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'''''Dragon Ball GT''''' is the {{anime}}-only continuation of the ''Franchise/DragonBall'' series. Set five years after the epilogue of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', Goku has finally finished training Uub and is ready to return home until an unexpected reunion with [[GoldfishPoopGang Emperor Pilaf and his minions]] who have managed to obtain the Black Star Dragon Balls, even more powerful than the originals. However, since [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption failure has always been the only option]] for Pilaf's attempts to TakeOverTheWorld, he messes up the wish [[FountainOfYouth accidentally turning Goku into a child]].

It is soon revealed that unlike their regular variants, the Black Star Dragon Balls scatter throughout the entire ''galaxy'', and that if they aren't found within a year, [[EarthShatteringKaboom the Earth will be destroyed]]. And so, Goku heads out [[RecycledInSpace into space]] with Trunks and his granddaughter, Pan. Starts off with [[LighterAndSofter the trademark humor of the early parts of]] ''Dragon Ball'', before [[{{CerebusSyndrome}} rapidly returning to the more action oriented style of the previous series]].

The series itself was less successful than the previous ''Dragon Ball'' or ''Dragon Ball Z'' and is [[BrokenBase polarizing]] among traditional fans. Unlike its predecessors, it didn't span any theatrical movies, but does have a largely-unrelated [=TV=] Special (known as ''A Hero's Legacy'' in the Funimation dub), that was generally better received than the series itself. The special tells the story of Goku's descendant, Goku Jr.

[[Characters/DragonBall Character sheet covering both this series and its predecessors can be found here.]]

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!!This show provides examples of:

* AbridgedSeries: Three of them. One by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/DBGTAbridged#p/u FanInTheAttic]], one by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/GTShadowProductions GTShadowProductions]] (who has also started to abridge the TV special), and one by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheDBGTAbridged TheDBGTAbridged]].
* ActionGirl: Pan. Her power level has to be higher than Android 20, as she was able to beat Android 20 easily, and was shown to be physically stronger than him. The only reason she seems weak is because Rilldo was stronger than Buu and the first BigBad was in Vegeta's body, and had several power-ups, making him stronger than Rilldo. All the big bads after that were even stronger than them, making her seem a lot weaker than she would be against most everything in the galaxy.
* AdventureTowns
* AffablyEvil: The Shadow Dragons are from created the negative energy that built up in the Dragon Balls every time a selfless wish was made, and the more selfless the wish was, the more evil the Shadow Dragon spawned by the wish is. [[note]]Syn Shenron, the most evil of the dragons, was created by the wish that resurrected everyone killed by Freeza on Namek, for example.[[/note]] [[PlayingWithFire Nuova Shenron]] was created by King Piccolo's wish for his youth to be restored, the most selfish wish made, so he's [[AntiVillain hardly a villain]] [[TokenGoodTeammate at all]].
* AfraidOfNeedles: Goku's fear of needles comes up for the first time since the Namek saga.
* AfterTheEnd: Planet M-2.
* AgeInappropriateDress: Bra is about the same age as Pan. Her outfit really doesn't seem like it, though.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Why would you ''ever'' involve the Android that already turned on you once in your plan?
* AirJousting
* AlienAmongUs
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: As with previous ''Dragon Ball'' series, everyone in the galaxy speaks Japanese/English (or whatever language the series is being viewed in).
* AlwaysSecondBest: Vegeta gets a whole episode ("The Heart of the Prince") lamenting this, before Bulma comes up with a plan to deal with it.
* AmusementParkOfDoom: The first half of the battle with Syn/Omega Shenron takes place in a ruined park.
* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Piccolo, Goku, Krillin, plus several cities.]]
* ApocalypseHow: Class 0 is standard for a minor villain to do, Baby wants to pull off an X-3 or X-4, and the Shadow Dragons are aiming for an X-5.
* ArsonMurderAndJayWalking: When Chi-Chi breaks down crying:
-->'''Chi-Chi:''' Wahhh I can't take it anymore! He turns into a child, he runs off on crazy adventures, and now he's got a ball on his head!
* ArtisticAge: An in-universe version is done with Goku's biological age. Goku's biological age is never stated, but Pan thinks he's gone to being 3 or 4. Others think he's about 10. Pan's age is officially 10, but due to this trope, nobody's completely sure, due to other sources giving different ages (but she's supposed to be 10). It is important to note that Goku is identical to how he looked age-wise in ''Dragon Ball'' (despite being a lot more muscular), so it is likely he is the same age as he was when he fought Pilaf.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: A certain Saiyan named Goku.]]
* AttackBackfire: Goku tries to take down [[BigBad Super 17]] with a variety of ki based attacks, only to discover that he can increase his strength level by absorbing them.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: The key to killing Luud.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: General Rilldo, the most powerful Machine Mutant.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: [[spoiler:18 holding a deceased Krillin while telling him that she loves him.]]
* BackForTheDead:
** Piccolo makes a brief appearance when Baby arrives on Earth, disappears after being blasted, and suddenly returns afterward only to die when [[EarthShatteringKaboom Earth explodes]] to stop the Black Star Dragon Balls from ever being used again.
** Krillin has this too, being killed by the BrainwashedAndCrazy Android 17 after seeing only brief glimpses of him and 18 throughout the Baby saga. This being the series that it is, though, he gets better.
** Nappa didn't have a chance against Vegeta after returning from Hell.
* BackForTheFinale: Almost every surviving character Goku, Pan, and Trunks encountered in space shows up and has a speaking part (or at least a grunt) in episode 63 where they [[spoiler:help Goku take out the BigBad]]. [[spoiler:Goku Jr. and Puck from the [=TV=] special show up in the epilogue for episode 64. A video montage featuring all the characters from the past ''Dragon Ball'' series shows while Goku is walking through the tournament halls in the last minutes of ''GT'' in episode 64.]]
* BackFromTheDead: Many villains from all 3 series during the Super 17 arc.
* BackupFromOtherworld: [[spoiler:Piccolo talks to Dende and works with him to rip open Hell so Goku can escape.]]
* BadassAdorable: Pan. She may be a bit emotional, and can't really take pain at first, but no matter where you are in the show, she can kick ass. She just doesn't really get a chance to do it too often because the villains all need to be on Goku's level. Her lightning fast domination of Android 20 is a good example, however.
