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In order of appearance.


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    Son Goku 

    Bulma 

    Oolong 

Oolong (ウーロン, Uuron)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Naoki Tatsuta
Voiced by (English): Brad Jackson, Bryan Massey (Movie 1, Kai) (Funimation); Alec Willows (DB 1995, Z Seasons 1-2), Scott McNeil (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 Spanish): 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.


  • Accidental Truth: After dealing with Goku's oozaru form, Oolong quips, "So what is he? Some kind of space alien?" Yup.
  • Achilles' Heel: 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.)
  • Adaptational Badass: In the unofficial Chinese Movie Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins, Oolong (known as Piggy) has the ability to turn into Rambo (yes that Rambo).
  • Adaptation Species Change: Oolong is a piggish human in the unofficial movie Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins.
  • Big Damn Hero: Oolong interrupted Pilaf's wish preventing Pilaf from becoming ruler of the world.
  • "Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word: How Bulma gets him to join the adventure. She slips him a drug that acts as a laxative every time he hears whistling.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Often pissed himself in fear in the manga.
  • Chekhov's Gag: 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.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: At least he thinks of himself as chivalrous. The pervert part is completely accurate however.
  • Composite Character: If you're familiar with Journey to the West, 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 Jtt W. However, his adeptness at shapeshifting is a trait taken from Son Wukongnote , 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".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mostly before he turns nicer.
  • Demoted to Extra: 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 Combat Commentator lines here and there. Once the Saiyans show up, he's more or less out of the picture entirely.
  • Didn't Think This Through: How else do you explain why he drugged Goku when he knew that Yamcha was out to rob them?
  • Dirty Coward: Mostly in the earlier chapters of the series, especially before he considered Goku and the others as his true friend.
  • Dirty Kid: 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?
  • Dub Name Change: 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 Journey to the West in the group. A significant part of the reason he gets Demoted to Extra so badly is that he made less sense to keep on the further DB strayed from having anything to do with JttW.
  • Incompletely Trained: He attended the same shapeshifting school as Puar, but was expelled for 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.
  • Informed Ability: His shapeshifting becomes this after Dragon Ball.
  • Larynx Dissonance: 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.
  • Man, I Feel Like a Woman: 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.
  • Messy Pig: He may be more mentally than physically messy, but he qualifies nonetheless.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: The first of the series, before Yamcha pulled a Heel–Face Turn with Puar.
  • Petting Zoo People: A walking, talking pig, and one of the first talking animals to play a big role.
  • Spanner in the Works: He screwed Pilaf's wish for immortality by intervening.
  • Smarter Than You Look: He's the only one who recognizes Chichi when She's All Grown Up. And he had met her only once.
  • Theme Naming: With Puar, after tea.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Oolong and Puar were classmates at the Shapeshifter Academy, due to dropping out earlier, Oolong can only hold his form for five minutes.
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    Master Roshi 

    Yamcha 

    Puar 

Puar (プーアル, Puuaru)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Naoko Watanabe
Voiced by (English): Monika Antonelli, Brina Palencia (Movie 1, Kai) (Funimation); Kathy Morse (DB 1995), Cathy Weseluck (Z), Chris Simms (DB 2004) (Ocean/Blue Water); Cheryl Chase (Harmony Gold); Jodi Forrest (AB Groupe/"Big Green"), Dave Bridges (DB, Animax Asia, 2006), Unknown Voice Actor/Actress (DB andDBZ movies, Speedy, GT, Blue Water, DBS, Bang Zoom!, Kai, Ocean)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Cristina Camargo (DB, Z) , Jesús Barrero (DB epi. 5-60), Karen Vallejo (Kai), Desireé González (Kai The Final Chapters), Isabel Martiñón (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.


  • Adaptation Species Change: To Parrot in Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins.
  • Ambiguous Gender: 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.
  • Becoming the Mask: 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.
  • Cute Kitten: Just look at their picture!
  • Dub Name Change: Became "Squeaker" in the Harmony Gold dub.
  • Demoted to Extra: Puar went from shapshifting into items and animals in the original series to only being Yamcha's friend in Z.
  • Evil Counterpart: Seemingly to Oolong in the beginning, except Puar was ironically more moral!
  • Flight: Puar can inexplicably fly.
  • Informed Ability: Like Oolong, Puar doesn't use their shapeshifting abilities after the original series until Dragon Ball Super where she uses it to turn into Beerus. He/She also uses shapeshifting to help train Master Roshi to suppress his sexual desires to make him a better fighter before the Tournament of Power by turning into a beatiful woman.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To Yamcha during their bandit days.
  • Satellite Character: Puar is mostly important in relation to Yamcha.
  • Right-Hand Cat: To Yamcha during his bandit days, though more sympathetic then most.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Alternately "Pu'erh", "Puaru".
  • Talking Animal: Puar is less anthromorphic then Oolong.
  • Theme Naming: With Oolong, after tea.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Yamcha.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: 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.

    Krillin 

    Tien Shinhan / Tenshinhan 
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    Chiaotzu / Chaozu 

Chiaotzu (餃子, Chaozu)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Hiroko Emori
Voiced by (English): Rebecca Forstadt (Harmony Gold); Cathy Weseluck (Ocean); Monika Antonelli, Brina Palencia (Kai) (Funimation); Sean Broadhurst (Blue Water); Jodi Forrest, Ed Marcus (AB Groupe/"Big Green")
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Patricia Acevedo (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.


  • Adaptational Badass: Slightly, combined with Throw the Dog a Bone. Chaozu in the manga never becomes anything close to important again after his Senseless Sacrifice against Nappa. In the anime at least, he get's to show off his training under King Kai by mopping the floor with Guldo.
  • Ambiguously Human: Its unclear if he's human or a Jiang Shi.
  • Ascended Extra: He plays a much larger role in Mystical Adventure
  • Balloon Belly: After eating a lot, being a Big Eater like the rest of the cast.
  • Blood Knight: 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.
  • Book Dumb: 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.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: 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. Not only did his suicide attack do no damage to Nappa, Tien dies soon after anyway trying to avenge his death.
  • Can't Catch Up: Gets hit with this worst than the other human characters. Chiaotzu literally gets left behind for the Cell Games.
  • Charlie Brown Baldness: Has only one strand of hair on his head which he proudly displayed to annoy Krillin in his introduction.
  • Chinese Vampire: Has the appearance of a particularly cute one. Its unclear if he's really a Jiang Shi or a human with the appearance of one.
  • Con Man: 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 The Fixer for his tendency to rig the number draws at the World Martial Arts Tournaments.
  • David vs. Goliath: Him against Nappa. He loses.
  • Death from Above: 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.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Z.
  • Enemy Mine: 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.
  • Evil Counterpart: Was originally this to Krillin.
  • Extremity Extremist: During his fight with Krillin, he exclusively uses kick-based strikes. Justified because, as Krillin deduces, his hands are being used for his psychic powers.
  • Failure Hero: In Z. The poor guy didn't get to show off his skills that much in Dragon Ball either.
  • Fragile Speedster: Quite quick on his feet, in large due to his flight, but goes down quite easily if hit.
  • Friendly Target: Chiaotzu dies three times in the manga, same as Krillin in that medium. And he's nowhere as important plot-wise (poor guy...).
  • Glass Cannon: 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.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: Even after his Training from Hell alongside Tenshinhan, he's not considered strong enough to participate in the Cell Games.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Against Nappa.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: 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.
  • Kick the Dog: His and Tenshinhan's introduction chapter.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • 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.
  • Killed Offscreen: His third death wasn't shown, but it happened after Buu blew up Earth.
  • Kill the Cutie: He dies against both King Piccolo and Nappa.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: He trained under the Crane School whose founder, Master Shen, studied under the same master as Roshi: Mutaito > Master Shen > Chiaotzu
  • Morality Pet: To Tenshinhan during his villain days. Particularly notable in Mystical Adventure.
  • Mysterious Past: 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.
  • No Body Left Behind: 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.
  • Not So Different: When Goku gets confused about how he's eighth in the tournament when he didn't choose a number (despite the fact that Goku was the last to even draw), Tien mocks them for this only for Chiaotzu to be confused as to what's wrong about choosing their own number.
  • Older Than They Look: Aside from getting slightly taller in the Piccolo Jr Arc, he looks exactly the same throughout the entire series.
  • Ordered to Cheat: 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.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Following the fight with Nappa, he doesn't fight anymore.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: A wise young Emperor in Mystical Adventure.
  • Redemption Demotion: Post Heel–Face Turn, he is subjected to a lot of losses; Nappa's being the most notable
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Shorter than Krillin and Gohan, yet he still managed to be a Z-fighter.
  • Psychic Powers: Demonstrates both telepathy and telekinesis.
  • Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: 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.
  • Satellite Character: 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 Sacrificial Lion twice, and barely ever interacts with any of the other Z-fighters. He does get to help Goku in Super for one episode with his psychic abilities, but that's it.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: During the Saiyan Saga, he self-destructs in an effort to 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.
  • Signature Move: Dodon Ray, shared with all 3 other Crane related characters. He was also the first character to really showcase the flying techniquenote , which (like Tenshinhan's Taiyouken / Solar Flare) quickly became a staple of the others' strategies.
  • The Sociopath: 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.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Chaozu? Chiaotzu? Chaotzu? Gyouza? Chaos? Kaos (used by the original translation of the Spanish manga. No idea where they came up with that)?
  • Surpassed the Teacher: He surpasses Master Shen by the time of the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament. He also surpasses Kami after training with him.
  • Superior Successor: 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.
  • Taking You with Me: Tries this on Nappa. It doesn't work.
  • Took a Level in Badass: 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.
  • The Stoic: At first he was very emotionless, but got more Cute Bruiser after his Heel–Face Turn
  • Use Your Head: Against Krillin. Master Shen even comments that Chiaotzu's head is as hard as a diamond.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Uses psychic powers due to having a lower endurance than his comrades.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: 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!
  • We Are "Team Cannon Fodder": All the time. In the fight against Nappa, the poor little guy blew himself up and didn't make a DENT!
  • The Worf Effect: He loses a lot, the fight with Nappa being the prime example.

