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** A particularly heart-wrenching line from this scene, in the dub: ''"I looked for you everywhere and I couldn't find you!"'' [[HarsherInHindsight Oh, Goku.]]

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** A particularly heart-wrenching line from this scene, in episode 76 of the dub: ''"I looked for you everywhere and I couldn't find you!"'' [[HarsherInHindsight Oh, Goku.]]


* In the King Piccolo arc, there's a filler scene of when Tien, Chiaotzu, and Master Roshi are gathering the Dragon Balls of the former having a run-in with an unnamed fighter from his past with the Crane School (the said man has a dragon ball in his infant son's crib). Long story short, Tien broke the man's leg in competition even though he'd been named the victor of their match. This left the fighter crippled with a permanent limp and it took two years for him to recover enough just to get back to his family. That backstory alone is sad enough, but when he encounters Tien again, he understandably is both bitter and possibly afraid that the ex-assassin-to-be would try to ruin his life again and has his wife call the police (though that was partially due to thinking he was responsible for Tambourine's murders). The police arrive, another long story short, Roshi is able to defuse the situation by vouching for Tien's character and the cops stand down. The man, however, accuses that Tien would probably just tear apart his place just to find what he wants, as expected of a man who formerly ruined his life, and even points a shotgun at him. Does Tien get angry? Does he attempt to take the gun? Does he attempt to use telekinesis to take the ball? None of the above; he gets on his hands and knees and ''begs'' for the ball, even offering the man vengeance by breaking his arms. The man is taken aback by the humble gesture and grants Tien his forgiveness and the dragon ball. It's honestly a powerful scene that one wouldn't expect from the [[EasilyForgiven Dragon Ball series]], let alone filler, and emphasizes the point of "just because you've had a change of heart doesn't magically erase all of your crimes".



* In the 10th anniversary film ''Path To Power'', [[spoiler: Hacchan's]] death.

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* In the 10th anniversary 10th-anniversary film ''Path To Power'', [[spoiler: Hacchan's]] death.


* Episode 124 of the anime has Piccolo's son wonder through the woods until he spies a family celebrating the birthday of their son. Seeing this, the boy becomes angry and distracts the family before destroying the boy's cake and birthday present for seemingly no reason other than spite. It's then you realize that this boy isn't just a weapon Piccolo created to seek his vengeance, [[CryForTheDevil he's also a lonely child with no one to turn to]].

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* Episode 124 of the anime has Piccolo's son Junior wonder through the woods until he spies a family celebrating the birthday of their son. Seeing this, the boy Junior becomes angry and distracts the family before destroying the boy's cake and birthday present for seemingly no reason other than spite. It's then you realize that this boy Junior isn't just a weapon Piccolo created to seek his vengeance, [[CryForTheDevil he's also a lonely child with no one to turn to]].


* King Vegeta's death: the guy is trying to rescue his son from the clutches of an monster like Frieza and dies trying. What makes it worse is that Vegeta doesn't even know how awesomely brave his dad was when he died. Up until Frieza told him on Namek how he died [[ForTheEvulz just to get a kick out of him]], he probably thought his father was on the planet when it happened.

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* King Vegeta's death: the guy is trying to rescue his son from the clutches of an a monster like Frieza and dies trying. What makes it worse is that Vegeta doesn't even know how awesomely brave his dad was when he died. Up until Frieza told him on Namek how he died [[ForTheEvulz just to get a kick out of him]], he probably thought his father was on the planet when it happened.


** Just before that, when Goku sacrifices his life to protect the Earth, Gohan breaks down sobbing and he gets upset with himself for not beating Cell earlier, and says it's his fault that Goku died. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Krillin then consoles Gohan and tells him that he fought well.]]

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** Just before that, when Goku sacrifices his life to protect the Earth, Gohan breaks down sobbing and he gets upset with himself for not beating Cell earlier, and says it's his fault that Goku died. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Krillin then consoles Gohan and tells him that he fought well.]]


* The murder of Bora by Taopaipai/Mercenary Tao. This was the first (onscreen) death of the entire series. Watching Upa run to this dead father while crying, and Goku charging at Taopaipai is the first major tragedy of ''Franchise/DragonBall''.

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* The murder of Bora by Taopaipai/Mercenary Tao. This was the first (onscreen) death of the entire series. Watching Upa run to this dead father while crying, and Goku charging at Taopaipai Taopaipai/Tao is the first major tragedy of ''Franchise/DragonBall''.



* Episode 124 of the anime has Piccolo's son wonder through the woods until he spies a family celebrating the birthday of their son. Seeing this, the boy becomes angry and distracts the family before destroying the boy's cake and birthday present for seemingly no reason other than spite. It's then you realize that this boy isn't just a weapon Piccolo created to his seek vengeance, he's also a lonely child with no one to turn to.

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* Episode 124 of the anime has Piccolo's son wonder through the woods until he spies a family celebrating the birthday of their son. Seeing this, the boy becomes angry and distracts the family before destroying the boy's cake and birthday present for seemingly no reason other than spite. It's then you realize that this boy isn't just a weapon Piccolo created to his seek his vengeance, [[CryForTheDevil he's also a lonely child with no one to turn to.to]].

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* Episode 124 of the anime has Piccolo's son wonder through the woods until he spies a family celebrating the birthday of their son. Seeing this, the boy becomes angry and distracts the family before destroying the boy's cake and birthday present for seemingly no reason other than spite. It's then you realize that this boy isn't just a weapon Piccolo created to his seek vengeance, he's also a lonely child with no one to turn to.


