- "Trunks" redirects here. For his future counterpart, see Future Trunks. For Ranfan's husband who also goes by this name, see Trunks (Ranfan's husband).
"I think being world champion's going to be fun."
Trunks has his grandfather's lavender hair color and his mother's blue eyes. He has his father's eye shape, facial features and tanned skin and his hair turns blond and eyes turn (pupil-less) green when he becomes a Super Saiyan. Present Trunks wears a dark green gi, an orange belt, orange wristbands and the same golden boots that Future Trunks wears, he also wears this in the movie, Bio-Broly. In the events of Broly - Second Coming, Trunks wears a light green long sleeve hoodie with a black short sleeve undershirt with a red collar, indigo blue denim shorts and his golden boots from his primary outfit. He later wears Maloja's necklace. In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Trunks wears overalls and a blue undershirt with maroon wristbands. At the end of Dragon Ball Z, Trunks now wears a black long-sleeved shirt, a golden vest, dark gray pants and the same golden boots that he wore as a child. Later he wears a black sleeveless muscle shirt with a CAPSULE logo at the center of his shirt, gray pants and his boots from his childhood.
In Dragon Ball Super, Trunks wears a yellow jacket with a white undershirt, jeans, and maroon wristbands. During Bulma's birthday party, he wears a Hawaiian shirt with shorts and sunglasses.
In Dragon Ball GT, Trunks wears a black long sleeved shirt with a blue bandana, brown leather gloves, a light tan jacket, white baggy short slacks and the same golden boots that he wore as a child. During the events of Baby Saga where he was possessed by Baby until the events of the Shadow Dragon Saga, he is not seen wearing his light tan jacket. His hair is now purple instead of lavender.
As a child during the Majin Buu arc, Trunks is shown to be quite cocky and stingy just like his father, as well as mischievous, most likely due to the fact that this Trunks grew up with his father Vegeta and enjoyed the luxuries of peace, while Future Trunks grew up without Future Vegeta and in an apocalyptic world, causing him to be much more serious and cautious. Trunks has a combination of both of his parents' personalities: cocky and proud like his father and spoiled and selfish like his mother. He refuses to respect someone he does not like, another trait he shares with his father. This is shown when he disrespects Goku when they first meet, as Trunks believes he is not as strong as his father and again when he wondered why he wasn't present when his father was killed. Later on, Trunks does gain more respect for Goku after seeing Goku's Super Saiyan 3 power in action when holding off Majin Buu. He is shown to be loving towards his parents and grandparents and will not think twice about defending his family. Trunks tends to usually take control over the younger Goten, stating to him numerous times how he is both older and stronger (during childhood).
In his later years, Trunks adopts a personality similar to his future counterpart's. During and in between his battles at the World Martial Arts Tournament, he acts just like his father does, calm when he fights and insulting his opponents. Though he does not act like this during his battle with Goten, because he is his best friend or due to the possibility he could lose. Due to his maternal side of the family being scientists, he also possesses a significantly huge amount of knowledge about biological and science-related knowledge from a young age, as demonstrated in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly, when he correctly identifies what the Culture Tank equipment is used for at age eight, as well as correctly defining two-thirds of what biotechnology is (the only thing he was not able to answer was what genetic engineering is). Along with inheriting the scientific mind of his mother and maternal grandfather, Trunks is also shown to possess a tactical mind like his father and paternal grandfather, as demonstrated by his and Giru deception of Dr. Myuu and his forces on planet M-2 during the Baby Saga.
Trunks is born in Age 766 to Vegeta and Bulma, thus making him a Saiyan and Human hybrid. In his infancy, he was well-loved and doted on by his mother, but it appeared as if his father had little to no parental emotions towards the boy, such as Vegeta admitting to never hugging his son until he was eight years old during the Majin Buu Saga and telling him how proud he is to be Trunks' father.
The circumstances in the Androids Saga and Cell Games Saga strongly imply that Trunks' conception was the result of a brief affair between his parents, as Future Trunks told Goku that Vegeta and Bulma's attraction towards each other was based on passion and loneliness. But after the Cell Games Saga, his parents' relationship improved and likely married, and they began raising Trunks together as a family.
During Trunks' childhood, he and Vegeta developed a normal father-son relationship and Trunks idolized his father, who was strict when it came to his training but was fair to him and did spend time with him.
Dragon Ball Z
Main article: Androids Saga
Two years after Future Trunks' arrival, Trunks is born to Vegeta and Bulma. Initially, he was raised by his mother and his father periodically saw him while he and the rest of the Z Fighters prepared for the battle against the androids.
Majin Buu Saga
"I guess I'll go... super."
Seven years following Cell's defeat, present Trunks takes a much larger role. Trunks is eight years old and fantastically strong for his age. He was trained by Vegeta since he learned how to walk. As a result, he was able to transform into a Super Saiyan at age 8, as well as become acclimated to the state without Vegeta's knowledge. This is first shown on-screen while he is training in a Gravity Room with Vegeta, when he cannot handle the gravity in his normal state. He then transforms out of nowhere and leaps around naturally in gravity that at first was supposedly overwhelming him. This comes as a massive shock to Vegeta considering his young age, but makes him proud to see his son becoming stronger.
