Instantaneous Movement, or Instant Transmission in the Funimation dub, is easily one of Goku’s best techniques, if not his best. It’s only natural Beerus would continue his onslaught of destruction by taking out the rest of the cast without trouble, Gohan included. Even when Gohan tosses the Genki Dama at Vegeta, the Prince comes back unphased ready to obliterate Gohan. By the time Frieza’s in his final form, there’s absolutely nothing Gohan can do to damage him. Almost as soon as Vegeta saves him from Gurd, Gohan is thrust into a fight against Reacoom. Second, Goku’s confidence in Oob is charming and all, but we saw Oob couldn’t even beat Base Goku. The world may never know. It had been dreadfully boring, until he and his friends were put up against a … The least embarrassing, but still embarrassing, defeats Gohan undergoes is against Shisami. Why couldn't Buutenks beat Gohan one shot? Speaking of victories in losses, Gohan’s last fight in. How many times has it been proved that Gohan is the most powerful character in DBZ canon other than Vegito? In turn, Jimeze doesn’t do much damage either since he just keeps warping, but that doesn’t change the fact that Gohan’s the one in real danger here. Obviously that doesn’t happen, otherwise, we’d have no film. This begs the question, why didn't Gohan teach his brother to fly earlier? mystic gohan = 150 buutenks = 205 that allows mystic gohan to easily own super buu being 50% stronger and allows buutenks to have a noticeable edge over mystic gohan being 36% stronger. In-universe, it’s a reminder of just how low Gohan has sunk. Of course, we don't love him any less because of this, but it can be frustrating to have looming questions about one of the best characters in the Dragon Ball franchise. In a moment of foolhardy brilliance, Gohan latches on to the Beerus-look alike and demands Frieza blast them both off the stage. Remember, he told us that merging with Vegeta wouldn't stop Beerus (and again, Goku didn't get the same treatment Vegeta got, the 10% added power). This is a character who fights often, but wins little. He simply had to watch as Gurd prepared the device that would theoretically take his life. Gohan’s lack of action in the anime also leads to Piccolo, once again, sacrificing himself to save his pupil. Goku doesn't have to surpass any form of Buu because like the Daizenshuu affirms he couldn't beat Kid Buu, even at full power. were canon, this would be legitimately scarring. Losing is a natural part of Dragon Ball. Gohan ends up getting absorbed and the only reason Goku survives is because Enma kept Vegeta’s body around in case of emergency. Besides Buu is practically the antithesis to Goku being a creature who repeatedly steals the power of others as opposed to working for it which is why it was so surprising that his pure form was … Realizing just how badly he botched Frieza’s revival, Gohan has Piccolo retrain him the basics. Gohan has it rough. As much of a loss this is for Gohan, it’s the kind that really works for his character arc. After spending much of the Saiyan saga preparing for the fight against Nappa and Vegeta with Piccolo, it’s only natural that Gohan would shed away some of his cowardice, at least slightly. The horror doesn’t end there, however, as Goku doesn’t arrive right away. He’s Goku’s son and Pan’s father, but that doesn’t mean anything of value for Toei. As the only hero who can stand up to them, the Androids keep him alive only as a plaything. For once, Gohan’s loss ends up leading to victory. It gets go bad that Goku, a fighter significantly weaker than Gohan at this point, needs to head down to Earth in order to lend his son a helping hand. Gohan was on death’s door before his dad’s spirit showed up to save him. The wish could have been conducted during the bit where Vegeta was buying time for the S.Bomb. In the beginning of Dragon Ball Z, Gohan was only four years old, and leading up to the Cell saga, we saw him age and grow into a young warrior. Introduced in the Saiyan saga as Goku’s timid son, Gohan quickly became a fan favorite despite his constant losses. Tullece, or Turles if you’re only familiar with the Funimation dub, or even Taurus if you’re from the fansub days, is the Goku Black prototype who terrorized the Son family all the way back in Tree of Might. For one thing, was there any sort of record-fudging that happened because Gohan is physically 18, but chronologically 17? The fact is that even though new Vegito is great, my roster doesn't need him. Gohan went from being DBZ’s deuteragonist to just another face in the ground in the transition to GT. That’s when Gohan was chosen to fight in his place, as Goku understood that only Gohan had the physical capabilities to go Super Saiyan 2 and beat him for good. Unless your name is Goku, chances are you aren’t going to have a good time in Dragon Ball GT. Goku loses more than he wins in Dragon Ball Z; Vegeta loses against every single arc villain, and Piccolo didn’t win a single fight between the Buu saga and the Tournament of Power. Just the fact he has to go over anything basic is bad enough in its own right, but it doesn’t even lead to anything meaningful as Gohan does nothing for the next two arcs. Buu is a character visually designed to be underestimated, and his complete triumph over Gohan shows just how dangerous of an opponent he is. It’s worth noting that no movie villain has ever gotten as close to a victory as Bojack. What mysteries is the first half-saiyan hiding? Typical for Gohan in Super, he does not immediately transform into a Super Saiyan and gets tossed around like a doll. Hirudegarn 2nd form Vs Buutenks Dragon Ball / DBZ / GT Anime/Manga Chat Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. Where Vegeta destroyed Gohan and was then defeated by Gohan suddenly turning into an Oozaru, Tullece actually beats Gohan to a pulp in order to weaponize his Oozaru form against Goku. Despite being an important character in Dragon Ball, there's a lot we don't know about Gohan. When he returns, he tricks Gohan into letting Goten and Trunks fuse into Gotenks allowing him to then absorb the fused fighter. Even Android 18 manages to put up a better fight, and Gohan’s been stronger than her for decades at this point. Why didn't he? Gohan’s fight with Vegeta, while definitely