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Dragon Ball Reboot is a Dragon Ball AU Fan Webcomic created by Mexican digital artist GineReboot on DeviantArt. It's a "fan manga" set in an alternate timeline where Goku's mother Gine followed her son to Earth and retells the story of Dragon Ball with Gine as part of the main cast.

The webcomic is translated from Spanish to English by GreyNimbus, and the Spanish and English versions are published simultaneously alongside each other. The original Spanish version of the webcomic can be read here.

The first season (running from February 15 to October 11, 2019) covers Gine escaping Planet Vegeta's destruction and arriving on Earth in pursuit of her son. The second season (running from November 29, 2019 to March 12, 2021) subsequently is about Gine reuniting with Goku on Earth and the relatively peaceful life they build with Grandpa Gohan. The third season (debuting on December 22, 2023) covers this fan manga's version of the early Dragon Ball manga with changes caused by Gine's inclusion to the cast.

The author also created a spin-off which shows Gine's childhood on Planet Vegeta and how she eventually became a member on Bardock's team of Saiyan warriors, as well as the circumstances which led to her retiring to become a meat distribution worker. The spin-off ran from March 26, 2021 to December 15, 2023.

On April 17, 2021, the author released a trailer of his fan manga on YouTube.

See What If Gine Went With Goku to Earth? for a fanfic with a similar premise.

Dragon Ball Reboot contains examples of:

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    Main Series 
  • Action Mom: Goku's mother Gine.
  • Adaptation Distillation: Season 3's retelling of the original Dragon Ball manga's first three chapters (around 57 pages in total) is condensed into five pages (technically five and one-third if one counts the final two panels of Season 2), mostly skimming over events that played out almost identically to canon and only slowing down with breather scenes that are exclusive to this fan manga, usually consisting of conversations between Gine and Bulma.
  • Adaptational Nice Girl: Reboot Bulma comes across as much less of a vain, manipulative Spoiled Brat compared to her canon counterpart at the start of Dragon Ball. This is primarily due to a lot of the scenes from Dragon Ball's early series that highlighted Bulma's Bratty Teenage Daughter personality being removed as part of the webcomic's Adaptation Distillation.
  • Aliens Love Human Food: Both Gine and Goku find human confections like ice cream and cake to be heavenly delicious the first time they are given a taste by Grandpa Gohan in pages 57-58.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Girl: Gine herself is one when she first arrives on Earth. She initially dismisses Gohan's offer to train her because he's weaker than her and claims that she doesn't need training since she's already the strongest person on Earth. Gohan sets her straight by knocking her to the ground, demonstrating that a weaker fighter is still capable of catching her off guard and tells Gine that if she continues with this attitude, she'll eventually fall to her own hubris.
  • Ascended Extra: Gine goes from being a minor Posthumous Character in canon to the main character of the webcomic.
  • Battle in the Rain: As Grandpa Gohan and Gine's fight with Goku in his Great Ape form goes on, the battlefield is buffeted by a thunderstorm which only clears up after Gine cuts off Goku's tail and returns him to his normal form.
  • Big "NO!": At the start of Season 2, Gine wakes up from a nightmare of Bardock's death screaming "NOOO!!"
  • Big "WHAT?!": Bulma's reaction in Page 93 in response to hearing Gine say that she'll take the wheel of her motorcycle while they follow Goku after he meets Turtle and agrees to go on a detour to carry him back to the sea.
  • Blatant Lies: When asked by Grandpa Gohan if she was always able to control her Great Ape transformation, Gine claims she could. A memory reveals her first attempt after training with Bardock resulted in her going berserk and destroying a few houses back on Planet Vegeta.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: The first season is rife with this as the webcomic was originally written in Spanish and the author's early attempts to translate it into English were awkward to say the least. Confusing dialogue caused by mistranslations, questions featuring upside down question marks, and names sometimes starting with lowercase letters could be found everywhere. This has largely improved by the second season thanks to the author having brought in GreyNimbus as the webcomic's translator.
  • Break the Haughty: When Grandpa Gohan notices how Gine tends to waste excessive amounts of energy in her ki attacks and offers to teach her how to better control it, she brashly asserts that there's nothing she could possibly learn from a weakling like him and claims that she doesn't need to train anyway since she's already the most powerful being on Earth. Gohan quickly puts her in her place by knocking her to the ground with a sweep kick before calling her out on her arrogance, pointing out how he was still able to knock her off her feet and warns her that her son will end up having to suffer for her hubris. His speech, combined with the fact that an old man was able to knock her down, gets through to Gine, who apologizes to Gohan for her behavior and confides to him her insecurities about being weak.
  • Cassandra Truth: While escaping Planet Vegeta at the start of the webcomic, Gine is caught by some Saiyans. Much like Bardock, she briefly tries to warn them about Frieza's plan to destroy their planet, only to be laughed off.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Season 2 opens with Gine having a nightmare where Bardock is killed by a laughing Frieza. Gine then wakes up screaming "NOOO!!" and finds herself sitting up on a bed in Grandpa Gohan's house.
  • Diving Save: How Grandpa Gohan dies. When Goku in his Great Ape form tries to jump onto Gine (who's too injured to move), Gohan body slams her out of the way at the last second before being crushed under the Great Ape's feet.
  • Embarrassing Animal Suit: While shopping at the clothing store, one of the outfits that Gine tries out during her Fashion-Shop Fashion Show is a giant pink cat costume with a large bell around her neck. This particular outfit gets a mixed reaction with Kakarot loving it and Grandpa Gohan seeming weirded out.
  • Fashion-Shop Fashion Show: Page 55 has one where Gine visits a fashion store and tries out various outfits in front of Grandpa Gohan and Kakarot.
  • Foregone Conclusion: As shown in the comic's In Medias Res, Gine will survive to the Namek Saga, transform into a Super Saiyan, and face Frieza.
  • Good-Times Montage:
    • Page 56 features one where Gine, Grandpa Gohan, and Baby Kakarot are shown having fun going on the various rides at an amusement park and ends with the trio taking a group photo together.
    • Pages 69 to 70 contain a montage showing Gine finally leading a normal life, having fun training, and spending all her time with her son and Grandpa Gohan until that fateful night Grandpa Gohan dies.
  • Headgear Headstone: Grandpa Gohan's grave at the end of Season 2 consists of a wooden pole sticking up from a mound with his green hat placed on top of the pole.
  • How We Got Here: The comic opens up with Gine overpowering Frieza on Namek and then shows the events which lead up to this point, starting with Gine's escape from Planet Vegeta.
  • In Medias Res: The first few pages of the comic introduce the final battle of the Frieza arc with a Super Saiyan Gine subduing Frieza with an arm bar despite him being at 100% full power. The comic then shows How We Got Here by going back to when Gine first escaped from Planet Vegeta.
  • In Spite of a Nail:
    • Despite Gine's presence (or rather, because of it), Goku still accidentally kills Grandpa Gohan after transforming into his Great Ape form.
    • Even though Gine is around to raise her son on Earth and calls him Kakarot, he still eventually ends up with the name "Son Goku". Gine decides to permanently change Kakarot's name to Goku with his consent to honor the memory of Grandpa Gohan after his death.
  • Instantly Proven Wrong:
    • After falling unconscious shortly after her pod landed on Earth, Gine wakes up to find herself in Grandpa Gohan's home. As she exits the house, she says to herself that nothing on Earth should be able to take her by surprise due to everyone on the planet having a weaker power level. Immediately after she says this, Gine gets startled by Grandpa Gohan suddenly appearing next to her and falls over from shock.
    • Following the above-mentioned scene and her reunion with Kakarot, Gine thanks Grandpa Gohan for his help and immediately sets about going on her way. Pointing out that she had been unconscious for days, Gohan asks her to at least stay for a meal since she has to be starving from not eating anything for so long. Gine responds by claiming that won't be necessary... only to be interrupted by her stomach audibly growling. An embarrassed Gine then hesitantly admits that "it wouldn't hurt to have a bite".
  • It's Always Sunny at Funerals: The makeshift funeral held for Grandpa Gohan at the end of Season 2 by Gine and Goku happens in the morning during a beautiful sunrise with the backdrop of a cliff overlooking some gorgeous natural scenery.
