Dragon Ball originally introduced the future wife of Goku and the mother of Gohan as a fighter in her own right, with Chi-Chi standing toe-to-toe with Son Goku during his earlier adventures in the fighting ring. Over the years, Chi-Chi has taken on more of a motherly role, putting her brawling days behind her and deciding to be far more homebound than her earlier years. Now, one cosplayer has decided to imagine a separate reality that sees Chi-Chi wearing a gi closer to her partner’s and potentially entering the ring once again as a result.
Chi-Chi has been a part of the latest series, Dragon Ball Super, though once again, hasn’t stepped back into the ring in any capacity. With Akira Toriyama’s franchise introducing plenty of Super Saiyans, Ultra Instinct users, and alien brawlers filling the pages of the Shonen series’ manga and its anime episodes, it would take quite some training for Chi-Chi to hit the same levels of power as her partner and her son. Without any Saiyan blood flowing through her veins as well, she would definitely be at a disadvantage if she was looking to be a full member of the Z Fighters.
Dragon Ball Cosplayer Sami Ryanne shared this new aesthetic for the partner of Goku, wearing a Gi that is somewhat similar to those who trained beneath the Turtle Hermit, as she continues to support the Z Fighters from outside of the battlefield and remains a part of Dragon Ball Super:
Next year, the Shonen franchise’s anime isn’t confirmed to return, but a new feature-length film is slated to arrive in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. With the movie set to focus on characters outside of Goku and Vegeta this time around, including the likes of Piccolo, Pan, Bulma, Krillin, and more. While Chi-Chi hasn’t been confirmed to play a pivotal role in this film, this is certainly a good place for the partner of Goku and grandmother of Pan to get more of the spotlight.
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from Ultimate Comic Blog