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Tropes that apply to many movie villains
- 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 Metal Cooler, as Cooler could simply have regenerated from that same punch.
- Then there's Bio-Broly, who at the end is revealed to have a weakness to... water.
- 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 never uses it again (outside of once in GT).
- Broly is by far the most blatant example; he's defeated when all of the Z-fighters give their energy to Goku, who then (seemingly) kills Broly with one punch. You gotta wonder why they didn't just do that when the fight started. At least this one is somewhat more justified than the case with Metal Cooler, as Cooler could simply have regenerated from that same punch.
- 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: With Lord Slug and Janemba (for King Piccolo and Majin Buu respectively) being the most blatant examples.
- 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.
- 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 SSJ 2 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, Angira, Zoon, and Medamatcha.
- Cooler has Salza, Doore, and Neiz.
- Super 13 has Androids 13, 14, and 15.
- Kogu, Zangya, Bido and Bujin for Bojack
- Shout-Out: Many battle between the Big Bads and the the respective hero are blatant copies of the main series battles or resemble them.
- Goku and Piccolo teaming up against Garlic Jr. is very similar how they teamed up against Raditz.
- Goku and Dr. Wheelo's Beam-O-War is a copy of Goku and Vegeta's.
- Turles is an Expy of Goku and Vegeta. He looks like Goku and has Vegeta's "What-if-Goku-had-not-lost-his-memories"-role.
- Slug is Demon King Piccolo and the former evil Piccolo's expy. He is even penetrated by Goku like Demon King Piccolo.
- Some shots of Goku's battle against Cooler are copies of the battle against Frieza.
- Bojack's battle with SSJ2 Gohan is not unsimilar 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.
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)
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)
Sansho voiced by: Yukitoshi Hori (Japanese)
Sansho voiced by: Ward Perry (Ocean dub)
Sansho voiced by: Doug Rand, David Gasman, and Ed Marcus (AB Groupe dub)
Sansho voiced by: Eric Dillow (Funimation dub)
Sansho voiced by: Eduardo Borja (Latin American)Nicky, Ginger & Sansho are Garlic Jr.'s right hand men in the film Dead Zone. Nicky is a green human-like Makyan. He has white hear and wears a white cloak. Ginger is a goblin-like Makyan wearing red armor. Sansho is a bulky, black lobster-like Makyan. The evil warriors kidnapped Gohan and brought the Half-Saiyan boy back to Garlic Jr.'s fortress in the sky. Goku came and beat up the three Makyan warriors, despite powering up to their limit. Later, Piccolo and Krillin arrived. Piccolo beat up Sansho and blasted him in half with a Ki Blast. Nicky and Ginger attacked Goku again, but they were both killed by a Kamehameha. The three beasts are later seen escaping from Hell in the film Fusion Reborn.
- Badly Battered Babysitter: Nicky was in charge of watching Gohan while the young Saiyan was being kept prisoner. It...didn't end up well for him.
- Combined Energy Attack: Nicky, Ginger & Sansho can fire Energy Waves at the opponent. Used against Piccolo, which hit him, and later against Goku, (Minus Sansho, he was knocked out by Goku) but it was deflected by Krillin.
- Dual Wielding: Nicky and Ginger can summon two katanas for each of them by pulling them. Out of their skin.
- Elite Mooks
- One-Winged Angel: They all bulk up and increase their powers by shouting weird things related to their names.
- Our Demons Are Different: 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)An alien whose father was in the running for the title of the God of Earth. He lost to Kami and tried to take it by force but was defeated and thrown into the Dead Zone. Garlic Jr. later comes to exact his revenge for this, firstly gaining immortality via the Dragon Balls (until 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.
- Badass Cape
- The Bad Guy Wins: He's the first (but not the only) villain to succeed in gaining Complete Immortality, and has taken down Gods several times. He likewise almost defeats all the Z-Fighters every time he appears.
- Bald of Evil
- Broad Strokes: Invoked by his appearance in the main series in between the Frieza and Android arcs. While the Dead Zone movie could have taken place before Raditz's arrival on Earth, there are certain things that could not have happened; namely, Goku visiting Roshi, Bulma, and Krillin at Kame House to borrow the Dragon Radar before heading for Garlic's fortress (since his reunion with them at the start of Z was supposed to be the first they saw of him since the end of the original series), and Krillin meeting Gohan (since he was just as shocked as the others when Goku told them he's his 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, anyway.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Papas: His main reason for attacking Kami in the movie was to avenge his fallen father. In the series he solemnly vows to use the Dragon Balls to bring him back, and when he thought Piccolo died and the Dragon Balls consequently gone, he lamented the loss but remained steadfast in finding another way.
- Expy: Looks like a more serious and threatening version of Pilaf, to the point that they share the same voice actor. Both are voiced by Chuck Huber in the FUNimation Dub, Don Brown in the Ocean Group Dub, as well as Shigeru Chiba in the Japanese version (Shigeru only voiced Garlic Jr. in the anime, not the movie).
- 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).
- 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/Idiot Ball: Unlike his enemies, he literally cannot die. The first half of the movie was him basically moving to make that the case. Yet somehow he gets the brilliant idea of opening a void to eternal darkness — this can backfire, and thus become worse torture for him than for anyone else ever because, again, he literally cannot die.
- Then he manages to get out by stroke of luck because his home planet approaches Earth and gives him enough power to do this. Only for him to get so mad at the foiling of his Evil Plan to Take Over the World that... he pulls the same shtick again. No prizes for guessing what happened next.
- There's also the fact that he tries to have Piccolo (and by extension Kami) killed before using the Dragon Balls (which become inert if Kami dies) to wish for immortality. Team Four Star gleefully lampshaded this one.
- Kick the Dog: When he mercilessly beats Kami.
- 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: The Dead Zone.
- Quirky Miniboss Squad: Has two: Nicky, Ginger, and Sansho from above in Dead Zone; and the Spice Boys (Spice, Vinegar, Mustard, and Salt) when he returns.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: After his Motive Rant:Goku: "I didn't come here to listen to your life story! Where's Gohan?!"
- The Sociopath: He is known for being totally ruthless and insane.
- Super Mode
- Theme Naming: He and his minions are all named after spices/condiments.
- You Killed My Father: Kami, prepare to die!!
Dr. 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 dub)
Voiced by: Walter Breda (Brazilian Portuguese dub)Dr. Wheelo's assistant. He gathered the dragon balls and wished his master to be freed and ressurected from his frozen fortress, so that they could take over the world. He created the Biowarriors to test the strength of the World's Strongest man, before transfering Dr. Wheelo's brain to the strongest body. As a result of his plans, he has captured Bulma and Master Roshi, which leads to conflict with the Z-warriors.
- 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)A doctor known for his cruel experiments. An accident in the frozen regions of the world cost him his body. His assistant Kochin wishes his brain back to life and set out to find a suitable body to transfer Wheelo's brain into. Inevitably this brings them into conflict with the Z-Warriors.
- 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.
- 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.
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)The Big Bad of The Tree of Might. A rogue Saiyan who oddly looks like Goku. Comes to Earth to plant the Tree of Might that when planted will suck the life out of a planet. The Z-Warriors respond to the threat and he eventually gets spirit bombed to pieces.
- 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: 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?”
- Blood Knight: As to be expected of a Saiyan.
- Card-Carrying Villain: When Goku accuses him of not being able to understand the difference between good and evil.“Hmph. I know the difference; I just don’t care.”
- Curb-Stomp Battle: His battle with Goku after activating his Super Mode. His interactions with the rest of the gang before this also qualifies.
- Dark Is Evil: Just look at him. He's wearing all black, and has darker skin than Goku.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Or rather servitude, which is how he acquired Daiz.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!”
- Kick the Dog: He forcibly turns Gohan into a great ape and sets him loose on his own father, forcing Goku to figure out how remove his rampaging son's tail without otherwise hurting him.
- Lack of Empathy: He shows no sign of anger or sadness at the defeat of his crew, instead seeming more annoyed that they were defeated so easily. Then there's this exchange between him and Goku:Turles: “Disturbing. The strongest of all Saiyan blood and he has a soft spot for a purple dinosaur. Kakarot you raised this Saiyan too much like an Earthling!”Goku: I raised him to know the difference between good and evil! Unlike some people.”Turles: “Hmph. I know the difference. I just don’t care.”
- Light Is Not Good: He was decked in a long white cape before joining the fray.
- Multiple-Choice Past: Foreign-language dubs try to give a reason for why he looks like Goku, and none of them agree with each other. He's either a clone of Goku, his Evil Twin (in the biological sense), or just a Saiyan who happens to look like him (the last being the official explanation).
- Oh, Crap!: Has this expression as he's fighting Goku, while trying to play off all his attacks as lucky shots. Gets this expression again when Goku's second spirit bomb, powered by the fruit, overtakes his attack.
- Planet Eater: Although he eats the planet by means of the Tree of Might's fruit.
- Power-Up Food: The Tree's fruit. They're so powerful that Goku is able to kill Tullece by using their energy to create an insanely powerful Spirit Bomb.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: To the point of berating Goku and Gohan for not being Saiyan enough.
- 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.
- 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 Team-Up: He is recruited by Towa and Mira to work along Slug in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Turles considers him 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.
- Vocal Dissonance: Shares a VA with the rest of the Son males, which is particularly striking in his case as he's one of the most blatantly battle-hardened of Goku's family, but still has the same VA as Gohan.
- We Can Rule Together: Tries to recruit Gohan.
- Wicked Cultured: Manages to make a career of plundering and fighting sound somewhat sophisticated by throwing in a line about enjoying fine wines along with everything else the universe has to offer.
- Wolverine Publicity: He appeared in an OVA called Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans and its remake in the game Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast 2.
- Would Hurt a Child: Had absolutely no problem viciously beating and tormenting Gohan during their encounter.
Lord Slug (スラッグ; Suraggu)
Voiced by: Kenji Utsumi (Old Lord Slug), 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)An evil Namekian not unlike Demon King Piccolo (the first one). Comes to Earth to gather the Dragon Balls and regain his youth then set on conquering it. A fight with the Z-Warriors ensures his plans don't get any further.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He can grow into a giant form if he 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.
- 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.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Weakened by Gohan's whistling since Namekians have highly sensitive ears.
- Theme Naming: As with the other Namekians (minus Piccolo), he's named after a gastropod.
- 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)Cooler personal mercenaries, formed by Salza, Dore, and Neiz.
Tropes applying to them as a whole
- Expy: Since Cooler is a Frieza expy, the Armored Squadron are his Ginyu Force analogue.
- Terrible Trio
Salza (サウザー Sauzaa)The pretty boy and leader of the Armored Squadron, also Cooler personal top dog.
- All There in the Manual: Some supplementary material say he is from the same planet as Jeice. In Budokai Tenkaichi 3, they seem to have a rival relationship.
- 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.
- Pretty Boy: A very handsome man. He is the pretty one of the trio, with Dore being the tough one and Neiz the one with the freaky abilities.
- Purple Is Powerful: He wears a purple uniform, and is Cooler top mercenary. His energy blade is also purple.
- 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.
- 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.
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)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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Kick the Dog:
- After beating Goku senseless, he laughs as he mourns over an injured bird.
- Earlier before that, he blasts an injured Piccolo in front of Goku just to spite him.
- Mask Power: His ultimate form.
- Me's a Crowd: After taking over the Big Gete Star and reviving himself as a cyborg, he gains the ability to mass produce hundreds of Metal Coolers.
- Mind over Matter: Just like his father and brother. He shatters the ground with his mind while bragging about his power.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: He had the chance to kill Goku long before he even made it to Earth. He didn't, and he and his brother lived to regret it.
- When he realizes this, it leads to his Villainous Breakdown.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: On Super Saiyan Goku and Vegeta, as Metal Cooler.
- Not So Stoic: He's The Stoic until he started going after Goku, fighting him with a Psychotic Smirk and Evil Laugh, and then suffered a ironic Sanity Slippage.
- Oh, Crap!: His reaction to getting blasted into the sun.It's the star from this planet's solar system. Maybe I'll blow that up instead and let them all freeze to death in darkness. Wait a minute... I'm heading right for it!!
- One-Winged Angel: He even has an extra transformation that Frieza didn't have 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 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. 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.
- 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
- 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!
- 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.
Android 15 (人造人間15号, Jinzōningen Jūgo-Gō)
- Voiced by: Toshio Kobayashi (Japanese)Voiced by: Josh Martin (Funimation dub)
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Inverted. He does what he's programmed to do: try to kill Goku
- 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
- 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)
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Inverted. He does what he's programmed to do: try to kill Goku
- Diagonal Cut: How he meets his end
- 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 seemed 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.
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.
- 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.
- Fusion Dance: He absorbs the parts from Androids 14 and 15.
- 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.
