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** Owing to Multiverse Theory, he doesn't say "Daddy?" in response in this version of the timeline, as it came during an argument with Bulma over whether to continue fighting the Cyborgs, or laying low until the time machine is done.


* NiceJobBreakingItHero: 17 was going to stop all the pointless killing [[VictoryIsBoring because he was getting bored]], and was going to become a [[MythologyGag park ranger]]. Then Gohan kicked him in the face...
* NoodleIncident: Trunks once offhandedly mentioned obtaining his sword from [[Anime/WrathOfTheDragon Tapion]]. He merely stated that it's a long story.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: 17 was says he's going to stop all the pointless killing [[VictoryIsBoring because he was is getting bored]], and was is going to become a [[MythologyGag park ranger]]. Then Gohan kicked kicks him in the face...
* NoodleIncident: Trunks once offhandedly mentioned mentions obtaining his sword from [[Anime/WrathOfTheDragon Tapion]]. He merely stated Tapion]], saying that it's a long story.


Fast forward 13 years into the story, and humanity ([[AndYourLittleDogToo and country music]]) continues to become slowly wiped out by the androids with every single of the [[ApatheticCitizens citizens being apathetic about it]] (with the radio even making a joke about his own fiancé being killed there). Trunks arrive against Bulma's instructions only for him to stumble upon a deserted city, however fortunately, he managed to meet up with the hero of his timeline; Future Gohan.

Returning home with Gohan in company, Trunks desperately wishes to be Gohan's pupil. Gohan accepts on the condition that Trunks addresses him as [[CallBack Mr. Gohan]]. Happy to be Gohan's student, Trunks invite Gohan to dinner where Bulma makes them food. When Bulma pointed out at how Gohan looks a lot like his father, [[ParentalNeglect he is visibly upset at it, with the Gi being the only remainder of him]].

Over the next few weeks, Gohan would begin training Trunks in the art of dodging his attacks, only for Trunks to stumble into the whirlpool, with a frustrated Gohan [[ForgotAboutHisPowers reminding Trunks that he can fly]]. After getting out of the ocean, they converse about their own parents including how Gohan looks up to Piccolo as his true father and what Trunk's father looks like (When recounting it, it is a scene of [[WouldHurtAChild Vegeta]] beating up a young Gohan, who tries to defend his father's honor). However, when it comes to Gohan's real parents, he virtually abandoned both of them to the point that we see that [[TearJerker Chi-Chi is depressed]] and suffers from a MadnessMantra on how she wished that her own son either talks to her or become a grandmother.

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Fast forward 13 years into the story, and humanity ([[AndYourLittleDogToo and country music]]) continues to become slowly wiped out by the androids with every single of the [[ApatheticCitizens citizens being apathetic about it]] (with the radio even making a joke about his own fiancé being killed there). Trunks arrive arrives against Bulma's instructions only for him to stumble upon a deserted city, however fortunately, he managed to meet up with the hero of his timeline; Future Gohan.

Returning home with Gohan in company, Trunks desperately wishes to be Gohan's pupil. Gohan accepts on the condition that Trunks addresses him as [[CallBack Mr. Gohan]]. Happy to be Gohan's student, Trunks invite invites Gohan to dinner where Bulma makes them food. When Bulma pointed out at how Gohan looks a lot like his father, [[ParentalNeglect he is visibly upset at it, with the Gi being the only remainder of him]].

Over the next few weeks, Gohan would begin training Trunks in the art of dodging his attacks, only for Trunks to stumble into the whirlpool, with a frustrated Gohan [[ForgotAboutHisPowers reminding Trunks that he can fly]]. After getting out of the ocean, they converse about their own parents including how Gohan looks up to Piccolo as his true father and what Trunk's father looks like (When recounting it, it is a scene of [[WouldHurtAChild Vegeta]] beating up a young Gohan, who tries to defend his father's honor). However, when it comes to Gohan's real parents, he virtually abandoned both of them to the point that we see that [[TearJerker Chi-Chi is depressed]] and suffers from a MadnessMantra on how she wished that her own son either talks to her or let her become a grandmother.


