Dragon Ball Family
The Dragon Ball family has grown and aged over the years

With Dragon Ball Super’s last few episodes coming up, we now learn that the God of Destruction Beerus’s attendant (spoiler incoming), Whis, has taken Goku under his tutelage.

The recent continuation Akira Toriyama’s masterpiece after a 20-year hiatus sees the 30-year-old manga series kick things up a notch for the earth dwelling Saiyans. Set in the aftermath of the Buu saga, Goku is now the strongest person in the universe.

Or is he?

This time, not only are the Z fighters dealing with stiff competition among themselves along with a powerful god, they are also seeing trouble brewing and spilling out from other universes.

Now, in gaming terms, let’s take a quick analysis on the “bosses” Goku had to face and the masters/guides he has unlocked which nurtured him to who he is now, a Super Saiyan God.

Boss 1: King Pilaf 

Emperor Pilaf

It is always a tougher opponent initially stronger than Goku paving the path for our protagonist to get closer in achieving Godhood. In the beginning of the series, however, it was often the silliest of villains who got the job done. At the age of 10 (or 12 depending on the versions) the manga’s antagonists were mere power-hungry mortals in the form of bandits, gangsters and a green monkey Napoleon wanna be proclaiming itself as Emperor Pilaf. Upon imprisonment, Goku discovers his hidden Saiyan powers and transforms into the Great Ape on a full moon night, wrecks havoc at Pilaf’s palace before Yamcha had to chop his tail off to prevent further damage.

Unlocked Master Roshi

Master Roshi
One of Roshi’s totally unorthodox but extremely effective training method was delivering milk

Prior to meeting the perverted but well-respected turtle master, Goku trained by himself in the deep jungles. Roshi, seeing the boy’s capabilities and upon discovering that he is his late student, Son Gohan’s adopted grandson, takes him under his wings and trains him up for the 21st World Martial Arts Tournament.