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"You know you can't win! You can't destroy what I really am! Even if you manage to kill this body, someone even stronger would surface and take my place! Not one death will go unaccounted for, not one!"
— Future Gohan to Future Androids 17 and 18 in Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks

Future Gohan (らいそんはん Mirai no Gohan) is the alternate timeline counterpart of Gohan that appears in the timeline in which Future Trunks lives.[5]

Future Gohan is showcased as a twenty-three-year-old man and is depicted as the mentor of Future Trunks. After his father dies from a heart virus and cannot be wished back with the Dragon Balls, due to his death being a natural cause and the murder of the Dragon Team at the hands of Android 17 and Android 18 six months later, Gohan becomes Earth's last line of defense. Now a Super Saiyan, he spends the following thirteen years attempting to take down the androids, all the while training Future Trunks in the hope that he may one day be able to defeat them.


Future Gohan before acquiring his facial scar

Future Gohan appears as a tall, stern, and muscular man. He also dons a uniform greatly resembling that of Goku's early uniform, and states that he is inspired to wear it in the hopes that he will one day be as strong as he was. The only differences between his uniform and Goku's is that the sleeves are longer on his, his boots are a dark blue with yellowish stripes on the bottom edges and without the line running in the middle of the boots from top to bottom, and he also wears his own kanji symbol on the back, Han, 飯.[6] Bulma even states that Gohan looked strikingly similar to Goku when wearing this uniform. He never changed his hairstyle since his childhood, but the longer part of his hair is cut much shorter, somewhat resembling the haircut his alternate past counterpart had when he first trained in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber, and when fighting with Cell, only it was more grown into (because Future Gohan was a full-grown adult). He also obtains a scar that runs down the left side of his face, the after effect of an injury sustained during a battle with the androids that also cost him his left arm. When Future Gohan was revived in Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road, Gohan's arm was restored yet retained his scar.


Like his mainstream self's personality as a child, in his childhood, Future Gohan lacked the fighting spirit of his father and, as a fighter, he is mostly a coward and is a shy little boy, was gentle of heart, a pacifist in nature, but when enraged for seeing his friends hurt, his hidden dormant potential briefly revealed itself, he was also intensely focused in his studies, until the time his father died of the heart virus and the invasion of the androids and the murder of his friends, especially his mentor Future Piccolo, which is the period of the time divergence, and the period that dramatically changed him for the rest of his life. 13 years after the death of the Z Fighters, due to the apocalyptic world that he spent the latter half of his life in, Future Gohan, now an adult, is shown being far more serious and aggressive than his present timeline counterpart as a teen and adult, who was quite naïve, awkward, and is more laid-back and comical (especially when donning his Great Saiyaman outfit). Future Gohan seemed to have lost his pacifist-like demeanor which he had as a child, and is shown to be in quite a bit of pain and stress after all the years of challenging the Androids alone, and has a sort of "do or die" attitude, fiercely driven to destroy the Androids for all the death and destruction they caused.

However, as seen in his brief moments of peace, Future Gohan does retain his calm and cheerful nature, much like his father and present counterpart. During which, he enjoys life for what it is worth, most notably when telling Future Trunks to forget about becoming a Super Saiyan until he knows he is ready. Future Gohan also is incredibly close to Future Trunks, and appears to even consider him as his little brother. Although he once shared the same dream as his mainstream counterpart of becoming a scholar, due to the apocalyptic event that took place, Future Gohan presumably never went to school to fulfill that dream. It is assumed he spent all of his time training and pondering ways to stop the Androids. Future Gohan said to Future Bulma that he always dreamed of being strong like his father. Also, despite his aggressiveness, he was prepared to acknowledge his chances against the Androids were low, and that he would entrust Future Trunks as the last defender of Earth.

Due to this demeanor, he speaks with a rough, aggressive vocabulary in the Japanese version, unlike his counterpart, who still speaks in a polite, light-toned manner towards his adulthood.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, it is revealed that he is still highly intelligent like his main timeline counterpart, able to quickly figure out that the Trunks that assisted him is from the future. He was also able to learn that his fateful encounter with the androids has a purpose. He realizes that there should not be anyone as powerful as the Future Warrior living on Earth, as he would have already noticed them by that point, causing him to wonder where they came from.

Later in the Unknown History Saga, when Xeno Trunks alters the course of history for this timeline so that Future Gohan actually destroys the androids, Gohan mentions that he is looking forward to taking a break and enjoying the peace but will still defend and protect the world with Xeno Trunks, officially taking over his father's role in the greatly altered future timeline.

While working as an Instructor in Conton City as part of the Masters Pack DLC, if the Future Warrior trains under his Present counterpart and Videl, Future Gohan will learn they are training under his main timeline counterpart and is actually comforted by the fact that there is a different more peaceful version of events out there, showing that he is happy to hear that his counterpart did not go through the same things he had to and was able to live a peaceful life. Additionally his special dialogue with Great Saiyaman, he notes that it looks like his counterpart is having a blast and apparently has no problem with his counterpart's goofy alter-ego, indicating that while they have different personalities, they still share some of the same tastes and Future Gohan may have been more like his counterpart if he had grown up in more peaceful times.



