This article is about a/an rider in Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.
Kamen Rider Para-DX
Gender: Male
Series: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid
Motif: Video Game
Puzzle Game
Jigsaw puzzle
Fighting Game
Chinese soldier (Perfect Knock Out Gamer)
Rider Type: Anti-Villain
Affiliation: Bugsters
Homeworld: TBA
First Appearance: I'm a Kamen Rider!
Last Appearance: TBA
Number of Episode
TBA (Ex-Aid)
2 (movies)
Full list of appearances
Actor: Shouma Kai
Kamen Rider Para-DX


Puzzle Gamer Level 50


Fighter Gamer Level 50

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Perfect Knock Out Gamer Level 99

"This is so Exciting!"
―Parad's exclamation upon a new development[src]

"Fate is like a puzzle game."
―Parad's motto of doing things[src]

"Dai Henshin."
―Para-DX's form change announcement[src]

"Now you've got my heart boiling."
―Para-DX's proclamation before transforming into Fighter Gamer[src]

Parad (パラド Parado) is one of the main antagonists of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid series. As a Bugsters executive alongside Graphite Bugster, with the main goal is to annihilate the human race.

He later utilizes the Gashat Gear Dual to transform into Kamen Rider Para-DX (仮面ライダーパラドクス Kamen Raidā Paradokusu, lit. Masked Rider Paradox).

Character HistoryEdit

Start of the Bugster PlayEdit

Playing the LCD Mighty Action X game, Parad was informed of a new Bugster infection by Graphite. With Graphite proclaiming that they would soon be joined by an influx of comrades, Parad voiced to him his excitement at the prospect of their game field expanding. I'm a Kamen Rider!

As Graphite spread the Bugster virus further, Parad voiced to him that fate was like a puzzle game. When asked by Graphite if he was sure that they should not be acting directly, Parad decided that he might as well introduce himself as he set off. Another Prodigy with No Thank You?

Meeting Graphite's old nemesis, Taiga Hanaya, Parad called off Graphite from his confrontation. Before they took their leave, Parad dared Taiga to clear the most games and become the strongest Kamen Rider. BANG, That Jerk is Coming!

An Operation Called Dash!

Everyone Gathers for a Clashing Crash!

A Hollow Beating in the Heart!

Creating a Genm LieEdit

When Kuroto Dan is defeated as Kamen Rider Genm by Kiriya Kujo, using his newly acquired Chambara Bike Gamer Level 3, in front of Emu Hojo and Hiiro Kagami to prove his traitorous identity, Parad intervenes. Obscured by the explosion, he puts on Kuroto's belt to give the impression that he is Genm. Emu and Hiiro's trust of Kiriya is destroyed, and Kiriya pretends he had lied to get the Giri Giri Chambara Gashat, not finding it worth it to argue against what they saw. The Reason for Some Lies!

Men, Fly High!

Beat Up the Dragon!

Uneven Doctors!

Who's the Black Kamen Rider?

Christmas Special: Targeting the Silver X mas!

Giving Emu the Mighty Brothers XX GashatEdit

Kuroto Dan is nearly finished with a new, larger Rider Gashat meant for Parad, but it requires more data. Kuroto gives it to Parad and sends him to collect data, but Parad brings up the possibility of one of the Kamen Riders stealing it. Kuroto explains that it would infect them with a lethal amount of the Bugster virus if anyone but Parad were to use it. With this information, Parad gives Emu Hojo the Gashat, telling him to change his fate with it, and telling Emu to show him that he could change his fate again while hidden in a tree. Though the Gashat injected a deadly amount of Bugster Virus into Emu like Kuroto said it would, it mysteriously does not and instead converts into the Mighty Brothers XX Gashat, granting Emu much greater power. Parad is fascinated by this development while Kuroto is angered. Defined Destiny

We're Kamen Riders!

Debut as Kamen Rider Para-DXEdit

"Kamen Rider Para-DX Level 50. Let me show you my game. Let's play!"
―Para-DX's proclamation[src]

Kuroto Dan once again creates a larger Rider Gashat for Parad, this time fully finished. Parad decides to "play" it by intruding on a battle between Hiiro, Taiga, and Emu, defeating all three using both of his forms. He initially knew that Ex-Aid wasn't fighting at all when Brave and Snipe attacked him one-sidedly, which "bores" him, telling the attacking Riders to "not be such a killjoy". After defeating Emu, he tells him he'll "play" with him any time. A New Challenger Appears!

