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Tropes that apply to many movie villains
- Adapted Out: When it comes to videogames, expect the minions to be excluded with the exception of a particular member (Salza and Zangya, mostly). It's not until Dragon Ball Heroes where they'll get a chance to be playable characters.
- Arc Villain: Of their respective film.
- 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 first ones officially confirmed to be in continuity by Akira Toriyama, though there is a strong chance Abo and Kado are, too.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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 Meta Cooler, as Cooler could simply have regenerated from that same punch.
- Meta Cooler's defeat isn't much better; somehow, Goku and Vegeta were able to overload the Big Gete Star despite being beaten half to death and neither one being as strong as even a single one of the warriors it created.
- Then there's Bio-Broly, who at the end is revealed to have a weakness to... water.
- After effortlessly pounding on the heroes for the whole movie, Hirudegarn is defeated at the last minute when Goku pulls out a previously unmentioned super-move (Super Dragon Fist) insanely beyond his normal capabilities. It's never explained where Goku got this move, and he only uses it one more time (in GT) before never being seen again.
- The Dragon
- Ginger for Garlic Jr.
- Kochin for Wheelo.
- Almond for Turles.
- Angira for Slug.
- Salza for Cooler in has first movie. The Big Gete Star in his second.
- Zangya for Bojack, though this example relates to the video games more than the film itself.
- Expy: About half of them to some degree or another, with Lord Slug and Janemba (for King Piccolo and Majin Buu respectively) being the most blatant examples. In particular, they usually copy whatever villain was prominent in the most recent arc of the series at the time (Garlic Junior to Piccolo Junior, Turles to Vegeta, Cooler to Freeza, Androids 13-15 to 16-20, Janemba to Super Buu).
- Invoked with Cooler, everyone including Piccolo thought he was Frieza, but in reality he's actually Frieza'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. At most, they might want revenge or World Domination, but a good chunk are just destroying things for its own sake.
- Kick the Dog: Plenty of villains were shown to kill weak beings or even their own henchmen.
- Dr. Wheelo accidentally kills his own apprentice, Dr. Kochan before battling the heroes.
- Lord Slug kills a couple of his own minions in his ship before they even attack Earth.
- Paragus was only shown to kill one person, and that's a soldier named Moah. He killed him due to the poor mook now being aware of Comet Camori being used to kill everyone and hopefully Vegeta while on the planet.
- Broly obviously being the psychopath he is wouldn't hesitate to kill some of the innocent aliens that were enslaved for his father's plan, as well as their home planet.
- Bojack as a last resort blasts poor Zangya, who obviously knew she couldn't handle SSJ2 Gohan. It's most likely to try and catch Gohan off-guard, or get her out of his way. Regardless, this ultimately fails.
- 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, Angila, and Medamatcha.
- Cooler has Salza, Doore, and Neiz.
- Super 13 has Androids 13, 14, and 15.
- Kogu, Zangya, Bido and Bujin for Bojack
- Recycled Script: Plenty of them are blatant copies of recent series villains or arcs. There was also a pretty firm formula of "villains shows up, thrash some characters, protagonists deal with the Quirky Miniboss Squad, villain takes down the supporting characters, Goku gets the upper hand, villain gets the upper hand, Goku pulls out an attack that finally kills the villain."
- 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 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 Frieza.
- Bojack's battle with SSJ2 Gohan is similar to the battle against Cell. The other pirates are wasted in a manner similar to the Cell Jrs.
- 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. Until they takeoff their weighted clothing that is.
- Turles can eat fruit from the Tree of Might to make himself dozens of times stronger; his muscles noticeably bulge out in this mode. He can also potentially use the Great Ape transformations like all Saiyans with tails.
- 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... Kogu can do it too.
- 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 Aka.
- Inverted in the 14th movie. SSJ3 Goku gets worfed early on in the movie to show just how powerful Beerus is.
Introduced during the Saiyans saga
Nicky (ニッキー; Nikkī), Ginger (ジンジャー; Jinjā), & Sansho (サンショ; Sansho) / Makyans (魔凶星人; Makyo-seijin)
Nicky voiced by: Shigeru Chiba (Japanese)
Nicky voiced by: Paul Dobson (Ocean dub)
Nicky voiced by: Ed Marcus (AB Groupe dub)
Nicky voiced by: Doug Burks (Funimation dub)
Nicky voiced by: César Soto (Latin American Spanish dub)
Ginger voiced by: Kōji Totani (Japanese)
Ginger voiced by: Terry Klassen (Ocean dub)
Ginger voiced by: Ed Marcus and David Gasman (AB Groupe dub)
Ginger voiced by: Troy Baker (Funimation dub)
Ginger voiced by: Enrique Mederos (Latin American Spanish dub)
Ginger voiced by: Yukitoshi Hori (Japanese)
Ginger voiced by: Ward Perry (Ocean dub)
Ginger voiced by: Doug Rand, David Gasman, and Ed Marcus (AB Groupe dub)
Ginger voiced by: Eric Dillow (Funimation dub)
Ginger voiced by: Eduardo Borja (Latin American Spanish dub)
Appearances: Dragon Ball Z: Dead ZoneNicky, 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: They're clearly intended to be purer demonic counterparts to Demon King Piccolo's offspring and even Emperor Pilaf's minions, with their leader and his father before him being demon counterparts of Kami, Piccolo (both Daimao and Jr.), and in the former case Pilaf himself. Even when the anime's filler arc reveals their outer space origin, mirroring the canon material's revelations about Kami and Piccolo, it does its best to maintain the demonic motif. Their homeworld is an ominous evil red rogue planet even called the Makyo Star (Makyo-sei), which roughly translates to "Demon world" according to Japanese Buddhism. It's almost as though Namek itself had an Evil Counterpart.
- 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) (Japanese)
Voiced by: Don Brown (Ocean dub)
Voiced by: Doug Rand (AB Groupe dub)
Voiced by: Chuck Huber (Funimation dub)
Voiced by: Salvador Delgado (Latin American Spanish dub)Dragon Ball Super, he held 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.
- Aliens Are Bastards: Mainly in his second appearance.
- And I Must Scream: After becoming immortal he gets sealed away inside the Dead Zone for all eternity. Twice.
- Arch-Enemy: To Kami, for sealing his father in the Dead Zone, and later himself twice.
- Ax-Crazy: When he's in a really bad mood, he looses it.
- Badass Cape: Always wears a really long (for his stature) white cape in his normal state. This allows him to pull a The Coats Are Off every time he transforms.
- The Bad Guy Wins: He's the first (and until Zamasu in Dragon Ball Super, only) villain to succeed in gaining Complete Immortality from the Dragon Balls, and has taken down Gods several times. He likewise almost defeats all the Z-Fighters every time he appears.
- Bald of Evil: A bald, demoninc, evil alien.
- Broad Strokes: 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 son.
- 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 (aside from Beerus and Whis) 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). Until Future Zamasu in Dragon Ball Super, anyway.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: 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 consequently gone, he lamented the loss but remained steadfast in finding another way.
- 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).
- A partial one to Frieza, at least in his second appearance. Both are sadistic, tyrannical megalomaniacs with a total Lack of Empathy. Just like Frieza, he's an alien invader who enjoys suffering of pacific beings in a large scale and wants to be immortal (successfully).
- His backstory clearly pulls from the Piccolo Jr. arc, as mentioned below.
- Fate Worse Than Death: He's trapped in the Dead Zone, literally forever as he'll never die.
- Foil: To Piccolo. Both of their fathers were in line to be Guardian of the Earth, and both were turned down due to evil in their hearts. Both Garlic and King Piccolo were sealed away for centuries. Both sons turned out to be evil and swore vengeance on their fathers' enemies. However Piccolo turned good and befriended his Arch-Enemy, while Garlic Jr. remained evil and was defeated twice by the good guys. Also, Piccolo Jr learned to reverse the method used to seal away his father, turning it back on Kami. Garlic Jr actually invoked and was done in by the same method used to seal his.
- Hoist by His Own Petard:
- 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, never considering that if he get accidentally trapped there, it will 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 in Dragon Ball Z Abridged gleefully lampshaded this one.
- Immortality Hurts: He's trapped in the Dead Zone, literally forever as he'll never die.
- Kick the Dog: When he mercilessly beats Kami.
- Our Demons Are Different: He's clearly intended to be a demon...from outer space. His homeworld is even called the Makyo Star (Makyo-sei), which roughly translates to "Demon world".
- Our Vampires Are Different: His appearance heavily takes after Nosferatu, he has fangs, his name, and the Black Water Mist that turns victims into vampiric slaves.
- Power of the Void: He has the power to open a portal to a void dimension called the Dead Zone.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: Has two: Nicky, Ginger, and Sansho in Dead Zone; and the Spice Boys (Spice, Vinegar, Mustard, and Salt) when he returns in Z.
- Sadist: He greatly enjoys seeing the victims of the Black Water Mist attack their loved ones, including Piccolo, (or so he thinks) yelling at him to strangle Gohan.
- 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: He is able to transform into a bulking, vascular monstrosity that towers everyone in the cast.
- Theme Naming: He and his minions are all named after spices/condiments.
- You Killed My Father: He helds Kami in contempt for sealing his father in the Dead Zone.
