6.- Biografías


  • Piccolo

Piccolo (ピッコロ, Pikkoro?), whose full name is Piccolo Jr. (ピッコロ・ジュニア, Pikkoro Jyunia.?), is a fictional character from the Dragon Ball manga, authored by Akira Toriyama. Piccolo was first introduced as the reincarnation of the evil Piccolo Daimao in chapter #167 The Tenka’ichi Budokai Disturbance (波乱の天下一武道会, Haran no Tenkaichi Budōkai?) first published in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on April 4, 1988,[1] making him a demon and archrival of the primary protagonist, Son Goku. However, it is later revealed that he is from the race of alien beings called Namekians. Piccolo is usually referred to as male, but as he is Namekian he is technically genderless. After Goku defeats Piccolo, Piccolo decides to team up with Goku and his friends in order to beat newer, more dangerous threats. He also trains Goku’s first child Son Gohan, and they form a strong bond.

Introduced as the son and reincarnation from the demon Piccolo Daimaoh, Piccolo Jr. plans to continue his father’s mission of world domination, and avenge his death at the hands of Goku. Jr. enters the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament under the alias “Ma Junior” (魔Jr.(マ ジュニア), Demon Jr?). Piccolo fights Goku, but is defeated in the final round. Five years later, Piccolo is confronted by an alien named Raditz.[6] Realizing the Saiyan would thwart his plans for world domination, Piccolo teams up with Goku in an attempt to stop Raditz from destroying the Earth.[7] When the two arch rivals team up, Piccolo is able to defeat Raditz, but at the cost of Goku’s life. Piccolo remains amazed with the powers from Goku’s son, Son Gohan, and trains him to fight against the two Saiyan who will invade Earth.[8][9]

When the Saiyan arrive a year later, Piccolo’s fondness toward Gohan results in him receiving of one of Nappa’s attacks aimed to Gohan, which results in the death of Kami and the Dragon Balls. After the Saiyans are defeated, Gohan and others travel to Piccolo’s homeworld Namek to revive those who died against the Saiyans with the Namekian Dragon Balls. Piccolo is resurrected on Planet Namek to help Goku and others defeat the evil Frieza. Despite his massive power increase and going head to head with Frieza’s second tranformation, Frieza tranforms and Piccolo is defeated and severely injured by Frieza, leaving Goku to defeat him alone. Piccolo is restored to health, and waits a year until Goku arrives back on Earth. He then trains with Goku and Gohan for three years to prepare for a battle against two powerful androids created by the Red Ribbon to kill Goku.

After being defeated by Android #17 and Android #18, Piccolo seeks to unite with Kami, and gain another massive increase in power. After uniting with Kami, Piccolo becomes aware of a more dangerous threat named Cell. Before his second encounter with Cell, Piccolo once again battles the androids, except this time he battles #17 one on one. After a somewhat even match, Cell arrives on the battle scene and needing to absorb the androids to complete his power, Piccolo is nearly killed by Cell, and he is forced to participate in a Martial Arts Tournament created by Cell called the Cell Games where he fights one of the seven Cell Juniors that are created by Cell, who are later destroyed by Gohan.

Seven years later, Piccolo acts as a trainer to Son Goten, Goku’s second son, and Trunks, Vegeta‘s son, and their fused form Gotenks. Piccolo trains the boys in fighting the evil creature Majin Buu, but is later absorbed by Buu along with Gotenks and Gohan and incorporated into his being. He is later freed by Goku and Vegeta, and he later gives his energy to Goku’s Super Spirit Bomb, which Goku uses to defeat Buu once and for all.

In Dragon Ball GT he is severely injured by Gohan while he was possessed by Baby and later dies with Earth in order to destroy the Black Star Dragon Balls. He goes to Heaven but then requests he is sent to Hell in order to free Goku when he is imprisoned there. He can be seen putting Hell in order and protecting the rulers there. In the final episode, Goku stops in Hell to see Piccolo. He tells Piccolo that he will be leaving and that they are glad they met and teamed up. He also says that he has become a good friend and he will get out of Hell someday. They shake hands and Goku leaves while Piccolo stays behind.

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vegeta

Following a common name trend that Toriyama developed in Dragon Ball, Vegeta’s name is derived from the word for vegetable, being that he is the prince of the Saiyans.[citation needed]. In the special Yo! Son Goku and his Friends Return!!, Vegeta’s younger brother named Tarble is introduced. When the two names are combined, they create what would roughly be “vegetable” in English, being that vegetables are the naming theme for all pure Saiyans in the series.

