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Death Battle Combatant
Goku go
The Tenacious Super Saiyan
Son Goku
Origin Dragon Ball
Ch.1 "Bulma and Son Goku"
(1984)
Company Shueisha
Appearance(s) Goku VS Superman
Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro (cameo)
Solid Snake VS Sam Fisher (cameo)
Goku VS Superman 2
Hercule Satan VS Dan Hibiki (cameo)
Deadpool VS Pinkie Pie (cameo)
I am the hope of the universe. I am the answer to all living things that cry out for peace. I am protector of the innocent. I am the light in the darkness. I am truth. Ally to good; nightmare to you!
~ Goku to Frieza

Son Goku (birth name Kakarot) is the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball series. He appeared in the 25th episode and Season 1 Finale of DEATH BATTLE!, Goku VS Superman, and the rematch in the 50th episode, where he fought against Superman from DC Comics. In both appearances, he was voiced by Lawrence "MasakoX" Simpson.

History

Born from a low-class warrior named Bardock on Planet Vegeta with the birthname Kakarot, Goku was a member of the warrior race known as Saiyans. Shortly after being born, he narrowly escaped the extinction of his entire race as an infant when he was sent from a space pod to Earth with the mission to wipe out the inhabitants and conquer the planet. A martial arts master, Son Gohan, found him and took Goku under his wing, who forgot his mission after falling in a ravine and hitting his head. Throughout his life, he trains hard and strives to be the greatest warrior possible, while at the same time using his amazing strength and skills to uphold peace.

DEATH BATTLE! Info (Goku VS Superman)

Background

Training

  • w/ Grandpa Gohan
    • Kung-Fu & basic ki training
  • w/ Roshi [Kame-Sennin Ryu]
    • Intense labor develops superhuman ability
  • w/ Korin
    • Trains endurance & opponent anticipation
  • w/ Kami & Popo
    • Senses, meditation, & precision
  • w/ King Kai [Kaio-Ken]
    • Advanced ki training & 10x gravity

Fighting Techniques

Ki Attacks

Kamehameha

  • Means "Turtle Destruction Wave"
  • Concentrates ki into a single point
  • Requires some time to charge
  • Variants

Ki Manipulation

Kaio-Ken

  • Taught by North King Kai
  • Multiplies ki and physical power
  • Too much strain can be fatal
  • Multiplication amount is controlled
  • Goku's highests multiplication: 20x

Inventory

Power Pole (Nyoi-Bo)

  • Indestructible
  • Extends & contracts on command
  • Limitless reach

Flying Nimbus (Kinto-Un)

  • Flies at Mach 1.5
  • Exclusive to people with a pure heart

Senzu Beans

  • Instantly heals wounds & broken bones
  • Restores ki
  • Stored in a belt pouch

Transformations

Great Ape (Ozaru)

  • Base power x 10

Full Powered Super Saiyan

  • Base power x 50

Super Saiyan 2

  • Super Saiyan 1 power x 2

Super Saiyan 3

  • Super Saiyan 2 power x 4

Super Saiyan 4

  • Super Saiyan 3 power x 10

Weaknesses

  • Avoids unfair advantages
  • No formal education
  • Sometimes too forgiving
  • Super forms drain energy
  • Limited amount of ki

DEATH BATTLE! Info (Goku VS Superman 2)

Son Goku / Kakarot

  • Martial Arts
    • Kung-fu
    • Kame-Sennin Ryu
    • Kaio-Ken

Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro

During the final clash between the martial artists in Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro, Goku in his Super Saiyan God form is briefly seen fighting Superman, foreshadowing the rematch in the nearby future.

Solid Snake VS Sam Fisher

The teaser from the Boba Fett VS Samus Aran (Remastered) livestream where Goku is seen charging his Super Saiyan God form is briefly seen in Solid Snake VS Sam Fisher on the computer Sam Fisher is hacking.

Hercule Satan VS Dan Hibiki

In Hercule Satan VS Dan Hibiki, when Mr. Satan starts panicking as Dan Hibiki charges his Shinku Gadouken, he briefly sees Dan as Goku charging up his Kamehameha to remind the audience of his fear of chi users.

Deadpool VS Pinkie Pie

During Deadpool VS Pinkie Pie, a figure and Funko Pop figure of Super Saiyan Goku can be seen in the background on the set of DEATH BATTLE! Cast during Deadpool's invasion of the show.

