Anyone familiar with goku knows that every bit of strength and power he unlocks throughout the Dragon Ball canon has been earned through arduous training, fierce battles, and even death, albeit with a utterance. out in the already controversial story Super Dragon Ball anime, the entire character and history of Goku is completely destroyed.
Goku began training to be the best martial artist in the world even before the start of the original Dragon Ball series, as his adoptive grandfather, Gohan, sheltered him both as a child and as a teenager. is his student. After Gohan’s death, Goku began training with perhaps the greatest martial artist the world had ever seen, Master Roshi. From there, Goku will continue to train with some of the most powerful entities in the universe (including literal gods like Kami, King Kai, and eventually Lord Beerus/Whis). With all this accumulated training, not only has Goku become incredibly powerful on a cosmic scale, but he has also become an inspirational character who values hard work and believes it’s the only way to get through. get real power. Despite all that, in Dragon Ball Super, Goku almost took a shortcut for a quick upgrade.
Dragon Ball Super shows Goku excited about upgrading Old Kai, betraying his character
In Dragon Ball Super episode #91, Goku has just finished gathering all the warriors that will participate in the Multiverse Power Tournament. At the beginning of the episode, while Goku is contemplating what to do with his little free time before the tournament, Old Kai interjects, saying he can perform the same ritual as he did with Gohan to unlock his ‘Unleashed Potential’, an extremely powerful state that will unleash Goku’s full potential. However, that ritual took about 25 hours to complete and they didn’t have that much time before the tournament. When Old Kai was forced to withdraw his offer after learning of their limited time, Goku was disappointed, after expressing excitement at the chance to unlock his full powers without needing. train.
Goku is considered the archetype of every Shonen hero, who worked hard to get the strength and power he currently wields, and up until this point in Dragon Ball Super, he won’t have. any other way. Goku’s commitment to doing things the hard way is what made him so powerful and in control of his abilities, and accepting upgrades quickly would undermine his growth. If he were given power to himself, he wouldn’t be better than the likes of Zamasu or Gas who took similar shortcuts. Therefore, the fact that Goku is so excited to unlock his latent power without having to practice to acquire it, and then disappointed to learn that it can’t be done, is an insult to him. with his character and his long history in the Dragon Ball legend.
Accepting Old Kai’s offer goes against everything Goku stands for
It is true that in the past Goku accepted a quick power upgrade when drinking Super Holy Water. However, at that time he was just a child and the personality of a boxer was not fully developed. Also, on that occasion, King Piccolo had just killed many of Goku’s friends so he was very angry and ready to compromise.
Dragon Ball Super has always been a controversial series as many fans disagree with how some characters are portrayed compared to their original DBZ characters. Luckily, Toriyama’s Dragon Ball Super manga removed the scene entirely, so fans can try to forget this ever happened. However, as long as this episode lasts, it will be one more mistake that fans can refer to in their overall frustration with the sequel, as Super Dragon Ball destroyed gokucharacter and history of just one short scene.