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Remember that time Goku rejected food cause he wanted to get rid of the fire that was destroying his fiance’s castle and trapping his father in law. That’s love man. 😘 When it comes to family/ wife he don’t mess around 

anonymous asked:

I mean, Toriyama can say that Goku doesn't care about people as much as he wants. But you can't say that, and expect people to believe it, when he went Super Saiyan for the first time because of Krillin being killed.

This is a really good crystallization of the issue.  I see these whackjobs crowing about “continuity” and “the manga” and “interviews”, to prove their point, but they get so obsessed that they lose sight of the work itself.  

Arguably, the very essence of the Dragon Ball story is Goku’s empathy towards other people.  I could rattle off a bunch of examples, but you’ve already brought up the most important one.  The whole point of the Super Saiyan concept was that it was presented as this “ultimate power up”, and Goku unlocks it through his compassion.  Saiyan culture rejected Goku for being weak and soft, but Saiyan biology channeled that “weakness” into strength. 

The argument that Goku is some kind of thoughtless, selfish, immature, sociopath is directly contradicted by that transformation.  If he didn’t care about his friends, or his son, or his wife waiting for him back on Earth, he would have suffered the same fate as all the other Saiyans that Frieza killed.  And this isn’t some obscure filler scene, or an off-hand comment in one of the Daizenshuu books.  This is the seminal moment of the entire franchise.   Goku cares deeply about other people in his life.  Any interpretation that ignores this is fallacy.  It’s like saying Batman doesn’t really mind crime that much. 

But familiarity breeds contempt, and for some the Super Saiyan introduction has become so ingrained in the imagination that it’s taken for granted.  That’s how these crackpot ideas gain traction with people.  They’re so fascinated with the idea of Goku as an uncaring jerk that they cling to whatever scraps of evidence they can find, all while ignoring the part where he turns into a Glowing Yellow Feels Monster.  

I suppose this is how religious extremism gets started.  You have these ideologies that preach love and tolerance, and there’s always someone who finds a way to twist it into an excuse to hurt people.   And they’ll bend over backwards to justify their actions within the framework of that ideology, but somehow completely ignore the overriding principle. 

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anonymous asked:

I wonder if someday Chichi told Goku that Yamcha was the first man that talk to her about love, he said he loved her (in Chichi's point of view he was genuine). I'd love to see how Goku would react to it. I like how the anime handles it, Bulma was so jealous :D but I don't remember if the manga touched this point. I'm just curious, how do you think he would react, especially if she told him after Gohan was born and he understands more about marriage.

Ya I don’t think the manga ever touched this part with goku. but it would be really fun to see this idea into a mini fanfic. xD

And I can imagine something this:…

*Goku playing with baby gohan in the living room while chichi is sowing some of goku’s cloth*

Chichi: Goku honey….I have a confession to make… (this has been on Chichi’s mind for a while but she didn’t know how to go about it. She was going to tell her husband sooner but he didn’t understand marriage that well. But now that he had a better understanding she felt it was the perfect time to tell him her little confession. Besides, married couples aren’t supposed to keep secrets from each other correct? )

Goku: Hmm? what’s up?

Chichi: umm….You know your friend Yamcha…? well….he had a crush on me back when we were kids and he told me he was “madly in love with me”…..

Goku: Heheh is that it?

Chichi: Huh!? You’re not jealous or anything?


Goku: Why would I be jealous? He’s not the one that got the girl right?

Chichi: Ah…..I guess you’re right


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Ya…..that’s how I will see it if they ever bring this conversation up about Yamcha. I just can’t really see goku getting jealous/upset or anything. ^^;

BUT if you do want to see a jealous Goku then maybe something like this? It could be more comical:

Chichi: Goku I have a confession to make….

Goku: Ya?

Chichi:  You know your friend Yamcha? Well he once told me he had a crush on me and he was madly in love with me…

Goku: He what now?

anonymous asked:

Hey. So, I know you prescribe to the whole theory of Goku being a "good" or "heroic" character, but wouldn't his motives kinda contradict that? Like during the Namek arc when he fought Freeza, he never really cared much about the Namekians themselves or even his friends, he just wanted to fight him because King Kai said Freeza was a strong opponent

ACTUALLY Goku explicitly states that the reason he WON’T fight Freeza is because King Kai told him not to.

Right here.

Volume 8 of DBZ: Page 99.

This is also right after Vegeta had Goku wanting to fight Freeza with all of his big talk about “there’s no way you’re as strong as him” which, I will give you, Goku looks pretty conflicted about it.

Volume 8 of DBZ: Pages 93 - 94.

Keep in mind, though, that Goku showing that he wanted to fight here does not change that he was CONFLICTED about it and in the end decided NOT TO.

He most definitely shows here that while he wanted to fight Freeza and test himself, he prioritized his family and friends. Stating that he’d rather they wish all the people Vegeta killed back to life and then get everyone back to Earth. This means that he was most likely planning to come back to fight Freeza, which would be reckless as it would mean he was prioritizing testing his strength over his own safety, but, once again, that’s his reckless nature. He STILL prioritized his family and friends over his own personal wants.

