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"I am the sword, and the sword is me!"
―Saikou's catchphrase[src]

Yuri (ユーリ Yūri) is a swordsman who merged with Kougouken Saikou to become Kamen Rider Saikou (仮面ライダー最光 Kamen Raidā Saikō, lit. "Masked Rider Brightest"). During his time in Avalon, he guarded the legendary King of Arthur Wonder Ride Book until he granted its power to Touma Kamiyama.

Biography

Early Life

Yuri wielding Kougouken Saikou & Ankokuken Kurayami

Yuri was born in Kievan Rus' a thousand years ago, which has become part of Russia and Ukraine in modern day.[1] He was acquainted with Tassel and previously friends with Bahato and an unnamed swordsman, both of whom would be corrupted for absolute power. Yuri became the wielder of both Ankokuken Kurayami and Kougouken Saikou to strike down evil. In order to prevent the joint power of both swords falling into the wrong hands, he gave up his humanity and merged himself with Kougouken Saikou, sealing both himself and the King of Arthur Wonder Ride Book within Avalon.

Testing Touma Kamiyama

Yuri, obscured, giving Touma the King of Arthur Wonder Ride Book

Yuri congratulated Touma when the latter successfully arrived in Avalon a thousand years later, as the former also warned Touma about King of Arthur's power and suggested him to leave Avalon if he's not ready to claim the power. Yuri then gave some test to Touma in order to get the power of King of Arthur. After Touma passed the test, Yuri promised that they would meet again once he unlocked Arthur's true power. Chapter 7: The Sword of the King, Lies in Avalon.

Yuri acknowledging Touma for passing the test he gave to him in Avalon

Together with Tassel, he watches Kento collapse in Touma's arms from a distance. Chapter 12: The Promise, in that Place.

Fighting as the Sword of Light

Yuri revealed himself when he saw Touma in danger from being attacked by the Sword of Logos, saving the novelist and Mei. Chapter 16: Saving the World, A Ray of Light.

Saikou regaining a physical body as Saikou X Sword Man

Yuri later visits Tassel again to ask the latter to help the former to regain his swordsman body with a comic book he was tied to. Though Tassel was unsure of this at first, he was able to lend a hand as he gave the Wonder World Story of Kougouken Saikou Wonder Ride Book to Yuri who used it in the Kougouken Saikou to create the X Swordman Wonder Ride Book.Chapter 21: Shine the Best, Full Color.

War against the Southern Base

With Rintaro finally deciding to side with the others, Touma and Yuri try to aid him, only to cross paths with the Time Swordsman, Kamen Rider Durendal. Much to Yuri's surprise, he is surprised of the existence of Jikokuken Kaiji, a sword that can manipulate time. When he decided to visit Tassel over this revelation, Yuri couldn't find his friend anywhere and was only told by Tassel's bird that he has gone missing.

Once he returned back to the Northern Base, the Shindai Siblings and the Megid had stormed the base. He and Touma both dueled Sabela and Durendal. During the battle, Yuri tells the truth about Master Logos teaming up with Megid, leaving Reika confused, but Ryoga refused to not listen. When Touma and Yuri were alone with Durendal, he would witness Touma's new ability of clairvoyance to predict Durendal's movements, besting him in battle.

Yuri's "death"

After discovering Luna is alive, Touma requested Yuri to duel him in order to open up a portal to his childhood friend. However, their duel is interrupted by his old friend, Bahato, who expressed amusement over the two's presence and transforms into Falchion once again, initially pushing them into a corner. When he meets with Bahato again, his old friend called Yuri out for chastising Kento for not believing in Touma, while he gave up on Bahato a thousand years ago. While Yuri confessed that he did regret his actions, hence why he merged with Kougouken Saikou, but still believed Kento should not repeat his mistakes. This did not waver Kento, leading for Calibur and Falchion to attack Saikou and Saber. Unfortunately, Calibur and Falchion's finishers collided at Yuri, causing his human form to disappear, much to the despair of his friends, while Bahato mocked Yuri's apparent demise. The loss of Yuri left Kougouken Saikou, as well as the Kin no Buki Gin no Buki and X Swordman Wonder Ride Books claimed by Reika Shindai.

Yuri having returned back to normal

When Master Logos finally united the Seiken and Wonder Ride Books to summon the Great Book, Kento was able to seal Kougouken Saikou, but the ritual still went according to plan. Fortunately, Touma was able to prevent it by cutting the connection and freeing the Seiken and Wonder Ride Books. Kougouken Saikou, unsealed, landed to the ground and manifested Yuri's human form, therefore reviving him. Yuri would be present to witness Master Logos wielding his new Seiken, Caladbolg.