Dr. Wheelo’s Bio-Warriors
Kishime (キシーメ, Kishīme)
Ebifurya (エビフリャー, Ebifuryā)
Misokatsun (ミソカッツン, Misokattsun)
- Bio-Man voiced by: Hitoshi Bifu and Kōzō Shioya (Japanese)Bio-Man voiced by: Alec Willows (Ocean dub)Bio-Man voiced by: Doug Rand (AB Groupe)Bio-Man voiced by: Chris Cason and John Burgmeier (Funimation)Bio-Man voiced by: Sérgio Rufino (Brazilian Portuguese)Kishime voiced by: Yukimasa Kishino (Japanese)Kishime voiced by: Paul Dobson (Ocean)Kishime voiced by: Chris Rager (Funimation)Ebifurya voiced by: Ken Yamaguchi (World’s Strongest) and Yasunori Masutani (Dragon Ball Heroes) (Japanese)Ebifurya voiced by: Don Brown (Ocean)Ebifurya voiced by: Ed Marcus (AB Groupe)Ebifurya voiced by: Matthew Tompkins (Funimation)Ebifurya voiced by: Wellington Lima (Brazilian Portuguese)Misokatsun voiced by: Daisuke Gōri (World’s Strongest) and Tsuyoshi Koyama (Dragon Ball Heroes) (Japanese)Misokatsun voiced by: Ward Perry (Ocean)Misokatsun voiced by: Ed Marcus (AB Groupe)Misokatsun voiced by: Robert McCollum(Funimation)Misokatsun voiced by: Mauro Castro (Brazilian Portuguese)
- Acrofatic: Misokatsun is quite larger than Kishime and Ebifurya, but he is just as fast.
- An Ice Person: Ebifurya has freezing powers.
- The Cameo: Misokatsun and one of the Bio-Men make a cameo in Fusion Reborn as one of the many villains who escaped from hell.
- Expy: The Bio-Men are very clearly based on the Saibamen. One even gets killed by Piccolo in a similar manner to the way he killed a Saibamen.
- Dragon Ball Heroes takes this a step further and actually gives them the ability to self destruct.
- Green and Mean: Kishime has green skin.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: The Bio-Men have red eyes.
- Shock and Awe: Kishime has electrical powers.
- Super Soldier: Kisime, Ebifurya, and Misokatsun were built to be as strong as possible so they could take down the world’s strongest warrior.
- Terrible Trio: Kisime, Ebifurya, and Misokatsun.
Dr. Kochin (ドコーチン; Dokutaa Kōchin)
Voiced by: Kōji Yada (Japanese dub)
Voiced by: Paul Dobson (Ocean Group dub)
Voiced by: Paul Bandey (AB Groupe dub)
Voiced by: Troy Baker (FUNimation dub)
Voiced by: José Luis Castañeda (Latin American Spanish dub)
Voiced by: Walter Breda (Brazilian Portuguese dub)
- Bald of Evil: His mishapen head has male pattern baldness.
- Bullying a Dragon: Intentionally mocks Gohan, calling him a baby, further provoking an already enraged Gohan. Dr. Wheelo tries to tell him to stop angering him, but Kochin didn't heed his warning...
- Disney Villain Death: When Dr. Wheelo emerges, he crumbles the floor, causing Dr. Kochin to fall into his death, though it isn't the fall that kills him...
- The Dragon: To Dr. Wheelo, enacting his wishes and plans.
- Evilutionary Biologist: He is an expert in Biotechnology, saved Dr. Wheelo's brain, and created the biowarriors.
- Evil Genius: Being a scientific assistant to Dr. Wheelo makes him this.
- Evil Old Folks: He is an amoral scientist who looks rather withered and ancient looking, and bears a resemblance to the Cryptkeeper.
- Faux Affably Evil: He is rather polite with his captives, but he has sinister intentions for them. He assures Goku that the process of changing brains would be quite painless, while also making him a bit smarter.
- Flunky Boss: Despite being The Dragon to Dr. Wheelo, he prefers to rely on traps, minions, brainwashing, and hidden weapons to deal with threats. Ultimately subverted though, as he does have a built in gatling gun in his arm to fight back Krillin.
- Gatling Good: His arm is robotic and can transform into a Gatling Gun, much to Krillin and Bulma's surprise.
- Gonk: Ancient, wrinkled, pale grey, and missing all but one of his teeth, he also has pointed ears and a mishapen head, making him resemble more of a goblin than a human.
- The Heavy: While Dr. Kochin served as The Dragon to Dr. Wheelo, it was he who enacted the plot of the movie. He gathered the dragon balls, wished for his master to be free, and through the biowarriors and biomen he created, has kidnapped Master Roshi, Bulma, and Piccolo.
- Kick the Dog: After making a brainwashed Piccolo attack Gohan and Goku, he further enrages Gohan by insulting him.
- Large Ham: Dr. Kochin is quite dramatic with his introductions and his plans regarding Dr. Wheelo, world domination, and experimentation.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Mocking Gohan caused him to exert so much energy that it broke the device controlling Piccolo. He is defeated by Master Roshi, the very fighter he kidnapped. Master Roshi literally disarmed Dr. Kochin as he tries to kill Bulma.
- Mad Scientist: Bulma considers him and Dr. Wheelo insane, much to Dr. Kochin's outrage.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Inverted. Dr. Kochin only has one sole tooth left, the rest of his mouth are just gums.
- Robotic Reveal: Just before he dies, the excess energy from the fortress electrocutes him, burning off his clothing and skin, revealing him to be a robot. It explains why he's still around, despite supposedly dying 50 years ago.
- Take Over the World: Dr. Kochin and Dr. Wheelo's ultimate goal.
- Wave Motion Gun: He has one hidden in his cane, that can fire off a massive wave of energy.
Dr. Wheelo (ドクター・ウイロー; Dokutaa Uirou)
Voiced by: Koji Nakata (Japanese)
Voiced by: Ward Perry (Ocean dub)
Voiced by: Doug Rand (AB Groupe dub)
Voiced by: R Bruce Elliot (Funimation dub)
Voiced by: Mario Sauret (Latin American Spanish dub)
- Ax-Crazy: Despite hating being called insane, he becomes absolutely enraged with Goku, to the point of trying to destroy the earth.
- Brain in a Jar
- Brain Monster: Dr. Wheelo's brain is far larger than a human brain, which is mounted on a very non-humanoid mecha, making him resemble more of a giant mechanized monster.
- Cold Ham: In the FUNImation dub, while he does get excited, he still retains the creepy monotone, but once he reaches his Villainous Breakdown, he goes ballistic.
- Creepy Monotone: In the FUNImation dub, he sounds robotic. Averted in the other dubs.
- Cyber Cyclops: He has one camera eye with red lens on his life support. He also has surveillance cameras with the same eye, allowing him to oversee the whole base.
- 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).
- Evil Sounds Deep: Has a rather deep, reverberating voice in all dubs.
- Expy: Averted. While his final clash with Goku mirrors Goku final clash with Vegeta, Dr.Wheelo is the most original villain of the bunch, predating Gero's concept of being a Mad Scientist with a brain inside of a cyborg body, and even he is still pretty different from him.
- The Faceless: Dr. Wheelo's head is obscured from what we see of his original body. All that is left is his brain.
- 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 minus kaioken included.
- He clearly wants to feel alive again, not just stuck in a robot body.
- 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.
- Humongous Mecha: Though this one resembles more of some kind of alienlike mechanical monstrosity with a giant brain mounted on it, and it is extremely durable and powerful.
- Kick the Dog: While it may not been that this wasn't really his intention to do so, he killed his apprentice, Dr. Kochin when he revealed his mechanical body in order to fight Goku and his allies. Kochin fell off the edge of the platform and his body (revealed to be mechanical under artificial skin) was destroyed when the base's 'power core' activated.
- Large and in Charge: Absolutely massive compared to most of the characters in the franchise.
- Large Ham: Apart from the FUNimation dub, he sounds more diabolical, though the voice still reverberates. He gives a very passionate speech about his plans, otherwise his tone is slightly more subdued than most examples.
- Mad Scientist: Often called this, as well as a lunatic, which he laments. He does a lot of amoral, and according to Bulma, inhumane experiments, and is very willing to destroy life.
- My Brain Is Big: It is unknown how or why Dr. Wheelo's brain ended up so large, considering he was once human.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: When he personally fights Goku and company, he absolutely does not mess around, using everything he has in his arsenal. When he notices Goku was up to something (which is charging the spirit bomb), he blasts him aggressively, and when the Z-warriors tries to distract him, he goes straight into blowing up the earth.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Dr. Wheelo is one of the most original looking villains, as most movie villains tends to be an expy of another character. He is a giant brain in a jar, that turns out to be mounted on a giant, mechanical body, that looks rather alien looking.
- Take Over the World: His greatest desire. He believes he can achieve this by inhabiting the strongest body with his greatest mind.
- They Called Me Mad!/You're Insane!: In the dub, he's always been called a "lunatic" which he hated.
- Villainous Breakdown: When Dr. Kochin failed to capture Goku, he decides to take matters into his own hands to steal Goku's body, accidentally killing Kochin in the process. But he is pushed too far in the battle, so he decides to kill everyone, to the point where he is willing to destroy the earth. He loses his creepy monotone in the dub as this happens, and he swears more often.
- Wave Motion Gun: He has one built into his robotic body, which is capable of destroying the entire planet.
Turles Crusher Corps
Amond (アモンド, Amondo), Cacao (カカオ, Kakao), Daiz (ダイーズ, Daīzu), Lakasei (ラカセイ, Rakasei), Raisin (レズン, Rezun) / Turles Crusher Corps (クラッシャーターレス軍団 Kurasshā Tāresu Gundan)
Voiced by (Japanese): Banjō Ginga (Amond), Shinobu Satouchi (Cacao), Yūji Machi (Daiz), Masaharu Satō (Lakasei), Kenji Utsumi (Raisin)
Voiced by (Ocean): Paul Dobson (Amond), Alvin Sanders (Cacao), Scott McNeil (Daiz), Alec Willows (Lakasei, Saban version), Don Brown (Lakasei, Pioneer version, Raisin, Saban version), Scott McNeil (Raisin, Pioneer Only)
Voiced by (FUNimation): Paul Slavens (Amond), Jeff Johnson (Cacao), Mark Lancaster (Daiz), Robert McCollum (Lakasei and Raisin)
Voiced by (Latin American): José Luis McConnell (Amond and Cacao), César Soto (Daiz), Gustavo Melgarejo (Lakasei and Raisin)Turles' mercenary platoon. They were formed by Turles after he defected from Frieza's army.
- All There in the Manual: All of their backstories were revealed in in the Akira Toriyama - The World artbooks released between 1990 and 1995. Likewise, their names are never stated in the movie, only in supplementary material.
- Amond was a criminal who was arrested by the Galactic Patrol, and then freed after Turles attacked the planet he was imprisoned on.
- Cacao was a battle cyborg built to fight in a war who later became a bounty hunter and eventually volunteered to join the Crusher Corps.
- Daiz was the prince of a kingdom who lead an attack on Turles and lost, however Turles recruited him do to how bravely he fought.
- Lakasei and Raisin were members of an extinct species who were brought back to life by Turles using extract from the Tree of Might's fruit.
- Always Identical Twins: Lakasei and Raisin are identical twins.
- Bounty Hunter: Cacao was a bounty hunter before joining the Crusher Corps.
- Bald of Evil: Lakasei, Raisin, and Cacao are all bald.
- The Cameo: They appear alongside the revived villains in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn. Strangely, Turles himself is not among them.
- Combination Attack: Daiz and Cacao have an attack where they both fire a ki blast at the same time, creating a huge explosion.
- Cyborg: Cacao is a battle cyborg.
- Creepy Twins: Lakasei and Raisin are twins and are quite creepy looking.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: They play around with the Z Fighters at first, but when they get serious the gang is quickly felled. Likewise, Goku puts them all down for the count with a single blow each.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Or recruitment in this case, Daiz was recruited after he lost to Turles.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: Amond's signature technique is a Destruct-O-Disc style attack he creates by spinning around.
- Evil Genius: Lakasei and Raisin built Turles’ ship.
- Evil Prince: Daiz was prince of the Pukinpa Dynasty on Planet Kabocha before joining Turles Crusher Corps.
- Face–Heel Turn: Originally Daiz was leading his kingdom’s army in an attack on Turles. He lost, however Turles ended up recruiting him due to being impressed by how bravely he fought.
- Fossil Revival: Lakasei and Raisin were revived from fossils of the long extinct Beenz species.
- Fusion Dance: Lakasei and Raisin can fuse into one being.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: In proud DBZ tradition.
- Power Armor: Cacao’s armor makes him immune to all energy based attacks.
- Purple Is Powerful: Lakasei and Raisin are both purple and deliver a quick beating to Goku's friends.
- Recruiting the Criminal: Amond was arrested by the galactic patrol and imprisoned on Planet Nutts, however Turles attacked the planet on the exact same day. This allowed Amond to make his escape who eventually met up with Turles and was recruited.
- Robot Soldier: Cacao is established as this via All There in the Manual, being revealed as a Cyborg created to be a soldier in an interstellar war. He was left directionless after the war ended, until Turles picked him up.
- Space Pirates: All of them.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Lakasei and Raisin are never seen apart.
- Underwear of Power: Daiz wears trunks under his armor.
- Worthy Opponent: Turles recruited Daiz due to how impressed Turles was with how bravely he fought during their battle.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Daiz has hair that is dark teal.
Tullece / Turles (ターレス; Taaresu)
Voiced by: Masako Nozawa (Japanese)
Voiced by: Ward Perry (Ocean dub)
Voiced by: Ed Marcus (AB Groupe dub)
Voiced by: Chris Patton (Funimation dub)
Voiced by: Mario Castañeda (Latin American Spanish dub)
Appearances: Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might | Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans | Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 | Dragon Ball HeroesThe 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.
"Wanderers like us should stick together."
- The Ace: 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.
- Affably Evil: Not so much in his debuting movie, but he's rather polite and encouraging to the player character in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 if they're his student.
- All There in the Manual: In Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, we don't discover much about Turles, but there is a lot of information about him on supplementary material. According to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, he used to work for Frieza before leaving him and funding his own troops, The Crusher Corps. Frieza considers him a pale imitation of him with an absurd ego. This would be hypocritical of Frieza to say, but remember, Frieza has the power to say so. The Galactic Patrol also wanted to arrest him, but never could.Frieza: “I see Turles is still alive. I thought he was dead and rotting on some forgotten planet. He amassed a small army and acted like the king of the universe. He was never more than a pale imitation of me. He is a typical, blithering Saiyan. What could you possibly hope to learn from him?”
- Ambition Is Evil: Turles is one of the most ambitious villains of the Dragon Ball series, and that ambition is unequivocally portrayed as a bad thing.
- Breakout Villain: Downplayed example. Turles is effectively one of the most popular villains from the Non Serial Movies, appearing in one special along other villains, being one of the most consistent movie characters to appear in videogames, and is effectively the most recurring villain in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, but his popularity is not as big as Broly or Cooler.
- 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.”
- Combat Pragmatist: He's a pretty clever fighter. He forces Gohan to go into his great ape form, and he also destroys the fake moon to avoid looking at it by mistake, causing the heroes to have to fight an uncontrollable Gohan while he's rampaging. When Gohan's pet dragon calms him down, Turles just blasts him away, angering him - this backfires as Gohan turns his attention to Turles, who just decides to kill him.
- Cultural Rebel: The reason for his villainy, as Planet Vegeta's Fantastic Caste System would have condemned him to being a low-class and disposable warrior. But after taking a level in badass courtesy of the Tree of Might, Turles decided he was done with that life and that he would no longer be ruled by anyone, preferring instead to be the ruler.
- Defector from Decadence: He was originally a soldier in Frieza's Army (like all Saiyans of the time), but went AWOL and struck out on his own.
- 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.
- Dub Name Change: One of the most blatant cases in the Swedish dub where he is called Raditz despite him having nothing to do with Goku's brother.
- Enemy Mine: With Slug on Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. They were about to fight for the Dragon Balls on Namek for the wish of Eternal Life, but decided to stop once the player character appeared.Slug: “You again?! This is starting to annoy me!”Turles: “Hmph. How would you feel about a temporary truce?”Slug: “So first things first, is it? Heh... all right! I'll agree to that. ”
- 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 Mentor: He's an optional mentor for the main character in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
- 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.
- Fantastic Racism: In Xenoverse 2, he really hates Frieza's race, to the point of wanting to commit genocide against them.
- Force and Finesse: The Finesse to Broly's Force in Xenoverse 2. He considers the latter to be a loose cannon.
- Freudian Excuse: All There in the Manual establishes that Turles's ambitions of interstellar conquest were more than a little influenced by Frieza's like-minded reign, to the point that in the Dragon Ball Xenoverse games Turles explicitly states he intends to seize Frieza's home planet and wipe out his species entirely. Frieza, for his part, considers Turles "a pale imitation of my greatness."
- 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's. Need we mention Turles himself is a Saiyan? And that he's 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.
- 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.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: His smugness detailed below seems to be driven by an inferiority complex regarding his low class heritage, as seen with his quote to SSJ Goku detailed above. Notably, the games portray him as having very specific quotes for when he fights the higher-class elites Nappa and Vegeta — he taunts Nappa and says he "expected more from an elite warrior" after beating him, while he mocks Vegeta as "The Princess of all Saiyans".
- 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 types 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:
- Immortality Seeker: Keeping with the Vegeta inspiration, he wants to wish for Complete Immortality so he can have his revenge on Goku in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.“How I longed for this moment. In but a very short time, the Dragon Balls will grant me eternal life. If I eat enough fruit from the Tree of Might, even Frieza and Mira with all their power won't be able to stop me. I'll utterly destroy Kakarot, and the entire universe will kneel before me!”
- Irony: Turles is played off as a Foil to Goku and in one translation they are even passed off as brothers, when in truth he is old enough to be Goku's 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.
- Kneel Before Zod: Perhaps due to their shared ancestry, Turles would rather Goku "kneel before him and beg forgiveness" than kill him, even after Goku has killed his crew. When Goku refuses, however, that small glimpse of mercy is taken off the table in very short order.
- 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.
- Older Than They Look: While he doesn't show it due to Saiyan aging, All There in the Manual establishes that Turles was a veteran fighter before Planet Vegeta was destroyed, putting him in the same generation as Bardock and making him one of the oldest Saiyan survivors.
- 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.
