Hakaider is a villain and antihero who appears in the first Kikaider series, serving as the hero's nemesis. He tends to whistle whenever he arrives.
The identity of Hakaider has been used by several people over the course of the franchise.
- Tokusatsu Series
- Anime Series
- 1995 Film
Behind the scenes
- Hakaider's name is a play on the quote "Destroy it!" (Hakai da!).
- Star Wars creator, George Lucas, cited Hakaider as the inspiration for Darth Vader in an interview.
- Character designer Yutaka Izubuchi acknowledged Hakaider's design and function as the inspiration for Bio Hunter Silva, a similar character in the Super Sentai Series, Choudenshi Bioman.
- Violent Spirit Top Gunder serves as the equivalent of Hakaider in the Metal Hero Series, Choujinki Metalder, whose protagonist was concieved as a homage to Kikaider.