The joy of returning wasn't long as Master Logos started his agenda by unleashing the partial power of the Omni Force. Alongside Touma's group, Yuri was among them to fight him and one sidedly losing the battle. After Master Logos had introduced himself to the world as Isaac and would terrorize the world, Yuri would come in a nick of time before Touma, Rintaro, and the Shindai siblings were almost to be killed by him.

Afterwards, Yuri told Touma that Kento would save the word and died because of the cost in calm. He let Touma off with Rintaro while he took Mei together with him to advice Bahat for returning to fight as a proper Swordsman. Unfortunately, Mei's effort to comfort Bahato was a failure and Yuri cheered Mei that she had done enough and rushed to save Touma. Yuri had predicted the outcome that Touma would save Kento from his suicide mission and arrived in the nick of time before Isaac able to finish off Touma. In rush, Yuri took Ankokuken Kurayami and used it for sealing Isaac into the middle of the unknown dimension and human's world. Yuri told that the sealing would be for temporary and told Kento once again to believe in Touma, but Kento kept on refusing and took Ankokuken Kurayami from him.

Video Game Appearances

Kamen Rider Battle Ganbarizing

Kamen Rider Saikou in Kamen Rider Battle Ganbarizing

Kamen Rider Saikou is a playable character in Kamen Rider Battle: Ganbarizing. When using any card involves Kin no Buki Gin no Buki, Saikou Shadow will appear.

Battle Spirits

Kamen Rider Saikou X Sword Man battle spirits

Kamen Rider Saikou Shadow and X Sword Man is a playable character in Battle Spirits with other Kamen Riders.

Saikou Battle Spirits Cards Included

  • Kamen Rider Saikou Kin no Buki Gin no Buki (Rebirth Rare)
  • Kamen Rider Saikou X Sword Man (Rebirth Rare)


Personality

Like Rintaro, Yuri has no experience in the outside world since leaving for Avalon a thousand years ago. As such, he became heavily curious about the modern world and can be entertained easily by even the smallest things (i.e., comic books, women's fashion), despite having no basic understanding of such. As a result, Yuri has developed a habit of shouting "the best" when feeling amused, including the aftermath of beating his enemies. His words can also be misleading and "outdated", as Touma was unaware that Yuri's method of "striking a Megid down" was in fact the same as his.

Since merging himself with Kougouken Saikou, Yuri no longer has any need to perform actions partaken by the conventional human, such as eating food and drinking liquids (however he is seen eating éclairs in a Hyper-Battle DVD). This is supported through his heavy insistence that he's a sword who gave up his own humanity. Despite so, he holds the status of a swordsman highly, often criticizing the actions of the Sword of Logos, who used their Seiken for matters aside from protecting world peace, saying their definition of "justice" has been completely altered from what he knew about them two thousand years ago.

Yuri revealed to Kento that he was once similar to him before he met Touma. But by meeting Touma, Yuri has decided to believe in humanity and friendship better and leading him to not depend on Ankokuken Kurayami's vision, which is the reason of him sealing Bahato in the past including himself.

Humorously, Yuri found himself a target of Tetsuo Daishinji's attentions, the latter being fascinated for his merged state with Kougouken Saikou and his ability to separate a Megid from a human. Yuri himself is disturbed by Daishinji's antics and often tends to avoid getting too close with him.

Yuri later took interest in comic books, even though he found it them absurd at first. Deciding to regain his physical fighting form, he accepts help from Tassel. As X-Swordsman, he acts very much like a comic book protagonist.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

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  • Kougouken Saikou Physiology: After merging with Kougouken Saikou, Yuri gained numerous abilities due to his connection with the Seiken itself.
    • Clothing Replication: By staring at another person alone, Yuri can replicate whatever pieces of clothing said person is wearing, and wear them as his own. Chapter 17: The Ancient Messenger, of Either Light or Shadow.
    • Light Manipulation: While transformed as Saikou, Yuri can cast a blinding light that's powerful enough to even melt the Yeti Megid's ice Chapter 17: The Ancient Messenger, of Either Light or Shadow.. He can also briefly blind the area to make a quick getaway. Chapter 18: The Flame's Obsession, Defeating the Megid.
    • Book Manifestation: By holding out his hand, Yuri can manifest a book in said hand.
    • Memory Manipulation: Yuri can erase someone's memory over recent events just by touching their forehead or by creating a light from the tip of the sword. However, his method to do so is not soft as he will spin the head of his target.
    • Healing: Yuri can speed up someone's recovery time by putting his hand on their forehead, or alternatively, create a light that can heal wound without touching forehead. Chapter 20: To Destroy the Stronghold, the Will of the Sword. However, he can exhaust himself if he were to push it to his limit. Chapter 39: Hey Swordsmen, Follow the Path You Believe in.
    • Longevity: Because of his merging with Kougouken Saikou, Yuri has lived for at least two thousand years.
    • Megid Separation: One of Kougouken Saikou's abilities is to separate Megid from its human host. Although one drawback is that he cannot separate two hosts of the same Megid without the aid of a Seiken with a similar ability.
    • Superhuman Speed: Yuri's speed as Saikou is said to be at 300,000 km/h in his sword form. This means Yuri can carry someone to travel across the world at rapid speeds. Chapter 29: At That Moment, the Swordsman Made His Move.
    • Teleportation: Yuri is able to teleport in front of an enemy and protect his allies.
  • Wonder World Travelling: Yuri is one of the few people who is able to freely travel between Earth and the Wonder World, which he often uses to visit Tassel.
  • Strong Will: Due to his strong will, Yuri is able to break free of Solomon’s mind control.

