History DragonBall / TropesOToZ

20th May '16 10:24:41 PM Ramona122003
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* RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun: His friends often reference how Goku destroyed the Red Ribbon Army all by himself. At the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament, they, along with Tien and the Crane Hermit, finds out that he 'killed' Mercenary Tao, something that Master Roshi didn't believe at first. After that, he's known as the boy who killed King Piccolo among his friends, Kami, Mr. Popo, and a few outsiders like the King of the World. Three years later, he became known as the person who defeated the Demon King reborn, Piccolo Jr.
18th May '16 2:12:38 PM TobiasDrake
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* WastefulWishing:
** Exploited in the first arc. When Shenron is summoned by Pilaf, Oolong makes the first wish that comes to mind before Pilaf has a chance to wish for world domination. His wish for panties ''is'' a waste, but wasting the wish prevents Pilaf's rise to power.
** Commander Red of the Red Ribbon Army just wants the dragon balls to make himself taller. He doesn't get the chance, however, because on learning this, his second, Officer Black, [[TheStarscream kills him and takes his position]].

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* WastefulWishing:
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WastefulWishing: Exploited in the first arc. When Shenron is summoned by Pilaf, Oolong makes the first wish that comes to mind before Pilaf has a chance to wish for world domination. His wish for panties ''is'' a waste, but wasting the wish prevents Pilaf's rise to power.
** Commander Red of the Red Ribbon Army just wants the dragon balls to make himself taller. He doesn't get the chance, however, because on learning this, his second, Officer Black, [[TheStarscream kills him and takes his position]].
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16th May '16 9:43:03 AM Generality
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** Goku's preferred method of transportation is the Kinto'un or Nimbus Cloud, a semi-sentient magic cloud that can be ridden only by those who are pure of heart. Chi-Chi also demonstrates the ability to ride the cloud, but anyone else falls through as one might when attempting to ride on a regular cloud.

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** Goku's preferred method of transportation is the Kinto'un or Nimbus Cloud, a semi-sentient magic cloud that can be ridden only by those who are pure of heart. Chi-Chi also demonstrates the ability to ride the cloud, but anyone Anyone else falls through as one might when attempting to ride on a regular cloud.cloud. Chichi, Good Launch and a mermaid are also shown riding successfully, so either purity is pretty common in the setting or the cloud isn't as harsh a judge as some examples of this trope.
14th May '16 7:19:07 PM Generality
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** After Goku's first Oozaru transformation, Pilaf attacks him in an airplane in a clear reference to ''Film/KingKong''.
14th May '16 7:14:15 PM Generality
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* WastefulWishing: Exploited in the first arc. When Shenron is summoned by Pilaf, Oolong makes the first wish that comes to mind before Pilaf has a chance to wish for world domination. His wish for panties ''is'' a waste, but wasting the wish prevents Pilaf's rise to power.

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* WastefulWishing: WastefulWishing:
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Exploited in the first arc. When Shenron is summoned by Pilaf, Oolong makes the first wish that comes to mind before Pilaf has a chance to wish for world domination. His wish for panties ''is'' a waste, but wasting the wish prevents Pilaf's rise to power.power.
** Commander Red of the Red Ribbon Army just wants the dragon balls to make himself taller. He doesn't get the chance, however, because on learning this, his second, Officer Black, [[TheStarscream kills him and takes his position]].



* WhatAreYou: Happens quite a bit to Goku. He will do something so over the top or extraordinary that people, including his own friends, will question what the hell is he and ask if he's human. King Piccolo has this reaction after Goku survives a blast that nukes an entire city:

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* WhatAreYou: Happens quite a bit to Goku. He will do something so over the top or extraordinary that people, including his own friends, will question what the hell is he and ask if he's human. After seeing his Oozaru transformation, Oolong even wonders if he's an alien. King Piccolo has this reaction after Goku survives a blast that nukes an entire city:
24th Apr '16 3:29:45 AM Tropetastic1995
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** And lastly, during the 23rd tournament, Goku faces off agaisnt Piccolo Jr., who is basically his father, but ''stronger''.


