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Fridge Brilliance

  • The Foundation X plot was left hanging to follow it's Film Noir theme. Old mystery works would have many questions unanswered intentionally, and would be bittersweet at best.
  • Why is the Maximum slot on the right side of Double when most of the time it's for the Joker Memory, a left-sided memory? To discourage Shotaro from pulling a Twin Maximum Drive like he did in "The D Was Seen".
  • Double (W) becoming Xtreme (X) while fighting the Beast (B) Dopant. The show's theme is called W-B-X.
    • Alternately, Double (W) + Xtreme Memory (Bird) = Xtreme.
  • W letting go of half itself (i.e., Philip disappearing) after destroying Utopia (U).
  • How did Kamen Rider Skull take on the Terror Dopant without being terrified in the Nobody's Perfect PV? He's hard-boiled, as in unswayed by emotions. Fear is an emotion.
    • Whereas his apprentice is terrified because he is half-boiled.
  • Why does The Movie have so many names? Double Forever, A-to-Z, The Gaia Memory Of Fate. It doesn't. It just has one: (Kamen Rider Double) Forever A-to-Z: The Gaia Memory Of Fate.
  • Shotaro's favored Memory, Joker, is said to possess the inherent power of the "trump card". Why should this be considered Personality Powers? Shotaro is actually the wild card, being the outlier in both The Chessmasters' plans. What's the wild card in most card games? Joker. Being the metaphorical Joker is what makes Shotaro the trump card, as his sheer determination and devotion to his friends allowed him to pull off the impossible and shake off the paralyzing fear inflicted upon him by Terror and defeat Utopia single-handedly without transforming, things Shroud's chosen warrior (Ryu) couldn't even do.
    • This also extends to the movie: Daido assumed that Shotaro was out of the picture without Phillip or Double, only for him to receive the Lost Driver from Sokichi, gain the T2 Joker thanks to his affinity for its powers, and storm the castle in order to rescue his partner and protect his city.
  • Philip's favored Memory, Cyclone. The two people capable of accessing the Gaia Library are Philip and Wakana. Wakana's signature Memory, Claydoll, represents the power of the earth. The Cyclone Memory represents the exact opposite, namely the power of the sky.
    • In fact all three of Philip's base Memories can be associated with the sky. Luna obviously represents the Moon, while Heat represents the Sun (compare with Magma, a Memory with similar powers that draws its strength from the heat of the earth).
  • Xtreme may look like a silly way to spell extreme but it makes sense when you realize that Cyclone Joker Xtreme is the evolution of Double and X is the letter after W.
    • It's also a punny name, based off Double's Cyclone Joker finisher, Joker Extreme.
    • And it goes triple - Xtreme is read in Japanese as Ekusutorimu, which contains the Japanese word for bird (tori), hence the Xtreme Memory's bird shape.
  • Why is the Prism memory in Cyclone Joker Xtreme's arsenal? because it allows Double to combine the colorful memories for powerful attacks.
  • Why is Mick the cat Ryubee's most trusted hit man? Because as a pet he is totally loyal to his master unlike the rest of the family and Isaka.
  • Claydoll's Magikarp Power may seem like it came out of nowhere, but it's actually a brilliant use of Meaningful Name. Gaia is the Greek Goddess of Earth. Taken 100% literally, a Clay Doll is a human figure made out of earth. In other words, Claydoll represents the power to make man one with the earth, turning the user into a literal Gaia.
  • From "L on the Lips", Jimmy's "Spik" singing style tends to be pronounced like "speak", which helps to explain how he still manages to win the judges' respect in round 3 despite the cacophony. Yes, he wasn't singing, but speaking to them.
  • Movie Wars Core reveals that Narumi Sokichi was not only a Kamen Rider but had his own heavy equipment like the SkullGarry on hand. Clearly the detective agency's Elaborate Underground Base was built well before Begins Night, and not within the year between that and ep. 1.
    • Message For Double confirms this, as Shroud did provide Sokichi with said underground base even before he assumed the identity of Skull.
  • Shotaro taking on Dopant cases alone (especially with Akiko spending more time with Ryuu) for the whole year between #48 and #49 seems more likely when you consider that he's using the T2 Joker Memory, already shown to be immune to Memory Breaks.
    • Except all of the T2 Memories were destroyed at the same time Eternal was.
    • Actually, only the eternal memory was shown to break, and that was most likely from having absorbed so much power.
    • Actually, the T2 Memories have steel-colored tips, while the Joker Memory from the last episode is shown multiple times to have a gold one, confirming it to be the T1.[1]
  • Isaka absorbed a huge number of Gaia Memories into his body, something that should be impossible. However, his Weather Memory was apparently used to prevent this (somehow keeping the others in check). All the powers he used were weather-like in nature, so it makes sense. When the Weather Memory finally broke, he was suddenly consumed by Living Connectors. Without the Weather Memory to keep them in check, the Gaia Memories he absorbed killed him.
  • From Movie Wars Core, the Spider Dopant's special ability caused the victim to inadvertently kill the person they loved the most. A common term for someone who kills their lover is Black Widow.
  • At first, Kamen Rider Eternal's rather somber, sad theme seems to not fit him very well. Then it's revealed later that he's actually a Fallen Hero with a tragic past and the song seems much more fitting.
  • How come they reuse the Dopant Memories from the beginning of the show in the finale and in one of the spin-offs? Because there's no one to make more Gaia Memories, so you can't have find a unique memory unless you happen to have a Gaia Memory before the crackdown (like the Commander Dopant), find a rare one after the crackdown (like the Energy Dopant). If you don't have those, you would opt for one of the many mass produced Memories, which happen to be the ones seen in the beginning.
  • Why does Cyclone Joker Xtreme wield the Prism Bicker as it's ultimate weapon? Because it's a two-in-one weapon for a two-in-one Kamen Rider!
    • Moreover, unlike most Bifurcated Weapons the Prism Bicker's component parts are completely different from one another. The Prism Sword and Bicker Shield both have their own special abilities, but it's only when they're combined that their true power emerges; just like how Shotaro's and Phillip's different personalities combine to form a Rider that's more than the sum of its parts.
      • The weapons can even be related to each character:
        • Shotaro does most of the fighting for the pair, so he gets a warriors weapon, the Prism Sword, which is always wielded in the right hand.
        • Phillip's special ability is the reason Double can use two Memories at once, so he gets a weapon which can combine the powers of up to four Memories; the Bicker Shield, which is always held in the left hand.
  • Why is a Dopant that can shapeshift into any person called the Dummy Dopant? It starts with a D. He's supposed to be an Evil Counterpart to Kamen Rider Decade.
    • Another reason is because a Dummy, or a mannequin, usually wears tons of different clothes made for different people. Or to put an old saying, "going a day in someone else's shoes".
  • The way the episodes are numbered makes for a clever development. The odd numbers start off the case (as in something isn't right) and the even numbers end the case (as in it's now fixed).
    • Then how do you explain the end being episode 49 and not 50?
  • What were those Core Medals doing on the Foundation's databanks if they were sealed inside the Greeed? They were actually the King's Core Medals that were owned by Kougami.

