With the exception of Gotenks, an all-powerful fusion, not a single character has managed to develop Super Saiyan 3 with a natural body. By age 15, he began showing noticeable increases in height. If it’s the former, it took Goku quite a long time to hit puberty. One of the most interesting aspects of Goku’s design is the tan he sometimes has. Goku would encounter and make many friends and enemies along the way, the later of easily being dispatched due to overwhelming power. At age 12, Goku was rather short and appeared even younger than he was, being considered less than 10 years old (people were surprised when learning his actual age). There is a good reason, though: Toriyama hated drawing the tail. But Gohan was not the case. The Monkey King himself was Toriyama’s inspiration for both. Introduced as a move that multiples one’s strength at the expense of their body. Back before losing his memories, he had already effortlessly conquered many high-level planets and held an unnaturally high body count when he was only just a child. Goku is faster than superman Evidence : 1) Goku's instant transmission , from king kai planet to the supreme kais planet. Vegeta, who is five years older than Goku, is shorter and smaller overall, while Raditz, Goku's older brother, is far more muscular and taller. Just sayin'. It’s a growth spurt born out of authorial convenience. His physical changes made him almost indistinguishable from before and was only recognized by his signature fierce but laid back personality and "trademark" hairstyle. Goku’s Sun Wukong influence is one of his best elements, but making him a full-on monkey is a bit too on the nose. Dragon Ball is no stranger to death. Or does it just mean Roshi’s comment is off? Due to his love of training, he is most commonly seen wearing a gi. After traveling the world to prepare for the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament, Goku wore a dark red gi, with a black long-sleeved shirt with matching shin wraps, a black belt, and kung fu black shoes with white accents. The clouds loomed over the ever-degrading city of Station Square, and as the raindrops poured down like the flowing stream of Satan's blood, and thunder clapped like the eerie laugh of lost spirits, one lone, blue hedgehog wondered- , it’s safe to assume the trend will continue for all of eternity. Goku takes Bulma to his house and introduces her to Grandpa Gohan, where she ends up discovering his four star Dragon Ball. It isn’t until the 21st Budokai that his spikes start to really take a form of their own. Note that there isn't much difference between a 12 year old Goku and his 15 year old self, but he grows nearly double the size in the following three years. When dropping Kame House in the Saiyan Saga Goku wore a red and black jacket that a "59" on the left sleeve over a white T-shirt, with dark black pants, and black shoes, this would become his casual outfit when he is not fighting. I'm a Writer and also a Gamer. Then the narrator says that Kid Goku is ten years old, ... Bra probably inherited the Saiyan rapid growth spurt. after he woke up, he had lost his evil Saiyan nature but retained his instinctual aggression and thirst for battle due to not remembering his mission, becoming a pure hearted and mild-mannered young boy. Either way, all, makes a plot point out of Goku letting down his guard on at least twice: the first during. Three years passed before Goku was reunited with his friends, now an adult, and with a growth spurt. Thanks to his appetite, that doesn't last long. And nothing more. Ultimate, Dragon Ball: 25 Awesome Facts About Goku’s Body. Dragon Ball fans have documented a lot about the famous character's physical traits throughout his journey in Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball Super — not to mention the various films that have sprung out of Akira Toriyama's incredible franchise. Bet most fans didn't think there was as much logic/thought put into it as there is — never underestimate Dragon Ball. While Toriyama would ultimately settle on a young boy with a monkey tail for his main character, he originally drew Goku as a straight up replica of Sun Wukong. It’s a trait so iconic, it’s infected the Shonen genre to this day. Given Goku Jr. looks exactly like his great-grandfather in GT, it’s safe to assume the trend will continue for all of eternity. When you take the Room of Spirit and Time into account, however, the age conundrum gets a bit more complicated since the RoSaT ages you physically. 