​One Minute Melee

Goku appeared in a Season 3 April Fools episode of One Minute Melee, where the fight was supposedly against Sonic the Hedgehog, but he ends up defeating him and a number of characters who have his ham with little effort, including Godzilla, Kirby, and most of the Avengers. He was finally stopped in the end by Saitama from the One-Punch Man series. His "One Minute Massacre" was later referenced in Superman VS Saitama and Raiden VS Genos.  

He later had a cameo appearance in Cell VS Meruem, where he teleported Cell to King Kai's planet after the villain is defeated by Meruem, reenacting the ending to the Cell saga.  

In Gohan VS Superboy, a training session between him and Gohan went bad resulting in a clone of Goku going free (likely to be the same clone who fought Sonic and the after-mentioned characters from earlier).  

The real Goku appeared in the Season 5 Finale to fight against Saitama from the One-Punch Man series and lost. 

DBX

Goku made a brief cameo in Ronald McDonald VS Colonel Sanders, he's seen sitting behind Wario at a McDonald's.

In the Season 4 Premiere, Gohan VS Superboy, Goku's spirit appeared alongside his son to reenact the famous Father-Son Kamehameha that Gohan uses to finish off Superboy.

In the Season 4 Finale, Batman VS Iron Man, Goku can be seen in the crowd during the auction in the beginning.

Kid Goku appeared in Season 5 of DBX, where he fought against Gon Freecss from the Hunter × Hunter series and won.

DEATH BATTLE! Quotes

Goku VS Superman

  • "Don't be so sure..."
  • "I sense him. He's strong... stronger than anyone I've ever fought."
  • "Finally... someone as strong as me!"
  • "An alien? It's only a matter of time before he destroys the planet! Nimbus!"
  • "Hey there."
  • "You look pretty strong. Let's fight."
  • "Oh boy! This is gonna be fun!"
  • "Kaio-Ken!"
  • "Wha... what? I... I can't move..."
  • "What did you do to me?!"
  • "Ah... Sensu bean! Want one?"
  • "I... am Son Goku! And I..."
  • "...Am a Super Saiyan!"
  • "Kame... Hame... Haaaaaa!!!"
  • "Huh? Hey, what are you doing?"
  • "Is that rock hurting you?"
  • "There. Okay, let's go."
  • "I wanna beat you at your best. It's no fun if it's not fair."
  • "Power Pole extend!"
  • "The game's not as fun when you're losing, is it?"
  • "He can even keep up with Super Saiyan 3. What makes him so strong?"
  • "Solar Flare!"
  • "It's over Superman! No one is stronger than Super Saiyan 4, my ultimate form!"
  • "Oh no you don't!"
  • "Ka... me... Ha... me... Haaaaaaa!!!"
  • "Kai...o...KEEEEN!"
  •  "Phew. That's... it. Good... fight."
  • "Wait... he's... there's no way... he's still alive!"
  • "It's... it's the Sun. He's using the Sun. But I'm... I'm drained."
  • "Sun... lend me your energy."
  • "Dragon... FIIIST!"

Goku VS Superman 2

  • "Hey Superman!"
  • "Ready for a rematch?"
  • "Eat this! Kamehameha!"
  • "You haven't seen anything yet!"
  • "Don't get ahead of yourself buddy, you're not the only one with that kind of power..." 
  • "You're finished!"
  • "Get off my planet!" 
  • "No, I will never back down from a fight!" 
  • "KA...ME...HA...ME...HAAAAAA!"
  • "I will beat you!"
  • "But King Kai, I don't understand."
  • "Sure I can! I'll just train harder than ever!" 
  • "Nah, sounds boring. (stomach rumbling) Oops! Heh heh, King Kai, do you have anything to eat?"
  • "What? My stomach has limits too you know! Hahahahaha...."

