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Why Does Future Trunks Have Blue Hair?

This has been an ongoing question in the Dragon Ball community and in this blog, I plan to hopefully shed some light on this matter on why Future Trunks now has blue hair in his new concept art…

Ever since Future Trunks had been announced to make a return to Dragon Ball Super, the Dragon Ball community have been asking one crucial, important question, and that is, why is Trunks’s hair blue now. Is he from a different timeline? A different universe? Did he dye his hair blue so Vegeta couldn’t make fun of him anymore? Well it’s none of the above really.

The real reason why Trunks’s hair is blue is because that’s how Toriyama drew it for the concept art. If you remember back when Dragon Ball Super was first announced and we first got to see a glimpse of all the returning Z fighters, guess what colour Kid Trunks’s hair was at that time….you guess it, blue!

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And once the series actually took off, Trunks’s hair was once again returned to his natural pinkish taint that he has always been known for in the series. So I wouldn’t worry or think too much into it, it’s just the way Toriyama draws his characters at the initial stage. It’s the animators who changed his original hair colour to pink for unknown reasons. Hopefully this clears things up a bit. At least he didn’t have horrible red hair at some random point in the anime like his father right?

If you ask me, the blue hair actually looks cool on him and I wouldn’t be angry in the slightest if the animators decide make his hair blue.

The real question we should be asking here is, who is Black Goku and why is he called Black Goku? Personally if you asked me for my opinion, I’m hoping that he isn’t a Goku with a colour swap to his skin.

Don’t get me wrong here, I am one of the many people who would love to see a black saiyan officially in the anime and in action, but I would rather have an original designed character, than a character that a fan could probably make in Photoshop in seconds. That’s just me anyways, if it does happen, well then I hope Toriyama is prepared for the massive backlash that will surely follow with it.

Guess we just have to wait and see for what’s to come. Let me know your thoughts in the comment’s below.

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16 comments

  1. Usually as ‘black’ they refer to evilness and darkness, not to a skin colour. Nobody called Mr.Popo ‘Black Mr Popo or Up ‘Black Ub’

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  2. his actual name is “black” only
    his physical appereance is same as goke though!
    and black because of the inhuman heart he has? bringing humanity to extinction and shit

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  3. Is that really the explanation? Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku and Vegeta both have blue hair? Wouldn’t it be easier and smarter just to keep it purple/pink?

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  4. Regardless of Trunks hair, why is it different from his past self? And why does Bulma seem to know trunks has blue hair when he never came back in time like that and her current son clearly has a different hair color? Whatever hair he has is fine with me, I just don’t understand why he’s different from his past self. Everyone acting like that’s to be expected only further adds to this glaring plot hole

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  5. its kinda weird that his hair is blue because everyone taught that he can transform to ssj blue
    and also what if trunks can transform to ssj blue with blue hair?

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  6. I don’t care what hair color Trunks has. As for me, it’s pale purple. Not pink at all. He looks great either way, purple or blue, but the blue would have made more sense all along if they did it at the beginning. Bulma’s hair is that same bluish color in the anime. He would have had her hair.

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  7. Interesting. Although, maybe something else to consider:
    On the older Dragonball Manga covers, teenage Bulma has purple hair (in the anime, it was always blue, I believe).
    Maybe purple hair just turns blue with age in the Briefs family. That’s really the only feasible explanation one can deliver when you put Kid Trunks next to Future Trunks and say “This is what you grow up into.”

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  8. The “problem” is, they’ve changed as well in the fashback scenes. As if someone says: “I don’t like the purple hair anymore. Let’s change it in the present and in the past scenes (from future tmelime) as well. Weird.

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  9. They’re just sloppy that way. At first they were just being careless. But now they noticed that if they make a mistake fans will try to come up with a reason for it so now they are sloppy to a degree you might think they add inconsistencies just to get more attention because it provokes so much discussion.

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  10. I believe there’s a connection between Black Goku and the Goku that dies in future trunk’s time line. When the two Gokus’ face off the first time, Black Goku keeps grabbing on tight to his chest near the heart, the same way super saiyajin Goku did when he contracted the heart virus during his death match with android 19. My assumption is that the Kaioshin Kai that shared similar ki with Black Goku could have done something to possess dead Goku’s body in trunks time-line. He needed the warrior race strength to carry out his mission of exterminating all human-like species but since Goku had died a natural death in trunks timeline, the heart remains problematic if pushed over certain limits.

    Why does Black Goku make his appearance in Trunks time-line if he could freely move through time with the time ring?

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  11. OKAY FIRST OF ALL, ITS NOT PINK ITS PURPLE, GODDAMN IT! Toei better make up for this atrocity by making the present Trunks Grow up with purple hair. Also, it ruins the whole uniqueness about his character, now he just looks like male version of bulma, if he had blue hair in his Z debut it would’ve been a DEAD giveaway that he’s Bulma’s son.

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