This Piccolo Fan-Art Has 'Dragon Ball Z' Fans Buzzing

Piccolo often does not get his fair shake in Dragon Ball as he usually serves as the fighter who holds down the fort against enemies until Goku shows up, but he has his fair share of fans.

Twitter user @hariharitt paid tribute to Piccolo's coolness with an equally cool and powerful piece of fan art:

The art depicts Piccolo charging his patented Special Beam Cannon while the ghosts of Nail and Kami mysteriously float above him. Each one of them has a dark and mysterious aura that is perfectly fitting to the character Piccolo has evolved into by Dragon Ball Super.

In fact, Dragon Ball Super has gone out of its way to showcase many of Piccolo's strengths. While he wasn't too involved in the "Battle of Gods" arc and was relegated to the background for the "Revival of F" arc, he first started showing off his strength during the "Universe 6" arc against Frost.

But even then, his power increased even more so. Before his final turn during the "Universal Survival" arc's Tournament of Power, the series paid homage to his past and has featured many shout outs and Easter eggs eagle eyed fans had been able to pick out. He once use a classic move, the Explosive Demon Wave, against an invisible opponent. In a fight with the Namekians from Universe 6, Piccolo had a moment where he saw visions of his two fused partners Nail and Kami in his consciousness as well.

In that moment too, Gohan and Piccolo traded places and Gohan deflects a blast aimed at a helpless Piccolo much like Piccolo saved Gohan during the "Saiyan" arc. Moments like these and the fan art above have paved their way into fans' hearts and built up a large amount of appreciation for Piccolo overall.

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