  • It's Probably Nothing: As Gine's escape pod leaves Planet Vegeta just before Frieza blows it up, her pod is briefly detected by the radar of Frieza's spaceship. However, the unnamed mook who was supposed to be monitoring the radar for any Saiyan survivors happened to be looking away from his console when Gine's escape pod was pinged. When the mook hears this and turns his head to find the radar system seemingly displaying nothing, he brushes it off as him just hearing things.
  • Lies to Children:
    • When Gine was asked by her eleven-year-old son Kakarot why he couldn't go outside during a full moon, she doesn't believe he's ready to learn about his Saiyan biologynote  and lies to him that a dangerous monster roams outdoors at night. This leads to a tragic case of Poor Communication Kills when Kakarot sneaks out at night to fight the fictional monster and transforms into a Great Ape after staring at the moon, which results in Grandpa Gohan getting killed during Kakarot's ensuing rampage.
    • The morning after Kakarot's aforementioned rampage, he (having no memory of his actions while in his Great Ape form) asks his mother why his tail is gone (Gine cut it off to revert him to his normal form) and what happened to Grandpa Gohan. Not wanting to burden her son with the guilt of having accidentally killed his honorary grandfather, Gine simply tells him that Gohan died in a Heroic Sacrifice and is in a much better place now, and assures him that his tail will eventually grow back. This gets subverted later on as Gine does tell Goku the truth of what happened after he's had enough time to process and grieve Grandpa Gohan's death.
  • Mama Bear: Gine is a noble woman at heart who stopped being a soldier because she couldn't find it in herself to kill anyone. However, she is also very protective of her son and anyone who threatens Kakarot will face her wrath as one would-be kidnapper discovered.
  • Meaningful Rename: At the end of Season 2, Gine (with her son's consent) decides to officially change her son's name from Kakarot to Goku in honor of Grandpa Gohan following his death.
  • Mugging the Monster: During Gine and Grandpa Gohan's visit to the park, a street thug kidnaps Kakarot with the intention of selling the Saiyan baby off to a potential buyer intrigued by Kakarot's monkey tail. When an enraged Gine catches up to him, he throws Kakarot off a cliff. He's lucky that Gine has an aversion to killing as it's the only thing that keeps her from dropping him off a cliff herself.
  • No Antagonist: Outside of the random crook who briefly kidnaps Goku (and is easily defeated by Gine), Season 2 lacks any real active villains due to being a Slice of Life about Gine's new life on Earth with Goku and Grandpa Gohan.
  • "No Peeking!" Request: In page 67, Gine is gifted new clothes (specifically her primary Reboot outfit on Earth) by Grandpa Gohan and she immediately decides to try it on. She begins stripping off her shirt, only to pause midway upon noticing that Grandpa Gohan is still staring at her. An annoyed Gine then rhetorically asks "Do you mind?", prompting an embarrassed Gohan to blush and apologize as he turns away and hands Gine her boots while she resumes changing into her new outfit.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Per canon, Gine and Kakarot/Goku are viewed as unremarkable weaklings on Planet Vegeta, but are treated as absolute powerhouses on Earth. Compared to the majority of Earthlings, Gine is a overpowered Flying Brick who easily claims the title of World's Strongest Woman, while Goku is a kid-sized Juggernaut able to singlehandedly curb-stomp full-grown monsters by himself. Gine's Flight in particular is considered incredible on Earth where it's a rare ability only mastered by a few, as opposed to Planet Vegeta where it's a universal skill that practically every Saiyan knows.
  • Oh, Crap!: Gohan and Gine share this reaction in page 76 when they hear Goku roaring in his Great Ape form and realize that he must have gone outside and looked at the moon.
  • Paper Tiger: The dinosaur that attacks Gine after her pod crash lands on Earth looks terrifying, but a single kick to the jaw from an injured Gine sends it running away with tears in its eyes.
  • Platonic Co-Parenting: After crashing on Earth and reuniting with her lost son, Gine chooses to platonically settle down with Grandpa Gohan and moves into his house, then spends the next couple of years raising Goku/Kakarot from infanthood to adolescence with Gohan's assistance.
  • Point of Divergence:
    • The key point of divergence from canon happens when Gine finds Bardock just as he's about to go confront Frieza. Bardock warns her about Frieza's plan to eradicate the Saiyan race and begs her to leave Planet Vegeta so that she will survive. Because of this, Gine is able to find an escape pod and makes it off her homeworld mere moments before Frieza blows it up with his Supernova attack.
