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Movies & Series 01 January 2022, 15:00

author: Marek Jura

15 Most Important Moments From Dragon Ball

Before Pokemon, Naruto and One Piece conquered the world, Goku came to us from the Land of the Cherry Blossom on a magic cloud. Say what you want, but whether it's because of nostalgia or the universality of the story, no other anime moves me as much!

13. Piccolo sacrifices himself to save Gohan

  1. Which series is it: Dragon Ball Z
  2. Starring: Piccolo, Gohan

At some point, Piccolo saving Gohan became a must-have for every DB movie. And since even the best of it eventually gets old, in recent productions, his appearance just before Gohan is about to die has caused more yawns than thrills. The anime is different. The moment when a little Saiyan's strict teacher sacrifices his life for him and finally reveals his true emotions is touching as hell. And don't let anyone tell me that Goku is a better father figure to Gohan than Piccolo.

Because Goku himself was really interested in the fate of his son mainly before his first death. After that, he sometimes did not see him for years. Piccolo, on the other hand, was with him almost non-stop since the fight with Raditz. The bond that developed between them, therefore, went far beyond the teacher-student relationship, making the scene of Piccolo's death one of those that are bound to move the hearts of the toughest guys.

Goku sacrifices himself in the fight against Raditz

Although death is a daily phenomenon in the Dragon Ball universe, Toriyama and Toei have managed to convince viewers and readers at least several times that this time it was the final departure. Or at least made us forget about Shenron's power of resurrection. This is what happened in the case of Goku's death during the fight with Raditz. The recent antagonist - Piccolo - allied with the main character to defeat the cosmic invader. In the face of the overwhelming enemy force, Son Goku had to sacrifice himself and die together with Raditz. Whoever watched it as a child and did not shed a tear, raise your hand. Or even both hands to collect some energy.

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