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Trunks, or Future Trunks, is the son of Vegeta and Bulma from another timeline. He traveled to this main story’s timeline in a bid to save the world from the menace of the Androids.Know more

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Character abilities

  • Power: 7

  • Speed: 7

  • Range: 9

  • Technique: 9

  • Energy: 6

  • Accessibility: 8



Trunks comes from a future where the Androids have taken over the world and have killed almost 75% of its population. What’s worse is that Trunk’s timeline is without the Dragon Ball heroes, many of whom had fallen in that time. For instance, Goku was said to have died of a heart virus, and Vegeta was dead before Trunks was a toddler. Left without much help or support, the world was at the mercy of the terrible Androids. 

On the backdrop of this post-apocalyptic wasteland, Trunks looked to Future Gohan as a mentor. Gohan in this timeline is not as strong as the mainline Gohan, but he takes Trunks under his wing and teaches him how to fight. Trunks grows strong, but unfortunately, is no match for the Androids. During one of their confrontations with the machines, Gohan loses an arm protecting Trunks which only served to discourage the young warrior. It didn’t get better as another confrontation with Android 17 and 18 left Gohan dead. It was at this point that Trunks was finally able to unlock his Super Saiyan abilities. 

With the help of his mother, Bulma, Trunks is able to travel to the main story’s timeline with medicine to heal Goku and with the hope that he would be able to reverse his world’s terrible fate. 


Trunks as a character is a decent all-rounder and doesn’t excel at much. That said, his adaptability makes him a safe choice for most teams, and he is great for the assist. Conversely, his ki blasts aren’t particularly reliable and can be punished heavily on whiff. 

Attacks and Moves for Trunks in Dragon Ball FighterZ

8-Way directional Inputs:

  • 1 Down Back

  • 2 Down

  • 3 Down Forward

  • 4 Back

  • 5 Standing

  • 6 Forward

  • j Jumps

  • 7 Up Back

  • 8 Up

  • 9 Up Forward

6 Attack Notations:

  • L Light

  • M Medium

  • H Heavy

  • S Special

  • A1 Z Assist 1

  • A2 Z Assist 2

Basic Attacks

  • 5L- A relatively safe normal, but its reach is disappointing

  • 5LL- This is a good advancing move

  • 5LLL- A dash that takes Trunks about halfway across the screen

  • 5M- Another good advancing move

  • 5H- Can combo into superdash 

  • 5S- Good projectile

  • 2L- A good range and its fast startup make it a desirable move

  • 2M- A half screen slide

  • 2H- Great range horizontally, not so much vertically 

  • 6M- Overhead but with good range

  • j.L- A short, vertical hitbox, but it also enables Trunks to airdash afterward

  • j.M- Decent startup, which makes it a great jump-in option

  • j.H- Trunks slashes his sword downward, and it causes a sliding knockdown

  • j.S- This stops Trunks’ air momentum and fires off a beam

  • j.2H- Advances Trunks upward and forward

Special Attacks

236L/M/H- Shining Slash- Trunks jumps forward and slashes with his sword downward

214L/M/H- Cyclone Jump- Trunks pulls off a somersault which can be canceled into Cyclone Buster

236S- Masenko- A move he shares with Adult Gohan. He fires off a powerful yellow beam

214S- Change the Future- Trunks unleashes an energy blast after charging forward

Z Assists

  • Assist A- Change the Future

  • Assist B- Masenko

  • Assist C- Flurry Slash

Super Moves

  • 236L+M or 236H+S- Burning Attack: After a flurry of hand movements, Trunks fires off a powerful beam

  • 214L+M or 214H+S: Heat Dome Attack: A powerful command grab

Key Information

First Manga Appearance: Dragon Ball Z, Chapter 136: "The Coming of King Cold" June 25, 1991.

First Anime Appearance: Dragon Ball Z,  Trunks Saga. Episode 2"The Mysterious Youth" December 4, 1991 (Japanese), September 5, 2000 (English)

First Game Appearance: Dragon Ball Z III: Ressen Jinzōningen August 7, 1992.

Dragon Ball Fighter Z introduction: 16 September 2017.

Availability: Base Game

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