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Dragon Ball is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. It was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1984 to 1995, with the 519 individual chapters published into 42 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha. It is to be used for questions which pertain to the Dragon Ball series/franchise as a whole.

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Will I miss anything by watching Dragon Ball Z Kai instead of the other series?

I've read that Dragon Ball Z Kai is an HD remaster and recut of Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z. However, Kai has 98 episodes while Dragon Ball has 153 and Z has almost 300. If I watch only Dragon Ball ...
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Can the Kai earings(Potara Earings) be used again and again to keep fusing individuals?

Supreme Kai and Kibito fused using the Kai Earrings. Can now Kibito Kai use the earrings again to fuse with another? I searched for this and found no creditable source. I know for a fact that the ...
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What is the formal term for energy in Dragon Ball Z?

In Bleach, the term is "reiatsu". In Naruto, it is "chakra". However, all I ever really heard in DBZ is "power level". Is there a more formal descriptive term for the source of their powers or the ...
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Is Goku in Dragon Ball based on Sun Wukong from Journey to the West?

When I was looking for info on Saiyuki and learned it was based on the Chinese novel Journey to the West, I was reminded of some things: The Japanese name of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, is Son Goku. ...
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What are the many references Dragon Ball Series makes to other franchises/people?

I was watching Dragon Ball and couldn’t help noticing the reference to Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan in the World Tournament Saga.            &...
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What exactly is Trunks' new transformation?

Some people say it is a False Super Saiyan God, other people say it is a Super Saiyan God 2, while another group of people say it is something different. Is there any official info on what it is ...
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Are half-blooded Saiyans stronger than pure-blooded Saiyans?

I'm wondering if half-blooded Saiyans are stronger than pure-blooded Super Saiyans? Like how half-blooded vampires are stronger than pure-blooded vampires.
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What is Goku's red aura form in the new Dragon Ball Super opening?

What is Goku's red aura form in the new Dragon Ball Super opening? Is it regular Kaioken? Is it Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan with Kaioken? Is it his Super Saiyan God form? Is it something new? You ...
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Which parts of Dragon Ball GT do not follow the original Dragon Ball story?

I watched Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z growing up. I read the mangas. I am familiar with the stories. I've read in wikis and articles that the GT story doesn't originate from or follow the original ...
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Why Goku's Ultra Instinct wasn't awakened in his battle with Broly?

In the tournament of power, Goku was pushed to his limits several times, and he awakened Ultra Instinct Omen, and Mastered Ultra Instinct. But in the battle with Broly (in which I would assume he was ...
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When does Son Goku learn to fly?

In chapter 202 of the DragonBall manga, Goku floats into the air to see where his child is: Then when he is travelling along the green scale road, he flies a portion of the way there. He also flies ...
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When does one become a Super Saiyan?

As per this Wiki page : The Super Saiyan transformation comes in response to a need, not a desire. So does it mean that even if a Saiyan might reach the energy level that a super Saiyan might have,...
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What happened to Goku's Nyoibou and Kinto'un?

Goku used to have a magical flying cloud (Kinto'un) and an extending staff (Nyoibou). Later on in the series (I think at DB-Z second half, but I am not sure), they were not shown on-screen anymore. ...
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How can one tell if Nappa has become a Super Saiyan?

We can identify Super Saiyans by the change in the colour of their hair. With Nappa being bald, how could we identify he has become a Super Saiyan? Is it only by the increase in power?
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Are the new fighters' names a pun on something?

In Dragon Ball series, most names are puns on something. Saiyans are named after vegetables, Gods of destruction are named after alcohol beverages, Bulma and Bura are names of girl clothes, etc. Now ...
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What are the differences between Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan?

As stated in the title, what are the differences between the two? Are they supposed to be entirely different or is simply the next stage of the previous?
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The strongest character in each Dragon Ball series

Excluding Zeno because he is the king of everything, who is the strongest character in each Dragon Ball series, like Dragon Ball Super, Dragon Ball Universe, Dragon Ball GT, ...? I'm looking for fact-...
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Why is Trunks not as powerful as Gohan when they are both human-Saiyan hybrids?

In the Saiyan Saga (don't recall which episode, but I believe it was when he was with Nappa on another planet), Vegeta mentions that Saiyans who were born from humans and Saiyans are more powerful ...
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Confusing power level multiplier

Power levels are so confusing throughout the DBZ series. For example: Kaioken = x2 base Kaioken x3 = x3 base Kaioken x4 = x4 base and so on... SSJ = x50 base SSJ Grade 2 = ? SSJ Grade 3 = ? SSJ2 =...
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All possible fusions/absorbtions and their multipliers

Potara fusion, fusion dance etc. The dragon ball universe knows many fusion types from which some are considered an absorbtion such as Buu and Cell consuming some to become stronger. Information on ...
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Does the super saiyan god return to Dragon Ball Super ? (possible spoilers)

Can anyone confirm it or deny it by reading what the japanese magazine says in this text? (or through other source?)
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Does 17 has ki?

In Dragon Ball Z it is mentioned that Androids dont have ki. If I recall correctly, when 17 is fighting Piccolo one of the Z fighters says Piccolo must be figthing an Android because he can't sense ...
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Is it impossible for Goku and Vegeta to turn Legendary Super Saiyan?

So from the spoilers of Dragon Ball Super Broly, apparently, Is it impossible for Goku and Vegeta to turn Legendary Super Saiyan? In the non canon movie (the original movie) it was made apparently ...
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