[49], In an interview, actor Masi Oka compared his Heroes character Hiro Nakamura to Trunks, as both are time travellers who carry swords. Goku asks who Future Trunks' mother is and Future Trunks points her out, revealing her to be Bulma, which makes Goku fall over in disbelief that Bulma and Vegeta would end up together. They are still waiting for the day when Goku finally returns home. Eventually, Kusao ended up also voicing Trunks as a child and, after listening a few times, Toriyama felt that it was the right choice. Goku also says that he learned a new technique from them, the Instant Transmission as a good reason of why he decided not to come home. One significant event is the developing relationship between Vegeta and Bulma, even though he tends to shrug off her affection. He has his father's eye shape, facial features and tanned skin and his hair turns blond and eyes turn (pupil-less) green when he becomes a Super Saiyan. The producer at Toei Animation and the editorial department discussed that, perhaps, it would be better if they changed to a different voice actor for the child version. Welcome Back, Goku! September 4, 2016. Future Trunks is a loyal and uncompromising warrior, and can be slightly cocky at times. Trunks and the others retreat to the past. [2] However, the cries given by the character's infant form were provided by Hiromi Tsuru in an uncredited role. 118-125Kai 55-58 Note: Funimation released both edited and uncut VHS volumes, while the DVDs are uncut only. This saga aired in 1992 in Japan, and in 2000 in the U.S. Daizenshuu 2 lists the Trunks Saga as being part of the Frieza Saga and not as it's own saga, while many games treat it as part of the Androids Saga. Akira Toriyama stated that it was difficult to decide on Present Trunks' voice. Dragon Ball Wiki is a FANDOM Anime Community. Through Buu's treachery they, along with Piccolo, are absorbed by Buu, thus increasing his power. At that time, the serialization was still going on, and Toriyama did not know how the manga story would end; young Trunks might have ended up growing up and the story might have continued to the same time period when teenage Trunks returned to the future. The present-timeline incarnation of Trunks is introduced as an infant during the story arc which features the first appearance of the Red Ribbon Androids. Trunks is a slim yet well-built young man of below average height and light skin-color; his facial features and skin-tone are inherited from his father. During his childhood, Goten was already a quite powerful fighter, to the extent where he was capable of transforming into a Super Saiyan much earlier than both his brother and father at only seven years of age. In that case, if the voice actor would have been changed, it would have sounded strange. But before they can, they are killed by a mysterious young fighter, who tells Frieza that he will be the one to destroy him, but Frieza mocks the warrior and asks how he knows Goku. After Vegeta's defeat, Trunks fights Cell in his newly gained Perfect form before conceding once learning his new Super Saiyan form proves to be ineffective. The idea of a person coming back in time to warn another of a future were machines have wiped out most of humanity resembles the story of the blockbuster series, Terminator. Dragon Ball Super. They fly to the Northern Wastelands and wait for him so they can stop the tyrant. Trunks has either blue or lavender hair color and his mother's blue eyes. The character of Mr. Shu who Chi-Chi hires to tutor Gohan is exclusive to the anime. Bulma believes that Goku has finally showed up and saved the Earth, but Yamcha tells the others that he is a Super Saiyan, but he's not Goku. The first method is that the Saiyan must experience a powerful emotional upheaval, much like the Super Saiyan transformation, but to a greater extent. A year and a half after planet Namek's destruction and following the defeat of Garlic Jr. in the Garlic Jr. Saga, many of the characters of Dragon Ball Zbegin to regain a normal life. He stops halfway and Goku does not react because he sensed no malice in the warrior. Dragon Ball Super. In the anime, King Cold survives the first blast then proceeds to beg for his life before Future Trunks kills him. King Cold, fearful of the warrior, asks him to join him as Frieza's replacement, but is rejected. They can also achieve Super Saiyan 3 with ease, a feat that was very difficult for Goku to achieve and maintain. 