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Axel Ride
Gender: Male
Series: Kamen Rider: Shift
Motif: Motorcycle
Motocross Racer
Racer
Rider Type: Hero (at first, current)
Anti-Hero (formerly)
Homeworld: Earth
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Kamen Rider Signal
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Axel Ride is a motocross racer based in United Kingdom who returned to America to help fight the Roidmude as Kamen Rider Signal, the secondary rider in Kamen Rider: Shift.

History

Past

Sometime ago, Axel and Dianca lost their parents, with what's left was their father's memorial on a tree. He had also received a key-operated, musical pocket watch from his mother before she passed away. Since Dianca is the only family member left for him, Axel deeply cared for her.

Return to America

When he return to America, he appears to the damaged Mr. Belt, asking rhetorically if Krim has already given up. Axel would then watch from the sidelines, refusing to aid his sister and Shift battling Thief. It was later revealed that Axel had installed a restoration program from the Mach Driver into Mr. Belt, allowing Mr. Belt to be fully operational again.

As Mach, Axel would also stay in the sidelines refusing to appear, saving his sister and allowing Dash to defeat the revived Volt Roidmude.

Axel would eventually introduce himself in person to Dash, competing with Dash during a case involving a landshark. Despite having a rocky start due to Axel is extremely competitive, Axel becomes Mach and eventually comes to work together with Dash to stop the Roidmudes.

Axel eventually learns that his Ride Mach and Chase's Ride Chaser are able to merge into a single unit and alongside Dash and Dianca, they learn that Chase was the original Kamen Rider during Global Freeze. However, Chase was later rebooted with alterations made to him.

After the Shift Car Dead Heat was in an operable state and used by Dash, Axel was forced to stop Dash as the Dead Heat form malfunctions. After clashing with Chase once more using Dead Heat for himself, he manages to defeat him causing him to retreat.

While Drive fights Chase in a later encounter, Go, encounters both Heart and Medic using Shift Dead Heat. However after Chase utilizes a "Super Heavy Acceleration", Axel sends away Shift Dead Heat to aid Dash, reverting Axel to using the substantially weaker Shift Mach.

Later, Chase, under the reprogramming by Medic kidnaps Dianca. Though Dianca is returned to Axel by Chase as his reprogramming becomes undone, he requests that Axel relays a message to the current Drive so that they may have one final showdown. However, Chase was later reprogrammed again.

After Chase's "demise" to Dash, Go would become the primary user of Shift Dead Heat while Dash would utilize Shift Formula, even learning to overcome its maxed out Berserk Mode with pure willpower.

Personality

Unlike Dash, Axel is a much lighter character. He contrasts Dash by being much more sensible and open to the others. He is prone to the occasional wise-cracks but is serious when it's time to work. He's also a bit more laid back than any of the members of Team Drive. Despite his lighter personality, Axel is a bit of a hot-shot and a very stubborn guy and never listens to others. He also doesn't take battles very seriously until the second half of the season, particularly after he finds out his sister is still alive. Despite claiming Dash as a rival in the first place, Axel in the end helps Dash in eliminating Attack Bots. Axel is also easily or usually swayed by girls. Despite this, his habit only happens for one person at a time.

Forms

Some of Kamen Rider Signal's Signal Bikes alter the suit based on a certain attribute, whereas other Signal Bikes arm him with a certain element or weapon, by changing the Rear Wheel Meter on his right shoulder for a Signal Exchange. These two types of Signal Bikes can be used in conjunction with each other. Signal can also use Kamen Rider Shift's Shift Cars for the same effect through a Tire Exchange. Unlike Shift's Tire Exchanges, Mach's stats are not altered when his Rear Wheel Signal changes from initiating a Signal or Tire Exchange.

By hitting the Boost Igniter on the Signal Driver Flame between one and four times, Signal can activate the special ability of a Signal Bike or Shift Car currently placed within the Driver. After raising the Signal Landing Panel, pressing the Boost Igniter, and pushing the Signal Landing Panel back down, Signal can unleash a Full Throttle finishing move.

Mach

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Kamen Rider Signal

  • Height: 205.5 cm.
  • Weight: 96.6 kg.

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 9.7 t.
  • Kicking power: 16.7 t.
  • Maximum jump height: 40.3 m.
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 2.4 sec.

Accessed through the Mach Signal Bike, Signal's default motorbike-based form bears the Meter Advent on his right shoulder, which forms along with the suit upon transformation. Since Mach's V-Helm helmet is based on a motorcycle helmet, the Composite Face Guard part of it can be raised up to reveal the Shutter Face Guard.