Abilities

  • Master Swordsman: Yuri is highly accomplished in swordsmanship, he is highly regarded as the "hero" who struck down the Megid two thousand years ago using both Ankokuken Kurayami and Kougouken Saikou simultaneously. Due to his experience, Yuri is a highly trained and skilled swordsman and dual-wielder which displayed considerable skill in swordsmanship, demonstrating his mastery at using Ankokuken Kurayami and Kougouken Saikou when fighting his enemies.

Weaknesses

  • Exhaustion: If Yuri exhausts himself (either in battle or via healing someone), he will temporarily revert him into Kougouken Saikou, leaving him vulnerable to be captured by an enemy.
  • Ankokuken Kurayami: While Yuri is able to wield Kurayami without any issue, if Kougouken Saikou were to be sealed using Kurayami's dark power, his own consciousness will also be sealed along with it.
  • Solomon’s Mind Control (formerly): Solomon is able to mind control Yuri and force him to do his bidding. However, Yuri’s strong will allowed him to break free of Solomon’s control.

Kamen Rider Saikou

Kin no Buki Gin no Buki

Kamen Rider Saikou Kin no Buki Gin no Buki


Kamen Rider Saikou Kin no Buki Gin no Buki (Side View)


"Saikou Hakkou! Who is the shining sword? Saikou Issho: Kingin no chikara wo eta kagayaku ken! Saikou!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[2]

  • Rider Height: 121.0 cm
  • Rider Weight: 23.2 kg

Ability Parameters[2]

  • Slash Impact Power: 50.3 t
  • Maximum Speed: 300,000 km/h (Near speed of light)

Kin no Buki Gin no Buki (金の武器 銀の武器 lit. "The Golden Weapon and the Silver Weapon") is Saikou's primary sword form accessed by using the Kin no Buki Gin no Buki Wonder Ride Book in the Kougouken Saikou and the Seiken Saikou Driver.[2]

Even by himself, Saikou is able to defeat several Riders from the Sword of Logos as well as multiple Megid.

The Kougouken Saikou is composed of the following parts:

  • Sword Grip (ソードグリップ Sōdo Gurippu): The handle. Allow those who recognize the power to hold this handle and grant it the power of light.
  • Ride Signum (ライドシグヌム Raido Shigunumu): The stamp device at the bottom of the Sword Grip. By placing it on top of the Seiken Saikou Driver's Ride Integrator, it bring out the power of the Wonder Ride Book. As a result, it activates strengthening and special moves with various traditional powers.
  • Toe Lamira (トゥーラーミラ Toū Rāmira): The blade in front of the Ride Signum. The light-emitting blade dramatically improves the destructive power of the swordsman, such as acceleration and continuous rotation.
  • Ride Sword Leg (ライドソードレッグ Raido Sōdo Reggu): The legs. By flying in the air using the power of holy light, it grants the ability to freely perform old sword techniques. In addition, it enables light speed jumping by blending the whole body with light.
  • Saikou Trigger (サイコウトリガー Saikō Torigā): The trigger. It plays the role as a starter in various attacks.
  • Drab Claust (ドラブクラウスト Dorabu Kurausuto): The connection device. By putting the Seiken in the Shadow side of the Saikou Driver, it replenishes and restores energy to prepare for the next battle.
  • Saikou Shelf (サイコウシェルフ Saikō Sherufu): The base of the Kougouken where the Wonder Ride Book is placed in. It draws power from the Wonder Ride Book and transmits it to the Seiken.
  • Aurum Side (アウルムサイド Aurumu Saido): The right half. It possesses the power of the story "Kin no Buki Gin no Buki" and brings the power to master all kinds of weapons.
  • Argentum Side (アルゲンタムサイド Arugentamu Saido): The left half. It possesses the power of the story "Kin no Buki Gin no Buki", harbors the soul in the Seiken Kougouken Saikou and brings the power of unity.
  • Triastral Runes (トリアストラルーン Toriasutora Rūn): The Kougouken's source. The universal holy light brings about paranormal phenomena such as highlighting evil when it is to illuminate everything, counteracting terrible illusions, and sometimes erasing people's memories and freeing them from evil.
  • Saikou Helm (サイコウヘルム Saikō Herumu): The helmet. By transferring human consciousness to the Seiken, the user become the Swordsman of Light.
  • Arousalt (アラウザルト Arauzaruto): The awakening device. By unfolding the blade, the Seiken Kougouken Saikou awakens.
  • Calad Lux (カラドルークス Karado Rūkusu): The golden blade. The blade that emits holy light boasts a sharp sharpness, and by increasing the amount of light emitted, it has the power to cut even invisible things. This makes it even possible to separate the holy and the evil.

