Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #70
Special-Man, Q-boy, & Slowku On Slowku Cracking Up
Family is a weird thing with “Goku”. The only family he every really has as a kid is “Grandpa Gohan” (who he unknowingly kills when he turns into a giant ape during a full moon). The only blood relative he ever encounters kidnaps his son and “Goku” has to help “Piccolo” kill him. His race the “Saiyans” seem to have no concept of family. Children seem to be bred (strangely enough like how “Krytonians” are in “Man Of Steel”) and then they are sent to wipe out all life on planets as infants.
You can make a big stretch and say his teacher’s over time are like father figures, but they aren’t really. Pretty sad when the closest thing you have to a Dad is a perverted old hermit who lives alone on a tiny island.
Or the cat guy who lives alone on a top of a giant tower. Or the guy who lives even higher in the sky on a lookout above Earth. Or the guy who lives alone on a tiny planet in the afterlife. See the pattern… Isolation. “Goku” lives a pretty isolated life with extended periods where he is completely alone.
I’ve mentioned before how “Goku” takes pretty much any opportunity to abandon his family, and how messed up it was putting the pressure to beat “Cell” on “Gohan”, but he makes up for it by sacrificing himself right? Well here’s the thing… “Goku” could have easily escaped. “Goku” teleports “Cell” to “King Kai’s” planet and has over 30 seconds to teleport back to Earth (I believe this time was shortened in “Dragonball Z Kai” though). That may not sould like a lot of time. But in that time he talks to “King Kai” and just stands there for kind of a while. Check it out in this clip…
That’s it for this week. See ya next Tuesday-Thursday for more “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations”. Hope you enjoy and see ya then!
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