Characters / Dragon Ball Multiverse

The characters in Dragon Ball Multiverse all have varying traits and personalities. Due to the fact that many of them carry over from the original Dragon Ball, plus the multitude of characters in this comic, this Character Page will discuss the different universes and their premises. Additionally, this page will also discuss the fates of certain characters in the tournament in labelnotes, so beware of spoilers.
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    Universe 1: The Supreme Kais 
U1 is where the Supreme Kais are the major dominant force, being the ones that defeated all the major threats and forces shown in the manga and anime more . This is also the universe in which the Vargas people created the traversing technology, which they used together to organize the Multiverse Tournament. The only fighter in this universe is the South Supreme Kai note , while the Grand Supreme Kai, the North, East & West Supreme Kais, and the Vargas and Namekian organizers are all spectators.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: West Supreme Kai lets out a "nervous laugh" at Zen Buu's mocking imitation of South Supreme Kai.
  • Apologetic Attacker: West Supreme Kai apologizes with tears running down her face while killing the Legendary Saiyan.
  • Good Is Not Nice: They engaged in preemptive strikes against all the potential threats in their universe. While many of these were evil beings, like Bibidi and Bojack, some were more morally neutral, like the Legendary Super Saiyan.
  • Big Good: For the DBZ universe in general, and the organizers of the tournament.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The other Kais are beginning to get suspicious of the Grand Supreme Kai being so forgiving of Zen Buu.
  • Physical God: All of them are literal Gods in the Dragon Ball Universe.
  • Shoot the Dog: They decided to kill off several would be threats to the Universe while they were still young, including Freeza and Cooler as kids, and the infant Broly.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Killed the young Freeza/Coola (in fairness they were causing trouble even back then) and the infant Broly, in order to protect the universe. The latter was particularly painful for West Kaioshin.

    Universe 2: Toriyama's Other Works 
Perhaps the most unusual group by far, U2 consists of characters all made and designed by Akira Toriyama, plus a few other oddballs. As such, most of these characters come from other, non-Dragon Ball works. The fighters in this universe include Aralenote , Neko Majinnote , Beelzebub note , Son Wukong note , a literal Mary Sue note  and Akira Toriyama himself as the Tori-bot note . Crono, Magus, Robo, Eight, Senbei Norimaki, Turbo Norimaki, Gatchan #1 and Peasuke Soramame are spectators.
  • Author Avatar: The Tori-bot who apparently is Toriyama himself, at least enough to control all the characters he has made. Too bad he gets picked to fight Raichi.
  • Joke Character: All of them.
  • Parody Sue: Mary Sue.
  • Poke the Poodle: Beelzebub's idea of evil deeds, and he considers King Piccolo to be an absolute madman.
  • Reality Warper: Arale subconsciously distorts reality to give things a cartoony face.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Tori-bot was initially confident he could beat anyone, since as the creator of Dragon Ball he would have power over all of his characters. However he's paired with Raichi, who he did not make and could not control. With that, he says "I'm getting too old for this shit" and leaves.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: There's no other explanation for how they all got eliminated, despite having Rule of Funny on their side. note 
  • Story-Breaker Power: Arale is ridiculously overpowered, handily stomping a literal Mary Sue and #18, and a powerful Reality Warper who puts Zen-Buu to shame. She only lost due to bad luck. With Vegito and Broly eliminated, she could have easily been the most powerful character left in the tournament.

    Universe 3: Successful Saiyan Rebellion 
U3 alters the circumstances behind the death of Bardock; obtaining his ability of foresight in a different way, he and his team warn the rest of the Saiyans about Frieza's plot. As nobody believes Bardock, he defeats King Vegeta in combat and becomes king of the Saiyans, ordering them to prepare an ambush against Frieza. Frieza is disintegrated by a hundred Oozaru ki blasts before he can change out of his base, weakest form, and Bardock is hailed as king, but it's implied the Saiyans were killed by Dr. Raichi afterwards. The fighters in this universe are Bardock note , Dr. Raichi, Tapionnote , and Demon King Piccolo note .

"I saw your future... and I know who you'll lose to."
  • Abusive Parents: Outright admits that he was a terrible parent when U13 Raditz calls him out on being the reason for all of his problems. Bardock tells Fasha earlier on that he has no use for weaklings, referring to his children, and when he saw Kakarot's low power level, was quick to dismiss him as a failure.
  • Action Dad: As a Saiyan, this is par for the course.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: To become King, Bardock fought his way to the top.
  • The Atoner: Bardock gives off this vibe; he mentions to U13 Raditz that he saw the error of his ways and those of the Saiyan race.
  • Cassandra Truth: None of the other Saiyans believed that Freeza would destroy them. Bardock's solution? Overthrow King Vegeta, become the new King, and order an assault on Freeza. It works.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He takes full advantage of the Saiyans' Oozaru forms by having the Saiyans who can create false moons. He orders them to stay untransformed and replace destroyed moons as needed while hiding. Despite it being called a cowardly tactic, it works.
  • Ignored Expert: Just like in canon, no one believes Bardock when he says Freeza is coming to kill them all. So he forcibly becomes King to make them believe.
  • Klingon Promotion: As per Saiyan tradition, after defeating King Vegeta, Bardock takes the throne, becoming the King of the Saiyans.
  • Last of His Kind: In U3, Bardock is the last living Saiyan. The rest were killed by Dr. Raichi.
  • Loophole Abuse: Bardock steals the throne from Vegeta through a Klingon Promotion, which had the downside of informing everyone present that that is a viable method under Saiyan law. Luckily, according to tradition a new king gets a week to recuperate, meaning that by the time Bardock can be challenged again he'll have already taken the fight to Frieza.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Bardock states that he knows that the Saiyans brought about their own end with their bloodthirsty and cruel ways. Still, they were his people, and he feels that Raichi must pay for their destruction.
  • Noble Fugitive: Due to Dr. Raichi killing every other Saiyan but Bardock managing to escape, hiding for all these years, the man qualifies.
  • Not So Different: Bardock and Dr. Raichi can be seen as this. The last living members of the two races that lived on Planet Plant, and both out seeking revenge in some form (Dr. Raichi on the entire Saiyan race, Bardock on Dr. Raichi for what he's done).
  • Older Than They Look: Still looks the same despite being at least eighty.
  • Psychic Powers: And, given how the visions hit Bardock at the most inconvenient times (such as mid-battle), they're about as useless as the TFS versions.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Officially, the name is "Bardock", but Multiverse uses "Baddack".
    • Adverted in other languages where his name is correctly written as Bardock.
    • The change is due to the French version using "Baddack", because it's closer to the romanji (バーダック, Bādakku)
  • Took a Third Option: Instead of taking the canon route of U18 Bardock (as we know from the movie), Bardock actually listened to the words of the last living Kanaasan, and even killed him as the man instructed, giving him foresight in a different way, which ensured he wasn't on Meat when Dodoria came to call. And instead of running blindly back to Vegeta screaming "THE FROST DEMONS ARE COMING!", he immediately went to King Vegeta and tried to persuade him; when the King didn't listen, Bardock defeated him and took the throne to carry out his mission.
  • Rags to Royalty: Bardock starts out as a low-class warrior clawing his way up in Saiyan society, eventually his power is strong enough to be considered amongst the Elite. By the end, he's defeated King Vegeta, and, as Saiyan tradition dictates, taken his throne as the new Saiyan King, in order to defend the Saiyans against Freeza.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Averted. Bardock fought fate and won spectacularly.
  • Warrior King: The King of all Saiyans, Bardock still fights and kicks ass.

