Gohan was no longer the most powerful fighter in the universe. Gohan's "mysterious" powers was touted throughout the entire series leading up to the Android/Cell Saga, and what we find out is that it was one big cop-out. But after all that, I was still curious about the GT series.
Before GT made its debut, I heard a lot of things about the GT series; some of them were flat out lies. But one thing that made excited about the GT series was a fighting game call Dragon Ball GT: The Final Bout, for the PSone. It was in 1998 when I first played the game, it was also the Dragon Ball fighting game I've ever played. I liked it back then, mainly because I was young and excited that I was playing a fighting game based on Dragon Ball, but I'm assuming that game isn't great now, and it probably never was. So anyways, I saw all of the characters that were in the GT series. I saw Gohan all grown up for the first time, but the one thing that I was impress by was the the design of Super Saiyan Goku 4. The design of the character beats the shit out of the previous Goku design such as the Super Saiyan and third iteration. Part of his design consisted of fur, at first I thought it was some sort of a jacket, and he also got his tale back. I eventually saw Vegeta's design in Super Saiyan 4 form, and I was just as impressed.
Krillen, which triggers the his Super Saiyan effect. He also says this bad-ass (Kinda of corny) line when Freeza ask him about what Goku's nature was and he reply by saying, "Alley of good, nightmare to you!" The way Vegeta becomes Super Saiyan is he goes through a near death experience from a rain shower of meteorites in space. Like the heart of a samurai, Vegeta knew that if he fails at a task and dishonors himself , then he has no reason to live. But he finally transcend into the next level.
So the way they become Super Saiyan 4 would be just as awesome, right?. . . . . .no, it wasn't. When I finally got to see how Goku becomes Super Saiyan 4, first he goes ape-shit by transforming into a giant ape. Then he sees Pan, his granddaughter, and picks her up, Videl starts crying and one of her tears drops on Goku's hand and he becomes Super Saiyan 4; what kind of bullshit is that??? The whole tear thing has been done in other films or animes, like that stupid-ass Pokemon the First Movie; Ash gets turn into stone and the Pokemons cry and their tears bring him back to life, and even that was stupid back then. And the way Vegeta turns into Super Saiyan 4 was even worse, Bulma creates a big ray-gun and shoots it at him so he can become Super Saiyan 4. Talk about fucking lazy, I mean a fucking ray-gun? Yeah fuck the near death experience that he had when he became Super Saiyan in the Android/Cell Saga, the "ray-gun" story-line will defiantly top that.
The overall GT series was just full of disappointment. Most of it was just fan service (You know that episode were all the old enemies from Dragon Ball's past come back from the dead?), and lame/lazy plot development. I heard there was a MMO in the works and the story of that game supposedly ignores the events of the GT series (Good move). After that disappointing mess of a anime series, Funamation debut Dragon Ball GT: The Lost Episode. . . . . .What??? I never saw that series and what I found out was that Funamation never had trouble getting the rights to these "Lost Episodes" so it was one big con to screw people out of their money when they bought the original series on DVD. Again, I never saw the Lost Episodes and I probably never will.