Dragonball starts off as Son Goku a boy meets Bulma, Bulma hits Son Goku with her car, surprisingly Son Goku and his fish aren't injured at all. Bulma then explains to Son Goku what dragonballs are, Son Goku tells Bulma he has a dragonball it also has a four star on it. Son Goku refuses to give up the dragonball so he decides to join Bulma for the dragonballs. During there journies Son Goku and Bulma make tons of friends including, Oolong, Yamcha, Kamesama, Chi-Chi and the Ox King. Later in the series Son Goku and co. battle Pilaf during this battle Goku turns Oozaru form destroying Pilaf's castle.
Red Ribbon Series
During this series Son Goku goes under training with Kamesama, later Krillin joins Son Goku in training. Kamesama teaches Son Goku and Krillin the dreaded Kamehameha. Later Son Goku gets trained again by Karin, but this time his training was used to defeat Dr. Gero.
The series starts of as Son Goku enters the Tenkaichi-budokai, during this tourament Son Goku meets Tien and Choazu.The final match is between Son Goku and Tien, Son Goku loses in this battle. After the battle Krillin is murdered, Son Goku starts looking for the killer. Meantime Piccolo-Diamoho is causing terror around the world. In a battle with Piccolo-Diamoho Tien is about to die, when suddenely Son Goku arrives and defeats Piccolo-Diamoho. Before Piccolo-Daimoho dies he dies gives birth. Knowing that Piccolo-Damioho gave birth Kamesama trains Goku. At the next tourament Son Goku battles Piccolo-Damioho and defeats him, sparing his life at the end. At the end of the series Son Goku marries Chi-Chi.
This was the beginning of Dragon Ball Z. We first saw someone leaping from tree to tree in the forest. It was Son Goku, getting wood (actually a whole tree) for his wife, Chi-Chi, to cook. Chi-Chi asked Goku where was Gohan. Goku did not know so he went searching for him.
Meanwhile, a circular spaceship crashed onto Earth. A curious farmer looked for the space pod. As the pod opened up, a large stranger, with an appearance similar to Goku but had more hair and was stronger, emerged. The scared farmer took his gun and shot him, but the alien reflected the bullet back at the farmer, killing him. The alien flew and shouted out, "KAKAROT!!!"
A little child with a strange hat that held the 4-star dragon ball was lost in the forest. Meet Son Gohan, Goku's son. After meeting a tiger/puma, who later began his friend, he finally fell down a river on a log, shouting "DAD." Goku finally heard his screams and saved him.
Goku and Gohan flew to Kame-House to meet Kuririn, Kamesennin, Bulma, and the Turtle. Suddenly, the alien arrived. He told Goku he was his brother and told him his Saiya-jin origin. (Note: A previous head injury caused Goku to lost his Saiya-jin memory.) The alien, Raditz, told him to bring 100 dead bodies by the next day or Gohan would be lost to him. Piccolo arrived suddenly, told him of his encounter with Raditz, and agreed to team up with him. Because Raditz was very strong, they would have to fight together to win.
Goku and Piccolo finally found Raditz, and the battle had begin. During the battle, Piccolo lost a limb, and Goku was seriously injured. An enraged Gohan broke out of Raditz's spacepod, which he was trapped in, and attacked Raditz. During Raditz's weaken state, Goku was able to held him until Piccolo executed his secret attack, "MAKANKOUSAPPO." Both Raditz and Goku was killed by the sudden attack. Before Raditz died, he told Piccolo that two stronger Saiya-jins will arrive in one year. Piccolo took Gohan to train with him because he knew that Gohan had great power.
Goku was now in heaven. He was allowed to travel through Serpent Road to Kaiou's planet to train, but he would go to HELL if he fell off. (Note: It was censored to HFIL, Home For Infinite Losers, in the American version.) After running continuously, he got tired but was able to get a ride from a guy that was cleaning Snake Way. When the driver/cleaner was sleeping, Goku fell from the car to HELL. In order to reenter Snake Way, Goku raced two, cool, dumb ogres. When he successfully left HELL, he had to run through Snake Way all over again but was able to regain his strength with an King Yamma's apple. After escaping from Princess Snake, he finally reached Kaiou's planet.
