Son Gokū - Protector of Earth
|Alternate name(s)|| Kakarot (birth name)|
Dumbass (Vegeta and Cooler)
Stupid Inbred Monkey (Freeza)
|Debut||The Return of Raditz! ... Wait...|
|Occupation||Fighter/Protector of the Earth and Universe|
"I am the hope of the omniverse! I am the light bulb in the darkness! I am the bacon in the fridge for all the living things that cry out in hunger! I am the Alpha and the Amiga! I am the terror that flaps in the night! I am Son Gokū! and I am a Super-- (gets blasted in the face by Freeza) ...Saiyan."
Goku (孫 悟空, Son Gokū), born Kakarot (カカロット, Kakarotto), is the protagonist of the Dragon Ball metaseries created by Akira Toriyama. He is the husband of Chi-Chi, father of two sons, Gohan and Goten, the grandfather of Pan, and later great-great-great-great grandfather of Goku Jr. Goku is a defender of Earth and informally leads the Z Fighters. Throughout his life, he trains hard and strives to be the greatest fighter possible, while at the same time using his amazing strength and skills to uphold peace. These qualities make him the perfect example of a hero, though not necessarily the perfect role model, due to his lack of education.
In the anime Edit
Goku is the main character in the entire Dragon Ball series. With spiky black hair and his trademark orange/red/golden and blue clothes, Goku is known for his cheerful, energetic personality and his love of competition (specifically sport fighting and eating). He has remarkable intuition at seeing the good in others in spite of their actions, though his capacity for forgiving his enemies has occasionally been criticized as excessive; Goku, for the most part, only fights to win, and spares his enemies after defeating them only for them to attack him when his back is turned. His staggering power is simultaneously reined in and enhanced by his fierce loyalty and morality. He has a simple, practical view of the world and is somewhat naive to the world around him. Because of this, many characters incorrectly assume him to be somewhat stupid, although once he has a basic understanding of things, he learns very quickly. His most remarkable ability is his will to succeed, pushing himself beyond his limitations, and never giving up even when the odds are stacked against him.
In DBZ AbridgedEdit
Goku is a complete idiot making the original Goku a complete genius by comparison (law of opposites). However, when desperate to avoid challenges that would result in humiliation and indignity, Goku is still a competent and powerful fighter despite having the intelligence of a severely naive child, proven when he was able to beat Vegeta to a pulp (but not without help from Krillin and Gohan)When he becomes a Super Saiyan, he was initially believed to be much more serious and intelligent as shown as he thought rationally by telling Gohan to leave Namek with Piccolo and Bulma from his battle with Freeza. However, it is shown that his intelligence has only increased a bit. He decides to distract Freeza (in an extremely stupid way) by alerting him that the dragon was back. Also unlike the original series, he plays no part in King Kai's (and Dende's) plan to restore the Namekian Dragon Balls and then have Porunga transport everyone save for Goku and Freeza to Earth, telling Freeza he had no idea what happened to them or where they had gone to. Soon after, Freeza had been cut in half by his own attack. Goku cracks a few jokes relating to cut as Freeza was now split in half. Before Goku leaves, Freeza begs for some energy and Goku accepts. After an emotional monologue with Freeza after Goku had flew off, he changes his mind about changing and attacks Goku with the energy he'd been supplied. Goku then complains about Freeza wasting his energy for such an attack, quoting, "Aw, dang it, Freezer, now I have to give you more!" and fires a ki blast at Freeza, killing him. Goku however was unaware that Freeza had survived, instead thinking he just took off with the extra energy he gave him. He flies to Freeza's ship and frantically searches until he finds the muffin button. He then proceeds to create gratuitous amounts of muffins. When trying to be brought to Earth after Namek's destruction via wishing, he declines. Due to his stupidity, Goku sometimes does more harm than good.
Goku was found in a Saiyan pod by Grandpa Gohan, who initially planned to name him "Clark" before settling on "Goku". While the infant Goku expressed happiness with the name, Grandpa Gohan accidentally dropped him, causing Goku to hit his head and suffer an injury. According to Krillin, Goku was found in the woods by his friends. When Goku was a child, he climbed to the top of Korin's Tower and thus arrived on Kami's Lookout. He was happy in his achievement as it meant he could begin training again before he encountered Mr. Popo. Mr. Popo threw him into the Hyperbolic Time Chamber sometime after their first meeting and Goku nearly died. Goku married Chi-Chi and during her pregnancy with their child Gohan thought she was hiding cinnabuns in her shirt. He developed a fear of her during the early part of their relationship.
Early Age 762 Edit
- Main article: History of Goku (Early Age 762)
With his battle with Vegeta behind him, Goku recovered in a hospital with Gohan and Krillin. They were visited by most of their family and friends when Master Roshi asked Goku about his recovery and its progress, leading him to explain that he had acquired crushed ribs and brain damage as he repeated the phrase "and the brain damage" until greeting and questioning Master Roshi on when he had arrived. The doctor informed him that he had another visit, which confused Goku as he had believed all of his friends were there until Mr. Popo revealed himself, causing Goku to recall their first encounter with each other and scream out hysterically. Goku was sedated, though managed to still vote for Bulma to go with Mr. Popo to see a ship that would take the others to Namek ahead of him, as he had the worse injuries.
While recovering in the hospital, Goku learned from Master Roshi that Vegeta had arrived on Namek and there was someone there that was even stronger. The two spoke in hip hop terms as Goku lamented that he could not "do anything" until he had fully-recovered. This was followed by Yajirobe arriving with the Senzu Beans, which he explained as restoring stamina and healing wounds, but did not succeed in catching Goku's attention until Master Roshi told him to take the Senzu Bean. After consuming one and being instantly healed, he changed clothes and announced that he was heading to Bulma's home. When asked by Master Roshi why he had chosen to go to her home, he explained that he needed a ship and her father Dr. Briefs was a scientist. After being wished good luck by his former mentor, Goku then jumped out the window to get on Nimbus, but the late arriving cloud came only after he had suffered a fall.
Arriving at the Briefs residence, he spoke to Mrs. Briefs, who asked him to refer to her as "MILF" since everyone else did. They then made their way to the ship that Dr. Briefs had been working on, who was inside and began speaking with Goku after his wife departed to return to the kitchen. Goku quickly deduced that Dr. Briefs had begun working on the ship while he was recovering due to the fear that Krillin would mess things up and when learning it was almost complete, said it was "just the best day ever." Goku was impressed with the ship and asked Dr. Briefs where the button was that "made blueberry muffins". Dr. Briefs said he never considered that, leading Goku to allude to it being very handy before Dr. Briefs left him with a warning not to touch the "START" button. Goku clicked it unintentionally and was sent into space along with the ship.
After blasting off for Namek, Goku quickly acquired a muffin, which he revealed he had gotten from a "muffin button" that Dr. Briefs did not recall installing. Through Dr. Briefs, Goku learned that the ship had settings to turn up the gravity, which he deemed was a way for him to get stronger. While Dr. Briefs tried to warn him that his bones could be crushed, Goku became bored and hanged up on him to begin training. Goku had a difficult choice picking some music to listen to, but eventually settled on a song (cooking by the book from lazy town).
Goku was contacted by King Kai amidst his training and shortly after he consumed one of the last Senzu Beans he had with him. King Kai warned him of an individual who had much more power than Vegeta, which made Goku become excited, not helped by King Kai mentioning that he had killed many. Goku was asked to promisel by King Kai, that he would not fight him. Goku started to promise, before he "hung up" on King Kai. Goku continued his training and from space heard the scream of Vegeta after the latter realized that Gohan had stolen a Dragon Ball from his set of seven, which would have allowed him to become immortal.
Dominating the Ginyu Force Edit
After arriving on Namek, Goku looked around and admired that the planet was "serene" while Krillin called out in pain for him to come help as he, Gohan and Vegeta were being killed by the Ginyu Force. Goku mistook him for a duck but thought it would not make sense for one to be on the planet and he then realized that it was Krillin after the latter actually made a duck noise. On the battlefield, he discovered his son Gohan had been critically injured and tried to call out for him continuously, getting no response from the comatose child. He theorized that Gohan would wake up if he shook him some more but chose to give him a Senzu Bean instead after Krillin instructed him to.
Giving his son the Senzu Bean, he attracted the attention of Recoome, who was angry that he had interrupted his match. Goku dismissed him by stating that he was trying to talk to his son, after which Recoome swore he would kill him and Gohan regained consciousness from eating the Senzu Bean. After his son expressed relief that he was here and told him that he loved him, Goku confirmed he was there, neglecting to tell his son that he loved him. He walked over to Krillin and asked of his condition. Recoome then tried speaking to Goku, but the latter dismissed him again by saying he was trying to talk to his friends and asked Vegeta if they were. Despite Vegeta's response of "Fuck off", Goku was convinced that they were and threw a Senzu Bean to him.
After Vegeta caught the Senzu Bean, Goku warned him to chew it or risk growing a bean stock in his belly. Though Krillin tried to give him a recap of what had happened on the planet prior to his arrival, Goku read his mind by holding his forehead with the palm of his hand. He briefly saw Freeza and laughed at the androgynous alien being male. Goku explained to the questioning Krillin that he had read his mind using the muffin button and joined with him in expressing confusion. Recoome then began to charge up to prepare for an all-out fight with Goku, but the latter only took one hit to knock him out, promising that he would fight the unconscious Ginyu Force member in a minute.
Goku was easily able to resist the Seizure Procedure by Jeice and Burter, afterwards punching the former several times in his face with such ease that he questioned if Jeice was going to dodge any of them. Goku then was able to withstand a flurry of punches from the duo, knocking them away with the air brought about by the movements of his hand. While Jeice and Burter spoke to each other, Goku questioned whether or not there was a Denny's on the planet and as the two were making plans to hang out together following an emotional connection, Goku knocked out Burter and questioned Jeice as to whether not there was a Denny's there.
Jeice yelled out Burter's name, which made Goku recall butter, something he thought would "go great" on his Grand Slam. After Jeice fled, Goku questioned where the fighters were and expressed his wishes to "deck that Freezer guy." Vegeta was disappointed in Goku being what he thought was a "Super Saiyan", which Goku did not hear and asked him what he had said before Vegeta dismissed it. Goku explained to Krillin that his strength had been acquired by training at 100x normal gravity. With Krillin's comment that it was no wonder he had defeated them so easily based on his training, Goku dismissed that they were dead, also expressing that he would not finish them off since he did not believe they were a threat. Vegeta proceeded to kill Recoome and Burter, Goku scolding him afterward.
Vegeta then began slamming down on Burter while he laid deceased, creating what he called a song and leading Krillin to become involved in trying to figure out what it was from. Goku also became involved and discredited Gohan when the latter correctly claimed that rabies came from contraction via a bite by an animal with a disease, although Goku argued that this was not the case since animals did not eat people.
While having banter with Gohan and Krillin, Goku noted that someone was missing among their group. Jeice returned with Captain Ginyu, after which Goku punched him in the face. Goku instructed Krillin and Gohan to go off while he and Vegeta fought the pair, though Vegeta left as well under the excuse that he had to use the bathroom, leading Goku to note that he had a small bladder.
In another body Edit
During the fight against Ginyu, the latter punched himself in the stomach, creating a hole in his chest. Goku was confused by his self-inflicted wound, saying he was "supposed to be" doing that to him, though Ginyu claimed that he was and quickly used his Body Change ability, which successfully put him in Goku's body while Goku ended up in his dying one.