Being a good person doesn’t mean you never want something for yourself, it means setting aside your wants for the sake of others.

We all know, however, that Goku did end up fighting Freeza before everyone got home safe. But take a look at the situation. Goku was beaten up pretty bad in his fight with Ginyu and was healing. Then Freeza came to Gohan, Krillin and Vegeta (and Piccolo came to them later).

Which, during all this, btw, Goku was keeping track of their ki and was ready to jump out whether his wounds were healed or not to help them.

Volume 9 of DBZ: Page 149

He didn’t want out solely to fight Freeza. He wanted to save them. He was about to jump out because Gohan was about to die. It wasn’t until he felt Krillin come back and felt that his ki was restored that he relaxed enough to continue to wait. After all, Krillin’s ki was back and Goku had no idea how. He recognized that he didn’t know enough about what was going on.

Volume 9: Page 164

Volume 10: Pages 84 - 87

Look at this. That’s what he was feeling before hand. Vegeta dying, Vegeta, the strongest and toughest opponent Goku has faced before this, was dying at the hands of Freeza, a creature who’s power kept rising and rising for no explainable reason given what Goku knew.

As soon as he’s healed, he wastes no time.

Observe what he says:

“I’m coming, guys!!!! Just hang on!!!!”

Not “I’m coming for you, Freeza.” Not “this fight is going to be challenging!” Not “I hope I can win” nor “I know I can win.” He shouts a message out to his friends, Vegeta and son. “Hang on.” His primary motivation was to make sure everyone stayed alive. He takes note of his new power (that we as fans of this series know as the Zenkai Boost) and takes a second to fully process it. And then he runs to save everyone.

Goku did not go out of his way to fight Freeza at the expense of others. He was planning on avoiding Freeza at LEAST until after everyone else was safe and their business on Namek was done. It just so happened that circumstances pushed him to fighting Freeza while everyone else was still on Namek.

GUYS

I just noticed something

Remember when Goku asked Vegeta to go train and he had this blue shirt?

And Bulma was wearing this pink apron thingy?

And they kept emphasizing how Bulma will give birth soon

The shirt Vegeta is wearing here is the SAME when he talked with Goku about not wanting to go train to be there for Bulma, SHE GAVE BIRTH IN THAT ACTUAL DAY GUYS

It’s like he KNEW she was ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH

anonymous asked:

My goodness is Pikkon overrated. Thanks to a totally inconsistent filler arc, there's people that still think he compares to Cell. Canon Cell would do to Pikkon what Pikkon did to filler Cell.

First of all, Pikkon’s the man. Just want to make that clear up front. I’m not gonna knock a dude who fought Cell *and* appeared in Movie 12. Not gonna happen.

Mostly, I’m glad you brought this up because it finally gives me an excuse to talk about what I like to call the “Pikkon Paradox”. People bring this up from time to time, usually to demonstrate how wonky the filler is in DBZ, but as far as I’m concerned, there’s no discrepancy at all. Let’s take a look.

First, Perfect Cell defeated Goku at the Cell Games. There’s no disputing this, since Goku resigned from the battle and freely admitted that he couldn’t win. Then some other stuff happened and they both died. Moving on…

Second, Pikkon went to Hell to stop Cell from causing trouble in the afterlife. Pikkon fucking *destroyed* Cell in like two hits. It was beautiful. One of my favorite scenes in the whole series. Watch the Funimation dub with the Faulconer score, it’s epic.

Third, Goku faced Pikkon in the final match of the Grand Kai’s Otherworld Tournament. Officially, their match was ruled a draw, but Goku and Pikkon didn’t know they had been disqualified, and kept fighting. Goku managed to overpower Pikkon, earning a moral victory at the very least.

So the apparent contradiction here is that Pikkon dominated Cell, who defeated Goku, who narrowly beat Pikkon. Lol, filler, amirite? Well, it’s more complicated than the usual power rankings of DBZ. Here’s why.

First of all, Cell was a bioweapon designed specifically to fight and defeat Goku and his allies. His cells contain the genes of Goku himself, plus those of other Saiyans, Piccolo, Frieza, and King Cold. Also, he’s programmed with recordings of Goku’s battles on Earth, plus whatever information he gained by absorbing 17 and 18. The whole point of Cell was that he would have the inside track on any possible battle. He defeated Goku not just because he was stronger, but because he read Goku’s book. This was why Goku bet everything on Gohan, because he was counting on Gohan to tap into abilities Cell wouldn’t have been prepared for.

The best way to attack Cell is to surprise him. That’s why Piccolo’s Super Namek powers flummoxed him. That’s why he had such a hard time against Android 16. That’s why he had a meltdown against Super Vegeta. He was so confused by all these unexpected developments that he couldn’t focus on what he was doing.

In light of that, Pikkon’s quick victory over Cell makes sense. Pikkon’s an alien from a planet Dr. Gero had never even heard of. And Pikkon’s been dead for a long time, possibly centuries. His techniques are fast and devastating even when you know they’re coming. But Cell had no idea he was even fighting someone new. He flew after Goku, and then suddenly Pikkon swoops in and BAM!

