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Black Star Dragon Ball Saga
Don Kee (ドン・キアー; Don Kiā)
Voiced by: Koji Totani (Japanese), Doug Mc Keag (Blue Water dub), Gabriel Pingarrón (Latin American)The first major villain of the series, a vain, tyrannical ruler who steals the heroes' spaceship when it crash lands on his planet.
- 0% Approval Rating: Everyone's happy when Goku and co. come along and knock him down a few pegs.
- Arc Villain: For the first half of the Black Star Dragon Ball Saga.
- Bad Boss
- Dub Name Change: To "Don Kee" in the FUNimation English dub.
- Heel–Face Turn: Has enough of one to help Goku make a Genkidama in episode 63.
- Older Than They Look: When compared to his subjects at least.
- Punny Name: on "Akindo", meaning "merchant".
- Sissy Villain: He relies entirely on his henchmen to do his dirty work.
- Starter Villain: The first villain Goku and hsi friends go up against.
- Villain with Good Publicity
Ledgic (レジック; Rejikku)
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Sogabe (Japanese), R. Bruce Elliot (Funimation dub), Ethan Cole (Blue Water dub), Ricardo Brust (Latin American)A mercenary, and Don Kee's personal bodyguard.
- Blade on a Stick: Has also a spear in his inventory.
- The Brute: He seems like this at first...
- Defeat Means Friendship: After being defeated by Goku, he gives up the battle and leaves Don Kee to fend for himself.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Don Kee relies on him to do his dirty work. When Ledgic turns on him, Don Kee is powerless to stop Goku.
- Dual Wielding: How he uses his swords.
- Dub Name Change: "Ledgic" in FUNimation's version.
- Punny Name: On "credit" (クレジット kurejitto in Japanese).
- Put on a Bus: Promised Goku that they would meet again for a rematch, but is never seen again, not even in episode 63, where almost all the other surviving characters show up. It's likely that, had the series not been retooled after the first 16 episodes, he would have played a bigger role.
- Starter Villain: While not the main villain of the arc, he is the first one-on-one fight Goku has in GT.
- Worthy Opponent
Parapara Brothers (パラパラブラザーズ; Parapara Burazāzu)
Don Para voiced by: Kazunari Tanaka (Japanese), Bill Townsley (Funimation dub), Ethan Cole (Blue Water dub), Enrique Mederos (Latin American)
Bon Para voiced by: Yukitoshi Hori (Japanese), Brad Jackson (Funimation dub), Corby Proctor (Blue Water dub), César Soto (Latin American)
Son Para voiced by: Bin Shimada (Japanese), Iman Nademzadeh (Funimation dub), Kevin Tokarsky (Blue Water dub), José Arenas (Latin American)A trio of brothers working for Cardinal Mutchy Mutchy. Can subdue their opponents by making them dance.
- Back for the Finale
- Heel–Face Turn
- Involuntary Dance
- Magic Music
- Punny Name: "Parapara" is a style of synchronized, high-energy dance, which happens to be their method of attack.
- Quirky Mini Boss Squad
- Terrible Trio
Cardinal Mutchie Mutchie (ムッチー・モッチー; Mutchī Motchī)
Voiced by: Takeshi Watabe (Japanese), Justin Cook (Funimation dub), Roger Rhodes (Blue Water dub), Ricardo Brust (Latin American)The High Priest of the Luud Cult. He commands Luud's followers to seek out the Black Star Dragonballs to resurrect Luud. Is actually one of Dr. Myuu's Machine Mutants.
- Actually a Doombot: When his "body" is destroyed, his whip is revealed to be the actual Mutchie, and transforms into his true form.
- Arc Villain: He and Dolltaki are the villains of the second half of the Black Star Dragon Ball Saga
- Sinister Minister: The leader of the Luud Cult
- Whip It Good: His whip can transform people into dolls to be fed to Luud. When his true form is revealed, his whips are actually part of his arms, and can telepathically move objects as well as electro shocks.
Master Dolltaki (ドルタッキー; Dorutakkī)
Voiced by: Hirotaka Suzuoki (Japanese), Barry Yandell (Funimation dub), Jonathan Love (Blue Water dub), Enrique Mederos (Latin America)The "oracle" of the Luud Cult. Was the one who originally recruited the followers. Was really a subordinate of Dr. Myuu.
- Arc Villain: Of the second half of the Black Star Dragon Ball Saga along with Mutchie.
- Cult: The leader of the Luud Cult.
- Dirty Coward
- Meaningful Name: He is a fan of dolls. A doll otaku, if you like.
- Punny Name: A play on "doll otaku".
- Sissy Villain: He plays with dolls.
- It's implied that he's heterosexual, since he falls in love with Pan in doll form.
- You Have Failed Me: Dr. Myuu transforms him into one of the sacrificial dolls after he activates Luud (another Machine Mutant) too early.
- Also after transforming back to normal, he tries to make an escape, only for General Rilldo to kill him.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Unable to wait any longer to find the Black Star Dragonballs, he instead transforms all of his followers into dolls to be fed to Luud.
Baby and Super 17 Sagas
General Rilldo (リルド将軍; Rirudo Shōgun)
Voiced by: Kiyoyuki Yanada (Japanese), Andrew Chandler (Funimation dub), Steve Olson (Blue Water dub), Mario Sauret (Latin American)A machine mutant and leader of Dr. Myuu's machine armies. Manages to give Goku, Pan and Trunks trouble once they land on planet M-2.
- Artificial Human
- Bad Liar: To Goku (who can tell he's pretending to be far weaker than he really is), but not to the audience.
- Benevolent Boss: He actually treats his subordinates and underlings fairly-well, and doesn't hesitate to give them praise when he thinks they deserve it. Dude must have read up on Sun Tzu.
- The Dragon: To Dr. Myuu.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: His character is shown to be able to use the metal covering the entire surface of Planet M-2 to reconstruct a new body after his current one has been destroyed, yet he dies after a blast from Goku, Pan, and Trunks. Even though there's still metal all over the planet, he's just dead.
