Bardock, husband of Gine and father of Goku and Raditz, dies by the hands of Frieza. He worked under Frieza but soon realizes Frieza’s intention of destroying Saiyan race, is faced with Frieza’s Supernova attack, and dies fighting. During the battle, he sees a glimpse of his son’s future fighting Frieza.
His first appearance in Dragon Ball Z TV Special was on October 17, 1990, which was first dubbed by FUNimation Productions. Later, a re-mastered version was released in 2009. A short film of Bardock was also released by Toei Animation in 2011, where we saw Bardock managing to survive the blast delivered by Frieza and gaining a power level of a Super Saiyan while fighting one of Frieza ancestors, Lord Chilled.
Bardock’s seems to have the personality traits typical to Saiyans i.e. crushing, conquering and stiff natured. However, here is why we think the creators should bring him back.
Although, his power level is not a match for Saiyans like Goku and Vegeta, we think Super Saiyan level would be a good start for upgrade after some training with Goku or battles with some of DBZ heroes. Bardock’s rage and thirst for vengeance may make the series a treat to watch for the audience.
Father Meet Son
We all want to see this larger-than-life moment where father will meet son maybe with a battle between them. After all he is the father of the lead character (Goku) of Dragon Ball Z. Bringing him back instead of the other Saiyans will be a great idea because he shows a little humanity as opposed to other from the race. We have seen Bardock’s soft corner in Special Episode when he saved the village from Lord Chilled’s wrath. Goku will surely have a good impact on his father and touch a soft corner in his heart.
Linking with Previous Series
The creators linking a story in new series with the previous series would be a cool idea like Frieza’s been revived by Whis in the last episode of Dragon Ball Super. What if creators could develop the story in a way that puts Frieza and Bardock facing off in a battle since Bardock wanted to have his vengeance as Frieza destroyed him along with whole planet of saiyans.
There were rumors that Akira Toriyama will bring Bardock back, with some cool battle and emotional scenes. It might have something to do with Toriyama’s statement in a Super Interview 6th round Daizenshuu. He said, “I really like the story of Bardock, Goku’s father. It’s dramatic and the kind of story I absolutely wouldn’t draw if it were me. It was like watching a different kind of Dragon Ball in a good way, so I thought it was nice”.
“I really like the story of Bardock, Goku’s father. It’s dramatic and the kind of story I absolutely wouldn’t draw if it were me. It was like watching a different kind of Dragon Ball in a good way, so I thought it was nice”.
However, however much the fans would like a family reunion and Bardock back in action, we don’t see Toriyama bringing him back. But one can hope!