* BadassArmFold: Scroll up. It happens alot.
* {{Badass}}: Most of Planet M-2, and things that come from there, like Luud.
* BadassBoast: Goku gets one after his energy is restored to full near the end of his fight with Baby:
-->'''Goku''': All you can see is the light shining through the cracks around the edges of the door, Baby. And you just don't think that little bit of light can overcome your dark plans. But what you can't see is what's behind the door. That's what I am.
* BadassBookworm: Gohan, even more than before. He has brainy specs now.
* BadassFamily: While most of them are now retired from fighting, Goku's family still applies. Chi-Chi was a contestant in one of the World Tournaments, Videl may be the strongest pure human woman on Earth, Gohan could be the strongest anything on Earth if he applied himself, Goten could likely be just as strong as Gohan, Goku is the strongest non-fused character in the universe and is stronger than every single god in the universe, and even Pan has to be stronger than Android 20. Vegeta's family is pretty badass as well, seeing as Bulma was actually a badass at one point, Trunks has always been a badass, as has Vegeta.
* BadassGrandpa: Though he doesn't look it (and after Pilaf makes that idiotic wish, he ''really'' doesn't look it), Goku.
* BadassInDistress: Happens to most of the badasses sooner or later.
* BadassMoustache: Subverted with Vegeta. It's so bad that his own daughter scolds him for it and has it shaved off.
* BadBoss: Pan's ideas for getting the Capsule Corp. engineers to design new stuff is to cut their pay in half and take all their benefits. Because they said breaking the laws of physics was impossible, and they were wrong. Good thing she isn't in charge.
* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: The premise of the Shadow Dragons saga. The good wishes our heroes made with the Dragon Balls over the course of the saga were displaced by an equal amount of negative energy, which was stored in the Balls. Thanks to the Dragon Radar being able to track the Balls so easily, new wishes were made far sooner than they were meant to. So rather than allowing the negative energy time to dissipate, it instead accumulated over time, eventually leading to the creation of the Shadow Dragons.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Averted, much to Pan's annoyance.
* BareYourMidriff: Pan and Bra/Bulla.
* BashBrothers: Goku and Vegeta become this when they work together to fight Omega Shenron.
* BatmanGambit [[spoiler: M2; Giru pretended to be TheMole for General Rilldo, allowing the others to be able to infiltrate Dr. Myuu's operations more easilly.]]
* BattleAura: It's ''Dragon Ball''. What did you expect?
* BazaarOfTheBizarre: The bazaar on Imecka sells everything from ammo (including huge bullets) to alien food and jewelry to living birds used as hats with red and white tail feathers and snakes for wearing around your neck.
* BeamOWar
* BeamSpam
* BetweenMyLegs: This shot is used with Super Saiyan 4 Goku, showing us Omega Shenron.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: People in this universe are nice because they can afford to be. Do not get on their bad side.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Goku and Pan try to do this for Trunks after Giru saved them from being turned into steel, but he walks out and reveals that he didn't need it.]]
* BiggerOnTheInside: Depending on the scene, the ship. Other times, it looks about as large as it would need to be for the size of the rooms.
%%* BigGood
* BilingualBonus:
** Eis is German for ice. So "Eis Shenron" is literally "Ice Shenlong". The German version was likely used because of similar pronunciation, but with the right letter for the acronym.
** The names of the evil Dragons are all based on the Dragon Ball they sprang from, which is written in Chinese in the original Japanese version. They're in the form of "_ Xīng Lóng" ("[#]-Star Dragon"), rather than "Shén Lóng" ("God Dragon").
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Goku defeats the Dragons, then he has to leave with Shenlong to teach people to stop using the Dragon Balls for everything. The bittersweet part of this ending is that said mission will last for 100 years, and Goku will ''never'' see his family and friends again because, by the time he returns, they'll be ''dead'' by then. Except for Pan, her grandson, and the Androids]].
* BloodKnight: Goku and Vegeta. Pan takes it even farther than her grandfather at times.
* BodySnatcher: Baby. He's got some, if not most traits of a PuppeteerParasite.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy:
** Baby does this to ''everyone on Earth''. Complete with MindControlEyes.
** Android 17 is brainwashed in this way as an essential part of the Super 17 arc. At one point he attempts to do this to 18 as well (and nearly succeds), and ultimate victory comes from our heroes reaching through his brainwashing for the briefest of seconds.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: [=Bra/Bulla=], [[YoungerThanTheyLook even though she's actually only about 10]]. She bitches at her father, Vegeta, until he shaves his mustache, and he almost kills a group of guys who hit on her, destroying their car and running them off the road, into the ocean. Plus, as a half Saiyan, she's easily strong enough to do her own bag carrying, and can fly, but won't.
* BreakTheCutie: Pan, after her parents try to kill her while possessed by Baby.
* BrickJoke: The warning about abusing the Dragon Balls.
* ButtMonkey: Trunks and Krillin. Vegeta has his moments too.
* CallingYourAttacks
* CasualDangerDialog: Pretty common.
* TheCavalry: [[spoiler:Giru, for the encased Goku and Pan.]]
* CantCatchUp: Vegeta is pretty annoyed when he discovers Goku has left him in the dust ''again'', with Super Saiyan 4. "The Heart of the Prince" really shows a look into his mind. Everyone else is pretty much pointless. Trunks is useful at first, but by the time Goku gets [=SSJ4=], he's been left behind again. Pan is the only other character to stay important.
* CassandraDidIt: One MonsterOfTheWeek actually manipulates this, using his power to predict earthquakes to make it seem like he causes them.
* CelestialBureaucracy
* CerebusRollercoaster
* CerebusSyndrome
* ChekhovsArmy: almost everyone Goku met in the first arc reappear to help him with the Genkidama.
* ChekhovsBoomerang: The Ultra Sacred Water from the Garlic Jr. Saga in ''Z'' appears again and is used to cure humanity of Baby's control.
* ChewingTheScenery
* {{Chickification}}: Videl.
* ChunkyUpdraft
* ClipShow: "The Heart of the Prince".
* ClothingDamage
* CombinedEnergyAttack: Played with by Baby Vegeta, gathering his followers' hatred of Goku in a massive energy attack appropriately named Revenge Death Ball. Played straight by Goku, killing Omega Shenron with a Spirit Bomb formed with energy from everyone in the universe.
