Kamen Rider XYZ is the secondary protagonist & fictional character that appears in Kamen Rider: Vampire King, a tokusatsu television drama in the American Kamen Rider Series. Cross is the second Rider in Vampire King. Whereas Vampire King is based on various monsters, Cross' motif is that of a knight & the Christian cross.
It can refer to the following characters:
- Yumi Pendelton(Transforming into Kamen Rider Cross only once to defeat Rook; also tends to steal for her own use)
- Acurro (First user)
- Danzan (Used only once, unaware that using it was a trap to weaken him)
- Mira Pendelton (Transforming into Kamen Rider Cross only once to destroy Danzan)
- Val Buan (Became the main user after Alberto was injured; forced to relinquish after he was ruled unfit by Boyd)
- Dáire Lister (Stole it from Alberto & used it in an attempt to impress Mira; tricked by Mire & Daire has lost the system to Alberto due to his attraction to Mira)
Cross System History
While the Cross System is promised to Yumi Pendelton, Wolfgang is the first user of the System in 1986, using it to save Yumi from the Earwig Fangire. It is initially meant for Yumi to use as she sees it as a memento of her late mother, but after learning of its flaws & seeing Acurro's resolve, Yumi allows him to keep the Cross System.
When he learns of Acurro's plans, Zane Vamp takes the XYZ System to fight Acurro as its second user. After Basshaa's intervention between Acurro & Zane, Acurro once again acquires the XYZ System, using it to fight the Lion Fangire Danzan in revenge for the slaughter of the Wolfen Clan. However, Zane briefly regains the System after Danzan defeats Acurro as XYZ, with he & Wolfgang arguing who is its rightful user soon after.
After Yumi's attempt to use the XYZ Knuckle, & Acurro leaving after revealing his true identity to her, Zane becomes the official user of the XYZ System. After briefly being used by Danzan, Zane regains the belt & then lends it to Yumi to use against Danzan in battle, succeeding in wounding the Lion Fangire instead of the intended goal to kill him.
Although the system is returned to Zane afterwards, Yumi steals it once more in her attempt to destroy Maya, the Fangire Queen, out of jealousy.
During Yumi's third attempt to destroy Maya, the King of Fangire, Dracula, interfered & forces Yumi to retreat. Zane uses the system to battle Dracula, but is defeated easily & held captive within Castle Doran. He is rescued by Yumi & uses the system to defeat the Silkmoth Fangire.
Zane would use the Cross System one final time to battle the Bat Fangire in a beachside battle, but he is again overpowered and the armor is damaged severely with the belt ends up landing in the lake.
Over time, the XYZ System is retrieved & perfected, with Alberto Caruso eventually becoming the system's main user in the present year.