He later "plays" with Emu as Ex-Aid Level XX, assuming the form of Para-DX Puzzle Gamer Level 50, fighting alongside Kuroto as Genm Level X. Upon easily defeating Ex-Aid Level XX, he mocks Emu that "that is all he's got" until Revol shoots him in the back, claiming that the Bugster will attain his true form by defending Emu. This angers Parad to the point of claiming that "non-playable characters aren't that smart to begin with", forcing him to assume Fighter Gamer Level 50. Genm attempts to deter Para-DX by saying that Revol "is not his opponent", but Para-DX refuses to listen and claims that he will "crush anyone who hinders his fun". He would later proceed to destroy Revol with a variant of the Knock Out Critical Smash, but not before Revol futilely attempts to retreat. The Paradox of Defeating M

Hostility Against KurotoEdit

When he fought Emu as Para-DX Puzzle Gamer, he noticed Ex-Aid wasn't using Mighty Brothers for their battle. When Ex-Aid revealed that he left it at home, along with his other Gashats, save for Mighty Action X, Para-DX complained that it was "lame as hell". However, he did express some interest when he saw the new Level 4 Ju Ju Burger Gashat, stating that he'd never thought he'd see a Level 4 Gashat. As Ex-Aid was helping Burgermon escape, he said to himself that things were getting interesting before making his leave too. Back at Kuroto's hideout, he expressed that he was surprised that someone else other than Kuroto could make a Gashat, with Kuroto explaining that he initially didn't have enough workers to finish it in time and shelved it. But now that the Gashat was completed, Kuroto claimed that he needed to reclaim it. Later, he teamed up with Genm to take the new Gashat for Kamen Rider Chronicle, but was shocked when Genm murdered Burgermon in cold blood. After returning to the hideout, he asked if killing Burgermon was necessary, stating that he thought Kuroto just wanted to reclaim the Gashat. Kuroto stated that he can't allow games without his permission to be made as the Game Master. Parad then emotionlessly said Kuroto should just delete the game's data, but Kuroto decided not to since he was the one who proposed it in the first place, telling Parad to not lump the Gashats and Bugsters together. After which, he revealed that he needed the Gashats to create the world of Kamen Rider Chronicle. A Nonstandard BURGSTER?

He would eventually have enough of Kuroto's god complex and keeps his hope of defeating Emu. Just as Kuroto, as Genm Zombie Gamer Level X, was about to threaten Emu by handing over all his Gashats, Parad, as Kamen Rider Para-DX Fighter Gamer Level 50, punched Genm in the back to save Emu. He then proclaimed about his reason of killing Revol: He was simply playing the game by the rules and the Bugster race as a whole lives to compete, not to survive. Para-DX then proceeded to beat Genm senselessly before transforming into Puzzle Gamer Level 50 and using three Muscular Energy Items before finishing off Genm with a Perfect Critical Combo to knock him out of his transformation. Kuroto would later punish him for his defiance by telling Emu that he is the first man to be infected with the Bugster virus as Parad lifts him by his jacket, knowing that he was too late to stop this revelation. The Truth Exposed Seeing the Game Disease overwhelm Emu, Parad promptly let go of Kuroto and vanished. Parad would later witness from a distance Genm's defeat at the hands of Brave Fantasy Gamer Level 50, seeing that "M" had returned back to Emu. A Sudden Fantasy!?

As a test to see how Hiiro could handle the power of a Level 50 Gashat. Parad transforms into Para-DX Puzzle Gamer Level 50 while Hiiro transforms into Brave Fantasy Gamer Level 50. The two appear to be evenly matched even after Para-DX assumes Fighter Gamer Level 50, but as Para-DX was about to finish Brave off, Brave holds his chest in pain thus making Para-DX hesitate to deal the final blow as there is no honor in finishing off an exhausted opponent. Parad cancels his transformation and tells an exhausted Hiiro that Level 50 is too much for him, before leaving in hopes of being able to "play" with him again sometime. He is then seen back at Dan's hideout, telling Dan to complete his project: Kamen Rider Chronicle. Dan states that Parad knows nothing about the power of Level X, in which Dan refers to as "the unknown". Take Off Against the Direction of the Wind!

When Parad challenges Taiga in their Level 50 forms, as Taiga is now even to pit against Parad thanks to his experience with Proto Gashat's side effects 5 years ago during the first Zero Day, Parad also warned Taiga to look out for Kuroto's other next plans relating to his Level X upgrade and his Kamen Rider Chronicle before departing. Chasing the Mystery!

Engineered History!

To The Max, Dead or Alive!

Other EventsEdit

Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend RiderEdit

Kamen Rider Heisei Generations: Dr. Pac-Man vs. Ex-Aid & Ghost with Legend Rider

Chou Super Hero TaisenEdit

Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Chou Super Hero Taisen

Snipe: Episode ZEROEdit

Kamen Rider Snipe: Episode ZERO


No one can read his mind from his innocent smile. He has a great obsession with games and is often seen playing on handheld consoles. And true to his obsession Parad treats all matters like one and operates in a more relaxed and playful manner unlike Graphite. As such, he take joys in observing the event before him unfold and acts in more of a general oversight role while, Graphite tends to take care of the fieldwork. However, despite his usual cheerful attitude, Parad can be serious enough, to the point that Graphite himself can't help but to obey him. However, unlike Graphite, who is loyal to the race of Bugsters, Parad didn't hesitate to trick and use his comrade to collect more data from the fights with the Kamen Riders, as a part of his collusion with Kuroto Dan. He didn't even seem to be sad or remorseful when Graphite is killed because of his plan.

Parad, despite his playful and fun-loving behavior, can be provoked if anyone interrupts him while he is having fun fighting, as shown when the Revol Bugster shoots him from behind, which he responds by just quickly destroying Revol, much to Kuroto's dismay. The Paradox of Defeating M However, he won't kill any Bugsters that don't attack him at all, nor provoke him, like Graphite and Burgermon. After seeing Kuroto destroying Burgermon and Motors (when the latter is used as a tool), he would eventually drive a wedge between their partnership. He reveals to have a code of honor amongst the gaming rules and his own species, such as disliking of unfairness like how Kuroto sees and treated the Bugster species as nothing more than the tools for his own ambition unfairly.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

  • Teleportation: Parad has shown the ability to teleport himself.
  • Attack Blocking: Even with his human form, Parad was able to protect Genm from Lazer Chambara Bike Gamer Level 3's Giri Giri Critical Finish without any ill effect.


Puzzle Gamer Level 50
"Dual Up! Get the glory in the chain! Perfect Puzzle!"
―Transformation Announcement[src]
  • Height: 200.5 cm.
  • Weight: 110.5 kg.

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 59.0 t.
  • Kicking power: 68.5 t.
  • Maximum jump height: 62.0 m.
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 1.9 sec.

Puzzle Gamer Level 50 (パズルーゲーマーレベル50 Pazurū Gēmā Reberu Fifuti) is Para-DX's primary form, activated by turning the Gashat Gear Dual to the Perfect Puzzle Side. This form is based on puzzle games.

Para-DX's Puzzle Gamer attack style is to manipulate the Energy Items on the field. He can reveal the hidden Energy Items and choose the best Energy Items that suits him depending on the situation he is in. He is also able to generate puzzle piece-styled energy shields to deflect enemy attacks.

This form's finisher is the Perfect Critical Combo (パーフェクト クリティカルコンボ Pāfekuto Kuritikaru Konbo): Para-DX mainly combines his attacks with some Energy Items.

  • Jumping and Elastic Energy Items: Para-DX kicks the enemy in mid-air using his feet enhanced flexibility.
  • Speeding-Up and Muscular Energy Items: Para-DX rushes towards the enemy at superhuman speeds and kicks them away when close.
  • Muscular Energy Items x3: Para-DX rushes towards the enemy and performs a powerful flying kick at them with his tremendous feet enhanced strength.
  • Iron-Body and 2 Muscular Energy Items: Para-DX performs a powerful flying kick at them with his hard tremendous feet enhanced strength.

Appearances: Ex-Aid Episodes 15-18, 20-22, Chou Super Hero Taisen

Fighter Gamer Level 50
"Dual Up! Explosion Hit! Knock Out Fighter!"
―Transformation Announcement[src]
  • Height: 201.5 cm.
  • Weight: 110.5 kg.

