Son Goku (born 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, as well as the rematch in the 50th episode, where he fought against Superman from DC Comics.
Born from a low-class warrior named Bardock on Planet Vegeta, Kakarot was a member of the war-like alien race known as the 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 kind old man named Gohan soon found him and took in the young Kakarot, renaming him as "Son Goku". He was quite a vicious child until he hit his head after falling in a ravine, giving him amnesia and erasing his natural-born Saiyan bloodlust. As Goku grew, he also developed a love for fighting and adventure, traveling the world in frequent search of the legendary wish-granting Dragon Balls, as well as to train and fight against strong opponents. Trained by legendary masters and god-like beings, Goku became Earth's protector against all that come its way, be it aliens, androids, mystical entities, gods, or even his own race. To this day, he still 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
- Full Name: Son Goku
- Birth Name: Kakarot
- Age: 53 [Body = 45]
- Height: 175 cm / 5'9"
- Weight: 62 kg / 137 Ibs
- Occupation: Radish farmer
- Masters: Muten Roshi, Korin, Popo, Kami, North Kai, Old Kai
- 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
- After-Image (Zanzouken)
- Rock, Scissors, 'N' Paper (Janken)
- Fist Shockwave
- Fist of Eight Hands (Hasshu-ken)
- Ki Blast
- Destructo Disk (Kienzan)
- Solar Flare (Taiyo-ken)
- Ki Barrier
- Kiai Cannon
- Spirit Bomb (Genki Dama)
- Dragon Fist
- Means "Turtle Destruction Wave"
- Concentrates ki into a single point
- Requires some time to charge
- Taught by North King Kai
- Multiplies ki and physical power
- Too much strain can be fatal
- Multiplication amount is controlled
- Goku's highest multiplication: 20x
- Power Pole (Nyoi-Bo)
- 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
- 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
- Avoids unfair advantages
- No formal education
- Sometimes too forgiving
- Super forms drain energy
- Limited amount of ki
Son Goku / Kakarot
- Martial Arts
- Kame-Sennin Ryu
- Ki blasts and barriers
- Solar Flare
- Spirit Bomb
- Instant Transmission
- Dragon Fist
- Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan
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.
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.
For an article covering Goku's appearance in DBX, visit the DBX Wiki.
Goku made a brief cameo in Ronald McDonald VS Colonel Sanders, he's seen sitting behind Wario at a McDonald's.
He made a cameo in the Season 4 Premiere, Gohan VS Superboy, where his spirit appeared alongside his son to reenact the famous Father-Son Kamehameha that Gohan uses to finish off Superboy.
Kid Goku appeared in Season 5 of DBX, where he fought against Gon Freecss from the Hunter × Hunter series and won.
He made a cameo in the Season 6 Premiere, Gogeta VS Vegito, where he and Vegeta as well as a second Goku and Vegeta fuse into Vegito and Gogeta, respectively.
Death Battle Quotes
- 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!
- 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!!!
- 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!
Arsenal and Abilities
- Goku is the second Hitotsubashi character to appear, after Vegeta, and with the next 36 being Majin Buu, Gaara, Guts, Hercule Satan, Roronoa Zoro, Portgas D. Ace, Android 18, Naruto Uzumaki, Kurama, Ichigo Kurosaki, Jotaro Kujo, Kenshiro, Lucy, Master Roshi, Jiraiya, Gamabunta, Sasuke Uchiha, Hiei, Mob, Tatsumaki, All Might, Might Guy, Genos, Kakashi Hatake, Beerus, Shoto Todoroki, Vinsmoke Sanji, Rock Lee, Broly, Goku Black, Dio Brando, Madara Uchiha, Sōsuke Aizen, Saitama, Tanjiro Kamado, and Jonathan Joestar.
- He is the second Dragon Ball character to appear, after Vegeta, and with the next seven being Majin Buu, Hercule Satan, Android 18, Master Roshi, Beerus, Broly, and Goku Black.
- He is the first Hitotsubashi character to lose, and with the next 18 being Majin Buu, Gaara, Portgas D. Ace, Ichigo Kurosaki, Jotaro Kujo, Jiraiya, Gamabunta, Sasuke Uchiha, Mob, All Might, Genos, Kakashi Hatake, Rock Lee, Goku Black, Sōsuke Aizen, Saitama, Tanjiro Kamado, and Vegeta.
- Goku is the first Anime/Manga character to fight against a Comic Book character, and with the next 12 being Android 18, Lucy, Amuro Ray, RX-78-2 Gundam, Mob, Genos, Crona, Broly, Goku Black, Saitama, Vegeta, and Tetsuo Shima.
- Goku is the first non-Marvel character to fight a DC character, and with the next eight being Sweet Tooth, Twilight Sparkle, Ben Tennyson, Sindel, She-Ra, Archie Sonic, Goku Black, and Jinx.
- Goku and his opponent are the fifth and sixth returning combatants, after Leonardo, Batman, Boba Fett, and Samus Aran, and with the next 25 being Charizard, Shadow the Hedgehog, Deadpool, Metal Sonic, Thor Odinson, Wonder Woman, Ryu, Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, Captain Marvel, Tommy Oliver, Ganondorf, Red Ranger, Venom, The Hulk, Lex Luthor, Doctor Doom, Link, Cloud Strife, Iron Man, Akuma, Shao Kahn, Vegeta, and Raiden.
- He is the third returning loser, after Batman and Boba Fett, and with the next 13 being Charizard, Shadow the Hedgehog, Wonder Woman, Ryu, Mario, Mega Man, Captain Marvel, Tommy Oliver, Red Ranger, The Hulk, Lex Luthor, Cloud Strife, and Thor Odinson.
- Goku's loss is without question the most controversial in Death Battle history. After the fight premiered, the new DBZ films Battle of Gods (Kami to Kami) and Resurrection "F" (Fukkatsu no F) were released with Goku acquiring two new forms named Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (which was later renamed to Super Saiyan Blue). This resulted in people requesting a rematch with these forms. Ben & Chad originally stated they had no interest in doing it, but they eventually did it.
- This was later referenced in Kirby VS Majin Buu. ScrewAttack had an ad for 10% off a Super Saiyan God Goku Funko. In the ad, Ben is overjoyed to see the Funko, but it is possessed (and voiced once again by MasokoX), reminding Ben about the rage in the comments and spins its head in a parody of The Exorcist. Ben then traps the Funko back in its box.
- In the Death Battle livestream of Boba Fett VS Samus Aran (2015), there was a teaser of Goku in his Super Saiyan God form. In Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro, when the black hole the combatants create shows a montage of past episodes, a glimpse can be seen of SSJ God Goku punching Superman.
- This controversy would eventually be trumped by Ben 10 VS Green Lantern.
- Goku and his opponent are the first and second combatants to have their voice actor return, and with the next seven being Shadow the Hedgehog, Deadpool, Captain Marvel, Red Ranger, Wonder Woman, Venom, and Lex Luthor.
- Goku is the third combatant to become a spirit, after Starscream and M. Bison, and with the next nine being Dan Hibiki, Bayonetta, Ramona Flowers, Silver Samurai, Jotaro Kujo, Lobo, Jake Long, Venom, and Yoda.