|Alternate names||Pan Son|
|Debut||Manga: And After Ten Years (August 9, 1995)|
Anime: "Granddaughter Pan" (Dragon Ball Z) (January 17, 1996)
|Race||3/4 Human-1/4 Saiyan|
|Date of birth||Age 779|
Age 780 (FUNimation Dub)
|Height||4'3" (130 cm) "teen"|
|Weight||39 lbs (25 Kg) "teen"|
|Address||Gohan's house (Formerly)|
Martial Arts teacher
|Allegiance||Z Fighters (Warrior/Supporter, Age 789 - 790)|
"I'm gonna train too, Grandpa. I want to be big and strong like you, and save the world too!""
Pan (パン) is the granddaughter of the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball series, Goku. Pan's heritage is primarily Human, being the offspring of the Saiyan-Human hybrid Gohan and the pure Human Videl, thus making her 1/4 Saiyan. Pan is introduced at the end of Dragon Ball Z, and only appears in the written series for a few chapters in the manga. Her role is extended into the anime-only series Dragon Ball GT when it aired in February 1996, which takes place several years after the end of Dragon Ball Z. She is the last member to "join" the Z Fighters as she fights along side and supports the others against the enemies within Dragon Ball GT.
It should be noted that Pan's name comes from the Pan of Greek (as well as others) mythology. That means that, at first glance, she appears to have been named after her mother Videl rather than her father Gohan. However, closer inspection reveals a double-pun on behalf of author Akira Toriyama, in that Pan is also the Japanese and Spanish word for bread, continuing her father's food-based name as well as her mother's religion-based name. There is also a type of instrument called the pan flute, which implies that she was named to honor Piccolo, Gohan's first mentor and one of his closest friends.
Born in Age 779 (Age 780 in the FUNimation Dub only), Pan is the daughter of Videl and Gohan, and the granddaughter of Goku and Chi-Chi, as well as Mr. Satan and Miguel. She's the niece of Goten, Zesmond, Jimmy and Kayla. She's the goddaughter of Shaun and Danielle. She's the younger cousin of Melissa and Tommy. She is also the great-granddaughter of Ox-King and Bardock and Gine. She later has a grandson named Goku Jr.. In her infancy, she spent a lot of time with Goku, so she trained a lot. When she was 4 years old, she was already regularly flying around the world, and attempting to beat her best times. Pan is also good friends with Vegeta and Bulma's children Bulla and Trunks, as well as with Krillin and Android 18's daughter Marron.
Like all female characters in the Dragon Ball series, Pan has a unique style at some point. However, Goku gave her his old Turtle School uniform, which is currently one of her most prized possessions. As a kid, she has a hairstyle that resembles Fasha's.
As a child, Pan's short hairstyle resembles that of her mother, Videl and inherits her black eyes from her father, Gohan. As a teenager, she has a hairstyle similar to her grandmother, Chi-Chi as it is shoulder-length and has black hair just like her paternal grandparents, her parents, her uncle and her maternal grandfather. She wears a red midriff shirt, sports an orange bandana on her head, chains on the right side of her gray capris and finger-less gloves much like her mother wears in Dragon Ball Z and wears dark gray boots resembling the ones Trunks wears. She wears a blue-school bag as well.
As a baby in Dragon Ball Super, her hair is tied in a tiny ponytail and has four strands of her hair on front and wears only a light pink onesie and a pink bib with her name imprinted. In both Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy and the end of Dragon Ball: GT, Pan appears as an elderly woman with long gray hair and wears a pale yellow fisherman's hat with lavender linings on her head. She wears an orange vest with golden yellow upper linings with a lavender hoodie and a white short sleeve undershirt, pale blue denim long skirt and sneakers.
During her first appearance toward the very end of Z, Pan is an extremely confident child who is extremely independent for her young age, flying around the world without the accompaniment of any family or friends, showing little fear in the face of danger, although she will display behavior usual for her age, such as crying over losing at a fair game. She prefers to take control of a situation and take credibility for something she had little to no help in, such as collecting the Dark Star Dragon Balls, like her maternal grandfather.
In Super, as a baby, Pan was shown to be very playful and easily amused, smiling and laughing when Piccolo was making faces at her, whenever Gohan (in his Great Saiyaman disguise) and Mr. Satan are either play-fighting against one-another or chasing her around. Even as an infant, she took delight in fighting, which was seen when she playfully kicked Future Trunks, pulled on his hair, and tried to steal his sword. Gohan admits that he believes the reason behind Pan's brash behavior is because he gets soft with her and can't bring himself to discipline her, therefore she has been spoiled on by her family since birth.