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* WakeUpCallBoss:
** In terms of tournament matches, Master Roshi participates in the 21st tournament for the express purpose of showing Goku and Krillin that there is AlwaysSomeoneBetter.
** In terms of Life-or-Death battles, General Blue is the first villain to almost kill Goku. While Goku still has the upper hand in a straight fight, he doesn't take the general as serious as he should have and nearly has his head blown off after Blue paralyzes him with his psychic powers. Afterwards Blue gets [[TheWorfEffect worfed]] by Mercenary Tao, who then proceeds to play this trope even straighter and outright ''demolishes'' Goku in combat.
24th Apr '16 3:23:17 AM Tropetastic1995
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** 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]].
1st Apr '16 5:59:16 AM Ramona122003
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* TookALevelInBadass:
** Goku, naturally, have several:
*** The jump in strength between the first story arc and the first TournamentArc. Goku could barely make a Kamehameha strong enough to wreck a car. By the tournament, he can create a Kamehameha equal to his master.
*** When he first met Tao, the assassin easily beat him and he only survived thanks to his 4-star Dragon Ball. After training with Korin, he returns to Earth and he beats Tao like he is a novice.
*** After being destroyed by King Piccolo, he returns to Korin's Tower, finds the Ultra Divine Water which powers him up, and returns to fight Piccolo, who also became stronger from regaining his youth. They were evenly matched in the second fight.
*** Goku during the third TournamentArc. He beat Tien with little trouble, despite being about even three years ago, and is able to fight toe-to-toe with Piccolo Jr, who is stronger than his father.
** Piccolo, both father and son, took several level in badass. First when King Piccolo regained his youth using the Dragon Balls, and then when Piccolo Jr overpowered Kami, who was many times stronger than King Piccolo. Even better, he beat Kami using a reverse Evil Containment Wave, the one technique King Piccolo feared.
** Krillin and Yamcha by the end of the original series. They went from being weaker than Master Roshi, easily being defeated by him, to greatly surpassing him. Yamcha was able to hit Kami and Krillin gave Piccolo Jr a good fight.
31st Mar '16 4:07:10 PM Ramona122003
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** Tien, who is second only to Goku, gets nearly killed by Drum, a child born from Piccolo after he gets his power restored. Goku then casually one-shots him to show how powerful he became after drinking the Ultra Diven Water.
31st Mar '16 3:33:06 PM TobiasDrake
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** By the end of the 22nd Tournament, Tien sees Goku as this and spends the rest of his life trying to surpass him.
** Goku comes to view Piccolo Jr as a worthy rival and let him live, despite everyone telling him how dangerous he is.
* WowingCthulhu: During the climax of Goku's fight with King Piccolo, Goku launches at his foe and tears a hole through his chest. King Piccolo, a SealedEvilInACan who is the evil counterpart of Kami, the God of Earth, is simply amazed by his defeat. In the manga version he even praises Goku by saying "brilliant".

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** By the end of the 22nd Tournament, Tien sees Goku as this a capable and talented equal. He spends the rest of his life trying to surpass him.
** Goku comes to view Piccolo Jr as a worthy rival and let him live, after their match in the 23rd World Tournament. He prevents Kami from killing him, despite everyone telling him how dangerous he is.
* WowingCthulhu: During the climax of Goku's fight with King Piccolo, Goku launches at his foe and tears a hole through his chest. King Piccolo, a SealedEvilInACan who is the evil counterpart of Kami, the God of Earth, is simply amazed by his defeat. In the manga version he even praises Goku by saying "brilliant".
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* YamatoNadeshiko - Launch, in her blue-haired form.

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* YamatoNadeshiko - Launch, in her blue-haired form.form, is a polite and soft-spoken homemaker for Kame House.



* YouFightLikeACow: Tien and Yamcha's fight easily went into this territory.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Bulma in the anime.

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* YouFightLikeACow: Tien and Yamcha spend their fight volleying insults at each other before Tien breaks Yamcha's fight easily went into this territory.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Bulma in the anime.
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** Master Roshi's (as Jackie Chun) reaction when Goku claimed he could make a Kamehameha equal to his. He was quickly proven wrong.
** He had a similar reaction when Yamcha and Krillin used the Kamehameha in their matches at the 22nd Tournament. They both pulled them off flawlessly, although Roshi mused that Krillin would have won his match with Chiaotzu right then if he was proper taught the Kamehameha.
* YourEyesCanDeceiveYou: The lesson that Mr. Popo spent three years hammering into Goku's head when trying to teach him how to read ki and feel his opponent.

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** Master Roshi's (as Jackie Chun) reaction when Goku claimed claims he could can make a Kamehameha equal to his. He was He's quickly proven wrong.
** He had has a similar reaction when Yamcha and Krillin used use the Kamehameha in their matches at the 22nd Tournament. They both pulled pull them off flawlessly, although Roshi mused muses that Krillin would have won his match with Chiaotzu right then if he was proper properly taught the Kamehameha.
* YourEyesCanDeceiveYou: The lesson that Mr. Popo spent spends three years hammering into Goku's head when trying that relying on his eyes to teach track his opponent makes him too slow. Instead, Goku has to learn how to read ki and feel his opponent. opponent.
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