The are the fiction eponym protagonist of the Japanese Super Sentai series Engine Sentai Go-onger. To become a Go-onger, each member was chosen by fictional sentient vehicles known as Engines to battle the evil Barbaric Machine Clan Gaiark.
The main team based out of the RV known as , named after Saki's family dog, 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 nickname (emblazened on their "civilian" clothing ) before the group says , saying "Checker Flag" whenever they win thus finishing the episode usually still wearing their suits without theIr helmets. 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 . The Go-ongers each wear a necklace bearing the Go-onger crest, with a colored stone of their respective color in the center. During the events of Engine Sentai Go-onger vs. Gekiranger, after losing their Engine Souls, the Go-ongers learn a new fighting style: .
, 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. He is very protective of his teammates; when Saki expresses that she wants to be pretty for a boyfriend who will appreciate her and makes a date with a young musician not long after, Sōsuke worries that she intends to leave the team to get married. Sōsuke is thought to secretly like Miu Sutō; in GP 30 ("Friendship's Punch"), while under the influence of a Gaiark energy drink, he gives her a ring. After the final battle, Sōsuke returns to racing, but because of his long absence from the racing circuit, he has to start from the bottom as a go-kart driver.
After transforming into , Sōsuke says, . Sōsuke and Speedor say, . With his high speed abilities, he uses the Mantan Gun in Rod Mode to perform the , which skewers multiple enemies, and the . With Go-on Blue with the Cowl Laser and Go-on Yellow with the Bridge Axe, he can perform with the Rocket Daggers.
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