This form's finisher is the Hikari Are (光あれ lit. "Let There Be Light"): Has four variations.

  • Saikou charges Kougouken Saikou with ivory energy, before he spins and delivers a series of powerful high speed slashes to the targets, leaving a golden particle upon impact.
  • Saikou fired a golden and ivory colored beam from his eyes, to destroy mutiple enemies.
  • Saikou casts a blinding light that can dispel negative effects on enemies, such as melt away the Yeti Megid's ice, or destroys the clones created by Storious.
  • Saikou charges Kougouken Saikou with blinding light and delivers two powerful high speed slashes to the target, separating a Megid from its human host.
  • Saikou gives off a bright flash to blind the enemy.

When used by Kamen Rider Saber as a weapon, the finisher is:

  • Kougou Ryuuhazan (光剛龍破斬 Kōgō Ryūhazan, lit. Light Strong Dragon Breaker Slash): Saber delivers a double cross slash attack enhanced by red flames and gold light.
Appearances: Saber Episodes 16-21, 29, 37, 39, Kamen Rider Saber + Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger: Superhero SenkiIcon-crosswiki.png, 40

Saikou Shadow

Saikou Shadow

"Who is this? Saikou Nisho: Hikari kara umareshi kage! Shadow!"
―Shadow summoning announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[3]

  • Rider Height: 195.3 cm
  • Rider Weight: 51.3 kg

Ability Parameters[3]

  • Punching Power: 9.5 t
  • Kicking Power: 18.8 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 19.5 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 4.4 seconds

Pressing the button on the side of the Kin no Buki Gin no Buki Wonder Ride Book summons Saikou Shadow (最光シャドー Saikō Shadō), who emerges from his silhouette created by Saikou's light.

Though merely a puppet that Saikou can control, Saikou Shadow has a multitude of abilities on its own. These include being able to turn into a dark cloud for quicker movement, intangibility, and an elastic body. In conjunction with Saikou, they can attack an opponent from all over and overwhelm them.

Saikou Shadow consists of the following parts:

  • Saikou Shadow Helm (最光シャドーヘッド Saikō Shadō Herumu): The helmet.
    • Saikou Shadow Reader (最光シャドーリーダー Saikō Shadō Rīdā): The sensory organ. It plays the role of a radar by sensitively detecting the surrounding information and the state of the enemy, and has the role of sending the obtained information to Kamen Rider Saikou. It is also used as a means of communication when it is separated from Kamen Rider Saikou.
    • Ater Mask (アーテルマスク Āteru Masuku): The mask. As the core of the brightest shadow, it controls the whole body and has the role of making Kamen Rider Saikou light even brighter.
    • Saikou Shadow Eye (最光シャドーアイ Saikō Shadō Ai): The visual sensors. It functions as the other of Kamen Rider's most brilliant eyes, and secures an advantage in battle with more diverse vision.
  • Ater Robe (アーテルローブ Āteru Rōbu): The armored suit granted by the user of the Seiken Kougouken Saikou. It gives shape to the empty existence created by light. In addition, by putting the power of the Wonder Ride Book contained in the "Shadow Shelf" of the Seiken Saikou Driver Buckle, various abilities are demonstrated.
  • Ater Receiver (アーテルレシーバー Āteru Reshībā): The light receiving organ of the Saikou Shadow. It is scattered in various parts of the whole body, and by receiving the light emitted from Kamen Rider Saikou, the intention is read and the Saikou Shadow can be operated freely.
  • Saikou Shadow Body (最光シャドーボディ Saikō Shadō Bodi): The body. The silhouette is emphasized as the intensity of the received light increases, and the density increases to form a tough body. On the contrary, as the light is weakened, the density becomes so low that it allows substances to pass through, and it is not damaged.
  • Saikou Shadow Arm (最光シャドーアーム Saikō Shadō Āmu): The arms. It has the property of increasing its strength as the intensity of the received light increases, and it can be further strengthened by adding that power to Kamen Rider's most light swordsmanship.
  • Ater Glo (アーテルグロー Āteru Gurō, short for "Ater Gloves"): The gloves. It has the role of raising the sword technique of Kamen Rider Saikou to a higher level by demonstrating the skillful technology that strongly backs up the Seiken Kougouken Saikou.
  • Saikou Shadow Leg (最光シャドーレッグ Saikō Shadō Reggu): The legs. It has the characteristic that the leg strength increases as the intensity of the received light increases, and it can be further strengthened by adding that power to Kamen Rider Saikou's physique.
  • Ater Boots (アーテルブーツ Āteru Būtsu): The boots. Boasting a fighting speed that reaches sub-light speed and motility that enables it to follow the illusionary appearance, it strongly backs up the physical technique of Kamen Rider Saikou.
Appearances: Saber Episode 17-23, 29, 34, 36, 38

