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6th Sep '16 3:49:11 PM Ramona122003
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* PluckyComicRelief: Because of the light-hearted and humorous nature of the show, especially since it started as a gag series, every character, including many of the villains, have funny moments. However, Krillin is constantly portrayed as the series' clown and ButtMonkey.
6th Sep '16 3:34:02 PM Ramona122003
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* {{Shonen}}: Considered a landmark series for this demographic; it's influence can be seen in a lot of manga running today.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Or, more like kill off the clown. Krillin, the biggest ComicRelief character in the series, is murdered at the start of the King Piccolo Saga. This marked a major shift in tone for entire series, with the King Piccolo Saga being one of the darkest story arcs with little to no humor.



* {{Shonen}}: Considered a landmark series for this demographic; it's influence can be seen in a lot of manga running today.
27th Aug '16 6:14:56 AM Ramona122003
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* VillainPedigree: At the start of the series, almost all the villains were either wild animals, robots, cyborgs, or humans. After Tien, no human martial artist could challenged Goku anymore. So, the series introduced King Piccolo and his children, a demon clan who slaughtered high-skilled martial artists by the hundreds and changed the very nature of the series.
18th Aug '16 7:34:35 PM Ramona122003
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* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: King Piccolo is the first in a long line of villains who is well-spoken, polite, and is complimentary to his opponents. This contrast with Goku who is blunt, and greets Piccolo by yelling at him and threatening to kill him.
4th Aug '16 4:45:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* SleepsWithBothEyesOpen: In the anime version, Piccolo Daimaou sleeps with open eyes, adding another bizarre and creepy trait to his character, after showcasing that he can drink through using telekinesis and laying eggs with his mouth in the same scene.
31st Jul '16 12:59:12 AM Ramona122003
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* TakesOneToKillOne: King Piccolo is utterly invincible to any human who didn't know the Evil Containment Wave, which kills the person who uses it. Only Goku manages to outmatch Piccolo and later his son Piccolo Jr. They are both aliens sent to Earth to save their lives.
30th Jul '16 9:44:57 PM Adept
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* OffscreenRomance: Most of the existing pairings in the DB universe marry and have kids during the series's frequent time skips with little on-screen development.
11th Jul '16 6:37:07 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextHero: Through most of Goku's early adventures, he's an inexplicably powerful child who defies any possible explanation.

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* OutsideContextHero: OutsideContextProblem:
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Through most of Goku's early adventures, he's an inexplicably powerful child who defies any possible explanation.



* OutsideContextVillain: King Piccolo and his sons. Before them, all of Goku's opponents have been mostly humans with some robots, cyborgs, and funny animals thrown in. King Piccolo's arrival marks a major shift in the story tone and set the bar for the new enemies Goku will be facing.

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* OutsideContextVillain: ** King Piccolo and his sons. Before them, all of Goku's opponents have been mostly humans with some robots, cyborgs, and funny animals thrown in. King Piccolo's arrival marks a major shift in the story tone and set the bar for the new enemies Goku will be facing.
5th Jul '16 5:58:38 PM Generality
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: There is just ONE time in which Goku refuses a meal: when he senses that his best friend Krillin is in danger and rushes to help him. It's too late; by the time he arrives, Krillin is already dead.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: There is just ONE time in which Goku refuses a meal: when he senses that his best friend Krillin is in danger and rushes to help him. It's too late; by the time he arrives, Krillin is already dead. Also, during the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai, Goku is far more serious than usual. His friends wonder if he's become more serious in the three years since they last saw him, but the real reason is that he knows his nemesis, Piccolo Jr., is also competing in the tournament.
2nd Jul '16 12:13:57 PM Generality
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* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: Fortuneteller Baba's fighters are based on classic horror movie monsters: in order, a vampire, an invisible man, a mummy, a devil, and (sort of) a ghost.
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