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"Rejoice! The one to inherit all Rider powers, the King of time who will rule over the past and the future. And his name is Kamen Rider Zi-O!"
―Woz's announcement of Zi-O.[src]

The Mysterious Prophet Woz (謎の予言者ウォズ Nazo no Yogen-sha Wozu), alternatively spelt Wars[1], is a zealous supporter of Oma Zi-O from 2068 who travels back in time to 2018 and assists Sougo Tokiwa in order to help him become Oma Zi-O.

He will later transform into Kamen Rider Woz (仮面ライダーウォズ Kamen Raidā Wozu).[2]

History

The birth of Zi-O

Woz appeared before Sougo in anticipation of his first transformation into Zi-O, congratulating him and warning him vaguely of Geiz's Time Mazine before disappearing. When Sougo encountered Another Build, Woz appeared again to encourage Sougo to transform into Zi-O, providing him with the Ziku-Driver. Kingdom 2068

Obtaining Build's Power

Woz once again appears after Sougo's narrow escape from Geiz, which greatly startled the future monarch. Woz reveals that Sougo eventually rises to become King through military conquest using the power of Zi-O. He proclaims that he is Sougo's ally and that all his efforts will be toward keeping Sougo on the path to become the demon king. He warns Sougo of the Time Jackers and their aim to raise a new king to usurp Zi-O. However, Woz immediately disappears after giving this warning.

Woz appears again in Sougo's home to inform him of the circumstances of Another Build. He reveals that due to the Time Jackers' alteration of history, the kaijin is now considered the true Kamen Rider Build. He also informs Sougo that even though he is destined to be king, he is unable to defeat Another Build even while Geiz combats him.

Woz appears during Sougo's contemplation of using the Build Ridewatch, with Sougo confused at his presence in the year 2017. He tells Sougo that by using the Ridewatch, he accepts inheriting the power of Kamen Rider Build. He asks if he is willing to accept the responsibility of that power to which Sougo replies with an enthusiastic affirmative. After Sougo dons the Build Armor, Woz joyfully announces his king's inheritance of his first Rider power.

Obtaining Ex-Aid's Power

Obtaining Fourze's Power

Woz appearing before Sougo as the latter was chasing Yamabuki Karin. Sougo the proceed to ask Woz if the Another Riders are behind the incident, which Woz affirms, but he later admits that he didn't really know the details. However, Woz tells Sougo that the incident starts with 'Shooting Star' before disappearing once more.

Obtaining Faiz's Power

Woz was mentioned by Sougo as Kusaka explained his motives and the origin of Ryuichi Sakuma and Yamabuki Karin. Sougo realizes that 'Shooting Star' is actually Ryusei Academy, which Tsukuyomi affirms

Obtaining Wizard's Power

Woz saves Geiz from falling down to his death by Schwarz's powers, but Geiz refused being saved by him, despite how they've known each other as "old friends".

Obtaining Genm's Power

Obtaining OOO's power

Personality

Woz proudly supports Sougo as the identity of Oma Zi-O, assisting him as much as he can. His motivations for doing so are unknown. He will also go in lengths to protect Sougo, as demonstrated when he appeared and attacked Another Fourze.

While Geiz and Tsukuyomi are very wary of his presence, it also shows that Woz is trying to manipulate Sougo into becoming Oma Zi-O. He even shows signs of skepticism of the boy's intention of changing his destiny. Woz also shows strong distaste towards other people other than his master who proclaim themselves to be kings who abuse their power, such as in the case of Kuroto Dan who used the power of Another OOO to declare war against the world.

Powers and Abilities

  • Time Travel: Woz possesses the ability to travel back and forth across the timeline. This often comes to the confusion of Sougo Tokiwa, as Woz tends to appear suddenly and without the apparent use of a Time Mazine. Best Match 2017
  • Superhuman Strength: Woz effortlessly blocked a punch from Another Fourze with his bare hand.
  • Energy Attack: Woz has been shown to be able release an energy attack from his hand, which he uses to knock Another Fourze away.
  • Flight: Woz possesses the ability to fly. Magic Showtime 2018

Forms

Woz uses a variant of Ridewatches called Miridewatches in the BeyonDriver to transform into Kamen Rider Woz[2] and access forms based on Kamen Riders of the future.[3]

Kamen Rider Woz
Kamen Rider Woz

Woz

"Future Time! Sugoi! Jidai! Mirai! Kamen Rider Woz! Woz!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Woz transforms into Kamen Rider Woz (仮面ライダーウォズ Kamen Raidā Wozu) using the Woz Miridewatch. His visor reads "Rider" (ライダー Raidā) in katakana.

