GaoGaiGar has a lot of characters, that is obvious. This page gives more detailed views of the characters which appear in the original series and GaoGaiGar FINAL and analyses their personalities. This page is currently under construction, any contributions to the character sheet is widely appreciated.
The main protagonist in the series. Guy was originally an astronaut who was fatally injured by El-01 during one of his space missions, but then was saved by Galion and was found in a coma holding a G-Stone. In order to keep his life, his father turned him into a cyborg, and used the G-stone Guy was holding as Guy's main life support. Because of his new cyborg body, he is stronger, faster and more durable than any human, which is why he considers it his responsibility to use his enhanced body to protect humanity with the rest of the GGG. In battle, he can do a fusion with Galeon to form the Super Robot GaiGar, which in turn can do another fusion called the Final Fusion, forming the titular mecha GaoGaiGar. When on foot, Guy has several abilities which he can use to fight enemies hand-to-hand, including his Will Knife and Hyper Mode, the latter which can be activated for two minutes at a time to make Guy even stronger and faster during the timeframe.Tropes associated with Guy include:
Big Brother Instinct: Go ahead, hurt or threaten Mamoru in his presence. See what happens. Him pulling out his Will Knife and cutting you to ribbons is a BEST case scenario. Worst case scenario? GOLDIOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNN CRUUUUUUUSHEEEEEEERRRRRRR!!!!
Big Eater: There's an occasion where, when he and Mikoto are on a lunch date, you can see a half-dozen or so empty gyuudon bowls on his side. Apparently, it all gets incinerated inside his body and serves him no nutritional benefit, being entirely for his sanity.
Boring Invincible Hero: Subverted on several occasions, though he takes it stride. If anything, he's a case study on why being a cyborg sucks.
Large Ham: Zigzagged — in battle he is the pinnacle of the Screaming Warrior; outside, he's quite a calm man. The best point to see the difference is in FINAL (right at the start of this video).
Lightning Bruiser: He is this in the Super Robot Wars series. Protect Shade/Wall (and later Genesic Armor) let him handle armies of mooks, no trouble. Genesic Aura, Guy's stats, and the base power of Hell and Heaven/Goldion Hammer/Goldion Crusher let him deal tens of thousands of damage unaided. Brave and GaoFighGar/Genesic GaoGaiGar's stats let him dodge at percents that are poor for a real robot, but ridiculous for a Super. Truly he is the Destruction God.
Guy: The reason you tried to seal off GGG...! The reason you couldn't come close to the G-Crystal...! The reason you isolated GaoFighGar...! The reason you didn't come to directly attack our Earth...! It's all because you feared us! The G-Stone's power can only grow and surpass the power of the Loud G-Stone! This is the energy BORN FROM COURAGE!!
In Universe, his rival is Shuu. Information is found in the manga and can be downloaded here.
Unstoppable Rage: Goes into this after fighting EI-03, and would have crushed the core he'd just ripped out (killing the Zonderized human), if Mamoru hadn't gotten there in time. Also towards the end of his fight with the Zonuda, though that's more 'frenzied' than 'rage'.
We Can Rebuild Him: Primarily by his father. He takes pride in being the "Strongest Cyborg in History".
A young elementary school boy who after the emergence of El-02 and the following Zonder attacks finds himself discovering hidden powers, involving purification of Zonder cores. Unknown to him, he was found aboard Galeon several years before by his adoptive parents, and got taken in as their child. It is later on revealed that he is actually Latio, the biological son of Cain, a biological weapon designed to defeat the Zonders, and the Primevals.Tropes associated with Mamoru include:
Puppy Love: There are tons of official material suggesting a love relationship between him and Hana.
Suggesting? Hana wearing a wedding dress at the end of episode 49 and kissing Mamoru before he left Earth is as official as it gets.
Rogue Protagonist: In FINAL, although it turns out to be a subversion since it was actually an Evil Counterpart, and the real Mamoru was far, far away from Earth at the time.
