|"Future Warrior in Black" is not this article's official English name, it is used as there is currently no official translation.|
"Lady Aeos gave me power through the Dark Dragon Balls. My strength is all that my life is worth - and I will prove that here and now!"
The Future Warrior in Black (将来黒衣の戦士 Mirai no Kokui no Senshi, "Future Warrior in Black Clothes") is an incarnation of Future Gohan (未来の孫悟飯 Mirai no Gohan) from a timeline wherein he did not have enough strength to save his Trunks and Bulma from being murdered by the Androids.
He is one of several "Warriors in Black" that are allied with Aeos. He and his fellow Warriors in Black support their leader, Aeos' mysterious yet malevolent intentions for the Super Space-Time Tournament as one of the many antagonists of the Supreme Kai of Time Saga.
The Future Warrior appears as a tall, stern and muscular man missing his left arm and sporting a scar that runs down the left side of his face. Like his fellow Warriors in Black, he hides his identity with a hooded black cloak, as well as a brown masked undershirt to hide his mouth. He also wears dark-blue boots with yellowish stripes on the bottom edges.
After discarding his disguise, the Future Warrior appears to have his gi that he had worn similar to his father's, only in a different color palette; consisting of a closed black gi secured by a teal knot-tied obi over his waist, grey undershirt, brown pants, black wristbands, and black boots with grey stripes on the bottom edges.
Before becoming Aeos' Future Warrior in Black, this version Future Gohan was likely the same as the main Future Gohan in personality but grew to hate himself for being a weakling and a survivor of the Androids' attack while his Future Bulma and Future Trunks were not. This led to confusion over his meaning in life and caused him to be easily swayed by Aeos's offer of power, leading to his belief that he is only worth his strength and nothing else, as well as a rather respectable determination to never lose again.
Under his guise as a Warrior in Black, he is mostly silent and acts on behalf of Aeos. When Xeno Trunks attacked him, however, he recognized the face of his pupil and commended him for his strength but remarked that he retained his impatient tendencies when Trunks attempted to attack him for answers. During their proper bout, he was shown to be willing to fight Xeno Trunks to a potentially bitter end in order to claim victory, revealing the extent of his corruption and the lengths he was willing to go to in order to please Aeos - despite Xeno Trunks eventually coming out on top.
"In my timeline, I lost everything... all because I was a weakling! I can never forgive myself.. for being so weak yet still remained to be alive!"
This Future Gohan's history closely followed that of his counterpart, the Future Gohan of Trunks' timeline's; up until the attack of the Future Androids which took the lives of both his timeline's Future Trunks and Future Bulma, rather than his own. Angered by his weakness and unable to forgive himself for being weak yet still alive, he was beguiled by Aeos and the power she granted him through the Dark Dragon Balls, becoming her Future Warrior in Black and joining the ranks of her other dark agents.
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New Space-Time War Saga
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"Impatient as always."
Later on, he appears alongside his fellow Warriors in Black, explaining to those who were victorious during the first round of the tournament that the losers have been erased from existence along with their universe. He confronts Super Saiyan God Xeno Trunks and uses his Dark Dragon Ball enhancement to fight against him. Goku, Piccolo, and Xeno Trunks remark that the Future Warrior's movements and characteristics are strikingly familiar with the latter soon realizing his true identity.
The Future Warrior in Black later brawls with Super Saiyan God Xeno Trunks in an area stylized after the dystopian future that both warriors knew, ultimately revealing himself as Future Gohan when Xeno Trunks better analyzes his single-armed fighting style. Aghast that the Future Gohan he knew would side with someone like Aeos, Xeno Trunks asks him why he would do such a thing, at which point the dark Future Gohan reveals his different past to his alternate student. Determined to prove his strength and declaring that power is the only meaning left in his life, he powers up with Super Saiyan and his Dark Dragon Ball enhancement, punching Xeno Trunks away and unleashing a furious assault on the Time Patroller, knocking him into a rock wall.
