There are a lot of references made to other works and people in the series…
As a matter of fact, the series was inspired by and has some major references to
Journey to the West
You can read more about it here.
As one knows, the names in the series are usually puns on something or the other.
According to Dragon Ball Wikia:
Akira Toriyama actually tried a number of poses when he was alone in
order to decide the coolest pose for the Kamehameha. After much
contemplation, he could not decide on a name for his "Kame" attack, so
he asked his wife who came up with the name. She told Akira that it
would be easy to remember the name of the ...
There are several types of fusion. For the majority of these, the more dominant/stronger individual controls the mind and body.
For Piccolo and Nail, they did the Namekian Fusion, Piccolo was the more dominant. There was also Cell and the Androids. Cell fused with them by a type of fusion called Absorption. There was also the permanent fusion of Supreme Kai ...
Krillin died the most number of times. xD
Here's the list (Krillin vs Goku):
Tien Shinhan Saga (Dragon Ball)
Krillin: Killed by Tambourine. After the Tournament, he is killed by Tambourine, who was out to kill all of the greatest martial artists so that King Piccolo would go unchallenged.
Krillin: Killed by Frieza. Frieza lifted ...
According to the DragonBall wikia and TvTropes, Akira Toriyama gave a statement saying that the reason Lunch stopped appearing during Dragon Ball Z was because he simply forgot about her and that her bad state would have caused confusion because of its similarity to the Super Saiyan transformation.
She does appear three times in Dragonball Z's anime - most ...
How could be become so weak that cant even go super saiyan 2 anymore in a short period of time
According to the timeline of dragon ball, about 5 years have passed between the end the buu saga and the Resurection of F saga. Gohan hasn't trained at all since then. We can choose the analogy of professional athletes here: they need to train almost everyday to ...
The moon was destroyed twice and recreated twice.
The first time, it was destroyed by Jackie Chun, by using a MAX Power Kamehameha in the 21st Tenkaichi Tournament.
It was later recreated during Goku's training with Kami, after Kami removed Goku's tail. This was revealed during the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament.
It was then destroyed by Piccolo during ...
Akira Toriyama was definitely influenced by Journey to the West in writing the original Dragon Ball manga. In early stories, Goku rides the Flying Nimbus cloud and wields an extendable staff, two aspects taken directly from his inspiration the Monkey King along with his name, and the fact that he turns into a giant ape is also a callback to his simian ...
This has been an item of discussion between Dragon Ball fans for a long time. Most of the information I've come across concludes that this is simply an animation consistency failure.
From Dragon Ball Neoseeker Wiki:
The vast majority of the manga was produce in black and white, with a few chapters being colored minimally. There were also an even smaller ...
There are many reasons to the answer of this question:
The primary being that as of now, due to having kept up his training, Piccolo is far stronger than Android 18. Also he has more potential than the Androids. They were created by Dr. Gero with the power level they have, whereas Piccolo became this strong due to his training and fusion with Kami, and Nail....
The final tournament takes place AFTER the events of Dragon Ball Super. DB Super picks up immediately after the defeat of Majin Buu (Kid form).
Thus characters such as Uub, Pan and Bulla are yet to be shown in DB Super.
Dragon Ball Timeline: All Events
This might be an interesting read.
DBZAge 774, September 7 : Shenron erases everyone'...
The puns are in japanese.
Nappa is a japanese term for greens in general.
Kakarot is carrot.
Bardock is a japanese root vegetable "Burdock".
For a full list Origins of character names
And yes, they are categorized as she said.
The first time we see Goku fly is in Chapter 193, page 10. Krillin, Master Roshi and Tien actually describe it as the Air Dance. Since the first time he saw the Air Dance was at the previous tournament, we can conclude that he learnt in in between the 2nd and 3rd tournament, during his time training with Kami.
Another way of looking at this is that Kami did not understand the full extent of his Dragon Balls' power. You see the Dragon Balls getting stronger after Kami's ones, maybe because they knew how they function properly while Kami was still getting to know his limits. So, maybe Kami could revive people but left it to the Dragon Balls as they were harder to ...
The most powerful character in the Dragon Ball universe, currently, is Whis, Beerus' assistant.
This is stated in an interview with Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball:
I suppose if Beerus’ strength is a 10, [Super Saiyan] God would be right about 6. [...] Incidentally, I guess Whis would be about a 15.