Took a Level in Badass: In spades. Starts out by flying towards the giant Shinjuku-crushing robot in the first episode, and eventually works his way up to fighting Zonuuda alongside Galeon.
Ikumi Kaidou / Arma
Voiced by: Sayuri (JP)
A classmate of Mamoru's who is silent and always seems distant. He does not play a significant role for most of the series but seems to recognize Pizza whenever he appears. As it turns out, Kaidou is in fact an Arma unit from the Red Planet in the Trinary Solar System. The ruler of the Red Planet, Abel, decided that Cain of the Green Planet had the right idea and created an entire army of Soldato J cyborgs along with J-Arks and Armas based on the power of the J-Jewel and genetic data from Latio. Unfortunately they still failed and the Red Planet was Zonderised, but Soldato J No. 002 was able to send his Arma and J-Ark away before the final battle. He landed on Earth where he was found and adopted by a human woman.After Pasder appears, Kaidou's memories of his origin and purpose are restored and he sets to work fulfilling the mission entrusted to him by purifying first Soldato J and then Tomoro-117 in order to reactivate the J-Ark and bring it back to fighting strength.Tropes associated with Kaidou include:
It's Not You, It's My Enemies: A more familial version. Arma avoided becoming too attached to his human classmates and family in order to avoid hurting any of them when he was gone, and to avoid leaving any openings that enemies could exploit. It didn't work - not the first time, anyway.
The leader of GutsyGeoidGuard and later, GutsyGalaxyGuard, Taiga is an idealistic individual who authorizes all of the organization's operations, including deployment of the robots of the organization and the approvals for the use of Final Fusion and Goldion Hammer, amongst several other weapons used by GaoGaiGar.Tropes associated with Taiga include:
Badass Normal: Especially after an episode in which he fought off possessed employees with a golf club. We find out in a Drama CD that he used to lead a Sentai-esque commando team. Yes, he used a golf club as his primary weapon then.
Guy's High School Sweetheart (Though she Could Not Spit It Out at the time). As if nearly losing Guy in the EI-01 incident wasn't bad enough, it also landed on her house, killing both her parents. Nonetheless, she has remained loyally at Guy's side through his reconstruction and rehabilitation, and continues to work by his side in the GGG Main Order Room. After the defeat of Z-Master, it's discovered that when Mikoto's house was invaded by EI-01, it implanted her with the seed of a new type of Zonder, the Zonuda, with the power to sublimate technology and absorb energy.
Especially jarring for an anime example. It only had a muddled Foreshadowing, happened within seconds, and he was stuck in such a situation, with such a short time frame, that the only thing a genius like him could was to scream "NOOO!" First-time viewers WILL be caught off-guard.
Mission Control: In Main Order Room, of course, but prior to the events of the TV show he gave orders to the special commando team ID5, which Taiga and Hyuuma were once part of.
Manly Gay: Looks the part, but his sexual orientation is never even remotely hinted at.
Hot-Blooded: Perhaps even rivaling Guy's. However, he's also 3G's mission planner and keeps a cool analytical mind in this capacity.
The Big Guy: Barring Guy and perhaps Mamoru, he is the only major human(oid) member of 3G that does any form of direct fighting (and trained Hyoryu and Enryu as well). Justified, in that he has a a military background and 3G seems to consist of mostly civilians.
GGG Intelligence Operator and computer programmer. Slovenly but kind-hearted.
Genius Slob: His only really negative character trait. The guy's lack of hygiene is pretty noticeable.
Heterosexual Life-Partners: Tends to act this way towards Volfogg. It's thought that he was friends with the dead agent Volfogg's Super AI was based on - this explains why Volfogg's death against Penchinon hits him so hard.
Improbably High IQ: Officially 300. Although it seems his father programmed Bay Tower Base's main systems, Kousuke did everything else. Alone.
Mission Control: Although he generally only communicates directly with Volfogg (who belongs to GGG Intel and is, at least technically, a subordinate).
