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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 mock imitation of South Supreme Kai.
- Apologetic Attacker: West Supreme Kai apologizes with tears running down her face while killing the Legendary Saiyan.
- Big Good: For the DBM multiverse in general - also, they're the organizers of the tournament.
- 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.
- Knight Templar: The Supreme Kais of this universe are ruthless vigilantes who exterminate possible threats, long before they actually became a danger, which includes back when they were kids.
- Of course, considering that the only threats they've been shown exterminating are the ones who did become problems in canon, this may be subject to YMMV.
- 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 or before they became really dangerous, 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.
- Adaptational Badass: As ridiculously overpowered as Arale was in canon, she couldn't reality warp to that extent.
- 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.
- 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, by his own admission, puts Zen-Buu to shame. She only lost due to bad luck. With Vegito and Broly eliminated, she could have 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 .
- 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 Prince: The King of all Saiyans, Bardock still fights and kicks ass.
- 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.
- Canon Foreigner: She is an original character to Multiverse who actually pre-dates the appearance of Goku's canon mother, Gine.
- 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 Prince: 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.
- Richard Nixon the Used Car Salesman: The main joke of his appearances; instead of the greatest warrior in the universe, he's a low-class warrior considered second to Raditz.
- 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.
- Manchild: 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: Since Bardock is king, his sons are princes. And since all Saiyans are warriors, you get Warrior Prince.
- When He Smiles: Oh boy, when Raditz puts on a kind, non-malicious smile, he actually looks like a normal person.
- All of the Other Reindeer: Probably averted in this incarnation, since Bardock acknowledged Broly right after becoming king, knowing he would need Broly's latent power to defeat Freeza. The fact he has the new Saiyan armor in U3 implies he was accepted as part of the Saiyan army after reaching adulthood.
- The Berserker: Like his U20 counterpart, though arguably, this might be because Raichi explicitly brought out this side of him in desperation against Gast.
- Oh, Crap!: On his first appearance against U13 Vegeta, this is averted because he is only Super Saiyan level one, and gets dispatched by U13 Vegeta going Super Saiyan two.
- Very much played straight however when Raichi fights Gast.
- Achilles' Heel: He seems to need to touch Hatchiyack to do anything. When Vegeta knocks him off it, he puts his hand on it to summon a ghost warrior, and just cracking it vanishes all of the ghost warriors summoned, including Raichi himself
- 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. As he puts it during his fight with Gast:Raichi: "I have no innocents on my conscience!"
- 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.
- Dead All Along: Chapter 58 reveals that Raichi is just another ghost warrior of the Hatchiyack machine
- 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.
- Killed Off for Real: After it is revealed that Dr. Raichi was a ghost warrior himself and Gast smashes his orb, Gast believes that not even the Dragon Balls will be able to bring him back.
- Last of His Kind: Dr. Raichi is the last living Tuffle, or at least he was. He's been dead for some time.
- Necromancer: Unlike in Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans, where Raichi is revived as a Ghost Warrior by his creation, Hatchiyack. In Multiverse, Raichi 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.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Invoked - he explicitly says he can "download" abilities into his Ghost Warriors to help them fight, such as giving Ghost Warrior Frieza a fifth form (something he didn't have before), or "triggering" his Broly's Legendary Super Saiyan state.
- 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.
- Story-Breaker Power: His necromancy abilities, not only does it allow him to get more powerful as the tournament goes on, but it also seems to have no limits, whether it be in power or numbers allowing him to not only have a literal army at his beck and call at all times but also a tag team of SSJ3 U13 Vegeta and LSSJ U3 Broly, the latter of which is already borderline invincible and to make it worse he can also upgrade some ghosts. And that's not even getting into Hatchiyack. In the end, it took Gast Carcolh, one of the strongest fighters in the entire tournament, to bring him down.
- Tragic Bigot: Considering his entire race besides him was wiped out by the Saiyans, it's hard to blame him for hating them and wanting to wipe them out.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: While his main motive is revenge, Dr Raichi is also partly driven to wipe out every Saiyan 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.
- 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, his people are still alive.
- 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.
- 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. The specifics have yet to be revealed.
- 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!
- Artificial Stupidity: Hatchiyack only has one strategy. Scream for 15 seconds while charging up energy, and firing the energy when those 15 seconds are up. This ends up getting exploited by Gast the second he realizes it.
- Brown Note: Hatchiyack uses one to stun everyone who hears it to help cover his long charge time.
- Flat Character: In contrast to Raichi's expanded characterization, Hatchiyack really doesn't have any character at all only serving as an additional enemy for Gast.
