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This is the Path of Destruction (コレが滅の生きる道 Kore ga Horobi no Ikiru Michi) is the thirty-fourth episode of Kamen Rider Zero-One. It features Naki's new physical body and the first appearance of the Uchuyaro Raiden Progrisekey.
Aruto visits a local vegetable plantation and factory, only to discover that since most of their operations were conducted under AI, since the Humagear recall all production has stopped, leaving them alone and confused! Aruto, after hearing their complaint, decides to restore the Agricultural Management-Type Humagear Midori and deliver it to the factory! The factory manager is overjoyed by Midori's return, however, suddenly Horobi launches an attack on the same vegetable factory!
Aruto and Izu visit a mini-farm in which varieties of vegetables are grown throughout the year with perfect management of artificial environment, and all that was possible through the help of A.I., including the Humagear Midori. Midori arrives their and offers Aruto lettuce, which he finds to be very delicious. Aruto makes a pun on lettuce and let us, but the farm owner could not get it.
Meanwhile, Yua arrives at MetsubouJinrai's base and is welcomed by Jin. Jin tells her that he is required to free Naki and Yua's knowledge as ZAIA's Techinal Head, but Yua informs him that she left ZAIA. Jin asks her to bring Fuwa and begin with their project, as it would also benefit her. Meanwhile, at Hiden Intelligence, Sanzo is preparing tea for Gai. Jun and Sanzo gossip about a patch on Gai's cheek which he received from Yua's punch. Sanzo offers Gai the tea, but Gai comments that 72℃ is too hot for him, and the tea must be at 60℃.
While exploring the farm, Aruto meets Koichi, the farm owner's son and heir to the farm. Aruto comments that through technology, humans have greatly developed agriculture. Horobi arrives there and declares that humans have deteriorated the environment through their acts and the planet must be cleaned of such arrogant beings. Horobi orders Aruto to give him Ikazuchi's data key, but Aruto denies. They both engage in a battle, and Horobi captures Midori and orders Aruto to give him Ikazuchi's data key by tomorrow morning at Daybreak. Fuwa arrives there, only to find that Horobi had already left. Izu notices that Fuwa was losing his concentration due to what Gai told him. On his way, Fuwa meets Yua, who also asks him about the recent event. Fuwa says that he is not interested in his true past, and Yua asks him to follow her to know about it from Naki. While Fuwa continues to talk, she hits him on his neck, and then drags him to the base. Meanwhile, at the farm, the farm owner, despite having a broken arm, continues ro work. Koichi requests his father to rest, but the latter continues to work. Realizing that without Midori it is getting difficult to work, Koichi decides to buy a ZAIA Spec. At the same time, Jun presents Gai with the sales report of ZAIA Spec, and Gai orders them to contact ZAIA to begin their project with Raidrisers.
At HIDEN Manufacturing, Izu gives Aruto Ikazuchi's data key. She warns him that giving it to Horobi carries the risk of reviving MetsubouJinrai.net. Aruto realises it, but at the same time, wonders if there is a way to return Horobi's original memories. While at Daybreak, Yua continues to work on extracting Naki from Fuwa's chip. Fuwa suddenly awakens, but Yua hits him unconscious again. Seeing Fuwa screaming, Jin worries if Fuwa will endure this pain. A captured Midori scolds Horobi for fighting humans and asks his origin, but he slaps her, claiming that his life is only for serving the Ark.
Meanwhile, Izu analyses Ikazuchi's data and restores his data as Uchuyaro Raiden. He also discovers that Soreo Hiden was the basis of Horobi as a Parent-type Humagear. Aruto remembers that Hakase Bot also told him about it.
The next day, Aruto and Horobi meet at Daybreak Town. Aruto tells Horobi that he was a Parent, but Horobi constantly argues for Ikazuchi's data. Aruto tosses the key towards him and in return Midori is set free. But she is instantly hit by Acid Analyze and gets destroyed for being loyal to humans. Aruto and Horobi engage in a battle and Aruto defeats the latter with his Final Strash and obtains Ikazuchi's key back.
Koichi activates his new ZAIA Spec and feels like a Humagear. But suddenly, he and all other ZAIA Spec users go berserk and begin to jeopardize the city. Jun and Sanzo rush to Gai and tell him that ZAIA's systems have been breached, and Gai realises that the only one capable of breaching the firewall, Naki, has been revived. Izu notifies Aruto about the situation, which makes Horobi extremely happy. Suddenly Jin arrives and snatches Ikazuchi's data key from Aruto, and Aruto questions Jin about his goal to free Humagears.
