|This article is about a/an monster in Kamen Rider Ex-Aid.|
|Series:||Kamen Rider Ex-Aid|
|First Appearance:||I'm a Kamen Rider!|
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Salty Bugster (ソルティバグスター Soruti Bagusutā) is the monster born from data of the action video game, Mighty Action X, and is based on its boss, Count Salty (ソルティはくしゃく Souruti Hakushaku).
He was the Bugster who had infected Sota, being formed from small viruses that had leapt off of the massive Bugster Union form Sota had been taken over by. He and a squad of Bugster Viruses take form after the massive virus had been defeated by Kamen Rider Ex-Aid Action Gamer Level 1, half of the Virus footsoldiers taking on the costumes of chefs. The Viruses are defeated by Ex-Aid Action Gamer Level 2 before Salty himself faces the Rider, being beaten back by the Gashacon Breaker before being destroyed by Ex-Aid's Mighty Critical Strike.
He later returns as an upgraded Level 3 Bugster, manifesting into his monster form immediately from Emu's patient Shuhei Yamanaka, who is upset that his parents running their cake business prevents them from spending the holidays together. After doing a poor job facing Ex-Aid Robot Action Gamer Level 3, he retreats as Genm joins the fight.
Salty quickly returns to target Shuhei's parents' cake shop with more chef Bugster Viruses, but is intercepted and fought by Ex-Aid Action Gamer Level 1, Brave Beat Quest Gamer Level 3, and Poppi powered up by Christmas Energy Items. He is eventually destroyed by a dual Gashacon Breaker and Sword B-Button attack. After his physical body is destroyed, however, Salty's debris are collected by and stored within the Gashacon Bugvisor by Parad.
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The Bugsters originate as the microscopic Bugster Virus (バグスターウイルス Bagusutā Uirusu), a result of humans being contaminated by the Bugster, thus developing the condition known as the Game Disease (ゲーム病 Gēmu-byō).
The Bugster Union (バグスターユニオン Bagusutā Yunion) is the monster form of a Bugster-infected patient when the virus first flares up. When a Bugster-infected patient experiences enough stress, the Bugster Viruses inside multiply rapidly and overtake the patient's body, forming a giant orange virus form around it; the Union's shape seems largely irrelevant to the Bugster's appearance. Bugster Unions can only be defeated by a Kamen Rider in Level 1; the reason why is unexplained, though it may be because other Levels are too strong and may injure the patient inside the Union.
Appearances: Ex-Aid Episode 1
Salty's left arm ends with a snail-shaped gauntlet Salty Knuckle (ソルティナックル Soruti Nakkuru), which can release contact or short-range electrical bursts.
Appearances: Ex-Aid Episode 1
- Height: 219.0 cm
- Weight: 128.5 kg
Salty's upgraded appearance now has a diamond-decorated white hat and a general increase in power; however, it is shown that a Level 3 Bugster is inferior to a Level 3 Rider.
Appearances: Ex-Aid Episodes 11, 12
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Salty Knuckle - Gauntlet weapon
Behind the ScenesEdit
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- Salt is very often used in cooking, which is referenced by both some of his use of words, as well as the chef motifs some of his minions take on.
- His name and his motif can be consider to be ironic, as salt is very deadly to snails.
- However, he could also be themed after tasers and other electric-themed equipment, given his partly mechanical appearance and his electric-based attacks. This could be a reference to the electrical conductivity of salt water.
- Living up further to his name, his white hat in Level 3 is themed after salt cubes.
- His name can also be a reference to the term "Salty," a term for a gamer who seems to angry or agitated by losses in video games, mostly Fighting or MMORPG.
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