Trivia / Dragon Ball GT

  • Abridged Series: Three of them. One by FanInTheAttic, one by GTShadowProductions (who has also started to abridge the TV special), and one by TheDBGTAbridged. The three of them stopped updating years ago, though.
  • B-Team Sequel: Although he did some minor consulting and character design work, Akira Toriyama largely left the show in other hands.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: In Funimation's dub of the TV special, one of the demons is played by Peter Mayhew, the actor who plays Chewbacca in Star Wars.
  • Fan Nickname: Dragon Ball: Goku Time. Named for the common perception that Goku has a rather large Spotlight-Stealing Squad in this anime.
  • Franchise Zombie: Some would say that Z already had shown signs of this, and that they should have just stopped it at the Buu arc like in the manga. Others argue that GT averted this by taking a vastly different approach to telling a Dragon Ball story. Detractors argue that while it did take a different approach, it didn't work.
  • Non-Singing Voice: Zig-Zagged with Bon Para in the Funimation dub. In Dance and Attack, his singing (technically rapping) voice was provided by another actor (who was credited as playing "DJ Para"), but his speaking actor, Brad Jackson, did his own singing in subsequent episodes.
  • Recycled Script:
    • The Super 17 Saga and the villains escaping from hell could be seen as a retake of the Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn movie.
    • The story of Zoonama, a minor villain from episodes 7 and 8, is a repeat of Oolong's origin story from the original Dragon Ball.
    • The lead up to Baby is very similar to the 1993 video game, Dragon Ball Z: The Plan To Eradicate The Saiyans, about an evil alien scientist with a vendetta against the Saiyans for killing the Tuffles who created a fearsome monster to destroy the remaining Saiyans. In addition, Baby taking over the Earth by possessing all of Goku's friends and turning them against him is somewhat similar to the setup of the Garlic Jr. story arc.
    • The final fight against Baby could be seen as a fusion of Goku's fights against Vegeta and Freeza. Goku reaching a new form of Super Saiyan and utterly curb stomping Baby is similar to when Goku went Super Saiyan against Freeza. Even Goku's darker personality is a Call-Back to that battle, and Baby turning into a giant ape to fight Goku because he's outclassed, is like what Vegeta did in his battle against Goku.
    • Goku and Vegeta's fusion breaking before they can kill Omega Shenron because the power output of a Super Saiyan 4 shorted the fusion time is just like what happened to Gotenks in his battle against Super Buu. His fusion broke early because of the power drain of Super Saiyan 3. It happened again with Vegetto later in Dragon Ball Super.
    • Goku killing the final Big Bad with giant Spirit Bomb is like the finale of Dragon Ball Z where Goku kills Majin Buu with a giant Spirit Bomb.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • It is heavily implied that Redjic(AKA: Legic, AKA: Lezick) was originally supposed to make future appearances.
    • The series was at one point conceived as an interquel set within the timeskip between the battle with Buu and the epilogue to Dragon Ball Z. Eventually, that idea ended up being used for Dragon Ball Super.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Dragon Ball Wiki, and the less popular but often more reliable Dragon Ball Universe Wiki.
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