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A Simple Wish is a Dragon Ball Z fanfic by GoGirl.

Fed up with not feeling appreciated by her family, Chi-Chi impulsively makes a wish to cease her existance. Shenron grants the wish. Chi-Chi wakes up in an alternate universe and she sees how things are like without her.

Tropes in A Simple Wish:

  • An Aesop: A few to be exact.
    • Sitting around and feeling sorry for yourself won’t change your horrible situations.
    • Be Careful What You Wish For
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    • You don’t know what you got until it’s gone.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Chi-Chi succeeded in un-wishing her wish, and she ends up getting her family back.
  • Friendless Background: Alternate!Trunks is an angry kid who never had any friends since Goten was never born and the latter was Trunks' Only Friend.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Gohan does this when he tells Chi-Chi that he would rather go to Videl's Christmas party than to spend time with his family on Christmas Eve.
  • It's a Wonderful Plot: The whole premise of this fanfic.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Chi-Chi does this when she finally realizes the damages she unintentially did when she wished she was never born.
  • Reality Ensues: All over the place.
    • Goku is still alive, but he has no idea who Chi-Chi is. Chi-Chi tries to befriend him and tries to remind him of their sons, but he has no memories of her, thus making things awkward for them and Goku thinking she's crazy. They do become friends later, at least.
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    • When Chi-Chi meets Alternate!Piccolo, she still thinks he's a good guy due to his friendship with Gohan and Goku, but since Gohan was never born, Piccolo was still evil. When Chi-Chi tries to talk to him, Alternate!Piccolo fires a ki-blast at her, almost killing her until Goku saves her the last minute. Goku even calls her out on trying to talk to him, and that she was basically making a death wish.
    • Goku is NOT friends with Piccolo, still can't stand him, and sees him as a monster. Even after they teamed up against Raditz, Alternate!Piccolo was overjoyed when he finally killed Goku (and Raditz).
    • Since Gohan was never born, Goku ended up dying 3 times since Gohan wasn’t alive to help him in his battles.
    • When Bulma meets Chi-chi and Chi-Chi talks about her family that she “can’t find (really they aren’t born),” it makes Bulma suspicious since Chi-Chi keeps making “excuses” and makes her think that Chi-Chi is an unfit mother.
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    • Since Goten wasn't born, Trunks is an angry, rude kid in general due to his father’s death, has no friends, and has nobody to play with since Goten was never born and was Trunks’ Only Friend. All Trunks does is train all day to ease his frustrations.
    • A Played for Laughs scene: When Chi-Chi wakes up one day and sees that Goku left, she gets angry with him for not saying goodbye…until she remembers that since she made the wish, the two aren’t married. Also, she was a guest at Goku’s house and he could go and come as he pleases.
    • When Goku sneaks up on Chi-Chi while she’s taking a bath, she gets angry and freaks out. Since they are not married, her reaction was completely justified.
    • When Chi-Chi goes to look for the Ox-King, runs into a few people where the castle used to be, she tells them that she’s his daughter. They respond and say she’s crazy and that he never had a daughter due to the Ox King and her mother both getting sick and dying. The people attempt to take Chi-Chi to an asylum since they think she’s mentally unstable.
    • Chi-Chi ends up crying, feeling depressed, and regretting her wish. It gets all this (and some nagging from Fortuneteller Baba) to get Chi-Chi to realize that her wish was extremely selfish and careless. Thankfully, Chi-Chi gets to collects the dragon balls, unwishes the wish, and gets her happy ending.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • Goku calls Chi-Chi out on trying to make conversation with Alternate! Piccolo, who was still evil.
    • Fortune Teller Baba rightfully calls Chi-Chi out on making such a selfish and careless wish.


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