Dragon Ball GT showed us one of the most tragic deaths in the franchise.
Today we can see that Dragon Ball is current in the fact that superhero arc could carry the events of the movie of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, which in turn will involve the union of the heroes with former villains in order to be able to face the threat of the androids that little by little is being built in the manga by Akira Toriyama and Toyotaro.
In any case, in this case it is time to talk about Piccolo, a character of whom we have been able to see that he has many elements in common with Majin Buu and that in the past he was, as usual with most of Goku’s current allies, a villain who intended to conquer the Earth. And it is that, it is not for less, since Piccolo is the son of Piccolo the Demon Kingthe first great villain of Dragon Ball and the one who marked a turning point in the series.
Dragon Ball GT showed us the destruction of Earth due to the effect of the Black Star Dragon Balls
Now, as I have already mentioned, Piccolo has undergone a major changesince despite the fact that at first he intended to continue with his father’s objective of conquering planet Earth, now it is one of the great heroes of Universe 7being able to actually see how a new transformation would become canon soon putting him at the level of Goku and Vegeta, which could also make him more relevant in future arcs, especially now that he has to face Black Freeza, who holds the rank of the most powerful being in this universe.
And it is that although Piccolo, specifically his father, committed various crimes, all of them were redeemed with Dragon Ball GT episode 40in which we could see how the Earth was about to explode into a thousand pieces because the Black Star Dragon Spheres had as a side effect that the planet in which wishes were made would be destroyed within a year after do it.
It is here when we can see that, when Baby made another wish, he made the effort of Goku, Pan and Trunks to recover them all in vain, so the Saiyans quickly began to fight. evacuate the planet, leaving only a boy and his dog who were rescued by Goku, who managed to teleport with the help of Piccolo to a safe place. However, the twist comes when we see that he decided to stay on Earth.
Piccolo sacrificed himself to destroy the Black Star Dragon Balls.
It should be noted that these spheres were created by the original Namekian before Kami and King Piccolo split, so these were much more powerful. In any case, the only way to destroy them and prevent them from causing future evil was to the original bearer diedThis being Piccolo’s role because he shared a bond with Kami and was the reincarnation of his father.
Therefore, we can see that when Goku teleports, Piccolo decides to stay behind to die. together with the planet Earth, achieving with this sacrifice to destroy these dragon balls and turning this moment into one of the most tragic deaths of Dragon Ballespecially in the face of Gohan’s lamentation watching his teacher die without him being able to do anything.
And it is that, after all, it must be said that despite the fact that this series is not canon, Piccolo has managed to become a fan favorite on his own merits and more than deserved.