Reacting to the body swap, Goku questioned what happened and observed himself to be "purple and horny", concluding that Chi-Chi was going to dislike his new appearance. After realizing that he had indeed swapped bodies with Ginyu, Goku called on him to give him his body back, only for Ginyu to fly away with Jeice in his body, followed by Goku lamenting that he was "a jerk now."
Despite being severely wounded, Goku arrived at Freeza's ship, where Gohan and Krillin had encountered Ginyu and Jeice. Goku addressed his friends and Ginyu, erroneously calling him "Goku", and compared the hole in his chest to the one he had sustained from his fight against Raditz. He theorized that it would only feel better after being given "a million mommy kisses" as Ginyu in his body engaged Gohan, who took out his frustrations with his father on the villain in his father's body. Goku was not sure of where his aggression came from and asked Jeice if he had to listen to him since he was in Ginyu's body as well as revealing Vegeta to him.
As Ginyu began failing to be able to best Gohan and was wondering why when he had been outclassed by Goku during their fight, Goku reasoned that this was due to him not knowing how to use his moves and refused to teach him how to use the Kaio-ken. As Ginyu was laying on the ground after being attacked by Vegeta, the latter had to explain that Goku's Saiyan name was "Kakarot" while his Earth name was "Goku", the confused Goku asked if that made him "Ginyu". Vegeta then charged at Ginyu and the latter prepared to swap bodies with him, but Goku prevented it as he jumped in-between them since he wanted to protect "Goku" from Vegeta, regaining his body in the process.
Goku was happy to be in his body again and when asked by Krillin what his favorite food was, he asked "Favorite?" in return, confirming his authenticity. Ginyu tried swapping bodies with Vegeta again, which was prevented a second time by Goku, who unintentionally threw a frog in-between them since he disliked it being next to him, resulting in Ginyu and the frog switching bodies. After this, Goku unsuccessfully tried to persuade Vegeta not to kill Ginyu by citing the fact that he could not hurt anyone anymore. With Vegeta relenting, Goku stated that he really could be a nice guy, though was disappointed when he crushed him with his foot.
After the fight, Goku was put in an outdated healing tank. Goku laughed while in the tank and at the same time expressed pain.
During the healing, Goku was contacted by King Kai, who asked about what had happened. Goku recalled his fights with the Ginyu Force, calling Ginyu a "horny guy" and in hearing George Takei, questioned who he was and learned his identity from King Kai. King Kai asked him if he was done, though Goku told him that he thought the machine would tell him when he was done and then continued to sing as King Kai called on him again, to which Goku expressed his belief that his friends were doing fine in their battle against Freeza.
Meeting Freeza Edit
Goku finished his healing and made his way towards the battlefield where his friends were fighting Freeza. He greeted Piccolo and Krillin and only made passing reference to his son. He introduced himself to Freeza as being "insane" and "from Earth", declaring that he was going to "deck" Freeza "in the schnozz!"; is the only character shown to tell Freeza a line he never heard before during a heroic speech, being that it was, "a new one." Goku instantly got on Freeza's bad side by mocking his appearance by pointing out the odd appearance of his head, lips and tails, Freeza then blasting at him, which Goku swatted away and then made criticism of his lack of ears which was followed by Freeza firing more shots at him that Goku swatted away. Goku summarized him as being "really kind of a jerk" following the attempts at harming him. After Freeza shot through Vegeta's armor when the latter began bragging that Goku had become a Super Saiyan, Goku expressed concern for him, revealing afterward his reason for not blocking the attack was because he thought Vegeta could handle it.
Spirit Bomb Edit
As the battle between the two carried on, Freeza continued having the upper hand on Goku, knocking him around and propelling his head to go into water. When Freeza tried asking Goku what he had "to say" for himself, Goku spit on his face, after which getting a beating from his opponent until getting knocked around again. Goku expressed that he could not lose and that it was a priority to defeat Freeza since he was evil and while the latter was struck by God, made gestures with his hands to initiate charging a Spirt Bomb. Goku thought the attack was his only chance to defeat Freeza and claimed to just be stretching when Freeza questioned the gesture, confirming he was doing so in the middle of a battle.
Goku started drawing power from different planets as Krillin blurted out that he was using the Spirit Bomb, which Freeza heard to an extent and asked Goku what "that fool was yammering on about", Goku claiming that he was talking about ghosts and explaining that they had everything to do with their fight before being attacked by Freeza for being "stupid" while arguing that he was being "rhetorical" and that Freeza was acting "transcendent." Goku, upon regaining his balance, tried to charge the attack further, but Freeza continued to kick him around as he mistook him for waiving his hands in the air "like" he just didn't care. After Freeza chose to terminate him, Goku mentioned they could always play a game of 20 questions, which lead Freeza to first ask if he was going to die.
Goku denied that he would, though braced himself as Freeza positioned his hand to shoot him, before Freeza saw the glare of and then the Spirit Bomb, realizing that Goku had planned to use it on him. He then tried to kill Goku before Piccolo intervened, after which Goku informed him that he would need both hands to charge the Spirit Bomb so Piccolo would have to fight Freeza by himself and expressed his belief that Piccolo could do it despite he himself being beaten around by Freeza in a smaller time frame than that.
After Piccolo went down, he called on Goku to throw the attack, though he stressed that he could not since it was not done charging. Following Freeza moved to destroy the entire planet, Goku finished charging it and launched it at the ascending Freeza, seemingly killing him and saving the planet. Goku was later recovered in the aftermath by Piccolo and the pair reunited with Gohan and Krillin, after which Goku joked that Freeza suffered a case of "freezer burn" and the four laughed together, thinking they had finally succeeded in vanquishing the villain until Freeza returned, which was followed by him shooting Piccolo into unconsciousness and then killing Krillin through impaling him in the chest.
