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Dragon Ball GT Summary

By Andrew Gerhardt

Dragon Ball GT closes the popular series in Dragon Ball with an introduction to another set of dragon balls and the reintroduction of Emperor Pilaf.  Dragon Ball GT, short for Dragon Ball Grand Tour, first aired in Japan on January 7, 1996.  Akira Toriyama, the creator of the Dragon Ball series, did not lead in the production of this series.  It is believed that the only reason for the creation of GT was so that people would still be interested when the new Dragon Ball Video game “Dragon Ball: Final Bout” was released.  Since the success Dragon Ball, new producers lead in the productions of GT without Akira Toriyama heading in the productions.  The first few episodes were not popular with the viewers for the lack of action and story line, interest picked up as the Z warriors traveled across the galaxy. 

             Tens years has passed since the end of the Dragon Ball Z series.  Goten, Gohan, and Trunks are grown up living out their daily lives in the big city.  Gohan is married to Videl, Mr. Satan’s daughter, and have a daughter of their own, Pan.  Goku is training with Uubu as Mr. Popo and Dende watches nervously as Goku and Uubu are causing tremendous damage to the tower.  After stopping for a few minutes, Goku walks around the tower to notice Emperor Pilaf has grabbed the Ultimate Dragon Balls that was in an urn and has called the dragon.  The Ultimate Dragon Balls, also known as the Black Star Dragon Ball, was created by Kami-sama before he was purified.  Emperor Pilaf is outraged to see how big Goku has gotten and believes that he is here to stop him from making his wish again.  Pilaf orders Shuu and Mai to shoot the robot missiles, which was easily caught by Goku.  Pilaf, blinded by his rage insanely wishes that Goku was smaller so he would be easier to defeat.  The dragon says “So be it” turning Goku into a child again.  After the wish is granted, the Dragon Balls are scattered across the universe.  Dende and Mr. Popo are confused as they come across a child Goku.  Kaiou-sama mentions the only way to reverse the wish is to gather the Ultimate Dragon Balls, and to keep the world from blowing up.  

          Goku meets up with all his friends back at his house, which makes Chi Chi mad since she thinks this is a rude trick on her since Goku looks much younger then her.  As the Z team fixes up the Space ship that Bulma has built, Pan is mad that she cannot go with Goku to help him out to find the balls.  She kicks the ship putting a dent in it but covers it up with a cart.  She flies off with Goku following closely behind her but escapes him when two thugs kidnap Goku.  The two thugs tries all day to call in their ransom, but gets no luck.  They are later scared off when Goku brings them a phone booth when they are looking for one.  The next day, Goku and Trunks climb aboard the space ship as Goten finishes up his phone call out side the ship.  Pan waits for Goku and Trunks to enter the ship so she can blast off with out getting kicked off the ship.  This begins Goku and his team search for the Ultimate dragon balls. Goku and the team travel across the galaxy coming across many enemies and making friends on his search of the seven Ultimate Dragon Balls.  One of the friends they make is a little robot they later name Gill.  Gill ate the trio’s dragon radar for energy and Trunks told it to come with them since it will act as a large dragon radar.  It helps them have an advance warning of up coming dangers and adds a comic effect to the story.  The trio arrives home with all seven Ultimate Dragon Balls in their possession, happy to be home with their love ones.  Goku gives Dende the Ultimate Dragon Balls so he can make the wish to save the world but Dende has a smirk on his face.  Little does Goku know that the whole world is not feeling it self lately. 

