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    Son Gohan
Son Gohan, son of The Hero.
"How do you expect me to get any kind of real world experience like this if you keep being so overbearing and overprotective!? I never ask for much, you know that better than anyone! I've always done what you've asked, and yet you're still this insistent on keeping me under your thumb?! Don't you think it's time to let go? Don't you think I can handle myself?!"

The main protagonist of the Erased Chronicles. The oldest son of Goku and Chi-Chi, and a half-Saiyan. A powerful boy with a gentle disposition and hidden temper, he's taken the mantle of the protector of Earth after his father passed away in the Cell Games. Striving to live his life after the death of his father, he has recently started high-school, where he encounters a girl named Erasa, who he once met seven years ago.

  • The Ace: Gohan excels in just about everything except social skills something he himself later addresses and possesses immense talent as both a fighter and a scholar. He has more innate fighting potential than any member of the Dragon Team, and quickly regains his fighting sense even after not having had a formal battle in seven years.
  • Action Dad: After the timeskip, Gohan and Erasa have a daughter, thus fulfilling this trope.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Played with. Gohan always had a short temper that was prevalent more often during his formative years, and seemingly abandoned for arrogance towards the tail end of the Buu arc in the original series. In Erased, his personality is present as a gentle man who can be pushed to the breaking point, and has very Vegeta-like tendencies once he's pushed to Super Saiyan 2.
    • Adaptational Jerkass: Tied into the above, Gohan has called his mother out on her bullshit more than once in the Erased Chronicles. This isn't entirely out of left field, as he has given Chi-Chi a Big "SHUT UP!" even in canon, but in the Erased Chronicles, it was portrayed in a more selfish manner.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: Not to the degree of most examples, but Gohan's powers work differently in the Erased Chronicles Due to drinking the Chōshinsui, and being partially Earthling, he was granted a gigantic power boost from the water, and seems to rival his "Ultimate Gohan" form from canon. Unlike in canon, however, Gohan can still transform into a Super Saiyan and a Super Saiyan 2, making him far stronger than canon!Gohan was during the Boo debacle.
  • Adapted Out: Characters such as Majin Buu with Gotenks or Gohan absorbed don't appear in this story, due to Majin Boo never actually trying to absorb anyone. Oob also never appears, as Gohan never ask Enma to reincarnate him.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Gohan usually avoids this trope, but lapses into it whenever he transforms into Super Saiyan 2. He would later adopt this attitude again whilst fighting Majin Buu, and he hadn't even transformed at the time.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Platonic version, with Chi-Chi. Despite the fact that Gohan and Chi-Chi have had their disagreements, it is made plain that Gohan loves his mother immensely. Protecting her is one of the reasons he continues to train, and they discuss his marriage and future life prospects, with Gohan agreeing to keep his mother a part of his future decisions, rather than exclude her entirely from his life.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's a student first, a fighter second, and a badass regardless.
  • Badass Teacher: Gohan becomes one after the timeskip, teaching as a professor at a University.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": He yells at Chi-Chi to shut up, much like he did when he was a kid, when his frustration finally went too far.
  • Break the Haughty: After his first battle against Beerus, Gohan considerably loses his drive briefly. He went into his battle with Beerus fairly confidently, given the fact that the only gods he's ever met have been...unimpressive. After Beerus completely hands him his ass, Gohan breaks and requires Erasa to drag him back up.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: In chapter 5, Gohan let's Chi-Chi have it when she insults Erasa, in a manner reminiscent of his old childhood temper.
  • Did Not See That Coming: Two during his battle with Majin Buu.
