Hi guys, welcome back to our channel! Today we will show you guys about everything about Masked Rider W or Masked Rider Double – the first Masked Rider series of Neo Heisei era. Okay, without further do, let’s get started! In the ecologically-minded city of Futo, the "Windy City", where nearly everything is powered by windmills, the people live in harmony. However, a mysterious device resembling USB flash drives called Gaia Memories to become monsters known as Dopants. After the death of his boss, the self-proclaimed hard-boiled (actually half-boiled) detective Shotaro Hidari works with the mysterious Philip, who possesses the true Gaia Memory, to investigate crimes which involve Dopants. Using their own Gaia Memories, Shotaro and Philip use the Double Driver belts to transform and combine into Masked Rider Double to fight the Dopant menace and keep Futo safe. CycloneJoker is the primary and default form used by Double, first seen in All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker and the first form utilized within the television series. It is colored green and black from the Cyclone and Joker Memories, hence known as the Fast Skilled Warrior. CycloneJoker is considered to be the most well balanced, thus making it Double's default form, despite being capable of initiating transformation with any set of Double's Gaia Memories.
During the events of Shotaro's dream, the Gaia Memories are replaced by wooden placards known as kifuda and uses the Japanese pronounciation of the Gaia Memory names or synonyms; thus, this form is dubbed as ShippuKirifuda – Whirlwind/Trump card. During the transformation, kabuki makeup-like patterns appears on Shotaro's face. CycloneMetal is a green and silver-colored Half Change accessed
through the Cyclone and Metal Memories hence known as the Windy Warrior. In this form, Double can wield the Metal Shaft by means of the Metal Memory's powers. When swung, the Metal Shaft creates blades of wind by means of the Cyclone Memory. CycloneMetal's weight is 5 kg lighter than HeatMetal, although its punching power is weaker, it's shown to have a greater jumping height. CycloneTrigger is a green and blue-colored Half Change accessed through the Cyclone and Trigger Memories, therefore known as the Fast Skilled Sniper.
In this form, Double wields the Trigger Magnum by means of the Trigger Memory's powers and is able to shoot out high compressed air by means of the Cyclone Memory. CycloneTrigger's gunshots have a wider range, but it has a nimbler precision than LunaTrigger. HeatMetal is the second true form used by Double, first appearing in All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker. It is colored red and silver and is accessed from the Heat and Metal Memories, hence known as the Blazing Warrior. In this form, the damage from the Metal Shaft is increased by fire. A common tactic used by Double is to turn around while changing to this form, using the Metal Shaft on his back to block enemy attacks before counterattacking. HeatMetal is considered to be the strongest, but also the slowest of the 9 forms, due to its running speed and weight and it's jumping height is weaker than the other 2 Metal forms. HeatJoker is the first Half Change form used by Double when he appears in All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker. It is colored red and black form accessed from the Heat and Joker Memories, hence known as the Hot Skilled Warrior.
In this form, Double can throw flaming punches by means of the Heat Memory's powers. HeatJoker shows an increase in punching and kicking powers, but it has a slightly slower running speed and very weak jumping height than CycloneJoker. HeatTrigger is a red and blue-colored Half Change accessed through the Heat and Trigger Memories Hence known as the Hot Skilled Sniper. In this form, Double wields the Trigger Magnum by means of the Trigger Memory's powers and shoots fire blasts by means of the Heat Memory's powers. HeatTrigger's gunshots are also shown to have a higher output than LunaTrigger. LunaTrigger is a form that first appears in the television series. It is a yellow and blue form accessed with the Luna Memory and the Trigger Memory hence known as the Homing Skilled Sniper.
In this form, Double's Trigger Magnum is able to fire gold and blue bolts that can curve and track targets. LunaTrigger is mostly well-suited for marksmanship, but its shots are slower than the other 2 Trigger forms. LunaJoker is the first Half Change form used by Double within the series, a colored yellow and black form accessed from the Luna and Joker Memories hence known as the Trickery Skilled Warrior. In this form, Double has the ability to stretch his right limbs by means of the Luna Memory's powers. LunaJoker is shown to be the weakest out of the other 2 Joker forms, but it has a faster running speed than CycloneJoker. LunaMetal is a yellow and silver-colored Half Change accessed through the Luna and Metal Memories hence known as the Tricky Warrior.
