Goku is one of the most iconic anime characters of the late 80s and 90s. Not only has he appeared in at least four anime television series, multiple video games, and numerous manga series, Goku has been featured on all kinds of accessories and merchandise created for fans of the series. If you’re planning on buying a Dragon Ball Z Goku Shirt for yourself, a friend, or a loved one, you’ll likely benefit from a refresher on this vibrant character’s history and influence on the Dragon Ball universe as a whole. This article will do just that for you.
1. Goku in Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball is the first entry in the Dragon Ball universe and follows the adventures of Goku from his infancy to his pre-teen years. During this time, Goku meets many of the characters that would end up sticking with him for the rest of his life. He encounters his close friends Bulma, Krillin, and Yamcha, and he trains beneath Master Roshi who is an important influence on him and his family for the rest of the series. In Dragon Ball, Goku is young, naïve, energetic, kind, but sometimes headstrong and foolish. His ultimate devotion to do good, though, leads him to be a hero and protect many innocent people from villainous groups like the Red Ribbon Army, for example.
2. Goku in Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z brings us an older and stronger version of Goku, who is no less energetic and no less absent-minded than his younger self. In Dragon Ball Z, Goku faces some of his toughest adversaries yet, ghosts of his mysterious past come to hunt him down. Throughout the series, his strength, perseverance, and devotion to heroism help him triumph against numerous terrible threats to Earth and the galaxy.
3. Goku in Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Super is the latest entry in the Dragon Ball universe, and it features Goku later on in his life with his two sons. Still a strong fighter, the early episodes of Dragon Ball Super explores Goku’s fatherly side. Dragon Ball Super explores the passing of the torch to the next generation, a theme that was only touched on in Dragon Ball Z. Additionally, Goku’s presence in Dragon Ball Super is one in which he has a lot more to think about on a personal level than in previous installments. His children, who did not enter the picture until near the end of Dragon Ball Z, are the people he needs to think about when fighting or leaving for training.
When you go to buy a Dragon Ball Z Goku t-shirt for you or a loved one, keep these important, milestone appearances of Goku in mind. Each era of our beloved hero represents a different time of his life that explores a different theme. Choose the one that fits your personal tastes and philosophy best.
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