Date of Birth
May, Age 757
Date of Death
Age 774 (Revived)
Gohan (孫 悟飯, Son Gohan) is the elder son of of the series' primary protagonist Goku and his wife Chi-Chi, the older brother to Goten, the husband of Videl, and the father of Pan and Maaku. He is named after Goku's adoptive grandfather, Gohan. Unlike his father, Gohan lacks a passion for fighting and prefers to do so only when the need to defend his loved ones arises. Nevertheless, Gohan fights alongside the Z Fighters in the defense of Earth for much of his life.
Gohan takes after his father mostly in appearance, including Goku's facial features, black eyes and even his spiky hair. At the same time, he has his mother's light peach complexion rather. Also taking after his father, Gohan inherited a Saiyan tail, with was long and prehensile with brown fur. It was removed and regrew a few times during his childhood until removed permanently by Vegeta in their first battle.
As a child, Gohan is a shy and studious intellectual child who lacks the Saiyan fighting spirit, so he had to utilize his incredible half-breed Saiyan potential and emotional reserves to protect those he loves, becoming one of the most powerful Z Fighters. As an adult, he achieves his dream career of becoming a great scholar.
Being only half-Saiyan, Gohan is unusual in his values and personality compared to most full-Saiyans. These unique values and personality separate him from pure Saiyans; as powerful as he is, he does not like fighting much. However, when he is forced to fight, he shows special interest in protecting his family and friends. Like his father, Gohan has a truly pure and gentle heart, apart from having the typical Saiyan appetite and will eat anything.
Though he claims he does not share the love of fighting Goku has, Gohan does indeed love martial arts and adventures. It is also clearly obvious that he enjoys his superhuman powers, and he greatly enjoys using them to be a superhero, though he dislikes receiving the fame and attention that comes with it and prefers to keep a low profile, which is why he created the Great Saiyaman persona, in order to keep his identity a secret. This is even more evident when he didn't acknowledge Cell's defeat at his hands to the public after Mr. Satan falsely took credibility for it. During the Zeno Expo, he admitted that his Saiyan half was getting excited from the challenge shown by Top of Universe 11, demonstrating that even though he despises senseless violence, he actually does enjoy fighting as a sport. It is possible that he prefers not to fight due to the many gruesome and painful fights he experienced in the past, and because of these battles, Gohan has negative emotions associated with fighting.
However, even though he is naturally smart, humble and kind, Gohan himself has been a victim of his own power in the past, whenever Gohan gets a gigantic power boost, he becomes arrogant and cocky, essentially becoming drunk in his power, often acknowledging and even enjoying his superiority over his opponents, as he did when he first became a Super Saiyan 2 against Cell, and later in his life when he achieved his Ultimate form, and fought Super Buu. Besides concerning himself with his family (and his studies), Gohan has a strong attachment with his mentor: his father's former archrival Piccolo. Besides concerning himself with his family (and his studies), Gohan has a strong attachment with his mentor: his father's former archrival Piccolo. After the death of Goku, Piccolo chose to train Gohan as he sensed the boy's potential power, which would be harnessed to help defend the Earth from the attack of the Saiyans. At first, the relationship with Piccolo is a frightening one, but after just one year, Piccolo admits his change because of the friendship he develops with Gohan and even sacrifices himself to save the boy. Gohan has even openly come to think of Piccolo as a surrogate uncle to him. Krillin also has an influence on Gohan, as almost an uncle/nephew relationship, mainly because Krillin is Goku's closest friend.
Gohan was born in May of Age 757, about a year after Goku and Chi-Chi married following the conclusion of the 23rd Tenkaichi Budōkai. As a newborn, he went on for a time without a name until Goku's grandfather's name was mentioned, which Gohan liked, as opposed to the name his mother chose (Einstein). His early childhood was a pampered one, unlike his father's. His life was relatively well-balanced with a loving family and a nice home.
Gohan was well-adjusted and intelligent, but unlike his father as a child, he lacked any affection for fighting and was easily scared at a level that most normal children would be. Goku gave Gohan the four star Dragon Ball and put it into a hat for him to honor his grandpa. Once, Goku and Chi-Chi were walking through a meadow with Gohan on a stroller, but the stroller was accidentally released, causing them to chase after it. Gohan was then sent flying out of the stroller, but his latent powers' brief awakening not only allowed him to survive crashing into a tree, but also plowing a hole through the trunk, amazing Goku at the hidden power of Gohan.
Dragon Ball Z
Raditz and Vegeta Saga
5 year later in In Age 761, Chi-Chi home-schools Gohan to be a scholar until he is four despite Goku's protests. After being introduced to Master Roshi and the others at Kame House, At this time, he is shown as a shy, but very smart boy who also has a tail like Goku once had before it was removed. He is also very sensitive and appears cowardly at some times.
After Goku's brother, Raditz appears on Earth and explains his Saiyan origins and attacks Goku with ease, he kidnaps Gohan. Gohan soon gets locked up in Raditz's space pod, because Raditz cannot stand his constant crying. It is during this time that Raditz discovers that Gohan is potentially far stronger than Goku himself. During the battle between Goku, Raditz, and Piccolo, Gohan becomes angry and breaks free of the space pod he is being held captive in when he spots Raditz torturing Goku by repeatedly kicking one of Goku's broken ribs. He delivers a devastating blow to Raditz, giving Goku and Piccolo time to kill the evil Saiyan, though Goku dies in the process as well.
After the battle with Raditz, Piccolo, having seen Gohan's power first hand, decides to take Gohan out training in Break Wasteland. He leaves Gohan alone to survive against dinosuars and other dangers for six months, though during this time he watches Gohan carefully. For the rest of the year, Piccolo shows no mercy as he teaches Gohan how to fight. Soon, Gohan's bright and cheerful nature makes Piccolo protective over the young boy. As the boy grows on Piccolo, the two of them have a few conversations about Piccolo's past and why he did the things he did and Gohan tells Piccolo he thinks he is not as bad as everyone has told him.
A year later in Age 762, the time comes for the Z Fighters to take on the remaining two Saiyans, Vegeta and Nappa. Piccolo senses the Saiyans making their approach and tells Gohan to be ready, when he suddenly senses a third Ki from another direction. They think it is another Saiyan but soon find out that it is Krillin who joins them to fight the Saiyans. The Saiyans find them and before the fight starts, they decide to test their Saibamen against the Z Fighters. Soon Yamcha, Tien Shinhan, and Chiaotzu join them in the fight. While Yamcha and one Saibaman fight, Gohan cannot keep with their speed through his eyes alone, so Piccolo orders Gohan to concentrate and find them using Ki Sense, which Gohan is eventually able to master quickly. When Nappa begins to fight after Yamcha is killed and the six Saibamen are destroyed, Gohan is able to sometime control his fear but becomes frightened and hides behind rocks at times his age catches up with him. This prevents him from being very effective in the battle, except for short intervals, such as a point when he single-handedly kicks Nappa through a boulder. During one part of the battle, Piccolo hatches a plan for Gohan to blast Nappa after Piccolo has kicked him towards Krillin, and Krillin then will kick Nappa towards Gohan for the attack. The first two thirds of the plan work accordingly, but when it is Gohan's turn, Gohan cowers behind more boulders, botching the plan, resulting in Piccolo calling him a worthless coward. When Vegeta gives the group three hours for Goku to arrive, Piccolo loses all hope in Gohan, and after some bickering, he orders Gohan to go home. However, Gohan refuses and even realizes Nappa would not let him go away.
When the fight continues after Goku fails to arrive on time, Gohan regains his confidence and does his best to amend for his previous cowardice. Piccolo hatches another plan for Gohan to attack Nappa after Krillin distracts him and Piccolo grabs his tail. Though Gohan quickly goes on the assault, the plan fails when Nappa is shown to have overcome his tail's weakness. Eventually, when Nappa fires a lethal energy blast at Gohan, Piccolo throws himself in front of Gohan and takes the impact. Gohan watches his mentor slowly die, and while Piccolo confesses his true bond with Gohan, Gohan's emotions once again take over, starting to cry in extreme anger. Once Piccolo slowly passes on, Gohan in turn fires a powerful Masenko at Nappa, which does only minimal damage to his arm. With that last Masenko consuming all the energy he had left, Gohan decides to give up and meet his fate, despite Krillin's protests for him to run. He is almost squashed by Nappa, but is saved by the Flying Nimbus when the resurrected Goku finally arrives to the battle. After eating a Senzu Bean with Krillin, he watches Goku overpower Nappa. When Vegeta kills Nappa, Goku tells Gohan to let him battle Vegeta alone, not wanting Gohan to get hurt again.
Later on, after Vegeta turns into a Great Ape using a Power Ball and injures Goku, Gohan returns to the battle. After Yajirobe chops off Vegeta's tail, making him transform back, Gohan fights Vegeta alone while Krillin and a broken Goku prepare to fire a Spirit Bomb, the last resort. Krillin fires the Spirit Bomb, but misses. Gohan bounces it back, hitting Vegeta, but not killing him. Gohan himself transforms into a Great Ape after looking at Vegeta's Power Ball. He defeats Vegeta by landing on him after Vegeta cuts his tail with a Destructo Disc. Afterwards, Goku lets Vegeta go, hoping to one day face him again.
Namek and Captain Ginyu Saga
After recovering from his injuries in West City hospital, Wukong Hospital, Gohan chose to go to the planet Namek with Krillin and Bulma to gather the Namekian Dragon Balls to bring back his friends back to life, because Piccolo's death caused Kami's death too, which caused the Earth's Dragon Balls to turn to stone. Gohan was on a personal mission to wish back Piccolo, and went so far as to wear a copy of Piccolo's dōgi to honor him. After their long trip, with a few sidetracks, they finally make it to Namek, where they find out Vegeta has also come seeking the Dragon Balls, along with his former far more powerful boss, Frieza. While scouting the planet with Krillin, Gohan spots Frieza and his minions, Zarbon and Dodoria, tormenting Namekian villagers. When Gohan sees Dodoria, one of Frieza's top henchmen, attack a little Namekian child named Dende, he goes out and attacks him. Afterwards, Dodoria chases Gohan, Krillin and Dende, but they eventually lose him and Vegeta kills Dodoria.
Dende leads Gohan and Krillin to Grand Elder Guru, the ruler of the Namekians, where he unlocks both of their hidden potential. Later, Gohan steals a Dragon Ball that Vegeta has hid in a lake for himself, and even tricks Vegeta who runs into him on his way back from retrieving the ball. Vegeta figures this out eventually and becomes enraged, but the arrival of the Ginyu Force makes Vegeta have to form an alliance with Gohan and Krillin in order to get all the Dragon Balls and put up a fight against Frieza's feared Special Forces. Unfortunately, when they gather all of the Dragon Balls, they are ambushed by the Ginyu Force. The weakest of them, Guldo, is to take on Krillin and Gohan, but fails as Vegeta steps in and decapitates him with his hand. Then, when Vegeta is fighting a losing battle against Recoome, Krillin and Gohan step in and fight, but it is still not enough. Gohan is on the brink of death until Goku shows up with Senzu Beans. Goku takes on the rest of them, but has his body switched by Captain Ginyu. With Goku completely weak in Captain Ginyu's body, Gohan has to try to fight Captain Ginyu in his father's body. Captain Ginyu is unable to fully figure out Goku's powers and after a short fight with Gohan, Krillin, and Goku in Ginyu's body, Vegeta kills Jeice and ultimately defeats Ginyu.
Frieza and Trunks Saga
After Captain Ginyu ends up in a frog's body, Gohan and the others gather the Namekian Dragon Balls and wish for Piccolo to be brought back to life on Namek. Shortly after, Frieza ambushes them, making them stall for Piccolo to come. In the Z Fighters' battle against Frieza's second form, Krillin is injured by the tyrant and is sent into the depths of the water below. Gohan rushes to save his friend from drowning, but Frieza stops him. Getting angry, Gohan attacks Frieza with a barrage of punches and kicks followed by a massive wave of energy blasts, following up with a Masenko to finish the job, that would bring the tyrant to his knees.
