While Dragon Ball GT is a direct sequel to Dragon Ball Z and features all the heroes of the original series—with more focus on Goku and Trunks in previous episodes of GT—none of the Z-Fighters previously appeared in Dragon Ball qualifies as GT’s greatest hero, as there’s a newcomer who proves with a life-saving mission that he’s truly the best of them all – and he’s truly a fan of the game. The ultimate Z-Fighter grave expected.
Dragon Ball GT begins five years after Dragon Ball Z’s 10-year jump, and within the first few minutes of the first episode, Goku is transformed into a child after Emperor Pilaf accidentally wishes for a strange transformation. That’s strange with the black star dragon balls.
Towards the end of the episode, it is revealed that the Black Star Dragon Balls are scattered throughout the universe after a wish is granted (accidentally or otherwise), and if they are not collected and brought back Earth within a year, the entire Earth will be destroyed. Goku boards a spaceship across the universe with Trunks and Pan to find these dragon balls and save the planet.
Gill is Dragon Ball GT’s greatest hero, not Goku or Trunks
As they travel through space, Goku and his companions encounter some eccentric friends and enemies – including a small robot named Gill. Gill is a small circular android that consumed the Dragon Radar at the beginning of the series before merging with it and becoming the Z-Fighters’ Dragon Radar. Gill’s introduction appears to be a way for the showrunners to make Dragon Radar a legitimate character within the canon of the universe – though Gill has proven himself to be more than just Dragon Radar with a personality.
In Dragon Ball GT season 1, episode 15, Pan, Gill, Trunks, and Goku land on a desert planet when Gill warns them of the fact that a Black Star Dragon Ball is located in this world. When they get there, their ship begins to break down, so Goku and Trunks work to repair the ship without giving Pan any tasks, making her feel like an invaluable member of the team. So Pan sets out to find the Dragon Ball alone – though she quickly finds herself dizzy from heat exhaustion, causing her to collapse in the middle of nowhere. Even worse, this planet also has giant sand worms hiding under the sand ocean. Pan, who was completely defenseless at the time, was the worms’ prime target – and the person who saved her was none other than Gill.
Gill tracked Pan down after she went missing on the planet before Goku and Trunks realized she was gone – and upon finding her, Gill fought one of the sandworms, saving Pan’s life in that process. Early in the episode, Goku fights a sandworm and has trouble taking it down – so if Gill can defeat an enemy that Goku struggles to defeat then clearly Gill’s power is worth it. tell. However, what really pushed Gill’s heroism to the forefront was that he risked his life to save Pan even though she had been nothing but mean and abusive to him since he first became a member. of the gang (which Pan even comments about Gill saving her). Then, to top it off, Gill even finds the Dragon Balls they were looking for on the planet – single-handedly saving Pan, slaying a powerful enemy and completing his mission to save Earth without even breaking a sweat. What a foul.
While Gill was introduced as a fun, light-hearted addition to the team who was definitely meant to be the comedic relief, this episode shows he’s much more than that as Gill proves himself to be the the greatest (and most surprising) hero in the Dragon Ball GT.
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Dragon Ball GT
Release date: March 26, 1997
Cast: Masako Nozawa, Yuko Minaguchi
Summary: Dragon Ball GT is the third series in Akira Toriyama’s most famous anime series. However, this is the first film that does not adapt the manga plot. Set after the events of the Buu Saga, Dragon Ball GT sees Goku and the Z-Warriors battle powerful villains such as Baby, Super 17, and the Shadow Dragons. 18 years after the 64-episode series met with a lukewarm reception, Dragon Ball Super replaced it in the anime’s official sequel.
Story by: akira toriyama
Writer: Akira Toriyama
Streaming service(s): Hulu
Franchise(s): Dragon ball
MC: Akira Toriyama