* ContinuityNod: Pan makes Trunks dress in drag so that he can defeat a monster demanding brides from a local village in order to obtain a Dragon Ball. Trunks' mother made Pan's grandfather do the ''exact same thing'' during their first Dragon Ball hunt.
* CoolStarship: It has multiple rooms, a flatscreen TV, a game system and other things. Plus, it can break the laws of physics without being designed to do so.
* CoversAlwaysLie: The season sets. [=SS4=] Goku is on the first one, containing the first 34 episodes. He shows up in Episode 35.
* CrapsackWorld: Just about every planet ever. The only ones to not be this had low-level civilization. Even the galaxy, and the universe, could be seen as this, with Hell opening up, a dimension that screws people over and kills them, and plenty more.
* CrossdressingVoices
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: A lot of the Z Fighters, especially Goku.
* CultColony: Planet Luud (pronounced lewd).
* CurbStompBattle: Most of the fights against the weaker Shadow Dragons.
** [=SSJ3=] Goku gets this treatment by Baby Vegeta, and then proceeds to give it back when he becomes [=SSJ4=].
** Omega Shenron is the most powerful villain in all three entire series and he still gets this by [=SSJ4=] Gogeta. Yeah he's that good.
* CuteBruiser: Pan, and possibly Goku again, depending on your definition of cute.
* CycleOfRevenge: This started with the Saiyan-Tuffle War. The Saiyans wiped out their neighbors (without provocation). The last surviving Tuffles then created Baby, who would later take over Vegeta's body, as well as most of humanity, and all the people with Saiyan blood on Earth besides for Goku and Pan. Because of this, Goku is forced to kill Baby. [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot This potential plot is never pointed out in the show]] and the feud apparently ends when Goku kills Baby.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Starting with Planet M-2.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Super Saiyan 4 Goku. Longer, even blacker hair, a deadly serious voice and personality, covered in dark red fur, dark red eyeliner, and downright frightening to be against. However, it's still Goku.
* ADayInTheLimelight: "The Heart of the Prince", a full episode devoted to Vegeta.
* DeathIsCheap: Played straight at first, then averted, then played straight.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: All. The. Time.
* DefrostingIceQueen: While there were hints of this in ''Z'', by the end of the Super 17 saga Android 18 is pretty much completely defrosted.
* DeliberateInjuryGambit: [[spoiler:Majuub's plan to help beat Baby. He got himself turned into chocolate and eaten. Mind you, Baby chewed, so it doesn't make that much sense.]]
* DemotedToExtra:
** Wasn't Uub supposed to be Goku's successor or something?
** Trunks also qualifies for this. Do not let the picture above fool you, he is only one of main characters in the first arc.
** Characters such as Oolong, Yamcha, Tenshinhan, etc. only got literally 5 second long cameos where they didn't even say anything.
* {{Determinator}}: It's easier to list the people who ''aren't'' this.
* DiabolusExMachina: The Shadow Dragons.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: When Goten, Trunks and Gohan (and Majuub) [[spoiler:give Omega Shenron trouble to let Goku and Vegeta fuse.]]
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Killing Omega Shenron. Oh, hey, you just killed a guy who's very existence could wipe out reality. No biggie.
* DirtyOldMan: The Elder Kaioshin.
* DiscOneFinalBoss:
** [[spoiler:Pilaf shows up, but ceases to be important after the first episode. His wish causes the dragon balls to be flung all over the universe, where the "apparent" real BigBad Dr. Myu and his minions start collecting them. However, he's eventually killed by Baby, who takes on the role (until he is in-turn killed by Goku). While in Hell, Myu joins forces with Gero and creates Super Android 17 seeming to reclaim his status as main villain... but then 17 kills both him and Gero. 17 kills a lot of people before being taken down. This forces Goku and company to use the Dragon Balls to try and undo the damage. Unfortunately, the overused balls summon the One-Star Dragon ("Syn Shenron") and the shadow dragons. In other words, with the exception of One-Star, every one of these villains was a DiscOneFinalBoss.]]
** General Rilldo was definitely one of these as well, and a disappointing one at that. At first, he's introduced as more powerful than Majin Buu (the strongest villain in ''DBZ''), has multiple forms and actually ''defeats'' and imprisons all three of the heroes at first. But then gets killed disappointingly easily two episodes later.
* DisguisedInDrag: Trunks does this in order to fool Zoonama.
* DisneyDeath: Happens alot.
* DisproportionateRetribution: A guy driving next to Bra and Vegeta asks Bra out. What does Vegeta do in response? ''Destroy their steering wheel.''
* DistantFinale: Is 100 years distant enough for you?
* DotingGrandparent: Goku.
* TheDogBitesBack: What Super 17 does to Dr. Myuu.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Pan, on Planet M-2, using a broken robot.
* DubInducedPlotHole: Quite a few in Funimation's dub, but the most egregarious example is Goku wondering whether he would have to go back to school after being turned into a child. Only he was raised in the mountains, lived in complete solitude and never even met another person besides his grandfather until he was 12, and he ''never'' went to school (Muten Roshi's training, which included some studying, doesn't count).
* DubNameChange: This happened to the Shadow Dragons; in Japan they were simply referred to by their Chinese number (as in, "Six-Star Dragon") like the Dragon Balls themselves, while the American dub gave them descriptive names. The Canadian Blue Water dub kept the original names.
* EatMe: [[spoiler:Uub allowing Baby to eat him, which allowed him to launch a surprise attack from inside Baby's stomach.]]
* EarthShatteringKaboom: The side-effects of the Black Star Dragon Balls. You use them, and you get one year to retrieve them. Otherwise, boom. [[spoiler: The first time they get used, they are retrieved. The second time, everyone is too busy stopping Baby after he uses them. The Earth explodes, but not before everyone who isn't Piccolo is saved. Then they wish Earth back.]]
* ElementalPowers: Used by the Shadow Dragons.
