Son Gohan or Sangohan in earlier versions of the manga, is one of the fictional characters created by Akira Toriyama in the Dragon Ball manga, in 1988. His Gohan is the first son Son Goku has with Chichi. We can say that his birth corresponds to the transition from Dragon Ball to Dragon Ball Z. His Gohan appears as a shy little boy. His mother Chichi would like to make a great scientist, which is not the taste of Son Goku, who would wish him to see his son a great fighter. His Gohan, like his father, hates the attack on the weak. This causes him an irrational anger that allows him to multiply his strength.
Son Gohan is the first son of Goku and Chichi, the elder brother of Son Goten, the husband of Videl and the father of Pan. Gohan is also the first Métis Terrien-Saiyan to appear in the series. He is named in memory of Goku’s adoptive grandfather. The name “Gohan” is a homophone for gohan (御 饭), the Japanese word for “cooked rice”, which also refers to meals in general. In Mandarin, the reading of 悟 饭 is homophone of 午饭 (wûfàn), which means lunch. Driven by his mother to devote himself to his studies from an early age, he shows a remarkable intelligence. In return, he is not allowed to practice the martial arts as intensely as his father because his mother prevents him.
Gohan changes dramatically in Dragon Ball, he is introduced when he is only 4 years old and will be followed from childhood to adulthood. However, it still keeps some common traits throughout the series. Gohan has black hair (often in battle) and black eyes. He also has the clearer complexion of his mother, rather than the light tan of his father.
When Gohan is introduced for the first time, he wears a kind of yellow jacket with green sleeves in Chinese style. On the center of this jacket is a red kanji on a white background and circled with red. Kanji is his family name (孫, “Son”). He is also wearing a red hat also Chinese style, reminiscent of those worn by the ancient Chinese emperors. On this hat is the 4-star Dragon Ball (Sû Sinchû) to which Gokû attaches great importance as being the only memory of his deceased adoptive grandfather.
During the first part of Piccolo’s training (his survival in the desert) and after the defeat of Raditz, Gohan wears a combat gear similar to that of Goku except that the symbol will be the “Ma” (魔, ” Demon “) that Piccolo Daimao, Piccolo’s father, once wore.
After training with the latter, he will wear a similar battle dress to Piccolo with a kind of white scarf and more. Against Vegeta and Nappa, having not cut their hair, they will wear them long enough and in battle.
However, Chichi will cut his hair before he leaves for Namek. Thus throughout the Namek Saga, he will wear a cup “bowl” and a Namek outfit in testimony of his great respect for the one who became his mentor and friend, Piccolo. However, he will change his battle dress after fighting against Captain Ginyu who took possession of Goku’s body. Vegeta will give him Saiyan combat armor pretty much like the one he had on Earth. Gohan will keep this until the return of Freezer and Cold on Earth.
After that, Gohan will continue to wear Piccolo-like clothes until the end of the Cell Game with a few minor variations (like the shoes during the Artificial Man Saga or the Top of the Dress (in addition to having the same cloak). than Piccolo) during the Cell Game) with one exception, while training in the Hall of the Spirit and Time, Gohan will wear an outfit resembling the Saiyan armor he had on Namek, the shoulder pads less .
That being the case, the battle dress he will have during the Cell Game will be the exact replica of Piccolo’s except for the turban. It is Gohan himself who will make the request, always admiring his first mentor.
At the beginning of the Boo Saga, Gohan alternates between the Orange Star High School’s school uniform and his Great Saiyaman costume and a blue battle dress that is once again similar to Piccolo’s. However in addition to the blue color, her shoes and belt differ from those of her mentor.
When Gohan goes to Kaioshinkai, Kibito gives him clothes similar to his, but when he leaves, once his potential is completely free, Gohan will ask Kibito, a combat suit identical to that of his father to do him honor and fight in his name..