In the Junior Division of the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament, Trunks makes it all the way to the grand finals and becomes the new junior champion by defeating his best friend Goten, the second son of Goku and Chi-Chi (by becoming a Super Saiyan, firing an energy blast which knocked Goten out of the ring, and using his left arm; all three of which Trunks had agreed not to do, though Goten had cheated too and became a Super Saiyan earlier in the fight). When Trunks is set up against Mr. Satan, Satan asks him to only lightly tap in on the face, knowing how much power Trunks has. However even Trunks' light tap is enough to launch Mr. Satan out of the ring, allowing Trunks to win the match. However, the crowd thinks Mr. Satan did it deliberately to be nice to Trunks.
Shortly after Trunks learned about Majin Buu from Videl, he tries to help his father battle the monster. Trunks wants to stay and help his father fight Majin Buu and is hugged for the first time by his father, but he and Goten are knocked out by Vegeta who blew himself up to try to destroy Majin Buu, albeit failing. The boys are taken to Kami's Lookout to take shelter from Majin Buu. When they wake up, the boys learn that Vegeta and Gohan are dead, which makes them cry, and Trunks angrily asks Goku why he did not save his father. Goku tells them about the Fusion Dance to defeat Majin Buu. Babidi makes an announcement to the world that if Goten, Trunks and Piccolo do not come out of hiding they are going to destroy West City. Trunks must rush to Capsule Corporation to get the Dragon Radar. Goku intercepts Babidi and Majin Buu, and shows them the Super Saiyan 3 form. Majin Buu and Goku fight while Trunks gets the Dragon Radar. Later, Trunks returns to the Lookout with the Dragon Radar and shows Goku his respect. Then, Goku shows them the Fusion Dance and, only in the anime, shows them Super Saiyan 3. However, Goku's time on Earth is ended and he leaves Piccolo to teach the boys the rest of the Fusion Dance. Everyone on Kami's Lookout says goodbye to Goku as he leaves with Fortuneteller Baba to the Other World.
In the Fusion Saga (a subset of the Buu Saga), Trunks and Goten fight Majin Buu, both separately and by joining together into the temporarily-fused being Gotenks, but with a couple of failed attempts. When Super Buu arrives at the Lookout, Trunks and Goten enter the Hyperbolic Time Chamber to train.
Later, Super Buu and Piccolo enter, and just before the two boys get to fuse, Super Buu punches Trunks. They do fuse into Gotenks, but are not strong enough to beat him. When Gotenks pretended to be tired and low on energy, Piccolo destroys the entrance to the chamber, but Super Buu escapes and eats the remaining Z-Fighters and support on the Lookout. Gotenks finally escapes, thanks to his Super Saiyan 3 transformation, and they fight Buu again, almost defeating him until they defuse right at the killing blow. Trunks and Goten witness Gohan returning from the Supreme Kai's planet with his new powers and easily overpowering Super Buu. When Super Buu escapes, the crew find Dende, picking up Mr. Satan and his dog along the way. When Super Buu asks for a rematch against Gotenks, they fuse, but Super Buu tricks them and absorbs them to become stronger. After being set free from Super Buu by the newly revived Goku and the still deceased Vegeta, Trunks is killed along with Goten, Piccolo, and Gohan when Kid Buu uses the Planet Burst attack and destroys the Earth.
Trunks is later revived by the Namekian Dragon Balls, and lends energy to Goku's Super Spirit Bomb when Vegeta makes a request for energy to all the Earthlings and its creatures. He and Goten also get a group of people to lend a hand as well. When Kid Buu is decimated, Trunks and his friends return to Kami's Lookout, soon joined by Vegeta, Goku, Mr. Buu, Dende, and Mr. Satan. He is thrilled to see his father again and runs to him with his mother, rejoicing in open arms. The peace is disrupted when Trunks spots Buu near Mr. Satan, not knowing Buu has turned to the good side. In anger, Trunks prepares an energy attack to fire, but Goku and Vegeta manages to explain the situation, and the group discuss their adventure. Trunks is later seen at a party at his home in celebration of their victory.
Ten Years Later
Ten years pass after Kid Buu's defeat, 18-year-old Trunks has a new younger sister named Bulla. He is forced by Vegeta to compete in the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament. Although in the original Japanese dialogue, there is no mention of a girlfriend by Trunks, in the FUNimation dub, Trunks promises Goten that he would introduce him to his girlfriend after the tournament (of which his girlfriend is also watching). He ends up being paired up with Otokosuki, much to his extreme discomfort because of the latter's sexuality. Trunks is not seen competing in this tournament, due to Goku and Uub's leaving the competition at the end of the series. He is seen, however, holding Pan's arm in victory over defeating Goten.
Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!
Main article: Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!
Two year after the defeat of Kid Buu, Trunks is now at the age of 10. Trunks and his parents go to Mr. Satan's party, where they meet Tarble, who is Vegeta's brother and Trunks' uncle. Tarble tells them about two brothers who worked for Frieza, Avo and Cado. After pulling the longest radish in a contest to see who would have to fight Avo and Cado, Trunks confronts the two brothers with Goten. When Avo and Cado fuse and form Aka, Goten and Trunks performed Fusion to form Gotenks. After a brief battle, Aka starts to destroy everything, but he ends up being defeated by Goku.
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Four years after Kid Buu's defeat, Trunks is at his mother's birthday party with his family and friends. When the Pilaf Gang turned into children sneak into the party in order to steal the Dragon Balls, Trunks develops a crush on Mai and claims that she is his girlfriend just to boast to Goten. Everyone takes it seriously and Mai gets shy. Soon, Trunks and Goten fuse into Gotenks to battle the God of Destruction Beerus along with the other Z Fighters, but he is easily defeated. Later, Trunks and the other Saiyans help Goku to reach the Super Saiyan God form. Sometime later that day, Bulma's party is continued and Trunks and Mai are in a tree.
