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*** Wish Goku to be immune to the heart virus that killed him it Trunk's timeline. They had medicine, but Goku forgot to take it.

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*** Wish Goku to be immortal, making him immune to the heart virus that killed him it Trunk's timeline. They had medicine, but Goku forgot to take it.


** It also could be stated that had Piccolo simply ignored Raditz and simply ''shut up'' about the Dragon Balls, a large portion of the conflict would have been avoided in ''DBZ''. I suppose his eventual demise was a form of KarmicDeath.

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** It also could be stated that had Piccolo simply ignored Raditz and simply ''shut up'' about the Dragon Balls, a large portion of the conflict would have been avoided in ''DBZ''. I suppose In that case, his eventual demise was a form of KarmicDeath.


*** However, a subsequent episode patches things up a bit by revealing that [[spoiler:Zen-Oh already felt that there were too many weak universes and was going to destroy them anyway, the tournament just gives him a way of determining which ones are the weakest. Additionally, the four strongest universes are exempt, which means that only about half of creation is at risk (assuming there's no last-minute "That was so much fun I decided to spare everyone!" decision, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUqsLmOwI2Q which there isn't]]).]] Not only does this take most of the onus off of Goku, it suggests that he may have given them a fighting chance.

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*** However, a subsequent episode patches things up a bit by revealing that [[spoiler:Zen-Oh already felt that there were too many weak universes and was going to destroy them anyway, the tournament just gives him a way of determining which ones are the weakest. Additionally, the four strongest universes are exempt, which means that only about half of creation is at risk (assuming there's no last-minute "That was so much fun I decided to spare everyone!" decision, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUqsLmOwI2Q which there isn't]]).]] Not only does this take most of the onus off of Goku, it suggests that he may have given them a fighting chance. Doesn't stop [[spoiler:Bergamo from turning the participating universes against Goku, however]].


*** Stop Gero ''before'' he created the androids.
*** Wish Goku to be immune to the heart virus that killed him it Trunk's timeline. They had medicine, but Goku forgot to take it.

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*** **** Stop Gero ''before'' he created the androids.
*** **** Wish Goku to be immune to the heart virus that killed him it Trunk's timeline. They had medicine, but Goku forgot to take it.


*** However, a subsequent episode patches things up a bit by revealing that [[spoiler:Zen-Oh already felt that there were too many weak universes and was going to destroy them anyway, the tournament just gives him a way of determining which ones are the weakest. Additionally, the four strongest universes are exempt, which means that only about half of creation is at risk (assuming there's no last-minute "That was so much fun I decided to spare everyone!" decision, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUqsLmOwI2Q which there isn't]]).]] Not only does this take most of the onus off of Goku, it suggests that he may have given them a fighting chance.

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*** However, a subsequent episode patches things up a bit by revealing that [[spoiler:Zen-Oh already felt that there were too many weak universes and was going to destroy them anyway, the tournament just gives him a way of determining which ones are the weakest. Additionally, the four strongest universes are exempt, which means that only about half of creation is at risk (assuming there's no last-minute "That was so much fun I decided to spare everyone!" decision, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUqsLmOwI2Q which there isn't]]).]] Not only does this take most of the onus off of Goku, it suggests that he may have given them a fighting chance.
**** Turns out the tournament [[spoiler: was also a SecretTestOfCharacter for everyone participating as the winner gets a wish from the Super Dragon Balls. Many of the participants wanted petty or selfish wishes that were a waste of their power such as 17 wanting a boat for his family to go on a cruise (Something he would be able to get with the regular Dragon Balls), Jiren wanting to revive his master to have his approval, Goku wishing for someone strong to fight. Zen-Oh had a premonition that 17 the winner would wish for the revival of all the universes that were erased, and simply made the tournament to see if the multiverse deserved to be spared as if the winner had wished for something selfish, he would have destroyed all the universe.]]