    • The webcomic's In Medias Res shows some long-term consequences of Gine following Goku to Earth. Goku is nowhere to be seen on Namek, Gine is fighting Frieza in Goku's place, Frieza went 100% Full Power earlier than in canon, Krillin hasn't been killed by Frieza, and Planet Namek isn't about to explode.
  • Poor Communication Kills: As Kakarot grew older, he eventually asked Gine why he wasn't allowed to go outside during a full moon. Not believing he's old enough to know about his Saiyan biology, Gine lies to her son that a big monster roams the woods at night. Rather than scaring Kakarot like she intended, he decides he wants to fight the "monster" and sneaks outside later that night to look for it. Of course, he stares into the full moon and transforms into a rampaging Great Ape. This eventually results in Grandpa Gohan's death after he sacrifices himself to push Gine out of the way as she was about to get stomped by Kakarot.
  • Post-Victory Collapse: After fighting off a dinosaur shortly after crash-landing on Earth, an injured Gine loses consciousness just as she is found by Grandpa Gohan and Kakarot.
  • The Promise: Right before Bardock flies off alone to try stopping Frieza from destroying Planet Vegeta early in the comic, he makes Gine promise to him that if he fails, she will survive and become stronger.
  • Running Gag: Gine arguing with Grandpa Gohan over whether her son's name is Kakarot or Goku. After Gohan's death, Gine settles on calling her son Goku to honor the memories of Grandpa Gohan.
  • Say My Name:
    • Grandpa Gohan shouts "GINEEEEEE!!!!" on page 82 in response to seeing Goku (in his mindless Great Ape form) about to hit her while she's distracted trying to transform in her own Great Ape form.
    • On Page 85, Gine screams "GOHAAAN!" into the sky in sorrow after she's subdued a Great Ape Goku and apologizes to a dead Grandpa Gohan for inadvertently causing his death.
  • Sequel Hook: The second season ends with Gine meeting Bulma and learning of her search for the Dragon Balls, setting up the webcomic's version of the original Dragon Ball manga.
  • Series Continuity Error: Season 2's ending establishes that Gine and Goku meeting Bulma and joining her on her quest for the Dragon Balls occurs a few months after Grandpa Gohan's passing. However, the beginning of Season 3 instead claims that nearly an entire year had passed between the night of Grandpa Gohan's death and Bulma's introduction to the story.
  • Shout-Out: A panel on page 69 shows Gine practicing the Crane Kick as part of her training under Grandpa Gohan on Earth.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: The mook who was operating the radar of Frieza's spaceship to search for any Saiyan survivors following the immediate destruction of Planet Vegeta. He only appears in a single page of Season 1 and doesn't even get a name, but it was he who inadvertently made Gine's survival and subsequent escape to Earth possible. He just so happened to have been lazily glancing away from his console just when it pinged Gine's escape pod, and then stupidly dismissed it as him just hearing things instead of immediately alerting his superiors.
  • Spared by the Adaptation:
    • The webcomic's point of divergence from canon is when Gine decides to follow her son to Earth and escapes Planet Vegeta mere moments before it's destroyed.
    • As shown in the In Medias Res at the start of the comic, Krillin doesn't get killed by Frieza during the Namek Saga like in canon.
  • Sudden Downer Ending: Most of Season 2 is a Slice of Life-style story about Gine settling in on Earth and raising her son in a peaceful environment with Grandpa Gohan's help. Then comes the ending where Kakarot transforms into an uncontrollable Great Ape after looking at a full moon, attacks his mother, and accidentally kills Grandpa Gohan.
  • Superhuman Trafficking: During the main cast's trip to a small city in Season 2, Kakarot's monkey tail catches the attention of a street thief, who kidnaps the Saiyan infant with the intent of selling the "freak" off to make a quick buck. Unfortunately for the thief, Gine isn't too happy about this.
  • Tagline: The series has the tagline "For Gine Fans" placed just underneath the fan manga's title.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: The reason why Gine wasn't cut out to part of Bardock's squad was because she couldn't find it in herself to kill anyone. Some of Gine's insecurities stem from this as she confides to Grandpa Gohan about her fear that her unwillingness to kill is a sign of weakness. Gohan assures her that it's not and calls her strong for being able to show mercy even to someone that may not deserve it.