Dragon Ball Super
Battle of Gods Saga
Main article: Battle of Gods Saga After the battle with Majin Buu, Trunks and Goten wish to give Videl a wedding present, but Goten cannot afford anything substantial. They start by getting jewelry but it is too much for Goten. Almost giving up, Trunks tells Goten what Bulma told him about cosmetics that Videl needs cosmetics to keep her skin smooth and wrinkle free. They hear from an old man in a store complaining about the prices of the cosmetics, bragging that his hot springs have water that can turn even the most wrinkled of skin as smooth as silk, with both Trunks and Goten deeming it a great gift for Videl.
After following the directions given to them by the old man, Trunks and Goten find the hot springs where the water is located, but after seeing many people already using it, they proceed to the nearest river and collect a jug's worth of water, until they are attacked by a giant snake. Dodging the snake's swift movements, Trunks and Goten protect the jug until Trunks finally defeats the snake and the two proceed to fly back to Gohan's house in order to drop off the present.
The next day, Trunks goes to a resort area with his parents for a family vacation. He was delighted to have his first family vacation with both of his parents, as Vegeta had taken time off from training to fulfill his promise to Trunks from their training prior to the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament. Even though Vegeta takes off after being annoyed by the public, Trunks had a great time spending time with his parents, especially Vegeta. Trunks goes to his mother's birthday party and meets Goten there and they both go off below the deck so Trunks can show Goten the Dragon Balls. He shows him how the container, where the Dragon Balls were, worked by showing him the flaws of Bulma's inventions.
On their way back to the deck, they encounter Pilaf, Mai, and Shu on the side of Bulma's ship. Trunks and Goten rescue them and offered them for food which Pilaf declines. However, even though Pilaf declined the food offer, Trunks and Goten still brought food to Pilaf, Shu, and Mai. Trunks and Goten play games on during the party. Trunks and Goten started to play with water guns throughout the ship. While playing, Trunks shoots Beerus in the face by accident and gets him angry.
Resurrection ‘F’ Saga
Main article: Resurrection ‘F’ Saga When Jaco arrives on Earth to warn Bulma of the upcoming Frieza arriving on Earth for vengeance, he and Goten come into contact into him when looks for Bulma. He then touches his skin and face to make sure they are not tights and a mask with Goten accidentally taking off one of his wireless radios on his ears. They then play around with his ship and Jaco encourages them to play which leads to them accidentally closing the hatch and crashing it into the pond resulting in them being sent to their rooms as punishment.
Later on, while the Z Fighters were fighting Frieza and his forces, Trunks and Goten were playing ball outside when they sensed Tagoma's ki and decided to join in the fight. After fighting Ginyu in Tagoma's body as Gotenks and defusing from the fusion, Trunks and Goten go hide with Bulma and Jaco. In desperate need of Goku and Vegeta, Trunks helps Bulma and Goten summon Whis. However, when Goku and Vegeta arrive, Goku sends Trunks and Goten to The Lookout to tell Dende what happened and additionally, the location is too dangerous for them.
He is killed when the planet explodes, but Whis uses his Temporal Do-Over technique to undo the damage, undoing Trunks' death in the process. After killing Frieza, Goku tells Trunks all about what happened while they were away at the Capsule Corporation. Trunks later said that he and Goten would take of Frieza next time he gets resurrected and will finish him off by slicing him in half. Everyone acts surprised because that's something that Future Trunks already did in the past but the present Trunks hasn't heard about it. He later attends the party thrown by Bulma with his friends and family.
Universe 6 Saga
Main article: Universe 6 Saga Trunks is present with his friends and family, cheering on the team of Universe 7 during the Universe 6 and 7 Gods of Destruction Selection Martial Arts Competition. Trunks is also present as Beerus and Whis use the Super Dragon Balls to summon Super Shenron, then returns to Earth.
Main article: Potaufeu Saga Trunks attends the Universe 7 victory celebration with his friends and family, being told by Beerus to protect the fact that Monaka is weak as a secret from Goku. When Goku shows desperation to fight with Monaka, Goten suggests that Monaka could have the ability to "transform". Trunks then whispers something in Beerus' ear. While Goku was being distracted, Beerus dons the life-size Monaka costume created by Mr. Satan, and fights with Goku. Eventually, the battle is over, and the situation ends on a good note as Goku never realized that Monaka was an amateur and is even more motivated to train after fighting with him.
While Goten and Trunks are flying towards Capsule Corp, they notice Monaka's delivery truck, but finding out that Monaka is not present. Goten and Trunks then make their way inside the back of Monaka's truck, having fun with the items present in there. When they blow up a blow-up doll, the force calls the truck to bounce off the ground, closing the door and trapping them inside. Trunks prepares to blow the door open but does not want Monaka to get in trouble for having the truck damaged. They then wait for Monaka, who immediately climbs in his truck and flies off into space with the two boys still inside. On the way to Planet Potaufeu, Goten and Trunks are freezing in the truck due to being in outer space. Monaka then arrives to Potaufeu, and opens the back door, discovering Goten and Trunks frozen solid and manages to thaw them. Potage, the planet's only inhabitant, appears and greets Monaka, and the intergalactic criminal Gryll confronts the group with his henchmen. Goten and Trunks realize Potage is in trouble, and easily defeat the henchmen, forcing them to retreat. They later reappear, holding the key to the seal of the "Superhuman Water". Goten and Trunks prepare to take the key back, but they remain still, realizing that Monaka has been taken hostage. Goten is tied up along with Trunks and Potage, as Gryll opens the seal to the Superhuman Water. Later, Goten and Trunks are being chased, while carrying Potage and Monaka, by Gryll and his henchmen, who are now purple. Trunks is then knocked down by an attack, and is attacked again, but he is saved by the timely arrival of Vegeta and Jaco, while Vegeta deflects the attack.
