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Go Go Tomago is a major character from Disney's 2014 animated feature film, Big Hero 6. She is a member of the superhero team Big Hero 6.

Background Edit

Stoic and strong, yet loyal to the bone, Go Go is an industrial design and mechanical engineering student at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. With a passion for racing ever since she was a child, Go Go is an accomplished racer, having won several races (including getting placed twice in the San Fransokyo Criterium). She enrolled at City Honors Academy during her high school years and eventually found her way to the university that she attends in present day.

After a mysterious fire shatters peace and happiness in San Fransokyo, Go Go lends her athletic abilities and "need for speed" to help form the city's newest superhero team, Big Hero 6.

Official Disney Bio Edit

Aptly named, Go Go Tomago knows what it takes to be fast. She's tough, athletic and loyal to the bone, but not much of a conversationalist.
Popping bubble gum and delivering well-placed sarcasm are totally her speed. The daredevil adrenaline junkie is at her best on wheels, and when Go Go joins forces with Big Hero 6, she rolls like never before, using mag-lev discs as wheels, shields and throwing weapons. [1]

Press AddressEdit

Hall wanted a woman of few words for the group, and Go Go is a laconic Clint Eastwood type and industrial-engineering student who's pretty tough from the get-go. "The rest of the team are pretty hapless initially," he says. "She's the only one who can take care of herself."
She has also developed a bike with magnetic-levitation technology, which Hiro incorporates into her supersuit. "She can roll around on these mag-lev discs, and they can detach on a whim and become blades she can throw." [2]

PersonalityEdit

Go Go is a hero in the form of a woman governed by silence and experience. A straightforward athlete, Go Go lives for the speed and thrill life has to offer, and is willing to take up the challenges that come. Compared to her teammates, Go Go is quite reserved and sardonic, making up for her lack of conversation with irony and sarcasm. Due to her athleticism, Go Go is resourceful in situations with and without the use of powers. She is also quite adaptive, most notably she utilized her newfound abilities proficiently when fighting Yokai one-on-one, despite only recently learning how to use her suit. As a result of her tastes however, Go Go has developed a fierce attitude, making her not the most approachable person to be around. She is no-nonsense, and has little patience for those who will not take things seriously or move too slowly. Go Go is quite strong-willed and ultimately protective of her friends. Even though she can have a hard time opening up to them, she will put their safety above all else, especially to the possibility of failure. When under such a circumstance, Go Go drops everything and become very serious, quickly taking control of a situation by sheer will and determination. Indeed, she becomes an effective leader when the team needs help, carefully choosing what to say to her friends to get them to act.

Go Go tends to also be recalcitrant, uncooperative and reckless, much to the ire of Wasabi, and is known to head into a fight without thinking. She is also incredulous, to the point that she is not willing to accept limits, and at worst she can be highly opinionated. But deep down, Go Go is noble and honorable, so she will not condone an unscrupulous act. Her honor evidently surfaced when she stood against Hiro when his desire to avenge Tadashi came close to murdering Yokai in cold blood.

However, what lies behind Go Go's thick shell is perhaps an immensely compassionate heart towards her friends. For instance, she personally hugged Hiro to comfort him after the latter realized the error of his actions, understanding the emotional toll the boy had gone through, and reminding him that there is always a better way than revenge. By the end of the film, Go Go becomes a superheroine for Big Hero 6 and provide her friends the determination they need to preserve and protect San Fransokyo.

Appearance Edit

Go Go is a young woman of Korean descent. She is rather short in stature, with fair skin, pink lips, short, somewhat scruffy black hair with violet streaks, brown eyes, and lavender eye shadow. In terms of attire, she is most notably found wearing clothes meant for fitness and physical activity. This consists of a dark gray leather jacket, fashionably ripped dark gray leggings with violet patches, underneath a pair of black shorts with red highlights, a white shirt, black trainers with blue on them, and bare-knuckle gloves.

In her superhero form, she wears a black-and-yellow suit of armor with yellow maglev discs on her wrists and boots (each sporting a red spot in the center), a matching helmet, and black underclothing with a hint of red linings.

Powers and Abilities Edit

Go Go has no true powers, but she is an athlete and a mechanical engineer expert. Because of this, she has unique abilities suited to her field.

  • Professional-level athleticism: Go Go is physically fit; according to tie-in material she is a triathlete and participates in a number of sports, including kickboxing and ultimate frisbee.
  • Expert driving skills: Go Go is a resourceful and adaptive driver on any vehicle. She was able to ride a bike she created in San Fransokyo Tech to such a degree that she was able to ride it across the lab at high speeds dodging potential hazards. In addition, she was able to maneuver a minivan with sharp focus throughout the streets of nighttime San Fransokyo, even when captured inside a Microbot-composed tunnel.
  • Advanced engineering skills: Go Go is highly intelligent and knowledgeable in the field of mechanical engineering and electro-magnetism. Go Go strove to create a bike with intense, almost unimaginable speed. She has already made several bikes capable of accomplishing high velocity, although she had yet to perfect one that met her expectations.