From the Pikkon/Goku fight, we can infer that Pikkon was about as strong as Goku was against Cell, but remember that Goku got the drop on Cell too, using the Instant Transmission/Kamehameha combination. Once again, Cell had a power advantage, but he got suckered into a new move he wasn’t programmed to deal with, and it cost him. Pikkon’s moves were at least as devastating, and in Hell, that’s enough, because Pikkon didn’t need to defeat Cell in a tournament style match. He just needed to incapacitate him long enough for the oni to do whatever it is they do to keep guys under control in Hell. I always assumed the needle mountain had something to do with it.

What Pikkon does in DBZ is to illustrate the difference between a truly great fighter like Goku from a cheap imitation like Cell. Faced with the same unfamiliar techniques and far less power, Goku still managed to beat Pikkon (technically) by studying his movements and devising a counter attack. Cell can’t do any of that. All of his moves are copied from others, and he gets flustered whenever things don’t go according to plan. He never trained a day in his life, he was simply programmed in a tank for a very narrow purpose. He was stronger than Goku at one time, but not where it really *counts*.

anonymous asked:

I was on Youtube and there is this one video called "Top 10 Worse Couples in Anime" and it has Gochi as the thumbnail (didn't watch it since I didn't want to give views). Even worse, since I watch a lot of Dragon Ball videos, I see the link to said video everywhere. Can you write why Goku x Chichi is good to cheer me up?

I haven’t watched the video on youtube yet, but I saw brief post made about it on tumblr and other gochi fans were upset about too…. :(

And sure I can do that for you anon !  💕 ^_^ ((I’m planning on making a proper tag that way other gochi fans can look at it when they feel sad. Like maybe “Gochi analysis” or “Gochi posts” ? but for now you can look at the regular gochi tag in this blog. And see why other people like this couple and why they are not bad like other people think.  ))

List of Why Goku x Chichi is a good couple! :D

((If you’re a Gochi fan and want to express why you love the couple too please tag this blog! :D @57fandom59   💕  ))

1. When they first met they instantly became buddies/friends. They just connected.  This is funny to think about because they didn’t even have a rivalry like Goku’s other friends xD The most that ever happened between goku and chichi is that she got mad for 1 second cause of the pat pat he did. 

But then you see her quickly giggle it off and instead forms a little girly crush on him. But overall, NO rivalry between them. They got along very well. xD

((Also note how on this one episode Goku offers Chichi an apple (goku only offers you his food when he really likes you as a person)  and he spends some time to hang out with her. He feels so relaxed next to her that he even falls asleep. xD ))

2. WHAT EVER CHICHI WANTS HIM TO DO HE DOES IT. Like gaaaaahhh that is so cute!!! >< You see him tell her this as a kid 

*boom they get married years later (even though he forgot his promise. BTW I wouldn’t blame him for forgetting cause it’s been years and plus goku had so much stuff happen in his life it is easy to forget. PLUS Chichi looks kind of different from when she was a kid. but regardless of him forgetting he still married her because he remembered the promise he made and that he wants to make her happy. )) 

((Also notices how when they do get married, you can see it in his face that he is happy for his decision! xD He is such a goofball I swear/// )) 

THEN as an adult he still does what makes her happy;;;; Like JC this boy is too cute to this girl.

For example, in the future Chichi tells him to get his driver’s licences. 

So he does. THEN chichi tells him to get a job. He does it. And is a provider for his family now. (he has 2 jobs actually, farmer + Security guard ). 

And when she tells him to get the groceries he gets them for her. xD


3. GOCHI HAS LOTS OF THINGS IN COMMON : Both martial artists, both can ride nimbus, both have black hair and black/brown eyes etc. 

4. They’re height difference! :’D  I know this is not a big deal but to me it’s cute because the boy was so much shorter than her

((few years later. Goku is getting there but is still shorter than chichi haha xD ))

((few more years later Goku is finally taller than her! ! xD ))

Then BAM he just gets so much taller than her that I just asdfasdfasdfasdf *explodes* 

He gets so much taller in fact that the poor momma has to go on her tippy toes just to kiss him! xD LIKE that is so friekn cute I swear

5. THEY BOTH CONSISTENTLY THINK ABOUT EACH OTHER 

6. They’re ability to compromise and work out their differences! Like for example Goku wants to constantly train but chichi wants him to work.  LINK So they talked it out with each other and now the agreement between them is that Goku gets to go train as long as he puts some hours of work.

7. Chichi is the only character you see where Goku blushes around her or gets those cute anime beauty bubbles when he looks at her! xD LINK

7. Goku LOVES the fact that his wife can kick his butt!/her strong willed personality >:D 

9. And finally they have so much love and care the have for each other :’D They’re strong nakama bond! <333 LINK

((this actually turned out to be a long post…..lol whoops)) I hope you enjoyed this post anon! and that I made you feel better ^o^