6 Images . Frieza has been cybernetically enhanced since much of his body was destroyed when Namek exploded. The manga volume that it is made up of is "Enter Trunks". [41], Trunks is a popular character in the series; his future incarnation placed third in both the 1993 and 1995 Dragon Ball character popularity polls voted on by Weekly Shōnen Jump readers. Kusao noted that Trunks' first appearance had an incredible impact and left a great impression on him, referring to his fight with Freeza in which he easily defeated the strongest being in the universe. Trunks' second incarnation first appears as an infant in chapter #337 Super Warriors Assemble (集う超戦士たち, Tsudō Super Senshi-tachi), published on August 26, 1991. In the manga, Goku describes how he escaped Namek and his landing on Yardrat but it is not shown. After Vegeta's defeat, Trunks fights Cell in his newly gained Perfect state. Future Trunks is the half-Saiyan, half-Human hybrid son of Vegeta and Bulma. "[37] Similarly, Chris Shepard of Anime News Network also enjoyed the background story and felt that Trunks was an understandable character who "I was really able to get into and sympathize for during his battles. They discuss what do to in the three year before the scheduled fight with the androids. Episode 52. There are two ways to achieve this transformation, a requirement for both is that the Saiyan must first gain a large quantity of energy (usually by training), far beyond that required for the first Super Saiyan form. Gotenks fights Buu, first in the time dimension, then in the real world until the thirty-minute fusion time limit expires. Future Trunks asks Goku not to tell Bulma nor Vegeta about his identity or else they may not conceive him. He tried to escape in Frieza's spaceship, but it would not start up. [13][14] Gotenks is able to use a variety of attacks that he gives humorous names to, such as Galactic Donut (ギャラクティカドーナツ, Gyarakutuka Dōnatsu) and his signature Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack (スーパーゴーストカミカゼアタック, Sūpā Gōsuto Kamikaze Atakku). [15], Trunks first appears in chapter #331 The Young Boy of Mystery (謎の少年, Nazo no Shōnen), published in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine on July 15, 1991. [32] They have many strange encounters and meet many unusual characters including the robot named Giru, who would act as the gang's Dragon Radar. King Cold asks for The warrior's sword and tries to kill him with it, but the warrior effortlessly kills him with two energy blasts and destroys the ship. After Gohan's death, Trunks assumes the mantle of Earth's sole protector against the artificial humans for the next three years until Bulma finishes her time machine. This episode is the first in which Trunks is able to bring back Goku and Vegeta to his world. They try to ask mysterious fighter who he is and where he came from, but the warrior refuses to reveal anything about himself other than he is 17-years-old. The anime shows this however when Goku is describing events to the others. However, their inability to acquire a driver's license is the least of their worries when the day of the android invasion comes. He ended up landing on the Planet Yardrat, and the Yardrats nursed him back to health and gave him their planet's outfit as his outfit is completely destroyed from his battle with Frieza. However he also called it "cheesy" based on the way Trunks receives energy from all his allies in order to face his enemy. Manga chapters The final two episodes were Burger King Promotional Episodes in the U.S. Gotenks is the result of Goten and Trunks fusing using the fusion dance. In the anime, there are several added scenes. [34], In music, the song "Chīsa na Senshi~Goten to Trunks no Theme~" by Shin Oya focuses on both Trunks and Goten. He has blue eyes, and hair colored either lavender, purple or blue depending on the media, that is soft and straight that parts from the top of his head to frame both sides of his face reaching his ears with two loose strands over his forehead; traits he inherited from his mother. The events of the Trunks saga are covered in several video games including Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Future Trunks offers to take the fuel back to Capsule Corporatio… … After the duo are defeated and Trunks is returned to normal, he intervenes when Demigra tries to take control of the player. [47], Trunks' Japanese voice actor, Takeshi Kusao, has cited Trunks as his favorite Dragon Ball character. Future Trunks (Super Saiyan) vs. Mecha Frieza, Future Trunks (Super Saiyan) vs. King Cold, Future Trunks (Super Saiyan) vs Goku (Super Saiyan), Trunks Saga - Prelude To Terror (106-108), Trunks Saga - Prelude To Terror (106-110) [Reprint], Trunks Saga - Z Warriors Prepare (109-110), Trunks Saga - Z Warriors Prepare (109-110; also including, Dragon Ball Z Kai Part Five (53-65) (only episodes 55-58 are part of the Trunk Saga), Dragon Ball Z Kai Season Three (53-77) (only episodes 55-58 are part of the Trunks Saga). The two go back, with Trunks and Mai bidding their farewells as they live for a new future timeline where Zamasu's actions never occurred that is home to another Mai and Trunks. Piccolo has heard the conversation with his enhanced ears, and tells the story to the others, without revealing anything that could endanger the birth of Trunks. [48] Similarly, Funimation voice actor Christopher Sabat stated that apart from Vegeta, Trunks is his favorite character from the series. Meanwhile, Vegeta returns to Earth after failing to find any trace of Goku. "Master and Student Reunion - Son Gohan and "Future" Trunks". Future Trunks is amazed that Goku wants to stand up to the challenge and that his mother was right about him. Both incarnations of Trunks have access to the Super Saiyan transformation, although their achievement of this form differs between incarnation. [40] Shawn Saris from IGN shared similar comments, praising how he accidentally absorbs humanity's powers into his sword to defeat Zamasu while at the same time embracing his humanity. In the manga, Future Trunks kills Frieza in swift fashion. July 31, 2016. Confessions of the Mysterious Youth, Trunks! Future Trunks achieved this in his early teens,[7] while present Trunks would be shown to have the ability at the age of eight.