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Dragon Ball ZEdit
At the beginning of Dragon Ball Z, Gohan was traveling in the woods and almost fall at a waterfall but his dad Goku rescues him. Goku took Gohan to Kame House to introduce him to his old friends Krillin, Bulma, and Master Roshi. While Goku reunites and talks with his old friends, Gohan rides on Turtle's back, enjoying himself. After Goku's brother, Raditz, explains his Saiyan origins and attacks Goku with ease, he kidnaps Gohan, putting Goku at a stalemate, that if he did not kill 100 humans by the next day, Raditz would eliminate his nephew. Gohan soon gets locked up in Raditz's space pod, because Raditz cannot stand his constant crying. It is during this time that Raditz discovers that Gohan is potentially far stronger than Goku himself.
During the battle between Goku, Raditz, and Piccolo, Gohan becomes angry and breaks free of the space pod he is being held captive in when he spots Raditz torturing Goku by repeatedly kicking one of Goku's broken ribs. He delivers a devastating blow to Raditz, giving Goku and Piccolo time to kill the evil Saiyan, though Goku dies in the process as well.