Dragon Ball Super May Show More of Bardock

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Dragon Ball Super's Granolah the Survivor Arc already revealed the backstory of Goku's father, Bardock, and how his past is connected to Granolah, the lone Cerealian survivor whom he rescued 40 years ago. Fans are wondering if we will see more of Bardock in the manga series by Akira Toriyama and artist Toyatarou, and it looks like Toyotarou is not against the idea.

Dragon Ball Super Bardock
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Dragon Ball Super Bardock

In a recent interview video from the official Dragon Ball website, artist Toyotarou was asked about Bardock's future, and he teased the expanded role of Goku's father.


"Well, I can't really answer questions related to the story, but it's fair to say that Bardock plays a major role in this arc," Toyotaro stated. "He may or may not [reappear]. Without a doubt, he's an important character. I can't tell you how he'll appear or in what part of the story, but he's the central figure in the Granolah arc, so you can get a little excited."


Long-time fans of Dragon Ball would know that Bardock is the father of Raditz and Goku. The Saiyan warrior made his debut as the titular protagonist of the 1990 TV special Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku. He was known as an adept fighter and devoted Saiyan Army soldier under the Frieza Force until he realized Frieza's tyrannical plans to annhilate the Saiyan race. Bardock was primarily created by Toei Animation, but the character also appeared in a two-panel cameo appearance in the Akira Toriyama's manga, in Frieza's flashback when he sees Goku, who reminds him of Bardock, Frieza recalls that Goku's father had attacked him right before he destroyed Planet Vegeta, and died alongside the rest of the Saiyans when Frieza annhilated the planet using a Supernova.

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In recent Dragon Ball Super chapters, it was revealed that Bardock arrived in planet Cereal, but instead of helping wipe out all the Cerealians in the planet, he decided to rescue Granolah, Muesli (Granolah's mother), and Monaito. Sadly, Bardock wasn't able to save Muesli from the Heeter Force, but he was able to keep Granolah safe from the villainous crime family.

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