GGG's Mechanic Operator, and is in charge of repairs and maintenance. Tends to be more of a background character than the other main GGG characters.
Mission Control: To the point where if he leaves the base, it's because he's not working, or someone dragged him.
And then he goes and drives Drill Gao into battle.
Stout Strength: Aversion - he's big and a bit wide, but is of average strength and health. (Hyuuma frequently tells him to work out more, in fact.)
The Caretaker: Seems to be taking care of his three younger brothers, in the absence of any parents, and they are luckily never the source of angst for him. Otherwise, this is his basic job description towards the Yuusha Corps as well, and at one point we see him watering the plants in the background of Main Order Room.
Isamu and Ai Amami
Voiced by: Kozo Shioya (Isamu, JP), Ed Paul (Isamu, EN), Sayuri (Ai, JP), Eileen Stevens (Ai, EN)
Mamoru's adoptive parents. Isamu works at the Aerospace Corporation (GGG's front) while Ai is a stay-at-home mother. They tend to fret a bit when Mamoru might be in trouble.
Good Parents: Basically, they're the Japanese Kents: they lovingly raised a boy from another world as their own, who'd later become the savior of mankind. Hell, they even named him Mamoru, which means "to protect", it's obvious they were raising him to be a good boy.
Another classmate of Mamoru and the youngest brother of Kazuo.
The Big Guy: subversion - while he's definitely the largest of Mamoru's friends, his defining trait is his interest in military mechanics (some of which are leaked from his older brother) ...and he's probably not as strong as Reiko.
Another of Mamoru's classmates. Comes from a fairly rich family, and has a habit of trying to impress his friends with gadgets and tales of family trips.
Ocular Gushers: resorts to these when either A) Reiko cuts him down a few notches or B) when he's caught up in a Zonder attack.
Smug Snake: shows signs of growing into this. That is, if Reiko hasn't humbled him out of it by then.
Somewhat stuck-up classmate of Mamoru and Hana. Her family is even richer than the Sunous, and she takes great delight in one-upping Sunou or otherwise deflating him whenever he starts bragging.
Alpha Bitch: Just a little bit, and usually directed at Sunou.
Don't You Dare Pity Me!: We find out in a CD Drama that her father is dead and her family is broke - there's a throwaway line in episode 26 that refers to this, and that may be her cheap apartment that she's in front of in her first FINAL appearance. She hides this from her friends but acts 'rich' for seemingly this trope.
Big Brother Instinct: It's so strong that it can override Mic Sounders' (whose AI was based on him in a manner similar to Goldy Marg and Hyuuma) System Protection and allow Mic to use System Change when Swan is in danger.
An extraterrestrial robotic lion who saved Guy's life following his encounter with EI-01 and brought Mamoru to his foster parents. Galeon was originally created by Cain as an 'anti-program' to counteract the 11 Sol Masters, but was reprogrammed and tasked with protecting Cain's son Latio (Mamoru), following the mechanization of the Green Planet.Galeon is able to fuse with Guy to form the mechanoid GaiGar, and form the titular GaoGaiGar through Final Fusion with the Gao Machines. In FINAL, with it's original program restored, Galeon is able to combine with Evoluder Guy and the Genesic Machines to form the God of Destruction, Genesic GaoGaiGar.
Only Known by Their Nickname: The Amamis refer to Galeon as the "North Pole Lion", due to the circumstances under which they first met him (it wouldn't be surprising if the rest of the world did until GGG went public).
Papa Wolf: If Galeon senses that Mamoru is in trouble, he'll go help him. And actually hurting him will result in general rage. Kill him, and no god can help you.
HyoRyu and EnRyu are a pair of highly-advanced AI's developed by GGG, and installed in a pair of Transforming bodies; a Crane and Firetruck respectively. When the two brothers' sympa-rates reach 100%, they are both able to combine their bodies via Symmetrical Docking and merge into ChoRyuJin.