    • Gohan is in control of the battle with Buu entirely until he punches Buu so hard he quite literally detaches the good incarnation that was absorbed earlier, and Buu turns into his pure form. He then rips a hole in the Room of Spirit and Time.
    • When Buu tries to utterly blow up the planet, leaving Gohan caught off guard as the battle to protect the Earth could very easily destroy it if he uses too much of his power close to the surface of the Earth.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Defied; the narration mentions repeatedly how Gohan has to adjust his strength while dealing with things as simple as opening a door.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: Gohan required help to defeat Majin Buu, due to the fact that he was too close to the planet's surface to utilize a Super Kamehameha as a Super Saiyan 2 without properly controlling his ki. Once Buu was sufficiently distracted, he transformed and utterly erased Buu.
  • Genre Blind: Averted and played straight. He opted not to train during the seven years after Cell, but following the conclusion of the Buu arc, Gohan resolves to balance his training and personal life, as Goku and Vegeta have died, and he is the strongest individual on Earth.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Do not underestimate Gohan because he is sweet, and doesn't enjoy fighting. His short temper is still present, and he will beat you into the dirt if you threaten the people he loves.
  • The Hero:Even when he's in a lesser role, Gohan is staunchly the hero of the story.
  • Happily Married: Four years after the defeat of Majin Buu, Gohan and Erasa tied the knot.
  • It's Personal: When Gohan arrives to fight Majin Buu, he is furious. Majin Buu's resume at this point consists of killing Vegeta, Tenshinhan, 18, his mother, and attempting to kill his girlfriend, his younger brother, and Trunks. Gohan was not pleased.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: Gohan was trained by both Goku and Piccolo, and would go on to train Erasa and Videl.
    • Piccolo > Son Gohan > Erasa and Videl
    • Mutaito > Muten Roushi > Son Gohan Senior > Son Goku > Son Gohan > Erasa and Videl.
  • Official Couple: Erasa and Gohan. It isn't even a spoiler, it happens so early in the series.
  • One Head Taller: Inconsistently, as height is never described in-story, but the two main pieces of art used to represent the story show Gohan as a head-taller than Erasa.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • Gohan yells at his mother after she insults Erasa. Their relationship recovers, but this is just one of Gohan's temperamental moments; it goes to show, however, that he is still just a teenager.
    • When Gohan turns completely serious in his battle against Dabura, because he had to protect Erasa.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Played very much straight throughout the series; unlike in canon, where Gohan asks for gi like his Dad's, Erased Gohan asks for a new outfit in the same colours as Piccolo's gi. Shin creates one modeled after Kaioushin training garb.
  • The Protagonist / Deuteragonist: Gohan actually alternates these roles depending on the narrative, exchanging them with Erasa. Both characters get equal focus, to the point that they can both qualify as the Protagonist and Deuteragonist depending on how the narrative flows.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Unlike in canon, Gohan's previous battles have scarred him a little more. Additionally, he behaves more like a normal person would, having moments where he can be selfish and not understand someone else's side (such as the fact that his mother over the past seven years hasn't gotten over her husband's death, and it's influenced her more than he would think).
    • His slacking off rendered him weaker than he had been years ago.
  • Super Mode: Gohan still possesses his Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 transformations.
  • Surpassed the Teacher: Gohan far exceeds Piccolo and Goku in strength by the end of the Buu arc. He himself acknowledges that he is the strongest person on Earth.
  • Tranquil Fury: When Gohan confronted Majin Buu, he was furious in a very calm way. It didn't save Buu.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After drinking the Choushinsui, Gohan regains more than his original badassery against Cell.
  • World's Strongest Man: Gohan was this during the Cell Game. After drinking the Choushinsui, he once again becomes the strongest person on Earth. Beerus himself later states that Gohan is the strongest human he has ever met.

