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You are only back because Great Leader pitied you.
~ General Shadow mocking Titan.

General Shadow is a high-ranking executive of Black Satan who appears following Titan's demise and a major antagonist in Kamen Rider Stronger. He is a Majin from the Demon World who was recruited by the Black Satan organization to replace the fallen Mr. Titan and deal with Kamen Rider Stronger. Shadow later abandons Black Satan and forms the Delza Army to take on Kamen Rider Stronger himself.

He is played by Hidekatsu Shibata, who also voiced Baron Ashura and Syn Shenron.

History

Origin

According to Hirayama Toru's book "My Beloved Characters", General Shadow was originally a denizen of the 'Demon Kingdom' who decided to travel up to the surface. Besides Shadow, other creatures from their also went to the surface and became the basis of the legendary supernatural beasts in humans folklore for centuries to come.

Shadow eventually settled in Europe in the city of Rome. Due to his appearance as a "demon", he was persecuted and almost killed, forcing him to undergo a reconstruction procedure when he returned to the Demon Kingdom.

Shadow soon fell in love with conflict and battle and began looking for battles to engage him. He participated in both the first and second World Wars, provoking both Axis and Allies into annihilating each other on the battlefield.

However, Shadow's love of war caused him to be wounded often, resulting in him having to go through the remodeling procedure many more times. One incident led to his blood vessels having to be rebuilt, causing his skin to develop a pale tone and forcing him cover his skin from contact with air.

Shadow was impressed by Stronger's fighting ability, and, wishing to have a life and death battle with him, joined Black Satan and creating the Delza Army after Black Satan fell.

His belief and love for battle shaped the Delza Army, where only real power mattered, and the true leader would be the one to defeat Stronger.

Kamen Rider Stronger

General Shadow first arrived in episode 14 to replace Mr. Titan, after the latter was killed by Stronger. Despite being personally selected by Great Leader to serve Black Satan, Shadow brazenly admitted to Stronger he doesn't care for the organization at all, and voices contempt at how they use children as hostages. He states his true goal for following the organization is simply to fight with Stronger. As an example of his conviction on this matter, after Shigeru pulls the Joker card from Shadow's deck, he allows the children to be set free.
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Shadow mocks Titan

After Titan's resurrection, an intense rivalry erupted between the two, with Shadow often mocking Titan as incompetent. Though the two never came to blows, Shadow would continue to thwart many of Titan's schemes, actually warning or outright rescuing Stronger and Tackle from danger, much to Titan's continued frustration.

One of Shadow's most powerful tools was his deck of playing cards, both in battle and for the purposes of plotting. In a fight Shadow could summon giant cards to spew fire on an entrapped enemy, or could be thrown to inflict cut or stab foes. On numerous occasions he consulted them to divine what events would transpire in the near future, often these would involve Stronger's continued victories and escapes from certain death.

Eventually however, Shadow fell out of favor with Great Leader, and was due to be replaced by Dead Lion, who was second in command to Great Leader himself. Shadow went rogue from Black Satan at this point, slashing Dead Lion across the chest and hastily escaping, waiting for Stronger to finish off Black Satan before forming the Delza Army.

The first eight of his officers in Delza Army schemed against him, but never challenged him. However, upon his arrival in Japan Marshal Machine claimed leadership from him with help from his followers Commander Jishaku and Armored Knight, especially when both two his follower successfully capture V3 and Riderman while Shadow captured by Stronger even later he let him go.

Later Marshal Machine, Commander Jishaku, and Armored Knight watched Shadow's final battle against Kamen Rider Stronger. When Stronger uses Charge Up to finish Shadow then he uses Shadow Power Up which effect cause he become stronger. After both two hit each other Stonger in his Charge Up Form become extremelly tired while Shadow screaming Delza Army before he exploded.

OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders

OOO vs General Shadow

Shadow Vs. OOO

In the 40th anniversary movie of the Kamen Rider Series, General Shadow and the Delza Army appears as part of Shocker in an altered timeline. He first fought Kamen Rider OOO and defeated him. After the riders defeat the Shocker forces and assembled, General Shadow attempted to escape, only to be halted by four other "allies of justice": Kikaider, Kikaider 01, Inazuman and Zubat; who used the Denji End, Zero One Driver, Inazuma Vacuum Chest, and Zetto Zetto Zetto attacks respectively to destroy him.

Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen

In this, the first crossover movie between the Super Sentai and Kamen Rider Series, General Shadow appears as a member of Dai-Shocker, referring to himself and Shadow Moon as "Shadows". After the joint operation of Dai-Shocker and Dai-Zangyack to create the Big Machine was revealed, General Shadow fought in the massive battle between the united forces of the Kamen Riders and Super Sentai and the Shocker-Zangyack Alliance. He was defeated by Gokai Red and Kamen Rider Decade.

Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai

General Shadow appears in this movie as a member of the Badan Empire.

Super Hero Taisen GP: Kamen Rider 3

General Shadow appears as one of the members of Shocker in the altered 2015 created by Shocker using the History Modifying Machine to alter history so the Double Riders were defeated by Kamen Rider 3 in the year 1973.

