I was super bored, so this took 3-4 hours... mostly it was because of detail. (Those legs killed me. I realized I made them too long!
Okay, so if you read my DBZ fanfic series "Of The Earthling Saiyan" both "The Wrath" and "The Retaliation" and you're eager to hear about book 3, first, read this Art's explanation to understand a small detail you are about to learn about the book!
Dragon Ball is based off "Journey to The West". A character named "Sun Wukong" is called in Japanese, "Son Goku"
(This fanart here is like a combination of both! Even Akira Toriyama did a mix too! I wasn't the first! In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, you can get the Sun Wukong costume someway. I took the tiger skin and mixed things around to try to make it unique and familiar at the same time.)
That's how Goku got his name.
But... there's more to it.
Sun Wukong is "The Monkey King". He's a martial artist who fights with skill, a powerful staff, and rides in the clouds.
Compare that to Son Goku who is a warrior with his Power Pole and rides on his Flying Nimbus.
Sun Wukong had a stroll and was traveling west while protecting a girl. (Goku and Bulma in early Dragon Ball, right?)
Plus, as we know, Goku had the ability to transform into a Giant monkey beast under a full moon. (Great Ape or Oozaru. I know)
Now as an adult, he no longer has his tail since it was cut off for that reason... and in Dragon Ball Super, I haven't seen him use his Power Pole or Nimbus once.
I don't know all of the story, buy enough to see where Dragon Ball came from. Really, the Pilaf arc was dedicated to that story, after that, it was all Akira Toriyama's ideas.
The Goku you see in the image is not the Goku you know. This is the Goku from the fanfic I mentioned earlier. This is Kakarot. Please do read on to understand.
So, now, onward to some information about book 3, "The Forgotten Past"
As we know, that is the Android saga!
By far, Goku and the other Saiyans have wiped out almost all the Humans. While they were gone from Earth, the survivors were plotting a way to somehow defeat them... or live another day if they return.
"Okay. So why is he on the Nimbus cloud? Only those with pure hearts can ride it!"
He's riding on the Dark Nimbus, a purple flying cloud. It's a actual ride that was... forgotten I guess. Mercenary Tao rode it to reach Kid Goku after meeting Korrin.
Now, back to book 3's small info....
Kakarot is the Saiyan they fear the most. If anyone mentions the name "Goku" or "Kakarot" it will have them terrified.
They fear him the most, because he lived on Earth since he was an infant. He was their "protector" they know he saved the world, which is why he is rather famous in some parts.... but the day he turned against the Humans after learning about his kind, they know how much danger they are in.
Unlike the other Saiyans, Goku knows about the Humans more than his comrades combined. He thought he was a Human after all before he met Raditz.
Saiyans are often referred to as "monkeys" by those against this. (Frieza, Ginyu Force, Zarbon, Dodoria, you name it.)
It actually makes since. Sure, Saiyans look like Humans... but the Saiyans have the wild hair... and a monkey tail... and they transform into a Giant Ape monster under a full moon...
So. Because of this, and the fact that he is feared, he earned the nickname "The Monkey King"
Sure, we have the two princes: Vegeta and Tarble. The Humans are aware of that fact. The reason why they refer to only Kakarot that way is because Kakarot is the biggest threat to them.
It is because Kakarot was once "Human" so he knows how to think like one.
They are at his mercy every time they run to him. He'll spare them.
You heard me. He will spare them only if they prove they deserve to live until he runs into them again... by doing one of the following:
* They give him their food
* Has decent information about The Red Ribbon Army
* Has a Dragon Ball, and they will give it to him.
They would beg for their lives if they have none of the above... so if they don't irritate him or say something he doesn't like, he'll let them live.
Since he has "terrorized" them, it's another reason why he got the nickname. Really, Kakarot doesn't run into them intentionally... he doesn't even think about hunting them down since he's more concerned about The Red Ribbon Army. He finds it almost pointless to kill any further Humans... but they may pose a threat, so he'll keep an eye on them. When he does spot them, he'll talk and see what they will do.
He isn't interested with being a ruler of the planet he grew up in. It's why the nickname he learned he has makes him laugh wherever it is mentioned.
Some people only know him by that nickname!
Yay! You know something!
Link to story:
Book 1: "The Wrath of The Earthling Saiyan" ---> www.fanfiction.net/s/11200065/…
Book 2: "The Retaliation of The Earthling Saiyan" ---> www.fanfiction.net/s/11463705/…
Book 3: "The Forgotten Past of The Earthling Saiyan" ---> www.fanfiction.net/s/12082011/…