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The Legend of Mr. Satan (full name: Dragonball Comic: the Legend of Mr. Satan) is a Web Comic written and drawn on Deviantart by RastaSaiyaman. Its premise is inspired by Dragon Ball Multiverse's What If? stories.

To quote RastaSaiyaman: "But among the stories [in Dragon Ball Multiverse], I noticed that there was no "what if?" with Mr. Satan. And so I decided to create such a story myself. What if Mr. Satan trained under Muten Roshi and became a true Z-fighter?"

During the 23th Tenkaichi Budokai, Mark Satan is one of the many would be contestants. Determined to become a student in Chapa-O's school, his life will however take a new turn after seeing his idol effortlessly defeated by Goku. Mr. Satan then makes a decision that will change his life. He decides to talk to Goku, quickly befriending him. Goku introduces him to Muten Roshi and, after the tournament, Mr Satan starts his training in Kame House. The story continues from that point, showing how different from his canon counterpart this Mark Satan will become thanks to the influence of Roshi's training and his friendship with the Z-fighters. The comic is basically a retelling of the events of Dragon Ball Z from this changed Mr. Satan's point of view.


Here is the first page of Deviantart. For those who don't want to search each page on the site, this page has all of them in one place.

Only the tropes that diverge from the canon story are listed below.

The Legend of Mr. Satan provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Badass:
    • Mr. Satan, as he trained with Muten Roshi and then with Kami alongside the other Z-fighters, knows how to fly and use ki attacks. He later has his hidden potential unlocked by Grand Elder Moori.
    • As a consequence, Mr. Satan's students are also stronger than their canon counterparts, since he trains them to become Z-fighters.
    • Videl learns to fly and use her ki sooner than her canon counterpart, during the Androids saga, and has her hidden potential awoken by Grand Elder Moori. The Namekian notes that her hidden potential is even stronger than her father's.
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  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Goku meets Mr. Satan during the 23th Budokai Tenkaichi in this universe. Videl starts playing a role in the story during the Sayian Arc and becomes one of the main protagonists during the Androids saga.
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • Let's just say that meeting Goku and his friends far earlier in the story changed Mr. Satan for the better.
    • While it may have been because of Chuck Cunningham Syndrome, there was no clue in the main series that Raditz would even consider having a Heel–Face Turn like he does in the webcomic.
    • In this continuity, Spopovich bonded with Mr. Satan after their match and never made a deal with Babidi. He's in fact revealed to have been one of Mr. Satan's first students and ran his dojo after the latter's death.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: After permanently fusing with Ro-Kaioshin, Mr. Satan now has purple skin. It allows him to create a new identity, as bringing back to life a celebrity like Mr. Satan would create too much trouble on Earth and would minimize his sacrifice.
  • Arc Words: "With dreams of being a king, first one should be a man." These are the words that begin Mr. Satan's Character Development. They also conclude it, when he dies as a hero during the fight against Perfect Cell.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Mr. Satan and Videl, secondary characters in Dragon Ball Z, are the main characters of this story.
    • Miguel, Mr. Satan's wife, is a Posthumous Character in the canon series. Here, while still a minor character, she appears on screen and her death has a big impact on her husband's and her daughter's lives. She's even eventually brought back to life at the end of the Cell saga.
  • Badass Adorable: In this story, Videl as a young teenager is a Little Miss Badass who already learned how to fly and use ki attacks.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Between Gohan and Videl just before Gohan goes to fight Perfect Cell. Also counts as their First Kiss.
  • Bookends: The webcomic both starts and ends with Chapa-O being curbstomped by a main character and their victory inspiring a young fighter of the new generation: the first time Mr. Satan, the second time Uub. The first and last panels also have the same organization.
