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[[center: [- [[Characters/DragonBall Main Character Index]] | '''Main Characters''' | [[Characters/DragonBallSonGoku Son Goku]] ([[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesAToC A-C]], [[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesDToH D-H]], [[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesIToO I-O]], [[Characters/DragonBallSonGokuTropesPToZ P-Z]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallBulma Bulma]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMasterRoshi Master Roshi]] | [[Characters/DragonBallYamcha Yamcha]] | [[Characters/DragonBallChiChi Chi-Chi]] | [[Characters/DragonBallKrillin Krillin]] | [[Characters/DragonBallTienShinhan Tien Shinhan/Tenshinhan]] | [[Characters/DragonBallPiccolo Piccolo]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSonGohan Son Gohan]] | [[Characters/DragonBallVegeta Vegeta]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFutureTrunks Future Trunks]] | [[Characters/DragonBallAndroids17And18 Androids 17 and 18]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMrSatan Mr. Satan/Hercule]] | [[Characters/DragonBallVidel Videl]] | [[Characters/DragonBallBeerus Beerus]] | [[Characters/DragonBallWhis Whis]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSupportingCast Supporting Cast]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZGTSupportingCast Z/GT Supporting Cast]] | [[Characters/DragonBallTournamentCharacters Tournament Characters]] | [[Characters/DragonBallOthers Other Characters]] ([[Characters/DragonBallSaiyans Saiyans]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallOriginalSeriesVillains Original Series Villains]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZVillains DBZ Villains]] ([[Characters/DragonBallFrieza Freeza/Frieza]] [[[Characters/DragonBallFriezasEmpire Frieza's Empire]]] | [[Characters/DragonBallCell Cell]] | [[Characters/DragonBallMajinBuu Majin Buu]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallZMovieVillains DBZ Movie Villains]] ([[Characters/DragonBallBroly Broly]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallGTVillains GT Villains]] | [[Characters/DragonBallSuper Super]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse7 Universe 7]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse2 Universe 2]] ([[Characters/DragonBallRibrianne Brianne de Chateau/Ribrianne]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse3 Universe 3]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse4 Universe 4]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse6 Universe 6]] ([[Characters/DragonBallChampa Champa]] | [[Characters/DragonBallVados Vados]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFrost Frost]] | [[Characters/DragonBallCabba Cabba]] | [[Characters/DragonBallHit Hit]] | [[Characters/DragonBallCaulifla Caulifla]] | [[Characters/DragonBallKale Kale]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse9 Universe 9]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse10 Universe 10]] | [[Characters/DragonBallUniverse11 Universe 11]] ([[Characters/DragonBallToppo Toppo]] | [[Characters/DragonBallJiren Jiren]]) | [[Characters/DragonBallZeno Zen'o]] | [[Characters/DragonBallGokuBlack Goku Black]] | [[Characters/DragonBallZamasu Zamasu]] | [[Characters/DragonBallHeroes Heroes]] | [[Characters/DragonballHeroesVillains DBH Villains]] | [[Characters/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman Jaco the Galactic Patrolman]] | [[Characters/DragonBallXenoverse Xenoverse]] | [[Characters/DragonBallLegends Legends]] | [[Characters/DragonBallFighterz FighterZ]] ([[Characters/DragonBallAndroid21 Android 21]])]]-]

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In order of appearance.

[[folder:Son Goku]]
See Characters/DragonBallSonGoku

See Characters/DragonBallBulma

!!'''Oolong (ウーロン, ''Uuron'')'''
->'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Naoki Tatsuta
->'''Voiced by (English):''' Brad Jackson, Creator/BryanMassey (''Movie 1'', ''Kai'') (Creator/FUNimation); Alec Willows (''DB'' 1995, ''Z'' Seasons 1-2), Creator/ScottMcNeil (''Z Movie 3''), Richard Newman (''Z'' Seasons 4-9), Corby Proctor (''DB'' 2004) (Ocean/Blue Water); Dave Mallow (Harmony Gold); David Gasman (AB Groupe/"Big Green"); Apollo Abraham (Creative Products Corp., Philippines); Ray Chase (Bang Zoom!/Toonami Asia in ''Super'')
->'''Voiced by (Latin American):''' Ernesto Lezama ('''current voice'''), Arturo Mercado (begins in ep. 60 ''Z'', ''GT'' and ''Battle of the Gods'')

Originally a con artist who terrorized a small village using his shapeshifting powers, Oolong is a greedy, lecherous pig (literally); when Goku defeated him, Oolong joined him and Bulma in their search for the Dragon Balls. At first a useless whiner, Oolong later proved his worth by "stealing" Pilaf's wish from the Dragon Balls (by wishing for a pair of girl's panties). He and Puar were rivals in shapeshifting school, but because Oolong dropped out in kindergarten, his powers only allow him to stay transformed for five minutes.
* AccidentalTruth: After dealing with Goku's oozaru form, Oolong quips, "So what is he? Some kind of space alien?" Yup.
* AchillesHeel: He can only stay shapeshifted for five minutes. If he's shapeshifted for five minutes together (no matter how many forms he went through in that time span), he has to rest a minute before he can do it again. (Check his debut chapter in the manga: He can go straight from one form to another, so long as he hasn't used up all five minutes.)
* AdaptationalBadass: In the unofficial Chinese Movie ''Film/DragonBallTheMagicBegins'', Oolong (known as Piggy) has the ability to turn into Rambo (yes [[{{Rambo}} that Rambo]]).
* AdaptationSpeciesChange: Oolong is a piggish human in the unofficial movie ''Film/DragonBallTheMagicBegins''.
* BigDamnHero: Oolong interrupted Pilaf's wish preventing Pilaf from becoming ruler of the world.
* BlackmailIsSuchAnUglyWord: How Bulma gets him to join the adventure. She slips him a drug that acts as a laxative every time he hears whistling.
* BringMyBrownPants: Often pissed himself in fear in the manga.
* ChekhovsGag: His wish for panties ends up coming up again in [=GT=] when it turned out the Six-Star Dragon's existence came from it. How embarrassing.
* ChivalrousPervert: At least he ''thinks'' of himself as chivalrous. The pervert part is ''completely accurate'' however.
* CompositeCharacter: If you're familiar with ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', Oolong actually has elements of both Zhu Bajie ("Piggy/Pigsy") ''and'' Sun Wukong ("Monkey"). He most directly references Zhu Bajie, being a lecherous, gluttonous pig-monster - his initial encounter is even an adaptation of how Zhu Bajiei is recruited in JttW. However, his adeptness at shapeshifting is a trait taken from Son Wukong[[note]]Zhu Bajie could also shapeshift in JttW, but Son Wukong was much better at it and it was much more the monkey-spirt's go-to trick[[/note]], and likewise he has a magical restraining bolt (the "swee-trots" candy he ate, which causes him to suffer explosive diarrhea attacks if he hears whistling), which calls to mind Son Wukong's famous "headache handband".
* DeadpanSnarker: Mostly before he turns nicer.
* DemotedToExtra: Even though most characters in the series get demoted to extra sooner or later, Oolong is especially noteworthy because he is essentially the {{Tritagonist}} of the original arc of the series, but after that, he completely loses his importance to the plot. Even Puar at least gets a small role later during the fight against Uranai Baba's warriors, but Oolong? Restricted to the background and a few CombatCommentator lines here and there. Once the Saiyans show up, he's more or less out of the picture entirely.
* DidntThinkThisThrough: How else do you explain why he drugged Goku when he knew that Yamcha was out to rob them?
* DirtyCoward: Mostly in the earlier chapters of the series, especially before he considered Goku and the others as his true friend.
* DirtyKid: Puar explains that in the past Oolong was kicked out of "transformation kindergarten" for stealing the teacher's panties. Not only that, but he's actually ''three years younger'' than Goku, making him only 9 during the first arc of the original series. Bulma even lampshades it in the original Japanese:
-->'''Bulma''': What kind of kid acts like a middle-aged pervert?
* DubNameChange: Became "Mao Mao" in the Harmony Gold dub, presumably because of the Chinese uniform he originally wears.
* {{Expy}}: One of the more obvious ones among the early characters, as he's the clear equivalent to Zhu Bajie (aka "Piggy") from ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' in the group. A significant part of the reason he gets DemotedToExtra so badly is that he made less sense to keep on the further ''DB'' strayed from having ''anything'' to do with ''[=JttW=]''.
* IncompletelyTrained: He attended the same shapeshifting school as Puar, but was expelled for [[PantyThief stealing the teacher's panties]]. As a result, Oolong never mastered the technique and can only shapeshift for five minutes at a time before he needs a break.
* InformedAbility: His shapeshifting becomes this after ''Dragon Ball''.
* LarynxDissonance: in the Funimation dub, he has a deep voice. This fits in Z where Oolong is an adult, but is odd in the first series where Oolong is a child.
* ManIFeelLikeAWoman: In the first non-canon movie. When he transform in Bulma to fool Roshi (like in the original story), his first reaction is "chek" his new body embarassing Bulma.
* MessyPig: He may be more mentally than physically messy, but he qualifies nonetheless.
* NonHumanSidekick: The first of the series, before Yamcha pulled a HeelFaceTurn with Puar.
* PettingZooPeople: A walking, talking pig, and one of the first talking animals to play a big role.
* SpannerInTheWorks: He screwed Pilaf's wish for immortality by intervening.
* SmarterThanYouLook: He's the ''only'' one who recognizes Chichi when ShesAllGrownUp. And he had met her only ''once''.
* ThemeNaming: With Puar, after tea.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Oolong and Puar were classmates at the Shapeshifter Academy, due to dropping out earlier, Oolong can only hold his form for five minutes.