- Rogue Agent: He was once a warrior serving King Vegeta (and by extension, Frieza), but he decided to go off on his own and conquer planets for himself.
- 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.
- He also has the Great Ape transformation, though he never uses this on himself. Only on Gohan. Though he has been able to use it in certain video games, and his power in that form would be increased tenfold.
- Noticeably, Turles never receives the Super Saiyan transformation in Dragon Ball Heroes, being among the very few major Saiyan characters to never get it (The others being King Vegeta, Tarble and Pan) instead, he is fused with the four stars Dark Dragon Ball, and thanks to the fruit of tree of might, he becomes as strong as a Demon God.
- 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.
- Villain Respect: All There in the Manual establishes that Turles knew when traveling to Earth that Goku was there, and that his reason for visiting was at least in part an interest in the "famously brave Bardock" and his son. As a rebel against Frieza himself, it's not hard to see why Turles would have a respect for Bardock. This also explains why he tries so hard to get both father and son to join him with We Can Rule Together offers.
- Villain Team-Up:
Vegeta: Who the hell is that?! Are there two Black's?!
- He is recruited by Towa and Mira to work along Slug in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Turles considers Slug to be a bit of an idiot, and urges you to whistle a bit if you see him, telling you this will make him happy, just to be an ass about it.
- In the Future Trunks saga of the same game, he is summoned by Goku Blackto fight against Goku and Vegeta, making a brief alliance before the other villains appear from the Time Rift. Black notices the similarity between the two and jokes about their similar appearances.
- 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. Subverted in the American dub, which gives Turles a more fitting voice.
- We Can Rule Together: This has more or less become his shtick, as he tries to recruit Gohan in Tree of Might and consistently woos the player character to join his Crusher Corps in Xenoverse 2.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Turles can be considered one of these post-movie, as he is one of the few villains who was never shown in Hell and never came back in any way (which was particularly jarring in Fusion Reborn where his minions came back temporarily but Turles himself was nowhere to be found).
- 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, due to his status as a Breakout Villain. He is also one of the most promoted characters in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 when it comes to the non-serial villains.
- Would Hurt a Child: Had absolutely no problem viciously beating and tormenting Gohan during their encounter.
Introduced during the Frieza saga
Slug's Demon Clan
Angila (アンギラ, Angira)
Wings (ドロダボ, Dorodabo)
Commander Zeeun (ゼエウン, Zeeun)
Gyosju (ギョーシュ, Gyōshu)
Kakuja (カクージャ, Kakūja)
Angila voiced by: Keiichi Nanba (Japanese)
Angila voiced by: John Burgmeier (Funimation)
Angila voiced by: Enrique Mederos (Latin American Spanish)
Wings voiced by: Daisuke Gōri (Lord Slug), Katsuhisa Hōki (Dragon Ball Heroes) (Japanese)
Wings voiced by: Chris Rager (Funimation)
Wings voiced by: José Luis Castañeda (Latin American Spanish)
Medamatcha voiced by: Yukitoshi Hori (Japanese)
Medamatcha voiced by: Kent Williams (Funimation)
Medamatcha voiced by: José Arenas (Latin American Spanish)
Gyoshu voiced by: Shigeru Chiba (Japanese)
Gyoshu voiced by: Sonny Strait (Funimation)
Gyoshu voiced by: Arturo Mercado (Latin American Spanish)
Kakuja voiced by: Shōzō Iizuka (Japanese)
Kakuja voiced by: Christopher R. Sabat (Funimation)
Kakuja voiced by: Gabriel Pingarrón (Latin American Spanish)
Commander Zeeun voiced by: Kōji Totani (Lord Slug), Takuya Kirimoto (Dragon Ball Heroes) (Japanese)
Commander Zeeun voiced by: Brad Jackson (Funimation)
Commander Zeeun voiced by: Luis Daniel Ramírez (Latin American Spanish)The henchmen of Lord Slug.
- Always Identical Twins: Gyosju and Kakuja are twins.
- Ascended Extra: Out of all of Slug's minions, Medamatcha was the one member to appear along his boss in videogames, incluiding Dragon Ball Heroes.
- Advertised Extra: Commander Zeeun and either Gyoshu or Kakuja appear on the cover of the DVD despite both playing a minimal role in the film, the former two are killed before the fighting starts and the latter doesn’t fight at all.
- Acrofatic: Wings is incredibly big, but is still as athletic as his comrades.
- Back Up Twin: After Gyosju gets killed, Kakuja immediately takes his place.
- Big, Thin, Short Trio: Medamatcha is the short one, Angila is the thin one, and Wings is the big one.
- The Cameo: Wings. Medamatcha, and Commander Zeeun all make cameos in Fusion Reborn.
- Disney Villain Death: Kakuja falls to his death after Lord Slug accidentally blasts his ship.
- Extendable Arms: Angila is able to extend his arms.
- Green and Mean: Medamatcha has green skin.
- Non-Action Guy: Kakuja doesn’t get involved in the action at all.
- Self-Duplication: Medamatcha is able to spawn small copies of himself.
- Terrible Trio: Wings, Angila, and Medamatcha are the most prominent of Lord Slug’s minions.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Medamatcha doesn’t wear a shirt.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Commander Zeeun and Gyoshu are both killed very early on in Lord Slug.
- Weaksauce Weakness: None of them can handle the earth’s heat and need to freeze the planet before they can take off their armor.
- Your Head Asplode: Angila dies gets his attack reflected back at him, blowing up his head.
Lord Slug (スラッグ; Suraggu)
Voiced by: Kenji Utsumi (Old Lord Slug), Yusaku Yara (Young Lord Slug), Tetsu Inada (Raging Blast 2) (Japanese)
Voiced by: Brice Armstrong (Funimation dub)
Voiced by: Ed Marcus (AB Groupe dub)
Voiced by: Mario Sauret (Latin American Spanish dub)
Appearances: Dragon Ball Z Lord Slug | Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans | Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 | Dragon Ball HeroesAn evil Namekian not unlike Demon King Piccolo. 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 wants to.
- 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.
- Enemy Mine: His relationship with Turles and Towa in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is this. He was about to start a fight with him when it came to the Dragon Balls on Namek, and only stopped because the player character appeared.“Don't order me around, Mira. I don't recall ever becoming your servant! I'm only cooperating with you for now so I can have my revenge on that Saiyan brat, but that's all!”
- Evil Counterpart: To Piccolo. He is what Piccolo would have become if he became King Piccolo and not redeemed by Gohan.
- Evil Mentor: An optional one in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
- Evil Old Folks: An old conqueror looking to restore his youth and power so he can go about it a little longer.
- Evil Overlord: Just like a certain other Namek he leads something of an army that could probably destroy the world, and we actually get to see some of it this time around.
- Expy: Of the Demon King Piccolo. They're both evil Namekians who used the Dragon Balls to regain their youth. He was also sent away from Namek to save his life when the weather changed, just like the Nameless Namek who became Piccolo.
- Fountain of Youth: He summons Shenron to gain eternal youth like Demon Piccolo did.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: He's down there with Bojack as one of the most generic of the movie villains, though he outranks him by various dubs inserting their own explanations as to why he's so strong and where he comes from.
- Green and Mean: Being a Namekian, he has green skin.
- Heal Thyself: He possess the same regeneration ability as Piccolo Jr and Nail. He actually shocks Goku out of his pseudo super saiyan state when he breaks his own arm off after it is broken before growing another.
- Make My Monster Grow: The same ability Piccolo Jr displayed, to an even greater extent. Still seemingly has the same weakness as Piccolo Jr though, as it doesn't seem to actually increase his power level and instead takes away from the energy that could be used for regenerating if he does end up hurt while also making him a bigger target.
- 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.
- Plot Hole: His Evil Plan is to terrafreeze Earth, presumably to make it more comfortable for him to rule over, but when we see his homeworld Namek in the Frieza Saga we see that it's a Single-Biome Planet of the Jungle/Forest variety, and therefore exactly the opposite of the frozen world Slug is trying to create. Furthermore, everything we know about Namekian biology indicates that Earth would be much less comfortable for one of them frozen that it is as found.
- Theme Naming: As with the other Namekians (minus Piccolo), he's named after a gastropod.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Weakened by Gohan's whistling since Namekians have highly sensitive ears.
- Villain Team-Up: He is recruited by Towa and Mira to work along Turles in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 . He is not really happy about it.
Cooler's Armored Squadron
Cooler's Armored Squadron (クウラ機甲戦隊 Kūra Kikō Sentai)
Tropes applying to them as a whole
- Camp: They are very flamboyant, but not to the same extent as the Ginyu's force.
- Expy: Since Cooler is a Frieza expy, the Armored Squadron are his Ginyu Force analogue.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Each one of them has only a left shoulder pad.
- Purple Is Powerful: All of them wear purple, Salza's energy blade is also purple.
- Terrible Trio: Quoting a well known parody series, the Armored Squadron is a trio formed by the Bishōnen Dragon, The Brute, and the guy wtih the weird powers.
Salza (サウザー; Sauzaa)
Voiced by: Show Hayami (Japanese)
Voiced by: Michael Marco (Movie), Christopher R. Sabat (video games)(FUNimation)
Voiced by: Enrique Mederos (Latin American)The pretty boy and leader of the Armored Squadron, also Cooler's personal top dog.