8 VEGETA ADMITS HE'S MOST ATTRACTED TO BULMA'S PUSHY PERSONALITY Vegeta flat out admits this fact in Super , but with how fleeting it is you could easily forget that he confirmed something long-suspected about Saiayans: they are attracted to strong-willed partners. The only other character who compares is Gohan, but even he gets the chance to gradually grow up. Goku is a big eater. Goku and Chi-Chi are then introduced to Bulma's Son Boxres and were at first shocked when to noticed he had a tail like Goku once had before it was removed. You can pick just about any arc and find some poor soul who unfortunately passes away in the line of combat. He was born on June 1, Age 766. During the Buu Saga, before entering the World Martial Arts Tournament, Goku returned to wearing his signature gi, only it lacked the black undershirt. In the beginning of Dragon Ball X, Goku is 24 years old and is now living in Central City at the Kings Castle, with his wife Chi-Chi. He is very similar to Gogeta, who is another fusion of Goku and Vegeta. Kaioken is great, but it takes a serious toll that prevents you from fighting. It's revealed in ''Daizenshuu'' that this is a facet of Saiyan physiology, who tend to have growth spurt phases. His Grandpa Gohan taught him martial arts and told him about such things as the city and people, as they lived in a very remote place in mount paozu, with no communication with other people. What makes Goku’s growth to adulthood so fascinating is that it’s mostly seen as a gradual change, where he gets taller and stronger with each arc. Dragon Ball Minus’ retcons are some of the biggest in the franchise, but no one gets dealt as weird a hand as Goku. So much of what makes Goku memorable is what he can do and what he can endure. It’s a topic that comes up quite prominently in Dragon Ball GT, to the point where Goku hides to avoid an injection. Goku, the Saiyan sent to Earth, has had a lot of fascinating physical developments through Dragon Ball. Goku's full name (Son Goku) is the Japanese name for Sun Wukong, main protagonist in the Chinese legend Journey to the West, off of whom Goku is loosely based.Goku himself started off … ( Please select at least 2 keywords ). Originally, Goku wore an open blue gi secured with a white bow-tied obi over his waist, red wristbands, and dark blue kung fu shoes and also a tank top. Dragon Ball Z effectively opens with Goku sacrificing himself against Raditz. As the second son, Goku looks exactly like Bardock. Vegeta wants to see him become just as strong as him and mentors him- quite harshly- to make him reach his goal. The major growth spurt you're meant to get in your teen years already happened. However, Goku does not want Bulma touching it since its a family heirloom, so Bulma decides to let Goku to join her on a quest to collect all seven Dragon Balls to summon the Dragon, not revealing to him that the Dragon Balls would be scattered across the Earth once they succeeded. Previously, he was as tall as Krillin. As an example, the 15-year-old Goku had gone from being half the size of the 19-year-old Human Yamucha, to nearly matching him in size three years later. All I really know from the English dub is that Pilaf says he wishes for Goku to be a child again, but there was given age for said child state. It’s the hair that forces them to look alike. As far as transformations go, it’s one that only works if you can use it to defeat your opponent immediately. For such an integral part of Goku’s early design, it’s hard to understand why it would disappear so quickly from the series. Toriyama revealed in an interview that he didn’t appreciate how macho and masculine Goku was starting to become by the end of the series. For Toriyama, keeping Goku a child was holding him back. ’s greatest hero. If it’s the latter, what was once an important comment from Roshi becomes a throwaway line. It may not have much basis in Toriyama’s intentions for the character, but it’s a cute quirk that helps humanize Goku and bring him down to Earth just a little bit more. While he’s definitely taller than the average Japanese man, which would be Toriyama’s main comparison point in designing Goku, he still falls on the short side compared to other protagonists. Revealed in the sixth Dragon Book packaged with the Dragon Boxes, Saiyans are beings who need to eat. His lean body, thin face, and less defined hairstyle contrasts him perfectly with the bulkier, fuller Goku. He was even considered by many women as being very handsome. He also grew a few inches and became even taller than his father- 5'7 or 170cm. Needless to say, this is a factonly true fans are paying attention to — but its fascinating all the same. It certainly doesn’t help that the anime portrays other characters like Krillin shorter than they actually are, making Goku appear much taller by comparison. He’s one of the most active main characters in manga history, and he owes it all to his bizarre body. If Toriyama’s first editor is to believed, it’s because he would have stopped writing the series if Goku stayed a child. Goku is an interesting case, though. Yes, he was outclassed, but the original plan was to defeat Raditz without any