When Bardock: The Father of Goku was released to Dragon Ball fans across the globe, it offered an unprecedented look into the lives of Saiyans during their heyday. We saw how they operated under Frieza, begrudgingly or otherwise, and we saw much of their battle-obsessed culture, not to mention the very first female Saiyan portrayed on screen.

Critically, however, we got a taste of the ruthless Vegeta as a toddler and, as the title suggests, Bardock, Goku’s father. Unlike his son, Bardock was a ruthless villain who, like all Saiyans, had a craving for battle no matter the moral consequences.

However, this all changed when he was injured by ...

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