Little Known Dragon Ball Z Facts
1. Did you know that Rou Kaioushin is fused with someone? No,
I'm not talking about Kaioushin, he's fused with Kibito, most people know that.
But thousands of years ago, before he was sealed in the Z Sword, Rou Kaioushin
looked very much like Kaioushin. Well, one day he was sitting under a tree
reading a comic book, (manga), when an old witch snuck up from behind him and
stole one of his earrings. These are the Potora earrings that automatically
cause Fusion if both are put on the opposite ears of two different people. She
put the earring on her left ear and Rou Kaioushin looked at her in horror as the
two flew through the air towards each other and fused life. That's why Rou
Kaioushin looks so different from Kaioushin, and that's also how he was able to
do that spell to upgrade Gohan's power since he's part witch.
2.Did you know that Tenshinhan participates in the fight
against Super Buu? Super Buu was about to do an attack that would kill Gohan,
but suddenly a blast came out of nowhere and deflected Buu's attack. It was
Tenshinhan's Kikohou. Of course he gets knocked out later, and dies when the
Earth explodes, but hey, at least he helped unlike two other Z Fighters, ahem,
Kuririn and Yamucha. Even when they were alive, they hardly even tried to help
out against Majin Buu.
3.(Courtesy of King Jimbo) Did you know that planet Vegita
wasn't always planet Vegita? Before the Saiya-jin took over, it was called
4.Did you know that Mr. Satan's dog is named Bee?
5.Did you know that in the TV series only, Kuririn had a
girlfriend before No. 18? Her name was Maron, just like his daughter, except her
name didn't have two r's. She was really beautiful, but a total ditz.
6.Did you know that in the TV series only, there was an episode
where Gohan went on a date? He thinks a girl named Angela knows a secret of his,
(she never says what the secret she knows is), and she bribes him to go out with
her, or else she'll tell everyone. Gohan thinks she knows he's the Great Saiya
Man, but it turns out, she only knew he wears teddy bear underwear.
7. Did you know that in the TV series only, there's an episode
which focusses on Piccolo and Gokou going to driving school? It's hysterical! It
ends up in an all out race between the 2 warriors, from a crowded high-way, to
the outskirts of town.
8.Did you know that Vegita never reached true Ultimate Super
Saiya-jin during the Cell saga? The only people to reach that level were Trunks
and Son Gokou. Trunks states that his father was only lacking a little bit of
power. Ultimate SSJ, is essentially SSJ2, but with not quite as much power, and
it's a very slow moving form.
9.Did you know that Vegita actually admits that Gokou is better
at fighting than him? In the episode where Gokou fights Little Buu as Super
Saiya-jin 3, Vegita is off to the side watching and contemplaiting Gokou's
actions and powers throughout the years. Finally he figures out that why Gokou
is so strong. He fights not just for his personal goal, but for the safety of
others, as well as personal enjoyment. He doesn't fight just to win, just to
have a good time. He remembers all the times Gokou surpassed him and finally his
speech ends with, "Gokou, you truly are Earth's Number 1 fighter!".
10. (Courtesy of King Jimbo) Did you know that at one point
Piccolo is stronger than Gokou, Vegita, Trunks, and Gohan? When he fuses with
Kami, he becomes the most powerful Z Soldier for a while.
11. Did you know that Gokou's home address IS actually given in
the series and manga? His address is 439 East District.
12.(Courtesy of King Jimbo) Did you know that the Cell that
everyone in the present fights, is actually from a third time-line we never see?
The Cell that Gohan killed arrived here in the following steps. First he killed
Trunks in his time, stole Trunk's time machine, arrived in the present,
precisely one year before Cyborg Freeza arrived, stayed in a pupa state, and
then hatched several years later. It sounds confusing, but it's true.
13. Did you know that in Future Trunks' time, Androids 16,19
and 20 never existed? Also, Doctor Gero was killed by his creations, so Trunks
never even saw him.
14. Did you know that regardless of Gokou's many fruitless
attempts to learn to drive, eventually he does. He even passes the written test
because Chi-chi forces him to study all night.
15. Did you know that there's a pretty funny episode near the
end of Z where Buruma holds a party for everyone, even Dende is invited.
Everyone has a good time, even Vegita, who after getting drooled on by Buu,
actually smiles and gives him a sandwich. Everyone's there except of course,
yep, Gokou. He's off protecting some terrydactyl eggs. But eventually he shows
up. At the very end of another late Z episode, there's a cute bit where Gokou is
splashing around with Goten and Trunks in his water basin. Eventually it gets
aggressive and Gokou holds the kid's heads under-water, but then they hop out
and do fusion naked, becoming a nude Gotenks. Gotenks jumps in and tries to
overcome Gokou, but Gokou turns into Super Saiya-jin 2 and the water basin
explodes leaving a naked Gokou happily staring down at his attacker. Buruma and
Ch-chi rush forward to cover up their little warrior..er...warriors.
16. Perhaps, when you first heard Gokou's Japanese voice, you
thought, "Ha! That's pretty funny!!! It sounds like a girl!" Guess
what? You're right. That means that Gohan, and Goten's voices are also a woman's
since the same person does all three character's voices. Kuririn's voice is also
17. Did you know that Akira Toriyama made a short comic of
Vegita beating up Gokou? Well...beating him at a Super Famicom game that is.
18. Did you know that the name of the temple that Kuririn came
from was the Orinji Temple. The word Orinji means, "Many Tree", so
Kuririn comes from the Many Tree Temple.
19. Did you know that The Capsule Corporation and the Red
Ribbon Army, were actually in competition with each other in the auto industry?
RR's percentage of world-wide sales was 16%, and the CC's percentage of
world-wide sales was 40%. However in the year, 778, the CC completely destroys
them in the industry.
20. Did you know that in the TV series only, there was an
episode that dealt with Gohan getting tuttored? The guy was a real mean SOB and
actually whipped Gohan with a little whip. Chi chi started to get angry about
that, but when the tutor bad-mouthed Gokou, Chi chi went nuts and ran him out of
21. Did you know that Mr. Satan is indeed a very strong man?
Probablly the strongest human minus any of the Z Soldiers and his daughter.
Before the Cell Game, (in the TV series only), to show his strength to the
world, he pulls 4 busses across a stadium.
21. Did you know that there was a HUGE difference between
Trunks the Story manga, and the Trunks TV Special? In the manga, Trunks was able
to turn SuperSaiya-jin before Gohan died. But in the TV Special, Gohan's death
is what caused Trunks to transform into the Super Saiya-jin.
22. Did you know that according to police records, Buruma's ID
number is SSC 41453 ?
23. Did you know there were 187 fights from Dragon Ball to the
end of Dragon Ball Z?
24. Did you know that Future Trunks goes back to his time, and
kills the Artificial Humans 17 and 18 in episode 194 of Dragon Ball Z, and
ironically, when Trunks fought them, that was the 149th battle in the series.
25. Did you know that Buruma changes her hairstyle, (not
counting her first one), 15 times from DB to the end of DBZ?