** PoisonousPerson: Haze, the Two-Star Dragon.
** ShockAndAwe: Rage, the Five-Star Dragon.
** BlowYouAway: Oceanus, the Six-Star Dragon.
** DishingOutDirt: Naturon, the Seven-Star Dragon.
** PlayingWithFire: Nouva, the Four-Star Dragon.
** AnIcePerson: Eis, the Three-Star Dragon.
** PowerOfTheVoid / AllYourPowersCombined: Syn/Omega, the One-Star Dragon.
* EnemyMine: The fight with [[spoiler:Luud]] ultimately boils down to this.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Pan gets one that lasts from her first appearing to them going to space. First, her breaking up the bank robbery, and then her being treated like (and complaining about being treated like) a kid (she's 10, so it does make sense). Then, her stowing away and basically stealing the ship when Goku and Trunks discover her. Trunks gets one in the form of him abandoning Capsule Corp and flying off, changing in the clouds.
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Averted. The giant bees are pretty much harmless, though they do mistake Pan for their queen. The baby bees are the cutest things ever, though.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Baby, in Vegeta's body. He alters it more and more over time.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: Played straight with the Three-Star and Four-Star Dragons. Three-Star has powers over ice, and Four-Star has powers over fire. Three-Star is bad, Four-Star is good. They're twin brothers, by the way.
* EvilKnockoff: Dr. Gero and Dr. Myu create a new Android 17 in Hell and [[TechnoBabble somehow]] use him to open a portal to Earth.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Played with. Baby is high-pitched, but some of the Shadow Dragons are extremely deep.
* EvolvingCredits: About halfway through the series, the opening credits, which originally ended with Goku, Pan, and Trunks beating up some mechanical giant, now ended with the three of them fighting Baby, [[FridgeLogic even after the Baby arc ended]].
* ExpositoryThemeTune:
** The Blue Water Dub version of "Dan Dan", but not the Funimation version.
** The rap that Funimation used in the initial [=DVD=] release.
* {{Facepalm}}: Vegeta's reaction after seeing Goku lose against an harmless boy in episode 41.
* FanService[=/=]FanDisservice: A close-up of Pan's butt and a fawn trying to breastfeed from her, as well as her shirt.
* {{Fiction 500}}: Bulma, Trunks and Vegeta. Need a spaceship to save the Earth? Ok. Need an even bigger spaceship? Ok. Need a mobile Blutz Wave Generator within a day? Gotcha.
* FightMagnet: Goku, as usual.
* FinalBattle: Every BigBad gets one.
* FiveBadBand: this is what Goku's friends and family become after Baby brainwashed them:
** [[BigBad The Big Bad]]: Vegeta.
** TheDragon: [[MadScientist Bulma.]]
** [[TheBrute The Brutes]]: Gohan, Goten and Trunks.
** [[EvilGenius The Evil Genius]]: Dende.
** [[DarkChick The Dark Chicks]]: Bra, Videl and Chichi.
** In Super 17 saga:
*** BigBad: Dr. Myu.
*** TheDragon: Super 17.
*** EvilGenius: Dr. Gero.
*** TheBrute: Cell.
*** DarkChick: Frieza.
* FranchiseZombie: ''Z'' already had signs of this, but Toriyama no longer had any hand in the story outside of a basic outline.
* FreezeFrameBonus: At one point, Chichi slaps Baby-possessed Goten so hard that he goes careening past a shelf and knocks over two pictures. One of them is a generic picture of Bulma, Vegeta, and their kids, but the other is of tiny, [[Anime/DragonBallZ DBZ]]-aged Bra being held by Vegeta and pulling his face into a really annoyed smile.
* GainaxEnding: Clear proof that ''GT'' was a very rushed concept. What happens to Goku in the last 2 episodes is inexplicable and [[ShrugOfGod there's no official explanation]]. He's finished, then he's dead and he talks to the world, then suddenly he's alive again, then in base form he cannot be killed by Omega (there's not even a halo to give us any idea), then after the bomb's thrown, he's apparently dead again and brought back to life, then he leaves. Vegeta knows something's up, then suddenly we see Goku's clothes left on the ground (that shot is chronologically out of sequence and is shown at the end of the next couple of events). DBZ's version of NoBodyLeftBehind doesn't leave clothes behind. But then he's off to visit Roshi and Piccolo still fully clothed, and both also know something's changed about him, but "Are you...?" is not very helpful. When they take their eyes off him for a second, there's suddenly no one there, which is almost creepy. Then for some reason the Dragon Balls merge into Goku, then he disappears. Where does he go? What happened to him? He doesn't return for 100 years, and, if you leave aside what you saw in A Hero's legacy, it's not clear if he's alive or dead (and, if he's alive, why he's only aged about 30-40 years instead of the full 100). To top it all off, he doesn't even seem bothered by the fact that almost everyone he knew is dead. It doesn't add up to his fate in ''A Hero's Legacy''. Goku ''is'' clearly no more and it makes it appear like the whole cast just passed on when their time was up. However, ''A Hero's legacy'' was made earlier just after the Baby Saga and they intended Goku to be clearly dead by this point and be the SpiritAdvisor to Goku Jr. At that time, no one had any idea how ''GT ''was going to end or just how they were going to get there. Seriously.
* GenerationalSaga: Finishing the one started in the last two works.
* TheGlassesComeOff: Gohan and his utterly pointless glasses. He takes those off and you're about to learn why you don't mess with him.
* AGlassOfChianti: Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu celebrate the successful first part of their plan with a toast.
* GottaKillThemAll: Destroy the 7 the evil dragons to purify the Dragon Balls.
* GrandFinale: Well was meant to be one for the franchise anyway. It does bring some closure to the series then the ''Z'' series did if nothing else.
* GroundPunch: Naturon Shenron can punch the ground to cause energy beams to shoot out from it. He seems to have control over the general area it'll pop out from but not a specific location.
* GrowingMusclesSequence
* HalfHumanHybrid: And how! Bra, Trunks, Gohan and Goten. Pan is a [=3/4ths=] human, and Goku Jr. is either 1/16 or maybe more Saiyan that that (you know, on the off chance the [=Pan/Trunks=] shippers are right).
* HappyFlashback: Used to get Goku under control when he was giant, golden ape.
* HappilyMarried: Vegeta and Bulma, Gohan and Videl, 18 and Krillin.
* HarmlessFreezing: Via the Three-Star Dragon.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Four-Star Dragon]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Piccolo (twice, once after he's dead), Buu, 18 tries, possibly Earth Android 17, and others. The Four-Star Dragon dies to save Goku.]]
