Many worlds interpretation-dragon ball watch order
Many fans around the world love Dragon Ball; however, one thing is for sure their many timelines. Dragon Ball is a superpower genre, comes with planet busting, space travel, outer world, heaven and hell, and deep spirit world travel, multiverse transversing adventure. What a mouth full. It has been a pioneer for many anime genres. Come to think about many superpower/adventure anime genres follows Dragon Ball boilerplate you start with earthly problems then out of now where space aliens get involved. Soon after all of a sudden, you find yourself deep in the spirit world and dealing with other universes. One aspect that Dragon Ball likes to leverage is higher dimensions and different timelines.
With over 20 titles and OVAs, the questions come up canon or non-canon is up for debate and continuously hangs over the series. The problem comes up what canon is? It all depends on what dimension you are looking at the Dragon Ball timeline.
In physics and string theory, what we now know how the world is made up, there are ten dimensions. Wherein ten dimension every possible action everything possible and imaginable is covered. This is a point I like focus every aspect in the Dragon Ball series, or OAV are just time splits based and alternative earth(s)on possible actions.
For example, what would happen if Goku arrives on time in Sayain Sage before Yamcha dies, probably Tree of Might or World’s Strongest Movie. What if Vegeta killed the 2nd form of Cell before he becomes Perfect Cell then Bojack Movie could have taken place. There are nearly infinite possibilities—every Dragon Ball production in its own right is canon, looking in this way. Many worlds interpretation gives the argument where even Super Dragon Ball Heroes can be "canon."
The emergence Dragon Ball Super, you see higher dimensions beings converse like how the angels Whis and his brother and sisters are 7th dimensions beings where you have access to different worlds. The Angels in Dragon Ball can easily traverse and have access to any other multiverses.
Zeno in Dragon Ball Super current kid form is just one dimension of his form.
Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Z Kai Paradox
Is there more than one Earth? Well, in with multiple timelines, there can be many earths like (Earth-One, Earth-Two, Earth ...) all with some people, but just like I said before, different choices mean different split of timelines or even Earths from the future. In some cases, various dialogues and fourth wall different background music...lol.
Despite all the previous movies before showing the different timelines like spanning many different dimensions. It showed its head during The History of Trunks and Cell Saga where you have three timelines overlapping, and Trunks come from a troubled place in the timeline where Goku died. Cell, the main antagonist, killed Trunks and stole his time machine, coming from a timeline where the two androids he needs to be perfect where destroyed. Any of these scenarios can play off numerous decisions and time splits and more OVA occurrences.
However, Trunk's decision to go back in time made a significant ripple and affected the events in Dragon Ball Super. Whenever Trunks went back to the past, whether in the running episodes or OVAs, it affects more timelines spinning off more "universe 7" fifth and sixth dimension realities. Was Trunks responsible for the emergence of Dragon Ball Super?
Within The multiverse, you have a Twin.
If there are many timelines and many earths in the multiverse, then there must be a person who looks just like you. Right? Is your twin evil or good? Well, with Goku, there is Xeno Goku and Black Goku, all from different dimensions and streams of reality but still "Goku" nonetheless. In the "Future" Trunks Saga in Dragon Ball Super, Zamasu, the main antagonist revealing 6th dimension powers went to different timelines of the same universe(universe 7) to steal Goku's body and then loop to another universe 7 to find himself again so both can carry on "Zero Mortal Plan" across the multiverse. His grand vision got him pretty far and theoretical the only bad guy to have never lost to Dragon Ball fighters.
Just the Beginning
Here is the full spectrum of the Dragon Ball franchise watch order with timelines and many streams of reality. With a new venture on how multiple dimensions can overlap, you hopefully watch the dragon ball series with more interest and conjuring "what if" scenarios. Have fun!
Dragon Ball Watch Order
Dragon Ball: Emperor Pilaf Saga (Episode 1-13)
Dragon Ball: Curse of the Red Rubies
Dragon Ball: Tournament Saga (Episode 14-28)
Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle
Dragon Ball: Red Ribbon Army Saga (Episode 29-45)
Dragon Ball: General Blue Saga (Episode 46-57)
Dragon Ball: Commander Red Saga (Episode 58-67)
Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure
Dragon Ball: Fortuneteller Baba Saga (Episode 68-83)
Dragon Ball: Tien Shinhan Saga (Episode 84-101)
Dragon Ball: King Piccolo Saga (Episode 102-122)
Dragon Ball: Piccolo Jr. Saga (Episode 123-153)
Dragon Ball Z: Bardock the Father of Goku
Dragon Ball Z: Raditz Saga ( Episode 1-6)~(Kai Episodes 1-3)
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone
Dragon Ball Z: Vegeta Saga ( Episode 7-35)~(Kai Episodes 4-16)
Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might
Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest
Dragon Ball Z: Namek Saga ( Episode 36-67)~(Kai Episodes 17-31)
Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug
Dragon Ball Z: Captain Ginyu Saga ( Episode 68-74)~(Kai Episodes 32-35)
Dragon Ball Z: Frieza Saga ( Episode 75-107)~(Kai Episodes 36-54)
Dragon Ball Z: Garlic Jr. Saga ( Episode 108-117)
Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks
Dragon Ball Z: Trunks Saga( Episode 118-125)~(Kai Episodes 55-58)
Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge
Dragon Ball Z: Broly the Legendary Super Saiyan
Dragon Ball Z: Android Saga( Episode 126-139)~(Kai Episodes 59-67)
Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13
Dragon Ball Z: Summer Vacation Special
Dragon Ball Z: Imperfect Cell Saga( Episode 140-152)~(Kai Episodes 68-75)
Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler
Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell Saga( Episode 153-165)~(Kai Episodes 76-82)
Dragon Ball Z: Cell Games Saga( Episode 166-194)~(Kai Episodes 83-98)
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound
Dragon Ball Z: Plan To The Eradicate The Saiyans
Dragon Ball Z: Other World Saga (Episode 195-199)
Dragon Ball Z: Year-End Show
Dragon Ball Z: Broly Second Coming
Dragon Ball Z: Great Saiyaman Saga(Episode 200-209)~(Kai Episodes 99-105)
Dragon Ball Z: World Tournament Saga(Episode 210-219)~(Kai Episodes 106-114)
Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly
Dragon Ball Z: Babidi Saga(Episode 220-231)~(Kai Episodes 115-122)
Dragon Ball Z: Buu Saga(Episode 232-253)~(Kai Episodes 123-140)
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Saga(Episode 254-275)~(Kai Episodes 141-155)
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
Dragon Ball Z: Kid Buu Saga(Episode 276-287)~(Kai Episodes 156-165)
Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon
Dragon Ball: Hey! Son Goku and Friends Return!!
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods
Dragon Ball Super: God of Destruction Beerus Saga(Episode 1-14)
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F
Dragon Ball Super: Golden Frieza Saga(Episode 15-27)
Dragon Ball Super: Universe 6 Saga(Episode 28-41)
Dragon Ball Super: Copy-Vegeta Saga(Episode 42-46)
Dragon Ball Super: "Future" Trunks Saga(Episode 47-76)
Dragon Ball Super: Universe Survival Saga(Episode 77-131)
Dragon Ball Super: Broly
Dragon Ball Heroes: Prison Planet Saga(Episode 1-6)
Dragon Ball Super: Universal Conflict Saga(Episode 7-19)
Dragon Ball Super: Dark King Mechikabura Saga(Episode 20 - )
Dragon Ball Z: Peaceful World Saga(Episode 288-291)~(Kai Episodes 166-167)
Dragon Ball GT: Black Star Dragon Ball Saga(Episode 1-16)
Dragon Ball GT: Baby Saga(Episode 17-40)
Dragon Ball GT: Super 17 Saga(Episode 41-47)
Dragon Ball GT: Shadow Dragon Saga(Episode 48-64)
Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's LegacyBlack Star Dragon Ball Saga