Hot-Blooded: EnRyu is, but HyoRyu's closer to The Stoic. (They have a scene where they, twin robots that literally grew up together, argue about this in regard to which one of them is better suited to protecting Mamoru.note Answer? Volfogg.)
Taking You with Me: SUPERNOVA's very powerful, but it requires the brothers to turn their ChestBlasters to "infinite" at point-blank range, forcing a win through temperature shock. But they don't walk away from it...
An AI Robot developed for GGG intelligence and assigned to protect Mamoru in battle. Can combine with the vehicles GunGrue and GunDober to form Big Volfogg.
Back from the Dead: Volfogg's AI is based off of an intelligence agent who was killed before the start of the series.
Combining Mecha: With the Gun Machines into Big Volfogg, who is much more suited to direct combat. (Unlike the other Yuusha Corps, they are the same person and not a gestalt personality.)
Helicopter Blender: Big Volfogg's Murasame Sword. Justified, as it's purpose-made and he's coating them with Mirror Particles during use - enough that it can double as a shield in a pinch.
Ninja - Justified, as he actually belongs to GGG's intelligence department and was designed around intelligence gathering and recon. (In practice, Volfogg is closer to Real Life ninja while Big Volfogg resembles a fictional one.)
Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot - Almost literally even, since he is a ninja police robot (and comes back from the dead a couple of times...).
Lethal Joke Character - Contrary to show tradition, he is introduced as pretty goofy and completely harmless (his Cosmo Robo form), but he gets his own first Crowning Moment of Awesome by the next episode after his first System Change (into his Boom Robo form).
Justified by his Boom Robo form being so powerful - his Cosmo Robo form is a Power Limiter.
Cosmo Robo isn't completely useless - he can fly and hover in midair, and is able to ferry people to and from Orbit Base. In battle, though, even the Pliers are more effective.
There's a scene, just before GGG leaves for Jupiter, where he's playing in a concert for the Orbit Base staff.
Unseen Prototype: Averted. Later on in the series we get to see the other 12 Mic Sounders robots.
Part of a system designed to protect Gao Gai Gar from the effects of the Goldion Hammer. Goldy Marg was built to carry the Hammer, which is incorporated into his construction, into battle. As he's built specifically to withstand the power of the Goldion Hammer, Goldymarg is the toughest and strongest of the GGG robots. Given the short time of his creation, his AI was based on Geki Hyuuma rather than being developed from scratch like the others.
The Big Guy: Has no weapons other than his fists and his nigh-indestructible body in mechanoid form. Knows how to use them. Only King J-Der is physically stronger than he is.
Not entirely true. The base of his hammer is also a laser cannon. He rarely ever needs it, though, preferring the direct approach.
Genius Bruiser: It doesn't come up much (Goldy's very much aware that he's the Finishing Move), but he IS based on GGG's mission planner. He does exactly the right thing when the 31 Primevals attack Orbit Base, for example.
Hot-Blooded: Well, his personality IS based on Geki Hyuuma, so...
Swiss-Army Weapon: The handle of the Goldion Hammer is the barrel of his tank form's gun. The tires of his tank form produce (Mirror particle?) 'nails' in hand form.
Brother machines to HyoRyu and EnRyu developed by GGG China (Chinese Scientific Aeronautics Division). Their vehicle forms are a Cement Mixer and Dump Truck respectively. When enhanced by THE POWER, they can do a cross-Symmetrical Dock with their brothers to form GenRyuJin [HyoRyu/RaiRyu and GouRyuJin FuuRyu/EnRyu.
Arm Cannon: FuuRyu's mixer barrel cover's GekiRyuJin (and GouRyuJin)'s arm.
