Dragon Ball Z: 10 Marvel teams Goku would join
Goku is the protagonist of Dragon Ball Z, and he’s also one of the greatest heroes in all of anime. It is no exaggeration to say that he is the reason that many people outside of Japan have come to find out about the anime and fall in love with it, contributing to the medium’s widespread popularity. Although he is the strongest hero on Earth, he is also a team player, fighting alongside his friends, the Z-Fighters.
Along with the rise of anime, another major medium has come to dominate the cultural landscape: comics. And in particular, the Marvel Universe has grown in importance, thanks to the popularity of the MCU. But that begs the question: which Marvel teams would Goku join if given the chance?
ten The Avengers are Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
The Avengers are the mightiest heroes on Earth. Coincidentally, if Goku bothered to make a resume, he would probably also read “Earth’s Mightiest Hero.”
Fighting alongside powers such as Thor, Captain Marvel, and the Hulk would keep the Saiyan entertained and happy, while he would find camaraderie in Captain America’s unwavering honor and Iron Man’s willingness to improve himself.
9 Defenders are a team of misfit heroes
There have been a few very different Defenders lineups over the years, but the team is basically a bunch of misfits who don’t seem to have much in common. Originally, the team included the Hulk, Silver Surfer, Doctor Strange, and Namor the Submariner.
It seems that an overpowered Saiyan martial artist with an endless appetite and fanciful hair would be as different from any of these heroes as they are from each other. The only thing Goku would share with them is their mission – to defend the Earth and the people who live there.
8 The Chaste Battle Hand With Martial Arts
La Chaste is a secret organization of martial artists dedicated to stopping the ninja of the Hand. Notable members include Daredevil and his mentor Stick.
Goku loves any excuse to show off his martial arts skills and test them against others. He’s unlikely to find much to challenge him in the Hand, but there are a few in their ranks who could keep him on his toes long enough for him to sweat.
7 Damage control helps manage the consequences of superhuman combat
When most superheroes battle mad scientists, alien invaders, or whatever villain of the week is all they care about dealing with the enemy in front of them. Then they fly away and leave the cleanup to others once the battle is over. That’s why Damage Control exists – to clean up messes.
Goku loves good fights, but he’s also someone who really cares about helping others. He might not like digging through rubble after a battle is over, but he’s used to fighting enemies in remote places. He would not want to see any injured civilians and would do everything possible to help them.
6 Guardians of the Galaxy operate in space
The Guardians of the Galaxy travel through space, facing off against various aliens and gods the galaxy may need to be protected from. They frequently encounter enemies like Thanos and the Baddoon.
Goku is comfortable flying in space and would enjoy the company of most Guardians. He would probably get along particularly well with Star-Lord and Rocket. However, he would be even more thrilled if he could prove himself against the galaxy’s most powerful enemies.
5 Excalibur manages extradimensional threats
Excalibur is a team of heroes known for their association with the X-Men, but they’re really rooted in adventures jumping between different parallel worlds. Original members include Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, Captain Britain and Rachel Summers.
The wacky quirks that Excalibur can meddle in would be perfect for Goku’s light-hearted demeanor, but he would also be able to handle their darker moments and come out on the other side. He would be an asset to the team, but could also learn a lot from them.
4 SWORD fights against alien invaders
SWORD is the designated agency to protect Earth from alien invaders. This is also Goku’s job, although he tends to use more martial arts and ki attacks than he is used to.
The Skrulls, the Kree, the Frieza Force – it’s the same with Goku. As long as he can protect the world and test his skills, he will be happy.
3 The Ultimates save the world as best they can
The Ultimates are better known as the Ultimate Universe Avengers team. Considering the dark and gloomy nature of the Ultimate Heroes, Goku probably wouldn’t stay long if he ever joined them.
More interesting to consider is how he would perform on Team Ultimates 2015 in the main Marvel Universe – a team made up of heroes such as Captain Marvel, America Chavez, Blue Marvel, Black Panther, and Spectrum. They fight against cosmic threats, determined to save the universe and change things for the better. While the science talk about the space station would likely get past Goku’s head, he would be sympathetic to the mission and eager for the challenge. He would also quickly make friends with them.
2 Howling commandos are skillful warriors
The Howling Commandos are another team with many, many incarnations. The original team fought for Allied forces in WWII and faced threats like Hydra and the Nazis. Among their ranks were Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, and several lesser-known but still impressive wartime heroes.
More recently, an elite special operations team of the same name has been tasked with carrying out police actions in the United States and carrying out surgical infiltrations and strikes in international conflicts.
1 Immortal weapons are martial arts masters
Danny Rand is the Iron Fist, trained in kung fu in the sky city of Kun Lun and endowed with dragon chi Shou-Lao the Undying. But Danny is just one of many immortal weapons, each the champion of another of the Seven Capitals of Heaven.
Other immortal weapons include Fat Cobra, Dog Brother # 1, Prince of Orphans, and Bride of Nine Spiders. Goku would be comfortable among them.
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