Dragon ball super Chapter 77 of the manga took fans on a journey through history, to the crucial genocide that took place on the planet Cereal. It was Freeza and his murderers Saiyan Great Ape who wiped out the Cerealians – Goku eventually learns that it was his father Bardock who broke ranks and made sure that a Cerealian (Graonlah) and an old Namekian (Monaito) survived the massacre. Bardock’s acts of heroism are a big comeback for the Dragon ball franchise, as the character has previously been described as one of Freeza’s loyal soldiers – until his planet Vegeta was on Freeza’s chopping block.
After Dragon ball super Chapter 77, Bardock has been officially repositioned as a major anti-hero and the clear source of Goku’s heroic nature. However, not all Dragon ball fans love the changes to Bardock’s story and character in Dragon ball super…
Brother bless this chapter
BRO BLESS THE LAST CHAPTER.
WE HAVE MORE HISTORY FOR BARDOCK AND THE HOODED STYLE IS CLEAN AFððð» pic.twitter.com/K1DFwdksOv
– GamesCage – Hype Guy (@OnTheDownLoTho) 20 October 2021
Love for Dragon Ball Super is high right now, as Bardock’s story struck a chord with many fans.
Complex Saiyans are Good Saiyans
I loved this #DragonBallSuper chapter. What people don’t realize is that Bardock chooses to spare THREE people because remembering his wife and son doesn’t make him sweet. This actually gives it more complexity than the OG Bardock. Saiyans are more fascinating with depth. pic.twitter.com/R5Ldazi5Hn
– The Erased Chronicles and Adventurers’ Hearts (@HeartofErased) 20 October 2021
Dragon Ball Z began by describing the Saiyans as bloodthirsty warrior brutes. Look how far we have come since! A lot of fans love progression and aren’t afraid to say it.
BARDOCK IN NEW CHAPTER STYLE ON THESE GRAIN HOES, GOKU HAS INHERITED THIS DRIP pic.twitter.com/M1s6i7xOCB
– ËËËð´ð©ðªð£ð¦ËËË (@ pleasedshibe1) October 18, 2021
Bardock’s love is only growing, as many fans appreciate the closer thematic threads between him and Goku.
What Goku inherited
This is what Goku inherited from his father. Bardock doesn’t understand what he is doing because his compassion / kindness is NOT INSTINCTUAL NOT idealistic. pic.twitter.com/3YV3NpSEOG
– Jordan Lee (@JordanLDurham) 20 October 2021
Take a good look at Goku before you bang his head. He’s practically Bardock junior. Just because he inherited his father’s instinctive compassion didn’t mean he was sure to end up “good” Bardock wasn’t even completely goodâ¦ he just had an instinctive need he was acting on. pic.twitter.com/DVhuX9R2Rx
– Jordan Lee (@JordanLDurham) October 17, 2021
So many fans now feel a greater resonance and greater logic in Goku’s family history arc. In many ways, the story of Bardock’s actions on Cereal provides a much needed basis for why Goku was the only one who could reject his Saiyan nature and become a hero.
Dad Son Moment
BARDOCK MEETS BABY GOKU FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SUPER MANGA DRAGON BALL !!!!!! AND WATCH WHAT BARDOCK SAYS FOR GINE !!!! YOOOOOOOOOOOOO I’m joking againOOOOO !! pic.twitter.com/Ul0XKZgaTW
– UnrealEntGaming (@TooRealUnreal) October 18, 2021
Dragon Ball Super Chapter 77 recreates this moving moment from the movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly. And now we love him even more knowing how he inspired his heroism on Cereal.
THE SUPREMACY OF BARDOCK
I BELIEVE IN BARDOCK SUPREMACY pic.twitter.com/jzUfAnMMjp
– GamesCage – Hype Guy (@OnTheDownLoTho) October 19, 2021
Bardock is all the rage on social media – positive proof that he still has a lot of love in the Dragon ball fandom.
Why are they so crazy ???
Me watching Dragon Ball fans get mad because Bardock had a good heart pic.twitter.com/vQvWwaHCgx
– MonkeyNuggetDealer (@dealer_monkey) October 18, 2021
This fan asks the obvious question: does this little chapter on Bardock’s life have anything to get angry about? We know people will – but should they or they?
Saiyans CAN have empathy
I’m just gonna leave that here cause Bardock is in fashion pic.twitter.com/f7NolbDcZF
– TrickedDread76 (@ trickeddread06) October 18, 2021
This debate about the nature of Saiyans and their empathy (or lack thereof) has raged in Dragon Ball fandoms for years. This latter development does not facilitate settlement.