Baby, an enemy Goku and his friends come across in the galaxy has made his way to earth, planted eggs inside all the people on Earth to become his slave.  Goku, unable to contain SSJ3 form long in his child form looses the first battle with Baby.  He goes under training to learn to hold this form longer then has been able to.  After his training is completed, he is teleported to the new planet Plant that Baby has created to look like the old planet Plant.  Goku and Baby Vegita fight with Goku loosing.  Goku is outraged that he can not save planet Earth that he transforms into a Golden Oozaru and starts trashing the planet.  Pan flies in front of Goku in his transformed state and begs for him to stop, crying his finger.  Goku looks up at the Earth again and a golden yellow glow engulfs his body as lightning shoots across the sky.  The cliff Goku was on crumbles underneath Goku’s feet and when the dust rests, Goku has transformed into his SSJ4 self.  Goku looks like his adult for with long black hair, and an ape like body with dust red coat.  Pan wishes for Goku to stop Baby Vegita, and Goku mentions he should have the power to stop him.  Goku and Baby Vegita fight with Baby Vegita about to loose until Bulma steps in to save her husband by transforming him into the Golden Oozaru.  Baby goes crazy in this new form destroying his own city and planet.  Kaiou-bit, one of Goku’s training partner, teleports to Dende’s Palace to get some water that will cure all evil in someone.  He then teleports back to planet Plant to transform all of Baby’s slaves back to their normal self.  SSJ4 Goku finally defeats Baby when Baby tries to escape in a space ship which Goku destroys with a Kamehame-ha blast.  The whole world is turned back to normal when Kaiou-bit sprinkles the water on the Earth removing the Baby’s egg and control over them.  The Planet Earth is about to blow up, leaving SSJ4 Goku and Kaiou-bit teleporting people and animals to the planet Plant.  They are able to get everyone to the planet when Goku realizes there is one last person on the planet.  Piccolo contacts Gohan to let him know that he is going to stay on the planet when it blows up and die so the Ultimate Dragon Balls can never be used again.  As long as Piccolo is alive, anyone can use those dragon balls.  Piccolo also tells Gohan how proud he is of him by how strong Gohan has got.  He wishes him goodbye as the planet blows up.  After Dende’s dragon balls are able to be used again, Dende wishes the Earth to be restored and all the people back to the Earth.  

The next fighting tournament begins with Goku in the kids competition and Pan in the Adults.  Goku is defeated when the kid accidentally bumps into him when he was talking to Goku, then tickled to where he falls out of boundaries.  Pan, having more luck then Goku defeats her opponents with little problems.  She then pulls herself out of the competition when an announcer asks her how she would feel taking over her father’s position.  With fear of herself looking like Mr. Satan, she pulls herself out of the competition.  The final round is between Uubu and Mr. Satan.  Uubu is about to finish Mr. Satan off when he realizes that Mr. Satan is the Earth’s hero and if he defeats him, all the world will look down on Mr. Satan.  Uubu lets Mr. Satan punch him out of the ring so Mr. Satan will win the competition and the audience applause.  Mr. Satan is awarded the strongest person on the Earth once again. 

Dr. Gero and another evil scientist in the home for the internal losers combine powers to create the ultimate warrior to get their revenge on Goku for defeating them.  They create another #17 so the two can merge together to become Super 17.  Goku goes and fights Cell and Freeza, who both think they have gotten strong enough to defeat Goku.  Both are defeated by Goku with little problem.  Goku comments on this mentioning how quickly this fight when.  On Earth, #17 kills both Kurrinin and #18 when #18 would not join him in conquering the world like they were supposed.  #18 crawls to her dead husband and holds his hand as she dies in the street with him.  The two #17 merges together to become Super 17 which both Vegita and Gohan cannot stop.  Goku wishes to go back to Earth, but is not able to return for some reason.  Goku finally returns to Earth, saying he was able to since the food tasted so bad down there.  Goku then fights 17 until he kills Him with the Kamehame-ha blast that pierces 17’s chest.  Once the fight is over, the Z team gathers the dragon balls to wish all those killed by 17 back to life.  The dragon balls did not work like they usually do, as they are cracked and blue smoke pours out of the dragon balls. 