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* ShutUpKirk: In his final battle with the Cyborgs, Trunks tries to introduce himself and say he seeks revenge for their murder of Gohan, but 18 interrupts him with an, "I don't care." and punches him.

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* HandicappedBadass: Gohan is still a Super Saiyan in the future, despite missing an arm.


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* PlayedForDrama: The special is probably the darkest episode that [=TFS=] did. The death of Gohan and Trunks finding his body in particular is a TearJerker.
* [[PluckyGirl Plucky Boy]]: Trunks is very eager, at first, to fight the Cyborgs.


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** Future Gohan has this, also, he [[HearingVoices hears voices]], specifically Piccolo's, talking to him.


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* TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening: Trunks' Super Saiyan power is awakened when Gohan dies. The original special even provides the page image.


* AdaptationalVillainy: Future Gohan outright doesn't care for his parents, a far cry from the original version where he thinks highly of them everytime he is fighting with the androids.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalJerkass: Future Gohan outright doesn't care for his parents, a far cry from the original version where he thinks highly of them everytime he is fighting with the androids.


** Quite a few music pieces are from Series/DoctorWho and the end credits sequence combines the Doctor Who theme and "Head Cha La".

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** Quite a few music pieces are from Series/DoctorWho and the end credits sequence combines the Doctor Who theme and "Head Cha La". The Doomsday theme plays when Trunks finds Gohan's body.


* OurMottoSucks: "Hello and welcome to Super World. Slogan pending."

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* OurMottoSucks: OurSloganIsTerrible: "Hello and welcome to Super World. Slogan pending."

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* OurMottoSucks: "Hello and welcome to Super World. Slogan pending."


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* ShoutOut:
** Quite a few music pieces are from Series/DoctorWho and the end credits sequence combines the Doctor Who theme and "Head Cha La".
** The music that plays as the Cyborgs arrive at Super World is the [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Millenial Fair theme]].


* BadFuture: Most of the Z-Fighters are dead, leaving next-to-no opposition to the destructive Cyborgs. [[WeHaveBecomeComplacent Not that anyone cares]].

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* BadFuture: Most of the Z-Fighters are dead, leaving next-to-no opposition to the destructive Cyborgs. [[WeHaveBecomeComplacent Not that anyone cares]]. However, Gohan [[DiscussedTrope disagrees that this trope applies]] -- for him, it's just more of the same.


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* HearingVoices: Gohan has the voice of Piccolo in his head, and some of his more reckless decisions come from listening to its advice. As he's about to die, the voice admits it's not actually his dead master and just a hallucination.


Just as 17 is about to have a HeelRealization regarding all his atrocities and considers becoming a park ranger, Gohan kicks him through a building which makes the cyborg decides to kill everyone on the planet. Gohan eventually decides to make his LastStand against the androids only for him to fail and [[TheHeroDies dies]]. Moments later, Trunks attempt to scour the city for his master only to find him dead...Enraged, Trunks makes a SkywardScream and turns into Super Saiyan for the first time.

3 years later, Trunks and Bulma are just about to make a time machine that allows Trunks to travel into the past and prevent the BadFuture from happening. Upon hearing the news that the cyborgs are attacking another city, Trunks recklessly decides to fight them, against Bulma's warnings. Predictably, he gets [[CurbStompBattle stomped to the ground by them]], only surviving because 18 unintentionally took the blast from 17 in order to finish him off.

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Just as 17 is about to have a HeelRealization regarding all his atrocities and considers becoming a park ranger, Gohan kicks him through a building which makes the cyborg decides to kill everyone on the planet. Gohan eventually decides to make his LastStand against the androids only for him to fail and [[TheHeroDies [[MentorOccupationalHazard dies]]. Moments later, Trunks attempt to scour the city for his master only to find him dead...Enraged, Trunks makes a SkywardScream and turns into Super Saiyan for the first time.

[[TimeSkip 3 years later, later]], Trunks and Bulma are just about to make a time machine that allows Trunks to travel into the past and prevent the BadFuture from happening. Upon hearing the news that the cyborgs are attacking another city, Trunks recklessly decides to fight them, against Bulma's warnings. Predictably, he gets [[CurbStompBattle stomped to the ground by them]], only surviving because 18 unintentionally took the blast from 17 in order to finish him off.