Xeno Trunks gets up and tells him that though he understands the Future Warrior's feelings and pain, he shouldn't continue since his reliance on one arm can't guarantee him victory. The Future Warrior in Black replies that he can't afford to lose to anyone anymore and prepares a One-Handed Kamehameha, to which Xeno Trunks responds with a Masenko. Unable to truly stand up to Xeno Trunks' power, the dark Future Gohan's Kamehameha is overwhelmed, and he sheds tears at yet another loss to his record before being struck by the Masenko, dropping to his knees and reverting to his base form. Equally saddened by the battle and the extent to which Future Gohan went to gain power, Xeno Trunks tells him his strength never used to come from such a dark place.
With the Dark Dragon Ball Enhancement, the Future Warrior in Black is able to keep up with Xeno Trunks' power as a Super Saiyan God, even overpowering him at one point. When he fights Xeno Trunks again, he is able to keep up with and even overpower the Super Saiyan God once more for a short time with his dark Super Saiyan form. However, Xeno Trunks states that he will be unable to win with just one arm and ends up swiftly defeating him in a beam struggle that forces the Future Warrior in Black back into his base form.
- Flight - The ability to fly through the use of ki.
- Ki Blast - The most basic form of energy wave.
- Kamehameha - A powerful energy wave.
- One-Handed Kamehameha - A Kamehameha charged and fired with a single hand.
- Raging Kick Bombing Blast (烈脚爆撃弾) - The Future Warrior in Black's Super Attack in Dragon Ball Heroes.
- Super Saiyan
Main article: Super Saiyan
Like his counterparts in other timelines, the Future Warrior in Black is able to transform into a Super Saiyan prior to joining the ranks of Aeos' Warriors in Black.
- Dark Dragon Ball Enhancement
Main article: Dark Dragon Ball Enhancement
The Future Warrior in Black can power himself up thanks to his Dark Dragon Ball enhancement as shown during his battle against Super Saiyan God Xeno Trunks.
In this form, the Future Warrior in Black attains a surging dark crimson aura that envelops him and has been granted the power that allowed him to match and exceed Xeno Trunks' Super Saiyan God form.
- Super Saiyan (Dark Dragon Ball Enhancement)
Main article: Super Saiyan (Dark Dragon Ball Enhancement)
After revealing his identity as Future Gohan, the Future Warrior uses the Dark Dragon Ball boost in tandem with Super Saiyan transformation to grant himself greater strength to serve his leader, Aeos.
In this state, He retains most of his traits as a Super Saiyan, only that his gold hair takes on a slight golden-orange color, his skin color gaining red hue and the Dark Dragon Ball Enhancement's aura appears outside of his flaming gold Super Saiyan aura, giving it a slight double aura effect.
He uses this form against his battle against Xeno Trunks, overpowering him completely for brief moments. However, due to his student, from another timeline's unwavering resolve to not be defeated, He was overpowered and lost.
Video Game Appearances
In Super Dragon Ball Heroes, the Future Warrior in Black Clothes was introduced as a playable character in Ultra God Mission 2. An uncloaked version in his Super Saiyan (Dark Dragon Ball Enhancement) form was added in the following mission.
- Japanese: Masako Nozawa
- Super Dragon Ball Heroes
- Future Warrior in Black vs. Xeno Trunks
- Future Warrior in Black (Dark Dragon Ball Enhancement) vs. Xeno Trunks (Super Saiyan God)
- Future Warrior in Black (Base/Super Saiyan (Dark Dragon Ball Enhancement)) vs. Xeno Trunks (Super Saiyan God)
- The Future Warrior in Black is one of the two members of the Warriors in Black not based on his main timeline counterpart; This is due to him being an incarnation of Future Gohan.
- The second member being the Female Warrior in Black who is not based of any of the main timeline's cast of characters.
- Super Dragon Ball Heroes: Big Bang Mission!!! "Extra Chapter"