|“||No need to run. We're friends, are we not?||„|
|~ Heart's sarcastic response to Roidmude 051|
|“||Thank you. At the very end...I actually made a friend. The first...human...||„|
|~ Heart's final words|
The Heart Roidmude, originally known as Roidmude 002, also simply known as Heart, is the main antagonist of Kamen Rider Drive. He is a Roidmude, a series of 108 robots created by Tenjuro Banno, and the one leading the Roidmudes' uprising against humanity. He is also the one responsible for the deaths of Banno and Krim Steinbelt.
Of the Roidmude executives, it's Heart who's at the forefront of their revolution, serving as their public leader while the Freeze Roidmude operates from the shadows. Having experienced torment at the hands of his creator, Heart believes that the only way for Roidmudes to achieve peace is through the extermination of humanity. To this end, Heart's goal is achieve a Super Evolved state alongside three other Roidmudes so they can combine their powers to unlock the "Promised Number" and remake the world to a paradise for Roidmudes where no humans are present.
Heart later returns as the main protagonist of D-Video Special: Kamen Rider Heart, where he assumes a Kamen Rider form known as Kamen Rider Heart.
He is portrayed by Tomoya Warabino.
Heart was among the first Roidmudes produced by Dr. Tenjuro Banno, originally designated as Roidmude 002. When Banno's research on the Roidmudes hit a dead end, he asked his lab partner Krim Steinbelt for help. Krim provided him with the Core Driviars, enabling 002 and the others to have the capacity to evolve.
When an investor refused to fund Banno's research, 002 was forced by Banno to copy the appearance of the investor, so Banno could take out his frustrations by torturing him as if he were the actual investor. 002 was only rescued when Krim Steinbelt walked in and stopped Banno, promptly ceasing their partnership out of disgust for Banno's abusive tendencies.
Out of spite, Banno sabotaged the other Roidmudes by installing them with chips that gave him the negative emotions of human beings. Eventually, 002 and other the Roidmudes revolted against the abuse of their creators. 002, 001 and 003 killed Banno before going on to slay Krim as well. Banno managed to survive by uploading his consciousness into a tablet, but the tablet soon fell into the possession of the Roidmudes. Unbeknownst to the Roidmudes, Krim survived by uploading his consciousness as well. 002 and the other Roidmudes then began their revolution against humanity, seeking to wipe them out so they could build a peaceful paradise for themselves. Heart also retained the human form he had copied to ensure that Banno's abuse of them would not be forgotten.
Leading the Roidmude Uprising
After spending twelve years infiltrating different parts of human society, 002 and the Roidmudes put their plans in motion by triggering an event known as the "Global Freeze", in which a quarter of the planet was caught in slowdown as the Roidmudes began their revolution to overthrow humanity and remake the world to their liking. The Roidmudes carried out attacks all across the globe, but their revolution was put down by the mysterious Kamen Rider Protodrive, who destroyed the bodies of Heart alongside numerous others of his Roidmude brethren. Their cores survived, enabling Medic to use her unique ability to restore Roidmude bodies and causing 002 to evolve into the Heart Roidmude. With his new advanced form, Heart was able to defeat Kamen Rider Protodrive and capture him. Upon discovering Protodrive was really a Roidmude created by Krim Steinbelt designated Roidmude 000, possessing few to none differences from the other Roidmudes, Heart worked together with the Freeze and Brain Roidmudes to experiment on Protodrive to convert him into their ally. The three wiped 000 of all his memories and free will, giving him a new persona known as Chase. Chase was equipped with the Break Gunner, enabling him to become "Mashin Chaser" and enforce the will of Heart and the Roidmude executives.
Several months after the Global Freeze was thwarted, Heart and the Roidmudes resurfaced again to start another revolution against humanity. Heart sought to evolve more of his kind into Advanced Roidmudes in the hopes that four of them would eventually achieve "Super Evolved" forms and be able to complete the "Promised Number", which would enable the Roidmudes to wipe out humanity and remake the world as they desired. However, they encountered a new foe in the form of the second person to inherit the "Drive" mantle, Shinnosuke Tomari aka Kamen Rider Drive, a police investigator for the Special Investigation Unit of the Metropolitan Police Department.
