Shows in the Dragon Ball universe have spanned over 30 years, with Goku’s age changing dramatically throughout each saga. Over the years, the franchise has taken the Saiyan hero and the Z-Warriors to a variety of locations. The original Dragon Ball focused on the adventures of a young Goku, whereas Dragon Ball Z focused on Goku’s life after he had established his own family with Chi-Chi and Gohan. The three Dragon Ball shows
0 The child who was beaten up by both Yamcha and Tien is now capable of fighting gods. Goku, who defied the odds by transforming into a Super Saiyan and defeating Frieza in Dragon Ball Z , has pushed his limits numerous times since then, and now has access to a variety of Super Saiyan forms. Viewers have seen Goku as a child, a teenager, a young man, and even a grandfather over the years.
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Dragon Ball Z , for example, had time skips that went as far as seven years into the future. In Dragon Ball Super , however, this happened a lot less. The majority of the events in the latter series take place within a short period of time. Between each saga, not much changes, whereas in Dragon Ball Z the status quo would be shattered on a regular basis. These time jumps would, of course, age Goku, making him older in later sagas (that exist in the Dragon Ball canon). Emperor Pilaf Saga
The Emperor Pilaf Saga was the first arc in the original Dragon Ball anime, and it was the story that saw the young Saiyan cross paths with Bulma, Yamcha, Krillin, and Master Roshi for the first time. The character is said to be 14 years old when his journey begins. However, Goku was later retconned as being 11 years old, with the explanation that he had difficulty counting.
Tournament & Red Ribbon Army Sagas
In the same year, he embarks on a quest for the Dragon Balls, which pits him and his allies against the Red Ribbon Army, General Blue, and Mercenary Tao in a series of battles. During this time, he also met the fortuneteller Baba.
Tien Shinhan & Demon King Piccolo Sagas
When Goku is 15, he competes in the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament and loses a memorable match against Tien (who would later join the Z-Warriors). Following his battle with Tien, the adolescent Goku faces his deadliest foe yet: Demon King Piccolo. Related: Dragon Ball: Why Super Saiyan 2 Is Better Than Super Saiyan 3
Piccolo Jr. Saga
Three years later, a visibly older Goku fights Chi-Chi in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament, Following that, the 18-year-old Saiyan battles the reincarnation of Demon King Piccolo and narrowly defeats him in combat. Of course, Goku has no idea that his most recent foe will soon become one of his closest allies.
Saiyan & Frieza Saga
Dragon Ball Z begins with the Saiyan Saga, which follows a 23-year-old Goku as he raises his young son, Gohan. After dying in the battle with Raditz, it takes a year for him to be resurrected with the Dragon Balls. When Goku returns, he will lead the remaining Z-Warriors in their battle against Nappa and Vegeta. Goku returns to planet Namek after a slow recovery to assist Gohan, Krillin, and Bulma in surviving a battle with Frieza, the villain who destroyed his planet.
Android & Cell Sagas
Goku returns to Earth two years after defeating Frieza, where he meets Future Trunks and learns of the impending arrival of Androids 17 and 18. Goku will be 29 years old by the time the androids’ preparations are finished. Goku and his friends must train for another year after the androids are absorbed by Cell before competing in the Cell Games. When Goku (and King Kai) sacrifice themselves to save the planet from Cell’s self-destruction, he is 30 years old.
Seven years pass, and Goku chooses to stay dead the entire time in order to continue his training on Otherworld. After using the Spirit Bomb to save the world from Kid Buu, Goku is able to rejoin his family on Earth and rejoin the living. It’s worth noting that Goku hasn’t physically aged a day in the last seven years because he hasn’t technically been alive at all. Goku is 37 years old, but he hasn’t been alive for eight of those years in the Dragon Ball universe. As a result, his chronological age is closer to 29.
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Battle of Gods Saga
Dragon Ball Super jumps four years ahead in Goku’s story. His son is married to Videl, Krillin is a cop, Vegeta is still very infested in his training, and Goku is living a simple, albeit boring life as a farmer at this point in the franchise. When Beerus, the God of Destruction, travels to Earth in search of the legendary Super Saiyan God, the 41-year-old Goku’s new conflict-free lifestyle comes to an end.
Golden Frieza, Universe 6, & Future Trunks Sagas
A year passes between Goku’s fight with Beerus and the return of Frieza in Dragon Ball Super , putting Goku at around 42 years old. Goku and his friends fight under Beerus against Champa’s team of Universe 6 warriors shortly after saving Earth from the rebuilt Frieza Force. Future Trunks enlists Goku and Vegeta in the fight to save his timeline from Zamasu and Goku Black, so they don’t get much rest after the tournament.
0 During the time leading up to Goku’s transformation into a Super Saiyan God, Videl was discovered to be pregnant with Pan.
Universal Survival Saga
Between the Future Trunks Saga and the Universal Survival Saga, a short period of time passes. When Goku, now 43 years old, faces seven teams of ten fighters from other universes, he faces one of the most difficult challenges of his life. Goku is able to help his team secure a hard-fought victory over Universe 11’s Jiren in the Tournament of Power thanks to his new Ultra Instinct form and notable contributions from characters such as Gohan, Vegeta, and Android 17.
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