The are the fictional eponymous protagonists of the Japanese Super Sentai series Engine Sentai Go-onger. They are chosen by fictional sentient vehicles known as Engines to battle the evil Barbaric Machine Clan Gaiark.
The main team and based in their RV, , the Go-onger team is composed of the core three and two back-up members who support the main team. Each of the Go-ongers has his/her own role call phrase and a nick-name before the group says , saying "Checker Flag" whenever they win. Advertisements for the series show that the first kana in the Go-ongers' surnames spell in Japanese. One kanji in each Go-onger's given name contains a variation of the radical
for . Each of the Go-ongers has a weapon called a .
, nicknamed the "Speed King," was formerly a race car driver training under Tojiro Fuji. Possessing a sunny disposition, he was referred to by his racing team as "Miracle Esumi" for his belief in miracles. Unyielding to the point of obstinance and always full of confidence, he confronts all obstacles without hesitation. He is often seen flipping a Go-onger coin for good luck. When Speedor becomes rusted, Sōsuke crosses paths with his former mentor, who aids him by reminding him that a miracle takes more than one person to make by himself. Sōsuke becomes worried when Saki mentions that she wants to be pretty for a boyfriend who will appreciate her, which suggests that either he himself is interested in her, or that he is simply very protective of his teammates. Sōsuke might like Miu Sutō secretly as he gave her a ring (at GP 30).
After transforming into Go-on Red, Sōsuke says, . Sōsuke and Speedor say, . With his high speed abilities, he uses the MantanGun in Rod Mode to perform the , which skewers multiple enemies, and the . With the he can perform , , and .
, nicknamed the "Cyclopedia" for his attention to the smallest detail, is a former bus driver who tends to be somewhat talkative. He has been referred to as the Go-ongers' by Bus-on, Saki, Hant, Sōsuke, and Gunpei, thanks to his doting personality and his cooking expertise; he apparently takes no offense to the reference. The son of a family that runs a beachside inn, Renn, as a young boy, prayed and offered omelettes every day to a guardian statue in the eventually futile hope that his sickly mother would recover. The guardian statue turned out to be the sealed form of the Arerunbra Uzumaquixote, which Renn learned only after Kitaneidas and Kegareshia tried to claim it. Renn carries a small memo notebook, which is the source of his massive knowledge; in it, he jots down notes about and draws doodles of the enemies the team faces, even in the middle of a fight.
As Go-on Blue, Renn's physical strength is magnified. After transforming into Go-on Blue, Renn says, . With the MantanGun in Rod Mode, he can perform the . With the MantanGun in Gun Mode he can perform the . With the he can perform and .
, nicknamed the "Sweet Angel," was a concessions vendor who worked the stands of the Twin Ring Motegi racetrack. Cheerful and eager, she smiles and remains upbeat even in times of crisis, obtaining this ideal when she was lost in a forest and encountered a woodland spirit who taught her personal mantra, "Smile, smile," which she often exhorts her teammates to do. While she and Hant are trapped in Junk World, she reveals that she dreams of opening a cake shop someday. Her Go-Phone has multiple charms
on it, differentiating it from the boys' Go-Phones.
After transforming into Go-on Yellow, Saki says, . G3 Princess says, . She can fight in any hard terrain, using the MantanGun's Rod Mode to execute perform the . With the MantanGun in Gun Mode she can perform the . With the she can perform the . As G3 Princess with Go-on Silver and Kegalesia, she performs , after performing which passes the ball made by them.
, nicknamed the "Vagabond," is a freeter
working part-time at the Doki Doki Pizzeria until Gunpei's actions cost him his job. He becomes a Go-onger when he helps Gunpei return the Engine Casts to the others. Enthusiastic, kind-hearted, but immature, Hant seems to always have a part-time job of some sort; one of these was at a crepe stand so that he could talk with girls his age (he lied to his teammates, telling them that he was working to supplement their food budget so they could buy barbecue meat). Hant's love of amusement parks prevents him from getting nauseous when Birca uses his Bircutter.