Erasa, The Heroine.
"I think I want to become a martial arts instructor, and open my own dojo. After studying martial arts with Gohan for these six months, and learning everything I have...I want to open up that world to other people. And give as many people as I can the chance to become stronger and redefine their own self-worth."
The secondary protagonist of the Erased Chronicles, and the titular character. Erasa was a normal Earthling who met Gohan seven years ago, just a little before the Cell Games. The best friend of Videl, she's a well-meaning, and earnest young girl who reunites with Gohan after the latter enters high-school. Their reunion kicks off the true start of the story, and Erasa's growth as a person.
  • Action Girl: The definitive one in this fanfic. She fully becomes this when she drinks the Choshinsui, taking on Majin Buu at the height of his strength.
  • Adaptational Badass: She was a minor character in the manga and anime. See Adaptation Expansion below.
  • Adaptation Expansion: In the original series, especially the original manga, Erasa was a nothing character who existed to be friends with Sharpener and Videl. In this story, she is a fully fleshed out main character who is in a relationship with Gohan and becomes one of the Dragon Team.
  • Badass Teacher: Erasa becomes one after the timeskip, becoming a doujou sensei.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Videl's Veronica.
  • Blasphemous Boast: To Gohan, after she has to snap him out of a brief insecurity spell after he lost to Beerus.
    Erasa: We're martial artists, Gohan. To us, 'god' should be a stepping stone.
  • Declaration of Protection: To Videl, when they were children, and again when they were teenagers. It's perhaps her driving motivation to train; she doesn't want any harm to come to Videl.
  • The Ditz: More of an informed attribute than anything else, Erasa apparently used to be this in the past.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: After she obtained her new transformation, Erasa has notable trouble controlling her strength, telling Gohan how she tends to commonly break things at the house due to the fact that she doesn't have the control required.
  • Energy Blade: Can employ one, similarly to Videl. Her's is coloured yellow notably, it is her one of her only technique with this colour.
  • Family Theme Naming: Writing utensils. Her name is a pun on an Eraser, her father on a Marker, and her mother, a Quill.
  • First Girl Wins: Erasa was the first girl Gohan met within the story in the very first chapter, actually and is the one he eventually falls for.
  • First Love: To Gohan, and vice versa.
  • Girly Bruiser: Erasa is by no means a tomboy, but can and will kick all kinds of ass.
  • The Heart: If anyone in the series is this, it would be Erasa. She is the most well-meaning, kind-hearted character in the series. She goes out of her way to be kind, to the point where she doesn't appear to have a mean bone in her body.
  • Happily Married: Four years after the defeat of Majin Buu, Gohan and Erasa tied the knot.
  • Informed Attribute: Erasa apparently has a ditzy streak, but outside of it being mentioned by Videl, had yet to be shown. It is implied to be something she grew out of.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Erasa is perhaps one of the strongest Earthlings in the series, and her Super Mode is a vibrant red.
  • Love Triangle: While it is never formally addressed, Erasa loves Gohan, and vice-versa, but Videl eventually comes to possesses feelings for Gohan that she doesn't know how to act on. Her friendship with Videl only serves to drive a wedge between them.
  • Martial Medic: Rather loosely. Erasa showed great intuition in using her own ki to keep Gohan from dying. This is different from the Restoration Power used by Nameccians and Kaioushin, which looks like a form of magic; Erasa utilized her own ki to keep Gohan's body running.
  • Official Couple: Erasa and Gohan. It isn't even a spoiler, it happens so early in the series.
  • Original Character: It's made quite clear after the first few chapters that Erasa herself is an original character. She resembles Erasa in name and appearance only, but due to the fact that Erasa had around three lines in the original manga, the author had free reign to flesh her out entirely to fit the new story. By the time of the Tenkaichi Budōkai, she bears no resemblance to the three-line character from the original manga.
  • The Protagonist / Deuteragonist: Erasa actually alternates these roles depending on the narrative, exchanging them with Gohan. Both characters get equal focus, to the point that they can both qualify as the Protagonist and Deuteragonist depending on how the narrative flows.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Like Gohan, she primarily wears purple gi.
  • Red Is Heroic: Contrasting nicely with Videl's initial portrayal, red has positive connotations with Erasa. Her Super Form is red, and each one of her techniques within this form are a vibrant red, as is her hair while transformed. Erasa is without a doubt the most compassionate of the three characters, and while she doesn't quite have The Hero role that Gohan plays, it cannot be denied she's one in her own right.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Videl's Red. Erasa is a kind-hearted girl who is as sweet as Gohan, and goes out of her way to be supportive and helpful. By contrast, Videl is a sharp-spoken, abrasive Tsundere with a temper shorter than Gohan's, though with less disastrous results. Despite all of this, the two are a solid pair of best friends.
  • The Rival: To Videl, in a manner similar to Goku and Vegeta.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: After she consumes the Choshinsui, Shin grants Erasa a new outfit, which is similar coloured to her previous, but in a completely different style, showing that Erasa was standing on her own as a fighter now.
  • Took a Level in Badass: At an unprecedentedly quick pace, too. She does her fair share of hard work, training with Gohan for six months and gaining quite a handle on ki utilization and martial arts. Then she drinks the Choshinsui and becomes one of the strongest Earthlings.
  • Touched by Vorlons: She consumed the Choshinsui, a divine water which houses the soul of the original God of Earth, Shangdi. The water imparts some of Shangdi's soul onto Erasa, and it is his soul that grants her the new Super Mode she utilizes with aplomb against Majin Buu.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Much like a Super Saiyan, Erasa's eyes narrow in her trasformation, as her face becomes more serious.