Fridge Horror

  • Speaking of which, how did both Shotaro and Philip have the knowledge of doing a Twin Maximum drive, and it's consequences? They tried it before.
    • Or Shroud warned them at some point...
      • Philip could have looked it up one time and went "Better keep Shotaro from trying this.".
  • In the Forever A to Z Net Movies, it's revealed that the Queen Memory can turn anyone into Queen - could the reaction over the actual Queen trying to use the T2 Queen Memory in the movie a justified attempt at averting Divide by Zero?
  • In the 11th Delusion Diary, Shoutarou imagines the future of the agency in the year 2060. Shoutarou and Akiko are old, but Philip hasn't aged. Which is funny until you realize that Philip will stay young forever even as the others around him grow old and die, leaving him alone in the agency. Poor kid.
    • It's never been stated that Phillip doesn't age. In fact, since he fell into the Gaia Memory well when he was just a little kid, the fact that he's now a teenager should be proof that he does age.
  • Isaka killed off other people to evolve Gaia Memories, which he then absorbed himself. He has dozens of Living Connectors all over him. If each of those is from a Gaia Memory he's absorbed...
  • It's easy to imagine Ryu becoming just like the Commander Dopant if Philip and Shotaro weren't there for him. On the subject, what in the world was Commander planning to do with his upgraded powers?
    • Even more easier if he partnered up with Phillip to begin with as Shroud wanted.

Notes

  1. Yeah, I bet you didn't know you could put a gold tipped Memory in a silver slot.
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