This form's finishing attack is Time Explosion (タイムエクスプロージョン Taimu Ekusupurōjon).

Future Ring Shinobi
Woz Shinobi

Future Ring Shinobi

Future Ring Shinobi (フューチャーリングシノビ Fyūchā Ringu Shinobi) is Woz's Kamen Rider Shinobi-based form accessed using the Shinobi Miridewatch in the Beyondriver. Its visor spells out "Shinobi" (シノビ) in katakana.[3]

Future Ring Quiz
Woz Quiz

Future Ring Quiz

Future Ring Quiz (フューチャーリングクイズ Fyūchā Ringu Kuizu) is Woz's Kamen Rider Quiz-based form accessed using the Quiz Miridewatch in the Beyondriver. Its visor spells out "Quiz" (クイズ Kuizu) in katakana.[3]

Future Ring Kikai
Woz Kikai

Future Ring Kikai

Future Ring Kikai (フューチャーリングキカイ Fyūchā Ringu Kikai) is Woz's Kamen Rider Kikai-based form accessed using the Kikai Miridewatch in the Beyondriver. Its visor spells out "Kikai" (キカイ) in katakana.[3]


Equipment

Devices

Weapons

Relationships

  • Sougo Tokiwa/Kamen Rider Zi-O: Woz is the zealous believer of Oma Zi-O. As he believed Sougo to be the evil Oma Zi-O, Woz helps Sougo in his journey to becoming a devil king, even giving the Ziku Driver to show his support. He was surprised to hear that Sougo wanted to be a benevolent ruler but still chose to follow him anyway. He refers Sougo as My lord (我が魔王 Waga Maou, shortened for "My overlord"). While in return, Sougo is baffled due to Woz always appearing from nowhere, even when he was on different Timeline without apparent use of Time Mazine. Eventually, Sougo become used to Woz appearances and even casually greeting him.
  • Geiz Myoukouin/Kamen Rider Geiz: Woz and Geiz known each other as "old friends". As Sworz used his power to cause Geiz to fall, Woz saved him.
  • Tsukyomi: She knew Woz.

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Woz is portrayed by Keisuke Watanabe (渡邊圭祐 Watanabe Keisuke).

Notes

  • Woz has a book titled Great Calamity Coming Calendar (逢魔降臨暦 Ōma Kōrin Reki).
  • During Woz's narrations at the start and end of each episode, a repaint version of Cronus's giant ornamental clock can be seen behind him.
  • Woz's Rider design is based on the Smartwatch: like the Apple Watch, along with its color scheme is very similar to Kamen Rider Necrom's Rider design from Kamen Rider Ghost.
  • Woz's Future Ring forms are a play on the words "featuring" and "future".
  • Fitting with his smart-watch motif, his forms are slimmer and less bulky.

Appearances


References

Sougo Tokiwa - Geiz Myoukouin - Oma Zi-O - Woz
Future Kamen Riders

Kamen Rider Shinobi - Kamen Rider Quiz - Kamen Rider Kikai

Ridewatches - Ziku-Driver - Miridewatches - BeyonDriver - Zikan Girade - Zikan Zax - Ride HeiSaber - Zikan Despear - Saikyo Girade - Zikan Zaclaw - Faizphone X - Taka Watchroid - Kodama Suika Arms - Ride Striker - Time Mazine
Others/Terminology
Rider Armors - Ridewatch Holder - Great Calamity Coming Calendar - Time Break/Burst
Allies
Kujigoji-do: Geiz Myoukouin - Tsukuyomi - Junichiro Tokiwa
Others
Resistance: Resistance Captain
555: Takumi Inui - Masato Kusaka
OOO: Eiji Hino
Fourze: Gentaro Kisaragi
Wizard: Kosuke Nitoh
Gaim: Kouta Kazuraba - Kaito Kumon
Ghost: Takeru Tenkuji - Makoto Fukami
Ex-Aid: Emu Hojo - Hiiro Kagami - Kuroto Dan
Build: Sento Kiryu - Ryuga Banjo
Others
Chuta Ohsugi - Daita Kondou - Chikao Nezu - Hina Izumi - Shibuya Hachioji - Narita Kisarazu
Sworz - Heure - Ora
Movie Exclusive
Tid
Another Build - Another Ex-Aid - Another Fourze - Another Faiz - Another Wizard - Another OOO - Another Gaim - Another Ghost - Another Den-O - Another Double
Other Villains
Imagins: Futaros