Goku had died a number of times over the course of the Dragon Ball franchise. Although he always finds a way back from the dead, there are definitely ways he could end up dying for good. We've compiled a list of ten ways Goku could actually be defeated in the franchise, ranging from the more mundane to the completely heroic.
We're starting with sacrifice, since Goku has shown a penchant for putting himself in harm's way in order to save his friends in the past. Heck, Dragon Ball Z even killed the hero off early on, which led to him meeting King Kai and learning Kaioken, which was integral for defeating Vegeta and Nappa. This was right after revealing his alien lineage and establishing him as a Saiyan. This happened because Raditz, his brother, appeared, which forced Goku to sacrifice himself. This also happened again with Cell later in the series.
There's a good chance Goku's permanent death could be the result of him sacrificing himself. It's probably the most logical option, considering the fact he's already done so twice. But it's definitely not the only way that he could go. Check out the video below for more ways Goku could die for good.
Although Dragon Ball: Super has already finished its run in Japan, dub-watching fans are still in the process of seeing what the popular franchise still holds. Super Dragon Ball Heroes is helping tide fans over in the short-term, but it's unknown at this time just when the series will return with new episodes. Still, characters are likely to keep changing as the series progresses and as we find out what happens next.
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Newly translated episodes of Dragon Ball Super air on Saturdays at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim.