REGISTER TO REMOVE ADS
That was the original idea, but the fan reaction forced Toriyama to make Goku the hero once again.
In fact, Toriyama's plan was to end the series with the Frieza saga, with Goku dying on planet Namek to give the series closure. But because of the popularity of the series, Jump forced him to continue with the story. Then the story was suppose to end with the Cell saga again, with Goku dying, making Gohan (the new generation) the hero. But people didnt like that, so once again Toriyama had to continue and bring Goku back to life and while he was hoping to use Gohan as the final hero, he wasnt allowed because fans wanted Goku to be the hero who ends it all.
He's the third strongest unfused Z-Warrior.
Behind SS4 Goku and Vegeta.
Which is why I hate some DBZ fans. Gohan showed that potential and that he was to be the hero. Gohan should have been left as the hero and strongest.
GT doesn't count and I said in DBZ not GT.