Future Gohan lived exactly the same life as his main timeline counterpart until the point of the timeline divergence between Future Gohan and his main timeline counterpart that occurred when Future Frieza arrived on Earth in August of Age 764. Originally, Future Goku uses his Instant Transmission technique to arrive and kill Frieza and his father (Goku even states to Future Trunks in the main series that was what he was going to do), but the events in the series differ, as Future Trunks arrives and kills the tyrants in the main timeline instead of Goku, thus the timeline divergence.[7] Future Gohan hails from the true original timeline (one without a Future Trunks coming back in time, obviously) and because of this, the events that unfold are far different from those in the main series.

Dragon Ball Z

Cell Saga

Main article: Perfect Cell Saga

"If my father were still alive, he'd know what to do. Ah Dad, I always thought you were invincible, at least to a virus. But I'll be brave for you Dad... I'll make you proud."
— Future Gohan's flashback (Funimation dub)

Super Saiyan Gohan and Trunks charge the Androids

In "Ghosts from Tomorrow", a flashback via Trunks showcases Future Gohan waging a battle against Androids 17 and 18. In the flashback, Gohan battles with Android 18 first, but despite a few good blows, he is eventually smashed into a rock pile when Android 17 intervenes.

Before the downed warrior can rise again, the androids prepare to assault him, but Trunks steps in and cuts off a few locks of Android 18's hair. Trunks is attacked but Gohan is able to save him.

Future Gohan just prior to engaging the Androids

However, he is quickly overwhelmed so he and Trunks hide among the ruins of the city in order to devise a plan. A flashback of Gohan picturing his dying father is shown, and he states he will strive to make him proud. The next scene shows Gohan and Trunks charging at the androids, but nothing beyond this is seen other than a large explosion and Trunks' narrative describing his mentor's death.

Dragon Ball Super

"Future" Trunks Saga

Main article: "Future" Trunks Saga

Future Gohan leaves the battlefield

In the Bonus Story chapter, a flashback shows Future Gohan as a kid and it is revealed that the young Future Gohan survived the battle with the Androids as he had left to find the Dragon Balls and save the planet before Future Piccolo dies. He is picked up by Future Bulma in her airplane with baby Future Trunks in tow. She informs Future Gohan that someone has gathered the Dragon Balls and he checks the Dragon Radar noting they are all in one place.

They race to get the Dragon Balls before the wish is made. Unfortunately the Pilaf Gang had managed to complete the summoning and Future Pilaf bungles his wish resulting in himself, Future Mai, and Future Shu get turned into babies. Future Bulma and Future Gohan arrive too late and Gohan screams in anguish when he notices the Dragon Balls drop to the ground as stones instead of scattering across the Earth signaling the death of Future Piccolo and Future Kami.

Super Saiyan Future Gohan going to face the androids

Like what was seen in the TV Special, Future Gohan appears in Dragon Ball Super during Future Trunks' flashback. In it, Gohan is with Trunks sitting down when the androids attack a city nearby, Gohan transforms into a Super Saiyan and asks Trunks to stay, but he refuses and wants to go with his master, Gohan agrees and when both prepares to go, Gohan knocks Trunks out and goes by himself to face the androids. Later, Trunks finds Gohan's dead body, much to his sadness and begins to cry, achieving for the first time his Super Saiyan transformation.

Although only appearing in flashbacks, Future Gohan's spirit was destroyed when Future Zeno erased Future Trunks' timeline to eliminate Infinite Zamasu once and for all. An image of Future Gohan appeared when Gohan arrived to wave Trunks goodbye, causing the latter to reminisce the times he and Future Gohan shared. A tearful Trunks dwells on his failure to protect his world, but was cheered up by Gohan's optimistic words. His soul still exists in the second alternate future timeline created by Whis (in the anime) or Future Trunks (in the manga).

Film Appearances

The History of Trunks

Main articles: Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks and Trunks The History - The Lone Warrior

"Now Gohan... what would your father do!?"
— Future Gohan questioning himself after he and Trunks are nearly killed (Funimation dub)

Young Future Gohan discovers his father has passed away, an event that would impact his entire life

After the death of his father due to a lethal heart virus in Age 766, and then the murders of the Dragon Team by the androids on May 12th, Age 767 and the Dragon Balls becoming useless forever, due to Future Piccolo's death and Future Kami's death as the Z Fighters are unable to be wished back to life, Gohan's life is altered drastically.[8] It is stated that the death of Gohan's friends, like Future Piccolo and Future Krillin, sparked his transformation into a Super Saiyan, in these events, he never met Videl or had a little brother (as Present Gohan did), nor went to school to fulfill his dream to become a scholar, making him completely a warrior, thanks to Future Trunks' Time Machine, Gohan's character and life is split into two different timeline incarnations (with the aforementioned Gohan who lived in a peaceful world and the Gohan featured here in an apocalyptic timeline)

Future Gohan training with Future Trunks

Over the course of the following thirteen years, Gohan trains himself to be able to take down the androids, and over time, develops a close relationship to Trunks, the son of Vegeta and Bulma. As the last remaining Z Fighter, and by extension, family member generation (because he never met Videl, or started a relationship with her) he continuously takes it upon himself to challenge the androids, even though he is outnumbered and outclassed. Gohan becomes a Super Saiyan sometime during the years-long struggle against the androids. In the special, Trunks also states that being a half-Saiyan hybrid like himself, Gohan must understand how he feels about not being able to stop the androids, and while he does, Gohan still states that Trunks is currently an emotional wreck like he was when he was not allowed to train and fight with his friends.