[[folder:Master Roshi]]
See Characters/DragonBallMasterRoshi

See Characters/DragonBallYamcha

!!'''Puar (プーアル, ''Puuaru'')'''
->'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Creator/NaokoWatanabe
->'''Voiced by (English):''' Monika Antonelli, Creator/BrinaPalencia (''Movie 1'', ''Kai'') (Creator/FUNimation); Kathy Morse (''DB'' 1995), Creator/CathyWeseluck (''Z''), Chris Simms (''DB'' 2004) (Ocean/Blue Water); Cheryl Chase (Harmony Gold); Jodi Forrest (AB Groupe/"Big Green")
->'''Voiced by (Latin American):''' Cristina Camargo (''DB'', ''Z'') , Creator/JesusBarrero (''DB'' epi. 5-60), Karen Vallejo (''Kai''), Desireé González (''Kai The Final Chapters''), Creator/IsabelMartinon (''Super'')

A shapeshifting cat-like creature and Yamcha's closest friend. Puar is fiercely loyal to Yamcha. Puar mostly just provides moral support to Goku and friends, but saved everyone the first time Goku transformed into a Great Ape by cutting off Goku's tail.
* AdaptationSpeciesChange: To Parrot in ''Film/DragonBallTheMagicBegins''.
* AmbiguousGender: In the Japanese version, Puar's gender is not directly referred to though it sometimes does use masculine pronouns. In the English version, Puar is referred to as a female on the few occasions when its gender is mentioned. This isn't the case in other translation such as the Portuguese translation which has Puar state himself as male on his introduction. Eventually Toriyama was asked about Puar's gender and he said he considered Puar male when writing the manga. The official Dragon Ball site lists Puar as female.
* BecomingTheMask: Just like Yamcha, they initially assisted Goku and the others in gathering the Dragon Balls with the intention of stealing them once they got all seven. It wasn't until the events at Pilaf's castle that Yamcha and Puar became friends with them for real.
* CuteKitten: Just look at their picture!
* DubNameChange: Became "Squeaker" in the Harmony Gold dub.
* DemotedToExtra: Puar went from shapshifting into items and animals in the original series to only being Yamcha's friend in ''Z.''
* EvilCounterpart: Seemingly to Oolong in the beginning, except Puar was ironically more moral!
* {{Flight}}: Puar can inexplicably fly.
* InformedAbility: Like Oolong, Puar doesn't use their shapeshifting abilities after the original series until ''Dragon Ball Super'' where she uses it to turn into [[spoiler: Beerus]].
* NonHumanSidekick: To Yamcha during their bandit days.
* SatelliteCharacter: Puar is mostly important in relation to Yamcha.
* RightHandCat: To Yamcha during his bandit days, though more sympathetic then most.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Alternately "Pu'erh", "Puaru".
* TalkingAnimal: Puar is less anthromorphic then Oolong.
* ThemeNaming: With Oolong, after tea.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Yamcha.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Oolong and Puar were classmates at the Shapeshifter Academy. Unlike Oolong, however, Puar finished his education there and thus can hold any form as long as he wants.

See Characters/DragonBallChiChi

[[folder: Krillin]]
See Characters/DragonBallKrillin

[[folder:Tien Shinhan / Tenshinhan]]
See Characters/DragonBallTienShinhan

[[folder:Chiaotzu / Chaozu]]

!!Chiaotzu (餃子, ''Chaozu'')

->'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Hiroko Emori
->'''Voiced by (English):''' Creator/RebeccaForstadt (Harmony Gold); Creator/CathyWeseluck (Ocean); Monika Antonelli, Creator/BrinaPalencia (''Kai'') (Creator/FUNimation); Sean Broadhurst (Blue Water); Jodi Forrest, Ed Marcus (AB Groupe/"Big Green")
->'''Voiced by (Latin American):''' Creator/PatriciaAcevedo '''(current voice)'''

Introduced in the second Tournament arc, Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu are initially rivals to Goku, Krillin, and Yamcha (as they belong to an opposing dojo to Roshi's). The two eventually become friends to our heroes after realizing the lack of honor in their own methods. They become instrumental in the the next few arcs following their introduction, but after the Saiyan Saga Chiaotzu becomes less important (and after the Cell Saga, so does Tenshinhan). By the Cell Saga they become side characters who are mentioned and seen frequently, but rarely do anything significant.
* AdaptationalBadass: Slightly, combined with ThrowTheDogABone. Chaozu in the manga never becomes anything close to important again after his SenselessSacrifice against Nappa. In the anime at least, he get's to show off his training under King Kai by mopping the floor with Guldo.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Its unclear if he's human or a JiangShi.
* AscendedExtra: He plays a much larger role in ''[[Anime/DragonBallMysticalAdventure Mystical Adventure]]''
* BalloonBelly: After eating a lot, being a BigEater like the rest of the cast.
* BloodKnight: Like Tien, he keeps training long after most of the cast left him in the dust. Whether he does so just to spend time with Tien or because he really do love to fight is debatable.
* BookDumb: He has trouble with basic math and can't tell left from right without pausing to think which hand he holds chopsticks in. Apparently, unlike Roshi, Shen doesn't bother providing his students with basic schooling.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: He tries to self-destruct on Nappa to keep Tien from being killed, knowing that he can't be wished back with the Dragon Balls. [[SenselessSacrifice Not only did his suicide attack do no damage to Nappa]], Tien dies soon after anyway trying to avenge his death.
* CantCatchUp: Gets hit with this worst than the other human characters. Chiaotzu literally gets left behind for the Cell Games.
* CharlieBrownBaldness: Has only one strand of hair on his head which he proudly displayed to annoy Krillin in his introduction.
* ChineseVampire: Has the appearance of a particularly cute one. Its [[AmbiguouslyHuman unclear]] if he's really a JiangShi or a human with the appearance of one.
* ConMan: ''Anime Only.'' Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu's first appearance in the anime shows them as a pair of travelling con artists. Also fits the subtrope of TheFixer for his tendency to rig the number draws at the World Martial Arts Tournaments.
%%* CreepyChild: He starts out as this. See TheSociopath below.
* DavidVsGoliath: Him against Nappa. [[spoiler: He loses.]]
* DeathFromAbove: During his fight with Krillin, Chiaotzu took advantage of his ability to fly to stay out of Krillin's reach and bombard him with his Dodon Ray.
* DemotedToExtra: In ''Z''.
* EnemyMine: After King Piccolo attacks, Krillin is dead, Yamcha has a broken leg and Goku is off trying to beat up Krillin's killer. Ergo, Tenshinhan and Chiaotzu get recruited by Roshi to gather the Dragon Balls before Piccolo gets to them.
** Tenshinhan notes this as much, saying even though he acknowledges his previous actions as wrong, he still considers himself and Chiaotzu as the Crane Hermit's students, and a simple ask for forgiveness won't be enough.
* EvilCounterpart: Was originally this to Krillin.
* FailureHero: In ''Z.'' The poor guy didn't get to show off his skills that much in Dragon Ball either.
* FragileSpeedster: Quite quick on his feet, in large due to his flight, but goes down quite easily if hit.
* FriendlyTarget: Chiaotzu dies three times in the manga, same as Krillin in that medium. And he's nowhere as important plot-wise (poor guy...).
* GlassCannon: He has an assortment of unusual, useful techniques and skills including telekinesis, telepathy, and flight, however he doesn't have much in the way of physical ability and is left pretty defenseless if an enemy can overcome his abilities.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Even after his TrainingFromHell alongside Tenshinhan, he's not considered strong enough to participate in the Cell Games.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Against Nappa.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Tien. They are almost always together and he sacrifice his life to try to save Tien from Nappa. The primary reason he turns against the Crane Hermit is because he ordered him to paralyze Tien so he can kill him. Chiaotzu refuses, saying he would obey any order from his master, but he can ''never'' harm Tien.
* KickTheDog: His and Tenshinhan's introduction chapter.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** Upon seeing Krillin for the first time, he insults Krillin for his height. Chiaotzu is even shorter than Krillin.
** Subverted humorously when he calls Krillin baldy. Krillin calls him out on this but he reveals he has a single strand of hair under his hat. Although Krillin states that hardly counts.
* KilledOffscreen: His third death wasn't shown, but it happened after Buu blew up Earth.
* KillTheCutie: He dies against both King Piccolo and Nappa.
* MasterApprenticeChain: He trained under the Crane School whose founder, Master Shen, studied under the same master as Roshi: Mutaito > Master Shen > Chiaotzu
* MoralityPet: To Tenshinhan during his villain days. Particularly notable in ''[[Anime/DragonBallMysticalAdventure Mystical Adventure]]''.
* MysteriousPast: What exactly is he? Is he a type of human or a alien hybrid like Tien? How did he come to meet Tien and the Crane Hermit? It doesn't help that Chiaotzu gets the least amount of screen time of the original cast.
* NoBodyLeftBehind: His second and third deaths. The former was due to performing a Kamikazee attack against Nappa, the latter was due to Buu blowing up Earth.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Aside from getting slightly taller in the Piccolo Jr Arc, he looks exactly the same throughout the entire series.
* OrderedToCheat: During the 22nd World Tournament, Tenshinhan finds that their master, the Crane Hermit, has been having Chaozu use his telekinesis to paralyze Goku during their fight.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Following the fight with Nappa, he doesn't fight anymore.
** KnowWhenToFoldEm: This being the main reason.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: A wise young Emperor in ''[[Anime/DragonBallMysticalAdventure Mystical Adventure]].''
* RedemptionDemotion: Post HeelFaceTurn, he is subjected to a lot of losses; Nappa's being the most notable
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Shorter than Krillin and Gohan, yet he still managed to be a Z-fighter.
* PsychicPowers: Demonstrates both telepathy and telekinesis.
* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: He needs to use his fingers to solve basic math problems, like 3 + 4. He also can't tell left from right without pausing to think about which hand he holds his chopsticks in. In exchange, he has telekinesis, telepathy, flight, etc.
* SatelliteCharacter: After his debut, he's mainly just there to be Tien's best friend. He has little to no effect on the plot aside from being a SacrificialLion ''twice'', and barely ever interacts with any of the other Z-fighters.
* SenselessSacrifice: During the Saiyan Saga, he self-destructs in an effort to [[TakingYouWithMe take Nappa with him]], knowing that the Dragon Balls can't bring him back to life again. Nappa survives without a scratch, and the other Z-Fighters are left horrified and grief-stricken that Chiaotzu died for nothing.
* SignatureMove: Dodon Ray, shared with all 3 other Crane related characters. He was also the first character to really showcase the flying technique[[note]]Technically, flying is the signature move of the Crane style, but Chaozu got the honor of demonstrating how hard it will wreck your opponent if they can't do it, too[[/note]], which (like Tenshinhan's Taiyouken / Solar Flare) quickly became a staple of the others' strategies.
* TheSociopath: He comes off as this since he shows almost no emotion in his first appearance, except for annoyance with some bits of sadistic happiness when he's fighting Krillin. This changed the minute the Crane Hermit ordered him to paralyze Tien so he can kill him. Chiaotzu refuses, saying that he will do anything his master says, but he can never hurt Tien.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Chaozu? Chiaotzu? Chaotzu? Gyouza? Chaos? Kaos (used by the original translation of the Spanish manga. No idea where they came up with that)?
* SurpassedTheTeacher: He surpasses Master Shen by the time of the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. He also surpasses Kami after training with him.
* SuperiorSuccessor: He becomes stronger than the Crane Hermit after training for the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. After training with Kami to fight the Saiyans, he becomes stronger than him too.
* TakingYouWithMe: Tries this on Nappa. It doesn't work.
* TookALevelInBadass: Shown best in his battle with Guldo, who nearly killed Gohan and Krillin. Chiaotzu managed to mop the floor with him in under a minute.
* TheStoic: At first he was very emotionless, but got more CuteBruiser after his HeelFaceTurn
* UseYourHead: Against Krillin. Master Shen even comments that Chiaotzu's head is as hard as a diamond.
* WeakButSkilled: Uses psychic powers due to having a lower endurance than his comrades.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Chiaotzu needs to use his hands for his psychic attacks. Krillin gets around this by asking him difficult math questions-- Chiaotzu needs to count on his fingers to solve 9 - 1. Chiaotzu attempts to counter with double-digit problems, but Krillin was taught math by Master Roshi, in ''addition'' to fighting!
* WeAreTeamCannonFodder: All the time. In the fight against Nappa, the poor little guy ''blew himself up'' and didn't make a DENT!
* TheWorfEffect: He loses a lot, the fight with Nappa being the prime example.

