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If one asked Shenron or Porunga to kill Kami/Dende/Guru/Moori, would they be able to do so?

We know the dragons are limited by the power of their creators - so, if you were to ask them to kill someone stronger than their creator, they would be unable to do so. However, is there a canonical ...
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Is there a limit to how strong someone can get in the Dragonball universe?

It would seem that in Dragonball Z/Super there really is no limit to how strong a fighter can get. Every time Goku reaches a “limit” he’ll break it and become stronger. One of the reasons I gave up ...
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What is the connection between Dragon Ball and Hawaii?

In Dragon Ball Z, there are several connections to Hawaiian culture within the series. There are various huts and "Hawaiian shirts" present, and the Kamehameha is named after one of the most ...
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Why do "Dragon Ball Z" characters often wait for each other's transformation to complete?

So I decided to revisit Dragon Ball Z because why not. And I can't seem to find a good answer to this - why do the fighters let each other power up/transform? It seems to take a great deal of time - ...
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Aside from obvious magnitude of power output, what's the difference between Kaio ken and Super Sayain transformations?

In the DBZ/DB Super worlds, there are multiple ways to "power up" or hit a new level, but two of the most iconic are the Kaio-ken [King Kai Fist] and going various levels of Super Saiyan. Now ...
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Is Zalama stronger than Zeno?

Considering that the Super Shenron's, who is summoned forth by collecting all the 7 Super Dragon Balls, wish-granting power was able to reverse the erasure of 7 universes, does that mean that he is ...
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Why did everyone think Gohan was dead?

During the Majin Boo Saga, in Dragon Ball Z, the Dragon Team thinks that Gohan is dead, even after they revived all the "good" people that have died that day. If Gohan was really dead, he ...
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Why didn't Vegeta get revived by Yamcha's wish?

In episode 240 of Dragon Ball Z (episode 123 of Dragon Ball Kai), Bulma gathers the Dragon Balls and calls Shenron. She wants to revive the people that Majin Vegeta killed in the World Martial Arts ...
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Goku speed at the end of the original series

The only canon reference to speed that I’ve been able to derive comes from the Saiyajin series. The snake way has 1 million kilometres and it takes Goku between 1 day and 4 hours and 2 days to ...
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Are the final events of DBZ considered canon?

In Dragon Ball Z, the series flashes forward 10 years after the defeat of Buu and we're introduced to things like Gohan and Videl's daughter Pan, lazy teenage versions of Trunks and Goten, and a ...
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Dragon Ball Z fan fiction where Vegeta is transported to an alternate universe and into the body of a Neko slave girl

I am looking for this one Dragon Ball Z fan fiction where Vegeta ends up being transported to an alternate universe and into the body of a Neko slave girl who committed suicide. Then Vegeta ends up on ...
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A Dragon Ball Z/GT fanfiction where characters are fighting in an interdimensional tournament

I remember reading some scanned materials on a website, which I believe were fanfiction because of how non-canon the story sounded. These scans were in French, though I don't know if it was translated ...
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Was Captain Ginyu in his original body at the start of the Freeza Saga?

Is the purple body with horns that we see his, or did he steal it prior to the Freeza saga?
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Does the moon still affect tailless Saiyans?

As we know from Goku's (and Gohan's, as well as a few others) childhood, Saiyans turn into giant raging monkeys when exposed to the moon (or even an image of it). It seems that this is contained ...
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What is the name of Goku's mother?

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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Is any other saiyan as powerful as Goku after last transformation i. e. blue?

Is any other saiyan as powerful as Goku after last transformation i.e. saiyan blue?
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Why do Saiyan apes have tails?

I never really understood why Saiyans are called apes. Goku was based on the Monkey King from "Journey to the West", and Saiyans have tails. Apes do not have tails, it's actually one of their ...
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Why didn't King Kai use Instant Transmision to help Goku reach the battle in time?

During the Saiyan saga, once Goku had finished his training with King Kai, he realized that he had not taken the time to cross Snake way into consideration, making him late to the battle. This ...
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Why are the Dragon Balls in episode 41 small if they are Namekian?

I'm watching DBZ again as an adult, and when Bulma, Krillin & Gohan meet two medical namekians, these people help them find some dragon balls. I remember namekian dragon balls were very big, but ...
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Could Bardock beat Broly in a fight?

In the Dragon Ball Z universe, could Bardock beat Broly in a fight to the death? Assuming that Bardock could go Super Saiyan.
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When does speed of characters in DBZ reach the speed of light, if at all?

In Dragonball Z, when do the characters start moving faster than light if at all?
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What was the Freezer & Cold Planet Trade Organization's profit in Dragon Ball series?

In this article it is told that Freezer's family conquered planets and traded them. What did they expect in exchange for a planet being sold? Was there a universal currency or goods they would want ...
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can super saiyan god (red) kaioken be made just like super saiyan god super saiyan kaioken?

In the last manga Goku is able to transform in super saiyan god red by his own, without the other 5 saiyans surrounding him ritual. My question is, in this transformation, can he use the kaioken on ...
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How long is Goku's pole?

Whats the maxium extent Goku has ever extended the power pole in the series? He uses it a lot in the series to do various lengths but do we know a maximum length, or the farthest hes ever extended it?
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Does Going Super Saiyan Raise Intelligence?

Is there any record of this? I would think that this would be part of the package as it would make the Saiyan more strategic etc. The first time Goku becomes a Super Saiyan he seems to get more stoic,...
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Is the zenkai referred to as an "auto-evolving mechanism" anywhere besides volume 10 of the "Dragon Ball Z" manga?