- One-Winged Angel: During his fight against Gast, Raichi turns into Hatchiyack due to Gast damaging the orb enough to stop it from projecting ghost warriors.
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").
- 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.
- Blasphemous Boast: He says one when he has his Villainous Breakdown.I'm everywhere! I have your Dragon Balls, I have your technology! I know your secrets and I play with your minds! I decide who lives, who dies, and who gets absorbed!
- 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 make 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.
- He fights Super Vegetto, Super Saiyan Bra, and Ultimate Gohan over Broly's body in space, and pretty much totally toys with them.
- He manages to effortlessly restrain most of the tournament fighters with a few gestures at one point, with even a barrier made of the combined power of Ultimate Gohan, Goku, Uub, Vegeta, and the rest of U18 not being enough to delay his tentacles for more than a few seconds. The one exception is Gast, who 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.
- Famous Last Words: Before getting obliterated by the real XXI, Buu's fragment shouts "Hey, but...?! What powe..!!
- 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.
- Hidden Depths: This powerful fighter is revealed to also be a fantastic musician.
- 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.
- Not Me This Time: When the non-evil members of the Tournament (and him) were teleported away from the main grounds by Babidi, one member of the U19 team accuses him of teleporting them away. His response is that he's a victim like them.
- 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 pretty 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. Same with Tenshinhan.
- Villainous Breakdown: When Vegito was eliminated by XXI, he was not happy...
- Villainous Rescue: During the Vegetto vs Broly match, he casually mentions that he may have to step in and kill Broly if Vegetto loses and Broly subsequently goes on a rampage. Vegetto pulls through at the last second though, so his intervention is never required.
- 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. Vegetto disputes this result, but as Gohan points out, what XXI did in reality was incapacitate Vegetto for several hours with no effort.
- Almost three hours happened while Vegito was trapped in the other dimension while it was barely thirty 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: Breaks Super Saiyan Pan's neck with no effort after he transforms. Gets turned on him in his next match, where he gets smacked around by Cell like a kickball during their match. Just as he's about to quit, Cell breaks his back, killing him.
- Hate Sink: Bojack has no redeeming qualities at all, being a rude and self righteous prick who didn't even feel saddened by his team members' death. He also cruelly killed U16 Pan.
- 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: Murders U16 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.
- Too Dumb to Live: She mocks Bra over Pan's death and gets killed for her efforts.
- 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.
- Freudian Excuse: 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: 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 Namekian named Gast Carcolh and killed Freeza, before killing King Cold. 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.
- Break Them by Talking: Tries this on both King Piccolo and Raichi- a surprisingly benevolent example, as he tries to make them aware of their innate goodness.
- 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 means he possesses 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. He's also over ten feet tall.
- Healing Hands: Has this power, likely from fusing with Dende or another healer Namekian.
- Last of His Kind: The last Namekian in his universe.
- Magic Knight: He’s at least as powerful as a Super Saiyan 3 in terms of raw strength, and has enough magical power to incapacitate Zen Buu.
- Physical God: Alongside Vegito, Zen Buu, and Broly, he's one of the most powerful beings in the tournament, easily exceeding the power of the actual gods present.
- Power at a Price: Gast became the most powerful being in his universe, but the Namekian race was driven to near extinction.
- 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 Krillin 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 Coldnote , Frieza note , Cooler note , and their followers, which include the Ginyu Force note and Salza note .
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Everyone ends up Majinized by Babidi.
- The Frost Demons and the Ginyu Force are routinely mocked throughout the tournament, such as all three of the Ginyu Force fighters losing in their first matches, Nappa forfeiting to Freeza just to piss him off and even Burter getting his head blown off by Freeza in anger after aforementioned forfeit. Additionally, the Frost Demons (mostly Freeza) receive reaction shots almost every time someone turns Super Saiyan, with Freeza and Cooler even downright lampshading how much they're outclassed. Cold seems to be the only one unaffected out of all of U8.
- Even when Freeza uses a mental battle to gain a "home field" advantage, Goku still takes him down quickly, and in the actual fight, takes him down with one punch. Ironically, in actual Dragon Ball canon, Freeza got revived as a legitimate threat with a power level greater than almost everyone in the Multiverse tournament.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Frieza's family does seem to care for each other. When King Cold or rather Universe 16 Bra in Cold's body lays crippled from his battle with Bra, Frieza and Cooler rush to his side to make sure he receives the needed medical treatment. The family also doesn't seriously chastise each other for losses suffered in the tournament. That being said, Cooler's ambition of being The Starscream suggests that battle power and the respect it entices play a major role in the family.
- For Want of a Nail: The entire scenario for the Frost Demons' victory all stems from Krillin killing Vegeta back on Earth.