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 64.0 t.
  • Kicking power: 68.5 t.
  • Maximum jump height: 62.0 m.
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 1.9 sec.

Fighter Gamer Level 50 (ファイターゲーマーレベル50 Faitā Gēmā Reberu Fifuti) is Para-DX's second primary form, activated by turning the Gashat Gear Dual to the Knock Out Fighter side. This form is based on fighting games.

The main tool of Para-DX in this form is the Materialize Smasher (マテリアライズスマッシャー Materiaraizu Sumasshā), which was Puzzle Gamer's shoulder parts. These gauntlets can throw powerful punches of fire.

As shown in Episode 18, when Parad is truly angered and full of rage, his attack power and attack speed, along with the destruction by the attacks are further enhanced.

This form's finisher is the Knock Out Critical Smash (ノックアウトクリティカルスマッシュ Nokkuaoto Kuritikaru Sumasshu): Para-DX does a flaming uppercut to enemy, sending him into the air, before punching the enemy again with great force, empowered by fire from his gauntlet, once the enemy has fallen back into punching range.

  • A variation of this is he leaps forward at his enemy and do a Jolt Haymaker instead of the sky uppercut and K.O. Punch.

Appearances: Ex-Aid Episodes 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, Chou Super Hero Taisen

Perfect Knock Out Gamer Level 99
"Gachan! Muzzle Up! Akai kobushi tsuyosa! Aoi Puzzle rensa! Aka to ao no kousa! Perfect Knock Out!"
―Transformation Announcement[src]
  • Height:
  • Weight:

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power:
  • Kicking power:
  • Maximum jump height:
  • Maximum running speed:

Perfect Knock Out Gamer Level 99 (パーフェクトノックアウトゲーマーレベル99 Pāfekuto Nokkuauto Gēmā Reberu Nainti Nain)[1] is Para-DX's upgrade form, activated by utilizing Gashat Gear Dual in the Gamer Driver. This form combines Puzzle Gamer and Fighter Gamer.

The main tool of Para-DX in this form is the Gashacon Parablaygun (ガシャコンパラブレイガン Gashakon Parabureigan), a gun which transforms into a hand ax.

This form has three finishers:

  • Perfect Critical Combo (パーフェクト クリティカルコンボ Pāfekuto Kuritikaru Konbo)
  • Knock Out Critical Smash (ノックアウトクリティカルスマッシュ Nokkuaoto Kuritikaru Sumasshu)
  • Perfect Knock Out Critical Bomber (パーフェクトノックアウトクリティカルボンバ Pāfekuto Nokkuauto Kuritikaru Bonbā)

Appearances: Ex-Aid Episodes TBA





  • CR:
    • Emu Hojo: Parad is very interested in Emu for unknown reasons, showing joy upon seeing his recovery from fully being M.
    • Hiiro Kagami: Parad's opinion on Hiiro is mostly unknown, but he was willing to back off from battling him when it was clear to him Hiiro was too exhausted from the strain of Level 50.
    • Taiga Hanaya: Parad was truly impressed by Taiga's combat skills when both of them had a tie while fighting each other and finishing the fight with their Kimewaza Finishers. He also gave a helpful warning to Taiga about Genm trying to break the Level concept with the true power of Level X before he left the scene.
    • Kuroto Dan: Parad was once allied with Dan for unknown reasons and given numerous Gashats for his use. After Dan had killed Burgermon Bugster in cold blood, Parad left him. Though he still stays close to Dan in hopes of completing Kamen Rider Chronicle, Dan tells him that he "understands nothing" about the data of death that is the Dangerous Zombie Gashat, which, despite being Level 10, is also Level X, also called "The Unknown".

Behind the scenesEdit


  • Parad is portrayed by Shouma Kai (甲斐 翔真 Kai Shōma). His suit actor as Kamen Rider Para-DX is Kazuya Okada (岡田 和也 Okada Kazuya).


  • Both his name and Rider designation are derived from the word "paradox" (パラドックス Paradokkusu). His Rider name is even pronounced similarly to said word, though without the small "tsu" (ッ) katakana.


