Dragon Ball Encyclopedia:Did you know archives
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The following is part of the Did you know archives.
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- 1 2009
- 2 2010
May 4 - June 4
- that... Piccolo is actually only four years older than Gohan. Namekians grow and age much faster than Humans or Saiyans, seeing as how Piccolo was already nearly full-grown by the age of 3.
- that... The Saiyans and the Tuffles waged a 10 year war for Planet Plant known as the Saiyan-Tuffle war.
- that... Vegeta would technically be the "King" of all Saiyans instead of the "Prince" because his father was killed by Frieza, thus making him the rightful heir to the throne. However, he most likely does not call himself King out of respect for his fallen father.
- that... Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan was born with a power level of 10,000. This is comparable to most Saiyan elite warriors!
- that... Goku is terribly afraid of needles.
June 4 - July 4
- that... In Dragon Ball Z, not counting movies or specials, Goku only killed two villains, Yakon and Kid Buu.
- that... Cooler, the main villain from movies five and six owns roughly 256 planets. His younger brother Frieza owns up to 79, if not more.
- that... The popular internet meme "It's Over 9000!" was actually a dubbing mistake. It was originally over 8,000 but in the Ocean Dub, they accidentally say 9000. Even now the Funimation dubs use 9000 as reference to the popular meme.
- that... After he fuses with Kami, Piccolo temporarily becomes the most powerful Z Fighter in the series. He surpasses the Super Saiyan powers of Goku, Vegeta, and Future Trunks.
- that... Bulma goes through 17 hair style changes through out the Dragon Ball series.
July 4 - August 4
- that... There are over twenty five variants of the Kamehameha.
- that... Majin Buu is over 5 million years old.
- that... Goku never actually came face to face with Dr. Gero in Dragon Ball. In fact, he was never mentioned until in Dragon Ball Z.
- that... Future Gohan, the alternate timeline version of Gohan, was the only Saiyan character to ever battle with one arm. The Namekians Piccolo and Nail and the Earthling Tien managed to battle with one arm as well.
August 4 - September 4
- that... King Kai's pet monkey, Bubbles, is a reference to Michael Jackson's pet monkey, who is also named Bubbles.
- that... In the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball, Tambourine, a spawned warrior of King Piccolo sounds almost exactly like the Dragon Ball Z super villain Cell in his "Imperfect" form as they both have the same voice actor, Dameon Clarke.
- that... Counting movie specials and Dragon Ball GT, the Spirit Bomb has been used exactly eight times in all of the Dragon Ball series.
- that... Goku's home address is actually given, it is 439 East District.
- that... Kid Buu would technically have the highest body count in the entire Dragon Ball series, as he killed millions if not billions of beings before his introduction in the latter half of Dragon Ball Z.
September 4 - October 4
- that... Broly is getting an exclusive Super Saiyan 3 form in the upcoming video game, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast.
- that... Vegeta almost always addresses Goku by his Saiyan birth name, "Kakarot", but has on rare occasions addressed him as "Goku". Vegeta says the name "Goku" only eight times.
- that... Bulma's last name is "Brief".
- that... Nappa originally did have hair, as seen in the special, Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku.
- that... Future Trunks is one of the few primary Z Fighters to have never used the Kamehameha wave, a trait he shares with his father.
October 4 - December 4
- that... Technically, Gohan defeated Vegeta, not Goku. Gohan falls onto Vegeta while reverting from his Great Ape form, nearly killing the Saiyan Prince.
- that... There are three types of Android. They are: Cyborg, Total artificial construct types, and Bio-mechanical.
- that... Pui Pui is named Pocus in the manga, another reference to "Cinderella".
- that... Piccolo is one of the only two characters in the Dragon Ball universe to have killed the main character Goku (the other being Cell). Although in both cases, Goku sacrificed himself to save the world.
December 4 - January 24, 2010
- that... Dragon Ball turned 25 years old on December 3, 2009. It was first released in Japan on that date back in 1984.
- that... Zarbon was responsible for advising Freeza to eradicate the Saiyan race, thus causing the ensuing genocide and setting the plot in motion for future conflicts.
- that... Dabura's ultimate fate differed between the manga and the anime. In the manga, Dabura was sent to Heaven as he would have enjoyed Hell too much. However, in the anime, he was additionally altered to the extent of becoming very flamboyant in Heaven.