Videl, The Rival.
"I want to become stronger. It isn't for anything as noble as wanting to save the Earth; my goals are smaller than that. Erasa is so much stronger than I am now...but I've been practising martial arts my own life even continuing well after she dropped it when we were younger and I can't stay her second forever! I want to become strong! Strong enough to beat Erasa! Strong enough to even beat Gohan! You're their teacher, right? I don't expect to surpass them with the same training regimen, but I know I can learn a lot from you!"
The third most important character in the narrative, Videl is the only child of Mr. Satan and Miguel. A strong martial artist in her own right, she's friends with Erasa and Sharpener, and classmates with Gohan. She'd been best friends with Erasa since childhood, but has trouble acclimating to her friend's growing relationship with Gohan and her own jealously as she both yearns for Erasa back, and pines for Gohan with feelings she can't express.
  • The Ace: Videl is a fighting genius, and adapts well to ki shortly after discovering how to use it. She's naturally skilled at fighting, and uses ingenuity as much as brute force to win her battles. Piccolo himself notes that Videl has talent.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the original source, Videl is stronger than Mr. Satan, and certainly a natural at martial arts, able to learn to fly in around a week. In the Erased Chronicles, Videl is all these things and then some. She displays her natural talent by utilising ki in different ways even early on, such as channeling it through her hair to make senbon. Once Babidi gets his hands on her, Videl becomes able to fire full scale kikōha like the rest of the cast, and begins to use a Wave Motion Gun and a Laser Blade. Then ten years under Piccolo and she becomes more than strong enough to fight with the best.
  • The Ageless: Benefiting from the Majin emblem on her forehead, Videl hasn't aged a day since ten years ago.
  • Adaptational Expansion: Similarly to Erasa; while Videl wasn't a nothing character, her real role in the series beyond being a mother to Pan pretty much stopped the moment the Majin Buu shenanigans began. In Erased Chronicles, she stays very much present for most of it, and it is the catalyst for her Character Development.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: The Erased Chronicles Videl is basically Videl if she didn't mellow out as quickly as she did from her original Jerkass behaviour and actually became worse.
  • Ax-Crazy: While under Babidi's mind control.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Solidly averted until the time skip.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Erasa's Betty.
  • Biblical Motifs: To Lucifer. Without even counting her name (Videl, being an anagram of 'Devil'), she was loosely on the side of the heroes before betraying them for selfish reasons, is currently associating with (someone who used to consider himself) a demon, and even her signature technique, which is a stark red, uses a symbol meant to symbolize the Devil's horns.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: When under Babidi's spell, she succumbs to its influence far easier than Piccolo or Vegeta, and tries to kill Erasa.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: She went out of her way to try and kill Erasa because she couldn't handle her jealousy of the time Erasa and Gohan were spending together, as well as her blossoming feelings for Gohan that she couldn't properly express. Granted, she was under mind control at the time, but Babidi's mind control only amplifies already negative emotions.
  • Driven by Envy: 90% of Videl's motivational factor.
  • Easily Forgiven: Gohan and Erasa casually accept her apology when she apologizes for trying to kill Erasa and generally making everyone's life difficult. Then again, they are part of the squad that accepts Vegeta.
  • Expy: Videl is one to Sasuke, from Naruto. Childhood friends with an energetic blonde, betrays them and the rest of their friends for power, turns to evil, becomes crazed enough to attempt murder and is brought back to the side of the heroes through a good 'ol fashioned beat-down with her rival and Only Friend.
  • Graceful Loser: Admits defeat when she wakes up after losing to Erasa. However, she was referring to losing Gohan to Erasa, rather than the battle in which she'd been handily defeated.
  • Fanservice: While the Erased Chronicles has and will continue to have fanservice at multiple points, Videl is the most frequent victim of it. This is due to a bias on the part of the author.
  • Laser Blade: Videl is capable of employing a red one, and does it often. As of the Time Skip, she's completely refined the skill, and it is used as a means to show her character development.
  • Magic Hair: Can channel her ki into her hair, turning into needles, something straight out of Naruto.
  • Older Than They Look: After the timeskip, she's nearing her 30s and doesn't look any older than she did as a 17 year old.
  • Not So Different: Piccolo makes this statement about himself and Videl they were both chosen as pawns by Babidi because of the pettiness that still lies within their hearts. It's part of what makes him so interested in training the girl.
    • She also shows shades of this to Vegeta of all people. Prior to her Character Development, Videl is motivated to become stronger purely out of petty hatred for Gohan and Erasa, the former who has done honestly nothing to her, the latter becaus she feels conflicted and betrayed due to her relationship with Gohan. Once she mellows out, Videl's driving force becomes a desire to not remain Erasa's second, and throws herself fully into her training to one day defeat her rival.
  • Only Friend: Erasa, apparently, was Videl's only friend. Even Sharpener appears to be more an acquaintance than actual friend, though Videl has used him for rides to school and the like. After mending ties with Gohan, however, this appears to be a vanishing trope.
  • The Power of Hate: What makes her stronger when she was overtaken by the Manipulation Sorcery. She's working on getting over it.
  • Power Tattoo: Much like Piccolo and Vegeta, the "Majin" Emblem that Babidi placed on her gave her an impressive boost to her combat strength.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Like in canon, Videl fights criminals on the side. Unlike in canon, she quite nearly pays for it dearly, as one of the criminals happens to be a sick pervert with a thing for having his way with female victims. Mercifully, Gohan arrives in time to save her.
    • Your best friend falls in love with a new guy on the block and suddenly you like him too? It doesn't do well for the friendship.
  • Red Is Violent: Videl's ki blasts are staunchly red in colour, unlike Erasa, who varies between shades of yellow and blue. She's also quite confrontational, was brainwashed by Babidi, and between the three main characters, is the most violent.
  • The Rival: To Erasa, in a very Goku and Vegeta-like way. Piccolo believes she has the potential to become one to Gohan as well.
  • Scars Are Forever: Not just scars, but bruises. Despite her enhanced healing, Erasa apparently damaged Videl with her final blow in their fight to the point that the blow, while not scarring, did manage to leave a permanent mark. Her body is also littered with scars from her training with Piccolo.
  • Super-Powered Evil Side: Her jealous heart and petty emotions made it easy for Babidi to take over her soul, and her lack of power compared to Piccolo and Vegeta made her succumb to the spell far easier. She went from wanting to fight Gohan and Erasa to outright trying to kill her best friend.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Between the main trio, Videl served as this for awhile.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Due to her Character Development, Videl eventually evolved past her petty jealous behaviour due to her feelings for Gohan, and has grown into a true friend to Erasa and Gohan, becoming much more of a Spirited Competitor.
  • Training from Hell: Undergoes harsh training from Piccolo.
  • Tritagonist: Is the third most important character in the narrative.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Having only heard about Goku's exploits as a Budokai champion from years ago, she wanted to take him and believed she could. Videl was sadly mistaken.
  • Women Prefer Strong Men: Both her love interests, Gohan and Trunks, are abnormally powerful men.
  • Why Won't You Die?: Said almost verbatim during her battle with Erasa.