"Perfect. I'll train my baby to kill. He'll be ready."
  • Action Mom: As a Saiyan, this is a given, but Hanasia is this in spades. She is Raditz and Goku's mother, and like any Saiyan she lives to fight, willingly flying up into space, raiding Freeza's ship, attacking Dodoria and destroying the top of the ship entirely as an Oozaru.
  • Affably Evil: For a mass-murdering space pirate, Hanasia, much like Bardock, was very laid back most of the time. She was even portrayed as an oddly supportive mother for a Saiyan, rebuking Bardock's assumption that Kakarot would be weak just because of his low power level at birth.
  • A Fate Worse Than Death: Hanasia's soul is currently one of the "Ghost Warriors" under the control of Dr. Raichi, and she was used specifically to slaughter the entire Saiyan race in U10.
  • Blood Knight: And she loves every minute of it.
  • Character Development: Both positive and negative. When she first appears in the first U3 special, Hanasia seems to be an excitable woman and fairly supportive mother; at least she's confident enough in her children to believe they can become strong no matter what power level they are born with. She also seems to act first and think later, such as when she charges into Freeza's ship without thinking, and destroys the top of it as an Oozaru. When she later reappears as a Ghost Warrior, she's shown to have mellowed considerably, taking the rational route in a fight, but when Kakarot is killed by Hirudegarn, she calls him a "useless fool".
  • Genocide from the Inside: Not of her own free will, but Hanasia, as a Ghost Warrior, killed all of the Saiyans, including her U10 relatives.
  • Identical Stranger: Hanasia's design bears resemblance to the only other pure-blooded female Saiyan other than Fasha shown; a Saiyan woman with a knife in her mouth, shown in a filler flashback by Kaiō when he was explaining the Saiyans to Goku.
  • Instant Expert: As a Ghost Warrior, Raichi can upload whatever skills he wishes into Hanasia and she will learn it within milliseconds.
  • One Woman Army: As a Saiyan, she naturally qualifies. As a Ghost Warrior, Hanasia killed the entire Saiyan race by herself.
  • Pregnant Badass: She sparred with Gurkin sometime prior to the series... while pregnant with Kakarot.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Goku's family is an odd thing; as much as he has his father's hairstyle and general build, Hanasia seems to be where he gets his complexion and also his face, unlike Raditz, who seems to have inherited his father's face and complexion but his mother's wild hair.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Hanasia seems to be a lot like Fasha, who in fact gets about two or three appearances in the chapter where Hanasia debuts, and only two of them speaking roles.
  • Tempting Fate: When Hanasia, Bardock, and a doctor were discussing where to send Kakarot when he was born, and they suggested Earth due to the low power levels, Hanasia agreed, believing Goku wouldn't possibly meet the strongest masters on his first day there. It's even lampshaded, showing a picture of Son Gohan right after this statement.
  • Theme Naming: Like all Saiyans, she shares the vegetable/plant theme naming they have, Hanasia being some kind of aloe. Her name is actually a double pun, however, as "Hana" is Japanese for "flower".
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: By the time the Saiyans killed Freeza and his empire, Bardock had overthrown King Vegeta. Hanasia was thus the Queen of the Saiyans and delivering an utter asskicking upon Freeza's men.
  • Warrior Queen: As Bardock's mate, Hanasia was essentially this.
  • World's Strongest Woman: By her own admission, Hanasia was the strongest Saiyan on Vegeta at the time of Freeza's attack, stronger than even Bardock, her husband, and Vegeta, the King. This title is contested however, by Gurkin, but given that Hanasia was pregnant the last time they had an official match, and her power level is mentioned as being 12,000 (Bardock's power level was mentioned as approaching 10,000 in the official movie, and this was stated as close to King Vegeta, who could be assumed be to 11,000 at most), so there could be some truth to her claim. The fact that she's Goku's mother, a Saiyan who was born with insane battle potential, doesn't hurt this claim either.

  • Butt Monkey: Whenever U3 Kakarot appears, he is going to die. U13 Vegeta absolutely destroyed him.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: Kakarot in U3 had the normal upbringing of a Saiyan, and his mother Hanasia made sure she trained him from birth. Before the boy could even walk, his mother instilled her badassery into him. What makes beating up her child hilarious? The fact that it all happened offscreen and every time we saw mother and son together, she was dangling the boy by his tail while he was passed out.
  • Instant Expert: As a Ghost Warrior, Raichi can upload whatever skills he wishes into Kakarot and he will learn them within milliseconds.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: As Bardock had overthrown King Vegeta in order to save the Saiyans from Freeza's destruction, both Raditz and Kakarot are technically Saiyan Princes.
  • The Unfavorite: It would appear this way; while Bardock never liked either of his children, Hanasia appeared to favor Raditz over Kakarot when they were fighting Hirudegarn, as she called him a "useless fool", but gave Raditz cautionary advice with a motherly smile.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Whenever Goku appears in a different universe, we're given some new perspective on him; in U3, he appears as a baby but it's barely anything we haven't seen from canon. When he appears later as a Ghost Warrior, alongside his mother and Raditz, he's the first to die, we don't even see his personality. Raditz fights longer than he does.
  • Warrior Prince: As Bardock became King, Kakarot would have attained this position.
  • The Worf Effect: As awesome and Godlike as Goku from U18 is, Kakarot from U3 was dispatched easily by Hirudegarn with a stab of it's tail to his stomach.

  • Adaptational Badass: Unlike the Raditz from U18 or any of the other universes, as a Ghost Warrior, Raditz actually appears to be a capable fighter, and is the last one left against Hirudegarn when it rampaged in Raichi's lab.
  • Affably Evil: Much like both his parents, U3 Raditz appears to be far more relaxed than U18 Raditz. Freeza not destroying his race, and thus growing up with both his parents probably had something to do with this.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: As a child, Raditz was quite often teased because of his low battle potential, despite being the son of an Elite warrior.
  • Indirect Kiss: When Raditz plays the ocarina to tame Hirudegarn, he makes note of this since his mother had been playing it just a few minutes prior.
    Raditz: Urk! It's as if I indirectly kissed my mom!
  • Instant Expert: As a Ghost Warrior, Raichi can upload whatever skills he wishes into Raditz and he will learn them within milliseconds.
  • In-Series Nickname: According to Bardock, "Weakling Raditz". This nickname does nothing to match his Badassery against Hirudegarn.
  • Man Child: Raditz gives off this vibe; unlike any other Raditz from the other universes, U3 Raditz is shown to be much more carefree and easygoing. He even mocks the rest of the Saiyan Ghost Warriors after they were swiftly killed by Hirudegarn, teasing and laughing at them despite the seriousness of the situation, as well as childishly expressing his disgust of the thought of an "indirect kiss" with his mother.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: As Bardock had overthrown King Vegeta in order to save the Saiyans from Freeza's destruction, both Raditz and Kakarot are technically Saiyan Princes.
  • Warrior Prince
  • When He Smiles: Oh boy, when Raditz puts on a kind, non-malicious smile, he actually looks like a normal person.

Dr. Raichi

  • Achilles' Heel: He seems to need to touch Hatchiyack do anything. When Vegeta knocks him off it, he puts his hand on it to summon a ghost warrior.
  • Adaptational Heroism: While still sharing the basic motivations as his anime counterpart, he's portrayed as much more sympathetic and reasonable compared to the one-note Mad Scientist of the original.
  • Anti-Villain: A type III at that. Dr. Raichi, while not "evil", will be quick to tell you that he isn't inherently "good", either; he's simply a man who has been embittered due to the fact that he is the last of his people, the Tuffles, who were all killed by the Saiyans. The fact that he committed genocide on the Saiyans is even seen as a good thing throughout the universe as they were oppressing people everywhere they went. Dr. Raichi has even befriended Tapion, and saved him from the constant torment of Hirudegarn and asked for nothing in return.
  • Barrier Warrior: So far, when it comes right down to fighting, Raichi doesn't seem to use much. He is, however, capable of using glass-like barriers capable of holding back Hirudegarn. This man is not to be trifled with.
  • Badass Army: Dr. Raichi has one in the form of an army of Ghost Warriors, in particular, souls of dead Saiyans.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Dr. Raichi genuinely mourns the death of his own race, the Tuffles, and also seems to consider Tapion a comrade, if not a friend.
  • Fantastic Racism: Raichi absolutely hates Saiyans and as far as he's concerned, there's no such thing as a good one. To him (and many others in his universe) Saiyans are nothing more than cruel, genocidal barbarians who destroy civilizations just for fun. Even when the contestants of U18 try to plead their case that Saiyans like Goku and his children are decent people, Raichi remains unmoved and simply mentions that he can sense what Vegeta used to be like, to which no one is able to muster up a credible rebuttal.
    Gohan: He...He made amends.
    Raichi: I'm sure the billions of families he killed are very comforted.
  • Last of His Kind: Dr. Raichi is the last living Tuffle.
  • Necromancer: Unlike in Dragon Ball Z: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, where Raichi is revived as a Ghost Warrior by his creation, Hatchiyack. In Multiverse, Raichi is very much alive, but he has full control over Hatchiyack, which is in its original form as the sphere he's riding on. He also saw the death of Freeza's family, found a way to summon Freeza's ghost, and enabled Freeza's ghost warrior to achieve a new form similar to Cooler's.
  • Not So Different: Bardock and Dr. Raichi can be seen as this. The last living members of the two races that lived on Planet Plant, and both out seeking revenge in some form (Dr. Raichi on the entire Saiyan race, Bardock on Dr. Raichi for what he's done).
  • Omnicidal Maniac: If he wins he plans on using his wish to make every saiyan in every universe die.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: There doesn't seem to be anything Raichi can't accomplish if he puts his mind to it.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Invoked by Raichi when he turns Hanasia on the Saiyans, destroying them in revenge for what they did to the Tuffles.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: While his main motive is revenge, Dr Raichi is also partly driven to wipe out all Saiyans in the multiverse because he feels it'd be better without them. Considering past examples of their brutality, many would say that he's got the right idea.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Well, more like unimaginable rage. Prince Vegeta tells Raichi that he did well in wiping out the Saiyans in his universe, since if he could kill them, then they were weaker than the Tuffles and didn't deserve to live. Raichi is disgusted by Vegeta's callous disregard for his own race.