Vegeta’s initial appearance in the manga is as a short and slightly stocky character, with upright standing hair and a defined widow’s peak. When compared to the main character Son Goku, Vegeta is noticeably shorter than him. As the series continued, Toriyama’s artwork evolved and as a result, Vegeta became more lean and average looking. In the anime adaptation’s spin off called Dragon Ball GT, Vegeta’s appearance goes through a drastic change, more so than any other previous time. Vegeta is seen to completely abandon his Saiyan style attire, and dress in an Earth dress reminiscent of real life Western cultures. When he’s first introduced in the series, Vegeta has a tail, which he loses in his initial battle on Earth with Goku and his allies. Over the course of the series, he has worn several variations of the Saiyan suit, but began abandoning the armor after the fight against Cell, even though his gloves and boots still reflect his Saiyan roots throughout the end of the written series. However, beginning in the Dragon Ball GT series, he abandons any indication of Saiyan style clothing for a more Earth based appearance.

When Vegeta is introduced in the series, he is seen to be sadistic, even destroying his long time comrade named Nappa, seeing Nappa’s inability to defeat Goku as an unforgivable weakness. During this time, Vegeta is seen to have a fierce desire for immortality and galactic rule, only later to be revealed as a rebellious competition for his long time employer named Frieza. Vegeta’s personality changes from a sadistic killer to a vengeful anti-hero, obsessed with becoming stronger than Goku. After a short time, Vegeta falls in love with one of Goku’s close friends named Bulma, in which she bears him a son named Trunks. As a result of his love for Bulma and the birth of his son, Vegeta soon simply becomes a bitter rival of Goku’s, and thinks of Earth as a good place to settle down and live. As a result of this change he sees within himself, Vegeta attempts to return to his old sadistic self in order to defeat Goku, but the devotion that he feels towards his family soon overcomes the evil within him, and he becomes Goku’s closest ally, and even a good friend.

Vegeta’s personality is primarily based on his rivalry with Goku, and how Goku was able to change him over the course of time despite his obsession with surpassing Goku in power. Vegeta later realizes that he is unable to surpass Goku, and accepts that Goku is the better of both of them.

Vegeta’s Garlic Gun technique, which allows Vegeta to fire a purple energy blast from his hands.

Vegeta has the ability to create and enhance attacks with the use of chi. Vegeta has the ability to use buku-jutsu (舞空術, lighter than air?) which enables him to fly.[3] Constant training and his Saiyan heritage have given him superhuman strength, speed and reflexes.[3]

Vegeta is known to give names for his various energy attacks. In his early appearance, Vegeta is seen to use attacks similar to several of the protagonists of the series, such as a ki disk (気円斬, kien ki?), a two fingered laser-like blast, and a chi wave similar to Goku’s Kamehameha blast. This beam known as the Garlic Gun (ギャリック砲, Gyarikku Hō?, renamed Galick Gun in the English dub) is used by Vegeta during his battle against Goku in an attempt to destroy the Earth.[3] The Garlic Gun is the main attack used by Vegeta in most Dragon Ball Z video games although he uses it only once in the manga. Vegeta later develops the Big Bang Attack (ビッグ・バン・アタック, Biggu Ban Atakku?) and the Final Flash (ファイナルフラッシュ, Fainaru Furasshu?) attacks, which are much more powerful than his older energy attacks.[4][5] Vegeta’s most commonly used attack in the series is when he bombards an opponent with an array of small chi blasts. Vegeta is not known to have a name for this attack, but it is officially called Renzoku Energy Dan (連続エネルギー弾?). Also in Dragon Ball GT he displays a powerful new attack entitling it the Final Shine Attack (ファイナルシャインアタック, Fainaru Shain Atakku?), where Vegeta uses his right hand to fire off a massive beam of green chi that widens with distance.

Vegeta also possesses several transformations that greatly enhance his abilities to varying degrees. Early in the series, he has the ability to become an Oozaru, which increases his power tenfold, so long as he still has his tail. He gains the ability to transform into a Super Saiyan and, through training, can further transform into advanced states of Super Saiyan as the series continues, including Super Saiyan 2nd Grade and Super Saiyan 2.[4][5][6] While he was not able to achieve Super Saiyan 3, in Dragon Ball GT, he reaches Super Saiyan 4.

