Characters: Dragon Ball Z Movie Villains
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Tropes that apply to many movie villains
- Arc Villain: Of their respective film.
- Badass: To varying degrees, some of them greatly surpassing the villains in the canon story in sheer awesomeness. Of these, Broly, Cooler, Janemba and especially Beerus stand out.
- Broad Strokes: Some of the villains' movies actually do fit into the timeline, but they still have minor inconsistencies that prevent them from being perfect fits. Beerus and Whis are the only ones thus far that are officially confirmed as canonical by Akira Toriyama.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu: As per usual of Dragon Ball, if the heroes gang up on the Big Bad, chances are they'll lose. See, for example, everybody vs Turles. Otherwise, the Quirky Miniboss Squad will usually have their rear-ends handed to them by either Goku or Piccolo.
- Everyone vs Broly is a much straighter example.
- Strength in numbers worked once — exactly once — for the Quirky Miniboss Squad; Sansho, Ginger, and Nicky were able to take down Piccolo by ganging up on him, but individually, they are easily bested.
- In the same movie, Piccolo and Goku ganging up on Garlic Jr. actually does work.
- It also usually works for the generic mooks; the Cyclopian Guards are able to overwhelm and defeat Gohan and Krillin (Piccolo trashes them, though) while Slug's troopers are able to incapacitate Gohan with a lot of Beam Spam.
- Also worked in Movie 6 when Goku and Vegeta were overwhelmed by countless Metal Cooler replicas; it took everything they had just to beat one.
- Hatchiyack is destroyed by Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Trunks and Piccolo ganging up on him with their signature attacks.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Will do this to the heroes before being defeated at the last second.
- The 10th movie was something of an exception; everyone else got curb-stomped, but Gohan seemingly defeated Broly by tricking him into volcanic lava. Broly, however survived.
- The 14th movie follows this trope. Beerus effortlessly defeats SSJ3 Goku and the entire Z cast. Only the Super Saiyan God form would be able to come near his level and even then Beerus is still stronger.
- Angry Gohan vs everybody in Movie 9.
- The 10th movie was something of an exception; everyone else got curb-stomped, but Gohan seemingly defeated Broly by tricking him into volcanic lava. Broly, however survived.
- Deus ex Machina: How some of them are defeated.
- Metal Cooler is defeated when Goku and Vegeta combine their power into a Combined Energy Attack. Too bad they never use that attack again, as it actually defeated an enemy who was much stronger than 17 and 18, the antagonists at the time.
- Broly is by far the most blatant example; he's defeated when all of the Z-fighters give their energy to Goku, who then (seemingly) kills Broly with one punch. You gotta wonder why they didn't just do that when the fight started. At least this one is somewhat more justified than the case with Metal Cooler, as Cell could simply have regenerated from that same punch.
- Then there's Bio-Broly, who at the end is revealed to have a weakness to... water.
- Hirudegan is defeated when Goku whips out a new mega-powerful technique that was never mentioned before.
- The Dragon
- Ginger for Garlic Jr.
- Kochin for Wheelo.
- Almond for Turles.
- Angira for Slug.
- Salza for Cooler in his first movie. The Big Gete star in his second.
- Zangya for Bojack.
- Expy: With Lord Slug and Janemba (for King Piccolo and Majin Buu respectively) being the most blatant examples.
- Deconstructed with Cooler, everyone including Piccolo thought he was Freeza, but in reality he's actually Freeza's brother, and has a different personality and motivation.
- Filler Villain: If one were to place the movies in the timeline, then the movie villains come off as this. Garlic Jr is the most notable in this regard, as he got his own mini filler arc on the TV show.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Some of them have really thin or non-existent reasons for attacking Earth.
- Mooks: Wheelo's Bio-Men, Slug's troopers, and Metal Cooler's Cyclopian Guards. They all basically exist to give the jobbers like Krillin and Gohan (pre-movie 8) something to kill. Also, coincidentally, all three groups of mooks are about to kill Gohan until they are dispatched by Piccolo. The fact that they actually manage to defeat some of the heroes before being trashed (with the Cyclopian Guards actually defeating and capturing Gohan, Krillin, Roshi, Oolong, and Yajirobe) at least makes them more competent than some other mooks.
- Punny Name: Some, like Turles and Cooler, continue the naming from other members of their species in the main series. The henchmen also usually have a theme to their names — the Makyans being named after spices, for example.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: In the earlier movies, the villain will usually have a three to five man quirky miniboss squad.
- Garlic Jr. has Sansho, Ginger, and Nicky.
- Turles has the Almond, Cacao, Daiz, Raisin, and Lakasei.
- Lord Slug has Wings, Angira, Zoon, and Medamatcha.
- Cooler has Salza, Doore, and Neiz.
- Super 13 has Androids 13, 14, and 15.
- Shout-Out: Many battle between the Big Bads and the the respective hero are blatant copies of the main series battles or resemble them.
- Goku and Piccolo teaming up against Garlic Jr. is very similar how they teamed up against Raditz.
- Goku and Dr. Wheelo's Beam-O-War is a copy of Goku and Vegeta's.
- Turles is an Expy of Goku and Vegeta. He looks like Goku and has Vegeta's "What-if-Goku-had-not-lost-his-memories"-role.
- Slug is Demon King Piccolo and the former evil Piccolo's expy. He is even penetrated by Goku like Demon King Piccolo.
- Some shots of Goku's battle against Cooler are copies of the battle against Freeza.
- Bojack's battle with SSJ2 Gohan is not unsimilar to the battle against Cell.
- Super Mode: Wheelo and Chilled being the only exceptions. Unless you count Bio-Broly and Metal Cooler as different villains from the normal Broly and Cooler.
- Garlic Jr can become Super Garlic Jr, which makes him much taller and more muscular, and gives him power superior to either Goku or Piccolo.
- Turles can eat fruit from the Tree of Might to make himself dozens of times stronger; his muscles noticeably bulge out in this mode.
- Slug can turn into a giant, just like Piccolo.
- Cooler can transform into a fifth form that Frieza didn't have, making him several times stronger than his little brother.
- Androids 13, 14, and 15 can "fuse" to become Super Android 13, a brute with power on par with Android 16. This form doesn't resemble any of the androids at all, being huge, muscular, and blue, with red, spiky, Saiyan-esque hair.
- Broly has the classic Super Saiyan transformation, and also his own unique Legendary Super Saiyan mode.
- Bojack's light orange hair becomes red, his blue-green skin becomes light green and his shirt comes off for some reason...
- Janemba can transform into Super Janemba, going from a giant fat marshmallow man to a smaller (but still quite tall), thinner, red-skinned, much more powerful devil-like creature.
- Hirudegarn can transform from this◊ to this.◊
- Abo and Kado can fuse to make Aka.
- The Worf Effect: The henchmen will usually get a decent showing before Piccolo, Goku or even Gohan come to crush them. Especially apparent with the Turles Crusher Corps and Cooler's Armored Squadron. The latter easily take down Krillin and Gohan and the former take down all of the Z-Fighters bar Piccolo, Gohan, and Goku. Piccolo (for the latter) and Goku (for the former) take them down in minutes.
- Some big bads also suffer this trope, as Bojack, Cooler and Garlic jr.
- Inverted in the 14th movie. SSJ3 Goku gets worfed early on in the movie to show just how powerful Beerus is.
Nicky, Ginger, & Sansho (Makyo-seijin)
Nicky, Ginger & Sansho are Garlic Jr.'s right hand men in the film Dead Zone. Nicky is a green human-like Makyan. He has white hear and wears a white cloak. Ginger is a goblin-like Makyan wearing red armor. Sansho is a bulky, black lobster-like Makyan. The evil warriors kidnapped Gohan and brought the Half-Saiyan boy back to Garlic Jr.'s fortress in the sky. Goku came and beat up the three Makyan warriors, despite powering up to their limit. Later, Piccolo and Krillin arrived. Piccolo beat up Sansho and blasted him in half with a Ki Blast. Nicky and Ginger attacked Goku again, but they were both killed by a Kamehameha. The three beasts are later seen escaping from Hell in the film Fusion Reborn.
- Badly Battered Babysitter: Nicky was in charge of watching Gohan while the young Saiyan was being kept prisoner. It...didn't end up well for him.
- Combined Energy Attack: Nicky, Ginger & Sansho can fire Energy Waves at the opponent. Used against Piccolo, which hit him, and later against Goku, (Minus Sansho, he was knocked out by Goku) but it was deflected by Krillin.
- Dual Wielding: Nicky and Ginger can summon two katanas for each of them by pulling them. Out of their. Skin.
- Elite Mooks
- One-Winged Angel: They all bulk up and increase their powers by shouting weird things related to their names.
- Our Demons Are Different
- Sinister Scimitar: Played straight by Nicky and Ginger: the swords they pull out of their limbs are curved enough to be considered scimitars, and they're evil.
- Terrible Trio
Garlic Jr. (ガーリック・ジュニア; Gaarikku Junia)
Voiced by Akira Kamiya (Movie 1) and Shigeru Chiba (Garlic Jr. Saga)
Voiced by Don Brown (Ocean dub)
Voiced by Chuck Huber (Funimation dub)
Voiced by Salvador Delgado (Latin American)An alien whose father was in the running for the title of the God of Earth. He lost to Kami and tried to take it by force but was defeated and thrown into the Dead Zone. Garlic Jr. later comes to exact his revenge for this, firstly gaining immortality via the Dragon Balls (he holds the distinction of being the only Dragon Ball villain to ever achieve this, canon or otherwise), then trying to kill Kami. He has to deal with Goku and Piccolo first and winds up falling to his own attack, The Dead Zone. He later comes back when a powerful star manages to free him and tries to take over the Earth with the Black Water Mist that turns anyone exposed to it into mindless raving vampire-like beings. Gohan, Piccolo, and Krillin are the only ones left not exposed to the mist and once again do battle with him, where he once more falls to his Dead Zone attack. This time with no way out.
- And I Must Scream: After becoming immortal he gets sealed away inside the Dead Zone for all eternity. Twice.
- Badass: He's the only villain to succeed in gaining Complete Immortality, and has taken down Gods several times. He likewise almost defeats all the Z-Fighters every time he appears.
- Badass Cape
- Broad Strokes: Invoked by his appearance in the main series in between the Frieza and Android arcs. While the Dead Zone movie could have taken place before Raditz's arrival on Earth, there are certain things that could not have happened; namely, Goku visiting Roshi, Bulma, and Krillin at Kame House to borrow the Dragon Radar before heading for Garlic's fortress (since his reunion with them at the start of Z was supposed to be the first they saw of him since the end of the original series), and Krillin meeting Gohan (since he was just as shocked as the others when Goku told them he's his sonnote ).
- Canon Immigrant: After his movie, he later returns in the regular Dragon Ball Z series as the Big Bad of his own mini-anime-filler-only saga in between the Frieza and Cell Sagas, making him the only movie villain to show up as part of the anime tv series, if not the manga.
- Complete Immortality: The only one to have this wish successfully given to him by Shenron, as well as the only one to actually have absolute immortality (although some characters were implied to be immortal, such as Master Roshi and the Androids, it seems to be limited to natural causes).
