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"Do you know? A dream is the same as a curse. Those who fail are forever cursed. Or so I hear..."
―Yuji when explaining to another Orphnoch about dreams right before attacking him[src]

Yuji Kiba (木場 勇治, Kiba Yūji) is the one of the primary characters that appeared in Kamen Rider 555. He was a young man who became the Horse Orphnoch (ホースオルフェノク, Hōsu Orufenoku) after dying as a result of a car crash, although he lived in a comatose state for two years.

History

Kamen Rider Faiz

Originally human, Yuji became a Natural Orphnoch after dying within two years when he was in a coma as a result of horrific car crash which killed his parents. Once revived, Yuji was astonished by the horrific changes from his parents' death to overhearing that his uncle forsaken him and sold his family's company. Though it got worse when Yuji learns that his girlfriend Chie Morishita left him for his cousin named Kazuaki Kiba, he lost control when he confronts the new boyfriend as he assumes his Orphnoch form to kill him in a maddened rage before realizing what he had done and attempts suicide, finding himself in a Smart Brain owned mansion and meeting Smart Lady, explaining his current status. When he is called by Chie later, he is heartbroken when she names him the culprit in Kazuaki's murder, outrunning the police before he murders Chie out of scorn. After finding Yuka, Yuji meets with Smart Brain's temporary CEO Eiichi Toda, who reveals more information of the Orphnoch and Smart Brain's goal. After hearing the genocidal intent, Yuji quickly comes to deplore the organization's tactics and resolved to become an Orphnoch who will protect humans and fight Smart Brain. However, Yuji becomes a rival of Faiz, fighting him every time they encountered one another until they learned each others' true identity and intent.

Unfortunately, Masato Kusaka uses the Faiz Gear to trick Yuji to think that Takumi is a bad guy. He also lies to Takumi that Yuji is the one who stole the Faiz Gear, making both Yuji and Takumi become rivals once again. However, after knowing that Takumi is Wolf Orphnoch, Yuji starts to reconcile with Takumi. Unfortunately, Takumi loses his confidence and gives the Faiz Gear to Yuji for a short time. Yuji becomes Faiz for some time until he saves Takumi from his near death from Kyouji Murakami. He later gives back the Faiz Gear to Takumi.

Yuji as Kaixa holds Arc Orphnoch.

After he believed Yuka to have been killed by the police, Yuji turns against his ideals and eventually replaces Murakami as the chairman of Smart Brain. He later kills Masato and claims his Kaixa Driver. Yuji eventually fought Takumi, and Yuji was defeated. However, Takumi didn't finish him, since Yuji was still a human. Yuji then revived his faith in humanity again and helps Takumi and Shuji Mihara fight the Arch Orphnoch. In the end, Yuji was mortally wounded by the Arch Orphnoch, but used his remaining lifespan to grab the monster, allow Faiz to execute his Rider Kick.

Kamen Rider 555: Hyper Battle Video

Yuji, Yuka and Naoya are given a boom box by a rapping Smart Lady who reveals that it's part of a new plan by Smart Brain to invoke people into singing all over Japan. The reason: To get the three Rider Belts back.

Takumi and Mari are suddenly transported to another dimension of sorts with Yuji, Yuka and Noya now in flashy outfits and Smart Lady still rapping with three revived Orphenoch.

Mari then reveals the Faiz Sounder, the boom box that Smart Lady had been using as part of the plan and hands it to Faiz. After inserting the Mission Memory, the boom box converts into two cannons which Faiz uses to finish off the Orphenochs. Smart Lady begs to be with the winning side as they did the closing number without her. In the end, it turns out that the whole ordeal was nothing more than a dream.

Kamen Rider Taisen

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Yuji appears as the Horse Orphnoch in a flashback fighting Kaixa while Faiz fought the Arch Orphnoch in a Takumi's flashback in Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai. Masato died after being defeated by the Horse Orphnoch.

D-Video Special: Kamen Rider 4

Duel! The True Identity of Shocker's Great Leader

Though not making any direct appearances, Yuji as the Horse Orphnoch briefly appears in Naoya's flashback when he explains Takumi's backstory to Shinnosuke and Yuto. Takumi also briefly thinks of Yuji and the others while contemplating about his current situation. Duel! The True Identity of Shocker's Great Leader

Video Game appearances

Kamen Rider 555 video game

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The Horse Orphnoch is one of several Orphnoch who are playable in the Kamen Rider 555 video game.

Kamen Rider Battride War

The Horse Orphnoch leading Riotroopers as seen in Battride War.

The Horse Orphnoch appears as a boss in the video game Kamen Rider: Battride War.

Kamen Rider Battride War Genesis

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The Horse Orphnoch reappears as a boss in the video game Kamen Rider: Battride War Genesis.

All Kamen Rider: Rider Revolution

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Yuji Kiba as Horse Orphnoch and Orga, appeared as an unlockable character in this game. His Rider Ability is Gallop Mode and his Finisher is transform into Orga and executes Orga Stlash.

Kamen Rider Battle Rush

Horse Orphnoch appears as a playable and support character in the video game Kamen Rider Battle Rush using Orga Stlash.


Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbaride

Horse Orphnoch card

Kamen Rider Orga and Horse Orphnoch as support characters appeared in Kamen Rider Battle Ganbaride.

Other Game appearances

Battle Spirits

Horse Orphnoch appears with other Kamen Riders and Monters in Battle Spirits.


Personality

In terms of mannerisms, Yuji Kiba can be considered an opposite of Takumi Inui. While Takumi was initially an aloof individual, Yuji acted in a friendly and polite manner in general, being regarded highly by his peers. Furthermore, whereas Takumi greatly despised himself for being an Orphnoch, Yuji did not show as much self-hatred, despite his similarly painful past.

From the emotional wounds he received by his former loved ones, Yuji greatly despises traitors, to the point of going berserk if significantly pushed. Evidently, the accumulated cruelty he suffered eventually proved too much for Yuji, causing him to lose faith in humanity, becoming very cold and cynical. However, from Takumi's actions, Yuij ultimately began to regain his former self, dying in an act of selfless valor.

Forms

Fight Mode

Horse Orphnoch

Statistics

  • Height: 210 cm.[1]
  • Weight: 137 kg.[1]

Senses:

  • Hearing: 5 km.[2]

Ability Parameters:

  • Punching Power: 2 t.[2]

Fight Mode (格闘態, Kakutō-tai) is the main form of Horse Orphnoch with, carrying a sword named the "Horse Sword" (ホースソード, Hōsu Sōdo). He is an extremely powerful Orphnoch, at least as strong as members of the Lucky Clover group, if not more so.

Powers and Abilities

  • Human Mode: As all his race, he can transform from human to Orphnoch.
  • Creation of Orphnoch: As Orphnoch, he can used his horse Sword for eliminated the hearts of the victims in burst of flames.
  • Superhuman strength: He has great physical strength.
  • Superhuman Endurance: He can continue during the battles.

Gallop Mode

Gallop Mode

Statistics

  • Height: 365 cm.[1]
  • Weight: 510 kg.[1]

Ability Parameters:

  • Maximum Jump Height: 30 m.[1]
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 1 sec.[note 1]

Fight Mode is able to assume a centaur-like Gallop Mode (疾走態, Shissō-tai)

Powers and abilities

  • Human Mode: As all his race, he can transform from human to Orphnoch.
  • Creation of Orphnoch: As Orphnoch, he can used his horse Sword for eliminated the hearts of the victims in burst of flames.
  • Dash form: With is form, increases his size and can smash to his opponents.
  • Superhuman strength: He has great physical strength, his form can push to his enemies.
  • Superhuman Endurance: He can continue during the battles and chase to his enemies.

Raging Mode

Raging Mode

Statistics

Ability Parameters:

The Horse Orphnoch can evolve into its more powerful Raging Mode (激情態, Gekijōtai) form. During the final episode of the TV series, Horse Orphnoch evolved into Raging Mode during his final battle with Faiz Blaster Form, but reverted back to his normal form prior to his death.

Powers and abilities

  • Human Mode: As all his race, he can transform from human to Orphnoch.
  • Creation of Orphnoch: As Orphnoch, he can used his horse Sword for eliminated the hearts of the victims in burst of flames.
  • Superhuman strength: He has great physical strength.

This form is exclusive to 555 Episode 50.


Kamen Rider Faiz

Kamen Rider Faiz

"Complete!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics

  • Rider Height: 186 cm.[6]
  • Rider Weight: 91 kg.[6]

Rider Senses:

Ability Parameters:

  • Punching Power: 2.5 t.[6]
  • Kicking Power: 5 t.[6]
  • Maximum Jump Height: 35 m.[6]
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 5.8 sec.[6]

Special Attacks:

When Takumi was revealed to be the Wolf Orphnoch and declared himself unworthy of the title, he asked Yuji to become Kamen Rider Faiz in his place.