- All There in the Manual: Some supplementary material say he is from the same planet as Jeice. In Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and Raging Blast 2, they seem to have a rival relationship.Jeice: We're gonna settle this once and for all!Salza: Is over for you.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: His skin tone is blue, which appear to be standard for their race.
- Bishōnen: A very pretty man with a flamboyant personality.
- The Cameo: Appears along the rest of the reborn villains in Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, with a different armor color.
- Dragon Their Feet: He actually manages to outlive his boss, at least by a few minutes, as he emerges from the rubble after Coola's defeat only to blasted and finally killed by Piccolo.
- Evil Genius: Apparently he's the smartest member of his race.
- Expy: He is Jeice analogue. Similar to Cooler, he is related to Jeice, with at least some magazines saying they are from the same planet.
- Fantastic Racist: Like most members of the Frieza Forces, Salza holds a dim view of Saiyans and refers to them as monkeys.
- French Jerk: In the English dub, he is given a French accent with a slightly effeminate tone, just like how Jeice is given an Australian accent for some reason. His effeminate tone is probably to mirror Zarbon's.
- Heavy Worlder: He comes from a planet with high gravity, much like the Saiyans.
- Human Aliens: Despite his skin color, his species looks just like Earthlings.
- Laser Blade: He is the first character to do a energy blade in the franchise, predating Vegito, Goku Black and Zamasu by many years, in the later two cases, decades. This is expanded in fighting games where this is his main gimmick.
- Omniglot: All There in the Manual establishes that he is capable of speaking 7,000 different languages.
- Secret Keeper: He's one of the few people in the universe who has seen Ginyu's true form. Yet another case of All There in the Manual.
- Weak, but Skilled: He's not as strong as his teammate Doore and seems to have a bit of a glass jaw, but he's easily the most skilled of the Armored Squadron, putting up the best fight against Piccolo and even managing to briefly outlive his boss.
Dore (ドーレ; Dōre)
Voiced by: Masaharu Satō (Japanese)
Voiced by: Mike McFarland (Funimation dub)
Voiced by: Gabriel Pingarrón (Latin American)The muscle of Cooler’s armored squadron.
- All There in the Manual: His backstory, which establishes him as a wrestler from a Lethal Lava Land planet who went undefeated in 300 matches and killed all his opponents before he joined the Armored Squadron.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has green skin.
- Almighty Janitor: He is ranked below Salza, but according to supplementary material his power level is higher.
- Blood Knight: See above. He killed all 300 of his opponents as a wrestler in the Galactic League.
- The Brute: The strongest and most vicious of the squadron.
- Expy: Could be seen as an analogue to Recoome as both are the most muscular of their team and both are incredibly cocky and confident in their abilities.
- As a green-skinned humanoid who primarily fights with physical strength rather than energy abilities, he can also be seen as a downplayed one of these to The Incredible Hulk.
- Green and Mean: See above. His skin is Hulk green and he has the attitude to match.
- Underwear of Power: Wears something akin to a purple speedo.
- Unskilled, but Strong: He's the strongest member of the Squad but seems to have the least fighting skill, as Piccolo dominates him easily. Though, it should be noted that Piccolo is a powerful ranged fighter, just the type a predominantly physical fighter like Doore would have trouble with.
- Would Hurt a Child: He grabs Gohan and threatens to cave his skull in with his bare hand.
- Wrestler in All of Us: He was a wrestler before joining Coola and his fighting style incorporates many grabs and holds.
Neiz (ネイズ; Neizu)
Voiced by: Masato Hirano (Japanese)
Voiced by: Bill Townsley (Funimation)
Voiced by: Ricardo Mendoza (Latin American)The third member of Cooler's Armored Squadron.
- Expy: Seems to be an analogue to Burter in terms of personality and appearance.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Mentions wanting to eat Piccolo and Gohan in the American dub.
- Psycho Electro: His attacks are primarily electrical and he has the unstable personality to go with it.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: His character design seems to be meant to evoke this, as All There in the Manual establishes him as an amphibious being but he retracts his head like a turtle.
- Retractable Appendages: Is shown retracting his head in his body to dodge an attack.
- Shock and Awe: One of his attacks is to fire pink electricity.
Cooler/Coola (クウラ; Kuura)
Voiced by: Ryusei Nakao (Japanese)
Voiced by: Apollo Abraham (Creative Products Corporation dub)
Voiced by: Andrew Chandler (Funimation dub)
Voiced by: Doug Rand (Movie 5) and Ed Marcus (Movie 6 - Meta Cooler) (AB Groupe dub)
Voiced by: Ricardo Brust (Latin American Spansh dub)
Appearances: Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge | Dragon Ball Z The Return Of Cooler | Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans | Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
This isn't the best place for anyone now!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 over it 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.Unlike his brother, he stayed dead in Resurrection F, though he did get brought back to life in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
- 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...
- Adaptational Badass: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2: While all the Non-Serial Movie villains are this on the game thanks to Towa, Cooler is a unique case since it is implied his Meta Cooler form from the Resurrection F arc is his own variation of his brother's Golden form. After being brought back from the dead, he is able to fight on par with Super Saiyan God Goku and Vegeta.“You noticed me? This planet's Dragon Balls can grant two wishes! So guess who is back? It's Cooler!”
- 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. Expanded materials elaborate that Cooler is stronger than his brother was at 50 percent on Namek, but that he needed the extra transformation to get ahead of his brother's full power.
- And Your Little Dog, Too!: Before he fights Goku, he tells him that he's going to blow up the Earth after he kills him.
- 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. When one of his henchmen was having difficulty in beating Piccolo, he immediately steps in to deal with the Namekian. It also explains why the Armored Squadron is more than willing to serve under Cooler.
- This trait continues in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, when the player character infiltrates Frieza's Army as a side-quest. Should you become Cooler's right hand, he praises you and speaks very fondly of his Armored Squadron. He'll even offer to spare Frieza's underlings for you, promise you a portion of the galaxy, and even promises to leave your planet alone. Why someone like that could possibly have more minions then someone like Frieza remains a mystery.
- Badass Army: The Metal Coolers.
- Big Bad: Of the fifth and sixth films.
- Big Brother Instinct: Best showcased in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. For all his vitriol towards Frieza, Cooler does step in to defend his brother when he's outmatched by Goku and the player character. And even if he manages to take over Frieza's empire in a side-quest, he spares him because they're family. Though Frieza will now have suffered a massive blow to his ego, so Cooler may have been going for Cruel Mercy.
- 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!"
- Breakout Villain: Right after Broly, Cooler is the most well-known and well-received Movie Villain. He is the first Movie villain to have multiple movies and appears in video games. It helps that, aside from being a grade A Badass, he also displays surprising levels of cunning and intelligence.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: He's implied to feel this way about blowing up planets.note 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.
- Came Back Strong: After his first defeat, he fused with an Eldritch Abomination and became strong enough to almost kill a Super Saiyan Goku and Vegeta.
- Card-Carrying Villain: He described himself more cruel than his brother,which doesn't really align with what we see of him. Still, when Salza says that Goku will "soon be at Cooler's mercy", his response is "what mercy?"
- 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. Sadly, this is played straight in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, where a lot of Meta Coolers interrupt the Cell Games but are done away rather easily.“The Big Gete star allowed me to cheat death! How can this be?!”
- Curb Stomp Cushion: Against Super Saiyan Goku, Cooler is completely outmatched in direct combat and he has to resort to using a Supernova to be a direct threat. That being said, the Supernova does nearly give him the win, and Goku is extremely exhausted afterwards, to the point where Goku gets knocked out of Super Saiyan and is completely helpless when an injured Salza comes back to finish him off.
- Determinator: 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.
- Dissonant Serenity: Inverted. In the original Japanese, when we see him burn up in the Sun it looks like he's screaming in agony, but instead of hearing him scream we only hear him quietly and calmly berating himself for not killing Goku when he had the chance.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Metal Cooler.
- Establishing Character Moment: In his very first encounter with the heroes, he brushes off their attempts at conversation, takes out base Goku in one hit after trying to kill Gohan, and then chastises his men for instantly jumping to the conclusion that said hit killed Goku, before ordering them to find his body. This handily establishes his power, pragmatism, and ruthlessness.
- Eviler Than Thou: He apparently considers himself this to Frieza, often commenting on how "soft" he is.note
- Evil Mentor: He is an optional mentor for the player in 'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2''.
- 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.
- Foreshadowing: Cooler noted he gained a fifth transformation as a result of training where Frieza did not. Much later, Frieza would decide to actually train for the first time for his life, and he also achieved a fifth transformation, although radically different from his brother's.
- 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.
- No One Could Survive That!: He did, but could do nothing but drift for awhile afterwards.
- Informed Ability: Cooler has three recursive transformations that disguise his true power just like his brother, making his true form the fourth, but unlike Frieza, he chooses to remain in his normal form by default and makes no attempt to hide how strong he is normally. Instead, he works his way up the line of transformation instead of toying with his opponents by taking weaker forms just to give them a false sense of hope.
- 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.
- He sees himself as more evil than Frieza, but between the two of them, Cooler comes off as less evil.
- 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.
- A Lighter Shade of Black: Though he's evil to the core, he just doesn't seem as bad as his brother is. Not only is he a Benevolent Boss, but he seems to care about his family in the Family Honor sense. (which is more than can be said for his brother and father) It's made very clear that he's one of the most ruthless and callous characters in the show, but if he's willing to go to out of his way to be as evil as possible (as Frieza does) we never do get to see it.