- Even Bad Men Love Their Papas: His main reason for attacking Kami in the movie was to avenge his fallen father. In the series he solemnly vows to use the Dragon Balls to bring him back, and when he thought Piccolo died and the Dragon Balls lost, he lamented the loss but remained steadfast in finding another way.
- Expy: Looks like a more serious and threatening version of Pilaf, to the point that they share the same voice actor. Both are voiced by Chuck Huber in the FUNimation Dub, Don Brown in the Ocean Group Dub, as well as Shigeru Chiba in the Japanese version (Shigeru only voiced Garlic Jr. in the anime, not the movie).
- Indirectly for Raditz as well, as he confronted Piccolo before Goku, kidnapped Gohan and was beaten by the combined might of all three.
- Hoist by His Own Petard/Idiot Ball: Unlike his enemies, he literally cannot die. The first half of the movie was him basically moving to make that the case. Yet somehow he gets the brilliant idea of opening a void to eternal darkness — this can backfire, and thus become worse torture for him than for anyone else ever because, again, he literally cannot die.
- Then he manages to get out by stroke of luck because his home planet approaches Earth and gives him enough power to do this. Only for him to get so mad at the foiling of his Evil Plan to Take Over the World that... he pulls the same shtick again. No prizes for guessing what happened next.
- There's also the fact that he tries to have Piccolo (and by extension Kami) killed before using the Dragon Balls (which become inert if Kami dies) to wish for immortality. Team Four Star gleefully lampshaded this one.
- Kick the Dog: When he mercilessly beats Kami.
- Power of the Void: The Dead Zone.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: Has two: Nicky, Ginger, and Sansho from above in Dead Zone; and the Spice Boys (Spice, Vinegar, Mustard, and Salt) when he returns.
- Sadist: He had a very sadistic glee while fighting Kami.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: After his Motive Rant:Goku: "I didn't come here to listen to your life story! Where's Gohan?!"
- The Sociopath: He is known for being totally ruthless and insane.
- Super Mode
- Theme Naming: He and his minions are all named after spices/condiments.
- You Killed My Father: Kami, prepare to die!!
Dr. Wheelo (ドクター・ウイロー; Dokutaa Uirou)
Voiced by Koji Nakata (Japanese)
Voiced by Paul Dobson (Ocean dub)
Voiced by R.Bruce Elliot (Funimation dub)
Voiced by Mario Sauret (Latin American)A doctor known for his cruel experiments. An accident in the frozen regions of the world cost him his body. His assistant Kochin wishes his brain back to life and set out to find a suitable body to transfer Wheelo's brain into. Inevitably this brings them into conflict with the Z-Warriors.
- Brain in a Jar
- Dub Name Change: Literally. The dub uses "Willow" while the subtitles use "Wheelo."
- Edible Theme Naming: After "uiro", a gelatinous sweet from Akira Toriyama's home prefecture of Aichi. All his mooks are also named after foods from the area (Misokattsun -> miso-katsu, Ebifuryaa -> ebi-furai, Kishime -> kishimen soba).
- Genius Bruiser: His goal is to have the world's mightiest body, since he believes himself to have the world's greatest intellect.
- It also creates the question of why he needs Goku's body when it's pretty obvious his giant body is stronger than all of the Z fighters combined, Goku included.
- Grand Theft Me: He wanted to steal the strongest body on Earth, which he initially believed was Muten Roshi, but later learned it was Goku... because Bulma couldn't keep her mouth shut.
- Mad Scientist
- Take Over the World
- They Called Me Mad!/You're Insane!: In the dub, he's always been called a "lunatic" which he hated.
Tullece / Turles (ターレス; Taaresu)
Voiced by: Masako Nozawa (Japanese)
Voiced by: Ted Cole (Ocean dub)
Voiced by: Chris Patton (Funimation dub)
Voiced by: Mario Castaneda (Latin American)The Big Bad of The Tree Of Might. A rogue Saiyan who oddly looks like Goku. Comes to Earth to plant the Tree of Might that when planted will suck the life out of a planet. The Z-Warriors respond to the threat and he eventually gets spirit bombed to pieces.
- Badass: Goku's Evil Counterpart aside, the guy gave Kaio-ken x20 Goku a run for his money and is the only villain to destroy Goku's spirit bomb. This applies to a lesser extent to his minions.
- Blood Knight:As to be expected of a Saiyan.
- Card-Carrying Villain: When Goku accuses him of not being able to understand the difference between good and evil.“Hmph. I know the difference; I just don’t care.”
- Curb-Stomp Battle: His battle with Goku after activating his Super Mode. His interactions with the rest of the gang before this also qualifies.
- Dark Is Evil: Just look at him. He's wearing all black, and has darker skin than Goku.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Or rather servitude, which is how he acquired Daiz
- Evil Counterpart: Word of God confirms he is supposed to represent what Goku would have been like without his childhood head injury. Both he and Goku enjoy fighting and food.
- Evil Gloating: At first. He gets angrier as the movie progresses and more or less drops this by the final showdown.
- Evil Twin: The French and Danish dubs refer to him as Goku's brother.
- Expy: Of Vegeta. Vegeta's role is to act as the Saiyan counterpart to the "humanized" Goku. Made even better in that Turles is also an Identical Stranger to Goku.
- Hypocrite: In Raging Blast 2, if you defeat Super Saiyan Goku while playing as Turles, he will remark: All the clumsiness I'd expect of a low-class fighter! But, according to Budokai Tenkaichi 3, he isn't able to control his Ape form, indicating he is also a low-class Saiyan.
- Also, in Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans he remarks that his hatred for the Saiyans is by far superior to Frieza. Need we mention Turles himself is a Saiyan?
- Not to mention that Turles is proud of being a Saiyan in The Tree of Might. Justified: The Turles in The Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans is not the real one.
- Also, in Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans he remarks that his hatred for the Saiyans is by far superior to Frieza. Need we mention Turles himself is a Saiyan?
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Goku uses the energy from the very same Power-Up Food-producing Tree Turles planted to create a spirit bomb powerful enough to destroy Turles and the Tree.
- Inexplicably Identical Individuals: No reason is given for the fact he looks exactly like Goku.
Turles: It's not surprising I look likes Kakarott. After all, there aren't many type of Low-Class Warriors.
- Some dubs either say he's Goku's brother or clone. However here is Turles own answer when Gohan notices how he looks like his father:
- Kick the Dog: He forcibly turns Gohan into a great ape and sets him loose on his own father, forcing Goku to figure out how remove his rampaging son's tail without otherwise hurting him.
- Lack of Empathy: He shows no sign of anger or sadness at the defeat of his crew, instead seeming more annoyed that they were defeated so easily. Then there's this exchange between him and Goku:Turles: “Disturbing. The strongest of all Saiyan blood and he has a soft spot for a purple dinosaur. Kakarot you raised this Saiyan too much like an Earthling!”Goku: “I raised him to know the difference between good and evil! Unlike some people.”Turles: “Hmph. I know the difference. I just don’t care.”
- Light Is Not Good: He was decked in a long white cape before joining the fray.
- Multiple-Choice Past: Foreign-language dubs try to give a reason for why he looks like Goku, and none of them agree with each other. He's either a clone of Goku, his Evil Twin (in the biological sense), or just a Saiyan who happens to look like him (the last being the official explanation).
- Oh, Crap: Has this expression as he's fighting Goku, while trying to play off all his attacks as lucky shots. Gets this expression again when Goku's second spirit bomb, powered by the fruit, overtakes his attack.
- Planet Eater: Although he eats the planet by means of the Tree of Might's fruit.
- Power-Up Food: The Tree's fruit. They're so powerful that Goku is able to kill Tullece by using their energy to create an insanely powerful Spirit Bomb.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: To the point of berating Goku and Gohan for not being Saiyan enough.
- Smug Snake: Turles is convinced that he is one of the most powerful fighters in the universe, and that no one is his equal. ''No one.''
- Smug Super: Unfortunately for Goku and the gang, he's got the power to back it up, at least to a point.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Despite "Tullece" fitting with the food naming motif, the character has also been referred to as "Turles" and "Taurus", depending on the dub.
- There are also Tales, Tarles or Tares.
- In an Aversion, he's also called Raditz in one dub.
- Super Mode: Although he never became an actual Super Saiyan, he may have, at one point, been the strongest character in the franchise. Once he eats the Tree of Might's fruit, he powers up to the point that his muscles bulge even more noticeably than before. He becomes so powerful that the only way Goku can beat him is to make a Spirit Bomb. His first attempt doesn't work at all. He only succeeds in killing him by making the second one out of the remaining uneaten fruit.
- Take Over the World: His goal is to become the strongest fighter in the universe so that he may one day rule over everything and everyone.
- Theme Naming: After lettuce. Lost in the adaptation name of Turles.
- Vocal Dissonance: Shares a VA with the rest of the Son males, which is particularly striking in his case as he's one of the most blatantly battle-hardened of Goku's family, but still has the same VA as Gohan.
- We Can Rule Together: Tries to recruit Gohan.
- Wicked Cultured: Manages to make a career of plundering and fighting sound somewhat sophisticated by throwing in a line about enjoying fine wines along with everything else the universe has to offer.
- Wolverine Publicity: He appeared in an OVA called Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans and its remake in the game Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast 2.
- Would Hurt a Child: Had absolutely no problem viciously beating and tormenting Gohan during their encounter.
Lord Slug (スラッグ; Suraggu)
Voiced by Kenji Utsumi (Old Lord Slug) and Yusaku Yara (Young Lord Slug), Tetsu Inada (Raging Blast 2) (Japanese)
Voiced by Brice Armstrong (English)
Voiced by Mario Sauret (Latin American)An evil Namekian not unlike Demon King Piccolo (the first one). Comes to Earth to gather the Dragon Balls and regain his youth then set on conquering it. A fight with the Z-Warriors ensures his plans don't get any further.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He can grow into a giant form if he wanted.
- Badass: The guy almost killed Goku even when being a Super Saiyan
- Bad Boss: His opening scene shows him killing his Commander when he makes a offhanded remark about him being old and then kills his head scientist when he told him it would take longer than he wanted to terrafreeze Earth.
- Evil Counterpart: To Piccolo.
- Evil Old Folks
- Evil Overlord
- Expy: Of the Demon King Piccolo.
- Fountain of Youth: He summons Shenron to gain eternal youth like Demon Piccolo did.
- Multiple-Choice Past: Let's just say his backstory relating to his existence as a Namek is different between various versions. The Japanese version had him being sent away from Namek as a baby during its cataclysmic climate shift (similar to the Namekian who would become Piccolo and Kami), and the English version implies that he is the last of a group of Super Nameks who were exiled from Namek via the Namekian Dragon Balls due to misuse of their power.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Weakened by Gohan's whistling.
- Parodied and expanded in DBZ Abridged's "Lord Slug" movie; since Piccolo and Nail were weak to the whistling.
- Theme Naming: As with the other Namekians (minus Piccolo), he's named after a gastropod.