- Dub Name Change: Is inexplicably renamed General Lock in the Blue Water dub.
- Expy: Of Buu and Dabura. His powers are basically a combination of the two.
- Four-Star Badass: Goku points out that, even in his base form, Rilldo is even stronger than Majin Buu.
- From a Single Cell: His consciousness can inhabit and form a body from any metal on the planet.
- Knight of Cerebus: His arrival is pretty much the point where the series became more serious.
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner: In his introductory scene in the Funimation Dub."Drop dead."
- Punny Name: On "drill".
- Taken for Granite: Can fire a beam that turns whatever it hits into metal.
- Underwear of Power: In his base form and as Hyper Meta-Rilldo.
Dr. Myuu (ドクター・ミュー; Dokutā Myū)
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Sogabe (Japanese), Duncan Brannan (Funimation dub), Dave Pettitt (Blue Water dub), José Luis Castañeda, Ricardo Hill (Super 17 Saga)(Latin American)A scientist whose plotting universal domination with his mutant machine armies, headed by his ultimate creation Baby which he needs the Black Star Dragon Balls to complete. This of course brings him into conflict with Goku, Pan and Trunks. As it turns out though, he was actually a machine that Baby created to continue his development. Somewhere along the way Myuu forgot this and developed his own sentience. After being killed, he meets up with Dr. Gero in Hell to plot their revenge against Goku but that doesn't work out as planned either.
- Advice Backfire: See Be Careful What You Wish For.
- Artificial Human
- Be Careful What You Wish For: His last words to Super 17; Myuu tells him to show Goku and 18 that he can't be controlled. Super 17 agrees, and promptly annhilates Myuu.
- Big Bad: He's responsible for a lot of the events that happen in the series as he created most of the Machine Mutants, was the one behind the Luud Cult, and, alongside Dr. Gero, created Hell Fighter 17 and caused a rift between Earth and Hell, releasing all of Hell's inhabitants.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: With Dr. Gero in the Super 17 Saga.
- Cool Shades
- Disc One Final Boss:
- Emperor Scientist: The creator of most of the Machine Mutants and ruler of Planet M-2.
- Evil Redhead
- Expy: Of Doctor Gero, with some elements of Dr.Raichi. His first latin american voice actor also dubbed Doctor Gero, until the Super 17 saga where it was changed to avoid confusion.
- Mad Scientist
- Villain Team-Up:
- With Doctor Gero on the Super 17 arc. Myuu betrays him.
- With Doctor Gero and Doctor Raichi in Dragon Ball Heroes.
- Voodoo Shark: When Baby kills him, he is told that Baby himself created him and the other machine mutants in order to create him. The writers seem to try and explain away this logic by giving Baby the back story that he was originally a bio-robot fetus that was launched into space by the Tuffles so that it might one day destroy the Saiyans. If anything this further adds to the argument of those who question how Baby could have made the machine mutants while still a fetus.
- Considering the Tuffle king as well as other Tuffle DNA was infused into the bio-robot fetus, Myuu was likely created by them to complete Baby, with Baby speaking as the Tuffles he was created from when he made this claim.
Baby (ベビー; Bebī)
Voiced by: Yusuke Numata (Japanese), Mike McFarland (Funimation dub), Adam Hunter (Blue Water dub), Uraz Huerta (Kid), Enrique Mederos (Adult) (Latin American)A parasitic being created by Dr. Myuu to conquer the universe In reality he was created by the Tuffles, the race that Saiyans destroyed and whose planet they took over, to avenge them. He manages to break free and body surf his way to Earth. Once there he takes over the whole planet, making Vegeta his main host. Goku suffers a grueling battle against him due to his new child form. But some quick training in the Other World give him the power he need to fight and eventually beat Baby, freeing Vegeta from Baby and blasting him into the sun as he trying to escape.
- Accidental Misnaming / Do Not Call Me "Paul" / Embarrassing Nickname / Only Known by Their Nickname: Japanese only, but apparently "Baby" is not his real name and it is not even clear that he has a real name; it is just what Dr Myuu called him after Myuu forgot that Baby created him and not the other way around. In the Japanese original, Baby actually tells Myuu (after killing him) that he hates Myuu calling him that, but since neither the audience nor the characters have any other name for him that's the one that sticks, and ultimately it's the one he himself uses.
- Arch-Enemy: Sees himself as one for the Saiyan race as a whole, the Saiyans being the ones who destroyed his race and Baby being created specifically to destroy the Saiyans in retaliation.
- Ax-Crazy: Baby was never all that sane to begin with- being an obsessive, power-hungry, genocidal parasite out for revenge against a dead race-, but he goes well and truly off the deep end as he grows more and more powerful, to the point where he fakes being Ax-Crazy and going on a rampage, only to start considering blowing up the Earth just to hurt Goku suggesting he isn't "faking" as much as he thinks he is.
- Bad Boss: He attacks and nearly kills the possessed Trunks, Gohan, and Goten when he decides he doesn't need them anymore, and when he becomes a Great Ape, he fakes going on a rampage and kills several of his followers simply to test out his new power.
- The Bad Guy Wins: In a sense, Baby manages to get everything he wanted. He manages to Take Over the World, get revenge on the near-extinct Saiyans by possessing Vegeta, and recreates the Tuffle homeworld by wishing on the Dragonballs, even getting Goku to deliver them to him. It's only after he achieves his ambitions that things start falling apart for him, success and power getting to his, overriding his sense and leading him to become an Ax-Crazy lunatic who can be outsmarted and ultimately defeated.
- Batman Gambit: His earlier possession of Trunks, made him realize that the Super Saiyan transformation was the easiest point to take over someone (it was later revealed that he laid a mind-control egg in Trunks' brain as he left anyway). He then proceeded to possess the remaining Saiyans on Earth, settling at Vegeta; the next strongest after Goku, then brainwashing the entire Earth. He also left Goku and co. to find all the Black Star Dragon Balls so they'll return eventually to Earth and he takes the Dragon Balls to make his wish, while Goku and Pan face off against the entire world apart from Buu, Uub and Hercule!