Piccolo left Gohan in a desert alone for six months for survival training. Piccolo later returned and started training him.
On Kaiou's planet, Goku learned to live under a gravity ten times stronger than Earth's and also learned the Kaioken and Genki-Dama's techniques. (Note: The Genki Dama drew ki energy from everybody on Earth and even the universe. It had been effective many times for Goku during combats.) Kuririn, Tenshinhan, Yamcha, and Chaozu trained with Kami-sama throughout the year.
The Saiyans finally arrived, destroyed a city, and found Gohan and Piccolo. They wanted to kill Raditz's murderers and to get the dragon balls to wish for immortality. Yamchu got killed when one of Nappa's Saiba-men self-destructed. Chaozu and Tien sacrificed their lives to kill Nappa but failed. Piccolo died defending Gohan, a very emotional scene. During the moment, Goku was wished back by the dragon balls and ran rapidly through Snake Way back to Earth.
Luckily, Goku finally arrived to save Gohan and Krillin by using Kaioken. Vegeta became angry of Nappa's attempts to kill Goku and shouted "SHI NE," destroying him. The battle between Goku and Vegeta began. Vegeta gained an advantage by creating an artificial moon and transformed into Oozaru form but lost his ability when Yajirobe cowardly cut off his tail with a sword. (Note: The tail allows a Saiya-jin to transform into a giant monkey called Oozaru when a full moon appears. The transformation will be reversed if either the moon disappears or the tail is cut.) Goku was seriously injured while fighting Vegeta and handed his Genki Dama to Kuririn, who then weakened Vegeta with it. Finally, Gohan turned into Oozaru and started beating up Vegeta. With his last amount of strength, Vegeta escaped back in his spacepod.
Bulma and the others arrived to pick up Goku, Kuririn, Gohan, and the bodies of their dead companions. Because of Piccolo's death, Kami also died unfortunately. Without Kami, the dragon balls was not able to exist. Krillin stated that he heard Vegeta saying that Piccolo came from the planet Namek. By using Kami's spaceship, Bulma, Kuririn, and Gohan traveled to Namek, hoping that there would be more powerful dragon balls to revive their friends.
The battle with Vegeta and Nappa was finally over, but Krillin, Bulma, and Gohan must now go to Planet Namek, Piccolo's and Kami's home planet, to obtain another set of dragon balls to wish their allies back. Goku was injured from the battle and was uncapable to go, but Krillin, Bulma, and Gohan were able to obtain the spaceship Kami used to arrive to Earth.
The journey was two months long and was filled with dangers, including the Space Ark Children, Raachi and Zaakro (with their abilities to create illusions), and finally Freeza! Freeza was the most powerful being in the universe, who had to undergo throught four forms to achieve his real power. After listening to the message from the dying Radditz in the Vegeta Saga, he learned about the dragon balls and decided to pursue them himself to gain immortality.
Aftering being healed by a senzu bean, Goku set off for Namek in a specially designed spaceship, training hard in 100 times gravity. Meanwhile, Piccolo, Yamcha, Tien, and Chaozu served as Kaiou's pupils. Vegeta was also healed and stronger than ever, heading for Namek for the dragon balls and the hatred for Goku in his black heart. Vegeta was able to kill Dodoria, Kiwi, and Zarbon, becoming stronger after every battle.
Freeza killed all the Namekians except Nail, Dende, and Saichoro while Vegeta captured all the seven dragon balls (with six from Freeza and one from Krillin, Gohan, and Bulma). As a desperate measure, Freeza summoned Team Ginew, a team of five strong fighters. Even with their ki increased by Saichoro and with Vegeta assisting them, Krillin and Gohan were losing to the Ginew Team, allowing them to take the dragon balls to Freeza. Freeza was unable to activate the dragon balls and flew to Saichoro to seek out the answer. Luckily, Goku arrived to defeat Recoome, the big blue guy, and Jace, allowing Vegeta to kill them, including Guldo. Vegeta wondered if Goku was the legendary Super Saiyan. Ginew knew he could not surpass Goku's power so he switched bodies with Goku. The battle concluded with Goku returning to his own body and Ginew trapped in a frog's body.
