Villain Overview

One of our objectives is to create the ultimate life form. I wonder what would happen if someone who was injected with the Smash element underwent experimentation again. I'll have to run a test.
~ Night Rogue as he injects Masahiro Nabeshima with a second dose of the Smash element.
I knew nothing... I survived by trusting only my ambitions. But alone, I was just a piece of trash that couldn't do anything. That's why I... took my great pride... took my vanity... and threw away everything to be reborn.
~ Kamen Rider Rogue describes how he became "reborn" as a Kamen Rider.

Night Rogue is the leader of the enigmatic organization Faust and a major antagonist of Kamen Rider Build, serving as one of the main antagonists in its first half and later one of the main protagonists of its second half. His true identity is Gentoku Himuro, son of Touto Prime Minister Taizan Himuro and head of the Touto Institute of Advanced Matter Physics.

He is responsible for the experiments carried out on Sento Kiryu and Ryuga Banjou and later for abducting Ryuga's girlfriend Kasumi and turning her into a Smash. As one of the people who was struck by the light of Pandora's Box when it was first opened, Gentoku has developed a twisted and deluded mental state, fearing an invasion from Touto's neighboring regions and seeking to conquer and unify the rest of Japan.

In pursuit of this goal, Gentoku founded Faust with infamous Pandora's Box researcher Takumi Katsuragi and former astronaut Soichi Isurugi, taking up the alias "Night Rogue" as a member of the organization. Faust was formed to conduct experiments on humans with Nebula Gas for the purpose of innovating the Touto military so it would be able to defend an invasion from Hokuto and Seito.

After his crimes are unearthed and he is banished from Touto, Gentoku is then left with nowhere to go to but Faust's benefactors, Namba Heavy Industries Ltd.. Following a period of intense training in a concentration camp run by the company, Gentoku raised his Hazard Level high enough to wield a Sclash Driver and became the Kamen Rider of Seito, Kamen Rider Rogue. However, his raised Hazard Level also negated Pandora's Box's effects on his psyche, and Gentoku eventually would defect from Namba's side and join the heroes, becoming one of the main protagonists of the series.

Gentoku serves as the main antagonist of the "Birth" arc and later as a major antagonist in the second half of the "War" arc. He also appears as the protagonist of the three-part ROGUE Blu-Ray miniseries which details his origins and how he became Night Rogue.

He was portrayed by Kensei Mikami, who also played Teru Mikami in the 2016 live action Death Note film.

Other Appearances

Transformation Lessons ~The Laws Of Transformation Are Set!~

Gentoku Himuro appears in the second episode "Night Rogue Chapter" where he attempts to film a video of him transforming into Night Rogue for FausTube, but has to restart several times after his cameramen tell him he is acting too scary. Eventually, Gentoku is able to complete his transformation into Night Rogue. He then attempts to demonstrate his Steam Rifle's finisher, Steam Shot, only for it to destroy the camera, ending the video.

Personality

As Night Rogue, Gentoku displays an arrogant and cold personality, treating people as mere guinea pigs and gleefully experimenting on them. He seems to enjoy using people's loved ones against them in order to keep them under his thumb, or just to be cruel to them, as shown when he turned Ryuga's girlfriend Kasumi into a Smash and made him listen as the transformation was taking place. Gentoku was also quick to let out emotional outbursts, and is susceptible to episodes of paranoia and aggression, desperately attempting to convince his father to improve the military believing that Hokuto and Seito are out to invade Touto. This paranoid and controlling personality stemmed from his exposure from the Pandora Box.

As his regular self, Gentoku keeps a composed and cool demeanor. He is a smooth talker, though he switches to being fierce when he is commanding his soldiers. He also seems to care for his father, and was worried for him when he suffered a heart attack that left him in the hospital, though this was soon superceded by his glee at the fact that this left him as the acting Prime Minister of Touto. In private though, Gentoku is prone to mad outbursts, a sign of his mind being warped due to the Pandora's Box's influence Gentoku also displays some lecherous traits, as he attempted to lure Sawa Takigawa to a hotel room when she was interviewing him. It is implied though that this is also due to the Pandora's Box, as in the new world when Sawa interviews him for the first time he greets her much more politely and formally.