With her suit, Go Go achieves a set of speed-based abilities:

  • Enhanced Speed: The suit helps Go Go manipulate her velocity to reach speeds faster than a human athlete can achieve. With her mag-lev discs, the high speed can be used for offense, as they will cause the discs to become incredibly cutting, heated and powerful, enabling her to tear through hard objects but only at a proper momentum. Moving at these speeds also allows Go Go to build up enough force to create powerful impacts when colliding with her opponent.
  • Enhanced Agility: Go Go's agility is heightened in this form. She can quickly change her form in rapid response, to the point that she can perform complex attacks efficiently.
  • Enhanced Reflexes: Go Go can dodge, coordinate and maneuver obstacles with ease.

EquipmentEdit

Go Go's battle suit is based on her science experiment seen during her introduction at the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. This suit incorporates her bike design and the same electro-magnetic wheels to achieve speed.

  • Mag-Lev Discs: These discs act as Go Go's shields and offensive weapons. The discs not only act as transportation, but can also be flung to opponents and magnetically return to the suit after hitting their target, causing large damage to the target in the process.

HistoryEdit

Not much is known about Go Go's early life, but it can be assumed that she's had a passion for speed and its vehicular applications since before she began attending SFIT, where she majors in Mechanical Engineering. When Go Go is first introduced, she's barreling into the Ito Ishioka Robotics Lab on a maglev suspended bike, offering a brisk "heads up" to Hiro as she tears past him through the entrance. Seemingly headless of anything else, she wastes no time dismounting and hanging up her bike for immediate refining, not even wasting time to remove her helmet until she spots an impressed Hiro appreciating her work. After her friend Tadashi introduces Hiro as his brother, she gives him a snarky and plain faced greeting, saying, "Welcome to the Nerd Lab", insinuating that she'd heard the nickname Hiro gave the robotics lab on his way in or had known about it beforehand.

Go Go is next seen helping Hiro prepare for his presentation at SFIT by hauling in a cart of his microbots. After his success, she joins her friends in congratulating him before leaving to give him and Tadashi time alone to talk. Shortly afterwards, a raging fire starts in the university and Tadashi is killed trying to rescue Professor Callaghan. She and her friends are present at the Hamada household comforting the mourning family on the day of the funeral and they made heartfelt efforts to reach out to Hiro after he neglected to attend classes.

Despite her failed attempts to reach out to Hiro, she and her friends spot him and Baymax running through an alley at night. After catching up to them in Wasabi's van, she notices Baymax's gear and asks Hiro why he's dressed up in what she refers to as "carbon fiber underpants". Amongst other questions and chatter, Hiro breaks in and insists for her and their friends safety that they shouldn't be there. Suddenly, Yokai appears and throws a storage crate on top of them. They're saved by Baymax and the team takes off towards the car. Hiro stays with Baymax in order to confront Yokai, but Go Go grabs his arm and pulls him with her before shoving him into the van with everyone else. Taken aback, Hiro asks her what she's doing and she responds aggressively that she was saving his life. Hiro tries to assure her that Baymax could handle the threat, but without his guidance, the robot is unsurprisingly dealt with and immediately crashes into the hood of the van. Wasabi peels off in an attempt to lose their pursuer, but stops at a red light in an attempt to abide by the law. Instantly furious, Go Go incredulously asks Wasabi why he's stopped before screaming that "there are no red lights in a car chase" and later, after he takes the time to put his signal light on, finds her patience utterly broken and forces the wheel away from him. Sticking her gum to the dashboard, she takes control of the vehicle and leads Yokai on a wild car chase, actually managing to lose him from time to time. Before she knows it however, she finds herself barreling towards the edge of a broken road and drives the team right of the ledge and into the San Fransokyo Bay.

Thanks to Baymax, the team survives as he sheds his armor and floats them to the top. Cold and wet, Fred leads them to a mansion that he reveals to be his house. Hearing this, Go Go bluntly admits that she figured he lived under a bridge. After using Baymax to warm up, Go Go and the team listen to Fred as he dramatically reveals that he believes Alistar Krei is the masked man who was chasing them. Baymax then chimes in, revealing hat he scanned the man while they were escaping earlier. Sardonically, Go Go states that even with Baymax's scanner, he'd have to scan everyone in the city until they found a match. Hiro disagrees, opting instead for the simpler solution of upgrading Baymax's scanner. He then doubles back, saying that if they were really going to try and catch Yokai, all of them would need to be "upgraded". While eager to help, Wasabi and Honey Lemon voiced their worries about the situation they'd be getting themselves into, but the fearless Go Go stands with Hiro and puts her trust in him, reminding everyone that Tadashi was their best friend. One by one her friends come around and the Big Hero 6 team is born.

Hiro builds each member a specialized suit with unique abilities based off of their latest projects from school. As such, Go Go's battle-suit is accompanied by electro-magnetic discs, capable of causing great damage when thrown to a specific target. Being magnetic, the suit also summons the discs back to the armor immediately after coming to contact with the specific target. Not only that, Go Go can also use the wheels located on her heels to move about with tremendous speed and velocity. Though it takes her a while, Go Go, like the rest of the members, eventually masters her suit's abilities. The group sets off to an abandoned island, where Baymax has tracked Yokai's whereabouts via body temperatures and other health related attributes. Once they arrive, they stumble across an abandoned, sealed off facility, which was once used by tech-guru, Alistar Krei, to build and showcase his latest invention; a teleportation portal. After a disastrous incident resulting in the supposed death of the test pilot, Abigail♙, the facility was shut down.