Broly/Broli (ブロリー; Burorii)
Adult Broly voiced by: Bin Shimada (Japanese)
Baby Broly voiced by: Hiroko Emori (Japanese)
Adult Broly voiced by: Doug Rand (AB Groupe dub)
Baby Broly voiced by: Doug Rand and Jodi Forrest (AB Groupe dub)
Adult Broly voiced by: Vic Mignogna (Funimation dub)
Baby Broly voiced by: Cynthia Cranz (Funimation dub)
Adult Broly voiced by: Ricardo Brust, Enrique Cervantes (Movie 11) (Latin American)
Baby Broly voiced by: Lupita Leal (Latin American)The legendary Super Saiyan, as in the first Saiyan to achieve Super Saiyan status. Right from birth he had a power level of 10,000. But his early life wasn't pleasant due to 1) The then baby Goku's constant crying next to him and 2) King Vegeta fearing that Broly would overthrow him and ordering him killed despite the protests of his father. Luckily for him, Frieza blew up the Saiyan homeworld and Broly's massive power saved both his and his father's lives. It didn't get any better after that however, especially when his father launches a campaign to rebuild the Saiyan empire which brings him back into conflict with Goku.After a very tough fight in which Broly practically trashes all the Z Fighters, he's eventually defeated and left for dead on New Planet Vegeta before Comet Camori destroys it. However by some fluke he manages to survive and get himself to Earth via a space pod. He enters a seven-year-long coma, only coming out of it when hearing Goten crying, and once more continues his rampage against the Saiyans but is once again beaten and seemingly finished when he's hurled into through the sun and has his heart ripped out at the other end. However his blood was collected and he wound up cloned in a misguided attempt to gain money. This time though, Broly comes back very deformed, slime covered and hardly resembling what he once was. After another lengthy fight, he beaten when the fluid covering him is solidified in water. A final Kamehameha finishes him for good.Broly has been set to star in a cinematic attraction at Universal Studios Japan, in a new form called Broly God.His power is maximum.
- Adaptational Badass: Broly is the poster child for Dragon Ball villains.
- Adaptational Heroism: In Supersonic Warriors 2, see Heel–Face Turn for more details.
- Ax-Crazy: Made more frightening by his overwhelming power, and Trope Codifier for Ax-Crazy Blood Knight characters. His insanity makes Frieza and Cell seem normal and is on par with Kid Buu.
- Barrier Warrior: He has the most extensive use of a Deflector Shield in the entire franchise. In the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai video game series, it even takes the place of dodging animations and stands as his second special move. He was able to create one to protect himself and his father from Planet Vegeta's destruction by Frieza and exposure to space, while being an infant on top of having being been Impaled with Extreme Prejudice. He also used one as a battering ram like Frieza against Goku, and again to protect himself from lava when Gohan dropped him into a volcano.
- Berserk Button:
- Anything resembling Goku. Or, as he likes to put it: "KAKAROTTOO~!".
- Thinking of Goku's crying when they were both 1-day old incensed him out of Paragus' mind control.
- Hearing Goten's whining angered him out of a seven year iceberg-coma.
- Beyond the Impossible: In Shin Budokai, he fights Android 18, and the fight tires her out. Keep in mind that Android 18 was given an infinite energy generator which was meant to ensure that she would never get tired or wear down from fighting too long.
- Big Bad: Of the eight, tenth, and eleventh movies.
- Bling of War: One piece counts as his Power Limiter (and possibly a Hypno Trinket) and is indistinguishable from his other gem-encrusted pieces of gold.
- Blood Knight: As a Saiyan, he is positively delighted when the Z-warriors refused to yield and are prepared to fight him to the bitter end.Broly: Knowing you have no chance of victory, and yet you still fight on? You have my respect; you are truly worthy of your Saiyan blood!!
- Body Horror: When he transforms from regular Super Saiyan into his Legendary form, he bulks up so much that he literally busts out of his skin; the top layer of his skin tears off, he becomes horribly pale, like a corpse, and his pupils vanish.
- His Bio-Broly incarnation is even worse in this regard. He partially merges with the culture fluid, which is basically sulphuric acid when exposed to air, before it breaks him down completely and transforms him into a Blob Monster.
- Breakout Villain: If his numerous appearances in video games is not enough, he has the most of all movie characters by a long shot and even more than some main characters as well, the fact one of these games (Supersonic Warriors 2) actually redeems him should settle it.
- The Brute: One of the most badass examples in anime, but he's merely a Dragon-in-Chief for his father in the first movie.
- Came Back Wrong/Clipped-Wing Angel: He was cloned in the movie Bio-Broly. The culture fluid in his cloning tank combined with him rather horribly so that he more resembled "swamp monster" than "Saiyan".
- Also, it's implied in the same movie that Broly's clone was actually weaker than the original (for starters, Krillin managed to last while fighting Broly's clone, whereas in the previous movie, Broly OHKO-ed Krillin by blasting him into a cliff before Krillin could even land the first strike).
- Canon Immigrant: Not Broly himself, rather his Legendary Super Saiyan form. In Dragon Ball Super, a female saiyan named Kale is shown accessing that form, however, it isn't called "Legendary Super Saiyan". It's called Super Saiyan Berserker.
- Catch-Phrase: "KAKAROT!"
- The Chosen One: He was created on the idea of creating a true Chosen One by him being the Legendary Super Saiyan born every thousand of years.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Despite Bio-Broly mentioning that Broly was in Hell, and Fusion Reborn and the Super 17 Saga's plot involving the release of spirits from Hell into the living plane of existence, Broly does not reappear anywhere else, the former being even more notable as his Japanese voice actor, Bin Shimada, did voice work for that film, but for someone who was arguably even worse than Broly.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Both his hair and his Battle Aura have a slight green tint when he enters his Legendary Super Saiyan form.
- When Broly turns into a regular, non-Legendary Super Saiyan, his Restraining Bolt makes his hair turn blue instead of golden.
- Competitive Balance: One might remember Broly being a lot faster in his debut movie than he is in video games, this was clearly made to stick him in The Brute role and disregard his Lightning Bruiser stats to even things out in the games; hits hard and moves slowly, rather than the broken hits hard and moves fast. In "Super Sonic Warriors 2" though, he is only "slow" in comparison to other fighters on his level like Perfect Cell or Majin Vegeta and he has a fast, unplayable SNK Boss encounter that is just as fast as Cell's.
- Averted in his Super Saiyan 3 Transformation, where he is back to being a Lightning Bruiser.
- Dark Messiah: Broly is the Saiyan race's messiah. The Legendary Super Saiyan, a born paragon of everything their race stands for; fighting, killing, and destruction.
- Deadpan Snarker: In his first movie, he actually has a couple of one-liners when facing the Z fighters.
- Did You Actually Believe...?: Broly says this regarding Paragus' belief that he'd die from Comet Camori colliding with New Planet Vegeta shortly after exacting revenge on his father, implying that he's strong enough to survive the destruction of the planet in his LSSJ form.
