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Re: Anime Discussion Thread
Super Saiyan Fusion would've sufficed for Gotenks and SS3 didn't really serve any purpose for Goku except, like you said, the cool factor.
In any case, nobody but Gohan had achieved true Super Saiyan 2 until the Buu arc. And since Gohan got weaker, Super Saiyan 2 could've easily been the barrier again.
Goku cares about his family and friends a lot, it's just not the type of caring that associates with spending time with them, more along the lines of "I'll protect you guys if you ever need me. See ya, Goku out."
Well, he was like that in Dragon Ball too.