casualties, but it slowly became obvious the two brothers would have to go out together. which a lot of fans take issue with on its face. By the end of the series, Goku has spent a total of eight years in the afterlife, meaning he should be eight years older than he is physically. It’s the perfect way of representing Zamasu’s snatching of Goku’s body. Around the release of Battle of Gods, Toriyama revealed in an interview that he didn’t appreciate how macho and masculine Goku was starting to become by the end of the series. By age 25, Goku had another growth spurt, and become similar in height to his taller human allies, and much more muscular. His testing of Saiyan attributes broke every known record, far surpassing even Prince Vegeta's scores, thereby placing him in the same incubation chamber as the children of elite Saiyans. After receiving his head injury that caused him to lose some instinctual aggression, Goku became immensely docile and caring which were personality traits he had unconsciously inherited from his mother Gine. Also known as Turles, Tullece was the main villain of the third. The reason Goku gets damaged is that he doesn't keep his guard, or Ki, up. A littler В more little С less. When Trunks tells Goku about the heart virus, he also mentions how even a Super Saiyan can’t fight a disease. What’s worse? As the second son, Goku looks exactly like Bardock. It's a little creepy when you think about it, but another wacky (and aweome) part of the Dragon Ball unvierse. is coming to terms with the fact that you’re going to be older than your body. For a young Goku fresh from just defeating Demon King Piccolo, it’s no wonder why he would give up. While a lot can, and should, be said about Goku as a person, it’s also important to recognize the uniqueness of a protagonist with an inherently alien body. In the manga, Toriyama occasionally colors Goku tanner than other characters on the rare occasion when he doesn’t stick to his typical black and white color scheme. The reason Goku gets damaged is that he doesn't keep his guard, or Ki, up. For whatever reason, Toei decided a fun filler idea would be to incorporate a fear of needles into Goku’s character. The Potara fusion between Vegeta and Goku. Dec 10, 2014 #2 Not even sure why this topic needs to be address are you all so salty about the ending that you need to criticize even the lamest thing you could see on the manga. Goku’s Sun Wukong influence is one of his best elements, but making him a full-on monkey is a bit too on the nose for a series like Dragon Ball. Goku’s Sun Wukong influence is one of his best elements, but making him a full-on monkey is a bit too on the nose for a series like, One of the most interesting aspects of Goku’s design is the tan he sometimes has. Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, and the franchise’s promo art keep Goku whiter along with Toriyama’s current drawings of Goku. makes it clear this shouldn’t happen, but there is a workaround: Goku had inherent Ki as a child. Kid Goku had simply become boring for Toriyama and he needed the onset of adulthood to inspire him. (edited by Stryzzar) 0. It’s the best of both worlds: theory crafting based in canon. and its main character. In spending almost one year there in the original series and then three in, , Goku is still four years older than his physical body. One of the side effects of being dead in Dragon Ball is coming to terms with the fact that you’re going to be older than your body. However, upon entering earths atmosphere his space pod malfunctioned causing him to crash land on Earth receiving severe head trauma that sent him into a coma and nearly killing him and caused him to suffer long-term amnesia. So according to dbz the wiki the current events are around age 781 would this not make Trunks around 13yo? It may not have much basis in Toriyama’s intentions for the character, but it’s a cute quirk that helps humanize Goku and bring him down to Earth just a little bit more. Other characters get defeated in battle, but Goku chooses to sacrifice himself. Both untimely good-byes are a result of Goku realizing the importance of sacrifice. When it comes down to it, it’s honestly for the best he changed his mind. During his seven years in the afterlife following the events of the Cell Games, Goku takes advantage of all his free time to train with the world’s greatest martial arts, learn fusion, and develop Super Saiyan to new heights. If Goku can't handle it — you certainly can't. , it’s easy to get the impression that Goku’s taller than he actually is. It isn’t until the 21st Budokai that his spikes start to really take a form of their own. Before Super Saiyan is introduced, Goku has to use Kaioken strategically in every battle to survive. User Info: YaBoyVegeta. As the firstborn, Raditz resembles his mother Gine more than his father, Bardock. While you can tell who’s who when putting Kid Goku and Goten next to each other, there’s an undeniable resemblance. For years, his backstory involved him being sent to Earth as a baby, but. Goku, born Kakarot at birth on Planet Vegeta in the year Age 737, three years before its destruction. By the age of 18, Goku had undergone his largest spurt phase. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. It also helps foreshadow the Zamasu twist. Given the teaser for the new movie, however, it’s entirely likely Toriyama’s desire for youth will be ignored moving forward. Spaceships used for interstellar travel. Goku becomes yet another soul waiting for reincarnation. Attack Ball He is also considered very handsome, as noted by various women including Bulma and Heles. Given Goku’s growth spurt after the Demon King Piccolo arc and his height compared to most of the main cast in Dragon Ball Z, it’s easy to get the impression that Goku’s taller than he actually is. ’s six arcs. As a child, though, he always keeps it up because he doesn’t know how to control it. If you look at both characters, you’ll realize Goku Black actually takes his body shape from Zamasu. Dragon Ball Super makes a plot point out of Goku letting down his guard on at least twice: the first during Resurrection F when Goku gets pierced through the heart after trying to spare Freeza, and the second at the start of the Universe Survival arc when he gets shot by a random criminal. He only began showing developments in his Goku height at the age of 15. from a young age, Goku developed the impression that his birth parents abandoned him in the mountains as a baby, leaving him for Grandpa Gohan to discover. One of the best, and strangest, elements of Goku Black’s design is the slim physique he takes on in comparison to regular Goku. Essentially, Goku is the spitting-image of his father, Bardock, possessing the same spiky black hairstyle, dark-colored eyes, and stern facial features. Before Son Goku was Son Goku, he was Sun Wukong from, . Remember Tullece’s comment that lower class Saiyans look alike? This trend continues on to Goku’s own sons. Gohan one day discovered Goku's full moon transformation, and thus told him to never look at the full moon. Goku starts out rather runty. For whatever reason, Toei decided a fun filler idea would be to incorporate a fear of needles into Goku’s character. Given Goku Jr. looks exactly like his great-grandfather in. Along with doing absolutely nothing meaningful for the story, this change also puts Goku’s age throughout the series into question. At the same time, though, his hair has a voluptuous nature early on not present later. When Goku refused to carry out his forgotten mission, Tunnip attempted to attack Goku, but was easily countered and sent flying from Master Roshi's island, with Goku telling stay back before flying off to confront Tunnip alone. The idea behind these instances is to give Goku a fatal flaw he needs to overcome, but they contradict a detail from the start of the series. He has one of the widest rosters of techniques in the franchise, and the sheer abuse he undergoes through combat is near unprecedented. For as iconic as Goku’s hair is, it actually doesn’t have a consistent shape. Come. Eat healthy, kids. It gives him access to an all-purpose trump card, but with a serious downside. The appearance was meant to make audiences uncomfortable, as Tullece would effectively be a physical representation of all the atrocities Goku could and would have committed with his natural Saiyan instinct. Goku's most distinguishing physical characteristic is his hair. Super Saiyan 2 is one thing, since it’s really just an extension of the regular SSJ, but SSJ3 is a beastly transformation that takes the form to an extreme. Mother-in-law Goten (son)Future Goten (alternate timeline son) Chiyo (daughter). Remember Tullece’s comment that lower class Saiyans look alike? Despite this he is undaunted by the lives of his enemies he must take in order to protect his loved ones and world. You can take it as an awkward explanation as to why he and Goku are virtually carbon copies, but there might be an explanation that causes his statement to make complete sense: hair. Since Roshi says that Grandpa Gohan found Goku as a baby, are we meant to believe that Gohan knew he was three or that he simply assumed he was newborn? In order not to make it seem like such a big retcon, Toriyama had Goku mention that he tried to train in there as a child, but could only handle one month before getting overwhelmed. Continue this thread 4) Gotenks traveled 8 times around the world in 4 seconds while goku is faster than supersayian gotenks in ssj3 form. he originally drew Goku as a straight up replica of Sun Wukong. Vegito Previously, he was as tall as Krillin. 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