This leads the team to believe Krei is the one responsible for the theft of Hiro's Microbots, and that he's trying to rebuild his portal. Just then, Yokai arrives and makes another attempt to exterminate the team. They successfully escape his attacks and the battle ensues. Whilst Fred and Wasabi are taken down easily, Go Go proves to be a challenge for the masked villain, and the two engage in personal combat. Throughout the fight, Go Go tries to use her discs to unmask Yokai, but he successfully manages to keep his identity in check, until Hiro intervenes. Once unmasked, Yokai is revealed to be Professor Callaghan. Callaghan revealed he used Hiro's Microbots to survive the fire, and when Hiro explains that Tadashi had died as a result of his actions, Callaghan coldly retorts by blaming Tadashi for his own demise. This leads Hiro to order Baymax to murder Callaghan, blinded by fury. Go Go is the first to jump into action, fending off a mindless Baymax to save Callaghan's life. Wasabi and Fred assist as well, and in the mix of the chaos, Callaghan escapes. Fortunately, Honey is able to restore Baymax's original programming, thus bringing the kind bot to his senses, once more.

Immediately after the incident, Hiro scolds the team for letting Callaghan escape, but Go Go scolds Hiro in return. Calling him out for his murderous actions, the team agreed they never intended to kill Callaghan, rather, bring him to justice. Hiro fails to listen, completely blinded by the memories of Tadashi's death, and leaves the scene with Baymax, abandoning Go Go and the others on the island. Fortunately, Fred's butler is able to return them to San Fransokyo on the family's helicopter, and the team heads to Hiro's home. Understanding his actions were only out of despair and he apologizes for his anger taking control of him , Go Go comforts the boy with a hug, promising to take down Callaghan no matter what. Honey then shows Hiro a recording they found back on the island, which reveals Abigail was actually Callaghan's daughter, and his motives are driven by revenge on Alistar Krei. With this new knowledge, the team sets out to Krei's showcase where Callaghan attacks and reveals his plot to destroy both Krei and everything he holds dear to his heart. The team arrives in the nick of time, and a battle ensues.

Annoyed by their interference, Callaghan makes another attempt of disposing the young heros, imprisoning Go Go in a metallic bubble made of Microbots, slowly enclosing the space in hopes of crushing her to death. With the rest of the team set to suffer similar fates, they call out to Hiro for help. The young boy, remembering the wise words of Tadashi, advises the group to use their brains to figure a way out. Go Go comes up with the idea of using her intense speed to free herself, which she manages to do so, successfully. Once she does, she and the others head to the Microbots, using their abilities to destroy them, thus, disarming Callaghan's ultimate source of power. Once they managed this, Callaghan is apprehended, and the machine is taken down but on the verge of exploding. The team, along with Krei and Callaghan, begin to retreat, but Baymax senses life within the portal (Abigail), and he and Hiro set out to rescue the civilian.

Later, Hiro returns with Abigail, but sadly reveals that Baymax had sacrificed his life to get them out of the unstable portal. The team leave the scene with Callaghan suffering time in prison for his crimes. Afterwards, they are praised for their heroic efforts, though their identities remain a mystery to the public. Even so, they continue to spend time together, forming close bonds with Hiro. At the school, after discovering Baymax's programming chip survived the distraction, Hiro is able to recreate the lovable robot, thus reforming the team of Big Hero 6. During the end credits, it is revealed that Go Go and the others now spend their days as professional crime-fighters, protecting the city of San Fransokyo.

EtymologyEdit

Tomago - Tomago is a corrupted version of the word "Tamago", which is Japanese for "Egg."

Gallery Edit

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Go Go Tomago.

Trivia Edit

  • In the original comic series, Go-Go Tomago's real name is Leiko Tanaka. However in the film, her real name is never revealed, so fans unofficially refer to her as "Ethel" as per suggestion by her voice actress.[4]
  • She is 5'4" in height.[5]
  • Out of the Big Hero 6, Go Go is the most similar to her mainstream counterpart. However, the 2013 Rotoscopers video and early development stages of the plot had depicted Go Go as a very cynical character more akin to her counterpart: she was insanely jealous of Honey Lemon because she thought her fashions were due to boys and attention-seeking and did not approve of Hiro ordering her what to do when they formed Big Hero 6 because she always wanted to be number 1.
  • She is arguably the closest to Hiro out of the team.
  • She is frequently shown chewing gum, but, in a dangerous situation, she will take the gum out. This was shown during the car chase with Yokai where, tired of Wasabi's by-the-book driving, took the wheel to help the team evade Yokai. Then, when she and the team were confronting Yokai at Krei Tech and she was trapped in a sphere of Microbots, she spit her gum and put it on the side of her hood as she spun her way out of the sphere.
  • Go Go took a cue from The Rocketeer with placing Gum on a vehicle for Good luck.

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