Biomorphic and cybernetic nanotechnology empowers each of the zors, the mightiest class of the Shadow Sun Syndicate's living weapon-warriors. Each represents a highly skilled and augmented human wearing an armoured suit capable of morphing them into fighters of sufficient size to stand toe-to-toe against Earth's invaders, utilizing both martial arts and advanced energy weapons. The soldier forming the basis for Zor-Raiden was specifically recruited as one of the last surviving members of a nearly forgotten ninja clan hidden away in the northeastern mountains. Considered brash and headstrong by ranking members of the Syndicate, Raiden is nonetheless extremely skilled in combat and has demonstrated uncanny unspoken coordination with other shinobi units.
Zor-Raiden is a mobile monster hard for enemies to pin down. He speeds across the city and strikes his targets then moves away with his Hit & Run ability, clearing the way for an ally to attack. He leads by example, allowing Shadow Sun units such as the S-Type Shinobi to also Hit & Run. When Raiden is hit by an enemy attack, he can Reposition, making it more difficult for enemy monsters to combine their attacks against him. When he goes hyper, he focuses his power into his arm blades, causing devastating wounds to his foes.