Welcome Back everyone! A while ago I started a new fiction story! What if Raditz Turned good! Based on Masoko X ‘s amazing tale. For my take we took a look at a different take on Raditz. Newest Broly movie Bardock suspected Frieza from wanting to dispose of the saiyans and passed his tactics and mistrust onto Raditz. When seeing the amazing powerboost of the hybrid saiyan boy Gohan he believed he found the legendary power to stop Frieza. If they could train him up enough before his Saiyan superiors would arrive in one year, they might convince them to start a rebellion against Frieza. Of course you can read more about that here!
Raditz Goku and Gohan heard trough Kami about the Kaioken Technique. A mysterious technique that can boost the users powers several times over, much like the weird power Gohan had used in the fight against Raditz. If they could all use this techniques perhaps they could convince the two warriors of Frieza that were coming to rebel against him. Yet Vegeta would not easily be convinced. Raditz already permanently convinced Chichi to allow Gohan to train, by remembering how there would not be a world like this without Goku.. nor would they even have a kid if he had become a doctor. Mostly this romantic appeal had shifted her view. Gohan could follow the lifestyle of his father.
Now the three would have to find King Kai at the end of snake way. Kami brought them to King Yemma and asked for passage. The big red ogre looked upon the three and shook his head. “This I can not allow, one is just a child and the big one has done lots of evil acts” “I did those evil things in order to survive you big red Oaf” Raditz immediately shouts, clearly troubling Kami. KIng Yemma looks at Raditz and say “With my Yemma Lock I can defeat you in moments boy”. He does seem quite nervous though. In the anime it is assumed that Yemma’s level is about 1300, with Raditz level being around 1200 this would make sense.. even though most likely the long haired Saiyan would most likely appear as a cloud because he was so evil, now that he was alive.. and he got a Zenkai boost from his fight with Gohan and Goku he will most likely be around 1500 in terms of power. So the ogre king finds himself in quite a conundrum.
Kami tries to convince Yemma that if earth is destroyed by these other saiyans his lines will only grow larger. Then Yemma seems to think of something as he goes even more red than his usual self. “I guess.. .. I could.. give you.. a trial..to prove your worth”. “Speak you red Oozaru thing” Raditz says impatiently. King Yemma coughs “ On Snake Road there lives a woman who believes she is my wife.. this is simply not true and if you convince her of this I will allow you to travel on, but she might prove very dangerous’. “You want us to talk to a woman for you.. you truly are spineless.. but very well” Raditz asserts his dominance and proceeds to walk on tightening his gloves. Goku carrying Gohan on his back follows.
In the original Cha La Head Cha La opening we see Goku with Gohan on his Nimbus and then Gohan running across a Dragon… in our reality he does not run on the dragon but on snake way. The nimbus scene is replaced with Goku running on snake way with Gohan on his back. Let’s go back to the adventure the group begins to travel snake way.. and yes.. we will address the Princess Snake Filler, why?! Find out next!
Traveling Snake Way helps Gohan deal with his fears.. originally he doesn’t really dare to move on his own scared he will fall off. Traveling for days the group only feed on Senzu beans which gives Raditz an idea. During dinner time he will do some melee training with Goku. Using the senzu beans to heal up. While this does not help Raditz all that much as he is way stronger as Goku at this time (Goku’s power level would be in the low 500’s at best) it does help Goku boost his power level quite a bit by the time they reach the palace of Princess Snake. Raditz mastered sensing power levels already is alarmed. Why would Yemma fear these weaklings? Goku understands this a bit more so he would not think much of it as he just enters.
Princess Snake shows up and greets the two Saiyan men.. offering them rest for the night. Now where she originally went for Goku.. the kid on his neck makes Raditz the more available man. He is quite charmed by the woman in fact. The dancing scene is repeated but with a willing Raditz. Goku and Gohan are mostly ignored for a while. After their flirt however Raditz says he has come in the name of King Yemma and that she should stop to pretend to be married to him. She agrees to do so if Raditz stays but he refuses. Causing the illusion of the palace to falter and Princess Snake and their servants to go into evil form.
