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Future Trunks ( 未み来らいのトランクス) is the Saiyan and Earthling hybrid son of Future Vegeta and Future Bulma from an alternate future. By the time Present Trunks was born, the timeline had been altered by Future Trunks' and Cell's trips to the past. Therefore, the two Trunks had completely different lives. Well-mannered, serious and very cautious, Trunks hails from an alternate timeline in which Future Androids 17 and 18 murdered the Z Fighters and proceeded to create apocalyptic hell on Earth. Trunks is trained by Future Gohan as a teenager and becomes a gifted fighter, swordsman and a Super Saiyan; traits that aid him greatly in the battle against the Androids after traveling back in time in order to save his own future.
Trunks is a slim yet well-built young man of below average height and light skin-color; his facial features and skin-tone are inherited from his father. He has blue eyes, and hair colored lavender. in Dragon Ball Super and Dragon Ball SF, his hair color is blue.
In his childhood, he wore a white shirt with blue long sleeves and the Capsule Corporation title on the chest along with grey sweatpants and blue boots. When during his first adventure in the present timeline, he is usually seen wearing an indigo jacket reaching his abdomen with the Capsule Corporation logo on the left sleeve, a black tank-top, dark gray pants with a white belt, and golden boots, and computerized watch. His most noticeably accessory is his broadsword hanging on his back and hanging over his right shoulder in a red sheath with a blue strap. Later for his battle against Cell, he wears clothing identical to his father's: a blue skin-tight jumpsuit with a Saiyan Battle Armor, white boots with yellow tips, and white gloves. Following his training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, he grows noticeably taller and muscular, though still somewhat shorter and thinner than Goku. He also sports longer hair reaching past his shoulders, which is later cut back to its normal length.
In Bojack Unbound, Trunks retains his primary attire in the Androids Saga but his indigo jacket has been replaced with an identical vest, and also retains his long hair.
In Dragon Ball Super, Trunks' clothes change somewhat from the outfit he initially wore; he wears a periwinkle-colored jacket that reaches his waist with the Capsule Corporation logo on the left sleeve, with a long red scarf around his neck, dark gray pants, and pale-green boots with black tips. Underneath his jacket, Trunks wears an olive green shirt with patches on the shoulders and forearms, reminiscent of British military standard issue jumpers. Noticeably, his hair and eyebrow color is blue in all Super media, just like his mother.
Trunks, having never met his father, nor grown up under his influence, combined with the fact that he grew up in an apocalyptic world, is very cautious, broody, and serious. unlike his main timeline counterpart, who had a personality very similar to his father's Due to living in such harsh times and trying to find any means necessary to destroy the androids, Trunks lacks the arrogance and pride of Saiyans like Goku and Vegeta and uses methods unbecoming of a traditional Saiyan warrior. Nevertheless, Future Trunks is depicted as incredibly respectful to everyone, especially his mother Future Bulma and his master Future Gohan. When he finally meets Vegeta in the past, Future Trunks is seen to be constantly trying to impress him. This is often mixed with disgust and horror towards his father's uncaring attitude towards those around him, especially when Vegeta refused to save Bulma and baby Trunks when Dr. Gero blows up their capsule airplane, forcing Future Trunks to save his present counterpart and mother. Unlike his father or alternate timeline self, Future Trunks is often shown to be very polite and well-mannered.
Another trait of Trunks' personality that was hinted in Dragon Ball Super, was that Future Trunks only desired to become stronger in order to defeat the current threat that appeared before him. After being defeated by Future Zamasu and Black (even with Goku and Vegeta's assistance), and realizing the rogue Supreme Kai's immortality and the dark entity's ever growing power, Future Trunks felt utterly hopeless on being able to save everyone in his time, but eventually got over it thanks to his Present counterpart.
At the end of the Future Trunks Saga, as Future Trunks and Future Mai were about to disappear in the Time Machine, both Gohan and Piccolo appeared to bid farewell, Trunks looks at the former and was saddened that he couldn't save anyone in his timeline. Trunks began to cheer up after Gohan tells him to take care (remembering his old master: Future Gohan), and happily looks forward to protecting everyone in the new timeline. Future Trunks' favorite food is convenience store bento and he enjoys tinkering with machines.
BackgroundEditTrunks was born in Age 766 and is from an alternate timeline, one in which the Earth had been continuously terrorized by Future Android 17 and Future Android 18. By the time we are introduced to the pair of Androids, over three fourths of the world's population has been eliminated due to their spree of destruction. In this future, Future Gohan and Future Trunks are weaker versions of themselves without the training of the experienced Z Fighters later on. In this timeline, Goku dies of a heart virus six months before the Androids arrive, leaving the Z Fighters without one of their greatest heroes. His father Vegeta and all of the other Z Fighters (except Future Gohan) are killed, with the Androids easily outclassing them in power since they were both built to be more powerful than Goku. The Z Fighters are unable to be wished back to life as the Dragon Balls are permanently useless, due to Piccolo's death, which also kills Kami.
Dragon Ball ZEdit
The History of Trunks (TV Special)EditOver the course of the next thirteen years in Age 780, Gohan becomes Future Trunks' mentor and trains him in everything he knows, also teaching him swordsmanship Gohan tries his best to teach Trunks how to become a Super Saiyan as well, necessary for him to compete against the Androids' might. However, with everyone already dead and having not yet felt a certain level of sadness and sorrow, Trunks simply cannot find the motivation to transform.
One day in an amusement park named Super World, Gohan and Trunks face the Androids in battle where Trunks, in his inexperience, is cornered by Android 18. Gohan is forced to sacrifice himself to save Future Trunks, losing his arm in the process which only further demoralizes Trunks and causes his confidence to fall. Trunks tries repeatedly to attain Super Saiyan during training but still struggles with it, unlike his alternate-timeline self who attains it at a much younger age and with relative ease. Later in Age 780, the pair are drawn into battle against the Androids again, so Gohan knocks Trunks unconscious knowing that if he faces them again he will be killed. Gohan holds his own against the Androids at Pepper Town, being stronger than each individually but unable to compete with both of them and their infinite energy reserves. Gohan is defeated and killed, leaving Trunks to find his body lying in the rain.
