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Jikan Giredo Ken

Zikan Girade

"Zikan Girade!"
―Summoning announcement[src]

"Ken!"
―Ken Mode's change announcement[src]

"Zyu!"
―Zyu Mode's change announcement[src]

"Time Charge: 5...4...3...2...1...Zero Time!"
―Special attack activation announcement[src]

"Giri Giri Giri!"
―Ken Mode special attack announcement[src]

"Sure Sure Uchi!"
―Zyu Mode special attack announcement[src]

"Finish Time: (Ridewatch name) Giri Giri Slash!"
―Finisher announcement for Ken Mode[src]

"Finish Time: (Ridewatch name) Sure Sure Shooting!"
―Finisher announcement for Zyu Mode[src]

The Character Conversion Gun-Sword Zikan Girade (字換銃剣ジカンギレード[1] Jikan Jū Ken Jikan Girēdo) is the personal weapon of Kamen Rider Zi-O.

Mirror World's Kamen Rider Zi-O also have his own Zikan Girade (Mirror World version) (ジカンギレード(ミラーワールドバージョン)[2] Jikan Girēdo Mirā Wārudo Bājon), a mirrored version of normal one.

Design

The Zikan Girade consists of the following parts:

  • Girade Ryūzu (ギレードリューズ Girēdo Ryūzu, lit. Girade Crown) - The special attack mechanism. By pressing the Girade Ryūzu, the Time Charge will start, allowing Zi-O to execute basic finishing attacks. However, if a Ridewatch is installed in the Ridewatch Slot, a special finisher is initiated, harnessing the powers of the Ridewatch currently in the Ridewatch Slot.
  • Impact Sign (インパクトサイン Inpakuto Sain) - The katakana of the Jikan Girade, it reads out either Sword (ケン Ken) or Gun (ジュウ ) in Katakana depending on the mode. Internal mechanisms shift when the Impact Sign changes.
  • Pass Band Liner (パスバンドライナー Pasu Bando Rainā) - A switch mechanism that boosts power by removing the limiter.
  • Break Trigger (ブレークトリガー Burēku Torigā) - The handle of the Zikan Girade.
  • Ridewatch Slot (ライドウォッチスロット Raidowotchi Surotto) - The input module for Ridewatches. By inserting a Ridewatch into it, the weapon can power up for finishers.
  • Grip Connector (グリップコネクター Gurippu Konekutā) - An interface link system that connects with the Rider suit through the grip of the handle. This allows the Zikan Girade to receive battle data to optimize its systems for the user. In situations where a Riderwatch is inserted, the Grip inputs data of the Ridewatch directly into the user's suit, allowing them to understand how to use it in battle.

Ken Mode only

  • Girade Edge (ギレードエッジ Girēdo Eiji) - The blade portion of the weapon. By using the central component oscillator that powers the blade, the weapon becomes a high energy and frequency tool that can cut through almost any substance. By inserting a Ridewatch and executing a Time Break, the weapon goes into an overload state and its frequency becomes high enough to penetrate past the vibrational frequency of Another Rider and destroy its Ridewatch.

Zyu Mode only

  • Girade Muzzle (ギレードマズル Girēdo Mazuru) - The muzzle of the Zikan Girade. The Zyu Mode fires high-speed energy bullets generated by an injector. When a Time Charge from a Ridewatch is performed, the system goes into its overload state and matches the energy vibration of the enemy to pierce them and its destructive power increases greatly and improves.

Modes

The Zikan Girade has two modes; Ken Mode (ケンモード Ken Mōdo, lit. "Sword Mode") and Zyu Mode (ジュウモード Jū Mōdo, lit. "Gun Mode")[3].

Special Attacks

To activate a special attack, Zi-O must press the Girade Ryūzu on the Zikan Girade.

Finisher

To activate a finisher, Zi-O must plug a Ridewatch in the Ridewatch Slot of the Zikan Girade. Combining with the Saikyo Girade, Zi-O II plugs in the face of the Saikyo Girade, and attaches the weapon on the back edge.

  • Giri Giri Slash (ギリギリスラッシュ Giri Giri Surasshu): Zi-O uses the power of a Ridewatch in the Zikan Girade in Ken Mode, and performs a powerful slash.
    • Zi-O: Zi-O coats the Zikan Girade in magenta energy before slashing the enemy. The slash then projects two silver energy clocks upon impact.
    • Gaim: Zi-O coats the Zikan Girade in orange energy before slashing the enemy. The slash then projects an orange slice energy upon impact in a manner similar to the Daidaimaru's Daidai Ittou finisher.
    • Saikyo (Best Face): Zi-O coats the combined Saikyo Zikan Girade with yellow energy, before raising the weapon, extending the energy blade with a line of pink characters spelling Zi-O Saikyou (ジオウサイキョウ Jiou Saikyou, Zi-O Best) forming along it, as Zi-O strikes down the enemy with a downward slash.

  • Sure Sure Shooting (スレスレシューティング[5] Zure Zure Shūtingu): Zi-O uses the power of a Ridewatch in the Zikan Girade in Zyu Mode, and performs a powerful blast.
    • Fourze: Zi-O shoots a projection of the Rocket Module at the enemy. Alternatively, Zi-O shoots a barrage of missiles at the enemy in a manner similar to the Launcher Module.
    • W: Zi-O shoots purple energy bullets surrounded by green gusts of wind.

