Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will be host to a number of playable characters, ranging from the fan-favorite Namekian Piccolo and Vegeta to Super Vegito and Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks. One character who is likely to be showcased nearly as much as Goku is Gohan, who is confirmed to be playable across nearly every stage of his life. From his childhood to his defeat of Cell and his time as the Great Saiyaman to his time on Supreme Kai's World, Gohan will appear throughout the game.
It seems safe to say that players can and will spend a considerable amount of time as Gohan, beit as Teen Gohan, the Great Saiyaman, and Adult Gohan. For the latter, who was recently confirmed alongside Super Saiyan 3 Goku and Super Vegito, there's a huge question. Given his role in the anime, how much time will players spend in the shoes of Adult Gohan in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot?
At the start of the Majin Buu saga, Gohan is a young adult starting high school, and at the end of it, he is shown as a full grown adult. Players will be able to take on the role of Gohan as he attends school, plays baseball, and performs heroics as the Great Saiyaman. Overall, this section is likely to relatively short and perhaps more time will spent on other characters on Earth.
The iniating tournament of the core Majin Buu storyline will like appear in game, where Gohan goes Super Saiyan 2 in his fight against Yamu and Spopovich. This fight will likely appear in-game, as it is during this tournament that Shin, aka the Supreme Kai, is met. The next major fight he appears in is against Dabura on Babidi's spaceship, though Gohan later gets thoroughly stomped by Majin Buu. At the same time, players will likely be playing Majin Vegeta, potentially during his fight against Goku.
Gohan wakes up on Supreme Kai's planet, one of the extraterrestrial locations in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot's world map, where he goes Super Saiyan 2 to retrieve the Z sword. After breaking the sword and freeing Old Kai, Gohan's progress seems halted, but that's before Old Kai says he could unlock Gohan's latent potential through a specific ritual. After he finishes training, Gohan goes to Earth to face off with Super Buu, but he is eventually absorbed by the latter.
As a result, it seems likely that these will be Gohan's major fights during this arc, but it seems safe to say that Gohan will have quite a few sidequests on Kai's World and perhaps even on Earth. It's worth noting that side quests can be tailored to certain characters, as previously gameplay has shown Kid Gohan receiving unique quests and Majin Vegeta being unable to complete certain quests because of his evil nature. What exactly characters will be doing as Gohan during these various stages on the Majin Buu saga remains to be seen.
While there's still a lot to be revealed about Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Gohan fans will likely be able to hit all of the character's high points throughout the game. Plus, while Gohan's role at the end of the game stops here by being absorbed by Super Buu, there's little doubt it'll be a fun fight before facing off with Kid Buu as Goku.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot releases January 17, 2020, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.