[8]. While many believe the Android Saga to be influenced by Terminator 2: Judgement Day which also came out in 1991, it is not known if that is the case as the Trunks saga began in the manga on July 1, 1991, a month before Terminator 2: Judgement Day was released in Japan. [35], Trunks has been featured in his own brand of soft drink called Trunks Cola. 1991 (manga)1991-1992 (anime) Trunks appears in Dragon Ball Super, which chronologically takes place before the ending of Dragon Ball Z, as a recurring support character. After returning to the pas… Future Trunks tells him the real reason he came; he warns him that 3 years from now, on May 12 at 10:00 A.M. near South City, two Red Ribbon Androids will appear and destroy everything on Earth. Frieza and King Cold Strike Back! Piccolo suggests that they take training seriously this time. This small saga contains eight episodes, and is placed between the Garlic Jr. Saga and the Androids Saga. In the alternate timeline, Future Trunks is running and hiding from a mysterious being, causing destruction all over with its Ki Blasts. But while Vegeta can go Blue, what we learn here is Goku has his own Rose form, which leads to both Goku and Vegeta being overwhelmed. "[38] In an IGN article on Dragon Ball GT, Trunks' character design in GT was criticized as being "goofy". This page focuses on Trunks from the alternate future Dragon Ball Z timeline, to read about the Trunks from the main timeline, check out the Trunks page.. Trunks is the son of Vegeta and Bulma, first appearing early in the Android Saga.When Trunks first appears, he is … In the Dragon Ball and One Piece crossover manga Cross Epoch, Trunks is a member of Captain Vegeta's air pirate crew. [20] Trunks has been living with Bulma and secretly training with Gohan. Tree Trunks Species Elephant Gender Female Occupation Pirate captain (formerly) Owner of a Shipping Company (formerly) Crystal Queen (formerly) Apple plantation owner (current) Relatives Unnamed mother Mr. [3], In the English-language dub by Funimation, Eric Vale voices him both as a teen and as an adult in all Dragon Ball media,[4] while Laura Bailey voices him as a child in the series, as well as the movie, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, as well as the other non-canon movies. He enters a building and meets with his mother, Future Bulma, who is working on an experiment, and is relieved that Future Trunks is well. Having lived in an alternate timeline filled with terror, death and destruction, Future Trunks underwent intense training from his mentor Future Gohan. In his childhood… Upon arriving on Giru's home world, the trio are hijacked by Dr. Myu's robots and Trunks is solidified in living metal for study. This is part of US season four, and the middle part of Funimation Remastered Season Four Box Set and is in the middle of the Funimation Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Box Volume 3, however it is denounced in the Dragon Box and made a part of the Androids Saga. [25] Trunks would later learn that Goku Black is a rogue Kai named Zamasu from the present timeline who acquired Goku's body and allied himself with the future timeline's Zamasu. Trunks uses the opportunity to uncover Dr. Myu's plan, which is to awaken Baby, and sabotage the process. When Trunks finds the body, he becomes engulfed in rage and sadness, awakening his Super Saiyan transformation. At the end of the series, Trunks, now grown up, participates in the 28th Tenkaichi Budokai against the fighter Otokosuki. [28] He is only featured as a background character. [12] Upon his return to the past, Trunks is able to attain Super Saiyan 2 and can also use his father's techniques, such as the Galick Gun and Final Flash, learned presumably from Vegeta himself. Once freed, Trunks, along with Goten, Gohan, and Piccolo are killed when Buu blows up the Earth. After the death of his father Goku due to a lethal heart virus, and then the murders of the Z Fighters by Android 17 and Android 18 six months later, the Dragon Balls become useless on Earth forever. Episode 57. Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, "Anime Expo Trumpets to the Heavens: Eric Vale - The First Guest of Honor for AX2013", "Anime USA Announces Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham", "Dragon Ball Super Anime Enters 'Universe Survival' Arc in February", "Dragon Ball GT - The Lost Episodes DVD Box Set Review", "DRAGON BALL SUPER EPISODE 66: "THE CLIMACTIC BATTLE! Student Reunion - Son Gohan who gave birth to their firstborn, Pan anime News Network family. 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