|“||Pain... and sadness... will never disappear. That's why... I'd rather get hurt than let it happen to those dear to me.||„|
Mitsuzane Kureshima, nick-named "Micchi" by his friends, is a the shy younger brother of Takatora Kureshima. Originally, concealing his identity as a member of the Kureshima from them, Mitsuzane was a talented member of Team Gaim and a close friend of Kouta Kazuraba who becomes Kamen Rider Ryugen to protect his team and his friends from the plant-like creatures called Inves. While he looks up to Kouta, Mitsuzane's one-sided feelings for Mai and a series of events result with him developing a grudge against Kouta. Ryoma Sengoku took advantage of Mitsuzane's hate, having him pose as Zangetsu-Shin to attack Kouta incognito before providing him the Yomotsuheguri Lockseed. When Mitsuzane learns he was only a pawn as his actions caused Mai's assumed death, he eventually forgives himself and renew his friend with Kouta as he strives to become a hero in his friends' stead.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 8-C, likely higher | 8-B | 8-A, likely higher
Name: Kamen Rider Ryugen, Mitsuzane "Micchi" Kureshima, New Generation Rider Zangetsu-Shin
Origin: Kamen Rider Gaim
Age: 16 at the start of the series, 17 at the end
Classification: Human, Beat/Armored Rider
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, can leap over several meters into the air casually, can fire bullet-like projectiles from the Budou Ryuhou, can change forms for different powers and weapons, can summon and control Inves from another dimension (via Lockseeds), skilled user of several weapons, can travel between dimensions with Rose Attacker, can unleash blades of energy with Kiwi Arms | Increased overall stats, can fire arrows that track enemies after being fired, can shoot a rain of arrows over a certain area | All abilities of Grape and Kiwi Arms (albeit stronger), can create and use weapons used by the Overlords (Redyue's halberd, Demushu's sword, etc), can channel energy into his weapons
Attack Potency: At least Building level, likely higher | City Block level (Calc.) | At least Multi-City Block level, likely higher (Comparable to Kiwami Arms Gaim and Lord Baron, was able to stab through Gaim Kiwami Arms' armor)
Speed: Superhuman movement speed (16.9 m/s via official data), Supersonic+ reactions (Fodder Inves are capable of reacting to his and Gaim's projectiles) | At least Superhuman movement speed (17.5 m/s via official data), Hypersonic reactions | At least Superhuman movement speed (20 m/s via official data), Hypersonic+ reactions (Faster than Kiwami Arms Gaim)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman | At least Class 1 | At least Class 5
Striking Strength: Building Class+ | City Block Class | At least Multi-City Block Class
Durability: At least Building level, likely higher | City Block level | At least Multi-City Block level
Range: Several dozen meters
Standard Equipment: Lockvehicle, various lockseeds, Sengoku Driver/Genesis Driver
Intelligence: Very cunning and snide. Capable of manipulating others and events with quick and precise skills, capable of matching Gaim and Baron's techniques in battle. Becomes less intelligent as he loses his temper, though.
Weaknesses: Overconfident, Melon Energy Arms cannot be used with his Sengoku Driver, Yomotsuheguri Arms drains his life force as long as he uses it. Sometimes lets his temper get the best of him.
Key: Budou Arms and Kiwi Arms | Zangetsu-Shin/Melon Energy Arms | Yomotsuheguri Arms