The original Extraterrestrial Intelligence that landed on Earth at the beginning of the show, hence its designation. Pasder spends the next two years regaining his strength before finally reawakening and summoning four Machine Kings to begin the process of slowly Zonderising the entire planet. As soon as he finds out that Galeon is awake, he orders all four to hunt down and destroy the "Legacy of Cain" (No, not that one) but is ultimately defeated by our heroes with a liberal application of hammer to the face.But here's the kicker - it turns out Pasder is hardly the most powerful opponent GGG has to fight. In fact, he was just a mouthpiece for the 31 Primevals and is later absorbed into the other mouthpiece, Pagliaccio, giving them full knowledge of GGG's fighting strength and tactics.
The most aggressive and warlike of the four Machine Kings. His martial pride causes him to clash with Guy at several points throughout the series and eventually causes him to remember details of his past. Pizza was originally one of the cyborg soldiers of the Red Planet, in the Trinary Solar System, who fought against the 31 Primevals but was forced to flee into the wastelands where he was found by Pinchernone and turned into a Zonderian. After remembering his old principles and pride he sacrifices himself to save Guy, and is eventually purified and resurrected as Soldato J.
Big Damn Heroes - Just when GaoGaiGar is on its knees and about to be torn limb from limb by three of the Primevals, the J-Ark shows up out of nowhere and blasts two of them to smithereens in the space of about a minute.
Yumi: "D-san, I finally get it... the D is for "Dream"! Horis: Then what's J's J? Hikaru: Maybe it's Japan. Izumi: It's the J in "joke". Guy:Judgment... or maybe, Justice? Soldat J: (I don't know either...)
Soldato-J: That was a false name! The man named Pizza is dead! I am J. Reborn by the J-jewel as Soldato-J!
Pinchernone (pronounced Penchinon) / Tomoro-117
The insidious and calculating member of the Machine Kings, Pinchernone is best known for his sailor uniform/Monster Clown outfit and his downright creepy laugh. He serves as another foil for Pizza, whom he works most often with, and the two could almost be considered friends, if machine lifeforms can have friends. Pinchernone also develops a rivalry of sorts with Volfogg. Later it is revealed that he was once Tomoro-117, the main computer of the J-Ark, which was zonderised during the 31 Primevals' invasion of the Red Planet, forcing J to fight on foot. Unable to defeat the Arm Primeval, J fled into the wastelands where he was found by Pinchernone and became the Machine King Pizza.As Tomoro-117 he is very precise, efficient, and unflinchingly loyal to both J and Arma, and proves to be instrumental in defeating the Z-Master. In FINAL, he uses the last of the J-Ark's ES-Missiles to allow Genesic GaoGaiGar to reach the PasQ Machine and destroy the replica of the Trinary Solar System.
A.I. Is a Crapshoot - He IS a zonderized computer, after all. He gets better after purification, though.
The Brute: When the Zondarians take direct action and turn themselves into Zonder Robos, he's just about had it with Volfogg...
Cool Boat - His victims usually have some kind of naval motif, and his zonderian form is that of a huge ship. Same goes for the J-Ark too, since his purified form is it's main computer.
Cool Starship - he becomes the main computer for one after his purification.
Humanoid Abomination: He looks like a person. Barely. Is always shown sitting, even as he falls through the sky. The general impression is, he doesn't look human and doesn't get how to well enough for Uncanny Valley to apply. Also: BRRRREEEEEEEE~!note We can't actually make this sound without rubbing our lips with a finger.
The most outgoing and playful of the four Machine Kings. Primada usually appears as a ballerina with clothes made of car parts, and is almost always dancing in her on-screen appearances. As part of Pasder's final plan, she and Polonaise form a gigantic energy generator to power the Zonder Metal Plant. She is killed by exposure to the G-Stone energies from ChoRyuJin's exposed GS Ride. It's vaguely hinted that Primada and Polonaise were married before they became Zonderians. Interestingly, many Zonderians resembling Primada can be seen in the background during the flashback of the Red Planet being Zonderised.
Cool Car / Cool Bike - She employs a road motif with her zonderised victims, who usually take the form of such vehicles.
