dragonball is a series that explores themes of family and parenthood, particularly as it relates to the relationship between Goku and his son Gohan, and Vegeta’s relationship with his wife and daughter. Despite this, when it comes to the topic of motherhood, the series doesn’t go as deep as it does on other topics.
Although some mothers are shown in dragonballLike Milk, Goku’s wife and mother of Gohan and Goten, or Videl, Gohan’s wife and mother of his daughter, the experience of motherhood or the role that mothers play in raising children is not explicitly addressed. their children. In fact, in some cases, mothers have a secondary role and are not given so much importance in the plot of the series.
DRAGON BALL | Episodes dedicated to motherhood
Even so, there are some chapters in which this subject is touched on in some way:
Episode 31: “Master Roshi’s Great Plan”: In this chapter, it is mentioned that Master Roshi was unable to have children, but he is very proud to have his students as his “family”.
Episode 89: “The strongest woman in the world”: This chapter introduces Lunch, a female character who has two different personalities and is very strong. Although motherhood is not specifically discussed, emphasis is placed on the strength and courage of women.
Episode 139: “Will the forces of evil unite?”: In this chapter, Bulma, who is Trunks’s mother, joins a group of villains to try to obtain the Dragon Balls. Although she does not delve into the subject of motherhood, she is shown to be a strong and independent woman who does whatever it takes to protect her son.
Episode 143: Yamcha vs. Tenshinhan ”: In this chapter, Tenshinhan’s mother is briefly shown, although she does not delve into her relationship with her son.
Episode 168: “The fusion of Goku and Vegeta”: In this chapter, Chi-Chi, Goku’s wife and mother of Gohan and Goten, is shown, worried about the safety of her family during an important battle.
Episode 182: “The end of the Cell tournament”: In this chapter, Android 18, who is the mother of a daughter, is shown fighting alongside her husband Krillin to protect her family.
Episode 195: “The plan to destroy the Saiyans”: In this chapter, it is mentioned that Vegeta’s mother died when the planet Vegeta was destroyed by Frieza.
Episode 199: “The resurrection of Cell and Frieza”: In this chapter, Trunks’s mother, Bulma, is shown worried about the safety of her son during a battle.
Episode 269: “Goku and Vegeta”: In this chapter, Vegeta’s mother is shown remembering her son and worried about his safety during a battle.
Episode 281: “The birth of Super Saiyan 3”: In this chapter, Videl, Gohan’s wife and mother of his daughter, is shown, worried about the safety of her family during a battle.
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