    Piccolo 

    Son Gohan 

    Vegeta 

    Future Trunks 

    Androids 17 and 18 

    Mr. Satan / Hercule 

    Trunks 

Trunks (トランクス, Torankusu)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Takeshi Kusao, Hiromi Tsuru (Baby)
Kid Trunks voiced by (English): Laura Bailey (Z, movies), Alexis Tipton (Super) (Funimation); Cathy Weseluck (Ocean), Erica Mendez (Bang Zoom!/Toonami Asia in Super)
Adult Trunks voiced by (English): Henry Douglas Grey (Final Bout); Eric Vale (Funimation); Allistair Abell (Ocean); Matthew Erickson (Blue Water)
Baby Trunks voiced by (English): Stephanie Nadolny (Z), Colleen Clinkenbeard (Kai) (Funimation); Jodi Forrest (AB Groupe/"Big Green")
Kid Trunks voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Gaby Willer (current voice), Rocío Garcel (Baby)
Adult Trunks voiced by (Latin American Spanish): 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 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.


  • '90s Hair: He sports a mushroom cut most of the series.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Both he and Goten achieved Super Saiyan form as children with very little effort, and no clue they'd done something remarkable.
  • The Artifact: Like his alternate, future self, his purple hair was probably inherited from Bulma (who had purple hair early on in the manga).
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Vegeta is around; what did you expect?
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He may be the President of Capsule Corp, but he can still kick ass.
  • Bash Brothers: With Goten. They not only fight together, they can fuse to become a whole new being.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Bulla. Despite initially wanting a little brother, Trunks quickly warms up to Bulla and becomes rather protective of her during Super.
  • Big Eater: 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 as he gets older his table manners are significantly better.
  • Blood Knight: 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.
  • Blue Blood: Keep in mind his dad is the Prince of all Saiyans.
  • Book Dumb: "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 Emperor Pilaf for help with understanding his classes and can't tell a regular calculator from Bulma's spare parts.
  • Born Lucky: He grew up in a peaceful era where the Bad Future 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.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: What distinguishes him from Future Trunks, thanks to growing up in a time of peace (and having his father around).
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: 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, frustrated that they haven't learned to stop depending on each other for fighting.
  • Child Prodigy: 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 Gadgeteer Genius like his mom is a Foregone Conclusion, his performance in his studies as a young boy in Super is laughably bad.
  • Cool Big Bro: 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).
  • Cool Sword: 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. It ends up missing the mark.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Movie 11, Bio-Broly, feature him and Goten as the main protagonists, and marks the only time in the entire franchise (besides their brief curb-stompings of Abo and Kado in their base forms) that Goten and kid Trunks had a real fight with a villain while unfused. He gets to show off power that was more just hinted at in the original series, nearly beating Broly alongside Goten with their teamwork after the former pulls a complete No-Sell of Android 18's attempts to hurt him.
  • Demoted to Extra: Later on in GT and for most of Super outside of the Goku Black arc, although he lasted longer than most of the cast.
  • Disguised in Drag: Hilariously in GT as part of a Bride and Switch plan. The groom is still interested in him even after the ruse is revealed.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Downplayed, but present. While fighting 18 as "Mighty Mask", Goten has to specifically tell him to keep his battle power suppressed so that he doesn't accidentally kill Android 18. He insists that he knows how to hold back enough to only knock 18 out of the ring, but 18's Oh, Crap! reaction to his held-back ki blast (which she just barely avoids, before noting its speed and power) indicate that he probably didn't do a good enough job and that he would have seriously hurt her had it actually connected.
  • Family Theme Naming: 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 Combat Pragmatist, and 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 After the End where the androids killed all his loved ones, including his father, and Gohan, his mentor.
  • Freak Out: He has one of these when he thinks Future Trunks is his illegitimate brother, thanks to Pilaf and Mai putting ideas in his head.
  • Fusion Dance: Into Gotenks, and part of the Trope Namer.
  • Future Me Scares Me: 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.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: He's a half-Saiyan on his father's side, half-Human on his mother’s.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: 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.
  • Heroic Bastard: While they do eventually marry between the Cell and Buu sagas, he was born after a one night stand between Vegeta and Bulma.
  • Heroic Lineage: How 'heroic' Vegeta is in "Z" is 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.
  • Hero-Worshipper: 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's admiration is much more deserved.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Goten. They are almost always together, even as a teenager.
  • Hopeless with Tech: Super shows that Trunks didn't start taking after his mother in the academics and engineering department until later, though he was a little distracted with trying to impress Mai at the time.
  • Human Mom Nonhuman Dad: His father's a Saiyan, his mother's a human.
  • I Got Bigger: By the EOZ, he becomes a perfect match to Future Trunks.
  • Just a Kid: 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. Didn't last after the first fight.
  • Kid Hero: Shares this with Goten.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: 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.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: 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.
  • Love at First Sight: 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 Ship Tease 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.
  • Morality Pet: He and Bulma become this to Vegeta and he's fully aware of it, which is why he allows Babidi to turn him into a Majin. 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.
  • Mr. Fixit: In GT, he is the one who works on the ship and other gadgets. Ironically, in "Super" he's Hopeless with Tech.
  • Naughty Is Good: As a kid.
  • Nice Guy: 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.
  • Nobody Calls Me "Chicken"!: Again, like father, like son. His reaction to Future Trunks acting cowardly is to fly into a rage.
  • No Body Left Behind: His only death in the series was due to Buu blowing up Earth.
  • Older Than He Looks: 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.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He got the frowning face of his father. He smiles much more in Super and only brings out the Vegeta glare when he's legitimately upset.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: As a kid like all Saiyans.
  • Precocious Crush: 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.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: GT, but only when he dresses up to work at Capsule Corp.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Has purple hair and purple Battle Aura.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: 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.
  • Scarf Of Ass Kicking: In GT.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The "manly" part (well, bratty at least) with Goten.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: 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.
  • The Smart Guy: In GT. Granted, his competition is Goku and Pan...
  • Spoiled Sweet: 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 Heroic BSoD.
  • Straight Man: To Goku and Pan in GT.
  • Superior Successor: To both his father and Future Trunks. He becomes a Super Saiyan at only eight years old and is stronger than Frieza.
  • Team Mom: Is a male version of this in GT. He's just not enough of a disciplinarian to be a Team Dad.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: 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 Flash Step. 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.
  • Warrior Prince: He's descended from Saiyan royalty, but it never really comes up in the story.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has lavender hair.

    Son Goten 

Son Goten (孫 悟天, AKA Sun Wutian)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Masako Nozawa
Kid Goten voiced by (English): Kara Edwards (Funimation); Jillian Michaels (Ocean); Philece Sampler (Bang Zoom!/Toonami Asia in Super)
Adult Goten voiced by (English): Robert McCollum (Funimation); Gabe Khouth (Ocean); Scott Hendrickson (Blue Water)
Kid Goten voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Laura Torres (current voice), ? (Battle of the Gods)
Adult Goten voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Víctor Ugarte

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.