[[folder: Piccolo]]
See Characters/DragonBallPiccolo

[[folder: Son Gohan]]
See Characters/DragonBallSonGohan

[[folder: Vegeta]]
See Characters/DragonBallVegeta

[[folder: Future Trunks]]
See Characters/DragonBallFutureTrunks

[[folder: Androids 17 and 18]]
See Characters/DragonBallAndroids17And18

[[folder:Mr. Satan / Hercule / Mark]]
See Characters/DragonBallMrSatan

See Characters/DragonBallVidel

[[folder:Trunks Briefs]]

!!Trunks (トランクス, ''Torankusu'')
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->'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Creator/TakeshiKusao, Creator/HiromiTsuru (Baby)
->'''Kid Trunks voiced by (English):''' Creator/LauraBailey (''Z'', movies), Creator/AlexisTipton (''Super'') (Creator/FUNimation); Cathy Weseluck (Ocean), Creator/EricaMendez (Bang Zoom!/Toonami Asia in ''Super'')
->'''Adult Trunks voiced by (English):''' [[Creator/SkipStellrecht Henry Douglas Grey]] (''Final Bout''); Creator/EricVale (Creator/FUNimation); Allistair Abell (Ocean); Matthew Erickson (Blue Water)
->'''Baby Trunks voiced by (English):''' Stephanie Nadolny (''Z''), Creator/ColleenClinkenbeard (''Kai'') (Creator/FUNimation); Jodi Forrest (AB Groupe/"Big Green")
->'''Kid Trunks voiced by (Latin American):''' Gaby Willer '''(current voice)''', [[Creator/RocioGarcel Rocío Garcel]] (Baby)
->'''Adult Trunks voiced by (Latin American):''' Sergio Bonilla '''(current voice)'''

After Future Trunks visited the main timeline and averted the apocalyptic future, the Trunks of the main timeline was born. Unlike his Future counterpart, he's a brash, excitable thrill-seeker, no doubt thanks to his father being alive and present throughout his childhood. In addition, thanks to [[FireForgedFriends Vegeta and Goku's bonding during the Cell games,]] he's become close friends with Gohan and Goten, constantly getting into mischief with the latter. Despite this, he mellows out overtime by the ''Super'' sagas, and considerably in ''GT''--he has to when he's the CEO of Capsule Corporation in that show.

While not referred to as such in the main series, supplementary materials and merchandise typically refer to him as "Kid Trunks," "Present Trunks," or "GT Trunks" to distinguish him from his Future counterpart.
* NinetiesHair: He sports a mushroom cut most of the series.
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Both he and Goten achieved Super Saiyan form as children with very little effort, and no clue they'd done something remarkable.
* TheArtifact: Like his alternate, future self, his purple hair was probably inherited from Bulma (who had purple hair early on in the manga).
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Vegeta is around; what did you expect?
* BadassInANiceSuit: He may be the President of Capsule Corp, but he can still kick ass.
* BashBrothers: With Goten. They not only fight together, [[FusionDance they can fuse to become a whole new being]].
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Bulla. Despite initially wanting a little brother, Trunks quickly warms up to Bulla and becomes rather protective of her during ''Super''.
* BigEater: He can eat a mountain's worth of food like any Saiyan. Although he doesn't eat as much as his father or Goku and [[{{Understatement}} as he gets older his table manners are significantly better]].
* BloodKnight: Like all Saiyans, he loves to fight, especially his best friend Goten. He loses this aspect as a teen, preferring to go on dates(probably with Mai if Future Trunks is anything to go by) and mess with machinery.
* BlueBlood: Keep in mind his dad is the Prince of all Saiyans.
* BookDumb: "Super" shows that Trunks' intelligence and skill with machinery definitely came later in life, as he struggles with his schooling and has to rely on [[GeniusDitz Emperor Pilaf]] for help with understanding his classes and [[EpicFail can't tell a regular calculator from Bulma's spare parts]].
* BornLucky: He grew up in a peaceful era where the BadFuture never happened. It's his conversation with his future self that makes him realize he was lucky his life turned out this way, rather than having to constantly survive as being the last Saiyan bloodline left.
* BrattyHalfPint: What distinguishes him from Future Trunks, thanks to growing up in a time of peace (and having his father around).
* BrilliantButLazy: His fighting potential far surpasses that of Future Trunks(at least until Future Trunks showed massive improvement and acquired a new transformation), and he can become much stronger than his father. But he doesn't take the time to train outside of play fighting Goten or spending time with his dad. Vegeta all but calls him lazy in the last episodes of ''Z''. Vegeta also calls him and Goten out for this in Super, [[JerkassHasAPoint frustrated that they haven't learned to stop depending on each other for fighting]].
* ChildProdigy: Able to become a Super Saiyan at the age of eight, much sooner and more easily than Future Trunks, and more powerful than Frieza.
** Averted when it comes to academics. While his becoming a GadgeteerGenius like his mom is a ForegoneConclusion, his performance in his studies as a young boy in ''Super'' is laughably bad.
* CoolBigBro: In ''Super'', he absolutely adores his younger sister, Bulla. He even attempts to try changing her diaper himself (until he realized he didn't know how, and asked Vegeta for help).
* CoolSword: In the ''Wrath of the Dragon'' movie, Tapion gives him his sword as a parting gift. Some sources say it is the same as Future Trunks' sword.
** He's completely aware of how cool swords are in-universe and tries to imitate Future Trunks to impress Mai using a handsaw as a sword. [[EpicFail It ends up missing the mark.]]
* CrossdressingVoices: Noticeably averted in the Japanese version, since Takeshi Kusao voiced kid Trunks as well as Future Trunks.
* DemotedToExtra: Later on in ''GT'' and for most of Super outside of the Goku Black arc, although he lasted longer than most of the cast.
* DisguisedInDrag: Hilariously in ''GT'' as part of a BrideAndSwitch plan. [[DudeLooksLikeALady The groom is still interested in him even after the ruse is revealed.]]
* FamilyThemeNaming: The Briefs family (Bulma/Bloomer, Dr. Briefs, Trunks, Bra) are named after undergarments.
* {{Foil}}:
** To Goten. They're both sons to some of the most powerful beings in the universe, but while Trunks is born into privilege, Goten is born into a common family that is somewhat poor. Goten is also very silly, while Trunks tries to play the serious one.
** After the split in the timelines, Kid Trunks becomes this to Future Trunks. Kid Trunks is irresponsible, spoiled, playful during battle, and somewhat arrogant. Future Trunks is very responsible, humble, a CombatPragmatist, and [[GoodIsNotSoft will kill to ensure peace]]. Kid Trunks is affected by living during a time of peace with both of his parents, while Future Trunks lived AfterTheEnd where the androids killed all his loved ones, including his father, and Gohan, his mentor.
* FreakOut: He has one of these when he thinks Future Trunks is his illegitimate brother, thanks to Pilaf and Mai putting ideas in his head.
* FusionDance: Into Gotenks, and part of the TropeNamer.
* FutureMeScaresMe: When Future Trunks returns in ''Dragon Ball Super'', the mystery surrounding him and his relation to Bulma and Vegeta is very unsettling to Present Trunks, especially when the former freaks out and attacks Goku immediately after recovering. After he calms down though, Present Trunks is more surprised by them being the same person.
* HairTriggerTemper: Like father, like son. It's his main trait that sets him apart from his future self. When he thinks his older version is acting like a coward, he gets pissed off and starts a brawl with him.
* HeroicBastard: While they do eventually marry between the Cell and Buu sagas, he was born after a one night stand between Vegeta and Bulma.
* HeroicLineage: How 'heroic' Vegeta is in "Z" is [[TokenEvilTeammate very questionable]], but Bulma certainly qualifies and according to Piccolo, Trunks comes from a heroic family. He absolutely qualifies for this on both sides in "Super".
* HeroWorshipper: He highly admires his dad and believes that he's the strongest in the universe above Goku and Gohan, especially since Vegeta is a prince. He also refused to believe that a giant blob like Majin Buu could kill his father. It's played with because Vegeta definitely was not a hero at the time, but these days Trunks' admiration is much more deserved.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Goten. They are almost always together, even as a teenager.
* HopelessWithTech: Super shows that Trunks didn't start taking after his mother in the academics and engineering department until later, [[LoveMakesYouDumb though he was a little distracted with trying to impress Mai at the time]].
* IGotBigger: By the EOZ, he becomes a perfect match to Future Trunks.
* JustAKid: Before his first fight at the tournament, he was belittled by the other children (he was forced into the kids' division) since he was so small and young. [[CurbStompBattle Didn't last after the first fight]].
* KidHero: Shares this with Goten.
* LineageComesFromTheFather: Unlike Future Trunks his personality and demeanor are more like Vegeta. At the same time, he is good with his hands like Bulma and his grandfather. He's also very easy to be friends with, something Vegeta is absolutely horrid at, as his brotherly relationship with Goten and his constant hanging out with the Pilaf Gang shows.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: In the "Resurrection 'F' Saga" of ''Dragon Ball Super'', Trunks has no idea why everyone reacted with surprise when he talked about slicing Frieza in half, implying that he's unaware of his future counterpart who did exactly that. This is confirmed in the "Future Trunks Saga" when he clearly doesn't recognize his future self and is shocked to learn that they have the same name.
** He and Goten are kept out of the loop about the Tournament of Power because everyone knows they would complain about not coming along. Goku, Vegeta, and Gohan realize that [[ShooOutTheClowns the two of them are too inexperienced and irresponsible to be trusted with being on the team especially after what happened with Buu, so what everyone is gathering to do is kept secret from the boys]].
* LoveAtFirstSight: In "Battle of The Gods" he instantly develops a huge crush on Mai and convinces everyone she is his girlfriend. It gets a truckload more ShipTease when Future Trunks comes back and had also developed feelings for her future counterpart. It's made more ambiguous in "Super"'s adaptation of the movie, but by the time the Future Trunks arc he's definitely crushing hard on her.
* MoralityPet: He and Bulma become this to [[TokenEvilTeammate Vegeta]] and he's fully aware of it, which is why he allows Babidi to turn him into a Majin. [[EvilFeelsGood He wants to recapture the feelings he once had when he was evil]]. In the end, he can't turn his back on his family and comes to regrets his actions. To make amends, he gives his life to protect them from Majin Buu, his first truly selfless act.
* MrFixit: In ''GT'', he is the one who works on the ship and other gadgets. Ironically, in "Super" he's HopelessWithTech.
* NaughtyIsGood: As a kid.
* NiceGuy: Outside of his occasional overcompetitiveness and smug attitude, Trunks is just as easy to get along with as his future counterpart was and is very friendly.
* NobodyCallsMeChicken: Again, like father, like son. His reaction to Future Trunks acting cowardly is to fly into a rage.
* NoBodyLeftBehind: His only death in the series was due to Buu blowing up Earth.
* OlderThanHeLooks: In the ''Battle of Gods'' movie and ''Super'' he's 14 but yet looks the same as he was in the Buu saga when he was 8 (though this seems par for the course with Saiyan children). What's weird is that, when Future Trunks was training with Future Gohan at about his age, he looked much taller than Trunks is currently.
* PerpetualFrowner: He got the frowning face of his father. [[TookALevelInKindness He smiles much more in Super and only brings out the Vegeta glare when he's legitimately upset.]]
* PintSizedKid: As a kid like all Saiyans.
* PrecociousCrush: In ''Super,'' he has a crush on Mai, who, while having been physically restored to about his age, is three years older than his mother chronologically. He also has a slightly more standard variation on Mai's future counterpart, who despite being nearly one hundred is physically in her early twenties.
* PuppyLove: Mai is chronologically older than his mother but acts more her physical age after turning into a child, and from Trunks' end could be considered this.
* PurelyAestheticGlasses: ''GT'', but only when he dresses up to work at Capsule Corp.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Has purple hair and purple BattleAura.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Goten's red. Some of the time he ends up playing the red oni, however, as his temper and pride make him easier to rile up than Goten's polite personality.
* ScarfOfAssKicking: In ''GT''.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The "manly" part (well, [[BrattyHalfPint bratty at least]]) with Goten.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Along with the Pilaf gang and Goten, Trunks is not seen much before the start of the Tournament of Power and completely disappears from the show outside of Vegeta's mental images after the battle begins.
* TheSmartGuy: In ''GT''. Granted, his competition is [[IdiotHero Goku and Pan]]...
* SpoiledSweet: Unlike Future Trunks, he grew up privileged. Still a decent guy, he just picked up a noticeable amount of Vegeta's arrogance. Though by the time he reaches around age his future counterpart was when introduced, his personality mellows out to being similar, though still slightly more haughty. He's already showing signs of mellowing out in "Super", but he still was overeager to fight Frieza and got pissed when Future Trunks was in a HeroicBOSD.
* StraightMan: To Goku and Pan in ''GT''.
* SuperiorSuccessor: To both his father and Future Trunks. He becomes a Super Saiyan at only eight years old and is stronger than Frieza.
* TeamMom: Is a male version of this in ''GT''. He's just not enough of a disciplinarian to be a TeamDad.
* UnskilledButStrong: Because he only fights for fun, he doesn't really train. In ''Yo! Son Goku and his Friends Return!!'' Vegeta and the others are visibly disappointed in how much trouble he and Goten have fighting Avo and Cado, because they've forgotten how to use basic skills like sensing ki to counter a FlashStep. Gohan has to step in and coach them, and he's similarly disinclined to train. He's always going to be stronger than any human by virtue of being a Super Saiyan, but he doesn't really work for it.
* WarriorPrince: He's descended from Saiyan royalty, but it never really comes up in the story.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has lavender hair.