Vegeta can also fuse with Goku and create a warrior who has the combined power and skills of both. One method is by using the Potara Earrings presented to Goku by the Elder Kai. This results in a ‘perfect fusion’ creating Vegetto (Vegeta/Kakarotto). The other method is by performing the Metamorese Fusion Dance, which creates Gogeta

Eadweard J. Muybridge (pronounced /ˌɛdwərd ˈmaɪbrɪdʒ/) (April 9, 1830 – May 8, 1904) was an English photographer, known primarily for his important pioneering work, with use of multiple cameras to capture motion, and his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the celluloid film strip that is still used today.

Muybridge began to build his reputation in 1867 with photos of Yosemite and San Francisco (many of the Yosemite photographs reproduced the same scenes taken by Carleton Watkins). Muybridge quickly became famous for his landscape photographs, which showed the grandeur and expansiveness of the West. The images were published under the pseudonym “Helios.” In the summer of 1868 Muybridge was commissioned to photograph one of the U.S. Army’s expeditions.

In 1872, former Governor of California Leland Stanford, a businessman and race-horse owner, had taken a position on a popularly-debated question of the day: whether all four of a horse’s hooves left the ground at the same time during a gallop. Stanford sided with this assertion, called “unsupported transit”, and took it upon himself to prove it scientifically. (Though legend also includes a wager of up to $25,000, there is no evidence of this.) Stanford sought out Muybridge and hired him to settle the question.[2] Muybridge’s relationship with Stanford was long and fraught, heralding both his entrance and exit from the history books.

To prove Stanford’s claim, Muybridge developed a scheme for instantaneous motion picture capture. Muybridge’s technology involved chemical formulas for photographic processing and an electrical trigger created by the chief engineer for the Southern Pacific Railroad, John D. Isaacs.

Muybridge sequence of a horse jumping.

In 1877, Muybridge settled Stanford’s question with a single photographic negative showing Stanford’s racehorse Occident airborne in the midst of a gallop. This negative was lost, but it survives through woodcuts made at the time.

By 1878, spurred on by Stanford to expand the experiment, Muybridge had successfully photographed a horse in fast motion using a series of twenty-four cameras. The first experience successfully took place on June 11 with the press present. Muybridge used a series of 12 stereoscopic cameras, 21 inches apart to cover the 20 feet taken by one horse stride, taking pictures at one thousandth of a second. The cameras were arranged parallel to the track, with trip-wires attached to each camera shutter triggered by the horse’s hooves.

This series of photos, taken at what is now Stanford University or in Sacramento, California (there is some dispute as to the actual location), is called The Horse in Motion, and shows that the hooves do all leave the ground — although not with the legs fully extended forward and back, as contemporary illustrators tended to imagine, but rather at the moment when all the hooves are tucked under the horse as it switches from “pulling” from the front legs to “pushing” from the back legs.

The relationship between the mercurial Muybridge and his patron broke down in 1882 when Stanford commissioned a book called The Horse in Motion as Shown by Instantaneous Photography which omitted actual photographs by Muybridge, relying instead on drawings and engravings based on the photographs and gave Muybridge scant credit for his work.

The lack of photographs was likely simply due to the printing constraints of the time but Muybridge took it as a slap in the face and filed an unsuccessful lawsuit against Stanford.[2]

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James L. Brooks
A video camera is being pointed at a bearded man who is wearing glasses. Some other people stand in the background.
James L. Brooks in July 2007 at the Springfield, Vermont premiere of The Simpsons Movie

 

James Lawrence Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is an American director, producer and screenwriter. Growing up in North Bergen, New Jersey, Brooks endured a fractured family life and passed the time by reading and writing. After dropping out of New York University he got a job as an usher at CBS, going on to write for the CBS News broadcasts. He moved to Los Angeles in 1965 to work on David L. Wolper‘s documentaries. After being laid off he met producer Allan Burns who secured him a job as a writer on the series My Mother the Car.

Brooks wrote for several shows before being hired as a story editor on My Friend Tony and later creating the series Room 222. Grant Tinker hired Brooks and Burns at MTM Productions to create The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970. The show, one of the first to feature an independent working woman as its lead character, was critically acclaimed and won Brooks several Primetime Emmy Awards. Brooks and Burns then created two successful spin-offs from Mary Tyler Moore in the shape of Rhoda (a comedy) and Lou Grant (a drama). Brooks left MTM Productions in 1978 to co-create the sitcom Taxi which, despite winning multiple Emmys, suffered from low ratings and was canceled twice.

