"Dragon Ball Super: Broly" will have many new characters that will debut in the franchise's main saga. Other older characters will return with a new design in the new film that will hit theaters in December. However, the news of some of these appearances has brought more questions than others. One example is the case of Goku's mother, a character many fans had previously dismissed due to her not having had made a special appearance in the franchise.

History of Gine

Who is Gine? Where was she born? How did she meet Bardock? In this article, we will try to explain everything about the origin of Gine, the mother of Goku and Raditz, as well as her importance in the new film by Akira Toriyama.

First, Gine does not appear in the original manga or in the previous Dragon Ball anime series. Akira Toriyama first announced this character in an edition of Shonen Jump magazine in 2014, giving some details of her history.

According to that history, Gine was a Saiyan woman from the lower class 7 Universe who was not made for the fight. Unlike other Saiyajins, she had a soft and kind disposition, so she worked at the Vegeta Meat Distribution Center distributing food to the warriors.

Gine was part of the Bardock Squad and little by little she fell in love with him. Their relationship was unique in their race since normally the Saiyans only united to reproduce -- not to have loving relationships.

That's how Raditz and Goku were born before they were finally saved from the destruction of Planet Vegeta because of Frieza. Gine and Bardock were killed along with the other Saiyans after the explosion.

How is Gine?

As previously mentioned, Gine was a Saiyan with a pure heart and good feelings, who had no intention of fighting and was not fit for it due to her small and thin body.

Her hair looks a lot like Raditz and Goten at the end of Dragon Ball Z. She has a tail like all of her race, but she prefers to take it loose to tie around her at the hip.

For her part, she also wears the classic pink, green and white combat armor. In the video games "Dragon Ball Fusions" and "Dragon Ball Heroes," she wears dark green armor with magenta bracelets.

Akira Toriyama has confirmed that she was a very romantic Saiyan. Besides that, like other characters, her name is an anagram of a vegetable -- the chive that is pronounced "negi" in Japanese.

"Dragon Ball Super: Broly" will be released in Japan on December 14, while in the US, fans will be able to enjoy it in January 2019.