Is Dragon Ball Tremendous’s new “Tremendous Hero” story arc ruining the character of Trunks as we all know him? If you have not been following occasions within the Dragon Ball franchise not too long ago, the brand new manga arc is serving as a prequel to the current Dragon Ball Tremendous: Tremendous Hero film that was launched in theaters final yr. A part of that story is offering expanded context about what was occurring on Earth, whereas Goku and Vegeta have been away combating the epic battles of the previous couple of manga arcs. And, because it seems, Trunks and his buddy Goten have been fairly busy, certainly!

The primary chapter of Dragon Ball Tremendous’s new Tremendous Hero arc particulars how Trunks and Goten are spending their teenage years, balancing between the calls for of college and teenage angst, and their moonlight quest as costumed superheroes, holding the town protected of their fathers’ absence. Trunks, particularly, has been proven to be residing a Peter Parker/Spider-Man sort of life, together with his hero actions doing all the things from getting him in bother in school for tardiness, to costing him a date with the woman he actually needs to take out. Evidently, it is a very completely different aspect of Trunks than we have seen earlier than – however is it new dimension of the character?

Trunks actually grew to become a breakout hit icon of the Dragon Ball collection in Dragon Ball Z, which launched us to Future Trunks, a younger grownup model of Vegeta’s son, who grew up at nighttime future overrun by Dr. Gero’s androids. Future Trunks was a badass, sword-toting warrior from a dystopian future, where he was trianed and hardened by a Future model of Gohan. That Future Trunks character made a return in Dragon Ball Tremendous (albeit barely completely different), hailing from yet one more darkish alternate future, overrun by rogue Kai, Zamasu. Both method, Dragon Ball followers have come to know and love Future Trunks as THE definitive Trunks. The kid model of Trunks was all the time a cute apart, however by no means something near the Future Trunks character.

Now, Dragon Ball Tremendous’s new “Tremendous Hero” arc is re-defining Trunks fully, making far much less an echo of Vegeta, and extra like Gohan, together with his Nice Siayaman tremendous hero persona and work/life/combating stability points.

Is Dragon Ball Tremendous Ruining Trunks?


In a current interview, even Dragon Ball Tremendous’s mangaka, Toyotarou, admitted that he would by no means have considered Trunks as a teenage character working round in an excellent hero costume, as that was not the impression of Trunks he had from Dragon Ball Z. It was truly Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama who insisted on Trunks getting this new elment of his character explored.


On the one hand, it needs to be akin to legislation to belief in Toriyama wherever Dragon Ball is anxious. Then again, Dragon Ball Tremendous hasn’t been with out its fair proportion of criticism for not dealing with the bigger ensemble of Dragon Ball Z character arcs in addition to it has targeted on Goku and Vegeta. That leaves loads of room for doubt that this Tremendous Hero manga arc centered on Trunks will revolutionize the character – particularly since Trunks and Goten did not play that a lot of a big function within the Tremendous Hero film. Dragon Ball is usually laden by its personal highly effective iconography – and Future Trunks is a major instance of why.

Dragon Ball Tremendous’s new manga arc is free on-line to learn.