Cooler/Coola (クウラ; Kuura)
Voiced by: Ryūsei Nakao (Japanese)
Voiced by: Andrew Chandler (Funimation dub)
Voiced by: Ricardo Brust (Latin American)Frieza's older brother. On the day the Saiyans' planet was destroyed, Cooler noticed the pod carrying Goku away from it, but thought nothing of it and let it be. Years later, Frieza has been beaten, and hearing of it, Cooler goes to Earth to check it out. Eventually coming into contact with the Z-Warriors. A long fight later, and Cooler is killed by Goku via being thrown into the sun......Or so it would seem. An attack on the new Planet Namek brings the Z-Warriors back into another confrontation with him. Only now with a much sleeker body. Another tough fight ensures till it's revealed that Cooler isn't one person but a whole army of himself. Eventually Goku and Vegeta find out that none of these Coolers are the real one, and that the true Cooler is nothing more than a head that had grafted itself to a metal star, took it over and made robots of himself to carry out his revenge. But revealing himself proves to be his undoing and Goku and Vegeta manage to finish him off.
- Abusive Parents: Frieza in the series proper makes a comment implying this in regards to himself. Yet Cooler thinks of Frieza as having been spoiled rotten. If they're both telling the truth, then…OUCH.
- Adaptive Healing Factor: The Meta-Coolers' bodies automatically repair any and all damage they suffer and correct any design flaws that allowed that injury in the first place, essentially rendering them unable to be harmed the same way twice. When the computer that monitors him realizes that the flaw is that there's only one of him...
- Affably Evil: A zig-zag between this and Faux Affably Evil. He is one of the few characters who really cares about one of his soldiers, but still, he is almost as sadistic as his brother.
- Always Someone Better: He says that his brother was always trying to best him, but Cooler himself is basically Frieza +1. In addition to being much more powerful, he also possesses many abilities that Frieza notably lacked; he appears to be able to sense ki, he can control himself in his true form all the time, and he's higher in the hierarchy of the empire.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Played straight in his first movie, but averted in the second, the actual Cooler is weaker than a single Metal Cooler.
- Avenging the Villain: Played with; While his motive for attacking Goku is to avenge Frieza's death, he makes it clear that he never cared for Frieza either way, and seeks to restore their Family Honor, which he believes Frieza sullied by losing to Goku.
- Benevolent Boss: Unlike Frieza, Cooler seems to care for his troops, or at the very least does not abuse them in any way. It also explains why the Armored Squadron is more than willing to serve under Cooler.
- Badass: He flies straight through a 20X kaio-ken empowered Kamehameha wave with no damage at all, survives being blasted into the sun and then comes back as a cyborg by overpowering the mind of a mechanical Eldritch Abomination, and kicks the asses of TWO Super Saiyans, leaving both extremely exhausted after they (barely) manage to defeat him. Officially.
- Took a Level in Badass: In his first movie, Cooler is easily defeated by Goku when he turned Super Saiyan, while in his second movie, Cooler is able to fight against two Super Saiyans at the same time.
- Badass Army: The Metal Coolers.
- Blasphemous Boast: He said one before Goku blasted him into the sun: "It is I who decides who lives and who dies! All living things are mere playthings to me! No one can comprehend my power and cunning!"
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: He's implied to feel this way about blowing up planets.Cooler: Frieza's the one in charge of this quadrant. Let him clean up his own mess! I've got seven planets to destroy by the end of the day! Why should I allow myself to get behind schedule just to cover his mistake?
- Cain and Abel: He has no love for his brother. In fact, if Goku hadn't killed him, Cooler would've gladly done the job for him note . The only reason he even goes to Earth to avenge Frieza in the first place was because, in his opinion, Frieza disgraced their family name by losing to Goku and felt it was up to him to redeem it.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He described himself more cruel than his brother.
- Chessmaster Sidekick: He's similar to General Blue in this regard. Not only is he much stronger than his father and brother, but he also has more self control: he doesn't execute henchmen for nothing, doesn't go berserk when it looks like he's outmatched, doesn't underestimate opponents, and can control his power enough to be in his final form all the time (contrast Frieza, who had his first three forms specifically to limit his power, because he couldn't properly control and sustain it). He could easily overthrow them, yet he doesn't.
- Clipped Wing Angel: Becomes this after the Big Gete Star is partly disabled by Goku and Vegeta overloading it. He looks like a big, scary Meta-Cooler made of wires, but is taken down in only two attacks. Which, thanks to his Load-Bearing Boss properties, also made the Big Gete Star explode.
- Combat Pragmatist: After Goku manages to blast him off of Earth, Cooler briefly considers just blowing up the sun and letting Goku freeze to death. Once again, this is in contrast to his brother. Goku notes that if Frieza wanted to blow up the planet and let Goku suffocate, he couldn't really have done anything to stop him, yet Frieza prolongs the destruction of the planet to test Goku's abilities.
- Clone Army: The Metal Coolers.
- Conservation of Ninjutsu: Averted. Vegeta and Goku barely take down a Meta-Cooler that had previously been effortlessly smacking them around with a combined energy attack... only to be confronted by hundreds more immediately afterwards, each of which was just as strong as the original.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Metal Cooler.
- Evil Overlord: Similar to his brother, though Cooler seemingly outranks him.
- Family Honor: His motivation for attacking Goku. Cooler has no real love for Frieza, he only cares that Frieza has pretty much shamed their family for letting Goku kill him.
- Genre Savvy: When his minions encounter an enemy too powerful for them to beat he steps in himself almost immediately. Note that this is in stark contrast to his brother, who can't even be bothered to get out of his hoverchair until his entire army is killed. Later, upon realizing Goku's power is great enough to challenge him he distracts him with a ki attack before throwing a Planet Crusher at him, knowing Goku would either take it head on or dodge it and the planet would be destroyed which lets Cooler win anyway. It almost works. Furthermore, after Goku is badly wounded in their confrontation eariler and his minions believe him dead, Cooler knows otherwise and refuses to believe it until they find the body.
- He loses this trait after his Sanity Slippage after his first death though. He toys with Goku and Vegeta (and Piccolo, evidently) rather than simply vaporizing them and actually brings Goku and Vegeta to the core of the Big Gete Star to absorb their energy. This is despite the fact that a single Meta-Cooler was already one of the most powerful things in the universe (to say nothing of all ten billion of them...) and the core of the Big Gete Star was literally the only place where Goku and Vegeta could hurt him.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Not Cooler himself, but the Big Gete Star, which started off as a tiny little computer chip.
- Hurl It into the Sun: Via Goku's Kamehameha pushing his own Supernova back into him.
- Irony: For all his criticism regarding Frieza's inability to destroy all the Saiyans, the one Saiyan Cooler decided to let go turned out to be the one who would come to defeat them both.
- Kick the Dog:
- After beating Goku senseless, he laughs as he mourns over an injured bird.
- Earlier before that, he blasts an injured Piccolo in front of Goku just to spite him.
- Mask Power: His ultimate form.
- Me's a Crowd: After taking over the Big Gete Star and reviving himself as a cyborg, he gains the ability to mass produce hundreds of Metal Coolers.
- Mind over Matter: Just like his father and brother. He shatters the ground with his mind while bragging about his power.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: He had the chance to kill Goku long before he even made it to Earth. He didn't, and he and his brother lived to regret it.
- When he realizes this, it leads to his Villainous Breakdown.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: On Super Saiyan Goku and Vegeta, as Metal Cooler.
- Not So Stoic: He's The Stoic until he started going after Goku, fighting him with a Psychotic Smirk and Evil Laugh, and then suffered a ironic Sanity Slippage.
- Oh, Crap: His reaction to getting blasted into the sun.It's the star from this planet's solar system. Maybe I'll blow that up instead and let them all freeze to death in darkness. Wait a minute... I'm heading right for it!!
- One-Winged Angel: He even has an extra transformation that Frieza didn't have. Didn't do him much good.
- Pride Before a Fall: See the Blasphemous Boast above? He says that literally seconds before his defeat.
- Purple Is Powerful: Has far more of it visible on his body than his brother, whose also an example of this trope, and is also the stronger of the two.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: His father is King, thus making Cooler a Prince, but he still steps into the fight almost immediately to deal with those who crossed his family or his troops.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Especially in the Latin dub.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Cooler, Coola, Koola, Kula? Let's just chalk this one up to personal preference.
- For whatever reason, the Japanese writing of his name seems to be クウラ rather than クーラ. The latter is the more typical way of writing long vowels in foreign words and names.
- The Stoic: For the most part of the film, he tended to be calm and somewhat expressionless.
- Stronger Sibling: To Frieza, with even an extra transformation to run the point home.
- Superpowered Mooks/Wolf Pack Boss: The Metal Coolers in "The Return of Cooler." Unusually for this trope, a single Metal Cooler is much stronger than any of the protagonists, dealing out curb stomp battles to two Super Saiyans and a Super Namek.
- Teleport Spam: The favored technique of Meta-Cooler.
- Villainous Breakdown: He gets this when he's defeated the first time. Simply put, his last thoughts are "I don't believe it! I could have killed him! I let him go! I let him go!"
- The Japanese dialogue for the same scene sees him acknowledge that he screwed up just like Frieza did in letting Goku's pod escape, saying that "Frieza wasn't the only one that was too soft".
Android 13 (人造人間十三号; Jinzou Ningen Juusan-Gou)
Voiced by Kazuyuki Sogabe (Movie) and Moriya Endo (Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi) (Japanese)
Voiced by Chuck Huber
Voiced by Enrique Mederos (Latin American)Another Android that was created by Gero and completed by his computer long after his death. As with nearly all of Gero's androids, he only has one objective: kill Goku.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Inverted. He does what he's programmed to do: try to kill Goku.
- Always Accurate Attack: His S.S. Deadly Bomber which tracks its target like a heat-seeking missile.
- Combat Pragmatist: In his Super form. This is especially evident when he manages to punch Goku in the groin with his free arm (his other arm was grabbing his leg).
- Deep South: This "Red-Ribbon redneck" is possibly the only character in the Dragon Ball franchise who is from south of the Mason-Dixon line. note
- Evil Redhead: In his super mode.
- Groin Attack: One strong enough to knock a Super Saiyan back to their normal state.
- Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: Vegeta, Piccolo and Goku in the same five minutes. Apparently, it took them a while to realize it wasn't working. Vegeta got body-slammed, Piccolo got blasted, and Goku...well, see above.
- Super Mode: After absorbing parts from Androids 14 and 15.
Paragus (パラガス; Paragasu)
Voiced by Iemasa Kayumi (Japanese)
Voiced by Dameon Clarke (Funimation dub)
Voiced by Roberto Sen (Latin American)The father of Broly. A noble Saiyan warrior, Paragus was ordered to be executed with his son when King Vegeta decided Broly was a threat, but before his sentence could be carried out, Frieza attacked. Though still an infant, Broly's power awakened and saved both him and his father from Planet Vegeta's destruction. Broly's incredible power made him uncontrollable and violent, to the point of gouging out one of his father's eyes; Paragus then had a mind-control device created to keep his son docile.Years later, Paragus hatched a plan to build his own empire and gain revenge on the king's son, Prince Vegeta, by luring him to a planet about to be destroyed by a comet. Unfortunately for Paragus, Vegeta brought along Goku, whose hated presence snaps Broly out of his brainwashing. Just as Paragus tried to escape his son's wrath, Broly caught him and killed him.