Another dragon comes out of the dragon balls, and tells the people he doesn’t care about the wishes and creates 7 dragons, each with a dragon ball. Kaiou-bit mentions to everyone that the reason behind this is that each time they make a wish, evil is brought into the ball and causes the ball to crack like it did today.  Kaiou-bit mentions if Bulma never did create the dragon radar, this would have never happened but Bulma says that she couldn’t do it all on her own, Goku helped her.  Goku, thinking that he had a part on this, tells them that he has to do what he has to do.  Goku takes off after each of the dragon to defeat them.  Goku flies across the world defeating each dragon as he goes along.  Vegita, still disappointed that he is not able to turn SSJ4, has Bulma build a device that will be able to turn him into a SSJ4 just like Goku.  Goku, coming a long the last dragon, Li-Shenlon who absorbed all the dragon balls to become perfect.  

          Goku, unable to defeat Li-Shenlon on his home sees Vegita coming and wonders what he is doing here.  Bulma fires a ray at Vegita that transforms Vegita into a SSJ4.  Goku and Vegita uses the Fusion technique to turn into Gojiita SSJ4 that is the ultimate fighter in the series.  Gojitta can only stay in this form for twenty minutes when it turns back into both Vegita and Goku.  This has been the longest anyone has been able to last against Gojiita when it is perfect.  Li-Shenlon destroys Goku, Vegita, and their friends.  Pan and the rest of people watching are told to leave for their own safety.   Goku, back as a kid again, powers up for his Spirit Bomb attack.  He asks all the characters that he had met on the search for the dragon balls to help him to defeat this dragon before it destroys the whole galaxy.   Goku gets the energy needed to complete the Spirit Bomb and destroys the Evil Dragon.  With that, the dragon balls return back to normal, Shenlon returns and mentions there will be no more wishes for 100 years.  Goku makes a deal with the dragon to make one more wish.  He wishes for everything to return like it was before the dragons destroyed the Earth in replace for his own life.  The dragon grants it and tells Goku to hop onto his back.  Goku wishes everyone goodbye as only Vegita and Pan understand what Goku is about to do.  

          Goku flies over Tenshinhan and Chauzu, Yamcha fixing his car.  He stops by in the Home for the internal losers and thanks Piccolo for everything, and wishes him goodbye with a powerful hand shack.  Goku stops by Master Roshi’s island to duel with Kurrinin one last time.  After Kurrinin gets one good hit in, Goku vanishes back to Shenlon and falls asleep on top of his head.  All seven -dragon balls circle around Goku as they get absorbed into his body.  The four star ball, believed to have his grand father’s spirit circles Goku’s head and then is absorbed into his forehead.  

            100 years has passed since Goku traded his life for the world’s life.  Goku jr. and Vegita jr. are competing in the tournament as Pan, old and full of spirit, watches his grandson battle on.  As she looks at the bottom row, Goku is sitting there watching the two fighters battle with all their heart.  Pan tries to go say hello to her grandfather, but he vanishes before she could get there.  As GT closes, you see Goku walking out of the arena as a young adult smiling at what he has seen. 


Another summary on DB GT:

In Kami's Lookout Gokuh and Ubuu are having a massive battle.  It just about destroys the whole floating planet. We see how much stronger Ubuu has become since DBZ. From the side of Kami's Lookout there are three robot's that hole people in them. Non other than the great Emperor Pilaf and his two trusty assistants Myuu and Shou. They have come to find that ultimate Dragonballs. We see how much Pilaf has aged since Dragonball. Gokuh and Ubuu come out of the battle area to be met by Dende and Mr. PoPo. Gokuh and Ubuu faint from exhaustion. Now, Pilaf finds the Dragonballs and explains to his assistance that they were made before Piccolo split so these Dragonballs are twice as powerful. Ubuu says good-bye to every one and then leaves. Gokuh eats a huge meal and then says farewell to his friends. Pilaf has gathered all the dragonballs together and has summoned Super Shenron. He is s giants red Dragon that looks transparent. Gokuh is leaving and runs into Pilaf. Pilaf's assistance knows who he is immediately, but Pilaf is uncertain.  Gokuh does not notice the Shenron and implies what Pilaf is doing. When Pilaf finds out that this is the same Son Gokuh who has stopped him from ruling the world in the past he goes nuts and fires missiles at Gokuh. Gokuh easily stops them and this gets Pilaf very upset. Pilaf says that he wishes that Gokuh was a kid again so that he could beat him. Well, Shenron takes this wish seriously and turns Gokuh back into a child. Shenron then bids a farewell and the Dragonballs fly off. Kaio, Dende, Popo, and Gokuh are talking and Kaio and Popo reveal that these Dragonballs scatter all over the Universe and not just all over the planet. Gokuh though does not seem to mind much and flies away. Kaio utters though that Gokuh does not realize how serious this is.

We are now taken to a building where men are holding a building hostage. At the same time we see Pan-Chan and her date walking down a road. They are headed to see a movie. When they arrive the learn that the movie theater is off limits due to the back robbery. Pan-chan of course being very angry takes off to go fight the bank robbers. She easily defeats them all. During the fight though Gokuh arrived and attempted to fight, but each time got stopped by Pan because she thought he was just a little kid. Well, after the fight Pan's date runs away in fear and she begins to cry. Just then Master Roshi shows up and at the same time Pan and Gokuh utter his name. Well, as Kamesennin walks over he has to be his normal self and walk through the crowd of all the pretty girls and touch every single one of them. Gokuh finds this funny, but Pan is very embarrassed. Gokuh utters that he never changes and Kamesennin wonders who this kid is. When Gokuh tells him it doesn't sink in right away, but after a moment Kamesennin grabs Gokuh and hugs him and twirls him around.  Pan is amazed and will not believe that this is her grandpa. She is in shock when Gokuh realizes who she is.  

 Back at Gokuh's house Videl, Gohan, Chi Chi, Pan, and Gokuh have joined.  Chi Chi feels that it is a conspiracy against her because Gokuh already lives longer than her and now he has to go and turn into a little kid. Gohan asks Gokuh if he will search for the dragonballs and Gokuh is uncertain. Kaio then calls for Gokuh and tells him that if within one year all the black star dragonballs are not gathered that Earth will blow up.  

 Trunks is just returning from a meeting and is being greeted by all of his employes.  They are congratulating him and telling him of all his other meetings. Every single girl who works there is staring at Trunks and comenting about what a hunk he is. Trunks doesn't look very happy though and when he gets to the elevator he tells everyone to leave him alone for a while. When he gets in him office he sits down to rest when a man carrying a stack of books comes in. He asks Trunks to look over them and leaves before Trunks can really get in a form of response. Then Trunks secratary comes and reads Trunks schedule for the day. Trunks stands up and has an evelish look on his face. He opens the window and flies out it. Trunks flies over the town and off into the distance.  