[[folder:Son Goten]]

!!'''Son Goten (孫 悟天)'''
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->'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Creator/MasakoNozawa
->'''Kid Goten voiced by (English):''' Creator/KaraEdwards (Creator/FUNimation); Creator/JillianMichaels (Ocean); Creator/PhileceSampler (Bang Zoom!/Toonami Asia in ''Super'')
->'''Adult Goten voiced by (English):''' Creator/RobertMcCollum (Creator/FUNimation); Creator/GabeKhouth (Ocean); Scott Hendrickson (Blue Water)
->'''Kid Goten voiced by (Latin American):''' Creator/LauraTorres '''(current voice)''', ¿? (''Battle of the Gods'')
->'''Adult Goten voiced by (Latin American):''' Creator/VictorUgarte

The second son of Goku and Chi-Chi, born some time after the Cell Games. Has a very childlike naivety not unlike Goku when he was little; though also has Gohan's childhood crybaby tendencies. Between Trunks and himself, he's surprisingly the voice of reason, though he usually goes along with the former's ideas. By ''GT'', he settles down to live more or less as a normal teenager, worrying more about girls than fighting.
* AchievementsInIgnorance: Both he and Trunks achieved Super Saiyan form as children with very little effort, and no clue they'd done something remarkable.
* {{Adorkable}}: Well mannered, naïve, and so dorky he's the ''only'' person who finds Gohan's ''embarrassing'' superhero costume to be "cool." However, he eventually finds it lame too in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild: As a kid.
* AllLovingHero: A trait he shares with the rest of his family.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: In ''GT'', always tries to save Valese.
* AlwaysSecondBest:
** His relationship with Trunks. Trunks is always a little stronger than him because of his age and being trained by Vegeta. Goten isn't bitter about this, just mildly annoyed.
** He also has a mild case of this with Gohan. When training, he becomes frustrated at how easily Gohan can beat him. Gohan assures him it's because he's older and have more battle experience.
* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Goten is the youngest of the cast, the most naive, and overall the least skilled. He is still a powerful fighter, stronger than the human cast outside of Androids 17 and 18.
* BadassAdorable: Considerate, kind, sensitive, warm-hearted, polite AND can kick the ass of evil.
* BashBrothers: With Present Trunks. They rely a bit too much on each other, however, as pointed out to them by [[ToughLove Vegeta]].
* BigBrotherWorship: He absolutely loves and adores Gohan to the point of thinking that hideous Saiyaman costume is cool. At least until Super, where he says that liking stuff like that was a phase. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Gohan's spirit is crushed.]]
* BigEater: A family and racial trait. He loves food almost as much as his dad.
* BloodKnight: Enjoys fighting a lot more than Gohan. But, like Trunks, he loses his desire to train and fight as a teenager. He wants to chase girls instead.
* BreakTheCutie: He goes through this after watching [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Super Buu murder his mother by turning her into an egg and crushing it.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: Like Trunks, his fighting potential far surpasses his father and he is the youngest Super Saiyan. However, he loses interest in fighting as a teenager and prefers to go on dates.
* ButtMonkey: In the final episode of ''Z'' he's beaten by his four years old niece with her slapping him across the face.
* CheerfulChild: He's a GenerationXerox of [[AllLovingHero Goku]].
* ChickMagnet: Much like his father and big brother. In ''GT'', college-age Goten seems to be going out with girls all the time.
* ChildProdigy: Although not to the extent of [[TheGift Gohan]], he is the youngest Super Saiyan ever and is only a little weaker than Trunks mostly due to age.[[note]]Since Goten only ever trained with his mom, who would be far weaker, and he didn't have to go through trauma to become a Super Saiyan.[[/note]]
* ChildrenAreInnocent: As a child.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Like his older brother and father, he's easy-going, innocent, and inherited his father's naivety. However, like everyone else in his family, he's a cute bruiser who holds the title for the youngest Super Saiyan.
* TheCutie: Look at him. He is just like his father when he was a child, who was also extremely cute looking.
* DemotedToExtra: In ''GT'' and ''Super''.
* DisappearedDad: Goku was dead for most of his childhood.
%%* DorkKnight: As an adult.
%%* TheEveryman: When he grows up.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Son Goku, his sons--'''Go'''han and '''Go'''ten and Goku's grandfather '''Go'''han. Further, the kanji for "ku" in Goku's name (空) means "sky" and the "ten" in Goten's name (天) means "heaven."
* {{Foil}}:
** To his big brother, Gohan. They both have many similarities to their father like their [[IncorruptiblePurePureness pure-hearts]], love of animals, and their innocents and fun-loving nature. [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling Goten inherited his father's carefree personality, while Gohan is serious and down to Earth]]. Goten is quite hyper, while Gohan is very reserved. Goten is allowed to be a child and Gohan was forced to grow up fast because of the constant danger the Earth was exposed to.
** To Trunks as well. They're both sons to some of the most powerful beings in the universe, but while Trunks is born into privilege, Goten is born into a common working family that is somewhat poor. Goten is also very silly, while Trunks tries to play the serious one.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The Foolish Sibling to Gohan's Responsible Sibling.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: His love for animals is identical to that of his father's, too.
* FusionDance: Into Gotenks and part of the TropeNamer.
* GenerationXerox: Look at the picture. He's basically Goku as a child.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: His remains a pure-hearted person even as a Super Saiyan. Unlike Goku and Gohan, he didn't have to train himself to relax or go through periods of intense rage.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[HumanMomNonHumanDad His father's a Saiyan, his mother's a human]].
* HeroicLineage: He is the second son of Goku. By the time he was born, his father saved the world the world five times and that's not including the entire incident on Namek.
* HereditaryHairstyle: Got it from Goku and his grandfather, Bardock.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With main timeline Trunks. They are the best of friends and are always playing with each other. They keep their special bond even as teenagers.
* HoldingYourShoulderMeansInjury: Does this in the ''Bio-Broly'' movie twice. Justified, since he really ''did'' injure his shoulder during the fight, and even whines about the injury.
* HybridPower: As a Saiyan-hybrid he has far more inherent power than pure members of either race. He becomes the youngest Super Saiyan in the series.
* IGotBigger: By the EOZ, he grows to a fairly tall young man, although he's shorter than his dad.
* IdenticalGrandson: As stated with StrongFamilyResemblance below, he also looks like his late paternal grandfather Bardock when he was young.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Just like his father and big brother, this is what allows him to ride the Nimbus cloud before he learns how to fly.
* InnocentProdigy: He didn't even know what a Super Saiyan was when he accidentally transformed during his sparring match with Chi-Chi.
* JustAKid: Like Trunks above, was underestimated by the other children during kid diversion of the tournament. And just like Trunks, it didn't last after his first match.
* KamehameHadoken: On occasion.
* {{Keet}}: Super energetic, and rather loud.
* KidHero: Shares this role with Trunks.
* KillTheCutie: Blew up along with the Earth twice. He gets better both times.
* LineageComesFromTheFather: Even more so than Gohan. Not only does he inherit his father's [[AllLovingHero love of nature, animals, and happy outlook]], he looks exactly like Goku as a kid.
* MasterApprenticeChain: Goten was trained by Chi-Chi and later Gohan:
** Mutaito > Master Roshi > Ox-King > Chi-Chi > Son Goten
** Mutaito > Master Roshi > Son Gohan, Sr > Son Goku > Son Gohan > Son Goten
** Mutaito > Master Roshi > Son Goku > Son Gohan > Son Goten
** Master Korin, Kami, and King Kai > Son Goku > Son Gohan > Son Goten
** Piccolo > Son Gohan > Son Goten
* MeaningfulName: Goten is a mixture of Goku's name, and "ten", which in Japanese means heaven/afterlife. He is Goku's son [[SomeoneToRememberHimBy born after his father was in Otherworld.]]
* MommasBoy: Is this to Chi-Chi along with Gohan. Downplayed, as he is shown still living with her in ''GT'', and she's not trying to make every single decision for him.
* NaughtyIsGood: He is partners in mischief with Trunks, after all.
* NiceGuy: He's the nicer one of the Trunks/Goten duo. This overly trusting attitude also makes him slightly more gullible than Trunks.
* NoBodyLeftBehind: His only death in the series was due to Buu blowing up Earth.
* OlderThanTheyLook: In ''Battle of Gods'' and ''Super'', he's in his teens, yet he still looks like he's seven. Justified if [=GT=]'s explanation that Saiyans age slowly is canon.
* OnlySaneMan: Develops into this somewhat in ''Super,'' generally being depicted as more reasonable than his grandfather, his best friend, his mother or even his big brother at times. Several episodes pair Goten with Goku [[WiseBeyondTheirYears mostly so that Goten can point out when Goku is being silly.]]
* OutOfFocus: In ''Super'', Goten is the only Saiyan to have little actual role in the story and largely serves as a background character. Unlike Trunks, who at least had a few scenes such as meeting his Future self, Goten rarely appears in any meaningful way.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He's more powerful than Namek Saga Frieza and he's only seven.
* ThePollyanna: Just like his dad and older brother. Goten is one big ball of joy who is always seen smiling or laughing.
* RetGone: Inverted. He doesn't exist in the original timeline (the timeline Future Trunks comes from), but the changes made by Future Trunks and Cell's time-traveling alter this.
* SharedFamilyQuirks: He shares his father's love for [[BigEater food]], nature, [[ChronicHeroSyndrome helping others]], [[IncorruptiblePurePureness pure heart]], and is as hyperactive and fun-loving as Goku when he was a child. [[BewareTheNiceOnes He also inherited his father's powerful temper]] that flare up [[RageBreakingPoint when his loved ones are in danger]].
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Trunks' blue.
%%* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The sensitive part, with Trunks.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Gohan/Videl. He asks her to be his big sister in ''Z.'' In ''Super'', once she ''is'' his sister-in-law, he's so impressed by how kind she is to Gohan that he and Trunks spend half an episode trying to find her a gift.
%%* SiblingYinYang: To Gohan.
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: He was born nine months after the Cell Games and Goku's death.
* StaticCharacter: He receives very little individual characterization to set him apart. He looks and acts like Goku did at the same age, and hasn't gotten nearly as much attention as his brother or Trunks have, looking pretty much the same in ''Super'' (set some years after the end of the Buu Saga). He quickly becomes much smarter and more polite than Goku was at his age, but he mostly just stays in the role of StraightMan to Goku's IdiotHero.
* ShooOutTheClowns: He's kept out of the Universe Survival saga on the grounds that like Trunks, he's not experienced enough with actual combat or responsible enough to help and would just get in the way, which leads to Goku and Gohan choosing to bring along Tien and Roshi instead.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: When first introduced, he looked almost ''exactly'' like Goku did back at the start of ''Dragon Ball'', without the tail and wearing longer sleeves. As a teenager he mentions he grew his hair out specifically because he was sick of looking identical to his dad. [[spoiler:Funnily, this only serves to make him look like a male version of his paternal grandmother, Gine.]]
* SuperiorSuccessor: To his father, Goku, and even Gohan to an extent. He becomes a Super Saiyan at only seven and did it much easier than Gohan. He is also stronger than Frieza.
* TaremeEyes: Like his father and brother.
* UnskilledButStrong: He was a Super Saiyan and yet couldn't even ''fly''. In ''Yo! Son Goku and his Friends Return!!'' Vegeta and the others are visibly disappointed in how much trouble he and Trunks have fighting Avo and Cado, because they've forgotten how to use basic skills like sensing ki to counter a FlashStep. Gohan has to step in and coach them, and he's similarly disinclined to train. He's always going to be stronger than any human by virtue of being a Super Saiyan, but he doesn't really work for it.
* WarriorPrince: Technically, Gohan and Goten are this, as their grandfather is the Ox King, making Chichi, their mother, a princess. (Though, like Trunks, they were never really referred to as a prince.)
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: In Super he becomes this and frequently plays the sane man to [[IdiotHero his father]]. One standout instance is his insistence that [[NoSocialSkills Goku]] show Beerus respect by getting properly wrapped food when taking him a gift.

