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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 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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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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Are Vegito and Gogeta canon?

http://fictionalomniverse.forumotion.com/t845-vegito-vs-gogeta This post basically stated Vegito is 100% Canon and that Gogeta is semi-canon?
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...