History Main / InexplicablyAwesome

11th Jan '17 1:33:39 AM azul120
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Someone who is InexplicablyAwesome is CrazyAwesome ShroudedInMyth. Whatever {{backstory}}, secret origin or MysteriousPast an Inexplicably Awesome character has is by definition locked away; their existence is a conundrum. They usually display powers or abilities that are unusual if not downright bizarre for the setting, and exhibit eccentricities to match. One would assume that such an impenetrable enigma would be a source of gallons of plot, and they'd be right, although not in the obvious way: [[OntologicalMystery rather than being a puzzle to solve]], their very ''[[WeirdnessMagnet presence]]'' is typically a plot generator, setting people and events in motion as a direct result of their oddball take on reality.

to:

Someone who is InexplicablyAwesome Inexplicably Awesome is CrazyAwesome ShroudedInMyth. Whatever {{backstory}}, secret origin or MysteriousPast an Inexplicably Awesome character has is by definition locked away; their existence is a conundrum. They usually display powers or abilities that are unusual if not downright bizarre for the setting, and exhibit eccentricities to match. One would assume that such an impenetrable enigma would be a source of gallons of plot, and they'd be right, although not in the obvious way: [[OntologicalMystery rather than being a puzzle to solve]], their very ''[[WeirdnessMagnet presence]]'' is typically a plot generator, setting people and events in motion as a direct result of their oddball take on reality.



* Subverted in ''Manga/IchinenseiNiNacchattara''. The protagonist is InexplicablyAwesome from the perspective of the other main characters, but we the readers know exactly how he came to be that way.

to:

* Subverted in ''Manga/IchinenseiNiNacchattara''. The protagonist is InexplicablyAwesome Inexplicably Awesome from the perspective of the other main characters, but we the readers know exactly how he came to be that way.



* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' - Gadget manages to be a superb example of InexplicablyAwesome despite also being InspectorOblivious. Never mind that it is his niece Penny and his trusty superintelligent dog Brain who actually do all the investigating (and get none of the credit): just how the hell did he end ''up'' as a walking Swiss Army Hammerspace Knife who would probably be the most dangerous crimefighter in the world if he wasn't such a flaming idiot? The show never tells us, and that is more fitting than any mundane explanation. TheMovie takes a stab at it, but it predictably does not go well.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' - ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'': Gadget manages to be a superb example of InexplicablyAwesome Inexplicably Awesome despite also being InspectorOblivious. Never mind that it is his niece Penny and his trusty superintelligent dog Brain who actually do all the investigating (and get none of the credit): just how the hell did he end ''up'' as a walking Swiss Army Hammerspace Knife who would probably be the most dangerous crimefighter in the world if he wasn't such a flaming idiot? The show never tells us, and that is more fitting than any mundane explanation. TheMovie takes a stab at it, but it predictably does not go well.
8th Jan '17 11:55:44 PM Snowy66
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Izzy from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''. She's an ActionGirl and one of Total Drama's best combatants (capable of regularly beating up a ScaryBlackMan, has an alleged [[ImprobablyHighIQ IQ of 188]], SpeaksFluentAnimal, has pyrotechnic knowledge, master of many weapons, displays ToonPhysics, and has several [[SplitPersonality split Personalities]] (one of which is a savant level genius who solved time travel).

to:

* Izzy from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''. She's an ActionGirl and one of Total Drama's best combatants (capable of regularly beating up a ScaryBlackMan, ScaryBlackMan), has an alleged [[ImprobablyHighIQ IQ of 188]], SpeaksFluentAnimal, has pyrotechnic knowledge, master of many weapons, displays ToonPhysics, and has several [[SplitPersonality split Personalities]] (one of which is a savant level genius who solved time travel).
8th Jan '17 11:55:16 PM Snowy66
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Izzy from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''. She's an ActionGirl and one of Total Drama's best combatants (capable of regularly beating up a ScaryBlackMan, has an alleged [[ImprobablyHighIQ IQ of 188]], SpeaksFluentAnimal, has pyrotechnic knowledge, master of many weapons, displays ToonPhysics, and has several [[SplitPersonality split Personalities]] (one of which is a savant level genius who solved time travel).
4th Jan '17 3:36:34 PM Gitman
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'''s Guinan. By all appearances, she's nothing more than a middle-aged human woman...who's old enough to have been married 23 times, powerful enough to intimidate Q, perceptive enough to sense changes in the fabric of space-time, and knowledgeable enough to know about alien races that the Federation has never made contact with. And yet, she chooses to spend her life tending bar on the ''Enterprise'', usually dispensing life advice to neurotic Starfleet officers. The only clues we ever get about her background are that she's from "a race of Listeners" who were almost entirely assimilated by the Borg and that she's spent some time in both 18th century Earth and [[PocketDimension the Nexus of Joy]].