- Aruto Hiden (飛電 或人 Hiden Aruto): Fumiya Takahashi (高橋 文哉 Takahashi Fumiya)
- Isamu Fuwa (不破 諫 Fuwa Isamu): Ryutaro Okada (岡田 龍太郎 Okada Ryūtarō)
- Izu (イズ): Noa Tsurushima (鶴嶋 乃愛 Tsurushima Noa)
- Yua Yaiba (刃 唯阿 Yaiba Yua): Hiroe Igeta (井桁 弘恵 Igeta Hiroe)
- Jin (迅): Daisuke Nakagawa (中川 大輔 Nakagawa Daisuke)
- Horobi (滅): Syuya Sunagawa (砂川 脩弥 Sunagawa Syuya)
- Gai Amatsu (天津 垓 Amatsu Gai): Nachi Sakuragi (桜木 那智 Sakuragi Nachi)
- Jun Fukuzoe (福添 准 Fukuzoe Jun): Kazuya Kojima (児嶋 一哉 Kojima Kazuya)
- Sanzo Yamashita (山下 三造 Yamashita Sanzō): Arata Saeki (佐伯 新 Saeki Arata)
- Naki (亡): Satsuki Nakayama (中山 咲月 Nakayama Satsuki)
- Hiden Zero-One Driver, A.I.M.S. Shot Riser, MetsubouJinrai Force Riser, ZAIA Slashriser, Raidriser, Attache Weapons: Maynard Plant (メイナード・プラント Meinādo Puranto), Blaise Plant (ブレイズ・プラント Bureizu Puranto)
- Narration: Kōichi Yamadera (山寺 宏一 Yamadera Kōichi)
- Midori (ミドリ): Yukina Ito (伊藤 有希菜 Itō Yukina)
- Hatakeyama (畑山): Hideyuki Yamashiro (山城 秀之 Yamashiro Hideyuki)
- Koichi Hatakeyama (畑山 耕一 Hatakeyama Kōichi): Tensei Fukuchi (福地 展成 Fukuchi Tensei)
- Kamen Rider Zero-One: Yuya Nawata (縄田 雄哉 Nawata Yūya)
- Kamen Rider Jin: Eitoku (永徳)
- Kamen Rider Horobi: Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji)
Forms and Collectibles Used
- Key Used:
- Shining Hopper, MetalCluster Hopper
- Burning Falcon
- Sting Scorpion
- Form Used:
- Shining Hopper, MetalCluster Hopper
- Burning Falcon
- Sting Scorpion
- to be added
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Mashin Sentai Kiramager episode 9, Episode 9: This Is My Youthful Path of Karuta.
- Closing Screen Progrisekeys:
- Kamen Riders: Zero-One, Jin
- Zero-One: Shining Hopper
- Jin: Burning Falcon
- Count at episode end
- Progrisekeys in Zero-One's possession: Rising Hopper, Biting Shark, Flying Falcon, Flaming Tiger, Freezing Bear, Breaking Mammoth, Shining Hopper, Hopping Kangaroo, MetalCluster Hopper
- Progrisekeys in Vulcan's possession: Shooting Wolf, Punching Kong, Gatling Hedgehog, Trapping Spider, Assault Wolf, Rampage Gatling
- Progrisekeys in Valkyrie's possession: Rushing Cheetah, Lightning Hornet, Fighting Jackal
- Progrisekeys in Jin's possession: Burning Falcon
- Progrisekeys in Horobi's possession: Sting Scorpion
- Progrisekeys in Thouser's possession: Amazing Caucasus, Sparking Giraffe, Exciting Stag, Crushing Buffalo, Splashing Whale, Dynamaiting Lion, Storming Penguin, Scouting Panda
- Zetsumerisekeys in Thouser's possession: Awaking Arsino, Berotha, Kuehne, Ekal, Neohi, Onycho, Vicarya, Gaeru, Mammoth, Dodo, Arsino
- The episode title features the kanji for Horobi's name, which translates to "destroy" and contrasts with 生き (iki), which translates to "living".
- This episode marks the return of Zero-One Shining Hopper since episode 17.
- And features the last appearance of Zero-One Shining Hopper.
- The character Midori could be a reference to the episode airing before Midori Day (May 4)
- TV Asahi's official episode guide for コレが滅の生きる道
- KR Official's official episode guide for コレが滅の生きる道
- JAE's official episode guide for コレが滅の生きる道