Goku was devastated by Krillin's death, it being the only thing he spoke of when Freeza requested that he say something funny. In a fit of rage, he transformed into a Super Saiyan, after which he gazed at Freeza while instructing Gohan to take Piccolo and Bulma off of the planet. Though Gohan asked about him, expressing concern for his father, Goku stressed that Piccolo's death would make the entire trip pointless and asserted that his son begin getting away from him as the latter expressed that the plan was surprising well-thought out for Goku.
Freeza tried to attack Gohan as he fled with Piccolo, but was stopped by Goku, who grabbed his hand as he promised to break him "like a Kit-Kat bar." Goku then briefly attacked him before dodging several of Freeza's death beams. When asked by Freeza what had happened to make him become different, Goku answered that it was just as Vegeta had stated, calling himself "the hope of the omniverse! I am the lightbulb in the darkness! I am the bacon in the fridge for all the living things that cry out in hunger! I am the Alpha and the Omega! I am the terror that flaps in the night! I am Son Gokū, and I am a Super-" before being cut off by an attack from Freeza, though he quickly regained himself and finished by stating that he was a Super Saiyan.
Goku zoned out while Freeza launched an attack in an attempt to destroy Namek. After it failed, Goku asked if he missed and further stated that it appeared he could not go through with blowing them both up, Freeza revealing afterward that he could survive in space despite Goku calling it a "vaccum." Freeza theorized that he only had five minutes before the planet exploded, to which Goku reasoned that he would just have to defeat him in four. He was unconvinced initially that it was his problem that Freeza was not at full power, rejecting his bargains to give him pizza and mentioning that he had killed his best friend before Freeza offered pizza with stuffed crust.
Goku then stopped charing at him and reasoned to King Kai, who had been listening in on the fight, that letting Freeza power up and fight at full power before defeating him would demoralize him. Goku argued to King Kai that this particular type of pizza could be eaten in reverse. Goku then received a punch from the stomach by the fully-charged Freeza and then several blows. Goku asked in the middle of their fight if he could get a meat lover's before being cut off by another strike from Freeza.
The final battle Edit
Goku became bored as the fight waged on and told this to Freeza, powering down from his newly-achieved form but warning Freeza that he would have to kill him if he encountered his tyranny again. While trying to fly away, Freeza attacked him, Goku quickly realizing the move was no "pizza" and being driven to return to his Super Saiyan form. Freeza tried to attack him with the Kienzan, though was not able to hit him as a result of not being able to control the attack. Goku was oblivious to his intentions and asked if he was trying to swat a bee, stressing that he did not like them. When Freeza finally managed to make the move come towards him, Goku quickly dodged it and was able to continue doing this until the move came towards Freeza who he tried to warn of his own attack moving towards him until it was too late and Freeza was sliced in half.
Staying around him after he was sliced, Goku made puns on the subject such as that he was a "cut above the rest", he did not "make the cut" and cutting him "some slack" before Freeza requested that he stop, which he agreed to do as he began leaving until Freeza requested some energy to leave the planet as well. Goku complied and gave him some, instructing him to be responsible with the energy and not use it to hurt anyone or drugs. When Freeza questioned him, Goku informed him that he was going home as he had a long trip and would have requested one of his legs to take to eat but he assumed that Freeza was hungry as well. Freeza momentarily considered changing his ways, though opted against it as he fired a blast that Goku was able to intercept as he expressed his frustration with having to give Freeza more in energy in the form of a counterattack, one which was able to seemingly destroy him.
Return and warning Edit
Goku returned to Earth nearly two years after the battle on Namek, though was late in that he had come after Freeza and his father King Cold landed. Fortunately for him and the planet, Future Trunks defeated the pair ahead of his arrival and pointed the Z-Fighters in the direction of where he would crash land. After his pod landed and he saw most of his friends outside, Goku warned them that they did not have anytime and that Freeza was on the planet, becoming confused by everyone's cheering, the result of seeing him again and the threat being averted.
After his panic calmed and he noticed all of his friends were still alive, Goku expressed surprise, swearing that he thought Freeza would "Yamcha" at least one or two of them before greeting Yamcha himself and asking who was responsible for defeating Freeza. He learned from Bulma that Trunks had been behind his death, though he was unacquainted with the young man and did not want to say this, which lead him to stand and think of what his name was while pretending to know him before Trunks revealed the two had never met, relieving Goku who agreed to speak with him in private after Trunks made the request. Goku asked the others to give him one minute and though Gohan stressed it had been almost two years, he stressed the importance of talking "to this purple stranger", referring to Trunks and cut his son off as the two gained some distance from the others.
Though Trunks got his name wrong by calling him "Sun Wukong", Goku stated that he had correctly called him by his name "Son Gokū" and learned the young man's name was Trunks, revealing to him after he asked how Freeza survived that he was responsible for letting him go, Goku concluding that he probably made a "bad call" in doing this. After Trunks stated that if he had not showed up then everyone would have been killed, Goku theorized that Shenron would not "be happy about that one" and confirmed to Trunks that he was Super Saiyan during his fight against Freeza. With the latter asking Goku to show him, he contemplated it with doubt since he barely knew Trunks but agreed to and transformed for him.
Goku said the transformation still sort of tickled as Trunks revealed his ability to transform, though Goku was most shocked by his hair turning "yellow" and was further in amazement by his own being that color once Trunks pointed that out to him. Goku was impressed by his transforming, being reminded of Krillin's death propelling him to transform for the first time. He then asked Trunks if anything had happened to Krillin while he was gone, afterward blocking the attacks of Trunks' sword with ease when the latter tried testing him before continuing to ask about Krillin's condition. Trunks was impressed with him and wanted to divulge his secrets. Goku admitted that he was horrible at keeping secrets, but promised to keep his and swore on the life of Krillin before Trunks reacted and then Bulma's, with Trunks questioning that he was promising on his mother's life, revealing their relation to Goku as he screamed out that she was his mother.
