When both Goten and Trunks burst into the scene during the Buu saga of dragon Ball Z, they looked to have more potential than even Gohan, as both were able to transform into a Super Saiyan at only five and six years of age.
After that when Buu started to attack, everyone put their hopes into the two children as Goku and Vegeta had died, and Gohan was believed to be dead also.
As a result the two young Saiyans learned to preform the fusion dance and became Gotenx, from there they reached heights higher than both their parents had ever done before they died, obviously that is quite different now.
Gotenx unlike Goten and Trunks, was capable of transforming into Super Saiyan 2 and is the only other character apart from Goku, to go Super Saiyan 3 as well.
Sadly they due to their immaturity they couldn’t defeat Buu, despite their incredible strength.
With so much talent at their disposal (even Gohan had to train intensely to transform into a Super Saiyan, and he is called a prodigy) its odd that we haven’t seen much from them in Super thus far.
Actually its not just that we haven’t seen improvement, but we actually have barely seen them do anything in the series to date.
Yes they have been in it, but they haven’t done anything notable in the series yet and when they have transformed into Gotenx, they don’t even use his full strength of Super Saiyan 3.
Its really weird how these two who were so determined to be great like their parents but have done so little, I can understand Gohan as he only faught to protect but for Goten and Trunks as well, its almost like they have been forgotten.
Funnily enough, Its been Gohan who has received a lot of criticism about how weak he has become, but at least he has done a lot more than what Goten and Trunks have accomplished in Super thus far.
Its actually really disappointing that we haven’t seen any improvement at all, and from the image we have seen released as the sneak peak for the next arc, we don’t see the boys amongst the other Z-Fighters getting ready for battle.
(If you wan’t to find out more about the next arc check out: https://nerds4lifeblog.com/2016/12/15/dragon-ball-super-new-arc-coming-february/)
This to me means they will not be participating in the next tournament, which is understandable as the fusion is considered cheating in tournament rules.
So I hope that if its not this upcoming arc then the next, as it would be a shame for these two who once showed so much potential, continue to show us so little.
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