Personality

Having a love of war, General Shadow entered into the conflict between Black Satan and Kamen Rider Stronger was because he was interested in fighting Stronger, openly admitting he didn't care much for Black Satan's goals. Shadow was even willing to sabotage the plans of other Black Satan members so he could be the one to fight Stronger. Despite enjoying violent conflict, Shadow does show some morals, such as when he objected fellow Black Satan executive Mr. Titan using children as hostages.

Eventually, after Black Satan's downfall, Shadow would gather together his fellow Majin to form the Delza Army to continue fighting Stronger. Though Shadow was the leader of Delza, he chose to remain mostly uninvolved in the schemes of his subordinates, declaring that whichever Majin defeated Stronger would become leader of Delza.

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           Stronger LogoVillains

Black Satan
Great Boss of Black Satan | Mr. Titan | General Shadow | Dead Lion | Black Satan Soldiers
Kikkaijin: Kikkaijin Gangaru | Kikkaijin Okamin | Scorpion Kikkaijin | Kikkaijin Gorongame | Kikkaijin Torafugun | Jellyfish Kikkaijin | Kikkaijin Waniida | Kikkaijin Mousengoke | Mantis Kikkaijin | Kikkaijin Hagetakan | Kikkaijin Chameleon | Spider Kikkaijin | Kikkaijin Elekiika | Kikkaijin Mecha-Gorilla | Stag Kikkaijin | Kikkaijin Bubunger | Bat Kikkaijin | Kikkaijin Denkiei | Kikkaijin Dikugama | Kikkaijin Arijigoku | Shark Kikkaijin | Kikkaijin Kemunga | Kikkaijin Hasamigani | Kikkaijin Armadillon

Delza Army
General Shadow | Staff Officer Steel | Division Commander Wild Eagle | Doctor Kate | Major Skull | Baron Rock | General Wolf | Commanding Officer Frank | Snake Woman | Marshal Machine | Commander Jishaku | Armored Knight | Great Boss of Delza Army

           OOO Logo Villains

Greeed
Ankh | Uva | Kazari | Gamel | Mezool | Ankh (Lost)

Yummies
Ankh: Hagetaka Yummy
Uva: Cockroach Yummy | Kamakiri Yummy | Otoshibumi Yummy | Ageha Yummy | Kabuto Yummy | Kuwagata Yummy | Batta Yummy | Kuro Ageha Yummy
Kazari: Lion Yummy | Neko Yummy | Siam-Neko Yummy | Lion-Kurage Yummy | Ei-Sai Yummy | Small Ei Yummy | Itomakiei Yummy | Ika-Jaguar Yummy | Shachi-Panda Yummy
Gamel: Bison Yummy | Rikugame Yummy | Uni-Armadillo Yummy
Ankh (Lost): Red Ōmu Yummy | Blue Ōmu Yummy | Fukurō Yummy | Shamo Yummy

Other
Giru | King | Kiyoto Maki

Shocker
Great Leader of Shocker
Shocker Council: General Black | Llumu Qhimil | King Dark | Apollo Geist | General Shadow | High Priest Darom | Shadow Moon | General Jark | N-Gamio-Zeda | El of the Water | Kerberos | Albinoleo Imagin | Terror Dopant
Kaijin: Shocker Greeed | Zanjioh | Shiomaneking | Ikadevil | Garagaranda | Poison Lizard Man | Jaguarman | Ganikomol | Turtle Bazooka | Tiger-Roid | KomaThunder | Schwarian | Neo Organism | Garai | Ra-Dorudo-Gu | Zu-Gooma-Gu | Zu-Zain-Da | Me-Garima-Ba | Pantheras Luteus | Cetos Orcinus | GuldThunder | Metalgelas | Volcancer | Deadlemur | Lobster Orphnoch | Elephant Orphnoch | Stag Beetle Orphnoch | Octopus Orphnoch | Tiger Orphnoch | Eagle Undead | Serpent Undead | Tiger Undead | Giraffa Undead | Paradoxa Undead | Douji and Hime of Bakegani | Scorpio Worm | Sectio Worm | Cammarus Worm | Subst Worm | Owl Imagin | Scorpion Imagin | Oct Imagin | Mantis Imagin | Lion Fangire | Crab Fangire | Octopus Fangire | Utopia Dopant | T-Rex Dopant | Triceratops Dopant | Beast Dopant | Hopper Dopant
Footsoldiers: Shocker Combatmen

           Super Hero Taisen Villains

Shocker-Zangyack Alliance
Dai-Shocker
Leader: Narutaki/Doktor G
Commanders: Apollo Geist | General Shadow | General Jark | General Black | Shadow Moon | Doras | N-Daguva-Zeba | El of the Ground | Orphnoch King | Joker Undead | Nurikabe | Gryllus Worm | Bat Fangire | Alligator Imagin | Llumu Qhimil | Weather Dopant | Mezool
Kaijin: Scorpion Man | Ghoster | Isoginjaguar | KomaThunder | Tiger-Roid | Cyborg Soldier Level 2 | Go-Gadoru-Ba | Go-Baberu-Da | Me-Garima-Ba | Go-Jaaza-Gi | Pantheras Luteus | Stellio Dextera | Brobajell | GuldMirage | Armadillo Orphnoch | Rhinoceros Beetle Orphnoch | Shell Undead | Tortoise Undead | Kasha | Musca Worm | Gecko Imagin | Bat Imagin | Mole Imagin | Medusa Legendorga | Warthog Fangire | Taurus Ballista | Cockroach Dopant | Spider Dopant | Kuwagata Yummy | Uni-Armadillo Yummy
Footsoldiers: Shocker Combatmen | Destron Combatmen | Dogma Fighters