[[folder:Fat Buu]]
See the "Fat Buu" folder in Characters/DragonBallMajinBuu


!!Gotenks (ゴテンクス, ''Gotenkusu'')
->'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Creator/MasakoNozawa[=/=]Creator/TakeshiKusao
->'''Voiced by (English):''' Creator/KaraEdwards[=/=]Creator/LauraBailey, Creator/KaraEdwards[=/=]Creator/AlexisTipton (''Xenoverse'') (Funimation); Creator/TabithaStGermain (Ocean)
->'''Voiced by (Latin American):''' Creator/LauraTorres[=/=]Gaby Willer, ¿?[=/=]Gaby Willer (''Battle of the Gods'')

When Goku returned from the afterlife with the knowledge of the FusionDance but no eligible partner to perform it with, [[BashBrothers Goten and Trunks]] were taught it, and their mothers came up with the combined name Gotenks. The result combines Goten's childishness with Trunks' brattiness to create one of the weirdest and goofiest fighters in the series, the kind who would come up with the Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's strong enough to fight Super Buu... and also an arrogant windbag who cares more about showing off and making himself look cool than saving the world.
* AwesomeButImpractical: So, so much;
** Almost all of the attacks he comes up with are flashy but ineffective. The Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack initially seems to be very powerful and effective, but when Buu later attempts to use it against Vegetto, he quickly demonstrates the attack's fatal flaw (the ghosts can be detonated from a safe distance with ki blasts) and subsequently mocks Buu for thinking an attack dreamed up by two kids could beat him.
** Super Saiyan 3. It uses so much power that Gotenks can only use it for five minutes.
** Gotenks' very existence. He is one of the most powerful characters in the series, however, because of his childish and arrogant nature he is not very dependable. He could have ended Buu in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, but was too busy trying to look good. By the time he got serious, almost everyone was dead and he wasted too much time at Super Saiyan 3. He can also only exist for thirty minutes. This leads to the boys being denied multiple opportunities to fight in Super as the rest of the cast are well aware of these shortcomings.
* BadassInDistress: He along with Piccolo are absorbed by Buu to increase his power. He has to be saved by Goku and Vegeta.
* BrattyHalfPint: Even still good, he has a pretty bratty attitude, especially considering his proud behavior.
* BoisterousBruiser: He's more fight-loving [[LargeHam and the biggest loudmouth in the series]]. Though being a loudmouth was what enabled him to create a dimension hole by ''screaming''.
* BreakTheHaughty:
** When Goten and Trunks finally manage to successfully fuse, Gotenks recklessly rushes into battle with Buu and [[CurbStompBattle gets utterly crushed]]. He doesn't learn from this experience, of course.
** Happens again when his constant goofing around during the fight with Super Buu leads to Buu escaping the Hyperbolic Time Chamber and eating all of his loved ones and friends. It's this that [[LetsGetDangerous finally gets him to take the fight seriously]].
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: He was seconds away from killing Super Buu when the fusion broke because he couldn't maintain Super Saiyan 3 anymore. And despite the pounding he gave Buu, he healed all the damage without losing any power. The only thing Gotenks manages to do is buy time for Gohan to arrive and even that amounts to nothing in the end since he is absorbed by Buu, making him more powerful than Gohan.
* CallingYourAttacks: He even gives names to somewhat stylized versions of otherwise normal punches and kicks, most of which are ridiculous ("''Screaming Angry WOMBAT!!!''"). [[UpToEleven He even keeps cue-cards in his vest that he reads before attacking.]]
* CompositeCharacter: [[FusionDance Literally]]. He combines features of Goten and Trunks... though he ends up looking kinda like a chibi Vegeta, because Trunks very obviously has mostly Vegeta's facial features, so once you add black hair...
* CuteBruiser: If you can get past his [[SmugSuper "I'm the best"]] personality.
* FearlessFool: Like Vegeta, Gotenks is very arrogant and charges into battle with enemies he can't defeat. This is played straight in his first appearance, when he tries to rush into battle with Majin Buu, and gets his ass handed to him.
* GenreSavvy: PlayedWith and PlayedForLaughs. Gotenks is fully aware that he is in a Shonen. However, instead of using the medium to his advantage, he instead chooses to play ''every'' Shonen cliche straight for the sake of drama: long powers-ups, holding back his true power, trash talking, HeroicSecondWind, and NewPowersAsThePlotDemands. This would be annoying with any other opponent, but he is fighting Super Buu who does not play by the 'rules'.
* HairTriggerTemper: He got Vegeta's temper, which is an off-shoot of Trunks.
* HourOfPower: He can only stay fuse for thirty minutes. He can also only maintain his Super Saiyan 3 transformation for five minutes before he reverts to his base form.
* HasTwoMommies: Though he's never around long enough to make much of it, Bulma and Chichi and Goku and Vegeta are his biological moms and dads, respectively. Played with when his moms compare which of their kids traits he takes after.
* IdiotHero: Even more so than Goku. Combining the arrogance of Trunks and the naivety of Son Goten results in a naive and arrogant showoff-blowhard who is too busy "looking good" to save the world.
* KidHero: One of the strongest characters in the show and is the fusion of two kids who are not even ten.
* LargeHam: He absolutely loves being overdramatic in calling his attacks.
* LastSecondShowoff: When he is first born, he challenges Piccolo to a race to the Earth's surface from the Lookout. When Piccolo finally catches up, Gotenks informed him he had circled the Earth several times and even had time for a nap.
* LethallyStupid: Because of the rash and idiotic decisions he makes in an effort to look cool, he gets himself and Piccolo trapped in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, enables Buu to escape and eat all of his loved ones, and gets himself absorbed by Buu, allowing Buu to beat Gohan senseless. [[RealityEnsues This ends up being one of the many reasons the boys are not trusted with combat anymore and are left behind when the Universe is on the line at the end of Super.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Once he stops messing around, he pummels the living daylights out of Buu; he only failed to kill Buu because the fusion wore off at the last second.
* TheMinionMaster: With the Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack, which summons not-too-bright ghost copies of himself that explode on impact.
* MulticoloredHair: Trunks' purple hair on the sides, Goten's dark hair up the middle.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: In the episode "Celebrations with Majin Buu" he runs around naked, he's being chased by Chi-Chi, after Goku blows up the bathtub.
* NaughtyIsGood: He is the fusion of two children, so it's to be expected.
* TheNapoleon: Powerful and the shortest main character (save for Goten and Trunks obviously) at the end of ''Z''.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: If he just took Buu seriously from the start, he could have killed him in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. Instead, he had to show-off, which led to a chain-of-events that got everyone on the Lookout killed and gave Buu time to think of a plan to counter Gohan. His arrogance allowed him to be provoke by Buu to merge, instead of letting Gohan to finish the job, which gets him absorbed.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He's one of the strongest beings in the universe and one of the shortest since he is the fusion of two pre-teens. Unfortunately for everyone, being a fusion of two [[BrattyHalfPint Bratty Half-Pints]] also makes him one of the dumbest beings in the universe.
* SignatureMove: Super Ghost Kamekaze Attack
* ShooOutTheClowns: Gotenks and his components for all their power are LockedOutOfTheLoop by Goku, Vegeta and Gohan for the Universe Survival arc on the grounds that they are only useful fused and are too unpredictable, thickheaded and irresponsible to be trusted with any of it after [[LethallyStupid what happened with Super Buu]]. [[spoiler: And when Buu falls asleep after a sparring match with Goku, and the other Universe 7 fighters desperately need someone to fill his place, they choose ''[[AxCrazy Frieza]]'' instead. Hell, even '''''[[ButtMonkey Yamcha]]''''' was considered over Gotenks.]]
* SkewedPriorities: He deliberately drags out the fight with Super Buu for the sake of drama and showing off.
* SkunkStripe: Has Trunks' purple hair with Goten's black hair outlining it
* SmugSuper: As much of a snot-nosed brat as he is, he was the heroes' best chance at beating Buu at the time and he nearly did. Once he got serious and stopped fooling around, he was close to killing Buu, but his fusion broke. The cockiness is usually a FatalFlaw for him, though, frequently getting him spanked around and embarrassed by stronger enemies.
* TookALevelInBadass: When he reaches [=SSJ3=] and began to take his battle with Buu more seriously. He went from being barely a match against Buu, to overpowering him.
* TookALevelInDumbass: Trunks, for his flaws, knows to be serious when the stakes are high. Gotenks doesn't. Presumably, this comes from Goten's carefree attitude.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Son Goten was not an egotist; all that arrogant and overconfident traits therefore all comes from Trunks.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He manages to underestimate ''Super Buu'', despite the weaker Fat Buu making short work of him. He refuses to use Super Saiyan 3, wanting the fight to as dramatic as possible, so he fights Buu as a normal Super Saiyan until he's forced to transform.
* UnskilledButStrong: He's one of the strongest characters in the entire series, only behind [[StoryBreakerPower Vegetto]] and [[TheGift Gohan]] in the Buu Saga, but he's also by far the most naive. He thinks it's better to show off than actually saving people and most of his techniques falls into AwesomeButImpractical. His lack of experience and self-control causes him to lose to an opponent that he overpowered (his fusion broke before he could kill Buu). Despite his power, he's still the merger of two children.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: His screwing around and faking being weak for the sake of showing off ends up causing Piccolo to destroy the doorway to the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, which leads to Buu escaping and killing everyone left on Kami's Lookout.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Non-creepy example, he talks with both Goten and Trunk's voices simultaneously. This also applies to Gogeta and Vegetto.
* WhatTheHellHero: Called out several times, mostly by Piccolo, for his careless actions that nearly gets him killed. Since he is literally the last hope on Earth, him dying would be the end of everyone. He gets another one from Piccolo for faking being weak just to show off. This caused Piccolo and him to be trapped in the Time Chamber, which led to Buu escaping and killing everyone.
* TheWorfEffect:
** [[spoiler:Poor guy got his ass handed to him by Beerus in the new movie.]]
** In ''Super'', Copy-Vegeta, who is just as strong as Vegeta, [[NoSell no sells]] all his attacks and knocks him out of his fusion form in just a couple of hits. And he did it in his ''base form''.
* WrongGenreSavvy: During his fight with Super Buu, Gotenks intentionally [[IAmNotLeftHanded starts off in his base form]] because he feels that [[LampshadeHanging a hero should only show his true powers when backed into a corner.]]