X Sword Man

X Sword Man

"Saikou Hakkou! Get all Colors! X Sword Man! Episode 1: Full color de sanjou! Ba-ba-ba-ban!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[4]

  • Rider Height: 212.3 cm
  • Rider Weight: 110.3 kg

Ability Parameters[4]

  • Punching Power: 32.4 t
  • Kicking Power: 63.4 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 71.1 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 2.0 seconds

X Sword Man (エックスソードマン Ekkusu Sōdo Man) is Saikou's final form accessed by using the X Sword Man Wonder Ride Book in the Seiken Saikou Driver.[5]. It is based on the superhero SwordXMan.

As per his request to Tassel, this form transfers Yuri's consciousness from his weapon into Saikou Shadow, allowing him to personally engage in combat using a physical body. While donning this form, Yuri is no different from a typical Rider and can feel pain when taking damage.

X Sword Man consists of the following parts:

  • Saikou Helm X Sword Man (最光ヘルム エックスソードマン Saikō Herumu Ekkusu Sōdo Man): The helmet.
    • Saikou Sense (サイコウセンス Saikou Sensu): The sensory organ. It plays the role of a radar by sensitively detecting surrounding information and the state of the enemy. It is also used as a means of communication when it is separated from the brightest shadow.
    • Saikou Mask (サイコウマスク Saikou Masuku): The mask. With the power of the X Sword Man Wonder Ride Book, the user can identify enemy attacks which enhances its combat senses so that it seems slow.
    • Rune Visor (ルーンバイザー Rūn Baizā): The visual sensors. It allows the user to see even in through the jet-black darkness.
    • Sword Crown (ソードクラウン Sōdo Kuraun): The blade installed on the top of the helmet as a proof of being chosen by the Seiken. It has the role of adjusting the state of Kamen Rider Saikou and the Seiken, adjusting the power balance of both and canceling the transformation in an emergency. In addition, it can be used in battle.
    • Full Color Armor (フルカラーアーマー Furu Karā Āmā): The X Sword Man armor. By spectrally transforming the energy of light, the color and pattern change, resulting in a variety of armor that changes properties such as hardness and attributes. In addition, each armor is separated by a special frame, and even if one of them suffers catastrophic damage, the damage can be minimized by flowing the impact in a specific direction.
  • X-Sword Breas (エックスソードブレス Ekkusu Sōdo Buresu): The chest armor. It is installed by releasing the power spelled out in Episode 1 of the X Sword Man Wonder Ride Book. As the best hero in full color, it brings power that transcends physical phenomena to the user. In addition, it has the ability to reconstruct the equipment of the whole body by opening a new episode and change it to a form optimized for a specific attack.
  • Saikou Shadow Body (最光シャドーボディ Saikō Shadō Bodi): The body, and the body of Yuri who returned to the swordsman for the first time in a thousand years. The surface layer increases in density as the intensity of the light emitted by the Seiken Kougouken Saikou increases, forming a tough protective layer that blocks everything.
  • Varias Color Bauld (ヴァリアスカラーボールド Vuariasu Karā Bōrudo): The shoulder armor. The armor of each Full Color Armor is a variety of armor that changes the color development and pattern by spectrally converting the energy of light, and changes the properties such as hardness and attributes. In addition, each armor is separated by a special frame, and even if one of them suffers catastrophic damage, the damage can be minimized by flowing the impact in a specific direction.
  • Saikou Shadow Arm (最光シャドーアーム Saikō Shadō Āmu): The arms. As the intensity of the light emitted by the Seiken Kougouken Saikou increases, it brings power to the user and has the property of strengthening strength.
  • Multi-Color Brace (マルチカラーブレーサー Maruchi Karā Burēsā): The gauntlets and gloves. It has the ability to realize the attack image of the user, and can immediately put into action the sword technique learned from books.
  • Yellow Tassets (イエロータセット Ierō Tasetto): The upper thigh armor. It has the ability to repel enemy attacks by changing the smoothness of the armor surface and sliding everything. On the contrary, it is also possible to strongly adsorb the targeted target.
  • Saikou Shadow Leg (最光シャドーレッグ Saikō Shadō Reggu): The legs. As the intensity of the light emitted by the Seiken Kougouken Saikou increases, it brings power to the user and has the property of strengthening the legs.
  • Bi-Color Greave (バイカラーグリーヴ Bai Karā Gurīvu): The shin guards. It has an excellent weight balance so that it can exert sufficient power without damaging the leg handling peculiar to the swordsman. In addition, since it is made of superluminous particles, damage to itself at the time of kicking can be minimized.
  • Carmine Sole (カーマインソール Kāmain Sōru): The boots. Even if it receives a large amount of damage such as being crushed by a super-heavy object, it has an amazing recovery ability that instantly reddens and expands to cancel it and immediately return it to its original state.

