Attack Potency/Durability:At least Moon-Level, up to Small Planet-Level via the Kaiōken multipliers, higher against impure entities via the Genki-Dama attack [see threads linked at the top]
Speed:At least Relativistic+, Faster-Than-Light via the Kaiōken multipliers (faster than the likes of Nappa who can dodge and deflect Piccolo's energy beams [see threads linked at the top])
Powers & Abilities:Master Martial Artist, Martial Arts Intuition, Combat Specialist, Supernatural Development, Attack Replication, Enhanced Chi Manipulation, Energy Manipulation, Energy Attacks, Homing Attacks, Statistics Amplification, Cross-Dimensional Telepathy, Ambient Energy Channelling, Anti-Evil Attacks, Energy Contact, Energy Dispersal, Presence Concealment, Pure Heart, Flight, Bulletproof Skin, Extrasensory Perception, Presence Detection, Advanced Chi Detection, Danger Intuition, Shockwave Generation, Poison Resistance, Light Manipulation, Aerial Adaptation, Enhanced Staff Proficiency, Limited Flight & Transformation via Tail (permanently lost by the time he turned 18 years-old), Enhanced Afterimage Creation, Supernatural Agility, Supernatural Breath, Advanced Supernatural Leap, Advanced Supernatural Stamina, Supernatural Strength & Endurance, Supernatural Physiology, Superhuman Senses, Superhuman Physical Characteristics
Equipment:Kinto'un/Flying Nimbus (click here for its properties), Nyoibō/Power Pole (lost after he went to Kami's Lookout) Combat Style & Info:
Goku is an absolute martial arts prodigy. His thoroughly uncanny talent for combat stems from his Saiyan heritage, which was nurtured at a young age primarily by his adopted grandfather Son Gohan, and his later master Muten Roshi. On top of said talent, Goku's Saiyan physiology accelerates his muscular development at a supernatural pace, dramatically increasing his strength and speed as he continues to train and fight.
These factors, combined with Goku's own enormous dedication and strict ethics towards practising martial arts, built him into a fighter of beyond-phenomenal power and skill, having completely surpassed Muten Roshi, an immortal legend of martial arts with over 300 hundred years of experience, at the young age of 15.
Goku is a practitioner of Kame-style martial arts. In battle, he starts by gauging the opposition's capabilities, analysing their techniques and combat methodology, formulating counterattacks in accordance, then quickly wearing them down his with his immense skill, strength, and speed, utilising his arsenal of special techniques where necessary.
Before training on Kami's Lookout, Goku also used to wield a magical extending staff, the Nyoibō, in combat, and with impressive proficiency despite his age.
When not flying under his own power to save energy, Goku rides his Kinto'un, a magical cloud granted to him by Muten Roshi, which only those with wholly pure hearts could mount.
Even as a child, Goku's body was (and still is) so sturdy that bullets, axes, grenades, and even speeding cars, could barely harm him.
At 12 years of age, he could push massive boulders, and jump hundreds of metres into the air. At 15 years of age, he once swam from Yahhoi to Papaya Island within a day. To put this into perspective, these two location are on opposite sides of the world:
As a young adult, he could throw Piccolo in his giant form over his shoulder with ease, and endure energy blasts capable of razing islands at point blank. His jumping ability also improved immensely, being able to leap far past the cloud layer in a single bound.
Complimenting his great endurance and strength are his incredible speed and reflexes. He could dodge and deflect bullets effortlessly after training with Muten Roshi, vanish from the sights of even the greatest martial artists in the world, leave behind several afterimages, and carry out battles within fractions of a second. After training with Master Karin, he even outpaced Taopaipai, who could move at speeds over Mach 80 (see threads linked at the top).
By the time he participated in the 23rd Tenkaichi Budokai tournament, he became so fast not even Kami's eyes could track his movements.
Adding to these qualities is the bizarre nature of his lungs, as he's capable of exhaling powerful bursts of air that could stop his momentum in mid-air, fooling his opponents into dropping their guards if necessary. Also, thanks to Kami's training, Goku's lungs have adapted to functioning at altitudes where the atmosphere is extremely thin, which in turn also made him optimise his movements in combat, expending the least amount of energy possible during a fight.
Likely by virtue of his Saiyan physiology, Goku is also quite resistant to poisoning, having survived drinking a full cup of the deadly Super Water of the Gods, where several mighty martial artists before him had attempted to do so, and died.
Goku has multi-faceted superhuman sensory capabilities. He could accurately track an individual's residual scent from afar, and see farther than a human could at ground-level. Even prior to his training with his later masters, he could sense the presence of both living and non-living entities (e.g. robots) in his vicinity, as well as detect incoming threats.
Since the age of 15, he could sense and pinpoint chi signatures across the entire globe. After training on Kami's Lookout, his senses became so refined he could detect/"feel" and accurately read the movements of bodies around him independently of his vision and hearing.
Goku was born with a tail due to his Saiyan heritage. If he looks at a full moon, he would transform into a mighty and berserk Great Ape, a process which can be undone either by cutting his tail off, or destroying the moon.
Initially, Goku's tail was a weak-point, where, if squeezed, he'd be robbed of his strength. By the time he turned 15 years-old, he overcame that Achilles heel by training his tail. He could also fly with it in a limited fashion like a helicopter.
After his potential was unlocked by drinking the Super Water of the Gods, it seems that Goku had gained the ability to call on the power of the Great Ape without having to transform, channelling into his attacks, as he did in his final showdown against Demon King Piccolo.
Sometime during his training on the Lookout, his tail was permanently removed by Kami, so he could restore the moon without risking Goku transforming into a Great Ape.
