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"I think being world champion's going to be fun."
— "Trunks vs. Goten"

Trunks (トランクス Torankusu) is a Human-type Earthling/Saiyan hybrid, the firstborn child and only son of Vegeta and Bulma[5][6] and the older brother of Bulla.[7]



Trunks' blue hair

Trunks has either blue[8][9][10] or lavender hair color and his mother's blue eyes. He has his father's eye shape, facial features and tanned skin. Several characters, such as Goku, Krillin and Bulma, remark how much Trunks resembles Vegeta. For the majority of the Buu Saga, Present Trunks wears a dark green gi, an orange belt, orange wristbands and the same golden boots that Future Trunks wears, he also wears this in the movie, Bio-Broly. In the events of Broly - Second Coming, Trunks wears a light green long sleeve hoodie with a black short sleeve undershirt with a red collar, indigo blue denim shorts and his golden boots from his primary outfit. He later wears Maloja's necklace. In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Trunks wears overalls and a blue undershirt with maroon wristbands. At the end of Dragon Ball Z, Trunks now wears a black long-sleeved shirt, a golden vest, dark gray pants and the same golden boots that he wore as a child. Later, he wears a black sleeveless muscle shirt with a CAPSULE logo at the center of his shirt, gray pants and his boots from his childhood.

In Dragon Ball Super, Trunks wears a yellow jacket with a white undershirt, jeans, yellow boots, and maroon wristbands. During Bulma's birthday party, he wears a Hawaiian shirt with shorts and sunglasses.

In Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, since the movie takes place a year before the end of Dragon Ball Z, Trunks is now older. He's taller, and along with having blue hair, he also wears a purple vest, black shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes with red outlines.

In Dragon Ball GT, Trunks wears a black long-sleeved shirt with a blue bandana, brown leather gloves, a light tan blazer, white baggy short slacks, and now he wears brown boots. During the events of Baby Saga, where Baby possessed him until the events of the Shadow Dragon Saga, he is not seen wearing his light tan blazer. His hair is now purple instead of lavender.


As a child during the Majin Buu arc, Trunks is shown to be quite cocky and stingy just like his father, as well as mischievous, most likely due to the fact that this Trunks grew up with his father, Vegeta and enjoyed the luxuries of peace, while Future Trunks grew up without Future Vegeta and in an apocalyptic world, causing him to be much more serious and cautious.[11] Due to Trunks being the heir to Capsule Corporation and being pampered by his family, he grows up to be a spoiled child.

Trunks has a combination of both of his parents' personalities cocky and proud like his father, Vegeta and spoiled and selfish like his mother, Bulma. He refuses to respect someone he does not like, another trait he shares with his father, Vegeta. This is seen when he disrespects Goku when they first meet, as Trunks believes that he is not as strong as his father and again when he wondered why he wasn't present when his father was killed.

Later, Trunks does gain more respect for Goku after seeing Goku's Super Saiyan 3 power in action when holding off Majin Buu. He is shown to be loving towards his parents and grandparents and will not think twice about defending his family.

Trunks is very loyal and respectful towards his father, Vegeta and thinks highly of him despite his flaws, though this is in part due to Trunks knowing nothing about Vegeta's past as a former enemy and being ignorant of Vegeta's personal conflict over whether his family or superiority was more important for example when Trunks learned of Vegeta's death in the Majin Buu Saga, Trunks blamed Goku for being unconscious at the time even though Piccolo tried to reveal it was Vegeta responsible for that and allowing Majin Buu's revival before Goku stopped him from doing so.

Also, Trunks believed his father, Vegeta to be a hero and vowed to surpass him as a warrior even though most of the Z Fighters opted to keep Vegeta's past as a villain a secret to protect Trunks from the burden of the truth. But This doesn't mean Trunks is not fearful of his father, as Trunks was taught by Vegeta to be obedient and well-mannered, and Trunks admits that he is afraid of Vegeta's discipline when he misbehaves. Trunks tends to usually take control over the younger Goten, stating to him numerous times how he is both older and stronger during childhood. He has a competitive streak and passion for fighting, another trait he inherited from his father, Vegeta, though less aggressive than Vegeta's. He is also proud of his Saiyan heritage and believes that the Saiyans are the mightiest warrior race ever known.

Trunks also shares his mother, Bulma's love for technology but he shows little to no interest in inheriting the family business, preferring to train rather than work. But he does so out of respect for his mother and grandfather. In at least the films, he was also shown to be somewhat crass regarding his taunts as he proceeded to moon Broly and his clone Bio-Broly, and in the latter case, also flip the bird at him, as well as using more vulgar language when committing the acts in both instances in the Japanese versions, namely declaring them to "kiss Trunk's ass".

In Trunks' later years, he adopts a personality similar to his future counterpart's. During and in between his battles at the World Martial Arts Tournament, he acts just like his father, Vegeta does, calm when he fights and insulting his opponents. But he does not act like this during his battle with Goten, either because he is his best friend or due to the possibility he could lose. Despite his occasional childish antics, Trunks is highly intelligent for his age. Due to his maternal side of the family being scientists he also possesses a significantly huge amount of knowledge about biological and science-related knowledge from a young age, as demonstrated in Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly when he correctly identifies what the Culture Tank equipment is used for at age eight, as well as correctly defining two-thirds of what biotechnology is, the only thing he was not able to answer was what genetic engineering is. Along with inheriting the scientific mind of his mother and maternal grandfather, Trunks is also shown to possess a tactical mind like his father and paternal grandfather, as demonstrated by his and Giru's deception of Dr. Myuu, and his forces on planet M-2 during the Baby Saga. During the "Future" Trunks Saga Trunks showed respect for his future-self. Soon afterward when his future-self was sulking, he approached him and berated him for moping around after one loss and thinking that he is a coward. When his younger sister, Bulla was born, Trunks was a bit disappointed because he wanted to have a brother to train with, but he had a change of heart when he first held her and became protective of her.

Trunks is shown to have an interest in girls, as he develops a crush on Mai as well as his attraction to her future counterpart. He is also shown to get jealous when she becomes infatuated ironically with his Future counterpart. But he later has the same reaction upon encountering Future Mai, though he and Mai eventually turn their attention back to each other.

"Towa really is beautiful, isn't she?"
— Trunks in Dragon Ball Fusions

In Dragon Ball Fusions, he ironically finds Towa attractive upon meeting her, though he was not the only one, as Goten similarly found Towa beautiful. But he is unaware of her villainous nature and antagonistic relationship with his future counterpart, Trunks: Xeno. Thus, he is surprised by her later betrayal. Pan suspects that his interest in Towa is mainly perverted, and even angrily assumes his future counterpart did something untoward (or that Trunks was the one in the wrong) that lead Towa to want revenge, even asking Trunks what he did, despite Trunks not knowing, as he had never encountered Towa before because Towa's encounters with his future-self had occurred supposedly in the future both were unaware that it involved his future time patroller counterpart and not his older self. On a similar note, he is also shown to be somewhat creeped out by men flirting with him. This was best demonstrated with his interactions with Otokosuki during the tournament, where the latter's gushing after him resulted in him being paralyzed with fear, and was also showcased in Budokai Tenkaichi 3, where, after General Blue made a comment about his physical appearance in a manner that indicated he was attracted to the boy, he was disturbed enough by the comment that he noted that it all of a sudden became cold.


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