- Disproportionate Retribution: He hates Goku with a murderous passion because shortly after they were both born, Goku's crying bothered him.
- The Dog Bites Back: See Self-Made Orphan.
- The Dreaded: Even Vegeta was terrified of him.
- Emerald Power: Contrary to any other Super Saiyan, his aura is greenish. Implied to be a result of the Mind Control device that was used on him.
- Evil Counterpart: Shares many similarities with Goku, such as being born almost simultaneously and sharing character elements from the original Monkey King of Journey to the West. Plus, Goku distances from the Super Saiyan legends of enjoying bloodshed, while Broly embodies that description. See Mythology Gag below for more details.
- Also being a much more unstable version of Gohan with a less supportive father.
- A number of fans noted he's basically a pure-blooded Saiyan version of Future Trunks: He has a similar relationship with his father, with him being far more powerful than him, and in addition to his normal Super Saiyan form, he has another transformation that significantly bulks him up, gives him Prophet Eyes etc.
- Flanderization: Broly in video games, some only portray him as someone who just can't speak anything but "Kakarot!" and obviously lost his mind; similar to the characterization he had on his second movie, in which could be justified that his first defeat took its toll on his already unstable sanity. Other games, recent ones at that, goes with his original characterization, a mad brute who still can talk properly and even when attacking random targets he knows exactly what he is doing.
- Flat Character: He hates Kakarot and he's really powerful. That's all there really is to know about Broly, unfortunately. His debut movie doesn't help, as the movie doesn't really focus on or even attempt to explore WHY he's as insane as he is and more on his father Paragus' grudge against the Vegeta Dynasty before Broly breaks free of his father's control for good and everything goes downhill. That said, it is implied he has a Freudian Excuse, which is more than can be said for literally every other villain in the series except Vegeta.
- Freudian Excuse: The eighth movie heavily implies that, besides Kakarot's crying, one of the biggest reasons for the way he is is because of life-threatening events related to Broly's birth. King Vegeta was so scared of his abnormal power that he tried to execute him as a child. He survived, only to watch as Frieza destroyed Planet Vegeta (according to Shin Budokai, this is what made him so unhinged in general). Later on in life, his father placed him under the control of a slave crown, initially out of fear of his power, but afterwards, he was used to destroy even more planets than before against his own will, which probably factored more hate into his father.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: As a Flat Character, there's very little motivation behind his villainous actions other than an irrational hatred for Goku.
- A God Am I: Inversion: Broly, in the Japanese version of Movie 8 as well as a few of the games, has him describing himself as the devil in response to Piccolo's statement about him being a monster.Piccolo: Hmph! Damn monster, do your worst!Broly: A Monster? No, I am a devil!
- Amazingly enough even the Italian dub retains that line (only with "Demonio" (fiend) instead of "Diavolo" (devil).
- Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 however plays it straight, substituting "devil" for "god" in his Dragon Universe phrase against Piccolo and in one of his winposes. Other video games keep the line as it was.
- Healing Factor: Possibly, but not stated among his official abilities. He survived what was supposed to be a fatal stabbing as a baby, and in his debut movie, Goku beat him by putting a hole in his chest. He recovered from both wounds without a healing pod.
- Heartbroken Badass: Taken VERY literally in regards to his demise in Second Coming. After being launched into the Sun by Goku, Gohan and Goten's Kamehameha, Broly screams "Kakarot!" and proceeds to have his heart explode in both directions, before eventually exploding himself.
- Heel–Face Turn: In Supersonic Warriors 2, Broly's story is one big Alternate Continuity, at one point after his usual rampages he hits his head and loses his memory while on earth, Mr. Satan finds Broly and makes him a disciple, even after regaining his memories later and fighting Goku in a fit of rage, Mr. Satan manages to calm him down, eventually Broly becomes a good guy; the game still implies he can't stand being near Goku though.
- Human Popsicle: From the beginning of his second movie appearance until he's woken up by Goten's whining.
- Hypno Trinket: For the first half of the movie, Broly was wearing a crown that was heavily implied to have brainwashed Broly and sapped his will and emotions. It was placed on him by his father, Paragus, originally because he was scared of his power level, but after actually placing it onto Broly (who, going by the flashback, was unwilling to even allow Paragus to put it on him), he decided to use Broly as a little toy, namely destroy a lot more planets than Broly himself destroyed when he was a kid (again, against Broly's will).
- The Juggernaut: To call him a "nigh-unstoppable mass of pain and destruction" is putting it VERY mildly. He spends pretty much every second that he's in his Legendary Super Saiyan form steamrolling whatever unlucky souls happen to be in his line of sight. At one point, he even implies that he's powerful enough to survive an immense comet plowing through the planet ("Did he [Paragus] really think I would die just because this planet was about to explode?!")
- Given that he survived the destruction of Planet Vegeta by Frieza by creating a force field, while less than a week old, this is likely true.
- Kick the Dog: He blew up a planet just to see the looks on the former inhabitants' faces.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: He kills his father and then throws his corpse at Comet Camori. You would feel bad for Paragus if you overlook the fact he enslaved an entire race of people to do his bidding and brainwashed his own son for god-knows-how long.
- Knight of Cerebus: While Frieza and Buu still have some comedic traits, and Cell was repeatedly ridiculed in hell (later), Broly is a disturbingly straight example, without comedic or cartoonish traits. This serves to make his Ax-Crazy behavior stand out amongst the rest of the DBZ villain armada.
- Lack of Empathy: He's so insane that it is very hard for him to feel empathy. However, he's at least honest about it and doesn't try to manipulate people by pretending to be empathic.
- Laughing Mad: On par with Kid Buu.
- Leitmotif: "10's" by Pantera, which starts up after he transforms into the Legendary Super Saiyan.
- Light Is Not Good: He's dressed like some sort of regal/holy being, and is also implied to be the Saiyan equivalent of the Messiah. In his purest form, he's a self-described devil.
- Probably qualifies as Pure Is Not Good as well, given the fact that he was able to gain the Super Saiyan transformation at what is implied to be childhood, which was stated to require a pure heart for him to do so.
- Lightning Bruiser: When fully transformed, he has the notable tactic of dodging an attack easily, then taking the next attack in the face just to show that it wouldn't have worked anyway, then walking through the attack before fully reversing the flow of action relentlessly attacking despite whatever amount of offense received.
