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Questions tagged [dragon-ball-series]

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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Why is SSJ3 shown as tiring to maintain, but SSJ4 is not?

In several episodes of DB:Z and DB:GT, using SSJ3 form is shown to be very tiring for the user and burns up energy very quickly, compared to SSJ1/2/enhanced/mystic/etc. However, when DB:GT rolls ...
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Who controls the mind after fusion in DBZ?

In Dragon Ball Z, after fusion, who controls the mind and the body? Is it both or a single person?
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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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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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How can Shenron revive people?

Shenron can bestow any wish as long as it does not exceed the power of his creator. Then how can Shenron (Earth) revive people, when Kami couldn't do it himself? Edit:
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Why didn't the Saiyajins raise up their power energy?

A Saiyajin can multiply his power if he takes great damage or is near death and is able to heal himself afterwards. With that ability alone, they could rinse and repeat countless times before the ...
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Is Goku in Dragonball based on Sun Wukong from Journey to the West?

When I was looking no info on Sayuki 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 is the meaning of the word Kamehameha?

In Wikipedia, Kamehameha is defined as a species of butterfly. kamehameha Web definitions The Kamehameha butterfly is one of the two species of butterfly native to Hawaii. The Hawaiian name is ...
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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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How many times was the moon destroyed?

In the original Dragon Ball series, Master Roshi (Kame-sennin) realizes that Goku turned into a rampaging ape due to the effects of the full moon, and comes up with a characteristically Dragon Ball ...
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Which character has the most deaths to his/her name?

In the Dragon Ball series, we see tons of people dying and being revived by the dragon balls. This triggered my curiosity to know which character has the most deaths to his/her name in the whole ...
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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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Why does Piccolo bleed two colours?

In the above pictures, his blood is of two colours. Before Dragon Ball Z, his blood was red but later on in the series it became purple. What is the reason behind this?
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Why is Gohan shown to be so weak in Dragon Ball Super?

Gohan was the strongest in his mystic form back at the end of DBZ. How could Gohan have become so weak that he lost the ability to turn Super Saiyan 2 in such a short period of time? While on the ...
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What happened to Launch?

Early in the Dragon Ball series, Goku and Krillin rescue a chick named Launch who could switch personalities by sneezing. What happened to her? They don't give any mention about her in Dragon Ball Z ...
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How many times Vegeta has surpassed Goku in power?

We know of a few times Vegeta was stronger than Goku. Before arriving to Earth, prior Goku learnt kaioken (This shouldn't count as surpassing, since he started being stronger) The first time he went ...
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What race are Emperor Pilaf and Garlic Jr.?

In Dragon Ball, Piccolo and Kami are written as if they are demons from Earth, but in Dragon Ball Z, it is revealed that they are actually aliens from the planet Namek. Another prominent character ...
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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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Why are Son Gohan and Son Goten so strong?

Why is Son Gohan always so strong? I mean Son Goku trains all day long, but Gohan studies all day long. So how did he manage to be so strong when Cell or Buu arrived? I mean, both started training ...
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What are the Guardian of Earth's tasks in Dragon Ball series?

In case the question is not very clear, What I want to know is: What Dende or Kami must do as the Guardian of Earth? Do they have to protect human being from evil? Do they have to create the dragon ...
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Why didn't Mr. Satan know about Z Warriors and their abilities?

Mr. Satan was a professional martial artist. Surely, he was also a buffoon, but from what we've seen he is definitely very strong and skilled by the standards of someone who was never trained by ...
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Where does the idea of a Hadouken and Kamehameha come from?

Having read a few manga/watched some anime, I have seen that many characters can use attacks where they gather their "ki" or, according to wikipedia, "Life force", and release it in a fireball like ...
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Can I find these details about Android #17 in any manga or spin-off anime?

I just found out that Android #17 became a park ranger after the events of cell games. He is also said to be married to a zoologist and have a few kids. He also went to meet Krillin and Android #18 ...
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What happened to Uub?

From what I understand once the Majin Buu arc ended Uub became a pupil of Goku and was to become Z-fighter. But in Super so far I haven't seen any mention of him at all. Does he not exist in Super ...
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What is the jokes in regards to Dragonball Character names?

While watching the Co-Optional Podcast (Episode 209. after 1:47:50 when it says "anime thing"), when talking about Dragonball Fighters and how Broly and Bardock were the only 2 confirmed to be being ...
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From which series should I start watching Dragon Ball?