to:

* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'''s Guinan. By all appearances, she's nothing more than a middle-aged human woman...woman with some [[CoolHat excellent hats]]...who's old enough to have been married 23 times, powerful enough to intimidate Q, perceptive enough to sense changes in the fabric of space-time, and knowledgeable enough to know about alien races that the Federation has never made contact with. And yet, she chooses to spend her life tending bar on the ''Enterprise'', usually dispensing life advice to neurotic Starfleet officers. The only clues we ever get about her background are that she's from "a race of Listeners" who were almost entirely assimilated by the Borg and that she's spent some time in both 18th century Earth and [[PocketDimension the Nexus of Joy]].
27th Dec '16 4:35:43 AM DannWoolf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Goku at the start of the series. Nothing was known about his past other than he was found in the mountains by his grandfather and was raised in isolation for a number of years. Other than that, everything about Goku was up in the air like why he was so powerful, had a tail, and why did he turned into a big ape during a full moon. His friends and enemies openly debated if he was even human. By ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', we learned he's a HumanAlien from a warrior race and he's actually a weakling by their standards. Even then, his ungodly strength and seemingly endless potential still isn't fully explain given he outpaces the Saiyan Prince, who is said to be ''the'' strongest their race have to offer. Part of it is a lot of hard work, but, as the series has shown, hard work alone can't catch natural talent unless it isn't maintain. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', [[spoiler: Zamasu becomes so obsessed with Goku's power and endless growth that he actually uses the Super Dragon Balls to take his body, abandoning his godly form]].

to:

** Goku at the start of the series. Nothing was known about his past other than he was found in the mountains by his grandfather and was raised in isolation for a number of years. Other than that, everything about Goku was up in the air like why he was so powerful, had a tail, and why did he turned into a big ape during a full moon. His friends and enemies openly debated if he was even human. By ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', we learned he's a HumanAlien from a warrior race and he's actually a weakling by their standards. Even then, his ungodly strength and seemingly endless potential still isn't fully explain given he outpaces the Saiyan Prince, who is said to be ''the'' strongest their race have to offer. Part of it is a lot of hard work, but, as the series has shown, hard work alone can't catch natural talent unless it isn't maintain. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', [[spoiler: Zamasu becomes so obsessed with Goku's power and endless growth that he actually uses the Super Dragon Balls to take his body, abandoning his godly form]].
27th Dec '16 4:34:53 AM DannWoolf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Goku's father, Bardock. Despite being born and classified as a lower class Saiyan, he has a power level around 10,000 before he died. For reference, Goku didn't get that high until he trained with King Kai and he was still only around 8 to 9,000 without the Kaioken. That also makes him much stronger than Nappa, an elite solider. In fact, he's about as strong as King Vegeta. Some of this is explained as Bardock regularly coming back from missions half-dead.

to:

** Goku's father, Bardock. Despite being born and classified as a lower class Saiyan, he has a power level around 10,000 before he died. For reference, Goku didn't get that high until he trained with King Kai and he was still only around 8 to 9,000 without the Kaioken. That also makes him much stronger than Nappa, an elite solider. In fact, he's about as strong as King Vegeta. Some of this is It can be explained as to an extent by Bardock regularly coming back frequently returning from missions half-dead.on the brink of death, and receiving zenkais[[note]]the Saiyan race's ability to grow stronger after recovering from near-fatal injuries[[/note]] from it.
18th Nov '16 1:46:55 AM Yukianesa
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* B.J Blazkowicz has become this as of ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''. There's almost nothing that can explain [[MadeOfIron his bizarre immunity to stab wounds]], his ability to wield an MG46 as a personal weapon and dual-wield automatic double-barrelled shotguns, the fact he's 49 by the events of the game but hasn't aged a day or lost any of his [[HeroicBuild considerable]] muscle mass, nor anything to explain [[spoiler:how he was able to resist Bubi's poison in the climax of the game, in Bubi's own words "a dose heavy enough to sedate an elephant".]]