Often taking the human form of a silent old train conductor, Polonaise is the most unassuming of the four Machine Kings. As part of Pasder's final plan, he and Primada form a gigantic energy generator to power the Zonder Metal Plant. He is killed when GaoGaiGar injures him severely, followed by his purification by Mamoru.
Cool Train - Polonaise favours a train motif in a majority of his victims.
Death Equals Redemption - He dies right after his purification, with a delighted smile on his face. Apparently both he and Primarda were Zondarians for too long...
A seemingly robotic clown who gives orders to the 31 Primevals. Pagliaccio is actually a "terminal program" created by the most powerful of them all, the Heart Primeval, in order to gather intelligence on Earth and direct the actions of the others. It is seen absorbing Pasder at the conclusion of the battle and eventually starts analyzing THE POWER so that the Primevals can take it for themselves. Oddly, neither GGG nor the J warriors take note of its presence.
Tin Tyrant: Briefly appears as one during a flashback to a fight between him and Soldat-J.
The combined form of the 31 Primevals and the master program controlling every Zonder Metal and Zonder lifeform in the universe (except the Zonuda). It was originally created by the Purple Planet to eliminate stress and negativity. However, it decided that the best way to do so would be to absorb all life into itself. Not only does it have full knowledge of GGG's tactics and capabilities thanks to the efforts of the Primevals, but it is able to attach itself to Jupiter and drain THE POWER, making it all but invincible.
The daughter of Liger Shishioh (making her Guy's cousin) and a rogue agent of the high-tech criminal organizatin BioNet. When she was young, her mother was murdered by BioNet agents, and Renais was forcibly turned into a cyborg and made into one of their agents. She didn't take it so well, and turned on her captors. She was restrained and left in a BioNet facility to die until she was discovered and rescued by her Father. Liger was able to repair her though the use of a GS Ride added to her systems, but could not solve a critical flaw in her construction: a severe overheating that requires her to wear a cooling jacket. In order to get revenge for the death of her mother, Renais joined GGG France (Chasseur).
Tomboy and Girly Girl - In a similar notion to their brothers, KouRyu and AnRyu have rather polarising personalities, with KouRyu being more of a tomboy whereas AnRyu is the more calm and feminine one.
Back from the Dead - subverted in that the Papillon encountered on repli-Earth is actually a replicant of the real Papillon. After the destruction of Pisa Sol, she fades away with the rest of its creations.
Cloning Blues: Her replicant suffers from this when meeting GGG for the first time on Repli-Earth. They snap her out of it almost immediately
A group of programs given material form, tasked with restoring the Trinary System upon the destruction of the Z-Master. However, they too exceeded their original programming and set about creating a new universe by draining this one's dark matter, causing it to begin to collapse. They are the main anatagonists in FINAL.
Attack Its Weak Point: Their Loud G-Stone. While Pisa Sol can regenerate them after this, it seems that if it weren't for her, destroying this would destroy them for good. Pisa Sol can be considered one for the whole group, as destroying her took all the replica Sol Lords with her.
Knight of Cerebus: By far the most powerful and efficient enemies of the entire series. to put it simple, every little victory GGG manages to get during FINAL is quickly followed by a huge defeat at their hands
Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: They fail to take the power of courage into account when facing GGG, which ultimately leads to their downfall. In fact, it's implied they fear it because it allows the G-Stone to surpass the power of their Loud G-Stones.
Mind Rape: Does this to Guy when Guy and Palperepa were clashing Hell and Heaven against God and Devil, causing Guy, who was matched with Palperepa at that moment, to lose concentration just long enough for him to lose the fight.
Opposite-Sex Clone: Potentially. It's hard to tell if Abel is male or female, never see anything that designates his/her gender, and Abel is rather young, physically, compared to the rest.
Out-Gambitted: Thought he/she had things won when Pisa Sol replicated the Sol Masters several dozen times each...playing right into the heroes' hands by draining so much of Pisa Sol's energy she had to recharge, leaving her vulnerable to the Goldion Crusher.