While Dragon ball superthe most ardent fans know quite a bit about Goku‘father of Bardock So far, Goku himself hasn’t been so lucky; The brain damage he suffered in his youth erased any remaining memories he may have had with his parents. Plus, with the Saiyan species nearly extinct, there weren’t many people around to tell him stories about his old man, but finally, Goku had the chance to hear his father, if only for a moment. record.
Granolah’s story in Dragon Ball Super revealed a lot about Bardock, starting with his presence during the attack on Granolah’s homeworld, planet Cereal. However, Bardock took a stand against the Heeters who organized the invasion and actually protected young Granolah and his Namekian caretaker, Monaito, who would become the planet’s sole survivors. . He even went toe-to-toe with Gas, Heeter’s muscle, who proved to be extremely difficult for modern Saiyans.
It’s a lighter portrait of Bardock than fans expected, so this new storyline has caused a bit of controversy, as it implies Goku’s goodness comes from his father and not his father. as a result of the original brain damage that prevented him from conquering Earth.
Goku hears his father’s voice for the first time
In chapter #82 of Dragon Ball Super, Monaito creates a broken Scouter that he apparently kept for 40 years, claiming it was the one Bardock wore when fighting Gas. Vegeta is able to turn on the Scouter, hoping that any records in the device’s memory might provide some insight into Gas’s weakness. Using Granolah’s Oatmeel blindfolded robot, they are able to play an audio clip of Bardock’s voice. Although this chapter ends before the fight between Bardock and Gas can be resolved, it gives Goku the opportunity to hear his father’s voice for the first time, briefly sparking memories of previous moments. when he was launched to Earth.
Although Goku had never been too worried about not knowing his parents, it seemed like Bardock’s voice had awakened something deep inside. Even though there are only a few pictures, it’s clear that this moment means a lot to Goku. After all, Goku has always been depicted as having a very different temperament than most Saiyans, including his brother Raditz, who nearly killed him when they met. Many fans have assumed that it was because Goku hit his head when he arrived on Earth.
Dragon Ball Super changed Goku and Bardock’s relationship forever
However, the consequence of that belief is that Earth’s greatest hero is the result of an accident, and everything that makes Goku “good” is actually a flaw by Saiyan standards. This change in Bardock’s personality is significant, but the opportunity for Goku to learn about his father’s deeds is even more so; Goku is no longer the only “good” Saiyan, and whether he cares about that or not, he can know for sure that his father would be proud of the life he lived on Earth.
Goku had never thought much about his Saiyan family before, but when he heard the entire recording, he felt his heritage for the first time in his life. Perhaps, this will make Goku want to learn more about his father. While tracking down information about Bardock may be difficult, it’s not impossible, especially with some of the resources Goku has access to. For example, it will be quite touching when Goku and Vegeta learn of Bardock’s brave final battle against Frieza to protect their planet, as shown in the movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
Shonen protagonists often have difficult relationships with their fathers, who are often absent, neglectful, or downright evil. Goku’s lack of a father made him different, but this moment didn’t ruin that. Hope that, Goku And Super Dragon Ball Will try to follow up BardockGoku’s excellent flashback and further exploration of Goku’s relationship with his father.