Overcome with anger and grief, Trunks finally transforms into a Super Saiyan, and spends the next few years training to avenge his fallen allies, but despite all this, he struggles to defeat the Androids. After another close escape at Bridgetown in Age 783, Future Bulma reveals her Time Machine to her son, which she hopes he will use to return to the past and save Goku, hopefully altering the future. In this future, Trunks did not know his father Vegeta at all, as he was only an infant at the time he was murdered by the Androids.
In Age 784, Trunks travels back in time 20 years to Age 764, in order to warn Goku about the android threat in the near future, as well as to deliver medication that will cure Goku of the heart virus that he is supposed to die from.
Trunks and Android SagaEditUpon arrival in Age 764, Future Trunks is greeted by Frieza with his father King Cold. They had come to Earth in order to seek revenge upon Goku's loved ones, and to kill Goku himself. Trunks, then seventeen years old, did not look like much of a threat to Frieza, and he freely told him so. Trunks implies his ability to transform into a Super Saiyan, but Frieza, albeit initially shocked, laughs it off along with his father. Trunks, anticipating that Frieza does not believe him, proves it by transforming, to Frieza's horror. Frieza was then given three opportunities to kill Future Trunks, but the young Super Saiyan is able to block and dodge the attacks with ease, and he kills all the soldiers Frieza and his father had brought to Earth. Future Trunks defeats Frieza after going Super saiyan and performs a Burning Attack to have Frieza dodge the blast, which is followed up by his Shining Sword Attack.
Frieza, cut in half, was defeated by having his body hacked to pieces and Future Trunks then followed up with an energy blast, and was soon followed by his arrogant father King Cold, who was killed by a God Breaker. Trunks then guides the Z Fighters congregated nearby to the place where Goku is going to land, and then has them wait for Goku to arrive. He offers the Z Fighters a drink from his capsule cooler. During their wait, Trunks keeps staring at Vegeta (due to it being the first time he actually met his father since he died), causing the latter to demand to know why he is staring at him.
After two hours, upon looking at his watch, Future Trunks informs the Z Fighters that Goku's ship is about to land.
When Goku arrives, Trunks finds out to his chagrin that he interfered with the timeline unnecessarily; although miles away in space, Goku was prepared to step in using his Instant Transmission technique (just as he did in Future Trunks' timeline) when Trunks showed up and killed Frieza. Trunks then informs Goku of the future where the Androids arrive and kill all of the Z Fighters in a large battle, also telling Goku not to inform anyone about his parents. However, Piccolo's sensitive Namekian ears pick up the conversation, and as Goku forgot some details about Trunks' telling, Piccolo tells the Z Fighters of the future, inspiring the heroes to train their hardest for the next three years. However, inadvertently, Trunks' revelation of the future alters it slightly.
When the androids eventually appear and they face the Z Fighters, Goku had not contracted the heart disease six months prior like he was supposed to, instead he contracted it during the battle against Android 19. Before Goku could be killed, Vegeta saves him, telling Yamcha to take him home and cure him with his medication, and reveals his new Super Saiyan form, killing Android 19 with great ease when he uses his signature Big Bang Attack to reduce him to a smoldering head. Trunks returns to the past to find Android 19's detached head on the Southern Continent and Android 20, two androids he never saw in his timeline and realizes that this timeline is now branching off considerably from his own. When Android 20 (who is, Dr. Gero in reality) releases the real androids of his future, Android 17 and Android 18, they rebel and kill their creator before releasing the previously unknown Android 16.
Because Trunks warned the heroes of the future and they trained to become stronger, the androids of this timeline have been made considerably stronger, to the point where Android 18 is able to even easily take down Super Saiyan Vegeta and Super Saiyan Trunks together. Vegeta fights Android 18 and eventually loses. Trunks rushes to his father's aid, in an attempt to slash her with his sword; however, she blocks the attack (causing the sword to crack, much to his astonishment), and he was struck down by Android 17 seconds later. Moments later, he had recovered and attempts another attack; however, Android 18 caught on to this and throws Vegeta at him. Trunks was then defeated, while returning to his base form. Afterwards, he and Krillin went to Goku's house to evacuate him from the premises, and boards Yamcha's airship.
Imperfect Cell, Perfect Cell and Cell Games SagaEditEventually, Cell from another alternate timeline is revealed and hatches from his larval state, and he sets about absorbing the androids of the current timeline. After learning from Piccolo how Cell was created and the location at what was Dr. Gero's Lab where Cell was being created, Trunks set out alongside Krillin to destroy the main timeline's incarnation of Cell and the underground lab. During this event, Trunks uncovers blueprints of Android 17, eventually leading to the discovery of the Android's weakness: a Shut Down Remote.
Because the androids and Cell are superior in strength to any of the fighters, the heroes go to train again, this time in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. When Vegeta and Trunks train in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber together, Trunks believes he surpasses Vegeta in power (though he fails to see the reason why Vegeta stops increasing his maximum power at the time) by ascending further to the Super Saiyan Third Grade state like Trunks. However, throughout the year that was spent in the Time Chamber, Trunks realized Vegeta's real sense of Saiyan pride and thought it was best to hide his true power level out of fear of upsetting his father, unaware of the fact or reason Vegeta purposely did not ascend.
Trunks had managed to reach what is known as the Super Saiyan Third Grade state, where the Saiyan is still a Super Saiyan, but has greatly augmented their physical strength from even the Super Saiyan Second Grade state. However, due to the overblown muscle mass, the brute force benefit in this form is offset by a gross decrease in speed, a point which Cell proved by toying with him, constantly dodging his every move, then explaining the flaw and proving he could bulk up just the same. It is later realized that Vegeta could have easily reached this same level of power if he wanted, but decided against it due to knowing full well the form's weakness, something Trunks failed to spot during their training due to his inexperience. After Vegeta allows Semp Perfect Cell to absorb Android 18, Future Trunsk tries to prevent him from doing while fighting both Cell and Vegeta, however Cell manages to absorb her and transform into his Perfect form.