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 gauntlets 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.

Appearances: 555 Episodes 36-39


Axel Form

Axel Form

"Complete!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics

  • Rider Height: 186 cm.[10]
  • Rider Weight: 91 kg.[10]

Ability Parameters:

  • Punching Power: 3.75 t.[10]
  • Kicking Power: 7.5 t.[10]
  • Maximum Jump Height: 52.5 m.[10]
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 0.0058 sec.[10]

Special Attacks:

  • Grand Impact: 7.8 t.[10]
  • Strengthened Crimson Smash: 25.5 t.[10]

Axel Form (アクセルフォーム, Akuseru Fōmu) is a form where Faiz can now move at the speed of sound for usually 10 seconds, his physical attacks also becomes 1.5 times stronger and he can perform a new variety of his regular finishing techniques.

The wearer must be in Faiz’s basic form to transform, with the Faiz Axel watch attached, transferring the Axel Memory from it to the Faiz Driver. When this is complete, the Full Metal Lung chest plates will rise out of their recesses and rotate from the scapula to form shoulder pads and reveal the Faiz Core in the center of the chest.

The Sol Foam remains black, while the Photon Streams turn silver and the Ultimate Finder turns red and "Start Up" begins. Once Faiz has reverted after "Time Out", the Mission Memory keys are returned to their respective holders. The transformation usually fatigues Faiz and has never been done 2 times in the same scene. This ability was used mainly by Takumi, the suit's predominant user, though Yuji used it once when he took over temporarily as Faiz.

Appearances: 555 Episode 38


Kamen Rider Kaixa

Kamen Rider Kaixa

"Complete!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics

  • Rider Height: 189 cm.[11]
  • Rider Weight: 95 kg.[11]

Rider Senses:

Ability Parameters:

  • Punching Power: 3 t.[11]
  • Kicking Power: 7 t.[11]
  • Maximum Jump Height: 30 m.[11]
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m. per 6.3 sec.[11]

Special Attacks:

After losing his love for humans and deciding he was purely an Orphnoch, Yuji killed Masato and took the Kaixa Gear, fighting for Smart Brain, and, by extension, against Faiz and Delta. However, after losing to Takumi, he used the Kaixa Gear to help him defeat the Orphnoch King.

Once transformation is completed, the Kaixa Armor has several key features in its design to protect protection to the user. Like all gear, the Kaixa armor manifests when the Kaixa 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 two yellow Photon Streams lines that gives Kaixa greater strength at the cost of speed. The steams end at the Photon Terminals at the gauntlets and Power Anklet greaves, the right Anklet having a Energy Holster that the Kaixa Pointer can be connected it. The helmet is unique due to its Global Feeler antenna to link up to Smart Brain's networks and the X Finder visor that gives Kaixa incredible vision to see in darkness, giving the illusion of a glowing eye, and a limited amount of x-ray vision.

Appearances: 555 Episodes 48-50


Equipment

Devices

Weapons

  • SB-555H Faiz Edge - A lightsabre-like sword that can be stored in Autovajin.
  • SB-913X Kaixa Blaygun - A special weapon that is both a pistol, a dagger and a lightsaber.
  • Horse Sword: - His sword is his principal weapon against his opponents.

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Yuji Kiba was portrayed by the late Masayuki Izumi (泉 政行, Izumi Masayuki). As Kamen Rider Kaixa and the Horse Orphnoch, his suit actor was Makoto Ito (伊藤 慎, Itō Makoto).

Ethomology

His surname is a homophone for Kiba (騎馬), meaning "horse-rider", which relates to his nature as the Horse Orphnoch.

Concept Art

Horse Orphnoch was designed by Tamotsu Shinohara (篠原 保, Shinohara Tamotsu).


Notes

  • Interestingly, despite evolving into his Raging Mode Form in the finale of Kamen Rider Faiz, Yuji is not shown using it when fighting the Orphnoch King, instead transforming into his regular Orphnoch form.
    • This is possibly due to Yuji regaining his humanity near the end, with his devolvement symbolizing Yuji dying as his former self; a kind man who sought to use his powers to help others.