"Sorry, I'm only here for the wish."
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the movie, Tapion has white skin. Dragon Ball Multiverse seems to give him a much more normal skin-tone.
  • Demonic Possession: Due to the apocalypse Hirudegarn caused to his people, he forcefully sealed half of his body in his own. This was Subverted Later when Dr. Raichi unsealed the box
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Possibly. Cell certainly cut Hirudegarn in half, at least.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Possibly. Tapion calls Dr. Raichi a "good person" (and Raichi is quick to refute this), and while Tapion may not be right, he's not exactly wrong, due to just how broken Raichi is. See Anti-Villain in Raichi's section.
  • Last of His Kind: Subverted. Due to Dr. Raichi's genocide of the Saiyan race, including Broly, who happened to be responsible for destroying his planet many years after his departure from it.
  • Living with the Villain: Whether or not Dr. Raichi is a straight up villain is up to the reader as of the moment, but Tapion considers him a friend, and it seems the feeling is mutual and Tapion lived on his planet for some time. He still pays visits.
  • Musical Assassin: Definitely. Due to his ability to wield the magic ocarina, whether he was a musician prior or not, he qualifies.
  • Sealed Good in a Can: Make that a Magic Box.
  • Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: In this case, Tapion is the can.
  • Squishy Wizard: In battle, Tapion may be pretty handy with sword in hand, but his abilities are mostly magical, Hirudegarn fights for him most of the time, and, against a formidable veteran opponent such as U9 Krillin, he even says, "I don't have the experience for such a battle."
  • Symbiotic Possession: Due to Raichi's assistance, Tapion was allowed to contain Hirudegarn and eventually form a mutual pact with it. It helped fight on his behalf and even shared a portion of power to shield him from U9 Krillin during the Tournament. Thanks to Zen Buu he can form Hirudigarn around himself, protecting him from harm.

King Piccolo

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Is the first shown to have succumbed to Babidi's Majin Spell.
  • The Corruption: Inverted, Gast claims that his merging with Kami corrupted him with goodness.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Defeats Beelzebub with little effort.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Pulls this on Beelzebub during their match.
  • Fusion Dance: Re-combined with Kami, which was willing for both parties.
  • Medium Awareness: This little quip when he and Gast are called to the arena.
    King Piccolo: It's about damn time. It was supposed to be my chapter after all!

    Universe 4: Zen Buu 
Came to be as a result of Super Majin Buu defeating and absorbing the Z Fighters without reverting back to Kid Buu. With no one to oppose him, Buu would go on to absorb many other beings in his universe, becoming a master of every skill that exists. Called Zen Buu by the fans (a pun on the Japanese word zenbu, meaning "all" or "entirely").

Zen Buu:
"I'd prefer we do a real fight. You can't even imagine the powers I've got now!"
  • Affably Evil: Best summed up as having Fat Buu's playfulness and Super Buu's power and intelligence. Even more when he finally absorbed Goku and all the Z-Warriors in his universe. They love Earth way too much and this changes his personality. He asks Dende to use the Dragon Balls to fix what he did.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After his Villainous Breakdown, he gets captured and it looks like he's going to be kicked out of the tournament. However, he begs the Kaioshins to give him another chance, saying that the souls of everyone he's absorbed are taking their toll on his sanity. The Supreme Kaioshin agrees, on the condition he stays captured while he isn't fighting.
  • Anti-Villain: While he's certainly not a good guy, he's no longer a lunatic bent on mass destruction. In fact, he seems to genuinely care for his own universe and those who dwell in it. He might even be considered a Nominal Hero since he's basically the only real protector his universe has.
  • The Assimilator: Zen Buu has been absorbing anyone with a talent or ability he deems worthy of collecting for the past twenty years, likely amassing considerable skills and abilities. He has even gone so far as to absorb great artists and musicians. As a result, this Buu is one of the most powerful fighters in the tournament. Vegito goes so far as to state that he'd be his biggest challenge out of everyone.
  • Assimilation Backfire: After absorbing Goku, he loses his desire to destroy the Earth because Goku (along with everyone else he absorbed) likes the Earth so much.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: While Zen Buu doesn't destroy Earth like he originally planned to he does ultimately absorb Goku, Vegeta, Trunks, Gohan, Goten, Piccolo, and Bulma once she's brought back with the dragon balls.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Yes, the Earth has been restored and Buu no longer wants to destroy or kill, but Vegeta, Goku, Bulma, Trunks, Goten, Gohan and Piccolo have been absorbed by him and he has no intention of releasing them.
  • Blood Knight: He loves a good fight and that's really the only reason he's in the tournament.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Buu's morality is pretty hard to grasp; he's definitely kinder and will happily do things like heal somebody or give them some new abilities and ask for nothing in return, but he also has no problem absorbing someone if he thinks they've got a neat trait.
  • Brutal Honesty: "I absorbed your friends and you'll never see them again. Don't like it, tough shit."
  • Cavalier Competitor: Seems to enjoy fights and regularly does things to makes the fights more interesting Such as sabotaging the Vargas dimensional shifting technology several times, most notably in the Vegito vs Broly fight. And now it seems that he is boosting the abilities of his competitors, including Gotenks to have a better fight. This is presumably the main reason he went into a rage when XXI beat Vegetto-it was a ring-out rather than an actual match.
  • The Collector: Buu doesn't just absorb everyone he sees, they have to be unique in some way. Of course, if he decides that you are worth absorbing, then your compliance isn't going to be a factor.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Zen Buu has definitely not gotten lax here. He even had a plan to deal with Gast's imprisonment ability.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In his first fight, Buu beats Xeniloum with a single kick. Then he beats Tien by simply tanking everything he throws at him, resulting in a forfeit.
    • When he tries to imprison the entire stadium within himself, Gast shuts him down hard, or so it seems at first. Buu apparently took precautions against such things.
    • His fight with Gotenks was basically just an opportunity for him to test out the Heliorian Ultra Armor he snagged. Once he got bored, the fight was as good as over.
  • Detachment Combat: Buu uses this to devastating effect against Vegetto and his kids. Bra and Vegetto both have a technique that can destroy him down to the barest molecule, so he just creates thousands upon thousands of little Buu heads, who then split off into thousands more. They might as well be trying to kill a virus.
  • Evil Genius: If Buu didn't count as one before (see his entry on the canon page for details), he certainly became one after absorbing Bulma.
  • From a Single Cell: Just like his other incarnations, unless you've got a move that can destroy every atom of his physical form, he's just going to come back for more.
  • Genius Bruiser: Oh yeah. He's easily on par with Vegetto in Super Saiyan 2 in terms of raw power and he's got an insane amount of knowledge, ranging from technological to strategic.
  • Healing Hands: Or rather healing tentacle. He is easily able to reattach Uub's arm after it got severed twice by the tech warriors.
  • The Heavy: While who the Big Bad is is still up in the air, Zen Buu is the antagonist running around causing most of the trouble so far.
  • I Need You Stronger: In order to make the tournament more interesting for him, a Buu head sneaks off while the rest of him fakes being captured in order to grant extensive knowledge to several fighters he deems worthy enough while they sleep. At least until he takes a wrong turn into XXI's room and is vaporised by him.
  • Just Toying with Them: Buu has yet to take an opponent seriously; even when he fought Vegetto and his kids when they tried to keep him from absorbing Broly (which they do), it turns out he was just testing to see how they fared.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He had everyone dancing to his tune throughout the first part of the tournament.
  • Master of All: If Buu encountered someone that had a special talent or ability he liked, he assimilated them and took it for himself. So far, he's kept whatever cards he has tucked neatly up his metaphorical sleeves, so we can only guess.
  • Morality Pet: Uub seems to be this to him, given he often interacts with him as if being on friendly terms, and doesn't really demand anything in exchange for fixing his arm both times he loses it.
  • Near Villain Victory: While Buu managed to defeat the Z Fighters, his decision to absorb rather than kill them resulted in a drastic shift in his personality. Now, he no longer wants to destroy everything like he did before. So technically, the Z Fighters won in the end, though at great cost.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Downplayed. Despite his utterly psychopathic behaviour before Goku and his companions got absorbed, the affect it has on him mellows him out greatly.
  • Superpower Lottery: Zen Buu won perhaps the biggest superpower jackpot in all universes. Observe:
    • The most powerful Healing Factor out of anyone in the tournament. Zen Buu is capable of regenerating from injuries that would one-shot anyone else. Getting sliced into pieces? Not even an inconvenience. Being blown up by ki blasts? He'll be back in a few seconds. Punched with enough force to shatter continents? Totally wasted effort.
    • Complete control over his own body (he can stretch to extreme lengths, liquefy himself, all that jazz).
    • Super Strength and Super Speed that can only be matched by the likes of Vegetto and a few others. (Emphasis on the match part; so far, no one's actually shown surpassing him in either field.)
    • Magic powers that surpass the Dragon Balls in terms of potency. To put that into perspective, the Dragon Balls could do things like revive the dead (in some cases, whole populations), grant immortality, transport people across the universe and create planets; Buu's magic is stronger than that! The guy is basically a borderline reality warper.
    • Can absorb anyone or anything and take the powers they hold for himself, so there's no telling just what else he's got hidden away.
  • Sweet Tooth: His appetite for candy and other sugary foods is still very much present.
  • The Trickster: Zen Buu is more interested in messing around with people than killing them these days.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Canon Super Buu was a complete psychopath and Sadist, who only seemed to become crueler with each absorption. With Goku absorbed, he's still pretty amoral but he's an affable fellow who tries to make fights fun and interesting, and likes to entertain others.
  • Troll: His fight with Gotenks could be best described as one big trolling session.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Vegito was eliminated by XXI, he was not happy...
  • Worthy Opponent: Sees Vegito as this, as he got angry when he was eliminated.
  • Wild Card: Zen Buu does things according to his mood; sometimes he'll do something good, other times not so much. In essence, he does what he wants and doesn't really care if it's good or evil.