Trunks is the second Saiyan to take on Perfect Cell with the intention of destroying him. Although Trunks' power was enough to deal significant damage to Cell, Trunks simply kept increasing his power, unaware that his speed was greatly decreasing and his energy consumption greatly augmented to a point where sustaining the state would prove to be a problem. His body became too bulky and slow from the large quantity of muscle and this gave Cell the upper hand, despite not even having powered up and slightly below Trunks in brute strength. Trunks quickly realized that he was too slow and gave up hope right before Cell's eyes. The battle hungry Cell however, was intrigued at how strong Trunks had become in such a short period of time and posed a challenge to the strongest fighters on Earth (The Z Fighters) to train as much as they could over a period of ten days.
Trunks then left the battlefield and spread the word about the Cell Games before taking a position in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, again training for a whole year in one day. When Trunks emerges from his training his power had seen very little increase compared to last time. Trunks is forced to contend with Cell's smaller but incredibly powerful clones along with the other heroes, slowly and gradually losing the fight. After Cell self-destructs out of fear of Super Saiyan 2 Gohan, a cluster of cells containing the core of his being survives and he uses it to resurrect himself through regeneration, much stronger than he ever had been before. Upon his reappearance, he impales Future Trunks through the chest with a Full Power Death Beam, mortally wounding him. While Gohan is preparing to fight Cell again, Trunks uses up the last of his life energy to vomit up blood, and Yamcha and Tien Shinhan rush over to aid him, only to realize he had died that moment.
This act causes a drastic change in Vegeta, who becomes enraged that someone who cared about him has been killed and reveals his affection for his son. Vegeta then gives everything he can give to try and take down Super Perfect Cell although he fails and is overwhelmed by Cell's power, who takes all his attacks without a scratch and severely cripples him with a halfhearted blow, preparing to kill him like he did Trunks (only to have Gohan shield him, but at the cost of the use of his left arm). After Cell's defeat, the dead Future Trunks is taken to Kami's Lookout where he is revived by Shenron. Later, when told how his father reacted to his death by Yamcha, Future Trunks became shockingly proud of his father. After the celebrations for Cell's long-waited defeat, Trunks give Bulma the Time Machine which Cell use to came to that era and Vegeta acknowledges Trunks while he says his goodbyes.
Trunks returns to his own time in Age 785 to exact revenge on the androids for murdering the Z Fighters. After reuniting with his mother, Bulma, Trunks hears a news update on the location of the androids and he quickly powers up into his powered Super Saiyan form, now greatly augmented by his two years of training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. At Parsley City, the Androids are about to kill another innocent man, when suddenly Trunks hurtles a very accurate energy attack which narrowly misses 17. The cocky androids foolishly underestimate Trunks and try to rush him. Trunks easily dodges their attacks and punishes them duly, obliterating 18 in a point-blank energy blast. 17 looks on in disbelief and his feelings soon turn to hatred, but he too is terminated with ease in a single blow, before being blown to dust effortlessly.
Three years later in Age 788, As Trunks is about to leave for the past one final time in the time machine to inform Gohan and the Z Fighters of his success in his timeline, he senses Cell and sends his mother away. He turns towards Cell and begins to taunt him with his knowledge from the alternate past. He informs him that he has killed the androids from the current time. The cocky Cell approaches the half-Saiyan under the false impression that Trunks is still at the level of power when he initially went back in time and warned Goku, even weaker than the future Androids who are in turn inferior to Cell's strength by a long shot. The fight begins and Cell is clearly outclassed as Trunks hurls him outside of the city with a simple energy wave in his base state. Once outside West City, Trunks then transforms into a Super Saiyan and then proceeds to clobber Cell with great ease.
Bojack Unbound (Movie)EditFuture Trunks participated in X.S. Cash's Tenkaichi Dai Budokai along with Gohan, Krillin, Tien and Piccolo. While talking to Chi-Chi, Bulma states that Future Trunks came back to the past one last time to enter the World Tournament. He fights Tien in the semi-finals and defeats him after transforming into a Super Saiyan. Future Trunks advances to the finals of the tournament along with a sumo-wrestler named Doskoi, Gohan, and Krillin. In his Battle Zone, he engages in a fight with a mysterious alien named Kogu. Future Trunks is almost defeated by the swordsman, until he transforms into a Super Saiyan and kills him with a punch to the gut.
Future Trunks is then knocked out by a kick from a mysterious warrior, later revealed to be Bojack. He wakes up while Gohan is facing Bojack's henchmen and joins the fight after Piccolo was defeated. He is almost killed by Bujin and Bido, but is saved by his father. Future Trunks fights Zangya while Vegeta is being pummeled by a transformed Bojack, and is defeated by the latter soon after with a energy sphere to the stomach. After the battle, Future Trunks appears in the hospital with the other Z Fighters.
InterludeEditSeveral years later in Age 794, Xeno Trunks was invited to the Sacred World of the Kai by Shin to train in preparation for Babidi's arrival. He successfully pulled out the Z Sword and trained with it to increase his strength. Shin and Kibito were both impressed that a human was able to master the Z Sword and so Shin decided to finalize his training by testing the Z-Sword's sharpness by cutting a block of Katchin, the hardest metal in the universe. Before Shin could throw the block to Trunks, Kibito sensed Babidi's movements and so they then went to Earth and Trunks requested for his clothes to return to normal. After they reach Earth they managed to take out Pui Pui and Yakon. Trunks then battles Dabura as a Super Saiyan while wielding the Z Sword.