When Piccolo (now greatly powered up after fusing with the Namekian hero Nail) arrives on the battle field, he fights an even battle against Frieza while Gohan and the others watch in amazement. However, Frieza transforms into his third transformation and gains the upper hand against Piccolo. Seeing this, Gohan becomes enraged and attacks Frieza with the Full Power Masenko, hindering Frieza for a few minutes. Eventually, Frieza manages to deflect the attack back at Gohan, who is saved by Piccolo when he destroys the attack with a Ki Blast. Frieza then transforms into his final form, and as his first act, kills Dende, who had been healing the Z Fighters. Frieza then tries to kill Gohan with a Death Beam, but Vegeta saves the young Saiyan by kicking him out of the way of the blast. Gohan, Krillin, and Piccolo watch in horror as Vegeta gets brutally beaten by Frieza until Goku arrives. In the end, Vegeta meets his end at the hands of Frieza, who kills him with a Death Beam.
Gohan and the others are left on the sidelines while Goku fights an even battle against Frieza. However, things turn bad when Frieza powers up to 50% of his power and gains the upper hand against Goku, who desperately attempts to use the Spirit Bomb. In order to buy Goku some time, Gohan and Krillin lend their energy to Piccolo so he can stall Frieza enough for Goku to complete his Large Spirit Bomb. When Frieza prepares to kill Piccolo, Gohan and Krillin summon up the last of their energy and distract the tyrant with a surprise attack, saving the Namekian's life. Goku then fires his completed Spirit Bomb. It proves successful and Frieza is plummeted into the depths of the Spirit Bomb, heavily injuring him.
Believing the tyrant to be dead, the heroes relax and prepare to go back home to Earth, until Frieza appears on top of a boulder and reveals to be alive. Frieza mortally wounds Piccolo (in the anime, Frieza attempted to fire a Death Beam at Goku, but Piccolo pushed him out of the way and got hit by the laser instead, whereas in manga, Frieza intended to fire the attack at Piccolo), overwhelming Gohan with horror and grief at the presumed death of his mentor and friend. Next, Frieza kills Krillin, by telekinetically blowing him up into pieces, which enrages Goku and allows him to transform into a Super Saiyan. He assertively orders Gohan to take Piccolo and retrieve Bulma and take them to the ship that he traveled in and use it to head back to Earth. Reluctantly obeying his father's wishes, Gohan leaves the battle field with the unconscious Piccolo and manages to retrieve Bulma.
Later, when he senses that his father is supposedly dead, Gohan returns to the fight to stall Frieza before Namek explodes. However, despite his best efforts, he is unable to stall Frieza as the tyrant taunts him and he is not fighting, in addition to Frieza deducing the real reason Gohan is attempting to fight him. However, Gohan then senses that his father is still alive and powers up. Next, Gohan attacks Frieza with a barrage of punches and kicks, knocking him to the ground and finally blasting him with a Super Masenko. Unfortunately, Frieza appears unaffected by the attack and powers up to full power again, saying that Gohan is a true Saiyan and that is why Frieza must kill him. However, before Frieza can kill Gohan, Goku rises up from the ocean below and tells Gohan to get off Namek. Gohan flies away from the fight and encourages his father to win. As Gohan is flying back to the spaceship, he and the others are later transported to Earth by Porunga while Goku is left finishing the battle with Frieza on the dying planet Namek.
After Goku wins the battle, but is caught in planet Namek's explosion, Gohan and the others mourn the Saiyan warrior's apparent death. Months later, they are allowed to use the Namekian Dragon Balls to wish Goku back to life. However, they are shocked after the Eternal Dragon Porunga refuses the wish that Goku be brought back to life, but everyone rejoices once the Dragon explains that Goku did not die from Namek's explosion. During this time of peace, everyone awaits the arrival of Goku, and Gohan goes back to his studies while Piccolo watches over him and his mother.
A year after Goku defeated Frieza on Namek, Gohan and Chi-Chi still wait for Goku's safe return to Earth. However, things turn bad when the Z Fighters sense Frieza heading towards Earth, along with another powerful being: his father, King Cold. Gohan and the Z Fighters regroup where Frieza and King Cold's spaceship is landing, at Northern Wastelands, but without Goku's help, the Earth appears to be doomed.
However, when Frieza and King Cold land on Earth, they are confronted by a mysterious youth, who transforms into a Super Saiyan and easily destroys Frieza and King Cold along with their henchmen. After the fight, he tells the others to follow him to when and where Goku will be arriving. After waiting two hours (three in the manga), Goku arrives on Earth and he and the youth have a private talk. With the conversation over, the youth departs to his future, but promises to meet them again when the Androids arrive. During the next three years, Gohan trains hard with Goku and Piccolo to prepare for the Android threat.
Cooler's Revenge (Movie)
Gohan accompanied Goku, Krillin, Oolong, and Icarus on another camping trip. However, the camping trip was short lived due to Cooler's Armored Squadron ambushing them. Gohan attempted to aid Krillin, but was himself weakened by Dore grabbing his tail (which Krillin had attempted to warn Gohan about immediately before he had been knocked out by Neiz), with Dore also spinning him around by the tail until Goku interfered. While the Armored Squadron (who had arrived to kill Goku in the first place) attacked Goku, Gohan remained behind to attempt to restore Krillin to consciousness. Eventually, he flew in an attempt to aid his father, although the then-recently arrived Cooler tried to murder the boy with his Darkness Eye Beam, resulting in Goku taking the blast to save Gohan.
They later went into hiding inside of a cave, although they were later trapped inside by the Armored Squadron blasting the landscape. They were later found by the rest of the group by Icarus' scent. Gohan then informed them about Goku's wounded status as well as wanting to know about the survival of the animals in the area. Gohan then, alongside Icarus, traveled to Korin's Tower to get Senzu Beans, also going high into the sky to avoid the Armored Squadron's scouters.Upon arrival, Gohan attempted to get beans, although he was told to descend the tower because he failed to bring Korin a gift, although largely because of Yajirobe's interference, he got a bean satchel and a spare bean. Gohan and Icarus then departed back to Goku's location, but were ambushed by the Armored Squadron, with Icarus being shot down and Gohan nearly killed by Dore's Can-Opener Attack, although Piccolo intervened, also holding off the Armored Squadron so Gohan can successfully deliver the Senzu Beans to Goku.
He was also pursued by Dore, although Piccolo finished him off with his Chasing Bullet. He eventually arrived at the cave, but the satchel was destroyed by the Armored Squadron commander and sole survivor, Salza. Fortunately, the spare bean was still intact, which Gohan then proceeded to feed it to Goku. He then attacked Salza in a rage after witnessing Salza defeat Krillin, but was defeated effortlessly. He then passed out, although not before witnessing Goku emerge from the cave completely healed. Gohan was among those in Goku's mind when he transformed into a Super Saiyan again to defeat Cooler. Gohan later met up with his father after Cooler had apparently been killed, and decided to search the rubble to see if Piccolo was present (due to it shaking), although they soon discovered it was actually Salza preparing to ambush them. However, Piccolo intervened from a distance with his Special Beam Cannon, finishing him off. Gohan then tried to call out to Piccolo.
Android, Imperfect Cell, Perfect Cell and Cell Games Saga
Three years later, the Z Fighters locate the Androids on an island nine miles southwest of South City. However, not wanting to fight in the city in fear of causing more damage after Gero had already destroyed half of the city, they fly to a wasteland so they can fight. Goku transforms into his Super Saiyan form and dominates Android 19, until the Saiyan contracts the heart virus Future Trunks warned him about three years prior, allowing Android 19 to gain the upper hand and steals some of Goku's energy. Goku, however, is saved by the arrival of Vegeta, who transforms into a Super Saiyan himself and easily destroys Android 19 while the Z Fighters watch in amazement.
With Android 19 destroyed, Android 20 becomes scared and retreats, with the Z Fighters in pursuit. During the search, Piccolo is suddenly ambushed by Android 20, who attempts to steal the Namekian's energy and use it against Vegeta. Luckily, Piccolo telepathically contacts Gohan and tells him to come help him. Gohan soon arrives and knocks Dr. Gero down to the ground, saving Piccolo's life as the Z Fighters gather around. Piccolo then fights Android 20 alone and dominates the android with the strength he achieved from the last three years of intense training, cutting off one of Gero's hands. Future Trunks then comes back from the future and arrives on the battle field with the Z Fighters, only to discover that these Androids are not the ones in his future timeline. However, Android 20 manages to escape and the Z Fighters search for him while Gohan flies Bulma, Trunks, and Yajirobe back home to Capsule Corporation. Dr. Gero makes it back to his lab and activates two of his more powerful creations, Android 17 and Android 18. However, the Androids rebel and kill Dr. Gero and proceeded to activate another android, Android 16, whose sole purpose is to kill Goku. The Z Fighters battle the new Androids, only to be badly beaten as the Androids fly away to find and kill Goku.
When the Z Fighters are in an airplane with a weakened Goku, flying away from the Androids, Gohan and Future Trunks leave and meet with Bulma to investigate an old time machine that was used to travel to the past. The time machine is covered in moss and has a large hole at the top. In there, they find a large egg shell split in half, but can not get any conclusions from it. Then, Gohan finds some thing unusual in the distance: the skin of a huge bug (later known as Cell). Bulma takes the shell with her to do some more investigating.
After Goku is cured from the heart virus, he takes Gohan, Future Trunks, and Vegeta up at The Lookout, where they are shown by Mr. Popo a special room up at Kami's Lookout, known as the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, in preparation for a new threat: Cell. In the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Future Trunks and Vegeta both enter the room first for the whole day while Goku and Gohan wait and sense that Piccolo (now fused with Kami and returned to the original nameless Namekian) is fighting against the Androids. Gohan tries to go down to Earth and help Piccolo, but Goku stops him from going due to being outmatched.
Later, when Piccolo was nearly killed by a powered-up Cell, who arrived on the battle field between Piccolo and Android 17, Goku and Gohan sense Piccolo's energy disappear. Believing his mentor to be dead, an enraged Gohan tries to go down to Earth, but is held and calmed down by Goku. Still angered, Gohan flies up into the air and tries to escape from the Lookout, but is punched down to the ground by Goku. As Mr. Popo rushes to help him, he explains to Gohan that Goku is hurting inside too and is even more angry than Gohan about Piccolo's near death. Gohan and Goku apologize to each other for their actions, and Goku promises that he will not let Piccolo's sacrifice be in vain. After Cell absorbs Android 17 and achieved his Semi-Perfect form, he is about to set his sights on Android 18 when Tien Shinhan arrives and attacks Cell with his Neo Tri-Beam, allowing Android 18 and Android 16 to escape. Goku and Gohan sense Tien's energy decreasing and he finally collapses from exhaustion. Just before Semi-Perfect Cell can kill Tien, Goku uses Instant Transmission to appear on the battle field. He grabs the barely alive Tien and Piccolo and teleports back to the Lookout, where they are fully healed with a Senzu Bean. Piccolo explains that despite their best efforts against Semi-Perfect Cell, they proved useless.
At that moment, Mr. Popo interrupts and brings the group to the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, where Future Trunks and Vegeta emerge stronger than ever. They are given new Saiyan armor by Bulma (who by this time already arrived) and fly down to the Earth to confront Semi-Perfect Cell. While Vegeta and Future Trunks fight Semi-Perfect Cell, Goku and Gohan enter and train in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber while wearing some new Saiyan armor made by Bulma. In the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, Gohan struggles to transform into a Super Saiyan. Goku informs him that to become a Super Saiyan, it must be triggered by anger and rage. Gohan realizes the only way to become a Super Saiyan is for his father to fight him at full power. Hesitantly, Goku transforms into a Super Saiyan and fires a powerful Kamehameha at Gohan. Gohan blocks the attack and thinks about all the other times he was not able to help his friends whenever they were in danger while his friends helped him out if he was in danger. Thinking about this, Gohan becomes overwhelmed with rage, allowing him to transform into a Super Saiyan and fire the Kamehameha back at Goku, who dodges the attack and tells his son to focus his energy, making him return to his base form. Goku tells Gohan they can take a break and even gives his son a haircut.
Afterwards while training, Goku demonstrates Super Saiyan 2nd Grade and Super Saiyan 3rd Grade. Seeing this incredible strength and power, Gohan is sure Goku can beat Cell, but Goku explains the bulky form cuases a decrease in speed, which is obviously important in the fight with Cell. Goku comes up with a plan to transform into a Super Saiyan Full Power, so he tells Gohan to try and stay transformed as a Super Saiyan for the whole day when it starts to feel normal. At some point during their training, Goku prepared to call it a day, but then Gohan then manages to surprise Goku by transforming into a Super Saiyan form greater than the previous forms before collapsing from exhaustion. Although Gohan does not remember it due to the strain of this initial transformation, it ended up being the catalyst that caused Goku to realize that, should Cell achieve his perfect form, Gohan is the only one of the Z-Fighters, including Goku himself, who would stand any chance at defeating Cell in even that state.
