The Weekly ☆ Character Showcase is an article series where we introduce one character from the Dragon Ball universe each week. This week we're taking a look at Goku's adoptive parent, top-class martial artist, and stunningly kind-hearted old man Grandpa Gohan!
Grandpa Gohan was once the top student of Kamesennin's Kame school of martial arts.
His deep kindness was exemplified when he decided to adopt and raise Goku when he stumbled upon him as a baby.
Grandpa Gohan has been a resident of the Another World since tragically losing his life to a rampaging Goku in his Great Ape form.
However, upon Goku's visit to Uranai Baba's Palace, Grandpa Gohan was granted passage back to the world of the living for 1 day only to fight for Uranai Baba. With his identity concealed, he clashed with his beloved adoptive son as the 5th and final warrior in the fortune teller's challenge.
Impressed by how much Goku had grown and how strong he had become, Grandpa Gohan revealed his identity, leading to an emotional, joy-filled reunion.
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This legendary technique of the Kame School sees the user gather all of the latent energy within themself and launching it from their bare palms in a single destructive blast!
Being a disciple of the Kame School, it comes as no surprise that Grandpa Gohan is one of the few to have mastered it.
Grandpa Gohan is content watching over Goku from the Another World!
It seems that Grandpa Gohan has taken a liking to the lifestyle offered up by the Another World and has no intentions of being resurrected by the Dragon Balls or any other means!
→Preview: Next week's character is an acquaintance of Grandpa Gohan's from the Another World!
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