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Do you like Gou?

Yes, he's my favorite character
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Do you like Gou?

Post by wisdomcat » Thu May 07, 2015 10:24 pm

Ever since Gou debuted as Mach in episode 12, I didn't like his character at all. It feels like the show went into a slump after that episode. Then it came back when Type Formula debuted only for it to go back down again. His quirky attitude is just annoying then all of a sudden the writers throw in that Gou and Kiriko's father is the creator of the Roidmude and that's the reason why he hates them. It feels like a ditch effort to make kids like Gou again. In my opinion, he's just a side character, not that important to watch. So what are your opinions on him?
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Re: Do you like Gou?

Post by takenoko » Fri May 08, 2015 12:47 am

I think he's pretty annoying. But maybe that's intentional, since they seem to be setting him up as a villain? I dunno, I'll have to wait and see what they do with him, I guess.

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Re: Do you like Gou?

Post by Phoenix512 » Fri May 08, 2015 5:35 am

I never had the hate for him compared to other people have with him. I don't mind him at all. Go is just immature. I would imagine a bunch of people back in the day was just exactly like him except having an actual Rider system.
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Re: Do you like Gou?

Post by Catastrophe » Fri May 08, 2015 7:29 am

I liked him when he was smug and showing people up. Lately he just seems super irrational.

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Re: Do you like Gou?

Post by Revorse » Fri May 08, 2015 10:40 am

Not my favorite. But I do like Go.
I've said this before I really don't see where the annoyance with Go came from but I'm definitely gonna have to rewatch from Go's arrival onward, Maybe there is something I'm not remember/catching on too.

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Re: Do you like Gou?

Post by Bayushi-rei » Sun May 10, 2015 6:26 pm

When he first made his debut, I really liked him. I even remember telling my girlfriend how much I liked his character, which was weird because the moment he did his henshin into Mach, my immediate response was "Nope, looks too American. Get it off." (I know they did that intentionally, I just think it could have been designed better)

That being said, recently, I have begun to like him less and less. About the time they revealed Drive Type Formula, he started to get on my nerves and this latest story just seems to be more of the same. So, while I still like him, I like him significantly less than I once did. However, if he goes full villain (as is suggested in the preview for episode 29), I might begin to like him again as I have a soft spot for villains.
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Re: Do you like Gou?

Post by Kiriko » Wed May 13, 2015 12:27 pm

He's my favorite character, with a good style. He can take out every roidmude with his confidence. Sometime, he acting so funny. And he always try do anything best for his sister.

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Post by Bomyne » Thu May 21, 2015 4:26 am

Initially I was like "Meh, just another sentai Red but this time in Kamen Rider"... because that's what Gou feels like to me. He's Sosuke. He's King. He's Takaharu. He's Ban. (PS. except for Takaharu, I hated most of that group)...

But as the show goes on... I agree with those above that his personality and attitude degraded, especially towards Chase and his sister.

With regard to his powers... They are fun, but it's kinda depressing that he shares his super form with Drive (And potentially, Chaser). I mean, Accel, Meteor, Beast, and Baron all got their own super modes... Birth too if you count his birthday form. But Mach doesn't appear to be getting his own super mode.

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Truthfully, I don't know what to make of him now that he's got that mark from 001. He's less sentai red and more... dark, brooding evil.


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Gou actually kinda feels like Michi. Betraying his friends, family, and ideals to work for the bad guys. but as I said, no idea what to make of him due to the 001 mark.


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Re: Do you like Gou?

Post by solari » Fri May 29, 2015 8:55 pm

I kinda like Gou.
Even from his debut, he seems to be hiding something behind his flashy and cheerful exterior...

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Re: Do you like Gou?

Post by SquidKing » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:14 am

So now that we can see what looks like his full arc, what do you think of him? I was actually pretty sad when he was basically off the show during the upswing, but I love his character growth to an incredible degree.

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Re: Do you like Gou?

Post by Catastrophe » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:39 pm

I thought his motivation to kill all the roidmudes just so his sister wouldn't find out that their dad was a massive dick seemed really lacking.

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Re: Do you like Gou?

Post by VerusMaya II » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:02 pm

Gou feels incomplete. The time limit(?) on his suit has vanished, he's not showing any visible strain from wearing it for too long anymore. He somehow learned about BannoPad (was it ever explained how he knew?) and introduced that deus ex machina, which degraded his character into a little child throwing a temper tantrum and keeping secrets from his big sister. I'll admit this led into a nice, albeit small, arc of him stepping out of the shadow of his father and now trying to be his own man but it's not executed particularly well. He still has a constant angry-pouty face and shoots first, asks questions later. Which I'll admit can be nice! But... I dunno. Have some tact. He's always storming off when he doesn't get what he wants.
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