Goku then correctly guessed that Vegeta was his father and with Trunks' quietness, planned to go over to the two and congratulate them on their son prior to Trunks revealing that he was from the future, with Goku asking if he was "for realzies?" Trunks confirmed and stated that the robots would be created by a scientist from the defunct Red Ribbon Army, Goku calling them androids despite Trunks telling him the technical term was cyborgs. Goku did not understand how serious the androids were, even with Trunks saying they dwarfed Freeza with their power.
Trunks explained that the androids killed all of the Z-Fighters apart from Bulma, Gohan, the already-deceased Yamcha and himself, leading Goku to question him as to what had happened to Yamcha and in learning that he committed suicide after learning that she was pregnant with Vegeta's child, stated that his death was "dark" before asking about what happened to him. Goku discovered he had also died before the battle thanks to having too much cholesterol and was angered to the point of telling the young man to take that back before Trunks stated that medicine had been created to treat his condition, after which Goku asked if it was grape-flavored which he revealed he did not like and then was happy when Trunks claimed it was bacon-flavored.
Goku bid Trunks farewell as he left, revealing he thought the young man was female and then worked to get his story straight to the others. After being asked by Krillin what their talk was all about, he told him and the others, "You guys, ANDROIDS!" Goku then struggled to remember details of the description given to him by Trunks but was helped by Piccolo, who had heard everything. Goku requested that he not tell everyone and he promised not to, leading Goku to feel content. As Vegeta started talking, Goku noted his pink shirt and complimented it as being a good color on him.
Goku revealed to everyone that he could teleport by using his Instant Transmission technique and teleporting to Master Roshi at Kame House, where he took the latter's glasses, and returned to the site of his crash landing, wearing them. Goku confirmed his speed when Yamcha noted that Master Roshi was on the other side of the world and he expressed that he just had to imagine where he wanted to go and he would be there as he explained his abilities, revealing to the others that he learned it out in space. When asked by Krillin how he survived, Goku would have just replied, "Muffin button" and explained how he survived with the help of the button and the people on the planet Yardrat.
Yamcha questioned him on why he did not teleport to Earth since he knew Freeza was coming and Goku rationalized it as him wanting to give them a shot, making no promises to Piccolo that he would do it again. With Vegeta's claims that he was a Super Saiyan, Goku believed him instantly and asked him to show him, though the latter left after this and denying Bulma's idea of wanting to fight the androids as opposed to locating the person making them by using the Dragon Balls to summon Shenron and have him reveal the person's location. Goku agreed with him and wanted to fight the androids since he had not had a good fight since Freeza.
Gohan asked him if the first thing they were going to do after being away from each other for nearly two years was train and he told his son that he was excited as well. Goku stopped Yamcha as he began to leave with Bulma to tell him that he was his friend. Goku asked Piccolo if he wanted to drive cars and later went for a drive. Goku approached Chi-Chi over having Gohan help him in fighting the androids and she denied him, though he corrected her in stating that the first thing he asked about was dinner and was disappointed to learn she was rejecting both, trying to appeal to her to be a pal before accidentally knocking her into a tree with his massive strength.
Over the next three years, Goku trained with Piccolo and Gohan, sometimes Goku and Piccolo attacking Gohan at the same time. Once he fell down, Goku told Piccolo that his son needed to learn how to dodge and explained to Piccolo that he had managed to convince Chi-Chi to let him train Gohan by claiming to her that they were going on a trip to the "Ozars" before begging him not to tell her that they were there. Once Piccolo revealed his compliance, the two came to a mutual understanding.
Arrival of androids Edit
Goku accidentally let it slip to Chi-Chi on the day of the androids' arrival that they were going to fight them, not realizing that he was speaking to her as she questioned what he meant before flying off with Gohan and Piccolo. The pair came across Krillin on their way to the island, the latter stating to Gohan that he had barely grown since the last time he saw him with Goku mentioning that he felt this same way anytime he saw Krillin. The four were called down by Yamcha and met Trunks, the infant son of Bulma who turned away from Goku once he said his name was a girl's name. They all correctly guessed that the father was Vegeta, Yajirobe arriving afterward and Goku questioning if he had come all that way to assist them in fighting the androids before discovering from Yajirobe that he had only come to bring the Senzu Beans.
Goku also heard the Yamcha song he was playing, "Cat Loves Food" and started singing it as Yajirobe was shot down by the androids, remarking that the group had never wished him back before and Piccolo then noted that the androids were there before the group watched them go into the city. Though everyone did not like Piccolo's suggestion to go into the city, Goku agreed with him and threw the Senzu Beans to Bulma since they might have weighed them down before into the city. Goku looked around after flying in the city and thought about where he would be if he was an android.
Fight against Android 19 Edit
Goku started off his fight with Android 19 by delivering punches to the android, who did not seem capable of doing anything apart from being hit by him. Goku then charged a Kamehameha wave at the android and planned to destroy him with it, though he absorbed the attack as he downloaded his newest software, which allowed for him to absorb it without problem. Goku noticed the wave's absorption, stating it "didn't seem to work" and started to fire another wave at Android 19 with what he claimed was "double strength" when Yamcha warned that the androids could absorb energy.
After Yamcha faced criticism for not telling the group earlier, Krillin joked that he needed the negative attention like a "hole in the chest", which received no aloud understanding from anyone from Goku, who screamed while fighting Android 19 that he understood him. Android 19 started to pummel Goku, who told his friends that he believed he was dying and asked Krillin for a Senzu Bean. After receiving it and digesting it, he fell the ground, claiming that it made his chest pains feel worse.
As he reported to Piccolo, his chest was hurting and it was hard to breath in addition to him feeling a numbness in his arm, which he questioned whether or not was normal. Goku confirmed to Gohan that he had taken the medicine before elaborating that he had started to, further explaining that he stopped due to its grape flavor before being kicked by Android 19 and reverting back to his base form. Goku called for Piccolo to tag in and then Gohan when the former was shot and seemingly neutralized prior to Android 19 sitting on his chest.