  • Time Skip: The events of Season 3 pick up somewhere between a few months to nearly a year after Grandpa Gohan's death during the climax of Season 2.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Upon arriving on Earth, Gine suddenly finds herself the strongest being in the world. However, while demonstrating her power to Grandpa Gohan, her lack of training causes her to waste excessive amounts of energy in what was supposed to be a simple ki blast meant to destroy a boulder. Gohan tells her that her ki wave was the equivalent of using a large mallet to squash a fly. Later, he trains her to be less wasteful in her attacks.
  • What If?: The webcomic explores what if Gine had also escaped Planet Vegeta's destruction at the last moment and followed her son to Earth.
  • Would Hurt a Child: When Kakarot's kidnapper finds himself cornered by Gine and Gohan, he throws Kakarot off a cliff as a distraction so he can try to escape. Gine is utterly furious about this and nearly returns the favor after catching the kidnapper.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Following an incident where Gine chose to spare the life of a criminal who kidnapped and attempted to murder her son, she tells Grandpa Gohan about her unwillingness to take a life and asks him if she's weak for allowing Kakarot's kidnapper to live. He gives her a touching response:
    Grandpa Gohan: Of course not, Gine! Even if they hurt you, showing mercy to someone is not weakness! It shows just how strong you really are, and you are the strongest, bravest woman I've ever known.

  • Actionized Sequel: The spin-off has a larger focus on action and fighting scenes compared to the first two seasons of the main series. Part of this is due to the spin-off being about Gine's backstory and her short-lived career as a Saiyan warrior on Team Bardock.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Canon Gine, while certainly one of the nicest Saiyans out there, still used to be a Space Pirate and there's nothing which indicates that she saw anything wrong with the Saiyans' Space Orcs culture. Reboot Gine, aside from being confirmed to have never actually killed anyone, is revealed to have secretly helped a city full of alien civilians evacuate their world when the Saiyans invaded it.
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Canon Gine was a soft-hearted Non-Action Guy who didn't enjoy fighting. This is in stark contrast to Reboot Gine, whose whole Goal in Life was initially to become a strong warrior to the point where she often sparred with her friends as a little girl.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: The webcomic makes Gine and Fasha into sister-like Childhood Friends with a Friendly Rivalry whereas the only connection the two shared in canon was being former squadmates on Bardock's team.
  • As You Know: Gine and Oniott's first scene together has them both decide to recap their respective backstories to each other to give readers an overview of their relationship to each other, even though both Gine and Oniott would obviously already know this in-universe.
  • Battle Aura: While entering her False Super Saiyan form for the first time, Gine's body is covered in a radiant white aura that only dissipates after she returns to her base form.
  • Battle Couple: By the time that the spin-off's Final Battle rolls around, Gine and Bardock have more or less confessed their feeling for one another and they battle side-by-side against Callion.
  • Big Ball of Violence: A young Bardock gets into one of these with Aikon and his gang after he steps in to defend Gine from their bullying.
  • Call-Forward: The spin-off ends with Bardock preparing to depart on a mission to invade a planet for Frieza. He tells Gine that the targeted planet is either Cereal or Kanassa.
  • Childhood Friends:
    • Gine first met Bardock during her childhood when he fought off a gang of bullies attacking her. From then on, the two became close and often played together until Bardock was sent offworld to become a soldier.
    • Gine was also best friends with Fasha as a little girl and the two often sparred together as part of a playful rivalry. They drifted apart as adults though Gine still looks back fondly on their friendship.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: It's shown that Gine was originally childhood friends with her future husband Bardock after he saved her from some bullies.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Out of all the Saiyans competing to join Bardock's team, the two opponents that Gine winds up facing in the tournament are Aikon, her childhood bully, and Fasha, her childhood best friend and self-proclaimed rival.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Fasha easily wins her first tournament round with an instant KO almost as soon as the match started.
