He goes from DBZ’s second most important character to a nobody in GT. This fight is particularly scary because Gohan could have pacified Cell at a moment’s note. Rather, he’s unceremoniously wrecked with an AoE blast that takes out Goten and Trunks with him. It’s only natural Beerus would continue his onslaught of destruction by taking out the rest of the cast without trouble, Gohan included. He shouldn’t be an afterthought in an enemy’s blast, but that’s exactly what happens against Super 17. level 2. The Androids take Gohan’s arm, fight him back long enough for the Senzu crop to wither away completely, and then even reveal to him that Android 17 was only ever using half his power. It’s actually incredibly dark if you think about it, especially considering how Gohan had absolutely no chance of surviving without Vegeta’s interference. So, why did he just let his brother go without this essential skill for warriors. It really cannot be understated just how much Gohan gets destroyed in battle. Gohan can’t go Ultimate, can’t subdue his brother, and ends up gets his body stolen by Baby. The wish could have been conducted during the bit where Vegeta was buying time for the S.Bomb. It really cannot be understated just how much Gohan gets destroyed in battle. , but this might be the most uncomfortable given the context. Did he not hang out with his brother at all? As a result, not much of importance can actually happen, and that means Gohan can’t win a fight. Oh Gohan, you came so frustratingly close to solving the Buu crisis all on your own and you had to mess it up. Thus, Chi-Chi homeschooled Gohan for most of his young life, finally letting him attend public school when he was 17. In the wake of Piccolo’s demise, Nappa prepares to crush Gohan with his foot, ending the half-Saiyan’s life before he could even fight back. He does fight him in base, so it’s unfair to view this as a full out loss, but Gohan should honestly know better than to hold back during a fight against Frieza's army. Just like with Nappa, Goku arrives right in time, but there’s an added moment of panic when Goku has to force the Senzu down Gohan’s throat. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers, . 3: Buu is a More Intelligent and Have The Creativity of SS3 Gotenks. It’s a look that works well for him in the original series as it’s fairly fresh and always works in benefit of the story, but GT and Super take the concept to an extreme, belittling Gohan to a character who exists only to get pummelled by the villains. His body is limp, nobody’s around to save him, and it’s only a matter of time before his consciousness fades. When Akira Toriyama was writing the Dragon Ball Z manga, he planned on phasing out Goku as the main protagonist and having his son, Gohan, take his place. Good job, Gohan. In the Frieza saga, Ginyu believes that switching bodies with Goku will make him an unstoppable fighter. For one thing, was there any sort of record-fudging that happened because Gohan is physically 18, but chronologically 17? Almost as soon as Vegeta saves him from Gurd, Gohan is thrust into a fight against Reacoom. You’d really think Gohan would have learned his lesson in underestimating his opponents by the Buu saga. Gohan was on death’s door before his dad’s spirit showed up to save him. As soon as Super Buu becomes Buutenks, the fight is effectively over. This is more of a question for all of the half-Saiyan hybrids, but it stems from Gohan. Okay so when vegeta and goku are fighting kid buu and they used the dragonballs gohan is back to life, why didn't kabito kai teleport and grabbed gohan or hell even trunks and goten to fight kid buu. At this point, Gohan isn’t in the tip-top shape he needs to be and he pays for it. Come, , Ginyu is back and he’s ready for revenge. The third Dragon Ball Z film, this movie saw Tullece coming to Earth in a pseudo-retelling of the Saiyan invasion at the end of the Saiyan saga. It’s even commented on in-universe that Gohan is commiting a rookie mistake by trying to fight in-sync with someone he’s never fought with. He’s Goku’s son and Pan’s father, but that doesn’t mean anything of value for Toei. Out of universe, it’s downright disrespectful to Gohan’s legacy. We know he's not a professor's assistant, since he turned down that job offer to be there for his daughter, so what does he do? 1.33x gap between Gotenks and Gohan.Gotenks only hope in winning is if he caught Gohan off guard by using his Ghost Kamikaze Attack.If SSJ Gotenks can damage Evil Boo who is 8x stronger … Come the time of Dragon Ball Super, the two are still close, so close that Piccolo hangs around their house and babysits Pan, becoming an expert at it to the point that Videl calls him Pan's "Uncle Piccolo.". In GT, Gohan loses because he’s not