Future Gohan's first true appearance in the special is his arrival at a city the androids had just recently attacked, thirteen years after the Z Fighters had been killed. He encounters Future Trunks in the ruins of the city, and after hearing his plea to learn to fight, agrees to take him under his wing. Over the course of the next thirteen years, Gohan becomes Trunks' mentor and trains him in everything he knows, also teaching him swordsmanship.[9]

Future Gohan engages Android 17 in battle

During a day of relaxation, the androids attack the theme park Super World while Gohan and Trunks happen to be flying overhead. The two quickly head toward the park to battle the androids. Upon arrival, Gohan instructs Trunks to stay out of the fight. Gohan then battles with Android 17, transforms into his Super Saiyan form and despite a few lucky hits from Android 17, quickly gains the upper-hand. However, Android 18 soon intervenes and Gohan finds himself quickly overwhelmed. In an attempt to assist Gohan, Trunks rushes in only to be quickly defeated by Android 18. However, before Android 18 can deliver a powerful energy blast to the young warrior, Gohan rushes in and takes the attack for him, saving Trunks' life. Gohan then carries the unconscious Trunks while trying to find a place to hide. He is successful in hiding until the androids decide to bomb the entire area in hopes of driving them out. Gohan manages to protect Trunks and stay hidden, but at the cost of his left arm, which is completely blown off in the bombing.

Merely one Senzu Bean remains in Gohan's bag and rather than use it to restore his arm, he chooses to give it to Trunks, which saves him from death. Trunks awakes a moment later and brings the unconscious Gohan back to Capsule Corporation where Bulma treats his wounds. After Gohan's injuries heal, the two resume training. Trunks, pushing ever closer to becoming a Super Saiyan, quickly begins to improve day by day.

"Sorry about that Trunks, but I wouldn't be able to forgive myself if anything happened to you. This is my battle for now little brother, you're not quite ready yet. I can feel them all crying down there Trunks, that's why I have to go! I know you'll understand someday. See ya later kid..."
— Future Gohan saying goodbye to the unconscious Trunks (Funimation dub)

Future Gohan prepares for his final battle

Several time later, during a day of training, the nearby Pepper Town is attacked by the androids. Gohan prepares himself for battle, only to see young Trunks begging to fight alongside him. Gohan seemingly accepts, only to knock Trunks out to avoid the young warrior from being nearly killed again, or worse. The one-armed Gohan seals his final fate when he flies into the city alone and ambushes the androids. Despite his handicap, Gohan puts up a long, suspenseful fight against the combined power of the androids.

Future Gohan is killed by the androids

As Gohan tries his hardest to keep his defenses up, the androids then blast a building when Gohan, interrupting his vision. The two androids then knock Gohan down and continuously blast Gohan with continuous energy waves, killing him. Trunks awakens when Gohan's ki depletes. He then searches the city, only to find Gohan's dead body laying in a pool of blood and water. His rage bursts out and he transforms into a Super Saiyan for the first time.

  • It is to be noted that in the manga chapter upon which the special is based, not only was the first battle against the Androids (where Gohan obtains his facial scar and severed arm) never shown, but Trunks was already able to transform into a Super Saiyan, and Android 18 presumably never joins the battle, as Android 17 mockingly brags that he only used under half of his maximum when he defeated Gohan over a year ago, and kills him with ease before Trunks is able to awaken and find Gohan's corpse in the debris (also notable is that no rain is ever seen during this scene, although Trunks ramming his fists into the ground in frustration is shown, if much less accentuated).

Other Dragon Ball stories

Shin Budokai - Another Road

Main article: Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road Future Gohan is brought back to life by Future Old Kai to help fight Future Majin Buu, along with Future Pikkon and Future Bardock. Present Gohan and Future Shin go to the Sacred World of the Kai to obtain the Z Sword, only to find that Gohan cannot remove it and then says that they may need the "chosen one", which is Future Gohan. They bring Future Gohan to the Sacred World of the Kais, and he removes it easily compared to the other Gohan. Later, the sword is broken by Present Gohan, which frees Old Kai, who proceeds to unlock Future Gohan's hidden potential, after which Old Kai gives Future Gohan his life so he can help fight alongside the Z Fighters because Future Trunks is having problems dealing with Z Clones (clones of the Z Fighters), Future Janemba, Future Cooler, Cell, Future Broly, and Future Kid Buu.