  • David vs. Goliath: Gine's tournament match with Aikon in the spin-off. Aikon physically towers over Gine, is far stronger than her, and is able to shrug off her attacks. The only advantage she has in this fight is her speed and she spends most of the battle on the defensive.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Both of Gine's parents died when she was a little girl during a mission off-world. While not much is known about them, it can be implied from Gine's saddened face, as she recounts her backstory to Oniott, that she loved both of them dearly.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Near the end of the spin-off, King Vegeta proclaims Gine to be the winner of her competition with Fasha to gain a spot on Bardock's squad, only for Gine to voluntarily give up her spot on the team to Fasha. Angered at Gine for immediately contradicting his decree, King Vegeta responds by banning Gine from ever becoming a warrior and permanently reassigning her to kitchen duty.
  • Doomed by Canon: The spin-off ends with Gine and Bardock living Happily Married on Planet Vegeta with their son Raditz, while Gine is already pregnant with another son who she will name Kakarot. Of course, this being the prequel to the main series (which begins with Gine being separated from her sons and witnessing Frieza destroy Bardock and her homeworld), we all know that this blissful life isn't going to last.
  • Double Knockout: The tournament match between Gine and Fasha ends with both women knocking each other out at the same time with each other's ki blasts, resulting in a tie.
  • Final Solution: Gine and Fasha's first mission with Bardock's team has them sent to exterminate the natives of an alien planet so Frieza can mine the planet's valuable minerals. Upon arriving at their destination, Bardock's team splits up with each Saiyan heading off alone to one of the planet's six cities under orders to kill everyone they encounter. Most of the planet's natives are wiped out with the exception of a single city that was able to escape thanks to Gine helping them evacuate after deciding that she can't find it in herself to kill innocent people.
  • Foregone Conclusion:
    • The final tournament round between Gine and Fasha is this since the reader knows that both will canonically end up on Bardock's team regardless of whoever wins, but that Gine will eventually leave the team.
    • The webcomic teases a Love Triangle between Gine, Fasha, and Bardock; but the reader also already knows by this point that Gine will end up marrying Bardock no matter how this plays out.
  • Fragile Speedster: Gine is one by the standards of her people. Bardock identifies Gine's speed as being her greatest strength and she's able to move so fast that the average Saiyan can only perceive her Flash Steps. At the same time, she can't dish out a lot of damage and struggles to recover from taking more than a few hits. Also, because of her weak attacks, Gine often has to strike her opponent in the same spot multiple times before she can inflict any meaningful damage. This can even be seen in her fighting style, which consists of Hit-and-Run Tactics that rely on Gine being able to outspeed her opponent.
  • Friends Turned Romantic Rivals: Gine and Fasha were once Childhood Friends; they had a sisterly relationship and often sparred together as children. As adults, they've drifted apart and become romantic rivals for Bardock's affection.
  • Friendship-Straining Competition: Having already drifted apart over the years, Gine's relationship with her former childhood friend Fasha becomes further strained as both find themselves competing against each other for the same spot on Bardock's team.
  • Furry Reminder: In page 80 of the spin-off, Gine wags her monkey tail like a dog while showing her relief at seeing Bardock regain his consciousness after the two of them were knocked out and fell into a large chasm during their battle with Callion.
  • Gang of Bullies: As a small child, Aikon is shown leading a gang of bullies including himself and two other unnamed Saiyan boys with thuggish hairstyles.
  • Genre Savvy: Bardock is all too aware of Frieza and King Vegeta's tendencies to Shoot the Dangerous Minion. During the fight against Callion, Bardock personally witnessed Gine briefly enter a pseudo-Super Saiyan form from a Traumatic Superpower Awakening that enabled her to overpower Callion using strength he had never seen her show off before. After Callion is finally killed and Bardock's team returns to Planet Vegeta, a Properly Paranoid Bardock decides to withhold the information about Gine's brief Super Mode from King Vegeta out of fear the king will see Gine as a potential threat and try to eliminate her.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: Bardock, Fasha, and Aikon are all depicted as having the exact same hairstyles as adults that they had as small kids.
  • Heel Realization: Gine initially saw no problem with the Saiyans' genocidal ways and even casually agreed to a Body-Count Competition with Fasha during her first off-planet mission to depopulate an innocent world for its resources. However, when it finally came time for Gine to wipe out an alien city, she encounters a terrified family of civilians who ask if she's here to save them. This causes Gine to emphasize with the natives and a part of her seems to realize that she's the bad guy here. Instead of killing the city's inhabitants, she helps them evacuate their planet and lies to her Saiyan squadmates about killing them all.