to:

* B.J Blazkowicz has become this as of ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''. There's almost nothing that can explain [[MadeOfIron his bizarre immunity to stab wounds]], his ability to wield an MG46 [[{{BFG}} MG46]] as a personal weapon and dual-wield automatic double-barrelled shotguns, the fact he's 49 by the events of the game but hasn't aged a day or lost any of his [[HeroicBuild considerable]] muscle mass, nor anything to explain [[spoiler:how he was able to resist Bubi's poison in the climax of the game, in Bubi's own words "a dose heavy enough to sedate an elephant".]]
18th Nov '16 1:46:26 AM Yukianesa
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* B.J Blazkowicz has become this as of ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''. There's almost nothing that can explain [[MadeOfIron his bizarre immunity to stab wounds]], his ability to wield an MG46 as a personal weapon and dual-wield automatic double-barrelled shotguns, the fact he's 49 by the events of the game but hasn't aged a day or lost any of his [[HeroicBuild considerable]] muscle mass, nor anything to explain [[spoiler:how he was able to resist Bubi's poison in the climax of the game, in Bubi's own words "a dose heavy enough to sedate an elephant".]]
13th Nov '16 10:55:15 AM narm00
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker runs on this trope, causing him to be the TropeNamer and TropeCodifier for tropes ranging from JokerImmunity to MultipleChoicePast. He's so pants-on-head insane that even ComicBook/{{Superman}} has a hard time dealing with him whenever they go toe to toe. It's even implied that he is so unhinged, that he is [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall aware of the Fourth Wall,]] and just doesn't ''care''.

to:

* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker runs on this trope, causing him to be the TropeNamer and TropeCodifier for tropes ranging from JokerImmunity to MultipleChoicePast. He's so pants-on-head insane that even ComicBook/{{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} has a hard time dealing with him whenever they go toe to toe. It's even implied that he is so unhinged, that he is [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall aware of the Fourth Wall,]] and just doesn't ''care''.



* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker as depicted in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' proves conclusively that you don't have to be even remotely on the side of good to embody this trope. The movie goes to great lengths to deny that the Joker has any {{backstory}} whatsoever, even having the Joker himself lampoon the idea by twice (and [[ShutUpHannibal nearly]] three times) giving [[MultipleChoicePast mutually contradictory explanations]] of how he got his signature scars.

to:

* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker as depicted in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' proves conclusively that you don't have to be even remotely on the side of good to embody this trope. The movie goes to great lengths to deny that the Joker has any {{backstory}} whatsoever, even having the Joker himself lampoon the idea by twice (and [[ShutUpHannibal nearly]] three times) giving [[MultipleChoicePast mutually contradictory explanations]] of how he got his signature scars.



* Mr. Roarke of ''FantasyIsland'', especially in later seasons, where he demonstrated supernatural abilities well beyond the fantasies he provided for his guests, including confronting and turning away demonic entities.

to:

* Mr. Roarke of ''FantasyIsland'', ''Series/FantasyIsland'', especially in later seasons, where he demonstrated supernatural abilities well beyond the fantasies he provided for his guests, including confronting and turning away demonic entities.



* Karen Walker from ''WillAndGrace'' would frequently joke about outrageous, often contradictory episodes from her life, even from before she married [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen Stan]] and became the over the top RichBitch. Still, {{Noodle Incident}}s ("You know how I'm into gangster rap right?"), celebrity friends, her real age, and even the condition of her immortal soul were strictly on a need-to-know basis.

to:

* Karen Walker from ''WillAndGrace'' ''Series/WillAndGrace'' would frequently joke about outrageous, often contradictory episodes from her life, even from before she married [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen Stan]] and became the over the top RichBitch. Still, {{Noodle Incident}}s ("You know how I'm into gangster rap right?"), celebrity friends, her real age, and even the condition of her immortal soul were strictly on a need-to-know basis.



* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' has the Owner of the Den Liner. Owner is a very enigmatic middle-aged man capable of feats that where never explained in the show. He can, for example, keep up with a speeding train. On foot. And he is shown to be immune to Ryutaros mind control, possessing a similar ability himself. What makes this character especially awesome is his stoic and calm way of acting, while doing all of his unexplained stuff.

to:

* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'' has the Owner of the Den Liner. Owner is a very enigmatic middle-aged man capable of feats that where were never explained in the show. He can, for example, keep up with a speeding train. On foot. And he is shown to be immune to Ryutaros Ryutaro's mind control, possessing a similar ability himself. What makes this character especially awesome is his stoic and calm way of acting, while doing all of his unexplained stuff.



* Mr.Bonding, a minor character who first appeared in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' is a man in a pink tux who grants the players O-Powers (a mechanic that buffs things such as EXP bonuses, increasing the chances of capturing Pokemon or hatching eggs faster). What puts him into this territory occurs in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'' where its revealed that [[spoiler: He's a [[FusionDance Fusion]] of 6 people: 5 strange old men who also grant O-Powers and are inexplicably awesome themselves, and a once "powerless man" who was previously on a DespairEventHorizon who now serves as the "main host" for the 5 old men.]] Absolutely nothing in the series really explain what happened and how he came to be.

to:

* Mr. Bonding, a minor character who first appeared in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', is a man in a pink tux who grants the players O-Powers (a mechanic that buffs things such as EXP bonuses, increasing the chances of capturing Pokemon or hatching eggs faster). What puts him into this territory occurs in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'' where its it's revealed that [[spoiler: He's he's a [[FusionDance Fusion]] fusion]] of 6 people: 5 strange old men who also grant O-Powers and are inexplicably awesome themselves, and a once "powerless man" who was previously on a DespairEventHorizon who now serves as the "main host" for the 5 old men.]] Absolutely nothing in the series really explain explains what happened and how he came to be.



* [[MarySue Ebony]] of ''MyImmortal''.
* At [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] in the ''WhateleyUniverse'', there's this one teacher in the Magical Arts Department. She goes by 'Circe', but that may be her real name instead of a codename. She may be the real Circe from classical Greek myth. She occasionally rambles, but her ramblings tend to be real prophecies. No one knows why she came to the academy, or how old she really is, or how she got her powers, or even if she's a mutant. She has a history of picking people to mentor, and later the people die horribly while fighting great evils. She just decided to mentor one of the main characters.

to:

* [[MarySue Ebony]] of ''MyImmortal''.
''Fanfic/MyImmortal''.
* At [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] in the ''WhateleyUniverse'', ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', there's this one teacher in the Magical Arts Department. She goes by 'Circe', but that may be her real name instead of a codename. She may be the real Circe from classical Greek myth. She occasionally rambles, but her ramblings tend to be real prophecies. No one knows why she came to the academy, or how old she really is, or how she got her powers, or even if she's a mutant. She has a history of picking people to mentor, and later the people die horribly while fighting great evils. She just decided to mentor one of the main characters.



* [[TheSlendermanMythos The Slenderman]]. No one knows where he comes from, why he kidnaps children and mind rapes people, or why he is TheBlank. (Or who his tailor is.) And anyone who does try to give him a backstory will probably get shot down, as he's much more [[RuleOfScary scary]] and [[RuleOfFunny fun]] when he's ShroudedInMyth.

to:

* [[TheSlendermanMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos The Slenderman]].Slender Man]]. No one knows where he comes from, why he kidnaps children and mind rapes people, or why he is TheBlank. (Or who his tailor is.) And anyone who does try to give him a backstory will probably get shot down, as he's much more [[RuleOfScary scary]] and [[RuleOfFunny fun]] when he's ShroudedInMyth.