Post his redemption, Gentoku generally remains silent, having become somewhat emotionless due to the training he endured to become Kamen Rider Rogue, though he also has an improved mental state. He is shown to feel guilty for the crimes he committed in the past as Night Rogue and as the commander of Seito's forces, and displays a desire to atone and lay the foundation for a new generation. As revealed by Evolt, Gentoku's nicer personality is due to his Hazard Level being above 4 and thus nullifying that Pandora Box's effects on his personality that made him power hungry and cruel.

Eventually, as he warms up to the rest of Team Build Gentoku begins to display the more comedic aspects of his personality to the rest of Team Build. He is shown to have a rather odd fashion sense, preferring overly extravagant clothes that are generally odd for a casual setting, such as the Jamaican-style robes and hat he wears in episode 41. He also enjoys wearing dress shirts and sometimes communicates by wearing shirts that say what he is thinking, something that annoys Sawa. Despite the two not trusting each other at first, Gentoku develops a camaraderie with Kazumi Sawatari and the two often go into battle together.

Forms

Night Rogue

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Statistics

  • Height: 197.5cm
  • Weight: 103.0kg
  • Punching power : 17.2t
  • Kicking power: 20.5t
  • Jumping power: 49.0m (one jump)
  • Running power: 4.1 seconds (100m)

Parts

  • Night Rogue Head - Night Rogue head.
  • Central Chimney - A chimney-type unit installed on the head of the night rogue. It has a heat exhaust function and a function to spray toxic gas, and can also launch special bullets.
  • Bat Night Goggles - Clear goggles that protect the face of Night Rogue. By using the ultrasonic sensor built into the inside, it is possible to demonstrate the same fighting ability as usual even in the neglected state.
  • Air Face Duct - Night Rogue intake / exhaust device. It has the role of removing harmful substances when taking in the surrounding air inside. It is also possible to discharge toxic gas.
  • NR Signal - Night Rogue data collection device. It is possible to aggregate battle data in real time and accurately grasp the abilities of yourself and the enemy. It also manages the condition of the whole body, and if there is a damaged part, it automatically performs emergency repair.
  • Night Seeker Eye - Night Rogue visual sensor. It has high sensitivity and can instantly detect moving body reactions and heat source reactions. A night vision device is also incorporated.
  • NR Face Guard - A protective device that protects the head of the Night Rogue. It is possible to negate the damage by releasing a wave that counteracts the impact of the enemy's physical attack.
  • NR Steam Shoulder - Armor that protects the shoulders of the Night Rogue. Optimize the movement of the arm to improve the attack accuracy. In addition to exhausting heat, the steam pipe can also be sprayed with toxic gas.
  • NR Unlimited Suit - Night Rogue shock resistant bodysuit. At the same time as protecting the transformant from combat damage, it is possible to release the physical limiter and bring out the hidden physical ability.
  • NR Bat Glove - Reinforced gloves that cover Night Rogue's fists. It has a shape specialized for fighting attacks, and is good at continuous thrusting using a claw with a sharp fingertip.
  • Dark Crush Leg - Night Rogue legs. It has both power and speed, and is good at high-power knee kicks and continuous kicks.
  • Night Seeker Shoes - Night Rogue battle shoes. He is good at lean, quiet and quick movements, and can approach behind without being noticed by the enemy. It is also possible to release a special steam from the toes and deliver a kick with a paralyzing effect.
  • Bat Chest Armor - Robust armor that protects the Night Rogue's chest. Equipped with a device "steam generator" that uses special steam to enhance combat ability, it is possible to speed up all movements of itself for a certain period of time and increase the power of attacks.
  • Dark Crush Arm - Night Rogue arm. It has both power and speed, and you can use the attached blade "Darkness Winger" to quickly chop up enemies.
  • Metal Knee Bat - Armor that protects the knees of the Night Rogue. Optimize leg movements to improve exercise speed.[1]