* HellOnEarth: The LegionsOfHell return in the Super 17 arc. Also, Cell and Frieza have their own trap for Goku turned against them in Hell.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The Tuffles. They were a peaceful people (according to [[UnreliableNarrator Baby]] and King Kai), who were almost completely wiped out by the Saiyans (who may or may not have been previously enslaved). So they created Baby, who plans on turning the entire galaxy into Tuffles. Nice, you went from genocidees to genociders.
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Their Own Petard]]: Dr. Gero ([[RunningGag again]]) and Dr. Myu, at the hands of Super 17.
* HomeworldEvacuation: When Earth is set to explode by the effect of the Black Star Dragon Balls, everyone is evacuated to the nearby planet Plant, which had just been placed on Earth's orbit.
* HowDoIShotWeb: Hey Goku, you got your tail back. Too bad nobody told you you need to use Earth to turn into a Giant Golden Ape, then get yourself under control to become a Super Saiyan 4.
* HulkingOut
* IneffectualDeathThreats: Pan threatens to kill Giru all the time, to the point where it doesn't make any sense that he's even scared anymore.
* InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: Each BigBad was mainly taken out by Goku, with both him and them too powerful for anyone else. The best thing they could do was lend him their power and stand there.
* InvoluntaryShapeshifting
* ItsPersonal: Here's an FYI - don't mess with humanity. Otherwise, you'll anger Goku. An angry Goku is a very, very dangerous Goku.
* JustAKid: Both Goku and Pan get this, though only one of them is truly a kid. The other one is pushing 60, and finds it pretty annoying.
* KiAttacks
* KidAppealCharacter: Pan is a Type 3. Even if she'd get destroyed in the main fight, she still tends to try, and if she's not doing that, there's a good chance she's doing something else on her own, which tends to help out ([[spoiler:pursuing Giru, finding and saving the kid who was possessed by Baby, and calming Goku down while he was a Golden Great Ape are all good examples]]).
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Piccolo stays behind on [[EarthShatteringKaboom the exploding Earth]] so that the Black Star Dragon Balls cannot be used again. He cannot be revived without the Black Star Dragon Balls coming back, so he stays dead.]]
* KingOfAllCosmos
* KnightOfCerebus: General Rilldo. Up until he showed up, nobody [[spoiler:other than Luud's high priest]] died, and the overall tone was still more silly than serious.
* TheLastDance: [[spoiler:Vegeta, Trunks, Goten, and Gohan all making one last attempt to kill Syn/Omega]]
* LegoGenetics: Baby's creation. Mixing the DNA of a synthetic organism with your leader? Sure, why not?
* LetteredSequel: Probably continuing the anime title change from ''Z'' to ''GT'', at least what the letters stand for is clear in this series.
* LikeABadassOutOfHell: All the villains who have ever died break out of hell, kicking the asses of everyone who was supposed to stop this kind of thing. Then they realize [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind that they forgot to level grind]], and get their asses sent straight home.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Goku and Vegeta act like this after things begin to go downhill against Omega Shenron. Much to the latter's enjoyment.
* LimitedWardrobe: Everyone.
* LittleMissSnarker: Pan, at times.
* LittleStowaway: Pan. The reason they don't take her home is because she takes the device that would let them go home and easily keeps it a away from the out of practice, not to mention larger, Trunks. Goku refuses to interfere with it, and she finally drops it down her shirt (which, when you think about it, shouldn't work), causing Trunks to give up.
* LivingProp: Bra does about three things in ''GT''. Get Vegeta to shave that awful facial hair, make Vegeta take her shopping, and give some power to Baby. About the only reason they included her seems to be to give her something to do, since Toriyama introduced her in the next-to-last chapter of the [[Manga/DragonBall manga]].
* MagicMusic: The Para Para Brothers.
* MagicPants : Super Saiyan 4, the form with its own instant tailor. Works both back and forth. Vegeta even gets gloves and a leather belt to match.
* MakeRoomForTheNewPlot: The last few Black Star Dragon Balls are found alot faster and easier so that the heroes will return to Earth, discovering Baby has taken it over.
* MaleGaze: Pan has had at least one awkward close-up of her butt. The fact that she might be as young as ten didn't stop the crew.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Dr. Myuu to Doltaki and Mutchie, beginning the transition to the Baby Saga.
* MechaMooks: Dr. Myu's forces. Though, it turns out, at least some of them had souls (Like Rilldo).
* MiracleGroMonster: The Five-Star Dragon ("Rage Shenron").
* MisplacedRetribution: Baby's attack on Goku, Trunks, Pan, Vegeta and the other people with Saiyan blood, as well as all of humanity, and he plans to attack the entire galaxy. This is all revenge for what the Saiyans did to the Tuffles. Vegeta and Goku were not even born yet (and Vegeta would have been a baby if he was), the others were certainly not born yet, the rest of the galaxy wasn't involved, and Frieza killed all the Saiyans who could have been there in a combat role (as in, not babies). Basically, he's taking out his anger over what King Vegeta and Bardock's generation did on their kids, grandkids, great grandkids, friends, family members, fellow inhabitants of the Earth and fellow inhabitants of the universe. Both Goku and Pan flat out tell this to Baby. [[RevengeBeforeReason He doesn't care]].
* MrFanservice: Trunks is an in-universe example with [[OfficeLady all the women]] (And [[ContinuityNod Otokosuki]]) of Capsule Corp. lusting after him as he walks the halls of the company.
* TheMole: After arriving on Planet M2, it's revealed that Giru was working for the bad guys all along. [[spoiler: Except it turns out he wasn't and that he ''was'' working for the good guys, by deceiving Rilldo and the Machine Mutants. So he was actually a ReverseMole.]]
* MonsterOfTheWeek: In an interesting display of symmetry, the show used this format in the Black Star Saga (the first arc) and the Shadow Dragon Saga (the final arc).
* MoodWhiplash: Often caused by trying to accommodate both early Dragon Ball's comedic tone and the more serious action of ''Z''. The worst offender is by far the Shadow Dragon Saga.