- Asshole Victim: After Broly kills him.
- Badass Mustache
- Blatant Lies: In a desperate attempt to save himself from Broly, he tells him that he's preparing a rocket so that they can both escape Comet Camori, despite clearly being in an escape pod meant for one passenger. Broly isn't convinced for one second.
- The Dog Bites Back: After years of brainwashing, Broly crushes Paragus's escape pod while he's still in it.
- Just Between You and Me: He starts monologing and gives away his Evil Plan.
- Light Is Not Good: Dressed in a white cape, sporting a damaged eye, introducing himself as a humble servant of Vegeta, and presenting Vegeta a new planet to rule over as its king and restart the Saiyan race — just as soon as he defeated a "Legendary Super Saiyan". His true intentions are to leave Vegeta stranded on this planet, which is a complete ruins beyond the supposed throne city and is about to be bombed by a comet, so that he can restart Saiyan dominance for himself on Earth and rule over it with his son as his instrument of power.
- Offing the Offspring: Paragus tries to do this to Broly when the Restraining Bolt he put on him stops working. Alas, it doesn't work and Broly becomes a Self-Made Orphan after getting revenge on his old man.
- Sink the Lifeboats: Paragus tries to use his Escape Pod to flee from his rampaging son, Broly, and from the comet about to collide with the planet he had previously lured the Z-Fighters to. Unfortunately for him, Broly catches up to him, crushes the pod with his bare hands, and throws the remains into the comet.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Paragus tries to exact revenge on Vegeta for his father's actions.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Alternately "Baragus" or "Paragas".
- Take Over the World: He plans to conquer Earth because... well, it has nice scenery and a good location, or something.
- Theme Naming: After asparagus.
Broly/Broli (ブロリー; Burorii)
Voiced by: Bin Shimada (Japanese)
Kid Broly voiced by: Cynthia Cranz (Funimation dub)
Adult Broly voiced by: Vic Mignogna (Funimation dub)
Kid Broly voiced by: Lupita Leal (Latin American)
Adult Broly voiced by: Ricardo Brust, Enrique Cervantes (Movie 11) (Latin American)The legendary Super Saiyan, as in the first Saiyan to achieve Super Saiyan status. Right from birth he had a power level of 10,000. But his early life wasn't pleasant due to 1) The then baby Goku's constant crying next to him and 2) King Vegeta fearing that Broly would overthrow him and ordered him killed despite the protests of his father. Luckily for him, Frieza blew up the Saiyan homeworld and Broly's massive power saved both his and his father's lives. It didn't get any better after that however, especially when his father launches a campaign to rebuild the Saiyan empire which brings him back into conflict with Goku.After a very tough fight in which Broly practically trashes all the Z Fighters, he's eventually defeated and left for dead on a planet where a comet about to smash into. However by some fluke he manages to survive and get himself to Earth via a space pod. He enters a coma only coming out of it when hearing Goten crying and once more continues his rampage against the Saiyans but is once again beaten and seemingly finished when he's hurled into through the sun and has his heart ripped out at the other end. However his blood was collected and he wound up cloned in a misguided attempt to gain money. This time though, Broly comes back very deformed, slime covered and hardly resembling what he once was. After another lengthy fight, he beaten when the fluid covering him is solidified in water. A final Kamehameha finishes him for good.
- Adaptational Heroism: In Supersonic Warriors 2, see Heel-Face Turn for more details.
- A God Am I: Inversion: Broly, in the Japanese version of Movie 8 as well as a few of the games, has him describing himself as the devil in response to Piccolo's statement about him being a monster.Piccolo: Hmph! Damn monster, do your worst!Broly: Monster? Wrong, I'm the devil!
- Amazingly enough even the Italian dub retains that line (only with "Demonio" (fiend) instead of "Diavolo" (devil).
- Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 however plays it straight, substituting "devil" for "god" in his Dragon Universe phrase against Piccolo and in one of his winposes. Other video games keep the line as it was.
- Ax-Crazy: Made more frightening by his overwhelming power, and Trope Codifier for Ax-Crazy Blood Knight characters. His insanity makes Frieza and Cell seem normal and is on par with Kid Buu.
- Badass: Despite not having any self-control, he still kicks ass in all of his appearances, but it's best seen in his first movie, in which he beats the crap out of the Z Warriors without breaking a sweat. This is the most likely reason for him being a Breakout Villain, not to mention getting a Super Saiyan 3 transformation.
- Barrier Warrior — He has the most extensive use of a Deflector Shield in the entire franchise. In the Dragon Ball Z Budokai video game series, it even takes the place of dodging animations and stands as his second special move.
- Berserk Button: Anything resembling Goku. Or, as he likes to put it: "KAKAROTTOO~!".
- Thinking of Goku's crying when they were both 1-day old incensed him out of Paragus' mind control.
- Hearing Goten's whining angered him out of a seven year iceberg-coma.
- Blood Knight: Other than the obvious fact that he is a Saiyan, he is positively delighted when the Z-warriors refused to yield and are prepared to fight him to the bitter end.
- Broly: "Knowing you have no chance of victory, and yet you still fight on? You have my respect; you are truly worthy of your Saiyan blood!!"
- Bling of War: One piece counts as his Power Limiter (and possibly a Hypno Trinket) and is indistinguishable from his other gem-encrusted pieces of gold.
- Body Horror: When he transforms from regular Super Saiyan into his Legendary form, he bulks up so much that he literally busts out of his skin; the top layer of his skin tears off, he becomes horribly pale, like a corpse, and his pupils vanish.
- Breakout Villain: If his inumerous appearances in video games is not enough, he has the most of all movie characters by a long shot and even more than some main characters as well, the fact one of these games (Supersonic Warriors 2) actually redeems him should settle it.
- Heart Broken Badass: Taken VERY literally in regards to his demise in Second Coming. After being launched into the Sun by Goku, Gohan and Goten's Kamehameha, Broly screams "Kakarot!" and proceeds to have his heart explode in both directions, before eventually exploding himself.
- The Brute: One of the most Badass examples in anime, but he's merely a Dragon-in-Chief for his father in the first movie.
- Came Back Wrong/Clipped Wing Angel: He was cloned in the movie Bio-Broly. The culture fluid in his cloning tank combined with him rather horribly so that he more resembled "swamp monster" than "Saiyan".
- Also, it's implied in the same movie that Broly's clone was actually weaker than the original (for starters, Krillin managed to last while fighting Broly's clone, whereas in the previous movie, Broly OHKO-ed Krillin by blasting him into a cliff before Krillin could even land the first strike).
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Despite Bio-Broly mentioning that Broly was in Hell, and Fusion Reborn and the Super 17 Saga's plot involving the release of spirits from Hell into the living plane of existence, Broly does not reappear anywhere else, the former being even more notable as his Japanese voice actor, Bin Shimada, did voice work for that film, but for someone who was arguably even worse than Broly.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Both his hair and his Battle Aura have a slight green tint when he enters his Legendary Super Saiyan form.
- When Broly turns into a regular, non-Legendary Super Saiyan, his Restraining Bolt makes his hair turn blue instead of golden.
- Competitive Balance: One might remember Broly being a lot faster in his debut movie than he is in video games, this was clearly made to stick him in The Brute role and disregard his Lightning Bruiser stats to even things out in the games; hits hard and moves slowly, rather than the broken hits hard and moves fast.
- Averted in his Super Saiyan 3 Transformation, where he is back to being a Lightning Bruiser.
- Dark Messiah: Broly is the Saiyan race's messiah. The Legendary Super Saiyan, a born paragon of everything their race stands for; fighting, killing, and destruction.
- Did You Actually Believe?: Broly says this regarding Paragus' belief that he'd die from Comet Camori colliding with New Planet Vegeta shortly after exacting revenge on his father, implying that he's strong enough to survive the destruction of the planet in his LSSJ form.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He hates Goku with a murderous passion because shortly after they were both born, Goku's crying bothered him.
- The Dog Bites Back: See Self-Made Orphan.
- The Dreaded: Even Vegeta was terrified of him.
- Emerald Power: Contrary to any other Super Saiyan, his aura is greenish. Implied to be a result of the Mind Control device that was used on him.
- Evil Counterpart: Shares many similarities with Goku, such as being born almost simultaneously and sharing character elements from the original Monkey King of Journey to the West. See Mythology Gag below for more details.
- Also being a much more unstable version of Gohan with a less supportive father.
- A number of fans noted he's basically a pure-blooded Saiyan version of Future Trunks: He has a similar relationship with his father, with him being far more powerful than him, and in addition to his normal Super Saiyan form, he has another transformation that significantly bulks him up, gives him Prophet Eyes etc.
- Flanderization: Broly in video games, some only potrays him as someone who just can't speak anything but "Kakarot!" and obviously lost his mind; similar to the characterization he had on his second movie, in which could be justified that his first defeat took its toll on his already unstable sanity. Other games, recent ones at that, goes with his original characterization, a mad brute who still can talk properly and even when attacking random targets he knows exactly what he is doing.
- Flat Character: He hates Kakarot and he's really powerful. That's all there really is to know about Broly.
- Freudian Excuse: The eighth movie heavily implies that, besides Kakarot's crying, one of the biggest reasons for the way he is is because of life-threatening events related to Broly's birth. King Vegeta was so scared of his abnormal power that he tried to execute him as a child. He survived, only to watch as Frieza destroyed Planet Vegeta (according to Shin Budokai, this is what made him so unhinged in general). Later on in life, his father placed him under the control of a slave crown, initially out of fear of his power, but afterwards, he was used to destroy even more planets than before against his own will, which probably factored more hate into his father.
- Heel-Face Turn: In Supersonic Warriors 2, Broly's story is one big Alternate Continuity, at one point after his usual rampages he hits his head and loses his memory while on earth, Mr. Satan finds Broly and makes him a disciple, even after regaining his memories later and fighting Goku in a fit of rage, Mr. Satan manages to calm him down, eventually Broly becomes a good guy; the game still implies he can't stand being near Goku though.
- Human Popsicle: From the beginning of his second movie appearance until he's woken up by Goten's whining.
- Hypno Trinket: For the first half of the movie, Broly was wearing a crown that was heavily implied to have brainwashed Broly and sapped his will and emotions. It was placed on him by his father, Paragus, originally because he was scared of his power level, but after actually placing it onto Broly (who, going by the flashback, was unwilling to even allow Paragus to put it on him), he decided to use Broly as a little toy, namely destroy a lot more planets than Broly himself destroyed when he was a kid (again, against Broly's will).
- The Juggernaut: To call him a "nigh-unstoppable mass of pain and destruction" is putting it VERY mildly. He spends pretty much every second that he's in his Legendary Super Saiyan form steamrolling whatever unlucky souls happen to be in his line of sight. At one point, he even implies that he's powerful enough to survive an immense comet plowing through the planet ("Did he [Paragus] really think I would die just because this planet was about to explode?!")