After transforming into Go-on Green, Hant says, . One of his attacks is his Cycle Punch. With the he can perform the .
, nicknamed the "Chaser," is a former police officer code-named "Handsome Detective" with excellent marksmanship and a passion for justice, though he passes himself off as a ex-Detective until his secret was revealed. He left his job after witnessing the primary Go-ongers in their first battles against Gaiark when he and his partner were attacked by Ugutz, feeling that police have no real sense of justice if they consider the Gaiark to be out of their jurisdiction. He eventually finds out the Go-ongers' true identities and demands to become one himself, leading Gunpei to kidnap Bomper and steal the Engine Casts; demanding to know why the primary Go-ongers were just immature kids and why could he not be a Go-onger himself. After learning how and why Sōsuke, Renn, and Saki were chosen, he decided to return the Engine Casts to them and, along with Hant, became a Go-onger. Gunpei does not like sweets, but he eagerly accepted a slice of Saki's special cake after he discovered that it was delicious. He also wears a necklace with the Go-onger symbol on it when he's not wearing his usual racing jumpsuit.
After transforming into Go-on Black, Gunpei says, . With the he can perform the .
The are a two-man team composed of the Sutō siblings, chosen by the Wing Clan Engines due to their esper
abilities and are brought to the Machine World to become a elite fighting force under Jum-bowhale's guidance before the Go-onger team came to be. However, it is due to their training that the Go-on Wings see the Go-ongers as being too inexperienced to protect the Earth from Gaiark. However, after learning from Jum-bowhale about what truly made the Go-ongers who they are, the Go-on Wings join the Go-ongers as comrades. Living at their villa, the Sutō siblings come to the Go-ongers' aid whenever they feel an evil presence making its move. After transforming, they say , with their victory quote "Touch Down."
, nicknamed the "Philosopher," is the cool and aloof leader of the Go-on Wings, and is amazing in combat. He trains extensively in boxing and kickboxing. After transforming into Go-on Gold, Hiroto says . With the Rocket Booster, he can perform the attacks "Burning Booster," "Lightning Booster," "Shining Booster," "Freezing Booster," and "Full-Power Booster."
, nicknamed the "Lovely Sensation," is Hiroto's younger sister, a "princess" sort of girl whose esper ability allows her to see things though the flowers she tends to. Her fighting style is aikido. Miu seems to have taken an interest in Sōsuke, which is indicated in GP 26 ("Love Affair") after Saki asks her if she has ever experienced feeling stronger after thinking of someone she likes; Miu suddenly remembers, to her dismay, an earlier battle in which she fought off a group of Beauty Ugatz to rush to Sōsuke's aid.
After transforming into Go-on Silver, Miu says . With the Rocket Booster, she can perform attacks such as "Freezing Booster," "Shooting Booster," and "Full Power Booster." As G3 Princess with Go-on Yellow and Kegalesia, she performs , after performing which passes the ball made by them.
is a pink navigation robot created by Jum-bowhale from the Machine World, supporting the Go-ongers by creating their arsenal and performing maintenance on the Engines. Everything relating to Bomper involves the number 66. All of his dimensions are 66 cm, weighing 66 kg with a top speed of 66 km/h. Bomper also reveals that his name is an anagram for "B
uterdimension and M
echanic × P
obot." As Bomper is from the Machine World, he ends his sentences with . Before settling on Bomper's pink-and-white color scheme, Jum-bowhale had originally designed him to be covered with colorful dots.
The Go-ongers' technology revolves around the , which is a chip-like item that holds the soul of an Engine, whose power they allow the Go-ongers to employ. When not in use, they are kept in the .
- : The primary Go-ongers's transformation devices, installing a chip-like item called , based on the Engine Souls' design, and shouting "Let's Go-on!" to evoke the transformation. By installing an Engine Soul in the Go-Phone, the Go-ongers can communicate with their Engine partners.
- : Go-on Green and Go-on Black's transformation devices, worn on the wrist. Its use is also dependent on the Change Souls.