- 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.
- Hidden Depths: With a dose of Wicked Cultured. Freeza and Cooler enjoy good music and are revealed to know a lot (and argue) about the different space music styles.
- Last of His Kind:
- The Cold family are the last of the Frost Demons. Universe 8 is the only one of the 20 universes where they remain.
- In addition, Nail becomes the sole surviving Namekian, while Goku is the last living Saiyan (aside from Broly and Paragus).
- 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 blowing up the planet when the heroes summon the dragon (not that he ever could, due to the language barrier). However, it's also revealed that this continues on in the aftermath, Goku and Nail invade his capital city and the resulting fight leads the entire place to be destroyed, 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. While he technically wins, he doesn't get the satisfaction of actually beating Nappa causing him great anguish.
- King Cold turns U16 Bra's victory into this. While she technically won Cold (actually Ginyu in Cold's body) performed his body-swap technique, taking her healthy, more powerful body that is still in the tournament and leaving her trapped in his weaker, near-dead body. Luckily for Bra, it doesn't last long..
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Freeza's group hasn't trained, resulting in them (sans Cold) being the Butt-Monkey of the tournament.
- 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 was unknown, until we find out that Ginyu switched with Cold long ago. Frieza implies it's because Ginyu was an expert fighter, unlike the Unskilled, but Strong Cold family, and thus put more effort into gaining power.
- 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. Subverted when it turns out Cold has even less of a role, he's been dead since before the beginning of the series and Ginyu has taken his place.
- 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.
- Dead All Along: Turns out, as of Chapter 55 after losing to Bra, that "King Cold" is actually Captain Ginyu inhabiting his body. The real Cold was slain immedately after the switch. Freeza even says that his father is most certainly long gone.
- The Emperor: 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.
- Neck Snap: How he dies after getting body swapped with Ginyu.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: King Cold having two augmentation forms with no foreshadowing before transforming against Bra. On top of that, this contradictcs 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, once they witness his 6th form.
- Adaptational Villainy: While Canon Freeza didn't care much for the life of his subjects, he was at least polite and well-mannered to those he talked to. Multiverse Freeza makes no attempt to hide his true feelings, being actively rude to his underlings and will often kill them for no reason other than to vent his frustration.
- Bad Boss: It wouldn't be Freeza if he wasn't brutalizing his subordinates. Or killing them to vent his frustration.
- Enemy Mine: Freeza invokes this trope when he learns that Vegetto also knows Ginyu switched bodies with Cold, then Bra. Vegetto isn't having any of it and just knocks Freeza away.
- Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Freeza's final words to Ginyu come off as more humorous than threatening.Freeza: Time to find a new name for your squad! You're done dancing!
- 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.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: What sets this incarnation apart from canon Freeza and the reason why he won, is that he does not invoke Just Toying with Them in the slightest. On Namek when the Heroes steal the Dragon Ball's and summon Porunga he proceeds to nuke the planet killing everyone rather that let another have a wish. Later when Goku confronts him the moment Freeza's transformations give him enough power to overpower Goku he does exactly that (in contrast to canon Freeza who upon reaching his Final Form had the power to kill Goku easily but kept playing sadistic games with him).
- No-Sell: As horribly outmatched as he is, it should be noted that was unaffected by the gravity of the ring (it was over 200 times Earth's gravity) and amusingly enough Goku is the one who couldn't take it at first!
- Properly Paranoid: After being warned by Zen Buu that Ginyu was in the bodies of one of his men, he spends a good part of the series fearing that Ginyu was any character that he was talking to and awaiting revenge.
- Taught by Experience: Unlike his canon counterpart, this Freeza is capable of learning from his mistakes. After nearly getting beaten by the Goku of his universe, he starts training until he can stay in his true form for as long as he likes.
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Unlike many other villains like Cell and Buu, Freeza has had very little power-up since he encountered the heroes in his universe. The only major difference is that he's learned to stay in his final form all the time, but he otherwise isn't any stronger.
- 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.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: He was the most powerful member of his family before Ginyu jacked Cold's body and subsequently trained in it, but he never gets to show it. While his father and brother get matched up against U13 Nappa and U9 Videl respectively, both of whom are foes Cooler could've squashed like a bug, Cooler has to face Trunks in the first round. After Trunks had powered up enough to easily defeat Semi-Perfect Cell. Cooler goes down in one hit.
- His special chapter is kinder to him: there he fights Super Saiyan Goku (after defeating Freeza and training on Yardrat, and halfway through his 3 years of Android training) nearly to a standstill. This being the same universe(s) where his father and brother were wasted in a single blow each by the much weaker Super Saiyan Trunks a year and a half before.