  • Achievements in Ignorance: 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 Dragon Ball Super.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: As a kid.
  • All-Loving Hero: A trait he shares with the rest of his family.
  • Always Save the Girl: In GT, always tries to save Valese.
  • Always Second Best:
    • 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.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: 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.
  • Badass Adorable: Considerate, kind, sensitive, warm-hearted, polite AND can kick the ass of evil.
  • Bash Brothers: With Present Trunks. They rely a bit too much on each other, however, as pointed out to them by Vegeta.
  • Big Brother Worship: 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. Gohan's spirit is crushed.
  • Big Eater: A family and racial trait. He loves food almost as much as his dad.
  • Blood Knight: 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.
  • Break the Cutie: He goes through this after watching Super Buu murder his mother by turning her into an egg and crushing it.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: 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.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the final episode of Z he's beaten by his four years old niece with her slapping him across the face.
  • Cheerful Child: He's a Generation Xerox of Goku.
  • Chick Magnet: Much like his father and big brother. In GT, college-age Goten seems to be going out with girls all the time.
  • Child Prodigy: Although not to the extent of Gohan, he is the youngest Super Saiyan ever and is only a little weaker than Trunks mostly due to age.note 
  • Cool Uncle: Goten seems to have a good relationship with Pan, his niece. He is often seen playing with her in Super.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: 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.
  • The Cutie: Look at him. He is just like his father when he was a child, who was also extremely cute looking.
  • Demoted to Extra: In GT and Super.
  • Disappeared Dad: Goku was dead for most of his childhood.
  • Family Theme Naming: Son Goku, his sons—Gohan and Goten and Goku's grandfather Gohan. Further, the kanji for "ku" in Goku's name (空) means "sky" and the "ten" in Goten's name (天) means "heaven."
    • Also overlaps with Bilingual Bonus, as in Chinese pinyin, his name can be read as "Sun Wutian". However, unlike in on'yomi, this basically gives him the same name formatting as Master Roushi's name in pinyin (from "Muten Roushi" to "Wutian Laoshi"). Tien also literally has the same "heaven" (天) character in his name as well, but unlike Wutian/Goten's, his version in the English dubs to this day is rendered in a slightly-butchered pinyin style as opposed to full-on Japanese on'yomi.
  • Foil:
    • To his big brother, Gohan. They both have many similarities to their father like their pure-hearts, love of animals, and their innocents and fun-loving nature. 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.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish Sibling to Gohan's Responsible Sibling.
  • Friend to All Living Things: His love for animals is identical to that of his father's, too.
  • Fusion Dance: Into Gotenks and part of the Trope Namer.
  • Generation Xerox: Look at the picture. He's basically Goku as a child.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: 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.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: He's a half-Saiyan on his father's side, half-Human on his mother’s.
  • Heroic Lineage: 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.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: Got it from Goku and his grandfather, Bardock.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: 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.
  • Holding Your Shoulder Means Injury: 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.
  • Human Mom Nonhuman Dad: His father's a Saiyan, his mother's a human.
  • Hybrid Power: 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.
  • I Got Bigger: By the EOZ, he grows to a fairly tall young man, although he's shorter than his dad.
  • Identical Grandson: As stated with Strong Family Resemblance below, he also looks like his late paternal grandfather Bardock when he was young.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Just like his father and big brother, this is what allows him to ride the Nimbus cloud before he learns how to fly.
  • Innocent Prodigy: He didn't even know what a Super Saiyan was when he accidentally transformed during his sparring match with Chi-Chi.
  • Just a Kid: 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.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: On occasion, he can fire a Kamehameha wave like his father and brother.
  • Keet: Super energetic, and rather loud.
  • Kid Hero: Shares this role with Trunks.
  • Kill the Cutie: Blew up along with the Earth twice. He gets better both times.
  • Lineage Comes from the Father: Even more so than Gohan. Not only does he inherit his father's love of nature, animals, and happy outlook, he looks exactly like Goku as a kid.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: 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
  • Meaningful Name: Goten is a mixture of Goku's name, and "ten", which in Japanese means heaven/afterlife. He is Goku's son born after his father was in Otherworld.
  • Momma's Boy: 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.
  • Naughty Is Good: He is partners in mischief with Trunks, after all.
  • Nice Guy: He's the nicer one of the Trunks/Goten duo. This overly trusting attitude also makes him slightly more gullible than Trunks.
  • No Body Left Behind: His only death in the series was due to Buu blowing up Earth.
  • Older Than They Look: 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.
  • Only Sane Man: 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 mostly so that Goten can point out when Goku is being silly.
  • Out of Focus: 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.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's more powerful than Namek Saga Frieza and he's only seven.
  • The Pollyanna: Just like his dad and older brother. Goten is one big ball of joy who is always seen smiling or laughing.
  • Ret Gone: 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.
  • Shared Family Quirks: He shares his father's love for food, nature, helping others, pure heart, and is as hyperactive and fun-loving as Goku when he was a child. He also inherited his father's powerful temper that flare up when his loved ones are in danger.
  • Shipper on Deck: 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.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: He was born nine months after the Cell Games and Goku's death.
  • Static Character: 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 Straight Man to Goku's Idiot Hero.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: 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.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: 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. Funnily, this only serves to make him look like a male version of his paternal grandmother, Gine.
  • Superior Successor: 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.
  • Tareme Eyes: Like his father and brother.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: 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 Flash Step. 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.
  • Warrior Prince: 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.)
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: In Super he becomes this and frequently plays the sane man to his father. One standout instance is his insistence that Goku show Beerus respect by getting properly wrapped food when taking him a gift.

    Fat Buu 
See the "Fat Buu" folder in Dragon Ball Majin Buu

    Pan 

Pan (パン)

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Click here to see her in GT 
Click here to see her in Super 

Voiced by (Japanese): Yuko Minaguchi, Shino Kakinuma (Kai)
5-year-old Pan voiced by (English): Susan Huber (Z), Kate Bristol (GT flashbacks), Elise Baughman (Kai)(Funimation); Brenna O'Brien (Ocean); Caitlynne Mederek (GT flashbacks) (Blue Water)
10-year-old Pan voiced by (English): Elise Baughman (Funimation); Caitlynne Mederek (Blue Water)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): 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.


  • Affirmative Action Girl: 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.
  • The Apprentice: Goku personally trains her to be his successor.
  • Badass Adorable: 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 Goo Goo Godlike below.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In GT, she wears a midriff despite being only ten.
  • Berserk Button: Never make fun of her eyebrows.
  • Boyish Short Hair: 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.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: In GT, she is a brat who constantly belittles her grandfather, pushes around Trunks, and bullies Giru.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: Despite being a bit younger than a teenager, she plays this trope regularly in GT where she is a whiny brat instead of a Cheerful Child like at the end of Z
  • Call-Forward: 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.
  • Cheerful Child: In Z and also as a baby in Super. She inherited her family's positive attitude.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Videl being pregnant with her was all Goku needed to complete the Super Saiyan God transformation.
  • Child Prodigy:
    • Despite being only nine, she is already very powerful, and the 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.
  • Cute Bruiser: Just because she is a cute little girl doesn't mean she won't kick your ass.
  • The Cutie: 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.
  • Does Not Like Spam: In the English dub of Super, when explaining her Trademark Favorite Food, Piccolo suggests she doesn't like celery.
  • Family Theme Naming: Pan is a triple-themed name: the food puns for Gohan's side of the family, the devil/Satan theme from Videl's familynote , 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 Cool Big Sis to Goku since childhood) since her name is also the first three letters in panty.
  • Genki Girl: She is really full of energy.
  • Goo Goo Godlike: Baby Pan has not only learned to 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.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: She gets angry very easily for trivial reasons as a kid.
  • Heir to the Dojo: Of Satan-style. She winds up running the dojo as a teenager.
  • Heroic Lineage: 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 Badass Normal who in a world of Super Weights is relegated to Fake Ultimate Hero; 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 (yes, really!). Her mother is a Badass Normal who used to help the police fight crime on a regular basis without any Ki or superpowers.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Unsurprisingly good at it, considering her father, grandfather and uncle are.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: 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 (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).
  • Last Episode, New Character: 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.
  • Little Miss Badass: Four years old in Z, around nine years old in GT, but badass and adorable all the way.
  • Little Miss Snarker: In the GT series she's a snarky and often disrespectful preteen.
  • Mouthy Kid: In GT she is rather mouthy and verbally violent (and physically too, just like her grandmother.)
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: 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
  • Mythology Gag: 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.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: Her potential boyfriend runs away when he sees her abilities as she fights some random criminals.
  • Older Than They Looks: Old Pan in the Distant Finale of GT does show her age, but she looks about 80, not her real age of over 110.
  • Outdated Outfit: Her clothes in GT are extremely 90s.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: 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.
  • Ret Gone: Inverted. Along with Goten, she hadn't been born in Future Trunks's timeline.
  • Shorttank: Combination of Tomboy, Action Girl and Bare Your Midriff.
  • Superior Successor: 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.
  • Theme Naming: Pan is Akira Toriyama's 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 
    • 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.
  • Token Mini-Moe: In GT. A little girl who is likely stronger than every human on Earth. Unfortunately for her, this still makes her weak in comparison to Trunks and especially Goku.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: 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.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: 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.
  • Uneven Hybrid: 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.

