The original Dragon Ball had many opportunities to make Akira Toriyama’s original series even better than what it ended up being, but many story beats were ultimately pushed aside. Many moments from the beginning of the series could have created a unique set of challenges for Goku as the series progressed, such as him not being able to fight normally on an empty stomach but eventually being forgotten . Many key points in Goku and Bulma’s friendship could have been developed more deeply, such as the first time she lied to him and his adventures in trying to discover where she lived.
Akira Toriyama’s overall contribution to Shonen can never be overstated, and Dragon ball is the example that every mangaka follows because it invented or popularized the now well-established formulas and formulas in manga.
Most fans prefer the second part of the story, Dragon Ball Z, to the original series because it toned down the humor and focused more on fighting, but Classic Dragon Ball has so many great moments and storylines. Unfortunately, there were also many missed opportunities that with proper time and development could have made the original series’ tournaments better.
10 Dr. Slump “Crossover” needs to be shut down
A silly spin-off incorporating Toriyama’s other work that needs more development
The inclusion of the Norimaki family from the Dr. Akira Toriyama’s Slump into Dragon Ball’s General Blue story is probably one of the most complicated combinations to ever happen by accident. Goku would not have been able to continue searching for the Dragon Balls if Turbo had not easily repaired Bulma’s Dragon Balls with his telekinetic powers. More importantly, Goku would definitely have been killed if Arale hadn’t been beaten by Blue. While completely ridiculous and even unfounded, the overall importance of the Norimaki family to the plot required Toriyama to return to them at least once in the manga. The failure to provide a satisfactory conclusion to this story only makes their involvement more outlandish and out of place than it already is. Luckily, Dragon Ball Super later indirectly paid tribute to Dr. Slump.
9 Western Cities Could Have Their Own Epic Adventure
Goku’s search for Bulma’s house could have been much more interesting
Most of Goku’s travels in the overarching Red Ribbon Army story seem like random wanderings. The most obvious of which occurs in chapter 68 when Goku is searching for where Bulma lives. He first won money in a street fight and then was nearly robbed. Both of these incidents feel too similar. While the robbery could be Toriyama’s way of showing how crime-ridden city life is, a much more complex scenario could actually involve the police officer he meets in the manga arresting him for crime of illegally taking money from a street fight..
The 8 erroneously foretold Dragon Balls will be infiltrated
An interesting story that never happened
In the next chapter, Goku finally arrives at Capsule Corp just as the Red Ribbon Army starts discussing how Goku must bring some complicated technology to track the Dragon Balls. This duplication gave the Red Ribbon Army the opportunity to advance on Capsule Corp and take hostage Dr. Brief and his wife, who were physically incapacitated. Instead, General Blue captures some of the most capable characters at the time on Roshi’s island: a powerful martial artist and a woman who becomes a psychopath skilled in gunplay every time she sneezes.
Goku’s 7 “I’m Hungry” Weaknesses
His silly weakness from the start could have presented an interesting, ongoing challenge
Although Goku has some weaknesses and loses a few battles in Dragon Ball, he is still capable of fighting, which helps minimize the risks of any battle he participates in. Dragon Ball chapter 8 introduced a phenomenon that could be a major weakness that has plagued him throughout the series. When fighting Yamcha for the first time, Goku complained about being too hungry and was beaten as a result. In fact, Goku would have lost if Yamcha hadn’t seen Bulma a moment later and run away. The only time food (other than Senzu Beans) helps Goku happens much later, in chapter 136, but Goku has just been defeated by Great Demon King Piccolo and is now facing off against one of Piccolo’s henchmen.
6 Another aspect of the Nimbus cloud debate
After all, the rules to the point of cloud are not so clear
One of the more intriguing aspects of Dragon Ball may even include who exactly can ride the Nimbus Cloud. The only problem is that it only gives binary answers. A character may or may not be pure enough. The series offers an early opportunity for more possibilities as Goku can still carry those who are not pure of heart while riding the Nimbus Cloud. But Goku seems to be able to carry anyone, not just those who fit the rules. Then, in chapter 104, Goku is hit by Spike the Devil Man’s Devilmite Beam, which can kill targets with negative thoughts. Of course, many readers assume that Goku’s ability to ride the Nimbus Cloud automatically makes him immune. But Fortuneteller Baba, who knew about Spike’s Devilmite Ray, had seen Goku riding the Nimbus Cloud before but still came to the conclusion that the beam could kill Goku. Unfortunately, this contradiction has never been explained.