- Bash Brothers: Baby Gohan & Baby Goten
- Big Bad: Of the Baby Saga, and the first major Big Bad of the series as a whole.
- Blob Monster: Baby is able to liquefy his body and seep into any cut on a person's body in order to gain control of them.
- Body Surf: He jumps around from body to body before settling on Vegeta as a permanent host. His old hosts remain under his control anyway.
- Combined Energy Attack: His Revenge Death Ball, like an evil version of the Spirit Bomb. It's powered by all of the hatred of his followers, and he even takes a stance similar to the former Trope Namer when charging it in the anime and Infinite World.
- Combat Pragmatist: All Baby ever needs is just one scratch and the fight is over.
- Cycle of Revenge: And he was very well aware of how much he was playing this trope. But he didn't care at all.
- Demoted to Extra: From playable in Budokai Tenkaichi in all his forms while taking Vegeta body, to a simple boss fight in Xenoverse with his golden Ape form.
- Disc One Final Boss: Originally intended to be the main antagonist and final adversary for Dragonball GT. However, the series was pushed to continue after the Baby Saga ended in order to keep the series running during the release of Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout.
- The Emperor: After taking control of every person on planet earth he uses the Dragon Balls to recreate planet Tuffle and then establishes his own empire on it.
- Emperor Scientist: Remember Dr Myuu? The incredibly smart scientist who rivaled Dr Gero in terms of pure genius and scientific technology? Baby was the one who created him.
- Evil Albino: After taking Vegeta control of Vegeta, his body became more pallid and his hair became white.
- Evil Costume Switch: He gradually changes Vegeta's wardrobe and appearance while possessing him in him, eventually barely resembling the Saiyan prince.
- His first design is identical to Kid Buu, before gaining a more unique form. Likewise, his idea of controlling the world thanks to mind control is taken from Garlick Jr. He is also a machine created by the Tuffles to have revenge on the saiyans, the same as Hatchyjack.
- However, the main villain he resembles overall is arguably Cell, his relationship to Dr Myuu being at first glance identical to that of Cell with Gero, and both Baby and Cell being artificial lifeforms who can survive From a Single Cell and are Power Parasites (albeit of different sorts) who acquire the powers of other powerful warriors, up to and including Saiyans and notably including Vegeta, both start off dangerous but weak and spend a good portion of their arc stealing the powers of others to grow stronger, and both even have their original plans thwarted by an unknowing Trunks only to end up using Trunks to further their goals through a bit of Xanatos Speed Chess (Cell stealing his time machine and Baby brainwashing Trunks and using him to conquer Earth, respectively).
- From a Single Cell
- Giggling Villain: He laughs quite a bit at first; however, he drops it after he takes over Vegeta.
- Grand Theft Me: Pretty much his entire MO.
- Greater Scope Villain: Created Dr. Myuu, making him indirectly responsible for the Black Star Dragon Ball and Super 17 arcs.
- Hijacking Cthulhu: In the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes, Baby becomes Baby Janemba after infecting Super Janemba.
- Healing Factor: It took being kamehameha'd into the freakin sun to completely destroy him.
- Hurl It into the Sun: His ultimate fate. Say hi to Cooler and Broly up there!
- Hypocrite: He's a living DNA archive of the Tuffles, a race destroyed by the Saiyans. Baby, being the last of his kind, attacks Earth, where the remaining Saiyans are for Revenge. He establishes himself as king, recreates the Tuffle homeworld, and has just about everyone under his control. He goes on and on about how the barbaric, bloodthirsty, and cruel the Saiyans are. However, he seems to neither notice nor care that his actions make him Not So Different from the Saiyans, if not worse.
- Humanoid Abomination: A light blue humanoid with visor-like eyes, who is capable of possessing people ( As Vegeta can tell you) and afterwards leave behind eggs that turn them into his servants. He can also gradually transform the person he's controlling ( again, ask Vegeta), and he can liquidize himself. Yeah, he qualifies.
- Knight of Cerebus: With the possible exception of Dr Myuu who is just his pawn anyway, he is the first truly dangerous villain of the GT saga, the rest being mostly one-shot villains of the week, and generally either powerful but noble, or evil but stupid or weak. Baby however is neither noble, nor stupid, and instead is an extremely evil and very, very dangerous menace who could potentially threaten the entire universe, and while initially not very strong manages to use Grand Theft Me and other tricks to become one of the most powerful villains in the entire franchise, wiping the floor with several prominent characters in the process.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: After being defeated as Great Ape Baby Vegeta, he promptly ditches Vegeta's body and makes a break for it. Goku, however, doesn't let him get away.
- Laser-Guided Karma: An almost literal example when Goku vaporises him with a carefully aimed Kamehameha as Baby passes by the Sun.
- Magic Genetics: His genetic augmentation is this in a nutshell.
- Make My Monster Grow: When he transformed into a Giant Ape.
- Manipulative Bastard: And how. He manipulated every character in the show, with Goku being the exception.
- Meaningful Name: Aside from the in-universe explanation for his name, and the tradition of Dragonball pun names (him possessing someone makes them "Baby ______"), his name describes his character quite well. Despite having the tactical cunning to outsmart and outfight almost every living Dragonball character, Baby is immensely immature. It rapidly becomes clear his revenge against the Saiyans is just something he's using as an excuse for his own desires. He's incredibly childish: focused mainly on taking things for himself, having the habit of "playing" during fights to the point of playing pretend (he melodramatically pretended to struggle against Uub until he was "done playing", and upon getting his Golden Great Ape form, he proceeded to pretend he had gone berserk just to play with his new powers), and having a childishly short fuse. In fact, during Goku's first fight with Baby Vegeta, he learned what Baby's biggest weakness was; he's incredibly susceptible to taunting, and will lose his cool even if his opponent is obviously bluffing. To top it all off, when he was finally defeated, he completely abandoned everything he had gained, and his mission for revenge, just to run away and save himself.
- Mind Manipulation: Any person he entered the body of, he gained total control of their mind and would make them essentially his puppet. And he was damn good at it.