Dai-Zangyack
Leader: Rider Hunter Silva
Commanders: Black Cross King | Hades God Cyclops | Hades God Drake | Hades God Sleipnir | Hades God Dagon | Yaiba of Darkness | Gai | Rei | Sea Fist Demon Rageku | Sanyo | Suugu | Long | Miranda | Rairaiken | Yogoshimacritein | Pollution President Batcheed | Doukoku Chimatsuri | Dereputa of the Meteor | Mons Drake of the Planet | Brajira of the Messiah | Deratsueigar | Zatsurig | Warz Gill | Ackdos Gill
Monsters: Shikabanen | Zodomas | Buramudo | Nanonanoda | Bowser | Yokubarido | Stargull | Almadon | Uorlian | Daiyarl | Shieldon | Vannain | Namono-Gatari of the Ortaurus Headder | Bari-Boru-Dara of the Uniberus Headder | Rō-O-Zā-Ri of the Hydrapan Headder | Chinomanako | Nunchaku Banki
Footsoldiers: Gormin | Sugormin | Dogormin

Demon King Psycho's Army
Space Shocker
Leader: Shadow Moon
Commanders: Space Ikadevil | Space Spider Man
Kaijin: Scorpion Man | Saboteguron | Ghoster | Zanjioh | Jaguarman | Girizames | Schwarian | Zu-Zain-Da | Sonorabuma | Buzzstinger Wasp | Arch Orphnoch | Tortoise Undead | Gecko Imagin | Pearlshell Fangire (Blue) | Bat Fangire | Beetle Fangire | Bat Dopant | Beast Dopant | Pteranodon Yummy | Kamakiri Yummy | Ika-Jaguar Yummy | Musca Zodiarts | Scorpion Zodiarts | Sagittarius Zodiarts | Skydain | Groundain
Footsoldiers: Shocker Combatmen | Chaps

Space Crime Syndicate Madou
Leader: Demon King Psycho
Commanders: Space Reider

Army of Resurrected
Rhino Doubler | Lizard Doubler | Zan Vardo | Karateloid | Bulldozerloid | Parabolaloid 2 | Chief of Staff Damaras | Development Technical Officer Insarn | Dyrandoh | Stargull | Sneak Brothers | Dogormin | Doukoku Chimatsuri | Dayu Usukawa | Chinomanako | Nunchaku Banki | Long | Sanyo | Suugu | Sea Fist Demon Rageku | Furious Demon God Gai | Grand Beast Rei | Agent Abrella

Badan Empire
Leader: Generalissimo of Badan
Commanders: Ambassador Darkness | Kamen Rider Fifteen | Llumu Qhimil | General Shadow | High Priest Baraom | General Jark
Kaijin: Scorpion Man | Saboteguron | Ghoster | Zanjioh | Shiomaneking | Poison Lizard Man | Jaguarman | Girizames | Hiruchameleon | Ganikomol | Turtle Bazooka | Marshal Machine | Sword Master Birugenia | Schwarian | Doras | Garai | Suddendas | Bird Dopant | Kamakiri Yummy | Ika-Jaguar Yummy | Shocker Greeed | Chameleon Zodiarts | Libra Zodiarts | Arachne
Footsoldiers: Shocker Combatmen | Destron Combatmen | Combat-Roids | Chaps
Allies: General Schwarz

2015 Shocker
Leader: Great Leader of Shocker
Commanders: General Black | General Shadow | Marshal Machine | High Priest Darom | General Jark | Super Galaxy King | Schwarian | N-Gamio-Zeda | Lobster Orphnoch | Weather Dopant | Sagittarius Nova | Phoenix | Demushu | Roidmude 089 | Kamen Rider 3
Kaijin: Garagaranda | Cheetahkatsumeri | Zanjioh | Shiomaneking | Poison Lizard Man | Poison Lizard Man | Girizames | Turtle Bazooka | Roidmude 057 | Roidmude 016 | Roidmude 076
Footsoldiers: Shocker Combatmen

Game World
Eight Kirino | Another Hiiro | Kamen Rider Dark Kabuto | Kamen Rider Dark Drive | Kamen Rider Dark Ghost | Kamen Rider Genm Zombie Gamer

Shocker (Game World)
Leader: Shocker Leader III
Commanders: Ambassador Hell | Space Ikadevil | Redyue | Paradox Roidmude | Bat Amazon | Black Cross King | Raimein | Emperor Z | Gengetsu Kibaoni | Ginis
Footsoldiers: Shocker Combatmen | Buglars | Zorima | Moeba | Combatant Kuros

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