  • The design of his pants are reminiscent of pixels from retro video games.
  • Parad's clothing and enigmatic personality is similar to Kai from Kamen Rider Den-O and Template:PR from Template:PR.
    • His clothing's coloration is also similar to that of Genm's color scheme, even though he only posed as him instead of actually transforming into Genm.
    • Coincidentally, Parad's actor, Shouma Kai, shares his name with the character Kai as well.
  • Kamen Rider Para-DX is the first Ex-Aid Rider to not have a gamepad like Rider Gauge in any of his default forms, instead only having one in his upgraded Level 99 form.
    • Kamen Rider Para-DX is also the first Ex-Aid Rider to not have any of the basic Level 1 to Level 3 forms, instead skipping straight to Level 50 instead.
  • Parad as Para-DX Fighter Gamer bears some resemblance to Ex-Aid and Genm, though his "hair" has more spikes compared to them. The resemblance is played even further with the appearance of Para-DX's Level 99 form, with the visor and "hair-spike" design" being very similar to Ex-Aid's, only that Para-DX has double the number of hair-spikes. If proven true, this furthers the idea that Parad/Para-DX is meant to be a foil to Emu/Ex-Aid as hinted at various points in the show.
    • His Puzzle Gamer form's helmet also has a slight, but vague, resemblance to Brave's helmet. Along with a more clear resemblance to one of Gentaro Kisaragi's hairstyles.
  • The change of helmet while switching forms is similar to the "Face Change" of Template:PR from Ninpu Sentai Hurricaneger.
    • Incidentally, to an extent, Para-DX's Fighter Gamer form and Shurikenger Fire Mode both share elements related to fire.
  • Parad is also similar to Alain as they were first introduced as generals to their respective factions and get to become Kamen Riders themselves.
    • Also like Alain, rather than using a Henshin Belt like the other riders, he uses a Henshin device much like Alain's Mega Ulorder.
  • Kamen Rider Para-DX Fighter Gamer's hands are covered by punching gauntlets much like Kamen Rider Knuckle Kurumi Arms and Kamen Rider Ghost Newton Damashii.
    • In Episode 15, Fighter Gamer demonstrates the ability to launch a wave of fire along the ground, similar to the "ground fireballs" seen most prominently in fighting games by SNK such as the Fatal Fury and King of Fighters series of games (such as Terry Bogard's Power Wave, Geese Howard's Reppuken, and Kyo Kusanagi's 108 Shiki Yami Barai).
    • By detaching the shoulder armor to form punching gauntlets, it is also similar to Gundam Maxter from Mobile Fighter G Gundam.
  • His Rider designation, Para-DX, can be a wordplay for both "paramedic" and "diagnosis" (often abbreviated as "DX").
    • It is also an abbreviation for "Deluxe", referring to certain first-class toys.
    • The first name basis for Para-DX's main forms are terminologies in fighting game:
      • Perfect Puzzle: Indicated the player's victory without having their health gauge drained.
      • Knock Out Fighter: Indicated the opponent or a player's defeat.
  • Currently, Parad is the only rider to have two base starting forms, though Puzzle Gamer Level 50 is sometimes shown first in some media.
    • It is also shown when the Gashat Gear Dual is put into the Gamer Driver.
  • Like Ex-Aid when he changes to Level 2, Para-DX says "Dai Henshin" when changing forms.
  • Parad's interest towards Emu as well his enjoyment of fighting the latter is similar to N-Daguva-Zeba of Kamen Rider Kuuga.
    • Unlike Daguva though, Parad doesn't like unnecessary bloodshed, preferring to keep his opponents alive, and isn't completely heartless to even his own kind.
    • He also has a code of honor amongst his own kind, making him similar to Heart.
  • Parad is the only Rider to have two level designations depending on how he uses his Gashat.
  • Para-DX's Perfect Knock Out Gamer Level 99 is similar to Paradox Roidmude's Supreme Evolution State as he awakens and combines the past Roidmude 108. Likewise, the fusion of Perfect Puzzle and Knock Out Fighter and his name are shared with Paradox Roidmude as well.
  • Parad's transformation to Para-DX in Perfect Puzzle is also similar to the Riders from the Kamen Rider Blade series.
    • Para-DX's primary weapon in Level 99, the Gashacon Parablaygun, also shares a similar name to Blade's main weapon, the Blay Rouzer.



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