Son Goku - Protector of Earth
Kakarot (birth name), Dumbass (Vegeta and Cooler), Monkey (Freeza)
Fighter/Protector of the Earth and Universe
Mr Popo, People ruining Kame House, Bad people, people who hurt Krillin, grape flavored medicine, People trying to destroy or rape Christmas
- "I am 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 Omeega! I am the terror that flaps in the night! I am Son Goku, and I am a Super Saiyan!"
Goku (Son Gokū) 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 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 and Piccolo journeyed to fight Raditz. While flying on Nimbus, Goku started conversation with Piccolo and asked if he was a Yoshi, the latter sarcastically confirming his theory and prompting Goku to ask if he could ride him. When the pair arrived, they removed their weighted clothing as they began their fight with Raditz, Goku reacting in shock that Piccolo was also wearing weighted clothing. Goku caught Raditz's tail during the fight and let go twice after Raditz's apologizes convinced him to. He also made a habit of screaming out his battle strategies and was briefly aided in the fight by Gohan, who threw himself into Raditz. The battle was finally resolved when Goku grabbed Raditz from behind after fighting him by himself while Piccolo charged his Special Beam Cannon, sacrificing himself so that his nefarious sibling could pass away with him.
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.
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.
At the end of Episode 33, after Trunks killed Freeza and King Cold, Goku's ship returned after a year in space. Goku exited the ship warning everyone about Freeza not knowing Trunks killed him and with everyone cheering about his return and not knowing about Freeza's death leaving him confused.
In Episode 34, Trunks reveals that he was from the future to warn them about the Andriods (Correct term Cyborg) and that Goku dies of heart failure from too much bacon (Goku went Super Saiyan and demanded to Trunks "You take that back!") After Trunks left Goku teleported and came back with Master Roshi's glasses. When everyone left to train, he and Piccolo trained with Gohan and occasionally drove cars.
In Episode 35, Goku began to feel the symptoms of his oncoming heart failure while he was flying to Uruguay. When the Androids started attacking the city, Goku stopped Doctor Gero's optical lasers by punching his cheek. They went to a wasteland to continue the fight. Goku, having run out of pocket bacon and falling prey to heart disease is nearly killed by Android 19, but is, however, saved by Vegeta before Android 19 could finish him off.
In later episodes, Goku is seen fighting his heart disease with varying results of improvement. Yamcha is witness to the early stages of Goku's struggles, noting, "He's screaming up a lot of blood". Shortly thereafter, fearing Androids 17 & 18 will find him at his own house, Goku is moved to Kame House, literally the second place where the Androids would find him at.
He wakes 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: "Hey, Piccolo, mind if I ask you somethin'?"
Piccolo: "What is it?"
Goku: "You're not human either, right?"
Piccolo: "Yeah. . .?"
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 goin' 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!
Freeza: STOP IT! STOP NOT DYING, YOU THINK YOU'RE BETTER THAN ME. YOU'RE JUST AN OVER-GROWN MONKEY!
Goku:And you're nothing but an over-grown that thing that Chi-Chi keeps in her drawer! Episode 30: Freeza: The Final Cut
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 gu-"
Goku: "Bored now. Reading your mind."
Krillin: "Wait, wha-"
Goku: "Ha ha. That thing was a guy."
Krillin: "Wait, did you just read my mind?"
Krillin: "But how could you-"
Goku: "Muffin Button."
Goku: "Huh?" --Episode 21: Stop! Celebrate and Witness, Goku's Back From 100X Fitness!
Freeza: "Th..Those eyes there the same as...
Goku(in his cameo):"Pizza." --Episode 33: Cold Cuts.
Goku: "So...You wanna go drive cars?"
Piccolo: "Bitchin.'" --News of Future Past.
Goku: I can't believe you guys are all still alive! I mean, I swore Freezer was gonna Yamcha one or two of you. Speaking of which, hey Yamcha.
Yamcha: Hey-News of Future Past
Goku: Oh no! Yamcha's been Yamcha'd!--Island of Doctor Gero
Goku (to Vegeta while fighting Cooler's clones): Well Vegeta, you take the 500 on the right, and I'll take the 500 on the left.
Vegeta: Screw you, I'll take 501!
Goku: That's the spirit! (They both become Super Saiyan; next scene shows Goku and Vegeta trapped) 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)
Goku: I'm going to break you... like a kitkat bar
- 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.
- Ironicly 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 failure.
- He is terrified of Mr. Popo due to past encounters.
- In episode 35, Goku somehow managed to contract a heart disease (possibly a type of Cardiovascular disease). He has since been bed ridden and fighting the disease, with varying stages of improvement.
- 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'd fend off a giant meteor for bacon.
- 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.
- When squeezed, his ribs crush his lungs causing the air that he expells 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".
- According to Goku, his funny squeaking sound is his ribs crushing his lungs.
- 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 such as hiding under water and shooting ki balls up at Freeza as he can't sense ki, when he turned Super Saiyan he though rationally about Piccolo dying and the mission failing, he can count to 71, he survived Namek's explosion with muffins and he thought up the grandfather paradox of time travel.