* ''InspectorGadget'' - Gadget manages to be a superb example of InexplicablyAwesome despite also being InspectorOblivious. Never mind that it is his niece Penny and his trusty superintelligent dog Brain who actually do all the investigating (and get none of the credit): just how the hell did he end ''up'' as a walking Swiss Army Hammerspace Knife who would probably be the most dangerous crimefighter in the world if he wasn't such a flaming idiot? The show never tells us, and that is more fitting than any mundane explanation. TheMovie takes a stab at it, but it predictably does not go well.

to:

* ''InspectorGadget'' ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' - Gadget manages to be a superb example of InexplicablyAwesome despite also being InspectorOblivious. Never mind that it is his niece Penny and his trusty superintelligent dog Brain who actually do all the investigating (and get none of the credit): just how the hell did he end ''up'' as a walking Swiss Army Hammerspace Knife who would probably be the most dangerous crimefighter in the world if he wasn't such a flaming idiot? The show never tells us, and that is more fitting than any mundane explanation. TheMovie takes a stab at it, but it predictably does not go well.



* ''TheFlintstones'': Bamm-Bamm's SuperStrength went completely unexplained. When his biological parents appeared they were perfectly normal.

to:

* ''TheFlintstones'': ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'': Bamm-Bamm's SuperStrength went completely unexplained. When his biological parents appeared they were perfectly normal.



* Stewie Griffin in ''WesternAnimation/{{Family Guy}}'' is a one year old who has successfully built a Time Machine, travelled to parallel universes, created human clones on more than one occassion, built a machine to control the worlds weather, mind control devices, and transmat pods among other things. No explanation is given for his super intelligence, nor how his entire family (aside from Brian) are completely oblivious to what Stewie is up to all the time.
* Pinkie Pie in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' regularly [[BreakingTheFourthWall ignores]], [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall leans on]] or [[FourthWallObserver stares at]] the fourth wall, [[ToonPhysics defies the laws of physics]] [[MagicAIsMagicA and magic]] whenever plot or [[RuleOfFunny humour]] convenient, and [[ThatRemindsMeOfASong launches into musicals]] when no one else does. She's popped out of locations too small for her to fit, appeared inside of mirrors, and even fought the [[IrisOut closing circle]] at the end of the episode. While this itself isn't unusual for a cartoon, ''she's the only one'', and everyone else is well aware that Pinkie Pie doesn't really work with the same rules as anyone else, and just do their best to ignore the weirdness. Her strange actions drive the plot in several episodes. Twilight actually ''tried'' to figure out one of her nonsensical abilities, and ended up being so frustrated she gave up trying. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]'', Pinkie Pie loses her mouth and is later made to play several instruments at once, including a tuba, by Twilight. When asked how she could play a tuba with no mouth, Twilight responds "That wasn't magic. That was just Pinkie Pie."

to:

* Stewie Griffin in ''WesternAnimation/{{Family Guy}}'' is a one year old who has successfully built a Time Machine, travelled to parallel universes, created human clones on more than one occassion, built a machine to control the worlds world's weather, mind control devices, and transmat pods pods, created human clones on more than one occasion, and travelled to parallel universes, among other things. No explanation is given for his super intelligence, nor how his entire family (aside from Brian) are completely oblivious to what Stewie is up to all the time.
* Pinkie Pie in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' regularly [[BreakingTheFourthWall ignores]], [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall leans on]] or [[FourthWallObserver stares at]] the fourth wall, [[ToonPhysics defies the laws of physics]] [[MagicAIsMagicA and magic]] whenever plot or [[RuleOfFunny humour]] convenient, and [[ThatRemindsMeOfASong launches into musicals]] when no one else does. She's popped out of locations too small for her to fit, appeared inside of mirrors, and even fought the [[IrisOut closing circle]] at the end of the episode. While this itself isn't unusual for a cartoon, ''she's the only one'', and everyone else is well aware that Pinkie Pie doesn't really work with the same rules as anyone else, and just do their best to ignore the weirdness. Her strange actions drive the plot in several episodes. Twilight actually ''tried'' to figure out one of her nonsensical abilities, and ended up being so frustrated she gave up trying. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel Magic Duel]]'', Pinkie Pie loses her mouth and is later made to play several instruments at once, including a tuba, by Twilight. When asked how she could play a tuba with no mouth, Twilight responds "That wasn't magic. That was just Pinkie Pie."



