13 Facts About Goku’s Family: Goku might be the strongest warrior in the entire Dragon Ball franchise, but everybody would agree that he is not a good family man. Many even criticize this man for not looking after Gohan in his childhood days. This makes it everything that family is an element that Goku is not very particular about. Throughout the series, we see him finding new truth about his original lineage.
Even fans are shocked to find these details just like Goku. Today we are going to explore these details. Like who was Goku’s mother? Or why did he get married in the first place? So without any further ado, here is a list of the 13 most interesting facts about Goku’s family.
13. Bardock, Goku, Goten, And Gohan Are All Voiced By The Same Woman
Sean Schemmel is behind the mic while voicing Goku in the English dub. But if we talk about the Japanese version of it, you will be shocked to learn that a single-voice actress gives voice to a generation of characters. Masako Nozawa has been working as a voice artist for more than twenty years in her career.
In them, the most loved characters have been the ones in Dragon Ball Z. But do you know that a single artist has voiced all these generations? Yes, that’s right. Masako Nozawa has given her voice for all the men- Bardock, Goku, Gohan, and Goten, in the Dragon Ball series. Watch a single episode in a Japanese dub, and you will see how talented this woman is.
12. The Secret Behind Gohan’s Name
Goku is not a very smart man, and it is evident in his meekness. He is always interested in anything which is not battle. We have even seen him being a bad father and a lazy husband at times. Even during the birth of his first son, he was not as happy as he should have been. That’s when Chi-Chi decides to name their son after their grandfather so that Goku feels a connection to the new boy.
This explains why even Goku and his family are not that smart in picking good names. This is the only reason why Goku could not come up with a unique name for his first child and named him after his late grandfather Gohan. Even a second child was named Goten, which was not very creative.
11. Goku And Superman
Do you also find an uncanny resemblance between Dragon Ball Z and DC comics? If yes, then you must be one of the entertainers of the theory of Goku and superman being the same. That’s right, many fans still believe that Superman and Goku have a similar origin story. Both of them have a home planet that is destroyed along with their native race.
They are sent to earth by their parents for safety, where they ultimately become the planet’s protector. However, Toriyama never really confirmed what inspired him to create the character of Goku. But we might guess that he must have been a huge fan of DC comics.
10. Who Was Goku’s Mom?
We have met Goku’s father, Bardock, many times in the anime series. But do you know who his mother was? It should be noted that Goku’s mother never appears in the anime series. Akira Toriyama created a separate manga exploring the parallel universe in DBZ. It is called the Jaco, the Galactic Patrolman. This is the only time we hear about Gine’s existence.
This incident takes place on Vegeta, where we meet Goku’s mother, a Saiyan woman by the name of Gine. But this Manga is believed to be incredibly inconsistent with the original Dragon Ball series. So we still don’t know the credibility of this woman being Goku’s actual mother. But we will go on with this assumption in the further points of this list.
9. Goku And Cell Are Cousins!
The only reason that the Androids existed was to defeat the Saiyan Goku. Dr. Gero’s voice behind these experiments. Although the Androids failed to take down our hero, this crazy scientist created a robot that was like none other- Cell. Gero crafted Cell using Gohan’s DNA which had the Saiyan gene in it.
We know it’s a bit of a stretch, but both of them share the same genetic formula. This makes Goku and Cell very distant cousins. Even though they hate each other, Goku cannot deny his relationship with the robot!
8. Grandpa Goku
It’s a surprising fact that despite dying so many times, Goku actually managed to stay on earth and become a grandparent. No one has ever seen a Saiyan who has become a grandparent ever!
Even the immortal Saiyans on planet Vegeta never made it to see their grandchildren. This is an achievement in itself for Goku to be able to play with Gohan’s daughter Pan.
7. Goku Married Chi-Chi Because He Was Hungry!
This is one of the most intriguing entries in the list of Facts About Goku’s Family. Well, Chi-Chi and Goku never really had a perfect love story. They both got married in an arrangement by Ox-King. Chi-Chi happens to be the daughter of the king of mountains. She had seen a childhood full of adventures and giant mountain creatures. So Ox-King set her marriage to Goku as an arrangement.
But do you know that Goku only agreed to marry Chi-Chi because he was in a rush as he was very hungry? We just hope the teacher never finds out about this fact, or she will beat Goku to death.
6. Chi-Chi Can Defeat Goku, Gohan And Goten
Goku is the strongest warrior of the galaxy. Yet, he, as a husband, is scared of Chi-Chi. This is not a surprising fact as we have seen Chi-Chi being a hothead at her best.
This relatively makes Chi-Chi one of the strongest characters in the Dragon Ball universe. She can even scare the God of Destruction if she wishes to. Where does Goku stand in front of a woman like her?
5. Goku Is Scared Of Chi-Chi
Do you know that Chi-Chi can beat any of the men in her family if she wishes to? Chi-Chi has the power of taking down all her family members. Well, it is not because she is some kind of Saiyan.
But because none of the boys would hurt her. They would happily get beaten through the hands of their mother. If this is the case, then many villains must ask Chi-Chi for help if they truly want to defeat Goku.
4. Is Goku A Royal?
Goku has always spent a poor life in the woods alongside his father. When he found out that other Saiyans from planet Vegeta used to be royal and rich, he also wished for the same.
We know it’s a bit of a stretch, but Goku is also technically a Royal. Chi-Chi happens to be the daughter of Ox-King. Being the son-in-law of a King, Goku can also be considered a member of the princely family. Now Goku too can proudly brag about his royal lineage to Vegeta.
3. The Story Of Gohan’s Tail
One of the most interesting Facts About Goku’s Family is even his tail was cut off when he was first spotted on earth. Later on, when Goku’s first child, Gohan, was born, everyone was shocked looking at the weird tail on his behind. Even Goku was not aware of his genetic engineering back then.
However, the mystery of tails was clarified by the writer of Dragon Ball Z. Akira Toriyama explained that tails used to be a part of many Saiyans ages ago, but now they don’t show up anymore. So, the presence of a tail on Gohan was a rare incident and probably the last in the Saiyan race.
2. Mr. Satan And Videl Join The Family Of Saiyans
Mr. Satan and Videl became part of Goku’s family ever since Videl married Gohan. What is common between all the members of this family. That’s right, they have all won the Tournament of Power. This makes Goku’s family a family of champions. Of course, Mr. Satan ended up taking the credit for all the winnings and became the ultimate champion himself.
1. Gohan Was Meant To Replace Goku
It was the original plan of Akira Toriyama to make Gohan the ultimate protagonist of Dragon Ball after the passing away of Goku. But as the series progressed, he witnessed the popularity of his original protagonist and thought of keeping him in the series for as long as he could.
Gohan’s arc was ultimately changed into a family man and Goku was restored as the original Super Saiyan of the series.
These were all the interesting facts about Goku’s family and lineage. Which one of these facts did you find the most intriguing? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section. For more such nerd listicles on Dragon Ball, keep visiting our website.