[[folder: Gogeta]]
!!Gogeta (ゴジータ, ''Gojīta'')
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->'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Creator/MasakoNozawa[=/=]Creator/RyoHorikawa
->'''Voiced by (English):''' Creator/SeanSchemmel[=/=]Creator/ChristopherSabat
->'''Voiced by (Latin American):''' Creator/MarioCastaneda[=/=]Creator/ReneGarcia

The combined form of Goku and Vegeta using the FusionDance. He debuted in movie 12, ''Fusion Reborn'', as a last ditch effort to defeat Janemba, and it worked. He shows up again in ''GT'' as a rather goofy Super Saiyan 4 to fight against Omega Shenron.
* AdaptationalBadass: Downplayed; the games typically give [=SSJ1=] Gogeta the Big Bang Kamehameha, which was only used in his [=SSJ4=] form. Though this seems to be to make him different from Vegito's Final Kamehameha.
* AwesomeButImpractical: At Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta's [[HourOfPower time limit]] is extremely short.
* BadassBoast:
--> "I am neither Goku nor Vegeta, I am Gogeta! It's over, Janemba! I've come for ''you!''"
** He also gets a really good one in ''VideoGame/DragonBallXenoverse''[='=] GT Pack story campaign:
--> "I’m afraid that none of [[BigBadEnsemble your]] ambitions will be coming true! Because you will all lose here! To the epic power… of Gogeta!"
* CanonForeigner: Has never appeared in a canon work like Gotenks or Vegito have.
* CurbStompBattle: Deals these out like a champ.
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: The Stardust Breaker has a rainbow color scheme and is sometimes called the Rainbow Sparkling Blast.
* FieryRedhead: Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta has red hair. Is possible is due to the power combined of both Super Saiyans 4, but is never explained.
* HourOfPower: He can only stay fused for thirty minutes, except as a Super Saiyan 4. He only has ''ten minutes'' due to the massive power of the form.
%%* LightIsGood
* LightningBruiser: He's so fast he can hit an opponent multiple times ''before moving his arms''.
* ShowyInvincibleHero: Likes to play with his food as a Super Saiyan 4.
* SignatureMove: Stardust Breaker and Big Bang Kamehameha
* SmugSuper: As a Super Saiyan 4, he loves goofing off and prefers to spend time mocking Omega Shenron rather than finish him off quickly.
* SphereOfDestruction: His Stardust Breaker / Soul Punisher, a rainbow-colored ki sphere that [[DeaderThanDead completely obliterates]] Janemba from the inside out.
* TheStoic: His initial appearance has him as one.
* StoryBreakerPower: There's a very good reason this guy's limited by time constraints and being a movie only character; the fusion of Goku and Vegeta makes him an absurdly powerful fighter,who while not as strong as his Potaro counterpart, was capable of taking down a demon made of pure evil in ''seconds'' in his first appearance. Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta takes this even further, as his power exceeds that of Omega Shenron to the point of curb stomp. His goofiness is the only thing preventing him from ending the fight in five seconds, and even that was implied to be on purpose.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Both Goku and Vegeta speak at once, creating this effect.
* YouFightLikeACow: As a Super Saiyan 4 in ''GT'', he's a complete goof and seems more interested in mocking Omega than in actually fighting him. Much like Vegetto below, this is a ploy to piss off Omega enough to give him the opportunity to get rid of all the negative karma enveloping the Earth. He tries to kill Omega right afterwards. [[HourOfPower Too bad he thought he had more than ten minutes to work with, however.]]

[[folder: Vegito / Vegetto]]
!!Vegito / Vegetto (ベジット, ''Bejitto'')
->'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Creator/MasakoNozawa[=/=]Creator/RyoHorikawa
->'''Voiced by (English):''' Creator/SeanSchemmel[=/=]Creator/ChristopherSabat (Funimation); Creator/BrianDrummond (imitating Creator/KirbyMorrow) (Ocean)
->'''Voiced by (Latin American):''' Creator/MarioCastaneda[=/=]Creator/ReneGarcia

The [[FusionDance combined form]] of Goku and Vegeta, using the Potara Earrings. A long-awaited combination and ''the'' most powerful character in the original manga and ''Z'' series. And then [[BalefulPolymorph he got turned into a coffee candy]]. And he ''still'' kicks ass. HilarityEnsues.

