|Jafar says: Read my lips and come to grips with the reality!|
|“||Officer Tomari, someone like you so loved by coworkers, could never understand! This is human nature. Every single one has a monster lurking within their hearts!||„|
|~ Nira revealing his true nature|
Mitsuhide Nira (in Japanese: 仁良 光秀, Nira Mitsuhide) is a major antagonist in Kamen Rider Drive. He is a corrupt official of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and secretly the murderer of Eisuke Tomari, who was the late father of Shinnosuke Tomari. Having been the one who concealed the existence of Roidmudes, preventing any chance of stopping the Global Freeze from ever happening, Nira later allies with them in order to cover up his crimes.
He was portrayed by Kisuke Iida.
Nira was the former manager of the First Investigation Division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department. He worked under Soichi Makage, the secretary of the National Bureau of Defense, who was the human identity of Freeze Roidmude.
Initially, he was a mere antagonist who was aggresive towards the idea of Kamen Rider Drive, thus making him a foe to the SIU until Freeze's demise, where Nira seemly became an ally to the team. However, it was later revealed that he was already an ally to the Roidmudes all along, as well as being the real murderer of Eisuke Tomari. Nira later worked together with Brain Roidmude to stop Shinnosuke from exposing his crime.
Murder of Eisuke Tomari
Formerly a duty-driven police, Nira eventually became jealous of his former partner, Eisuke Tomari, for the latter's fame preceeded the former. This had further influence on his immorality and arrogance after killing Eisuke during a robbery despite having the greatest chance of serving justice.
Nira enjoyed toying with other people's lives and acted as condecendent and bossy to the Special Investigation Unit whenever a Roidmude case reported, portraying a high level of narcissism. As a result of this traits, Makage/Freeze placed Nira to overseer the Unit.
Nira also only cares for his own benefit, allowing Shinnosuke to transform when his life is in "jeopardy" by Proto-Zero and sided with the Unit after being dumped by Freeze. However, in order to conceal his former crimes, he returned to serve the Roidmudes and plotted conspiracy to bring down Shinnosuke once and for all. Overall, Nira is an arrogant, selfish, petty and envious corrupt official, who only focuses on his own benefits and regardless of others. Even Brain Roidmude, who was no less envious and became the partner-of-crime with Nira, was apparently disgusted, calling Nira the worst human and immediately discarding him when he was defeated.
|“||Adios, Kamen Rider.||„|
|~ Nira before he seemingly shot Shinnosuke dead|
|“||So, Roidmudes or the Kamen Rider... Which side will be the victor? I'm anticipating it!||„|
|~ Nira threatening Shinnosuke after his arrest|
- His name in general comes from Akechi Mitsuhide, a famous general in the Sengoku period who rebelled against Oda Nobunaga. This is justified with Nira's deception against the Special Investigation Unit.