*** The arcs with Buu and Babidi are only shown to occur in the main timeline where Future Trunks did a lot of unnecessary time traveling[[note]]''Anime/DragonballSuper'' does reveal that Babidi and Dabura do show up in Future Trunks's timeline after his return, where he is forced to fight them single handed in a very difficult battle. Thanks to the Supreme Kai warning him about Dabura's attack he is able to prevent the resurrection of Buu.[[/note]] (stopping Mecha-Frieza and King Cold being the first). That in itself plays the trope straight, but again, the events of Future Trunks' timeline (and most of DBZ) would not have happened if Piccolo didn't tell Raditz about the Dragon Balls. Nappa, Vegeta, Mecha-Frieza, and King Cold would have never come to Earth for revenge and Goten and Trunks would have never been born. Piccolo would have never merged with Nail or Kami and Dr. Gero wouldn't have the data to make the Androids as strong as they were. And without everybody needing to get so ridiculously strong to survive the previous arcs, Babidi would've presumably had to look to some other planet to get enough energy to take a shot at reviving Buu. Or there might not even have ''been'' such a planet (not even Frieza and King Cold, the two strongest mortal beings in the universe at the time, would've been strong enough, since a significantly stronger Gohan wasn't), and thus Babidi might never have attempted to revive Buu at all. ''Anime/DragonballSuper'' actually explains this - [[spoiler:Babidi did actually try in Trunks' timeline, however Trunks and Supreme Kai were able to stop him before he was able to revive Buu. Though the fight [[HeroicSacrifice did cost Supreme Kai his life]].]]

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*** The arcs with Buu and Babidi are only shown to occur in the main timeline where Future Trunks did a lot of unnecessary time traveling[[note]]''Anime/DragonballSuper'' does reveal that Babidi and Dabura do show up in Future Trunks's timeline after his return, where he is forced to fight them single handed in a very difficult battle. Thanks to the Supreme Kai warning him about Dabura's attack he is able to prevent the resurrection of Buu.[[/note]] traveling (stopping Mecha-Frieza and King Cold being the first). That in itself plays the trope straight, but again, the events of Future Trunks' timeline (and most of DBZ) would not have happened if Piccolo didn't tell Raditz about the Dragon Balls. Nappa, Vegeta, Mecha-Frieza, and King Cold would have never come to Earth for revenge and Goten and Trunks would have never been born. Piccolo would have never merged with Nail or Kami and Dr. Gero wouldn't have the data to make the Androids as strong as they were. And without everybody needing to get so ridiculously strong to survive the previous arcs, Babidi would've presumably had to look to some other planet to get enough energy to take a shot at reviving Buu. Or there might not even have ''been'' such a planet (not even Frieza and King Cold, the two strongest mortal beings in the universe at the time, would've been strong enough, since a significantly stronger Gohan wasn't), and thus Babidi might never have attempted to revive Buu at all. ''Anime/DragonballSuper'' ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' actually explains this - [[spoiler:Babidi did actually try in Trunks' timeline, however Trunks and Supreme Kai were able to stop him before he was able to revive Buu. Though the fight [[HeroicSacrifice did cost Supreme Kai his life]].]]



*** Not to mention, given how fast the Z fighters can move, Goku grasps the IdiotBall moreso by simply not just teleporting Cell, grabbing King Kai and his pets, and then ''teleporting the fuck out.'' It would have prevented their deaths, and even with Cell coming back, they would have had another fighter to even things out.

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*** Not to mention, given how fast the Z fighters can move, Goku grasps the IdiotBall moreso by simply not just teleporting Cell, grabbing King Kai and his pets, and then ''teleporting the fuck out.'' It would have prevented their deaths, and even with Cell coming back, they would have had another fighter to even things out. However, this is solely an anime issue - In the manga, Goku barely had enough time to get to King Kai's planet, and Cell exploded as soon as he landed.


*** The arcs with Buu and Babidi are only shown to occur in the main timeline where Future Trunks did a lot of unnecessary time traveling[[note]]''Anime/DragonballSuper'' does reveal that Babidi and Dabura do show up in Future Trunks's timeline after his return, where he is forced to fight them single handed in a very difficult battle. Thanks to the Supreme Kai warning him about Dabura's attack he is able to prevent the resurrection of Buu.[[/note]] (stopping Mecha-Frieza and King Cold being the first). That in itself plays the trope straight, but again, the events of Future Trunks' timeline (and most of DBZ) would not have happened if Piccolo didn't tell Raditz about the Dragon Balls. Nappa, Vegeta, Mecha-Frieza, and King Cold would have never come to Earth for revenge and Goten and Trunks would have never been born. Piccolo would have never merged with Nail or Kami and Dr. Gero wouldn't have the data to make the Androids as strong as they were. And without everybody needing to get so ridiculously strong to survive the previous arcs, Babidi would've presumably had to look to some other planet to get enough energy to take a shot at reviving Buu. Or there might not even have ''been'' such a planet (not even Frieza and King Cold, the two strongest mortal beings in the universe at the time, would've been strong enough, since a significantly stronger Gohan wasn't), and thus Babidi might never have attempted to revive Buu at all. DragonballSuper actually explains this - [[spoiler:Babidi did actually try in Trunks' timeline, however Trunks and Supreme Kai were able to stop him before he was able to revive Buu. Though the fight [[HeroicSacrifice did cost Supreme Kai his life]].]]

