Dragon Ball is a franchise that spans three decades. Generations of manga and anime fans around the world still love and follow the development of this most successful franchise. The story of the journey to find the dragon ball is gradually developed, opening up completely new ideas with a massive character system. However, in its more than 30 developments, Dragon Ball cannot avoid creating controversial moments.
10. The Moon Is Destroyed
Dragon Ball almost ignores the laws of physics or basic scientific knowledge. While this isn’t a big deal for fans, there are still moments of exaggeration that confuse people. One of them is the destruction of the Moon. Fans must remember that the Moon played a very important role in the extremely dangerous transformations of the Great Ape that the Saiyans went through. It is seen as the cause of the change, so destroying the Moon becomes the solution to help prevent the transformation into the Great Ape. However, this is a controversial detail because it goes against scientific knowledge, when the Moon has a great influence on the Earth.
9. Cell makes people wither
Each villain in Dragon Ball possesses formidable abilities in different ways. Cell is no exception when in his first appearance, because he cannot absorb Androids to perfect his strength, he uses humans as a temporary alternative source of energy. Some of the most haunting images in Dragon Ball are when Cell attacks a city and many people are drained of life, leaving only dead bodies. This made it very clear that Cell was evil.
8. Goku gives the senzu beans to Cell
Goku is always on the list of the most beloved anime characters of all time – although his innocence and chivalrous spirit sometimes push those around him into trouble. Goku likes to confront his enemies fairly, even if that enemy is Cell.
The moment Goku decided to heal Cell with a senzu head made many fans angry because it showed that his martial spirit was also extremely blind at times.
7. The battle where the supporting characters die in droves
Earth has many defenders, all of whom are trained and joined together as Vegeta and Nappa make their invasion of the planet. The heroes did their best to protect the planet, holding back the two Saiyans until Goku appeared. In this battle, the number of casualties surprised even longtime fans, because in previous arcs only one or two characters died. However, the battle with the Saiyans resulted in the death of a series of supporting characters such as Yamcha, Tien, Chiaotzu and even Piccolo. This is also the episode that opens a new phase for the franchise, when the author implicitly confirms that the characters need to have strength to survive in the world of Dragon Ball.
6. Goku witnesses Frieza murder his best friend Krillin
There are plenty of villains to come after Frieza, but the galactic tyrant has always found a way back into the story. By far, Frieza is the most persistent villain in Dragon Ball. The battle against Frieza on planet Namek is the franchise’s longest fight. It kicked off how Dragon Ball’s villains could transform and morph in a multitude of different ways. Frieza mocked Goku by killing Krillin, the pain of seeing his best friend die that made Goku a Super Saiyan. This is considered the most brutal movie scene when a kind character is brutally murdered.