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.
Dream: Looks like a remake of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni will be airing in July. The original seiyuu from the 2000s series will reprise their roles for the remake and judging from the animation, looks like it will have more polish to it compared...
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:24 GMT
Dream: ...to the 2000s series.
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:30 GMT
Taka: That's interesting to hear. Didn't know it was going to get a remake.
Mar 22, 2020 0:33:35 GMT
Dream: Guess I'm gonna focus on wrapping up Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken whenever it comes out today. Been one of my favorites for the season.
Mar 22, 2020 16:44:54 GMT
Taka: I need to catch up or drop/put on hold whatever series I tried.
Mar 22, 2020 21:25:15 GMT
Taka: 1 confirmed death in my hometown next to 19 confirmed cases. I heard the police are fining folks for not practicing social distancing on Facebook.
Mar 24, 2020 2:31:40 GMT
Dream: At least in New York right now, they're not enforcing it. But non-essential employers who aren't abiding by shutting down at this point will be fined and shut down at this point.
Mar 24, 2020 13:38:28 GMT
Master Menos: Had some serious personal trouble go on, but now I'm through it. On-Topic, where I'm in, everything but the stores (and possibly the restaurants) are closed down.
Mar 27, 2020 17:48:40 GMT
Taka: They closed off beaches and parks along bike paths as well as extending K-12 school closure to mid May while colleges are cancelled for the semester.
Mar 29, 2020 0:47:15 GMT
CosmicNoirTear: Everything closed on my part. I live by a bunch of shopping centers. All of the are ghost towns. Hopefully means most people where I live are taking this seriously. Also got laid off from my job two weeks ago.
Mar 29, 2020 2:46:08 GMT
Dream: My county has 6 confirmed cases. Restaurants and bars have been on take-out or delivery only for about a couple weeks now since New York's the hardest hit state. Hasn't been too different for me any who since I've been out of work and tight on money...
Mar 29, 2020 15:11:51 GMT
Dream: ...to do anything outside of getting essentials and job hunting in recent months. Though with the state pretty much on lockdown, likely gonna have a rough time finding any employer to work with in-person for a while.
Mar 29, 2020 15:13:27 GMT
El_Directo: Stay safe guys
Mar 29, 2020 20:08:55 GMT
Taka: I think the only thing not closed for mass gathering other than essential services would be funerals in my area. The mayor and staff have been pretty busy in clarifying things in press releases. Edit: my mistake. Funerals are closed.
Mar 29, 2020 21:52:25 GMT
Dream: Gonna try whipping up a review for Dorohedoro at some point tomorrow. Find that I have quite a bit to cover with the series.
Mar 30, 2020 3:39:57 GMT