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Wincest AU: To cope with Dean becoming a demon, Sam makes a deal of his own, protection for Dean if he agrees to become a demon too. When he finds out, Dean does the only thing he can think to do and sends them both back where they belong. Hell thrives under its new regime.

Tokusatsu 101: Kamen Rider Memes (Part 1)

So you are new to this particular fandom? That’s okay, its fine to be nervous or feel in the dark about some things that go on here. We want you to feel welcome and experience something new in super heroes, and if you have any questions don’t be shy and ask.

The established fandom has had a few laughs over the years or are simply showing off their geek cards to confuse the masses/get a high five from fellow fans. I think what is best for this one is to explain them so newcomers don’t get lost in the conversation.

SO Let’s get started:

Meme #1:

What a Cool Guy!

Point of Origin: Kamen Rider Kuuga

While Kuuga is based on a word in Japanese that means “Clear-Self”. My best guess to the origin is the mishearings of some English speaking viewers makes the word sound like “Cool Guy”. This was especially true when Internet audio was more muffled due to dial up speeds and simpler tech in the early 2000s.

Add to the fact that Yusuke is the man of 2,000 skills, destroys deranged monsters who murder multiple humans for sport, his bike-fu and uses a “Thumbs up” to cheer up his friends. Yeah, he IS a cool guy.

Uses: This one is pretty simple. If a Rider Fan sees a picture of Kuuga in a discussion in or out of context from Kamen Riders, they respond “What a Cool Guy!”  This is usually from fans who love Kuuga, so you may not always get a response to it. There are variants such as simply referring to said Rider as a cool guy or THE Cool Guy with out mentioning his actual name.


Meme #2

I AM AMAZON!

Point of Origin: Saban’s Masked Rider

I’ll let the clip speak for itself:

This is actually SKYRIDER.

Masked Rider was a failed American attempt by Saban to double down on profits from Toei’s superhero franchises after hitting the big time by adapting Super Sentai into Power Rangers. They chose to adapt Kamen Rider Black RX and the results were disastrous. Bad video and sound editing, poor acting and weak writing…FERBUS (The Jar Jar of Kamen Rider)

This clip is from a scene where Prince Dex discovers that there are other Masked Rider Warriors. While they do go in order of the shows that aired, they did not edit the footage correctly. As a result, Skyrider became Amazon.

The only good things this series ever produced in the eyes fans was: Its music and sound effects was reused for the dub of Digimon (to much better effect), Shotaro Ishinomori was rumored to have angrily declared that Saban would never EVER lay their hands on his creation again and this meme.

Use: Anything really considering how goofy it is. For example if someone asked who you are, instead of saying “I’m just a passing through Kamen Rider”(thereby quoting Decade), say loudly: “I AM AMAZON!”. It can also be used for demotivational posters, T-shirts, coffee mugs, an April Fools gag, Youtube Poops (are those still even around?). Its the meme that keeps on giving.


Meme #3

ONORE DECADE/ONORE DEKEIDO/ONORE (Name of Rider/Person you are mad at in the series) aka the Narutaki Meme

Point of Origin: Kamen Rider Decade

Behold! The most overused and most popular meme in the fandom! Sure, you will have your fun with it. But after 7 years of it, you will rue the day you even heard of it. BECAUSE ITS ALL DECADE’S FAULT!

Kamen Rider Decade is a 2009 anniversary series celebrating the 50th anniversary of TV Asahi (Kamen Rider’s home TV broadcast network) and the 10th anniversary of the Heisei Kamen Rider Series.

The gentleman you see before you is Narutaki, a mysterious traveler who seeks to discredit or destroy Kamen Rider Decade. Not much is known about him: He can travel through the Multiverse, assume the form of past villains or summon evil Riders/past enemies and he constantly shouts; “ONORE DEKEIDO!”

He blames Decade for everything: Global Warming, US Republicans, Obama, kittens being stuck in trees, world hunger, Killer Bee Weapons and that vending machine that gets his favorite snack stuck inside it and takes his money. (Okay none of those things are in the show, but you get the idea.)

Use: If something goes wrong with show continuity, your life, or you just endured another horrible Taisen film. We blame Decade. Because admitting someone else or yourself is at fault is hard yo.
Also used if viewers see Decade appear in a crossover or in fanart.

Simply google “Narutaki Kamen Rider Decade” and you will see how big this meme is.