With their training finally completed, Gohan and Goku emerge earlier than expected from the Hyperbolic Time Chamber as Super Saiyan Full Powers. As Goku and Gohan are eating food made by Mr. Popo (because they do not really know how to cook when they were in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber), Future Trunks, after being defeated by Perfect Cell along with his father Vegeta, tells them that Perfect Cell is hosting a tournament for the Earth's strongest warriors called the Cell Games, to which Goku thinks of it as an interesting challenge. While Goku wears his trademark orange and blue clothes for the tournament, Gohan asks Piccolo for a copy of his uniform, since he was his first mentor. Piccolo conjures up a uniform similar to his for Gohan, who happily appreciates the new outfit. Goku pays Perfect Cell a visit using Instant Transmission, and after returning, he claims he is no match for the android. Piccolo suggests they can still go in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber for extra training. However, Goku declines and says that he and Gohan can train outside the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, greatly surprising everyone. Goku and Gohan leave the Lookout and arrive at the Kame House to pick up Chi-Chi so they can go home.
During the nine days before the Cell Games, Gohan flies to a village called Chazke Village to run a shopping errand for his mother. He meets Lime and Mr. Lao there, and later encounters one of his father's deadliest enemies in his childhood: Mercenary Tao, rebuilt as a cyborg. Taken over by panic and shock at discovering Gohan is Goku's son, Mercenary Tao flies away on a tree. Goku arrives and he and Gohan are given the groceries by Mr. Lao, who encourages them that they can defeat Cell. Gohan and Goku say their goodbyes to Mr. Lao and Lime and fly back home. A day later, Gohan has his 11th birthday and celebrates with his family and friends.
Finally, ten days have passed and the Z Fighters arrive at the Cell Games for the battle against Perfect Cell. Goku is the first Z Fighter to battle against Perfect Cell and matches the monster blow for blow. To everyone's surprise, Goku forfeits the battle against Perfect Cell after using the Instant Kamehameha which left him and Cell drained. Goku then chooses Gohan to fight Perfect Cell in his place. Gohan states Goku and Cell's battle was not hard to keep up with, leading to the conclusion that Gohan was possibly stronger than Goku, who was fighting at full power.
Gohan powers up to the point where his power exceeds even Goku's and reluctantly fights Perfect Cell. As the battle occurs, Gohan does not have the same fighting spirit as his father nor does he have the desire to kill, thus allowing Perfect Cell to gain the upper hand. Gohan tells Cell that once he becomes enraged, his hidden power is unleashed, referring to when he attacked Raditz, when he was in training with Piccolo, and when he was fighting Frieza. Gohan did not wish to see this power unleashed, much to Perfect Cell's chagrin. Believing he could see this hidden power, Perfect Cell began smacking Gohan around to get him angry. Gohan finally gets a little angry and kicks Perfect Cell in the face, giving him a bloody lip and fueling his desire to see Gohan's hidden power. When things start to get dangerous, Android 16 sneaks up behind Perfect Cell and gives him a bear hug, attempting to self-destruct and take the monster with him. However, Krillin reveals to Android 16 that Bulma and her father removed the self-destruct bomb, allowing Perfect Cell to break free and blast Android 16 to bits, much to the horror of the Z Fighters. However, the android's head is left still intact and rolls over to Mr. Satan and his gang, who were hiding and watching the fight.
Perfect Cell then creates seven Cell Juniors and has them attack the Z Fighters. Gohan watches in horror and becomes angry as his friends are mercilessly beaten by the Cell Jrs. Meanwhile, the head of Android 16 convinces Mr. Satan to throw his head to where Gohan and Perfect Cell are so that he may help Gohan. Now in Gohan's sight, Android 16 tells Gohan to not be afraid of releasing his anger and that it was okay to fight if he wants to protect the people and world he loved. Finally, 16 said to Gohan to drop his restraints and let it go because he has enough power and strength to defeat Perfect Cell. With Android 16's final words, Perfect Cell crushes Android 16's head, ending the peaceful android's life. Touched by Android 16's final words and enraged by the peaceful android's death, Gohan's rage reaches its limits and transforms him into a new level, Super Saiyan 2.
Now in his new anger-fueled state, Gohan says to Perfect Cell stating that he will never forget what he has done. He approaches the android and quickly snatches the Senzu Beans that Perfect Cell stole from Krillin. Gohan disappears as Cell tries to grab them back and appears in front of a Cell Jr., showing new amounts of speed. The Cell Jr. attempts to strike Gohan, only to be easily killed by the enraged young Saiyan. Gohan moves so fast that it appears that he has teleported to where Krillin is held captive by two of the Cell Jrs., something that Future Trunks realizes about Gohan increasing his strength and power without losing speed. Gohan rescues Krillin and kills another of the Cell Jrs. Seeing this new incredible power that Goku spoke of earlier, Perfect Cell orders all of the Cell Jrs. to take on Gohan all at once; however, Gohan easily kills all of Cell Jrs. without mercy, much to the amazement and shock of everyone, including Perfect Cell. After Gohan gives the stolen Senzu Beans to Future Trunks to heal the Z Fighters, he proceeds to challenge Perfect Cell.
As the Z Fighters are healed by the Senzu Beans and get to a safe distance, Gohan battles Perfect Cell and gains the upper hand against the android. After Cell flies up high into the air and fires a massive Kamehameha down at Gohan in an attempt to destroy Earth, Gohan counterattacks with a bigger and more powerful Kamehameha. This attack overpowering Cell's Kamehameha and nealry kills him and heavily damages him. Goku yells for Gohan to finish off Cell before he regenerates, but Gohan, still enraged at Perfect Cell's actions, refuses and wants Cell to suffer before he kills him. As Goku predicted, the enraged Cell regenerates and transforms into his Power Weighted form but even with his enormous power, he is unable to hit Gohan, making the same mistake Future Trunks made ten days ago. After Gohan dodges Cell's punches, he delivered two powerful kicks to Perfect Cell's face and stomach, making him regurgitate Android 18 and transform back into his Semi-Perfect form.
In a fit of anger and desperation, Semi-Perfect Cell began a Self Destruction technique, planning to blow himself up along with the Earth. Gohan attempts to attack the self-destructing Semi-Perfect Cell, but the android replies that if he is hit, he will immediately explode. Hearing this, Gohan realizes that there is no way that he can save the Earth and blames himself for not finishing Cell off sooner. However, at the last second, Goku uses instant-transmission to transport in front of Semi-Perfect Cell. Goku tells Gohan how proud he is of his son for putting up a good fight and to look after Chi-Chi. After a heart-felt goodbye to his son, Goku transports Cell away from Earth to King Kai's Planet where Semi-Perfect Cell finally explodes, destroying the planet and killing Goku, King Kai, Bubbles, and Gregory in the process. Back on Earth, Gohan and the other Z Fighters mourn Goku's noble sacrifice. Realizing how cocky and arrogant he was, Gohan cries and blames himself for his father's death while Krillin tries to comfort him.
However, unknown to the Z Fighters, Cell survives the explosion, regenerating from a lone cell in his core. Doing this effectively raised his power higher due to the Saiyan genes he absorbed from Goku and Vegeta, and he also learned Goku's Instant Transmission technique, which he used to head back to Earth. As his first act of return, Super Perfect Cell kills Future Trunks with one blast in front of the shocked Z Fighters. Gohan was in fact pleased to see Super Perfect Cell had returned, hoping to defeat the android so he could avenge his father. Enraged by his son's death, Vegeta in a fit of fury and rage, transformed into to a Super Saiyan and attacked Super Perfect Cell with a powerful barrage of energy blasts. However, as the dust clears, Super Perfect Cell emerges from the blast, unharmed, and smacks Vegeta aside to the ground and fires a powerful blast at the Saiyan prince. Gohan jumps in front of the unconscious Vegeta and takes the full-force of Super Perfect Cell's attack, costing him the use of his left arm and most of his power drained.
Wanting to end the conflict, Super Perfect Cell prepares a massive Kamehameha to destroy Gohan, who loses all hope after having his left arm broken and seeing how much more powerful Super Perfect Cell is now. However, at that moment, Goku telepathically contacted Gohan with the help of King Kai and encouraged Gohan to believe in his power. When Gohan tells Goku it was all his fault that this happened, Goku reminds him that not only do things like this happen, but if anyone is to blame for it, it is Super Perfect Cell. With new found hope and confidence, Gohan prepares a one-handed Kamehameha with the assistance from Goku's spirit. With their attacks finally charged and ready, Gohan and Super Perfect Cell fire their Kamehameha attacks at each other, resulting in a huge Beam Struggle that knocks away everyone else.
During the Kamehameha duel between Gohan and Super Perfect Cell, Super Perfect Cell has the upper hand against Gohan. However, Gohan, still aided by his father in Other World, is able to charge more of his power into his Kamehameha, seemingly bringing the energy duel to a standstill. The Z Fighters, except for Vegeta, also help out Gohan by blasting Super Perfect Cell, who retaliates by knocking all of them away with his energy, rendering them unable to help Gohan. However, just as Super Perfect Cell is about to destroy Gohan, Vegeta, after regaining his confidence, aims at Super Perfect Cell's head with a Galick Blazer, distracting the android. Seeing this opportunity, Gohan unleashes all the rest of his power into his Kamehameha, completely destroying every cell in Super Perfect Cell's body, dispatching the android once and for all. Having successfully won, Gohan reverts to his normal state and collapses to the ground, breathing heavily and smiling as Goku in Other World expresses how proud he is of his son for finally defeating Super Perfect Cell and saving the world.
Following Super Perfect Cell's defeat, the Z Fighters and Gohan return to Dende's Lookout, where he is healed by Dende. With the newly recreated Dragon Balls, they summon Shenron and wish for all of Cell's victims to be revived. However, Goku does not come back and telepathically contacts the Z Fighters on the Lookout. Goku tells them not to revive him and explains that he seemed to attract evil villains that were after him, so the Earth would be safer if he was not there. He also said that Gohan had greatly surpassed him and if there were any other threats, Gohan would be there to defend the Earth. With the conversation over, Gohan and the Z Fighters say their goodbyes to Goku and to each other before leaving Kami's Lookout and going their separate ways, leaving the Earth safe once more.
Bojack Unbound (Movie)
A few months after the Cell Games, Gohan and the other Z-Fighters proceeded to participate in the Tenkaichi Dai Budōkai. Gohan managed to get through the preliminary battles and managed to reach the final round of the tournament, alongside Future Trunks, Krillin, and a sumo-wrestler named Doskoi. After moving the tournament to Battle Island 2, the fighters were to encounter and fight the Intergalactic Fighters in specially built Battle Zones underneath the island. Gohan and the others are launched to their Battle Zones in rocket-propelled space pods, with Gohan arriving in his Battle Zone: a surreal world resembling a toy chest.
Gohan then encountered his supposed challenger and one of the Galaxy Soldiers, : Bujin. Midway through the fight, Gohan managed to sense a far stronger power take out Future Trunks. Gohan then proceeded to rush from the forest where he was fighting Bujin to the location, an ancient ruined civilization, and discovered the other Galaxy Soldiers, , alongside the unconscious bodies of Future Trunks and Krillin, as well as the group's leader, Bojack. After Yamcha and Tien Shinhan are defeated by the Galaxy Soldiers, Gohan transformed into Super Saiyan and fights them all at once. As the fight takes proceeds, Gohan is dominated by Bojack and is saved by Piccolo from Bojack's Grand Smasher. After the defeat of Piccolo, Vegeta and Trunks, Gohan again starts to battle them alone. Outmatched, Gohan is near powerless against the Galaxy Warriors and gets caught in Psycho Thread.
Mr. Satan arrives in a space pod and distracts Bojack, saving Gohan. Moments later Bojack had Gohan in a Bear Hug. While struggling and screaming for help, Goku comes to Gohan's aid by using Instant Transmission to punch Bojack. Goku gives Gohan energy and turns Super Saiyan 2. Gohan evaporates Bujin and Bido, killing them with a simple punch and kick. Gohan punches Bojack, penetrating his abdomen but refuses to be beaten. Bojack uses Galactic Buster and Gohan charges a Kamehameha forming a collision. Gohan kills Bojack ending the battle.
