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13th Apr '17 11:22:24 PM JackWhitehead
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* {{Retool}}: The first arc was not particularly successful, which prompted Toriyama to retool the series pretty drastically. The entire supporting cast was removed, Muten-Roshi was brought back, Kuririn was introduced and the adventure angle of the story was dropped, switching to a more straightforward comedic {{Wuxia}} style. The revamp turned the series into a massive hit and while elements of the original format were brought back they were never as important to the series again.
17th Mar '17 12:09:56 PM rmctagg09
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* RegionalRedecoration: ''Very'' common in both ''Dragon Ball'' and later ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', where fights tend to level much of the surrounding landscapes, with cities destroyed and islands sunk. All this before [[EarthShatteringKaboom planets get blown up as well.]]
23rd Feb '17 12:13:10 AM rafi
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** Not-filler example. Muten-Roshi's appearance is based on the God of Earth in ''[[Manga/DoctorSlump Dr. Slump]]'' (not to be confused with ''Dragon Ball'''s Kami-sama).
4th Jan '17 5:29:47 AM Ramona122003
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* PepperSneeze: A filler scene has Crillin accidentally do this to Lunch..causing her violent alternate personality come out.

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* PepperSneeze: A filler scene has Crillin Krillin accidentally do this to Lunch..Launch..causing her violent alternate personality come out.
4th Jan '17 2:28:53 AM rafi
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* PepperSneeze: A filler scene has Crillin accidentally do this to Lunch..causing her violent alternate personality come out.
19th Dec '16 8:25:14 AM Ramona122003
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** Yamcha is the first person in the series who is able to physically challenge Goku and caused him to run out of energy(the latter was due to Goku's hunger).



** Tien is the first opponent since Mercenary Tao and Gohan Sr. to really give Goku a good match and push him past his limit.



* WideEyedIdealist: Goku is extremely naive and innocent to the point of not being able to sense bad intentions in people and thinking of the best of everyone he meets, even when they have shown themselves to be shady and untrustworthy. For example, he considers Bulma his friend, while at the same time [[BrutalHonesty telling her that she isn't a good person]]. He happy to see Yamcha when he was fighting Boss Rabbit and figures he's here to help, despite Yamcha trying to rob and murder him just days before. He also calls Krillin his friend, after he constantly tricks him and cost him dinner.



** As Goku becomes more powerful he realizes that he can kill people if he fights at full power. So, when he fights in tournaments he purposely restrains himself. He even tells Tien since he's so strong he can fight normally since he won't die. As a teenager, he also restrains himself by wearing heavy clothing to enhance his training.

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** As Goku becomes more powerful he realizes that he can kill people if he fights at full power. So, when he fights in tournaments he purposely restrains himself. He even tells Tien that since he's so strong he can fight normally since he won't die. As a teenager, he also restrains himself by wearing heavy clothing to enhance his training.



** General Blue is the first villain both willing and capable of killing Goku in a straight fight. He can hold his own physically well enough and displays this by beating Krillin in an example of this trope, but against Goku he uses special telekinetic powers to give him an edge. Later on Blue gets hit with this trope himself when Mercenary Tao effortlessly dances around his physical attacks, [[NoSell no sells]] his telekinetic power, and kills him [[ItMakesSenseInContext with his tongue alone]].



** General Blue is the first villain both willing and capable of killing Goku in a straight fight. He can hold his own physically well enough and displays this by beating Krillin in an example of this trope, but against Goku he uses special telekinetic powers to give him an edge. Later on Blue gets hit with this trope himself when Mercenary Tao effortlessly dances around his physical attacks, [[NoSell no sells]] his telekinetic power, and kills him [[ItMakesSenseInContext with his tongue alone]].



* TheWorfBarrage: The Kamehameha is often used to show how badass a person is when they are completely unaffected by it.

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* TheWorfBarrage: The Kamehameha is often used to show how badass a person is when they are completely unaffected by it.it:


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** When climbing Muscle Tower and fighting Buyon, the blob monster bounced off Goku's Kamehameha.
** When being outmatched by Tao, Goku fires a Kamehameha at him. [[ClothingDamage It blows off Tao's clothes]], but he's left physically unharmed.


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** King Piccolo utterly [[NoSell no sells]] the Kamehameha and doesn't even get ClothingDamage.
19th Dec '16 4:12:42 AM Morgenthaler
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** To show just how much of a BadAss King Piccolo is, he easily beats the daylights out of Goku [[MoodWhiplash right after he and Yajirobe have finished taking out Tambourine and Cymbal]].

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** To show just how much of a BadAss badass King Piccolo is, he easily beats the daylights out of Goku [[MoodWhiplash right after he and Yajirobe have finished taking out Tambourine and Cymbal]].



* TheWorfBarrage: The Kamehameha is often used to show how BadAss a person is when they are completely unaffected by it.

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* TheWorfBarrage: The Kamehameha is often used to show how BadAss badass a person is when they are completely unaffected by it.
6th Dec '16 8:58:09 PM Ramona122003
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* ThreePointLanding: Almost everybody does this when falling, except when they fall flat to the floor.



* ThreePointLanding: Almost everybody does this when falling, except when they fall flat to the floor.


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* TraumaCongaLine: The King Piccolo Saga was this for Goku. First, he loses the tournament because he's hit by a pick-up trunk at the worst possible moment, and then his best friend and training partner is murdered because he forgot his Dragon Ball and Power Pole at the stadium. When he tries to avenge his murder, he's beating to a pulp because he's tired and hungry from the tournament. When he does avenge Krillin, he's beating closed to death by King Piccolo and has the Dragon Ball that he was protecting stolen. He later learns that his master and father figure is also killed by Piccolo (although indirectly). By the time Goku is lying on the ground because Piccolo disable both of is legs, you can tell that he reached his breaking point.
5th Dec '16 2:41:58 AM rafi
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%%* PillarOfLight

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%%* PillarOfLight* PillarOfLight: Any sufficiently powerful attack; especially when it's a deflected beam attack.



* PocketProtector: In his first meeting with Mercenary Tao, Goku survives a beam shot that should've killed him thanks to an indestructable Dragon Ball inside of his shirt.

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* PocketProtector: In his first meeting with Mercenary Tao, Goku survives a beam shot that should've killed him thanks Tao Pai Pai's Dodonpa to an indestructable the chest because he had the [[MementoMacGuffin 4-Star Dragon Ball inside of Ball]] (Sixingqiu) under his shirt.shirt. Although, considering those are said to indestructible, it makes sense.
7th Nov '16 4:40:26 PM supernintendo128
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* PutOnABus: In the anime, Emperor Pilaf and his gang make one last appearance in the last few episodes. They don't appear at all in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', [[TheBusCameBack only for them to reappear in]] Anime/DragonBallGT, [[TheBusCameBack but for only one scene before disappearing again.]] They return again, this time as side-characters, in Anime/DragonBallSuper.

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* PutOnABus: In the anime, Emperor Pilaf and his gang make one last appearance in the last few episodes. They don't appear at all in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', [[TheBusCameBack only for them to reappear in]] Anime/DragonBallGT, ''Anime/DragonBallGT'', [[TheBusCameBack but for only one scene before disappearing again.]] again]], though they do make a small cameo later on. They return again, this time as side-characters, in Anime/DragonBallSuper.''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.
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