    Universe 5: XXI 
Not much is known about U5, other than a mysterious fighter called XXI. First seen as an elderly wizard, it's heavily implied that that is not his true form, and he may be at least two separate beings.


  • Big Bad: Word of God has hinted that he is this.
  • Combat Pragmatist: XXI wants to win, and will use cheap moves if need be. He immediately teleports Vegetto in order to disqualify him, and uses a remote to de-activate #18.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Not a textbook example, but he did defeat Vegitonote  using his powers to trap him in another dimension. By the time Vegito breaks free from said dimension, another fight is taking place, which simply means Vegito got disqualified by a technical ringout. Wow.
    • Almost two hours happened while Vegito was trapped in the other dimension while it was barely twenty seconds for him.
    • When Zen Buu's free portion attempts to spy on his apartment, upon realizing that Buu is there, XXI proceeds to obliterate him easily.
    • When faced by Android 18, he immediately turns her off with a remote, ending the battle immediately.
  • Eldritch Location: His apartment certainly seems to fit the theme. Conveniently, it hides his true form.
  • The Faceless: Their true form. All we've seen so far is a clawed, armoured hand and arm.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: He has a wish in mind, but unlike the other villainous characters it isn't even hinted at what that wish is.
  • Squishy Wizard: He (or rather his disguised form) is implied to be very weak, but his spells and other skills are enough to eliminate Vegetto. It's implied without them he'd have lost to #18.
  • Story-Breaker Power:
    • XXI can teleport anyone, even Vegetto, into another dimension where time flows differently. So far, the only way this can be countered is if to hit him fast enough before he summons this spell, or if the move is banned from the tournament. Even then, Vegetto was only able to escape by being that damn powerful.
    • Zen Buu's brief look into his room (which is now another dimension) implies that he has a set of dragonballs at the ready, and that he's been using the wishes to give himself the ability to dominate opponents. Certainly would explain where he got #18's deactivation control.
  • Time Abyss: Implied; the Old Kai of U9(who was sealed 75 million years ago) is familiar with XXI, so he was probably alive back then.
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside: Transported Vegetto into one to disqualify him. It took Vegetto seconds to break out, yet hours from the perspective of the tournament.

    Universe 6: Bojack's Gang 
Came to be as a result of Bojack killing Gohan, with the rest of the Z Fighters following shortly afterwards. The fighters in this universe consist of Bojack note , Zangya note  and Bujin note . Also in this universe is a group of four female fighters whose backstory has not been revealed. Two of them, Kat note  and Syd note , are in the tournament, while the other two, Jet and Mai, are spectators.


  • Back from the Dead: Is revived along with everyone else that had died so far after the battle between U13 Vegeta and U3 Raichi.
  • Bad Boss: Forces Zangya to fight U16 Bra even though she doesn't want to.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gets smacked around by Cell like a kickball during their match. Just as he's about to quit, Cell breaks his back, killing him.
  • Jerkass: Easily the most rude and stand-offish villains, treating ally and enemy with equal contempt. His first concern with his companion's death is how to get rid of the bodies. Later on, he casually mocks the deceased members of his gang, laughing that they weren't very resilient.
  • Shoot the Dog: Murders U16 Pan in cold blood.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Poor Pan...


  • Back from the Dead: Is revived along with everyone else that had died so far after the battle between U13 Vegeta and U3 Raichi.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Defeated in one blow by Bra, a punch so powerful it kills her without even making contact.
  • Kick the Dog: Mocks Bra over Pan's death.


  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gets knocked out by Majin Buu of Universe 11 in just three hits. And he only lasted that long because Buu was just playing around.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Is disgusted with Bojack for speaking ill of their dead comrades. Doesn't look very happy when Bojack is revived.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: In the backstory of his universe, Bujin was apparently an orphan who got drafted into a military experiment to combat the Frost Demons. Now it's implied that he's stuck with Bojack as his boss, who won't be winning any popularity contests. It's tough not to feel just a little bad for the guy.


  • Action Girl: Subverted, Kat is pathetically weak compared to other contenders.
  • Hoist By Her Own Petard: Her "Pheromone Attack" backfires when Kakarotto falls in love with her and wants her to bear his child. When she resists he hits her like an abusive mate would.
  • Oh Crap!: Subverted. While many contenders are quietly panicking at how powerful Vegito is, Kat was already so outclassed by everyone that she simply doesn't care.


  • Action Girl: Subverted, Syd is pathetically weak compared to other contenders. Syd in particular can't even stand under the increased gravity of the ring.
  • Back from the Dead: Is revived along with everyone else that had died so far after the battle between U13 Vegeta and U3 Raichi.
  • Gender Bender/Power Parasite: Syd's power is to change her and her enemy's gender and share their powers equally between the two of them. That said, she's still not much of a fighter and despite now being equal in strength Vegeta easily beats her into the ground.
  • Oh Crap!: Subverted. While many contenders are quietly panicking at how powerful Vegito is, Syd was already so outclassed by everyone that she simply doesn't care.

    Universe 7: Super Namek 
In U7, when Freeza attacked Namek, all the Namekians fused into a single Super Namek named Gast Carcolh and killed Freeza. He then would go on to defeat its universe's Cell and Majin Buu. Gast is the sole representative of U7 in the Multiverse Tournament, entering so he can use the Dragon Balls to revive his race.
  • Bittersweet Ending: While he stopped Freeza and ended his family's tyranny, the Dragon Balls are inactive and the Namekians are virtually extinct.
  • Fusion Dance: Up to Eleven-he is every surviving Namekian fused into a single entity
  • Gentle Giant: Gast has traces of this. Being a fusion of the entire Namekian race meant he possessed the passiveness and intelligence of the elders, along with the fighting prowess and keen thinking of the fighters, as seen when Gast traps U4 Buu in a ball without breaking a sweat, saving the tournament.
  • Healing Hands: Has this power, likely from fusing with Dende or another healer Namekian.
  • Last of His Kind: The last Namekian in his universe.
  • Physical God: Alongside Vegito, Zen Buu, and Broly, he's one of the most powerful beings in the tournament, easily matching the real Gods.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: Gast successfully fought off the Freeza clan and became the strongest being in U7, but as a result he's the Last of His Kind.