* MrExposition:
** Trunks when he explains ThePlan he used on Planet [=M2=].
** Baby when he tells his personal history to Vegeta.
* [[MyDadCanBeatUpYourDad My Husband Is Hotter Than Your Husband]]: Chi-Chi and Bulma fight over which Super Saiyan 4 is hotter when Vegeta first transforms.
* NiceHat: Pan's fisherman's hat in episode 64 and ''A Hero's Legacy''.
* NeverForgottenSkill: Played with quite oddly. After being turned back into a kid, Goku is unable to use his Instant Transmission technique and Trunks theorizes that since Goku is a kid again, he can't use any technique he learned when he was an adult. However, Goku pulls off the techniques of flying, turning Super Saiyan, and sensing energy with little difficulty...despite the fact that he never learned them back when he was a kid.
* NeverMyFault: Bulma manages to blame Goku for starting the cycle of searching for the Dragon Balls, when he didn't even know what they did until he met her.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Vegeta regrows his tail when he gets bombarded with Bluntz Waves.
* NewSeasonNewName
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The constant overuse of the Dragon Balls over the course of ''Dragon Ball'' and ''Dragon Ball Z'' is what causes the creation of the Shadow Dragons.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Baby does this, having used the Black Star Dragon Balls to bring back Planet Plant. Because of this, and the year long (well, just about) reign afterwards, by the time he's dead, Earth has two weeks left. Luckily, there's still a planet just sitting there, as well as a giant spacecraft and Super Saiyan 4 Goku, who can use instant transmission. So, had Baby used that wish for something like immortality or even just Planet Plant in it's old place, Earth would have been screwed.
* NoEndorHolocaust: Earth is so lucky this universe ignores physics. For one thing, it would be bombarded with the remnants of... itself, from the last two times it exploded. For another thing, if a planet were as close as the restored Planet Plant in real life, the gravity of the two would first pull them to the point where they'd be slightly elongated. Second, their gravity would pull them towards each other. The two would then collide, doing massive damage to both. A very popular theory these days is that Earth used to be a Superearth, a giant Earthlike planet almost completely covered in oceans. Then it hit a Earth-sized planet. The chunks left over from the two gave us the moon, and the Earth became what it is today (after millions of years of pulling itself together).
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Pan's date in the first episode. He's not exactly a fan of her kicking the asses of a group of bank robbers and saving (what she thinks is a) small child.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Super Android 17 and Syn/Omega Shenron love this way of fighting.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Majuub gets [[spoiler:turned into chocolate and chewed up, yet lives.]]
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: At one point, Pan, Goku and Trunks get so close to a sun that, by all scientific information available, their ship should have melted and they should have instantly been burnt to a crisp.
* NoSavingThrow: Earth Android 17 vs. Hell Fighter 17, when Earth 17 attacks Krillin and 18.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: A few of the Shadow Dragons.
* TheNthDoctor:
** In the FUNimation dub, Goku is played by Stephanie Naldony in his kid form, Creator/SeanSchemmel in his [=SSJ4=] transformation and Shane Ray in his Golden Ape transformation.
** In the same dub, Syn Shenron is initially voiced by Bob Carter, but his VA switches to Creator/ChristopherSabat when he transforms into Omega Shenron.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The Seven-Star Dragon ("Naturon Shenron").
* OddlyCommonRarity: In ''Dragon Ball Z'', the need for a spaceship was something really, really bad. Not even Capsule Corp could pull that off. Now, Capsule Corp can build spacecraft within the week, complete with extras like a flatscreen TV.And that's when it takes off before it's even ready.
* OffModel: Nearly the ''entire'' series. When it comes to Z, there were quite a lot of off-model moments, but when it came to scenes directly off manga material, you could see the difference. GT's art seems to be a case of Toei being lazy; it barely resembles the sharp, angled art style Toriyama employed by the end of the manga.
* OlderThanTheyLook:
** Goku. It's apparently a Saiyan trait. Even ''before'' turning into a kid, he's supposedly in his 40s-50s, and yet barely looks any older than in the Cell saga of ''Z''. Immediately after being reverted to child size, he makes a reference to CompulsorySchoolAge in the Funimation dub.
** Vegeta, for the same reason (as he's the only other full-blooded Saiyan left). He's 5 years older than Goku, meaning he's mid to late 50s by now.
** Despite looking like a little kid, Pan might actually be somewhere in her early teens. It depends on how long you think the TimeSkip between ''Z'' and ''[=GT=]'' is (according to the original Japanese, it's 5 years after the end of ''DBZ'', which was 10 years after the Buu Saga).
** Bulma looks 40, when she's more around mid 50s.
* OminousWalk
* TheOmnipotent: The Dragon of the Black-Star Dragon Balls. He lacks the limits of the other Dragons, even.
* OneTrueSequence: The first time Goku and the others meet the Para Para Brothers. Of all the Dragon Balls for them to find, they find the only one that the heroes just found at the same time.
%%* OneWingedAngel
* OnlyICanKillHim: Someone other than Goku is trying to kill the BigBad, but Goku wants to fight alone.
%%* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
* OurHeroIsDead: Following Goku's initial loss to Baby Vegeta.
* OverprotectiveDad: Possibly Vegeta. It's up to the viewer whether he attacked the teenage punks because they made fun of him or whether he didn't like them hitting on his daughter... [[TakeAThirdOption or both.]]
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Anyone who isn't [=SS4=] Goku or Vegeta is pretty much helpless as your average innocent bystander by the end.
* OvertookTheSeries: It's anime-only continuation after the manga ended.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Think of it like this: The weakest Z-Fighter, Pan, is stronger than Dr Gero.
* PGExplosives
* PlanetOfHats: [[UnreliableNarrator According to Baby]], the Tuffles were a planet of peace-loving, kindhearted people.
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: Goku has no objections to being naked. Pan does.
* PlotHole: The entirety of the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Headscratchers/DragonBallGT Headscratchers page]] makes you wonder how the series was even possible at all.
* PornStache: Vegeta. Then Bra informs him it's awful, and he shaves it.
* PostScriptSeason: Times Two. The show itself is a PostScriptSeason for ''Dragon Ball Z'', while everything after the Baby Arc is a (very, very good) PostScriptSeason for the show itself.
* PowerGlows: The Four-Star Dragon, in his red form.
* PowerLimiter: Goku's power drops along with his size. Not to the same level he was at when he was actually a kid, but he he loses key abilities like the Super Saiyan transformations and Instant Transmission.