- The Starscream: The main reason why he trains: He plans on killing Cold and taking his place.
- Adaptational Heroism: This Ginyu is a A Hero to His Hometown, and has never shown any indications of performing particularly heinous acts. Furthermore, canon Ginyu had a disregard for his teammates' lives once they died, while this Ginyu willingly took the blame for the team's failure and was executed by Freeza as a result.
- A Hero to His Hometown: Ginyu seems to be well liked by the people of Freeza's capital. He's seen taking a picture with a child, and said child actually seems happy to be with him!
- Body Surf: Freeza performed a You Have Failed Me on him long ago, but he managed to escape into someone else. It turns out that a chain of body surfs led to him taking King Cold's body. After losing to Bra, he does it again into her body.
- Chekhov's Gun: Early on, Zen Buu hints to Freeza that Ginyu is among his men. Years later, this finally pays off.
- Didn't Think This Through: Let's just say that stealing Bra's body was a good idea that was executed horribly. Instead of immediately changing with her during the countdown and explaining to the Vargas what happened, he decides to wait until the moment he officially loses and tries to take her place in U16, despite the fact that Bra would still be alive to tell people about the change when she gets properly healed, Frieza would recognize his former right hand man's technique so he might just snitch to the Vargas, or that if he gets found out he'll have to deal with Vegetto. Frankly it's a small miracle that he's still alive at this point. Though Ginyu was expecting Bra-in-Cold's body to die from the wounds sustained during that fight, but it remains to be seen whether he tried to bullshit Vegetto or not.
- A Father to His Men: Ginyu chose to take all the blame for Freeza's capital being destroyed to spare his men Freeza's wrath. In his honor, the Ginyu Force still keep his name despite the fact he's no longer on the team.
- Grin of Audacity: He sports one when Vegetto and Gohan say that they know he's not actually Bra due to knowing that there's not a damn thing they can do to make him switch back.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: Whatever he's planning, he's playing it close to his chest.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Steals Bra's body while leaving his old King Cold body to rot with her but considering how much of a Jerkass she is (And how much she is hated by the fandom), fans actually cheered when he did that. He also killed the original King Cold after stealing his body; King Cold being a mass-murdering tyrant who killed entire planets worth of people for money.
- Kill and Replace: Performed a chain of body-swaps to eventually take King Cold's place, then spent the time since then pretending to be him with no one the wiser. Freeza correctly assumes that whatever body Cold was swapped into is dead.
- Mood Killer: Invoked. When Ginyu first meets Goku and Nail, he makes a big deal about how all his comrades are dead. Recoome, however is quick to tell him they're all fine. Ginyu's response?— Ginyu: You killed the moment...
- Oh, Crap!: When Gohan and Vegetto confront him after body-swapping into Bra, he panics. He clearly didn't expect them to figure it out so soon.
- The Reveal: King Cold yelling out "CHANGE!" at the end of a fight is proof to the readers (and many members of the In-Universe audience) that he actually was Ginyu in disguise all along.
- Smug Super: It helps that he bodyjacks incredibly powerful bodies and has a relatively obscure and powerful trump card, but even when he's facing down Vegito he never loses his confidence.
- Taking the Heat: Took all the blame for failing to defend Freeza's capital from the unnamed Saiyan to protect his men from Freeza's rage.
- Walking Spoiler: Anything past "he is among Freeza's men" is a huge spoiler.
- Wham Line: At the end of Cold's fight with Bra, he yells "CHANGE!" proving that he's Ginyu all along.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: While him going SSJ 2 doesn't affect him nearly as badly as it did Bra it still leaves him noticeably more unhinged.
- You Have Failed Me: Supposedly killed by Freeza for failing to defend his capital. Zen Buu reveals that he survived and joined the tournament as one of Freeza's men. It turns out Ginyu has been hiding in the body of Freeza's father, King Cold.
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, implied to be the son she had with Yamcha. note
- Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome:
- U9 Videl is an Amazonian Beauty who managed to draw the Z sword and to master the Kaioken. She's able to face King Cold in his Third Form and *not* be obliterated in a second. U18 Gohan is even Distracted by the Sexy when he first sees her, before being interrupted by the Videl of his universe of course.
- U9 Yamcha is an Android strong enough to dominate the fight with U14 Android 18.
- Artificial Human: Yamcha is an Android in this universe.
- Badass Grandpa: Krillin, who's Master Roshi's successor. Tien is likewise older and stronger than he was in the original series.