 Back at Gokuh's house Goten is talking to his new girlfriend when we see Chi Chi, Gokuh, Gohan, and Videl talking. Chi Chi is relieved that Gokuh will be able to leave the next day. Gokuh doesn't want to go, but of course Chi Chi takes charge and tells him he has to. He suggests that all they have to do is to get the regular DB and move everyone to a new planet. Videl jumps in though and asks for that to be a last resort and everyone agrees. Gohan then mentions that he will be going also and Pan wants to go then, but is told no. Videl and Gokuh then bicker. A little later everyone is working on the space ship. We are told by Bulma that it is just a 3 person ship. Outside of Capsule Corp. there is a man spying on the door to CC. Out walks Vegeta who looks very different then in DBZ. We learn that they are looking for Pan. Meanwhile, Pan is trying to find someone to help, but no one needs it. She gets upset and kicks one of the walls. Well when she does this she puts a dent in the ship and knocks  an engine loose. She quickly puts something in front of the dent. Pan is bored so she leaves the building and the man who was looking for her goes to get her. Gokuh comes running after pan because he wants to go with her. More than once Pan says no. The man hides in some bushes right in front of Pan and Gokuh. The man jumps out to get Pan just as she flies away so instead he grabs Gokuh. Pan goes to see her Grandpa Satan and when she gets there to take out her anger takes on all of the men in his martial arts class. After beating them all she challenges Satan, but Satan weasel's out by saying he has a cold. Then men have now taken Gokuh to eat while two of the men discuss who this kid is. They come to the conclusion that he is an illegitament child. They phone Bulma, but she takes it as though Gokuh is lost. Now Pan and Mr. Satan are discussing how everyone treats Videl like a child. They are at a restaurant and when the waitress brings them there drink we see that Videl has ordered coffee and Mr.  Satan has ordered some sort of shake.  Mr. Satan then gets Pan all riled up.  Meanwhile, Gokuh has taken one of the men to an amusement park. During this the other man calls CC again only to get Vegeta on the line. Vegeta tells the guy to do whatever he wants with Gokuh and then hangs up. The two men and Gokuh are driving when Gokuh says that he should get home. The man though says that he wants to make one more phone call. When they cannot find a phone Gokuh flies away to get one. He comes back carrying a pay phone and the two men come to the conclusion that Gokuh is a monster. They then hop into their car and drive away.  

 Back at the CC we see Trunks fly out of his window, but he stops because he sees Vegeta. Vegeta then gets together Trunks and Goten and tells them that they are going with Gokuh to find the DB. He says that he asked Gohan to switch with them. He also tells Goten to forget about his date and tells Trunks that Bulma can take care of the company. Gokuh, Trunks, and Goten stand in front of the ship while Bulma, Gohan, Vegeta, Bra, Chi Chi, and Videl look on. Videl wonders where Pan is. Right as they are about to get on the ship Goten's phone rings and it is his girlfriend. He tries to explain why he canceled their date while Trunks and Gokuh board the ship. The two go up to the ship second level only to find Pan in the control room. With Goten still outside Pan pressed the ignition button and the spaceship takes off. Goten is sent flying through the air and then tells his date that it looks like they are still on for the night. As the ship flies out of view a part flies off the ship and lands next to  Bulma. Bulma has a look of shock on her face and then looks of in the distance at the ship.   

 On the space ship Trunks is chasing Pan around for the control panel key. Pan points out that he she knows he wants it so that he could turn around the ship. After much chasing Trunks finally catches Pan. Pan though drops the key down her shirt so that Trunks cannot get to it. Back on Earth Chi Chi is wondering about how Gokuh and Pan are doing. At the same time Bulma is trying to find where the part that feel of the ship came from. On the ship Pan is cleaning and talking about how everyone has to chip in. At the end of her talk the ship starts to shake. The group looks out the window only to see one of the engine's falling off. Back on Earth Bulma has found that the part was part of the main control rocket. Trunks takes command of the ship though and flies towards the closest planet. Trunks manages to pull of a semi clean landing. Next, Trunks, Gokuh, and Pan are walking through a town. We learn that the planet is called Imegga. There is a massive market and Trunks and Gokuh decide that they  will rest for the day and fix the ship the next day. After they say this a mob of people charge after them and dress them in close. Everyone is trying to sell them something. When Trunks mention's that they need a part for there ship everyone tries to sell them one. Trunks finally buys what he needs and then they are off to a hotel. They three of them sneak into a hotel not sure what to expect. They are met by the desk clerk. Trunks asks if there is a room available. Trunks then mentions about how he was forced to buy more than he wanted. The clerk then talked to him about the merchants and said that he would not find such vendors in his hotel. So Trunks, Pan, and Gokuh are brought up to their room. It is a gigantic room that could fit many more than three. Trunks jumps onto the bed, Pan goes to take a shower and of course Gokuh goes to eat. Trunks turns on the TV and he sees the countries leader Don Kea. He wonders if the country is lead by a dictator. pan then comes out to tell Trunks that t he water will not turn off.  Trunks jumps out of the bed, but is attached to a chain.  Then Pan and Trunks notice that Meters are attached to everything. The refrigerator that Gokuh has opened is filling up the room with food and will not stop. The meters are charging them for everything that they use. Quickly Trunks grabs Pan and Gokuh and they fly out of the hotel.  