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow
* ThePowerOfFriendship: Tends to be what allows Goku to win, though his friends mainly sit on the sidelines before and after.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner
* PrivatelyOwnedSociety: Imecka.
* PsychoticSmirk: Possessed Trunks.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom
* PunnyName: Don Kee (it makes more sense in Japanese, where he's "Don Kia", a pun on ''akindo'', meaning "merchant").
* PutOnABusToHell: Piccolo, quite literally. ''After he's already dead.'' But on the other hand he went himself there on purpose, actually prefers being there and uses his newfound position to guard Hell as seen at the end.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad / TeamRocket: The Para Para Bros.
* RealSongThemeTune: In marked contrast to earlier series, ''GT'' used random pop songs from popular Japanese artists of TheNineties, including the late Izumi Sakai (a.k.a. ZARD), idol Shizuka Kudou, and pop staples DEEN, WANDS, and Field of View. They're fairly memorable, but they really have absolutely nothing to do with the series in terms of lyrical content.
* RecycledPremise: The Tuffle Arc is recycled almost entirely from ''Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans''. Baby is a rather obvious expy of Hatchiyack being a tuffle creation who seeks to avenge his race by any means necessary.
* RecycledInSpace: For the first arc, the early ''Manga/DragonBall'' series [[foldercontrol]]

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* RedAlert: Giru has a tendency for this. ''"Danger! Danger! Pan! Danger!"''
* RedundantRescue: [[spoiler:When Goku and Pan try to "save" Trunks from being stuck as a metal... thing.]]
* ReligionOfEvil: The worshipers of Luud.
* RetiredBadass: Gohan, Videl, Goten, Trunks, Piccolo and quite a few other characters.
* {{Revenge}}: Baby's primary motive.
* RobotBuddy: Giru.
* SceneryGorn: most of the battles with the Dragons have place in the middle of some ruins of modern cities.
* ScreamingWarrior
* SeparatedFromTheAdults: The many, many times Pan's separated from everyone else.
* SerialEscalation: All of the villains are much stronger than Freezer. Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta stands out the most; he has been named as the single most powerful character in the Dragon Ball universe.
* SeriesContinuityError: After Gohan was given the ultimate power-up by the Elder Kaioshin in ''Dragon Ball Z'', he was told that he no longer needed the [[SuperMode Super Saiyan]] transformation. Yet here he uses it.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Giru has a tendency to become incapacitated whenever the BigBad rears their ugly head.
* ShootTheHostage: in an attempt to stop Super 17's rampage, Pan and Giru manage to block Dr. Gero and threaten him with death. Sadly, because Dr. Myuu secretly modified Hell Fighter 17 in order to make him respond to his and his only orders, Super 17 doesn't recognize Gero as his boss anymore. Which leads to Gero's nth death at the hand of one of his creations.
* ShoutOut:
** When the heroes get encased in metal, they look [[Franchise/StarWars pretty familiar]].
** The Planet Gelbo features a native species of pointy eared humanoids. Its original name, Kerubo is an anagram of "Borukeno", which is a Japanese spelling of the word [[Franchise/StarTrek Vulcan/Vulcano]].
* [[SignificantAnagram Significant Acrostic]]: The American names for the Shadow Dragons start with the letters S-H-E-N-R-O-N. Specifically note that the letters are in Dragon Ball order too (for example The 1 star dragon being "'''S'''yn Shenron" and the 7 star dragon being "'''N'''aturon Shenron").
* SinsOfOurFathers: Baby is out for revenge against the Saiyans, of whom Goku and Vegeta are the only full blooded survivors. And he willingly states this word by word when he's telling Vegeta his backstory.
* SissyVillain: Lord Don Key of Imecka, and Master Doltaki the "Oracle" of Lord Luud.
%%* SlidingScaleOfAnimeObscurity: Level 1.
%%* SlidingScaleOfVillainEffectiveness
* SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass: Nova Shenron summons a giant lens and use it to fire an extremely hot sunbeam.
* SoleSurvivor: Baby, to the Tuffles.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Quite a few of the songs used in DBGT's soundtrack, including the OP and Ending songs, are pretty blatantly romantic in nature. While Goku and Pan do love each other very much, its probably not even remotely in that way, and it doesn't really fit any part of the series at that. They are still very good songs, nonetheless.
* SpaceBrasilia: The ruins of the city seen on M-2 are clearly this, just with a long period of abandonment after the apocalypse.
* SpecsOfAwesome: Gohan
* SpitTake: Vegeta's reaction, after Bulma tells him she can make him a [=SSJ4=].
* StealthBasedMission: The Don Kee story arc features an episode like this.
* SuperMode: While ''Z'' only went to level 3 of the transformation, ''GT'' in particular is notable for introducing Super Saiyan 4, which is so powerful that a Saiyan must become a Golden Great Ape before attaining this form, and unlike all others, this form involves a Saiyan keeping their hair dark but having a copious amount of it as well as growing red fur all over their body and regrowing their Saiyan tail if it's missing.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: [=SS4 Goku=], and Golden Great Ape Goku. [=GGA=] is just plain destructive, but [=SS4=], at least the first time it's used, is like the first time Goku went Super Saiyan, only even more serious.
* SuperStrongChild: Pan, Goku again (though only biologically).
* TeamDad: Trunks to Pan, Goku and Giru in the first saga.
* ThemeTuneRap: Infamously for the broadcast version of the FUNimation dub (the rap is not featured in the DVD set).
* ThisWayToCertainDeath: Under the Black Star Dragon Balls is a whole bunch of skeletons. One must wonder, were those people there for the Dragon Balls, or did [[WebVideo/DragonBallAbridged Mr. Popo just need to get rid of some bodies?]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: [[VillainDecay Cell and Frieza]].
* TimeshiftedActor:
** In both English dubs, Goku's actor changes as he shifts between his child and adult/[=SSJ4=] bodies.
** In the Funimation dub, Pan's actress changes during the flashbacks from when she was a toddler. Oddly, this is averted with old lady Pan, who has the same VA as 10-year-old Pan.
* TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential: The Kais think Goku's in for this after his first defeat by Baby Vegeta. Played with in a sense, as all Goku needs to unlock his potential is to have his tail grow, in a particularly painful manner involving a pair of pliers.
