Despite coming off as a strong warrior, Dragon Ball has made it nearly impossible to take Yamcha seriously. The fighter was once a powerful martial artist who could give enemies a real pause, but he has turned into a joke in recent years. In fact, the hero has become one of the biggest memes on the Internet, and he has struggled to escape that notoriety. Now, it seems like Dragon Ball Heroes wants to shake up his image for a hot second. The non-canon series put out a special recently that celebrated the franchise's tenth anniversary. And during the special, well - Yamcha finally did something worth celebrating.
Yamcha has long been the "comic relief" of the Dragon Ball franchise, having not been an effective fighter since the Saiyan Saga in Dragon Ball Z. Luckily, fans have had the opportunity to see him fight alongside the Z Fighters once again during the Moro Arc, as the former desert bandit has been testing out his skills against some of the sorcerer's henchmen as one of the newest members of the Galactic Patrol. In this tenth anniversary special, we have the opportunity to witness a standard Dragon Ball Heroes fight take place in the world of the anime between two enthusiasts of the long running spinoff.
Yamcha is definitely out of his weight class in this fight, with brawlers such as Vegito, Gogeta, Broly, Jiren, and more, but the Z Fighter who was introduced in the first Dragon Ball series clearly shows that he can be useful in these battles that take place in the world of Dragon Ball Heroes. Yamcha is able to give a big assist to both Vegito and the young player known as Beat, as this championship match helped show just how strange the game could get.
With the Moro Arc set to come to a close in Dragon Ball Super's manga, fans are waiting to see where the Shonen franchise moves forward in terms of its story, and whether or not there will be more opportunities for some of their lesser seen characters to have new moments to shine. Dragon Ball Super has done well as giving opportunities for heroes such as Master Roshi, Krillin, Tenshinhan, and Yamcha opportunities to show off their skills so we're crossing our fingers that the next story arc will continue to do the same.
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