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- "I will devour everything!"
- ―Gaoh's phrase[src]
Gaoh (牙王 Gaō, lit. "Fang King") is Kamen Rider Gaoh (仮面ライダーガオウ (牙王) Kamen Raidā Gaō, lit. "Fang King"), a fictional character appearing in Kamen Rider Den-O. He is the main villain in Kamen Rider Den-O's first movie, Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born!.
He is a thief-king who targets Time Trains and a renegade Kamen Rider who wishes to take over all of space-time by obtaining the legendary GaohLiner to destroy all time as he was fed up with it. He and his Imagin followers took camp at May 2000 to await his plan to come to fruition, by sending the Molech Imagin to 2007 to set the pieces up.
Video Games Appearances
Gaoh appears as a monster in the video game All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2.
Plat Form (プラットフォーム Puratto Fōmu) is Gaoh's most basic default form undersuit, which is briefly seen during Gaoh`s transformation sequence before the Aura Armor and the Denkamen facemask attaches.
- "Gaoh Form!"
- ―Transformation announcement[src]
- Height: 198cm
- Weight: 102kg
- Punching power: 7t
- Kicking power: 6t
- Maximum Jump Height: 25m
- Maximum Running Speed: 100m/6.2s
Kamen Rider Gaoh is the only Kamen Rider in Kamen Rider Den-O to only have one form, called Gaoh Form (ガオウフォーム Gaō Fōmu), and no Imagin partner (similar to Zeronos Altair Form). It is visually based on a crocodile and is similar to Den-O Sword Form. Upon transforming, Gaoh says "I will devour everything!" (全員、俺が喰ってやる! Zen'in, ore ga kutte yaru!).
Appearances: Den-O Episodes 25, 27, I'm Born
- GaoGasher: Personal weapon
Behind the scenes
Gaoh is portrayed by Hiroyuki Watanabe (渡辺 裕之 Watanabe Hiroyuki). He previously played Akio Ishimuro, the commander of XIG, in Ultraman Gaia, and Taiga Saezima in Garo (series). As Kamen Rider Gaoh, his suit actor was Yoshifumi Oshikawa (押川 善文 Oshikawa Yoshifumi).
- Watanabe, at 51, was the oldest individual to portray a Kamen Rider during the time of filming until Takanori Jinnai, at 54, was casted to be Kamen Rider Sorcerer, the villain of Kamen Rider Wizard in Magic Land, and later Tsurutaro Kataoka, at 60, casted to be Jun Honganji as a Mass Production Model Mach in Kamen Rider Drive.
- He first appeared in episode 27 of the series but he only transformed into Kamen Rider Gaoh in the movie. Gaoh is the first movie Rider to appear in one TV series episode.
- Kamen Rider Gaoh was originally supposed to be reused with Kamen Rider Diend Complete Form but his suit was destroyed for scraps to be used for Kamen Rider Yuuki. Despite this, Yuuki never made it as one of Diend Complete Form's cards.
- A "Kamen Ride: Gaoh" card was given out at showings of the movie where Diend's Complete Form debuted, which showed Gaoh's card faded out and locked with chains, much like with the Kamen Ride cards Decade possessed before he's unlocked them, suggesting that in-universe, the events of Ore Tanjou have locked Gaoh out of the timeline, thus explaining his absence from Diend's complete form.