As he was fighting him, Dabura spit on the Z Sword, and as it was being turned into stone, Shin demanded for Trunks to release the sword. As Trunks released the sword, it was completely turned to stone and broke when it fell to the ground, where Dabura burned it with his fire breath. Aftwards, Dabura delivered a strike to Trunks but Trunks held his blade until he was pushed back. Shin stated that he miscalculated Babidi having the ability to have Dabura as his servant and declared that he will prevent Majin Buu's revival as he charged at Babidi. However, Shin was attacked by Dabura and seeing this, Kibito attempted to assist Shin but Dabura blasted him. Shin was being tortured by Babidi and seeing this, Trunks out of anger transformed into Super Saiyan 2 and fiercely attacked Dabura. While Dabura was defending Babidi, Trunks delivered a powerful kick to Dabura and the impact managed to kill Babidi. Dabura was about to use his spear and throw it at Trunks, but Shin paralyzed Dabura and Trunks was able to kill him with a Burning Attack. Shin was glad that the world was at peace, then he perished.
Dragon Ball SuperEdit
Golden Frieza and Future Trunks SagaEditWhile not seen in the present timeline Future Trunks appeared in a flashback killing Frieza when Shenron mention Frieza's death to Sorbet during theGolden Frieza Saga. He would later be mentioned by Bulma as one of the two Saiyans that defeated Frieza. Later when Gotenks showed up and attacked Tagoma and defused. When Frieza first looked at Trunks it reminded him of Future Trunks. After Frieza's death Trunks said next time he sees Frieza he would cut him in two which reminded Goku and Piccolo of Future Trunks.
Several years after killing Future Dabura and Future Babidi, Now Age 796 an enigmatic man named Black goes berserk and causes humanity to be on the brink of extinction. Trunks attempts to stop Black, but fails. Future Bulma suggests that they should receive help from Goku and Vegeta in the past. Six months later, Bulma gathers enough fuel for a one-way trip to the past for the Time Machine, when all of a sudden, Black gets in their way. Future Trunks shields his mother when Black destroys the lab. Future Trunks is shocked to see that Black has Future Bulma. Future Bulma then tells him to go on without her, and that getting back to the past is the highest priority. Black then fires another ki blast, destroying the lab and Future Bulma, much to his horror. He then shakes it off and runs to find Future Mai, knowing that getting back to the past is their highest priority.
Trunks goes to search for Future Mai, and he is concerned at first when he knocks at her door and gets no answer, yet is relieved when he sees her. Mai asks where Bulma is, then is saddened when she realizes her death by the hands of Black, with Trunks crying over his loss. Future Trunks reignites the hope of going back to the past as he shows Mai the energy that Bulma sacrificed her life to get, further stating they can go back to in time. Unable to sense Black's ki, Trunks and Mai went forward to the ruined Capsule Corporation building. However, as they approached the building, Black suddenly descends into the scene. He tells Mai to go ahead of him, giving her the energy and drawing his sword as he rushes in to engage Black. In a short skirmish, Trunks was outstripped by Black's unknown powers, and Mai rushed to his head. She volunteered herself as the decoy, telling him he was the one who needed to survive, and winded up critically injured by Black. Holding her unconscious body, Trunks was furious as Black descended and told him the day for him to die has arrived.
Clutching Mai's hand, Trunks started to think quick. Realizing Capsule Corp to be intact and that Goku Black is unaware of the Time Machine's existence, Trunks distracts him. However, infuriated by Black's goading of Mai's presumed death, he rushed Black head-on, and the two engaged in a fierce battle. Future Trunks manages to escape from Black and get the time machine 16 years into the past traveling from Age 796 to Age 779, where his time machine is found by a woman and he is located unconscious inside by his present counterpart. He is then rushed onto a gurney, where Trunks gets to see him, and is shocked by Future Trunks' arrival. He is then with Bulma, Vegeta, Goku, and Trunks, where they see him in his current state, much to their corresponding concern. Trunks eventually wakes up. Upon seeing Goku, Future Trunks begins suffering from PTSD and mistakes Goku for Black. Future Trunks suddenly rushes out of his bed and attempts to attack Goku in anger, much to Goku's confusion. However, Goku halts Future Trunks' attack by grabbing his arm before the attack could land. Future Trunks is snapped out of his trance and learns that Goku was revived long after he returned to future. Future Trunks then meets his Present counterpart who is surprised to meet him before he goes to retrieve his sword, catching sight of present-day Mai in the process.
Bulma later explains the Time Machine to everyone as Future Trunks tells his counterpart they really first met when the latter was a baby. Future Trunks then meets Beerus and Whis learning they come from the world of the gods and that time travel is forbidden enough to permit death as Bulma argues with them. Knowing his mother's attitude means trouble, Trunks begs Whis until the latter points out Beerus with Trunks learning he is the God of Destruction. Trunks begs Beerus for forgiveness and he lets it slide after Bulma gives him delicious food. Future Trunks is later asked why he time traveled as he talks about a new enemy, when asked if it was Majin Buu, he tells them he prevented the villain's hatching. He soon explains the reason why he attacked Goku as the enemy he is facing looks exactly like him and explains what happened to the Future because of him even revealing that Future Bulma was killed by the man they have named Goku Black.
Goku, curious to how strong Future Trunks is, asks to have a sparring match with him. Future Trunks accepts and powers up to Super Saiyan 2. Impressed, Goku also powers up to Super Saiyan 2 and then eventually goes farther to Super Saiyan 3. Bulma, fearing for the city, erects a barrier around them so they can fight in peace. Fully powered up, Future Trunks, as a Super Saiyan 2 attacks with his sword. The force from the blow shatters the barrier but Goku as a Super Saiyan 3 caught the blade without much effort then proceeded to overpower the young Saiyan. Goku helps Future Trunks to his feet and tells him that he is impressed with his power and is amazed that he was able to get so far on his own. Future Trunks is then greeted by Krillin and Piccolo, who ask if something happened in the future. A sudden thunderstorm appears, and Black appears through a portal, which shocks Future Trunks. Future Trunks becomes enraged by Black's appearance in the past and he is ready to fight but is stopped by Vegeta. He watches the fight between Super Saiyan 2 Goku and Black and he wonders why Goku doesn't go all out, and Vegeta explains about Goku's bad habit of not fighting seriously in the beginning. When the fight ends, Black is sucked back into the future, but not before Black destroys the Time Machine.
