How Did Gohan Lose His Arm in Dragon Ball?

How Did Gohan Lose His Arm in Dragon Ball?

We all know how important Gohan is for Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball franchise. Goku’s son is one of the pivotal characters in the series and it is only natural for people to keep asking questions. Now, while most of you might have stumbled upon the question of how Gohan lost his arm in Dragon Ball Super, we have to say that he did not actually lose his arm in Dragon Ball Super, but an alternative timeline iteration of Gohan – known as Future Gohan – from Trunks’ original timeline, did. In this article, we are going to tell you how Gohan lost his arm in Dragon Ball.

Future Gohan lost his left arm during a fight with the androids in his original timeline. During the fight, Gohan took Trunks’ body and hid them both from the Androids so that they can be saved. When the androids decided to bomb the whole area to smoke them out, Gohan managed to save Truks, but lost his left arm in the process. His arm would later end up being restored.

In the remainder of this article, we are going to tell you about Future Gohan and the incident that cost him his left arm. Some spoilers are going to be present, so if you’re not fully up-to-date with the latest developments in Dragon Ball, be careful how you approach our text. For those that are, we are going to answer all the questions you might have about this topic.

Who is Future Gohan?

In Trunks’ original future timeline, Son Gohan was the only Z Fighter who survived the attack of the Androids 17 and 18. Since then, he has been trying to avenge the death of his friends. Since his father, Son Goku, died of heart disease, he is the only one Chi-Chi has left. Thirteen years after the appearance of the androids, Son Gohan starts training Vegeta’s son Trunks, who doesn’t want to watch this horror anymore.

One day, the two meet the androids at an amusement park. He faces Android 17 alone as Super Saiyan. He does well initially and is close to victory until Trunks is in danger of being killed by 18. Gohan saves him and hides. In order to kill them while hiding, the androids blow up the entire area and disappear, but the two survive.

Trunks and Son Gohan are both badly injured and Son Gohan has lost his left arm. He continues to train with Trunks for a year. But when they are near the completion of the training, the androids appear again and want to face them together. Son Gohan knocks Trunks down with a punch so that he survives.

So Gohan goes into one final battle alone, even though he knows he can’t make it. With only one arm, Gohan has a hard time fighting two enemies at once. So Son Gohan dies in his last battle in the rain. But his death was not in vain. When Trunks finds him, anger springs up in him and he, too, is now transformed into a Super Saiyan.

How does Future Gohan lose his left arm?

After the death of his father caused by a lethal heart virus, and the death of his friends at the hands of the Androids, the Dragon Balls become useless forever, due to the death of Piccolo and Kami, so the Z Fighters are unable to be revived, Gohan’s life would change drastically. It is stated that the death of Gohan’s friends, such as Piccolo and Krilin, caused him to transform into a Super Saiyan.

In this timeline, he never met Videl, nor did he go to high school to fulfill his dream of becoming a researcher. Due to Trunks’ use of the Time Machine, Son Gohan’s character and life are divided into two incarnations in different timelines (with the aforementioned Gohan living in a peaceful world and the other Gohan struggling to survive in an apocalyptic world).

Over the next thirteen years, Gohan trains himself to be able to defeat the androids, and over time, develops a close friendship with Trunks, the son of Bulma and Vegeta. As the ultimate Z Fighter, he takes it upon himself to continually challenge the Androids, even though he is outnumbered.

In the TV special, Trunks states that he is a Saiyan half-breed like him, so Gohan must understand how he feels about failing to stop the androids, and as he does so, Gohan indicates that Trunks is currently emotionally impulsive like him, when he was a child, and how he reacted the same way when his mother forbade him to train and fight alongside his friends. Gohan’s first appearance is his arrival in a city the androids had recently attacked, thirteen years after the Z Fighters had been killed.

He meets Trunks in the ruins of the city, and after hearing his pleas to learn how to fight, he agrees to take him under his wing. During a quiet day, the Androids attack an amusement park while Gohan and Trunks fly over it. The two quickly descend into the park to fight off the androids. Upon their arrival, Gohan orders Trunks to stay out of the fight.


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Just then a battle against Android 17 begins, Gohan transforms into a Super Saiyan, and despite a few lucky breaks from Android 17, within seconds, Gohan begins to gain the upper hand. However, Android 18 intervenes and Gohan quickly finds himself overwhelmed. In an attempt to help his master, Trunks joins the fight but is quickly defeated by 18.

However, before Trunks can deliver a powerful Ki blast to the young warrior, Gohan rushes in and takes the attack for himself, saving the life of his disciple. Gohan then carries an unconscious Trunks as he tries to find a place to shelter. He is successful until the Androids decide to bomb the entire area with the goal of driving them out of hiding. Gohan manages to protect Trunks and stay hidden but loses one of his arms. This is the story of how Future Gohan lost his arm in his timeline. Most of this was shown under the Dragon Ball Super banner, but it doesn’t have anything to do with the main timeline.

Does Future Gohan get his arm back?

In the video game Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai – Another Road, we find out that Future Gohan is revived and that he has his left arm fully restored. Still, seeing how this is an alternative future video game, the canon status of this story remains unclear at this point in time. Future Gohan does get his arm back, but we don’t know whether it’s canon or not.

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