"You let Anti make a kaiju? Why?"
"Because Anti despises Gridman much more than you do."
"The stronger the hatred, the stronger a kaiju is born- *screen gets kicked*"
- ―Akane questioning Alexis on the mysterious UFO, Scheme
|First Appearance:||SSSS.GRIDMAN episode 7 "Scheme"|
Subtitle: Gloomy Grudge Monster (幽愁暗恨怪獣 Shū Kura Ne Kaijū)
Eager to fight Gridman, Anti chased Yuta Hibiki down at school, demanding he fight as Gridman. However, he was told that Gridman would come only if there was a kaiju around. Anti then left and along the way, he got the idea of sneaking into Akane's room and asking Alexis・Kerib to create a kaiju for him. Alexis accepted the request, saying that Anti's hatred towards Gridman would make a great monster. Shortly after, a lance-like UFO appeared in the sky. Gridman appeared and destroyed the UFO after a short fight but it was able to regenerate itself, giving him some trouble. Combining with Sky Vitter, Sky Gridman flew upwards and found the real body controlling the UFO like a marionette. Anti was standing on its head and transformed. After a brief aerial chase, Diriver was destroyed by Gridman using the Gridknight Saber Slash.
- Designer: Ichiro Itano
- Its counterpart in Denkou Choujin Gridman is Stealgan, a monster who is known for aerial superiority.
- It resembles the monster Tsuifon from the Ultraman Super Fighter Legend OVA. Helps that Ultraman Hikari also made a cameo appearance in that anime, wearing the OVA-style battle armor, like his cameo in the episode this monster appeared in.
Powers and Abilities
- Flight: Diriver is able to fly.
- Lance Marionette: Diriver uses a lance-styled UFO to attack with, controlling it from high above using long strings, to avoid detection.
- Regeneration: The weapon regenerates itself within a few seconds after destruction.
- Claws: When forced into direct combat, Diriver attacks with its sharp claws on its hands and feet. However, it is not very proficient at using them.