Huh? :eyebrow: Where did you get the idea that most Riders don't have any motifs?Most Riders don't have motifs, unless they're based on specific insects. Stuff like Blade, and Kiva are the exception here, but I wouldn't say you'd describe Riders like Faiz, Double or Birth as having a 'motif' per se.
Faiz had at least one motif, the Greek letter Phi. Double had the "grasshopper jawline" repeated throughout his design. Birth has a really easy, obvious motif: gachapon.Stuff like Blade, and Kiva are the exception here, but I wouldn't say you'd describe Riders like Faiz, Double or Birth as having a 'motif' per se.
Damn It. I was writing a fan fic about just that It's called kamen rider ghost. The monsters are called Wraiths. His henshin belt is was the seal that kept the gates of the underworld closed. I'm not going to give out more details please don't steal my idea I've been workin on it for a month and a half.GHOST/SPIRIT motif/theme i posted that too in the sentai thread cause i really wanna see someone henshin with a dead spirit but not like the possession in den-o, something like when the main rider puts on the ghastly mystical shaman belt his spirit ally spiritually unites with him and materializes the kamen rider's armor/suit.
Yes, I'm a shaman king fan. xD
The problem with looking at motifs is that, as mentioned earlier, oftentimes Riders have different ideas and motifs layered in. Their designs aren't just one theme, but many. A fact that's always interested me.What Kamen Rider themes have they not done yet?
- Zodiac & Constellations
- Aquatic Animals & Pirates
- Demons & Angels
What are you saying? My ideas stink don't they?The problem with looking at motifs is that, as mentioned earlier, oftentimes Riders have different ideas and motifs layered in. Their designs aren't just one theme, but many. A fact that's always interested me.
There's also the problem that some motifs and ideas don't always fit, or if they do, they've been done to death in world culture. note that I said world culture. We all may be up on what's been done in our own countries, but for example the motif of angels and demons....Japan isn't one to shy away from the concept of using those ideas in manga and anime. How many serieses have you read where the antagonists are demons? I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to name at least five right off the bat. and that's just in Japan, and that's just the one motif.
Not saying it's a bad idea or anything, but when considering motifs, it's worthwhile to think of not only what would be good or kind of silly, but also what has or hasn't been done to death on the world entertainment stage.
All that said....
Artifacts? Um...wouldn't Kuuga qualify for that? As I recall his belt was pretty darn ancient. As was all of him, really. But it's broad so there's always room for more I'd imagine.
Angels and Demons? It's a broad motif so I could see Agito being in there, but I think there's enough room to allow someone or something else in there too. Done excessively though in other media. Personally I'd put in extra caution and effort before using it.
Zodiac and Constellations: Saint Seiya did this one to the bitter end, but as that's anime I suppose it's not a huge deterrent. I could see it being done. There were rumors that OOOs was going to be constellation-based as I recall. One could also construct that Ryuki had elements of this, but that's a long shot.
Ninjas: Um....I suppose, but....really....done to death. They'd have to work at it to make it special.
Birds: Possible, and even probable. We kind of had a glimpse at this with Tajador, but I could see it working, although maybe not for an entire Rider series. Perhaps for a specific Rider like a secondary.
Pirates and Keys: um.....Gokai Change? Yeah, it's not Kamen Rider, but I had to go for the joke, sorry. Anyway. Pirates? I dunno. Been done alot. Keys? Likewise, but I liked Ryukendo and Gokaiger, so it'd be worth it as a part of something, sure.
Jewels and Talismans: I could see these two working together as a motif. Odds are it would tie into ancient artifacts, as that's another broad one I don't see a problem.
Martial Arts: I suppose, but to me this would have to be a secondary motif. Everything else has a visual aspect that one can design suits and equipment around. Pure martial arts would be fine, but you've either got to go from scratch at the drawing board for visuals and design, or integrate it with something else to make the design aspect easier. A possibility, but it's also been done. ALOT. Perhaps not by Kamen Rider, but it's been done quite a bit.
Apologies if I'm being a total jerk on this one, but this is just what I'm seeing and thinking. They're great concepts, and since most of them have been done or used before in other places I think that proves their worth, but I think you have to question how well they'd work and if they've been overdone or not.
heh....might work at least as a side-job/cover. If they do this, I'm definitely watching just to see how they handle it.Bread themed rider.
It'll be like Yakitate Japan but with Kamen Riders!