Gohan, Krillin, and Dende were able to obtain the dragon balls from Freeza to revive Piccolo and to bring him to Namek. (Note: Unlike Shen-long, Porunga could grant the user three wishes.) Freeza killed Saichoro and injured Nail, interrupting Porunga from granting the third wish (which was to grant Vegeta immortality). An angered Freeza hurted Kuririn and Gohan, but Dende had the ability to heal them. Freeza tranformed into his second form, but Piccolo merged with Nail and started beating Freeza. Freeza transfomed to his third form while Goku was recovering in Freeza's ship from the battle with Ginew.
After undergoing his transformation to his fourth and final form, Freeza killed Vegeta for stating about the Super Saiya-jin to Goku. (Note: Freeza feared the Super Saiya-jin legend.) Goku executed a Genki Dama desperately at Freeza, but an injured Freeza killed Kuririn out of rage. This triggered the anger Goku to transform to a Super Saiya-jin. An intense battle has developed, risking the destruction of Namek.
Super Saiyan Goku was defeating Freeza, becoming stronger every minute. With his last strength, Freeza triggered the planet to blow up in five minutes and threw Kienzan-like fireballs at him but accidentally got cut in the process. Goku gave Freeza some of his energy to save his live and to fight more but had to kill him rapidly and escape. Goku tried to start Freeza's spaceship but failed as the planet exploded.
Bulma, Piccolo, Gohan, Vegeta, and the Namekians traveled back to earth with the Namek dragon balls. (Note: The Namekians were revived with the Earth dragon balls. Porunga revived Krillin but was unable to revive Goku. It seemed that Goku survived the explosion and was training on another planet, learning the Shunkanidou in the process. Vegeta decided to train in space, and everything was safe on Earth for now.
One year later Freeza is put back together in a robotic form by his father, King Cold. They arrive on Earth with an army, all hope is lost by the Z warriors, even Vegeta thinks so when he was revived by the DragonBalls. Suddenly, a teenager comes out of nowhere, beats the crap out of Freeza. Not only that, he is a Saiyan! Turing Super Saiyan, he kills Freeza and King Cold with his sword easily. All he says is that he is waiting for Son Goku, then Son Goku appears out of nowhere. Son Goku tells of his troubles and also demonstrates his new teleportation technique. The teenager says that his name is Trunks. He is also the son of Bulma and Vegeta! He is from the future and comes back in time to warn the Z warriors of androids that will terrorize the world in three years. Trunks also says that Son Goku will die from a heart disease. Trunks though has brought medicine for him. Trunks says that he will come back in three years to fight the androids. Now the Z warriors must train for the androids arriving in three years.
