It seems that Toriyama had everything planned…
Gohan’s return in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero was an event that took a large part of the fandom by surprise, especially after he specialized in his professional life. This article will contain spoilers, if you don’t want to spoil your experience.we recommend you read the last chapters of this work, which are available in the online service of MangaPlus by ShueishaWell, there will be some details that we will mention to give context to something quite peculiar: Gohan’s future had already been sealed.
In Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball Chapter 197, Goku and the other Z Fighters decide to clamp down after Raditz kidnaps Gohan and incapacitates Goku with a single punch. Knowing that they are no match for the protagonist’s brother, they opt to team up with Piccolo, who agrees to help the team in a later chapter. While this chapter is the turning point in terms of character development for not only the core team of Z fighters, but also the great ex-Dragon Ball villain Piccolo, it is the opening page that draws the most attention, especially when we look back. This chapter shows us a small “spoiler”, knowing what happens in the later sagas of Dragon Ball.
The entire first page of this manga is completely occupied by Gohan, who speaks directly to the reader and says, “My name is Son Gohan. I am 4 years old. When I grow up, I want to be a great professional.”. As fans of this franchise know, especially those who closely follow Dragon Ball Super, Gohan becomes a great professional and even stops fighting villains and training altogether, in order to achieve his dream: a college career. .
While Gohan’s progression as a fighter in Dragon Ball Z is apparently proof that he would grow up to take Goku’s place as the planet’s strongest hero and leave behind his childhood dreams of going to school, Dragon Ball Super confirms just the opposite. Gohan gives up his warrior training, gets married, has a child, and vows to be the adult his 4-year-old self dreamed he would be..
While it’s not surprising that Gohan turned out this way given that Akira Toriyama is the writer behind the original Dragon Ball series and Dragon Ball Super, it’s impressive that the continuity of this character was not hindered by the decades of content in between, from Gohan’s first real appearance and now where he was at the beginning of Dragon Ball Super. Even though Gohan has since started training himself with Piccolo once again and is even the main focus behind the latest Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero movie, he still hasn’t given up on his dream of being a pro. .
Gohan’s return in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
While Gohan has become one of the main characters in Dragon Ball, he wasn’t actually introduced in the manga until about two hundred chapters and didn’t get a proper introduction until a chapter or two after that. However, once Gohan was recognized as a new official protagonist within the franchise continuity, his first page revealed his fate, one that would not be confirmed until the Dragon Ball Super sequel series decades later..
Gohan made his first appearance in Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball chapter 196 when Goku introduced his son to his old friends and allies, known collectively as the Z Fighters. However, before Gohan has a chance to become his own established character, he is kidnapped by his long-lost uncle, Raditz, who kidnapped Gohan in an attempt to coerce Goku into joining him and his gang. of Saiyan villains. Basically, Gohan starts his Dragon Ball career as a pawn, a piece in the story. However, once it’s time for Gohan to shine, Dragon Ball Z gives readers a full page that perfectly foretells Gohan’s future.One that has remained until the movie Dragon Ball Super: super Hero.