understated compared to the absolutely stellar Goku versus Vegeta, is an important moment in. By trapping him, Gohan can use his Ultimate form to do serious damage, albeit by also placing himself in the cage. And Super Saiyan 2 kid Gohan was the beastliest ***** CHARACTER EVER! Gohan was only five years old when he was on planet Namek, meaning he went through some of the most traumatic experiences a person could go through before he hit puberty. At best, Gohan is simply stalling him while Goku and Krillin come up with the actual plan to stop Vegeta. Come Super’s adaptation of Resurrection F, Ginyu is back and he’s ready for revenge. Broly is kind of like Beerus in the sense that losing to him is more of a given than anything else. However, Gohan's growth throughout the franchise leaves us with one question: why only him? Gohan couldn’t beat Dabra, but he at least held his ground. Buu is a character visually designed to be underestimated, and his complete triumph over Gohan shows just how dangerous of an opponent he is. entries are starting to sound like a broken record, it’s only because Gohan’s arc in, is derivative of the same concept: Gohan doesn’t train hard enough. Why? We get how it might have happened, since 11-year-old Gohan sure looks like a teenager, but why is this still the term used to describe this point in his life. He does draw, but it’s a draw he struggles for. Imagine living your life so poorly you end up getting defeated by a guy who literally used to be a frog. Instead of coordinating their attacks accordingly, Gohan simply rushes in with no rhyme or reason hoping that he and 17 can handle the fight on their own. If anyone could have stopped Baby, it should have been Gohan. Secondly, Gohan was weakened by his other arm, now that's undebatable. Come the Tournament of Power, however, and Piccolo is once again pushing Gohan to his absolute limits. What follows is a genuinely horrific beatdown where Reacoom snaps Gohan’s neck with one, swift kick. It’s made all the worse by just how vicious Tullece is in forcing Gohan to transform. While practically all of Gohan’s losses in. He even gets to beat down on Gohan just like Vegeta! In the Cell fight, he was always just toying with Gohan. This is an important loss, not just for Gohan, but for the saga as a whole. Not just because he has to deal with the fallout of neglecting his training yet again, but because he loses every single major fight he participates in, and badly. Gohan does absolutely nothing of value in Dragon Ball GT, and that’s worse than losing any fight. For the longest time, this was the last time fans could see Gohan in action, and even writing “in action” felt like the world’s biggest stretch. He beats him up, grabs him tight, and forces his eyes open. as it completes Gohan’s arc in the Saiyan saga and shows everyone working together to take down the Saiyan Prince. Design-wise, this was to show that he had hung up his gi and taken up the books, becoming the great scholar his mom wanted him to  be. You want to know what’s even sadder? Gohan looks up to his dad and the two share a strong relationship, but is there more to their dynamic under the surface?Does Gohan have some bottled up feelings about how often his dad was missing from his life? Then there's the fact that Gohan is significantly stronger than his father, and you see where it's safe to say Gohan would be able to beat him without much trouble. These are the important Dragon Ball Z questions, people. This fight is honestly more sad than it is embarrassing. Essentially, it was going Super Saiyan 2 without the power draining effects that the transformation usually had. [[Category:{{{1}}}|Why can't Ultimate Gohan go ssj?]] It’s such an incredible transformation that Goku surpasses his son’s Ultimate state, which was already leagues stronger than anything Goku had access to. I hope you liked Gohan’s fight with Cell because that’s exactly what his fight with Bojack is in Bojack Unbound. If Gohan slacked off on his training just a bit more, he wouldn’t be able to turn SSJ and Shisami would have broken him on the spot. This is more of a question for all of the half-Saiyan hybrids, but it stems from Gohan. 1. When Gohan goes to fight him, he’s already at a disadvantage given Toppo’s sheer strength, but he messes up all the worse thanks to his inability to properly team up with Android 17. His body is limp, nobody’s around to save him, and it’s only a matter of time before his consciousness fades. In the anime, he delights in torturing Gohan by shooting death beams at his limbs until he collapses. Since Battle of Gods takes place in Dragon Ball’s manga continuity, and not too long after the end of Dragon Ball Z, it perhaps goes without saying that Gohan is still the strongest unfused character in the series by the beginning of the film. This resulted in him creating the Great Saiyaman identity, which he used to fight crime and protect the citizens of Satan city. Bojack legitimately almost won. Not a great fight, mind you, but still a better one. That's all well and good, but the Super Saiyan transformations are not additional power, they are power multipliers, so shouldn't going Super Saiyan still be possible in his Ultimate form? What’s particularly sad about Gohan’s fight against Nappa is that he had the perfect chance to do some serious damage, but he froze and couldn’t act when the time came to attack. It’s a look that works well for him in the original series as it’s fairly fresh and always works in benefit of the story, but, take the concept to an extreme, belittling Gohan to a character who exists only to get pummelled by the villains. When Akira Toriyama was writing the Dragon Ball Z manga, he planned on phasing out Goku as the main protagonist and having his son, Gohan, take his place. Gohan’s Oozaru form is mindless, after all, so there’s some natural drama in his father having to subdue him. Gohan has it rough. had fallen into. It’s this lack of strength that allows Shisami to grab ahold of Gohan and nearly snap his spine. We know that Mr. Satan gifted him and Videl a house, and he most likely provides financial support for them too, but that still doesn't tell us what it is Gohan does during the day. Wait, does Piccolo even sleep? 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