    Universe 8: Cold Empire 
U8 is the universe where Freeza's family and their armies became the supreme rulers of the universe after triumphing on Namek. The point of divergence is when Krilin beheads Vegeta after the latter's fight with Goku on Earth, meaning he is not on Namek to help them. By the time of the Multiverse Tournament, the denizens of U8 have aged, but thanks to their technology their youth is maintained. The fighters in this universe include King Cold, Frieza note , Cooler note , and their followers, which include the Ginyu Force note  and Salza note .

In General

  • Butt Monkey:
  • For Want of a Nail: The entire scenario for the Frost Demons' victory all stems from Krillen killing Vegeta back on Earth.
  • Last of Their Kind: The Cold family are the last of the Frost Demons. Universe 8 is the only one of the 20 universes where they remain.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Their goal isn't to win the tournament -They just want the Dragon Balls. They're willing to do anything to get them, of course. However, we don't know why.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: Freeza's victory over the Z-Fighters on Namek in this universe is ultimately this, as he never gets his wish due to throwing a hissy-fit and blowing up the planet when the heroes summon the dragon (not that he ever could, due to the language barrier). However, it's also implied that this continues on in the aftermath, as an unspecified Saiyan destroys the capital of Freeza's empire (at this point, the only possible canditate is Goku, who likely went on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge upon learning of the deaths of his son and best friends on Namek), putting a huge cost on whatever triumph the Frost Demons managed to gain over him. This also happens in the actual tournament, during his fight with Nappa.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Freeza's group hasn't trained, resulting in them (sans Cold) being the Butt Monkey of the tournament.

King Cold

  • Adaptational Badass: Oh yes. In the main canon, Cold was only as strong/slightly weaker than Freeza, and killed by Future Trunks effortlessly. In Universe 8, King Cold in his true form is on Android-tier at least, and at 100% dominates Super Saiyan Bardock. More recently, he's shown not only to have unlocked a fifth form like Cooler, he's got another one beyond that and looks like something H.P. Lovecraft would think up! How he got these forms is unknown for now.
  • Ascended Extra: In the canon timeline, King Cold was quickly killed by Future Trunks. Here, he's shown to be far stronger, easily on the level of Androids 17 and 18, and possibly even equal to 16. Piccolo even mentions that if he had been like this when he had arrived on Earth, no one would have been able to beat him. And that wasn't even his full power. Piccolo states that he is on the "Perfect Cell" tier once in his 6th form.
  • Bishonen Line: King Cold is revealed to have a similar progression of forms to his son, with his canonical appearance being equivalent to the second. His true form is very similar to Freeza's, but taller and with blue highlights instead of purple.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Videl couldn't keep up with Cold even when he was only using his first restricted form. Once he went back to his true form, she quickly gave up. His fight with Bardock was a little more even, but once he went 100%, Cold mopped the floor with him.
  • The Emperor: Hell to the yes! He rules his empire absolutely and even his sons don't dare disobey him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Just as(if not more) ruthless as his sons, but keeps a noble, regal demeanor.
  • Large and in Charge: Cold is one of the tallest competitors in the tournament and is rivaled only by Gast. His sons look downright puny next to him, especially Freeza. In addition, unlike in the canon universe, there is no doubt that he is the undisputed ruler of his universe. His 6th form is gigantic.
  • Loophole Abuse: The rules of the tournament state that the fight can only begin once both fighters touch the ring. Cold uses this to his advantage against U16 Bra by floating just above the ring, allowing him the opportunity to transform into his fifth and then sixth form.
  • Multiarmed And Dangerous: His 6th form has four arms.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: King Cold having two augmentation forms with no foreshadowing before transforming against Bra. On top of that, this conflict with a prior comic that stated that Cooler was the only Frost Demon with an augmented form.
  • One-Winged Angel: Like Frieza and Cooler, he can transform up to a 4th form. Like Cooler, he can transform up to a 5th form. Unlike either of them, he can turn into a 6th form!
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Averted-Goku and Piccolo surmise that he's been training after witnessing his 6th form.


  • Bad Boss: It wouldn't be Freeza if he wasn't brutalizing his subordinates.
  • Mental World: Thanks to Zen Buu, Freeza was granted the ability to create a world within his mind to serve as the battleground for his fight with Goku. Needless to say, it heavily favors him, being incredibly cold, low on air and causes those inside to age rapidly. He still loses, but at least it was a more challenging fight than many were expecting.


  • Cain and Abel: His reaction to Nappa mocking Frieza? He hides a smug, cruel smirk.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Practically an alcoholic after Trunks owns him.
  • Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: Cooler claims that his favorite music is Classical Figrindan Symphony, which is completely different from the Punk Figrindan Symphony being played by the Cantina band. Goku and King Cold can't tell the difference.
  • Oh Crap!: Has a mild version when he sees Cold release his true form. Not to mention his further forms.
  • The Starscream: The main reason why he trains: He plans on killing Cold and taking his place.

    Universe 9: Earthlings 
Consisting of entirely humans, U9 is the result of the Earth surviving and defeating major threats and forces shown in the series without Saiyans or Namekians to help them. As a result, U9's inhabitants would train and use other factors, like Dr. Gero's tech, to develop into old age ahead of their main counterparts. The fighters in this universe include Krillin (who has taken Master Roshi's place as the Turtle Hermit)note , Tien note , Yamcha note  and Videl note . Spectators include Bulma and "a different" Trunks. note 

  • Badass Grandpa: Krillin. Tien is likewise older and stronger than he was in the original series.
  • Composite Character:
    • Yamcha was made into "Android 17" at one point.
    • Krillin is Master Roshi's successor.
    • Videl drew the Z Sword like Gohan did, and learnt the Kaioken.
  • The Chosen One: Videl was able to draw the Z Sword for this reason.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Yamcha is trying to get U14 Android 18 to have one, as he can relate to being an android. It's the reason he forefits despite being strong than #18.
  • Fantastic Racism: The U9 humans have not had positive experiences with aliens, resulting in this. U9 Krillin even coldly dismissed U18 Goku, who was trying to compliment him.
  • Mythology Gag: In his fight with Sun Wukong, Tien is likened to the Buddha, who was the original inspiration of the character.
  • Know When To Fold Them: Tien throws in the towel when it's clear he simply can't inflict any damage Zen Buu can't regenerate from easily.

    Universe 10: Namekians and Primitive Saiyans 
U10 consists of two groups: Primitive Saiyans and Namekians, some of which are fighters in the Multiverse Tournament. Freeza was killed by the Kais in this universe (so it stems from U1), thus the Saiyans never gained the technology that their other counterparts had. The Saiyan combatants from this universe are alternate versions of Vegetanote  (now king after his father abdicated in old age), Bardocknote , and a new character named Mahissunote ; the Namekians include Nailnote  and Dende's brother Cargonote . Three more fighters entered—Romanesconote , Caracorunote , and Lumacanote —but it is unknown which were Saiyans and which were Namekians (who can guess if you find the puns in the names). Many Saiyans and Namekians are spectators, including Vegeta's now-elderly father. note 

    Universe 11: Babidi 
In U11, Babidi managed to keep Majin Buu under control and would go on to defeat the Z Fighters. The fighters in this universe include Fat Majin Buu note  and Dabura note , with Babidi as a spectator.

Majin Buu

  • Affably Evil: As usual, Fat Buu is well-natured and nice despite being a villain.
  • Graceful Loser: Majin Buu shrugs off being defeated by Uub and says the fight was fun anyway.
  • Healing Hands: Majin Buu can heal people as in canon. Babidi tries to use this to get Uub to owe him.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After Zen Buu teaches him a few tricks about how to use his powers.



  • Dumbass No More: Babidi himself seems to be vastly more competent than his canon counterpart. Not only has he managed to maintain control (albeit not complete) of Majin Buu. He actually plans out his revenge when Buu loses to Uub. Deciding to use the Majin Spell on some of the contestants, as well as the crowd and even some of the Vargas. He purposefully avoids trying to use it on any of the different Vegetas, since he knows that Vegeta will defy him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's as much of a slimy, manipulative worm as his U18 self, however is relatively calm and good at sweet-talking others.
  • Sore Loser: Babidi has something of a meltdown when Buu loses to Uub.