As Android 19 began absorbing his energy and Goku tried his hardest to resist by grabbing the android's arm with both of his, Vegeta arrived and knocked the android off of him, saving Goku from having his energy further depleted. Goku greeted the arriving Vegeta and explained that he was dying when asked what he was doing before asking for assistance, to which Vegeta kicked him over to Piccolo who caught him with his hand. Goku thanked Vegeta and was taken back to his home by Yamcha.
Krillin decided that it would be best for Goku to be transported to Kame House ahead of the androids arriving at his home.
Back in the game Edit
He woke up prior to the Androids arriving there, being seen outside Kame House by Chi-Chi, who immediately hugged him. Goku, in an attempt to prove he was back to normal, tossed her into the sky unintentionally while lifting her (which later culminated in her burning in space). After this, he spoke with Chi-Chi and Master Roshi briefly, though still managing to anger Chi-Chi when he spoke of his intentions to continue his training and bring Gohan alongside with him if she was worried about him. Chi-Chi had him to promise they would have another child, to which he did not confirm nor deny the possibility before using Instant Transmission to relocate to the plane carrying most of the Z Fighters.
Appearing for a few seconds after Krillin expressed his despair while questioning why the group did not have Goku, he informed them that he was taking Gohan with him and bid them farewell as he teleported away again. He reappeared with Gohan to meet with Trunks and Vegeta, the latter having sat around while his father stood in silence. Goku spoke with Vegeta and though the latter became infuriated by Goku mentioning hearing about his loss to Android 18, he changed tones when Goku brought up the Hyperbolic Time Chamber at Kami's Lookout. Goku, Gohan, Trunks and Vegeta all journeyed to the Lookout and were shown the chamber by Mr. Popo. After Vegeta made the choice for him and Trunks to go ahead of Goku upon hearing that the latter nearly died when in the chamber as a child, Goku wished Trunks to "have fun".
While he and Gohan waited for a day to pass to begin their training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Piccolo began fighting Android 17. Though Gohan wanted to assist him, Goku stressed they would have to wait for Vegeta and Trunks to finish so they could start and become stronger, continuously saying "Hyperbolic Time Chamber" incorrectly. This caused Mr. Popo to knock him off of the Lookout.
Goku and Gohan felt Piccolo's energy go out after Cell put him in a comatose state, Goku calling it "not good." Goku stopped his son from trying to arrive on the battlefield by holding him back, asserting that he was not strong enough to defeat Cell. Goku convinced Gohan that his intervention would not contribute to Cell's defeat by insisting that Piccolo, who he admitted was smarter than him, would not let Gohan go were he in his position. After his son was convinced, Goku mentioned that the Hyperbolic Time Chamber's door would open the moment Gohan left.
Saving Tien and Piccolo Edit
Goku then sensed Tien as he began stalling Cell with the use of his Shin Kikōhō. Gohan did as well and asked him if it was Tien, which Goku confirmed and agreed with Mr. Popo that he was probably going to die. With Tien losing his energy from using the attack repeatedly, Gohan called for Goku to assist him, but Goku made the claim that there was no way for him to get to the battlefield in time before remembering his Instant Transmission and teleporting there. Goku appeared before Cell and in front of Tien as he insisted to Cell that he was just going to be there to pick up his friend, which he theorized would only take a moment before sensing Piccolo and moving over to save him as well.
Goku told Cell that he would be ready to face him the following day and, in a cold tone, that Cell would die. Goku then returned to the lookout with the two, where they were given Senzu Beans and brought back to full health. After Piccolo stressed that he only had stalled him and that they had no one to face Cell and Vegeta and Trunks were said to be coming out by Mr. Popo which lead Gohan to retort "OR DO WE?!", Goku stated that they did not since the pair had not gone in yet. He greeted Trunks as he exited the chamber and complimented his hair, laughing at his remark that he had grown it himself. Goku then greeted Vegeta who claimed to have finally become stronger than him, which he called "Neat!"
Hyperbolic Time Chamber Edit
With Bulma arriving on Kami's Lookout, he and Gohan greeted her. Bulma questioned Vegeta on why his hair had not grown since he had been in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber and he explained that a full-blooded Saiyan's hair does not grow from the day they are born except for beards and mustaches, creating a dilemma for Goku who could not stop imagining Vegeta with a mustache and pictured him with one, laughing about it to himself before Bulma revealed she had made armor for the group to use in their fights against the androids.
Goku and Gohan changed into the armor, Goku mocking Vegeta after claiming that he was him and causing him to announce his intent to leave. Goku asked if he wanted him to teleport him there, but Vegeta declined on the grounds that he hated Goku and left. Future Trunks planned to follow behind him, being given Senzu Beans by Goku who figured that he would need them even though the two were powerful enough to defeat Semi-Perfect Cell. Goku spent the following thirty minutes eating, Mr. Popo approaching him and Gohan to ask if they were ready.
With Gohan reminding him that they had food inside and thereby he had wasted their time, Goku questioned what 30 minutes was and his responses frustrated Mr. Popo to the point where he chose to let the two go inside on their own merit. Once they entered and Gohan marveled, Goku thanked Gohan for deciding to tag along with him, though his son claimed that he had kidnapped him.
Goku disagreed, stating that he could not kidnap his own child, afterward Gohan expressing his intent to look up on whether that was true. Goku said that he could not since within the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, it was just them and the void, him yelling out the word and having it echo. With Gohan proclaiming that the pair would not be saying that word again, Goku did once more and afterward announced his intent to make his son a Super Saiyan, noting that it would be difficult to do so given that Krillin was not there to die but said the two would fight continuously until they got there. Gohan stated that he needed an adult, Goku claiming to be one only for his son to suggest otherwise.