- Given that he survived the destruction of Planet Vegeta by Frieza by creating a force field, while less than a week old, this is likely true.
- Kick the Dog: He blew up a planet just to see the looks on the former inhabitants' faces.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: He kills his father and then throws his corpse at Comet Camori. You would feel bad for Paragus if you overlook the fact he enslaved an entire race of people to do his bidding and brainwashed his own son for god-knows-how long.
- Knight of Cerebus: While Frieza and Buu still have some comedic traits, and Cell was repeatedly ridiculed in hell (later), Broly is a disturbingly straight example, without comedic or cartoonish traits. This serves to make his Ax-Crazy behavior stand out amongst the rest of the DBZ villain armada.
- Lack of Empathy: He's so insane that it is very hard for him to feel empathy. However, he's at least honest about it and doesn't try to manipulate people by pretending to be empathic.
- Laughing Mad: On par with Kid Buu.
- Leitmotif: 10's by Pantera, which starts up after he transforms into the Legendary Super Saiyan.
- Light Is Not Good: He's dressed like some sort of regal/holy being, and is also implied to be the Saiyan equivalent of the Messiah. In his purest form, he's a self-described devil.
- Probably qualifies as Pure Is Not Good as well, given the fact that he was able to gain the Super Saiyan transformation at what is implied to be childhood, which was stated to require a pure heart for him to do so.
- Lightning Bruiser: When fully transformed, he has the notable tactic of dodging an attack easily, then taking the next attack in the face just to show that it wouldn't have worked anyway, the walks through the attack before fully reversing the flow of action relentlessly attacking despite whatever amount of offense received.
- Major Injury Underreaction: Amazingly enough, considering how most villains react to injury in the series. When Goku manages to kick Broly in the jaw hard enough to make him bleed, not only does he barely even react, just giving a smirk, he actually treats it as though it weren't a big deal and licks off the wound. In fact, the only one to overreact over the minor injury was Goku when he witnessed Broly licking off the wound.(Broly turns to Goku with his mouth bleeding, then smirks and licks off the wound)Goku: Eew! That was completely unnecessary! Disgusting!
- Morality Pet: Mr. Satan acts as this for him in Supersonic Warriors 2.
- Mythology Gag: Broly, like our main hero, is also partially based on the Son Goku of Journey to the West. This is alluded to by the fact he is restrained by a golden headband that reinforces obedience through pain, much like how the headband that imprisoned the epynomous Monkey King causes him mindless agony whenever Tripitaka chants the mantra of obedience. This gag makes sense considering Broly is after all Goku's Evil Counterpart.
- My Death Is Only The Beginning: Kind of: Although he certainly did not intend to end up mortally wounded by a supercharged Goku, he certainly recovered and was heavily implied to have grown stronger during the seven year coma he had as a result of recovering from his injury.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Half of the eighth movie is basically him beating the snot out of the heroes.
- And he even implies that he's not even using his full strength to do so.
- No Infantile Amnesia: See Disproportionate Retribution. Also, it is also implied in Shin Budokai that, besides remembering Goku crying, he also remembers when Frieza destroying Planet Vegeta and his powers awakening to allow him to escape.
- No One Could Survive That: Seriously.
- First movie, he ends up being punched in the gut, a process that seems to literally tear him apart. Subverted in Movie 10 had him being Killed Off for Real by losing his heart after being engulfed by three beams that carried him through the sun (although it wasn't until Movie 11, Bio-Broly, that this was made quite clear, even though it caused a few plotholes such as one of the characters, Maloja, stating it even though he was nowhere to be seen at the battle)
- Omnicidal Maniac: Even more so than all but one DBZ villain, which speaks volumes.
- Painful Transformation: A closer look at his Legendary Super Sayan trasformation in the 8th movie shows signs of this, one can see Broly's mouth and eye sockets being ripped wide open, this lead many to believe that his muscles don't just grow with the transformation, but literally burst from within his body in a painful manner.
- Person of Mass Destruction: More so than the majority of DBZ villains. In the intro of the 8th movie alone he wipes out an entire galaxy in one go, making it vanish entirely in seconds (even though that would be physically impossible).
- It's possibly a visual representation of what he did to the Southern Galaxy over time.
- Probably not, since King Kai felt it all vanish in one go. If it was over time he would have sent in Goku sooner to stop Broly.
- It's possibly a visual representation of what he did to the Southern Galaxy over time.
- Power Limiter: A hypno-crown made by his dad in his debut movie.
- Prophet Eyes: in his Legendary form.
- Psychic Powers: Implied in Broly: Second Coming, where he is seen strangling Goten in a manner that resembled a Force Choke.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Has shades of this, probably because he's been under constant mind control since he was a kid. While he's transforming into the Legendary Super Saiyan, his screams sound like a crying child.
- Sanity Slippage: Big time. By the time of Second Coming, he's so beyond crazy that he can't tell Gohan and Goten apart from their dad, who by this point has been dead for seven years.
- Say My Name: He always shouts "Kakarot!", to the point it's like a catchphrase for him. It's even a powerup move in the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi games.
- Screaming Warrior: Ow, my poor vocal chords.
- Self-Made Orphan: He did this by crushing his father's space-pod with him inside after he tried to leave him to die by a comet hitting the planet. Then again, considering what his father subjected him to after putting that power limiter/hypno trinket on him and later attempting to abandon Broly shortly before his demise, Paragus did deserve it.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Broly, Brolly or Broli?
- And, of course, there are the "Romanizers" who insist it's Burorii.
- The problem with "Brolly" is it's the English slang for umbrella.
- Sphere Factor: His Ki is depicted this way.
- Sickly Green Glow: His Legendary aura.
- Sicker still when you consider no other character has a green aura.
- Sucking-In Lines: His energy more often condenses from the atmosphere into his shield and Energy Balls than directly from his body. The entire area goes green before the sphere shrinks down to useful density.
- Theme Naming: After Broccoli. Roshi (while drunk) even calls him such at one point.
- True Final Boss: From the Nintendo DS RPG Dragon Ball Kai: Attack of The Saiyans, bonus points for appearing right after the first Goku vs. Vegeta battle.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Subverted. He looks like this, and fights like this, but he's actually a capable martial artist. He's just so strong he can tank his way through anything.
- Unstoppable Rage: Apparently, he doesn't like Goku very much.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: His common attire.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Both played straight and subverted. Although his power may have something to do with his Ax-Crazy nature, it is also heavily implied that the life-threatening experiences that he had to endure the day of his birth had a LOT to do with his insanity, perhaps even more than his actual power level itself (which was stated to be 10,000 as a newborn). It is known, however, that as his power is perpetually growing, it's doing his already-imbalanced mentality no favors, by the ended reducing him to a screaming madman who can only say "KAKAROT!".
- Wolverine Publicity: He's so popular a character he appears in three movies and fourteen fighting games, among other things, and he got a Super Saiyan 3 form in Raging Blast. Heck, he's also popular enough to appear even in fighting games where Movie characters are normally excluded, such as Burst Limit (with the only other character to meet this standard being Bardock).
- Just fourteen fighting games is a little narrow minded, even more as he appeared in other game genres as well:
- Dragon Ball Z Super Butouden 2 (Fighting/SNES), Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury (Action & RPG/GBA), Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu (Fighting/GBA), Dragon Ball Z: Sagas (Action/Multiplatform), Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 (Fighting/PS2), Dragon Ball Z: Super Sonic Warriors 2 (Fighting/NDS), Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 1, 2 and 3 (Fighting/PS2 as for 1, Multi for the rest), Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai and Another World (Fighting/PSP), Dragon Ball Z: Infinity World (Fighting/PS2), Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (Fighting/Multiplatform), Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast 1 and 2 (Fighting/Multiplatform), Dragon Ball Z: Attack of The Saiyans (Action & RPG/NDS), Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team (Fighting/PSP), Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butōden (Fighting/NDS), Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi (Fighting/Multiplataform). Total of 19 games.
- Attack of The Saiyans so far is the best example of his Wolverinism, the game was made on the recent, at the time, success of Dragon Ball Kai in Japan so the storyline only went as far as the first epic fight with Goku against Vegeta; with the final boss, in this case Vegeta, defeated you could still free-roam around to get a few extras. Fighting Broly is one of these extras as he is the harder extra final boss; thus Broly managed to appear in a continuity where he SHOULD not have ever been seen, while the Broly trilogy defies the canon continuity of the series, but in this game he managed to appear even before Frieza!
- Just fourteen fighting games is a little narrow minded, even more as he appeared in other game genres as well:
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: See Freudian Excuse.
- Worthy Opponent: He definitely has some kind of twisted respect for Goku, he just hates the hell out of him at the same time.
- Would Hit a Girl: He had no problem attacking Videl in "Broly: Second Coming."
- Would Hurt a Child: He had no qualms with fighting Goten and Trunks.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Not you, Hercule. Broly's fighting style is more like wrestling moves than the lightning fast movements of the characters in the main series.
- You Gotta Have Lime-Green/Blue/Purple Hair: Subverted. Although Broly in the 8th Movie, when going Super Saiyan, does have blue hair (purple hair if it is dark outside), it was implied that this was not natural, but a side-effect of his Restraining Bolt. In Second Coming, his hair is the usual golden as a Super Saiyan.
Hatchiyack (ハッチヒャック; Hatchihyakku)
Voiced by Yusaku Yara (Version 1993) and Hideo Ishikawa (Raging Blast 2)
Voiced by Christopher Sabat (Funimation dub)A being from the video game Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku, which was later adapted into the OVA Plan to Eradicate All Saiyans. A supercomputer created by Dr. Raichi to enact revenge against the Saiyans as he a Tuffle, a race that inhabited the planet that would become Planet Vegeta after the Saiyans took it over.
- So Last Season: Stated to have the same power level as Broly (more specifically his Movie 8 incarnation), the heroes have an easier time with him presumably because they since got stronger after their fight with Broly. They still have a lot of trouble though as one ending requires a spirit bomb and the other requires taking advantage of its Artificial Stupidity
- Theme Naming: An alternative reading of the first two Chinese characters in yaoya, which is a shop that sells — you guessed it — fruits and vegetables.
Voiced by: Tomoko Maruo (Japanese), Colleen Clinkenbeard (Funimation dub), Belinda Martínez (Latin American)
Bojack's henchwoman, with long curly orange hair and pointed ears.
- Action Girl: Easily defeated Krillin, with very little effort.
- Dark Action Girl: Considering she's a bad guy.
- Affably Evil: According to the pre-battle comments in the videogames, she is very polite, well-spoken, cool, and somewhat sarcastic.
- Alas, Poor Villain: At the end of the movie, she is betrayed and killed by Bojack. A lot of fans feel sorry for her.
- Beauty Is Bad: And Krillin certainly agrees.
- Blood Knight
- Breakout Villain: Incredibly, she is very popular among fans.
- The Chick
- The Dragon: For Bojack.
Bojack: You would defy me?Zangya: Stop trying to pretend you're the boss!