With this form, Signal has serious power, punching and kicking harder than Shift's Fire Technical and Gravity Technical Forms, as well as Type Wild (though not the Wild Dump and Wild Wrecker Forms), can jump higher than Shift, and is almost as fast as Type Speed when Shift goes at full speed.

By hitting the Boost Igniter four times, Signal is able to summon his Front Wheel Shooter. If he does so while already having the Front Wheel Shooter on hand, he instead gains the ability to accelerate at an incredible running speed. This speed is enough to follow and fight against Phi Axel's speed. It is also proven that he can use this ability without summoning the Front Wheel Shooter first.

This form has four finishers.

  • Signal Driver's Full Throttle finisher:
    • Kick Macher: Signal gathers energy into his feet, then runs forward and jumps up. Afterwards, Signal somersaults like a buzzsaw, spinning until he reaches the target. Just before he makes contact, Signal extends a foot out to strike the target.
    • Beat Macher: Signal spins the Front Wheel Striker and slashes the enemy with a light blue energy line.
  • Front Wheel Shooter finisher:
    • Hit Macher: Signal must load a Signal Bike into its Signal Landing Panel behind the barrel or activate a Full Throttle via the Signal Driver. Like how it is normally, the Front Wheel Shooter's Hit Macher Full Throttle can be influenced by Signal's current Rear Wheel Signal depending on how many times the Boost Igniter is hit.
      • Signal Mach: Signal spins the Front Wheel Striker and fires a bullet of white energy blasts shaped like the Signal Mach.
    • Beat Macher: Signal must load a Signal Bike into its Signal Landing Panel behind the barrel or activate a Full Throttle via the Signal Driver.
      • Signal Mach: Signal spins the Front Wheeler Striker and slashes the enemy with a light blue energy line.


Signal Exchanges

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Signal Arc

“Signal Bike! Signal Exchange: Arc! (Heavy metal electric guitar riff)”
—Activation announcement

  • Height: 205.5 cm
  • Weight: 96.6 kg

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 9.7 t.
  • Kicking power: 16.7 t.
  • Maximum jump height: 40.3 m.
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 2.4 sec.

The dirt bike-based Signal Arc Bike allows Signal to upgrade himself into Signal Arc, which bears the turn sign-marked Rear Wheel Meter Arc.

In this mode, Signal gains the ability to fire shots that bend to home in onto targets by hitting the Boost Igniter. The shots also arcs more sharply and move faster when the Boost Igniter is hit four times.

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Signal Danger

“Signal Bike! Signal Exchange: Danger! (Horror violin chord)”
—Activation announcement

  • Height: 205.5 cm
  • Weight: 96.6 kg

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 9.7 t.
  • Kicking power: 16.7 t.
  • Maximum jump height: 40.3 m.
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 2.4 sec.

The custom bike-based Signal Danger Bike allows Signal; to upgrade himself into Signal Danger, which bears the warning sign-marked Rear Wheel Meter Danger.

In this mode, Signal gains the ability to shoot a flare that turns into a portal shaped like Danger's logo when he hits the Boost Igniter which summons a bullet-shaped Demon Beast that starts small and grows to giant size in seconds to bite the opponent.

This form has two finisher.

  • Signal Driver's Full Throttle finisher.
    • Danger Kick Macher: Signal jumps up and does a few somersaults before he extends a foot out to strike the target while an aura shaped like a Demon Beast surrounds him.
  • Front Wheel Shooter finisher:
    • Hit Macher: Signal must load a Signal Bike into its Signal Landing Panel behind the barrel or activate a Full Throttle via the Signal Driver. Like how it is normally, the Front Wheel Shooter's Hit Macher Full Throttle can be influenced by Signal's current Rear Wheel Signal depending on how many times the Boost Igniter is hit.
      • Signal Danger + Signal Mach: Signal fires into the air, then hits the Boost Igniter four times, summoning three fully grown red-hued Demon Beasts to attack the enemy.


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Signal Pause

“Signal Bike! Signal Exchange: Pause! (High pitched electronica music)”
—Activation announcement

  • Height: 205.5 cm
  • Weight: 96.6 kg

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 9.7 t.
  • Kicking power: 16.7 t.
  • Maximum jump height: 40.3 m.
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 2.4 sec.

The sports bike-based Signal Pause Bike allows Signal to upgrade himself into Signal Pause, which bears the stop sign-marked Rear Wheel Meter Pause.

In this mode, Signal gains the ability to fire a force shield shaped like Tomarle's logo that slowly charges the enemy and paralyzes them upon contact. When the Boost Ignitor is hit once, Mach's shots can cause whatever it hits to be suspended in midair, preventing flying enemies to run away.

