|And it turns out that Tuxedo Mask has turned to a life of crime to support himself and the meatball head. Can't really blame the guy.|
|His name is Zoruku Tojo, and judging by that photo he should be far older then he should be. Or frozen with Leo DiCaprio either way.|
|Aw he even has his logo on it, that's just cute. Real Fucking Cute!|
So yeah, the obvious happens and the truck driver is Tojo, using the Roidmude's camouflage powers to disguise himself as the truck driver. Now I'm not going to get pissed about this because the police literally couldn't suspect Roidmude involvement with Lupin since at this point in the series the police's knowledge of Roidmudes were suppressed by the powers of Roidmude 001, the Freeze Roidmude who was disguised as the secretary of the national defense forces. So in hindsight this actually makes sense since the police's memories of Roidmudes were suppressed, but when this came out oh boy would I have been calling BS on the police's perceived incompetence.
Back to the plot Shinnosuke sees Tojo drive with the statue and transforms to give chase in Tridoron. During the chase Gen turned out to be hiding in the truck in case something like this happened and equipped with Rinna's device manages to get to the cab. But Tojo just shorts out the device making Gen susceptible to the Heaviness. Drive manages to save him but Tojo uses his powers to slam cars into each other creating an explosion/roadblock and manages to escape to his castle hideout. Krim however recognizes the castle and drives Drive to the castle.
Once inside Krim's worst fears are realized as inside the castle they find a Stasis Pod. but instead of a Maximal protoform or Supergirl this one was used to store Cyberoid ZZZ (pronounced 3Z). Tojo shows up and goads Krim to tell Shinnosuke the whole story. ZZZ would have been the body that Krim would have moved his consciousness to after he was killed by the Roidmudes. But the body required strong mental fortitude to control it and on top of his many other problems Krim has confidence issues, so he couldn't use it and thus had to transfer himself to the Drive Driver instead.
|Though considering choosing between this ugly thing and the belt. Nah Tojo still got the better option here.|
However Chase has shown up and has heard enough, declaring that a human using the power of the Roidmudes is unforgivable and has come to kill Tojo with the help of Roidmudes 014, 020 and 061. Chase then transforms into Mashin Chaser as Tojo pulls out his own Break Gunner called the Lupin Gunner and transforms.
|At least he's modest.|
Even when Shinnosuke is forced to power down, he still gets up saying he didn't hear no bell, he was only down for three. Lupin then fires a kill shot but Krim ejects from Shinnosuke's waist and takes the shot, frying him. In his dying words Krim tells Shinnosuke to stop Lupin at any cost. As Shinnosuke kneels over sobbing Lupin comes over to pour salty lemon juice in the wound by punching him in the jaw and declaring that the title of Kamen Rider is his now and just pimps off, like a boss.
Shinnosuke wakes up at the Drive Pit looked over by Kiriko and Rinna who tell him that the Drive Driver is too badly damaged and that it might be impossible to fix.
|Well at least she's showing concern, she usually doesn't smile like that, but I guess there are exceptions to every rule.|
|Well at least he updated his business card.|
|Boss, I'm being super duper mega cereal! Also good god that face!|
As Lupin is about to attack a building Shinnosuke leaps out of Tridoron and on to the balloon saying that once he's done with Lupin he'll save Kiriko. Of course it's easier said then done as Lupin just kicks Shinnosuke off the balloon. As he's falling the thread holding Kiriko snaps and she starts to fall. But with his determination and help from the Shift Cars Shinnosuke manages to restore Krim and become Drive again with Tridoron saving Kiriko and destroying the Core-less Spider Roidmude. For his next trick Drive shoots at Lupin with his assistant Chaser knocking him off the balloon.
Chaser wants payback and is even willing to work with Drive this one time to destroy Lupin. Lupin then calls in some backup using his Lupin Gunner to recreate the two Bat and Cobra Roidmudes he destroyed earlier. Chaser takes care of the Roidmudes while Drive faces off with Lupin. With some help form Kiriko Drive manages to defeat Lupin. Tojo gives back the title of Kamen Rider, more then happy to be a part of the fight.
With that his core leaves the ZZZ body and retreats, Chaser and Mach take their leave as well. But we're not done yet kiddies.
|Oh yeah, the Big Yeti Star.|
|Becoming ZZZ Megahex, how creative.|
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