Great Saiyaman, 25th Tenkaichi Budōkai and Babidi Saga
7 years after the events of the Cell Games, Gohan lives at home with his mother and younger brother, Goten. His training has taken a backseat to his studies and his strength has decreased overtime, although he can still compete with Goku and Vegeta, who have trained hard in those years. Chi-Chi decides Gohan needs to attend high school in order to pursue higher education, so she sends him to Orange Star High School in Satan City. On his first day in the city, he turns Super Saiyan in order to conceal his identity to stop a robbery, and by the time he arrives at school tales of the newest hero have already spread. the hero is called the Gold Fighter. In class, he meets another crime-fighter and the most popular girl in school, Videl. She is the daughter of Mr. Satan, who got rich and famous for stealing Gohan's credit over the defeat of Cell. While at school, Gohan also had to be careful not to reveal his true power.
Videl is highly suspicious of Gohan and spies on him to see if he is really the Gold Fighter. Videl confronts Gohan several times to voice her suspicions, but Gohan nervously denies them. Gohan decides to use a disguise when fighting crime and goes to Bulma to make him a costume. He becomes the Great Saiyaman to hide his identity so that the media will not bother his family. However, while trying to convince Videl to let him return a stolen pterodactyl baby to its two pterodactyl parents, he accidentally reveals his identity to Videl, who then blackmails Gohan to compete against her in the 25th Tenkaichi Budōkai in exchange for her silence. Gohan, having no experience with kids his own age, especially girls, is helpless against the confident Videl, who makes him promise to teach her how to fly.
When Gohan tells Bulma about the tournament, Goku, listening in from the Other World, contacts them and tells them he'll compete too, using his one-day pass to the human world. Hearing this, Vegeta also decides to compete. To make it more interesting, and to give them a chance to meet Goku again, Gohan tells all his friends about the tournament, and they all decide to compete. While Gohan trains with Goten, he is shocked to see Goten transform into a Super Saiyan, breaking his record as the youngest Super Saiyan ever, worrying that if he does not train harder, Goten will surpass him. When Videl shows up at Gohan's home to learn to fly, Gohan learns that she has no knowledge of energy, since her father believes it to be just a trick. Gohan begins training her from scratch, though she picks it up pretty quickly. During his training of Videl as well as his brother Goten, Videl learns more about Gohan and grows closer to him. Also when teaching Videl becomes a great flyer, Gohan had thought that Videl was really something special.
As the Z Fighters arrive on Papaya Island to compete in the 25th Tenkaichi Budōkai, Goku, who had been in Other World training for the last seven years, arrives on Earth and after an emotional greeting by Gohan, meets his second son, Goten. As the tournament occurs, the Z Fighters easily brush through their matches. Later, however, when Videl fights Spopovich, she is nearly beaten to death by the large brute. Gohan watches in anger as his friend horribly suffers at the hands of the ruthless Spopovich. Finally, having seen enough, Gohan turns Super Saiyan and tries to save Videl from Spopovich, but before he can, Yamu interrupts and tells for Spopovich to finish the match because they have much more important things in the matter. Spopovich kicks Videl out of the ring and leaves with Yamu, but not before being told by the angry Gohan that he will win the next time they fight.
After rushing Videl to the hospital and giving her a Senzu Bean to heal, Gohan returned to the tournament and found himself set up to fight Kibito. In order for Shin and Kibito to find Babidi's spaceship, they are forced into tricking Gohan into turning into a Super Saiyan. However, Gohan states that there is a level beyond a Super Saiyan and transforms into his Super Saiyan 2 form, shocking the audience, while revealing that he was the mysterious Gold Fighter. At that moment, Yamu and Spopovich jump into the ring and Shin paralyzes Gohan when he is about to attack. Yamu and Spopovich steal Gohan's energy, reverting him back to his normal state, and fly off, with Shin and the other Z Fighters in pursuit. Kibito heals Gohan, restoring his energy and explains they are going after Spopovich and Yamu to find Babidi's spaceship. Gohan and Kibito, along with Videl, fly away to meet up with the Z Fighters.
After flying for a time, Videl gets tired and decides to head back to Papaya Island, seeing as the opponent they are going to face is too powerful for her. However, before leaving, she and Gohan have a conversation about the identity of the Gold Fighter, who is actually Gohan. Figuring this out, Videl comes to the conclusion that seven years ago during the Cell Games, Gohan was the golden-haired boy who had defeated Cell, not Mr. Satan. Gohan and Videl say goodbye to each other and Videl promises that she is not through with him yet, indicating that she has fallen for him. Gohan and Kibito later catch up with Shin and the Z Fighters at Babidi's spaceship. They hide and secretly watch as Yamu and Spopovich give the energy to the evil wizard Babidi, who retaliates by killing them. Dabura and Babidi realize the Z Fighters are nearby and decide to steal their energy by killing the weaker fighters and luring them into the spaceship. Dabura flies up to the Z Fighters and kills Kibito with a Evil Impulse blast at point blank range. After a brief fight, Dabura spits on Krillin and Piccolo, turning them to stone, and flies back to the spaceship, with Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, and a reluctant Shin following behind.
When they get inside the spaceship, they are told they must defeat the three fighters if they want to destroy Babidi. The first fighter, Pui Pui, appears and fights against Vegeta, only to be easily killed. Goku is the next to fight against Yakon, the second fighter, who has the ability to absorb energy. Gohan fights against the last and strongest of Babidi's fighters, Dabura. At first, Gohan is fighting a little rusty against Dabura due to not training during the seven years after the Cell Games, but after transforming into his Super Saiyan form, Gohan manages to fight evenly with the Demon King. However, it is revealed by Goku and Vegeta that Gohan had a lot more power when he faced Cell seven years earlier. Vegeta becomes disgraced with Gohan's lack of motivation and expresses his frustration, believing Gohan to have peaked in power. Dabura notices Vegeta's frustration and stops the fight with Gohan to report his findings to Babidi.
Soon after the fight, Vegeta's mind is taken over Babidi's magic, transforming him into Majin Vegeta thus releasing the evil in his heart. Babidi transports them to the World Tournament arena, where Majin Vegeta destroys parts of the stadium, killing many people to convince Goku to fight him. Goku agrees and they are transported to a desert area. Before leaving with Shin to stop Babidi, Gohan is given a Senzu Bean by Goku, who tells him to remember about the people he is fighting for and how much he cares about them and let that be his weapon. Gohan says goodbye to Goku as he and Shin head down Babidi's spaceship to confront the evil wizard, while Goku and Majin Vegeta fight their intense battle.
Majin Buu, Fusion and Kid Buu Saga
After easily defeating Babidi's henchmen, Gohan and Shin make it to the bottom of the ship where the Sealed Ball containing Majin Buu is. Babidi and Dabura appear and prepare to release the Majin from the ball. Shin orders Gohan to retreat and wait for the others to think of a way to defeat Majin Buu, but Gohan, remembering his father's words, refuses and says he needs to protect the people he cares about. Gohan powers up and fires an Electric Kamehameha one after another attempting to destroy the cocoon and Majin Buu along with it, but the cocoon is unaffected. The cocoon finally stops steaming and hatches, but nothing is inside. However, only Gohan knows that something did come out of the cocoon, and it was forming something up into the sky. The steam that erupted from the cocoon forms into Majin Buu. Despite his best efforts to protect Shin from Majin Buu, Gohan is left nearly killed after Majin Buu fires a devastating attack that blasts him up into the sky.
The weakened Shin uses his psychic powers to destroy the attack and Gohan ends up falling down into a nearby forest, unconscious and severely beaten. Fortunately, when Kibito is brought back to life by the Dragon Balls he locates and heals Shin. They eventually find Gohan in the forest and bring him to the Sacred World of the Kai to be healed. After being revived, Gohan is then told he was brought to the Kai Planet to pull out the legendary Z Sword to defeat Majin Buu. At first, Gohan has trouble pulling the Z Sword out, but after transforming into a Super Saiyan 2, he manages to pull it out.
During his training with the Z Sword, Gohan reunites with his
father Goku, who has returned from Earth where he transformed into Super Saiyan 3 to fight Majin Buu. Goku is surprised to see that his son is still alive and discovers Shin was behind this. Seeing Gohan's excellent progress with the Z Sword, Goku decides to test its strength by throwing a huge boulder, which Gohan easily slices in half. Supreme Kai summons a large cube of Katchin, the densest metal in the universe, to test if Gohan can slice through it. However, when Goku throws the Katchin at Gohan, the Z Sword snaps in two and from the broken sword emerges Old Kai, who tells them that he will fully unlock Gohan's latent potential in a ritual.
As Goku, Shin, and Kibito observe what is happening down on Earth, Gohan grows increasingly impatient as Old Kai reads and laughs at comics instead of unlocking his power. Gohan soon loses his patience and angrily powers up, displaying an amazing power that illuminates the Supreme Kai planet. However, amazed at realizing that some of his power really was unlocked, Gohan apologizes to Old Kai, and resumes the ritual. After some time, the ritual is finally completed and Gohan is told to power up like he does for the Super Saiyan transformation; however, when he does, his appearance does not change, but his power and strength gain an awesome increase. Gohan says goodbye to Shin, Old Kai, and his father Goku and is transported back to Earth by Kibito. Before Kibito transports back to the Supreme Kai planet, Gohan asks for the clothes reminiscent of his father's, to which Kibito happily complies. Kibito wishes Gohan good luck and transports back to the Supreme Kai planet. With his power finally released and the fate of the world now in his hands, Gohan flies off to confront with Super Buu.
Gohan arrives on the battlefield where he finds Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo, who reveal that all of their friends and family were killed and eaten by Super Buu. Gohan is angry about this at first, until he senses Dende's faint energy signature. Gohan powers up and completely outclasses Super Buu, much to the shock of Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo. No matter how much he tries, Super Buu is unable to land any damage on Gohan, who easily dodges and blocks all of the monster's strongest attacks. In an act of desperation, Super Buu attempts to self destruct and take Gohan with him, but Gohan sees through this and grabs and flies away with Piccolo, Goten, and Trunks before they are all caught in the explosion. After getting to a safe distance, Gohan explains to Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo how he had become very powerful through Old Kai's magic ritual. Gohan and the others sense Dende's weak life force and decide to fly after him before Super Buu does. Along the way, they meet up and rescue an exhausted Mr. Satan and his adopted dog, Bee, who were strolling around in the desert. They finally locate Dende, who explains to them that he was thrown off of the Lookout by Mr. Popo before he could be hit by Super Buu's Transfiguration Beam.
After the hour is up, Super Buu arrives and challenges Goten and Trunks to fight him again for a rematch, which the boys agree on and fuse into Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks. At that moment, however, Super Buu absorbs Gotenks and Piccolo, resulting in a massive increase of mental and physical strength. As the battle begins, Gohan manages to fight evenly with the new Super Buu until Buu starts playing mind games with Gohan. Once Gohan gets frustrated, Buu begins thrashing Gohan, all the while using Piccolo's intelligence to continue playing mind games and further torment Gohan. When he remarks that Dende is healing Gohan's injuries, Buu attacks Dende. Tien Shinhan soon joins the fight, saving Dende and Mr. Satan, but Super Buu quickly defeats him with one kick and prepares an attack capable of destroying the entire Earth.
At the last second, however, Goku (after receiving Potara Earrings from Old Kai) appears and slices Super Buu in half. Goku throws one earring to Gohan, but Gohan fails to catch it and Goku is forced to transform into his Super Saiyan 3 form to stall Super Buu, while Gohan searches for the earring. He manages to find the earring, but since Gotenks defused inside of Super Buu, which caused his power to decrease, Goku says there is no need for Potara Fusion, seeing as they can easily beat Super Buu now. However, Super Buu manages to absorb Gohan while he is caught off-guard, vastly increasing his power.
Later, Goku and Vegeta (who had fused into Vegito to dominate Super Buu) enter Super Buu's body and escape with Gohan, Goten, Trunks, and Piccolo. However, this causes Super Buu to undergo a final transformation into his original form – Kid Buu. Gohan is killed when Kid Buu destroys the Earth, but he is soon revived along with the Earth and everyone else by Porunga. When they learn from Vegeta that Goku needs energy for his Super Spirit Bomb, they contribute part of their energy to the Spirit Bomb, but the citizens of Earth are reluctant to give up their energy. However, after Mr. Satan convinces the people to donate their energy, the Super Spirit Bomb is completed, and Goku obliterates Kid Buu once and for all. After the defeat of Kid Buu, Gohan attends Bulma's party with his family and friends in West City at Capsule Corporation.
Wrath of the Dragon (Movie)
Months after the defeat of Kid Buu, Videl and Gohan gets a call from the police that a man named Hoi was threatening to jump. Gohan and Videl transform into their alter-egos and immediately go to rescue the man. Gohan, however, rescues him and takes him to some fountain park. There, the man introduces himself as Hoi, and asks Gohan to help him open a music box which has imprisoned Tapion, a hero from the South Galaxy. Gohan and Videl try in vain to open it and hence start to find the Dragon Balls to wish Shenron himself to open it. Due to this, Tapion was released and Hoi started behaving differently, which clearly caught the eye of Videl.
Later, that day, a huge monster (the lower part of Hirudegarn), starts destroying the city. When Gohan and Videl come to know about this, they change into their alter-egos once again in order to save the city. Here they find a monster nearly twenty stories high, threatening the entire city. Gohan and Videl start fighting with the monster and Gohan is forced to unleash his Unlocked Potential form, to fight with the monster. He defeats the monster with relative ease, when he finds that it's vulnerable the moment after it attacks. The monster vanishes out of nowhere and Videl quickly catches some movement in the top of the building. Gohan determines that it is Hoi and comes to know that he was the man behind all these series of events. Later, Videl is shown fighting the fully-developed Hirudegarn, which defeats her with little effort. Gohan along with the Z Fighters fight against Hirudegarn, After Hoi attacks West City.
Yo! Son Goku & Friends Return! (OVA Jump Special)
Two years after the defeat of Kid Buu, Gohan and his family attend a banquet held by Mr. Satan. During this event, he meets Tarble and Gure, soon after Avo and Cado, who are remnants of the Frieza Force. While Goten and Trunks are fighting Avo and Cado, he decides to coach them and give them tips while they are fighting.
Dragon Ball Super
God of Destruction Beerus and Golden Frieza Saga
4 years after the titanic battle with Kid Buu Gohan and Videl are now married and together they live in Satan City in their house home, thanks to mr. Satan. Gohan is first seen leaving a book store with Videl and wants to become a scholar. He is later seen at his home when Goten and Trunks are giving Videl a wedding gift.
Gohan arrives at Bulma's birthday party with Chi-Chi and Videl. While he was there, he gives Piccolo a copy of their wedding picture, in which he blinks right as the photo was being taken. Gohan takes to serving Bulma a drink while she complains about his father not being in attendance to the party. He spends some private time with Videl away from the others and is introduced to Beerus and Whis following the pair arriving to the party, joining the other attendees in clapping for Beerus and chanting his name. When Mr. Satan was blown away by Majin Buu and Beerus, Gohan and Videl try to help him recover. After Beerus is challenged by Buu, who he defeats effortlessly as well as Gotenks, Gohan decides to get involved and charges Beerus. However, he is knocked out when Beerus hits him with Buu's body.
Goku intervenes before Beerus can destroy the Earth and in the group summoning Shenron, they learn how to create a Super Saiyan God, Gohan joining the other Saiyans in holding hands in an attempt to make Goku into one. When this fails, Beerus tries to destroy Earth again, aiming directly at them prior to Videl intervening despite Gohan attempting to convince her otherwise. After Videl reveals that she is pregnant, Gohan is excited to become a father and arguing to his father that her joining them is their only hope when he ponders if the womb will be enough.
Six months later in Age 779, Gohan's first child has been born and is named Pan. Gohan finally became the scholar he wanted to be. Gohan notices that Goku is trying to leave and go with Whis and train so he tells his mother to try to prevent him from going. When Goku is about to leave, Gohan shows up with Chi-Chi and Goten with him and Gohan argues that Goku needs to train and grow stronger in order to protect the Earth, but Chi-Chi didn't budge to that and was eventually relieved when Chi-Chi abruptly gave into Goku's wishes after he leaves as she knows that he will return when he gets hungry. Gohan tells everyone that Goten and Trunks will not show up due to Bulma's request and they would do something reckless.
When Krillin wondered if Buu was going to show up, Gohan says that he won't because he fell asleep and it'll be hard waking him up. Master Roshi asks if Gohan has kept up with his training, he declines but says that he can probably go Super Saiyan. Gohan takes on Frieza's army along with Piccolo, Krillin, Tien Shinhan, Jaco, and Master Roshi. Gohan challenges Shisami when he approaches. Gohan shoots a barrage of ki blasts while he gets charged at by Shisami then gets caught in a Bear Hug. Gohan isn't struggling while being in the possession of Shisami. He tells him that he has a child and that when a person like him disturbs the peace, he needs to protect them. Before Gohan could attack Shisami, Tagoma shoots a ki blast at them and kills Shisami and critically injures Gohan. Gohan's heart stops beating so Piccolo restarts it by blasting a kiai and was given a Senzu Bean by Krillin.
Tagoma is taken on by Piccolo but when he's in need, Gohan helps Piccolo by shooting a blast at Tagoma to get him away. However, Gohan's blast doesn't hurt Tagoma as his body has endured the pain and suffering from Frieza, making his body steel-like. Gotenks comes out of nowhere and charges Tagoma and hits him in his crotch. Captain Ginyu switches bodies with Tagoma and takes on the Z Fighters with his immense power. They are easily beat by Ginyu with just single punches to everyone. Gohan takes on Captain Ginyu after he switches bodies with Tagoma. Gohan is struggling to fight against Captain Ginyu because he hasn't been training to maintain his power. Gohan transforms into a Super Saiyan and beats Ginyu in several hits but spares him.
Frieza gets furious because Gohan transformed into a Super Saiyan and sparing Ginyu, reminding him of when Goku spared him on Namek and thought it would be fun to torture him to make Goku mad. Gohan is shot numerous times through the arms, legs, stomach and chest with Death Beams, leaving him on the ground, nearly dead. As a fatal Death Beam from Frieza closes in for the kill, Piccolo gets in front of the beam and takes it for Gohan, once again dying for him. Devastated, Gohan expresses regret for not training and not even having the power to protect Piccolo and his family, with Krillin comforting Gohan and assuring him that him giving up fighting to be with his family is not a bad thing. While Frieza taunts and threatens to also kill Videl and Pan, Gohan vows to stop him at all costs, causing him to power up to his fullest. At this time Bulma manages to contact Whis and inform them of Frieza's revival. Gohan's rage for Piccolo's deaath causes him to blows and he powers up to Super Saiyan with the last of his ki. Thanks to this, Gohan's body, however, is too injured to go on and his body breaks, dropping him out of Super Saiyan, leaving him dazed and powerless. he is saved by Goku and Vegeta from Frieza after they appear on Earth through Goku's Instant Transmission. After being given a senzu bean, He then watches the fight between Goku and Frieza and later Vegeta who steps in after Goku is taken out.
After Frieza destroys the Earth, Gohan gets protected by Whis, along with the others. Whis undoes time for Goku to be able to kill Frieza and send him back to Earth's Hell. After that, Gohan heads back home to see that Videl and Pan are okay then he embraces them and promises to protect them at all costs. He is later seen at a party, with the other Z fighters who participated in the fight and talks to Piccolo as he realized he needs to train and asks Piccolo if he could do so and Piccolo accepts this and tells him to maintain his dull body first.
Universe 6 and Copy Vegeta Saga
Sometime after the encounter with Golden Frieza in Age 779, Gohan has been training with Piccolo in order to regain his lost power. During the training, Piccolo has grown considerably stronger and has become equal to or even surpassed Gohan. One day while they are training, Goku and Vegeta show up to recruit Piccolo to a team for the Tournament of Destroyers, but Gohan insists that he should take his place because he wants to show off his new found power. However, after hearing from Goku that the tournament is in four days, Gohan is disappointed because he has to attend an important conference for Videl's benefit and thus, he cannot participate in the tournament.
A few days after the tournament ends, Goku suffers from Delayed Onset Ki Disorder, due to recklessly using his ki against Hit. Due to not controlling his ki properly, he destroys his house so he, Goten, and Chi Chi move into Gohan's house in Satan City. Gohan and Videl are dressed formally, eating lunch with a professor and his wife, while Piccolo babysits Pan at their house. The professor was impressed with Gohan's presentation at the conference and wants to hire him as his assistant. During the lunch, however, Goku calls Gohan to tell him what happened. Gohan and Videl later come home to greet Pan. Goku, Goten, Chi Chi, and Piccolo are there. Gohan is surprised that Pan learned a new word, calling Goku Grandpa. Gohan reveals that he turned down the job as the professors assistant, because it would take too much time away from Videl and Pan.
Future Trunks and Universal Survival Saga
Sometime later in Age 779, Gohan is met by Future Trunks during a conference and while having ice cream with him is sized up by Future Trunks as not being of the same power that he once was. Gohan introduces Future Trunks to his family not long after, Gohan having to don his Great Saiyaman disguise to retrieve Pan once she starts flying around and finishing his work before stopping a tug-of-war over Future Trunks' sword between his daughter and old friend. Gohan, Future Trunks and Pan go outside, Gohan revealing that he wishes he could be stricter with her but cannot due to his getting "soft" whenever he looks at her. Gohan bids Future Trunks a farewell and realizes that he forgot to ask Future Trunks why he had returned to the past to begin with.
He is later called for a meeting about the situation of Future Trunks' timeline and the true origin of Goku Black being originally the Universe 10 Supreme Kai Gowasu's apprentice Zamasu from the unaltered main timeline. Gohan is horrified to learn that Zamasu swapped bodies with Goku through the Super Dragon Balls and killed Goku, Goten and Chi Chi in that unaltered main timeline, and lastly invaded Future Trunks' timeline with the aid from Zamasu of that timeline to exterminate humanity and kill all gods around the universes. Gohan realizes this is the reason Trunks returned to the past.
After Zamasu's demise at cost of sacrificing Future Trunks' universe by Future Zeno, leaving Future Trunks, Future Mai, and Future Zeno as the only three survivors from their universe, Gohan flies to Future Trunks and Future Mai, bidding them farewell to find another world safely. Future Trunks in turn sees the Gohan of the alternate timeline reflected on the current Gohan. Following this Gohan partakes in the Universe 7 vs Universe 6 friendly baseball game and fills the role of catcher.
Not too long after, Goku tells Gohan and Goten that them someone is out to kill him and they promise not to tell Chi Chi. Piccolo, who was present for dinner notices Gohan is thinking about something and confronts him about it. Gohan comes clean and tells Piccolo what Goku had told him and Goten. Piccolo, initially not concerned, says that there aren't many who could actually threaten Goku until they both feel Goku's ki disappear. Both quickly realize Goku has turned Super Saiyan Blue and the situation is serious, so they head off to help Goku. Gohan tells Goten to stay, but Goten protests saying he can help and isn't useless. Gohan relents and allows Goten to come along. When they catch up to Goku they find him, lifeless, on the ground. Initially sad, Piccolo throws Goten aside and begins CPR, but fails to revive Goku. Gohan, sensing something, looks up and notices a giant ki blast falling back to Earth at Goku and has everyone move. It is revealed that Goku fired the blast at himself to revive himself after he died. Goku tells them to get away and Hit is here for him. Gohan and the others leave Goku to confront Hit alone, but return with Chi Chi later as Piccolo reveals Chi Chi forced them to tell her.
A few weeks later, Gohan hears of a Great Saiyaman Movie where he is to battle Mr. Satan. However, instead of having Gohan play the role, the film studio got Barry Kahn, a world-famous actor, to play the role. Gohan heads to the set with Videl and Mr. Satan and Pan and meets Barry. Barry tries to hit on Videl, but Videl turns him down harshly and walks away with Gohan. Barry quickly covers for himself as cameras were present. Barry's ego and vanity cause him to change much of the film to make it more action packed, with stunts that were impossible and fatal for ordinary people to perform so Gohan sneaks into the stunt double's room in his Great Saiyaman outfit and convinces the stunt double to leave it to the real Saiyaman. Due to the extreme amount of changes Barry made to the script, Gohan ended up acting the majority of the film with Barry barely doing anything. As the filming progressed and Gohan kept performing these normally fatal and dangerous stunts effortlessly, he kept gaining more and more attention, with Barry becoming more jealous of him, even with the film's love interest starting to fall for Gohan.