Kamen Rider Rogue

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Statistics

  • Height: 194.0cm
  • Weight: 110.8kg
  • Punching power: 32.7t
  • Kicking power: 37.5t
  • Jumping power: 57.2m (one jump)
  • Running power: 2.3 seconds (100m)
  • Special move: Crack-up finish

Parts

  • Rogue Head - The head of Kamen Rider Rogue.
  • Struggle Enhancer - An output regulator built into the head of Kamen Rider Rogue. It stirs up the fighting spirit of the transformant, optimizes each function, and supports to bring out higher abilities. In some cases, it is possible to bring out combat ability that exceeds the basic performance.
  • Hard Jelly Eye - Kamen Rider Rogue visual sensor. Increase the reaction speed of transformants and increase the accuracy and avoidance rate in fighting battles. It feels like a hard gummy and won't crack when hit by a hard smash.
  • RR Signal - Kamen Rider Rogue data collection device. In addition to accurately grasping the abilities of yourself and the enemy from the collected battle data, you can manage the condition of the whole body and perform emergency repairs.
  • Crocodile Rattan Armor - Armored parts that protect the head of Kamen Rider Rogue. The inside of the armor is filled with variable jelly, which is usually soft and easy to move, but when attacked, it instantly hardens and exerts enough defense to catch armor-piercing shells. The cracked part is super-hardened and changes to a white armor-reinforced frame.
  • Cell Face Crusher - A crocodile jaw-like part attached to the head of Kamen Rider Rogue. It has a function as an armor crushing unit, and when transformed, it has the role of appropriately destroying its own head armor and exposing the internal visual sensor. It also functions as a protective part during battle, minimizing damage to the head.
  • Fan Guard Shoulder - Armor that protects the shoulders of Kamen Rider Rogue. It has the role of optimizing the movement of the arm and improving the attack accuracy. It is also possible to spew out special smoke using the ingredients of the crocodile crack full bottle to increase the power of the attack for a certain period of time.
  • Force Crack Arm - The arm of Kamen Rider Rogue. The stretchable gel pad inside the suit assists each movement, greatly increasing strength and exercise speed. In addition, by accumulating battles, the gel pad becomes familiar with the body of the transformant and demonstrates higher attack performance.
  • Death Roll Gloves - Reinforced gloves that cover the fists of Kamen Rider Rogue. He specializes in continuous fighting attacks using ultra-hard claws, and the power of punch attacks increases as the fighting spirit of the transformant increases. It is also possible to rotate your body at high speed with the claw sticking to the enemy and swing it violently to cause serious damage.
  • Force Crack Leg - The legs of Kamen Rider Rogue. The elastic gel pad inside the suit assists each movement, greatly increasing leg strength and exercise speed. In addition, by accumulating battles, the gel pad becomes familiar with the body of the transformant and demonstrates higher attack performance.
  • Death Roll Shoes - Battle shoes of Kamen Rider Rogue. Equipped with ultra-hard claws and footwork optimization functions, the power of kick attacks increases as the fighting spirit of the transformant increases. It is also possible to rotate your body at high speed with the claw sticking to the enemy and swing it violently to cause serious damage.
  • Crocodile Rattan Armor - Purple or black armor that protects all parts of Kamen Rider Rogue. The inside of the armor is filled with variable jelly, which is usually soft and easy to move, but when attacked, it instantly hardens and exerts enough defense to catch armor-piercing shells. The cracked part is super-hardened and changes to a white armor-reinforced frame.
  • RR Enhancement Suit - Kamen Rider Rogue's shock-resistant bodysuit. It is possible to protect the transformant from combat damage and at the same time strengthen the body according to the hazard level.
  • Sclash Driver - The belt used when transforming into Kamen Rider Rogue.
  • Clancher Edge - A sharp blade attached to the arms and legs of Kamen Rider Rogue. Energy fangs "Crancher Fang" can be generated and deployed so as to cover the arms and legs. When the Special Move is activated, the enemy is pinched by both legs with the Crancher Fang deployed and destroyed as if chewing.[2]

Kamen Rider Prime Rogue

Statistics

  • Height: 194.0cm
  • Weight: 111.8kg
  • Punching power: 52.3t
  • Kicking power: 60.0t
  • Jumping power: 74.4m (one jump)
  • Running power: 1.3 seconds (100m)
  • Special move: Prime Scrap Break!

