- "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 (gets blasted in the face by Frieza) ...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 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.
Goku ventured to Kame House. Accompanying him was his son Gohan, who he introduced to Bulma, Master Roshi and Krillin as his child and caused a surprise to the group. Bulma and Master Roshi indirectly asked Goku since he had a son how his experience was in having sex, though he was not able to catch on to Bulma beating around the bush nor Master Roshi's sounds indicative of the act. With Krillin questioning when Gohan was going to start training, Goku explained that Chi-Chi was against it as she wanted him to become, in his own words, "lame". Bulma noted the Dragon Ball on Gohan's hat and stated that it may make him a target for villains, though Goku denied this as he had beaten Piccolo and expressed confidence in himself before sensing a power level that he noted as being bigger than Krillin's "losing streak." Raditz then arrived and revealed Goku was not human but instead part of a race of near-extinct aliens called Saiyans and that he was his brother, though most of it confused Goku who could only responded repeatedly, "What?" After Krillin walked up to Raditz and was knocked into Kame House after asking how important he would be since he was Goku's brother, the latter ordered Raditz to stop hitting Krillin, reasoning that he was breaking Kame House. He then questioned what Raditz was there for, mentioning the Dragon Balls and then elaborating on what they were. With Raditz insisting that he was there for Goku, the latter asked what they were going to do, mentioning the possibility of them catching a ball game or seeing a film. Raditz revealed his intent to have Goku join him in eradicating the human race and selling the planet, which Goku tried to deny accepting as he liked people on the planet, before being kneed in the stomach followed by Raditz taking his son. Goku criticized Krillin for not acting and when he mentioned being slapped into the house and asked what Goku's excuse was, Goku reasoned that he had been kneed. Piccolo then arrived and Goku tried explaining to him what had happened, only for Piccolo to reveal he was observing the entire conflict, leading Goku to ask if he was interested in teaming up with him, promising to add him on Myspace for his help.
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, unintentionally sacrificing himself so that his nefarious sibling could pass away with him, as Piccolo failed to issue a warning despite Goku telling him to so that he would not take the blast along with him. Bulma, Krillin and Master Roshi then arrived and Krillin was at Goku's side as he died. Though Krillin had brought along a Senzu Bean, Goku mentioned that he had a hole in his esophagus and then passed on.
Following his death, Goku was brought to the check-in station by Kami, where he met King Yenma. King Yenma allowed Goku access to meet with King Kai by granting him permission to journey on Snake Way, which Goku said sounded fun and was alright with going on. Before he left, Goku asked King Yenma about his brother, describing him and learning that King Yenma had tried to stop him but was unable to as Raditz ran away. Goku arrived at Snake Way and in looking at the road, thought aloud that it was going to take him a while. Goku asked the demon who transported him there if anyone had ever ran the whole thing and found out Mr. Popo had.
Journey on Snake Way Edit
Goku started off his running strong, as he was motivated to reach King Kai since he knew the Saiyan threat would be the biggest challenge that humanity had faced up to that point and reminded himself of this initially, though he later fell asleep and was on the back of a truck as it journeyed on Snake Way for him until it bumped and knocked him off, waking him up as he fell downward into Hell. Goku was instantly met by Goz and Mez, learning the pair's names after asking who they were and learned of their intent to have him exercise, which did not impress him as he told them of his mission and asked how he could get out of there. The pair claimed the only way out was by beating them in a test of strength and speed. Goku asked them hypothetically if he had beat them where the exit would be and when pointed in the right direction, made a run for it. He asked them about Raditz and discovered the latter had made a "horrible mess of the Blood Fountain", which Goku thought looked fine with the blood inside of it until it was realized that it used to have water in it.
Goku informed the pair that he was leaving and thanked them for the fruit. Goku then encountered Princess Snake, who he instantly was able to tell was not King Kai and was confused by when the latter asked if her beauty tipped him off. Goku then stated that he could eat anything when she asked him if he was hungry, though he was again confused by her when she said she could as well. Princess Snake revealed that she had killed all of the animals he began eating and Goku was impressed with her for having done so as he began chowing down on the variety, though he asked what she meant when she stated that she wanted to take him down as well. Goku then enjoyed himself in the hot tub and in stating that it was nice, prompted Princess Snake who was hiding in a cardboard box to remark that the hot tub was not as nice as his "ass", which he barely was able to hear.
As Goku was about to leave, he was stopped by Princess Snake, who claimed that he could not leave until he had passed a test of endurance and told him that she wanted him inside of her, confusing him as he asked for clarification. Princess Snake transformed into her snake form after this and went after Goku with persistence, attempting to eat him. He was able to dodge her for the most part, though was hit by her flamethrower that came out of her mouth. During the chase, he requested that she stop chasing him and quit grunting since he found it creepy. Goku was eventually able to elude her once she got caught in herself, being grateful for this.