Gohan heads to the set with Videl and Mr. Satan and Pan and meets Barry. Barry tries to hit on Videl, but Videl turns him down harshly and walks away with Gohan. Barry quickly covers for himself as cameras were present. Barry's ego and vanity cause him to change much of the film to make it more action packed, with stunts that were impossible and fatal for ordinary people to perform so Gohan sneaks into the stunt double's room in his Great Saiyaman outfit and convinces the stunt double to leave it to the real Saiyaman. Due to the extreme amount of changes Barry made to the script, Gohan ended up acting the majority of the film with Barry barely doing anything. As the filming progressed and Gohan kept performing these normally fatal and dangerous stunts effortlessly, he kept gaining more and more attention, with Barry becoming more jealous of him, even with the film's love interest starting to fall for Gohan. Gohan heads to the set with Videl and Mr. Satan and Pan and meets Barry. Barry tries to hit on Videl, but Videl turns him down harshly and walks away with Gohan. Barry quickly covers for himself as cameras were present. Barry's ego and vanity cause him to change much of the film to make it more action packed, with stunts that were impossible and fatal for ordinary people to perform so Gohan sneaks into the stunt double's room in his Great Saiyaman outfit and convinces the stunt double to leave it to the real Saiyaman. Afterwards, Krillin confronts Gohan about being there calling him by name but Gohan protests and calls himself the Great Saiyaman. Krillin relents and plays along, asking him how does his wife allow Gohan to dress so stupidly at his age. Gohan proudly proclaims Videl thinks it is cool and supports him 100% and goes back to posing and while posing, notices the parasite slide into the sewer.
During the conversation, the film's love interest catches Gohan unmasked. Gohan, worried about his job, now is revealed when she says that she doesn't care and finds it cool that he is just a normal person underneath the helmet and asks Gohan to fly her home like in the film so she can see things from his point of view. Despite Gohan's hesitation, Hercule convinces him to do so and he will distract Videl. While flying her home, Jaco, believing Gohan is infected with the parasite, fires his Super Elite Cannon at Gohan and Gohan dodges it landing on Jaco's ship telling him to stop. They land and Jaco explains what he is after, a parasite named Watagash who brings out the evil in people's hearts. After failing to blackmail Gohan to Videl, Barry Kahn is Watagash infects by a alien crimminal parasite named Watagash and he is knocked out. When he comes around he notice Pan is missing with a message written into the wall telling him to come to the TV station. Enraged, Gohan heads off instantly and confronts Barry, who has been gaining a lot of media attention on top of the studio with Pan, who isn't scared but amused. Barry mocks Gohan, asking him to do a cheesy catch phrase for him, but Gohan charges him and unloads on Barry and overwhelms him and knocks his transforming body to the ground. During the fight, the director records it for the film. After saving Pan and defeating Barry kahn and Watagash. Gohan and his family later attend a screening of the Great Saiyaman movie all together.
After this Chi Chi and Goten invite Gohan over and they head out to the fields and notice Goku plowing the fields and training. Chi Chi says that she thought of the idea as it keeps both Goku and her happy. Goten reveals that dad wants a sparring partner and thought of Gohan. Gohan attempts to get out of it by mentioning Whis, Vegeta and Piccolo but they are all busy. Gohan reveals he would love to but he doesn't fight anymore but know someone who does and turns into the Great Saiyaman and approaches Goku who calls him Gohan initially. Gohan protests and tells him he got him confused with someone else. Chi Chi is happy and says Gohan is in total character. Gohan then dares Goku to take him on and he is here to help someone in need of a sparring partner. Goku accepts and charges Gohan. Gohan, while initially stunned by Goku's speed, was able to block the shot and actually push back his father, with Goku revealing he was testing him and powers up to Super Saiyan with Gohan throwing off the Saiyaman helmet and going Super Saiyan as well. Ultimately, their match ends when Chi Chi yells at them to stop as they ended up destroying the entire field and countyside.
After learning that Future Zeno wants a preview of what a Tenkaichi Budōkai is, Gohan is recruited by Goku to particpate in the Zeno Expos against Unvierse 9 along with Goku and Buu. Goku tells Gohan that a good fight is all Gohan will need to get his instincts back and reminds him of their fight in the fields a few days ago. Goku decides to tell Gohan what the stakes are and Gohan is scared and asks his dad what will they do if they lose and Goku says they will deal with it. Gohan, angry at his father for his irresponsibility, calms down when he sees Pan and Videl, with Videl telling Gohan to partake in the fight and to listen and respect his dad's wishes once in a while.
Motivated, Gohan agrees to fight. At this time Hercule and Buu arrive with Goku convincing Buu to fight, bringing along Mr. Satan to act as Buu's handler. Gohan having found his gi once again arrives on the Sacred World of the Kai's. Beerus was initially unamused with Gohan and Buu as the choices but he quickly warms up to Gohan after Goku revealed that Gohan suggested they keep the destruction of the universe if they lose quiet as it would cause a panic, which Beerus thought was a great idea. After witnessing Buu's victory, Gohan requests to go next and squares off with his foe, Lavender and is considering taking it slow so he can regain his fighting senses. Goku tells him no and to go all out at him since he can't sense him thus making Gohan's plan useless. After the fight ends in a draw, he late witness Goku defeat Bergamo and his team wins the Zeno Expo. While the battle between Goku and Top goes on, Gohan remarks that he is getting excited watching the battle between them.
After the battle Gohan and Goku begin to form the team, with Gohan suggesting Piccolo and Master Roshi. After testing out Krillin's strength for Tean Universe 7, he goes off to find Piccolo. After finding Piccolo and filling him in, Piccolo agrees, and says he wants to take the time they have to retrain Gohan to use his old powers again. Gohan wonders how Piccolo get so strong and Piccolo screams at him that he hasn't been sitting around while he studied as Gohan passes out into a near death state. Piccolo brings his pupil in and shoots him in the heart with a Kiai reviving him. After coming to Piccolo tells Gohan that he hasn't given his heart into the warrior that lives inside him and this causes him to let his guard down at vital moments. Piccolo goes on to say that his great power always goes to his head and "you get drunk on power" and become arrogant and overconfident, leading to him always being defeated. Gohan powers back up to Super Saiyan 2 and heeding Piccolo's words attacks again and does better but Piccolo screams at Gohan that Super Saiyan isn't his true power and screams at him to re-awaken his Ultimate Potential. Gohan, heeding Piccolo's words to reawaken his warrior spirit, finally reawakens his Potential Unleashed state.
Afterwards, Gohan and Piccolo fight against Tien Shinhan and Goku to test their current power for the Tournament of Power. Impressed with Gohan, Goku reveals he is stepping down as Team Captain and appointing Gohan as the New Captain of Team Universe 7, much to Gohan's shock. With Gohan now in charge they reveal the news to Beerus, Whis, Supreme Kai, and Old Kai and Gohan instantly calls a meeting with all the members of Team Universe 7 to develop a strategy. When Majin Buu falls sleep and Goku has gone to try to wake him up, most of the team meets at Capsule Corp. but Gohan decides to tell them the truth about the universe being erased if they lose when Krillin mentions prize money as a reward. Goku suggests they make Frieza as Majin Buu's replacement, much to Gohan's shock but relents because there is no one else to recruit. When the team is finally complete with ten members, Whis takes them to the World of Void, where they meet the warriors of the other universes.
When the tournament begins Gohan goes over his battle plan with everyone which is to stand in a circle and fight as a group and using teamwork. Vegeta protests calling it boring. When the fighting begins Goku, 17, 18 Vegeta all run off instantly. Frieza walks off also but calls Gohan's plan interesting and nice but wants to get involved with the chaos. Gohan along with Beerus protest but Roshi calms Gohan down quickly telling him he shouldn't be shocked those 5 aren't following it. Gohan regains his composure and stand with Tien, Krillin, Piccolo and Roshi and fend off an attack from Universe 9 using teamwork. Gohan's plan appears to work, despite Tien, Roshi and Krillin being far weaker then the Universe 9 attackers. After Universe 9 is erased, Gohan is just as shocked as the other fighters. They are attacked by Universe 10's Dium whom Krillin and Master Roshi defeat. Gohan witnesses Kale's rampage. After her rampage, Gohan is separated by the others, but they successfully regroup. After deciding that his plan would no longer work based on the current state of the battle field Gohan suggests it is best to break off into groups. Shortly after Piccolo and Gohan are attacked by Obni and Rubalt, the final survivors of Universe 10.
Sometime later, Gohan and Piccolo are approached by Universe 6's Dr. Rota. Dr. Rota wants to reveal his ability, however before he can do so, he is taken out by a powerful Ki Blast. Gohan and Piccolo hide. After Hermila and Prum are eliminated, Gohan and Piccolo depart together. ater on, Gohan is separated from Piccolo and is attacked by Frieza and Frost. Still not trusting him, Frost asks Frieza to eliminate Gohan. Frieza obliges and attacks Gohan, tackling him through a mountain. Frieza resumes his attack and Gohan avoids it, powering up to his Ultimate Form and pushes Frieza back with ease. Somewhat taken aback by Gohan's power Frieza, powers up to his Golden Form and re-engages Gohan. While both fighters manage to damage each other, Frieza eventually beats Gohan and knocks him out cold. Frost now approaches and congratulates Frieza, saying he didn't know he had that kinda of power. Frieza tells him with enough training he can attain it to someday and shows Frost the 100% Full Power state to which Frost reveals he is already aware of. After telling Frost the weakness of the form, that which Frost wasn't aware of, Frieza quickly blasts him out of the ring with Gohan snapping right back up to his feet.
Later, Gohan and Piccolo protected Goku from Saonel and Pirina's attack. During their battle, Piccolo and Gohan seem to be at a slight disadvantage against the duo, having to save each other on several occasions. However, as the fight goes on Gohan seems to be gaining more and more ground on them in just his base form and is able to cause major damage to Pirina after knee dropping his arm off forcing him to regenerate, and blocks Sanoel attack to Piccolo with a Masenko. The battle resumes later after Goku's fight with Kefla and Gohan and Piccolo both sense a change in their Namekian foes. Gohan realizing that they have fused with every single Namekian in Universe 6 powers up to his Ultimate state and says that there vitality and endurance is far to high right now so he tells Piccolo he doesn't need to worry about killing them which is why he is going full power at them and asks Piccolo to charge the Special Beam Cannon to maximum. As Gohan fights both of them Piccolo lets their spirit get the better of him and fires his attack too early as it does nothing to Pirina who responds by hitting them with a Mouth Ki Wave. In his mind Piccolo is met by Kami and Nail who point in front of him and as Piccolo awakens he finds Gohan shielding him and asks Piccolo to do it again and he won't get lazy this time as he will take them seriously now. Gohan goes back in and begins to dominate both Saonel and Pirina. Having them set up now Gohan charges a Super Kamehameha at the same time as his father, who is stuck in a black hole by Universe 2. Saonel is overwhelmed by the blast and as a last resort, Pirina fires another Mouth Wave at Gohan to save themselves. As Saonel pulls himself through Gohan's attack Gohan simply smiles at him as Saonel is pierced clean through his chest by Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon and goes on through Pirina allowing Gohan to blast them out of the arena, eliminating Universe 6.
After rejoining with the rest of the remaining team Universe 7, they are attacked by Team Universe 3. As 17 and 18 take care of Viara, Gohan steps in to take on the rest himself, with his plan being to preserve Goku and Vegeta's remaining stamina for Universe 11. Initially, Gohan in his Potential Unleashed state is easily able to read and beat back the Universe 3 warriors however they are ordered to fuse into Koichiarator. After fusing Gohan is still able to keep up with the three of them but has a few close calls. Gohan slips and gets into a strength test with Koichiarator. It is revealed that Universe 3 barely hung onto the edge as Paparoni reveals their trump card, which is to fuse himself with Koichiarator. The monstrosity was initially able to beat the entire Team of Universe 7 around without much effort and after 18 sacrifices herself to save 17 the remaining fighters fire there strongest attacks but are still pushed back. 17 realizes they can't win and charges through the attack with his barrier and shatters the reactor allowing his teammates to finish off Universe 3.