- : A team sidearm that resembles a gas pump dispenser and has both a and a . It requires an Engine Soul to operate. The three core Go-ongers can perform the with the MantanGuns Gun Mode, but it has been performed by the three core Go-ongers with Go-on Black as well. The Go-ongers can perform the with the MantanGun Rod Mode. A special is developed by Renn to fire at an Engine Formation, re-energizing it. With Go-on Silver with the Wing Booster, Go-on Yellow can perform the with the MantanGun Gun Mode.
- : The combination of the primary Go-ongers' Go-on Gear: the Road Saber, the Garage Launcher, and the Racing Bullet. When an Engine Soul is set in the weapon, the Racing Bullet is fired, unleashing the destructive power of the Soul's respective Engine on the target.
- : The combination of the secondary Go-ongers' Go-on Gear: the Bridge Axe and the Cowl Laser. When an Engine Soul is set in the weapon, it fires two beams that combine into the destructive power of the Soul's respective Engine as it hits the target.
- : The combination of the Highway Buster and the Junction Rifle. To form the Super Highway Buster, the Road Saber portion of Highway Buster pushes the top cowl of the Junction Rifle forward while the blades of the Bridge Axe fold up. Like the Highway Buster, an Engine Soul-powered Racing Bullet is fired, stopping for a split second to take on Go-on Black's cowl. Combined, they unleash the destructive power of the Soul's respective Engine on the target.
- : The weapon which transforms into the handle of Engine-Oh G6 or Engine-Oh G9's cockpit. When using for Engine-Oh G6 or Engine-Oh G9's finisher, the is set in it and it transforms into a which uses as a gunsight and a trigger from a .
- : The Go-on Wings' transformation devices, handheld and dependent on the Change Souls. The Wing Triggers serve as joysticks when the Go-on Wings pilot their Engines and anything thing else they attach to.
- : Go-on Gold and Go-on Silver's sword sidearms. The Rocket Booster has six different attack modes, referred to as 'Mission #' by the weapon's voice:
: The combination of the Wing Trigger and the Rocket Booster, allowing Go-on Gold and Go-on Silver to perform a finishing attack by putting in any of their Engines' Engine Soul or with the Blaster Soul to perform the Engine-Oh G9 finisher.
- : Go-on Gold's primary attack, the blade emitting torrents of flame.
- : Go-on Silver's primary attack, the blade creating a freezing wind that encases the opponent in ice.
- : Allows the Go-on Wings to fly, executing attacks like their maneuver. The Rocket Booster when set to mode 6, says "Mission 6, Full Power" compared to the others.
The Go-ongers' mecha are the , denizens of Machine World with some of them pursuing Gaiark, choosing the Go-ongers as their partners to fight Gaiark with them. While in the Human World, the Engines cannot exist in their full size and thus remove their Engine Souls to assume small forms called which are kept in the until they are needed, resuming their true size on Earth for only 10 minutes, or suffer fatal rusting. But to fight, the Engines need the aid of humans to resume their true forms, their hearts allow the Engines to assume more powerful forms. While in just the Engine Soul, they can communicate via any henshin device to give advice to the Go-ongers and the Go-on Wings, appearing as cartoony holograms with features like teeth, moustaches, mouths, and other body parts not present as an Engine.
Among Engines are two races, the large that can combine with other Engines and the rare that are masters of aerial combat.
- is Go-on Red's partner, a hybrid between a condor and a racing car who ends his sentences with . When fully introducing himself, Speedor says, . His engine pipes spout out flames in his attack. His speed is unmatched and able to travel the length of Japan at full speed of 1000 km/h within three hours. Speedor can assume "Accel Full Throttle", a "semi-flying" mode where Speedor uses his talons for attacks, but he can only glide. He forms the upper body and head of Engine-Oh.
