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Death Battle Combatant
Goku
Information
Name Kakarot / Son Goku
Origin Dragon Ball
Company Shonen Jump
Appearance(s) Goku VS Superman
Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro (cameo)
Solid Snake VS Sam Fisher (cameo)
Goku VS Superman 2
Hercule Satan VS Dan Hibiki (cameo)
I am the hope of the universe. I am the answer to all living things that cry out for peace. I am protector of the innocent. I am the light in the darkness. I am truth. Ally to good; nightmare to you!
~ Goku makes the compelling declaration to Frieza.

Goku (full name Son Goku) is the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball metaseries. He appears in the 25th episode of Death Battle, Goku VS Superman and the Rematch, where he fought his often requested rival, Superman of DC Comics. He is voiced by Lawrence "MasakoX" Simpson, one of the members of Team Four Star who voices the very same character along side with other roles in the Dragon Ball Z Abridged series.

History

Born from a low-class warrior named Bardock on Planet Vegeta with the birthname Kakarot, Goku was a member of the warrior race known as 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 martial arts master, Son Gohan, found him and took Goku under his wing, who forgot his mission after falling in a ravine and hitting his head. Throughout his life, he 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

Background

Training

  • 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

Fighting Techniques

Ki Attacks

Kamehameha

  • Means "Turtle Destruction Wave"
  • Concentrates ki into a single point
  • Requires some time to charge
  • Variants

Ki Manipulation

Kaio-Ken

  • Taught by North King Kai
  • Multiplies ki and physical power
  • Too much strain can be fatal
  • Multiplication amount is controlled
  • Goku's highests multiplication: 20x

Inventory

Power Pole (Nyoi-Bo)

  • Indestructible
  • 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

Transformations

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

Weaknesses

  • Avoids unfair advantages
  • No formal education
  • Sometimes too forgiving
  • Super forms drain energy
  • Limited amount of ki

Death Battle Info (Goku vs Superman 2)

Son Goku / Kakarot

  • Martial Arts
    • Kung-fu
    • Kame-Sennin Ryu
    • Kaio-Ken

Chuck Norris VS Segata Sanshiro

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.

Solid Snake VS Sam Fisher

The teaser from the Boba Fett VS Samus Aran Remastered livestream where Goku is seen charging his Super Saiyan God form is briefly seen in Solid Snake VS Sam Fisher on the computer Sam Fisher is hacking.

Hercule Satan VS Dan Hibiki

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.

​One Minute Melee

He appeared in an April Fools episode of One Minute Melee where the fight was supposedly against Sonic the Hedgehog, but he ends up defeating him and a number of characters who have his ham with little effort, including Godzilla, Kirby, and most of the Avengers. He was finally stopped in the end by Saitama from One Punch Man. He later had a cameo appearance in Cell vs. Meruem fight, where he teleported Cell to King Kai's planet after the villain is defeated by Meruem, reenacting the ending to the Cell saga. In Gohan vs. Superboy, a training session between him and Gohan went bad resulting in a clone of Goku going free (likely to be the same clone who fought Sonic and the after-mentioned characters from earlier). He will appear as a combatant again in Season 5 fighting an unknown opponent (potentially a full match against Saitama this time).  

DBX

Goku made a brief cameo in Ronald McDonald VS Colonel Sanders DBX, he's seen sitting behind Wario at a McDonald's.

Death Battle Quotes

Goku VS Superman

  • "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!"
  • "You look pretty strong. Let's fight."
  • "Is that rock hurting you?"
  • "I wanna beat you at your best. It's no fun if it's not fair."
  • "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?"
  • "It's over Superman! No one is stronger than Super Saiyan 4, my ultimate form!"
  • "Oh no you don't!"
  •  "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."

Goku VS Superman 2

  • "Hey Superman!"
  • "Ready for a rematch?"
  • "You haven't seen anything yet!"
  • "Don't get ahead of yourself buddy, you're not the only one with that kind of power..." 
  • "Get off my planet!" 
  • "No, I will never back down from a fight!" 
  • "But King Kai, I don't understand."
  • "Sure I can! I'll just train harder than ever!" 
  • "Nah, sounds boring. (stomach rumbling) Oops! Heh heh, King Kai, do you have anything to eat?"
  • "What? My stomach has limits too you know! Hahahahaha...."

Gallery

Trivia

  • Unlike Vegeta who won before, Goku lost his fight, making him the first Dragon Ball character to lose a Death Battle, followed by Majin Buu.
  • Goku is the first character in Death Battle history to have lost two Death Battles, followed by Charizard and Shadow (excluding Boba Fett, since his second fight was a Remastering rather than a rematch). He's also the only character to lose two Death Battles to the same opponent.
  • He is the third character to have fought in two different Death Battles, with Leonardo and Batman having been the first two to do so, with the next four being Charizard, Shadow, Deadpool and Metal Sonic
  • He is the second character to have lost a Death Battle and be brought back for another fight, with Batman being the first. He lost to Spider-Man and was brought back to fight Captain America. Unlike Goku, Batman actually won his second Death Battle against Captain America, where as Goku lost his rematch with Superman. Interestingly enough, Goku's return to Death Battle was actually given a little storyline where as Batman's wasn't. Goku was wished back to life with the Dragon Balls by Superman along with the rest of the Earth. 
  • Interestingly, Goku shares some similarities in his origin story with his opponent, Superman (i.e., Goku and Superman sent to Earth from their planet's destruction). Main difference is Goku's mission was to conquer the planet and Superman's mission to save lives, and the core of their character in their respected series (Goku fights to defeat himself while Superman fights for others).
  • Goku is the second anime/manga character to be in Death Battle, the first being Vegeta and followed by Strider Hiryu, Gundam Epyon, Majin Buu, Gaara, Guts, Hercule Satan, Astro Boy, Agumon, Roronoa Zoro, Erza Scarlet, Voltron Lion Force, Natsu Dragneel, Portgas D. Ace, Android 18 and Renamon.
  • 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. This resulted in people requesting a rematch with these forms. Ben & Chad originally stated they have no interest in doing it and don't think it makes that big of a difference.
    • 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 it's head in a parody of The Exorcist. Ben then traps the Funko back in it's box.
    • However, in the later Death Battle livestream of Boba Fett vs Samus Remastered, there was a teaser of Goku in his Super Saiyan God form. And 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. These teasers came to a confirmation where it was revealed they would have a rematch at SGC, complete with Goku's new transformations.
    • When the rematch aired, it only made matters worse, as fans were as upset, if not more when Superman still defeated Goku, despite him possessing godly ki.
  • Both Ben Singer and Chad James revealed on Death Battle Live that they prefer Goku as a character and dislike Superman, but had to put their bias aside to determine the winner.
  • Goku is the First Anime/Manga Character to lose a Death Battle, the second being Majin Buu, the third being Gaara and the fourth being Erza.
  • Goku is one of the few losing combatants who bare no grudge or ill-will towards their opponent. After getting killed by Superman again, Goku decided on calling quits on beating him and just move on in life.
  • Currently, Goku is the most powerful Dragon Ball combatant in Death Battle.
    • Goku is also the strongest anime/manga combatant thus far.

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