Souji Tendou (天道 総司, Tendō Sōji) is a wild card who is the main protagonist and possessor of the Kabuto Zecter (カブトゼクター, Kabuto Zekutā), which he acquired on the day of the meteor along with the Rider Belt (ライダーベルト, Raidā Beruto) from a version of himself from an alternate future. This played in Tendo having a sense that is meant for greatness that makes him initially appear arrogant but is very compassionate. He often seems to follow monk-like philosophies of peace, using the kanji in his full name to in his formal instruction: "Walking the path of Heaven, the man who will rule everything. " (天の道を行き、総べてを司る男, Ten no michi o Iki, Subete o Tsukasadoru otoko) or quoting amazingly appropriate zen-like phrases he supposedly learned from his grandmother. Having no job or college education despite being very talented, Tendou normally stays home with Juka before becoming a regular customer at Bistro La Salle after meeting Hiyori Kusakabe, whom he recognized as both the girl he saved and a Native Worm whom he considers his little sister. This played in his ability to recognize Worms in disguise merely fights for his own needs to wipe the aliens out and provoking ZECT as a result. After defeating the Worms and ZECT's corrupted higher ups, Tendou leaves Japan to travel to France.