 It is night time and the three of them are standing outside.  It is raining and Gokuh and Pan are fighting. They all decide to go back to the ship, Pan though leans against a wall and she falls into a house. They are met by two parents and their two children. We find out that the ruler is Don Kea. He is a very greedy king. Everything that everyone has is leased from the king and that is why people need to make money so they can pay the lease. Prices though are very high. During the talk though robots come along and take the people's house because they were not able to pay the rent. We also learn that things were not like this before Don Kea and any threat or attack made against him will result in severe punishment. The next day Trunks, Pan, and Gokuh are walking back to their ship. Pan wonders if there is a DB on the planet and Gokuh also urges Trunks to check the dragon radar. As Trunks pulls it out he is startled by a noise and drops the radar. A little robot who is half buried in the grou nd eats the radar to replenish its energy.  Trunks grabs the radar,  but then the three of them see their space ship being pulled away. The robot gets away and Trunks and Pan chase it. Finally Gokuh chases it, but by the time he is caught their ship has already been taken.

Trunks, Gokuh, and Pan are still out in the desert. Gokuh suggest that he can catch up to their ship by using teleportation. So Gokuh, Pan, and Trunks go up onto of a cliff and Gokuh finds the ship. When Gokuh teleports though he is just brought about 20 feet above the rock and then they fall to the ground. This happens one more time. Trunks than points out that the reason is because the DB's brought Gokuh back before he mastered teleportation. Back at Don Kea's palace he is eating when his two assistants Velajin and Ziguel. They report to Don Kea that they recovered the ship he spotted a few days earlier. They go on to say that there is nothing of value on board and that it is virtually useless. Don Kea then tells them to at least sell it to a scrap yard so that they can make some money off of the ship.

Gokuh, Pan, and Trunks have followed the ship and are at Don Kea's palace. They sneak in and are discussing where the ship would be. Gokuh spots the ship and three fly down to get a closer look. The Z gang walk all around the ship and guards are everywhere. Finally they get close enough and Pan decides that it is time to get the ship. As she is running though a can tossed by one of the guards hits Pan on the head and causes here to cry. Trunks grabs Pan and covers her mouth. When Pan finally stops though a big rock falls on Trunks's head knocking him over. When he falls the robot in his backpack wakes up and starts talking. The guards here and go to get the intruders. The three of them easily beat up on all the guards. Gokuh cuts loose the ship and it lands in the back of a hover craft. Pan drives the craft while Gokuh and Trunks are on top. Pan knocks into everything and everyone is running away. Velajin and Ziguel each fire a ki blast at the ship which Gokuh easily knocks away. The blast goes flying after it hits the two and a mysterious person at the top of the building easily knocks it away. He then wonders whether Gokuh is a Saiya-Jin. Back at Don Kea's palace Don Kea talks to Velajin and Ziguel and asks why he pays them so much. They then tell Don Kea that they have pictures of the intruders. We also learn that they man who knocked away Gokuh's blast is named Professor Ledgic and it seems as though Don Kea fears him. Trunks tries to fix the ship, but he needs to buy some parts. So the three Saiya-Jin go into town to get the parts. When the people see them they all close up their shops and run away. Pan, Gokuh, and Trunks then see wanted signs of them all over the town, but the pictures have been altered to show them with guns, knifes, and making obscene gestures. The police then chase after the three Saiya-Jin.

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