Son Gohan (孫 悟飯? addressed only as Gohan in most English adaptations), Gohan is introduced as the first son of the primary protagonist, Son Goku, and his wife, Chi Chi
As a child, Gohan is depicted with a seemingly limitless dormant power, which at first only revealed itself when he experienced fierce rage or distress. According to Raditz's scouter, a device able to produce a statistical measurement of strength, Gohan has an initial battle power of 710, and, following Gohan's eruption from the space pod, increases to 1,307. (Goku, meanwhile, who has demonstrated superhero-level feats up until Gohan's introduction, has his stated to be 416, and rises only as high as over 924 when using the Kamehameha.)
Due to his mixed heritage, Gohan's character also exhibits unusual abilities, possessing power that surpasses that of regular Saiyan's. Vegeta suggests that mixing human and Saiyan blood begets powerful hybrids, which Nappa refers to as a Super Saiyan. On Namek, Saichoro helped unlock a portion of his untapped potential, unable to bring out the fullest of his tremendous latent abilities.
Gohan can also freely manipulate his chi for the use of abilities such as the Bukû-jutsu (舞空術? lit. "lighter than air skill" or "sky dancing skill"), enabling him to fly, or concentrate it into beams of chi energy blasts, such as the Kamehameha or Masenko (魔閃光 Masenkō?, lit. "Demon Flash"). Gohan also possesses enhanced strength, as well as superhuman speed and reflexes. He is able to ascend to Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 levels.