What is the Meaning of Kamehameha in Dragon Ball Series ?

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Meaning of Kamehameha in Dragon Ball
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We all have seen Goku taking down enemies with blasting beam of energy which he generates from his hand and this beam of energy has been named as Kamehameha in the Dragon Ball series. The Kamehameha was invented by Master Roshi 50 years prior to the era of Dragon Ball. He channelled latent ki into the palm of his hands and generated an explosive beam of Ki energy. This technique was then learned by Goku and in its first attempt, he destroyed Bulma’s car.

Master Roshi first used the Kamehameha to extinguish the flames at Ox-King house. But you must be wondering what is the exact meaning of Kamehameha and how this name was coined.

Meaning of Kamehameha in Dragon Ball

Meaning of Kamehameha in Dragon Ball

The name Kamehameha has been originated from King Kamehameha of Hawaii. When Toriyama was naming these moves, he asked her wife Mika Minachi and she was one, who actually suggested it. Toriyama agreed to it, which he thought is a silly name but still suitable for Master Roshi.

Also in the Japanese language, the word Kamehameha means Turtle Destruction Wave and further breaking it down

Meaning of Kamehameha in Dragon Ball

Turtle = Kame
Wave = Ha/Name

The list of characters from the Dragon Ball series who possess the Kamehameha technique or learnt it has been listed down below

  • Master Roshi
  • Son Goku
  • Grandpa Son Gohan
  • Krillin
  • Son Gohan
  • Yamcha
  • Tien Shinhan
  • Cell
  • Cell Juniors
  • Trunks
  • Goten
  • Gotenks
  • Vegito
  • Gogeta
  • Buu
  • Shenron
  • Pan
  • Uub
  • Goku Black

We hope now you have learnt a little more about Kamehameha and let us know in the comments section if you any have any more questions popping out in head related to the Dragon Ball Series