Trunks witnesses Vegeta easily defeating Gryll's henchmen, and being absorbed by the "Superhuman Water" and an exact copy of him is created. Trunks is about to be absorbed by Copy-Vegeta next, but Copy-Vegeta hesitates before attacking him. He is then saved by Jaco. Trunks later retreats while carrying Potage and a drained Vegeta, while Goten carries Potage, and Jaco also retreats. In a secure spot, Potage explains the truth about the "Superhuman Water", which is actually a weapon named Commeson, and they learn that Copy-Vegeta must be defeated in order to save Vegeta's life. Copy-Vegeta later confronts the two boys, who then fuse into Gotenks and engage in battle with him. Even as a Super Saiyan 3, Gotenks cannot deal any damage to Copy-Vegeta, and is defeated by a few blows. Fallen, Goten and Trunks are about to be finished off by Copy-Vegeta, but they are saved by Goku's timely arrival. Trunks tries to inform Goku to defeat Copy-Vegeta quickly, as he is an impostor.
Trunks watches as Goku and Copy-Vegeta fight an evenly-matched battle. As Vegeta begins to instinctively cheer for his copy to win, Trunks reminds his father of the circumstances. Both Goku and Copy-Vegeta then transform into a Super Saiyan Blue, and Trunks realizes that the fight could take too long, and asks Potage if there is another way to save Vegeta. Potage answers that if the core is crushed, the copy will become weaker. Trunks takes Potage to find the core of Commeson, which was Copy-Gryll, while Goten and Jaco accompany them. They notice that the core has left the spot where Copy-Gryll was knocked into. As the Commeson core tries to attack Goten, Trunks and Jaco blast it, which passes through it. They then run away from Commeson. Trunks tells Jaco, who is worried about a copy of him being made, that he would quickly defeat his copy. Trunks begins to notice Vegeta's ki disappearing, and rushes to his father's side. As Goku and Copy-Vegeta's battle causes a bright light and a shockwave, Commeson tries to attack Trunks from behind, but Vegeta stands in-between them as his body is disappearing. Monaka casually and nonchalantly steps on the core, which destroys it, and damages Copy-Vegeta, and Goku is able to finish him off. With Vegeta's life saved, Trunks happily hugs his father. The group then say goodbye to Potage as they teleport back to Earth, where Trunks is confronted by Bulma about sneaking onto a spacecraft.
"Future" Trunks Saga
Main article: "Future" Trunks Saga
Trunks, along with Pilaf, Mai and Shu, are being taught mathematics by a private instructor at Capsule Corp. Pilaf (in a complicated manner) explains to Trunks a math equation he did not know how to solve. As they are eating lunch, Trunks sees Future Trunks' time machine land, and inspects it, also noticing Future Trunks inside, beaten and unconscious. As Bulma lays Future Trunks in a bed, Trunks is confused on who he is, especially after Pilaf and the gang's assumptions on Bulma being apart of a "scandal" as the two boys look very similar. When Bulma calls Goku and Vegeta and tells him about Future Trunks, Trunks is even more confused, as they are also referring to him as "Trunks". As Trunks asks who Future Trunks is, Bulma orders him to power up so Goku can lock onto his ki and teleport back to Earth. When Goku arrives back with Senzu Beans, Bulma feeds one to Future Trunks, and is surprised to see him suddenly wake up and attack Goku.
Trunks later learns that the older Trunks he is seeing is himself from the future. Future Trunks and Trunks greet each other. Trunks is later seen checking out the Time Machine with the Pilaf Gang. He later watches Goku and Future Trunks spar, as well as witnessing the arrival of Goku Black. He is shown to be somewhat jealous when Mai falls in love with Future Trunks. When the time machine is completely repaired, Trunks proudly exclaims that he helped. He then watches as Future Trunks, Vegeta and Goku travel to the future.
Later on, Trunks is laying outside as he is surprised to see the time machine return, with the beaten Goku, Vegeta and Future Trunks falling out of it. He calls for Bulma as he is greatly worried for his father and his condition.
Dragon Ball GT
Black Star Dragon Ball SagaMain article: Black Star Dragon Ball Saga
Five years later, Trunks is now 23 years old. Trunks has become the President of Capsule Corporation. Although it pays quite well (so well that he can afford his own chauffeur and servants), he does not like the job and its overwhelming responsibilities, and will often slip out the window and fly away.Forced by Vegeta, Trunks goes on a journey with Goku and Pan (who replaced Goten) in a spaceship designed by Bulma. Later, a piece of the ship falls off and Goku, Trunks, and Pan are forced to crash land on the planet Imecka to get the parts needed to repair the ship. Groups of merchants then swarm Trunks and the others to the point that they take refuge from them in the Gold Star Hotel. They then realize they are being charged every second for everything in the hotel. They escape without paying and stumble upon the house of an old couple and their children. They talk about Don Kee the ruler of the planet and how he mistreats his rule; just then his men came and repossessed the old couple's house saying they were behind payment. Goku suggests that they go and fight Don Kee but the couple says that is impossible because of his grand army. On their way back to the ship Trunks drops the Dragon Radar and it is swallowed by the small T-2006 series robot nicknamed Giru who says that he can not give the radar back to them because it is already integrated into his system. Trunks becomes furious and starts chasing after Giru.