Three years passed since Trunks' arrival. A lot has changed since then, Trunks from the future is now called Miari Trunks since Chibi Trunks is born, and Vegeta joins the Z warriors, but having the same attitude. Miari Trunks arrives from the future to find that there is another android, Android #16. The androids in Miari Trunks' timeline are #17 and #18. Also the creator, Dr. Gero, turns himself into Android #21. He is easily defeated by Vegeta who learns how to turn Super Saiyan during his training. Right before he dies, he issues the final command for Android #22 (Cell). Cell is made of single cells from the strongest warriors in the univerese. Cell breaks out of his test tube and seeks to absorb #17 and #18. When Cell finally absorbs the androids, he turns into Perfect Cell. No one can offer a challange so he starts thinking of all the fights as games (Thus somes the title, Cell Game). Cell later announces that he will hold a tournament to the warriors that think they can defeat him. Goku begins to fight with cell and soon realizes he cant win, so he hands the battle over to Gohan. Gohan is afraid of releasing his "TRUE POWER" and is easily tossed around like a rag doll. In hopes to kill cell android 16 joins in and initiates his self destuct which is far more than powerful enough to kill cell. There was one problem the Annoying Bulma took out his energy bomb, and so android 16's body was destroyed thanks to bulma. Gohan and Cell continue, and Cell, in hopes to awaken Gohans Power, makes 7 baby cells, to destroy the Z-Fighters, so Gohan will go insane and will fight cell. It doenst work until Android 16's head is thrown to Gohan and he says "let it out." And so Gohan turns SSj2, and kills all 7 Cell's with 1 kick. Gohan's Power is humongous and far stronger than Cell's. Gohan punches Android 18 out of him, and then Stage 2 Cell Destructs him self to kill everyone, since he cannot win. Goku bravely sacrifices himself and teleports him and cell to King Kai's Planet and there, they all die. But it doesnt end! Cell regenerates himself with 1 CELL! He returns to Perfect Cell and kills Trunks with 1 beam. Then Vegeta Attacks, and he is knocked down, and is helpless. Gohan cant let Vegeta die for his fault and Sacrifices 1 arm and 1/2 his power to save him. Gohan and Cell then have a Kame-hamea contest and with the help of Goku's voice Cell is insinegrated.
Trunks is later healed and returns to his own time, and the rest of the Z fighters recover. Gohan's Arm is healed, and Goku and King Kai are still floating in the afterworld and it seems king Kai Will never stop yelling at him for destroying his house.
Seven years pass since the Cell Game. Krillin marries #18 (who was wished to human by the DragonBalls) and has a daughter named Marron. Chi-Chi has a seconded son named Son Goten, Son Goten and Trunks (Chibi) turned SSJ at an early age. Son Gohan has a girl friend named Videl, the daughter of Satan ( Satan takes all the credit for killing Cell, this got him really famous ), Son Gohan is also a superhero named the Great SaiyanMan. During The Tenkaichu-Boudoukai, Son Goku is granted a single day of life to meet with Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Chi-Chi, and all the Z warriors, including Vegeta. Two of Buu's slaves steal Son Gohan's energy, then a man named Kaiosen revives Son Gohan, he than tells of a evil demon named Buu trying to destroy the Earth. If Buu's slaves gather enougth energy, he will be revived. Vegeta learning that he can become stronger by turning into Buu's slave, Vegeta turns evil again, this time he is Majin Vegeta and can turn to SSJ2. This gives Buu enough energy to be revived. Goku then learns to turn to SSJ2 and fights him and convinces him that good always triumphs over evil. Vegeta finally realizes and self-destructs in hope to kill Buu. Son Goku than heads to battle aganist Buu. Son Goku than turns SSJ2,and SSJ3! But he still can't defeat Buu. Later, Son Gohan heads to the Kaiosen's planet for training. Then before Son Goku's time is up on Earth he teaches Son Goten and Trunks the fusion technique, then they get trained by Piccolo so they can be strong enough to beat Buu. Soon after Son Goten and Trunks fuse to become Gotenks, later Gotenks turns SSJ1, and then, SSJ3! But Buu has made a twin of himself, but he is a lot more evil than Buu, he even absorbed Buu and thus turning him into Super Buu. Gotenks is defeating Super Buu, but Gotenks is an inexperienced and careless fighter. Buu absorbs Gotenks and becomes a lot stronger, then absorbs Piccolo. Dia Kaoiusin then sacrifices his life so Son Goku can