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Years after Dragon Ball Z"s anime finale, fans were given Dragon Ball GT, following Goku"s adventures across the universe after being wished back into a child"s body. For years, fans debated whether or not GT could be considered canon, but with Dragon Ball Super"s arrival, it became hard to argue against the facts. Events in Super like Frieza"s resurrection, the existence of the Gods of Destruction, as well as Goku and Vegeta"s attainment of God ki makes GT impossible to occur in the same universe as the main series. Still, for what it"s worth, it did give us some awesome battles, villains, and techniques that just shouldn"t be forgotten.
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With last year"s successful remake of Broly"s story, we know the writers are no strangers to reworking some of the series" older material, and there"s definitely room for Super to steal some of the concepts introduced in GT and make them their own. On the flip side, there are also many concepts that we think should just stay in the past. We didn"t ask for them then, and we"re definitely not begging for them now.
The GT in Dragon Ball GT stands for "Grand Tour," referring to the trek around the universe taken by Goku, Trunks, and Pan as they searched for the Black Star Dragon Balls scattered all across the universe. With the revelation of multiple existing universes in Dragon Ball Super, how could any self-respecting fan not want to see Goku and the others embark on an intergalactic voyage?
If this were done in Dragon Ball Super, Goku could visit other Tournament of Power participants on their homeworlds. He could even visit Beerus and Champa"s homeworld, or even Universe 6"s Planet Sadala! With Goku and Vegeta becoming temporary members of the Galactic Patrol in Dragon Ball Super"s manga, this feels more like a real possibility than a forlorn fantasy.
If angst-filled robotic companions are your thing, you probably wouldn"t mind hanging out with Dragon Ball GT"s Giru and Star Wars"s C-3PO on any given day. Unfortunately for us, Giru isn"t exactly something that we praise GT for.
It wasn"t that we hated the little guy; on the contrary, it was refreshing to get another character to serve as some comic relief, although the series didn"t need it as much given that most of the comedy already came from the interactions between Goku, Trunks, and Pan. With so many fodder characters introduced from the Tournament of Power, the last thing we need is one more.
Say what you want about GT. It"s hard to argue that Super Saiyan 4 isn"t the most unique in terms of aesthetics. We only wish Dragon Ball Super featured such a drastic Super Saiyan transformation that didn"t just consist of a simple change in hair and eye color.
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As Goku and Vegeta excel even further in Super, we hope to see them attain a transformation that truly sets itself apart from all the others. It doesn"t have to look anything like Super Saiyan 4, and it can still be of a divine nature. We just would love something that feels a little more prominent. Plus, we"re running out of hair colors.
7 Don"t Steal: Goku Growing His Tail Back
When Goku got to a certain age, his tail refused to grow back. Over time, Toriyama apparently forgot that Saiyans had tails, and Goten and Trunks were never seen with tails of their own. During the struggle against Baby Vegeta, Old Kai came up with the bright idea to pull out Goku"s regrowing tail in an effort to help him awaken his full Saiyan potential. While it"s highly unlikely, we hope Dragon Ball Super doesn"t decide to just give him back his tail in any circumstance.
Not only is he unable to grow a tail naturally as an adult, but he has no need to! The only reason he needed a tail in Dragon Ball GT was so he could attain Super Saiyan 4. Without Super Saiyan 4, Goku"s tail would just be an aesthetic addition that serves no value at all, unless you"re playing Dragon Ball Kakarot and need to fish or something.
Perhaps one of the biggest complaints about Dragon Ball Super is that the series only gives Goku and Vegeta a chance to shine. As the enemies grow in strength, these two have been the only warriors capable of fighting on the frontlines. Sure, the Tournament of Power took great strides in letting other characters show off their techniques, but with Dragon Ball Super: Broly, only Goku and Vegeta could once again stand against the planet"s newest threat.
We appreciated GT for its efforts in making many of the other Z-Fighters relevant, especially some that we"d ruled out for a long time. Goten, Trunks, and Pan got some solid screentime, and even Uub stepped up to the plate. We"d love to see Super"s take on this new generation of Z-Fighters.
5 Don"t Steal: Goku As A Child
After Emperor Pilaf"s wish on the Black Star Dragon Balls, Goku turned back into a child, spending most of GT in this body mostly due to the fact that he couldn"t undo the wish. In Dragon Ball Super however, this wish could easily be reversed.
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Since the Black Star Dragon Balls don"t exist in Super, a wish turning Goku into a child could easily be reversed by Earth"s Dragon Balls, Namek"s Dragon Balls, or the Super Dragon Balls! The fact that Earth"s Dragon Balls no longer turn to stone means that Goku could just gather up all seven to restore himself to an adult in no time at all.
In the 1997 Dragon Ball GT film, A Hero"s Legacy, fans met Goku Jr., Goku"s descendant, who inherited his looks, strength, and sense of justice. Whenever Dragon Ball Super comes to an end, we wouldn"t be opposed to a final sendoff that not only introduces us to Goku and the other Z-Fighters" descendants, but also shows us a world drastically different from the one we know now.
Who wouldn"t love to see the great-great-great-great-great grandchildren of Krillin and Android 18? Or even if one of the characters ended up actually replacing Beerus as Universe 7"s God of Destruction?
3 Don"t Steal: The Shadow Dragons
At its core, Dragon Ball GT was a celebration of the entire franchise; nothing proved this more than the Shadow Dragons. Each Shadow Dragon was the product of a significant wish that was made using the Dragon Balls, from Oolong"s wish for underwear to the wish used to revive those killed by Majin Vegeta so many years later.
It was a cool concept but not one we"d like to see in Super. With so many planets and universes at the show"s disposal, why make Goku and Vegeta"s next major opponent tied to Earth?
GT"s inclusion of Baby was a perfect way to reexamine Saiyan history. In Dragon Ball GT, he was depicted as a true villain, willing to hurt anyone in order to avenge the Tuffles.
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We"d love to see a version of Baby that makes it a bit harder to outright despise him, since his revenge is somewhat justified given the fact that Saiyans exterminated his creators.
1 Don"t Steal: Super 17
Out of all Dragon Ball GT villains, Super 17 makes the least amount of sense. When Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu managed to brainwash Android 17, he merged with an artificial version of himself in order to become Super 17. Somehow we were supposed to believe that two Android 17"s fusing could overpower a Super Saiyan 4, but that"s beside the point.
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The Android 17 that we"ve gotten to know over the course of the Tournament of Power has become a valuable addition to the Z-Fighters, and he"s way too strong to succumb to mere brainwashing anytime soon. If anything, Android 17 will be standing right next to Goku when the next big threat emerges.
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