Though they suffered several setbacks thanks to Drive, thanks to the actions of the Volt Roidmude Heart and the Roidmudes were eventually able to revive the Medic Roidmude, who had gone comatose due to the strain of healing other Roidmudes, adding a key member into their ranks. However, another issue arose when Chase regained his memories as Protozero. Though Medic was able to fix this by altering Chase's base programming to protect Roidmudes and target humans, it left Chase unable to act as Heart's "grim reaper" and eliminate any rogue Roidmudes. In place of Chase, Heart allowed Medic to form her own team of enforcers known as Reaper Legion to take on the role of dealing with Roidmudes who refused to follow him.
After Freeze invented the Neo-Viral Cores, he provided them to Heart's cell to make Roidmude evolution easier, allowing them to create Advanced Roidmudes simply by fusing Low-Class Roidmudes with humans, bringing them one step closer to achieving the Promised Number. Freeze would eventually become the first Roidmude to achieve a Super Evolved state, though he was killed shortly after by Drive Type Tridoron.
Nevertheless, Freeze was soon followed by Brain, who gained his own Super Evolved form from fusing with Mitsuhide Nira. Seeking to please Heart, Medic began experimenting on Roidmudes with a special sauce devised by the Cook Roidmude known as "Honfleur's Dusk". However, the sauce caused the Low-Class Roidmudes to go berserk when exposed to it and Heart eventually intervened to reign Medic in and stop her from harming any more of their comrades, telling her that he was aware she had destroyed Roidmudes in the past. Eventually though, Medic's research led to Heart obtaining his own Super Evolved form, granting him the ability of Super Heavy Acceleration.
Shuriken Sentai Ninninger Vs. Kamen Rider Drive Spring Vacation One-Hour Combining Special
Heart was present during the time when Roidmude 089 hosted a brief alliance with the remnant terrorist organization, Shocker and the Kibaoni Army Corps. Heart congratulated the Youkai page Kyuemon Izayoi, on his gathering of human fear. Kyuemon, however, rejected Heart's attempt at a friendship and called the Roidmudes "mechanical puppets". Heart noted that from the humans' point of view the Roidmudes would indeed appear to be monsters. Heart was later alerted by Brain to a giant robot he saw charging past the window. With him and Medic missing the sight, Medic said Brain was being silly again while Heart suggested he get some rest, to which Brain figured that Heart was probably right while the rest of the Ninningers set off to fight Kyuemon's Giant Roidmudes.
Team-Up with Drive
The Roidmudes' plans would later become derailed when Tenjuro Banno reentered the scene. With the Banno tablet having been recovered by Go Shijima, Banno assisted the Special Investigation Unit in their fight against the Roidmudes, only to later betray them and steal the Drive Driver for his own plans. Following this, Heart approached Shinnosuke and Go and revealed his history with Banno and the abuse he had suffered at Banno's hands. As Banno and Roidmude 004 had kidnapped Mr. Belt, Heart chose to spare them rather than finish them off.
However, the other Roidmude executives were unaware of the true extent of Banno's depravity, causing them to fall prey to him as a result. After Roidmude 006 arrived to assist the other Roidmude executives in their plans, Heart tasked 006 with locating and destroying Banno, hoping that the act of killing Banno would cause him to achieve a Super Evolved state. He supplied 006 with six Low-Class Roidmudes to assist him in his mission, but despite this the Banno Driver was able to overwhelm them all, killing 006 and taking control of his body to become Gold Drive. Gold Drive later approached Medic and convinced her to let him operate on her to help her achieve a Super Evolved state so she could aid Heart. The surgery involved resetting Medic back to before she absorbed all the emotions of other Roidmudes so she could experience the emotion that first caused her to evolve. Unbeknownst to Medic, Banno also lobotimized her and left her as a puppet loyal to him, which he used to blackmail Heart into submitting to him. Gold Drive thus became leader of the Roidmudes, and as the only other Roidmude capable of achieving a Super Evolved form, Heart was forced to go along with Banno's plans if he wanted to unlock the Promised Number. Despite it being the only way, Heart instructed Brain to go on the run from Banno and to find a way to save Medic so Banno could not use either of them for his plans.