- Minor Injury Overreaction: Averted amazingly enough, considering how most villains react to injury in the series. When Goku manages to kick Broly in the jaw hard enough to make him bleed, not only does he barely even react, just giving a smirk, he actually treats it as though it weren't a big deal and licks off the wound. In fact, the only one to overreact over the minor injury was Goku when he witnessed Broly licking off the wound.(Broly turns to Goku with his mouth bleeding, then smirks and licks off the wound)Goku: Eew! That was completely unnecessary! Disgusting!
- Morality Pet: Mr. Satan acts as this for him in Supersonic Warriors 2.
- Mythology Gag: Broly, like our main hero, is also partially based on the Son Goku of Journey to the West. This is alluded to by the fact he is restrained by a golden headband that reinforces obedience through pain, much like how the headband that imprisoned the epynomous Monkey King causes him mindless agony whenever Tripitaka chants the mantra of obedience. This gag makes sense considering Broly is after all Goku's Evil Counterpart.
- My Death Is Only The Beginning: Kind of: Although he certainly did not intend to end up mortally wounded by a supercharged Goku, he certainly recovered and was heavily implied to have grown stronger during the seven year coma he had as a result of recovering from his injury.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He kicks ass in all of his appearances, but it's best seen in the eighth movie, half of which is basically him beating the crap out of the Z Warriors without breaking a sweat. And he even implies that he's not even using his full strength to do so. This is the most likely reason for him being a Breakout Villain, not to mention getting a Super Saiyan 3 transformation.
- No Infantile Amnesia: See Disproportionate Retribution. Also, it is also implied in Shin Budokai that, besides remembering Goku crying, he also remembers when Frieza destroying Planet Vegeta and his powers awakening to allow him to escape.
- No One Could Survive That!: Seriously.
- First movie, he ends up being punched in the gut, a process that seems to literally tear him apart. Subverted in Movie 10 which had him being Killed Off for Real by losing his heart after being engulfed by three beams that carried him through the sun (although it wasn't until Movie 11, Bio-Broly, that this was made quite clear, even though it caused a few ploth oles such as one of the characters, Maloja, stating it even though he was nowhere to be seen at the battle)
- Omnicidal Maniac: Even more so than all but one DBZ villain, which speaks volumes.
- One-Winged Angel: He has an extra super saiyan transformation no other saiyan in the series (at least until Super) has. See the picture for a description.
- Out-of-Character Moment: He doesn't react like his usual self after seeing Turles in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. They just trade quips.
- Painful Transformation: A closer look at his Legendary Super Sayan trasformation in the 8th movie shows signs of this, one can see Broly's mouth and eye sockets being ripped wide open, this lead many to believe that his muscles don't just grow with the transformation, but literally burst from within his body in a painful manner.
- Person of Mass Destruction: More so than the majority of DBZ villains. In the intro of the 8th movie alone he wipes out an entire galaxy in one go, making it vanish entirely in seconds (even though that would be physically impossible).
- It's possibly a visual representation of what he did to the Southern Galaxy over time.
- Probably not, since King Kai felt it all vanish in one go. If it was over time he would have sent in Goku sooner to stop Broly.
- It's possibly a visual representation of what he did to the Southern Galaxy over time.
- Physical God: He's the Legendary Super Saiyan, which basically amounts to the Saiyan equivalent to Jesus (though, considering most Saiyan are Always Chaotic Evil, he's a Dark Messiah by our standards).
- Power Limiter: A hypno-crown made by his dad in his debut movie.
- Prophet Eyes: in his Legendary form.
- Psychic Powers: Implied in Broly: Second Coming, where he is seen strangling Goten in a manner that resembled a Force Choke.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Has shades of this, probably because he's been under constant mind control since he was a kid. While he's transforming into the Legendary Super Saiyan, his screams sound like a crying child.
- Pure Is Not Good: Well you do have to be pure of heart to become a super saiyan...
- Sanity Slippage: Big time. By the time of Second Coming, he's so beyond crazy that he can't tell Gohan and Goten apart from their dad, who by this point has been dead for seven years.
- Say My Name: He always shouts "Kakarot!", to the point it's like a catchphrase for him. It's even a powerup move in the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi and Super Sonic Warriors 2 games.
- Screaming Warrior: Ow, my poor vocal chords.
- Self-Made Orphan: He did this by crushing his father's space-pod with him inside after he tried to leave him to die by a comet hitting the planet. Then again, considering what his father subjected him to after putting that power limiter/hypno trinket on him and later attempting to abandon Broly shortly before his demise, Paragus did deserve it.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Broly, Brolly or Broli?
- And, of course, there are the "Romanizers" who insist it's Burorii.
- The problem with "Brolly" is it's the English slang for umbrella.
- Sphere Factor: His Ki is depicted this way.
- Sickly Green Glow: His Legendary aura. Sicker still when you consider no other character has a green aura.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, he "trains" you by actually trying to murder you while trying to find Goku. He then decides you are far more entertaining.
- Story-Breaker Power: His Power Level was 10,000 (2000 more than Goku's canonically was when he fought Nappa) as a newborn. As an adult, he scales up massively.
- Sucking-In Lines: His energy more often condenses from the atmosphere into his shield and Energy Balls than directly from his body. The entire area goes green before the sphere shrinks down to useful density.
- Theme Naming: After Broccoli. Roshi (while drunk) even calls him such at one point.
- True Final Boss: From the Nintendo DS RPG Dragon Ball Kai: Attack of The Saiyans, bonus points for appearing right after the first Goku vs. Vegeta battle.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Subverted. He looks like this, and fights like this, but he's actually a capable martial artist. He's just so strong he can tank his way through anything.
- Unstoppable Rage: Apparently, he doesn't like Goku very much.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: His common attire.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Both played straight and subverted. Although his power may have something to do with his Ax-Crazy nature, it is also heavily implied that the life-threatening experiences that he had to endure the day of his birth had a LOT to do with his insanity, perhaps even more than his actual power level itself (which was stated to be 10,000 as a newborn). It is known, however, that as his power is perpetually growing, it's doing his already-imbalanced mentality no favors, by the end reducing him to a screaming madman who can only say "KAKAROT!".
- Wolverine Publicity: He's so popular a character he appears in three movies and fourteen fighting games, among other things, and he got a Super Saiyan 3 form in Raging Blast. Heck, he's also popular enough to appear even in fighting games where Movie characters are normally excluded, such as Burst Limit (with the only other character to meet this standard being Bardock, who had already made it back into the manga and Dragon Ball Online, unlike Broly).
- Just fourteen fighting games is a little narrow minded, even more as he appeared in other game genres as well:
- Dragon Ball Z Super Butouden 2 (Fighting/SNES), Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury (Action & RPG/GBA), Dragon Ball Z: Taiketsu (Fighting/GBA), Dragon Ball Z: Sagas (Action/Multiplatform), Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (Fighting/PS2), Dragon Ball Z: Super Sonic Warriors 2 (Fighting/NDS), Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 1, 2 and 3 (Fighting/PS2 as for 1, Multi for the rest), Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai and Another World (Fighting/PSP), Dragon Ball Z: Infinity World (Fighting/PS2), Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (Fighting/Multiplatform), Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast 1 and 2 (Fighting/Multiplatform),(Fighting/Multiplatform), Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans (Action & RPG/NDS), Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team (Fighting/PSP), Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butōden (Fighting/NDS), Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi (Fighting/Multiplataform). Total of 19 games.
- Attack of The Saiyans so far is the best example of his Wolverinism, the game was made on the recent, at the time, success of Dragon Ball Kai in Japan so the storyline only went as far as the first epic fight with Goku against Vegeta; with the final boss, in this case Vegeta, defeated you could still free-roam around to get a few extras. Fighting Broly is one of these extras as he is the harder extra final boss; thus Broly managed to appear in a continuity where he SHOULD not have ever been seen, as while the Broly trilogy defies the canon continuity of the series as it is, in this game he managed to appear even before Frieza!
- It happens again in Dragon Ball Xenoverse. Aside from Beerus and Whis, he is the only character from the movies to appear in the game, and the only non-canon character period (at least until the Dragon Ball GT DLC).
- Just fourteen fighting games is a little narrow minded, even more as he appeared in other game genres as well:
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: See Freudian Excuse.
- Worthy Opponent: He definitely has some kind of twisted respect for Goku, he just hates the hell out of him at the same time.
- Would Hit a Girl: He had no problem attacking Videl in Broly – Second Coming.
- Would Hurt a Child: He also had no qualms with fighting Goten and Trunks.
- Wrestler in All of Us: Not you, Hercule. Broly's fighting style is more like wrestling moves than the lightning fast movements of the characters in the main series.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Subverted. Although Broly in the 8th Movie, when going Super Saiyan, does have blue hair (purple hair if it is dark outside), it was implied that this was not natural, but a side-effect of his Restraining Bolt. In Second Coming, his hair is the usual golden as a Super Saiyan.
Hatchiyack (ハッチヒャック; Hatchihyakku)
Voiced by Yusaku Yara (Version 1993) and Hideo Ishikawa (Raging Blast 2)
Voiced by Christopher Sabat (Funimation dub)A being from the video game Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku, which was later adapted into the OVA Plan to Eradicate All Saiyans. A supercomputer created by Dr. Raichi to enact revenge against the Saiyans as he a Tuffle, a race that inhabited the planet that would become Planet Vegeta after the Saiyans took it over.
- 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 Villain 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.
Zangya (ザンギャ; Zangya)
Voiced by: Tomoko Maruo (Japanese)
Voiced by: Jodi Forrest (AB Groupe dub)
Voiced by: Colleen Clinkenbeard (Funimation dub)
Voiced by: Belinda Martínez (Latin American)Bojack's henchwoman, 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. A lot of fans feel sorry for her.
- Beauty Is Bad: And Krillin certainly agrees.
- Breakout Villain: She is only a minor villain in the movie, with only one line of dialogue. She is, however, very popular with fans, and have many videogames appearances. You may even consider her more popular than Bojack, if you want.
- Dark Action Girl: Easily defeated Krillin, with very little effort.
- The Dark Chick: Aside from Krillen, all her fighting is done in a group
- The Dragon: For Bojack, in the video games anyway. In the movie she isn't any more important than any of the other pirates and doesn't demonstrate any unique abilities like Kogu or Bujin.
- Evil Redhead: Has long curly orange hair.
- Flat Character: Only had one line in the movie. In the games, however, they give her more personality.
- 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.
- Human Alien: Seems to be the same kind seen on the anime version of Snake Way
- Icy Blue Eyes
- Muscles Are Meaningless: She's at least stronger than Frieza, but is even thinner than 18.
- Not So Stoic: She is very scared once she sees Gohan transformed into SSJ 2.
- Pirate Girl: She's the only girl in the "crew" too
- Rapunzel Hair: Down to her knees.
- Space Pirates: That rampaged across four galaxies
- The Starscream: In the video games.Bojack: You would defy me?Zangya: Stop trying to pretend you're the boss!
- The Stoic: No one knows almost nothing about her personality and remains almost the entire movie with this trait.
- 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.
- Would Hurt a Child: She has no problem attacking Gohan.
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.
- 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.
- 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 Krillen. 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.
- 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.
- Meaningful Name: His name comes from the Japanese word bōjakubujin, which means "arrogance" or "audacity".
- Theme Naming: All of his minions have names that fall in line with their evil traits.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Inside a star, even.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Is about as strong as 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.
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.
- 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.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He tries to use Hirudegarn as a weapon to help him in his conquest. He ends up being killed by it.
- 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.
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 Beerus.
See Dragon Ball Whis
Sorbet (ソルベ; Sorube)
Voiced by Shiro Saito (Japanese), Jeremy Schwartz (English), Pedro D'Aguillón Jr. (Latin American)The leader of the Planet Trade Organization following the deaths of Frieza and King Cold. Unable to hold the organization together, he gets the idea to use the Dragon Balls to resurrect their former boss in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: When Sorbet first wishes for Frieza's revival, Shenron says that it's pointless to bring him back since he would return in pieces. After talking with Tagoma, Sorbet demands that his wish be granted. Shenron calls it a foolish wish, but grants it anyway. Turns out, Shenron was right, although for the wrong reason. The wish was extremely foolish since Frieza chose to get revenge on Goku instead of returning to his empire. That decision led to his entire army and what is left of the empire being destroyed.
- Benevolent Boss: Unlike Frieza he doesn't demean his men, and orders the shields up to keep them alive. He's also mad at Tagoma for killing Shisami in Super.
- Bullying a Dragon / Do Not Taunt Cthulhu: Shenron himself invokes this when Sorbet gets a little too mouthy.Sorbet: I don't care what shape [Frieza's] in, just bring him back like I told you!
Shenron: It's unwise to be rude to a dragon.
- Co-Dragons: With Tagoma after Frieza returns, though he quickly becomes the sole dragon in the film when Tagoma is killed for speaking out against Frieza's revenge plan. In Dragon Ball Super, Tagoma is spared, and even becomes The Dragon to Frieza, outclassing Sorbet in authority and Ginyu Force in power level, after enduring training sessions with Frieza, who outright said that without using a healing machine, Tagoma would have died from the pressure he had to endure during the training.
- Edible Theme Naming: Sorbet is named after, of course, a sorbet.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- In a Deleted Scene (present in the script and companion manga), Sorbet agrees with Tagoma that since Frieza was such a psychopath, it probably is a bad idea to bring him back to life; nonetheless, he goes through with it because he genuinely believes that Frieza is the only way to restore the empire.
- In Super, when Tagoma kills Shisami to get at Gohan, Sorbet is appalled at him for killing a team-mate.
- Genre Blindness: He really should have known that someone like Frieza could never walk away from an opponent who utterly humiliated him and took his title as strongest in the universe.
- Godzilla Threshold: With Frieza's empire going downhill since his demise, Sorbet decides the only way they can restore it is by resurrecting him.
- Irony: He brought Frieza Back from the Dead because he saw Frieza's fear factor as they only way to restore his empire to its former glory. Instead, Frieza leads the entire army on a full-scale invasion of Earth for the sake of revenge on Goku for his previous defeat, with the entire army dying as a result. Essentially, reviving Frieza left the empire in ruins, the very thing Sorbet hoped to prevent.
- Laser-Guided Karma: He is indirectly killed by the master he went out of his way to revive. On top of that, he brought Frieza back since he saw him as the only hope to save the empire, which had been falling apart without Frieza's power and fear factor. Bringing back Frieza completely destroys what is left of the trade organization because he couldn't let go of the fact that Goku defeated him.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Instead of restoring the trade empire to its former glory by reviving Frieza, it ends up utterly destroying it since Frieza killed his entire army on Earth before dying himself. The failed invasion also saved thousands if not millions of lives that would have been lost in planetary rebelling. The universe has a lot to thank Sorbet for.
- Karmic Death: Sorbet shoots Goku in the back on Frieza's orders. He ends up being killed by one of Frieza's stray blasts, deflected into him by Vegeta.
- Ring of Power: Sorbet's "Bad Ring Laser", which shoots energy beams that are powerful enough to critically injure Goku in his Super Saiyan God SS form.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: With Frieza's empire falling apart without him, Sorbet uses the Dragon Balls to bring him Back from the Dead because he sees Frieza's fear factor as the only way to restore it to its former glory. Instead of going back to rule his empire as Sorbet expected, Frieza throws it all away for the sake of petty revenge on Goku, only to get himself killed and his entire army destroyed; by bringing Frieza back to life, Sorbet ensured the destruction of his empire, the very thing he was trying to prevent.
- Tempting Fate: Sorbet calls his idea to revive Frieza and have him restore the empire foolproof. He is then shocked that Frieza's first order of business is revenge, instead of using his power to restore his failing empire.
- Villainous Friendship: Sorbet and Tagoma seem to be close. Sorbet is even visibly upset when Frieza kills Tagoma in the film.
Tagoma (タゴマ; Tagoma)
Dragon Ball Super adaptation of the movie.
- Adaptational Badass: Though he dies too quickly in the film to show off, Tagoma was at best around the same strength as Zarbon and Dodoria, being easily tossed out an airlock by Frieza. In Dragon Ball Super, after some Training from Hell with Frieza, he's stronger than Piccolo, who is himself far stronger than Frieza was when first revived.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the film he was something of a Token Good Teammate that got killed off by Frieza before having a chance to do anything. In Dragon Ball Super, not only does this not happen, but he actually takes part in the invasion of Earth, having taken several levels in badass and jerkass due to Frieza's training.
- Ax-Crazy: His time as Frieza's torture doll as he was undergoing Training from Hell hasn't been too kind to his mind.
- Advertised Extra:
- Tagoma is prominently shown on the cover of the poster for the movie, making it seem that he'll have a Co-Dragons type relationship with Sorbet. He lasts for maybe ten or so minutes before telling Frieza that he maybe shouldn't go after the Super Saiyans and instead focus on rebuilding his empire, at which point Frieza tosses his ass out of the ship.
- Subverted in Dragon Ball Super, where he survives that suggestion and goes on to become the strongest soldier in the army, even shocking Sorbet with his power level, who declares him even stronger than the former Ginyu Force through his scouter. Tagoma then prepares to dispatch the Z Warriors, alerting even Goten and Trunks (who were away from the battlefield) with the sheer power of his ki.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Or eviler, to be exact. While he was already a bad guy to begin with, he showed signs of being a Noble Demon; valuing his commander, sparing the Pilaf Trio even after stealing one of their wishes (two in Super), and showing a reluctance to revive Frieza due to how evil he was. After four months of being used by Frieza as a punching bag, Tagoma was twisted into a maniac as evil as Frieza himself. His once dull stoic expression has turned into a Slasher Smile, he is willing to kill his comrades just to inhure the heroes, and he is even seen intimidating Sorbet, despite previously showing respect toward him.
- Broken Ace: After going through some serious Training from Hell, Tagoma becomes this. His power greatly surpasses Shisami who is about as strong as Piccolo, becoming the strongest soldier in Frieza's army. However, his horrible experience with being Frieza's punching bag for four months has left him horribly broken. He now has a cold outlook on things, no longer values his comrades, and is now just as brutal and ruthless as Frieza himself.
- Combat Pragmatist: Tagoma's time as unwilling partner in Frieza's Training from Hell not only made him a lot stronger, it also gave him a cold and ruthless outlook on fighting. He shows this when he blasts both Shisami and Gohan through the chests, knowing it was his best chance to take out Gohan before he started seriously powering up.
- Co-Dragons: With Shisami when Sorbet is in command of the empire. After Frieza returns, Sorbet is downgraded to The Dragon and Shisami is further downgraded into The Brute, making Sorbet and Tagoma Co-Dragons instead. Tagoma is killed in the film for speaking out against Frieza's revenge plan. In Dragon Ball Super, Tagoma is spared, and even becomes The Dragon to Frieza, outclassing Sorbet in authority and Ginyu Force in power level, after enduring training sessions with Frieza, who outright said that without using a healing machine, Tagoma will die from the pressure he had to endure during the training.
- Cool Shades: Tagoma's scouter, which is a visor that covers both eyes, takes this shape.
- Edible Theme Naming: Tagoma's name is a pun on the Japanese word for "egg."
- Elite Mooks: Tagoma is said to be on par with Frieza's late Co-Dragons, Zarbon and Dodoria. Of course, Frieza doesn't find this very impressive since Goku and the Z-Fighters have long since surpassed Zarbon and Dodoria. In Dragon Ball Super, Tagoma goes on to be the strongest soldier in the army, surpassing Shisami.
- Even Evil Has Standards: In a Deleted Scene (present in the script and the companion manga), Tagoma suggests to Sorbet that it might not be such a good idea to bring Frieza back, emphasizing that he was an Evil Overlord whom they may be better off without. Sorbet actually agrees, but with Frieza's empire going down the tubes without him, they don't have much choice.