Gallery

Trivia

References

DEATH BATTLE Combatants
Season 1 Boba Fett - Samus Aran | Akuma - Shang Tsung | Rogue - Wonder Woman | Goomba - Koopa Troopa | Mike Haggar - Zangief | Leonardo - Donatello - Michelangelo - Raphael | Zitz - Leonardo | Yoshi - Riptor | Felicia - Taokaka | Kratos - Spawn | Bomberman - Dig Dug | Vegeta - Shadow the Hedgehog | Mario - Sonic the Hedgehog | Justin Bieber - Rebecca Black | Luke Skywalker - Harry Potter | Chun-Li - Mai Shiranui | Starscream - Rainbow Dash | Master Chief - Doomguy | Dr. Eggman - Dr. Wily | Princess Zelda - Princess Peach | Thor - Raiden | Link - Cloud Strife | Batman - Spider-Man | Pikachu - Blanka | Son Goku - Superman
Season 2 He-Man - Lion-O | Shao Kahn - M. Bison | Ryu Hayabusa - Strider Hiryu | Ivy Valentine - Black Orchid | Fox McCloud - Bucky O'Hare | The Terminator - RoboCop | Luigi - Tails | Venusaur - Blastoise - Charizard | Fulgore - Sektor | Godzilla - Gamera | Batman - Captain America | White Tigerzord - Gundam Epyon | Ryu - Scorpion | Deadpool - Deathstroke | Kirby - Majin Buu | Ragna the Bloodedge - Sol Badguy | Gaara - Toph Beifong | Boba Fett - Samus Aran | Chuck Norris - Segata Sanshiro | Guts - Nightmare | Iron Man - Lex Luthor | Beast - Goliath | Solid Snake - Sam Fisher | Darth Vader - Doctor Doom | Son Goku - Superman | Donkey Kong - Knuckles the Echidna | Wolverine - Raiden | Hercule Satan - Dan Hibiki | Yang Xiao Long - Tifa Lockhart | Mega Man - Astro Boy | Green Arrow - Hawkeye | Red - Charizard - Tai - Agumon
Season 3 Dante - Bayonetta | Bowser - Ganondorf | Ratchet & Clank - Jak & Daxter | The Flash - Quicksilver | The Joker - Sweet Tooth | Mewtwo - Shadow the Hedgehog | The Meta - Agent Carolina | Cammy White - Sonya Blade | Tracer - The Scout | Ken Masters - Terry Bogard | Amy Rose - Ramona Flowers | The Hulk - Doomsday | Roronoa Zoro - Erza Scarlet | Deadpool - Pinkie Pie
Season 4 Lara Croft - Nathan Drake | Scrooge McDuck - Shovel Knight | Venom - Bane | Megazord - Voltron | Natsu Dragneel - Portgas D. Ace | Sub-Zero - Glacius | Android 18 - Captain Marvel | Metal Sonic - Zero | Lucario - Renamon | Balrog - TJ Combo | The Shredder - Silver Samurai | Smokey Bear - McGruff the Crime Dog | Thor - Wonder Woman | Naruto Uzumaki - Ichigo Kurosaki | Batman Beyond - Spider-Man 2099 | Sephiroth - Vergil
Season 5 Black Panther - Batman | Raven - Twilight Sparkle | Jotaro Kujo - Kenshiro | Crash Bandicoot - Spyro the Dragon | Sora - Pit | Leon S. Kennedy - Frank West | Doctor Strange - Doctor Fate | Ryu - Jin Kazama | Samurai Jack - Afro Samurai | Carnage - Lucy | Optimus Prime - RX-78-2 Gundam | Nightwing - Daredevil | Mario - Sonic the Hedgehog | Ultron - Sigma | Master Roshi - Jiraiya | Thanos - Darkseid
Season 6 Aquaman - Namor | Mega Man - Mega Man X - Mega Man Volnutt - MegaMan.EXE - Star Force Mega Man | Black Widow - Widowmaker | Captain Marvel - Shazam | Wario - King Dedede | Ben Tennyson - Green Lantern | Weiss Schnee - Mitsuru Kirijo | Johnny Cage - Captain Falcon | Aang - Edward Elric | Ghost Rider - Lobo | Dragonzord - Mechagodzilla | Sasuke Uchiha - Hiei | Ganondorf - Dracula | Mob - Tatsumaki | Deadpool - The Mask | All Might - Might Guy
Season 7 Miles Morales - Static | Black Canary - Sindel | Leonardo - Red Ranger | Genos - War Machine | Gray Fullbuster - Esdeath | Goro - Machamp | Cable - Booster Gold | Obi-Wan Kenobi - Kakashi Hatake | Danny Phantom - Jake Long | She-Ra - Wonder Woman | Beerus

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