  • Break Her Heart to Save Her: Non romantic father-daughter example. One of the reasons Mr. Satan didn't use the Dragon Balls at first to bring back his wife to life was because he realized that Videl's biggest motivation to train was her grief. It's also stated that it's because of her grief that she's able to unleash and control her dormant power. As he wanted her to be strong enough to survive in a world with super-powered villains, Mr. Satan didn't want to risk having her lose the source of her power.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Mr. Satan may be a Z-fighter and an Adaptational Badass, but it's a Foregone Conclusion that the fight between the Z-fighters and Nappa don't end well for the humans. Including him. Although he manages to survive.
    • Unfortunately, in spite of their training, Mr. Satan's Z-fighters are no match for Androids 19 and 20.
    • Mr. Satan's and his students' surprise attack on the Cell Jrs is a Crowning Moment of Awesome. Then the Cell Jrs start to fight back, and things go downhill from here...
  • Death Is Cheap: Zigzagged. Both Miguel and Mr. Satan are seemingly Killed Off for Real during the course of the story. And indeed, they remain dead during a long period of time and their deaths have a huge impact on their loved ones. However, both are eventually brought back at some point.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • Since Mr. Satan stays on Earth while the events of Namek are taking place, Freeza's role and impact in the webcomic is a lot smaller than in canon. Mr. Satan only meets him after he's already been reconstructed as Mecha Freeza... and only during the time needed for Trunks to finish the bad guy off.
    • The Majin Buu saga happens mostly offscreen, and most of the characters that were prominent in it (Goten and Trunks as children, the East Kaioshin, Babidi and Majin Buu himself) barely appear in the webcomic, with the exception of Ro-Kaioshin.
  • Dying Alone: Page 106 reveals that this was the fate of Future Chichi, in Future Trunks' timeline. The narration remains ambiguous on whether this was a natural death or a suicide.
  • First Kiss: Gohan and Videl share theirs before the start of Gohan's fight with Perfect Cell.
  • For Want of a Nail: Mr. Satan's Character Development is kickstarted by the fact that he bonded with Goku during the 23rd Budokai Tenkaichi.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Miguel's hairstyle. Videl starts to do her hair that way during the Androids saga, probably as an homage to her.
  • Happily Married: Mr. Satan and his wife are very much in love. He refers to their marriage and honeymoon as "something from a fairytale".
  • Heel–Face Turn: Outside of the characters who already have one in the canon series, Raditz had one during his time in the afterlife, as he confesses to Mr. Satan that he is proud of his brother's accomplishments. He even helps Mr. Satan find Bardock and Gine in the afterlife to organize a reunion between them and Goku. When Gohan brings him back to life, he remains adamant that he has changed and agrees to behave. He also seems happy to be able to rekindle his relationship with his brother.
  • Heroic Sacrifice:
    • Subverted with Android 16, who saves Videl from one of Cell's attacks at the cost of his body being destroyed. However, since his head is still intact, Bulma is able to build him another body.
    • After they fuse in order to bring Mr. Satan back to life while giving him a new identity and appearance, it's implied that Ro-Kaioshin allows his conscience to fade away in the new being's subconscious, to be sure that Mr. Satan's personality would be dominant in their permanent fusion.
  • Hidden Depths: Crossed with Not So Above It All. In this story, Mr. Satan is a serious, hard-working, wise and humble martial artist. It doesn't stop him from using rather silly-sounding and silly-looking attacks like "Satan miracle beautiful super bari bari punch", "Miracle bomber" or "Present for you". The latter is an energy wave, modelled like a present box. Here it is in all its glory.
  • Hope Bringer: Invoked by Mr. Satan and the Z-fighters. They use Mr. Satan's fame as a martial arts champion and as a hero who helped rescue the civilians in the town destroyed by 19 and 20 to bring hope to humanity during the Cell games. When the Cell games are about to begin, Mr. Satan stages his arrival for that purpose. Then, after his sacrifice during the battle against Perfect Cell, he becomes an even bigger symbol of hope for the humans. It's ultimately one of the reasons why he refuses to be wished back to life, as he figured that undoing his sacrifice could destroy the hope and unity his death gave to humanity.
  • Humble Hero: What Mr. Satan became, thanks to the influence of his friends and of Muten Roshi's training.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Mr. Satan tells one to King Kai in order to be allowed to be trained by him. It still manages to work.