Goku. Why didn't they use the last wish to to transport Gohan to the land of the kais? - SSjin 3 Goku vs Super Buutenks (Full Power) = Fight barely lasts 5 or so minutes, but Goku actually manages to tussle with Buutenks, blast him away with ki (better than anything Gohan managed) and even engage in a super-speed clash. Not just because he has to deal with the fallout of neglecting his training yet again, but because he loses every single major fight he participates in, and badly. That’s when Gohan was chosen to fight in his place, as Goku understood that only Gohan had the physical capabilities to go Super Saiyan 2 and beat him for good. Because they like Kid Buu. GO GOHAN!" Buutenks clearly wasnt trying to kill Gohan or he would have blown up the planet. It’s an embarrassing reminder of the importance of training and one that guides Gohan’s character arc for the rest of the Buu saga. It’s this lack of strength that allows Shisami to grab ahold of Gohan and nearly snap his spine. Don't you think he should've grown up to be more like his future counterpart instead of his pathetic nerdy self. It’s one thing to get destroyed in battle, but it’s another thing entirely to watch the man who trained you for six months die before your eyes because you made a mistake. At best, Gohan is simply stalling him while Goku and Krillin come up with the actual plan to stop Vegeta. , itself, has two instances where Piccolo tries to train the Ultimate back into Gohan. While Gohan does go on to defeat Cell at the end of the Cell Games, it’s important to look back and recognize he very nearly didn’t. Since the Buu saga, Trunks and Goten have been stuck as kids, perhaps to appeal to younger viewers. His tail was eventually cut off to prevent him from going on a great ape rampage, and after that, Saiyan tails began to fade away from the lore of Dragon Ball, meaning Gohan was the only half-Saiyan to be shown with a tail. He puts up a solid effort when push comes to shove, but Nappa ends up being too much for the halfbreed to handle. The biggest insult? It’s this fumbling that ends up leading to Piccolo’s sacrifice. The future timeline is exceptionally cruel to Gohan. What’s most insulting about Gohan’s “fight” against Omega Shenron is the fact he shows up in his old gi. 23 Comments. Out of universe, it’s downright disrespectful to Gohan’s legacy. Second, Goku’s confidence in Oob is charming and all, but we saw Oob couldn’t even beat Base Goku. When he returns, he tricks Gohan into letting Goten and Trunks fuse into Gotenks allowing him to then absorb the fused fighter. In the midst of Goku’s fight with the villain, he abruptly ended the fight and admitted to everyone in attendance that he couldn’t win. Gohan does end up turning Super Saiyan to fight Ginyu back, but Frieza intervenes before the fight can proceed further, desiring Gohan’s demise at his own hands. While practically all of Gohan’s losses in. It’s a devious plan that Gohan pays dearly for. The two grew rather close during their lessons, but there was a third wheel on these "first dates," Goten. 1st of all I know Future Gohan had a traumatic life and all that effected him but he was a great warrior. Cell showed up and killed his mother right before his very eyes, easily the worst nightmare Gohan had ever had. By daimaoha5a4 Watch. Not only that, he has two more transformations that’ll basically heal him up, dragging the fight out even longer. Since Battle of Gods takes place in Dragon Ball’s manga continuity, and not too long after the end of Dragon Ball Z, it perhaps goes without saying that Gohan is still the strongest unfused character in the series by the beginning of the film. Come the Tournament of Power, however, and Piccolo is once again pushing Gohan to his absolute limits. @Hodon89 I'm almost to the point of having enough for 3 more full rotations on Vegito's banner, but I got so shafted on that banner that I'm not in the mood of still trying. He and Videl have gotten married and had a child together, Pan, both of whom he supports by... uh... wait, what exactly does he do? After all, he very nearly lost to a man who was a frog for several decades. Losing is a natural part of Dragon Ball. But didn't utilize it in time. Had 17 dropped out here, there’s be nobody to save Goku and Vegeta from Jiren later. The Ginyu Force are hilarious! He beats him up, grabs him tight, and forces his eyes open. Unable to handle Dyspo’s extreme speed, Gohan realizes that the only way to knock out the Pride Trooper would be with a well executed sacrifice. The world may never know. Is there anything worse than getting turned into a monkey by a guy who looks like your dad? A common misconception regarding Dragon Ball Z’s final villain is that Kid Buu was Buu’s strongest form, but that’s actually