Hey guys! How are you guys doing today? So I am pretty sure that most of you have seen the official Dragon Ball Super: Trailer #2 by now. The trailer was really something isn’t it? There was just so much inserted in that small clip and it also started raising so many questions. People who are not so active in the community also got so confused about the whole origin story and other stuff.
I am pretty sure that most of you guys were also wondering, what is happening, this didn’t happen in the anime. did they change this?, etc. I saw a lot of comments too about people saying a lot of stuff that things are not adding up, this is not canon anymore, the origin story is false etc. Well, today I will try to clear every doubt you guys have. I will try to answer as many questions as I can so let’s get started!
#1 What is ‘Dragon Ball Minus’? – Dragon Ball Minus: The Departure of the Fated Child is a special manga featured in the collected volume of Jaco the Galactic Patrolman in 2014. This chapter was created by Akira Toriyama himself and it is completely ‘canon’. As most of you are not so active in the community, you don’t really read interviews or press releases, etc so it’s obvious that you don’t know about this stuff.
Akira Toriyama stated that the story he showed in Dragon Ball Minus is the true origin story for Goku about how he leaves for Earth. Don’t ever take ‘anime’ origins which were created by production studios as true always. It’s true that Toriyama forgets sometimes but this story was out for nearly 4+ years now. They didn’t just made it all up for the movie and had no intention to piss off the fans.
#2 Vegeta is 5 years older than Goku! Why are they the same age in the trailer!? – NO, THEY ARE NOT THE SAME AGE. My god, brothers and sisters don’t you know what a ‘trailer’ is? They take different related clips and just mix it to make a short clip which tries to raise curiosities and pique interest. The scene where they showed Vegeta in the incubator and the scene with Broly & Goku ARE DIFFERENT.
The scene where Goku is in the incubator and Bardock is trying to send Goku to Earth was near the time of destruction of Planet Vegeta. At that time, Vegeta was on an entirely different planet! He was already fighting and conquering planets as a proud prince he is. He was with Raditz and Nappa during all this. Raditz even asked Vegeta, if he should go back or not and Vegeta replied that they will act as if they didn’t get the message!
Seriously, the creator and the planning staff or whoever is working on this isn’t so crazy that they will just suddenly make all the 3 main saiyans the same age for convenience. Yes, 5 years may not be such a long time for Saiyans as they age very slowly as compared to humans. Vegeta is still older than Broly and Goku both! We can say that maybe Goku and Broly are of the same age.
#3 Wow! They just changed the whole Bardock story! It sucks! – For one final time, NO, that is not the case! The things which we saw about Bardock and how he becomes a Super Saiyan and what not are NOT CANON. The story in those episodes/movies were not made by Akira Toriyama. Only the 1990 Bardock short film was by Akira Toriyama where they showed him the same way as the upcoming movie.
#4 In DBZ Goku never met his family but in the movie Goku met his family! – Dude, Goku didn’t even know that he was a Saiyan until Raditz came and told him about it. Goku was merely a baby in terms of Saiyan age and on top of that he hit his head pretty hard when he came to Earth. Somewhere it was written that Goku was pretty violent at first but after hitting his head, he became really docile.
#5 Goku was a baby when he arrived at Earth, etc.! – Yeah, he was a Saiyan baby who could walk and trouble the martial artist master ‘Gohan’ at that young age. Even a 2-3 year old looks pretty big and Goku is wearing that overloaded Saiyan armor in the pod which makes him look a little bigger too. Maybe after arriving on Earth, he ditches the armor or something. I bet Goku doesn’t even know his father or mother’s name too.
So what do you guys think about the trailer now? I am pretty sure that some doubt of yours must have been cleared after reading these questions and answers. If you have something else on your mind or if there is some plothole that is bugging you, anything, do tell us in the comments below and we will research on it and get back to you personally. I hope you enjoyed this little Q and A!
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