Top 10 Times Dragon Ball Went Too Far



Top 10 Times Dragon Ball Went Too Far

VOICE OVER: Ashley Bowman
We're shocked somebody didn't use the Dragon Balls to undo these moments! Join Ashley as we look over the times where the Dragon Ball franchise may have crossed a line, including scenes such as "Teleporting into Bulma's Room", "Goku's First Girl", "Offering Bulma to Old Kai", and more!
Script written by Alex Crilly-Mckean

Top 10 Times Dragon Ball Went Too Far

Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we are counting down our picks for the Top 10 Times Dragon Ball Went Too Far.

For this list, we’re going over the times that the Dragon Ball franchise may have overstepped the mark with its content. Full disclosure, this is mainly going to involve Bulma and some rather unfortunate decisions made during DB’s earlier years. Hard core fans, you already know what’s up. Think we missed out on a kaio-ken catastrophe? Let us know in the comments.

#10: The Dead Puppy

You can blow up planets, wipe out civilisations, even kill the farmer with the shotgun, but to take out such a precious puppo? That’s a step too far. Mainly a vehicle to show that the once monstrous entity of Majin Buu is capable of change, this fluffy companion became collateral damage when a crazed gunman unloaded a whole armory on Buu’s home. While the puppy would ultimately be revived, the sight of Mr Satan holding its lifeless body was one of the darker moments in the series’ canon. No androids or aliens, just evil humans shooting an innocent dog.

#9: Offering Bulma to Old Kai

Goku can be a sneaky bastard when wants to be. In order to get the Old Kai’s aid in the fight against Majin Buu, Goku strikes a deal that promises he gets to kiss a beautiful woman in return. So naturally he offers up both Gohan’s girlfriend and Vegeta’s wife. It’s hard to say if Goku really had a grasp of what he was doing here or not, only that we’re pretty sure Videl and Bulma would take major umbrage with being offered up as prizes without consent. Kind of a miracle that Vegeta didn’t Big Bang Attack his face off for this little stunt!

#8: Teleporting into Bulma’s Room

While this scene does make for a nice call-back to some of that old school DB comedy that we all miss, it also has echoes of all the other times Bulma unwittingly ended up in some rather…awkward situations. With his instant transmission technique going haywire, Goku accidentally lands in Bulma’s room…just as she comes out of the shower. He might have been able to talk his way out of it if he hadn’t decided to make a certain comment about Bulma’s wayward chest. Oof, low blow man.

#7: Goku’s First Girl

On the one hand, this entire interaction is perfectly fitting with young Goku’s character. He’s an alien, he’s an isolated child, and he has never encountered a female human before, so naturally he’s going to be curious about her lack of a tail and…other distinguishing features. And yet, there’s still no getting around that Goku snooping around Bulma’s lower regions does get a little uncomfortable to watch, especially when he gets all handsy. Wonder if this was his go-to move when conceiving Gohan…

#6: Russian Roulette

Guns are certainly a thing in Dragon Ball, often used by the poor fools about to get wasted by one of the main characters. And while they’ve never spelled doom for a Saiyan, watching someone play a game of Russian Roulette, and lose, makes for a rather unusual viewing experience, especially if you’re a 90s kid just trying to watch some anime. We get that it’s supposed to be a gag, but come on, challenging Goku to a game of chance before blowing your brains out? This was the weirdest and most disturbing side quest we’ve seen Goku tackle.

#5: Motorboating 18

Roshi really must have a death wish. He’s so dedicated to his perverted ways that he’d happily incur the wrath of an android just for the chance to cop a feel. And he does. Seeking his chance with a now reformed Android 18, the turtle hermit goes all in. Hope it was worth it, since grabbing a feel of 18’s bountiful CPU rewards him with a broken neck and a blow that sends him flying into the side of the ship. Come on man, at least have the decorum to wait until her daughter leaves the room!

#4: Oolong Becomes Bulma

After all the crap they’ve pulled, it really is a miracle that Vegeta hasn’t at least turned Oolong into roast pork by now. With just as much of a perverted streak as Roshi, combined with the ability to transform, it seems only natural that we’d get a moment like this. After Bulma asks him to distract Roshi for her, Oolong takes things one step further by turning into a buster version of her, playboy bunny suit included, before showing off the goods.

#3: Pulling Down Bulma's Top

One of the most paused moments in all of anime, and yet another reason for Bulma to reevaluate her social circle. In order to overcome an invisible enemy, Krillin has the brilliant idea to make use of one of Roshi’s legendary nosebleeds to expose the fight. How does he bring about such a nosebleed? By pulling down Bulma’s top in full view of everyone. We doubt this technique would have worked as well against the likes of Frieza, but then again, you never know.

#2: Krillin’s Golden Shower

There are a lot of WTF moments in the older Dragon Ball movies, but Dead Zone might take the cake. Not because Garlic Jr or any of his cronies are particularly interesting, it’s because a very young Gohan spends half of the movie drunk off his ass due to fermented apples! While that may not seem so offensive, the fact that he goes on to pee in Krillin’s mouth for no reason whatsoever…yeah, not going to lie, that’s just plain weird.

#1: Bulma’s Final Flash

The one moment in DB history that will live in infamy forever, one that we imagine Bulma would do anything to erase. In order to get her hands on Roshi’s Dragon Ball, Bulma agrees to show off her underwear. Which she does. Repeatedly. The real kicker here is that, for some reason, Bulma failed to grasp that she wasn’t wearing underwear at the time, and as such gives Roshi more of an eyeful than he ever could have anticipated. Oh Toriyama, you rascal.