not the case. That doesn't make sense. This explanation doesn't make sense since that would mean Gohan wouldn't have one either. Gohan has it rough. This is a character who fights often, but wins little. For once, an enemy gets to use the overpowered teleportation technique and it lives up to its reputation. So, given everyone in Universe 7 is in the same boat whether Freeza likes it or not, he might as well amuse himself by playing toady to the "Team Leader." There’s a deeply emotional element to the match that justifies Gohan’s action and leads to some very real drama where the strongest person on Earth takes an obscene amount of damage because he’s not psychologically ready to fight. At that point, Goku had already been defeated with relative ease. Gohan reappeared behind Buu and shot a ki blast at his back. As the only hero who can stand up to them, the Androids keep him alive only as a plaything. In both Dragon Ball Super and the epilogue of Dragon Ball Z, Gohan is seen wearing glasses. 2: Buutenks have memories of Gohan through Piccolo who is like a second father or older brother figure to Gohan and knows Gohan's Every Move and what makes him tick. Psychologically, though, he simply didn’t want to fight so he didn’t. This is an important loss, not just for Gohan, but for the saga as a whole. Gohan ends. In all adaptations Buuccolo is said to be nothing compared to Ultimate Gohan. It’s a character destruction. (I think that means that he's referring to the strongest version of Cell, Super Perfect Cell, because Goku tends to refer back to his enemies as their strongest or last seen form). Maybe he doesn't take up one of the rooms and he just sleeps on the roof or something, but it sure seems like he stays by them as much as possible, which isn't a bad thing. The fact that Piccolo babysits Pan so often and is seen hanging around Gohan so much begs the question, does he live with them? What follows is a genuinely horrific beatdown where Reacoom snaps Gohan’s neck with one, swift kick. Gohan went from being DBZ’s deuteragonist to just another face in the ground in the transition to GT. This fight is honestly more sad than it is embarrassing. It also works as a tool to show just how powerful Beerus is. He does draw, but it’s a draw he struggles for. If anyone could have stopped Baby, it should have been Gohan. Resurrection F is a genuinely awful time for Gohan. Unfortunately for Gohan, he’s the type of fighter who likes to play with his food and Buu ends up fleeing. But, this is sort of expected, since Akira Toriyama isn't exactly known for filling in every blank of the Dragon Ball lore. It’s only made worse by the fact that Shisami is implied to be around as strong as Dodoria and Zarbon. If Gohan was stronger he wouldn't of been so badly wounded by the blast, despite of protecting vegeta. Gohan didn't land a single hit on Buutenks.Cuz Bootenks was a much smarter fighter than Gohan. While Super Saiyan 3 Goku didn't stand a chance against Baby Vegeta, upon fighting Uub, Baby was quick to claim that he was stronger than Trunks, Gohan, and Goten combined. It’s actually quite a clever fight in that respect, and an interesting twist on the “Gohan is bad at martial arts” formula. Visually, it almost seems like Gohan might do something significant, but we all know how this game plays out. Gohan's worst fears, a world where Cell wins, are realized in this dream, and Goku has to shake him out of the nightmare. Since his arc in the ToP is tied to relearning how to be useful, winning in the exhibition would mean potentially capping his arc early. There’s a deeply emotional element to the match that justifies Gohan’s action and leads to some very real drama where the strongest person on Earth takes an obscene amount of damage because he’s not psychologically ready to fight. . One of the biggest discussions among Dragon Ball fans is the question of wether or not Goku is a bad dad; a conversation that often leads to pointing out Piccolo as the better caretaker of Gohan. But, why does he wear them? Comparatively, Goku fights Broly the longest and even he manages to put up a better fight. That said, Lavender still nearly defeats Gohan and it’s really luck more than anything that allowed Gohan to tie. based on elder kai stating that goku can't do anything to buutenks if gohan couldn't. In the manga, Piccolo even brings a bag of Senzu beans with him to train Gohan, implying he’s putting him through the training of a lifetime. 