Meanwhile, Goku notices the ship being dragged away by Don Kee's men. He tries to use Instant Transmission to teleport them to the ship but after two failed attempts realizes that he can not use it in his small body. They are forced to travel to Don Kee's palace on foot to recover their ship. Pan decides that they will use a stealth operation to recover the ship and would only result to fighting as a last resort. After briefly sneaking around, a large rock falls on Trunks' head and Giru starts making noises that alarm the guards. The guards open fire on the group. Pan jumps in the carrying car while Goku moves the ship onto the car, and Pan drives the ship out of the palace with Goku and Trunks. But while escaping, Don Kee's henchmen Gale and Sheela fire a combined Energy Wave at Goku, who deflects it back with ease towards Ledgic, Don Kee's right-hand man, who recognizes them as Saiyans.
"Man, this guy really needs to go out more."
Goku and the others escape but Trunks says they have to go back into town for more parts due to Pan's "reckless driving". Once they reach the town, everyone hides and Trunks finds the three of them on Imecka's most wanted list. While running from Don Kee's men they fall into the house of a nice old couple who offer them food after realizing Goku and company mean no harm. They say that Don Kee made it a law that no one is allowed to own a ship so that no one would escape the planet including the old couple. Pan gets fed up and convinces Goku and Trunks to go face Don Kee head on. They turn themselves in to the police and get brought to the palace. Once there, Goku, Trunks, and Pan incapacitate Gale, Sheela, and all of Don Kee's guards, and they make their way into Don Kee's throne-room. Don Kee sicks Ledgic on the fighters after capturing Pan in an energy chamber. Trunks charges at him a bit angry, but Ledgic moves too quick and takes him down. Worried, Goku tells Trunks to help Pan while he will take over. After a short fight, Goku defeats Ledgic, and the gang then takes down Don Kee, make him give everyone free rent and give them back their ships free of charge. Plus, Don Kee gives them the parts they need for free and they leave Imecka.
On planet Gelbo they find the Six-Star Ball in the hair of the princess of the village, Leena. Trunks asks for the ball but her fiance Doma said that they were in a large problem already. The amphibian creature Zoonama would keep on terrifying the village, if they did not give him a wife. The villagers had agreed on Leena for his bride. Goku, Trunks, and Pan decide that they will help them out in exchange for the Dragon Ball and they agree. Pan comes up with the idea to disguise Trunks as Leena (it was originally Goku but he was too small, much to Trunks' dismay). Zoonama comes and takes Trunks to his lair. His wig then falls off, revealing himself. However, Zoonama thinks Trunks is a woman with short hair, calls him cute, and forgives him. Trunks gets Zoonama tipsy and Goku arrives with Pan and Doma. Doma cuts off Zoonama's left whisker with a huge pair of scissors and as he cuts off the left one Zoonama awakens in a drunken rage. He begins to wiggle his whiskers and an earthquake begins to come, but stops soon after, while Zoonama continues to wiggle his whisker. Pan realizes that he can not cause earthquakes, but only predict them. But, now he is so tipsy, that he did not realize that the quake was over. Suddenly a really big earthquake erupts and Goku and the others leave the cavern with Zoonama, because they are under a volcano that is starting to erupt because of the earthquake. Goku stops the huge volcano with a Kamehameha, saving the village and winning the Dragon Ball. Just as they are leaving the planet, Bon Para, one of the mysterious Para Brothers, arrives and takes the ball from Pan's hands using his telekinesis. In shock the three Z Fighters just watch as he leaves.
Trunks then jumps in the ship with Pan and Goku and they chase after the Para Brothers' spaceship. The brothers trick them onto the asteroid of Beehay inhabited by huge bloodthirsty worm-like creatures called Mouma. The Para Brothers escape and fly to planet Luud. They go to Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy who tells them that they have failed and that Trunks has another Dragon Ball on his ship that they failed to get and they must go retrieve it. They travel back to find Goku and the others and they get hypnotized by the Para Para Boogie until they are saved by the hungry Mouma. Pan goes aboard the Para Brothers' spaceship to find the Dragon Ball that they stole. She accidentally activates the auto-pilot and is brought to planet Luud. There she is captured and turned into a doll for the evil lord Dolltaki. Goku shows up with Trunks and kills Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy who reveals that he is actually two parts, the body and the whip which transforms into Mutchy and fights Goku. Trunks finishes Mutchy off with the Brave Cannon and saves Goku from Mutchy's whip-like arms.
Then Dolltaki turns everyone except for Trunks, himself, Goku, and Pan into dolls and feeds them to the machine deity called Luud. Dolltaki then awakens Luud who takes him and Pan inside of Luud's body to gain their energy. While Luud fights Goku and Trunks, Pan forces Dolltaki to tell her the weakness of the seemingly invincible Luud. Dolltaki reveals that Goku must strike the outside of Luud's mechanical heart while Pan strikes the inside at exactly the same time. After multiple tries, Goku and Pan finally succeed and destroyed Luud freeing all of the people. Trunks then takes back his Dragon Ball and they leave the planet.