Xenoverse 2

Main article: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

A Desperate Future Saga

Super Saiyan Future Gohan facing the androids

The Future Warrior finds Future Trunks looking at his timeline's Scroll of Eternity which shows Future Gohan's fight against Future 17 & 18 that leads to his death in Age 780. Trunks is reminded of his sorrow over the loss of his master when he witnesses his first Super Saiyan transformation via the scroll. Later while talking with the Future Warrior, Old Kai, and Chronoa, a history change occurs within the Scroll of Age 780 and as it is dangerous for Trunks to go into his own history, the Future Warrior is tasked with fixing it alone. In the altered history of Age 780, Future Gohan is confronted by Dark Future Android 16 and is surprised when he realizes there is another Android. Future 16 states his mission is to eliminate the son of Goku. Fortunately, the Future Warrior arrives and teams up with Future Gohan. Noticing the Warrior's strength, Future Gohan is surprised there is another strong warrior around, but after thinking about it realizes there shouldn't be anyone else that strong on Earth. The two eventually manage to defeat Future 16, however they are soon confronted by the evil demonic Android, Mira. While Future Gohan is confused by the situation, he teams up with the Future Warrior against Mira, however Mira is too strong for them. Refusing to see his master and the warrior die at the hands of Mira, Trunks defies the Supreme Kai of Time's orders and travels to Age 780 to join the fight. Gohan is surprised to see the grown up Super Saiyan Trunks, but decides to focus on the battle at hand. Together Trunks, Gohan, and the Warrior manage to overpower Mira, who is surprised that his power is still not enough, before retreating.

"If you're here all grown up... Then the future... is safe, isn't it? And so... this fight has a real purpose. That's enough for me. Trunks... It looks like you've made a good friend. You can't abandon a good friend, can you? It was really good to see, Trunks."
— Future Gohan final words to Xeno Trunks before confronting the Androids in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Future Gohan's reunion with Trunks in Xenoverse 2

Afterwards Gohan talks with Trunks and correctly surmises that Trunks is from the future, assuming that Trunks' presence meant he had used his mother's finished Time Machine to travel to Age 780. Overcome with emotion after being reunited with his mentor and refusing to let his master die, Trunks asks to join Gohan in fighting 17 & 18, despite knowing that this would be in violation of the original history and in direct defiance of the Supreme Kai of Time. Chronoa fails to convince Trunks to reconsider and asks the Future Warrior to get him to reconsider. However, before they can do so, Gohan steps in and having deduced his fate, asks if Gohan's actions would bring peace to the future, causing Trunks to momentarily pause. Knowing it is for the greater good, Gohan decides to accept his fate and leaves to face 17 & 18 alone. Trunks tries to follow but is blocked by the Future Warrior. Gohan convinces Trunks to let him leave and says the Future Warrior is a good friend. Gohan then leaves to confront his fate while Trunks and the Future Warrior return to Age 852. The Supreme of Kai Time, Elder Kai, and the Warrior observe Trunks as he watches Gohan heroically die fighting the Androids.

"I will never die! Even if my body breaks... ...another will rise in my place to dismantle you heartless androids!"
— Future Gohan words during his final confrontation with 17 & 18 in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

It is implied that Gohan's original statements to 17 and 18 in The History of Trunks special about someone stronger rising to defeat them was due to his encounter with Xeno Trunks in the altered timeline. This is suggested by Supreme Kai of Time's and Elder Kai's comments about allowing their encounter to remain as part of the timeline (as such alterations are usually erased when Chronoa puts the scrolls together after any history changes are fixed, though this time she wonders if it will be okay to leave it as is and Elder Kai smugly agrees they will just let this one slip by, presumably out of respect of Xeno Trunks and Future Gohan), while they are observing Trunks watch Future Gohan's death in the altered timeline via the Time Scroll. It should also be noted that Future Gohan does not speak those words when Xeno Trunks is observing Future Gohan's final moments in the unaltered history of Age 780 shown before the history change.

Unknown History Saga

In the second mission and final mission of the Unknown History Saga, due to an change in history caused by Towa's Distorted Time Eggs, Future Trunks ends up showing up to help Future Gohan fight the Androids, letting his emotions take him over and not caring about the circumstances of changing the course of history. Upon defeating the Androids, Trunks decides to stay in the newly made alternate timeline with Future Gohan, using his knowledge as a Time Patroller in order to prepare for future threats such as Future Cell and Future Majin Buu. Future Gohan jokingly calls him a "human crystal ball". Chronoa shows this change to the Future Warrior and asks their opinion on how they think she should handle it. Chronoa will thank them for their opinion but regardless of the Warrior's choice, Chronoa says she ultimately has the final say on the matter. The ending is unclear if Chronoa chose to fix the change, erase it, or leave it as it is. Chronoa later explains that the defective Time Eggs Towa created caused changes in history that strongly reflect the thoughts of the other people there, which created a timeline where Xeno Trunks chose to save his mentor's life, instead of allowing him to die as he did in the restored original timeline. Afterwards, this altered version of himself had ended up in Conton City, presumably at Chronoa's request, for the sake of Xeno Trunks, there, the Future Warrior can find him and request to become their mentor, where he will teach them all his techniques and all he knows, unbeknownst to him, Android 18 (Chronoa picked the present timeline one post-marriage with Krillin who also works as an Instructor) was also there, waiting to be a mentor for anyone.