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*** The arcs with Buu and Babidi are only shown to occur in the main timeline where Future Trunks did a lot of unnecessary time traveling[[note]]''Anime/DragonballSuper'' does reveal that Babidi and Dabura do show up in Future Trunks's timeline after his return, where he is forced to fight them single handed in a very difficult battle. Thanks to the Supreme Kai warning him about Dabura's attack he is able to prevent the resurrection of Buu.[[/note]] (stopping Mecha-Frieza and King Cold being the first). That in itself plays the trope straight, but again, the events of Future Trunks' timeline (and most of DBZ) would not have happened if Piccolo didn't tell Raditz about the Dragon Balls. Nappa, Vegeta, Mecha-Frieza, and King Cold would have never come to Earth for revenge and Goten and Trunks would have never been born. Piccolo would have never merged with Nail or Kami and Dr. Gero wouldn't have the data to make the Androids as strong as they were. And without everybody needing to get so ridiculously strong to survive the previous arcs, Babidi would've presumably had to look to some other planet to get enough energy to take a shot at reviving Buu. Or there might not even have ''been'' such a planet (not even Frieza and King Cold, the two strongest mortal beings in the universe at the time, would've been strong enough, since a significantly stronger Gohan wasn't), and thus Babidi might never have attempted to revive Buu at all. DragonballSuper ''Anime/DragonballSuper'' actually explains this - [[spoiler:Babidi did actually try in Trunks' timeline, however Trunks and Supreme Kai were able to stop him before he was able to revive Buu. Though the fight [[HeroicSacrifice did cost Supreme Kai his life]].]]


*** The arcs with Buu and Babidi are only shown to occur in the main timeline where Future Trunks did a lot of unnecessary time traveling[[note]]''Anime/DragonballSuper'' does reveal that Babidi and Dabura do show up in Future Truck's timeline after his return, where he is forced to fight them single handed in a very difficult battle. Thanks to the Supreme Kai warning him about Dabura's attack he is able to prevent the resurrection of Buu.[[/note]] (stopping Mecha-Frieza and King Cold being the first). That in itself plays the trope straight, but again, the events of Future Trunks' timeline (and most of DBZ) would not have happened if Piccolo didn't tell Raditz about the Dragon Balls. Nappa, Vegeta, Mecha-Frieza, and King Cold would have never come to Earth for revenge and Goten and Trunks would have never been born. Piccolo would have never merged with Nail or Kami and Dr. Gero wouldn't have the data to make the Androids as strong as they were. And without everybody needing to get so ridiculously strong to survive the previous arcs, Babidi would've presumably had to look to some other planet to get enough energy to take a shot at reviving Buu. Or there might not even have ''been'' such a planet (not even Frieza and King Cold, the two strongest mortal beings in the universe at the time, would've been strong enough, since a significantly stronger Gohan wasn't), and thus Babidi might never have attempted to revive Buu at all. DragonballSuper actually explains this - [[spoiler:Babidi did actually try in Trunks' timeline, however Trunks and Supreme Kai were able to stop him before he was able to revive Buu. Though the fight [[HeroicSacrifice did cost Supreme Kai his life]].]]

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*** The arcs with Buu and Babidi are only shown to occur in the main timeline where Future Trunks did a lot of unnecessary time traveling[[note]]''Anime/DragonballSuper'' does reveal that Babidi and Dabura do show up in Future Truck's Trunks's timeline after his return, where he is forced to fight them single handed in a very difficult battle. Thanks to the Supreme Kai warning him about Dabura's attack he is able to prevent the resurrection of Buu.[[/note]] (stopping Mecha-Frieza and King Cold being the first). That in itself plays the trope straight, but again, the events of Future Trunks' timeline (and most of DBZ) would not have happened if Piccolo didn't tell Raditz about the Dragon Balls. Nappa, Vegeta, Mecha-Frieza, and King Cold would have never come to Earth for revenge and Goten and Trunks would have never been born. Piccolo would have never merged with Nail or Kami and Dr. Gero wouldn't have the data to make the Androids as strong as they were. And without everybody needing to get so ridiculously strong to survive the previous arcs, Babidi would've presumably had to look to some other planet to get enough energy to take a shot at reviving Buu. Or there might not even have ''been'' such a planet (not even Frieza and King Cold, the two strongest mortal beings in the universe at the time, would've been strong enough, since a significantly stronger Gohan wasn't), and thus Babidi might never have attempted to revive Buu at all. DragonballSuper actually explains this - [[spoiler:Babidi did actually try in Trunks' timeline, however Trunks and Supreme Kai were able to stop him before he was able to revive Buu. Though the fight [[HeroicSacrifice did cost Supreme Kai his life]].]]