- that... Dragon Ball Z and One Piece had a crossover known as Cross Epoch, which was created by both Akira Toriyama and Eiichiro Oda. This special manga appeared in Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump on December 25th, 2006.
- that... Son Goku and company appeared in a TV Special known as Goku's Fire Fighting Regiment, which taught fire safety to kids in Japan.
January 24 - March 7
- that... Baby is the only main villain whom Goku has defeated as a Super Saiyan 4. The rest of the main villains, Super 17 and Omega Shenron, Goku defeated in his child form. Goku did defeat Eis Shenron as a Super Saiyan 4, although Eis was a supporting villain.
- that... Frieza originally kills the Namekian boy Cargo in the original manga, but his murderer was changed to Dodoria in the anime.
- that... Tien Shinhan has fought every major Dragon Ball Z villain except Frieza for the obvious reason that he was dead at the time.
March 7 - June 2 (extension)
- that... Piccolo was the strongest "good" character in the series on one occasion. This would occur after he fuses with Kami during the Androids Saga, evidently making him more powerful than all of the Super Saiyan characters.
- that... Future Gohan is killed instantly in the manga, while in the anime his fight and death is shown in great detail.
- that... Akira Toriyama created the concept art for the Super Saiyan 4 transformation seen in Dragon Ball GT.
- that... Monica Rial will be replacing Tiffany Vollmer as the voice of Bulma in Funimation's dub of Dragon Ball Kai.
June 2 - July 22
- that... Saiyan's hair styles never change from the day they are born.
- that... Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit was the first video game released for the high definition consoles.
- that... Colleen Clinkenbeard replaced Stephanie Nadolny as the voice of young Gohan in Funimation's dub of Dragon Ball Kai.
July 22 - August 5
- that...Goku has achieved every level of Super Saiyan (canon or not) with the exception of the Legendary Super Saiyan form?
- that...Krillin has six incense burns on his forehead from his time training to be a monk at Orin Temple?
August 5 - August 20
- that...the space inside the Hyperbolic Time Chamber is part of a completely different dimension?
- that...Goku, Bulma, Oolong, and Yamcha are loosely based on the main characters from the Chinese epic, Journey to the West?
August 20 - September 7
- that... Karin Tower is said to be higher than any airplane can reach?
- that... Son Goku has only won one Tenkaichi Tournament despite participating in six of them?
- that... Oolong never finished his studies at the Southern Transformation School, and therefore can only use the Transformation technique for five minutes at a time?
- that... Yamucha is a professional baseball player for the Taitans team?
- that... Son Goku's death during the Cell Games Saga was an attempt to shift the focus of the Dragon Ball series onto Son Gohan?
September 7 - September 21
- that... Goku is completely pure of heart, preventing him from being harmed by the Devilmite Beam, and allowing him to control the Spirit Bomb?
- that... Grandpa Gohan was killed by his adoptive Grandson after the young Saiyan had transformed under the light of the Moon?
- that... Akira Toriyama has stated that Launch did not appear in the manga after the Piccolo Jr. Saga because he forgot she existed?
September 21 - October 18
- that... Piccolo was only three years old when he fought Goku in the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament?
- that... King Piccolo, after he was given his youth back, destroyed Shenron as a display of his power?
- that... the lower members of Cooler's Armored Squadron, Doore and Neiz, are set to appear in the upcoming video game, Raging Blast 2?
- that... the Sacred Water atop Korin Tower is just normal water, as the true benefits come from capturing it from Korin?
October 18 - November 15
- that... the anime known as Dragon Ball consists of the first 16 volumes of the Dragon Ball manga, while Dragon Ball Z consists of the latter 26 volumes?
- that... Daikaioh, in his position as Grand Supreme Kai, ruled over the entire universe and all other Kai and Supreme Kai?
- that... Emperor Pilaf successfully invented a Dragon Radar Proof Box to prevent the Dragon Ball Gang from finding the Dragon Ball he had collected?
November 15 - ??
- that... Karin was named "Whiskers the Wonder Cat" in the Harmony Gold dub?
- that... Vegetto's name comes from the word Vegeta combined with the word Kakarotto, the Japanese form of Son Goku's Saiyan name?
- that... Namekians reproduce asexually by extracting eggs from their throats?
- that... Son Goku and Piccolo were forced to take driving lessons in the episode "Goku's Ordeal"?
- that... the youngest Saiyan to turn into a Super Saiyan in the Dragon Ball series was Son Goten at age 7?