Parts

  • Prime Rogue Head - Kamen Rider Prime Rogue's head.
  • Yale Amplifier - A special strengthening device built into the head of Kamen Rider Prime Rogue. It transforms the cheering and entrusted feelings of the transformant into special strengthening ingredients, and brings true combat ability that greatly exceeds the basic performance. The same type of strengthening device is additionally installed in the smash driver of Gentoku Himuro, who was undergoing maintenance when the Prime Rogue Full Bottle was developed.
  • Grimpimento Eye - Kamen Rider Prime Rogue visual sensor. Increase the reaction speed of transformants and increase the accuracy and avoidance rate in fighting battles. It is also possible to eliminate eye strain by instilling a bitter replenisher in the internal tank.
  • RPR Signal - Kamen Rider Prime Rogue data collection device. In addition to accurately grasping the abilities of yourself and the enemy from the collected battle data, you can manage the condition of the whole body and perform emergency repairs.
  • RPR Crocodile Rattan Armor - Brilliant armor parts that protect the head of Kamen Rider Prime Rogue. The inside of the armor is filled with protective gel, which is usually soft and easy to move, but when attacked, it instantly hardens and exerts enough defense to accept Evolt's normal martial arts. In addition, the golden line that colors the armor is a part of the armor strengthening frame exposed, creating an elegant atmosphere while raising the defense performance.
  • Cell Face Clancher - A crocodile jaw-like part attached to the head of Kamen Rider Prime Rogue. It has the role of tightening its own head armor with moderate pressure and dramatically improving its defense performance. In addition, the bitter replenisher that fills the internal tank uses well-chopped green vegetables as the main ingredient, and has the effect of relieving physical fatigue, enhancing immunity, and preventing possession and erosion attacks by unknown life forms.
  • Fun Grace Full Shoulder - Elegant armor that protects the shoulders of Kamen Rider Prime Rogue. It has the role of optimizing the movement of the arm and improving the attack accuracy. In addition, it is also possible to eject special bright particles using the ingredients of the Prime Rogue fullbottle to increase the power of the attack for a certain period of time.
  • Gloria Slash Arm - Glittering arms of Kamen Rider Prime Rogue. The stretchable gel pad inside the suit assists each movement, greatly increasing strength and exercise speed. We are good at graceful and lean attack behavior, and it is also possible to knock down surrounding enemies with a flash burst punch wearing bright particles.
  • Hades Roll Gloves - Reinforced gloves that cover the fists of Kamen Rider Prime Rogue. He specializes in continuous fighting attacks using ultra-hard claws, and can rotate his body at high speed while thrusting the claws at the enemy, swinging violently and causing irreversible large damage. The power of the punch attack increases so as to respond to the strong determination of the transformant who sticks to the cause.
  • Gloria Slash Leg - Glittering legs of Kamen Rider Prime Rogue. The elastic gel pad inside the suit assists each movement, greatly increasing leg strength and exercise speed. They are good at graceful and lean attack behavior, and it is also possible to defeat surrounding enemies with an instant burst kick wearing bright particles.
  • Hades Roll Shoes - Kamen Rider Prime Rogue battle shoes. Equipped with an ultra-hard claw and footwork optimization function, it is also possible to rotate its own body at high speed while pushing the claw against the enemy, and swing it violently to cause irreversible large damage. The power of the kick attack increases so as to respond to the strong determination of the transformant who sticks to the cause.
  • RPR Crocodile Rattan Armor - Brilliant armor that protects all parts of the Kamen Rider Prime Rogue. The inside of the armor is filled with protective gel, which is usually soft and easy to move, but when attacked, it instantly hardens and exerts enough defense to accept Evolt's normal martial arts. In addition, the golden line that colors each part of the whole body is a part of the armor strengthening frame exposed, creating an elegant atmosphere while raising the defense performance.
  • RPR Unlimited Suit - Kamen Rider Prime Rogue shock resistant bodysuit. Protects the transformant from combat damage and at the same time strengthens the body according to the hazard level. It is also possible to bring out the original fighting ability hidden in the body of the transformant.
  • Build Driver - The belt used when transforming into Kamen Rider Prime Rogue.
  • Prime Saver Cloak - A pure protective cloak for Kamen Rider Prime Rogue. It is a fibrous material of Genius Foam's chest armor, and has a defense function to withstand attacks from Evolt and unknown threats and to compete evenly. It is very smooth to the touch and can be used by removing it from the shoulder.
  • Grandile Edge - A sharp blade attached to the arms and legs of Kamen Rider Prime Rogue. It is possible to generate and deploy the energy crocodile crusher "Grandile Fang" so as to cover the arms and legs. When the Special Move is activated, the enemy is pinched by both legs with the Grandile Fang deployed, and it is completely destroyed as if chewing.[3]