The Dragon Team

    Son Goku 
"No...he's right. I'm not invincible, and I can't do everything. I'm sorry, Trunks; I'm sorry I couldn't be there to save Vegeta. And it's only a small way to try and apologise...but Gohan and I are going to take on this monster. We'll get revenge for Vegeta!"
Son Gokū, the original protagonist.
The protagonist of the original series, now a Supporting Protagonist in favor of the Power Trio, but primarily his son. Goku is a powerful Saiyan sent from Earth as a baby by his parents before the destruction of Vegeta (the planet). Having saved the planet numerous times, he died seven years ago against Cell, but has returned for a day to complete in the Tenkaichi Budōkai.
  • Action Dad: Goku loves his family, even if he doesn't show it well, and he is a bonafide badass.
  • Adaptational Badass: Goku manages to merge Kaiouken and Super Saiyan 2 during his fight with Vegeta, utterly beating the Saiyan prince senseless before becoming exhausted. In canon, it's stated the Kaiouken form and Super Saiyan cannot be combined.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: The Super Kaiouken returns in Erased Chronicles, fresh from filler. However, Goku can only use it while dead, as the form could completely destroy a living body.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite their questionable relationship, it is undeniable Goku does love Chi-Chi. When he returns to the Afterlife, Chi-Chi kisses him in the spur of the moment, and Goku reciprocates, despite never having kissed her before.
  • Back from the Dead: He returns from death for a day to compete in the Tenkaichi Budōkai. Unlike in canon, it doesn't stick.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Goku combined Kaiouken and Super Saiyan 2, which is canonically impossible. It's justified, however, as he is already dead, and his body is not that of a living human, so it merely taxes him incredibly rather than killing him as it should have.
  • Crutch Character: To the point where Goku had become self-aware about it after he died against Cell. It's why he chose to stay dead seven years later.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: The Kaiouken, which enhances all of his senses as well as his power at the cost of potentially killing him if the multiplier is too high. Even moreso, the Super Kaiouken, combining the Super Saiyan and the Kaiouken, which is canonically impossible and Goku can only use because he's dead. It exhausts him entirely, however.
  • Doom Magnet: To the point that it is addressed in-series.
  • Four Is Death: Goku, a literal dead man, returns in chapter 14.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Goku is well-aware that he isn't an invincible superman, and knows that there are still limits to things he can do. He makes this quite plain to Trunks, when he apologises for being unable to save Vegeta.
  • Hero of Another Story: Literally on multiple levels. He was the hero of the original series, and is a hero in the main timeline. Goku's entire life filled up Dragon Ball, and he's fought more people in a week than Gohan has yet to fight in his entire life.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Goku surrenders during his and Vegeta's battle in the Budokai to get the latter to avoid blowing up the arena.
  • Long Dead Badass: By the time the Erased Chronicles begins, Goku has been dead for seven years. This being Dragon Ball, however.
  • Minor Major Character: Goku was the protagonist of the original series, and the hero in the original timeline. In this timeline, however, he's a Supporting Protagonist who, as he is already dead, leaves the problems to his children and the new generation of warriors.
  • Take Care of the Kids: An odd version. When he returns to the Afterlife, Goku asks Erasa to take care of Gohan.
  • So Proud of You: Goku is very proud of his son for maturing the way he has.
  • World's Strongest Man: Before Gohan succeeded him, Goku was this. Now he's the strongest in the Afterlife.