I know that Dragon Ball is a very long saga. Which series should I start with? Is there any of the new ones the reboot of the old ones? If I start with Dragon Ball Super, will it be continuing the ...
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Do Bardock and King Vegeta make appearances in Otherworld?

This is a two part question: If Bardock and King Vegeta are dead, do they ever make appearances in HFIL or Upper World? One would think that either Goku or Vegeta would want to pay their fathers a ...
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What is the extent of the power of the Dragon Balls?

I have recently started watching Dragon Ball Z(Remastered Edition)* after a long break. There is this scene in S01E21 (Counting Down) in which Master Roshi and others summon the dragon to wish Goku ...
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Why is it that Goten and Trunks don't have tails?

I don't believe I've ever seen Goten or Trunks with tails, which doesn't quite make sense, seeing as how Gohan had a tail at his birth, and was also half saiyan half human. From what I've read, it's ...
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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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Is Ultra Instinct a Super Saiyan transformation or can anyone attain it?

We know that Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3, Super Saiyan God, Super Saiyan Blue, Super Saiyan Rage, Legendary Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan Berserker, Super Saiyan Evolution, etc. are all ...
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Why was Shenron afraid of Bills?

Having the ability to grant all wishes and being powerful why does Shenron have to be afraid of Bills in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of The Gods?
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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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What does Piccolo telling Gohan to “dodge” mean?

I have been seeing some posts on Facebook recently with Piccolo yelling at Gohan to dodge. I do not understand the reference behind it. What incident is being referred to?
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What is so dangerous about the Hyperbolic Time Chamber?

When Goku, Gohan, Vegeta and Trunks prepare to train to face Cell Goku warns them that the Hyperbolic Time Chamber is dangerous enough that they can't train alone in it. But there's no life in there. ...
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When does the Deadzone movie take place in the DBZ storyline?

During the story arc with Raditz they make it out as though it's the first time Piccolo and Goku team up. With Goku dying in the Raditz fight and not showing up again until Vegeta, it couldn't have ...
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What is the unit of power level in the Dragon Ball series and how is it measured?

Throughout almost the entire series, all characters in the Dragon Ball series keep on talking about sensing each other's powers from great distances and all. They even compare each other's power ...
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Why is Zamasu alive in the future when he was killed by Lord Beerus in Dragon Ball Super?

In the recent story of Dragon Ball Super, the present Zamasu has been killed by Lord Beerus but is still alive in the future. It has been told that Goku Black is Zamasu in Goku's Body, while Zamasu is ...
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Why is King Kai still dead?

Near the end of the Cell Saga, Cell inflates its body in preparation to destroy the earth, but Goku thwarted its plans by teleporting it to King Kai's planet. As a result, King Kai and Goku were both ...
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Is Bardock dead?

I just saw two clips of a movie (I am not sure, because it was short) of Bardock. One shows the destruction of the Saiyan home world, where he gets the power to see the future and psychic powers ...
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Do universe 6 saiyans transform more easily than universe 7 saiyans?

So far we've seen 3 saiyans from universe 6 with an important role in Dragon Ball Super. In a short period of time, less than 48 hours for Kale and Caulifla if I recall correctly, and less than a year ...
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Is Master Roshi really bald?

This question arose when I was watching Krillin vs Jackie Chun who is Master Roshi. When Yamcha pulls the hair thinking it is a wig, but it won't come off, then he thinks it is real hair and asks that ...
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Is Kami's lookout connected to Korin's tower?

Are the two connected or just close by? In the video games it always seems like they are two separate buildings. But in the anime it seems like it takes no time to fly from one to the other.
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How does Mai from the Pilaf gang become younger?

This was Mai in Dragon Ball: And this is Mai in Dragon Ball Super: How does she become younger?
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Did Krilin get god ki?

In the last episode of Dragon Ball Super I was under the impression that Krilin could have gotten god ki. His ki was drawed differently, and he mentions that he has to control his energy for enemies ...
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Is the intersection of people killed by Cell and Majin Buu still dead?

According to the rules of the earth Dragon Balls, a person can only be brought back to life once. Do the people that Majin Buu and Cell (or any other two villains) both killed remain dead despite the ...
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if Beerus, Whis, and other gods of destructions and angels can use Ultra Instinct, why they dont get Goku's aura?

Supposedly gods of destructions and angels can use ultra instinct, but they dont get the aura and eye colors Goku gets. Why is that? Is Goku using something else in this transformation, such a super ...
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Where does this picture of Goku possible new form/transformation comes from?

A new picture of a Goku possible new form/transformation has appeared and some people is speculating that it could have to do with this another picture of a possible new Goku form/transformation What ...