Quotes

Sento: Kamen Rider Build, the ‘brilliant’ physicist Kiryu Sento, is shocked to find he is the founder of the evil organization Faust, Katsuragi Takumi. Not a long after, a war begins with Hokuto. Sento has resolved to fight, in order to protect Touto.
Gentoku: I see. So you've made your decision, then.
Sento: Whoa, Gentoku...
Gentoku: Call me Prime Minister Himuro. The time has come for Touto's counterattack. We'll crush Hokuto!
Sento: When you put it that way, maybe I should reconsider...
Gentoku: Then I wouldn't put it that way.
Sento: You're so fickle! Now, what'll happen on Episode 18?
~ Gentoku in the recap for episode 19.


Gentoku: I feel like my characterization is odd lately.
Sento: You just noticed?
Gentoku: But what's the cause? Is it because I can't buy a train ticket on my own? That I refuse to eat green peppers? Or because I can’t sleep without a light on!?
Sento: You're such a kid! Now, will you be wearing another novelty T-shirt in Episode 41?
~ Gentoku in the recap for episode 41.

Trivia

  • Gentoku participates in the opening recaps for episodes 19, 41 and 45.
  • Gentoku is the only one of the six Kamen Riders in the show to not be possessed by Evolt at any point in time.
  • After being fatally wounded in the final battle against Evolt, Gentoku's shadow stays as his Kamen Rider form despite him having been blasted out of his transformation, signifying that he has become a true hero.

See also

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Faust
Night Rogue | Blood Stalk | Takumi Katsuragi | Nariaki Utsumi | Shingo Kuwata | Eita Kawai | Masahiro Nabeshima | Norio Matsui | Yoshikazu Takahashi | Shinobu Katsuragi | Faust Guardians

Hokuto
Yoshiko Tajimi | Blood Stalk | Kazumi Sawatari | Hokuto Three Crows | Akaba | Aoba | Kiba | Massugu Ubukata | Hokuto Guardians

Seito
Masakuni Mido | Kamen Rider Rogue | Fu Washio | Rai Washio | Seito Guardians | Hard Guardians

Namba Heavy Industries Ltd.
Juzaburo Namba | Nariaki Utsumi | Fu Washio | Rai Washio | Sawa Takigawa | Kaisei Mogami | Guardians | Hard Guardians

Blood Tribe
Killbus | Evolt | Kengo Ino | Ryoka Saiga | Mitsuomi Gohara

Smash
Needle Smash | Strong Smash | Burn Smash | Flying Smash | Press Smash | Ice Smash | Stretch Smash | Fang Smash

Downfall
Simon Marcus | Keiji Uraga | Phantom Crushers | Guardians | Hard Guardians

References

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