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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.
10th Jun '16 5:08:32 PM AndyLA
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* SerialEscalation: In one of the earliest arcs, Goku fights the greatest martial artist in the world nearly to a standstill. From there, he challenges various branches of the most powerful military on the world by himself, defeating the deadliest assassin in the process before making a frontal assault on their headquarters. Then the [[SatanicArchetype Demon King]] takes over the world.

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* SerialEscalation: In one of the earliest arcs, Goku fights the greatest martial artist in the world nearly to a standstill. From there, he challenges various branches of the most powerful military on the world by himself, defeating the deadliest assassin in the process before making a frontal assault on their headquarters. Then the [[SatanicArchetype Demon King]] takes over the world. And that still amounts to only ''the first third'' of the manga.
30th May '16 11:43:22 AM Generality
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* UnexplainedRecovery: General Blue is seen buried in rubble among the collapsing underwater pirate lair. Soon after the protagonists barely reach safety, he surfaces, having somehow escaped with no equipment.
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:
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