Seiken Saikou Driver finishers:

  • X-Sword Break (エックスソードブレイク Ekkusu Sōdo Breiku): has two variations.
    • Saikou flies past the enemy, delivering a slash as he goes by, before landing a short distance away and delivering another slash back at the enemy.
    • Saikou charges the Kougouken Saikou with yellow energy and delivers a golden energy slash.
  • Hikari Are (光あれ lit. "Let There Be Light"): Has two variations.
    • Saikou delivers two slashes with both swords to separate Human hosts and Megid.
    • Saikou produces a large flash of light that transports him and his allies elsewhere.
  • XYZ Attack (XYZアタック Ekkusu Wai Zetto Attaku):
Appearances: Saber Episodes 21-27, 29, 31-32, 34, 36-38, Kamen Rider Saber + Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger: Superhero SenkiIcon-crosswiki.png, 40, 44

X Sword Man Powerful

X Sword Man Powerful

"Idou Saikou! Ude Saikou! Full color goes to arm! Episode 2: Colorful Sword de zuba-zuban!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[6]

  • Rider Height: 195.3 cm
  • Rider Weight: 110.3 kg

Ability Parameters[6]

  • Punching Power: 44.4 t
  • Kicking Power: 63.4 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 71.1 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 2.0 seconds

X Sword Man Powerful (エックスソードマンパワフル Ekkusu Sōdo Man Pawafuru)[7] is an alternate form of X Sword Man that concentrates its power in Shadow's left arm.

In this form, Saikou wields the Powerful X-Sword on his arm alongside the Kogouken Saikou to perform simultaneous attacks.

X Sword Man Powerful adds the following to Saikou Shadow's left arm:

  • Powerful Color Bauld (パワフルカラーボールド Pawafuru Karā Bōrudo): The left shoulder armor. By concentrating all energy, it creates tremendous power and has the role of supplying it to the left arm. As a result, the user can obtain tremendous strength to swing the Powerful X-sword.
  • Massibrace (マッシブレス Masshiburesu): The upper arm bracelet. It has the role of transmitting the overflowing strength to the sword technique, maximizing the attack power of the powerful X-sword.
  • Powerful X-Sword (パワフルエックスソード Pawafuru Ekkusu Sōdo): The left arm. By releasing the power spelled out in Episode 2 of the X Sword Man Wonder Ride Book, all equipment was moved to the left arm and reconstructed, making it a big sword that wields with overwhelming power. This is operated in a dual wield style in combination with the Seiken Kougouken Saikou held in the right hand.
  • Saikou Helm (サイコウヘルム Saikou Herumu): The X Sword Man helmet. With the movement of all the equipment of Saikou X Sword Man to the left arm, the head function is also moving.
  • X-Sword Edge (エックスソードエッジ Ekkusu Sōdo Ejji): The blade. It has the ability to freely change the target by slashing it, and by receiving the power of the Seiken Kougouken Saikou, it is possible to even separate good and evil.

Kougouken Saikou finishers:

  • Hikari Are (光あれ lit. "Let There Be Light"): Saikou forms a walls of Manga projection from his Powerful X-Sword to protect bystanders from the enemy's attacks.

Seiken Saikou Driver finishers:

  • Hikari Are (光あれ lit. "Let There Be Light"): Has two variations.
    • Saikou leaps forward into the enemy and delivers a cross slash with both swords to separate Human hosts and Megid.
    • Saikou runs up to the enemy, then performs a silver slash from the Kougouken Saikou and follows it with a gold slash from the Powerful X-Sword, with the two slashes combining into an X.
Appearances: Saber Episodes 21-22, 26, 34

X Sword Man Wonderful

X Sword Man Wonderful

"Idou Saikou! Ashi Saikou! Full color goes to leg! Episode 3: Colorful Kick de doka-dokan!"
―Transformation announcement[src]

Rider Statistics[8]

  • Rider Height: 195.3 cm
  • Rider Weight: 110.3 kg

Ability Parameters[8]

  • Punching Power: 32.4 t
  • Kicking Power: 81.3 t
  • Maximum Jump Height: 71.1 m
  • Maximum Running Speed: 100 m per 2.0 seconds

X Sword Man Wonderful (エックスソードマンワンダフル Ekkusu Sōdo Man Wandafuru)[9] is an alternate form of X Sword Man that concentrates its power in Shadow's right leg.