** It gets worse when the Goku and Vegeta's fusion, Gogeta, starts playing around with the final boss Omega Shenron and loses his chance to finish him off. Goku realizes he became extremely cocky as Gogeta and and spends a entire episode trying to fuse again since the duo can't defeat Omega without being combined.

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** It gets worse when the Goku and Vegeta's fusion, Gogeta, starts playing around with the final boss Omega Shenron and loses his chance to finish him off. Goku realizes he became extremely cocky as Gogeta and and spends a an entire episode trying to fuse again since the duo can't defeat Omega without being combined.



** Even earlier than that, Goku defeating Zamasu in a friendly sparring match sets the Kai on his StartOfDarkness, and when the dust settles [[spoiler: an entire timeline ends up paying for it.]]

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** Even Played with earlier than that, in the Goku Black arc. Goku [[EvilIsPetty defeating Zamasu in a friendly sparring match sets match]] is what triggers the Kai on Kai's StartOfDarkness. However, once Future Zamasu enters the story and reveals his StartOfDarkness, backstory, it quickly becomes apparent that there was already something rotten inside Zamasu long before Goku ever met him, and when the dust settles [[spoiler: an entire timeline ends up paying for it.]]if Goku didn't trigger his descent into villainy, something else very well might have.


** After Cell returns to Earth and kills Future Trunks, Vegeta has a JerkassRealization about his poor treatment of his son and goes off on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Cell, only for Cell to NoSell his attacks and nearly kill him. Gohan ends up TakingTheBullet for Vegeta, losing the use of his left arm and more than half of his power in the process. At the time, Gohan still could have beaten Cell, and Trunks still could be revived by the Dragon Balls, so Vegeta flipped out and attacked Cell for ''nothing''; Krillin [[LampshadeHanging even flat-out calls Vegeta an idiot]].

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** After Cell returns to Earth and kills Future Trunks, Vegeta has a JerkassRealization about his poor treatment of his son and goes off on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Cell, only for Cell to NoSell his attacks and nearly kill him. Gohan ends up TakingTheBullet for Vegeta, losing the use of his left arm and more than half of his power in the process. At the time, Gohan still could have beaten Cell, and Trunks still could be revived by the Dragon Balls, so Vegeta flipped out and attacked Cell for ''nothing''; Krillin [[LampshadeHanging even flat-out calls Vegeta an idiot]].''nothing''.


*** The arcs with Buu and Babidi are only shown to occur in the main timeline where Future Trunks did a lot of unnecessary time traveling[[note]]''Anime/DragonballSuper'' does reveal that Babidi and Dabura do show up in Future Truck's timeline after his return, where he is forced to fight them single handed in a very difficult battle. Thanks to the Supreme Kai warning him about Dabura's attack he is able to prevent the resurrection of Buu.[[/note]] (stopping Mecha-Frieza and King Cold being the first). That in itself plays the trope straight, but again, the events of Future Trunks' timeline (and most of DBZ) would not have happened if Piccolo didn't tell Raditz about the Dragon Balls. Nappa, Vegeta, Mecha-Frieza, and King Cold would have never come to Earth for revenge and Goten and Trunks would have never been born. Piccolo would have never merged with Nail or Kami and Dr. Gero wouldn't have the data to make the Androids as strong as they were. And without everybody needing to get so ridiculously strong to survive the previous arcs, Babidi would've presumably had to look to some other planet to get enough energy to take a shot at reviving Buu. Or there might not even have ''been'' such a planet (not even Frieza and King Cold, the two strongest mortal beings in the universe at the time, would've been strong enough, since a significantly stronger Gohan wasn't), and thus Babidi might never have attempted to revive Buu at all.