This form has one finisher.

  • Front Wheel Shooter finisher:
    • Beat Macher: Signal must load a Signal Bike into its Signal Landing Panel behind the barrel or activate a Full Throttle via the Signal Driver.
      • Signal Pause: Signal spins the Front Wheel Striker and slams the Front Wheel Shooter into the target's chest, paralyzing them completely.


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Signal Scatter

“Signal Bike! Signal Exchange: Scatter! (Alternative electronica music)”
—Activation announcement

  • Height: 205.5 cm
  • Weight: 96.6 kg

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 9.7 t.
  • Kicking power: 16.7 t.
  • Maximum jump height: 40.3 m.
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 2.4 sec.

The American-style bike-based Signal Scatter Bike allows Signal to upgrade himself into Signal Scatter, which bears the directions permitted sign-marked Rear Wheel Meter Scatter.

In this mode, Signal gains the ability to diffuse one shot from his Front Wheel Shooter into a torrent of scattered shots when he hits the Boost Igniter once, with four times resulting in bigger scatter shots, though the blasts last shorter while doing so.

This form has one finisher.

  • Front Wheel Shooter finisher:
    • Beat Macher: Signal must load a Signal Bike into its Signal Landing Panel behind the barrel or activate a Full Throttle via the Signal Driver.
      • Signal Scatter: Signal spins the Front Wheel Striker and repeatedly slams the Front Wheel Shooter into the target, eventually destroying them.


Tire Exchange

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Signal Flare

“Shift Car! Tire Exchange: Flare! (Electric guitar squeal, with the last notes being a Signal Driver Honoh noise)”
—Activation announcement

  • Height: 205.5 cm
  • Weight: 96.6 kg

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 9.7 t.
  • Kicking power: 16.7 t.
  • Maximum jump height: 40.3 m.
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 2.4 sec.

The flaming hotrod-based Shift Max Flare Car allows Signal to upgrade himself into Signal Flare, which bears the fire-marked Rear Wheel Meter Flare.

In this mode, Signal gains the ability to shoot fireballs. If the Boost Igniter is hit four times, Mach can launch a fireball whose flames can stick like napalm onto the target.

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Signal Dump

“Shift Car! Tire Exchange: Dump! (Spinning drill sound, followed by Signal Bike horns and a blaring horn)”
—Activation announcement

  • Height: 205.5 cm
  • Weight: 96.6 kg

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 9.7 t.
  • Kicking power: 16.7 t.
  • Maximum jump height: 40.3 m.
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 2.4 sec.

The dump truck-based Shift Rumble Dump Car allows Signal to upgrade himself into Signal Dump, which bears the dump truck-marked Rear Wheel Meter Dump.

In this mode, Mach is armed with the Rumble Smasher.

This form has one finisher.

  • Signal Driver's Full Throttle finisher.
    • Dump Kick Macher: Signal powered up with the Rumble Smasher on his left leg, and surrounded by a yellow drill-shaped aura while he executes his Kick Macher.


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Signal Mixer

“Shift Car! Tire Exchange: Mixer! (Concrete mixer and Signal Bike noises, followed by a conga)”
—Activation announcement

  • Height: 205.5 cm
  • Weight: 96.6 kg

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 9.7 t.
  • Kicking power: 16.7 t.
  • Maximum jump height: 40.3 m.
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 2.4 sec.

The concrete mixer-based Shift Spin Mixer Car allows Mach to upgrade himself into Signal Mixer, which bears the cement mixer drum-marked Rear Wheel Meter Mixer.

In this mode, Signal gains the ability to fire wet cement from the Front Wheeler Shooter. By hitting the Boost Igniter once, the fired cement dries quickly, clogging anything the cement had gotten into.

Dead Heat Signal

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Deadheat Mach


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Dead Heat Mach (Frenzy State)


“Signal Bike, Shift Car! Rider: Dead Heat! (Western rock guitar solo)”
—Transformation announcement

  • Height: 200.5 cm.
  • Weight: 107.1 kg.

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 15.3 t.
  • Kicking power: 23.7 t.
  • Maximum jump height: 36.5 m.
  • Maximum running speed: 100 m. per 3.2 sec.

Dead Heat Signal is Shift's motorcycle and sidecar-based form. Accessed through the Dead Heat Shift Car, this form bears the Dead Heat Meter, as well as the Dead Heat Tire Module across Signal's torso.

In this form, Signal has greatly increased punching and kicking power, though he loses a bit of his maximum jumping height and running speed as a result. It also allows him to function in a Super Shift field, but with the drawback of his Ability Perimeters being significantly reduced.