In GT, due to her young age in the series, if the simplest of negative things happens to Pan, she can exaggerate its importance and set off her fiery temper. Simple mistakes, such as losing to a video game, can cause her to storm off or blame somebody else for her own mishaps without much of a second thought. Despite these tantrums, Pan does truly care for her family in her more sincere moments and will assist them any way she can. Pan is also shown to be a tomboy, similar to her mother, wishing to fight when she can rather than stand on the sidelines. She also is rather violent verbally and physically, not unlike her paternal grandmother Chi-Chi and Goku has even pointed out Pan's similarities to her grandmother. In the animanga, Pan refers to Vegeta as "Uncle Vegeta", even though they are not blood related, signifying a meaningful bond between Vegeta's family and Goku's in Dragon Ball GT, however their families are shown to have drifted apart by Age 889 as she and Bulma Leigh do not know each other. She is close friends with the children of the other Z Fighters and shares a unique bond with her grandfather Goku; in GT, despite her initial disgust with his child form, Pan still loves him and is constantly worried about him in midst of intense battles. In GT she is shown to find Poperu's gentle and ladylike personality attractive and cute, though becomes frustrated when she ends up scaring him off when she uses her strength to foil a bank robbery.
In various video games, Pan is shown to be embarrassed by her parents super hero alter-egos Great Saiyaman and Great Saiyaman 2 as she finds their posing and costumes to be uncool and embarrassing. In Dragon Ball Fusions, Pan is also shown to hate the dance like poses used to perform Five-Way Fusion and like Vegeta she hates having to pose to perform fusion even stating she does not want to perform Five-Way Fusion again after fusing with Kid Goku, Kid Goten, Kid Trunks, and Tekka to form an Ultra Fusion, though despite this she is seen smiling when performing Five-Way Fusion. She also dislikes the Para Para Brothers Para Para Boogie for the same reason as she finds it stupid and tacky. However despite this she uses the technique herself in the Xenoverse series and in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, she is shown to be more interested in fusion and even asks the Future Warrior if they want to try fusing sometime while she is their instructor.
Despite being only 1/4 Saiyan, Pan is somewhat more dedicated to her martial arts training, though this is likely due the influence of her family and growing up around some of Universe 7's most powerful martial artists. It may also be due to her status as the granddaughter of Mr. Satan as he wishes for her to carry on his martial arts legacy. However in GT, Pan herself is shown to reject the idea indicating that while she enjoys martial arts she has little interest in taking her maternal grandfather's place. However in Dragon Ball Online, she ends up becoming an instructor for the Pan Fighting Network after she is forced subdue a mod of angry customers who hated Mr. Satan's Telecommunicated Satan-style Martial Arts Course after they storm Satan House which results in a big scandal, leading to the course being rebranded as Pan Fighting Network. However like her father and grandfather, she is shown to have no desire to publicly take on the role of Earth's hero and savior as an adult, as she chooses to conceal her identity wearing a Saiyaman-like costume while fighting the Frieza Force at age 41 after they invade in Age 820 following the death of her grandfather Mr. Satan, despite the fact she could have easily fought the Frieza Force without wearing such as costume (which she is known to dislike) as most of the Earth's population would have not been surprised if granddaughter of the late Mr. Satan where to defend the Earth from invading aliens as her superhuman abilities would be expected of someone related to Mr. Satan and the fact that it would have likely attracted more business for Pan Fighting Network, showing she has no interest in profiting off of her exploits or her status as Mr. Satan's granddaughter. However it should be noted that she tells the Future Warrior in Xenoverse 2that when she grows up she's going to be like both of her grandpas and will get super famous saving the galaxy and everyone will love her for it, though this may be attributed to her being a teenager and presumably grew out of it as she got older (or course it could also be due to differences in the GT and Dragon Ball Online timelines).
Despite being more dedicated to the martial arts and possessing great potential, in GT she is shown to have little interest in growing stronger or improving her strength through additional training as she is never shown trying to improve or grow stronger, though this may be due to growing up in peaceful times around more experienced and extremely powerful fighters like Goku and Vegeta, who's strength she often relies on when the Earth is under threat by powerful villains like Baby-Vegeta, Super 17, and the stronger Shadow Dragons like Nuova, Eis, Syn/Omega Shenron. However in Xenoverse 2, she demonstrates an interest in acquiring the Super Saiyan form, though it is implied that this is partially out of vanity due as she likes the form's golden blonde hair and rhetorically asking the Warrior if they think she would look good with blonde hair. She has also stated that her goal is to be strong like Grandpa Goku, so while she does wish to grow up to be a strong martial artist like him someday, she is in no hurry to surpass him as a child or teenager.
Dragon Ball ZEdit
Post-Kid Buu SagaEditMain article: Perfect World Saga
Pan is shown in Dragon Ball Z at the age of five (four in the FUNimation dub). Though very young, she is well trained by Goku, as she effortlessly defeats Wild Tiger, a large, muscular man, with just two punches that knock him straight into a wall and nearly kills him.
On the closing scenes of the Dragon Ball Z anime, she is fighting Goten and appears to have won (Due to Goten allowing her to win) as Trunks holds her hand up in victory (this was not an official match, as indicated by the "Canceled" sign above the outside of the arena, the concept that the crowd was departing and Trunks being referee).
Dragon Ball GTEdit
Pan plays a major role in Dragon Ball GT. GT heavily focuses on the bond between her and her grandfather, whom Pan is very close to. She is first pictured in the series as a school-going girl who is asking her fellow classmate if he would like to go to a movie with her. She appears to have gotten stronger since she was very young, as she beat up a group of men at a hostage scene in the beginning of GT. It is unknown who trained her, possibly Gohan. She and Bulla are good friends and, along with Vegeta Jr.'s mother, are the only featured female partial Saiyans seen in the Dragon Ball series.
Quest for the Black Star Dragon BallsEditMain article: Black Star Dragon Ball Saga
"You are not my grandpa! I've got stuffed animals at home bigger than you!"
"I'm tired of everyone treating me like a little kid."
After the end of Dragon Ball Z, Pan is first seen in GT, in 10 years, after the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament, at the age of fourteen, Pan is seen stopping Goku (not knowing who he was) from foiling a bank robbery and does so herself, but scares off her date in the process. After an encounter with Master Roshi, Pan discovers with horror that her grandfather is now a young boy, and soon becomes quite disrespectful towards him, calling him "a pint-sized grandpa who looks like he should still be wearing diapers". When Goku, Trunks, and Goten are preparing to go into space to recover the Black Star Dragon Balls, Pan secretly sneaks aboard and launches the ship before Goten can climb aboard. Goku and Trunks have no choice but to let Pan come with them.
After leaving Earth in the spaceship designed by Bulma a piece of the ship falls off and Goku, Trunks, and Pan are forced to crash land on the planet Imecka to get the parts needed to repair the ship. Groups of merchants swarm Pan and the others and they have to go to the gold star hotel to hide from the swarms of sellers. Pan laughs at her grandpa since he is a luggage when the robot picked him up and head towards the room. They then realize they are being charged every second for everything in the hotel, including the lights. They escape without paying and stumble upon the house of an old couple and their children. They talk about Don Kee, the ruler of the planet and how he mistreats his rule, just then Don Kee's men come and repossess the old couple's house saying they where behind payment. Goku suggests that they go and fight Don Kee but the couple says that is impossible because of his grand army.
On their way back to the ship, Trunks drops the Dragon Radar and it is swallowed by the small robot T-2006, nicknamed Giru, who says that he can not give the radar back to them because it is already integrated into his system. Meanwhile, Goku notices the ship being dragged away by Don Kee's men. He tries to use Instant Transmission to teleport them to the ship, but discovers after two failed (and comical) attempts that, due to his age reversion, his control over the ability is significantly weakened (during the second attempt, Pan shouts, "Grandpa, if I live, please remind me to kill you!").
They are forced to travel to Don Kee's palace on foot to recover their ship. Pan decides that they will use a stealth operation to recover the ship and would only result to fighting as a last resort.
After briefly sneaking around, a large rock falls on Trunks' head and Giru starts making noises that alarm the guards. The guards open fire on Goku and the others and Pan says that they must fight now so Goku agrees. Pan jumps in the carrying car while Goku moves the ship onto the car and Pan drives the ship out of the palace with Goku and Trunks. But while escaping, Don Kee's henchmen Gale and Sheela fire a ki blast at Goku who reflects it back with ease towards Ledgic, Don Kee's right hand man who recognizes them as Saiyans. Pan and the others escape but Trunks says they have to go back into town for more parts due to Pan's "reckless driving". Once they reach the town everyone hides and Trunks finds the three of them on Imecka's most wanted list. While running from Don Kee's men they fall into the house of a nice old couple who offer them food after realizing Goku and company mean no harm. They say that Don Kee made it a law that no one is allowed to own a ship so that no one would escape the planet including the old couple. Pan gets fed up and convinces Goku and Trunks to go face Don Kee head on.
They turn themselves in to the police and get brought to the palace. Once there Goku and Trunks and Pan incapacitate Gale, Sheela, and all of Don Kee's guards. Then Goku blasts his way into Don Kee's throne-room. Don Kee sicks Ledgic on the fighters after capturing Pan in an energy chamber. Ledgic says that he will fight Goku but for his own satisfaction. After a short fight Goku defeats Ledgic and they take down Don Kee and make him give everyone free rent and give them back their ships free of charge. Plus Don Kee gives them the parts they need for free and they leave Imecka. They then land on an unnamed planet where everything is larger than life.
They find the Four-Star Ball in the tooth of a giant on Monmaasu and they go to the next planet. Another unnamed planet they find the Six Star Ball in the hair of the princess of the village, Leena. Trunks asks for the ball but her fiance' Doma said that they were in a large problem already. The amphibian creature Zoonama was threatening the village with earthquakes and volcanoes if they did not give him Leena. Goku decides that he would help them out in exchange for the Dragon Ball and they agree. Pan attempts to force Goku to disguise himself as Leena in order to cut off Zoonama's whiskers after he lets his guard down, but upon realizing that Goku is too short to pull it off convincingly, the two force Trunks to do so. Zoonama comes and takes Trunks to his lair. Trunks gets Zoonama drunk and Goku arrives with Pan and Doma. Doma slices off Zoonama's left whisker with a huge pair of scissors and as he cuts off the left one Zoonama awakens in a drunken rage. He begins to wiggle his whiskers and an earthquake begins to come but stops soon after while Zoonama continues to wiggle his whisker. Pan realizes that he can not cause earthquakes only predict them but now he is so tipsy that he did not realize that the quake was over. Suddenly a really big earthquake erupts and Goku and the others leave the cavern with Zoonama. Goku then stops the huge volcano with a Kamehameha, saving the city and winning the Dragon Ball. Just as they are leaving the planet, Bon Para, one of the mysterious Para Brothers, arrives and takes the ball from Pan's hands using his telekinesis. In shock, the three Z Fighters just watch as he leaves.
Trunks, Pan and Goku jump in the ship and they chase after the Para Brothers' spaceship. The brothers trick them onto the asteroid of Beehay inhabited by huge, bloodthirsty, worm-like creatures called Mouma. The Para brothers escape and fly to planet Luud. They go to Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy who tells them that they have failed and that Trunks has another Dragon Ball on his ship that they failed to get and they must go retrieve it. They travel back to find Goku and the others and they get hypnotized by the Para Para Boogie untie they are saved by the hungry Mouma. Pan goes aboard the Para Brothers' spaceship to find the Dragon Ball that they stole. She accidentally activates the auto-pilot and is brought to Luud. There she is captured and turned into a doll for the evil lord Dolltaki. Goku shows up with Trunks and kills Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy, who reveals that he is actually two parts the body and the whip which transforms into Mutchie and fights Goku. Trunks finishes Muchie off with the Brave Cannon and saves Goku from his whip arms.
Then Dolltaki turns everyone except for Trunks, Himself and Goku into dolls and feeds them to the machine deity called Luud. Dolltaki then awakens Luud who takes him and Pan inside of Luud's body to gain their energy. While Luud fights Goku and Trunks Pan forces Dolltaki to tell her the weakness of the seemingly invincible Luud. Dolltaki reveals that Pan must strike the inside of Luud's mechanical heart while Goku strikes the outside at the exact same time. After multiple tries Pan and Goku finally succeed and destroyed Luud, freeing all of the people. Pan then takes back his Dragon Ball and they leave the planet.
Soon afterwards, they land on Rudeeze, a desert planet that is populated by giant sandworms who badly damage the ship. While repairing the ship, Goku and Trunks discuss taking Pan back home and picking up Goten; unfortunately, Pan overhears them and, distraught, rushes off into the desert, determined to prove herself to them by finding the Dragon Ball alone. However, she soon runs out of water, ultimately collapsing from a combination of dehydration and heat exhaustion. Giru tracks her down and saves her, finding both water and the Dragon Ball in the process, and Goku and Trunks, upon discovering this, decide to allow Pan to stay.
Main article: Baby Saga
After gathering all seven Black Star Dragon Balls, the trio returns to Earth. By this time Baby has control of earth and has Goten and Gohan attack Pan. Pan is saved from a fatal attack from the possessed Gohan by Goku. Goku tells Pan to leave before he fights Baby. Pan watches as Goku faces down Baby's Revenge Death Ball and presumes him dead when it hits (in reality Goku was transported to an alternate dimension). Pan then hides with Mr. Satan in the innards of Majin Buu. Later Pan along with Majin Buu and Mr. Satan go to the newly formed Tuffle planet in hopes of stopping Baby. Pan is attacked by her father and mother, Gohan and Videl, but is saved at the last minute by Uub.
When Goku turns into a Golden Great Ape, Pan confronts him, shows him the Turtle School uniform that he gave her and a picture of the family at the beach, and then finally breaks down crying, asking "Grandpa, you wouldn't hurt me, would you?" Upon seeing this, Goku comes to his senses, transforms into a Super Saiyan 4 and asks Pan if he was the one who caused all the damage to the Tuffle planet. Pan says yes and Goku tells Pan it will be alright and goes off to fight Baby. Pan later gives Goku energy with which to recover so that he could fight Golden Great Ape Baby Vegeta, which allows him to badly beat Baby and forces him out of Vegeta's body by blowing off his tail, and then with the energies gained from Goten, Gohan, Trunks, and Pan, blasts him and his spaceship into the sun, killing him.
Super 17, The Ultimate AndroidEdit
Main article: Super 17 Saga
During the invasion of Earth, Pan helps fight off the numerous villains that have appeared from the portal between Earth and Hell. She notably fought the members of the Red Ribbon Army: Captain Yellow, General Blue, and Staff Officer Black.
Later, she captures Dr. Gero with the help of Giru and tells the Doctor to call off Super 17. Dr. Gero is unable to do this because Dr. Myuu had reprogrammed Super 17 and proved it by telling Super 17 to kill Dr. Gero. After Super 17 does this he proceeds to defeat all of the present Z Warriors including Pan. After the defeat of Super 17 by Goku Pan helps gather the Dragon Balls again to restore the Earth and the people who died during the battle.
The Shadow DragonsEditMain article: Shadow Dragon Saga
"Wait a sec. These look like the same clothes Grandpa was wearing before he went off with Shenron."
After Goku set off to find the Shadow Dragons, Pan decides to follow him. When she catches up with Goku, she bribes him into letting her come with him by telling him that he will not be able to find the Shadow Dragons without Giru who Pan has brought along. The two combat (and defeat) Haze Shenron, Rage Shenron, Oceanus Shenron, and Naturon Shenron, with difficulties in each battle. In the battle against Naturon Shenron, Pan is absorbed by the Shadow Dragon, who uses Pan's power against Goku, putting Goku at a stalemate. Pan constantly begs Goku to finish off Naturon and forget about her, but Goku cannot destroy the monster in fear of losing Pan. Eventually, after tricking Naturon, Goku manages to free Pan and kill the Shadow Dragon once and for all. When the pair come across Nuova Shenron, Nuova easily knocks out Pan, but does not finish her off, instead wanting to fight fairly in favor with Goku.
Later, Pan, along with everyone on Earth (and some from other planets across the universe (including the ones which Pan, Trunks and Goku had visited to retrieve the Black Star Dragon Balls) give energy to Goku's Universal Spirit Bomb in order to finish off Omega Shenron. After Goku leaves with Shenron, Pan grabs his clothes, which Vegeta tells her to treasure dearly.
Grandmother PanEditMain article: Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy
"You think you can get rid of me that easily? This old gal's not ready to kick the back yet."
At over 100 years of age, Pan is shown to be a spunky old woman still in excellent physical shape, though somewhat frailer. She has a grandson called Goku Jr., who is a spitting image of his great-great-grandfather, Goku.
Pan trained Goku Jr. as she sees him having the potential to be just like his great-great grandfather, and hence she is sometimes exasperated by his apparent lack of interest in training. When she falls ill and is admitted to a hospital in the movie A Hero's Legacy, it sparks her grandson Goku Jr. to go on a journey to try and find a cure for her. She is shown to have gotten better by the end of the film.
The very last part of Dragon Ball GT also shows Pan as an elderly woman. During the World Tournament match between Goku Jr. and Vegeta Jr., Pan meets a woman who resemble Bulma and who is Vegeta Jr.'s mother. Later, she sees Goku in the stands (grown up and without a tail), and tries to find and talk to him, but Goku disappears in the crowd.
Manga and Anime
As a baby barely able to speak, Pan is already able to use her ki and to Power Up. After being kidnapped by the Pilaf Gang, an angry Pan destroys their flying robot. Once destroyed Pan manages to stay floating in earth's upper atmosphere before she eventually flies back to the ground, with the three members of the gang hanging on her leg.
While in the care of Future Trunks, she was able to single-handedly destroy an entire living room, and caused the former to struggle while handling her, although this was comic relief. Future Trunks acknowledged the fact that she is Gohan's daughter after all. Pan also kicks Future Trunks in the gut making him feel pain.
During the Peaceful World Saga, Pan (at the age of four) is already a skilled fighter, having been training with her grandfather, Goku, since her infancy. During the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament, she effortlessly defeats Wild Tiger, a giant and muscular man, with just two punches. In the anime, she also manages to defeat Goten in his base form.
In the Baby Saga, Pan is able to defeat Natt (Who was among the Sigma Force when it was stated by Goku that they were as awesome as the last foe he faced, Luud.) of the Sigma Force and is strong enough to knock down base form General Rilldo - whose ki was greater than Buu's - in two blows and after witnessing this, a shocked Trunks asks if Pan was stronger than him. However, during her second attempt on a now serious Rilldo, had barely even fazed the General, though in turn she was barely fazed by his attack against her. However, before both she and her grandfather were encased in metal by Meta-Rilldo's Metal Breath, Pan was able to dodge a swipe from the transformed General and even knock him away with a single kick. She is shown to be able to easily defeat Infant Baby alongside her grandfather & Trunks.
During the Super 17 Saga, Pan is able to take Android 20 by surprise and restrain him, with the Android also expressing shock in Pan being so strong for her age. (Dr. Gero, says the same in the Blue Water dub)
In the Shadow Dragon Saga, Pan is able to easily overpower Haze Shenron and deal enough damage to force Oceanus Shenron out of her Princess Oto form with a Kamehameha. Like her mother, Pan's fighting style is to wait for her opponent to attack, and then using their own strength against them in a dodge or counter, playing on their momentum. Since she has inherited Saiyan blood and possesses a high power level, Pan has the potential to turn Super Saiyan when the proper conditions are met, such as the arrival of the evilest of dangers.
- Statements by authors and guidebooks
According to Akira Toriyama, his reason for never having any female Super Saiyans was that neither Pan nor Bulla had the incentive to transform, and that he never drew female Super Saiyans because he could not figure out what they would look like. Daizenshuu 7 implies that she may have the potential to become a Great Ape or Super Saiyan, but has never become one. As the Daizenshuu explains, Pan's inability to transform was not due to the small percentage of Saiyan blood in her, as Goku Jr. still was able to perform the transformation despite being the great-great-grandson of the already 1/4-Saiyan Pan which would reduce his Saiyan heritage to no more than one 1/64, making him almost completely human, however this merely was misinformation. The Dragon Ball GT Perfect Filesimplies that Pan has the potential to transform and might have become a type of Super Saiyan never seen before.
- Video Games
In Xenoverse, alone GT Pan is no match for Dark Infected Trunks though with the assistance of the Future Warrior, together they manage to defeat him which allows Pan to focus on helping calm down Golden Great Ape Goku allowing him to transform into Super Saiyan 4. Similarly by working together with the Future Warrior she was able to defeat Dark Eis Shenron. However Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta told her to get back as Dark Omega Shenron was too powerful and dangerous for her to take on and SSJ4 Vegeta had her retreat so he and the Future Warrior (and SSJ4 Goku when he arrived) could fight Dark Omega Shenron without worrying about her safety.
In Dragon Ball Fusions, inside the Time Space rift she learns two types of fusion and spares against her grandpa (Dragon Ball Super timeline) in his Super Saiyan Blue form with the rest of Tekka's Team. She also battles and trains with many fighters within the Timespace Rift alongside her team making her much stronger than she was in her timeline of origin. When first entering the rift, she was able to deliver a punch strong enough to comically knock Kid Trunks (Base) for a loop, though he was caught off guard at the time as she attacked as she jumped from the time hole into the Satan City area of the rift as she was presumably in mist of battle or training when she was transported into the rift.
Techniques and special abilitiesEdit
- Flight – The user manipulates ki to push off the ground and fly. This is very common among the Z Fighters and many villains.
- Ki Blast – A simple bolt of energy launched at the opponent. Pan's version is yellow.
- Kamehameha – The legendary energy wave invented by the great Master Roshi, launches a very powerful, whitish-blue blast at the opponent. Pan first attempts to do so on the planet M-2, and then again in conjunction with Goku and Trunks to destroy General Rilldo. Also used by her with Goku to defeat Haze Shenron. After she uses this technique to destroy Oceanus Shenron, Goku states this was the first time she ever performed it on her own successfully. She uses a yellow version named Atomic Side Blitz in Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout.
- Multiple Kamehameha - A team attack variation of the Kamehameha used by Pan, Trunks, and Goku to destroy General Rilldo on Planet M-2.
- Grandfather-Granddaughter Kamehameha - A team attack variation of the Multiple Kamehameha used by Goku and Pan to destroy Haze Shenron. Later used to destroy Oceanus Shenron after she shed her Princess Oto form.
- Super Kamehameha – An advanced version of the Kamehameha invented by her grandpa Goku and one of her Ultimate Skills in the Dragon Ball Xenoverse series.
- Full Power Energy Wave - A powerful energy wave fired with her right hand. One of Pan's Ultimate Skills in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
- Gill Missile – One of Pan's attacks in the Budokai Tenkaichi series. Pan attacks the opponent and Giru appears and fires a missile at the enemy.
- Maiden's Rage – When angered by an enemy, Pan forms a ki orb on each hand and then combines them to unleash a huge ki blast. She first used this technique to destroy Natt of Sigma Force Cannon. She also used this attack when angered by Great Ape Baby but to no avail. Named in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2. Also used in Final Bout.
- Masenko – An energy attack past down from her father Gohan, who was taught the technique to him by Piccolo. Pan's version is red and orange.
- Reliable Friend – Pan charges yellowish-orange energy spheres in both of her hands in fashion similar to her Maiden's Rage energy wave and fires several powerful energy blasts at a very rapid rate. It is Pan's ultimate attack in Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World.
- Feint Shot - Uses Rapid Movement while moving sideways then suddenly reappears to fire off a pink-colored ki blast. One of GT Pan's Super skills in Xenoverse and Xenoverse 2.
- Masenko – An energy attack passed down from her father Gohan, who was taught the technique to him by Piccolo. Pan's version is red and orange. She is shown to use it on Baby, but it's not effective.
- Afterimage Technique - A technique where the user moves at high speed to create an illusionary afterimage to avoid attacks. As part of the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, this Super Skill can be added to her custom skillset after being purchased for 5 TP Medals in Partner Customization.
- Super Afterimage - An advanced version of the afterimage technique used as a Super Skill in Xenoverse 2. As part of the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to her custom skillset after being purchased for 5 TP Medals in Partner Customization.
- Afterimage Strike – A technique that allows one to move at high speeds and appea to dissapear and reappear. One of her Blast 1 in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
- Explosive Wave – Pan uses an Explosive Wave on the planet M-2.
- Saiyan Soul – A Power Up that is one of her Blast 1 in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
- Spirit Attack – A blue blast of energy fired from both hands used by Pan. Named and used in the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game.
- Spirit Shot – A sparkling yellow energy ball with a pink outline. Named and used in the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game.
- Invisible Eye Blast – Pan uses this to destroy an alarm going off on the planet M-2.
- Meteor Crash - A powerful melee rush. One of Pan's Super Skills in Xenoverse.
- Rolling Hercule Punch - Her grandfather Mr. Satan's Megaton class punching technique is one of Pan's Super Skills in Dragon Ball Xenoverse. Presumably Mr. Satan passed down the technique to his granddaughter.
- Eagle Kick - A technique originally used by her mother. As part of the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to her custom skillset after being purchased for 5 TP Medals in Partner Customization. When using it she states it is her mom's technique indicating she likely learned it from her mother.
- Justice Rush - A Super Skill used by her mother Videl in her Great Saiyaman 2 alter-ego and one of GT Pan's super skills in Xenoverse and Xenoverse 2. When using the technique she mentions that she learned it from her mother.
- Justice Combination - An Ultimate Skill Rush technique used by Pan's mother in her Great Saiyaman 2 alter-ego and one of GT Pan's Ultimate Skills in Xenoverse and Xenoverse 2. Likely taught to her along with the Justice Rush by her mother.