- Badass Normal: To some extent, given the fact that almost all the other contenders are either powerful aliens, half-aliens or robots. Krillin, Tien and Videl are some of the only 100% human characters. Krillin is strong enough to curb-stomp Sauza, and came close to beating Tapion. And Videl (thanks to the Kaioken) survived a fight with King Cold in his Third Form, even managing to land a few hits on him. Tien was able to vaporize Zen Buu - but even that wasn't enough to kill Buu completely, and he gives up afterwards.
- The Chosen One: Videl was able to draw the Z Sword for this reason.
- 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.
- Curb Stomp Cushion:
- While it's clear from the start that Videl can't defeat King Cold, she still puts up a decent fight thanks to the Kaioken, even managing to land a few blows on his Third Form. Before being forced to forfeit when the power gap becomes too enormous, since Cold transforms into his Final Form.
- Tien's battle with Zen Buu - at first, Tien tried to use the Evil Containment Wave on him to keep him imprisoned in a inflatable duck inner tube - as it turns out, Buu knew the counter. Afterwards, Tien uses his Tri-Beam and incinerates Buu's body - but as stated below, he couldn't do enough damage to kill Buu for good, and decided to throw in the towel.
- 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 stronger than #18.
- Fantastic Racism: Justified. 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.
- Know When To Fold Them:
- Videl gives up when Cold transforms into his Final Form, realizing how outmatched she is.
- Tien throws in the towel when it's clear he simply can't inflict any damage Zen Buu can't regenerate from easily.
- Mythology Gag: In his fight with Sun Wukong, Tien is likened to the Buddha, who was the original inspiration of the character.
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
- Butt-Monkey: U10 is downright stated to be the weakest universe, which shows. Mahissu gets knocked out from Goku simply punching the air, Vegeta loses to his "disgraceful" U18 counterpart and lands in his space completely naked and Bardock suffers from Pan FANGIRLING HIM, using Kid Goku's arsenal from the original series to knock Bardock out.
- To make matters worse, the official novelization following U10's forfeit shows Vegeta attempting to hijack the Varga's ship, only to be stopped by Nail and Cargo. The kicker? He and Bardock watches Porunga revive everybody BUT the Saiyans and are forced to work labour on planet Namek until Vegeta is thrown back to planet Vegeta and beaten for a second time by Nail, in front of his entire planet. Yikes.
- Can't Catch Up: Three consecutive losses from U18, and one of them was Goku's granddaughter Pan.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: U18 Vegeta gives this to U10 King Vegeta, right down to making fun of the mustache he grew.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When Goku defeated Mahissu in one hit, nearly all the Namekians but Nail surrendered. After King Vegeta and Bardock lost, the Saiyans all decide to leave and avoid further humiliation. The Namekians follow suit, despite Nail winning his first round match, on the grounds he wouldn't last long against the competition.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Despite being the whipping boys of DBM, at least one of them (Nail) does get a win and leaves with his dignity intact.
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.
- Affably Evil: As usual, Fat Buu is well-natured and nice despite being a villain.
- Anti-Villain: As ever, he seems to have no real inclination towards evil, and has to be actively goaded into fighting.
- 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.
- Villainous Friendship: He quickly forms this relationship with Zen Buu.
- Curb Stomp Cushion: Cell handily defeats him, but Dabura still gives him a bit of a challenge.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Courtesy of Cell.
- No Sympathy: Dabura lies bleeding on the ground for hours until he cons Buu into healing him.
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Like a number of characters; it's explicitly acknowledged that he's not the sort of person to train, and he didn't have anyone to challenge him in his universe.
- 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.
- Loves the Sound of Screaming: When Hatchiyack starts screaming, everyone is horrified and pained by it. Babadi's response?
Babidi: (smiles) Hmm... What a lovely ring in my ears...
Universe 12: Future 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 .
- Alternate Universe Reed Richards Is Awesome: Future Trunks is pretty obviously a more accomplished and just better person than his main timeline counterpart.
- Bash Brothers: This is implied between Trunks and #16
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Trunks royally owns Cooler, just like he did his father/brother.
- Future Badass: As in canon. Although they are the same age now, Future Trunks is markedly stronger than main universe Trunks.
- Lightning Bruiser: Trunks can still go Ultra Super Saiyan, but has learned to shift in and out of it to avoid the speed issue.
- Worthy Opponent: Trunks to Vegeta.
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.
- 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.
- Might Makes Right: To the extreme; as far as he's concerned, the weak have no right to live and their destruction is to be lauded. This belief even extends to his own race, as shown during his fight with Raichi. When the former asks if the total genocide of the Saiyans makes him mad, Vegeta instead congratulates him. As he puts it, the Tuffles (Raichi's people) were weak and didn't deserve to live; if Raichi could wipe out the Saiyans in his universe, then all that means was that they were even weaker and likewise deserved their extinction.
