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- Dragon Ball GT ended with the descendants of Goku and Bulma
- Dragon Ball GT ending drives a wedge between son’s family and Briefs’ family
For all its flaws, Dragon Ball GT was meant to recall the adventures experienced in the original Dragon Ball series. This series featured young Bulma and Goku searching for the Dragon Balls, their quest for wishes leading to a lasting friendship. Their bond continued in Dragon Ball GT, though it may not have survived the final moments of the series.
The future glimpsed in the finale of Dragon Ball GT features the descendants of Bulma and Goku. Neither seem to recognize each other, meaning the bonds forged in Dragon Ball didn’t last beyond a certain generation of Z-Fighters.
Dragon Ball GT ended with the descendants of Goku and Bulma
The final moments of Dragon Ball GT take place at the World Martial Arts Tournament, showing one of the series’ most important locations one last time. An older version of Pan, Gohan’s daughter and Goku’s granddaughter, is present at the event. She is accompanied by her descendant, Goku Junior, a child who looks a lot like the Dragon Ball hero of old. His adversary is none other than Vegeta Junior, the direct lineal descendant of the former Saiyan prince.
Alongside the latter is Bulma Leigh, the mother of Vegeta, Jr. and herself a descendant of the original Bulma. At the head of the Capsule Corporation, Bulma Leigh does not recognize the now old Pan. This may simply be due to the young girl’s age, but given that even Pan doesn’t recognize the descendant of her grandfather’s old friend, it says a lot about what has become of the two families.
Dragon Ball GT ending drives a wedge between son’s family and Briefs’ family
Something major must have happened for Goku’s family to stop communicating with Vegeta’s family. They were apparently the only remaining Saiyan families in their respective universes, not to mention that Goku and Bulma grew up together. If that wasn’t the case, Goku would never have left the wilds and gotten involved in the search for the Dragon Balls. This last point could be exactly why their respective families stopped seeing each other in the future.
In Dragon Ball GT’s conclusion, Goku must travel and train with Shenron in order to restore the now depleted power of the Dragon Balls. Indeed, their ability to grant wishes has been abused over the years, especially thanks to Bulma’s Dragon Radar which makes finding them easier than ever. So, Goku had to fix Bulma’s mistake and abandon his friends and family, which probably didn’t sit well with his wife Chi-Chi. This may have caused her to resent Bulma for ruining her family, and it’s possible that after Goten and Trunks’ generation friendship, the two families grew apart as a result.
This hypothesis is confirmed by the fact that Goku Jr. must search for the Dragon Balls without the aid of the Dragon Radar in Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy. If his family were still friends with the Briefs, he could have used Dragon Radar to find the restored Dragon Balls and wish Pan back to health. At the same time, if their two families were still close, the Capsule Corporation could have just paid for Pan’s medical bills. The fact that none of this happened is further evidence that the Briefs and Son families haven’t dealt with each other in a long time, suggesting that the power of the Dragon Balls eventually drove them apart. .