Dragon Ball Z, which originally aired from 1989-1996 in Japan, is a true pop culture phenomenon in a way that the original series (Dragon Ball) and the two sequel series (Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super) are not. The show spawned seas of merchandise, countless video game adaptations, and legions of fans across the globe. All of this hinges on the series' protagonist, Goku - or Son Goku, to be precise.
One would be forgiven for thinking Goku was a hero in the traditional sense of the word, and in many ways he is. The Saiyan is pure of heart, with genuine resilience to boot. The show wouldn't be what it is without him, and yet - Goku is kind of the worst. He constantly makes selfish decisions based on his infatuation - or dependence - on fighting, he's something of a dunce throughout the show, he's a negligent husband, and it cannot be denied that Goku is a bad father.
Everybody loves Goku, yes, but he is just terrible. Here are some of the many reasons why Goku is the worst.
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He Gives Cell A Senzu Bean Before The Villain Fights Gohan
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He Is A Terrible Husband
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He Is A Terrible Parent
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He Almost Perishes From A Heart Virus Due To His Stupidity
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He Lets The Androids Be Built So He Can Fight Them
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He'd Rather Stay In The Afterlife Than Be Revived