Returning home with Gohan in company, Trunks desperately wishes to be Gohan's pupil. Gohan accepts on the condition that Trunks addresses him as [[CallBack Mr.Gohan]]. Happy to be Gohan's student, Trunks invite Gohan to dinner where Bulma makes them food. When Bulma pointed out at how Gohan looks a lot like his father, [[ParentalNeglect he is visibly upset at it, with the Gi being the only remainder of him]].

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Returning home with Gohan in company, Trunks desperately wishes to be Gohan's pupil. Gohan accepts on the condition that Trunks addresses him as [[CallBack Mr. Gohan]]. Happy to be Gohan's student, Trunks invite Gohan to dinner where Bulma makes them food. When Bulma pointed out at how Gohan looks a lot like his father, [[ParentalNeglect he is visibly upset at it, with the Gi being the only remainder of him]].


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* BadFuture: Most of the Z-Fighters are dead, leaving next-to-no opposition to the destructive Cyborgs. [[WeHaveBecomeComplacent Not that anyone cares]].


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* MentorOccupationalHazard: Gohan's fate.


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* DoomedDefeatist: Puar in TheStinger is convinced the crew of USS ''M'dick'' are going to die there.



[[TheStinger After the credit ends]], we see Oolong, Puar, and Roshi survive thanks to the turtle hermit's submarine, USS M'dick. Unfortunately, it isn't a comfortable one no thanks to Roshi's innuendo such as how he is holding on to "it" for 17 years. Puar remarks that they're going to die in the sub.

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[[TheStinger After the credit ends]], we see Oolong, Puar, and Roshi survive thanks to the turtle hermit's submarine, USS M'dick.''M'dick''. Unfortunately, it isn't a comfortable one no thanks to Roshi's innuendo such as how he is holding on to "it" for 17 years. Puar remarks that they're going to die in the sub.


* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Trunks finding Gohan's corpse and [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening turning into a Super Sayian]], which is played depressingly straight and entirely devoid of humor.

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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Trunks finding Gohan's corpse and [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening turning into a Super Sayian]], Saiyan]], which is played depressingly straight and entirely devoid of humor.

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* SanitySlippage: Played with frighteningly in the case of Chi-Chi, whom Gohan has completely abandoned (she admits he is most likely dead, though the scene is before his actual death). All she does is mutter about losing her husband and son, and how she should be a grandmother by now. She spends her time knitting clothing for a grandchild she will never have. Ox King lives with her.


Thankfully, Bulma somehow managed to find Trunks and heals him back to full health for a few months before he is ready to return back to the past and meet the histories greatest heroes (In which the heroes are either an IdiotHero and a [[ParentalNeglect terrible father]] or {{Jerkass}} and a AbusiveParent). With the cholesterol medication in hand, Trunks leaves the current timeline to head to the past and turn the world into a cyborg free world...

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Thankfully, Bulma somehow managed to find Trunks and heals him back to full health for a few months before he is ready to return back to the past and meet the histories history's greatest heroes (In which the heroes are either an IdiotHero and a [[ParentalNeglect terrible father]] father]], or a {{Jerkass}} and a an AbusiveParent). With the cholesterol medication in hand, Trunks leaves the current timeline to head to the past and turn the world into a cyborg free world...



* ComplimentBackfire: When Bulma mentions Gohan is like his dad, he responds "In what regard?" This is a callback to [[Recap/DragonBallZAbridgedE42 Episode 42]], when Prime Gohan responds similarly to Future Trunks saying the same thing to him.



[[TheStinger After the credit ends]], we see Oolong, Puar, and Roshi survive thanks to the turtle hermit's USS M'dick. Unfortunately, it isn't a comfortable one no thanks to Roshi's innuendo such as how he is holding on to "it" for 17 years. Pura remarks that they're going to die in the sub.

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[[TheStinger After the credit ends]], we see Oolong, Puar, and Roshi survive thanks to the turtle hermit's submarine, USS M'dick. Unfortunately, it isn't a comfortable one no thanks to Roshi's innuendo such as how he is holding on to "it" for 17 years. Pura Puar remarks that they're going to die in the sub.

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