29 Interesting Things Few Fans Notice in Dragon Ball

By Editorial Staff in Geeks and Gaming On 15th October 2015

#1. Goku has perfomed the “Kamehameha” a total of 97 times throughout all three series.

#2. Bulma goes through 17 different hairstyles throughout the series.

Also Bulma's name roughly translates to "panties."

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#3. Akira Toriyama, creator of Dragon Ball, named Piccolo as his favorite character, “It really is cliché when bad guys turn into good guys, but it just feels great drawing it!”

#4. Goku’s mother is a Saiyan known as Gine.

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#5. Launch, who appeared throughout the first Dragon Ball series, never appears in Dragon Ball Z because Akira Toriyama “forgot” she existed.

#6. Namekians grow at a faster rate than humans or Saiyans. For this reason, Piccolo is in fact only four years older than Gohan.

#7. Android 17’s real name is Lapis.

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#8. Android 18’s real name is Lazuli.

#9. The fight between Goku and Frieza took up a total of three and a half hours of screen time, making it the longest fight in anime history.

#10. Vegeta, one of the Universe’s strongest warriors, has a fear of worms.

#11. In an alternate and more depressing Dragon Ball Z timeline, “Perfect” Cell kills off Future Trunks after he goes back to the future. Since Future Trunks was the last remaining Saiyan, this means that his death officially marks the extinction of the Saiyan race.

#12. Future Trunks received his sword from Tapion, as revealed in movie The Wrath of the Dragon.

#13. Unlike humans, Saiyan hairstyles always remain the same.

#14. Nappa had hair.

#15. The six dots on Krillin’s forehead are from incense burns from his time training to be a monk at Orin Temple.

#16. Majin Buu is five million years old.

#17. Goten was originally brought in with the intention of replacing Goku as the main character. However, fans widely disapproved.

#18. There are no female Namekians, since they reproduce asexually by giving birth to eggs through their mouth.

#19. Because Android 17 and 18 are technically twins, and Krillin married Android 18, this would mean that Android 17 is Krillin’s brother-in-law, and Dr. Gero is his father-in-law.

#20. Kid Buu technically kills Captain Ginyu. When Shen Long transported all the Namekians to earth, Ginyu was also transported in his frog form. When Kid Buu destroyed the earth, Ginyu perished along with everyone else.

#21. Toriyama based the Frieza character off of real estate speculators, whom Toriyama considers “the worst kind of people.

#22. Vegeta and Bulma had a second child named Bra.

#23. Hitler makes an appearance in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn and was ultimately defeated by Goten and Trunks.

#24. Chiaotzu’s face appears as a mask in the Naruto manga series:

#25. Yamcha is either killed, severely injured, or already dead in every saga.

#26. Goku has a legit fear of needles and hospital food.

#27. Goku has only won the World Martial Arts Tournament once.

#28. For a time, Piccolo was the strongest of all the Z Warriors, including Goku and Vegeta, after he fused with Kami, making him stronger than any Super Saiyan.

#29. Goku, Oolong, Bulma, and Yamcha are based off the Chinese epic, Journey to the West.