- 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 at the time. It completely outclasses Goku at Kaio-Ken times twenty and, according to supplementary materials, could have beaten Super Saiyan Goku on Namek. However, it is mostly outmatched against the newly trained Super Saiyan, forcing Cooler to use a Supernova to have a chance of winning. Unlike his brothers eventual Super Mode, Coolers' tranformation does not lose stamina faster.
- Pet the Dog: In the videogame Budokai 3; for all his apparent disregard for his brother, he does respond to a distress signal from him (which spells trouble for you).
- 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, who's also an example of this trope, and is also the stronger of the two.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Just like his brother, but they become much more sinister looking when his mask obscures his face.
- 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.
- Spikes of Villainy: His fifth form's head has four prominent spikes on it.
- The Stoic: For the most part of the film, he tended to be calm and somewhat expressionless.
- Strong and Skilled: What makes him more dangerous than Frieza at the time is not only his fifth form, but also the fact Cooler is much more conventionally skilled at combat than his brother was back then. Cooler can control his energy at full power with no issue, sense power levels, and has enough mental and physical discipline to keep up with Goku when both are fighting at similar levels of power.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Despite not looking very much like Frieza, he gets confused with him by both Goku and Piccolo.
- Stronger Sibling: To Frieza, with even an extra transformation to run the point home. Eventually inverted as Frieza makes a comeback, becomes far more powerful than Cooler even in his first form, and unlocks his own, more potent evolved state. At least Cooler is still more savvy and has a Super Mode that doesn't bleed stamina. It's actually a Subverted Trope, though, as even at the time of the original movie, however, Cooler's fourth form was only somewhat over half as strong as Frieza's, and he actually needed the extra transformation to get ahead of Frieza, which he flat-out admits in the English dub. Cooler was, however, consistently much more skilled until Frieza's second revival, efficient Super Mode included.
- 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.Goku: It's called Instant Transmission.
Cooler: I know. It's one of my favorite techniques.
Goku: ''Your'' favorites?!
- Took a Level in Badass: In his first movie, Cooler is quickly 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. Also subverted as Meta-Cooler is essentially a remote-controlled drone for the real Cooler, who has actually gotten weaker since the last movie.
- Theme Naming: Freezer-Cold-Cooler
- Villain Decay: Suffers quite a bit of this in Return of Cooler, where he loses almost all the cleverness he had in the original - his Level in Badass seems to have come padlocked to a Villain Ball, if his total inability to leverage his ridiculous power and resources to kill the heroes is any indication.
- Villainous Breakdown: He gets this when he's defeated. 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".
- Villainous B.S.O.D.: He did nothing but drift after being sandwiched in between the sun and his own attack. That was until he met Big Gheti Star.
- Villain Team-Up: An unique case in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. He is the only villain that interferes in canon events, helping his brother in both Namek and Earth. He is even brought back to life thanks to Frieza, something he wouldn't even do to his father!
- Villains Want Mercy: Inverted in the video-game what-if story "The Cosmic Emperor". Before passing out after losing to Frieza, he not only expresses disbelief, but also tells his brother off for not finishing him off (wanting Frieza to be more ruthless). Played straight if he defeats Frieza, who begs for mercy (like he did to Goku on Namek) that is surprisingly granted but with a promise of a beating for asking for it!
- Weak, but Skilled: According to Word of God, Cooler was this next to Frieza before discovering his fifth form. While he was still powerful in his own right, he was only slightly over half as strong as Frieza was on Namek, and needed his superior intelligence and fighing abilities to stay in the game. After discovering his fifth form however, he greatly surpassed the level of power Frieza initially posessed.
- Wham Line:
- "You've got a lot to learn... brother."
- "As you know, I am in the third transformed state, but I found a fourth beyond it!"
- Wolverine Publicity: Again, he's appeared twice, and has been in numerous games.
- Your Head Asplode: Inverted in his first defeat: The only part of his body that WASN'T destroyed from being sent into the sun by the Supernova was his head.
Introduced during the Androids/Cell saga
Android 15 (人造人間15号, Jinzōningen Jūgo-Gō)
Voiced by: Toshio Kobayashi (Japanese)
Voiced by: Josh Martin (Funimation dub)
Voiced by: José Arenas (Latin Ameican)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.
- Big Guy, Little Guy: The little guy to Android 14's big guy.
- Brain in a Jar: Similar to Android 19, Android 15's electromechanical brain is protected by a glass dome.
- Cool Shades: Wears a pair of shades that cover his mechanical eyes.
- Flat Character: Doesn’t have much of a personality in the original version, the dub gave him a bit of a gangster accent.
- Off with His Head!: How he meets his end.
- Nice Hat: Similar to Gero, Android 15 wears a hat that covers the glass dome that protects his brain.
- Single-Stroke Battle: Gets into one with Vegeta.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Is this along with Android 14.
- Terrible Trio: Becomes this with Android 14 after Android 13 shows up.
Android 14 (人造人間14号, Jinzōningen Jū Yon-Gō)
Voiced by: Hisao Egawa (Japanese)
Voiced by: Chris Rager (Funimation dub)
Voiced by: José Luis McConnell (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.
- Big Guy, Little Guy: The big guy to Android 15's little guy.
- Diagonal Cut: How he meets his end.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Has a left shoulder pad.
- Flat Character: Even worse than 15 as not even the dub gives him much of a personality.
- Single-Stroke Battle: Gets into one with Future Trunks.
- The Stoic: Doesn't seem to be phased by much.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Is this along with Android 15.
- Terrible Trio: Becomes this with Android 15 after Android 13 shows up.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Does not wear a shirt at all.
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: Doug Rand (AB Groupe dub)
Voiced by: Phillip Wilburn (Funimation dub)
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, even though he'd rather not.
- Always Accurate Attack: His S.S. Deadly Bomber which tracks its target like a heat-seeking missile.
- Cannibalism Superpower: He absorbs the parts from Androids 14 and 15, becoming much stronger as a result.
- 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). Poor Goten might have not been created had Goku not pulled through that one.
- 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.
- Expy: Of Cell, who gains a Super Mode by absorbing two fellow Androids.
- Groin Attack: One strong enough to knock a Super Saiyan back to their normal state.
- The Juggernaut: This better explains his transformed state. He's bulky, presumably gets some sort of chest armor, and shrugs off plenty of damage coming from Vegeta, Trunks, Goku and Piccolo. Even Krillin and Gohan couldn't do much.
- 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.
- Super Toughness: Especially true when transformed. In the movie, nobody could ever deal actual damage to him, only hold him back. The only time he was truly hurt was the same tactic that killed him: Goku absorbing the Spirit Bomb as a Super Saiyan.
- Terrible Trio: Forms one with Androids 14 and 15.
Paragus (パラガス; Paragasu)
Voiced by: Iemasa Kayumi (Japanese)
Voiced by: Paul Bandey (AB Groupe dub)
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 they both survived their executions. Though still an infant, Broly's power awakened and saved both him and his father from Planet Vegeta's destruction shortly thereafter. 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: Being murdered by your own son is cruel, but Paragus did brainwash Broly and used him as a living weapon for over a decade. He was also going to leave his son to die on the planet. So, it's hard to feel too sorry for him.
- Badass Mustache: He is a Saiyan, so he is reasonably powerful. However, he's weak compared to the rest of the cast, especially his son.
- 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.
- Eye Scream: Broly punched one of his eyes out during one of his rampages.
- Just Between You and Me: He starts monologing and gives away his Evil Plan.
- Kick the Dog: Ironically, the only person he was ever shown killing was a henchman by the name of Moah. While it proved that he can fight to an extent, it only shows he was good enough to kill one who served him.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Enslaves his own son for years of brainwashing and keeps him fully controlled with no free will. This is slightly understandable when you factor in that Broly was an Ax-Crazy lunatic who killed for fun and wrecked Paragus's eye for trying to restrain him from blowing up a planet.
- 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 ruin beyond the supposed palace 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.
- Older Than They Look: Subverted. He actually looks his age despite Saiyans retaining their youth until they hit 80.
- 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.
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.
- Bonus Boss: He was this in his debut.
- Fatal Flaw: Hatchiyack is very strong, and can withstand plenty of blows and blasts. However, it won't work when he is either caught off guard, or charging his ultimate technique, the Revenger Cannon.
- Make My Monster Grow: Hatchiyack has a Giant Form that he can use in one of the original versions of the Playdia OVA game. This happens in one of the endings and Goku had to go inside him and blast his 'core' to defeat him.
- Say My Name: He does say "Saiyan!" or "Saiyans!" plenty of times of you've played against one of the Z Fighters in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2.
- Self-Duplication: in one of the OVA video game's alternate endings, Hatchiyack was shown to be able to make multiple copies of himself, something akin to the series' Multi-Form Technique.
- 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.
- Super Form: In one of the endings to the original OVA game, Hatchiyack activates a Super Form to gain an edge on the heroes. This is when Goku has to use what's called an Instant Spirit Bomb to kill him.
- 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.
- Villain Team-Up: In the latest mission of Dragon Ball Heroes, the Demon Towa summons Hatchiyack to assist Baby in allowing him to willingly take over his body, fusing them into Baby Hatchiyack to fight Goku and friends. In a previous mission, Babidi turned him while in his Super Form into a "King of Destruction" type Majin along with plenty other villains.
