So glad this series is over. I know people want it to come back but I rather it didn’t unless they make some major changes.
Super had potential but it failed in plot points and stories (Black Goku arc and TOP). It did great developing some characters like Vegeta (spending time with his family; being a mentor to Cabba) and Krillin (getting a job and moving his family out of Master Roshi’s home) but it was straight trash for Goku and his family. Goku became a bad caricature of himself and acted more like he does in parodies (that trash him, too) than what he was in DBZ. Before anyone says, “They made fun of other characters, too,” they didn’t go in as hard as they did with Goku and ChiChi. With them, that was straight hate and it’s so bad people actually believe the parodies are the true characters or they prefer them than what was actually portrayed in DBZ manga and anime. Yamcha was also treated badly, too.
Goku was never scholar material but he wasn’t as dumb, illiterate or absentminded as Super made him out to be. In Super, Goku spent more time with Vegeta and Bulma than his own family whereas in DBZ (anime, manga and movies) Goku spent most of his time with his family when he’s not fighting. The last five years of DBZ none of Goku’s friends saw Goku just like they never saw him in the five years post DB. The Funimations dubbing made him look worst but with Funimations bias it’s not a shock.
Gohan was pushed aside and ignored until the TOP. Gohan isn’t a fighter like this Dad but if the world’s in danger, he will be in the fight especially since he has a family of his own now. He wouldn’t sit on the sidelines in the Black Goku arc. Goten wasn’t developed at all. He was regulated to being Trunks’ sidekick. Neither kids grew when they should’ve. Even Gohan physically grew from the beginning of DBZ to Cell Games without changing Vas.
ChiChi had a lot of development by the Boo arc. She wasn’t as obsessed with education or reluctant for her kids fighting. Instead of building on that, they regressed ChiChi to her pre Cell days, amped her anger even higher and rewrote history in that Gohan was Goten’s first martial arts teacher and not her. It’s not surprising the differences in Goku’s family and Vegeta’s can be due to Toyotaro obvious favoritism to Vegeta. In an interview early in his writing Super, he said Goku’s his favorite character but I think we all can agree with what we’ve seen in Super manga and anime after all this time, that’s a lie. I’ve no problem with him liking Vegeta more than Goku but there was no need to trash Goku’s character and his family while building Vegeta’s up. Both characters could’ve developed more in a positive way while not making one family look bad in comparison to others.