#5. GOKU VS. MAJIN VEGETA
And it did. Remember their desert fight? Flying knees, kicks to the head, body shots, energy blasts, and of course, an endless amount of face-offs and shit-talking from both sides of the 'mat'.
Watch the clip of Goku fighting Majin Vegeta here.
#4. GOKU KILLS BUU
Fast-forward in time and you've got one of the most intriguing deaths in series. Unlike any previous deaths of major villains in the series, Buu's death at the hands of Goku was shown as a very spiritual and larger-than-life moment. From the way Goku’s comrades "cheer" him on to throw that final Spirit Bomb, to his God-like pose, to the highlight reel of all of Buu's previous attacks, and even to the musical score that accompanied the scene, everything was made to portray Goku as an almighty savior. And based on Goku's character and attitude, it was actually quite fitting to his development throughout DBZ.
Watch the clip of Goku killing Majin Buu here.
#3. GOKU AND VEGETA FUSE
The first time Goku and Vegeta fused was mind-blowing. What DBZ did right was combine the strengths of two powerful and opposing heroes in order to defeat a common enemy, and it worked out perfectly. Gogeta—Goku and Vegeta combined—pummelled the nemesis Janemba with ease and in quick fashion. To add icing on the cake, Goten and Trunks, feeling the qi of Gogeta during their own fierce battle, even made a fusion of their own. How cool was that!?
Watch the clip of Goku and Vegeta fusing here.
#2. GOHAN TURNS SS2
Until this day I can still remember SFX of birds chirping and the building Japanese musical score that accompanied his transformation. "Zet ta baby whoah whoahhhh", or something like that.
Watch the clip of Gohan turning SS2 here.
#1. GOKU, GOHAN, AND GOTEN KILL BROLY
As a fan since his transformation into SS2 during the Cell Saga, watching a more mature and experienced Gohan engage Brolly was akin to rooting for "the karate kid" in his final battle. And though his challenge was somewhat unsuccessful, the unification of the father, oldest son, and youngest son for an epic Kamehameha was the icing on the cake.
Watch the clip of Goku, Gohan, and Goten killing Brolli here.