|Posted by Jordan The Childish on May 6, 2012 at 11:40 PM|
[Originally posted on http://obsessive-geek.blogspot.com/]
This is Son Goku
The Saiyan Dream, Son of a Monkey
You all know Goku, right? Man sent from a alien world, has the ability to bleach his hair blonde at will, doesn't have the brains God blessed an ear of corn, yadda yadda yadda, ect and so on.
But we're not here to talk about him, we're here to talk about ...
"I'm gonna shove this pole right up your butt, you big meanie!"
... Son Goku, a super strong, loyal, extremely naive monkey boy.
The boy who would be Super Saiyan started off as a forest dwelling mountain boy, cutting logs with giant saws and killing a talking fish for breakfast. (To those of you who've been in comas since the 1990's, yes,the series does get crazier from there.) While he has all of the intelligence of his adult counterpart, his child like innocence is more believable since he is actually a child. (Redundant statement is redundant). He's also possibly on of the toughest kids to ever save the world from evil midgets, slug men and armies with a fetish for naming their officers after colors.
Evil cars get the Kamehameha.
In series, Goku seems to be a magnet for good people. From the Frankenstein's Monster-esque Android 8, former antagonists like Krillin and Yamcha, to even unethical jerks like Bulma and Oolong. The boys loyalty and sweet personality seems to win almost everyone he meets. He even was pure of heart enough to ride his pet/friend/main mode of transport the Flying Nimbus.
I got my feet in the clouds/ I got the wind in my hair
And... that's about it. To paraphrase The Tick, he's good. So yeah,he's a good tough kid. They can't all be complicated balls of personality troubles. But being a simple character doesn't make him any less a hero, especially at age twelve.
Onward to Mystical Adventure