- Dancing Parapara - The signature hypnotic dancing technique of the Para Brothers which Pan fell victim to on Beehay, is one of Pan's Super Skills in Xenoverse and Xenoverse 2. In Xenoverse, while performing the dance she will regain stamina.
- Prepare to be Punished - One of Pan's Super Skills in Xenoverse and Xenoverse 2, where while pointing her finger she shouts "I'm going to teach you a lesson! Prepare Yourself!", then powering up causing an increase in some of her stats, though she also becomes unable to switch lock-on.
- Energy Wave Combo - An energy barrage that allows Pan to fire 2 to 6 Ki Waves in succession. One of Pan's Super Skills in Xenoverse 2.
- Charged Ki Wave - A technique where Pan uses ki to regain stamina. One of Pan's Super Skills in Xenoverse 2.
- Destructo Disk - One of Pan's Super Skills in Xenoverse (at least according to the sound files). As part of the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, is can be added to her custom skillset after being purchased for 5 TP Medals in Partner Customization. She might have learned it from Goku or her father (as it can be added to Kid Gohan's skillset).
- Solar Flare - One of Pan's Super Skills in Xenoverse (at least according to the sound files). As part of the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to her custom skillset after being purchased for 5 TP Medals in Partner Customization. She might have learned it from Goku.
- Menacing Flare - A energy wave and rush technique combination originally used by her father when he was fighting Vegeta during the Vegeta Saga. As part of the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to her custom skillset after being purchased for 5 TP Medals in Partner Customization. When performing it Pan fires an Energy Wave with both hands and if it misses she will use super speed to vanish in order to surprise attack the opponent with a powerful kick. She most likely learned it from her father.
- Double Buster - An energy wave originally used by Trunks as a kid. As part of the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to her custom skillset after being purchased for 5 TP Medals in Partner Customization. She most likely learned it from Trunks.
- Finish Buster - An energy sphere originally used by Trunks. As part of the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to her custom skillset after being purchased for 5 TP Medals in Partner Customization. She most likely learned it from Trunks.
- Final Cannon - A rush technique originally used by Trunks as a kid. As part of the 1.09.00 Update in Xenoverse 2, it can be added to her custom skillset after being purchased for 5 TP Medals in Partner Customization. She most likely learned it from Trunks.
- Rage Saucer - A technique where Pan uses rapid movement to deliver a darkness infused rush attack. If multiple enemies are present she can use rapid movement to deliver the rush attack on one opponent after another until the rush ends. Used by Supervillain Mode Pan in Xenoverse 2.
Video game appearancesEdit
Pan has been playable in several video games:
- Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout
- Dragon Ball GT: Transformation
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3
- Dragon Ball Z: W Bakuretsu Impact
- Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World
- Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Battlers
- Dragon Ball Heroes
She also appears in the following video games, albeit non playable:
- Japanese dub: Yūko Minaguchi
- English dubs:
- Spanish Dub (Latin America): Circe Luna
- Portuguese dubs:
- Brazil: Jussara Marques
- Portugal: Cristina Cavalinho
- Italian Dub: Federica Valenti
- Tagalog Dub: Lyrah Padilla
- Dragon Ball Z
- Pan vs. Wild Tiger
- Pan vs. Goten (Anime only)
- Dragon Ball GT
- Pan vs. Armed Robbers
- Pan vs. Martial artists
- Pan, Goku and Trunks vs. Imeckian Soliders
- Pan, Goku and Trunks vs. Sheela and Gale
- Pan, Goku, Trunks and Giru vs. Mouma
- Pan, Goku and Trunks vs. Son Para, Bon Para and Don Para
- Pan and Goku vs. Luud (Full Power)
- Pan and Goku vs. Natt
- Pan vs. General Rildo
- Pan, Goku and Trunks vs. Baby (Infant Form)
- Pan, Goku and Trunks vs. Baby General Rildo
- Pan, Goku and Trunks vs. Baby (Infant Form)
- Pan and Goku vs. Baby Gohan and Baby Trunks
- Pan vs. Baby Gohan and Baby Videl
- Pan vs. Giant
- Pan, Samatha and Tommy vs. General Blue, Captain Yellow, Staff Officer Black and Major Metallitron
- Pan, Tommy, Samatha, Trunks, Melissa and Goku vs. Frieza and Cell
- Pan vs. Super 17 vs. Dr Gero
- Pan and Goku vs. Haze Shenron
- Pan and Goku (Base, Super Saiyan 4) vs. Rage Shenron
- Pan and Goku vs. Oceanus Shenron
- Pan and Goku vs. Naturon Shenron (Mole Absorbed)
- Pan vs. Nova Shenron
- Pan vs. Eis Shenron (unseen)
- There is a major inconsistency regarding Pan's age between the original dub and the Funimation dub. In the original, she is stated to be 5, while in the Funimation dub she is said to be 4. In GT, various guides state the series took place five years after the end of Z, making Pan 10 and later 11 at the end. However, the Funimation dub states it takes place ten years after, so Pan would be 14 and then 15 at the end of GT.