A short fight ensues with Gohan and Goku fighting the henchwoman and Raditz taking on Princess Snake. While Goku had to outsmart her and trick her curl herself into a tie , since her power level was higher than Goku’s the older Saiyan outright outpowers here by about 50%. However something is different about Raditz in this fight, he is having fun. In the series was implied at least in the sub, that Raditz and princess snake had some sort of relation for a while when Raditz escapes Hell (HIFL for Dub purists). He would be about the same Raditz as the straight up evil one.. so the chemistry would still match up. As Raditz beats Princess Snake he doesn’t seem to go all out.. nor does she.
After a while he just dazes her .. holding his Saturday Crash attack in front of her.. forcing her to surrender. ‘I love strong women’. Princess Snake who sees a man stronger than King Yemma can not help to be smitten. The endless wave of henchwoman also stops attacking Goku and Gohan. Princess Snake begins to explain how she can not leave this place so she has to force men to stay. Raditz tells her that she lets them go he will try to find a way to free her from her prison. Snake divorces Yemma, and asks the group to at least rest for the night.
The next morning Raditz hugs his cousin and pads his brother on the back seeming more energetic and cheerful as ever. ‘I feel like I could run snake way in its entirety today’. ‘Did you eat too much Senzu Beans?’ Goku asks. Raditz just shakes his head and winks. Goku follows confused. Taking care of Gohan , Goku would not fall of Snake Way and fairly fast the group would reach the end with King Kai’s planet just out of reach. ‘Gohan I am going to throw you okay? Your uncle will go first and catch you!’. The young saiyan boy seems rather nervous about Goku chucking him at another planet but he eventually would agree as he can not jump that high. So the first thing King Kai sees of the saiyans is a long haired man with a huge grin on his face catching a small boy. Due to his physical training with Raditz and the earlier battle, Goku now easily can make the jump as well. “What in the Bugger.. I was just about to take my car for a Ride” King Kai says. Goku and Gohan are heavily affected by the gravity. Raditz observes the blue man.. ‘We have come to train?’ ‘Brother what is wrong?’. A brief exchange of info follows with Goku managing to stand up. Gohan is crying by the sheer force of the gravity pinning him against the floor.
“Oh dear” King Kai says.. ‘I forgot to mention that to Kami.. but the Saiyans have this much gravity on their planet’ ‘You can do it Gohan’ get up son. Goku encourages but this gravity is to much for Gohan.. then in a sheer burst of panic pain and discomfort Gohan’s power level spikes again. ‘I do not like this place!’ Even King Kai seems surprised. Raditz immediately points at his nephew and says. ‘That we came to learn that.. the wrinkly Namekian called it Kaio-Ken’ The spectacled kai scratches his head. ‘That is not Kaio-Ken’ Raditz does the standard ‘WHAT?! We came here for nothing?’ King Kai shakes his head telling them he will teach them the technique but that this is not it. The Kaio-Ken technique is much harsher on the body.. this seems more explosive and powerful.
‘I told you Kakarot, it is your son who will destroy Frieza and save the galaxy.. he is the one the legends talk about’. Goku sits down again ‘Oh man .. I wanted to learn that technique’ After a while Gohan would pass out from fatigue as he occasionally did. ‘I can not teach you the power of that boy.. but I can teach you Kaio-Ken, however I will not teach that boy the technique, with that power of his own Kaioken would be far to dangerous’ Raditz and Goku would agree and Goku’s training would begin. For Goku that would mean the same training he did originally under King Kai, meanwhile he and Raditz go over the fundamentals of Kaioken and compare it to Gohan’s mysterious power who goes through quite a bit of hell on this planet.. crashing to the ground ..crying in pain until he gets a rage boost then fainting again. This would last a couple of days until he can finally stand on his own.
