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Is Goku in Dragon Ball based on Sun Wukong from Journey to the West?

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 ...
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What happened to Uub?

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 ...
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What is the jokes in regards to Dragonball Character names?

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, ...
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Which parts of Dragon Ball GT do not follow the original Dragon Ball story?

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 ...
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Is Goku in Dragon Ball based on Sun Wukong from Journey to the West?

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,...
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Why does Goku still train with King Kai?

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 ...
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How many times Vegeta has surpassed Goku in power?

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 ...
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How does Mai from the Pilaf gang become younger?

The Pilaf Gang gathered the Dragon Balls and wished for youth before the events of the Battle of Gods Movie. Though, it is never shown on screen, but it's mentioned in the movie and the series. Mai:...
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Why is Zamasu alive in the future when he was killed by Lord Beerus in Dragon Ball Super?

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 ...
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Who named Pan's character?

Pan appears for the first time in the last chapter of the Dragon Ball manga, not in GT She is below Son Gohan and Videl So, unless an editor or person close to Toriyama chose her name, the ...
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Could Senzu Beans cure diseases as well?

If Senzu bean could cure diseases, Goku wouldn't have died in the future and Trunks wouldn't have needed to go back from the future to give him the antidote. From Dragon ball wikia However, it ...
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Can I find these details about Android #17 in any manga or spin-off anime?

Android #17 is seen as a Park Ranger in an episode of the Buu Saga, when Goku was making the Genki Dama to defeat Buu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nadz-fsWYsU Edit: 13/04/2017 . Now they are also ...
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How did sorbet's laser gun pierce Goku?

At this time, Goku had let down all of his defenses as he was not expecting an attack. Lowering his defense when he felt he had the upperhand is one of Goku's downfalls that Whis kept pointing out ...
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What does Piccolo telling Gohan to "dodge" mean?

This is a reference Team Four Star's DragonBall Z Abridged series. In it, Picollo is teaching Gohan to dodge. However, he ends up conditioned to freeze in fear of the word instead. This becomes one ...
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Is Master Roshi really bald?

Yes, Master Roshi is really bald. He mentions it himself in Chapter 25: In the first tournament, he used a special glue to attach his hair. He mentions it when revealing his identity to Nam, who was ...
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Why was Grandpa Gohan never revived with the Dragon Balls?

He expressed that he does not want to return to the world of the living ones. Goku fought against his grandfather (masked fighter) at a tournament hosted by Fortuneteller Baba. After revealing his ...
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Why was Grandpa Gohan never revived with the Dragon Balls?

The original Earth Dragon, created by Kami, could not resurrect anyone who had been dead more than one year. This was specifically brought up in the Namek Saga as a difference between Shenron and ...
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Is Ultra Instinct a Super Saiyan transformation or can anyone attain it?

The answer to this question can be drawn from a few scenes from Episode 110 of Dragon Ball Super: Lord Beerus saying what transformation Goku might have gone through: Lord Champa in shock after ...
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From which series should I start watching Dragon Ball?

If you want to start with the beginning, start with Dragon Ball. If you want to start with the most popular segment (probably the most entertaining segment, but this is a matter of opinion), start ...
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How strong is Chi Chi?

Chi Chi does not have the ability to use Ki and also cannot fly. Hence, that would automatically make her weaker than the rest of the Z-Fighters. Even in terms of Physical Strength, Chi Chi's power is ...
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Is the Super Saiyan 4 transformation from Dragon Ball GT confirmed non-canon?

He didn't confirm it, but he didn't create the design either. It was created by a guy named Nakatsuru. Up to today, in Dragon Ball, canon is considered what is based on Akira Toriyama's original ideas....
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Why is King Kai still dead?

The exact wish (at least in the english dub) was Please revive all those on Earth who were killed by Cell. That doesn't include the others who died on King Kai's planet.
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Is Kami's lookout connected to Korin's tower?

No they are not. Kami's Lookout is in a Geo-Stationary orbit directly above Korin's tower but are not connected, directly. The Lookout - Wikia They used to be connected by the Power pole before ...
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Are Kale and Caulifla truly sisters or Kale call Caulifla "sister" in an affective way?

No, i don't think they are sisters, as Calulifa said she just recruited Kale. When she first met Cabba, he asked who she was and Caulifla said she is also a saiyan. Also if he was her sister Cabba ...
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Is Ultra Instinct a Super Saiyan transformation or can anyone attain it?

I am not very keen on the Dragon Ball franchise, but based on the Ultra Instinct wiki, there are three individuals who use the Ultra Instinct - Only 1 of them is a Sayian Ultra Instinct (身勝手の極意 ...
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Why can Sonic become a Super Saiyan like Goku?

I think you're refering to what's commonly known as Super Sonic. Sonic has had the ability to turn into Super Sonic using Chaos Emerald since the 2nd game. Various media have handeled this ...
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What are the Guardian of Earth's tasks in Dragon Ball series?

As is mentioned on the wikia site, Guardian (神様, Kami-sama; lit. "God") is the title given to the individual protectors of planets in the Dragon Ball series. Despite their names, the ...
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What exactly is Trunks' new transformation?

No as of today 11/4/2016 there is no name or real explanation as to what it is or how it works. I suspect it will be revealed towards the end of the current arc.
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What exactly is Trunks' new transformation?

As Kaz Rodgers correctly points outs, there are no in-universe explanation yet. However, we can try and make some assumptions. To understand Trunks' transformation, we have to go back and revisit the ...
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Is the intersection of people killed by Cell and Majin Buu still dead?

No. The people killed by Cell were brought back due to a wish granted by Shenron. The second wish however to bring back the people who died in the Majin Buu saga was granted by Porunga who has no ...
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