Gohan’s poor eyesight is the reason why he can’t catch the potara earring in Dragon Ball Z, as revealed in Dragon Ball Super Chapter 96. Goku’s reckless decision to throw the earring despite knowing about it Gohan’s poor eyesight has put the fate of the universe in jeopardy. Even though Gohan lost the earring that led to the creation of Vegito, fans still yearned for the fusion of Gohan and Goku in the canon.
Chapter 96 of Super Dragon Ball finally offers an explanation for one of Dragon Ball Z’s most frustrating moments, when Gohan loses track of his potara earring, leaving him unable to merge with his father Goku. Although this powerful combination was revealed in Dragon Ball, fans have never seen it in any official Dragon Ball sequel or spin-off, making it a great mystery. .
Back in the Buu Saga, Goku is brought back to life by Elder Kai and given him potara earrings so Goku can merge with Gohan and defeat Buu that way. When Goku arrived on Earth, he was already wearing one potara earring and was holding the other in his hand. He screams for Gohan to catch it, but Gohan doesn’t even catch it, forcing him to crawl around and dig through the rubble in hopes of unearthing it. He eventually made it but it was too late to merge with Goku, and instead, Gohan was absorbed into Buu, allowing the villain to steal Gohan’s powers. Super finally gives a clue why Gohan couldn’t catch it.
Goku and Gohan’s fusion plan fails because of Gohan’s poor eyesight
Chapter 96 of Dragon Ball Super sees Gohan and Piccolo battle androids Gamma #1 and #2, and realize that they are not necessarily enemies. The Gammas finally realize the evil deeds of the Red Ribbon Army and begin to switch sides when Commander Magenta launches Cell Max. Piccolo, realizing that they still have a big battle ahead of them, tries to throw Gohan a Senzu Bean, but he fails to catch it and it once again falls to the ruins. Gohan shyly admits that his eyesight is bad without glasses or is transformed… and Gohan also has no glasses nor the ability to transform in Buu Saga.
Instead of Goku’s aim being deflected when he threw the earring, it seems that Gohan had trouble seeing such a small object and didn’t know where he needed to be to catch it. Goku was pretty reckless trying to throw the earring as it is now, but it’s even more so if he’s aware of Gohan’s poor eyesight and still does it. They were quite lucky that the earring was found, because there was a lot of debris on the ground, and if it hadn’t been found Vegito wouldn’t have existed and the entire universe might have been destroyed by that time. there. Buu’s hand.
To this day, Gohan and Goku have yet to merge in canon, use potara earrings, or combine dance, and fans often lament this lost opportunity. Although Gohan’s loss of the earring opened the door for Vegito, it would certainly have been easier to defeat Buu if Gohan had caught it and was able to wear the earring. Super Dragon Ball finally offered an explanation as to why Gohan missed the earring – it sucks that he had to miss another important piece to admit it.