Bardock & Trunks Ramble
Now these little info bit were joined together because these are the only two
Dragonball Z movies I’ve seen and if you haven’t seen either, well this tells the story
of them. So if you want to keep away from spoilers don’t read.
(this is taken from the Bardock - Son of Goku movie)
First and for most before I start this ramble on Bardock I’m letting you know that
despite what Vegeta said (about Bardock) being a top scientist of the planet Vegeta
was wrong. In the movie he was just a low class saiyan fighter. Who loved to fight
and could remember every battle he’d ever been in.
Now Bardock in the movie starts off as the leader of a small crew of Saiyans, Tora,
Fascha, Portos and one more (I can’t remember his name) They start on the planet
Kanasa (sp??) A planet that Frieza wants taken over for it’s psychic powers. What
happens is that when the band of five saiyans go Oozaru they pretty much waste
everything. But the next day the missed one and he confronts them in the process he
gives Bardock psychic abilities so he can see their end (as in the saiyans and planet
Vegeta) much like they had. But getting this ability knocks him out. So they return to
Vegeta so Bardock can recover. Frieza has noticed Bardock and his little band of low
class saiyans (Kanasa was apparently a hard planet to take over) so Frieza sends them
on assignment to the planet Meat (??) But Bardock is still recovering. In recovering
he’s shown an image of Planet Vegeta exploding along with an image of Tora dying
(or dead) then along comes numerous Dragonball images as in Goku, Bulma, Master
Roshi, Krillen, Mr Popo, and King Piccolo (no Yamcha damnit!!!). then Bardock is
snapped out of it, by the medical team. Ironically enough the visions were triggered
by baby Goku’s crying (note: in GT Pan’s crying triggers Goku to transform in to
Now Bardock know by now that Goku’s different or he feels he is while having the
visions, Bardock then heads off to Planet Meat. He is triggered again by Goku’s
crying and he stops by the maternity ward to see Goku sitting there bawling (as babies
do) and boy does Goku cry!! Bardock sees Goku has been named “Kakarott” (it looks
like the medical team names the saiyan babies). So Bardock head off to Meat after
being disappointed in Goku’s “Average” power level.
Upon arrival of the planet Bardock sees that infact it was an ambush by Frieza as Tora
informs him while dying. Tora mentions that Frieza’s elite ambushed them because
Freiza was afraid of Bardock. Tora then dies and Bardock is not a happy man when
the Elite show up. So enters the catchy music and fight scene... Bardock does really
really really well that is until Dodoria shows up and he gets blasted with lazer breath
(yuck!). Dodoria heads back to Frieza thinking Bardock is dead. But infact Bardock is
still alive- Just. He gets in his pod and heads back to Planet Vegeta. But along the way
his pod crosses paths with Goku (who is being sent to earth). Bardock arrives on
planet Vegeta with the realisation hat Frieza is coming to blow it up so he goes to
warn his fellow saiyans but they pretty much think he’s a nutbar and so Bardock
heads off alone to confront Frieza.
Along the way he has another series of visions, one is of Namek where he see’s Goku
all grown up standing with his back to him (this is my favorite vision) Goku looks
over at him and says something like “You know who I am don’t you Bardock?”
Bardock then says he does and that he’s his son. and Goku does his little thing. “it’s
not to late to change.” to be better than Frieza. Then Frieza comes in to the vision at
the point of blasting Planet Vegeta. Bardock sees his own end in this vision and he
gets up and goes to confront Frieza (he wants to live) But as he’s blasting towards the
sky Frieza’s men all come at him from Frieza’s ship and they pile on top of Bardock
(this scene reminds me of Goku’s strength) and eventually Bardock reaches close to
Frieza’s ship (now here comes the part from the Namek series flashback). Bardock
calls Frieza out to face him. Frieza comes out and Bardock does this speech on how
he and all of the saiyans quit and don’t work for him anymore. Bardock then sends a
hand sized ki blast to Frieza as a kind of avenging his lost crew and for all the planets
Frieza had ordered to be destroyed, but then Frieza does his whole little blow the
planet up thing. and Bardock is blasted with the knowledge that Goku will come
forward and take Frieza on and defeat him. In the series Bardock said something like
“My son lives on” this line was not present in the movie in the movie instead it was
The movie ends with Vegeta being contacted and told that Planet Vegeta was
destroyed by a freak meteorite and that as far as they knew of he was the only sole
survivor. then it switches to Goku in his space pod with Bardock’s words over top it’s
a really sad thing I think, because Bardock says that he was sorry that he never got to
hold him in his arms and so forth. *sniff sniff*
Goku then arrives on Earth... (but that’s another page)
Right The history of Trunks is what the beginning of this is taken from...I don't know about the other Trunks I haven't seen that far int he series yet.