    Universe 12: Trunks' Timeline 
U12 is the only universe so far that is actually intertwined with the canon series; it is the universe where Future Trunks traveled from. The fighters in this universe includes Future Trunks note  and a rebuilt Android 16 note , who enter so they can use the Dragon Balls to make #16 human note .

    Universe 13: Saiyan Survivors 
In U13, Goku would not meet that fateful accident that changed his personality, thus allowing him to stay as Kakarot and fulfilling his Saiyan mission of destroying the Earth. The Saiyans in this universe would go on to defeat Frieza. The fighters in this universe include Prince Vegeta note , Kakarot note  Nappa note  and Raditz note .

  • Irony: Here, Vegeta is stronger than Kakarot, enough so that Kakarot surpassing him is considered incredibly unlikely.

Prince Vegeta

  • Action Girl: As a woman, Vegeta is no slouch in the Badass department, easily overcoming whatever mental trauma a sudden shift in gender would cause, in addition to the fact that he'd have to get used to being a 'she'; all of this takes about five seconds for Vegeta to process before she resumed kicking ass.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's Vegeta without the Character Development, and also with a power increase. Both of these have contributed into transforming him into an utter madman.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: We found out fairly quickly that the Princess of all Saiyans is pretty darn cute. Vegeta, as a girl, looked an awful lot like a black haired Android 18.
  • Blood Knight: And how. The prospect of Dr. Raichi pitting him against nearly every Saiyan he ever knew in ghost form (including his own father and cousin) shocks him... For about two seconds. Before he gleefully starts slaughtering them. And he seems to be happy about slaughtering his own race, if mainly to prove his own superiority. Or some form of grudge. Either way, even Raichi is surprised by the extent of Vegeta's bloodlust. And his U13 comrades are jealous that he's getting all the fun.
    Vegeta experiences a flashback to his childhood upon seeing various deceased people he knew...
    Dr. Raichi: Nostalgia is a powerful feeling, one that can-
    Vegeta suddenly blasts off his cousin's head, much to Raichi's shock, and proceeds to attack them gleefully.
    Prince Vegeta: Hahaha! (Kicks his father in the gut) Hello again, old man! (Breaks Gerkin's spine) Hey, it's Gerkin!
  • Calling Your Attacks: While he does this on grounds of being Vegeta, a darkly humorous variant comes into play when a target tries to cut him in half with "God's Blade", only for Vegeta to cut him in half instead:
    U13 Vegeta: Vegeta's Blade...
  • Clipped Wing Angel: Vegeta, despite obtaining Super Saiyan 3, was quickly worn out by the power and killed by U3 Vegeta.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Raichi tries to compete with Vegeta regarding the massacres of their respective races, saying his hatred for Saiyans is greater than Vegeta's hatred of Tuffles. Presumably, anyway, because he can't even finish his sentence before Vegeta cuts him off saying he doesn't care and if the Saiyans were weak enough to be defeated they deserved to die.
  • Made of Iron: He wouldn't be Vegeta if he wasn't. U13 Vegeta withstands a technique meant to cut damn near anything in half (before reciprocating in kind), and takes a beating from a Cell Jr. and continues to stand. It takes an attack from U3 Vegeta under Raichi's control to kill him. Yes, it took Vegeta to kill Vegeta.
  • No Sympathy: To the point of not caring that Raichi massacred the U3 Saiyans at all, even praising him for it.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He's even more ruthless than his U18 counterpart was, praising Dr Raichi for massacring the Saiyans of that universe. Namek era-Vegeta at least seemed miffed that his people were wiped out.



  • Adaptational Heroism: U18 Raditz cared nothing about his brother asides from his usefulness as a Saiyan. Here, Raditz loves his brother from the start, despite being screwed up and a trouble for the Saiyans.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: To his fellow Saiyans. He's a ruthless conqueror, but he's not sadistic and cruel about it nor as power-greedy. He uses this to get a deal out of Old Kai
  • Blood Knight
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Raditz does a spectacular job of this in Chapter 19.
    Raditz: You're the same in my universe, a failed father! Proud to be born into the lower class and having reached the Elite, yet you had only disgust for your two sons! I was weak because of you, scum!
  • The Caretaker: He took care of Kakarotto during his rehabilitation. Slips into Cloudcuckoolander's Minder, since Kakarotto was completely batshit insane, even more so than he is in the present.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being a Saiyan Warrior, he really does care about his little brother, Kakarotto. So much so that when he goes to bargain with U9 Elder Kai, he offers to kill his Universe's Nappa and Vegeta, but refuses to kill his brother. Lampshaded by U9 Tien.
    Tien: So there's actually a heart in this Saiyan's chest.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: Tries to convince Old Kai he is this to his Saiyan comrades, in order to get a power-up to kill Vegeta and Nappa.
  • Took a Level in Badass: One of the weakest Saiyans has becomed way stronger than the Ginyu Force, and his Oozaru Form is at least on par with Frieza's second form. But it's clearly not enough to handle his father.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Raditz is absolutely furious with his father for being... well, a terrible father. It appears all he wanted from his father was recognition.


    Universe 14: The Androids 
U14 came into being as a result of Future Trunks not being revived at the end of the Cell Saga (it's mentioned that this universe is paired with U17). With no Future Trunks, Androids 17 and 18 would go on to continue their rampage of killing all life on Earth. Thus, #17 note  and #18 are the only representatives of their universe in the tournament.

  • Took a Level in Badass: Inverted. Multiverse offers a theory as to why the androids in Future Trunk's timeline were weaker than the ones in the main timeline; they had worn down over years of use with no maintenance.
  • For Want of a Nail: The novelization explains that Trunks not coming to his home universe as he did in U12, pushed Bulma to the Despair Event Horizon, going to look for parts in the ruins of Gero's laboratory. The security system there called back #17 and #18, who stumbled upon Cell's fetal form, and killed it before it hatched, thus ensuring their survival.

    Universe 15: I'K'L 
Not much is known about U15, other than an unborn fighter named I'K'L note . I'K'L's mother is a spectator.

  • Bad Future: Implied to be the timeline that Cell came from. (The clue is given by the Future Majin chapter)
  • Mr. Seahorse: Maybe. The Vargas refer to I'K'L's mother as "he", but then again they have a hard time identifying humanoids in general.

    Universe 16: Vegito 
The other universe that is getting the most focus, U16 is identical to U18 except for one key difference: Vegito stayed fused and defeated Majin Buu. With Vegito there, the Son and Briefs families became one, and Vegito would have Bra with Bulma. Fighters in this universe include Vegito note , Bra, Pan note  and Goten & Trunks as Gotenks note . Gohan, Videl and Piccolo are spectators.