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Subverted in the end during the final battle with Omega. [=SS4=] Gogeta completely had him outmatched in every way, but when the fusion [[DiabolusExMachina wore off sooner than they expected]] (likely the [=SS4=] form was straining the fusion), Omega would not and did not allow them to fuse again, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy interrupting them whenever they tried]].
* TrashTalk: Goku to Pilaf in the Blue Water dub, after the latter says he would have easily defeated Goku back in [[BlatantLies the old days when Pilaf was the bigger of the two]].
-->'''Adult Goku:''' Even as a child, I don't ''ever'' recall being shorter than you.
* TokenMiniMoe: Pan.
* TrueCompanions
* TurtleIsland: Or, in this case, Croc Mountain.
* {{Understatement}} In an episode when Chi-Chi freaks out when Goku doesn't know about the Dragon Ball on his head. Gohan's response:
--> '''Gohan:''' She finally cracked.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: The bank robbers(?) in the first episode. They had no clue that Pan was more badass than all of them combined.
* UnholyNuke: The Revenge Death ball, powered by the hate of Baby's followers. Also [[FinalBoss Omega Shenron]]'s negative energy ball, made from all the bad karma left over from all the sins on Earth.
* UnreliableNarrator: When Baby gives us the history of the interaction of his people, it's clear that he's slightly biased.
* UnstoppableRage
* VagueAge: Pretty much everyone since it's never entirely established how many years have passed between ''Z'' and ''[=GT=]'' (the ''[[AllThereInTheManual GT Perfect File]]'' companion books give it as 5 years, but certain dates appear to be reckoned assuming a decade since the end of ''Z''). For example, fan sites have placed Pan anywhere from 10 to 14.
* VerbalTic: ''Giru Giru Giru''.
* VerbalTicName: Giru. He initially introduces himself as [[YouAreNumberSix T2006]], which prompt them to rename him after his verbal tic simply because it's easier.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Pan does this with the spaceship's keys, though it seems unlikely that she would be able to pull this off.
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Painfully apparent when the old villains escape from Hell. Vegeta defeats Nappa without even trying, and Goku beats Freeza and Cell effortlessly in spite of the trap they set for him.
* VillainTeamUp: [[RhymesOnADime Freeza and Cell in Hell]] (along with Dr. Gero and Dr. Myu in Hell, and other people in Hell).
* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption
* TheWallsAreClosingIn
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Syn Shenron.
* WaxOnWaxOff: Old Kai has Goku unlock his hidden power by making him operate a giant coffee grinder. Somewhat subverted as the actual goal was simply to regrow Goku's tail, and the training is quickly abandoned for the faster solution of simply forcing the tail out with a pair of pliers.
* WeaksauceWeakness: The Five-Star Dragon [[spoiler:gets his ass kicked by rain.]]
* WhamEpisode: "The Greatest Surprise" and "The Shadow Dragons".
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What happened to Planet [=Plant/Vegeta=]? Is it just following Earth around? Did they blow it up? Seriously, there's a planet right next to Earth, in Earth's orbit. What happened to it? What ever became of the killer robots in possession of an industrial complex encompassing the entirety of Planet M-2?
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Giru is treated like a full character, having started out as a good guy. However, he's still a Machine Mutant. The rest of the Machine Mutants are killed without any moral problems, despite the fact that the are clearly sentient.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The Machine Mutants are treated like your standard mooks. That is to say, slaughtered. FridgeHorror sets in when you remember that they're all sentient, and at least some, like Rilldo, have souls. This is also evoked when Giru first joins the team. Pan starts threatening Giru after he assimilated their Dragon Radar, when Trunks stops her. She tries to say he's JustAMachine, but Trunks explains that because the little robot is clearly experiencing fear, it must be sentient, and should be treated as such.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Baby Vegeta worries he'll become this in exchange for the power to match [=SSJ4=] Goku, and it is subverted when he reveals he still can talk and reason... but not for long, as he slowly but surely begins to lose his grip on sanity, as a result of both his unnaturally enhanced power and his maniacal obssession to kill Goku at the expense of everything else, even his own planet.
* WorthyOpponent: The Four-Star Dragon and Ledgic.
* [[YouCanKeepHer You Can Keep Him]]: In the first episode, a group of criminals tie up Goku, and call Caspule Corp, hoping to ransom him. Vegeta answers, listens to their demands, then nonchalantly states "You can keep him."
* YouCantThwartStageOne
* ZettaiRyouiki: Bra.


!!A Hero's Legacy Contains Examples of:

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Puck.
* BringMyBrownPants
* TheBully: Puck
* CoolOldLady: [[spoiler:Pan]].
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Puck]].
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: From the get-go, anyone remotely familiar with the show knows that Goku Jr. isn't going to get the resolution he wants in his quest (not directly, anyway), because he has no idea how the Dragon Balls work and just assumes one will do the trick. [[spoiler:The original Goku]] even points it out at the end, and is surprised Pan never explained how they work. Of course, thematically, getting the Dragon Ball was never really the point.
* TheFairFolk
* FatBastard: Puck.
* FireForgedFriends: Goku Jr. and Puck.
* HappyEnding
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Puck]].
* IdenticalGrandson: Goku Jr. Technically, he's Goku's Great Great Great Great Grandson (according to the final episode of ''GT'', anyway; he just calls Pan "grandma" in the special). However, while looking exactly like Goku, he has a completely different personality.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Puck.
* LovableCoward: Goku Jr.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Two of the forest demons let flirting distract them from their goal.
* NeverMessWithGranny: [[spoiler:Pan.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Pan definitely looks old, but nowhere near her actual age of 110-114.]]
* OverlyLongGag: Great-great-great...
* RopeBridge
* SinisterScimitar: Lord Yao.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Aired shortly after the Baby arc was finished. Minus the presence of [[spoiler:Pan]] and a minor connection to [=GT=]'s final episode, it really doesn't have the feel of the series.
* SpiritAdvisor: [[spoiler:The original Goku]] is briefly this to Goku Jr. after he finds the Dragon Ball.
* TrainingFromHell
* WellDoneSonGuy: [[spoiler:Pan]] fears that Goku Jr. may feel this way and blames herself for not being more supportive of him.
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