Warrior of Hope Saga

Through the rip in spacetime created by Goku Black using his Sickle of Sorrow and his Time Ring in the altered timeline of Age 796 of future timeline from Dragon Ball Super, Future Gohan feels his student's older self's desire to protect the integrity of the future from the evil Fused Zamasu, lends his energy alongside a bewildered teenage Future Trunks. This energy is joined by energy from his main timeline counterpart and Present Piccolo, as well as energy from GT Trunks, GT Goku, and Pan of the GT Timeline, and Trunks: Xeno providing his energy from the Time Nest in Age 852. Their energy reaches Future Trunks fight in Age 796 which combines with the energy of the surviving Earthlings which Future Trunks uses to create the Sword of Hope and cuts Grotesque Zamasu in two with his Final Hope Slash. Afterwards Old Kai notes that while the rift brought forth villains, it also brought good power with it to that was desperately needed to defeat Fused Zamasu who had been strengthened by the Supervillain power-up. Old Kai wonders why everyone across time helped him though Chronoa surmises that they wanted to help Future Trunks fulfill his desire to protect the integrity of the future.

Infinite History Saga

As part of the Extra Pack 2 DLC, Future Gohan can act as the Future Warrior's partner if he is their current instructor during the new Infinite History Saga in which they must contend with Towa's brother Dabura who was secretly rescued from death at the hands of Innocent Buu by Towa when she invaded the Time Nest before her death in Age ???. Dabura plans to use his artificially created nephew Fu (who is genetically the son of Towa and Mira) to take revenge on the Time Patrol for their role in his sisters death, forcing the Future Warrior and their partner Future Gohan (though only if he is their current instructor) to work together protect history from the vengeful Demon King and his enigmatic nephew.

Reunion with Xeno Trunks in Hell

Super Saiyan Future Gohan and Super Saiyan Blue Goku performing the Father-Son Kamehameha during the battle with Supervillain Janemba and his clones in Xenoverse

As part of an update DLC story scenario, Future Gohan comes to the aid of Xeno Trunks, Future Pikkon, and the Conton City Hero while they are battling clones of Supervillain Future Janemba created by Fu as part of his latest experiment following the completion of his previous experiment during an altered Tournament of Power. Despite his assistance, the Future Janembas are able to overwhelm the four heroes though fortunately backup soon arrives in the form of Super Saiyan Blue Goku to payback Xeno Trunks & the Conton City Hero for aiding Team Universe 7 during the altered Tournament of Power. Future Gohan is surprised to see his father and is amazed by his Super Saiyan Blue form, though Goku says they can talk about it later as they need to deal with the Future Janembas. Working together as father and son, the two are able to defeat several of the Future Janembas and even manage to perform a Father-Son Kamehameha. However Fu reveals that Future Janemba was never supposed to appear in the Hell of the Future timeline revealing that its destruction did nothing and having completed his experiment, Fu begins absorbing the altered future timeline's energy causing Hell to disappear as he flees through a portal followed by Xeno Trunks and the Conton City Hero.



Before his death, Future Gohan is arguably the most powerful warrior to have lived on Earth, but is weaker compared to his present timeline counterpart when he fought the immensely powerful Android, Cell. In the manga, when Future Trunks attained his Super Saiyan form, he struggled against Future Gohan's base form. Future Gohan states that he wished he was as strong as his father, but it was not an easy task, and also that Future Trunks would surpass him in a few months. Future Android 17 claims to Future Gohan that when he had previously defeated him he had not even used half of his power.


In The History of Trunks, Gohan seemed to have gotten stronger via Saiyan Power as he was able to hold his own against both Androids for some time despite having one arm, unlike their last encounter in which he could not hold his own at all with both his arms, even though Android 17 was suppressed, but once the Androids team up and use their Accel Dance, he was soundly overwhelmed and murdered. Before Future Trunks departs to the past, Future Bulma tells him that he is only about as strong as Future Gohan was at the time of his death.

Video games
"So, Gohan... You're just full of hidden potential, aren't you? So much power... Fine fuel to further evolution!"
— Mira commenting on Future Gohan's hidden potential in Xenoverse 2

In Xenoverse 2, after Future Gohan manages to defeat Future Android 16 with the assistance of the Future Warrior, Mira decides to confront him with the intention of draining Future Gohan's hidden power to further his own evolution. During the confrontation, Mira notes that Future Gohan is full of hidden potential.

In the Unknown History Saga, Xeno Trunks interferes with Future Gohan's fateful battle and an emotional Xeno Trunks is almost killed. This causes Future Gohan's hidden power to explode as a result of his rage giving him more than enough power to defeat and destroy the androids, bringing peace to that timeline's Future World. Once Gohan realizes that he has the power to defeat them, he remembers all his friends that had died and focuses on using his newfound power to finally destroy the Androids, in order to save both his future world and Xeno Trunks.

This shows that Future Gohan actually had the power to defeat Android 17 and 18 hidden within himself, but was never able to tap into it in the original future timeline, as his hidden power often only surfaces when enraged, similar to his main timeline counterpart during the Cell Games, however unlike his main timeline counterpart it does not result in him transforming into a Super Saiyan 2, as the situation was not desperate enough to warrant such a transformation, as 17 and 18 were weaker than Perfect Cell.

