Gohan has to be one of the most loved and hated characters in the Dragon Ball universe, this is mainly because fans know how much potential he has, yet Gohan has still been pretty useless in Dragon Ball Super thus far, but with this new saga confirming more Gohan, then will we get to see him show us all that potential again and achieve a new form as well?
As we know at the end of the Cell Saga, Gohan was undoubtably the strongest character, defeating Cell and being the only one able to awaken Super Saiyan 2 at the time.
From there Gohan was to stop training and become significantly weaker when the Buu saga began however by the end of Buu, Gohan was by far the strongest non-fused Z-fighter, unlocking his Ultimate form thanks to his training with the Elder Kai.
But yet again we see Gohan weaker than ever when Dragon Ball Super begins, its even to the point where he admits he may even be unable to go Super Saiyan during Freiza’s attack.
Even though he did manage to transform into a Super Saiyan against Frieza, many fans still found this unacceptable, but lately we have had many hints throughout Super suggesting that Gohan is in fact returning to his amazing self.
Most importantly we wee him ready to fight in his orange Gi for the first time throughout the series in an image announcing the new Universal Survival arc, but this got me wondering, will we see something new from Gohan as well as just a return?
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As we know if Gohan was to regain his Ultimate form, it would be pretty useless in comparison to all the god forms, which was evident in the Dragon Ball Z Battle of the Gods movie, when he rushed at Berus and was easily brushed aside.
So Gohan needs something new and as we always see when it comes to Gohan, he manages to find different avenues to make himself strong, in comparison to the other Saiyans.
For example on Namek, Gohan was the only Saiyan to have his inner potential released by Lord Guru, while in the Cell saga as I mentioned before, he was the only one to unlock Super Saiyan 2 and finally in the Buu saga, Gohan was the only one to unlock his Ultimate (Mystic) form and never fuses.
Therefore, I believe Gohan will have to have a new form, as he somehow always ends up being slightly different to the other Saiyans, yet just as strong if not stronger.
We have seen Goku have two forms in the new series (Super Sayain God and Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan) While Vegeta has also had an upgrade with SDGSS as well.
We also got to see future Trunks return and train momentarily under Vegeta, where he unlocked a new unseen form as well. Trunks’s transformation seems to be a combination of his old Ascended Saiyan form, and Super Saiyan Blue.
So if Trunks was given a new transformation then why wouldn’t Gohan get one too? As we know its easy from Gohan to become a Super Saiyan God, all he needs is help from his fellow Saiyans however, I doubt anyone will ever use this again; due to it taking up too much time to set up for a fight.
Super Saiyan 3 is another form that looks to be done and dusted, with it barley being able to last a minute against Berus, not even Gotenx is ever seen using that form anymore either.
Also for Gohan to achieve Super Sayan Blue, it would be too simple and we have already seen it before, that’s why I feel Trunks’s form was different to Goku’s and Vegeta’s.
Therefore, I believe Gohan will also have something new but at the same time, I have no doubt that he will regain his Ultimate form, but then we should see something new as well later on.
Gohan is too loved by Dragon Ball fans for us to see nothing from him or just a quick fix, and with all those hints and then the conformation that we are going to see more of him to come in the near future, we should expect a lot from Gohan.
So for Gohan to actually be relevant again, we must see him with a new form to rival the others he will be facing, as whoever he will be fighting will also be contesting against Goku and Vegeta, then Gohan too would need to be at a similar level, and thats why I think we should expect to see a new form for him.
Do you to believe Gohan will get a new form in the next arc like Trunks did in the Zamasu saga? Please let us know in the comments below.
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