (四方堂 亘 Shihōdō Wataru)
- Member of National Security Bureau Section Zero: Jun Azumi (安澄 純 Azumi Jun)
- Rings Used:
- Transformation: Hurricane, Water, Flame, Flame Dragon
- Magic: Driver On, Connect, Copy (on the WizarSwordGun), Special, Engage, Kick Strike
- Style Used:
- Hurricane Style, Water Style, Flame Style, Flame Dragon
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters episode 39, Mission 39: Finishing Blow! Messiah's Fist.
- Viewership: 6.3%
- This is the first time Wizard goes into an Underworld in a form other then Flame Style. In this case, Flame Dragon.
- When Haruto used the Engage Ring while in Flame Dragon, the WizarDriver flashed The White Wizard's symbol.