Brain ultimately devised a way to save Medic by taking her place as the countercurrent to Banno's Promised Number, which was reall a way to charge up Sigma Circular. As a result, Brain gave up his own life to save Medic. Upon realizing what Brain had done, Heart and Medic gave him a tearful goodbye before swearing vengeance on Banno. Before do anything, Gold Drive fled the scene with Sigma's core while 004 self-destructed in an attempt to cover his master's escape and wipe out all of his master's enemies in one single blow.
However, Heart, Medic, Drive and Chase are saved by Mach when he allows himself to take the brunt of the shockwave and forces everyone out of the way. When Banno takes the SSDC as a base in order to complete the Sigma Circular, Heart and Medic went to stop him. After the three Kamen Riders manage to penetrate Banno's protective barrier, Heart and Medic appear and save the three immobilized Riders from Banno's killing blow, with Heart giving Go his thanks specifically. When confronting Banno, Heart decides to give him a fate worse than death by destroying his machine, thus ruining his aspiration to rule humanity. Heart also informs Shinnosuke that they are on the same side and all five transform to fight Banno's Reaper Legion Roidmudes. Heart and Medic later accompany Shinnosuke in heading off to destroy the Sigma Circular while Go tells him to allow him and Chase to deal with Banno.
Stopping Sigma Circular
Once they manage to get past the barrier, he, Medic and Drive destroy 081, 101 and 105. Unfortunetaly Medic is unable to heal them, leaving him and her as the last of their kind. After Shinnosuke informs him of Chase's death, he tells Shinnosuke they will have their final battle. They all proceed to the Sigma Circular, except for Medic, who is unable to follow them. Medic does show up to heal an injured Shinnosuke. To Heart's anguish, this uses up the last of her powers and kills her.
The two manage to destroy the Sigma Circular, however Shinnosuke starts to faint as he falls out of the SSDC and is separated from Mr. Belt. Heart denies the chance to co-exist with humanity attempts to attacks Shinnosuke once he regains consciousness. However, hos injuries from the final attack on Sigma catch up to him. In the end, Heart wishes for Shinnosuke to remember the Roidmudes and dies peacefully after gaining a new human friend.
Kamen Rider Drive Saga: Kamen Rider Heart
The Heart Roidmude returns after Gou Shijima inadvertently resurrects him along with the spirits of Brain and Medic, who were inhabiting its body. Heart gained the power to become Kamen Rider Heart and fought against Roidmude 5886, a Roidmude created from the data of all the previous Roidmudes who were destroyed.
Unlike previous foes of the Kamen Riders, Heart truly believes his cause is just. He holds a grudge against humans, mostly due to his torture at the hands of Banno causing him to believe they are all evil. Unlike the other Roidmudes, Heart did not have any negative emotions programmed into him by Banno yet still is determined to overthrow humanity due to his torture at Banno's hands, keeping the human form Banno forced him to assume as a reminder of the pain he suffered.
Heart is also very empathetic and cares deeply for his fellow Roidmudes, with his cause being to create a paradise for them all to live in. He does not view any as disposable and takes time to mourn each time a Roidmude is killed. He also has a good camaraderie with his fellow Roidmude executives, especially Brain and Medic, the latter of whom he is in love with ever since she healed him. Though he views the human race as his enemies, he does not look down on them and even sees Shinnosuke Tomari/Kamen Rider Drive as a worthy opponent, desiring a fair fight with him.
After teaming up with Shinnosuke to fight against Banno, Heart begins to let go of his hatred of humanity after seeing that not all humans are evil.