Dragon Ball: Trunks isn't the only character who traveled back intime!

Dragon Ball: Trunks isn't the only character who traveled back intime!

Vegeta's son surprised Dragon Ball fans by his time travel. The funny thing is that he is not the only one who did the same in the saga.

Trunks of the Future was the sensation in Dragon Ball Z. His appearance defined the future of the franchise by the 1990s. While Trunks is perhaps the most popular time-traveler-warrior in Akira Toriyama's universe, he's certainly not the only one and the other warrior in question isn't that heroic.

Trunks made his debut in chapter 331 of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball. In that episode, Trunks is shown confronting Mecha Frieza, although at the time no one knew his true identity or intentions. Around this time, the Z Warriors learned that Trunks was from an alternate future and traveled back in time to warn about Dr. Gero's androids.

Now let's go to episode 363 of Dragon Ball. Piccolo confronts Cell who was about to drain normal humans to become stronger. Cell explains that he is from the future and only traveled to the past so that Cell could absorb Androids 17 and 18 and thus reach his perfect form. In the future where Cell comes from, which is only a little later than the future Trunks traveled from, 17 and 18 were killed by Vegeta's son, so he couldn't absorb them. After Cell killed the future version of Trunks, he stole his time machine and returned to the alternate past of Dragon Ball's present.

Cell explains its origin in time:

The thing about time travel in the Dragon Ball universe is that none of the changes made in the past impact the future. So, when Trunks stepped back in time, the future he returned to remained unchanged and actually created an entirely new timeline.

Time travel stories are always a bit confusing, but the main takeaway here is that Trunks isn't the only warrior to travel in Dragon Ball's time, as he shares that honor with Cell.



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