With the Time Machine destroyed, Future Trunks is stranded in the past with no way back to his timeline. He then learns about the Time Ring from Whis and Beerus and asks for one but Beerus tells him that The Time Ring can only be used by the Supreme Kais. Bulma then found a capsule and opens it, revealing the Time Machine that Cell came in from the future. Bulma revealed that before Future Trunks went back to the future after Cell's defeat he gave that capsule to Bulma, and Bulma placed it away and forgot about it over the years. Future Trunks then meets present day Mai and tells her about her future counterpart. He tells her about her future counterpart and how she was the leader of the resistance against Black. Goku then interrupts the story saying that Future Trunks should rest since he's been pushing himself ever since he got to the present timeline. Future Trunks then takes a nap, but has a nightmare about Black so he wakes up and checks on the progress of the Time Machine, and Bulma says she already has the fuel for the Time Machine, much to Future Trunks' surprise. He then goes outside where Krillin and Piccolo are cleaning up the mess from the battle and asks them where Gohan is, thinking maybe he should take Gohan to the future as well. Piccolo disagrees with Trunks, because Gohan was not as strong as he used to be, due to not keeping up with training.
Future Trunks then visits Gohan during his conference, and they have ice cream together, while Future Trunks is somewhat shocked and slightly disappointed with Gohan's current power, and feels like he can't recognize him at all. Gohan invites him to meet his family, and they travel to Gohan's house, where Future Trunks meets Videl, Mr. Satan and Gohan's daughter, Pan. After Future Trunks sees Gohan playing with Pan, he has a vision of how his future would've been if Black hadn't shown up, and realizes the reason why he has to fight Black; in order to allow the people of his future to live happily like Gohan and his family, and is finally able to lighten up after the traumatic events he witnessed. Upon arrival back at Capsule Corp Future Trunks bumps into Krillin and talks for a while and Krillin nervously wants to introduce Trunks to his wife and child to which Future Trunks is excited to meet, a figure stumbles upon them, and it turned out to be Android 18, his former adversary, from his timeline, upon seeing Android 18, Future Trunks instantly recognizes her, calls out her name, and prepares to draw his sword, ready to attack her but Krillin stops him and says that Android 18 is his wife. Initially, Future Trunks is both shocked and confused, however, Android 18 reveals she even has a child with Krillin which surprises Future Trunks even more.
On the next day, Vegeta takes Future Trunks to the forest to train and Trunks powers up to Super Saiyan 2 and wants Vegeta to go Super Saiyan 3 like Goku did. Vegeta simply laughs and goes Super Saiyan Blue, which confuses Trunks initially, but Trunks is quickly able to figure out that the Super Saiyan Blue form has godly energy and also figures out Goku uses this form as well and believes that Black can easily be stopped if Goku and Vegeta fight him together. Vegeta begins to mock Trunks and makes a bet with Trunks: if Trunks could land a hit on him, Vegeta would forfeit and award the victory to Trunks. Trunks responds by transforming into Super Saiyan Third Grade while Super Saiyan 2 for a massive power boost which Vegeta mocks and calls a primitive transformation and charges Trunks rapidly moving around him trying to confuse him. However, Future Trunks is able to follow his father and at the last moment power back down to Super Saiyan 2 and counterattacks and begins to actually push back Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta with Vegeta realizing Future Trunks lured him in with the form. Vegeta is quickly able to regain the upper hand and begins to attack, with Trunks able to hold his own for a time but is eventually kicked through the forest and into a cliff as Goku and Bulma arrive via Instant Transmission.
With the Time Machine fixed, Future Trunks, Vegeta, and Goku head to the future. Upon arriving Future Trunks finds Future Mai's hat and Goku is shot at by the resistance thinking that Goku is Black. Future Trunks tells them that Goku is not Black, and they inform him of Future Mai's survival, and they meet the rest of the other resistance and refugees that survived Black's assault (including Future Yajirobe). The trio and Mai then head outside, and the three depart in search of Black. Future Trunks, Goku, and Vegeta, signaled Black to their location. Future Trunks watches as Vegeta fights with Goku Black as a Super Saiyan Blue, but is shocked to see Goku Black's Super Saiyan Rosé transformation and him easily defeating Vegeta. Future Trunks is also shocked to see Future Zamasu and wonders who Goku Black is if the two are not the same person after all. As the two fight with Super Saiyan Blue Goku, Future Trunks joins in the fight, but the two are eventually defeated, after it is revealed Future Zamasu is immortal. The three Saiyans are saved by Future Mai and Earth's Resistance, and despite Future Trunks' protests, Future Mai sends the three back to the past in the time machine. By the time they arrive, they fall out beaten and unconscious.
Back in the present, Future Trunks and the others lament on Zamasu's immortality as well as Black's Super Saiyan Rosé form, and listens on to Whis' theory on the matter. Outside on a swing, Future Trunks felt hopeless and depressed about any chances of saving his timeline, until his younger version tried to snap him out of it by sparring. Future Trunks did appreciate Kid Trunks' attempt to get him to persevere. Goku, Beerus, and Whis return to inform everyone of Zamasu's demise. Future Trunks wasn't entirely convinced and suggests going back to the future to confirm Beerus' theory. Future Trunks tells Kid Trunks that despite them being the same person, they had different lives, he tells the latter about the deaths of Goku, Vegeta, and the others, as well as the Android threat. He also reveals that he is from an alternate timeline (and not the actual future).
Future Trunks, Vegeta, Goku, and Bulma return to the future, where they are greeted by the resistance and head into the base where the other members and refugees are. Future Trunks learns that Future Mai got injured trying to hold back Black, he immediately rushes over and chews a Senzu Bean to heal her, he leaves with Goku and Vegeta to confront Black and Future Zamasu, he and the others were shocked when learning that Black wasn't created by the Super Dragon Balls, but was another Zamasu that stole Goku's body. Goku tries to attack on his own but was pinned against a wall by Future Zamasu, and is impaled clean through the lower abdomen by Black who used Zamasu's immortal body to hide his attack. Black begins to mock Goku about how after he took his body he killed Goten and Chi-Chi. Enraged, the heavily injured Goku breaks free and attacks and overwhelms Black and Future Zamasu for a period but is eventually defeated by Black and is unable to even move.