- 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.
- Ax-Crazy: Kakarotto is insane from years of loneliness, as stated by Raditz. Though Raditz taking care of him seems to have helped... somewhat.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Succumbs to Babidi's Majin Spell.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Completely owned by U18 Vegeta.
- The Dragon: To Prince Vegeta.
- Evil Counterpart: To Goku, of course; he's what Goku might have been if he let the wilderness make him feral, and followed his Saiyan instincts.
- Freudian Excuse: He was manipulated and brainwashed by his mother, and spent his childhood alone. Naturally, he's a little screwed up.
- Man-Eater: Before Raditz found him, he actually ate human flesh.
- Serial Rapist: He implies he raped the young girls of his universe's Earth to Universe 18 Pan during their fight.
- Smart Ball: Those Blutz Wave lamps he and Raditz have in their eyes? Yeah, turns out it was Kakarotto who came up with the idea.
- The Starscream: Admitted to wanting to kill Vegeta.
- We Used to Be Friends: Implied during his fight with U18 Pan: Kakarotto has a flashback of him and his universe's Krillin playing in the water as children. Turns out that it just made him more insane by giving him a moment of happiness and companionship.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: A mass murderer, but not out of his own fault. Kakarott was brutally beaten on a regular basis, and brainwashed by his own mother into having a homicidal hatred of humans. He actually fought back the voice of his mother inside of his head, that told him to murder Krillin.
- 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: Largely averted, as in canon; he seems to be fairly job-oriented and is usually the one to recommend not killing everyone.
- 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!
- Can't Catch Up: The weakest of the Saiyans in his universe. He's still reliant on Oozaru, while his brother and leader both have Super Saiyan. He gets very little respect for this.
- 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.
- The Chew Toy: He loses his only fight, and he's mostly humiliated whenever possible.
- 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.
- So Last Season: He angrily boasts at being far stronger than the Ginyu Force. As it turns out, this is waaaay behind the power curve of the tournament. Lampshaded when Bardock goes Super Saiyan against him."Oh, fuck... that's so unfair..."
- Took a Level in Badass: One of the weakest Saiyans has become 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.
- Badass Grandpa: The first thing the Z Fighters note about him is that he's stronger than when they knew him, but also considerably older.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Succumbs to Babidi's Majin Spell.
- Troll: Mocks Frieza prior to their fight to enrage him then forfeits, leaving Frieza no way to get even without being disqualified.
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.
- 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.
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: 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.
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 (where Trunks killed #17 and #18, leaving Cell no choice but to kill Trunks to take his time machine. 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.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: The reason he's involved in the tournament is that nobody in his universe is particularly strong, with every other character being killed, sealed, or out-of-the-universe. He's pretty much the best by default.
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.
- Ax-Crazy: His behaviour sometimes slips into mental instability, something the Novelisation notes he is very worried by. 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.
- Berserk Button:
- Vegito doesn't take losing well. He absolutely loses his shit when XXI beats him. Not surprising since he has never lost a fight since the day he was born, he inherited both Goku and Vegeta's colossal Saiyan ego, and XXI did win using a very low trick that was more a technicality.
- Hurting or threatening Vegito's family is a strict no-no. When Captain Ginyu steals Bra's body and masquerades as his daughter, Vegito completely snaps, hoisting him/her by her torn bra, and dragging her over to Frieza.
- 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.
- Clothing Damage: In the special focusing on 6 year old Bra, Vegito's attempt to discipline her in the Time Chamber don't go so well, and he comes out with his clothes shredded.
- 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 Blood Knights, 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 at his best behavior.
- 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.
- Might Makes Right: Not to the point of Prince Vegeta's "the weak don't deserve to live" mentality, but he's still of the belief that since he's the most powerful, he's got the final say on everything.
- 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.
- Papa Wolf: Vegetto becomes terrifyingly menacing if his family gets threatened. When Ginyu steals Bra's body, Vegetto threatens to destroy Ginyu's immortal soul should he not return Bra's body.
- 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 crush 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.
- Reluctant Psycho: He's got some very disturbing Ax-Crazy tendencies under the surface that have even tried to push him to hurt his own family in order to satisfy his need for a fight, like kidnapping Pan to try and push Gohan into going Papa Wolf on him.]] He's aware that he's not entirely well and is not happy about it and tries to suppress this side of him as best as he can.