live. Goku then gets a pair of Potara Earrings for fusion, this way the fused person won't diffuse in 30 min. Son Goku now alive teleports to the battle. Then King Yama grants Vegeta life to fight Buu. When Son Goku arrives to the scene he tells Son Gohan to fuse with him, Son Goku than throws a fusion earing at Son Gohan. Son Gohan drops the earing and Buu absorbs Son Gohan, thus turning himself into Ultimate Buu. Then Vegeta comes to the scene. Vegeta then fuses with Son Goku to become, Vegetto. Vegetto defeats Buu but purposely gets absorbed to rescue their friends. This somehow wears off the permenent fusion. They rescue Son Goten, Son Gohan, Trunks, Piccolo, and Fat Buu through Ultimate Buu's pores. All of the energy that Buu has taken restores him back to his normal form, Majin Buu. Then he destroys the Earth. Kaoiu-sin teleports to help Son Goku teleport Vegeta, Satan, his dog, and Dende to Kaoiu-sin's planet. Vegeta gets angry gecause he rescude them instead of his son and the rest of the Z fighters. Son Goku was speechless. But there wasn't any time for that, Majin Buu also teleports to the planet Goku's on, and start to fight. Then Son Goku starts to get beaten up badly. Vegeta jumps into battle so Son Goku can create a Genki-Dami. The Namek DragonBalls are gathered to wish back the Earth and to wish back everyone killed by Buu. The third wish is stored for later use. Son Goku's Genki-Dami (Energy given by the Nameks, the people in the Heavens, and everyone on Earth) is ready to throw, Son Goku throws it, and Buu pushes it back. Vegeta tells Dende to wish back all of Son Goku's strength back. Now with all his strength restored Son Goku, he throws back the Genki- Dami at Buu. Buu can't counter it any longer, so he is killed. Ten years after the battle aganist Majin Buu, Fat Buu is revived into a evil cleansed form called Uboo. Son Goku decides to train him since he has great potential. Son Gohan and Vidal get married and have a daughter named Pan. This concludes DragonBall Z.
Ten years after the end of DragonBall Z, Son Goku gets turned into a child again by a wish Pilaf made. The only way Son Goku can get back in his normal state is by finding the Black Star DragonBalls scattered across space. Son Goku, Pan , and Trunks go on journeys battling minor villans. At one planet, the DragonBall gang stumbles across Baby. Baby sneaks on board and lands on Earth. Baby takes over bodies in hope of finding a good host. Baby first uses Goten and Gohan as hosts, but he finally finds the most powerful host, it is Vegeta! Vegeta now turns into Bebi-Vegeta. A great battle between Son Goku and Vegeta begins. It turns out Son Goku is no match for Bebi-Vegeta. Then Kaiousin pulls out Son Goku's tail, hoping he can go into Oozaru stage. It works, but Son Goku still cannot defeat Bebi-Vegeta, who now is Super Bebi (Oozaru Bebi-Vegeta). Then something weird happens, Son Goku takes control of his body now and transforms into SSJ4 Son Goku! Son Goku soon defeats Super Bebi. (Note: Bebi-Vegeta can also turn to SSJ4).
Super 17 & Evil Shenlong Eras
In hell, Dr. Gero and Myuu creates Artifical 17. Artifical 17 comes from hell to fuse with Android #17, when they fused, they became Super 17. Son Goku gets tricked into going to hell to fight Cell and Freeza, who was already dead. Without Son Goku, the earth is doomed. Piccolo, (who died in the Baby Saga) and Dende creates a portal so Son Goku can get out of hell. Son Goku later kills Super 17. When the DragonBalls are gathered to wish back the people killed in battle something goes wrong. Shenlong says that with all the negative energy the DragonBalls have restored, seven evil dragons have been formed. Each dragon poccess a DragonBall, so Son Goku and the Z fighters go off to fight the evil dragons. When they come up agains Li, SSJ4 Son Goku fuses with.............SSJ4 Vegeta! Making SSJ4 Gogeta. He beats the crap out of him with ease. But Gogeta's fusion span was shortened because of the 4th stage of Super Saiyan. They can only stay fused for 20 min instead of 30 min. Just when Gogeta was about to finish Li, he diffuses. But the 2 warriors eventually killed the worn out Li. When all seven dragons have been defeated, the real Shenlong appears and grants Son Goku one wish, the wish is that everyone killed in battle agansit the dragons to be brought back to life. Shenlong tells Son Goku to get on his back, then the seven dragonballs are absorbed into Son Goku, and his whole body vanishes, leaving only his clothe on the ground. Seems that Son Goku is the most powerful fighter in the universe to have the DragonBalls absorbed.