In the updated DLC that comes from the Legendary Pack 1, Future Gohan joins the battle against Future Janemba. As a Super Saiyan, despite Future Janemba being stronger than he previously had been due the Supervillain power he was using, Future Gohan was able to hold his own. With the aid of Super Saiyan Blue Goku from the Tournament of Power, he is able to fight more evenly, even unleashing a Father-Son Kamehameha alongside Goku that destroys a large amount of the copies that Future Janemba made. This shows that Future Gohan had unlocked more of his latent potential through unknown means, as with only the original Super Saiyan form, he could contend evenly alongside his father in his Super Saiyan Blue form.


  • Flight – The ability to fly with the use of ki.
  • Ki Blast – The most basic form of energy wave.

Future Gohan prepares his Down Burst

  • Down Burst – The user fires an energy sphere to the ground in order to get away from his opponents.
  • Intercept – First, Future Gohan and the opponent engage in a hand-to-hand battle with Future Gohan blocking every hit. Then, Future Gohan moves quickly and gets behind the opponent to deliver a power-packed kick to the chin, inflicting a great deal of damage.
  • Sonic Rush - Future Gohan starts the attack by kicking his opponent away. He then teleports behind them and does a right-hand chop, followed by a right hook then a right sweep kick. Future Gohan finishes the rush attack by kicking his opponent high in the air then knocking them back down with a right elbow, inflicting a great amount of damage.
  • Masenko – The attack is performed by the user placing both hands above the head with the palms facing the target and one hand in front of the other with the fingers going in opposite directions. When the user thrusts their hands forward, they call the name and fire a beam of yellow, white, or orange energy.
    • Hyper Masenko - First, Future Gohan raises his hands and charges a Masenko. Then, he puts more energy into it, and fires a beam much larger than a normal Masenko, inflicting a high amount of damage. He also uses a version fired from the right arm only.
  • Kamehameha – A powerful Ki blast fired with two hands after concentrating a large amount of Ki.
    • One-Handed Kamehameha - The user charges their ki into their hand (usually while chanting the familiar KA-ME-HA-ME-HA) then fires an energy wave at the opponent. This technique is often performed when one of the user's arms are injured or lost, thus preventing them from performing the original version.
      • One-Handed Kamehameha mk.II - The user charges their into their hand (usually while chanting the familiar KA-ME-HA-ME-HA) then fires an energy wave at the opponent. This technique is often performed when one of the user's arms are lost, thus preventing them from performing the original version. Prior to using the technique, the user does several back-flips to distance themselves from their opponent.
      • DUAL One-Handed Kamehameha - Can be used by a Time Patroller and a Future Gohan.
    • Father-Son Kamehameha - After the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to his custom skillset after purchasing it in Partner Customization. As part of the Legendary Pack 1 DLC, Super Saiyan Future Gohan and SSGSS Goku also perform this technique to defeat several Mystic Copies of Future Janemba.
  • Fierce Combination - First, Future Gohan strikes a fighting pose as he charges at the opponent and kicks them up into the air. Then, he flies up past the opponent and flies back to roundhouse and punch them away. Next, he grabs the opponent by their ankle and shouts "Die!" as he flies downward to slam them into the ground. Finally, Future Gohan backflips away and shouts "Watch it!" as he fires the powerful One-Handed Kamehameha mk.II at the opponent, inflicting a high amount of damage.

Future Gohan using Tenma Defense

  • Tenma Defense – Future Gohan charges his ki and lets forth a large white barrier to either knock away opponents or deflect attacks.
  • Solar Flare - In the Dragon Ball Super manga, Future Trunks reveals that Future Gohan taught it to him.
  • Super Explosive Wave – One of Future Gohan's Blast 1 in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2.
  • Ki Explosion - Used in Xenoverse 2.
  • Energy Charge - Used in Xenoverse 2.
    • Full Power Charge – One of Future Gohan's Blast 1 in Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and used in Xenoverse 2.
      • Maximum Charge - After the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be unlocked for his custom skillset by purchasing it in Partner Customization.
  • Wild Sense – One of Future Gohan's Blast 1 in Budokai Tenkaichi 3.
  • Super Afterimage - After the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be unlocked for his custom skillset by purchasing it in Partner Customization.
  • Special Beam Cannon – Used in video games in either his base form or Super Saiyan form.
  • Gekiretsu Madan – One of Future Gohan's Blast 2 attacks in his Super Saiyan form. Called Hyper Masenko in Raging Blast 2.
  • Burning Attack – Used in Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road.
  • Power up to the Very Limit – One of Future Gohan's Blast 1 in his Super Saiyan form.
  • Rise to Action - After the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to his custom skillset through Partner Customization.
  • Evil Eyes - After the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to his custom skillset through Partner Customization.
  • Explosive Demon Wave - Used in Xenoverse 2.
    • Dust Attack - After the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to his custom skillset after purchasing it in Partner Customization.
  • Full Power Energy Wave - After the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to his custom skillset after purchasing it in Partner Customization.
  • Kiai - Used in Xenoverse 2.
    • Shockwave - After the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to his custom skillset after purchasing it in Partner Customization.
    • Spirit Explosion - After the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to his custom skillset after purchasing it in Partner Customization.
  • Instant Rise - After the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to his custom skillset after purchasing it in Partner Customization.
  • Ki Transfer - Used in Xenoverse 2's story mode.