Vegito Briefs

  • Ax-Crazy: His behaviour sometimes slips into mental instability. One case being that when Gohan scolded him for not fighting with the rules of the tournament, he proceeded to voice the urge to crush his skull.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Bardock has a vision of Vegito killing Gohan, and considering that Vegito is...unstable, there is definitely something wrong with him.
  • All There in the Manual: A lot about Vegito is revealed in other sources, such as the novelization, which explains that, in the past, he was thinking of threatening Pan just to make Gohan fight him.
  • Attention Whore: Probably bordering on It's All About Me, Vegito loves to show off and have the spotlight directly on him, and when it's taken off him, he flips the fuck out.
    Vegito: People should listen to me when I speak!
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Subverted. Vegito can survive the vacuum of space, but as immeasurably powerful as he is, even he needs to breathe eventually.
  • Beyond the Impossible: When Vegito turns Super Saiyan 3, he generates so much power his density increases, causing him to be the new center of mass, and for everything to gravitate towards him.
    Trunks: Vegetto has generated so much power that his mass has increased! Scientifically, it's a bit far-fetched!
  • Big Eater: Even moreso than other Saiyans; Vegito's body, due to his high power-level, consumes enough energy that he needs to eat piles of Senzu Beans just to replenish the energy lost in one day. Remember that usually a single Senzu Bean fills a person to the point where it's as if they've eaten 10 days' worth of food.
  • Blood Knight: So much. It's been 10 years since Vegito was born and he never had a real fight since Buu. Fighting is like eating for him and it's been 10 years, no wonder he was getting crazy after being disqualified.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Played with. The Supreme Kais call Vegito's very existence "blasphemy".
  • Hypocrite: When Vegito loses to XXI by ring out, he complained about XXI's magic being a cheap trick to keep him out of the stadium. Thing is, Vegito beat Universe 20 Broly the exact same way by blasting him out of the ring for 30 seconds. Vegito knows he lost fair and square, otherwise he wouldn't have used that tactic on Broly. Now the rules are stupid because someone did the same thing to him.
  • Implacable Man: After having a 3-chapter battle with Broly ending with an attack that drains nearly 3/4 of whatever was left of his strength, Vegito uses Instant Transmission to pursue U4 Buu for a chapter-long battle... in space... while defending an incapacitated Broly.
  • Invincible Hero: Vegetto is easily the strongest person in his whole universe. No one can challenge him... and as the fusion of two fighters, he hates it. It's even stated in his universe's special that while he's still a good guy, he isn't as pure as he once was because of it.
  • Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: He's a borderline Ax-Crazy Psychopathic Manchild at his worst, and a reasonable and caring father figure on his best behaviour.
  • Meaningful Name: Due to Vegito's hunger predicament, the Kais selected an unknown, underdeveloped world in which to mass produce Senzu Bean plants (as Earth's soil wasn't rich enough to grow such a large amount). When Vegito arrived on the planet, he named it "Last Hope", because the planet was his last hope to avoid starving to death.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Piccolo is stunned to see him injured during his fight with Broly and even more so when he realizes Vegito has never been hurt since he was created.
  • Odd Friendship: Vegito and Android 18 are apparently close friends. According to Syl Lys who wrote the U16 novel, this was a trait gained from Vegeta, who, during a group reunion between the Cell and Buu Sagas, developed a relationship of mutual respect and understanding with the Android. Like Vegito, 18 feels both out of place, and quite frankly, bored. It is also 18 who convinces Vegito to accept the responsibilities he had inherited from Goku and Vegeta, particularly regarding their families.
  • Physical God: He's Nigh Invulnerable and possibly the strongest character in the tournament, more of a God than the literal Gods like the Kaioshins. He was even treated like a real God when he visited other planets, causing armies to bow down to him in fear.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Oh my Gamikai, Vegito hit this line and kept running long after he should have stopped. Multiverse gives us a look into the long term effects of what happens when you combine Goku's childish personality with Vegeta's aggression and pride, and make that person the strongest in the universe; he becomes a powerful, fighting-crazed lunatic who only wants to fight strong opponents and sees himself as the ultimate authority in any situation with a fuse that's even shorter than Vegeta's. To note, when Gohan stopped him from fighting outside the rules of the tournament and he was left to himself, he said Gohan made him mad enough that he wanted to break his skull, even though that Vegito knew perfectly well that Gohan was right. Word of God (on this site's very forum, no less) openly states that Vegito's personality is at least partly due to the Vegeta half lacking the character development that U18's Vegeta received at the end of the original series (development that Vegeta displays during and right after his match with Trunks). Vegito may have Goku's goodness and self-control, but he still has the evil and issues that Vegeta never properly got over.
  • Power Up Let Down: Even Vegito's unGodly power comes with a drawback; he cannot maintain Super Saiyan 3 for more than 15 seconds, due to the way it drains his energy, he's become so strong, it depletes just that fast.
    Vegito: Absolutely. I would not be able to hold it for more than ten seconds. My power is so great that the time is accelerated. When I was Goku, I could easily take ten or twenty minutes in Super Saiyan 3. Especially when I was dead, as my body didn't have to worry about the strain as much. Level 3 transformation is not like the other two. It’s like channeling all that power into the force of a single blow. The power of the Level Three I used on Broly might be a hundred times more powerful than that which Goku of the Universe 18 would have been capable of, but in comparison it would have been a much shorter blow.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Deconstructed; Vegetto knows he's OP, and is frustrated no-one's on his level. He's relieved when he fights Broly, someone finally on his level. Vegetto's only defeated by an equally broken tactic, and even then it's only by technicality.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: More of an arrogant prick than he was in U18, due to lacking some of Vegeta's Character Development.
  • Warrior Prince: As he's the fused form of Goku and Vegeta, technically, has inherited Vegeta's royal title, making him "Prince Vegito". It is unknown, however, if like Vegeta, he takes pride in or even preserves this.
  • World's Strongest Man: And Vegito is very much aware of it.
  • Would Hit a Girl / Would Hurt a Child: Manages to accomplish both at the same time; Vegito, in the past, due to his frustration at the lack of any challenge, once thought of threatening Pan, his own granddaughter, to make Gohan fight him.


  • The Glasses Come Off: When Bra gets enraged over Pan's death and attempts to kill Bojack, jeopardizing their placement in the tournament and Pan's resurrection.


  • Badass Adorable: Just like any incarnation of Pan, only U16 Pan can also become a Super Saiyan. Didn't help her against Bojack though.
  • Back from the Dead:
    • Raichi uses her hatred to create a spirit of Pan and Bojack alongside several other competitors to fight Vegeta. Disturbingly, she and Bojack seem to be very buddy-buddy.
    • She returns for good when the wish to revive everyone who died in the second round is activated.
  • Child Prodigy: Being the child of Gohan and personally trained by Vegito will do this for you. Unlike GT Pan (who the creators openly admit to despising, along with GT in general), and U18 Pan, U16 Pan is a very powerful competitor who can already become a Super Saiyan.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Bojack snapped her neck.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Even at the tender age of 9, she can kick more ass than most adults.
  • Uneven Hybrid: Pan is a quarter Saiyan through her grandfather Goku and three-quarters human.