Raditz meanwhile notes that this power is almost an emotional counterpart to a saiyans ability to grow stronger from near death experiences. More potent than these boosts but temporary with only minor permanent gains. The technique for now is dubbed Gekitekina Zōka. As King Kai and Raditz note this down Gohan gets another boost and tips over the inkwell.. the word gets all covered in ink..except for the Z. During this time he also coins the term Zenkai boosts for his and Goku’s power to grow stronger after defeat. After a Saiyan makes “complete recovery” (which is a meaning of Zenkai) they are stronger than ever. Like in the official series the term would not be official.. but at least it would be mentioned this time around. After that training would resume, Raditz mostly helping Gohan until Goku is ready to begin Kaioken training with him.
As the days past Raditz is surprised at the increase his brother makes in days. The power level is just skyrocketing up far faster than Raditz ever could. Gohan as well. If he is not careful these two will surpass him soon. Instead of learning the Masenko from Piccolo this time Gohan’s first major Ki attack is his Uncles technique the Double Sunday. Goku gets a bit jealous and butts in a bit trying to teach Gohan the Kamehameha as well..but King Kai forces him to focus on his training again. Raditz is waiting for him to catch up because King Kai does not want to risk this technique to often he will only teach it once. Their training goes well. Yet it doesn’t take long for Goku to start to move ahead of his brother. He has much more potential towards training as shown by Raditz being so far behind to Nappa and Vegeta. While he does gain more boosts in this healthier training environment than he had ever with those two, this doesn’t come AS natural.. not being boosted by the gravity difference either.
At the end of the training in the original Goku’s power level would be about 8000, but having a brother to train with, along with an earlier Zenkai in this timeline he would be closer to 10.000. Raditz would grow to about 6000. However Raditz would be better at Kaioken allowing him to add a step to what Goku can. The reason why he is better at this technique is two fold. Goku wants to grow stronger period, Raditz approaches it more tactically, so he would focus on the multiplier as he notices his natural gains are slower. So clearly he would spent more time with this technique as it will be his bread and butter for a long time.
Secondly, Raditz is still to “evil” to learn the Genki Dama technique, the Spirit Bomb. He would be unable to control the technique properly so all the time Goku spends working on that technique he would spend on the red aura power boost. Gohan not being allowed to train in Kaioken WOULD train along his father in the spirit bomb after he could walk. Which he turns out surprisingly adapt at. His pure heart, which is a bit more compassionate and selfless than Goku’s makes him very fit for this technique. While his faster as a grown man can hold a lot more energy, Gohan instead gets a faster more defensive variant for now where he gathers energy of other life forms and can hold it in front of him like a small shield before releasing it upon an evil foe. The more energy he manages to gather the bigger the attack he can defend with. Gohan is still a scared kid after all. His power level at the end of this would be around 1500 about the level he had at the start of the Namek Saga
Meanwhile on Earth, training with Piccolo the Z-Fighters all get some boost from having stronger opponents. Piccolo not having to take care of Gohan would be the largest of them all. Coming in at 4100 instead before the Saiyan fight instead of 3000. The rest of the Z-Fighters would be around the 1500’s with Chiaotzu being the exception being in his mid 600’s. However under Piccolo’s training none would be allowed to take it easy. He would be harsh towards the little emperor forcing him to do much better. Much like he was to Gohan.. minus the parental kindness. So by the end of their training everyone would be closer to their early 2000’s, witch Chiaotzu being about as strong as Gohan. At the 2000 point though Piccolo stops training them because he still plans to kill Goku, he can’t have one of these pose an actual threat to him. In secret he has been improving his new technique to strike when he has the chance. He doesn’t want to doom the world though.. just kill Goku and have his vengeance.
Now with the Saiyan’s approach being very close tidings seem fortuitous for our friends but can they convince Nappa and Vegeta to join the fight against Frieza, can they trust Piccolo now that he did not spend a year with Gohan to soften his heart? Will the higher power levels be enough or will it cause more accidents? Find out next time on Dragon Ball Pinkie.