There's a new Dragon Ball Z game around the corner, Goku and Vegeta are still fighting for their lives, and Gotenks still isn't doing anything. What is this? 2003?
Nope, we're in 2018, and the Dragon Ball franchise is arguably at its peak. Dragon Ball Super is running strong with no end in sight as the Tournament of Power continues, and the new FighterZ will come out at the end of January. There's even a new movie, supposedly focusing on the Saiyans, that's planned for release later this year!
So, as we gush over a franchise that's made confusing plot choices and often is praised more for the fights themselves than what the fights are about, let's take today to play around with some Dragon Ball battles. You tell us who wins a battle between two characters (one question has multiple, but you'd pick the side) and we'll tell you which Saiyan you actually are.
So that this doesn't get boring, many of these questions are what-if battles, like who would win if Vegeta went Super Saiyan on Namek against Frieza. What fun would there be if you just picked who won between Goku and Nappa when we know who won that fight? Also, not all of these fights include Saiyans, though the majority do.
So power up to the very limit, and let's get to work!
Super Saiyan Vegeta vs. Frieza
The first of our what-ifs! Vegeta spent nearly all of the Namek arc thinking that he was the legendary Super Saiyan, but what if he was the one to accomplish the feat instead of Goku? Would a Super Saiyan Vegeta, one weaker than Goku but still covered in gold, have been enough to beat Frieza then?
Super Saiyan 3 Son Goku vs. Majin Vegeta
A legendary what-if and one of the first real ones among the fandom, what would‘ve happened if Goku had showcased his Super Saiyan 3 form when he took on Majin Vegeta during the Buu arc? Goku instead only went Super Saiyan 2 to appease Vegeta, but what if they had fought at full power?
Gotenks vs. Piccolo
At first glance, you might be thinking the easy answer is Gotenks because of how strong a Super Saiyan through fusion is, but not so fast! If Gotenks were to take on Piccolo as things currently stand in Super with the Namekian having been training, who would come out a winner?
Super Saiyan God Son Goku vs. Super Saiyan 3 Broly
Say what you want about Broly being overrated and boring, but him as a Super Saiyan 3 - a form first introduced in the "Raging Blast" video game series - would be dangerous. Would that insane power be enough to take down Goku if Earth's Greatest Defender was only in his Super Saiyan God form?
Super Vegito vs. Beerus
While Vegito was reintroduced into the fray during the Goku Black arc in Super, does anyone else feel like it was a missed opportunity that we never saw a fused Goku and Vegeta spar with Beerus? If these two were to eventually fight, who do you think would come out on top?
Son Goku vs. Vegeta
The definitive Dragon Ball fight, it almost seems like Dragon Ball Super is setting everything up for one final clash between Son Goku and Vegeta years after they first battled on Earth. If Super were to go that route and end things off with a nice bow, who do you think would win?
Super Saiyan Bardock vs. Frieza
What if Bardock had gone Super Saiyan after the death of his comrades and learned Frieza was going to eradicate the Saiyans? Bardock might not have had a major advantage in power levels, but the fact he was the Legendary Super Saiyan might‘ve helped his case. What do you think?
Super Vegito vs. Super Gogeta
Could a Metamor fusion of Goku and Vegeta (Gogeta) take down one created by the Portara earrings (Vegito)? This argument has been raging on for years in the fandom and probably won't cease, especially with Gogeta yet to appear in Dragon Ball Super - and unlike GT, he may not show up at all. Who do you think would win?
Super Saiyan Blue Son Goku vs. Super Saiyan Blue Broly
If Broly was a canon character, I'd like to think we'd have gotten this showdown already. This is a fight that no one is walking away from, but if you were to pick one winner, who would it be? Could Goku finally eliminate Broly once and for all, saving us from screams of "KAKAROT!"
Beerus vs. Champa
Another fight we're hoping to see before Dragon Ball Super ends - who‘s stronger between Beerus and Champa? The easy answer appears to Beerus, but does Champa have some hidden strength that no one other than he and Vados know about? The guy is a Destroyer, after all, but what do you say?
Trunks vs. Son Goten
Because these two have done virtually nothing in Dragon Ball Super, we're left to wonder which of the two is stronger at this point. Trunks is still training with Vegeta, but Goten now has had Goku to train him. It's a tough call, but who of these disappointments would win?
