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Gohan Variations
Fighter ID:
May 757 A.D.
Mt. Paozu, Earth
Date of death
May 8, 774 A.D.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Fighting Style(s)
Kame-sennin (Turtle Hermit) Martial Arts, Ma (Demon) Fighting Style
Goku (father), Chi-Chi (mother), Bardock/Burdock (grandfather), Ox King/Gyuumaou (grandfather), Raditz (uncle), Goten (brother), Pan (daughter), Goku Jr. (great grandson)

Dragon Ball Z: Gekitō Tenkaichi Budōkai
Nintendo Entertainment System
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden
Super NES
Playable with code
Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2
Super NES
Dragon Ball Z 2
Dragon Ball Z: Buyū Retsuden / Dragon Ball Z: L'appel Du Destin
Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Butōden
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai / Dragon Ball Z
Playstation 2
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 / Dragon Ball Z 2, Dragon Ball Z 2V (Limited Edition version)
Playstation 2
Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors / Dragon Ball Z: Bukū Tōgeki (JPN)
Game Boy Advance
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 / Dragon Ball Z 3
Playstation 2
Jump Super Stars
Nintendo DS
From DragonBall
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi / Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! (JPN)
Playstation 2
Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 / Dragon Ball Z: Bukū Ressen (JPN)
Nintendo DS
Super Dragon Ball Z / Chō Dragon Ball Z (alt. kanji reading)
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai
Playstation Portable
Battle Stadium D.O.N.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 / Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! NEO (JPN)
Playstation 2
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai 2
Playstation Portable
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 / Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! METEOR (JPN)
Playstation 2
Jump Ultimate Stars
Nintendo DS
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
PlayStation 3
Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World
Playstation 2
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
Xbox 360
Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team / Dragon Ball Tag VS
Playstation Portable
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2
PlayStation 3
Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butōden
Nintendo DS
Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi / Dragon Ball Game Project Age 2011 (preliminary title), Dragon Ball: Ultimate Blast (JPN)
Xbox 360
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
PlayStation Vita
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden
Nintendo 3DS
Dragon Ball Z: Idainaru Dragon Ball Densetsu / Dragon Ball Z Legends, Dragon Ball Z The Legend
Dragon Ball XenoVerse / Dragon Ball New Project
Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2
Dragon Ball FighterZ

Pre History

The eldest son of Son Goku and Chi-Chi, Son Gohan was named after Goku's adoptive grandfather. As a young boy, he was kidnapped by his evil uncle Raditz. Following Raditz and Goku's deaths, he was trained by Piccolo so that he would be strong enough to hold his own against Nappa and Vegeta, who were on their way to Earth. As powerful as he was, Gohan was also a bit cowardly, in comparison to his father at that age.

He and Krillin held off Nappa and Vegeta until Goku could return from the dead. Nappa was beaten by Goku and killed by Vegeta for his failure. Gohan, Krillin, and Goku took on Vegeta, and the Saiyan Prince retreated.

To resurrect Piccolo and the other warriors of Earth, Gohan, Krillin, and Bulma shuttled off to Namek while Goku recovered. Piccolo was resurrected with the Namekian Dragon Balls, and they were joined by Vegeta, as they all fought against the alien tyrant Frieza. Vegeta and Krillin would die, pushing Goku to become a Super Saiyan and defeat Frieza.

Whilst Goku and Vegeta are training in separate parts of the cosmos, Gohan leads the charge against Garlic Jr. and his henchmen. Thanks to some deceitful trickery from Piccolo and Krillin, Gohan is able to force Garlic Jr. to open the Dead Zone, after which Gohan destroys the Makyo Star, sending Garlic Jr. packing back to the void.

Upon Goku's return, Gohan went to the Room of Spirit & Time to train with his father for the battle against Cell. While there, he achieved Super Saiyan status himself. Goku kept pushing Gohan further to a new level, but he could not continue on.

Goku is the first to fight in Cell's "Cell Games" tournament, but actually dropped out so that Gohan could fight. Cell, interested to see Gohan's full potential, unleashed Cell Jr.s to attack the Z Warriors, then crushes the benevolent Android 16's head. Enraged, Gohan bursts into Super Saiyan 2 status, becoming the first in the series to achieve this level of power. He makes quick work of the Cell Jr.s and takes to fighting Cell. As a gambit, Cell initiates his self-destruct sequence. Goku takes him to King Kai's planetoid before he can blow, thus dying in the process.

Sadly, Cell regenerates and returns to Earth, killing Trunks. A distraught Gohan is having a tough time overpowering the re-energized Cell, until the spirit of his dead father encourages him. Gohan vanquishes Cell with a Super Kamehameha.