- The Voiceless: In the original OVA. Averted in the 2010 remake, which gave him few generic lines (such as "I-Impossible!" when he is defeated).
Dr. Raichi (ドクター・ライチー; Dokutā Raichī)
Voiced by: Shinji Ogawa (original OVA, Playdia games), Hiroshi Iwasaki (2010 remake)The last of the Tuffles and one of the main antagonists of the video game Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku, which was later adapted into the OVA Plan to Eradicate All Saiyans.
- Badass Beard: His design in the OVA remake for Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 had a pretty nifty beard, don't you think?
- Badass Mustache: Need I say more? His original OVA appearance has one the size of Donatello's staff.
- Barrier Warrior: Required a Super Saiyan or a bunch of Super Saiyans to break. In Dragon Ball Heroes, his Super Attack has him use it while charging into an opponent.
- Dead All Along: As it turns out, Raichi was killed in an attempt to escape from the Saiyans; the Raichi the Z-Fighters meet is just another Ghost Warrior created by Hatchiyack.
- Expy: Of Dr. Gero. He even kind of looks like him.
- Lazy Bum: Similar to the instance of Barrier Warrior, most appearances he has made outside of Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku shows that he constantly resorts to his barrier in combat. This could also be his Fatal Flaw. The mentioned video game is the only time he is shown to use other moves, such as those from Frieza, Cooler, Slug, Turles, and even has his own ultimate technique.
- Revenge Before Reason: Like Baby of Dragon Ball GT fame, it makes no difference to Raichi that the Saiyans who actually slaughtered his race are long-dead; as far as he's concerned, all Saiyans are guilty.
- Small Name, Big Ego: His appearance when alive says it all, perhaps was as tall as Krillin. Though it makes sense since Tuffles were mostly a small-sized race compared to the Saiyans. His ego is also present as he says he will kill the Saiyans regardless of who gets harmed in the process. Not to mention Hatchiyack, because after being defeated by everyone, he gave his grudge power to Hatchiyack which completed his physical form. More importantly, as Hatchiyack does, he is shown screaming as well. It's as though he and his ego becomes one with Hatchiyack.
- This Is Unforgivable!: He outright says that even if God Himself forgives the Saiyans for their crimes, he never will.
- Villain Team-Up: It's shown Raichi wouldn't mind to tag along with Dr. Myu (who was made to believe he too was a Tuffle scientist that escaped genocide from the Saiyans) in Dragon Ball Heroes. The same applies for Dr. Gero, and Dr. Kochan in a later on mission trailer. Babidi also gave him the Majin Warrior upgrade in a previous mission.
Galaxy SoldiersBojack’s platoon of mercenaries.
Tropes applying to the group as a whole
- The Cameo: All of them appear in Fusion Reborn.
- Evil Redhead: All of them, except possibly Bujin, have orange hair.
- Flat Character: They really don’t get much characterization in Bojack Unbound. The video games have expanded on Zangya’s personality.
- Human Alien: They are all aliens, but look remarkably humanlike.
- Purple Is Powerful: All of them have purple on their outfits.
- Space Pirates: That rampaged across four galaxies.
- Would Hurt a Child: They have no problem with attacking Gohan.
Zangya (ザンギャ, Zangya)
Voiced by: Tomoko Maruo (Japanese)
Voiced by: Colleen Clinkenbeard (Funimation)
Voiced by: Jodi Forrest (AB Groupe)
Voiced by: Belinda Martínez (Latin American Spanish)Bojack's henchman, or woman in this case, with long curly orange hair and pointed ears.
- 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. The heroes (and a lot of fans) feel sorry for her.
- Beauty Is Bad: A really beautiful babe, and a space pirate who doesn't mind killing the population of a planet. And Krillin certainly agrees she is gorgeous.
- Breakout Villain: She is only a henchman in the movie, with only one line of dialogue. However she is very popular with the fans and has made many appearances in the video games.
- Dark Action Girl: Easily defeated Krillin with very little effort.
- The Dark Chick: Aside from Krillin, all her fighting is done in a group.
- Dirty Coward: A downplayed example, but she is shown to want no part of fighting Gohan after he goes Super Saiyan 2 and backs away from him in fear, leading Bad Boss Bojack to insult and then kill her.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: She has bluish skin.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Krillin expressed attraction towards her in the movie, and in the Budokai Tenkaichi games.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: She's at least stronger than Frieza, but is even thinner than 18.
- Pirate Girl: She's the only girl in the "crew" too
- Rapunzel Hair: Down to her knees.
- Smurfette Principle: The only female in Bojack’s crew.
- The Starscream: In the video games.Bojack: You would defy me?Zangya: Stop trying to pretend you're the boss!
- The Stoic: She doesn’t show much emotion when she fights.
- Not So Stoic: She is very scared when she sees Gohan as a SSJ2.
- 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.
- World's Strongest Woman: Being far more powerful than Android 18, in the continuity of the movies, Zangya remained the most powerful female in the universe throughout her entire life. And yet she subverts this trope, as she is not actually from Earth. (Perhaps "Galaxy's Strongest Woman" would be a better title for her?)
Bujin (ブージン, Būjin)
Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (Japanese)
Voiced by: Christopher Bevins (Funimation)
Voiced by: Sharon Mann (AB Groupe)
Voiced by: José Arenas (Latin Ameican Spanish)
The psychic of Bojack’s crew.
- Combination Attack: He often works with Bido by trapping his opponent with his needles and then Bido takes them down.
- Depraved Dwarf: He's a little guy, but quite sadistic.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Gohan finishes him off by kicking him in half.
- Mind over Matter: Uses his psychic powers to throw things at Gohan.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Doesn’t appear to be very buff, but he does put up a good fight against Gohan, at least until he goes SSJ2.
- Never Bareheaded: He never takes his turban off his head.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Hinted at in his first appearances, where he draws Gohan into an illusionary funhouse full of toys.
- Telepathy: He has the ability to throw objects and change the appearance of the battlefield
Kogu (ゴクア, Gokua)
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese)
Voiced by: Ethan Rains (Funimation)
Voiced by: Paul Bandey (AB Groupe)
Voiced by: Mario Castañeda (Latin American Spanish)
The swordfighter of Bojack’s crew.
- Badasses Wear Bandanas: Sports a purple bandana.
- Cool Sword: Has his sword with him at all times.
- Elite Mook: Played with. He's the only member of the Galaxy Soldiers other than Bojack shown to be able to transform, but he's the first of them to die and the only reason he even transforms at all seems to be foreshadowing to the audience that Bojack can do it.
- Even Evil Has Standards: If inconsistent ones. He's not above ambushing Trunks with a blast out of nowhere, but he does give him a chance to surrender when it looks like he's beaten.
- Loners Are Freaks: He notably fights alone, unlike all the other Galaxy Soldiers who fight very much as a unit.
- Master Swordsman: Is said to have been a skilled swordsman.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Is very scrawny until he transforms, however he does make quick work of Future Trunks, until Trunks goes SSJ.
- Not So Stoic Is visibly shocked when Trunks kills him.
- One Steve Limit: Averted by a closed margin. His name is Gokua, not Goku. Possibly as a Casting Gag, the Latin American dub gave him the same voice as Goku. The American dub deliberately changed his name to "Kogu" to enforce this.
- Reused Character Design: He looks like an evil and green-skinned Chrono from Chrono Trigger.
- The Stoic: Doesn't emote much when he fights.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He is the first of the Galaxy Soldiers to be taken out. His brief appearance, however, allowed us to see the Super Mode their members are capable off.
Bido (ビドー, Bidō)
Voiced by: Hisao Egawa (Japanese)
Voiced by: Robert McCollum (Funimation)
Voiced by: Ed Marcus (AB Groupe)
Voiced by: José Luis Castañeda (Latin American Spanish)
The powerhouse of Bojack’s crew.
- Almighty Janitor: The strongest member of Bojack’s crew but is ranked below Zangya, at least in the video games.
- Beard of Evil: Rocks a goatee.
- Blood Knight: His introduction scene sees him strangle a human fighter who stood no chance against him to death purely For the Evulz.
- The Brute: The strongest of Bojack’s crew.
- Combination Attack: He and Bujin often work together to take down opponents, Bujin traps them and then he finishes them off.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Gohan kills him by punching him in half.
- Neck Lift: Does this to Doskoi before he kills him.
- Psychotic Smirk: While strangling the aforementioned human fighter.
Bojack (ボージャック; Boujakku)
Voiced by: Tessho Genda (Japanese)
Voiced by: Doug Rand (AB Groupe dub)
Voiced by: Bob Carter (Funimation dub)
Voiced by: 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.
"Hey kid, nice planet you got here."
- Aliens Are Bastards: He means to thank Goku for freeing him by killing all of his friends and family.
- Bad Boss: As his beautiful henchwoman Zangya finds out the hard way.
- Badasses Wear Bandanas: Or maybe he's just trying to maintain his hairstyle?
- Blood Knight: His introduction quote even has him remarking that it has been a long time since he has snapped a person's neck.
- Complexity Addiction: Why does he go to the trouble of having his underlings infiltrate and mess with a martial arts tournament if all he wants from Earth is a "nice planet" to rule?
- Evil Redhead: His hair goes from orange to red.
