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19th Jul '16 6:10:37 PM JRads47
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* {{Retcon}}: According to Bulma in ''Super'', Future Trunks has apparently had blue hair the whole time, despite clips of him from ''Z'' showing otherwise. And also despite Present Trunk's hair being the exact same shade it always was, matching Future Trunks pre-Super.

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* {{Retcon}}: According to Bulma and various flashbacks in ''Super'', Future Trunks has apparently had blue hair the whole time, despite clips of him from ''Z'' showing otherwise. And also despite Present Trunk's hair being the exact same shade it always was, matching Future Trunks pre-Super.
18th Jul '16 7:28:47 PM Ramona122003
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* DeusAngstMachina: He cannot catch a break. Since he was a baby his life was ruined by the androids who killed his father, his mother's friends, and later his mentor Gohan. Even after becoming a Super Saiyan, he still couldn't beat the androids and had to journey to the past to gained the experience and power needed to finally kill them and free the future, and that is after he's killed by a sneak attack by Super Perfect Cell. [[HopeSpot Just as it looks like his life was finally being put back together and he stopped Majin Buu from being reborn]], Black comes to Earth and destroys his world yet again. This time [[spoiler: his mom, his only living family, is murdered and he thinks his friend Mai has also been killed]].
18th Jul '16 1:14:03 AM Ramona122003
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* HeroicBSOD: When he fails to defeat Perfect Cell with the realization his Ultra Super Saiyan form is too slow, he gives up all hope and promptly tells Cell to kill him. Luckily, Cell was more interested in the Super Saiyans' sudden enormous strength to oblige.

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* HeroicBSOD: When he fails to defeat Perfect Cell with the realization that his Ultra Super Saiyan form is too slow, he gives up all hope and promptly tells Cell to kill him. Luckily, Cell was is more interested in the Super Saiyans' Saiyans sudden enormous strength to oblige.



* HurtingHero: Grew up in a world ruled by two merciless androids, found his mentor Gohan lying dead in the rain, and then fought the androids himself to no avail. ''Super'' adds to his misery by [[HappyEndingOverride overriding his happy ending]] after he kills Cell, and introduces [[spoiler: Black Goku who completely destroys the world, killing his mom and his friend Mai before his eyes. When he meets their present counterparts, he's clearly heartbroken.]]

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* HurtingHero: Grew up in a world ruled by two merciless androids, found his mentor Gohan lying dead in the rain, and then fought the androids himself to no avail. ''Super'' adds to his misery by [[HappyEndingOverride overriding his happy ending]] after he kills Cell, and introduces [[spoiler: Black Goku who completely destroys the world, killing his mom and his friend Mai before his eyes.eyes (so he thinks). When he meets their present counterparts, he's clearly heartbroken.]]



* ItsPersonal
** He already hated the androids for turning his world into a living nightmare, but things didn't become really personal until they murdered Future Gohan and left his corpse on the streets like trash.
** His relationship with [[spoiler: Black Goku]]. Not only did he destroy Trunks' world after it was just beginning to recover from the androids, he [[spoiler: murders Future Bulma in coldblood, and nearly did the same to Future Mai]]. He also gives Trunks a severe case of PTSD and he can barely sleep.



* LastOfHisKind: As far as we are shown (if the movies aren't canon), Future Trunks is the last being with Saiyan blood left in his timeline.

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* LastOfHisKind: As far as we are shown (if the movies aren't canon), Future Trunks is the last being with Saiyan blood left in his timeline. [[spoiler: Black Goku]] calls him the last of the Saiyan race.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Upon returning home and confronting the homicidal 17 and 18 of that time, he effortlessly kicks their asses while calling them out on all the innocent people they killed without mercy, telling them that now they know what it feels like to be completely outmatched and powerless against him, just as all of the people on Earth feel against ''them'':

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
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Upon returning home and confronting the homicidal 17 and 18 of that time, he effortlessly kicks their asses while calling them out on all the innocent people they killed without mercy, telling them that now they know what it feels like to be completely outmatched and powerless against him, just as all of the people on Earth feel against ''them'':
17th Jul '16 8:13:10 PM username2527
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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Despite being a badass who saved the world from the androids and kept Majin Buu from being revived, he is jealous of Gohan since he can live his dream and have a happy family, while [[spoiler: Black Goku]] stole everything from him including his [[spoiler: mother and Mai (so he thinks)]]. Just being reminded of the life he could of have if Black never came to Earth reduces Trunks to tears.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Despite being a badass who saved the world from the androids and kept Majin Buu from being revived, he is jealous envious of Gohan since he can live his dream and have a happy family, while [[spoiler: Black Goku]] stole everything from him including his [[spoiler: mother and Mai (so he thinks)]]. Just being reminded of the life he could of have if Black never came to Earth reduces Trunks to tears.
17th Jul '16 6:52:02 PM Ramona122003
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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Despite being a badass who saved the world from the androids and kept Majin Buu from being revived, he is jealous of Gohan since he can live his dream and have a happy family, while [[spoiler: Black Goku]] stole everything from him including his [[spoiler: mother and Mai (so he thinks)]]. Just being reminded of the life he could of have if Black never came to Earth reduces Trunks to tears.
17th Jul '16 8:06:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** A very rare heroic example. Future Trunks is immensely more pragmatic than the rest of the heroes. Many of the heroes will hold back for fun, take on enemies for the challenge, or avoid killing. Trunks more often than not goes in with his full power from the start, not giving his enemies a chance to prepare, and goes for the killing blow whenever possible, as early as possible and does not call his attacks during a fight. He's also the only being in his universe who ever thinks to attack the enemy ''[[TransformationIsAFreeAction during his Transformation Sequence]]'' (it didn't work, but points for the idea). It's justified when you take his [[BadFuture backstory]] into account where fighting has always been a matter of life-and-death for him, never for sport.
** When Future Trunks set out alongside Krillin to destroy the main timeline's incarnation of Cell and the underground lab, Future Trunks searches the lab prior to destroying it for any leftover data or information about the Androids which could prove vital and uncovers blueprints of Android 17, eventually leading to the discovery of the Android's weakness: a Shut Down Remote.
** In his timeline, [[spoiler:when Dabura and Babidi came calling]], he goes straight to destroying them before they can carry out their plan. As a result, [[spoiler:Majin Buu]] never awoke there.