Goku arrived on King Kai's planet and met him and Bubbles, though was quick to react to the intense gravity of the small planet. Goku explained to King Kai once he asked why he was there that he had come to train with him since his planet was under attack and spoke of his intent to withstand any test in order to save his world, before King Kai cut him off by announcing he would train him, surprising Goku as he thought he would have to take some test, though King Kai reasoned that the only company he had was Bubbles, Gregory and Bojack. Goku was not surprised afterward since he could not "imagine anything more boring" than that.
Goku was brought back to life thanks to the others using the Dragon Balls on Earth, mentioning it to King Kai as his halo disappeared. After the latter ordered him off the planet, Goku thanked him for his help and expressed his belief that he would be ready for what he knew was a hard battle before departing.
Arrival at battlefield Edit
Goku was eating food that he was given by Princess Snake, which she gave him as an attempt at apologizing for trying to eat him earlier, when she reminded him that he was on his way back to Earth to save his friends and family. Goku then continued his journey back there and arrived on the planet. He asked Mr. Popo for transportation to get him there quicker, but was turned down due to the latter having to bake toast and instead opted to use the Flying Nimbus. Goku arrived at the battlefield as Nappa was able to stomp on his son, being surprised by the bodies of Piccolo, Tien and Yamcha, but Yamcha in particular and asked where Chiaotzu was, learning from Krillin that he had blown himself up.
He gave Krillin and Gohan Senzu Beans to restore their health after the two had sustained injuries from the fight with the Saiyans and he briefly powered up. Goku had his power level read as 1,006 by Vegeta who had his scouter on upside-down and encouraged Nappa to fight him, thnking that he would be able to "kick his ass". Nappa charged Goku and was defeated with ease by the latter, only afterward Vegeta revealing that he had the scouter on upside-down and that his power level was actually 9,001, though he was still not concerned since it was not a threat for him and because the two would wish for immortality with the Dragon Balls after his defeat. Goku then revealed that since they had killed Piccolo then the Dragon Balls would not work, prompting Vegeta to kill Nappa, who had killed Piccolo along with the others.
Fight against Vegeta Edit
After Vegeta killed Nappa, Goku told Gohan that he wanted him and Krillin to get away from the battlefield as he intended to fight Vegeta by himself. He then noticed that Krillin had left in a hurry and told Gohan to tell Chi-Chi "to put dinner on" because he was hungry. Goku asked Vegeta if they could take their fight somewhere else since the location did not seem right. After arriving at a wasteland, Goku said the pair did not have to fight and offered Vegeta a chance to leave so that they could stop "meaningless bloodshed." When Vegeta declined, Goku still offered it as long as Vegeta was a "little sorry." When the latter swore he would kill Goku and destroy the planet, Goku attacked him with his Kaio-ken, catching him off-guard.
Goku asked him what he meant by an "elite" and was still confused after Vegeta explained its definition. When their fight continued and Vegeta bragged about him fighting a "losing battle" while Goku removed his shirt, he again activated his Kaio-ken, but this time times three, and slammed him into a cave. Vegeta sarcastically remarked that he was having a good time with "gumdrops and ice cream" after Goku asked how he was and when the latter asked to come inside, Vegeta remarked that he was surrounded by idiots, confusing Goku who thought he was surrounded by "gum drops and ice cream."
Vegeta then freed himself from the cave's inside by causing it to burst and expressed his outrage with how the battle was going, to which Goku joked that he was having an "ice cream headache", causing Vegeta to decide that everyone dies and launch into the sky. Goku told Vegeta that his statement to say goodbye to his planet was not "very nice" and then fired a Kamehameha at Vegeta's Galic Gun. They were evenly matched until Goku increased the power of his beam by using the Kaio-ken times four, sending Vegeta away.
Vegeta returned, mistaking Goku for destroying the moon when in reality it had been Piccolo, and transformed into a Great Ape. Goku was under the impression that this would only increase his strength and decrease his speed, being surprised when he was nearly hit by Vegeta right after he entered the state. Goku moved away and chose to start thinking like a monkey, hearing Bubbles and being under the impression that it was working before King Kai told him that using the Spirit Bomb was the only way he could defeat Vegeta. Goku began charging it, not realizing he would have to be well-hidden since it would take time to charge it fully, and was struck down by Vegeta.
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.
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 Frieza 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.
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. Ginyu flew away with Jeice in Goku's body while Goku lamented 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.
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 and 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 and shot Piccolo and then killed Krillin.
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 Goku, 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.
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.
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 "Son Wukong", Goku stated that he had correctly called him by his name "Son Goku" 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 begins to say that he could not save him in time,but then remembers he can use Instant Transmission,he quickly does so. 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 tomorrow and,in a suprisingly 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.
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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.
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The Return of Cooler Edit
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-"
Goku: "Bored now. Reading your mind."
Krillin: "Wait, wha-"
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: "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
- Season One
- Season Two
- 201."Looks Like the Z-Fighters Are Blasting off Agian!"
- 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"
- 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, he also took a serious tone in episode 48, telling Cell he will die, leaving Cell confused .
- 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.