"How? How can I be content to give up like this!? This cannot be the pinnacle of my strength! It absolutely cannot! [...] I will not be made a fool of, while I am constantly surpassed by my lessers! I am Vegeta!"
Vegeta, the Prince of the Saiyans.
Goku's eternal rival, and the Prince of Saiyans, Vegeta is one of the few surviving members of the Saiyan race. He originally came to Earth for the purpose of killing Goku and taking the Dragon Balls, but he mellowed out, marrying Bulma and becoming accustomed to Earth. Like Goku, he does play a lesser role in this series compared to his role in the original. Also like Goku, he dies permanently at the end of the Majin Buu arc.
  • 24-Hour Armor: Averted. Due to Vegeta being alive only during the Buu arc, he wears the undersuit to the armor rather than the armor itself.
  • Action Dad: To Trunks. Vegeta loves his son, his other flaws notwithstanding.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Much like in canon, Vegeta sold his soul to Babidi to bridge the gap between himself and Goku. And also like in canon, Goku still had Super Saiyan 3 hidden in the bag. However, during his fight with Goku, Vegeta came very close to winning, and it was only the arrival of Majin Buu that interrupted the entire proceeding. And even when he sacrificed himself to defeat Majin Buu after achieving SSJ3 no less the Djinn revived, and Vegeta's sacrifice only bought time.
  • Always Second Best: Vegeta plays second fiddle to Goku. It's only in the battle where he dies that Vegeta finally closes the gap, becoming a Super Saiyan 3.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Vegeta has calmed down since the events of the Cell Arc, but the fact that Kakarrot is only on Earth for a day, and his window to settle their rivalry is closing permanently, unhinges him.
  • Being Good Sucks: One of the primary reasons he let's Babidi control him. He even goes off on a rant to Goku:
    Vegeta: "I wanted to be the way I used to be! I needed Babidi to reawaken the evil in my heart! Cold and ruthless, I wanted to be able to fight you without anything holding us back! Your influence softened my heart, Kakarrot! Over time, I began to settle down; I became a family man, and had even learned to love them! I began to see the Earth as my home! I needed to find my past-self; find the strength I once had, even it required the help of someone like Babidi! And now, I feel so much better!"
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: Transforming into an SSJ3 turned the tide against Majin Buu, certainly. However, he was quickly worn out by the form, and it wasn't enough for Vegeta to win the day.
  • Didn't Think This Through: He takes advantage of Babidi's brainwashing to become stronger, only for the released energy to refuel and revive Majin Buu.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Vegeta is not a man who dies quietly. His battle with Majin Buu was brutal, with the Prince being forced to the brink at several points, unable to keep up with Majin Buu's insane durability. Only when pushed to his absolute limit did Vegeta unlock Super Saiyan 3, and he completely dominates until the form wears him out. Even then, he utilising the very last of his ki to create a gigantic explosion that eradicates Buu...temporarily.
  • Skewed Priorities: Vegeta is more than willing to take the crowd of the Tournament hostage to make Goku fight him seriously, even when his wife and son were in the same arena he was threatening to destroy.
  • World's Strongest Man: Vegeta was this while Goku was dead.
  • You Are Worth Hell: A literal example for his family and Goku. And he stays dead.

"If she dies from that amount of power, she wasn't fit to be my student. I'm not as soft as Goku, Dende. Never forget that I am the Daimaō as well as God."



    No. 18 

    Son Goten 
Son Goten is the youngest child of Son Gokū and Chi-Chi, and the younger brother of Son Gohan, and later, the brother-in-law of Erasa. Goten was born some time after the Cell Game competition. He, like Gohan, is a Saiyan-half, and notably the youngest Super Saiyan in known history. The best friend of Trunks, his role in the series is more or less similar to the original Dragon Ball manga, though, as is the case with many characters, would later be expanded.
  • Adaptational Badass: Goten in the Erased Chronicles is stronger than his canon counterpart, which appears to be a recurring trait for characters now. It truly shifted when he saw Chi-Chi die in front of him and transformed into a Super Saiyan 2, an achievement he never received canonically.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Goten, like other characters, is a 'victim' of this. Given that Toriyama left a lot of blanks and unused potential with the character, the author saw fit to expand him where he could. His ability to become a Super Saiyan is explained, rather than just glossed over like the manga, or half-assedly explained like in the manga. Furthermore, he becomes the driving force behind Gotenks when he and Trunks fuse, due to his mental situation at the time.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Played straight at first, but later averted. As a child, Goten didn't have any real training drive, and was just naturally strong. After the Majin Boo debacle, he, Trunks, and the other heroes of the planet buckle down and train hard for ten years. Due to this, Goten at the start of the Advent of the Hakaishin arc is leagues above Goten at the End of Z.
  • Cheerful Child: Much like his father, Goten is a very cheerful boy. Majin Boo saw fit to ruin this.
  • Child Prodigy: And how. Beyond his Super Saiyan transformation, which he obtained very young, much like in canon, Goten is shown to have genuine ingenuity in his battle with Trunks. Furthermore, he went on to become not only the youngest Super Saiyan, but the youngest Super Saiyan 2, obtaining the form in a fit of rage when Boo murdered Chi-Chi.
  • Hereditary Hairstyle: Goten, like his father, inherited Bardock's signature shock of spiky black hair.
  • Momma's Boy: Goten loves his mother. When she dies, he completely loses his shit and transforms into a Super Saiyan 2. Chi-Chi is also the reason for Goten's continued training, as he wants to protect his mother.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Goten resembles both his father and paternal grandfather. This resemblance continues into adulthood, where, due to the continued death of his father, Goten kept Gokū's signature cut.
  • The Slacker: Goten, like his brother, averts this. After the ten year time skip, Goten, while keeping up his training, has applied for college, showing that he too is balancing a personal life with keeping his strength level adequate.
  • Superior Successor: Goten to both his father and brother. He is a cut above both of them when they were his age no matter how old he is, and only has room to grow in the future.



