Souji Kusakabe (true name unknown) is Kamen Rider Dark Kabuto, an artificial Native made to mimic the form of Souji Tendou / Kamen Rider Kabuto and a major antagonist in Kamen Rider Kabuto.

History

As a boy, "Souji" was captured by Masato Mishima and forcibly converted into a Native Worm. With his Native Worm powers the subject was made to mimic the form of Souji Tendou. The mimic Souji was then used to test the Hyper Zecter and eventually received the Dark Kabuto Zecter.

Arriving in the real world, Dark Souji kidnapped Hiyori and brought her to a separate dimension at the edge of time and space, believing that only he could protect Hiyori. Tendou attempted to rescue Hiyori and fought Kusakabe in battle. In the battle, Tendou allows himself to be defeated so when Dark Kabuto returns to his universe, Renge can pinpoint the portal and locate Hiyori.

Tendou goes to fight Dark Kabuto once more but the dark Rider manages to overpower Tendou. Before Kabuto can be finished off, he is saved by Gatack who encourages him to keep on fighting Dark Kabuto and that he cannot allow himself to be defeated. With a revitalized vigor, Kabuto, takes on Dark Kabuto once more and defeats him using the Hyper Zecter. However, Hiyori then appears after a solar eclipse and proclaims that she is happy to stay with Dark Kabuto before transforming into the Sisrya Worm to protect Dark Kabuto.

Hiyori and Dark Kabuto return to their dimension only for Tendou to go to them once more to convince Hiyori to come back. In response, Dark Souji asks Tendou if he can keep his promise of always being by Hiyori's side. Tendou says he can't, but that he will protect Hiyori for as long as he can and fight against all who commit evil to the world, not just Worms. With that, Hiyori changes her mind and decides to leave Dark Kabuto and return to the real world. Not willing to lose Hiyori, Dark Kabuto go to the real world after her and attacks Hiyori. It's at that moment that he encounters two Reiji Nogis, who ask him to cooperate with them and state that he does not know who he truly is. Dark Kabuto refuses their off and attempts to fight off the Executive Worms before fleeing.

Dark Kabuto later goes to battle Tendou once more, only to be defeated by Hyper Kabuto and rendered unconscious. The mimic Souji is then captured by Mishima once again. Mishima and Negishi torture the mimic, taunting him as being a failure and revealing his true origins as a human forced to become a Native and mimic Tendou. Tendou then appears and uses Clock Up to rescue Souji Kuskabe, giving Dark Souji a chance to escape.

Dark Kabuto later encounters Mishima, who transforms into Gryllus Worm to fight him. Mishima defeats Dark Kabuto and captures him, plotting to drain the Dark Rider's power and combine it with a fragment of the Native meteorite to convert the entirety of humanity into Worms.

In his last moments, Dark Kabuto grabs Negishi and drags him back into the TV station as it explodes to finish off both of them. Before dying Dark Kabuto tells Tendou that he is leaving and that it is up to Tendou to protect this world now.

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Zecter Riders
Sou Yaguruma | Shun Kageyama | Tsurugi Kamishiro | Souji Kusakabe

Worms
Sails Worms
Executive Worms: Rena Mamiya | Reiji Nogi
Natives: Negishi | Masato Mishima
Minor Worms: Aracnea Worm Rubor | Aracnea Worm Flavus | Aracnea Worm Nigrita | Lanprys Worm | Bellcricetus Worm | Epilachna Worm | Pulex Worm | Verber Worm | Verber Worm Rota | Coleoptera Worm Aeneus | Coleoptera Worm Croceus | Coleoptera Worm Argentum | Musca Worm | Sectio Worm Acuere | Formicaalubus Worm Oculus | Formicaalubus Worm | Formicaalubus Worm Maxilla | Viellis Worm | Sepultura Worm | Tarantes Worm Purpura | Genomyas Worm | Brachypelma Worm Aurantium | Brachypelma Worm Viridis | Geophilid Worm | Acarina Worm | Acarina Worm Amber | Culex Worm | Cammarus Worm | Cochlea Worm | Leptophyes Worm | Subst Worm

Movie
ZECT
Riku Kagami | Issei Kurosaki | Tetsuki Yamato | Next-Worms

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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 | Chaps

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 | Nunchuck Banki
Footsoldiers: Gormin | Sugormin | Dogormin

Space Crime Syndicate Madou
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

Army of Resurrected
Leader: Demon King Psycho
Commanders: Space Reider
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 | Nunchuck 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 | Cheetahkatatsumeri | 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 | Combatant Kuros | Moeba

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