- 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 a technicality.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Him and U16 Bra are the most focused characters outside of the Main Universe.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Him deciding to go SSJ3 against Ginyu. Remember that Bra even when SSJ2 is more than five times weaker than a SSJ Vegito, SSJ3 just made that gap about 500 times more apparent.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: More of an arrogant prick than he was in U18, due to lacking some of Vegeta's Character Development.
- Tranquil Fury: The only true emotion that can be described from Vegito's face is controlled but pure, white-hot rage as he describes in bit by bit detail to Ginyu, who's taken over Bra's body, that if he does not bring her back he would obliterate his soul altogether.
- He has another moment of this in the novelisation. When a intergalactic crime boss makes the very grave error of attacking his family while he's off-world, Vegito and the Kais make a plan to deal with him. Later, when said crime boss is at his home with his family and protected by his guards, Vegito proceeds to vanish everyone in the area except him, and then sits at his table and reads his newspaper while drinking a cup of tea, before calmly threatening him with a Slasher Smile that if he doesn't renounce his criminal activities and start making his planet a better place as well as leaving his family, then very bad things will start happening to him and his family in return.
- Troll: Enjoys getting on Cell's nerves in regards to his Cell Jrs, asking why Cell has two children after they got revived, and later telling Cell to try not to kill any of them when he goes inside.
- 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: Along with Would Hurt a Child; 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. He was more than a little digusted with himself for the the thought.
- Adaptational Badass: Unlike canon Gohan, this Gohan didn't stop training and still has access to his potential unlocked form.
- Badass Bookworm: Became a scholar, but he's still a top fighter in his universe.
- 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.
- Nice Guy: Gohan is by far the nicest person in Universe 16 next to Pan. Which isn't actually saying much since, outside of Piccolo, almost everyone from this universe is a Psychopathic Manchild, with Vegetto and Bra being the most standout examples.
- Only Sane Man: The voice of reason among his more reckless, aggressive family members like Vegito and Bra. He's usually the one to talk sense into them and restrain them from misbehaving.
- Team Dad: He's an actual father to Pan, but he also acts as the parental figure to all members, due to Vegito's irresponsibility making him unable to fill the role.
- 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.
- Morality Pet: She is this to Bra. She's one of the only people in the web comic that gets Bra to show her softer and more "human" side. When Pan is killed by Bojack, Bra's ready to murder the Space Pirate right there and had to be talked down by Gohan.
- Nice Girl: One of the sweetest characters in the web comic, which is amazing given how dysfunctional her universe is thanks to Vegetto and Bra.
- 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 Mystic Gohan. 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 has been confirmed who we know can beat her. Because of this, and because of the fact that her father does little to curb her bad behavior, she is a extremely arrogant ball of issues. 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,Tell you what, since you're so pathetic, I'll win the tournament for you and you can have my wish." Best shown 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 senzu beans in her glove, allowing her to recover should Cold prove to be too strong.
- Awesome, but Impractical: Bra's Super Saiyan 2 form brings her to a level above Mystic Gohan, but transforming into it drives her into a blind rage making her a threat to anyone/everyone in range.
- 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.
- Berserk Button: Pan being killed by Bojack is something she is deeply unhappy about. Zangya taunting her about it set her off like a bomb.
- 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.
- Break the Haughty: Her confidence takes a hit after Ginyu takes over her body and she has to be resuced by Vegetto.
- Cool Big Sis: As much of a jerkass she is to everyone else, she does act kindly like a big sister to her niece Pan.
- Clothing Damage: Her fight with King Cold left her clothes torn and burnt, and getting dangerously close to exposing something.
- Didn't See That Coming: Her expression after King Cold switch bodies with her says it all. She, like everyone else, had no clue that Ginyu was really King Cold the entire time.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Hates being called "Bra", and wishes to be referred to as "Son Bra" as she considers herself part of the Son family.
- 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: Bra is on the side of the angels but isn't the most moral of people.
- 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 After Images that traps your opponent after being hit, and sensu beans in the middle of a fight, it's totally fair, huh?
- 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.
- Laser-Guided Karma: After spending almost the entirety of her screen time being a Smug Super, Bra's ego finally gets the better of her when she goes up King Cold who promptly exploits her ego/her not seeing him as a threat to beat her nearly to death, even when she rallies and wins the fight she gets body-swapped by Ginyu, who had been masquerading as King Cold the whole time.
- Lightning Bruiser: In her universe, she's second only to Vegetto in terms of raw power and she uses teleportation regularly as part of her fighting style.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's very attractive, fights in very tight clothes, suffers a lot of Clothing Damage in her fight against King Cold, and there's a lot of focus on her chest and rear during her fights.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Breaks down in tears and a Heroic B.S.O.D. after she blasts Vegitto and Gohan while crazed from powering up to Super Saiyan 2 against Zen Buu.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: After nearly being killed 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. Vegito explains it as a reformed version of Gotenks' Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack.