Goku watched Gohan's unsuccessful attempt at becoming a Super Saiyan, stressing that he would have to do more than power up to become one and asked him if he remembered when he had first transformed into a Super Saiyan. Though Gohan confirmed that he did, Goku recalled his time on Namek and the deaths of Krillin, Vegeta and Piccolo by the hands of Freeza, events that Gohan tried to explain he was there for but could not due to Goku being fixated on telling the story. When he came to remembering that Freeza tried to kill Gohan as well, Goku remembered his son had been there, but questioned why he had not transformed as well. While taking a bath together, Gohan told Goku that he had enjoyed their time training together, sentiments repeated by Goku who expressed the importance of the pair training even while resting. Goku and Gohan splashed each other with their bathing water, an activity they both enjoyed until Goku started charging a Kamehameha wave, one that Gohan tried to convince him not to fire before he did so anyway.
Three months into their training, Gohan had still not become a Super Saiyan. Goku watched Gohan while he was sleeping during this time and the latter woke to him, Goku explaining that he wanted to be around when his son transformed, affirming that he had confidence in him despite several months having passed without the transformation occurring. Goku warned Gohan however that if he did not become a Super Saiyan, then the world was doomed, though he recanted this story when seeing Gohan's worried expression and claimed that he thought he could handle it before having his son to return to sleeping.
Dead Zone Edit
Goku was featured in Krillin's proposed film "Skygina". He was out getting a fish when Gohan was kidnapped, coming back to his home to learn from the severely-injured Chi-Chi of their son's abduction, though it took some time for her to get the point across as Goku kept getting distracted from acknowledging the similarly wounded Ox-King and to rambling on about breakfast.
The Tree of Might Edit
Lord Slug Edit
Cooler's Revenge Edit
Cooler 2: The Return of Cooler's Revenge - The Reckoning Edit
Super Android 13
Goku and his friends and family were at the mall when Androids 14 and 15 attacked. Goku and Gohan fend off 14 and 15 while luring them to an uninhabited area of the arctic, bringing Krillin (he didn't want to stay with Chi-Chi). Goku and several of the Z Fighters fight 14 and 15 while "awakening" Vegeta & Piccolo. After awakening Piccolo and Vegeta, the Z Fighters annihilate 14 & 15 when the Saiyan fighters go Super Saiyan. Goku knocks off #13's hat and then gets hit by his TH (Trucker Hat) Deadly Bomber. When 14 & 15 were destroyed, their computer chips are taken in by 13 to transform him into Super 13. Later, Super 13 punches him in the dick, causing Goten to disappear from existence, and Gohan losing all memory about Goten. Goku then ends Super 13 by punching him in the dick, disintegrating him.
- Kamehameha: A technique developed by Master Roshi and Goku's iconic attack. The Kamehameha wave fires an explosive blast of ki energy against his opponent. Goku can either fire as a single blast, or two sphere's that he can throw against his enemies for distractions. Technically first used during his fight against Raditz in a deleted scene, but properly first scene in his fight against Vegeta.
- Kaio-Ken: Taught to him by King Kai, Goku can increase his ki energy level and attack power. Goku can raise the output, though risks hurting himself in the process. First used in his fight against Vegeta.
- Spirit Bomb: Taught to him by King Kai, Goku can gather energy from all lifeforms and condense it into a energy sphere. He can either make a small spirit bomb, or a large spirit bomb depending on the number of energy he can gather. First used in his fight against Vegeta. In Super Android 13 Abridged, Goku absorbed the energy of the Spirit Bomb to increase his power over Android 13.
- Solar Flare: Borrowed from Tien, Goku can blind his his enemies with a flash of bright light, and a disturbing picture. First used against Oozaru Vegeta.
- Instant Transmission: Goku acquired this skill after eating the sick of the inhabitants of Yardrat. Goku instantly teleports to any location or person by just imagining it. Goku's use has varied, as he sometimes forgets he has this ability.
- Super Saiyaman: Goku gets surrounded by a golden Kaio-Ken aura, and speaks in a demonic voice. First accessed during his fight against Lord Slug after the stress of letting down Christmas got to him. He lost it soon after he found out it wasn't really Christmas.
- Super Saiyan: Goku's main transformation, Super Saiyan increases the power of a Saiyan by 50x its based form. Goku first unlocked this form after Freeza killed Krilln, and after badass montage-worthy training, could access it anytime he needed to.
Goku: "Hey, Piccolo, mind if I ask you somethin'?"
Piccolo: "What is it?"
Goku: "You're not human either, right?"
Goku: "And your dad spit you out as an egg, right?"
Piccolo: "What about it?"
Goku: "Are- Are you a Yoshi?"
Piccolo (sarcastically): "...Yes, Goku. I'm a green f*cking dinosaur."
Goku: "Can... Can I ride you?"
Piccolo: "Grr..." -- Episode 2: And They All Lived Happily Ever... Oh...
Goku: "'Kay, guys, I'm going to Bulma's place! By the way, takin' the beans."
Master Roshi: "Krillin?"
Goku: "Krillin." -- Episode 13: Dr. Briefs Made This Episode In a Cave... WITHABOXOFSCRAPS!
Krillin: "Goku, it was terrible! We landed here, and then there were these really strong guys, and then there was even more strong guys, and then our ship blew up, and then there was even more strong-"
Goku: : "Bored now. Reading your mind."
Krillin:: "Wait, wha-"
(Goku reads Krillin's mind)
Goku:: "Ha-ha! That thing was a guy."
Krillin:: "Goku, did you just read my mind?"
Krillin: "But how could you-"
Goku:: "Muffin Button."
Goku: : "I'm going to break you."
Freeza: "What?" (Goku crushes Freeza's hand) "Aaa!"
Goku:: "Like a Kit-Kat bar."
(Goku punches Freeza in the face, sending him flying)
Freeza: (thinking) "WHAT?!"
(Goku grabs Freeza and breaks his back) -- Episode 30: Freeza: The Final Cut (Part 1)
Freeza: "STOP THAT! STOP NOT DYING! YOU THINK YOU'RE BETTER THAN ME?! YOU'RE NOTHING BUT AN OVERGROWN MONKEY!"