The zenkai is referred to as the "auto-evolving mechanism" on the back of volume 10 of the Dragon Ball Z manga. Is it called that anywhere else?
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What ever happened to Launch?

Launch is famous, as we all know, for being a character who disappeared because Akira Toriyama forgot about her. In the manga Launch disappears as a character but in the anime she at least has a few ...
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Is Piccolo a Demon?

All of us who watched the original Dragonball series were familiar with Piccolo being Demon king and a Demon himself, but in DBZ Vegeta told him he was a Namekian. Also, we know that Kami and ...
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Why is it when Goku turned Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan against Frost, it was regular yellow not blue?

In the tournament between Universe 6 and Universe 7, Goku fights Frost, Frieza's good doppelganger. Goku powers up to Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, but it is the traditional yellow instead of blue. ...
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Why didn't Beerus stop Buu?

Beerus is the God of Destruction in Universe 7, and his main job was to maintain balance in the universe by destroying planets. If Buu had gone around blowing planets, wouldn't it disturb the balance ...
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How exactly does the King Cold family line work with transformations?

The first member of the Frieza Clan that we see is Chilled, whom fights the Super Saiyan Bardock. He appears to be in his descendant Frieza's First Form, though he never transforms to in the fight. It ...
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What is the difference between the Legenday Super Saiyan form and the normal Super Saiyan form?

As we see from Broly's appearances, his LSSJ form seems much stronger than the normal SSJ's that we see him fight, but that is where the confusion begins. Just how much stronger is his form from the ...
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Would Goku have won from the start against Freeza? [closed]

In the Freeza Saga, Gohan, Krillin, Piccolo, and Vegeta all battle Freeza from his first form to his final. At each stage, someone is able to over power him, if even slightly and cause him damage, ...
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Goku super saiyan 4 vs super saiyan god

Now with the new Dragon Ball series, there is a new Goku transformation, Super Saiyan God, in which he becames stronger than when he is in Super Saiyan 3. But that also happens when he transforms in ...
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What happened to Goku after he destroyed Freeza on Namek? (Instant Transmission)

I remember Goku destroying Freeza on Namek and then he disappears after that. (He won't return to earth). I thought there was some mystery behind the whole Instant Transmission thing. When Vegeta ...
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In the Movie Dragon Ball Z Resurrection of F Why did Shen-long grant them two wishes while in Battle of the Gods granted them only one?

In the Movie Dragon Ball Z Resurrection of F Why did Shen-long grant them two wishes even though in the previous movie granted them only one? I remember Dende upgrading ShenLong to grant two wishes ...
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Why couldn't Vegeta keep his body?

In Dragon Ball Z before Vegeta sacrifices himself in the fight with Majin Buu, Vegeta asks Picolo if he is going to see Goku when he dies. Picolo answers him that only great warriors who did great ...
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How is the future changed when Trunk goes to the past and killed Frieza and helped Goku?

Trunks goes back to the past and killed Frieza. He also helped Goku with heart disease. Trunks described that there are now two parallel universes: one in which Goku is alive and another where all ...
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How is someone's "power level" determined in Dragonball Z?

How is a Dragonball character's power level determined numerically? What exactly is measured? *This particular image depicts a moment where Vegeta vociferously reacts to the scanner's readout of Goku'...
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Why the inconsistencies of how Vegeta was destroyed?

In the early episodes of DBZ, King Kai tells the story of what happened to the planet Vegeta. It's guardian was a good man who became disillusioned with what the Saiyans had become and called down a ...
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Confused about the time frame

In Dragonball Z, the Saiyans send baby Goku to Earth moments before Frieza destroys the planet Vegeta. Although the movie Bardock, father of Goku is a movie and should exist in the movieverse, it is ...
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If Goku and Vegeta fused and transformed into super Saiyan god, would you need another Saiyan to be able to get to super Saiyan god?

Watching Battle of Gods got me thinking: If Goku and Vegeta fused, would they need another Saiyan to become a Saiyan god (because one needs five other Saiyans, for a total of six, to become a Saiyan ...
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Who was the first Super Saiyan to be seen on the TV series?

I'm looking for the first Super Saiyan that has been seen in the TV series. As I reminisce, I think Son Goku has been the first we can see transforming fully from Normal to Super Saiyan status (on ...
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Human/Saiyan hybrid reproduction

Ok, everyone that paid attention to DBZ understands that humans and saiyans can reproduce and when they do, a half-human/half-saiyan is born. In DBGT(non-canonical) and DB: A Hero's Legacy(also non-...
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How does Goku know about the Hyperbolic Time Chamber?

In the Imperfect Cell Saga of Dragon Ball Z after Goku wakes up from his down-time recovering from the Heart Virus he mentions to Piccolo\Kami that he plans on taking Gohan, Vegeta, and Trunks to the ...
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Why can't Cell go super Saiyan given he has Saiyan DNA?

Here is something that always bugged me about Cell. Even though he was created using DNA from three Saiyans, he can't go super Saiyan. Why is this? Wouldn't he have the same ability? It just doesn't ...
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If the Namekians can "create" an extremely powerful dragon, why couldn't they help stop Buu?

The Namekians created the dragonballs and their associated dragons. These dragons are imbued with extreme power, so much so that the Supreme Kais were astounded when they first saw them (Buu saga). ...
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What were Vegeta and Nappa's power levels in DBZ Season 1?

I just finished watching the awesome fight between Goku and friends versus Vegeta and Nappa. Throughout the fight, the two evil saiyans constantly read the power levels of the "good" guys. However, ...
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