* TheAce: The fusion of two super-powerful Saiyan warriors could only result in this. He effortlessly kicks Super Buu around before letting himself get turned into candy to free his comrades. The only point in their battle where he has to put any effort in at all is when Buu is literally tearing the entire universe apart with his screams, and even then it was only some minor strain. [[spoiler:He was also the only being short of Future Trunks absorbing the energy of every living being on the planet (including Goku and Vegeta) to actually have the ability to best Merged Zamasu, a fellow Potara Fusion]].
* AdaptationalBadass:
** In the manga, he immediately goes to Super Saiyan to curbstomp Buu. In the anime, he was effortlessly overpowering him in his normal state and only turned Super Saiyan [[ItAmusedMe for the heck of it]]. Dragonball Kai takes the midway, showing that Vegito can overpower Buu in base, but that he has to put enough effort into it to make him go Super Saiyan, allowing him to completely demolish Buu.
** Debatably in the ''Super'' manga. [[spoiler: When fighting Merged Zamasu in the anime, Vegito was able to fight evenly with him, though Merged Zamasu was able to get some solid hits in, and Vegito had to actually get serious. In the manga, Vegito easily overpowered Merged Zamasu and was effortlessly toying with then, with Shin outright compairing to [[PhysicalGod Beerus]]. Of course the debatbly part is that Merged Zamasu himself is [[AdaptationalWimp much weaker in raw power]] in the manga then in the anime]].
* AwesomeButImpractical: Similar to Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta, Vegetto at Super Saiyan Blue drains his fusion time a lot faster than normal, reducing it from one hour to minutes before he split apart again.
* BadassBoast: After Super Buu turns him into a candy.
--> '''Vegetto''': "I'm no ordinary candy -- I'm a jawbreaker! The strongest piece of candy there is!" (The "jawbreaker" is only part of his boast; he is actually turned into a coffee candy, noted both in the English dub and Japanese original.)
* BalefulPolymorph: He was turned into candy by Buu. Not that it stopped him from kicking Buu's butt anyway.
* BarrierWarrior: He made a ki barrier around to protect himself from being properly absorbed by Buu.
* BattleCry: In most of his appearances, whether games or series, Vegito's first line upon the Potara fusion completing successfully is an excited ''"All right!!"''. Given [[StoryBreakerPower what]] [[TheAce usually]] [[IShallTauntYou follows]], this might also qualify as PreAssKickingOneLiner.
* {{BFS}}: His [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Spirit Sword]]/''Ki no Tsurugi'' attack.
* BringIt: In both the fights he has been in so far, he's goaded his opponents into attacking
** Against Super Buu, Vegito rebuked Buu's BreakingSpeech
-->'''Super Buu:''' We have such great titles now, don't we? Super Buu, super Vegito, we might as well say we're invincible. But let's not forget the stats: You have two Saiyans, and I have three, not to mention a namek.
-->'''Vegito:''' It's quality, not quantity my friend, and our union wasn't achieved by kidnapping. But if you're sure you can win this fight with petty theft... ''come prove it!''
** Against [[spoiler: Merged Zamasu]], his first action was to tell [[spoiler: Zamasu]] to TalkToTheFist, his second?
-->'''Vegito:''' Sorry. You were way open there. C'mon, mister god. I'm through listenin' to your quibbling. ''Hurry up and try to squash me''.
* TheBusCameBack: After ''twenty-one years'' (not counting spin offs and video game adaptations), he makes a triumphant return in ''Anime/DragonballSuper'' to take on the power of [[spoiler: Merged Zamasu]].
* CameBackStrong: In ''Super'', because of Goku and Vegeta becoming {{Physical Gods}}, he has their combined ability to become Super Saiyan Blue.
* CaptainErsatz: Of ''Gogeta''. As Akira Toriyama mentions in [[http://www.kanzenshuu.com/translations/daizenshuu-6-akira-toriyama-super-interview/ an interview]], he wanted Goku and Vegeta to fuse, but didn't want to step on the toes of ''Fusion Reborn'', which was already in-development at the time. He took the earrings that Kaiōshin had been wearing all along, changed the way the fusion worked (melded-outfit vs. fancy vest; composite vs. original attacks), and Vegetto was born. Toriyama did later sketch Gogeta for the movie DVD box set in Japan, though.
* CompositeCharacter:
** About halfway between Goku and Vegeta in height, frame, and hairdo, with Goku's skintone. By some strange coincidence, the result looks similar to how Gohan did during the same saga. He also has composite ''attacks''. For example, the "Final Kamehameha". Personality-wise, he strongly favors Goku with his sense of humor, battle instincts, and his desire to rescue Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo before destroying Buu. He also, at least in Japanese, has a bit of Goku's 'country hick accent' in the way he talks. However, he has Vegeta's cunning mind and cocky attitude which leads him to having a tendency for arrogantly taunting his foes. Oddly though, [[SubvertedTrope unlike either Vegeta or Goku]], he has a slightly reddish-brown tint to his hair akin to that of Vegeta's ''father'', though not to the same extent.
** Additionally, unlike the Fusion Dance, Vegetto not only inherits physical and personality traits of both Goku and Vegeta, but also gains a set of clothing that is a combination of the two: Goku's gi with the colors inverted to make the outfit primarily blue like Vegeta's standard ensemble, plus Vegeta's gloves and boots.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Turns the strongest form of Majin Buu into his play thing for several episodes. He also gained the upper hand during the last leg of his fight with [[spoiler:Merged Zamasu]] before his time limit ran out.
* DeadpanSnarker: If snarking works as part of his IShallTauntYou, then snark he will!
--> '''Vegito''': "Hey that was a bright idea using the kamehameha wave, Buu. Yeah, and then that Gallick Gun? ''whoah..'' yeah, I could have been ''killed!''" ({{Beat}}) "Hmm.. Maybe I am exaggerating a ''little'' bit, but I could at least have gotten a bruise, or a little cut, or..."
* FatalFlaw: [[SmugSuper Arrogance]]. It's what you get when you combine Vegeta's {{Pride}} and Goku's love for a good fight.
* GeniusBruiser: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]]. While Vegito is by no means a [[ThisAintRocketSurgery rocket surgeon]], he ''is'' an unparalleled fighter not just because of his power, but because his two halves are a GeniusDitz whose area of specialty is fighting, and a WarriorPrince who's shown time and again to be extremely cunning when he needs to be. Combined, this gives him essentially two lifetimes of different fighting experience, and he can use this experience and knowledge to adapt to his opponent on the fly. In his fight against Super Buu, he chastises Buu for thinking he can outwit him with an attack thought up by two children, and when Buu has the bright idea to reduce the visibility of the area he is in, Vegito beats him with his eyes closed because has plenty of experience with sensing Ki-energy. In his fight against [[spoiler: Merged Zamasu]], it is also noteworthy that after it becomes apparent [[spoiler: Merged Zamasu]] is matching him in brute strength through a PunchParry, Vegito immediately switches from relying on strength to avoiding-and-countering and from that point on [[spoiler: Merged Zamasu]] doesn't manage to even land a punch, although the fact the latter was constantly getting additional body ass probably wasn't helping.
* GodzillaThreshold: Due to being told that Potara Fusion was permanent[[note]]it is, but only for Kais. Non-Kais separate after an hour, less if they use up too much energy[[/note]] -- and [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Goku and Vegeta]] really not wanting to [[HonorBeforeReason rely on something that isn't their own hard-earned strength]] -- the idea of fusing together is not given a ''single'' thought before the GodzillaThreshold is crossed. Even then, expect neither to relish it. Such was the case with Super Buu [[note]]Who had already absorbed most of their families whom would be consigned to a FateWorseThanDeath if Buu won, on top of the whole ApocalypseHow situation[[/note]] and [[spoiler:Merged Zamasu[[note]]another Potara Fusion consisting of a PhysicalGod with CompleteImmortality and a EvilCounterpart to Goku[[/note]]]].
* GoodCounterpart:
** In many ways, he's Super Buu's {{foil}}, being the result of a voluntary fusion to contrast Buu's forcefully absorbing victims. He's also just as arrogant as Buu, which drives the demon up the wall.
** In a more literal sense, to [[Characters/DragonBallZamasu Merged Zamasu.]] Both are fusions, but while Zamasu is a SmugSnake, who loves to boast how great he is, and his fusion took away his immortality [[BodyHorror with half his body being reduced to a body horror]], Vegito is a cocky, SmugSuper who combines the greatest attributes of both Goku and Vegeta with no setbacks. [[spoiler: Ok, except for his time limit, which was reduced to how much energy it cost to stay fused.]]
* GuileHero: Him manipulating Super Buu and frustrating him into acting desperately was ''the main plan'' to saving his sons, friend and the whole universe.
* HorrifyingTheHorror: Being the fusion of Vegeta and Goku, Vegetto has this built into his very being. By the time Buu decides to absorb him, he puts the fear of god into Super Buu.
* HourOfPower: In ''Super'', it's revealed Potara fusions only last for one hour when both of the fusees are non-Kais, less depending on how much power the fusion uses. It's telling that this is the only thing that prevented him from obliterating [[spoiler:Merged Zamasu's physical body.]]
* IShallTauntYou: Vegito loves to toy with his enemies, knowing fully well he's [[SmugSuper many times stronger]] and they [[NighInvulnerable can't harm him]].
** During the fight with Buu, he stalls finishing Buu off and instead goes to great lengths to anger Buu. He beats Buu senseless, all the while he's mocking and insulting him. All a part of his plan.
** [[spoiler:In his fight with Merged Zamasu, Vegito constantly rubs Zamasu's failing god-hood in his face.]]
* LostInTranslation: His name is meant to be a combination between '''Vege'''ta and Kakarot'''to'''. In non-Japanese versions, where Goku's Saiyan name was transliterated as Kakarot (besides the Spanish ones, which retain the Japanese name), the origin of Vegito's name becomes a DubInducedPlotHole.
* NoSell: Barring Buu's absorbing technique, EVERYTHING. And if he didn't plan on getting absorbed to free the others he probably would have dealt with that too. [[spoiler:Merged Zamasu, on the other hand, is in a different ballpark altogether, to the point Vegetto actually has to put effort into winning and dodging attacks to avoid damage]].
* PhysicalGod: He was already this, being the strongest character in the manga, surpassing the power of literal gods, and easily toying with the strongest form of Majin Buu as a normal Super Saiyan. However, he literally becomes a god in ''Super'' since Goku and Vegeta now have god forms.
* {{Revision}}: In ''Z'', Elder Kai explains that Potara fusion is permanent. Goku and Vegeta only managed to unfuse due to some unexplained side-effect of being inside Buu's body, though Goku was only speculating on that point. In ''Super'', Gowasu reveals that Potara fusion is only permanent for Kais, while mortals remain fused for an hour under normal conditions (Super Saiyan Blue Vegito gets about five minutes out of it because of how much power he used).
* ShaggyDogStory: The whole reason he wanted to get absorbed was so that he could destroy Buu without his absorbed victims dying. But this just led to Buu taking on his most deadly form, who then proceeded to kill all of them anyway along with the planet. As a bonus, his messing around took up the hour he could remain fused, resulting in him splitting back into Goku and Vegeta, who are ''much'' weaker. Of course, it doesn't make the hero look good if he's ''directly'' responsible for the death of his friends/children, even when DeathIsCheap.
* ShowyInvincibleHero: It quickly becomes very clear that Buu has no chance of killing him, even though Vegetto isn't fighting at full strength, and yet the fight is still oh so entertaining to watch. And he's well aware of it.
--> '''Vegito''': "No, really! That was an awesome attack! I could have been killed. *{{beat}}* Well, maybe I am exaggerating a little bit. I could have at least gotten a bruise or maybe a small scratch..."
** Averted once he forms to face-off with [[spoiler: Merged Zamasu]], as he knows he has a time limit and he's fighting [[spoiler: a fellow Potara Fusion with immortality,]] which ups the difficulty factor. Unlike Super Buu, [[spoiler: Merged Zamasu actually puts up a decent fight before his failing immortality starts to wear him down.]]
* ShutUpHannibal: He pulls this off epically against [[spoiler: Merged Zamasu]] during ''Super'', punching him out while he's in the midst of yet another EvilGloating session and telling him point-blank that he's sick of listening to his speeches:
-->'''Vegito''': Sorry. You were way open there. C'mon, mister god. I'm through listenin' to your quibbling. [[BringIt Hurry up and try to squash me]].
* SignatureMove: Final Kamehameha and Beam Sword Slash.
* SmugSuper: He was the most powerful being in existence, prior to Beerus showing up, and he's ''very'' well aware of it. Unlike Gotenks though, it never gets in the way of accomplishing his goals.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Vegetto" (Bandai's spelling) or "Vegito" (Funimation's spelling)? Neither one makes sense in most English adaptations, since his name is a portmanteau of Vegeta's name with Goku's Saiyan name, which is commonly romanized as "Kakarot" instead of the literal "Kakarotto". Viz attempted to reconcile this by changing his name to Vegerot in the English manga, but then they changed it back to Vegetto in the Viz Big reprint (although, one has to wonder why they didn't went with the more obvious "Vegetot").
* StoryBreakerPower: He is the strongest character in both the manga and anime''Anime/DragonBallZ'' (not including ''GT'' and ''Super''). Old Kai states that Potara Fusion is stronger than Fusion Dance (Gogeta, although it is unknown if he was referring to the fused fighter or the fact Potara fusion has no drawbacks). [[spoiler:It says a lot that he ''only'' returns when the heroes are faced with Merged Zamasu, one of the few beings in existence who can actually give Vegito a challenge. Even then, he's only around for about 10 minutes, and during the latter half of the fight he's pretty much using Merged Zamasu as a sandbag.]]
* TalkToTheFist: Don't expect TalkingIsAFreeAction to be in effect around this guy. If he is letting you talk, it's because he knows he can turn it around against you.
* TookALevelInBadass: He was already badass to begin with, able to beat Super Buu as a chew toy before separating in his body. In ''Super'', [[spoiler:with Goku and Vegeta's current power, which surpasses what Vegito was capable of during the Buu Saga, he is many times stronger than before and has the ability to become ''Super Saiyan Blue'']].
* {{Troll}}: His fight with Super Buu was basically a long session of him antagonising and pissing off Buu into absorbing him.
* TooPowerfulToLive: If this guy had stayed around, the Buu Saga would have basically ended in five minutes. And you would've written off the main character and his main foil at the same time. The same principle applies in ''Super'', where he basically had [[spoiler: Merged Zamasu]] on the ropes and if he had lasted the hour, would have killed him, [[spoiler:though the jury's out if he would have been able to handle the EldritchAbomination Merged Zamasu's spirit turned into after his physical body was destroyed]]. ''Super'' reveals why: A FusionDance lasts 30 minutes unless the fused are knocked out or use too much power which drains their time. [[spoiler:Potara lasts a full hour to non-Kais with the same restriction of power conservation; it is only permanent to the Supreme Kais.]]
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Except in the Ocean dub, where he is voiced by Brian Drummond (Using a higher-pitched version of his Vegeta voice).
* XanatosGambit: ''The entire battle'' between Vegetto and Super Buu was this. It didn't matter what Super Buu threw at Vegetto as he had a backup plan or counter strategy for anything. Any outcome in that fight would have suited Vegetto, if Super Buu turns Vegetto into candy, Vegetto still retains his power, as he is much stronger than Super Buu, and it just makes Vegetto a harder target to destroy, if Super Buu absorbs Vegetto then it becomes easier for Vegetto to remove his sons and friends from Super Buu's body and depower him and if Super Buu tries to kill Vegetto... Vegetto would instantly slaughter him. Of course, while that option would be just as effective, it would have been personally immoral for Vegetto as he would be unconsciously murdering his own sons and friends. And while they could be brought back to life with the Dragon Balls, Vegetto would still have somewhat of a heavy conscience for what he did.
* YouFightLikeACow: Most well known for this. He combines Goku's sense of humour with Vegeta's arrogance and sense of humour, to both beat and mock the living daylights out of Super Buu. [[BatmanGambit Of course, this is all part of his plan]]: getting Buu pissed off and desperate enough to absorb him, so he can free everyone absorbed by Buu. [[spoiler:He does this a few times with Merged Zamasu, but not as much.]]