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*** The arcs with Buu and Babidi are only shown to occur in the main timeline where Future Trunks did a lot of unnecessary time traveling[[note]]''Anime/DragonballSuper'' does reveal that Babidi and Dabura do show up in Future Truck's timeline after his return, where he is forced to fight them single handed in a very difficult battle. Thanks to the Supreme Kai warning him about Dabura's attack he is able to prevent the resurrection of Buu.[[/note]] (stopping Mecha-Frieza and King Cold being the first). That in itself plays the trope straight, but again, the events of Future Trunks' timeline (and most of DBZ) would not have happened if Piccolo didn't tell Raditz about the Dragon Balls. Nappa, Vegeta, Mecha-Frieza, and King Cold would have never come to Earth for revenge and Goten and Trunks would have never been born. Piccolo would have never merged with Nail or Kami and Dr. Gero wouldn't have the data to make the Androids as strong as they were. And without everybody needing to get so ridiculously strong to survive the previous arcs, Babidi would've presumably had to look to some other planet to get enough energy to take a shot at reviving Buu. Or there might not even have ''been'' such a planet (not even Frieza and King Cold, the two strongest mortal beings in the universe at the time, would've been strong enough, since a significantly stronger Gohan wasn't), and thus Babidi might never have attempted to revive Buu at all. DragonballSuper actually explains this - [[spoiler:Babidi did actually try in Trunks' timeline, however Trunks and Supreme Kai were able to stop him before he was able to revive Buu. Though the fight [[HeroicSacrifice did cost Supreme Kai his life]].]]


*** However, a subsequent episode patches things up a bit by revealing that [[spoiler:Zen-Oh already felt that there were too many weak universes and was going to destroy them anyway, the tournament just gives him a way of determining which ones are the weakest. Additionally, the four strongest universes are exempt, which means that only about half of creation is at risk (assuming there's no last-minute "That was so much fun I decided to spare everyone!" decision).]] Not only does this take most of the onus off of Goku, it suggests that he may have given them a fighting chance.

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*** However, a subsequent episode patches things up a bit by revealing that [[spoiler:Zen-Oh already felt that there were too many weak universes and was going to destroy them anyway, the tournament just gives him a way of determining which ones are the weakest. Additionally, the four strongest universes are exempt, which means that only about half of creation is at risk (assuming there's no last-minute "That was so much fun I decided to spare everyone!" decision).decision, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUqsLmOwI2Q which there isn't]]).]] Not only does this take most of the onus off of Goku, it suggests that he may have given them a fighting chance.


* All over the place in ''Manga/DragonBall Z'':



*** Vegeta, for ''actively helping Cell absorb Android 18'' because he was [[BloodKnight looking for a better fight]],


*** To be fair, Vegeta's RoaringRampageOfRevenge moment would have caused a massive boost in power if not outright transforming him for anyone else. Both Goku and Gohan (repeatedly) have had similar moments including during the very Cell Games and have it work out well for them.



** To be fair with that last one, Gogeta was pissing Omega Shenron off on purpose so he'd unleash his [[FinishingMove Negative Karma Ball]] in an attempt to kill them and everything else, which Gogeta could then turn it into a ''Positive'' Karma Ball and use it to destroy the shroud of minus energy covering the earth. When that job was finished, they went for the kill--only to run out of time, and that was because the fusion wore off earlier than they expected, likely due to being overloaded by the Super Saiyan 4 form.



*** Well, to be entirely fair, Buu shouting that he will "no longer be himself again" is up to interpretation. Buu could have shouted that it will "doom the entire universe" or something along those lines. Though considering [[BloodKnight Ve]][[SkewedPriorities ge]][[{{Pride}} ta]] was present, it might not have changed a thing.
*** Besides, Vegeta and Goku were getting their butts royally kicked by Super Buu at that point, and were completely unable to affect Buu in any way whatsoever. Super Buu was making such a fuss over Fat Buu that it was obvious disconnecting him was going to affect Super Buu somehow, disconnecting Fat Buu was really the only thing Goku and Vegeta could really DO against Super Buu.

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*** To be fair, Vegeta's RoaringRampageOfRevenge moment would have caused a massive boost in power if not outright transforming him for anyone else. Both Goku and Gohan (repeatedly) have had similar moments including during the very Cell Games and have it work out well for them.


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*** Besides, Vegeta and Goku were getting their butts royally kicked by Super Buu at that point, and were completely unable to affect Buu in any way whatsoever. Super Buu was making such a fuss over Fat Buu that it was obvious disconnecting him was going to affect Super Buu somehow, disconnecting Fat Buu was really the only thing Goku and Vegeta could really DO against Super Buu.

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