Goemon is the main protagonist of the Goemon series. A hot-blooded man from Edo, he has a strong sense of justice and will right whatever wrong there is in front of him. He is loosely based on Ishikawa Goemon, an outlaw hero from medieval Japan who stole from the rich to give to the poor.
Goemon is very hot-blooded. Always itching for a fight. He is known for his strong sense of justice, being the noble thief that he is. In early games, such as Mr. Goemon, he is portrayed as being more chivalrous and does not smile very often compared to later games. Beginning with The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, he is portrayed as more of a hero, defeating evil threats to Edo instead of stealing from the rich.