* The murder of Bora by Taopaipai. This was the first (onscreen) death of the entire series. Watching Upa run to this dead father while crying, and Goku charging at Taopaipai is the first major tragedy of ''Franchise/DragonBall''.

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* The murder of Bora by Taopaipai.Taopaipai/Mercenary Tao. This was the first (onscreen) death of the entire series. Watching Upa run to this dead father while crying, and Goku charging at Taopaipai is the first major tragedy of ''Franchise/DragonBall''.''Franchise/DragonBall''.
* Episode 86 of the anime, poor Nam getting badly injured by Tien. Who then mocks Nam, claiming that if he'd known Nam was friends with Goku and the others, [[KickTheDog he would have done far worse]].


** Her funeral was a private affair. Her [[https://kotaku.com/memorial-service-for-bulmas-voice-actress-hiromi-tsuru-1822083061 owakare-kai memorial]] was attended by ''hundreds'' and was an elaborate memorial to everything she'd done, with Bulma being the most prominent (her altar even included dragon balls). And then there's a line from the memorial speech Creator/MasakoNozawa gave for her comparatively-young friend (Nozawa was ''81'' when this happened, to Tsuru's mere 57):

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** Her funeral was a private affair. Her [[https://kotaku.com/memorial-service-for-bulmas-voice-actress-hiromi-tsuru-1822083061 owakare-kai memorial]] was attended by ''hundreds'' and was an elaborate memorial to everything she'd done, with Bulma being the most prominent (her altar even included dragon balls).balloons of the two Dragon Balls she had in the very first episode). And then there's a line from the memorial speech Creator/MasakoNozawa gave for her comparatively-young friend (Nozawa was ''81'' when this happened, to Tsuru's mere 57):


* On May 15, 2018, the narrator of the Latin American Spanish dub of the series Creator/JoseLavat died at the age of 69 while working on the dub of the Universe Survival Saga. While he had a very prolific career in dubbing (being the recurring voice actor of Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/IanMcKellen and Creator/AlPacino, among others), for a generation of anime fans who grew up with his work on the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise, his role telling the adventures of Goku and his friends was still his best known role, and the news ''crushed'' the hearts of fans region-wide.

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* On May 15, 2018, the narrator of the Latin American Spanish dub of the series Creator/JoseLavat died at the age of 69 while working on the dub of the Universe Survival Saga.Saga of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. While he had a very prolific career in dubbing (being the recurring voice actor of Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/IanMcKellen and Creator/AlPacino, among others), for a generation of anime fans who grew up with his work on the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise, his role telling the adventures of Goku and his friends was still his best known role, and the news ''crushed'' the hearts of fans region-wide.


* On November 17th, 2017, Bulma's original Japanese VA (Hiromi Tsuru) was found dead in her own car at the age of 57; needless to say this shocking news simply ''crushed'' the hearts of Otaku from all three generations of her career....'''especially''' on those who've grown up on the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise.

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* On November 17th, 17, 2017, Bulma's original Japanese VA (Hiromi Tsuru) was found dead in her own car at the age of 57; needless to say this shocking news simply ''crushed'' the hearts of Otaku from all three generations of her career....'''especially''' on those who've grown up on the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise.



--->“If you gather the seven Dragon Balls, any wish you want will be granted. But this time, they’re useless... I’m so sorry.”

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--->“If --->"If you gather the seven Dragon Balls, any wish you want will be granted. But this time, they’re useless... I’m I'm so sorry."
* On May 15, 2018, the narrator of the Latin American Spanish dub of the series Creator/JoseLavat died at the age of 69 while working on the dub of the Universe Survival Saga. While he had a very prolific career in dubbing (being the recurring voice actor of Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/HarrisonFord, Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/IanMcKellen and Creator/AlPacino, among others), for a generation of anime fans who grew up with his work on the ''Dragon Ball'' franchise, his role telling the adventures of Goku and his friends was still his best known role, and the news ''crushed'' the hearts of fans region-wide.


* The murder of Bora by Taopaipai. This was the first (onscreen) death of the entire series. Watching Upa run to this dead father while crying, and Goku charging at Taopaipai is the first major tragedy of DragonBall.

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* The murder of Bora by Taopaipai. This was the first (onscreen) death of the entire series. Watching Upa run to this dead father while crying, and Goku charging at Taopaipai is the first major tragedy of DragonBall.''Franchise/DragonBall''.



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* In some ways, Vegeta's years-long rivalry with Goku can be really sad. Imagine being good at something and being proud of what you can do, only to be always bested by someone who [[TheAce is better than you in every way]], and unlike you, [[HardWorkHardlyWorks they never worked hard to earn such awesome talents]]. Vegeta spent years trying to get out of Goku's shadow and become the better Saiyan, and seeing Goku easily do what would take days of training to pull off probably hurt him more than even the most brutal NoHoldsBarredBeatdown. No wonder he was so obsessed in ''Z''.

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** Yamcha desperately tries to stop him from killing Goku. After it looks like he's been killed and Krillin asks what happened, he can't even bring himself to say it and just shakes his head.


* The murder of Bora by Taopaipai. This was the first (onscreen) death of the entire series. Watching Upa run to this dead father while crying, and Goku charging at Taopaipai fits this trope.

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* The murder of Bora by Taopaipai. This was the first (onscreen) death of the entire series. Watching Upa run to this dead father while crying, and Goku charging at Taopaipai fits this trope.is the first major tragedy of DragonBall.

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