- Smug Super: She is very powerful being the child of Vegetto, trained by him personally, and she knows it.
- Trash Talk: Bra occasionally engages in this, mostly about how she is more powerful than her opponent.
- Teleport Spam: More so than any other character in Multiverse capable of it, Bra makes prolific use of her ability to teleport wherever she wants, whenever she wants.
- Unstoppable Rage: Bra has a bit of a temper to put it mildly, and it is only exasperated by transforming into Super Saiyan 2. As a result, 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.
- Affably Evil: Page 120 has Cell acting like a father to two Cell Jrs, carrying one on his shoulders and holding the other's hand. Of course this is dampened by the fact he unflinchingly kills one, so he can make a stronger replacement, during the tournament.
- 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.
- Character Development: We don't get to see it, but it's clear Cell has changed quite a bit after his victory over Gohan.
- 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.
- Did Not See That Coming: When Dabura's spit starts to turn him to stone, he has a massive Freak Out!.
- Didn't Think This Through: When Cell Jr is put up against Gast, he decides to Kill and Replace him with the most powerful Cell Jr he could make. The thing is that Cell has been trying to pretend that he hasn't improved since the Cell games and the new Jr is on par with SS J2s, exposing to everyone who knows him that he's been holding back significantly. To rub salt on the wound, Gast ends up beating the Jr with little effort.
- 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.
- I Am Not Left-Handed/Just Toying with Them: His entire battle with Dabura, where he spent the whole fight at the same level he was in the Cell Games. The resulting fight was fairly even, though Cell won it handily. After it's revealed that he can make Cell Juniors far above that level, he drops the act and decides to spend the rest of the tournament going all-out.
- 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.
- Uniqueness Decay: He lampshades this while fighting Bojack, noting that, after he was so proud of his power when he first became Perfect Cell, both of his opponents in the tournament at that point were just as strong as he'd been in those days.
- Villain Forgot to Level Grind: Averted. Unlike the other villains, Cell has been training after his victory. He exploits this by pretending otherwise for his entire first match, maintaining his Cell Games level of power - the protagonists all agree that there's no way he wasn't training.
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 GT Pan, being able to hold her own against powerful enemies. Also, she can go Super Saiyan.
- 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 even 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.
Goten, Trunks, and Gotenks
- He Is All Grown Up: While adult Goten and Trunks had already appeared, adult Gotenks never had.
- Humiliating Wager: Them and their U16 counterparts are subjected to this after their elimination, and are forced to be servants for the other characters of U16 and U18
- Kid Hero All Grown-Up: They're both still very immature despite being adults by the time of this series. Personality-wise, Gotenks hasn't changed at all.
- Large Ham: Easily the hammiest flashiest character in the series, who never stops flaunting around how awesome he his.
- Loop Hole Abuse: Goten and Trunks thought that entering the contest as Gotenks was considered this, but turns out the Vargas don't really care.
- Other Me Annoys Me: Played with. While initially they're quite excited to meet their U16 doppelgangers, however when they are pitted against each other in the fight, they keep making the exact same moves which leads to a very long drawn-out battle where neither of the two could win until an accident on U16 Trunks' part.
- Small Name, Big Ego: He's undoubtedly powerful, being a fusion between two Saiyans, however he has a habit of underestimating his opponents while still displaying the same arrogance.
- Smug Super: Even more smug than the likes of Vegito and Cell.
- Spanner in the Works: Goten due to not being teleported with the other contestants, is able to sneak up on the Cell.Jrs keeping U18 hostage and distract them long enough for Piccolo to grab Videl and Bra and run away while Gohan deals with the Jrs.
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.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Their Ultra Armors are strong enough to defeat a Super Saiyan 2, and they can produce more of them. Against the strongest fighters in the tournament, however, even Super Saiyan 2s are lacking.
- Tidar went up against Uub without his Ultra Armor, and was killed until the Dragon Balls wished him back.
- Xenolium went up against Zen Buu, who is easily a contender for being the most powerful being in the tournament.
- Eleim went up against U16 Bra, who has so far made it to the quarter-finals and was able to defeat King Cold (who is stated to be as strong as Perfect Cell) in her base form.
- 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.
- 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.
- Small Role, Big Impact: While he loses his first match and is sent to his home universe soon after, his fight with Vegetto showed everyone else what kind of power they have to overcome in order to have a chance to win the tournament. and when it's shown that Raichi can summon him in his Legendary Super Saiyan form the reaction can best be summerized as a Mass "Oh, Crap!".
- 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.