Majin Buu vs. Janemba
In this corner, the most feared creature in the universe that terrifies even Frieza: Majin Buu! In the other corner, a fat Majin Buu rip-off who can travel through time and space while saying only his name. Which of these two heavyweight (pun completely intended!) warriors do you think would win this bout?
Future Trunks vs. Cabba
Was I the only one who expected to see this in Dragon Ball Super when Trunks was reintroduced? Both are proteges of Vegeta who achieve Super Saiyan and become major characters - ah, you know where I'm going with this, so just answer the question. Who would win in a fight between Future Trunks and Cabba?
Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta vs. Super Saiyan 3 Son Goku
How was "Raging Blast" going to be different from previous DBZ games? Easy: Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta and Broly were introduced, the former of which was long awaited and could give some type of answer to the long-awaited question of how SSJ3 Vegeta would fare against SSJ3 Goku. What do you think would happen?
Super Saiyan Son Goku vs. Second Form Cell
Had Goku fought Semi-Perfect Cell in the Cell Games, it's pretty obvious who would‘ve win. But what if Goku - before mastering the Super Saiyan form - had fought Cell, who had yet to reach his perfect form. Would Goku have still been able to win, or would Cell have found a way to kill Dr. Gero's nemesis?
Frieza vs. Cooler
Let's talk about villains on villains for a bit! Cooler is probably ruled out of any new shows or manga because he's not canon, while Frieza has again risen to become a central character of the series. If these two brothers were to face off, who would come out on top?
Cell vs. Frieza
On one hand, Cell has the techniques of so many elite warriors and Saiyan genetics flowing through him. On the other hand, Frieza is Frieza and now has a Golden form he can use. In the clash of Dragon Ball Z's top villains, who do you think would wind up winning?
Cooler's Armored Squadron vs. the Ginyu Force
It's a showdown of flamboyancy, poses, and bad comedy when these two groups face off. If Frieza and Cooler were to fight one another, it's not unreasonable to see the Ginyu Force take on Cooler's Armored Squadron. If it was Dore, Neiz, and Salza on Cooler's side against Jeice, Burter, and Recoome from the Ginyus, who would win?
Ultimate Son Gohan vs. Super Saiyan 3 Son Goku
The fight we never got to see at the end of Z nor in Dragon Ball Super - could Gohan, after having his potential unlocked by Old Kai and before he stopped training, take down Super Saiyan 3 Goku in a fight? We have an idea of who would win, but what do you say?
Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta vs. Super Saiyan Rose Goku Black
Personally speaking, I expected this fight to happen at first before realizing Vegito made more sense, but I digress. Let's say Goku and Vegeta opted to fuse using the traditional technique against Goku Black rather than by using the Potara earrings. Who do you think would come out alive - we mean, on top?
Son Goku vs. Android 17
Though these two obviously have interacted in Super, let's play what-if for a second and imagine Goku never got sick against Androids 19 and 20. If Goku were to face off against Android 17 shortly after when he and 18 were activated by Gero, would the Earth-raised Saiyan win the fight?
Super Gogeta vs. Super Saiyan 3Gotenks
It's time for fusion, starring a badass fusion character who actually does something against Gotenks. Is anyone else surprised by how far we are into Super without Gotenks showing up for any of the original content? Well, there's always the upcoming movie in 2018. Who do you see winning this fight?
Son Goku vs. Bojack
As we know in Bojack Unbound, Goku comes to Earth in the midst of Gohan battling the space pirate (not related to a certain horse) when he's not supposed to. If Goku stayed and powered up to his base Super Saiyan form, would he be able to take down Bojack? (Back in the ‘90s, I was in a very famous crazy fight...)
Son Goku vs. Zeno
Zeno, Zen-Oh, Omni King - call him what you want. At this point, Goku not fighting Zeno would be a major disappointment, meaning it's bound to happen and be over within seconds. But when these two do eventually fight - because it‘s a when, not an if - who do you think will win?
Son Goku vs. Uub
We're not sure yet how Dragon Ball Super will eventually handle its ending and how that ties to the original end of Dragon Ball Z, but a new ending could potentially mean an actual fight between Goku and Uub. If these two comes to blows, who do you think would win?