!!Pan (パン)
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->'''Voiced by (Japanese):''' Creator/YukoMinaguchi, Creator/ShinoKakinuma (''Kai'')
->'''5-year-old Pan voiced by (English):''' Susan Huber (''Z''), Creator/KateBristol (''GT'' flashbacks), Elise Baughman (''Kai'')(Creator/FUNimation); Brenna O'Brien (Ocean); Caitlynne Mederek (''GT'' flashbacks) (Blue Water)
->'''10-year-old Pan voiced by (English):''' Elise Baughman (Creator/FUNimation); Caitlynne Mederek (Blue Water)
->'''Voiced by (Latin American):''' Circe Luna '''(current voice)''', Ángela Villanueva (Old)

The daughter of Gohan and Videl, introduced at the tail end of the original series though given more of a fleshed out character in the anime-only ''GT'' series. Very much a tomboy and thrill-seeker, willing to prove she's just as tough as her grandfather when given the chance. But not without a soft side either.
* AffirmativeActionGirl: While Dragon Ball always had a few female characters scattered throughout the supporting cast, the anime-only ''Dragon Ball GT'' was the only time a girl regularly joined in on the world-saving: Pan.
* TheApprentice: Goku personally trains her to be his successor.
* BadassAdorable: Like eveyone else in the Son bloodline, she's a cute little kid who can crush bones. Doubly so as an adorable baby in ''Super''. See GooGooGodlike below.
* BareYourMidriff: In ''GT'', she wears a midriff despite being only ''ten''.
* BerserkButton: Never make fun of her eyebrows.
* BoyishShortHair: No surprise since she is a Tomboy. As a child she has a short hairstyle that resembles that of her mother, as a teen her hair is slightly longer but still boyish.
* BrattyHalfPint: In ''GT'', she is a brat who constantly belittles her grandfather, pushes around Trunks, and bullies Giru.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Despite being a bit younger than a teenager, she plays this trope regularly in ''GT'' where she is a whiny brat instead of a CheerfulChild like at the end of ''Z''
* CallForward: Pan learning to fly as only a baby in ''Super''. Her introduction at the end of ''Z'' had her come flying in after taking several laps around the planet at only four or five years old.
* CheerfulChild: In ''Z'' and also as a baby in ''Super''. She inherited her family's positive attitude.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Videl being pregnant with her was all Goku needed to complete the Super Saiyan God transformation.]]
* ChildProdigy:
** Despite being only nine, she is already very powerful, and the ''[[AllThereInTheManual Dragon Ball GT Perfect Files]]'' state she has the potential to transform, and imply she might become a type of Super Saiyan never seen before.
** This is taken further in ''Super'' when she's shown ''as an infant'' to have learned how to fly all on her own, far younger than any other character seen so far. Remember that even her uncle Goten who could turn Super Saiyan at 7 couldn't fly until he was instructed on how.
* CuteBruiser: Just because she is a cute little girl doesn't mean she won't kick your ass.
* TheCutie: As a four year old (and a baby), she was seen as cute and bubbly and full of energy. This rarely appears in GT though.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: In the English dub of ''Super'', when explaining her TrademarkFavoriteFood, Piccolo suggests she doesn't like celery.
* FamilyThemeNaming: Pan is a [[UpToEleven triple-themed]] name: the food puns for Gohan's side of the family, the devil/Satan theme from Videl's family[[note]]Especially as Pan's horns and goat legs were the inspiration of classical depictions of the devil[[/note]], and the musical theme from Piccolo who has been extremely close to Gohan and often babysits Pan. There's also, arguably, a fourth that references the Briefs family (as Bulma has been like a CoolBigSis to Goku since childhood) since her name is also the first three letters in panty.
%%* FingerlessGloves:
* GenkiGirl: She is really full of energy.
* GooGooGodlike: Baby Pan has not only learned fly on her own, but her just powering up destroys Pilaf's battle machine. She's also strong enough to carry Pilaf's gang back to Earth after they shot themselves into the stratosphere.
* HairTriggerTemper: She gets angry very easily for trivial reasons as a kid.
* HeirToTheDojo: Of Satan-style. She winds up running the dojo as a teenager.
* HeroicLineage: She comes from ''two'' heroic lineages. Her grandfather, Goku, is a warrior who saved the Earth countless times and her father saved the world from Cell and was critical to everyone's survival during the Saiyan Invasion and Namek. Her other grandfather, Mr. Satan, is a BadassNormal who in a world of {{Super Weight}}s is relegated to FakeUltimateHero; he is seen as the world's savior but really did help save the world from Cell, though he played a small but key role in the last stand against Buu ([[CombinedEnergyAttack yes, really!]]). Her mother is a BadassNormal who used to help the police fight crime on a regular basis without any Ki or superpowers.
%%* HugeGuyTinyGirl: The Tiny Girl to Trunks's Huge Guy in GT.
* KamehameHadoken: Unsurprisingly good at it, considering her father, grandfather and uncle are.
%%* {{Kawaiiko}}: Only ''something'' of a tomboy.
* 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]]).
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: In the manga and ''Z'', where she was introduced at the very end of the series. Averted in ''GT'', where she is one of the main characters. Inverted in ''Super'', where Videl announced her pregnancy in the first arc.
* LittleMissBadass: Four years old in ''Z'', around nine years old in ''GT'', but badass and adorable all the way.
* LittleMissSnarker: In the ''GT'' series she's a snarky and often disrespectful preteen.
* MouthyKid: In ''GT'' she is rather mouthy and verbally violent (and physically too, just like her grandmother.)
* MasterApprenticeChain: She is Goku's second student, giving her a complex chain since Goku had many masters, one which includes ''Whis'':
** Mutaito > Master Roshi > Son Gohan, Sr > Son Goku > Pan
** Master Korin > Master Roshi > Son Goku > Pan
** Master, Korin, Kami, King Kai, and Whis > Son Goku > Pan
* MythologyGag: Her love of stars and desire to fly into space in ''Super'', as well as Goku's promise to take her there, are probably nods to ''GT''.
%%* NiceHat: As an old lady at the end of ''GT''.
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Her potential boyfriend runs away when he sees her abilities as she fights some random criminals.
* OutdatedOutfit: Her clothes in ''GT'' are extremely [[TheNineties 90s]].
* PintsizedPowerhouse: She already possesses tremendous strength and the ability to fly by the time she was four years old. In fact, she's shown to be quite powerful as a baby as well.
* RetGone: Inverted. Along with Goten, she hadn't been born in Future Trunks's timeline.
%%* ShipTease: Usually with Trunks.
* {{Shorttank}}: Combination of Tomboy, ActionGirl and BareYourMidriff.
* SuperiorSuccessor: She is ''much'' stronger than her father or Goten at the same age. Even in ''GT'' where she never went Super Saiyan, she takes out Android 19 with ease and helps kill one of the Shadow Dragons. On top of that, if Hercule is successful in making her his successor as World Champion, she'll succeed him by leagues.
* ThemeNaming: Pan is Akira Toriyama's [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome crowning achievement]] in theme names:
** The obvious facet is that "pan" is a Portuguese and Spanish loan word for "bread," punning off her dad's name, which means rice (and if you want, you can stretch the pun: Chi-Chi can mean "milk" or "breast milk.").
** Pan is also a satyr in Greek mythology whose imagery was borrowed for the Christian devil. Her mother's name is an anagram of "devil," and her maternal grandfather is Mr. Satan! If you want to stretch that even further, it's a retroactive, indirect reference to Hercule's late wife Miguel. Miguel is a Spanish version of the name Michael, the name of an Archangel (and Lucifer was an Archangel before he was Satan).
** Pan could also be a reference to the Pan Pipes in honor of Piccolo, who, being the reincarnation of a Daimao, would fit the devil theme above as well.[[note]]Especially after receiving a Satan-based name in the French dub based on that very fact.[[/note]]
** Her name might also be a reference to her Saiyan heritage, as the genus of the Chimpanzee species is called ''Pan''.
** Pan may also be an abbreviation of panties or pants, in honor of the clothing-based names of Bulma's family.
** Here's the kicker: In Greek, "pan" is a prefix meaning "all". So Pan is, in fact, most likely named after all of these characters—making her a living and breathing ode to her parents' family and friends.
* TokenMiniMoe: In ''GT''. A little girl who is likely stronger than every human on Earth. Unfortunately for her, [[OvershadowedByAwesome this still makes her weak]] in comparison to Trunks and especially Goku.
%%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Bulla and Marron's girly girl.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: There's her love of martial arts and boyish way of dressing, but when a certain ''GT'' arc involved another's planet's marriage rituals, she said she admired the dress.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: According to "Piccoyo," Baby Pan's favorite food is Vegetable Pancakes with Tuna and Soy Pulp (with the specific vegetables in the pancakes being carrots, onions, spinach, and broccoli).
* {{Tsundere}}: Type A, as her grandmother and mother, in GT. If the simplest of negative things happens to Pan, she can exaggerate its importance and set off her fiery temper, but despite these tantrums she does truly care for her family in her more sincere moments and will assist them any way she can.
* UnevenHybrid: Pan is a quarter Saiyan through her grandfather Goku and three quarter human. Oddly enough, she's considered a Saiyan despite having more human blood. She also developed faster than the half-Saiyans since she's barely a year old and can fly.

See Characters/DragonBallBeerus

See Characters/DragonBallWhis