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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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What was the first time when Krillin witnessed Kamehameha wave?

I remember watching the episode featuring the World Martial Arts tournament. In this particular episode Krillin was against Jackie Chan (Master Roshi). At a time Krillin kicks off Roshi out of the ...
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What are the differences between all those different ki blast attacks?

Some ki attacks in the Dragon Ball universe have pretty distinct purposes. Taiyōken blinds, Makankōsappō punctures, Kienzan cuts, etc. But then there is the standard ki blast attack, and every fighter ...
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How strong is Trunks in Dragon Ball Super? [duplicate]

One of the last episodes of Dragon Ball Super raised me this question. Trunks fights alongside Goku against Black and Zamazu in Super Saiyan 2 state. But how strong he really is? In the fight Goku is ...
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How many years Goku and Vegeta were training in Dragon Ball Super?

As far as I recall, there were at least 3 times when they spent time training. - When Vegeta ask Wiss to train him, he spent months traning before Goku's arrival. Later with Goku, they were placed in ...
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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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Was Broly able to transform into Super Saiyan 4 in Dragon Ball Z?

Broly is shown to have a tail as a baby. But the tail is not there when he is an adult or kid, which means that he has the potential to become Super Saiyan 4. The only time he has a tail is when ...
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Is there any explanation on how Z fighters control the power of their ki based attacks?

I personally find this to be one of the major plot holes on dragon ball which makes any intention on defining their real powers pretty hopeless, although if there's something that explains it, which I'...
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Why is Dragon Ball Z's Blu-ray ending in English? Where can I find the original Japanese ending credits?

I saw a DBZ ending on YouTube recently, and I realized that the casting is in English. Why isn't it in Japanese like in the DVD sets? Which Blu-ray set's ending is in English? It it all of them? ...
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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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How is Uub related to Maitibu?

Dragon Ball fans out there, please explain why Goku says that Uub is related to Maitibu. Please solve my childhood mystery.
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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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Was Picollo/Kami a special case of Namekian Fusion or this could be done by anyone?

Some time ago I asked this. Potara fusion limit In DBZ, we see Picollo fuse with Nail and exponentially increased his power. Then again he fused with Kami to further enhance this. Was only Picollo/...
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Dark Kamehameha?

I was curious about the use of the dark kamehameha. So far I know that color pigment to an energy move doesn't really matter and in most cases in DBZ it's a bit of a design trope to signify the ...
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Who is the most powerful in Dragon Ball? [closed]

Who is supposed to be the highest-power character in the Dragon Ball series? Is it Lord Beerus, Gogeta SS4, or somebody else?
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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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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 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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How come Goku was defeated by Frost of the 6th Universe?

Can anyone explain the reason why Frost of the 6th Universe was able to disable or paralyze Goku? I didn't get how that was possible! Is there any sort of cheating or is there any ability of Frost ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Is there a manga based on Dragon Ball Heroes?

I heard there was a manga based on the game Dragon Ball Heroes. If there is, is it in English, and does it contain the non-canon characters like Beat and SSJ4 Broly?
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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 part of manga is this on Dragonball? (NSFW)

What part of manga is this on Dragonball? I've just seen this and the image seems legit to me.
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What is the source of the Dragon Ball Saiyan bond folklore?

I have been reading a lot of fanfiction and noticed they all nearly use the Saiyan bond, bite marks, and telepathic connection for mates. However I cannot seem to find the source of the information ...
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Why don't Saiyans age?

I have seen many Dragon Ball series like Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball GT. One thing remains same is that Saiyans never look aged. The last episode of Dragon Ball GT shows Pan as a grandma, ...
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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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Dragon ball super timeline [duplicate]

The dragon ball super anime started last week. I'm wondering when this takes place. I know it takes place after the defeat of buu, like a few months or something. But with the releases of the movies ...
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Is there any anime series of Dragon Ball after Dragon Ball GT?

I am a great fan of Dragon Ball, and I have watched almost every series and movies of Dragon Ball. However, I'm not sure if there is any other series after Dragon Ball GT.
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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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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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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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Why does Frieza want to kill Goku?

I watched Dragon Ball Z and want to know why Frieza wanted to kill Goku in the first place.