Future Trunks and Vegeta enter the fight with Future Trunks wanting to take on Black. Black and Future Zamasu tell Future Trunks that he is one of the reasons they want to eradicate all mortals due to using the time machine and without him Black openly admits he would have never even sought out Goku's body, calling Future Trunks a sinner. Enraged at their statements, Future Trunks charges at Black, but is quickly knocked out of his Super Saiyan 2 form and falls to the ground. Consumed by his anger, Future Trunks stand back up and takes on a completely new form never seen before, shocking everyone. As he slowly walks towards Black with an enraged expression, Future Trunks loudly exclaims that he will kill Black. Future Trunks proceeds to battle Black and Future Zamasu, fueled by a blind rage, but they use their teamwork to overwhelm him. However his rage eventually subsides and in his new state, Future Trunks is able to combat both Black and Future Zamasu at the same time. Future Trunks provides cover fire. Vegeta carries Goku and gives Mai the Senzu beans, while Bulma starts the time machine. Future Trunks manages to prevent Black from destroying the time machine as it disappears, then proceeds to fight against them.
Despite his best efforts, Future Trunks is eventually knocked out, but was saved by Mai. After waking up and eating a Senzu bean provided by Future Yajirobe, Future Trunks rescues Future Mai from a combined blast attack from Black and Future Zamasu after she attempts to assassinate Black. Before a killing blow can be dealt, Goku and Vegeta return from the past and draw Black and Future Zamasu's attention, allowing Future Mai to save Future Trunks. After recovering, Future Trunks takes Future Mai to Bulma who orders Future Trunks to fix the Evil Containment Wave jar with super glue, reminding Future Trunks that he is good at puzzles.Future Trunks fixes the jar and proceeded to learned the sealing technique, while Bulma leaves to distract Zamasu in order to buy time. He and Future Mai headed out shortly after and witnessed Zamasu lifting Bulma by her coat (the same way Black held Future Bulma). Future Trunks powers up and uses it on him, which seemed successful before they relize that they forgot the seal. Zamasu eventually breaks free from the jar and Goku Black rushes to his aid.
Future Trunks and the others watched on as Black and Future Zamasu fused using the Potara earrings.Future Trunks, Goku, and Vegeta prepared themselves against the merged Zamasu. Future Trunks takes on his new super form after seeing Goku and Vegeta defeated, he charges in, but proved little against the dark god's might. Realizing the desire to protect his world and its people, Future Trunks mustered up a lot of his energy to fire a Galick Gun, causing the fused entity to respond with a ki blast of his own. Future Trunks was slowly losing the beam clash, until Vegeta steps in (and fired a Galick Gun of his own), and the two managed to overpower the evil Shinjin/Saiyan hybrid. They both collapsed, proud of their seeming victory, but their defiance had only served to enrage Fused Zamasu. After Vegeta took a direct hit from the fused god's Lightning of Judgement, Future Trunks watched as Goku fired a strong Kamehameha wave at the enemy.
While watching the battle between Vegito Blue and Fused Zamasu, Future Trunks hears from Gowasu that the fusion of Goku Black and Future Zamasu is unstable; while the body may be immortal, the soul is not, so the Fusion is starting to destroy itself due to the conflict in body and soul. Bulma and Future Mai return with the time machine and what was left of Future Trunks's sword; staring at the blade, Future Trunks begins to hear everyone cheering for him and telling him not to give up. Inspired and with his will to fight returned, Future Trunks channels his ki through his broken blade, generating a long golden blade of energy. Thus rearmed, Future Trunks enters the fight to save the just-unfused Goku and Vegeta from death, engaging Fused Zamasu on his own a humanity's final hope. During the fight, Fused Zamasu mocks Future Trunks and his mortal weakness. Future Trunks tells him he is not ashamed of his and he just wants to save everyone. Future Trunks's allies fervently pray for his victory, causing him to unconsciously channel the energy of everyone who is still alive into a large ball of light. Upon noticing the massive orb and realizing what it is, Future Trunks flies into it and absorbs the energy, transforming his blade into a giant greatsword made of the light energy and making him equal to Fused Zamasu. As he calls for everyone to give him their energy, Goku and Vegeta wake up and give their remaining power to Trunks.
Now fully engulfed in an aura of light energy, Future Trunks shatters Fused Zamasu's own ki blade before stabbing the formerly immortal god. Defying the mad god's final claim of superiority, Future Trunks uses his empowered blade to slice Fused Zamasu clean in half, destroying his body and ending the crusade of the fallen god once and for all. While everyone congratulated Future Trunks for defeating the crazed entity, Zamasu however was shown to have survived and eschews his physical body to become one with the universe. Future Trunks, Goku, and Vegeta rushed to stop him, but to no avail, and the mad Kaioshin unleashes an onslaught of energy beams from the sky to kill all the remaining Earthlings, with only Future Trunks, Goku, Vegeta, Bulma, Future Mai, Shin, and Gowasu left. Future Trunks and the others watched as Goku used the button to summon Future Zeno, as Gowasu and Shin bowed down, while Future Trunks questioned who he was and is surprised to hear from Bulma he is the most eminent god in the universe.When Goku suggested that Future Zeno erase Zamasu, the latter states he will and decides to destroy the entire future world as well.