- Misplaced Retribution: It didn't matter to Baby that the Saiyans who were responsible for exterminating the Tuffle race were long dead, just the fact that there were any Saiyans left was enough for him to go on a great pursuit for revenge.
- Moral Myopia: He wants revenge on the Saiyans for killing the Tuffles. To achieve that end, he enslaves everyone on Earth, a race that had absolutely nothing to do with the Saiyan/Tuffle conflict, and attacks Goku and his family, who were born long after the war. When Pan points out that the Saiyans who murdered his race are long dead, Baby tells her point-blank that he doesn't care.
- No Biological Sex: A logical conclusion, given that Baby was created from Tuffle DNA, and though his forms and pronouns used for him are masculine, it's probably that it's only for convenience's sake.
- Not So Different: He's just as barbaric and bloodthirsty as the Saiyans he claims to despise.
- Not So Well-Intentioned Extremist: He had somewhat good intention in the beginning of wanting to restore the Tuffle race. But somewhere down the line his thirst for revenge against the Saiyan race and his burgeoning megalomania got the better of him.
- One-Winged Angel: Transforming into a Golden Great Ape when faced with Super Saiyan 4 Goku.
- Out-of-Character Alert: When he possesses Vegeta; Goku is able to tell right away that Vegeta is Not Himself, because Baby Vegeta refers to him as Goku. The real Vegeta made a point to always call Goku by his Saiyan birth name, Kakarot.
- People Puppets
- The Power of Hate: His Revenge Death Ball is this trope in a nutshell. It's basically an evil Spirit Bomb.
- Psychopathic Manchild: The guy certainly lives up to his name.
- Puppeteer Parasite
- Purple Is Powerful: Not he himself, but his Golden Oozaru transformation has purple skin.
- Revenge Before Reason: His hatred for the Saiyans makes him take some really insane routes. Pan even points out the Saiyans who wiped out his race are long gone, Baby replies he doesn't care. Presumably, the reason he opts to remain possessing Vegeta rather than going to to possess or at least enslave the more powerful Goku (or one of his children)- something he considered doing early on- was because Vegeta was the Prince of the Saiyan race and the son of the man who destroyed his people while Goku was just a lowly warrior who Baby felt humiliated him, making Vegeta better from the perspective of poetic justice, but poorer from the Boring but Practical one, and ultimately it is Goku who defeats and kills him.
- Super Mode
- Unstoppable Rage: He wouldn't stop until every Saiyan was either dead or under his control.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Subverted; when he becomes a Golden Oozaru, he goes on a rampage on his own planet, like Oozarus are wont to do, but when Goku questions this he reveals that he, as just a parasite inside Vegeta, is unaffected, and was just pretending. Of course, arguably Double Subverted since anyone who decides to pretend to be insane to justify testing out new powers on his own people wantonly is probably rather insane anyway, and he does act much more rashly and impulsively while in this form.
- White Hair, Black Heart: When he took over control of Vegeta body, his hair became white.
- Villain Team-Up:
- Demigra gathers him, Super 17, and Omega Shenron to fight Gogeta and the Player Character in Dragon Ball Xenoverse. He joins them due to his hatred of Goku, but won't allow Omega Shenron to destroy the universe he wants to conquer.
- Towa sends Hatchiyack to help him in a god mission in Dragon Ball Heroes, fusing together in the process to create Baby Hatchiyack. Unlike other examples in the franchise, the two seem to get along pretty well. Then you remember they both are Tuffles!
- Younger Than They Look: After possessing some people, he gains a teenager appearance, and after leaving Vegeta's body, he gains an adult body as well. Keep in mind that he was born barely a couple days ago.
Super 17 (超（スーパー）１７号; Chō (Sūpā) Jū Nana-Gō)
Voiced by: Shigeru Nakahara (Japanese), Chuck Huber (Funimation dub), Ethan Cole (Blue Water dub), Rolando de Castro (Latin American)A combination of the regular Android 17 and Hell Fighter 17 which was built by Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu. Has much more power than his normal form that he pretty much defeats all the Z-Fighters that come against him, including a Super Saiyan 4 Goku. However a combined effort from 18 and Goku finally brings him down.
- Achilles' Heel: His one weakness is that he's vulnerable to physical attacks while absorbing energy attacks. It also helped that Android 17 is implied to have forced him to reveal this weakness and allow himself to be killed.
- All Your Powers Combined: He can absorb energy like 19 and Gero, but has his own energy source that fuels him, like 17 and 18, and has gatling guns in his arms, similar to 16.
- Arc Villain: Of the Super 17 Saga.
- Artificial Human
- Cavalier Blood Knight: What lies beneath all the Brainwashed and Crazy. Made more apparent in the more recent video games, especially Xenoverse, in which he comes across like the same old Android 17 except a bit more readily aggressive.
- Combat Clairvoyance: He's been programmed with full knowledge of all of Goku's techniques by Gero and Myuu, allowing him to see through them. Of course, this doesn't include Super Saiyan 4, since Gero and Myuu weren't around when Goku unlocked it.
- Driven to Suicide/Heroic Sacrifice: It's implied that somewhere deep inside Super 17 was the brother that 18 loved, and he let himself be killed by Goku's Dragon Fist technique, since he couldn't fight Dr. Myuu's programming completely. Thankfully, the wish that revives the victims of the whole Super 17 and Shadow Dragon fiasco also includes the original Android 17.
- Energy Absorption: Though he has the inlets on his gloves/hands similar to 19 and 20, he actually does this with his entire body by extending his limbs in a star-like pose.
- Feed It with Fire: He gets stronger by absorbing energy attacks. By the time Goku catches on, he's already pumped 17 up with enough energy for him to hand Super Saiyan 4 Goku his ass.
- Fighting from the Inside: Android 17 is implied to have been doing this.
- Fusion Dance: Created from the merger of the original Android 17 and the Hell Fighter 17 Myuu and Gero jointly created in Hell.
- Gatling Good: He's got two of them hidden in each arm, ala 16 and his blasters.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How he met his end against Goku.