Goku has the ability to manipulate his own chi, his innate spiritual energy, for a variety of applications, whether it's channelling it towards performing his techniques, control the strength of his body, suppressing it to hide his presence, or release blasts of energy and control their trajectory, etc.
It also seems to grant him the mysterious ability to physically interact with bodies of energy as if they were solid, being to deflect chi blasts with his bare hands.
Mimicry: True to his status as a martial arts genius, Goku is capable of copying any given technique on-sight. Indeed, a good part of his arsenal consists of techniques he had copied from other fighters, such as the Kamehameha, the Taiyōken, and the Zanzōken.
Kamehameha: Goku's signature technique. A mighty blast of energy in the form of a continuous stream released from the user's hands, carrying behind it significant destructive power. Thanks to his refined control over chi, Goku could impart elastic properties onto the stream, making it travel like a whip, capable of bending sharply around an enemy's defenses and striking them in the back, or have it home-in on them.
He had developed a an upgraded version, the Super Kamehameha, with far more power and range behind it than normal.
Kaiōken: A technique that allows the user to control all the chi in their body and amplify it temporarily, dramatically increasing their strength, speed, energy, etc. It linearly boosts the user's power based on the invoked multiplier, i.e. x2, x3, x4, etc.
It is, however, a very taxing technique which requires very precise control over one's chi, lest they risk destroying themselves.
Genki-Dama: A technique which allows a user who is pure of heart to channel energy from their surrounding environment, i.e. from grass, trees, people, animals, inanimate objects, the ground, the ocean, the atmosphere, etc., concentrating them into an energy sphere of astronomical destructive power. Those whose hearts are tainted by evil would suffer immensely should they be attacked by this technique, however, those who are pure will not be harmed by it whatsoever, it would either bounce off of them, or they could absorb it by physical contact (so long as the user wills it).
One downside of this technique is the amount of time needed to form the energy sphere, as the user seems to require at least a few minutes to do so.
Kihō: The user fires a simple beam of energy from their hands. Not as powerful as the Kamehameha, however, it is still lethal, and requires no charge-up time whatsoever. As such, it can be used continuously in rapid succession.
Kiai Keshi: The user generates an invisible shockwave of pure chi that could disperse energy attacks by shouting.
Telepathy: Self-explanatory. It also allows the user to communicate across alternate dimensions with their mind.
Taiyōken: The user releases an extremely intense flash of light from their body, blinding everyone in their vicinity.
Zanzōken: The user moves so quick that they leave afterimages behind, fooling their enemies into attacking mirages of themselves. Goku's proficiency with this technique allows him to chain the creation of multiple afterimages, where, in case an enemy would think they have figured out where he really is, they would be met by yet another mirage in place, a second, third, and even a fourth time, and so on.
Bukūjutsu: Allows the user to freely fly and levitate.
Hasshūken: Copied from King Chappa. The user moves their arms at high speeds, such that they leave behind 8 solid afterimages, increasing their offensive and defensive capabilities considerably, as well as confusing their opponents.
Shockwave Fist: The user punches the air with so much force that they launch powerful shockwaves from their fist.
Slightly updated Goku's DC/Dura, I forgot that Planet-Level doesn't immediately follow Moon-Level. Also I was admittedly thinking of power-levels on a linear scale, when I shouldn't have even bothered in the first place since they're BS to begin with.
Taka: I'm going to make new discussion threads for Winter 2020 anime while trying to finish unfinished business for Fall 2019.
Jan 6, 2020 3:05:15 GMT
Dream: I watched Penguin Highway earlier tonight. Not sure if I'll post a lengthy review for it or not. But not planning to work on anything for it til tomorrow. Too tired to think now. Good night.
Jan 6, 2020 6:04:02 GMT
HungryWorld: Came back from my vacation. Took a present with me: sickness
Jan 7, 2020 13:49:59 GMT
Taka: Sorry to hear that Hungryworld. Dream Been mostly PC. I did use MAC a lot because that one school class had MAC. Not sure what DIO is. I have to say PC since that is I'm mainly using. I'll be present in the weekends.
Jan 7, 2020 21:57:05 GMT
Taka: My hometown is affected by MLK fever. We celebrate him every Sunday of this month. That's why I'm absent. I wished I get time.
Jan 7, 2020 21:57:42 GMT
Dream: Taka: Looks like you didn't click on the link in my last comment. You'll get the DIO nod when you click on it.
Jan 7, 2020 22:15:55 GMT
Master Menos: Dream: I've always been a PC guy anyways. (Yeah, that was funny!)
Jan 8, 2020 4:09:50 GMT
Master Menos: Sidebar updated! Taka: My turn to scratch your back, Taka. 2019 me got really messed up with the job. @_@
Jan 8, 2020 4:53:59 GMT
Taka: Thanks Master Menos! I'll work on finishing the Winter 2020 guide.
Jan 9, 2020 4:50:29 GMT
Dream: My second Funi poll is done. Titles I will be watching and reviewing will include Chobits, Samurai Champloo, Spice and Wolf, Gankutsuou, and Dance in the Vampire Bund. Will let folks know which one I start off tomorrow at some point.
Jan 11, 2020 5:39:30 GMT
Dream: First anime I will sample among the Funi titles is Chobits. As a heads up, the series on Funi's Youtube channel is missing the two recap episodes the series aired. Not that I'll be missing those however.
Jan 11, 2020 15:13:09 GMT
Dream: Wow, never knew Shinbo was Gil, Sousuke, and Domon. More you know.
Jan 11, 2020 17:52:00 GMT