5K Views. Sure, it's a small thing to point out, but it definitely made things confusing when Gohan was actually a teenager. Imagine living your life so poorly you end up getting defeated by a guy who literally used to be a frog. He goes into his last fight with so much confidence only to discover the Androids never saw him more than as a way to kill boredom. Hard as Gohan might try, there is absolutely nothing he can do in the face of first form Frieza. If it weren’t for Gohan growing his tail back in the heat of combat, Vegeta would have ended his life right then and there. In order to counter Dyspo’s speed, Gohan devices with Frieza a plan where the latter forms a cage of Ki around the Pride Trooper to lock him into place. Gohan gets it far worse than any other character who fights Broly, and he doesn’t even fight him for that long. Ever since Piccolo first trained Gohan as a kid, the two have formed a deep relationship, one that rivals that of Gohan and Goku. Unless your name is Goku, chances are you aren’t going to have a good time in. That’s right, Frieza absolutely crushes Gohan in Resurrection F without ever transforming. Huh? Gohan thinks of Piccolo like a second father and Piccolo loves Gohan like a son, easily one of the strongest relationships in the series. Unfortunately for him, he has no clue how to access any of Goku’s techniques and ends up getting destroyed by Gohan and Krillin. When Gohan goes to fight him, he’s already at a disadvantage given Toppo’s sheer strength, but he messes up all the worse thanks to his inability to properly team up with Android 17. When you really think about it Gohan's got a horrible enough record as is. Unfortunately, he underestimated his opponent and nearly paid the price. If Gohan slacked off on his training just a bit more, he wouldn’t be able to turn SSJ and Shisami would have broken him on the spot. Were it not from a bizarre interference from Goku, Gohan would have been destroyed. It’s a brutal and exceptionally cruel tactic that pits father against son in a way the series proper never explored. Unfortunately, Frieza can’t handle the keeping his Ki in place and Dyspo breaks free. , it perhaps goes without saying that Gohan is still the strongest unfused character in the series by the beginning of the film. [[Category:{{{1}}}|Why can't Ultimate Gohan go ssj?]] Or 2 for that matter. In the Saiyan saga, Piccolo outright beats bravery into Gohan with some seriously intense training and Gohan later trained with Piccolo again during the three-year gap before the Android assault. I think it's explained like this: Mystic Gohan has all the raw energy he is capable of having without expenditure. His future self couldn't save the Earth after over a decade and even during his one grand moment he nearly lost anyway until Goku intervened. While he loses a lot in, , those losses serve to develop his character or build tension for the story, sometimes both. so why is it that people keep saying that GT is stupid because he goes ssj in it? Upon attaining his Ultimate power-up, Gohan heads down to Earth and delivers a beatdown unlike any other onto Super Buu. Gohan’s fight with Vegeta, while definitely understated compared to the absolutely stellar Goku versus Vegeta, is an important moment in. Buu is a character visually designed to be underestimated, and his complete triumph over Gohan shows just how dangerous of an opponent he is. The Buu saga is all about him learning to take responsibility and stay in shape, yet the Baby saga shows him fumbling when the time comes to protect the Earth without his father. Unless your name is Goku, chances are you aren’t going to have a good time in Dragon Ball GT. I hope you liked Gohan’s fight with Cell because that’s exactly what his fight with Bojack is in. It’s only made worse by the fact that Shisami is implied to be around as strong as Dodoria and Zarbon. Wait, does Piccolo even sleep? Some of the stuff you said isn't quite true (I haven't gotten that far in the anime yet, but I own the manga). plays so heavily into. He can beat Buu. This is a character who fights often, but wins little. Gohan does absolutely nothing of value in Dragon Ball GT, and that’s worse than losing any fight. Unable to handle Dyspo’s extreme speed, Gohan realizes that the only way to knock out the Pride Trooper would be with a well executed sacrifice. This one isn't too much of a stretch, since the nightmare was put in for dramatic effect, but it still left us with an unanswered question. After spending an entire anime losing match after match, he finally loses one in style. Gohan at the start of the Cell Games, without SSJ2, could have handled Dabra easily. It’s a character destruction. Instead, he’s just part of the peanut gallery attacking Omega in the hopes of doing something, somehow not realizing the Goku trend GT plays so heavily into. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. It’s made all the worse by just how vicious Tullece is in forcing Gohan to transform. So, was this because of the Ginyu Force? In the end, Gohan is left beaten, battered, and masterless as Frieza has humiliated Gohan beyond belief. As much of a loss this is for Gohan, it’s the kind that really works for his character arc. In their straight up fight, Vegeta wears down Gohan even after losing metric tons of energy in his fight against Goku. How could Gohan have become so weak that he lost the ability to turn Super Saiyan 2 in such a short period of time? You want to know what’s even sadder? It just goes to show you can’t outgrow your Piccolo. It’s this newfound resolve which allows him to fly back into the fray and save his father from Vegeta’s wrath. In the end, Gohan is left beaten, battered, and masterless as Frieza has humiliated Gohan beyond belief. Why didn't he attend public school earlier? Just like with Nappa, Goku arrives right in time, but there’s an added moment of panic when Goku has to force the Senzu down Gohan’s throat. You want to know what’s even sadder? I thought he could but people tell me he couldn't wasn't Goku stronger than Perfect Cell Buu went flying into another cliff. Why? Goten is the first major casualty, but it doesn’t take long for Gohan to fall victim to Baby’s body jacking shenanigans. As a villain from Dragon Ball GT, it’s only natural that Omega Shenron outclass Gohan in every respect. He fails spectacularly in stopping Baby, and he honestly only makes the situation all the worse by giving him a significantly stronger host body. Also he stated gohan can beat you now when super buu reverted to base. Gohan does absolutely nothing of value in, , and that’s worse than losing any fight. On Frieza, he knew no one else could beat him so h His body is limp, nobody’s around to save him, and it’s only a matter of time before his consciousness fades. And yet, despite being the best he could be, he wasn't able to catch the Potara earring that his dad threw to him. Even Vegeta put up a better fight against Beerus. Logically, Gohan should have been able to handle him with ease. film, this is the first of three to star someone who’s not Goku as the main character. DBS, itself, has two instances where Piccolo tries to train the Ultimate back into Gohan. There’s only one character who has it worse than Gohan and his name is Future Gohan. Gohan was the strongest in his mystic form back at the end of DBZ. Bojack legitimately almost won. If Super Buu had absorbed a pre-ROSAT SSJ3 Gotenks (and Piccolo), would Gohan be able to defeat him? Then, in the Buu saga, he was a teenager attending high school, eventually growing into an adult with a job and a family in Dragon Ball Super. It doesn’t help Gohan’s case that it this point he’s barely strong enough in his base form to trigger the Super Saiyan transformation. Unfortunately for him, he has no clue how to access any of Goku’s techniques and ends up getting destroyed by Gohan and Krillin. Fans might ask themselves why Buu and Uub might even be fighting, but's let's just assume some time travel happened for argument's sake. Here are reasons Gohan lost to Buutenks. By trapping him, Gohan can use his Ultimate form to do serious damage, albeit by also placing himself in the cage. Seriously? That means that Gohan most likely only attended public school for his senior year. Goku said that there was a guy called Cell a few years back and that Dabura is about the same strength as him. Gohan's the best now," shouted Goten, now jumping in glee. Gohan ends up getting absorbed and the only reason Goku survives is because Enma kept Vegeta’s body around in case of emergency. This resulted in him creating the Great Saiyaman identity, which he used to fight crime and protect the citizens of Satan city. Without much trouble, he’s able to paralyze both Gohan and Krillin while also preparing a tree to pierce their bodies. is to keep his head down and lose to the arc villains so daddy can get his precious screen time and save the day. Not only should Gohan have been able to defeat Dabra, he should have been able to do so without any trouble at all. Gurd tends to get a bad rap since he’s the first member to lose, and the only one to lose his life before Goku shows up, but he’s actually quite dangerous. In his dream, Gohan is training in the time chamber when Chi-Chi enters, yelling at him to study. Just like with Super 17, Gohan doesn’t even get the luxury of losing in a one-on-one fight. I hope you liked Gohan’s fight with Cell because that’s exactly what his fight with Bojack is in Bojack Unbound. Bojack legitimately almost won. This time, he switches bodies with Tagoma and gives Gohan the second of his three Resurrection F beatings. By the time Frieza’s in his final form, there’s absolutely nothing Gohan can do to damage him. Gohan went from being, ’s deuteragonist to just another face in the ground in the transition to, . He may have been the strongest