He moved into feature film work when he wrote and co-produced the 1979 film Starting Over. His next project was the critically acclaimed film Terms of Endearment, which he produced, directed and wrote, winning an Academy Award for all three positions. Basing his next film, Broadcast News, on his journalistic experiences the film earned him a further two Academy Award nominations. Although his 1994 work I’ll Do Anything was hampered by negative press attention due to the cutting of all of its recorded musical numbers, As Good as It Gets (co-written with Mark Andrus) earned further praise. It was seven years until his next film, which came in the shape of 2004’s Spanglish. Brooks also produced and mentored Cameron Crowe on Say Anything… (1989) and Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson on Bottle Rocket (1996).

Although he did not intend to do so, Brooks returned to television in 1987 as the producer of The Tracey Ullman Show. He hired cartoonist Matt Groening to create a series of shorts for the show, which eventually led to The Simpsons in 1989. The Simpsons won numerous awards and is still running after 20 years. Brooks also co-produced and co-wrote the 2007 film adaptation of the show, The Simpsons Movie. In total, Brooks has received 47 Emmy nominations, winning 20 of them.[1] 

krilin

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Krillin’s appearance stays relatively the same for the majority of the series. He is first introduced at the age of thirteen, with a shaved head and still dressed in the clothing worn at the monastery he had been training at. He does not possess a nose, and has six spots of incense burns on his forehead, a reference to the practice of Shaolin monks. After the end of the Cell Games Saga Krillin stops shaving his head, and grows his hair out.[6] His outfit also changes as the series progress. When he first appears in Dragon Ball, he wears the yellow-and-orange garb of a monk. Later, he wears the orange gi uniform that is presented to both himself and Goku by Master Roshi in honor of their first martial arts competition.[7] Occasionally he is seen in casual clothes, but for the most part continues to dress for training or fighting at all times.[8] During the Frieza Saga, he wears Saiyan armor provided by Vegeta,[9] but during the Cell Saga he returns to wearing the orange gi, accompanied by a blue short-sleeved undershirt and boots.[10] Prior to the Great Saiyaman Saga, Krillin opted to settle down with his new family, and allows his black hair to finally grow out. From this point on he is shown wearing a workout outfit consisting of a red short-sleeved shirt and brown drawstring pants.[11] Finally, he is shown in DBGT sporting a moustache, wearing grey pants, shirt and tie with a cardigan in his few appearances.

Krillin makes his very first appearance in chapter #25 Rival? Participating!! (ライバル?参上!!, Raibaru? Sanjō!!?) first published in Weekly Shonen Jump on June 3, 1985.[12] Here, he arrives at Master Roshi’s island to become his apprentice.[13] After finishing their training, Roshi has Krillin and his other student Goku compete in the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament.[7] Krillin makes it to the semi-finals, but is defeated by Jackie Chun, who is really Roshi in disguise, preventing his students from becoming arrogant with too many victories. Krillin continues to train with Roshi and helps Goku to collect the Dragon Balls by fighting against General Blue participating in Baba‘s tournament. Three years later, Krillin enters the 22nd World Tournament.[14] Again, he makes it to the semi-finals by defeating Chiaotzu, but loses to Goku. Soon after, Krillin is killed by a henchman of Piccolo Daimao, who wanted to steal Goku’s Dragon Ball.[15] After Goku defeats Piccolo, Krillin is revived by the Dragon Balls. Another 3 years later, Krillin enters the 23rd World Tournament.[16] This time however, he only makes it to the quarter-finals, losing to Piccolo Junior.

Several years later, Krillin confronts the Saiyan invaders Vegeta and Nappa along with his friends and is one of the few survivors from the fight. He then travels with Gohan and Bulma to Planet Namek to use the Namekian Dragon Balls to revive their dead friends, since the Earth’s Dragon Balls vanished due to Piccolo’s death.[17] Once there, they save a young Namekian called Dende from death at the hands of Frieza’s henchmen. After a few close encounters with Vegeta, Krillin and Gohan are forced to team up with him in order to fight Frieza’s strongest warriors, the Ginyu Force. They are overpowered by them until Goku arrives and defeats the Force.[18] After Krillin and Gohan collect the seven Dragon Balls, Frieza battles them until Goku appears. After a long fight between Goku and Frieza, the latter detonates Krillin from the inside, killing him instantly. After Frieza’s defeat Krillin is revived by the Namekian Dragon Balls.