- Fate Worse Than Death: Frog!Ginyu stole his body. Thanks to Vegeta killing Ginyu, and without the ability to switch bodies, Tagoma is trapped as a frog for the rest of his life.
- Genre Blindness: Tagoma foolishly thinks that someone as prideful and scornful as Frieza can walk away after being humiliated and killed by what he sees as overgrown monkeys. It gets him blown out an airlock in the film, though Frieza merely kneecaps him in the anime and lets him live.
- Gone Horribly Right: In Super, presumably as punishment for his vocally doubting Frieza, Sorbet decides to assign Tagoma as the revived Frieza's training partner. Frieza puts him through Training from Hell, and Tagoma snaps from the experience, becoming as cold hearted and ruthless as Frieza.
- Grand Theft Me: In Super, Ginyu hijacks his body by tricking Tagoma into using the "Change" technique for him.
- Karmic Death: In the film, he gets blown into space by the newly-revived Frieza for suggesting that he ignore his desire for revenge.
- Klingon Promotion: Kills Shishami, and almost fatally wounds Gohan. This impresses Frieza to the point of making him the new commander of his army.
- Laser-Guided Karma: In Super, he ruthlessly kills one of his own teammates and calls himself better than the Ginyu Force is body jacked by Captain Ginyu.
- Lean and Mean: Lean in both the movie and Super. Very mean in Super after training wth Frieza.
- Only Sane Man: Tagoma actively questions the wisdom of bring back Frieza, reminding everyone of what a heartless bastard he was. He also protests going to Earth since the the Super Saiyan is there.
- Sanity Slippage: It is clear that Tagoma is not completely sane anymore after four months of being Frieza's training dummy. Even Sorbet is shocked by his personality change.
- Slasher Smile: In Dragon Ball Super, Tagoma sports this one after declaring himself worthy of Frieza's favor after enduring a literally hellish session of training with him and preparing to eradicate the Z Warriors standing before him.
- Sole Survivor: In Super. After the Resurrection ‘F’ arc, he is the only living person who is a remnant of Frieza's army, since the rest of the army has been wiped out. Seeing as he'll have to spend the rest of his life as a frog, that is not something to be proud of.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In Dragon Ball Super, Tagoma is merely kneecapped by Frieza instead of being spaced. He then goes on to become The Dragon to Frieza, outclassing Shisami in terms of power after he trained with Frieza on some remote planet.
- Stating the Simple Solution: In both Resurrection ‘F’ and Super, he openly speaks out against Frieza's revenge plan against Goku, telling him that he could just go back to ruling his empire in space with Goku and the Z-Fighters never the wiser. In response, Frieza either kills him on the spot (film version) or uses him as his personal training dummy for four months (Super).
- Thrown Out the Airlock: Tagoma suffers this at the hands of Frieza in the film when he makes the mistake of suggesting that Frieza stay away from Earth. He's spared in the anime.
- Took a Level in Badass: Compared to Resurrection ‘F’, where Tagoma is presumably just an Elite Mook, in Super, he becomes The Dragon to Frieza and is strong enough to hold his own against Piccolo with no problems.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In Super he went from someone who cared about his comrades and boss, Sorbet, to someone who has no problem shooting Shisami in the back to kill an enemy and openingly mocks Sorbet for being soft and his failure to keep the empire together.
- Training from Hell: In Dragon Ball Super, he gets picked to be Frieza's sparring partner, which translates to him being a punching bag for four months. After every "session" with Frieza, Tagoma is so badly injured that he has to be placed into a regeneration tank just to stay alive. The experience makes him the most powerful member of Frieza's army, and also a ruthless bastard on par with Frieza himself.
- Underestimating Badassery: He questions if Frieza is really as dreaded or as powerful as Sorbet makes him out to be. Although Frieza is far from being the strongest in the universe anymore, he is still much stronger than anyone in Frieza's army. There is also a very good reason why he's feared by both his army and enemies.
- Villainous Friendship: Sorbet and Tagoma seem to be close. Sorbet is even visibly upset when Frieza kills Tagoma in the film. Which is why his personality change in Super after training with Frieza completely shocks Sorbet.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: In Super, it's hard not to feel sorry for him. Having been forced to be Frieza's practice dummy for four months, Tagoma was beaten within an inch of his life every single day for that time period purely so Frieza could find the best ways to effectively torture Goku before killing him; by the time of the invasion, Tagoma's sanity is shot to hell, and he's just as brutal and ruthless as Frieza himself. While Tagoma died with his convictions and what morality he had intact in the film, in Super, Frieza killed him in all except body.
Shisami (シサミ; Shisami)
Voiced by Tetsu Inada (Japanese)
Voiced by Brad Venable (English)
Voiced by Miguel Ángel Ghigliazza (Latin American)A member of Frieza's forces who took place in his invasion of Earth after Frieza’s resurection.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Unlike in the film where Shisami is one-shotted by Gohan and is killed by Frieza for failing, he is shot in the back by his own comrade, Tagoma, while he's fighting Gohan. The look of betrayal and shock on his face really shows how he never suspected that Tagoma was capable of such a thing. Even the heroes are equally horrified by this act of cruelty.
- Big Red Devil: Fits the bill with his stature, red skin and huge horns.
- The Dragon: He was Sorbet's strongest warrior next to Tagoma. After four months of training, he manages to fight on par with Piccolo.
- The Brute: One of the more powerful soldiers in the invasion and is tall with a muscular build.
- Co-Dragons: He and Tagoma were Sorbet's Co-Dragons before Frieza returns. He's demoted to Elite Mook after Frieza's return.
- Edible Theme Naming: Like Sorbet & Tagoma is named after food. In his Shisami’s case, his name is an anagram of Sashimi which is a raw meat or fish dish.
- Elite Mooks: One of Sorbet’s strongest soldiers. He is as powerful as Piccolo, who is many times stronger than Frieza when he was revived.
- Flat Character: Outside of him being very strong and loyal to Sorbet, he has no real personality.
- Took a Level in Badass: When Frieza is resurrected, Shisami can "match Dodoria and Zarbon at their peaks", which would place him between 20-30,000. However, four months later when the invasion begins, he's on par with a tired Piccolo, who is stronger than an android at that point.
- The Worf Effect:
- After matching (an exhausted) Piccolo in 1-on-1 combat, Super Saiyan Gohan intervenes and defeats Shisami in one blow.
- In Super he is shot from behind by Tagoma to show how much stronger and ruthless Tagoma is.