The movie starts out the gang are gather round Goku’s place, Everyone is there,
Vegeta off to the side, Piccolo, Krillen, Yamcha, Bulma holding baby Trunks, Tien
and Chaoitsu are in a circle. Oolong, Puar are by some rocks watching for Gohan’s
arrival. Chi-chi, Turtle, Master Roshi and Ox King are inside by Goku’s body.
Gohan arrives and zips past the gang and inside. But Goku has just died.
Then ya get the narrator saying about the androids and ya see Piccolo, Vegeta,
Yamcha, Tien die in that order then Krillen, (they’re pretty much wasted at the
begining probably to avoid using the actor’s voices in the movie my bet, but still
Krillen and Vegeta get about a line each) sure it was along the lines of “He’s gone...”
and “Kakarott- no.” but still they got a line.
Now we move to fourteen years later. The androids are playing kill the humans...
Bulma and Trunks are driving back from getting some food when on the radio the
sounds of the broadcaster says that the androids are attacking Ginger town. Trunks
then takes off, but he arrives to late to find just a little plushie bunny toy then bada
boom the arrival of Gohan. Trunks and Gohan go back to a very fallen apart Capsule
Corp. Inside Trunks mentions he wants Gohan to train him and he has this little tear
thing going on. and Gohan agrees, but Trunks tells him not to tell Bulma at the
moment Bulma returns with the shopping and we have a little cute part where Bulma
cooks a meal up and serves Gohan who in Goku style wolfs the food down with the
announcement of “Chew Attack!” Trunks then copies with the same announcement.
Talk about an influence! (I knew Trunks could be a pig aswell!!)
The movie goes on to show Gohan trying to teach Trunks how to become a super
saiyan, but Trunks gets only the flicker then the fall over thing.
There is an android attack so Gohan takes Trunks with him and tells him to stay back
and Gohan proceeds to kick ass, then get his ass kicked in return. Sooo finally Trunks
steps in and he faces up against eighteen. He makes the mistake of calling her a witch
and she goes to blast him in which Gohan rushes in and shields Trunks and zips off
with the unconscious teen. Gohan then hides. The androids annoyed fire off a few
“pot shots” and hope to get lucky. In the end I think it’s where Gohan looses his arm
and gets that scar that runs down over his left eye. After the androids have gone,
Gohan and Trunks are really badly beaten and Gohan pulls out the brown pouch and
he only has one sensu bean left. he gives it to Trunks in hopes that Trunks will live
before passing out.
Trunks returns to Capsule Corp. With Gohan. Gohan lives but lets out the most
loudest cry of pain as Bulma sterilises his arm. Now Gohan is left to heal. But I
assume this is the part in where the series flashbacks kick in of Gohan and Trunks
hiding from the androids because Gohan has the scar int he series and the use of a one
armed Masenko ha. But as it happens in these movies Next time Gohan and Trunks
go out to train he androids attack a near by town- While trunks and Gohan are just
resting from training (this is where we find out Gohan had turned super saiyan due to
Piccolo and Krillen’s death). Seeing the ongoing attacks Trunks wants to come to
fight the androids but Gohan doesn’t want him to, because Gohan wants Trunks to
live. So Gohan agrees to Trunks coming and When Trunks turns round (my guess is to
wait til Gohan takes off to follow him) Gohan hits Trunks across the back of the neck
and goes off on his own. This spelled the end of Gohan.
Then Trunks wakes up and he heads off in to town it’s there he sees Gohan’s body
and with a cry of loss Trunks finally achieved Super Saiyan....
Four years later
Trunks is returning from shopping and he sees Bulma working on the time machine,
he teases her about it, as sons do about a mother’s form of hobbies (or maybe that’s
just my brother). They have a conversation about going back in time to change thing.
Trunks of course is sceptical. Then over the radio the androids are reported to be
attacking Bridge Town (I think) so Trunks heads off to face them much to Bulma’s
protests. Trunks arrives and he tries to take them on (insert battle here) but fails
badly. They basically have this awesome last blast that knocks Trunks over and he’s
thought to be dead.
Trunks wakes up in the bed seeing the ceiling fan and then Bulma looks at him and
Trunks announces that he’s ready to go to the past to give Goku the antidote. of
course he wants to know if Goku could make a difference and well ya know (insert
Goku flashback photo’s here).
Once Trunks it healed he heads in to the past for the first time. And there it leads in to
the series. Trunks meets the gang leaving the warning and antidote with Goku and he
leaves again. Only to come back a in that time three years later (but obviously not in
his own) in hopes of finding a way to destroy the androids.
Okay and for the series wise we all know he hangs round until after the Cell games to
go back home to destroy the androids and Cell of that time.