Dragon Ball GT is the stepson of the Dragon Ball franchise that everyone tries to forget. The truth is, Dragon Ball GT isn’t all that bad as many would like to toss it under the rug. The truth is, there are some parts of Dragon Ball GT that aren’t horrible, in fact, it had many things that were rather good. Below are 5 things GT had that could have been awesome. Maybe some of these plots and elements could have worked if they had been done right.
5. Super Saiyan 4 was awesome
Yes, SS4 does have some problems, such as when Goku transforms from a kid to an adult and gets new clothing. I suppose it would make sense given he’s a child in GT. But Vegeta gets all new clothing and he’s an adult. This is a personal opinion of mine, but I have a theory about Super Saiyan 4. To be honest, there is a whole lot I could go into about my theory, but for the sake of this list, Super Saiyan 4 I believe in a transformation of the original Saiyan genes and not the ‘super’ Saiyan forms. While there are tons of plot holes around how Super Saiyan 4 comes about, it still with some fixes could be a rather awesome different transformation.
4. Black Star Dragon Ball had potential
The very last story told in Dragon Ball GT was about the Black Star Dragon Balls. If you haven’t seen GT basically the Earth Dragon Ball cracked due to Hell’s energy leaking on the Earth. That is combined with the overuse of selfish wishes made by people on Earth over the years. All the bad energy had become too much for the Earth Dragon Balls and when a wish was used to undo the events of the last story arc, a Black smoking Dragon appeared. The following could have been one of the best stories in Dragon Ball history. The idea of each Dragon Ball becoming a Dragon related to one of the wishes made by our heroes over the years, sort of a moral ground of what was right and what was naturally wrong to do.
3. Super Android 17
So one of the worst parts of Dragon Ball GT other than the first 13 episodes start which were boring, and weak, and the slow start was the Super Android 17 saga which resulted in hell opening up. That and a series of the biggest plot holes ever in any series. It’s rather known that most of the Dragon Ball movies are non-canon to the anime series. Many events, characters, and timelines don’t match the anime let alone the manga. While all of these problems, the Super Android 17 idea was rather kind of cool. The idea of another No. 17 being created and merging with the original 17 to create a super being stronger than Super Saiyan 4 could be something. With No. 17 having a bigger role in Super, maybe an evil 17 from another universe could happen.
2. Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta
Before GT, we had only seen the fusion dance between Goten and Trunks. The idea of Goku and Vegeta having a temp fusion was something fans wanted and we got that in the film Fusion Reborn. Of course, there are many questions as to when Vegeta learned the fusion dance, given how hard it was for Goten and Trunks to learn. You can say they were kids but still. Also, the fact that two Super Saiyan 4’s fused was awesome, but red hair? Strange but still rather cool. Here’s hoping for a Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta in Super.
1. The Baby Saga
After the rather weak Black Star Dragon Ball Saga, introducing Baby, during the Saiyan-Tuffle war, the last of the Tuffles created genetically superior life forms, parasite-like organisms, which they infused with the DNA of the Tuffle King. Many years later, Baby created Dr. Myuu to help him grow stronger. Just like with the later Shadow Dragons, it could have been a nice way to end a story arc. Of course, there is always a chance Super could introduce Baby as a future threat, a nice tie-up of the war for planet Vegeta that took place far before the series started.
There you have, 5 ways that Dragon Ball GT could have worked. Of course, it’s wishful thinking that any of these elements, plots, and characters would ever find their way into Dragon Ball Super at any time in the near future.