Krillin trains for the three years to confront Dr. Gero who wanted to use his androids to kill Goku. When the Androids, #16, #17 and #18 are released, he becomes infatuated with the female #18 which causes him to resist deactivating her with a controller Bulma created. Because of this, regardless of his efforts, the android Cell absorbs her and achieves his perfect form.[19] He later participates in the Cell Games, a martial arts tournament created by Cell for entertainment, and fights one of the Cell Juniors who attack him and his friends, but is saved by Gohan.[20] After Cell’s death, Krillin uses the second wish from the Dragon Balls to remove the bomb from #17 and #18.

Various years later, Krillin has quit fighting, married #18, and has a daughter named Marron.[11] However, after learning of Goku’s return from the Afterlife to compete in the 25th World Tournament, he decides to also participate. After the Supreme Kai enlists them to help him defeat the wizard Babidi, Krillin joins them, but he later evacuates Earth after the demon Majin Buu’s awakening. When Buu has transformed, he finds Krillin’s groups and kills them. During Goku and Vegeta’s fight against Buu, Krillin is brought back to life by the Namekian Dragon Balls and gives his energy to Goku’s Super Spirit Bomb, which is used to destroy Buu.[21] In Dragon Ball GT , he is killed by Android #17. He is revived by Shenron after the defeat of Omega Shenron and has a match with Goku, who decided to leave Earth.

 

Giambattista della Porta (1535?[2] – 4 February 1615), also known as Giovanni Battista Della Porta, and John Baptist Porta [3] was an Italian scholar, polymath and playwright who lived in Naples at the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation.

Giambattista della Porta spent the majority of his life on scientific endeavors. He benefited from an informal education of tutors and visits from renowned scholars. His most famous work, first published in 1558, was entitled Magiae Naturalis (Natural Magic). In this book he covered a variety of the subjects he had investigated, including the study of: occult philosophy, astrology, alchemy, mathematics, meteorology, and natural philosophy.

His interest in a variety of disciplines resulted in the technological advances of the following: Agriculture, Hydraulics, Military Engineering, Instruments, Pharmacology. He published a book in 1606 on raising water by the force of the air. In 1608 he published a book on military engineering.

Additionally, della Porta perfected the camera obscura. In a later edition of his Natural Magic, della Porta described this device as having a convex lens. Though he was not the inventor, the popularity of this work helped spread knowledge of it. He compared the shape of the human eye to the lens in his camera obscura, and provided an easily understandable example of how light could bring images into the eye.

Della Porta also claimed to have invented the first telescope, but died while preparing the treatise (De telescopiis) in support of his claim. His efforts were also overshadowed by Galileo Galilei‘s improvement of the telescope in 1609, following its introduction in the Netherlands in 1608.

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Goku was based on one of Toriyama’s earlier characters named Tanton, a fictional protagonist who appears in a one-shot series called Dragon Boy.[4] In this story, Tanton’s odd physical characteristic was a pair of wings. When Toriyama decided to create Dragon Ball, he used Chinese author Wu Cheng’en‘s 16th century classic novel Journey to the West as inspiration for his own series. The name Toriyama adopted for the character is the Japanese romanization of 孫悟空 (Sun Wukong), who is the central character of the novel. To be creative with the character, Toriyama stated that he designed Goku to be a human boy with a monkey tail, instead of being a complete simian like Sun Wukong. He decided to do this because the tail would be visible even when Goku was trying to hide.[4] Though Goku is treated as a person from another planet, Toriyama initially had the idea to make him an earthling, but, with the introduction of new fighters from other planets, it was later established that Goku is a Saiyan. In order to advance the story faster, Toriyama gave Goku the ability to teleport to any planet in just a few seconds.[5]

Toriyama explained that Goku’s gi uniform is modeled after the robes worn by the Shaolin monks of China, being that he wanted Dragon Ball to take on a Chinese feel.[6] During early developments of the manga, various readers commented that Goku was rather plain, so the author changed his appearance and added several characters like Master Roshi and Krillin, then created martial arts tournaments to make the manga more fighting based. Since it was commented that Goku would surely win the tournaments, Toriyama made him lose in the first two tournaments that Goku participated in, however made him the victor in the third. With the ending of the Cell arc in manga volume 35, Son Gohan was meant to replace his father as the main protagonist; Toriyama thought that Gohan was unsuitable for that part so he avoided doing that.[4]