Fusions

    In General 
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In the Dragon Ball universe, fusion (合体, Gattai, "Union") is the process of merging two or more separate beings into one, combining their attributes, from strength and speed to reflexes, intelligence and wisdom. When properly fused, the single being created has an astounding level of power, far beyond what either fusees would have had individually.
  • The Ace: In many areas played straight, zig-zagged, and subverted depending on the fusion character and situation.
    • Played straight in terms of power, and the fact that fusion characters gain all abilities of their fusees note  in a case of All Your Powers Combined, which can even be more literal when attacks are combined like the Final Kamehameha. Also, fusion characters gain all of the instincts, fighting skills, and experience of their fusees. Also, if the personalities and character traits of the fusees compliment each other (I.E. their combined positive traits reduce thier negative traits) then the new fusion character could end up being the perfect warrior from a mental standpoint. note  If however, the Fusees have more negative traits than positive....
    • Subverted when the fusees have more negative traits than positive ones, which is brought out even further in the fusion character. Gotenks for example has the combined arrogance, childishness, and lack of maturity of Goten and Trunks, making him take too long to get serious in many cases. While he is certainly a better fighter and far more powerful than either, neither of his fusees has much experience in life or death combat, which means all his attacks tend to be more show-off than practical.
    • Zig-zagged depending on the opponent and how well they match up to them. Kefla wasn't much good against Ultra Instinct Goku as neither Caulifla or Kale were polished fighters and had little experience with finesse or technique, whereas Ultra Instinct Goku is finesse and technique maximized plus tons of power.
  • Fusion Dance: Naturally. The Metamoran Fusion in particular is the Trope Namer.
  • Hour of Power: The Fusion Dance lasts half an hour, while the Potara Fusion lasts an hour if neither fusee is a Supreme Kai. Both fusions last shorter the more energy is exerted.
  • Portmanteau: The fusion's name will be a combination of the two fusees' names. For example, Gogeta is taken from Goku and Vegeta.

    Gotenks 

Gotenks (ゴテンクス, Gotenkusu)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Masako Nozawa/Takeshi Kusao
Voiced by (English): Kara Edwards/Laura Bailey, Kara Edwards/Alexis Tipton (Xenoverse) (Funimation); Tabitha St. Germain (Ocean)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Laura Torres/Gaby Willer, ?/Gaby Willer (Battle of the Gods)

When Goku returned from the afterlife with the knowledge of the Fusion Dance but no eligible partner to perform it with, 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.


  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: 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.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: 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 Vegito, 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. He's the only character shown to be capable of achieving it in the anime besides Goku (not even his fusees can), but the state 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 Z 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, to the point Goku refuses to include Goten and Trunks in the Universe 7 team during the Tournament of Power due to the seriousness of the high stakes at it.
  • Badass in Distress: He along with Piccolo are absorbed by Buu to increase his power. He has to be saved by Goku and Vegeta.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Going off by the pinyin-on'yomi name rules of Goten's name, in one form or another, the name "Gotenks" can also be said as "Wutenks" if one disregards the name solely being in katakana.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Even while on the side of good, he has a pretty bratty attitude, especially considering his proud behavior.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's more fight-loving and the biggest loudmouth in the series. Though being a loudmouth was what enabled him to create a dimension hole by screaming.
  • Break the Haughty:
    • When Goten and Trunks finally manage to successfully fuse, Gotenks recklessly rushes into battle with Buu and 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 finally gets him to take the fight seriously.
  • Broke Your Arm Punching Out Cthulhu: 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.
  • Calling Your Attacks: He even gives names to somewhat stylized versions of otherwise normal punches and kicks, most of which are ridiculous ("Screaming Angry WOMBAT!!!"). He even keeps cue-cards in his vest that he reads before attacking.
  • Composite Character: Literally. He combines features of Goten and Trunks... though he ends up looking kinda like a chibi Vegeta, because Trunks mostly has Vegeta's facial features, so once you add black hair...
  • Cute Bruiser: If you can get past his "I'm the best" personality.
  • Fearless Fool: 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.
  • Genre Savvy: Played with and Played for Laughs. 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, Heroic Second Wind, and New Powers as the Plot Demands. Unfortunately, he is fighting Super Buu who doesn't like to play by the 'rules'.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He got Vegeta's temper, which is an off-shoot of Trunks.
  • Hot-Blooded: Even more so than his father Vegito. Gotenks' hyperactive youth and cocky personality make him very childish.
  • Hour of Power: He can only stay fused for thirty minutes. He can also only maintain his Super Saiyan 3 transformation for five minutes before he reverts to his base form.
  • Has Two Mommies: 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.
  • Idiot Hero: 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.
  • Kid Hero: One of the strongest characters in Z, and is the fusion of two kids who are not even 10.
  • Large Ham: He absolutely loves being overdramatic in calling his attacks.
  • Last-Second Showoff: 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.
  • Lethally Stupid: 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. This ends up being one of the many reasons the boys are not trusted with combat anymore, at least while they're still children, and are left behind when the Universe is on the line at the end of ''Super''.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: 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.
  • The Minion Master: With the Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack, which summons not-too-bright ghost copies of himself that explode on impact.
  • Multicolored Hair: Trunks' purple hair on the sides, Goten's dark hair up the middle.
  • Naked People Are Funny: In the episode "Celebrations with Majin Buu" he runs around naked, being chased by Chi-Chi after Goku blows up the bathtub.
  • Naughty Is Good: He is the fusion of two children, so it's to be expected.
  • The Napoleon: Powerful and the shortest main character (save for Goten and Trunks obviously) at the end of Z.
  • Never My Fault: When Piccolo, fooled by Gotenks' goofing off and hamming up, blows up the entry door to the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, trapping them in together, Gotenks furiously chews him out on it and accuses him of jumping the gun; never mind the fact that, as Piccolo points out, Gotenks kept screwing around and making a game out of the battle.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: 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 provoked by Buu to merge, instead of letting Gohan go and finish the job, which gets him absorbed.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: 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 children also makes him one of the dumbest beings in the universe.
  • Reality Ensues: As of Super, Goku and Vegeta have acknowledged that, due to Gotenks's Lethally Stupid nature and Skewed Priorities, he's far too unpredictable, thickheaded, and irresponsible to be trusted with anything to do with the Tournament of Power, especially after he royally screwed up while fighting Super Buu. And even ignoring that, not only would his fusion time of thirty minutes possibly not be enough (since the tournament would last forty-eight minutes), Goten and Trunks themselves are still too inexperienced with combat period to conform to a rule-based tournament, especially one where strategy and not power is considered paramount.
  • Signature Move: Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Gotenks and his components for all their power are Locked Out of the Loop 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 what happened with Super Buu. 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 Frieza instead. Hell, even Yamcha was considered over Gotenks.
  • Skewed Priorities: He deliberately drags out the fight with Super Buu for the sake of drama and showing off.
  • Skunk Stripe: Has Trunks' purple hair with Goten's black hair outlining it.
  • Smug Super: 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 Fatal Flaw for him, though, frequently getting him spanked around and embarrassed by stronger enemies.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Gotenks repeatedly refused to take Super Buu seriously, even after Chi-Chi, the mother of one of his fusees, is killed by the monster. It isn't until Buu breaks out of the Hyperbolic Time Chamber and kills everyone else on the lookout, including Bulma, the mother of his other fusee, that Gotenks finally decides to stop screwing around, declaring he'll make Buu pay for what he's done.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When he reached SSJ3 and began to take his battle with Buu more seriously. He went from being barely a match against Buu, to overpowering him.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Trunks, for his flaws, knows to be serious when the stakes are high. Gotenks doesn't. Presumably, this comes from Goten's carefree attitude.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Son Goten was not an egotist; all that arrogant and overconfident traits therefore all comes from Trunks.
  • Underestimating Badassery: 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 be as dramatic as possible, so he fights Buu as a normal Super Saiyan until he's forced to transform.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He's one of the strongest characters in the entire Z series, only behind Vegito and 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 fall into Awesome, but Impractical. 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.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: 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.
  • Voice of the Legion: Non-creepy example, he talks with both Goten and Trunks' voices simultaneously. This also applies to Gogeta and Vegito.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Called out several times, mostly by Piccolo, for his careless actions that nearly get 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.
  • The Worf Effect:
    • Poor guy gets his ass handed to him by Beerus in Battle of Gods and its arc in Super.
    • In Super, Copy-Vegeta, who is just as strong as regular Vegeta, 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, which is admittedly god-enhanced at this point.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: During his fight with Super Buu, Gotenks intentionally starts off in his base form because he feels that a hero should only show his true powers when backed into a corner.

    Vegito / Vegetto 

Vegito / Vegetto (ベジット, Bejitto)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Masako Nozawa/Ryo Horikawa
Voiced by (English): Sean Schemmel/Christopher Sabat (Funimation); Brian Drummond (imitating Kirby Morrow) (Ocean)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Mario Castañeda/René García

The 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 he got turned into a coffee candy. And he still kicks ass. Hilarity Ensues.