* {{Retcon}}: According to Bulma in ''Super'', Future Trunks has apparently had blue hair the whole time, despite clips of him from ''Z'' showing otherwise. In addition, a flashback to Kid Future Trunks with Future Gohan, shows him with the blue hair he has in ''Super''. And also despite Present Trunk's hair being the exact same shade it always was, matching Future Trunks pre-Super.

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* {{Retcon}}: According to Bulma in ''Super'', Future Trunks has apparently had blue hair the whole time, despite clips of him from ''Z'' showing otherwise. In addition, a flashback to Kid Future Trunks with Future Gohan, shows him with the blue hair he has in ''Super''. And also despite Present Trunk's hair being the exact same shade it always was, matching Future Trunks pre-Super.



* GenreSavvy: PlayedWith and PlayedForLaughs. Gotenks is fully aware that he is in a Shonen. However, instead of using the medium to his advantage, he instead choses to play ''every'' Shonen cliche straight for the sake of drama: long powers-ups, holding back his true power, trash talking, HeroicSecondWind, and NewPowersAsThePlotDemands. This would be annoying with any other opponent, but he is fighting Super Buu who is DangerouslyGenreSavvy and does not play by the 'rules'.

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* GenreSavvy: PlayedWith and PlayedForLaughs. Gotenks is fully aware that he is in a Shonen. However, instead of using the medium to his advantage, he instead choses to play ''every'' Shonen cliche straight for the sake of drama: long powers-ups, holding back his true power, trash talking, HeroicSecondWind, and NewPowersAsThePlotDemands. This would be annoying with any other opponent, but he is fighting Super Buu who is DangerouslyGenreSavvy and does not play by the 'rules'.
17th Jul '16 8:00:24 AM Snowy66
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* {{Retcon}}: According to Bulma in ''Super'', Future Trunks has apparently had blue hair the whole time, despite clips of him from ''Z'' showing otherwise. And also despite Present Trunk's hair being the exact same shade it always was, matching Future Trunks pre-Super.

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* {{Retcon}}: According to Bulma in ''Super'', Future Trunks has apparently had blue hair the whole time, despite clips of him from ''Z'' showing otherwise. In addition, a flashback to Kid Future Trunks with Future Gohan, shows him with the blue hair he has in ''Super''. And also despite Present Trunk's hair being the exact same shade it always was, matching Future Trunks pre-Super.
17th Jul '16 3:28:31 AM K
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* CallingYourAttacks:
** Averted--he's actually pretty quiet during battle and his attacks only get named in the video games.
** Subverted in ''Super'' where he used and even shouted out Masenko as tribute to Gohan against [[spoiler:Black Goku]]. However, [[spoiler:it was just to distract Black in order to escape into his time machine.]]

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* CallingYourAttacks:
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CallingYourAttacks: Averted--he's actually pretty quiet during battle and his attacks only get named in the video games.
** Subverted in ''Super'' where
games. But he used and even shouted out Masenko as tribute to Gohan against [[spoiler:Black Goku]]. However, [[spoiler:it was just to distract Black in order to escape into his time machine.]]does call Gohan's SignatureMove, Masenko, the two times he's shown using it.
11th Jul '16 6:26:26 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextHero: He manages to be this to Frieza for being a KidFromTheFuture on top of being a Super Saiyan. Until that point, Goku was the only known Super Saiyan in the universe so Frieza had no way to expect Trunks, at all.

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* OutsideContextHero: OutsideContextProblem: He manages to be this to Frieza for being a KidFromTheFuture on top of being a Super Saiyan. Until that point, Goku was the only known Super Saiyan in the universe so Frieza had no way to expect Trunks, at all.
11th Jul '16 10:59:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedheadedHero: As a Super Saiyan 4. Notably, Goku and Vegeta keep their hair color the same in this form, so whether or not Gogeta really has red hair, it's a PlotHole, or they just made it that way [[RuleOfCool because it was cool]] is still unknown.
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