- is Go-on Blue's partner, a hybrid between a lion and a bus who is the Edokko spirit of the group and ends his sentences with . He is able to hold 100 to 200 people in his body. When fully introducing himself, Bus-on says, . He has brute strength and . He uses his destination sign as a secondary form of communication, changing it to say words such as "Stop" and "Fire!" He forms Engine-Oh's hip, legs, and Go-on Sword.
- is Go-on Yellow's partner, a gutsy hybrid between a bear and an 4WD truck who speaks Kansai-ben and ends her sentences with . When fully introducing herself, Bearrv says, . Her spunky pep is due to her not being a picky eater, eating even enemy aircraft in her , and her technique is the . She previously had romantic feelings for Jettoras, though her impression of him as a strong person is ruined due to the Nigorl incident. She forms Engine-Oh's lower body and V-Shield.
- is Go-on Green's partner, a easy-going hybrid between an orca and a motorcycle who is a polyglot, having spoken Spanish, Italian, French, English, and Mandarin Chinese so far. He ends his sentences with . When fully introducing himself, Birca says, . He is best at quick movements, though can be stubborn and rush into things without second thought. In battle, Birca uses his tail, the as a weapon. He forms a left arm in formations, bestowing them with his slicing abilities.
- is Go-on Black's partner, a lonewolf hybrid between a German Shepherd and a police car who ends his sentences with . When fully introducing himself, Gunpherd says, . Known as a sniper for his cannon nose, the , Gunpherd pursues enemies in a hot chase with a equally burning sense of justice and precise sense of smell. He was a bit annoyed with Gunpei, chastising him once for having three stray bullets when they scrapped Speaker Banki. He forms a right arm in formations, bestowing them with his sniping abilities.
- is an orange-colored hybrid of an alligator and a semi-trailer truck with a samurai persona, able to carry two Engines on his back. He ends his sentences with . When fully introducing himself, Carrigator says, . Being of the powerful and legendary Gian Clan, Carrigator can combine with any Engine without need of a human partner. Though he came on Earth to fight Gaiark, he teams up with Gunpei and Hant to understand the concept of "partner". His known only flaws are that he takes much more time getting charged than the other Engines, as well as being a voracious eater (in fact, his Engine Soul is slipped into his mouth). He forms the main body and head of GunBir-Oh and the feet and helmet of Engine-Oh G6.
- is Go-on Gold's partner, a red and gold hybrid of a and a helicopter with a lively prankster personality who is a master in aerial dogfights while ending his sentences with . When fully introducing himself, Toripter says, . He is one of the two Wing Clan Engines who arrived to the Human World before Speedor and the others. With his rotor blades, he can perform the , firing a endless supply of bullets from his turrets. He can combine with Engine-Oh and Jetras to form the right arm of Engine-Oh Jetripter. Also, he forms the right shoulder of Engine-Oh G9, with his tails forming "goggles" for Speedor.
- is Go-on Silver's partner, a steamlined black/silver hybrid of a and a fighter jet with a calm personality and ends his sentences with . When fully introducing himself, Jetras says, . He is one of the two Wing Clan Engines who arrived to the Human World before Speedor and the others. Jetras has the utmost respect for Jum-bowhale. With his wings and amazing offensive abilities, he can fire the cruise missile from his mouth. He can perform the , creating clones to confuse the enemy. He can combine with Engine-Oh and Toripter to form the left arm of Engine-Oh Jetripter. Also, he forms the left shoulder of Engine-Oh G9, with his rudder and elevators forming the helmet.
- is a deep blue hybrid between a whale and a jumbo jet, with a French accent and ends his sentences with . When fully introducing himself, Jum-bowhale says, . He is the Go-on Wings' Instructor and a veteran fighter who leads the Wing Engines, forming the main body of Seiku-Oh and the back of Engine-Oh G9. Jum-bowhale can perform the , spray water from his back, and assume for highspeed tackle attacks. In his Soul form, he has a captain's hat and a mustache.
