Icon-drive.png This article is about a/an episode in Kamen Rider Drive.

What Is in the Belt's Past? (ベルトの過去になにがあったのか Beruto no Kako ni Nani ga Atta no ka) is the tenth episode of Kamen Rider Drive.


Shinnosuke and Kiriko investigate a series of power outages that they believe to be caused by the Roidmudes, but it only brings up questions of Mr. Belt's past when Heart himself becomes involved.


Special Investigation Unit discovered that Shinnosuke's birthday is around the Christmas Eve, December 24 but he didn't excited about it due to receiving only one gift that represent both birthday and Christmas gift each year. While debating for Shinnosuke's gift, suddenly a strange blackout occur within the city which even affected several cars and even backup electricity supplies. Mr. Belt and Tridoron seemed unaffected due to their Core Driviars.

Somewhere in the location of Volt Roidmude's demise, Volt was revived again when several lightning bolts struck his device. Back at the Unit's base, they realised that Volt was seen again by several citizens in his human form, Goro Minami. According to Genpachiro, the real Goro Minami died three months earlier and Volt also supposedly met his demise after Drive killed him. Searching for clues regarding the late author in a library, they found his final works, The Dark Eve which was about a mad revolutionist creating a city-wide blackout, hinting Volt's plan but the story remained unfinished since he had died sometime later. Chase appeared in the library and challenged Shinnosuke to a fight. When Heart tried to join the fray, Mr. Belt orders them to retreat.

At the Drive Pit, he revealed to Shinnosuke that Heart was his murderer during his final days as a human named Krim Steinbelt. Bringing Shinnosuke to his mansion's ruin, he revealed his history: Fifteen years ago, his friend Dr. Banno made three advanced androids called Roidmudes. However, when his development had hit the dead end, he pleaded Krim's help as he gave the prototype of Core Driviars but soon it made the first three Roidmudes rebel and kill Dr. Banno as well as Krim Steinbelt. Fortunately, he uploaded consciousness into the Drive Driver. Before the Global Freeze, he managed to call forth Protodrive and beginning the operation to destroy all Roidmudes.

Revisiting Volt Ridmude's hideout, Kiriko stumbled upon Goro Minami's magazine when suddenly a Heavy Acceleration wave released. Volt communicated with Kiriko via a phone, telling her that he "no longer existed" in this world but his creation would exist to relaunch the Dark Eve and cancelled the Heavy Acceleration wave. She passed the information to Shinnosuke but as he went out, Heart stopped him and revealed that he was the first Roidmude to evolve and "killed" Protodrive. Refusing Mr. Belt's orders, Shinnosuke as Drive fights Heart even with the help of Shift Cars and Tridoron but he resisted and became stronger compared to his earlier days when killing Protodrive. Heart lifts Drive and prepared to initiate Dead Zone but Drive as Type Technic pumped electricity to accelerate the process, willing to sacrifice his own life in order to kill Heart as he ordered Belt to leave.


Guest Cast

Suit actors

Shift Cars

  • Car Used:
    • Type Change: Shift Speed, Shift Technic, Shift Wild
    • Tire Exchange: Midnight Shadow, Spin Mixer
  • Type Used:


Kamen Rider Drive's 4 Shift Cars

  • Closing Screen Shift Car
    • Kamen Rider: Drive
    • Shift Cars: Shift Technic, Spin Mixer, Midnight Shadow, Shift Wild
  • Roidmude Count
    • Appearing/Casualties: Chase, 001 (flashback), Heart, 003 (flashback), Volt (flashback)
    • Count at episode end: 90 out of 108
  • Answer to the episode's question: The Belt was Krim, his friend invented the Roidmudes, the first three Roidmudes attacked Krim's mansion, and Heart defeated Protodrive.
  • This is the first episode Brain doesn't appear in since his debut. However in episode 26, Roidmude 003 in Mr. Belt's flashback would revealed as Brain's Plain form.
  • This is the first episode where Drive does not assume a Tire Exchange mode in Type Wild and Type Technic.
  • Final appearance of Drive's Type Speed Mixer.

DVD releases

Kamen Rider Drive Volume 3, DVD cover

Kamen Rider Drive Volume 3 features episode 9-12: How Can I Get Used to the Cool Body?, What is in the Belt's Past?, Who Can Prevent the Dark Christmas Eve? and Where Did That White Kamen Rider Come From? [1]
Collection 1 comes with 12 episodes.

External links


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.