TS Top 15: Dragon Ball Characters #12
He’s a low-class Saiyan warrior, the mate of Gine, and the father of Raditz and Kakarot (Goku). He makes his debut as the main protagonist of the 1990 TV special Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku. His life before his appearance in the special is unknown, but he is shown to lead his own squad into battle, and they are very successful in accomplishing their assignments. He is somewhat cocky, loves fighting, and will kill in cold blood. Unlike a typical Saiyan, most having little care for comrades, Bardock deeply cares for the members of his team, and is enraged after finding them killed on planet Meat, particularly Tora during their last conversation. Bardock was a complete badass since he tried to prevent Frieza from blowing up Planet Vegeta by himself. Though I still to this day, question the ‘plot’ of the recent special, Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock; I’ll admit it was pretty cool to see Bardock finally transform into a ssj. Also without him, Goku would not exist.
Bardock Tribute 1- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIDHDif7fmo
Bardock Tribute 2- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0JME7eodTk