- is a maroon hybrid between a mammoth and a steam engine, Kishamoth is one of the that battled the Horonderthals before entering a deep sleep as the "Golden Dragon", which is the train formation that the Primeval Engines formed with Kishamoth in the lead. Because he and the other Primeval Engines came to the Human World during the time of the dinosaurs, which was called at the time. They are unable to speak the human languages like the modern Engines. However, Kishamoth has a peaceful nature in spite of trying not to sound rough, and he easily trusts both the humans and the modern Engines. His nose spouts out the freezing mist in his attack. He can break his body to either form the head, torso, and arms of Kyoretsu-Oh or form the hip and back armor of Engine-Oh G12. The onomatopoeic description of Kishamoth's trumpeting is .
- is a white hybrid between a Tyrannosaurus rex and a bullet train, T-line is one of the Primeval Engines who has a intense hatred for the Savage Machine Clans. He is the more primitive of the three. While forming the middle car of their train formation, T-line forms the right leg of Kyoretsu-Oh and right arm of Engine-Oh G12. The onomatopoeic description of T-line's roars is .
- is light blue hybrid between a Triceratops and a bullet train, K-line is one of the Primeval Engines whose talent is in charging, breaking through anything with his three horns. While he forms the back car of the Engines' train formation, K-line also forms the left leg of Kyoretsu-Oh and left arm of Engine-Oh G12. The onomatopoeic description of K-line's roars is .
Engine Gattai Formations
is the Go-ongers' primary robot, referred to as the . Its finishing attack is the , charging the enemy at fullspeed with its , landing the deathblow as it moves past. It's used the with GunBir-Oh and Seiku-Oh. It is comprised of Speedor, Bus-on, and Bearrv, but can receive power-ups by performing . With Birca, Engine-Oh becomes , using the Bircutter in its attack. With Gunpherd, Engine-Oh becomes , using the Gunpherd Gun in its . With Jetras and Toripter, Engine-Oh becomes , using its right arm's for defensive/offensive attacks while its left arm is used as the in the attack.
is the Go-ongers' secondary robot formed from Birca and Gunpherd combining with Carrigator, referred to as . It spins Birca and generates the . Its finishing attack is the , a 3-fold shot combo from all 3 Engines' finishers, and Carrigator says for the GunBir Grand Prix, . GunBir-Oh can also use the Gunpherd Gunfire and Bircutter Slash
is the combination of Engine-Oh and GunBir-Oh, created when Renn modified the GunBir-Oh components for new G6 Formation based on Carrigator's fusion ability and Bomper's knowledge of Engines. The "G6" stands for "Go-onger 6." Its technique is the and its finishing attack is the , firing all its weapons in the energy form of its components at the enemy.
is the combination of the winged Engines Toripter, Jetras, and Jum-bowhale, referred to as the . Its techniques include the , the , the , and . Seiku-Oh's finishing attack is the .
is the combination of Engine-Oh, GunBir-oh, and Seiku-Oh, which is referred as the , achieved after Bomper and Jum-bowhale remodel the Wing Engine casts. It was used once the Go-on Wings finally join the Go-ongers. Its finishing attack is the , a stronger version of the G6 Grand Prix.
is the combination of the three Primeval Engines, referred to as the , piloted by Go-on Red as he seems to understand the Engines. Extremely powerful, Kyorestu-Oh uses ability to shoot out a gust of cold air from Kishamoth's nose, which is cold enough to cool magma. Its techniques include the , the , and the kick. Kyoretsu-Oh's finishing move is the , using the freezing mist to execute a burning-chop attack
is the wheel-like robot created by Hiroto and Jum-bowhale, appearing as a palm-sized wheel and in the development stage due to the defective created by Hiroto to activate it, causing the G-Roader to go on a rampage. However, with the developed by Renn, Go-Roader can enlarge and can assume a humanoid , able to change to to execute the attack with Engine-Oh G9's energy. Action Mode technique is the . Another feature of the Go-Roader is its ability to house a Engine Soul, assuming a human-sized Action Mode with the mind of the very Engine controling it. However, staying too long in Action Mode exhausts the Engine's energy over a period of time. A human-sized Wheel Mode performs the .
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