Goku is usually recognized by his uniquely styled hair, which never changes its length throughout the series except when in his Super Saiyan forms, in which his hair changes color and length based on the level he ascends to. This is explained by Vegeta to be a common characteristic of full-blooded Saiyans.[7] Due to his devotion to Earth, Goku prefers dressing in a gi uniform, and has refused offers to adorn the Saiyan battle fatigues, being that he considers himself an Earthling.[8] However, he is seen donning a Saiyan battle fatigues designed by Bulma, during the time he trains with Gohan in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber at Kami‘s Palace, prior to the Cell Games.[9] In his early childhood, Goku was first introduced in a blue outfit with red wristbands and a white belt he kept tied in a bow.[1] After his training with Roshi, Goku would receive his trademark orange outfit, blue wristbands, and a belt. During his training with Kami he would receive one similar to his trademark outfit; striped boots and black shirt which he would wear under his orange top. He is often seen to wear the in circled kanji of his training masters on the front and back his uniform; the first kanji being Master Roshi’s, “kame” (?, meaning “turtle”),[10] the second kanji being King Kai‘s, “kaio” (?, meaning “world king”)[11] and the third being his own kanji “Go” (?, meaning “wisdom” or “enlightenment”).[12] Eventually he stops wearing a kanji[13] and also wears a blue obi in place of his simple belt.[13] By the end of the manga Goku would begin wearing a new outfit made up of a blue slip-over top, gray pants and orange wristbands and shin ribbons.[14] By the Dragon Ball GT series Goku’s appearance was revamped featuring him with a blue fold-over top, yellow pants, pink wristbands, white shin ribbons, and a bronze complexion.[15]

Through constant training, Goku has achieved many abilities; aside from his great strength, he also possesses super speed,[16] reflexes and can perform energy blasts which are formed from chi. As a child Goku originally wielded the Nyoi-bō (如意棒, lit. “Mind Stick”?, renamed “Power Pole” in the English dub), a magic staff that extends and retracts on command which was given to him by his grandfather Gohan.[1] He also learns, through simple observation, Master Roshi’s energy blast technique the Kamehameha (かめはめ波, lit. “Turtle Striking Wave”?),[17] which then becomes his signature move. Originally Goku’s main means of conveyance was on a magic cloud called Kinto-un (筋斗雲, lit. “Candy Cloud”?, renamed “Flying Nimbus” in the English dub), which was given to him as a child by Master Roshi for saving Turtle.[18] After his training with Kami he learns to fly through the technique buku-jutsu (舞空術?, lit. “Air Dance Technique”) and uses the cloud less and less as the series progresses.

 

Goku in his regular state and Super Saiyan transformations. n_n

Another notable technique of Goku’s is an attack that multiplies the user’s chi for an instant, called the Kaiō-ken (界王拳, lit. “World King Fist”?), taught to him by King Kai.[19] However, Goku’s most powerful attack is the Genki Dama (元気玉, lit. “Good Spirit Ball”?, renamed “Spirit Bomb” in the English dub), a powerful sphere created by gathering chi energy from surrounding life forms, which he also learned from King Kai.[11] Goku also learns a teleportation skill called Shunkan Idō (瞬間移動, lit. “Instant Movement”?, renamed “Instant Transmission” in the English dub), which he learned from the inhabitants of a fictional planet called Yardrat.[20]

Goku is also the only Saiyan in the series to achieve all the Saiyan transformations seen in the manga. In Dragon Ball, he is able to transform into a gigantic ape called an Oozaru,[21] albeit after his tail is removed by Kami, he loses the capacity to achieve this form.[22] However, in Dragon Ball GT, Goku is able to use this transformation again after regrowing his tail using the Elder Kai‘s help.[23]

During the events of Dragon Ball Z, Goku becomes the first Super Saiyan in a millennium after being overcome with rage by the murder of Krillin by the hand of Frieza[24] and as the series progresses he achieves every single advanced level of Super Saiyan. Each transformation changes Goku’s appearance and enhances his abilities.

Goku can also fuse with Vegeta and create a warrior who has the combined power and skills of both. One method is by using the Potara Earrings presented to Goku by the Elder Kai, which results in a ‘perfect fusion’, creating Vegito.[25] The other method is by performing the Metamorese Fusion Dance, which creates Gogeta.[26]

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