- The Starscream: In the video games.
- Evil Redhead
- Flat Character: Only had one line in the movie. In the games, however, they give her more personality.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Krillin expressed attraction towards her in the movie, and in the Budokai Tenkaichi games.
- Humanoid Alien
- Icy Blue Eyes
- Muscles Are Meaningless: She's at least stronger than Frieza, but is even thinner than 18.
- Pirate Girl
- Space Pirates
- The Stoic: No one knows almost nothing about her personality and remains almost the entire movie with this trait.
- Not So Stoic: She is very scared once she sees Gohan transformed into SSJ 2.
- Villainesses Want Heroes: In the Budokai Tenkaichi games, she makes it very clear she thinks Krillin is cute and hints at wanting him. Android 18 does not approve of this.Zangya: Your man's kinda cute.18: Skank.
- Would Hurt a Child: She has no problem attacking Gohan.
Bojack (ボージャック; Boujakku)
Voiced by: Tesshō Genda (Japanese), Bob Carter (Funimation dub), César Soto (Latin American)An alien with nothing more than universal conquest on the mind. Crashes a tournament the heroes attend, a major fight breaks out, winds up facing Gohan and meets his end by the younger Saiyan's hands in the end.
- Aliens Are Bastards
- Bad Boss: As his beautiful henchwoman Zangya finds out the hard way.
- Blood Knight: His introduction quote even has him remarking that it has been a long time since he has snapped a person's neck.
- Evil Redhead
- Humanoid Alien
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: What Gohan eventually did to him after transforming into a Super Saiyan 2, although unlike Super Android 13 or Broly (kind of), this didn't quite finish him. The beam attacks sure did, however.
- Kick the Dog: When Bojack mercilessly hugs Gohan, he nearly killed him. Gets another when he kills his own henchwomen Zangya.
- Meaningful Name: His name comes from the Japanese word bōjakubujin, which means "arrogance" or "audacity".
- Theme Naming: All of his minions have names that fall in line with their evil traits.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Inside a star, even.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Is about as strong as Cell, if not stronger. Unfortunately for him, he came after Gohan had unlocked a form that ultimately made that a cake walk.
- Space Pirates: Which of course gets mocked in Dragon Ball Z Abridged wherein he talks just like a cartoon pirate.
- Super Mode: His race can do something similar to Saiyans turning Super Saiyan.
- Would Hit a Girl: He had no problem attacking and killing his female minion Zangya.
- Would Hurt a Child: He had no qualms with fighting Gohan.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He blasts through his female minion Zangya just to get to Gohan.
Voiced by Bin Shimada (Japanese)
Voiced by Christopher Sabat (Funimation dub)
Voiced by Enrique Mederos (Latin American)One of the revived villains in Fusion Reborn, and the secondary main antagonist compared to Janemba. He is the main threat for the living world, though Goten and Trunks mop him up pretty easily once they fuse into Gotenks.
- Adolf Hitlarious: He was never taken seriously for even one second.
- A Nazi by Any Other Name: Do we really need to address how he fits into the trope?
- Ghostapo: A zombie Nazi.
- Harmless Villain: He's really kind of an idiot. He only keeps Trunks and Goten busy due to the sheer number of his zombie troops.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: An obvious stand-in for Adolf Hitler.
- No Name Given: "Dictator" is just his name in the credits.
- No Swastikas: His hat and armband have a plain X on them instead of a swastika.
- Our Zombies Are Different: All of the risen dead in Fusion Reborn are undead of some sort (mostly zombies and skeletons, but some ghosts). The Dictator is apparently also a zombie, but inexplicably well-preserved.
- Putting on the Reich: Again, it's obvious he's based on Hitler.
- Zerg Rush: It's how he runs rampant over the city, and how he and his soldiers end up destroyed by Gotenks' ghosts.
Janenba / Janemba (ジャネンバ; Janenba)
Voiced by Tesshō Genda (Japanese)
Voiced by Jim Foronda (Janempa) and Kent Williams (Janemba)
Voiced by Víctor Ugarte (Janempa) and José Luis Castañeda (Janemba)A demon that was created from the evils of a machine that exploded in the afterlife and grafted onto the ogre that was watching it. First started off as a fat child like yellow being (referred to as "Janempa", with a p, in the Funimation dub). But after Goku trounces that form, it tranforms into a more fight-abled body that needed Gogeta to defeat him.
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: He doesn't cut things with it. He cuts things with the draft from swinging it.
- Blood Knight: Really debatable with the first form, definitely the case with the second; as he laughs manically seeing his sword crumble due to Vegeta's power.
- Big Red Devil: Not all that big, especially compared to his original form. But it is still very tall.
- Bishonen Line
- Deader Than Dead: Gogeta completely destroyed Janemba, freeing the ogre who had been turned into Janemba.
- Expy: Give Majin Buu a devil motif and skip Super Buu, and this is more or less what you get.
- Kaiju: His first form.
- Made of Evil: Literally the embodiment of all the evil in Hell condensed within one person.
- Meaningful Name: Janemba's name appears (though has never been confirmed) to be a combination of janen ("wicked thought") and shōnenba (a situation that reveals one's true character). His true character is a mass of pure evil from all the souls that have been cleansed.
- One-Winged Angel: Goes from fat and jolly to full Cerebus Syndrome.
- Pokémon Speak: In his first form.
- Psychopathic Manchild: First form definitely.
- Reality Warper: He notably turned Hell into a jelly-bean covered playground, and revived all the deceased villains.
- The Power of Creation: Hints of this. After all, the "jelly beans" seems to come from nowhere but the air itself, and in one instance during his fight with Goku, he counters his Kamehameha by creating a miniature Goku doing the same technique with just as much power. Even he seemed impressed by that.
- Rubber Man
- Sadist: When he had Goku trapped, he took his sweet time chopping away the surroundings of Goku's prison just to see him sweat a little before he'd finish him off.
- Super Mode
- Sword Beam
- Thinking Up Portals
- Unskilled, but Strong: Strongly implied to have serious issues with this, especially in his first form, as at times he seemed perplexed by the extent of his own powers, and Goku gave him a good run for a good portion of their fight before he turned Super Saiyan 3 and forced a transformation to fix this.
- Verbal Weakness: As a powerful as he is, he's still like a sensitive child and can be literally hurt or have his hold over a realm broken... by childish insults.
The last member of a cult that worshiped Hirudegarn. He kills Tapion's brother Minotia at the start of the movie, unleashing Hirudegarn's lower half. He then tricks the main characters into summoning Shenron so he can release Tapion, along with Hirudegarn's upper half.
Hirudegarn (ヒルデガーン; Hirudegaan)
Voiced by Shin Aomori (Japanese)
Voiced by Robert McCollum (Funimation dub)
Voiced by Gustavo Melgarejo (Latin American)A ancient being of nothing but pure destruction. It was defeated by a race of aliens known as the Konatsians who managed to split it in two and seal it within two brothers, who were themselves sealed in two music boxes and shot across the galaxy for good measure. Sure enough, however, an evil wizard named Hoi decides he'd like to set the abomination free. He succeeds but only winds up unleashing the monster on Earth, causing a rampage that the Z-Warriors have to deal with.
- Achilles' Heel: It's stated not to be as hard to fight if you can rid yourself of your fear of it, but this is difficult given the approach Hirudegarn takes
- Intense emotions also drain its energy, greatly weakening it. Goku manages to use it to his advantage by taunting Hirudegarn constantly throughout their battle, and is able to weaken it enough to destroy it.
- Cutting off its tail (only possible with the blessed sword Tapion carries) causes it to lose some of its Intangible Man ability.
- Eldritch Abomination: Is less a character than a force of nature.
- God of Evil: A deity of apocalyptic destruction given life through his animated idol.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: The two halves are either separate, or on opposite sides of a mobile portal. It's like a really weird form of Detachment Combat, though we only see either the lower half or the combined form.
- Intangible Man: Unless you cut off its tail, he can turn into mist to avoid attacks. Worse, he doesn't seem to give off any Ki, so it's difficult to get a bead on him.
- Kaiju: Wrath of the Dragon is basically what happens when the animators get drunk and agree to "wouldn't it be cool if Goku gets to fight Godzilla?" (There's even a couple of shots of the military attempting to stop him, to no avail.)
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Whether or not it was an accident, after being freed from Tapion three times, Hirudegarn proceeds to crush its "master" Hoi. No one cares since the guy killed Tapion's brother, tricked the Z-Fighters into helping him, and killed a majority of people in West City.
- Lightning Bruiser: His Intangible Man trick means he can strike from unexpected angles, a bit like Janenba above. Unlike Janenba, he strikes from completely unexpected angles and hits like a meteorite - the effect is that he's extremely good at knocking out the Z Warriors with a couple of hits, even knocking Gotenks apart at one point.
- One-Winged Angel: Shedding its outer layer like a monstrous cicada to reveal an even more powerful, nightmarishly insectoid form beneath.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Two separate, people-shaped cans, who both become Sealed Good in a Can to make certain (and are both banished to opposite sides of the universe, in music boxes that can't be opened). It still isn't enough, proving this trope is doomed from the outset.
- Super Mode: His second, winged mode doesn't do much besides let him fly.
Abo and Kado/Aka
Abo (アボ) and Kado (カド) / Aka (アカ)
Abo voiced by Yusuke Numata
Kado voiced by Kazunari Tanaka
Aka voiced by Yasunori MasutaniTwo alien brothers featured in the OVA Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!. They originally served Frieza but wound up on their own after his death. They chase after Tarble and Gure, winding up on Earth and coming into confrontation with the Z-Fighters.Formidable on their own, Abo and Kado can merge into a single, even more powerful being called Aka.
- All There in the Manual: Aka's name isn't given in the OVA itself; Gotenks just calls him "Abokado", combining the brothers' names.
- Breath Weapon: "Wahaha no... Ha!!", a ball of energy similar to those used by Frieza, expelled from Aka's mouth.
- Defeat Means Friendship
- Doppelgänger Attack
- Evil Laugh: Weaponized with the "Wahaha no Ha!!"
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Originally they were just Faceless Mooks to Frieza, but after he died, they became just as strong and dangerous as their boss.
- Fusion Dance: Into Aka.
- Punny Name: Avocado.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: These two are roughly as powerful as Frieza by the time of the OVA. However, since the OVA takes place after Buu has been defeated, that means they're barely a threat to the protagonists, something which the narrator comments on at the end.
- Spikes of Villainy: On Aka's face, shoulders, and arms.
Voiced by Ryūsei NakaoA space pirate and the main antagonist from the TV special, Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock. He is an ancestor of Frieza, but, since it's not clear how long his species live for, it's also not clear how distant of an ancestor he is.
- Bad Boss: Quite possibly even worse than Frieza himself; at one point, he nonchalantly kills one of his minions for simply blocking his view, and that was when he was in a good mood.
- Foreshadowing: Before he dies, he tells his crew to warn his family of the threat of the Super Saiyan.
- Jerkass: He is very nasty, arrogant and ruthless, like Frieza as well.