- Interrupted Cooldown Hug: Because of her anger over Krillin's death, Android 18 manages to be both the loved one who gets Super 17 to cool his jets and the impetuous shooter who stops his Heel–Face Turn.
- The Juggernaut: He stomps all over the Z-fighters like it's nothing, and then takes out Super Saiyan 4 Goku without too much trouble. It's only through his Achilles' Heel that he's finally defeated.
- Large Ham: Unlike the original 17, he goes for the over the top acting, at least in the videogames.
- Laughing Mad: Played up a bit more in his video game appearances.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He did this to Gohan, Goten, Trunks, Vegeta and Uub at the same time.
- Non-Malicious Monster: Like the original Android 17 before him, Super 17 never actually shoots to kill while curb-stomping the Z-Fighters. It's only during the fight against Goku that he starts actually going for finishers on anyone not named Dr. Gero.
- Rebel Relaxation: Engages in a floating version of this pose at one point during this fight against the Z-Fighters as the doctors boast about his powers.
- Strong as He Needs to Be: Has this as a superpower. One minute, he has a bit of trouble with Super Saiyan (Kid) Goku; the next he's owning Super Saiyan 4 Goku. Justified somewhat by his energy absorption.
- Tranquil Fury: His interactions with Cell in the Budokai Tenkaichi and Xenoverse games. He wants him out of his face.
- Villain Team-Up:
- Ultimate Life Form: Similar to Cell, he likes to proclaim himself the Ultimate Android in the videogames.“Abandon this perfect form nonsense, the Ultimate Warrior is standing right in front of you!”
Shadow Dragon Saga
Shadow Dragons (邪悪龍; Jāku Ryū)The living, breathing incarnations of all of the negative energy that had accumulated in the Dragon Balls due to the Z Fighters excessive usage of them.Tropes that apply to the Dragons as a whole:
- Create Your Own Villain: The Shadow Dragons were all created because Goku and the Z Fighters excessively used the Dragon Balls, allowing the negative energy within to accumulate and eventually spawn them.
- Fire, Ice, Lightning: Nuova, Eis, and Rage, in that order.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons
- Irony: The more evil a wish, the less villainous the dragon. Nuova was made from a selfish wish by an evil character for evil purposes, whereas the two most vile dragons (Eis and Syn) came from very selfless and benevolent wishes.
- Made of Evil: They are the living incarnations of the Dragon Balls' accumulated negativity.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Syn, Nuova, and Eis are the only three who possess the necessary martial arts skills to pose a legitimate threat to Goku. The other four rely on their Elemental Powers and trickery to fight him.
- Theme Naming: Their names are based on their respective Dragon Ball in both languages, The Japanese one is similay "[Number]-Star Dragon" in Chinese while the English names form an acronym that spells "SHENRON" followed by Shenron itself.
Black Smoke Shenron (黒煙の龍; Kokuen no Ryū)
Voiced by: Daisuke Gori (Japanese), Christopher Sabat (Funimation dub),Mario Sauret (Latin American)The product of the Dragon Balls' accumulated negative energy, he serves no purpose aside from spawning the seven Shadow Dragons.
- Cigar Chomper: Said cigar is edited out of the Cartoon Network airing.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: He's pure evil and smokes a cigar.
- Monster Progenitor: He split into the seven Shadow Dragons.
Haze Shenron (二星龍; Ryan Shinron)
Voiced by: Chafurin (Japanese), Brad Jackson (Funimation dub), Jonathan Love (Blue Water dub), Ricardo Hill (Latin American)The two-star dragon that was created by the wish that revived one of Goku's allies (in this case Upa, Bora's father who was killed by Tao). He spreads pollution wherever he goes. His element is pollution.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: After his pollution weakens Goku and Pan to a manageable level, rather than simply kill them, he decides to throw Goku, Pan, and Giru into the lake and let the toxins within do it for him. Giru, who is unaffected by the pollution, manages to drag them to a fresh water geyser, which they blow up to clean the lake, ridding Haze of his only advantage and allowing Goku and Pan to take him down. Even though Haze had no way of knowing about the fresh water, that still wasn't exactly a smart move.
- Balloon Belly: Uses this once to help protect himself against Pan's assault. He stops using it after less than a minute.
- Breath Weapon
- Dub Name Change: Originally Liang Xing Long.
- Fun with Acronyms: Haze starts with the 2nd letter in "SHENRON".
- Fat Bastard
- Gradual Grinder: He wears his foes down with his smog while enduring hits.
- Making a Splash: Has the power of controlling polluted water and can gain energy from swamps.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: At first looked completely weak, but then revealed that his pollution was weakening Goku and Pan. After enduring their attacks long enough for it to take effect, he nearly killed them.
- One-Winged Angel: Subverted. He looks like he's going to and the heroes expect it... but he then states that while some of the Shadow Dragons can, he can't.
- Poisonous Person: The poisonous gases from his swamp can knock out even Goku.
- Smug Snake: He constantly gloats about his strength and declares himself a "true warrior" and "the star," but without the weakening effects of his pollution, he's no threat; Pan can easily beat the crap out of him by herself.
- Stone Wall: His main strength is that he's able to soak up punishment until his pollution can weaken his enemy to the point he can overpower them.
- Warm-Up Boss: Aside from his little trick, he's rather pathetic.
Rage Shenron (五星龍; Ū Shinron)
Voiced by: Hirotaka Suzuoki (Japanese), Chris Cason (Funimation dub), Adam Hunter (Blue Water dub), Arturo Mercado (Latin American)The five star dragon created when Goku was wished back to life to combat the Saiyans. Starts off as rather puny but, using an electric slime, can grow to a much more massive form. His element is thunder.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever
- Blob Monster: When he absorbs all the electrical slime to form his giant form.
- Dub Name Change: Originally Wu Xing Long.
- Fun with Acronyms: Rage starts with the 5th letter in "SHENRON".
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Rain is bad for electricity, especially if you're too big to dodge...
- Shock and Awe: "Dragon Thunder!!"
- I Surrender, Suckers
- Weaksauce Weakness: Had Goku and Pan on the ropes, till it started to rain.
