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Bishōnen: Parodied and very much an Informed Ability. Several characters go on and on about his charming good looks when, while not nearly as ugly as some of the characters, Goemon's pretty average looking. Due to the nature of the series, most of the characters who refer to him as a bishonen are men, most notably Ebisumaru.
One-Man Army: While he generally always has a fair few number of allies backing him up, Goemon has proven to not only be capable of beating all of them, Impact included, in a fight and has regularly stormed across Japan and saved the day by himself. While Yae may be more rational than he is, he's the only one who gets things done.
Only Sane Man: Pretty much forced into this role by being a fairly standard hero living in Cloud Cuckooland, though his hotbloodedness makes him less of one than Yae.
Passing the Torch: Goemon hands down his name and legacy to the main character of the two New Age games after suffering an arm injury.
Playing with Fire: A signture technique of his is turning coins into fiery projectiles.
Verbal Tic: "Teyandei," among other words traditionally associated with Edokko.
Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ebisumaru. Goemon is frequently annoyed and weirded out by his man-crush on him but seems to consider him his most trusted ally.
First Appearance: Ganbare Goemon 2 (FC, 1989)Goemon's eccentric best friend who'd rather eat and loaf about than do battle. He likes to call himself "The Ninja of Justice."
AmbiguouslyBi: He loves the ladies, but his admiration for Goemon is rather questionable at times. He's definitely not so ambiguous in the manga, though...
Big Eater: He's said to hold a record for eating 200 plates of dango at his favorite teahouse. In the pachisuro game, it's possible for him to devour up to 100 kan of dango, equivalent to 826.7 lbs (or 375 kg in metric).
The Big Guy: Generally has more health than the others and sometimes also has more attack.
Camp: Frequently skips instead of walking, attacks with streamers and ballet and has a rather effeminate voice. Despite this, he's a known womanizer.
Early Installment Weirdness: His original origin story? In Ganbare Goemon 2, he was a female ninja cursed into the body of an old fat man. At the end of the game, the curse is broken and she and Goemon are implied to have become a couple. This becomes Canon Discontinuity at the beginning of the next game, though. In the reboot series, though, s/he is once more a girl with a crush on Goemon.
Ms. Fanservice: She's the series' main provider of Fanservice, though Omitsu and Princess Yuki have had their fleeting moments. Her fans in Japan even have a mantra of "Yae is in charge of the eroticism."
Only Sane Man: Even more so than Goemon, whose hotbloodedness frequently gets in the way.
Police Are Useless: Despite being one of the most rational and competent people in the series, Yae and the organization she works for are virtually useless unless aided by Goemon.
Rapunzel Hair: Knee-length in the games and anime, waist-length in the manga.
First Appearance: Ganbare Goemon: Yuki-hime Kyuushutsu Emaki (SFC, 1991)Wise Man's creation, a steadfast mechanical ninja with a "useless" good/evil switch. He's fond of hot baths and green tea.
The Comically Serious: While he's nowhere near as goofy as most of the supporting cast, Sasuke isn't rational enough to be an Only Sane Man alongside Goemon and Yae, frequently succumbing to the antics of those around him due to his gullibility.
Defeat Means Friendship: His first meeting with Goemon was in the heat of battle when he thought that Iga was being attacked. After that they've been lifelong friends.
Enjo Kosai: Played for laughs in the Fever manga. Goemon and Ebisumaru get the idea to remodel Sasuke into becoming a kogal, whereupon he quickly adopts the stereotypical mannerisms.
Fragile Speedster: He's both the fastest and the best jumper, but has the lowest health and the weakest attacks. His ranged weapon, a firecracker, also tends to be the worst one.
Pintsized Powerhouse: Suggested to be the second strongest member of the group after Goemon despite being about half his size.
Verbal Tic: "De gozaru," in line with his archaic manner of speaking.
First Appearance: Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shougun Magginesu (SFC, 1993)A giant robot with an affable personality and dreams of stardom. Originally thought to be made by Wiseman, he is actually an alien.
First Appearance: Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Douchuu (FC, 1986)Goemon's neighbor and sweetheart, a teahouse waitress with a reputation as a beauty idol. She provides support from the sidelines whenever she isn't getting kidnapped.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Her manga counterpart, so very much. Her Kawaiiko facade was already starting to slip during Legend of the Mystical Ninja, but by Ganbare Goemon 3 it had completely shattered. Her anti-fans believe that she's like this in every 'verse to facilitate Goemon pairing off with someone more "deserving."
The Chick: A noncombatant who generally either serves as moral support or a motivator.
Clingy Jealous Girl: In the TV anime and manga, though she's much more violent about it in the latter. Ironically, Omitsu lacks this behavior in the games - considering the way Goemon acts in the ending of Ganbare Goemon 3 and the entirety of Kuru Nara Koi, HE'S the overprotective one.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, she shows up at the Kyuushu Bridge just as Goemon and 'co are heading there on a dumpling delivery service. Not only is this impressive as the trek from Oedo to Kyuushu is nearly the entire width of Japan, but it also means Omitsu fought off dangerous enemies while carrying food upright by herself! It even gets lampshaded by the gang, who notes she must be tougher than she looks.
Fangirl: Omitsu is crazy for Bishōnen, leading Japanese Fan Dumb to label her as a "slut" because they assume that her squeeing means she couldn't possibly be faithful to Goemon.
Waif-Fu: Omitsu seems tougher than she looks, but for some reason never has the idea to rescue herself. It's a full-on running gag in the manga, with the explanation that using her strength undermines the "innocent maiden" image she tries (and fails) to cultivate.
First Appearance: Ganbare Goemon: Yuki-hime Kyuushutsu Emaki (SFC, 1991)A brilliant inventor from Iga and a close ally of the Goemon gang. Unfortunately, his perversions tend to cloud his judgement.
Robotic Spouse: Invoked as a throwaway gag during the opening of Ganbare Goemon 4, in which he tries to pass a cross-dressing Sasuke off as his wife. In the manga he was given a (young) human wife instead.
First Appearance: Ganbare Goemon: Yuki-hime Kyuushutsu Emaki (SFC, 1991)A ninja cat who is both Princess Yuki's pet and bodyguard. He has the ability to turn into a plate-spinning ghost woman, for whatever reason.
Verbal Tic: He says "nya," but never did it until recently.
The Feudal Lord
First Appearance: Ganbare Goemon: Yuki-hime Kyuushutsu Emaki (SFC, 1991)Edo Castle's happy-go-lucky ruler, who doesn't seem to do much ruling. Nevertheless, he cares deeply about his people.
First Appearance: Ganbare Goemon: Neo Momoyama Bakufu no Odori (N64, 1997)An aquatic robot known as "The Charming Mermaid." He takes on a handful of different forms (a few of them gigantic), and speaks his own incomprehensible language.