During the final battle, Gohan teams with Android 17 to battle Toppo. The pair have difficulty facing the Pride Trooper and struggle to find rhythm as teammates. During the battle, Android 17 tells Gohan that they need to stop trying to coordinate the battle together, as they have never fought with one another before and therefore don't know how to anticipate the needs and movements of one another. They formulate a quick plan, in which 17 will immobilize Toppo and sacrifice himself, giving Gohan an opportunity to eliminate them both from the competition. The plan almost succeeds, though Toppo manages to free himself at the last minute. This battle is interrupted, however, when Gohan and Android 17 take notice of Frieza's battle with Dyspo
When Beerus reprimands Frieza for getting to close to the edge of the ring, call out to Frieza, Gohan leaves 17 to hold off Top so that he may save Frieza. Frieza reminds Gohan of who he is and asks Gohan what would he do if he betrayed him. An unamused Gohan rebukes Frieza, stating that he will eliminate the undead emperor himself should such a betrayal occur. Frieza is not impressed but agrees to work with Gohan. With his maximum speed, Dyspo is able to dodge Gohan and Frieza's onslaught of attacks however Gohan shocks himself when he realizes he is actually capable of seeing his movements, something Frieza is not able to do. Realizing this, Gohan orders Frieza to trap himself and Dyspo in a Cage of Light so Dyspo can't move so much. Frieza, initially hesitant, relents and agrees. Gohan charges Dyspo and allows himself to be hit so Frieza can trap them. Dyspo tries to reason with Gohan. However, Gohan says he doesn't care and attacks. Dyspo attempts to move but learns he is actually too fast and hits the Cage of Light. Dyspo engages Gohan in a head to head fight using his speed to attempt to hit Gohan faster however Gohan shockingly is able to keep up with Dyspo's speed and begins to take a clear advantage over him and quickly overwhelms him. Before Gohan can land the finishing blow, Frieza loses control of his cage and it breaks. Dyspo attempts to use his speed to eliminate Gohan but, due to being able to see his movements, Gohan catches Dyspo in a rear naked choke and orders Frieza to eliminate them both. Frieza praises Gohan's plan, saying he is indeed worthy of being called their leader, and fires a Death Cannon, eliminating both Dyspo and Gohan.
After his elimination, 18 tends to Gohan and asks if he's OK. Gohan says he is fine as Piccolo and Master Roshi praise Gohan's plan of taking out Dyspo and Beerus simply smiles in approval at the young saiyan. After Universe 7 wins the Tournament of Power, the Super Dragon Balls are used to revive all erased universes. Gohan and his family later attend Bulla's birthday party aboard Bulma's cruiseship.
Peaceful World Saga
10 years after Kid Buu's defeat, Gohan and his family attend the 28th Tenkaichi Budōkai, as Goku, Pan, Goten, Trunks, Vegeta and Good Buu compete. After witnessing his daughter's win against Wild Tiger, Gohan late observe Goku's fight against Uub, the reincarnation of Kid Buu. After an equal battle, Goku takes in Uub as his student to train him and better control his power. Goku bids farewell to Gohan and the others before Goku and Uub fly away to Uub's village.
Dragon Ball GT
Black Star Dragon Ball and Baby Saga
5 years later in Age 789, Gohan is employed by Bulma's company as a researcher. Even in the Earth's peaceful time he has not neglected his training. He now is more concerned about being a good husband and father. He is one of the first to learn about Goku's transformation back into a child thanks to a wish made to the Black Star Dragon Balls by Emperor Pilaf. They all soon learn that if the Black Star Dragon Balls are not collected and brought back to Earth within a year's time, the planet will explode.
Gohan, along with the help of Bulma and Videl, works on the spaceship used for Goku, Trunks, and Goten (later replaced by his daughter Pan) to go hunt the Black Star Dragon Balls. However, Gohan's power is still held in high regard among the Z Fighters. He was originally wiling to go with his father, and Trunks remarks that Gohan is among those on Earth stronger than himself and Pan.
Gohan is later seen again visiting his mother and brother at Capsule Corp. with Videl. They tell Chi-Chi that Goten got into a fight somewhere (with Baby) over at Satan City. Goten returns shortly after, now under the control of Baby. Baby immediately realizes that Gohan is stronger than Goten and could be a little more sufficient body to help him infect Vegeta. Gohan also realizes something is not right with his brother. They two get into a little fight and decide to settle at a remote location. Baby-possessed Goten immediately plays the offensive against Gohan, trying to force him to power up (making it easier for him to takeover Gohan's body). Gohan refuses to do so, realizing that if he uses enough energy, he could hurt Goten. Baby-possessed Goten then powers up to full strength, cornering Gohan. Having no other choice, Gohan powers up to a Super Saiyan. Baby uses this opportunity and easily takes over Gohan's body. Baby tests Gohan's powers by attacking Piccolo in the area.
Now with Gohan under his control, Baby seeks out his true target: Vegeta. Baby-possessed Gohan locates Vegeta and fights an even battle with the Saiyan prince. The fight is soon interrupted by the arrival of Goten, who Baby left an egg implanted inside of, rendering him under his control. With the help of Goten, one of Baby-possessed Gohan's attacks pierces Vegeta's skin, which Baby takes the opportunity to liquefy himself and enter Vegeta's body, gaining control of a more powerful host. However, just like Goten, Gohan has an egg implanted inside of him by Baby, bringing him under control of the Tuffle parasite.
Later, when Goku, Pan, and Trunks return home from outer space after collecting the Black Star Dragon Balls (which Dende later gave to Baby so he could wish for Planet Plant to be restored), Gohan and Goten appear at their house and transform into Super Saiyans to immediately fight Goku and Pan. Gohan even promises to kill Pan and fires an energy blast at her. However, Goku blocks the attack and the explosion knocks him and Pan down to the ground, rendering Pan unconscious. This angers Goku and he fights at full power, allowing him to gain the upper hand against the controlled Gohan and Goten. However, before Goku fires his Kamehameha at Gohan and Goten, Mr. Satan and Majin Buu show up and explain what has happened.
After being purified by the Sacred Water by Kibito Kai, Gohan, along with Goten, Trunks, and Pan help restore Goku's Super Saiyan 4 powers. Eventually, Goku manages to defeat Great Ape Baby, forcing the Tuffle parasite to flee from Vegeta's body, returning him back to normal. Baby then tries to escape in a spaceship, but Goku fires a powerful 10x Kamehameha up at the spaceship, blasting it to the sun while Baby was inside and killing the Tuffle for good.
Later, Gohan helps in evacuating the population of Earth to the New Planet Plant before Earth's explosion. However, when Goku teleports back to Earth to get a little boy who was left behind during the evacuation, Piccolo suddenly appears, saves the boy, and gives Goku enough energy to teleport back. However, he chooses to share the same fate as the Earth. Moments before his death, Piccolo has a telepathic farewell conversation with Gohan. He tells him that he chooses to remain behind as his death would cause the Black Star Dragon Balls to be eternally turned to stone. This way, no wishes from the Black Star Dragon Balls will be made, saving the Earth from a future disaster. Gohan bursts into tears and pleads for Piccolo to come with them, but Piccolo declines and tells him how proud he is of Gohan for how he has matured and the amazing potential he had displayed over the years. With the conversation over, Piccolo says his final goodbye to Gohan, who screams Piccolo's name in devastating sadness as his mentor dies a dramatic death in Earth's explosion.
The Earth is restored back to normal and everybody is back on it. Gohan says to Goku that he still misses Piccolo, but his father comforts him and says that he misses Piccolo, too, cheering him up. With that, Goku and Gohan are happy that the Earth and its inhabitants are safe for now.
Super 17 and Shadow Dragon Saga
A year later in Age 790, Gohan observes the 30th Tenkaichi Budōkai with Videl and Krillin while Goku fights in the Junior Division and Pan, Mr. Satan and Majuub compete in the Adult Division.
Some time afterwards, along with the rest of the gang, Gohan fight the villains that escaped from Hell. He mainly battles a revived General Rilldo, saving Pan and Mr. Satan from him. He and General Rilldo have an evenly matched fight before Rilldo unexpectedly uses his Metal Breath to turn Gohan's right arm and left leg into metal. He is nearly killed, but was saved at the last minute by Majuub.
Along with Goten, Trunks, Vegeta, and Majuub, Gohan battles against Super 17, even firing an incredible Kamehameha attack at the Android but it has no effect because Super 17 absorbs it. Gohan is the first to be knocked out. He is saved along with the others by Goku, who, with the help of Android 18, eventually kills Super 17 with a Dragon Fist followed by a Kamehameha.
Gohan, along with the rest, learns that thanks to the several wishes made to the Dragon Balls over the years, negative energy has overflowed, turning the balls evil, causing seven powerful Shadow Dragons to emerge from them. Pan and Goku are successful in hunting down and killing most of the dragons, but are no match for the powerful Syn Shenron. Gohan, Trunks, and Goten come to the rescue and revive Goku's energy, while Majuub holds off Syn Shenron. Shenron is, however, relentless at killing Goku, and tries his best to stop the re-powering. He is even successful in landing a devastating blow on Gohan. Syn's efforts are in vain, though, as the three are able to restore Goku's energy. Goku, now at full power, is more than enough to beat Syn Shenron, but things go for the worse when Syn absorbs all seven Dragon Balls, and transforms into Omega Shenron. Not even Goku is able to comprehend his power.
The situation changes when Vegeta arrives and absorbed Blutz Waves from Bulma's new machine, to help him achieve Super Saiyan 4. Gohan warns Bulma that if given too much, he might lose control and become too powerful and uncontrollable (like Baby). However, Vegeta is successfully able to achieve Super Saiyan 4. It is not enough to stop Omega Shenron though, and Goku and Vegeta realize there's only one option: fusion. Gohan, Trunks, and Goten hold off Omega Shenron long enough for the fusion to be successful, forming Gogeta. Gogeta is far more powerful than Omega Shenron, but because he failed to take the fight seriously, the fusion expires before he kills Omega Shenron. It now seems that all hope is lost, but Goku attempts to form an Universal Spirit Bomb. The rest battle Omega Shenron, but all are defeated easily by him. They do however, hold out long enough for Goku's attack to be complete and kill Omega Shenron.
Azure and After Future Saga
After the climax of the fight with Omega Shenron in Age 790, Gohan and his family moved back to Satan City where he is now employed as a professor at Orange Star University. With his wife pregnant, He and Videl are now expecting a second child.
In Age 791, his son, Maaku is born on March 5. After Goku and Vegeta return back to Earth for a break to attend his brother, Goten's and Valese's wedding, He soon learns of Piccolo's resurrection due to a wish made by his father, Goku along with the merger to Shenron and the Dragon Balls. Gohan also learns of Vegeta's merger with the Black Star Dragon Balls and Ultimate Shenron. After Goku, Piccolo and Vegeta leave once again for more training in the Divine Realm, Gohan promises Goku that he will keep up with his training and protect the peace.
6 years later in Age 797, He is still one of the top professors at Orange Star University in Satan City. It Was Gohan's suggestion to Pan and Maaku to fight crime disguised as Great Saiyaman agents in order to protect their identity while attending school and fighting crimminals. After Goku, Piccolo and Vegeta's return back to Earth. Gohan learns of the 32nd Tenkaichi Budokai being held on the 30th anniversary of the Cell Games on May 12, instead on May 7. During prepartions for the Tenkaichi Budōkai, He trains both of his children.
On May 12, the day to compete in the 32nd Tenkaichi Budōkai arrives. After arriving on Papaya Island, he signs up to compete in the Adult Division. While in the Preliminaries, he later learns that Caulifla, Kale, Prinia and other fighters from Universe 6 have been allowed to come to Universe 7 in order to compete in the Adult Division. After making through the Preliminaries, Gohan observes the matches of the Junior Division along with the others, as Maaku and the other young fighter compete against one another.
- Flight - The ability to fly through the use of ki.
- Ki Blast - The most basic form of Energy wave.
- Ki Sense - An ability that allows the user to sense ki and power levels.
- Saiyan Power - A genetic trait that continually lets a Saiyan increase in performance against adversity, either by recovering from great injuries or enduring great struggle in battle.
- Angry Blow - Gohan kicks the opponent to stun them, then lands a strong punch and finally kicks them away.
- Kiai - It is a technique where the user affects the air currents around him with ki to produce powerful shockwaves in order to strike the opponent.
- Super Explosive Wave - The user stands charging energy around their body, then they explode with a gigantic energy sphere around their body.
- Eenrgy Blast Barrage - The user usually brings their arms to their sides, charges up ki, and then he throws his hands forward one after another as he rapidly fires many energy blasts.
- Justice Finishing Pose - Fighting Poses used while as the Great Saiyaman.
- Justice Punch - Gohan performs a Victory Uppercut followed by a Super-Hero Punch.
- Masenko - The user places 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. When the user thrusts their hands forward, they call the name and fire a beam of yellow, white, or orange energy.
- Special Beam Cannon - The move is performed by touching the index and middle fingers of one hand to the forehead and charging enough ki to attack. Its speed changes to the power level of the user performing the move. When ready, the fingers are extended forward, and two thin energy beams are unleashed from the fingers. One remains straight while the other coils around the straight beam. The resulting beam is quite powerful, drilling through most targets, and exploding on the ones it can't.