In this form, Saikou has the Wonderful X-Sword on his leg, allowing him powerful kick attacks.

X Sword Man Wonderful adds the following to Saikou Shadow's right leg:

  • Wonderful Color Tasset (ワンダフルカラータセット Wandafuru Karā Tasetto): The right waist armor. By concentrating all energy, it creates tremendous power and has the role of supplying it to the right foot. As a result, when Wonderful X-Sword's Special Move is activated, it will be released at once, demonstrating tremendous destructive power.
  • Wonderful X-Sword (ワンダフルエックスソード Wandafuru Ekkusu Sōdo): The right leg. By releasing the power spelled out in Episode 3 of the X Sword Man Wonder Ride Book, all equipment was moved to the right leg and reconstructed, making it a big sword that can be handled using the whole body. This exerts tremendous destructive power by putting a sword technique on a super powerful kick that releases all energy at once.
  • Saikou Helm (サイコウヘルム Saikou Herumu): The X Sword Man helmet. With the movement of all the equipment of Saikou X Sword Man to the right leg, the head function is also moving.
  • X-Sword Edge (エックスソードエッジ Ekkusu Sōdo Ejji): The two blades, each placed on the foot and shinguard.

This form's finisher is the X-Sword Break (エックスソードブレイク Ekkusu Sōdo Breiku): Saikou leaps forward to the target and performs a roundhouse Rider Kick with the right foot covered in rainbow-colored energy.

Appearances: Saber Episodes 22, 34

Equipment

Devices

Weapons

Relationships

Allies

  • Tassel: They both watch Touma from afar in their fights, and he also appears when Tassel is narrating about the previous episode.
  • Touma Kamiyama's team:
    • Touma Kamiyama/Kamen Rider Saber: Yuri first met Touma during Touma's first visit to Avalon. Yuri warned him that it is dangerous to obtain the King of Arthur Wonder Ride Book and actively encourages him to give it up while he still can. However, Touma showed his resolve to save his friends and the world to Yuri, who decides to place its power in his hands. He also gives him an incomplete version of the Dragonic Knight Wonder Ride Book and puts him through a series of trials to determine whether he was worthy of using its power. As Touma completes all the trials and obtains the Wonder Ride Book's power, Yuri finally acknowledges him and offers his aid to Touma as he was branded a "traitor" and attacked by his friends who were manipulated by Reika Shindai.
    • Mei Sudo: Yuri saved her when she was about to be hurt by Ren, when the Sword of Logos turned against Touma, Mei notices that Yuri is much more inexperienced than Rintaro in the outside world.
    • Tetsuo Daishinji/Kamen Rider Slash: After Tetsuo rejoins Touma again, he wanted to examine Yuri for how he merged with his sword.
    • Ryo Ogami/Kamen Rider Buster (II): After Ryo leaves the group, Yuri considers him an ally.
    • Rintaro Shindo/Kamen Rider Blades (II): Once an enemy when Rintaro was in the Sword of Logos, later became allies with him after his friendship with Touma had been restored.
    • Kento Fukamiya/Kamen Rider Espada (II)/Kamen Rider Calibur (III): Yuri had no doubts about facing him since he doesn't share any close relationship with him. Since Yuri is the first wielder of Ankokuken Kurayami, Yuri has noticed that Kento has foreseen the future which is shown by the dark sword. Despite that, Yuri still decides to rebel against the vision.
    • Reika Shindai/Kamen Rider Sabela: Yuri considers Reika as a manipulative person. Also, she wants to capture him as a recruit.
    • Ryoga Shindai/Kamen Rider Durendal: He fought against him while defending Rintaro and Touma.

Enemies

Super Sentai

  • Juran/Zenkai Juran:

Behind the Scenes

Portrayal

Yuri is portrayed by Tomohiro Ichikawa (市川 知宏 Ichikawa Tomohiro). As Kamen Rider Saikou, his suit actor is Makoto Arakawa (荒川 真 Arakawa Makoto).