  • A Hero Is Born: The spin-off opens with a newborn Gine being looked over by Frieza's doctors who decide to allow her to stay on Planet Vegeta rather than send her off-planet with the other low-powered infants.
  • Hit-and-Run Tactics: This is the strategy that Gine uses during her tournament round with Aikon. Taking advantage of her superior speed, she spends most of the battle dodging Aikon's attacks while waiting for him to slip up. Then she uses a burst of speed to get close, hit a weak spot on the body, and move away before he can counterattack.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While Bardock does behave rather coldly towards Gine when they reunite after spending so many years apart, Gine admits that he's right when he said that she should be focusing more on her upcoming tournament match and find out who her opponent is.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: At the end of the spin-off, Bardock never tells Gine the truth about her Super Mode that she briefly entered while fighting Callion (which Gine has no memories of). This is done to keep Gine safe because if she were to ever reenter her pseudo-Super Saiyan form and King Vegeta found out, he would almost certainly try to execute Gine due to viewing her as being too powerful.
  • Lonely Funeral: During the Time-Compression Montage near the end of the spin-off, Oniott dies from an unnamed illness and a funeral is held for him on Planet Vegeta. Despite being a renowned general in the Saiyan Army with a long and impressive service record, the only Saiyans who attend his funeral are Gine, Bardock's team (who probably only bothered to show up because Gine asked them to), and a few no-name guards. However, according to Gine, this is seemingly normal for Saiyan culture.
  • Moving the Goalposts: As a little girl, Gine dreamed of becoming a strong fighter and asked a local Gang of Bullies whether she could train with them. Their leader, Aikon, told her that she could join them if she managed to hit him in a fight. When she does just that, an embarrassed Aikon gives several flimsy excuses for why it didn't count before changing the conditions so that she has to fight his entire gang at once.
  • Mythology Gag: When Gine has her Traumatic Superpower Awakening from seeing Bardock in peril during their fight against Callion in the crystal caverns, she briefly transforms into her False Super Saiyan form, initially introduced in the Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug movie.
  • Origins Issue: For Gine. It shows her past on Planet Vegeta prior to it's destruction as well as how she ultimately came to become a member of Bardock's squad.
  • Parental Substitute: Oniott became a father figure for Gine after he took her in following her parents' death.
  • Power-Strain Blackout: After entering her "False Super Saiyan" form for the first time and using it to temporarily knock out Callion in a single punch, Gine immediately collapses and briefly loses her consciousness. When she is awoken by Bardock seconds later, she has no memory of her actions while in her Super Mode and assumes Bardock was the one who bested Callion.
  • Prehensile Tail: During their tournament match, Gine gets pinned down by Fasha and frees herself by using her tail to grab Fasha's leg and pull her off balance.
  • Prequel: Although the spin-off was released after the first two arcs of the main series, it takes place before Planet Vegeta's destruction and shows how Gine came to join Bardock's squad.
  • Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up: When Gine signs up for a fighting tournament being held to determine which Saiyan gets to join Bardock's team, she is surprised to learn that her first opponent is none other than her childhood bully Aikon, who is eager for the chance to beat her up again.
  • Secret-Keeper: Bardock becomes the only other Saiyan aside from Oniott to know that Gine lied about wiping out the inhabitants of a city on a planet the Saiyans were invading, and instead secretly helped the city's denizens escape their doomed planet.
  • Sequel Hook: There's a scene in Page 112 following Callion's defeat and Bardock's team leaving the arctic planet where Callion's corpse is approached by an enigmatic scientist (the same who transformed Callion, or rather this clone of him, into a cyborg) who expresses an interest in making Gine his next test subject, followed by an author's note guaranteeing that the scientist will return in a future saga.
  • Sexy Discretion Shot: Page 125 uses one following a Slap-Slap-Kiss moment between Bardock and Gine that leads to the two having a Suggestive Collision where a flustered Bardock has an equally flustered Gine pinned to the ground as the two lovingly stare into each other's eyes, then lean their faces close together. The next panel cuts to the outside of Gine's home as the lights are turned off. This is followed by a Time Skip showing the two Happily Married with a son named Raditz, while Gine is already pregnant with another son (Goku).