- Expy: A despot whom, after being accidentally released, sends his minion to a martial arts tournament to eliminate any strong fighters that might get in his way. The first of martial artist to fall is Krillin. The first minion is killed by a mysterious youth with a sword. Bojack himself has a hole put in his torso. He's effectively King Piccolo with hair.
- Flat Character: Bojack probably suffers the most out of all the movie villains of having very little personality. In many of the videogames, he only has one quote, and is saying "hey Kid, Earth is a fine planet", and that's it. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 did however give him a little bit of personality as your character mentor.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Related to the above, while many of the movie villains can be accused of this, Bojack is perhaps the worst case. We're told he and his crew were once a threat so great the Kais united to seal them in a star (a measure they didn't even take with Frieza), but we're never told where they came from, how they got so powerful, or, most damningly, what they want. This lack of motive is further heightened by Bojack homing straight in on Earth after his release, without any explanation as to how he can sense months-old energy from the Cell Games or what he even wants from Earth besides "a nice planet" to rule. He makes a comment to Gohan about telling his father hello when he sees him in the afterlife, but we're never told how he even knows of Goku or why he even cares. The list goes on and on. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 tries to give him some depth, but he's still by far the most undeveloped movie villains.
- Human Alien: He seems to be based off of filler character Princess Snake.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Able to beat all of Earth's greatest fighters without transforming, something Kogu needed to do just to stand a chance. That was until Gohan went Super Saiyan 2, where upon his own transformation proved inadequate.
- 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.
- Jerkass: He pillaged and plundered across the four galaxies of the Kais, seemingly because he could, though he was beaten even back then.
- Kick the Dog: When Bojack mercilessly hugs Gohan, he nearly killed him. Gets another when he kills his own henchwomen Zangya.
- Large Ham: Some of his video game appearances hint at him being this as a reason for his Complexity Addiction, as he talks about creating a "killer show together" if you partner with him.
- 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.
- Sins of Our Fathers: Alludes to this when he tells Gohan to "say hello to your father in the next world!" How he knows about Goku or why he cares about a man he's never met is never explained.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Is about as strong as Perfect 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.
Introduced during the Majin Buu saga
The Dictator (独裁者; Dokusaisha)
Voiced by Bin Shimada (Japanese)
Voiced by Christopher Bevins (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?
- Evil Army: At least a good deal of his soldiers seemingly ended up in hell with him.
- 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.
- Would Hurt a Child: As soon as he sees Goten and Trunks, while assuming they are just civilians, he orders his troops to open fire on them.
- 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 Tessho Genda (Japanese)
Voiced by Jim Foronda (Janempa) and Kent Williams (Janemba)
Voiced by Víctor Ugarte (Janempa) and José Luis Castañeda (Janemba)A demon created when Hell's Soul Cleansing Machine breaks down, immersing the scatterbrained ogre taking care of it in the collected evils of human history. 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-capable 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: He starts as an almost cuddly giant monster, then turns into Satan.
- Breath Weapon: His smaller form uses one to catch Goku by surprise, though Goku takes it quite well
- Deader Than Dead: Gogeta completely destroyed Janemba, freeing the ogre who had been turned into Janemba.
- Expy: Give Majin Buu a devil motif, and this is more or less what you get; a being that starts out fat, dimwitted and comical, then becomes a lean, far more menacing and powerful new being who the English translation differentiates by adding Super before the name, and is overwhelmed by a fusion of Goku and Vegeta. Possibly lampshaded in the Shin Budokai arcade game, where they become friends.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: Especially in his second form, he doesn't have much going on besides being pure evil, and he doesn't even have any dialogue besides angry grunting and Pokémon Speak.
- 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.
- 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.
- Psychopathic Manchild: First form definitely.
- Reality Warper: He notably turned Hell into a jelly-bean covered playground, and revived all the deceased villains.
- Rubber Man: He can stretch his arms, allowing him to shove Vegeta through a field of debris while choking him.
- 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: His smaller form in comparison to his larger one, though even then he can't get the edge on Goku until he starts using his weirder abilities.
- Sword Beam: He uses them to carve trenches in Hell's landscape and seriously mess up Goku.
- Thinking Up Portals: Used to redirect enemy attacks, fire one of his own at point-blank range, and for transportation.
- Took a Level in Badass: The video game Shin Budokai retells the story of Fusion Reborn. Janemba's power grows the more evil energy he gets, and though at first he's only as strong as a Super Saiyan, by the end he can hold his own against Gogeta, who one-shot him in the movie.
- 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.
Hoi (ホイ; Hoi)
Voiced by Shigeharu Matsuda (Japanese)
Voiced by Troy Baker (Funimation dub)
Voiced by Arturo Mercado (Latin American)The last member of a cult that worshipped 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.
- Aliens Are Bastards: He's an alien, and he's a bastard.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He tries to use Hirudegarn as a weapon to help him in his conquest. He ends up being killed by it.
- Evil Sorcerer: A more savvy Expy of Babidi, the main example of the manga
- Karmic Death: Killed by the very monster he spent the entire movie trying to unleashed.
- Weak, but Skilled: Is not strong enough to take on any of the main characters by a long shot, but he does have ninja skills which gives him a slight edge against Tapion.
- Wizards from Outer Space: He is similar to Babidi in that he's an ancient wizard from some unknown planet.
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. That the major battles against it are so quick that they basically take place in real-time, preventing any such analysis, doesn't help either.
- 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, while also causing the bystanders watching the fight to become less frightened, weakening it even further so he can destroy it.
- Cutting off its tail (only possible with the blessed sword Tapion carries) causes it to lose some of its Intangible Man ability.
- Cannibalism Superpower: Hirudegarn, like Cell, can use its tail to absorb other beings for power-up. But unlike Cell, Hirudegarn can do so on a massive scale, targeting dozens of people at once.
- Eldritch Abomination: Is less a character than a force of nature.
- Expy: He's a combination of the biggest threats in the Dragon Ball Z arcs. Big as a giant ape Saiyan, has universally feared power like Frieza, absorbs people like Cell, and is near-impervious to physical attack like Buu.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: He's just a world destroying monster simply because that's what he is, no reason or intentions back his actions. This is an example of Tropes Are Not Bad however, as the flip side is that this makes much more sense in the plot than the cockiness or arrogance of... well, just about every other villain in the franchise might - Hirudegarn literally cannot understand the power he possesses or what the Z Warriors can bring against him. He's just an entity of malevolence and destruction.
- God of Evil: A deity of apocalyptic destruction given life through his animated idol. Justifies the above a whole lot more cleanly than you'd expect from a movie like this.
- 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 (probably) 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. It says something that Goku and Vegeta both attack it on sight without the usual pissing match, the former even ordering Gotenks to stop messing around and finish it off when he seems to have it on the ropes.
- 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. Mind, he was already a Lightning Bruiser...
- The Worf Effect: Justified by it actually looking like it could mop the floor with the whole cast, for once. And at the same time, it's kind of a subversion, given how the franchise normally plays out the trope with beings in the same size category as the heroes.
Introduced after Z
Abo and Kado / Aka
Abo (アボ; Abo) and Kado (カド; Kado) / Aka (アカ; Aka)
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.
- Affably Evil: Aka waits for Goten and Trunks to regroup after they fail their first attempt at the fusion dance.
- All There in the Manual: Aka's name isn't given in the OVA itself; Gotenks just calls him "Abokado", combining the brothers' names.
- Combat Compliment: They are very respectful of Goten and Trunks, as is Aka towards Gotenks.
- Breath Weapon: "Wahaha no... Ha!!", a ball of energy similar to those used by Frieza, expelled from Aka's mouth.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Abo and Kado are seen celebrating with the cast after Goku takes down Aka.
- Doppelgänger Attack: They have a more advanced version of the after image. Unfortunately for them, they arrive after most of the fighters, even 18, have learned to sense ki. Gohan and Vegeta easily see through it.
- Evil Laugh: Weaponized with the "Wahaha no Ha!!"
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Originally they were of the same rank as the Ginyu Force but received less favoritism from Frieza than them. After The Force was defeated and Frieza died, they became just as strong and dangerous as their boss.
- Fusion Dance: Into Aka.
- Jerkass Aka doesn't care about innocent bystanders or their hotels when he fights, although the only people he purposefully targets besides Gotenks are Tarble and Gure, who Abo and Kado came to Earth to get in the first place.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: The OVA shows three different version's of an attack Aka uses, all involving his mouth. The second involves him holding up an energy ball, which he then enhances by speaking, or laughing through it.
- 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.
- The Glasses Come Off: They discard their scouters when performing their "secret" move
- Weak, but Skilled: They are not particularly strong but prove to be better fighters than base Goten and Trunks in the OVA. It is only after Gohan gives them instructions that Trunks and Goten are able to overwhelm Abo and Kado.
Chilled (チルド; Chirudo)
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.
- Call-Forward: Before he dies, he tells his crew to warn his family of the threat of the Super Saiyan.
- Generation Xerox: Many of his personality flaws, his hunger for becoming a Galactic Conqueror as well as his impressive power seems to have passed on to Frieza.
- 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
- Strong Family Resemblance: His face is exactly like that of Frieza, and his smaller size and other feature s distinguishing him. Bardock even lampshades this.
- Superpowerful Genetics: Apparently Frieza's power is hereditary.
See Dragon Ball Whis