* Resident technowizard Raf in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' can have his computing prowess explained by being a ChildProdigy, there has yet to be a sufficient explanation for why he instantly understood Bumblebee's beeps.

to:

* Resident technowizard Raf in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' can have his computing prowess explained by being a ChildProdigy, but there has yet to be a sufficient explanation for why he instantly understood Bumblebee's beeps.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' gives us Lion, Steven's pet, er, lion. During one of the Gems' missions, Steven found him in the middle of the desert and decided to follow him home. He's pink, is constantly eating or sleeping, is extremely apathetic about anything that doesn't involve a direct command from Steven, can run on water, creates portals with the force of his roars that once extended to a Diamond base on the moon, and regularly wanders off to leave for days only to be inexplicably back at Steven's house sometime later. While some of his abilities seem like something only a Gem can do, no stone has ever been found on his body, is refered to with male pronouns, has the bubbled form of Bismuth, a tape, and various possessions of Rose's left behind in his mane, and took Steven and Connie to Rose's old armory to train Steven. It's clear that Rose had a close association with him, but with her own mysterious past and the shattering of Pink Diamond, it's unknown if he's a Gem, a construct, or what.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' gives us Lion, Steven's pet, er, lion. During one of the Gems' missions, Steven found him in the middle of the desert and decided to follow him home. He's pink, is constantly eating or sleeping, is extremely apathetic about anything that doesn't involve a direct command from Steven, can run on water, creates portals with the force of his roars that once extended to a Diamond base on the moon, and regularly wanders off to leave for days only to be inexplicably back at Steven's house sometime later. While some of his abilities seem like something only a Gem can do, no stone has ever been found on his body, is refered he's referred to with male pronouns, he has the bubbled form of Bismuth, a tape, and various possessions of Rose's left behind in his mane, and he took Steven and Connie to Rose's old armory to train Steven. It's clear that Rose had a close association with him, but with her own mysterious past and the shattering of Pink Diamond, it's unknown if he's a Gem, a construct, or what.
28th Oct '16 8:17:29 AM Ramona122003
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Goku at the start of the series. Nothing was known about his past other than he was found in the mountains by his grandfather and was raised in isolation for a number of years. Other than that, everything about Goku was up in the air like why he was so powerful, had a tail, and why did he turned into a big ape during a full moon. His friends and enemies openly debated if he was even human. By ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', we learned he's a HumanAlien from a warrior race and he's actually a weakling by their standards. Even then, his ungodly strength and seemingly endless potential still isn't fully explain given he outpaces the Saiyan Prince, who is said to be ''the'' strongest their race have to offer. Part of it is a lot of hard work, but, as the series has shown, hard work alone can't catch natural talent unless it isn't maintain.

to:

** Goku at the start of the series. Nothing was known about his past other than he was found in the mountains by his grandfather and was raised in isolation for a number of years. Other than that, everything about Goku was up in the air like why he was so powerful, had a tail, and why did he turned into a big ape during a full moon. His friends and enemies openly debated if he was even human. By ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', we learned he's a HumanAlien from a warrior race and he's actually a weakling by their standards. Even then, his ungodly strength and seemingly endless potential still isn't fully explain given he outpaces the Saiyan Prince, who is said to be ''the'' strongest their race have to offer. Part of it is a lot of hard work, but, as the series has shown, hard work alone can't catch natural talent unless it isn't maintain. In ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', [[spoiler: Zamasu becomes so obsessed with Goku's power and endless growth that he actually uses the Super Dragon Balls to take his body, abandoning his godly form]].



** Whis, Beerus' assistance, is even worse. He isn't a god as far as we know, but [[spoiler: he's stronger than Beerus and have the power to rewind time for the entire universe]]. When Vegeta asks exactly what Whis is, he's given a non-answer.

to:

** Whis, Beerus' assistance, is even worse. He isn't a god as far as we know, but [[spoiler: he's stronger than Beerus and have the power to rewind time for the entire universe]]. When Vegeta asks exactly what Whis is, he's given a non-answer. However, [[spoiler: we learn from U7's Supreme Kai that he's a type of angel who looks over the God of Destruction]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 281. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.InexplicablyAwesome