Notes

  • The "Zikan" part could mean either Time (時間 Jikan) or its Character Conversion (字換 Jikan), representing Zi-O's "watch" and "Katakana" motifs.
    • The Girade part comes from combination of the words To cut (切れ Kire) and Blade (ブレード Burēdo), representing its sword motif. The whole word comes from the Japanese word for "Time out (時間切れ Jikan-gire)".
  • Its design and function appears to be a mix of WizarSwordGun from Kamen Rider Wizard and Musou Saber from Kamen Rider Gaim, in that the two modes are accessible with little to no effort, and requires the transformation trinkets to activate a finisher.
    • Notably, the design aesthetics leans towards the WizarSwordGun, while the finisher activation lean more to the Musou Saber, and partially the DJ Gun, due to similar aspects with the Musou Saber.
      • While the weapon is similar to the Musou Saber's design in terms of how the modes are represented, it also appears as a slight inversion of the DJ Gun, where the bladed portion is exposed when in gun mode, but requires no additional components to activate Sword Mode, as opposed to both elements of the DJ Gun only present when combined with the Musou Saber.
      • However, the DJ Gun Taiken Mode would much better be compared with the Saikyo Zikan Girade, as they were a combination of the personal weapon and Super Form-exclusive weapon of their respective riders.
    • Uniquely, there is a Form-exclusive weapon that further emphasizes the sword mode's blade by attaching it to the edge.
      • The concept of two weapons being layered to form a larger weapon has been seen more commonly in Super Sentai.
        • The design closely parallels GekirangerIcon-crosswiki, with the way the new weapon layers on top of the other's sword mode, and with how the armor's upgrade has accents of the base armor raised and providing additional shoulder armor.

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Appearances


References

Sougo Tokiwa (future, Mirror World) - Geiz Myokoin - Woz (black, white)
Future Kamen Riders
2022: Rentaro Kagura - Isamichi Konjo
2040: Mondo Douan
2121: Rento Makina
Ginga
Rider Time Ryuki Riders
Ishihashi - Tozuka - Kimura - Ishida - Abyss - Odin
Other Riders
G3 Team - Shun Kageyama (Worm)
Movie-exclusive Riders
Barlckxs - Kagen - Jogen
Ziku-Driver - Ridewatches - BeyonDriver - Mirai Driver (Shinobi, Hattari, Quiz, Kikai, Ginga) - Zikan Girade - Zikan Zax - Ride HeiSaber - Zikan Despear - Saikyo Girade - Zikan Jaclaw - Faizphone X - Taka Watchroid - Kodama Suika Arms - Ride Striker - Time Mazine - Kurogane Oogama - Unnamed Giant Wasp Mecha - Neo Decadriver - Neo Diendriver
Others/Terminology
Rider Armors - Ridewatch Holder - Oma Advent Calendar - Future Note - Time Break/Burst
Allies
9 5 DO: Geiz Myoukouin - Tsukuyomi - Junichiro Tokiwa
Others
Futaros - Ataru Hisanaga - Shingo Hisanaga - Iroha Kagura - Master Gamano - Sara - Ms. Sailor - Oda Nobunaga - Clara Steinbelt
Resistance: Resistance Captain
Agito: Shouichi Tsugami - Takahiro Omuro
Ryuki: Shinji Kido - Dark Shinji - Ren Akiyama - Takeshi Asakura - Miyuki Tezuka - Jun Shibaura - Goro Yura - Kamen Rider Odin
555: Takumi Inui - Masato Kusaka
Blade: Kazuma Kenzaki - Hajime Aikawa
Hibiki: Tomizo Todayama - Kyosuke Kiriya
Kabuto: Arata Kagami - Sou Yaguruma
Den-O: Ryotaro Nogami - Yuto Sakurai
Kiva: Jiro
Decade: Tsukasa Kadoya - Daiki Kaito
OOO: Eiji Hino - Michal Minato
Fourze: Gentaro Kisaragi
Wizard: Haruto Soma - Kosuke Nitoh
Gaim: Kouta Kazuraba - Kaito Kumon
Drive: Go Shijima
Ghost: Takeru Tenkuji - Makoto Fukami
Ex-Aid: Emu Hojo - Hiiro Kagami - Kuroto Dan
Build: Sento Kiryu - Ryuga Banjo - Kazumi Sawatari - Gentoku Himuro
Others
Chuta Ohsugi - Daita Kondou - Chikao Nezu - Hina Izumi - Shibuya Hachioji - Narita Kisarazu - Misora Isurugi - Master of Fumen - Owner - Momotaros - Urataros - Kintaros - Ryutaros - Daisuke Okubo - Amane Kurihara - Mana Kazaya - Riki - Ramon - Deneb - Krim Steinbelt
Swartz - Heure - Ora
Movie Exclusive
Tid
Barlckxs - Kagen - Jogen - Woz
Another Build - Another Ex-Aid - Another Fourze - Another Faiz - Another Wizard - Another OOO - Another Gaim - Another Den-O - Another Double - Another Kuuga - Another Ghost - Another Shinobi - Another Quiz - Another Ryuga - Another Kikai - Another Zi-O - Another Ryuki - Another Blade - Another Agito (troops) - Another Hibiki - Another Kiva - Another Kabuto - Another Drive - Another Decade
Other Villains
Kasshin - Humanoise - Yaminin - Dustards - Worms
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