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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U1 is where the Supreme Kais are 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.
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 and Eight are spectators.
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, Dr. Raichi, Tapion, and Demon King Piccolo.
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 in this universe would go on to absorb every other living being in the universe, thus becoming the sole inhabitant and representative of U4 in the Multiverse Tournament. Called Zen Buu by the fans (a pun on the Japanese word zenbu, meaning "all" or "entirely").'Zen Buu:
Not much is known about U5, other than a mysterious, unseen fighter called XXI.'XXI:
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.
In U7, when Frieza attacked Namek, all the Namekians fused into a single Super Namek named Gast Carcolh and killed Frieza. 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.
U8 is the universe where Frieza's family and their armies became the supreme rulers of the universe after triumphing on Namek. 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, Cooler note , and their followers, which include the Ginyu Force note and Salza note .
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, Yamcha note and Videl note . Spectators include Bulma and "a different" Trunks. note
U10 consists of two groups: Primitive Saiyans and Namekians, some of which are fighters in the Multiverse Tournament. Frieza 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. Many Saiyans and Namekians are spectators, including Vegeta's now-elderly father. note
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 and Dabura note , with Babidi as a spectator.
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 .
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, Kakarot, Nappa note and Raditz note .
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 impaired 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.
Not much is known about U15, other than an unborn fighter named I'K'L note . I'K'L's mother is a spectator.
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 Vegeto 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
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 .Cell
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.
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. The spectators are Phipsil, Naurb, Magsuns, Loopwhirl and Nedwook.
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