Super Saiyan

Main article: Super Saiyan

Super Saiyan Future Gohan

The ability to transform into a more powerful being, Future Gohan takes this form every time he fights the androids. It is not exactly clear at what age and how he became a Super Saiyan in the alternate timeline, but it is implied that he became able to use Super Saiyan after seeing his friends killed by the androids, as suggested by his fierce hatred towards them. He also attempted to teach the ability to Future Trunks and succeeded in the manga.

In Xenoverse 2, it appears as an Awoken Skill transformation under the name Future Super Saiyan which can be utilized by Future Gohan, Future Trunks, Trunks: Xeno, and the Saiyan Future Warrior (after completing Future Gohan's story in the Unknown History Saga). Future Super Saiyan transformation recovers ki much faster than any of the other type of Super Saiyan, which is presumably a result of users training their Super Saiyan form to recover ki more faster in order to better combat Androids with limitless energy. When Future Super Saiyan is used the same transformation stance Future Gohan took when he transforms during his final battle with the Androids in the TV special.

Super Saiyan 2

Main article: Super Saiyan 2

Super Saiyan 2 Future Gohan in Shin Budokai - Another Road

Future Gohan can take this form in Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road. Due to a looser hairstyle compared to his present counterpart, his appearance in this form is noticeably different from his appearance as a Super Saiyan, with the front end of his hair being much sharper and spikier compared to his appearance as a Super Saiyan..

Super Saiyan 3

Main article: Super Saiyan 3

Super Saiyan 3 Future Gohan in Dragon Ball Heroes

Future Gohan can take on this form in Dragon Ball Heroes, introduced in ninth mission of the Galaxy Mission series (GM9). Unlike other users of this form, Future Gohan has two bangs, instead of less.

Potential Unleashed

Main article: Potential Unleashed

Ultimate Future Gohan in Shin Budokai - Another Road

Like his present counterpart in the main timeline, Future Gohan has his hidden potential awakened by the Future Old Kai during the battle against Future Innocent Buu in Shin Budokai - Another Road. He also became able to harness his power in an Ultimate State. Like Present Gohan, this state does not change his hairstyle yet gains prominent facial features. His eyes become sterner and more defined, showing noticeable intensity and seriousness.

Future Gohanks

Main article: Future Gohanks

Future Gohanks artwork for Dragon Ball Fusions

Future Gohan can fuse with his student Future Trunks, resulting in a powerful warrior. Future Gohanks attains the Metamoran clothes as Gogeta and Gotenks and he keeps Future Trunks' sword. His hairstyle is wide and messy, having the lower part lilac colored, while the top of his head is black. He makes his debut appearance in Dragon Ball Heroes, introduced in the ninth mission of the God Mission series (GDM9). Future Gohanks also appears exclusively in Dragon Ball Fusions through a special collaboration between both games.

  • Battle Armor - During the conflict with Future Mecha Frieza, Future Gohan wears the Battle Armor he obtained during his timeline's Battle on Planet Namek.
  • Demon Clothes - Like his main timeline counterpart, Future Gohan wore clothing similar to his mentor Future Piccolo as a child and during the initial confrontation between the Androids and Dragon Team.
  • Turtle School Uniform - As an adult, Gohan wears his own version of the Turtle School Uniform while confronting the Androids in honor of his deceased father Future Goku. The kanji for "Han" is located on the back.
  • Senzu Bean - Mystical healing beans grown by Future Korin before his death. In the TV special, Future Gohan gives his last Senzu Bean to the injuried Future Trunks. As a result, there are no Senzu Beans to heal Future Gohan's injuries cause him to lose his arm (it is also implied his arm could have been restored if they still had Senzu Beans).

Video Game Appearances

Future Gohan in Xenoverse 2

Loading Screen Artwork 02 depicting Time Patrol Future Trunks and Future Gohan overlooking a ruined city in Xenoverse 2

As part of the Masters Pack DLC in Xenoverse 2, Future Gohan appears in Conton City standing near the pond north of the Recreation Plaza and will offer to train the Future Warrior.

As part of the 1.15.00 Update DLC, Artwork 02 is added as an obtainable piece of Artwork. It depicts a homage to both The History of Trunks and the Unknown History Saga as it shows Future Trunks and his mentor Future Gohan talking while overlooking a ruined city presumably in the altered Future timeline seen in the Unknown History Saga. It can be obtained by purchasing it from the TP Medal Shop for 300 TP Medals (it should be noted the inventory changes every week so there may be times when it is unavailable for purchase).