Oceanus Shenron (六星龍; Ryuu Shinron)
Voiced by: Masako Katsuki (female form), Ryuzaburo Otomo (dragon form) (Japanese), Laura Bailey (female form), Steve Sanders (dragon form) (Funimation dub), Lana Mc Lellan (female form), Zane Sampson (dragon form) (Blue Water dub), Magda Giner (female form), César Soto (dragon form) (Latin American)The Six Star Dragon, created (much to her chagrin) from Oolong's wish for woman's panties. She is the only female dragon of the seven with the power over wind (and the only one with two elemental associations, the other being water). Fools a local fishing village into believing she was a sea princess named Princess Oto, but Goku and Pan reveal her true colors.
- Blow You Away
- Razor Wind: "Whirlwind Spin!!"
- Bishonen Line / One-Winged Angel: Much like Zarbon before her, she prefers to stay in a more aesthetically appealing form than her hideous true form. Subverted, however, in that she seems to be able to fight to her full power in this form anyway.
- Designated Girl Fight: Fights Goku to a standstill, but gets set up for the kill by a lucky Kamehameha from Pan, of all people.
- Dub Name Change: Originally Liu Xing Long.
- Fun with Acronyms: Oceanus and Oto both start with the 6th letter in "SHENRON".
- Luminescent Blush: Her entire face turns bright red out of embarassment, twice. Once when Goku presses the issue of her origin, forcing her to admit she was born from the underwear wish, and again after realizing her attack inflicted full Clothing Damage upon Goku (out of angry disgust, not the usual application of this trope).
- Making a Splash: Mostly due to the fact that she uses wind to manipulate seawater.
- Mythology Gag: Introduced antagonizing a village when the wish that birthed her was done by Oolong who was also introduced antagonizing a village.
- Hidden Evil: Created from a selfish wish with good intention she comes offering prosperity to a sea town by bringing in lots of fish. Unfortunately this destroys their economy and pollutes the land from the rotting fish.
- Meaningful Name: Oceanus was the name of a titan of Greek Mythology with domain over the sea, appropriate for someone claimed to be able to bring fish to the town. Her Alias, Princess Oto as well as a reading of her original name, refers to a different myth about two Star-Crossed Lovers called Otohime and Ryuujin, said myth being the basis of the Tanabata festival.
- Old Shame: She is completely embarrassed by the wish that spawned her, and Goku recalling said wish fondly and laughing about it sets off her Berserk Button.
- Shout-Out: Her disguise refers to the legend of Otohime and Ryuujin. In the Japanese sub her name is actually Ryu-Shenron.
- Spam Attack: To the point that Goku asks if she even knows any other moves.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female of the Shadow Dragons, the wish of origin (used to get some panties) might have something to do with that.
- Winged Humanoid: Her true form is actually the one of a ugly, winged, gargoyle-like dragon.
Naturon Shenron (七星龍; Chī Shinron)
Voiced by: Shin Aomori (Japanese), Chris Bevins (Funimation dub), Corby Proctor (Blue Water dub), Arturo Mercado (Latin American)The Seven Star Dragon, created when Bulma wished back the people Vegeta killed while under the influence of Babidi. He's a mole-like dragon that has the abilities to absorb any person and make their power his own. His element is earth.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: His true form is utterly puny, however.
- Climax Boss: Marks the transition from the less serious first half of the saga to the more serious second act, and is the first dragon to last more than one episode and pose an actual threat.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Can cause earthquakes by digging and his attacks can summon pillars of light from the ground.
- Dub Name Change: Originally Qi Xing Long.
- Fun with Acronyms: Naturon starts with the 7th letter in "SHENRON".
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The above mentioned pillar of light attack, though he did it on purpose. See Obfuscating Stupidity below. He ends up defeated for real, though, when his attempt at mocking Goku by showing him Pan one last time gives Goku a chance to pull Pan out and finish him off.
- I Surrender, Suckers: How he absorbs Pan.
- Jackass Genie: He brings up his technical status as a wish-granting dragon up to a battered and beaten Goku, in a chilling way. It ends up not working out so well for him, though.
- Knight of Cerebus: The first three dragons were all silly jokes of a battle, and the last three are all rather serious. Naturon sits in the middle, and begins the fight just as quirky as the first three before shifting to a deadly serious tone after revealing his trump card.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He initially appears to be a clown who is more interested in digging holes rather than fighting, but as soon as he absorbs Pan, he shows his true colors and starts using Pan's powers to blow up numerous buildings and kill several innocents for fun. If he hadn't fallen for Goku's Wounded Gazelle Gambit, he would have won for sure.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He's actually smarter than he looks, feigning defeat to have a shot at absorbing Pan.
- One-Winged Angel: After absorbing Pan, he turns into a larger, more vicious version of himself.
- Power Copying
- Villain Ball: He falls for Goku's Wounded Gazelle Gambit near the end of their fight and shows him Pan mockingly... giving Goku the perfect chance to save Pan and take him out.
Nuova Shenron (四星龍; Sū Shinron)
Voiced by: Ken Yamaguchi (Japanese), John Burgmeier (Funimation dub), Victor Atelevich (Blue Water dub), Rafael Rivera (Latin American)The Four Star Dragon, created when King Piccolo wished for his youth back. Unlike the other dragons, Nuova fights fairly and doesn't rely on dirty tricks. More than likely this is due to the fact that the four star ball was a treasured heirloom of Goku's. May also have something to do with the fact that he is the only one of the dragons created from a wish by an evil being for an evil purpose, with evil consequences. He also has power over fire.
- Anti-Villain: Type IV: He's only a villain because he's a Shadow Dragon and thus needed to be stopped, and other than that does not do anything villainous.
- Back from the Dead: Briefly against Omega Shenron, only to get killed again.
- Cain and Abel: He's the Abel.
- Dark is Not Evil: Like all of his siblings, he's made of the negative energy that was the equal and opposite to a wish. Since said negative energy was the equal and opposite reaction to a purely selfish wish, Nuova has an honorable, just personality and no real desire to be evil. Really, the only problem with his continuing life was that he can't control his heat, turning wherever he lives into a desert.