Dead Heat Signal's special ability in this form is being able to enter a state known as Dead Zone, which raises his combat capabilities to an incredible degree. Compared to Heartdrone, Dead Heat Signal's Dead Zone ability is superior. However, using this ability can overload Signal's Rider System if the DH Signal's meter redlines. Once the system maxes out and the Dead Heat Tire Module's treads burst, the operator will lose control over their actions.

After Axel restores faith in himself, he is able to control this form's burst state by repeatedly hitting the Boost Igniter until the reading on his DH Signal maxes out, which significantly boosts his stats, making him just as powerful as Shift's Type Formula. He also gained enough power to expel poison from the Shooter Bot's enhanced attacks. Alternately, he can access the Frenzy Mode without repeatedly hitting the Boost Igniter.

If Dead Heat Signal initiates a Signal or Tire Exchange, instead of changing permanently, the DH Signal or Dead Heat Tire Module respectively is briefly replaced with the new Signal or Tire before reverting back to normal, with Signal still gaining the additional powers normally provided by that Signal or Tire. This also includes any Tire Specific Item that comes from a Tire Exchange.

This form has one finisher.

  • Signal Driver's Full Throttle finisher:
    • Heat Kick Macher: An upgraded version of his original Kick Macher, but with a lot of red and blue energy as Mach spins until he comes in for the kick. The finisher becomes more enhanced when Deadheat Mach is in Berserk Mode.
    • Heat Kick Macher (Frenzy State): An enchanted version of his Heat Kick Macher.
    • Beat Macher: Signal slams the Front Wheel Shooter into the target's body and slashes them within his Frenzy Mode.
    • Hit Macher: Signal fires a series of white energy blasts shaped like Shift Deadheat's motorbike half. Alternatively, Signal spins the Zenrin Striker to increase the blasts.
  • Front Wheel Shooter finisher:
    • Hit Macher: Signal must load a Signal Bike into its Signal Landing Panel behind the barrel or activate a Full Throttle via the Signal Driver. Like how it is normally, the Front Wheel Shooter's Hit Macher Full Throttle can be influenced by Signal's current Rear Wheel Signal depending on how many times the Boost Igniter is hit.
      • Dead Heat Signal + Signal Mach: Signal spins the Front Wheel Striker and fires a bullet of white energy blasts shaped like Shift Deadheat's motorbike half.

Chaser Mach

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Chaser Mach

  • Height: 205.5 cm
  • Weight: 98.7 kg

Ability Perimeters:

  • Punching power: 25.2 t.
  • Kicking power: 30.5 t.
  • Maximum jump height: 44.3 m.
  • Maximum (base) running speed: 100 m. per 2 sec.

Chaser Mach is Mach's hybrid form, which is a fusion of himself and Kamen Rider Chaser. Accessed through the Signal Chaser Bike, this form's appearance is a mix of Mach's upper half and Chaser's lower half.

To access this form, Mach has to insert Signal Chaser into his Mach Driver Flame after utilizing Signal Mach in a similar manner to how he activates a Signal Exchange Bike. Once initiated, a portion of Chaser's armor parts envelop Mach's body while remnants of his own armor parts are left behind. This form is not listed under Mach's configurations and blueprints for his forms, catching Gold Drive by surprise upon seeing it.

In this form, Mach's abilities skyrocket beyond that of the individual abilities of his and Chaser's, allowing him to easily fight and overwhelm Gold Drive whereas even Drive in Type Cruiser and the individual Signal Bike Kamen Riders could not faze him. During the battle against Gold Drive, Chase's Viral Cores assist Mach by allowing him to resist Gold Drive's paralysis. Chaser Mach serves as one of the most powerful forms in the entire Drive series with the strongest punching power.

Chaser Mach's Full Throttle finisher is an unnamed Rider Kick that creates a projection of Kamen Rider Chaser to aid him in the attack.

Ride Crosser

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Ride Crosser

Ride Crosser is Mach's second hybrid form, accessed through the Ride Crosser Shift Car.

This form's Full Throttle finisher is an unnamed Rider Kick that's simillar to Deadheat Mach's Heat Kick Macher, without spinning in the air.

Super Dead Heat

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Super DeadHeat Mach

Super Deadheat Mach is Mach's form accessed through the Shift Viral Core based on Chase's Rhino Super Viral Core.

The form is described to be a white version of Super Machine Chaser with Mach's head and Chaser's orange eyes.

It is presumed this form's stats exceed that of Chaser Mach, as it was able to fight on par with the Revenger Roidmude, which was said to be far stronger than Gold Drive which Chaser Mach had defeated.

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