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Dragon Ball Creator Confirms Gohan May Be ‘Strongest’ Character Ever

Gohan is one of the best and most popular characters in Dragon Ball’s the story. His caring nature, selflessness, charming personality, and strong will to protect those he loves make him an endearing character that many of us have come to love over time.

For a while he was assumed to be the strongest character of all inside the dragonball universe. This theory became less popular when it was shown that he had become weaker due to lack of training. But Akira Toriyama, creator of dragonballmore or less confirmed that Gohan really is the strongest fighter.

Disclaimer: This article is based on the opinion of the author and will contain spoilers from Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super.

Why dragonballGohan is the strongest there is

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Audiences have seen Gohan grow into one of the best fighters in the universe growing up. Having been exposed to fights and terrible opponents since he was just a toddler, Gohan has been an active member of the Z Warriors for most of his life.

He grew from a scarred child with a hidden power that would only come out under extreme stress or when furious at a calm, collected family man who could step back into his role as Earth’s savior when needed. .

Gohan has been a skilled fighter since he was a child. He was also for a long time the warrior with the most potential among them. Gohan first commented that it was during the Cell Game saga, and Gohan proved his father right.

His hidden potential and temperament allowed him to become the first Saiyan to reach the second level of Super Saiyan transformation.

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After his father died at the end of the tournament, Gohan’s potential was somewhat forgotten. He stopped training as regularly as before and became a bit weaker than before. Many of these disappointed fans expected him to become the show’s main and strongest character.

But during Buu’s attack on Earth, Gohan’s potential once again became key. Her training and the ritual to obtain the Z Sword unlocked all of her hidden power and allowed her to gain a whole new form.

Gohan’s ultimate form was nearly unstoppable and was the strongest of them all for a while. Buu could only defeat him by tricking him into being absorbed inside him.

When Dragon Ball Super came out, fans were once again disappointed to see Gohan being several times weaker than he was before. His life as a father, his work and his studies never left him the time to train to reach all this potential.

So why did Toriyama call him the strongest then?

Toriyama’s latest interview with the upcoming movie Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes confirmed what the author really thinks about Gohan’s power:

“Gohan is actually stronger than anyone…or so they say…”

Toriyama also commented that this strength was never able to shine with Goku’s help. Gohan needs his first and most beloved teacher, Piccolo, to motivate him to become the best version of himself.

“…In order to motivate Gohan, one needs his revered teacher, Piccolo rather than his father Goku.”

During Dragon Ball Super Tournament of Power, we saw that Gohan’s power is so great that he only needs to train for a few days to regain his ultimate strength. But this strength has only been recovered thanks to our favorite, Namekian.

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It has always been demonstrated in dragonball that training can overcome all limitations of a character. Goku gained Angel’s powers, Vegeta gained God of Destruction’s, and even Frieza could achieve a new form after training for the first time.

Toriyama’s statement was about the power Gohan could gain through training, the training he would need to reach his full potential.

Gohan’s Secret Power Comes From His Potential

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Gohan’s full potential has been reached; he no longer has the boundaries that others must cross to gain more power. This is the real reason why Toriyama called him the strongest. Gohan is nowhere near the strength of his father or Vegeta right now, and many other beings could destroy him with one blow.

But its potential is limitless. Gohan’s status as the strongest character has to do with his ability to train this possibility to the fullest. If he had received the same training as the other two Saiyans with the deities of their universe, it is unknown how strong he could become.


Thus, Gohan is the strongest, at least in theory. The only thing holding him back from taking his place as the mightiest warrior is his lack of interest in a life like his father’s, and no one can blame him. He constantly faced death as a child, and his mother molded him into a scholar, not a warrior.

But maybe this movie will show us its true power. As we know, Gohan and Piccolo will be the main characters. As mentioned by Toriyama, his master is the last piece Gohan needs to achieve the power he was promised years ago.

I sincerely hope we see Gohan go beyond Ultimate in the next movie. Nevertheless, I can’t wait to see our boy kick ass again 🤟🏾

We’ll have to wait for the movie to release next week, and then we’ll see if Gohan really is the toughest character of them all. dragonball. But we can be sure that he will always be one of the best and most capable fighters.

So what do you think? Do you believe Gohan could become the strongest by training? Are you looking forward to seeing him in the spotlight at the next Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes film? Let us know in the comments section below. Follow us here on Sportskeeda Anime to find out more about the latest news and content on the dragonball universe.

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