character by the end of Dragon Ball Z, but the journey getting there, and the journey after, had him getting wrecked in battle time and time again. While he loses a lot in Dragon Ball Z, those losses serve to develop his character or build tension for the story, sometimes both. What’s particularly sad about Gohan’s fight against Nappa is that he had the perfect chance to do some serious damage, but he froze and couldn’t act when the time came to attack. In the Frieza saga, Ginyu believes that switching bodies with Goku will make him an unstoppable fighter. It’s worth noting that no movie villain has ever gotten as close to a victory as Bojack. In the Saiyan saga, Piccolo outright beats bravery into Gohan with some seriously intense training and Gohan later trained with Piccolo again during the three-year gap before the Android assault. Piccolo couldn’t defeat his third form, Dende was shot as soon as Frieza transformed, and Vegeta just got the life beat out of him. Why didn't he? One of the things he experienced was the strange, power-ranger-esque antics of the Ginyu Force, who made flashy poses before attacking their enemies. Naturally, they do not. It’s only natural Beerus would continue his onslaught of destruction by taking out the rest of the cast without trouble, Gohan included. His power was unlocked and thus he was at his literal peak in terms of power and strength. Gohan was nearly beaten to death after taking senzu beans he became a lot stronger than before. In Dragon Ball Super, Gohan somehow ended up becoming the stuntman for a Great Saiyaman movie, which resulted in him stopping a monster in costume. Nothing says “God of Destruction” like one shotting the strongest character in the series. It goes without saying that Bojack beats down Gohan pretty bad, arguably worse than Cell all things considered. Here, let me explain. 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Gohan and Videl got to know each other when she forced him to teach her how to fly. He beats him up, grabs him tight, and forces his eyes open. The last of Gohan’s three great defeats in, is by far his most humiliating. That said, Lavender still nearly defeats Gohan and it’s really luck more than anything that allowed Gohan to tie. Cell saga was the best one for Gohan, he progressed better than ever. Despite this, Gohan's identity remains unknown. Where Vegeta destroyed Gohan and was then defeated by Gohan suddenly turning into an Oozaru, Tullece actually beats Gohan to a pulp in order to weaponize his Oozaru form against Goku. Buu is a character visually designed to be underestimated, and his complete triumph over Gohan shows just how dangerous of an opponent he is. "I know! When Gohan entered high school, he needed a disguise to fly to school in. If Goku's the main course, Gohan is Freiza's overpriced appetizer. mystic gohan = 150 buutenks = 205 that allows mystic gohan to easily own super buu being 50% stronger and allows buutenks to have a noticeable edge over mystic gohan being 36% stronger. Even Super Perfect Cell was just a blip on the radar for Gohan. Gohan couldn’t beat Dabra, but he at least held his ground. If so, why? While other fights use this concept to show Gohan getting defeated by brute force, Lavender uses strategy in order to subdue Gohan. His reflexes and agility should be unsurpassed by anyone else, so why wasn't he able to do something as simple as catch an earring? It’s this newfound resolve which allows him to fly back into the fray and save his father from Vegeta’s wrath. We get how it might have happened, since 11-year-old Gohan sure looks like a teenager, but why is this still the term used to describe this point in his life. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. Well, technically it’s Gohan, but the distinction is pretty important. While practically all of Gohan’s losses in Super are his fault and reflect terribly on him, his defeat at Beerus’ hand really isn’t that humiliating. Gohan is only a half-breed and more importantly, not a threat to him. Just like with Super 17, Gohan doesn’t even get the luxury of losing in a one-on-one fight. Come the Buu saga, however, and Gohan’s slacked off considerably. Every time he shows up to fight them, they treat it like a game. Along with the screen time, Gohan also lost the ability to be useful in any meaningful way. Buu annihilates both Kaioshin and Gohan, with the latter almost losing his life. Confirmed in text to be Perfect Cell’s equal in terms of strength, Gohan struggles far more than he should during their fight. We know that Mr. Satan gifted him and Videl a house, and he most likely provides financial support for them too, but that still doesn't tell us what it is Gohan does during the day. 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