  • Tagline:
    • "Who shall claim victory?"
    • "You may already know how it ends... But. You do not know how that came to be."
  • This Means War!: Said verbatim by Gine when Fasha turns their sisterly rivalry personal by flirting with Bardock right in front of her.
  • Time Skip:
    • The spin-off opens with Gine's birth on Planet Vegeta before then cutting to six years later as part of A Minor Kidroduction.
    • After a six-year-old Gine bids farewell to Bardock as he is sent away from Planet Vegeta on his mission, the webcomic cuts to several years later where Gine as a young adult is preparing to enter a tournament being held to decide who will join Bardock's squad.
    • The spin-off ends with a jump to several years after the main plot's conclusion where Gine is pregnant with Goku, and is Happily Married to Bardock as they raise Raditz together on Planet Vegeta.
  • Tournament Arc: The first thirty or so pages of the spin-off following the A Minor Kidroduction centers around a tournament being held on Planet Vegeta to determine which warrior is worthy to join the Saiyan combat teams. Gine participates in hopes of being able to join Bardock's squad should she win.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Oniott still keeps his deceased daughter's Saiyan armor in his home. He tells Gine that since he knows he will die soon from his unnamed illness, he wants her to have the armor, though Gine initially declines since the armor isn't combat worthy. After giving up her spot on Team Bardock to Fasha and being forbidden from being a warrior by decree from a spiteful King Vegeta, Gine takes to wearing the armor of Oniott's deceased daughter while doing her kitchen work in the meat distribution center.
  • Traumatic Superpower Awakening: Gine briefly enters a Super Mode referred to by the author as "False Super Saiyan" out of grief and rage when Callion has seemingly killed Bardock.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: The first time we are introduced to Raditz is as a small child at the end of the spin-off where he is eagerly asking his father Bardock "What race of weaklings are we going to conquer this time?" This gets him scolded by Gine, who doesn't approve of his Fantastic Racism.
  • Use Your Head: While fighting a Gang of Bullies, a six-year-old Gine uses a headbutt to take their leader Aikon by surprise. Years later, an adult Gine uses the same attack to knock out Aikon in a tournament match.
  • Waif-Fu: Downplayed. While the slender and petite Gine does manage to defeat the large and hulking Aikon in a one-on-one brawl, it was only by the skin of her teeth that Gine won and she was clearly at a disadvantage for the majority of their fight.
  • We Can Rule Together: Impressed by the power Gine showed when she briefly transformed into her "False Super Saiyan" form, Callion offers to make her his queen and turn her into a cyborg like himself. Gine is disgusted by his entire proposal and rejects him in no uncertain terms.
  • Wham Line: Page 112 has one from the mysterious scientist upon recovering Callion's corpse following his battle with Gine and Bardock.
    Scientist: This experiment yielded more results than I initially planned. The only downside is that this 'clone' failed to meet my experiments' expectations.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Gine is competing with Fasha to earn a spot on Bardock's team. King Vegeta decides to settle the matter by assigning the two women on a mission with Bardock's team, proclaiming that Bardock will pick whichever one performs the best. The mission is to eradicate the inhabitants of an alien planet so Frieza can mine its minerals. Gine initially appears very gung-ho about the mission and even agrees to a Body-Count Competition with Fasha. However, upon splitting off from the others and arriving at a city she's assigned to destroy, Gine encounters a terrified family, the sight of which paralyzes her with indecision as she struggles between her moral compass and her desire to join Bardock's team. Ultimately, she decides to do the right thing, warning the city's inhabitants about the Saiyan invasion and helping them evacuate their planet. Afterwards, she reunites with Bardock's team and lies to them that she succeeded in wiping out the city's inhabitants.
  • Xenafication: Canon Gine was a Non-Action Guy by Saiyan standards whose gentle nature made her a poor fighter who regularly needed to be saved by Bardock while on the battlefield. This webcomic instead depicts Gine as a competent and skilled fighter who utilizes her superior speed to bring down opponents that were bigger and stronger than her. Part of this is because this version of Gine had a retired Saiyan general as her mentor and Parental Substitute.
  • You Remind Me of X: Oniott admits to Gine that part of the reason he adopted her in was because she reminded him of his late daughter, being a "bit of a weirdo" but also having a good heart.