Appearances

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 TV Asahi. (2003). Horse Orphnoch.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kodansha. (2003). Masked Rider 555: Illustrated Super Encyclopedia. p. 4, 16, 36-37. ISBN 978-4063044935.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Shogakukan. (2004). Masked Rider 555: Complete Works. Second Volume. p. 17, 31. ISBN 978-4091014955.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Kodansha. (2003). Masked Rider 555 & Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger: Movie Super Encyclopedia. p. 20. ISBN 978-4063044904.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Kodansha. (2004). Televi Magazine. February Issue. p.124.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 TV Asahi. (2003). Kamen Rider Faiz.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Tokuma Shoten. (2003). Masked Rider Faiz 1. p. 7, 10, 15, 17. ISBN 978-4197605378.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Shogakukan. (2003). Masked Rider 555: Complete Works. First Volume. p. 16, 31. ISBN 978-4091014917.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Kamen Rider Official Data/Perfect File.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 TV Asahi. (2003). Kamen Rider Faiz Axel Form.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 TV Asahi. (2003). Kamen Rider Kaixa.

Footnotes

  1. 360 km/h.[1]
  2. 35 m. with one leg[5]
  3. 350 km/h.[4][5]

See also

Icon-faiz.png Kamen Rider 555
Kamen Riders
Kamen Rider Faiz: Takumi Inui - Yuji Kiba - Akai - Naoya Kaido - Itsuro Takuma - Masato Kusaka
Kamen Rider Kaixa: Masato Kusaka - Kouta Takamiya - Kiyotaka Nishida - Takahisa Shindo - Saeko Kageyama - Yuji Kiba - Keitaro Kikuchi (Paradise Lost) - Higashino (Manga) - Nishijima (manga) - Mayu (manga) - Kaixa Corps (manga) - Nozomi Munemiya (manga)
Kamen Rider Delta: Shuji Mihara - Saya Kimura - Kitazaki - Masato Kusaka - Takumi Inui - Rina Abe - Kyouji Murakami - Kyosuke Tokumoto - Ken Arai - Yuki Kawachi - Kikyou Nonomura (manga)
Riotrooper - Leo - Yuji Kiba
Stageshow-exclusive: Takuma Itsurou - Kamen Rider Beta - Kamen Rider Gamma - Dark Rider - Dark Slasher
Rider Arsenal
Mission Memories - Smart Pad
Faiz (Φ): Faiz Driver - Faiz Phone - Faiz Pointer- Faiz Shot - Faiz Edge - Faiz Axel - Faiz Blaster - Faiz Sounder
Kaixa (Χ): Kaixa Driver - Kaixa Phone - Kaixa Pointer - Kaixa Blaygun - Kaixa Shot
Delta (Δ): Delta Driver - Delta Phone - Delta Mover - Delta Blaster
Riotroopers (O): Smart Buckle - Axel Ray Gun - Flying Attacker (Decade)
Psyga (Ψ): Psyga Driver - Psyga Phone - Psyga Tonfa Edge - Flying Attacker
Orga (Ω): Orga Driver - Orga Phone - Orga Stlanzer
Concept Systems
Kamen Rider Neo-Alpa (α) - Kamen Rider Seeda (ϑ) - Kamen Rider Pyron (π)
Vehicles
Auto Vajin - Side Basshar - Jet Sliger - Gyro Attacker
Allies
Mari Sonoda - Keitaro Kikuchi - Yuka Osada - Naoya Kaido
Ryusei School
Hanagata - Rina Abe - Kyosuke Tokumoto - Shoji Inukai - Kiyotaka Nishida - Takahisa Shindo - Haruko Kamijo - Asami Ito - Ken Arai - Yuki Kawachi - Shingo Ota - Saya Kimura
Smart Brain
Wirepullers of Smart Brain
Kyoji Murakami - Smart Lady - Eiichi Toda
Orphnochs
Orphnoch King: Arch
Lucky Clover: Saeko Kageyama - Itsuro Takuma - Kitazaki - Mr. J - Aki Sawada
Main: Goat - Wolf - Horse - Crane - Snake - Rose
Minor: Stingfish - Elephant - Ox - Mantis - Cactus - Squid - Owl - Scarab - Snail - Equisetum - Flyingfish - Armadillo - Toadstool - Scorpion - Dolphin - Worm - Seacucumber - Rabbit - Frog - Stinkbug - Swordfish - Rhinocerosbeetle - Stagbeetle - Octopus - Pigeon - Barnacle - Okra - Sloth - Frilledlizard - Crab - Bat - Coral - Butterfly - Giraffe - Longhorn - Pelican - Wild Boar - Slug - Mole - Moose - Lion - Lion (II) - Elasmotherium
Decade-exclusive: Tiger
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