In the Dragon Ball Z anime series, Vegeta talks about Goku's father and that he was a scientist.

My question is, who is Goku's mother?

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    Idk how authentic is Dragonball Wikia but it says, its Gine.
    – Aegon
    Aug 31, 2017 at 13:12
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    Bardock, a scientist? dragonball.wikia.com/wiki/Bardock
    – Taladris
    Aug 31, 2017 at 13:41
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    @Taladris Hey, if there is anything I've learned from Mythbusters over the years, it's that making things go boom is science.
    – onewho
    Aug 31, 2017 at 14:25

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According to her trading card in the spin-off game Super Dragon Ball Heroes, it is Gine. The game is not canon, but is official and is not contradicted by the series. Also, the later movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly is apparently canon and uses the same name. I cannot link that, however, for copyright reasons.

Included is a screenshot from SDBH: World Mission set to display text in English.

A screenshot of a card selection menu. A card depicting Goku's mother is shown with the name Gine

  • Wait, the game is the spin-off!? Hi, welcome to SF&F! Nice answer, but you could improve it by quoting the text from the card.
    – DavidW
    Jan 19, 2021 at 20:43
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    @DavidW I believe that the original source material for the Dragon Ball franchise is the manga. So all other Dragon Ball media are spinoffs or spinoffs from spinoffs.
    – Philipp
    Jan 20, 2021 at 12:29

Gine’s first appearance is in the manga chapter “Dragon Ball Minus”, this chapter is included with Jaco the Galactic Patrolman and is also adapted in the movie Dragon Ball Super Broly.

Edit : Gine was a member of the Bardock team and was saved by Bardock, and they fell in love and have two sons, by the time of Planet Vegeta destruction she was working in a meat distribution center.

This is Gine in the Movie Dragon Ball Super Broly:


Source: https://dragonball.fandom.com/wiki/Gine

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    Because of the other answer I’m aware you’re saying the answer here is Gine but could you edit this to be a bit more explicit in answering the question of how the mother is?
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jan 20, 2021 at 0:51

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