    Mr. Satan: "The Z-fighters beams hit Cell at his feet, so he was defeeted!"
  • In Spite of a Nail: Most of the story follows the course of the canon story. The biggest changes are in Mr. Satan's life and personality. It's especially true for the Sayian saga and even more for the Namek saga (as Mr. Satan doesn't take part in the events of Planet Namek). Divergences start to appear during the Androids and the Cell sagas.
    • Android 16 doesn't give Gohan his motivational speech and isn't killed by Cell. However, Gohan's transformation into SSJ2 still happens. This time, it's prompted by Videl's scream of anguish after her father is killed by a Cell Jr.
    • Even though Mr. Satan is dead by the time he arrives, Majin Buu ends up being redeemed, just like in canon. However, this time, it's Android 16 who convinces him to do a Heel–Face Turn, although he still uses Mr. Satan as a role model for Buu.
  • Killed By The Adaptation: Mr. Satan dies during the fight with Perfect Cell and the Cell Jrs, shot In the Back by a Cell Jr while trying to bring Android 16's head to Gohan. Later, it's subverted, when he finds a way to be brought back to life.
  • Killed Off for Real: Miguel and later Mr. Satan himself are killed off during key moments of the story. Later subverted as both are eventually brought back to life, albeit at diffrerent moments. In Future Trunks' timeline, this is also the fate of Future Chi Chi.
  • Little Miss Badass: Videl as a young teenager knows how to fly and use ki attacks. She's also Mr. Satan's stronger student. Watch here.
  • The Lost Lenore: Mr. Satan's wife dies early in the story, shortly after the end of the Namek Saga. However, her death still has a significant impact on her husband's actions, for instance motivating him to train Videl. Subverted when she's brought back to life thanks to the wishes made after Cell's defeat.
  • Mood Whiplash: Sandwiched between two emotionally heavy scenes, namely Mr. Satan's death and the final showdown between Gohan and Super Perfect Cell, we have this rather funny picture of Mr. Satan imagining an angel chibi!Cell in the afterlife. Warning, spoilers.
  • Mouth of Sauron: Rare heroic example. Due to his fame, Mr. Satan becomes the spokesman of the Z-fighters during the Cell games.
  • Parents as People: Mr. Satan is for the most part a caring father to his daughter. However, he also chose to Break Her Heart to Save Her (see above). And he's ashamed of this action.
  • Puppy Love: Because their fathers are friends, Videl and Gohan meet a lot earlier in the story. They eventually start to form a romance during the course of the Cell Arc (during which they are young teenagers) and share their First Kiss just before Gohan's fight with Perfect Cell.
  • A Rare Sentence: Mr. Satan in page 75 starts one of his sentences by: "But as I exploded for the second time today".
  • Shipper on Deck: Both Goku and Mr. Satan approve the romance between Gohan and Videl.
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  • Small Role, Big Impact:
    • Chapa-O is present for a whopping total of one panel in the first page, plus two more pages at the very end, but it's his defeat that prompts Mr. Satan to talk to Goku, ultimately changing the course of his story.
    • Kami-sama is the person who first said the Arc Words that accompany Mr. Satan's Character Development. But other than that, his influence in the story is minimal.
    • Muten Roshi is Demoted to Extra, but it's his training that changes Mr. Satan for the better personality-wise.
    • Since the story follows Mr. Satan's POV, Vegeta too is Demoted to Extra. However, it's his comment to Videlnote  that if she was "born a Saiyan", she'd be "sent to conquer a planet by now" that kickstarts her desire to be trained.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Android 16's body is destroyed during the fight with Perfect Cell, but his head isn't crushed, although with the caveat that Mr. Satan dies instead. After Cell is defeated, Bulma builds him a new body.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Before adopting the Girlish Pigtails, Videl tied her hair into a ponytail.
  • True Companions: As in canon, the Z-fighters. With the difference that Mr. Satan is part of the group here. He refers to them as the "Band of Brothers".
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: After permanently fusing with Ro-Kaioshin, Mr. Satan now has purple hair. It allows him to create a new identity, as bringing back to life a celebrity like Mr. Satan would create too much trouble on Earth and would minimize his sacrifice.

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