- Dub Name Change: Originally Si Xing Long.
- Fun with Acronyms: Nuova starts with the 4th letter in "SHENRON".
- Flash Step: He can out-Super Speed both Goku and Vegeta at Super Saiyan 4.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Which sadly didn't work.
- Honor Before Reason: He prefers a fair fight, and after knocking Pan out, lets her go and spares her when he could have easily killed her. Because of the latter, Goku decides to give him a freebie when he has him at his mercy during their fight.
- Light 'em Up: He can summon a giant lens and shoot a super hot sun ray at his foes.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The same lens can also hurt him if something such as Solar Flare is used against him due to its power being amplified.
- Idiot Ball: After his resurrection, he's about to incinerate Omega as part of his and Goku's plan, but his non-stop bragging about how he's fireproof gives Omega the idea to use Naturon's power of possession on him to reabsorb his Dragon Ball and survive the blast.
- Irony: He is the fourth dragon. You would expect the Four Is Death trope to be used, but no, he is the most noble of all dragons.
- Noble Demon: The only dragon not to resort to trickery to win.
- Playing with Fire: His power
- Power Limiter: Shedding his armor causes his already formidable power and speed to skyrocket.
- Sacrificial Lion: He planned on continuing his fair fight with Goku for the ball... and then he ends up being killed from behind by Syn Shenron, proving just how ruthless Syn Shenron truly is.
- Save the Villain: Was willing to negotiate with Goku about sparing Eis's life, as a brother. Then Eis went and ruined it anyway.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: With Eis.
- Super Speed: Probably the fastest character in the franchise, being able to easily outspeed Goku and Vegeta.
- Token Good Teammate: The most honorable of the Shadow Dragons by a long shot
- Walking Wasteland: He's met in a desert-like city. His body is so hot that anything that makes contact with him is destroyed, until he sheds his heat armor to fight at full power.
Eis Shenron (三星龍; San Shinron)
Voiced by: Kaneto Shiozawa (Japanese), Jerry Jewell (Funimation dub), Tommy James (Blue Water dub), Roberto Sen (Latin American)The Three Star Dragon, created when a wish was used to erase the memories of the whole Buu fiasco. He's the twin brother of Nuova, not to mention his complete opposite, using any advantage to win a fight. He also has power over ice.
- All There in the Manual: According to the Perfect Files, he was created by the wish that erased Majin Buu from the memories of everyone on Earth sans the Z Fighters. May also explain why he's easily the most devious and twisted of the bunch, as the wish that created him (said wish made so that a creature that was a combination Omnicidal Maniac and Psychopathic Manchild could get a second chance) was easily among the most selfless, thus creating the most negative energy.
- An Ice Person: Hence the name
- Arm Cannon: His strongest attack turn one of his arms into a cannon with the three-star ball on the bottom.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy/Smug Snake: He gloats over Goku non-stop when he has the advantage, but as soon as the tables are turned, he shamelessly begs for his life.
- Asshole Victim: Goku punches a hole through his gut and then oblierates him with the Dragon Fist, and after all of the dirty tricks he pulled during the fight, up to and including using Goku's own granddaughter as a Human Shield, he more than deserved it.
- Backstab Backfire: He actually does get a hit in on Goku in this, blinding him for his upcoming battle with Syn, but gets himself killed in the process.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Nuova's Abel.
- Combat Pragmatist: "Anything to win", as he'll say.
- Dirty Coward: Perfectly willing to resort to using Pan and even his own brother as Human Shields against Goku. On top of that, when Goku has him at his mercy, he goes from smug and arrogant to begging for mercy.
- Dub Name Change: Originally San Xing Long.
- Fun with Acronyms: Eis starts with the 3rd letter in "SHENRON".
- Evil Is Deathly Cold: He controls ice, and is easily the most evil of the Shadow Dragons.
- Evil Twin: To Nuova.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: On Goku's fist.
- Jerkass: He pulls every dirty trick in the book to win a fight, and has no qualms against beating on his own brother.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Nuova is a Noble Demon who avoids harming innocents and unfair advantages, while Eis is a Dirty Coward who literally does everything he can to win.
- The Slow Walk: When Nuova is chewing him out for fighting dirty and butting in on his fight with Goku, Eis does this, getting right in Nuova's face before beating him up.
- Meaningful Name: Eis is German for "Ice".
- Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty
- Sibling Yin-Yang
- Villains Want Mercy: As soon as Goku has him at his mercy, Eis frantically starts begging both him and Nuova for his life, offering to give Goku the three-star ball and go away forever. Though Goku has plenty of reasons to want him dead, he accepts... and Eis promptly pulls off an Eye Scream on Goku only to get himself killed.
- Wolverine Claws: Makes some out of ice in order to put a sneak attack on Goku.
Syn Shenron/Omega Shenron (一星龍; Ī Shinron)
Voiced by: Hidekatsu Shibata (Japanese), Bob Carter (Syn Shenron), Christopher Sabat (Omega Shenron) (Funimation dub), Noah Umholtz (Blue Water dub), José Luis Castañeda (Latin American)The One Star Dragon created from the wish to revive everyone killed by Frieza and his men. Not surprisingly, he's the strongest and vilest of all the dragons, even going to Super Saiyan 4 hardly phases him. He becomes more powerful still when he absorbs all the Dragon Balls to become Omega Shenron, the ultimate dragon. In the end it takes energy from all over the universe to form the Spirit Bomb needed to stop him. He has no element unless you count his pure negative energy.
- All There in the Manual: Like Eis, the wish that spawned him is revealed in Dragon Ball GT Perfect Files rather than the show itself.
- All Your Powers Combined: Absorbing the other six Dragon Balls gives him all the special powers of the six lesser dragons plus a general boost in overall power.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: See Villainous Breakdown below.
- Badass Mustache
- Bad Boss: Towards Nuova Shenron.
- Beard of Evil: It's made of spikes.
- Big Bad: Of the Shadow Dragons saga.