Goku: "And you're nothing but an overgrown that thing that Chi-Chi keeps in her drawer!" -- Episode 30: Freeza: The Final Cut (Part 2)
Freeza: "Th-those eyes... they're the same as..."
Goku: (distant whisper) "Pizza..." -- Episode 33: Cold Cuts
Goku:: "I can't believe you guys are all still alive! I mean, I swore Freezer was gonna Yamcha at least one or two of you. Speaking of which, hi Yamcha!"
Yamcha: "Hey." -- Episode 34: News of Future Past
Goku: : "Sooooo... Wanna go drive cars?"
Piccolo: : "Bitchin!'" -- Episode 34: News of Future Past
Goku: "Oh no! Yamcha's been Yamcha'd!" -- Episode 35: The Island of Dr. Gero
Goku : (to Vegeta while fighting one thousand of Cooler's clones) "Well, Vegeta...you take the five hundred on the right, I'll take the five hundred on the left."
Vegeta: : "Screw you, I'll take five hundred and one!"
Goku:: "That's the spirit!" (They both become Super Saiyan; next scene shows Goku and Vegeta captured) "Wow. I can't believe every single one of them kicked you in the dick."
Vegeta: (tries to talk, but can't due to being in pain; letting out an inaudible squeal) -- Cooler 2: The Return of Cooler's Revenge - The Reckoning
Goku: "Terrorists! Wait, I can't sense them. Androids! Androidirests! Terroroids! Guys, we've got a bad case of Terroroids!" -- Super Android 13 Abridged
Goku: (in an extremely high voice) "He punched me in the dick. Why? Why did he punch me in the dick?"
Vegeta: "Not so funny now, is it, Kakarot." -- Super Android 13 Abridged
- Season One
- Season Two
- 201."Looks Like the Z-Fighters Are Blasting off Again!"
- 203."Dr. Briefs Made This Episode In a Cave... WITHABOXOFSCRAPS!"
- 204."No County For Old Namekians"
- 205."Operation: Dodoria Drop"
- 207."A Lovely Bunch of Dragonballs"
- 208."It‘s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Saiyan"
- 210."Namekimania 2011"
- 211."Stop! Celebrate and Witness, Goku's Back From 100x Fitness!"
- 212."The Good, The Bad, and The Purple"
- 213."Grand Theft Goku"
- 214."The Best Laid Plans of Saiyans and Namekians"
- 217."The Saiyan Formerly Known As Prince"
- 218."Leave It To Freezer"
- 219."Freeza Burn"
- 220."Freeza: The Final Cut"
- Season Three
- 303."Cold Cuts"
- 304."News of Future Past"
- 305."The Island of Dr. Gero"
- 306."Super Saiyan Swagger"
- 308."Dr. Gero or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Androids"
- 309."Blood, Sweat, and Gears"
- 311."The Trouble With Time Travel"
- 314. "Cell Reception"
- 315. "Hyperbolic Plot Device"
- 316. "Percussive Maintenance"
- 317. "Family Reunion"
- 318. "Advanced Geometry"
- 319. "Group Therapy"
- Dead Zone Abridged
- The Christmas Tree of Might Parts (1 and 2)
- Goku is the only character shown to tell Freeza a line he never heard before during a heroic speech: "I'mma deck you in the schnozz!". He is also shown to be the only character who can troll Freeza, who was trolling nearly everyone else on Namek.
- Ironically, this trolling may be due to Goku's stupidity as opposed to any real effort.
- In Trunks' timeline, Goku's love of bacon will be his downfall, as it causes him to develop a high cholesterol that will result in a fatal heart disease.
- He is terrified of Mr. Popo due to past encounters.
- Goku is surprisingly a bit smarter in Super Saiyan form.
- His favourite place to eat is most likely "Denny's", as he was thinking about having a Grand Slam during his fight with Jeice and Burter.
- He may think all Namekians are Yoshis, as he mistook Lord Slug and Piccolo for one.
- He thinks he and Vegeta are friends...best friends.
- One of Goku's most serious moments in this series was when he turned Super Saiyan, he also took a serious tone in episode 48, telling Cell he will die, leaving Cell confused .
- This means that Gohan might have gotten a little bit of his personality from his dad as well, not just from Chi-Chi.
- When squeezed, his ribs crush his lungs, causing the air that he expels to sound similar to a squeaky toy.
- Goku suffers brain damage from when Grandpa Gohan dropped him on the head as a baby. This could possibly be the cause of his incredible stupidity.
- He has a habit of taking too much energy for the Spirit Bomb and killing an animal, prompting for the animal's offspring to arrive and question its dead "daddy".
- He escaped Namek's destruction with muffins protecting him on the way to Yardrat.
- Goku made no promises not to have the other Z-fighters fight the bad guy.
- He tends to mention Chi-Chi to his foes as if he thinks they know who he's talking about. He first mentions her to Raditz; "Nothing you could do could ever compare to what Chi-Chi would do to me if she found out he died." He later mentions her to Freeza; "And you're nothing but an overgrown that thing Chi-Chi keeps in her drawer!"
- Despite being an idiot, Goku has displayed some occasional brilliance in the series such as:
- Hiding under water and shooting ki blasts up at Freeza, knowing he can't sense energy.
- After turning Super Saiyan, he ordered Gohan to take Piccolo and get back to the ship, knowing that if Piccolo dies the whole point of going to Namek would be pointless.
- After Piccolo is defeated by Cell, Goku prevents Gohan from trying to go and help him, stating that Gohan isn't strong enough. Gohan then argues that Piccolo would let him go. Goku answers that Piccolo wouldn't and supports this by mentioning that Piccolo is smarter and wiser than he is, leaving Gohan shocked and confused; "That.... that's actually a really good point"