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- "Belle Tiger! GaoWhite!"
- ―GaoWhite's roll call[src]
Sae Taiga (大河 冴 Taiga Sae) is GaoWhite (ガオホワイト Gao Howaito) of the Gaorangers. She is a 17-year-old (27 as for the Great Legend War in Gokaiger) martial arts student who was chosen as the second Gaoranger around the same time as Kai.
Sae is incredibly level-headed. Her father runs a dojo in Kagoshima and taught her various combat techniques. Against his will, she moved to Tokyo and enrolled in a special martial arts institution to further improve her skills. She worries about the rest of the team, though she is sometimes belittled by them (except for Kakeru) since she is the only female on the team.
She yearns for a prince that rides on a white horse and carries a bouquet of roses. Unlike most Super Sentai heroines, she had never changed her clothing in the blink of an eye until she met up with Miku Imamura (MegaPink). She is in charge of forming the left arm for the Gaorangers' mecha formations. After the final battle, she continued her martial arts training although she initially planned to travel across Japan with Tsukumaro.
Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai
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Gaoranger vs. Gorenger
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Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger
Sae along the other four core Gaorangers got their powers stolen by Space Ninja Group Jakanja. She, however managed to escape and told the Hurricanegers that her team were held hostage by the Jakanja. Her teammates were saved by the Hurricanegers and got their powers back when Tsukumaro arrived.
Years later, Sae fought alongside not only her own team, but every single Sentai ranger in existence, against the Empire of Zangyack when it attacked the Earth in the Great Legend War. After fighting against hundreds of Gormin and their Zgormin commanders. AkaRenger noticed the fleet moving towards them, he gathered all the Rangers together and gave them the order to sacrifice their powers to wipe out the first invasion's armada. The GaoWhite powers are later used by Ahim de Famille via the Ranger Keys. Sae is one of several rangers (portrayed by a stand-in) who could be seen in the background when the Goseigers awoke after sacrificing their powers.
Farewell Space Pirates
After the Gokaigers defeated the Zangyack, Marvelous returned the Ranger Keys to their original owners. It is assumed Sae and her team have their powers back.
Super Hero Taisen
Sae, alongside her team (bar GaoSilver), among the majority of the Super Sentai heroes, was caught up in the "Super Hero Taisen" incident which eventually resulted in the Super Sentai teams and Kamen Riders joining forces to defeat both Dai-Zangyack and Dai-Shocker.
Zyuohger vs. Ninninger
GaoWhite appeared with her team among the first 38 Super Sentai whom collectively empowered Wild Tousai Shuriken King in its fight against the titanic Gillmarda, granting the Ninningers and Zyuohgers the power to perform the Zyuoh Ninnin Super Sentai Burst which destroyed Gillmarda with the combined power of all 40 Super Sentai.
Super Sentai Strongest Battle
Sae joined the Super Sentai Strongest Battle as a member of Sports Team. It’s unknown whether she participated in any of the matches, but her team lost the competition either in the first round against the Animal Lover Team offscreen or won against them and lost in the second round against Leader Team offscreen.
Appearances in other media
Super Sentai Versus Series Theater
Sae's appearances in the "Versus Series", Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai and Hurricaneger vs. Gaoranger, are featured in the Super Sentai Versus Series Theater, hosted by the heroes of Tensou Sentai Goseiger. Eri (Gosei Pink) also dresses as Sae in the Gaoranger cosplay.
Super Hero Taisen Otsu
GaoWhite appears in the Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Otsu: Heroo! Answers In the Super Hero Worries 4 ~Rinko Daimon's Story~.
Video game appearances
Gaoranger video game
GaoWhite appears with her team in the Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger video game.
- Sae Taiga/GaoWhite: to be added
Super Sentai Battle Base
GaoWhite is among the vast pantheon of Rangers which are avaliable in the mobile game Super Sentai Battle Base.
Super Sentai Legend Wars
GaoWhite appears with his team among all Sentai in the mobile game Super Sentai Legend Wars.
- Gao Weapon: Tiger Baton
- Special Attacks: Belle Crisis, Byakko Cross Cut
The GaoWhite Ranger Key (ガオホワイトレンジャーキー Gao Howaito Renjā Kī) is Sae Taiga's personal Ranger Key and what became of her powers after she along with the rest of the 34 Super Sentai sacrificed their powers to end the Great Legend War.
This key along with the majority of the Ranger Keys were collected by the Red Pirates and later used by the Gokaigers. The GaoWhite Ranger Key was mainly used by Ahim de Famille (Gokai Pink), who used it to fight as GaoWhite. It was also used by Luka Millfy (Gokai Yellow) on two occasions.
- Luka became GaoWhite alongside Joe (Big One) and Ahim de Famille (White Swan) as part of an all-white change in their fight against Action Commander Salamandam.
- When the Gokaigers became the Gaorangers while fighting against the Sneak Brothers' Gormin Sailors.
- When the Gokaigers became the Gaorangers while fighting against Action Commander Bowser.
- When the Gokaigers became the Gaorangers while fighting against Action Commander Zakyura.
- Luka became GaoWhite as part of an all-white Gokai Change in the Gokaigers' fight with Makuu Prison Chief Ashrada.
The Gaoranger keys, along with all the Ranger Keys of the first 33 Super Sentai, were briefly taken by the Black Cross King and turned into Ranger puppets that were fought by the Gokaigers and the Goseigers. Splitting up, the puppet GaoWhite was defeated as part of a group of surviving Pink and White warrior keys by Gokai Pink and Super Gosei Pink.
After Zangyack were finally defeated, the Gokaigers gave the Ranger Keys back to their rightful owners. Sae received her key and became GaoWhite once more.
A copy of GaoWhite was created by Copy Org as part of the Copy Sentai Copyranger. Org copies of the Gaorangers, Copy Org created these clones with horns, they were killed by the special attacks of the Gaorangers.
A shadow-clone GaoWhite was created by Dorodoro's ninja powers as part of the Shade Rangers. The Gaorangers could not destroy these shadows without killing themselves in the process. After GaoRed used his Falcon Summoner to kill Dorodoro, the Shaderangers then disappeared.
First Spear, Furabiijo disguised herself as Sae as well as using her G-Phone to become GaoWhite along with four other Seven Dark Spears to make the Hurricanegers and Gouraigers believe the Gaorangers were evil.
Behind the scenes
Sae Taiga is portrayed by Mio Takeuchi (竹内 実生 Takeuchi Mio). As GaoWhite, she had several suit actors, Motokuni Nakagawa (中川 素州 Nakagawa Motokuni), Naoko Kamio (神尾 直子 Kamio Naoko), and Yuichi Hachisuka (蜂須賀 祐一 Hachisuka Yūichi).
- Sae is the second white ranger with tiger-themed. The first is Kou of the Howling New Star.
Sokichi • Sayaka • Kaori • Kou • Tsuruhime • Sae • Mikoto • Tetsu • Miyuki • Ken • Fuuka • Amu • Lucky
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