    Muten Rōshi 

One of the original protagonists of the first half of Dragon Ball, Bulma is one of Goku's closest friends. The head of Capsule Corporation, before retiring later on, she is the resident genius of the group. The wife of Vegeta, mother of Trunks, and ex-girlfriend of Yamcha, Bulma sees relatively little screentime in the series at first.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Averted. Unlike in the anime, or the later Super manga, Bulma's hair is explicitly lavender in the Erased Chronicles, like her son.
  • Artificial Limbs: Post-timeskip, Whis reveals that the arm Bulma keeps bandaged is a prosthetic limb, and not her original arm. Bulma confirms this, which conflicts with the story she told her friends that the arm was merely injured.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Bulma and Vegeta are this to a T. Despite appearances, they really do love each other. Vegeta's permanent death is one of the things that leads Bulma to quite literally revolutionise the entire planet.
  • Fiction 500: Her family owns Capsule Corp.; capsules are a perfect miniaturization technology, and her family has a monopoly. It is taken to ludicrous levels after the time-skip. Not only does Bulma own Capsule Corporation, she has dipped her hands into Perpetual Motion Machine technology, and utilised it to revotulionise life on Earth. Every appliance uses her Infinite Energy Generator in one way, shape, or form, to the point that Bulma's creation powers the entire planet. It is no stretch to say that Bulma owns Earth. She even funded the space programme, setting Earth's culture into the space-faring age, and is considered something of an ambassador between Earth and the Galactic Patrol. All of this has simply made Capsule Corporation, and by extension Bulma, far richer.
  • Irony: Bulma's Infinite Energy Generator is based on blueprints taken directly from Dr. Gero, the man who gave her future counterpart such a hellish life in the future. In the present, she's used his technology to send society about a century into the future.
  • Love Hurts: Post-timeskip, Bulma still loves Vegeta. However, her feelings on her late husband are conflicted, due to the fact that Vegeta died without being able to redeem himself in the eyes of his family for his murderous actions at the Tenkaichi Budōkai. Having had ten years to mourn her husband, Bulma doesn't seem to talk about him, and her feelings for him flash from pleasant to upset. Despite this, someone saying that they were friends with Vegeta were enough to get them in her good graces.




    Mr. Popo 


    Mr. Satan 
The Martial Arts Champion of the world and professional con artist, Mr. Satan real name Mark is a former wrestler who became the champion of the Tenkaichi Budokai. Seven years before the start of the story, he stole the credit for Gohan's defeat of Cell, and became a world famous icon. The father of Videl.
  • Dub Name Change: Avoided like the plague, as it is in this series. He is staunchly called Mr. Satan, or Mark.
  • Even The Morally Corrupt Has Standards: Mr. Satan is a lying man through and through, but he's by no means depraved. He doesn't stand for the murder of innocents, believes in redemption, and did give the late Kuririn credit for winning the Budokai in his own roundabout way.
  • Famed In-Story: Is the Martial Arts Champion of the world. Even after Gohan exposes ki to the public, he still maintains his title due to he and Buu rigging the Budokai.
  • Good Parents: His parenting skills leave a lot to be desired, much like Goku, but Mr. Satan is shown to genuinely adore his daughter and becomes trouble as she spends more and more time away training.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mr. Satan is a lying, conniving, cheat, yes. But he still has a moral centre, as shown when he loses it when the thugs attack and kill Majin Buu's puppy. He also has the decency to not defame a diseased Kuririn.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: As he displays in the series itself, he is by no means a slouch when it comes to martial arts. Satan just happens to live in a world where people can destroy a planet with relatively minimal effort.
  • Secret Keeper: The only Earthling who wasn't one of the Dragon Team's close friends at the time who knows the truth of the Buu incident.





    Majin Bū (Good) 

    Son Pen 
The four-year old daughter of Gohan and Erasa, debuting directly after the ten-year timeskip. She's only a quarter-Saiyan, but has a notable talent for martial arts. Earnest and well-meaning, she takes more after her grandfather, Goku, than either of her parents. As the youngest of the Dragon Team, she's the weakest, but she trains under her mother to become strong.
  • Alternate Self: Pen could be considered this to Pan, as they fulfill the same role.
  • Badass Adorable: She's four, but she's a pretty strong child, and merely needs more training.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: The youngest in the Dragon Team as a whole, being only four.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Pen's hair is described as similar to Goku's, but not identical.
  • Cheerful Child: Pen is so much like her grandfather.
  • The Cutie: She's always bubbly and full of energy.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She's four, but is already very strong. She just lacks experience.
  • Shared Family Quirks: The little girl has a lot of similarities to her grandfather, despite having never met him.
  • Token Mini-Moe: She's the cutest thing in the series.
  • Uneven Hybrid: She's a quarter Saiyan through her grandfather Goku and three quarters human. Oddly enough, she's considered a Saiyan despite having more human blood.




    Majin Bū (Evil) 



    Spopovich and Yamu 

Other Characters

The Muggle friend of Gohan, Erasa, and Videl. He's a fellow classmate, and despite coming off sour towards Gohan early on, mellowed out as the early chapters continued. Remains a relatively minor character.
Unwitting Muggle Friend: Essentially the role Sharpener serves. He's the odd man out in terms of the Power Trio, as he's the only member of the four classmate without supernatural powers or abilities of his own. He's even merely a minor character, unlike Erasa, who received an Adaptation Expansion.