  • The Ace: 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. 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 Fused Zamasu, a fellow Potara Fusion.
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • 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 for the heck of it. Dragon Ball 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. When fighting Fused Zamasu in the anime, Vegito was able to fight evenly with him, though Fused Zamasu was able to get some solid hits in, and Vegito had to actually get serious. In the manga, Vegito easily overpowered Fused Zamasu and was effortlessly toying with him, with Shin outright comparing him to Beerus. Of course, the "debatably" part is that Fused Zamasu himself is much weaker in raw power in the manga then in the anime.
    • The Xeno version from Dragon Ball Heroes is generally shown to be more competent and powerful than his canon version, up to Super Saiyan 4 Vegito being noticeably stronger than Super Saiyan Blue Vegito.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: Vegito himself is usually the bigger fish, being a last resort used by Goku and Vegeta that so far, on both canonical occasions, has succeeded in overwhelming foes the two could not defeat individually. He, or rather his "main" timeline version, is on the receiving end of this trope in Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Prison Planet however, actually losing to Kanba while his "Xeno" version is this to Kanba, with Super Saiyan 4 Xeno Vegito defeating him spoiler note 
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Not as bad as most characters as he is more light-hearted, but still is very cocky and loves his incredible strength. His constant taunting is his favorite tactic, as he is shown to enjoy making light of the situations as this exploits the enemy's weakness, as shown with Super Buu and Zamasu, as they crack under pressure when they are outclassed.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Similar to Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta, Vegito at Super Saiyan Blue drains his fusion time drastically, reducing it from one hour to minutes before he split apart again.
    • The Super Saiyan 4 version shown on Super Dragon Ball Heroes has a similar drawback.
  • Badass Boast: After Super Buu turns him into a candy.
    Vegito: "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.)
  • Baleful Polymorph: He was turned into candy by Buu. Not that it stopped him from kicking Buu's ass anyway.
  • Barrier Warrior: 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 what usually follows, this might also qualify as Pre Ass Kicking One Liner.
  • Beyond the Impossible: What he is tasked with accomplishing during his fights with Super Buu and Fused Zamasu, respectively.
    • Super Buu had already absorbed both of Goku's children Gohan and Goten, Vegeta's son Trunks, and Piccolo, meaning he was far stronger than even a Super Saiyan 3 (as Gohan alone surpassed Super Saiyan 3 at the time). Also, like Majin Buu, Super Buu's Magical Regeneration was so strong that he could recover from being atomized. Vegito had to not only overpower this foe but try to destroy him without killing his friends. Vegito beats Super Buu quite severely but ultimately decides to forego victory in favor of being absorbed and freeing his friends.
    • Zamasu had perfect immortality, but fusing with a mortal has technically made the immortality imperfect (albeit still extremely powerful). Gowasu notes that Goku and Vegeta might be able to overcome the fusion if they hit it with power far in excess of what they've used so far (which goes up to and includes Super Saiyan Blue Kaioken). Also, unlike Vegito, Fused Zamasu has no time limit to his fusion. Vegito delivers several beatings to Zamasu, impales him, and blows him up with a Final Kamehameha, but ultimately defuses before he can land a Savage Strike due to overloading the Potaras. However, the damage he inflicted to Zamasu is so severe that Trunks, after absorbing the remaining energy of everyone on Earth, is able to completely destroy Zamasu's body.
    • Vegito has a slightly less difficult role to play against Fused Zamasu in the manga, as the latter fusion has a time limit as well - meaning Vegito must simply hold him back until Zamasu defuses. Vegito does so with great ease, blowing half of Zamasu away and tearing his arms off while showing little to no fatigue. Unfortunately, the fusion ends prematurely before Vegito can obliterate Fused Zamasu with a Final Kamehameha.
  • BFS: His Spirit Sword/Ki no Tsurugi attack.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Vegito very much enjoys a good fight and has a very cocky attitude.
  • Blood Knight: Vegito enjoys fighting as a result of a very prideful Vegeta and an enthusiastic Goku. This is remarkably shown when he constantly provokes and taunts his opponents to do better so he can at least have a decent challenge.
  • Bring It: In both the fights he has been in so far, he's goaded his opponents into attacking
    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 a monologuing Fused Zamasu, his first action was to tell him to Talk to the Fist. His second?
    Vegito: Sorry to be rude, but you left yourself completely open. Now come on and give me your best shot.
  • The Bus Came Back: After twenty-one years (not counting spin-offs and video game adaptations), he makes a triumphant return in Dragon Ball Super to take on the power of Fused Zamasu.
  • Came Back Strong: In Super, because of Goku and Vegeta becoming Physical Gods, he has their combined ability to become Super Saiyan Blue.
  • Captain Ersatz: Of Gogeta. As Akira Toriyama mentions in 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 Vegito was born. Toriyama did later sketch Gogeta for the movie DVD box set in Japan, though.
  • Catchphrase: Subverted. Vegito's "Yosha!" ("Alright!") is the first line he said in the anime and manga, but that's it. It is used in most, if not all, of his video game appearances, making it his most iconic line in the franchise. The line returns when Vegito makes his comeback in Super.
  • Combination Attack: Bit of an odd one in that he can perform combination attacks by himself since he is technically two people, but the Final Kamehameha is, as the name implies, a combination of Vegeta's Final Flash and Goku's Kamehameha, combining the power of the former with the rapid deployability of the latter.
  • Composite Character:
    • 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, 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, Vegito 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.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: 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 Fused Zamasu and was pretty much using him as a punching bag before his time limit expired very prematurely.
  • Deadpan Snarker: If snarking works as part of his I Shall Taunt You, then snark he will!
    Vegito: "Hey, that was a bright idea using the Kamehameha wave, Buu. Yeah, and then that Gallick Gun? Woah.. 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..."
  • Fatal Flaw: Arrogance. It's what you get when you combine Vegeta's Pride and Goku's love for a good fight.
  • Genius Bruiser: Downplayed. While Vegito is by no means a rocket surgeon, he is an unparalleled fighter not just because of his power, but because his two halves are a Genius Ditz whose area of specialty is fighting, and a Warrior Prince 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 Fused Zamasu, it is also noteworthy that after it becomes apparent Fused Zamasu is matching him in brute strength through a Punch Parry, Vegito immediately switches from relying on strength to avoiding-and-countering and from that point on Fused Zamasu doesn't manage to even land a punch, although the fact the latter was constantly getting additional body mass probably wasn't helping.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Due to being told that Potara Fusion was permanentnote  — and Goku and Vegeta really not wanting to rely on something that isn't their own hard-earned strength — the idea of fusing together is not given a single thought before the Godzilla Threshold is crossed. Even then, expect neither to relish it. Such was the case with Super Buu note  and Fused Zamasunote .
    Goku: It's time Vegeta, we're going to fuse just like them!
    Shin: Excellent idea! I thought you'd ruled that out.note 
    Vegeta: Damn right we ruled that out! There's no way I'm doing that again!
    Goku: I don't like it any more than you do Vegeta, but if we still need a major boost in power to break down his body, then it's the best chance we've got! Come on, you've gotta admit I'm right about this.
  • Good Counterpart:
    • 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 Fused Zamasu. Both are fusions, but while Zamasu is a Smug Snake, who loves to boast how great he is, and his fusion took away his immortality with half his body being reduced to a body horror, Vegito is a cocky, Smug Super who combines the greatest attributes of both Goku and Vegeta with no setbacks. Ok, except for his time limit, which was reduced to how much energy it cost to stay fused.
  • Guile Hero: Him manipulating Super Buu and frustrating him into acting desperately was the main plan to saving his sons, friend and the whole universe.
  • Horrifying the Horror: Being the fusion of Vegeta and Goku, Vegito has this built into his very being. By the time Buu decides to absorb him, he puts the fear of god into Super Buu.
  • Hour of Power: 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 Fused Zamasu's physical body.
  • I Let You Win: Vegito allows Super Buu to absorb him so he can infiltrate his body and pull out the victims he consumed.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Vegito loves to toy with his enemies, knowing full well he's many times stronger and they 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 part of his plan.
    • In his fight with Fused Zamasu, Vegito constantly rubs Zamasu's failing god-hood in his face.
  • Kamehame Hadouken: Being a combination of Goku and Vegeta, Vegito has access to all their attacks and can even combine them as he wishes for one-man Combination Attacks. In particular, he seems fond beams shot from the flat-handed pose of Vegeta's Big Bang attack, and combining Goku's Kamehameha with Vegeta's Final Flash for a rapidly deployable bright-blue beam with golden energy crackling across its surface.
  • Ki Attack: Aside from the Combination Attacks of his components, Vegito has more than his fair share of unique Ki Attacks - like his 'Banshee blast', a five-fingered explosive-orb hurling attack; his Spirit Sword, a multi-meter long BFS capable of stabbing through rocks, dirt, magical beings, and gods; and multiple variations of ki-enhanced punches.
  • Limited Wardrobe: In Super Vegito's wears the exact same outfit he wore in Z, despite the fact that Goku and Vegeta are both wearing different outfits in the Future Trunks Saga (Goku's gi has his kanji on the front and on the back, while Vegeta wears his Cell Saga outfit), which begs the question why it didn't turn out any different.
    • Subverted on his appearances in Super Dragon Ball Heroes where his outfit changes accordingly based on what Goku and Vegeta are wearing at the moment of fusing.
  • Lost in Translation: His name is meant to be a combination between Vegeta and Kakarotto. 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 Dub-Induced Plot Hole. Some fans assume that the "o" at the end originates from the "o" in "Goku".
  • Morphic Resonance: A special characteristic of his is that this strength doesn't change even if his shape does.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: In English, they pronounced Vegito as "Ve-JEE-To". In Japanese, it's supposed to be "VE-jitto"; the second E is short, since Vegetto's contains the ッ sokuon from Kakarotto, which explains the double consonant in both of their Japanese names.
  • No-Sell: 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. Fused Zamasu, on the other hand, is in a different ballpark altogether, to the point Vegito actually has to put effort into winning and dodging attacks to avoid damage.
  • Physical God: 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 ten minutes out of it because of how much power he used).
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: 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 Death Is Cheap.
  • Showy Invincible Hero: It quickly becomes very clear that Buu has no chance of killing him, even though Vegito 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 Fused Zamasu, as he knows he has a time limit and he's fighting a fellow Potara Fusion with immortality, which ups the difficulty factor. Unlike Super Buu, Fused Zamasu actually puts up a decent fight before his failing immortality starts to wear him down.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: He pulls this off epically against Fused Zamasu during Super, punching him out while he's in the midst of yet another Evil Gloating session and telling him point-blank that he's sick of listening to his speeches:
    Vegito: Sorry to be rude, but you left yourself completely open. Now come on and give me your best shot; I'm tired of listening to you preach. If you want me bowed at your feet, you'll have to do it by force.
  • Signature Move: Final Kamehameha and Beam Sword Slash. The Final Kamehameha was originally used by Gogeta in Ultimate Battle 22 and the Butouden games, but later became Vegito's signature move from Final Bout onwards. It later became canon in Dragon Ball Super.
  • Smug Super: 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.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "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").
  • Story-Breaker Power: He is the strongest character in both the manga and Dragon Ball Z (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). It says a lot that he only returns when the heroes are faced with Fused 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 Fused Zamasu as a sandbag. This stems from the fact that, unlike the normal method of Fusion, Goku and Vegeta don't have to be of equal power, meaning that Goku and Vegeta create a being that not only has both of their maxed powers combined, but because of their rivalry, they actually make him even more powerful!
  • Strong and Skilled: He is the combination two fighting geniuses. Vegeta is cunning and aggressive and Goku is a master martial artist and very resourceful with his techniques. This is the result of them working together and putting aside their pride to create the perfect fighter.
  • Talk to the Fist: Don't expect Talking Is a Free Action 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.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He was already badass to begin with, able to beat Super Buu as a chew toy before separating in his body. In Super, 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.
  • Too Powerful to Live: 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 Fused Zamasu on the ropes and if he had lasted the hour, would have killed him, though the jury's out if he would have been able to handle the Eldritch Abomination Fused Zamasu's spirit turned into after his physical body was destroyed. Super reveals why: A Fusion Dance lasts 30 minutes unless the fused are knocked out or use too much power which drains their time. Potara lasts a full hour to non-Kais with the same restriction of power conservation; it is only permanent to the Supreme Kais.
  • Voice of the Legion: Except in the Ocean dub, where he is voiced by Brian Drummond (Using a higher-pitched version of his Vegeta voice).
  • World's Strongest Man: In Dragon Ball Z he is by far the strongest character and out matches his sons and especially Buu.
  • Xanatos Gambit: The entire battle between Vegito and Super Buu was this. It didn't matter what Super Buu threw at Vegito as he had a backup plan or counter strategy for anything. Any outcome in that fight would have suited Vegito, if Super Buu turns Vegito into candy, Vegito still retains his power, as he is much stronger than Super Buu, and it just makes Vegito a harder target to destroy, if Super Buu absorbs Vegito 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 Vegito... Vegito would instantly slaughter him. Of course, while that option would be just as effective, it would have been personally immoral for Vegito as he would be unconsciously murdering his own sons and friends. And while they could be brought back to life with the Dragon Balls, Vegito would still have somewhat of a heavy conscience for what he did.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: 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. 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. He does this a few times with Fused Zamasu, but not as much.