- Kick the Dog: Callously attacking Berry, nearly killing him.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: His age is unclear, but he's significantly smaller (and rounder) than the other members of his race.
- Superpowerful Genetics: Apparently Frieza's power is hereditary.
Beerus (ビルス; Birusu)
Voiced by Koichi Yamadera (Japanese)
Voiced by Jason Douglas (English)
Voiced by José Luis Orozco (Latin American)
The main antagonist in the movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. Beerus is the God of Destruction, who destroys planets to make room for new ones, and balances out the Gods of Creation, the Kaioshin. After receiving a vision of the so-called "Super Saiyan God" making a Worthy Opponent for him, he shows up on earth. Despite his dreaded "profession", he's a surprising exception to the commonly sadistic monster that a Dragon Ball Z villain usually is.note
- Affably Evil: Playful and goofy while in his own home, easily acclimates himself to the festivities of Bulma's party, and even politely apologizes for his rude behavior to the hostess.
- Adorkable: Once you get to know him, Beerus is a polite and likable Man Child who is quick to make friends, and acts like the lazy, affectionate, fun loving overgrown cat that he is instead than the God that he should be.
- Always Someone Better: Besides Perfect Cell, he is the only warrior that Goku has fought to be this, and then he reveals that there's even more powerful characters in the series.
- Ambiguously Evil: By the end of the film, it's not clear just how serious he was about destroying Earth. He could have done it without breaking a sweat at any point, but he kept "letting himself get distracted."
- Ax-Crazy: Especially when he is in a bad mood in his Disproportionate Retribution moments. Adding to that he has extremely sharp personality changes, he can vary from a calmed guy to incredibly crazy, irrational and extremist if he gets angry.
- Badass: If the fact that he's the God of Destruction isn't convincing enough, how about curb-stomping Super-Saiyan 3 Goku with a finger?
- Even more of this, when it reveals that he was using 70% against Super Saiyan God Goku; yes, Beerus is stronger than the strongest power-up in the series.
- He's so high above everyone elsenote that when you beat him in Dragon Ball Xenoverse his most common loss quote is less that of someone who just got his ass kicked and more that of someone who just got a fun workout with an opponent that managed to impress him—as though this was his battle with Goku in the movie.
- Badass Boast:"Is there nobody on Earth more worthy to destroy…?"
- The Bad Guy Wins: He's the only movie character and villain at this point of the series, to defeat Goku, and far surpass him, even with an additional power-up. Then again the point wasn't really to beat him, just give him a good fight. Which Goku manages to accomplish.
- Balance Between Good and Evil: Is supposed to maintain the balance in the universe by destroying planets so new ones can be created, although he had spent many years in slumber. The kais are the gods of creation and such.
- Been There, Shaped History: He was the reason the Saiyans were destroyed and is the reason King Kai's planet is so small.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Be careful around this friendly, polite and fun-loving Deity. Like all cats, Beerus has a mercurial temperament and is prone to violent mood-swings that can be set off by the most petty of reasons; do remember he is the same God who used King Vegeta's head as a footstool in front of his own son Prince Vegeta while making him treat him to an Eight-Course Banquet, and that was when he was in a good mood...
- Big Bad: In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. Though considering his demeanor, the title is debatable.
- Bigger Bad: An almost casually thrown-away line reveals just how influential he is to the way Dragon Ball Universe was shaped."By the way, Whis my good man; while I was sleeping, has that Frieza fellow destroyed Planet Vegeta for me? That King Vegeta was SO stingy with the dinner he invited me to! I could have done so myself, but it was just so far away! And I must say that Frieza was a pretty rotten chap too, so arrogant and self absorbed. Shall I destroy him also the next time we pay him a visit?"
- In addition, it's been revealed he was the one who sealed Old Kai in the Z Sword.
- Big Eater: His greatest joy in life is sampling new gourmet foods, and it is THIS sense of Skewed Priorities that almost gave Earth its (second) Apocalypse.
- Blood Knight: The plot is him basically trying to find the Super Saiyan God so he can fight him.
- Blue and Orange Morality/Jerkass Gods: Somewhere in there, at least. He's the God of Destruction, it's his job to destroy worlds so it makes sense he doesn't see anything morally wrong with his actions. It's actually established that old planets have to be destroyed so new planets can be born; the problem with Beerus is that he acts independently of the Supreme Kais (even worse now that there's only two of them left), chooses what planets he will destroy at his leisure, and he can and will destroy even important planets without a second thought if he's irritated enough.
- The Bully: His treatment of King Vegeta can only be described as this.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He is so immature he needs Whis as constant Butler/Nanny to remind him about waking up in the morning, good manners and brushing his teeth before going to sleep. See Adorkable above for more details.
- Cats Are Mean: He is an antagonist and has a cat-like appearance. Though he actually averts this — he's rather friendly when he's not angered or annoyed.
- Curbstomp Battle: Him vs. anybody besides Super Saiyan God Goku. Which itself, turns out to be a subverted trope; he's just as massively over SSG Goku as he was everyone else (at least in practical terms), with the only reason for that fight not being a curbstomp being Beerus holding back a truly massive amount of power. He claims he only used 70%.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Played with. Goku is defeated, and Beerus befriends him.
- Disproportionate Retribution:
- The real reason that The Saiyan race was exterminated? King Vegeta did not give Beerus a sumptuous enough banquet, so he ordered Frieza to destroy Planet Vegeta because he couldn't be bothered to do it himself. Eek.
- Also, he decides that he wants to destroy the Earth because Majin Buu ate all of the custard puddings at Bulma's birthday after Beerus asked him if he could have one or two of them. To be fair, going by Willfully Weak he's entirely bluffing.
- When Beerus shows up at King Kai's place, he remarks that he remembered it being larger. Whis has to remind him that that it was larger, but after King Kai beat Beerus at a game of Hide and Seek, the God of Destruction threw a temper tantrum and blasted the bejeezus out of the planet, reducing it to its current size.
- Don't Fear the Reaper: In a roundabout way, but Beerus is the God of Destruction in the Dragon Ball Z Universe, albeit a goofy and likable God of Destruction.
- Don't Make Me Take My Belt Off: Hilariously spanks the Super Saiyan out of Gotenks.
- The Dreaded: Every other God in the Dragon Ball universe fears him. Even Shenlong fears Beerus. Vegeta likewise fears him and tries everything he can to make it so he won't be annoyed on Earth.
- Exact Words: Threatens to destroy Earth if Goku loses to him. He never said when he'd have to do so, however. And what a shame, his fight with Goku's left him too tired to do it for now.
- Evil Is Petty: Though more Ambiguously Evil, he has a history of destroying planets for pretty petty reasons, such as losing at video games or being denied food. It's actually lampshaded when he is about to go to Earth from King Kai's planet:King Kai: You're not planning to destroy it or anything, are you?
Beerus: As long as nothing that happens there annoys me.
- Final Boss: Beerus is the strongest being to ever be fought in the Z franchise, and Battle of Gods takes place after all of the story arcs in the series.
- Even when Goku went Super Saiyan God, he was still stronger.
- Fingerpoke Of Doom: Defeated SSJ3 Goku with a finger flick and a light karate chop, Piccolo with Pressure Point attacks while wielding CHOPSTICKS, and Vegeta with a light tap to the forehead.
- He also has an Up to Eleven version of Frieza's Death Beam.
- Fun Personified: Quite a friendly, gregarious and likable fella actually; he readily joins in the food, song, laughter and dance (yes, he lets loose some truly funky breakdance moves) in the festivities of Bulma's Birthday Party. Just like Goku, he enjoys making dear friends and spending quality time with them as much as he likes battle.
- God of Evil: The God of Destruction. Though evil may be too strong of a word, considering he's just doing his job.
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- The Heavy: The plot of Battle of Gods is moved entirely by Beerus' desires.
- Hot-Blooded: He has a fierce temper and lets his anger get the best of him. Though a good fight will calm him down.
- I Gave My Word: When he makes a promise he will keep it. Though he can find loopholes in his own words like pretending to be exhausted and saying he'll do it another day.
- It's What I Do: He's the God of Destruction. Destroying things is what he does. He's chillingly apathetic about destroying planets for petty reasons, but at the same also doesn't take any sadistic pleasure in it either, making him both the most dangerous and least evil villain in Dragon Ball Z at the same time.Beerus: (in a bored tone) "The pudding is gone... The Super Saiyan God isn't here... Guess it's destruction time."
- Invincible Villain: Even with The Hero's additional power-up, it didn't even make him go a third of his power.
- Japanese Pronouns: Interestingly for the Final Boss of the Dragon Ball Universe, Beerus uses exclusively polite pronouns, from the gentle-polite-masculine "Boku" to refer to himself (much like Gohan) instead of the coarse-masculine "Ore" (EVERY other adult-male of DBZ), and "Kimi" (affectionately-polite form of "My Good Sir/Good Madame") to refer to everyone. Note that unlike Frieza, this polite and affectionate vocabulary is used in a quite sincere and not-at-all sarcastic manner.
- Karma Houdini: Probably the only straight example in the entire franchise. While he's friendlier and less evil than Frieza, Cell, or Buu, still gets away with some unpleasant actions: cruelly used King Vegeta's head as a footstool in front of his own son Prince Vegeta while making him treat him to an Eight-Course Banquet, knowing that he is much weaker than him and with no possibility of defense, ordered Frieza to destroy the planet of the Saiyans just because the King's banquet wasn't good enough, and has been responsible for numerous genocides throughout the universe. Then again, being the God of Destruction, this is basically his job, and destroying the Saiyans could count as an extreme example of Kick the Son of a Bitch considering their barbaric nature at the time.
- Kick the Dog: Not counting how he beat on Bulma, he admits in an offhanded comment that he was the one who told Frieza to destroy Planet Vegeta in the first place.
- Lean and Mean: Despite not having much muscle mass, he's easily the strongest antagonist in the series
- Loophole Abuse: He said he'd destroy Earth, he never said he'd have to destroy all of it.
- Mood-Swinger: A huge one. He can switch from genuinely friendly and polite to chillingly evil in a second. All in all it can be said that he's quite the nice guy when he's not annoyed... but he's annoyed easily.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Far beyond standard DBZ levels. Generally in a DBZ fight, even a pretty lopsided one, both fighters end up taking minor, but noticeable damage: Cloths get wrecked, scratches, cuts, and bruises appear, etc. However, during his entire fight with Goku he never shows any signs of battle damage at all from start to finish. This is a hint he isn't fighting with everything he's got.
- Not So Different: He and Son Goku are reflections of each other; both are Adorkable Man Child warriors who seem to love food and battle above all, but in truth have become so powerful that they come to realize that friendship and laughter is far more precious. Whis acknowledges how alike both men are by warmly asking Goku if he'd like to take Beerus' place as God of Destruction when Beerus dies.
- Petting Zoo People: He resembles a humanoid hairless cat, namely the Cornish Rex breed.
- Physical God: You know how Kami was portrayed as the "overlooker" kind of god and the Kais as the "guardian" kind of god? Well, Beerus is a god-god. The most literal of senses imaginable, and it shows. Sweet Jesus, it shows. The God of Destruction is said to be the strongest being fought by the protagonists to date in the Dragon Ball universe.