Etymology

  • Given his Russian descent, Yuri's name means "the light of God".
    • This can be in relation to the naming scheme of the Sword of Logos members, where their surnames would contain the kanji (or homophones of the kanji) for "God" ( Kami).
  • Saikou's name is a combination of the Japanese words for Greatest ( Sai) and the compound variant of Light ( ), translating the name to "Greatest Light". It is also a pun on the phrase "the best" (最高 Saikō).
  • As with the naming scheme all of the Saber Riders, Saikou is named after the Kougouken Saikou, which is a Seiken in the Saber series itself.

Concept Art

To be added

Notes

  • Yuri is the second Rider following Kiriya Kujo from Kamen Rider Ex-Aid to have a non-humanoid primary Rider form.
  • Kamen Rider Saikou's speed is said to be at 300,000 km/s. If it is not an approximate value, it is actually slightly faster than the speed of light, which is 299,792.458 km/s.
  • Though there is a physical suit made for Saikou Shadow, its initial appearance was masked with special effects in the show to give it a more shadow-like appearance. However, in later episodes, the effects are no longer used.
  • While Kin no Buki Gin no Buki is his primary form, the ending credit sequence of Kamen Rider Saber features X Sword Man form as his primary form instead.
  • Kamen Rider Saikou X Sword Man Powerful and Wonderful echoes the Punch and Kick Modes of Kamen Rider Den-O's Climax Form, where the armor pieces concentrate onto a particular limb to enhance said limb's attacking power.

Appearances

References

Icon-saber.png Kamen Rider Saber
Kamen Riders
Current Swordsmen: Touma Kamiyama - Rintaro Shindo - Kento Fukamiya - Ryo Ogami - Ren Akamichi - Tetsuo Daishinji - Yuri - Reika Shindai - Ryoga Shindai - Storious
Previous Swordsmen: Daichi Kamijo - Kenshin Nagamine - Kyoichiro Shinsen - Toshikazu Kamikawa - Amane Kagami - Hayato Fukamiya - Bahato - Isaac - Desast
Gear
Drivers
Seiken Swordriver - Jaken Caliburdriver - Haken Bladriver - Seiken Saikou Driver - Dooms Driver Buckle
Seiken
Kaenken Rekka - Suiseiken Nagare - Raimeiken Ikazuchi - Dogouken Gekido - Fuusouken Hayate - Onjuuken Suzune - Ankokuken Kurayami - Mumeiken Kyomu - Kougouken Saikou - Eneiken Noroshi - Jikokuken Kaiji - Haouken Xross Saber
Wonder Ride Book-related
Wonder Ride Books - Ride Book Hondana - Hissatsuholder - Sword of Logos Buckle - Sword of Logos Holder - Royal Sword of Logos Buckle
Weapons
Kingexcalibur - Dragonic Booster - King Lion Booster - Caladbolg
Summons
Brave Dragon - Lion Senki - Fighting Fairy - Lamp do Alangina - Tri Cerberus - 3 Little Pig Brothers - Jaaku Dragon - Jaou Dragon - Primitive Dragon
Vehicles
Diago Speedy - Ride Gatriker
Terminology/Locations
Wonder World - Great Book - Book of Ruin - Wonder Story - Lost Memory - SwordXMan - Blade Man Y - Avalon - Northern Base - Southern Base - Fantastic Bookstore Kamiyama
Allies
Touma Kamiyama's team: Mei Sudo - Yuri - Tetsuo Daishinji - Ryo Ogami - Rintaro Shindo
Legend Riders: Takeshi Hongo - Momotaros - Takeru Tenkuji - Makoto Fukami - Kanon Fukami - Sougo Tokiwa - Aruto Hiden
Legend SentaiIcon-crosswiki.png: Tsuyoshi KaijoIcon-crosswiki.png - Doggie KrugerIcon-crosswiki.png - Chiaki TaniIcon-crosswiki.png - Raptor 283Icon-crosswiki.png - Shou RonpoIcon-crosswiki.png - Shiguru OshikiriIcon-crosswiki.png - Kaito GoshikidaIcon-crosswiki.png - JuranIcon-crosswiki.png - GaonIcon-crosswiki.png - MagineIcon-crosswiki.png - VroonIcon-crosswiki.png - Zox GoldtsuikerIcon-crosswiki.png
Others: Tassel - Luna - Sora Ogami - Jabel - Copy Kanon
Sword of Logos
Northern Base: Sophia - First Master Logos - Mr. Daishinji
Southern Base: Isaac - Reika Shindai - Ryoga Shindai
Megid
Storious - Legeiel - Zooous - Daichi Kamijo - Desast - New Sophia
Monsters
Summoned Megid Monsters: Golem Megid - Ari Megid - Kirigirisu Megid - Hanzaki Megid - Piranha Megid - Medusa Megid - Ahiru Megid - Goblin Megid
Human Transformed Megid Monsters: Yeti Megid - Ousama Megid - Charybdis Megid - Neko Megid
Footsoldiers: Shimi
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