Dragon Ball should have delved deeper into the consequences of destroying the moon
While the series deals with consequences, it deserves more
Many fans rightly complain that Dragon Ball doesn’t have any consequences for Master Roshi destroying the moon to prevent Goku from turning into a Great Ape. That said, Dragon Ball did explore an incident that occurred due to Roshi’s rather hasty actions, but it was so insignificant that it’s understandable why most people forgot about it. In one of the Strongest Tournaments Under Heaven, Roshi fights against the Wolf Man, who has a great grudge against him because – due to the destruction of the moon – he is trapped in his wolf form and cannot become a man. become human. While it’s a fun little story, the aftermath of Roshi destroying the moon shouldn’t have been relegated to a small fight.
The 4 best Dragon Ball villains are completely disrespected
Promising villains should have been more likable
The original Dragon Ball series had a villain problem. Complete jokes like Pilaf unfortunately still exist, while the rest actually died too soon – General Blue and Staff Officer Black – or defected to the good guys – Piccolo and Tien. Then there are people like Mercenary Tao and Master Shen, who are just looked down upon despite their horrendous actions. Mercenary Tao murdered a child’s father right in front of him and Master Shen tried to kill his former disciples when they went out on their own. Not only that, their deaths were also assigned to a tour guide named Dragon Ball Forever. It may have been published by Shueisha, but even the specifics of their deaths couldn’t be more disrespectfully vague. Furthermore, Mercenary Tao has become a robot. He may be a product of the Red Ribbon Army, but alas, he’s just a regular robot.
3 Goku almost had to choose who to revive
Goku’s better personality can be challenged more directly
Dragon Ball unnecessarily avoids a major conflict that could have provided more insight into Goku’s relationship with his grandfather Gohan. Goku’s ultimate quest for the Dragon Balls in the original series was prompted by the death of Upa’s father, upon which Goku promised to bring him back to life – which ultimately culminated in a flaw big in the plot in DBZ. Things get complicated when Goku meets Gohan one day. The conversation inevitably turns to resurrection in chapter 108 when Upa realizes that Goku can revive his grandfather even though he promised to bring his father Bora back to life. But of course, Gohan eliminates any potential conflict when he says he’d rather die.
2 Goku and Bulma may have had a serious falling out
Dragon Ball had the opportunity to shed light on this couple’s relationship
When Goku was still a child, his relationship with Bulma was definitely the most important for a while and carried the most weight if something went wrong. She was the first person he saw and came into contact with after Gohan’s grandfather passed away years before, so if she ever tricked him, then the betrayal could understandably have left a lasting impression. with the little guy. Sadly, one of the first things she told him was a lie, and her deception involved Goku’s beloved four-star Dragon Ball.. And yet, Goku just happened to forget her lie. Bulma implies that if Goku gives her the four-star dragon ball, she will be able to return it to him after granting her wish. But Goku doesn’t remember this important little detail when Oolong makes Dragon Ball’s most inappropriate wish, and Bulma doesn’t appear surprised when all the Dragon Balls scatter across the planet.
1 Goku experienced what it was like to have a mother
Goku’s complicated story with his parents could have been thoroughly explored ore
Even though Goku had his grandfather Gohan, he grew up without a father or mother. In fact, he didn’t know about his biological parents, Bardock and Gine, until recently in Dragon Ball Super. But in Dragon Ball chapter 57, he was cared for by a girl’s mother in Jingle village. She pestered Goku so much that she even told him outright that she had no intention of mothering him, but it was clear that she couldn’t help herself. It would have been powerful if Goku had gotten closer to her or at least communicated more about how much he appreciated her motherly love. Since Goku is destined to learn more about Gine in Dragon Ball Super at some point, Super could have taken advantage of Goku’s relationship with the mother in Jingle Village in Dragon Ball. once he was sure to get more flashbacks about his parents, especially Gina.