Anime and GT series make a lot of confusion with its fillers, but in the manga, Piccolo explains water-clear to Vegeta.
Evil souls are cleaned, their memories wiped, and then reincarnated.
Both King Vegeta and Bardock, although heroic, are clearly evil, so they are impossible to visit.
Goku never shows interest for knowing about his father. He was raised ...
You misunderstood Shenlong's words. Shenlong was created by the guardian of the Earth, Kami, in chapter 165. Therefore, Shenlong could not have greater powers than his creator. Shenlong's powers are not limited to the Earth nor are they limited to Earthlings. That's not how it works and it is not what he meant by that. They are disallowed from killing others,...
To my knowledge, they do age, just very slowly in adulthood. This is a genetic trait, I assume, to reach longer duration of physical demands. They are designed to be fighters, and longevity of a lifespan is only practical. Vegeta confirmed this towards the end of DBZ: "So they can fight longer".
From a quick Google search:
According to the Daizenshuu, ...
A common theory is that Akira Toriyama just didn't want to / forgot that Saiyans had tails. This wouldn't be surprising as Akira makes several other errors/omittances in the series.
Here's an interview segment from him talking about Goku's tail:
Is it true that Goku’s tail was a nuisance?!
It’s true. (laughs)
Goku was originally an actual monkey in the ...
There is very little by way of actual evidence to answer this question (for example, in the manga Krillin asks Bulma why Trunks has no tail, and whether she had it removed; she never gives an answer). There is however a lot of speculation on the internets about it.
The closest thing to an official answer can be found in the "DragonBall Daizenshuu 4 – ...
There are a few reasons to answer your question.
As Shaymin Gratitude correctly said, Frieza wanted to kill all the Saiyans. The reason being that the Saiyans are a warrior race. They grow stronger after every fight (Zenkai boost). He knew this. He also knew about the legend of a Super Saiyan. He feared that someday, a Super Saiyan will emerge and defeat ...
The last panel of the last page of the first chapter of Dragon Ball alludes to Journey to the West.
Remember your Chinese fairy tales? You don't? Not even the impish Monkey King and his magic staff, the Nyoibo? Oh, well... drop in next time and you'll learn...
Dragon Ball GT actually is a direct sequel to Dragon Ball Z; it takes place several years after Dragon Ball Z ends. It was not based on a manga by Akira Toriyama. It was an original story created by the anime studio. As far as I know (I never finished watching it), it was completely compatible with the story of Dragon Ball Z.
Recently, Toriyama worked with ...
In King's Kai planet, he can train under 10 times gravity, plus King Kai can magically add weights of several tons to him like he did when he was training with him after being killed by Cell.
King Kai can also make big weight rings appear and many stuff like that
Vegeta has surpassed Goku on a few occasions! Only for a short duration though. Here is a list of all the times Vegeta surpassed Goku.Android Saga(When Vegeta First turns SSJ): It was mentioned by Picollo when Vegeta turned SSJ that he was notably stronger than Goku. This was the same time Goku was infected with the heart virus. Cell Games(Post HTC): Once ...
Not sure which episodes, but it is explained a few times that each generation of saiyans grows stronger than the previous generation. This is the reason why Frieza feared them as they will eventually get stronger than him. This means if both Goku and Gohan didn't train and were the same age, Gohan would be naturally stronger. It's the reason Gohan tends to ...
There is no anime series of Dragon Ball after Dragon Ball GT.
Dragon Ball Kai has no independent story but is basically the story of Dragon Ball Z itself.
Instead of an anime series, the movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods was released which is in official continuity with Dragon Ball Z and therefore, before the events of Dragon Ball GT.
This year (2015) ...
The first clip is from the TV special, Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku. Bardock and his crew are sent to the Planet Kanassa destroy all life there.
[...] Bardock and crew rest up and celebrate their victory... Until one remaining warrior catches him off guard and decides to give him the "gift" of seeing the future. This gives him the ability ...
It all starts with Trunks in the Android saga
Future Trunks lived in a very bleak future and was backed into a corner with Gohan's death and his Super Saiyan transformation not being strong enough to stop Android's 17 and 18.
So in comes the time machine to go back and save Goku from dying from a heart virus.
When Trunks travelled backwards through time, ...