Hearing this, Goku quickly alerted everyone to run and activate the time machine. The group barely escaped through the time machine as Zeno begins to erase Zamasu along with the future multiverse. Future Trunks and the others arrived back to the present, and tells everyone that his world is no more, he and Goku used the time machine to search for Future Zeno and brought him to the present timeline. Whis and Beerus soon arrived and the former tells Future Trunks that he will go forward in time to warn Future Beerus to destroy Future Zamasu thereby thwarting his ambitions, stating that it will also add another Future Trunks and Future Mai in that timeline. The two future survivors agreed, and prepared to head into the new future timeline where everyone is still alive. Future Trunks and Future Mai waved their goodbyes, but before they could board the time machine, Future Trunks is suddenly attacked by Vegeta (who was testing his future son's newfound power, and was proud as Future Trunks blocked his attack). As they were about to disappear into the new timeline, Future Trunks is greeted by Piccolo and Gohan. The latter's presence causes Future Trunks to tearfully reminisce his memories with Future Gohan, before Gohan's optimistic words caused him to cheer up and look forward to seeing everyone again in the new timeline.
- Flight – The ability to fly using ki.
- Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave.
- Ki Sense – An ability that allows the user to sense ki and power levels.
- Godly Ki Sense - An ability that allows the user to sense ki and power levels of deities.
- Saiyan Power - A Saiyan genetic trait that allows their performance to continually increase against adversity, either by recovering from a near death experience, or by fighting a strong opponent.
- Mimicry — The coveted ability to copy another fighter's technique after seeing it used only once.
- Energy Burst – It is a barrage of blue or yellow Ki Blasts fired from both hands together.
- Explosive Wave - a burst of ki emitted from the entire body.
- Afterimage Technique – the ability to create a afterimage. leanred from training with Gohan
- Wild Sense – A advanced verison of rapid movements.
- Maximum Blow – He punches the opponent in the face with all of his might, then punches the opponent twice to send them flying.
- Super Explosive Wave - A massive burst of ki emitted from the entire body.
- Solar Flare - The user places their hands close to the center of their face with the fingers spread toward their eyes. The user then calls out the name of the technique, which provokes a white light to fire out and blind everything watching except the user, since they are projecting the light. Future Trunks reveals he learned the technique from Future Gohan.
- Buster Cannon – Future Trunks draws his hands back down to his sides and charges two blue energy spheres in his hands. Then, he combines them together in front of him to fire the energy wave at the opponent, inflicting a great amount of damage.
- Burning Slash – Future Trunks flies up and comes down to vertically slash the opponent with his sword. Next, he slashes the opponent multiple times, chopping them up into bits. Finally, Future Trunks draws his hand back and brings it forward to fire a yellow energy wave at what's left of the opponent, inflicting a high amount of damage.
- Rapid Sword Stream – First, Future Trunks says "Excuse me" as he slashes the opponent with his sword. Then, he slashes the opponent multiple times in rapid motions. Last, Future Trunks slashes the opponent.
- Burning Attack – Future Trunks performs a series of rapid arm movements before placing his palms forward, with the thumbs and index fingers touching each other to form a diamond shape. Then, he fires an energy sphere from his palms towards the opponent.
- God Breaker – Trunks extends his hand forward and fires a yellow energy wave at his opponent, inflicting a large amount of damage.
- Burning Storm – First, Future Trunks places his hands forward at a 90 degree angle and charges a blue energy sphere. Then, he fires a barrage of energy spheres from the energy sphere at the opponent, inflicting a great deal of damage.
- Burning Breaker – First, Future Trunks says, "See if you can take this!" as he charges at the opponent to punch them in their stomach and sends them up into the air. Then, he flies up to the opponent and attacks them with an elbow strike to their stomach followed by a powerful barrage of punches. Finally, Future Trunks punches the opponent twice before front flipping and double axe-handle punching them down to the ground, inflicting a huge amount of damage.
- Super Buster Cannon – First, Future Trunks draws his hands back and gathers up energy. Then, he thrusts his arms forward and discharges a massive golden-yellow beam of energy towards his opponent.
- Blazing Rush – Future Trunks punches the opponent in the stomach, knees and roundhouse kicks them, and then knocks them up into the air with a backflip kick. Future Trunks then appears in the air behind the opponent and double axe-handles them down to the ground, inflicting a huge amount of damage.
- Change the Future – First, Future Trunks says "I'll take care of you!" and charges at the opponent, but stops right in front of them with his hand over their face. Then, he charges a yellow energy sphere and fires it in the form of a large blast of energy against the opponent, inflicting a great amount of damage.
- Another End – Future Trunks charges at the opponent and kicks them away. Then, he jumps up into the air and fires a God Breaker down at the opponent, inflicting a high amount of damage.
- Heat Dome Attack – First, Future Trunks throws his opponent up in the air and points both his hands up in the air. Then, he charges a large dome of yellow energy around himself. From this energy dome expels a gigantic Finish Buster up at the opponent, inflicting an enormous amount of damage.
- Masenko – The attack is performed by the user placing both hands above the head with the palms facing the target and one hand in front of the other with the fingers going in opposite directions.
- Final Flash - The Final Flash is formed by drawing both hands back while gathering ki. Then, the user place bottom of their palms together, forming a sphere of energy that emits sporadic bolts of electric yellow ki that shoot out in all direction. Finally, the user discharges a massive golden beam of energy with electric ki streaming around it towards his opponent.
- Galick Gun - To utilize it, Future Trunks curls his fingers and places both his hands together at chest level facing the same direction (so that the palm of one hand is on the back of the other). Then, once enough ki is gathered, he thrusts both hands forward to fire a powerful blast of energy. The result is a powerful, huge, fuchsia-colored ki beam that emanates from his hands and body. It is capable of destroying large planets if enough power is put into it
- Super Galick Gun - To perform the Super Galick Gun, the user places his hands up to his side and forms energy between his hands, the same as the normal version. Then, he fires a Galick Gun that is bigger and much more powerful than the normal version, inflicting a huge amount of damage.
- Evil Containment Wave - A technique designed to seal demons away by sucking them into a container with a special "Demon Seal" ofuda on it. The move requires huge stamina and endurance to perform, if user does not have enough life force they will die soon after performing it, despite the success of the technique.
- Father-Son Galick Gun - A combined technique formed when the two users stood side by side and both fired a Galick Gun together. They were close enough that the two blasts combined into one giant blast.