- Bishonen Line: While the other Shadow Dragons are fairly monstrous, Syn is a handsome, burly humanoid who looks like he's wearing armor. Naturally, he's the strongest and most vicious of the seven.
- Breaking Speech: Syn declares that Goku has no right to criticize his own creation, reminding Goku that the entire reason that he and the other Shadow Dragons came to be is because Goku and his friends overused the Dragon Balls, further driving in the nail by reminding him that the Old Kai explicitly warned him not to keep doing so, but Goku didn't listen. While Goku doesn't deny his accusations, he nonetheless insists that, even if he did create the Shadow Dragons, he never once used the Dragon Balls for his own gain.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He outright calls himself the Ultimate Evil during the Final Battle.
- Casting a Shadow: Though he mainly uses generic ki attacks and martial arts, he does have a few attacks centered around evilness.
- Combat Pragmatist: He attacks Goku when he's weakened and exhausted from his fights with Nuova and Eis, and has no qualms against shooting his opponents In the Back.
- Combined Energy Attack: His Negative Karma Ball attack is composed of all the sins of the world and its people. Gogeta counters it by booting it away with a positive energy-charged kick. And of course in the end, Syn is destroyed by a Spirit Bomb, too.
- Curbstomp Cushion: Goku was hopelessly outmatched against Omega, but his Dragon Fist attack was able to make Omega scream in pain and even blast him to bits. After reforming, Omega admits that it was a very painful attack, even if it was not enough.
- Omega doesn't get his own cushion from his beatdown by Gogeta, however; an attack that seems to at least be discomforting Gogeta turns out to just have been him treating it like a massage.
- Dub Name Change: Originally Yi Xing Long and Super Yi Xing Long.
- Fun with Acronyms: Syn starts with the first letter in "SHENRON".
- Establishing Character Moment / You Have Failed Me: Poor Nuova.
- Final Boss: He is the final villain Son Goku and the Z warriors face chronologically counting both Z and Super. His defeat also depends on Goku making a spirit bomb fueled with the energy of everyone he has met on his journey across the universe, bringing a sense of closure to the series.
- From a Single Cell: Thanks to Rage Shenron's Electrical Slime powers. Very Majin Buu-esque, even being a pink slime while reforming. He only uses this twice, though, once to show how outclassed Goku was by surviving a Dragon Fist and once to just barely survive Gogeta's Big Bang Kamehameha.
- Made of Evil: Syn is made of all the negative energy the Dragon Balls accumulated over the years. Yes, the source of all hope creates the ultimate bringer of doom in the series.
- Meaningful Name: Syn sounds very similar to "sin." As he is the ultimate Shadow Dragon and the evilest of them, this similarity actually makes some sense.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: Syn/Omega does not play around. He attacks Goku and tries to kill him when he's blinded and exhausted after fighting Nuova and Eis, and once Gogeta's fusion time expires, he does everything possible to prevent Goku and Vegeta from fusing again.
- No One Could Survive That: He's the only villain who survived Goku's "Dragon Fist" attack.
- No True Scotsman: His reasoning for offing Nuova, because it's not the Shadow Dragon's way to be honorable.
- No Sell: Immune to the Solar Flare.
- Non-Elemental: In his base state, he uses generic Ki Attacks rather than any specific Elemental Powers like the other Shadow Dragons.
- The Nth Doctor: In the Funimation dub, Syn Shenron is voiced by Bob Carter, but Omega Shenron is voiced by Christopher Sabat.
- Omnicidal Maniac: If let loose, his mere evil power will destroy everything.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Like Frieza before him, he derogatorily calls Goku a "monkey."
- Power Copying: After eating the Dragonballs he can use the powers of all the Shadow Dragons.
- Power Echoes: As Omega Shenron, has this perpetually.
- Shock and Awe: His Dragon Thunder attack which he uses to vicious effect on Vegeta right after impaling Vegeta through the arms on his spikes. in Budokai 3 and Infinite World he summons a lightning bolt instead.
- Spikes of Villainy: On his back and elbows. They aren't just for show, either.
- Unholy Nuke: His strongest attack, an orange ball of energy made from all the accumulated sins of humanity. Or something like that. Referred to as either the Negative Karma Ball or the Minus Energy Power Ball.
- As such, this makes it the counterpart to the Spirit Bomb.
- Villainous Breakdown: When Goku prepares the Universal Spirit Bomb and, to his shock, he's unable to stop it. He gets more and more desperate until finally swallowing his pride and begging for his life. Goku does not listen.
- Villain Team-Up:
Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy
Susha (ゲットー; Gettō)
Voiced by: Shin Aomori (Japanese), Peter Mayhew (Funimation dub)A amphibian-like creature in A Hero's Legacy, lackey to King Yao.
Mamba (マンバ; Manba)
Voiced by: Miki Ito (Japanese), Amber Cotton (Funimation dub), Dulce Guerrero (Latin American)A witch antagonist in A Hero's Legacy that chases after Goku Jr. Also a lackey to King Yao.
Torga (ラッカル; Rakkaru)
Voiced by: Kazuyuki Sogabe (Japanese), Christopher Sabat (Funimation dub), Ernesto Lezama (Latin American)A Hen-like warrior from A Hero's Legacy. Like the others he after Goku Jr and yes, he a lackey of King Yao's.
Lord Yao (妖魔王; Yōma-ō)
Voiced by: Ryuzaburo Otomo (Japanese), Brice Armstrong (Funimation dub), Mario Sauret (Latin American)The boar-like demon king of Mount Paozu, he the final obstacle Goku Jr. must face.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: See Voluntary Shapeshifting.
- Expy: Of Oolong's from the very start of the series.
- Also of Ganon from The Legend of Zelda series, right down to their boar like forms and their Demon King status.
- Final Boss: He's the final major villain that shows up in the Dragon Ball franchise's timeline.
- Green Thumb: See Voluntary Shapeshifting
- Jerk Ass
- Kick the Dog
- Name's the Same: No, guys, he does not come from Xing.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can shape-shift like Puar and Oolong, turning his arms into swords and roots.