Hakaishin Beerus.
"In fact, I think you may be the strongest mortal being I've ever seen...but in the end, even the highest mountain peak can't touch the sky."
Hakaishin Beerus, also called Lord Beerus, is the Hakaishin, the deity whose job it is to destroy planets and make room for new ones. He is the balancing half to the Sōzōshin. He made his debut in the Advent of the Hakaishin arc, revealed to be searching for something called the Super Saiyan God.
  • Adaptational Badass: This Beerus has some perks that come from being written after the conclusion of Dragon Ball Super. He is simply much, much stronger than was seen in God and God and Dragon Ball Super, effortlessly shrugging off an enhanced SSJ2 Son Gohan, just due to the sheer difference in their ki
  • Badass Boast: He's full of these. As a god, Beerus can back them up. He let more than several slip fighting Gohan.
  • Been There, Shaped History: As in canon, Beerus mentions having pettily attempted to bring Earth's dinosaurs to extinction in the past.
  • Big Bad: Beerus fills this role in the Advent of the Hakaishin arc.
  • Blood Knight: Beerus' entire reason for waking up, just like in canon, is to fight the enigmatic Super Saiyan God.
  • Composite Character: Of himself. Personality-wise, this Beerus is based on the movie Beerus, with just a little of Super's Beerus for seasoning.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In Beerus' first battle in the Erased Chronicles, he manhandles Gohan with complete and utter ease. The battle finished in just two blows, and that was because Gohan was simply too stubborn to fall from the first one.
  • Destroyer Deity: It is quite literally Beerus' title, Hakaishin: the Destruction God. The job of Hakaishin involves destroying old planets to make room for the new. The issue is Beerus has a habit of destroying planets that give him bad food, or otherwise tick him off in minor ways.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Beerus' scene waking up does much to establish the kind of person he is. His sleeping habits, eating habits, and fickle mood are showcased fairly well within a short frame of time.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Beerus makes it plain he is not fond of Freeza, and admitted he intended to destroy him if he'd gotten a chance. Son Gokū beat him to it.
  • The Juggernaut: To wit, Gohan released a Super Kamehameha that Shin admits would have destroyed several star systems...and Beerus withstands it simply because his ki is that strong. Nothing Gohan does in their first battle fazes him at all.
  • Physical God: Quite literally. Beerus is the god that other gods fear; the Kaiōshin tremble at his name, and even Dende, God of Earth, knows that Beerus' appearance will shatter their flimsy tranquility.
  • You Got Guts: Gohan's determination impresses Beerus, even if his power falls laughably short.
    Beerus: "I'll praise your tenacity, Saiyan. But you aren't ready to stand on this stage yet."

A figure quite literally shrouded in shadow, they're an unknown entity whose goals are cloaked in mystery. They appear to be affiliated with Beerus and Whis, due to the latter seemingly recognising them.
  • Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: The figure tampered with Beerus' alarm bombs, setting them back ten years for reasons unknown.
  • The Omniscient: Has shades of this, due to knowing when Beerus wakes up, and being able to alter his clocks, despite not being physical present.

Introduced in The Future is Black

    Trunks (Future) 

    Mai (Future) 

    Bulma (Future) 

    Gokū Black 
"You fancy yourself a hero? A sword dulled by that kind of anger won't ever reach me, Trunks."
A man claiming to be Son Gokū, he was dubbed Gokū Black by Bulma to differentiate him from the hero who saved their world. His stated goal is to eradicate the humans of Earth, and he stands in opposition of Trunks. Self-confident, condescending, and every bit as powerful as the man he claims to be, Black is an adversary shrouded in mystery.
  • Adaptational Expansion: Not as much as the Power Trio from the main series, Black is explored just a bit more here, due to the perks of having narration available. The fanfic takes a brief bit of time to showcase Black's more human side, as he did start out with noble intentions, even if he went off the deep end later.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Black genuinely cares for nature and animals, the former of which there were shades of in the anime, the latter of which had never been touched. It had only been seen in the anime that he felt genuine remorse for the damage dealt to Earth, but in this story, Black shows genuine compassion for animals that he would never show to a mere human.
  • Break Them by Talking: Lending massive credibility towards his claim of being Gokū, Black displays knowledge only Gokū would have, and uses it to mentally attack Trunks at every opportunity. Perhaps because Trunks is the son of Vegeta, a man who was easily angered himself, Trunks falls for the bait more often than not, and it drastically gives Black even more of an edge.
  • Curbstomp Battle: He hands these out to Trunks like Halloween candy.
  • Fantastic Racism: Black has a dislike for any kind of human, but especially dislikes the Saiyans, despite apparently being one himself.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Black, surprisingly, has a soft spot for animals; he considers them to be pure and untouched by the corruption of humans.
  • Insult Backfire: Trunks gives him his name to differentiate him from Son Gokū. Black accepts the name and what it symbolizes with glee.
  • Shirtless Scene: In Chapter 4 of the Future is Black.
  • Villains Out Shopping: In Chapter 4, Black is shown relaxing at his forest cottage, shirtless no less, after having had a cup of tea, and enjoying the natural scenery. He even pets a deer that comes his way until he accidentally kills it.