- Light Sword - Future Trunks uses this technique by putting golden energy over his broken sword in the shape of an actual sword.
- Spirit Bomb - Users of the Spirit Bomb gather huge amounts of energy from all chosen surrounding life forms and inanimate objects to conduct that energy into a massive sphere of astounding destructive power.
- Spirit Bomb Absorption - This technique allows a person to absorb the power of a Spirit Bomb. Once absorbed the Spirit Bomb will power-up the user.
- Sword of Hope - When the hopes and energies of everyone is gathered like a Spirit Bomb, Trunks then absorbs the power into his body — causing his Light Sword to become far larger and more powerful with his ki embedded.
- Final Hope Slash – After the creation of the Sword of Hope, Future Trunks stabs the opponent and slashes them vertically in half in order to finish them off.
Super SaiyanEditIn the manga, Future Trunks is already able to achieve Super Saiyan when shown training his mentor Future Gohan, making it somewhat likely he simply is able to transform naturally, as his present timeline self did; he however struggles with even Future Gohan's base state in the form, which may suggest that it was rather recently reached due to its meager power, despite his harsh training. In the TV special The History of Trunks, Future Trunks transforms for the first time after seeing his mentor Future Gohan killed at the hands of the androids in his timeline. The energy involved in the transformation causes Future Trunks' hair to stand on end and turn a golden color. His facial expression is sharpened, and the color of his eyes turns a bright emerald green. When in this state Trunks' power level increases dramatically. Even so, he always maintains his sincere, serious demeanour.
Super Saiyan 2nd GradeEditAfter their defeat at the hands of Android 17 and Android 18, he and Vegeta underwent severe training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, during which Trunks gained the ability to take this form. When taking this form, Future Trunks' muscles swell, making his body several sizes larger than normal, and his power and speed are elevated beyond his previous Super Saiyan limits. He first used this form to fight against Semi-Perfect Cell, in an attempt to keep him from absorbing Android 18 and reaching completion. This fight scene only happened in a filler part of the anime, while in the manga, he was about to fight Semi-Perfect Cell but was knocked away by Vegeta, and when he struck Vegeta with his energy blast to repel him away in surprise, but was blinded by Cell's Solar Flare and was forced to see Cell complete himself inside a barrier when his vision returned. After witnessing Vegeta's defeat at Perfect Cell's hands, he transformed to Super Saiyan Third Grade, but lost due to his severe speed decrease. As a result, Trunks entered the Hyperbolic Time Chamber a second time to focus on increasing his strength as a regular Super Saiyan to its highest possible point.
Super Saiyan 3rd GradeEditAnother form of Super Saiyan beyond a Super Saiyan 2nd Grade. Future Trunks gained while training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, and he utilizes this state while fighting the recently completed Perfect Cell. In this form, Future Trunks' muscles swell even larger than in his Super Saiyan Second Grade, his hair gets spikier and larger, and his power grows immensely. In this stage, however, the heavily increased muscle-mass comes at a cost of reduced speed and mobility, and because of the massive energy required to maintain this form, it is not sustainable for long periods of time, which ultimately puts him in a life-threatening disadvantage. Future Trunks also temporarily uses this form in order to trick Vegeta in Dragon Ball Super
Super Saiyan - Full PowerEditAfter realizing the weaknesses inherent to the higher Super Saiyan grades, Future Trunks concluded that mastery over the basic Super Saiyan form would be more suitable after learning that Goku and Gohan reach this level of a Super Saiyan through training in the Hyperbolic time chamber.Gradually, he overcame the heightened aggression and uneasiness that accompanies this form to feel as natural as his base form, reducing the energy drain to nothing and increasing his endurance to achieve a max output for this form without drawbacks even in regularly life.
This allows him to fight at his full potential and not lose energy like an untrained Super Saiyan.
Super Saiyan 2EditIn Dragon Ball Super, Future Trunks first uses this transformation during his spar with Goku after arriving in the present timeline. He returns to use this transformation during his training with Vegeta, and later several times against Goku Black and Future Zamasu. Future Trunks' hair spikes up completely as a Super Saiyan 2, and is also distinguished by lacking the two thin strands of hair that are present in the lower form. Goku notes that Future Trunks is far stronger than Gohan was previously. It is revealed that Future Trunks first achieved the form upon witnessing the death of Future Kibito at the hands of Future Dabura.
After further empowering his Super Saiyan 2 form, first through training with Vegeta, and then through rage, Future Trunks displays mastery of the form.
Super Saiyan RageEditA powered up version of Super Saiyan 2 introduced in Dragon Ball Super.. It is assumed through the power of intense rage. Future Trunks achieves an extremely powerful enhancement to the Super Saiyan 2 form. This powered up state is far superior to Future Trunks' standard Super Saiyan 2 form. This transformation possess upward pointed hair, electric sparks like a standard Super Saiyan 2 and a golden aura - with a blue part inside the aura.
Spirit Bomb Super SaiyanEditWhen Super Saiyan Rage Future Trunks drew upon the power of everything still alive on the planet, he became immensely more powerful, gaining an aura of light blue energy similar to the Spirit Bomb. His sword also turned into the Sword of Hope - a white sword with light blue edges, larger in size and in the shape of a greatsword. This power was enough to slay Fused Zamasu.
- Future Trunks' sword - Future Trunks' primary weapon.
- Capsule - Capsules for the purpose of making objects compact and easy to transport.
- Time Machine - A machine built by Future Bulma that could be used to go to the future or to the past. It can be converted into capsule when not in use.
- Senzu Bean - Mystical beans with immense rejuvenation properties.
- Z Sword - The Future Z Sword, utilized by Future Trunks when he trained with Future Shin, but broken in the fight with Future Dabura. Its destruction while under the effects of Dabura's Stone Spit lead to the death of Future Old Kai who had been sealed within the Z Sword centuries earlier by Future Beerus.
- Potara - Earrings worn by Supreme Kais and their apprentices. Despite being worn so casually, they have incredible properties, allowing two individuals to fuse or permitting the wearer to use the Time Rings.