Seven years later, Gohan has been studying to be a scholar as his mother wanted. Chi-Chi has given birth to her and Goku's second son, Goten, and Gohan has started going to high school. Realizing that Satan City is a dangerous place, Gohan requests a quick-change costume from Bulma so he can fight crime without fear of being noticed. His father's oldest friend obliges, and Gohan becomes the Great Saiyaman. His classmate Videl, who was Mr. Satan's daughter, became suspicious of Gohan, and eventually deduced that he was the Great Saiyaman.

A Tenkaichi Budokai (martial arts tournament) was taking place, and Videl implored Gohan to join. Goku was also coming back from the dead for one day to participate. During Gohan's match against Kibito, he is ambushed by Yamu and Spopovich, and has his energy drained. The duo were under the control of a wizard named Babidi, who had plans to use the energy to restore his father's creation, the demon genie Majin Buu, back to the world.

Babidi sent his enforcer, the brainwashed king of the demons, Dabura, to fight Earth's warriors. Gohan faced off against Dabura, but having slacked in his training, he was no match. When Buu was revived, and after he had killed Dabura, it was up to the East Kaioushin (Supreme Kai), current highest order God, and Gohan to defend against the genie. Gohan was severely injured and near death, but was restored by Kibito, who turned out to be the Supreme Kai's attendant.

Gohan went to the World of the Kaioushin to pull out the legendary Z Sword to defeat Buu with. Goku met them there, and tried training with Gohan. Unfortunately, Goku broke the sword, but it unleashed an older Kaioushin that was trapped within. This Elder Kai powered Gohan up to an amazingly immense level, giving him a power-up commonly known as the "Mystic" state. Gohan left to fight Buu.

As powerful as Gohan was, he was no match for Buu's trickery. Buu absorbed Gohan and took on his powers. Goku and Vegeta entered Buu's body to retrieve Gohan, Piccolo, Goten, and Trunks, but unfortunately all four of them were killed when Buu destroyed the world.

Following Buu's defeat, Gohan settled down and married Videl. Gohan became a research scholar for Capsule Corporation, and has a daughter named Pan.

The greedy impish Emperor Pilaf and his gang attempt to steal the Black Star Dragon Balls from Kami's Lookout, when Pilaf accidentally wishes Goku back into a child. Gohan is amongst the first to learn of this blunder. His pint-sized father, along with Pan and Trunks, head to Outer Space to retrieve the Black Star Dragon Balls, which had scattered across the galaxy and needed to be reunited within a year, old the Earth would explode.

When the three of them returned, a Tuffle parasite named Baby stowed away on their ship. Baby's first possessee on Earth was Goten, but when Baby realized Gohan was stronger, he moved on to possess him. Baby Gohan fought and defeated Piccolo, and it wouldn't be long before he moved on to the body he would settle in, Vegeta.

Baby Vegeta used the Black Star Dragon Balls to wish for his home planet to return. Following Baby's defeat, Earth's warriors would not have enough time to gather the balls again. Earth was completely evacuated except for one soul - Piccolo. Piccolo had chosen to stay behind on the Earth as it exploded, so that the Black Star Dragon Balls (which were created by the Namekian that would become Kami and later split into Piccolo) would be rendered inert, thus saving them from potentially harming the Earth again. Before his death, Piccolo telepathically spoke to Gohan. The Earth detonated, and Gohan's friend, mentor, and sometime surrogate father, was gone, never to be wished back.
Future Gohan
Future Gohan represents Gohan according to the "dark" future.
Gohan (Teen)
Irreversible advancement / evolution / transformation of a character. Generally brought upon by aging, death, magic, merging, etc.
Gohan is the first-born son of Goku.
Characters are brother or sister to one another.
Has imparted some or all of their fighting prowess upon another.
Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22
The Ultimate Battle
Small? Perhaps! But with oversized courage and strength! All you have to do is go for it! First child of GOKU and CHI CHI, you had PICCOLO as a sensei. You have great
respect for him. However, you are kind and timid like a little gentleman! But within, you hide a power that is capable of making such terrifying enemies as FRIEZA and VEGETA tremble with fear! Even though you are small
and your fighting technique is nothing special, your special moves such as your KAMEHAMEHA or MASENKO are very powerful.

Fun Facts
Damn Dirty Ape
The Oozaru in the Budokai Tenkaichi series is variously used to represent either Gohan or Goku's youngest incarnations in the games' story modes. However, only Kid Goku is able to actively transform into it during gameplay.

In the movie-based game DragonBall Evolution, Oozaru represents Goku's true form. It is noticeably smaller than its Budokai Tenkaichi counterpart (although still large), and still wears Goku's clothing.