- Pan's name comes from the Japanese word, "pan", which means bread, continuing the food-based names of Gohan's family.
- Coincidentally, Pan is also the name of a Greek deity who was associated with the Devil. Thus, Pan's name also continues the family naming traditions of her mother and grandfather.
- Pan could also refer to pan pipes, thus making the name a tribute to Piccolo.
- Pan is one of the only two Saiyans (who were born after Frieza blew up planet Vegeta) that never went Super Saiyan, the other one being Bulla (both were girls), since she has 1/4 Saiyan blood inside her. Although her 1/4 blood is diluted, Goku Jr. who is 1/16 Saiyan can transform.
- So far, Pan is the youngest character in Dragon Ball history to have the ability to fly.
- According to Akira Toriyama, his reason for never having any female Super Saiyans was that neither Pan nor Bulla had the incentive to transform, and that he never drew female Super Saiyans because he could not figure out what they would look like. The Dragon Ball GT Perfect Files implies that Pan has the potential to transform and might have become a type of Super Saiyan never seen before. As Daizenshuu explained, Pan's inability to transform was not due to the small percentage of Saiyan blood in her, as Goku Jr. still was able to despite being the grandson of the already-1/4 Saiyan Pan would reduce his to no more than one sixteenth, making him almost completely human.
- In Xenoverse 2, if the Future Warrior is a Saiyan while training under Pan she may ask them "If I trained really hard, do you think I could transform into a Super Saiyan, too? Wouldn't I look super cute with blonde hair? Look at that reaction! You totally want to see it!" This indicates she wishes to one day attain the form herself.
- Ironically, in both Xenoverse and Xenoverse 2, if Pan's Bandana is worn by Female Saiyans (which causes their hair style and color to match Pan's) and a Super Saiyan or Super Saiyan 2 transformation is used, the hair will turn golden blonde, despite Pan having yet to achieve the transformation herself.
- Interestingly, in the latest patch of Xenoverse 2, the hair on Pan's Bandana no longer turns blonde, instead simply glowing like other wigs.
- As an old woman, her voice is still very similar to when she was a kid (in the english anime).
- At the age of five, she resembles Fasha, and as she gets older, she resembles Chi-Chi in hairstyle.
- She has been absorbed three times, more than any other character in the series. She was absorbed by Luud, Buu, and Naturon Shenron.
- In the original Japanese subtitled version of the FUNimation DVD, Goku Jr. was said to be Pan's great-great grandson, instead of her grandson. Since Pan would have been 104 when he was born, this would make much more sense considering the huge age gap between the two, giving more room for the other generations. This also decreases the Saiyan blood in him, though, he is still able to transform despite the fact. Another strange fact while she lacks the Son surname that all her paternal relatives (except Chi-Chi) possess, her great-grandson is referred to as Son Goku Jr., which is not possible (even if Pan did use the surname, after all), as that would mean whichever parent that Goku Jr. inherited his last name from would have inherited it from Pan, who would be their mother. It is however possible that they merely stuck the surname to the boy for his similarity to his ancestor.
- In Future Trunks' Timeline, Pan does not exist due to the fact that her parents never met, her father Gohanwas killed by Android, and her mother Videl died for unknown causes.
- Keep in mind that she may still be born in Shin Budokai 2's timeline, but it's unknown if Videl is alive just like her father is.
- In Xenoverse 2, Pan expresses interest in performing fusion with the Future Warrior twice once during conversation. After the 1.09.00 Update, she wants to try her hand at Fusion Dance, though is apprehensive about fusing and decides she and the Future Warrior should work on combining their attacks first resulting in her teaching them her Dual Ultimate Attack skill instead. However even after filling her Partner Gauge (which increases her Dual Ultimate's power) there is still no fusion between the two, indicating she presumably got cold feet, fusion between them was too difficult, and/or she found the fusion dance poses too embarrassing. Presumably she was unaware of Potara fusion.
- In Dragon Ball Fusions, Pan can utilize the Fusion Dance to perform EX-Fusion while wearing a Metamo-Ring. Though she herself complains about having to perform the fusion dance poses for both EX-Fusion and Five-Way Fusion (however ironically she smiles while performing either of them) as she finds them uncool and embarrassing which fits with her dislike of posing in general. Presumably she puts up with it for the sake of the power of those fusions provide.
- In Future Trunks' timeline, Pan does not exist due to the fact that her parents never met, her father Future Gohan was killed by the Androids, and the fate of her mother Future Videl in that timeline is unclear.
- Keep in mind that she may still be born in Shin Budokai - Another Roads timeline, but it's unknown if Future Videl is alive just like her father is.
- In Xenoverse 2, Pan meets Future Gohan in a special event where see mistakes him for his counterpart though he tells her she is mistaken and neither realize their relation. Humorously, Pan considers him cooler than her dad and notes that she wishes her father were more like him.
- In "The Six-Star Dragon", Pan was shown to be carrying an additional pair of child-sized clothes for Goku in her backpack, which she later handed over to him after Oceanus Shenron destroyed his old set. It is not known how did she get them, considering the clothes that Goku wore in Dragon Ball GT were originally made for an adult, and have only been shrunken to kid's size alongside his body due to Pilaf's wish.