In this form, Double can wield the Metal Shaft by means of the Metal Memory's powers, using the Luna Memory's abilities to use it as a whip. LunaMetal is also shown to be lighter and faster than the other 2 Metal forms. FangJoker is a white and black form that Double uses to escape from Philip's captors during the events of the Begins Night. As the Fang Memory was designed for Philip, his and Shotaro's roles as Double are reversed in FangJoker, with Shotaro's consciousness transferred into Philip's body for the transformation, Double's left eye flashes whenever Shotaro speaks.
This form is described as the Wild Skilled Warrior, as the transformation takes an extreme tax on Philip's body as he tends to lose control of himself when in this form during its first two uses. Additionally, this form cannot be used for long periods of time due to Philip's weaker body. FangJoker is considered to be faster and stronger than the other forms that came before it. By activating the Fang Memory's horn between one and three times, FangJoker is able to summon a bladed weapon that forms on various portions of FangJoker's body. This form is a form that is exclusive to the Futo Detectives manga.
It can generate a bow by using the "Arm Fang" function. In this form, the Arm Saber can be used as a bow. CycloneJokerXtreme is the first evolved form of CycloneJoker accessed with the Xtreme Memory, linking it directly to the infinite knowledge of the true Gaia Memory through the iridescent band going down the middle of Masked Rider Double's body called the Crystal Server. It is also known as the Evolved Perfect Warrior, as it also represents the perfect union between Shotaro and Philip. The sheer knowledge of this form wields allows Double to instantly analyze the opponent's capabilities. While not as physically strong as FangJoker, this Form seems to have better defenses as it easily withstood the Weather Dopant`s attacks without using the Prism Bicker.
Unlike the other forms of Double, where Shotaro or Philip provide the body for their Rider Form, the Xtreme Memory absorbs Philip's body and fuses it with Shotaro's body in their Rider Form becoming one in body, mind and soul. Thus when either Philip or Shotaro speaks on their own, their respective side's eye flashes, and that’s why they also appear together as soon as they break the transformation. By gathering energy into his fists from either halves Double can throw powerful punches at the opponent. CycloneJokerGoldXtreme is the second evolved form of CycloneJokerXtreme. This form is achieved when intense wind blows against Double and into the Xtreme Memory, and activates its full potential. In this form, the Crystal Server turns golden, with a set of insect wings that flurishes out of Double's back, allowing Double to fly.
CycloneAccelXtreme is described by Shroud as being the ultimate form, with the change being that Ryu Terui becomes one with Philip instead of Shotaro. Shroud states that Ryu's hatred and rage is needed for Double to fight at its full potential. However, this form was never utilized in the series as Ryu decides not to fight as part of this form. In Masked Rider Decade x W Movie: Masked Rider Decade has used Final Form Ride Card to separate Masked Rider W CycloneJoker into CycloneCyclone and JokerJoker. By utilizing a Joker Memory into the Lost Driver, Shotaro transforms into Masked Rider Joker, with his appearance being identical to that of Masked Rider Double. The Lost Driver was acquired when Masked Rider Skull's ghost aided Shotaro. Shotaro usually accesses this form exclusively in the event that Philip is not physically available. Through the power of the Cyclone Memory and the Lost Driver, Philip uses the power of the Cyclone Memory to its full potential. Philip uses this form in the novel, during which Shotaro is put out of commission due to a cold.
Shroud gives Philip the same Lost Driver Driver he gives Shotaro before the final battle with Jun Kazu, Utopia Dopant. Besides all the information we mentioned above, Masked Rider W has a special comic series named Fuuto PI. Fuuto PI – Fuuto Detective is a Japanese manga series that serves as a sequel to the 2009 series Masked Rider W. It is published in Weekly Big Comic Spirits. Moreover, an anime adaptation was announced to premiere in the summer of 2022. To sum up, Masked Rider W is a highly appreciated series that opens the next era of Masked Rider’s series after the anniversary series Masked Rider Decade. Okay, that's it for today. Don't forget to like and subscribe to our video, and see you later!