  • Age Lift: In canon Dragon Ball she's younger than Pan, in Multiverse she's older by at least 2 years.
  • Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: Probably the best example in the comic. Bra's canonical power is completely unknown because she never once fights at all. U16 Bra is said to be even stronger than Goku. Not too surprising considering her father is Vegito.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Her defining trait. As the daughter of Vegito, she was born with massive potential, to the point where her father is the only person in her universe that can beat her. Because of this, and because of the fact that her father does little to curb her bad behavior, she is an extremely arrogant jerkass. Even when she offers her help, she does it in an incredibly condescending manner. Her response to the Heliorites desire to win the tournament in order to wish their home to be saved from a weapon that got out of control basically amounts to her saying "Hah, you guys are such morons! Tell you what, since you're so pathetic, I'll win the tournament for you losers and you can have my wish." Oh, and guess what? She doesn't even take her promise seriously! Right at the start of her fight with Cold, she accepts a handicap that she can't transform into a Super Saiyan in order to have a more interesting fight, dismissing Gohan's reminder that she's no longer doing this for fun. All without so much as a second thought. However, as it turns out, she did have a backup plan: she carries sensu beans in her glove, allowing her to recover should Cold prove to be too strong.
  • Badass Adorable: In one of the specials, a 6 year old Bra was already capable of turning Super Saiyan and rivaling the power of Gohan and Gotenks.
  • Blood Knight: Just like her father, she loves combat.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: She wasn't what you would call a sweet kid when she was younger. In fact, Vegetto outright called her a brat when he tried to train her in the Time Chamber; after a little over two days in there, he storms out saying that she doesn't listen and actively made things harder.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: A technique she reveals during her fight with Cold.
  • Extra Parent Conception: In a sense; her father is a fusion of two people.
  • Flash Step: Of both the "teleportation" and "burst of super speed" varieties.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Even though Bra promises her wish to those in need, she sounds like she's only doing it for her own ego rather then because it is a good thing to do. The fact that she doesn't take her promise seriously when she fights King Cold doesn't help her case. Earlier in the tournament, when she was paired off against Zangya, she was practically giddy at the thought of making her suffer in order to get back at Bojack for killing Pan.
  • Guile Hero: Despite her Blood Knight tendencies, it turns out that Bra is fully capable of outmaneuvering her opponents when the situation calls for it. Bulma is her mom, after all:
    • Against Eleim, when his technology made the gravity of the arena super-powerful, she quickly realized that all she had to do was not touch it. When he resorted to using carbonite, she quickly removed her glove rather than waiting to figure out what it was or give it a chance to spread. She then defeated Eleim by simply teleporting him dozens of lightyears away from the tournament, out of sight, rather than beating him down and risking him using more carbonite.
    • Against King Cold, where she had agreed to a handicap of not transforming, despite Cold revealing a sixth form with a power roughly equal to that of Perfect Cell, she is able to quickly engage Cold in a ki-tossing tennis match that wears Cold down, throwing in several ki blasts of her own to put additional pressure on Cold. He takes exception to that and pummels her to within an inch of her life, but Bra had several sensu beans hidden in her gloves, allowing her to recover
    • In comic 1220, Bra further revealed that she can create some kind of solid duplicate of herself, allowing for further misdirection of her foes, particularly when coupled with her Instant Transmission ability.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: To the point that killing Zangya in a single blow is considered a marker of restraint.
    • Lampshaded by Vegeto during Bra's special chapter. They go in the Room of Time & Space to Teach Her Anger so she can learn to control it. Vegeto returns with half of his clothes destroyed, about to give up on doing that. Gohan, Trunks and Bulma wonder what happened.
  • Hypocrite: So someone who uses technology or magic to fight is a dirty coward, but when you use things like ki blasts, interstellar teleportation, solid afterimages that trap your opponent after being hit and sensu beans in the middle of a fight, it's totally fair, huh?
  • Jerkass:
    • She behaves like a spoiled teenager with superpowers, which is essentially what she is.
    • She's even more of a Jerkass in the novelization. One such example is when Pan is fighting against Bojack and fails to do any real damage to him, she initially wants to forfeit, but doesn't because she's afraid that Bra will mock her for being a coward. As a result...well, let's just say it's a good thing the Dragon Balls are on standby.
  • Laser Blade: Another one of her techniques revealed during her fight against Cold, likely a variation on Vegetto's Spirit Sword technique.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In her universe, she's second only to Vegetto in terms of raw power.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: During the match against King Cold, Bra reveals that she can create a solid After Image that can be broken and spread goo over the opponent to hold them down. There has never been a solid After Image in the series, let alone one that can spread immobilizing blobs, and there was no hint that she could do such a technique. It literally came out of nowhere.
  • Smug Super: She is very powerful being the child of Vegetto, trained by him personally, and a Saiyan-hybrid, something she never hesitates to rub everyone's noses in.
  • Spoiled Brat: She can literally get away with murder and Vegetto, the only person she remotely listens to, does nothing to curve her bad behavior. When he does tell her what to do, she whines, complains, and threatens violence, such as when she was told not to harm Bojack after he kills Pan.
    • And when she was sparring with Gohan as a kid, she almost destroyed the Earth because she didn't like the idea that he was stronger than her. She doesn't even get a slap on the wrist and she couldn't have looked less sincere with her "apology" if she tried.
  • Trash Talk: Bra is particularly spiteful when it comes to this.
  • Teleport Spam: Moreso than any other character in Multiverse capable of it, Bra makes prolific use of her ability to teleport wherever she wants, whenever she wants.
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: Like you wouldn't believe; she has yet to regard her opponents with anything even resembling respect.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Extremely prone to falling into one of these at the smallest provocation, and while she can go Super Saiyan 2, she is forbidden from doing this considering that she can only barely control herself in that form.

    Universe 17: Cell 
Like various other universes in the story, U17 is the result of a villain winning. Gohan in this universe would lose against Cell, with the rest of the Z Fighters getting slaughtered afterwards. Cell would then go on to kill the rest of the humans and others in the universe to become the sole representative of U17, alongside a Cell Jr note .


  • Abusive Parents: Tells his Cell Jr. that he will make him stronger before he fights Gast. Only to kill it and create a stronger one.
  • Blood Knight: Just like any Saiyan. Cell notes that, while he is relieved Vegito got disqualified (because Lord knows he's the most powerful person around, there's no way anyone could win without the cheap trick Vegito was defeated by) he also says that he feels disappointed because his Saiyan nature craves a challenge.
  • Deal with the Devil: He offers to do anything U16 Gohan wants to Bojack (who killed U16 Pan) in exchange for a duel with Gohan far away from the arena. Gohan turns him down, though.
  • Facepalm: Does this after his new Cell Jr. does something stupid during his fight with Gast.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Shocking as it may seem, Cell seems to hold no grudges against Gohan for humiliating and nearly killing him. However, he wants a rematch with him, so his near defeat is clearly still fresh in his mind.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Multiple times. Most notably when he rips off his own head to survive after being hit by Dabura's Stone Spit.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: After the aforementioned killing of Pan by Bojack, it felt good to see the space pirate get the shit kicked out of him by Cell.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: Sucks up Hirudigarn after it turned into smoke. This was the result when it solidified again.
  • Make My Monster Grow: Uses Piccolo's ability to turn giant during his battle against Hirudigarn.
  • Pet the Dog: His Deal with the Devil is actually the closest we see Cell displaying a degree of empathy for another person besides himself.
  • Smug Smiler: It wouldn't be Cell if he didn't do this at least once. However, the grin he gives during his fight with Dabura has to win the award for maximum smugness.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Averted. Unlike the other villains, Cell has been training after his victory.

    Universe 18: The Main Timeline 
U18 is the standard universe that follows the manga and anime story. The fighters in this universe include Goku, Vegeta, Uub, Pan note  and Goten & Trunks as Gotenks. Gohan, Videl, Piccolo, and Bra are spectators.


  • Adaptational Badass: A lot more competent than canon Pan, being able to hold her own against powerful enemies.
  • Badass Adorable: Just like any incarnation of Pan.
  • Child Prodigy: Being the child of Gohan and personally trained by Goku will do this for you. Unlike GT Pan (who the creators openly admit to despising, along with GT in general), U18 Pan is a capable fighter, having trained under Goku. Unlike U16 Pan, however, she isn't able to transform into a Super Saiyan. Until her fight with U13 Kakarroto pushed her to that level, that is.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Or in this case "like grandfather like granddaughter". Pan is just like Goku in Dragon Ball, wearing his gi, using his power pole, and knows his Rock-Scissors-Paper technique.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Even at the tender age of 9, she can kick more ass than most adults.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Pan is pushed into transforming into a Super Saiyan by U13 Kakarroto.
  • Uneven Hybrid: Pan is a quarter Saiyan through her grandfather Goku and three-quarters human.

    Universe 19: Heliorians 
U19 consists of several fighters from the planet Helior, who fight using nanotechnology and advanced armor instead of ki like other fighters. Helior lived peacefully in other universes, but Frieza attacked the planet in this one, causing the Heliorians to fight back and defeat him. The fighters in this universe are Tidar note , Xeniloum note , and Eleim note . The spectators are Phipsil, Naurb, Magsuns, Loopwhirl and Nedwook.

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: God's Blade definitely qualifies, capable of slicing through the ring, and Eleim's version can even cut through the audience's shield.
  • Artificial Gravity: The Ultra Armor can increase the weight of what it's wear touches.
  • Badass Normal: In a tournament where all the other competitors are insanely powerful, these guys have the cajones to compete without any special powers whatsoever.
  • Combat Pragmatist: All of them, but especially Eleim qualify. Eleim, in his fight with Bra used every trick in his disposal, and even was willing to use carbonite to win, despite the possible risks.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Tidar uses a barrage of missiles aginst Uub, which not only home in on him but were filled with toxic chemicals.
  • Powered Armor: The Heliorians use them to compensate their lack of ki abilities, and they are INCREDIBLY effective.
  • Sphere of Destruction: Their Ultra Armor can make a small sphere which, when it detonates, can destroy anything weaker than a Super Saiyan 2.

    Universe 20: Broly 
U20 consists of one sole fighter: Broly. Though Broly's death was the same in many universes (his body collided with a nearby star), U20 Broly, by a stroke of luck, was flung out into space instead. He promptly returned to Earth and killed everyone, but he became frozen in an iceberg (as he was stuck, well, in space). note 


  • Adaptational Badass: This Broly is MUCH stronger than his movie counterpart. It takes a Super Saiyan 3 Vegito to even knock him out.
  • Berserk Button: Goku, as usual.
  • The Berserker: Broly is the same uncontrolled mass of rage and destruction he was in his films.
  • Blood Knight:
  • Cold Opening: The first chapter showed scenes of him and Vegito fighting.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Broly is so powerful that he is the first one to ever harm Vegito.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Here, as a Legendary Super Saiyan his power increases seemingly without end, with the only drawback being he'll eventually die young because of it. Even Vegito doesn't end up finishing him off, they have to transport him back to his own universe.