- Wild Barrage Blaster - First, Gohan raises his hands up to his sides and charges a yellow energy sphere in each hand. He then puts his hands forward and fires a barrage of yellow energy waves against the opponent, inflicting a massive amount of damage and then Gohan puts his hands above his head like the normal Masenko, but keeps charging it until it forms an energy sphere. Then, he grabs the energy sphere with his hand and draws it back up to his side. Finally, and throws the attack at the opponent, inflicting a great amount of damage.
- Wild Rush Blaster - First, Gohan kicks his opponent a few times, he then beats them up and kicks them to one side. He holds one hand with the other supporting it upward in a fashion similar to the Explosive Demon Wave forms an energy sphere with excess energy releasing off of it in the form of medium-sized Energy Blast which later grows larger when more Ki is put into the attack.
- Super Masenko - First, Gohan raises his hands above his head like the normal Masenko, but charges it with more power. Then, while it is being prepared, some of the excess energy is released as streaks of yellow electricity. Finally, Gohan brings his hands forward and fires the attack at the opponent, inflicting a high amount of damage.
- Kamehameha - A powerful Ki blast fired with two hands after concentrating a large amount of Ki.
- Full-Power Kamehameha - While the fundamentals of the technique are exactly the same as a
regular Kamehameha, the overall power of this Kamehameha is even greater.
- Super Kamehameha - An advanced and more powerful version of the Kamehameha.
- Father-Son Kamehameha - First, Gohan fires a Super Kamehameha at the opponent, who struggles against the attack. Then, the spirit of his father Goku appears behind him in a Kamehameha stance and shouts to him "Now!!" Finally, Gohan pulls his hand back and throws it forward as he charges more power into the attack, overpowering the opponent and inflicting a massive amount of damage.
- Full Power Energy Blast Volley - The user fires flurries of large, bright Ki Blasts that is more powerful than the average energy volley. It is useful for quick, effective, as well as causing massive accumulations of damage to the foes. The difference with the Full Power Energy Barrage Wave is that the user does not move his hands while firing it. The waves themselves just chase the opponent.
- Explosive Masenko - First, Gohan raises his hands above his head and charges yellow energy in his palm. He then thrusts his hands forward and fires a short, but
giant yellow shock wave of energy at the opponent, inflicting a high amount of damage.
- Electric Kamehameha - a poweful version of the Super Kamehameha used by Gohan as a adult.
- Burst Rush - Gohan charges at the opponent, elbows them in the chin, and punches them in the stomach. He then hook kicks them, and kicks them up into the air. Then, he flies up into the air and attacks the opponent with a punch to the face, another punch to gut, and a roundhouse kick to the jaw, knocking them further up into the air. Next, he flies up and appears above the opponent to backhand punch them down to the ground, forcing the opponent to land on their hands and knees to recover from the bone-crushing blows.
- Super Great Saiyaman Beam - Also called Justice Kamehameha. Gohan's version of the Super Kamehameha while in his Great Saiyaman alter ego.
- Ultimate Kamehameha - A more power version of the Super Kamehameha. Gohan cups his hands at his sides and charges blue energy, then thrusts his arms forward and fires the Ultimate Kamehameha.
- Infected Kamehameha - a version of the Kamehameha used by Baby Gohan in Dragon Ball GT.
- Infected Super Kamehameha - a more powerful version of the Super Kamehameha used by Baby Gohan in Dragon Ball GT.
- Infected Masenko - used by Baby Gohan during the Baby Saga of Dragon Ball GT.
Great ApeThis transformation occurs when a person with Saiyan heritage (and with a tail) looks directly at a full moon, or something that simulates its effects, such as a Saiyan Power Ball. The result is the waves from the moon stimulating a gland in their tails, enabling a seemingly unavoidable transformation. This is a complete genetic transformation, so it greatly affects Gohan's mental state. Because Gohan never had any proper training, Gohan loses all form of mental control, becoming a primal beast.
However, during his fight against Vegeta, Goku's words were able to reach Gohan enough to regain some of his rational thought and focus on his real enemy. Gohan only transforms into this state three times throughout the series, twice while he was training with Piccolo, and one final time when fighting Vegeta, the final of which Gohan was able to regain some rational control of himself thanks to Goku's interventions.
Unlock PotentialGohan acquired this when he visited Guru during his trip on Namek. Guru placed his hand on top of Gohan's head and using his own powers, released Gohan's latent potential. This, however, did not release all of Gohan's hidden power, since he was still only able to unleash his hidden power through fierce rage.
Gohan's abilities were enhanced along with the strength of his hidden power, and as a side effect, continuously grew alongside Krillin with each battle, as stated by Vegeta. The first time that he receives this power-up roughly multiplies his power tenfold, allowing him to access a power in around the mid-10,000s range, though with the subsequent battles against Recoome and Frieza, he grows many times stronger. During one bout of rage, he was even able to subdue Frieza's third form.
Super SaiyanGohan became a Super Saiyan at nine years of age (if including the 10 and a half months spent in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber since he came out earlier by 3 hours; he was almost at the physical age of ten), during the intense training he endured with his father to help him ascend. Gohan was the youngest to appear as a Super Saiyan until the appearance of his brother, Goten, who accesses the state effortlessly at seven years old. In this state, Gohan was called the Gold Fighter by the residents of Satan City during the Great Saiyaman Saga. After Gohan has his potential unlocked by Old Kai, his Super Saiyan form became much stronger due to his base form having powered up.
Gohan mastered the Super Saiyan to such an extent that his power in this state matched Goku's power as a Super Saiyan above Saiyan beyond God. On one occasion, Gohan utilized his Super Saiyan form on top of his Potential Unleashed state, in Dragon Ball Super in order to help his father achieve Super Saiyan God. Gohan uses this form of Super Saiyan again during the return of Frieza to defeat Ginyu in Tagoma's body and uses the form's power to signal Goku although it was only equal to his old power. He retrained with Piccolo and regained his power and uses this form to fight and defeat Watagash. This form's full power was shown while he was sparring with Goku, where he was able to fight evenly with his dad who was also a Super Saiyan with the power of God. The power was shown off more during his battle with Lavender, even while blind Gohan is able to use the ki he gives off like a radar, allowing Gohan to fight and overwhelm Lavender in this state, even while dying and his body rotting from poison. When he fought Piccolo prior to the Tournament of Power, Piccolo was able to easily overcome Gohan in this form.
Super Saiyan - Full PowerGohan is one of the first people to display full mastery over the Super Saiyan. Gohan had learned to perfect the Super Saiyan form with his father, when his father suggested that they remain transformed for extended periods of time so that they could master Super Saiyan, including all the unwanted behavioral effects.
Super Saiyan 2Gohan was the first and the youngest character in the series to reach Super Saiyan 2, achieving it at the age of 9. This occurred when his dormant power was fully awakened through his rage at Perfect Cell for hurting his friends and killing the peaceful Android 16 (though it was revealed in an anime-only flashback by Goku that Gohan actually achieved the transformed state while training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, but was too exhausted to maintain the form). While in this form, Gohan's hair stands straight up with the exception of one lock that hangs down, and he is surrounded by aura electricity all the times. One thing is quite noticeable when he in particular manifests this transformation: his nature is prone to complete change, giving him an almost sadistic sense of mind. This is completely opposite of his natural reluctance and innocence when he is not transformed. The most noted example of this happening is his desire to watch Perfect Cell suffer before he was going to kill him, while prior to ascending to Super Saiyan 2, he made it quite clear that he did not want to hurt or even fight Cell, let alone kill him. In addition to his battle with Cell, Gohan uses this form to defeat Bojack in Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound.
Seven years later, he uses it during the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament when Kibito asked him to demonstrate his Super Saiyan powers so that they may lure out Babidi's men; he instead makes the full jump to Super Saiyan 2, only to have Shin paralyze him so that his power may be drained (and subsequently returned, by Kibito) as to lure out Spopovich and Yamu, and lead them towards Babidi's spaceship. When Gohan makes a jump to Super Saiyan 2, his hair grows longer around the sides and a bit at the top, similar to regular Super Saiyan, with the exception that his hair stands up more, gets more spiky and he gains one hair bang instead of two. He also fights Majin Buu in this form, but loses and is nearly killed. But when Gohan fought Majin Buu he was weaker than when he fought Cell. After training with the Z Sword he grew much stronger as he was able to wield the sword perfectly in his base form not needing to transform raising his base power so that when he transforms into a Super Saiyan 1 or 2 his power would increase making him stronger. After training with the Z Sword, Shin believes Super Saiyan 2 Gohan can beat Majin Buu.
Prior to the start of the Tournament of Power Piccolo and Gohan are sparring, with Piccolo's intentions of re-awakening Gohan's true power. Gohan for a time fought at Super Saiyan 2 but was still no challenge for Piccolo, who managed to choke him to near death.
Great SaiyamanThe Great Saiyaman (グレートサイヤマン 'Gurēto Saiyaman') is Gohan's transformation alter ego and an attempt to hide his true identity from his classmates when he attended school in Satan City. The Great Saiyaman was first born when Gohan transformed himself into a Super Saiyan in order to disguise himself as he fought some bank robbers on the morning on his first day to school.
However, his classmates (and in particular, Videl) began to note strange similarities between himself and the mysterious "Gold Fighter" (as they described his Super Saiyan form). Concerned that his identity might be figured out, but wanting to protect the city from random crime, he approached Bulma and asked her if she could invent a device that could instantly change his appearance. With his new costume ready and easily accessible with the press of a button, he could now protect the city without his identity being easily discovered.
Super Great SaiyamanWhen Gohan becomes a Super Saiyan as Great Saiyaman, he is referred to as Super Great Saiyaman which made a appearance in the Dragon Ball Super anime.
Ultimate GohanThanks to Old Kai's Unlock Ability, Gohan is capable of pushing his power past his normal levels via his Potential Unleashed state, becoming Ultimate Gohan. Gohan activates this ability in a similar fashion to the Super Saiyan transformation and subtle differences are present, including more pronounced facial features including narrowed eyes and a serious look, and a large, white aura.
By the time Frieza resurfaced, he had lost the ability to access his full potential from lack of training and had to transform into a Super Saiyan to access a fraction of his true power. Eventually Gohan regained full mastery of this form and grows even stronger than ever through training with Piccolo in anticipation of the Tournament of Power, enough that Goku tests him by fighting as a Super Saiyan 2 and even further as a Super Saiyan Blue but was actually pushed back and only defeated Gohan once he further amplified his power via Kaio-Ken.
Infected TuffleDuring the events of the Baby Saga in Dragon Ball GT, Gohan is possessed by Baby, and then later by a regular Tuffle parasite. While under Baby's control he is named Baby Gohan. In this state he becomes part Tuffle and is much more malicious, especially to Goku for being a Saiyan. While retaining all his original memories and individuality, he sees himself no longer as part human or Saiyan, but rather proudly considers himself a Tuffle. This dark influence also causes his energy blasts to become red.
Infected Super SaiyanWhile possessed by Baby and later by a Tuffle parasite, Baby Gohan is capable of transforming into a Super Saiyan at will during the Baby Saga of Dragon Ball GT.
Infected Super Saiyan 2While possessed by Baby and later by a Tuffle parasite, Baby Gohan is capable of transforming into a Super Saiyan 2 at will during the Baby Saga of Dragon Ball GT.
- Gohan's Sword - A sword that Gohan uses briefly during his training with Piccolo.
- Senzu Bean - Mystical beans with immense rejuvenation properties.
- Flying Nimbus - A magical, yellow cloud that serves as a way of transportation.
- Great Saiyaman Watch - A device used to instantly change into the Great Saiyaman Suit.
- Z Sword - An ancient and extremely heavy sword that was embedded in the Z Sword Plateau at the Sacred World of the Kai.
- Groundbreaking Science - A book written by Gohan in Dragon Ball SF (Originally only in Dragon Ball Online) that gave an understanding of ki usage to the general public, thus opening up a worldwide interest in martial arts and fighting.
|Dragon Ball Extended Universe Sagas|
|Dragon Ball Minus|
|Dragon Ball Minus||Warrior Saga - Kami Saga - Conflict Saga - New Era Saga|
|Dragon Ball SF|
|Dragon Ball SF||Universe 7 Saga - Azure Saga - After Future Saga - 32nd Tenkaichi Budōkai Saga - TBA - TBA