Voice Actors


Pre-Dragon Ball Z
  • Future Gohan (Base/Super Saiyan) vs. Future Android 18 and Future Android 17 (many times before The History of Trunks)
  • Future Gohan vs. Future Trunks (training)
  • Future Gohan (Base/Super Saiyan) vs. Future Android 17
  • Future Gohan (Super Saiyan) vs. Future Android 17 and Future Android 18
  • Future Gohan (Super Saiyan) vs. Future Android 17 and Future Android 18
Dragon Ball Z
  • Future Gohan vs. Future Trunks (Super Saiyan) (training; Manga only)
  • Future Gohan (Super Saiyan) and Future Trunks vs. Future Android 17 and Future 18 (Flashback; anime only)


  • Future Gohan is the first adult version of the character seen in both the manga and anime.
  • Dameon Clarke (Cell's English voice actor), voices him in the TV special and flashbacks. However, because Kyle Hebert took the role of a teenage Gohan in the Buu arc, all media featuring Future Gohan will be voiced by Kyle Hebert, including Dragon Ball Super.
  • After an encounter with the Androids, Future Gohan received scars that looked similar to Yamcha's. His haircut even vaguely resembled the one Yamcha was seen with in his appearance during the Majin Buu arc.
  • Future Gohan has a monstrous appetite similar to Goku's and devours his meals very quickly. Future Bulma even says when Future Gohan has finished eating, "Yep, like father like son." Humorously, his present counterpart is shown swallowing food the same way during in the World Tournament Saga and in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn.
  • In Japanese, Future Gohan refers to himself with the pronoun ore, suggesting a rough image. This is in contrast to Present Gohan, who uses the softer boku, even under extreme circumstances. Similarly, Future Gohan refers to villains with omae, while Present Gohan uses kisama.
  • Unlike his counterpart, Future Gohan's voice tone is deep and rough, similar to Goku's in the Japanese version, whereas the present Gohan speaks with a distinct lighter, much polished voice as an adult, except when he becomes serious.
  • The manga implies that Future Gohan would not have stood a chance against the Androids, even with both arms, as Future Android 17 stated he only used less than half his full power previously.
  • Coincidentally, both Future and Present Gohan had lost the use of their left arm during a battle against an Android (Future 17 and Future 18 for Future Gohan and Cell for Present Gohan); though while Future Gohan lost his arm completely, Present Gohan's arm was only badly injured and later recovered completely.
    • In Xenoverse 2, both Future Gohan and Teen Gohan perform the Father-Son Kamehameha with one hand.
  • Many video games, such as Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and Xenoverse 2, depict Future Gohan's left arm broken and only using his right arm to fight. This is a reference to the loss of his left arm when fighting the androids.
    • Other games , including Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, have depicted him with both arms intact, possibly due to censorship reasons (or in the case of Shin Budokai - Another Road, possibly because he was fully revived or due to the game's mechanics).
      • However, a few video games actually feature Future Gohan with only one arm intact as a playable character, including a more recent Dokkan Battle LR Future Gohan & Future Trunks, Legends Limited Future Gohan from Dragon Ball Legends, and the -Trunks The Warrior of Hope DLC in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot which depicts the loss of Future Gohan's arm and he is playable one-armed up to his death, with one-armed Future Gohan even getting Z Encyclopedia entries for his one-armed base form and one-armed Super Saiyan form.
  • Though Future Gohan technically doesn't appear in Dragon Ball Xenoverse, he is represented by his adult main timeline counterpart in a Parallel Quest set within a time fragment timeline which seems to be based upon Future Trunks' timeline, albeit with the Time Patrol assisting the adult Future Trunks in combating Future Android 17 & 18. However this is not the first time in a video game that Adult Gohan has been used as a stand-in for Future Gohan.
    • In Xenoverse 2, this Parallel Quest returns though with the actual Future Gohan instead of Adult Gohan acting as a stand-in like in Xenoverse.
  • Even though in the Unknown History Saga's story it was said that Future Gohan defeated the Androids with Time Patrol Future Trunks in his Super Saiyan form after his power had been released, the player can choose between his base and Future Super Saiyan form to fight the Androids in-game. Depending on their choice, players might make Gohan fight and defeat the Androids with just his base form.
  • The Future Gohan that appeared in Conton City might be from after he defeated the Androids in the Unknown History Saga, as he was able to quickly defeat the Future Androids of another alternate timeline using only his base form. This might suggest that this Future Gohan continued to train during the many years of peace, and unlocked more of his potential, before being brought to Conton City.
  • In Xenoverse 2, if the Future Warrior talks to Future Gohan while wearing Future Trunks's attire, he will state that seeing that outfit gives him a good feeling.
  • In Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Future Gohan will have special pre-match dialogue with Future Trunks, Android 17 & 18, Gohan, and Goku, who will ask why his son looks so sad.
  • In Xenoverse 2, he also has special dialogue with several characters such as his main timeline counterpart (Adult/Great Saiyaman), Goten, Trunks (Kid/GT), Future Trunks (DBZ/Xeno), Videl (Base/Great Saiyaman 2), , Goku (Base/GT), Bardock (Base/Xeno), Piccolo, Krillin, Vegeta (Base), Android 16, Android 17 (representing Future 17), and Android 18 (representing Future 18).
    • When confronting Adult Gohan, he says "You're me but from a different future." while Adult Gohan says "Huh? So you're..." indicating that Adult Gohan may realize that Future Gohan is from Trunks' timeline.
    • When confronting Great Saiyaman, "The me from this era seems to be having a blast.", indicating that Future Gohan has no problem with his counterpart's super hero alter-ego.
  • In the early years of publication in Vietnam, the cause of Gohan's death was changed to tetanus instead of being killed by 17 and 18. In later republication, it was corrected exactly as the original version.


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