    Gogeta 

Gogeta (ゴジータ, Gojīta)

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Voiced by (Japanese): Masako Nozawa/Ryo Horikawa
Voiced by (English): Sean Schemmel/Christopher Sabat (Funimation)
Voiced by (Latin American Spanish): Mario Castañeda/René García

The combined form of Goku and Vegeta using the Fusion Dance. He debuted in non-canon sources - Fusion Reborn as a last ditch effort to defeat Janemba, and GT as a rather goofy Super Saiyan 4 to fight against Omega Shenron - yet remained one of the more powerful characters seen in the series, as expected of a counterpart to Vegito.


  • The Ace:
    • During all of his appearances, he has always clearly outmatched his opponent.
      • In Fusion Reborn, he was able to instantly defeat Janemba with a single ki attack using just Super Saiyan.
      • In Dragon Ball GT, his Super Saiyan 4 form is able to strike so fast Omega Shenron can't even see the blows. He effortly deflects the Negative Karma Ball and converts it entirely into positive karma to remove Omega Shenron's influence over the Earth, and his 100x Big Bang Kamehameha brings the dragon to the brink of collapse after just a single hit.
      • During his canon appearance in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Gogeta is able to overpower Broly's Super Saiyan form, which was already too much for both Goku and Vegeta in Super Saiyan Blue to handle. When he faces Broly's full power using Super Saiyan Blue, Gogeta is able to overwhelm Broly with back-to-back ki blasts and rush attacks, even effortlessly dodging a blast from Broly at one point.
    • He is also the ace relative to all the other Fusion characters in the series, as he is the only one to actually defeat his opponent, both in canon and non-canon appearances. Vegito and Kefla both de-fused before winning their battles (with the latter seeming to de-fuse due to the power of an attack she was hit with), while Gogeta actually defeated Janemba and Broly by himself. His canon appearance has also demonstrated more power than all other Fusions due to being the most-recently formed, thus drawing his power from stronger individuals (Goku and Vegeta after the Tournament of Power) than those seen previously (Goten and Trunks, Caulifla and Kale, and Goku and Vegeta during the Buu and Future Trunks Sagas.)
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Gogeta's canonical debut in the series brings him with a color scheme closer to how Gotenks looks, as opposed to his original design colors (orange, black, white, blue), along with Vegeta's mild tan skin color instead of Goku's lighter one. This change however is better aligned with the narrative that the creators of this fusion, the Metamoran, were said to look the exact same once fused, thus the first fusion seen, Gotenks, is supposed to be the base of how all fusions in the Metamoran method should look like, with original color deviations and extra pieces of clothing being made by Toei and Bandai just to look different and be more merch friendly. Of course, given how Super Saiyan Blue works, one could also say his canon appearance features a blue-haired dye job in his strongest form, rather than the red hair sported previously in Super Saiyan 4.
  • Adaptational Badass: Downplayed or played straight, depending on your point of view. While his Super Saiyan form was extremely powerful, his strength was upped dramatically in GT where he becomes a Super Saiyan 4. He was the most powerful character in the franchise until the post-Battle of Gods era. In the new era, it's somewhat nebulous as to how powerful Super Saiyan 4 is compared to Blue,note  but the fact remains that he's clearly a strong fighter. In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Gogeta Blue is arguably the strongest non-angelic character outside of perhaps full power Jiren and Ultra instinct Goku.note  Plus by virtue of how strong Goku and Vegeta have become since the Future Trunks Saga, he is inherently stronger than his Potara counterpart in his last appearance. Gogeta also technically has access to Ultra Instinct like Goku, but is never pushed to use it; if he were, there's no question he'd outpace most Gods of Destruction and maybe even given the Angels a decent challenge based on the power increase Goku experienced.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Like Vegito, he has access to any and all techniques known by the individuals who fused to create him, even if only one of them knows the technique. In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, he demonstrates mastery of Instant Transmission and can use the Kamehameha. His video game appearances usually have Big Bang Kamehameha (a combination of the Super Kamehameha and Big Bang Attack) as his signature move.
    • Despite not actually being shown using them (usually because he's so strong he doesn't have to), this also means he has access to techniques like Galick Gun, Final Flash, Solar Flare, the Afterimage Technique, and the Spirit Bomb.
    • He can also access all transformation techniques known by Goku and Vegeta - he's been shown using Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan Blue, and the non-canon Super Saiyan 4 in Dragon Ball GT, but also technically has access to Kaioken x20, Super Saiyan 2, 3 and God, Super Saiyan Blue Evolution and Blue Kaioken x20, as well as the divine technique Ultra Instinct. Despite his short time limit, the fact he's never had to go beyond Super Saiyan Blue (and easily dealt with an opponent that was too much for Super Saiyan Blue Goku AND Vegeta using just Super Saiyan) speaks volumes of his strength if he ever decided to go out.
    • Zizagged in his appearance in Dragon Ball Super: Broly regarding one technique in particular. He is able to use Savage Strike, a punch coated in Godly Ki, which was first used by his Potara Counterpart Vegito to try and destroy Merged Zamasu for good. The move then later appeared in Vegeta's arsenal while under the effects of Super Saiyan Blue Evolution, using the move to punch through Toppo's Hakai sphere. Unlike Vegito and Vegeta, however, Gogeta actually lands the attack on his opponent directly, hitting Broly four times before the last hit paralyzes Broly in place.
  • A Taste of Power: Due to Metamoran Fusion combining and multiplying the maximum power of both people involved, while Gogeta is around Goku and Vegeta (indirectly) gain access to power surpassing that of a God of Destruction even without the use of Ultra Instinct. Of course, one the Fusion ends they revert to their original maximum power, which still somewhat falls short.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: At Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta's time limit is extremely short. And much like Vegito, it is presumably also shorter as a Super Saiyan Blue, though luckily they defeat their opponent before the energy for the Fusion gives out. Using powerful techniques and transformation drains the Fusion's time limit more than just stating in his base form, and presumably if he went too far it would instantly end the Fusion just as when Vegito's Final Kamehameha overloaded the Potara Earings.
  • Badass Boast:
    • In his debut in Fusion Reborn:
      "I am neither Goku nor Vegeta, I am Gogeta! It's over, Janemba! I've come for you!"
    • The original Japanese line as well:
      "I am neither Goku nor Vegeta, I am he who will defeat you!"
    • He also gets a really good one in Dragon Ball Xenoverse's GT Pack story campaign:
      "I'm afraid that none of your ambitions will be coming true! Because you will all lose here! To the epic power… of Gogeta!"
    • There's also a few of his lines against Broly:
      "We are Gogeta. Vegita and Kakarot have merged to take Broly down."
      "Haha! Now it's our turn!"
  • Barrier Warrior: In Dragon Ball Super: Broly, he creates a barrier out of ki by swiping it across his face when Full Power Broly launches an attack, reflecting the attack back at him.
  • Beyond the Impossible: He immediately shatters the current power ceiling observed during any battle just prior to his arrival.
    • In Fusion Reborn, when even a Super Saiyan 3 in the Other World couldn't stand up to Janemba, Gogeta immediately kills him with one energy ball as just a Super Saiyan.
    • In GT, Super Saiyan 4 Goku and Vegeta working together are virtually powerless against Omega Shenron (who himself is powered by all the Negative Energy gathered in the Dragon Balls since their very first wish), but Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta easily toys with the dragon.
    • And to top it all off, in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Gogeta faces Super Saiyan Broly, who forced Goku and Vegeta to retreat as Super Saiyan Blues. The last time this happened, they were up against Jiren, a mortal whose power exceeded Gods of Destruction even when such a thing was thought impossible. Goku achieved the impossible and defeated Jiren using Ultra Instinct. Gogeta manages to get the job done without ever having to go above Super Saiyan Blue. His use of Savage Strike, like Vegito and Vegeta, also implies he can destroy blasts made of Destruction Energy, which ordinarily erase whatever they touch from existence.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Going off by the pinyin-on'yomi name rules of Goku's name, in one form or another, the name "Gogeta" can also be said as "Wugeta" if one disregards the name solely being in katakana. Same would also apply to one of their failed fusions, Veku/Vekuu (as "Vekong").
  • Blood Knight: When he appears in GT, he loves taunting Omega Shenron and fighting him. Also shown in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, as he seems to enjoy fighting Broly.
  • Canon Foreigner: Has never appeared in a canon work like Gotenks or Vegito have... until Dragon Ball Super: Broly, even making reference to his fusion counterpart of Vegito upon his formation.
  • The Bus Came Back: Zigzagged. After first debuting in the non-canon movie Fusion Reborn, Gogeta returns in the non-canon Dragon Ball GT as a Super Saiyan 4 to stand up to Omega Shenron. Also applies to his canon introduction (and series reappearance) in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, where he is seen for the first time in over a decade in the main series, being brought out to take on Broly.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Deals these out like a champ. He instantly purifies and kills Janemba and hits Omega Shenron so fast he can't see what's happening, before dropping him to his knees with a Big Bang Kamehameha. The power difference is slightly less massive against Broly as their Super Saiyan forms are somewhat in the same range and his Full Power form does have room to grow in the fight but the distance between it and Gogeta Blue are monumentous.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In the Japanese version of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, when Frieza claims that using Fusion is an underhanded tactic after hearing about the power boost it provides, Gogeta plainly notes that Frieza is the last person who should be complaining about something being underhanded.
  • Depending on the Writer: Unlike Vegeto or Gotenks, Gogeta has no consistent characterization.
    • His first appearance in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, he is The Stoic and completely serious.
    • His appearance in Dragon Ball GT presents him as a complete clown that doesn't take things seriously. Which was "maybe" part of his plan the whole time, yet this remains up to interpretation.
    • His introduction to the official timeline in Dragon Ball Super: Broly presents him as a combination of the previous two, as a Smug Super goofball not too different from Goku or Gotenks, but taking the conflict seriously.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He immediately annihilates the seemingly-unstoppable Janemba, and brings Omega Shenron to his knees in mere moments. As for Broly, a warrior who causes Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta to flee even when Jiren didn't manage to scare them away, Gogeta initially deals with him in base form, before jumping to Super Saiyan for a bit more of a kick, and then completely overwhelming Full-Power Broly with just Super Saiyan Blue.
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: The Soul Punisher has a rainbow color scheme and is sometimes called the Stardust Breaker or Rainbow Sparkling Blast. This technique completely vaporizes Janemba, and is used as an attempt by Gogeta to finally defeat Full-Power Super Saiyan Broly. His Super Saiyan Blue aura in the movie is also noticeably more colorful, having more shades of purple and white, which not only makes it look more impressive, but also faintly resembles the aura provided by Ultra Instinct.
  • Fiery Redhead: Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta has red hair. Is possibly due to the combined power of both Super Saiyan 4's, but is never explained. Since he has access to all of Goku and Vegeta's techniques, he could also technically gain red hair through the use of Kaioken or Super Saiyan God as of his canon appearance in Dragon Ball Super:Broly.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Vegeta and (to a lesser extent) Goku dislike the idea of having to team up against an enemy, let alone fuse to fight them. Gogeta was first brought out against Janemba's Final Form, who was able to easily outpace Super Saiyan 3 (and as previously indicated, being in the Other World should have already been mitigating Super Saiyan 3's stamina drain, so it was likely more powerful during the movie than against Kid Buu). In Dragon Ball GT, Gogeta was the absolute last resort against Omega Shenron after both Super Saiyan 4 Goku and Vegeta together were unable to defeat him. During Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Goku and Vegeta work together using Super Saiyan Blue without much hesitation once Broly reaches just his Super Saiyan form, but are unable to do anything against him. Promotional statements for the movie suggest Broly is stronger than Jiren, and Goku himself speculates Broly may surpass Beerus in power. The lack of Potara earings at the moment force Goku and Vegeta to use the Metamoran Fusion Dance to have a chance at defeating Broly.
  • Horrifying the Horror:
    • During his appearance in GT, he's the first character to break Omega's composure.
    • During Dragon Ball Super: Broly, he fights Legendary Super Saiyan Broly and beats him to a pulp so badly that near the end of their fight, when Gogeta powers up further and lunges at him again, Broly is visibly beginning to crack, his resulting counterpunch seeming less out of anger and more out of desperation than anything. When cornered and seeing Gogeta poised to kill him, Broly finally loses his nerve and is so terrified of the fusion that he’s like a deer in the headlights as Gogeta’s energy wave closes in, only being saved by a last minute wish.
  • Hour of Power: As he is formed through Metamoran Fusion, he can only remain in existence for 30 minutes at a time, except as a Super Saiyan 4 or Super Saiyan Blue, which reduces the time limit even further. He only has ten minutes or less due to the massive power of Super Saiyan 4. It is slightly less clear how Super Saiyan Blue affects his time limit, since Gogeta managed to defeat Broly in the allotted time and was never seen de-fusing on-screen, with the movie cutting to three days later. However, given that Vegito's Super Saiyan Blue Final Kamehameha overloaded the Potaras, Gogeta's time was likely reduced to some extent - either he just defeated Broly that quickly, or Goku and Vegeta's greater energy control since the Tournament of Power let him use Blue with fewer drawbacks than Vegito experienced.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's so fast he can hit an opponent multiple times before you see his arms move. Even in base form, Gogeta actually manages to fly between Broly's flurry of beams just like Goku did with Jiren's - except Goku had to use Ultra Instinct to jump between them. He casually swats away the remaining beams before he even decides to power up to Super Saiyan. Most of Broly's Ki attacks as a Full-Powered Super Saiyan also fail to hit Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta.
  • Like Father, Unlike Son: He's Goku and Vegeta's fusion through the fusion dance, which would make Gotenks his son. Whether he plays this straight or not depends on which form you mean:
    • As a Super Saiyan, this is played completely straight, since as soon as Gogeta's born, he immediately crushes Janemba and practically cleanses him out of existence with his Stardust Breaker, unlike Gotenks.
    • As a Super Saiyan 4, this is averted, since he's just as goofy and doesn't take things seriously like his son (though this is implied to be an act). He even defuses the instant it looks like he's about to finish the job.
    • When fighting Broly, he falls somewhere between his previous appearances. He doesn't waste any time striking, uses consecutive full-power attacks, and immediately jumps to a higher form when Broly begins to catch up to his current one. However, he seems to enjoy the fight itself, and displays both confidence and a sense of humor when naming himself - he spends about 20 seconds thinking of a name because he needs it to sound cool.
  • Nice Guy: Gogeta is friendly with Piccolo upon meeting him, and when he appears before Whis, he uses honourifics in all languages where they exist just like Goku does (such as Whis-san or Senior Whis). While he doesn't hold back against Broly, he smiles during most of the fight, and even though his final attack may have killed Broly, Gogeta is surprised but glad when he sees that Broly was wished away from the battle. He even steps in to stop Frieza from killing Chilai and Lemo even though he has no idea who they are.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: In contrast to Vegito, he usually doesn't take time to bad mouth his enemies, though his appearance in GT marks a (potentially deliberate) exception. His preference for less verbal sparring is probably a consequence of the fact that he knows he can only battle for half as long as Vegito at most, due to Metamoran Fusion's tighter time limit.
