It’s hard to believe that Gohan is the son of Goku in the universe of dragonball. While Goku has experienced extraordinary growth, even coming to compete with the Gods of Destruction in Dragon Ball Super, Gohan has chosen to lead a normal life on Earth and has rarely spent time training. Being Goku’s firstborn and belonging to a line of Saiyan warriors, the question arises as to whether Gohan is letting his father down.
Let’s start with the very nature of Goku. He has grown up on Earth since he was a child, so he has not embraced the Saiyan traditions like Vegeta, the son of the Saiyan King. We can tell that Goku has been proud of Gohan since the beginning.
In Dragon Ball ZFor example, Goku confesses to being surprised by Gohan’s prowess in combat, especially when he tasks him with the mission of defeating Cell. Things don’t stop there, because Goku even recognized the value of Gohan having a better life as a student.
It should be added that the anime does not do justice to Goku regarding his relationship with Gohan. We already know that he practically abandoned him to continue fighting in the universe while Gohan passed into Piccolo’s care. In the Freeza Saga, when Gohan complains about being so weak, Goku appears to encourage him and support him in whatever it takes.
Another example is when Gohan lost to Krillin before the Universal Survival Tournament. Goku appointed Gohan as team captain, as he was confident in Gohan’s abilities. It was thanks to Gohan’s leadership that the Universe 7 team made it through the first half of the tournament. Goku witnessed this achievement and he was proud all along.
Emotional moments between Goku and Gohan in Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball features exciting moments in which Goku and Gohan’s father-son relationship develops. Let’s remember some of those scenes that have endured in the memory of the community.
Before facing Cell in the Cell Tournament, Goku decided to give Gohan his place as a warrior who would fight for Earth. During an emotional send-off, Goku expresses to Gohan how much he trusts him and urges him to unleash his true power.
During the preparation for the battle against Cell, Goku and Gohan spent the year in the Time Chamber training and gaining new transformations. Goku becomes his mentor and pushes him to exceed his limits.
In the fight against Cell, Goku sacrificed himself using the teleportation technique to take Cell to safety, leaving Gohan and the others on Earth. The sacrifice shows Goku’s love for his son and his determination to protect the rest.
In Dragon Ball Z, Goku and Gohan say goodbye on the planet of the Supreme Kaiosama. Gohan thanks his father for everything he has done for him.
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