Unleash your inner rage with Maximilian’s Teen Gohan character breakdown for Dragon Ball FighterZ

By on September 18, 2017 at 10:00 am
DBFZ Gohan Level 3

Though the closed beta may be wrapping up, Maximilian continued his character breakdowns of the original 6 Z Warriors revealed for Dragon Ball FighterZ by taking a look at the final Saiyan amongst the current playable cast, Teen Gohan.

Given that this is the teenage version of Gohan — in his Super Saiyan 2 form from when he battled Perfect Cell at the conclusion of the Cell Games — he is understandably a short character with stubby limbs, similar to Krillin and Android 18. However, he makes up for this with his massive damage output, in addition to have some unique utility that sets him apart from other cast members.

His standing medium attack lunges him forward a bit, providing him with some help in the neutral, while his ki blasts function similarly to Vegeta’s in terms of being fast, multi-hitting fireballs that come out fairly quickly.

Moving on to his specials, his Five Strike Combo is normally a lunging kick, but can be enhanced with multiple button presses to continue the side-switching assault. Though it does good damage and is a solid combo ender, it does leave Teen Gohan in an airborne state, preventing him from using any supers until he lands back on the ground. Also similarly to Vegeta, Teen Gohan possesses a Shoryuken in the form of his Dragon Flight, which will make him rise up at different angles depending on strength. However, the EX version cannot be combed off of without spending a second bar on a Vanish.

Teen Gohan’s air-only special, the Aerial Kick, resembles Chun-Li’s Lighting Legs, which provides him with a solid gap-closing tool, but he doesn’t get near the pressure of the Strongest Woman in the World due to the inability to use a super afterwards.

In terms of his super special attacks, the No Motion Kamehameha sees Gohan look to the heavens, before blasting a Kamehameha Wave upwards, in an angle similar to Iron Man’s angled Proton Cannon, which limits its usage to after wall bounces or for DHCing into another partner. However the super that should see the most use is his Level 3, the legendary Father-Son Kamehameha (that was used to completely obliterate Perfect Cell). This attack does huge damage, but if you feel the need to unleash Gohan’s full power and you have 2 meters to spare, you can hold down any button to unleash the ultimate Father-Son Kamehameha Full Power, for the hefty price of 5 meters, for one of the most damaging supers in the entire game.

Lastly, Max notes that Teen Gohan also has some unique utility an as assist. When called, he’ll unleash the light version of his Dragon Flight, providing his allies with a fully-invincible Shoryuken-style assist, which is both a fantastic mix-up tool and an incredible meterless anti-air option for fighters who might need it. This falls in line with producer Tomoko Hiroki’s comment that they want some of the physically-weaker fighters to perhaps be more valuable to a team as an assist, rather than a point character. You can see the full video below.

Next up, Max will be breaking down the villainous trio of Frieza, Perfect Cell, and Majin Buu to close out the currently-playable cast. You can see his previous breakdowns at the links below.

Dragon Ball FighterZ will be available in February 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam PC, with pre-orders granting Early Access to an Open Beta to be held closer to release.

Source: Maximilian Dood

Oklahoma-based freelance journalist who enjoys fighting games of all sorts. When he's not grinding out setups, he enjoys watching anime and wrestling.