- To compare, most variations of gods or god-standins in the Dragon Ball series typically come at the level of or fall below the Z Fighters. Beerus and Whis, who are among the group outright called "gods" in all languages, however...
- The Power of the Sun: He can do more than one.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He gives off this vibe sometimes, like destroying planets because King Kai beat him at a videogame or because somebody ate all the food at a party.
- Punch Clock Villain: He isn't really malevolent — he simply destroys planets because it's his job. He's the God of Destruction after all, and it's established that his existence is necessary to keep balance in the universe.
- Punny Name: According to the movie's scriptwriter, "Birusu" comes from a Japanese pronunciation of "virus". Shueisha however seems to prefer going with "Beers", which is Toriyama's take on the name.
- Purple Is Powerful: BIG TIME.
- Shadow Archetype: In a lot of ways, he's basically Goku without a moral compass.
- Sore Loser: You want to know why King Kai lives on such a small planet? Beerus blew it up after Kaio beat him at video games, and Kaio then carved one of the chunks into a tiny planetoid.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Bills/Birus/Beerus/Beers. The official romanization in Japan is "Beers", which respects Akira Toriyama's misinterpretation of the name pun, while nearly the entirety of the English-speaking fandom decided on "Bills" almost as soon as the character was revealed. The English dub went with "Beerus".
- The Snack Is More Interesting: Frankly, he seems to find more genuine joy in feasting on gourmet foods than battle, much like Goku.
- Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth: Wasabi is so hot that he starts crashing through nearby planets near his home and has to be knocked out by Whis. Yes, the God of Destruction who can easily power through Super Saiyans, can't take a little Wasabi.
- It is a joke referring to the Japanese metaphore called nekojita: often translated as "having a cat's tongue." It means being a person who cannot handle spicy foods.
- Warrior Therapist: Has shades of this. During his fight with SSG Goku he gives Goku advice about his new power, namely he highlights Goku's pride in his own strength and says it will be the end of him.
- Crosses into Trickster Mentor. Piccolo points out that Beerus seems to be training Goku rather than fighting him. Though his temper does get the better of him a few times.
- Willfully Weak: He's so strong that he intentionally holds back against all of his opponents. Even against Goku's Super Saiyan God Form, he never used more than 70% of his full power.
- The Worf Effect: A comical yet soundly telling example. After defeating even Super Saiyan God Goku, Whis knocks him unconscious in a single chop to the head.
- Would Hit a Girl: Has no problem knocking out 18 and later slaps Bulma. Justified with 18, as she is a powerful cyborg, but Bulma... let's just say Vegeta is not pleased.
- In the interest of fairness, he's not the one who threw the first blow. Not to mention he could've turned her into dust when he hit her back if he'd put even a tenth of his power behind it.
Whis (ウイス; Uisu)
Voiced by Masakazu Morita (Japanese)
Voiced by Ian Sinclair (English)
Voiced by Arturo Castañeda (Latin American)Beerus' enigmatic servant and teacher.
- Agent Peacock: An especially extreme example. He's a campy, effeminate guy in lipstick and swishy robes who also happens to be the most powerful being in the universe.
- All-Powerful Bystander: Whis is the most powerful being to have ever lived within the Dragonball Z universe. No hero or villains' power comes close to matching his and he could end any threat so far with ease. He is powerful in ways other ki users or gods are not. Yet he is content to typically observe events despite worlds being destroyed or the lives of fellow gods being threatened. He only acts when Beerus gets out of hand.
- Almighty Janitor: He's Beerus' assistant, performing tasks such as setting alarm bombs and handling the teleportation duties. As the rest of his entry shows, he's incredibly powerful.
- Badass: Y'know how Beerus was able to legitimately take down Goku? Whis is still stronger than Beerus (hell, he was Beerus's trainer).
- In Resurrection ‘F’, he is shown training Goku and Vegeta, and neither of them can so much as touch him. Keep in mind, both of them have been able to inflict some damage on Beerus. Heck, he even moves so fast that he's able to draw his personal mark on their clothes without either of them noticing until he points it out.
- His portrayal in Xenoverse says it all. Bigger Bad Demigra's pre-fight quotes against Whisnote have the Demon God completely abandon his usual arrogant demeanor, either muttering under his breath about having to face "the worst possible opponent" or shouting angrily/desperately at Whis in his final form to not interfere. Also, Whis' dramatic quote after being defeated sounds obviously fake, something Beerus outright calls him out on if they're fighting as a tag team in mission/quest battles. Fighting-wise, his fighting style is whimsical and lighthearted to an absurd degree, he only has two super skills, and his ultimate move is essentially waving his staff like a classical maestro to control a mini-tornado—yet his hits, and said ultimate, are amongst the most powerful in the game. Put this in perspective: even accounting for the Power Creep, Power Seep factor that brings relative balance to the video games, Dimps felt the need to portray Whis as outright holding back to a dramatic degree to even justify him being able to lose yet he's still arguably the strongest character in the game.
- Battle Butler: Is Beerus' assistant. And teacher. And sole superior as the strongest fighter in the Seventh Universe.
- Big Eater: Just like Beerus.
- Bishōnen: Perhaps the most standard one in the entire franchise.
- Bishonen Line: A meta example. The most powerful fighter in the movies is a relatively human looking Bishōnen.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's far more focused on experiencing Earth culture than destroying the world, but as Beerus' attendant he has to be pretty damn powerful. As in the strongest character in movies powerful!
- Deadpan Snarker: If he's not snarking at Beerus or chowing down, he's probably snarking at someone else. And he manages to keep his polite tone even while snarking at people!
- The Dragon: Subverted. He may be the manservant to the God of Destruction and an enormously powerful warrior in his own right, but he's nothing but helpful to our heroes (when he's not getting distracted by Earth food, anyway).
- The Dreaded: Is this to Demon God Demigra, who knows full well that Whis is far stronger than Beerus. While Demigra actually thought he stood a chance at taking control of Beerus, his locked battle quotes show the usually-insufferable God of Demons becoming utterly flustered at the sight of Whis confronting him.
- Dreadful Musician: Though we never actually get to hear it, this is a God whose singing is so bad that the Cat-God of destruction would rather get out of the comfort of his bed than be forced to listen to it. As a testament to just how bad it is:Beerus: It's astounding, My Good Whis; Mr. Vegeta's singing is actually worse than yours.Whis: (Nervous laugh) Oh... that's quite hurtful, Lord Beerus.
- Eccentric Mentor: He is the one that trained Beerus, threatens to wake him up by singing, and spends most of his time on Earth sampling its cuisine instead of actually helping Beerus. In the prequel manga for Resurrection ‘F’, he's now training Goku and Vegeta.
- Humanoid Abomination: A much lighter example than most, but still. We're talking about a person who is exponentially more powerful than the physical incarnation of destruction itself. We're talking leagues above Beerus.
- Nice Guy: He's much more calm than Beerus and is incredibly pleasant to the Z Fighters, even helping them keep their planet from being destroyed on several occasions.
- Punny Name: "Uisu" is apparently derived from the Japanese pronunciation of "whiskey". Because Toriyama didn't come onto the project until after the God of Destruction was already named, he mistook the name "Birusu" for a play on "beers", and named his assistant to match. Ironically, it also sounds like it could be a pun on the Latin pronunciation of "virus", the same word Beerus' Japanese name was originally based on the Japanese pronunciation of according to the movie's scriptwriter. Meaning, both Beerus and Whis in a sense carry both puns.
- Reset Button: As revealed in Resurrection ‘F’, he has the ability to reverse time itself and create "do-overs" when Beerus' destruction gets out of hand. This power appears to be distinct from ordinary time-travel in the Dragon World, as it directly affects the timeline they are in. This may or may not end up being a Chekhov's Gun by the end of the film.
- Servile Snarker: He spends most of his time snarking at Beerus. He knows he can get away with it.
- The Snack Is More Interesting: He's much more interested in trying out Earth food (which he thinks is incredibly delicious) than anything else going on around him. Not that he REALLY needs to be.
- Sissy Villain: Subverted. He's camp as hell, and manservant to the Psychopathic Manchild God of Destruction, but turns out to be far more of a help than a hindrance to the heroes.
- Story-Breaker Power: On a ratings of one to ten, by word of Toriyama, Goku is a six, and Beerus is a ten. Whis? Whis is a fifteen. He is, by all intents and purposes, in a universe where the strongest beings can wipe out galaxies with ease, completely untouchable by man or god alike. He can stop Beerus cold with one hand, he can take Goku and Vegeta with god ki simultaneously without ever breaking a sweat, he can reverse time for the universe at large, and he possesses true omnipotence. Forget Vegito, if this guy ever takes action, there's no reason any conflict would have any consequence.
- Undying Loyalty: Seemingly has this to Beerus. And it turns out to be completely true... in a master/student bond kind of way.
- The Unfought: Though we STILL get to see how shockingly powerful he is by him knocking a Wasabi-enraged Beers out COLD with ONE light Dope Slap to the head. That's right, he Knocked out a God that wipes the floor with Super Saiyans with a Dope Slap like he was spanking a naughty child. And worse; it was Played for Laughs too.
- Upper-Class Twit: Just as aristocratic and out-of-touch as his master (as their reaction to Bulma's party amply demonstrates), though he's significantly more polite and friendly about it.
- World's Strongest Man: Beerus admits that Whis is actually much more powerful than he is, making him the single most powerful being in this universe. Beerus does hint though that other universes might have beings that are even more powerful.
Sorbet & Tagoma
Two members of Freeza's forces, and the ones who use the Dragon Balls to resurrect their former boss in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’.
- Advertised Extra: Tagoma, who is prominently shown on the cover of the poster for this movie making it seem that he'll have a Co-Dragons type relationship with Sorbet. He lasts for maybe ten or so minutes before telling Frieza that he maybe shouldn't go after the Super Saiyans and instead focus on rebuilding his empire, at which point Freeza tosses his ass out of the ship.
- Cool Shades: Tagoma's scouter, which is a visor that covers both eyes, takes this shape.
- The Dragon: Based on various trailers and his role in gathering the Dragon Balls it looks like Sorbet is going to be this for Freeza in the movie. Tagoma doesn't live long enough to make this trope a Co-Dragons type of situation.
- Edible Theme Naming: Sorbet is named after, of course, a sorbet, while Tagoma's name is a pun on the Japanese word for "egg."
- Even Evil Has Standards: In a Deleted Scene (present in the script and the companion manga), Tagoma suggests to Sorbet that it might not be such a good idea to bring Freeza back, emphasizing that he was an Evil Overlord whom they may be better off without. Sorbet actually agrees, but with Freeza's empire going down the tubes without him, they don't have much choice.
- Elite Mooks: Tagoma is said to be on par with Freeza's late Co-Dragons, Zarbon and Dodoria.
- Godzilla Threshold: With Freeza's empire going downhill since his demise, Sorbet and Tagoma hit this and decide the only way they can restore it is by resurrecting him.