Creation and ConceptEdit
Goku means aware of emptiness (The 'Go' syllable means enlightenment, and the 'Ku' syllable means Sky or Emptiness).  Goku's full name (Son Goku) is the Japanese name for Sun Wukong, main protagonist in the Chinese legend Journey to the West, and of whom Goku is loosely based off.  Goku himself started off as more or less a parody of Sun Wukong, and as the manga continued its run he was able to develop differently, eventually turning out to have similar originsGoku's design was based off of Tanton of Toriyama's prototype manga Dragon Boy and Tongpoo from his other manga The Adventures of Tongpoo. When Akira Toriyama started his first draft of Dragon Ball he originally planned on making Goku full monkey to make it faithful to Journey to the West. During Toriyama's second draft he wanted to make Goku fully human and wear sailor clothes that rode a flight mecha instead of the Flying Nimbus. Toriyama's 3rd and final draft of Goku was to have him human looking with a monkey tail.
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
Goku's appear's as a normal human except for his tail he had as a kid.Goku's hair is picth black and is kinda spikey.Goku's personality is happy,cheerful,naive and alway's on the positive side.
Goku grew up in the mountain's.