    • In his fight against Janemba he immediately destroyed him without letting Janemba take any chances to counterattack in some way.
    • Subverted in his fight against Omega Shenron, but this may have been deliberate as part of a plan to disperse the negative energy surrounding the Earth.
    • In his first canonical appearance in Dragon Ball Super: Broly. While he's clearly enjoying the fight, he is all business. He quickly transformed into a Super Saiyan against Super Saiyan Broly and after Broly transforms into his Legendary Super Saiyan form, Gogeta immediately transformed into Super Saiyan Blue skipping all the forms in between so that Broly can't catch up to his power like in his fight against Vegeta and Goku. Gogeta also nearly succeeded in killing Broly if it wasn't for Chirai's wish to save Broly. He ultimately defeats Broly so quickly that he has time to stop Frieza from killing Chilai and Lemo and watch him fly off; in fact, he is never actually seen defusing, with the film merely cutting to Goku three days later.
  • Our Genies Are Different: Not unlike Majin Buu, his appearance invokes the look of a djinn, particularly with respect to his Metamoran Fusion garb. He also has access to some seemingly-magical moves like the Stardust Breaker, which has a lethal effect on demons like Janemba. One of his attacks during his battle against Broly also has him motion as though he is casting a spell, with him crossing his arms before swinging them upwards to summon a massive column of ki, in addition to his use of the typical Kamehameha fired directly from his hands.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: So rapid-fire, in fact, that you can't even see his arms move.
  • The Rival: Fans often speculate on who would win in a fight between him and Vegito, with different answers coming from different sources. Their pre-battle quotes in Xenoverse and Xenoverse 2 lampshade this, with Vegito questioning whether the earings or the dance provide the stronger fusion as he faces off against Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta. During several video game openings, Super Saiyan Gogeta is also shown facing off against Broly. Dialed Up to Eleven in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, where Gogeta is the only one capable of standing up to and defeating Broly, effectively cementing their rivalry in a sort of Ascended Fanon.
  • Showy Invincible Hero: Likes to play with his prey as a Super Saiyan 4. In Dragon Ball Super, he is far less conservative with using ki attacks compared to Vegito, who just used his Spirit Sword and Final Kamehameha. The sheer spectacle of his abilities is dialed way up against Broly, launching an enormous barrage of simultaneous Kamehameha beams downward, and creating a massive column of ki that completely envelops Broly and results in a huge explosion. He ultimately ends up using 3 different finishing moves on Broly to try and bring him down, and keeps increasing his power output when the previous attack falls short. He even proudly announces, "Now it's our turn!" after swatting Broly's beams aside in base form before powering up to Super Saiyan.
  • Signature Move: Stardust Breaker and Big Bang Kamehameha. In the games, his Super Saiyan 4 form upgrades the latter attack to 100x Big Bang Kamehameha, likely following suit after Super Saiyan 4 Goku's 10x Kamehameha. While unconfirmed, the rapid-fire Kamehameha-like attack he uses in Dragon Ball Super: Broly may be a revised version of his Big Bang Kamehameha, especially given that Big Bang Attack's appearance in Dragon Ball Super is a blue spherical projectile. He also demonstrates a few additional signature moves in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, such as a massive Ki Beam Barrage launched from above the opponent, and an explosive pillar of Godly Ki that he summons around the opponent after paralyzing them with a Godly Ki-coated punch.
  • Smug Super: After fusing, he's confident enough to take the time to pick a cool name for himself, since Vegito is already taken. During the fight with Broly he's smiling throughout most of it, and while not gabbing at his enemy like Vegito does he's prone to numerous confident smirks. As a Super Saiyan 4, he loves goofing off and prefers to spend time mocking Omega Shenron rather than finish him off quickly. At least, assuming that wasn't him playing things up; when actually going to eliminate Omega Shenron, he's far more serious than smug.
  • Sphere of Destruction: His Stardust Breaker, a rainbow-colored ki sphere that completely obliterates Janemba from the inside out. Gogeta Blue uses it against Broly, but while it doesn't kill him - because he isn't evil, like Janemba was - it's still a major blow against the Legendary Super Saiyan. Ironically, his access to the Savage Strike attack like Vegito and Vegeta means Gogeta himself can actually destroy spheres of destruction formed from the Hakai technique used by Gods of Destruction.
  • The Stoic: His initial appearance has him as one. Still somewhat maintained in Dragon Ball Super: Broly - barring him finding thinking of a name amusing, he never once messes around or wastes time once starting the fight, though his demeanor is less stoic and emotionless than it is reasonable and focused - because he is so powerful, he doesn't show much stress or concern, but he still takes his responsibilities seriously.
  • Story-Breaker Power: There's a very good reason this guy's limited by time constraints; the fusion of Goku and Vegeta makes him an absurdly powerful fighter, and was capable of taking down a demon made of pure evil in seconds in his first appearance, make Omega Shenron look like a joke in GT, or absolutely demolish the Legendary Super Saiyan Broly. Regardless of how exactly he compares to Vegito's power, even before any gaps between appearances are taken into effect, Gogeta is still a monster of a character like Vegito. While it is unclear how he compares to a current Vegito, it is also worth noting that Gogeta is far stronger in Dragon Ball Super: Broly than Vegito was during his fight against Fused Zamasu, due to Goku and Vegeta having since powered up further. His beam clash with Broly while both were just Super Saiyans also briefly knocks them into a pocket dimension.
  • Strong and Skilled: He is able to draw on Goku's vast experience as a martial artist, and Vegeta's history as a warrior. He doesn't usually show too much skill due to his overwhelming power, as he elected to immediately kill Janemba, and his speed was fast enough to knock Omega Shenron around without having to even rely on feints or creating an opening. However, in Dragon Ball Super: Broly, his skill is on full display and ends up being more of a factor than his immense power. Even though base Gogeta is likely a bit weaker than Super Saiyan Broly, he simply dodges all of Broly's attacks instead of blasting them away. While he uses many extremely powerful attacks as a Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan Blue, he also always elects to dodge or reflect Broly's Ki Attacks back at him to minimize damage. This results in Broly getting exhausted much faster than Gogeta, even though the latter is on a literal time limit no matter what he does.
  • Voice of the Legion: Both Goku and Vegeta speak at once, creating this effect. Like Vegito, in the dub of Dragon Ball Super:Broly he refers to himself as "Us" and "We" (whereas both use the singular pronoun "Ore" in the original japanese). He does refer to Goku and Vegeta in the third-person though, as even though he was formed through their fusion, he is still a distinct entity from them like Vegito. Interestingly enough, he is actually aware of his counterpart Vegito, and actually chooses to name himself Gogeta since "Vegito" is already taken.
  • World's Strongest Man: Held this title for over 16 years as a Super Saiyan 4. Until Battle of Gods appeared and it shows characters that are strong enough to give him a run for his money as a Super Saiyan 4. As of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Gogeta is once again by far the strongest mortal character in the series, if not stronger than the Gods of Destruction, as he is formed from the fusion of Goku and Vegeta after the Tournament of Power.
  • Walking Spoiler: He plays an integral part in the endgame of Dragon Ball Super: Broly, being used as a last resort by Goku and Vegeta that successfully manages to defeat Broly.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: While he's confidently stoic in Fusion Reborn, 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 Vegito 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. After doing just that, he tries to kill Omega immediately afterwards. Too bad he thought he had more than ten minutes to work with, however.

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