Main article: Baby Saga
On planet Pital, Baby possesses Trunks a brief moment. Trunks drives him out by transforming into a Super Saiyan, which removes Baby from his body. In fact, Baby only wanted to place an egg in Trunks to be later activated on Earth. As a servant of Baby, Trunks along with Gohan, Goten and Bulla helps to power him up to defeat Goku on Earth. On the reconstituted New Planet Plant, he, Goten, and Gohan try to save their new lord from Uub, who seems to overpower him. However, Baby was just playing with Uub, and blasts his slaves into unconsciousness for their interference.
Trunks is the first to be cured by the Sacred Water, and after being cured, he along with Gohan and Goten help to restore the energy of Super Saiyan 4 Goku so that he can finish off Baby. Trunks appears to have inherited his mother's fascination with technology. He gets distracted by the gadgets on the hospital planet, allowing Baby to sneak up on him. This turns out to have been a plan to lure the villain into a trap however, as Goku, Trunks, and Pan could sense Baby's ki when he got excited about hunting them.
Super 17 Saga
Main article: Super 17 Saga After the defeat of Baby, Trunks sneaks away from work to see the 31st World Martial Arts Tournament. Due to the fact that it was too late for him to compete, he observes the matches along with Gohan, Videl, and Krillin. Trunks is now 24 years old.
Much afterward, Trunks is ambushed by a brainwashed Android 17. Wounded, he goes to Chi-Chi's house to warn the group. Later, Trunks joins up with Goten, Majuub, Pan, Gohan and Vegeta to fight countless villains who have escaped from Hell: Trunks saves Goten from Yakon, they then successfully defeat Android 19. With Majuub, they successfully defeat an invasion of Saibamen. Trunks then joins the fight against Super 17, but is unable to defeat him even with the help of Gohan, Goten, Majuub, and his father Vegeta. Eventually, Super 17 is defeated by Goku (who was previously trapped in Hell) with the help of Android 18. Trunks is then taken back to Capsule Corporation by his father to recover from his injuries. After repairing Giru, they search for the Dragon Balls on Earth to repair all the damage caused on the planet.
Shadow Dragon Saga
Main article: Shadow Dragon Saga
When Black Smoke Shenron rises from the Dragon Balls to the Z Fighters, Trunks is shown attempting to calm his mother after Old Kai claimed she was responsible for Black Smoke Shenron's existence. Later, against Syn Shenron, Trunks tries to restore Goku's energy once again along with Goten and Gohan. After the dragon transforms into Omega Shenron and Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta suggests he and Goku fuse to defeat him, Trunks along with Gohan, Goten and Majuub tries to hold off Omega long enough for Goku and Vegeta to fuse. Trunks is the last person to stall Omega by performing an Explosive Wave to distract the dragon while Goku and Vegeta perform the Fusion Dance. They are successful and Goku and Vegeta form Gogeta, however Gogeta defuses before he can finish Omega off.
Later on when Goku is presumed dead by Omega Shenron, Vegeta decides the Earth's best bet is for him to try and defeat Omega Shenron while everyone else escapes. Before sending them off, Vegeta requests that Goten, Gohan, Trunks continue the fight if he fails. The three half-Saiyans say goodbye to their families and decide to go back to help Vegeta in the fight but they are all easily defeated. However they do succeed in distracting Omega long enough for Goku to charge his Universal Spirit Bomb which destroys the Shadow Dragon. Trunks is last seen telling Pan that the Dragon Balls will come back after the Earthlings have proven they can take care without them.
Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming
"I don't really care if you are an almighty Super Saiyan... you're still a jerk!"
Trunks takes one of the main roles as he and Goten battle the awoken, enraged Broly. Despite putting up an impressively decent fight against Broly in his Super Saiyan form, Trunks is eventually defeated along with Goten, only to be saved by Gohan. During the final struggle, Trunks plays a small but important role: using the last of his strength, he throws an energy blast that blocks Legendary Super Saiyan Broly from powering up his Omega Blaster, allowing Goten, Gohan, and Goku to defeat the fiendish warrior with the Family Kamehameha.
Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly
Trunks and Goten once again team up to battle the cloned version of Broly, Bio-Broly. The two young Super Saiyans eventually defeat the clone by using the ocean water to dissolve him, finally putting an end to the monstrous Saiyan by the great kamehameha
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon
Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon Trunks befriends the hero named Tapion, who, after Goku defeats the evil monster Hirudegarn, gives Trunks his sword, even saying it was always meant for him, (in reference to Future Trunks' swordsmanship). This sword is then later seen in the intro of Dragon Ball GT, but it was never used in any episodes.
- Manga and Anime
Trunks was able to achieve the Super Saiyan form much earlier than his father. Due to a combination of his Saiyan heritage and having trained under his father Vegeta at an early age, Trunks was a capable fighter. He continuously trains with his father, Vegeta, in the Gravity Room because Vegeta wants Trunks to be stronger than Gohan. While preparing for the 25th World Martial Arts tournament, training under 100 times gravity is challenging for Trunks. However, when he transforms into a Super Saiyan, he is able to move easily in the Gravity Room.
At the age of eight, he became the Junior Division Champion of the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament following his defeat of Goten (won by cheating). Due to his strong friendship and friendly rivalry with Goten, both are shown to work well as a team, this made him and Goten ideal candidates for learning the Fusion Dance. In the anime, after training in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber for a week and managing to have Gotenks achieve Super Saiyan 3, Trunks states that he and Goten have become more than twice as strong as before.
