Young (Chibi) Gokuu was the main character
in all of Dragon Ball and has been for the most part the
most important character in Dragon Ball Z. He is found in
all three shows of the Dragon Ball series dead or alive.
Gokuu, one of the last of the Saiya-jin race, was originally
sent to earth in a Saiya-jin spacepod to destroy all life-forms.
Instead Gokuu, who could easily accomplish his task, falls,
hits his head, and forgets his original purpose. He then
becomes a more gentle boy fighting on the side of good.
Gokuu has never been very intelligient but he is very good
at what he does (fighting). Akira Toriyama made him a very
goofy character at times mostly because Akira was at heart
a gag manga artist. Dragon Ball Z was a far more serious
anime then Dragon Ball and Gokuu too took a more serious
role. But before we get to Z lets talk a little about his
Back in Dragon Ball Ox King (Gyuu Mao) told Gokuu that if
he rescued his daughter Chi-Chi and brought Muten Roshi
to his castle he could have his daughters hand in marriage.
He did what he was supposed to but young Gokuu just left
and searched for the Dragon Balls with his friends. Later
on in the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai, Gokuu all grown up (still
a bachelor) gets called by a woman with long black hair
(Gee, I wonder who that is...). He doesn't remember who
she is and displays her temper by stomping off angrily.
Later on they are matched together in a fight where Gokuu
learns that she is strong (still not a match for Gokuu though.
This is when Gokuu remembers who she is (Chi-Chi helps).
She then asks if he wants to get marride and numb Gokuu replies
with, "I don't know what kind of food this is." She gets
mad again but the marriage process is explained to him (that
was not a typo). This time his response was, "Sure, why
Later on they would have their first son Gohan, who had
the potential to be an extremely power fighter (his mother's
keeps his nose in the books instead of the battlefield).
Then several months after Gokuu dies Goten is born... Goten
who resembled his father greatly, met him for the first
time during the Tenkaichi Budoukai. Gokuu was brought back
at the time for a period of one day for the tournament.
Here he doesn't get to fight in it because a Kaioshin arrives
and Babidi's men steal Gohan's energy to resurrect Buu.
That began the Buu saga...
In DBGT he becomes a child because Pilaf accidentally wishes
for him to become one. His intention was to make a wish
to rule the world but while talking to Gokuu he mentions
that he wish that Gokuu were still a very young child that
even he could beat. Then Shen Long hears this and grants
it! In his new body Gokuu is still himself but much smaller
and just as powerful. Well not exactly, Gokuu cannot stay
in SSJ 3 as long as he used to and he can't use his Instantaneous
Movement (teleportation, instant transmission) unless he
goes SSJ 4.
In the end after beating his last enemies
(evil dragons) he goes away with Shen Long taking all the
dragon balls with them. After a couple of decades you see
Pan (Gokuu's grandaughter) as an old lady watching the Tenkaichi
Budokai's final you round. In it were Gokuu Jr. and Vegeta
Jr. both able to go SSJ. Pan also spots Gokuu in his normal
body watching the tournament. But he leaves before she could
talk to him... It is one of the most emotional episodes
in all of Dragon Ball and perhaps TV in general.