Goku’s zodiac sign and how he predicts his actions
Understanding a character’s zodiac sign can reveal new information about them. So what is the zodiac of Son Goku from Dragon Ball and what does it mean?
Son Goku, also known by his name Saiyan Kakarot, is often considered the father of modern Shonen protagonists. Goku is the model that many shonen characters are based on, so it makes sense that Goku, whose official birthday is April 16, has the first sign of the zodiac: Aries.
As the archetypal protagonist of shonen, Goku’s personality is both bold and well-defined, which fits his star sign perfectly. Being an Aries makes Goku a fire sign, which fits in well with his passionate personality. Goku never does anything halfway in the Dragon ball series. Whether it’s fighting, feeding, or protecting the plant, Goku always goes all out.
Son Goku’s Personality as Aries
People of the Aries zodiac are often described as free spirits who find it difficult to stay in one place or focus on a single task. Goku has always been looking for adventure and the next fight. As a young child, Goku embarked on a quest to collect the Dragon Balls, competed in several martial arts tournaments, and fought many threats to the planet, all with a rather carefree attitude.
Goku is almost purely motivated by what interests him at the moment and doesn’t take most of his responsibilities seriously. This lack of discipline can make him careless and irresponsible. After defeating Frieza on Namek, Goku refused to return home with his wife, child and friends; instead, he decided to stay on an alien planet and train. Goku even gave a Senzu Bean to Cell, a villain who planned to kill Goku’s family and destroy the planet, just to be at full strength when he fights his son.
Another quality of the Aries sign that he embodies is Goku’s warrior spirit. Whether it was because of his Saiyan DNA or simply because he had been trained in martial arts since he was a child, Goku always loved to fight. He constantly seeks conflict and competition in order to test his strength. Part of the reason Goku spared Vegeta’s life after preventing Prince Saiyan from blowing up the planet is that they might fight again someday. When the Tournament of Power was announced, Goku was thrilled to participate despite the losing universes being erased from existence.
Despite his usual goofy and carefree personality, Goku still shows the hallmark aggressiveness and anger associated with the sign of Aries. After witnessing several atrocities committed by Frieza’s henchmen and seeing his friends killed, Goku was filled with rage. This righteous anger allowed him to exceed his limits and attain the legendary form of Super Saiyan. However, he let go of that anger just as quickly when he offered Frieza several chances to surrender.
Son Goku’s Aries moments
No other anime character reflects the qualities of an Aries like Goku. Much like the ram that represents this zodiac sign, Goku rushes to meet all of his challenges head-on. This head-first thinking can lead to some interesting moments in combat, like when Goku bit Frieaza’s tail or when he decided to sacrifice himself by keeping Raditz still so Piccolo can hit them both with an attack.
Goku’s Aries side shone again when he forgot to take the meds Future Trucks had given him. Trucks specifically told Goku that he would contract a heart virus that was meant to kill him and that the drug would save his life. Years later, the heart virus he was warned against almost kills him because he stopped taking the drug. Mindless moments like these are a major downside to an Aries impulsive personality.
Those whose sign belongs to Aries like Goku are brash, confident and fearless in the face of adversity. Each challenge and difficulty is just another opportunity to prove their power and strength. They are passionate individuals who follow their instincts when faced with difficult choices. As a true Aries, Goku is always looking for the next fight and the next challenge.
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