However it was too dangerous for Trunks (as well as Goten) to confront villains such as Majin Buu without either the assistance of the other Z Fighters and/or the use of the Fusion Dance to turn into the mighty Gotenks. When peace came after defeating Majin Buu, Trunks didn't train.
During the Super 17 Saga of Dragon Ball GT, in his base form Trunks is strong enough to defeat Yakon with a single ki blast and can easily destroy Android 19 when he and Goten fire a combined ki blast at him. Trunks also possess sword skills, as shown when he wields the Brave Sword as an adult in Dragon Ball GT.
In Dragon Ball: Heya! Son Goku and Friends Return!!, Trunks and Goten are able to take on Abo and Kado who ae the same rank as the Ginyu Force and a power of 530,000, similar to Frieza.
- Video games
Inspired by Gohan's book Groundbreaking Science, in Age 805 Trunks along with his best friend Goten became the founders of the Kikoukenjutsu Sword Style and through intense training Trunks developed his natural potential as a master swordsman alongside Goten, leading to the foundation of the Kikoukenjutsu Sword School. In Age 820, at the age of 54 both he and Goten (age 53) used their school's sword-based style to defeated an army Jigglers during an invasion of Earth by the remnants of the Galactic Frieza Army following the death of Mr. Satan.
Techniques and special abilities
Main article: List of techniques used by Trunks
Main article: Super Saiyan
Trunks gains the power to become a Super Saiyan at a very young age. He was capable transforming before his first appearance onscreen during his training with his father, Vegeta, while they are preparing for the 25th World Martial Arts Tournament by training inside a gravity chamber; the Super Saiyan transformation allows Trunks to withstand, and easily run around at 150 times the gravity of Earth, which he was barely able to walk around before transforming. He briefly uses the Super Saiyan form to fight Goten during the Grand Finals of Junior Division, and he uses it several more times during battles in Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT.
In the game Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout, Trunks is referred to as Super Trunks in this form.
Super Saiyan 3
Main article: Super Saiyan 3
Like Future Trunks, present Trunks has this form as an adult in the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes, introduced in the first mission of the Galaxy Mission series (GM1). He also appears in this form in the spin-off manga Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission.
Main article: Mighty Mask Not an actual form, Mighty Mask is Goten and Trunks working together whilst wearing the costume of the fighter Mighty Mask. This "form" is playable in Dragon Ball Heroes in both base and Super Saiyan.
During the events of Dragon Ball GT, Trunks is temporarily possessed by Baby along with Gohan, Goten and Bulla, and then later by a regular Tuffle parasite. This state appears for the first time as a playable character in Dragon Ball Heroes, as both base and Super Saiyan forms.
In Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, infected Trunks appears in his Super Saiyan form as an enemy during the first GT Saga, and is also under the influence of Demigra's Dark Magic.
In this form, Super Saiyan Trunks is possessed by the Tuffle parasite Baby, which results in him being transformed directly in the Strongest Form 1. This form makes his debut in Dragon Ball Heroes, introduced in the sixth mission of the God Mission series (GDM6).
Main article: Gotenks
Gotenks is the fusion created when Trunks and Goten perform the Fusion Dance. Gotenks' power far surpasses either of the fighters' individual strengths, as he attains not only the Super Saiyan form, but also the Super Saiyan 3 form. Trunks and Goten are capable of fusing into Gotenks within 0.05 seconds. They use the technique several times as kids. As young adults, in Dragon Ball GT, Trunks and Goten are tempted to fuse into Gotenks to try and help their fathers but are told not to by Gohan. The Fused Warrior Gotenks shares both Trunks and Goten's playfulness as well as their special attacks and new moves that Goten and Trunks do not have, such as Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack as well as Galactic Donut or Charging Ultra Buu Buu Volleyball. The Adult version of Gotenks featured in Dragon Ball Heroes has a new super attack called Burning Kamehameha.
Incorrect Style Fusions
Main article: Failed Fusions
Appearances in other media
Trunks has appeared in eye drops commercials and Dragon Ball Z school supply commercials, which is a part of the Dragon Ball series' good influence on education and is one of their reach outs.
In music, the song "Chīsa na Senshi~Goten to Trunks no Theme~" by Shin Oya focuses on both Trunks and Goten.
Video game appearances
It is revealed in the MMORPG Dragon Ball Online that Trunks and Goten open their own martial arts school based on swords in Age 805, the Kikoukenjutsu Sword School. The school teaches the principle of channeling ki energy through swords to increase strike power. Their discipline has become one of the most praised disciplines on Earth as of Age 1000. Trunks has shown interest in swords since he was young, as in Age 774 (in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon), a hero named Tapion gave his sword to Trunks. Trunks and Goten's Kikoukenjutsu Sword School help in defeating the remnants of the Galactic Frieza Army who attacked Earth in Age 820.
Trunks appears in the following video games:
- Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 2 (as a baby)
- Dragon Ball Z: Super Butōden 3
- Dragon Ball Z Manga Kasetto
- Dragon Ball Z 2: Super Battle
- Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22
- Dragon Ball Z: The Legend
- Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout
- Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II (as a baby)
- Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2
- Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury
- Dragon Ball GT: Transformation
- Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors (non-playable character)
- Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 (non-playable character)
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3
- Data Carddass Dragon Ball Z
- Jump Super Stars (non-playable character)
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
- Dragon Ball Z: Bakuretsu Impact
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
- Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu (as a baby)
- Dragon Ball Z: W Bakuretsu Impact
- Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World
- Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Battlers
- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
- Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team
- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2
- Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butōden
- Dragon Ball Heroes
- Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale (non-playable character)
- Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi (cutscene)
- Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
- Dragon Ball: Xenoverse
- Japanese: Hiromi Tsuru (baby), Takeshi Kusao
- English dubs:
- French dub: Brigitte Lecordier (baby)
- Spanish dub (Castilian): Pilar Valdés (child); Rafa Torres (adult, DBZ); José Manuel Seda (adult, DBGT)
- Spanish dub (Latin America): Gabriella Willert (child); Sergio Bonilla (adult)
- German dub: Bea Tober (baby)
- Portuguese dub (Portugal): Henrique Feist
- Portuguese dub (Brazil): Rita Almeida (baby); Diogo Marques (child); Marcelo Campos (adult); Vinny Takahashi (child, Battle of Gods and Resurrection F)
- Filipino dub: Bernie Malejana
- Italian dub: Monica Bonetto (child); Simone D'Andrea (teen/adult)
- Polish dub: Jonasz Tołopiło (child)
- Thai dub: Chantana Tarajan
- Cantonese dub: Lu Sujuan
- Greek dub: Renata Kalderari
- Trunks (Base/Super Saiyan) vs. Goten (Base/Super Saiyan)
- Trunks vs. Mr. Satan
- Trunks and Goten (as Mighty Mask) vs. Android 18
- Dragon Ball Super
- Trunks and Goten vs. Giant Snake (Anime only)
- Trunks and Goten vs. Gryll and his gang
- Trunks (Super Saiyan) vs. Future Trunks (unseen)
- Dragon Ball GT
- Trunks, Goku and Pan vs. the Imeckian Army
- Trunks vs. Ledgic
- Trunks, Goku and Pan vs the Mouma
- Trunks, Goku and Pan vs. the Para Brothers
- Trunks (Base/Super Saiyan) and Goku (Base/Super Saiyan) vs. Mutchie
- Trunks (Base/Super Saiyan) and Goku (Base/Super Saiyan) vs. Lord Luud (Base/Full Power)
- Trunks, Goku and Pan vs Myuubots
- Trunks, Goku and Pan vs. Baby
- Trunks, Goku and Pan vs General Rilldo
- Trunks (Baby Trunks) vs. Goku
- Trunks (Base/Super Saiyan) vs. Baby Vegeta (Golden Great Ape)
- Trunks and Goten vs. Yakon and Android 19
- Trunks (Base/Super Saiyan) and Z Fighters vs. Super 17
- Trunks (Base/SS) and Z Fighters vs. Syn Shenron
- Trunks, Gohan and Goten vs. Omega Shenron
- Trunks (SS), Vegeta (SS2), Gohan (SS2), Goten (SS) vs. Omega Shenron
- Trunks and Goten vs. Broly (Super Saiyan)
- Trunks (Super Saiyan), Goten (Super Saiyan), Krillin, and No. 18 vs. Bio-Broly
- Trunks and Goten vs. The Dictator
- Trunks and Z Fighters vs. Hirudegarn
- Trunks and Goten vs. Avo and Cado
- Trunks' grandfather, Dr. Brief, made him a toy that looks like the time machine Future Trunks arrived in. He also had a Goku doll.
- His unusual name comes from the running joke of his family members all being named after various undergarments, though these are downplayed in the English anime, and the word "trunks" can have several meanings, such as plural for tree trunk (interestingly enough, he uses an attack called Big Tree Cannon). The English dub of Dragon Ball Z has his name as Trunks Brief while the Dragon Ball GT dub identifies him as Mr. Brief during Trunks appearances as President of Capsule Corp. Bulma does actually refer to him by this full name in the anime.
- His name, Trunks, is a pun on boxers. When it is put together, it becomes Boxer-Brief.
- As mentioned before, Trunks inherited both Vegeta's egotistical attitude and his father's low opinion of Goku, as seen when Goku arrives on Earth for his one-day revival pass granted by Fortuneteller Baba, where he and Vegeta look upon the emotional scene of Goku reunites with his friends and family and meets Goten for the first time with total indifference. While believing his father to be the best, Trunks does respect Goku as a warrior after witnessing his Super Saiyan 3 transformation, and in Wrath of the Dragon, is shown to express genuine concern for Goku's well-being after he is crushed in between Hirudegarn's hands.
- In Bio-Broly, Trunks admits to having a "problem" with dogs.
- Trunks' hair whilst a Super Saiyan varies multiple times throughout the series, movies, and video games.
- In Dragon Ball GT and video games, Trunks knows many techniques originally used by his alternate timeline counterpart (Burning Storm, God Breaker, etc.).
- Trunks' hobby is playing video games.
- Trunks' favorite food is yakiniku.
- Trunks' favorite vehicle is a sports air car.
Main article: Trunks/Gallery
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Dragon Ball: Super Exciting Guide, 2009
- ↑ Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy, 1997
- ↑ Dragon Ball Online, 2010
- ↑ Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, 2013
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’
- ↑ Daizenshuu 7, 1996
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z episode 207, "Take Flight, Videl"
- ↑ Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, 2006
- ↑ Chīsa na Senshi~Goten to Trunks no Theme~ in Dragon Power single by Hironobu Kageyama (1994), Shin Oya, CD case published by Forte Music Entertainment, FMDC-514, Japan